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CONTAINING THE
 
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
 
TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND
WITH
THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED
AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND
 
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THE NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL
THE
BOOKS OF
THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT,
WITH THE NUMBER OF THEIR
CHAPTERS.
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The Books of the Old Testament.


                                               Chaps
Genesis                                    50
Exodus                                     40
Leviticus                                  27
Numbers                                  36
Deuteronomy                            34
Joshua                                      24
Judges                                      21
Ruth                                        4
1 Samuel                                  31
2 Samuel                                  24
1 Kings                                    22
2 Kings                                    25
1 Chronicles                              29
2 Chronicles                              36
Ezra                                         10
Nehemiah                                 13
Esther                                      10
Job                                          42
Psalms                                     150
Proverbs                                   31
                                               Chaps
Ecclesiastes                               12
The Song of
      Solomon                            8
Isaiah                                       66
Jeremiah                                   52
Lamentations                             5
Ezekiel                                     48
Daniel                                      12
Hosea                                      14
Joel                                         3
Amos                                       9
Obadiah                                   1
Jonah                                       4
Micah                                      7
Nahum                                     3
Habakkuk                                 3
Zephaniah                                 3
Haggai                                     2
Zechariah                                 14
Malachi                                    4


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The Books of the New Testament.


                                               Chaps
Matthew                                   28
Mark                                       16
Luke                                        24
John                                        21
The Acts                                   28
Epistle to the
      Romans                             16
1 Corinthians                             16
2 Corinthians                             13
Galatians                                  6
Ephesians                                 6
Philippians                                4
Colossians                                4
1 Thessalonians                         5
                                               Chaps
2 Thessalonians                         3
1 Timothy                                 6
2 Timothy                                 4
Titus                                        3
Philemon                                  1
To the Hebrews                         13
The Epistle of
James                   5
1 Peter                                     5
2 Peter                                     3
1 John                                      5
2 John                                      1
3 John                                      1
Jude                                         1
Revelation                                22


 


THE FIRST
BOOK OF MOSES,
CALLED
GENESIS.


CHAPTER 1
IN the
beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And
the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the
face of the waters.
3 And God
said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God
saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from
the darkness.
5 And God
called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the
morning were the first day.
6 ¶ And God
said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide
the waters from the waters.
7 And God
made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God
called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second
day.
9 ¶ And God
said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and
let the dry land appear: and it was
so.
10 And God
called the dry land Earth; and the
gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was
good.
11 And God
said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after
his kind, whose seed is in itself,
upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And
the earth brought forth grass, and herb
yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God
saw that it was good.
13 And
the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 ¶ And
God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day
from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and
years:
15 And
let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the
earth: and it was so.
16 And God
made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light
to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God
set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And
to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the
darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And
the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God
said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life,
and fowl that may fly above the earth
in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God
created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters
brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his
kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God
blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the
seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And
the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 ¶ And
God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle,
and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God
made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and
every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was
good.
26 ¶ And
God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the
cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth.
27 So God
created man in his own image, in the
image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God
blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish
the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over
the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 ¶ And
God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and
every tree, in the which is the fruit
of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And
to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing
that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there
is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it
was so.
31 And God
saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the
evening and the morning were the sixth day.
 
CHAPTER 2
THUS the
heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on
the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the
seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God
blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested
from all his work which God created and made.
4 ¶ These
are the generations of the heavens
and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And
every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the
field before it grew: for the Lord
God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to
till the ground.
6 But
there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And
the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 ¶ And
the Lord God planted a garden
eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And
out of the ground made the Lord God
to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree
of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and
evil.
10 And a
river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and
became into four heads.
11 The
name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of
Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And
the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And
the name of the second river is Gihon:
the same is it that compasseth the
whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And
the name of the third river is Hiddekel:
that is it which goeth toward the
east of Assyria. And the fourth river is
Euphrates.
15 And
the Lord God took the man, and put
him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And
the Lord God commanded the man,
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in
the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18 ¶ And
the Lord God said, It is
not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And
out of the ground the Lord God
formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call
them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And
Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast
of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And
the Lord God caused a deep sleep
to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the
flesh instead thereof;
22 And
the rib, which the Lord God had
taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And
Adam said, This is now bone of my
bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken
out of Man.
24
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto
his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And
they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
 
CHAPTER 3
NOW the
serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the
woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And
the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the
garden:
3 But of
the fruit of the tree which is in the
midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch
it, lest ye die.
4 And
the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God
doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and
ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And
when the woman saw that the tree was good
for food, and that it was pleasant to
the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one
wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her
husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And
the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves
aprons.
8 And
they heard the voice of the Lord God
walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the Lord God
amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And
the Lord God called unto Adam, and
said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And
he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And
he said, Who told thee that thou wast
naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest
not eat?
12 And
the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to
be with me, she gave me of the tree,
and I did eat.
13 And
the Lord God said unto the woman,
What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and
I did eat.
14 And
the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art
cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly
shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I
will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed;
it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto
the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in
sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband,
and he shall rule over thee.
17 And
unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and
hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat
of it: cursed is the ground for thy
sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it
all the days of thy life;
18
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the
herb of the field;
19 In
the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground;
for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And
Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 Unto
Adam also and to his wife did the Lord
God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 ¶ And
the Lord God said, Behold, the man
is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his
hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23
Therefore the Lord God sent him
forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he
drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims,
and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of
life.
 
CHAPTER 4
AND Adam
knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a
man from the Lord.
2 And
she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a
tiller of the ground.
3 And in
process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground
an offering unto the Lord.
4 And
Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.
And the Lord had respect unto Abel
and to his offering:
5 But
unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and
his countenance fell.
6 And
the Lord said unto Cain, Why art
thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If
thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin
lieth at the door. And unto thee shall
be his desire, and thou shalt rule
over him.
8 And
Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the
field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know
not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And
he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me
from the ground.
11 And
now art thou cursed from the earth,
which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
12 When
thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength;
a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
13 And
Cain said unto the Lord, My
punishment is greater than I can bear.
14
Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from
thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth;
and it shall come to pass, that every
one that findeth me shall slay me.
15 And
the Lord said unto him, Therefore
whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any
finding him should kill him.
16 ¶ And
Cain went out from the presence of the Lord,
and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And
Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city,
and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
18 And
unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat
Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
19 ¶ And
Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And
Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such
as have cattle.
21 And
his brother's name was Jubal: he was
the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
22 And
Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and
iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was
Naamah.
23 And Lamech
said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech,
hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man
to my hurt.
24 If
Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
25 ¶ And
Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God,
said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain
slew.
26 And
to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then
began men to call upon the name of the Lord.
 
CHAPTER 5
THIS is the book of the generations of Adam.
In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
2 Male
and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in
the day when they were created.
3 ¶ And
Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own
likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
4 And
the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he
begat sons and daughters:
5 And
all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
6 And
Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
7 And
Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons
and daughters:
8 And
all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
9 ¶ And
Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
10 And
Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat
sons and daughters:
11 And
all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
12 ¶ And
Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:
13 And
Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat
sons and daughters:
14 And
all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
15 ¶ And
Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
16 And
Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat
sons and daughters:
17 And
all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he
died.
18 ¶ And
Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
19 And
Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and
daughters:
20 And
all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
21 ¶ And
Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And
Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat
sons and daughters:
23 And
all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And
Enoch walked with God: and he was not;
for God took him.
25 And
Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
26 And
Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and
begat sons and daughters:
27 And
all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
28 ¶ And
Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
29 And
he called his name Noah, saying, This same
shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the
ground which the Lord hath cursed.
30 And Lamech
lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons
and daughters:
31 And
all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
32 And
Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
 
CHAPTER 6
AND it
came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and
daughters were born unto them,
2 That
the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And
the Lord said, My spirit shall not
always strive with man, for that he also is
flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There
were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God
came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became
mighty men which were of old, men of
renown.
5 ¶ And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts
of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it
repented the Lord that he had made
man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And
the Lord said, I will destroy man
whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping
thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
9 ¶ These
are the generations of Noah: Noah was
a just man and perfect in his
generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And
Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The
earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God
looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted
his way upon the earth.
13 And God
said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled
with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 ¶ Make
thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch
it within and without with pitch.
15 And
this is the fashion which thou
shalt make it of: The length of the
ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the
height of it thirty cubits.
16 A
window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above;
and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17 And,
behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all
flesh, wherein is the breath of life,
from under heaven; and every thing
that is in the earth shall die.
18 But
with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou,
and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
19 And
of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of
fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing
of the earth after his kind, two of every sort
shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21 And
take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for
thee, and for them.
22 Thus
did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
 
CHAPTER 7
AND the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all
thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
2 Of
every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female:
and of beasts that are not clean by
two, the male and his female.
3 Of
fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive
upon the face of all the earth.
4 For
yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty
nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the
face of the earth.
5 And
Noah did according unto all that the Lord
commanded him.
6 And
Noah was six hundred years old when
the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 ¶ And
Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into
the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of
clean beasts, and of beasts that are not
clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There
went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had
commanded Noah.
10 And
it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the
earth.
11 ¶ In
the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day
of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up,
and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And
the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 In
the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of
Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
14 They,
and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl
after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15 And
they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
16 And
they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded
him: and the Lord shut him in.
17 And
the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up
the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
18 And
the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark
went upon the face of the waters.
19 And
the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
20
Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
21 And
all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of
beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
22 All
in whose nostrils was the breath of
life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
23 And
every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground,
both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and
they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were
with him in the ark.
24 And
the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
 
CHAPTER 8
AND God
remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a
wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
2 The
fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain
from heaven was restrained;
3 And the
waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the
hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4 And
the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon
the mountains of Ararat.
5 And
the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 ¶ And
it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the
ark which he had made:
7 And he
sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up
from off the earth.
8 Also
he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the
face of the ground;
9 But
the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into
the ark, for the waters were on the face
of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in
unto him into the ark.
10 And
he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the
ark;
11 And
the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah
knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 And
he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not
again unto him any more.
13 ¶ And
it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and
Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the
ground was dry.
14 And
in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth
dried.
15 ¶ And
God spake unto Noah, saying,
16 Go
forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with
thee.
17 Bring
forth with thee every living thing that is
with thee, of all flesh, both of
fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth;
that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon
the earth.
18 And
Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
19 Every
beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth
out of the ark.
20 ¶ And
Noah builded an altar unto the Lord;
and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings
on the altar.
21 And
the Lord smelled a sweet savour;
and the Lord said in his heart, I
will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of
man's heart is evil from his youth;
neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22 While
the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and
winter, and day and night shall not cease.
 
CHAPTER 9
AND God
blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and
replenish the earth.
2 And
the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth,
and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand
are they delivered.
3 Every
moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I
given you all things.
4 But
flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5 And
surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will
I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I
require the life of man.
6 Whoso
sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God
made he man.
7 And
you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and
multiply therein.
8 ¶ And God
spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I,
behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 And
with every living creature that is with
you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from
all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11 And I
will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any
more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to
destroy the earth.
12 And God
said, This is the token of the
covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do
set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me
and the earth.
14 And
it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall
be seen in the cloud:
15 And I
will remember my covenant, which is between
me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more
become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And
the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the
everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God
said unto Noah, This is the token of
the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18 ¶ And
the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth:
and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These
are the three sons of Noah: and of
them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And
Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And
he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two
brethren without.
23 And
Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it
upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of
their father; and their faces were backward,
and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And
Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And
he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant
of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And
he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his
servant.
27 God
shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan
shall be his servant.
28 ¶ And
Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29 And
all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
 
CHAPTER 10
NOW these
are the generations of the sons of
Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2 The
sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and
Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And
the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 And
the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 By
these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after
his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6 ¶ And
the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
7 And
the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and
the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8 And
Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9 He was
a mighty hunter before the Lord:
wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
10 And
the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in
the land of Shinar.
11 Out
of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and
Calah,
12 And
Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is
a great city.
13 And
Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14 And
Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
15 ¶ And
Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
16 And
the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
17 And
the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18 And
the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the
families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And
the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza;
as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
20 These
are the sons of Ham, after their
families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
21 ¶ Unto
Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the
elder, even to him were children born.
22 The
children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 And
the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
24 And
Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
25 And
unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's
name was Joktan.
26 And
Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
27 And
Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
28 And
Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
29 And
Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were
the sons of Joktan.
30 And
their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.
31 These
are the sons of Shem, after their
families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
32 These
are the families of the sons of Noah,
after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided
in the earth after the flood.
 
CHAPTER 11
AND the
whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it
came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the
land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And
they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly.
And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4 And
they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach
unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the
face of the whole earth.
5 And
the Lord came down to see the city
and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And
the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language;
and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which
they have imagined to do.
7 Go to,
let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand
one another's speech.
8 So the
Lord scattered them abroad from
thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and
from thence did the Lord scatter
them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
10 ¶ These
are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat
Arphaxad two years after the flood:
11 And
Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and
daughters.
12 And
Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
13 And
Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat
sons and daughters.
14 And
Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
15 And
Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons
and daughters.
16 And
Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
17 And
Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons
and daughters.
18 And
Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
19 And
Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and
daughters.
20 And
Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
21 And
Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and
daughters.
22 And
Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
23 And
Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and
daughters.
24 And
Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
25 And
Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons
and daughters.
26 And
Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 ¶ Now
these are the generations of Terah:
Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
28 And
Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the
Chaldees.
29 And
Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of
Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
30 But
Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 And
Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his
daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of
the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and
dwelt there.
32 And
the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
 
CHAPTER 12
NOW the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of
thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land
that I will shew thee:
2 And I
will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name
great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I
will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee
shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So
Abram departed, as the Lord had
spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5 And
Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance
that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they
went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they
came.
6 ¶ And
Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of
Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in
the land.
7 And
the Lord appeared unto Abram, and
said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto
the Lord, who appeared unto him.
8 And he
removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his
tent, having Beth-el on the west, and
Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.
9 And
Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
10 ¶ And
there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn
there; for the famine was grievous in
the land.
11 And
it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto
Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore
it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say,
This is his wife: and they will kill
me, but they will save thee alive.
13 Say,
I pray thee, thou art my sister: that
it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
14 ¶ And
it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the
woman that she was very fair.
15 The
princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the
woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
16 And
he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses,
and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
17 And
the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his
house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
18 And
Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is
this that thou hast done unto me? why
didst thou not tell me that she was thy
wife?
19 Why
saidst thou, She is my sister? so I
might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
20 And
Pharaoh commanded his men concerning
him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
 
CHAPTER 13
AND Abram
went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him,
into the south.
2 And
Abram was very rich in cattle, in
silver, and in gold.
3 And he
went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his
tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;
4 Unto
the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram
called on the name of the Lord.
5 ¶ And Lot
also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6 And
the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their
substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And
there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's
cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
8 And
Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee,
and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee?
separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou
wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart
to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot
lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the
Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,
even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou
comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot
chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated
themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram
dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and
pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But
the men of Sodom were wicked and
sinners before the Lord
exceedingly.
14 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Abram, after
that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the
place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For
all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for
ever.
16 And I
will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the
dust of the earth, then shall thy seed
also be numbered.
17
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for
I will give it unto thee.
18 Then
Abram removed his tent, and came and
dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is
in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.
 
CHAPTER 14
AND it
came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar,
Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
2 That these
made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king
of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
3 All
these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
4 Twelve
years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 And in
the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the
Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
6 And
the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.
7 And
they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the
Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.
8 And
there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of
Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with
them in the vale of Siddim;
9 With
Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel
king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
10 And
the vale of Siddim was full of
slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they
that remained fled to the mountain.
11 And
they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went
their way.
12 And
they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and
departed.
13 ¶ And
there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the
plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
14 And
when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred
and eighteen, and pursued them unto
Dan.
15 And
he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them,
and pursued them unto Hobah, which is
on the left hand of Damascus.
16 And
he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his
goods, and the women also, and the people.
17 ¶ And
the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of
Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were
with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is
the king's dale.
18 And
Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
19 And
he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram
of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And
blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.
And he gave him tithes of all.
21 And
the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to
thyself.
22 And
Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of
heaven and earth,
23 That
I will not take from a thread even to
a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:
24 Save
only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went
with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
 
CHAPTER 15
AFTER these
things the word of the Lord came
unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding
great reward.
2 And
Abram said, Lord God, what wilt
thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And
Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my
house is mine heir.
4 And,
behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be
thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine
heir.
5 And he
brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars,
if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6 And he
believed in the Lord; and he
counted it to him for righteousness.
7 And he
said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the
Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8 And he
said, Lord God, whereby shall I
know that I shall inherit it?
9 And he
said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three
years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
10 And
he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece
one against another: but the birds divided he not.
11 And
when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12 And
when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror
of great darkness fell upon him.
13 And
he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a
land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them
four hundred years;
14 And
also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they
come out with great substance.
15 And
thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
16 But
in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the
Amorites is not yet full.
17 And
it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a
smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
18 In
the same day the Lord made a
covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the
river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19 The
Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And
the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And
the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
 
CHAPTER 16
NOW Sarai
Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose
name was Hagar.
2 And
Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord
hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be
that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 And
Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten
years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4 ¶ And
he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had
conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5 And
Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon
thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived,
I was despised in her eyes: the Lord
judge between me and thee.
6 But
Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is
in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with
her, she fled from her face.
7 ¶ And
the angel of the Lord found her by
a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8 And he
said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she
said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And
the angel of the Lord said unto
her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
10 And
the angel of the Lord said unto
her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 And
the angel of the Lord said unto
her, Behold, thou art with child, and
shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.
12 And
he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's
hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And
she called the name of the Lord
that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked
after him that seeth me?
14
Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and
Bered.
15 ¶ And
Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare,
Ishmael.
16 And
Abram was fourscore and six years
old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
 
CHAPTER 17
AND when
Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord
appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am
the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I
will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And
Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for
me, behold, my covenant is with thee,
and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham;
for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6 And I
will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings
shall come out of thee.
7 And I
will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their
generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed
after thee.
8 And I
will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a
stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be
their God.
9 ¶ And God
said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed
after thee in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep,
between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
11 And
ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the
covenant betwixt me and you.
12 And
he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in
your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any
stranger, which is not of thy seed.
13 He
that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be
circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting
covenant.
14 And
the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised,
that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
15 ¶ And
God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name
Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
16 And I
will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she
shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17 Then
Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child
be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety
years old, bear?
18 And
Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God
said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name
Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20 And
as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make
him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget,
and I will make him a great nation.
21 But
my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at
this set time in the next year.
22 And
he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
23 ¶ And
Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that
were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and
circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto
him.
24 And
Abraham was ninety years old and
nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
25 And
Ishmael his son was thirteen years
old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
26 In
the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
27 And
all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the
stranger, were circumcised with him.
 
CHAPTER 18
AND the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of
Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2 And he
lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent
door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3 And
said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray
thee, from thy servant:
4 Let a
little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves
under the tree:
5 And I
will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall
pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as
thou hast said.
6 And
Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three
measures of fine meal, knead it, and make
cakes upon the hearth.
7 And
Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to
dress it.
8 And he
took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them
under the tree, and they did eat.
9 ¶ And
they said unto him, Where is Sarah
thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
10 And
he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and,
lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was
behind him.
11 Now
Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the
manner of women.
12
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I
have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And
the Lord said unto Abraham,
Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am
old?
14 Is
any thing too hard for the Lord?
At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life,
and Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then
Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but
thou didst laugh.
16 ¶ And
the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with
them to bring them on the way.
17 And
the Lord said, Shall I hide from
Abraham that thing which I do;
18
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the
nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I
know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and
they shall keep the way of the Lord,
to do justice and judgment; that the Lord
may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
20 And
the Lord said, Because the cry of
Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21 I
will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the
cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
22 And
the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham
stood yet before the Lord.
23 ¶ And
Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the
wicked?
24
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy
and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
25 That
be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the
wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee:
Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And
the Lord said, If I find in Sodom
fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And
Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord,
which am but dust and ashes:
28
Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy
all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there
forty and five, I will not destroy it.
29 And
he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found
there. And he said, I will not do it for
forty's sake.
30 And
he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure
there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And
he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure
there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
32 And
he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once:
Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
33 And
the Lord went his way, as soon as
he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
 
CHAPTER 19
AND there
came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot
seeing them rose up to meet them; and
he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2 And he
said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and
tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your
ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3 And he
pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his
house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did
eat.
4 ¶ But
before they lay down, the men of the city, even
the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people
from every quarter:
5 And
they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us,
that we may know them.
6 And Lot
went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And
said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold
now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring
them out unto you, and do ye to them as is
good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they
under the shadow of my roof.
9 And
they said, Stand back. And they said again,
This one fellow came in to sojourn,
and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them.
And they pressed sore upon the man, even
Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But
the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut
to the door.
11 And
they smote the men that were at the
door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied
themselves to find the door.
12 ¶ And
the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons,
and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For
we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the
face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot
went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and
said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord
will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15 ¶ And
when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy
wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the
iniquity of the city.
16 And
while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his
wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and
set him without the city.
17 ¶ And
it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape
for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape
to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18 And Lot
said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19
Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified
thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot
escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20
Behold now, this city is near to flee
unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let
me escape thither, (is it not a
little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And
he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I
will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste
thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither.
Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 ¶ The
sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then
the Lord rained upon Sodom and
upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord
out of heaven;
25 And
he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the
cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 ¶ But
his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 ¶ And
Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:
28 And
he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and
beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 ¶ And
it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God
remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he
overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
30 ¶ And
Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with
him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two
daughters.
31 And
the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in
unto us after the manner of all the earth:
32 Come,
let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may
preserve seed of our father.
33 And
they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and
lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she
arose.
34 And
it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger,
Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night
also; and go thou in, and lie with
him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 And
they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and
lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus
were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And
the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this
day.
38 And
the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon
unto this day.
 
CHAPTER 20
AND Abraham
journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and
Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
2 And
Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is
my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
3 But God
came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but
a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.
4 But
Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a
righteous nation?
5 Said
he not unto me, She is my sister? and
she, even she herself said, He is my
brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done
this.
6 And God
said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of
thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered
I thee not to touch her.
7 Now
therefore restore the man his wife;
for he is a prophet, and he shall
pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
8
Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and
told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
9 Then
Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and
what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a
great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.
10 And
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?
11 And
Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
12 And
yet indeed she is my sister; she is the
daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my
wife.
13 And
it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I
said unto her, This is thy kindness which
thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
14 And
Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah
his wife.
15 And
Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before
thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
16 And
unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto
all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
17 ¶ So
Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants;
and they bare children.
18 For
the Lord had fast closed up all
the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
 
CHAPTER 21
AND the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and
the Lord did unto Sarah as he had
spoken.
2 For
Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of
which God had spoken to him.
3 And
Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to
him, Isaac.
4 And
Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded
him.
5 And
Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
6 ¶ And
Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so
that all that hear will laugh with
me.
7 And
she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given
children suck? for I have born him a
son in his old age.
8 And
the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
9 ¶ And
Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham,
mocking.
10
Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the
son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
11 And
the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
12 ¶ And
God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad,
and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken
unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
13 And
also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
14 And
Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water,
and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and
sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
15 And
the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the
shrubs.
16 And
she went, and sat her down over against him
a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of
the child. And she sat over against him,
and lift up her voice, and wept.
17 And God
heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven,
and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the
voice of the lad where he is.
18
Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great
nation.
19 And God
opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the
bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
20 And God
was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an
archer.
21 And
he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the
land of Egypt.
22 ¶ And
it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of
his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is
with thee in all that thou doest:
23 Now
therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me,
nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but
according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me,
and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
24 And
Abraham said, I will swear.
25 And
Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's
servants had violently taken away.
26 And
Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me,
neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
27 And
Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them
made a covenant.
28 And
Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 And
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean
these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
30 And
he said, For these seven ewe lambs
shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged
this well.
31
Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of
them.
32 Thus
they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the
chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
33 ¶ And
Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba,
and called there on the name of the Lord,
the everlasting God.
34 And
Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
 
CHAPTER 22
AND it
came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him,
Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he
said, Take now thy son, thine only son
Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him
there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3 ¶ And
Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his
young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt
offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then
on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And
Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad
will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And
Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a
knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And
Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the
fire and the wood: but where is the
lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And
Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so
they went both of them together.
9 And
they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar
there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the
altar upon the wood.
10 And
Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And
the angel of the Lord called unto
him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And
he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him:
for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son,
thine only son from me.
13 And
Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and
took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And
Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
15 ¶ And
the angel of the Lord called unto
Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And
said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord,
for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine
only son:
17 That
in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as
the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his
enemies;
18 And
in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast
obeyed my voice.
19 So
Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba;
and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
20 ¶ And
it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold,
Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
21 Huz
his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22 And
Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
23 And
Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24 And
his concubine, whose name was Reumah,
she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
 
CHAPTER 23
AND Sarah
was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of
the life of Sarah.
2 And
Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is
Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep
for her.
3 ¶ And
Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you:
give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of
my sight.
5 And
the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
6 Hear
us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince
among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold
from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
7 And
Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
8 And he
communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out
of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
9 That
he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he
shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
10 And
Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered
Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
11 Nay,
my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my
people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
12 And
Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
13 And
he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if
thou wilt give it, I pray thee,
hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
14 And
Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
15 My
lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver;
what is that betwixt me and thee?
bury therefore thy dead.
16 And
Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which
he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of
silver, current money with the
merchant.
17 ¶ And
the field of Ephron, which was in
Machpelah, which was before Mamre,
the field, and the cave which was therein,
and all the trees that were in the
field, that were in all the borders
round about, were made sure
18 Unto
Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all
that went in at the gate of his city.
19 And
after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah
before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the
land of Canaan.
20 And
the field, and the cave that is therein,
were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of
Heth.
 
CHAPTER 24
AND Abraham
was old, and well stricken in age:
and the Lord had blessed Abraham
in all things.
2 And
Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he
had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
3 And I
will make thee swear by the Lord,
the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife
unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
4 But thou
shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
5 And
the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow
me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence
thou camest?
6 And
Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
7 ¶ The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my
father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and
that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send
his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
8 And if
the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from
this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
9 And the
servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him
concerning that matter.
10 ¶ And
the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all
the goods of his master were in his
hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
11 And
he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the
time of the evening, even the time
that women go out to draw water.
12 And
he said, O Lord God of my master
Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my
master Abraham.
13
Behold, I stand here by the well of
water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
14 And
let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher,
I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy
camels drink also: let the same
be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I
know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
15 ¶ And
it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out,
who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother,
with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
16 And
the damsel was very fair to look
upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and
filled her pitcher, and came up.
17 And
the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little
water of thy pitcher.
18 And
she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her
hand, and gave him drink.
19 And
when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
20 And
she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well
to draw water, and drew for all his
camels.
21 And
the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or
not.
22 And
it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden
earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
23 And
said, Whose daughter art thou? tell
me, I pray thee: is there room in thy
father's house for us to lodge in?
24 And
she said unto him, I am the daughter
of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
25 She
said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to
lodge in.
26 And
the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord.
27 And
he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath
not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord
led me to the house of my master's brethren.
28 And
the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.
29 ¶ And
Rebekah had a brother, and his name was
Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
30 And
it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands,
and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man
unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the
well.
31 And
he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord;
wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for
the camels.
32 ¶ And
the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and
provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
33 And
there was set meat before him to eat:
but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
34 And he
said, I am Abraham's servant.
35 And
the Lord hath blessed my master
greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver,
and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
36 And
Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him
hath he given all that he hath.
37 And
my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the
daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
38 But
thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto
my son.
39 And I
said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
40 And
he said unto me, The Lord, before
whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt
take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:
41 Then
shalt thou be clear from this my
oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.
42 And I
came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord
God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:
43
Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the
virgin cometh forth to draw water,
and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;
44 And
she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lord
hath appointed out for my master's son.
45 And
before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher
on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.
46 And
she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:
so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
47 And I
asked her, and said, Whose daughter art
thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto
him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
48 And I
bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord,
and blessed the Lord God of my
master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's
daughter unto his son.
49 And
now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell
me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
50 Then Laban
and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
51
Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's
son's wife, as the Lord hath
spoken.
52 And
it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped
the Lord, bowing himself to the earth.
53 And
the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment,
and gave them to Rebekah: he gave
also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
54 And
they did eat and drink, he and the men that were
with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said,
Send me away unto my master.
55 And
her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few
days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
56 And
he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord
hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
57 And
they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.
58 And
they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she
said, I will go.
59 And
they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and
his men.
60 And
they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the
mother of thousands of millions, and let
thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
61 ¶ And
Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the
man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
62 And
Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south
country.
63 And
Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his
eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were
coming.
64 And
Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
65 For
she had said unto the servant, What
man is this that walketh in the field
to meet us? And the servant had said,
It is my master: therefore she took a
vail, and covered herself.
66 And
the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 And
Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she
became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
 
CHAPTER 25
THEN again
Abraham took a wife, and her name was
Keturah.
2 And
she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 And
Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim,
and Leummim.
4 And
the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All
these were the children of Keturah.
5 ¶ And
Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
6 But
unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and
sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east
country.
7 And
these are the days of the years of
Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
8 Then
Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years;
and was gathered to his people.
9 And
his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of
Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is
before Mamre;
10 The
field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried,
and Sarah his wife.
11 ¶ And
it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and
Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.
12 ¶ Now
these are the generations of Ishmael,
Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
13 And
these are the names of the sons of
Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael,
Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
14 And
Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15
Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
16 These
are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by
their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
17 And
these are the years of the life of
Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and
died; and was gathered unto his people.
18 And
they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is
before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and
he died in the presence of all his brethren.
19 ¶ And
these are the generations of Isaac,
Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
20 And
Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel
the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21 And
Isaac intreated the Lord for his
wife, because she was barren: and the
Lord was intreated of him, and
Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And
the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be
so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire
of the Lord.
23 And
the Lord said unto her, Two nations
are in thy womb, and two manner of
people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be
stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve
the younger.
24 ¶ And
when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her
womb.
25 And
the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his
name Esau.
26 And
after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his
name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore
years old when she bare them.
27 And
the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
28 And
Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his
venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 ¶ And
Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
30 And
Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31 And
Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And
Esau said, Behold, I am at the point
to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
33 And
Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his
birthright unto Jacob.
34 Then
Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and
rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
 
CHAPTER 26
AND there
was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of
Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
2 And
the Lord appeared unto him, and
said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
3
Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto
thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform
the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
4 And I
will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy
seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be
blessed;
5
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my
statutes, and my laws.
6 ¶ And
Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
7 And
the men of the place asked him of his
wife; and he said, She is my sister:
for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the
place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.
8 And it
came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the
Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.
9 And
Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die
for her.
10 And
Abimelech said, What is this thou
hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and
thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
11 And
Abimelech charged all his people,
saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
12 Then
Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the
Lord blessed him.
13 And
the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
14 For
he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of
servants: and the Philistines envied him.
15 For
all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his
father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
16 And
Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.
17 ¶ And
Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt
there.
18 And
Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of
Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of
Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had
called them.
19 And
Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing
water.
20 And
the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the
well Esek; because they strove with him.
21 And
they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of
it Sitnah.
22 And
he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not:
and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall
be fruitful in the land.
23 And
he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.
24 And
the Lord appeared unto him the
same night, and said, I am the God of
Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am
with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's
sake.
25 And
he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and
there Isaac's servants digged a well.
26 ¶ Then
Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol
the chief captain of his army.
27 And
Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent
me away from you?
28 And
they said, We saw certainly that the Lord
was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us
make a covenant with thee;
29 That
thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto
thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the Lord.
30 And
he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
31 And
they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent
them away, and they departed from him in peace.
32 And it
came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning
the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
33 And
he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.
34 ¶ And
Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the
Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
35 Which
were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
 
CHAPTER 27
AND it
came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could
not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said
unto him, Behold, here am I.
2 And he
said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:
3 Now
therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to
the field, and take me some venison;
4 And
make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
5 And
Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to
hunt for venison, and to bring it.
6 ¶ And
Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto
Esau thy brother, saying,
7 Bring
me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the
Lord before my death.
8 Now
therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
9 Go now
to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will
make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
10 And
thou shalt bring it to thy father,
that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
11 And
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a
smooth man:
12 My
father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I
shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
13 And
his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy
curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
14 And
he went, and fetched, and brought them
to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
15 And
Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger
son:
16 And
she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth
of his neck:
17 And
she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand
of her son Jacob.
18 ¶ And
he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
19 And
Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau
thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit
and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
20 And
Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because
the Lord thy God brought it to me.
21 And
Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son,
whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
22 And
Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
23 And
he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's
hands: so he blessed him.
24 And
he said, Art thou my very son Esau?
And he said, I am.
25 And
he said, Bring it near to me, and I
will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he
brought him wine, and he drank.
26 And
his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
27 And
he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and
blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed:
28
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and
plenty of corn and wine:
29 Let
people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and
let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
30 ¶ And
it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob
was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his
brother came in from his hunting.
31 And
he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto
his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul
may bless me.
32 And
Isaac his father said unto him, Who art
thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy
firstborn Esau.
33 And
Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed
him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
34 And
when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding
bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
35 And
he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
36 And
he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two
times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my
blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
37 And
Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all
his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I
sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
38 And
Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted
up his voice, and wept.
39 And
Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the
fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
40 And
by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to
pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off
thy neck.
41 ¶ And
Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and
Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then
will I slay my brother Jacob.
42 And
these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called
Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching
thee, doth comfort himself, purposing
to kill thee.
43 Now
therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to
Haran;
44 And
tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
45 Until
thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee
from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?
46 And
Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth:
if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?
 
CHAPTER 28
AND Isaac
called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt
not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
2 Arise,
go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a
wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
3 And God
Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou
mayest be a multitude of people;
4 And
give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that
thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto
Abraham.
5 And
Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the
Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
6 ¶ When
Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take
him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge,
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
7 And
that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;
8 And
Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
9 Then
went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the
daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
10 ¶ And
Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And
he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun
was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and
lay down in that place to sleep.
12 And
he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached
to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
13 And,
behold, the Lord stood above it,
and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God
of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
14 And
thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the
west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in
thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15 And,
behold, I am with thee, and will keep
thee in all places whither thou
goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee,
until I have done that which I have
spoken to thee of.
16 ¶ And
Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
17 And
he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is
this place! this is none other but
the house of God, and this is the gate
of heaven.
18 And
Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the
top of it.
19 And
he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called
Luz at the first.
20 And
Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way
that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
21 So
that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:
22 And
this stone, which I have set for a
pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give
the tenth unto thee.
 
CHAPTER 29
THEN Jacob
went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
2 And he
looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they
watered the flocks: and a great stone was
upon the well's mouth.
3 And
thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's
mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in
his place.
4 And
Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be
ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
5 And he
said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
6 And he
said unto them, Is he well? And they
said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
7 And he
said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is
it time that the cattle should be
gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
8 And
they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's
mouth; then we water the sheep.
9 ¶ And
while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept
them.
10 And
it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's
brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and
rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his
mother's brother.
11 And
Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
12 And
Jacob told Rachel that he was her
father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's
son: and she ran and told her father.
13 And
it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that
he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his
house. And he told Laban all these things.
14 And Laban
said to him, Surely thou art my bone
and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
15 ¶ And
Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art
my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
16 And Laban
had two daughters: the name of the elder was
Leah, and the name of the younger was
Rachel.
17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was
beautiful and well favoured.
18 And
Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy
younger daughter.
19 And Laban
said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to
another man: abide with me.
20 And
Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to
her.
21 ¶ And
Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my
wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
22 And Laban
gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
23 And
it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her
to him; and he went in unto her.
24 And Laban
gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for
an handmaid.
25 And
it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for
Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
26 And Laban
said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the
firstborn.
27
Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou
shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And
Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to
wife also.
29 And Laban
gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
30 And
he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and
served with him yet seven other years.
31 ¶ And
when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but
Rachel was barren.
32 And Leah
conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely
the Lord hath looked upon my affliction;
now therefore my husband will love me.
33 And
she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me
this son also: and she called his
name Simeon.
34 And
she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be
joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name
called Levi.
35 And
she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name
Judah; and left bearing.
 
CHAPTER 30
AND when
Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said
unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
2 And
Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the
womb?
3 And
she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my
knees, that I may also have children by her.
4 And
she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.
5 And
Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
6 And
Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given
me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.
7 And
Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.
8 And
Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have
prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.
9 When Leah
saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to
wife.
10 And
Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
11 And Leah
said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.
12 And
Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
13 And Leah
said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his
name Asher.
14 ¶ And
Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and
brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray
thee, of thy son's mandrakes.
15 And
she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken
my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel
said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
16 And
Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and
said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's
mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
17 And God
hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
18 And Leah
said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband:
and she called his name Issachar.
19 And Leah
conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
20 And Leah
said, God hath endued me with a good
dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and
she called his name Zebulun.
21 And
afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
22 ¶ And
God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
23 And
she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
24 And
she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord
shall add to me another son.
25 ¶ And
it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send
me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I
have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done
thee.
27 And Laban
said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.
28 And
he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
29 And
he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was
with me.
30 For it was
little which thou hadst before I came,
and it is now increased unto a
multitude; and the Lord hath blessed
thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?
31 And
he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any
thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:
32 I
will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled
and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted
and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
33 So
shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my
hire before thy face: every one that is
not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall
be counted stolen with me.
34 And Laban
said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
35 And
he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the
she goats that were speckled and spotted, and
every one that had some white in it,
and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them
into the hand of his sons.
36 And
he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of
Laban's flocks.
37 ¶ And
Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and
pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
38 And
he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the
watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when
they came to drink.
39 And
the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked,
speckled, and spotted.
40 And
Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the
ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks
by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
41 And
it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid
the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive
among the rods.
42 But
when the cattle were feeble, he put them
not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
43 And
the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and
menservants, and camels, and asses.
 
CHAPTER 31
AND he
heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.
2 And
Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
3 And
the Lord said unto Jacob, Return
unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
4 And
Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,
5 And
said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with
me.
6 And ye
know that with all my power I have served your father.
7 And
your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered
him not to hurt me.
8 If he
said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled:
and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the
cattle ringstraked.
9 Thus God
hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
10 And
it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine
eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
11 And
the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying,
Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
12 And
he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the
cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and
grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou
anointedst the pillar, and where thou
vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto
the land of thy kindred.
14 And
Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is
there yet any portion or inheritance
for us in our father's house?
15 Are
we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured
also our money.
16 For
all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said
unto thee, do.
17 ¶ Then
Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
18 And
he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the
cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac
his father in the land of Canaan.
19 And Laban
went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
20 And
Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he
fled.
21 So he
fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set
his face toward the mount Gilead.
22 And
it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
23 And
he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and
they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
24 And God
came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that
thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
25 ¶ Then
Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban
with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
26 And Laban
said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me,
and carried away my daughters, as captives taken
with the sword?
27
Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not
tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with
tabret, and with harp?
28 And
hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done
foolishly in so doing.
29 It is
in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto
me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good
or bad.
30 And
now, though thou wouldest needs be
gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
31 And
Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure
thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
32 With
whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern
thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that
Rachel had stolen them.
33 And Laban
went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants'
tents; but he found them not. Then
went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
34 Now
Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat
upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
35 And
she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up
before thee; for the custom of women is
upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
36 ¶ And
Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban,
What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly
pursued after me?
37
Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy
household stuff? set it here before
my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
38 This
twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she
goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
39 That
which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare
the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
40 Thus I was; in the day the drought
consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
41 Thus
have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two
daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten
times.
42
Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had
been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine
affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
43 ¶ And
Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These
daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these
cattle are my cattle, and all that
thou seest is mine: and what can I do
this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
44 Now
therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a
witness between me and thee.
45 And
Jacob took a stone, and set it up for
a pillar.
46 And
Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an
heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
47 And Laban
called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.
48 And Laban
said, This heap is a witness between
me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
49 And
Mizpah; for he said, The Lord
watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
50 If
thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness
betwixt me and thee.
51 And Laban
said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this
pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
52 This
heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that
thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.
53 The God
of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us.
And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
54 Then
Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread:
and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
55 And
early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and
blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.
 
CHAPTER 32
AND Jacob
went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
2 And
when Jacob saw them, he said, This is
God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
3 And
Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the
country of Edom.
4 And he
commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant
Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
5 And I
have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have
sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
6 ¶ And
the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also
he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
7 Then
Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds,
and the camels, into two bands;
8 And
said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company
which is left shall escape.
9 ¶ And
Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto
thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:
10 I am
not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou
hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and
now I am become two bands.
11
Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau:
for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.
12 And
thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the
sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
13 ¶ And
he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a
present for Esau his brother;
14 Two
hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
15
Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she
asses, and ten foals.
16 And
he delivered them into the hand of
his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over
before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.
17 And
he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and
asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou?
and whither goest thou? and whose are
these before thee?
18 Then
thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau:
and, behold, also he is behind us.
19 And
so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves,
saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
20 And
say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is
behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before
me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.
21 So
went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.
22 And
he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and
his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
23 And
he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
24 ¶ And
Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of
the day.
25 And
when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his
thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with
him.
26 And
he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go,
except thou bless me.
27 And
he said unto him, What is thy name?
And he said, Jacob.
28 And
he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince
hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29 And
Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said,
Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30 And
Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face,
and my life is preserved.
31 And
as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32
Therefore the children of Israel eat not of
the sinew which shrank, which is upon
the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's
thigh in the sinew that shrank.
 
CHAPTER 33
AND Jacob
lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred
men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
2 And he
put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after,
and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
3 And he
passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he
came near to his brother.
4 And
Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him:
and they wept.
5 And he
lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children
which God hath graciously given thy servant.
6 Then
the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
7 And Leah
also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph
near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
8 And he
said, What meanest thou by all this
drove which I met? And he said, These
are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
9 And
Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.
10 And
Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then
receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I
had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
11 Take,
I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt
graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
12 And
he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.
13 And
he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive
them one day, all the flock will die.
14 Let
my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly,
according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to
endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.
15 And
Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some
of the folk that are with me. And he
said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
16 ¶ So
Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
17 And
Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his
cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
18 ¶ And
Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched
his tent before the city.
19 And
he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the
children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
20 And
he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.
 
CHAPTER 34
AND Dinah
the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters
of the land.
2 And
when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he
took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
3 And
his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and
spake kindly unto the damsel.
4 And
Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
5 And
Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his
cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.
6 ¶ And
Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
7 And
the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he
had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought
not to be done.
8 And
Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your
daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.
9 And
make ye marriages with us, and give
your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
10 And
ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye
therein, and get you possessions therein.
11 And
Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your
eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
12 Ask
me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto
me: but give me the damsel to wife.
13 And
the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said,
because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
14 And
they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is
uncircumcised; for that were a reproach
unto us:
15 But
in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;
16 Then
will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and
we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
17 But
if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our
daughter, and we will be gone.
18 And
their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
19 And
the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's
daughter: and he was more honourable than
all the house of his father.
20 ¶ And
Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with
the men of their city, saying,
21 These
men are peaceable with us; therefore
let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is
large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us
give them our daughters.
22 Only
herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if
every male among us be circumcised, as they are
circumcised.
23 Shall not their cattle and their
substance and every beast of theirs be
ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
24 And
unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of
his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his
city.
25 ¶ And
it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of
Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came
upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
26 And
they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah
out of Shechem's house, and went out.
27 The
sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had
defiled their sister.
28 They
took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
29 And
all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive,
and spoiled even all that was in the house.
30 And
Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among
the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather
themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my
house.
31 And
they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
 
CHAPTER 35
AND God
said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an
altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of
Esau thy brother.
2 Then
Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
3 And
let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God,
who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I
went.
4 And
they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all
their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them
under the oak which was by Shechem.
5 And
they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not
pursue after the sons of Jacob.
6 ¶ So
Jacob came to Luz, which is in the
land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, he
and all the people that were with
him.
7 And he
built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el: because there God
appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
8 But
Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak:
and the name of it was called Allon-bachuth.
9 ¶ And God
appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him.
10 And God
said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy
name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he
called his name Israel.
11 And God
said unto him, I am God Almighty: be
fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and
kings shall come out of thy loins;
12 And
the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy
seed after thee will I give the land.
13 And God
went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
14 And
Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a
drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
15 And
Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.
16 ¶ And
they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath:
and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
17 And
it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her,
Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
18 And
it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called
his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.
19 And
Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem.
20 And
Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is
the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
21 ¶ And
Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
22 And
it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with
Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
23 The
sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and
Issachar, and Zebulun:
24 The
sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
25 And
the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
26 And
the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
27 ¶ And
Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
28 And
the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
29 And
Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons
Esau and Jacob buried him.
 
CHAPTER 36
NOW these
are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
2 Esau
took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the
Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
3 And
Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
4 And
Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
5 And
Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
6 And
Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of
his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he
had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his
brother Jacob.
7 For
their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land
wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
8 Thus
dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
9 ¶ And
these are the generations of Esau the
father of the Edomites in mount Seir:
10 These
are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz
the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.
11 And
the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
12 And
Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek:
these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
13 And
these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath,
and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
14 ¶ And
these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon,
Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
15 ¶ These
were dukes of the sons of Esau: the
sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of
Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
16 Duke
Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek:
these are the dukes that came
of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were
the sons of Adah.
17 ¶ And
these are the sons of Reuel Esau's
son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Reuel in the
land of Edom; these are the sons of
Bashemath Esau's wife.
18 ¶ And
these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's
wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah,
Esau's wife.
19 These
are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.
20 ¶ These
are the sons of Seir the Horite, who
inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
21 And
Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are
the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
22 And
the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.
23 And
the children of Shobal were these;
Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
24 And these
are the children of Zibeon; both
Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness,
as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
25 And
the children of Anah were these;
Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
26 And
these are the children of Dishon;
Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
27 The
children of Ezer are these; Bilhan,
and Zaavan, and Akan.
28 The
children of Dishan are these; Uz, and
Aran.
29 These
are the dukes that came of the Horites;
duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
30 Duke
Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are
the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
31 ¶ And
these are the kings that reigned in
the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
32 And
Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
33 And
Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
34 And
Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.
35 And
Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab,
reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.
36 And
Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
37 And
Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the
river reigned in his stead.
38 And
Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
39 And Baal-hanan
the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his
city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred,
the daughter of Mezahab.
40 And
these are the names of the dukes that came
of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke
Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
41 Duke
Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
42 Duke
Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
43 Duke
Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the
dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he
is Esau the father of the Edomites.
 
CHAPTER 37
AND Jacob
dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding
the flock with his brethren; and the lad was
with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and
Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
3 Now
Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
4 And
when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren,
they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
5 ¶ And
Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it
his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
6 And he
said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
7 For,
behold, we were binding sheaves in
the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves
stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
8 And
his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed
have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for
his words.
9 ¶ And
he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I
have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven
stars made obeisance to me.
10 And
he told it to his father, and to his
brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed?
Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to
thee to the earth?
11 And
his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
12 ¶ And
his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
13 And
Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem?
come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.
14 And
he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and
well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale
of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
15 ¶ And
a certain man found him, and, behold, he
was wandering in the field: and the
man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
16 And
he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.
17 And
the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to
Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
18 And
when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired
against him to slay him.
19 And
they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
20 Come
now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will
say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of
his dreams.
21 And
Reuben heard it, and he delivered him
out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
22 And
Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but
cast him into this pit that is in the
wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands,
to deliver him to his father again.
23 ¶ And
it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript
Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;
24 And
they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
25 And
they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold,
a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and
balm and myrrh, going to carry it down
to Egypt.
26 And
Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is
it if we slay our brother, and
conceal his blood?
27 Come,
and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for
he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were
content.
28 Then
there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out
of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29 ¶ And
Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
30 And
he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?
31 And
they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in
the blood;
32 And
they sent the coat of many colours,
and they brought it to their father;
and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
33 And
he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath
devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
34 And
Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his
son many days.
35 And
all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be
comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning.
Thus his father wept for him.
36 And
the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
 
CHAPTER 38
AND it
came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned
in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was
Hirah.
2 And
Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in
unto her.
3 And
she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.
4 And
she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.
5 And
she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was
at Chezib, when she bare him.
6 And
Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
7 And
Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord
slew him.
8 And
Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise
up seed to thy brother.
9 And
Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in
unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it
on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
10 And
the thing which he did displeased the Lord:
wherefore he slew him also.
11 Then
said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house,
till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his
brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt
in her father's house.
12 ¶ And
in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was
comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend
Hirah the Adullamite.
13 And
it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to
shear his sheep.
14 And
she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and
wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and
she was not given unto him to wife.
15 When
Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered
her face.
16 And
he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in
unto thee; (for he knew not that she was
his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest
come in unto me?
17 And
he said, I will send thee a kid from
the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me
a pledge, till thou send it?
18 And
he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy
bracelets, and thy staff that is in
thine hand. And he gave it her, and
came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
19 And
she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the
garments of her widowhood.
20 And
Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he
found her not.
21 Then
he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly
by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.
22 And
he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the
place said, that there was no harlot
in this place.
23 And
Judah said, Let her take it to her,
lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
24 ¶ And
it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar
thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah
said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
25 When
she was brought forth, she sent to
her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and
she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are
these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
26 And
Judah acknowledged them, and said,
She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son.
And he knew her again no more.
27 ¶ And
it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
28 And
it came to pass, when she travailed, that the
one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet
thread, saying, This came out first.
29 And
it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out:
and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this
breach be upon thee: therefore his
name was called Pharez.
30 And
afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and
his name was called Zarah.
 
CHAPTER 39
AND Joseph
was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the
guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had
brought him down thither.
2 And
the Lord was with Joseph, and he
was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3 And
his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in
his hand.
4 And
Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer
over his house, and all that he had
he put into his hand.
5 And it
came to pass from the time that he
had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for
Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord
was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
6 And he
left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the
bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a
goodly person, and well favoured.
7 ¶ And
it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon
Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he
refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed
all that he hath to my hand;
9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any
thing from me but thee, because thou art
his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
10 And
it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto
her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11 And
it came to pass about this time, that Joseph
went into the house to do his business; and there
was none of the men of the house
there within.
12 And
she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in
her hand, and fled, and got him out.
13 And
it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was
fled forth,
14 That
she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath
brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and
I cried with a loud voice:
15 And
it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he
left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
16 And
she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
17 And
she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which
thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
18 And
it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment
with me, and fled out.
19 And
it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake
unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was
kindled.
20 And
Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's
prisoners were bound: and he was there
in the prison.
21 ¶ But
the Lord was with Joseph, and
shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22 And
the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they
did there, he was the doer of it.
23 The
keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand;
because the Lord was with him, and
that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper.
 
CHAPTER 40
AND it
came to pass after these things, that
the butler of the king of Egypt and his
baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
2 And
Pharaoh was wroth against two of his
officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
3 And he
put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the
place where Joseph was bound.
4 And
the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they
continued a season in ward.
5 ¶ And
they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man
according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the
king of Egypt, which were bound in
the prison.
6 And
Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold,
they were sad.
7 And he
asked Pharaoh's officers that were with
him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
8 And
they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter
of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not
interpretations belong to God? tell
me them, I pray you.
9 And
the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream,
behold, a vine was before me;
10 And
in the vine were three branches: and
it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters
thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
11 And
Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I
took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's
hand.
12 And
Joseph said unto him, This is the
interpretation of it: The three branches are
three days:
13 Yet
within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy
place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former
manner when thou wast his butler.
14 But
think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee,
unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
15 For
indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I
done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
16 When
the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I
also was in my dream, and, behold, I had
three white baskets on my head:
17 And
in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for
Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
18 And
Joseph answered and said, This is the
interpretation thereof: The three baskets are
three days:
19 Yet
within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang
thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
20 ¶ And
it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a
feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and
of the chief baker among his servants.
21 And
he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup
into Pharaoh's hand:
22 But
he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
23 Yet
did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
 
CHAPTER 41
AND it
came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold,
he stood by the river.
2 And,
behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed;
and they fed in a meadow.
3 And,
behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and
leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine
upon the brink of the river.
4 And
the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and
fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
5 And he
slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon
one stalk, rank and good.
6 And,
behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.
7 And
the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke,
and, behold, it was a dream.
8 And it
came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and
called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and
Pharaoh told them his dream; but there
was none that could interpret them
unto Pharaoh.
9 ¶ Then
spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
10
Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the
guard's house, both me and the chief baker:
11 And
we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the
interpretation of his dream.
12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of
the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man
according to his dream he did interpret.
13 And
it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine
office, and him he hanged.
14 ¶ Then
Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the
dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed
his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
15 And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can
interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that
thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
16 And
Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an
answer of peace.
17 And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the
river:
18 And,
behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well
favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
19 And,
behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and
leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
20 And
the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:
21 And
when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them;
but they were still ill favoured, as
at the beginning. So I awoke.
22 And I
saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:
23 And,
behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and
blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
24 And
the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there
was none that could declare it to me.
25 ¶ And
Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
26 The
seven good kine are seven years; and
the seven good ears are seven years:
the dream is one.
27 And
the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty
ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto
Pharaoh: What God is about to do he
sheweth unto Pharaoh.
29
Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of
Egypt:
30 And
there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be
forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
31 And
the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following;
for it shall be very grievous.
32 And
for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly
bring it to pass.
33 Now
therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the
land of Egypt.
34 Let
Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint
officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the
seven plenteous years.
35 And
let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn
under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
36 And
that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine,
which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the
famine.
37 ¶ And
the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
38 And
Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such
a one
as this is, a man in whom the Spirit
of God is?
39 And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
40 Thou
shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be
ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
41 And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
42 And
Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and
arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
43 And
he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before
him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler
over all the land of Egypt.
44 And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh,
and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
45 And
Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath
the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
46 ¶ And
Joseph was thirty years old when he
stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh,
and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
47 And
in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
48 And
he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of
Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up
in the same.
49 And
Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left
numbering; for it was without number.
50 And
unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath
the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him.
51 And
Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me
forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
52 And
the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful
in the land of my affliction.
53 ¶ And
the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
54 And
the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the
dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55 And
when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread:
and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you,
do.
56 And
the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the
storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land
of Egypt.
57 And
all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.
 
CHAPTER 42
NOW when
Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye
look one upon another?
2 And he
said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither,
and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
3 ¶ And
Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
4 But
Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest
peradventure mischief befall him.
5 And
the sons of Israel came to buy corn among
those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6 And
Joseph was the governor over the
land, and he it was that sold to all
the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves
before him with their faces to the
earth.
7 And
Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and
spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said,
From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And
Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9 And
Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land
ye are come.
10 And
they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
12 And
he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
13 And
they said, Thy servants are twelve
brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
14 And
Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:
15
Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence,
except your youngest brother come hither.
16 Send
one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison,
that your words may be proved, whether there
be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
17 And
he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And
Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:
19 If ye
be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison:
go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
20 But
bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye
shall not die. And they did so.
21 ¶ And
they said one to another, We are verily
guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he
besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
22 And
Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against
the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is
required.
23 And
they knew not that Joseph understood them;
for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
24 And
he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and
communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
25 ¶ Then
Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's
money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto
them.
26 And
they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
27 And
as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied
his money; for, behold, it was in his
sack's mouth.
28 And
he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack:
and their heart failed them, and they
were afraid, saying one to another, What is
this that God hath done unto us?
29 ¶ And
they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all
that befell unto them; saying,
30 The
man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies
of the country.
31 And
we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father;
one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land
of Canaan.
33 And
the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here
with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and
be gone:
34 And bring
your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye
are true men: so will I deliver
you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.
35 ¶ And
it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle
of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the
bundles of money, they were afraid.
36 And
Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not,
and ye will take Benjamin away: all
these things are against me.
37 And
Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to
thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
38 And
he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is
left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye
bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
 
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AND the
famine was sore in the land.
2 And it
came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of
Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
3 And
Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye
shall not see my face, except your brother be
with you.
4 If
thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:
5 But if
thou wilt not send him, we will not
go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother
be with you.
6 And
Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill
with me, as to tell the man whether
ye had yet a brother?
7 And
they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him
according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would
say, Bring your brother down?
8 And
Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and
go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
9 I will
be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto
thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
10 For
except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
11 And
their father Israel said unto them, If it
must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels,
and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices,
and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
12 And
take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the
mouth of your sacks, carry it again
in your hand; peradventure it was an
oversight:
13 Take
also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
14 And God
Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other
brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of
my children, I am bereaved.
15 ¶ And
the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and
Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
16 And
when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready;
for these men shall dine with me at
noon.
17 And
the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
18 And
the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they
said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are
we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take
us for bondmen, and our asses.
19 And
they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at
the door of the house,
20 And
said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
21 And
it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and,
behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money
in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22 And
other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who
put our money in our sacks.
23 And
he said, Peace be to you, fear not:
your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I
had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
24 And
the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses
provender.
25 And
they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that
they should eat bread there.
26 ¶ And
when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to
the earth.
27 And
he asked them of their welfare, and
said, Is your father well, the old
man of whom ye spake? Is he yet
alive?
28 And
they answered, Thy servant our father is
in good health, he is yet alive. And
they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And
he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and
said, Is this your younger brother,
of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
30 And
Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
31 And
he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on
bread.
32 And
they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the
Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might
not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is
an abomination unto the Egyptians.
33 And
they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the
youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.
34 And
he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five
times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.
 
CHAPTER 44
AND he
commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry,
and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.
2 And
put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn
money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3 As
soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
4 And when they were gone out of the city,
and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men;
and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded
evil for good?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye
have done evil in so doing.
6 ¶ And
he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
7 And
they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy
servants should do according to this thing:
8
Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto
thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's
house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever
of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's
bondmen.
10 And
he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with
whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
11 Then
they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man
his sack.
12 And
he searched, and began at the eldest,
and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13 Then
they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
14 ¶ And
Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
15 And
Joseph said unto them, What deed is this
that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
16 And
Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall
we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we
are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
17 And
he said, God forbid that I should do so: but
the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you,
get you up in peace unto your father.
18 ¶ Then
Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee,
speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy
servant: for thou art even as
Pharaoh.
19 My
lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?
20 And
we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age,
a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and
his father loveth him.
21 And
thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes
upon him.
22 And
we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his
father would die.
23 And
thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you,
ye shall see my face no more.
24 And
it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the
words of my lord.
25 And
our father said, Go again, and buy us
a little food.
26 And
we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go
down: for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with us.
27 And
thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons:
28 And
the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw
him not since:
29 And
if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my
gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
30 Now
therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is
bound up in the lad's life;
31 It
shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants
shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
32 For
thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him
not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
33 Now
therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to
my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
34 For
how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be
not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
 
CHAPTER 45
THEN Joseph
could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried,
Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while
Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
2 And he
wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
3 And
Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph;
doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were
troubled at his presence.
4 And
Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near.
And he said, I am Joseph your brother,
whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now
therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither:
for God did send me before you to preserve life.
6 For
these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there
shall neither be earing nor harvest.
7 And God
sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your
lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now
it was not you that sent me
hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his
house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
9 Haste
ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God
hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
10 And
thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou,
and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds,
and all that thou hast:
11 And
there will I nourish thee; for yet there
are five years of famine; lest thou,
and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
12 And,
behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is
my mouth that speaketh unto you.
13 And
ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen;
and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
14 And
he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his
neck.
15
Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his
brethren talked with him.
16 ¶ And
the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are
come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
17 And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts,
and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
18 And
take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the
good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
19 Now
thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for
your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
20 Also
regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
21 And
the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the
commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
22 To
all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three
hundred pieces of silver, and five changes
of raiment.
23 And
to his father he sent after this manner;
ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with
corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
24 So he
sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye
fall not out by the way.
25 ¶ And
they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their
father,
26 And
told him, saying, Joseph is yet
alive, and he is governor over all
the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27 And
they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he
saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their
father revived:
28 And
Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is
yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.
 
CHAPTER 46
AND Israel
took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered
sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.
2 And God
spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he
said, Here am I.
3 And he
said, I am God, the God of thy
father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
4 I will
go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand
upon thine eyes.
5 And
Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their
father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had
sent to carry him.
6 And
they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of
Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
7 His
sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and
all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
8 ¶ And
these are the names of the children
of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's
firstborn.
9 And
the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
10 ¶ And
the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and
Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
11 ¶ And
the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 ¶ And
the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and
Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
13 ¶ And
the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
14 ¶ And
the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
15 These
be the sons of Leah, which she bare
unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and
his daughters were thirty and three.
16 ¶ And
the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and
Areli.
17 ¶ And
the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their
sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
18 These
are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban
gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
19 The
sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
20 ¶ And
unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath
the daughter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto him.
21 ¶ And
the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and
Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and
Ard.
22 These
are the sons of Rachel, which were
born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.
23 ¶ And
the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24 ¶ And
the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
25 These
are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban
gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.
26 All
the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides
Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were
threescore and six;
27 And
the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came
into Egypt, were threescore and ten.
28 ¶ And
he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they
came into the land of Goshen.
29 And
Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen,
and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a
good while.
30 And
Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because
thou art yet alive.
31 And
Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and
shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come
unto me;
32 And
the men are shepherds, for their
trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds,
and all that they have.
33 And
it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation?
34 That
ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even
until now, both we, and also our fathers:
that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
 
CHAPTER 47
THEN Joseph
came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks,
and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan;
and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
2 And he
took some of his brethren, even five
men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
3 And
Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is
your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and
also our fathers.
4 They
said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy
servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy
servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
5 And
Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto
thee:
6 The
land of Egypt is before thee; in the
best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let
them dwell: and if thou knowest any men
of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
7 And
Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob
blessed Pharaoh.
8 And
Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
9 And
Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and
evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the
days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
10 And
Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
11 ¶ And
Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the
land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had
commanded.
12 And
Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household,
with bread, according to their families.
13 ¶ And
there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
14 And
Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in
the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the
money into Pharaoh's house.
15 And
when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the
Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in
thy presence? for the money faileth.
16 And
Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money
fail.
17 And
they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange
for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the
asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
18 When
that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We
will not hide it from my lord, how
that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not
ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
19
Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our
land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die,
that the land be not desolate.
20 And
Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every
man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became
Pharaoh's.
21 And
as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
22 Only
the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them:
wherefore they sold not their lands.
23 Then
Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land
for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the
land.
24 And
it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall
be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your
households, and for food for your little ones.
25 And
they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my
lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
26 And
Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
27 ¶ And
Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had
possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
28 And
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was
an hundred forty and seven years.
29 And
the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said
unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand
under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in
Egypt:
30 But I
will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in
their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
31 And
he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon
the bed's head.
 
CHAPTER 48
AND it
came to pass after these things, that one
told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick:
and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy
son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the
bed.
3 And
Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of
Canaan, and blessed me,
4 And
said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will
make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after
thee for an everlasting possession.
5 ¶ And
now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land
of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
6 And
thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of
their brethren in their inheritance.
7 And as
for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the
way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto
Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Beth-lehem.
8 And
Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are
these?
9 And
Joseph said unto his father, They are
my sons, whom God hath given me in this place.
And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
10 Now
the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so
that he could not see. And he brought
them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
11 And
Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath
shewed me also thy seed.
12 And
Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his
face to the earth.
13 And
Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and
Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.
14 And
Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was
the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands
wittingly; for Manasseh was the
firstborn.
15 ¶ And
he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did
walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
16 The Angel
which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on
them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a
multitude in the midst of the earth.
17 And
when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim,
it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's
head unto Manasseh's head.
18 And
Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
19 And his
father refused, and said, I know it,
my son, I know it: he also shall
become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother
shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
20 And
he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make
thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
21 And
Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring
you again unto the land of your fathers.
22 Moreover
I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the
hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
 
CHAPTER 49
AND Jacob
called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you
that which shall befall you in the
last days.
2 Gather
yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your
father.
3 ¶ Reuben,
thou art my firstborn, my might, and
the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of
power:
4
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's
bed; then defiledst thou it: he went
up to my couch.
5 ¶ Simeon
and Levi are brethren; instruments of
cruelty are in their habitations.
6 O my
soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not
thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they
digged down a wall.
7 Cursed
be their anger, for it was
fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter
them in Israel.
8 ¶ Judah,
thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of
thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my
son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion;
who shall rouse him up?
10 The
sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
until Shiloh come; and unto him shall
the gathering of the people be.
11
Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he
washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His
eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
13 ¶ Zebulun
shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall
be for an haven of ships; and his
border shall be unto Zidon.
14 ¶ Issachar
is a strong ass couching down between
two burdens:
15 And
he saw that rest was good, and the
land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant
unto tribute.
16 ¶ Dan
shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan
shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse
heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
18 I
have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.
19 ¶ Gad,
a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
20 ¶ Out
of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal
dainties.
21 ¶ Naphtali
is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly
words.
22 ¶ Joseph
is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
23 The
archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at
him, and hated him:
24 But
his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the
hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from
thence is the shepherd, the stone of
Israel:)
25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall
help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the
womb:
26 The
blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors
unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of
Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
27 ¶ Benjamin
shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning
he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
28 ¶ All
these are the twelve tribes of
Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them,
and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
29 And
he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury
me with my fathers in the cave that is
in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
30 In
the cave that is in the field of
Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in
the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite
for a possession of a buryingplace.
31 There
they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his
wife; and there I buried Leah.
32 The
purchase of the field and of the cave that is
therein was from the children of
Heth.
33 And
when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into
the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
 
CHAPTER 50
AND Joseph
fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
2 And
Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the
physicians embalmed Israel.
3 And
forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which
are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
4 And
when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of
Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in
the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5 My
father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me
in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I
pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
6 And
Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
7 ¶ And
Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of
Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
8 And
all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little
ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
9 And
there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great
company.
10 And
they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore
lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
11 And
when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor
of Atad, they said, This is a grievous
mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim,
which is beyond Jordan.
12 And
his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
13 For
his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the
field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a
buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
14 ¶ And
Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him
to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
15 ¶ And
when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will
peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did
unto him.
16 And
they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he
died, saying,
17 So shall
ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and
their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the
trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake
unto him.
18 And
his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we
be thy servants.
19 And
Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am
I in the place of God?
20 But
as for you, ye thought evil against me; but
God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save
much people alive.
21 Now
therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he
comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
22 ¶ And
Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred
and ten years.
23 And
Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation:
the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's
knees.
24 And
Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you
out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to
Jacob.
25 And
Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit
you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So
Joseph died, being an hundred and ten
years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.


THE SECOND
BOOK OF MOSES,
CALLED
EXODUS.


CHAPTER 1
NOW these
are the names of the children of
Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben,
Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan,
and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
5 And
all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for
Joseph was in Egypt already.
6 And
Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
7 ¶ And
the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied,
and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8 Now
there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
9 And he
said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come
on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass,
that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and
fight against us, and so get them up
out of the land.
11
Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their
burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12 But
the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were
grieved because of the children of Israel.
13 And
the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
14 And
they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in
all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them
serve, was with rigour.
15 ¶ And
the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other
Puah:
16 And
he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if
it be a daughter, then she shall
live.
17 But
the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but
saved the men children alive.
18 And the
king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done
this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19 And
the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and
waxed very mighty.
21 And
it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
22 And
Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast
into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
 
CHAPTER 2
AND there
went a man of the house of Levi, and took to
wife a daughter of Levi.
2 And
the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a
goodly child, she hid him three
months.
3 And
when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and
daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.
4 And
his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
5 ¶ And
the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself
at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she
saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6 And
when she had opened it, she saw the
child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This
is one of the Hebrews' children.
7 Then
said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of
the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
8 And
Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's
mother.
9 And
Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me,
and I will give thee thy wages. And
the woman took the child, and nursed it.
10 And
the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her
son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the
water.
11 ¶ And
it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his
brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an
Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12 And
he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew
the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13 And
when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove
together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy
fellow?
14 And
he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me,
as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is
known.
15 Now
when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the
face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
16 Now
the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water
their father's flock.
17 And
the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and
watered their flock.
18 And
when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
19 And
they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also
drew water enough for us, and watered
the flock.
20 And
he said unto his daughters, And where is
he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
21 And
Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his
daughter.
22 And
she bare him a son, and he called his
name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
23 ¶ And
it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the
children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their
cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
24 And God
heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac,
and with Jacob.
25 And God
looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
 
CHAPTER 3
NOW Moses
kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led
the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And
the angel of the Lord appeared
unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and,
behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And
Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is
not burnt.
4 And
when the Lord saw that he turned
aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said,
Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he
said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place
whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6
Moreover he said, I am the God of thy
father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses
hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 ¶ And
the Lord said, I have surely seen
the affliction of my people which are
in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know
their sorrows;
8 And I
am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring
them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with
milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites,
and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 Now
therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I
have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come
now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth
my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11 ¶ And
Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I
should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out
of Egypt?
12 And
he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto
thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of
Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13 And
Moses said unto God, Behold, when I
come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers
hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God
said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the
children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
15 And God
said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
16 Go,
and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of
Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited
you, and seen that which is done to
you in Egypt:
17 And I
have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of
the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
18 And
they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of
Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath met with us:
and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness,
that we may sacrifice to the Lord
our God.
19 ¶ And
I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
20 And I
will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do
in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.
21 And I
will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come
to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:
22 But
every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her
house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your
daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
 
CHAPTER 4
AND Moses
answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my
voice: for they will say, The Lord
hath not appeared unto thee.
2 And
the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A
rod.
3 And he
said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a
serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
4 And
the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth
thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it,
and it became a rod in his hand:
5 That
they may believe that the Lord God
of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath
appeared unto thee.
6 ¶ And
the Lord said furthermore unto
him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and
when he took it out, behold, his hand was
leprous as snow.
7 And he
said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom
again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his
other flesh.
8 And it
shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice
of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
9 And it
shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither
hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and
pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest
out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.
10 ¶ And
Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord,
I am not eloquent, neither
heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And
the Lord said unto him, Who hath
made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind?
have not I the Lord?
12 Now
therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
13 And
he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
14 And
the anger of the Lord was kindled
against Moses, and he said, Is not
Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold,
he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his
heart.
15 And
thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy
mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.
16 And
he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a
mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
17 And
thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
18 ¶ And
Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me
go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to
Moses, Go in peace.
19 And
the Lord said unto Moses in
Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.
20 And
Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to
the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
21 And
the Lord said unto Moses, When
thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before
Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he
shall not let the people go.
22 And
thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord,
Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
23 And I
say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let
him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even
thy firstborn.
24 ¶ And
it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.
25 Then
Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody
husband art thou to me.
26 So he
let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou
art, because of the circumcision.
27 ¶ And
the Lord said to Aaron, Go into
the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and
kissed him.
28 And
Moses told Aaron all the words of the Lord
who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
29 ¶ And
Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of
Israel:
30 And
Aaron spake all the words which the Lord
had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
31 And
the people believed: and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel, and that he had
looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.
 
CHAPTER 5
AND afterward
Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go,
that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
2 And
Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let
Israel go? I know not the Lord,
neither will I let Israel go.
3 And
they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee,
three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence,
or with the sword.
4 And
the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the
people from their works? get you unto your burdens.
5 And
Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
6 And
Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their
officers, saying,
7 Ye
shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go
and gather straw for themselves.
8 And
the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them;
ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for
they be idle; therefore they cry,
saying, Let us go and sacrifice to
our God.
9 Let
there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let
them not regard vain words.
10 ¶ And
the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to
the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
11 Go
ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be
diminished.
12 So
the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather
stubble instead of straw.
13 And
the taskmasters hasted them, saying,
Fulfil your works, your daily tasks,
as when there was straw.
14 And
the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set
over them, were beaten, and demanded,
Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to
day, as heretofore?
15 ¶ Then
the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying,
Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?
16 There
is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and,
behold, thy servants are beaten; but
the fault is in thine own people.
17 But
he said, Ye are idle, ye are
idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and
do sacrifice to the Lord.
18 Go
therefore now, and work; for there
shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
19 And
the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish
ought from your bricks of your daily
task.
20 ¶ And
they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from
Pharaoh:
21 And
they said unto them, The Lord look
upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes
of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to
slay us.
22 And
Moses returned unto the Lord, and
said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil
entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?
23 For
since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people;
neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.
 
CHAPTER 6
THEN the
Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt
thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go,
and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
2 And God
spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am
the Lord:
3 And I
appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH
was I not known to them.
4 And I
have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan,
the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
5 And I
have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep
in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
6
Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I
will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you
out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with
great judgments:
7 And I
will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know
that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out
from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 And I
will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lord.
9 ¶ And
Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses
for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
10 And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Go
in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out
of his land.
12 And
Moses spake before the Lord,
saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall
Pharaoh hear me, who am of
uncircumcised lips?
13 And
the Lord spake unto Moses and unto
Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh
king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14 ¶ These
be the heads of their fathers'
houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron,
and Carmi: these be the families of
Reuben.
15 And
the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and
Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are
the families of Simeon.
16 ¶ And
these are the names of the sons of Levi
according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years
of the life of Levi were an hundred
thirty and seven years.
17 The
sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.
18 And
the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of
the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty
and three years.
19 And
the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are
the families of Levi according to their generations.
20 And
Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and
Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were
an hundred and thirty and seven years.
21 ¶ And
the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
22 And
the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
23 And
Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and
she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
24 And
the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
25 And
Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of
the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites
according to their families.
26 These
are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the
Lord said, Bring out the children
of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.
27 These
are they which spake to Pharaoh king
of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.
28 ¶ And
it came to pass on the day when the Lord spake unto Moses in the land of
Egypt,
29 That
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
I am the Lord: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say
unto thee.
30 And
Moses said before the Lord,
Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips,
and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?
 
CHAPTER 7
AND the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made
thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
2 Thou
shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto
Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.
3 And I
will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land
of Egypt.
4 But
Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and
bring forth mine armies, and my
people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
5 And
the Egyptians shall know that I am the
Lord, when I stretch forth mine
hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.
6 And
Moses and Aaron did as the Lord
commanded them, so did they.
7 And
Moses was fourscore years old, and
Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
8 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying,
9 When
Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt
say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it
before Pharaoh, and it shall become a
serpent.
10 ¶ And
Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down
his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
11 Then
Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt,
they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
12 For
they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod
swallowed up their rods.
13 And
he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.
14 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh's
heart is hardened, he refuseth to let
the people go.
15 Get
thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou
shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod which was turned
to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.
16 And
thou shalt say unto him, The Lord God
of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve
me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
17 Thus
saith the Lord, In this thou shalt
know that I am the Lord: behold, I will smite with the rod
that is in mine hand upon the waters
which are in the river, and they
shall be turned to blood.
18 And
the fish that is in the river shall
die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the
water of the river.
19 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, Say
unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt,
upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their
pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
20 And
Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord
commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of
Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
21 And
the fish that was in the river died;
and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river;
and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
22 And
the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was
hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said.
23 And
Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this
also.
24 And
all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they
could not drink of the water of the river.
25 And
seven days were fulfilled, after that the Lord
had smitten the river.
 
CHAPTER 8
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh,
and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord,
Let my people go, that they may serve me.
2 And if
thou refuse to let them go, behold, I
will smite all thy borders with frogs:
3 And
the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into
thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of
thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy
kneadingtroughs:
4 And
the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy
servants.
5 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, Say
unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the
rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.
6 And
Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up,
and covered the land of Egypt.
7 And
the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the
land of Egypt.
8 ¶ Then
Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the Lord, that he may take away the frogs
from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice
unto the Lord.
9 And
Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for
thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy
houses, that they may remain in the
river only?
10 And
he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou
mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.
11 And
the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants,
and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.
12 And
Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had
brought against Pharaoh.
13 And
the Lord did according to the word
of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of
the fields.
14 And
they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.
15 But
when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened
not unto them; as the Lord had
said.
16 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto
Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice
throughout all the land of Egypt.
17 And
they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust
of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land
became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
18 And
the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they
could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.
19 Then
the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is
the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto
them; as the Lord had said.
20 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up
early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the
water; and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord,
Let my people go, that they may serve me.
21 Else,
if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies
upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and
the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground
whereon they are.
22 And I
will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no
swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lord
in the midst of the earth.
23 And I
will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign
be.
24 And
the Lord did so; and there came a
grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all
the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.
25 ¶ And
Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God
in the land.
26 And
Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of
the Egyptians to the Lord our God:
lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and
will they not stone us?
27 We
will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the Lord our God, as he shall command us.
28 And
Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only ye
shall not go very far away: intreat for me.
29 And
Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh,
from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal
deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.
30 And
Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the Lord.
31 And
the Lord did according to the word
of Moses; and he removed the swarms of
flies from Pharaoh, from his
servants, and from his people; there remained not one.
32 And
Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people
go.
 
CHAPTER 9
THEN the
Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto
Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord
God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
2 For if
thou refuse to let them go, and wilt
hold them still,
3
Behold, the hand of the Lord is
upon thy cattle which is in the
field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and
upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
4 And
the Lord shall sever between the
cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is
the children's of Israel.
5 And
the Lord appointed a set time,
saying, To morrow the Lord shall
do this thing in the land.
6 And
the Lord did that thing on the
morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel
died not one.
7 And
Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites
dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
8 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses and unto
Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward
the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
9 And it
shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking
forth with blains upon man, and upon beast,
throughout all the land of Egypt.
10 And
they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled
it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
11 And
the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil
was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
12 And
the Lord hardened the heart of
Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had spoken unto Moses.
13 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up
early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith
the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let
my people go, that they may serve me.
14 For I
will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants,
and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in
all the earth.
15 For
now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with
pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.
16 And
in very deed for this cause have I
raised thee up, for to shew in thee
my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
17 As
yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go?
18
Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail,
such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
19 Send
therefore now, and gather thy cattle,
and all that thou hast in the field; for
upon every man and beast which shall
be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down
upon them, and they shall die.
20 He
that feared the word of the Lord
among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the
houses:
21 And
he that regarded not the word of the Lord
left his servants and his cattle in the field.
22 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch
forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of
Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout
the land of Egypt.
23 And
Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground;
and the Lord rained hail upon the
land of Egypt.
24 So
there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there
was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
25 And
the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb
of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
26 Only
in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.
27 ¶ And
Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned
this time: the Lord is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
28
Intreat the Lord (for it is
enough) that there be no more mighty
thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.
29 And
Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad
my hands unto the Lord; and the thunder shall cease, neither
shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the Lord's.
30 But
as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the Lord God.
31 And
the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was
bolled.
32 But
the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.
33 And
Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the Lord: and the thunders and hail ceased,
and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
34 And
when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he
sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
35 And
the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel
go; as the Lord had spoken by
Moses.
 
CHAPTER 10
AND the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh:
for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew
these my signs before him:
2 And
that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things
I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may
know how that I am the Lord.
3 And
Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt
thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve
me.
4 Else,
if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts
into thy coast:
5 And
they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the
earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth
unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of
the field:
6 And
they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses
of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have
seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself,
and went out from Pharaoh.
7 And
Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us?
let the men go, that they may serve the Lord
their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
8 And
Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go,
serve the Lord your God: but who are they that shall go?
9 And Moses
said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our
daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold
a feast unto the Lord.
10 And
he said unto them, Let the Lord be
so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it;
for evil is before you.
11 Not
so: go now ye that are men, and serve the Lord; for that ye did desire. And they
were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
12 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch
out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up
upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.
13 And
Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land
all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought
the locusts.
14 And
the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of
Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such
locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
15 For
they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and
they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the
hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the
herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
16 ¶ Then
Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against
the Lord your God, and against
you.
17 Now
therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the Lord your God, that he may take away from
me this death only.
18 And
he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the Lord.
19 And
the Lord turned a mighty strong
west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained
not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
20 But
the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart,
so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
21 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch
out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt,
even darkness which may be felt.
22 And
Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in
all the land of Egypt three days:
23 They
saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all
the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
24 ¶ And
Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your
little ones also go with you.
25 And
Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may
sacrifice unto the Lord our God.
26 Our
cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for
thereof must we take to serve the Lord
our God; and we know not with what we must serve the Lord, until we come thither.
27 ¶ But
the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart,
and he would not let them go.
28 And
Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no
more; for in that day thou seest my face
thou shalt die.
29 And
Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more.
 
CHAPTER 11
AND the Lord said unto Moses, Yet will I bring
one plague more upon Pharaoh, and
upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out
hence altogether.
2 Speak
now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and
every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.
3 And
the Lord gave the people favour in
the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's
servants, and in the sight of the people.
4 And
Moses said, Thus saith the Lord,
About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
5 And
all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh
that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the
firstborn of beasts.
6 And
there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was
none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7 But
against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against
man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord
doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
8 And
all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto
me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I
will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
9 And
the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh
shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
10 And
Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he
would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
 
CHAPTER 12
AND the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the
land of Egypt, saying,
2 This
month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month
of the year to you.
3 ¶ Speak
ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to
them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if
the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto
his house take it according to the
number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count
for the lamb.
5 Your
lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the
goats:
6 And ye
shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly
of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And
they shall take of the blood, and strike it
on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they
shall eat it.
8 And
they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat
not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
10 And
ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth
of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
11 ¶ And
thus shall ye eat it; with your loins
girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat
it in haste: it is the Lord's passover.
12 For I
will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the
firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of
Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the
Lord.
13 And
the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will
pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
14 And
this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye
shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
15 Seven
days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven
out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day
until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
16 And
in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an
holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only
may be done of you.
17 And
ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your
armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations
by an ordinance for ever.
18 ¶ In
the first month, on the fourteenth
day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth
day of the month at even.
19 Seven
days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that
which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of
Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
20 Ye
shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened
bread.
21 ¶ Then
Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and
take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
22 And
ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it
in the blood that is in the bason,
and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall
go out at the door of his house until the morning.
23 For
the Lord will pass through to
smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the
two side posts, the Lord will pass
over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to
smite you.
24 And
ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
25 And
it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath
promised, that ye shall keep this service.
26 And
it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by
this service?
27 That
ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of
the Lord's passover, who passed
over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the
Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and
worshipped.
28 And
the children of Israel went away, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
29 ¶ And
it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord
smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh
that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the
firstborn of cattle.
30 And
Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians;
and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there
was not a house where there was not one dead.
31 ¶ And
he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of
Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as
ye have said.
32 Also
take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me
also.
33 And
the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the
land in haste; for they said, We be all
dead men.
34 And
the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being
bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
35 And
the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of
the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
36 And
the Lord gave the people favour in
the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they
required. And they spoiled the
Egyptians.
37 ¶ And
the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred
thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
38 And a
mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
39 And
they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt,
for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not
tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
40 ¶ Now
the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
41 And
it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the
selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.
42 It is a night to be much observed unto the Lord for bringing them out from the land
of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord to be observed of all the children
of Israel in their generations.
43 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses and
Aaron, This is the ordinance of the
passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
44 But
every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him,
then shall he eat thereof.
45 A
foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
46 In
one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh
abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
47 All
the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
48 And
when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised,
and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in
the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
49 One
law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth
among you.
50 Thus
did all the children of Israel; as the Lord
commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
51 And
it came to pass the selfsame day, that
the Lord did bring the children of
Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
 
CHAPTER 13
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the
children of Israel, both of man and
of beast: it is mine.
3 ¶ And
Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt,
out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be
eaten.
4 This
day came ye out in the month Abib.
5 ¶ And
it shall be when the Lord shall
bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites,
and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give
thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in
this month.
6 Seven
days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord.
7
Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread
be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy
quarters.
8 ¶ And
thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the Lord did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
9 And it
shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine
eyes, that the Lord's law may be in
thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the Lord
brought thee out of Egypt.
10 Thou
shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
11 ¶ And
it shall be when the Lord shall
bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers,
and shall give it thee,
12 That
thou shalt set apart unto the Lord
all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou
hast; the males shall be the Lord's.
13 And
every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not
redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among
thy children shalt thou redeem.
14 ¶ And
it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him,
By strength of hand the Lord
brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:
15 And
it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the Lord slew all the firstborn in the land
of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice
to the Lord all that openeth the
matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
16 And
it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes:
for by strength of hand the Lord brought
us forth out of Egypt.
17 ¶ And
it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines,
although that was near; for God said,
Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to
Egypt:
18 But God
led the people about, through the way
of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed
out of the land of Egypt.
19 And
Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children
of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones
away hence with you.
20 ¶ And
they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the
wilderness.
21 And
the Lord went before them by day
in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire,
to give them light; to go by day and night:
22 He took
not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
 
CHAPTER 14
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth,
between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp
by the sea.
3 For
Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
4 And I
will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be
honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that
I am the Lord. And they did so.
5 ¶ And
it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh
and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we
done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
6 And he
made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
7 And he
took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains
over every one of them.
8 And
the Lord hardened the heart of
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the
children of Israel went out with an high hand.
9 But
the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook
them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
10 ¶ And
when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and,
behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the
children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.
11 And
they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken
us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to
carry us forth out of Egypt?
12 Is not this the word that we did tell
thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had
been better for us to serve the
Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
13 ¶ And
Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of
the Lord, which he will shew to
you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again
no more for ever.
14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall
hold your peace.
15 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore
criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
16 But
lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it:
and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground
through the midst of the sea.
17 And
I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow
them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his
chariots, and upon his horsemen.
18 And
the Egyptians shall know that I am the
Lord, when I have gotten me honour
upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 ¶ And
the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind
them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind
them:
20 And
it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a
cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these:
so that the one came not near the other all the night.
21 And
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back
by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
22 And
the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand,
and on their left.
23 ¶ And
the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots,
and his horsemen.
24 And
it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord
looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the
cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
25 And
took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the
Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
26 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch
out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians,
upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
27 And
Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his
strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst
of the sea.
28 And
the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into
the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
29 But
the children of Israel walked upon dry land
in the midst of the sea; and the waters were
a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
30 Thus
the Lord saved Israel that day out
of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
31 And
Israel saw that great work which the Lord
did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord,
and his servant Moses.
 
CHAPTER 15
THEN sang
Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2 The Lord is
my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God,
and I will exalt him.
3 The Lord is
a man of war: the Lord is his name.
4
Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains
also are drowned in the Red sea.
5 The
depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6 Thy
right hand, O Lord, is become
glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord,
hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in
the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up
against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which
consumed them as stubble.
8 And
with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods
stood upright as an heap, and the
depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The
enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust
shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10 Thou
didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty
waters.
11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness,
fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 Thou
stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 Thou
in thy mercy hast led forth the people which
thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them
in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
14 The
people shall hear, and be afraid:
sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15 Then
the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take
hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
16 Fear
and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass
over, O Lord, till the people pass
over, which thou hast purchased.
17 Thou
shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou
hast made for thee to dwell in, in the
Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands
have established.
18 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.
19 For
the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the
sea, and the Lord brought again
the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
20 ¶ And
Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all
the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
21 And
Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord,
for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into
the sea.
22 So Moses
brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur;
and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
23 ¶ And
when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it
was called Marah.
24 And
the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
25 And
he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters,
the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and
there he proved them,
26 And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is
right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes,
I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the
Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
27 ¶ And
they came to Elim, where were twelve
wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the
waters.
 
CHAPTER 16
AND they
took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of
Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month
after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
2 And
the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and
Aaron in the wilderness:
3 And
the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of
the Lord in the land of Egypt,
when we sat by the flesh pots, and when
we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this
wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
4 ¶ Then
said the Lord unto Moses, Behold,
I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a
certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my
law, or no.
5 And it
shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall
be twice as much as they gather daily.
6 And
Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall
know that the Lord hath brought
you out from the land of Egypt:
7 And in
the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the Lord; for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
8 And
Moses said, This shall be, when the Lord shall give you in the evening flesh
to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the Lord heareth your murmurings which ye murmur
against him: and what are we? your
murmurings are not against us, but
against the Lord.
9 ¶ And
Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of
Israel, Come near before the Lord:
for he hath heard your murmurings.
10 And
it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of
Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.
11 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
12 I
have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying,
At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread;
and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.
13 And
it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in
the morning the dew lay round about the host.
14 And
when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as
small as the hoar frost on the ground.
15 And
when the children of Israel saw it,
they said one to another, It is manna:
for they wist not what it was. And Moses
said unto them, This is the bread
which the Lord hath given you to
eat.
16 ¶ This
is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, Gather of it every
man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number
of your persons; take ye every man for them
which are in his tents.
17 And
the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
18 And
when they did mete it with an omer,
he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack;
they gathered every man according to his eating.
19 And
Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
20
Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it
until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
21 And
they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the
sun waxed hot, it melted.
22 ¶ And
it came to pass, that on the sixth
day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23 And
he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, To morrow is
the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord:
bake that which ye will bake to day,
and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to
be kept until the morning.
24 And
they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither
was there any worm therein.
25 And
Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is
a sabbath unto the Lord: to day ye
shall not find it in the field.
26 Six
days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in
it there shall be none.
27 ¶ And
it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day
for to gather, and they found none.
28 And
the Lord said unto Moses, How long
refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
29 See,
for that the Lord hath given you
the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide
ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
30 So
the people rested on the seventh day.
31 And
the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
32 ¶ And
Moses said, This is the thing which
the Lord commandeth, Fill an omer
of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I
have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of
Egypt.
33 And
Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and
lay it up before the Lord, to be kept
for your generations.
34 As
the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron
laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
35 And
the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land
inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of
Canaan.
36 Now
an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
 
CHAPTER 17
AND all
the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of
Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.
2
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may
drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt
the Lord?
3 And
the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and
said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of
Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
4 And
Moses cried unto the Lord, saying,
What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
5 And
the Lord said unto Moses, Go on
before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod,
wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
6
Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt
smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may
drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 And he
called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the
children of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, saying, Is the Lord
among us, or not?
8 ¶ Then
came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 And
Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to
morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
10 So
Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron,
and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And
it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when
he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12 But
Moses' hands were heavy; and they
took a stone, and put it under him,
and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one
side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the
going down of the sun.
13 And
Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
14 And
the Lord said unto Moses, Write
this for a memorial in a book, and
rehearse it in the ears of Joshua:
for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
15 And
Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:
16 For
he said, Because the Lord hath
sworn that the Lord will
have war with Amalek from generation
to generation.
 
CHAPTER 18
WHEN Jethro,
the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that God had done for
Moses, and for Israel his people, and
that the Lord had brought Israel
out of Egypt;
2 Then
Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her
back,
3 And
her two sons; of which the name of the one was
Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
4 And
the name of the other was Eliezer;
for the God of my father, said he, was
mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
5 And
Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into
the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:
6 And he
said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife,
and her two sons with her.
7 ¶ And
Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him;
and they asked each other of their welfare;
and they came into the tent.
8 And
Moses told his father in law all that the Lord
had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon
them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.
9 And
Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord
had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
10 And
Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the
hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the
people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
11 Now I
know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the
thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
12 And
Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and
Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in
law before God.
13 ¶ And
it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the
people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
14 And
when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people?
why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning
unto even?
15 And
Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to inquire
of God:
16 When
they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and
I do make them know the statutes of God,
and his laws.
17 And
Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
18 Thou
wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is
too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.
19
Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with
thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes
unto God:
20 And
thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein
they must walk, and the work that they must do.
21
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God,
men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of
fifties, and rulers of tens:
22 And
let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small
matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear
the burden with thee.
23 If
thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also
go to their place in peace.
24 So
Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had
said.
25 And
Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people,
rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
26 And
they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses,
but every small matter they judged themselves.
27 ¶ And
Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
 
CHAPTER 19
IN the
third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of
Egypt, the same day came they into the
wilderness of Sinai.
2 For
they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there
Israel camped before the mount.
3 And
Moses went up unto God, and the Lord
called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of
Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
4 Ye
have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
5 Now
therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall
be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
6 And ye
shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak
unto the children of Israel.
7 ¶ And
Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces
all these words which the Lord commanded
him.
8 And
all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses
returned the words of the people unto the Lord.
9 And
the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I
come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with
thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto
the Lord.
10 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Go unto
the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
11 And
be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount
Sinai.
12 And
thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to
yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount,
or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to
death:
13 There
shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through;
whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long,
they shall come up to the mount.
14 ¶ And
Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and
they washed their clothes.
15 And
he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
16 ¶ And
it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and
lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet
exceeding loud; so that all the people that was
in the camp trembled.
17 And
Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood
at the nether part of the mount.
18 And
mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof
ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
19 And
when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses
spake, and God answered him by a voice.
20 And
the Lord came down upon mount
Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord
called Moses up to the top of the
mount; and Moses went up.
21 And
the Lord said unto Moses, Go down,
charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.
22 And
let the priests also, which come near to the Lord,
sanctify themselves, lest the Lord
break forth upon them.
23 And
Moses said unto the Lord, The
people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds
about the mount, and sanctify it.
24 And
the Lord said unto him, Away, get
thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests
and the people break through to come up unto the Lord, lest he break forth upon them.
25 So
Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.
 
CHAPTER 20
AND God
spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord
thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of
bondage.
3 Thou
shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou
shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is
in the earth beneath, or that is in
the water under the earth:
5 Thou
shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation
of them that hate me;
6 And
shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou
shalt not take the name of the Lord
thy God in vain; for the Lord will
not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six
days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But
the seventh day is the sabbath of the
Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do
any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy
maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore
the Lord blessed the sabbath day,
and hallowed it.
12 ¶ Honour
thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou
shalt not kill.
14 Thou
shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou
shalt not steal.
16 Thou
shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou
shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's
wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any
thing that is thy neighbour's.
18 ¶ And
all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the
trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And
they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God
speak with us, lest we die.
20 And
Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that
his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
21 And
the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God
was.
22 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Thus
thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked
with you from heaven.
23 Ye
shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of
gold.
24 ¶ An
altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt
offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places
where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
25 And
if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone:
for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
26
Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not
discovered thereon.
 
CHAPTER 21
NOW these
are the judgments which thou shalt
set before them.
2 If
thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he
shall go out free for nothing.
3 If he
came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his
wife shall go out with him.
4 If his
master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife
and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.
5 And if
the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I
will not go out free:
6 Then
his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the
door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an
aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
7 ¶ And
if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the
menservants do.
8 If she
please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her
be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing
he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
9 And if
he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of
daughters.
10 If he
take him another wife; her food, her
raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
11 And
if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.
12 ¶ He
that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
13 And
if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him
into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.
14 But
if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou
shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
15 ¶ And
he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
16 ¶ And
he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he
shall surely be put to death.
17 ¶ And
he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
18 ¶ And
if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:
19 If he
rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall
cause him to be thoroughly healed.
20 ¶ And
if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand;
he shall be surely punished.
21
Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.
22 ¶ If
men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her,
and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's
husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
23 And
if any mischief follow, then thou
shalt give life for life,
24 Eye
for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
25
Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
26 ¶ And
if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish;
he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
27 And
if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall
let him go free for his tooth's sake.
28 ¶ If
an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned,
and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.
29 But
if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been
testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a
man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to
death.
30 If
there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his
life whatsoever is laid upon him.
31
Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this
judgment shall it be done unto him.
32 If
the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their
master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
33 ¶ And
if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and
an ox or an ass fall therein;
34 The
owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them;
and the dead beast shall be his.
35 ¶ And
if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox,
and divide the money of it; and the dead ox
also they shall divide.
36 Or if
it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not
kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.
 
CHAPTER 22
IF a man
shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five
oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
2 ¶ If a
thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed
for him.
3 If the
sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if
he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
4 If the
theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep;
he shall restore double.
5 ¶ If a
man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast,
and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the
best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
6 ¶ If
fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the
standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith;
he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
7 ¶ If a
man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen
out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
8 If the
thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the
judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.
9 For
all manner of trespass, whether it be
for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or
for any manner of lost thing, which another
challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he
shall pay double unto his neighbour.
10 If a
man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to
keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:
11 Then shall an oath of the Lord be between them both, that he hath
not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
12 And
if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
13 If it
be torn in pieces, then let him bring
it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
14 ¶ And
if a man borrow ought of his
neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it
came for his hire.
16 ¶ And
if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely
endow her to be his wife.
17 If
her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to
the dowry of virgins.
18 ¶ Thou
shalt not suffer a witch to live.
19 ¶ Whosoever
lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
20 ¶ He
that sacrificeth unto any god, save
unto the Lord only, he shall be
utterly destroyed.
21 ¶ Thou
shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the
land of Egypt.
22 ¶ Ye
shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
23 If
thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear
their cry;
24 And
my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives
shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
25 ¶ If
thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee,
thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
26 If
thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto
him by that the sun goeth down:
27 For
that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein
shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will
hear; for I am gracious.
28 ¶ Thou
shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
29 ¶ Thou
shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and
of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
30 Likewise
shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with
thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt
give it me.
31 ¶ And
ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall
cast it to the dogs.
 
CHAPTER 23
THOU shalt
not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an
unrighteous witness.
2 ¶ Thou
shalt not follow a multitude to do evil;
neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
3 ¶ Neither
shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
4 ¶ If
thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it
back to him again.
5 If
thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest
forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
6 Thou
shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
7 Keep
thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for
I will not justify the wicked.
8 ¶ And
thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the
words of the righteous.
9 ¶ Also
thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing
ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
10 And
six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof:
11 But
the seventh year thou shalt let it
rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the
beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy
vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.
12 Six
days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine
ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may
be refreshed.
13 And
in all things that I have said unto
you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let
it be heard out of thy mouth.
14 ¶ Three
times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
15 Thou
shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread
seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for
in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)
16 And
the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in
the field: and the feast of ingathering, which
is in the end of the year, when thou
hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
17 Three
times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord God.
18 Thou
shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall
the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.
19 The
first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid
in his mother's milk.
20 ¶ Behold,
I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into
the place which I have prepared.
21
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your
transgressions: for my name is in
him.
22 But
if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an
enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
23 For
mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the
Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
24 Thou
shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but
thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
25 And
ye shall serve the Lord your God,
and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from
the midst of thee.
26 ¶ There
shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy
days I will fulfil.
27 I
will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou
shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.
28 And I
will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite,
and the Hittite, from before thee.
29 I
will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become
desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.
30 By
little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be
increased, and inherit the land.
31 And I
will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and
from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land
into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.
32 Thou
shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
33 They
shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou
serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.
 
CHAPTER 24
AND he
said unto Moses, Come up unto the Lord,
thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and
worship ye afar off.
2 And
Moses alone shall come near the Lord:
but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
3 ¶ And
Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with
one voice, and said, All the words which the Lord
hath said will we do.
4 And
Moses wrote all the words of the Lord,
and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve
pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
5 And he
sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and
sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the Lord.
6 And
Moses took half of the blood, and put it
in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
7 And he
took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they
said, All that the Lord hath said
will we do, and be obedient.
8 And
Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it
on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all
these words.
9 ¶ Then
went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of
Israel:
10 And
they saw the God of Israel: and there
was under his feet as it were a paved
work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
11 And
upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God,
and did eat and drink.
12 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Come up
to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a
law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
13 And
Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.
14 And
he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you:
and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you:
if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them.
15 And
Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.
16 And
the glory of the Lord abode upon
mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called
unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
17 And
the sight of the glory of the Lord
was like devouring fire on the top of
the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
18 And
Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and
Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
 
CHAPTER 25
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that
giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.
3 And
this is the offering which ye shall
take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
4 And
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
5 And
rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
6 Oil
for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,
7 Onyx
stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
8 And
let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
9
According to all that I shew thee, after
the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even
so shall ye make it.
10 ¶ And
they shall make an ark of shittim
wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a
half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
11 And
thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it,
and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
12 And
thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
13 And
thou shalt make staves of shittim
wood, and overlay them with gold.
14 And
thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark
may be borne with them.
15 The
staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.
16 And
thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
17 And
thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure
gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a
half the breadth thereof.
18 And
thou shalt make two cherubims of gold,
of beaten work shalt thou make them,
in the two ends of the mercy seat.
19 And
make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the
cherubims on the two ends thereof.
20 And
the cherubims shall stretch forth their
wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the
cherubims be.
21 And
thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put
the testimony that I shall give thee.
22 And
there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy
seat, from between the two cherubims which are
upon the ark of the testimony, of all things
which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
23 ¶ Thou
shalt also make a table of shittim
wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the
breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
24 And
thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round
about.
25 And
thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt
make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.
26 And
thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four
corners that are on the four feet
thereof.
27 Over
against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the
table.
28 And
thou shalt make the staves of shittim
wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
29 And
thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and
bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure
gold shalt thou make them.
30 And
thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.
31 ¶ And
thou shalt make a candlestick of pure
gold: of beaten work shall the
candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his
flowers, shall be of the same.
32 And
six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the
candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of
the other side:
33 Three
bowls made like unto almonds, with a
knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other
branch, with a knop and a flower: so
in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.
34 And
in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.
35 And there shall be a knop under two
branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under
two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the
candlestick.
36 Their
knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.
37 And
thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps
thereof, that they may give light over against it.
38 And
the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.
39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make
it, with all these vessels.
40 And
look that thou make them after their
pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.
 
CHAPTER 26
MOREOVER
thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten
curtains of fine twined linen, and
blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims
of cunning work shalt thou make them.
2 The
length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the
breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one
measure.
3 The
five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to
another.
4 And
thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the
selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of
another curtain, in the coupling of
the second.
5 Fifty
loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in
the edge of the curtain that is in the
coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.
6 And
thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the
taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
7 ¶ And
thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the
tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.
8 The
length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one
curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.
9 And
thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves,
and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
10 And
thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the
coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
11 And
thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and
couple the tent together, that it may be one.
12 And
the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that
remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.
13 And a
cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in
the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the
tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
14 And
thou shalt make a covering for the tent of
rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of
badgers' skins.
15 ¶ And
thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of
shittim wood standing up.
16 Ten
cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.
17 Two tenons
shall there be in one board,
set in order one against another: thus shalt thou make for all the boards of
the tabernacle.
18 And
thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side
southward.
19 And
thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets
under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his
two tenons.
20 And
for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards:
21 And
their forty sockets of silver; two
sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
22 And
for the sides of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards.
23 And
two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
24 And they
shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the
head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the
two corners.
25 And
they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets
under another board.
26 ¶ And
thou shalt make bars of shittim wood;
five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
27 And
five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for
the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the two sides westward.
28 And
the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.
29 And
thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold.
30 And
thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was
shewed thee in the mount.
31 ¶ And
thou shalt make a vail of blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall
it be made:
32 And
thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of
silver.
33 ¶ And
thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither
within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you
between the holy place and the most
holy.
34 And
thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
35 And
thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the
table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the
table on the north side.
36 And
thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought
with needlework.
37 And
thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and
overlay them with gold, and their
hooks shall be of gold: and thou
shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
 
CHAPTER 27
AND thou
shalt make an altar of shittim wood,
five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the
height thereof shall be three cubits.
2 And
thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall
be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.
3 And
thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons,
and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.
4 And
thou shalt make for it a grate of network of
brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners
thereof.
5 And
thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be
even to the midst of the altar.
6 And
thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.
7 And
the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two
sides of the altar, to bear it.
8 Hollow
with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall
they make it.
9 ¶ And
thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the
court of fine twined linen of an
hundred cubits long for one side:
10 And
the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and
their fillets shall be of
silver.
11 And
likewise for the north side in length there
shall be hangings of an hundred cubits
long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
12 ¶ And
for the breadth of the court on the
west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets
ten.
13 And
the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
14 The
hangings of one side of the gate
shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
15 And
on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
16 ¶ And
for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and
their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.
17 All
the pillars round about the court shall
be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets
of brass.
18 ¶ The
length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth
fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.
19 All
the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins
thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall
be of brass.
20 ¶ And
thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive
beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
21 In
the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from
evening to morning before the Lord:
it shall be a statute for
ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
 
CHAPTER 28
AND take
thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the
children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and
Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
2 And
thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.
3 And
thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled
with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate
him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
4 And
these are the garments which they
shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre,
and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his
sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
5 And
they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
6 ¶ And
they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet,
and fine twined linen, with cunning work.
7 It
shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together.
8 And
the curious girdle of the ephod, which is
upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; even of
gold, of blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9 And
thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of
Israel:
10 Six
of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other
stone, according to their birth.
11 With
the work of an engraver in stone, like
the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of
the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.
12 And
thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children
of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
13 ¶ And
thou shalt make ouches of gold;
14 And
two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shalt thou make them,
and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.
15 ¶ And
thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work
of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold,
of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet,
and of fine twined linen, shalt thou
make it.
16
Foursquare it shall be being doubled;
a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth
thereof.
17 And
thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even
four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a
topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.
18 And
the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a
diamond.
19 And
the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
20 And
the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in
their inclosings.
21 And
the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according
to their names, like the engravings of
a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.
22 ¶ And
thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen work of pure
gold.
23 And
thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two
rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
24 And
thou shalt put the two wreathen chains
of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.
25 And the other
two ends of the two wreathen chains thou
shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put them
on the shoulderpieces of the ephod before it.
26 ¶ And
thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of
the breastplate in the border thereof, which is in the side of the ephod inward.
27 And
two other rings of gold thou shalt
make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart
thereof, over against the other coupling
thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
28 And
they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the
ephod with a lace of blue, that it may
be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not
loosed from the ephod.
29 And
Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of
judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the Lord
continually.
30 ¶ And
thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and
they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before the Lord: and Aaron shall bear the judgment
of the children of Israel upon his heart before the Lord continually.
31 ¶ And
thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of
blue.
32 And
there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a
binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an
habergeon, that it be not rent.
33 ¶ And
beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt
make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between
them round about:
34 A
golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of
the robe round about.
35 And
it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goeth
in unto the holy place before the Lord, and when he cometh out, that he die
not.
36 ¶ And
thou shalt make a plate of pure gold,
and grave upon it, like the
engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
37 And
thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the
forefront of the mitre it shall be.
38 And
it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy
things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and
it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.
39 ¶ And
thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle
of needlework.
40 ¶ And
for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles,
and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.
41 And
thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt
anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister
unto me in the priest's office.
42 And
thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins
even unto the thighs they shall reach:
43 And
they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the
tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to
minister in the holy place; that they
bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.
 
CHAPTER 29
AND this
is the thing that thou shalt do unto
them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office: Take one young
bullock, and two rams without blemish,
2 And
unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened
anointed with oil: of wheaten flour
shalt thou make them.
3 And
thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the
bullock and the two rams.
4 And
Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and shalt wash them with water.
5 And
thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the
ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle
of the ephod:
6 And
thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
7 Then
shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it
upon his head, and anoint him.
8 And
thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them.
9 And
thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on
them: and the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou
shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
10 And
thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the
congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the
bullock.
11 And
thou shalt kill the bullock before the Lord,
by the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.
12 And
thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the
blood beside the bottom of the altar.
13 And
thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul that is
above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them
upon the altar.
14 But
the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire
without the camp: it is a sin offering.
15 ¶ Thou
shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the
head of the ram.
16 And
thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar.
17 And
thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs,
and put them unto his pieces, and
unto his head.
18 And
thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the Lord:
it is a sweet savour, an offering
made by fire unto the Lord.
19 ¶ And
thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands
upon the head of the ram.
20 Then
shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the
right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the
great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round
about.
21 And
thou shalt take of the blood that is upon
the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon
the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and
his sons, and his sons' garments with him.
22 Also
thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the
inwards, and the caul above the liver,
and the two kidneys, and the fat that is
upon them, and the right shoulder; for it is
a ram of consecration:
23 And
one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket
of the unleavened bread that is before
the Lord:
24 And
thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and
shalt wave them for a wave offering before
the Lord.
25 And
thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour before
the Lord: it is an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
26 And
thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron's consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the Lord: and it shall be thy part.
27 And
thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the
heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the
consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that
which is for his sons:
28 And
it shall be Aaron's and his sons' by a statute for ever from the children of
Israel: for it is an heave offering:
and it shall be an heave offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifice
of their peace offerings, even their
heave offering unto the Lord.
29 ¶ And
the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to be anointed
therein, and to be consecrated in them.
30 And that son that is priest in his stead
shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation
to minister in the holy place.
31 ¶ And
thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, and seethe his flesh in the holy
place.
32 And
Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
33 And
they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall
not eat thereof, because they are holy.
34 And
if ought of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the
morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten,
because it is holy.
35 And
thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all things which I have commanded thee:
seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
36 And
thou shalt offer every day a bullock for
a sin offering for atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast
made an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.
37 Seven
days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall
be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
38 ¶ Now
this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first
year day by day continually.
39 The
one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer
at even:
40 And
with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin
of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering.
41 And
the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the
meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for
a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
42 This shall
be a continual burnt offering
throughout your generations at the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
43 And
there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be
sanctified by my glory.
44 And I
will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will
sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's
office.
45 ¶ And
I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.
46 And
they shall know that I am the Lord their God, that brought them forth
out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the Lord their God.
 
CHAPTER 30
AND thou
shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of
shittim wood shalt thou make it.
2 A
cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare
shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof
shall be of the same.
3 And
thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof
round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold
round about.
4 And
two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two
corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.
5 And thou
shalt make the staves of shittim
wood, and overlay them with gold.
6 And
thou shalt put it before the vail that is
by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.
7 And
Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the
lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
8 And
when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a
perpetual incense before the Lord
throughout your generations.
9 Ye
shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering;
neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
10 And
Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the
blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make
atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the Lord.
11 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
12 When
thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall
they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the Lord, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among
them, when thou numberest them.
13 This
they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a
shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of
the Lord.
14 Every
one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above,
shall give an offering unto the Lord.
15 The
rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel,
when they give an offering unto the Lord, to make an atonement for your
souls.
16 And
thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt
appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may
be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the Lord, to make an atonement for your souls.
17 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
18 Thou
shalt also make a laver of brass, and
his foot also of brass, to wash withal:
and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar,
and thou shalt put water therein.
19 For
Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat:
20 When
they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water,
that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn
offering made by fire unto the Lord:
21 So
they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be
a statute for ever to them, even to him
and to his seed throughout their generations.
22 ¶ Moreover
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Take
thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so
much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two
hundred and fifty shekels,
24 And
of cassia five hundred shekels, after
the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
25 And
thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art
of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
26 And
thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of
the testimony,
27 And
the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the
altar of incense,
28 And
the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.
29 And
thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them
shall be holy.
30 And
thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's
office.
31 And
thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy
anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.
32 Upon
man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after
the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
33
Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or
whosoever putteth any of it upon a
stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.
34 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Take
unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a
like weight:
35 And
thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary,
tempered together, pure and holy:
36 And
thou shalt beat some of it very
small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the
congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
37 And as for
the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to
the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the Lord.
38
Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off
from his people.
 
CHAPTER 31
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 See, I
have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
Judah:
3 And I
have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in
knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4 To
devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5 And in
cutting of stones, to set them, and
in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6 And I,
behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of
Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that
they may make all that I have commanded thee;
7 The
tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy
seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture
of the tabernacle,
8 And
the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture,
and the altar of incense,
9 And
the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,
10 And
the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the
garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office,
11 And
the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.
12 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
13 Speak
thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall
keep: for it is a sign between me and
you throughout your generations; that ye
may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.
14 Ye
shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is
holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for
whosoever doeth any work therein,
that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15 Six
days may work be done; but in the seventh is
the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord:
whosoever doeth any work in the
sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
16
Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath
throughout their generations, for a perpetual
covenant.
17 It is a sign between me and the children of
Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the
seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
18 ¶ And
he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount
Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
 
CHAPTER 32
AND when
the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people
gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods,
which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us
up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
2 And
Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters,
and bring them unto me.
3 And
all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them
unto Aaron.
4 And he
received them at their hand, and
fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said,
These be thy gods, O Israel, which
brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
5 And
when Aaron saw it, he built an altar
before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the Lord.
6 And
they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought
peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to
play.
7 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get
thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have
corrupted themselves:
8 They
have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made
them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and
said, These be thy gods, O Israel,
which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
9 And
the Lord said unto Moses, I have
seen this people, and, behold, it is a
stiffnecked people:
10 Now
therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may
consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
11 And
Moses besought the Lord his God,
and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath
wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of
Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
12
Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them
out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the
earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
13
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by
thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of
heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and
they shall inherit it for ever.
14 And
the Lord repented of the evil
which he thought to do unto his people.
15 ¶ And
Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony
were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the
one side and on the other were they
written.
16 And
the tables were the work of God, and
the writing was the writing of God,
graven upon the tables.
17 And
when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
18 And
he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it
the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
19 ¶ And
it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf,
and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his
hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
20 And
he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it
to powder, and strawed it upon the
water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
21 And
Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought
so great a sin upon them?
22 And
Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that
they are set on mischief.
23 For
they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for
this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not
what is become of him.
24 And I
said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me:
then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
25 ¶ And
when Moses saw that the people were naked;
(for Aaron had made them naked unto their
shame among their enemies:)
26 Then
Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side?
let him come unto me. And all
the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.
27 And
he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord
God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay
every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.
28 And
the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the
people that day about three thousand men.
29 For
Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that
he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.
30 ¶ And
it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned
a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord;
peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
31 And
Moses returned unto the Lord, and
said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
32 Yet
now, if thou wilt forgive their sin-; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of
thy book which thou hast written.
33 And
the Lord said unto Moses,
Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
34
Therefore now go, lead the people unto the
place of which I have spoken unto
thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I
visit I will visit their sin upon them.
35 And
the Lord plagued the people,
because they made the calf, which Aaron made.
 
CHAPTER 33
AND the Lord said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people
which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I
sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give
it:
2 And I
will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the
Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
3 Unto a
land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee;
for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest
I consume thee in the way.
4 ¶ And
when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on
him his ornaments.
5 For
the Lord had said unto Moses, Say
unto the children of Israel, Ye are a
stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume
thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do
unto thee.
6 And
the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount
Horeb.
7 And
Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the
camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the Lord went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation,
which was without the camp.
8 And it
came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after
Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.
9 And it
came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar
descended, and stood at the door of
the tabernacle, and the Lord
talked with Moses.
10 And
all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at
the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.
11 And
the Lord spake unto Moses face to
face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but
his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the
tabernacle.
12 ¶ And
Moses said unto the Lord, See,
thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom
thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast
also found grace in my sight.
13 Now
therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy
way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider
that this nation is thy people.
14 And
he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
15 And
he said unto him, If thy presence go not with
me, carry us not up hence.
16 For
wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy
sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and
thy people, from all the people that are
upon the face of the earth.
17 And
the Lord said unto Moses, I will
do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my
sight, and I know thee by name.
18 And
he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
19 And
he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the
name of the Lord before thee; and
will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will
shew mercy.
20 And
he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
21 And
the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
22 And it
shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift
of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
23 And I
will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall
not be seen.
 
CHAPTER 34
AND the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables
of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou
brakest.
2 And be
ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present
thyself there to me in the top of the mount.
3 And no
man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the
mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.
4 ¶ And
he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in
the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables
of stone.
5 And
the Lord descended in the cloud,
and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.
6 And
the Lord passed by before him, and
proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious,
longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and
that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and
to the fourth generation.
8 And
Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
9 And he
said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee,
go among us; for it is a stiffnecked
people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.
10 ¶ And
he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels,
such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the
people among which thou art shall see
the work of the Lord: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with
thee.
11
Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before
thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and
the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
12 Take
heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land
whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:
13 But
ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
14 For
thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord,
whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
15 Lest
thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring
after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
16 And
thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring
after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.
17 Thou
shalt make thee no molten gods.
18 ¶ The
feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened
bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month
Abib thou camest out from Egypt.
19 All
that openeth the matrix is mine; and
every firstling among thy cattle, whether
ox or sheep, that is male.
20 But
the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck.
All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before
me empty.
21 ¶ Six
days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time
and in harvest thou shalt rest.
22 ¶ And
thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and
the feast of ingathering at the year's end.
23 ¶ Thrice
in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel.
24 For I
will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall
any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the Lord thy God thrice in the year.
25 Thou
shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the
sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.
26 The
first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid
in his mother's milk.
27 And
the Lord said unto Moses, Write
thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant
with thee and with Israel.
28 And
he was there with the Lord forty
days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon
the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
29 ¶ And
it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of
testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not
that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
30 And
when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his
face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
31 And
Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation
returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.
32 And
afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment
all that the Lord had spoken with
him in mount Sinai.
33 And till Moses had done speaking with them,
he put a vail on his face.
34 But
when Moses went in before the Lord
to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out,
and spake unto the children of Israel that
which he was commanded.
35 And
the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face
shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak
with him.
 
CHAPTER 35
AND Moses
gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto
them, These are the words which the Lord hath commanded, that ye should do them.
2 Six
days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy
day, a sabbath of rest to the Lord:
whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
3 Ye
shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.
4 ¶ And
Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the Lord commanded, saying,
5 Take
ye from among you an offering unto the Lord:
whosoever is of a willing heart, let
him bring it, an offering of the Lord;
gold, and silver, and brass,
6 And
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
7 And
rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
8 And
oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense,
9 And
onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.
10 And
every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the Lord hath commanded;
11 The
tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars,
his pillars, and his sockets,
12 The
ark, and the staves thereof, with the
mercy seat, and the vail of the covering,
13 The
table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the shewbread,
14 The
candlestick also for the light, and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil
for the light,
15 And
the incense altar, and his staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet
incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering in of the tabernacle,
16 The
altar of burnt offering, with his brasen grate, his staves, and all his
vessels, the laver and his foot,
17 The
hangings of the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for the
door of the court,
18 The
pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords,
19 The
cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of
his sons, to minister in the priest's office.
20 ¶ And
all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of
Moses.
21 And
they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit
made willing, and they brought the Lord's offering to the work of the
tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
22 And
they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and
rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the Lord.
23 And
every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen,
and goats' hair, and red skins of rams,
and badgers' skins, brought them.
24 Every
one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the Lord's offering: and every man, with whom
was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it.
25 And
all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought
that which they had spun, both of blue,
and of purple, and of scarlet, and of
fine linen.
26 And
all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.
27 And
the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for
the breastplate;
28 And spice,
and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.
29 The
children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the Lord, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring
for all manner of work, which the Lord
had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.
30 ¶ And
Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the Lord hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of
Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
31 And
he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in
knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
32 And
to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
33 And
in the cutting of stones, to set them,
and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work.
34 And he
hath put in his heart that he may teach, both
he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
35 Them
hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the
engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in
purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning
work.
 
CHAPTER 36
THEN wrought
Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the Lord put wisdom and understanding to know
how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to
all that the Lord had commanded.
2 And
Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart
the Lord had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him
up to come unto the work to do it:
3 And
they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had
brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him
free offerings every morning.
4 And
all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man
from his work which they made;
5 ¶ And
they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the
service of the work, which the Lord
commanded to make.
6 And
Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the
camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of
the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
7 For
the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.
8 ¶ And
every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made
ten curtains of fine twined linen,
and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with
cherubims of cunning work made he them.
9 The
length of one curtain was twenty and
eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of one size.
10 And
he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and the other five curtains
he coupled one unto another.
11 And
he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvedge in the
coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
12 Fifty
loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain
which was in the coupling of the
second: the loops held one curtain to
another.
13 And
he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with
the taches: so it became one tabernacle.
14 ¶ And
he made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle:
eleven curtains he made them.
15 The
length of one curtain was thirty
cubits, and four cubits was the
breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were
of one size.
16 And
he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
17 And
he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and
fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
18 And
he made fifty taches of brass to
couple the tent together, that it might be one.
19 And
he made a covering for the tent of rams'
skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers'
skins above that.
20 ¶ And
he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim
wood, standing up.
21 The
length of a board was ten cubits, and
the breadth of a board one cubit and a half.
22 One
board had two tenons, equally distant one from another: thus did he make for
all the boards of the tabernacle.
23 And
he made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side southward:
24 And
forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two sockets under one
board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two
tenons.
25 And
for the other side of the tabernacle, which
is toward the north corner, he made
twenty boards,
26 And
their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets
under another board.
27 And
for the sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.
28 And
two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
29 And
they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at the head thereof, to one
ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners.
30 And
there were eight boards; and their sockets were
sixteen sockets of silver, under every board two sockets.
31 ¶ And
he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the
tabernacle,
32 And
five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for
the boards of the tabernacle for the sides westward.
33 And
he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the one end to the
other.
34 And
he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the
bars with gold.
35 ¶ And
he made a vail of blue, and purple,
and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with
cherubims made he it of cunning work.
36 And
he made thereunto four pillars of shittim
wood, and overlaid them with gold:
their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.
37 ¶ And
he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;
38 And
the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and
their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.
 
CHAPTER 37
AND Bezaleel
made the ark of shittim wood: two
cubits and a half was the length of
it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height
of it:
2 And he
overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it
round about.
3 And he
cast for it four rings of gold, to be set
by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two
rings upon the other side of it.
4 And he
made staves of shittim wood, and
overlaid them with gold.
5 And he
put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.
6 ¶ And
he made the mercy seat of pure gold:
two cubits and a half was the length
thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
7 And he
made two cherubims of gold, beaten
out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat;
8 One
cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims
on the two ends thereof.
9 And
the cherubims spread out their wings
on high, and covered with their wings
over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims.
10 ¶ And
he made the table of shittim wood:
two cubits was the length thereof,
and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof:
11 And
he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a crown of gold round about.
12 Also
he made thereunto a border of an handbreadth round about; and made a crown of
gold for the border thereof round about.
13 And
he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four corners that
were in the four feet thereof.
14 Over
against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table.
15 And
he made the staves of shittim wood,
and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
16 And
he made the vessels which were upon
the table, his dishes, and his spoons, and his bowls, and his covers to cover withal,
of pure gold.
17 ¶ And
he made the candlestick of pure gold:
of beaten work made he the
candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers,
were of the same:
18 And
six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick
out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the
other side thereof:
19 Three
bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and
three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop and a flower: so
throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick.
20 And
in the candlestick were four bowls
made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:
21 And a
knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same,
and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going
out of it.
22 Their
knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure
gold.
23 And
he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold.
24 Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and
all the vessels thereof.
25 ¶ And
he made the incense altar of shittim
wood: the length of it was a cubit,
and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns thereof
were of the same.
26 And
he overlaid it with pure gold, both the
top of it, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it: also he made
unto it a crown of gold round about.
27 And
he made two rings of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of
it, upon the two sides thereof, to be places for the staves to bear it withal.
28 And
he made the staves of shittim wood,
and overlaid them with gold.
29 ¶ And
he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according
to the work of the apothecary.
 
CHAPTER 38
AND he
made the altar of burnt offering of shittim
wood: five cubits was the length
thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and
three cubits the height thereof.
2 And he
made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the
same: and he overlaid it with brass.
3 And he
made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basons, and the fleshhooks, and the firepans:
all the vessels thereof made he of brass.
4 And he
made for the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass thereof beneath
unto the midst of it.
5 And he
cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, to be places for the
staves.
6 And he
made the staves of shittim wood, and
overlaid them with brass.
7 And he
put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, to bear it withal; he
made the altar hollow with boards.
8 ¶ And
he made the laver of brass, and the
foot of it of brass, of the
lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.
9 ¶ And
he made the court: on the south side southward the hangings of the court were of
fine twined linen, an hundred cubits:
10 Their
pillars were twenty, and their brasen
sockets twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
11 And
for the north side the hangings were an hundred cubits, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the hooks of the
pillars and their fillets of silver.
12 And
for the west side were hangings of
fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars
and their fillets of silver.
13 And
for the east side eastward fifty cubits.
14 The
hangings of the one side of the gate
were fifteen cubits; their pillars
three, and their sockets three.
15 And
for the other side of the court gate, on this hand and that hand, were hangings of fifteen cubits; their
pillars three, and their sockets three.
16 All
the hangings of the court round about were
of fine twined linen.
17 And
the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars and
their fillets of silver; and the overlaying
of their chapiters of silver; and all
the pillars of the court were filleted
with silver.
18 And
the hanging for the gate of the court was
needlework, of blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court.
19 And
their pillars were four, and their
sockets of brass four; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their
chapiters and their fillets of silver.
20 And
all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of
brass.
21 ¶ This
is the sum of the tabernacle, even of
the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of
Moses, for the service of the Levites,
by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.
22 And
Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that
the Lord commanded Moses.
23 And
with him was Aholiab, son of
Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an
embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.
24 All
the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering,
was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the
shekel of the sanctuary.
25 And
the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was an hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore
and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:
26 A
bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of
the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old
and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and
fifty men.
27 And
of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary, and
the sockets of the vail; an hundred sockets of the hundred talents, a talent
for a socket.
28 And
of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters,
and filleted them.
29 And
the brass of the offering was seventy
talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.
30 And
therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and the brasen altar, and the brasen grate for it, and all the
vessels of the altar,
31 And
the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the court gate, and
all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.
 
CHAPTER 39
AND of
the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service
in the holy place, and made the holy
garments for Aaron; as the Lord
commanded Moses.
2 And he
made the ephod of gold, blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
3 And
they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in
the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with
cunning work.
4 They
made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it
together: by the two edges was it coupled together.
5 And
the curious girdle of his ephod, that was
upon it, was of the same, according
to the work thereof; of gold, blue,
and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the Lord commanded Moses.
6 ¶ And
they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, graven, as signets are graven,
with the names of the children of Israel.
7 And he
put them on the shoulders of the ephod, that
they should be stones for a
memorial to the children of Israel; as the Lord
commanded Moses.
8 ¶ And
he made the breastplate of cunning
work, like the work of the ephod; of gold,
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9 It was
foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being doubled.
10 And
they set in it four rows of stones: the
first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.
11 And
the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
12 And
the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
13 And
the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed in
ouches of gold in their inclosings.
14 And
the stones were according to the
names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, every
one with his name, according to the twelve tribes.
15 And
they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of wreathen work of pure
gold.
16 And
they made two ouches of gold, and two
gold rings; and put the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate.
17 And
they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the
breastplate.
18 And
the two ends of the two wreathen chains they fastened in the two ouches, and
put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod, before it.
19 And
they made two rings of gold, and put them
on the two ends of the breastplate, upon the border of it, which was on the side of the ephod inward.
20 And
they made two other golden rings, and
put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart of it,
over against the other coupling
thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
21 And
they did bind the breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the ephod with a
lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that
the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the Lord commanded Moses.
22 ¶ And
he made the robe of the ephod of woven
work, all of blue.
23 And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it
should not rend.
24 And
they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen.
25 And
they made bells of pure gold, and put
the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round about between
the pomegranates;
26 A
bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the
robe to minister in; as the Lord commanded Moses.
27 ¶ And
they made coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his
sons,
28 And a
mitre of fine linen, and goodly
bonnets of fine linen, and linen
breeches of fine twined linen,
29 And a
girdle of fine twined linen, and
blue, and purple, and scarlet, of needlework;
as the Lord commanded Moses.
30 ¶ And
they made the plate of the holy crown of
pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like
to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS
TO THE LORD.
31 And
they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten it
on high upon the mitre; as the Lord
commanded Moses.
32 ¶ Thus
was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished:
and the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so did they.
33 ¶ And
they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the tent, and all his furniture, his
taches, his boards, his bars, and his pillars, and his sockets,
34 And
the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and
the vail of the covering,
35 The
ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,
36 The
table, and all the vessels thereof,
and the shewbread,
37 The
pure candlestick, with the lamps
thereof, even with the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and
the oil for light,
38 And
the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging
for the tabernacle door,
39 The
brasen altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels, the
laver and his foot,
40 The
hangings of the court, his pillars, and his sockets, and the hanging for the
court gate, his cords, and his pins, and all the vessels of the service of the
tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation,
41 The
cloths of service to do service in the holy place,
and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons' garments, to minister
in the priest's office.
42
According to all that the Lord
commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.
43 And
Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the Lord had commanded, even so had they done
it: and Moses blessed them.
 
CHAPTER 40
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 On the
first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of
the congregation.
3 And
thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the
vail.
4 And
thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set
in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps
thereof.
5 And
thou shalt set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the
testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.
6 And
thou shalt set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the
tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
7 And
thou shalt set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar,
and shalt put water therein.
8 And
thou shalt set up the court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court
gate.
9 And
thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all
the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.
10 And
thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and
sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy.
11 And
thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and sanctify it.
12 And
thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and wash them with water.
13 And
thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him;
that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
14 And
thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe them with coats:
15 And
thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may
minister unto me in the priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an
everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
16 Thus
did Moses: according to all that the Lord
commanded him, so did he.
17 ¶ And
it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up.
18 And
Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and set up the boards
thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared up his pillars.
19 And
he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent
above upon it; as the Lord
commanded Moses.
20 ¶ And
he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and
put the mercy seat above upon the ark:
21 And
he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering,
and covered the ark of the testimony; as the Lord
commanded Moses.
22 ¶ And
he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the
tabernacle northward, without the vail.
23 And
he set the bread in order upon it before the Lord;
as the Lord had commanded Moses.
24 ¶ And
he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table,
on the side of the tabernacle southward.
25 And
he lighted the lamps before the Lord;
as the Lord commanded Moses.
26 ¶ And
he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the vail:
27 And
he burnt sweet incense thereon; as the Lord
commanded Moses.
28 ¶ And
he set up the hanging at the door of
the tabernacle.
29 And
he put the altar of burnt offering by
the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it
the burnt offering and the meat offering; as the Lord commanded Moses.
30 ¶ And
he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put
water there, to wash withal.
31 And
Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat:
32 When
they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they came near unto the
altar, they washed; as the Lord commanded
Moses.
33 And
he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the
hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
34 ¶ Then
a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
35 And
Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the
cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord
filled the tabernacle.
36 And
when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel
went onward in all their journeys:
37 But
if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it
was taken up.
38 For
the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire
was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all
their journeys.


THE THIRD
BOOK OF MOSES,
CALLED
LEVITICUS.


CHAPTER 1
AND the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto
him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an
offering unto the Lord, ye shall
bring your offering of the cattle, even
of the herd, and of the flock.
3 If his
offering be a burnt sacrifice of the
herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary
will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.
4 And he
shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be
accepted for him to make atonement for him.
5 And he
shall kill the bullock before the Lord:
and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood
round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.
6 And he
shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.
7 And
the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in
order upon the fire:
8 And
the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order
upon the wood that is on the fire which
is upon the altar:
9 But
his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all
on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour
unto the Lord.
10 ¶ And
if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats,
for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish.
11 And
he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the Lord: and the priests, Aaron's sons,
shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar.
12 And
he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and the priest shall
lay them in order on the wood that is
on the fire which is upon the altar:
13 But
he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a
burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.
14 ¶ And
if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the Lord
be of fowls, then he shall bring his
offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.
15 And
the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall
be wrung out at the side of the altar:
16 And
he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on
the east part, by the place of the ashes:
17 And
he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but
shall not divide it asunder: and the
priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a
burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.
 
CHAPTER 2
AND when
any will offer a meat offering unto the Lord,
his offering shall be of fine flour;
and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:
2 And he
shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his
handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense
thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be
an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord:
3 And
the remnant of the meat offering shall
be Aaron's and his sons': it is
a thing most holy of the offerings of the Lord
made by fire.
4 ¶ And
if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall
be unleavened cakes of fine flour
mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
5 ¶ And
if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with
oil.
6 Thou
shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
7 ¶ And
if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it shall be made
of fine flour with oil.
8 And
thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the Lord: and when it is presented unto the
priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.
9 And
the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn
it upon the altar: it is
an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.
10 And
that which is left of the meat offering shall
be Aaron's and his sons': it is
a thing most holy of the offerings of the Lord
made by fire.
11 No
meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the Lord,
shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any
offering of the Lord made by fire.
12 ¶ As
for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the Lord: but they shall not be burnt on the
altar for a sweet savour.
13 And
every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt
thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat
offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
14 And
if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the Lord, thou shalt offer for the meat
offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.
15 And
thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.
16 And
the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part
of the beaten corn thereof, and part of
the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by
fire unto the Lord.
 
CHAPTER 3
AND if
his oblation be a sacrifice of peace
offering, if he offer it of the herd;
whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the Lord.
2 And he
shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar
round about.
3 And he
shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire
unto the Lord; the fat that
covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is
upon the inwards,
4 And
the two kidneys, and the fat that is on
them, which is by the flanks, and the
caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.
5 And
Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by
fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.
6 ¶ And
if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the Lord be
of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.
7 If he
offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it before the Lord.
8 And he
shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it before the
tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle the blood
thereof round about upon the altar.
9 And he
shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire
unto the Lord; the fat thereof, and the whole rump, it shall he take off
hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat
that is upon the inwards,
10 And
the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon
them, which is by the flanks, and the
caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.
11 And
the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it
is the food of the offering made by
fire unto the Lord.
12 ¶ And
if his offering be a goat, then he
shall offer it before the Lord.
13 And
he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of
the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon
the altar round about.
14 And
he shall offer thereof his offering, even
an offering made by fire unto the Lord;
the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
15 And
the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon
them, which is by the flanks, and the
caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away.
16 And
the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it
is the food of the offering made by
fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is
the Lord's.
17 It shall
be a perpetual statute for your
generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
 
CHAPTER 4
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance
against any of the commandments of the Lord
concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of
them:
3 If the
priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him
bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto
the Lord for a sin offering.
4 And he
shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation
before the Lord; and shall lay his
hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock before the Lord.
5 And
the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock's blood, and bring it to
the tabernacle of the congregation:
6 And
the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven
times before the Lord, before the vail
of the sanctuary.
7 And
the priest shall put some of the
blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the Lord, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood
of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
8 And he
shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat
that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
9 And
the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon
them, which is by the flanks, and the
caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away,
10 As it
was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the
priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering.
11 And
the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and with his legs,
and his inwards, and his dung,
12 Even
the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place,
where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: where the
ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.
13 ¶ And
if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid
from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of
the commandments of the Lord concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty;
14 When
the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation
shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of
the congregation.
15 And
the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the
bullock before the Lord: and the
bullock shall be killed before the Lord.
16 And
the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock's blood to the
tabernacle of the congregation:
17 And
the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord, even
before the vail.
18 And
he shall put some of the blood upon
the horns of the altar which is before
the Lord, that is in the tabernacle of the
congregation, and shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of
the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.
19 And
he shall take all his fat from him, and burn it upon the altar.
20 And
he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so
shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it
shall be forgiven them.
21 And
he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn him as he burned
the first bullock: it is a sin
offering for the congregation.
22 ¶ When
a ruler hath sinned, and done somewhat
through ignorance against any of the
commandments of the Lord his God concerning things which should not be done, and is guilty;
23 Or if
his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his
offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish:
24 And
he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where
they kill the burnt offering before the Lord:
it is a sin offering.
25 And
the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put
it upon the horns of the altar of burnt
offering, and shall pour out his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt
offering.
26 And
he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace
offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his
sin, and it shall be forgiven him.
27 ¶ And
if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and
be guilty;
28 Or if
his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his
offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he
hath sinned.
29 And
he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin
offering in the place of the burnt offering.
30 And
the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering,
and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar.
31 And
he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away from off the
sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the Lord; and the priest shall make an
atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.
32 And
if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female without
blemish.
33 And
he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay it for a sin
offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.
34 And
the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put
it upon the horns of the altar of burnt
offering, and shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar:
35 And
he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken away
from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon
the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the Lord: and the priest shall make an
atonement for his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.
 
CHAPTER 5
AND if a
soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter
it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
2 Or if
a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it
be a carcase of an unclean beast, or
a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall
be unclean, and guilty.
3 Or if
he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be
defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.
4 Or if
a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips
to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it
be that a man shall pronounce with an
oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be
guilty in one of these.
5 And it
shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:
6 And he
shall bring his trespass offering unto the Lord
for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of
the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him
concerning his sin.
7 And if
he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he
hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the Lord; one for a sin offering, and the
other for a burnt offering.
8 And he
shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin
offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder:
9 And he
shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and
the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.
10 And
he shall offer the second for a burnt
offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for
him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.
11 ¶ But
if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that
sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour
for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.
12 Then
shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the
offerings made by fire unto the Lord:
it is a sin offering.
13 And
the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath
sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the
priest's, as a meat offering.
14 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
15 If a
soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the Lord; then he shall bring for his trespass
unto the Lord a ram without
blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the
shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:
16 And
he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and
shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest
shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it
shall be forgiven him.
17 ¶ And
if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by
the commandments of the Lord;
though he wist it not, yet is he
guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
18 And
he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for
a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement
for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him.
19 It is a trespass offering: he hath
certainly trespassed against the Lord.
 
CHAPTER 6
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 If a
soul sin, and commit a trespass against the Lord,
and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in
fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his
neighbour;
3 Or
have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely;
in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
4 Then
it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that
which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or
that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
5 Or all
that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the
principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his
trespass offering.
6 And he
shall bring his trespass offering unto the Lord,
a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass
offering, unto the priest:
7 And
the priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that
he hath done in trespassing therein.
8 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
9
Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is
the law of the burnt offering: It is the
burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the
morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
10 And
the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put
upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the
burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
11 And
he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the
ashes without the camp unto a clean place.
12 And
the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and
the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in
order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
13 The
fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.
14 ¶ And
this is the law of the meat offering:
the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the Lord,
before the altar.
15 And
he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the
oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is
upon the meat offering, and shall burn it
upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the Lord.
16 And
the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall
it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the
congregation they shall eat it.
17 It
shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made
by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass
offering.
18 All
the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your
generations concerning the offerings of the Lord
made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy.
19 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
20 This is the offering of Aaron and of his
sons, which they shall offer unto the Lord
in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a
meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
21 In a
pan it shall be made with oil; and when it
is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat offering
shalt thou offer for a sweet savour
unto the Lord.
22 And
the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is
a statute for ever unto the Lord;
it shall be wholly burnt.
23 For
every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be
eaten.
24 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
25 Speak
unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is
the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed
shall the sin offering be killed before the Lord:
it is most holy.
26 The
priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be
eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
27
Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is
sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon
it was sprinkled in the holy place.
28 But
the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in
a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.
29 All
the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.
30 And
no sin offering, whereof any of the
blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.
 
CHAPTER 7
LIKEWISE
this is the law of the trespass
offering: it is most holy.
2 In the
place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering:
and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.
3 And he
shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that covereth the
inwards,
4 And
the two kidneys, and the fat that is on
them, which is by the flanks, and the
caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away:
5 And
the priest shall burn them upon the altar for
an offering made by fire unto the Lord:
it is a trespass offering.
6 Every
male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place:
it is most holy.
7 As the
sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith
shall have it.
8 And
the priest that offereth any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering
which he hath offered.
9 And
all the meat offering that is baken in the oven, and all that is dressed in the
fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the priest's that offereth it.
10 And
every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron
have, one as much as another.
11 And
this is the law of the sacrifice of
peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the Lord.
12 If he
offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of
thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed
with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
13
Besides the cakes, he shall offer for
his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.
14 And
of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave offering unto the Lord,
and it shall be the priest's that
sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.
15 And
the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be
eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the
morning.
16 But
if the sacrifice of his offering be a
vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth
his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten:
17 But
the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt
with fire.
18 And
if any of the flesh of the sacrifice
of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted,
neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an
abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.
19 And
the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing
shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that
be clean shall eat thereof.
20 But
the soul that eateth of the flesh of
the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain
unto the Lord, having his uncleanness
upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
21
Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness
of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable
unclean thing, and eat of the flesh
of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain
unto the Lord, even that soul
shall be cut off from his people.
22 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Speak
unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or
of sheep, or of goat.
24 And
the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn
with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it.
25 For
whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by
fire unto the Lord, even the soul that
eateth it shall be cut off from his
people.
26
Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether
it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.
27
Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even
that soul shall be cut off from his people.
28 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
29 Speak
unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his
peace offerings unto the Lord
shall bring his oblation unto the Lord
of the sacrifice of his peace offerings.
30 His
own hands shall bring the offerings of the Lord
made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may
be waved for a wave offering before
the Lord.
31 And
the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron's
and his sons'.
32 And
the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.
33 He
among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and
the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his
part.
34 For
the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel
from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto
Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the
children of Israel.
35 ¶ This
is the portion of the
anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of
the Lord made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto
the Lord in the priest's office;
36 Which
the Lord commanded to be given
them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their
generations.
37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the
meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of
the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings;
38 Which
the Lord commanded Moses in mount
Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations
unto the Lord, in the wilderness
of Sinai.
 
CHAPTER 8
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Take
Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a
bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;
3 And
gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation.
4 And
Moses did as the Lord commanded
him; and the assembly was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation.
5 And
Moses said unto the congregation, This is
the thing which the Lord commanded
to be done.
6 And
Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.
7 And he
put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the
robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of
the ephod, and bound it unto him
therewith.
8 And he
put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the
Thummim.
9 And he
put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, even upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy
crown; as the Lord commanded
Moses.
10 And
Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.
11 And he
sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all
his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.
12 And
he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify
him.
13 And
Moses brought Aaron's sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with
girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the Lord
commanded Moses.
14 And
he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their
hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.
15 And
he slew it; and Moses took the blood,
and put it upon the horns of the
altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood
at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.
16 And
he took all the fat that was upon the
inwards, and the caul above the
liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses burned it upon the altar.
17 But
the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire without
the camp; as the Lord commanded
Moses.
18 ¶ And
he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their
hands upon the head of the ram.
19 And
he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the
blood upon the altar round about.
20 And
he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, and the
fat.
21 And
he washed the inwards and the legs in water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon
the altar: it was a burnt sacrifice for
a sweet savour, and an offering made
by fire unto the Lord; as the Lord commanded Moses.
22 ¶ And
he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid
their hands upon the head of the ram.
23 And
he slew it; and Moses took of the
blood of it, and put it upon the tip
of Aaron's right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great
toe of his right foot.
24 And
he brought Aaron's sons, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right
ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their
right feet: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.
25 And
he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right
shoulder:
26 And
out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was
before the Lord, he took one
unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them on the fat, and upon the right
shoulder:
27 And
he put all upon Aaron's hands, and upon his sons' hands, and waved them for a wave offering before the Lord.
28 And
Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the altar upon the burnt offering: they were consecrations for a sweet savour:
it is an offering made by fire unto
the Lord.
29 And
Moses took the breast, and waved it for
a wave offering before the Lord: for of the ram of consecration it was
Moses' part; as the Lord commanded
Moses.
30 And
Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his
garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons' garments with him; and
sanctified Aaron, and his garments,
and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.
31 ¶ And
Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it
with the bread that is in the basket
of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.
32 And
that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with fire.
33 And
ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration
be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.
34 As he
hath done this day, so the Lord hath commanded to do, to make an
atonement for you.
35
Therefore shall ye abide at the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the
charge of the Lord, that ye die
not: for so I am commanded.
36 So
Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord
commanded by the hand of Moses.
 
CHAPTER 9
AND it
came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses
called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;
2 And he
said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a
burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them
before the Lord.
3 And
unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a kid of the
goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering;
4 Also a
bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the Lord; and a meat offering mingled with
oil: for to day the Lord will
appear unto you.
5 ¶ And
they brought that which Moses
commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation: and all the congregation
drew near and stood before the Lord.
6 And
Moses said, This is the thing which
the Lord commanded that ye should
do: and the glory of the Lord
shall appear unto you.
7 And
Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy
burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer
the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the Lord commanded.
8 ¶ Aaron
therefore went unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.
9 And
the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him: and he dipped his finger in the
blood, and put it upon the horns of the
altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar:
10 But
the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver of the sin offering, he
burnt upon the altar; as the Lord commanded
Moses.
11 And
the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire without the camp.
12 And
he slew the burnt offering; and Aaron's sons presented unto him the blood,
which he sprinkled round about upon the altar.
13 And
they presented the burnt offering unto him, with the pieces thereof, and the
head: and he burnt them upon the altar.
14 And
he did wash the inwards and the legs, and burnt them upon the burnt offering on the altar.
15 ¶ And
he brought the people's offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it, and offered it
for sin, as the first.
16 And
he brought the burnt offering, and offered it according to the manner.
17 And
he brought the meat offering, and took an handful thereof, and burnt it upon the altar, beside the burnt sacrifice
of the morning.
18 He
slew also the bullock and the ram for
a sacrifice of peace offerings, which was
for the people: and Aaron's sons presented unto him the blood, which he
sprinkled upon the altar round about,
19 And
the fat of the bullock and of the ram, the rump, and that which covereth the inwards,
and the kidneys, and the caul above the
liver:
20 And
they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the altar:
21 And
the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for a wave offering before the Lord;
as Moses commanded.
22 And
Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down
from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings.
23 And
Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and
blessed the people: and the glory of the Lord
appeared unto all the people.
24 And
there came a fire out from before the Lord,
and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they
shouted, and fell on their faces.
 
CHAPTER 10
AND Nadab
and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire
therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not.
2 And
there went out fire from the Lord,
and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.
3 Then
Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the Lord spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come
nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his
peace.
4 And
Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and
said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of
the camp.
5 So
they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had
said.
6 And
Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not
your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon
all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning
which the Lord hath kindled.
7 And ye
shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye
die: for the anointing oil of the Lord
is upon you. And they did according
to the word of Moses.
8 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Aaron, saying,
9 Do not
drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the
tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
10 And
that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and
clean;
11 And
that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord hath spoken unto them by the hand of
Moses.
12 ¶ And
Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons that were
left, Take the meat offering that remaineth of the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and eat it without
leaven beside the altar: for it is most
holy:
13 And
ye shall eat it in the holy place, because it is thy due, and thy sons' due, of the sacrifices of the Lord made by fire: for so I am commanded.
14 And
the wave breast and heave shoulder shall ye eat in a clean place; thou, and thy
sons, and thy daughters with thee: for they
be thy due, and thy sons' due, which are given out of the sacrifices of
peace offerings of the children of Israel.
15 The
heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they bring with the offerings made by
fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before the Lord; and it shall be thine, and thy sons'
with thee, by a statute for ever; as the Lord
hath commanded.
16 ¶ And
Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was
burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron which were left alive, saying,
17
Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy, and God hath given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to
make atonement for them before the Lord?
18
Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the holy place: ye should indeed have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded.
19 And
Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering
and their burnt offering before the Lord;
and such things have befallen me: and if
I had eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted in the sight
of the Lord?
20 And
when Moses heard that, he was
content.
 
CHAPTER 11
AND the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron,
saying unto them,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, saying, These are
the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
3
Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
4
Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that
divide the hoof: as the camel,
because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
5 And
the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
6 And
the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
7 And
the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not
the cud; he is unclean to you.
8 Of
their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
9 ¶ These
shall ye eat of all that are in the waters:
whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers,
them shall ye eat.
10 And
all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that
move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall
be an abomination unto you:
11 They
shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye
shall have their carcases in abomination.
12
Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination
unto you.
13 ¶ And
these are they which ye shall have
in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the
ossifrage, and the ospray,
14 And
the vulture, and the kite after his kind;
15 Every
raven after his kind;
16 And
the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
17 And
the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,
18 And
the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,
19 And
the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
20 All
fowls that creep, going upon all four,
shall be an abomination unto you.
21 Yet
these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their
feet, to leap withal upon the earth;
22 Even these of them ye may eat; the
locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after
his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
23 But
all other flying creeping things,
which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.
24 And
for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be
unclean until the even.
25 And
whosoever beareth ought of the
carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
26 The carcases
of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is
not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are
unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.
27 And
whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean
until the even.
28 And
he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean
until the even: they are unclean unto
you.
29 ¶ These
also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the
earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,
30 And
the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.
31 These
are unclean to you among all that
creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the
even.
32 And
upon whatsoever any of them, when
they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood,
or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into
water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.
33 And
every earthen vessel, whereinto any of
them falleth, whatsoever is in it
shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.
34 Of
all meat which may be eaten, that on
which such water cometh shall be
unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.
35 And
every thing whereupon any part
of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether
it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.
36
Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein
there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their
carcase shall be unclean.
37 And
if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be
sown, it shall be clean.
38 But
if any water be put upon the seed,
and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto
you.
39 And
if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcase thereof
shall be unclean until the even.
40 And
he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean
until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes,
and be unclean until the even.
41 And
every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination;
it shall not be eaten.
42
Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things
that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.
43 Ye
shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth,
neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled
thereby.
44 For I
am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye
shall be holy; for I am holy: neither
shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon
the earth.
45 For I
am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be
your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am
holy.
46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the
fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature
that creepeth upon the earth:
47 To
make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that
may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.
 
CHAPTER 12
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a
man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the
separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
3 And in
the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
4 And
she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days;
she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days
of her purifying be fulfilled.
5 But if
she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her
separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and
six days.
6 And
when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she
shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon,
or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
unto the priest:
7 Who
shall offer it before the Lord,
and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her
blood. This is the law for her that
hath born a male or a female.
8 And if
she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young
pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and
the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.
 
CHAPTER 13
AND the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying,
2 When a
man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and
it be in the skin of his flesh like the
plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one
of his sons the priests:
3 And
the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned
white, and the plague in sight be deeper
than the skin of his flesh, it is a
plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.
4 If the
bright spot be white in the skin of
his flesh, and in sight be not deeper
than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; then the priest shall
shut up him that hath the plague
seven days:
5 And
the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague in his sight be at a stay, and the plague spread not in the skin; then the priest shall shut
him up seven days more:
6 And
the priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague be somewhat dark, and the
plague spread not in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is but
a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
7 But if
the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after that he hath been seen of the
priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen of the priest again:
8 And if the priest see that, behold, the scab
spreadeth in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a leprosy.
9 ¶ When
the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest;
10 And
the priest shall see him: and,
behold, if the rising be white in the skin, and it have turned
the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising;
11 It is an old leprosy in the skin of his
flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut him up: for
he is unclean.
12 And
if a leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin
of him that hath the plague from
his head even to his foot, wheresoever the priest looketh;
13 Then
the priest shall consider: and, behold, if
the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: it is all turned white:
he is clean.
14 But
when raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be unclean.
15 And
the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean: it is a leprosy.
16 Or if
the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto white, he shall come unto the
priest;
17 And
the priest shall see him: and, behold, if
the plague be turned into white; then the priest shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: he is clean.
18 ¶ The
flesh also, in which, even in the
skin thereof, was a boil, and is healed,
19 And
in the place of the boil there be a white rising, or a bright spot, white, and
somewhat reddish, and it be shewed to the priest;
20 And
if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it be
in sight lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white; the priest
shall pronounce him unclean: it is a
plague of leprosy broken out of the boil.
21 But
if the priest look on it, and, behold, there
be no white hairs therein, and if it be not lower than the skin, but be
somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:
22 And
if it spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him
unclean: it is a plague.
23 But
if the bright spot stay in his place, and
spread not, it is a burning boil; and
the priest shall pronounce him clean.
24 ¶ Or
if there be any flesh, in the skin
whereof there is a hot burning, and the quick flesh
that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;
25 Then
the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if
the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and it be in sight deeper than
the skin; it is a leprosy broken out
of the burning: wherefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.
26 But
if the priest look on it, and, behold, there
be no white hair in the bright spot,
and it be no lower than the other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:
27 And
the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: and if it be spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce
him unclean: it is the plague of
leprosy.
28 And
if the bright spot stay in his place, and
spread not in the skin, but it be somewhat
dark; it is a rising of the burning,
and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is an inflammation of the burning.
29 ¶ If
a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the beard;
30 Then
the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin hair; then the
priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is
a dry scall, even a leprosy upon the
head or beard.
31 And
if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, it be not in sight deeper than the skin,
and that there is no black hair in
it; then the priest shall shut up him
that hath the plague of the scall seven days:
32 And
in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague: and, behold, if the scall spread not, and there be in
it no yellow hair, and the scall be not
in sight deeper than the skin;
33 He
shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up
him that hath the scall seven
days more:
34 And
in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall: and, behold, if the scall be not spread in the skin,
nor be in sight deeper than the skin;
then the priest shall pronounce him clean: and he shall wash his clothes, and
be clean.
35 But
if the scall spread much in the skin after his cleansing;
36 Then
the priest shall look on him: and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin,
the priest shall not seek for yellow hair; he is unclean.
37 But
if the scall be in his sight at a stay, and that
there is black hair grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce
him clean.
38 ¶ If
a man also or a woman have in the skin of their flesh bright spots, even white bright spots;
39 Then
the priest shall look: and, behold, if
the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be
darkish white; it is a freckled spot that groweth in the skin; he is clean.
40 And
the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.
41 And
he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean.
42 And
if there be in the bald head, or bald forehead, a white reddish sore; it is a leprosy sprung up in his bald head,
or his bald forehead.
43 Then
the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if
the rising of the sore be white
reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in
the skin of the flesh;
44 He is
a leprous man, he is unclean: the
priest shall pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague is in his head.
45 And
the leper in whom the plague is, his
clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his
upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.
46 All
the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone;
without the camp shall his habitation
be.
47 ¶ The
garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen
garment;
48
Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a
skin, or in any thing made of skin;
49 And
if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, either in
the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a plague of leprosy, and shall be shewed unto the priest:
50 And
the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up it that hath the plague seven days:
51 And
he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the
garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean.
52 He
shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woollen or in
linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.
53 And
if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread in the garment,
either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin;
54 Then
the priest shall command that they wash the
thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more:
55 And
the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is washed: and, behold, if the plague have not changed his colour,
and the plague be not spread; it is unclean;
thou shalt burn it in the fire; it is
fret inward, whether it be bare within or without.
56 And
if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be
somewhat dark after the washing of it; then he shall rend it out of the
garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:
57 And
if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in
any thing of skin; it is a spreading plague: thou shalt burn that wherein the
plague is with fire.
58 And
the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be,
which thou shalt wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be
washed the second time, and shall be clean.
59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a
garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins,
to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.
 
CHAPTER 14
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 This
shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought
unto the priest:
3 And
the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and,
behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed
in the leper;
4 Then
shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive
and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet,
and hyssop:
5 And
the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel
over running water:
6 As for
the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the
hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was
killed over the running water:
7 And he
shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times,
and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the
open field.
8 And he
that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and
wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into
the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.
9 But it
shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and
his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall
wash his clothes, also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.
10 And
on the eighth day he shall take two he lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb
of the first year without blemish, and three tenth deals of fine flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil,
and one log of oil.
11 And
the priest that maketh him clean
shall present the man that is to be made clean, and those things, before the Lord, at
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:
12 And
the priest shall take one he lamb, and offer him for a trespass offering, and
the log of oil, and wave them for a wave
offering before the Lord:
13 And
he shall slay the lamb in the place where he shall kill the sin offering and
the burnt offering, in the holy place: for as the sin offering is the priest's, so is the trespass
offering: it is most holy:
14 And
the priest shall take some of the
blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and
upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot:
15 And
the priest shall take some of the log
of oil, and pour it into the palm of
his own left hand:
16 And
the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger
seven times before the Lord:
17 And
of the rest of the oil that is in his
hand shall the priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed,
and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot,
upon the blood of the trespass offering:
18 And
the remnant of the oil that is in the
priest's hand he shall pour upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: and the
priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord.
19 And
the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make an atonement for him that is
to be cleansed from his uncleanness; and afterward he shall kill the burnt
offering:
20 And
the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meat offering upon the altar:
and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and he shall be clean.
21 And
if he be poor, and cannot get so
much; then he shall take one lamb for
a trespass offering to be waved, to make an atonement for him, and one tenth
deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering, and a log of oil;
22 And
two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one
shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.
23 And
he shall bring them on the eighth day for his cleansing unto the priest, unto
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, before the Lord.
24 And
the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering, and the log of oil,
and the priest shall wave them for a
wave offering before the Lord:
25 And
he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering,
and put it upon the tip of the right
ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and
upon the great toe of his right foot:
26 And
the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of his own left hand:
27 And
the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in
his left hand seven times before the Lord:
28 And
the priest shall put of the oil that is
in his hand upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and
upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot,
upon the place of the blood of the trespass offering:
29 And
the rest of the oil that is in the
priest's hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make
an atonement for him before the Lord.
30 And
he shall offer the one of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, such as he
can get;
31 Even such as he is able to get, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, with the meat offering:
and the priest shall make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed before
the Lord.
32 This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, whose hand is
not able to get that which pertaineth to his cleansing.
33 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying,
34 When
ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I
put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;
35 And
he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to
me there is as it were a plague in the house:
36 Then
the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest go into it
to see the plague, that all that is in
the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the
house:
37 And
he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if
the plague be in the walls of the
house with hollow strakes, greenish or reddish, which in sight are lower than the wall;
38 Then
the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the
house seven days:
39 And
the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the
house;
40 Then
the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an
unclean place without the city:
41 And
he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour
out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place:
42 And
they shall take other stones, and put them
in the place of those stones; and he shall take other morter, and shall
plaister the house.
43 And
if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken
away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is
plaistered;
44 Then
the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
45 And
he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and
all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.
46
Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be
unclean until the even.
47 And
he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the
house shall wash his clothes.
48 And
if the priest shall come in, and look upon
it, and, behold, the plague hath not
spread in the house, after the house was plaistered: then the priest shall
pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.
49 And
he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and
hyssop:
50 And
he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:
51 And
he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living
bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water,
and sprinkle the house seven times:
52 And
he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running
water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop,
and with the scarlet:
53 But
he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make
an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.
54 This is the law for all manner of plague of
leprosy, and scall,
55 And
for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house,
56 And
for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot:
57 To
teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.
 
CHAPTER 15
AND the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron,
saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running
issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.
3 And
this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his
issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness.
4 Every
bed, whereon he lieth that hath the issue, is unclean: and every thing, whereon
he sitteth, shall be unclean.
5 And
whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until
the even.
6 And he
that sitteth on any thing whereon he
sat that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
7 And he
that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and
bathe himself in water, and be unclean
until the even.
8 And if
he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean; then he shall wash his
clothes, and bathe himself in water, and
be unclean until the even.
9 And
what saddle soever he rideth upon that hath the issue shall be unclean.
10 And
whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the
even: and he that beareth any of those things shall wash his clothes,
and bathe himself in water, and be
unclean until the even.
11 And
whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue, and hath not rinsed his hands in
water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself
in water, and be unclean until the even.
12 And
the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue, shall be broken:
and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.
13 And
when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to
himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh
in running water, and shall be clean.
14 And
on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons,
and come before the Lord unto the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:
15 And
the priest shall offer them, the one for
a sin offering, and the other for a
burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord for his issue.
16 And
if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his
flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.
17 And
every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be
washed with water, and be unclean until the even.
18 The
woman also with whom man shall lie with
seed of copulation, they shall both bathe
themselves in water, and be unclean
until the even.
19 ¶ And
if a woman have an issue, and her
issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth
her shall be unclean until the even.
20 And
every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing
also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean.
21 And
whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until
the even.
22 And
whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and
bathe himself in water, and be
unclean until the even.
23 And
if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it,
he shall be unclean until the even.
24 And
if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be
unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.
25 And
if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her
separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the
issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean.
26 Every
bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of
her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the
uncleanness of her separation.
27 And
whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes,
and bathe himself in water, and be unclean
until the even.
28 But
if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days,
and after that she shall be clean.
29 And
on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons,
and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.
30 And
the priest shall offer the one for a
sin offering, and the other for a
burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the Lord for the issue of her uncleanness.
31 Thus
shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die
not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is among them.
32 This is the law of him that hath an issue,
and of him whose seed goeth from him, and is defiled therewith;
33 And
of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man,
and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.
 
CHAPTER 16
AND the Lord spake unto Moses after the death of
the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the Lord, and died;
2 And
the Lord said unto Moses, Speak
unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy
seat, which is upon the ark; that he die
not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
3 Thus
shall Aaron come into the holy place:
with a young bullock for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
4 He
shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his
flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall
he be attired: these are holy
garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.
5 And he
shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats
for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
6 And
Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his
house.
7 And he
shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of
the tabernacle of the congregation.
8 And
Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the
scapegoat.
9 And
Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's
lot fell, and offer him for a sin
offering.
10 But
the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive
before the Lord, to make an
atonement with him, and to let him go
for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
11 And
Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for
his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for himself:
12 And
he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before
the Lord, and his hands full of
sweet incense beaten small, and bring it
within the vail:
13 And
he shall put the incense upon the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that
is upon the testimony, that he die
not:
14 And
he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the
mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
15 ¶ Then
shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with
that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the
mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
16 And
he shall make an atonement for the holy place,
because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their
transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the
congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
17 And
there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to
make an atonement in the holy place,
until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his
household, and for all the congregation of Israel.
18 And
he shall go out unto the altar that is
before the Lord, and make an
atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood
of the goat, and put it upon the
horns of the altar round about.
19 And
he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse
it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.
20 ¶ And
when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he
shall bring the live goat:
21 And
Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over
him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions
in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into
the wilderness:
22 And
the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited:
and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
23 And
Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the
linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there:
24 And
he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments,
and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the
people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
25 And
the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
26 And
he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his
flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
27 And
the bullock for the sin offering, and
the goat for the sin offering, whose
blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry
forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their
flesh, and their dung.
28 And
he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and
afterward he shall come into the camp.
29 ¶ And
this shall be a statute for ever unto
you: that in the seventh month, on
the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict
your souls, and do no work at all, whether
it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among
you:
30 For
on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to
cleanse you, that ye may be clean
from all your sins before the Lord.
31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by
a statute for ever.
32 And
the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in
the priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall
put on the linen clothes, even the
holy garments:
33 And
he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an
atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he
shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the
congregation.
34 And
this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the
children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the Lord commanded Moses.
 
CHAPTER 17
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say
unto them; This is the thing which
the Lord hath commanded, saying,
3 What
man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in
the camp, or that killeth it out of
the camp,
4 And
bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer
an offering unto the Lord before
the tabernacle of the Lord; blood
shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut
off from among his people:
5 To the
end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in
the open field, even that they may bring them unto the Lord, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
unto the priest, and offer them for peace
offerings unto the Lord.
6 And
the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the Lord at
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet
savour unto the Lord.
7 And
they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have
gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their
generations.
8 ¶ And
thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there
be of the house of Israel, or of the
strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice,
9 And
bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer
it unto the Lord; even that man
shall be cut off from among his people.
10 ¶ And
whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the
strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even
set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from
among his people.
11 For
the life of the flesh is in the
blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls:
for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
12
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood,
neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.
13 And
whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the
strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl
that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with
dust.
14 For it is
the life of all flesh; the blood of it is
for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall
eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth
it shall be cut off.
15 And
every soul that eateth that which died of
itself, or that which was torn with beasts,
whether it be one of your own
country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until
the even: then shall he be clean.
16 But
if he wash them not, nor bathe his
flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.
 
CHAPTER 18
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the Lord your God.
3 After
the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after
the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither
shall ye walk in their ordinances.
4 Ye
shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord
your God.
5 Ye
shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall
live in them: I am the Lord.
6 ¶ None
of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord.
7 The
nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not
uncover: she is thy mother; thou
shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8 The
nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
9 The
nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother,
whether she be born at home, or
born abroad, even their nakedness
thou shalt not uncover.
10 The
nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not
uncover: for theirs is thine own
nakedness.
11 The
nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover
her nakedness.
12 Thou
shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
13 Thou
shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
14 Thou
shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not
approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
15 Thou
shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover
her nakedness.
16 Thou
shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
17 Thou
shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou
take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is
wickedness.
18
Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
19 Also
thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she
is put apart for her uncleanness.
20
Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile
thyself with her.
21 And
thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech,
neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.
22 Thou
shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
23
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither
shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
24
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations
are defiled which I cast out before you:
25 And
the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the
land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
26 Ye
shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any
stranger that sojourneth among you:
27 (For
all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is
defiled;)
28 That
the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations
that were before you.
29 For
whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
30
Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which
were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord
your God.
 
CHAPTER 19
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye
shall be holy: for I the Lord your
God am holy.
3 ¶ Ye
shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the Lord
your God.
4 ¶ Turn
ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God.
5 ¶ And
if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord, ye shall offer it at your own will.
6 It
shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain
until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.
7 And if
it be eaten at all on the third day, it is
abominable; it shall not be accepted.
8
Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath
profaned the hallowed thing of the Lord:
and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
9 ¶ And
when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners
of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.
10 And
thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt
leave them for the poor and stranger: I am
the Lord your God.
11 ¶ Ye
shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
12 ¶ And
ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of
thy God: I am the Lord.
13 ¶ Thou
shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night
until the morning.
14 ¶ Thou
shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt
fear thy God: I am the Lord.
15 ¶ Ye
shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of
the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
16 ¶ Thou
shalt not go up and down as a
talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour:
I am the Lord.
17 ¶ Thou
shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy
neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
18 ¶ Thou
shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but
thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am
the Lord.
19 ¶ Ye
shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse
kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment
mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
20 ¶ And
whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is
a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given
her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not
free.
21 And
he shall bring his trespass offering unto the Lord,
unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass offering.
22 And
the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass
offering before the Lord for his
sin which he hath done: and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.
23 ¶ And
when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees
for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years
shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.
24 But
in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the Lord withal.
25 And
in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you
the increase thereof: I am the Lord your God.
26 ¶ Ye
shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye
use enchantment, nor observe times.
27 Ye
shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners
of thy beard.
28 Ye
shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks
upon you: I am the Lord.
29 ¶ Do
not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to
whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
30 ¶ Ye
shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.
31 ¶ Regard
not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled
by them: I am the Lord your God.
32 ¶ Thou
shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and
fear thy God: I am the Lord.
33 ¶ And
if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you
shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for
ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am
the Lord your God.
35 ¶ Ye
shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
36 Just
balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the Lord
your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
37
Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them:
I am the Lord.
 
CHAPTER 20
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Again,
thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of
Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall
surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
3 And I
will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people;
because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to
profane my holy name.
4 And if
the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth
of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
5 Then I
will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him
off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from
among their people.
6 ¶ And
the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards,
to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will
cut him off from among his people.
7 ¶ Sanctify
yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am
the Lord your God.
8 And ye
shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am
the Lord which sanctify you.
9 ¶ For
every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death:
he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
10 ¶ And
the man that committeth adultery with another
man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the
adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
11 And
the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness:
both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
12 And
if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to
death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
13 If a
man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have
committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
14 And
if a man take a wife and her mother, it is
wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no
wickedness among you.
15 And
if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay
the beast.
16 And
if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the
woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
17 And
if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's
daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut
off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he
shall bear his iniquity.
18 And
if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her
nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain
of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
19 And
thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's
sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.
20 And
if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's
nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
21 And
if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is
an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be
childless.
22 ¶ Ye shall
therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the
land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.
23 And
ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you:
for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
24 But I
have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to
possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the Lord your God,
which have separated you from other people.
25 Ye shall
therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean
fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by
fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have
separated from you as unclean.
26 And
ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord
am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
27 ¶ A
man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall
surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
 
CHAPTER 21
AND the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto the
priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for
the dead among his people:
2 But
for his kin, that is near unto him, that
is, for his mother, and for his
father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother,
3 And
for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which hath had no husband; for
her may he be defiled.
4 But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to
profane himself.
5 They
shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the
corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
6 They
shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God: for the
offerings of the Lord made by
fire, and the bread of their God,
they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.
7 They
shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall
they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.
8 Thou
shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be
holy unto thee: for I the Lord, which
sanctify you, am holy.
9 ¶ And
the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she
profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
10 And he that
is the high priest among his
brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated
to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;
11
Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or
for his mother;
12
Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God;
for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the Lord.
13 And
he shall take a wife in her virginity.
14 A
widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or
an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people
to wife.
15
Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the Lord do sanctify him.
16 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
17 Speak
unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that
hath any blemish, let him not
approach to offer the bread of his God.
18 For
whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not
approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing
superfluous,
19 Or a
man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,
20 Or
crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or
scabbed, or hath his stones broken;
21 No
man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to
offer the offerings of the Lord
made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of
his God.
22 He
shall eat the bread of his God, both of
the most holy, and of the holy.
23 Only
he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath
a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the Lord do sanctify them.
24 And
Moses told it unto Aaron, and to his
sons, and unto all the children of Israel.
 
CHAPTER 22
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things
of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those
things which they hallow unto me: I am the Lord.
3 Say
unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed among your
generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the children of Israel
hallow unto the Lord, having his
uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence: I am the Lord.
4 What
man soever of the seed of Aaron is a
leper, or hath a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be
clean. And whoso toucheth any thing that
is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him;
5 Or
whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man
of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath;
6 The
soul which hath touched any such shall be unclean until even, and shall not eat
of the holy things, unless he wash his flesh with water.
7 And
when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall afterward eat of the holy
things; because it is his food.
8 That
which dieth of itself, or is torn with
beasts, he shall not eat to defile
himself therewith: I am the Lord.
9 They
shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die
therefore, if they profane it: I the Lord
do sanctify them.
10 There
shall no stranger eat of the holy
thing: a sojourner of the priest, or an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing.
11 But
if the priest buy any soul with his
money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his
meat.
12 If
the priest's daughter also be married
unto a stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things.
13 But
if the priest's daughter be a widow, or divorced, and have no child, and is
returned unto her father's house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's
meat: but there shall no stranger eat thereof.
14 ¶ And
if a man eat of the holy thing
unwittingly, then he shall put the fifth part
thereof unto it, and shall give it unto
the priest with the holy thing.
15 And
they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they
offer unto the Lord;
16 Or
suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their holy things:
for I the Lord do sanctify them.
17 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
18 Speak
unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto
them, Whatsoever he be of the house of Israel, or of the
strangers in Israel, that will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all
his freewill offerings, which they will offer unto the Lord for a burnt offering;
19 Ye shall
offer at your own will a male without
blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall
not be acceptable for you.
21 And
whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be
perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein.
22
Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall
not offer these unto the Lord, nor
make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the Lord.
23
Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his
parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill
offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
24 Ye
shall not offer unto the Lord that
which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any offering
thereof in your land.
25
Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of
these; because their corruption is in
them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be accepted for
you.
26 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
27 When
a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days
under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for
an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
28 And whether it be cow or ewe, ye
shall not kill it and her young both in one day.
29 And
when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the Lord, offer it at your own will.
30 On
the same day it shall be eaten up; ye shall leave none of it until the morrow:
I am the Lord.
31
Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the Lord.
32
Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the
children of Israel: I am the Lord which hallow you,
33 That
brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord.
 
CHAPTER 23
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord,
which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
3 Six
days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord
in all your dwellings.
4 ¶ These
are the feasts of the Lord, even
holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
5 In the
fourteenth day of the first month at
even is the Lord's passover.
6 And on
the fifteenth day of the same month is
the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord:
seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
7 In the
first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work
therein.
8 But ye
shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord
seven days: in the seventh day is an
holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
9 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
10 Speak
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land
which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring
a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
11 And
he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord,
to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave
it.
12 And
ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of
the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord.
13 And
the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled
with oil, an offering made by fire unto the Lord
for a sweet savour: and the drink
offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.
14 And
ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the
selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall
be a statute for ever throughout your
generations in all your dwellings.
15 ¶ And
ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye
brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
16 Even
unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye
shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.
17 Ye
shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they
shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits
unto the Lord.
18 And
ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year,
and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the Lord,
with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the Lord.
19 Then
ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of
the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
20 And
the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs: they shall be
holy to the Lord for the priest.
21 And
ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that
it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your
dwellings throughout your generations.
22 ¶ And
when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of
the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any
gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the
stranger: I am the Lord your God.
23 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
24 Speak
unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath,
a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
25 Ye
shall do no servile work therein: but
ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
26 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
27 Also
on the tenth day of this seventh
month there shall be a day of
atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your
souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
28 And
ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.
29 For
whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that
same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
30 And
whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day,
the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
31 Ye
shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your
dwellings.
32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in
the ninth day of the month at even, from
even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
33 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
34 Speak
unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for
seven days unto the Lord.
35 On
the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no
servile work therein.
36 Seven
days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you;
and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a
solemn assembly; and ye shall do no
servile work therein.
37 These
are the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be
holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, and a meat
offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
38
Beside the sabbaths of the Lord,
and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings,
which ye give unto the Lord.
39 Also
in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit
of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord
seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40 And
ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm
trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall
rejoice before the Lord your God
seven days.
41 And
ye shall keep it a feast unto the Lord
seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in
the seventh month.
42 Ye
shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in
booths:
43 That
your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in
booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
44 And
Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.
 
CHAPTER 24
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Command
the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the
light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
3
Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall
Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the Lord continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your
generations.
4 He
shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the Lord continually.
5 ¶ And
thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall
be in one cake.
6 And
thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the Lord.
7 And
thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each
row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
8 Every
sabbath he shall set it in order before the Lord
continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting
covenant.
9 And it
shall be Aaron's and his sons'; and they shall eat it in the holy place: for it
is most holy unto him of the offerings
of the Lord made by fire by a
perpetual statute.
10 ¶ And
the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this
son of the Israelitish woman and a
man of Israel strove together in the camp;
11 And
the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lord,
and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of
the tribe of Dan:)
12 And
they put him in ward, that the mind of the Lord
might be shewed them.
13 And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
14 Bring
forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and
let all the congregation stone him.
15 And
thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God
shall bear his sin.
16 And
he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord,
he shall surely be put to death, and all
the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is
born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord,
shall be put to death.
17 ¶ And
he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
18 And
he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.
19 And
if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done
to him;
20
Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in
a man, so shall it be done to him again.
21 And
he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he
shall be put to death.
22 Ye
shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own
country: for I am the Lord your God.
23 ¶ And
Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that
had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of
Israel did as the Lord commanded
Moses.
 
CHAPTER 25
AND the Lord spake unto Moses in mount Sinai,
saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land
which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the Lord.
3 Six
years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard,
and gather in the fruit thereof;
4 But in
the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor
prune thy vineyard.
5 That
which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither
gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for
it is a year of rest unto the land.
6 And
the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant,
and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that
sojourneth with thee,
7 And
for thy cattle, and for the beast that are
in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.
8 ¶ And
thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years;
and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine
years.
9 Then
shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of
atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
10 And
ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof:
it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his
possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
11 A
jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap
that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy
vine undressed.
12 For
it is the jubile; it shall be holy
unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.
13 In
the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.
14 And
if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another:
15
According to the number of years after the jubile thou shalt buy of thy
neighbour, and according unto the
number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee:
16
According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and
according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the number of the
years of the fruits doth he sell unto
thee.
17 Ye
shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the Lord
your God.
18 ¶ Wherefore
ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell
in the land in safety.
19 And
the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein
in safety.
20 And
if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow,
nor gather in our increase:
21 Then
I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth
fruit for three years.
22 And
ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet
of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store.
23 ¶ The
land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers
and sojourners with me.
24 And
in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.
25 ¶ If
thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it,
then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.
26 And
if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it;
27 Then
let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the
man to whom he sold it; that he may return unto his possession.
28 But
if he be not able to restore it to
him, then that which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it
until the year of jubile: and in the jubile it shall go out, and he shall
return unto his possession.
29 And
if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a
whole year after it is sold; within a
full year may he redeem it.
30 And
if it be not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be established
for ever to him that bought it throughout his generations: it shall not go out
in the jubile.
31 But
the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be counted
as the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in
the jubile.
32
Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, and
the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any
time.
33 And
if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of
his possession, shall go out in the year of
jubile: for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
34 But
the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.
35 ¶ And
if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt
relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a
sojourner; that he may live with thee.
36 Take
thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live
with thee.
37 Thou
shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for
increase.
38 I am the Lord
your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the
land of Canaan, and to be your God.
39 ¶ And
if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be
sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:
40 But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with
thee, and shall serve thee unto the
year of jubile:
41 And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and
shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall
he return.
42 For
they are my servants, which I brought
forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.
43 Thou
shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.
44 Both
thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen
that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.
45
Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them
shall ye buy, and of their families that are
with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession.
46 And
ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for
a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the
children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.
47 ¶ And
if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth
by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family:
48 After
that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:
49
Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or
if he be able, he may redeem himself.
50 And
he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he was sold to him
unto the year of jubile: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the
number of years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be with
him.
51 If there be yet many years behind,
according unto them he shall give again the price of his redemption out of the money
that he was bought for.
52 And
if there remain but few years unto the year of jubile, then he shall count with
him, and according unto his years shall
he give him again the price of his redemption.
53 And as a yearly hired servant shall he
be with him: and the other shall not rule
with rigour over him in thy sight.
54 And
if he be not redeemed in these years,
then he shall go out in the year of jubile, both
he, and his children with him.
55 For
unto me the children of Israel are servants;
they are my servants whom I brought
forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the
Lord your God.
 
CHAPTER 26
YE shall
make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image,
neither shall ye set up any image of stone
in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am
the Lord your God.
2 ¶ Ye
shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.
3 ¶ If
ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
4 Then I
will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and
the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 And
your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto
the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your
land safely.
6 And I
will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out
of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
7 And ye
shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
8 And
five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten
thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
9 For I
will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and
establish my covenant with you.
10 And
ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.
11 And I
will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
12 And I
will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
13 I am the Lord
your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not
be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go
upright.
14 ¶ But
if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
15 And
if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye
will not do all my commandments, but that
ye break my covenant:
16 I
also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption,
and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart:
and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 And I
will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they
that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
18 And
if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven
times more for your sins.
19 And I
will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and
your earth as brass:
20 And
your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her
increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
21 ¶ And
if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven
times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
22 I
will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and
destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
23 And
if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto
me;
24 Then
will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for
your sins.
25 And I
will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered
together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall
be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
26 And when I have broken the staff of your
bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye
shall eat, and not be satisfied.
27 And
if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;
28 Then
I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you
seven times for your sins.
29 And
ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye
eat.
30 And I
will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases
upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
31 And I
will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I
will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
32 And I
will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall
be astonished at it.
33 And I
will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and
your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
34 Then
shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy
her sabbaths.
35 As
long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your
sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
36 And
upon them that are left alive of you
I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the
sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a
sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
37 And
they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none
pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
38 And
ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you
up.
39 And
they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies'
lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with
them.
40 If they
shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their
trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked
contrary unto me;
41 And that I also have walked contrary unto
them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised
hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
42 Then
will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and
also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
43 The
land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth
desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their
iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their
soul abhorred my statutes.
44 And
yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast
them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my
covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God.
45 But I
will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought
forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be
their God: I am the Lord.
46 These
are the statutes and judgments and
laws, which the Lord made between
him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
 
CHAPTER 27
AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak
unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a
singular vow, the persons shall be for the Lord by thy estimation.
3 And
thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years
old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of
the sanctuary.
4 And if
it be a female, then thy estimation
shall be thirty shekels.
5 And if
it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy
estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
6 And if
it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation
shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver.
7 And if
it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then thy
estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
8 But if
he be poorer than thy estimation, then he shall present himself before the
priest, and the priest shall value him; according to his ability that vowed
shall the priest value him.
9 And if
it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the Lord, all that any man giveth of such
unto the Lord shall be holy.
10 He
shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and
if he shall at all change beast for beast, then it and the exchange thereof
shall be holy.
11 And
if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice unto
the Lord, then he shall present
the beast before the priest:
12 And
the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as thou valuest it, who art
the priest, so shall it be.
13 But
if he will at all redeem it, then he shall add a fifth part thereof unto thy estimation.
14 ¶ And
when a man shall sanctify his house to
be holy unto the Lord, then the priest shall estimate it,
whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand.
15 And
if he that sanctified it will redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy estimation unto
it, and it shall be his.
16 And
if a man shall sanctify unto the Lord
some part of a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be according
to the seed thereof: an homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
17 If he
sanctify his field from the year of jubile, according to thy estimation it
shall stand.
18 But
if he sanctify his field after the jubile, then the priest shall reckon unto
him the money according to the years that remain, even unto the year of the
jubile, and it shall be abated from thy estimation.
19 And
if he that sanctified the field will in any wise redeem it, then he shall add
the fifth part of the money of thy
estimation unto it, and it shall be assured to him.
20 And
if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the field to another man,
it shall not be redeemed any more.
21 But
the field, when it goeth out in the jubile, shall be holy unto the Lord, as a field devoted; the possession
thereof shall be the priest's.
22 And
if a man sanctify unto the Lord
a field which he hath bought, which is
not of the fields of his possession;
23 Then
the priest shall reckon unto him the worth of thy estimation, even unto the year of the jubile: and he
shall give thine estimation in that day, as
a holy thing unto the Lord.
24 In
the year of the jubile the field shall return unto him of whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the
land did belong.
25 And
all thy estimations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty
gerahs shall be the shekel.
26 ¶ Only
the firstling of the beasts, which should be the Lord's firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be
ox, or sheep: it is the Lord's.
27 And
if it be of an unclean beast, then he shall redeem it according to thine estimation, and shall add a fifth part of it thereto: or if it be not
redeemed, then it shall be sold according to thy estimation.
28
Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the Lord of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field
of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the Lord.
29 None
devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.
30 And
all the tithe of the land, whether of
the seed of the land, or of the fruit
of the tree, is the Lord's: it is holy unto the Lord.
31 And
if a man will at all redeem ought of
his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part
thereof.
32 And
concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy
unto the Lord.
33 He
shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if
he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it
shall not be redeemed.
34 These
are the commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of
Israel in mount Sinai.


THE FOURTH
BOOK OF MOSES,
CALLED
NUMBERS.


CHAPTER 1
AND the Lord spake unto Moses in the wilderness
of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second
year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
2 Take
ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their
families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;
3 From
twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel:
thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.
4 And
with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of
his fathers.
5 ¶ And
these are the names of the men that
shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur.
6 Of
Simeon; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
7 Of
Judah; Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
8 Of
Issachar; Nethaneel the son of Zuar.
9 Of
Zebulun; Eliab the son of Helon.
10 Of
the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; Elishama the son of Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel
the son of Pedahzur.
11 Of
Benjamin; Abidan the son of Gideoni.
12 Of
Dan; Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
13 Of
Asher; Pagiel the son of Ocran.
14 Of Gad;
Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
15 Of
Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan.
16 These
were the renowned of the
congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in
Israel.
17 ¶ And
Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed by their names:
18 And
they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after
their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the
names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.
19 As
the Lord commanded Moses, so he
numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.
20 And
the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their
families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names,
by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able
to go forth to war;
21 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Reuben, were forty and
six thousand and five hundred.
22 ¶ Of
the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the
house of their fathers, those that were numbered of them, according to the
number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and
upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
23 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and
nine thousand and three hundred.
24 ¶ Of
the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by the house
of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
25 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Gad, were forty and five
thousand six hundred and fifty.
26 ¶ Of
the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families, by the house
of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
27 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Judah, were threescore
and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
28 ¶ Of
the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their families, by the
house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years
old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
29 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and
four thousand and four hundred.
30 ¶ Of
the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after their families, by the
house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years
old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
31 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and
seven thousand and four hundred.
32 ¶ Of
the children of Joseph, namely, of
the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house
of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
33 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Ephraim, were forty
thousand and five hundred.
34 ¶ Of
the children of Manasseh, by their generations, after their families, by the
house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years
old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
35 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty
and two thousand and two hundred.
36 ¶ Of
the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after their families, by the
house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years
old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
37 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty
and five thousand and four hundred.
38 ¶ Of
the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by the house
of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
39 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Dan, were threescore and
two thousand and seven hundred.
40 ¶ Of
the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families, by the house
of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
41 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Asher, were forty and
one thousand and five hundred.
42 ¶ Of
the children of Naphtali, throughout their generations, after their families, by
the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty
years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
43 Those
that were numbered of them, even of
the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty and
three thousand and four hundred.
44 These
are those that were numbered, which
Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his fathers.
45 So
were all those that were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of
their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth
to war in Israel;
46 Even
all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and
five hundred and fifty.
47 ¶ But
the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.
48 For
the Lord had spoken unto Moses,
saying,
49 Only
thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the
children of Israel:
50 But
thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all
the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels
thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the
tabernacle.
51 And
when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when
the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger
that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
52 And
the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and
every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts.
53 But
the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be
no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall
keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.
54 And
the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so did they.
 
CHAPTER 2
AND the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
saying,
2 Every
man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign
of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall
they pitch.
3 And on
the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the
camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.
4 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
5 And
those that do pitch next unto him shall
be the tribe of Issachar: and
Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of the children of Issachar.
6 And
his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.
7 Then the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab the
son of Helon shall be captain of the children of Zebulun.
8 And
his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.
9 All
that were numbered in the camp of Judah were
an hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred,
throughout their armies. These shall first set forth.
10 ¶ On
the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben
according to their armies: and the captain of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.
11 And
his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.
12 And
those which pitch by him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the captain
of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
13 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.
14 Then
the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son
of Reuel.
15 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty.
16 All
that were numbered in the camp of Reuben were
an hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty,
throughout their armies. And they shall set forth in the second rank.
17 ¶ Then
the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites
in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man
in his place by their standards.
18 ¶ On
the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim
according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.
19 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand and five hundred.
20 And
by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the captain of the children of
Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
21 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.
22 Then
the tribe of Benjamin: and the captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.
23 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.
24 All
that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were
an hundred thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their armies.
And they shall go forward in the third rank.
25 ¶ The
standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their armies:
and the captain of the children of Dan shall
be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
26 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.
27 And
those that encamp by him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the captain
of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran.
28 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.
29 ¶ Then
the tribe of Naphtali: and the captain of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.
30 And
his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.
31 All
they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were
an hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall go
hindmost with their standards.
32 ¶ These
are those which were numbered of the
children of Israel by the house of their fathers: all those that were numbered
of the camps throughout their hosts were
six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.
33 But
the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the Lord commanded Moses.
34 And
the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and
so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of
their fathers.
 
CHAPTER 3
THESE also
are the generations of Aaron and
Moses in the day that the Lord spake with Moses in mount Sinai.
2 And
these are the names of the sons of
Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the
priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's
office.
4 And
Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord,
when they offered strange fire before the Lord,
in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar
ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.
5 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
6 Bring
the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may
minister unto him.
7 And
they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the
tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.
8 And
they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and
the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.
9 And
thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the
children of Israel.
10 And
thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's
office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
11 And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
12 And
I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead
of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel:
therefore the Levites shall be mine;
13
Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the
firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel,
both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am
the Lord.
14 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses in the
wilderness of Sinai, saying,
15
Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their
families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.
16 And
Moses numbered them according to the word of the Lord, as he was commanded.
17 And
these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
18 And
these are the names of the sons of Gershon
by their families; Libni, and Shimei.
19 And
the sons of Kohath by their families; Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
20 And
the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites
according to the house of their fathers.
21 Of Gershon
was the family of the Libnites, and
the family of the Shimites: these are
the families of the Gershonites.
22 Those
that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a
month old and upward, even those that
were numbered of them were seven
thousand and five hundred.
23 The
families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.
24 And
the chief of the house of the father of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son
of Lael.
25 And
the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the
hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
26 And
the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round
about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof.
27 ¶ And
of Kohath was the family of the
Amramites, and the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites,
and the family of the Uzzielites: these are
the families of the Kohathites.
28 In
the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the
sanctuary.
29 The
families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle
southward.
30 And
the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
31 And
their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick,
and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and
the hanging, and all the service thereof.
32 And
Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall
be chief over the chief of the Levites,
and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.
33 ¶ Of
Merari was the family of the
Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari.
34 And
those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males,
from a month old and upward, were six
thousand and two hundred.
35 And
the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side of the
tabernacle northward.
36 And under the custody and charge of the sons
of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the
pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all
that serveth thereto,
37 And
the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and
their cords.
38 ¶ But
those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the
sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that
cometh nigh shall be put to death.
39 All
that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the
commandment of the Lord,
throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.
40 ¶ And
the Lord said unto Moses, Number
all the firstborn of the males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward,
and take the number of their names.
41 And
thou shalt take the Levites for me (I am
the Lord) instead of all the
firstborn among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead
of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel.
42 And
Moses numbered, as the Lord
commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Israel.
43 And
all the firstborn males by the number of names, from a month old and upward, of
those that were numbered of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and
threescore and thirteen.
44 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
45 Take
the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the
cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I
am the Lord.
46 And
for those that are to be redeemed of the two hundred and threescore and
thirteen of the firstborn of the children of Israel, which are more than the Levites;
47 Thou
shalt even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the
sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the
shekel is twenty gerahs:)
48 And
thou shalt give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is to be redeemed,
unto Aaron and to his sons.
49 And
Moses took the redemption money of them that were over and above them that were
redeemed by the Levites:
50 Of
the firstborn of the children of Israel took he the money; a thousand three
hundred and threescore and five shekels,
after the shekel of the sanctuary:
51 And
Moses gave the money of them that were redeemed unto Aaron and to his sons,
according to the word of the Lord,
as the Lord commanded Moses.
 
CHAPTER 4
AND the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
saying,
2 Take
the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their
families, by the house of their fathers,
3 From
thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the
host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
4 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the
congregation, about the most holy
things:
5 ¶ And
when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall
take down the covering vail, and cover the ark of testimony with it:
6 And
shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put
in the staves thereof.
7 And
upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon
the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the
continual bread shall be thereon:
8 And
they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a
covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in the staves thereof.
9 And
they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and
his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof,
wherewith they minister unto it:
10 And
they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of badgers'
skins, and shall put it upon a bar.
11 And
upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a
covering of badgers' skins, and shall put to the staves thereof:
12 And
they shall take all the instruments of ministry, wherewith they minister in the
sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of
blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put them on a bar:
13 And
they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth
thereon:
14 And they
shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, even the censers, the fleshhooks, and
the shovels, and the basons, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall
spread upon it a covering of badgers' skins, and put to the staves of it.
15 And
when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the
vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons
of Kohath shall come to bear it: but
they shall not touch any holy thing, lest
they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in
the tabernacle of the congregation.
16 ¶ And
to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the
daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, and
the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary, and in the vessels
thereof.
17 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying,
18 Cut
ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:
19 But
thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the
most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to
his service and to his burden:
20 But
they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die.
21 ¶ And
the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
22 Take
also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers, by
their families;
23 From
thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou number them; all
that enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the
congregation.
24 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites,
to serve, and for burdens:
25 And
they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the
congregation, his covering, and the covering of the badgers' skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
26 And
the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door of the gate of the
court, which is by the tabernacle and
by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their
service, and all that is made for them: so shall they serve.
27 At
the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of
the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and ye shall
appoint unto them in charge all their burdens.
28 This is the service of the families of the
sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
29 ¶ As
for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them after their families, by the
house of their fathers;
30 From
thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt thou number them,
every one that entereth into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of
the congregation.
31 And
this is the charge of their burden,
according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the
boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and
sockets thereof,
32 And
the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and
their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by
name ye shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden.
33 This is the service of the families of the
sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tabernacle of the
congregation, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
34 ¶ And
Moses and Aaron and the chief of the congregation numbered the sons of the
Kohathites after their families, and after the house of their fathers,
35 From
thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth
into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation:
36 And
those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven
hundred and fifty.
37 These
were they that were numbered of the
families of the Kohathites, all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation,
which Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses.
38 And
those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, and
by the house of their fathers,