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Biblia Genesis The Book of Genesis [Revised Standard Version] Chapter 1 1 In the beginning God created the heavens

and the earth. 2 The earth as itho!t for" and void# and darkness as !pon the face of the deep$ and the Spirit of God as "oving over the face of the aters. % &nd God said# '(et there be )ight'$ and there as )ight. * &nd God sa that the )ight as good$ and God separated the )ight fro" the darkness. + God ca))ed the )ight ,a-# and the darkness he ca))ed .ight. &nd there as evening and there as "orning# one da-. / &nd God said# '(et there be a fir"a"ent in the "idst of the aters# and )et it separate the aters fro" the aters.' 0 &nd God "ade the fir"a"ent and separated the aters hich ere !nder the fir"a"ent fro" the aters hich ere above the fir"a"ent. &nd it as so. 1 &nd God ca))ed the fir"a"ent 2eaven. &nd there as evening and there as "orning# a second da-. 3 &nd God said# '(et the aters !nder the heavens be gathered together into one p)ace# and )et the dr- )and appear.' &nd it as so. 14 God ca))ed the dr- )and 5arth# and the aters that ere gathered together he ca))ed Seas. &nd God sa that it as good. 11 &nd God said# '(et the earth p!t forth vegetation# p)ants -ie)ding seed# and fr!it trees bearing fr!it in hich is their seed# each according to its kind# !pon the earth.' &nd it as so. 12 The earth bro!ght forth vegetation# p)ants -ie)ding seed according to their o n kinds# and trees bearing fr!it in hich is their seed# each according to its kind. &nd God sa that it as good. 1% &nd there as evening and there as "orning# a third da-. 1* &nd God said# '(et there be )ights in the fir"a"ent of the heavens to separate the dafro" the night$ and )et the" be for signs and for seasons and for da-s and -ears# 1+ and )et the" be )ights in the fir"a"ent of the heavens to give )ight !pon the earth.' &nd it as so. 1/ &nd God "ade the t o great )ights# the greater )ight to r!)e the da-# and the )esser )ight to r!)e the night$ he "ade the stars a)so. 10 &nd God set the" in the fir"a"ent of the heavens to give )ight !pon the earth# 11 to r!)e over the da- and over the night# and to separate the )ight fro" the darkness. &nd God sa that it as good. 13 &nd there as evening and there as "orning# a fo!rth da-.

24 &nd God said# '(et the aters bring forth s ar"s of )iving creat!res# and )et birds f)above the earth across the fir"a"ent of the heavens.' 21 So God created the great sea "onsters and ever- )iving creat!re that "oves# ith hich the aters s ar"# according to their kinds# and ever- inged bird according to its kind. &nd God sa that it as good. 22 &nd God b)essed the"# sa-ing# 'Be fr!itf!) and "!)tip)- and fi)) the aters in the seas# and )et birds "!)tip)- on the earth.' 2% &nd there as evening and there as "orning# a fifth da-. 2* &nd God said# '(et the earth bring forth )iving creat!res according to their kinds6 catt)e and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.' &nd it as so. 2+ &nd God "ade the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the catt)e according to their kinds# and ever-thing that creeps !pon the gro!nd according to its kind. &nd God sa that it as good. 2/ Then God said# '(et !s "ake "an in o!r i"age# after o!r )ikeness$ and )et the" have do"inion over the fish of the sea# and over the birds of the air# and over the catt)e# and over a)) the earth# and over ever- creeping thing that creeps !pon the earth.' 20 So God created "an in his o n i"age# in the i"age of God he created hi"$ "a)e and fe"a)e he created the". 21 &nd God b)essed the"# and God said to the"# 'Be fr!itf!) and "!)tip)-# and fi)) the earth and s!bd!e it$ and have do"inion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over ever- )iving thing that "oves !pon the earth.' 23 &nd God said# 'Beho)d# I have given -o! ever- p)ant -ie)ding seed hich is !pon the face of a)) the earth# and ever- tree ith seed in its fr!it$ -o! sha)) have the" for food. %4 &nd to everbeast of the earth# and to ever- bird of the air# and to ever-thing that creeps on the earth# ever-thing that has the breath of )ife# I have given ever- green p)ant for food.' &nd it as so. %1 &nd God sa ever-thing that he had "ade# and beho)d# it as ver- good. &nd there as evening and there as "orning# a si7th da-. Chapter 2 1 Th!s the heavens and the earth ere finished# and a)) the host of the". 2 &nd on the seventh da- God finished his ork hich he had done# and he rested on the seventh dafro" a)) his ork hich he had done. % So God b)essed the seventh da- and ha))o ed it# beca!se on it God rested fro" a)) his ork hich he had done in creation. * These are the generations of the heavens and the earth hen the- ere created. In the da- that the (8R, God "ade the earth and the heavens# + hen no p)ant of the fie)d as -et in the earth and no herb of the fie)d had -et spr!ng !p99for the (8R, God had not ca!sed it to rain !pon the earth# and there as no "an to ti)) the gro!nd$ / b!t a "ist ent !p fro" the earth and atered the ho)e face of the gro!nd99 0 then the (8R, God for"ed "an of d!st fro" the gro!nd# and breathed into his nostri)s the breath of )ife$

and "an beca"e a )iving being. 1 &nd the (8R, God p)anted a garden in 5den# in the east$ and there he p!t the "an ho" he had for"ed. 3 &nd o!t of the gro!nd the (8R, God "ade to gro ever- tree that is p)easant to the sight and good for food# the tree of )ife a)so in the "idst of the garden# and the tree of the kno )edge of good and evi). 14 & river f)o ed o!t of 5den to ater the garden# and there it divided and beca"e fo!r rivers. 11 The na"e of the first is :ishon$ it is the one hich f)o s aro!nd the ho)e )and of 2avi)ah# here there is go)d$ 12 and the go)d of that )and is good$ bde))i!" and on-7 stone are there. 1% The na"e of the second river is Gihon$ it is the one hich f)o s aro!nd the ho)e )and of C!sh. 1* &nd the na"e of the third river is Tigris# hich f)o s east of &ss-ria. &nd the fo!rth river is the 5!phrates. 1+ The (8R, God took the "an and p!t hi" in the garden of 5den to ti)) it and keep it. 1/ &nd the (8R, God co""anded the "an# sa-ing# ';o! "a- free)- eat of ever- tree of the garden$ 10 b!t of the tree of the kno )edge of good and evi) -o! sha)) not eat# for in the da- that -o! eat of it -o! sha)) die.' 11 Then the (8R, God said# 'It is not good that the "an sho!)d be a)one$ I i)) "ake hi" a he)per fit for hi".' 13 So o!t of the gro!nd the (8R, God for"ed ever- beast of the fie)d and ever- bird of the air# and bro!ght the" to the "an to see hat he o!)d ca)) the"$ and hatever the "an ca))ed ever- )iving creat!re# that as its na"e. 24 The "an gave na"es to a)) catt)e# and to the birds of the air# and to ever- beast of the fie)d$ b!t for the "an there as not fo!nd a he)per fit for hi". 21 So the (8R, God ca!sed a deep s)eep to fa)) !pon the "an# and hi)e he s)ept took one of his ribs and c)osed !p its p)ace ith f)esh$ 22 and the rib hich the (8R, God had taken fro" the "an he "ade into a o"an and bro!ght her to the "an. 2% Then the "an said# 'This at )ast is bone of "bones and f)esh of "- f)esh$ she sha)) be ca))ed <o"an# beca!se she as taken o!t of =an.' 2* Therefore a "an )eaves his father and his "other and c)eaves to his ife# and the- beco"e one f)esh. 2+ &nd the "an and his ife ere both naked# and ere not asha"ed. Chapter % 1 .o the serpent as "ore s!bt)e than an- other i)d creat!re that the (8R, God had "ade. 2e said to the o"an# ',id God sa-# >;o! sha)) not eat of an- tree of the garden>?' 2 &nd the o"an said to the serpent# '<e "a- eat of the fr!it of the trees of the garden$ % b!t God said# >;o! sha)) not eat of the fr!it of the tree hich is in the "idst of the garden# neither sha)) -o! to!ch it# )est -o! die.>' * B!t the serpent said to the o"an# ';o! i)) not die. + @or God kno s that hen -o! eat of it -o!r e-es i)) be opened# and -o! i)) be )ike God# kno ing good and evi).' / So hen the o"an sa that the tree as good for food# and that it as a de)ight to the e-es# and that the tree as to be desired to "ake one ise# she took of its fr!it and ate$ and she a)so gave so"e to her h!sband#

and he ate. 0 Then the e-es of both ere opened# and the- kne that the- ere naked$ and the- se ed fig )eaves together and "ade the"se)ves aprons. 1 &nd the- heard the so!nd of the (8R, God a)king in the garden in the coo) of the da-# and the "an and his ife hid the"se)ves fro" the presence of the (8R, God a"ong the trees of the garden. 3 B!t the (8R, God ca))ed to the "an# and said to hi"# '<here are -o!?' 14 &nd he said# 'I heard the so!nd of thee in the garden# and I as afraid# beca!se I as naked$ and I hid "-se)f.' 11 2e said# '<ho to)d -o! that -o! ere naked? 2ave -o! eaten of the tree of hich I co""anded -o! not to eat?' 12 The "an said# 'The o"an ho" tho! gavest to be ith "e# she gave "e fr!it of the tree# and I ate.' 1% Then the (8R, God said to the o"an# '<hat is this that -o! have done?' The o"an said# 'The serpent beg!i)ed "e# and I ate.' 1* The (8R, God said to the serpent# 'Beca!se -o! have done this# c!rsed are -o! above a)) catt)e# and above a)) i)d ani"a)s$ !pon -o!r be))- -o! sha)) go# and d!st -o! sha)) eat a)) the da-s of -o!r )ife. 1+ I i)) p!t en"it- bet een -o! and the o"an# and bet een -o!r seed and her seed$ he sha)) br!ise -o!r head# and -o! sha)) br!ise his hee).' 1/ To the o"an he said# 'I i)) great)"!)tip)- -o!r pain in chi)dbearing$ in pain -o! sha)) bring forth chi)dren# -et -o!r desire sha)) be for -o!r h!sband# and he sha)) r!)e over -o!.' 10 &nd to &da" he said# 'Beca!se -o! have )istened to the voice of -o!r ife# and have eaten of the tree of hich I co""anded -o!# >;o! sha)) not eat of it#> c!rsed is the gro!nd beca!se of -o!$ in toi) -o! sha)) eat of it a)) the da-s of -o!r )ife$ 11 thorns and thist)es it sha)) bring forth to -o!$ and -o! sha)) eat the p)ants of the fie)d. 13 In the s eat of -o!r face -o! sha)) eat bread ti)) -o! ret!rn to the gro!nd# for o!t of it -o! ere taken$ -o! are d!st# and to d!st -o! sha)) ret!rn.' 24 The "an ca))ed his ife>s na"e 5ve# beca!se she as the "other of a)) )iving. 21 &nd the (8R, God "ade for &da" and for his ife gar"ents of skins# and c)othed the". 22 Then the (8R, God said# 'Beho)d# the "an has beco"e )ike one of !s# kno ing good and evi)$ and no # )est he p!t forth his hand and take a)so of the tree of )ife# and eat# and )ive for ever' 99 2% therefore the (8R, God sent hi" forth fro" the garden of 5den# to ti)) the gro!nd fro" hich he as taken. 2* 2e drove o!t the "an$ and at the east of the garden of 5den he p)aced the cher!bi"# and a f)a"ing s ord hich t!rned ever- a-# to g!ard the a- to the tree of )ife. Chapter * 1 .o &da" kne 5ve his ife# and she conceived and bore Cain# sa-ing# 'I have gotten a "an ith the he)p of the (8R,.' 2 &nd again# she bore his brother &be). .o &be) as a keeper of sheep# and Cain a ti))er of the gro!nd. % In the co!rse of ti"e Cain bro!ght to the (8R, an offering of the fr!it of the gro!nd# * and &be) bro!ght of the first)ings of his f)ock and of their fat portions. &nd the (8R, had regard for &be) and his offering# + b!t for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain as ver- angr-# and

his co!ntenance fe)). / The (8R, said to Cain# '<h- are -o! angr-# and h- has -o!r co!ntenance fa))en? 0 If -o! do e))# i)) -o! not be accepted? &nd if -o! do not do e))# sin is co!ching at the door$ its desire is for -o!# b!t -o! "!st "aster it.' 1 Cain said to &be) his brother# '(et !s go o!t to the fie)d.' &nd hen the- ere in the fie)d# Cain rose !p against his brother &be)# and ki))ed hi". 3 Then the (8R, said to Cain# '<here is &be) -o!r brother?' 2e said# 'I do not kno $ a" I "- brother>s keeper?' 14 &nd the (8R, said# '<hat have -o! done? The voice of -o!r brother>s b)ood is cr-ing to "e fro" the gro!nd. 11 &nd no -o! are c!rsed fro" the gro!nd# hich has opened its "o!th to receive -o!r brother>s b)ood fro" -o!r hand. 12 <hen -o! ti)) the gro!nd# it sha)) no )onger -ie)d to -o! its strength$ -o! sha)) be a f!gitive and a anderer on the earth.' 1% Cain said to the (8R,# '=- p!nish"ent is greater than I can bear. 1* Beho)d# tho! hast driven "e this da- a a- fro" the gro!nd$ and fro" th- face I sha)) be hidden$ and I sha)) be a f!gitive and a anderer on the earth# and hoever finds "e i)) s)a- "e.' 1+ Then the (8R, said to hi"# '.ot soA If an- one s)a-s Cain# vengeance sha)) be taken on hi" sevenfo)d.' &nd the (8R, p!t a "ark on Cain# )est an- ho ca"e !pon hi" sho!)d ki)) hi". 1/ Then Cain ent a a- fro" the presence of the (8R,# and d e)t in the )and of .od# east of 5den. 10 Cain kne his ife# and she conceived and bore 5noch$ and he b!i)t a cit-# and ca))ed the na"e of the cit- after the na"e of his son# 5noch. 11 To 5noch as born Irad$ and Irad as the father of =e9h!>Ba9e)# and =e9h!>Ba9e) the father of =e9th!>sha9e)# and =e9 th!>sha9e) the father of (a"ech. 13 &nd (a"ech took t o ives$ the na"e of the one as &dah# and the na"e of the other Ci))ah. 24 &dah bore Daba)$ he as the father of those ho d e)) in tents and have catt)e. 21 2is brother>s na"e as D!ba)$ he as the father of a)) those ho p)a- the )-re and pipe. 22 Ci))ah bore T!ba)9cain$ he as the forger of a)) instr!"ents of bronEe and iron. The sister of T!ba)9cain as .a>a"ah. 2% (a"ech said to his ives6 '&dah and Ci))ah# hear "- voice$ -o! ives of (a"ech# hearken to hat I sa-6 I have s)ain a "an for o!nding "e# a -o!ng "an for striking "e. 2* If Cain is avenged sevenfo)d# tr!)- (a"ech sevent-9sevenfo)d.' 2+ &nd &da" kne his ife again# and she bore a son and ca))ed his na"e Seth# for she said# 'God has appointed for "e another chi)d instead of &be)# for Cain s)e hi".' 2/ To Seth a)so a son as born# and he ca))ed his na"e 5nosh. &t that ti"e "en began to ca)) !pon the na"e of the (8R,. Chapter + 1 This is the book of the generations of &da". <hen God created "an# he "ade hi" in the )ikeness of God. 2 =a)e and fe"a)e he created the"# and he b)essed the" and na"ed the" =an hen the- ere created. % <hen &da" had )ived a h!ndred and thirt- -ears#

he beca"e the father of a son in his o n )ikeness# after his i"age# and na"ed hi" Seth. * The da-s of &da" after he beca"e the father of Seth ere eight h!ndred -ears$ and he had other sons and da!ghters. + Th!s a)) the da-s that &da" )ived ere nine h!ndred and thirt- -ears$ and he died. / <hen Seth had )ived a h!ndred and five -ears# he beca"e the father of 5nosh. 0 Seth )ived after the birth of 5nosh eight h!ndred and seven -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 1 Th!s a)) the da-s of Seth ere nine h!ndred and t e)ve -ears$ and he died. 3 <hen 5nosh had )ived ninet- -ears# he beca"e the father of Fenan. 14 5nosh )ived after the birth of Fenan eight h!ndred and fifteen -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 11 Th!s a)) the da-s of 5nosh ere nine h!ndred and five -ears$ and he died. 12 <hen Fenan had )ived sevent- -ears# he beca"e the father of =a9ha)>a)e). 1% Fenan )ived after the birth of =a9ha)>a)e) eight h!ndred and fort- -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 1* Th!s a)) the da-s of Fenan ere nine h!ndred and ten -ears$ and he died. 1+ <hen =a9ha)>a)e) had )ived si7t-9five -ears# he beca"e the father of Dared. 1/ =a9 ha)>a)e) )ived after the birth of Dared eight h!ndred and thirt- -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 10 Th!s a)) the da-s of =a9ha)>a)e) ere eight h!ndred and ninet-9five -ears$ and he died. 11 <hen Dared had )ived a h!ndred and si7t-9t o -ears he beca"e the father of 5noch. 13 Dared )ived after the birth of 5noch eight h!ndred -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 24 Th!s a)) the da-s of Dared ere nine h!ndred and si7t-9t o -ears$ and he died. 21 <hen 5noch had )ived si7t-9five -ears# he beca"e the father of =eth!>se)ah. 22 5noch a)ked ith God after the birth of =eth!>se)ah three h!ndred -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 2% Th!s a)) the da-s of 5noch ere three h!ndred and si7t-9five -ears. 2* 5noch a)ked ith God$ and he as not# for God took hi". 2+ <hen =eth!>se)ah had )ived a h!ndred and eight-9seven -ears# he beca"e the father of (a"ech. 2/ =eth!>se)ah )ived after the birth of (a"ech seven h!ndred and eight-9t o -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 20 Th!s a)) the da-s of =eth!>se)ah ere nine h!ndred and si7t-9nine -ears$ and he died.

21 <hen (a"ech had )ived a h!ndred and eight-9t o -ears# he beca"e the father of a son# 23 and ca))ed his na"e .oah# sa-ing# '8!t of the gro!nd hich the (8R, has c!rsed this one sha)) bring !s re)ief fro" o!r ork and fro" the toi) of o!r hands.' %4 (a"ech )ived after the birth of .oah five h!ndred and ninet-9five -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. %1 Th!s a)) the da-s of (a"ech ere seven h!ndred and sevent-9 seven -ears$ and he died. %2 &fter .oah as five h!ndred -ears o)d# .oah beca"e the father of She"# 2a"# and Dapheth. Chapter / 1 <hen "en began to "!)tip)- on the face of the gro!nd# and da!ghters ere born to the"# 2 the sons of God sa that the da!ghters of "en ere fair$ and the- took to ife s!ch of the" as the- chose. % Then the (8R, said# '=- spirit sha)) not abide in "an for ever# for he is f)esh# b!t his da-s sha)) be a h!ndred and t ent- -ears.' * The .ephi)i" ere on the earth in those da-s# and a)so after ard# hen the sons of God ca"e in to the da!ghters of "en# and the- bore chi)dren to the". These ere the "ight- "en that ere of o)d# the "en of reno n. + The (8R, sa that the ickedness of "an as great in the earth# and that everi"agination of the tho!ghts of his heart as on)- evi) contin!a))-. / &nd the (8R, as sorr- that he had "ade "an on the earth# and it grieved hi" to his heart. 0 So the (8R, said# 'I i)) b)ot o!t "an ho" I have created fro" the face of the gro!nd# "an and beast and creeping things and birds of the air# for I a" sorr- that I have "ade the".' 1 B!t .oah fo!nd favor in the e-es of the (8R,. 3 These are the generations of .oah. .oah as a righteo!s "an# b)a"e)ess in his generation$ .oah a)ked ith God. 14 &nd .oah had three sons# She"# 2a"# and Dapheth. 11 .o the earth as corr!pt in God>s sight# and the earth as fi))ed ith vio)ence. 12 &nd God sa the earth# and beho)d# it as corr!pt$ for a)) f)esh had corr!pted their a!pon the earth. 1% &nd God said to .oah# 'I have deter"ined to "ake an end of a)) f)esh$ for the earth is fi))ed ith vio)ence thro!gh the"$ beho)d# I i)) destro- the" ith the earth. 1* =ake -o!rse)f an ark of gopher ood$ "ake roo"s in the ark# and cover it inside and o!t ith pitch. 1+ This is ho -o! are to "ake it6 the )ength of the ark three h!ndred c!bits# its breadth fift- c!bits# and its height thirt- c!bits. 1/ =ake a roof for the ark# and finish it to a c!bit above$ and set the door of the ark in its side$ "ake it ith )o er# second# and third decks. 10 @or beho)d# I i)) bring a f)ood of aters !pon the earth# to destro- a)) f)esh in hich is the breath of )ife fro" !nder heaven$ ever-thing that is on the earth sha)) die. 11 B!t I i)) estab)ish "- covenant ith -o!$ and -o! sha))

co"e into the ark# -o!# -o!r sons# -o!r ife# and -o!r sons> ives ith -o!. 13 &nd of ever- )iving thing of a)) f)esh# -o! sha)) bring t o of ever- sort into the ark# to keep the" a)ive ith -o!$ the- sha)) be "a)e and fe"a)e. 24 8f the birds according to their kinds# and of the ani"a)s according to their kinds# of ever- creeping thing of the gro!nd according to its kind# t o of ever- sort sha)) co"e in to -o!# to keep the" a)ive. 21 &)so take ith -o! ever- sort of food that is eaten# and store it !p$ and it sha)) serve as food for -o! and for the".' 22 .oah did this$ he did a)) that God co""anded hi". Chapter 0 1 Then the (8R, said to .oah# 'Go into the ark# -o! and a)) -o!r ho!seho)d# for I have seen that -o! are righteo!s before "e in this generation. 2 Take ith -o! seven pairs of a)) c)ean ani"a)s# the "a)e and his "ate$ and a pair of the ani"a)s that are not c)ean# the "a)e and his "ate$ % and seven pairs of the birds of the air a)so# "a)e and fe"a)e# to keep their kind a)ive !pon the face of a)) the earth. * @or in seven da-s I i)) send rain !pon the earth fort- da-s and fort- nights$ and ever- )iving thing that I have "ade I i)) b)ot o!t fro" the face of the gro!nd.' + &nd .oah did a)) that the (8R, had co""anded hi". / .oah as si7 h!ndred -ears o)d hen the f)ood of aters ca"e !pon the earth. 0 &nd .oah and his sons and his ife and his sons> ives ith hi" ent into the ark# to escape the aters of the f)ood. 1 8f c)ean ani"a)s# and of ani"a)s that are not c)ean# and of birds# and of ever-thing that creeps on the gro!nd# 3 t o and t o# "a)e and fe"a)e# ent into the ark ith .oah# as God had co""anded .oah. 14 &nd after seven da-s the aters of the f)ood ca"e !pon the earth. 11 In the si7 h!ndredth -ear of .oah>s )ife# in the second "onth# on the seventeenth daof the "onth# on that da- a)) the fo!ntains of the great deep b!rst forth# and the indo s of the heavens ere opened. 12 &nd rain fe)) !pon the earth fort- da-s and fort- nights. 1% 8n the ver- sa"e da- .oah and his sons# She" and 2a" and Dapheth# and .oah>s ife and the three ives of his sons ith the" entered the ark# 1* the- and ever- beast according to its kind# and a)) the catt)e according to their kinds# and ever- creeping thing that creeps on the earth according to its kind# and ever- bird according to its kind# everbird of ever- sort. 1+ The- ent into the ark ith .oah# t o and t o of a)) f)esh in hich there as the breath of )ife. 1/ &nd the- that entered# "a)e and fe"a)e of a)) f)esh# ent in as God had co""anded hi"$ and the (8R, sh!t hi" in. 10 The f)ood contin!ed fort- da-s !pon the earth$ and the aters increased# and bore !p the ark# and it rose high above the earth. 11 The aters prevai)ed and increased great)!pon the earth$ and the ark f)oated on the face of the aters. 13 &nd the aters prevai)ed so "ighti)- !pon the earth that a)) the high "o!ntains !nder the ho)e heaven ere covered$ 24 the aters prevai)ed above the "o!ntains# covering the" fifteen c!bits deep. 21 &nd a)) f)esh died that "oved !pon the earth# birds# catt)e# beasts# a)) s ar"ing

creat!res that s ar" !pon the earth# and ever- "an$ 22 ever-thing on the dr- )and in hose nostri)s as the breath of )ife died. 2% 2e b)otted o!t ever- )iving thing that as !pon the face of the gro!nd# "an and ani"a)s and creeping things and birds of the air$ the- ere b)otted o!t fro" the earth. 8n)- .oah as )eft# and those that ere ith hi" in the ark. 2* &nd the aters prevai)ed !pon the earth a h!ndred and fift- da-s. Chapter 1 1 B!t God re"e"bered .oah and a)) the beasts and a)) the catt)e that ere ith hi" in the ark. &nd God "ade a ind b)o over the earth# and the aters s!bsided$ 2 the fo!ntains of the deep and the indo s of the heavens ere c)osed# the rain fro" the heavens as restrained# % and the aters receded fro" the earth contin!a))-. &t the end of a h!ndred and fift- da-s the aters had abated$ * and in the seventh "onth# on the seventeenth da- of the "onth# the ark ca"e to rest !pon the "o!ntains of &r>arat. + &nd the aters contin!ed to abate !nti) the tenth "onth$ in the tenth "onth# on the first da- of the "onth# the tops of the "o!ntains ere seen. / &t the end of fort- da-s .oah opened the indo of the ark hich he had "ade# 0 and sent forth a raven$ and it ent to and fro !nti) the aters ere dried !p fro" the earth. 1 Then he sent forth a dove fro" hi"# to see if the aters had s!bsided fro" the face of the gro!nd$ 3 b!t the dove fo!nd no p)ace to set her foot# and she ret!rned to hi" to the ark# for the aters ere sti)) on the face of the ho)e earth. So he p!t forth his hand and took her and bro!ght her into the ark ith hi". 14 2e aited another seven da-s# and again he sent forth the dove o!t of the ark$ 11 and the dove ca"e back to hi" in the evening# and )o# in her "o!th a fresh)- p)!cked o)ive )eaf$ so .oah kne that the aters had s!bsided fro" the earth. 12 Then he aited another seven da-s# and sent forth the dove$ and she did not ret!rn to hi" an- "ore. 1% In the si7 h!ndred and first -ear# in the first "onth# the first da- of the "onth# the aters ere dried fro" off the earth$ and .oah re"oved the covering of the ark# and )ooked# and beho)d# the face of the gro!nd as dr-. 1* In the second "onth# on the t ent-9seventh da- of the "onth# the earth as dr-. 1+ Then God said to .oah# 1/ 'Go forth fro" the ark# -o! and -o!r ife# and -o!r sons and -o!r sons> ives ith -o!. 10 Bring forth ith -o! ever- )iving thing that is ith -o! of a)) f)esh99birds and ani"a)s and ever- creeping thing that creeps on the earth99that the- "a- breed ab!ndant)- on the earth# and be fr!itf!) and "!)tip)- !pon the earth.' 11 So .oah ent forth# and his sons and his ife and his sons> ives ith hi". 13 &nd ever- beast# ever- creeping thing# and ever- bird# ever-thing that "oves !pon the earth# ent forth b- fa"i)ies o!t of the ark. 24 Then .oah b!i)t an a)tar to the (8R,# and took of ever- c)ean ani"a) and of everc)ean bird# and offered b!rnt offerings on the a)tar. 21 &nd hen the (8R, s"e))ed the p)easing odor# the (8R, said in his heart# 'I i)) never again c!rse the gro!nd beca!se of "an# for the i"agination of "an>s heart is evi) fro" his -o!th$ neither i)) I ever again

destro- ever- )iving creat!re as I have done. 22 <hi)e the earth re"ains# seedti"e and harvest# co)d and heat# s!""er and inter# da- and night# sha)) not cease.' Chapter 3 1 &nd God b)essed .oah and his sons# and said to the"# 'Be fr!itf!) and "!)tip)-# and fi)) the earth. 2 The fear of -o! and the dread of -o! sha)) be !pon ever- beast of the earth# and !pon ever- bird of the air# !pon ever-thing that creeps on the gro!nd and a)) the fish of the sea$ into -o!r hand the- are de)ivered. % 5ver- "oving thing that )ives sha)) be food for -o!$ and as I gave -o! the green p)ants# I give -o! ever-thing. * 8n)-o! sha)) not eat f)esh ith its )ife# that is# its b)ood. + @or -o!r )ifeb)ood I i)) s!re)reG!ire a reckoning$ of ever- beast I i)) reG!ire it and of "an$ of ever- "an>s brother I i)) reG!ire the )ife of "an. / <hoever sheds the b)ood of "an# b- "an sha)) his b)ood be shed$ for God "ade "an in his o n i"age. 0 &nd -o!# be fr!itf!) and "!)tip)-# bring forth ab!ndant)- on the earth and "!)tip)- in it.' 1 Then God said to .oah and to his sons ith hi"# 3 'Beho)d# I estab)ish "- covenant ith -o! and -o!r descendants after -o!# 14 and ith ever- )iving creat!re that is ith -o!# the birds# the catt)e# and ever- beast of the earth ith -o!# as "an- as ca"e o!t of the ark. 11 I estab)ish "- covenant ith -o!# that never again sha)) a)) f)esh be c!t off bthe aters of a f)ood# and never again sha)) there be a f)ood to destro- the earth.' 12 &nd God said# 'This is the sign of the covenant hich I "ake bet een "e and -o! and ever)iving creat!re that is ith -o!# for a)) f!t!re generations6 1% I set "- bo in the c)o!d# and it sha)) be a sign of the covenant bet een "e and the earth. 1* <hen I bring c)o!ds over the earth and the bo is seen in the c)o!ds# 1+ I i)) re"e"ber "- covenant hich is bet een "e and -o! and ever- )iving creat!re of a)) f)esh$ and the aters sha)) never again beco"e a f)ood to destro- a)) f)esh. 1/ <hen the bo is in the c)o!ds# I i)) )ook !pon it and re"e"ber the ever)asting covenant bet een God and ever- )iving creat!re of a)) f)esh that is !pon the earth.' 10 God said to .oah# 'This is the sign of the covenant hich I have estab)ished bet een "e and a)) f)esh that is !pon the earth.' 11 The sons of .oah ho ent forth fro" the ark ere She"# 2a"# and Dapheth. 2a" as the father of Canaan. 13 These three ere the sons of .oah$ and fro" these the ho)e earth as peop)ed. 24 .oah as the first ti))er of the soi). 2e p)anted a vine-ard$ 21 and he drank of the ine# and beca"e dr!nk# and )a- !ncovered in his tent. 22 &nd 2a"# the father of Canaan# sa the nakedness of his father# and to)d his t o brothers o!tside. 2% Then She" and Dapheth took a gar"ent# )aid it !pon both their sho!)ders# and a)ked back ard and covered the nakedness of their father$ their faces ere t!rned a a-# and the- did not see their father>s nakedness. 2* <hen .oah a oke fro" his ine and kne hat his -o!ngest son had done to hi"# 2+ he said# 'C!rsed be Canaan$ a s)ave of s)aves sha)) he be to his brothers.' 2/ 2e a)so said# 'B)essed b- the (8R, "- God be She"$ and )et

Canaan be his s)ave.' 20 God en)arge Dapheth# and )et hi" d e)) in the tents of She"$ and )et Canaan be his s)ave.' 21 &fter the f)ood .oah )ived three h!ndred and fift- -ears. 23 &)) the da-s of .oah ere nine h!ndred and fift- -ears$ and he died. Chapter 14 1 These are the generations of the sons of .oah# She"# 2a"# and Dapheth$ sons ere born to the" after the f)ood. 2 The sons of Dapheth6 Go"er# =agog# =adai# Davan# T!ba)# =eshech# and Tiras. % The sons of Go"er6 &sh>kenaE# Riphath# and Togar>"ah. * The sons of Davan6 5)i>shah# Tarshish# Fitti"# and ,o>dani". + @ro" these the coast)and peop)es spread. These are the sons of Dapheth in their )ands# each ith his o n )ang!age# b- their fa"i)ies# in their nations. / The sons of 2a"6 C!sh# 5g-pt# :!t# and Canaan. 0 The sons of C!sh6 Seba# 2av>i)ah# Sabtah# Ra>a"ah# and Sab>teca. The sons of Ra>a"ah6 Sheba and ,edan. 1 C!sh beca"e the father of .i"rod$ he as the first on earth to be a "ight- "an. 3 2e as a "ighth!nter before the (8R,$ therefore it is said# '(ike .i"rod a "ight- h!nter before the (8R,.' 14 The beginning of his kingdo" as Ba>be)# 5rech# and &ccad# a)) of the" in the )and of Shinar. 11 @ro" that )and he ent into &ss-ria# and b!i)t .in>eveh# Reho>both9Ir# Ca)ah# and 12 Resen bet een .in>eveh and Ca)ah$ that is the great cit-. 1% 5g-pt beca"e the father of (!di"# &n>a"i"# (eha>bi"# .aph9t!>hi"# 1* :athr!>si"# Cas)!>hi" H hence ca"e the :hi)istinesI# and Caph>tori". 1+ Canaan beca"e the father of Sidon his first9born# and 2eth# 1/ and the Deb>!sites# the &"orites# the Gir>gashites# 10 the 2ivites# the &rkites# the Sinites# 11 the &r>vadites# the Ce">arites# and the 2a>"athites. &fter ard the fa"i)ies of the Canaanites spread abroad. 13 &nd the territor- of the Canaanites e7tended fro" Sidon# in the direction of Gerar# as far as GaEa# and in the direction of Sodo"# Go"or>rah# &d"ah# and Ceboi>i"# as far as (asha. 24 These are the sons of 2a"# b- their fa"i)ies# their )ang!ages# their )ands# and their nations. 21 To She" a)so# the father of a)) the chi)dren of 5ber# the e)der brother of Dapheth# chi)dren ere born. 22 The sons of She"6 5)a"# &ssh!r# &rpach>shad# (!d# and &ra". 2% The sons of &ra"6 JE# 2!)# Gether# and =ash. 2* &rpach>shad beca"e the father of She)ah$ and She)ah beca"e the father of 5ber. 2+ To 5ber ere born t o sons6 the na"e of the one as :e)eg# for in his da-s the earth as divided# and his brother>s na"e as Doktan. 2/ Doktan beca"e the father of &)"o>dad# She)eph# 2aEar"a>veth# Derah# 20

2ador>a"# JEa)# ,ik)ah# 21 8ba)# &bi">a9e)# Sheba# 23 8phir# 2av>i)ah# and Dobab$ a)) these ere the sons of Doktan. %4 The territor- in hich the- )ived e7tended fro" =esha in the direction of Sephar to the hi)) co!ntr- of the east. %1 These are the sons of She"# b- their fa"i)ies# their )ang!ages# their )ands# and their nations. %2 These are the fa"i)ies of the sons of .oah# according to their genea)ogies# in their nations$ and fro" these the nations spread abroad on the earth after the f)ood. Chapter 11 1 .o the ho)e earth had one )ang!age and fe ords. 2 &nd as "en "igrated fro" the east# the- fo!nd a p)ain in the )and of Shinar and sett)ed there. % &nd the- said to one another# 'Co"e# )et !s "ake bricks# and b!rn the" thoro!gh)-.' &nd the- had brick for stone# and bit!"en for "ortar. * Then the- said# 'Co"e# )et !s b!i)d o!rse)ves a cit-# and a to er ith its top in the heavens# and )et !s "ake a na"e for o!rse)ves# )est e be scattered abroad !pon the face of the ho)e earth.' + &nd the (8R, ca"e do n to see the cit- and the to er# hich the sons of "en had b!i)t. / &nd the (8R, said# 'Beho)d# the- are one peop)e# and the- have a)) one )ang!age$ and this is on)- the beginning of hat the- i)) do$ and nothing that the- propose to do i)) no be i"possib)e for the". 0 Co"e# )et !s go do n# and there conf!se their )ang!age# that the- "a- not !nderstand one another>s speech.' 1 So the (8R, scattered the" abroad fro" there over the face of a)) the earth# and the- )eft off b!i)ding the cit-. 3 Therefore its na"e as ca))ed Ba>be)# beca!se there the (8R, conf!sed the )ang!age of a)) the earth$ and fro" there the (8R, scattered the" abroad over the face of a)) the earth. 14 These are the descendants of She". <hen She" as a h!ndred -ears o)d# he beca"e the father of &rpach>shad t o -ears after the f)ood$ 11 and She" )ived after the birth of &rpach>shad five h!ndred -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 12 <hen &rpach>shad had )ived thirt-9five -ears# he beca"e the father of She)ah$ 1% and &rpach>shad )ived after the birth of She)ah fo!r h!ndred and three -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 1* <hen She)ah had )ived thirt- -ears# he beca"e the father of 5ber$ 1+ and She)ah )ived after the birth of 5ber fo!r h!ndred and three -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 1/ <hen 5ber had )ived thirt-9fo!r -ears# he beca"e the father of :e)eg$ 10 and 5ber )ived after the birth of :e)eg fo!r h!ndred and thirt- -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters.

11 <hen :e)eg had )ived thirt- -ears# he beca"e the father of Re>!$ 13 and :e)eg )ived after the birth of Re>! t o h!ndred and nine -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 24 <hen Re>! had )ived thirt-9t o -ears# he beca"e the father of Ser!g$ 21 and Re>! )ived after the birth of Ser!g t o h!ndred and seven -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 22 <hen Ser!g had )ived thirt- -ears# he beca"e the father of .ahor$ 2% and Ser!g )ived after the birth of .ahor t o h!ndred -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 2* <hen .ahor had )ived t ent-9nine -ears# he beca"e the father of Terah$ 2+ and .ahor )ived after the birth of Terah a h!ndred and nineteen -ears# and had other sons and da!ghters. 2/ <hen Terah had )ived sevent- -ears# he beca"e the father of &bra"# .ahor# and 2aran. 20 .o these are the descendants of Terah. Terah as the father of &bra"# .ahor# and 2aran$ and 2aran as the father of (ot. 21 2aran died before his father Terah in the )and of his birth# in Jr of the Cha)de>ans. 23 &nd &bra" and .ahor took ives$ the na"e of &bra">s ife as Sar>ai# and the na"e of .ahor>s ife# =i)cah# the da!ghter of 2aran the father of =i)cah and Iscah. %4 .o Sar>ai as barren$ she had no chi)d. %1 Terah took &bra" his son and (ot the son of 2aran# his grandson# and Sar>ai his da!ghter9in9)a # his son &bra">s ife# and the- ent forth together fro" Jr of the Cha)de>ans to go into the )and of Canaan$ b!t hen the- ca"e to 2aran# the- sett)ed there. %2 The da-s of Terah ere t o h!ndred and five -ears$ and Terah died in 2aran. Chapter 12 1 .o the (8R, said to &bra"# 'Go fro" -o!r co!ntr- and -o!r kindred and -o!r father>s ho!se to the )and that I i)) sho -o!. 2 &nd I i)) "ake of -o! a great nation# and I i)) b)ess -o!# and "ake -o!r na"e great# so that -o! i)) be a b)essing. % I i)) b)ess those ho b)ess -o!# and hi" ho c!rses -o! I i)) c!rse$ and b- -o! a)) the fa"i)ies of the earth sha)) b)ess the"se)ves.' * So &bra" ent# as the (8R, had to)d hi"$ and (ot ent ith hi". &bra" as sevent-9five -ears o)d hen he departed fro" 2aran. + &nd &bra" took Sar>ai his ife# and (ot his brother>s son# and a)) their possessions hich the- had gathered# and the

persons that the- had gotten in 2aran$ and the- set forth to go to the )and of Canaan. <hen the- had co"e to the )and of Canaan# / &bra" passed thro!gh the )and to the p)ace at Sheche"# to the oak of =oreh. &t that ti"e the Canaanites ere in the )and. 0 Then the (8R, appeared to &bra"# and said# 'To -o!r descendants I i)) give this )and.' So he b!i)t there an a)tar to the (8R,# ho had appeared to hi". 1 Thence he re"oved to the "o!ntain on the east of Bethe)# and pitched his tent# ith Bethe) on the est and &i on the east$ and there he b!i)t an a)tar to the (8R, and ca))ed on the na"e of the (8R,. 3 &nd &bra" Bo!rne-ed on# sti)) going to ard the .egeb. 14 .o there as a fa"ine in the )and. So &bra" ent do n to 5g-pt to soBo!rn there# for the fa"ine as severe in the )and. 11 <hen he as abo!t to enter 5g-pt# he said to Sar>ai his ife# 'I kno that -o! are a o"an bea!tif!) to beho)d$ 12 and hen the 5g-ptians see -o!# the- i)) sa-# >This is his ife>$ then the- i)) ki)) "e# b!t the- i)) )et -o! )ive. 1% Sa- -o! are "- sister# that it "a- go e)) ith "e beca!se of -o!# and that "- )ife "a- be spared on -o!r acco!nt.' 1* <hen &bra" entered 5g-pt the 5g-ptians sa that the o"an as ver- bea!tif!). 1+ &nd hen the princes of :haraoh sa her# the- praised her to :haraoh. &nd the o"an as taken into :haraoh>s ho!se. 1/ &nd for her sake he dea)t e)) ith &bra"$ and he had sheep# o7en# he9asses# "enservants# "aidservants# she9asses# and ca"e)s. 10 B!t the (8R, aff)icted :haraoh and his ho!se ith great p)ag!es beca!se of Sar>ai# &bra">s ife. 11 So :haraoh ca))ed &bra"# and said# '<hat is this -o! have done to "e? <h- did -o! not te)) "e that she as -o!r ife? 13 <h- did -o! sa-# >She is "- sister#> so that I took her for "- ife? .o then# here is -o!r ife# take her# and be gone.' 24 &nd :haraoh gave "en orders concerning hi"$ and the- set hi" on the a-# ith his ife and a)) that he had. Chapter 1% 1 So &bra" ent !p fro" 5g-pt# he and his ife# and a)) that he had# and (ot ith hi"# into the .egeb. 2 .o &bra" as ver- rich in catt)e# in si)ver# and in go)d. % &nd he Bo!rne-ed on fro" the .egeb as far as Bethe)# to the p)ace here his tent had been at the beginning# bet een Bethe) and &i# * to the p)ace here he had "ade an a)tar at the first$ and there &bra" ca))ed on the na"e of the (8R,. + &nd (ot# ho ent ith &bra"# a)so had f)ocks and herds and tents# / so that the )and co!)d not s!pport both of the" d e))ing together$ for their possessions ere so great that the- co!)d not d e)) together# 0 and there as strife bet een the herds"en of &bra">s catt)e and the herds"en of (ot>s catt)e. &t that ti"e the Canaanites and the :er>iEEites d e)t in the )and.

1 Then &bra" said to (ot# '(et there be no strife bet een -o! and "e# and bet een -o!r herds"en and "- herds"en$ for e are kins"en. 3 Is not the ho)e )and before -o!? Separate -o!rse)f fro" "e. If -o! take the )eft hand# then I i)) go to the right$ or if -o! take the right hand# then I i)) go to the )eft.' 14 &nd (ot )ifted !p his e-es# and sa that the Dordan va))e- as e)) atered ever- here )ike the garden of the (8R,# )ike the )and of 5g-pt# in the direction of Co>ar$ this as before the (8R, destro-ed Sodo" and Go"or>rah. 11 So (ot chose for hi"se)f a)) the Dordan va))e-# and (ot Bo!rne-ed east$ th!s the- separated fro" each other. 12 &bra" d e)t in the )and of Canaan# hi)e (ot d e)t a"ong the cities of the va))e- and "oved his tent as far as Sodo". 1% .o the "en of Sodo" ere icked# great sinners against the (8R,. 1* The (8R, said to &bra"# after (ot had separated fro" hi"# '(ift !p -o!r e-es# and )ook fro" the p)ace here -o! are# north ard and so!th ard and east ard and est ard$ 1+ for a)) the )and hich -o! see I i)) give to -o! and to -o!r descendants for ever. 1/ I i)) "ake -o!r descendants as the d!st of the earth$ so that if one can co!nt the d!st of the earth# -o!r descendants a)so can be co!nted. 10 &rise# a)k thro!gh the )ength and the breadth of the )and# for I i)) give it to -o!.' 11 So &bra" "oved his tent# and ca"e and d e)t b- the oaks of =a"re# hich are at 2ebron$ and there he b!i)t an a)tar to the (8R,. Chapter 1* 1 In the da-s of &">raphe) king of Shinar# &r>ioch king of 5))a>sar# Ched9or9)ao>"er king of 5)a"# and Tida) king of Goi>i"# 2 these kings "ade ar ith Bera king of Sodo"# Birsha king of Go"or>rah# Shinab king of &d"ah# She"e>ber king of Ceboi>i"# and the king of Be)a Hthat is# Co>arI. % &nd a)) these Boined forces in the Va))e- of Siddi" Hthat is# the Sa)t SeaI. * T e)ve -ears the- had served Ched9or9)ao>"er# b!t in the thirteenth -ear the- rebe))ed. + In the fo!rteenth -ear Ched9or9)ao>"er and the kings ho ere ith hi" ca"e and s!bd!ed the Reph>ai" in &sh>teroth9karna>i"# the C!Ei" in 2a"# the 5"i" in Sha>veh9kiriatha>i"# / and the 2orites in their =o!nt Se>ir as far as 5)9paran on the border of the i)derness$ 0 then the- t!rned back and ca"e to 5n"ish>pat Hthat is# FadeshI# and s!bd!ed a)) the co!ntr- of the &"a)>ekites# and a)so the &"orites ho d e)t in 2aE>aEon9 ta>"ar. 1 Then the king of Sodo"# the king of Go"or>rah# the king of &d"ah# the king of Ceboi>i"# and the king of Be)a Hthat is# Co>arI ent o!t# and the- Boined batt)e in the Va))e- of Siddi" 3 ith Ched9or9)ao>"er king of 5)a"# Tida) king of Goi>i"# &">raphe) king of Shinar# and &r>ioch king of 5))a>sar# fo!r kings against five. 14 .o the Va))e- of Siddi" as f!)) of bit!"en pits$ and as the kings of Sodo" and Go"or>rah f)ed# so"e fe)) into the"# and the rest f)ed to the "o!ntain. 11 So the ene"- took a)) the goods of Sodo" and Go"or>rah# and a)) their provisions# and ent their a-$ 12 the- a)so took (ot# the son of &bra">s brother# ho d e)t in Sodo"# and his goods# and departed. 1% Then one ho had escaped ca"e# and to)d &bra" the 2ebre # ho as )iving b- the oaks of =a"re the &"orite# brother of 5shco) and of &ner$ these ere a))ies of &bra". 1* <hen &bra" heard that his kins"an had been taken captive# he )ed forth his trained

"en# born in his ho!se# three h!ndred and eighteen of the"# and ent in p!rs!it as far as ,an. 1+ &nd he divided his forces against the" b- night# he and his servants# and ro!ted the" and p!rs!ed the" to 2obah# north of ,a"asc!s. 1/ Then he bro!ght back a)) the goods# and a)so bro!ght back his kins"an (ot ith his goods# and the o"en and the peop)e. 10 &fter his ret!rn fro" the defeat of Ched9or9)ao>"er and the kings ho ere ith hi"# the king of Sodo" ent o!t to "eet hi" at the Va))e- of Shaveh Hthat is# the Fing>s Va))e-I. 11 &nd =e)9chiE>edek king of Sa)e" bro!ght o!t bread and ine$ he as priest of God =ost 2igh. 13 &nd he b)essed hi" and said# 'B)essed be &bra" b- God =ost 2igh# "aker of heaven and earth$ 24 and b)essed be God =ost 2igh# ho has de)ivered -o!r ene"ies into -o!r handA' &nd &bra" gave hi" a tenth of ever-thing. 21 &nd the king of Sodo" said to &bra"# 'Give "e the persons# b!t take the goods for -o!rse)f.' 22 B!t &bra" said to the king of Sodo"# 'I have s orn to the (8R, God =ost 2igh# "aker of heaven and earth# 2% that I o!)d not take a thread or a sanda)9thong or an-thing that is -o!rs# )est -o! sho!)d sa-# >I have "ade &bra" rich.> 2* I i)) take nothing b!t hat the -o!ng "en have eaten# and the share of the "en ho ent ith "e$ )et &ner# 5shco)# and =a"re take their share.' Chapter 1+ 1 &fter these things the ord of the (8R, ca"e to &bra" in a vision# '@ear not# &bra"# I a" -o!r shie)d$ -o!r re ard sha)) be ver- great.' 2 B!t &bra" said# '8 (ord G8,# hat i)t tho! give "e# for I contin!e chi)d)ess# and the heir of "- ho!se is 5)ie>Eer of ,a"asc!s?' % &nd &bra" said# 'Beho)d# tho! hast given "e no offspring$ and a s)ave born in "- ho!se i)) be "- heir.' * &nd beho)d# the ord of the (8R, ca"e to hi"# 'This "an sha)) not be -o!r heir$ -o!r o n son sha)) be -o!r heir.' + &nd he bro!ght hi" o!tside and said# '(ook to ard heaven# and n!"ber the stars# if -o! are ab)e to n!"ber the".' Then he said to hi"# 'So sha)) -o!r descendants be.' / &nd he be)ieved the (8R,$ and he reckoned it to hi" as righteo!sness. 0 &nd he said to hi"# 'I a" the (8R, ho bro!ght -o! fro" Jr of the Cha)de>ans# to give -o! this )and to possess.' 1 B!t he said# '8 (ord G8,# ho a" I to kno that I sha)) possess it?' 3 2e said to hi"# 'Bring "e a heifer three -ears o)d# a she9goat three -ears o)d# a ra" three -ears o)d# a t!rt)edove# and a -o!ng pigeon.' 14 &nd he bro!ght hi" a)) these# c!t the" in t o# and )aid each ha)f over against the other$ b!t he did not c!t the birds in t o. 11 &nd hen birds of pre- ca"e do n !pon the carcasses# &bra" drove the" a a-. 12 &s the s!n as going do n# a deep s)eep fe)) on &bra"$ and )o# a dread and great darkness fe)) !pon hi". 1% Then the (8R, said to &bra"# 'Fno of a s!ret- that -o!r descendants i)) be soBo!rners in a )and that is not theirs# and i)) be s)aves there# and the- i)) be oppressed for fo!r h!ndred -ears$ 1* b!t I i)) bring B!dg"ent on the nation

hich the- serve# and after ard the- sha)) co"e o!t ith great possessions. 1+ &s for -o!rse)f# -o! sha)) go to -o!r fathers in peace$ -o! sha)) be b!ried in a good o)d age. 1/ &nd the- sha)) co"e back here in the fo!rth generation$ for the iniG!it- of the &"orites is not -et co"p)ete.' 10 <hen the s!n had gone do n and it as dark# beho)d# a s"oking fire pot and a f)a"ing torch passed bet een these pieces. 11 8n that da- the (8R, "ade a covenant ith &bra"# sa-ing# 'To -o!r descendants I give this )and# fro" the river of 5g-pt to the great river# the river 5!phra>tes# 13 the )and of the Fen>ites# the Fen>iEEites# the Fad>"onites# 24 the 2ittites# the :er>iEEites# the Reph>ai"# 21 the &"orites# the Canaanites# the Gir>gashites and the Deb>!sites.' Chapter 1/ 1 .o Sar>ai# &bra">s ife# bore hi" no chi)dren. She had an 5g-ptian "aid hose na"e as 2agar$ 2 and Sar>ai said to &bra"# 'Beho)d no # the (8R, has prevented "e fro" bearing chi)dren$ go in to "- "aid$ it "a- be that I sha)) obtain chi)dren b- her.' &nd &bra" hearkened to the voice of Sar>ai. % So# after &bra" had d e)t ten -ears in the )and of Canaan# Sar>ai# &bra">s ife# took 2agar the 5g-ptian# her "aid# and gave her to &bra" her h!sband as a ife. * &nd he ent in to 2agar# and she conceived$ and hen she sa that she had conceived# she )ooked ith conte"pt on her "istress. + &nd Sar>ai said to &bra"# '=a- the rong done to "e be on -o!A I gave "- "aid to -o!r e"brace# and hen she sa that she had conceived# she )ooked on "e ith conte"pt. =a- the (8R, B!dge bet een -o! and "eA' / B!t &bra" said to Sar>ai# 'Beho)d# -o!r "aid is in -o!r po er$ do to her as -o! p)ease.' Then Sar>ai dea)t harsh)- ith her# and she f)ed fro" her. 0 The ange) of the (8R, fo!nd her b- a spring of ater in the i)derness# the spring on the a- to Sh!r. 1 &nd he said# '2agar# "aid of Sar>ai# here have -o! co"e fro" and here are -o! going?' She said# 'I a" f)eeing fro" "- "istress Sar>ai.' 3 The ange) of the (8R, said to her# 'Ret!rn to -o!r "istress# and s!b"it to her.' 14 The ange) of the (8R, a)so said to her# 'I i)) so great)- "!)tip)- -o!r descendants that the- cannot be n!"bered for "!)tit!de.' 11 &nd the ange) of the (8R, said to her# 'Beho)d# -o! are ith chi)d# and sha)) bear a son$ -o! sha)) ca)) his na"e Ish>"ae)$ beca!se the (8R, has given heed to -o!r aff)iction. 12 2e sha)) be a i)d ass of a "an# his hand against ever"an and ever- "an>s hand against hi"$ and he sha)) d e)) over against a)) his kins"en.' 1% So she ca))ed the na"e of the (8R, ho spoke to her# 'Tho! art a God of seeing'$ for she said# '2ave I rea))- seen God and re"ained a)ive after seeing hi"?' 1* Therefore the e)) as ca))ed Beer9)a>hai9roi$ it )ies bet een Fadesh and Bered. 1+ &nd 2agar bore &bra" a son$ and &bra" ca))ed the na"e of his son# ho" 2agar bore# Ish>"ae). 1/ &bra" as eight-9si7 -ears o)d hen 2agar bore Ish>"ae) to &bra".

Chapter 10 1 <hen &bra" as ninet-9nine -ears o)d the (8R, appeared to &bra"# and said to hi"# 'I a" God &)"ight-$ a)k before "e# and be b)a"e)ess. 2 &nd I i)) "ake "- covenant bet een "e and -o!# and i)) "!)tip)- -o! e7ceeding)-.' % Then &bra" fe)) on his face$ and God said to hi"# * 'Beho)d# "- covenant is ith -o!# and -o! sha)) be the father of a "!)tit!de of nations. + .o )onger sha)) -o!r na"e be &bra"# b!t -o!r na"e sha)) be &braha"$ for I have "ade -o! the father of a "!)tit!de of nations. / I i)) "ake -o! e7ceeding)- fr!itf!)$ and I i)) "ake nations of -o!# and kings sha)) co"e forth fro" -o!. 0 &nd I i)) estab)ish "- covenant bet een "e and -o! and -o!r descendants after -o! thro!gho!t their generations for an ever)asting covenant# to be God to -o! and to -o!r descendants after -o!. 1 &nd I i)) give to -o!# and to -o!r descendants after -o!# the )and of -o!r soBo!rnings# a)) the )and of Canaan# for an ever)asting possession$ and I i)) be their God.' 3 &nd God said to &braha"# '&s for -o!# -o! sha)) keep "- covenant# -o! and -o!r descendants after -o! thro!gho!t their generations. 14 This is "- covenant# hich -o! sha)) keep# bet een "e and -o! and -o!r descendants after -o!6 5ver- "a)e a"ong -o! sha)) be circ!"cised. 11 ;o! sha)) be circ!"cised in the f)esh of -o!r foreskins# and it sha)) be a sign of the covenant bet een "e and -o!. 12 2e that is eight da-s o)d a"ong -o! sha)) be circ!"cised$ ever- "a)e thro!gho!t -o!r generations# hether born in -o!r ho!se# or bo!ght ith -o!r "one- fro" an- foreigner ho is not of -o!r offspring# 1% both he that is born in -o!r ho!se and he that is bo!ght ith -o!r "one-# sha)) be circ!"cised. So sha)) "- covenant be in -o!r f)esh an ever)asting covenant. 1* &n!ncirc!"cised "a)e ho is not circ!"cised in the f)esh of his foreskin sha)) be c!t off fro" his peop)e$ he has broken "- covenant.' 1+ &nd God said to &braha"# '&s for Sar>ai -o!r ife# -o! sha)) not ca)) her na"e Sar>ai# b!t Sarah sha)) be her na"e. 1/ I i)) b)ess her# and "oreover I i)) give -o! a son bher$ I i)) b)ess her# and she sha)) be a "other of nations$ kings of peop)es sha)) co"e fro" her.' 10 Then &braha" fe)) on his face and )a!ghed# and said to hi"se)f# 'Sha)) a chi)d be born to a "an ho is a h!ndred -ears o)d? Sha)) Sarah# ho is ninet- -ears o)d# bear a chi)d?' 11 &nd &braha" said to God# '8 that Ish>"ae) "ight )ive in th- sightA' 13 God said# '.o# b!t Sarah -o!r ife sha)) bear -o! a son# and -o! sha)) ca)) his na"e Isaac. I i)) estab)ish "- covenant ith hi" as an ever)asting covenant for his descendants after hi". 24 &s for Ish>"ae)# I have heard -o!$ beho)d# I i)) b)ess hi" and "ake hi" fr!itf!) and "!)tip)- hi" e7ceeding)-$ he sha)) be the father of t e)ve princes# and I i)) "ake hi" a great nation. 21 B!t I i)) estab)ish "- covenant ith Isaac# ho" Sarah sha)) bear to -o! at this season ne7t -ear.' 22 <hen he had finished ta)king ith hi"# God ent !p fro" &braha". 2% Then &braha" took Ish>"ae) his son and a)) the s)aves born in his ho!se or bo!ght ith his "one-# ever- "a)e a"ong the "en of &braha">s ho!se# and he circ!"cised the f)esh of

their foreskins that ver- da-# as God had said to hi". 2* &braha" as ninet-9nine -ears o)d hen he as circ!"cised in the f)esh of his foreskin. 2+ &nd Ish>"ae) his son as thirteen -ears o)d hen he as circ!"cised in the f)esh of his foreskin. 2/ That ver- da&braha" and his son Ish>"ae) ere circ!"cised$ 20 and a)) the "en of his ho!se# those born in the ho!se and those bo!ght ith "one- fro" a foreigner# ere circ!"cised ith hi". Chapter 11 1 &nd the (8R, appeared to hi" b- the oaks of =a"re# as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the da-. 2 2e )ifted !p his e-es and )ooked# and beho)d# three "en stood in front of hi". <hen he sa the"# he ran fro" the tent door to "eet the"# and bo ed hi"se)f to the earth# % and said# '=- )ord# if I have fo!nd favor in -o!r sight# do not pass b- -o!r servant. * (et a )itt)e ater be bro!ght# and ash -o!r feet# and rest -o!rse)ves !nder the tree# + hi)e I fetch a "orse) of bread# that -o! "a- refresh -o!rse)ves# and after that -o! "a- pass on99since -o! have co"e to -o!r servant.' So the- said# ',o as -o! have said.' / &nd &braha" hastened into the tent to Sarah# and said# '=ake readG!ick)- three "eas!res of fine "ea)# knead it# and "ake cakes.' 0 &nd &braha" ran to the herd# and took a ca)f# tender and good# and gave it to the servant# ho hastened to prepare it. 1 Then he took c!rds# and "i)k# and the ca)f hich he had prepared# and set it before the"$ and he stood b- the" !nder the tree hi)e the- ate. 3 The- said to hi"# '<here is Sarah -o!r ife?' &nd he said# 'She is in the tent.' 14 The (8R, said# 'I i)) s!re)- ret!rn to -o! in the spring# and Sarah -o!r ife sha)) have a son.' &nd Sarah as )istening at the tent door behind hi". 11 .o &braha" and Sarah ere o)d# advanced in age$ it had ceased to be ith Sarah after the "anner of o"en. 12 So Sarah )a!ghed to herse)f# sa-ing# '&fter I have gro n o)d# and "- h!sband is o)d# sha)) I have p)eas!re?' 1% The (8R, said to &braha"# '<h- did Sarah )a!gh# and sa-# >Sha)) I indeed bear a chi)d# no that I a" o)d?> 1* Is an-thing too hard for the (8R,? &t the appointed ti"e I i)) ret!rn to -o!# in the spring# and Sarah sha)) have a son.' 1+ B!t Sarah denied# sa-ing# 'I did not )a!gh'$ for she as afraid. 2e said# '.o# b!t -o! did )a!gh.' 1/ Then the "en set o!t fro" there# and the- )ooked to ard Sodo"$ and &braha" ent ith the" to set the" on their a-. 10 The (8R, said# 'Sha)) I hide fro" &braha" hat I a" abo!t to do# 11 seeing that &braha" sha)) beco"e a great and "ight- nation# and a)) the nations of the earth sha)) b)ess the"se)ves b- hi"? 13 .o# for I have chosen hi"# that he "a- charge his chi)dren and his ho!seho)d after hi" to keep the a- of the (8R, bdoing righteo!sness and B!stice$ so that the (8R, "a- bring to &braha" hat he has pro"ised hi".' 24 Then the (8R, said# 'Beca!se the o!tcr- against Sodo" and Go"or>rah is great and their sin is ver- grave# 21 I i)) go do n to see hether the- have done a)together according to the o!tcr- hich has co"e to "e$ and if not# I i)) kno .'

22 So the "en t!rned fro" there# and ent to ard Sodo"$ b!t &braha" sti)) stood before the (8R,. 2% Then &braha" dre near# and said# '<i)t tho! indeed destro- the righteo!s ith the icked? 2* S!ppose there are fift- righteo!s ithin the cit-$ i)t tho! then destro- the p)ace and not spare it for the fift- righteo!s ho are in it? 2+ @ar be it fro" thee to do s!ch a thing# to s)a- the righteo!s ith the icked# so that the righteo!s fare as the ickedA @ar be that fro" theeA Sha)) not the D!dge of a)) the earth do right?' 2/ &nd the (8R, said# 'If I find at Sodo" fift- righteo!s in the cit-# I i)) spare the ho)e p)ace for their sake.' 20 &braha" ans ered# 'Beho)d# I have taken !pon "-se)f to speak to the (ord# I ho a" b!t d!st and ashes. 21 S!ppose five of the fift- righteo!s are )acking? <i)t tho! destro- the ho)e cit- for )ack of five?' &nd he said# 'I i)) not destro- it if I find fort-9five there.' 23 &gain he spoke to hi"# and said# 'S!ppose fortare fo!nd there.' 2e ans ered# '@or the sake of fort- I i)) not do it.' %4 Then he said# '8h )et not the (ord be angr-# and I i)) speak. S!ppose thirt- are fo!nd there.' 2e ans ered# 'I i)) not do it# if I find thirt- there.' %1 2e said# 'Beho)d# I have taken !pon "-se)f to speak to the (ord. S!ppose t ent- are fo!nd there.' 2e ans ered# '@or the sake of t ent- I i)) not destro- it.' %2 Then he said# '8h )et not the (ord be angr-# and I i)) speak again b!t this once. S!ppose ten are fo!nd there.' 2e ans ered# '@or the sake of ten I i)) not destro- it.' %% &nd the (8R, ent his a-# hen he had finished speaking to &braha"$ and &braha" ret!rned to his p)ace. Chapter 13 1 The t o ange)s ca"e to Sodo" in the evening$ and (ot as sitting in the gate of Sodo". <hen (ot sa the"# he rose to "eet the"# and bo ed hi"se)f ith his face to the earth# 2 and said# '=- )ords# t!rn aside# I pra- -o!# to -o!r servant>s ho!se and spend the night# and ash -o!r feet$ then -o! "a- rise !p ear)- and go on -o!r a-.' Thesaid# '.o$ e i)) spend the night in the street.' % B!t he !rged the" strong)-$ so thet!rned aside to hi" and entered his ho!se$ and he "ade the" a feast# and baked !n)eavened bread# and the- ate. * B!t before the- )a- do n# the "en of the cit-# the "en of Sodo"# both -o!ng and o)d# a)) the peop)e to the )ast "an# s!rro!nded the ho!se$ + and the- ca))ed to (ot# '<here are the "en ho ca"e to -o! tonight? Bring the" o!t to !s# that e "a- kno the".' / (ot ent o!t of the door to the "en# sh!t the door after hi"# 0 and said# 'I beg -o!# "- brothers# do not act so icked)-. 1 Beho)d# I have t o da!ghters ho have not kno n "an$ )et "e bring the" o!t to -o!# and do to the" as -o! p)ease$ on)- do nothing to these "en# for the- have co"e !nder the she)ter of "- roof.' 3 B!t the- said# 'Stand backA' &nd the- said# 'This fe))o ca"e to soBo!rn# and he o!)d p)a- the B!dgeA .o e i)) dea) orse ith -o! than ith the".' Then the- pressed hard against the "an (ot# and dre near to break the door. 14 B!t the "en p!t forth their hands and bro!ght (ot into the ho!se to the"# and sh!t the door. 11 &nd the- str!ck ith b)indness the "en ho ere at the door of the ho!se# both s"a)) and great# so that theearied the"se)ves groping for the door. 12 Then the "en said to (ot# '2ave -o! an- one e)se here? Sons9in9)a # sons# da!ghters# or an- one -o! have in the cit-# bring the" o!t of the p)ace$ 1% for e are abo!t to destro- this p)ace# beca!se the o!tcr- against its peop)e has beco"e great before the

(8R,# and the (8R, has sent !s to destro- it.' 1* So (ot ent o!t and said to his sons9 in9)a # ho ere to "arr- his da!ghters# 'Jp# get o!t of this p)ace$ for the (8R, is abo!t to destro- the cit-.' B!t he see"ed to his sons9in9)a to be Besting. 1+ <hen "orning da ned# the ange)s !rged (ot# sa-ing# '&rise# take -o!r ife and -o!r t o da!ghters ho are here# )est -o! be cons!"ed in the p!nish"ent of the cit-.' 1/ B!t he )ingered$ so the "en seiEed hi" and his ife and his t o da!ghters b- the hand# the (8R, being "ercif!) to hi"# and the- bro!ght hi" forth and set hi" o!tside the cit-. 10 &nd hen the- had bro!ght the" forth# the- said# '@)ee for -o!r )ife$ do not )ook back or stop an- here in the va))e-$ f)ee to the hi))s# )est -o! be cons!"ed.' 11 &nd (ot said to the"# '8h# no# "- )ords$ 13 beho)d# -o!r servant has fo!nd favor in -o!r sight# and -o! have sho n "e great kindness in saving "- )ife$ b!t I cannot f)ee to the hi))s# )est the disaster overtake "e# and I die. 24 Beho)d# -onder cit- is near eno!gh to f)ee to# and it is a )itt)e one. (et "e escape there99is it not a )itt)e one? 99and "- )ife i)) be savedA' 21 2e said to hi"# 'Beho)d# I grant -o! this favor a)so# that I i)) not overthro the cit- of hich -o! have spoken. 22 =ake haste# escape there$ for I can do nothing ti)) -o! arrive there.' Therefore the na"e of the cit- as ca))ed Co>ar. 2% The s!n had risen on the earth hen (ot ca"e to Co>ar. 2* Then the (8R, rained on Sodo" and Go"or>rah bri"stone and fire fro" the (8R, o!t of heaven$ 2+ and he overthre those cities# and a)) the va))e-# and a)) the inhabitants of the cities# and hat gre on the gro!nd. 2/ B!t (ot>s ife behind hi" )ooked back# and she beca"e a pi))ar of sa)t. 20 &nd &braha" ent ear)- in the "orning to the p)ace here he had stood before the (8R,$ 21 and he )ooked do n to ard Sodo" and Go"or>rah and to ard a)) the )and of the va))e-# and behe)d# and )o# the s"oke of the )and ent !p )ike the s"oke of a f!rnace. 23 So it as that# hen God destro-ed the cities of the va))e-# God re"e"bered &braha"# and sent (ot o!t of the "idst of the overthro # hen he overthre the cities in hich (ot d e)t. %4 .o (ot ent !p o!t of Co>ar# and d e)t in the hi))s ith his t o da!ghters# for he as afraid to d e)) in Co>ar$ so he d e)t in a cave ith his t o da!ghters. %1 &nd the first9born said to the -o!nger# '8!r father is o)d# and there is not a "an on earth to co"e in to !s after the "anner of a)) the earth. %2 Co"e# )et !s "ake o!r father drink ine# and e i)) )ie ith hi"# that e "a- preserve offspring thro!gh o!r father.' %% So the"ade their father drink ine that night$ and the first9born ent in# and )a- ith her father$ he did not kno hen she )a- do n or hen she arose. %* &nd on the ne7t da-# the first9 born said to the -o!nger# 'Beho)d# I )a- )ast night ith "- father$ )et !s "ake hi" drink ine tonight a)so$ then -o! go in and )ie ith hi"# that e "a- preserve offspring thro!gh o!r father.' %+ So the- "ade their father drink ine that night a)so$ and the -o!nger arose# and )a- ith hi"$ and he did not kno hen she )a- do n or hen she

arose. %/ Th!s both the da!ghters of (ot ere ith chi)d b- their father. %0 The first9born bore a son# and ca))ed his na"e =oab$ he is the father of the =oabites to this da-. %1 The -o!nger a)so bore a son# and ca))ed his na"e Ben9a""i$ he is the father of the &""onites to this da-. Chapter 24 1 @ro" there &braha" Bo!rne-ed to ard the territor- of the .egeb# and d e)t bet een Fadesh and Sh!r$ and he soBo!rned in Gerar. 2 &nd &braha" said of Sarah his ife# 'She is "- sister.' &nd &bi">e)ech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. % B!t God ca"e to &bi">e)ech in a drea" b- night# and said to hi"# 'Beho)d# -o! are a dead "an# beca!se of the o"an ho" -o! have taken$ for she is a "an>s ife.' * .o &bi">e)ech had not approached her$ so he said# '(ord# i)t tho! s)a- an innocent peop)e? + ,id he not hi"se)f sa- to "e# >She is "- sister>? &nd she herse)f said# >2e is "- brother.> In the integrit- of "- heart and the innocence of "- hands I have done this.' / Then God said to hi" in the drea"# ';es# I kno that -o! have done this in the integrit- of -o!r heart# and it as I ho kept -o! fro" sinning against "e$ therefore I did not )et -o! to!ch her. 0 .o then restore the "an>s ife$ for he is a prophet# and he i)) pra- for -o!# and -o! sha)) )ive. B!t if -o! do not restore her# kno that -o! sha)) s!re)- die# -o!# and a)) that are -o!rs.' 1 So &bi">e)ech rose ear)- in the "orning# and ca))ed a)) his servants# and to)d the" a)) these things$ and the "en ere ver- "!ch afraid. 3 Then &bi">e)ech ca))ed &braha"# and said to hi"# '<hat have -o! done to !s? &nd ho have I sinned against -o!# that -o! have bro!ght on "e and "- kingdo" a great sin? ;o! have done to "e things that o!ght not to be done.' 14 &nd &bi">e)ech said to &braha"# '<hat ere -o! thinking of# that -o! did this thing?' 11 &braha" said# 'I did it beca!se I tho!ght# There is no fear of God at a)) in this p)ace# and the- i)) ki)) "e beca!se of "- ife. 12 Besides she is indeed "- sister# the da!ghter of "- father b!t not the da!ghter of "- "other$ and she beca"e "- ife. 1% &nd hen God ca!sed "e to ander fro" "- father>s ho!se# I said to her# >This is the kindness -o! "!st do "e6 at ever- p)ace to hich e co"e# sa- of "e# 2e is "- brother.>' 1* Then &bi">e)ech took sheep and o7en# and "a)e and fe"a)e s)aves# and gave the" to &braha"# and restored Sarah his ife to hi". 1+ &nd &bi">e)ech said# 'Beho)d# "- )and is before -o!$ d e)) here it p)eases -o!.' 1/ To Sarah he said# 'Beho)d# I have given -o!r brother a tho!sand pieces of si)ver$ it is -o!r vindication in the e-es of a)) ho are ith -o!$ and before ever- one -o! are righted.' 10 Then &braha" pra-ed to God$ and God hea)ed &bi">e)ech# and a)so hea)ed his ife and fe"a)e s)aves so that the- bore chi)dren. 11 @or the (8R, had c)osed a)) the o"bs of the ho!se of &bi">e)ech beca!se of Sarah# &braha">s ife. Chapter 21 1 The (8R, visited Sarah as he had said# and the (8R, did to Sarah as he had pro"ised. 2 &nd Sarah conceived# and bore &braha" a son in his o)d age at the ti"e of hich God had spoken to hi". % &braha" ca))ed the na"e of his son ho as born to

hi"# ho" Sarah bore hi"# Isaac. * &nd &braha" circ!"cised his son Isaac hen he as eight da-s o)d# as God had co""anded hi". + &braha" as a h!ndred -ears o)d hen his son Isaac as born to hi". / &nd Sarah said# 'God has "ade )a!ghter for "e$ ever- one ho hears i)) )a!gh over "e.' 0 &nd she said# '<ho o!)d have said to &braha" that Sarah o!)d s!ck)e chi)dren? ;et I have borne hi" a son in his o)d age.' 1 &nd the chi)d gre # and as eaned$ and &braha" "ade a great feast on the da- that Isaac as eaned. 3 B!t Sarah sa the son of 2agar the 5g-ptian# ho" she had borne to &braha"# p)a-ing ith her son Isaac. 14 So she said to &braha"# 'Cast o!t this s)ave o"an ith her son$ for the son of this s)ave o"an sha)) not be heir ith "- son Isaac.' 11 &nd the thing as ver- disp)easing to &braha" on acco!nt of his son. 12 B!t God said to &braha"# 'Be not disp)eased beca!se of the )ad and beca!se of -o!r s)ave o"an$ hatever Sarah sa-s to -o!# do as she te))s -o!# for thro!gh Isaac sha)) -o!r descendants be na"ed. 1% &nd I i)) "ake a nation of the son of the s)ave o"an a)so# beca!se he is -o!r offspring.' 1* So &braha" rose ear)- in the "orning# and took bread and a skin of ater# and gave it to 2agar# p!tting it on her sho!)der# a)ong ith the chi)d# and sent her a a-. &nd she departed# and andered in the i)derness of Beer9sheba. 1+ <hen the ater in the skin as gone# she cast the chi)d !nder one of the b!shes. 1/ Then she ent# and sat do n over against hi" a good a- off# abo!t the distance of a bo shot$ for she said# '(et "e not )ook !pon the death of the chi)d.' &nd as she sat over against hi"# the chi)d )ifted !p his voice and ept. 10 &nd God heard the voice of the )ad$ and the ange) of God ca))ed to 2agar fro" heaven# and said to her# '<hat tro!b)es -o!# 2agar? @ear not$ for God has heard the voice of the )ad here he is. 11 &rise# )ift !p the )ad# and ho)d hi" fast ith -o!r hand$ for I i)) "ake hi" a great nation.' 13 Then God opened her e-es# and she sa a e)) of ater$ and she ent# and fi))ed the skin ith ater# and gave the )ad a drink. 24 &nd God as ith the )ad# and he gre !p$ he )ived in the i)derness# and beca"e an e7pert ith the bo . 21 2e )ived in the i)derness of :aran$ and his "other took a ife for hi" fro" the )and of 5g-pt. 22 &t that ti"e &bi">e)ech and :hico) the co""ander of his ar"- said to &braha"# 'God is ith -o! in a)) that -o! do$ 2% no therefore s ear to "e here b- God that -o! i)) not dea) fa)se)- ith "e or ith "- offspring or ith "- posterit-# b!t as I have dea)t )o-a))- ith -o!# -o! i)) dea) ith "e and ith the )and here -o! have soBo!rned.' 2* &nd &braha" said# 'I i)) s ear.' 2+ <hen &braha" co"p)ained to &bi">e)ech abo!t a e)) of ater hich &bi">e)ech>s servants had seiEed# 2/ &bi">e)ech said# 'I do not kno ho has done this thing$ -o! did not te)) "e# and I have not heard of it !nti) toda-.' 20 So &braha" took sheep and o7en and gave the" to &bi">e)ech# and the t o "en "ade a covenant. 21 &braha" set seven e e )a"bs of the f)ock apart. 23 &nd &bi">e)ech said to &braha"# '<hat is the "eaning of these seven e e )a"bs hich -o! have set apart?' %4 2e said# 'These seven e e

)a"bs -o! i)) take fro" "- hand# that -o! "a- be a itness for "e that I d!g this e)).' %1 Therefore that p)ace as ca))ed Beer9sheba$ beca!se there both of the" s ore an oath. %2 So the- "ade a covenant at Beer9sheba. Then &bi">e)ech and :hico) the co""ander of his ar"- rose !p and ret!rned to the )and of the :hi)istines. %% &braha" p)anted a ta"arisk tree in Beer9sheba# and ca))ed there on the na"e of the (8R,# the 5ver)asting God. %* &nd &braha" soBo!rned "an- da-s in the )and of the :hi)istines. Chapter 22 1 &fter these things God tested &braha"# and said to hi"# '&braha"A' &nd he said# '2ere a" I.' 2 2e said# 'Take -o!r son# -o!r on)- son Isaac# ho" -o! )ove# and go to the )and of =ori>ah# and offer hi" there as a b!rnt offering !pon one of the "o!ntains of hich I sha)) te)) -o!.' % So &braha" rose ear)- in the "orning# sadd)ed his ass# and took t o of his -o!ng "en ith hi"# and his son Isaac$ and he c!t the ood for the b!rnt offering# and arose and ent to the p)ace of hich God had to)d hi". * 8n the third da&braha" )ifted !p his e-es and sa the p)ace afar off. + Then &braha" said to his -o!ng "en# 'Sta- here ith the ass$ I and the )ad i)) go -onder and orship# and co"e again to -o!.' / &nd &braha" took the ood of the b!rnt offering# and )aid it on Isaac his son$ and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the- ent both of the" together. 0 &nd Isaac said to his father &braha"# '=- fatherA' &nd he said# '2ere a" I# "- son.' 2e said# 'Beho)d# the fire and the ood$ b!t here is the )a"b for a b!rnt offering?' 1 &braha" said# 'God i)) provide hi"se)f the )a"b for a b!rnt offering# "- son.' So theent both of the" together. 3 <hen the- ca"e to the p)ace of hich God had to)d hi"# &braha" b!i)t an a)tar there# and )aid the ood in order# and bo!nd Isaac his son# and )aid hi" on the a)tar# !pon the ood. 14 Then &braha" p!t forth his hand# and took the knife to s)a- his son. 11 B!t the ange) of the (8R, ca))ed to hi" fro" heaven# and said# '&braha"# &braha"A' &nd he said# '2ere a" I.' 12 2e said# ',o not )a- -o!r hand on the )ad or do an-thing to hi"$ for no I kno that -o! fear God# seeing -o! have not ithhe)d -o!r son# -o!r on)- son# fro" "e.' 1% &nd &braha" )ifted !p his e-es and )ooked# and beho)d# behind hi" as a ra"# ca!ght in a thicket b- his horns$ and &braha" ent and took the ra"# and offered it !p as a b!rnt offering instead of his son. 1* So &braha" ca))ed the na"e of that p)ace The (8R, i)) provide$ as it is said to this da-# '8n the "o!nt of the (8R, it sha)) be provided.' 1+ &nd the ange) of the (8R, ca))ed to &braha" a second ti"e fro" heaven# 1/ and said# 'B- "-se)f I have s orn# sa-s the (8R,# beca!se -o! have done this# and have not ithhe)d -o!r son# -o!r on)- son# 10 I i)) indeed b)ess -o!# and I i)) "!)tip)- -o!r descendants as the stars of heaven and as the sand hich is on the seashore. &nd -o!r descendants sha)) possess the gate of their ene"ies# 11 and b- -o!r descendants sha)) a)) the nations of the earth b)ess the"se)ves# beca!se -o! have obe-ed "- voice.' 13 So &braha" ret!rned to his -o!ng "en# and the- arose and ent together to Beer9sheba$ and &braha" d e)t at Beer9sheba.

24 .o after these things it as to)d &braha"# 'Beho)d# =i)cah a)so has borne chi)dren to -o!r brother .ahor6 21 JE the first9born# B!E his brother# Fe"!>e) the father of &ra"# 22 Chesed# 2aEo# :i)dash# Did)aph# and Beth!>e).' 2% Beth!>e) beca"e the father of Rebekah. These eight =i)cah bore to .ahor# &braha">s brother. 2* =oreover# his conc!bine# hose na"e as Re!"ah# bore Tebah# Gaha"# Tahash# and =a>acah. Chapter 2% 1 Sarah )ived a h!ndred and t ent-9seven -ears$ these ere the -ears of the )ife of Sarah. 2 &nd Sarah died at Fir>iath9ar>ba Hthat is# 2ebronI in the )and of Canaan$ and &braha" ent in to "o!rn for Sarah and to eep for her. % &nd &braha" rose !p fro" before his dead# and said to the 2ittites# * 'I a" a stranger and a soBo!rner a"ong -o!$ give "e propert- a"ong -o! for a b!r-ing p)ace# that I "a- b!r- "- dead o!t of "- sight.' + The 2ittites ans ered &braha"# / '2ear !s# "- )ord$ -o! are a "ight- prince a"ong !s. B!r-o!r dead in the choicest of o!r sep!)chres$ none of !s i)) ithho)d fro" -o! his sep!)chre# or hinder -o! fro" b!r-ing -o!r dead.' 0 &braha" rose and bo ed to the 2ittites# the peop)e of the )and. 1 &nd he said to the"# 'If -o! are i))ing that I sho!)d b!r- "- dead o!t of "- sight# hear "e# and entreat for "e 5phron the son of Cohar# 3 that he "a- give "e the cave of =ach9pe>)ah# hich he o ns$ it is at the end of his fie)d. @or the f!)) price )et hi" give it to "e in -o!r presence as a possession for a b!r-ing p)ace.' 14 .o 5phron as sitting a"ong the 2ittites$ and 5phron the 2ittite ans ered &braha" in the hearing of the 2ittites# of a)) ho ent in at the gate of his cit-# 11 '.o# "- )ord# hear "e$ I give -o! the fie)d# and I give -o! the cave that is in it$ in the presence of the sons of "- peop)e I give it to -o!$ b!r- -o!r dead.' 12 Then &braha" bo ed do n before the peop)e of the )and. 1% &nd he said to 5phron in the hearing of the peop)e of the )and# 'B!t if -o! i))# hear "e$ I i)) give the price of the fie)d$ accept it fro" "e# that I "a- b!r- "- dead there.' 1* 5phron ans ered &braha"# 1+ '=- )ord# )isten to "e$ a piece of )and orth fo!r h!ndred sheke)s of si)ver# hat is that bet een -o! and "e? B!r- -o!r dead.' 1/ &braha" agreed ith 5phron$ and &braha" eighed o!t for 5phron the si)ver hich he had na"ed in the hearing of the 2ittites# fo!r h!ndred sheke)s of si)ver# according to the eights c!rrent a"ong the "erchants. 10 So the fie)d of 5phron in =ach9pe>)ah# hich as to the east of =a"re# the fie)d ith the cave hich as in it and a)) the trees that ere in the fie)d# thro!gho!t its ho)e area# as "ade over 11 to &braha" as a possession in the presence of the 2ittites# before a)) ho ent in at the gate of his cit-. 13 &fter this# &braha" b!ried Sarah his ife in the cave of the fie)d of =ach9pe>)ah east of =a"re Hthat is# 2ebronI in the )and of Canaan. 24 The fie)d and the cave that is in it ere "ade over to &braha" as a possession for a b!r-ing p)ace b- the 2ittites. Chapter 2*

1 .o &braha" as o)d# e)) advanced in -ears$ and the (8R, had b)essed &braha" in a)) things. 2 &nd &braha" said to his servant# the o)dest of his ho!se# ho had charge of a)) that he had# ':!t -o!r hand !nder "- thigh# % and I i)) "ake -o! s ear b- the (8R,# the God of heaven and of the earth# that -o! i)) not take a ife for "- son fro" the da!ghters of the Canaanites# a"ong ho" I d e))# * b!t i)) go to "- co!ntr- and to "- kindred# and take a ife for "- son Isaac.' + The servant said to hi"# ':erhaps the o"an "a- not be i))ing to fo))o "e to this )and$ "!st I then take -o!r son back to the )and fro" hich -o! ca"e?' / &braha" said to hi"# 'See to it that -o! do not take "- son back there. 0 The (8R,# the God of heaven# ho took "e fro" "- father>s ho!se and fro" the )and of "- birth# and ho spoke to "e and s ore to "e# >To -o!r descendants I i)) give this )and#> he i)) send his ange) before -o!# and -o! sha)) take a ife for "- son fro" there. 1 B!t if the o"an is not i))ing to fo))o -o!# then -o! i)) be free fro" this oath of "ine$ on)- -o! "!st not take "- son back there.' 3 So the servant p!t his hand !nder the thigh of &braha" his "aster# and s ore to hi" concerning this "atter. 14 Then the servant took ten of his "aster>s ca"e)s and departed# taking a)) sorts of choice gifts fro" his "aster$ and he arose# and ent to =esopota>"ia# to the cit- of .ahor. 11 &nd he "ade the ca"e)s knee) do n o!tside the cit- b- the e)) of ater at the ti"e of evening# the ti"e hen o"en go o!t to dra ater. 12 &nd he said# '8 (8R,# God of "- "aster &braha"# grant "e s!ccess toda-# I pra- thee# and sho steadfast )ove to "- "aster &braha". 1% Beho)d# I a" standing b- the spring of ater# and the da!ghters of the "en of the cit- are co"ing o!t to dra ater. 1* (et the "aiden to ho" I sha)) sa-# >:ra- )et do n -o!r Bar that I "a- drink#> and ho sha)) sa-# >,rink# and I i)) ater -o!r ca"e)s> 99)et her be the one ho" tho! hast appointed for thservant Isaac. B- this I sha)) kno that tho! hast sho n steadfast )ove to "- "aster.' 1+ Before he had done speaking# beho)d# Rebekah# ho as born to Beth!>e) the son of =i)cah# the ife of .ahor# &braha">s brother# ca"e o!t ith her ater Bar !pon her sho!)der. 1/ The "aiden as ver- fair to )ook !pon# a virgin# ho" no "an had kno n. She ent do n to the spring# and fi))ed her Bar# and ca"e !p. 10 Then the servant ran to "eet her# and said# ':ra- give "e a )itt)e ater to drink fro" -o!r Bar.' 11 She said# ',rink# "- )ord'$ and she G!ick)- )et do n her Bar !pon her hand# and gave hi" a drink. 13 <hen she had finished giving hi" a drink# she said# 'I i)) dra for -o!r ca"e)s a)so# !nti) the- have done drinking.' 24 So she G!ick)- e"ptied her Bar into the tro!gh and ran again to the e)) to dra # and she dre for a)) his ca"e)s. 21 The "an gaEed at her in si)ence to )earn hether the (8R, had prospered his Bo!rne- or not. 22 <hen the ca"e)s had done drinking# the "an took a go)d ring eighing a ha)f sheke)# and t o brace)ets for her ar"s eighing ten go)d sheke)s# 2% and said# 'Te)) "e hose da!ghter -o! are. Is there roo" in -o!r father>s ho!se for !s to )odge in?' 2* She said to hi"# 'I a" the da!ghter of Beth!>e) the son of =i)cah# ho" she bore to .ahor.' 2+ She added# '<e have both stra and provender eno!gh# and roo" to )odge in.' 2/ The "an

bo ed his head and orshiped the (8R,# 20 and said# 'B)essed be the (8R,# the God of "- "aster &braha"# ho has not forsaken his steadfast )ove and his faithf!)ness to ard "- "aster. &s for "e# the (8R, has )ed "e in the a- to the ho!se of ""aster>s kins"en.' 21 Then the "aiden ran and to)d her "other>s ho!seho)d abo!t these things. 23 Rebekah had a brother hose na"e as (aban$ and (aban ran o!t to the "an# to the spring. %4 <hen he sa the ring# and the brace)ets on his sister>s ar"s# and hen he heard the ords of Rebekah his sister# 'Th!s the "an spoke to "e#' he ent to the "an$ and beho)d# he as standing b- the ca"e)s at the spring. %1 2e said# 'Co"e in# 8 b)essed of the (8R,$ h- do -o! stand o!tside? @or I have prepared the ho!se and a p)ace for the ca"e)s.' %2 So the "an ca"e into the ho!se$ and (aban !ngirded the ca"e)s# and gave hi" stra and provender for the ca"e)s# and ater to ash his feet and the feet of the "en ho ere ith hi". %% Then food as set before hi" to eat$ b!t he said# 'I i)) not eat !nti) I have to)d "- errand.' 2e said# 'Speak on.' %* So he said# 'I a" &braha">s servant. %+ The (8R, has great)- b)essed "- "aster# and he has beco"e great$ he has given hi" f)ocks and herds# si)ver and go)d# "enservants and "aidservants# ca"e)s and asses. %/ &nd Sarah "- "aster>s ife bore a son to ""aster hen she as o)d$ and to hi" he has given a)) that he has. %0 =- "aster "ade "e s ear# sa-ing# >;o! sha)) not take a ife for "- son fro" the da!ghters of the Canaanites# in hose )and I d e))$ %1 b!t -o! sha)) go to "- father>s ho!se and to "- kindred# and take a ife for "- son.> %3 I said to "- "aster# >:erhaps the o"an i)) not fo))o "e.> *4 B!t he said to "e# >The (8R,# before ho" I a)k# i)) send his ange) ith -o! and prosper -o!r a-$ and -o! sha)) take a ife for "- son fro" "- kindred and fro" "father>s ho!se$ *1 then -o! i)) be free fro" "- oath# hen -o! co"e to "- kindred$ and if the- i)) not give her to -o!# -o! i)) be free fro" "- oath.> *2 'I ca"e toda- to the spring# and said# >8 (8R,# the God of "- "aster &braha"# if no tho! i)t prosper the a- hich I go# *% beho)d# I a" standing b- the spring of ater$ )et the -o!ng o"an ho co"es o!t to dra # to ho" I sha)) sa-# ':ra- give "e a )itt)e ater fro" -o!r Bar to drink#' ** and ho i)) sa- to "e# ',rink# and I i)) dra for -o!r ca"e)s a)so#' )et her be the o"an ho" the (8R, has appointed for "- "aster>s son.> *+ 'Before I had done speaking in "- heart# beho)d# Rebekah ca"e o!t ith her ater Bar on her sho!)der$ and she ent do n to the spring# and dre . I said to her# >:ra- )et "e drink.> */ She G!ick)- )et do n her Bar fro" her sho!)der# and said# >,rink# and I i)) give -o!r ca"e)s drink a)so.> So I drank# and she gave the ca"e)s drink a)so. *0 Then I asked her# ><hose da!ghter are -o!?> She said# The da!ghter of Beth!>e)# .ahor>s son# ho" =i)cah bore to hi".> So I p!t the ring on her nose# and the brace)ets on her ar"s. *1 Then I bo ed "- head and orshiped the (8R,# and b)essed the (8R,# the God of "-

"aster &braha"# ho had )ed "e b- the right a- to take the da!ghter of "- "aster>s kins"an for his son. *3 .o then# if -o! i)) dea) )o-a))- and tr!)- ith "- "aster# te)) "e$ and if not# te)) "e$ that I "a- t!rn to the right hand or to the )eft.' +4 Then (aban and Beth!>e) ans ered# 'The thing co"es fro" the (8R,$ e cannot speak to -o! bad or good. +1 Beho)d# Rebekah is before -o!# take her and go# and )et her be the ife of -o!r "aster>s son# as the (8R, has spoken.' +2 <hen &braha">s servant heard their ords# he bo ed hi"se)f to the earth before the (8R,. +% &nd the servant bro!ght forth Be e)r- of si)ver and of go)d# and rai"ent# and gave the" to Rebekah$ he a)so gave to her brother and to her "other cost)- orna"ents. +* &nd he and the "en ho ere ith hi" ate and drank# and the- spent the night there. <hen the- arose in the "orning# he said# 'Send "e back to "- "aster.' ++ 2er brother and her "other said# '(et the "aiden re"ain ith !s a hi)e# at )east ten da-s$ after that she "a- go.' +/ B!t he said to the"# ',o not de)a- "e# since the (8R, has prospered "- a-$ )et "e go that I "a- go to "- "aster.' +0 The- said# '<e i)) ca)) the "aiden# and ask her.' +1 &nd the- ca))ed Rebekah# and said to her# '<i)) -o! go ith this "an?' She said# 'I i)) go.' +3 So the- sent a a- Rebekah their sister and her n!rse# and &braha">s servant and his "en. /4 &nd the- b)essed Rebekah# and said to her# '8!r sister# be the "other of tho!sands of ten tho!sands$ and "a- -o!r descendants possess the gate of those ho hate the"A' /1 Then Rebekah and her "aids arose# and rode !pon the ca"e)s and fo))o ed the "an$ th!s the servant took Rebekah# and ent his a-. /2 .o Isaac had co"e fro" Beer9)a>hai9roi# and as d e))ing in the .egeb. /% &nd Isaac ent o!t to "editate in the fie)d in the evening$ and he )ifted !p his e-es and )ooked# and beho)d# there ere ca"e)s co"ing. /* &nd Rebekah )ifted !p her e-es# and hen she sa Isaac# she a)ighted fro" the ca"e)# /+ and said to the servant# '<ho is the "an -onder# a)king in the fie)d to "eet !s?' The servant said# 'It is "- "aster.' So she took her vei) and covered herse)f. // &nd the servant to)d Isaac a)) the things that he had done. /0 Then Isaac bro!ght her into the tent# and took Rebekah# and she beca"e his ife$ and he )oved her. So Isaac as co"forted after his "other>s death. Chapter 2+ 1 &braha" took another ife# hose na"e as Fet!>rah. 2 She bore hi" Ci"ran# Dokshan# =edan# =id>ian# Ishbak# and Sh!ah. % Dokshan as the father of Sheba and ,edan. The sons of ,edan ere &ssh!>ri"# (et!>shi"# and (e9!">"i". * The sons of =id>ian ere 5phah# 5pher# 2anoch# &bi>da# and 5)da>ah. &)) these ere the chi)dren of Fet!>rah. + &braha" gave a)) he had to Isaac. / B!t to the sons of his conc!bines &braha" gave gifts# and hi)e he as sti)) )iving he sent the" a a- fro" his son Isaac# east ard to the east co!ntr-.

0 These are the da-s of the -ears of &braha">s )ife# a h!ndred and sevent-9five -ears. 1 &braha" breathed his )ast and died in a good o)d age# an o)d "an and f!)) of -ears# and as gathered to his peop)e. 3 Isaac and Ish>"ae) his sons b!ried hi" in the cave of =ach9 pe>)ah# in the fie)d of 5phron the son of Cohar the 2ittite# east of =a"re# 14 the fie)d hich &braha" p!rchased fro" the 2ittites. There &braha" as b!ried# ith Sarah his ife. 11 &fter the death of &braha" God b)essed Isaac his son. &nd Isaac d e)t at Beer9 )a>hai9roi. 12 These are the descendants of Ish>"ae)# &braha">s son# ho" 2agar the 5g-ptian# Sarah>s "aid# bore to &braha". 1% These are the na"es of the sons of Ish>"ae)# na"ed in the order of their birth6 .eba>ioth# the first9born of Ish>"ae)$ and Fedar# &dbee)# =ibsa"# 1* =ish"a# ,!"ah# =assa# 1+ 2adad# Te"a# Det!r# .aphish# and Fed>e"ah. 1/ These are the sons of Ish>"ae) and these are their na"es# b- their vi))ages and b- their enca"p"ents# t e)ve princes according to their tribes. 10 HThese are the -ears of the )ife of Ish>"ae)# a h!ndred and thirt-9seven -ears$ he breathed his )ast and died# and as gathered to his kindred.I 11 The- d e)t fro" 2av>i)ah to Sh!r# hich is opposite 5g-pt in the direction of &ss-ria$ he sett)ed over against a)) his peop)e. 13 These are the descendants of Isaac# &braha">s son6 &braha" as the father of Isaac# 24 and Isaac as fort- -ears o)d hen he took to ife Rebekah# the da!ghter of Beth!>e) the &ra"ean of :addan9ara"# the sister of (aban the &ra"ean. 21 &nd Isaac pra-ed to the (8R, for his ife# beca!se she as barren$ and the (8R, granted his pra-er# and Rebekah his ife conceived. 22 The chi)dren str!gg)ed together ithin her$ and she said# 'If it is th!s# h- do I )ive?' So she ent to inG!ire of the (8R,. 2% &nd the (8R, said to her# 'T o nations are in -o!r o"b# and t o peop)es# born of -o!# sha)) be divided$ the one sha)) be stronger than the other# the e)der sha)) serve the -o!nger.' 2* <hen her da-s to be de)ivered ere f!)fi))ed# beho)d# there ere t ins in her o"b. 2+ The first ca"e forth red# a)) his bod- )ike a hair- "ant)e$ so the- ca))ed his na"e 5sa!. 2/ &fter ard his brother ca"e forth# and his hand had taken ho)d of 5sa!>s hee)$ so his na"e as ca))ed Dacob. Isaac as si7t- -ears o)d hen she bore the". 20 <hen the bo-s gre !p# 5sa! as a ski)f!) h!nter# a "an of the fie)d# hi)e Dacob as a G!iet "an# d e))ing in tents. 21 Isaac )oved 5sa!# beca!se he ate of his ga"e$ b!t Rebekah )oved Dacob. 23 8nce hen Dacob as boi)ing pottage# 5sa! ca"e in fro" the fie)d# and he as fa"ished. %4 &nd 5sa! said to Dacob# '(et "e eat so"e of that red pottage# for I a" fa"ishedA' HTherefore his na"e as ca))ed 5do".I %1 Dacob said# '@irst se)) "e -o!r birthright.' %2 5sa! said# 'I a" abo!t to die$ of hat !se is a birthright to "e?' %% Dacob said# 'S ear to "e first.' So he s ore to hi"# and so)d his birthright to Dacob. %* Then Dacob gave 5sa! bread and pottage of )enti)s# and he ate and drank# and rose and ent his a-. Th!s 5sa! despised his birthright.

Chapter 2/ 1 .o there as a fa"ine in the )and# besides the for"er fa"ine that as in the da-s of &braha". &nd Isaac ent to Gerar# to &bi">e)ech king of the :hi)istines. 2 &nd the (8R, appeared to hi"# and said# ',o not go do n to 5g-pt$ d e)) in the )and of hich I sha)) te)) -o!. % SoBo!rn in this )and# and I i)) be ith -o!# and i)) b)ess -o!$ for to -o! and to -o!r descendants I i)) give a)) these )ands# and I i)) f!)fi) the oath hich I s ore to &braha" -o!r father. * I i)) "!)tip)- -o!r descendants as the stars of heaven# and i)) give to -o!r descendants a)) these )ands$ and b- -o!r descendants a)) the nations of the earth sha)) b)ess the"se)ves6 + beca!se &braha" obe-ed "- voice and kept "charge# "- co""and"ents# "- stat!tes# and "- )a s.' / So Isaac d e)t in Gerar. 0 <hen the "en of the p)ace asked hi" abo!t his ife# he said# 'She is "- sister'$ for he feared to sa-# '=- ife#' thinking# ')est the "en of the p)ace sho!)d ki)) "e for the sake of Rebekah'$ beca!se she as fair to )ook !pon. 1 <hen he had been there a )ong ti"e# &bi">e)ech king of the :hi)istines )ooked o!t of a indo and sa Isaac fond)ing Rebekah his ife. 3 So &bi">e)ech ca))ed Isaac# and said# 'Beho)d# she is -o!r ife$ ho then co!)d -o! sa-# >She is "- sister>?' Isaac said to hi"# 'Beca!se I tho!ght# >(est I die beca!se of her.>' 14 &bi">e)ech said# '<hat is this -o! have done to !s? 8ne of the peop)e "ight easi)- have )ain ith -o!r ife# and -o! o!)d have bro!ght g!i)t !pon !s.' 11 So &bi">e)ech arned a)) the peop)e# sa-ing# '<hoever to!ches this "an or his ife sha)) be p!t to death.' 12 &nd Isaac so ed in that )and# and reaped in the sa"e -ear a h!ndredfo)d. The (8R, b)essed hi"# 1% and the "an beca"e rich# and gained "ore and "ore !nti) he beca"e ver- ea)th-. 1* 2e had possessions of f)ocks and herds# and a great ho!seho)d# so that the :hi)istines envied hi". 1+ H.o the :hi)istines had stopped and fi))ed ith earth a)) the e))s hich his father>s servants had d!g in the da-s of &braha" his father.I 1/ &nd &bi">e)ech said to Isaac# 'Go a a- fro" !s$ for -o! are "!ch "ightier than e.' 10 So Isaac departed fro" there# and enca"ped in the va))e- of Gerar and d e)t there. 11 &nd Isaac d!g again the e))s of ater hich had been d!g in the da-s of &braha" his father$ for the :hi)istines had stopped the" after the death of &braha"$ and he gave the" the na"es hich his father had given the". 13 B!t hen Isaac>s servants d!g in the va))e- and fo!nd there a e)) of springing ater# 24 the herds"en of Gerar G!arre)ed ith Isaac>s herds"en# sa-ing# 'The ater is o!rs.' So he ca))ed the na"e of the e)) 5sek# beca!se the- contended ith hi". 21 Then the- d!g another e))# and the- G!arre)ed over that a)so$ so he ca))ed its na"e Sitnah. 22 &nd he "oved fro" there and d!g another e))# and over that the- did not G!arre)$ so he ca))ed its na"e Reho>both# sa-ing# '@or no the (8R, has "ade roo" for !s# and e sha)) be fr!itf!) in the )and.'

2% @ro" there he ent !p to Beer9sheba. 2* &nd the (8R, appeared to hi" the sa"e night and said# 'I a" the God of &braha" -o!r father$ fear not# for I a" ith -o! and i)) b)ess -o! and "!)tip)- -o!r descendants for "- servant &braha">s sake.' 2+ So he b!i)t an a)tar there and ca))ed !pon the na"e of the (8R,# and pitched his tent there. &nd there Isaac>s servants d!g a e)). 2/ Then &bi">e)ech ent to hi" fro" Gerar ith &h!E>Eath his adviser and :hico) the co""ander of his ar"-. 20 Isaac said to the"# '<h- have -o! co"e to "e# seeing that -o! hate "e and have sent "e a a- fro" -o!?' 21 The- said# '<e see p)ain)- that the (8R, is ith -o!$ so e sa-# )et there be an oath bet een -o! and !s# and )et !s "ake a covenant ith -o!# 23 that -o! i)) do !s no har"# B!st as e have not to!ched -o! and have done to -o! nothing b!t good and have sent -o! a a- in peace. ;o! are no the b)essed of the (8R,.' %4 So he "ade the" a feast# and the- ate and drank. %1 In the "orning the- rose ear)- and took oath ith one another$ and Isaac set the" on their a-# and the- departed fro" hi" in peace. %2 That sa"e da- Isaac>s servants ca"e and to)d hi" abo!t the e)) hich the- had d!g# and said to hi"# '<e have fo!nd ater.' %% 2e ca))ed it Shibah$ therefore the na"e of the cit- is Beer9sheba to this da-. %* <hen 5sa! as fort- -ears o)d# he took to ife D!dith the da!ghter of Be9e>ri the 2ittite# and Bas>e"ath the da!ghter of 5)on the 2ittite$ %+ and the- "ade )ife bitter for Isaac and Rebekah. Chapter 20 1 <hen Isaac as o)d and his e-es ere di" so that he co!)d not see# he ca))ed 5sa! his o)der son# and said to hi"# '=- son'$ and he ans ered# '2ere I a".' 2 2e said# 'Beho)d# I a" o)d$ I do not kno the da- of "- death. % .o then# take -o!r eapons# -o!r G!iver and -o!r bo # and go o!t to the fie)d# and h!nt ga"e for "e# * and prepare for "e savorfood# s!ch as I )ove# and bring it to "e that I "a- eat$ that I "a- b)ess -o! before I die.' + .o Rebekah as )istening hen Isaac spoke to his son 5sa!. So hen 5sa! ent to the fie)d to h!nt for ga"e and bring it# / Rebekah said to her son Dacob# 'I heard -o!r father speak to -o!r brother 5sa!# 0 >Bring "e ga"e# and prepare for "e savor- food# that I "a- eat it# and b)ess -o! before the (8R, before I die.> 1 .o therefore# "- son# obe"- ord as I co""and -o!. 3 Go to the f)ock# and fetch "e t o good kids# that I "aprepare fro" the" savor- food for -o!r father# s!ch as he )oves$ 14 and -o! sha)) bring it to -o!r father to eat# so that he "a- b)ess -o! before he dies.' 11 B!t Dacob said to Rebekah his "other# 'Beho)d# "- brother 5sa! is a hair- "an# and I a" a s"ooth "an. 12 :erhaps "- father i)) fee) "e# and I sha)) see" to be "ocking hi"# and bring a c!rse !pon "-se)f and not a b)essing.' 1% 2is "other said to hi"# 'Jpon "e be -o!r c!rse# "son$ on)- obe- "- ord# and go# fetch the" to "e.' 1* So he ent and took the" and bro!ght the" to his "other$ and his "other prepared savor- food# s!ch as his father )oved. 1+ Then Rebekah took the best gar"ents of 5sa! her o)der son# hich ere ith

her in the ho!se# and p!t the" on Dacob her -o!nger son$ 1/ and the skins of the kids she p!t !pon his hands and !pon the s"ooth part of his neck$ 10 and she gave the savor- food and the bread# hich she had prepared# into the hand of her son Dacob. 11 So he ent in to his father# and said# '=- father'$ and he said# '2ere I a"$ ho are -o!# "- son?' 13 Dacob said to his father# 'I a" 5sa! -o!r first9born. I have done as -o! to)d "e$ no sit !p and eat of "- ga"e# that -o! "a- b)ess "e.' 24 B!t Isaac said to his son# '2o is it that -o! have fo!nd it so G!ick)-# "- son?' 2e ans ered# 'Beca!se the (8R, -o!r God granted "e s!ccess.' 21 Then Isaac said to Dacob# 'Co"e near# that I "a- fee) -o!# "- son# to kno hether -o! are rea))- "- son 5sa! or not.' 22 So Dacob ent near to Isaac his father# ho fe)t hi" and said# 'The voice is Dacob>s voice# b!t the hands are the hands of 5sa!.' 2% &nd he did not recogniEe hi"# beca!se his hands ere hair- )ike his brother 5sa!>s hands$ so he b)essed hi". 2* 2e said# '&re -o! rea))- "- son 5sa!?' 2e ans ered# 'I a".' 2+ Then he said# 'Bring it to "e# that I "a- eat of "- son>s ga"e and b)ess -o!.' So he bro!ght it to hi"# and he ate$ and he bro!ght hi" ine# and he drank. 2/ Then his father Isaac said to hi"# 'Co"e near and kiss "e# "- son.' 20 So he ca"e near and kissed hi"$ and he s"e))ed the s"e)) of his gar"ents# and b)essed hi"# and said# 'See# the s"e)) of "- son is as the s"e)) of a fie)d hich the (8R, has b)essedA 21 =a- God give -o! of the de of heaven# and of the fatness of the earth# and p)ent- of grain and ine. 23 (et peop)es serve -o!# and nations bo do n to -o!. Be )ord over -o!r brothers# and "a- -o!r "other>s sons bo do n to -o!. C!rsed be everone ho c!rses -o!# and b)essed be ever- one ho b)esses -o!A' %4 &s soon as Isaac had finished b)essing Dacob# hen Dacob had scarce)- gone o!t fro" the presence of Isaac his father# 5sa! his brother ca"e in fro" his h!nting. %1 2e a)so prepared savor- food# and bro!ght it to his father. &nd he said to his father# '(et "father arise# and eat of his son>s ga"e# that -o! "a- b)ess "e.' %2 2is father Isaac said to hi"# '<ho are -o!?' 2e ans ered# 'I a" -o!r son# -o!r first9born# 5sa!.' %% Then Isaac tre"b)ed vio)ent)-# and said# '<ho as it then that h!nted ga"e and bro!ght it to "e# and I ate it a)) before -o! ca"e# and I have b)essed hi"? 99-es# and he sha)) be b)essed.' %* <hen 5sa! heard the ords of his father# he cried o!t ith an e7ceeding)- great and bitter cr-# and said to his father# 'B)ess "e# even "e a)so# 8 "- fatherA' %+ B!t he said# ';o!r brother ca"e ith g!i)e# and he has taken a a- -o!r b)essing.' %/ 5sa! said# 'Is he not right)- na"ed Dacob? @or he has s!pp)anted "e these t o ti"es. 2e took a a- "birthright$ and beho)d# no he has taken a a- "- b)essing.' Then he said# '2ave -o! not reserved a b)essing for "e?' %0 Isaac ans ered 5sa!# 'Beho)d# I have "ade hi" -o!r )ord# and a)) his brothers I have given to hi" for servants# and ith grain and ine I have s!stained hi". <hat then can I do for -o!# "- son?' %1 5sa! said to his father# '2ave -o! b!t one b)essing# "- father? B)ess "e# even "e a)so# 8 "- father.' &nd 5sa! )ifted !p his voice and ept. %3 Then Isaac his father ans ered hi"6 'Beho)d# a a- fro" the fatness of the earth sha)) -o!r d e))ing be# and a a- fro" the de of heaven on high. *4 B- -o!r s ord -o! sha))

)ive# and -o! sha)) serve -o!r brother$ b!t hen -o! break )oose -o! sha)) break his -oke fro" -o!r neck.' *1 .o 5sa! hated Dacob beca!se of the b)essing ith hich his father had b)essed hi"# and 5sa! said to hi"se)f# 'The da-s of "o!rning for "- father are approaching$ then I i)) ki)) "- brother Dacob.' *2 B!t the ords of 5sa! her o)der son ere to)d to Rebekah$ so she sent and ca))ed Dacob her -o!nger son# and said to hi"# 'Beho)d# -o!r brother 5sa! co"forts hi"se)f b- p)anning to ki)) -o!. *% .o therefore# "- son# obe- "- voice$ arise# f)ee to (aban "- brother in 2aran# ** and sta- ith hi" a hi)e# !nti) -o!r brother>s f!r- t!rns a a-$ *+ !nti) -o!r brother>s anger t!rns a a-# and he forgets hat -o! have done to hi"$ then I i)) send# and fetch -o! fro" there. <h- sho!)d I be bereft of -o! both in one da-?' */ Then Rebekah said to Isaac# 'I a" ear- of "- )ife beca!se of the 2ittite o"en. If Dacob "arries one of the 2ittite o"en s!ch as these# one of the o"en of the )and# hat good i)) "- )ife be to "e?' Chapter 21 1 Then Isaac ca))ed Dacob and b)essed hi"# and charged hi"# ';o! sha)) not "arr- one of the Canaanite o"en. 2 &rise# go to :addan9ara" to the ho!se of Beth!>e) -o!r "other>s father$ and take as ife fro" there one of the da!ghters of (aban -o!r "other>s brother. % God &)"ight- b)ess -o! and "ake -o! fr!itf!) and "!)tip)- -o!# that -o! "a- beco"e a co"pan- of peop)es. * =a- he give the b)essing of &braha" to -o! and to -o!r descendants ith -o!# that -o! "a- take possession of the )and of -o!r soBo!rnings hich God gave to &braha"A' + Th!s Isaac sent Dacob a a-$ and he ent to :addan9 ara" to (aban# the son of Beth!>e) the &ra"ean# the brother of Rebekah# Dacob>s and 5sa!>s "other. / .o 5sa! sa that Isaac had b)essed Dacob and sent hi" a a- to :addan9ara" to take a ife fro" there# and that as he b)essed hi" he charged hi"# ';o! sha)) not "arr- one of the Canaanite o"en#' 0 and that Dacob had obe-ed his father and his "other and gone to :addan9ara". 1 So hen 5sa! sa that the Canaanite o"en did not p)ease Isaac his father# 3 5sa! ent to Ish>"ae) and took to ife# besides the ives he had# =a>ha)ath the da!ghter of Ish>"ae) &braha">s son# the sister of .eba>ioth. 14 Dacob )eft Beer9sheba# and ent to ard 2aran. 11 &nd he ca"e to a certain p)ace# and sta-ed there that night# beca!se the s!n had set. Taking one of the stones of the p)ace# he p!t it !nder his head and )a- do n in that p)ace to s)eep. 12 &nd he drea"ed that there as a )adder set !p on the earth# and the top of it reached to heaven$ and beho)d# the ange)s of God ere ascending and descending on itA 1% &nd beho)d# the (8R, stood above it and said# 'I a" the (8R,# the God of &braha" -o!r father and the God of

Isaac$ the )and on hich -o! )ie I i)) give to -o! and to -o!r descendants$ 1* and -o!r descendants sha)) be )ike the d!st of the earth# and -o! sha)) spread abroad to the est and to the east and to the north and to the so!th$ and b- -o! and -o!r descendants sha)) a)) the fa"i)ies of the earth b)ess the"se)ves. 1+ Beho)d# I a" ith -o! and i)) keep -o! herever -o! go# and i)) bring -o! back to this )and$ for I i)) not )eave -o! !nti) I have done that of hich I have spoken to -o!.' 1/ Then Dacob a oke fro" his s)eep and said# 'S!re)- the (8R, is in this p)ace$ and I did not kno it.' 10 &nd he as afraid# and said# '2o a eso"e is this p)aceA This is none other than the ho!se of God# and this is the gate of heaven.' 11 So Dacob rose ear)- in the "orning# and he took the stone hich he had p!t !nder his head and set it !p for a pi))ar and po!red oi) on the top of it. 13 2e ca))ed the na"e of that p)ace Bethe)$ b!t the na"e of the cit- as (!E at the first. 24 Then Dacob "ade a vo # sa-ing# 'If God i)) be ith "e# and i)) keep "e in this a- that I go# and i)) give "e bread to eat and c)othing to ear# 21 so that I co"e again to "- father>s ho!se in peace# then the (8R, sha)) be "- God# 22 and this stone# hich I have set !p for a pi))ar# sha)) be God>s ho!se$ and of a)) that tho! givest "e I i)) give the tenth to thee.' Chapter 23 1 Then Dacob ent on his Bo!rne-# and ca"e to the )and of the peop)e of the east. 2 &s he )ooked# he sa a e)) in the fie)d# and )o# three f)ocks of sheep )-ing beside it$ for o!t of that e)) the f)ocks ere atered. The stone on the e))>s "o!th as )arge# % and hen a)) the f)ocks ere gathered there# the shepherds o!)d ro)) the stone fro" the "o!th of the e))# and ater the sheep# and p!t the stone back in its p)ace !pon the "o!th of the e)). * Dacob said to the"# '=- brothers# here do -o! co"e fro"?' The- said# '<e are fro" 2aran.' + 2e said to the"# ',o -o! kno (aban the son of .ahor?' The- said# '<e kno hi".' / 2e said to the"# 'Is it e)) ith hi"?' The- said# 'It is e))$ and see# Rache) his da!ghter is co"ing ith the sheepA' 0 2e said# 'Beho)d# it is sti)) high da-# it is not ti"e for the ani"a)s to be gathered together$ ater the sheep# and go# past!re the".' 1 B!t the- said# '<e cannot !nti) a)) the f)ocks are gathered together# and the stone is ro))ed fro" the "o!th of the e))$ then e ater the sheep.' 3 <hi)e he as sti)) speaking ith the"# Rache) ca"e ith her father>s sheep$ for she kept the". 14 .o hen Dacob sa Rache) the da!ghter of (aban his "other>s brother# and the sheep of (aban his "other>s brother# Dacob ent !p and ro))ed the stone fro" the e))>s "o!th# and atered the f)ock of (aban his "other>s brother. 11 Then Dacob kissed Rache)# and ept a)o!d. 12 &nd Dacob to)d Rache) that he as her father>s kins"an# and that he as Rebekah>s son$ and she ran and to)d her father.

1% <hen (aban heard the tidings of Dacob his sister>s son# he ran to "eet hi"# and e"braced hi" and kissed hi"# and bro!ght hi" to his ho!se. Dacob to)d (aban a)) these things# 1* and (aban said to hi"# 'S!re)- -o! are "- bone and "- f)eshA' &nd he sta-ed ith hi" a "onth. 1+ Then (aban said to Dacob# 'Beca!se -o! are "- kins"an# sho!)d -o! therefore serve "e for nothing? Te)) "e# hat sha)) -o!r ages be?' 1/ .o (aban had t o da!ghters$ the na"e of the o)der as (eah# and the na"e of the -o!nger as Rache). 10 (eah>s e-es ere eak# b!t Rache) as bea!tif!) and )ove)-. 11 Dacob )oved Rache)$ and he said# 'I i)) serve -o! seven -ears for -o!r -o!nger da!ghter Rache).' 13 (aban said# 'It is better that I give her to -o! than that I sho!)d give her to an- other "an$ sta- ith "e.' 24 So Dacob served seven -ears for Rache)# and the- see"ed to hi" b!t a fe da-s beca!se of the )ove he had for her. 21 Then Dacob said to (aban# 'Give "e "- ife that I "a- go in to her# for "- ti"e is co"p)eted.' 22 So (aban gathered together a)) the "en of the p)ace# and "ade a feast. 2% B!t in the evening he took his da!ghter (eah and bro!ght her to Dacob$ and he ent in to her. 2* H(aban gave his "aid Ci)pah to his da!ghter (eah to be her "aid.I 2+ &nd in the "orning# beho)d# it as (eah$ and Dacob said to (aban# '<hat is this -o! have done to "e? ,id I not serve ith -o! for Rache)? <h- then have -o! deceived "e?' 2/ (aban said# 'It is not so done in o!r co!ntr-# to give the -o!nger before the first9born. 20 Co"p)ete the eek of this one# and e i)) give -o! the other a)so in ret!rn for serving "e another seven -ears.' 21 Dacob did so# and co"p)eted her eek$ then (aban gave hi" his da!ghter Rache) to ife. 23 H(aban gave his "aid Bi)hah to his da!ghter Rache) to be her "aid.I %4 So Dacob ent in to Rache) a)so# and he )oved Rache) "ore than (eah# and served (aban for another seven -ears. %1 <hen the (8R, sa that (eah as hated# he opened her o"b$ b!t Rache) as barren. %2 &nd (eah conceived and bore a son# and she ca))ed his na"e Re!ben$ for she said# 'Beca!se the (8R, has )ooked !pon "- aff)iction$ s!re)- no "- h!sband i)) )ove "e.' %% She conceived again and bore a son# and said# 'Beca!se the (8R, has heard that I a" hated# he has given "e this son a)so'$ and she ca))ed his na"e Si"eon. %* &gain she conceived and bore a son# and said# '.o this ti"e "- h!sband i)) be Boined to "e# beca!se I have borne hi" three sons'$ therefore his na"e as ca))ed (evi. %+ &nd she conceived again and bore a son# and said# 'This ti"e I i)) praise the (8R,'$ therefore she ca))ed his na"e D!dah$ then she ceased bearing. Chapter %4 1 <hen Rache) sa that she bore Dacob no chi)dren# she envied her sister$ and she said to Dacob# 'Give "e chi)dren# or I sha)) dieA' 2 Dacob>s anger as kind)ed against Rache)# and he said# '&" I in the p)ace of God# ho has ithhe)d fro" -o! the fr!it of the o"b?' % Then she said# '2ere is "- "aid Bi)hah$ go in to her# that she "a- bear !pon "- knees#

and even I "a- have chi)dren thro!gh her.' * So she gave hi" her "aid Bi)hah as a ife$ and Dacob ent in to her. + &nd Bi)hah conceived and bore Dacob a son. / Then Rache) said# 'God has B!dged "e# and has a)so heard "- voice and given "e a son'$ therefore she ca))ed his na"e ,an. 0 Rache)>s "aid Bi)hah conceived again and bore Dacob a second son. 1 Then Rache) said# '<ith "ight- rest)ings I have rest)ed ith "- sister# and have prevai)ed'$ so she ca))ed his na"e .aph>ta)i. 3 <hen (eah sa that she had ceased bearing chi)dren# she took her "aid Ci)pah and gave her to Dacob as a ife. 14 Then (eah>s "aid Ci)pah bore Dacob a son. 11 &nd (eah said# 'Good fort!neA' so she ca))ed his na"e Gad. 12 (eah>s "aid Ci)pah bore Dacob a second son. 1% &nd (eah said# '2app- a" IA @or the o"en i)) ca)) "e happ-'$ so she ca))ed his na"e &sher. 1* In the da-s of heat harvest Re!ben ent and fo!nd "andrakes in the fie)d# and bro!ght the" to his "other (eah. Then Rache) said to (eah# 'Give "e# I pra-# so"e of -o!r son>s "andrakes.' 1+ B!t she said to her# 'Is it a s"a)) "atter that -o! have taken a a- "- h!sband? <o!)d -o! take a a- "- son>s "andrakes a)so?' Rache) said# 'Then he "a- )ie ith -o! tonight for -o!r son>s "andrakes.' 1/ <hen Dacob ca"e fro" the fie)d in the evening# (eah ent o!t to "eet hi"# and said# ';o! "!st co"e in to "e$ for I have hired -o! ith "- son>s "andrakes.' So he )a- ith her that night. 10 &nd God hearkened to (eah# and she conceived and bore Dacob a fifth son. 11 (eah said# 'God has given "e "- hire beca!se I gave "- "aid to "- h!sband'$ so she ca))ed his na"e Is>sachar. 13 &nd (eah conceived again# and she bore Dacob a si7th son. 24 Then (eah said# 'God has endo ed "e ith a good do r-$ no "- h!sband i)) honor "e# beca!se I have borne hi" si7 sons'$ so she ca))ed his na"e Ceb>!)!n. 21 &fter ards she bore a da!ghter# and ca))ed her na"e ,inah. 22 Then God re"e"bered Rache)# and God hearkened to her and opened her o"b. 2% She conceived and bore a son# and said# 'God has taken a a- "- reproach'$ 2* and she ca))ed his na"e Doseph# sa-ing# '=a- the (8R, add to "e another sonA' 2+ <hen Rache) had borne Doseph# Dacob said to (aban# 'Send "e a a-# that I "a- go to "- o n ho"e and co!ntr-. 2/ Give "e "- ives and "- chi)dren for ho" I have served -o!# and )et "e go$ for -o! kno the service hich I have given -o!.' 20 B!t (aban said to hi"# 'If -o! i)) a))o "e to sa- so# I have )earned b- divination that the (8R, has b)essed "e beca!se of -o!$ 21 na"e -o!r ages# and I i)) give it.' 23 Dacob said to hi"# ';o! -o!rse)f kno ho I have served -o!# and ho -o!r catt)e have fared ith "e. %4 @or -o! had )itt)e before I ca"e# and it has increased ab!ndant)-$ and the (8R, has b)essed -o! herever I t!rned. B!t no hen sha)) I provide for "- o n ho!seho)d a)so?' %1 2e said# '<hat sha)) I give -o!?' Dacob said# ';o! sha)) not give "e an-thing$ if -o! i)) do this for "e# I i)) again feed -o!r f)ock and keep it6 %2 )et "e pass thro!gh a)) -o!r f)ock toda-# re"oving fro" it ever- speck)ed and spotted sheep and ever- b)ack )a"b# and the spotted and speck)ed a"ong the goats$ and s!ch sha)) be "ages. %% So "- honest- i)) ans er for "e )ater# hen -o! co"e to )ook into "- ages

ith -o!. 5ver- one that is not speck)ed and spotted a"ong the goats and b)ack a"ong the )a"bs# if fo!nd ith "e# sha)) be co!nted sto)en.' %* (aban said# 'GoodA (et it be as -o! have said.' %+ B!t that da- (aban re"oved the he9goats that ere striped and spotted# and a)) the she9goats that ere speck)ed and spotted# ever- one that had hite on it# and ever- )a"b that as b)ack# and p!t the" in charge of his sons$ %/ and he set a distance of three da-s> Bo!rne- bet een hi"se)f and Dacob$ and Dacob fed the rest of (aban>s f)ock. %0 Then Dacob took fresh rods of pop)ar and a)"ond and p)ane# and pee)ed hite streaks in the"# e7posing the hite of the rods. %1 2e set the rods hich he had pee)ed in front of the f)ocks in the r!nne)s# that is# the atering tro!ghs# here the f)ocks ca"e to drink. &nd since the- bred hen the- ca"e to drink# %3 the f)ocks bred in front of the rods and so the f)ocks bro!ght forth striped# speck)ed# and spotted. *4 &nd Dacob separated the )a"bs# and set the faces of the f)ocks to ard the striped and a)) the b)ack in the f)ock of (aban$ and he p!t his o n droves apart# and did not p!t the" ith (aban>s f)ock. *1 <henever the stronger of the f)ock ere breeding Dacob )aid the rods in the r!nne)s before the e-es of the f)ock# that the- "ight breed a"ong the rods# *2 b!t for the feeb)er of the f)ock he did not )a- the" there$ so the feeb)er ere (aban>s# and the stronger Dacob>s. *% Th!s the "an gre e7ceeding)- rich# and had )arge f)ocks# "aidservants and "enservants# and ca"e)s and asses. Chapter %1 1 .o Dacob heard that the sons of (aban ere sa-ing# 'Dacob has taken a)) that as o!r father>s$ and fro" hat as o!r father>s he has gained a)) this ea)th.' 2 &nd Dacob sa that (aban did not regard hi" ith favor as before. % Then the (8R, said to Dacob# 'Ret!rn to the )and of -o!r fathers and to -o!r kindred# and I i)) be ith -o!.' * So Dacob sent and ca))ed Rache) and (eah into the fie)d here his f)ock as# + and said to the"# 'I see that -o!r father does not regard "e ith favor as he did before. B!t the God of "- father has been ith "e. / ;o! kno that I have served -o!r father ith a)) "strength$ 0 -et -o!r father has cheated "e and changed "- ages ten ti"es# b!t God did not per"it hi" to har" "e. 1 If he said# >The spotted sha)) be -o!r ages#> then a)) the f)ock bore spotted$ and if he said# >The striped sha)) be -o!r ages#> then a)) the f)ock bore striped. 3 Th!s God has taken a a- the catt)e of -o!r father# and given the" to "e. 14 In the "ating season of the f)ock I )ifted !p "- e-es# and sa in a drea" that the he9goats hich )eaped !pon the f)ock ere striped# spotted# and "ott)ed. 11 Then the ange) of God said to "e in the drea"# >Dacob#> and I said# >2ere I a"A> 12 &nd he said# >(ift !p -o!r e-es and see# a)) the goats that )eap !pon the f)ock are striped# spotted# and "ott)ed$ for I have seen a)) that (aban is doing to -o!. 1% I a" the God of Bethe)# here -o! anointed a pi))ar and "ade a vo to "e. .o arise# go forth fro" this )and# and ret!rn to the )and of -o!r birth.>' 1* Then Rache) and (eah ans ered hi"# 'Is there an- portion or inheritance )eft to !s in o!r father>s ho!se? 1+ &re e not regarded b- hi" as foreigners? @or he has so)d !s# and he has been !sing !p the "one- given for !s. 1/ &)) the propert- hich God has taken a a- fro" o!r father be)ongs to !s and to o!r chi)dren$ no then# hatever God has said to -o!# do.'

10 So Dacob arose# and set his sons and his ives on ca"e)s$ 11 and he drove a a- a)) his catt)e# a)) his )ivestock hich he had gained# the catt)e in his possession hich he had acG!ired in :addan9ara"# to go to the )and of Canaan to his father Isaac. 13 (aban had gone to shear his sheep# and Rache) sto)e her father>s ho!seho)d gods. 24 &nd Dacob o!t itted (aban the &ra"ean# in that he did not te)) hi" that he intended to f)ee. 21 2e f)ed ith a)) that he had# and arose and crossed the 5!phra>tes# and set his face to ard the hi)) co!ntr- of Gi)ead. 22 <hen it as to)d (aban on the third da- that Dacob had f)ed# 2% he took his kins"en ith hi" and p!rs!ed hi" for seven da-s and fo))o ed c)ose after hi" into the hi)) co!ntr- of Gi)ead. 2* B!t God ca"e to (aban the &ra"ean in a drea" b- night# and said to hi"# 'Take heed that -o! sa- not a ord to Dacob# either good or bad.' 2+ &nd (aban overtook Dacob. .o Dacob had pitched his tent in the hi)) co!ntr-# and (aban ith his kins"en enca"ped in the hi)) co!ntr- of Gi)ead. 2/ &nd (aban said to Dacob# '<hat have -o! done# that -o! have cheated "e# and carried a a- "- da!ghters )ike captives of the s ord? 20 <h- did -o! f)ee secret)-# and cheat "e# and did not te)) "e# so that I "ight have sent -o! a a- ith "irth and songs# ith ta"bo!rine and )-re? 21 &nd h- did -o! not per"it "e to kiss "- sons and "- da!ghters fare e))? .o -o! have done foo)ish)-. 23 It is in "- po er to do -o! har"$ b!t the God of -o!r father spoke to "e )ast night# sa-ing# >Take heed that -o! speak to Dacob neither good nor bad.> %4 &nd no -o! have gone a a- beca!se -o! )onged great)- for -o!r father>s ho!se# b!t h- did -o! stea) "- gods?' %1 Dacob ans ered (aban# 'Beca!se I as afraid# for I tho!ght that -o! o!)d take -o!r da!ghters fro" "e b- force. %2 &n- one ith ho" -o! find -o!r gods sha)) not )ive. In the presence of o!r kins"en point o!t hat I have that is -o!rs# and take it.' .o Dacob did not kno that Rache) had sto)en the". %% So (aban ent into Dacob>s tent# and into (eah>s tent# and into the tent of the t o "aidservants# b!t he did not find the". &nd he ent o!t of (eah>s tent# and entered Rache)>s. %* .o Rache) had taken the ho!seho)d gods and p!t the" in the ca"e)>s sadd)e# and sat !pon the". (aban fe)t a)) abo!t the tent# b!t did not find the". %+ &nd she said to her father# '(et not "- )ord be angr- that I cannot rise before -o!# for the a- of o"en is !pon "e.' So he searched# b!t did not find the ho!seho)d gods. %/ Then Dacob beca"e angr-# and !pbraided (aban$ Dacob said to (aban# '<hat is "offense? <hat is "- sin# that -o! have hot)- p!rs!ed "e? %0 &)tho!gh -o! have fe)t thro!gh a)) "- goods# hat have -o! fo!nd of a)) -o!r ho!seho)d goods? Set it here before "- kins"en and -o!r kins"en# that the- "a- decide bet een !s t o. %1 These t ent- -ears I have been ith -o!$ -o!r e es and -o!r she9goats have not "iscarried# and I have not eaten the ra"s of -o!r f)ocks. %3 That hich as torn b- i)d beasts I did

not bring to -o!$ I bore the )oss of it "-se)f$ of "- hand -o! reG!ired it# hether sto)en b- da- or sto)en b- night. *4 Th!s I as$ b- da- the heat cons!"ed "e# and the co)d bnight# and "- s)eep f)ed fro" "- e-es. *1 These t ent- -ears I have been in -o!r ho!se$ I served -o! fo!rteen -ears for -o!r t o da!ghters# and si7 -ears for -o!r f)ock# and -o! have changed "- ages ten ti"es. *2 If the God of "- father# the God of &braha" and the @ear of Isaac# had not been on "- side# s!re)- no -o! o!)d have sent "e a ae"pt-9handed. God sa "- aff)iction and the )abor of "- hands# and reb!ked -o! )ast night.' *% Then (aban ans ered and said to Dacob# 'The da!ghters are "- da!ghters# the chi)dren are "- chi)dren# the f)ocks are "- f)ocks# and a)) that -o! see is "ine. B!t hat can I do this da- to these "- da!ghters# or to their chi)dren ho" the- have borne? ** Co"e no # )et !s "ake a covenant# -o! and I$ and )et it be a itness bet een -o! and "e.' *+ So Dacob took a stone# and set it !p as a pi))ar. */ &nd Dacob said to his kins"en# 'Gather stones#' and the- took stones# and "ade a heap$ and the- ate there b- the heap. *0 (aban ca))ed it De>gar9sahad!>tha6 b!t Dacob ca))ed it Ga)eed. *1 (aban said# 'This heap is a itness bet een -o! and "e toda-.' Therefore he na"ed it Ga)eed# *3 and the pi))ar =iEpah# for he said# 'The (8R, atch bet een -o! and "e# hen e are absent one fro" the other. +4 If -o! i))9treat "- da!ghters# or if -o! take ives besides "da!ghters# a)tho!gh no "an is ith !s# re"e"ber# God is itness bet een -o! and "e.' +1 Then (aban said to Dacob# 'See this heap and the pi))ar# hich I have set bet een -o! and "e. +2 This heap is a itness# and the pi))ar is a itness# that I i)) not pass over this heap to -o!# and -o! i)) not pass over this heap and this pi))ar to "e# for har". +% The God of &braha" and the God of .ahor# the God of their father# B!dge bet een !s.' So Dacob s ore b- the @ear of his father Isaac# +* and Dacob offered a sacrifice on the "o!ntain and ca))ed his kins"en to eat bread$ and the- ate bread and tarried a)) night on the "o!ntain. ++ 5ar)- in the "orning (aban arose# and kissed his grandchi)dren and his da!ghters and b)essed the"$ then he departed and ret!rned ho"e. Chapter %2 1 Dacob ent on his a- and the ange)s of God "et hi"$ 2 and hen Dacob sa the" he said# 'This is God>s ar"-A' So he ca))ed the na"e of that p)ace =ahana>i". % &nd Dacob sent "essengers before hi" to 5sa! his brother in the )and of Se>ir# the co!ntr- of 5do"# * instr!cting the"# 'Th!s -o! sha)) sa- to "- )ord 5sa!6 Th!s sa-s -o!r servant Dacob# >I have soBo!rned ith (aban# and sta-ed !nti) no $ + and I have o7en# asses# f)ocks# "enservants# and "aidservants$ and I have sent to te)) "- )ord# in order that I "a- find favor in -o!r sight.>'

/ &nd the "essengers ret!rned to Dacob# sa-ing# '<e ca"e to -o!r brother 5sa!# and he is co"ing to "eet -o!# and fo!r h!ndred "en ith hi".' 0 Then Dacob as great)- afraid and distressed$ and he divided the peop)e that ere ith hi"# and the f)ocks and herds and ca"e)s# into t o co"panies# 1 thinking# 'If 5sa! co"es to the one co"pan- and destro-s it# then the co"pan- hich is )eft i)) escape.' 3 &nd Dacob said# '8 God of "- father &braha" and God of "- father Isaac# 8 (8R, ho didst sa- to "e# >Ret!rn to -o!r co!ntr- and to -o!r kindred# and I i)) do -o! good#> 14 I a" not orth- of the )east of a)) the steadfast )ove and a)) the faithf!)ness hich tho! hast sho n to th- servant# for ith on)- "- staff I crossed this Dordan$ and no I have beco"e t o co"panies. 11 ,e)iver "e# I pra- thee# fro" the hand of "- brother# fro" the hand of 5sa!# for I fear hi"# )est he co"e and s)a- !s a))# the "others ith the chi)dren. 12 B!t tho! didst sa-# >I i)) do -o! good# and "ake -o!r descendants as the sand of the sea# hich cannot be n!"bered for "!)tit!de.>' 1% So he )odged there that night# and took fro" hat he had ith hi" a present for his brother 5sa!# 1* t o h!ndred she9goats and t ent- he9goats# t o h!ndred e es and t ent- ra"s# 1+ thirt- "i)ch ca"e)s and their co)ts# fort- co s and ten b!))s# t ent- she9 asses and ten he9asses. 1/ These he de)ivered into the hand of his servants# ever- drove b- itse)f# and said to his servants# ':ass on before "e# and p!t a space bet een drove and drove.' 10 2e instr!cted the fore"ost# '<hen 5sa! "- brother "eets -o!# and asks -o!# >To ho" do -o! be)ong? <here are -o! going? &nd hose are these before -o!?> 11 then -o! sha)) sa-# >The- be)ong to -o!r servant Dacob$ the- are a present sent to "- )ord 5sa!$ and "oreover he is behind !s.>' 13 2e )ike ise instr!cted the second and the third and a)) ho fo))o ed the droves# ';o! sha)) sa- the sa"e thing to 5sa! hen -o! "eet hi"# 24 and -o! sha)) sa-# >=oreover -o!r servant Dacob is behind !s.>' @or he tho!ght# 'I "a- appease hi" ith the present that goes before "e# and after ards I sha)) see his face$ perhaps he i)) accept "e.' 21 So the present passed on before hi"$ and he hi"se)f )odged that night in the ca"p. 22 The sa"e night he arose and took his t o ives# his t o "aids# and his e)even chi)dren# and crossed the ford of the Dabbok. 2% 2e took the" and sent the" across the strea"# and )ike ise ever-thing that he had. 2* &nd Dacob as )eft a)one$ and a "an rest)ed ith hi" !nti) the breaking of the da-. 2+ <hen the "an sa that he did not prevai) against Dacob# he to!ched the ho))o of his thigh$ and Dacob>s thigh as p!t o!t of Boint as he rest)ed ith hi". 2/ Then he said# '(et "e go# for the da- is breaking.' B!t Dacob said# 'I i)) not )et -o! go# !n)ess -o! b)ess "e.' 20 &nd he said to hi"# '<hat is -o!r na"e?' &nd he said# 'Dacob.' 21 Then he said# ';o!r na"e sha)) no "ore be ca))ed Dacob# b!t Israe)# for -o! have striven ith God and ith "en# and have prevai)ed.' 23 Then Dacob asked hi"# 'Te)) "e# I pra-# -o!r na"e.' B!t he said# '<h- is it that -o! ask "- na"e?' &nd there he b)essed hi". %4 So Dacob ca))ed the na"e of the p)ace :eni>e)#

sa-ing# '@or I have seen God face to face# and -et "- )ife is preserved.' %1 The s!n rose !pon hi" as he passed :en!>e)# )i"ping beca!se of his thigh. %2 Therefore to this da- the Israe)ites do not eat the sine of the hip hich is !pon the ho))o of the thigh# beca!se he to!ched the ho))o of Dacob>s thigh on the sine of the hip. Chapter %% 1 &nd Dacob )ifted !p his e-es and )ooked# and beho)d# 5sa! as co"ing# and fo!r h!ndred "en ith hi". So he divided the chi)dren a"ong (eah and Rache) and the t o "aids. 2 &nd he p!t the "aids ith their chi)dren in front# then (eah ith her chi)dren# and Rache) and Doseph )ast of a)). % 2e hi"se)f ent on before the"# bo ing hi"se)f to the gro!nd seven ti"es# !nti) he ca"e near to his brother. * B!t 5sa! ran to "eet hi"# and e"braced hi"# and fe)) on his neck and kissed hi"# and the- ept. + &nd hen 5sa! raised his e-es and sa the o"en and chi)dren# he said# '<ho are these ith -o!?' Dacob said# 'The chi)dren ho" God has gracio!s)- given -o!r servant.' / Then the "aids dre near# the- and their chi)dren# and bo ed do n$ 0 (eah )ike ise and her chi)dren dre near and bo ed do n$ and )ast Doseph and Rache) dre near# and the- bo ed do n. 1 5sa! said# '<hat do -o! "ean b- a)) this co"panhich I "et?' Dacob ans ered# 'To find favor in the sight of "- )ord.' 3 B!t 5sa! said# 'I have eno!gh# "- brother$ keep hat -o! have for -o!rse)f.' 14 Dacob said# '.o# I pra-o!# if I have fo!nd favor in -o!r sight# then accept "- present fro" "- hand$ for tr!)to see -o!r face is )ike seeing the face of God# ith s!ch favor have -o! received "e. 11 &ccept# I pra- -o!# "- gift that is bro!ght to -o!# beca!se God has dea)t gracio!s)- ith "e# and beca!se I have eno!gh.' Th!s he !rged hi"# and he took it. 12 Then 5sa! said# '(et !s Bo!rne- on o!r a-# and I i)) go before -o!.' 1% B!t Dacob said to hi"# '=- )ord kno s that the chi)dren are frai)# and that the f)ocks and herds giving s!ck are a care to "e$ and if the- are overdriven for one da-# a)) the f)ocks i)) die. 1* (et "- )ord pass on before his servant# and I i)) )ead on s)o )-# according to the pace of the catt)e hich are before "e and according to the pace of the chi)dren# !nti) I co"e to "- )ord in Se>ir.' 1+ So 5sa! said# '(et "e )eave ith -o! so"e of the "en ho are ith "e.' B!t he said# '<hat need is there? (et "e find favor in the sight of "- )ord.' 1/ So 5sa! ret!rned that da- on his a- to Se>ir. 10 B!t Dacob Bo!rne-ed to S!ccoth# and b!i)t hi"se)f a ho!se# and "ade booths for his catt)e$ therefore the na"e of the p)ace is ca))ed S!ccoth. 11 &nd Dacob ca"e safe)- to the cit- of Sheche"# hich is in the )and of Canaan# on his a- fro" :addan9ara"$ and he ca"ped before the cit-. 13 &nd fro" the sons of 2a"or# Sheche">s father# he bo!ght for a h!ndred pieces of "one- the piece of )and on hich he had pitched his tent. 24 There he erected an a)tar and ca))ed it 5)95)>ohe9Israe).

Chapter %* 1 .o ,inah the da!ghter of (eah# ho" she had borne to Dacob# ent o!t to visit the o"en of the )and$ 2 and hen Sheche" the son of 2a"or the 2ivite# the prince of the )and# sa her# he seiEed her and )a- ith her and h!"b)ed her. % &nd his so!) as dra n to ,inah the da!ghter of Dacob$ he )oved the "aiden and spoke tender)- to her. * So Sheche" spoke to his father 2a"or# sa-ing# 'Get "e this "aiden for "- ife.' + .o Dacob heard that he had defi)ed his da!ghter ,inah$ b!t his sons ere ith his catt)e in the fie)d# so Dacob he)d his peace !nti) the- ca"e. / &nd 2a"or the father of Sheche" ent o!t to Dacob to speak ith hi". 0 The sons of Dacob ca"e in fro" the fie)d hen the- heard of it$ and the "en ere indignant and ver- angr-# beca!se he had ro!ght fo))- in Israe) b- )-ing ith Dacob>s da!ghter# for s!ch a thing o!ght not to be done. 1 B!t 2a"or spoke ith the"# sa-ing# 'The so!) of "- son Sheche" )ongs for -o!r da!ghter$ I pra- -o!# give her to hi" in "arriage. 3 =ake "arriages ith !s$ give -o!r da!ghters to !s# and take o!r da!ghters for -o!rse)ves. 14 ;o! sha)) d e)) ith !s$ and the )and sha)) be open to -o!$ d e)) and trade in it# and get propert- in it.' 11 Sheche" a)so said to her father and to her brothers# '(et "e find favor in -o!r e-es# and hatever -o! sa- to "e I i)) give. 12 &sk of "e ever so "!ch as "arriage present and gift# and I i)) give according as -o! sa- to "e$ on)- give "e the "aiden to be "- ife.' 1% The sons of Dacob ans ered Sheche" and his father 2a"or deceitf!))-# beca!se he had defi)ed their sister ,inah. 1* The- said to the"# '<e cannot do this thing# to give o!r sister to one ho is !ncirc!"cised# for that o!)d be a disgrace to !s. 1+ 8n)- on this condition i)) e consent to -o!6 that -o! i)) beco"e as e are and ever- "a)e of -o! be circ!"cised. 1/ Then e i)) give o!r da!ghters to -o!# and e i)) take -o!r da!ghters to o!rse)ves# and e i)) d e)) ith -o! and beco"e one peop)e. 10 B!t if -o! i)) not )isten to !s and be circ!"cised# then e i)) take o!r da!ghter# and e i)) be gone.' 11 Their ords p)eased 2a"or and 2a"or>s son Sheche". 13 &nd the -o!ng "an did not de)a- to do the thing# beca!se he had de)ight in Dacob>s da!ghter. .o he as the "ost honored of a)) his fa"i)-. 24 So 2a"or and his son Sheche" ca"e to the gate of their cit- and spoke to the "en of their cit-# sa-ing# 21 'These "en are friend)- ith !s$ )et the" d e)) in the )and and trade in it# for beho)d# the )and is )arge eno!gh for the"$ )et !s take their da!ghters in "arriage# and )et !s give the" o!r da!ghters. 22 8n)- on this condition i)) the "en agree to d e)) ith !s# to beco"e one peop)e6 that ever- "a)e a"ong !s be circ!"cised as the- are circ!"cised. 2% <i)) not their catt)e# their propertand a)) their beasts be o!rs? 8n)- )et !s agree ith the"# and the- i)) d e)) ith !s.' 2* &nd a)) ho ent o!t of the gate of his cit- hearkened to 2a"or and his son Sheche"$ and ever- "a)e as circ!"cised# a)) ho ent o!t of the gate of his cit-.

2+ 8n the third da-# hen the- ere sore# t o of the sons of Dacob# Si"eon and (evi# ,inah>s brothers# took their s ords and ca"e !pon the cit- !na ares# and ki))ed a)) the "a)es. 2/ The- s)e 2a"or and his son Sheche" ith the s ord# and took ,inah o!t of Sheche">s ho!se# and ent a a-. 20 &nd the sons of Dacob ca"e !pon the s)ain# and p)!ndered the cit-# beca!se their sister had been defi)ed$ 21 the- took their f)ocks and their herds# their asses# and hatever as in the cit- and in the fie)d$ 23 a)) their ea)th# a)) their )itt)e ones and their ives# a)) that as in the ho!ses# the- capt!red and "ade their pre-. %4 Then Dacob said to Si"eon and (evi# ';o! have bro!ght tro!b)e on "e b"aking "e odio!s to the inhabitants of the )and# the Canaanites and the :er>iEEites$ "n!"bers are fe # and if the- gather the"se)ves against "e and attack "e# I sha)) be destro-ed# both I and "- ho!seho)d.' %1 B!t the- said# 'Sho!)d he treat o!r sister as a har)ot?' Chapter %+ 1 God said to Dacob# '&rise# go !p to Bethe)# and d e)) there$ and "ake there an a)tar to the God ho appeared to -o! hen -o! f)ed fro" -o!r brother 5sa!.' 2 So Dacob said to his ho!seho)d and to a)) ho ere ith hi"# ':!t a a- the foreign gods that are a"ong -o!# and p!rif- -o!rse)ves# and change -o!r gar"ents$ % then )et !s arise and go !p to Bethe)# that I "a- "ake there an a)tar to the God ho ans ered "e in the da- of "distress and has been ith "e herever I have gone.' * So the- gave to Dacob a)) the foreign gods that the- had# and the rings that ere in their ears$ and Dacob hid the" !nder the oak hich as near Sheche". + &nd as the- Bo!rne-ed# a terror fro" God fe)) !pon the cities that ere ro!nd abo!t the"# so that the- did not p!rs!e the sons of Dacob. / &nd Dacob ca"e to (!E Hthat is# Bethe)I# hich is in the )and of Canaan# he and a)) the peop)e ho ere ith hi"# 0 and there he b!i)t an a)tar# and ca))ed the p)ace 5)9bethe)# beca!se there God had revea)ed hi"se)f to hi" hen he f)ed fro" his brother. 1 &nd ,eb>orah# Rebekah>s n!rse# died# and she as b!ried !nder an oak be)o Bethe)$ so the na"e of it as ca))ed &)>)on9bac!th. 3 God appeared to Dacob again# hen he ca"e fro" :addan9ara"# and b)essed hi". 14 &nd God said to hi"# ';o!r na"e is Dacob$ no )onger sha)) -o!r na"e be ca))ed Dacob# b!t Israe) sha)) be -o!r na"e.' So his na"e as ca))ed Israe). 11 &nd God said to hi"# 'I a" God &)"ight-6 be fr!itf!) and "!)tip)-$ a nation and a co"pan- of nations sha)) co"e fro" -o!# and kings sha)) spring fro" -o!. 12 The )and hich I gave to &braha" and Isaac I i)) give to -o!# and I i)) give the )and to -o!r descendants after -o!.' 1% Then God ent !p fro" hi" in the p)ace here he had spoken ith hi". 1* &nd Dacob set !p a pi))ar in the p)ace here he had spoken ith hi"# a pi))ar of stone$ and he po!red o!t a drink offering on it# and po!red oi) on it. 1+ So Dacob ca))ed the na"e of the p)ace here God had spoken ith hi"# Bethe).

1/ Then the- Bo!rne-ed fro" Bethe)$ and hen the- ere sti)) so"e distance fro" 5phrath# Rache) travai)ed# and she had hard )abor. 10 &nd hen she as in her hard )abor# the "id ife said to her# '@ear not$ for no -o! i)) have another son.' 11 &nd as her so!) as departing Hfor she diedI# she ca))ed his na"e Ben9o>ni$ b!t his father ca))ed his na"e BenBa"in. 13 So Rache) died# and she as b!ried on the a- to 5phrath Hthat is# Beth)ehe"I# 24 and Dacob set !p a pi))ar !pon her grave$ it is the pi))ar of Rache)>s to"b# hich is there to this da-. 21 Israe) Bo!rne-ed on# and pitched his tent be-ond the to er of 5der. 22 <hi)e Israe) d e)t in that )and Re!ben ent and )a- ith Bi)hah his father>s conc!bine$ and Israe) heard of it. .o the sons of Dacob ere t e)ve. 2% The sons of (eah6 Re!ben HDacob>s first9bornI# Si"eon# (evi# D!dah# Is>sachar# and Ceb>!)!n. 2* The sons of Rache)6 Doseph and BenBa"in. 2+ The sons of Bi)hah# Rache)>s "aid6 ,an and .aph>ta)i. 2/ The sons of Ci)pah# (eah>s "aid6 Gad and &sher. These ere the sons of Dacob ho ere born to hi" in :addan9ara". 20 &nd Dacob ca"e to his father Isaac at =a"re# or Fir>iath9ar>ba Hthat is# 2ebronI# here &braha" and Isaac had soBo!rned. 21 .o the da-s of Isaac ere a h!ndred and eight-ears. 23 &nd Isaac breathed his )ast$ and he died and as gathered to his peop)e# o)d and f!)) of da-s$ and his sons 5sa! and Dacob b!ried hi". Chapter %/ 1 These are the descendants of 5sa! Hthat is# 5do"I. 2 5sa! took his ives fro" the Canaanites6 &dah the da!ghter of 5)on the 2ittite# 8ho)iba>"ah the da!ghter of &nah the son of Cib>eon the 2ivite# % and Bas>e"ath# Ish>"ae)>s da!ghter# the sister of .eba>ioth. * &nd &dah bore to 5sa!# 5)>iphaE$ Bas>e"ath bore Re!>e)$ + and 8ho)iba>"ah bore De>!sh# Da)a"# and Forah. These are the sons of 5sa! ho ere born to hi" in the )and of Canaan. / Then 5sa! took his ives# his sons# his da!ghters# and a)) the "e"bers of his ho!seho)d# his catt)e# a)) his beasts# and a)) his propert- hich he had acG!ired in the )and of Canaan$ and he ent into a )and a a- fro" his brother Dacob. 0 @or their possessions ere too great for the" to d e)) together$ the )and of their soBo!rnings co!)d not s!pport the" beca!se of their catt)e. 1 So 5sa! d e)t in the hi)) co!ntr- of Se>ir$ 5sa! is 5do". 3 These are the descendants of 5sa! the father of the 5>do"ites in the hi)) co!ntr- of Se>ir. 14 These are the na"es of 5sa!>s sons6 5)>iphaE the son of &dah the ife of 5sa!# Re!>e) the son of Bas>e"ath the ife of 5sa!. 11 The sons of 5)>iphaE ere Te"an#

8"ar# Cepho# Gata"# and FenaE. 12 HTi"na as a conc!bine of 5)>iphaE# 5sa!>s son$ she bore &">a)ek to 5)>iphaE.I These are the sons of &dah# 5sa!>s ife. 1% These are the sons of Re!>e)6 .ahath# Cerah# Sha""ah# and =iEEah. These are the sons of Bas>e"ath# 5sa!>s ife. 1* These are the sons of 8ho)iba>"ah the da!ghter of &nah the son of Cib>eon# 5sa!>s ife6 she bore to 5sa! De>!sh# Da)a"# and Forah. 1+ These are the chiefs of the sons of 5sa!. The sons of 5)>iphaE the first9born of 5sa!6 the chiefs Te"an# 8"ar# Cepho# FenaE# 1/ Forah# Gata"# and &">a)ek$ these are the chiefs of 5)>iphaE in the )and of 5do"$ the- are the sons of &dah. 10 These are the sons of Re!>e)# 5sa!>s son6 the chiefs .ahath# Cerah# Sha""ah# and =iEEah$ these are the chiefs of Re!>e) in the )and of 5do"$ the- are the sons of Bas>e"ath# 5sa!>s ife. 11 These are the sons of 8ho)iba>"ah# 5sa!>s ife6 the chiefs De>!sh# Da)a"# and Forah$ these are the chiefs born of 8ho)iba>"ah the da!ghter of &nah# 5sa!>s ife. 13 These are the sons of 5sa! Hthat is# 5do"I# and these are their chiefs. 24 These are the sons of Se>ir the 2orite# the inhabitants of the )and6 (otan# Shoba)# Cib>eon# &nah# 21 ,ishon# 5Eer# and ,ishan$ these are the chiefs of the 2orites# the sons of Se>ir in the )and of 5do". 22 The sons of (otan ere 2ori and 2e"an$ and (otan>s sister as Ti"na. 2% These are the sons of Shoba)6 &)van# =an>ahath# 5ba)# Shepho# and 8na". 2* These are the sons of Cib>eon6 &>iah and &nah$ he is the &nah ho fo!nd the hot springs in the i)derness# as he past!red the asses of Cib>eon his father. 2+ These are the chi)dren of &nah6 ,ishon and 8ho)iba>"ah the da!ghter of &nah. 2/ These are the sons of ,ishon6 2e"dan# 5shban# Ithran# and Cheran. 20 These are the sons of 5Eer6 Bi)han# Ca>avan# and &kan. 21 These are the sons of ,ishan6 JE and &ran. 23 These are the chiefs of the 2orites6 the chiefs (otan# Shoba)# Cib>eon# &nah# %4 ,ishon# 5Eer# and ,ishan$ these are the chiefs of the 2orites# according to their c)ans in the )and of Se>ir. %1 These are the kings ho reigned in the )and of 5do"# before an- king reigned over the Israe)ites. %2 Be)a the son of Be>or reigned in 5do"# the na"e of his cit- being ,in>habah. %% Be)a died# and Dobab the son of Cerah of BoErah reigned in his stead. %* Dobab died# and 2!sha" of the )and of the Te>"anites reigned in his stead. %+ 2!sha" died# and 2adad the son of Bedad# ho defeated =id>ian in the co!ntr- of =oab# reigned in his stead# the na"e of his cit- being &vith. %/ 2adad died# and Sa")ah of =asre>kah reigned in his stead. %0 Sa")ah died# and Sha!) of Reho>both on the 5!phra>tes reigned in his stead. %1 Sha!) died# and Ba>a)9ha>nan the son of &chbor reigned in his stead. %3 Ba>a)9ha>nan the son of &chbor died# and 2adar reigned in his stead# the na"e of his citbeing :a!$ his ife>s na"e as =ehet>abe)# the da!ghter of =atred# da!ghter of =e>Eahab. *4 These are the na"es of the chiefs of 5sa!# according to their fa"i)ies and their d e))ing p)aces# b- their na"es6 the chiefs Ti"na# &)vah# Detheth# *1 8ho)iba>"ah# 5)ah# :inon# *2 FenaE# Te"an# =ibEar# *% =ag>die)# and Ira"$ these are the chiefs of 5do"

Hthat is# 5sa!# the father of 5do"I# according to their d e))ing p)aces in the )and of their possession. Chapter %0 1 Dacob d e)t in the )and of his father>s soBo!rnings# in the )and of Canaan. 2 This is the histor- of the fa"i)- of Dacob. Doseph# being seventeen -ears o)d# as shepherding the f)ock ith his brothers$ he as a )ad ith the sons of Bi)hah and Ci)pah# his father>s ives$ and Doseph bro!ght an i)) report of the" to their father. % .o Israe) )oved Doseph "ore than an- other of his chi)dren# beca!se he as the son of his o)d age$ and he "ade hi" a )ong robe ith s)eeves. * B!t hen his brothers sa that their father )oved hi" "ore than a)) his brothers# the- hated hi"# and co!)d not speak peaceab)- to hi". + .o Doseph had a drea"# and hen he to)d it to his brothers the- on)- hated hi" the "ore. / 2e said to the"# '2ear this drea" hich I have drea"ed6 0 beho)d# e ere binding sheaves in the fie)d# and )o# "- sheaf arose and stood !pright$ and beho)d# -o!r sheaves gathered ro!nd it# and bo ed do n to "- sheaf.' 1 2is brothers said to hi"# '&re -o! indeed to reign over !s? 8r are -o! indeed to have do"inion over !s?' So thehated hi" -et "ore for his drea"s and for his ords. 3 Then he drea"ed another drea"# and to)d it to his brothers# and said# 'Beho)d# I have drea"ed another drea"$ and beho)d# the s!n# the "oon# and e)even stars ere bo ing do n to "e.' 14 B!t hen he to)d it to his father and to his brothers# his father reb!ked hi"# and said to hi"# '<hat is this drea" that -o! have drea"ed? Sha)) I and -o!r "other and -o!r brothers indeed co"e to bo o!rse)ves to the gro!nd before -o!?' 11 &nd his brothers ere Bea)o!s of hi"# b!t his father kept the sa-ing in "ind. 12 .o his brothers ent to past!re their father>s f)ock near Sheche". 1% &nd Israe) said to Doseph# '&re not -o!r brothers past!ring the f)ock at Sheche"? Co"e# I i)) send -o! to the".' &nd he said to hi"# '2ere I a".' 1* So he said to hi"# 'Go no # see if it is e)) ith -o!r brothers# and ith the f)ock$ and bring "e ord again.' So he sent hi" fro" the va))e- of 2ebron# and he ca"e to Sheche". 1+ &nd a "an fo!nd hi" andering in the fie)ds$ and the "an asked hi"# '<hat are -o! seeking?' 1/ 'I a" seeking "brothers#' he said# 'te)) "e# I pra- -o!# here the- are past!ring the f)ock.' 10 &nd the "an said# 'The- have gone a a-# for I heard the" sa-# >(et !s go to ,othan.>' So Doseph ent after his brothers# and fo!nd the" at ,othan. 11 The- sa hi" afar off# and before he ca"e near to the" the- conspired against hi" to ki)) hi". 13 The- said to one another# '2ere co"es this drea"er. 24 Co"e no # )et !s ki)) hi" and thro hi" into one of the pits$ then e sha)) sa- that a i)d beast has devo!red hi"# and e sha)) see hat i)) beco"e of his drea"s.' 21 B!t hen Re!ben heard it# he de)ivered hi" o!t of their hands# sa-ing# '(et !s not take his )ife.' 22 &nd Re!ben said to the"# 'Shed no b)ood$ cast hi" into this pit here in the i)derness# b!t )a- no hand !pon hi"' 99that he "ight

resc!e hi" o!t of their hand# to restore hi" to his father. 2% So hen Doseph ca"e to his brothers# the- stripped hi" of his robe# the )ong robe ith s)eeves that he ore$ 2* and the- took hi" and cast hi" into a pit. The pit as e"pt-# there as no ater in it. 2+ Then the- sat do n to eat$ and )ooking !p the- sa a caravan of Ish>"ae)ites co"ing fro" Gi)ead# ith their ca"e)s bearing g!"# ba)"# and "-rrh# on their a- to carr- it do n to 5g-pt. 2/ Then D!dah said to his brothers# '<hat profit is it if e s)a- o!r brother and concea) his b)ood? 20 Co"e# )et !s se)) hi" to the Ish>"ae)ites# and )et not o!r hand be !pon hi"# for he is o!r brother# o!r o n f)esh.' &nd his brothers heeded hi". 21 Then =id>ianite traders passed b-$ and the- dre Doseph !p and )ifted hi" o!t of the pit# and so)d hi" to the Ish>"ae)ites for t ent- sheke)s of si)ver$ and the- took Doseph to 5g-pt. 23 <hen Re!ben ret!rned to the pit and sa that Doseph as not in the pit# he rent his c)othes %4 and ret!rned to his brothers# and said# 'The )ad is gone$ and I# here sha)) I go?' %1 Then the- took Doseph>s robe# and ki))ed a goat# and dipped the robe in the b)ood$ %2 and the- sent the )ong robe ith s)eeves and bro!ght it to their father# and said# 'This e have fo!nd$ see no hether it is -o!r son>s robe or not.' %% &nd he recogniEed it# and said# 'It is "- son>s robe$ a i)d beast has devo!red hi"$ Doseph is itho!t do!bt torn to pieces.' %* Then Dacob rent his gar"ents# and p!t sackc)oth !pon his )oins# and "o!rned for his son "an- da-s. %+ &)) his sons and a)) his da!ghters rose !p to co"fort hi"$ b!t he ref!sed to be co"forted# and said# '.o# I sha)) go do n to Sheo) to "- son# "o!rning.' Th!s his father ept for hi". %/ =ean hi)e the =id>ianites had so)d hi" in 5g-pt to :ot>i9phar# an officer of :haraoh# the captain of the g!ard. Chapter %1 1 It happened at that ti"e that D!dah ent do n fro" his brothers# and t!rned in to a certain &d!))a"ite# hose na"e as 2irah. 2 There D!dah sa the da!ghter of a certain Canaanite hose na"e as Sh!a$ he "arried her and ent in to her# % and she conceived and bore a son# and he ca))ed his na"e 5r. * &gain she conceived and bore a son# and she ca))ed his na"e 8nan. + ;et again she bore a son# and she ca))ed his na"e She)ah. She as in CheEib hen she bore hi". / &nd D!dah took a ife for 5r his first9born# and her na"e as Ta"ar. 0 B!t 5r# D!dah>s first9born# as icked in the sight of the (8R,$ and the (8R, s)e hi". 1 Then D!dah said to 8nan# 'Go in to -o!r brother>s ife# and perfor" the d!t- of a brother9in9)a to her# and raise !p offspring for -o!r brother.' 3 B!t 8nan kne that the offspring o!)d not be his$ so hen he ent in to his brother>s ife he spi))ed the se"en on the gro!nd# )est he sho!)d give offspring to his brother. 14 &nd hat he did as disp)easing in the sight of the (8R,# and he s)e hi" a)so. 11 Then D!dah said to Ta"ar his da!ghter9in9)a # 'Re"ain a ido in -o!r father>s ho!se# ti)) She)ah "- son gro s !p' 99for he feared that he o!)d die# )ike his brothers. So Ta"ar ent and d e)t in her father>s ho!se.

12 In co!rse of ti"e the ife of D!dah# Sh!a>s da!ghter# died$ and hen D!dah as co"forted# he ent !p to Ti"nah to his sheepshearers# he and his friend 2irah the &d!))a"ite. 1% &nd hen Ta"ar as to)d# ';o!r father9in9)a is going !p to Ti"nah to shear his sheep#' 1* she p!t off her ido >s gar"ents# and p!t on a vei)# rapping herse)f !p# and sat at the entrance to 5nai"# hich is on the road to Ti"nah$ for she sa that She)ah as gro n !p# and she had not been given to hi" in "arriage. 1+ <hen D!dah sa her# he tho!ght her to be a har)ot# for she had covered her face. 1/ 2e ent over to her at the road side# and said# 'Co"e# )et "e co"e in to -o!#' for he did not kno that she as his da!ghter9in9)a . She said# '<hat i)) -o! give "e# that -o! "a- co"e in to "e?' 10 2e ans ered# 'I i)) send -o! a kid fro" the f)ock.' &nd she said# '<i)) -o! give "e a p)edge# ti)) -o! send it?' 11 2e said# '<hat p)edge sha)) I give -o!?' She rep)ied# ';o!r signet and -o!r cord# and -o!r staff that is in -o!r hand.' So he gave the" to her# and ent in to her# and she conceived b- hi". 13 Then she arose and ent a a-# and taking off her vei) she p!t on the gar"ents of her ido hood. 24 <hen D!dah sent the kid b- his friend the &d!))a"ite# to receive the p)edge fro" the o"an>s hand# he co!)d not find her. 21 &nd he asked the "en of the p)ace# '<here is the har)ot ho as at 5nai" b- the a-side?' &nd the- said# '.o har)ot has been here.' 22 So he ret!rned to D!dah# and said# 'I have not fo!nd her$ and a)so the "en of the p)ace said# >.o har)ot has been here.>' 2% &nd D!dah rep)ied# '(et her keep the things as her o n# )est e be )a!ghed at$ -o! see# I sent this kid# and -o! co!)d not find her.' 2* &bo!t three "onths )ater D!dah as to)d# 'Ta"ar -o!r da!ghter9in9)a has p)a-ed the har)ot$ and "oreover she is ith chi)d b- har)otr-.' &nd D!dah said# 'Bring her o!t# and )et her be b!rned.' 2+ &s she as being bro!ght o!t# she sent ord to her father9in9)a # 'B- the "an to ho" these be)ong# I a" ith chi)d.' &nd she said# '=ark# I pra- -o!# hose these are# the signet and the cord and the staff.' 2/ Then D!dah ackno )edged the" and said# 'She is "ore righteo!s than I# inas"!ch as I did not give her to "- son She)ah.' &nd he did not )ie ith her again. 20 <hen the ti"e of her de)iver- ca"e# there ere t ins in her o"b. 21 &nd hen she as in )abor# one p!t o!t a hand$ and the "id ife took and bo!nd on his hand a scar)et thread# sa-ing# 'This ca"e o!t first.' 23 B!t as he dre back his hand# beho)d# his brother ca"e o!t$ and she said# '<hat a breach -o! have "ade for -o!rse)fA' Therefore his na"e as ca))ed :ereE. %4 &fter ard his brother ca"e o!t ith the scar)et thread !pon his hand$ and his na"e as ca))ed Cerah. Chapter %3 1 .o Doseph as taken do n to 5g-pt# and :ot>i9phar# an officer of :haraoh# the captain of the g!ard# an 5g-ptian# bo!ght hi" fro" the Ish>"ae)ites ho had bro!ght hi" do n there. 2 The (8R, as ith Doseph# and he beca"e a s!ccessf!) "an$ and he as in the ho!se of his "aster the 5g-ptian# % and his "aster sa that the (8R, as ith hi"# and

that the (8R, ca!sed a)) that he did to prosper in his hands. * So Doseph fo!nd favor in his sight and attended hi"# and he "ade hi" overseer of his ho!se and p!t hi" in charge of a)) that he had. + @ro" the ti"e that he "ade hi" overseer in his ho!se and over a)) that he had the (8R, b)essed the 5g-ptian>s ho!se for Doseph>s sake$ the b)essing of the (8R, as !pon a)) that he had# in ho!se and fie)d. / So he )eft a)) that he had in Doseph>s charge$ and having hi" he had no concern for an-thing b!t the food hich he ate. .o Doseph as handso"e and good9)ooking. 0 &nd after a ti"e his "aster>s ife cast her e-es !pon Doseph# and said# '(ie ith "e.' 1 B!t he ref!sed and said to his "aster>s ife# '(o# having "e "- "aster has no concern abo!t an-thing in the ho!se# and he has p!t ever-thing that he has in "- hand$ 3 he is not greater in this ho!se than I a"$ nor has he kept back an-thing fro" "e e7cept -o!rse)f# beca!se -o! are his ife$ ho then can I do this great ickedness# and sin against God?' 14 &nd a)tho!gh she spoke to Doseph daafter da-# he o!)d not )isten to her# to )ie ith her or to be ith her. 11 B!t one da-# hen he ent into the ho!se to do his ork and none of the "en of the ho!se as there in the ho!se# 12 she ca!ght hi" b- his gar"ent# sa-ing# '(ie ith "e.' B!t he )eft his gar"ent in her hand# and f)ed and got o!t of the ho!se. 1% &nd hen she sa that he had )eft his gar"ent in her hand# and had f)ed o!t of the ho!se# 1* she ca))ed to the "en of her ho!seho)d and said to the"# 'See# he has bro!ght a"ong !s a 2ebre to ins!)t !s$ he ca"e in to "e to )ie ith "e# and I cried o!t ith a )o!d voice$ 1+ and hen he heard that I )ifted !p "- voice and cried# he )eft his gar"ent ith "e# and f)ed and got o!t of the ho!se.' 1/ Then she )aid !p his gar"ent b- her !nti) his "aster ca"e ho"e# 10 and she to)d hi" the sa"e stor-# sa-ing# 'The 2ebre servant# ho" -o! have bro!ght a"ong !s# ca"e in to "e to ins!)t "e$ 11 b!t as soon as I )ifted !p "- voice and cried# he )eft his gar"ent ith "e# and f)ed o!t of the ho!se.' 13 <hen his "aster heard the ords hich his ife spoke to hi"# 'This is the a- -o!r servant treated "e#' his anger as kind)ed. 24 &nd Doseph>s "aster took hi" and p!t hi" into the prison# the p)ace here the king>s prisoners ere confined# and he as there in prison. 21 B!t the (8R, as ith Doseph and sho ed hi" steadfast )ove# and gave hi" favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 &nd the keeper of the prison co""itted to Doseph>s care a)) the prisoners ho ere in the prison$ and hatever as done there# he as the doer of it$ 2% the keeper of the prison paid no heed to an-thing that as in Doseph>s care# beca!se the (8R, as ith hi"$ and hatever he did# the (8R, "ade it prosper. Chapter *4 1 So"e ti"e after this# the b!t)er of the king of 5g-pt and his baker offended their )ord the king of 5g-pt. 2 &nd :haraoh as angr- ith his t o officers# the chief b!t)er and the chief baker# % and he p!t the" in c!stod- in the ho!se of the captain of the g!ard# in the prison here Doseph as confined. * The captain of the g!ard charged Doseph ith the"# and he aited on the"$ and the- contin!ed for so"e ti"e in c!stod-. + &nd one night the- both drea"ed99the b!t)er and the baker of the king of 5g-pt# ho ere

confined in the prison99each his o n drea"# and each drea" ith its o n "eaning. / <hen Doseph ca"e to the" in the "orning and sa the"# the- ere tro!b)ed. 0 So he asked :haraoh>s officers ho ere ith hi" in c!stod- in his "aster>s ho!se# '<h- are -o!r faces do ncast toda-?' 1 The- said to hi"# '<e have had drea"s# and there is no one to interpret the".' &nd Doseph said to the"# ',o not interpretations be)ong to God? Te)) the" to "e# I pra- -o!.' 3 So the chief b!t)er to)d his drea" to Doseph# and said to hi"# 'In "- drea" there as a vine before "e# 14 and on the vine there ere three branches$ as soon as it b!dded# its b)osso"s shot forth# and the c)!sters ripened into grapes. 11 :haraoh>s c!p as in "hand$ and I took the grapes and pressed the" into :haraoh>s c!p# and p)aced the c!p in :haraoh>s hand.' 12 Then Doseph said to hi"# 'This is its interpretation6 the three branches are three da-s$ 1% ithin three da-s :haraoh i)) )ift !p -o!r head and restore -o! to -o!r office$ and -o! sha)) p)ace :haraoh>s c!p in his hand as for"er)-# hen -o! ere his b!t)er. 1* B!t re"e"ber "e# hen it is e)) ith -o!# and do "e the kindness# I pra- -o!# to "ake "ention of "e to :haraoh# and so get "e o!t of this ho!se. 1+ @or I as indeed sto)en o!t of the )and of the 2ebre s$ and here a)so I have done nothing that the- sho!)d p!t "e into the d!ngeon.' 1/ <hen the chief baker sa that the interpretation as favorab)e# he said to Doseph# 'I a)so had a drea"6 there ere three cake baskets on "- head# 10 and in the !pper"ost basket there ere a)) sorts of baked food for :haraoh# b!t the birds ere eating it o!t of the basket on "- head.' 11 &nd Doseph ans ered# 'This is its interpretation6 the three baskets are three da-s$ 13 ithin three da-s :haraoh i)) )ift !p -o!r head99fro" -o!A 99and hang -o! on a tree$ and the birds i)) eat the f)esh fro" -o!.' 24 8n the third da-# hich as :haraoh>s birthda-# he "ade a feast for a)) his servants# and )ifted !p the head of the chief b!t)er and the head of the chief baker a"ong his servants. 21 2e restored the chief b!t)er to his b!t)ership# and he p)aced the c!p in :haraoh>s hand$ 22 b!t he hanged the chief baker# as Doseph had interpreted to the". 2% ;et the chief b!t)er did not re"e"ber Doseph# b!t forgot hi". Chapter *1 1 &fter t o ho)e -ears# :haraoh drea"ed that he as standing b- the .i)e# 2 and beho)d# there ca"e !p o!t of the .i)e seven co s s)eek and fat# and the- fed in the reed grass. % &nd beho)d# seven other co s# ga!nt and thin# ca"e !p o!t of the .i)e after the"# and stood b- the other co s on the bank of the .i)e. * &nd the ga!nt and thin co s ate !p the seven s)eek and fat co s. &nd :haraoh a oke. + &nd he fe)) as)eep and drea"ed a second ti"e$ and beho)d# seven ears of grain# p)!"p and good# ere gro ing on one sta)k. / &nd beho)d# after the" spro!ted seven ears# thin and b)ighted b- the east ind. 0 &nd the thin ears s a))o ed !p the seven p)!"p and f!)) ears. &nd :haraoh a oke# and beho)d# it as a drea". 1 So in the "orning his spirit as tro!b)ed$ and he

sent and ca))ed for a)) the "agicians of 5g-pt and a)) its ise "en$ and :haraoh to)d the" his drea"# b!t there as none ho co!)d interpret it to :haraoh. 3 Then the chief b!t)er said to :haraoh# 'I re"e"ber "- fa!)ts toda-. 14 <hen :haraoh as angr- ith his servants# and p!t "e and the chief baker in c!stod- in the ho!se of the captain of the g!ard# 11 e drea"ed on the sa"e night# he and I# each having a drea" ith its o n "eaning. 12 & -o!ng 2ebre as there ith !s# a servant of the captain of the g!ard$ and hen e to)d hi"# he interpreted o!r drea"s to !s# giving an interpretation to each "an according to his drea". 1% &nd as he interpreted to !s# so it ca"e to pass$ I as restored to "- office# and the baker as hanged.' 1* Then :haraoh sent and ca))ed Doseph# and the- bro!ght hi" hasti)- o!t of the d!ngeon$ and hen he had shaved hi"se)f and changed his c)othes# he ca"e in before :haraoh. 1+ &nd :haraoh said to Doseph# 'I have had a drea"# and there is no one ho can interpret it$ and I have heard it said of -o! that hen -o! hear a drea" -o! can interpret it.' 1/ Doseph ans ered :haraoh# 'It is not in "e$ God i)) give :haraoh a favorab)e ans er.' 10 Then :haraoh said to Doseph# 'Beho)d# in "- drea" I as standing on the banks of the .i)e$ 11 and seven co s# fat and s)eek# ca"e !p o!t of the .i)e and fed in the reed grass$ 13 and seven other co s ca"e !p after the"# poor and ver- ga!nt and thin# s!ch as I had never seen in a)) the )and of 5g-pt. 24 &nd the thin and ga!nt co s ate !p the first seven fat co s# 21 b!t hen the- had eaten the" no one o!)d have kno n that the- had eaten the"# for the- ere sti)) as ga!nt as at the beginning. Then I a oke. 22 I a)so sa in "- drea" seven ears gro ing on one sta)k# f!)) and good$ 2% and seven ears# ithered# thin# and b)ighted b- the east ind# spro!ted after the"# 2* and the thin ears s a))o ed !p the seven good ears. &nd I to)d it to the "agicians# b!t there as no one ho co!)d e7p)ain it to "e.' 2+ Then Doseph said to :haraoh# 'The drea" of :haraoh is one$ God has revea)ed to :haraoh hat he is abo!t to do. 2/ The seven good co s are seven -ears# and the seven good ears are seven -ears$ the drea" is one. 20 The seven )ean and ga!nt co s that ca"e !p after the" are seven -ears# and the seven e"pt- ears b)ighted b- the east ind are a)so seven -ears of fa"ine. 21 It is as I to)d :haraoh# God has sho n to :haraoh hat he is abo!t to do. 23 There i)) co"e seven -ears of great p)ent- thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt# %4 b!t after the" there i)) arise seven -ears of fa"ine# and a)) the p)ent- i)) be forgotten in the )and of 5g-pt$ the fa"ine i)) cons!"e the )and# %1 and the p)ent- i)) be !nkno n in the )and b- reason of that fa"ine hich i)) fo))o # for it i)) be vergrievo!s. %2 &nd the do!b)ing of :haraoh>s drea" "eans that the thing is fi7ed b- God# and God i)) short)- bring it to pass. %% .o therefore )et :haraoh se)ect a "an discreet and ise# and set hi" over the )and of 5g-pt. %* (et :haraoh proceed to appoint overseers over the )and# and take the fifth part of the prod!ce of the )and of 5g-pt d!ring the seven p)enteo!s -ears. %+ &nd )et the" gather a)) the food of these good -ears that are co"ing# and )a- !p grain !nder the a!thorit- of :haraoh for food in the cities# and )et the" keep it. %/ That food sha)) be a reserve for the )and against the seven -ears of

fa"ine hich are to befa)) the )and of 5g-pt# so that the )and "a- not perish thro!gh the fa"ine.' %0 This proposa) see"ed good to :haraoh and to a)) his servants. %1 &nd :haraoh said to his servants# 'Can e find s!ch a "an as this# in ho" is the Spirit of God?' %3 So :haraoh said to Doseph# 'Since God has sho n -o! a)) this# there is none so discreet and ise as -o! are$ *4 -o! sha)) be over "- ho!se# and a)) "- peop)e sha)) order the"se)ves as -o! co""and$ on)- as regards the throne i)) I be greater than -o!.' *1 &nd :haraoh said to Doseph# 'Beho)d# I have set -o! over a)) the )and of 5g-pt.' *2 Then :haraoh took his signet ring fro" his hand and p!t it on Doseph>s hand# and arra-ed hi" in gar"ents of fine )inen# and p!t a go)d chain abo!t his neck$ *% and he "ade hi" to ride in his second chariot$ and the- cried before hi"# 'Bo the kneeA' Th!s he set hi" over a)) the )and of 5g-pt. ** =oreover :haraoh said to Doseph# 'I a" :haraoh# and itho!t -o!r consent no "an sha)) )ift !p hand or foot in a)) the )and of 5g-pt.' *+ &nd :haraoh ca))ed Doseph>s na"e Caph>enath9pane>ah$ and he gave hi" in "arriage &s>enath# the da!ghter of :oti>phera priest of 8n. So Doseph ent o!t over the )and of 5g-pt. */ Doseph as thirt- -ears o)d hen he entered the service of :haraoh king of 5g-pt. &nd Doseph ent o!t fro" the presence of :haraoh# and ent thro!gh a)) the )and of 5g-pt. *0 ,!ring the seven p)enteo!s -ears the earth bro!ght forth ab!ndant)-# *1 and he gathered !p a)) the food of the seven -ears hen there as p)ent- in the )and of 5g-pt# and stored !p food in the cities$ he stored !p in ever- cit- the food fro" the fie)ds aro!nd it. *3 &nd Doseph stored !p grain in great ab!ndance# )ike the sand of the sea# !nti) he ceased to "eas!re it# for it co!)d not be "eas!red. +4 Before the -ear of fa"ine ca"e# Doseph had t o sons# ho" &s>enath# the da!ghter of :oti>phera priest of 8n# bore to hi". +1 Doseph ca))ed the na"e of the first9born =anas>seh# '@or#' he said# 'God has "ade "e forget a)) "- hardship and a)) "- father>s ho!se.' +2 The na"e of the second he ca))ed 5>phrai"# '@or God has "ade "e fr!itf!) in the )and of "- aff)iction.' +% The seven -ears of p)ent- that prevai)ed in the )and of 5g-pt ca"e to an end$ +* and the seven -ears of fa"ine began to co"e# as Doseph had said. There as fa"ine in a)) )ands$ b!t in a)) the )and of 5g-pt there as bread. ++ <hen a)) the )and of 5g-pt as fa"ished# the peop)e cried to :haraoh for bread$ and :haraoh said to a)) the 5g-ptians# 'Go to Doseph$ hat he sa-s to -o!# do.' +/ So hen the fa"ine had spread over a)) the )and# Doseph opened a)) the storeho!ses# and so)d to the 5g-ptians# for the fa"ine as severe in the )and of 5g-pt. +0 =oreover# a)) the earth ca"e to 5g-pt to Doseph to b!grain# beca!se the fa"ine as severe over a)) the earth. Chapter *2

1 <hen Dacob )earned that there as grain in 5g-pt# he said to his sons# '<h- do -o! )ook at one another?' 2 &nd he said# 'Beho)d# I have heard that there is grain in 5g-pt$ go do n and b!- grain for !s there# that e "a- )ive# and not die.' % So ten of Doseph>s brothers ent do n to b!- grain in 5g-pt. * B!t Dacob did not send BenBa"in# Doseph>s brother# ith his brothers# for he feared that har" "ight befa)) hi". + Th!s the sons of Israe) ca"e to b!- a"ong the others ho ca"e# for the fa"ine as in the )and of Canaan. / .o Doseph as governor over the )and$ he it as ho so)d to a)) the peop)e of the )and. &nd Doseph>s brothers ca"e# and bo ed the"se)ves before hi" ith their faces to the gro!nd. 0 Doseph sa his brothers# and kne the"# b!t he treated the" )ike strangers and spoke ro!gh)- to the". '<here do -o! co"e fro"?' he said. The- said# '@ro" the )and of Canaan# to b!- food.' 1 Th!s Doseph kne his brothers# b!t the- did not kno hi". 3 &nd Doseph re"e"bered the drea"s hich he had drea"ed of the"$ and he said to the"# ';o! are spies# -o! have co"e to see the eakness of the )and.' 14 The- said to hi"# '.o# "- )ord# b!t to b!- food have -o!r servants co"e. 11 <e are a)) sons of one "an# e are honest "en# -o!r servants are not spies.' 12 2e said to the"# '.o# it is the eakness of the )and that -o! have co"e to see.' 1% &nd the- said# '<e# -o!r servants# are t e)ve brothers# the sons of one "an in the )and of Canaan$ and beho)d# the -o!ngest is this da- ith o!r father# and one is no "ore.' 1* B!t Doseph said to the"# 'It is as I said to -o!# -o! are spies. 1+ B- this -o! sha)) be tested6 b- the )ife of :haraoh# -o! sha)) not go fro" this p)ace !n)ess -o!r -o!ngest brother co"es here. 1/ Send one of -o!# and )et hi" bring -o!r brother# hi)e -o! re"ain in prison# that -o!r ords "a- be tested# hether there is tr!th in -o!$ or e)se# b- the )ife of :haraoh# s!re)- -o! are spies.' 10 &nd he p!t the" a)) together in prison for three da-s. 11 8n the third da- Doseph said to the"# ',o this and -o! i)) )ive# for I fear God6 13 if -o! are honest "en# )et one of -o!r brothers re"ain confined in -o!r prison# and )et the rest go and carr- grain for the fa"ine of -o!r ho!seho)ds# 24 and bring -o!r -o!ngest brother to "e$ so -o!r ords i)) be verified# and -o! sha)) not die.' &nd the- did so. 21 Then the- said to one another# 'In tr!th e are g!i)t- concerning o!r brother# in that e sa the distress of his so!)# hen he beso!ght !s and e o!)d not )isten$ therefore is this distress co"e !pon !s.' 22 &nd Re!ben ans ered the"# ',id I not te)) -o! not to sin against the )ad? B!t -o! o!)d not )isten. So no there co"es a reckoning for his b)ood.' 2% The- did not kno that Doseph !nderstood the"# for there as an interpreter bet een the". 2* Then he t!rned a a- fro" the" and ept$ and he ret!rned to the" and spoke to the". &nd he took Si"eon fro" the" and bo!nd hi" before their e-es. 2+ &nd Doseph gave orders to fi)) their bags ith grain# and to rep)ace ever- "an>s "one- in his sack# and to give the" provisions for the Bo!rne-. This as done for the". 2/ Then the- )oaded their asses ith their grain# and departed. 20 &nd as one of the" opened his sack to give his ass provender at the )odging p)ace# he sa his "one- in the "o!th of his sack$ 21 and he said to his brothers# '=- "one- has been p!t back$ here it is

in the "o!th of "- sackA' &t this their hearts fai)ed the"# and the- t!rned tre"b)ing to one another# sa-ing# '<hat is this that God has done to !s?' 23 <hen the- ca"e to Dacob their father in the )and of Canaan# the- to)d hi" a)) that had befa))en the"# sa-ing# %4 'The "an# the )ord of the )and# spoke ro!gh)- to !s# and took !s to be spies of the )and. %1 B!t e said to hi"# ><e are honest "en# e are not spies$ %2 e are t e)ve brothers# sons of o!r father$ one is no "ore# and the -o!ngest is this daith o!r father in the )and of Canaan.> %% Then the "an# the )ord of the )and# said to !s# >B- this I sha)) kno that -o! are honest "en6 )eave one of -o!r brothers ith "e# and take grain for the fa"ine of -o!r ho!seho)ds# and go -o!r a-. %* Bring -o!r -o!ngest brother to "e$ then I sha)) kno that -o! are not spies b!t honest "en# and I i)) de)iver to -o! -o!r brother# and -o! sha)) trade in the )and.>' %+ &s the- e"ptied their sacks# beho)d# ever- "an>s b!nd)e of "one- as in his sack$ and hen the- and their father sa their b!nd)es of "one-# the- ere dis"a-ed. %/ &nd Dacob their father said to the"# ';o! have bereaved "e of "- chi)dren6 Doseph is no "ore# and Si"eon is no "ore# and no -o! o!)d take BenBa"in$ a)) this has co"e !pon "e.' %0 Then Re!ben said to his father# 'S)a- "- t o sons if I do not bring hi" back to -o!$ p!t hi" in "- hands# and I i)) bring hi" back to -o!.' %1 B!t he said# '=- son sha)) not go do n ith -o!# for his brother is dead# and he on)- is )eft. If har" sho!)d befa)) hi" on the Bo!rne- that -o! are to "ake# -o! o!)d bring do n "- gra- hairs ith sorro to Sheo).' Chapter *% 1 .o the fa"ine as severe in the )and. 2 &nd hen the- had eaten the grain hich the- had bro!ght fro" 5g-pt# their father said to the"# 'Go again# b!- !s a )itt)e food.' % B!t D!dah said to hi"# 'The "an so)e"n)- arned !s# sa-ing# >;o! sha)) not see "- face# !n)ess -o!r brother is ith -o!.> * If -o! i)) send o!r brother ith !s# e i)) go do n and b!- -o! food$ + b!t if -o! i)) not send hi"# e i)) not go do n# for the "an said to !s# >;o! sha)) not see "- face# !n)ess -o!r brother is ith -o!.>' / Israe) said# '<hdid -o! treat "e so i)) as to te)) the "an that -o! had another brother?' 0 The- rep)ied# 'The "an G!estioned !s caref!))- abo!t o!rse)ves and o!r kindred# sa-ing# >Is -o!r father sti)) a)ive? 2ave -o! another brother?> <hat e to)d hi" as in ans er to these G!estions$ co!)d e in an- a- kno that he o!)d sa-# >Bring -o!r brother do n>?' 1 &nd D!dah said to Israe) his father# 'Send the )ad ith "e# and e i)) arise and go# that e "a- )ive and not die# both e and -o! and a)so o!r )itt)e ones. 3 I i)) be s!ret- for hi"$ of "- hand -o! sha)) reG!ire hi". If I do not bring hi" back to -o! and set hi" before -o!# then )et "e bear the b)a"e for ever$ 14 for if e had not de)a-ed# e o!)d no have ret!rned t ice.' 11 Then their father Israe) said to the"# 'If it "!st be so# then do this6 take so"e of the choice fr!its of the )and in -o!r bags# and carr- do n to the "an a present# a )itt)e ba)"

and a )itt)e hone-# g!"# "-rrh# pistachio n!ts# and a)"onds. 12 Take do!b)e the "oneith -o!$ carr- back ith -o! the "one- that as ret!rned in the "o!th of -o!r sacks$ perhaps it as an oversight. 1% Take a)so -o!r brother# and arise# go again to the "an$ 1* "a- God &)"ight- grant -o! "erc- before the "an# that he "a- send back -o!r other brother and BenBa"in. If I a" bereaved of "- chi)dren# I a" bereaved.' 1+ So the "en took the present# and the- took do!b)e the "one- ith the"# and BenBa"in$ and thearose and ent do n to 5g-pt# and stood before Doseph. 1/ <hen Doseph sa BenBa"in ith the"# he said to the ste ard of his ho!se# 'Bring the "en into the ho!se# and s)a!ghter an ani"a) and "ake read-# for the "en are to dine ith "e at noon.' 10 The "an did as Doseph bade hi"# and bro!ght the "en to Doseph>s ho!se. 11 &nd the "en ere afraid beca!se the- ere bro!ght to Doseph>s ho!se# and the- said# 'It is beca!se of the "one-# hich as rep)aced in o!r sacks the first ti"e# that e are bro!ght in# so that he "a- seek occasion against !s and fa)) !pon !s# to "ake s)aves of !s and seiEe o!r asses.' 13 So the- ent !p to the ste ard of Doseph>s ho!se# and spoke ith hi" at the door of the ho!se# 24 and said# '8h# "- )ord# e ca"e do n the first ti"e to b!- food$ 21 and hen e ca"e to the )odging p)ace e opened o!r sacks# and there as ever- "an>s "one- in the "o!th of his sack# o!r "one- in f!)) eight$ so e have bro!ght it again ith !s# 22 and e have bro!ght other "one- do n in o!r hand to b!food. <e do not kno ho p!t o!r "one- in o!r sacks.' 2% 2e rep)ied# 'Rest ass!red# do not be afraid$ -o!r God and the God of -o!r father "!st have p!t treas!re in -o!r sacks for -o!$ I received -o!r "one-.' Then he bro!ght Si"eon o!t to the". 2* &nd hen the "an had bro!ght the "en into Doseph>s ho!se# and given the" ater# and the- had ashed their feet# and hen he had given their asses provender# 2+ the- "ade read- the present for Doseph>s co"ing at noon# for the- heard that the- sho!)d eat bread there. 2/ <hen Doseph ca"e ho"e# the- bro!ght into the ho!se to hi" the present hich thehad ith the"# and bo ed do n to hi" to the gro!nd. 20 &nd he inG!ired abo!t their e)fare# and said# 'Is -o!r father e))# the o)d "an of ho" -o! spoke? Is he sti)) a)ive?' 21 The- said# ';o!r servant o!r father is e))# he is sti)) a)ive.' &nd the- bo ed their heads and "ade obeisance. 23 &nd he )ifted !p his e-es# and sa his brother BenBa"in# his "other>s son# and said# 'Is this -o!r -o!ngest brother# of ho" -o! spoke to "e? God be gracio!s to -o!# "- sonA' %4 Then Doseph "ade haste# for his heart -earned for his brother# and he so!ght a p)ace to eep. &nd he entered his cha"ber and ept there. %1 Then he ashed his face and ca"e o!t$ and contro))ing hi"se)f he said# '(et food be served.' %2 The- served hi" b- hi"se)f# and the" b- the"se)ves# and the 5g-ptians ho ate ith hi" b- the"se)ves# beca!se the 5g-ptians "ight not eat bread ith the 2ebre s# for that is an abo"ination to the 5g-ptians. %% &nd the- sat before hi"# the first9born according to his birthright and the -o!ngest according to his -o!th$ and the "en )ooked at one another in a"aEe"ent. %* :ortions ere taken to the" fro" Doseph>s tab)e# b!t BenBa"in>s portion as five ti"es as "!ch as an- of theirs. So the- drank and ere "err- ith hi". Chapter **

1 Then he co""anded the ste ard of his ho!se# '@i)) the "en>s sacks ith food# as "!ch as the- can carr-# and p!t each "an>s "one- in the "o!th of his sack# 2 and p!t "- c!p# the si)ver c!p# in the "o!th of the sack of the -o!ngest# ith his "one- for the grain.' &nd he did as Doseph to)d hi". % &s soon as the "orning as )ight# the "en ere sent a a- ith their asses. * <hen the- had gone b!t a short distance fro" the cit-# Doseph said to his ste ard# 'Jp# fo))o after the "en$ and hen -o! overtake the"# sa- to the"# ><h- have -o! ret!rned evi) for good? <h- have -o! sto)en "- si)ver c!p? + Is it not fro" this that "- )ord drinks# and b- this that he divines? ;o! have done rong in so doing.>' / <hen he overtook the"# he spoke to the" these ords. 0 The- said to hi"# '<h- does "- )ord speak s!ch ords as these? @ar be it fro" -o!r servants that the- sho!)d do s!ch a thingA 1 Beho)d# the "one- hich e fo!nd in the "o!th of o!r sacks# e bro!ght back to -o! fro" the )and of Canaan$ ho then sho!)d e stea) si)ver or go)d fro" -o!r )ord>s ho!se? 3 <ith ho"ever of -o!r servants it be fo!nd# )et hi" die# and e a)so i)) be "- )ord>s s)aves.' 14 2e said# '(et it be as -o! sa-6 he ith ho" it is fo!nd sha)) be "s)ave# and the rest of -o! sha)) be b)a"e)ess.' 11 Then ever- "an G!ick)- )o ered his sack to the gro!nd# and ever- "an opened his sack. 12 &nd he searched# beginning ith the e)dest and ending ith the -o!ngest$ and the c!p as fo!nd in BenBa"in>s sack. 1% Then the- rent their c)othes# and ever- "an )oaded his ass# and the- ret!rned to the cit-. 1* <hen D!dah and his brothers ca"e to Doseph>s ho!se# he as sti)) there$ and the- fe)) before hi" to the gro!nd. 1+ Doseph said to the"# '<hat deed is this that -o! have done? ,o -o! not kno that s!ch a "an as I can indeed divine?' 1/ &nd D!dah said# '<hat sha)) e sa- to "- )ord? <hat sha)) e speak? 8r ho can e c)ear o!rse)ves? God has fo!nd o!t the g!i)t of -o!r servants$ beho)d# e are "- )ord>s s)aves# both e and he a)so in hose hand the c!p has been fo!nd.' 10 B!t he said# '@ar be it fro" "e that I sho!)d do soA 8n)- the "an in hose hand the c!p as fo!nd sha)) be "- s)ave$ b!t as for -o!# go !p in peace to -o!r father.' 11 Then D!dah ent !p to hi" and said# '8 "- )ord# )et -o!r servant# I pra- -o!# speak a ord in "- )ord>s ears# and )et not -o!r anger b!rn against -o!r servant$ for -o! are )ike :haraoh hi"se)f. 13 =- )ord asked his servants# sa-ing# >2ave -o! a father# or a brother?> 24 &nd e said to "- )ord# ><e have a father# an o)d "an# and a -o!ng brother# the chi)d of his o)d age$ and his brother is dead# and he a)one is )eft of his "other>s chi)dren$ and his father )oves hi".> 21 Then -o! said to -o!r servants# >Bring hi" do n to "e# that I "a- set "- e-es !pon hi".> 22 <e said to "- )ord# >The )ad cannot )eave his father# for if he sho!)d )eave his father# his father o!)d die.> 2% Then -o! said to -o!r servants# >Jn)ess -o!r -o!ngest brother co"es do n ith -o!# -o! sha)) see "- face no "ore.> 2* <hen e ent back to -o!r servant "- father e to)d hi" the ords of "- )ord. 2+ &nd hen o!r father said# >Go again# b!- !s a )itt)e food#> 2/ e said# ><e cannot go do n. If o!r -o!ngest brother goes ith !s# then e i)) go do n$ for e cannot see the "an>s

face !n)ess o!r -o!ngest brother is ith !s.> 20 Then -o!r servant "- father said to !s# >;o! kno that "- ife bore "e t o sons$ 21 one )eft "e# and I said# S!re)- he has been torn to pieces$ and I have never seen hi" since. 23 If -o! take this one a)so fro" "e# and har" befa))s hi"# -o! i)) bring do n "- gra- hairs in sorro to Sheo).> %4 .o therefore# hen I co"e to -o!r servant "- father# and the )ad is not ith !s# then# as his )ife is bo!nd !p in the )ad>s )ife# %1 hen he sees that the )ad is not ith !s# he i)) die$ and -o!r servants i)) bring do n the gra- hairs of -o!r servant o!r father ith sorro to Sheo). %2 @or -o!r servant beca"e s!ret- for the )ad to "- father# sa-ing# >If I do not bring hi" back to -o!# then I sha)) bear the b)a"e in the sight of "- father a)) "- )ife.> %% .o therefore# )et -o!r servant# I pra- -o!# re"ain instead of the )ad as a s)ave to ")ord$ and )et the )ad go back ith his brothers. %* @or ho can I go back to "- father if the )ad is not ith "e? I fear to see the evi) that o!)d co"e !pon "- father.' Chapter *+ 1 Then Doseph co!)d not contro) hi"se)f before a)) those ho stood b- hi"$ and he cried# '=ake ever- one go o!t fro" "e.' So no one sta-ed ith hi" hen Doseph "ade hi"se)f kno n to his brothers. 2 &nd he ept a)o!d# so that the 5g-ptians heard it# and the ho!seho)d of :haraoh heard it. % &nd Doseph said to his brothers# 'I a" Doseph$ is "father sti)) a)ive?' B!t his brothers co!)d not ans er hi"# for the- ere dis"a-ed at his presence. * So Doseph said to his brothers# 'Co"e near to "e# I pra- -o!.' &nd the- ca"e near. &nd he said# 'I a" -o!r brother# Doseph# ho" -o! so)d into 5g-pt. + &nd no do not be distressed# or angr- ith -o!rse)ves# beca!se -o! so)d "e here$ for God sent "e before -o! to preserve )ife. / @or the fa"ine has been in the )and these t o -ears$ and there are -et five -ears in hich there i)) be neither p)o ing nor harvest. 0 &nd God sent "e before -o! to preserve for -o! a re"nant on earth# and to keep a)ive for -o! "ans!rvivors. 1 So it as not -o! ho sent "e here# b!t God$ and he has "ade "e a father to :haraoh# and )ord of a)) his ho!se and r!)er over a)) the )and of 5g-pt. 3 =ake haste and go !p to "- father and sa- to hi"# >Th!s sa-s -o!r son Doseph# God has "ade "e )ord of a)) 5g-pt$ co"e do n to "e# do not tarr-$ 14 -o! sha)) d e)) in the )and of Goshen# and -o! sha)) be near "e# -o! and -o!r chi)dren and -o!r chi)dren>s chi)dren# and -o!r f)ocks# -o!r herds# and a)) that -o! have$ 11 and there I i)) provide for -o!# for there are -et five -ears of fa"ine to co"e$ )est -o! and -o!r ho!seho)d# and a)) that -o! have# co"e to povert-.> 12 &nd no -o!r e-es see# and the e-es of "- brother BenBa"in see# that it is "- "o!th that speaks to -o!. 1% ;o! "!st te)) "- father of a)) "- sp)endor in 5g-pt# and of a)) that -o! have seen. =ake haste and bring "- father do n here.' 1* Then he fe)) !pon his brother BenBa"in>s neck and ept$ and BenBa"in ept !pon his neck. 1+ &nd he kissed a)) his brothers and ept !pon the"$ and after that his brothers ta)ked ith hi". 1/ <hen the report as heard in :haraoh>s ho!se# 'Doseph>s brothers have co"e#' it p)eased :haraoh and his servants e)). 10 &nd :haraoh said to Doseph# 'Sa- to -o!r brothers# >,o this6 )oad -o!r beasts and go back to the )and of Canaan$ 11 and take -o!r

father and -o!r ho!seho)ds# and co"e to "e# and I i)) give -o! the best of the )and of 5g-pt# and -o! sha)) eat the fat of the )and.> 13 Co""and the" a)so# >,o this6 take agons fro" the )and of 5g-pt for -o!r )itt)e ones and for -o!r ives# and bring -o!r father# and co"e. 24 Give no tho!ght to -o!r goods# for the best of a)) the )and of 5g-pt is -o!rs.>' 21 The sons of Israe) did so$ and Doseph gave the" agons# according to the co""and of :haraoh# and gave the" provisions for the Bo!rne-. 22 To each and a)) of the" he gave festa) gar"ents$ b!t to BenBa"in he gave three h!ndred sheke)s of si)ver and five festa) gar"ents. 2% To his father he sent as fo))o s6 ten asses )oaded ith the good things of 5g-pt# and ten she9asses )oaded ith grain# bread# and provision for his father on the Bo!rne-. 2* Then he sent his brothers a a-# and as the- departed# he said to the"# ',o not G!arre) on the a-.' 2+ So the- ent !p o!t of 5g-pt# and ca"e to the )and of Canaan to their father Dacob. 2/ &nd the- to)d hi"# 'Doseph is sti)) a)ive# and he is r!)er over a)) the )and of 5g-pt.' &nd his heart fainted# for he did not be)ieve the". 20 B!t hen theto)d hi" a)) the ords of Doseph# hich he had said to the"# and hen he sa the agons hich Doseph had sent to carr- hi"# the spirit of their father Dacob revived$ 21 and Israe) said# 'It is eno!gh$ Doseph "- son is sti)) a)ive$ I i)) go and see hi" before I die.' Chapter */ 1 So Israe) took his Bo!rne- ith a)) that he had# and ca"e to Beer9sheba# and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 2 &nd God spoke to Israe) in visions of the night# and said# 'Dacob# Dacob.' &nd he said# '2ere a" I.' % Then he said# 'I a" God# the God of -o!r father$ do not be afraid to go do n to 5g-pt$ for I i)) there "ake of -o! a great nation. * I i)) go do n ith -o! to 5g-pt# and I i)) a)so bring -o! !p again$ and Doseph>s hand sha)) c)ose -o!r e-es.' + Then Dacob set o!t fro" Beer9sheba$ and the sons of Israe) carried Dacob their father# their )itt)e ones# and their ives# in the agons hich :haraoh had sent to carr- hi". / The- a)so took their catt)e and their goods# hich thehad gained in the )and of Canaan# and ca"e into 5g-pt# Dacob and a)) his offspring ith hi"# 0 his sons# and his sons> sons ith hi"# his da!ghters# and his sons> da!ghters$ a)) his offspring he bro!ght ith hi" into 5g-pt. 1 .o these are the na"es of the descendants of Israe)# ho ca"e into 5g-pt# Dacob and his sons. Re!ben# Dacob>s first9born# 3 and the sons of Re!ben6 2anoch# :a))!# 2eEron# and Car"i. 14 The sons of Si"eon6 De"!>e)# Da"in# 8had# Dachin# Cohar# and Sha!)# the son of a Canaanitish o"an. 11 The sons of (evi6 Gershon# Fohath# and =erar>i. 12 The sons of D!dah6 5r# 8nan# She)ah# :ereE# and Cerah Hb!t 5r and 8nan died in the )and of CanaanI$ and the sons of :ereE ere 2eEron and 2a"!). 1% The sons of Is>sachar6 To)a# :!vah# Iob# and Shi"ron. 1* The sons of Ceb>!)!n6 Sered# 5)on# and Dah>)ee) 1+ Hthese are the sons of (eah# ho" she bore to Dacob in :addan9ara"# together ith his da!ghter ,inah$ a)together his sons and his da!ghters n!"bered thirt-9threeI. 1/ The sons of Gad6 Ciph>ion# 2aggi# Sh!ni# 5Ebon# 5ri# &ro>di# and &re>)i. 10 The sons of &sher6 I"nah# Ishvah# Ishvi# Beri>ah# ith Serah their sister. &nd the sons of Beri>ah6 2eber and =a)>chi9

e) 11 Hthese are the sons of Ci)pah# ho" (aban gave to (eah his da!ghter$ and these she bore to Dacob99si7teen personsI. 13 The sons of Rache)# Dacob>s ife6 Doseph and BenBa"in. 24 &nd to Doseph in the )and of 5g-pt ere born =anas>seh and 5>phrai"# ho" &s>enath# the da!ghter of :oti>phera the priest of 8n# bore to hi". 21 &nd the sons of BenBa"in6 Be)a# Becher# &shbe)# Gera# .a>a"an# 5hi# Rosh# =!ppi"# 2!ppi"# and &rd 22 Hthese are the sons of Rache)# ho ere born to Dacob99fo!rteen persons in a))I. 2% The sons of ,an6 2!shi". 2* The sons of .aph>ta)i6 DahEee)# G!ni# DeEer# and Shi))e" 2+ Hthese are the sons of Bi)hah# ho" (aban gave to Rache) his da!ghter# and these she bore to Dacob99seven persons in a))I. 2/ &)) the persons be)onging to Dacob ho ca"e into 5g-pt# ho ere his o n offspring# not inc)!ding Dacob>s sons> ives# ere si7t-9si7 persons in a))$ 20 and the sons of Doseph# ho ere born to hi" in 5g-pt# ere t o$ a)) the persons of the ho!se of Dacob# that ca"e into 5g-pt# ere sevent-. 21 2e sent D!dah before hi" to Doseph# to appear before hi" in Goshen$ and the- ca"e into the )and of Goshen. 23 Then Doseph "ade read- his chariot and ent !p to "eet Israe) his father in Goshen$ and he presented hi"se)f to hi"# and fe)) on his neck# and ept on his neck a good hi)e. %4 Israe) said to Doseph# '.o )et "e die# since I have seen -o!r face and kno that -o! are sti)) a)ive.' %1 Doseph said to his brothers and to his father>s ho!seho)d# 'I i)) go !p and te)) :haraoh# and i)) sa- to hi"# >=- brothers and "- father>s ho!seho)d# ho ere in the )and of Canaan# have co"e to "e$ %2 and the "en are shepherds# for the- have been keepers of catt)e$ and the- have bro!ght their f)ocks# and their herds# and a)) that the- have.> %% <hen :haraoh ca))s -o!# and sa-s# ><hat is -o!r occ!pation?> %* -o! sha)) sa-# >;o!r servants have been keepers of catt)e fro" o!r -o!th even !nti) no # both e and o!r fathers#> in order that -o! "a- d e)) in the )and of Goshen$ for ever- shepherd is an abo"ination to the 5g-ptians.' Chapter *0 1 So Doseph ent in and to)d :haraoh# '=- father and "- brothers# ith their f)ocks and herds and a)) that the- possess# have co"e fro" the )and of Canaan$ the- are no in the )and of Goshen.' 2 &nd fro" a"ong his brothers he took five "en and presented the" to :haraoh. % :haraoh said to his brothers# '<hat is -o!r occ!pation?' &nd the- said to :haraoh# ';o!r servants are shepherds# as o!r fathers ere.' * The- said to :haraoh# '<e have co"e to soBo!rn in the )and$ for there is no past!re for -o!r servants> f)ocks# for the fa"ine is severe in the )and of Canaan$ and no # e pra- -o!# )et -o!r servants d e)) in the )and of Goshen.' + Then :haraoh said to Doseph# ';o!r father and -o!r brothers have co"e to -o!. / The )and of 5g-pt is before -o!$ sett)e -o!r father and -o!r brothers in the best of the )and$ )et the" d e)) in the )and of Goshen$ and if -o! kno an- ab)e "en a"ong the"# p!t the" in charge of "- catt)e.' 0 Then Doseph bro!ght in Dacob his father# and set hi" before :haraoh# and Dacob b)essed :haraoh. 1 &nd :haraoh said to Dacob# '2o "an- are the da-s of the -ears of -o!r )ife?' 3 &nd Dacob said to :haraoh# 'The da-s of the -ears of "- soBo!rning are a h!ndred and thirt- -ears$ fe and evi) have been the da-s of the -ears of "- )ife# and

the- have not attained to the da-s of the -ears of the )ife of "- fathers in the da-s of their soBo!rning.' 14 &nd Dacob b)essed :haraoh# and ent o!t fro" the presence of :haraoh. 11 Then Doseph sett)ed his father and his brothers# and gave the" a possession in the )and of 5g-pt# in the best of the )and# in the )and of Ra">eses# as :haraoh had co""anded. 12 &nd Doseph provided his father# his brothers# and a)) his father>s ho!seho)d ith food# according to the n!"ber of their dependents. 1% .o there as no food in a)) the )and$ for the fa"ine as ver- severe# so that the )and of 5g-pt and the )and of Canaan )ang!ished b- reason of the fa"ine. 1* &nd Doseph gathered !p a)) the "one- that as fo!nd in the )and of 5g-pt and in the )and of Canaan# for the grain hich the- bo!ght$ and Doseph bro!ght the "one- into :haraoh>s ho!se. 1+ &nd hen the "one- as a)) spent in the )and of 5g-pt and in the )and of Canaan# a)) the 5g-ptians ca"e to Doseph# and said# 'Give !s food$ h- sho!)d e die before -o!r e-es? @or o!r "one- is gone.' 1/ &nd Doseph ans ered# 'Give -o!r catt)e# and I i)) give -o! food in e7change for -o!r catt)e# if -o!r "one- is gone.' 10 So the- bro!ght their catt)e to Doseph$ and Doseph gave the" food in e7change for the horses# the f)ocks# the herds# and the asses6 and he s!pp)ied the" ith food in e7change for a)) their catt)e that -ear. 11 &nd hen that -ear as ended# the- ca"e to hi" the fo))o ing -ear# and said to hi"# '<e i)) not hide fro" "- )ord that o!r "one- is a)) spent$ and the herds of catt)e are ")ord>s$ there is nothing )eft in the sight of "- )ord b!t o!r bodies and o!r )ands. 13 <hsho!)d e die before -o!r e-es# both e and o!r )and? B!- !s and o!r )and for food# and e ith o!r )and i)) be s)aves to :haraoh$ and give !s seed# that e "a- )ive# and not die# and that the )and "a- not be deso)ate.' 24 So Doseph bo!ght a)) the )and of 5g-pt for :haraoh$ for a)) the 5g-ptians so)d their fie)ds# beca!se the fa"ine as severe !pon the". The )and beca"e :haraoh>s$ 21 and as for the peop)e# he "ade s)aves of the" fro" one end of 5g-pt to the other. 22 8n)- the )and of the priests he did not b!-$ for the priests had a fi7ed a))o ance fro" :haraoh# and )ived on the a))o ance hich :haraoh gave the"$ therefore the- did not se)) their )and. 2% Then Doseph said to the peop)e# 'Beho)d# I have this da- bo!ght -o! and -o!r )and for :haraoh. .o here is seed for -o!# and -o! sha)) so the )and. 2* &nd at the harvests -o! sha)) give a fifth to :haraoh# and fo!r fifths sha)) be -o!r o n# as seed for the fie)d and as food for -o!rse)ves and -o!r ho!seho)ds# and as food for -o!r )itt)e ones.' 2+ &nd the- said# ';o! have saved o!r )ives$ "a- it p)ease "- )ord# e i)) be s)aves to :haraoh.' 2/ So Doseph "ade it a stat!te concerning the )and of 5g-pt# and it stands to this da-# that :haraoh sho!)d have the fifth$ the )and of the priests a)one did not beco"e :haraoh>s. 20 Th!s Israe) d e)t in the )and of 5g-pt# in the )and of Goshen$ and the- gained possessions in it# and ere fr!itf!) and "!)tip)ied e7ceeding)-. 21 &nd Dacob )ived in the )and of 5g-pt seventeen -ears$ so the da-s of Dacob# the -ears of his )ife# ere a h!ndred and fort-9seven -ears.

23 &nd hen the ti"e dre near that Israe) "!st die# he ca))ed his son Doseph and said to hi"# 'If no I have fo!nd favor in -o!r sight# p!t -o!r hand !nder "- thigh# and pro"ise to dea) )o-a))- and tr!)- ith "e. ,o not b!r- "e in 5g-pt# %4 b!t )et "e )ie ith "fathers$ carr- "e o!t of 5g-pt and b!r- "e in their b!r-ing p)ace.' 2e ans ered# 'I i)) do as -o! have said.' %1 &nd he said# 'S ear to "e'$ and he s ore to hi". Then Israe) bo ed hi"se)f !pon the head of his bed. Chapter *1 1 &fter this Doseph as to)d# 'Beho)d# -o!r father is i))'$ so he took ith hi" his t o sons# =anas>seh and 5>phrai". 2 &nd it as to)d to Dacob# ';o!r son Doseph has co"e to -o!'$ then Israe) s!""oned his strength# and sat !p in bed. % &nd Dacob said to Doseph# 'God &)"ight- appeared to "e at (!E in the )and of Canaan and b)essed "e# * and said to "e# >Beho)d# I i)) "ake -o! fr!itf!)# and "!)tip)- -o!# and I i)) "ake of -o! a co"pan- of peop)es# and i)) give this )and to -o!r descendants after -o! for an ever)asting possession.> + &nd no -o!r t o sons# ho ere born to -o! in the )and of 5g-pt before I ca"e to -o! in 5g-pt# are "ine$ 5>phrai" and =anas>seh sha)) be "ine# as Re!ben and Si"eon are. / &nd the offspring born to -o! after the" sha)) be -o!rs$ thesha)) be ca))ed b- the na"e of their brothers in their inheritance. 0 @or hen I ca"e fro" :addan# Rache) to "- sorro died in the )and of Canaan on the a-# hen there as sti)) so"e distance to go to 5phrath$ and I b!ried her there on the a- to 5phrath Hthat is# Beth)ehe"I.' 1 <hen Israe) sa Doseph>s sons# he said# '<ho are these?' 3 Doseph said to his father# 'The- are "- sons# ho" God has given "e here.' &nd he said# 'Bring the" to "e# I pra- -o!# that I "a- b)ess the".' 14 .o the e-es of Israe) ere di" ith age# so that he co!)d not see. So Doseph bro!ght the" near hi"$ and he kissed the" and e"braced the". 11 &nd Israe) said to Doseph# 'I had not tho!ght to see -o!r face$ and )o# God has )et "e see -o!r chi)dren a)so.' 12 Then Doseph re"oved the" fro" his knees# and he bo ed hi"se)f ith his face to the earth. 1% &nd Doseph took the" both# 5>phrai" in his right hand to ard Israe)>s )eft hand# and =anas>seh in his )eft hand to ard Israe)>s right hand# and bro!ght the" near hi". 1* &nd Israe) stretched o!t his right hand and )aid it !pon the head of 5>phrai"# ho as the -o!nger# and his )eft hand !pon the head of =anas>seh# crossing his hands# for =anas>seh as the first9born. 1+ &nd he b)essed Doseph# and said# 'The God before ho" "- fathers &braha" and Isaac a)ked# the God ho has )ed "e a)) "- )ife )ong to this da-# 1/ the ange) ho has redee"ed "e fro" a)) evi)# b)ess the )ads$ and in the" )et "- na"e be perpet!ated# and the na"e of "- fathers &braha" and Isaac$ and )et the" gro into a "!)tit!de in the "idst of the earth.' 10 <hen Doseph sa that his father )aid his right hand !pon the head of 5>phrai"# it disp)eased hi"$ and he took his father>s hand# to re"ove it fro" 5>phrai">s head to =anas>seh>s head. 11 &nd Doseph said to his father# '.ot so# "- father$ for this one is the first9born$ p!t -o!r right hand !pon his head.' 13 B!t his father ref!sed# and said# 'I kno # "- son# I kno $ he a)so sha)) beco"e a peop)e# and he a)so sha)) be great$ neverthe)ess his -o!nger brother sha)) be greater than he# and his descendants sha)) beco"e a "!)tit!de of nations.' 24 So

he b)essed the" that da-# sa-ing# 'B- -o! Israe) i)) prono!nce b)essings# sa-ing# >God "ake -o! as 5>phrai" and as =anas>seh>'$ and th!s he p!t 5>phrai" before =anas>seh. 21 Then Israe) said to Doseph# 'Beho)d# I a" abo!t to die# b!t God i)) be ith -o!# and i)) bring -o! again to the )and of -o!r fathers. 22 =oreover I have given to -o! rather than to -o!r brothers one "o!ntain s)ope hich I took fro" the hand of the &"orites ith "s ord and ith "- bo .' Chapter *3 1 Then Dacob ca))ed his sons# and said# 'Gather -o!rse)ves together# that I "a- te)) -o! hat sha)) befa)) -o! in da-s to co"e. 2 &sse"b)e and hear# 8 sons of Dacob# and hearken to Israe) -o!r father. % Re!ben# -o! are "- first9born# "- "ight# and the first fr!its of "strength# pre9e"inent in pride and pre9e"inent in po er. * Jnstab)e as ater# -o! sha)) not have pre9e"inence beca!se -o! ent !p to -o!r father>s bed$ then -o! defi)ed it99-o! ent !p to "- co!chA + Si"eon and (evi are brothers$ eapons of vio)ence are their s ords. / 8 "- so!)# co"e not into their co!nci)$ 8 "- spirit# be not Boined to their co"pan-$ for in their anger the- s)a- "en# and in their antonness the- ha"string o7en. 0 C!rsed be their anger# for it is fierce$ and their rath# for it is cr!e)A I i)) divide the" in Dacob and scatter the" in Israe). 1 D!dah# -o!r brothers sha)) praise -o!$ -o!r hand sha)) be on the neck of -o!r ene"ies$ -o!r father>s sons sha)) bo do n before -o!. 3 D!dah is a )ion>s he)p$ fro" the pre-# "- son# -o! have gone !p. 2e stooped do n# he co!ched as a )ion# and as a )ioness$ ho dares ro!se hi" !p? 14 The scepter sha)) not depart fro" D!dah# nor the r!)er>s staff fro" bet een his feet# !nti) he co"es to ho" it be)ongs$ and to hi" sha)) be the obedience of the peop)es. 11 Binding his foa) to the vine and his ass>s co)t to the choice vine# he ashes his gar"ents in ine and his vest!re in the b)ood of grapes$ 12 his e-es sha)) be red ith ine# and his teeth hite ith "i)k. 1% Ceb>!)!n sha)) d e)) at the shore of the sea$ he sha)) beco"e a haven for ships# and his border sha)) be at Sidon. 1* Is>sachar is a strong ass# cro!ching bet een the sheepfo)ds$ 1+ he sa that a resting p)ace as good# and that the )and as p)easant$ so he bo ed his sho!)der to bear# and beca"e a s)ave at forced )abor. 1/ ,an sha)) B!dge his peop)e as one of the tribes of Israe). 10 ,an sha)) be a serpent in the a-# a viper b- the path# that bites the horse>s hee)s so that his rider fa))s back ard. 11 I ait for th- sa)vation# 8 (8R,. 13 Raiders sha)) raid Gad# b!t he sha)) raid at their hee)s. 24 &sher>s food sha)) be rich# and he sha)) -ie)d ro-a) dainties. 21 .aph>ta)i is a hind )et )oose# that bears co"e)- fa ns. 22 Doseph is a fr!itf!) bo!gh# a fr!itf!) bo!gh b- a spring$ his branches r!n over the a)). 2% The archers fierce)- attacked hi"# shot at hi"# and harassed hi" sore)-$ 2* -et his bo re"ained !n"oved# his ar"s ere "ade agi)e b- the hands of the =ight- 8ne of Dacob Hb- the na"e of the Shepherd# the Rock of Israe)I# 2+ b- the God of -o!r father ho i)) he)p -o!# b- God &)"ight- ho i)) b)ess -o! ith b)essings of heaven above# b)essings of the deep that co!ches beneath# b)essings of the breasts and of the o"b. 2/ The b)essings of -o!r father are "ight- be-ond the b)essings of the eterna) "o!ntains# the bo!nties of the ever)asting hi))s$ "a- the- be on the head of Doseph# and on the bro of hi" ho as separate fro" his brothers. 20 BenBa"in is a raveno!s o)f# in the "orning devo!ring the pre-# and at even dividing the spoi).'

21 &)) these are the t e)ve tribes of Israe)$ and this is hat their father said to the" as he b)essed the"# b)essing each ith the b)essing s!itab)e to hi". 23 Then he charged the"# and said to the"# 'I a" to be gathered to "- peop)e$ b!r- "e ith "- fathers in the cave that is in the fie)d of 5phron the 2ittite# %4 in the cave that is in the fie)d at =ach9pe>)ah# to the east of =a"re# in the )and of Canaan# hich &braha" bo!ght ith the fie)d fro" 5phron the 2ittite to possess as a b!r-ing p)ace. %1 There the- b!ried &braha" and Sarah his ife$ there the- b!ried Isaac and Rebekah his ife$ and there I b!ried (eah99 %2 the fie)d and the cave that is in it ere p!rchased fro" the 2ittites.' %% <hen Dacob finished charging his sons# he dre !p his feet into the bed# and breathed his )ast# and as gathered to his peop)e. Chapter +4 1 Then Doseph fe)) on his father>s face# and ept over hi"# and kissed hi". 2 &nd Doseph co""anded his servants the ph-sicians to e"ba)" his father. So the ph-sicians e"ba)"ed Israe)$ % fort- da-s ere reG!ired for it# for so "an- are reG!ired for e"ba)"ing. &nd the 5g-ptians ept for hi" sevent- da-s. * &nd hen the da-s of eeping for hi" ere past# Doseph spoke to the ho!seho)d of :haraoh# sa-ing# 'If no I have fo!nd favor in -o!r e-es# speak# I pra- -o!# in the ears of :haraoh# sa-ing# + =- father "ade "e s ear# sa-ing# >I a" abo!t to die6 in "- to"b hich I he ed o!t for "-se)f in the )and of Canaan# there sha)) -o! b!r- "e.> .o therefore )et "e go !p# I pra- -o!# and b!r- "- father$ then I i)) ret!rn.' / &nd :haraoh ans ered# 'Go !p# and b!r- -o!r father# as he "ade -o! s ear.' 0 So Doseph ent !p to b!r- his father$ and ith hi" ent !p a)) the servants of :haraoh# the e)ders of his ho!seho)d# and a)) the e)ders of the )and of 5g-pt# 1 as e)) as a)) the ho!seho)d of Doseph# his brothers# and his father>s ho!seho)d$ on)- their chi)dren# their f)ocks# and their herds ere )eft in the )and of Goshen. 3 &nd there ent !p ith hi" both chariots and horse"en$ it as a ver- great co"pan-. 14 <hen the- ca"e to the threshing f)oor of &tad# hich is be-ond the Dordan# the- )a"ented there ith a ver- great and sorro f!) )a"entation$ and he "ade a "o!rning for his father seven da-s. 11 <hen the inhabitants of the )and# the Canaanites# sa the "o!rning on the threshing f)oor of &tad# the- said# 'This is a grievo!s "o!rning to the 5g-ptians.' Therefore the p)ace as na"ed &>be)9 "iErai"$ it is be-ond the Dordan. 12 Th!s his sons did for hi" as he had co""anded the"$ 1% for his sons carried hi" to the )and of Canaan# and b!ried hi" in the cave of the fie)d at =ach9pe>)ah# to the east of =a"re# hich &braha" bo!ght ith the fie)d fro" 5phron the 2ittite# to possess as a b!r-ing p)ace. 1* &fter he had b!ried his father# Doseph ret!rned to 5g-pt ith his brothers and a)) ho had gone !p ith hi" to b!r- his father. 1+ <hen Doseph>s brothers sa that their father as dead# the- said# 'It "a- be that Doseph i)) hate !s and pa- !s back for a)) the evi) hich e did to hi".' 1/ So thesent a "essage to Doseph# sa-ing# ';o!r father gave this co""and before he died# 10 >Sa- to Doseph# @orgive# I pra- -o!# the transgression of -o!r brothers and their sin# beca!se the- did evi) to -o!.> &nd no # e pra- -o!# forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of -o!r father.' Doseph ept hen the- spoke to hi". 11 2is brothers a)so ca"e and fe)) do n before hi"# and said# 'Beho)d# e are -o!r servants.' 13 B!t

Doseph said to the"# '@ear not# for a" I in the p)ace of God? 24 &s for -o!# -o! "eant evi) against "e$ b!t God "eant it for good# to bring it abo!t that "an- peop)e sho!)d be kept a)ive# as the- are toda-. 21 So do not fear$ I i)) provide for -o! and -o!r )itt)e ones.' Th!s he reass!red the" and co"forted the". 22 So Doseph d e)t in 5g-pt# he and his father>s ho!se$ and Doseph )ived a h!ndred and ten -ears. 2% &nd Doseph sa 5>phrai">s chi)dren of the third generation$ the chi)dren a)so of =achir the son of =anas>seh ere born !pon Doseph>s knees. 2* &nd Doseph said to his brothers# 'I a" abo!t to die$ b!t God i)) visit -o!# and bring -o! !p o!t of this )and to the )and hich he s ore to &braha"# to Isaac# and to Dacob.' 2+ Then Doseph took an oath of the sons of Israe)# sa-ing# 'God i)) visit -o!# and -o! sha)) carr- !p "bones fro" here.' 2/ So Doseph died# being a h!ndred and ten -ears o)d$ and thee"ba)"ed hi"# and he as p!t in a coffin in 5g-pt. Exodus The Book of 57od!s [Revised Standard Version] Chapter 1 1 These are the na"es of the sons of Israe) ho ca"e to 5g-pt ith Dacob# each ith his ho!seho)d6 2 Re!ben# Si"eon# (evi# and D!dah# % Is>sachar# Ceb>!)!n# and BenBa"in# * ,an and .aph>ta)i# Gad and &sher. + &)) the offspring of Dacob ere sevent- persons$ Doseph as a)read- in 5g-pt. / Then Doseph died# and a)) his brothers# and a)) that generation. 0 B!t the descendants of Israe) ere fr!itf!) and increased great)-$ the"!)tip)ied and gre e7ceeding)- strong$ so that the )and as fi))ed ith the". 1 .o there arose a ne king over 5g-pt# ho did not kno Doseph. 3 &nd he said to his peop)e# 'Beho)d# the peop)e of Israe) are too "an- and too "ight- for !s. 14 Co"e# )et !s dea) shre d)- ith the"# )est the- "!)tip)-# and# if ar befa)) !s# the- Boin o!r ene"ies and fight against !s and escape fro" the )and.' 11 Therefore the- set task"asters over the" to aff)ict the" ith heav- b!rdens$ and the- b!i)t for :haraoh store9cities# :itho" and Ra9a">ses. 12 B!t the "ore the- ere oppressed# the "ore the- "!)tip)ied and the "ore the- spread abroad. &nd the 5g-ptians ere in dread of the peop)e of Israe). 1% So the- "ade the peop)e of Israe) serve ith rigor# 1* and "ade their )ives bitter ith hard service# in "ortar and brick# and in a)) kinds of ork in the fie)d$ in a)) their ork the"ade the" serve ith rigor. 1+ Then the king of 5g-pt said to the 2ebre "id ives# one of ho" as na"ed Shiph>rah and the other :!>ah# 1/ '<hen -o! serve as "id ife to the 2ebre o"en# and see the" !pon the birthstoo)# if it is a son# -o! sha)) ki)) hi"$ b!t if it is a da!ghter# she sha)) )ive.' 10 B!t the "id ives feared God# and did not do as the king of 5g-pt co""anded the"# b!t )et the "a)e chi)dren )ive. 11 So the king of 5g-pt ca))ed the

"id ives# and said to the"# '<h- have -o! done this# and )et the "a)e chi)dren )ive?' 13 The "id ives said to :haraoh# 'Beca!se the 2ebre o"en are not )ike the 5g-ptian o"en$ for the- are vigoro!s and are de)ivered before the "id ife co"es to the".' 24 So God dea)t e)) ith the "id ives$ and the peop)e "!)tip)ied and gre ver- strong. 21 &nd beca!se the "id ives feared God he gave the" fa"i)ies. 22 Then :haraoh co""anded a)) his peop)e# '5ver- son that is born to the 2ebre s -o! sha)) cast into the .i)e# b!t -o! sha)) )et ever- da!ghter )ive.' Chapter 2 1 .o a "an fro" the ho!se of (evi ent and took to ife a da!ghter of (evi. 2 The o"an conceived and bore a son$ and hen she sa that he as a good)- chi)d# she hid hi" three "onths. % &nd hen she co!)d hide hi" no )onger she took for hi" a basket "ade of b!)r!shes# and da!bed it ith bit!"en and pitch$ and she p!t the chi)d in it and p)aced it a"ong the reeds at the river>s brink. * &nd his sister stood at a distance# to kno hat o!)d be done to hi". + .o the da!ghter of :haraoh ca"e do n to bathe at the river# and her "aidens a)ked beside the river$ she sa the basket a"ong the reeds and sent her "aid to fetch it. / <hen she opened it she sa the chi)d$ and )o# the babe as cr-ing. She took pit- on hi" and said# 'This is one of the 2ebre s> chi)dren.' 0 Then his sister said to :haraoh>s da!ghter# 'Sha)) I go and ca)) -o! a n!rse fro" the 2ebre o"en to n!rse the chi)d for -o!?' 1 &nd :haraoh>s da!ghter said to her# 'Go.' So the gir) ent and ca))ed the chi)d>s "other. 3 &nd :haraoh>s da!ghter said to her# 'Take this chi)d a a-# and n!rse hi" for "e# and I i)) give -o! -o!r ages.' So the o"an took the chi)d and n!rsed hi". 14 &nd the chi)d gre # and she bro!ght hi" to :haraoh>s da!ghter# and he beca"e her son$ and she na"ed hi" =oses# for she said# 'Beca!se I dre hi" o!t of the ater.' 11 8ne da-# hen =oses had gro n !p# he ent o!t to his peop)e and )ooked on their b!rdens$ and he sa an 5g-ptian beating a 2ebre # one of his peop)e. 12 2e )ooked this a- and that# and seeing no one he ki))ed the 5g-ptian and hid hi" in the sand. 1% <hen he ent o!t the ne7t da-# beho)d# t o 2ebre s ere str!gg)ing together$ and he said to the "an that did the rong# '<h- do -o! strike -o!r fe))o ?' 1* 2e ans ered# '<ho "ade -o! a prince and a B!dge over !s? ,o -o! "ean to ki)) "e as -o! ki))ed the 5g-ptian?' Then =oses as afraid# and tho!ght# 'S!re)- the thing is kno n.' 1+ <hen :haraoh heard of it# he so!ght to ki)) =oses. B!t =oses f)ed fro" :haraoh# and sta-ed in the )and of =id>ian$ and he sat do n b- a e)). 1/ .o the priest of =id>ian had seven da!ghters$ and the- ca"e and dre ater# and fi))ed the tro!ghs to ater their father>s f)ock. 10 The shepherds ca"e and drove the" a a-$ b!t =oses stood !p and he)ped the"# and atered their f)ock. 11 <hen the- ca"e to their father Re!>e)# he said# '2o is it that -o! have co"e so soon toda-?' 13 Thesaid# '&n 5g-ptian de)ivered !s o!t of the hand of the shepherds# and even dre ater for !s and atered the f)ock.' 24 2e said to his da!ghters# '&nd here is he? <h- have -o! )eft the "an? Ca)) hi"# that he "a- eat bread.' 21 &nd =oses as content to d e))

ith the "an# and he gave =oses his da!ghter Cippo>rah. 22 She bore a son# and he ca))ed his na"e Gersho"$ for he said# 'I have been a soBo!rner in a foreign )and.' 2% In the co!rse of those "an- da-s the king of 5g-pt died. &nd the peop)e of Israe) groaned !nder their bondage# and cried o!t for he)p# and their cr- !nder bondage ca"e !p to God. 2* &nd God heard their groaning# and God re"e"bered his covenant ith &braha"# ith Isaac# and ith Dacob. 2+ &nd God sa the peop)e of Israe)# and God kne their condition. Chapter % 1 .o =oses as keeping the f)ock of his father9in9)a # Dethro# the priest of =id>ian$ and he )ed his f)ock to the est side of the i)derness# and ca"e to 2oreb# the "o!ntain of God. 2 &nd the ange) of the (8R, appeared to hi" in a f)a"e of fire o!t of the "idst of a b!sh$ and he )ooked# and )o# the b!sh as b!rning# -et it as not cons!"ed. % &nd =oses said# 'I i)) t!rn aside and see this great sight# h- the b!sh is not b!rnt.' * <hen the (8R, sa that he t!rned aside to see# God ca))ed to hi" o!t of the b!sh# '=oses# =osesA' &nd he said# '2ere a" I.' + Then he said# ',o not co"e near$ p!t off -o!r shoes fro" -o!r feet# for the p)ace on hich -o! are standing is ho)- gro!nd.' / &nd he said# 'I a" the God of -o!r father# the God of &braha"# the God of Isaac# and the God of Dacob.' &nd =oses hid his face# for he as afraid to )ook at God. 0 Then the (8R, said# 'I have seen the aff)iction of "- peop)e ho are in 5g-pt# and have heard their cr- beca!se of their task"asters$ I kno their s!fferings# 1 and I have co"e do n to de)iver the" o!t of the hand of the 5g-ptians# and to bring the" !p o!t of that )and to a good and broad )and# a )and f)o ing ith "i)k and hone-# to the p)ace of the Canaanites# the 2ittites# the &"orites# the :er>iEEites# the 2ivites# and the Deb>!sites. 3 &nd no # beho)d# the cr- of the peop)e of Israe) has co"e to "e# and I have seen the oppression ith hich the 5g-ptians oppress the". 14 Co"e# I i)) send -o! to :haraoh that -o! "a- bring forth "- peop)e# the sons of Israe)# o!t of 5g-pt.' 11 B!t =oses said to God# '<ho a" I that I sho!)d go to :haraoh# and bring the sons of Israe) o!t of 5g-pt?' 12 2e said# 'B!t I i)) be ith -o!$ and this sha)) be the sign for -o!# that I have sent -o!6 hen -o! have bro!ght forth the peop)e o!t of 5g-pt# -o! sha)) serve God !pon this "o!ntain.' 1% Then =oses said to God# 'If I co"e to the peop)e of Israe) and sa- to the"# >The God of -o!r fathers has sent "e to -o!#> and the- ask "e# ><hat is his na"e?> hat sha)) I sato the"?' 1* God said to =oses# 'I &= <28 I &=.' &nd he said# 'Sa- this to the peop)e of Israe)# >I &= has sent "e to -o!.>' 1+ God a)so said to =oses# 'Sa- this to the peop)e of Israe)# >The (8R,# the God of -o!r fathers# the God of &braha"# the God of Isaac# and the God of Dacob# has sent "e to -o!>6 this is "- na"e for ever# and th!s I a" to be re"e"bered thro!gho!t a)) generations. 1/ Go and gather the e)ders of Israe) together# and sa- to the"# >The (8R,# the God of -o!r fathers# the God of &braha"# of

Isaac# and of Dacob# has appeared to "e# sa-ing# 'I have observed -o! and hat has been done to -o! in 5g-pt$ 10 and I pro"ise that I i)) bring -o! !p o!t of the aff)iction of 5g-pt# to the )and of the Canaanites# the 2ittites# the &"orites# the :er>iEEites# the 2ivites# and the Deb>!sites# a )and f)o ing ith "i)k and hone-.'> 11 &nd the- i)) hearken to -o!r voice$ and -o! and the e)ders of Israe) sha)) go to the king of 5g-pt and sa- to hi"# >The (8R,# the God of the 2ebre s# has "et ith !s$ and no # e pra- -o!# )et !s go a three da-s> Bo!rne- into the i)derness# that e "a- sacrifice to the (8R, o!r God.> 13 I kno that the king of 5g-pt i)) not )et -o! go !n)ess co"pe))ed b- a "ighthand. 24 So I i)) stretch o!t "- hand and s"ite 5g-pt ith a)) the onders hich I i)) do in it$ after that he i)) )et -o! go. 21 &nd I i)) give this peop)e favor in the sight of the 5g-ptians$ and hen -o! go# -o! sha)) not go e"pt-# 22 b!t each o"an sha)) ask of her neighbor# and of her ho soBo!rns in her ho!se# Be e)r- of si)ver and of go)d# and c)othing# and -o! sha)) p!t the" on -o!r sons and on -o!r da!ghters$ th!s -o! sha)) despoi) the 5g-ptians.' Chapter * 1 Then =oses ans ered# 'B!t beho)d# the- i)) not be)ieve "e or )isten to "- voice# for the- i)) sa-# >The (8R, did not appear to -o!.>' 2 The (8R, said to hi"# '<hat is that in -o!r hand?' 2e said# '& rod.' % &nd he said# 'Cast it on the gro!nd.' So he cast it on the gro!nd# and it beca"e a serpent$ and =oses f)ed fro" it. * B!t the (8R, said to =oses# ':!t o!t -o!r hand# and take it b- the tai)' 99so he p!t o!t his hand and ca!ght it# and it beca"e a rod in his hand99 + 'that the- "a- be)ieve that the (8R,# the God of their fathers# the God of &braha"# the God of Isaac# and the God of Dacob# has appeared to -o!.' / &gain# the (8R, said to hi"# ':!t -o!r hand into -o!r boso".' &nd he p!t his hand into his boso"$ and hen he took it o!t# beho)d# his hand as )epro!s# as hite as sno . 0 Then God said# ':!t -o!r hand back into -o!r boso".' So he p!t his hand back into his boso"$ and hen he took it o!t# beho)d# it as restored )ike the rest of his f)esh. 1 'If the- i)) not be)ieve -o!#' God said# 'or heed the first sign# the- "a- be)ieve the )atter sign. 3 If the- i)) not be)ieve even these t o signs or heed -o!r voice# -o! sha)) take so"e ater fro" the .i)e and po!r it !pon the dr- gro!nd$ and the ater hich -o! sha)) take fro" the .i)e i)) beco"e b)ood !pon the dr- gro!nd.' 14 B!t =oses said to the (8R,# '8h# "- (ord# I a" not e)oG!ent# either heretofore or since tho! hast spoken to th- servant$ b!t I a" s)o of speech and of tong!e.' 11 Then the (8R, said to hi"# '<ho has "ade "an>s "o!th? <ho "akes hi" d!"b# or deaf# or seeing# or b)ind? Is it not I# the (8R,? 12 .o therefore go# and I i)) be ith -o!r "o!th and teach -o! hat -o! sha)) speak.' 1% B!t he said# '8h# "- (ord# send# I pra-# so"e other person.' 1* Then the anger of the (8R, as kind)ed against =oses and he said# 'Is there not &aron# -o!r brother# the (evite? I kno that he can speak e))$ and beho)d# he is co"ing o!t to "eet -o!# and hen he sees -o! he i)) be g)ad in his heart. 1+ &nd -o! sha)) speak to hi" and p!t the ords in his "o!th$ and I i)) be ith -o!r "o!th and ith his "o!th# and i)) teach -o! hat -o! sha)) do. 1/ 2e sha)) speak for -o! to the peop)e$ and he sha)) be a "o!th for -o!# and -o! sha)) be to hi" as God. 10 &nd -o! sha)) take in -o!r hand this rod# ith hich -o! sha)) do the signs.'

11 =oses ent back to Dethro his father9in9)a and said to hi"# '(et "e go back# I pra-# to "- kins"en in 5g-pt and see hether the- are sti)) a)ive.' &nd Dethro said to =oses# 'Go in peace.' 13 &nd the (8R, said to =oses in =id>ian# 'Go back to 5g-pt$ for a)) the "en ho ere seeking -o!r )ife are dead.' 24 So =oses took his ife and his sons and set the" on an ass# and ent back to the )and of 5g-pt$ and in his hand =oses took the rod of God. 21 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# '<hen -o! go back to 5g-pt# see that -o! do before :haraoh a)) the "irac)es hich I have p!t in -o!r po er$ b!t I i)) harden his heart# so that he i)) not )et the peop)e go. 22 &nd -o! sha)) sa- to :haraoh# >Th!s sa-s the (8R,# Israe) is "- first9born son# 2% and I sa- to -o!# '(et "- son go that he "a- serve "e'$ if -o! ref!se to )et hi" go# beho)d# I i)) s)a- -o!r first9born son.>' 2* &t a )odging p)ace on the a- the (8R, "et hi" and so!ght to ki)) hi". 2+ Then Cippo>rah took a f)int and c!t off her son>s foreskin# and to!ched =oses> feet ith it# and said# 'S!re)- -o! are a bridegroo" of b)ood to "eA' 2/ So he )et hi" a)one. Then it as that she said# ';o! are a bridegroo" of b)ood#' beca!se of the circ!"cision. 20 The (8R, said to &aron# 'Go into the i)derness to "eet =oses.' So he ent# and "et hi" at the "o!ntain of God and kissed hi". 21 &nd =oses to)d &aron a)) the ords of the (8R, ith hich he had sent hi"# and a)) the signs hich he had charged hi" to do. 23 Then =oses and &aron ent and gathered together a)) the e)ders of the peop)e of Israe). %4 &nd &aron spoke a)) the ords hich the (8R, had spoken to =oses# and did the signs in the sight of the peop)e. %1 &nd the peop)e be)ieved$ and hen the- heard that the (8R, had visited the peop)e of Israe) and that he had seen their aff)iction# thebo ed their heads and orshiped. Chapter + 1 &fter ard =oses and &aron ent to :haraoh and said# 'Th!s sa-s the (8R,# the God of Israe)# >(et "- peop)e go# that the- "a- ho)d a feast to "e in the i)derness.>' 2 B!t :haraoh said# '<ho is the (8R,# that I sho!)d heed his voice and )et Israe) go? I do not kno the (8R,# and "oreover I i)) not )et Israe) go.' % Then the- said# 'The God of the 2ebre s has "et ith !s$ )et !s go# e pra-# a three da-s> Bo!rne- into the i)derness# and sacrifice to the (8R, o!r God# )est he fa)) !pon !s ith pesti)ence or ith the s ord.' * B!t the king of 5g-pt said to the"# '=oses and &aron# h- do -o! take the peop)e a a- fro" their ork? Get to -o!r b!rdens.' + &nd :haraoh said# 'Beho)d# the peop)e of the )and are no "an- and -o! "ake the" rest fro" their b!rdensA' / The sa"e da- :haraoh co""anded the task"asters of the peop)e and their fore"en# 0 ';o! sha)) no )onger give the peop)e stra to "ake bricks# as heretofore$ )et the" go and gather stra for the"se)ves. 1 B!t the n!"ber of bricks hich the- "ade heretofore -o!

sha)) )a- !pon the"# -o! sha)) b- no "eans )essen it$ for the- are id)e$ therefore the- cr-# >(et !s go and offer sacrifice to o!r God.> 3 (et heavier ork be )aid !pon the "en that the- "a- )abor at it and pa- no regard to )-ing ords.' 14 So the task"asters and the fore"en of the peop)e ent o!t and said to the peop)e# 'Th!s sa-s :haraoh# >I i)) not give -o! stra . 11 Go -o!rse)ves# get -o!r stra herever -o! can find it$ b!t -o!r ork i)) not be )essened in the )east.>' 12 So the peop)e ere scattered abroad thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt# to gather st!bb)e for stra . 1% The task"asters ere !rgent# sa-ing# 'Co"p)ete -o!r ork# -o!r dai)- task# as hen there as stra .' 1* &nd the fore"en of the peop)e of Israe)# ho" :haraoh>s task"asters had set over the"# ere beaten# and ere asked# '<h- have -o! not done a)) -o!r task of "aking bricks toda-# as hitherto?' 1+ Then the fore"en of the peop)e of Israe) ca"e and cried to :haraoh# '<h- do -o! dea) th!s ith -o!r servants? 1/ .o stra is given to -o!r servants# -et the- sa- to !s# >=ake bricksA> &nd beho)d# -o!r servants are beaten$ b!t the fa!)t is in -o!r o n peop)e.' 10 B!t he said# ';o! are id)e# -o! are id)e$ therefore -o! sa-# >(et !s go and sacrifice to the (8R,.> 11 Go no # and ork$ for no stra sha)) be given -o!# -et -o! sha)) de)iver the sa"e n!"ber of bricks.' 13 The fore"en of the peop)e of Israe) sa that the- ere in evi) p)ight# hen the- said# ';o! sha)) b- no "eans )essen -o!r dai)- n!"ber of bricks.' 24 The- "et =oses and &aron# ho ere aiting for the"# as the- ca"e forth fro" :haraoh$ 21 and the- said to the"# 'The (8R, )ook !pon -o! and B!dge# beca!se -o! have "ade !s offensive in the sight of :haraoh and his servants# and have p!t a s ord in their hand to ki)) !s.' 22 Then =oses t!rned again to the (8R, and said# '8 (8R,# h- hast tho! done evi) to this peop)e? <h- didst tho! ever send "e? 2% @or since I ca"e to :haraoh to speak in th- na"e# he has done evi) to this peop)e# and tho! hast not de)ivered th- peop)e at a)).' Chapter / 1 B!t the (8R, said to =oses# '.o -o! sha)) see hat I i)) do to :haraoh$ for ith a strong hand he i)) send the" o!t# -ea# ith a strong hand he i)) drive the" o!t of his )and.' 2 &nd God said to =oses# 'I a" the (8R,. % I appeared to &braha"# to Isaac# and to Dacob# as God &)"ight-# b!t b- "- na"e the (8R, I did not "ake "-se)f kno n to the". * I a)so estab)ished "- covenant ith the"# to give the" the )and of Canaan# the )and in hich the- d e)t as soBo!rners. + =oreover I have heard the groaning of the peop)e of Israe) ho" the 5g-ptians ho)d in bondage and I have re"e"bered "covenant. / Sa- therefore to the peop)e of Israe)# >I a" the (8R,# and I i)) bring -o! o!t fro" !nder the b!rdens of the 5g-ptians# and I i)) de)iver -o! fro" their bondage#

and I i)) redee" -o! ith an o!tstretched ar" and ith great acts of B!dg"ent# 0 and I i)) take -o! for "- peop)e# and I i)) be -o!r God$ and -o! sha)) kno that I a" the (8R, -o!r God# ho has bro!ght -o! o!t fro" !nder the b!rdens of the 5g-ptians. 1 &nd I i)) bring -o! into the )and hich I s ore to give to &braha"# to Isaac# and to Dacob$ I i)) give it to -o! for a possession. I a" the (8R,.>' 3 =oses spoke th!s to the peop)e of Israe)$ b!t the- did not )isten to =oses# beca!se of their broken spirit and their cr!e) bondage. 14 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 11 'Go in# te)) :haraoh king of 5g-pt to )et the peop)e of Israe) go o!t of his )and.' 12 B!t =oses said to the (8R,# 'Beho)d# the peop)e of Israe) have not )istened to "e$ ho then sha)) :haraoh )isten to "e# ho a" a "an of !ncirc!"cised )ips?' 1% B!t the (8R, spoke to =oses and &aron# and gave the" a charge to the peop)e of Israe) and to :haraoh king of 5g-pt to bring the peop)e of Israe) o!t of the )and of 5g-pt. 1* These are the heads of their fathers> ho!ses6 the sons of Re!ben# the first9born of Israe)6 2anoch# :a))!# 2eEron# and Car"i$ these are the fa"i)ies of Re!ben. 1+ The sons of Si"eon6 De"!>e)# Da"in# 8had# Dachin# Cohar# and Sha!)# the son of a Canaanite o"an$ these are the fa"i)ies of Si"eon. 1/ These are the na"es of the sons of (evi according to their generations6 Gershon# Fohath# and =erar>i# the -ears of the )ife of (evi being a h!ndred and thirt-9seven -ears. 10 The sons of Gershon6 (ibni and Shi">e9i# btheir fa"i)ies. 11 The sons of Fohath6 &"ra"# IEhar# 2ebron# and JE>Eie)# the -ears of the )ife of Fohath being a h!ndred and thirt-9three -ears. 13 The sons of =erar>i6 =ah)i and =!shi. These are the fa"i)ies of the (evites according to their generations. 24 &"ra" took to ife Doch>ebed his father>s sister and she bore hi" &aron and =oses# the -ears of the )ife of &"ra" being one h!ndred and thirt-9seven -ears. 21 The sons of IEhar6 Forah# .epheg# and Cichri. 22 &nd the sons of JE>Eie)6 =i>sha9e)# 5)Ea>phan# and Sithri. 2% &aron took to ife 5)i>sheba# the da!ghter of &""in>adab and the sister of .ahshon$ and she bore hi" .adab# &bi>h!# 5)ea>Ear# and Ith>a"ar. 2* The sons of Forah6 &ssir# 5)ka>nah# and &bi>asaph$ these are the fa"i)ies of the Fo>rahites. 2+ 5)ea>Ear# &aron>s son# took to ife one of the da!ghters of :!>ti9e)$ and she bore hi" :hin>ehas. These are the heads of the fathers> ho!ses of the (evites b- their fa"i)ies. 2/ These are the &aron and =oses to ho" the (8R, said6 'Bring o!t the peop)e of Israe) fro" the )and of 5g-pt b- their hosts.' 20 It as the- ho spoke to :haraoh king of 5g-pt abo!t bringing o!t the peop)e of Israe) fro" 5g-pt# this =oses and this &aron. 21 8n the da- hen the (8R, spoke to =oses in the )and of 5g-pt# 23 the (8R, said to =oses# 'I a" the (8R,$ te)) :haraoh king of 5g-pt a)) that I sa- to -o!.' %4 B!t =oses said to the (8R,# 'Beho)d# I a" of !ncirc!"cised )ips$ ho then sha)) :haraoh )isten to "e?'

Chapter 0 1 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'See# I "ake -o! as God to :haraoh$ and &aron -o!r brother sha)) be -o!r prophet. 2 ;o! sha)) speak a)) that I co""and -o!$ and &aron -o!r brother sha)) te)) :haraoh to )et the peop)e of Israe) go o!t of his )and. % B!t I i)) harden :haraoh>s heart# and tho!gh I "!)tip)- "- signs and onders in the )and of 5g-pt# * :haraoh i)) not )isten to -o!$ then I i)) )a- "- hand !pon 5g-pt and bring forth "hosts# "- peop)e the sons of Israe)# o!t of the )and of 5g-pt b- great acts of B!dg"ent. + &nd the 5g-ptians sha)) kno that I a" the (8R,# hen I stretch forth "- hand !pon 5g-pt and bring o!t the peop)e of Israe) fro" a"ong the".' / &nd =oses and &aron did so$ the- did as the (8R, co""anded the". 0 .o =oses as eight- -ears o)d# and &aron eight-9three -ears o)d# hen the- spoke to :haraoh. 1 &nd the (8R, said to =oses and &aron# 3 '<hen :haraoh sa-s to -o!# >:rove -o!rse)ves b- orking a "irac)e#> then -o! sha)) sa- to &aron# >Take -o!r rod and cast it do n before :haraoh# that it "a- beco"e a serpent.>' 14 So =oses and &aron ent to :haraoh and did as the (8R, co""anded$ &aron cast do n his rod before :haraoh and his servants# and it beca"e a serpent. 11 Then :haraoh s!""oned the ise "en and the sorcerers$ and the- a)so# the "agicians of 5g-pt# did the sa"e b- their secret arts. 12 @or ever- "an cast do n his rod# and the- beca"e serpents. B!t &aron>s rod s a))o ed !p their rods. 1% Sti)) :haraoh>s heart as hardened# and he o!)d not )isten to the"$ as the (8R, had said. 1* Then the (8R, said to =oses# ':haraoh>s heart is hardened# he ref!ses to )et the peop)e go. 1+ Go to :haraoh in the "orning# as he is going o!t to the ater$ ait for hi" b- the river>s brink# and take in -o!r hand the rod hich as t!rned into a serpent. 1/ &nd -o! sha)) sa- to hi"# >The (8R,# the God of the 2ebre s# sent "e to -o!# sa-ing# '(et "- peop)e go# that the- "a- serve "e in the i)derness$ and beho)d# -o! have not -et obe-ed.' 10 Th!s sa-s the (8R,# 'B- this -o! sha)) kno that I a" the (8R,6 beho)d# I i)) strike the ater that is in the .i)e ith the rod that is in "- hand# and it sha)) be t!rned to b)ood# 11 and the fish in the .i)e sha)) die# and the .i)e sha)) beco"e fo!)# and the 5g-ptians i)) )oathe to drink ater fro" the .i)e.'>' 13 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'Sa- to &aron# >Take -o!r rod and stretch o!t -o!r hand over the aters of 5g-pt# over their rivers# their cana)s# and their ponds# and a)) their poo)s of ater# that the- "a- beco"e b)ood$ and there sha)) be b)ood thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt# both in vesse)s of ood and in vesse)s of stone.>' 24 =oses and &aron did as the (8R, co""anded$ in the sight of :haraoh and in the sight of his servants# he )ifted !p the rod and str!ck the ater that as in the .i)e# and a)) the ater that as in the .i)e t!rned to b)ood. 21 &nd the fish in the .i)e died$ and the .i)e beca"e fo!)# so that the 5g-ptians co!)d not drink ater fro" the .i)e$ and there as b)ood thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt. 22 B!t the "agicians of 5g-pt did the sa"e b- their secret arts$ so :haraoh>s heart re"ained hardened# and he o!)d not )isten to

the"$ as the (8R, had said. 2% :haraoh t!rned and ent into his ho!se# and he did not )a- even this to heart. 2* &nd a)) the 5g-ptians d!g ro!nd abo!t the .i)e for ater to drink# for the- co!)d not drink the ater of the .i)e. 2+ Seven da-s passed after the (8R, had str!ck the .i)e. Chapter 1 1 Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Go in to :haraoh and sa- to hi"# >Th!s sa-s the (8R,# '(et "- peop)e go# that the- "a- serve "e. 2 B!t if -o! ref!se to )et the" go# beho)d# I i)) p)ag!e a)) -o!r co!ntr- ith frogs$ % the .i)e sha)) s ar" ith frogs hich sha)) co"e !p into -o!r ho!se# and into -o!r bedcha"ber and on -o!r bed# and into the ho!ses of -o!r servants and of -o!r peop)e# and into -o!r ovens and -o!r kneading bo )s$ * the frogs sha)) co"e !p on -o! and on -o!r peop)e and on a)) -o!r servants.'>' + &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'Sa- to &aron# >Stretch o!t -o!r hand ith -o!r rod over the rivers# over the cana)s# and over the poo)s# and ca!se frogs to co"e !pon the )and of 5g-ptA>' / So &aron stretched o!t his hand over the aters of 5g-pt$ and the frogs ca"e !p and covered the )and of 5g-pt. 0 B!t the "agicians did the sa"e b- their secret arts# and bro!ght frogs !pon the )and of 5g-pt. 1 Then :haraoh ca))ed =oses and &aron# and said# '5ntreat the (8R, to take a a- the frogs fro" "e and fro" "- peop)e$ and I i)) )et the peop)e go to sacrifice to the (8R,.' 3 =oses said to :haraoh# 'Be p)eased to co""and "e hen I a" to entreat# for -o! and for -o!r servants and for -o!r peop)e# that the frogs be destro-ed fro" -o! and -o!r ho!ses and be )eft on)- in the .i)e.' 14 &nd he said# 'To"orro .' =oses said# 'Be it as -o! sa-# that -o! "a- kno that there is no one )ike the (8R, o!r God. 11 The frogs sha)) depart fro" -o! and -o!r ho!ses and -o!r servants and -o!r peop)e$ thesha)) be )eft on)- in the .i)e.' 12 So =oses and &aron ent o!t fro" :haraoh$ and =oses cried to the (8R, concerning the frogs# as he had agreed ith :haraoh. 1% &nd the (8R, did according to the ord of =oses$ the frogs died o!t of the ho!ses and co!rt-ards and o!t of the fie)ds. 1* &nd the- gathered the" together in heaps# and the )and stank. 1+ B!t hen :haraoh sa that there as a respite# he hardened his heart# and o!)d not )isten to the"$ as the (8R, had said. 1/ Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Sa- to &aron# >Stretch o!t -o!r rod and strike the d!st of the earth# that it "a- beco"e gnats thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt.>' 10 &nd the- did so$ &aron stretched o!t his hand ith his rod# and str!ck the d!st of the earth# and there ca"e gnats on "an and beast$ a)) the d!st of the earth beca"e gnats thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt. 11 The "agicians tried b- their secret arts to bring forth gnats# b!t theco!)d not. So there ere gnats on "an and beast. 13 &nd the "agicians said to :haraoh# 'This is the finger of God.' B!t :haraoh>s heart as hardened# and he o!)d not )isten to the"$ as the (8R, had said.

24 Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Rise !p ear)- in the "orning and ait for :haraoh# as he goes o!t to the ater# and sa- to hi"# >Th!s sa-s the (8R,# '(et "- peop)e go# that the- "a- serve "e. 21 5)se# if -o! i)) not )et "- peop)e go# beho)d# I i)) send s ar"s of f)ies on -o! and -o!r servants and -o!r peop)e# and into -o!r ho!ses$ and the ho!ses of the 5g-ptians sha)) be fi))ed ith s ar"s of f)ies# and a)so the gro!nd on hich thestand. 22 B!t on that da- I i)) set apart the )and of Goshen# here "- peop)e d e))# so that no s ar"s of f)ies sha)) be there$ that -o! "a- kno that I a" the (8R, in the "idst of the earth. 2% Th!s I i)) p!t a division bet een "- peop)e and -o!r peop)e. Bto"orro sha)) this sign be.'>' 2* &nd the (8R, did so$ there ca"e great s ar"s of f)ies into the ho!se of :haraoh and into his servants> ho!ses# and in a)) the )and of 5g-pt the )and as r!ined b- reason of the f)ies. 2+ Then :haraoh ca))ed =oses and &aron# and said# 'Go# sacrifice to -o!r God ithin the )and.' 2/ B!t =oses said# 'It o!)d not be right to do so$ for e sha)) sacrifice to the (8R, o!r God offerings abo"inab)e to the 5g-ptians. If e sacrifice offerings abo"inab)e to the 5g-ptians before their e-es# i)) the- not stone !s? 20 <e "!st go three da-s> Bo!rne- into the i)derness and sacrifice to the (8R, o!r God as he i)) co""and !s.' 21 So :haraoh said# 'I i)) )et -o! go# to sacrifice to the (8R, -o!r God in the i)derness$ on)- -o! sha)) not go ver- far a a-. =ake entreat- for "e.' 23 Then =oses said# 'Beho)d# I a" going o!t fro" -o! and I i)) pra- to the (8R, that the s ar"s of f)ies "a- depart fro" :haraoh# fro" his servants# and fro" his peop)e# to"orro $ on)- )et not :haraoh dea) fa)se)- again b- not )etting the peop)e go to sacrifice to the (8R,.' %4 So =oses ent o!t fro" :haraoh and pra-ed to the (8R,. %1 &nd the (8R, did as =oses asked# and re"oved the s ar"s of f)ies fro" :haraoh# fro" his servants# and fro" his peop)e$ not one re"ained. %2 B!t :haraoh hardened his heart this ti"e a)so# and did not )et the peop)e go. Chapter 3 1 Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Go in to :haraoh# and sa- to hi"# >Th!s sa-s the (8R,# the God of the 2ebre s# '(et "- peop)e go# that the- "a- serve "e. 2 @or if -o! ref!se to )et the" go and sti)) ho)d the"# % beho)d# the hand of the (8R, i)) fa)) ith a ver- severe p)ag!e !pon -o!r catt)e hich are in the fie)d# the horses# the asses# the ca"e)s# the herds# and the f)ocks. * B!t the (8R, i)) "ake a distinction bet een the catt)e of Israe) and the catt)e of 5g-pt# so that nothing sha)) die of a)) that be)ongs to the peop)e of Israe).'>' + &nd the (8R, set a ti"e# sa-ing# 'To"orro the (8R, i)) do this thing in the )and.' / &nd on the "orro the (8R, did this thing$ a)) the catt)e of the 5g-ptians died# b!t of the catt)e of the peop)e of Israe) not one died. 0 &nd :haraoh sent# and beho)d# not one of the catt)e of the Israe)ites as dead. B!t the heart of :haraoh as hardened# and he did not )et the peop)e go. 1 &nd the (8R, said to =oses and &aron# 'Take handf!)s of ashes fro" the ki)n# and )et =oses thro the" to ard heaven in the sight of :haraoh. 3 &nd it sha)) beco"e fine d!st

over a)) the )and of 5g-pt# and beco"e boi)s breaking o!t in sores on "an and beast thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt.' 14 So the- took ashes fro" the ki)n# and stood before :haraoh# and =oses thre the" to ard heaven# and it beca"e boi)s breaking o!t in sores on "an and beast. 11 &nd the "agicians co!)d not stand before =oses beca!se of the boi)s# for the boi)s ere !pon the "agicians and !pon a)) the 5g-ptians. 12 B!t the (8R, hardened the heart of :haraoh# and he did not )isten to the"$ as the (8R, had spoken to =oses. 1% Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Rise !p ear)- in the "orning and stand before :haraoh# and sa- to hi"# >Th!s sa-s the (8R,# the God of the 2ebre s# '(et "- peop)e go# that the- "a- serve "e. 1* @or this ti"e I i)) send a)) "- p)ag!es !pon -o!r heart# and !pon -o!r servants and -o!r peop)e# that -o! "a- kno that there is none )ike "e in a)) the earth. 1+ @or b- no I co!)d have p!t forth "- hand and str!ck -o! and -o!r peop)e ith pesti)ence# and -o! o!)d have been c!t off fro" the earth$ 1/ b!t for this p!rpose have I )et -o! )ive# to sho -o! "- po er# so that "- na"e "a- be dec)ared thro!gho!t a)) the earth. 10 ;o! are sti)) e7a)ting -o!rse)f against "- peop)e# and i)) not )et the" go. 11 Beho)d# to"orro abo!t this ti"e I i)) ca!se ver- heav- hai) to fa))# s!ch as never has been in 5g-pt fro" the da- it as fo!nded !nti) no . 13 .o therefore send# get -o!r catt)e and a)) that -o! have in the fie)d into safe she)ter$ for the hai) sha)) co"e do n !pon ever- "an and beast that is in the fie)d and is not bro!ght ho"e# and the- sha)) die.'>' 24 Then he ho feared the ord of the (8R, a"ong the servants of :haraoh "ade his s)aves and his catt)e f)ee into the ho!ses$ 21 b!t he ho did not regard the ord of the (8R, )eft his s)aves and his catt)e in the fie)d. 22 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'Stretch forth -o!r hand to ard heaven# that there "abe hai) in a)) the )and of 5g-pt# !pon "an and beast and ever- p)ant of the fie)d# thro!gho!t the )and of 5g-pt.' 2% Then =oses stretched forth his rod to ard heaven$ and the (8R, sent th!nder and hai)# and fire ran do n to the earth. &nd the (8R, rained hai) !pon the )and of 5g-pt$ 2* there as hai)# and fire f)ashing contin!a))- in the "idst of the hai)# ver- heav- hai)# s!ch as had never been in a)) the )and of 5g-pt since it beca"e a nation. 2+ The hai) str!ck do n ever-thing that as in the fie)d thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt# both "an and beast$ and the hai) str!ck do n ever- p)ant of the fie)d# and shattered ever- tree of the fie)d. 2/ 8n)- in the )and of Goshen# here the peop)e of Israe) ere# there as no hai). 20 Then :haraoh sent# and ca))ed =oses and &aron# and said to the"# 'I have sinned this ti"e$ the (8R, is in the right# and I and "- peop)e are in the rong. 21 5ntreat the (8R,$ for there has been eno!gh of this th!nder and hai)$ I i)) )et -o! go# and -o! sha)) sta- no )onger.' 23 =oses said to hi"# '&s soon as I have gone o!t of the cit-# I i)) stretch o!t "- hands to the (8R,$ the th!nder i)) cease# and there i)) be no "ore hai)# that -o! "a- kno that the earth is the (8R,>s. %4 B!t as for -o! and -o!r servants# I kno that -o! do not -et fear the (8R, God.' %1 HThe f)a7 and the bar)e- ere r!ined# for the bar)e- as in the ear and the f)a7 as in b!d. %2 B!t the heat and the spe)t ere

not r!ined# for the- are )ate in co"ing !p.I %% So =oses ent o!t of the cit- fro" :haraoh# and stretched o!t his hands to the (8R,$ and the th!nder and the hai) ceased# and the rain no )onger po!red !pon the earth. %* B!t hen :haraoh sa that the rain and the hai) and the th!nder had ceased# he sinned -et again# and hardened his heart# he and his servants. %+ So the heart of :haraoh as hardened# and he did not )et the peop)e of Israe) go$ as the (8R, had spoken thro!gh =oses. Chapter 14 1 Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Go in to :haraoh$ for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants# that I "a- sho these signs of "ine a"ong the"# 2 and that -o! "a- te)) in the hearing of -o!r son and of -o!r son>s son ho I have "ade sport of the 5g-ptians and hat signs I have done a"ong the"$ that -o! "a- kno that I a" the (8R,.' % So =oses and &aron ent in to :haraoh# and said to hi"# 'Th!s sa-s the (8R,# the God of the 2ebre s# >2o )ong i)) -o! ref!se to h!"b)e -o!rse)f before "e? (et "peop)e go# that the- "a- serve "e. * @or if -o! ref!se to )et "- peop)e go# beho)d# to"orro I i)) bring )oc!sts into -o!r co!ntr-# + and the- sha)) cover the face of the )and# so that no one can see the )and$ and the- sha)) eat hat is )eft to -o! after the hai)# and the- sha)) eat ever- tree of -o!rs hich gro s in the fie)d# / and the- sha)) fi)) -o!r ho!ses# and the ho!ses of a)) -o!r servants and of a)) the 5g-ptians$ as neither -o!r fathers nor -o!r grandfathers have seen# fro" the da- the- ca"e on earth to this da-.>' Then he t!rned and ent o!t fro" :haraoh. 0 &nd :haraoh>s servants said to hi"# '2o )ong sha)) this "an be a snare to !s? (et the "en go# that the- "a- serve the (8R, their God$ do -o! not -et !nderstand that 5g-pt is r!ined?' 1 So =oses and &aron ere bro!ght back to :haraoh$ and he said to the"# 'Go# serve the (8R, -o!r God$ b!t ho are to go?' 3 &nd =oses said# '<e i)) go ith o!r -o!ng and o!r o)d$ e i)) go ith o!r sons and da!ghters and ith o!r f)ocks and herds# for e "!st ho)d a feast to the (8R,.' 14 &nd he said to the"# 'The (8R, be ith -o!# if ever I )et -o! and -o!r )itt)e ones goA (ook# -o! have so"e evi) p!rpose in "ind. 11 .oA Go# the "en a"ong -o!# and serve the (8R,# for that is hat -o! desire.' &nd theere driven o!t fro" :haraoh>s presence. 12 Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Stretch o!t -o!r hand over the )and of 5g-pt for the )oc!sts# that the- "a- co"e !pon the )and of 5g-pt# and eat ever- p)ant in the )and# a)) that the hai) has )eft.' 1% So =oses stretched forth his rod over the )and of 5g-pt# and the (8R, bro!ght an east ind !pon the )and a)) that da- and a)) that night$ and hen it as "orning the east ind had bro!ght the )oc!sts. 1* &nd the )oc!sts ca"e !p over a)) the )and of 5g-pt# and sett)ed on the ho)e co!ntr- of 5g-pt# s!ch a dense s ar" of )oc!sts as had never been before# nor ever sha)) be again. 1+ @or the- covered the face of the ho)e )and# so that the )and as darkened# and the- ate a)) the p)ants in the )and and a))

the fr!it of the trees hich the hai) had )eft$ not a green thing re"ained# neither tree nor p)ant of the fie)d# thro!gh a)) the )and of 5g-pt. 1/ Then :haraoh ca))ed =oses and &aron in haste# and said# 'I have sinned against the (8R, -o!r God# and against -o!. 10 .o therefore# forgive "- sin# I pra- -o!# on)- this once# and entreat the (8R, -o!r God on)- to re"ove this death fro" "e.' 11 So he ent o!t fro" :haraoh# and entreated the (8R,. 13 &nd the (8R, t!rned a ver- strong est ind# hich )ifted the )oc!sts and drove the" into the Red Sea$ not a sing)e )oc!st as )eft in a)) the co!ntr- of 5g-pt. 24 B!t the (8R, hardened :haraoh>s heart# and he did not )et the chi)dren of Israe) go. 21 Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Stretch o!t -o!r hand to ard heaven that there "abe darkness over the )and of 5g-pt# a darkness to be fe)t.' 22 So =oses stretched o!t his hand to ard heaven# and there as thick darkness in a)) the )and of 5g-pt three da-s$ 2% the- did not see one another# nor did an- rise fro" his p)ace for three da-s$ b!t a)) the peop)e of Israe) had )ight here the- d e)t. 2* Then :haraoh ca))ed =oses# and said# 'Go# serve the (8R,$ -o!r chi)dren a)so "a- go ith -o!$ on)- )et -o!r f)ocks and -o!r herds re"ain behind.' 2+ B!t =oses said# ';o! "!st a)so )et !s have sacrifices and b!rnt offerings# that e "a- sacrifice to the (8R, o!r God. 2/ 8!r catt)e a)so "!st go ith !s$ not a hoof sha)) be )eft behind# for e "!st take of the" to serve the (8R, o!r God# and e do not kno ith hat e "!st serve the (8R, !nti) e arrive there.' 20 B!t the (8R, hardened :haraoh>s heart# and he o!)d not )et the" go. 21 Then :haraoh said to hi"# 'Get a a- fro" "e$ take heed to -o!rse)f$ never see "- face again$ for in the da-o! see "- face -o! sha)) die.' 23 =oses said# '&s -o! sa-A I i)) not see -o!r face again.' Chapter 11 1 The (8R, said to =oses# ';et one p)ag!e "ore I i)) bring !pon :haraoh and !pon 5g-pt$ after ards he i)) )et -o! go hence$ hen he )ets -o! go# he i)) drive -o! a aco"p)ete)-. 2 Speak no in the hearing of the peop)e# that the- ask# ever- "an of his neighbor and ever- o"an of her neighbor# Be e)r- of si)ver and of go)d.' % &nd the (8R, gave the peop)e favor in the sight of the 5g-ptians. =oreover# the "an =oses as ver- great in the )and of 5g-pt# in the sight of :haraoh>s servants and in the sight of the peop)e. * &nd =oses said# 'Th!s sa-s the (8R,6 &bo!t "idnight I i)) go forth in the "idst of 5g-pt$ + and a)) the first9born in the )and of 5g-pt sha)) die# fro" the first9born of :haraoh ho sits !pon his throne# even to the first9born of the "aidservant ho is behind the "i))$ and a)) the first9born of the catt)e. / &nd there sha)) be a great cr- thro!gho!t a)) the )and of 5g-pt# s!ch as there has never been# nor ever sha)) be again. 0 B!t against anof the peop)e of Israe)# either "an or beast# not a dog sha)) gro )$ that -o! "a- kno that the (8R, "akes a distinction bet een the 5g-ptians and Israe). 1 &nd a)) these -o!r servants sha)) co"e do n to "e# and bo do n to "e# sa-ing# >Get -o! o!t# and a)) the peop)e ho fo))o -o!.> &nd after that I i)) go o!t.' &nd he ent o!t fro" :haraoh in

hot anger. 3 Then the (8R, said to =oses# ':haraoh i)) not )isten to -o!$ that "onders "a- be "!)tip)ied in the )and of 5g-pt.' 14 =oses and &aron did a)) these onders before :haraoh$ and the (8R, hardened :haraoh>s heart# and he did not )et the peop)e of Israe) go o!t of his )and. Chapter 12 1 The (8R, said to =oses and &aron in the )and of 5g-pt# 2 'This "onth sha)) be for -o! the beginning of "onths$ it sha)) be the first "onth of the -ear for -o!. % Te)) a)) the congregation of Israe) that on the tenth da- of this "onth the- sha)) take ever- "an a )a"b according to their fathers> ho!ses# a )a"b for a ho!seho)d$ * and if the ho!seho)d is too s"a)) for a )a"b# then a "an and his neighbor ne7t to his ho!se sha)) take according to the n!"ber of persons$ according to hat each can eat -o! sha)) "ake -o!r co!nt for the )a"b. + ;o!r )a"b sha)) be itho!t b)e"ish# a "a)e a -ear o)d$ -o! sha)) take it fro" the sheep or fro" the goats$ / and -o! sha)) keep it !nti) the fo!rteenth da- of this "onth# hen the ho)e asse"b)- of the congregation of Israe) sha)) ki)) their )a"bs in the evening. 0 Then the- sha)) take so"e of the b)ood# and p!t it on the t o doorposts and the )inte) of the ho!ses in hich the- eat the". 1 The- sha)) eat the f)esh that night# roasted$ ith !n)eavened bread and bitter herbs the- sha)) eat it. 3 ,o not eat an- of it ra or boi)ed ith ater# b!t roasted# its head ith its )egs and its inner parts. 14 &nd -o! sha)) )et none of it re"ain !nti) the "orning# an-thing that re"ains !nti) the "orning -o! sha)) b!rn. 11 In this "anner -o! sha)) eat it6 -o!r )oins girded# -o!r sanda)s on -o!r feet# and -o!r staff in -o!r hand$ and -o! sha)) eat it in haste. It is the (8R,>s passover. 12 @or I i)) pass thro!gh the )and of 5g-pt that night# and I i)) s"ite a)) the first9born in the )and of 5g-pt# both "an and beast$ and on a)) the gods of 5g-pt I i)) e7ec!te B!dg"ents6 I a" the (8R,. 1% The b)ood sha)) be a sign for -o!# !pon the ho!ses here -o! are$ and hen I see the b)ood# I i)) pass over -o!# and no p)ag!e sha)) fa)) !pon -o! to destro- -o!# hen I s"ite the )and of 5g-pt. 1* 'This da- sha)) be for -o! a "e"oria) da-# and -o! sha)) keep it as a feast to the (8R,$ thro!gho!t -o!r generations -o! sha)) observe it as an ordinance for ever. 1+ Seven da-s -o! sha)) eat !n)eavened bread$ on the first da- -o! sha)) p!t a a- )eaven o!t of -o!r ho!ses# for if an- one eats hat is )eavened# fro" the first da- !nti) the seventh da-# that person sha)) be c!t off fro" Israe). 1/ 8n the first da- -o! sha)) ho)d a ho)asse"b)-# and on the seventh da- a ho)- asse"b)-$ no ork sha)) be done on those da-s$ b!t hat ever- one "!st eat# that on)- "a- be prepared b- -o!. 10 &nd -o! sha)) observe the feast of !n)eavened bread# for on this ver- da- I bro!ght -o!r hosts o!t of the )and of 5g-pt6 therefore -o! sha)) observe this da-# thro!gho!t -o!r generations# as an ordinance for ever. 11 In the first "onth# on the fo!rteenth da- of the "onth at evening# -o! sha)) eat !n)eavened bread# and so !nti) the t ent-9first da- of the "onth at evening. 13 @or seven da-s no )eaven sha)) be fo!nd in -o!r ho!ses$ for if an- one eats hat is )eavened# that person sha)) be c!t off fro" the congregation of Israe)# hether he is a soBo!rner or a

native of the )and. 24 ;o! sha)) eat nothing )eavened$ in a)) -o!r d e))ings -o! sha)) eat !n)eavened bread.' 21 Then =oses ca))ed a)) the e)ders of Israe)# and said to the"# 'Se)ect )a"bs for -o!rse)ves according to -o!r fa"i)ies# and ki)) the passover )a"b. 22 Take a b!nch of h-ssop and dip it in the b)ood hich is in the basin# and to!ch the )inte) and the t o doorposts ith the b)ood hich is in the basin$ and none of -o! sha)) go o!t of the door of his ho!se !nti) the "orning. 2% @or the (8R, i)) pass thro!gh to s)a- the 5g-ptians$ and hen he sees the b)ood on the )inte) and on the t o doorposts# the (8R, i)) pass over the door# and i)) not a))o the destro-er to enter -o!r ho!ses to s)a- -o!. 2* ;o! sha)) observe this rite as an ordinance for -o! and for -o!r sons for ever. 2+ &nd hen -o! co"e to the )and hich the (8R, i)) give -o!# as he has pro"ised# -o! sha)) keep this service. 2/ &nd hen -o!r chi)dren sa- to -o!# ><hat do -o! "ean b- this service?> 20 -o! sha)) sa-# >It is the sacrifice of the (8R,>s passover# for he passed over the ho!ses of the peop)e of Israe) in 5g-pt# hen he s)e the 5g-ptians b!t spared o!r ho!ses.>' &nd the peop)e bo ed their heads and orshiped. 21 Then the peop)e of Israe) ent and did so$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses and &aron# so the- did. 23 &t "idnight the (8R, s"ote a)) the first9born in the )and of 5g-pt# fro" the first9 born of :haraoh ho sat on his throne to the first9born of the captive ho as in the d!ngeon# and a)) the first9born of the catt)e. %4 &nd :haraoh rose !p in the night# he# and a)) his servants# and a)) the 5g-ptians$ and there as a great cr- in 5g-pt# for there as not a ho!se here one as not dead. %1 &nd he s!""oned =oses and &aron b- night# and said# 'Rise !p# go forth fro" a"ong "- peop)e# both -o! and the peop)e of Israe)$ and go# serve the (8R,# as -o! have said. %2 Take -o!r f)ocks and -o!r herds# as -o! have said# and be gone$ and b)ess "e a)soA' %% &nd the 5g-ptians ere !rgent ith the peop)e# to send the" o!t of the )and in haste$ for the- said# '<e are a)) dead "en.' %* So the peop)e took their do!gh before it as )eavened# their kneading bo )s being bo!nd !p in their "ant)es on their sho!)ders. %+ The peop)e of Israe) had a)so done as =oses to)d the"# for the- had asked of the 5g-ptians Be e)r- of si)ver and of go)d# and c)othing$ %/ and the (8R, had given the peop)e favor in the sight of the 5g-ptians# so that the- )et the" have hat the- asked. Th!s the- despoi)ed the 5g-ptians. %0 &nd the peop)e of Israe) Bo!rne-ed fro" Ra">eses to S!ccoth# abo!t si7 h!ndred tho!sand "en on foot# besides o"en and chi)dren. %1 & "i7ed "!)tit!de a)so ent !p ith the"# and ver- "an- catt)e# both f)ocks and herds. %3 &nd the- baked !n)eavened cakes of the do!gh hich the- had bro!ght o!t of 5g-pt# for it as not )eavened# beca!se

the- ere thr!st o!t of 5g-pt and co!)d not tarr-# neither had the- prepared for the"se)ves an- provisions. *4 The ti"e that the peop)e of Israe) d e)t in 5g-pt as fo!r h!ndred and thirt- -ears. *1 &nd at the end of fo!r h!ndred and thirt- -ears# on that ver- da-# a)) the hosts of the (8R, ent o!t fro" the )and of 5g-pt. *2 It as a night of atching b- the (8R,# to bring the" o!t of the )and of 5g-pt$ so this sa"e night is a night of atching kept to the (8R, b- a)) the peop)e of Israe) thro!gho!t their generations. *% &nd the (8R, said to =oses and &aron# 'This is the ordinance of the passover6 no foreigner sha)) eat of it$ ** b!t ever- s)ave that is bo!ght for "one- "a- eat of it after -o! have circ!"cised hi". *+ .o soBo!rner or hired servant "a- eat of it. */ In one ho!se sha)) it be eaten$ -o! sha)) not carr- forth an- of the f)esh o!tside the ho!se$ and -o! sha)) not break a bone of it. *0 &)) the congregation of Israe) sha)) keep it. *1 &nd hen a stranger sha)) soBo!rn ith -o! and o!)d keep the passover to the (8R,# )et a)) his "a)es be circ!"cised# then he "a- co"e near and keep it$ he sha)) be as a native of the )and. B!t no !ncirc!"cised person sha)) eat of it. *3 There sha)) be one )a for the native and for the stranger ho soBo!rns a"ong -o!.' +4 Th!s did a)) the peop)e of Israe)$ as the (8R, co""anded =oses and &aron# so thedid. +1 &nd on that ver- da- the (8R, bro!ght the peop)e of Israe) o!t of the )and of 5g-pt b- their hosts. Chapter 1% 1 The (8R, said to =oses# 2 'Consecrate to "e a)) the first9born$ hatever is the first to open the o"b a"ong the peop)e of Israe)# both of "an and of beast# is "ine.' % &nd =oses said to the peop)e# 'Re"e"ber this da-# in hich -o! ca"e o!t fro" 5g-pt# o!t of the ho!se of bondage# for b- strength of hand the (8R, bro!ght -o! o!t fro" this p)ace$ no )eavened bread sha)) be eaten. * This da- -o! are to go forth# in the "onth of &bib. + &nd hen the (8R, brings -o! into the )and of the Canaanites# the 2ittites# the &"orites# the 2ivites# and the Deb>!sites# hich he s ore to -o!r fathers to give -o!# a )and f)o ing ith "i)k and hone-# -o! sha)) keep this service in this "onth. / Seven da-s -o! sha)) eat !n)eavened bread# and on the seventh da- there sha)) be a feast to the (8R,. 0 Jn)eavened bread sha)) be eaten for seven da-s$ no )eavened bread sha)) be seen ith -o!# and no )eaven sha)) be seen ith -o! in a)) -o!r territor-. 1 &nd -o! sha)) te)) -o!r son on that da-# >It is beca!se of hat the (8R, did for "e hen I ca"e o!t of 5g-pt.> 3 &nd it sha)) be to -o! as a sign on -o!r hand and as a "e"oria) bet een -o!r e-es# that the )a of the (8R, "a- be in -o!r "o!th$ for ith a strong hand the (8R, has bro!ght -o! o!t of 5g-pt. 14 ;o! sha)) therefore keep this ordinance at its appointed ti"e fro" -ear to -ear.

11 '&nd hen the (8R, brings -o! into the )and of the Canaanites# as he s ore to -o! and -o!r fathers# and sha)) give it to -o!# 12 -o! sha)) set apart to the (8R, a)) that first opens the o"b. &)) the first)ings of -o!r catt)e that are "a)es sha)) be the (8R,>s. 1% 5ver- first)ing of an ass -o! sha)) redee" ith a )a"b# or if -o! i)) not redee" it -o! sha)) break its neck. 5ver- first9born of "an a"ong -o!r sons -o! sha)) redee". 1* &nd hen in ti"e to co"e -o!r son asks -o!# ><hat does this "ean?> -o! sha)) sa- to hi"# >Bstrength of hand the (8R, bro!ght !s o!t of 5g-pt# fro" the ho!se of bondage. 1+ @or hen :haraoh st!bborn)- ref!sed to )et !s go# the (8R, s)e a)) the first9born in the )and of 5g-pt# both the first9born of "an and the first9born of catt)e. Therefore I sacrifice to the (8R, a)) the "a)es that first open the o"b$ b!t a)) the first9born of "- sons I redee".> 1/ It sha)) be as a "ark on -o!r hand or front)ets bet een -o!r e-es$ for b- a strong hand the (8R, bro!ght !s o!t of 5g-pt.' 10 <hen :haraoh )et the peop)e go# God did not )ead the" b- a- of the )and of the :hi)istines# a)tho!gh that as near$ for God said# '(est the peop)e repent hen the- see ar# and ret!rn to 5g-pt.' 11 B!t God )ed the peop)e ro!nd b- the a- of the i)derness to ard the Red Sea. &nd the peop)e of Israe) ent !p o!t of the )and of 5g-pt eG!ipped for batt)e. 13 &nd =oses took the bones of Doseph ith hi"$ for Doseph had so)e"n)s orn the peop)e of Israe)# sa-ing# 'God i)) visit -o!$ then -o! "!st carr- "- bones ith -o! fro" here.' 24 &nd the- "oved on fro" S!ccoth# and enca"ped at 5tha"# on the edge of the i)derness. 21 &nd the (8R, ent before the" b- da- in a pi))ar of c)o!d to )ead the" a)ong the a-# and b- night in a pi))ar of fire to give the" )ight# that the- "ight trave) b- da- and b- night$ 22 the pi))ar of c)o!d b- da- and the pi))ar of fire b- night did not depart fro" before the peop)e. Chapter 1* 1 Then the (8R, said to =oses# 2 'Te)) the peop)e of Israe) to t!rn back and enca"p in front of :i9ha9hi>roth# bet een =igdo) and the sea# in front of Ba>a)9Ee>phon$ -o! sha)) enca"p over against it# b- the sea. % @or :haraoh i)) sa- of the peop)e of Israe)# >Theare entang)ed in the )and$ the i)derness has sh!t the" in.> * &nd I i)) harden :haraoh>s heart# and he i)) p!rs!e the" and I i)) get g)or- over :haraoh and a)) his host$ and the 5g-ptians sha)) kno that I a" the (8R,.' &nd the- did so. + <hen the king of 5g-pt as to)d that the peop)e had f)ed# the "ind of :haraoh and his servants as changed to ard the peop)e# and the- said# '<hat is this e have done# that e have )et Israe) go fro" serving !s?' / So he "ade read- his chariot and took his ar"ith hi"# 0 and took si7 h!ndred picked chariots and a)) the other chariots of 5g-pt ith officers over a)) of the". 1 &nd the (8R, hardened the heart of :haraoh king of 5g-pt and he p!rs!ed the peop)e of Israe) as the- ent forth defiant)-. 3 The 5g-ptians p!rs!ed the"# a)) :haraoh>s horses and chariots and his horse"en and his ar"-# and overtook the" enca"ped at the sea# b- :i9ha9hi>roth# in front of Ba>a)9Ee>phon.

14 <hen :haraoh dre near# the peop)e of Israe) )ifted !p their e-es# and beho)d# the 5g-ptians ere "arching after the"$ and the- ere in great fear. &nd the peop)e of Israe) cried o!t to the (8R,$ 11 and the- said to =oses# 'Is it beca!se there are no graves in 5g-pt that -o! have taken !s a a- to die in the i)derness? <hat have -o! done to !s# in bringing !s o!t of 5g-pt? 12 Is not this hat e said to -o! in 5g-pt# >(et !s a)one and )et !s serve the 5g-ptians>? @or it o!)d have been better for !s to serve the 5g-ptians than to die in the i)derness.' 1% &nd =oses said to the peop)e# '@ear not# stand fir"# and see the sa)vation of the (8R,# hich he i)) ork for -o! toda-$ for the 5g-ptians ho" -o! see toda-# -o! sha)) never see again. 1* The (8R, i)) fight for -o!# and -o! have on)- to be sti)).' 1+ The (8R, said to =oses# '<h- do -o! cr- to "e? Te)) the peop)e of Israe) to go for ard. 1/ (ift !p -o!r rod# and stretch o!t -o!r hand over the sea and divide it# that the peop)e of Israe) "a- go on dr- gro!nd thro!gh the sea. 10 &nd I i)) harden the hearts of the 5g-ptians so that the- sha)) go in after the"# and I i)) get g)or- over :haraoh and a)) his host# his chariots# and his horse"en. 11 &nd the 5g-ptians sha)) kno that I a" the (8R,# hen I have gotten g)or- over :haraoh# his chariots# and his horse"en.' 13 Then the ange) of God ho ent before the host of Israe) "oved and ent behind the"$ and the pi))ar of c)o!d "oved fro" before the" and stood behind the"# 24 co"ing bet een the host of 5g-pt and the host of Israe). &nd there as the c)o!d and the darkness$ and the night passed itho!t one co"ing near the other a)) night. 21 Then =oses stretched o!t his hand over the sea$ and the (8R, drove the sea back ba strong east ind a)) night# and "ade the sea dr- )and# and the aters ere divided. 22 &nd the peop)e of Israe) ent into the "idst of the sea on dr- gro!nd# the aters being a a)) to the" on their right hand and on their )eft. 2% The 5g-ptians p!rs!ed# and ent in after the" into the "idst of the sea# a)) :haraoh>s horses# his chariots# and his horse"en. 2* &nd in the "orning atch the (8R, in the pi))ar of fire and of c)o!d )ooked do n !pon the host of the 5g-ptians# and disco"fited the host of the 5g-ptians# 2+ c)ogging their chariot hee)s so that the- drove heavi)-$ and the 5g-ptians said# '(et !s f)ee fro" before Israe)$ for the (8R, fights for the" against the 5g-ptians.' 2/ Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Stretch o!t -o!r hand over the sea# that the ater "aco"e back !pon the 5g-ptians# !pon their chariots# and !pon their horse"en.' 20 So =oses stretched forth his hand over the sea# and the sea ret!rned to its onted f)o hen the "orning appeared$ and the 5g-ptians f)ed into it# and the (8R, ro!ted the 5g-ptians in the "idst of the sea. 21 The aters ret!rned and covered the chariots and the horse"en and a)) the host of :haraoh that had fo))o ed the" into the sea$ not so "!ch as one of the" re"ained. 23 B!t the peop)e of Israe) a)ked on dr- gro!nd thro!gh the sea# the aters being a a)) to the" on their right hand and on their )eft.

%4 Th!s the (8R, saved Israe) that da- fro" the hand of the 5g-ptians$ and Israe) sa the 5g-ptians dead !pon the seashore. %1 &nd Israe) sa the great ork hich the (8R, did against the 5g-ptians# and the peop)e feared the (8R,$ and the- be)ieved in the (8R, and in his servant =oses. Chapter 1+ 1 Then =oses and the peop)e of Israe) sang this song to the (8R,# sa-ing# 'I i)) sing to the (8R,# for he has tri!"phed g)orio!s)-$ the horse and his rider he has thro n into the sea. 2 The (8R, is "- strength and "- song# and he has beco"e "- sa)vation$ this is "- God# and I i)) praise hi"# "- father>s God# and I i)) e7a)t hi". % The (8R, is a "an of ar$ the (8R, is his na"e. * ':haraoh>s chariots and his host he cast into the sea$ and his picked officers are s!nk in the Red Sea. + The f)oods cover the"$ the- ent do n into the depths )ike a stone. / Th- right hand# 8 (8R,# g)orio!s in po er# thright hand# 8 (8R,# shatters the ene"-. 0 In the greatness of th- "aBest- tho! overthro est th- adversaries$ tho! sendest forth th- f!r-# it cons!"es the" )ike st!bb)e. 1 &t the b)ast of th- nostri)s the aters pi)ed !p# the f)oods stood !p in a heap$ the deeps congea)ed in the heart of the sea. 3 The ene"- said# >I i)) p!rs!e# I i)) overtake# I i)) divide the spoi)# "- desire sha)) have its fi)) of the". I i)) dra "- s ord# "- hand sha)) destro- the".> 14 Tho! didst b)o ith th- ind# the sea covered the"$ the- sank as )ead in the "ight- aters. 11 '<ho is )ike thee# 8 (8R,# a"ong the gods? <ho is )ike thee# "aBestic in ho)iness# terrib)e in g)orio!s deeds# doing onders? 12 Tho! didst stretch o!t th- right hand# the earth s a))o ed the". 1% 'Tho! hast )ed in th- steadfast )ove the peop)e ho" tho! hast redee"ed# tho! hast g!ided the" b- th- strength to thho)- abode. 1* The peop)es have heard# the- tre"b)e$ pangs have seiEed on the inhabitants of :hi)istia. 1+ .o are the chiefs of 5do" dis"a-ed$ the )eaders of =oab# tre"b)ing seiEes the"$ a)) the inhabitants of Canaan have "e)ted a a-. 1/ Terror and dread fa)) !pon the"$ beca!se of the greatness of th- ar"# the- are as sti)) as a stone# ti)) th- peop)e# 8 (8R,# pass b-# ti)) the peop)e pass b- ho" tho! hast p!rchased. 10 Tho! i)t bring the" in# and p)ant the" on th- o n "o!ntain# the p)ace# 8 (8R,# hich tho! hast "ade for th- abode# the sanct!ar-# (8R,# hich th- hands have estab)ished. 11 The (8R, i)) reign for ever and ever.' 13 @or hen the horses of :haraoh ith his chariots and his horse"en ent into the sea# the (8R, bro!ght back the aters of the sea !pon the"$ b!t the peop)e of Israe) a)ked on dr- gro!nd in the "idst of the sea. 24 Then =iria"# the prophetess# the sister of &aron# took a ti"bre) in her hand$ and a)) the o"en ent o!t after her ith ti"bre)s and dancing. 21 &nd =iria" sang to the"6 'Sing to the (8R,# for he has tri!"phed g)orio!s)-$ the horse and his rider he has thro n into the sea.' 22 Then =oses )ed Israe) on ard fro" the Red Sea# and the- ent into the i)derness of Sh!r$ the- ent three da-s in the i)derness and fo!nd no ater. 2% <hen the- ca"e to =arah# the- co!)d not drink the ater of =arah beca!se it as bitter$ therefore it as

na"ed =arah. 2* &nd the peop)e "!r"!red against =oses# sa-ing# '<hat sha)) e drink?' 2+ &nd he cried to the (8R,$ and the (8R, sho ed hi" a tree# and he thre it into the ater# and the ater beca"e s eet. There the (8R, "ade for the" a stat!te and an ordinance and there he proved the"# 2/ sa-ing# 'If -o! i)) di)igent)- hearken to the voice of the (8R, -o!r God# and do that hich is right in his e-es# and give heed to his co""and"ents and keep a)) his stat!tes# I i)) p!t none of the diseases !pon -o! hich I p!t !pon the 5g-ptians$ for I a" the (8R,# -o!r hea)er.' 20 Then the- ca"e to 5)i"# here there ere t e)ve springs of ater and sevent- pa)" trees$ and the- enca"ped there b- the ater. Chapter 1/ 1 The- set o!t fro" 5)i"# and a)) the congregation of the peop)e of Israe) ca"e to the i)derness of Sin# hich is bet een 5)i" and Sinai# on the fifteenth da- of the second "onth after the- had departed fro" the )and of 5g-pt. 2 &nd the ho)e congregation of the peop)e of Israe) "!r"!red against =oses and &aron in the i)derness# % and said to the"# '<o!)d that e had died b- the hand of the (8R, in the )and of 5g-pt# hen e sat b- the f)eshpots and ate bread to the f!))$ for -o! have bro!ght !s o!t into this i)derness to ki)) this ho)e asse"b)- ith h!nger.' * Then the (8R, said to =oses# 'Beho)d# I i)) rain bread fro" heaven for -o!$ and the peop)e sha)) go o!t and gather a da->s portion ever- da-# that I "a- prove the"# hether the- i)) a)k in "- )a or not. + 8n the si7th da-# hen the- prepare hat the- bring in# it i)) be t ice as "!ch as the- gather dai)-.' / So =oses and &aron said to a)) the peop)e of Israe)# '&t evening -o! sha)) kno that it as the (8R, ho bro!ght -o! o!t of the )and of 5g-pt# 0 and in the "orning -o! sha)) see the g)or- of the (8R,# beca!se he has heard -o!r "!r"!rings against the (8R,. @or hat are e# that -o! "!r"!r against !s?' 1 &nd =oses said# '<hen the (8R, gives -o! in the evening f)esh to eat and in the "orning bread to the f!))# beca!se the (8R, has heard -o!r "!r"!rings hich -o! "!r"!r against hi"99 hat are e? ;o!r "!r"!rings are not against !s b!t against the (8R,.' 3 &nd =oses said to &aron# 'Sa- to the ho)e congregation of the peop)e of Israe)# >Co"e near before the (8R,# for he has heard -o!r "!r"!rings.>' 14 &nd as &aron spoke to the ho)e congregation of the peop)e of Israe)# the- )ooked to ard the i)derness# and beho)d# the g)or- of the (8R, appeared in the c)o!d. 11 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 12 'I have heard the "!r"!rings of the peop)e of Israe)$ sa- to the"# >&t t i)ight -o! sha)) eat f)esh# and in the "orning -o! sha)) be fi))ed ith bread$ then -o! sha)) kno that I a" the (8R, -o!r God.>'

1% In the evening G!ai)s ca"e !p and covered the ca"p$ and in the "orning de )aro!nd abo!t the ca"p. 1* &nd hen the de had gone !p# there as on the face of the i)derness a fine# f)ake9)ike thing# fine as hoarfrost on the gro!nd. 1+ <hen the peop)e of Israe) sa it# the- said to one another# '<hat is it?' @or the- did not kno hat it as. &nd =oses said to the"# 'It is the bread hich the (8R, has given -o! to eat. 1/ This is hat the (8R, has co""anded6 >Gather of it# ever- "an of -o!# as "!ch as he can eat$ -o! sha)) take an o"er apiece# according to the n!"ber of the persons ho" each of -o! has in his tent.>' 10 &nd the peop)e of Israe) did so$ the- gathered# so"e "ore# so"e )ess. 11 B!t hen the- "eas!red it ith an o"er# he that gathered "!ch had nothing over# and he that gathered )itt)e had no )ack$ each gathered according to hat he co!)d eat. 13 &nd =oses said to the"# '(et no "an )eave an- of it ti)) the "orning.' 24 B!t the- did not )isten to =oses$ so"e )eft part of it ti)) the "orning# and it bred or"s and beca"e fo!)$ and =oses as angr- ith the". 21 =orning b- "orning the- gathered it# each as "!ch as he co!)d eat$ b!t hen the s!n gre hot# it "e)ted. 22 8n the si7th da- the- gathered t ice as "!ch bread# t o o"ers apiece$ and hen a)) the )eaders of the congregation ca"e and to)d =oses# 2% he said to the"# 'This is hat the (8R, has co""anded6 >To"orro is a da- of so)e"n rest# a ho)- sabbath to the (8R,$ bake hat -o! i)) bake and boi) hat -o! i)) boi)# and a)) that is )eft over )ab- to be kept ti)) the "orning.>' 2* So the- )aid it b- ti)) the "orning# as =oses bade the"$ and it did not beco"e fo!)# and there ere no or"s in it. 2+ =oses said# '5at it toda-# for toda- is a sabbath to the (8R,$ toda- -o! i)) not find it in the fie)d. 2/ Si7 da-s -o! sha)) gather it$ b!t on the seventh da-# hich is a sabbath# there i)) be none.' 20 8n the seventh da- so"e of the peop)e ent o!t to gather# and the- fo!nd none. 21 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# '2o )ong do -o! ref!se to keep "- co""and"ents and "- )a s? 23 SeeA The (8R, has given -o! the sabbath# therefore on the si7th da- he gives -o! bread for t o da-s$ re"ain ever- "an of -o! in his p)ace# )et no "an go o!t of his p)ace on the seventh da-.' %4 So the peop)e rested on the seventh da-. %1 .o the ho!se of Israe) ca))ed its na"e "anna$ it as )ike coriander seed# hite# and the taste of it as )ike afers "ade ith hone-. %2 &nd =oses said# 'This is hat the (8R, has co""anded6 >(et an o"er of it be kept thro!gho!t -o!r generations# that the"a- see the bread ith hich I fed -o! in the i)derness# hen I bro!ght -o! o!t of the )and of 5g-pt.>' %% &nd =oses said to &aron# 'Take a Bar# and p!t an o"er of "anna in it# and p)ace it before the (8R,# to be kept thro!gho!t -o!r generations.' %* &s the (8R, co""anded =oses# so &aron p)aced it before the testi"on-# to be kept. %+ &nd the peop)e of Israe) ate the "anna fort- -ears# ti)) the- ca"e to a habitab)e )and$ the- ate the "anna# ti)) the- ca"e to the border of the )and of Canaan. %/ H&n o"er is the tenth part of an ephah.I Chapter 10

1 &)) the congregation of the peop)e of Israe) "oved on fro" the i)derness of Sin bstages# according to the co""and"ent of the (8R,# and ca"ped at Reph>idi"$ b!t there as no ater for the peop)e to drink. 2 Therefore the peop)e fo!nd fa!)t ith =oses# and said# 'Give !s ater to drink.' &nd =oses said to the"# '<h- do -o! find fa!)t ith "e? <h- do -o! p!t the (8R, to the proof?' % B!t the peop)e thirsted there for ater# and the peop)e "!r"!red against =oses# and said# '<h- did -o! bring !s !p o!t of 5g-pt# to ki)) !s and o!r chi)dren and o!r catt)e ith thirst?' * So =oses cried to the (8R,# '<hat sha)) I do ith this peop)e? The- are a)"ost read- to stone "e.' + &nd the (8R, said to =oses# ':ass on before the peop)e# taking ith -o! so"e of the e)ders of Israe)$ and take in -o!r hand the rod ith hich -o! str!ck the .i)e# and go. / Beho)d# I i)) stand before -o! there on the rock at 2oreb$ and -o! sha)) strike the rock# and ater sha)) co"e o!t of it# that the peop)e "a- drink.' &nd =oses did so# in the sight of the e)ders of Israe). 0 &nd he ca))ed the na"e of the p)ace =assah and =er>ibah# beca!se of the fa!)tfinding of the chi)dren of Israe)# and beca!se the- p!t the (8R, to the proof b- sa-ing# 'Is the (8R, a"ong !s or not?' 1 Then ca"e &">a)ek and fo!ght ith Israe) at Reph>idi". 3 &nd =oses said to Dosh!a# 'Choose for !s "en# and go o!t# fight ith &">a)ek$ to"orro I i)) stand on the top of the hi)) ith the rod of God in "- hand.' 14 So Dosh!a did as =oses to)d hi"# and fo!ght ith &">a)ek$ and =oses# &aron# and 2!r ent !p to the top of the hi)). 11 <henever =oses he)d !p his hand# Israe) prevai)ed$ and henever he )o ered his hand# &">a)ek prevai)ed. 12 B!t =oses> hands gre ear-$ so the- took a stone and p!t it !nder hi"# and he sat !pon it# and &aron and 2!r he)d !p his hands# one on one side# and the other on the other side$ so his hands ere stead- !nti) the going do n of the s!n. 1% &nd Dosh!a "o ed do n &">a)ek and his peop)e ith the edge of the s ord. 1* &nd the (8R, said to =oses# '<rite this as a "e"oria) in a book and recite it in the ears of Dosh!a# that I i)) !tter)- b)ot o!t the re"e"brance of &">a)ek fro" !nder heaven.' 1+ &nd =oses b!i)t an a)tar and ca))ed the na"e of it# The (8R, is "- banner# 1/ sa-ing# '& hand !pon the banner of the (8R,A The (8R, i)) have ar ith &">a)ek fro" generation to generation.' Chapter 11 1 Dethro# the priest of =id>ian# =oses> father9in9)a # heard of a)) that God had done for =oses and for Israe) his peop)e# ho the (8R, had bro!ght Israe) o!t of 5g-pt. 2 .o Dethro# =oses> father9in9)a # had taken Cippo>rah# =oses> ife# after he had sent her a a-# % and her t o sons# of ho" the na"e of the one as Gersho" Hfor he said# 'I have been a soBo!rner in a foreign )and'I# * and the na"e of the other# 5)ie>Eer Hfor he said# 'The God of "- father as "- he)p# and de)ivered "e fro" the s ord of :haraoh'I. + &nd Dethro# =oses> father9in9)a # ca"e ith his sons and his ife to =oses in the i)derness here he as enca"ped at the "o!ntain of God. / &nd hen one to)d =oses# '(o# -o!r father9in9)a Dethro is co"ing to -o! ith -o!r ife and her t o sons ith her#' 0 =oses ent o!t to "eet his father9in9)a # and did obeisance and kissed hi"$ and

the- asked each other of their e)fare# and ent into the tent. 1 Then =oses to)d his father9in9)a a)) that the (8R, had done to :haraoh and to the 5g-ptians for Israe)>s sake# a)) the hardship that had co"e !pon the" in the a-# and ho the (8R, had de)ivered the". 3 &nd Dethro reBoiced for a)) the good hich the (8R, had done to Israe)# in that he had de)ivered the" o!t of the hand of the 5g-ptians. 14 &nd Dethro said# 'B)essed be the (8R,# ho has de)ivered -o! o!t of the hand of the 5g-ptians and o!t of the hand of :haraoh. 11 .o I kno that the (8R, is greater than a)) gods# beca!se he de)ivered the peop)e fro" !nder the hand of the 5g-ptians# hen the- dea)t arrogant)- ith the".' 12 &nd Dethro# =oses> father9in9)a # offered a b!rnt offering and sacrifices to God$ and &aron ca"e ith a)) the e)ders of Israe) to eat bread ith =oses> father9in9)a before God. 1% 8n the "orro =oses sat to B!dge the peop)e# and the peop)e stood abo!t =oses fro" "orning ti)) evening. 1* <hen =oses> father9in9)a sa a)) that he as doing for the peop)e# he said# '<hat is this that -o! are doing for the peop)e? <h- do -o! sit a)one# and a)) the peop)e stand abo!t -o! fro" "orning ti)) evening?' 1+ &nd =oses said to his father9in9)a # 'Beca!se the peop)e co"e to "e to inG!ire of God$ 1/ hen the- have a disp!te# the- co"e to "e and I decide bet een a "an and his neighbor# and I "ake the" kno the stat!tes of God and his decisions.' 10 =oses> father9in9)a said to hi"# '<hat -o! are doing is not good. 11 ;o! and the peop)e ith -o! i)) ear -o!rse)ves o!t# for the thing is too heav- for -o!$ -o! are not ab)e to perfor" it a)one. 13 (isten no to "voice$ I i)) give -o! co!nse)# and God be ith -o!A ;o! sha)) represent the peop)e before God# and bring their cases to God$ 24 and -o! sha)) teach the" the stat!tes and the decisions# and "ake the" kno the a- in hich the- "!st a)k and hat the- "!st do. 21 =oreover choose ab)e "en fro" a)) the peop)e# s!ch as fear God# "en ho are tr!st orth- and ho hate a bribe$ and p)ace s!ch "en over the peop)e as r!)ers of tho!sands# of h!ndreds# of fifties# and of tens. 22 &nd )et the" B!dge the peop)e at a)) ti"es$ ever- great "atter the- sha)) bring to -o!# b!t an- s"a)) "atter the- sha)) decide the"se)ves$ so it i)) be easier for -o!# and the- i)) bear the b!rden ith -o!. 2% If -o! do this# and God so co""ands -o!# then -o! i)) be ab)e to end!re# and a)) this peop)e a)so i)) go to their p)ace in peace.' 2* So =oses gave heed to the voice of his father9in9)a and did a)) that he had said. 2+ =oses chose ab)e "en o!t of a)) Israe)# and "ade the" heads over the peop)e# r!)ers of tho!sands# of h!ndreds# of fifties# and of tens. 2/ &nd the- B!dged the peop)e at a)) ti"es$ hard cases the- bro!ght to =oses# b!t an- s"a)) "atter the- decided the"se)ves. 20 Then =oses )et his father9in9)a depart# and he ent his a- to his o n co!ntr-. Chapter 13 1 8n the third ne "oon after the peop)e of Israe) had gone forth o!t of the )and of 5g-pt# on that da- the- ca"e into the i)derness of Sinai. 2 &nd hen the- set o!t fro"

Reph>idi" and ca"e into the i)derness of Sinai# the- enca"ped in the i)derness$ and there Israe) enca"ped before the "o!ntain. % &nd =oses ent !p to God# and the (8R, ca))ed to hi" o!t of the "o!ntain# sa-ing# 'Th!s -o! sha)) sa- to the ho!se of Dacob# and te)) the peop)e of Israe)6 * ;o! have seen hat I did to the 5g-ptians# and ho I bore -o! on eag)es> ings and bro!ght -o! to "-se)f. + .o therefore# if -o! i)) obe- "- voice and keep "- covenant# -o! sha)) be "- o n possession a"ong a)) peop)es$ for a)) the earth is "ine# / and -o! sha)) be to "e a kingdo" of priests and a ho)- nation. These are the ords hich -o! sha)) speak to the chi)dren of Israe).' 0 So =oses ca"e and ca))ed the e)ders of the peop)e# and set before the" a)) these ords hich the (8R, had co""anded hi". 1 &nd a)) the peop)e ans ered together and said# '&)) that the (8R, has spoken e i)) do.' &nd =oses reported the ords of the peop)e to the (8R,. 3 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# '(o# I a" co"ing to -o! in a thick c)o!d# that the peop)e "a- hear hen I speak ith -o!# and "a- a)so be)ieve -o! for ever.' Then =oses to)d the ords of the peop)e to the (8R,. 14 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'Go to the peop)e and consecrate the" toda- and to"orro # and )et the" ash their gar"ents# 11 and be read- b- the third da-$ for on the third da- the (8R, i)) co"e do n !pon =o!nt Sinai in the sight of a)) the peop)e. 12 &nd -o! sha)) set bo!nds for the peop)e ro!nd abo!t# sa-ing# >Take heed that -o! do not go !p into the "o!ntain or to!ch the border of it$ hoever to!ches the "o!ntain sha)) be p!t to death$ 1% no hand sha)) to!ch hi"# b!t he sha)) be stoned or shot$ hether beast or "an# he sha)) not )ive.> <hen the tr!"pet so!nds a )ong b)ast# the- sha)) co"e !p to the "o!ntain.' 1* So =oses ent do n fro" the "o!ntain to the peop)e# and consecrated the peop)e$ and the- ashed their gar"ents. 1+ &nd he said to the peop)e# 'Be read- b- the third da-$ do not go near a o"an.' 1/ 8n the "orning of the third da- there ere th!nders and )ightnings# and a thick c)o!d !pon the "o!ntain# and a ver- )o!d tr!"pet b)ast# so that a)) the peop)e ho ere in the ca"p tre"b)ed. 10 Then =oses bro!ght the peop)e o!t of the ca"p to "eet God$ and the- took their stand at the foot of the "o!ntain. 11 &nd =o!nt Sinai as rapped in s"oke# beca!se the (8R, descended !pon it in fire$ and the s"oke of it ent !p )ike the s"oke of a ki)n# and the ho)e "o!ntain G!aked great)-. 13 &nd as the so!nd of the tr!"pet gre )o!der and )o!der# =oses spoke# and God ans ered hi" in th!nder. 24 &nd the (8R, ca"e do n !pon =o!nt Sinai# to the top of the "o!ntain$ and the (8R, ca))ed =oses to the top of the "o!ntain# and =oses ent !p. 21 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'Go do n and arn the peop)e# )est the- break thro!gh to the (8R, to gaEe and "an- of the" perish. 22 &nd a)so )et the priests ho co"e near to the (8R, consecrate the"se)ves# )est the (8R, break o!t !pon the".' 2% &nd =oses said to the (8R,# 'The peop)e cannot co"e !p to =o!nt Sinai$ for tho! th-se)f didst charge !s# sa-ing# >Set bo!nds abo!t the "o!ntain# and consecrate it.>' 2* &nd the (8R, said to hi"# 'Go do n# and co"e !p bringing &aron ith -o!$ b!t do not )et the priests and the peop)e

break thro!gh to co"e !p to the (8R,# )est he break o!t against the".' 2+ So =oses ent do n to the peop)e and to)d the". Chapter 24 1 &nd God spoke a)) these ords# sa-ing# 2 'I a" the (8R, -o!r God# ho bro!ght -o! o!t of the )and of 5g-pt# o!t of the ho!se of bondage. % ';o! sha)) have no other gods before "e. * ';o! sha)) not "ake for -o!rse)f a graven i"age# or an- )ikeness of an-thing that is in heaven above# or that is in the earth beneath# or that is in the ater !nder the earth$ + -o! sha)) not bo do n to the" or serve the"$ for I the (8R, -o!r God a" a Bea)o!s God# visiting the iniG!it- of the fathers !pon the chi)dren to the third and the fo!rth generation of those ho hate "e# / b!t sho ing steadfast )ove to tho!sands of those ho )ove "e and keep "- co""and"ents. 0 ';o! sha)) not take the na"e of the (8R, -o!r God in vain$ for the (8R, i)) not ho)d hi" g!i)t)ess ho takes his na"e in vain. 1 'Re"e"ber the sabbath da-# to keep it ho)-. 3 Si7 da-s -o! sha)) )abor# and do a)) -o!r ork$ 14 b!t the seventh da- is a sabbath to the (8R, -o!r God$ in it -o! sha)) not do an- ork# -o!# or -o!r son# or -o!r da!ghter# -o!r "anservant# or -o!r "aidservant# or -o!r catt)e# or the soBo!rner ho is ithin -o!r gates$ 11 for in si7 da-s the (8R, "ade heaven and earth# the sea# and a)) that is in the"# and rested the seventh da-$ therefore the (8R, b)essed the sabbath da- and ha))o ed it. 12 '2onor -o!r father and -o!r "other# that -o!r da-s "a- be )ong in the )and hich the (8R, -o!r God gives -o!. 1% ';o! sha)) not ki)). 1* ';o! sha)) not co""it ad!)ter-. 1+ ';o! sha)) not stea).

1/ ';o! sha)) not bear fa)se itness against -o!r neighbor. 10 ';o! sha)) not covet -o!r neighbor>s ho!se$ -o! sha)) not covet -o!r neighbor>s ife# or his "anservant# or his "aidservant# or his o7# or his ass# or an-thing that is -o!r neighbor>s.' 11 .o hen a)) the peop)e perceived the th!nderings and the )ightnings and the so!nd of the tr!"pet and the "o!ntain s"oking# the peop)e ere afraid and tre"b)ed$ and thestood afar off# 13 and said to =oses# ';o! speak to !s# and e i)) hear$ b!t )et not God speak to !s# )est e die.' 24 &nd =oses said to the peop)e# ',o not fear$ for God has co"e to prove -o!# and that the fear of hi" "a- be before -o!r e-es# that -o! "a- not sin.' 21 &nd the peop)e stood afar off# hi)e =oses dre near to the thick darkness here God as. 22 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'Th!s -o! sha)) sa- to the peop)e of Israe)6 >;o! have seen for -o!rse)ves that I have ta)ked ith -o! fro" heaven. 2% ;o! sha)) not "ake gods of si)ver to be ith "e# nor sha)) -o! "ake for -o!rse)ves gods of go)d. 2* &n a)tar of earth -o! sha)) "ake for "e and sacrifice on it -o!r b!rnt offerings and -o!r peace offerings# -o!r sheep and -o!r o7en$ in ever- p)ace here I ca!se "- na"e to be re"e"bered I i)) co"e to -o! and b)ess -o!. 2+ &nd if -o! "ake "e an a)tar of stone# -o! sha)) not b!i)d it of he n stones$ for if -o! ie)d -o!r too) !pon it -o! profane it. 2/ &nd -o! sha)) not go !p b- steps to "- a)tar# that -o!r nakedness be not e7posed on it.> Chapter 21 1 '.o these are the ordinances hich -o! sha)) set before the". 2 <hen -o! b!- a 2ebre s)ave# he sha)) serve si7 -ears# and in the seventh he sha)) go o!t free# for nothing. % If he co"es in sing)e# he sha)) go o!t sing)e$ if he co"es in "arried# then his ife sha)) go o!t ith hi". * If his "aster gives hi" a ife and she bears hi" sons or da!ghters# the ife and her chi)dren sha)) be her "aster>s and he sha)) go o!t a)one. + B!t if the s)ave p)ain)- sa-s# >I )ove "- "aster# "- ife# and "- chi)dren$ I i)) not go o!t free#> / then his "aster sha)) bring hi" to God# and he sha)) bring hi" to the door or the doorpost$ and his "aster sha)) bore his ear thro!gh ith an a )$ and he sha)) serve hi" for )ife. 0 '<hen a "an se))s his da!ghter as a s)ave# she sha)) not go o!t as the "a)e s)aves do. 1 If she does not p)ease her "aster# ho has designated her for hi"se)f# then he sha)) )et her be redee"ed$ he sha)) have no right to se)) her to a foreign peop)e# since he has dea)t faith)ess)- ith her. 3 If he designates her for his son# he sha)) dea) ith her as ith a da!ghter. 14 If he takes another ife to hi"se)f# he sha)) not di"inish her food# her

c)othing# or her "arita) rights. 11 &nd if he does not do these three things for her# she sha)) go o!t for nothing# itho!t pa-"ent of "one-. 12 '<hoever strikes a "an so that he dies sha)) be p!t to death. 1% B!t if he did not )ie in ait for hi"# b!t God )et hi" fa)) into his hand# then I i)) appoint for -o! a p)ace to hich he "a- f)ee. 1* B!t if a "an i))f!))- attacks another to ki)) hi" treachero!s)-# -o! sha)) take hi" fro" "- a)tar# that he "a- die. 1+ '<hoever strikes his father or his "other sha)) be p!t to death. 1/ '<hoever stea)s a "an# hether he se))s hi" or is fo!nd in possession of hi"# sha)) be p!t to death. 10 '<hoever c!rses his father or his "other sha)) be p!t to death. 11 '<hen "en G!arre) and one strikes the other ith a stone or ith his fist and the "an does not die b!t keeps his bed# 13 then if the "an rises again and a)ks abroad ith his staff# he that str!ck hi" sha)) be c)ear$ on)- he sha)) pa- for the )oss of his ti"e# and sha)) have hi" thoro!gh)- hea)ed. 24 '<hen a "an strikes his s)ave# "a)e or fe"a)e# ith a rod and the s)ave dies !nder his hand# he sha)) be p!nished. 21 B!t if the s)ave s!rvives a da- or t o# he is not to be p!nished$ for the s)ave is his "one-. 22 '<hen "en strive together# and h!rt a o"an ith chi)d# so that there is a "iscarriage# and -et no har" fo))o s# the one ho h!rt her sha)) be fined# according as the o"an>s h!sband sha)) )a- !pon hi"$ and he sha)) pa- as the B!dges deter"ine. 2% If an- har" fo))o s# then -o! sha)) give )ife for )ife# 2* e-e for e-e# tooth for tooth# hand for hand# foot for foot# 2+ b!rn for b!rn# o!nd for o!nd# stripe for stripe. 2/ '<hen a "an strikes the e-e of his s)ave# "a)e or fe"a)e# and destro-s it# he sha)) )et the s)ave go free for the e-e>s sake. 20 If he knocks o!t the tooth of his s)ave# "a)e or fe"a)e# he sha)) )et the s)ave go free for the tooth>s sake. 21 '<hen an o7 gores a "an or a o"an to death# the o7 sha)) be stoned# and its f)esh sha)) not be eaten$ b!t the o ner of the o7 sha)) be c)ear. 23 B!t if the o7 has been acc!sto"ed to gore in the past# and its o ner has been arned b!t has not kept it in# and

it ki))s a "an or a o"an# the o7 sha)) be stoned# and its o ner a)so sha)) be p!t to death. %4 If a ranso" is )aid on hi"# then he sha)) give for the rede"ption of his )ife hatever is )aid !pon hi". %1 If it gores a "an>s son or da!ghter# he sha)) be dea)t ith according to this sa"e r!)e. %2 If the o7 gores a s)ave# "a)e or fe"a)e# the o ner sha)) give to their "aster thirt- sheke)s of si)ver# and the o7 sha)) be stoned. %% '<hen a "an )eaves a pit open# or hen a "an digs a pit and does not cover it# and an o7 or an ass fa))s into it# %* the o ner of the pit sha)) "ake it good$ he sha)) give "oneto its o ner# and the dead beast sha)) be his. %+ '<hen one "an>s o7 h!rts another>s# so that it dies# then the- sha)) se)) the )ive o7 and divide the price of it$ and the dead beast a)so the- sha)) divide. %/ 8r if it is kno n that the o7 has been acc!sto"ed to gore in the past# and its o ner has not kept it in# he sha)) pa- o7 for o7# and the dead beast sha)) be his. Chapter 22 1 'If a "an stea)s an o7 or a sheep# and ki))s it or se))s it# he sha)) pa- five o7en for an o7# and fo!r sheep for a sheep. 2e sha)) "ake restit!tion$ if he has nothing# then he sha)) be so)d for his theft. 2 If the sto)en beast is fo!nd a)ive in his possession# hether it is an o7 or an ass or a sheep# he sha)) pa- do!b)e. % 'If a thief is fo!nd breaking in# and is str!ck so that he dies# there sha)) be no b)oodg!i)t for hi"$ * b!t if the s!n has risen !pon hi"# there sha)) be b)oodg!i)t for hi". + '<hen a "an ca!ses a fie)d or vine-ard to be graEed over# or )ets his beast )oose and it feeds in another "an>s fie)d# he sha)) "ake restit!tion fro" the best in his o n fie)d and in his o n vine-ard. / '<hen fire breaks o!t and catches in thorns so that the stacked grain or the standing grain or the fie)d is cons!"ed# he that kind)ed the fire sha)) "ake f!)) restit!tion. 0 'If a "an de)ivers to his neighbor "one- or goods to keep# and it is sto)en o!t of the "an>s ho!se# then# if the thief is fo!nd# he sha)) pa- do!b)e. 1 If the thief is not fo!nd# the o ner of the ho!se sha)) co"e near to God# to sho hether or not he has p!t his hand to his neighbor>s goods. 3 '@or ever- breach of tr!st# hether it is for o7# for ass# for sheep# for c)othing# or for an- kind of )ost thing# of hich one sa-s# >This is it#> the case of both parties sha)) co"e before God$ he ho" God sha)) conde"n sha)) pa- do!b)e to his neighbor.

14 'If a "an de)ivers to his neighbor an ass or an o7 or a sheep or an- beast to keep# and it dies or is h!rt or is driven a a-# itho!t an- one seeing it# 11 an oath b- the (8R, sha)) be bet een the" both to see hether he has not p!t his hand to his neighbor>s propert-$ and the o ner sha)) accept the oath# and he sha)) not "ake restit!tion. 12 B!t if it is sto)en fro" hi"# he sha)) "ake restit!tion to its o ner. 1% If it is torn b- beasts# )et hi" bring it as evidence$ he sha)) not "ake restit!tion for hat has been torn. 1* 'If a "an borro s an-thing of his neighbor# and it is h!rt or dies# the o ner not being ith it# he sha)) "ake f!)) restit!tion. 1+ If the o ner as ith it# he sha)) not "ake restit!tion$ if it as hired# it ca"e for its hire. 1/ 'If a "an sed!ces a virgin ho is not betrothed# and )ies ith her# he sha)) give the "arriage present for her# and "ake her his ife. 10 If her father !tter)- ref!ses to give her to hi"# he sha)) pa- "one- eG!iva)ent to the "arriage present for virgins. 11 ';o! sha)) not per"it a sorceress to )ive. 13 '<hoever )ies ith a beast sha)) be p!t to death. 24 '<hoever sacrifices to an- god# save to the (8R, on)-# sha)) be !tter)- destro-ed. 21 ';o! sha)) not rong a stranger or oppress hi"# for -o! ere strangers in the )and of 5g-pt. 22 ;o! sha)) not aff)ict an- ido or orphan. 2% If -o! do aff)ict the"# and thecr- o!t to "e# I i)) s!re)- hear their cr-$ 2* and "- rath i)) b!rn# and I i)) ki)) -o! ith the s ord# and -o!r ives sha)) beco"e ido s and -o!r chi)dren father)ess. 2+ 'If -o! )end "one- to an- of "- peop)e ith -o! ho is poor# -o! sha)) not be to hi" as a creditor# and -o! sha)) not e7act interest fro" hi". 2/ If ever -o! take -o!r neighbor>s gar"ent in p)edge# -o! sha)) restore it to hi" before the s!n goes do n$ 20 for that is his on)- covering# it is his "ant)e for his bod-$ in hat e)se sha)) he s)eep? &nd if he cries to "e# I i)) hear# for I a" co"passionate. 21 ';o! sha)) not revi)e God# nor c!rse a r!)er of -o!r peop)e.

23 ';o! sha)) not de)a- to offer fro" the f!)ness of -o!r harvest and fro" the o!tf)o of -o!r presses. 'The first9born of -o!r sons -o! sha)) give to "e. %4 ;o! sha)) do )ike ise ith -o!r o7en and ith -o!r sheep6 seven da-s it sha)) be ith its da"$ on the eighth da- -o! sha)) give it to "e. %1 ';o! sha)) be "en consecrated to "e$ therefore -o! sha)) not eat an- f)esh that is torn b- beasts in the fie)d$ -o! sha)) cast it to the dogs. Chapter 2% 1 ';o! sha)) not !tter a fa)se report. ;o! sha)) not Boin hands ith a icked "an# to be a "a)icio!s itness. 2 ;o! sha)) not fo))o a "!)tit!de to do evi)$ nor sha)) -o! bear itness in a s!it# t!rning aside after a "!)tit!de# so as to pervert B!stice$ % nor sha)) -o! be partia) to a poor "an in his s!it. * 'If -o! "eet -o!r ene"->s o7 or his ass going astra-# -o! sha)) bring it back to hi". + If -o! see the ass of one ho hates -o! )-ing !nder its b!rden# -o! sha)) refrain fro" )eaving hi" ith it# -o! sha)) he)p hi" to )ift it !p. / ';o! sha)) not pervert the B!stice d!e to -o!r poor in his s!it. 0 Feep far fro" a fa)se charge# and do not s)a- the innocent and righteo!s# for I i)) not acG!it the icked. 1 &nd -o! sha)) take no bribe# for a bribe b)inds the officia)s# and s!bverts the ca!se of those ho are in the right. 3 ';o! sha)) not oppress a stranger$ -o! kno the heart of a stranger# for -o! ere strangers in the )and of 5g-pt. 14 '@or si7 -ears -o! sha)) so -o!r )and and gather in its -ie)d$ 11 b!t the seventh -ear -o! sha)) )et it rest and )ie fa))o # that the poor of -o!r peop)e "a- eat$ and hat the)eave the i)d beasts "a- eat. ;o! sha)) do )ike ise ith -o!r vine-ard# and ith -o!r o)ive orchard. 12 'Si7 da-s -o! sha)) do -o!r ork# b!t on the seventh da- -o! sha)) rest$ that -o!r o7 and -o!r ass "a- have rest# and the son of -o!r bond"aid# and the a)ien# "a- be refreshed. 1% Take heed to a)) that I have said to -o!$ and "ake no "ention of the na"es of other gods# nor )et s!ch be heard o!t of -o!r "o!th. 1* 'Three ti"es in the -ear -o! sha)) keep a feast to "e. 1+ ;o! sha)) keep the feast of !n)eavened bread$ as I co""anded -o!# -o! sha)) eat !n)eavened bread for seven da-s at

the appointed ti"e in the "onth of &bib# for in it -o! ca"e o!t of 5g-pt. .one sha)) appear before "e e"pt-9handed. 1/ ;o! sha)) keep the feast of harvest# of the first fr!its of -o!r )abor# of hat -o! so in the fie)d. ;o! sha)) keep the feast of ingathering at the end of the -ear# hen -o! gather in fro" the fie)d the fr!it of -o!r )abor. 10 Three ti"es in the -ear sha)) a)) -o!r "a)es appear before the (ord G8,. 11 ';o! sha)) not offer the b)ood of "- sacrifice ith )eavened bread# or )et the fat of "feast re"ain !nti) the "orning. 13 'The first of the first fr!its of -o!r gro!nd -o! sha)) bring into the ho!se of the (8R, -o!r God. ';o! sha)) not boi) a kid in its "other>s "i)k. 24 'Beho)d# I send an ange) before -o!# to g!ard -o! on the a- and to bring -o! to the p)ace hich I have prepared. 21 Give heed to hi" and hearken to his voice# do not rebe) against hi"# for he i)) not pardon -o!r transgression$ for "- na"e is in hi". 22 'B!t if -o! hearken attentive)- to his voice and do a)) that I sa-# then I i)) be an ene"- to -o!r ene"ies and an adversar- to -o!r adversaries. 2% '<hen "- ange) goes before -o!# and brings -o! in to the &"orites# and the 2ittites# and the :er>iEEites# and the Canaanites# the 2ivites# and the Deb>!sites# and I b)ot the" o!t# 2* -o! sha)) not bo do n to their gods# nor serve the"# nor do according to their orks# b!t -o! sha)) !tter)- overthro the" and break their pi))ars in pieces. 2+ ;o! sha)) serve the (8R, -o!r God# and I i)) b)ess -o!r bread and -o!r ater$ and I i)) take sickness a a- fro" the "idst of -o!. 2/ .one sha)) cast her -o!ng or be barren in -o!r )and$ I i)) f!)fi) the n!"ber of -o!r da-s. 20 I i)) send "- terror before -o!# and i)) thro into conf!sion a)) the peop)e against ho" -o! sha)) co"e# and I i)) "ake a)) -o!r ene"ies t!rn their backs to -o!. 21 &nd I i)) send hornets before -o!# hich sha)) drive o!t 2ivite# Canaanite# and 2ittite fro" before -o!. 23 I i)) not drive the" o!t fro" before -o! in one -ear# )est the )and beco"e deso)ate and the i)d beasts "!)tip)- against -o!. %4 (itt)e b- )itt)e I i)) drive the" o!t fro" before -o!# !nti) -o! are increased and possess the )and. %1 &nd I i)) set -o!r bo!nds fro" the Red Sea to the sea of the :hi)istines# and fro" the i)derness to the 5!phra>tes$ for I i)) de)iver the inhabitants of the )and into -o!r hand# and -o! sha)) drive the" o!t before -o!. %2 ;o! sha)) "ake no covenant ith the" or ith their gods. %% The- sha)) not d e)) in -o!r )and# )est the"ake -o! sin against "e$ for if -o! serve their gods# it i)) s!re)- be a snare to -o!.' Chapter 2*

1 &nd he said to =oses# 'Co"e !p to the (8R,# -o! and &aron# .adab# and &bi>h!# and sevent- of the e)ders of Israe)# and orship afar off. 2 =oses a)one sha)) co"e near to the (8R,$ b!t the others sha)) not co"e near# and the peop)e sha)) not co"e !p ith hi".' % =oses ca"e and to)d the peop)e a)) the ords of the (8R, and a)) the ordinances$ and a)) the peop)e ans ered ith one voice# and said# '&)) the ords hich the (8R, has spoken e i)) do.' * &nd =oses rote a)) the ords of the (8R,. &nd he rose ear)- in the "orning# and b!i)t an a)tar at the foot of the "o!ntain# and t e)ve pi))ars# according to the t e)ve tribes of Israe). + &nd he sent -o!ng "en of the peop)e of Israe)# ho offered b!rnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of o7en to the (8R,. / &nd =oses took ha)f of the b)ood and p!t it in basins# and ha)f of the b)ood he thre against the a)tar. 0 Then he took the book of the covenant# and read it in the hearing of the peop)e$ and the- said# '&)) that the (8R, has spoken e i)) do# and e i)) be obedient.' 1 &nd =oses took the b)ood and thre it !pon the peop)e# and said# 'Beho)d the b)ood of the covenant hich the (8R, has "ade ith -o! in accordance ith a)) these ords.' 3 Then =oses and &aron# .adab# and &bi>h!# and sevent- of the e)ders of Israe) ent !p# 14 and the- sa the God of Israe)$ and there as !nder his feet as it ere a pave"ent of sapphire stone# )ike the ver- heaven for c)earness. 11 &nd he did not )a- his hand on the chief "en of the peop)e of Israe)$ the- behe)d God# and ate and drank. 12 The (8R, said to =oses# 'Co"e !p to "e on the "o!ntain# and ait there$ and I i)) give -o! the tab)es of stone# ith the )a and the co""and"ent# hich I have ritten for their instr!ction.' 1% So =oses rose ith his servant Dosh!a# and =oses ent !p into the "o!ntain of God. 1* &nd he said to the e)ders# 'Tarr- here for !s# !nti) e co"e to -o! again$ and# beho)d# &aron and 2!r are ith -o!$ hoever has a ca!se# )et hi" go to the".' 1+ Then =oses ent !p on the "o!ntain# and the c)o!d covered the "o!ntain. 1/ The g)or- of the (8R, sett)ed on =o!nt Sinai# and the c)o!d covered it si7 da-s$ and on the seventh da- he ca))ed to =oses o!t of the "idst of the c)o!d. 10 .o the appearance of the g)or- of the (8R, as )ike a devo!ring fire on the top of the "o!ntain in the sight of the peop)e of Israe). 11 &nd =oses entered the c)o!d# and ent !p on the "o!ntain. &nd =oses as on the "o!ntain fort- da-s and fort- nights. Chapter 2+ 1 The (8R, said to =oses# 2 'Speak to the peop)e of Israe)# that the- take for "e an offering$ fro" ever- "an hose heart "akes hi" i))ing -o! sha)) receive the offering for "e. % &nd this is the offering hich -o! sha)) receive fro" the"6 go)d# si)ver# and bronEe# * b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen# goats> hair# + tanned ra"s> skins# goatskins# acacia ood# / oi) for the )a"ps# spices for the anointing oi) and

for the fragrant incense# 0 on-7 stones# and stones for setting# for the ephod and for the breastpiece. 1 &nd )et the" "ake "e a sanct!ar-# that I "a- d e)) in their "idst. 3 &ccording to a)) that I sho -o! concerning the pattern of the tabernac)e# and of a)) its f!rnit!re# so -o! sha)) "ake it. 14 'The- sha)) "ake an ark of acacia ood$ t o c!bits and a ha)f sha)) be its )ength# a c!bit and a ha)f its breadth# and a c!bit and a ha)f its height. 11 &nd -o! sha)) over)a- it ith p!re go)d# ithin and itho!t sha)) -o! over)a- it# and -o! sha)) "ake !pon it a "o)ding of go)d ro!nd abo!t. 12 &nd -o! sha)) cast fo!r rings of go)d for it and p!t the" on its fo!r feet# t o rings on the one side of it# and t o rings on the other side of it. 1% ;o! sha)) "ake po)es of acacia ood# and over)a- the" ith go)d. 1* &nd -o! sha)) p!t the po)es into the rings on the sides of the ark# to carr- the ark b- the". 1+ The po)es sha)) re"ain in the rings of the ark$ the- sha)) not be taken fro" it. 1/ &nd -o! sha)) p!t into the ark the testi"on- hich I sha)) give -o!. 10 Then -o! sha)) "ake a "erc- seat of p!re go)d$ t o c!bits and a ha)f sha)) be its )ength# and a c!bit and a ha)f its breadth. 11 &nd -o! sha)) "ake t o cher!bi" of go)d$ of ha""ered ork sha)) -o! "ake the"# on the t o ends of the "erc- seat. 13 =ake one cher!b on the one end# and one cher!b on the other end$ of one piece ith the "erc- seat sha)) -o! "ake the cher!bi" on its t o ends. 24 The cher!bi" sha)) spread o!t their ings above# overshado ing the "erc- seat ith their ings# their faces one to another$ to ard the "erc- seat sha)) the faces of the cher!bi" be. 21 &nd -o! sha)) p!t the "erc- seat on the top of the ark$ and in the ark -o! sha)) p!t the testi"on- that I sha)) give -o!. 22 There I i)) "eet ith -o!# and fro" above the "erc- seat# fro" bet een the t o cher!bi" that are !pon the ark of the testi"on-# I i)) speak ith -o! of a)) that I i)) give -o! in co""and"ent for the peop)e of Israe). 2% '&nd -o! sha)) "ake a tab)e of acacia ood$ t o c!bits sha)) be its )ength# a c!bit its breadth# and a c!bit and a ha)f its height. 2* ;o! sha)) over)a- it ith p!re go)d# and "ake a "o)ding of go)d aro!nd it. 2+ &nd -o! sha)) "ake aro!nd it a fra"e a handbreadth ide# and a "o)ding of go)d aro!nd the fra"e. 2/ &nd -o! sha)) "ake for it fo!r rings of go)d# and fasten the rings to the fo!r corners at its fo!r )egs. 20 C)ose to the fra"e the rings sha)) )ie# as ho)ders for the po)es to carr- the tab)e. 21 ;o! sha)) "ake the po)es of acacia ood# and over)a- the" ith go)d# and the tab)e sha)) be carried ith these. 23 &nd -o! sha)) "ake its p)ates and dishes for incense# and its f)agons and bo )s ith hich to po!r )ibations$ of p!re go)d -o! sha)) "ake the". %4 &nd -o! sha)) set the bread of the :resence on the tab)e before "e a) a-s. %1 '&nd -o! sha)) "ake a )a"pstand of p!re go)d. The base and the shaft of the )a"pstand sha)) be "ade of ha""ered ork$ its c!ps# its capita)s# and its f)o ers sha)) be of one piece ith it$ %2 and there sha)) be si7 branches going o!t of its sides# three branches of the )a"pstand o!t of one side of it and three branches of the )a"pstand o!t of the other side of it$ %% three c!ps "ade )ike a)"onds# each ith capita) and f)o er# on one branch# and three c!ps "ade )ike a)"onds# each ith capita) and f)o er# on the other

branch99so for the si7 branches going o!t of the )a"pstand$ %* and on the )a"pstand itse)f fo!r c!ps "ade )ike a)"onds# ith their capita)s and f)o ers# %+ and a capita) of one piece ith it !nder each pair of the si7 branches going o!t fro" the )a"pstand. %/ Their capita)s and their branches sha)) be of one piece ith it# the ho)e of it one piece of ha""ered ork of p!re go)d. %0 &nd -o! sha)) "ake the seven )a"ps for it$ and the )a"ps sha)) be set !p so as to give )ight !pon the space in front of it. %1 Its sn!ffers and their tra-s sha)) be of p!re go)d. %3 8f a ta)ent of p!re go)d sha)) it be "ade# ith a)) these !tensi)s. *4 &nd see that -o! "ake the" after the pattern for the"# hich is being sho n -o! on the "o!ntain. Chapter 2/ 1 '=oreover -o! sha)) "ake the tabernac)e ith ten c!rtains of fine t ined )inen and b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff$ ith cher!bi" ski)f!))- orked sha)) -o! "ake the". 2 The )ength of each c!rtain sha)) be t ent-9eight c!bits# and the breadth of each c!rtain fo!r c!bits$ a)) the c!rtains sha)) have one "eas!re. % @ive c!rtains sha)) be co!p)ed to one another$ and the other five c!rtains sha)) be co!p)ed to one another. * &nd -o! sha)) "ake )oops of b)!e on the edge of the o!t"ost c!rtain in the first set$ and )ike ise -o! sha)) "ake )oops on the edge of the o!t"ost c!rtain in the second set. + @ift- )oops -o! sha)) "ake on the one c!rtain# and fift- )oops -o! sha)) "ake on the edge of the c!rtain that is in the second set$ the )oops sha)) be opposite one another. / &nd -o! sha)) "ake fiftc)asps of go)d# and co!p)e the c!rtains one to the other ith the c)asps# that the tabernac)e "a- be one ho)e. 0 ';o! sha)) a)so "ake c!rtains of goats> hair for a tent over the tabernac)e$ e)even c!rtains sha)) -o! "ake. 1 The )ength of each c!rtain sha)) be thirt- c!bits# and the breadth of each c!rtain fo!r c!bits$ the e)even c!rtains sha)) have the sa"e "eas!re. 3 &nd -o! sha)) co!p)e five c!rtains b- the"se)ves# and si7 c!rtains b- the"se)ves# and the si7th c!rtain -o! sha)) do!b)e over at the front of the tent. 14 &nd -o! sha)) "ake fift)oops on the edge of the c!rtain that is o!t"ost in one set# and fift- )oops on the edge of the c!rtain hich is o!t"ost in the second set. 11 '&nd -o! sha)) "ake fift- c)asps of bronEe# and p!t the c)asps into the )oops# and co!p)e the tent together that it "a- be one ho)e. 12 &nd the part that re"ains of the c!rtains of the tent# the ha)f c!rtain that re"ains# sha)) hang over the back of the tabernac)e. 1% &nd the c!bit on the one side# and the c!bit on the other side# of hat re"ains in the )ength of the c!rtains of the tent sha)) hang over the sides of the tabernac)e# on this side and that side# to cover it. 1* &nd -o! sha)) "ake for the tent a covering of tanned ra"s> skins and goatskins. 1+ '&nd -o! sha)) "ake !pright fra"es for the tabernac)e of acacia ood. 1/ Ten c!bits sha)) be the )ength of a fra"e# and a c!bit and a ha)f the breadth of each fra"e. 10 There sha)) be t o tenons in each fra"e# for fitting together$ so sha)) -o! do for a)) the fra"es

of the tabernac)e. 11 ;o! sha)) "ake the fra"es for the tabernac)e6 t ent- fra"es for the so!th side$ 13 and fort- bases of si)ver -o! sha)) "ake !nder the t ent- fra"es# t o bases !nder one fra"e for its t o tenons# and t o bases !nder another fra"e for its t o tenons$ 24 and for the second side of the tabernac)e# on the north side t ent- fra"es# 21 and their fort- bases of si)ver# t o bases !nder one fra"e# and t o bases !nder another fra"e$ 22 and for the rear of the tabernac)e est ard -o! sha)) "ake si7 fra"es. 2% &nd -o! sha)) "ake t o fra"es for corners of the tabernac)e in the rear$ 2* the- sha)) be separate beneath# b!t Boined at the top# at the first ring$ th!s sha)) it be ith both of the"$ the- sha)) for" the t o corners. 2+ &nd there sha)) be eight fra"es# ith their bases of si)ver# si7teen bases$ t o bases !nder one fra"e# and t o bases !nder another fra"e. 2/ '&nd -o! sha)) "ake bars of acacia ood# five for the fra"es of the one side of the tabernac)e# 20 and five bars for the fra"es of the other side of the tabernac)e# and five bars for the fra"es of the side of the tabernac)e at the rear est ard. 21 The "idd)e bar# ha)f a- !p the fra"es# sha)) pass thro!gh fro" end to end. 23 ;o! sha)) over)a- the fra"es ith go)d# and sha)) "ake their rings of go)d for ho)ders for the bars$ and -o! sha)) over)a- the bars ith go)d. %4 &nd -o! sha)) erect the tabernac)e according to the p)an for it hich has been sho n -o! on the "o!ntain. %1 '&nd -o! sha)) "ake a vei) of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen$ in ski))ed ork sha)) it be "ade# ith cher!bi"$ %2 and -o! sha)) hang it !pon fo!r pi))ars of acacia over)aid ith go)d# ith hooks of go)d# !pon fo!r bases of si)ver. %% &nd -o! sha)) hang the vei) fro" the c)asps# and bring the ark of the testi"on- in thither ithin the vei)$ and the vei) sha)) separate for -o! the ho)- p)ace fro" the "ost ho)-. %* ;o! sha)) p!t the "erc- seat !pon the ark of the testi"on- in the "ost ho)- p)ace. %+ &nd -o! sha)) set the tab)e o!tside the vei)# and the )a"pstand on the so!th side of the tabernac)e opposite the tab)e$ and -o! sha)) p!t the tab)e on the north side. %/ '&nd -o! sha)) "ake a screen for the door of the tent# of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen# e"broidered ith need)e ork. %0 &nd -o! sha)) "ake for the screen five pi))ars of acacia# and over)a- the" ith go)d$ their hooks sha)) be of go)d# and -o! sha)) cast five bases of bronEe for the". Chapter 20 1 ';o! sha)) "ake the a)tar of acacia ood# five c!bits )ong and five c!bits broad$ the a)tar sha)) be sG!are# and its height sha)) be three c!bits. 2 &nd -o! sha)) "ake horns for it on its fo!r corners$ its horns sha)) be of one piece ith it# and -o! sha)) over)a- it ith bronEe. % ;o! sha)) "ake pots for it to receive its ashes# and shove)s and basins and forks and firepans$ a)) its !tensi)s -o! sha)) "ake of bronEe. * ;o! sha)) a)so "ake for it a grating# a net ork of bronEe$ and !pon the net -o! sha)) "ake fo!r bronEe rings at its fo!r corners. + &nd -o! sha)) set it !nder the )edge of the a)tar so that the net sha)) e7tend ha)f a- do n the a)tar. / &nd -o! sha)) "ake po)es for the a)tar# po)es of acacia ood#

and over)a- the" ith bronEe$ 0 and the po)es sha)) be p!t thro!gh the rings# so that the po)es sha)) be !pon the t o sides of the a)tar# hen it is carried. 1 ;o! sha)) "ake it ho))o # ith boards$ as it has been sho n -o! on the "o!ntain# so sha)) it be "ade. 3 ';o! sha)) "ake the co!rt of the tabernac)e. 8n the so!th side the co!rt sha)) have hangings of fine t ined )inen a h!ndred c!bits )ong for one side$ 14 their pi))ars sha)) be t ent- and their bases t ent-# of bronEe# b!t the hooks of the pi))ars and their fi))ets sha)) be of si)ver. 11 &nd )ike ise for its )ength on the north side there sha)) be hangings a h!ndred c!bits )ong# their pi))ars t ent- and their bases t ent-# of bronEe# b!t the hooks of the pi))ars and their fi))ets sha)) be of si)ver. 12 &nd for the breadth of the co!rt on the est side there sha)) be hangings for fift- c!bits# ith ten pi))ars and ten bases. 1% The breadth of the co!rt on the front to the east sha)) be fift- c!bits. 1* The hangings for the one side of the gate sha)) be fifteen c!bits# ith three pi))ars and three bases. 1+ 8n the other side the hangings sha)) be fifteen c!bits# ith three pi))ars and three bases. 1/ @or the gate of the co!rt there sha)) be a screen t ent- c!bits )ong# of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen# e"broidered ith need)e ork$ it sha)) have fo!r pi))ars and ith the" fo!r bases. 10 &)) the pi))ars aro!nd the co!rt sha)) be fi))eted ith si)ver$ their hooks sha)) be of si)ver# and their bases of bronEe. 11 The )ength of the co!rt sha)) be a h!ndred c!bits# the breadth fift-# and the height five c!bits# ith hangings of fine t ined )inen and bases of bronEe. 13 &)) the !tensi)s of the tabernac)e for ever- !se# and a)) its pegs and a)) the pegs of the co!rt# sha)) be of bronEe. 24 '&nd -o! sha)) co""and the peop)e of Israe) that the- bring to -o! p!re beaten o)ive oi) for the )ight# that a )a"p "a- be set !p to b!rn contin!a))-. 21 In the tent of "eeting# o!tside the vei) hich is before the testi"on-# &aron and his sons sha)) tend it fro" evening to "orning before the (8R,. It sha)) be a stat!te for ever to be observed thro!gho!t their generations b- the peop)e of Israe). Chapter 21 1 'Then bring near to -o! &aron -o!r brother# and his sons ith hi"# fro" a"ong the peop)e of Israe)# to serve "e as priests99&aron and &aron>s sons# .adab and &bi>h!# 5)ea>Ear and Ith>a"ar. 2 &nd -o! sha)) "ake ho)- gar"ents for &aron -o!r brother# for g)or- and for bea!t-. % &nd -o! sha)) speak to a)) ho have abi)it-# ho" I have endo ed ith an ab)e "ind# that the- "ake &aron>s gar"ents to consecrate hi" for "priesthood. * These are the gar"ents hich the- sha)) "ake6 a breastpiece# an ephod# a robe# a coat of checker ork# a t!rban# and a gird)e$ the- sha)) "ake ho)- gar"ents for &aron -o!r brother and his sons to serve "e as priests. + 'The- sha)) receive go)d# b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# and fine t ined )inen. / &nd the- sha)) "ake the ephod of go)d# of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# and of fine t ined )inen# ski)f!))- orked. 0 It sha)) have t o sho!)der9pieces attached to its t o edges# that it "a- be Boined together. 1 &nd the ski)f!))- oven band !pon it# to gird it on# sha)) be

of the sa"e ork"anship and "ateria)s# of go)d# b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# and fine t ined )inen. 3 &nd -o! sha)) take t o on-7 stones# and engrave on the" the na"es of the sons of Israe)# 14 si7 of their na"es on the one stone# and the na"es of the re"aining si7 on the other stone# in the order of their birth. 11 &s a Be e)er engraves signets# so sha)) -o! engrave the t o stones ith the na"es of the sons of Israe)$ -o! sha)) enc)ose the" in settings of go)d fi)igree. 12 &nd -o! sha)) set the t o stones !pon the sho!)der9pieces of the ephod# as stones of re"e"brance for the sons of Israe)$ and &aron sha)) bear their na"es before the (8R, !pon his t o sho!)ders for re"e"brance. 1% &nd -o! sha)) "ake settings of go)d fi)igree# 1* and t o chains of p!re go)d# t isted )ike cords$ and -o! sha)) attach the corded chains to the settings. 1+ '&nd -o! sha)) "ake a breastpiece of B!dg"ent# in ski))ed ork$ )ike the ork of the ephod -o! sha)) "ake it$ of go)d# b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# and fine t ined )inen sha)) -o! "ake it. 1/ It sha)) be sG!are and do!b)e# a span its )ength and a span its breadth. 10 &nd -o! sha)) set in it fo!r ro s of stones. & ro of sardi!s# topaE# and carb!nc)e sha)) be the first ro $ 11 and the second ro an e"era)d# a sapphire# and a dia"ond$ 13 and the third ro a Bacinth# an agate# and an a"eth-st$ 24 and the fo!rth ro a ber-)# an on-7# and a Basper$ the- sha)) be set in go)d fi)igree. 21 There sha)) be t e)ve stones ith their na"es according to the na"es of the sons of Israe)$ the- sha)) be )ike signets# each engraved ith its na"e# for the t e)ve tribes. 22 &nd -o! sha)) "ake for the breastpiece t isted chains )ike cords# of p!re go)d$ 2% and -o! sha)) "ake for the breastpiece t o rings of go)d# and p!t the t o rings on the t o edges of the breastpiece. 2* &nd -o! sha)) p!t the t o cords of go)d in the t o rings at the edges of the breastpiece$ 2+ the t o ends of the t o cords -o! sha)) attach to the t o settings of fi)igree# and so attach it in front to the sho!)der9pieces of the ephod. 2/ &nd -o! sha)) "ake t o rings of go)d# and p!t the" at the t o ends of the breastpiece# on its inside edge ne7t to the ephod. 20 &nd -o! sha)) "ake t o rings of go)d# and attach the" in front to the )o er part of the t o sho!)der9pieces of the ephod# at its Boining above the ski)f!))oven band of the ephod. 21 &nd the- sha)) bind the breastpiece b- its rings to the rings of the ephod ith a )ace of b)!e# that it "a- )ie !pon the ski)f!))- oven band of the ephod# and that the breastpiece sha)) not co"e )oose fro" the ephod. 23 So &aron sha)) bear the na"es of the sons of Israe) in the breastpiece of B!dg"ent !pon his heart# hen he goes into the ho)- p)ace# to bring the" to contin!a) re"e"brance before the (8R,. %4 &nd in the breastpiece of B!dg"ent -o! sha)) p!t the Jri" and the Th!""i"# and the- sha)) be !pon &aron>s heart# hen he goes in before the (8R,$ th!s &aron sha)) bear the B!dg"ent of the peop)e of Israe) !pon his heart before the (8R, contin!a))-. %1 '&nd -o! sha)) "ake the robe of the ephod a)) of b)!e. %2 It sha)) have in it an opening for the head# ith a oven binding aro!nd the opening# )ike the opening in a gar"ent# that it "a- not be torn. %% 8n its skirts -o! sha)) "ake po"egranates of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# aro!nd its skirts# ith be))s of go)d bet een the"# %* a go)den be)) and a po"egranate# a go)den be)) and a po"egranate# ro!nd abo!t on the skirts of the robe. %+ &nd it sha)) be !pon &aron hen he "inisters# and its so!nd sha)) be heard hen he goes into the ho)- p)ace before the (8R,# and hen he co"es o!t# )est he die.

%/ '&nd -o! sha)) "ake a p)ate of p!re go)d# and engrave on it# )ike the engraving of a signet# >2o)- to the (8R,.> %0 &nd -o! sha)) fasten it on the t!rban b- a )ace of b)!e$ it sha)) be on the front of the t!rban. %1 It sha)) be !pon &aron>s forehead# and &aron sha)) take !pon hi"se)f an- g!i)t inc!rred in the ho)- offering hich the peop)e of Israe) ha))o as their ho)- gifts$ it sha)) a) a-s be !pon his forehead# that the- "a- be accepted before the (8R,. %3 '&nd -o! sha)) eave the coat in checker ork of fine )inen# and -o! sha)) "ake a t!rban of fine )inen# and -o! sha)) "ake a gird)e e"broidered ith need)e ork. *4 '&nd for &aron>s sons -o! sha)) "ake coats and gird)es and caps$ -o! sha)) "ake the" for g)or- and bea!t-. *1 &nd -o! sha)) p!t the" !pon &aron -o!r brother# and !pon his sons ith hi"# and sha)) anoint the" and ordain the" and consecrate the"# that the- "aserve "e as priests. *2 &nd -o! sha)) "ake for the" )inen breeches to cover their naked f)esh$ fro" the )oins to the thighs the- sha)) reach$ *% and the- sha)) be !pon &aron# and !pon his sons# hen the- go into the tent of "eeting# or hen the- co"e near the a)tar to "inister in the ho)- p)ace$ )est the- bring g!i)t !pon the"se)ves and die. This sha)) be a perpet!a) stat!te for hi" and for his descendants after hi". Chapter 23 1 '.o this is hat -o! sha)) do to the" to consecrate the"# that the- "a- serve "e as priests. Take one -o!ng b!)) and t o ra"s itho!t b)e"ish# 2 and !n)eavened bread# !n)eavened cakes "i7ed ith oi)# and !n)eavened afers spread ith oi). ;o! sha)) "ake the" of fine heat f)o!r. % &nd -o! sha)) p!t the" in one basket and bring the" in the basket# and bring the b!)) and the t o ra"s. * ;o! sha)) bring &aron and his sons to the door of the tent of "eeting# and ash the" ith ater. + &nd -o! sha)) take the gar"ents# and p!t on &aron the coat and the robe of the ephod# and the ephod# and the breastpiece# and gird hi" ith the ski)f!))- oven band of the ephod$ / and -o! sha)) set the t!rban on his head# and p!t the ho)- cro n !pon the t!rban. 0 &nd -o! sha)) take the anointing oi)# and po!r it on his head and anoint hi". 1 Then -o! sha)) bring his sons# and p!t coats on the"# 3 and -o! sha)) gird the" ith gird)es and bind caps on the"$ and the priesthood sha)) be theirs b- a perpet!a) stat!te. Th!s -o! sha)) ordain &aron and his sons. 14 'Then -o! sha)) bring the b!)) before the tent of "eeting. &aron and his sons sha)) )atheir hands !pon the head of the b!))# 11 and -o! sha)) ki)) the b!)) before the (8R,# at the door of the tent of "eeting# 12 and sha)) take part of the b)ood of the b!)) and p!t it !pon the horns of the a)tar ith -o!r finger# and the rest of the b)ood -o! sha)) po!r o!t at the base of the a)tar. 1% &nd -o! sha)) take a)) the fat that covers the entrai)s# and the appendage of the )iver# and the t o kidne-s ith the fat that is on the"# and b!rn the"

!pon the a)tar. 1* B!t the f)esh of the b!))# and its skin# and its d!ng# -o! sha)) b!rn ith fire o!tside the ca"p$ it is a sin offering. 1+ 'Then -o! sha)) take one of the ra"s# and &aron and his sons sha)) )a- their hands !pon the head of the ra"# 1/ and -o! sha)) s)a!ghter the ra"# and sha)) take its b)ood and thro it against the a)tar ro!nd abo!t. 10 Then -o! sha)) c!t the ra" into pieces# and ash its entrai)s and its )egs# and p!t the" ith its pieces and its head# 11 and b!rn the ho)e ra" !pon the a)tar$ it is a b!rnt offering to the (8R,$ it is a p)easing odor# an offering b- fire to the (8R,. 13 ';o! sha)) take the other ra"$ and &aron and his sons sha)) )a- their hands !pon the head of the ra"# 24 and -o! sha)) ki)) the ra"# and take part of its b)ood and p!t it !pon the tip of the right ear of &aron and !pon the tips of the right ears of his sons# and !pon the th!"bs of their right hands# and !pon the great toes of their right feet# and thro the rest of the b)ood against the a)tar ro!nd abo!t. 21 Then -o! sha)) take part of the b)ood that is on the a)tar# and of the anointing oi)# and sprink)e it !pon &aron and his gar"ents# and !pon his sons and his sons> gar"ents ith hi"$ and he and his gar"ents sha)) be ho)-# and his sons and his sons> gar"ents ith hi". 22 ';o! sha)) a)so take the fat of the ra"# and the fat tai)# and the fat that covers the entrai)s# and the appendage of the )iver# and the t o kidne-s ith the fat that is on the"# and the right thigh Hfor it is a ra" of ordinationI# 2% and one )oaf of bread# and one cake of bread ith oi)# and one afer# o!t of the basket of !n)eavened bread that is before the (8R,$ 2* and -o! sha)) p!t a)) these in the hands of &aron and in the hands of his sons# and ave the" for a ave offering before the (8R,. 2+ Then -o! sha)) take the" fro" their hands# and b!rn the" on the a)tar in addition to the b!rnt offering# as a p)easing odor before the (8R,$ it is an offering b- fire to the (8R,. 2/ '&nd -o! sha)) take the breast of the ra" of &aron>s ordination and ave it for a ave offering before the (8R,$ and it sha)) be -o!r portion. 20 &nd -o! sha)) consecrate the breast of the ave offering# and the thigh of the priests> portion# hich is aved# and hich is offered fro" the ra" of ordination# since it is for &aron and for his sons. 21 It sha)) be for &aron and his sons as a perpet!a) d!e fro" the peop)e of Israe)# for it is the priests> portion to be offered b- the peop)e of Israe) fro" their peace offerings$ it is their offering to the (8R,. 23 'The ho)- gar"ents of &aron sha)) be for his sons after hi"# to be anointed in the" and ordained in the". %4 The son ho is priest in his p)ace sha)) ear the" seven da-s# hen he co"es into the tent of "eeting to "inister in the ho)- p)ace.

%1 ';o! sha)) take the ra" of ordination# and boi) its f)esh in a ho)- p)ace$ %2 and &aron and his sons sha)) eat the f)esh of the ra" and the bread that is in the basket# at the door of the tent of "eeting. %% The- sha)) eat those things ith hich atone"ent as "ade# to ordain and consecrate the"# b!t an o!tsider sha)) not eat of the"# beca!se the- are ho)-. %* &nd if an- of the f)esh for the ordination# or of the bread# re"ain !nti) the "orning# then -o! sha)) b!rn the re"ainder ith fire$ it sha)) not be eaten# beca!se it is ho)-. %+ 'Th!s -o! sha)) do to &aron and to his sons# according to a)) that I have co""anded -o!$ thro!gh seven da-s sha)) -o! ordain the"# %/ and ever- da- -o! sha)) offer a b!)) as a sin offering for atone"ent. &)so -o! sha)) offer a sin offering for the a)tar# hen -o! "ake atone"ent for it# and sha)) anoint it# to consecrate it. %0 Seven da-s -o! sha)) "ake atone"ent for the a)tar# and consecrate it# and the a)tar sha)) be "ost ho)-$ hatever to!ches the a)tar sha)) beco"e ho)-. %1 '.o this is hat -o! sha)) offer !pon the a)tar6 t o )a"bs a -ear o)d da- b- dacontin!a))-. %3 8ne )a"b -o! sha)) offer in the "orning# and the other )a"b -o! sha)) offer in the evening$ *4 and ith the first )a"b a tenth "eas!re of fine f)o!r "ing)ed ith a fo!rth of a hin of beaten oi)# and a fo!rth of a hin of ine for a )ibation. *1 &nd the other )a"b -o! sha)) offer in the evening# and sha)) offer ith it a cerea) offering and its )ibation# as in the "orning# for a p)easing odor# an offering b- fire to the (8R,. *2 It sha)) be a contin!a) b!rnt offering thro!gho!t -o!r generations at the door of the tent of "eeting before the (8R,# here I i)) "eet ith -o!# to speak there to -o!. *% There I i)) "eet ith the peop)e of Israe)# and it sha)) be sanctified b- "- g)or-$ ** I i)) consecrate the tent of "eeting and the a)tar$ &aron a)so and his sons I i)) consecrate# to serve "e as priests. *+ &nd I i)) d e)) a"ong the peop)e of Israe)# and i)) be their God. */ &nd the- sha)) kno that I a" the (8R, their God# ho bro!ght the" forth o!t of the )and of 5g-pt that I "ight d e)) a"ong the"$ I a" the (8R, their God. Chapter %4 1 ';o! sha)) "ake an a)tar to b!rn incense !pon$ of acacia ood sha)) -o! "ake it. 2 & c!bit sha)) be its )ength# and a c!bit its breadth$ it sha)) be sG!are# and t o c!bits sha)) be its height$ its horns sha)) be of one piece ith it. % &nd -o! sha)) over)a- it ith p!re go)d# its top and its sides ro!nd abo!t and its horns$ and -o! sha)) "ake for it a "o)ding of go)d ro!nd abo!t. * &nd t o go)den rings sha)) -o! "ake for it$ !nder its "o)ding on t o opposite sides of it sha)) -o! "ake the"# and the- sha)) be ho)ders for po)es ith hich to carr- it. + ;o! sha)) "ake the po)es of acacia ood# and over)a- the" ith go)d. / &nd -o! sha)) p!t it before the vei) that is b- the ark of the testi"on-# before the "ercseat that is over the testi"on-# here I i)) "eet ith -o!. 0 &nd &aron sha)) b!rn fragrant incense on it$ ever- "orning hen he dresses the )a"ps he sha)) b!rn it# 1 and hen &aron sets !p the )a"ps in the evening# he sha)) b!rn it# a perpet!a) incense before the (8R, thro!gho!t -o!r generations. 3 ;o! sha)) offer no !nho)- incense thereon# nor b!rnt offering# nor cerea) offering$ and -o! sha)) po!r no )ibation thereon. 14 &aron sha)) "ake atone"ent !pon its horns once a -ear$ ith the b)ood of the sin offering of

atone"ent he sha)) "ake atone"ent for it once in the -ear thro!gho!t -o!r generations$ it is "ost ho)- to the (8R,.' 11 The (8R, said to =oses# 12 '<hen -o! take the cens!s of the peop)e of Israe)# then each sha)) give a ranso" for hi"se)f to the (8R, hen -o! n!"ber the"# that there be no p)ag!e a"ong the" hen -o! n!"ber the". 1% 5ach ho is n!"bered in the cens!s sha)) give this6 ha)f a sheke) according to the sheke) of the sanct!ar- Hthe sheke) is t entgerahsI# ha)f a sheke) as an offering to the (8R,. 1* 5ver- one ho is n!"bered in the cens!s# fro" t ent- -ears o)d and !p ard# sha)) give the (8R,>s offering. 1+ The rich sha)) not give "ore# and the poor sha)) not give )ess# than the ha)f sheke)# hen -o! give the (8R,>s offering to "ake atone"ent for -o!rse)ves. 1/ &nd -o! sha)) take the atone"ent "one- fro" the peop)e of Israe)# and sha)) appoint it for the service of the tent of "eeting$ that it "a- bring the peop)e of Israe) to re"e"brance before the (8R,# so as to "ake atone"ent for -o!rse)ves.' 10 The (8R, said to =oses# 11 ';o! sha)) a)so "ake a )aver of bronEe# ith its base of bronEe# for ashing. &nd -o! sha)) p!t it bet een the tent of "eeting and the a)tar# and -o! sha)) p!t ater in it# 13 ith hich &aron and his sons sha)) ash their hands and their feet. 24 <hen the- go into the tent of "eeting# or hen the- co"e near the a)tar to "inister# to b!rn an offering b- fire to the (8R,# the- sha)) ash ith ater# )est thedie. 21 The- sha)) ash their hands and their feet# )est the- die6 it sha)) be a stat!te for ever to the"# even to hi" and to his descendants thro!gho!t their generations.' 22 =oreover# the (8R, said to =oses# 2% 'Take the finest spices6 of )iG!id "-rrh five h!ndred sheke)s# and of s eet9s"e))ing cinna"on ha)f as "!ch# that is# t o h!ndred and fift-# and of aro"atic cane t o h!ndred and fift-# 2* and of cassia five h!ndred# according to the sheke) of the sanct!ar-# and of o)ive oi) a hin$ 2+ and -o! sha)) "ake of these a sacred anointing oi) b)ended as b- the perf!"er$ a ho)- anointing oi) it sha)) be. 2/ &nd -o! sha)) anoint ith it the tent of "eeting and the ark of the testi"on-# 20 and the tab)e and a)) its !tensi)s# and the )a"pstand and its !tensi)s# and the a)tar of incense# 21 and the a)tar of b!rnt offering ith a)) its !tensi)s and the )aver and its base$ 23 -o! sha)) consecrate the"# that the- "a- be "ost ho)-$ hatever to!ches the" i)) beco"e ho)-. %4 &nd -o! sha)) anoint &aron and his sons# and consecrate the"# that the- "a- serve "e as priests. %1 &nd -o! sha)) sa- to the peop)e of Israe)# >This sha)) be "- ho)- anointing oi) thro!gho!t -o!r generations. %2 It sha)) not be po!red !pon the bodies of ordinar"en# and -o! sha)) "ake no other )ike it in co"position$ it is ho)-# and it sha)) be ho)- to -o!. %% <hoever co"po!nds an- )ike it or hoever p!ts an- of it on an o!tsider sha)) be c!t off fro" his peop)e.>' %* &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'Take s eet spices# stacte# and on-cha# and ga)ban!"# s eet spices ith p!re frankincense Hof each sha)) there be an eG!a) partI# %+ and "ake an incense b)ended as b- the perf!"er# seasoned ith sa)t# p!re and ho)-$ %/ and -o!

sha)) beat so"e of it ver- s"a))# and p!t part of it before the testi"on- in the tent of "eeting here I sha)) "eet ith -o!$ it sha)) be for -o! "ost ho)-. %0 &nd the incense hich -o! sha)) "ake according to its co"position# -o! sha)) not "ake for -o!rse)ves$ it sha)) be for -o! ho)- to the (8R,. %1 <hoever "akes an- )ike it to !se as perf!"e sha)) be c!t off fro" his peop)e.' Chapter %1 1 The (8R, said to =oses# 2 'See# I have ca))ed b- na"e BeE>a)e) the son of Jri# son of 2!r# of the tribe of D!dah6 % and I have fi))ed hi" ith the Spirit of God# ith abi)it- and inte))igence# ith kno )edge and a)) crafts"anship# * to devise artistic designs# to ork in go)d# si)ver# and bronEe# + in c!tting stones for setting# and in carving ood# for ork in ever- craft. / &nd beho)d# I have appointed ith hi" 8ho>)iab# the son of &his>a"ach# of the tribe of ,an$ and I have given to a)) ab)e "en abi)it-# that the- "a- "ake a)) that I have co""anded -o!6 0 the tent of "eeting# and the ark of the testi"on-# and the "ercseat that is thereon# and a)) the f!rnishings of the tent# 1 the tab)e and its !tensi)s# and the p!re )a"pstand ith a)) its !tensi)s# and the a)tar of incense# 3 and the a)tar of b!rnt offering ith a)) its !tensi)s# and the )aver and its base# 14 and the fine)- orked gar"ents# the ho)- gar"ents for &aron the priest and the gar"ents of his sons# for their service as priests# 11 and the anointing oi) and the fragrant incense for the ho)- p)ace. &ccording to a)) that I have co""anded -o! the- sha)) do.' 12 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 1% 'Sa- to the peop)e of Israe)# >;o! sha)) keep "sabbaths# for this is a sign bet een "e and -o! thro!gho!t -o!r generations# that -o! "a- kno that I# the (8R,# sanctif- -o!. 1* ;o! sha)) keep the sabbath# beca!se it is ho)- for -o!$ ever- one ho profanes it sha)) be p!t to death$ hoever does an- ork on it# that so!) sha)) be c!t off fro" a"ong his peop)e. 1+ Si7 da-s sha)) ork be done# b!t the seventh da- is a sabbath of so)e"n rest# ho)- to the (8R,$ hoever does an- ork on the sabbath da- sha)) be p!t to death. 1/ Therefore the peop)e of Israe) sha)) keep the sabbath# observing the sabbath thro!gho!t their generations# as a perpet!a) covenant. 10 It is a sign for ever bet een "e and the peop)e of Israe) that in si7 da-s the (8R, "ade heaven and earth# and on the seventh da- he rested# and as refreshed.>' 11 &nd he gave to =oses# hen he had "ade an end of speaking ith hi" !pon =o!nt Sinai# the t o tab)es of the testi"on-# tab)es of stone# ritten ith the finger of God. Chapter %2 1 <hen the peop)e sa that =oses de)a-ed to co"e do n fro" the "o!ntain# the peop)e gathered the"se)ves together to &aron# and said to hi"# 'Jp# "ake !s gods# ho sha)) go before !s$ as for this =oses# the "an ho bro!ght !s !p o!t of the )and of 5g-pt# e do not kno hat has beco"e of hi".' 2 &nd &aron said to the"# 'Take off the rings of go)d hich are in the ears of -o!r ives# -o!r sons# and -o!r da!ghters# and bring the" to "e.' % So a)) the peop)e took off the rings of go)d hich ere in their ears# and

bro!ght the" to &aron. * &nd he received the go)d at their hand# and fashioned it ith a graving too)# and "ade a "o)ten ca)f$ and the- said# 'These are -o!r gods# 8 Israe)# ho bro!ght -o! !p o!t of the )and of 5g-ptA' + <hen &aron sa this# he b!i)t an a)tar before it$ and &aron "ade proc)a"ation and said# 'To"orro sha)) be a feast to the (8R,.' / &nd the- rose !p ear)- on the "orro # and offered b!rnt offerings and bro!ght peace offerings$ and the peop)e sat do n to eat and drink# and rose !p to p)a-. 0 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'Go do n$ for -o!r peop)e# ho" -o! bro!ght !p o!t of the )and of 5g-pt# have corr!pted the"se)ves$ 1 the- have t!rned aside G!ick)- o!t of the a- hich I co""anded the"$ the- have "ade for the"se)ves a "o)ten ca)f# and have orshiped it and sacrificed to it# and said# >These are -o!r gods# 8 Israe)# ho bro!ght -o! !p o!t of the )and of 5g-ptA>' 3 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'I have seen this peop)e# and beho)d# it is a stiff9necked peop)e$ 14 no therefore )et "e a)one# that "rath "a- b!rn hot against the" and I "a- cons!"e the"$ b!t of -o! I i)) "ake a great nation.' 11 B!t =oses beso!ght the (8R, his God# and said# '8 (8R,# h- does th- rath b!rn hot against th- peop)e# ho" tho! hast bro!ght forth o!t of the )and of 5g-pt ith great po er and ith a "ight- hand? 12 <h- sho!)d the 5g-ptians sa-# ><ith evi) intent did he bring the" forth# to s)a- the" in the "o!ntains# and to cons!"e the" fro" the face of the earth>? T!rn fro" th- fierce rath# and repent of this evi) against th- peop)e. 1% Re"e"ber &braha"# Isaac# and Israe)# th- servants# to ho" tho! didst s ear bthine o n se)f# and didst sa- to the"# >I i)) "!)tip)- -o!r descendants as the stars of heaven# and a)) this )and that I have pro"ised I i)) give to -o!r descendants# and thesha)) inherit it for ever.>' 1* &nd the (8R, repented of the evi) hich he tho!ght to do to his peop)e. 1+ &nd =oses t!rned# and ent do n fro" the "o!ntain ith the t o tab)es of the testi"on- in his hands# tab)es that ere ritten on both sides$ on the one side and on the other ere the- ritten. 1/ &nd the tab)es ere the ork of God# and the riting as the riting of God# graven !pon the tab)es. 10 <hen Dosh!a heard the noise of the peop)e as the- sho!ted# he said to =oses# 'There is a noise of ar in the ca"p.' 11 B!t he said# 'It is not the so!nd of sho!ting for victor-# or the so!nd of the cr- of defeat# b!t the so!nd of singing that I hear.' 13 &nd as soon as he ca"e near the ca"p and sa the ca)f and the dancing# =oses> anger b!rned hot# and he thre the tab)es o!t of his hands and broke the" at the foot of the "o!ntain. 24 &nd he took the ca)f hich the- had "ade# and b!rnt it ith fire# and gro!nd it to po der# and scattered it !pon the ater# and "ade the peop)e of Israe) drink it. 21 &nd =oses said to &aron# '<hat did this peop)e do to -o! that -o! have bro!ght a great sin !pon the"?' 22 &nd &aron said# '(et not the anger of "- )ord b!rn hot$ -o! kno the peop)e# that the- are set on evi). 2% @or the- said to "e# >=ake !s gods# ho

sha)) go before !s$ as for this =oses# the "an ho bro!ght !s !p o!t of the )and of 5g-pt# e do not kno hat has beco"e of hi".> 2* &nd I said to the"# >(et an- ho have go)d take it off>$ so the- gave it to "e# and I thre it into the fire# and there ca"e o!t this ca)f.' 2+ &nd hen =oses sa that the peop)e had broken )oose Hfor &aron had )et the" break )oose# to their sha"e a"ong their ene"iesI# 2/ then =oses stood in the gate of the ca"p# and said# '<ho is on the (8R,>s side? Co"e to "e.' &nd a)) the sons of (evi gathered the"se)ves together to hi". 20 &nd he said to the"# 'Th!s sa-s the (8R, God of Israe)# >:!t ever- "an his s ord on his side# and go to and fro fro" gate to gate thro!gho!t the ca"p# and s)a- ever- "an his brother# and ever- "an his co"panion# and ever- "an his neighbor.>' 21 &nd the sons of (evi did according to the ord of =oses$ and there fe)) of the peop)e that da- abo!t three tho!sand "en. 23 &nd =oses said# 'Toda- -o! have ordained -o!rse)ves for the service of the (8R,# each one at the cost of his son and of his brother# that he "a- besto a b)essing !pon -o! this da-.' %4 8n the "orro =oses said to the peop)e# ';o! have sinned a great sin. &nd no I i)) go !p to the (8R,$ perhaps I can "ake atone"ent for -o!r sin.' %1 So =oses ret!rned to the (8R, and said# '&)as# this peop)e have sinned a great sin$ the- have "ade for the"se)ves gods of go)d. %2 B!t no # if tho! i)t forgive their sin99and if not# b)ot "e# I pra- thee# o!t of th- book hich tho! hast ritten.' %% B!t the (8R, said to =oses# '<hoever has sinned against "e# hi" i)) I b)ot o!t of "- book. %* B!t no go# )ead the peop)e to the p)ace of hich I have spoken to -o!$ beho)d# "- ange) sha)) go before -o!. .everthe)ess# in the da- hen I visit# I i)) visit their sin !pon the".' %+ &nd the (8R, sent a p)ag!e !pon the peop)e# beca!se the- "ade the ca)f hich &aron "ade. Chapter %% 1 The (8R, said to =oses# ',epart# go !p hence# -o! and the peop)e ho" -o! have bro!ght !p o!t of the )and of 5g-pt# to the )and of hich I s ore to &braha"# Isaac# and Dacob# sa-ing# >To -o!r descendants I i)) give it.> 2 &nd I i)) send an ange) before -o!# and I i)) drive o!t the Canaanites# the &"orites# the 2ittites# the :er>iEEites# the 2ivites# and the Deb>!sites. % Go !p to a )and f)o ing ith "i)k and hone-$ b!t I i)) not go !p a"ong -o!# )est I cons!"e -o! in the a-# for -o! are a stiff9necked peop)e.' * <hen the peop)e heard these evi) tidings# the- "o!rned$ and no "an p!t on his orna"ents. + @or the (8R, had said to =oses# 'Sa- to the peop)e of Israe)# >;o! are a stiff9necked peop)e$ if for a sing)e "o"ent I sho!)d go !p a"ong -o!# I o!)d cons!"e -o!. So no p!t off -o!r orna"ents fro" -o!# that I "a- kno hat to do ith -o!.>' / Therefore the peop)e of Israe) stripped the"se)ves of their orna"ents# fro" =o!nt 2oreb on ard.

0 .o =oses !sed to take the tent and pitch it o!tside the ca"p# far off fro" the ca"p$ and he ca))ed it the tent of "eeting. &nd ever- one ho so!ght the (8R, o!)d go o!t to the tent of "eeting# hich as o!tside the ca"p. 1 <henever =oses ent o!t to the tent# a)) the peop)e rose !p# and ever- "an stood at his tent door# and )ooked after =oses# !nti) he had gone into the tent. 3 <hen =oses entered the tent# the pi))ar of c)o!d o!)d descend and stand at the door of the tent# and the (8R, o!)d speak ith =oses. 14 &nd hen a)) the peop)e sa the pi))ar of c)o!d standing at the door of the tent# a)) the peop)e o!)d rise !p and orship# ever- "an at his tent door. 11 Th!s the (8R, !sed to speak to =oses face to face# as a "an speaks to his friend. <hen =oses t!rned again into the ca"p# his servant Dosh!a the son of .!n# a -o!ng "an# did not depart fro" the tent. 12 =oses said to the (8R,# 'See# tho! sa-est to "e# >Bring !p this peop)e>$ b!t tho! hast not )et "e kno ho" tho! i)t send ith "e. ;et tho! hast said# >I kno -o! b- na"e# and -o! have a)so fo!nd favor in "- sight.> 1% .o therefore# I pra- thee# if I have fo!nd favor in th- sight# sho "e no th- a-s# that I "a- kno thee and find favor in thsight. Consider too that this nation is th- peop)e.' 1* &nd he said# '=- presence i)) go ith -o!# and I i)) give -o! rest.' 1+ &nd he said to hi"# 'If th- presence i)) not go ith "e# do not carr- !s !p fro" here. 1/ @or ho sha)) it be kno n that I have fo!nd favor in th- sight# I and th- peop)e? Is it not in th- going ith !s# so that e are distinct# I and th- peop)e# fro" a)) other peop)e that are !pon the face of the earth?' 10 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# 'This ver- thing that -o! have spoken I i)) do$ for -o! have fo!nd favor in "- sight# and I kno -o! b- na"e.' 11 =oses said# 'I pra- thee# sho "e th- g)or-.' 13 &nd he said# 'I i)) "ake a)) "- goodness pass before -o!# and i)) proc)ai" before -o! "- na"e >The (8R,>$ and I i)) be gracio!s to ho" I i)) be gracio!s# and i)) sho "erc- on ho" I i)) sho "erc-. 24 B!t#' he said# '-o! cannot see "- face$ for "an sha)) not see "e and )ive.' 21 &nd the (8R, said# 'Beho)d# there is a p)ace b- "e here -o! sha)) stand !pon the rock$ 22 and hi)e "- g)or- passes b- I i)) p!t -o! in a c)eft of the rock# and I i)) cover -o! ith "- hand !nti) I have passed b-$ 2% then I i)) take a a- "- hand# and -o! sha)) see "- back$ b!t "- face sha)) not be seen.' Chapter %* 1 The (8R, said to =oses# 'C!t t o tab)es of stone )ike the first$ and I i)) rite !pon the tab)es the ords that ere on the first tab)es# hich -o! broke. 2 Be read- in the "orning# and co"e !p in the "orning to =o!nt Sinai# and present -o!rse)f there to "e on the top of the "o!ntain. % .o "an sha)) co"e !p ith -o!# and )et no "an be seen thro!gho!t a)) the "o!ntain$ )et no f)ocks or herds feed before that "o!ntain.' * So =oses c!t t o tab)es of stone )ike the first$ and he rose ear)- in the "orning and ent !p on =o!nt Sinai# as the (8R, had co""anded hi"# and took in his hand t o tab)es of stone. + &nd the (8R, descended in the c)o!d and stood ith hi" there# and proc)ai"ed

the na"e of the (8R,. / The (8R, passed before hi"# and proc)ai"ed# 'The (8R,# the (8R,# a God "ercif!) and gracio!s# s)o to anger# and abo!nding in steadfast )ove and faithf!)ness# 0 keeping steadfast )ove for tho!sands# forgiving iniG!it- and transgression and sin# b!t ho i)) b- no "eans c)ear the g!i)t-# visiting the iniG!it- of the fathers !pon the chi)dren and the chi)dren>s chi)dren# to the third and the fo!rth generation.' 1 &nd =oses "ade haste to bo his head to ard the earth# and orshiped. 3 &nd he said# 'If no I have fo!nd favor in th- sight# 8 (ord# )et the (ord# I pra- thee# go in the "idst of !s# a)tho!gh it is a stiff9necked peop)e$ and pardon o!r iniG!it- and o!r sin# and take !s for th- inheritance.' 14 &nd he said# 'Beho)d# I "ake a covenant. Before a)) -o!r peop)e I i)) do "arve)s# s!ch as have not been ro!ght in a)) the earth or in an- nation$ and a)) the peop)e a"ong ho" -o! are sha)) see the ork of the (8R,$ for it is a terrib)e thing that I i)) do ith -o!. 11 '8bserve hat I co""and -o! this da-. Beho)d# I i)) drive o!t before -o! the &"orites# the Canaanites# the 2ittites# the :er>iEEites# the 2ivites# and the Deb>!sites. 12 Take heed to -o!rse)f# )est -o! "ake a covenant ith the inhabitants of the )and hither -o! go# )est it beco"e a snare in the "idst of -o!. 1% ;o! sha)) tear do n their a)tars# and break their pi))ars# and c!t do n their &she>ri" 1* Hfor -o! sha)) orship no other god# for the (8R,# hose na"e is Dea)o!s# is a Bea)o!s GodI# 1+ )est -o! "ake a covenant ith the inhabitants of the )and# and hen the- p)a- the har)ot after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and one invites -o!# -o! eat of his sacrifice# 1/ and -o! take of their da!ghters for -o!r sons# and their da!ghters p)a- the har)ot after their gods and "ake -o!r sons p)a- the har)ot after their gods. 10 ';o! sha)) "ake for -o!rse)f no "o)ten gods. 11 'The feast of !n)eavened bread -o! sha)) keep. Seven da-s -o! sha)) eat !n)eavened bread# as I co""anded -o!# at the ti"e appointed in the "onth &bib$ for in the "onth &bib -o! ca"e o!t fro" 5g-pt. 13 &)) that opens the o"b is "ine# a)) -o!r "a)e catt)e# the first)ings of co and sheep. 24 The first)ing of an ass -o! sha)) redee" ith a )a"b# or if -o! i)) not redee" it -o! sha)) break its neck. &)) the first9born of -o!r sons -o! sha)) redee". &nd none sha)) appear before "e e"pt-. 21 'Si7 da-s -o! sha)) ork# b!t on the seventh da- -o! sha)) rest$ in p)o ing ti"e and in harvest -o! sha)) rest. 22 &nd -o! sha)) observe the feast of eeks# the first fr!its of heat harvest# and the feast of ingathering at the -ear>s end. 2% Three ti"es in the -ear sha)) a)) -o!r "a)es appear before the (8R, God# the God of Israe). 2* @or I i)) cast o!t nations before -o!# and en)arge -o!r borders$ neither sha)) an- "an desire -o!r )and# hen -o! go !p to appear before the (8R, -o!r God three ti"es in the -ear.

2+ ';o! sha)) not offer the b)ood of "- sacrifice ith )eaven$ neither sha)) the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be )eft !nti) the "orning. 2/ The first of the first fr!its of -o!r gro!nd -o! sha)) bring to the ho!se of the (8R, -o!r God. ;o! sha)) not boi) a kid in its "other>s "i)k.' 20 &nd the (8R, said to =oses# '<rite these ords$ in accordance ith these ords I have "ade a covenant ith -o! and ith Israe).' 21 &nd he as there ith the (8R, fort- da-s and fort- nights$ he neither ate bread nor drank ater. &nd he rote !pon the tab)es the ords of the covenant# the ten co""and"ents. 23 <hen =oses ca"e do n fro" =o!nt Sinai# ith the t o tab)es of the testi"on- in his hand as he ca"e do n fro" the "o!ntain# =oses did not kno that the skin of his face shone beca!se he had been ta)king ith God. %4 &nd hen &aron and a)) the peop)e of Israe) sa =oses# beho)d# the skin of his face shone# and the- ere afraid to co"e near hi". %1 B!t =oses ca))ed to the"$ and &aron and a)) the )eaders of the congregation ret!rned to hi"# and =oses ta)ked ith the". %2 &nd after ard a)) the peop)e of Israe) ca"e near# and he gave the" in co""and"ent a)) that the (8R, had spoken ith hi" in =o!nt Sinai. %% &nd hen =oses had finished speaking ith the"# he p!t a vei) on his face$ %* b!t henever =oses ent in before the (8R, to speak ith hi"# he took the vei) off# !nti) he ca"e o!t$ and hen he ca"e o!t# and to)d the peop)e of Israe) hat he as co""anded# %+ the peop)e of Israe) sa the face of =oses# that the skin of =oses> face shone$ and =oses o!)d p!t the vei) !pon his face again# !nti) he ent in to speak ith hi". Chapter %+ 1 =oses asse"b)ed a)) the congregation of the peop)e of Israe)# and said to the"# 'These are the things hich the (8R, has co""anded -o! to do. 2 Si7 da-s sha)) ork be done# b!t on the seventh da- -o! sha)) have a ho)- sabbath of so)e"n rest to the (8R,$ hoever does an- ork on it sha)) be p!t to death$ % -o! sha)) kind)e no fire in a)) -o!r habitations on the sabbath da-.' * =oses said to a)) the congregation of the peop)e of Israe)# 'This is the thing hich the (8R, has co""anded. + Take fro" a"ong -o! an offering to the (8R,$ hoever is of a genero!s heart# )et hi" bring the (8R,>s offering6 go)d# si)ver# and bronEe$ / b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen$ goats> hair# 0 tanned ra"s> skins# and goatskins$ acacia ood# 1 oi) for the )ight# spices for the anointing oi) and for the fragrant incense# 3 and on-7 stones and stones for setting# for the ephod and for the breastpiece. 14 '&nd )et ever- ab)e "an a"ong -o! co"e and "ake a)) that the (8R, has co""anded6 the tabernac)e# 11 its tent and its covering# its hooks and its fra"es# its bars# its pi))ars# and its bases$ 12 the ark ith its po)es# the "erc- seat# and the vei) of the screen$ 1% the tab)e ith its po)es and a)) its !tensi)s# and the bread of the :resence$ 1*

the )a"pstand a)so for the )ight# ith its !tensi)s and its )a"ps# and the oi) for the )ight$ 1+ and the a)tar of incense# ith its po)es# and the anointing oi) and the fragrant incense# and the screen for the door# at the door of the tabernac)e$ 1/ the a)tar of b!rnt offering# ith its grating of bronEe# its po)es# and a)) its !tensi)s# the )aver and its base$ 10 the hangings of the co!rt# its pi))ars and its bases# and the screen for the gate of the co!rt$ 11 the pegs of the tabernac)e and the pegs of the co!rt# and their cords$ 13 the fine)- ro!ght gar"ents for "inistering in the ho)- p)ace# the ho)- gar"ents for &aron the priest# and the gar"ents of his sons# for their service as priests.' 24 Then a)) the congregation of the peop)e of Israe) departed fro" the presence of =oses. 21 &nd the- ca"e# ever- one hose heart stirred hi"# and ever- one hose spirit "oved hi"# and bro!ght the (8R,>s offering to be !sed for the tent of "eeting# and for a)) its service# and for the ho)- gar"ents. 22 So the- ca"e# both "en and o"en$ a)) ho ere of a i))ing heart bro!ght brooches and earrings and signet rings and ar")ets# a)) sorts of go)d obBects# ever- "an dedicating an offering of go)d to the (8R,. 2% &nd ever- "an ith ho" as fo!nd b)!e or p!rp)e or scar)et st!ff or fine )inen or goats> hair or tanned ra"s> skins or goatskins# bro!ght the". 2* 5ver- one ho co!)d "ake an offering of si)ver or bronEe bro!ght it as the (8R,>s offering$ and ever- "an ith ho" as fo!nd acacia ood of an- !se in the ork# bro!ght it. 2+ &nd a)) o"en ho had abi)it- sp!n ith their hands# and bro!ght hat the- had sp!n in b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen$ 2/ a)) the o"en hose hearts ere "oved ith abi)it- sp!n the goats> hair. 20 &nd the )eaders bro!ght on-7 stones and stones to be set# for the ephod and for the breastpiece# 21 and spices and oi) for the )ight# and for the anointing oi)# and for the fragrant incense. 23 &)) the "en and o"en# the peop)e of Israe)# hose heart "oved the" to bring an-thing for the ork hich the (8R, had co""anded b- =oses to be done# bro!ght it as their free i)) offering to the (8R,. %4 &nd =oses said to the peop)e of Israe)# 'See# the (8R, has ca))ed b- na"e BeE>a)e) the son of Jri# son of 2!r# of the tribe of D!dah$ %1 and he has fi))ed hi" ith the Spirit of God# ith abi)it-# ith inte))igence# ith kno )edge# and ith a)) crafts"anship# %2 to devise artistic designs# to ork in go)d and si)ver and bronEe# %% in c!tting stones for setting# and in carving ood# for ork in ever- ski))ed craft. %* &nd he has inspired hi" to teach# both hi" and 8ho>)iab the son of &his>a"ach of the tribe of ,an. %+ 2e has fi))ed the" ith abi)it- to do ever- sort of ork done b- a crafts"an or b- a designer or b- an e"broiderer in b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen# or b- a eaver99b- an- sort of ork"an or ski))ed designer. Chapter %/ 1 BeE>a)e) and 8ho>)iab and ever- ab)e "an in ho" the (8R, has p!t abi)it- and inte))igence to kno ho to do an- ork in the constr!ction of the sanct!ar- sha)) ork in accordance ith a)) that the (8R, has co""anded.'

2 &nd =oses ca))ed BeE>a)e) and 8ho>)iab and ever- ab)e "an in hose "ind the (8R, had p!t abi)it-# ever- one hose heart stirred hi" !p to co"e to do the ork$ % and thereceived fro" =oses a)) the free i)) offering hich the peop)e of Israe) had bro!ght for doing the ork on the sanct!ar-. The- sti)) kept bringing hi" free i)) offerings ever"orning# * so that a)) the ab)e "en ho ere doing ever- sort of task on the sanct!arca"e# each fro" the task that he as doing# + and said to =oses# 'The peop)e bring "!ch "ore than eno!gh for doing the ork hich the (8R, has co""anded !s to do.' / So =oses gave co""and# and ord as proc)ai"ed thro!gho!t the ca"p# '(et neither "an nor o"an do an-thing "ore for the offering for the sanct!ar-.' So the peop)e ere restrained fro" bringing$ 0 for the st!ff the- had as s!fficient to do a)) the ork# and "ore. 1 &nd a)) the ab)e "en a"ong the ork"en "ade the tabernac)e ith ten c!rtains$ theere "ade of fine t ined )inen and b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# ith cher!bi" ski)f!))- orked. 3 The )ength of each c!rtain as t ent-9eight c!bits# and the breadth of each c!rtain fo!r c!bits$ a)) the c!rtains had the sa"e "eas!re. 14 &nd he co!p)ed five c!rtains to one another# and the other five c!rtains he co!p)ed to one another. 11 &nd he "ade )oops of b)!e on the edge of the o!t"ost c!rtain of the first set$ )ike ise he "ade the" on the edge of the o!t"ost c!rtain of the second set$ 12 he "ade fift- )oops on the one c!rtain# and he "ade fift- )oops on the edge of the c!rtain that as in the second set$ the )oops ere opposite one another. 1% &nd he "ade fiftc)asps of go)d# and co!p)ed the c!rtains one to the other ith c)asps$ so the tabernac)e as one ho)e. 1* 2e a)so "ade c!rtains of goats> hair for a tent over the tabernac)e$ he "ade e)even c!rtains. 1+ The )ength of each c!rtain as thirt- c!bits# and the breadth of each c!rtain fo!r c!bits$ the e)even c!rtains had the sa"e "eas!re. 1/ 2e co!p)ed five c!rtains bthe"se)ves# and si7 c!rtains b- the"se)ves. 10 &nd he "ade fift- )oops on the edge of the o!t"ost c!rtain of the one set# and fift- )oops on the edge of the other connecting c!rtain. 11 &nd he "ade fift- c)asps of bronEe to co!p)e the tent together that it "ight be one ho)e. 13 &nd he "ade for the tent a covering of tanned ra"s> skins and goatskins. 24 Then he "ade the !pright fra"es for the tabernac)e of acacia ood. 21 Ten c!bits as the )ength of a fra"e# and a c!bit and a ha)f the breadth of each fra"e. 22 5ach fra"e had t o tenons# for fitting together$ he did this for a)) the fra"es of the tabernac)e. 2% The fra"es for the tabernac)e he "ade th!s6 t ent- fra"es for the so!th side$ 2* and he "ade fort- bases of si)ver !nder the t ent- fra"es# t o bases !nder one fra"e for its t o tenons# and t o bases !nder another fra"e for its t o tenons. 2+ &nd for the second side of the tabernac)e# on the north side# he "ade t ent- fra"es 2/ and their fort- bases of si)ver# t o bases !nder one fra"e and t o bases !nder another fra"e. 20 &nd for the rear of the tabernac)e est ard he "ade si7 fra"es. 21 &nd he "ade t o fra"es for corners

of the tabernac)e in the rear. 23 &nd the- ere separate beneath# b!t Boined at the top# at the first ring$ he "ade t o of the" th!s# for the t o corners. %4 There ere eight fra"es ith their bases of si)ver6 si7teen bases# !nder ever- fra"e t o bases. %1 &nd he "ade bars of acacia ood# five for the fra"es of the one side of the tabernac)e# %2 and five bars for the fra"es of the other side of the tabernac)e# and five bars for the fra"es of the tabernac)e at the rear est ard. %% &nd he "ade the "idd)e bar to pass thro!gh fro" end to end ha)f a- !p the fra"es. %* &nd he over)aid the fra"es ith go)d# and "ade their rings of go)d for ho)ders for the bars# and over)aid the bars ith go)d. %+ &nd he "ade the vei) of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen$ ith cher!bi" ski)f!))- orked he "ade it. %/ &nd for it he "ade fo!r pi))ars of acacia# and over)aid the" ith go)d$ their hooks ere of go)d# and he cast for the" fo!r bases of si)ver. %0 2e a)so "ade a screen for the door of the tent# of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen# e"broidered ith need)e ork$ %1 and its five pi))ars ith their hooks. 2e over)aid their capita)s# and their fi))ets ere of go)d# b!t their five bases ere of bronEe. Chapter %0 1 BeE>a)e) "ade the ark of acacia ood$ t o c!bits and a ha)f as its )ength# a c!bit and a ha)f its breadth# and a c!bit and a ha)f its height. 2 &nd he over)aid it ith p!re go)d ithin and itho!t# and "ade a "o)ding of go)d aro!nd it. % &nd he cast for it fo!r rings of go)d for its fo!r corners# t o rings on its one side and t o rings on its other side. * &nd he "ade po)es of acacia ood# and over)aid the" ith go)d# + and p!t the po)es into the rings on the sides of the ark# to carr- the ark. / &nd he "ade a "erc- seat of p!re go)d$ t o c!bits and a ha)f as its )ength# and a c!bit and a ha)f its breadth. 0 &nd he "ade t o cher!bi" of ha""ered go)d$ on the t o ends of the "erc- seat he "ade the"# 1 one cher!b on the one end# and one cher!b on the other end$ of one piece ith the "erc- seat he "ade the cher!bi" on its t o ends. 3 The cher!bi" spread o!t their ings above# overshado ing the "erc- seat ith their ings# ith their faces one to another$ to ard the "erc- seat ere the faces of the cher!bi". 14 2e a)so "ade the tab)e of acacia ood$ t o c!bits as its )ength# a c!bit its breadth# and a c!bit and a ha)f its height$ 11 and he over)aid it ith p!re go)d# and "ade a "o)ding of go)d aro!nd it. 12 &nd he "ade aro!nd it a fra"e a handbreadth ide# and "ade a "o)ding of go)d aro!nd the fra"e. 1% 2e cast for it fo!r rings of go)d# and fastened the rings to the fo!r corners at its fo!r )egs. 1* C)ose to the fra"e ere the rings# as ho)ders for the po)es to carr- the tab)e. 1+ 2e "ade the po)es of acacia ood to carr- the tab)e# and over)aid the" ith go)d. 1/ &nd he "ade the vesse)s of p!re go)d hich ere to be !pon the tab)e# its p)ates and dishes for incense# and its bo )s and f)agons ith hich to po!r )ibations.

10 2e a)so "ade the )a"pstand of p!re go)d. The base and the shaft of the )a"pstand ere "ade of ha""ered ork$ its c!ps# its capita)s# and its f)o ers ere of one piece ith it. 11 &nd there ere si7 branches going o!t of its sides# three branches of the )a"pstand o!t of one side of it and three branches of the )a"pstand o!t of the other side of it$ 13 three c!ps "ade )ike a)"onds# each ith capita) and f)o er# on one branch# and three c!ps "ade )ike a)"onds# each ith capita) and f)o er# on the other branch99so for the si7 branches going o!t of the )a"pstand. 24 &nd on the )a"pstand itse)f ere fo!r c!ps "ade )ike a)"onds# ith their capita)s and f)o ers# 21 and a capita) of one piece ith it !nder each pair of the si7 branches going o!t of it. 22 Their capita)s and their branches ere of one piece ith it$ the ho)e of it as one piece of ha""ered ork of p!re go)d. 2% &nd he "ade its seven )a"ps and its sn!ffers and its tra-s of p!re go)d. 2* 2e "ade it and a)) its !tensi)s of a ta)ent of p!re go)d. 2+ 2e "ade the a)tar of incense of acacia ood$ its )ength as a c!bit# and its breadth as a c!bit$ it as sG!are# and t o c!bits as its height$ its horns ere of one piece ith it. 2/ 2e over)aid it ith p!re go)d# its top# and its sides ro!nd abo!t# and its horns$ and he "ade a "o)ding of go)d ro!nd abo!t it# 20 and "ade t o rings of go)d on it !nder its "o)ding# on t o opposite sides of it# as ho)ders for the po)es ith hich to carr- it. 21 &nd he "ade the po)es of acacia ood# and over)aid the" ith go)d. 23 2e "ade the ho)- anointing oi) a)so# and the p!re fragrant incense# b)ended as b- the perf!"er. Chapter %1 1 2e "ade the a)tar of b!rnt offering a)so of acacia ood$ five c!bits as its )ength# and five c!bits its breadth$ it as sG!are# and three c!bits as its height. 2 2e "ade horns for it on its fo!r corners$ its horns ere of one piece ith it# and he over)aid it ith bronEe. % &nd he "ade a)) the !tensi)s of the a)tar# the pots# the shove)s# the basins# the forks# and the firepans6 a)) its !tensi)s he "ade of bronEe. * &nd he "ade for the a)tar a grating# a net ork of bronEe# !nder its )edge# e7tending ha)f a- do n. + 2e cast fo!r rings on the fo!r corners of the bronEe grating as ho)ders for the po)es$ / he "ade the po)es of acacia ood# and over)aid the" ith bronEe. 0 &nd he p!t the po)es thro!gh the rings on the sides of the a)tar# to carr- it ith the"$ he "ade it ho))o # ith boards. 1 &nd he "ade the )aver of bronEe and its base of bronEe# fro" the "irrors of the "inistering o"en ho "inistered at the door of the tent of "eeting. 3 &nd he "ade the co!rt$ for the so!th side the hangings of the co!rt ere of fine t ined )inen# a h!ndred c!bits$ 14 their pi))ars ere t ent- and their bases t ent-# of bronEe# b!t the hooks of the pi))ars and their fi))ets ere of si)ver. 11 &nd for the north side a

h!ndred c!bits# their pi))ars t ent-# their bases t ent-# of bronEe# b!t the hooks of the pi))ars and their fi))ets ere of si)ver. 12 &nd for the est side ere hangings of fiftc!bits# their pi))ars ten# and their sockets ten$ the hooks of the pi))ars and their fi))ets ere of si)ver. 1% &nd for the front to the east# fift- c!bits. 1* The hangings for one side of the gate ere fifteen c!bits# ith three pi))ars and three bases. 1+ &nd so for the other side$ on this hand and that hand b- the gate of the co!rt ere hangings of fifteen c!bits# ith three pi))ars and three bases. 1/ &)) the hangings ro!nd abo!t the co!rt ere of fine t ined )inen. 10 &nd the bases for the pi))ars ere of bronEe# b!t the hooks of the pi))ars and their fi))ets ere of si)ver$ the over)a-ing of their capita)s as a)so of si)ver# and a)) the pi))ars of the co!rt ere fi))eted ith si)ver. 11 &nd the screen for the gate of the co!rt as e"broidered ith need)e ork in b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen$ it as t ent- c!bits )ong and five c!bits high in its breadth# corresponding to the hangings of the co!rt. 13 &nd their pi))ars ere fo!r$ their fo!r bases ere of bronEe# their hooks of si)ver# and the over)a-ing of their capita)s and their fi))ets of si)ver. 24 &nd a)) the pegs for the tabernac)e and for the co!rt ro!nd abo!t ere of bronEe. 21 This is the s!" of the things for the tabernac)e# the tabernac)e of the testi"on-# as theere co!nted at the co""and"ent of =oses# for the ork of the (evites !nder the direction of Ith>a"ar the son of &aron the priest. 22 BeE>a)e) the son of Jri# son of 2!r# of the tribe of D!dah# "ade a)) that the (8R, co""anded =oses$ 2% and ith hi" as 8ho>)iab the son of &his>a"ach# of the tribe of ,an# a crafts"an and designer and e"broiderer in b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen. 2* &)) the go)d that as !sed for the ork# in a)) the constr!ction of the sanct!ar-# the go)d fro" the offering# as t ent-9nine ta)ents and seven h!ndred and thirt- sheke)s# b- the sheke) of the sanct!ar-. 2+ &nd the si)ver fro" those of the congregation ho ere n!"bered as a h!ndred ta)ents and a tho!sand seven h!ndred and sevent-9five sheke)s# b- the sheke) of the sanct!ar-6 2/ a beka a head Hthat is# ha)f a sheke)# b- the sheke) of the sanct!ar-I# for ever- one ho as n!"bered in the cens!s# fro" t ent- -ears o)d and !p ard# for si7 h!ndred and three tho!sand# five h!ndred and fift- "en. 20 The h!ndred ta)ents of si)ver ere for casting the bases of the sanct!ar-# and the bases of the vei)$ a h!ndred bases for the h!ndred ta)ents# a ta)ent for a base. 21 &nd of the tho!sand seven h!ndred and sevent-9five sheke)s he "ade hooks for the pi))ars# and over)aid their capita)s and "ade fi))ets for the". 23 &nd the bronEe that as contrib!ted as sevent- ta)ents# and t o tho!sand and fo!r h!ndred sheke)s$ %4 ith it he "ade the bases for the door of the tent of "eeting# the bronEe a)tar and the bronEe grating for it and a)) the !tensi)s of the a)tar# %1 the bases ro!nd abo!t the co!rt# and the bases of the gate of the co!rt# a)) the pegs of the tabernac)e# and a)) the pegs ro!nd abo!t the co!rt. Chapter %3 1 &nd of the b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff the- "ade fine)- ro!ght gar"ents# for "inistering in the ho)- p)ace$ the- "ade the ho)- gar"ents for &aron$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses.

2 &nd he "ade the ephod of go)d# b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# and fine t ined )inen. % &nd go)d )eaf as ha""ered o!t and c!t into threads to ork into the b)!e and p!rp)e and the scar)et st!ff# and into the fine t ined )inen# in ski))ed design. * The- "ade for the ephod sho!)der9pieces# Boined to it at its t o edges. + &nd the ski)f!))- oven band !pon it# to gird it on# as of the sa"e "ateria)s and ork"anship# of go)d# b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# and fine t ined )inen$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. / The on-7 stones ere prepared# enc)osed in settings of go)d fi)igree and engraved )ike the engravings of a signet# according to the na"es of the sons of Israe). 0 &nd he set the" on the sho!)der9pieces of the ephod# to be stones of re"e"brance for the sons of Israe)$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. 1 2e "ade the breastpiece# in ski))ed ork# )ike the ork of the ephod# of go)d# b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# and fine t ined )inen. 3 It as sG!are$ the breastpiece as "ade do!b)e# a span its )ength and a span its breadth hen do!b)ed. 14 &nd the- set in it fo!r ro s of stones. & ro of sardi!s# topaE# and carb!nc)e as the first ro $ 11 and the second ro # an e"era)d# a sapphire# and a dia"ond$ 12 and the third ro # a Bacinth# an agate# and an a"eth-st$ 1% and the fo!rth ro # a ber-)# an on-7# and a Basper$ the- ere enc)osed in settings of go)d fi)igree. 1* There ere t e)ve stones ith their na"es according to the na"es of the sons of Israe)$ the- ere )ike signets# each engraved ith its na"e# for the t e)ve tribes. 1+ &nd the- "ade on the breastpiece t isted chains )ike cords# of p!re go)d$ 1/ and the- "ade t o settings of go)d fi)igree and t o go)d rings# and p!t the t o rings on the t o edges of the breastpiece$ 10 and the- p!t the t o cords of go)d in the t o rings at the edges of the breastpiece. 11 T o ends of the t o cords thehad attached to the t o settings of fi)igree$ th!s the- attached it in front to the sho!)der9 pieces of the ephod. 13 Then the- "ade t o rings of go)d# and p!t the" at the t o ends of the breastpiece# on its inside edge ne7t to the ephod. 24 &nd the- "ade t o rings of go)d# and attached the" in front to the )o er part of the t o sho!)der9pieces of the ephod# at its Boining above the ski)f!))- oven band of the ephod. 21 &nd the- bo!nd the breastpiece b- its rings to the rings of the ephod ith a )ace of b)!e# so that it sho!)d )ie !pon the ski)f!))- oven band of the ephod# and that the breastpiece sho!)d not co"e )oose fro" the ephod$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. 22 2e a)so "ade the robe of the ephod oven a)) of b)!e$ 2% and the opening of the robe in it as )ike the opening in a gar"ent# ith a binding aro!nd the opening# that it "ight not be torn. 2* 8n the skirts of the robe the- "ade po"egranates of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff and fine t ined )inen. 2+ The- a)so "ade be))s of p!re go)d# and p!t the be))s bet een the po"egranates !pon the skirts of the robe ro!nd abo!t# bet een the po"egranates$ 2/ a be)) and a po"egranate# a be)) and a po"egranate ro!nd abo!t !pon the skirts of the robe for "inistering$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses.

20 The- a)so "ade the coats# oven of fine )inen# for &aron and his sons# 21 and the t!rban of fine )inen# and the caps of fine )inen# and the )inen breeches of fine t ined )inen# 23 and the gird)e of fine t ined )inen and of b)!e and p!rp)e and scar)et st!ff# e"broidered ith need)e ork$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. %4 &nd the- "ade the p)ate of the ho)- cro n of p!re go)d# and rote !pon it an inscription# )ike the engraving of a signet# '2o)- to the (8R,.' %1 &nd the- tied to it a )ace of b)!e# to fasten it on the t!rban above$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. %2 Th!s a)) the ork of the tabernac)e of the tent of "eeting as finished$ and the peop)e of Israe) had done according to a)) that the (8R, had co""anded =oses$ so had thedone. %% &nd the- bro!ght the tabernac)e to =oses# the tent and a)) its !tensi)s# its hooks# its fra"es# its bars# its pi))ars# and its bases$ %* the covering of tanned ra"s> skins and goatskins# and the vei) of the screen$ %+ the ark of the testi"on- ith its po)es and the "erc- seat$ %/ the tab)e ith a)) its !tensi)s# and the bread of the :resence$ %0 the )a"pstand of p!re go)d and its )a"ps ith the )a"ps set and a)) its !tensi)s# and the oi) for the )ight$ %1 the go)den a)tar# the anointing oi) and the fragrant incense# and the screen for the door of the tent$ %3 the bronEe a)tar# and its grating of bronEe# its po)es# and a)) its !tensi)s$ the )aver and its base$ *4 the hangings of the co!rt# its pi))ars# and its bases# and the screen for the gate of the co!rt# its cords# and its pegs$ and a)) the !tensi)s for the service of the tabernac)e# for the tent of "eeting$ *1 the fine)- orked gar"ents for "inistering in the ho)- p)ace# the ho)- gar"ents for &aron the priest# and the gar"ents of his sons to serve as priests. *2 &ccording to a)) that the (8R, had co""anded =oses# so the peop)e of Israe) had done a)) the ork. *% &nd =oses sa a)) the ork# and beho)d# the- had done it$ as the (8R, had co""anded# so had the- done it. &nd =oses b)essed the". Chapter *4 1 The (8R, said to =oses# 2 '8n the first da- of the first "onth -o! sha)) erect the tabernac)e of the tent of "eeting. % &nd -o! sha)) p!t in it the ark of the testi"on-# and -o! sha)) screen the ark ith the vei). * &nd -o! sha)) bring in the tab)e# and set its arrange"ents in order$ and -o! sha)) bring in the )a"pstand# and set !p its )a"ps. + &nd -o! sha)) p!t the go)den a)tar for incense before the ark of the testi"on-# and set !p the screen for the door of the tabernac)e. / ;o! sha)) set the a)tar of b!rnt offering before the door of the tabernac)e of the tent of "eeting# 0 and p)ace the )aver bet een the tent of "eeting and the a)tar# and p!t ater in it. 1 &nd -o! sha)) set !p the co!rt ro!nd abo!t# and hang !p the screen for the gate of the co!rt. 3 Then -o! sha)) take the anointing oi)# and anoint the tabernac)e and a)) that is in it# and consecrate it and a)) its f!rnit!re$ and it sha)) beco"e ho)-. 14 ;o! sha)) a)so anoint the a)tar of b!rnt offering and a)) its !tensi)s# and consecrate the a)tar$ and the a)tar sha)) be "ost ho)-. 11 ;o! sha)) a)so anoint the )aver and its base# and consecrate it. 12 Then -o! sha)) bring &aron and his sons to the door of the tent of "eeting# and sha)) ash the" ith ater# 1% and p!t !pon &aron the ho)- gar"ents# and -o! sha)) anoint hi" and consecrate hi"# that he "a- serve "e as

priest. 1* ;o! sha)) bring his sons a)so and p!t coats on the"# 1+ and anoint the"# as -o! anointed their father# that the- "a- serve "e as priests6 and their anointing sha)) ad"it the" to a perpet!a) priesthood thro!gho!t their generations.' 1/ Th!s did =oses$ according to a)) that the (8R, co""anded hi"# so he did. 10 &nd in the first "onth in the second -ear# on the first da- of the "onth# the tabernac)e as erected. 11 =oses erected the tabernac)e$ he )aid its bases# and set !p its fra"es# and p!t in its po)es# and raised !p its pi))ars$ 13 and he spread the tent over the tabernac)e# and p!t the covering of the tent over it# as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. 24 &nd he took the testi"on- and p!t it into the ark# and p!t the po)es on the ark# and set the "erc- seat above on the ark$ 21 and he bro!ght the ark into the tabernac)e# and set !p the vei) of the screen# and screened the ark of the testi"on-$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. 22 &nd he p!t the tab)e in the tent of "eeting# on the north side of the tabernac)e# o!tside the vei)# 2% and set the bread in order on it before the (8R,$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. 2* &nd he p!t the )a"pstand in the tent of "eeting# opposite the tab)e on the so!th side of the tabernac)e# 2+ and set !p the )a"ps before the (8R,$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. 2/ &nd he p!t the go)den a)tar in the tent of "eeting before the vei)# 20 and b!rnt fragrant incense !pon it$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. 21 &nd he p!t in p)ace the screen for the door of the tabernac)e. 23 &nd he set the a)tar of b!rnt offering at the door of the tabernac)e of the tent of "eeting# and offered !pon it the b!rnt offering and the cerea) offering$ as the (8R, had co""anded =oses. %4 &nd he set the )aver bet een the tent of "eeting and the a)tar# and p!t ater in it for ashing# %1 ith hich =oses and &aron and his sons ashed their hands and their feet$ %2 hen theent into the tent of "eeting# and hen the- approached the a)tar# the- ashed$ as the (8R, co""anded =oses. %% &nd he erected the co!rt ro!nd the tabernac)e and the a)tar# and set !p the screen of the gate of the co!rt. So =oses finished the ork. %* Then the c)o!d covered the tent of "eeting# and the g)or- of the (8R, fi))ed the tabernac)e. %+ &nd =oses as not ab)e to enter the tent of "eeting# beca!se the c)o!d abode !pon it# and the g)or- of the (8R, fi))ed the tabernac)e. %/ Thro!gho!t a)) their Bo!rne-s# henever the c)o!d as taken !p fro" over the tabernac)e# the peop)e of Israe) o!)d go on ard$ %0 b!t if the c)o!d as not taken !p# then the- did not go on ard ti)) the da- that it as taken !p. %1 @or thro!gho!t a)) their Bo!rne-s the c)o!d of the (8R, as !pon the tabernac)e b- da-# and fire as in it b- night# in the sight of a)) the ho!se of Israe). Job The Stor- of Dob [Revised Standard Version] Chapter 1 1 There as a "an in the )and of JE# hose na"e as Dob$ and that "an as b)a"e)ess and !pright# one ho feared God# and t!rned a a- fro" evi). 2 There ere born to hi"

seven sons and three da!ghters. % 2e had seven tho!sand sheep# three tho!sand ca"e)s# five h!ndred -oke of o7en# and five h!ndred she9asses# and ver- "an- servants$ so that this "an as the greatest of a)) the peop)e of the east. * 2is sons !sed to go and ho)d a feast in the ho!se of each on his da-$ and the- o!)d send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink ith the". + &nd hen the da-s of the feast had r!n their co!rse# Dob o!)d send and sanctif- the"# and he o!)d rise ear)- in the "orning and offer b!rnt offerings according to the n!"ber of the" a))$ for Dob said# 'It "a- be that "- sons have sinned# and c!rsed God in their hearts.' Th!s Dob did contin!a))-. / .o there as a da- hen the sons of God ca"e to present the"se)ves before the (8R,# and Satan a)so ca"e a"ong the". 0 The (8R, said to Satan# '<hence have -o! co"e?' Satan ans ered the (8R,# '@ro" going to and fro on the earth# and fro" a)king !p and do n on it.' 1 &nd the (8R, said to Satan# '2ave -o! considered "servant Dob# that there is none )ike hi" on the earth# a b)a"e)ess and !pright "an# ho fears God and t!rns a a- fro" evi)?' 3 Then Satan ans ered the (8R,# ',oes Dob fear God for no!ght? 14 2ast tho! not p!t a hedge abo!t hi" and his ho!se and a)) that he has# on ever- side? Tho! hast b)essed the ork of his hands# and his possessions have increased in the )and. 11 B!t p!t forth th- hand no # and to!ch a)) that he has# and he i)) c!rse thee to th- face.' 12 &nd the (8R, said to Satan# 'Beho)d# a)) that he has is in -o!r po er$ on)- !pon hi"se)f do not p!t forth -o!r hand.' So Satan ent forth fro" the presence of the (8R,. 1% .o there as a da- hen his sons and da!ghters ere eating and drinking ine in their e)dest brother>s ho!se$ 1* and there ca"e a "essenger to Dob# and said# 'The o7en ere p)o ing and the asses feeding beside the"$ 1+ and the Sabe>ans fe)) !pon the" and took the"# and s)e the servants ith the edge of the s ord$ and I a)one have escaped to te)) -o!.' 1/ <hi)e he as -et speaking# there ca"e another# and said# 'The fire of God fe)) fro" heaven and b!rned !p the sheep and the servants# and cons!"ed the"$ and I a)one have escaped to te)) -o!.' 10 <hi)e he as -et speaking# there ca"e another# and said# 'The Cha)de>ans for"ed three co"panies# and "ade a raid !pon the ca"e)s and took the"# and s)e the servants ith the edge of the s ord$ and I a)one have escaped to te)) -o!.' 11 <hi)e he as -et speaking# there ca"e another# and said# ';o!r sons and da!ghters ere eating and drinking ine in their e)dest brother>s ho!se$ 13 and beho)d# a great ind ca"e across the i)derness# and str!ck the fo!r corners of the ho!se# and it fe)) !pon the -o!ng peop)e# and the- are dead$ and I a)one have escaped to te)) -o!.' 24 Then Dob arose# and rent his robe# and shaved his head# and fe)) !pon the gro!nd# and orshiped. 21 &nd he said# '.aked I ca"e fro" "- "other>s o"b# and naked sha)) I ret!rn$ the (8R, gave# and the (8R, has taken a a-$ b)essed be the na"e of the (8R,.' 22 In a)) this Dob did not sin or charge God ith rong.

Chapter 2 1 &gain there as a da- hen the sons of God ca"e to present the"se)ves before the (8R,# and Satan a)so ca"e a"ong the" to present hi"se)f before the (8R,. 2 &nd the (8R, said to Satan# '<hence have -o! co"e?' Satan ans ered the (8R,# '@ro" going to and fro on the earth# and fro" a)king !p and do n on it.' % &nd the (8R, said to Satan# '2ave -o! considered "- servant Dob# that there is none )ike hi" on the earth# a b)a"e)ess and !pright "an# ho fears God and t!rns a a- fro" evi)? 2e sti)) ho)ds fast his integrit-# a)tho!gh -o! "oved "e against hi"# to destro- hi" itho!t ca!se.' * Then Satan ans ered the (8R,# 'Skin for skinA &)) that a "an has he i)) give for his )ife. + B!t p!t forth th- hand no # and to!ch his bone and his f)esh# and he i)) c!rse thee to thface.' / &nd the (8R, said to Satan# 'Beho)d# he is in -o!r po er$ on)- spare his )ife.' 0 So Satan ent forth fro" the presence of the (8R,# and aff)icted Dob ith )oathso"e sores fro" the so)e of his foot to the cro n of his head. 1 &nd he took a potsherd ith hich to scrape hi"se)f# and sat a"ong the ashes. 3 Then his ife said to hi"# ',o -o! sti)) ho)d fast -o!r integrit-? C!rse God# and die.' 14 B!t he said to her# ';o! speak as one of the foo)ish o"en o!)d speak. Sha)) e receive good at the hand of God# and sha)) e not receive evi)?' In a)) this Dob did not sin ith his )ips. 11 .o hen Dob>s three friends heard of a)) this evi) that had co"e !pon hi"# the- ca"e each fro" his o n p)ace# 5)i>phaE the Te>"anite# Bi)dad the Sh!hite# and Cophar the .a>a"athite. The- "ade an appoint"ent together to co"e to condo)e ith hi" and co"fort hi". 12 &nd hen the- sa hi" fro" afar# the- did not recogniEe hi"$ and theraised their voices and ept$ and the- rent their robes and sprink)ed d!st !pon their heads to ard heaven. 1% &nd the- sat ith hi" on the gro!nd seven da-s and seven nights# and no one spoke a ord to hi"# for the- sa that his s!ffering as ver- great. Chapter % 1 &fter this Dob opened his "o!th and c!rsed the da- of his birth. 2 &nd Dob said6 % '(et the da- perish herein I as born# and the night hich said# >& "an9chi)d is conceived.> * (et that da- be darknessA =a- God above not seek it# nor )ight shine !pon it. + (et g)oo" and deep darkness c)ai" it. (et c)o!ds d e)) !pon it$ )et the b)ackness of the da- terrifit. / That night99)et thick darkness seiEe itA )et it not reBoice a"ong the da-s of the -ear# )et it not co"e into the n!"ber of the "onths. 0 ;ea# )et that night be barren$ )et no Bo-f!) cr- be heard in it. 1 (et those c!rse it ho c!rse the da-# ho are ski))ed to ro!se !p (evi>athan. 3 (et the stars of its da n be dark$ )et it hope for )ight# b!t have none# nor see the e-e)ids of the "orning$ 14 beca!se it did not sh!t the doors of "- "other>s o"b# nor hide tro!b)e fro" "- e-es.

11 '<h- did I not die at birth# co"e forth fro" the o"b and e7pire? 12 <h- did the knees receive "e? 8r h- the breasts# that I sho!)d s!ck? 1% @or then I sho!)d have )ain do n and been G!iet$ I sho!)d have s)ept$ then I sho!)d have been at rest# 1* ith kings and co!nse)ors of the earth ho reb!i)t r!ins for the"se)ves# 1+ or ith princes ho had go)d# ho fi))ed their ho!ses ith si)ver. 1/ 8r h- as I not as a hidden !nti"e)- birth# as infants that never see the )ight? 10 There the icked cease fro" tro!b)ing# and there the ear- are at rest. 11 There the prisoners are at ease together$ the- hear not the voice of the task"aster. 13 The s"a)) and the great are there# and the s)ave is free fro" his "aster. 24 '<h- is )ight given to hi" that is in "iser-# and )ife to the bitter in so!)# 21 ho )ong for death# b!t it co"es not# and dig for it "ore than for hid treas!res$ 22 ho reBoice e7ceeding)-# and are g)ad# hen the- find the grave? 2% <h- is )ight given to a "an hose a- is hid# ho" God has hedged in? 2* @or "- sighing co"es as "- bread# and "- groanings are po!red o!t )ike ater. 2+ @or the thing that I fear co"es !pon "e# and hat I dread befa))s "e. 2/ I a" not at ease# nor a" I G!iet$ I have no rest$ b!t tro!b)e co"es.' Chapter * 1 Then 5)i>phaE the Te>"anite ans ered6 2 'If one vent!res a ord ith -o!# i)) -o! be offended? ;et ho can keep fro" speaking? % Beho)d# -o! have instr!cted "an-# and -o! have strengthened the eak hands. * ;o!r ords have !phe)d hi" ho as st!"b)ing# and -o! have "ade fir" the feeb)e knees. + B!t no it has co"e to -o!# and -o! are i"patient$ it to!ches -o!# and -o! are dis"a-ed. / Is not -o!r fear of God -o!r confidence# and the integrit- of -o!r a-s -o!r hope? 0 'Think no # ho that as innocent ever perished? 8r here ere the !pright c!t off? 1 &s I have seen# those ho p)o iniG!it- and so tro!b)e reap the sa"e. 3 B- the breath of God the- perish# and b- the b)ast of his anger the- are cons!"ed. 14 The roar of the )ion# the voice of the fierce )ion# the teeth of the -o!ng )ions# are broken. 11 The strong )ion perishes for )ack of pre-# and the he)ps of the )ioness are scattered. 12 '.o a ord as bro!ght to "e stea)thi)-# "- ear received the hisper of it. 1% &"id tho!ghts fro" visions of the night# hen deep s)eep fa))s on "en# 1* dread ca"e !pon "e# and tre"b)ing# hich "ade a)) "- bones shake. 1+ & spirit g)ided past "- face$ the hair of "- f)esh stood !p. 1/ It stood sti))# b!t I co!)d not discern its appearance. & for" as before "- e-es$ there as si)ence# then I heard a voice6 10 >Can "orta) "an be righteo!s before God? Can a "an be p!re before his =aker? 11 5ven in his servants he p!ts no tr!st# and his ange)s he charges ith error$ 13 ho "!ch "ore those ho d e)) in ho!ses of c)a-# hose fo!ndation is in the d!st# ho are cr!shed before the "oth. 24

Bet een "orning and evening the- are destro-ed$ the- perish for ever itho!t anregarding it. 21 If their tent9cord is p)!cked !p ithin the"# do the- not die# and that itho!t isdo"?> Chapter + 1 'Ca)) no $ is there an- one ho i)) ans er -o!? To hich of the ho)- ones i)) -o! t!rn? 2 S!re)- ve7ation ki))s the foo)# and Bea)o!s- s)a-s the si"p)e. % I have seen the foo) taking root# b!t s!dden)- I c!rsed his d e))ing. * 2is sons are far fro" safet-# the- are cr!shed in the gate# and there is no one to de)iver the". + 2is harvest the h!ngr- eat# and he takes it even o!t of thorns$ and the thirst- pant after his ea)th. / @or aff)iction does not co"e fro" the d!st# nor does tro!b)e spro!t fro" the gro!nd$ 0 b!t "an is born to tro!b)e as the sparks f)- !p ard. 1 '&s for "e# I o!)d seek God# and to God o!)d I co""it "- ca!se$ 3 ho does great things and !nsearchab)e# "arve)o!s things itho!t n!"ber6 14 he gives rain !pon the earth and sends aters !pon the fie)ds$ 11 he sets on high those ho are )o )-# and those ho "o!rn are )ifted to safet-. 12 2e fr!strates the devices of the craft-# so that their hands achieve no s!ccess. 1% 2e takes the ise in their o n craftiness$ and the sche"es of the i)- are bro!ght to a G!ick end. 1* The- "eet ith darkness in the da-ti"e# and grope at noonda- as in the night. 1+ B!t he saves the father)ess fro" their "o!th# the need- fro" the hand of the "ight-. 1/ So the poor have hope# and inB!stice sh!ts her "o!th. 10 'Beho)d# happ- is the "an ho" God reproves$ therefore despise not the chastening of the &)"ight-. 11 @or he o!nds# b!t he binds !p$ he s"ites# b!t his hands hea). 13 2e i)) de)iver -o! fro" si7 tro!b)es$ in seven there sha)) no evi) to!ch -o!. 24 In fa"ine he i)) redee" -o! fro" death# and in ar fro" the po er of the s ord. 21 ;o! sha)) be hid fro" the sco!rge of the tong!e# and sha)) not fear destr!ction hen it co"es. 22 &t destr!ction and fa"ine -o! sha)) )a!gh# and sha)) not fear the beasts of the earth. 2% @or -o! sha)) be in )eag!e ith the stones of the fie)d# and the beasts of the fie)d sha)) be at peace ith -o!. 2* ;o! sha)) kno that -o!r tent is safe# and -o! sha)) inspect -o!r fo)d and "iss nothing. 2+ ;o! sha)) kno a)so that -o!r descendants sha)) be "an-# and -o!r offspring as the grass of the earth. 2/ ;o! sha)) co"e to -o!r grave in ripe o)d age# as a shock of grain co"es !p to the threshing f)oor in its season. 20 (o# this e have searched o!t$ it is tr!e. 2ear# and kno it for -o!r good.' Chapter / 1 Then Dob ans ered6 2 '8 that "- ve7ation ere eighed# and a)) "- ca)a"it- )aid in the ba)ancesA % @or then it o!)d be heavier than the sand of the sea$ therefore "- ords have been rash. * @or the arro s of the &)"ight- are in "e$ "- spirit drinks their poison$ the terrors of God are arra-ed against "e. + ,oes the i)d ass bra- hen he has grass# or the o7 )o over his fodder? / Can that hich is taste)ess be eaten itho!t sa)t# or is there

an- taste in the s)i"e of the p!rs)ane? 0 =- appetite ref!ses to to!ch the"$ the- are as food that is )oathso"e to "e. 1 '8 that I "ight have "- reG!est# and that God o!)d grant "- desire$ 3 that it o!)d p)ease God to cr!sh "e# that he o!)d )et )oose his hand and c!t "e offA 14 This o!)d be "- conso)ation$ I o!)d even e7!)t in pain !nsparing$ for I have not denied the ords of the 2o)- 8ne. 11 <hat is "- strength# that I sho!)d ait? &nd hat is "- end# that I sho!)d be patient? 12 Is "- strength the strength of stones# or is "- f)esh bronEe? 1% In tr!th I have no he)p in "e# and an- reso!rce is driven fro" "e. 1* '2e ho ithho)ds kindness fro" a friend forsakes the fear of the &)"ight-. 1+ =brethren are treachero!s as a torrent9bed# as freshets that pass a a-# 1/ hich are dark ith ice# and here the sno hides itse)f. 10 In ti"e of heat the- disappear$ hen it is hot# the- vanish fro" their p)ace. 11 The caravans t!rn aside fro" their co!rse$ the- go !p into the aste# and perish. 13 The caravans of Te"a )ook# the trave)ers of Sheba hope. 24 The- are disappointed beca!se the- ere confident$ the- co"e thither and are confo!nded. 21 S!ch -o! have no beco"e to "e$ -o! see "- ca)a"it-# and are afraid. 22 2ave I said# >=ake "e a gift>? 8r# >@ro" -o!r ea)th offer a bribe for "e>? 2% 8r# >,e)iver "e fro" the adversar->s hand>? 8r# >Ranso" "e fro" the hand of oppressors>? 2* 'Teach "e# and I i)) be si)ent$ "ake "e !nderstand ho I have erred. 2+ 2o forcef!) are honest ordsA B!t hat does reproof fro" -o! reprove? 2/ ,o -o! think that -o! can reprove ords# hen the speech of a despairing "an is ind? 20 ;o! o!)d even cast )ots over the father)ess# and bargain over -o!r friend. 21 'B!t no # be p)eased to )ook at "e$ for I i)) not )ie to -o!r face. 23 T!rn# I pra-# )et no rong be done. T!rn no # "- vindication is at stake. %4 Is there an- rong on "tong!e? Cannot "- taste discern ca)a"it-? Chapter 0 1 '2as not "an a hard service !pon earth# and are not his da-s )ike the da-s of a hire)ing? 2 (ike a s)ave ho )ongs for the shado # and )ike a hire)ing ho )ooks for his ages# % so I a" a))otted "onths of e"ptiness# and nights of "iser- are apportioned to "e. * <hen I )ie do n I sa-# ><hen sha)) I arise?> B!t the night is )ong# and I a" f!)) of tossing ti)) the da n. + =- f)esh is c)othed ith or"s and dirt$ "- skin hardens# then breaks o!t afresh. / =- da-s are s ifter than a eaver>s sh!tt)e# and co"e to their end itho!t hope. 0 'Re"e"ber that "- )ife is a breath$ "- e-e i)) never again see good. 1 The e-e of hi" ho sees "e i)) beho)d "e no "ore$ hi)e th- e-es are !pon "e# I sha)) be gone. 3

&s the c)o!d fades and vanishes# so he ho goes do n to Sheo) does not co"e !p$ 14 he ret!rns no "ore to his ho!se# nor does his p)ace kno hi" an- "ore. 11 'Therefore I i)) not restrain "- "o!th$ I i)) speak in the ang!ish of "- spirit$ I i)) co"p)ain in the bitterness of "- so!). 12 &" I the sea# or a sea "onster# that tho! settest a g!ard over "e? 1% <hen I sa-# >=- bed i)) co"fort "e# "- co!ch i)) ease "co"p)aint#> 1* then tho! dost scare "e ith drea"s and terrif- "e ith visions# 1+ so that I o!)d choose strang)ing and death rather than "- bones. 1/ I )oathe "- )ife$ I o!)d not )ive for ever. (et "e a)one# for "- da-s are a breath. 10 <hat is "an# that tho! dost "ake so "!ch of hi"# and that tho! dost set th- "ind !pon hi"# 11 dost visit hi" ever"orning# and test hi" ever- "o"ent? 13 2o )ong i)t tho! not )ook a a- fro" "e# nor )et "e a)one ti)) I s a))o "- spitt)e? 24 If I sin# hat do I do to thee# tho! atcher of "en? <h- hast tho! "ade "e th- "ark? <h- have I beco"e a b!rden to thee? 21 <hdost tho! not pardon "- transgression and take a a- "- iniG!it-? @or no I sha)) )ie in the earth$ tho! i)t seek "e# b!t I sha)) not be.' Chapter 1 1 Then Bi)dad the Sh!hite ans ered6 2 '2o )ong i)) -o! sa- these things# and the ords of -o!r "o!th be a great ind? % ,oes God pervert B!stice? 8r does the &)"ightpervert the right? * If -o!r chi)dren have sinned against hi"# he has de)ivered the" into the po er of their transgression. + If -o! i)) seek God and "ake s!pp)ication to the &)"ight-# / if -o! are p!re and !pright# s!re)- then he i)) ro!se hi"se)f for -o! and re ard -o! ith a rightf!) habitation. 0 &nd tho!gh -o!r beginning as s"a))# -o!r )atter da-s i)) be ver- great. 1 '@or inG!ire# I pra- -o!# of b-gone ages# and consider hat the fathers have fo!nd$ 3 for e are b!t of -esterda-# and kno nothing# for o!r da-s on earth are a shado . 14 <i)) the- not teach -o!# and te)) -o!# and !tter ords o!t of their !nderstanding? 11 'Can pap-r!s gro here there is no "arsh? Can reeds f)o!rish here there is no ater? 12 <hi)e -et in f)o er and not c!t do n# the- ither before an- other p)ant. 1% S!ch are the paths of a)) ho forget God$ the hope of the god)ess "an sha)) perish. 1* 2is confidence breaks in s!nder# and his tr!st is a spider>s eb. 1+ 2e )eans against his ho!se# b!t it does not stand$ he )a-s ho)d of it# b!t it does not end!re. 1/ 2e thrives before the s!n# and his shoots spread over his garden. 10 2is roots t ine abo!t the stoneheap$ he )ives a"ong the rocks. 11 If he is destro-ed fro" his p)ace# then it i)) den- hi"# sa-ing# >I have never seen -o!.> 13 Beho)d# this is the Bo- of his a-$ and o!t of the earth others i)) spring.

24 'Beho)d# God i)) not reBect a b)a"e)ess "an# nor take the hand of evi)doers. 21 2e i)) -et fi)) -o!r "o!th ith )a!ghter# and -o!r )ips ith sho!ting. 22 Those ho hate -o! i)) be c)othed ith sha"e# and the tent of the icked i)) be no "ore.' Chapter 3 1 Then Dob ans ered6 2 'Tr!)- I kno that it is so6 B!t ho can a "an be B!st before God? % If one ished to contend ith hi"# one co!)d not ans er hi" once in a tho!sand ti"es. * 2e is ise in heart# and "ight- in strength99 ho has hardened hi"se)f against hi"# and s!cceeded? 99 + he ho re"oves "o!ntains# and the- kno it not# hen he overt!rns the" in his anger$ / ho shakes the earth o!t of its p)ace# and its pi))ars tre"b)e$ 0 ho co""ands the s!n# and it does not rise$ ho sea)s !p the stars$ 1 ho a)one stretched o!t the heavens# and tra"p)ed the aves of the sea$ 3 ho "ade the Bear and 8rion# the :)ei>ades and the cha"bers of the so!th$ 14 ho does great things be-ond !nderstanding# and "arve)o!s things itho!t n!"ber. 11 (o# he passes b- "e# and I see hi" not$ he "oves on# b!t I do not perceive hi". 12 Beho)d# he snatches a a-$ ho can hinder hi"? <ho i)) sa- to hi"# ><hat doest tho!>? 1% 'God i)) not t!rn back his anger$ beneath hi" bo ed the he)pers of Rahab. 1* 2o then can I ans er hi"# choosing "- ords ith hi"? 1+ Tho!gh I a" innocent# I cannot ans er hi"$ I "!st appea) for "erc- to "- acc!ser. 1/ If I s!""oned hi" and he ans ered "e# I o!)d not be)ieve that he as )istening to "- voice. 10 @or he cr!shes "e ith a te"pest# and "!)tip)ies "- o!nds itho!t ca!se$ 11 he i)) not )et "e get "breath# b!t fi))s "e ith bitterness. 13 If it is a contest of strength# beho)d hi"A If it is a "atter of B!stice# ho can s!""on hi"? 24 Tho!gh I a" innocent# "- o n "o!th o!)d conde"n "e$ tho!gh I a" b)a"e)ess# he o!)d prove "e perverse. 21 I a" b)a"e)ess$ I regard not "-se)f$ I )oathe "- )ife. 22 It is a)) one$ therefore I sa-# he destro-s both the b)a"e)ess and the icked. 2% <hen disaster brings s!dden death# he "ocks at the ca)a"it- of the innocent. 2* The earth is given into the hand of the icked$ he covers the faces of its B!dges99if it is not he# ho then is it? 2+ '=- da-s are s ifter than a r!nner$ the- f)ee a a-# the- see no good. 2/ The- go b)ike skiffs of reed# )ike an eag)e s ooping on the pre-. 20 If I sa-# >I i)) forget "co"p)aint# I i)) p!t off "- sad co!ntenance# and be of good cheer#> 21 I beco"e afraid of a)) "- s!ffering# for I kno tho! i)t not ho)d "e innocent. 23 I sha)) be conde"ned$ h- then do I )abor in vain? %4 If I ash "-se)f ith sno # and c)eanse "- hands ith )-e# %1 -et tho! i)t p)!nge "e into a pit# and "- o n c)othes i)) abhor "e. %2 @or he is not a "an# as I a"# that I "ight ans er hi"# that e sho!)d co"e to tria) together. %% There is no !"pire bet een !s# ho "ight )a- his hand !pon !s both. %* (et hi" take his rod a a- fro" "e# and )et not dread of hi" terrif- "e. %+ Then I o!)d speak itho!t fear of hi"# for I a" not so in "-se)f. Chapter 14

1 'I )oathe "- )ife$ I i)) give free !tterance to "- co"p)aint$ I i)) speak in the bitterness of "- so!). 2 I i)) sa- to God# ,o not conde"n "e$ )et "e kno h- tho! dost contend against "e. % ,oes it see" good to thee to oppress# to despise the ork of th- hands and favor the designs of the icked? * 2ast tho! e-es of f)esh? ,ost tho! see as "an sees? + &re th- da-s as the da-s of "an# or th- -ears as "an>s -ears# / that tho! dost seek o!t "- iniG!it- and search for "- sin# 0 a)tho!gh tho! kno est that I a" not g!i)t-# and there is none to de)iver o!t of th- hand? 1 Th- hands fashioned and "ade "e$ and no tho! dost t!rn abo!t and destro- "e. 3 Re"e"ber that tho! hast "ade "e of c)a-$ and i)t tho! t!rn "e to d!st again? 14 ,idst tho! not po!r "e o!t )ike "i)k and c!rd)e "e )ike cheese? 11 Tho! didst c)othe "e ith skin and f)esh# and knit "e together ith bones and sine s. 12 Tho! hast granted "e )ife and steadfast )ove$ and th- care has preserved "- spirit. 1% ;et these things tho! didst hide in th- heart$ I kno that this as th- p!rpose. 1* If I sin# tho! dost "ark "e# and dost not acG!it "e of "- iniG!it-. 1+ If I a" icked# oe to "eA If I a" righteo!s# I cannot )ift !p "- head# for I a" fi))ed ith disgrace and )ook !pon "- aff)iction. 1/ &nd if I )ift "-se)f !p# tho! dost h!nt "e )ike a )ion# and again ork onders against "e$ 10 tho! dost rene th- itnesses against "e# and increase th- ve7ation to ard "e$ tho! dost bring fresh hosts against "e. 11 '<h- didst tho! bring "e forth fro" the o"b? <o!)d that I had died before an- e-e had seen "e# 13 and ere as tho!gh I had not been# carried fro" the o"b to the grave. 24 &re not the da-s of "- )ife fe ? (et "e a)one# that I "a- find a )itt)e co"fort 21 before I go hence I sha)) not ret!rn# to the )and of g)oo" and deep darkness# 22 the )and of g)oo" and chaos# here )ight is as darkness.' Chapter 11 1 Then Cophar the .a>a"athite ans ered6 2 'Sho!)d a "!)tit!de of ords go !nans ered# and a "an f!)) of ta)k be vindicated? % Sho!)d -o!r babb)e si)ence "en# and hen -o! "ock# sha)) no one sha"e -o!? * @or -o! sa-# >=- doctrine is p!re# and I a" c)ean in God>s e-es.> + B!t oh# that God o!)d speak# and open his )ips to -o!# / and that he o!)d te)) -o! the secrets of isdo"A @or he is "anifo)d in !nderstanding. Fno then that God e7acts of -o! )ess than -o!r g!i)t deserves. 0 'Can -o! find o!t the deep things of God? Can -o! find o!t the )i"it of the &)"ight-? 1 It is higher than heaven99 hat can -o! do? ,eeper than Sheo)99 hat can -o! kno ? 3 Its "eas!re is )onger than the earth# and broader than the sea. 14 If he passes thro!gh# and i"prisons# and ca))s to B!dg"ent# ho can hinder hi"? 11 @or he kno s orth)ess "en$ hen he sees iniG!it-# i)) he not consider it? 12 B!t a st!pid "an i)) get !nderstanding# hen a i)d ass>s co)t is born a "an. 1% 'If -o! set -o!r heart aright# -o! i)) stretch o!t -o!r hands to ard hi". 1* If iniG!itis in -o!r hand# p!t it far a a-# and )et not ickedness d e)) in -o!r tents. 1+ S!re)- then -o! i)) )ift !p -o!r face itho!t b)e"ish$ -o! i)) be sec!re# and i)) not fear. 1/ ;o!

i)) forget -o!r "iser-$ -o! i)) re"e"ber it as aters that have passed a a-. 10 &nd -o!r )ife i)) be brighter than the noonda-$ its darkness i)) be )ike the "orning. 11 &nd -o! i)) have confidence# beca!se there is hope$ -o! i)) be protected and take -o!r rest in safet-. 13 ;o! i)) )ie do n# and none i)) "ake -o! afraid$ "an- i)) entreat -o!r favor. 24 B!t the e-es of the icked i)) fai)$ a)) a- of escape i)) be )ost to the"# and their hope is to breathe their )ast.' Chapter 12 1 Then Dob ans ered6 2 '.o do!bt -o! are the peop)e# and isdo" i)) die ith -o!. % B!t I have !nderstanding as e)) as -o!$ I a" not inferior to -o!. <ho does not kno s!ch things as these? * I a" a )a!ghingstock to "- friends$ I# ho ca))ed !pon God and he ans ered "e# a B!st and b)a"e)ess "an# a" a )a!ghingstock. + In the tho!ght of one ho is at ease there is conte"pt for "isfort!ne$ it is read- for those hose feet s)ip. / The tents of robbers are at peace# and those ho provoke God are sec!re# ho bring their god in their hand. 0 'B!t ask the beasts# and the- i)) teach -o!$ the birds of the air# and the- i)) te)) -o!$ 1 or the p)ants of the earth# and the- i)) teach -o!$ and the fish of the sea i)) dec)are to -o!. 3 <ho a"ong a)) these does not kno that the hand of the (8R, has done this? 14 In his hand is the )ife of ever- )iving thing and the breath of a)) "ankind. 11 ,oes not the ear tr- ords as the pa)ate tastes food? 12 <isdo" is ith the aged# and !nderstanding in )ength of da-s. 1% '<ith God are isdo" and "ight$ he has co!nse) and !nderstanding. 1* If he tears do n# none can reb!i)d$ if he sh!ts a "an in# none can open. 1+ If he ithho)ds the aters# the- dr- !p$ if he sends the" o!t# the- over he)" the )and. 1/ <ith hi" are strength and isdo"$ the deceived and the deceiver are his. 10 2e )eads co!nse)ors a astripped# and B!dges he "akes foo)s. 11 2e )ooses the bonds of kings# and binds a aistc)oth on their )oins. 13 2e )eads priests a a- stripped# and overthro s the "ight-. 24 2e deprives of speech those ho are tr!sted# and takes a a- the discern"ent of the e)ders. 21 2e po!rs conte"pt on princes# and )ooses the be)t of the strong. 22 2e !ncovers the deeps o!t of darkness# and brings deep darkness to )ight. 2% 2e "akes nations great# and he destro-s the"6 he en)arges nations# and )eads the" a a-. 2* 2e takes a a- !nderstanding fro" the chiefs of the peop)e of the earth# and "akes the" ander in a path)ess aste. 2+ The- grope in the dark itho!t )ight$ and he "akes the" stagger )ike a dr!nken "an. Chapter 1% 1 '(o# "- e-e has seen a)) this# "- ear has heard and !nderstood it. 2 <hat -o! kno # I a)so kno $ I a" not inferior to -o!. % B!t I o!)d speak to the &)"ight-# and I desire to arg!e "- case ith God. * &s for -o!# -o! hite ash ith )ies$ orth)ess ph-sicians are -o! a)). + 8h that -o! o!)d keep si)ent# and it o!)d be -o!r isdo"A / 2ear no "-

reasoning# and )isten to the p)eadings of "- )ips. 0 <i)) -o! speak fa)se)- for God# and speak deceitf!))- for hi"? 1 <i)) -o! sho partia)it- to ard hi"# i)) -o! p)ead the case for God? 3 <i)) it be e)) ith -o! hen he searches -o! o!t? 8r can -o! deceive hi"# as one deceives a "an? 14 2e i)) s!re)- reb!ke -o! if in secret -o! sho partia)it-. 11 <i)) not his "aBest- terrif- -o!# and the dread of hi" fa)) !pon -o!? 12 ;o!r "a7i"s are proverbs of ashes# -o!r defenses are defenses of c)a-. 1% '(et "e have si)ence# and I i)) speak# and )et co"e on "e hat "a-. 1* I i)) take "- f)esh in "- teeth# and p!t "- )ife in "- hand. 1+ Beho)d# he i)) s)a- "e$ I have no hope$ -et I i)) defend "- a-s to his face. 1/ This i)) be "- sa)vation# that a god)ess "an sha)) not co"e before hi". 10 (isten caref!))- to "- ords# and )et "- dec)aration be in -o!r ears. 11 Beho)d# I have prepared "- case$ I kno that I sha)) be vindicated. 13 <ho is there that i)) contend ith "e? @or then I o!)d be si)ent and die. 24 8n)- grant t o things to "e# then I i)) not hide "-se)f fro" th- face6 21 ithdra th- hand far fro" "e# and )et not dread of thee terrif- "e. 22 Then ca))# and I i)) ans er$ or )et "e speak# and do tho! rep)- to "e. 2% 2o "an- are "- iniG!ities and "- sins? =ake "e kno "- transgression and "- sin. 2* <h- dost tho! hide th- face# and co!nt "e as thene"-? 2+ <i)t tho! frighten a driven )eaf and p!rs!e dr- chaff? 2/ @or tho! ritest bitter things against "e# and "akest "e inherit the iniG!ities of "- -o!th. 20 Tho! p!ttest "- feet in the stocks# and atchest a)) "- paths$ tho! settest a bo!nd to the so)es of "- feet. 21 =an astes a a- )ike a rotten thing# )ike a gar"ent that is "oth9eaten. Chapter 1* 1 '=an that is born of a o"an is of fe da-s# and f!)) of tro!b)e. 2 2e co"es forth )ike a f)o er# and ithers$ he f)ees )ike a shado # and contin!es not. % &nd dost tho! open the-es !pon s!ch a one and bring hi" into B!dg"ent ith thee? * <ho can bring a c)ean thing o!t of an !nc)ean? There is not one. + Since his da-s are deter"ined# and the n!"ber of his "onths is ith thee# and tho! hast appointed his bo!nds that he cannot pass# / )ook a a- fro" hi"# and desist# that he "a- enBo-# )ike a hire)ing# his da-. 0 '@or there is hope for a tree# if it be c!t do n# that it i)) spro!t again# and that its shoots i)) not cease. 1 Tho!gh its root gro o)d in the earth# and its st!"p die in the gro!nd# 3 -et at the scent of ater it i)) b!d and p!t forth branches )ike a -o!ng p)ant. 14 B!t "an dies# and is )aid )o $ "an breathes his )ast# and here is he? 11 &s aters fai) fro" a )ake# and a river astes a a- and dries !p# 12 so "an )ies do n and rises not again$ ti)) the heavens are no "ore he i)) not a ake# or be ro!sed o!t of his s)eep. 1% 8h that tho! o!)dest hide "e in Sheo)# that tho! o!)dest concea) "e !nti) th- rath be past# that tho! o!)dest appoint "e a set ti"e# and re"e"ber "eA 1* If a "an die# sha)) he )ive again? &)) the da-s of "- service I o!)d ait# ti)) "- re)ease sho!)d co"e. 1+ Tho! o!)dest ca))# and I o!)d ans er thee$ tho! o!)dest )ong for the ork of thhands. 1/ @or then tho! o!)dest n!"ber "- steps# tho! o!)dest not keep atch over "- sin$ 10 "- transgression o!)d be sea)ed !p in a bag# and tho! o!)dest cover over "- iniG!it-.

11 'B!t the "o!ntain fa))s and cr!"b)es a a-# and the rock is re"oved fro" its p)ace$ 13 the aters ear a a- the stones$ the torrents ash a a- the soi) of the earth$ so tho! destro-est the hope of "an. 24 Tho! prevai)est for ever against hi"# and he passes$ tho! changest his co!ntenance# and sendest hi" a a-. 21 2is sons co"e to honor# and he does not kno it$ the- are bro!ght )o # and he perceives it not. 22 2e fee)s on)- the pain of his o n bod-# and he "o!rns on)- for hi"se)f.' Chapter 1+ 1 Then 5)i>phaE the Te>"anite ans ered6 2 'Sho!)d a ise "an ans er ith indkno )edge# and fi)) hi"se)f ith the east ind? % Sho!)d he arg!e in !nprofitab)e ta)k# or in ords ith hich he can do no good? * B!t -o! are doing a a- ith the fear of God# and hindering "editation before God. + @or -o!r iniG!it- teaches -o!r "o!th# and -o! choose the tong!e of the craft-. / ;o!r o n "o!th conde"ns -o!# and not I$ -o!r o n )ips testif- against -o!. 0 '&re -o! the first "an that as born? 8r ere -o! bro!ght forth before the hi))s? 1 2ave -o! )istened in the co!nci) of God? &nd do -o! )i"it isdo" to -o!rse)f? 3 <hat do -o! kno that e do not kno ? <hat do -o! !nderstand that is not c)ear to !s? 14 Both the gra-9haired and the aged are a"ong !s# o)der than -o!r father. 11 &re the conso)ations of God too s"a)) for -o!# or the ord that dea)s gent)- ith -o!? 12 <h- does -o!r heart carr- -o! a a-# and h- do -o!r e-es f)ash# 1% that -o! t!rn -o!r spirit against God# and )et s!ch ords go o!t of -o!r "o!th? 1* <hat is "an# that he can be c)ean? 8r he that is born of a o"an# that he can be righteo!s? 1+ Beho)d# God p!ts no tr!st in his ho)- ones# and the heavens are not c)ean in his sight$ 1/ ho "!ch )ess one ho is abo"inab)e and corr!pt# a "an ho drinks iniG!it- )ike aterA 10 'I i)) sho -o!# hear "e$ and hat I have seen I i)) dec)are 11 H hat ise "en have to)d# and their fathers have not hidden# 13 to ho" a)one the )and as given# and no stranger passed a"ong the"I. 24 The icked "an rithes in pain a)) his da-s# thro!gh a)) the -ears that are )aid !p for the r!th)ess. 21 Terrif-ing so!nds are in his ears$ in prosperit- the destro-er i)) co"e !pon hi". 22 2e does not be)ieve that he i)) ret!rn o!t of darkness# and he is destined for the s ord. 2% 2e anders abroad for bread# sa-ing# ><here is it?> 2e kno s that a da- of darkness is read- at his hand$ 2* distress and ang!ish terrif- hi"$ the- prevai) against hi"# )ike a king prepared for batt)e. 2+ Beca!se he has stretched forth his hand against God# and bids defiance to the &)"ight-# 2/ r!nning st!bborn)- against hi" ith a thick9bossed shie)d$ 20 beca!se he has covered his face ith his fat# and gathered fat !pon his )oins# 21 and has )ived in deso)ate cities# in ho!ses hich no "an sho!)d inhabit# hich ere destined to beco"e heaps of r!ins$ 23 he i)) not be rich# and his ea)th i)) not end!re# nor i)) he strike root in the earth$ %4 he i)) not escape fro" darkness$ the f)a"e i)) dr- !p his shoots# and his b)osso" i)) be s ept a a- b- the ind. %1 (et hi" not tr!st in e"ptiness# deceiving hi"se)f$ for e"ptiness i)) be his reco"pense. %2 It i)) be paid in f!)) before his ti"e# and his branch i)) not be green. %% 2e i)) shake off his !nripe grape# )ike the vine# and cast off his b)osso"# )ike the o)ive tree. %* @or the co"pan- of the god)ess is barren# and fire

cons!"es the tents of briber-. %+ The- conceive "ischief and bring forth evi) and their heart prepares deceit.' Chapter 1/ 1 Then Dob ans ered6 2 'I have heard "an- s!ch things$ "iserab)e co"forters are -o! a)). % Sha)) ind- ords have an end? 8r hat provokes -o! that -o! ans er? * I a)so co!)d speak as -o! do# if -o! ere in "- p)ace$ I co!)d Boin ords together against -o!# and shake "- head at -o!. + I co!)d strengthen -o! ith "- "o!th# and the so)ace of ")ips o!)d ass!age -o!r pain. / 'If I speak# "- pain is not ass!aged# and if I forbear# ho "!ch of it )eaves "e? 0 S!re)- no God has orn "e o!t$ he has "ade deso)ate a)) "- co"pan-. 1 &nd he has shrive)ed "e !p# hich is a itness against "e$ and "- )eanness has risen !p against "e# it testifies to "- face. 3 2e has torn "e in his rath# and hated "e$ he has gnashed his teeth at "e$ "- adversar- sharpens his e-es against "e. 14 =en have gaped at "e ith their "o!th# the- have str!ck "e inso)ent)- !pon the cheek# the- "ass the"se)ves together against "e. 11 God gives "e !p to the !ngod)-# and casts "e into the hands of the icked. 12 I as at ease# and he broke "e as!nder$ he seiEed "e b- the neck and dashed "e to pieces$ he set "e !p as his target# 1% his archers s!rro!nd "e. 2e s)ashes open "- kidne-s# and does not spare$ he po!rs o!t "- ga)) on the gro!nd. 1* 2e breaks "e ith breach !pon breach$ he r!ns !pon "e )ike a arrior. 1+ I have se ed sackc)oth !pon "- skin# and have )aid "- strength in the d!st. 1/ =- face is red ith eeping# and on "- e-e)ids is deep darkness$ 10 a)tho!gh there is no vio)ence in "- hands# and "pra-er is p!re. 11 '8 earth# cover not "- b)ood# and )et "- cr- find no resting p)ace. 13 5ven no # beho)d# "- itness is in heaven# and he that vo!ches for "e is on high. 24 =- friends scorn "e$ "- e-e po!rs o!t tears to God# 21 that he o!)d "aintain the right of a "an ith God# )ike that of a "an ith his neighbor. 22 @or hen a fe -ears have co"e I sha)) go the a- hence I sha)) not ret!rn. Chapter 10 1 =- spirit is broken# "- da-s are e7tinct# the grave is read- for "e. 2 S!re)- there are "ockers abo!t "e# and "- e-e d e))s on their provocation. % '(a- do n a p)edge for "e ith th-se)f$ ho is there that i)) give s!ret- for "e? * Since tho! hast c)osed their "inds to !nderstanding# therefore tho! i)t not )et the" tri!"ph. + 2e ho infor"s against his friends to get a share of their propert-# the e-es of his chi)dren i)) fai).

/ '2e has "ade "e a b- ord of the peop)es# and I a" one before ho" "en spit. 0 =e-e has gro n di" fro" grief# and a)) "- "e"bers are )ike a shado . 1 Jpright "en are appa))ed at this# and the innocent stirs hi"se)f !p against the god)ess. 3 ;et the righteo!s ho)ds to his a-# and he that has c)ean hands gro s stronger and stronger. 14 B!t -o!# co"e on again# a)) of -o!# and I sha)) not find a ise "an a"ong -o!. 11 =- da-s are past# "- p)ans are broken off# the desires of "- heart. 12 The- "ake night into da-$ >The )ight#> the- sa-# >is near to the darkness.> 1% If I )ook for Sheo) as "- ho!se# if I spread "co!ch in darkness# 1* if I sa- to the pit# >;o! are "- father#> and to the or"# >="other#> or >=- sister#> 1+ here then is "- hope? <ho i)) see "- hope? 1/ <i)) it go do n to the bars of Sheo)? Sha)) e descend together into the d!st?' Chapter 11 1 Then Bi)dad the Sh!hite ans ered6 2 '2o )ong i)) -o! h!nt for ords? Consider# and then e i)) speak. % <h- are e co!nted as catt)e? <h- are e st!pid in -o!r sight? * ;o! ho tear -o!rse)f in -o!r anger# sha)) the earth be forsaken for -o!# or the rock be re"oved o!t of its p)ace? + ';ea# the )ight of the icked is p!t o!t# and the f)a"e of his fire does not shine. / The )ight is dark in his tent# and his )a"p above hi" is p!t o!t. 0 2is strong steps are shortened and his o n sche"es thro hi" do n. 1 @or he is cast into a net b- his o n feet# and he a)ks on a pitfa)). 3 & trap seiEes hi" b- the hee)# a snare )a-s ho)d of hi". 14 & rope is hid for hi" in the gro!nd# a trap for hi" in the path. 11 Terrors frighten hi" on ever- side# and chase hi" at his hee)s. 12 2is strength is h!nger9bitten# and ca)a"it- is read- for his st!"b)ing. 1% B- disease his skin is cons!"ed# the first9born of death cons!"es his )i"bs. 1* 2e is torn fro" the tent in hich he tr!sted# and is bro!ght to the king of terrors. 1+ In his tent d e))s that hich is none of his$ bri"stone is scattered !pon his habitation. 1/ 2is roots dr- !p beneath# and his branches ither above. 10 2is "e"or- perishes fro" the earth# and he has no na"e in the street. 11 2e is thr!st fro" )ight into darkness# and driven o!t of the or)d. 13 2e has no offspring or descendant a"ong his peop)e# and no s!rvivor here he !sed to )ive. 24 The- of the est are appa))ed at his da-# and horror seiEes the" of the east. 21 S!re)- s!ch are the d e))ings of the !ngod)-# s!ch is the p)ace of hi" ho kno s not God.' Chapter 13 1 Then Dob ans ered6 2 '2o )ong i)) -o! tor"ent "e# and break "e in pieces ith ords? % These ten ti"es -o! have cast reproach !pon "e$ are -o! not asha"ed to rong "e? * &nd even if it be tr!e that I have erred# "- error re"ains ith "-se)f. + If indeed -o! "agnif- -o!rse)ves against "e# and "ake "- h!"i)iation an arg!"ent against "e# / kno then that God has p!t "e in the rong# and c)osed his net abo!t "e. 0 Beho)d# I cro!t# >Vio)enceA> b!t I a" not ans ered$ I ca)) a)o!d# b!t there is no B!stice. 1 2e has a))ed !p "- a-# so that I cannot pass# and he has set darkness !pon "- paths. 3 2e has stripped fro" "e "- g)or-# and taken the cro n fro" "- head. 14 2e breaks "e do n on ever- side# and I a" gone# and "- hope has he p!))ed !p )ike a tree. 11 2e has kind)ed

his rath against "e# and co!nts "e as his adversar-. 12 2is troops co"e on together$ the- have cast !p siege orks against "e# and enca"p ro!nd abo!t "- tent. 1% '2e has p!t "- brethren far fro" "e# and "- acG!aintances are ho))- estranged fro" "e. 1* =- kinsfo)k and "- c)ose friends have fai)ed "e$ 1+ the g!ests in "- ho!se have forgotten "e$ "- "aidservants co!nt "e as a stranger$ I have beco"e an a)ien in their e-es. 1/ I ca)) to "- servant# b!t he gives "e no ans er$ I "!st beseech hi" ith "- "o!th. 10 I a" rep!)sive to "- ife# )oathso"e to the sons of "- o n "other. 11 5ven -o!ng chi)dren despise "e$ hen I rise the- ta)k against "e. 13 &)) "- inti"ate friends abhor "e# and those ho" I )oved have t!rned against "e. 24 =- bones c)eave to "- skin and to "- f)esh# and I have escaped b- the skin of "- teeth. 21 2ave pit- on "e# have pit- on "e# 8 -o! "- friends# for the hand of God has to!ched "eA 22 <h- do -o!# )ike God# p!rs!e "e? <h- are -o! not satisfied ith "- f)esh? 2% '8h that "- ords ere rittenA 8h that the- ere inscribed in a bookA 2* 8h that ith an iron pen and )ead the- ere graven in the rock for everA 2+ @or I kno that "Redee"er )ives# and at )ast he i)) stand !pon the earth$ 2/ and after "- skin has been th!s destro-ed# then fro" "- f)esh I sha)) see God# 20 ho" I sha)) see on "- side# and "- e-es sha)) beho)d# and not another. =- heart faints ithin "eA 21 If -o! sa-# >2o e i)) p!rs!e hi"A> and# >The root of the "atter is fo!nd in hi">$ 23 be afraid of the s ord# for rath brings the p!nish"ent of the s ord# that -o! "a- kno there is a B!dg"ent.' Chapter 24 1 Then Cophar the .a>a"athite ans ered6 2 'Therefore "- tho!ghts ans er "e# beca!se of "- haste ithin "e. % I hear cens!re hich ins!)ts "e# and o!t of "- !nderstanding a spirit ans ers "e. * ,o -o! not kno this fro" of o)d# since "an as p)aced !pon earth# + that the e7!)ting of the icked is short# and the Bo- of the god)ess b!t for a "o"ent? / Tho!gh his height "o!nt !p to the heavens# and his head reach to the c)o!ds# 0 he i)) perish for ever )ike his o n d!ng$ those ho have seen hi" i)) sa-# ><here is he?> 1 2e i)) f)- a a- )ike a drea"# and not be fo!nd$ he i)) be chased a a- )ike a vision of the night. 3 The e-e hich sa hi" i)) see hi" no "ore# nor i)) his p)ace an- "ore beho)d hi". 14 2is chi)dren i)) seek the favor of the poor# and his hands i)) give back his ea)th. 11 2is bones are f!)) of -o!thf!) vigor# b!t it i)) )ie do n ith hi" in the d!st. 12 'Tho!gh ickedness is s eet in his "o!th# tho!gh he hides it !nder his tong!e# 1% tho!gh he is )oath to )et it go# and ho)ds it in his "o!th# 1* -et his food is t!rned in his sto"ach$ it is the ga)) of asps ithin hi". 1+ 2e s a))o s do n riches and vo"its the" !p again$ God casts the" o!t of his be))-. 1/ 2e i)) s!ck the poison of asps$ the tong!e of a viper i)) ki)) hi". 10 2e i)) not )ook !pon the rivers# the strea"s f)o ing ith hone- and c!rds. 11 2e i)) give back the fr!it of his toi)# and i)) not s a))o it do n$ fro" the profit of his trading he i)) get no enBo-"ent. 13 @or he has cr!shed and abandoned the poor# he has seiEed a ho!se hich he did not b!i)d.

24 'Beca!se his greed kne no rest# he i)) not save an-thing in hich he de)ights. 21 There as nothing )eft after he had eaten$ therefore his prosperit- i)) not end!re. 22 In the f!)ness of his s!fficienc- he i)) be in straits$ a)) the force of "iser- i)) co"e !pon hi". 2% To fi)) his be))- to the f!)) God i)) send his fierce anger into hi"# and rain it !pon hi" as his food. 2* 2e i)) f)ee fro" an iron eapon$ a bronEe arro i)) strike hi" thro!gh. 2+ It is dra n forth and co"es o!t of his bod-# the g)ittering point co"es o!t of his ga))$ terrors co"e !pon hi". 2/ Jtter darkness is )aid !p for his treas!res$ a fire not b)o n !pon i)) devo!r hi"$ hat is )eft in his tent i)) be cons!"ed. 20 The heavens i)) revea) his iniG!it-# and the earth i)) rise !p against hi". 21 The possessions of his ho!se i)) be carried a a-# dragged off in the da- of God>s rath. 23 This is the icked "an>s portion fro" God# the heritage decreed for hi" b- God.' Chapter 21 1 Then Dob ans ered6 2 '(isten caref!))- to "- ords# and )et this be -o!r conso)ation. % Bear ith "e# and I i)) speak# and after I have spoken# "ock on. * &s for "e# is "co"p)aint against "an? <h- sho!)d I not be i"patient? + (ook at "e# and be appa))ed# and )a- -o!r hand !pon -o!r "o!th. / <hen I think of it I a" dis"a-ed# and sh!ddering seiEes "- f)esh. 0 <h- do the icked )ive# reach o)d age# and gro "ight- in po er? 1 Their chi)dren are estab)ished in their presence# and their offspring before their e-es. 3 Their ho!ses are safe fro" fear# and no rod of God is !pon the". 14 Their b!)) breeds itho!t fai)$ their co ca)ves# and does not cast her ca)f. 11 The- send forth their )itt)e ones )ike a f)ock# and their chi)dren dance. 12 The- sing to the ta"bo!rine and the )-re# and reBoice to the so!nd of the pipe. 1% The- spend their da-s in prosperit-# and in peace the- go do n to Sheo). 1* The- sa- to God# >,epart fro" !sA <e do not desire the kno )edge of th- a-s. 1+ <hat is the &)"ight-# that e sho!)d serve hi"? &nd hat profit do e get if e pra- to hi"?> 1/ Beho)d# is not their prosperit- in their hand? The co!nse) of the icked is far fro" "e. 10 '2o often is it that the )a"p of the icked is p!t o!t? That their ca)a"it- co"es !pon the"? That God distrib!tes pains in his anger? 11 That the- are )ike stra before the ind# and )ike chaff that the stor" carries a a-? 13 ;o! sa-# >God stores !p their iniG!it- for their sons.> (et hi" reco"pense it to the"se)ves# that the- "a- kno it. 24 (et their o n e-es see their destr!ction# and )et the" drink of the rath of the &)"ight-. 21 @or hat do the- care for their ho!ses after the"# hen the n!"ber of their "onths is c!t off? 22 <i)) an- teach God kno )edge# seeing that he B!dges those that are on high? 2% 8ne dies in f!)) prosperit-# being ho))- at ease and sec!re# 2* his bod- f!)) of fat and the "arro of his bones "oist. 2+ &nother dies in bitterness of so!)# never having tasted of good. 2/ The- )ie do n a)ike in the d!st# and the or"s cover the". 20 'Beho)d# I kno -o!r tho!ghts# and -o!r sche"es to rong "e. 21 @or -o! sa-# ><here is the ho!se of the prince? <here is the tent in hich the icked d e)t?> 23 2ave

-o! not asked those ho trave) the roads# and do -o! not accept their testi"on- %4 that the icked "an is spared in the da- of ca)a"it-# that he is resc!ed in the da- of rath? %1 <ho dec)ares his a- to his face# and ho reG!ites hi" for hat he has done? %2 <hen he is borne to the grave# atch is kept over his to"b. %% The c)ods of the va))e- are s eet to hi"$ a)) "en fo))o after hi"# and those ho go before hi" are inn!"erab)e. %* 2o then i)) -o! co"fort "e ith e"pt- nothings? There is nothing )eft of -o!r ans ers b!t fa)sehood.' Chapter 22 1 Then 5)i>phaE the Te>"anite ans ered6 2 'Can a "an be profitab)e to God? S!re)- he ho is ise is profitab)e to hi"se)f. % Is it an- p)eas!re to the &)"ight- if -o! are righteo!s# or is it gain to hi" if -o! "ake -o!r a-s b)a"e)ess? * Is it for -o!r fear of hi" that he reproves -o!# and enters into B!dg"ent ith -o!? + Is not -o!r ickedness great? There is no end to -o!r iniG!ities. / @or -o! have e7acted p)edges of -o!r brothers for nothing# and stripped the naked of their c)othing. 0 ;o! have given no ater to the ear- to drink# and -o! have ithhe)d bread fro" the h!ngr-. 1 The "an ith po er possessed the )and# and the favored "an d e)t in it. 3 ;o! have sent ido s a ae"pt-# and the ar"s of the father)ess ere cr!shed. 14 Therefore snares are ro!nd abo!t -o!# and s!dden terror over he)"s -o!$ 11 -o!r )ight is darkened# so that -o! cannot see# and a f)ood of ater covers -o!. 12 'Is not God high in the heavens? See the highest stars# ho )oft- the- areA 1% Therefore -o! sa-# ><hat does God kno ? Can he B!dge thro!gh the deep darkness? 1* Thick c)o!ds en rap hi"# so that he does not see# and he a)ks on the va!)t of heaven.> 1+ <i)) -o! keep to the o)d a- hich icked "en have trod? 1/ The- ere snatched a a- before their ti"e$ their fo!ndation as ashed a a-. 10 The- said to God# >,epart fro" !s#> and ><hat can the &)"ight- do to !s?> 11 ;et he fi))ed their ho!ses ith good things99b!t the co!nse) of the icked is far fro" "e. 13 The righteo!s see it and are g)ad$ the innocent )a!gh the" to scorn# 24 sa-ing# >S!re)- o!r adversaries are c!t off# and hat the- )eft the fire has cons!"ed.> 21 '&gree ith God# and be at peace$ thereb- good i)) co"e to -o!. 22 Receive instr!ction fro" his "o!th# and )a- !p his ords in -o!r heart. 2% If -o! ret!rn to the &)"ight- and h!"b)e -o!rse)f# if -o! re"ove !nrighteo!sness far fro" -o!r tents# 2* if -o! )a- go)d in the d!st# and go)d of 8phir a"ong the stones of the torrent bed# 2+ and if the &)"ight- is -o!r go)d# and -o!r precio!s si)ver$ 2/ then -o! i)) de)ight -o!rse)f in the &)"ight-# and )ift !p -o!r face to God. 20 ;o! i)) "ake -o!r pra-er to hi"# and he i)) hear -o!$ and -o! i)) pa- -o!r vo s. 21 ;o! i)) decide on a "atter# and it i)) be estab)ished for -o!# and )ight i)) shine on -o!r a-s. 23 @or God abases the pro!d# b!t he saves the )o )-. %4 2e de)ivers the innocent "an$ -o! i)) be de)ivered thro!gh the c)eanness of -o!r hands.' Chapter 2%

1 Then Dob ans ered6 2 'Toda- a)so "- co"p)aint is bitter# his hand is heav- in spite of "- groaning. % 8h# that I kne here I "ight find hi"# that I "ight co"e even to his seatA * I o!)d )a- "- case before hi" and fi)) "- "o!th ith arg!"ents. + I o!)d )earn hat he o!)d ans er "e# and !nderstand hat he o!)d sa- to "e. / <o!)d he contend ith "e in the greatness of his po er? .o$ he o!)d give heed to "e. 0 There an !pright "an co!)d reason ith hi"# and I sho!)d be acG!itted for ever b- "- B!dge. 1 'Beho)d# I go for ard# b!t he is not there$ and back ard# b!t I cannot perceive hi"$ 3 on the )eft hand I seek hi"# b!t I cannot beho)d hi"$ I t!rn to the right hand# b!t I cannot see hi". 14 B!t he kno s the a- that I take$ hen he has tried "e# I sha)) co"e forth as go)d. 11 =- foot has he)d fast to his steps$ I have kept his a- and have not t!rned aside. 12 I have not departed fro" the co""and"ent of his )ips$ I have treas!red in "- boso" the ords of his "o!th. 1% B!t he is !nchangeab)e and ho can t!rn hi"? <hat he desires# that he does. 1* @or he i)) co"p)ete hat he appoints for "e$ and "an- s!ch things are in his "ind. 1+ Therefore I a" terrified at his presence$ hen I consider# I a" in dread of hi". 1/ God has "ade "- heart faint$ the &)"ight- has terrified "e$ 10 for I a" he""ed in b- darkness# and thick darkness covers "- face. Chapter 2* 1 '<h- are not ti"es of B!dg"ent kept b- the &)"ight-# and h- do those ho kno hi" never see his da-s? 2 =en re"ove )and"arks$ the- seiEe f)ocks and past!re the". % The- drive a a- the ass of the father)ess$ the- take the ido >s o7 for a p)edge. * Thethr!st the poor off the road$ the poor of the earth a)) hide the"se)ves. + Beho)d# )ike i)d asses in the desert the- go forth to their toi)# seeking pre- in the i)derness as food for their chi)dren. / The- gather their fodder in the fie)d and the- g)ean the vine-ard of the icked "an. 0 The- )ie a)) night naked# itho!t c)othing# and have no covering in the co)d. 1 The- are et ith the rain of the "o!ntains# and c)ing to the rock for ant of she)ter. 3 HThere are those ho snatch the father)ess chi)d fro" the breast# and take in p)edge the infant of the poor.I 14 The- go abo!t naked# itho!t c)othing$ h!ngr-# thecarr- the sheaves$ 11 a"ong the o)ive ro s of the icked the- "ake oi)$ the- tread the ine presses# b!t s!ffer thirst. 12 @ro" o!t of the cit- the d-ing groan# and the so!) of the o!nded cries for he)p$ -et God pa-s no attention to their pra-er. 1% 'There are those ho rebe) against the )ight# ho are not acG!ainted ith its a-s# and do not sta- in its paths. 1* The "!rderer rises in the dark# that he "a- ki)) the poor and need-$ and in the night he is as a thief. 1+ The e-e of the ad!)terer a)so aits for the t i)ight# sa-ing# >.o e-e i)) see "e>$ and he disg!ises his face. 1/ In the dark the- dig thro!gh ho!ses$ b- da- the- sh!t the"se)ves !p$ the- do not kno the )ight. 10 @or deep darkness is "orning to a)) of the"$ for the- are friends ith the terrors of deep darkness.

11 ';o! sa-# 'The- are s ift)- carried a a- !pon the face of the aters$ their portion is c!rsed in the )and$ no treader t!rns to ard their vine-ards. 13 ,ro!ght and heat snatch a a- the sno aters$ so does Sheo) those ho have sinned. 24 The sG!ares of the to n forget the"$ their na"e is no )onger re"e"bered$ so ickedness is broken )ike a tree.> 21 'The- feed on the barren chi)d)ess o"an# and do no good to the ido . 22 ;et God pro)ongs the )ife of the "ight- b- his po er$ the- rise !p hen the- despair of )ife. 2% 2e gives the" sec!rit-# and the- are s!pported$ and his e-es are !pon their a-s. 2* Theare e7a)ted a )itt)e hi)e# and then are gone$ the- ither and fade )ike the "a))o $ theare c!t off )ike the heads of grain. 2+ If it is not so# ho i)) prove "e a )iar# and sho that there is nothing in hat I sa-?' Chapter 2+ 1 Then Bi)dad the Sh!hite ans ered6 2 ',o"inion and fear are ith God$ he "akes peace in his high heaven. % Is there an- n!"ber to his ar"ies? Jpon ho" does his )ight not arise? * 2o then can "an be righteo!s before God? 2o can he ho is born of o"an be c)ean? + Beho)d# even the "oon is not bright and the stars are not c)ean in his sight$ / ho "!ch )ess "an# ho is a "aggot# and the son of "an# ho is a or"A' Chapter 2/ 1 Then Dob ans ered6 2 '2o -o! have he)ped hi" ho has no po erA 2o -o! have saved the ar" that has no strengthA % 2o -o! have co!nse)ed hi" ho has no isdo"# and p)entif!))- dec)ared so!nd kno )edgeA * <ith hose he)p have -o! !ttered ords# and hose spirit has co"e forth fro" -o!? + The shades be)o tre"b)e# the aters and their inhabitants. / Sheo) is naked before God# and &baddon has no covering. 0 2e stretches o!t the north over the void# and hangs the earth !pon nothing. 1 2e binds !p the aters in his thick c)o!ds# and the c)o!d is not rent !nder the". 3 2e covers the face of the "oon# and spreads over it his c)o!d. 14 2e has described a circ)e !pon the face of the aters at the bo!ndar- bet een )ight and darkness. 11 The pi))ars of heaven tre"b)e# and are asto!nded at his reb!ke. 12 B- his po er he sti))ed the sea$ b- his !nderstanding he s"ote Rahab. 1% B- his ind the heavens ere "ade fair$ his hand pierced the f)eeing serpent. 1* (o# these are b!t the o!tskirts of his a-s$ and ho s"a)) a hisper do e hear of hi"A B!t the th!nder of his po er ho can !nderstand?' Chapter 20 1 &nd Dob again took !p his disco!rse# and said6 2 '&s God )ives# ho has taken a a"- right# and the &)"ight-# ho has "ade "- so!) bitter$ % as )ong as "- breath is in "e# and the spirit of God is in "- nostri)s$ * "- )ips i)) not speak fa)sehood# and "tong!e i)) not !tter deceit. + @ar be it fro" "e to sa- that -o! are right$ ti)) I die I i)) not p!t a a- "- integrit- fro" "e. / I ho)d fast "- righteo!sness# and i)) not )et it go$ "- heart does not reproach "e for an- of "- da-s.

0 '(et "- ene"- be as the icked# and )et hi" that rises !p against "e be as the !nrighteo!s. 1 @or hat is the hope of the god)ess hen God c!ts hi" off# hen God takes a a- his )ife? 3 <i)) God hear his cr-# hen tro!b)e co"es !pon hi"? 14 <i)) he take de)ight in the &)"ight-? <i)) he ca)) !pon God at a)) ti"es? 11 I i)) teach -o! concerning the hand of God$ hat is ith the &)"ight- I i)) not concea). 12 Beho)d# a)) of -o! have seen it -o!rse)ves$ h- then have -o! beco"e a)together vain? 1% 'This is the portion of a icked "an ith God# and the heritage hich oppressors receive fro" the &)"ight-6 1* If his chi)dren are "!)tip)ied# it is for the s ord$ and his offspring have not eno!gh to eat. 1+ Those ho s!rvive hi" the pesti)ence b!ries# and their ido s "ake no )a"entation. 1/ Tho!gh he heap !p si)ver )ike d!st# and pi)e !p c)othing )ike c)a-$ 10 he "a- pi)e it !p# b!t the B!st i)) ear it# and the innocent i)) divide the si)ver. 11 The ho!se hich he b!i)ds is )ike a spider>s eb# )ike a booth hich a atch"an "akes. 13 2e goes to bed rich# b!t i)) do so no "ore$ he opens his e-es# and his ea)th is gone. 24 Terrors overtake hi" )ike a f)ood$ in the night a hir) ind carries hi" off. 21 The east ind )ifts hi" !p and he is gone$ it s eeps hi" o!t of his p)ace. 22 It h!r)s at hi" itho!t pit-$ he f)ees fro" its po er in head)ong f)ight. 2% It c)aps its hands at hi"# and hisses at hi" fro" its p)ace. Chapter 21 1 'S!re)- there is a "ine for si)ver# and a p)ace for go)d hich the- refine. 2 Iron is taken o!t of the earth# and copper is s"e)ted fro" the ore. % =en p!t an end to darkness# and search o!t to the farthest bo!nd the ore in g)oo" and deep darkness. * The- open shafts in a va))e- a a- fro" here "en )ive$ the- are forgotten b- trave)ers# the- hang afar fro" "en# the- s ing to and fro. + &s for the earth# o!t of it co"es bread$ b!t !nderneath it is t!rned !p as b- fire. / Its stones are the p)ace of sapphires# and it has d!st of go)d. 0 'That path no bird of pre- kno s# and the fa)con>s e-e has not seen it. 1 The pro!d beasts have not trodden it$ the )ion has not passed over it. 3 '=an p!ts his hand to the f)int- rock# and overt!rns "o!ntains b- the roots. 14 2e c!ts o!t channe)s in the rocks# and his e-e sees ever- precio!s thing. 11 2e binds !p the strea"s so that the- do not trick)e# and the thing that is hid he brings forth to )ight. 12 'B!t here sha)) isdo" be fo!nd? &nd here is the p)ace of !nderstanding? 1% =an does not kno the a- to it# and it is not fo!nd in the )and of the )iving. 1* The deep sa-s# >It is not in "e#> and the sea sa-s# >It is not ith "e.> 1+ It cannot be gotten for go)d# and si)ver cannot be eighed as its price. 1/ It cannot be va)!ed in the go)d of 8phir# in precio!s on-7 or sapphire. 10 Go)d and g)ass cannot eG!a) it# nor can it be e7changed for Be e)s of fine go)d. 11 .o "ention sha)) be "ade of cora) or of cr-sta)$ the price of isdo" is above pear)s. 13 The topaE of 5thiopia cannot co"pare ith it# nor can it be va)!ed in p!re go)d.

24 '<hence then co"es isdo"? &nd here is the p)ace of !nderstanding? 21 It is hid fro" the e-es of a)) )iving# and concea)ed fro" the birds of the air. 22 &baddon and ,eath sa-# ><e have heard a r!"or of it ith o!r ears.> 2% 'God !nderstands the a- to it# and he kno s its p)ace. 2* @or he )ooks to the ends of the earth# and sees ever-thing !nder the heavens. 2+ <hen he gave to the ind its eight# and "eted o!t the aters b- "eas!re$ 2/ hen he "ade a decree for the rain# and a afor the )ightning of the th!nder$ 20 then he sa it and dec)ared it$ he estab)ished it# and searched it o!t. 21 &nd he said to "an# >Beho)d# the fear of the (ord# that is isdo"$ and to depart fro" evi) is !nderstanding.>' Chapter 23 1 &nd Dob again took !p his disco!rse# and said6 2 '8h# that I ere as in the "onths of o)d# as in the da-s hen God atched over "e$ % hen his )a"p shone !pon "- head# and b- his )ight I a)ked thro!gh darkness$ * as I as in "- a!t!"n da-s# hen the friendship of God as !pon "- tent$ + hen the &)"ight- as -et ith "e# hen "chi)dren ere abo!t "e$ / hen "- steps ere ashed ith "i)k# and the rock po!red o!t for "e strea"s of oi)A 0 <hen I ent o!t to the gate of the cit-# hen I prepared "seat in the sG!are# 1 the -o!ng "en sa "e and ithdre # and the aged rose and stood$ 3 the princes refrained fro" ta)king# and )aid their hand on their "o!th$ 14 the voice of the nob)es as h!shed# and their tong!e c)eaved to the roof of their "o!th. 11 <hen the ear heard# it ca))ed "e b)essed# and hen the e-e sa # it approved$ 12 beca!se I de)ivered the poor ho cried# and the father)ess ho had none to he)p hi". 1% The b)essing of hi" ho as abo!t to perish ca"e !pon "e# and I ca!sed the ido >s heart to sing for Bo-. 1* I p!t on righteo!sness# and it c)othed "e$ "- B!stice as )ike a robe and a t!rban. 1+ I as e-es to the b)ind# and feet to the )a"e. 1/ I as a father to the poor# and I searched o!t the ca!se of hi" ho" I did not kno . 10 I broke the fangs of the !nrighteo!s# and "ade hi" drop his pre- fro" his teeth. 11 Then I tho!ght# >I sha)) die in "- nest# and I sha)) "!)tip)- "- da-s as the sand# 13 "- roots spread o!t to the aters# ith the de a)) night on "- branches# 24 "- g)or- fresh ith "e# and "- bo ever ne in "- hand.> 21 '=en )istened to "e# and aited# and kept si)ence for "- co!nse). 22 &fter I spoke the- did not speak again# and "- ord dropped !pon the". 2% The- aited for "e as for the rain$ and the- opened their "o!ths as for the spring rain. 2* I s"i)ed on the" hen the- had no confidence$ and the )ight of "- co!ntenance the- did not cast do n. 2+ I chose their a-# and sat as chief# and I d e)t )ike a king a"ong his troops# )ike one ho co"forts "o!rners. Chapter %4

1 'B!t no the- "ake sport of "e# "en ho are -o!nger than I# hose fathers I o!)d have disdained to set ith the dogs of "- f)ock. 2 <hat co!)d I gain fro" the strength of their hands# "en hose vigor is gone? % Thro!gh ant and hard h!nger the- gna the dr- and deso)ate gro!nd$ * the- pick "a))o and the )eaves of b!shes# and to ar" the"se)ves the roots of the broo". + The- are driven o!t fro" a"ong "en$ the- sho!t after the" as after a thief. / In the g!))ies of the torrents the- "!st d e))# in ho)es of the earth and of the rocks. 0 &"ong the b!shes the- bra-$ !nder the nett)es the- h!dd)e together. 1 & sense)ess# a disrep!tab)e brood# the- have been hipped o!t of the )and. 3 '&nd no I have beco"e their song# I a" a b- ord to the". 14 The- abhor "e# thekeep a)oof fro" "e$ the- do not hesitate to spit at the sight of "e. 11 Beca!se God has )oosed "- cord and h!"b)ed "e# the- have cast off restraint in "- presence. 12 8n "right hand the rabb)e rise# the- drive "e forth# the- cast !p against "e their a-s of destr!ction. 1% The- break !p "- path# the- pro"ote "- ca)a"it-$ no one restrains the". 1* &s thro!gh a ide breach the- co"e$ a"id the crash the- ro)) on. 1+ Terrors are t!rned !pon "e$ "- honor is p!rs!ed as b- the ind# and "- prosperit- has passed a a)ike a c)o!d. 1/ '&nd no "- so!) is po!red o!t ithin "e$ da-s of aff)iction have taken ho)d of "e. 10 The night racks "- bones# and the pain that gna s "e takes no rest. 11 <ith vio)ence it seiEes "- gar"ent$ it binds "e abo!t )ike the co))ar of "- t!nic. 13 God has cast "e into the "ire# and I have beco"e )ike d!st and ashes. 24 I cr- to thee and tho! dost not ans er "e$ I stand# and tho! dost not heed "e. 21 Tho! hast t!rned cr!e) to "e$ ith the "ight of th- hand tho! dost persec!te "e. 22 Tho! )iftest "e !p on the ind# tho! "akest "e ride on it# and tho! tossest "e abo!t in the roar of the stor". 2% ;ea# I kno that tho! i)t bring "e to death# and to the ho!se appointed for a)) )iving. 2* ';et does not one in a heap of r!ins stretch o!t his hand# and in his disaster cr- for he)p? 2+ ,id not I eep for hi" hose da- as hard? <as not "- so!) grieved for the poor? 2/ B!t hen I )ooked for good# evi) ca"e$ and hen I aited for )ight# darkness ca"e. 20 =- heart is in t!r"oi)# and is never sti))$ da-s of aff)iction co"e to "eet "e. 21 I go abo!t b)ackened# b!t not b- the s!n$ I stand !p in the asse"b)-# and cr- for he)p. 23 I a" a brother of Backa)s# and a co"panion of ostriches. %4 =- skin t!rns b)ack and fa))s fro" "e# and "- bones b!rn ith heat. %1 =- )-re is t!rned to "o!rning# and "- pipe to the voice of those ho eep. Chapter %1 1 'I have "ade a covenant ith "- e-es$ ho then co!)d I )ook !pon a virgin? 2 <hat o!)d be "- portion fro" God above# and "- heritage fro" the &)"ight- on high? % ,oes not ca)a"it- befa)) the !nrighteo!s# and disaster the orkers of iniG!it-? * ,oes not he see "- a-s# and n!"ber a)) "- steps?

+ 'If I have a)ked ith fa)sehood# and "- foot has hastened to deceit$ / H(et "e be eighed in a B!st ba)ance# and )et God kno "- integrit-AI 0 if "- step has t!rned aside fro" the a-# and "- heart has gone after "- e-es# and if an- spot has c)eaved to "hands$ 1 then )et "e so # and another eat$ and )et hat gro s for "e be rooted o!t. 3 'If "- heart has been enticed to a o"an# and I have )ain in ait at "- neighbor>s door$ 14 then )et "- ife grind for another# and )et others bo do n !pon her. 11 @or that o!)d be a heino!s cri"e$ that o!)d be an iniG!it- to be p!nished b- the B!dges$ 12 for that o!)d be a fire hich cons!"es !nto &baddon# and it o!)d b!rn to the root a)) "- increase. 1% 'If I have reBected the ca!se of "- "anservant or "- "aidservant# hen the- bro!ght a co"p)aint against "e$ 1* hat then sha)) I do hen God rises !p? <hen he "akes inG!ir-# hat sha)) I ans er hi"? 1+ ,id not he ho "ade "e in the o"b "ake hi"? &nd did not one fashion !s in the o"b? 1/ 'If I have ithhe)d an-thing that the poor desired# or have ca!sed the e-es of the ido to fai)# 10 or have eaten "- "orse) a)one# and the father)ess has not eaten of it 11 Hfor fro" his -o!th I reared hi" as a father# and fro" his "other>s o"b I g!ided hi"I$ 13 if I have seen an- one perish for )ack of c)othing# or a poor "an itho!t covering$ 24 if his )oins have not b)essed "e# and if he as not ar"ed ith the f)eece of "- sheep$ 21 if I have raised "- hand against the father)ess# beca!se I sa he)p in the gate$ 22 then )et "- sho!)der b)ade fa)) fro" "- sho!)der# and )et "- ar" be broken fro" its socket. 2% @or I as in terror of ca)a"it- fro" God# and I co!)d not have faced his "aBest-. 2* 'If I have "ade go)d "- tr!st# or ca))ed fine go)d "- confidence$ 2+ if I have reBoiced beca!se "- ea)th as great# or beca!se "- hand had gotten "!ch$ 2/ if I have )ooked at the s!n hen it shone# or the "oon "oving in sp)endor# 20 and "- heart has been secret)- enticed# and "- "o!th has kissed "- hand$ 21 this a)so o!)d be an iniG!it- to be p!nished b- the B!dges# for I sho!)d have been fa)se to God above. 23 'If I have reBoiced at the r!in of hi" that hated "e# or e7!)ted hen evi) overtook hi" %4 HI have not )et "- "o!th sin b- asking for his )ife ith a c!rseI$ %1 if the "en of "tent have not said# ><ho is there that has not been fi))ed ith his "eat?> %2 Hthe soBo!rner has not )odged in the street$ I have opened "- doors to the a-farerI$ %% if I have concea)ed "- transgressions fro" "en# b- hiding "- iniG!it- in "- boso"# %* beca!se I stood in great fear of the "!)tit!de# and the conte"pt of fa"i)ies terrified "e# so that I kept si)ence# and did not go o!t of doors99 %+ 8h# that I had one to hear "eA H2ere is "signat!reA )et the &)"ight- ans er "eAI 8h# that I had the indict"ent ritten b- "adversar-A %/ S!re)- I o!)d carr- it on "- sho!)der$ I o!)d bind it on "e as a cro n$ %0 I o!)d give hi" an acco!nt of a)) "- steps$ )ike a prince I o!)d approach hi".

%1 'If "- )and has cried o!t against "e# and its f!rro s have ept together$ %3 if I have eaten its -ie)d itho!t pa-"ent# and ca!sed the death of its o ners$ *4 )et thorns gro instead of heat# and fo!) eeds instead of bar)e-.' The ords of Dob are ended. Chapter %2 1 So these three "en ceased to ans er Dob# beca!se he as righteo!s in his o n e-es. 2 Then 5)i>h! the son of Bar>ache) the B!Eite# of the fa"i)- of Ra"# beca"e angr-. 2e as angr- at Dob beca!se he B!stified hi"se)f rather than God$ % he as angr- a)so at Dob>s three friends beca!se the- had fo!nd no ans er# a)tho!gh the- had dec)ared Dob to be in the rong. * .o 5)i>h! had aited to speak to Dob beca!se the- ere o)der than he. + &nd hen 5)i>h! sa that there as no ans er in the "o!th of these three "en# he beca"e angr-. / &nd 5)i>h! the son of Bar>ache) the B!Eite ans ered6 'I a" -o!ng in -ears# and -o! are aged$ therefore I as ti"id and afraid to dec)are "- opinion to -o!. 0 I said# >(et da-s speak# and "an- -ears teach isdo".> 1 B!t it is the spirit in a "an# the breath of the &)"ight-# that "akes hi" !nderstand. 3 It is not the o)d that are ise# nor the aged that !nderstand hat is right. 14 Therefore I sa-# >(isten to "e$ )et "e a)so dec)are "- opinion.> 11 'Beho)d# I aited for -o!r ords# I )istened for -o!r ise sa-ings# hi)e -o! searched o!t hat to sa-. 12 I gave -o! "- attention# and# beho)d# there as none that conf!ted Dob# or that ans ered his ords# a"ong -o!. 1% Be are )est -o! sa-# ><e have fo!nd isdo"$ God "a- vanG!ish hi"# not "an.> 1* 2e has not directed his ords against "e# and I i)) not ans er hi" ith -o!r speeches. 1+ 'The- are disco"fited# the- ans er no "ore$ the- have not a ord to sa-. 1/ &nd sha)) I ait# beca!se the- do not speak# beca!se the- stand there# and ans er no "ore? 10 I a)so i)) give "- ans er$ I a)so i)) dec)are "- opinion. 11 @or I a" f!)) of ords# the spirit ithin "e constrains "e. 13 Beho)d# "- heart is )ike ine that has no vent$ )ike ne ineskins# it is read- to b!rst. 24 I "!st speak# that I "a- find re)ief$ I "!st open ")ips and ans er. 21 I i)) not sho partia)it- to an- person or !se f)atter- to ard an"an. 22 @or I do not kno ho to f)atter# e)se o!)d "- =aker soon p!t an end to "e. Chapter %% 1 'B!t no # hear "- speech# 8 Dob# and )isten to a)) "- ords. 2 Beho)d# I open ""o!th$ the tong!e in "- "o!th speaks. % =- ords dec)are the !prightness of "- heart# and hat "- )ips kno the- speak sincere)-. * The spirit of God has "ade "e# and the breath of the &)"ight- gives "e )ife. + &ns er "e# if -o! can$ set -o!r ords in order before "e$ take -o!r stand. / Beho)d# I a" to ard God as -o! are$ I too as for"ed fro" a piece of c)a-. 0 Beho)d# no fear of "e need terrif- -o!$ "- press!re i)) not be heav-

!pon -o!. 1 'S!re)-# -o! have spoken in "- hearing# and I have heard the so!nd of -o!r ords. 3 ;o! sa-# >I a" c)ean# itho!t transgression$ I a" p!re# and there is no iniG!itin "e. 14 Beho)d# he finds occasions against "e# he co!nts "e as his ene"-$ 11 he p!ts "- feet in the stocks# and atches a)) "- paths.> 12 'Beho)d# in this -o! are not right. I i)) ans er -o!. God is greater than "an. 1% <hdo -o! contend against hi"# sa-ing# >2e i)) ans er none of "- ords>? 1* @or God speaks in one a-# and in t o# tho!gh "an does not perceive it. 1+ In a drea"# in a vision of the night# hen deep s)eep fa))s !pon "en# hi)e the- s)!"ber on their beds# 1/ then he opens the ears of "en# and terrifies the" ith arnings# 10 that he "a- t!rn "an aside fro" his deed# and c!t off pride fro" "an$ 11 he keeps back his so!) fro" the :it# his )ife fro" perishing b- the s ord. 13 '=an is a)so chastened ith pain !pon his bed# and ith contin!a) strife in his bones$ 24 so that his )ife )oathes bread# and his appetite daint- food. 21 2is f)esh is so asted a a- that it cannot be seen$ and his bones hich ere not seen stick o!t. 22 2is so!) dra s near the :it# and his )ife to those ho bring death. 2% If there be for hi" an ange)# a "ediator# one of the tho!sand# to dec)are to "an hat is right for hi"$ 2* and he is gracio!s to hi"# and sa-s# >,e)iver hi" fro" going do n into the :it# I have fo!nd a ranso"$ 2+ )et his f)esh beco"e fresh ith -o!th$ )et hi" ret!rn to the da-s of his -o!thf!) vigor>$ 2/ then "an pra-s to God# and he accepts hi"# he co"es into his presence ith Bo-. 2e reco!nts to "en his sa)vation# 20 and he sings before "en# and sa-s6 >I sinned and perverted hat as right# and it as not reG!ited to "e. 21 2e has redee"ed "- so!) fro" going do n into the :it# and "- )ife sha)) see the )ight.> 23 'Beho)d# God does a)) these things# t ice# three ti"es# ith a "an# %4 to bring back his so!) fro" the :it# that he "a- see the )ight of )ife. %1 Give heed# 8 Dob# )isten to "e$ be si)ent# and I i)) speak. %2 If -o! have an-thing to sa-# ans er "e$ speak# for I desire to B!stif- -o!. %% If not# )isten to "e$ be si)ent# and I i)) teach -o! isdo".' Chapter %* 1 Then 5)i>h! said6 2 '2ear "- ords# -o! ise "en# and give ear to "e# -o! ho kno $ % for the ear tests ords as the pa)ate tastes food. * (et !s choose hat is right$ )et !s deter"ine a"ong o!rse)ves hat is good. + @or Dob has said# >I a" innocent# and God has taken a a- "- right$ / in spite of "- right I a" co!nted a )iar$ "- o!nd is inc!rab)e# tho!gh I a" itho!t transgression.> 0 <hat "an is )ike Dob# ho drinks !p scoffing )ike ater# 1 ho goes in co"pan- ith evi)doers and a)ks ith icked "en? 3 @or he has said# >It profits a "an nothing that he sho!)d take de)ight in God.> 14 'Therefore# hear "e# -o! "en of !nderstanding# far be it fro" God that he sho!)d do ickedness# and fro" the &)"ight- that he sho!)d do rong. 11 @or according to the

ork of a "an he i)) reG!ite hi"# and according to his a-s he i)) "ake it befa)) hi". 12 8f a tr!th# God i)) not do icked)-# and the &)"ight- i)) not pervert B!stice. 1% <ho gave hi" charge over the earth and ho )aid on hi" the ho)e or)d? 1* If he sho!)d take back his spirit to hi"se)f# and gather to hi"se)f his breath# 1+ a)) f)esh o!)d perish together# and "an o!)d ret!rn to d!st. 1/ 'If -o! have !nderstanding# hear this$ )isten to hat I sa-. 10 Sha)) one ho hates B!stice govern? <i)) -o! conde"n hi" ho is righteo!s and "ight-# 11 ho sa-s to a king# ><orth)ess one#> and to nob)es# ><icked "an>$ 13 ho sho s no partia)it- to princes# nor regards the rich "ore than the poor# for the- are a)) the ork of his hands? 24 In a "o"ent the- die$ at "idnight the peop)e are shaken and pass a a-# and the "ight- are taken a a- b- no h!"an hand. 21 '@or his e-es are !pon the a-s of a "an# and he sees a)) his steps. 22 There is no g)oo" or deep darkness here evi)doers "a- hide the"se)ves. 2% @or he has not appointed a ti"e for an- "an to go before God in B!dg"ent. 2* 2e shatters the "ightitho!t investigation# and sets others in their p)ace. 2+ Th!s# kno ing their orks# he overt!rns the" in the night# and the- are cr!shed. 2/ 2e strikes the" for their ickedness in the sight of "en# 20 beca!se the- t!rned aside fro" fo))o ing hi"# and had no regard for an- of his a-s# 21 so that the- ca!sed the cr- of the poor to co"e to hi"# and he heard the cr- of the aff)icted99 23 <hen he is G!iet# ho can conde"n? <hen he hides his face# ho can beho)d hi"# hether it be a nation or a "an? 99 %4 that a god)ess "an sho!)d not reign# that he sho!)d not ensnare the peop)e. %1 '@or has an- one said to God# >I have borne chastise"ent$ I i)) not offend an- "ore$ %2 teach "e hat I do not see$ if I have done iniG!it-# I i)) do it no "ore>? %% <i)) he then "ake reG!ita) to s!it -o!# beca!se -o! reBect it? @or -o! "!st choose# and not I$ therefore dec)are hat -o! kno . %* =en of !nderstanding i)) sa- to "e# and the ise "an ho hears "e i)) sa-6 %+ >Dob speaks itho!t kno )edge# his ords are itho!t insight.> %/ <o!)d that Dob ere tried to the end# beca!se he ans ers )ike icked "en. %0 @or he adds rebe))ion to his sin$ he c)aps his hands a"ong !s# and "!)tip)ies his ords against God.' Chapter %+ 1 &nd 5)i>h! said6 2 ',o -o! think this to be B!st? ,o -o! sa-# >It is "- right before God#> % that -o! ask# ><hat advantage have I? 2o a" I better off than if I had sinned?> * I i)) ans er -o! and -o!r friends ith -o!. + (ook at the heavens# and see$ and beho)d the c)o!ds# hich are higher than -o!. / If -o! have sinned# hat do -o! acco"p)ish against hi"? &nd if -o!r transgressions are "!)tip)ied# hat do -o! do to hi"? 0 If -o! are righteo!s# hat do -o! give to hi"$ or hat does he receive fro" -o!r hand? 1 ;o!r ickedness concerns a "an )ike -o!rse)f# and -o!r righteo!sness a son of "an. 3 'Beca!se of the "!)tit!de of oppressions peop)e cr- o!t$ the- ca)) for he)p beca!se of the

ar" of the "ight-. 14 B!t none sa-s# ><here is God "- =aker# ho gives songs in the night# 11 ho teaches !s "ore than the beasts of the earth# and "akes !s iser than the birds of the air?> 12 There the- cr- o!t# b!t he does not ans er# beca!se of the pride of evi) "en. 1% S!re)- God does not hear an e"pt- cr-# nor does the &)"ight- regard it. 1* 2o "!ch )ess hen -o! sa- that -o! do not see hi"# that the case is before hi"# and -o! are aiting for hi"A 1+ &nd no # beca!se his anger does not p!nish# and he does not great)- heed transgression# 1/ Dob opens his "o!th in e"pt- ta)k# he "!)tip)ies ords itho!t kno )edge.' Chapter %/ 1 &nd 5)i>h! contin!ed# and said6 2 'Bear ith "e a )itt)e# and I i)) sho -o!# for I have -et so"ething to sa- on God>s beha)f. % I i)) fetch "- kno )edge fro" afar# and ascribe righteo!sness to "- =aker. * @or tr!)- "- ords are not fa)se$ one ho is perfect in kno )edge is ith -o!. + 'Beho)d# God is "ight-# and does not despise an-$ he is "ight- in strength of !nderstanding. / 2e does not keep the icked a)ive# b!t gives the aff)icted their right. 0 2e does not ithdra his e-es fro" the righteo!s# b!t ith kings !pon the throne he sets the" for ever# and the- are e7a)ted. 1 &nd if the- are bo!nd in fetters and ca!ght in the cords of aff)iction# 3 then he dec)ares to the" their ork and their transgressions# that the- are behaving arrogant)-. 14 2e opens their ears to instr!ction# and co""ands that the- ret!rn fro" iniG!it-. 11 If the- hearken and serve hi"# the- co"p)ete their da-s in prosperit-# and their -ears in p)easantness. 12 B!t if the- do not hearken# the- perish bthe s ord# and die itho!t kno )edge. 1% 'The god)ess in heart cherish anger$ the- do not cr- for he)p hen he binds the". 1* The- die in -o!th# and their )ife ends in sha"e. 1+ 2e de)ivers the aff)icted b- their aff)iction# and opens their ear b- adversit-. 1/ 2e a)so a))!red -o! o!t of distress into a broad p)ace here there as no cra"ping# and hat as set on -o!r tab)e as f!)) of fatness. 10 'B!t -o! are f!)) of the B!dg"ent on the icked$ B!dg"ent and B!stice seiEe -o!. 11 Be are )est rath entice -o! into scoffing$ and )et not the greatness of the ranso" t!rn -o! aside. 13 <i)) -o!r cr- avai) to keep -o! fro" distress# or a)) the force of -o!r strength? 24 ,o not )ong for the night# hen peop)es are c!t off in their p)ace. 21 Take heed# do not t!rn to iniG!it-# for this -o! have chosen rather than aff)iction. 22 Beho)d# God is e7a)ted in his po er$ ho is a teacher )ike hi"? 2% <ho has prescribed for hi" his a-# or ho can sa-# >Tho! hast done rong>? 2* 'Re"e"ber to e7to) his ork# of hich "en have s!ng. 2+ &)) "en have )ooked on it$ "an beho)ds it fro" afar. 2/ Beho)d# God is great# and e kno hi" not$ the n!"ber of

his -ears is !nsearchab)e. 20 @or he dra s !p the drops of ater# he disti)s his "ist in rain 21 hich the skies po!r do n# and drop !pon "an ab!ndant)-. 23 Can an- one !nderstand the spreading of the c)o!ds# the th!nderings of his pavi)ion? %4 Beho)d# he scatters his )ightning abo!t hi"# and covers the roots of the sea. %1 @or b- these he B!dges peop)es$ he gives food in ab!ndance. %2 2e covers his hands ith the )ightning# and co""ands it to strike the "ark. %% Its crashing dec)ares concerning hi"# ho is Bea)o!s ith anger against iniG!it-. Chapter %0 1 '&t this a)so "- heart tre"b)es# and )eaps o!t of its p)ace. 2 2earken to the th!nder of his voice and the r!"b)ing that co"es fro" his "o!th. % Jnder the ho)e heaven he )ets it go# and his )ightning to the corners of the earth. * &fter it his voice roars$ he th!nders ith his "aBestic voice and he does not restrain the )ightnings hen his voice is heard. + God th!nders ondro!s)- ith his voice$ he does great things hich e cannot co"prehend. / @or to the sno he sa-s# >@a)) on the earth>$ and to the sho er and the rain# >Be strong.> 0 2e sea)s !p the hand of ever- "an# that a)) "en "a- kno his ork. 1 Then the beasts go into their )airs# and re"ain in their dens. 3 @ro" its cha"ber co"es the hir) ind# and co)d fro" the scattering inds. 14 B- the breath of God ice is given# and the broad aters are froEen fast. 11 2e )oads the thick c)o!d ith "oist!re$ the c)o!ds scatter his )ightning. 12 The- t!rn ro!nd and ro!nd b- his g!idance# to acco"p)ish a)) that he co""ands the" on the face of the habitab)e or)d. 1% <hether for correction# or for his )and# or for )ove# he ca!ses it to happen. 1* '2ear this# 8 Dob$ stop and consider the ondro!s orks of God. 1+ ,o -o! kno ho God )a-s his co""and !pon the"# and ca!ses the )ightning of his c)o!d to shine? 1/ ,o -o! kno the ba)ancings of the c)o!ds# the ondro!s orks of hi" ho is perfect in kno )edge# 10 -o! hose gar"ents are hot hen the earth is sti)) beca!se of the so!th ind? 11 Can -o!# )ike hi"# spread o!t the skies# hard as a "o)ten "irror? 13 Teach !s hat e sha)) sa- to hi"$ e cannot dra !p o!r case beca!se of darkness. 24 Sha)) it be to)d hi" that I o!)d speak? ,id a "an ever ish that he o!)d be s a))o ed !p? 21 '&nd no "en cannot )ook on the )ight hen it is bright in the skies# hen the ind has passed and c)eared the". 22 8!t of the north co"es go)den sp)endor$ God is c)othed ith terrib)e "aBest-. 2% The &)"ight-99 e cannot find hi"$ he is great in po er and B!stice# and ab!ndant righteo!sness he i)) not vio)ate. 2* Therefore "en fear hi"$ he does not regard an- ho are ise in their o n conceit.' Chapter %1 1 Then the (8R, ans ered Dob o!t of the hir) ind6 2 '<ho is this that darkens co!nse) b- ords itho!t kno )edge? % Gird !p -o!r )oins )ike a "an# I i)) G!estion -o!# and -o! sha)) dec)are to "e.

* '<here ere -o! hen I )aid the fo!ndation of the earth? Te)) "e# if -o! have !nderstanding. + <ho deter"ined its "eas!re"ents99s!re)- -o! kno A 8r ho stretched the )ine !pon it? / 8n hat ere its bases s!nk# or ho )aid its cornerstone# 0 hen the "orning stars sang together# and a)) the sons of God sho!ted for Bo-? 1 '8r ho sh!t in the sea ith doors# hen it b!rst forth fro" the o"b$ 3 hen I "ade c)o!ds its gar"ent# and thick darkness its s add)ing band# 14 and prescribed bo!nds for it# and set bars and doors# 11 and said# >Th!s far sha)) -o! co"e# and no farther# and here sha)) -o!r pro!d aves be sta-ed>? 12 '2ave -o! co""anded the "orning since -o!r da-s began# and ca!sed the da n to kno its p)ace# 1% that it "ight take ho)d of the skirts of the earth# and the icked be shaken o!t of it? 1* It is changed )ike c)a- !nder the sea)# and it is d-ed )ike a gar"ent. 1+ @ro" the icked their )ight is ithhe)d# and their !p)ifted ar" is broken. 1/ '2ave -o! entered into the springs of the sea# or a)ked in the recesses of the deep? 10 2ave the gates of death been revea)ed to -o!# or have -o! seen the gates of deep darkness? 11 2ave -o! co"prehended the e7panse of the earth? ,ec)are# if -o! kno a)) this. 13 '<here is the a- to the d e))ing of )ight# and here is the p)ace of darkness# 24 that -o! "a- take it to its territor- and that -o! "a- discern the paths to its ho"e? 21 ;o! kno # for -o! ere born then# and the n!"ber of -o!r da-s is greatA 22 '2ave -o! entered the storeho!ses of the sno # or have -o! seen the storeho!ses of the hai)# 2% hich I have reserved for the ti"e of tro!b)e# for the da- of batt)e and ar? 2* <hat is the a- to the p)ace here the )ight is distrib!ted# or here the east ind is scattered !pon the earth? 2+ '<ho has c)eft a channe) for the torrents of rain# and a afor the th!nderbo)t# 2/ to bring rain on a )and here no "an is# on the desert in hich there is no "an$ 20 to satisf- the aste and deso)ate )and# and to "ake the gro!nd p!t forth grass? 21 '2as the rain a father# or ho has begotten the drops of de ? 23 @ro" hose o"b did the ice co"e forth# and ho has given birth to the hoarfrost of heaven? %4 The aters beco"e hard )ike stone# and the face of the deep is froEen. %1 'Can -o! bind the chains of the :)ei>ades# or )oose the cords of 8rion? %2 Can -o! )ead forth the =aE>Earoth in their season# or can -o! g!ide the Bear ith its chi)dren? %% ,o -o! kno the ordinances of the heavens? Can -o! estab)ish their r!)e on the earth?

%* 'Can -o! )ift !p -o!r voice to the c)o!ds# that a f)ood of aters "a- cover -o!? %+ Can -o! send forth )ightnings# that the- "a- go and sa- to -o!# >2ere e are>? %/ <ho has p!t isdo" in the c)o!ds# or given !nderstanding to the "ists? %0 <ho can n!"ber the c)o!ds b- isdo"? 8r ho can ti)t the aterskins of the heavens# %1 hen the d!st r!ns into a "ass and the c)ods c)eave fast together? %3 'Can -o! h!nt the pre- for the )ion# or satisf- the appetite of the -o!ng )ions# *4 hen the- cro!ch in their dens# or )ie in ait in their covert? *1 <ho provides for the raven its pre-# hen its -o!ng ones cr- to God# and ander abo!t for )ack of food? Chapter %3 1 ',o -o! kno hen the "o!ntain goats bring forth? ,o -o! observe the ca)ving of the hinds? 2 Can -o! n!"ber the "onths that the- f!)fi)# and do -o! kno the ti"e hen the- bring forth# % hen the- cro!ch# bring forth their offspring# and are de)ivered of their -o!ng? * Their -o!ng ones beco"e strong# the- gro !p in the open$ the- go forth# and do not ret!rn to the". + '<ho has )et the i)d ass go free? <ho has )oosed the bonds of the s ift ass# / to ho" I have given the steppe for his ho"e# and the sa)t )and for his d e))ing p)ace? 0 2e scorns the t!"!)t of the cit-$ he hears not the sho!ts of the driver. 1 2e ranges the "o!ntains as his past!re# and he searches after ever- green thing. 3 'Is the i)d o7 i))ing to serve -o!? <i)) he spend the night at -o!r crib? 14 Can -o! bind hi" in the f!rro ith ropes# or i)) he harro the va))e-s after -o!? 11 <i)) -o! depend on hi" beca!se his strength is great# and i)) -o! )eave to hi" -o!r )abor? 12 ,o -o! have faith in hi" that he i)) ret!rn# and bring -o!r grain to -o!r threshing f)oor? 1% 'The ings of the ostrich ave pro!d)-$ b!t are the- the pinions and p)!"age of )ove? 1* @or she )eaves her eggs to the earth# and )ets the" be ar"ed on the gro!nd# 1+ forgetting that a foot "a- cr!sh the"# and that the i)d beast "a- tra"p)e the". 1/ She dea)s cr!e))- ith her -o!ng# as if the- ere not hers$ tho!gh her )abor be in vain# -et she has no fear$ 10 beca!se God has "ade her forget isdo"# and given her no share in !nderstanding. 11 <hen she ro!ses herse)f to f)ee# she )a!ghs at the horse and his rider. 13 ',o -o! give the horse his "ight? ,o -o! c)othe his neck ith strength? 24 ,o -o! "ake hi" )eap )ike the )oc!st? 2is "aBestic snorting is terrib)e. 21 2e pa s in the va))e-# and e7!)ts in his strength$ he goes o!t to "eet the eapons. 22 2e )a!ghs at fear# and is not dis"a-ed$ he does not t!rn back fro" the s ord. 2% Jpon hi" ratt)e the G!iver# the f)ashing spear and the Bave)in. 2* <ith fierceness and rage he s a))o s the gro!nd$ he cannot stand sti)) at the so!nd of the tr!"pet. 2+ <hen the tr!"pet so!nds# he sa-s >&haA> 2e s"e))s the batt)e fro" afar# the th!nder of the captains# and the sho!ting.

2/ 'Is it b- -o!r isdo" that the ha k soars# and spreads his ings to ard the so!th? 20 Is it at -o!r co""and that the eag)e "o!nts !p and "akes his nest on high? 21 8n the rock he d e))s and "akes his ho"e in the fastness of the rock- crag. 23 Thence he spies o!t the pre-$ his e-es beho)d it afar off. %4 2is -o!ng ones s!ck !p b)ood$ and here the s)ain are# there is he.' Chapter *4 1 &nd the (8R, said to Dob6 2 'Sha)) a fa!)tfinder contend ith the &)"ight-? 2e ho arg!es ith God# )et hi" ans er it.' % Then Dob ans ered the (8R,6 * 'Beho)d# I a" of s"a)) acco!nt$ hat sha)) I ans er thee? I )a- "- hand on "- "o!th. + I have spoken once# and I i)) not ans er$ t ice# b!t I i)) proceed no f!rther.' / Then the (8R, ans ered Dob o!t of the hir) ind6 0 'Gird !p -o!r )oins )ike a "an$ I i)) G!estion -o!# and -o! dec)are to "e. 1 <i)) -o! even p!t "e in the rong? <i)) -o! conde"n "e that -o! "a- be B!stified? 3 2ave -o! an ar" )ike God# and can -o! th!nder ith a voice )ike his? 14 ',eck -o!rse)f ith "aBest- and dignit-$ c)othe -o!rse)f ith g)or- and sp)endor. 11 :o!r forth the overf)o ings of -o!r anger# and )ook on ever- one that is pro!d# and abase hi". 12 (ook on ever- one that is pro!d# and bring hi" )o $ and tread do n the icked here the- stand. 1% 2ide the" a)) in the d!st together$ bind their faces in the or)d be)o . 1* Then i)) I a)so ackno )edge to -o!# that -o!r o n right hand can give -o! victor-. 1+ 'Beho)d# Be>he"oth# hich I "ade as I "ade -o!$ he eats grass )ike an o7. 1/ Beho)d# his strength in his )oins# and his po er in the "!sc)es of his be))-. 10 2e "akes his tai) stiff )ike a cedar$ the sine s of his thighs are knit together. 11 2is bones are t!bes of bronEe# his )i"bs )ike bars of iron. 13 '2e is the first of the orks of God$ )et hi" ho "ade hi" bring near his s ordA 24 @or the "o!ntains -ie)d food for hi" here a)) the i)d beasts p)a-. 21 Jnder the )ot!s p)ants he )ies# in the covert of the reeds and in the "arsh. 22 @or his shade the )ot!s trees cover hi"$ the i))o s of the brook s!rro!nd hi". 2% Beho)d# if the river is t!rb!)ent he is not frightened$ he is confident tho!gh Dordan r!shes against his "o!th. 2* Can one take hi" ith hooks# or pierce his nose ith a snare? Chapter *1

1 'Can -o! dra o!t (evi>athan ith a fishhook# or press do n his tong!e ith a cord? 2 Can -o! p!t a rope in his nose# or pierce his Ba ith a hook? % <i)) he "ake "ans!pp)ications to -o!? <i)) he speak to -o! soft ords? * <i)) he "ake a covenant ith -o! to take hi" for -o!r servant for ever? + <i)) -o! p)a- ith hi" as ith a bird# or i)) -o! p!t hi" on )eash for -o!r "aidens? / <i)) traders bargain over hi"? <i)) the- divide hi" !p a"ong the "erchants? 0 Can -o! fi)) his skin ith harpoons# or his head ith fishing spears? 1 (a- hands on hi"$ think of the batt)e$ -o! i)) not do it againA 3 Beho)d# the hope of a "an is disappointed$ he is )aid )o even at the sight of hi". 14 .o one is so fierce that he dares to stir hi" !p. <ho then is he that can stand before "e? 11 <ho has given to "e# that I sho!)d repa- hi"? <hatever is !nder the ho)e heaven is "ine. 12 'I i)) not keep si)ence concerning his )i"bs# or his "ight- strength# or his good)fra"e. 1% <ho can strip off his o!ter gar"ent? <ho can penetrate his do!b)e coat of "ai)? 1* <ho can open the doors of his face? Ro!nd abo!t his teeth is terror. 1+ 2is back is "ade of ro s of shie)ds# sh!t !p c)ose)- as ith a sea). 1/ 8ne is so near to another that no air can co"e bet een the". 10 The- are Boined one to another$ the- c)asp each other and cannot be separated. 11 2is sneeEings f)ash forth )ight# and his e-es are )ike the e-e)ids of the da n. 13 8!t of his "o!th go f)a"ing torches$ sparks of fire )eap forth. 24 8!t of his nostri)s co"es forth s"oke# as fro" a boi)ing pot and b!rning r!shes. 21 2is breath kind)es coa)s# and a f)a"e co"es forth fro" his "o!th. 22 In his neck abides strength# and terror dances before hi". 2% The fo)ds of his f)esh c)eave together# fir")cast !pon hi" and i""ovab)e. 2* 2is heart is hard as a stone# hard as the nether "i))stone. 2+ <hen he raises hi"se)f !p the "ight- are afraid$ at the crashing the- are beside the"se)ves. 2/ Tho!gh the s ord reaches hi"# it does not avai)$ nor the spear# the dart# or the Bave)in. 20 2e co!nts iron as stra # and bronEe as rotten ood. 21 The arro cannot "ake hi" f)ee$ for hi" s)ingstones are t!rned to st!bb)e. 23 C)!bs are co!nted as st!bb)e$ he )a!ghs at the ratt)e of Bave)ins. %4 2is !nderparts are )ike sharp potsherds$ he spreads hi"se)f )ike a threshing s)edge on the "ire. %1 2e "akes the deep boi) )ike a pot$ he "akes the sea )ike a pot of oint"ent. %2 Behind hi" he )eaves a shining ake$ one o!)d think the deep to be hoar-. %% Jpon earth there is not his )ike# a creat!re itho!t fear. %* 2e beho)ds ever-thing that is high$ he is king over a)) the sons of pride.' Chapter *2 1 Then Dob ans ered the (8R,6 2 'I kno that tho! canst do a)) things# and that no p!rpose of thine can be th arted. % ><ho is this that hides co!nse) itho!t kno )edge?> Therefore I have !ttered hat I did not !nderstand# things too onderf!) for "e# hich I did not kno . * >2ear# and I i)) speak$ I i)) G!estion -o!# and -o! dec)are to "e.> + I had heard of thee b- the hearing of the ear# b!t no "- e-e sees thee$ / therefore I despise "-se)f# and repent in d!st and ashes.'

0 &fter the (8R, had spoken these ords to Dob# the (8R, said to 5)i>phaE the Te>"anite6 '=- rath is kind)ed against -o! and against -o!r t o friends$ for -o! have not spoken of "e hat is right# as "- servant Dob has. 1 .o therefore take seven b!))s and seven ra"s# and go to "- servant Dob# and offer !p for -o!rse)ves a b!rnt offering$ and "- servant Dob sha)) pra- for -o!# for I i)) accept his pra-er not to dea) ith -o! according to -o!r fo))-$ for -o! have not spoken of "e hat is right# as "- servant Dob has.' 3 So 5)i>phaE the Te>"anite and Bi)dad the Sh!hite and Cophar the .a>a"athite ent and did hat the (8R, had to)d the"$ and the (8R, accepted Dob>s pra-er. 14 &nd the (8R, restored the fort!nes of Dob# hen he had pra-ed for his friends$ and the (8R, gave Dob t ice as "!ch as he had before. 11 Then ca"e to hi" a)) his brothers and sisters and a)) ho had kno n hi" before# and ate bread ith hi" in his ho!se$ and the- sho ed hi" s-"path- and co"forted hi" for a)) the evi) that the (8R, had bro!ght !pon hi"$ and each of the" gave hi" a piece of "one- and a ring of go)d. 12 &nd the (8R, b)essed the )atter da-s of Dob "ore than his beginning$ and he had fo!rteen tho!sand sheep# si7 tho!sand ca"e)s# a tho!sand -oke of o7en# and a tho!sand she9asses. 1% 2e had a)so seven sons and three da!ghters. 1* &nd he ca))ed the na"e of the first De"i>"ah$ and the na"e of the second FeEi>ah$ and the na"e of the third Fer>en9 hap>p!ch. 1+ &nd in a)) the )and there ere no o"en so fair as Dob>s da!ghters$ and their father gave the" inheritance a"ong their brothers. 1/ &nd after this Dob )ived a h!ndred and fort- -ears# and sa his sons# and his sons> sons# fo!r generations. 10 &nd Dob died# an o)d "an# and f!)) of da-s.