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Old Testament

Genesis ... 1

Exodus ... 31

Leviticus ... 57

Numbers ... 77

Deuteronomy ... 103

Joshua ... 125

Judges ... 141

Ruth ... 157

1 Samuel ... 159

2 Samuel ... 179

1 Kings ... 195

2 Kings ... 215

1 Chronicles ... 233

2 Chronicles ... 251

Ezra ... 273

Nehemiah ... 279

Esther ... 289

Job ... 295

Psalms ... 309

Proverbs ... 395

Ecclesiastes ... 407

Song of Songs ... 413

Isaiah ... 417

Jeremiah ... 447

Lamentations ... 479

Ezekiel ... 483

Daniel ... 513

Hosea ... 523

Joel ... 527

Amos ... 529

Obadiah ... 533

Jonah ... 535

Micah ... 537
Nahum ... 541
Habakkuk ... 543
Zephaniah ... 545
Haggai ... 547
Zechariah ... 549
Malachi ... 555
New Testament
Matthew ... 559
Mark ... 579
Luke ... 591
John ... 611
Acts ... 627
Romans ... 647
1 Corinthians ... 655
2 Corinthians ... 663
Galatians ... 669
Ephesians ... 673
Philippians ... 677
Colossians ... 679
1 Thessalonians ... 681
2 Thessalonians ... 683
1 Timothy ... 685
2 Timothy ... 687
Titus ... 689
Philemon ... 691
Hebrews ... 693
James ... 699
1 Peter ... 701
2 Peter ... 703
1 John ... 705
2 John ... 707
3 John ... 709
Jude ... 711
Revelation ... 713



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THE TRANSLATORS TO THE READER

Preface to the King James Version of 1611

THE BEST THINGS HAVE BEEN CULMINATED

Zeal to promote the common good, whether it be by devising anything ourselves, or revising that which hath been laboured
by others, deserveth certainly much respect and esteem, but yet findeth but cold entertainment in the world. It is welcomed
with suspicion instead of love, and with emulation instead of thanks: and if there be any hole left for cavil to enter, (and
cavil, if it do not find a hole, will make one) it is sure to be misconstrued, and in danger to be condemned. This will easily
be granted by as many as know story, or have any experience. For, was there ever any-projected, that savoured any way of
newness or renewing, but the same endured many a storm of gainsaying, or opposition? A man would think that Civility,
wholesome Laws, learning and eloquence, Synods, and Church-maintenance, (that we speak of no more things of this kind)
should be as safe as a Sanctuary, and out of shot, as they say, that no man would lift up the heel, no, nor dog move his
tongue against the motioners of them. For by the first, we are distinguished from brute beasts lead with sensuality; By the
second, we are bridled and restrained from outrageous behaviour, and from doing of injuries, whether by fraud or by
violence; By the third, we are enabled to inform and reform others, by the light and feeling that we have attained unto
ourselves; Briefly, by the fourth being brought together to a parley face to face, we sooner compose our differences than by
writings which are endless; And lastly, that the Church be sufficiently provided for, is so agreeable to good reason and
conscience, that those mothers are holden to be less cruel, that kill their children as soon as they are born, than those nursing
fathers and mothers (wheresoever they be) that withdraw from them who hang upon their breasts (and upon whose breasts
again themselves do hang to receive the Spiritual and sincere milk of the word) livelihood and support fit for their estates.
Thus it is apparent, that these things which we speak of, are of most necessary use, and therefore, that none, either without
absurdity can speak against them, or without note of wickedness can spurn against them.

Yet for all that, the learned know that certain worthy men [Anacharsis with others] have been brought to untimely death for
none other fault, but for seeking to reduce their Countrymen to god order and discipline; and that in some Commonwealths

[e.g. Locri] it was made a capital crime, once to motion the making of a new Law for the abrogating of an old, though the
same were most pernicious; And that certain [Cato the elder], which would be counted pillars of the State, and patterns of
Virtue and Prudence, could not be brought for a long time to give way to good Letters and refined speech, but bare
themselves as averse from them, as from rocks or boxes of poison; And fourthly, that he was no babe, but a great clerk
[Gregory the Divine], that gave forth (and in writing to remain to posterity) in passion peradventure, but yet he gave forth,
that he had not seen any profit to come by any Synod, or meeting of the Clergy, but rather the contrary; And lastly, against
Church-maintenance and allowance, in such sort, as the Ambassadors and messengers of the great King of Kings should be
furnished, it is not unknown what a fiction or fable (so it is esteemed, and for no better by the reporter himself [Nauclerus],
though superstitious) was devised; Namely, that at such a time as the professors and teachers of Christianity in the Church of
Rome, then a true Church, were liberally endowed, a voice forsooth was heard from heaven, saying: Now is poison poured
down into the Church, etc. Thus not only as oft as we speak, as one saith, but also as oft as we do anything of note or
consequence, we subject ourselves to everyone’s censure, and happy is he that is least tossed upon tongues; for utterly to
escape the snatch of them it is impossible. If any man conceit, that this is the lot and portion of the meaner sort only, and
that Princes are privileged by their high estate, he is deceived. "As the sword devoureth as well one as the other," as it is in
Samuel [2 Sam 11:25], nay as the great Commander charged his soldiers in a certain battle, to strike at no part of the enemy,
but at the face; And as the King of Syria commanded his chief Captains to "fight neither with small nor great, save only
against the King of Israel:" [1 Kings 22:31] so it is too true, that Envy striketh most spitefully at the fairest, and at the
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ever he did (even for bringing back the Ark of God in solemnity) he was scorned and scoffed at by his own wife [2 Sam
6:16]. Solomon was greater than David, though not in virtue, yet in power: and by his power and wisdom he built a Temple
to the Lord, such a one as was the glory of the land of Israel, and the wonder of the whole world. But was that his
magnificence liked of by all? We doubt it. Otherwise, why do they lay it in his son’s dish, and call unto him for easing the
burden, "Make", say they, "the grievous servitude of thy father, and his sore yoke, lighter?" [1 Kings 12:4] Belike he had
charged them with some levies, and troubled them with some carriages; Hereupon they raise up a tragedy, and wish in their
heart the Temple had never been built. So hard a thing it is to please all, even when we please God best, and do seek to
approve ourselves to every ones conscience.

If we will descend to later times, we shall find many the like examples of such kind, or rather unkind acceptance. The first
Roman Emperor [C. Caesar. Plutarch] did never do a more pleasing deed to the learned, nor more profitable to posterity, for
conserving the record of times in true supputation; than when he corrected the Calendar, and ordered the year according to
the course of the Sun; and yet this was imputed to him for novelty, and arrogance, and procured to him great obloguy. So
the first Christened Emperor [Constantine] (at the least-wise that openly professed the faith himself, and allowed others to do
the like) for strengthening the Empire at his great charges, and providing for the Church, as he did, got for his labour the
name Pupillus, as who would say, a wasteful Prince, that had need of a Guardian or overseer [Aurel. Victor]. So the best
Christened Emperor [Theodosius], for the love that he bare unto peace, thereby to enrich both himself and his subjects, and
because he did not see war but find it, was judged to be no man at arms [Zosimus], (though indeed he excelled in feats of
chivalry, and showed so much when he was provoked) and condemned for giving himself to his ease, and to his pleasure. To
be short, the most learned Emperor of former times [Justinian], (at the least, the greatest politician) what thanks had he for
cutting off the superfluities of the laws, and digesting them into some order and method? This, that he had been blotted by
some to be an Epitomist, that is, one that extinguishes worthy whole volumes, to bring his abridgments into request. This is
the measure that hath been rendered to excellent Princes in former times, even, Cum bene facerent, male audire, For their
good deeds to be evil spoken of. Neither is there any likelihood, that envy and malignity died, and were buried with the
ancient. No, no, the reproof of Moses taketh hold of most ages; "You are risen up in your fathers’ stead, and increase of
sinful men." [Num 32:14] "What is that that hath been done? that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the
Sun," saith the wiseman: [Ecc 1:9] and S. Stephen, "As your fathers did, so do you." [Acts 7:51]

HIS MAJESTY’S CONSTANCY, NOTWITHSTANDING CULMINATION, FOR THE SURVEY OF THE ENGLISH
TRANSLATIONS

This, and more to this purpose, His Majesty that now reigneth (and long, and long may he reign, and his offspring forever,
"Himself and children, and children’s always) knew full well, according to the singular wisdom given unto him by God, and
the rare learning and experience that he hath attained unto; namely that whosoever attempteth anything for the public
(especially if it pertain to Religion, and to the opening and clearing of the word of God) the same setteth himself upon a
stage to be gloated upon by every evil eye, yea, he casteth himself headlong upon pikes, to be gored by every sharp tongue.
For he that medleth with men’s Religion in any part, medleth with their custom, nay, with their freehold; and though they
find no content in that which they have, yet they cannot abide to hear of altering. Notwithstanding his Royal heart was not
daunted or discouraged for this that colour, but stood resolute, "as a statue immovable, and an anvil not easy to be beaten
into plates," as one [Suidas] saith; he knew who had chosen him to be a Soldier, or rather a Captain, and being assured that
the course which he intended made for the glory of God, and the building up of his Church, he would not suffer it to be
broken off for whatsoever speeches or practices.

It doth certainly belong unto Kings, yea, it doth specially belong unto them, to have care of Religion, yea, it doth specially
belong unto them, to have care of Religion, yea, to know it aright, yea, to profess it zealously, yea to promote it to the
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excellent weight of glory in the day of the Lord Jesus. For the Scripture saith not in vain, "Them that honor me, I will
honor," [1 Sam 2:30] neither was it a vain word that Eusebius delivered long ago, that piety towards God was the weapon
and the only weapon, that both preserved Constantine’s person, and avenged him of his enemies [Eusebius lib 10 cap 8].

THE PRAISE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

But now what piety without truth? what truth (what saving truth) without the word of God? What word of God (whereof we
may be sure) without the Scripture? The Scriptures we are commanded to search. John 5:39. Isa 8:20. They are commended
that searched and studied them. Acts 17:11 and 8:28,29. They are reproved that were unskillful in them, or slow to believe
them. Matt 22:29. Luke 24:25. They can make us wise unto salvation. 2 Tim 3:15. If we be ignorant, they will instruct us;
if out of the way, they will bring us home; if out of order, they will reform us; if in heaviness, comfort us; if dull, quicken us;
if cold, inflame us.

Tolle, lege; Tolle, lege, Take up and read, take up and read the Scriptures [S. August. confess. lib 8 cap 12], (for unto them
was the direction) it was said unto S. Augustine by a supernatural voice. "Whatsoever is in the Scriptures, believe me," saith
the same S. Augustine, "is high and divine; there is verily truth, and a doctrine most fit for the refreshing of men’s minds,
and truly so tempered, that everyone may draw from thence that which is sufficient for him, if he come to draw with a
devout and pious mind, as true Religion requireth." [S. August. de utilitcredendi cap. 6] Thus S. Augustine. and S. Jerome:
"Ama scripturas, et amabit te sapientia etc." [S. Jerome. ad Demetriad] Love the Scriptures, and wisdom will love thee.
And S. Cyril against Julian; "Even boys that are bred up in the Scriptures, become most religious, etc. [S. Cyril. 7 contra
Iulianum] But what mention we three or four uses of the Scripture, whereas whatsoever is to be believed or practiced, or
hoped for, is contained in them? or three or four sentences of the Fathers, since whosoever is worthy the name of a Father,
from Christ’s time downward, hath likewise written not only of the riches, but also of the perfection of the Scripture? "I
adore the fulness of the Scripture," saith Tertullian against Hermogenes. [Tertul. advers. Hermo.] And again, to Apelles an
heretic of the like stamp, he saith; "I do not admit that which thou bringest in (or concludest) of thine own (head or store, de
tuo) without Scripture." [Tertul. de carne Christi.] So Saint Justin Martyr before him; "We must know by all means," saith
he, "that it is not lawful (or possible) to learn (anything) of God or of right piety, save only out of the Prophets, who teach us
by divine inspiration." So Saint Basil after Tertullian, "It is a manifest falling way from the Faith, and a fault of presumption,
either to reject any of those things that are written, or to bring in (upon the head of them) any of those things that are not
written. We omit to cite to the same effect, S. Cyril B. of Jerusalem in his 4::Cataches., Saint Jerome against Helvidius,
Saint Augustine in his 3::book against the letters of Petilian, and in very many other places of his works. Also we forebear
to descend to later Fathers, because we will not weary the reader. The Scriptures then being acknowledged to be so full and
so perfect, how can we excuse ourselves of negligence, if we do not study them, of curiosity, if we be not content with them?
Men talk much of [an olive bow wrapped about with wood, whereupon did hang figs, and bread, honey in a pot, and oil],
how many sweet and goodly things it had hanging on it; of the Philosopher’s stone, that it turned copper into gold; of
Cornucopia, that it had all things necessary for food in it, of Panaces the herb, that it was good for diseases, of Catholicon the
drug, that it is instead of all purges; of Vulcan’s armor, that it was an armor of proof against all thrusts, and all blows, etc.
Well, that which they falsely or vainly attributed to these things for bodily god, we may justly and with full measure ascribe
unto the Scripture, for spiritual. It is not only an armor, but also a whole armory of weapons, both offensive and defensive;
whereby we may save ourselves and put the enemy to flight. It is not an herb, but a tree, or rather a whole paradise of trees
of life, which bring forth fruit every month, and the fruit thereof is for meat, and the leaves for medicine. It is not a pot of
Manna, or a cruse of oil, which were for memory only, or for a meal’s meat or two, but as it were a shower of heavenly
bread sufficient for a whole host, be it never so great; and as it were a whole cellar full of oil vessels; whereby all our
necessities may be provided for, and our debts discharged. In a word, it is a Panary of wholesome food, against fenowed
traditions; a Physician’s shop (Saint Basil called it) [S. Basil in Psal. primum.] of preservatives against poisoned heresies; a
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fountain of most pure water springing up unto everlasting life. And what marvel? The original thereof being from heaven,
not from earth; the author being God, not man; the inditer, the holy spirit, not the wit of the Apostles or Prophets; the
Penmen such as were sanctified from the womb, and endued with a principal portion of God’s spirit; the matter, verity, piety,
purity, uprightness; the form, God’s word, God’s testimony, God’s oracles, the word of truth, the word of salvation, etc.; the
effects, light of understanding, stableness of persuasion, repentance from dead works, newness of life, holiness, peace, joy in
the holy Ghost; lastly, the end and reward of the study thereof, fellowship with the Saints, participation of the heavenly
nature, fruition of an inheritance immortal, undefiled, and that never shall fade away: Happy is the man that delighted in the
Scripture, and thrice happy that meditateth in it day and night.

TRANSLATION NECESSARY

But how shall men meditate in that, which they cannot understand? How shall they understand that which is kept close in an
unknown tongue? as it is written, "Except I know the power of the voice, I shall be to him that speaketh, a Barbarian, and he
that speaketh, shall be a Barbarian to me." [1 Cor 14] The Apostle excepteth no tongue; not Hebrew the ancientest, not
Greek the most copious, not Latin the finest. Nature taught a natural man to confess, that all of us in those tongues which we
do not understand, are plainly deaf; we may turn the deaf ear unto them.

The Scythian counted the Athenian, whom he did not understand, barbarous; [Clem. Alex. 1 Strom.] so the Roman did the
Syrian, and the Jew (even S. Jerome himself called the Hebrew tongue barbarous, belike because it was strange to so many)

[S. Jerome. Damaso.] so the Emperor of Constantinople [Michael, Theophili fil.] calleth the Latin tongue, barbarous, though
Pope Nicolas do storm at it: [2::Tom. Concil. ex edit. Petri Crab] so the Jews long before Christ called all other nations,
Lognazim, which is little better than barbarous. Therefore as one complaineth, that always in the Senate of Rome, there was
one or other that called for an interpreter: [Cicero 5::de finibus.] so lest the Church be driven to the like exigent, it is
necessary to have translations in a readiness. Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the
shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most Holy place; that removeth the
cover of the well, that we may come by the water, even as Jacob rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well, by which
means the flocks of Laban were watered [Gen 29:10]. Indeed without translation into the vulgar tongue, the unlearned are
but like children at Jacob’s well (which is deep) [John 4:11] without a bucket or something to draw with; or as that person
mentioned by Isaiah, to whom when a sealed book was delivered, with this motion, "Read this, I pray thee," he was fain to
make this answer, "I cannot, for it is sealed." [Isa 29:11]
THE TRANSLATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT OUT OF THE HEBREW INTO GREEK

While God would be known only in Jacob, and have his Name great in Israel, and in none other place, while the dew lay on
Gideon’s fleece only, and all the earth besides was dry; then for one and the same people, which spake all of them the
language of Canaan, that is, Hebrew, one and the same original in Hebrew was sufficient. [S. August. lib 12 contra Faust
c32] But, when the fulness of time drew near, that the Sun of righteousness, the Son of God should come into the world,
whom God ordained to be a reconciliation through faith in his blood, not of the Jew only, but also of the Greek, yea, of all
them that were scattered abroad; then lo, it pleased the Lord to stir up the spirit of a Greek Prince (Greek for descent and
language) even of Ptolemy Philadelph King of Egypt, to procure the translating of the Book of God out of Hebrew into
Greek. This is the translation of the Seventy Interpreters, commonly so called, which prepared the way for our Saviour
among the Gentiles by written preaching, as Saint John Baptist did among the Jews by vocal. For the Grecians being
desirous of learning, were not wont to suffer books of worth to lie moulding in Kings’ libraries, but had many of their
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known and made familiar to most inhabitants in Asia, by reason of the conquest that there the Grecians had made, as also by
the Colonies, which thither they had sent. For the same causes also it was well understood in many places of Europe, yea,
and of Africa too. Therefore the word of God being set forth in Greek, becometh hereby like a candle set upon a candlestick,
which giveth light to all that are in the house, or like a proclamation sounded forth in the market place, which most men
presently take knowledge of; and therefore that language was fittest to contain the Scriptures, both for the first Preachers of
the Gospel to appeal unto for witness, and for the learners also of those times to make search and trial by. It is certain, that
that Translation was not so sound and so perfect, but it needed in many places correction; and who had been so sufficient for
this work as the Apostles or Apostolic men? Yet it seemed good to the holy Ghost and to them, to take that which they
found, (the same being for the greatest part true and sufficient) rather than making a new, in that new world and green age of
the Church, to expose themselves to many exceptions and cavillations, as though they made a Translations to serve their own
turn, and therefore bearing a witness to themselves, their witness not to be regarded. This may be supposed to be some
cause, why the Translation of the Seventy was allowed to pass for current. Notwithstanding, though it was commended
generally, yet it did not fully content the learned, no not of the Jews. For not long after Christ, Aquila fell in hand with a
new Translation, and after him Theodotion, and after him Symmachus; yea, there was a fifth and a sixth edition, the Authors
whereof were not known. [Epiphan. de mensur. et ponderibus.] These with the Seventy made up the Hexapla and were
worthily and to great purpose compiled together by Origen. Howbeit the Edition of the Seventy went away with the credit,
and therefore not only was placed in the midst by Origen (for the worth and excellency thereof above the rest, as Epiphanius
gathered) but also was used by the Greek fathers for the ground and foundation of their Commentaries. Yea, Epiphanius
above named doeth attribute so much unto it, that he holdeth the Authors thereof not only for Interpreters, but also for
Prophets in some respect [S. August. 2::de dectrin. Christian c. 15]; and Justinian the Emperor enjoining the Jews his
subjects to use especially the Translation of the Seventy, rendreth this reason thereof, because they were as it were
enlightened with prophetical grace. Yet for all that, as the Egyptians are said of the Prophet to be men and not God, and
their horses flesh and not spirit [Isa 31:3]; so it is evident, (and Saint Jerome affirmeth as much) [S. Jerome. de optimo
genere interpret.] that the Seventy were Interpreters, they were not Prophets; they did many things well, as learned men; but
yet as men they stumbled and fell, one while through oversight, another while through ignorance, yea, sometimes they may
be noted to add to the Original, and sometimes to take from it; which made the Apostles to leave them many times, when
they left the Hebrew, and to deliver the sense thereof according to the truth of the word, as the spirit gave them utterance.
This may suffice touching the Greek Translations of the Old Testament.

TRANSLATION OUT OF HEBREW AND GREEK INTO LATIN

There were also within a few hundred years after CHRIST, translations many into the Latin tongue: for this tongue also was
very fit to convey the Law and the Gospel by, because in those times very many Countries of the West, yea of the South,
East and North, spake or understood Latin, being made Provinces to the Romans. But now the Latin Translations were too
many to be all good, for they were infinite (Latini Interprets nullo modo numerari possunt, saith S. Augustine.) [S. Augustin.
de doctr. Christ. lib 2 cap II]. Again they were not out of the Hebrew fountain (we speak of the Latin Translations of the Old
Testament) but out of the Greek stream, therefore the Greek being not altogether clear, the Latin derived from it must needs
be muddy. This moved S. Jerome a most learned father, and the best linguist without controversy, of his age, or of any that
went before him, to undertake the translating of the Old Testament, out of the very fountain with that evidence of great
learning, judgment, industry, and faithfulness, that he had forever bound the Church unto him, in a debt of special
remembrance and thankfulness.

THE TRANSLATING OF THE SCRIPTURE INTO THE VULGAR TONGUES

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generally embraced in the Empire; (for the learned know that even in S. Jerome’s time, the Consul of Rome and his wife
were both Ethnics, and about the same time the greatest part of the Senate also) [S. Jerome. Marcell.Zosim] yet for all that
the godly-learned were not content to have the Scriptures in the Language which they themselves understood, Greek and
Latin, (as the good Lepers were not content to fare well themselves, but acquainted their neighbors with the store that God
had sent, that they also might provide for themselves) [2 Kings 7:9] but also for the behoof and edifying of the unlearned
which hungered and thirsted after righteousness, and had souls to be saved as well as they, they provided Translations into
the vulgar for their Countrymen, insomuch that most nations under heaven did shortly after their conversion, hear CHRIST
speaking unto them in their mother tongue, not by the voice of their Minister only, but also by the written word translated. If
any doubt hereof, he may be satisfied by examples enough, if enough will serve the turn. First S. Jerome saith, Multarum
gentium linguis Scriptura ante translata, docet falsa esse quae addita sunt, etc. i.e. "The Scripture being translated before in
the languages of many Nations, doth show that those things that were added (by Lucian and Hesychius) are false." [S.
Jerome. praef. in 4::Evangel.] So S. Jerome in that place. The same Jerome elsewhere affirmeth that he, the time was, had
set forth the translation of the Seventy suae linguae hominibus, i.e., for his countrymen of Dalmatia [S. Jerome. Sophronio.]
Which words not only Erasmus doth understand to purport, that S. Jerome translated the Scripture into the Dalmatian tongue,
but also Sixtus Senensis [Six. Sen. lib 4], and Alphonsus a‘ Castro [Alphon. lb 1 ca 23] (that we speak of no more) men not
to be excepted against by them of Rome, do ingenuously confess as much. So, S. Chrysostom that lived in S. Jerome’s time,
giveth evidence with him: "The doctrine of S. John [saith he] did not in such sort [as the Philosophers’ did] vanish away: but
the Syrians, Egyptians, Indians, Persians, Ethiopians, and infinite other nations being barbarous people translated it into their
[mother] tongue, and have learned to be [true] Philosophers," he meaneth Christians. [S. Chrysost. in Johan. cap.I. hom.I.]
To this may be added Theodoret, as next unto him, both for antiquity, and for learning.

His words be these, "Every Country that is under the Sun, is full of these words (of the Apostles and Prophets) and the
Hebrew tongue [he meaneth the Scriptures in the Hebrew tongue] is turned not only into the Language of the Grecians, but
also of the Romans, and Egyptians, and Persians, and Indians, and Armenians, and Scythians, and Sauromatians, and briefly
into all the Languages that any Nation useth. [Theodor. 5. Therapeut.] So he. In like manner, Ulfilas is reported by Paulus
Diaconus and Isidor (and before them by Sozomen) to have translated the Scriptures into the Gothic tongue: [P. Diacon. li.
12.] John Bishop of Sevil by Vasseus, to have turned them into Arabic, about the year of our Lord 717; [Vaseus in Chron.
Hispan.] Bede by Cistertiensis, to have turned a great part of them into Saxon: Efnard by Trithemius, to have abridged the
French Psalter, as Beded had done the Hebrew, about the year 800: King Alfred by the said Cistertiensis, to have turned the
Psalter into Saxon: [Polydor. Virg. 5 histor.] Methodius by Aventinus (printed at Ingolstadt) to have turned the Scriptures
into Slavonian: [Aventin. lib. 4.] Valdo, Bishop of Frising by Beatus Rhenanus, to have caused about that time, the Gospels
to be translated into Dutch rhythm, yet extant in the Library of Corbinian: [Circa annum 900. B. Rhenan. rerum German. lib
2.] Valdus, by divers to have turned them himself into French, about the year 1160: Charles the Fifth of that name,
surnamed the Wise, to have caused them to be turned into French, about 200 years after Valdus his time, of which translation
there be many copies yet extant, as witnesseth Beroaldus. Much about that time, even in our King Richard the second’s
days, John Trevisa translated them into English, and many English Bibles in written hand are yet to be seen with divers,
translated as it is very probable, in that age. So the Syrian translation of the New Testament is in most learned men’s
Libraries, of Widminstadius his setting forth, and the Psalter in Arabic is with many, of Augustinus Nebiensis’ setting forth.
So Postel affirmeth, that in his travel he saw the Gospels in the Ethiopian tongue; And Ambrose Thesius allegeth the Pslater
of the Indians, which he testifieth to have been set forth by Potken in Syrian characters. So that, to have the Scriptures in the
mother tongue is not a quaint conceit lately taken up, either by the Lord Cromwell in England, [Thuan.] or by the Lord
Radevile in Polony, or by the Lord Ungnadius in the Emperor’s dominion, but hath been thought upon, and put in practice of
old, even from the first times of the conversion of any Nation; no doubt, because it was esteemed most profitable, to cause
faith to grow in men’s hearts the sooner, and to make them to be able to say with the words of the Psalms, "As we have
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THE UNWILLINGNESS OF OUR CHIEF ADVERSARIES, THAT THE SCRIPTURES SHOULD BE DIVULGED IN
THE MOTHER TONGUE, ETC.

Now the Church of Rome would seem at the length to bear a motherly affection towards her children, and to allow them the
Scriptures in their mother tongue: but indeed it is a gift, not deserving to be called a gift, an unprofitable gift: [Sophecles]
they must first get a licence in writing before they may use them, and to get that, they must approve themselves to their
Confessor, that is, to be such as are, if not frozen in the dregs, yet soured with the leaven of their superstition. Howbeit, it
seemed too much to Clement the Eighth that there should be any Licence granted to have them in the vulgar tongue, and
therefore he overruleth and frustrateth the grant of Pius the Fourth. [See the observation (set forth by Clemen. His authority)
upon the 4. rule of Pius the 4. his making in the index, lib. prohib. pag. 15. ver. 5.] So much are they afraid of the light of
the Scripture, (Lucifugae Scripturarum, as Tertulian speaketh) that they will not trust the people with it, no not as it is set
forth by their own sworn men, no not with the Licence of their own Bishops and Inquisitors. Yea, so unwilling they are to
communicate the Scriptures to the people’s understanding in any sort, that they are not ashamed to confess, that we forced
them to translate it into English against their wills. This seemeth to argue a bad cause, or a bad conscience, or both.

Sure we are, that it is not he that hath good gold, that is afraid to bring it to the touchstone, but he that hath the counterfeit;
[Tertul. de resur. carnis.] neither is it the true man that shunneth the light, but the malefactor, lest his deeds should be
reproved [John 3:20]: neither is it the plaindealing Merchant that is unwilling to have the weights, or the meteyard brought in
place, but he that useth deceit. But we will let them alone for this fault, and return to translation.

THE SPEECHES AND REASONS, BOTH OF OUR BRETHREN, AND OF OUR ADVERSARIES AGAINST THIS
WORK

Many men’s mouths have been open a good while (and yet are not stopped) with speeches about the Translation so long in
hand, or rather perusals of Translations made before: and ask what may be the reason, what the necessity of the
employment: Hath the Church been deceived, say they, all this while? Hath her sweet bread been mingled with leaven, here
silver with dross, her wine with water, her milk with lime? (Lacte gypsum male miscetur, saith S. Ireney,) [S. Iren. 3. lib.
cap. 19.] We hoped that we had been in the right way, that we had the Oracles of God delivered unto us, and that though all
the world had cause to be offended and to complain, yet that we had none. Hath the nurse holden out the breast, and nothing
but wind in it? Hath the bread been delivered by the fathers of the Church, and the same proved to be lapidosus, as Seneca
speaketh? What is it to handle the word of God deceitfully, if this be not? Thus certain brethren. Also the adversaries of
Judah and Jerusalem, like Sanballat in Nehemiah, mock, as we hear, both the work and the workmen, saying; "What do these
weak Jews, etc. will they make the stones whole again out of the heaps of dust which are burnt? although they build, yet if a
fox go up, he shall even break down their stony wall." [Neh 4:3] Was their Translation good before? Why do they now
mend it? Was it not good? Why then was it obtruded to the people? Yea, why did the Catholics (meaning Popish
Romanists) always go in jeopardy, for refusing to go to hear it? Nay, if it must be translated into English, Catholics are
fittest to do it. They have learning, and they know when a thing is well, they can manum de tabula. We will answer them
both briefly: and the former, being brethren, thus, with S. Jerome, "Damnamus veteres? Mineme, sed post priorum studia in
domo Domini quod possums laboramus." [S. Jerome. Apolog. advers. Ruffin.] That is, "Do we condemn the ancient? In no
case: but after the endeavors of them that were before us, we take the best pains we can in the house of God." As if he said,
Being provoked by the example of the learned men that lived before my time, I have thought it my duty, to assay whether
my talent in the knowledge of the tongues, may be profitable in any measure to God’s Church, lest I should seem to laboured
in them in vain, and lest I should be thought to glory in men, (although ancient,) above that which was in them. Thus S.
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A SATISFACTION TO OUR BRETHREN

And to the same effect say we, that we are so far off from condemning any of their labors that travailed before us in this
kind, either in this land or beyond sea, either in King Henry’s time, or King Edward’s (if there were any translation, or
correction of a translation in his time) or Queen Elizabeth’s of ever renowned memory, that we acknowledge them to have
been raised up of God, for the building and furnishing of his Church, and that they deserve to be had of us and of posterity in
everlasting remembrance. The judgment of Aristotle is worthy and well known: "If Timotheus had not been, we had not had
much sweet music; but if Phrynis [Timotheus his master] had not been, we had not had Timotheus." Therefore blessed be
they, and most honoured be their name, that break the ice, and giveth onset upon that which helpeth forward to the saving of
souls. Now what can be more available thereto, than to deliver God’s book unto God’s people in a tongue which they
understand? Since of a hidden treasure, and of a fountain that is sealed, there is no profit, as Ptolemy Philadelph wrote to the
Rabbins or masters of the Jews, as witnesseth Epiphanius: [S. Epiphan. loco ante citato.] and as S. Augustine saith; "A man
had rather be with his dog than with a stranger (whose tongue is strange unto him)." [S. Augustin. lib. 19. de civil. Dei. c. 7.]
Yet for all that, as nothing is begun and perfected at the same time, and the later thoughts are thought to be the wiser: so, if
we building upon their foundation that went before us, and being holpen by their labours, do endeavor to make that better
which they left so good; no man, we are sure, hath cause to mislike us; they, we persuade ourselves, if they were alive,
would thank us. The vintage of Abienzer, that strake the stroke: yet the gleaning of grapes of Ephraim was not to be
despised. See Judges 8:2. Joash the king of Israel did not satisfy himself, till he had smitten the ground three times; and yet
he offended the Prophet, for giving over then. [2 Kings 13:18-19] Aquila, of whom we spake before, translated the Bible as
carefully, and as skilfully as he could; and yet he thought good to go over it again, and then it got the credit with the Jews, to
be called accurately done, as Saint Jerome witnesseth. [S. Jerome. in Ezech. cap. 3.] How many books of profane learning
have been gone over again and again, by the same translators, by others? Of one and the same book of Aristotle’s Ethics,
there are extant not so few as six or seven several translations. Now if this cost may be bestowed upon the gourd, which
affordeth us a little shade, and which today flourisheth, but tomorrow is cut down; what may we bestow, nay what ought we
not to bestow upon the Vine, the fruit whereof maketh glad the conscience of man, and the stem whereof abideth forever?
And this is the word of God, which we translate. "What is the chaff to the wheat, saith the Lord?" [Jer 23:28] Tanti vitreum,
quanti verum margaritum (saith Tertullian,) [Tertul. ad Martyr.] if a toy of glass be of that reckoning with us, how ought we
to value the true pearl? [Jerome. ad Salvin.] Therefore let no man’s eye be evil, because his Majesty’s is good; neither let
any be grieved, that we have a Prince that seeketh the increase of the spiritual wealth of Israel (let Sanballats and Tobiahs do
so, which therefore do bear their just reproof) but let us rather bless God from the ground of our heart, for working this
religious care in him, to have the translations of the Bible maturely considered of and examined. For by this means it
cometh to pass, that whatsoever is sound already (and all is sound for substance, in one or other of our editions, and the
worst of ours far better than their authentic vulgar) the same will shine as gold more brightly, being rubbed and polished;
also, if anything be halting, or superfluous, or not so agreeable to the original, the same may be corrected, and the truth set in
place. And what can the King command to be done, that will bring him more true honour than this? and wherein could they
that have been set a work, approve their duty to the King, yea their obedience to God, and love to his Saints more, than by
yielding their service, and all that is within them, for the furnishing of the work? But besides all this, they were the principal
motives of it, and therefore ought least to quarrel it: for the very Historical truth is, that upon the importunate petitions of the
Puritans, at his Majesty’s coming to this Crown, the Conference at Hampton Court having been appointed for hearing their
complaints: when by force of reason they were put from other grounds, they had recourse at the last, to this shift, that they
could not with good conscience subscribe to the Communion book, since it maintained the Bible as it was there translated,
which was as they said, a most corrupted translation. And although this was judged to be but a very poor and empty shift; yet
even hereupon did his Majesty begin to bethink himself of the good that might ensue by a new translation, and presently
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fountain of most pure water springing up unto everlasting life. And what marvel? The original thereof being from heaven,
not from earth; the author being God, not man; the inditer, the holy spirit, not the wit of the Apostles or Prophets; the
Penmen such as were sanctified from the womb, and endued with a principal portion of God’s spirit; the matter, verity, piety,
purity, uprightness; the form, God’s word, God’s testimony, God’s oracles, the word of truth, the word of salvation, etc.; the
effects, light of understanding, stableness of persuasion, repentance from dead works, newness of life, holiness, peace, joy in
the holy Ghost; lastly, the end and reward of the study thereof, fellowship with the Saints, participation of the heavenly
nature, fruition of an inheritance immortal, undefiled, and that never shall fade away: Happy is the man that delighted in the
Scripture, and thrice happy that meditateth in it day and night.

TRANSLATION NECESSARY

But how shall men meditate in that, which they cannot understand? How shall they understand that which is kept close in an
unknown tongue? as it is written, "Except I know the power of the voice, I shall be to him that speaketh, a Barbarian, and he
that speaketh, shall be a Barbarian to me." [1 Cor 14] The Apostle excepteth no tongue; not Hebrew the ancientest, not
Greek the most copious, not Latin the finest. Nature taught a natural man to confess, that all of us in those tongues which we
do not understand, are plainly deaf; we may turn the deaf ear unto them.

The Scythian counted the Athenian, whom he did not understand, barbarous; [Clem. Alex. 1 Strom.] so the Roman did the
Syrian, and the Jew (even S. Jerome himself called the Hebrew tongue barbarous, belike because it was strange to so many)

[S. Jerome. Damaso.] so the Emperor of Constantinople [Michael, Theophili fil.] calleth the Latin tongue, barbarous, though
Pope Nicolas do storm at it: [2::Tom. Concil. ex edit. Petri Crab] so the Jews long before Christ called all other nations,
Lognazim, which is little better than barbarous. Therefore as one complaineth, that always in the Senate of Rome, there was
one or other that called for an interpreter: [Cicero 5::de finibus.] so lest the Church be driven to the like exigent, it is
necessary to have translations in a readiness. Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the
shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most Holy place; that removeth the
cover of the well, that we may come by the water, even as Jacob rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well, by which
means the flocks of Laban were watered [Gen 29:10]. Indeed without translation into the vulgar tongue, the unlearned are
but like children at Jacob’s well (which is deep) [John 4:11] without a bucket or something to draw with; or as that person
mentioned by Isaiah, to whom when a sealed book was delivered, with this motion, "Read this, I pray thee," he was fain to
make this answer, "I cannot, for it is sealed." [Isa 29:11]
THE TRANSLATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT OUT OF THE HEBREW INTO GREEK

While God would be known only in Jacob, and have his Name great in Israel, and in none other place, while the dew lay on
Gideon’s fleece only, and all the earth besides was dry; then for one and the same people, which spake all of them the
language of Canaan, that is, Hebrew, one and the same original in Hebrew was sufficient. [S. August. lib 12 contra Faust
c32] But, when the fulness of time drew near, that the Sun of righteousness, the Son of God should come into the world,
whom God ordained to be a reconciliation through faith in his blood, not of the Jew only, but also of the Greek, yea, of all
them that were scattered abroad; then lo, it pleased the Lord to stir up the spirit of a Greek Prince (Greek for descent and
language) even of Ptolemy Philadelph King of Egypt, to procure the translating of the Book of God out of Hebrew into
Greek. This is the translation of the Seventy Interpreters, commonly so called, which prepared the way for our Saviour
among the Gentiles by written preaching, as Saint John Baptist did among the Jews by vocal. For the Grecians being
desirous of learning, were not wont to suffer books of worth to lie moulding in Kings’ libraries, but had many of their
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known and made familiar to most inhabitants in Asia, by reason of the conquest that there the Grecians had made, as also by
the Colonies, which thither they had sent. For the same causes also it was well understood in many places of Europe, yea,
and of Africa too. Therefore the word of God being set forth in Greek, becometh hereby like a candle set upon a candlestick,
which giveth light to all that are in the house, or like a proclamation sounded forth in the market place, which most men
presently take knowledge of; and therefore that language was fittest to contain the Scriptures, both for the first Preachers of
the Gospel to appeal unto for witness, and for the learners also of those times to make search and trial by. It is certain, that
that Translation was not so sound and so perfect, but it needed in many places correction; and who had been so sufficient for
this work as the Apostles or Apostolic men? Yet it seemed good to the holy Ghost and to them, to take that which they
found, (the same being for the greatest part true and sufficient) rather than making a new, in that new world and green age of
the Church, to expose themselves to many exceptions and cavillations, as though they made a Translations to serve their own
turn, and therefore bearing a witness to themselves, their witness not to be regarded. This may be supposed to be some
cause, why the Translation of the Seventy was allowed to pass for current. Notwithstanding, though it was commended
generally, yet it did not fully content the learned, no not of the Jews. For not long after Christ, Aquila fell in hand with a
new Translation, and after him Theodotion, and after him Symmachus; yea, there was a fifth and a sixth edition, the Authors
whereof were not known. [Epiphan. de mensur. et ponderibus.] These with the Seventy made up the Hexapla and were
worthily and to great purpose compiled together by Origen. Howbeit the Edition of the Seventy went away with the credit,
and therefore not only was placed in the midst by Origen (for the worth and excellency thereof above the rest, as Epiphanius
gathered) but also was used by the Greek fathers for the ground and foundation of their Commentaries. Yea, Epiphanius
above named doeth attribute so much unto it, that he holdeth the Authors thereof not only for Interpreters, but also for
Prophets in some respect [S. August. 2::de dectrin. Christian c. 15]; and Justinian the Emperor enjoining the Jews his
subjects to use especially the Translation of the Seventy, rendreth this reason thereof, because they were as it were
enlightened with prophetical grace. Yet for all that, as the Egyptians are said of the Prophet to be men and not God, and
their horses flesh and not spirit [Isa 31:3]; so it is evident, (and Saint Jerome affirmeth as much) [S. Jerome. de optimo
genere interpret.] that the Seventy were Interpreters, they were not Prophets; they did many things well, as learned men; but
yet as men they stumbled and fell, one while through oversight, another while through ignorance, yea, sometimes they may
be noted to add to the Original, and sometimes to take from it; which made the Apostles to leave them many times, when
they left the Hebrew, and to deliver the sense thereof according to the truth of the word, as the spirit gave them utterance.
This may suffice touching the Greek Translations of the Old Testament.

TRANSLATION OUT OF HEBREW AND GREEK INTO LATIN

There were also within a few hundred years after CHRIST, translations many into the Latin tongue: for this tongue also was
very fit to convey the Law and the Gospel by, because in those times very many Countries of the West, yea of the South,
East and North, spake or understood Latin, being made Provinces to the Romans. But now the Latin Translations were too
many to be all good, for they were infinite (Latini Interprets nullo modo numerari possunt, saith S. Augustine.) [S. Augustin.
de doctr. Christ. lib 2 cap II]. Again they were not out of the Hebrew fountain (we speak of the Latin Translations of the Old
Testament) but out of the Greek stream, therefore the Greek being not altogether clear, the Latin derived from it must needs
be muddy. This moved S. Jerome a most learned father, and the best linguist without controversy, of his age, or of any that
went before him, to undertake the translating of the Old Testament, out of the very fountain with that evidence of great
learning, judgment, industry, and faithfulness, that he had forever bound the Church unto him, in a debt of special
remembrance and thankfulness.

THE TRANSLATING OF THE SCRIPTURE INTO THE VULGAR TONGUES

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generally embraced in the Empire; (for the learned know that even in S. Jerome’s time, the Consul of Rome and his wife
were both Ethnics, and about the same time the greatest part of the Senate also) [S. Jerome. Marcell.Zosim] yet for all that
the godly-learned were not content to have the Scriptures in the Language which they themselves understood, Greek and
Latin, (as the good Lepers were not content to fare well themselves, but acquainted their neighbors with the store that God
had sent, that they also might provide for themselves) [2 Kings 7:9] but also for the behoof and edifying of the unlearned
which hungered and thirsted after righteousness, and had souls to be saved as well as they, they provided Translations into
the vulgar for their Countrymen, insomuch that most nations under heaven did shortly after their conversion, hear CHRIST
speaking unto them in their mother tongue, not by the voice of their Minister only, but also by the written word translated. If
any doubt hereof, he may be satisfied by examples enough, if enough will serve the turn. First S. Jerome saith, Multarum
gentium linguis Scriptura ante translata, docet falsa esse quae addita sunt, etc. i.e. "The Scripture being translated before in
the languages of many Nations, doth show that those things that were added (by Lucian and Hesychius) are false." [S.
Jerome. praef. in 4::Evangel.] So S. Jerome in that place. The same Jerome elsewhere affirmeth that he, the time was, had
set forth the translation of the Seventy suae linguae hominibus, i.e., for his countrymen of Dalmatia [S. Jerome. Sophronio.]
Which words not only Erasmus doth understand to purport, that S. Jerome translated the Scripture into the Dalmatian tongue,
but also Sixtus Senensis [Six. Sen. lib 4], and Alphonsus a‘ Castro [Alphon. lb 1 ca 23] (that we speak of no more) men not
to be excepted against by them of Rome, do ingenuously confess as much. So, S. Chrysostom that lived in S. Jerome’s time,
giveth evidence with him: "The doctrine of S. John [saith he] did not in such sort [as the Philosophers’ did] vanish away: but
the Syrians, Egyptians, Indians, Persians, Ethiopians, and infinite other nations being barbarous people translated it into their
[mother] tongue, and have learned to be [true] Philosophers," he meaneth Christians. [S. Chrysost. in Johan. cap.I. hom.I.]
To this may be added Theodoret, as next unto him, both for antiquity, and for learning.

His words be these, "Every Country that is under the Sun, is full of these words (of the Apostles and Prophets) and the
Hebrew tongue [he meaneth the Scriptures in the Hebrew tongue] is turned not only into the Language of the Grecians, but
also of the Romans, and Egyptians, and Persians, and Indians, and Armenians, and Scythians, and Sauromatians, and briefly
into all the Languages that any Nation useth. [Theodor. 5. Therapeut.] So he. In like manner, Ulfilas is reported by Paulus
Diaconus and Isidor (and before them by Sozomen) to have translated the Scriptures into the Gothic tongue: [P. Diacon. li.
12.] John Bishop of Sevil by Vasseus, to have turned them into Arabic, about the year of our Lord 717; [Vaseus in Chron.
Hispan.] Bede by Cistertiensis, to have turned a great part of them into Saxon: Efnard by Trithemius, to have abridged the
French Psalter, as Beded had done the Hebrew, about the year 800: King Alfred by the said Cistertiensis, to have turned the
Psalter into Saxon: [Polydor. Virg. 5 histor.] Methodius by Aventinus (printed at Ingolstadt) to have turned the Scriptures
into Slavonian: [Aventin. lib. 4.] Valdo, Bishop of Frising by Beatus Rhenanus, to have caused about that time, the Gospels
to be translated into Dutch rhythm, yet extant in the Library of Corbinian: [Circa annum 900. B. Rhenan. rerum German. lib
2.] Valdus, by divers to have turned them himself into French, about the year 1160: Charles the Fifth of that name,
surnamed the Wise, to have caused them to be turned into French, about 200 years after Valdus his time, of which translation
there be many copies yet extant, as witnesseth Beroaldus. Much about that time, even in our King Richard the second’s
days, John Trevisa translated them into English, and many English Bibles in written hand are yet to be seen with divers,
translated as it is very probable, in that age. So the Syrian translation of the New Testament is in most learned men’s
Libraries, of Widminstadius his setting forth, and the Psalter in Arabic is with many, of Augustinus Nebiensis’ setting forth.
So Postel affirmeth, that in his travel he saw the Gospels in the Ethiopian tongue; And Ambrose Thesius allegeth the Pslater
of the Indians, which he testifieth to have been set forth by Potken in Syrian characters. So that, to have the Scriptures in the
mother tongue is not a quaint conceit lately taken up, either by the Lord Cromwell in England, [Thuan.] or by the Lord
Radevile in Polony, or by the Lord Ungnadius in the Emperor’s dominion, but hath been thought upon, and put in practice of
old, even from the first times of the conversion of any Nation; no doubt, because it was esteemed most profitable, to cause
faith to grow in men’s hearts the sooner, and to make them to be able to say with the words of the Psalms, "As we have
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THE UNWILLINGNESS OF OUR CHIEF ADVERSARIES, THAT THE SCRIPTURES SHOULD BE DIVULGED IN
THE MOTHER TONGUE, ETC.

Now the Church of Rome would seem at the length to bear a motherly affection towards her children, and to allow them the
Scriptures in their mother tongue: but indeed it is a gift, not deserving to be called a gift, an unprofitable gift: [Sophecles]
they must first get a licence in writing before they may use them, and to get that, they must approve themselves to their
Confessor, that is, to be such as are, if not frozen in the dregs, yet soured with the leaven of their superstition. Howbeit, it
seemed too much to Clement the Eighth that there should be any Licence granted to have them in the vulgar tongue, and
therefore he overruleth and frustrateth the grant of Pius the Fourth. [See the observation (set forth by Clemen. His authority)
upon the 4. rule of Pius the 4. his making in the index, lib. prohib. pag. 15. ver. 5.] So much are they afraid of the light of
the Scripture, (Lucifugae Scripturarum, as Tertulian speaketh) that they will not trust the people with it, no not as it is set
forth by their own sworn men, no not with the Licence of their own Bishops and Inquisitors. Yea, so unwilling they are to
communicate the Scriptures to the people’s understanding in any sort, that they are not ashamed to confess, that we forced
them to translate it into English against their wills. This seemeth to argue a bad cause, or a bad conscience, or both.

Sure we are, that it is not he that hath good gold, that is afraid to bring it to the touchstone, but he that hath the counterfeit;
[Tertul. de resur. carnis.] neither is it the true man that shunneth the light, but the malefactor, lest his deeds should be
reproved [John 3:20]: neither is it the plaindealing Merchant that is unwilling to have the weights, or the meteyard brought in
place, but he that useth deceit. But we will let them alone for this fault, and return to translation.

THE SPEECHES AND REASONS, BOTH OF OUR BRETHREN, AND OF OUR ADVERSARIES AGAINST THIS
WORK

Many men’s mouths have been open a good while (and yet are not stopped) with speeches about the Translation so long in
hand, or rather perusals of Translations made before: and ask what may be the reason, what the necessity of the
employment: Hath the Church been deceived, say they, all this while? Hath her sweet bread been mingled with leaven, here
silver with dross, her wine with water, her milk with lime? (Lacte gypsum male miscetur, saith S. Ireney,) [S. Iren. 3. lib.
cap. 19.] We hoped that we had been in the right way, that we had the Oracles of God delivered unto us, and that though all
the world had cause to be offended and to complain, yet that we had none. Hath the nurse holden out the breast, and nothing
but wind in it? Hath the bread been delivered by the fathers of the Church, and the same proved to be lapidosus, as Seneca
speaketh? What is it to handle the word of God deceitfully, if this be not? Thus certain brethren. Also the adversaries of
Judah and Jerusalem, like Sanballat in Nehemiah, mock, as we hear, both the work and the workmen, saying; "What do these
weak Jews, etc. will they make the stones whole again out of the heaps of dust which are burnt? although they build, yet if a
fox go up, he shall even break down their stony wall." [Neh 4:3] Was their Translation good before? Why do they now
mend it? Was it not good? Why then was it obtruded to the people? Yea, why did the Catholics (meaning Popish
Romanists) always go in jeopardy, for refusing to go to hear it? Nay, if it must be translated into English, Catholics are
fittest to do it. They have learning, and they know when a thing is well, they can manum de tabula. We will answer them
both briefly: and the former, being brethren, thus, with S. Jerome, "Damnamus veteres? Mineme, sed post priorum studia in
domo Domini quod possums laboramus." [S. Jerome. Apolog. advers. Ruffin.] That is, "Do we condemn the ancient? In no
case: but after the endeavors of them that were before us, we take the best pains we can in the house of God." As if he said,
Being provoked by the example of the learned men that lived before my time, I have thought it my duty, to assay whether
my talent in the knowledge of the tongues, may be profitable in any measure to God’s Church, lest I should seem to laboured
in them in vain, and lest I should be thought to glory in men, (although ancient,) above that which was in them. Thus S.
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A SATISFACTION TO OUR BRETHREN

And to the same effect say we, that we are so far off from condemning any of their labors that travailed before us in this
kind, either in this land or beyond sea, either in King Henry’s time, or King Edward’s (if there were any translation, or
correction of a translation in his time) or Queen Elizabeth’s of ever renowned memory, that we acknowledge them to have
been raised up of God, for the building and furnishing of his Church, and that they deserve to be had of us and of posterity in
everlasting remembrance. The judgment of Aristotle is worthy and well known: "If Timotheus had not been, we had not had
much sweet music; but if Phrynis [Timotheus his master] had not been, we had not had Timotheus." Therefore blessed be
they, and most honoured be their name, that break the ice, and giveth onset upon that which helpeth forward to the saving of
souls. Now what can be more available thereto, than to deliver God’s book unto God’s people in a tongue which they
understand? Since of a hidden treasure, and of a fountain that is sealed, there is no profit, as Ptolemy Philadelph wrote to the
Rabbins or masters of the Jews, as witnesseth Epiphanius: [S. Epiphan. loco ante citato.] and as S. Augustine saith; "A man
had rather be with his dog than with a stranger (whose tongue is strange unto him)." [S. Augustin. lib. 19. de civil. Dei. c. 7.]
Yet for all that, as nothing is begun and perfected at the same time, and the later thoughts are thought to be the wiser: so, if
we building upon their foundation that went before us, and being holpen by their labours, do endeavor to make that better
which they left so good; no man, we are sure, hath cause to mislike us; they, we persuade ourselves, if they were alive,
would thank us. The vintage of Abienzer, that strake the stroke: yet the gleaning of grapes of Ephraim was not to be
despised. See Judges 8:2. Joash the king of Israel did not satisfy himself, till he had smitten the ground three times; and yet
he offended the Prophet, for giving over then. [2 Kings 13:18-19] Aquila, of whom we spake before, translated the Bible as
carefully, and as skilfully as he could; and yet he thought good to go over it again, and then it got the credit with the Jews, to
be called accurately done, as Saint Jerome witnesseth. [S. Jerome. in Ezech. cap. 3.] How many books of profane learning
have been gone over again and again, by the same translators, by others? Of one and the same book of Aristotle’s Ethics,
there are extant not so few as six or seven several translations. Now if this cost may be bestowed upon the gourd, which
affordeth us a little shade, and which today flourisheth, but tomorrow is cut down; what may we bestow, nay what ought we
not to bestow upon the Vine, the fruit whereof maketh glad the conscience of man, and the stem whereof abideth forever?
And this is the word of God, which we translate. "What is the chaff to the wheat, saith the Lord?" [Jer 23:28] Tanti vitreum,
quanti verum margaritum (saith Tertullian,) [Tertul. ad Martyr.] if a toy of glass be of that reckoning with us, how ought we
to value the true pearl? [Jerome. ad Salvin.] Therefore let no man’s eye be evil, because his Majesty’s is good; neither let
any be grieved, that we have a Prince that seeketh the increase of the spiritual wealth of Israel (let Sanballats and Tobiahs do
so, which therefore do bear their just reproof) but let us rather bless God from the ground of our heart, for working this
religious care in him, to have the translations of the Bible maturely considered of and examined. For by this means it
cometh to pass, that whatsoever is sound already (and all is sound for substance, in one or other of our editions, and the
worst of ours far better than their authentic vulgar) the same will shine as gold more brightly, being rubbed and polished;
also, if anything be halting, or superfluous, or not so agreeable to the original, the same may be corrected, and the truth set in
place. And what can the King command to be done, that will bring him more true honour than this? and wherein could they
that have been set a work, approve their duty to the King, yea their obedience to God, and love to his Saints more, than by
yielding their service, and all that is within them, for the furnishing of the work? But besides all this, they were the principal
motives of it, and therefore ought least to quarrel it: for the very Historical truth is, that upon the importunate petitions of the
Puritans, at his Majesty’s coming to this Crown, the Conference at Hampton Court having been appointed for hearing their
complaints: when by force of reason they were put from other grounds, they had recourse at the last, to this shift, that they
could not with good conscience subscribe to the Communion book, since it maintained the Bible as it was there translated,
which was as they said, a most corrupted translation. And although this was judged to be but a very poor and empty shift; yet
even hereupon did his Majesty begin to bethink himself of the good that might ensue by a new translation, and presently
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AN ANSWER TO THE IMPUTATIONS OF OUR ADVERSARIES

Now to the latter we answer; that we do not deny, nay we affirm and avow, that the very meanest translation of the Bible in
English, set forth by men of our profession, (for we have seen none of theirs of the whole Bible as yet) containeth the word
of God, nay, is the word of God. As the King’s speech, which he uttereth in Parliament, being translated into French, Dutch,
Italian, and Latin, is still the King’s speech, though it be not interpreted by every Translator with the like grace, nor
peradventure so fitly for phrase, nor so expressly for sense, everywhere. For it is confessed, that things are to take their
denomination of the greater part; and a natural man could say, Verum ubi multa nitent in carmine, non ego paucis offendor
maculis, etc. [Horace.] A man may be counted a virtuous man, though he have made many slips in his life, (else, there were
none virtuous, for in many things we offend all) [James 3:2] also a comely man and lovely, though he have some warts upon
his hand, yea, not only freckles upon his face, but also scars. No cause therefore why the word translated should be denied
to be the word, or forbidden to be current, notwithstanding that some imperfections and blemishes may be noted in the
setting forth of it. For whatever was perfect under the Sun, where Apostles or Apostolic men, that is, men endued with an
extraordinary measure of God’s spirit, and privileged with the privilege of infallibility, had not their hand? The Romanists
therefore in refusing to hear, and daring to burn the Word translated, did no less than despite the spirit of grace, from whom
originally it proceeded, and whose sense and meaning, as well as man’s weakness would enable, it did express. Judge by an
example or two. Plutarch writeth, that after that Rome had been burnt by the Gauls, they fell soon to build it again: but
doing it in haste, they did not cast the streets, nor proportion the houses in such comely fashion, as had been most slightly
and convenient; [Plutarch in Camillo.] was Catiline therefore an honest man, or a good patriot, that sought to bring it to a
combustion? or Nero a good Prince, that did indeed set it on fire? So, by the story of Ezra, and the prophecy of Haggai it
may be gathered, that the Temple built by Zerubbabel after the return from Babylon, was by no means to be compared to the
former built by Solomon (for they that remembered the former, wept when they considered the latter) [Ezra 3:12]
notwithstanding, might this latter either have been abhorred and forsaken by the Jews, or profaned by the Greeks? The like
we are to think of Translations. The translation of the Seventy dissenteth from the Original in many places, neither doth it
come near it, for perspicuity, gravity, majesty; yet which of the Apostles did condemn it? Condemn it? Nay, they used it, (as
it is apparent, and as Saint Jerome and most learned men do confess) which they would not have done, nor by their example
of using it, so grace and commend it to the Church, if it had been unworthy of the appellation and name of the word of God.
And whereas they urge for their second defence of their vilifying and abusing of the English Bibles, or some pieces thereof,
which they meet with, for that heretics (forsooth) were the Authors of the translations, (heretics they call us by the same right
that they call themselves Catholics, both being wrong) we marvel what divinity taught them so. We are sure Tertullian was
of another mind: Ex personis probamus fidem, an ex fide personas? [Tertul. de praescript. contra haereses.] Do we try
men’s faith by their persons? we should try their persons by their faith. Also S. Augustine was of another mind: for he
lighting upon certain rules made by Tychonius a Donatist, for the better understanding of the word, was not ashamed to
make use of them, yea, to insert them into his own book, with giving commendation to them so far forth as they were worthy
to be commended, as is to be seen in S. Augustine’s third book De doctrina Christiana. [S. August. 3. de doct. Christ. cap.
30.] To be short, Origen, and the whole Church of God for certain hundred years, were of another mind: for they were so far
from treading under foot, (much more from burning) the Translation of Aquila a Proselyte, that is, one that had turned Jew;
of Symmachus, and Theodotion, both Ebionites, that is, most vile heretics, that they joined together with the Hebrew
Original, and the Translation of the Seventy (as hath been before signified out of Epiphanius) and set them forth openly to be
considered of and perused by all. But we weary the unlearned, who need not know so much, and trouble the learned, who
know it already.

Yet before we end, we must answer a third cavil and objection of theirs against us, for altering and amending our
Translations so oft; wherein truly they deal hardly, and strangely with us. For to whomever was it imputed for a fault (by
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to exhort S. Jerome to a Palinodia or recantation; [S. Aug. Epist. 9.] and doth even glory that he seeth his infirmities. [S.
Aug. Epist. 8.] If we be sons of the Truth, we must consider what it speaketh, and trample upon our own credit, yea, and
upon other men’s too, if either be any way an hindrance to it. This to the cause: then to the persons we say, that of all men
they ought to be most silent in this case. For what varieties have they, and what alterations have they made, not only of their
Service books, Portesses and Breviaries, but also of their Latin Translation? The Service book supposed to be made by S.
Ambrose (Officium Ambrosianum) was a great while in special use and request; but Pope Hadrian calling a Council with the
aid of Charles the Emperor, abolished it, yea, burnt it, and commanded the Service book of Saint Gregory universally to be
used. [Durand. lib. 5. cap. 2.] Well, Officium Gregorianum gets by this means to be in credit, but doth it continue without
change or altering? No, the very Roman Service was of two fashions, the New fashion, and the Old, (the one used in one
Church, the other in another) as is to be seen in Pamelius a Romanist, his Preface, before Micrologus. the same Pamelius
reporteth out Radulphus de Rivo, that about the year of our Lord, 1277, Pope Nicolas the Third removed out of the Churches
of Rome, the more ancient books (of Service) and brought into use the Missals of the Friers Minorites, and commanded them
to be observed there; insomuch that about an hundred years after, when the above name Radulphus happened to be at Rome,
he found all the books to be new, (of the new stamp). Neither were there this chopping and changing in the more ancient
times only, but also of late: Pius Quintus himself confesseth, that every Bishopric almost had a peculiar kind of service,
most unlike to that which others had: which moved him to abolish all other Breviaries, though never so ancient, and
privileged and published by Bishops in their Dioceses, and to establish and ratify that only which was of his own setting
forth, in the year 1568. Now when the father of their Church, who gladly would heal the sore of the daughter of his people
softly and slightly, and make the best of it, findeth so great fault with them for their odds and jarring; we hope the children
have no great cause to vaunt of their uniformity. But the difference that appeareth between our Translations, and our often
correcting of them, is the thing that we are specially charged with; let us see therefore whether they themselves be without
fault this way, (if it be to be counted a fault, to correct) and whether they be fit men to throw stones at us: O tandem maior
parcas insane minori: they that are less sound themselves, out not to object infirmities to others. [Horat.] If we should tell
them that Valla, Stapulensis, Erasmus, and Vives found fault with their vulgar Translation, and consequently wished the
same to be mended, or a new one to be made, they would answer peradventure, that we produced their enemies for witnesses
against them; albeit, they were in no other sort enemies, than as S. Paul was to the Galatians, for telling them the truth [Gal
4:16]: and it were to be wished, that they had dared to tell it them plainlier and oftener. But what will they say to this, that
Pope Leo the Tenth allowed Erasmus’ Translation of the New Testament, so much different from the vulgar, by his
Apostolic Letter and Bull; that the same Leo exhorted Pagnine to translate the whole Bible, and bare whatsoever charges was
necessary for the work? [Sixtus Senens.] Surely, as the Apostle reasoneth to the Hebrews, that if the former Law and
Testament had been sufficient, there had been no need of the latter: [Heb 7:11 and 8:7] so we may say, that if the old vulgar
had been at all points allowable, to small purpose had labour and charges been undergone, about framing of a new. If they
say, it was one Pope’s private opinion, and that he consulted only himself; then we are able to go further with them, and to
aver, that more of their chief men of all sorts, even their own Trent champions Paiva and Vega, and their own Inquisitors,
Hieronymus ab Oleastro, and their own Bishop Isidorus Clarius, and their own Cardinal Thomas a Vio Caietan, do either
make new Translations themselves, or follow new ones of other men’s making, or note the vulgar Interpreter for halting;
none of them fear to dissent from him, nor yet to except against him. And call they this an uniform tenor of text and
judgment about the text, so many of their Worthies disclaiming the now received conceit? Nay, we will yet come nearer the
quick: doth not their Paris edition differ from the Lovaine, and Hentenius his from them both, and yet all of them allowed by
authority? Nay, doth not Sixtus Quintus confess, that certain Catholics (he meaneth certain of his own side) were in such an
humor of translating the Scriptures into Latin, that Satan taking occasion by them, though they thought of no such matter, did
strive what he could, out of so uncertain and manifold a variety of Translations, so to mingle all things, that nothing might
seem to be left certain and firm in them, etc.? [Sixtus 5. praefat. fixa Bibliis.] Nay, further, did not the same Sixtus ordain by
an inviolable decree, and that with the counsel and consent of his Cardinals, that the Latin edition of the old and new
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being diligently corrected and printed in the Printinghouse of Vatican? Thus Sixtus in his Preface before his Bible. And yet
Clement the Eighth his immediate successor, published another edition of the Bible, containing in it infinite differences from
that of Sixtus, (and many of them weighty and material) and yet this must be authentic by all means. What is to have the
faith of our glorious Lord JESUS CHRIST with Yea or Nay, if this be not? Again, what is sweet harmony and consent, if
this be? Therefore, as Demaratus of Corinth advised a great King, before he talked of the dissensions of the Grecians, to
compose his domestic broils (for at that time his Queen and his son and heir were at deadly feud with him) so all the while
that our adversaries do make so many and so various editions themselves, and do jar so much about the worth and authority
of them, they can with no show of equity challenge us for changing and correcting.

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRANSLATORS, WITH THEIR NUMBER, FURNITURE, CARE, ETC.

But it is high time to leave them, and to show in brief what we proposed to ourselves, and what course we held in this our
perusal and survey of the Bible. Truly (good Christian Reader) we never thought from the beginning, that we should need to
make a new Translation, nor yet to make of a bad one a good one, (for then the imputation of Sixtus had been true in some
sort, that our people had been fed with gall of Dragons instead of wine, with whey instead of milk:) but to make a good one
better, or out of many good ones, one principal good one, not justly to be excepted against; that hath been our endeavor, that
our mark. To that purpose there were many chosen, that were greater in other men’s eyes than in their own, and that sought
the truth rather than their own praise. Again, they came or were thought to come to the work, not exercendi causa (as one
saith) but exercitati, that is, learned, not to learn: For the chief overseer and [NOTE: Greek letters omitted] under his
Majesty, to whom not only we, but also our whole Church was much bound, knew by his wisdom, which thing also
Nazianzen taught so long ago, that it is a preposterous order to teach first and to learn after, yea that [NOTE: Greek letters
omitted] to learn and practice together, is neither commendable for the workman, nor safe for the work. [Idem in Apologet.]
Therefore such were thought upon, as could say modestly with Saint Jerome, Et Hebreaeum Sermonem ex parte didicimus,
et in Latino pene ab ipsis incunabulis etc. detriti sumus. "Both we have learned the Hebrew tongue in part, and in the Latin
we have been exercised almost from our very cradle." S. Jerome maketh no mention of the Greek tongue, wherein yet he did
excel, because he translated not the old Testament out of Greek, but out of Hebrew. And in what sort did these assemble? In
the trust of their own knowledge, or of their sharpness of wit, or deepness of judgment, as it were in an arm of flesh? At no
hand. They trusted in him that hath the key of David, opening and no man shutting; they prayed to the Lord the Father of our
Lord, to the effect that S. Augustine did; "O let thy Scriptures be my pure delight, let me not be deceived in them, neither let
me deceive by them." [S. Aug. lib. II. Confess. cap. 2.] In this confidence, and with this devotion did they assemble
together; not too many, lest one should trouble another; and yet many, lest many things haply might escape them. If you ask
what they had before them, truly it was the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, the Greek of the New. These are the two
golden pipes, or rather conduits, where-through the olive branches empty themselves into the gold. Saint Augustine calleth
them precedent, or original tongues; [S. August. 3. de doctr. c. 3. etc.] Saint Jerome, fountains. [S. Jerome. ad Suniam et
Fretel.] The same Saint Jerome affirmeth, [S. Jerome. ad Lucinium, Dist. 9 ut veterum.] and Gratian hath not spared to put it
into his Decree, That "as the credit of the old Books" (he meaneth of the Old Testament) "is to be tried by the Hebrew
Volumes, so of the New by the Greek tongue," he meaneth by the original Greek. If truth be tried by these tongues, then
whence should a Translation be made, but out of them? These tongues therefore, the Scriptures we say in those tongues, we
set before us to translate, being the tongues wherein God was pleased to speak to his Church by the Prophets and Apostles.
Neither did we run over the work with that posting haste that the Septuagint did, if that be true which is reported of them,
that they finished it in 72 days; [Joseph. Antiq. lib. 12.] neither were we barred or hindered from going over it again, having
once done it, like S. Jerome, if that be true which himself reporteth, that he could no sooner write anything, but presently it
was caught from him, and published, and he could not have leave to mend it: [S. Jerome. ad Pammac. pro libr. advers.
Iovinian.] neither, to be short, were we the first that fell in hand with translating the Scripture into English, and consequently
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upon the Scriptures, [Sophoc. in Elect.] and therefore no marvel, if he overshot himself many times. None of these things:
the work hath not been huddled up in 72 days, but hath cost the workmen, as light as it seemeth, the pains of twice seven
times seventy two days and more:

matters of such weight and consequence are to be speeded with maturity: for in a business of movement a man feareth not
the blame of convenient slackness. [S. Chrysost. in II. Thess. cap. 2.] Neither did we think much to consult the Translators or
Commentators, Chaldee, Hebrew, Syrian, Greek or Latin, no nor the Spanish, French, Italian, or Dutch; neither did we
disdain to revise that which we had done, and to bring back to the anvil that which we had hammered: but having and using
as great helps as were needful, and fearing no reproach for slowness, nor coveting praise for expedition, we have at length,
through the good hand of the Lord upon us, brought the work to that pass that you see.

REASONS MOVING US TO SET DIVERSITY OF SENSES IN THE MARGIN, WHERE THERE IS GREAT
PROBABILITY FOR EACH

Some peradventure would have no variety of senses to be set in the margin, lest the authority of the Scriptures for deciding
of controversies by that show of uncertainty, should somewhat be shaken. But we hold their judgment not to be sound in
this point. For though, "whatsoever things are necessary are manifest," as S. Chrysostom saith, [S. Chrysost. in II. Thess.
cap. 2.] and as S. Augustine, "In those things that are plainly set down in the Scriptures, all such matters are found that
concern Faith, Hope, and Charity. [S. Aug. 2. de doctr. Christ. cap. 9.] Yet for all that it cannot be dissembled, that partly to
exercise and whet our wits, partly to wean the curious from the loathing of them for their everywhere plainness, partly also
to stir up our devotion to crave the assistance of God’s spirit by prayer, and lastly, that we might be forward to seek aid of
our brethren by conference, and never scorn those that be not in all respects so complete as they should be, being to seek in
many things ourselves, it hath pleased God in his divine providence, here and there to scatter words and sentences of that
difficulty and doubtfulness, not in doctrinal points that concern salvation, (for in such it hath been vouched that the
Scriptures are plain) but in matters of less moment, that fearfulness would better beseem us than confidence, and if we will
resolve upon modesty with S. Augustine, (though not in this same case altogether, yet upon the same ground) Melius est
debitare de occultis, quam litigare de incertis, [S. Aug li. S. de Genes. ad liter. cap. 5.] "it is better to make doubt of those
things which are secret, than to strive about those things that are uncertain." There be many words in the Scriptures, which
be never found there but once, (having neither brother or neighbor, as the Hebrews speak) so that we cannot be holpen by
conference of places.

Again, there be many rare names of certain birds, beasts and precious stones, etc. concerning the Hebrews themselves are so
divided among themselves for judgment, that they may seem to have defined this or that, rather because they would say
something, than because they were sure of that which they said, as S. Jerome somewhere saith of the Septuagint. Now in
such a case, doth not a margin do well to admonish the Reader to seek further, and not to conclude or dogmatize upon this or
that peremptorily? For as it is a fault of incredulity, to doubt of those things that are evident: so to determine of such things
as the Spirit of God hath left (even in the judgment of the judicious) questionable, can be no less than presumption.
Therefore as S. Augustine saith, that variety of Translations is profitable for the finding out of the sense of the Scriptures: [S.
Aug. 2. De doctr. Christian. cap. 14.] so diversity of signification and sense in the margin, where the text is no so clear, must
needs do good, yea, is necessary, as we are persuaded. We know that Sixtus Quintus expressly forbiddeth, that any variety
of readings of their vulgar edition, should be put in the margin, [Sixtus 5. praef. Bibliae.] (which though it be not altogether
the same thing to that we have in hand, yet it looketh that way) but we think he hath not all of his own side his favorers, for
this conceit. They that are wise, had rather have their judgments at liberty in differences of readings, than to be captivated to
one, when it may be the other. If they were sure that their high Priest had all laws shut up in his breast, as Paul the Second
bragged, [Plat. in Paulo secundo.] and that he were as free from error by special privilege, as the Dictators of Rome were
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world are now open, God be thanked, and have been a great while, they find that he is subject to the same affections and
infirmities that others be, that his skin is penetrable, and therefore so much as he proveth, not as much as he claimeth, they
grant and embrace.

REASONS INDUCING US NOT TO STAND CURIOUSLY UPON AN IDENTITY OF PHRASING

Another things we think good to admonish thee of (gentle Reader) that we have not tied ourselves to an uniformity of
phrasing, or to an identity of words, as some peradventure would wish that we had done, because they observe, that some
learned men somewhere, have been as exact as they could that way. Truly, that we might not vary from the sense of that
which we had translated before, if the word signified that same in both places (for there be some words that be not the same
sense everywhere) we were especially careful, and made a conscience, according to our duty. But, that we should express
the same notion in the same particular word; as for example, if we translate the Hebrew or Greek word once by PURPOSE,
never to call it INTENT; if one where JOURNEYING, never TRAVELING; if one where THINK, never SUPPOSE; if one
where PAIN, never ACHE; if one where JOY, never GLADNESS, etc. Thus to mince the matter, we thought to savour more
of curiosity than wisdom, and that rather it would breed scorn in the Atheist, than bring profit to the godly Reader. For is the
kingdom of God to become words or syllables? why should we be in bondage to them if we may be free, use one precisely
when we may use another no less fit, as commodiously? A godly Father in the Primitive time showed himself greatly
moved, that one of newfangledness called [NOTE: Greek omitted but was a dispute over the word for "a bed"] [Niceph.
Calist. lib.8. cap.42.] though the difference be little or none; and another reporteth that he was much abused for turning
"Cucurbita" (to which reading the people had been used) into "Hedera". [S. Jerome in 4. Ionae. See S. Aug: epist. 10.] Now
if this happens in better times, and upon so small occasions, we might justly fear hard censure, if generally we should make
verbal and unnecessary changings. We might also be charged (by scoffers) with some unequal dealing towards a great
number of good English words. For as it is written of a certain great Philosopher, that he should say , that those logs were
happy that were made images to be worshipped; for their fellows, as good as they, lay for blocks behind the fire: so if we
should say, as it were, unto certain words, Stand up higher, have a place in the Bible always, and to others of like quality,
Get ye hence, be banished forever, we might be taxed peradventure with S. James his words, namely, "To be partial in
ourselves and judges of evil thoughts." Add hereunto, that niceness in words was always counted the next step to trifling,
and so was to be curious about names too: also that we cannot follow a better pattern for elocution than God himself;
therefore he using divers words, in his holy writ, and indifferently for one thing in nature: [see Euseb. li. 12. ex Platon.] we,
if we will not be superstitious, may use the same liberty in our English versions out of Hebrew and Greek, for that copy or
store that he hath given us. Lastly, we have on the one side avoided the scrupulosity of the Puritans, who leave the old
Ecclesiastical words, and betake them to other, as when they put WASHING for BAPTISM, and CONGREGATION instead
of CHURCH: as also on the other side we have shunned the obscurity of the Papists, in their AZIMES, TUNIKE,
RATIONAL, HOLOCAUSTS, PRAEPUCE, PASCHE, and a number of such like, whereof their late Translation is full, and
that of purpose to darken the sense, that since they must needs translate the Bible, yet by the language thereof, it may be kept
from being understood. But we desire that the Scripture may speak like itself, as in the language of Canaan, that it may be
understood even of the very vulgar.

Many other things we might give thee warning of (gentle Reader) if we had not exceeded the measure of a Preface already.
It remaineth, that we commend thee to God, and to the Spirit of his grace, which is able to build further than we can ask or
think. He removeth the scales from our eyes, the vail from our hearts, opening our wits that we may understand his word,
enlarging our hearts, yea correcting our affections, that we may love it to the end. Ye are brought unto fountains of living
water which ye digged not; do not cast earth into them with the Philistines, neither prefer broken pits before them with the
wicked Jews. [Gen 26:15. Jer 2:13.] Others have laboured, and you may enter into their labours; O receive not so great
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to tear and abuse holy things. Say not to our Saviour with the Gergesites, Depart out of our coast [Matt 8:34]; neither yet
with Esau sell your birthright for a mess of pottage [Heb 12:16]. If light be come into the world, love not darkness more
than light; if food, if clothing be offered, go not naked, starve not yourselves. Remember the advice of Nazianzene, "It is a
grievous thing" (or dangerous) "to neglect a great fair, and to seek to make markets afterwards: also the encouragement of S.
Chrysostom, "It is altogether impossible, that he that is sober" (and watchful) "should at any time be neglected:" [S.
Chrysost. in epist. ad Rom. cap. 14. oral. 26.] Lastly, the admonition and menacing of S. Augustine, "They that despise
God’s will inviting them, shall feel God’s will taking vengeance of them." [S. August. ad artic. sibi falso object. Artic. 16.]
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God; [Heb 10:31] but a blessed thing it is, and will bring us to
everlasting blessedness in the end, when God speaketh unto us, to hearken; when he setteth his word before us, to read it;
when he stretcheth out his hand and calleth, to answer, Here am I, here we are to do thy will, O God. The Lord work a care
and conscience in us to know him and serve him, that we may be acknowledged of him at the appearing of our Lord Jesus
Christ, to whom with the holy Ghost, be all praise and thanksgiving.

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The First Book of Moses, called Genesis

{1:1} In the beginning God created the heaven and the
earth. {1:2} 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.
{1:3} And God said, Let there be light: and there was
light. {1:4} And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and
God divided the light from the darkness. {1:5} And God
called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And
the evening and the morning were the first day.
{1:6} And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst
of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
{1:7} 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. {1:8} And God
called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the
morning were the second day.
{1:9} 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. {1:10} And God called the dry [land]
Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he
Seas: and God saw that [it was] good. {1:11} 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. {1:12} 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. {1:13} And the
evening and the morning were the third day.
{1:14} 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:
{1:15} And let them be for lights in the firmament of the
heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. {1:16}
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. {1:17} And God set them in the firmament of the
heaven to give light upon the earth, {1:18} 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. {1:19} And the
evening and the morning were the fourth day. {1:20} 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. {1:21} 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. {1:22} And God blessed them, saying, Be
fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let
fowl multiply in the earth. {1:23} And the evening and the
morning were the fifth day.
{1:24} 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. {1:25} 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.
{1:26} 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. {1:27} So God created man in his
[own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and
female created he them. {1:28} 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.

{1:29} 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. {1:30} 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. {1:31} 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.
{2:1} Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and
all the host of them. {2:2} 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. {2:3}
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.
{2:4} 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, {2:5} 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. {2:6} But there went up a mist from the earth, and
watered the whole face of the ground. {2:7} 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.
{2:8} And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in
Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. {2:9}
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. {2:10} And a river went out of
Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted,
and became into four heads. {2:11} The name of the first
[is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of
Havilah, where [there is] gold; {2:12} And the gold of that
land [is] good: there [is] bdellium and the onyx stone.
{2:13} And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the
same [is] it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
{2:14} 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. {2:15} And the LORD God took
the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and
to keep it. {2:16} And the LORD God commanded the man,
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
{2:17} 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.
{2:18} And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the
man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
{2:19} 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
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the name thereof. {2:20} 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. {2:21} 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; {2:22} And the rib,
which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a
woman, and brought her unto the man. {2:23} 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. {2:24} Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one
flesh. {2:25} And they were both naked, the man and his
wife, and were not ashamed.

{3:1} 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?
{3:2} And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat
of the fruit of the trees of the garden: {3:3} 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. {3:4} And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall
not surely die: {3:5} 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. {3:6} 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. {3:7}
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. {3:8} 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. {3:9} And
the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him,
Where [art] thou? {3:10} And he said, I heard thy voice in
the garden, and I was afraid, because I [was] naked; and I
hid myself. {3:11} 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? {3:12} And
the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with
me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. {3:13} 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. {3:14} 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: {3:15} 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. {3:16} 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. {3:17} 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; {3:18} Thorns also
and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the
herb of the field; {3:19} 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. {3:20} And Adam called his wife’s name Eve;
because she was the mother of all living. {3:21} Unto Adam
also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins,
and clothed them. {3:22} 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: {3:23} Therefore the LORD
God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the
ground from whence he was taken. {3:24} So he drove out
the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden
Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to
keep the way of the tree of life.

{4:1} And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived,
and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the
LORD. {4:2} And she again bare his brother Abel. And
Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the
ground. {4:3} And in process of time it came to pass, that
Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the
LORD. {4:4} 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: {4:5} But unto Cain and to
his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth,
and his countenance fell. {4:6} And the LORD said unto
Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance
fallen? {4:7} 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. {4:8}
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.
{4:9} And the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy
brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother’s
keeper? {4:10} And he said, What hast thou done? the voice
of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
{4:11} And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which
hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from
thy hand; {4:12} 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. {4:13} And Cain said
unto the LORD, My punishment [is] greater than I can bear.
{4:14} 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.
{4:15} 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.
{4:16} And Cain went out from the presence of the
LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
{4:17} 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. {4:18} And unto
Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and
Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
{4:19} And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name
of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
{4:20} And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as
dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle. {4:21} And his
brother’s name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as
handle the harp and organ. {4:22} And Zillah, she also bare
Tubal- cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron:
and the sister of Tubal-cain [was] Naamah. {4:23} 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
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Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

{4:25} 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. {4:26} 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.
{5:1} This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In
the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made
he him; {5:2} Male and female created he them; and
blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when
they were created.
{5:3} And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and
begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called
his name Seth: {5:4} And the days of Adam after he had
begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons
and daughters: {5:5} And all the days that Adam lived were
nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. {5:6} And Seth
lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: {5:7} And
Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven
years, and begat sons and daughters: {5:8} And all the days
of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
{5:9} And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
{5:10} And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred
and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: {5:11} And
all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and
he died.
{5:12} And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat
Mahalaleel: {5:13} And Cainan lived after he begat
Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons
and daughters: {5:14} And all the days of Cainan were nine
hundred and ten years: and he died.
{5:15} And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and
begat Jared: {5:16} And Mahalaleel lived after he begat
Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and
daughters: {5:17} And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight
hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
{5:18} And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years,
and he begat Enoch: {5:19} And Jared lived after he begat
Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
{5:20} And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty
and two years: and he died.
{5:21} And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat
Methuselah: {5:22} And Enoch walked with God after he
begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and
daughters: {5:23} And all the days of Enoch were three
hundred sixty and five years: {5:24} And Enoch walked
with God: and he [was] not; for God took him. {5:25} And
Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and
begat Lamech: {5:26} And Methuselah lived after he begat
Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons
and daughters: {5:27} And all the days of Methuselah were
nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
{5:28} And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two
years, and begat a son: {5:29} 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. {5:30} And Lamech lived after he begat
Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and
daughters: {5:31} And all the days of Lamech were seven
hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. {5:32} And
Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem,
Ham, and Japheth.

{6:1} And it came to pass, when men began to multiply
on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
{6:2} That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that
they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they
chose. {6:3} 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. {6:4} 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.
{6:5} 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. {6:6} And
it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him at his heart. {6:7} 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.
{6:8} But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
{6:9} These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a
just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah
walked with God. {6:10} And Noah begat three sons,
Shem, Ham, and Japheth. {6:11} The earth also was corrupt
before God, and the earth was filled with violence. {6:12}
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt;
for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. {6:13}
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.
{6:14} Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt
thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without
with pitch. {6:15} 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. {6:16} 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. {6:17} 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. {6:18} 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. {6:19} 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.
{6:20} 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.
{6:21} 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. {6:22} Thus did Noah; according to all
that God commanded him, so did he.
{7:1} 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. {7:2} 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.
{7:3} Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the
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{7:4} 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. {7:5} And Noah did according unto all that the
LORD commanded him. {7:6} And Noah [was] six hundred
years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
{7:7} 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. {7:8} Of clean beasts, and of beasts that [are]
not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth
upon the earth, {7:9} There went in two and two unto Noah
into the ark, the male and the female, as God had
commanded Noah. {7:10} And it came to pass after seven
days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
{7:11} 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. {7:12} And the rain
was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. {7:13} 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; {7:14} 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. {7:15} And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two
and two of all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life. {7:16}
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh,
as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
{7:17} 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. {7:18} And the waters prevailed, and were
increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the
face of the waters. {7:19} And the waters prevailed
exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that
[were] under the whole heaven, were covered. {7:20}
Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the
mountains were covered. {7:21} 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: {7:22} All in whose nostrils [was] the
breath of life, of all that [was] in the dry [land,] died. {7:23}
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. {7:24} And the
waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
{8:1} 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; {8:2} The fountains also of the deep and the
windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven
was restrained; {8:3} And the waters returned from off the
earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty
days the waters were abated. {8:4} And the ark rested in the
seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon
the mountains of Ararat. {8:5} 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.
{8:6} And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that
Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
{8:7} And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and
fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. {8:8}
Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were
abated from off the face of the ground; {8:9} 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. {8:10} And he stayed
yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of
the ark; {8:11} 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. {8:12}
And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove;
which returned not again unto him any more.

{8:13} 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. {8:14} And in the second month, on the
seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
{8:15} And God spake unto Noah, saying, {8:16} Go
forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy
sons’ wives with thee. {8:17} 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. {8:18} And Noah
went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives
with him: {8:19} Every beast, every creeping thing, and
every fowl, [and] whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after
their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
{8:20} 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. {8:21} 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. {8:22} While the earth remaineth, seedtime and
harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day
and night shall not cease.
{9:1} And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto
them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
{9:2} 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. {9:3}
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even
as the green herb have I given you all things. {9:4} But
flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall
ye not eat. {9:5} 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. {9:6} Whoso sheddeth man’s blood,
by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God
made he man. {9:7} And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply;
bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
{9:8} And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with
him, saying, {9:9} And I, behold, I establish my covenant
with you, and with your seed after you; {9:10} 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. {9:11} 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
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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: {9:13} I do set my bow in
the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between
me and the earth. {9:14} And it shall come to pass, when I
bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in
the cloud: {9:15} 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. {9:16} 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. {9:17} 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.

{9:18} And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark,
were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of
Canaan. {9:19} These [are] the three sons of Noah: and of
them was the whole earth overspread. {9:20} And Noah
began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
{9:21} And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he
was uncovered within his tent. {9:22} And Ham, the father
of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two
brethren without. {9:23} 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. {9:24} And Noah awoke from his wine, and
knew what his younger son had done unto him. {9:25} And
he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of servants shall he
be unto his brethren. {9:26} And he said, Blessed [be] the
LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
{9:27} God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the
tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
{9:28} And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and
fifty years. {9:29} And all the days of Noah were nine
hundred and fifty years: and he died.
{10:1} Now these [are] the generations of the sons of
Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons
born after the flood. {10:2} The sons of Japheth; Gomer,
and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and
Meshech, and Tiras. {10:3} And the sons of Gomer;
Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. {10:4} And the
sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
{10:5} By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in
their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families,
in their nations.
{10:6} And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and
Phut, and Canaan. {10:7} And the sons of Cush; Seba, and
Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the
sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. {10:8} And Cush begat
Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. {10:9}
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is
said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
{10:10} And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and
Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
{10:11} Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded
Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, {10:12} And
Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same [is] a great
city. {10:13} And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and
Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, {10:14} And Pathrusim, and
Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
{10:15} And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
{10:16} And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the
Girgasite, {10:17} And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the
Sinite, {10:18} And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the
Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the
Canaanites spread abroad. {10:19} 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. {10:20} These [are]
the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in
their countries, [and] in their nations.

{10:21} Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of
Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were
[children] born. {10:22} The children of Shem; Elam, and
Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. {10:23} And
the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
{10:24} And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
{10:25} 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. {10:26} And Joktan begat
Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazar-maveth, and Jerah,
{10:27} And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, {10:28} And
Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, {10:29} And Ophir, and
Havilah, and Jobab: all these [were] the sons of Joktan.
{10:30} And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest
unto Sephar a mount of the east. {10:31} These [are] the
sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in
their lands, after their nations. {10:32} 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.
{11:1} And the whole earth was of one language, and of
one speech. {11:2} 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. {11:3} 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. {11:4}
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. {11:5} And the LORD came down to see the
city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
{11:6} 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. {11:7} Go to, let us go down, and
there confound their language, that they may not understand
one another’s speech. {11:8} So the LORD scattered them
abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they
left off to build the city. {11:9} 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.
{11:10} These [are] the generations of Shem: Shem [was]
an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after
the flood: {11:11} And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad
five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:12}
And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
{11:13} And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four
hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
{11:14} And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
{11:15} And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred
and three years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:16} And
Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg: {11:17}
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty
years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:18} And Peleg
lived thirty years, and begat Reu: {11:19} And Peleg lived
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sons and daughters. {11:20} And Reu lived two and thirty
years, and begat Serug: {11:21} And Reu lived after he
begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons
and daughters. {11:22} And Serug lived thirty years, and
begat Nahor: {11:23} And Serug lived after he begat Nahor
two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:24}
And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

{11:25} And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred
and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters. {11:26}
And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor,
and Haran.
{11:27} Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah
begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
{11:28} And Haran died before his father Terah in the land
of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. {11:29} 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. {11:30} But Sarai was barren; she [had] no child.
{11:31} 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. {11:32} And the days of Terah
were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
{12:1} 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: {12:2} 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: {12:3} 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.
{12:4} 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. {12:5} 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.
{12:6} And Abram passed through the land unto the place
of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite
[was] then in the land. {12:7} 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. {12:8} And he removed from thence unto a
mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent,
[having] Bethel 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. {12:9} And Abram journeyed, going on
still toward the south.
{12:10} 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. {12:11} 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: {12:12} 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.
{12:13} 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.
{12:14} And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come
into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she [was]
very fair. {12:15} The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and
commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken
into Pharaoh’s house. {12:16} 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.

{12:17} And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house
with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife. {12:18}
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? {12:19} 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.
{12:20} And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning
him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he
had.
{13:1} And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his
wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
{13:2} And Abram [was] very rich in cattle, in silver, and in
gold. {13:3} And he went on his journeys from the south
even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the
beginning, between Bethel and Hai; {13:4} Unto the place
of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there
Abram called on the name of the LORD.
{13:5} And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks,
and herds, and tents. {13:6} 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.
{13:7} 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. {13:8}
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. {13:9} [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.
{13:10} 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. {13:11} Then Lot chose him all the plain of
Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated
themselves the one from the other. {13:12} Abram dwelled
in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the
plain, and pitched [his] tent toward Sodom. {13:13} But the
men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the LORD
exceedingly.
{13:14} 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: {13:15} For all the land which
thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
{13:16} 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. {13:17} Arise, walk
through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it;
for I will give it unto thee. {13:18} 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.
{14:1} 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; {14:2} [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. {14:3} All
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the salt sea. {14:4} Twelve years they served
Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

{14:5} 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, {14:6} And the Horites in their
mount Seir, unto El-paran, which [is] by the wilderness.
{14:7} 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. {14:8}
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; {14:9} 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. {14:10} 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. {14:11} And they took all the goods of
Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their
way. {14:12} And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son,
who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
{14:13} 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. {14:14} 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. {14:15} 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. {14:16} And he brought back
all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and
his goods, and the women also, and the people.
{14:17} 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. {14:18} And Melchizedek king
of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the
priest of the most high God. {14:19} And he blessed him,
and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God,
possessor of heaven and earth: {14:20} And blessed be the
most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy
hand. And he gave him tithes of all. {14:21} And the king
of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take
the goods to thyself. {14:22} 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, {14:23} 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: {14:24} 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.
{15:1} 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. {15:2} 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? {15:3} And Abram said, Behold, to me thou
hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine
heir. {15:4} 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.
{15:5} 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.

{15:6} And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to
him for righteousness. {15:7} 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. {15:8} And he said, Lord
GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? {15:9}
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. {15:10} 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. {15:11} And when the fowls came down upon the
carcases, Abram drove them away. {15:12} And when the
sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo,
an horror of great darkness fell upon him. {15:13} 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; {15:14} And
also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and
afterward shall they come out with great substance. {15:15}
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be
buried in a good old age. {15:16} But in the fourth
generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of
the Amorites [is] not yet full. {15:17} 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. {15:18} 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: {15:19} The Kenites, and the Kenizzites,
and the Kadmonites, {15:20} And the Hittites, and the
Perizzites, and the Rephaims, {15:21} And the Amorites,
and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
{16:1} Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children:
and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name [was]
Hagar. {16:2} 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. {16:3} 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.
{16:4} And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived:
and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was
despised in her eyes. {16:5} 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.
{16:6} 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.
{16:7} And the angel of the LORD found her by a
fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the
way to Shur. {16:8} 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. {16:9} And
the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress,
and submit thyself under her hands. {16:10} And the angel
of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed
exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
{16:11} 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.
{16:12} And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be]
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he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. {16:13}
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? {16:14} Wherefore the well was
called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, [it is] between Kadesh and
Bered.

{16:15} And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called
his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. {16:16} And
Abram [was] fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare
Ishmael to Abram.
{17:1} 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. {17:2}
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and
will multiply thee exceedingly. {17:3} And Abram fell on
his face: and God talked with him, saying, {17:4} As for
me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a
father of many nations. {17:5} 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. {17:6} And I
will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations
of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. {17:7} 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. {17:8} 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.
{17:9} And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my
covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their
generations. {17:10} 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. {17:11} And ye
shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a
token of the covenant betwixt me and you. {17:12} 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. {17:13} 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.
{17:14} 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.
{17:15} And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy
wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [shall]
her name [be. ]{17:16} 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. {17:17}
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?
{17:18} And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might
live before thee! {17:19} 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. {17:20}
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. {17:21} But my covenant will I
establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this
set time in the next year. {17:22} And he left off talking
with him, and God went up from Abraham.
{17:23} 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. {17:24} And Abraham
[was] ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised
in the flesh of his foreskin. {17:25} And Ishmael his son
[was] thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the
flesh of his foreskin. {17:26} In the selfsame day was
Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son. {17:27} And all
the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with
money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
{18:1} And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of
Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
{18:2} 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, {18:3} And said, My Lord, if now I have found
favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy
servant: {18:4} Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and
wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: {18:5}
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.
{18:6} 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. {18:7} 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. {18:8} 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.
{18:9} And they said unto him, Where [is] Sarah thy
wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. {18:10} 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. {18:11} Now
Abraham and Sarah [were] old [and] well stricken in age;
[and] it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
{18:12} Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying,
After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being
old also? {18:13} And the LORD said unto Abraham,
Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a
child, which am old? {18:14} 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.
{18:15} Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she
was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
{18:16} And the men rose up from thence, and looked
toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them
on the way. {18:17} And the LORD said, Shall I hide from
Abraham that thing which I do; {18:18} Seeing that
Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation,
and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
{18:19} 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.
{18:20} And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and
Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
{18:21} 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. {18:22} And the men
turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but
Abraham stood yet before the LORD. {18:23} And
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righteous with the wicked? {18:24} Peradventure there be
fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not
spare the place for the fifty righteous that [are] therein?

{18:25} 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? {18:26} And the LORD
said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I
will spare all the place for their sakes. {18:27} And
Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken
upon me to speak unto the Lord, which [am but] dust and
ashes: {18:28} 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. ]{18:29} 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. {18:30} 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. {18:31} 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. {18:32} 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. {18:33} And the
LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing
with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
{19:1} 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; {19:2} 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. {19:3} 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.
{19:4} 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: {19:5}
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. {19:6} And Lot went out
at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, {19:7}
And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. {19:8}
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. {19:9} 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. {19:10} But the men put
forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and
shut to the door. {19:11} 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.
{19:12} 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: {19:13} 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. {19:14} 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.

{19:15} 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. {19:16} 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.
{19:17} 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. {19:18} And Lot said
unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: {19:19} 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: {19:20} 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.
{19:21} 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. {19:22} Haste thee,
escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come
thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
{19:23} The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot
entered into Zoar. {19:24} Then the LORD rained upon
Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the
LORD out of heaven; {19:25} And he overthrew those
cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities,
and that which grew upon the ground.
{19:26} But his wife looked back from behind him, and
she became a pillar of salt.
{19:27} And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the
place where he stood before the LORD: {19:28} 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.
{19:29} 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.
{19:30} 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. {19:31} 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: {19:32}
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie
with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. {19:33}
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. {19:34} 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.
{19:35} And they made their father drink wine that night
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perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

{19:36} Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by
their father. {19:37} And the firstborn bare a son, and called
his name Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites
unto this day. {19:38} And the younger, she also bare a son,
and called his name Benammi: the same [is] the father of
the children of Ammon unto this day.
{20:1} And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the
south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and
sojourned in Gerar. {20:2} And Abraham said of Sarah his
wife, She [is] my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent,
and took Sarah. {20:3} 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. {20:4} But Abimelech had not come near her:
and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
{20:5} 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.
{20:6} 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. {20:7} 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.
{20:8} 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. {20:9} 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. {20:10} And
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou
hast done this thing? {20:11} 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. {20:12} 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. {20:13} 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.
{20:14} And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and
menservants, and womenservants, and gave [them] unto
Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. {20:15} And
Abimelech said, Behold, my land [is] before thee: dwell
where it pleaseth thee. {20:16} 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.
{20:17} So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed
Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they
bare [children. ]{20:18} For the LORD had fast closed up
all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah
Abraham’s wife.
{21:1} And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and
the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. {21:2} For
Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at
the set time of which God had spoken to him. {21:3} And
Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him,
whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. {21:4} And Abraham
circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had
commanded him. {21:5} And Abraham was an hundred
years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
{21:6} And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so
that] all that hear will laugh with me. {21:7} 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. {21:8} And the child grew, and was weaned: and
Abraham made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was
weaned.
{21:9} And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian,
which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. {21:10}
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. {21:11}
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight
because of his son.
{21:12} 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. {21:13}
And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation,
because he [is] thy seed. {21:14} 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. {21:15} And the
water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under
one of the shrubs. {21:16} 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. {21:17}
And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God
called 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. ]{21:18} Arise, lift up the lad, and hold
him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
{21:19} 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. {21:20} And God was with the lad; and
he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
{21:21} And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his
mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
{21:22} 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:
{21:23} 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. {21:24} And Abraham said, I
will swear. {21:25} And Abraham reproved Abimelech
because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had
violently taken away. {21:26} 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. {21:27} And Abraham
took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and
both of them made a covenant. {21:28} And Abraham set
seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. {21:29} And
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these seven
ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? {21:30} 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. {21:31} Wherefore he called that place Beersheba;
because there they sware both of them. {21:32} Thus
they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose
up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they
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{21:33} And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beer-sheba,
and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting
God. {21:34} And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’
land many days.
{22:1} 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. ]{22:2} 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.
{22:3} 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. {22:4} Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his
eyes, and saw the place afar off. {22:5} 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,
{22:6} 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.
{22:7} 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? {22:8} And Abraham said, My son, God
will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they
went both of them together. {22:9} 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. {22:10} And
Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay
his son. {22:11} And the angel of the LORD called unto
him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he
said, Here [am] I. {22:12} 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. {22:13} 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. {22:14} 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.
{22:15} And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham
out of heaven the second time, {22:16} 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:
]{22:17} 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; {22:18} And
in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast obeyed my voice. {22:19} So Abraham
returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went
together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
{22:20} 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; {22:21} Huz his firstborn,
and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
{22:22} And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph,
and Bethuel. {22:23} And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these
eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. {22:24}
And his concubine, whose name [was] Reumah, she bare
also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
{23:1} And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty
years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah. {23:2}
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.
{23:3} And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and
spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, {23:4} 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. {23:5} And the children of Heth answered Abraham,
saying unto him, {23:6} 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. {23:7} And
Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the
land, [even] to the children of Heth. {23:8} 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, {23:9} 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.
{23:10} 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, {23:11} 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. {23:12} And Abraham bowed down himself before
the people of the land. {23:13} 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.
{23:14} And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
{23:15} 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. {23:16} 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.
{23:17} 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 {23:18} Unto Abraham for a possession in the
presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at
the gate of his city. {23:19} 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.
{23:20} 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.
{24:1} And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age:
and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. {24:2}
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: {24:3} 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: {24:4} But thou shalt go
unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto
my son Isaac. {24:5} 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
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unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither
again.

{24:7} 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.
{24:8} 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. {24:9} And the servant put his hand
under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him
concerning that matter.
{24:10} 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. {24:11} 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. ]{24:12} 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. {24:13} Behold, I
stand [here] by the well of water; and the daughters of the
men of the city come out to draw water: {24:14} 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.
{24:15} 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. {24:16} 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. {24:17} And the
servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink
a little water of thy pitcher. {24:18} And she said, Drink,
my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her
hand, and gave him drink. {24:19} And when she had done
giving him drink, she said, I will draw [water] for thy
camels also, until they have done drinking. {24:20} 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. {24:21} And the man wondering at her held his
peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey
prosperous or not. {24:22} 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; {24:23} And said,
Whose daughter [art] thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there
room [in] thy father’s house for us to lodge in? {24:24} And
she said unto him, I [am] the daughter of Bethuel the son of
Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. {24:25} She said
moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender
enough, and room to lodge in. {24:26} And the man bowed
down his head, and worshipped the LORD. {24:27} 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. {24:28} And the damsel ran, and told
[them of] her mother’s house these things.
{24:29} And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was]
Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
{24:30} 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. {24:31} 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.

{24:32} 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. {24:33} 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. {24:34} And he said, I [am]
Abraham’s servant. {24:35} 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.
{24:36} 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. {24:37} 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: {24:38}
But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my
kindred, and take a wife unto my son. {24:39} And I said
unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow
me. {24:40} 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: {24:41} 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.
{24:42} 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; {24:43} 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; {24:44} 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. {24:45} 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. {24:46} 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. {24:47} 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. {24:48} 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. {24:49} 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. {24:50} Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said,
The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak
unto thee bad or good. {24:51} Behold, Rebekah [is] before
thee, take [her,] and go, and let her be thy master’s son’s
wife, as the LORD hath spoken. {24:52} And it came to
pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he
worshipped the LORD, [bowing himself] to the earth.
{24:53} 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.
{24:54} And they did eat and drink, he and the men that
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the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

{24:55} 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. {24:56} 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. {24:57} And they said,
We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth. {24:58}
And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go
with this man? And she said, I will go. {24:59} And they
sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and
Abraham’s servant, and his men. {24:60} 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.
{24:61} 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. {24:62} And Isaac
came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the
south country. {24:63} 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. {24:64} And
Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she
lighted off the camel. {24:65} 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. {24:66} And the
servant told Isaac all things that he had done. {24:67} 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.
]{25:1} Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name
[was] Keturah. {25:2} And she bare him Zimran, and
Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

{25:3} And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons
of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
{25:4} And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and
Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these [were] the
children of Keturah.
{25:5} And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
{25:6} 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.
{25:7} And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham’s
life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
{25:8} 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. {25:9} 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; {25:10} The
field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there
was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
{25:11} And it came to pass after the death of Abraham,
that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well
Lahai-roi.
{25:12} Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael,
Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s
handmaid, bare unto Abraham: {25:13} 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, {25:14} And Mishma, and
Dumah, and Massa, {25:15} Hadar, and Tema, Jetur,
Naphish, and Kedemah: {25:16} These [are] the sons of
Ishmael, and these [are] their names, by their towns, and by
their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
{25:17} 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. {25:18}
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.
{25:19} And these [are] the generations of Isaac,
Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac: {25:20} 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. {25:21} And Isaac intreated the LORD
for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was
intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. {25:22}
And the children struggled together within her; and she said,
If [it be] so, why [am] I thus? And she went to enquire of
the LORD. {25:23} 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.
{25:24} And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled,
behold, [there were] twins in her womb. {25:25} And the
first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they
called his name Esau. {25:26} 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. {25:27} And the boys grew: and Esau
was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a
plain man, dwelling in tents. {25:28} And Isaac loved Esau,
because he did eat of [his] venison: but Rebekah loved
Jacob.
{25:29} And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the
field, and he [was] faint: {25:30} 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. {25:31}
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. {25:32}
And Esau said, Behold, I [am] at the point to die: and what
profit shall this birthright do to me? {25:33} And Jacob
said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he
sold his birthright unto Jacob. {25:34} 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.
{26:1} 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. {26:2}
And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down
into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
{26:3} 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; {26:4} 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; {26:5} Because that Abraham
obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments,
my statutes, and my laws.
{26:6} And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: {26:7} 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. {26:8} And it came to pass,
when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of
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behold, Isaac [was] sporting with Rebekah his wife. {26:9}
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.

{26:10} 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.
{26:11} And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying,
He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to
death. {26:12} Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received
in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed
him. {26:13} And the man waxed great, and went forward,
and grew until he became very great: {26:14} For he had
possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great
store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. {26:15}
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. {26:16} And Abimelech
said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than
we.
{26:17} And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in
the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. {26:18} 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. {26:19} And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley,
and found there a well of springing water. {26:20} 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. {26:21} And they
digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called
the name of it Sitnah. {26:22} 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. {26:23} And he went up from thence to
Beer-sheba. {26:24} 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. {26:25}
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.
{26:26} Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and
Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain
of his army. {26:27} And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore
come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away
from you? {26:28} 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; {26:29} 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. {26:30} And he made
them a feast, and they did eat and drink. {26:31} 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. {26:32} 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. {26:33} And he called it Shebah: therefore the name
of the city [is] Beer-sheba unto this day.
{26:34} 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: {26:35} Which were a grief
of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

{27:1} 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. {27:2} And he said, Behold now,
I am old, I know not the day of my death: {27:3} Now
therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy
bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some] venison;
{27:4} 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. {27:5} And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake
to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt [for]
venison, [and] to bring [it.
]{27:6} And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying,
Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother,
saying, {27:7} Bring me venison, and make me savoury
meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before
my death. {27:8} Now therefore, my son, obey my voice
according to that which I command thee. {27:9} 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: {27:10} And thou shalt bring [it] to thy
father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his
death. {27:11} And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother,
Behold, Esau my brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a
smooth man: {27:12} 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. {27:13} And his mother
said unto him, Upon me [be] thy curse, my son: only obey
my voice, and go fetch me [them. ]{27:14} And he went,
and fetched, and brought [them] to his mother: and his
mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

{27:15} 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: {27:16} And she put the skins
of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the
smooth of his neck: {27:17} And she gave the savoury meat
and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her
son Jacob.
{27:18} And he came unto his father, and said, My father:
and he said, Here [am] I; who [art] thou, my son? {27:19}
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.
{27:20} 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. {27:21} 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.
{27:22} 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. {27:23} And he discerned
him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s
hands: so he blessed him. {27:24} And he said, [Art] thou
my very son Esau? And he said, I [am. ]{27:25} 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. {27:26} And his father Isaac said unto him, Come
near now, and kiss me, my son. {27:27} 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: {27:28}
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the
fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: {27:29}
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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.

{27:30} 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. {27:31} 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. {27:32} And Isaac his father
said unto him, Who [art] thou? And he said, I [am] thy son,
thy firstborn Esau. {27:33} 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. {27:34} 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.
{27:35} And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and
hath taken away thy blessing. {27:36} 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? {27:37} 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? {27:38} 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. {27:39} 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; {27:40} 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.
{27:41} 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. {27:42} 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. {27:43} Now therefore, my son,
obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to
Haran; {27:44} And tarry with him a few days, until thy
brother’s fury turn away; {27:45} 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?
{27:46} 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?
{28:1} 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. {28:2} Arise, go to Padanaram,
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. {28:3} And God Almighty bless thee, and
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a
multitude of people; {28:4} 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. {28:5} 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.

{28:6} 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; {28:7} And that Jacob obeyed his father and his
mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; {28:8} And Esau
seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his
father; {28:9} 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.
{28:10} And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went
toward Haran. {28:11} 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. {28:12} 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. {28:13} 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; {28:14}
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. {28:15} 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.
{28:16} And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said,
Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not.
{28:17} 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. {28:18} 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. {28:19} And he called the name of that place
Bethel: but the name of that city [was called] Luz at the
first. {28:20} 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, {28:21} So that
I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the
LORD be my God: {28:22} 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.
{29:1} Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the
land of the people of the east. {29:2} 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.
{29:3} 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. {29:4} And Jacob said unto them, My brethren,
whence [be] ye? And they said, Of Haran [are] we. {29:5}
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?
And they said, We know [him. ]{29:6} And he said unto
them, [Is] he well? And they said, [He is] well: and, behold,
Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. {29:7} 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. ]{29:8} And they said, We cannot,
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the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.

{29:9} And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came
with her father’s sheep: for she kept them. {29:10} 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. {29:11} And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his
voice, and wept. {29:12} 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. {29:13} 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. {29:14} And Laban said to him, Surely thou [art]
my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of
a month.
{29:15} And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou [art]
my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought?
tell me, what [shall] thy wages [be? ]{29:16} And Laban
had two daughters: the name of the elder [was] Leah, and
the name of the younger [was] Rachel. {29:17} Leah [was]
tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
{29:18} And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee
seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. {29:19} And
Laban said, [It is] better that I give her to thee, than that I
should give her to another man: abide with me. {29:20}
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed
unto him [but] a few days, for the love he had to her.
{29:21} And Jacob said unto Laban, Give [me] my wife,
for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. {29:22}
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and
made a feast. {29:23} 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. {29:24} And Laban gave unto his
daughter Leah Zilpah his maid [for] an handmaid. {29:25}
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? {29:26} And Laban said, It
must not be so done in our country, to give the younger
before the firstborn. {29:27} Fulfil her week, and we will
give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve
with me yet seven other years. {29:28} And Jacob did so,
and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter
to wife also. {29:29} And Laban gave to Rachel his
daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. {29:30} And
he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more
than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
{29:31} And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated,
he opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren. {29:32} 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.
{29:33} 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. {29:34} 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. {29:35} 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.
{30:1} 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. {30:2} 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? {30:3}
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. {30:4} And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to
wife: and Jacob went in unto her. {30:5} And Bilhah
conceived, and bare Jacob a son. {30:6} 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.

{30:7} And Bilhah Rachel’s maid conceived again, and
bare Jacob a second son. {30:8} And Rachel said, With
great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have
prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. {30:9} When
Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her
maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. {30:10} And Zilpah
Leah’s maid bare Jacob a son. {30:11} And Leah said, A
troop cometh: and she called his name Gad. {30:12} And
Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a second son. {30:13} And
Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me
blessed: and she called his name Asher.
{30:14} 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. {30:15} 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. {30:16} 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. {30:17} And God hearkened unto Leah, and she
conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. {30:18} And Leah
said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my
maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
{30:19} And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the
sixth son. {30:20} 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. {30:21} And afterwards she bare a daughter, and
called her name Dinah.
{30:22} And God remembered Rachel, and God
hearkened to her, and opened her womb. {30:23} And she
conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away
my reproach: {30:24} And she called his name Joseph; and
said, The LORD shall add to me another son.
{30:25} 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. {30:26}
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. {30:27} 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. {30:28} And he said, Appoint me thy wages,
and I will give [it. ]{30:29} And he said unto him, Thou
knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was
with me. {30:30} 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? {30:31} 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
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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. {30:33} 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. {30:34} And Laban said, Behold, I
would it might be according to thy word. {30:35} 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. {30:36} And he set three days journey betwixt
himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

{30:37} 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. {30:38}
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.
{30:39} And the flocks conceived before the rods, and
brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
{30:40} 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. {30:41} 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. {30:42}
But when the cattle were feeble, he put [them] not in: so the
feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s. {30:43}
And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle,
and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.
{31:1} 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.
{31:2} And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and,
behold, it [was] not toward him as before. {31:3} And the
LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers,
and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. {31:4} And
Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his
flock, {31:5} 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. {31:6} And ye know
that with all my power I have served your father. {31:7}
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages
ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. {31:8} 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. {31:9}
Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and
given [them] to me. {31:10} 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. {31:11}
And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, [saying,]
Jacob: And I said, Here [am] I. {31:12} 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. {31:13} I [am] the God
of Bethel, 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. {31:14} And
Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, [Is there] yet
any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?
{31:15} Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath
sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money. {31:16}
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.

{31:17} Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his
wives upon camels; {31:18} 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. {31:19} And Laban
went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images
that [were] her father’s. {31:20} And Jacob stole away
unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he
fled. {31:21} 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. {31:22} And it was told Laban on the third
day that Jacob was fled. {31:23} And he took his brethren
with him, and pursued after him seven days’ journey; and
they overtook him in the mount Gilead. {31:24} 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.
{31:25} Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had
pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren
pitched in the mount of Gilead. {31:26} 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? {31:27} 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? {31:28} And hast not
suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast
now done foolishly in so doing. {31:29} 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. {31:30} And now, [though]
thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst
after thy father’s house, [yet] wherefore hast thou stolen my
gods? {31:31} And Jacob answered and said to Laban,
Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest
take by force thy daughters from me. {31:32} 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.
{31:33} 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. {31:34} 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. {31:35} 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.
{31:36} 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?
{31:37} 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. {31:38} 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. {31:39} 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. {31:40} [Thus] I was; in
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and my sleep departed from mine eyes. {31:41} 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. {31:42} 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.

{31:43} 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? {31:44} Now therefore come thou, let us make a
covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me
and thee. {31:45} And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for]
a pillar. {31:46} And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather
stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they
did eat there upon the heap. {31:47} And Laban called it
Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. {31:48} And
Laban said, This heap [is] a witness between me and thee
this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
{31:49} And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch
between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
{31:50} 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. {31:51} And
Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold [this]
pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee; {31:52} 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. {31:53}
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. {31:54} 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.
{31:55} 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.
{32:1} And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God
met him. {32:2} And when Jacob saw them, he said, This
[is] God’s host: and he called the name of that place
Mahanaim. {32:3} And Jacob sent messengers before him
to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of
Edom. {32:4} 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:
{32:5} 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.
{32:6} 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. {32:7} 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; {32:8} And said, If Esau come to the one
company, and smite it, then the other company which is left
shall escape.
{32:9} 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: {32:10} 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. {32:11} 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. {32:12} 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. {32:13}
And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which
came to his hand a present for Esau his brother; {32:14}
Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred
ewes, and twenty rams, {32:15} Thirty milch camels with
their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and
ten foals. {32:16} 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. {32:17} 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? {32:18} 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. {32:19} 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. {32:20} 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. {32:21} So went the present over before him:
and himself lodged that night in the company. {32:22} 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. {32:23} And he took them, and sent them over
the brook, and sent over that he had.

{32:24} And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a
man with him until the breaking of the day. {32:25} 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. {32:26} And he said,
Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let
thee go, except thou bless me. {32:27} And he said unto
him, What [is] thy name? And he said, Jacob. {32:28} 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. {32:29} 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. {32:30} And Jacob called the name of the place
Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is
preserved. {32:31} And as he passed over Penuel the sun
rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. {32:32}
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.
{33:1} 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. {33:2} And he put the handmaids and
their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and
Rachel and Joseph hindermost. {33:3} And he passed over
before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times,
until he came near to his brother. {33:4} And Esau ran to
meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and
kissed him: and they wept. {33:5} 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. {33:6} Then the handmaidens
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themselves. {33:7} And Leah also with her children came
near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near
and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. {33:8} 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. {33:9} And Esau said, I have enough, my brother;
keep that thou hast unto thyself. {33:10} 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. {33:11} 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. ]{33:12} And he said, Let us take our journey,
and let us go, and I will go before thee. {33:13} 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.

{33:14} 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. {33:15} 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.
{33:16} So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
{33:17} 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.
{33:18} And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem,
which [is] in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram;
and pitched his tent before the city. {33:19} 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. {33:20} And he erected there an
altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.
{34:1} And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare
unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. {34:2}
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. {34:3} And his soul clave unto Dinah the
daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake
kindly unto the damsel. {34:4} And Shechem spake unto
his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
{34:5} 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.
{34:6} And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto
Jacob to commune with him. {34:7} 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. {34:8} And Hamor communed with
them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your
daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. {34:9} And make
ye marriages with us, [and] give your daughters unto us, and
take our daughters unto you. {34:10} And ye shall dwell
with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye
therein, and get you possessions therein. {34:11} 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. {34:12} 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. {34:13} And the sons of Jacob answered
Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said,
because he had defiled Dinah their sister: {34:14} 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: {34:15} But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will
be as we [be,] that every male of you be circumcised;

{34:16} 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. {34:17} But if ye will not
hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our
daughter, and we will be gone. {34:18} And their words
pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son. {34:19} 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.
{34:20} And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the
gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city,
saying, {34:21} 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. {34:22} 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.
{34:23} [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. {34:24} 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.
{34:25} 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. {34:26} 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. {34:27} The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and
spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
{34:28} They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their
asses, and that which [was] in the city, and that which [was]
in the field, {34:29} And all their wealth, and all their little
ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all
that [was] in the house. {34:30} 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. {34:31} And they said, Should
he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
{35:1} And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel,
and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that
appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of
Esau thy brother. {35:2} 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: {35:3} And let us arise, and go up to Bethel;
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. {35:4} 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. {35:5} 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.
{35:6} So Jacob came to Luz, which [is] in the land of
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with him. {35:7} 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. {35:8} But
Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath
Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.


{35:9} And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he
came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him. {35:10} 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. {35:11} 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; {35:12} 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. {35:13} And God went up
from him in the place where he talked with him. {35:14}
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. {35:15} And Jacob
called the name of the place where God spake with him,
Bethel.
{35:16} And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was
but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed,
and she had hard labour. {35:17} 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. {35:18} 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. {35:19} And Rachel died, and was buried in the
way to Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem. {35:20} And Jacob
set a pillar upon her grave: that [is] the pillar of Rachel’s
grave unto this day.
{35:21} And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond
the tower of Edar. {35:22} 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: {35:23} The sons of Leah; Reuben,
Jacob’s firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and
Issachar, and Zebulun: {35:24} The sons of Rachel; Joseph,
and Benjamin: {35:25} And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s
handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: {35:26} 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.
{35:27} And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto
Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which [is] Hebron, where
Abraham and Isaac sojourned. {35:28} And the days of
Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. {35:29} 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.
{36:1} Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is]
Edom. {36:2} 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; {36:3} And Bashemath Ishmael’s daughter,
sister of Nebajoth. {36:4} And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz;
and Bashemath bare Reuel; {36:5} And Aholibamah bare
Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these [are] the sons of Esau,
which were born unto him in the land of Canaan. {36:6}
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. {36:7} 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. {36:8}
Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau [is] Edom.

{36:9} And these [are] the generations of Esau the father
of the Edomites in mount Seir: {36:10} 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. {36:11}
And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and
Gatam, and Kenaz. {36:12} And Timna was concubine to
Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these
[were] the sons of Adah Esau’s wife. {36:13} And these
[are] the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and
Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau’s wife.
{36:14} 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.
{36:15} 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, {36:16} 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.
{36:17} 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.
{36:18} 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. {36:19} These [are] the sons of Esau, who [is]
Edom, and these [are] their dukes.
{36:20} These [are] the sons of Seir the Horite, who
inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and
Anah, {36:21} And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these
[are] the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the
land of Edom. {36:22} And the children of Lotan were Hori
and Hemam; and Lotan’s sister [was] Timna. {36:23} And
the children of Shobal [were] these; Alvan, and Manahath,
and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. {36:24} 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. {36:25} And the children of
Anah [were] these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of
Anah. {36:26} And these [are] the children of Dishon;
Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. {36:27} The
children of Ezer [are] these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
{36:28} The children of Dishan [are] these: Uz, and Aran.
{36:29} These [are] the dukes [that came] of the Horites;
duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, {36:30}
Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these [are] the dukes
[that came] of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
{36:31} And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land
of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of
Israel. {36:32} And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom:
and the name of his city [was] Dinhabah. {36:33} And Bela
died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his
stead. {36:34} And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of
Temani reigned in his stead. {36:35} 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
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Masrekah reigned in his stead. {36:37} And Samlah died,
and Saul of Rehoboth [by] the river reigned in his stead.

{36:38} And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor
reigned in his stead. {36:39} 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. {36:40}
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, {36:41}
Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, {36:42} Duke
Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, {36:43} 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.
{37:1} And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was
a stranger, in the land of Canaan. {37:2} 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. {37:3} 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. {37:4} 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.
{37:5} And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his
brethren: and they hated him yet the more. {37:6} And he
said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have
dreamed: {37:7} 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. {37:8} 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.
{37:9} 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. {37:10} 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? {37:11} And his
brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
{37:12} And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock
in Shechem. {37:13} 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.
{37:14} 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.
{37:15} And a certain man found him, and, behold, [he
was] wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying,
What seekest thou? {37:16} And he said, I seek my
brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed [their flocks.
]{37:17} 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. {37:18} And when
they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them,
they conspired against him to slay him. {37:19} And they
said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. {37:20}
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.

{37:21} And Reuben heard [it,] and he delivered him out of
their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. {37:22} 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.
{37:23} 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; {37:24} And they took
him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty, [there
was] no water in it. {37:25} 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. {37:26} And Judah said unto his brethren,
What profit [is it] if we slay our brother, and conceal his
blood? {37:27} 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. {37:28}
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.
{37:29} And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold,
Joseph [was] not in the pit; and he rent his clothes. {37:30}
And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child [is]
not; and I, whither shall I go? {37:31} And they took
Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the
coat in the blood; {37:32} 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. {37:33} 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. {37:34} And Jacob rent his clothes, and put
sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many
days. {37:35} 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. {37:36} And the Midianites
sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s,
[and] captain of the guard.
{38:1} 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. {38:2} And Judah
saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name
[was] Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. {38:3}
And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name
Er. {38:4} And she conceived again, and bare a son; and
she called his name Onan. {38:5} And she yet again
conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and
he was at Chezib, when she bare him. {38:6} And Judah
took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name [was] Tamar.
{38:7} And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of
the LORD; and the LORD slew him. {38:8} And Judah said
unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her,
and raise up seed to thy brother. {38:9} 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. {38:10}
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD:
wherefore he slew him also. {38:11} Then said Judah to
Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s
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peradventure he die also, as his brethren [did.] And Tamar
went and dwelt in her father’s house.

{38:12} 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. {38:13} And it was told Tamar, saying,
Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his
sheep. {38:14} 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. {38:15} When Judah saw her, he thought her
[to be] an harlot; because she had covered her face. {38:16}
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? {38:17} 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? ]{38:18}
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. {38:19} And she arose, and went away,
and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her
widowhood. {38:20} 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. {38:21} 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. ]{38:22} 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. ]{38:23}
And Judah said, Let her take [it] to her, lest we be shamed:
behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
{38:24} 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. {38:25} 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. {38:26} 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.
{38:27} And it came to pass in the time of her travail,
that, behold, twins [were] in her womb. {38:28} 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, {38:29} 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. {38:30} And afterward came out his brother, that
had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was
called Zarah.
{39:1} 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. {39:2} And the LORD was
with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in
the house of his master the Egyptian. {39:3} And his master
saw that the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD
made all [that] he did to prosper in his hand. {39:4} 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. {39:5} 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. {39:6} 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.

{39:7} And it came to pass after these things, that his
master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie
with me. {39:8} 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; {39:9} [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? {39:10} 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. {39:11} 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. {39:12} 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. {39:13} And it came to
pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand,
and was fled forth, {39:14} 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: {39:15}
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. {39:16} And she laid up his garment by her, until
his lord came home. {39:17} 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: {39:18} And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice
and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
{39:19} 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. {39:20} 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.
{39:21} But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him
mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the
prison. {39:22} 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. ]{39:23}
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.
{40:1} 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. {40:2} And Pharaoh was wroth
against two [of] his officers, against the chief of the butlers,
and against the chief of the bakers. {40:3} And he put them
in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the
prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound. {40:4} And the
captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he
served them: and they continued a season in ward.
{40:5} 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
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And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked
upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad. {40:7} 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? {40:8} 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. {40:9} And the chief butler told his
dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a
vine [was] before me; {40:10} 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: {40:11} 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. {40:12} And
Joseph said unto him, This [is] the interpretation of it: The
three branches [are] three days: {40:13} 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.

{40:14} 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:
{40:15} 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. {40:16} 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: {40:17} 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. {40:18} And
Joseph answered and said, This [is] the interpretation
thereof: The three baskets [are] three days: {40:19} 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.
{40:20} 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. {40:21} And he
restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he
gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: {40:22} But he hanged
the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. {40:23}
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat
him.
{41:1} And it came to pass at the end of two full years,
that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
{41:2} And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a
meadow. {41:3} 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. {41:4}
And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the
seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. {41:5}
And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold,
seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
{41:6} And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the
east wind sprung up after them. {41:7} And the seven thin
ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh
awoke, and, behold, [it was] a dream. {41:8} 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.
{41:9} Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I
do remember my faults this day: {41:10} 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: {41:11}
And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we
dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his
dream. {41:12} 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. {41:13} And it
came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he
restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

{41:14} 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. {41:15} 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. {41:16} And Joseph answered
Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an
answer of peace. {41:17} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In
my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
{41:18} And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a
meadow: {41:19} 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: {41:20}
And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first
seven fat kine: {41:21} 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.
{41:22} And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears
came up in one stalk, full and good: {41:23} And, behold,
seven ears, withered, thin, [and] blasted with the east wind,
sprung up after them: {41:24} 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.
{41:25} And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of
Pharaoh [is] one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is]
about to do. {41:26} The seven good kine [are] seven years;
and the seven good ears [are] seven years: the dream [is]
one. {41:27} 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. {41:28} This [is] the thing which I have spoken
unto Pharaoh: What God [is] about to do he sheweth unto
Pharaoh. {41:29} Behold, there come seven years of great
plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: {41:30} 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; {41:31} And the plenty
shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine
following; for it [shall be] very grievous. {41:32} 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. {41:33} Now therefore let Pharaoh
look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land
of Egypt. {41:34} 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. {41:35} 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. {41:36} 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.
{41:37} And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh,
and in the eyes of all his servants. {41:38} And Pharaoh
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a man in whom the Spirit of God is? {41:39} And Pharaoh
said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all
this, [there is] none so discreet and wise as thou [art:
]{41:40} 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. {41:41} And Pharaoh said unto
Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

{41:42} 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; {41:43} 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. {41:44} 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. {41:45} 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.
{41:46} 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. {41:47} And in the seven plenteous years the earth
brought forth by handfuls. {41:48} 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. {41:49} And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the
sea, very much, until he left numbering; for [it was] without
number. {41:50} 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.
{41:51} 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. {41:52} And the name of the
second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be
fruitful in the land of my affliction.
{41:53} And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in
the land of Egypt, were ended. {41:54} 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. {41:55} 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. {41:56} 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. {41:57} And all countries came into Egypt to
Joseph for to buy [corn;] because that the famine was so
sore in all lands.
{42:1} Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt,
Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
{42:2} 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.
{42:3} And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy corn
in Egypt. {42:4} But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent
not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure
mischief befall him. {42:5} And the sons of Israel came to
buy [corn] among those that came: for the famine was in the
land of Canaan. {42:6} 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. {42:7}
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. {42:8} And Joseph
knew his brethren, but they knew not him. {42:9} 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. {42:10} And they said unto him, Nay,
my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. {42:11} We
[are] all one man’s sons; we [are] true [men,] thy servants
are no spies. {42:12} And he said unto them, Nay, but to
see the nakedness of the land ye are come. {42:13} 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. {42:14} And
Joseph said unto them, That [is it] that I spake unto you,
saying, Ye [are] spies: {42:15} Hereby ye shall be proved:
By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except
your youngest brother come hither. {42:16} 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. {42:17} And he put them all together into ward
three days. {42:18} And Joseph said unto them the third
day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God: {42:19} 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: {42:20} But bring your youngest brother unto me;
so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And
they did so.

{42:21} 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. {42:22} 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. {42:23} And
they knew not that Joseph understood [them;] for he spake
unto them by an interpreter. {42:24} 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.
{42:25} 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.
{42:26} And they laded their asses with the corn, and
departed thence. {42:27} 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. {42:28}
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?
{42:29} And they came unto Jacob their father unto the
land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them;
saying, {42:30} The man, [who is] the lord of the land,
spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
{42:31} And we said unto him, We [are] true [men;] we are
no spies: {42:32} 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. {42:33} 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: {42:34} 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
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{42:35} 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. {42:36} 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. {42:37}
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. {42:38} 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.
{43:1} And the famine [was] sore in the land. {43:2} 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. {43:3} 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.
{43:4} If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go
down and buy thee food: {43:5} 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.
{43:6} And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me,
as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? {43:7} 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? {43:8} 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. {43:9} 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: {43:10}
For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this
second time. {43:11} 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: {43:12} 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: {43:13} Take also your brother, and arise, go
again unto the man: {43:14} 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.
{43:15} 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. {43:16} 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. {43:17}
And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the
men into Joseph’s house. {43:18} 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. {43:19} And they came near to the steward of
Joseph’s house, and they communed with him at the door of
the house, {43:20} And said, O sir, we came indeed down
at the first time to buy food: {43:21} 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. {43:22} And other money have we
brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who
put our money in our sacks. {43:23} 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. {43:24} 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. {43:25} And they made ready the present
against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should
eat bread there.

{43:26} 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. {43:27} And he
asked them of [their] welfare, and said, [Is] your father well,
the old man of whom ye spake? [Is] he yet alive? {43:28}
And they answered, Thy servant our father [is] in good
health, he [is] yet alive. And they bowed down their heads,
and made obeisance. {43:29} 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. {43:30} 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. {43:31} And he washed his
face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on
bread. {43:32} 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. {43:33} 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. {43:34} 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.
{44:1} 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.
{44:2} 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. {44:3} As soon as the
morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their
asses. {44:4} [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?
{44:5} [Is] not this [it] in which my lord drinketh, and
whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
{44:6} And he overtook them, and he spake unto them
these same words. {44:7} And they said unto him,
Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy
servants should do according to this thing: {44:8} 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?
{44:9} With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both
let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen.
{44:10} 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. {44:11} Then they speedily took
down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every
man his sack. {44:12} And he searched, [and] began at the
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Benjamin’s sack. {44:13} Then they rent their clothes, and
laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.

{44:14} And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph’s
house; for he [was] yet there: and they fell before him on
the ground. {44:15} 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? {44:16} 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. {44:17} 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.
{44:18} 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. {44:19} My lord asked his
servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? {44:20}
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. {44:21} And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him
down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. {44:22}
And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father:
for [if] he should leave his father, [his father] would die.
{44:23} And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your
youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face
no more. {44:24} And it came to pass when we came up
unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my
lord. {44:25} And our father said, Go again, [and] buy us a
little food. {44:26} 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. {44:27} And thy servant my father said unto
us, Ye know that my wife bare me two [sons: ]{44:28} And
the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in
pieces; and I saw him not since: {44:29} And if ye take this
also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down
my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. {44:30} 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; {44:31} 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. {44:32} 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.
{44:33} 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. {44:34} 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.
{45:1} 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. {45:2} And
he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh
heard. {45:3} 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. {45:4}
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. {45:5} Now therefore be
not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me
hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
{45:6} 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. {45:7} And God sent me
before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to
save your lives by a great deliverance. {45:8} 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. {45:9} 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: {45:10} 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: {45:11} 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. {45:12} And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes
of my brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh
unto you. {45:13} 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. {45:14} And he fell
upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin
wept upon his neck. {45:15} Moreover he kissed all his
brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren
talked with him.
{45:16} And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh’s
house, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come: and it pleased
Pharaoh well, and his servants. {45:17} And Pharaoh said
unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your
beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; {45:18}
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. {45:19} 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. {45:20} Also regard not your stuff;
for the good of all the land of Egypt [is] yours. {45:21} 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. {45:22} 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.
{45:23} 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. {45:24} So he sent his brethren away, and they
departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by
the way.
{45:25} And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the
land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, {45:26} 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. {45:27} 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: {45:28} And Israel said, [It is]
enough; Joseph my son [is] yet alive: I will go and see him
before I die.
{46:1} 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. {46:2} And God spake unto Israel in the
visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said,
Here [am] I. {46:3} 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: {46:4} I will go down with thee into
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Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. {46:5} 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.

{46:6} 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: {46:7} His sons, and his
sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters,
and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
{46:8} And these [are] the names of the children of Israel,
which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben,
Jacob’s firstborn. {46:9} And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch,
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
{46:10} And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and
Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a
Canaanitish woman.
{46:11} And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and
Merari.
{46:12} And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah,
and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of
Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
{46:13} And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and
Job, and Shimron.
{46:14} And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and
Jahleel. {46:15} 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.
{46:16} And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni,
and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
{46:17} And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and
Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of
Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. {46:18} These [are] the sons
of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and
these she bare unto Jacob, [even] sixteen souls. {46:19} The
sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
{46:20} And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born
Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah
priest of On bare unto him.
{46:21} And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and
Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh,
Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. {46:22} These [are] the
sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls
[were] fourteen.
{46:23} And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
{46:24} And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and
Jezer, and Shillem. {46:25} These [are] the sons of Bilhah,
which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare
these unto Jacob: all the souls [were] seven. {46:26} 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; {46:27} 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.
{46:28} And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to
direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of
Goshen. {46:29} 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. {46:30} And Israel said unto Joseph,
Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou
[art] yet alive. {46:31} 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;

{46:32} 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. {46:33} And it shall
come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say,
What [is] your occupation? {46:34} 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.
{47:1} 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. {47:2} And
he took some of his brethren, [even] five men, and
presented them unto Pharaoh. {47:3} 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. {47:4} 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. {47:5} And Pharaoh
spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are
come unto thee: {47:6} 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. {47:7} And Joseph brought in Jacob his
father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed
Pharaoh. {47:8} And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old
[art] thou? {47:9} 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. {47:10}
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before
Pharaoh.
{47:11} 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. {47:12} And Joseph nourished his father, and
his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread,
according to [their] families.
{47:13} 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. {47:14}
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. {47:15} 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. {47:16} And Joseph
said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if
money fail. {47:17} And they brought their cattle unto
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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. {47:18} 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: {47:19}
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. {47:20}
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. {47:21}
And as for the people, he removed them to cities from [one]
end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end thereof.

{47:22} 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. {47:23} 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. {47:24} 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. {47:25} 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. {47:26} 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.
{47:27} And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the
country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and
grew, and multiplied exceedingly. {47:28} And Jacob lived
in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of
Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years. {47:29} 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:
{47:30} 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. {47:31} And he said, Swear
unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself
upon the bed’s head.
{48:1} 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. {48:2} And [one]
told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto
thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
{48:3} And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty
appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed
me, {48:4} 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.
{48:5} 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. {48:6} And thy issue, which
thou begettest after them, shall be thine, [and] shall be
called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
{48:7} 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
Bethlehem. {48:8} And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and
said, Who [are] these? {48:9} 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. {48:10} 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.

{48:11} And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to
see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
{48:12} And Joseph brought them out from between his
knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
{48:13} 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. {48:14} 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.
{48:15} 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, {48:16} 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. {48:17} 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. {48:18} And
Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this [is]
the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. {48:19} 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. {48:20} 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. {48:21} And Israel said unto
Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring
you again unto the land of your fathers. {48:22} 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.
{49:1} 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. {49:2} Gather yourselves
together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel
your father.
{49:3} Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the
beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the
excellency of power: {49:4} 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.
{49:5} Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of
cruelty [are in] their habitations. {49:6} 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. {49:7} 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.
{49:8} 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. {49:9} Judah
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he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion;
who shall rouse him up? {49:10} 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. ]{49:11} 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: {49:12} His
eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

{49:13} 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.
{49:14} Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between
two burdens: {49:15} 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.
{49:16} Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of
Israel. {49:17} 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. {49:18} I have waited for thy salvation, O
LORD.
{49:19} Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall
overcome at the last.
{49:20} Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall
yield royal dainties.
{49:21} Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he giveth goodly
words.
{49:22} Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful
bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall:
{49:23} The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at
him,] and hated him: {49:24} 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:) {49:25} [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: {49:26} 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.
{49:27} Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning
he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the
spoil.
{49:28} 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.
{49:29} 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, {49:30} 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. {49:31} There they buried Abraham and
Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his
wife; and there I buried Leah. {49:32} The purchase of the
field and of the cave that [is] therein [was] from the children
of Heth. {49:33} 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.
{50:1} And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept
upon him, and kissed him. {50:2} And Joseph commanded
his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the
physicians embalmed Israel. {50:3} 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. {50:4} 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, {50:5} 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. {50:6} And Pharaoh said,
Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee
swear.
{50:7} 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, {50:8} 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. {50:9} And there
went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a
very great company. {50:10} 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. {50:11} 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. {50:12}
And his sons did unto him according as he commanded
them: {50:13} 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.
{50:14} 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.
{50:15} 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.
{50:16} And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying,
Thy father did command before he died, saying, {50:17} 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. {50:18} And his brethren also went
and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we
[be] thy servants. {50:19} And Joseph said unto them, Fear
not: for [am] I in the place of God? {50:20} 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.
{50:21} Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and
your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly
unto them.
{50:22} And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s
house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. {50:23}
And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third
[generation:] the children also of Machir the son Manasseh
were brought up upon Joseph’s knees. {50:24} And Joseph
said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you,
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perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

{19:36} Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by
their father. {19:37} And the firstborn bare a son, and called
his name Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites
unto this day. {19:38} And the younger, she also bare a son,
and called his name Benammi: the same [is] the father of
the children of Ammon unto this day.
{20:1} And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the
south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and
sojourned in Gerar. {20:2} And Abraham said of Sarah his
wife, She [is] my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent,
and took Sarah. {20:3} 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. {20:4} But Abimelech had not come near her:
and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
{20:5} 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.
{20:6} 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. {20:7} 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.
{20:8} 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. {20:9} 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. {20:10} And
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou
hast done this thing? {20:11} 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. {20:12} 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. {20:13} 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.
{20:14} And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and
menservants, and womenservants, and gave [them] unto
Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. {20:15} And
Abimelech said, Behold, my land [is] before thee: dwell
where it pleaseth thee. {20:16} 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.
{20:17} So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed
Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they
bare [children. ]{20:18} For the LORD had fast closed up
all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah
Abraham’s wife.
{21:1} And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and
the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. {21:2} For
Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at
the set time of which God had spoken to him. {21:3} And
Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him,
whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. {21:4} And Abraham
circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had
commanded him. {21:5} And Abraham was an hundred
years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
{21:6} And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so
that] all that hear will laugh with me. {21:7} 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. {21:8} And the child grew, and was weaned: and
Abraham made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was
weaned.
{21:9} And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian,
which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. {21:10}
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. {21:11}
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight
because of his son.
{21:12} 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. {21:13}
And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation,
because he [is] thy seed. {21:14} 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. {21:15} And the
water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under
one of the shrubs. {21:16} 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. {21:17}
And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God
called 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. ]{21:18} Arise, lift up the lad, and hold
him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
{21:19} 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. {21:20} And God was with the lad; and
he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
{21:21} And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his
mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
{21:22} 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:
{21:23} 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. {21:24} And Abraham said, I
will swear. {21:25} And Abraham reproved Abimelech
because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had
violently taken away. {21:26} 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. {21:27} And Abraham
took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and
both of them made a covenant. {21:28} And Abraham set
seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. {21:29} And
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these seven
ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? {21:30} 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. {21:31} Wherefore he called that place Beersheba;
because there they sware both of them. {21:32} Thus
they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose
up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they
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{21:33} And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beer-sheba,
and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting
God. {21:34} And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’
land many days.
{22:1} 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. ]{22:2} 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.
{22:3} 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. {22:4} Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his
eyes, and saw the place afar off. {22:5} 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,
{22:6} 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.
{22:7} 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? {22:8} And Abraham said, My son, God
will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they
went both of them together. {22:9} 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. {22:10} And
Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay
his son. {22:11} And the angel of the LORD called unto
him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he
said, Here [am] I. {22:12} 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. {22:13} 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. {22:14} 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.
{22:15} And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham
out of heaven the second time, {22:16} 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:
]{22:17} 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; {22:18} And
in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast obeyed my voice. {22:19} So Abraham
returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went
together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
{22:20} 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; {22:21} Huz his firstborn,
and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
{22:22} And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph,
and Bethuel. {22:23} And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these
eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. {22:24}
And his concubine, whose name [was] Reumah, she bare
also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
{23:1} And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty
years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah. {23:2}
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.
{23:3} And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and
spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, {23:4} 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. {23:5} And the children of Heth answered Abraham,
saying unto him, {23:6} 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. {23:7} And
Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the
land, [even] to the children of Heth. {23:8} 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, {23:9} 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.
{23:10} 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, {23:11} 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. {23:12} And Abraham bowed down himself before
the people of the land. {23:13} 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.
{23:14} And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
{23:15} 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. {23:16} 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.
{23:17} 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 {23:18} Unto Abraham for a possession in the
presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at
the gate of his city. {23:19} 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.
{23:20} 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.
{24:1} And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age:
and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. {24:2}
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: {24:3} 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: {24:4} But thou shalt go
unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto
my son Isaac. {24:5} 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
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unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither
again.

{24:7} 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.
{24:8} 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. {24:9} And the servant put his hand
under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him
concerning that matter.
{24:10} 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. {24:11} 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. ]{24:12} 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. {24:13} Behold, I
stand [here] by the well of water; and the daughters of the
men of the city come out to draw water: {24:14} 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.
{24:15} 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. {24:16} 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. {24:17} And the
servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink
a little water of thy pitcher. {24:18} And she said, Drink,
my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her
hand, and gave him drink. {24:19} And when she had done
giving him drink, she said, I will draw [water] for thy
camels also, until they have done drinking. {24:20} 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. {24:21} And the man wondering at her held his
peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey
prosperous or not. {24:22} 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; {24:23} And said,
Whose daughter [art] thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there
room [in] thy father’s house for us to lodge in? {24:24} And
she said unto him, I [am] the daughter of Bethuel the son of
Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. {24:25} She said
moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender
enough, and room to lodge in. {24:26} And the man bowed
down his head, and worshipped the LORD. {24:27} 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. {24:28} And the damsel ran, and told
[them of] her mother’s house these things.
{24:29} And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was]
Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
{24:30} 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. {24:31} 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.

{24:32} 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. {24:33} 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. {24:34} And he said, I [am]
Abraham’s servant. {24:35} 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.
{24:36} 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. {24:37} 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: {24:38}
But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my
kindred, and take a wife unto my son. {24:39} And I said
unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow
me. {24:40} 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: {24:41} 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.
{24:42} 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; {24:43} 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; {24:44} 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. {24:45} 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. {24:46} 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. {24:47} 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. {24:48} 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. {24:49} 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. {24:50} Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said,
The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak
unto thee bad or good. {24:51} Behold, Rebekah [is] before
thee, take [her,] and go, and let her be thy master’s son’s
wife, as the LORD hath spoken. {24:52} And it came to
pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he
worshipped the LORD, [bowing himself] to the earth.
{24:53} 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.
{24:54} And they did eat and drink, he and the men that
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the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

{24:55} 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. {24:56} 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. {24:57} And they said,
We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth. {24:58}
And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go
with this man? And she said, I will go. {24:59} And they
sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and
Abraham’s servant, and his men. {24:60} 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.
{24:61} 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. {24:62} And Isaac
came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the
south country. {24:63} 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. {24:64} And
Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she
lighted off the camel. {24:65} 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. {24:66} And the
servant told Isaac all things that he had done. {24:67} 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.
]{25:1} Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name
[was] Keturah. {25:2} And she bare him Zimran, and
Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

{25:3} And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons
of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
{25:4} And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and
Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these [were] the
children of Keturah.
{25:5} And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
{25:6} 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.
{25:7} And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham’s
life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
{25:8} 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. {25:9} 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; {25:10} The
field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there
was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
{25:11} And it came to pass after the death of Abraham,
that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well
Lahai-roi.
{25:12} Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael,
Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s
handmaid, bare unto Abraham: {25:13} 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, {25:14} And Mishma, and
Dumah, and Massa, {25:15} Hadar, and Tema, Jetur,
Naphish, and Kedemah: {25:16} These [are] the sons of
Ishmael, and these [are] their names, by their towns, and by
their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
{25:17} 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. {25:18}
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.
{25:19} And these [are] the generations of Isaac,
Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac: {25:20} 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. {25:21} And Isaac intreated the LORD
for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was
intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. {25:22}
And the children struggled together within her; and she said,
If [it be] so, why [am] I thus? And she went to enquire of
the LORD. {25:23} 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.
{25:24} And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled,
behold, [there were] twins in her womb. {25:25} And the
first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they
called his name Esau. {25:26} 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. {25:27} And the boys grew: and Esau
was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a
plain man, dwelling in tents. {25:28} And Isaac loved Esau,
because he did eat of [his] venison: but Rebekah loved
Jacob.
{25:29} And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the
field, and he [was] faint: {25:30} 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. {25:31}
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. {25:32}
And Esau said, Behold, I [am] at the point to die: and what
profit shall this birthright do to me? {25:33} And Jacob
said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he
sold his birthright unto Jacob. {25:34} 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.
{26:1} 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. {26:2}
And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down
into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
{26:3} 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; {26:4} 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; {26:5} Because that Abraham
obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments,
my statutes, and my laws.
{26:6} And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: {26:7} 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. {26:8} And it came to pass,
when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of
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behold, Isaac [was] sporting with Rebekah his wife. {26:9}
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.

{26:10} 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.
{26:11} And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying,
He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to
death. {26:12} Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received
in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed
him. {26:13} And the man waxed great, and went forward,
and grew until he became very great: {26:14} For he had
possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great
store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. {26:15}
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. {26:16} And Abimelech
said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than
we.
{26:17} And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in
the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. {26:18} 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. {26:19} And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley,
and found there a well of springing water. {26:20} 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. {26:21} And they
digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called
the name of it Sitnah. {26:22} 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. {26:23} And he went up from thence to
Beer-sheba. {26:24} 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. {26:25}
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.
{26:26} Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and
Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain
of his army. {26:27} And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore
come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away
from you? {26:28} 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; {26:29} 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. {26:30} And he made
them a feast, and they did eat and drink. {26:31} 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. {26:32} 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. {26:33} And he called it Shebah: therefore the name
of the city [is] Beer-sheba unto this day.
{26:34} 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: {26:35} Which were a grief
of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

{27:1} 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. {27:2} And he said, Behold now,
I am old, I know not the day of my death: {27:3} Now
therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy
bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some] venison;
{27:4} 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. {27:5} And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake
to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt [for]
venison, [and] to bring [it.
]{27:6} And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying,
Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother,
saying, {27:7} Bring me venison, and make me savoury
meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before
my death. {27:8} Now therefore, my son, obey my voice
according to that which I command thee. {27:9} 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: {27:10} And thou shalt bring [it] to thy
father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his
death. {27:11} And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother,
Behold, Esau my brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a
smooth man: {27:12} 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. {27:13} And his mother
said unto him, Upon me [be] thy curse, my son: only obey
my voice, and go fetch me [them. ]{27:14} And he went,
and fetched, and brought [them] to his mother: and his
mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

{27:15} 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: {27:16} And she put the skins
of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the
smooth of his neck: {27:17} And she gave the savoury meat
and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her
son Jacob.
{27:18} And he came unto his father, and said, My father:
and he said, Here [am] I; who [art] thou, my son? {27:19}
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.
{27:20} 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. {27:21} 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.
{27:22} 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. {27:23} And he discerned
him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s
hands: so he blessed him. {27:24} And he said, [Art] thou
my very son Esau? And he said, I [am. ]{27:25} 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. {27:26} And his father Isaac said unto him, Come
near now, and kiss me, my son. {27:27} 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: {27:28}
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the
fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: {27:29}
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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.

{27:30} 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. {27:31} 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. {27:32} And Isaac his father
said unto him, Who [art] thou? And he said, I [am] thy son,
thy firstborn Esau. {27:33} 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. {27:34} 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.
{27:35} And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and
hath taken away thy blessing. {27:36} 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? {27:37} 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? {27:38} 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. {27:39} 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; {27:40} 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.
{27:41} 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. {27:42} 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. {27:43} Now therefore, my son,
obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to
Haran; {27:44} And tarry with him a few days, until thy
brother’s fury turn away; {27:45} 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?
{27:46} 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?
{28:1} 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. {28:2} Arise, go to Padanaram,
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. {28:3} And God Almighty bless thee, and
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a
multitude of people; {28:4} 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. {28:5} 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.

{28:6} 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; {28:7} And that Jacob obeyed his father and his
mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; {28:8} And Esau
seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his
father; {28:9} 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.
{28:10} And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went
toward Haran. {28:11} 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. {28:12} 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. {28:13} 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; {28:14}
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. {28:15} 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.
{28:16} And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said,
Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not.
{28:17} 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. {28:18} 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. {28:19} And he called the name of that place
Bethel: but the name of that city [was called] Luz at the
first. {28:20} 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, {28:21} So that
I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the
LORD be my God: {28:22} 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.
{29:1} Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the
land of the people of the east. {29:2} 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.
{29:3} 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. {29:4} And Jacob said unto them, My brethren,
whence [be] ye? And they said, Of Haran [are] we. {29:5}
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?
And they said, We know [him. ]{29:6} And he said unto
them, [Is] he well? And they said, [He is] well: and, behold,
Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. {29:7} 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. ]{29:8} And they said, We cannot,
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the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.

{29:9} And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came
with her father’s sheep: for she kept them. {29:10} 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. {29:11} And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his
voice, and wept. {29:12} 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. {29:13} 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. {29:14} And Laban said to him, Surely thou [art]
my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of
a month.
{29:15} And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou [art]
my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought?
tell me, what [shall] thy wages [be? ]{29:16} And Laban
had two daughters: the name of the elder [was] Leah, and
the name of the younger [was] Rachel. {29:17} Leah [was]
tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
{29:18} And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee
seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. {29:19} And
Laban said, [It is] better that I give her to thee, than that I
should give her to another man: abide with me. {29:20}
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed
unto him [but] a few days, for the love he had to her.
{29:21} And Jacob said unto Laban, Give [me] my wife,
for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. {29:22}
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and
made a feast. {29:23} 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. {29:24} And Laban gave unto his
daughter Leah Zilpah his maid [for] an handmaid. {29:25}
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? {29:26} And Laban said, It
must not be so done in our country, to give the younger
before the firstborn. {29:27} Fulfil her week, and we will
give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve
with me yet seven other years. {29:28} And Jacob did so,
and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter
to wife also. {29:29} And Laban gave to Rachel his
daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. {29:30} And
he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more
than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
{29:31} And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated,
he opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren. {29:32} 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.
{29:33} 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. {29:34} 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. {29:35} 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.
{30:1} 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. {30:2} 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? {30:3}
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. {30:4} And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to
wife: and Jacob went in unto her. {30:5} And Bilhah
conceived, and bare Jacob a son. {30:6} 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.

{30:7} And Bilhah Rachel’s maid conceived again, and
bare Jacob a second son. {30:8} And Rachel said, With
great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have
prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. {30:9} When
Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her
maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. {30:10} And Zilpah
Leah’s maid bare Jacob a son. {30:11} And Leah said, A
troop cometh: and she called his name Gad. {30:12} And
Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a second son. {30:13} And
Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me
blessed: and she called his name Asher.
{30:14} 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. {30:15} 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. {30:16} 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. {30:17} And God hearkened unto Leah, and she
conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. {30:18} And Leah
said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my
maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
{30:19} And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the
sixth son. {30:20} 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. {30:21} And afterwards she bare a daughter, and
called her name Dinah.
{30:22} And God remembered Rachel, and God
hearkened to her, and opened her womb. {30:23} And she
conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away
my reproach: {30:24} And she called his name Joseph; and
said, The LORD shall add to me another son.
{30:25} 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. {30:26}
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. {30:27} 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. {30:28} And he said, Appoint me thy wages,
and I will give [it. ]{30:29} And he said unto him, Thou
knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was
with me. {30:30} 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? {30:31} 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
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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. {30:33} 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. {30:34} And Laban said, Behold, I
would it might be according to thy word. {30:35} 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. {30:36} And he set three days journey betwixt
himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

{30:37} 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. {30:38}
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.
{30:39} And the flocks conceived before the rods, and
brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
{30:40} 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. {30:41} 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. {30:42}
But when the cattle were feeble, he put [them] not in: so the
feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s. {30:43}
And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle,
and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.
{31:1} 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.
{31:2} And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and,
behold, it [was] not toward him as before. {31:3} And the
LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers,
and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. {31:4} And
Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his
flock, {31:5} 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. {31:6} And ye know
that with all my power I have served your father. {31:7}
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages
ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. {31:8} 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. {31:9}
Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and
given [them] to me. {31:10} 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. {31:11}
And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, [saying,]
Jacob: And I said, Here [am] I. {31:12} 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. {31:13} I [am] the God
of Bethel, 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. {31:14} And
Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, [Is there] yet
any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?
{31:15} Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath
sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money. {31:16}
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.

{31:17} Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his
wives upon camels; {31:18} 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. {31:19} And Laban
went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images
that [were] her father’s. {31:20} And Jacob stole away
unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he
fled. {31:21} 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. {31:22} And it was told Laban on the third
day that Jacob was fled. {31:23} And he took his brethren
with him, and pursued after him seven days’ journey; and
they overtook him in the mount Gilead. {31:24} 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.
{31:25} Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had
pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren
pitched in the mount of Gilead. {31:26} 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? {31:27} 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? {31:28} And hast not
suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast
now done foolishly in so doing. {31:29} 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. {31:30} And now, [though]
thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst
after thy father’s house, [yet] wherefore hast thou stolen my
gods? {31:31} And Jacob answered and said to Laban,
Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest
take by force thy daughters from me. {31:32} 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.
{31:33} 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. {31:34} 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. {31:35} 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.
{31:36} 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?
{31:37} 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. {31:38} 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. {31:39} 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. {31:40} [Thus] I was; in
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and my sleep departed from mine eyes. {31:41} 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. {31:42} 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.

{31:43} 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? {31:44} Now therefore come thou, let us make a
covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me
and thee. {31:45} And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for]
a pillar. {31:46} And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather
stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they
did eat there upon the heap. {31:47} And Laban called it
Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. {31:48} And
Laban said, This heap [is] a witness between me and thee
this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
{31:49} And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch
between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
{31:50} 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. {31:51} And
Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold [this]
pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee; {31:52} 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. {31:53}
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. {31:54} 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.
{31:55} 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.
{32:1} And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God
met him. {32:2} And when Jacob saw them, he said, This
[is] God’s host: and he called the name of that place
Mahanaim. {32:3} And Jacob sent messengers before him
to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of
Edom. {32:4} 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:
{32:5} 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.
{32:6} 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. {32:7} 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; {32:8} And said, If Esau come to the one
company, and smite it, then the other company which is left
shall escape.
{32:9} 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: {32:10} 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. {32:11} 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. {32:12} 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. {32:13}
And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which
came to his hand a present for Esau his brother; {32:14}
Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred
ewes, and twenty rams, {32:15} Thirty milch camels with
their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and
ten foals. {32:16} 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. {32:17} 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? {32:18} 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. {32:19} 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. {32:20} 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. {32:21} So went the present over before him:
and himself lodged that night in the company. {32:22} 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. {32:23} And he took them, and sent them over
the brook, and sent over that he had.

{32:24} And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a
man with him until the breaking of the day. {32:25} 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. {32:26} And he said,
Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let
thee go, except thou bless me. {32:27} And he said unto
him, What [is] thy name? And he said, Jacob. {32:28} 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. {32:29} 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. {32:30} And Jacob called the name of the place
Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is
preserved. {32:31} And as he passed over Penuel the sun
rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. {32:32}
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.
{33:1} 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. {33:2} And he put the handmaids and
their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and
Rachel and Joseph hindermost. {33:3} And he passed over
before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times,
until he came near to his brother. {33:4} And Esau ran to
meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and
kissed him: and they wept. {33:5} 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. {33:6} Then the handmaidens
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themselves. {33:7} And Leah also with her children came
near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near
and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. {33:8} 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. {33:9} And Esau said, I have enough, my brother;
keep that thou hast unto thyself. {33:10} 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. {33:11} 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. ]{33:12} And he said, Let us take our journey,
and let us go, and I will go before thee. {33:13} 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.

{33:14} 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. {33:15} 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.
{33:16} So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
{33:17} 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.
{33:18} And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem,
which [is] in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram;
and pitched his tent before the city. {33:19} 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. {33:20} And he erected there an
altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.
{34:1} And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare
unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. {34:2}
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. {34:3} And his soul clave unto Dinah the
daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake
kindly unto the damsel. {34:4} And Shechem spake unto
his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
{34:5} 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.
{34:6} And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto
Jacob to commune with him. {34:7} 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. {34:8} And Hamor communed with
them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your
daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. {34:9} And make
ye marriages with us, [and] give your daughters unto us, and
take our daughters unto you. {34:10} And ye shall dwell
with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye
therein, and get you possessions therein. {34:11} 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. {34:12} 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. {34:13} And the sons of Jacob answered
Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said,
because he had defiled Dinah their sister: {34:14} 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: {34:15} But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will
be as we [be,] that every male of you be circumcised;

{34:16} 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. {34:17} But if ye will not
hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our
daughter, and we will be gone. {34:18} And their words
pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son. {34:19} 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.
{34:20} And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the
gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city,
saying, {34:21} 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. {34:22} 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.
{34:23} [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. {34:24} 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.
{34:25} 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. {34:26} 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. {34:27} The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and
spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
{34:28} They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their
asses, and that which [was] in the city, and that which [was]
in the field, {34:29} And all their wealth, and all their little
ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all
that [was] in the house. {34:30} 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. {34:31} And they said, Should
he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
{35:1} And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel,
and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that
appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of
Esau thy brother. {35:2} 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: {35:3} And let us arise, and go up to Bethel;
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. {35:4} 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. {35:5} 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.
{35:6} So Jacob came to Luz, which [is] in the land of
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with him. {35:7} 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. {35:8} But
Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath
Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.


{35:9} And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he
came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him. {35:10} 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. {35:11} 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; {35:12} 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. {35:13} And God went up
from him in the place where he talked with him. {35:14}
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. {35:15} And Jacob
called the name of the place where God spake with him,
Bethel.
{35:16} And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was
but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed,
and she had hard labour. {35:17} 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. {35:18} 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. {35:19} And Rachel died, and was buried in the
way to Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem. {35:20} And Jacob
set a pillar upon her grave: that [is] the pillar of Rachel’s
grave unto this day.
{35:21} And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond
the tower of Edar. {35:22} 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: {35:23} The sons of Leah; Reuben,
Jacob’s firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and
Issachar, and Zebulun: {35:24} The sons of Rachel; Joseph,
and Benjamin: {35:25} And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s
handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: {35:26} 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.
{35:27} And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto
Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which [is] Hebron, where
Abraham and Isaac sojourned. {35:28} And the days of
Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. {35:29} 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.
{36:1} Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is]
Edom. {36:2} 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; {36:3} And Bashemath Ishmael’s daughter,
sister of Nebajoth. {36:4} And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz;
and Bashemath bare Reuel; {36:5} And Aholibamah bare
Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these [are] the sons of Esau,
which were born unto him in the land of Canaan. {36:6}
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. {36:7} 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. {36:8}
Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau [is] Edom.

{36:9} And these [are] the generations of Esau the father
of the Edomites in mount Seir: {36:10} 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. {36:11}
And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and
Gatam, and Kenaz. {36:12} And Timna was concubine to
Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these
[were] the sons of Adah Esau’s wife. {36:13} And these
[are] the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and
Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau’s wife.
{36:14} 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.
{36:15} 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, {36:16} 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.
{36:17} 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.
{36:18} 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. {36:19} These [are] the sons of Esau, who [is]
Edom, and these [are] their dukes.
{36:20} These [are] the sons of Seir the Horite, who
inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and
Anah, {36:21} And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these
[are] the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the
land of Edom. {36:22} And the children of Lotan were Hori
and Hemam; and Lotan’s sister [was] Timna. {36:23} And
the children of Shobal [were] these; Alvan, and Manahath,
and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. {36:24} 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. {36:25} And the children of
Anah [were] these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of
Anah. {36:26} And these [are] the children of Dishon;
Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. {36:27} The
children of Ezer [are] these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
{36:28} The children of Dishan [are] these: Uz, and Aran.
{36:29} These [are] the dukes [that came] of the Horites;
duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, {36:30}
Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these [are] the dukes
[that came] of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
{36:31} And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land
of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of
Israel. {36:32} And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom:
and the name of his city [was] Dinhabah. {36:33} And Bela
died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his
stead. {36:34} And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of
Temani reigned in his stead. {36:35} 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
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Masrekah reigned in his stead. {36:37} And Samlah died,
and Saul of Rehoboth [by] the river reigned in his stead.

{36:38} And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor
reigned in his stead. {36:39} 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. {36:40}
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, {36:41}
Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, {36:42} Duke
Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, {36:43} 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.
{37:1} And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was
a stranger, in the land of Canaan. {37:2} 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. {37:3} 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. {37:4} 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.
{37:5} And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his
brethren: and they hated him yet the more. {37:6} And he
said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have
dreamed: {37:7} 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. {37:8} 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.
{37:9} 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. {37:10} 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? {37:11} And his
brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
{37:12} And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock
in Shechem. {37:13} 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.
{37:14} 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.
{37:15} And a certain man found him, and, behold, [he
was] wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying,
What seekest thou? {37:16} And he said, I seek my
brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed [their flocks.
]{37:17} 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. {37:18} And when
they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them,
they conspired against him to slay him. {37:19} And they
said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. {37:20}
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.

{37:21} And Reuben heard [it,] and he delivered him out of
their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. {37:22} 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.
{37:23} 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; {37:24} And they took
him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty, [there
was] no water in it. {37:25} 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. {37:26} And Judah said unto his brethren,
What profit [is it] if we slay our brother, and conceal his
blood? {37:27} 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. {37:28}
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.
{37:29} And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold,
Joseph [was] not in the pit; and he rent his clothes. {37:30}
And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child [is]
not; and I, whither shall I go? {37:31} And they took
Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the
coat in the blood; {37:32} 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. {37:33} 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. {37:34} And Jacob rent his clothes, and put
sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many
days. {37:35} 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. {37:36} And the Midianites
sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s,
[and] captain of the guard.
{38:1} 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. {38:2} And Judah
saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name
[was] Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. {38:3}
And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name
Er. {38:4} And she conceived again, and bare a son; and
she called his name Onan. {38:5} And she yet again
conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and
he was at Chezib, when she bare him. {38:6} And Judah
took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name [was] Tamar.
{38:7} And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of
the LORD; and the LORD slew him. {38:8} And Judah said
unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her,
and raise up seed to thy brother. {38:9} 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. {38:10}
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD:
wherefore he slew him also. {38:11} Then said Judah to
Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s
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peradventure he die also, as his brethren [did.] And Tamar
went and dwelt in her father’s house.

{38:12} 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. {38:13} And it was told Tamar, saying,
Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his
sheep. {38:14} 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. {38:15} When Judah saw her, he thought her
[to be] an harlot; because she had covered her face. {38:16}
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? {38:17} 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? ]{38:18}
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. {38:19} And she arose, and went away,
and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her
widowhood. {38:20} 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. {38:21} 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. ]{38:22} 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. ]{38:23}
And Judah said, Let her take [it] to her, lest we be shamed:
behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
{38:24} 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. {38:25} 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. {38:26} 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.
{38:27} And it came to pass in the time of her travail,
that, behold, twins [were] in her womb. {38:28} 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, {38:29} 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. {38:30} And afterward came out his brother, that
had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was
called Zarah.
{39:1} 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. {39:2} And the LORD was
with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in
the house of his master the Egyptian. {39:3} And his master
saw that the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD
made all [that] he did to prosper in his hand. {39:4} 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. {39:5} 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. {39:6} 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.

{39:7} And it came to pass after these things, that his
master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie
with me. {39:8} 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; {39:9} [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? {39:10} 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. {39:11} 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. {39:12} 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. {39:13} And it came to
pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand,
and was fled forth, {39:14} 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: {39:15}
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. {39:16} And she laid up his garment by her, until
his lord came home. {39:17} 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: {39:18} And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice
and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
{39:19} 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. {39:20} 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.
{39:21} But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him
mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the
prison. {39:22} 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. ]{39:23}
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.
{40:1} 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. {40:2} And Pharaoh was wroth
against two [of] his officers, against the chief of the butlers,
and against the chief of the bakers. {40:3} And he put them
in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the
prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound. {40:4} And the
captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he
served them: and they continued a season in ward.
{40:5} 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
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And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked
upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad. {40:7} 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? {40:8} 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. {40:9} And the chief butler told his
dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a
vine [was] before me; {40:10} 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: {40:11} 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. {40:12} And
Joseph said unto him, This [is] the interpretation of it: The
three branches [are] three days: {40:13} 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.

{40:14} 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:
{40:15} 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. {40:16} 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: {40:17} 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. {40:18} And
Joseph answered and said, This [is] the interpretation
thereof: The three baskets [are] three days: {40:19} 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.
{40:20} 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. {40:21} And he
restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he
gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: {40:22} But he hanged
the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. {40:23}
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat
him.
{41:1} And it came to pass at the end of two full years,
that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
{41:2} And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a
meadow. {41:3} 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. {41:4}
And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the
seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. {41:5}
And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold,
seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
{41:6} And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the
east wind sprung up after them. {41:7} And the seven thin
ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh
awoke, and, behold, [it was] a dream. {41:8} 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.
{41:9} Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I
do remember my faults this day: {41:10} 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: {41:11}
And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we
dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his
dream. {41:12} 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. {41:13} And it
came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he
restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

{41:14} 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. {41:15} 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. {41:16} And Joseph answered
Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an
answer of peace. {41:17} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In
my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
{41:18} And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a
meadow: {41:19} 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: {41:20}
And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first
seven fat kine: {41:21} 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.
{41:22} And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears
came up in one stalk, full and good: {41:23} And, behold,
seven ears, withered, thin, [and] blasted with the east wind,
sprung up after them: {41:24} 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.
{41:25} And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of
Pharaoh [is] one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is]
about to do. {41:26} The seven good kine [are] seven years;
and the seven good ears [are] seven years: the dream [is]
one. {41:27} 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. {41:28} This [is] the thing which I have spoken
unto Pharaoh: What God [is] about to do he sheweth unto
Pharaoh. {41:29} Behold, there come seven years of great
plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: {41:30} 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; {41:31} And the plenty
shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine
following; for it [shall be] very grievous. {41:32} 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. {41:33} Now therefore let Pharaoh
look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land
of Egypt. {41:34} 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. {41:35} 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. {41:36} 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.
{41:37} And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh,
and in the eyes of all his servants. {41:38} And Pharaoh
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a man in whom the Spirit of God is? {41:39} And Pharaoh
said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all
this, [there is] none so discreet and wise as thou [art:
]{41:40} 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. {41:41} And Pharaoh said unto
Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

{41:42} 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; {41:43} 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. {41:44} 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. {41:45} 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.
{41:46} 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. {41:47} And in the seven plenteous years the earth
brought forth by handfuls. {41:48} 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. {41:49} And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the
sea, very much, until he left numbering; for [it was] without
number. {41:50} 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.
{41:51} 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. {41:52} And the name of the
second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be
fruitful in the land of my affliction.
{41:53} And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in
the land of Egypt, were ended. {41:54} 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. {41:55} 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. {41:56} 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. {41:57} And all countries came into Egypt to
Joseph for to buy [corn;] because that the famine was so
sore in all lands.
{42:1} Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt,
Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
{42:2} 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.
{42:3} And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy corn
in Egypt. {42:4} But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent
not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure
mischief befall him. {42:5} And the sons of Israel came to
buy [corn] among those that came: for the famine was in the
land of Canaan. {42:6} 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. {42:7}
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. {42:8} And Joseph
knew his brethren, but they knew not him. {42:9} 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. {42:10} And they said unto him, Nay,
my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come. {42:11} We
[are] all one man’s sons; we [are] true [men,] thy servants
are no spies. {42:12} And he said unto them, Nay, but to
see the nakedness of the land ye are come. {42:13} 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. {42:14} And
Joseph said unto them, That [is it] that I spake unto you,
saying, Ye [are] spies: {42:15} Hereby ye shall be proved:
By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except
your youngest brother come hither. {42:16} 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. {42:17} And he put them all together into ward
three days. {42:18} And Joseph said unto them the third
day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God: {42:19} 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: {42:20} But bring your youngest brother unto me;
so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And
they did so.

{42:21} 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. {42:22} 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. {42:23} And
they knew not that Joseph understood [them;] for he spake
unto them by an interpreter. {42:24} 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.
{42:25} 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.
{42:26} And they laded their asses with the corn, and
departed thence. {42:27} 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. {42:28}
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?
{42:29} And they came unto Jacob their father unto the
land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them;
saying, {42:30} The man, [who is] the lord of the land,
spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
{42:31} And we said unto him, We [are] true [men;] we are
no spies: {42:32} 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. {42:33} 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: {42:34} 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
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{42:35} 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. {42:36} 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. {42:37}
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. {42:38} 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.
{43:1} And the famine [was] sore in the land. {43:2} 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. {43:3} 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.
{43:4} If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go
down and buy thee food: {43:5} 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.
{43:6} And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me,
as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? {43:7} 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? {43:8} 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. {43:9} 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: {43:10}
For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this
second time. {43:11} 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: {43:12} 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: {43:13} Take also your brother, and arise, go
again unto the man: {43:14} 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.
{43:15} 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. {43:16} 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. {43:17}
And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the
men into Joseph’s house. {43:18} 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. {43:19} And they came near to the steward of
Joseph’s house, and they communed with him at the door of
the house, {43:20} And said, O sir, we came indeed down
at the first time to buy food: {43:21} 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. {43:22} And other money have we
brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who
put our money in our sacks. {43:23} 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. {43:24} 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. {43:25} And they made ready the present
against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should
eat bread there.

{43:26} 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. {43:27} And he
asked them of [their] welfare, and said, [Is] your father well,
the old man of whom ye spake? [Is] he yet alive? {43:28}
And they answered, Thy servant our father [is] in good
health, he [is] yet alive. And they bowed down their heads,
and made obeisance. {43:29} 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. {43:30} 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. {43:31} And he washed his
face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on
bread. {43:32} 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. {43:33} 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. {43:34} 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.
{44:1} 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.
{44:2} 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. {44:3} As soon as the
morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their
asses. {44:4} [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?
{44:5} [Is] not this [it] in which my lord drinketh, and
whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
{44:6} And he overtook them, and he spake unto them
these same words. {44:7} And they said unto him,
Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy
servants should do according to this thing: {44:8} 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?
{44:9} With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both
let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen.
{44:10} 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. {44:11} Then they speedily took
down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every
man his sack. {44:12} And he searched, [and] began at the
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Benjamin’s sack. {44:13} Then they rent their clothes, and
laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.

{44:14} And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph’s
house; for he [was] yet there: and they fell before him on
the ground. {44:15} 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? {44:16} 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. {44:17} 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.
{44:18} 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. {44:19} My lord asked his
servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? {44:20}
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. {44:21} And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him
down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. {44:22}
And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father:
for [if] he should leave his father, [his father] would die.
{44:23} And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your
youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face
no more. {44:24} And it came to pass when we came up
unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my
lord. {44:25} And our father said, Go again, [and] buy us a
little food. {44:26} 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. {44:27} And thy servant my father said unto
us, Ye know that my wife bare me two [sons: ]{44:28} And
the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in
pieces; and I saw him not since: {44:29} And if ye take this
also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down
my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. {44:30} 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; {44:31} 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. {44:32} 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.
{44:33} 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. {44:34} 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.
{45:1} 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. {45:2} And
he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh
heard. {45:3} 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. {45:4}
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. {45:5} Now therefore be
not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me
hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
{45:6} 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. {45:7} And God sent me
before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to
save your lives by a great deliverance. {45:8} 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. {45:9} 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: {45:10} 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: {45:11} 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. {45:12} And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes
of my brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh
unto you. {45:13} 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. {45:14} And he fell
upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin
wept upon his neck. {45:15} Moreover he kissed all his
brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren
talked with him.
{45:16} And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh’s
house, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come: and it pleased
Pharaoh well, and his servants. {45:17} And Pharaoh said
unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your
beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; {45:18}
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. {45:19} 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. {45:20} Also regard not your stuff;
for the good of all the land of Egypt [is] yours. {45:21} 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. {45:22} 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.
{45:23} 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. {45:24} So he sent his brethren away, and they
departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by
the way.
{45:25} And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the
land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, {45:26} 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. {45:27} 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: {45:28} And Israel said, [It is]
enough; Joseph my son [is] yet alive: I will go and see him
before I die.
{46:1} 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. {46:2} And God spake unto Israel in the
visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said,
Here [am] I. {46:3} 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: {46:4} I will go down with thee into
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Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. {46:5} 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.

{46:6} 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: {46:7} His sons, and his
sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters,
and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
{46:8} And these [are] the names of the children of Israel,
which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben,
Jacob’s firstborn. {46:9} And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch,
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
{46:10} And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and
Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a
Canaanitish woman.
{46:11} And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and
Merari.
{46:12} And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah,
and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of
Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
{46:13} And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and
Job, and Shimron.
{46:14} And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and
Jahleel. {46:15} 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.
{46:16} And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni,
and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
{46:17} And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and
Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of
Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. {46:18} These [are] the sons
of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and
these she bare unto Jacob, [even] sixteen souls. {46:19} The
sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
{46:20} And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born
Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah
priest of On bare unto him.
{46:21} And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and
Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh,
Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. {46:22} These [are] the
sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls
[were] fourteen.
{46:23} And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
{46:24} And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and
Jezer, and Shillem. {46:25} These [are] the sons of Bilhah,
which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare
these unto Jacob: all the souls [were] seven. {46:26} 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; {46:27} 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.
{46:28} And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to
direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of
Goshen. {46:29} 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. {46:30} And Israel said unto Joseph,
Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou
[art] yet alive. {46:31} 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;

{46:32} 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. {46:33} And it shall
come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say,
What [is] your occupation? {46:34} 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.
{47:1} 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. {47:2} And
he took some of his brethren, [even] five men, and
presented them unto Pharaoh. {47:3} 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. {47:4} 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. {47:5} And Pharaoh
spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are
come unto thee: {47:6} 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. {47:7} And Joseph brought in Jacob his
father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed
Pharaoh. {47:8} And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old
[art] thou? {47:9} 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. {47:10}
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before
Pharaoh.
{47:11} 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. {47:12} And Joseph nourished his father, and
his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread,
according to [their] families.
{47:13} 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. {47:14}
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. {47:15} 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. {47:16} And Joseph
said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if
money fail. {47:17} And they brought their cattle unto
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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. {47:18} 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: {47:19}
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. {47:20}
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. {47:21}
And as for the people, he removed them to cities from [one]
end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end thereof.

{47:22} 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. {47:23} 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. {47:24} 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. {47:25} 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. {47:26} 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.
{47:27} And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the
country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and
grew, and multiplied exceedingly. {47:28} And Jacob lived
in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of
Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years. {47:29} 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:
{47:30} 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. {47:31} And he said, Swear
unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself
upon the bed’s head.
{48:1} 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. {48:2} And [one]
told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto
thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
{48:3} And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty
appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed
me, {48:4} 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.
{48:5} 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. {48:6} And thy issue, which
thou begettest after them, shall be thine, [and] shall be
called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
{48:7} 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
Bethlehem. {48:8} And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and
said, Who [are] these? {48:9} 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. {48:10} 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.

{48:11} And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to
see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
{48:12} And Joseph brought them out from between his
knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
{48:13} 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. {48:14} 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.
{48:15} 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, {48:16} 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. {48:17} 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. {48:18} And
Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this [is]
the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. {48:19} 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. {48:20} 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. {48:21} And Israel said unto
Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring
you again unto the land of your fathers. {48:22} 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.
{49:1} 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. {49:2} Gather yourselves
together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel
your father.
{49:3} Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the
beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the
excellency of power: {49:4} 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.
{49:5} Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of
cruelty [are in] their habitations. {49:6} 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. {49:7} 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.
{49:8} 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. {49:9} Judah
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he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion;
who shall rouse him up? {49:10} 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. ]{49:11} 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: {49:12} His
eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

{49:13} 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.
{49:14} Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between
two burdens: {49:15} 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.
{49:16} Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of
Israel. {49:17} 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. {49:18} I have waited for thy salvation, O
LORD.
{49:19} Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall
overcome at the last.
{49:20} Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall
yield royal dainties.
{49:21} Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he giveth goodly
words.
{49:22} Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful
bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall:
{49:23} The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at
him,] and hated him: {49:24} 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:) {49:25} [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: {49:26} 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.
{49:27} Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning
he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the
spoil.
{49:28} 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.
{49:29} 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, {49:30} 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. {49:31} There they buried Abraham and
Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his
wife; and there I buried Leah. {49:32} The purchase of the
field and of the cave that [is] therein [was] from the children
of Heth. {49:33} 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.
{50:1} And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept
upon him, and kissed him. {50:2} And Joseph commanded
his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the
physicians embalmed Israel. {50:3} 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. {50:4} 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, {50:5} 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. {50:6} And Pharaoh said,
Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee
swear.
{50:7} 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, {50:8} 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. {50:9} And there
went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a
very great company. {50:10} 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. {50:11} 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. {50:12}
And his sons did unto him according as he commanded
them: {50:13} 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.
{50:14} 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.
{50:15} 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.
{50:16} And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying,
Thy father did command before he died, saying, {50:17} 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. {50:18} And his brethren also went
and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we
[be] thy servants. {50:19} And Joseph said unto them, Fear
not: for [am] I in the place of God? {50:20} 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.
{50:21} Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and
your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly
unto them.
{50:22} And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s
house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. {50:23}
And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third
[generation:] the children also of Machir the son Manasseh
were brought up upon Joseph’s knees. {50:24} And Joseph
said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you,
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to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. {50:25} 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.

{50:26} So Joseph died, [being] an hundred and ten years
old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in
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{1:1} Now these [are] the names of the children of Israel,
which came into Egypt; every man and his household came
with Jacob. {1:2} Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, {1:3}
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, {1:4} Dan, and Naphtali,
Gad, and Asher. {1:5} And all the souls that came out of the
loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt
[already. ]{1:6} And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and
all that generation.
{1:7} And the children of Israel were fruitful, and
increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding
mighty; and the land was filled with them. {1:8} Now there
arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
{1:9} And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the
children of Israel [are] more and mightier than we: {1:10}
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. {1:11} Therefore they did
set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens.
And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and
Raamses. {1:12} But the more they afflicted them, the more
they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of
the children of Israel. {1:13} And the Egyptians made the
children of Israel to serve with rigour: {1:14} 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.
{1:15} 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: {1:16} 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. {1:17} But
the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt
commanded them, but saved the men children alive. {1:18}
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? {1:19} 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. {1:20} Therefore God
dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and
waxed very mighty. {1:21} And it came to pass, because
the midwives feared God, that he made them houses. {1:22}
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.
{2:1} And there went a man of the house of Levi, and
took [to wife] a daughter of Levi. {2:2} And the woman
conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he
[was a] goodly [child,] she hid him three months. {2:3} 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. {2:4} And his sister stood afar off, to wit what
would be done to him.
{2:5} 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. {2:6} 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. {2:7} 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? {2:8} And
Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and
called the child’s mother. {2:9} 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. {2:10} 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.

{2:11} 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. {2:12} 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. {2:13} 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? {2:14} 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. {2:15} 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. {2:16} Now the
priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and
drew [water,] and filled the troughs to water their father’s
flock. {2:17} And the shepherds came and drove them
away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered
their flock. {2:18} And when they came to Reuel their
father, he said, How [is it that] ye are come so soon to day?
{2:19} 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. {2:20} 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. {2:21} And
Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave
Moses Zipporah his daughter. {2:22} And she bare [him] a
son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have
been a stranger in a strange land.
{2:23} 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. {2:24} And God heard
their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with
Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. {2:25} And God
looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect
unto [them.
]{3:1} 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. {3:2} 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. {3:3} And Moses said, I
will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is
not burnt. {3:4} 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.

{3:5} And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes
from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is
holy ground. {3:6} Moreover he said, I [am] the God of thy
father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God
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upon God.

{3:7} 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; {3:8} 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. {3:9} 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. {3:10} Come now therefore, and I
will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth
my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
{3:11} 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? {3:12} 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.
{3:13} 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?
{3:14} 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. {3:15} 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. {3:16} 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: {3:17} 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. {3:18}
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.
{3:19} And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let
you go, no, not by a mighty hand. {3:20} 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.
{3:21} 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: {3:22} 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.
{4:1} 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. {4:2} And
the LORD said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And
he said, A rod. {4:3} 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. {4:4} 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: {4:5} 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.

{4:6} 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. {4:7} 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. {4:8} 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. {4:9}
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.
]{4:10} 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. {4:11} 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? {4:12}
Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach
thee what thou shalt say. {4:13} And he said, O my Lord,
send, I pray thee, by the hand [of him whom] thou wilt
send. {4:14} 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. {4:15} 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.

{4:16} 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. {4:17} And thou
shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do
signs.
{4:18} 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.
{4:19} And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go,
return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy
life. {4:20} 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. {4:21} 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. {4:22} And thou shalt say
unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel [is] my son,
[even] my firstborn: {4:23} 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.
{4:24} And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the
LORD met him, and sought to kill him. {4:25} 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. {4:26} So he let him go: then she
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{4:27} 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. {4:28} And Moses told
Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all
the signs which he had commanded him.
{4:29} And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together
all the elders of the children of Israel: {4:30} And Aaron
spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto
Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. {4:31}
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.
{5:1} 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.
{5:2} 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. {5:3} 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. {5:4} 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. {5:5} And Pharaoh
said, Behold, the people of the land now [are] many, and ye
make them rest from their burdens. {5:6} And Pharaoh
commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and
their officers, saying, {5:7} Ye shall no more give the
people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and
gather straw for themselves. {5:8} 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. {5:9} Let there more work be laid upon the men,
that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain
words.
{5:10} 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. {5:11} Go ye, get
you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work
shall be diminished. {5:12} So the people were scattered
abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble
instead of straw. {5:13} And the taskmasters hasted [them,]
saying, Fulfil your works, [your] daily tasks, as when there
was straw. {5:14} 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?
{5:15} Then the officers of the children of Israel came
and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus
with thy servants? {5:16} 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.
{5:17} But he said, Ye [are] idle, [ye are] idle: therefore ye
say, Let us go [and] do sacrifice to the LORD. {5:18} Go
therefore now, [and] work; for there shall no straw be given
you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. {5:19} 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.
{5:20} And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the
way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: {5:21} 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. {5:22} 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?

{5:23} 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.
{6:1} 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. {6:2} And God spake unto Moses, and said
unto him, I [am] the LORD: {6:3} 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. {6:4} 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. {6:5} And I have
also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the
Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my
covenant. {6:6} 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: {6:7} 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. {6:8} 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.
{6:9} And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but
they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for
cruel bondage. {6:10} And the LORD spake unto Moses,
saying, {6:11} Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt,
that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. {6:12}
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?
{6:13} 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.
{6:14} 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.
{6:15} 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.
{6:16} 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. {6:17} The sons of Gershon; Libni,
and Shimi, according to their families. {6:18} 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. {6:19} And the sons of Merari; Mahali and
Mushi: these [are] the families of Levi according to their
generations. {6:20} 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.
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Zichri. {6:22} And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and
Elzaphan, and Zithri. {6:23} And Aaron took him Elisheba,
daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she
bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. {6:24}
And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph:
these [are] the families of the Korhites. {6:25} 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. {6:26}
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. {6:27} 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.

{6:28} And it came to pass on the day [when] the LORD
spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, {6:29} That the
LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I [am] the LORD: speak
thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.
{6:30} And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I [am] of
uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?
{7:1} And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made
thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy
prophet. {7:2} 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. {7:3} And I will
harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my
wonders in the land of Egypt. {7:4} 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. {7:5}
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. {7:6} And Moses and
Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they.
{7:7} And Moses [was] fourscore years old, and Aaron
fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto
Pharaoh.
{7:8} And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
saying, {7:9} 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.
{7:10} 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. {7:11} Then Pharaoh also called the wise
men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they
also did in like manner with their enchantments. {7:12} For
they cast down every man his rod, and they became
serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. {7:13}
And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not
unto them; as the LORD had said.
{7:14} And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart
[is] hardened, he refuseth to let the people go. {7:15} 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. {7:16} 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. {7:17} 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. {7:18} 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.

{7:19} 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. {7:20} 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. {7:21} 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. {7:22}
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. {7:23} And Pharaoh
turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart
to this also. {7:24} And all the Egyptians digged round
about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of
the water of the river. {7:25} And seven days were fulfilled,
after that the LORD had smitten the river.
{8:1} 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. {8:2} And if thou refuse
to let [them] go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with
frogs: {8:3} 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: {8:4} And the frogs
shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon
all thy servants.
{8:5} 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. {8:6} And Aaron stretched out his
hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and
covered the land of Egypt. {8:7} And the magicians did so
with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land
of Egypt.
{8:8} 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. {8:9} 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? {8:10} 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.
{8:11} 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. {8:12} And Moses and Aaron
went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LORD
because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.
{8:13} 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. {8:14} And they gathered them together
upon heaps: and the land stank. {8:15} But when Pharaoh
saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and
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{8:16} 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. {8:17}
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. {8:18} 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.
{8:19} 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.
{8:20} 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. {8:21} 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. ]{8:22} 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. {8:23} And I will
put a division between my people and thy people: to
morrow shall this sign be. {8:24} 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.
]{8:25} And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and
said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land. {8:26} 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? {8:27} We will go
three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the
LORD our God, as he shall command us. {8:28} 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. {8:29} 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. {8:30} And Moses went out
from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD. {8:31} 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. {8:32} And
Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would
he let the people go.

{9:1} 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. {9:2}
For if thou refuse to let [them] go, and wilt hold them still,
{9:3} 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. {9:4} 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. {9:5} And the LORD appointed a set time, saying,
To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land. {9:6}
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. {9:7} 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.

{9:8} 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. {9:9}
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. {9:10} 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.
{9:11} And the magicians could not stand before Moses
because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians,
and upon all the Egyptians. {9:12} And the LORD
hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto
them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
{9:13} 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. {9:14} 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. {9:15} 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. {9:16}
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. {9:17} As yet exaltest
thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them
go? {9:18} 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. {9:19} 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. {9:20} He
that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of
Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the
houses: {9:21} And he that regarded not the word of the
LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
{9:22} 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. {9:23} 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.
{9:24} 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. {9:25} 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. {9:26} Only in
the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel [were,] was
there no hail.
{9:27} 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.
{9:28} 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. {9:29} And Moses said unto
him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread
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cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest
know how that the earth [is] the LORD’S. {9:30} But as for
thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the
LORD God. {9:31} And the flax and the barley was
smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax [was]
bolled. {9:32} But the wheat and the rie were not smitten:
for they [were] not grown up. {9:33} 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. {9:34} 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. {9:35} And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened,
neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD
had spoken by Moses.

{10:1} 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:
{10:2} 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. {10:3} 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. {10:4} Else, if thou refuse to let my people go,
behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
{10:5} 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: {10:6} 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. {10:7} 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? {10:8} 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? {10:9} 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. {10:10} 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. {10:11} 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.
{10:12} 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. {10:13} 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. {10:14} 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.
{10:15} 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.
{10:16} Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in
haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your
God, and against you. {10:17} 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.
{10:18} And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the
LORD. {10:19} 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. {10:20} But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart,
so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
{10:21} 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.
{10:22} And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven;
and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three
days: {10:23} 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.
{10:24} 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. {10:25} And
Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt
offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
{10:26} 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.
{10:27} But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he
would not let them go. {10:28} 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.
{10:29} And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see
thy face again no more.
{11:1} 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. {11:2}
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. {11:3} 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. {11:4} And Moses said, Thus saith the
LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of
Egypt: {11:5} 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. {11:6} 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.
{11:7} 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. {11:8} 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. {11:9} And the LORD said unto Moses,
Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may
be multiplied in the land of Egypt. {11:10} And Moses and
Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD
hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the
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{12:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in
the land of Egypt, saying, {12:2} This month [shall be] unto
you the beginning of months: it [shall be] the first month of
the year to you.
{12:3} 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: {12:4} 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. {12:5} Your lamb shall be without
blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take [it] out from
the sheep, or from the goats: {12:6} 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. {12:7} 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. {12:8} And they shall eat
the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread;
[and] with bitter [herbs] they shall eat it. {12:9} 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. {12:10}
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.
{12:11} 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. {12:12}
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. {12:13} 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. {12:14} 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. {12:15} 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. {12:16} 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. {12:17} 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.
{12:18} 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. {12:19} 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. {12:20} Ye shall eat
nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat
unleavened bread.
{12:21} 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. {12:22} 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. {12:23} 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.
]{12:24} And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to
thee and to thy sons for ever. {12:25} 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. {12:26} And it shall come to pass, when your
children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?

{12:27} 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. {12:28} And the children of Israel went
away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and
Aaron, so did they.
{12:29} 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. {12:30} 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.
{12:31} 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. {12:32} Also take your flocks and your
herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
{12:33} 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. ]{12:34} And the people took
their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs
being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
{12:35} 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: {12:36} 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.
{12:37} And the children of Israel journeyed from
Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot
[that were] men, beside children. {12:38} And a mixed
multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds,
[even] very much cattle. {12:39} 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.
{12:40} Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who
dwelt in Egypt, [was] four hundred and thirty years.
{12:41} 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.
{12:42} 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.
{12:43} And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This
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eat thereof: {12:44} But every man’s servant that is bought
for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he
eat thereof. {12:45} A foreigner and an hired servant shall
not eat thereof. {12:46} 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. {12:47} All the
congregation of Israel shall keep it. {12:48} 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. {12:49} One law shall be to him that is homeborn,
and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. {12:50}
Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD
commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {12:51} 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.

{13:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {13:2}
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the
womb among the children of Israel, [both] of man and of
beast: it [is] mine.
{13:3} 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.
{13:4} This day came ye out in the month Abib.
{13:5} 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.
{13:6} Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in
the seventh day [shall be] a feast to the LORD. {13:7}
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.
{13:8} 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. {13:9} 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. {13:10} Thou shalt therefore keep this
ordinance in his season from year to year.
{13:11} 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, {13:12} 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. {13:13} 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.
{13:14} 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: {13:15} 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. {13:16} 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.

{13:17} 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: {13:18} 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. {13:19} 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.
{13:20} And they took their journey from Succoth, and
encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. {13:21}
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: {13:22} He took
not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire
by night, [from] before the people.
{14:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {14:2}
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.
{14:3} For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They
[are] entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
{14:4} 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.
{14:5} 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? {14:6} And he
made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
{14:7} And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the
chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
{14:8} 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. {14:9} 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.
{14:10} 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. {14:11} 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? {14:12} [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.
{14:13} 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. {14:14} The
LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
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criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that
they go forward: {14:16} 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. {14:17} 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. {14:18} 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.

{14:19} 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: {14:20} 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. {14:21}
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. {14:22} 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.
{14:23} 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. {14:24} 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, {14:25} 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.
{14:26} 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. {14:27} 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.
{14:28} 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. {14:29} 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. {14:30}
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the
Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea
shore. {14:31} 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.
{15:1} 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. {15:2} 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. {15:3} The LORD [is] a man of
war: the LORD [is] his name. {15:4} Pharaoh’s chariots
and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains
also are drowned in the Red sea. {15:5} The depths have
covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. {15:6}
Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy
right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
{15:7} 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. {15:8}
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. {15:9} 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. {15:10} Thou didst
blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead
in the mighty waters. {15:11} Who [is] like unto thee, O
LORD, among the gods? who [is] like thee, glorious in
holiness, fearful [in] praises, doing wonders? {15:12} Thou
stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

{15:13} Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people [which]
thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided [them] in thy strength
unto thy holy habitation. {15:14} The people shall hear,
[and] be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of
Palestina. {15:15} 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.
{15:16} 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. {15:17} 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. {15:18} The LORD shall reign for ever and
ever. {15:19} 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.
{15:20} 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. {15:21} 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. {15:22} 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.
{15:23} 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. {15:24} And the
people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we
drink? {15:25} 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,
{15:26} 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.
{15:27} And they came to Elim, where [were] twelve
wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they
encamped there by the waters.
{16:1} 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. {16:2} And the whole congregation of
the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in
the wilderness: {16:3} And the children of Israel said unto
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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.

{16:4} 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. {16:5} 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. {16:6} 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: {16:7}
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?
{16:8} 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.
{16:9} 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. {16:10} 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.
{16:11} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{16:12} 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. {16:13} 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. {16:14} 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.
{16:15} 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.
{16:16} 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. {16:17} And the children of Israel did so, and
gathered, some more, some less. {16:18} 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. {16:19} And
Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. {16:20}
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. {16:21} And they
gathered it every morning, every man according to his
eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
{16:22} 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.
{16:23} 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. {16:24} And they
laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not
stink, neither was there any worm therein. {16:25} 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. {16:26}
Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, [which
is] the sabbath, in it there shall be none.

{16:27} And it came to pass, [that] there went out [some]
of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they
found none. {16:28} And the LORD said unto Moses, How
long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
{16:29} 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. {16:30} So the people rested
on the seventh day. {16:31} 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.
{16:32} 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. {16:33} 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.
{16:34} As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it
up before the Testimony, to be kept. {16:35} 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. {16:36} Now an omer
[is] the tenth [part] of an ephah.
{17:1} 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. {17:2} 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? {17:3} 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?
{17:4} And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall
I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
{17:5} 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. {17:6} 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. {17:7} 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?
{17:8} Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in
Rephidim. {17:9} 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. {17:10} 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. {17:11} And it came to pass, when
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let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. {17:12} 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. {17:13} And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his
people with the edge of the sword. {17:14} 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. {17:15}
And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:
{17:16} For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn
[that] the LORD [will have] war with Amalek from
generation to generation.

{18:1} 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; {18:2} Then Jethro, Moses’ father in law,
took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,
{18:3} 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: {18:4} 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: {18:5} 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: {18:6} And he said unto Moses, I thy
father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and
her two sons with her.
{18:7} 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. {18:8} 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. {18:9} 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. {18:10} 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.
{18:11} Now I know that the LORD [is] greater than all
gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly [he was]
above them. {18:12} 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.
{18:13} 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. {18:14} 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? {18:15} And Moses said unto his father in law,
Because the people come unto me to enquire of God:
{18:16} 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. {18:17} And Moses’
father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest [is]
not good. {18:18} 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.
{18:19} 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:
{18:20} 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. {18:21} 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: {18:22} 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. {18:23} 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. {18:24} So Moses hearkened to the voice of
his father in law, and did all that he had said. {18:25} 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. {18:26} And
they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they
brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged
themselves.
{18:27} And Moses let his father in law depart; and he
went his way into his own land.
{19:1} 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. {19:2} 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. {19:3} 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; {19:4} Ye have seen what I did unto
the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you on eagles’ wings, and
brought you unto myself. {19:5} 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: {19:6} 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.
{19:7} And Moses came and called for the elders of the
people, and laid before their faces all these words which the
LORD commanded him. {19:8} 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. {19:9} 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.
{19:10} And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the
people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let
them wash their clothes, {19:11} 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. {19:12} 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: {19:13} 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.
{19:14} And Moses went down from the mount unto the
people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their
clothes. {19:15} And he said unto the people, Be ready
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{19:16} 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. {19:17} And Moses brought forth the people out
of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether
part of the mount. {19:18} 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. {19:19} And when the
voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and
louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
{19:20} 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. {19:21} 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. {19:22} And let the priests also, which come
near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD
break forth upon them. {19:23} 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. {19:24} 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. {19:25} So Moses went down unto the people,
and spake unto them.
{20:1} And God spake all these words, saying, {20:2} I
[am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of
the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. {20:3} Thou
shalt have no other gods before me. {20:4} 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: {20:5}
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; {20:6} And
shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and
keep my commandments. {20:7} 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. {20:8}
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. {20:9} Six days
shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: {20:10} 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: {20:11}
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.
{20:12} Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days
may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee. {20:13} Thou shalt not kill. {20:14} Thou shalt not
commit adultery. {20:15} Thou shalt not steal. {20:16}
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
{20:17} 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.
{20:18} 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. {20:19} And they said unto Moses, Speak
thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with
us, lest we die. {20:20} 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. {20:21} And the
people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick
darkness where God [was.

]{20:22} 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. {20:23} Ye shall not make
with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods
of gold.

{20:24} 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.
{20:25} 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. {20:26} Neither shalt thou go
up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not
discovered thereon.
{21:1} Now these [are] the judgments which thou shalt
set before them. {21:2} If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six
years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free
for nothing. {21:3} If he came in by himself, he shall go out
by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out
with him. {21:4} 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. {21:5} And if the servant shall plainly say, I love
my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
{21:6} 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.
{21:7} And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant,
she shall not go out as the menservants do. {21:8} 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. {21:9} And if he have betrothed her
unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of
daughters. {21:10} If he take him another [wife;] her food,
her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
{21:11} And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she
go out free without money.
{21:12} He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be
surely put to death. {21:13} 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. {21:14} 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.
{21:15} And he that smiteth his father, or his mother,
shall be surely put to death.
{21:16} And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if
he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
{21:17} And he that curseth his father, or his mother,
shall surely be put to death.
{21:18} And if men strive together, and one smite another
with a stone, or with [his] fist, and he die not, but keepeth
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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.

{21:20} And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with
a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely
punished. {21:21} Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or
two, he shall not be punished: for he [is] his money.
{21:22} 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. ]{21:23} And if [any] mischief follow, then
thou shalt give life for life, {21:24} Eye for eye, tooth for
tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, {21:25} Burning for
burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
{21:26} 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. {21:27} 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.
{21:28} 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. {21:29} 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. {21:30} 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. {21:31}
Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter,
according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.
{21:32} 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.
{21:33} 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;
{21:34} The owner of the pit shall make [it] good, [and]
give money unto the owner of them; and the dead [beast]
shall be his.
{21:35} 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. {21:36} 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.
{22:1} 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.
{22:2} If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that
he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him. {22:3} 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. {22:4} If the
theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox,
or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
{22:5} 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.
{22:6} 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.
{22:7} 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. {22:8} 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. {22:9} 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. {22:10} 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: ]{22:11} [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. {22:12} And if it
be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner
thereof. {22:13} If it be torn in pieces, [then] let him bring
it [for] witness, [and] he shall not make good that which
was torn.
{22:14} 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. {22:15} [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.
{22:16} And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed,
and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
{22:17} If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he
shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
{22:18} Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
{22:19} Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put
to death.
{22:20} He that sacrificeth unto [any] god, save unto the
LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
{22:21} Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress
him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
{22:22} Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless
child. {22:23} If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry
at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; {22:24} And my
wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and
your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
{22:25} 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. {22:26} If thou at all take
thy neighbour’s raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto
him by that the sun goeth down: {22:27} 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.
{22:28} Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler
of thy people.
{22:29} Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe
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give unto me. {22:30} 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.

{22:31} 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.
{23:1} Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine
hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
{23:2} Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil;
neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to
wrest [judgment:
]{23:3} Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his
cause.

{23:4} If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going
astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. {23:5} 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. {23:6} Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of
thy poor in his cause. {23:7} Keep thee far from a false
matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I
will not justify the wicked.
{23:8} And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth
the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
{23:9} Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know
the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land
of Egypt. {23:10} And six years thou shalt sow thy land,
and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: {23:11} 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. {23:12} 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. {23:13} 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.
{23:14} Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the
year. {23:15} 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:) {23:16} 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.
{23:17} Three times in the year all thy males shall appear
before the Lord GOD. {23:18} Thou shalt not offer the
blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the
fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning. {23:19} 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.
{23:20} Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee
in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have
prepared. {23:21} Beware of him, and obey his voice,
provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions:
for my name [is] in him. {23:22} 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. {23:23} 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. {23:24} 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. {23:25} 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.

{23:26} There shall nothing cast their young, nor be
barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
{23:27} 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. {23:28} And I will
send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite,
the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. {23:29} 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. {23:30} By little and little I will drive them
out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the
land. {23:31} 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.
{23:32} Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with
their gods. {23:33} 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.
{24:1} 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. {24:2} And
Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not
come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
{24:3} 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. {24:4} 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. {24:5} And he sent
young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt
offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the
LORD. {24:6} And Moses took half of the blood, and put
[it] in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the
altar. {24:7} 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. {24:8}
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.
{24:9} Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and
Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: {24:10} 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. {24:11} And upon the
nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also
they saw God, and did eat and drink.
{24:12} 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. {24:13} And Moses rose up,
and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount
of God. {24:14} And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here
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and Hur [are] with you: if any man have any matters to do,
let him come unto them. {24:15} And Moses went up into
the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. {24:16} 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. {24:17} 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.

{24:18} 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.
{25:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {25:2}
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. {25:3} And this [is] the offering
which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
{25:4} And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and
goats [hair, ]{25:5} And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’
skins, and shittim wood, {25:6} Oil for the light, spices for
anointing oil, and for sweet incense, {25:7} Onyx stones,
and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
{25:8} And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell
among them. {25:9} 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.
]{25:10} 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. {25:11} 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. {25:12} 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. {25:13} And thou
shalt make staves [of] shittim wood, and overlay them with
gold. {25:14} And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by
the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.

{25:15} The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they
shall not be taken from it. {25:16} And thou shalt put into
the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. {25:17} 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. {25:18} And thou shalt make two
cherubims [of] gold, [of] beaten work shalt thou make them,
in the two ends of the mercy seat. {25:19} 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. {25:20} And the cherubim 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.
{25:21} 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. {25:22} 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.
{25:23} 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.
{25:24} And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make
thereto a crown of gold round about. {25:25} 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. {25:26} 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. {25:27} Over against the border shall
the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.

{25:28} And thou shalt make the staves [of] shittim wood,
and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne
with them. {25:29} 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.
{25:30} And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before
me alway.
{25:31} 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. {25:32} 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: {25:33} 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. {25:34} And in the candlestick [shall be] four
bowls made like unto almonds, [with] their knops and their
flowers. {25:35} 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. {25:36} Their knops and their branches shall be
of the same: all it [shall be] one beaten work [of] pure gold.
{25:37} And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and
they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light
over against it. {25:38} And the tongs thereof, and the
snuffdishes thereof, [shall be of] pure gold. {25:39} [Of] a
talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
{25:40} And look that thou make [them] after their pattern,
which was shewed thee in the mount.
{26:1} 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. {26:2} 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.
{26:3} The five curtains shall be coupled together one to
another; and [other] five curtains [shall be] coupled one to
another. {26:4} 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. {26:5} 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. {26:6} And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold,
and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall
be one tabernacle.
{26:7} And thou shalt make curtains [of] goats’ [hair] to
be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou
make. {26:8} 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. {26:9} 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. {26:10} 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. {26:11} And thou shalt
make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops,
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And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent,
the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside
of the tabernacle. {26:13} 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.

{26:14} And thou shalt make a covering for the tent [of]
rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering above [of] badgers
skins.
{26:15} And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle
[of] shittim wood standing up. {26:16} Ten cubits [shall be]
the length of a board, and a cubit and a half [shall be] the
breadth of one board. {26:17} 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. {26:18} And
thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards
on the south side southward. {26:19} 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. {26:20} And for the
second side of the tabernacle on the north side [there shall
be] twenty boards: {26:21} And their forty sockets [of]
silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under
another board. {26:22} And for the sides of the tabernacle
westward thou shalt make six boards. {26:23} And two
boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in
the two sides. {26:24} 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. {26:25} And they shall be eight
boards, and their sockets [of] silver, sixteen sockets; two
sockets under one board, and two sockets under another
board.
{26:26} And thou shalt make bars [of] shittim wood; five
for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, {26:27}
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. {26:28} And the
middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to
end. {26:29} 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. {26:30} And thou
shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof
which was shewed thee in the mount.
{26:31} 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: {26:32} 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.
{26:33} 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. {26:34} And thou shalt
put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most
holy [place. ]{26:35} 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. {26:36} 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.
{26:37} 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.
{27:1} 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.
{27:2} 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. {27:3} 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. {27:4} 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. {27:5}
And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath,
that the net may be even to the midst of the altar. {27:6}
And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves [of] shittim
wood, and overlay them with brass. {27:7} And the staves
shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the
two sides of the altar, to bear it. {27:8} Hollow with boards
shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so
shall they make [it.
]{27:9} 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: {27:10} 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. {27:11} 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.

{27:12} And [for] the breadth of the court on the west
side [shall be] hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and
their sockets ten. {27:13} And the breadth of the court on
the east side eastward [shall be] fifty cubits. {27:14} The
hangings of one side [of the gate shall be] fifteen cubits:
their pillars three, and their sockets three. {27:15} And on
the other side [shall be] hangings fifteen [cubits:] their
pillars three, and their sockets three.
{27:16} 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. {27:17} All
the pillars round about the court [shall be] filleted with
silver; their hooks [shall be of] silver, and their sockets of
brass.
{27:18} 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.
{27:19} 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.
{27:20} 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. {27:21} 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.
{28:1} 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.
{28:2} And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy
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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. {28:4} 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.

{28:5} And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine linen.
{28:6} And they shall make the ephod [of] gold, [of] blue,
and [of] purple, [of] scarlet, and fine twined linen, with
cunning work. {28:7} It shall have the two shoulderpieces
thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and [so] it shall be
joined together. {28:8} 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. {28:9} And thou shalt take
two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the
children of Israel: {28:10} Six of their names on one stone,
and [the other] six names of the rest on the other stone,
according to their birth. {28:11} 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.
{28:12} 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.
{28:13} And thou shalt make ouches [of] gold; {28:14}
And two chains [of] pure gold at the ends; [of] wreathen
work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains
to the ouches.
{28:15} 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.
{28:16} Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span
[shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the
breadth thereof. {28:17} 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. {28:18} And the second row [shall be] an emerald, a
sapphire, and a diamond. {28:19} And the third row a
ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. {28:20} And the fourth
row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in
gold in their inclosings. {28:21} 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.
{28:22} And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains
at the ends [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold. {28:23} And
thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and
shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
{28:24} And thou shalt put the two wreathen [chains] of
gold in the two rings [which are] on the ends of the
breastplate. {28:25} 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.
{28:26} 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.
{28:27} 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.

{28:28} 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. {28:29} 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.
{28:30} 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.
{28:31} And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all
[of] blue. {28:32} 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.
{28:33} 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: {28:34} A golden bell and a
pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the
hem of the robe round about. {28:35} 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.
{28:36} And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and
grave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS
TO THE LORD. {28:37} 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. {28:38} 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.
{28:39} 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.
{28:40} 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. {28:41} 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. {28:42} And thou shalt make them linen breeches to
cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs
they shall reach: {28:43} 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.
{29:1} 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,
{29:2} And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened
tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil:
[of] wheaten flour shalt thou make them. {29:3} And thou
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with the bullock and the two rams. {29:4} And Aaron and
his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation, and shalt wash them with water. {29:5}
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: {29:6} And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head,
and put the holy crown upon the mitre. {29:7} Then shalt
thou take the anointing oil, and pour [it] upon his head, and
anoint him. {29:8} And thou shalt bring his sons, and put
coats upon them. {29:9} 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. {29:10} 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. {29:11} And
thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, [by] the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation. {29:12} 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. {29:13} 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. {29:14} 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.

{29:15} Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his
sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram. {29:16}
And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood,
and sprinkle [it] round about upon the altar. {29:17} 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. {29:18} 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.
{29:19} And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and
his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
{29:20} 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. {29:21}
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.
{29:22} 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: {29:23} 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: {29:24} 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. {29:25} 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. {29:26} 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. {29:27} 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: {29:28} 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.

{29:29} And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his
sons’ after him, to be anointed therein, and to be
consecrated in them. {29:30} [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.
]{29:31} And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration,
and seethe his flesh in the holy place. {29:32} 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. {29:33} 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. {29:34} 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. {29:35} 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. {29:36} 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. {29:37} 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.

{29:38} Now this [is that] which thou shalt offer upon the
altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
{29:39} The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and
the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: {29:40} 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. {29:41} 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. {29:42} [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. {29:43} And there
I will meet with the children of Israel, and [the tabernacle]
shall be sanctified by my glory. {29:44} 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.
{29:45} And I will dwell among the children of Israel,
and will be their God. {29:46} 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.
{30:1} And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon:
[of] shittim wood shalt thou make it. {30:2} 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. {30:3} 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. {30:4} And
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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. {30:5} And thou shalt make the staves [of]
shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. {30:6} 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. {30:7} And Aaron
shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he
dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. {30:8}
And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn
incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD
throughout your generations. {30:9} Ye shall offer no
strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat
offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.

{30:10} 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.
{30:11} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{30:12} 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. {30:13} 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. {30:14}
Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from
twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the
LORD. {30:15} 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. {30:16} 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.
{30:17} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{30:18} 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. {30:19} For Aaron and his
sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: {30:20}
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: {30:21} 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.
{30:22} Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{30:23} 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, ]{30:24}
And of cassia five hundred [shekels,] after the shekel of the
sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: {30:25} 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.
{30:26} And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the
congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
{30:27} And the table and all his vessels, and the
candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense, {30:28}
And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the
laver and his foot. {30:29} And thou shalt sanctify them,
that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall
be holy. {30:30} And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons,
and consecrate them, that [they] may minister unto me in
the priest’s office. {30:31} And thou shalt speak unto the
children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil
unto me throughout your generations. {30:32} 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. {30:33} Whosoever compoundeth
[any] like it, or whosoever putteth [any] of it upon a
stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.

{30:34} 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: ]{30:35} And thou shalt make it a perfume, a
confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered
together, pure [and] holy: {30:36} 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. {30:37} 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. {30:38} Whosoever shall
make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off
from his people.
{31:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {31:2}
See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son
of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: {31:3} And I have filled him
with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and
in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, {31:4}
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and
in brass, {31:5} And in cutting of stones, to set [them,] and
in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
{31:6} 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; {31:7} 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, {31:8} And the table and his furniture,
and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar
of incense, {31:9} And the altar of burnt offering with all
his furniture, and the laver and his foot, {31:10} 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, {31:11} And the anointing oil, and sweet
incense for the holy [place:] according to all that I have
commanded thee shall they do.
{31:12} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{31:13} 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. {31:14} 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. {31:15} 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. {31:16} Wherefore the children
of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath
throughout their generations, [for] a perpetual covenant.
{31:17} It [is] a sign between me and the children of Israel
for ever: for [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth,
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{31:18} 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.
{32:1} 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. {32:2} 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. {32:3} And all the people brake off
the golden earrings which [were] in their ears, and brought
[them] unto Aaron. {32:4} 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.
{32:5} 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. {32:6} 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.
{32:7} 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: ]{32:8} 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. {32:9} And the LORD said unto
Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it [is] a
stiffnecked people: {32:10} 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.
{32:11} 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? {32:12} 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.
{32:13} 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. {32:14} And the
LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his
people.
{32:15} 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. {32:16} And
the tables [were] the work of God, and the writing [was] the
writing of God, graven upon the tables. {32:17} 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. {32:18}
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.
{32:19} 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. {32:20} 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. ]{32:21} And
Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that
thou hast brought so great a sin upon them? {32:22} And
Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou
knowest the people, that they are [set] on mischief. {32:23}
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.

{32:24} 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.
{32:25} And when Moses saw that the people [were]
naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto [their] shame
among their enemies:) {32:26} 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. {32:27} 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.
{32:28} And the children of Levi did according to the word
of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three
thousand men. {32:29} 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.
{32:30} 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. {32:31} And Moses returned unto
the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin,
and have made them gods of gold. {32:32} Yet now, if thou
wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out
of thy book which thou hast written. {32:33} And the
LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me,
him will I blot out of my book. {32:34} 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.
{32:35} And the LORD plagued the people, because they
made the calf, which Aaron made.
{33:1} 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: {33:2} 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: {33:3} 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.
{33:4} And when the people heard these evil tidings, they
mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. {33:5}
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. {33:6} And the children of Israel stripped
themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb. {33:7}
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the
camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle
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which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the
congregation, which [was] without the camp. {33:8} 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. {33:9} 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. {33:10} 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. {33:11}
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.

{33:12} 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. {33:13} 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. {33:14} And he said, My
presence shall go [with thee,] and I will give thee rest.
{33:15} And he said unto him, If thy presence go not [with
me,] carry us not up hence. {33:16} 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. {33:17} 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. {33:18} And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy
glory. {33:19} 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.
{33:20} And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there
shall no man see me, and live. {33:21} And the LORD said,
Behold, [there is] a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a
rock: {33:22} 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: {33:23} And I
will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts:
but my face shall not be seen.
{34:1} 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. {34:2} 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. {34:3} 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.
{34:4} 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. {34:5} And the
LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there,
and proclaimed the name of the LORD. {34:6} And the
LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD,
The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and
abundant in goodness and truth, {34:7} 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.
]{34:8} And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward
the earth, and worshipped. {34:9} 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.

{34:10} 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. {34:11} 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. {34:12}
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: {34:13} But ye shall destroy their
altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
{34:14} For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD,
whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God: {34:15} 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;
{34:16} 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. {34:17} Thou shalt
make thee no molten gods.
{34:18} 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. {34:19} All that
openeth the matrix [is] mine; and every firstling among thy
cattle, [whether] ox or sheep, [that is male. ]{34:20} 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.
{34:21} Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day
thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.
{34:22} And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the
firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at
the year’s end.
{34:23} Thrice in the year shall all your men children
appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. {34:24} 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. {34:25} 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. {34:26} 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. {34:27} 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. {34:28} 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.
{34:29} 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
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talked with him. {34:30} 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. {34:31} And
Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the
congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with
them. {34:32} 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. {34:33} And [till]
Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his
face. {34:34} 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. {34:35} 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.

{35:1} 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. {35:2} 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. {35:3} Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your
habitations upon the sabbath day.
{35:4} And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the
children of Israel, saying, This [is] the thing which the
LORD commanded, saying, {35:5} 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, {35:6} And blue, and purple, and scarlet,
and fine linen, and goats’ [hair, ]{35:7} And rams’ skins
dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood, {35:8} And
oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the
sweet incense, {35:9} And onyx stones, and stones to be set
for the ephod, and for the breastplate. {35:10} And every
wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the
LORD hath commanded; {35:11} The tabernacle, his tent,
and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his
pillars, and his sockets, {35:12} The ark, and the staves
thereof, [with] the mercy seat, and the vail of the covering,
{35:13} The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and
the shewbread, {35:14} The candlestick also for the light,
and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light,
{35:15} 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, {35:16} The altar
of burnt offering, with his brasen grate, his staves, and all
his vessels, the laver and his foot, {35:17} The hangings of
the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for
the door of the court, {35:18} The pins of the tabernacle,
and the pins of the court, and their cords, {35:19} 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.
{35:20} And all the congregation of the children of Israel
departed from the presence of Moses. {35:21} 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. {35:22} 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. {35:23} 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. ]{35:24} 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. ]{35:25} 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. {35:26} And all the
women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats’
[hair. ]{35:27} And the rulers brought onyx stones, and
stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate;

{35:28} And spice, and oil for the light, and for the
anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. {35:29} 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.
{35:30} 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; {35:31} And he hath filled
him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding,
and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
{35:32} And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and
in silver, and in brass, {35:33} And in the cutting of stones,
to set [them,] and in carving of wood, to make any manner
of cunning work. {35:34} And he hath put in his heart that
he may teach, [both] he, and Aholiab, the son of
Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. {35:35} 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.
{36:1} 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. {36:2} 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: {36:3} 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. {36:4} And all the wise
men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every
man from his work which they made;
{36:5} 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. {36:6} 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. {36:7} For the
stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and
too much.
{36:8} 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. {36:9} 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. {36:10} And he coupled the five curtains one unto
another: and [the other] five curtains he coupled one unto
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one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he
made in the uttermost side of [another] curtain, in the
coupling of the second. {36:12} 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. {36:13} And he made fifty taches
of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the
taches: so it became one tabernacle.

{36:14} And he made curtains [of] goats’ [hair] for the
tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.
{36:15} The length of one curtain [was] thirty cubits, and
four cubits [was] the breadth of one curtain: the eleven
curtains [were] of one size. {36:16} And he coupled five
curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
{36:17} 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. {36:18} And
he made fifty taches [of] brass to couple the tent together,
that it might be one. {36:19} And he made a covering for
the tent [of] rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering [of]
badgers’ skins above [that.
]{36:20} And he made boards for the tabernacle [of]
shittim wood, standing up. {36:21} The length of a board
[was] ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a
half. {36:22} One board had two tenons, equally distant one
from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the
tabernacle. {36:23} And he made boards for the tabernacle;
twenty boards for the south side southward: {36:24} 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. {36:25} And for the
other side of the tabernacle, [which is] toward the north
corner, he made twenty boards, {36:26} And their forty
sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two
sockets under another board. {36:27} And for the sides of
the tabernacle westward he made six boards. {36:28} And
two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the
two sides. {36:29} 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. {36:30} And there were
eight boards; and their sockets [were] sixteen sockets of
silver, under every board two sockets.

{36:31} And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the
boards of the one side of the tabernacle, {36:32} 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. {36:33} And he made the middle bar to shoot
through the boards from the one end to the other. {36:34}
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.
{36:35} And he made a vail [of] blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine twined linen: [with] cherubims made he it
of cunning work. {36:36} 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.
{36:37} And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door
[of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of
needlework; {36:38} 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.
{37:1} 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:

{37:2} And he overlaid it with pure gold within and
without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. {37:3}
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. {37:4} And he made staves
[of] shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold. {37:5} And
he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to
bear the ark.
{37:6} 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. {37:7} And he made two
cherubims [of] gold, beaten out of one piece made he them,
on the two ends of the mercy seat; {37:8} 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. {37:9} 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.
{37:10} 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: {37:11}
And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a
crown of gold round about. {37:12} Also he made thereunto
a border of an handbreadth round about; and made a crown
of gold for the border thereof round about. {37:13} And he
cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four
corners that [were] in the four feet thereof. {37:14} Over
against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to
bear the table. {37:15} And he made the staves [of] shittim
wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
{37:16} 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.
{37:17} 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: {37:18} 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: {37:19} 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. {37:20} And in the candlestick [were] four
bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:
{37:21} 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. {37:22} Their knops and their branches were of
the same: all of it [was] one beaten work [of] pure gold.
{37:23} And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and
his snuffdishes, [of] pure gold. {37:24} [Of] a talent of pure
gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.
{37:25} 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. {37:26} 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. {37:27} And he made two rings
of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of
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bear it withal. {37:28} And he made the staves [of] shittim
wood, and overlaid them with gold.

{37:29} And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure
incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the
apothecary.
{38:1} 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. {38:2} 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. {38:3} 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. {38:4} And he made for
the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass
thereof beneath unto the midst of it. {38:5} And he cast four
rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, [to be] places
for the staves. {38:6} And he made the staves [of] shittim
wood, and overlaid them with brass. {38:7} 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.
{38:8} 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.
{38:9} And he made the court: on the south side
southward the hangings of the court [were of] fine twined
linen, an hundred cubits: {38:10} Their pillars [were]
twenty, and their brasen sockets twenty; the hooks of the
pillars and their fillets [were of] silver. {38:11} 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. {38:12} 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. {38:13} And for the east side eastward
fifty cubits. {38:14} The hangings of the one side [of the
gate were] fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their
sockets three. {38:15} 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. {38:16}
All the hangings of the court round about [were] of fine
twined linen. {38:17} 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. {38:18} 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.
{38:19} 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. {38:20} And all
the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about,
[were of] brass.
{38:21} 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. {38:22} And
Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses. {38:23}
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. {38:24} 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. {38:25}
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: {38:26} 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. ]{38:27} 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. {38:28} And of the
thousand seven hundred seventy and five [shekels] he made
hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and
filleted them. {38:29} And the brass of the offering [was]
seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

{38:30} 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,
{38:31} 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.
{39:1} 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. {39:2} And he made the ephod [of] gold, blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. {39:3} 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. {39:4} They
made shoulderpieces for it, to couple [it] together: by the
two edges was it coupled together. {39:5} 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.
{39:6} And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches
of gold, graven, as signets are graven, with the names of the
children of Israel. {39:7} 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.
{39:8} 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. {39:9} It was foursquare;
they made the breastplate double: a span [was] the length
thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, [being] doubled.
{39:10} 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. {39:11} And the second row, an emerald, a
sapphire, and a diamond. {39:12} And the third row, a
ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. {39:13} And the fourth
row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: [they were] inclosed in
ouches of gold in their inclosings. {39:14} 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. {39:15} And they made upon the breastplate chains
at the ends, [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold. {39:16} And
they made two ouches [of] gold, and two gold rings; and put
the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate. {39:17}
And they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two
rings on the ends of the breastplate. {39:18} And the two
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ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod,
before it. {39:19} 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. {39:20}
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. {39:21} 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.

{39:22} And he made the robe of the ephod [of] woven
work, all [of] blue. {39:23} 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. {39:24} And
they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates [of]
blue, and purple, and scarlet, [and] twined [linen. ]{39:25}
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; {39:26} 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.
{39:27} And they made coats [of] fine linen [of] woven
work for Aaron, and for his sons, {39:28} And a mitre [of]
fine linen, and goodly bonnets [of] fine linen, and linen
breeches [of] fine twined linen, {39:29} And a girdle [of]
fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, [of]
needlework; as the LORD commanded Moses.
{39:30} 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.
{39:31} And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten [it] on
high upon the mitre; as the LORD commanded Moses.
{39:32} 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.
{39:33} 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, {39:34} And the covering of
rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers’ skins,
and the vail of the covering, {39:35} The ark of the
testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,
{39:36} The table, [and] all the vessels thereof, and the
shewbread, {39:37} 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, {39:38} And the
golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense,
and the hanging for the tabernacle door, {39:39} The brasen
altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels,
the laver and his foot, {39:40} 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,
{39:41} 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. {39:42}
According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the
children of Israel made all the work. {39:43} And Moses
did look upon all the work, and, behold, they have done it as
the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and
Moses blessed them.
{40:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {40:2}
On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the
tabernacle of the tent of the congregation. {40:3} And thou
shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark
with the vail. {40:4} 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. {40:5} 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. {40:6} And thou shalt set the
altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle
of the tent of the congregation. {40:7} And thou shalt set
the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar,
and shalt put water therein. {40:8} And thou shalt set up the
court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court
gate. {40:9} 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.
{40:10} 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. {40:11} And thou shalt anoint
the laver and his foot, and sanctify it. {40:12} And thou
shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
{40:13} 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. {40:14} And thou shalt bring his
sons, and clothe them with coats: {40:15} 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. {40:16} Thus did Moses: according to all that
the LORD commanded him, so did he.
{40:17} 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. {40:18} 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.
{40:19} And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle,
and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD
commanded Moses.
{40:20} 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: {40:21} 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.
{40:22} And he put the table in the tent of the
congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward,
without the vail. {40:23} And he set the bread in order upon
it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
{40:24} And he put the candlestick in the tent of the
congregation, over against the table, on the side of the
tabernacle southward. {40:25} And he lighted the lamps
before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
{40:26} And he put the golden altar in the tent of the
congregation before the vail: {40:27} And he burnt sweet
incense thereon; as the LORD commanded Moses.
{40:28} And he set up the hanging [at] the door of the
tabernacle. {40:29} 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
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cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest
know how that the earth [is] the LORD’S. {9:30} But as for
thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the
LORD God. {9:31} And the flax and the barley was
smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax [was]
bolled. {9:32} But the wheat and the rie were not smitten:
for they [were] not grown up. {9:33} 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. {9:34} 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. {9:35} And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened,
neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD
had spoken by Moses.

{10:1} 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:
{10:2} 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. {10:3} 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. {10:4} Else, if thou refuse to let my people go,
behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
{10:5} 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: {10:6} 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. {10:7} 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? {10:8} 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? {10:9} 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. {10:10} 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. {10:11} 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.
{10:12} 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. {10:13} 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. {10:14} 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.
{10:15} 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.
{10:16} Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in
haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your
God, and against you. {10:17} 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.
{10:18} And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the
LORD. {10:19} 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. {10:20} But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart,
so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
{10:21} 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.
{10:22} And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven;
and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three
days: {10:23} 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.
{10:24} 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. {10:25} And
Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt
offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
{10:26} 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.
{10:27} But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he
would not let them go. {10:28} 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.
{10:29} And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see
thy face again no more.
{11:1} 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. {11:2}
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. {11:3} 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. {11:4} And Moses said, Thus saith the
LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of
Egypt: {11:5} 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. {11:6} 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.
{11:7} 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. {11:8} 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. {11:9} And the LORD said unto Moses,
Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may
be multiplied in the land of Egypt. {11:10} And Moses and
Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD
hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the
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{12:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in
the land of Egypt, saying, {12:2} This month [shall be] unto
you the beginning of months: it [shall be] the first month of
the year to you.
{12:3} 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: {12:4} 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. {12:5} Your lamb shall be without
blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take [it] out from
the sheep, or from the goats: {12:6} 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. {12:7} 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. {12:8} And they shall eat
the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread;
[and] with bitter [herbs] they shall eat it. {12:9} 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. {12:10}
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.
{12:11} 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. {12:12}
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. {12:13} 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. {12:14} 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. {12:15} 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. {12:16} 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. {12:17} 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.
{12:18} 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. {12:19} 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. {12:20} Ye shall eat
nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat
unleavened bread.
{12:21} 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. {12:22} 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. {12:23} 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.
]{12:24} And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to
thee and to thy sons for ever. {12:25} 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. {12:26} And it shall come to pass, when your
children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?

{12:27} 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. {12:28} And the children of Israel went
away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and
Aaron, so did they.
{12:29} 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. {12:30} 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.
{12:31} 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. {12:32} Also take your flocks and your
herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
{12:33} 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. ]{12:34} And the people took
their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs
being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
{12:35} 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: {12:36} 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.
{12:37} And the children of Israel journeyed from
Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot
[that were] men, beside children. {12:38} And a mixed
multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds,
[even] very much cattle. {12:39} 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.
{12:40} Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who
dwelt in Egypt, [was] four hundred and thirty years.
{12:41} 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.
{12:42} 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.
{12:43} And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This
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eat thereof: {12:44} But every man’s servant that is bought
for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he
eat thereof. {12:45} A foreigner and an hired servant shall
not eat thereof. {12:46} 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. {12:47} All the
congregation of Israel shall keep it. {12:48} 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. {12:49} One law shall be to him that is homeborn,
and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. {12:50}
Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD
commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {12:51} 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.

{13:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {13:2}
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the
womb among the children of Israel, [both] of man and of
beast: it [is] mine.
{13:3} 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.
{13:4} This day came ye out in the month Abib.
{13:5} 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.
{13:6} Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in
the seventh day [shall be] a feast to the LORD. {13:7}
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.
{13:8} 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. {13:9} 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. {13:10} Thou shalt therefore keep this
ordinance in his season from year to year.
{13:11} 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, {13:12} 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. {13:13} 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.
{13:14} 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: {13:15} 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. {13:16} 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.

{13:17} 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: {13:18} 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. {13:19} 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.
{13:20} And they took their journey from Succoth, and
encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. {13:21}
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: {13:22} He took
not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire
by night, [from] before the people.
{14:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {14:2}
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.
{14:3} For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They
[are] entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
{14:4} 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.
{14:5} 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? {14:6} And he
made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
{14:7} And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the
chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
{14:8} 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. {14:9} 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.
{14:10} 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. {14:11} 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? {14:12} [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.
{14:13} 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. {14:14} The
LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
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criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that
they go forward: {14:16} 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. {14:17} 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. {14:18} 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.

{14:19} 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: {14:20} 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. {14:21}
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. {14:22} 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.
{14:23} 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. {14:24} 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, {14:25} 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.
{14:26} 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. {14:27} 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.
{14:28} 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. {14:29} 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. {14:30}
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the
Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea
shore. {14:31} 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.
{15:1} 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. {15:2} 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. {15:3} The LORD [is] a man of
war: the LORD [is] his name. {15:4} Pharaoh’s chariots
and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains
also are drowned in the Red sea. {15:5} The depths have
covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. {15:6}
Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy
right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
{15:7} 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. {15:8}
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. {15:9} 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. {15:10} Thou didst
blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead
in the mighty waters. {15:11} Who [is] like unto thee, O
LORD, among the gods? who [is] like thee, glorious in
holiness, fearful [in] praises, doing wonders? {15:12} Thou
stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

{15:13} Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people [which]
thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided [them] in thy strength
unto thy holy habitation. {15:14} The people shall hear,
[and] be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of
Palestina. {15:15} 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.
{15:16} 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. {15:17} 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. {15:18} The LORD shall reign for ever and
ever. {15:19} 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.
{15:20} 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. {15:21} 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. {15:22} 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.
{15:23} 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. {15:24} And the
people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we
drink? {15:25} 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,
{15:26} 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.
{15:27} And they came to Elim, where [were] twelve
wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they
encamped there by the waters.
{16:1} 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. {16:2} And the whole congregation of
the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in
the wilderness: {16:3} And the children of Israel said unto
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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.

{16:4} 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. {16:5} 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. {16:6} 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: {16:7}
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?
{16:8} 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.
{16:9} 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. {16:10} 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.
{16:11} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{16:12} 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. {16:13} 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. {16:14} 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.
{16:15} 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.
{16:16} 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. {16:17} And the children of Israel did so, and
gathered, some more, some less. {16:18} 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. {16:19} And
Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. {16:20}
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. {16:21} And they
gathered it every morning, every man according to his
eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
{16:22} 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.
{16:23} 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. {16:24} And they
laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not
stink, neither was there any worm therein. {16:25} 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. {16:26}
Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, [which
is] the sabbath, in it there shall be none.

{16:27} And it came to pass, [that] there went out [some]
of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they
found none. {16:28} And the LORD said unto Moses, How
long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
{16:29} 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. {16:30} So the people rested
on the seventh day. {16:31} 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.
{16:32} 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. {16:33} 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.
{16:34} As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it
up before the Testimony, to be kept. {16:35} 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. {16:36} Now an omer
[is] the tenth [part] of an ephah.
{17:1} 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. {17:2} 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? {17:3} 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?
{17:4} And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall
I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
{17:5} 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. {17:6} 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. {17:7} 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?
{17:8} Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in
Rephidim. {17:9} 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. {17:10} 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. {17:11} And it came to pass, when
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let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. {17:12} 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. {17:13} And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his
people with the edge of the sword. {17:14} 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. {17:15}
And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:
{17:16} For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn
[that] the LORD [will have] war with Amalek from
generation to generation.

{18:1} 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; {18:2} Then Jethro, Moses’ father in law,
took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,
{18:3} 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: {18:4} 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: {18:5} 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: {18:6} And he said unto Moses, I thy
father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and
her two sons with her.
{18:7} 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. {18:8} 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. {18:9} 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. {18:10} 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.
{18:11} Now I know that the LORD [is] greater than all
gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly [he was]
above them. {18:12} 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.
{18:13} 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. {18:14} 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? {18:15} And Moses said unto his father in law,
Because the people come unto me to enquire of God:
{18:16} 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. {18:17} And Moses’
father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest [is]
not good. {18:18} 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.
{18:19} 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:
{18:20} 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. {18:21} 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: {18:22} 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. {18:23} 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. {18:24} So Moses hearkened to the voice of
his father in law, and did all that he had said. {18:25} 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. {18:26} And
they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they
brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged
themselves.
{18:27} And Moses let his father in law depart; and he
went his way into his own land.
{19:1} 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. {19:2} 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. {19:3} 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; {19:4} Ye have seen what I did unto
the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you on eagles’ wings, and
brought you unto myself. {19:5} 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: {19:6} 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.
{19:7} And Moses came and called for the elders of the
people, and laid before their faces all these words which the
LORD commanded him. {19:8} 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. {19:9} 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.
{19:10} And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the
people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let
them wash their clothes, {19:11} 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. {19:12} 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: {19:13} 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.
{19:14} And Moses went down from the mount unto the
people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their
clothes. {19:15} And he said unto the people, Be ready
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{19:16} 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. {19:17} And Moses brought forth the people out
of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether
part of the mount. {19:18} 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. {19:19} And when the
voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and
louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
{19:20} 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. {19:21} 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. {19:22} And let the priests also, which come
near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD
break forth upon them. {19:23} 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. {19:24} 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. {19:25} So Moses went down unto the people,
and spake unto them.
{20:1} And God spake all these words, saying, {20:2} I
[am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of
the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. {20:3} Thou
shalt have no other gods before me. {20:4} 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: {20:5}
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; {20:6} And
shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and
keep my commandments. {20:7} 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. {20:8}
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. {20:9} Six days
shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: {20:10} 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: {20:11}
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.
{20:12} Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days
may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee. {20:13} Thou shalt not kill. {20:14} Thou shalt not
commit adultery. {20:15} Thou shalt not steal. {20:16}
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
{20:17} 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.
{20:18} 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. {20:19} And they said unto Moses, Speak
thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with
us, lest we die. {20:20} 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. {20:21} And the
people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick
darkness where God [was.

]{20:22} 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. {20:23} Ye shall not make
with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods
of gold.

{20:24} 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.
{20:25} 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. {20:26} Neither shalt thou go
up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not
discovered thereon.
{21:1} Now these [are] the judgments which thou shalt
set before them. {21:2} If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six
years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free
for nothing. {21:3} If he came in by himself, he shall go out
by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out
with him. {21:4} 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. {21:5} And if the servant shall plainly say, I love
my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
{21:6} 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.
{21:7} And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant,
she shall not go out as the menservants do. {21:8} 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. {21:9} And if he have betrothed her
unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of
daughters. {21:10} If he take him another [wife;] her food,
her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
{21:11} And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she
go out free without money.
{21:12} He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be
surely put to death. {21:13} 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. {21:14} 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.
{21:15} And he that smiteth his father, or his mother,
shall be surely put to death.
{21:16} And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if
he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
{21:17} And he that curseth his father, or his mother,
shall surely be put to death.
{21:18} And if men strive together, and one smite another
with a stone, or with [his] fist, and he die not, but keepeth
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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.

{21:20} And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with
a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely
punished. {21:21} Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or
two, he shall not be punished: for he [is] his money.
{21:22} 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. ]{21:23} And if [any] mischief follow, then
thou shalt give life for life, {21:24} Eye for eye, tooth for
tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, {21:25} Burning for
burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
{21:26} 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. {21:27} 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.
{21:28} 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. {21:29} 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. {21:30} 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. {21:31}
Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter,
according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.
{21:32} 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.
{21:33} 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;
{21:34} The owner of the pit shall make [it] good, [and]
give money unto the owner of them; and the dead [beast]
shall be his.
{21:35} 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. {21:36} 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.
{22:1} 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.
{22:2} If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that
he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him. {22:3} 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. {22:4} If the
theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox,
or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
{22:5} 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.
{22:6} 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.
{22:7} 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. {22:8} 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. {22:9} 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. {22:10} 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: ]{22:11} [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. {22:12} And if it
be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner
thereof. {22:13} If it be torn in pieces, [then] let him bring
it [for] witness, [and] he shall not make good that which
was torn.
{22:14} 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. {22:15} [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.
{22:16} And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed,
and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
{22:17} If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he
shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
{22:18} Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
{22:19} Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put
to death.
{22:20} He that sacrificeth unto [any] god, save unto the
LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
{22:21} Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress
him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
{22:22} Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless
child. {22:23} If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry
at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; {22:24} And my
wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and
your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
{22:25} 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. {22:26} If thou at all take
thy neighbour’s raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto
him by that the sun goeth down: {22:27} 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.
{22:28} Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler
of thy people.
{22:29} Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe
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give unto me. {22:30} 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.

{22:31} 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.
{23:1} Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine
hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
{23:2} Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil;
neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to
wrest [judgment:
]{23:3} Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his
cause.

{23:4} If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going
astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. {23:5} 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. {23:6} Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of
thy poor in his cause. {23:7} Keep thee far from a false
matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I
will not justify the wicked.
{23:8} And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth
the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
{23:9} Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know
the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land
of Egypt. {23:10} And six years thou shalt sow thy land,
and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: {23:11} 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. {23:12} 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. {23:13} 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.
{23:14} Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the
year. {23:15} 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:) {23:16} 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.
{23:17} Three times in the year all thy males shall appear
before the Lord GOD. {23:18} Thou shalt not offer the
blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the
fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning. {23:19} 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.
{23:20} Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee
in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have
prepared. {23:21} Beware of him, and obey his voice,
provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions:
for my name [is] in him. {23:22} 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. {23:23} 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. {23:24} 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. {23:25} 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.

{23:26} There shall nothing cast their young, nor be
barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
{23:27} 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. {23:28} And I will
send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite,
the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. {23:29} 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. {23:30} By little and little I will drive them
out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the
land. {23:31} 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.
{23:32} Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with
their gods. {23:33} 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.
{24:1} 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. {24:2} And
Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not
come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
{24:3} 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. {24:4} 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. {24:5} And he sent
young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt
offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the
LORD. {24:6} And Moses took half of the blood, and put
[it] in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the
altar. {24:7} 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. {24:8}
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.
{24:9} Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and
Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: {24:10} 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. {24:11} And upon the
nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also
they saw God, and did eat and drink.
{24:12} 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. {24:13} And Moses rose up,
and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount
of God. {24:14} And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here
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and Hur [are] with you: if any man have any matters to do,
let him come unto them. {24:15} And Moses went up into
the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. {24:16} 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. {24:17} 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.

{24:18} 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.
{25:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {25:2}
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. {25:3} And this [is] the offering
which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
{25:4} And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and
goats [hair, ]{25:5} And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’
skins, and shittim wood, {25:6} Oil for the light, spices for
anointing oil, and for sweet incense, {25:7} Onyx stones,
and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
{25:8} And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell
among them. {25:9} 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.
]{25:10} 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. {25:11} 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. {25:12} 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. {25:13} And thou
shalt make staves [of] shittim wood, and overlay them with
gold. {25:14} And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by
the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.

{25:15} The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they
shall not be taken from it. {25:16} And thou shalt put into
the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. {25:17} 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. {25:18} And thou shalt make two
cherubims [of] gold, [of] beaten work shalt thou make them,
in the two ends of the mercy seat. {25:19} 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. {25:20} And the cherubim 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.
{25:21} 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. {25:22} 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.
{25:23} 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.
{25:24} And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make
thereto a crown of gold round about. {25:25} 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. {25:26} 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. {25:27} Over against the border shall
the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.

{25:28} And thou shalt make the staves [of] shittim wood,
and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne
with them. {25:29} 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.
{25:30} And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before
me alway.
{25:31} 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. {25:32} 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: {25:33} 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. {25:34} And in the candlestick [shall be] four
bowls made like unto almonds, [with] their knops and their
flowers. {25:35} 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. {25:36} Their knops and their branches shall be
of the same: all it [shall be] one beaten work [of] pure gold.
{25:37} And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and
they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light
over against it. {25:38} And the tongs thereof, and the
snuffdishes thereof, [shall be of] pure gold. {25:39} [Of] a
talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
{25:40} And look that thou make [them] after their pattern,
which was shewed thee in the mount.
{26:1} 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. {26:2} 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.
{26:3} The five curtains shall be coupled together one to
another; and [other] five curtains [shall be] coupled one to
another. {26:4} 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. {26:5} 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. {26:6} And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold,
and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall
be one tabernacle.
{26:7} And thou shalt make curtains [of] goats’ [hair] to
be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou
make. {26:8} 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. {26:9} 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. {26:10} 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. {26:11} And thou shalt
make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops,
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And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent,
the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside
of the tabernacle. {26:13} 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.

{26:14} And thou shalt make a covering for the tent [of]
rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering above [of] badgers
skins.
{26:15} And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle
[of] shittim wood standing up. {26:16} Ten cubits [shall be]
the length of a board, and a cubit and a half [shall be] the
breadth of one board. {26:17} 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. {26:18} And
thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards
on the south side southward. {26:19} 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. {26:20} And for the
second side of the tabernacle on the north side [there shall
be] twenty boards: {26:21} And their forty sockets [of]
silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under
another board. {26:22} And for the sides of the tabernacle
westward thou shalt make six boards. {26:23} And two
boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in
the two sides. {26:24} 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. {26:25} And they shall be eight
boards, and their sockets [of] silver, sixteen sockets; two
sockets under one board, and two sockets under another
board.
{26:26} And thou shalt make bars [of] shittim wood; five
for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, {26:27}
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. {26:28} And the
middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to
end. {26:29} 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. {26:30} And thou
shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof
which was shewed thee in the mount.
{26:31} 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: {26:32} 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.
{26:33} 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. {26:34} And thou shalt
put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most
holy [place. ]{26:35} 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. {26:36} 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.
{26:37} 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.
{27:1} 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.
{27:2} 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. {27:3} 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. {27:4} 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. {27:5}
And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath,
that the net may be even to the midst of the altar. {27:6}
And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves [of] shittim
wood, and overlay them with brass. {27:7} And the staves
shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the
two sides of the altar, to bear it. {27:8} Hollow with boards
shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so
shall they make [it.
]{27:9} 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: {27:10} 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. {27:11} 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.

{27:12} And [for] the breadth of the court on the west
side [shall be] hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and
their sockets ten. {27:13} And the breadth of the court on
the east side eastward [shall be] fifty cubits. {27:14} The
hangings of one side [of the gate shall be] fifteen cubits:
their pillars three, and their sockets three. {27:15} And on
the other side [shall be] hangings fifteen [cubits:] their
pillars three, and their sockets three.
{27:16} 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. {27:17} All
the pillars round about the court [shall be] filleted with
silver; their hooks [shall be of] silver, and their sockets of
brass.
{27:18} 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.
{27:19} 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.
{27:20} 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. {27:21} 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.
{28:1} 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.
{28:2} And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy
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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. {28:4} 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.

{28:5} And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine linen.
{28:6} And they shall make the ephod [of] gold, [of] blue,
and [of] purple, [of] scarlet, and fine twined linen, with
cunning work. {28:7} It shall have the two shoulderpieces
thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and [so] it shall be
joined together. {28:8} 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. {28:9} And thou shalt take
two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the
children of Israel: {28:10} Six of their names on one stone,
and [the other] six names of the rest on the other stone,
according to their birth. {28:11} 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.
{28:12} 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.
{28:13} And thou shalt make ouches [of] gold; {28:14}
And two chains [of] pure gold at the ends; [of] wreathen
work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains
to the ouches.
{28:15} 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.
{28:16} Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span
[shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the
breadth thereof. {28:17} 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. {28:18} And the second row [shall be] an emerald, a
sapphire, and a diamond. {28:19} And the third row a
ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. {28:20} And the fourth
row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in
gold in their inclosings. {28:21} 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.
{28:22} And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains
at the ends [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold. {28:23} And
thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and
shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
{28:24} And thou shalt put the two wreathen [chains] of
gold in the two rings [which are] on the ends of the
breastplate. {28:25} 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.
{28:26} 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.
{28:27} 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.

{28:28} 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. {28:29} 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.
{28:30} 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.
{28:31} And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all
[of] blue. {28:32} 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.
{28:33} 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: {28:34} A golden bell and a
pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the
hem of the robe round about. {28:35} 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.
{28:36} And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and
grave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS
TO THE LORD. {28:37} 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. {28:38} 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.
{28:39} 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.
{28:40} 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. {28:41} 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. {28:42} And thou shalt make them linen breeches to
cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs
they shall reach: {28:43} 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.
{29:1} 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,
{29:2} And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened
tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil:
[of] wheaten flour shalt thou make them. {29:3} And thou
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with the bullock and the two rams. {29:4} And Aaron and
his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation, and shalt wash them with water. {29:5}
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: {29:6} And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head,
and put the holy crown upon the mitre. {29:7} Then shalt
thou take the anointing oil, and pour [it] upon his head, and
anoint him. {29:8} And thou shalt bring his sons, and put
coats upon them. {29:9} 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. {29:10} 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. {29:11} And
thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, [by] the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation. {29:12} 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. {29:13} 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. {29:14} 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.

{29:15} Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his
sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram. {29:16}
And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood,
and sprinkle [it] round about upon the altar. {29:17} 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. {29:18} 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.
{29:19} And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and
his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
{29:20} 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. {29:21}
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.
{29:22} 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: {29:23} 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: {29:24} 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. {29:25} 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. {29:26} 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. {29:27} 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: {29:28} 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.

{29:29} And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his
sons’ after him, to be anointed therein, and to be
consecrated in them. {29:30} [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.
]{29:31} And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration,
and seethe his flesh in the holy place. {29:32} 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. {29:33} 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. {29:34} 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. {29:35} 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. {29:36} 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. {29:37} 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.

{29:38} Now this [is that] which thou shalt offer upon the
altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
{29:39} The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and
the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: {29:40} 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. {29:41} 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. {29:42} [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. {29:43} And there
I will meet with the children of Israel, and [the tabernacle]
shall be sanctified by my glory. {29:44} 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.
{29:45} And I will dwell among the children of Israel,
and will be their God. {29:46} 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.
{30:1} And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon:
[of] shittim wood shalt thou make it. {30:2} 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. {30:3} 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. {30:4} And
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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. {30:5} And thou shalt make the staves [of]
shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. {30:6} 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. {30:7} And Aaron
shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he
dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. {30:8}
And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn
incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD
throughout your generations. {30:9} Ye shall offer no
strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat
offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.

{30:10} 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.
{30:11} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{30:12} 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. {30:13} 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. {30:14}
Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from
twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the
LORD. {30:15} 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. {30:16} 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.
{30:17} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{30:18} 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. {30:19} For Aaron and his
sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: {30:20}
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: {30:21} 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.
{30:22} Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{30:23} 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, ]{30:24}
And of cassia five hundred [shekels,] after the shekel of the
sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: {30:25} 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.
{30:26} And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the
congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
{30:27} And the table and all his vessels, and the
candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense, {30:28}
And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the
laver and his foot. {30:29} And thou shalt sanctify them,
that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall
be holy. {30:30} And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons,
and consecrate them, that [they] may minister unto me in
the priest’s office. {30:31} And thou shalt speak unto the
children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil
unto me throughout your generations. {30:32} 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. {30:33} Whosoever compoundeth
[any] like it, or whosoever putteth [any] of it upon a
stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.

{30:34} 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: ]{30:35} And thou shalt make it a perfume, a
confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered
together, pure [and] holy: {30:36} 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. {30:37} 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. {30:38} Whosoever shall
make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off
from his people.
{31:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {31:2}
See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son
of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: {31:3} And I have filled him
with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and
in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, {31:4}
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and
in brass, {31:5} And in cutting of stones, to set [them,] and
in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
{31:6} 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; {31:7} 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, {31:8} And the table and his furniture,
and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar
of incense, {31:9} And the altar of burnt offering with all
his furniture, and the laver and his foot, {31:10} 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, {31:11} And the anointing oil, and sweet
incense for the holy [place:] according to all that I have
commanded thee shall they do.
{31:12} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
{31:13} 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. {31:14} 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. {31:15} 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. {31:16} Wherefore the children
of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath
throughout their generations, [for] a perpetual covenant.
{31:17} It [is] a sign between me and the children of Israel
for ever: for [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth,
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{31:18} 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.
{32:1} 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. {32:2} 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. {32:3} And all the people brake off
the golden earrings which [were] in their ears, and brought
[them] unto Aaron. {32:4} 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.
{32:5} 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. {32:6} 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.
{32:7} 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: ]{32:8} 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. {32:9} And the LORD said unto
Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it [is] a
stiffnecked people: {32:10} 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.
{32:11} 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? {32:12} 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.
{32:13} 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. {32:14} And the
LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his
people.
{32:15} 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. {32:16} And
the tables [were] the work of God, and the writing [was] the
writing of God, graven upon the tables. {32:17} 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. {32:18}
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.
{32:19} 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. {32:20} 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. ]{32:21} And
Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that
thou hast brought so great a sin upon them? {32:22} And
Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou
knowest the people, that they are [set] on mischief. {32:23}
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.

{32:24} 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.
{32:25} And when Moses saw that the people [were]
naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto [their] shame
among their enemies:) {32:26} 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. {32:27} 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.
{32:28} And the children of Levi did according to the word
of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three
thousand men. {32:29} 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.
{32:30} 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. {32:31} And Moses returned unto
the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin,
and have made them gods of gold. {32:32} Yet now, if thou
wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out
of thy book which thou hast written. {32:33} And the
LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me,
him will I blot out of my book. {32:34} 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.
{32:35} And the LORD plagued the people, because they
made the calf, which Aaron made.
{33:1} 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: {33:2} 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: {33:3} 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.
{33:4} And when the people heard these evil tidings, they
mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. {33:5}
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. {33:6} And the children of Israel stripped
themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb. {33:7}
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the
camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle
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which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the
congregation, which [was] without the camp. {33:8} 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. {33:9} 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. {33:10} 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. {33:11}
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.

{33:12} 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. {33:13} 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. {33:14} And he said, My
presence shall go [with thee,] and I will give thee rest.
{33:15} And he said unto him, If thy presence go not [with
me,] carry us not up hence. {33:16} 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. {33:17} 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. {33:18} And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy
glory. {33:19} 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.
{33:20} And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there
shall no man see me, and live. {33:21} And the LORD said,
Behold, [there is] a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a
rock: {33:22} 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: {33:23} And I
will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts:
but my face shall not be seen.
{34:1} 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. {34:2} 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. {34:3} 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.
{34:4} 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. {34:5} And the
LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there,
and proclaimed the name of the LORD. {34:6} And the
LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD,
The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and
abundant in goodness and truth, {34:7} 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.
]{34:8} And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward
the earth, and worshipped. {34:9} 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.

{34:10} 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. {34:11} 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. {34:12}
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: {34:13} But ye shall destroy their
altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
{34:14} For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD,
whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God: {34:15} 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;
{34:16} 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. {34:17} Thou shalt
make thee no molten gods.
{34:18} 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. {34:19} All that
openeth the matrix [is] mine; and every firstling among thy
cattle, [whether] ox or sheep, [that is male. ]{34:20} 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.
{34:21} Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day
thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.
{34:22} And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the
firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at
the year’s end.
{34:23} Thrice in the year shall all your men children
appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. {34:24} 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. {34:25} 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. {34:26} 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. {34:27} 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. {34:28} 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.
{34:29} 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
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talked with him. {34:30} 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. {34:31} And
Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the
congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with
them. {34:32} 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. {34:33} And [till]
Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his
face. {34:34} 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. {34:35} 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.

{35:1} 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. {35:2} 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. {35:3} Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your
habitations upon the sabbath day.
{35:4} And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the
children of Israel, saying, This [is] the thing which the
LORD commanded, saying, {35:5} 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, {35:6} And blue, and purple, and scarlet,
and fine linen, and goats’ [hair, ]{35:7} And rams’ skins
dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood, {35:8} And
oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the
sweet incense, {35:9} And onyx stones, and stones to be set
for the ephod, and for the breastplate. {35:10} And every
wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the
LORD hath commanded; {35:11} The tabernacle, his tent,
and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his
pillars, and his sockets, {35:12} The ark, and the staves
thereof, [with] the mercy seat, and the vail of the covering,
{35:13} The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and
the shewbread, {35:14} The candlestick also for the light,
and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light,
{35:15} 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, {35:16} The altar
of burnt offering, with his brasen grate, his staves, and all
his vessels, the laver and his foot, {35:17} The hangings of
the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for
the door of the court, {35:18} The pins of the tabernacle,
and the pins of the court, and their cords, {35:19} 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.
{35:20} And all the congregation of the children of Israel
departed from the presence of Moses. {35:21} 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. {35:22} 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. {35:23} 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. ]{35:24} 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. ]{35:25} 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. {35:26} And all the
women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats’
[hair. ]{35:27} And the rulers brought onyx stones, and
stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate;

{35:28} And spice, and oil for the light, and for the
anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. {35:29} 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.
{35:30} 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; {35:31} And he hath filled
him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding,
and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
{35:32} And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and
in silver, and in brass, {35:33} And in the cutting of stones,
to set [them,] and in carving of wood, to make any manner
of cunning work. {35:34} And he hath put in his heart that
he may teach, [both] he, and Aholiab, the son of
Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. {35:35} 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.
{36:1} 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. {36:2} 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: {36:3} 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. {36:4} And all the wise
men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every
man from his work which they made;
{36:5} 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. {36:6} 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. {36:7} For the
stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and
too much.
{36:8} 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. {36:9} 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. {36:10} And he coupled the five curtains one unto
another: and [the other] five curtains he coupled one unto
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one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he
made in the uttermost side of [another] curtain, in the
coupling of the second. {36:12} 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. {36:13} And he made fifty taches
of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the
taches: so it became one tabernacle.

{36:14} And he made curtains [of] goats’ [hair] for the
tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.
{36:15} The length of one curtain [was] thirty cubits, and
four cubits [was] the breadth of one curtain: the eleven
curtains [were] of one size. {36:16} And he coupled five
curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
{36:17} 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. {36:18} And
he made fifty taches [of] brass to couple the tent together,
that it might be one. {36:19} And he made a covering for
the tent [of] rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering [of]
badgers’ skins above [that.
]{36:20} And he made boards for the tabernacle [of]
shittim wood, standing up. {36:21} The length of a board
[was] ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a
half. {36:22} One board had two tenons, equally distant one
from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the
tabernacle. {36:23} And he made boards for the tabernacle;
twenty boards for the south side southward: {36:24} 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. {36:25} And for the
other side of the tabernacle, [which is] toward the north
corner, he made twenty boards, {36:26} And their forty
sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two
sockets under another board. {36:27} And for the sides of
the tabernacle westward he made six boards. {36:28} And
two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the
two sides. {36:29} 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. {36:30} And there were
eight boards; and their sockets [were] sixteen sockets of
silver, under every board two sockets.

{36:31} And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the
boards of the one side of the tabernacle, {36:32} 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. {36:33} And he made the middle bar to shoot
through the boards from the one end to the other. {36:34}
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.
{36:35} And he made a vail [of] blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine twined linen: [with] cherubims made he it
of cunning work. {36:36} 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.
{36:37} And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door
[of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of
needlework; {36:38} 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.
{37:1} 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:

{37:2} And he overlaid it with pure gold within and
without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. {37:3}
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. {37:4} And he made staves
[of] shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold. {37:5} And
he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to
bear the ark.
{37:6} 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. {37:7} And he made two
cherubims [of] gold, beaten out of one piece made he them,
on the two ends of the mercy seat; {37:8} 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. {37:9} 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.
{37:10} 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: {37:11}
And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a
crown of gold round about. {37:12} Also he made thereunto
a border of an handbreadth round about; and made a crown
of gold for the border thereof round about. {37:13} And he
cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four
corners that [were] in the four feet thereof. {37:14} Over
against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to
bear the table. {37:15} And he made the staves [of] shittim
wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
{37:16} 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.
{37:17} 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: {37:18} 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: {37:19} 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. {37:20} And in the candlestick [were] four
bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:
{37:21} 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. {37:22} Their knops and their branches were of
the same: all of it [was] one beaten work [of] pure gold.
{37:23} And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and
his snuffdishes, [of] pure gold. {37:24} [Of] a talent of pure
gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.
{37:25} 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. {37:26} 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. {37:27} And he made two rings
of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of
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bear it withal. {37:28} And he made the staves [of] shittim
wood, and overlaid them with gold.

{37:29} And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure
incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the
apothecary.
{38:1} 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. {38:2} 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. {38:3} 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. {38:4} And he made for
the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass
thereof beneath unto the midst of it. {38:5} And he cast four
rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, [to be] places
for the staves. {38:6} And he made the staves [of] shittim
wood, and overlaid them with brass. {38:7} 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.
{38:8} 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.
{38:9} And he made the court: on the south side
southward the hangings of the court [were of] fine twined
linen, an hundred cubits: {38:10} Their pillars [were]
twenty, and their brasen sockets twenty; the hooks of the
pillars and their fillets [were of] silver. {38:11} 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. {38:12} 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. {38:13} And for the east side eastward
fifty cubits. {38:14} The hangings of the one side [of the
gate were] fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their
sockets three. {38:15} 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. {38:16}
All the hangings of the court round about [were] of fine
twined linen. {38:17} 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. {38:18} 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.
{38:19} 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. {38:20} And all
the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about,
[were of] brass.
{38:21} 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. {38:22} And
Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses. {38:23}
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. {38:24} 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. {38:25}
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: {38:26} 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. ]{38:27} 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. {38:28} And of the
thousand seven hundred seventy and five [shekels] he made
hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and
filleted them. {38:29} And the brass of the offering [was]
seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

{38:30} 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,
{38:31} 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.
{39:1} 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. {39:2} And he made the ephod [of] gold, blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. {39:3} 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. {39:4} They
made shoulderpieces for it, to couple [it] together: by the
two edges was it coupled together. {39:5} 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.
{39:6} And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches
of gold, graven, as signets are graven, with the names of the
children of Israel. {39:7} 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.
{39:8} 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. {39:9} It was foursquare;
they made the breastplate double: a span [was] the length
thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, [being] doubled.
{39:10} 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. {39:11} And the second row, an emerald, a
sapphire, and a diamond. {39:12} And the third row, a
ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. {39:13} And the fourth
row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: [they were] inclosed in
ouches of gold in their inclosings. {39:14} 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. {39:15} And they made upon the breastplate chains
at the ends, [of] wreathen work [of] pure gold. {39:16} And
they made two ouches [of] gold, and two gold rings; and put
the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate. {39:17}
And they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two
rings on the ends of the breastplate. {39:18} And the two
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ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod,
before it. {39:19} 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. {39:20}
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. {39:21} 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.

{39:22} And he made the robe of the ephod [of] woven
work, all [of] blue. {39:23} 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. {39:24} And
they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates [of]
blue, and purple, and scarlet, [and] twined [linen. ]{39:25}
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; {39:26} 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.
{39:27} And they made coats [of] fine linen [of] woven
work for Aaron, and for his sons, {39:28} And a mitre [of]
fine linen, and goodly bonnets [of] fine linen, and linen
breeches [of] fine twined linen, {39:29} And a girdle [of]
fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, [of]
needlework; as the LORD commanded Moses.
{39:30} 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.
{39:31} And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten [it] on
high upon the mitre; as the LORD commanded Moses.
{39:32} 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.
{39:33} 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, {39:34} And the covering of
rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers’ skins,
and the vail of the covering, {39:35} The ark of the
testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,
{39:36} The table, [and] all the vessels thereof, and the
shewbread, {39:37} 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, {39:38} And the
golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense,
and the hanging for the tabernacle door, {39:39} The brasen
altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels,
the laver and his foot, {39:40} 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,
{39:41} 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. {39:42}
According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the
children of Israel made all the work. {39:43} And Moses
did look upon all the work, and, behold, they have done it as
the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and
Moses blessed them.
{40:1} And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, {40:2}
On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the
tabernacle of the tent of the congregation. {40:3} And thou
shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark
with the vail. {40:4} 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. {40:5} 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. {40:6} And thou shalt set the
altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle
of the tent of the congregation. {40:7} And thou shalt set
the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar,
and shalt put water therein. {40:8} And thou shalt set up the
court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court
gate. {40:9} 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.
{40:10} 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. {40:11} And thou shalt anoint
the laver and his foot, and sanctify it. {40:12} And thou
shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
{40:13} 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. {40:14} And thou shalt bring his
sons, and clothe them with coats: {40:15} 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. {40:16} Thus did Moses: according to all that
the LORD commanded him, so did he.
{40:17} 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. {40:18} 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.
{40:19} And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle,
and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD
commanded Moses.
{40:20} 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: {40:21} 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.
{40:22} And he put the table in the tent of the
congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward,
without the vail. {40:23} And he set the bread in order upon
it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
{40:24} And he put the candlestick in the tent of the
congregation, over against the table, on the side of the
tabernacle southward. {40:25} And he lighted the lamps
before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
{40:26} And he put the golden altar in the tent of the
congregation before the vail: {40:27} And he burnt sweet
incense thereon; as the LORD commanded Moses.
{40:28} And he set up the hanging [at] the door of the
tabernacle. {40:29} 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
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