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Genesis Chapter 1

GEN 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

GEN 1:2 The earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

GEN 1:3 God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

GEN 1:4 God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.

GEN 1:5 God called the light "day", and the darkness he called "night". There was evening and there was morning, the first day.

GEN 1:6 God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."

GEN 1:7 God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.

GEN 1:8 God called the expanse "sky". There was evening and there was morning, a second day.

GEN 1:9 God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear;" and it was so.

GEN 1:10 God called the dry land "earth", and the gathering together of the waters he called "seas". God saw that it was good.

GEN 1:11 God said, "Let the earth yield grass, herbs yielding seeds, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with their seeds in it, on the earth;" and it was so.

GEN 1:12 The earth yielded grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with their seeds in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.

GEN 1:13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

GEN 1:14 God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs to mark seasons, days, and years;

GEN 1:15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth;" and it was so.

GEN 1:16 God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.

GEN 1:17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light to the earth,

GEN 1:18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.

GEN 1:19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

GEN 1:20 God said, "Let the waters abound with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky."

GEN 1:21 God created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.

GEN 1:22 God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."

GEN 1:23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

GEN 1:24 God said, "Let the earth produce living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;" and it was so.

GEN 1:25 God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good.

GEN 1:26 God said, "Let's make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

GEN 1:27 God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them.

GEN 1:28 God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

GEN 1:29 God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.

GEN 1:30 To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;" and it was so.

GEN 1:31 God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

Genesis Chapter 2

GEN 2:1 The heavens, the earth, and all their vast array were finished.

GEN 2:2 On the seventh day God finished his work which he had done; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done.

GEN 2:3 God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work of creation which he had done.

GEN 2:4 This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

GEN 2:5 No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,

GEN 2:6 but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.

GEN 2:7 The LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

GEN 2:8 The LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

GEN 2:9 Out of the ground the LORD God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

GEN 2:10 A river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became the source of four rivers.

GEN 2:11 The name of the first is Pishon: it flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

GEN 2:12 and the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and onyx stone are also there.

GEN 2:13 The name of the second river is Gihon. It is the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.

GEN 2:14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel. This is the one which flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

GEN 2:15 The LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.

GEN 2:16 The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;

GEN 2:17 but you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die."

GEN 2:18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him."

GEN 2:19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature became its name.

GEN 2:20 The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him.

GEN 2:21 The LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. As the man slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

GEN 2:22 The LORD God made a woman from the rib which he had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.

GEN 2:23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken out of Man."

GEN 2:24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.

GEN 2:25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they were not ashamed.

Genesis Chapter 3

GEN 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Has God really said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden'?"

GEN 3:2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees of the garden,

GEN 3:3 but not the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, 'You shall not eat of it. You shall not touch it, lest you die.' "

GEN 3:4 The serpent said to the woman, "You won't really die,

GEN 3:5 for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

GEN 3:6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took some of its fruit, and ate. Then she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it, too.

GEN 3:7 Their eyes were opened, and they both knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made coverings for themselves.

GEN 3:8 They heard the LORD God's voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

GEN 3:9 The LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"

GEN 3:10 The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; so I hid myself."

GEN 3:11 God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

GEN 3:12 The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

GEN 3:13 The LORD God said to the woman, "What have you done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

GEN 3:14 The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. You shall go on your belly and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

GEN 3:15 I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel."

GEN 3:16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. You will bear children in pain. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."

GEN 3:17 To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and ate from the tree, about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' the ground is cursed for your sake. You will eat from it with much labour all the days of your life.

GEN 3:18 It will yield thorns and thistles to you; and you will eat the herb of the field.

GEN 3:19 You will eat bread by the sweat of your face until you return to the ground, for you were taken out of it. For you are dust, and you shall return to dust."

GEN 3:20 The man called his wife Eve because she would be the mother of all the living.

GEN 3:21 The LORD God made garments of animal skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.

GEN 3:22 The LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever-"

GEN 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.

GEN 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis Chapter 4

GEN 4:1 The man knew Eve his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man with the LORD's help."

GEN 4:2 Again she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

GEN 4:3 As time passed, Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the ground.

GEN 4:4 Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. The LORD respected Abel and his offering,

GEN 4:5 but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

GEN 4:6 The LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen?

GEN 4:7 If you do well, won't it be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it."

GEN 4:8 Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." While they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.

GEN 4:9 The LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" He said, "I don't know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

GEN 4:10 The LORD said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground.

GEN 4:11 Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

GEN 4:12 From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."

GEN 4:13 Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is greater than I can bear.

GEN 4:14 Behold, you have driven me out today from the surface of the ground. I will be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth. Whoever finds me will kill me."

GEN 4:15 The LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." The LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that anyone finding him would not strike him.

GEN 4:16 Cain left the LORD's presence, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

GEN 4:17 Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and named the city after the name of his son, Enoch.

GEN 4:18 Irad was born to Enoch. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.

GEN 4:19 Lamech took two wives: the name of the first one was Adah, and the name of the second one was Zillah.

GEN 4:20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

GEN 4:21 His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.

GEN 4:22 Zillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of bronze and iron. Tubal Cain's sister was Naamah.

GEN 4:23 Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice. You wives of Lamech, listen to my speech, for I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for bruising me.

GEN 4:24 If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times."

GEN 4:25 Adam knew his wife again. She gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, saying, "for God has given me another child instead of Abel, for Cain killed him."

GEN 4:26 A son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the LORD's name.

Genesis Chapter 5

GEN 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in God's likeness.

GEN 5:2 He created them male and female, and blessed them. On the day they were created, he named them Adam.

GEN 5:3 Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.

GEN 5:4 The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.

GEN 5:5 All the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, then he died.

GEN 5:6 Seth lived one hundred and five years, then became the father of Enosh.

GEN 5:7 Seth lived after he became the father of Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

GEN 5:8 All of the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, then he died.

GEN 5:9 Enosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan.

GEN 5:10 Enosh lived after he became the father of Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

GEN 5:11 All of the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years, then he died.

GEN 5:12 Kenan lived seventy years, then became the father of Mahalalel.

GEN 5:13 Kenan lived after he became the father of Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and became the father of other sons and daughters

GEN 5:14 and all of the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years, then he died.

GEN 5:15 Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, then became the father of Jared.

GEN 5:16 Mahalalel lived after he became the father of Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

GEN 5:17 All of the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, then he died.

GEN 5:18 Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, then became the father of Enoch.

GEN 5:19 Jared lived after he became the father of Enoch eight hundred years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

GEN 5:20 All of the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, then he died.

GEN 5:21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, then became the father of Methuselah.

GEN 5:22 After Methuselah's birth, Enoch walked with God for three hundred years, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 5:23 All the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.

GEN 5:24 Enoch walked with God, and he was not found, for God took him.

GEN 5:25 Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, then became the father of Lamech.

GEN 5:26 Methuselah lived after he became the father of Lamech seven hundred and eighty-two years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

GEN 5:27 All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, then he died.

GEN 5:28 Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, then became the father of a son.

GEN 5:29 He named him Noah, saying, "This one will comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, caused by the ground which the LORD has cursed."

GEN 5:30 Lamech lived after he became the father of Noah five hundred and ninety-five years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.

GEN 5:31 All the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years, then he died.

GEN 5:32 Noah was five hundred years old, then Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis Chapter 6

GEN 6:1 When men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them,

GEN 6:2 God's sons saw that men's daughters were beautiful, and they took any that they wanted for themselves as wives.

GEN 6:3 The LORD said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; so his days will be one hundred and twenty years."

GEN 6:4 The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters and had children with them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

GEN 6:5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of man's heart was continually only evil.

GEN 6:6 The LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.

GEN 6:7 The LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground-man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky-for I am sorry that I have made them."

GEN 6:8 But Noah found favour in the LORD's eyes.

GEN 6:9 This is the history of the generations of Noah: Noah was a righteous man, blameless amongst the people of his time. Noah walked with God.

GEN 6:10 Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

GEN 6:11 The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

GEN 6:12 God saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

GEN 6:13 God said to Noah, "I will bring an end to all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them and the earth.

GEN 6:14 Make a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch.

GEN 6:15 This is how you shall make it. The length of the ship shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.

GEN 6:16 You shall make a roof in the ship, and you shall finish it to a cubit upward. You shall set the door of the ship in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third levels.

GEN 6:17 I, even I, will bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die.

GEN 6:18 But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

GEN 6:19 Of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ship, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.

GEN 6:20 Of the birds after their kind, of the livestock after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort will come to you, to keep them alive.

GEN 6:21 Take with you some of all food that is eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it will be for food for you, and for them."

GEN 6:22 Thus Noah did. He did all that God commanded him.

Genesis Chapter 7

GEN 7:1 The LORD said to Noah, "Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation.

GEN 7:2 You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female.

GEN 7:3 Also of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth.

GEN 7:4 In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. I will destroy every living thing that I have made from the surface of the ground."

GEN 7:5 Noah did everything that the LORD commanded him.

GEN 7:6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth.

GEN 7:7 Noah went into the ship with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, because of the floodwaters.

GEN 7:8 Clean animals, unclean animals, birds, and everything that creeps on the ground

GEN 7:9 went by pairs to Noah into the ship, male and female, as God commanded Noah.

GEN 7:10 After the seven days, the floodwaters came on the earth.

GEN 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the sky's windows opened.

GEN 7:12 It rained on the earth forty days and forty nights.

GEN 7:13 In the same day Noah, and Shem, Ham, and Japheth-the sons of Noah-and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the ship-

GEN 7:14 they, and every animal after its kind, all the livestock after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.

GEN 7:15 Pairs from all flesh with the breath of life in them went into the ship to Noah.

GEN 7:16 Those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; then the LORD shut him in.

GEN 7:17 The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.

GEN 7:18 The waters rose, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ship floated on the surface of the waters.

GEN 7:19 The waters rose very high on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.

GEN 7:20 The waters rose fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.

GEN 7:21 All flesh died that moved on the earth, including birds, livestock, animals, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.

GEN 7:22 All on the dry land, in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.

GEN 7:23 Every living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including man, livestock, creeping things, and birds of the sky. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ship.

GEN 7:24 The waters flooded the earth one hundred and fifty days.

Genesis Chapter 8

GEN 8:1 God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided.

GEN 8:2 The deep's fountains and the sky's windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

GEN 8:3 The waters continually receded from the earth. After the end of one hundred and fifty days the waters receded.

GEN 8:4 The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat's mountains.

GEN 8:5 The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were visible.

GEN 8:6 At the end of forty days, Noah opened the window of the ship which he had made,

GEN 8:7 and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth.

GEN 8:8 He himself sent out a dove to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground,

GEN 8:9 but the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned into the ship to him, for the waters were on the surface of the whole earth. He put out his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ship.

GEN 8:10 He waited yet another seven days; and again he sent the dove out of the ship.

GEN 8:11 The dove came back to him at evening and, behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth.

GEN 8:12 He waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; and she didn't return to him any more.

GEN 8:13 In the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. Noah removed the covering of the ship, and looked. He saw that the surface of the ground was dry.

GEN 8:14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.

GEN 8:15 God spoke to Noah, saying,

GEN 8:16 "Go out of the ship, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you.

GEN 8:17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply on the earth."

GEN 8:18 Noah went out, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives with him.

GEN 8:19 Every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on the earth, after their families, went out of the ship.

GEN 8:20 Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

GEN 8:21 The LORD smelled the pleasant aroma. The LORD said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake because the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. I will never again strike every living thing, as I have done.

GEN 8:22 While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."

Genesis Chapter 9

GEN 9:1 God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth.

GEN 9:2 The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that moves along the ground, and all the fish of the sea, are delivered into your hand.

GEN 9:3 Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As I gave you the green herb, I have given everything to you.

GEN 9:4 But flesh with its life, that is, its blood, you shall not eat.

GEN 9:5 I will surely require accounting for your life's blood. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man.

GEN 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image.

GEN 9:7 Be fruitful and multiply. Increase abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it."

GEN 9:8 God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,

GEN 9:9 "As for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,

GEN 9:10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every animal of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ship, even every animal of the earth.

GEN 9:11 I will establish my covenant with you: All flesh will not be cut off any more by the waters of the flood. There will never again be a flood to destroy the earth."

GEN 9:12 God said, "This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

GEN 9:13 I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.

GEN 9:14 When I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,

GEN 9:15 I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

GEN 9:16 The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."

GEN 9:17 God said to Noah, "This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth."

GEN 9:18 The sons of Noah who went out from the ship were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham is the father of Canaan.

GEN 9:19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.

GEN 9:20 Noah began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard.

GEN 9:21 He drank of the wine and got drunk. He was uncovered within his tent.

GEN 9:22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

GEN 9:23 Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they didn't see their father's nakedness.

GEN 9:24 Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done to him.

GEN 9:25 He said, "Canaan is cursed. He will be a servant of servants to his brothers."

GEN 9:26 He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant.

GEN 9:27 May God enlarge Japheth. Let him dwell in the tents of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant."

GEN 9:28 Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.

GEN 9:29 All the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and then he died.

Genesis Chapter 10

GEN 10:1 Now this is the history of the generations of the sons of Noah and of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.

GEN 10:2 The sons of Japheth were: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

GEN 10:3 The sons of Gomer were: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

GEN 10:4 The sons of Javan were: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

GEN 10:5 Of these were the islands of the nations divided in their lands, everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations.

GEN 10:6 The sons of Ham were: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

GEN 10:7 The sons of Cush were: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah were: Sheba and Dedan.

GEN 10:8 Cush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.

GEN 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, "like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD".

GEN 10:10 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

GEN 10:11 Out of that land he went into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,

GEN 10:12 and Resen between Nineveh and the great city Calah.

GEN 10:13 Mizraim became the father of Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,

GEN 10:14 Pathrusim, Casluhim (which the Philistines descended from), and Caphtorim.

GEN 10:15 Canaan became the father of Sidon (his firstborn), Heth,

GEN 10:16 the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,

GEN 10:17 the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,

GEN 10:18 the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were spread abroad.

GEN 10:19 The border of the Canaanites was from Sidon-as you go towards Gerar-to Gaza-as you go towards Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim-to Lasha.

GEN 10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, according to their languages, in their lands and their nations.

GEN 10:21 Children were also born to Shem (the elder brother of Japheth), the father of all the children of Eber.

GEN 10:22 The sons of Shem were: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.

GEN 10:23 The sons of Aram were: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.

GEN 10:24 Arpachshad became the father of Shelah. Shelah became the father of Eber.

GEN 10:25 To Eber were born two sons. The name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided. His brother's name was Joktan.

GEN 10:26 Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,

GEN 10:27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,

GEN 10:28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,

GEN 10:29 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

GEN 10:30 Their dwelling extended from Mesha, as you go towards Sephar, the mountain of the east.

GEN 10:31 These are the sons of Shem, by their families, according to their languages, lands, and nations.

GEN 10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, by their generations, according to their nations. The nations divided from these in the earth after the flood.

Genesis Chapter 11

GEN 11:1 The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

GEN 11:2 As they travelled from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there.

GEN 11:3 They said to one another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

GEN 11:4 They said, "Come, let's build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let's make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth."

GEN 11:5 The LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.

GEN 11:6 The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.

GEN 11:7 Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."

GEN 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.

GEN 11:9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. From there, the LORD scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.

GEN 11:10 This is the history of the generations of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old when he became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood.

GEN 11:11 Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 11:12 Arpachshad lived thirty-five years and became the father of Shelah.

GEN 11:13 Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Shelah, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 11:14 Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber.

GEN 11:15 Shelah lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Eber, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 11:16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg.

GEN 11:17 Eber lived four hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 11:18 Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu.

GEN 11:19 Peleg lived two hundred and nine years after he became the father of Reu, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 11:20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug.

GEN 11:21 Reu lived two hundred and seven years after he became the father of Serug, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 11:22 Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor.

GEN 11:23 Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 11:24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah.

GEN 11:25 Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and became the father of more sons and daughters.

GEN 11:26 Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

GEN 11:27 Now this is the history of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran became the father of Lot.

GEN 11:28 Haran died in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees, while his father Terah was still alive.

GEN 11:29 Abram and Nahor married wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, who was also the father of Iscah.

GEN 11:30 Sarai was barren. She had no child.

GEN 11:31 Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife. They went from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there.

GEN 11:32 The days of Terah were two hundred and five years. Terah died in Haran.

Genesis Chapter 12

GEN 12:1 Now the LORD said to Abram, "Leave your country, and your relatives, and your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you.

GEN 12:2 I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.

GEN 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who treats you with contempt. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you."

GEN 12:4 So Abram went, as the LORD had told him. Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

GEN 12:5 Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother's son, all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they went to go into the land of Canaan. They entered into the land of Canaan.

GEN 12:6 Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time, Canaanites were in the land.

GEN 12:7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your offspring." He built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

GEN 12:8 He left from there to go to the mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the LORD's name.

GEN 12:9 Abram travelled, still going on towards the South.

GEN 12:10 There was a famine in the land. Abram went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.

GEN 12:11 When he had come near to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look at.

GEN 12:12 It will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me, but they will save you alive.

GEN 12:13 Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."

GEN 12:14 When Abram had come into Egypt, Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.

GEN 12:15 The princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

GEN 12:16 He dealt well with Abram for her sake. He had sheep, cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

GEN 12:17 The LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

GEN 12:18 Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?

GEN 12:19 Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way."

GEN 12:20 Pharaoh commanded men concerning him, and they escorted him away with his wife and all that he had.

Genesis Chapter 13

GEN 13:1 Abram went up out of Egypt-he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him-into the South.

GEN 13:2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

GEN 13:3 He went on his journeys from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,

GEN 13:4 to the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first. There Abram called on the LORD's name.

GEN 13:5 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, herds, and tents.

GEN 13:6 The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together; for their possessions were so great that they couldn't live together.

GEN 13:7 There was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites lived in the land at that time.

GEN 13:8 Abram said to Lot, "Please, let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen; for we are relatives.

GEN 13:9 Isn't the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left."

GEN 13:10 Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.

GEN 13:11 So Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot travelled east, and they separated themselves from one other.

GEN 13:12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.

GEN 13:13 Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against the LORD.

GEN 13:14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, "Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,

GEN 13:15 for I will give all the land which you see to you and to your offspring forever.

GEN 13:16 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can count the dust of the earth, then your offspring may also be counted.

GEN 13:17 Arise, walk through the land in its length and in its width; for I will give it to you."

GEN 13:18 Abram moved his tent, and came and lived by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to the LORD.

Genesis Chapter 14

GEN 14:1 In the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar; Arioch, king of Ellasar; Chedorlaomer, king of Elam; and Tidal, king of Goiim,

GEN 14:2 they made war with Bera, king of Sodom; Birsha, king of Gomorrah; Shinab, king of Admah; Shemeber, king of Zeboiim; and the king of Bela (also called Zoar).

GEN 14:3 All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (also called the Salt Sea).

GEN 14:4 They served Chedorlaomer for twelve years, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

GEN 14:5 In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer came, and the kings who were with him, and struck the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

GEN 14:6 and the Horites in their Mount Seir, to El Paran, which is by the wilderness.

GEN 14:7 They returned, and came to En Mishpat (also called Kadesh), and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that lived in Hazazon Tamar.

GEN 14:8 The king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (also called Zoar) went out; and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim

GEN 14:9 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.

GEN 14:10 Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and some fell there. Those who remained fled to the hills.

GEN 14:11 They took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way.

GEN 14:12 They took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

GEN 14:13 One who had escaped came and told Abram, the Hebrew. At that time, he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner. They were allies of Abram.

GEN 14:14 When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led out his three hundred and eighteen trained men, born in his house, and pursued as far as Dan.

GEN 14:15 He divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and struck them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

GEN 14:16 He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative Lot and his goods, and the women also, and the other people.

GEN 14:17 The king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).

GEN 14:18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High.

GEN 14:19 He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth.

GEN 14:20 Blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Abram gave him a tenth of all.

GEN 14:21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and take the goods for yourself."

GEN 14:22 Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to the LORD, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

GEN 14:23 that I will not take a thread nor a sandal strap nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.'

GEN 14:24 I will accept nothing from you except that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion."

Genesis Chapter 15

GEN 15:1 After these things the LORD's word came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Don't be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward."

GEN 15:2 Abram said, "Lord GOD, what will you give me, since I go childless, and he who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?"

GEN 15:3 Abram said, "Behold, you have given no children to me: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir."

GEN 15:4 Behold, the LORD's word came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir, but he who will come out of your own body will be your heir."

GEN 15:5 The LORD brought him outside, and said, "Look now towards the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." He said to Abram, "So your offspring will be."

GEN 15:6 He believed in the LORD, who credited it to him for righteousness.

GEN 15:7 He said to Abram, "I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it."

GEN 15:8 He said, "Lord GOD, how will I know that I will inherit it?"

GEN 15:9 He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

GEN 15:10 He brought him all these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he didn't divide the birds.

GEN 15:11 The birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

GEN 15:12 When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.

GEN 15:13 He said to Abram, "Know for sure that your offspring will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years.

GEN 15:14 I will also judge that nation, whom they will serve. Afterward they will come out with great wealth;

GEN 15:15 but you will go to your fathers in peace. You will be buried at a good old age.

GEN 15:16 In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full."

GEN 15:17 It came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.

GEN 15:18 In that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "I have given this land to your offspring, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:

GEN 15:19 the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,

GEN 15:20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,

GEN 15:21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."

Genesis Chapter 16

GEN 16:1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

GEN 16:2 Sarai said to Abram, "See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my servant. It may be that I will obtain children by her." Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

GEN 16:3 Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife.

GEN 16:4 He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

GEN 16:5 Sarai said to Abram, "This wrong is your fault. I gave my servant into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, she despised me. May The LORD judge between me and you."

GEN 16:6 But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your hand. Do to her whatever is good in your eyes." Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face.

GEN 16:7 The LORD's angel found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain on the way to Shur.

GEN 16:8 He said, "Hagar, Sarai's servant, where did you come from? Where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai."

GEN 16:9 The LORD's angel said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

GEN 16:10 The LORD's angel said to her, "I will greatly multiply your offspring, that they will not be counted for multitude."

GEN 16:11 The LORD's angel said to her, "Behold, you are with child, and will bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the LORD has heard your affliction.

GEN 16:12 He will be like a wild donkey amongst men. His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. He will live opposed to all of his brothers."

GEN 16:13 She called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees," for she said, "Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?"

GEN 16:14 Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

GEN 16:15 Hagar bore a son for Abram. Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

GEN 16:16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

Genesis Chapter 17

GEN 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty. Walk before me and be blameless.

GEN 17:2 I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

GEN 17:3 Abram fell on his face. God talked with him, saying,

GEN 17:4 "As for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations.

GEN 17:5 Your name will no more be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

GEN 17:6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you. Kings will come out of you.

GEN 17:7 I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your offspring after you.

GEN 17:8 I will give to you, and to your offspring after you, the land where you are travelling, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. I will be their God."

GEN 17:9 God said to Abraham, "As for you, you will keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations.

GEN 17:10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you. Every male amongst you shall be circumcised.

GEN 17:11 You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.

GEN 17:12 He who is eight days old will be circumcised amongst you, every male throughout your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring.

GEN 17:13 He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, must be circumcised. My covenant will be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

GEN 17:14 The uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people. He has broken my covenant."

GEN 17:15 God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah.

GEN 17:16 I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her."

GEN 17:17 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to him who is one hundred years old? Will Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth?"

GEN 17:18 Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!"

GEN 17:19 God said, "No, but Sarah, your wife, will bear you a son. You shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him.

GEN 17:20 As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

GEN 17:21 But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year."

GEN 17:22 When he finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.

GEN 17:23 Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money: every male amongst the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the same day, as God had said to him.

GEN 17:24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

GEN 17:25 Ishmael, his son, was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

GEN 17:26 In the same day both Abraham and Ishmael, his son, were circumcised.

GEN 17:27 All the men of his house, those born in the house, and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

Genesis Chapter 18

GEN 18:1 The LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.

GEN 18:2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood near him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

GEN 18:3 and said, "My lord, if now I have found favour in your sight, please don't go away from your servant.

GEN 18:4 Now let a little water be fetched, wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.

GEN 18:5 I will get a piece of bread so you can refresh your heart. After that you may go your way, now that you have come to your servant." They said, "Very well, do as you have said."

GEN 18:6 Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly prepare three seahs of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes."

GEN 18:7 Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a tender and good calf, and gave it to the servant. He hurried to dress it.

GEN 18:8 He took butter, milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them. He stood by them under the tree, and they ate.

GEN 18:9 They asked him, "Where is Sarah, your wife?" He said, "There, in the tent."

GEN 18:10 He said, "I will certainly return to you at about this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.

GEN 18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.

GEN 18:12 Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"

GEN 18:13 The LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Will I really bear a child when I am old?'

GEN 18:14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes round, and Sarah will have a son."

GEN 18:15 Then Sarah denied it, saying, "I didn't laugh," for she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh."

GEN 18:16 The men rose up from there, and looked towards Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way.

GEN 18:17 The LORD said, "Will I hide from Abraham what I do,

GEN 18:18 since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him?

GEN 18:19 For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that the LORD may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him."

GEN 18:20 The LORD said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,

GEN 18:21 I will go down now, and see whether their deeds are as bad as the reports which have come to me. If not, I will know."

GEN 18:22 The men turned from there, and went towards Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

GEN 18:23 Abraham came near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?

GEN 18:24 What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?

GEN 18:25 May it be far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"

GEN 18:26 The LORD said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place for their sake."

GEN 18:27 Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, although I am dust and ashes.

GEN 18:28 What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there."

GEN 18:29 He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake."

GEN 18:30 He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?" He said, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."

GEN 18:31 He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake."

GEN 18:32 He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake."

GEN 18:33 The LORD went his way, as soon as he had finished communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.

Genesis Chapter 19

GEN 19:1 The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,

GEN 19:2 and he said, "See now, my lords, please come into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

GEN 19:3 He urged them greatly, and they came in with him, and entered into his house. He made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

GEN 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.

GEN 19:5 They called to Lot, and said to him, "Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them."

GEN 19:6 Lot went out to them through the door, and shut the door after himself.

GEN 19:7 He said, "Please, my brothers, don't act so wickedly.

GEN 19:8 See now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them what seems good to you. Only don't do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof."

GEN 19:9 They said, "Stand back!" Then they said, "This one fellow came in to live as a foreigner, and he appoints himself a judge. Now we will deal worse with you than with them!" They pressed hard on the man Lot, and came near to break the door.

GEN 19:10 But the men reached out their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.

GEN 19:11 They struck the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

GEN 19:12 The men said to Lot, "Do you have anybody else here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place:

GEN 19:13 for we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown so great before the LORD that the LORD has sent us to destroy it."

GEN 19:14 Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters, and said, "Get up! Get out of this place, for the LORD will destroy the city!" But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be joking.

GEN 19:15 When the morning came, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, "Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city."

GEN 19:16 But he lingered; and the men grabbed his hand, his wife's hand, and his two daughters' hands, the LORD being merciful to him; and they took him out, and set him outside of the city.

GEN 19:17 It came to pass, when they had taken them out, that he said, "Escape for your life! Don't look behind you, and don't stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be consumed!"

GEN 19:18 Lot said to them, "Oh, not so, my lord.

GEN 19:19 See now, your servant has found favour in your sight, and you have magnified your loving kindness, which you have shown to me in saving my life. I can't escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die.

GEN 19:20 See now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (isn't it a little one?), and my soul will live."

GEN 19:21 He said to him, "Behold, I have granted your request concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken.

GEN 19:22 Hurry, escape there, for I can't do anything until you get there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

GEN 19:23 The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar.

GEN 19:24 Then the LORD rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulphur and fire from the LORD out of the sky.

GEN 19:25 He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew on the ground.

GEN 19:26 But Lot's wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

GEN 19:27 Abraham went up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD.

GEN 19:28 He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrah, and towards all the land of the plain, and saw that the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.

GEN 19:29 When God destroyed the cities of the plain, God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the middle of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.

GEN 19:30 Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived in a cave with his two daughters.

GEN 19:31 The firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in to us in the way of all the earth.

GEN 19:32 Come, let's make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve our father's family line."

GEN 19:33 They made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father. He didn't know when she lay down, nor when she arose.

GEN 19:34 It came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let's make him drink wine again tonight. You go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve our father's family line."

GEN 19:35 They made their father drink wine that night also. The younger went and lay with him. He didn't know when she lay down, nor when she got up.

GEN 19:36 Thus both of Lot's daughters were with child by their father.

GEN 19:37 The firstborn bore a son, and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day.

GEN 19:38 The younger also bore a son, and called his name Ben Ammi. He is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.

Genesis Chapter 20

GEN 20:1 Abraham travelled from there towards the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar.

GEN 20:2 Abraham said about Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

GEN 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man's wife."

GEN 20:4 Now Abimelech had not come near her. He said, "Lord, will you kill even a righteous nation?

GEN 20:5 Didn't he tell me, 'She is my sister'? She, even she herself, said, 'He is my brother.' I have done this in the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands."

GEN 20:6 God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I didn't allow you to touch her.

GEN 20:7 Now therefore, restore the man's wife. For he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. If you don't restore her, know for sure that you will die, you, and all who are yours."

GEN 20:8 Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared.

GEN 20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done!"

GEN 20:10 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What did you see, that you have done this thing?"

GEN 20:11 Abraham said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife's sake.'

GEN 20:12 Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

GEN 20:13 When God caused me to wander from my father's house, I said to her, 'This is your kindness which you shall show to me. Everywhere that we go, say of me, "He is my brother." ' "

GEN 20:14 Abimelech took sheep and cattle, male servants and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored Sarah, his wife, to him.

GEN 20:15 Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you."

GEN 20:16 To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you. In front of all you are vindicated."

GEN 20:17 Abraham prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children.

GEN 20:18 For the LORD had closed up tight all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

Genesis Chapter 21

GEN 21:1 The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.

GEN 21:2 Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

GEN 21:3 Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

GEN 21:4 Abraham circumcised his son, Isaac, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

GEN 21:5 Abraham was one hundred years old when his son, Isaac, was born to him.

GEN 21:6 Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."

GEN 21:7 She said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."

GEN 21:8 The child grew and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

GEN 21:9 Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

GEN 21:10 Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this servant and her son! For the son of this servant will not be heir with my son, Isaac."

GEN 21:11 The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.

GEN 21:12 God said to Abraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your servant. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For your offspring will be named through Isaac.

GEN 21:13 I will also make a nation of the son of the servant, because he is your child."

GEN 21:14 Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a container of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder; and gave her the child, and sent her away. She departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

GEN 21:15 The water in the container was spent, and she put the child under one of the shrubs.

GEN 21:16 She went and sat down opposite him, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For she said, "Don't let me see the death of the child." She sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.

GEN 21:17 God heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, "What troubles you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.

GEN 21:18 Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him with your hand. For I will make him a great nation."

GEN 21:19 God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the container with water, and gave the boy a drink.

GEN 21:20 God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and as he grew up, became an archer.

GEN 21:21 He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother got a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

GEN 21:22 At that time, Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do.

GEN 21:23 Now, therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have lived as a foreigner."

GEN 21:24 Abraham said, "I will swear."

GEN 21:25 Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

GEN 21:26 Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. You didn't tell me, and I didn't hear of it until today."

GEN 21:27 Abraham took sheep and cattle, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant.

GEN 21:28 Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

GEN 21:29 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs, which you have set by themselves, mean?"

GEN 21:30 He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well."

GEN 21:31 Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because they both swore an oath there.

GEN 21:32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of his army, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

GEN 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

GEN 21:34 Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.

Genesis Chapter 22

GEN 22:1 After these things, God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."

GEN 22:2 He said, "Now take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of."

GEN 22:3 Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his donkey; and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. He split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.

GEN 22:4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off.

GEN 22:5 Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there. We will worship, and come back to you."

GEN 22:6 Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. He took in his hand the fire and the knife. They both went together.

GEN 22:7 Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am, my son." He said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"

GEN 22:8 Abraham said, "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together.

GEN 22:9 They came to the place which God had told him of. Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, on the wood.

GEN 22:10 Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to kill his son.

GEN 22:11 The LORD's angel called to him out of the sky, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."

GEN 22:12 He said, "Don't lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me."

GEN 22:13 Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

GEN 22:14 Abraham called the name of that place "the LORD Will Provide". As it is said to this day, "On The LORD's mountain, it will be provided."

GEN 22:15 The LORD's angel called to Abraham a second time out of the sky,

GEN 22:16 and said, " 'I have sworn by myself,' says the LORD, 'because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,

GEN 22:17 that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your offspring greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gate of his enemies.

GEN 22:18 All the nations of the earth will be blessed by your offspring, because you have obeyed my voice.' "

GEN 22:19 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba. Abraham lived at Beersheba.

GEN 22:20 After these things, Abraham was told, "Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children to your brother Nahor:

GEN 22:21 Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,

GEN 22:22 Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel."

GEN 22:23 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

GEN 22:24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.

Genesis Chapter 23

GEN 23:1 Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years. This was the length of Sarah's life.

GEN 23:2 Sarah died in Kiriath Arba (also called Hebron), in the land of Canaan. Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

GEN 23:3 Abraham rose up from before his dead and spoke to the children of Heth, saying,

GEN 23:4 "I am a stranger and a foreigner living with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight."

GEN 23:5 The children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

GEN 23:6 "Hear us, my lord. You are a prince of God amongst us. Bury your dead in the best of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb. Bury your dead."

GEN 23:7 Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, to the children of Heth.

GEN 23:8 He talked with them, saying, "If you agree that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

GEN 23:9 that he may sell me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field. For the full price let him sell it to me amongst you as a possession for a burial place."

GEN 23:10 Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

GEN 23:11 "No, my lord, hear me. I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the children of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead."

GEN 23:12 Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land.

GEN 23:13 He spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, "But if you will, please hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it from me, and I will bury my dead there."

GEN 23:14 Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,

GEN 23:15 "My lord, listen to me. What is a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver between me and you? Therefore bury your dead."

GEN 23:16 Abraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants' standard.

GEN 23:17 So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all of its borders, were deeded

GEN 23:18 to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

GEN 23:19 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (that is, Hebron), in the land of Canaan.

GEN 23:20 The field, and the cave that is in it, were deeded to Abraham by the children of Heth as a possession for a burial place.

Genesis Chapter 24

GEN 24:1 Abraham was old, and well advanced in age. The LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

GEN 24:2 Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Please put your hand under my thigh.

GEN 24:3 I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, amongst whom I live.

GEN 24:4 But you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

GEN 24:5 The servant said to him, "What if the woman isn't willing to follow me to this land? Must I bring your son again to the land you came from?"

GEN 24:6 Abraham said to him, "Beware that you don't bring my son there again.

GEN 24:7 The LORD, the God of heaven-who took me from my father's house, and from the land of my birth, who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, 'I will give this land to your offspring-he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.

GEN 24:8 If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this oath to me. Only you shall not bring my son there again."

GEN 24:9 The servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.

GEN 24:10 The servant took ten of his master's camels, and departed, having a variety of good things of his master's with him. He arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.

GEN 24:11 He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

GEN 24:12 He said, "The LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

GEN 24:13 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.

GEN 24:14 Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' then she says, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,'-let her be the one you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."

GEN 24:15 Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder.

GEN 24:16 The young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin. No man had known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up.

GEN 24:17 The servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher."

GEN 24:18 She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him a drink.

GEN 24:19 When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will also draw for your camels, until they have finished drinking."

GEN 24:20 She hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.

GEN 24:21 The man looked steadfastly at her, remaining silent, to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

GEN 24:22 As the camels had done drinking, the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,

GEN 24:23 and said, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me. Is there room in your father's house for us to stay?"

GEN 24:24 She said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor."

GEN 24:25 She said moreover to him, "We have both straw and feed enough, and room to lodge in."

GEN 24:26 The man bowed his head, and worshipped the LORD.

GEN 24:27 He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his loving kindness and his truth towards my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the way to the house of my master's relatives."

GEN 24:28 The young lady ran, and told her mother's house about these words.

GEN 24:29 Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.

GEN 24:30 When he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," he came to the man. Behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.

GEN 24:31 He said, "Come in, you blessed of the LORD. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels."

GEN 24:32 The man came into the house, and he unloaded the camels. He gave straw and feed for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.

GEN 24:33 Food was set before him to eat, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told my message." Laban said, "Speak on."

GEN 24:34 He said, "I am Abraham's servant.

GEN 24:35 The LORD has blessed my master greatly. He has become great. The LORD has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, and camels and donkeys.

GEN 24:36 Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when she was old. He has given all that he has to him.

GEN 24:37 My master made me swear, saying, 'You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live,

GEN 24:38 but you shall go to my father's house, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.'

GEN 24:39 I asked my master, 'What if the woman will not follow me?'

GEN 24:40 He said to me, 'The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way. You shall take a wife for my son from my relatives, and of my father's house.

GEN 24:41 Then you will be clear from my oath, when you come to my relatives. If they don't give her to you, you shall be clear from my oath.'

GEN 24:42 I came today to the spring, and said, 'The LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go-

GEN 24:43 behold, I am standing by this spring of water. Let it happen, that the maiden who comes out to draw, to whom I will say, "Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink,"

GEN 24:44 then she tells me, "Drink, and I will also draw for your camels,"-let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master's son.'

GEN 24:45 Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her pitcher on her shoulder. She went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, 'Please let me drink.'

GEN 24:46 She hurried and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink.' So I drank, and she also gave the camels a drink.

GEN 24:47 I asked her, and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.' I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands.

GEN 24:48 I bowed my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son.

GEN 24:49 Now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. If not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left."

GEN 24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing proceeds from the LORD. We can't speak to you bad or good.

GEN 24:51 Behold, Rebekah is before you. Take her, and go, and let her be your master's son's wife, as the LORD has spoken."

GEN 24:52 When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to the LORD.

GEN 24:53 The servant brought out jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and her mother.

GEN 24:54 They ate and drank, he and the men who were with him, and stayed all night. They rose up in the morning, and he said, "Send me away to my master."

GEN 24:55 Her brother and her mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go."

GEN 24:56 He said to them, "Don't hinder me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master."

GEN 24:57 They said, "We will call the young lady, and ask her."

GEN 24:58 They called Rebekah, and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" She said, "I will go."

GEN 24:59 They sent away Rebekah, their sister, with her nurse, Abraham's servant, and his men.

GEN 24:60 They blessed Rebekah, and said to her, "Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your offspring possess the gate of those who hate them."

GEN 24:61 Rebekah arose with her ladies. They rode on the camels, and followed the man. The servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

GEN 24:62 Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he lived in the land of the South.

GEN 24:63 Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the evening. He lifted up his eyes and looked. Behold, there were camels coming.

GEN 24:64 Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she got off the camel.

GEN 24:65 She said to the servant, "Who is the man who is walking in the field to meet us?" The servant said, "It is my master." She took her veil, and covered herself.

GEN 24:66 The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.

GEN 24:67 Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife. He loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Genesis Chapter 25

GEN 25:1 Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah.

GEN 25:2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

GEN 25:3 Jokshan became the father of Sheba, and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.

GEN 25:4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

GEN 25:5 Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac,

GEN 25:6 but Abraham gave gifts to the sons of Abraham's concubines. While he still lived, he sent them away from Isaac his son, eastward, to the east country.

GEN 25:7 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years.

GEN 25:8 Abraham gave up his spirit, and died at a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

GEN 25:9 Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is near Mamre,

GEN 25:10 the field which Abraham purchased from the children of Heth. Abraham was buried there with Sarah, his wife.

GEN 25:11 After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac, his son. Isaac lived by Beer Lahai Roi.

GEN 25:12 Now this is the history of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham.

GEN 25:13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to the order of their birth: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

GEN 25:14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

GEN 25:15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

GEN 25:16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments: twelve princes, according to their nations.

GEN 25:17 These are the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred and thirty-seven years. He gave up his spirit and died, and was gathered to his people.

GEN 25:18 They lived from Havilah to Shur that is before Egypt, as you go towards Assyria. He lived opposite all his relatives.

GEN 25:19 This is the history of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham became the father of Isaac.

GEN 25:20 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife.

GEN 25:21 Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. The LORD was entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

GEN 25:22 The children struggled together within her. She said, "If it is like this, why do I live?" She went to enquire of the LORD.

GEN 25:23 The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger."

GEN 25:24 When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

GEN 25:25 The first came out red all over, like a hairy garment. They named him Esau.

GEN 25:26 After that, his brother came out, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel. He was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

GEN 25:27 The boys grew. Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

GEN 25:28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob.

GEN 25:29 Jacob boiled stew. Esau came in from the field, and he was famished.

GEN 25:30 Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with some of that red stew, for I am famished." Therefore his name was called Edom.

GEN 25:31 Jacob said, "First, sell me your birthright."

GEN 25:32 Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?"

GEN 25:33 Jacob said, "Swear to me first." He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob.

GEN 25:34 Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew. He ate and drank, rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis Chapter 26

GEN 26:1 There was a famine in the land, in addition to the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, to Gerar.

GEN 26:2 The LORD appeared to him, and said, "Don't go down into Egypt. Live in the land I will tell you about.

GEN 26:3 Live in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For I will give to you, and to your offspring, all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.

GEN 26:4 I will multiply your offspring as the stars of the sky, and will give all these lands to your offspring. In your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed,

GEN 26:5 because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my requirements, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

GEN 26:6 Isaac lived in Gerar.

GEN 26:7 The men of the place asked him about his wife. He said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "My wife", lest, he thought, "the men of the place might kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to look at."

GEN 26:8 When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was caressing Rebekah, his wife.

GEN 26:9 Abimelech called Isaac, and said, "Behold, surely she is your wife. Why did you say, 'She is my sister?' " Isaac said to him, "Because I said, 'Lest I die because of her.' "

GEN 26:10 Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us!"

GEN 26:11 Abimelech commanded all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death."

GEN 26:12 Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. The LORD blessed him.

GEN 26:13 The man grew great, and grew more and more until he became very great.

GEN 26:14 He had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Philistines envied him.

GEN 26:15 Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.

GEN 26:16 Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we."

GEN 26:17 Isaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there.

GEN 26:18 Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. He called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

GEN 26:19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

GEN 26:20 The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." He called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.

GEN 26:21 They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah.

GEN 26:22 He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

GEN 26:23 He went up from there to Beersheba.

GEN 26:24 The LORD appeared to him the same night, and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Don't be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham's sake."

GEN 26:25 He built an altar there, and called on the LORD's name, and pitched his tent there. There Isaac's servants dug a well.

GEN 26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army.

GEN 26:27 Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me, and have sent me away from you?"

GEN 26:28 They said, "We saw plainly that the LORD was with you. We said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, even between us and you, and let's make a covenant with you,

GEN 26:29 that you will do us no harm, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace.' You are now the blessed of the LORD."

GEN 26:30 He made them a feast, and they ate and drank.

GEN 26:31 They rose up some time in the morning, and swore an oath to one another. Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

GEN 26:32 The same day, Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said to him, "We have found water."

GEN 26:33 He called it "Shibah". Therefore the name of the city is "Beersheba" to this day.

GEN 26:34 When Esau was forty years old, he took as wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

GEN 26:35 They grieved Isaac's and Rebekah's spirits.

Genesis Chapter 27

GEN 27:1 When Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, "My son?" He said to him, "Here I am."

GEN 27:2 He said, "See now, I am old. I don't know the day of my death.

GEN 27:3 Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and get me venison.

GEN 27:4 Make me savoury food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."

GEN 27:5 Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

GEN 27:6 Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,

GEN 27:7 'Bring me venison, and make me savoury food, that I may eat, and bless you before the LORD before my death.'

GEN 27:8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.

GEN 27:9 Go now to the flock and get me two good young goats from there. I will make them savoury food for your father, such as he loves.

GEN 27:10 You shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."

GEN 27:11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

GEN 27:12 What if my father touches me? I will seem to him as a deceiver, and I would bring a curse on myself, and not a blessing."

GEN 27:13 His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go get them for me."

GEN 27:14 He went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savoury food, such as his father loved.

GEN 27:15 Rebekah took the good clothes of Esau, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son.

GEN 27:16 She put the skins of the young goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck.

GEN 27:17 She gave the savoury food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

GEN 27:18 He came to his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"

GEN 27:19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."

GEN 27:20 Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" He said, "Because the LORD your God gave me success."

GEN 27:21 Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not."

GEN 27:22 Jacob went near to Isaac his father. He felt him, and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."

GEN 27:23 He didn't recognise him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

GEN 27:24 He said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He said, "I am."

GEN 27:25 He said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you." He brought it near to him, and he ate. He brought him wine, and he drank.

GEN 27:26 His father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."

GEN 27:27 He came near, and kissed him. He smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, "Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed.

GEN 27:28 God give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.

GEN 27:29 Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers. Let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you. Blessed be everyone who blesses you."

GEN 27:30 As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had just gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

GEN 27:31 He also made savoury food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me."

GEN 27:32 Isaac his father said to him, "Who are you?" He said, "I am your son, your firstborn, Esau."

GEN 27:33 Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who, then, is he who has taken venison, and brought it to me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? Yes, he will be blessed."

GEN 27:34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, my father."

GEN 27:35 He said, "Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing."

GEN 27:36 He said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. See, now he has taken away my blessing." He said, "Haven't you reserved a blessing for me?"

GEN 27:37 Isaac answered Esau, "Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants. I have sustained him with grain and new wine. What then will I do for you, my son?"

GEN 27:38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have just one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

GEN 27:39 Isaac his father answered him, "Behold, your dwelling will be of the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of the sky from above.

GEN 27:40 You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you will shake his yoke from off your neck."

GEN 27:41 Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob."

GEN 27:42 The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob, her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.

GEN 27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban, my brother, in Haran.

GEN 27:44 Stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away-

GEN 27:45 until your brother's anger turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send, and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"

GEN 27:46 Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good will my life do me?"

Genesis Chapter 28

GEN 28:1 Isaac called Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him, "You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

GEN 28:2 Arise, go to Paddan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father. Take a wife from there from the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.

GEN 28:3 May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples,

GEN 28:4 and give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, that you may inherit the land where you travel, which God gave to Abraham."

GEN 28:5 Isaac sent Jacob away. He went to Paddan Aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

GEN 28:6 Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan Aram, to take him a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a command, saying, "You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;"

GEN 28:7 and that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan Aram.

GEN 28:8 Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan didn't please Isaac, his father.

GEN 28:9 Esau went to Ishmael, and took, in addition to the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.

GEN 28:10 Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went towards Haran.

GEN 28:11 He came to a certain place, and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. He took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.

GEN 28:12 He dreamt and saw a stairway set upon the earth, and its top reached to heaven. Behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

GEN 28:13 Behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, "I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. I will give the land you lie on to you and to your offspring.

GEN 28:14 Your offspring will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your offspring, all the families of the earth will be blessed.

GEN 28:15 Behold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken of to you."

GEN 28:16 Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I didn't know it."

GEN 28:17 He was afraid, and said, "How awesome this place is! This is none other than God's house, and this is the gate of heaven."

GEN 28:18 Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on its top.

GEN 28:19 He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

GEN 28:20 Jacob vowed a vow, saying, "If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and clothing to put on,

GEN 28:21 so that I come again to my father's house in peace, and the LORD will be my God,

GEN 28:22 then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, will be God's house. Of all that you will give me I will surely give a tenth to you."

Genesis Chapter 29

GEN 29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east.

GEN 29:2 He looked, and behold, a well in the field, and saw three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. The stone on the well's mouth was large.

GEN 29:3 There all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the well's mouth in its place.

GEN 29:4 Jacob said to them, "My relatives, where are you from?" They said, "We are from Haran."

GEN 29:5 He said to them, "Do you know Laban, the son of Nahor?" They said, "We know him."

GEN 29:6 He said to them, "Is it well with him?" They said, "It is well. See, Rachel, his daughter, is coming with the sheep."

GEN 29:7 He said, "Behold, it is still the middle of the day, not time to gather the livestock together. Water the sheep, and go and feed them."

GEN 29:8 They said, "We can't, until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well's mouth. Then we water the sheep."

GEN 29:9 While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she kept them.

GEN 29:10 When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

GEN 29:11 Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

GEN 29:12 Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's relative, and that he was Rebekah's son. She ran and told her father.

GEN 29:13 When Laban heard the news of Jacob, his sister's son, he ran to meet Jacob, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. Jacob told Laban all these things.

GEN 29:14 Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh." Jacob stayed with him for a month.

GEN 29:15 Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what will your wages be?"

GEN 29:16 Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

GEN 29:17 Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and attractive.

GEN 29:18 Jacob loved Rachel. He said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter."

GEN 29:19 Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me."

GEN 29:20 Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.

GEN 29:21 Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her."

GEN 29:22 Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

GEN 29:23 In the evening, he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to Jacob. He went in to her.

GEN 29:24 Laban gave Zilpah his servant to his daughter Leah for a servant.

GEN 29:25 In the morning, behold, it was Leah! He said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Didn't I serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?"

GEN 29:26 Laban said, "It is not done so in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.

GEN 29:27 Fulfil the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me for seven more years."

GEN 29:28 Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. He gave him Rachel his daughter as wife.

GEN 29:29 Laban gave Bilhah, his servant, to his daughter Rachel to be her servant.

GEN 29:30 He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him seven more years.

GEN 29:31 The LORD saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.

GEN 29:32 Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she named him Reuben. For she said, "Because the LORD has looked at my affliction; for now my husband will love me."

GEN 29:33 She conceived again, and bore a son, and said, "Because the LORD has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this son also." She named him Simeon.

GEN 29:34 She conceived again, and bore a son. She said, "Now this time my husband will be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore his name was called Levi.

GEN 29:35 She conceived again, and bore a son. She said, "This time I will praise the LORD." Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing.

Genesis Chapter 30

GEN 30:1 When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die."

GEN 30:2 Jacob's anger burnt against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in God's place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"

GEN 30:3 She said, "Behold, my maid Bilhah. Go in to her, that she may bear on my knees, and I also may obtain children by her."

GEN 30:4 She gave him Bilhah her servant as wife, and Jacob went in to her.

GEN 30:5 Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.

GEN 30:6 Rachel said, "God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son." Therefore she called his name Dan.

GEN 30:7 Bilhah, Rachel's servant, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.

GEN 30:8 Rachel said, "I have wrestled with my sister with mighty wrestlings, and have prevailed." She named him Naphtali.

GEN 30:9 When Leah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her servant, and gave her to Jacob as a wife.

GEN 30:10 Zilpah, Leah's servant, bore Jacob a son.

GEN 30:11 Leah said, "How fortunate!" She named him Gad.

GEN 30:12 Zilpah, Leah's servant, bore Jacob a second son.

GEN 30:13 Leah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy." She named him Asher.

GEN 30:14 Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother, Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."

GEN 30:15 Leah said to her, "Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son's mandrakes, also?" Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes."

GEN 30:16 Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, "You must come in to me; for I have surely hired you with my son's mandrakes." He lay with her that night.

GEN 30:17 God listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.

GEN 30:18 Leah said, "God has given me my hire, because I gave my servant to my husband." She named him Issachar.

GEN 30:19 Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob.

GEN 30:20 Leah said, "God has endowed me with a good dowry. Now my husband will live with me, because I have borne him six sons." She named him Zebulun.

GEN 30:21 Afterwards, she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah.

GEN 30:22 God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

GEN 30:23 She conceived, bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my reproach."

GEN 30:24 She named him Joseph, saying, "May the LORD add another son to me."

GEN 30:25 When Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.

GEN 30:26 Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you."

GEN 30:27 Laban said to him, "If now I have found favour in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that the LORD has blessed me for your sake."

GEN 30:28 He said, "Appoint me your wages, and I will give it."

GEN 30:29 Jacob said to him, "You know how I have served you, and how your livestock have fared with me.

GEN 30:30 For it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased to a multitude. The LORD has blessed you wherever I turned. Now when will I provide for my own house also?"

GEN 30:31 Laban said, "What shall I give you?" Jacob said, "You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it.

GEN 30:32 I will pass through all your flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted one, and every black one amongst the sheep, and the spotted and speckled amongst the goats. This will be my hire.

GEN 30:33 So my righteousness will answer for me hereafter, when you come concerning my hire that is before you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted amongst the goats, and black amongst the sheep, that might be with me, will be considered stolen."

GEN 30:34 Laban said, "Behold, let it be according to your word."

GEN 30:35 That day, he removed the male goats that were streaked and spotted, and all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones amongst the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

GEN 30:36 He set three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

GEN 30:37 Jacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, and plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

GEN 30:38 He set the rods which he had peeled opposite the flocks in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink. They conceived when they came to drink.

GEN 30:39 The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks produced streaked, speckled, and spotted.

GEN 30:40 Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks towards the streaked and all the black in Laban's flock. He put his own droves apart, and didn't put them into Laban's flock.

GEN 30:41 Whenever the stronger of the flock conceived, Jacob laid the rods in front of the eyes of the flock in the watering troughs, that they might conceive amongst the rods;

GEN 30:42 but when the flock were feeble, he didn't put them in. So the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

GEN 30:43 The man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

Genesis Chapter 31

GEN 31:1 Jacob heard Laban's sons' words, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's. He has obtained all this wealth from that which was our father's."

GEN 31:2 Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not towards him as before.

GEN 31:3 The LORD said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you."

GEN 31:4 Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,

GEN 31:5 and said to them, "I see the expression on your father's face, that it is not towards me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.

GEN 31:6 You know that I have served your father with all of my strength.

GEN 31:7 Your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God didn't allow him to hurt me.

GEN 31:8 If he said, 'The speckled will be your wages,' then all the flock bore speckled. If he said, 'The streaked will be your wages,' then all the flock bore streaked.

GEN 31:9 Thus God has taken away your father's livestock, and given them to me.

GEN 31:10 During mating season, I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which leapt on the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled.

GEN 31:11 The angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.'

GEN 31:12 He said, 'Now lift up your eyes, and behold, all the male goats which leap on the flock are streaked, speckled, and grizzled, for I have seen all that Laban does to you.

GEN 31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.' "

GEN 31:14 Rachel and Leah answered him, "Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

GEN 31:15 Aren't we considered as foreigners by him? For he has sold us, and has also used up our money.

GEN 31:16 For all the riches which God has taken away from our father are ours and our children's. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do."

GEN 31:17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on the camels,

GEN 31:18 and he took away all his livestock, and all his possessions which he had gathered, including the livestock which he had gained in Paddan Aram, to go to Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan.

GEN 31:19 Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep; and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father's.

GEN 31:20 Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn't tell him that he was running away.

GEN 31:21 So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face towards the mountain of Gilead.

GEN 31:22 Laban was told on the third day that Jacob had fled.

GEN 31:23 He took his relatives with him, and pursued him seven days' journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.

GEN 31:24 God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Be careful that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad."

GEN 31:25 Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain, and Laban with his relatives encamped in the mountain of Gilead.

GEN 31:26 Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done, that you have deceived me, and carried away my daughters like captives of the sword?

GEN 31:27 Why did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn't tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp;

GEN 31:28 and didn't allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.

GEN 31:29 It is in the power of my hand to hurt you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad.'

GEN 31:30 Now, you want to be gone, because you greatly longed for your father's house, but why have you stolen my gods?"

GEN 31:31 Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.'

GEN 31:32 Anyone you find your gods with shall not live. Before our relatives, discern what is yours with me, and take it." For Jacob didn't know that Rachel had stolen them.

GEN 31:33 Laban went into Jacob's tent, into Leah's tent, and into the tent of the two female servants; but he didn't find them. He went out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

GEN 31:34 Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel's saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt around all the tent, but didn't find them.

GEN 31:35 She said to her father, "Don't let my lord be angry that I can't rise up before you; for I'm having my period." He searched, but didn't find the teraphim.

GEN 31:36 Jacob was angry, and argued with Laban. Jacob answered Laban, "What is my trespass? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?

GEN 31:37 Now that you have felt around in all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set it here before my relatives and your relatives, that they may judge between us two.

GEN 31:38 "These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I haven't eaten the rams of your flocks.

GEN 31:39 That which was torn of animals, I didn't bring to you. I bore its loss. Of my hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.

GEN 31:40 This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.

GEN 31:41 These twenty years I have been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.

GEN 31:42 Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked you last night."

GEN 31:43 Laban answered Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine! What can I do today to these my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne?

GEN 31:44 Now come, let's make a covenant, you and I. Let it be for a witness between me and you."

GEN 31:45 Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

GEN 31:46 Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.

GEN 31:47 Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

GEN 31:48 Laban said, "This heap is witness between me and you today." Therefore it was named Galeed

GEN 31:49 and Mizpah, for he said, "The LORD watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.

GEN 31:50 If you afflict my daughters, or if you take wives in addition to my daughters, no man is with us; behold, God is witness between me and you."

GEN 31:51 Laban said to Jacob, "See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you.

GEN 31:52 May this heap be a witness, and the pillar be a witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you will not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.

GEN 31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." Then Jacob swore by the fear of his father, Isaac.

GEN 31:54 Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his relatives to eat bread. They ate bread, and stayed all night in the mountain.

GEN 31:55 Early in the morning, Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. Laban departed and returned to his place.

Genesis Chapter 32

GEN 32:1 Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

GEN 32:2 When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God's army." He called the name of that place Mahanaim.

GEN 32:3 Jacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.

GEN 32:4 He commanded them, saying, "This is what you shall tell my lord, Esau: 'This is what your servant, Jacob, says. I have lived as a foreigner with Laban, and stayed until now.

GEN 32:5 I have cattle, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in your sight.' "

GEN 32:6 The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau. He is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him."

GEN 32:7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed. He divided the people who were with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two companies;

GEN 32:8 and he said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape."

GEN 32:9 Jacob said, "God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD, who said to me, 'Return to your country, and to your relatives, and I will do you good,'

GEN 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the loving kindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with just my staff I crossed over this Jordan; and now I have become two companies.

GEN 32:11 Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and strike me and the mothers with the children.

GEN 32:12 You said, 'I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which can't be counted because there are so many.' "

GEN 32:13 He stayed there that night, and took from that which he had with him a present for Esau, his brother:

GEN 32:14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,

GEN 32:15 thirty milk camels and their colts, forty cows, ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.

GEN 32:16 He delivered them into the hands of his servants, every herd by itself, and said to his servants, "Pass over before me, and put a space between herd and herd."

GEN 32:17 He commanded the foremost, saying, "When Esau, my brother, meets you, and asks you, saying, 'Whose are you? Where are you going? Whose are these before you?'

GEN 32:18 Then you shall say, 'They are your servant, Jacob's. It is a present sent to my lord, Esau. Behold, he also is behind us.' "

GEN 32:19 He commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, "This is how you shall speak to Esau, when you find him.

GEN 32:20 You shall say, 'Not only that, but behold, your servant, Jacob, is behind us.' " For, he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me."

GEN 32:21 So the present passed over before him, and he himself stayed that night in the camp.

GEN 32:22 He rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of the Jabbok.

GEN 32:23 He took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.

GEN 32:24 Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.

GEN 32:25 When he saw that he didn't prevail against him, the man touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained as he wrestled.

GEN 32:26 The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won't let you go unless you bless me."

GEN 32:27 He said to him, "What is your name?" He said, "Jacob".

GEN 32:28 He said, "Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed."

GEN 32:29 Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." He said, "Why is it that you ask what my name is?" He blessed him there.

GEN 32:30 Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; for he said, "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."

GEN 32:31 The sun rose on him as he passed over Peniel, and he limped because of his thigh.

GEN 32:32 Therefore the children of Israel don't eat the sinew of the hip, which is on the hollow of the thigh, to this day, because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.

Genesis Chapter 33

GEN 33:1 Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. He divided the children between Leah, Rachel, and the two servants.

GEN 33:2 He put the servants and their children in front, Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph at the rear.

GEN 33:3 He himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

GEN 33:4 Esau ran to meet him, embraced him, fell on his neck, kissed him, and they wept.

GEN 33:5 He lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, "Who are these with you?" He said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."

GEN 33:6 Then the servants came near with their children, and they bowed themselves.

GEN 33:7 Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves. After them, Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

GEN 33:8 Esau said, "What do you mean by all this company which I met?" Jacob said, "To find favour in the sight of my lord."

GEN 33:9 Esau said, "I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours."

GEN 33:10 Jacob said, "Please, no, if I have now found favour in your sight, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

GEN 33:11 Please take the gift that I brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." He urged him, and he took it.

GEN 33:12 Esau said, "Let's take our journey, and let's go, and I will go before you."

GEN 33:13 Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

GEN 33:14 Please let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir."

GEN 33:15 Esau said, "Let me now leave with you some of the people who are with me." He said, "Why? Let me find favour in the sight of my lord."

GEN 33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

GEN 33:17 Jacob travelled to Succoth, built himself a house, and made shelters for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

GEN 33:18 Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan Aram; and encamped before the city.

GEN 33:19 He bought the parcel of ground where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for one hundred pieces of money.

GEN 33:20 He erected an altar there, and called it El Elohe Israel.

Genesis Chapter 34

GEN 34:1 Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

GEN 34:2 Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. He took her, lay with her, and humbled her.

GEN 34:3 His soul joined to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young lady, and spoke kindly to the young lady.

GEN 34:4 Shechem spoke to his father, Hamor, saying, "Get me this young lady as a wife."

GEN 34:5 Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah, his daughter; and his sons were with his livestock in the field. Jacob held his peace until they came.

GEN 34:6 Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to talk with him.

GEN 34:7 The sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it. The men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had done folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter, a thing ought not to be done.

GEN 34:8 Hamor talked with them, saying, "The soul of my son, Shechem, longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.

GEN 34:9 Make marriages with us. Give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.

GEN 34:10 You shall dwell with us, and the land will be before you. Live and trade in it, and get possessions in it."

GEN 34:11 Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, "Let me find favour in your eyes, and whatever you will tell me I will give.

GEN 34:12 Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

GEN 34:13 The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit when they spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

GEN 34:14 and said to them, "We can't do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that is a reproach to us.

GEN 34:15 Only on this condition will we consent to you. If you will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised,

GEN 34:16 then will we give our daughters to you; and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

GEN 34:17 But if you will not listen to us and be circumcised, then we will take our sister, and we will be gone."

GEN 34:18 Their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.

GEN 34:19 The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honoured above all the house of his father.

GEN 34:20 Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,

GEN 34:21 "These men are peaceful with us. Therefore let them live in the land and trade in it. For behold, the land is large enough for them. Let's take their daughters to us for wives, and let's give them our daughters.

GEN 34:22 Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people, if every male amongst us is circumcised, as they are circumcised.

GEN 34:23 Won't their livestock and their possessions and all their animals be ours? Only let's give our consent to them, and they will dwell with us."

GEN 34:24 All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor, and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

GEN 34:25 On the third day, when they were sore, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword, came upon the unsuspecting city, and killed all the males.

GEN 34:26 They killed Hamor and Shechem, his son, with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went away.

GEN 34:27 Jacob's sons came on the dead, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

GEN 34:28 They took their flocks, their herds, their donkeys, that which was in the city, that which was in the field,

GEN 34:29 and all their wealth. They took captive all their little ones and their wives, and took as plunder everything that was in the house.

GEN 34:30 Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, amongst the Canaanites and the Perizzites. I am few in number. They will gather themselves together against me and strike me, and I will be destroyed, I and my house."

GEN 34:31 They said, "Should he deal with our sister as with a prostitute?"

Genesis Chapter 35

GEN 35:1 God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel, and live there. Make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother."

GEN 35:2 Then Jacob said to his household, and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods that are amongst you, purify yourselves, change your garments.

GEN 35:3 Let's arise, and go up to Bethel. I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me on the way which I went."

GEN 35:4 They gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

GEN 35:5 They travelled, and a terror of God was on the cities that were around them, and they didn't pursue the sons of Jacob.

GEN 35:6 So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.

GEN 35:7 He built an altar there, and called the place El Beth El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

GEN 35:8 Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; and its name was called Allon Bacuth.

GEN 35:9 God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan Aram, and blessed him.

GEN 35:10 God said to him, "Your name is Jacob. Your name shall not be Jacob any more, but your name will be Israel." He named him Israel.

GEN 35:11 God said to him, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations will be from you, and kings will come out of your body.

GEN 35:12 The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and to your offspring after you I will give the land."

GEN 35:13 God went up from him in the place where he spoke with him.

GEN 35:14 Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it.

GEN 35:15 Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him "Bethel".

GEN 35:16 They travelled from Bethel. There was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed. She had hard labour.

GEN 35:17 When she was in hard labour, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid, for now you will have another son."

GEN 35:18 As her soul was departing (for she died), she named him Benoni, but his father named him Benjamin.

GEN 35:19 Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath (also called Bethlehem).

GEN 35:20 Jacob set up a pillar on her grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

GEN 35:21 Israel travelled, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

GEN 35:22 While Israel lived in that land, Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.

GEN 35:23 The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob's firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.

GEN 35:24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

GEN 35:25 The sons of Bilhah (Rachel's servant): Dan and Naphtali.

GEN 35:26 The sons of Zilpah (Leah's servant): Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.

GEN 35:27 Jacob came to Isaac his father, to Mamre, to Kiriath Arba (which is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac lived as foreigners.

GEN 35:28 The days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.

GEN 35:29 Isaac gave up the spirit and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. Esau and Jacob, his sons, buried him.

Genesis Chapter 36

GEN 36:1 Now this is the history of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

GEN 36:2 Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon, the Hittite; and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, the Hivite;

GEN 36:3 and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth.

GEN 36:4 Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz. Basemath bore Reuel.

GEN 36:5 Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan.

GEN 36:6 Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the members of his household, with his livestock, all his animals, and all his possessions, which he had gathered in the land of Canaan, and went into a land away from his brother Jacob.

GEN 36:7 For their substance was too great for them to dwell together, and the land of their travels couldn't bear them because of their livestock.

GEN 36:8 Esau lived in the hill country of Seir. Esau is Edom.

GEN 36:9 This is the history of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir:

GEN 36:10 these are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz, the son of Adah, the wife of Esau; and Reuel, the son of Basemath, the wife of Esau.

GEN 36:11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

GEN 36:12 Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek. These are the descendants of Adah, Esau's wife.

GEN 36:13 These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the descendants of Basemath, Esau's wife.

GEN 36:14 These were the sons of Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.

GEN 36:15 These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,

GEN 36:16 chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs who came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Adah.

GEN 36:17 These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs who came of Reuel in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.

GEN 36:18 These are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau's wife: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah. These are the chiefs who came of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.

GEN 36:19 These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.

GEN 36:20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

GEN 36:21 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs who came of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.

GEN 36:22 The children of Lotan were Hori and Heman. Lotan's sister was Timna.

GEN 36:23 These are the children of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

GEN 36:24 These are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the donkeys of Zibeon his father.

GEN 36:25 These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.

GEN 36:26 These are the children of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.

GEN 36:27 These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.

GEN 36:28 These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

GEN 36:29 These are the chiefs who came of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

GEN 36:30 chief Dishon, chief Ezer, and chief Dishan. These are the chiefs who came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

GEN 36:31 These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the children of Israel.

GEN 36:32 Bela, the son of Beor, reigned in Edom. The name of his city was Dinhabah.

GEN 36:33 Bela died, and Jobab, the son of Zerah of Bozrah, reigned in his place.

GEN 36:34 Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.

GEN 36:35 Husham died, and Hadad, the son of Bedad, who struck Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. The name of his city was Avith.

GEN 36:36 Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.

GEN 36:37 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the river, reigned in his place.

GEN 36:38 Shaul died, and Baal Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.

GEN 36:39 Baal Hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his place. The name of his city was Pau. His wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

GEN 36:40 These are the names of the chiefs who came from Esau, according to their families, after their places, and by their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth,

GEN 36:41 chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,

GEN 36:42 chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,

GEN 36:43 chief Magdiel, and chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father of the Edomites.

Genesis Chapter 37

GEN 37:1 Jacob lived in the land of his father's travels, in the land of Canaan.

GEN 37:2 This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.

GEN 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a tunic of many colours.

GEN 37:4 His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him.

GEN 37:5 Joseph dreamt a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.

GEN 37:6 He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamt:

GEN 37:7 for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowed down to my sheaf."

GEN 37:8 His brothers asked him, "Will you indeed reign over us? Will you indeed have dominion over us?" They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words.

GEN 37:9 He dreamt yet another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, "Behold, I have dreamt yet another dream: and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me."

GEN 37:10 He told it to his father and to his brothers. His father rebuked him, and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamt? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves down to you to the earth?"

GEN 37:11 His brothers envied him, but his father kept this saying in mind.

GEN 37:12 His brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.

GEN 37:13 Israel said to Joseph, "Aren't your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them." He said to him, "Here I am."

GEN 37:14 He said to him, "Go now, see whether it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock; and bring me word again." So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

GEN 37:15 A certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. The man asked him, "What are you looking for?"

GEN 37:16 He said, "I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, please, where they are feeding the flock."

GEN 37:17 The man said, "They have left here, for I heard them say, 'Let's go to Dothan.' " Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.

GEN 37:18 They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.

GEN 37:19 They said to one another, "Behold, this dreamer comes.

GEN 37:20 Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams."

GEN 37:21 Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, "Let's not take his life."

GEN 37:22 Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him"-that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.

GEN 37:23 When Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colours that was on him;

GEN 37:24 and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.

GEN 37:25 They sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

GEN 37:26 Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

GEN 37:27 Come, and let's sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh." His brothers listened to him.

GEN 37:28 Midianites who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. The merchants brought Joseph into Egypt.

GEN 37:29 Reuben returned to the pit, and saw that Joseph wasn't in the pit; and he tore his clothes.

GEN 37:30 He returned to his brothers, and said, "The child is no more; and I, where will I go?"

GEN 37:31 They took Joseph's tunic, and killed a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood.

GEN 37:32 They took the tunic of many colours, and they brought it to their father, and said, "We have found this. Examine it, now, and see if it is your son's tunic or not."

GEN 37:33 He recognised it, and said, "It is my son's tunic. An evil animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces."

GEN 37:34 Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

GEN 37:35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He said, "For I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning." His father wept for him.

GEN 37:36 The Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.

Genesis Chapter 38

GEN 38:1 At that time, Judah went down from his brothers, and visited a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

GEN 38:2 There, Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite man named Shua. He took her, and went in to her.

GEN 38:3 She conceived, and bore a son; and he named him Er.

GEN 38:4 She conceived again, and bore a son; and she named him Onan.

GEN 38:5 She yet again bore a son, and named him Shelah. He was at Chezib when she bore him.

GEN 38:6 Judah took a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

GEN 38:7 Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the LORD's sight. So The LORD killed him.

GEN 38:8 Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."

GEN 38:9 Onan knew that the offspring wouldn't be his; and when he went in to his brother's wife, he spilled his semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother.

GEN 38:10 The thing which he did was evil in the LORD's sight, and he killed him also.

GEN 38:11 Then Judah said to Tamar, his daughter-in-law, "Remain a widow in your father's house, until Shelah, my son, is grown up;" for he said, "Lest he also die, like his brothers." Tamar went and lived in her father's house.

GEN 38:12 After many days, Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheep shearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah, the Adullamite.

GEN 38:13 Tamar was told, "Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."

GEN 38:14 She took off the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she wasn't given to him as a wife.

GEN 38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought that she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.

GEN 38:16 He turned to her by the way, and said, "Please come, let me come in to you," for he didn't know that she was his daughter-in-law. She said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"

GEN 38:17 He said, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." She said, "Will you give me a pledge, until you send it?"

GEN 38:18 He said, "What pledge will I give you?" She said, "Your signet and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." He gave them to her, and came in to her, and she conceived by him.

GEN 38:19 She arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

GEN 38:20 Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.

GEN 38:21 Then he asked the men of her place, saying, "Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the road?" They said, "There has been no prostitute here."

GEN 38:22 He returned to Judah, and said, "I haven't found her; and also the men of the place said, 'There has been no prostitute here.' "

GEN 38:23 Judah said, "Let her keep it, lest we be shamed. Behold, I sent this young goat, and you haven't found her."

GEN 38:24 About three months later, Judah was told, "Tamar, your daughter-in-law, has played the prostitute. Moreover, behold, she is with child by prostitution." Judah said, "Bring her out, and let her be burnt."

GEN 38:25 When she was brought out, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "I am with child by the man who owns these." She also said, "Please discern whose these are-the signet, and the cords, and the staff."

GEN 38:26 Judah acknowledged them, and said, "She is more righteous than I, because I didn't give her to Shelah, my son." He knew her again no more.

GEN 38:27 In the time of her travail, behold, twins were in her womb.

GEN 38:28 When she travailed, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, "This came out first."

GEN 38:29 As he drew back his hand, behold, his brother came out, and she said, "Why have you made a breach for yourself?" Therefore his name was called Perez.

GEN 38:30 Afterward his brother came out, who had the scarlet thread on his hand, and his name was called Zerah.

Genesis Chapter 39

GEN 39:1 Joseph was brought down to Egypt. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hand of the Ishmaelites that had brought him down there.

GEN 39:2 The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man. He was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

GEN 39:3 His master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did prosper in his hand.

GEN 39:4 Joseph found favour in his sight. He ministered to him, and Potiphar made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

GEN 39:5 From the time that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake. The LORD's blessing was on all that he had, in the house and in the field.

GEN 39:6 He left all that he had in Joseph's hand. He didn't concern himself with anything, except for the food which he ate. Joseph was well-built and handsome.

GEN 39:7 After these things, his master's wife set her eyes on Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me."

GEN 39:8 But he refused, and said to his master's wife, "Behold, my master doesn't know what is with me in the house, and he has put all that he has into my hand.

GEN 39:9 No one is greater in this house than I am, and he has not kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"

GEN 39:10 As she spoke to Joseph day by day, he didn't listen to her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

GEN 39:11 About this time, he went into the house to do his work, and there were none of the men of the house inside.

GEN 39:12 She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" He left his garment in her hand, and ran outside.

GEN 39:13 When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and had run outside,

GEN 39:14 she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, "Behold, he has brought a Hebrew in to us to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.

GEN 39:15 When he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment by me, and ran outside."

GEN 39:16 She laid up his garment by her, until his master came home.

GEN 39:17 She spoke to him according to these words, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me,

GEN 39:18 and as I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment by me, and ran outside."

GEN 39:19 When his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This is what your servant did to me," his wrath was kindled.

GEN 39:20 Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound, and he was there in custody.

GEN 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed kindness to him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

GEN 39:22 The keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever they did there, he was responsible for it.

GEN 39:23 The keeper of the prison didn't look after anything that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him; and that which he did, the LORD made it prosper.

Genesis Chapter 40

GEN 40:1 After these things, the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord, the king of Egypt.

GEN 40:2 Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cup bearer and the chief baker.

GEN 40:3 He put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

GEN 40:4 The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he took care of them. They stayed in prison many days.

GEN 40:5 They both dreamt a dream, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the cup bearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.

GEN 40:6 Joseph came in to them in the morning, and saw them, and saw that they were sad.

GEN 40:7 He asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his master's house, saying, "Why do you look so sad today?"

GEN 40:8 They said to him, "We have dreamt a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it." Joseph said to them, "Don't interpretations belong to God? Please tell it to me."

GEN 40:9 The chief cup bearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, a vine was in front of me,

GEN 40:10 and in the vine were three branches. It was as though it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.

GEN 40:11 Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand."

GEN 40:12 Joseph said to him, "This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days.

GEN 40:13 Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head, and restore you to your office. You will give Pharaoh's cup into his hand, the way you did when you were his cup bearer.

GEN 40:14 But remember me when it is well with you. Please show kindness to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house.

GEN 40:15 For indeed, I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon."

GEN 40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, "I also was in my dream, and behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head.

GEN 40:17 In the uppermost basket there were all kinds of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head."

GEN 40:18 Joseph answered, "This is its interpretation. The three baskets are three days.

GEN 40:19 Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head from off you, and will hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off you."

GEN 40:20 On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast for all his servants, and he lifted up the head of the chief cup bearer and the head of the chief baker amongst his servants.

GEN 40:21 He restored the chief cup bearer to his position again, and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;

GEN 40:22 but he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

GEN 40:23 Yet the chief cup bearer didn't remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Genesis Chapter 41

GEN 41:1 At the end of two full years, Pharaoh dreamt, and behold, he stood by the river.

GEN 41:2 Behold, seven cattle came up out of the river. They were sleek and fat, and they fed in the marsh grass.

GEN 41:3 Behold, seven other cattle came up after them out of the river, ugly and thin, and stood by the other cattle on the brink of the river.

GEN 41:4 The ugly and thin cattle ate up the seven sleek and fat cattle. So Pharaoh awoke.

GEN 41:5 He slept and dreamt a second time; and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, healthy and good.

GEN 41:6 Behold, seven heads of grain, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

GEN 41:7 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy and full ears. Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.

GEN 41:8 In the morning, his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all of Egypt's magicians and wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.

GEN 41:9 Then the chief cup bearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, "I remember my faults today.

GEN 41:10 Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, with the chief baker.

GEN 41:11 We dreamt a dream in one night, he and I. Each man dreamt according to the interpretation of his dream.

GEN 41:12 There was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard, and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams. He interpreted to each man according to his dream.

GEN 41:13 As he interpreted to us, so it was. He restored me to my office, and he hanged him."

GEN 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. He shaved himself, changed his clothing, and came in to Pharaoh.

GEN 41:15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have dreamt a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."

GEN 41:16 Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It isn't in me. God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace."

GEN 41:17 Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, "In my dream, behold, I stood on the brink of the river;

GEN 41:18 and behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, fat and sleek. They fed in the marsh grass;

GEN 41:19 and behold, seven other cattle came up after them, poor and very ugly and thin, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for ugliness.

GEN 41:20 The thin and ugly cattle ate up the first seven fat cattle;

GEN 41:21 and when they had eaten them up, it couldn't be known that they had eaten them, but they were still ugly, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

GEN 41:22 I saw in my dream, and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, full and good;

GEN 41:23 and behold, seven heads of grain, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

GEN 41:24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."

GEN 41:25 Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dream of Pharaoh is one. What God is about to do he has declared to Pharaoh.

GEN 41:26 The seven good cattle are seven years; and the seven good heads of grain are seven years. The dream is one.

GEN 41:27 The seven thin and ugly cattle that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty heads of grain blasted with the east wind; they will be seven years of famine.

GEN 41:28 That is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.

GEN 41:29 Behold, seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt are coming.

GEN 41:30 Seven years of famine will arise after them, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt. The famine will consume the land,

GEN 41:31 and the plenty will not be known in the land by reason of that famine which follows; for it will be very grievous.

GEN 41:32 The dream was doubled to Pharaoh, because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

GEN 41:33 "Now therefore let Pharaoh look for a discreet and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

GEN 41:34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt's produce in the seven plenteous years.

GEN 41:35 Let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and store grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.

GEN 41:36 The food will be to supply the land against the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of Egypt; so that the land will not perish through the famine."

GEN 41:37 The thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

GEN 41:38 Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?"

GEN 41:39 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Because God has shown you all of this, there is no one so discreet and wise as you.

GEN 41:40 You shall be over my house. All my people will be ruled according to your word. Only in the throne I will be greater than you."

GEN 41:41 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Behold, I have set you over all the land of Egypt."

GEN 41:42 Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in robes of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck.

GEN 41:43 He made him ride in the second chariot which he had. They cried before him, "Bow the knee!" He set him over all the land of Egypt.

GEN 41:44 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I am Pharaoh. Without you, no man shall lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt."

GEN 41:45 Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-Paneah. He gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On as a wife. Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.

GEN 41:46 Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

GEN 41:47 In the seven plenteous years the earth produced abundantly.

GEN 41:48 He gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities. He stored food in each city from the fields around that city.

GEN 41:49 Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he stopped counting, for it was without number.

GEN 41:50 To Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore to him.

GEN 41:51 Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, "For", he said, "God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house."

GEN 41:52 The name of the second, he called Ephraim: "For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."

GEN 41:53 The seven years of plenty, that were in the land of Egypt, came to an end.

GEN 41:54 The seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

GEN 41:55 When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread, and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph. What he says to you, do."

GEN 41:56 The famine was over all the surface of the earth. Joseph opened all the store houses, and sold to the Egyptians. The famine was severe in the land of Egypt.

GEN 41:57 All countries came into Egypt, to Joseph, to buy grain, because the famine was severe in all the earth.

Genesis Chapter 42

GEN 42:1 Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why do you look at one another?"

GEN 42:2 He said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there, and buy for us from there, so that we may live, and not die."

GEN 42:3 Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.

GEN 42:4 But Jacob didn't send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brothers; for he said, "Lest perhaps harm happen to him."

GEN 42:5 The sons of Israel came to buy amongst those who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

GEN 42:6 Joseph was the governor over the land. It was he who sold to all the people of the land. Joseph's brothers came, and bowed themselves down to him with their faces to the earth.

GEN 42:7 Joseph saw his brothers, and he recognised them, but acted like a stranger to them, and spoke roughly with them. He said to them, "Where did you come from?" They said, "From the land of Canaan, to buy food."

GEN 42:8 Joseph recognised his brothers, but they didn't recognise him.

GEN 42:9 Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamt about them, and said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land."

GEN 42:10 They said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

GEN 42:11 We are all one man's sons; we are honest men. Your servants are not spies."

GEN 42:12 He said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land!"

GEN 42:13 They said, "We, your servants, are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is today with our father, and one is no more."

GEN 42:14 Joseph said to them, "It is like I told you, saying, 'You are spies!'

GEN 42:15 By this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go out from here, unless your youngest brother comes here.

GEN 42:16 Send one of you, and let him get your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you, or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies."

GEN 42:17 He put them all together into custody for three days.

GEN 42:18 Joseph said to them the third day, "Do this, and live, for I fear God.

GEN 42:19 If you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.

GEN 42:20 Bring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won't die." They did so.

GEN 42:21 They said to one another, "We are certainly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress has come upon us."

GEN 42:22 Reuben answered them, saying, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'Don't sin against the child,' and you wouldn't listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required."

GEN 42:23 They didn't know that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

GEN 42:24 He turned himself away from them, and wept. Then he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from amongst them, and bound him before their eyes.

GEN 42:25 Then Joseph gave a command to fill their bags with grain, and to restore each man's money into his sack, and to give them food for the way. So it was done to them.

GEN 42:26 They loaded their donkeys with their grain, and departed from there.

GEN 42:27 As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey food in the lodging place, he saw his money. Behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

GEN 42:28 He said to his brothers, "My money is restored! Behold, it is in my sack!" Their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, "What is this that God has done to us?"

GEN 42:29 They came to Jacob their father, to the land of Canaan, and told him all that had happened to them, saying,

GEN 42:30 "The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.

GEN 42:31 We said to him, 'We are honest men. We are no spies.

GEN 42:32 We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no more, and the youngest is today with our father in the land of Canaan.'

GEN 42:33 The man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way.

GEN 42:34 Bring your youngest brother to me. Then I will know that you are not spies, but that you are honest men. So I will deliver your brother to you, and you shall trade in the land.' "

GEN 42:35 As they emptied their sacks, behold, each man's bundle of money was in his sack. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid.

GEN 42:36 Jacob, their father, said to them, "You have bereaved me of my children! Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin away. All these things are against me."

GEN 42:37 Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons, if I don't bring him to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him to you again."

GEN 42:38 He said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left. If harm happens to him along the way in which you go, then you will bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol."

Genesis Chapter 43

GEN 43:1 The famine was severe in the land.

GEN 43:2 When they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little more food."

GEN 43:3 Judah spoke to him, saying, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'

GEN 43:4 If you'll send our brother with us, we'll go down and buy you food;

GEN 43:5 but if you don't send him, we won't go down, for the man said to us, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.' "

GEN 43:6 Israel said, "Why did you treat me so badly, telling the man that you had another brother?"

GEN 43:7 They said, "The man asked directly concerning ourselves, and concerning our relatives, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' We just answered his questions. Is there any way we could know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down?' "

GEN 43:8 Judah said to Israel, his father, "Send the boy with me, and we'll get up and go, so that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones.

GEN 43:9 I'll be collateral for him. From my hand will you require him. If I don't bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever;

GEN 43:10 for if we hadn't delayed, surely we would have returned a second time by now."

GEN 43:11 Their father, Israel, said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;

GEN 43:12 and take double money in your hand, and take back the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks. Perhaps it was an oversight.

GEN 43:13 Take your brother also, get up, and return to the man.

GEN 43:14 May God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release to you your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."

GEN 43:15 The men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and got up, went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

GEN 43:16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, "Bring the men into the house, and butcher an animal, and prepare; for the men will dine with me at noon."

GEN 43:17 The man did as Joseph commanded, and the man brought the men to Joseph's house.

GEN 43:18 The men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "Because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time, we're brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, attack us, and seize us as slaves, along with our donkeys."

GEN 43:19 They came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,

GEN 43:20 and said, "Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.

GEN 43:21 When we came to the lodging place, we opened our sacks, and behold, each man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight. We have brought it back in our hand.

GEN 43:22 We have brought down other money in our hand to buy food. We don't know who put our money in our sacks."

GEN 43:23 He said, "Peace be to you. Don't be afraid. Your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks. I received your money." He brought Simeon out to them.

GEN 43:24 The man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. He gave their donkeys fodder.

GEN 43:25 They prepared the present for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

GEN 43:26 When Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves down to the earth before him.

GEN 43:27 He asked them of their welfare, and said, "Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive?"

GEN 43:28 They said, "Your servant, our father, is well. He is still alive." They bowed down humbly.

GEN 43:29 He lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, "Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?" He said, "God be gracious to you, my son."

GEN 43:30 Joseph hurried, for his heart yearned over his brother; and he sought a place to weep. He entered into his room, and wept there.

GEN 43:31 He washed his face, and came out. He controlled himself, and said, "Serve the meal."

GEN 43:32 They served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians don't eat with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.

GEN 43:33 They sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth, and the men marvelled with one another.

GEN 43:34 He sent portions to them from before him, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. They drank, and were merry with him.

Genesis Chapter 44

GEN 44:1 He commanded the steward of his house, saying, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in his sack's mouth.

GEN 44:2 Put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, with his grain money." He did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

GEN 44:3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.

GEN 44:4 When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, 'Why have you rewarded evil for good?

GEN 44:5 Isn't this that from which my lord drinks, and by which he indeed divines? You have done evil in so doing.' "

GEN 44:6 He overtook them, and he spoke these words to them.

GEN 44:7 They said to him, "Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing!

GEN 44:8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again to you out of the land of Canaan. How then should we steal silver or gold out of your lord's house?

GEN 44:9 With whomever of your servants it is found, let him die, and we also will be my lord's slaves."

GEN 44:10 He said, "Now also let it be according to your words. He with whom it is found will be my slave; and you will be blameless."

GEN 44:11 Then they hurried, and each man took his sack down to the ground, and each man opened his sack.

GEN 44:12 He searched, beginning with the oldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

GEN 44:13 Then they tore their clothes, and each man loaded his donkey, and returned to the city.

GEN 44:14 Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, and he was still there. They fell on the ground before him.

GEN 44:15 Joseph said to them, "What deed is this that you have done? Don't you know that such a man as I can indeed do divination?"

GEN 44:16 Judah said, "What will we tell my lord? What will we speak? How will we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants. Behold, we are my lord's slaves, both we and he also in whose hand the cup is found."

GEN 44:17 He said, "Far be it from me that I should do so. The man in whose hand the cup is found, he will be my slave; but as for you, go up in peace to your father."

GEN 44:18 Then Judah came near to him, and said, "Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears, and don't let your anger burn against your servant; for you are even as Pharaoh.

GEN 44:19 My lord asked his servants, saying, 'Have you a father, or a brother?'

GEN 44:20 We said to my lord, 'We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loves him.'

GEN 44:21 You said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.'

GEN 44:22 We said to my lord, 'The boy can't leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'

GEN 44:23 You said to your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will see my face no more.'

GEN 44:24 When we came up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

GEN 44:25 Our father said, 'Go again and buy us a little food.'

GEN 44:26 We said, 'We can't go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down: for we may not see the man's face, unless our youngest brother is with us.'

GEN 44:27 Your servant, my father, said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons.

GEN 44:28 One went out from me, and I said, "Surely he is torn in pieces;" and I haven't seen him since.

GEN 44:29 If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.'

GEN 44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; since his life is bound up in the boy's life;

GEN 44:31 it will happen, when he sees that the boy is no more, that he will die. Your servants will bring down the grey hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to Sheol.

GEN 44:32 For your servant became collateral for the boy to my father, saying, 'If I don't bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.'

GEN 44:33 Now therefore, please let your servant stay instead of the boy, my lord's slave; and let the boy go up with his brothers.

GEN 44:34 For how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me?-lest I see the evil that will come on my father."

Genesis Chapter 45

GEN 45:1 Then Joseph couldn't control himself before all those who stood before him, and he called out, "Cause everyone to go out from me!" No one else stood with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

GEN 45:2 He wept aloud. The Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.

GEN 45:3 Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Does my father still live?" His brothers couldn't answer him; for they were terrified at his presence.

GEN 45:4 Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." They came near. He said, "I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

GEN 45:5 Now don't be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

GEN 45:6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be no ploughing and no harvest.

GEN 45:7 God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

GEN 45:8 So now it wasn't you who sent me here, but God, and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

GEN 45:9 Hurry, and go up to my father, and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says, "God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me. Don't wait.

GEN 45:10 You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you will be near to me, you, your children, your children's children, your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.

GEN 45:11 There I will provide for you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have." '

GEN 45:12 Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.

GEN 45:13 You shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. You shall hurry and bring my father down here."

GEN 45:14 He fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

GEN 45:15 He kissed all his brothers, and wept on them. After that his brothers talked with him.

GEN 45:16 The report of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, "Joseph's brothers have come." It pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

GEN 45:17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals, and go, travel to the land of Canaan.

GEN 45:18 Take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.'

GEN 45:19 Now you are commanded to do this: Take wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.

GEN 45:20 Also, don't concern yourselves about your belongings, for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours."

GEN 45:21 The sons of Israel did so. Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

GEN 45:22 He gave each one of them changes of clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.

GEN 45:23 He sent the following to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way.

GEN 45:24 So he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, "See that you don't quarrel on the way."

GEN 45:25 They went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan, to Jacob their father.

GEN 45:26 They told him, saying, "Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt." His heart fainted, for he didn't believe them.

GEN 45:27 They told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them. When he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob, their father, revived.

GEN 45:28 Israel said, "It is enough. Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."

Genesis Chapter 46

GEN 46:1 Israel travelled with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Isaac.

GEN 46:2 God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" He said, "Here I am."

GEN 46:3 He said, "I am God, the God of your father. Don't be afraid to go down into Egypt, for there I will make of you a great nation.

GEN 46:4 I will go down with you into Egypt. I will also surely bring you up again. Joseph's hand will close your eyes."

GEN 46:5 Jacob rose up from Beersheba, and the sons of Israel carried Jacob, their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

GEN 46:6 They took their livestock, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt-Jacob, and all his offspring with him,

GEN 46:7 his sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and he brought all his offspring with him into Egypt.

GEN 46:8 These are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

GEN 46:9 The sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

GEN 46:10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

GEN 46:11 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

GEN 46:12 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

GEN 46:13 The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Iob, and Shimron.

GEN 46:14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.

GEN 46:15 These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.

GEN 46:16 The sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

GEN 46:17 The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah their sister. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.

GEN 46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah, his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob, even sixteen souls.

GEN 46:19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

GEN 46:20 To Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.

GEN 46:21 The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.

GEN 46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

GEN 46:23 The son of Dan: Hushim.

GEN 46:24 The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.

GEN 46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob: all the souls were seven.

GEN 46:26 All the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who were his direct offspring, in addition to Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were sixty-six.

GEN 46:27 The sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob, who came into Egypt, were seventy.

GEN 46:28 Jacob sent Judah before him to Joseph, to show the way before him to Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.

GEN 46:29 Joseph prepared his chariot, and went up to meet Israel, his father, in Goshen. He presented himself to him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

GEN 46:30 Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive."

GEN 46:31 Joseph said to his brothers, and to his father's house, "I will go up, and speak with Pharaoh, and will tell him, 'My brothers, and my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.

GEN 46:32 These men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.'

GEN 46:33 It will happen, when Pharaoh summons you, and will say, 'What is your occupation?'

GEN 46:34 that you shall say, 'Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers:' that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians."

Genesis Chapter 47

GEN 47:1 Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brothers, with their flocks, their herds, and all that they own, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen."

GEN 47:2 From amongst his brothers he took five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.

GEN 47:3 Pharaoh said to his brothers, "What is your occupation?" They said to Pharaoh, "Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers."

GEN 47:4 They also said to Pharaoh, "We have come to live as foreigners in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants' flocks. For the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen."

GEN 47:5 Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, "Your father and your brothers have come to you.

GEN 47:6 The land of Egypt is before you. Make your father and your brothers dwell in the best of the land. Let them dwell in the land of Goshen. If you know any able men amongst them, then put them in charge of my livestock."

GEN 47:7 Joseph brought in Jacob, his father, and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

GEN 47:8 Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How old are you?"

GEN 47:9 Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are one hundred and thirty years. The days of the years of my life have been few and evil. They have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage."

GEN 47:10 Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh.

GEN 47:11 Joseph placed his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

GEN 47:12 Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all of his father's household with bread, according to the sizes of their families.

GEN 47:13 There was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.

GEN 47:14 Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

GEN 47:15 When the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, "Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For our money fails."

GEN 47:16 Joseph said, "Give me your livestock; and I will give you food for your livestock, if your money is gone."

GEN 47:17 They brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the donkeys: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their livestock for that year.

GEN 47:18 When that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, "We will not hide from my lord how our money is all spent, and the herds of livestock are my lord's. There is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands.

GEN 47:19 Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh. Give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land won't be desolate."

GEN 47:20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for every man of the Egyptians sold his field, because the famine was severe on them, and the land became Pharaoh's.

GEN 47:21 As for the people, he moved them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end of it.

GEN 47:22 Only he didn't buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. That is why they didn't sell their land.

GEN 47:23 Then Joseph said to the people, "Behold, I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh. Behold, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.

GEN 47:24 It will happen at the harvests, that you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four parts will be your own, for seed of the field, for your food, for them of your households, and for food for your little ones."

GEN 47:25 They said, "You have saved our lives! Let us find favour in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants."

GEN 47:26 Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth. Only the land of the priests alone didn't become Pharaoh's.

GEN 47:27 Israel lived in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they got themselves possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.

GEN 47:28 Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were one hundred and forty-seven years.

GEN 47:29 The time came near that Israel must die, and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, "If now I have found favour in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Please don't bury me in Egypt,

GEN 47:30 but when I sleep with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying place." Joseph said, "I will do as you have said."

GEN 47:31 Israel said, "Swear to me," and he swore to him. Then Israel bowed himself on the bed's head.

Genesis Chapter 48

GEN 48:1 After these things, someone said to Joseph, "Behold, your father is sick." He took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

GEN 48:2 Someone told Jacob, and said, "Behold, your son Joseph comes to you," and Israel strengthened himself, and sat on the bed.

GEN 48:3 Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

GEN 48:4 and said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your offspring after you for an everlasting possession.'

GEN 48:5 Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, will be mine.

GEN 48:6 Your offspring, whom you become the father of after them, will be yours. They will be called after the name of their brothers in their inheritance.

GEN 48:7 As for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died beside me in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (also called Bethlehem)."

GEN 48:8 Israel saw Joseph's sons, and said, "Who are these?"

GEN 48:9 Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has given me here." He said, "Please bring them to me, and I will bless them."

GEN 48:10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he couldn't see well. Joseph brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

GEN 48:11 Israel said to Joseph, "I didn't think I would see your face, and behold, God has let me see your offspring also."

GEN 48:12 Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

GEN 48:13 Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand towards Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand towards Israel's right hand, and brought them near to him.

GEN 48:14 Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

GEN 48:15 He blessed Joseph, and said, "The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has fed me all my life long to this day,

GEN 48:16 the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. Let them grow into a multitude upon the earth."

GEN 48:17 When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him. He held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.

GEN 48:18 Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head."

GEN 48:19 His father refused, and said, "I know, my son, I know. He also will become a people, and he also will be great. However, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his offspring will become a multitude of nations."

GEN 48:20 He blessed them that day, saying, "Israel will bless in you, saying, 'God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh' " He set Ephraim before Manasseh.

GEN 48:21 Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

GEN 48:22 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow."

Genesis Chapter 49

GEN 49:1 Jacob called to his sons, and said: "Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which will happen to you in the days to come.

GEN 49:2 Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.

GEN 49:3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength; excelling in dignity, and excelling in power.

GEN 49:4 Boiling over like water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed, then defiled it. He went up to my couch.

GEN 49:5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers. Their swords are weapons of violence.

GEN 49:6 My soul, don't come into their council. My glory, don't be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.

GEN 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

GEN 49:8 "Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies. Your father's sons will bow down before you.

GEN 49:9 Judah is a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he crouched as a lion, as a lioness. Who will rouse him up?

GEN 49:10 The sceptre will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs. To him will the obedience of the peoples be.

GEN 49:11 Binding his foal to the vine, his donkey's colt to the choice vine; he has washed his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.

GEN 49:12 His eyes will be red with wine, his teeth white with milk.

GEN 49:13 "Zebulun will dwell at the haven of the sea. He will be for a haven of ships. His border will be on Sidon.

GEN 49:14 "Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the saddlebags.

GEN 49:15 He saw a resting place, that it was good, the land, that it was pleasant. He bows his shoulder to the burden, and becomes a servant doing forced labour.

GEN 49:16 "Dan will judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

GEN 49:17 Dan will be a serpent on the trail, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.

GEN 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, LORD.

GEN 49:19 "A troop will press on Gad, but he will press on their heel.

GEN 49:20 "Asher's food will be rich. He will produce royal dainties.

GEN 49:21 "Naphtali is a doe set free, who bears beautiful fawns.

GEN 49:22 "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a spring. His branches run over the wall.

GEN 49:23 The archers have severely grieved him, shot at him, and persecuted him:

GEN 49:24 But his bow remained strong. The arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),

GEN 49:25 even by the God of your father, who will help you, by the Almighty, who will bless you, with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.

GEN 49:26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of your ancestors, above the boundaries of the ancient hills. They will be on the head of Joseph, on the crown of the head of him who is separated from his brothers.

GEN 49:27 "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf. In the morning he will devour the prey. At evening he will divide the plunder."

GEN 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them, and blessed them. He blessed everyone according to his own blessing.

GEN 49:29 He instructed them, and said to them, "I am to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

GEN 49:30 in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite as a burial place.

GEN 49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah, his wife. There they buried Isaac and Rebekah, his wife, and there I buried Leah:

GEN 49:32 the field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth."

GEN 49:33 When Jacob finished charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, breathed his last breath, and was gathered to his people.

Genesis Chapter 50

GEN 50:1 Joseph fell on his father's face, wept on him, and kissed him.

GEN 50:2 Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm his father; and the physicians embalmed Israel.

GEN 50:3 Forty days were used for him, for that is how many the days it takes to embalm. The Egyptians wept for Israel for seventy days.

GEN 50:4 When the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke to Pharaoh's staff, saying, "If now I have found favour in your eyes, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

GEN 50:5 'My father made me swear, saying, "Behold, I am dying. Bury me in my grave which I have dug for myself in the land of Canaan." Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father, and I will come again.' "

GEN 50:6 Pharaoh said, "Go up, and bury your father, just like he made you swear."

GEN 50:7 Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, all the elders of the land of Egypt,

GEN 50:8 All the house of Joseph, his brothers, and his father's house. Only their little ones, their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

GEN 50:9 There went up with him both chariots and horsemen. It was a very great company.

GEN 50:10 They came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and severe lamentation. He mourned for his father seven days.

GEN 50:11 When the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, "This is a grievous mourning by the Egyptians." Therefore its name was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

GEN 50:12 His sons did to him just as he commanded them,

GEN 50:13 for his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, as a possession for a burial site, from Ephron the Hittite, near Mamre.

GEN 50:14 Joseph returned into Egypt-he, and his brothers, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

GEN 50:15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully pay us back for all the evil which we did to him."

GEN 50:16 They sent a message to Joseph, saying, "Your father commanded before he died, saying,

GEN 50:17 'You shall tell Joseph, "Now please forgive the disobedience of your brothers, and their sin, because they did evil to you." ' Now, please forgive the disobedience of the servants of the God of your father." Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

GEN 50:18 His brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Behold, we are your servants."

GEN 50:19 Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid, for am I in the place of God?

GEN 50:20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to save many people alive, as is happening today.

GEN 50:21 Now therefore don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your little ones." He comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.

GEN 50:22 Joseph lived in Egypt, he, and his father's house. Joseph lived one hundred and ten years.

GEN 50:23 Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.

GEN 50:24 Joseph said to his brothers, "I am dying, but God will surely visit you, and bring you up out of this land to the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob."

GEN 50:25 Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here."

GEN 50:26 So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old, and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Exodus Chapter 1

EXO 1:1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt (every man and his household came with Jacob):

EXO 1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

EXO 1:3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

EXO 1:4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

EXO 1:5 All the souls who came out of Jacob's body were seventy souls, and Joseph was in Egypt already.

EXO 1:6 Joseph died, as did all his brothers, and all that generation.

EXO 1:7 The children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.

EXO 1:8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who didn't know Joseph.

EXO 1:9 He said to his people, "Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.

EXO 1:10 Come, let's deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it happen that when any war breaks out, they also join themselves to our enemies and fight against us, and escape out of the land."

EXO 1:11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.

EXO 1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They started to dread the children of Israel.

EXO 1:13 The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Israel serve,

EXO 1:14 and they made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and in brick, and in all kinds of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve.

EXO 1:15 The king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah,

EXO 1:16 and he said, "When you perform the duty of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birth stool, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."

EXO 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and didn't do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.

EXO 1:18 The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing and saved the boys alive?"

EXO 1:19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women aren't like the Egyptian women; for they are vigourous and give birth before the midwife comes to them."

EXO 1:20 God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty.

EXO 1:21 Because the midwives feared God, he gave them families.

EXO 1:22 Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."

Exodus Chapter 2

EXO 2:1 A man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi as his wife.

EXO 2:2 The woman conceived and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

EXO 2:3 When she could no longer hide him, she took a papyrus basket for him, and coated it with tar and with pitch. She put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river's bank.

EXO 2:4 His sister stood far off, to see what would be done to him.

EXO 2:5 Pharaoh's daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket amongst the reeds, and sent her servant to get it.

EXO 2:6 She opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the baby cried. She had compassion on him, and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."

EXO 2:7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?"

EXO 2:8 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." The young woman went and called the child's mother.

EXO 2:9 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages." The woman took the child, and nursed it.

EXO 2:10 The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."

EXO 2:11 In those days, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his brothers and saw their burdens. He saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers.

EXO 2:12 He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

EXO 2:13 He went out the second day, and behold, two men of the Hebrews were fighting with each other. He said to him who did the wrong, "Why do you strike your fellow?"

EXO 2:14 He said, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you plan to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?" Moses was afraid, and said, "Surely this thing is known."

EXO 2:15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and lived in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.

EXO 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

EXO 2:17 The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

EXO 2:18 When they came to Reuel, their father, he said, "How is it that you have returned so early today?"

EXO 2:19 They said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock."

EXO 2:20 He said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread."

EXO 2:21 Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter.

EXO 2:22 She bore a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land."

EXO 2:23 In the course of those many days, the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.

EXO 2:24 God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

EXO 2:25 God saw the children of Israel, and God was concerned about them.

Exodus Chapter 3

EXO 3:1 Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to God's mountain, to Horeb.

EXO 3:2 The LORD's angel appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the middle of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush burnt with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

EXO 3:3 Moses said, "I will go now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt."

EXO 3:4 When the LORD saw that he came over to see, God called to him out of the middle of the bush, and said, "Moses! Moses!" He said, "Here I am."

EXO 3:5 He said, "Don't come close. Take off your sandals, for the place you are standing on is holy ground."

EXO 3:6 Moreover he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.

EXO 3:7 The LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

EXO 3:8 I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

EXO 3:9 Now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

EXO 3:10 Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."

EXO 3:11 Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?"

EXO 3:12 He said, "Certainly I will be with you. This will be the token to you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain."

EXO 3:13 Moses said to God, "Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' what should I tell them?"

EXO 3:14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM," and he said, "You shall tell the children of Israel this: 'I AM has sent me to you.' "

EXO 3:15 God said moreover to Moses, "You shall tell the children of Israel this, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.

EXO 3:16 Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and tell them, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, "I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt.

EXO 3:17 I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey." '

EXO 3:18 They will listen to your voice. You shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall tell him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Now please let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD, our God.'

EXO 3:19 I know that the king of Egypt won't give you permission to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

EXO 3:20 I will reach out my hand and strike Egypt with all my wonders which I will do amongst them, and after that he will let you go.

EXO 3:21 I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, and it will happen that when you go, you shall not go empty-handed.

EXO 3:22 But every woman shall ask of her neighbour, and of her who visits her house, jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and clothing. You shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters. You shall plunder the Egyptians."

Exodus Chapter 4

EXO 4:1 Moses answered, "But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, 'The LORD has not appeared to you.' "

EXO 4:2 The LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A rod."

EXO 4:3 He said, "Throw it on the ground." He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses ran away from it.

EXO 4:4 The LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand, and take it by the tail." He stretched out his hand, and took hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand.

EXO 4:5 "This is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you."

EXO 4:6 The LORD said furthermore to him, "Now put your hand inside your cloak." He put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as white as snow.

EXO 4:7 He said, "Put your hand inside your cloak again." He put his hand inside his cloak again, and when he took it out of his cloak, behold, it had turned again as his other flesh.

EXO 4:8 "It will happen, if they will not believe you or listen to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.

EXO 4:9 It will happen, if they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, that you shall take of the water of the river, and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take out of the river will become blood on the dry land."

EXO 4:10 Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."

EXO 4:11 The LORD said to him, "Who made man's mouth? Or who makes one mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Isn't it I, the LORD?

EXO 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall speak."

EXO 4:13 Moses said, "Oh, Lord, please send someone else."

EXO 4:14 The LORD's anger burnt against Moses, and he said, "What about Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Also, behold, he is coming out to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

EXO 4:15 You shall speak to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do.

EXO 4:16 He will be your spokesman to the people. It will happen that he will be to you a mouth, and you will be to him as God.

EXO 4:17 You shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs."

EXO 4:18 Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, "Please let me go and return to my brothers who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive." Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace."

EXO 4:19 The LORD said to Moses in Midian, "Go, return into Egypt; for all the men who sought your life are dead."

EXO 4:20 Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt. Moses took God's rod in his hand.

EXO 4:21 The LORD said to Moses, "When you go back into Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand, but I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go.

EXO 4:22 You shall tell Pharaoh, 'The LORD says, Israel is my son, my firstborn,

EXO 4:23 and I have said to you, "Let my son go, that he may serve me;" and you have refused to let him go. Behold, I will kill your firstborn son.' "

EXO 4:24 On the way at a lodging place, the LORD met Moses and wanted to kill him.

EXO 4:25 Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me."

EXO 4:26 So he let him alone. Then she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," because of the circumcision.

EXO 4:27 The LORD said to Aaron, "Go into the wilderness to meet Moses." He went, and met him on God's mountain, and kissed him.

EXO 4:28 Moses told Aaron all the LORD's words with which he had sent him, and all the signs with which he had instructed him.

EXO 4:29 Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel.

EXO 4:30 Aaron spoke all the words which the LORD had spoken to Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.

EXO 4:31 The people believed, and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exodus Chapter 5

EXO 5:1 Afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said to Pharaoh, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says, 'Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.' "

EXO 5:2 Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should listen to his voice to let Israel go? I don't know the LORD, and moreover I will not let Israel go."

EXO 5:3 They said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD, our God, lest he fall on us with pestilence, or with the sword."

EXO 5:4 The king of Egypt said to them, "Why do you, Moses and Aaron, take the people from their work? Get back to your burdens!"

EXO 5:5 Pharaoh said, "Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens."

EXO 5:6 The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying,

EXO 5:7 "You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick, as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.

EXO 5:8 You shall require from them the number of the bricks which they made before. You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are idle. Therefore they cry, saying, 'Let's go and sacrifice to our God.'

EXO 5:9 Let heavier work be laid on the men, that they may labour in it. Don't let them pay any attention to lying words."

EXO 5:10 The taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, "This is what Pharaoh says: 'I will not give you straw.

EXO 5:11 Go yourselves, get straw where you can find it, for nothing of your work shall be diminished.' "

EXO 5:12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.

EXO 5:13 The taskmasters were urgent saying, "Fulfil your work quota daily, as when there was straw!"

EXO 5:14 The officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and were asked, "Why haven't you fulfilled your quota both yesterday and today, in making brick as before?"

EXO 5:15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, "Why do you deal this way with your servants?

EXO 5:16 No straw is given to your servants, and they tell us, 'Make brick!' and behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people."

EXO 5:17 But Pharaoh said, "You are idle! You are idle! Therefore you say, 'Let's go and sacrifice to the LORD.'

EXO 5:18 Go therefore now, and work; for no straw shall be given to you; yet you shall deliver the same number of bricks!"

EXO 5:19 The officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in trouble when it was said, "You shall not diminish anything from your daily quota of bricks!"

EXO 5:20 They met Moses and Aaron, who stood along the way, as they came out from Pharaoh.

EXO 5:21 They said to them, "May the LORD look at you and judge, because you have made us a stench to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us!"

EXO 5:22 Moses returned to the LORD, and said, "Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Why is it that you have sent me?

EXO 5:23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people. You have not rescued your people at all!"

Exodus Chapter 6

EXO 6:1 The LORD said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh, for by a strong hand he shall let them go, and by a strong hand he shall drive them out of his land."

EXO 6:2 God spoke to Moses, and said to him, "I am the LORD.

EXO 6:3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name the LORD I was not known to them.

EXO 6:4 I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their travels, in which they lived as aliens.

EXO 6:5 Moreover I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered my covenant.

EXO 6:6 Therefore tell the children of Israel, 'I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgements.

EXO 6:7 I will take you to myself for a people. I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

EXO 6:8 I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you for a heritage: I am the LORD.' "

EXO 6:9 Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they didn't listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

EXO 6:10 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 6:11 "Go in, speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land."

EXO 6:12 Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, "Behold, the children of Israel haven't listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, when I have uncircumcised lips?"

EXO 6:13 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a command to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

EXO 6:14 These are the heads of their fathers' houses. The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.

EXO 6:15 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon.

EXO 6:16 These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were one hundred and thirty-seven years.

EXO 6:17 The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.

EXO 6:18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohath were one hundred and thirty-three years.

EXO 6:19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations.

EXO 6:20 Amram took Jochebed his father's sister to himself as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. The years of the life of Amram were one hundred and thirty-seven years.

EXO 6:21 The sons of Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.

EXO 6:22 The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri.

EXO 6:23 Aaron took Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, as his wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

EXO 6:24 The sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.

EXO 6:25 Eleazar Aaron's son took one of the daughters of Putiel as his wife; and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites according to their families.

EXO 6:26 These are that Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies."

EXO 6:27 These are those who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt. These are that Moses and Aaron.

EXO 6:28 On the day when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,

EXO 6:29 The LORD said to Moses, "I am the LORD. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I tell you."

EXO 6:30 Moses said before the LORD, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?"

Exodus Chapter 7

EXO 7:1 The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I have made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.

EXO 7:2 You shall speak all that I command you; and Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

EXO 7:3 I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.

EXO 7:4 But Pharaoh will not listen to you, so I will lay my hand on Egypt, and bring out my armies, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgements.

EXO 7:5 The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD when I stretch out my hand on Egypt, and bring the children of Israel out from amongst them."

EXO 7:6 Moses and Aaron did so. As the LORD commanded them, so they did.

EXO 7:7 Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

EXO 7:8 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

EXO 7:9 "When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Perform a miracle!' then you shall tell Aaron, 'Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, and it will become a serpent.' "

EXO 7:10 Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as the LORD had commanded. Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

EXO 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers. They also, the magicians of Egypt, did the same thing with their enchantments.

EXO 7:12 For they each cast down their rods, and they became serpents; but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

EXO 7:13 Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he didn't listen to them, as the LORD had spoken.

EXO 7:14 The LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is stubborn. He refuses to let the people go.

EXO 7:15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Behold, he is going out to the water. You shall stand by the river's bank to meet him. You shall take the rod which was turned to a serpent in your hand.

EXO 7:16 You shall tell him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to you, saying, "Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness. Behold, until now you haven't listened."

EXO 7:17 The LORD says, "In this you shall know that I am the LORD. Behold: I will strike with the rod that is in my hand on the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

EXO 7:18 The fish that are in the river will die and the river will become foul. The Egyptians will loathe to drink water from the river." ' "

EXO 7:19 The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood. There will be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.' "

EXO 7:20 Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

EXO 7:21 The fish that were in the river died. The river became foul. The Egyptians couldn't drink water from the river. The blood was throughout all the land of Egypt.

EXO 7:22 The magicians of Egypt did the same thing with their enchantments. So Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he didn't listen to them, as the LORD had spoken.

EXO 7:23 Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and he didn't even take this to heart.

EXO 7:24 All the Egyptians dug around the river for water to drink; for they couldn't drink the river water.

EXO 7:25 Seven days were fulfilled, after the LORD had struck the river.

Exodus Chapter 8

EXO 8:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, 'This is what the LORD says, "Let my people go, that they may serve me.

EXO 8:2 If you refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your borders with frogs.

EXO 8:3 The river will swarm with frogs, which will go up and come into your house, and into your bedroom, and on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs.

EXO 8:4 The frogs shall come up both on you, and on your people, and on all your servants." ' "

EXO 8:5 The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.' "

EXO 8:6 Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.

EXO 8:7 The magicians did the same thing with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt.

EXO 8:8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, "Entreat the LORD, that he take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD."

EXO 8:9 Moses said to Pharaoh, "I give you the honour of setting the time that I should pray for you, and for your servants, and for your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, and remain in the river only."

EXO 8:10 Pharaoh said, "Tomorrow." Moses said, "Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like the LORD our God.

EXO 8:11 The frogs shall depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only."

EXO 8:12 Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to the LORD concerning the frogs which he had brought on Pharaoh.

EXO 8:13 The LORD did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields.

EXO 8:14 They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank.

EXO 8:15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart, and didn't listen to them, as the LORD had spoken.

EXO 8:16 The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.' "

EXO 8:17 They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were lice on man, and on animal; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

EXO 8:18 The magicians tried with their enchantments to produce lice, but they couldn't. There were lice on man, and on animal.

EXO 8:19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is God's finger;" but Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he didn't listen to them, as the LORD had spoken.

EXO 8:20 The LORD said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; behold, he comes out to the water; and tell him, 'This is what the LORD says, "Let my people go, that they may serve me.

EXO 8:21 Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you, and on your servants, and on your people, and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground they are on.

EXO 8:22 I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, to the end you may know that I am the LORD on the earth.

EXO 8:23 I will put a division between my people and your people. This sign shall happen by tomorrow." ' "

EXO 8:24 The LORD did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses. In all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.

EXO 8:25 Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God in the land!"

EXO 8:26 Moses said, "It isn't appropriate to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God. Behold, if we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, won't they stone us?

EXO 8:27 We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us."

EXO 8:28 Pharaoh said, "I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness, only you shall not go very far away. Pray for me."

EXO 8:29 Moses said, "Behold, I am going out from you. I will pray to the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow; only don't let Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD."

EXO 8:30 Moses went out from Pharaoh, and prayed to the LORD.

EXO 8:31 The LORD did according to the word of Moses, and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. There remained not one.

EXO 8:32 Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he didn't let the people go.

Exodus Chapter 9

EXO 9:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, 'This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: "Let my people go, that they may serve me.

EXO 9:2 For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still,

EXO 9:3 behold, the LORD's hand is on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks with a very grievous pestilence.

EXO 9:4 The LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt; and nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Israel." ' "

EXO 9:5 The LORD appointed a set time, saying, "Tomorrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land."

EXO 9:6 The LORD did that thing on the next day; and all the livestock of Egypt died, but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died.

EXO 9:7 Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the livestock of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he didn't let the people go.

EXO 9:8 The LORD said to Moses and to Aaron, "Take handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it towards the sky in the sight of Pharaoh.

EXO 9:9 It shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boils and blisters breaking out on man and on animal, throughout all the land of Egypt."

EXO 9:10 They took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up towards the sky; and it became boils and blisters breaking on man and on animal.

EXO 9:11 The magicians couldn't stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boils were on the magicians and on all the Egyptians.

EXO 9:12 The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he didn't listen to them, as the LORD had spoken to Moses.

EXO 9:13 The LORD said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, 'This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: "Let my people go, that they may serve me.

EXO 9:14 For this time I will send all my plagues against your heart, against your officials, and against your people; that you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.

EXO 9:15 For now I would have stretched out my hand, and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth;

EXO 9:16 but indeed for this cause I have made you stand: to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth,

EXO 9:17 because you still exalt yourself against my people, that you won't let them go.

EXO 9:18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now.

EXO 9:19 Now therefore command that all of your livestock and all that you have in the field be brought into shelter. The hail will come down on every man and animal that is found in the field, and isn't brought home, and they will die." ' "

EXO 9:20 Those who feared the LORD's word amongst the servants of Pharaoh made their servants and their livestock flee into the houses.

EXO 9:21 Whoever didn't respect the LORD's word left his servants and his livestock in the field.

EXO 9:22 The LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand towards the sky, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man, and on animal, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt."

EXO 9:23 Moses stretched out his rod towards the heavens, and the LORD sent thunder and hail; and lightning flashed down to the earth. The LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.

EXO 9:24 So there was very severe hail, and lightning mixed with the hail, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.

EXO 9:25 The hail struck throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and animal; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field.

EXO 9:26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail.

EXO 9:27 Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time. The LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

EXO 9:28 Pray to the LORD; for there has been enough of mighty thunderings and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer."

EXO 9:29 Moses said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the LORD. The thunders shall cease, and there will not be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is the LORD's.

EXO 9:30 But as for you and your servants, I know that you don't yet fear the LORD God."

EXO 9:31 The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley had ripened and the flax was blooming.

EXO 9:32 But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they had not grown up.

EXO 9:33 Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the LORD; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth.

EXO 9:34 When Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders had ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.

EXO 9:35 The heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he didn't let the children of Israel go, just as the LORD had spoken through Moses.

Exodus Chapter 10

EXO 10:1 The LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these my signs amongst them;

EXO 10:2 and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your son's son, what things I have done to Egypt, and my signs which I have done amongst them; that you may know that I am the LORD."

EXO 10:3 Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and said to him, "This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me.

EXO 10:4 Or else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country,

EXO 10:5 and they shall cover the surface of the earth, so that one won't be able to see the earth. They shall eat the residue of that which has escaped, which remains to you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field.

EXO 10:6 Your houses shall be filled, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians, as neither your fathers nor your fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.' " He turned, and went out from Pharaoh.

EXO 10:7 Pharaoh's servants said to him, "How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the LORD, their God. Don't you yet know that Egypt is destroyed?"

EXO 10:8 Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh, and he said to them, "Go, serve the LORD your God; but who are those who will go?"

EXO 10:9 Moses said, "We will go with our young and with our old. We will go with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds; for we must hold a feast to the LORD."

EXO 10:10 He said to them, "The LORD be with you if I let you go with your little ones! See, evil is clearly before your faces.

EXO 10:11 Not so! Go now you who are men, and serve the LORD; for that is what you desire!" Then they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

EXO 10:12 The LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left."

EXO 10:13 Moses stretched out his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

EXO 10:14 The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt. They were very grievous. Before them there were no such locusts as they, nor will there ever be again.

EXO 10:15 For they covered the surface of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened, and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. There remained nothing green, either tree or herb of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

EXO 10:16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and he said, "I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.

EXO 10:17 Now therefore please forgive my sin again, and pray to the LORD your God, that he may also take away from me this death."

EXO 10:18 Moses went out from Pharaoh, and prayed to the LORD.

EXO 10:19 The LORD sent an exceedingly strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.

EXO 10:20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he didn't let the children of Israel go.

EXO 10:21 The LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand towards the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt."

EXO 10:22 Moses stretched out his hand towards the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.

EXO 10:23 They didn't see one another, and nobody rose from his place for three days; but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

EXO 10:24 Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, "Go, serve the LORD. Only let your flocks and your herds stay behind. Let your little ones also go with you."

EXO 10:25 Moses said, "You must also give into our hand sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

EXO 10:26 Our livestock also shall go with us. Not a hoof shall be left behind, for of it we must take to serve the LORD our God; and we don't know with what we must serve the LORD, until we come there."

EXO 10:27 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he wouldn't let them go.

EXO 10:28 Pharaoh said to him, "Get away from me! Be careful to see my face no more; for in the day you see my face you shall die!"

EXO 10:29 Moses said, "You have spoken well. I will see your face again no more."

Exodus Chapter 11

EXO 11:1 The LORD said to Moses, "I will bring yet one more plague on Pharaoh, and on Egypt; afterwards he will let you go. When he lets you go, he will surely thrust you out altogether.

EXO 11:2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man ask of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold."

EXO 11:3 The LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.

EXO 11:4 Moses said, "This is what the LORD says: 'About midnight I will go out into the middle of Egypt,

EXO 11:5 and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the mill, and all the firstborn of livestock.

EXO 11:6 There will be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been, nor will be any more.

EXO 11:7 But against any of the children of Israel a dog won't even bark or move its tongue, against man or animal, that you may know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel.

EXO 11:8 All these servants of yours will come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, "Get out, with all the people who follow you;" and after that I will go out.' " He went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.

EXO 11:9 The LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh won't listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt."

EXO 11:10 Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, but the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he didn't let the children of Israel go out of his land.

Exodus Chapter 12

EXO 12:1 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

EXO 12:2 "This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you.

EXO 12:3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth day of this month, they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household;

EXO 12:4 and if the household is too little for a lamb, then he and his neighbour next to his house shall take one according to the number of the souls. You shall make your count for the lamb according to what everyone can eat.

EXO 12:5 Your lamb shall be without defect, a male a year old. You shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats.

EXO 12:6 You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at evening.

EXO 12:7 They shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two door posts and on the lintel, on the houses in which they shall eat it.

EXO 12:8 They shall eat the meat in that night, roasted with fire, and unleavened bread. They shall eat it with bitter herbs.

EXO 12:9 Don't eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted with fire; with its head, its legs and its inner parts.

EXO 12:10 You shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.

EXO 12:11 This is how you shall eat it: with your belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's Passover.

EXO 12:12 For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and animal. I will execute judgements against all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.

EXO 12:13 The blood shall be to you for a token on the houses where you are. When I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

EXO 12:14 This day shall be a memorial for you. You shall keep it as a feast to the LORD. You shall keep it as a feast throughout your generations by an ordinance forever.

EXO 12:15 " 'Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away yeast out of your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

EXO 12:16 In the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no kind of work shall be done in them, except that which every man must eat, only that may be done by you.

EXO 12:17 You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this same day I have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance forever.

EXO 12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty first day of the month at evening.

EXO 12:19 There shall be no yeast found in your houses for seven days, for whoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a foreigner, or one who is born in the land.

EXO 12:20 You shall eat nothing leavened. In all your habitations you shall eat unleavened bread.' "

EXO 12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, "Draw out, and take lambs according to your families, and kill the Passover.

EXO 12:22 You shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two door posts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.

EXO 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the lintel, and on the two door posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to strike you.

EXO 12:24 You shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever.

EXO 12:25 It shall happen when you have come to the land which the LORD will give you, as he has promised, that you shall keep this service.

EXO 12:26 It will happen, when your children ask you, 'What do you mean by this service?'

EXO 12:27 that you shall say, 'It is the sacrifice of the LORD's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians, and spared our houses.' " The people bowed their heads and worshipped.

EXO 12:28 The children of Israel went and did so; as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.

EXO 12:29 At midnight, the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.

EXO 12:30 Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

EXO 12:31 He called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, "Rise up, get out from amongst my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as you have said!

EXO 12:32 Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also!"

EXO 12:33 The Egyptians were urgent with the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, "We are all dead men."

EXO 12:34 The people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes on their shoulders.

EXO 12:35 The children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing.

EXO 12:36 The LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. They plundered the Egyptians.

EXO 12:37 The children of Israel travelled from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, in addition to children.

EXO 12:38 A mixed multitude went up also with them, with flocks, herds, and even very much livestock.

EXO 12:39 They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought out of Egypt; for it wasn't leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and couldn't wait, and they had not prepared any food for themselves.

EXO 12:40 Now the time that the children of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.

EXO 12:41 At the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the day, all of the LORD's armies went out from the land of Egypt.

EXO 12:42 It is a night to be much observed to the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. This is that night of the LORD, to be much observed by all the children of Israel throughout their generations.

EXO 12:43 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover. No foreigner shall eat of it,

EXO 12:44 but every man's servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat of it.

EXO 12:45 A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat of it.

EXO 12:46 It must be eaten in one house. You shall not carry any of the meat outside of the house. Do not break any of its bones.

EXO 12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

EXO 12:48 When a stranger lives as a foreigner with you, and would like to keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it. He shall be as one who is born in the land; but no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.

EXO 12:49 One law shall be to him who is born at home, and to the stranger who lives as a foreigner amongst you."

EXO 12:50 All the children of Israel did so. As the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.

EXO 12:51 That same day, the LORD brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

Exodus Chapter 13

EXO 13:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 13:2 "Sanctify to me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb amongst the children of Israel, both of man and of animal. It is mine."

EXO 13:3 Moses said to the people, "Remember this day, in which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.

EXO 13:4 Today you go out in the month Abib.

EXO 13:5 It shall be, when the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.

EXO 13:6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.

EXO 13:7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and no leavened bread shall be seen with you. No yeast shall be seen with you, within all your borders.

EXO 13:8 You shall tell your son in that day, saying, 'It is because of that which the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'

EXO 13:9 It shall be for a sign to you on your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the LORD's law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt.

EXO 13:10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.

EXO 13:11 "It shall be, when the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanite, as he swore to you and to your fathers, and will give it you,

EXO 13:12 that you shall set apart to the LORD all that opens the womb, and every firstborn that comes from an animal which you have. The males shall be the LORD's.

EXO 13:13 Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and you shall redeem all the firstborn of man amongst your sons.

EXO 13:14 It shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that you shall tell him, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage.

EXO 13:15 When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of livestock. Therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that opens the womb, being males; but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.'

EXO 13:16 It shall be for a sign on your hand, and for symbols between your eyes; for by strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt."

EXO 13:17 When Pharaoh had let the people go, God didn't lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, "Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and they return to Egypt";

EXO 13:18 but God led the people around by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.

EXO 13:19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had made the children of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones away from here with you."

EXO 13:20 They took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

EXO 13:21 The LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night:

EXO 13:22 the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, didn't depart from before the people.

Exodus Chapter 14

EXO 14:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 14:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea.

EXO 14:3 Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, 'They are entangled in the land. The wilderness has shut them in.'

EXO 14:4 I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will follow after them; and I will get honour over Pharaoh, and over all his armies; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD." They did so.

EXO 14:5 The king of Egypt was told that the people had fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?"

EXO 14:6 He prepared his chariot, and took his army with him;

EXO 14:7 and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, with captains over all of them.

EXO 14:8 The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of Israel; for the children of Israel went out with a high hand.

EXO 14:9 The Egyptians pursued them. All the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his army overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baal Zephon.

EXO 14:10 When Pharaoh came near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were very afraid. The children of Israel cried out to the LORD.

EXO 14:11 They said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way, to bring us out of Egypt?

EXO 14:12 Isn't this the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians?' For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness."

EXO 14:13 Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today; for you will never again see the Egyptians whom you have seen today.

EXO 14:14 The LORD will fight for you, and you shall be still."

EXO 14:15 The LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward.

EXO 14:16 Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. Then the children of Israel shall go into the middle of the sea on dry ground.

EXO 14:17 Behold, I myself will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they will go in after them. I will get myself honour over Pharaoh, and over all his armies, over his chariots, and over his horsemen.

EXO 14:18 The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD when I have gotten myself honour over Pharaoh, over his chariots, and over his horsemen."

EXO 14:19 The angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them, and stood behind them.

EXO 14:20 It came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. There was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night. One didn't come near the other all night.

EXO 14:21 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

EXO 14:22 The children of Israel went into the middle of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.

EXO 14:23 The Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the middle of the sea: all of Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

EXO 14:24 In the morning watch, the LORD looked out on the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and confused the Egyptian army.

EXO 14:25 He took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them heavily; so that the Egyptians said, "Let's flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians!"

EXO 14:26 The LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again on the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen."

EXO 14:27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it. The LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea.

EXO 14:28 The waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even all Pharaoh's army that went in after them into the sea. There remained not so much as one of them.

EXO 14:29 But the children of Israel walked on dry land in the middle of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.

EXO 14:30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.

EXO 14:31 Israel saw the great work which the LORD did to the Egyptians, and the people feared the LORD; and they believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses.

Exodus Chapter 15

EXO 15:1 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and said, "I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously. He has thrown the horse and his rider into the sea.

EXO 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise him; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

EXO 15:3 The LORD is a man of war. The LORD is his name.

EXO 15:4 He has cast Pharaoh's chariots and his army into the sea. His chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.

EXO 15:5 The deeps cover them. They went down into the depths like a stone.

EXO 15:6 Your right hand, LORD, is glorious in power. Your right hand, LORD, dashes the enemy in pieces.

EXO 15:7 In the greatness of your excellency, you overthrow those who rise up against you. You send out your wrath. It consumes them as stubble.

EXO 15:8 With the blast of your nostrils, the waters were piled up. The floods stood upright as a heap. The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.

EXO 15:9 The enemy said, 'I will pursue. I will overtake. I will divide the plunder. My desire will be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword. My hand will destroy them.'

EXO 15:10 You blew with your wind. The sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

EXO 15:11 Who is like you, LORD, amongst the gods? Who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

EXO 15:12 You stretched out your right hand. The earth swallowed them.

EXO 15:13 "You, in your loving kindness, have led the people that you have redeemed. You have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation.

EXO 15:14 The peoples have heard. They tremble. Pangs have taken hold of the inhabitants of Philistia.

EXO 15:15 Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed. Trembling takes hold of the mighty men of Moab. All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.

EXO 15:16 Terror and dread falls on them. By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone, until your people pass over, LORD, until the people you have purchased pass over.

EXO 15:17 You will bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, the place, LORD, which you have made for yourself to dwell in; the sanctuary, Lord, which your hands have established.

EXO 15:18 The LORD will reign forever and ever."

EXO 15:19 For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the middle of the sea.

EXO 15:20 Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances.

EXO 15:21 Miriam answered them, "Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."

EXO 15:22 Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

EXO 15:23 When they came to Marah, they couldn't drink from the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore its name was called Marah.

EXO 15:24 The people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"

EXO 15:25 Then he cried to the LORD. The LORD showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them.

EXO 15:26 He said, "If you will diligently listen to the LORD your God's voice, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you."

EXO 15:27 They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees. They encamped there by the waters.

Exodus Chapter 16

EXO 16:1 They took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

EXO 16:2 The whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness;

EXO 16:3 and the children of Israel said to them, "We wish that we had died by the LORD's hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots, when we ate our fill of bread, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."

EXO 16:4 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from the sky for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.

EXO 16:5 It shall come to pass on the sixth day, that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily."

EXO 16:6 Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, "At evening, you shall know that the LORD has brought you out from the land of Egypt.

EXO 16:7 In the morning, you shall see the LORD's glory; because he hears your murmurings against the LORD. Who are we, that you murmur against us?"

EXO 16:8 Moses said, "Now the LORD will give you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to satisfy you, because the LORD hears your murmurings which you murmur against him. And who are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD."

EXO 16:9 Moses said to Aaron, "Tell all the congregation of the children of Israel, 'Come close to the LORD, for he has heard your murmurings.' "

EXO 16:10 As Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, they looked towards the wilderness, and behold, the LORD's glory appeared in the cloud.

EXO 16:11 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 16:12 "I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At evening you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.' "

EXO 16:13 In the evening, quail came up and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay around the camp.

EXO 16:14 When the dew that lay had gone, behold, on the surface of the wilderness was a small round thing, small as the frost on the ground.

EXO 16:15 When the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?" For they didn't know what it was. Moses said to them, "It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.

EXO 16:16 "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded: 'Gather of it everyone according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, you shall take it, every man for those who are in his tent.' "

EXO 16:17 The children of Israel did so, and some gathered more, some less.

EXO 16:18 When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack. They each gathered according to his eating.

EXO 16:19 Moses said to them, "Let no one leave of it until the morning."

EXO 16:20 Notwithstanding they didn't listen to Moses, but some of them left of it until the morning, so it bred worms and became foul; and Moses was angry with them.

EXO 16:21 They gathered it morning by morning, everyone according to his eating. When the sun grew hot, it melted.

EXO 16:22 On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one; and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.

EXO 16:23 He said to them, "This is that which the LORD has spoken, 'Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake that which you want to bake, and boil that which you want to boil; and all that remains over lay up for yourselves to be kept until the morning.' "

EXO 16:24 They laid it up until the morning, as Moses ordered, and it didn't become foul, and there were no worms in it.

EXO 16:25 Moses said, "Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD. Today you shall not find it in the field.

EXO 16:26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day is the Sabbath. In it there shall be none."

EXO 16:27 On the seventh day, some of the people went out to gather, and they found none.

EXO 16:28 The LORD said to Moses, "How long do you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws?

EXO 16:29 Behold, because the LORD has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days. Everyone stay in his place. Let no one go out of his place on the seventh day."

EXO 16:30 So the people rested on the seventh day.

EXO 16:31 The house of Israel called its name "Manna", and it was like coriander seed, white; and its taste was like wafers with honey.

EXO 16:32 Moses said, "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded, 'Let an omer-full of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.' "

EXO 16:33 Moses said to Aaron, "Take a pot, and put an omer-full of manna in it, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept throughout your generations."

EXO 16:34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

EXO 16:35 The children of Israel ate the manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land. They ate the manna until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.

EXO 16:36 Now an omer is one tenth of an ephah.

Exodus Chapter 17

EXO 17:1 All the congregation of the children of Israel travelled from the wilderness of Sin, starting according to the LORD's commandment, and encamped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink.

EXO 17:2 Therefore the people quarrelled with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?"

EXO 17:3 The people were thirsty for water there; so the people murmured against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?"

EXO 17:4 Moses cried to the LORD, saying, "What shall I do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me."

EXO 17:5 The LORD said to Moses, "Walk on before the people, and take the elders of Israel with you, and take the rod in your hand with which you struck the Nile, and go.

EXO 17:6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb. You shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

EXO 17:7 He called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because the children of Israel quarrelled, and because they tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD amongst us, or not?"

EXO 17:8 Then Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

EXO 17:9 Moses said to Joshua, "Choose men for us, and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with God's rod in my hand."

EXO 17:10 So Joshua did as Moses had told him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

EXO 17:11 When Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed. When he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

EXO 17:12 But Moses' hands were heavy; so they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side. His hands were steady until sunset.

EXO 17:13 Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

EXO 17:14 The LORD said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky."

EXO 17:15 Moses built an altar, and called its name "The LORD our Banner".

EXO 17:16 He said, "The LORD has sworn: 'The LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.' "

Exodus Chapter 18

EXO 18:1 Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.

EXO 18:2 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, received Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,

EXO 18:3 and her two sons. The name of one son was Gershom, for Moses said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land".

EXO 18:4 The name of the other was Eliezer, for he said, "My father's God was my help and delivered me from Pharaoh's sword."

EXO 18:5 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with Moses' sons and his wife to Moses into the wilderness where he was encamped, at the Mountain of God.

EXO 18:6 He said to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, have come to you with your wife, and her two sons with her."

EXO 18:7 Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed and kissed him. They asked each other of their welfare, and they came into the tent.

EXO 18:8 Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardships that had come on them on the way, and how the LORD delivered them.

EXO 18:9 Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians.

EXO 18:10 Jethro said, "Blessed be the LORD, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

EXO 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods because of the way that they treated people arrogantly."

EXO 18:12 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God. Aaron came with all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God.

EXO 18:13 On the next day, Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from the morning to the evening.

EXO 18:14 When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, "What is this thing that you do for the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand around you from morning to evening?"

EXO 18:15 Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to enquire of God.

EXO 18:16 When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbour, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws."

EXO 18:17 Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you do is not good.

EXO 18:18 You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you; for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to perform it yourself alone.

EXO 18:19 Listen now to my voice. I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You represent the people before God, and bring the causes to God.

EXO 18:20 You shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

EXO 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men which fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

EXO 18:22 Let them judge the people at all times. It shall be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge themselves. So shall it be easier for you, and they shall share the load with you.

EXO 18:23 If you will do this thing, and God commands you so, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their place in peace."

EXO 18:24 So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

EXO 18:25 Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

EXO 18:26 They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard cases to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

EXO 18:27 Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way into his own land.

Exodus Chapter 19

EXO 19:1 In the third month after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.

EXO 19:2 When they had departed from Rephidim, and had come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mountain.

EXO 19:3 Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him out of the mountain, saying, "This is what you shall tell the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:

EXO 19:4 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself.

EXO 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own possession from amongst all peoples; for all the earth is mine;

EXO 19:6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel."

EXO 19:7 Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD commanded him.

EXO 19:8 All the people answered together, and said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do." Moses reported the words of the people to the LORD.

EXO 19:9 The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever." Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.

EXO 19:10 The LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments,

EXO 19:11 and be ready for the third day; for on the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people on Mount Sinai.

EXO 19:12 You shall set bounds to the people all around, saying, 'Be careful that you don't go up onto the mountain, or touch its border. Whoever touches the mountain shall be surely put to death.

EXO 19:13 No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether it is animal or man, he shall not live.' When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mountain."

EXO 19:14 Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.

EXO 19:15 He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Don't have sexual relations with a woman."

EXO 19:16 On the third day, when it was morning, there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.

EXO 19:17 Moses led the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the lower part of the mountain.

EXO 19:18 All of Mount Sinai smoked, because the LORD descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.

EXO 19:19 When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

EXO 19:20 The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain. The LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

EXO 19:21 The LORD said to Moses, "Go down, warn the people, lest they break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

EXO 19:22 Let the priests also, who come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break out on them."

EXO 19:23 Moses said to the LORD, "The people can't come up to Mount Sinai, for you warned us, saying, 'Set bounds around the mountain, and sanctify it.' "

EXO 19:24 The LORD said to him, "Go down! You shall bring Aaron up with you, but don't let the priests and the people break through to come up to the LORD, lest he break out against them."

EXO 19:25 So Moses went down to the people, and told them.

Exodus Chapter 20

EXO 20:1 God spoke all these words, saying,

EXO 20:2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

EXO 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before me.

EXO 20:4 "You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

EXO 20:5 you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me,

EXO 20:6 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

EXO 20:7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who misuses his name.

EXO 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

EXO 20:9 You shall labour six days, and do all your work,

EXO 20:10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates;

EXO 20:11 for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.

EXO 20:12 "Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

EXO 20:13 "You shall not murder.

EXO 20:14 "You shall not commit adultery.

EXO 20:15 "You shall not steal.

EXO 20:16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.

EXO 20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbour's house. You shall not covet your neighbour's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour's."

EXO 20:18 All the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled, and stayed at a distance.

EXO 20:19 They said to Moses, "Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don't let God speak with us, lest we die."

EXO 20:20 Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid, for God has come to test you, and that his fear may be before you, that you won't sin."

EXO 20:21 The people stayed at a distance, and Moses came near to the thick darkness where God was.

EXO 20:22 The LORD said to Moses, "This is what you shall tell the children of Israel: 'You yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

EXO 20:23 You shall most certainly not make gods of silver or gods of gold for yourselves to be alongside me.

EXO 20:24 You shall make an altar of earth for me, and shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I record my name I will come to you and I will bless you.

EXO 20:25 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stones; for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it.

EXO 20:26 You shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed to it.'

Exodus Chapter 21

EXO 21:1 "Now these are the ordinances which you shall set before them:

EXO 21:2 "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything.

EXO 21:3 If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he is married, then his wife shall go out with him.

EXO 21:4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

EXO 21:5 But if the servant shall plainly say, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go out free;'

EXO 21:6 then his master shall bring him to God, and shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him forever.

EXO 21:7 "If a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she shall not go out as the male servants do.

EXO 21:8 If she doesn't please her master, who has married her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has dealt deceitfully with her.

EXO 21:9 If he marries her to his son, he shall deal with her as a daughter.

EXO 21:10 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights.

EXO 21:11 If he doesn't do these three things for her, she may go free without paying any money.

EXO 21:12 "One who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death,

EXO 21:13 but not if it is unintentional, but God allows it to happen; then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee.

EXO 21:14 If a man schemes and comes presumptuously on his neighbour to kill him, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.

EXO 21:15 "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.

EXO 21:16 "Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

EXO 21:17 "Anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.

EXO 21:18 "If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed;

EXO 21:19 if he rises again and walks around with his staff, then he who struck him shall be cleared; only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall provide for his healing until he is thoroughly healed.

EXO 21:20 "If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, the man shall surely be punished.

EXO 21:21 Notwithstanding, if his servant gets up after a day or two, he shall not be punished, for the servant is his property.

EXO 21:22 "If men fight and hurt a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely, and yet no harm follows, he shall be surely fined as much as the woman's husband demands and the judges allow.

EXO 21:23 But if any harm follows, then you must take life for life,

EXO 21:24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

EXO 21:25 burning for burning, wound for wound, and bruise for bruise.

EXO 21:26 "If a man strikes his servant's eye, or his maid's eye, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

EXO 21:27 If he strikes out his male servant's tooth, or his female servant's tooth, he shall let the servant go free for his tooth's sake.

EXO 21:28 "If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull shall surely be stoned, and its meat shall not be eaten; but the owner of the bull shall not be held responsible.

EXO 21:29 But if the bull had a habit of goring in the past, and this has been testified to its owner, and he has not kept it in, but it has killed a man or a woman, the bull shall be stoned, and its owner shall also be put to death.

EXO 21:30 If a ransom is imposed on him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is imposed.

EXO 21:31 Whether it has gored a son or has gored a daughter, according to this judgement it shall be done to him.

EXO 21:32 If the bull gores a male servant or a female servant, thirty shekels of silver shall be given to their master, and the ox shall be stoned.

EXO 21:33 "If a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and doesn't cover it, and a bull or a donkey falls into it,

EXO 21:34 the owner of the pit shall make it good. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall be his.

EXO 21:35 "If one man's bull injures another's, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live bull, and divide its price; and they shall also divide the dead animal.

EXO 21:36 Or if it is known that the bull was in the habit of goring in the past, and its owner has not kept it in, he shall surely pay bull for bull, and the dead animal shall be his own.

Exodus Chapter 22

EXO 22:1 "If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

EXO 22:2 If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.

EXO 22:3 If the sun has risen on him, he is guilty of bloodshed. He shall make restitution. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

EXO 22:4 If the stolen property is found in his hand alive, whether it is ox, donkey, or sheep, he shall pay double.

EXO 22:5 "If a man causes a field or vineyard to be eaten by letting his animal loose, and it grazes in another man's field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field, and from the best of his own vineyard.

EXO 22:6 "If fire breaks out, and catches in thorns so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; he who kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

EXO 22:7 "If a man delivers to his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it is stolen out of the man's house, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.

EXO 22:8 If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out whether or not he has put his hand on his neighbour's goods.

EXO 22:9 For every matter of trespass, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any kind of lost thing, about which one says, 'This is mine,' the cause of both parties shall come before God. He whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbour.

EXO 22:10 "If a man delivers to his neighbour a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep, and it dies or is injured, or driven away, no man seeing it;

EXO 22:11 the oath of the LORD shall be between them both, he has not put his hand on his neighbour's goods; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.

EXO 22:12 But if it is stolen from him, the one who stole shall make restitution to its owner.

EXO 22:13 If it is torn in pieces, let him bring it for evidence. He shall not make good that which was torn.

EXO 22:14 "If a man borrows anything of his neighbour's, and it is injured, or dies, its owner not being with it, he shall surely make restitution.

EXO 22:15 If its owner is with it, he shall not make it good. If it is a leased thing, it came for its lease.

EXO 22:16 "If a man entices a virgin who isn't pledged to be married, and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

EXO 22:17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

EXO 22:18 "You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

EXO 22:19 "Whoever has sex with an animal shall surely be put to death.

EXO 22:20 "He who sacrifices to any god, except to the LORD only, shall be utterly destroyed.

EXO 22:21 "You shall not wrong an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

EXO 22:22 "You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.

EXO 22:23 If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;

EXO 22:24 and my wrath will grow hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

EXO 22:25 "If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor. You shall not charge him interest.

EXO 22:26 If you take your neighbour's garment as collateral, you shall restore it to him before the sun goes down,

EXO 22:27 for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What would he sleep in? It will happen, when he cries to me, that I will hear, for I am gracious.

EXO 22:28 "You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

EXO 22:29 "You shall not delay to offer from your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. "You shall give the firstborn of your sons to me.

EXO 22:30 You shall do likewise with your cattle and with your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven days, then on the eighth day you shall give it to me.

EXO 22:31 "You shall be holy men to me, therefore you shall not eat any meat that is torn by animals in the field. You shall cast it to the dogs.

Exodus Chapter 23

EXO 23:1 "You shall not spread a false report. Don't join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness.

EXO 23:2 "You shall not follow a crowd to do evil. You shall not testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice.

EXO 23:3 You shall not favour a poor man in his cause.

EXO 23:4 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

EXO 23:5 If you see the donkey of him who hates you fallen down under his burden, don't leave him. You shall surely help him with it.

EXO 23:6 "You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

EXO 23:7 "Keep far from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent and righteous; for I will not justify the wicked.

EXO 23:8 "You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.

EXO 23:9 "You shall not oppress an alien, for you know the heart of an alien, since you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

EXO 23:10 "For six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in its increase,

EXO 23:11 but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In the same way, you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove.

EXO 23:12 "Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant, and the alien may be refreshed.

EXO 23:13 "Be careful to do all things that I have said to you; and don't invoke the name of other gods or even let them be heard out of your mouth.

EXO 23:14 "You shall observe a feast to me three times a year.

EXO 23:15 You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it you came out of Egypt), and no one shall appear before me empty.

EXO 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labours, which you sow in the field; and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when you gather in your labours out of the field.

EXO 23:17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD.

EXO 23:18 "You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread. The fat of my feast shall not remain all night until the morning.

EXO 23:19 You shall bring the first of the first fruits of your ground into the house of the LORD your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

EXO 23:20 "Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

EXO 23:21 Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Don't provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him.

EXO 23:22 But if you indeed listen to his voice, and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.

EXO 23:23 For my angel shall go before you, and bring you in to the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I will cut them off.

EXO 23:24 You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor follow their practices, but you shall utterly overthrow them and demolish their pillars.

EXO 23:25 You shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from amongst you.

EXO 23:26 No one will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will fulfil the number of your days.

EXO 23:27 I will send my terror before you, and will confuse all the people to whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

EXO 23:28 I will send the hornet before you, which will drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before you.

EXO 23:29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the animals of the field multiply against you.

EXO 23:30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and inherit the land.

EXO 23:31 I will set your border from the Red Sea even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.

EXO 23:32 You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

EXO 23:33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me, for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."

Exodus Chapter 24

EXO 24:1 He said to Moses, "Come up to the LORD, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship from a distance.

EXO 24:2 Moses alone shall come near to the LORD, but they shall not come near. The people shall not go up with him."

EXO 24:3 Moses came and told the people all the LORD's words, and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, "All the words which the LORD has spoken will we do."

EXO 24:4 Moses wrote all the LORD's words, then rose up early in the morning and built an altar at the base of the mountain, with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.

EXO 24:5 He sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of cattle to the LORD.

EXO 24:6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

EXO 24:7 He took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, "We will do all that the LORD has said, and be obedient."

EXO 24:8 Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Look, this is the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you concerning all these words."

EXO 24:9 Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.

EXO 24:10 They saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was like a paved work of sapphire stone, like the skies for clearness.

EXO 24:11 He didn't lay his hand on the nobles of the children of Israel. They saw God, and ate and drank.

EXO 24:12 The LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them."

EXO 24:13 Moses rose up with Joshua, his servant, and Moses went up onto God's Mountain.

EXO 24:14 He said to the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them."

EXO 24:15 Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.

EXO 24:16 The LORD's glory settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. The seventh day he called to Moses out of the middle of the cloud.

EXO 24:17 The appearance of the LORD's glory was like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.

EXO 24:18 Moses entered into the middle of the cloud, and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Exodus Chapter 25

EXO 25:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 25:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they take an offering for me. From everyone whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering.

EXO 25:3 This is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, bronze,

EXO 25:4 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair,

EXO 25:5 rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood,

EXO 25:6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,

EXO 25:7 onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.

EXO 25:8 Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell amongst them.

EXO 25:9 According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all of its furniture, even so you shall make it.

EXO 25:10 "They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Its length shall be two and a half cubits, its width a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.

EXO 25:11 You shall overlay it with pure gold. You shall overlay it inside and outside, and you shall make a gold moulding around it.

EXO 25:12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four feet. Two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.

EXO 25:13 You shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

EXO 25:14 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark.

EXO 25:15 The poles shall be in the rings of the ark. They shall not be taken from it.

EXO 25:16 You shall put the covenant which I shall give you into the ark.

EXO 25:17 You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two and a half cubits shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its width.

EXO 25:18 You shall make two cherubim of hammered gold. You shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.

EXO 25:19 Make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end. You shall make the cherubim on its two ends of one piece with the mercy seat.

EXO 25:20 The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces towards one another. The faces of the cherubim shall be towards the mercy seat.

EXO 25:21 You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the covenant that I will give you.

EXO 25:22 There I will meet with you, and I will tell you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the covenant, all that I command you for the children of Israel.

EXO 25:23 "You shall make a table of acacia wood. Its length shall be two cubits, and its width a cubit, and its height one and a half cubits.

EXO 25:24 You shall overlay it with pure gold, and make a gold moulding around it.

EXO 25:25 You shall make a rim of a hand width around it. You shall make a golden moulding on its rim around it.

EXO 25:26 You shall make four rings of gold for it, and put the rings in the four corners that are on its four feet.

EXO 25:27 the rings shall be close to the rim, for places for the poles to carry the table.

EXO 25:28 You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be carried with them.

EXO 25:29 You shall make its dishes, its spoons, its ladles, and its bowls to pour out offerings with. You shall make them of pure gold.

EXO 25:30 You shall set bread of the presence on the table before me always.

EXO 25:31 "You shall make a lamp stand of pure gold. The lamp stand shall be made of hammered work. Its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers shall be of one piece with it.

EXO 25:32 There shall be six branches going out of its sides: three branches of the lamp stand out of its one side, and three branches of the lamp stand out of its other side;

EXO 25:33 three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower; and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower, so for the six branches going out of the lamp stand;

EXO 25:34 and in the lamp stand four cups made like almond blossoms, its buds and its flowers;

EXO 25:35 and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the lamp stand.

EXO 25:36 Their buds and their branches shall be of one piece with it, all of it one beaten work of pure gold.

EXO 25:37 You shall make its lamps seven, and they shall light its lamps to give light to the space in front of it.

EXO 25:38 Its snuffers and its snuff dishes shall be of pure gold.

EXO 25:39 It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these accessories.

EXO 25:40 See that you make them after their pattern, which has been shown to you on the mountain.

Exodus Chapter 26

EXO 26:1 "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. You shall make them with the work of a skilful workman.

EXO 26:2 The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains shall have one measure.

EXO 26:3 Five curtains shall be coupled together to one another, and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another.

EXO 26:4 You shall make loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain from the edge in the coupling, and you shall do likewise on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second coupling.

EXO 26:5 You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops in the edge of the curtain that is in the second coupling. The loops shall be opposite one another.

EXO 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains to one another with the clasps. The tabernacle shall be a unit.

EXO 26:7 "You shall make curtains of goats' hair for a covering over the tabernacle. You shall make eleven curtains.

EXO 26:8 The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits: the eleven curtains shall have one measure.

EXO 26:9 You shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shall double over the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tent.

EXO 26:10 You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outermost in the coupling, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain which is outermost in the second coupling.

EXO 26:11 You shall make fifty clasps of bronze, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.

EXO 26:12 The overhanging part that remains of the curtains of the tent-the half curtain that remains-shall hang over the back of the tabernacle.

EXO 26:13 The cubit on the one side and the cubit on the other side, of that which remains in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.

EXO 26:14 You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above.

EXO 26:15 "You shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.

EXO 26:16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and one and a half cubits the width of each board.

EXO 26:17 There shall be two tenons in each board, joined to one another: thus you shall make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

EXO 26:18 You shall make twenty boards for the tabernacle, for the south side southward.

EXO 26:19 You shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons.

EXO 26:20 For the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards,

EXO 26:21 and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

EXO 26:22 For the far side of the tabernacle westward you shall make six boards.

EXO 26:23 You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the far side.

EXO 26:24 They shall be double beneath, and in the same way they shall be whole to its top to one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.

EXO 26:25 There shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

EXO 26:26 "You shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,

EXO 26:27 and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the far side westward.

EXO 26:28 The middle bar in the middle of the boards shall pass through from end to end.

EXO 26:29 You shall overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars. You shall overlay the bars with gold.

EXO 26:30 You shall set up the tabernacle according to the way that it was shown to you on the mountain.

EXO 26:31 "You shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cherubim. It shall be the work of a skilful workman.

EXO 26:32 You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, on four sockets of silver.

EXO 26:33 You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring the ark of the covenant in there within the veil. The veil shall separate the holy place from the most holy for you.

EXO 26:34 You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the covenant in the most holy place.

EXO 26:35 You shall set the table outside the veil, and the lamp stand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle towards the south. You shall put the table on the north side.

EXO 26:36 "You shall make a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer.

EXO 26:37 You shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold. Their hooks shall be of gold. You shall cast five sockets of bronze for them.

Exodus Chapter 27

EXO 27:1 "You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide. The altar shall be square. Its height shall be three cubits.

EXO 27:2 You shall make its horns on its four corners. Its horns shall be of one piece with it. You shall overlay it with bronze.

EXO 27:3 You shall make its pots to take away its ashes; and its shovels, its basins, its meat hooks, and its fire pans. You shall make all its vessels of bronze.

EXO 27:4 You shall make a grating for it of network of bronze. On the net you shall make four bronze rings in its four corners.

EXO 27:5 You shall put it under the ledge around the altar beneath, that the net may reach halfway up the altar.

EXO 27:6 You shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.

EXO 27:7 Its poles shall be put into the rings, and the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar when carrying it.

EXO 27:8 You shall make it hollow with planks. They shall make it as it has been shown you on the mountain.

EXO 27:9 "You shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen one hundred cubits long for one side.

EXO 27:10 Its pillars shall be twenty, and their sockets twenty, of bronze. The hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.

EXO 27:11 Likewise for the length of the north side, there shall be hangings one hundred cubits long, and its pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of bronze; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.

EXO 27:12 For the width of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.

EXO 27:13 The width of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.

EXO 27:14 The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.

EXO 27:15 For the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.

EXO 27:16 For the gate of the court shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; their pillars four, and their sockets four.

EXO 27:17 All the pillars of the court around shall be filleted with silver; their hooks of silver, and their sockets of bronze.

EXO 27:18 The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, and the width fifty throughout, and the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and their sockets of bronze.

EXO 27:19 All the instruments of the tabernacle in all its service, and all its pins, and all the pins of the court, shall be of bronze.

EXO 27:20 "You shall command the children of Israel, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.

EXO 27:21 In the Tent of Meeting, outside the veil which is before the covenant, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute forever throughout their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Exodus Chapter 28

EXO 28:1 "Bring Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, near to you from amongst the children of Israel, that he may minister to me in the priest's office: Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

EXO 28:2 You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.

EXO 28:3 You shall speak to all who are wise-hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron's garments to sanctify him, that he may minister to me in the priest's office.

EXO 28:4 These are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a fitted tunic, a turban, and a sash. They shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister to me in the priest's office.

EXO 28:5 They shall use the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the fine linen.

EXO 28:6 "They shall make the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the skilful workman.

EXO 28:7 It shall have two shoulder straps joined to the two ends of it, that it may be joined together.

EXO 28:8 The skilfully woven band, which is on it, shall be like its work and of the same piece; of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.

EXO 28:9 You shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the children of Israel.

EXO 28:10 Six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, in the order of their birth.

EXO 28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones, according to the names of the children of Israel. You shall make them to be enclosed in settings of gold.

EXO 28:12 You shall put the two stones on the shoulder straps of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel. Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for a memorial.

EXO 28:13 You shall make settings of gold,

EXO 28:14 and two chains of pure gold; you shall make them like cords of braided work. You shall put the braided chains on the settings.

EXO 28:15 "You shall make a breastplate of judgement, the work of the skilful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, you shall make it.

EXO 28:16 It shall be square and folded double; a span shall be its length, and a span its width.

EXO 28:17 You shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of ruby, topaz, and beryl shall be the first row;

EXO 28:18 and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;

EXO 28:19 and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

EXO 28:20 and the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. They shall be enclosed in gold in their settings.

EXO 28:21 The stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes.

EXO 28:22 You shall make on the breastplate chains like cords, of braided work of pure gold.

EXO 28:23 You shall make on the breastplate two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

EXO 28:24 You shall put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate.

EXO 28:25 The other two ends of the two braided chains you shall put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod in its forepart.

EXO 28:26 You shall make two rings of gold, and you shall put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its edge, which is towards the side of the ephod inward.

EXO 28:27 You shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its forepart, close by its coupling, above the skilfully woven band of the ephod.

EXO 28:28 They shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be on the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate may not swing out from the ephod.

EXO 28:29 Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgement on his heart, when he goes in to the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.

EXO 28:30 You shall put in the breastplate of judgement the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be on Aaron's heart, when he goes in before the LORD. Aaron shall bear the judgement of the children of Israel on his heart before the LORD continually.

EXO 28:31 "You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.

EXO 28:32 It shall have a hole for the head in the middle of it. It shall have a binding of woven work around its hole, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it not be torn.

EXO 28:33 On its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, all around its hem; with bells of gold between and around them:

EXO 28:34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe.

EXO 28:35 It shall be on Aaron to minister: and its sound shall be heard when he goes in to the holy place before the LORD, and when he comes out, that he not die.

EXO 28:36 "You shall make a plate of pure gold, and engrave on it, like the engravings of a signet, 'HOLY TO THE LORD.'

EXO 28:37 You shall put it on a lace of blue, and it shall be on the sash. It shall be on the front of the sash.

EXO 28:38 It shall be on Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall make holy in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

EXO 28:39 You shall weave the tunic with fine linen. You shall make a turban of fine linen. You shall make a sash, the work of the embroiderer.

EXO 28:40 "You shall make tunics for Aaron's sons. You shall make sashes for them. You shall make headbands for them, for glory and for beauty.

EXO 28:41 You shall put them on Aaron your brother, and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest's office.

EXO 28:42 You shall make them linen pants to cover their naked flesh. They shall reach from the waist even to the thighs.

EXO 28:43 They shall be on Aaron and on his sons, when they go in to the Tent of Meeting, or when they come near to the altar to minister in the holy place, that they don't bear iniquity, and die. This shall be a statute forever to him and to his offspring after him.

Exodus Chapter 29

EXO 29:1 "This is the thing that you shall do to them to make them holy, to minister to me in the priest's office: take one young bull and two rams without defect,

EXO 29:2 unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil. You shall make them of fine wheat flour.

EXO 29:3 You shall put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bull and the two rams.

EXO 29:4 You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall wash them with water.

EXO 29:5 You shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breastplate, and clothe him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod.

EXO 29:6 You shall set the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban.

EXO 29:7 Then you shall take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head, and anoint him.

EXO 29:8 You shall bring his sons, and put tunics on them.

EXO 29:9 You shall clothe them with belts, Aaron and his sons, and bind headbands on them. They shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute. You shall consecrate Aaron and his sons.

EXO 29:10 "You shall bring the bull before the Tent of Meeting; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.

EXO 29:11 You shall kill the bull before the LORD at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

EXO 29:12 You shall take of the blood of the bull, and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar.

EXO 29:13 You shall take all the fat that covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.

EXO 29:14 But the meat of the bull, and its skin, and its dung, you shall burn with fire outside of the camp. It is a sin offering.

EXO 29:15 "You shall also take the one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.

EXO 29:16 You shall kill the ram, and you shall take its blood, and sprinkle it around on the altar.

EXO 29:17 You shall cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its innards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head.

EXO 29:18 You shall burn the whole ram on the altar: it is a burnt offering to the LORD; it is a pleasant aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.

EXO 29:19 "You shall take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.

EXO 29:20 Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood, and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, and on the thumb of their right hand, and on the big toe of their right foot; and sprinkle the blood around on the altar.

EXO 29:21 You shall take of the blood that is on the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron, and on his garments, and on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be made holy, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.

EXO 29:22 Also you shall take some of the ram's fat, the fat tail, the fat that covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, the fat that is on them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration),

EXO 29:23 and one loaf of bread, one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before the LORD.

EXO 29:24 You shall put all of this in Aaron's hands, and in his sons' hands, and shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.

EXO 29:25 You shall take them from their hands, and burn them on the altar on the burnt offering, for a pleasant aroma before the LORD: it is an offering made by fire to the LORD.

EXO 29:26 "You shall take the breast of Aaron's ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD. It shall be your portion.

EXO 29:27 You shall sanctify the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the wave offering, which is waved, and which is raised up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons.

EXO 29:28 It shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion forever from the children of Israel; for it is a wave offering. It shall be a wave offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their wave offering to the LORD.

EXO 29:29 "The holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them.

EXO 29:30 Seven days shall the son who is priest in his place put them on, when he comes into the Tent of Meeting to minister in the holy place.

EXO 29:31 "You shall take the ram of consecration and boil its meat in a holy place.

EXO 29:32 Aaron and his sons shall eat the meat of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

EXO 29:33 They shall eat those things with which atonement was made, to consecrate and sanctify them; but a stranger shall not eat of it, because they are holy.

EXO 29:34 If anything of the meat of the consecration, or of the bread, remains to the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.

EXO 29:35 "You shall do so to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. You shall consecrate them seven days.

EXO 29:36 Every day you shall offer the bull of sin offering for atonement. You shall cleanse the altar when you make atonement for it. You shall anoint it, to sanctify it.

EXO 29:37 Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and the altar shall be most holy. Whatever touches the altar shall be holy.

EXO 29:38 "Now this is that which you shall offer on the altar: two lambs a year old day by day continually.

EXO 29:39 The one lamb you shall offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shall offer at evening;

EXO 29:40 and with the one lamb a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mixed with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil, and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering.

EXO 29:41 The other lamb you shall offer at evening, and shall do to it according to the meal offering of the morning and according to its drink offering, for a pleasant aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.

EXO 29:42 It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD, where I will meet with you, to speak there to you.

EXO 29:43 There I will meet with the children of Israel; and the place shall be sanctified by my glory.

EXO 29:44 I will sanctify the Tent of Meeting and the altar. I will also sanctify Aaron and his sons to minister to me in the priest's office.

EXO 29:45 I will dwell amongst the children of Israel, and will be their God.

EXO 29:46 They shall know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell amongst them: I am the LORD their God.

Exodus Chapter 30

EXO 30:1 "You shall make an altar to burn incense on. You shall make it of acacia wood.

EXO 30:2 Its length shall be a cubit, and its width a cubit. It shall be square, and its height shall be two cubits. Its horns shall be of one piece with it.

EXO 30:3 You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top, its sides around it, and its horns; and you shall make a gold moulding around it.

EXO 30:4 You shall make two golden rings for it under its moulding; on its two ribs, on its two sides you shall make them; and they shall be for places for poles with which to bear it.

EXO 30:5 You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

EXO 30:6 You shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the covenant, before the mercy seat that is over the covenant, where I will meet with you.

EXO 30:7 Aaron shall burn incense of sweet spices on it every morning. When he tends the lamps, he shall burn it.

EXO 30:8 When Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.

EXO 30:9 You shall offer no strange incense on it, nor burnt offering, nor meal offering; and you shall pour no drink offering on it.

EXO 30:10 Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once in the year; with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once in the year he shall make atonement for it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD."

EXO 30:11 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 30:12 "When you take a census of the children of Israel, according to those who are counted amongst them, then each man shall give a ransom for his soul to the LORD, when you count them; that there be no plague amongst them when you count them.

EXO 30:13 They shall give this, everyone who passes over to those who are counted, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs); half a shekel for an offering to the LORD.

EXO 30:14 Everyone who passes over to those who are counted, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering to the LORD.

EXO 30:15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of the LORD, to make atonement for your souls.

EXO 30:16 You shall take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the Tent of Meeting; that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD, to make atonement for your souls."

EXO 30:17 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 30:18 "You shall also make a basin of bronze, and its base of bronze, in which to wash. You shall put it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it.

EXO 30:19 Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet in it.

EXO 30:20 When they go into the Tent of Meeting, they shall wash with water, that they not die; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to the LORD.

EXO 30:21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they not die. This shall be a statute forever to them, even to him and to his descendants throughout their generations."

EXO 30:22 Moreover the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 30:23 "Also take fine spices: of liquid myrrh, five hundred shekels; and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, even two hundred and fifty; and of fragrant cane, two hundred and fifty;

EXO 30:24 and of cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; and a hin of olive oil.

EXO 30:25 You shall make it into a holy anointing oil, a perfume compounded after the art of the perfumer: it shall be a holy anointing oil.

EXO 30:26 You shall use it to anoint the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the covenant,

EXO 30:27 the table and all its articles, the lamp stand and its accessories, the altar of incense,

EXO 30:28 the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin with its base.

EXO 30:29 You shall sanctify them, that they may be most holy. Whatever touches them shall be holy.

EXO 30:30 You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest's office.

EXO 30:31 You shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'This shall be a holy anointing oil to me throughout your generations.

EXO 30:32 It shall not be poured on man's flesh, and do not make any like it, according to its composition. It is holy. It shall be holy to you.

EXO 30:33 Whoever compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.' "

EXO 30:34 The LORD said to Moses, "Take to yourself sweet spices, gum resin, onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense. There shall be an equal weight of each.

EXO 30:35 You shall make incense of it, a perfume after the art of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy.

EXO 30:36 You shall beat some of it very small, and put some of it before the covenant in the Tent of Meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be to you most holy.

EXO 30:37 The incense which you shall make, according to its composition you shall not make for yourselves: it shall be to you holy for the LORD.

EXO 30:38 Whoever shall make any like that, to smell of it, he shall be cut off from his people."

Exodus Chapter 31

EXO 31:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 31:2 "Behold, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

EXO 31:3 I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship,

EXO 31:4 to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze,

EXO 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of workmanship.

EXO 31:6 Behold, I myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all who are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

EXO 31:7 the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the covenant, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent,

EXO 31:8 the table and its vessels, the pure lamp stand with all its vessels, the altar of incense,

EXO 31:9 the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels, the basin and its base,

EXO 31:10 the finely worked garments-the holy garments for Aaron the priest, the garments of his sons to minister in the priest's office-

EXO 31:11 the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you they shall do."

EXO 31:12 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 31:13 "Speak also to the children of Israel, saying, 'Most certainly you shall keep my Sabbaths; for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

EXO 31:14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from amongst his people.

EXO 31:15 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

EXO 31:16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

EXO 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.' "

EXO 31:18 When he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, he gave Moses the two tablets of the covenant, stone tablets, written with God's finger.

Exodus Chapter 32

EXO 32:1 When the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him."

EXO 32:2 Aaron said to them, "Take off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me."

EXO 32:3 All the people took off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.

EXO 32:4 He received what they handed him, fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it a moulded calf. Then they said, "These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt."

EXO 32:5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD."

EXO 32:6 They rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

EXO 32:7 The LORD spoke to Moses, "Go, get down; for your people, who you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves!

EXO 32:8 They have turned away quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a moulded calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, 'These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.' "

EXO 32:9 The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen these people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people.

EXO 32:10 Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation."

EXO 32:11 Moses begged the LORD his God, and said, "The LORD, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, that you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

EXO 32:12 Why should the Egyptians talk, saying, 'He brought them out for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth?' Turn from your fierce wrath, and turn away from this evil against your people.

EXO 32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your offspring as the stars of the sky, and all this land that I have spoken of I will give to your offspring, and they shall inherit it forever.' "

EXO 32:14 So The LORD turned away from the evil which he said he would do to his people.

EXO 32:15 Moses turned, and went down from the mountain, with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand; tablets that were written on both their sides. They were written on one side and on the other.

EXO 32:16 The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

EXO 32:17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There is the noise of war in the camp."

EXO 32:18 He said, "It isn't the voice of those who shout for victory. It is not the voice of those who cry for being overcome; but the noise of those who sing that I hear."

EXO 32:19 As soon as he came near to the camp, he saw the calf and the dancing. Then Moses' anger grew hot, and he threw the tablets out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mountain.

EXO 32:20 He took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, ground it to powder, and scattered it on the water, and made the children of Israel drink it.

EXO 32:21 Moses said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you, that you have brought a great sin on them?"

EXO 32:22 Aaron said, "Don't let the anger of my lord grow hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil.

EXO 32:23 For they said to me, 'Make us gods, which shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him.'

EXO 32:24 I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them take it off.' So they gave it to me; and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf."

EXO 32:25 When Moses saw that the people were out of control, (for Aaron had let them lose control, causing derision amongst their enemies),

EXO 32:26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, "Whoever is on the LORD's side, come to me!" All the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.

EXO 32:27 He said to them, "The LORD, the God of Israel, says, 'Every man put his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and every man kill his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.' "

EXO 32:28 The sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. About three thousand men fell of the people that day.

EXO 32:29 Moses said, "Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, for every man was against his son and against his brother, that he may give you a blessing today."

EXO 32:30 On the next day, Moses said to the people, "You have sinned a great sin. Now I will go up to the LORD. Perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin."

EXO 32:31 Moses returned to the LORD, and said, "Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made themselves gods of gold.

EXO 32:32 Yet now, if you will, forgive their sin-and if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written."

EXO 32:33 The LORD said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me, I will blot him out of my book.

EXO 32:34 Now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin."

EXO 32:35 The LORD struck the people, because of what they did with the calf, which Aaron made.

Exodus Chapter 33

EXO 33:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, "Depart, go up from here, you and the people that you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your offspring.'

EXO 33:2 I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

EXO 33:3 Go to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up amongst you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume you on the way."

EXO 33:4 When the people heard this evil news, they mourned; and no one put on his jewellery.

EXO 33:5 The LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the children of Israel, 'You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go up amongst you for one moment, I would consume you. Therefore now take off your jewellery from you, that I may know what to do to you.' "

EXO 33:6 The children of Israel stripped themselves of their jewellery from Mount Horeb onward.

EXO 33:7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far away from the camp, and he called it "The Tent of Meeting." Everyone who sought the LORD went out to the Tent of Meeting, which was outside the camp.

EXO 33:8 When Moses went out to the Tent, all the people rose up, and stood, everyone at their tent door, and watched Moses, until he had gone into the Tent.

EXO 33:9 When Moses entered into the Tent, the pillar of cloud descended, stood at the door of the Tent, and the LORD spoke with Moses.

EXO 33:10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent, and all the people rose up and worshipped, everyone at their tent door.

EXO 33:11 The LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. He turned again into the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, didn't depart from the Tent.

EXO 33:12 Moses said to the LORD, "Behold, you tell me, 'Bring up this people;' and you haven't let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favour in my sight.'

EXO 33:13 Now therefore, if I have found favour in your sight, please show me your way, now, that I may know you, so that I may find favour in your sight; and consider that this nation is your people."

EXO 33:14 He said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

EXO 33:15 Moses said to him, "If your presence doesn't go with me, don't carry us up from here.

EXO 33:16 For how would people know that I have found favour in your sight, I and your people? Isn't it that you go with us, so that we are separated, I and your people, from all the people who are on the surface of the earth?"

EXO 33:17 The LORD said to Moses, "I will do this thing also that you have spoken; for you have found favour in my sight, and I know you by name."

EXO 33:18 Moses said, "Please show me your glory."

EXO 33:19 He said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the LORD's name before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy."

EXO 33:20 He said, "You cannot see my face, for man may not see me and live."

EXO 33:21 The LORD also said, "Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand on the rock.

EXO 33:22 It will happen, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by;

EXO 33:23 then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back; but my face shall not be seen."

Exodus Chapter 34

EXO 34:1 The LORD said to Moses, "Chisel two stone tablets like the first. I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.

EXO 34:2 Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain.

EXO 34:3 No one shall come up with you or be seen anywhere on the mountain. Do not let the flocks or herds graze in front of that mountain."

EXO 34:4 He chiselled two tablets of stone like the first; then Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand two stone tablets.

EXO 34:5 The LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the LORD's name.

EXO 34:6 The LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, "The LORD! The LORD, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth,

EXO 34:7 keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin; and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children's children, on the third and on the fourth generation."

EXO 34:8 Moses hurried and bowed his head towards the earth, and worshipped.

EXO 34:9 He said, "If now I have found favour in your sight, Lord, please let the Lord go amongst us, even though this is a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."

EXO 34:10 He said, "Behold, I make a covenant: before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been worked in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people amongst whom you are shall see the work of the LORD; for it is an awesome thing that I do with you.

EXO 34:11 Observe that which I command you today. Behold, I will drive out before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

EXO 34:12 Be careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare amongst you;

EXO 34:13 but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their Asherah poles;

EXO 34:14 for you shall worship no other god; for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

EXO 34:15 "Don't make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, lest they play the prostitute after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice;

EXO 34:16 and you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters play the prostitute after their gods, and make your sons play the prostitute after their gods.

EXO 34:17 "You shall make no cast idols for yourselves.

EXO 34:18 "You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib; for in the month Abib you came out of Egypt.

EXO 34:19 "All that opens the womb is mine; and all your livestock that is male, the firstborn of cow and sheep.

EXO 34:20 You shall redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a lamb. If you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons. No one shall appear before me empty.

EXO 34:21 "Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in ploughing time and in harvest you shall rest.

EXO 34:22 "You shall observe the feast of weeks with the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of harvest at the year's end.

EXO 34:23 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

EXO 34:24 For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither shall any man desire your land when you go up to appear before the LORD, your God, three times in the year.

EXO 34:25 "You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread. The sacrifice of the feast of the Passover shall not be left to the morning.

EXO 34:26 "You shall bring the first of the first fruits of your ground to the house of the LORD your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk."

EXO 34:27 The LORD said to Moses, "Write these words; for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."

EXO 34:28 He was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread, nor drank water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

EXO 34:29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mountain, Moses didn't know that the skin of his face shone by reason of his speaking with him.

EXO 34:30 When Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.

EXO 34:31 Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and Moses spoke to them.

EXO 34:32 Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them all the commandments that the LORD had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.

EXO 34:33 When Moses was done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

EXO 34:34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spoke to the children of Israel that which he was commanded.

EXO 34:35 The children of Israel saw Moses' face, that the skin of Moses' face shone; so Moses put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

Exodus Chapter 35

EXO 35:1 Moses assembled all the congregation of the children of Israel, and said to them, "These are the words which the LORD has commanded, that you should do them.

EXO 35:2 'Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of solemn rest to the LORD: whoever does any work in it shall be put to death.

EXO 35:3 You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations on the Sabbath day.' "

EXO 35:4 Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying,

EXO 35:5 'Take from amongst you an offering to the LORD. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as the LORD's offering: gold, silver, bronze,

EXO 35:6 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair,

EXO 35:7 rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood,

EXO 35:8 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,

EXO 35:9 onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.

EXO 35:10 " 'Let every wise-hearted man amongst you come, and make all that the LORD has commanded:

EXO 35:11 the tabernacle, its outer covering, its roof, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets;

EXO 35:12 the ark, and its poles, the mercy seat, the veil of the screen;

EXO 35:13 the table with its poles and all its vessels, and the show bread;

EXO 35:14 the lamp stand also for the light, with its vessels, its lamps, and the oil for the light;

EXO 35:15 and the altar of incense with its poles, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle;

EXO 35:16 the altar of burnt offering, with its grating of bronze, its poles, and all its vessels, the basin and its base;

EXO 35:17 the hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court;

EXO 35:18 the pins of the tabernacle, the pins of the court, and their cords;

EXO 35:19 the finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place-the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons-to minister in the priest's office.' "

EXO 35:20 All the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.

EXO 35:21 They came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing, and brought the LORD's offering for the work of the Tent of Meeting, and for all of its service, and for the holy garments.

EXO 35:22 They came, both men and women, as many as were willing-hearted, and brought brooches, earrings, signet rings, and armlets, all jewels of gold; even every man who offered an offering of gold to the LORD.

EXO 35:23 Everyone with whom was found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red, and sea cow hides, brought them.

EXO 35:24 Everyone who offered an offering of silver and bronze brought the LORD's offering; and everyone with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it.

EXO 35:25 All the women who were wise-hearted spun with their hands, and brought that which they had spun: the blue, the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen.

EXO 35:26 All the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats' hair.

EXO 35:27 The rulers brought the onyx stones and the stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate;

EXO 35:28 with the spice and the oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.

EXO 35:29 The children of Israel brought a free will offering to the LORD; every man and woman whose heart made them willing to bring for all the work, which the LORD had commanded to be made by Moses.

EXO 35:30 Moses said to the children of Israel, "Behold, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

EXO 35:31 He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship;

EXO 35:32 and to make skilful works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze,

EXO 35:33 in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skilful workmanship.

EXO 35:34 He has put in his heart that he may teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.

EXO 35:35 He has filled them with wisdom of heart to work all kinds of workmanship, of the engraver, of the skilful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do any workmanship, and of those who make skilful works.

Exodus Chapter 36

EXO 36:1 "Bezalel and Oholiab shall work with every wise-hearted man, in whom the LORD has put wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD has commanded."

EXO 36:2 Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to the work to do it.

EXO 36:3 They received from Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, with which to make it. They kept bringing free will offerings to him every morning.

EXO 36:4 All the wise men, who performed all the work of the sanctuary, each came from his work which he did.

EXO 36:5 They spoke to Moses, saying, "The people have brought much more than enough for the service of the work which the LORD commanded to make."

EXO 36:6 Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman make anything else for the offering for the sanctuary." So the people were restrained from bringing.

EXO 36:7 For the stuff they had was sufficient to do all the work, and too much.

EXO 36:8 All the wise-hearted men amongst those who did the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, blue, purple, and scarlet. They made them with cherubim, the work of a skilful workman.

EXO 36:9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits. All the curtains had one measure.

EXO 36:10 He coupled five curtains to one another, and the other five curtains he coupled to one another.

EXO 36:11 He made loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain from the edge in the coupling. Likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second coupling.

EXO 36:12 He made fifty loops in the one curtain, and he made fifty loops in the edge of the curtain that was in the second coupling. The loops were opposite to one another.

EXO 36:13 He made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains to one another with the clasps: so the tabernacle was a unit.

EXO 36:14 He made curtains of goats' hair for a covering over the tabernacle. He made them eleven curtains.

EXO 36:15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the width of each curtain. The eleven curtains had one measure.

EXO 36:16 He coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.

EXO 36:17 He made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the coupling, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain which was outermost in the second coupling.

EXO 36:18 He made fifty clasps of bronze to couple the tent together, that it might be a unit.

EXO 36:19 He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above.

EXO 36:20 He made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.

EXO 36:21 Ten cubits was the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the width of each board.

EXO 36:22 Each board had two tenons, joined to one another. He made all the boards of the tabernacle this way.

EXO 36:23 He made the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side southward.

EXO 36:24 He made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards: two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons.

EXO 36:25 For the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards

EXO 36:26 and their forty sockets of silver: two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

EXO 36:27 For the far part of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.

EXO 36:28 He made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the far part.

EXO 36:29 They were double beneath, and in the same way they were all the way to its top to one ring. He did this to both of them in the two corners.

EXO 36:30 There were eight boards and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets-under every board two sockets.

EXO 36:31 He made bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,

EXO 36:32 and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the hinder part westward.

EXO 36:33 He made the middle bar to pass through in the middle of the boards from the one end to the other.

EXO 36:34 He overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold as places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

EXO 36:35 He made the veil of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cherubim. He made it the work of a skilful workman.

EXO 36:36 He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold. Their hooks were of gold. He cast four sockets of silver for them.

EXO 36:37 He made a screen for the door of the tent, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer;

EXO 36:38 and the five pillars of it with their hooks. He overlaid their capitals and their fillets with gold, and their five sockets were of bronze.

Exodus Chapter 37

EXO 37:1 Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood. Its length was two and a half cubits, and its width a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.

EXO 37:2 He overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a moulding of gold for it around it.

EXO 37:3 He cast four rings of gold for it, in its four feet-two rings on its one side, and two rings on its other side.

EXO 37:4 He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.

EXO 37:5 He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.

EXO 37:6 He made a mercy seat of pure gold. Its length was two and a half cubits, and a cubit and a half its width.

EXO 37:7 He made two cherubim of gold. He made them of beaten work, at the two ends of the mercy seat:

EXO 37:8 one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end. He made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.

EXO 37:9 The cherubim spread out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces towards one another. The faces of the cherubim were towards the mercy seat.

EXO 37:10 He made the table of acacia wood. Its length was two cubits, and its width was a cubit, and its height was a cubit and a half.

EXO 37:11 He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold moulding around it.

EXO 37:12 He made a border of a hand's width around it, and made a golden moulding on its border around it.

EXO 37:13 He cast four rings of gold for it, and put the rings in the four corners that were on its four feet.

EXO 37:14 The rings were close by the border, the places for the poles to carry the table.

EXO 37:15 He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table.

EXO 37:16 He made the vessels which were on the table, its dishes, its spoons, its bowls, and its pitchers with which to pour out, of pure gold.

EXO 37:17 He made the lamp stand of pure gold. He made the lamp stand of beaten work. Its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers were of one piece with it.

EXO 37:18 There were six branches going out of its sides: three branches of the lamp stand out of its one side, and three branches of the lamp stand out of its other side:

EXO 37:19 three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower, and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower; so for the six branches going out of the lamp stand.

EXO 37:20 In the lamp stand were four cups made like almond blossoms, its buds and its flowers;

EXO 37:21 and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it.

EXO 37:22 Their buds and their branches were of one piece with it. The whole thing was one beaten work of pure gold.

EXO 37:23 He made its seven lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff dishes, of pure gold.

EXO 37:24 He made it of a talent of pure gold, with all its vessels.

EXO 37:25 He made the altar of incense of acacia wood. It was square: its length was a cubit, and its width a cubit. Its height was two cubits. Its horns were of one piece with it.

EXO 37:26 He overlaid it with pure gold: its top, its sides around it, and its horns. He made a gold moulding around it.

EXO 37:27 He made two golden rings for it under its moulding crown, on its two ribs, on its two sides, for places for poles with which to carry it.

EXO 37:28 He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.

EXO 37:29 He made the holy anointing oil and the pure incense of sweet spices, after the art of the perfumer.

Exodus Chapter 38

EXO 38:1 He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. It was square. Its length was five cubits, its width was five cubits, and its height was three cubits.

EXO 38:2 He made its horns on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.

EXO 38:3 He made all the vessels of the altar: the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the fire pans. He made all its vessels of bronze.

EXO 38:4 He made for the altar a grating of a network of bronze, under the ledge around it beneath, reaching halfway up.

EXO 38:5 He cast four rings for the four corners of bronze grating, to be places for the poles.

EXO 38:6 He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with bronze.

EXO 38:7 He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. He made it hollow with planks.

EXO 38:8 He made the basin of bronze, and its base of bronze, out of the mirrors of the ministering women who ministered at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

EXO 38:9 He made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits;

EXO 38:10 their pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.

EXO 38:11 For the north side one hundred cubits, their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of bronze; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.

EXO 38:12 For the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.

EXO 38:13 For the east side eastward fifty cubits,

EXO 38:14 the hangings for the one side were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three;

EXO 38:15 and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.

EXO 38:16 All the hangings around the court were of fine twined linen.

EXO 38:17 The sockets for the pillars were of bronze. The hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver. Their capitals were overlaid with silver. All the pillars of the court had silver bands.

EXO 38:18 The screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Twenty cubits was the length, and the height along the width was five cubits, like the hangings of the court.

EXO 38:19 Their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of bronze; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and their fillets, of silver.

EXO 38:20 All the pins of the tabernacle, and around the court, were of bronze.

EXO 38:21 These are the amounts of materials used for the tabernacle, even the Tabernacle of the Testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.

EXO 38:22 Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 38:23 With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skilful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen.

EXO 38:24 All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

EXO 38:25 The silver of those who were counted of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand and seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary:

EXO 38:26 a beka a head, that is, half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for everyone who passed over to those who were counted, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.

EXO 38:27 The one hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil: one hundred sockets for the one hundred talents, one talent per socket.

EXO 38:28 From the one thousand and seven hundred and seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, overlaid their capitals, and made fillets for them.

EXO 38:29 The bronze of the offering was seventy talents and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

EXO 38:30 With this he made the sockets to the door of the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grating for it, all the vessels of the altar,

EXO 38:31 the sockets around the court, the sockets of the gate of the court, all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins around the court.

Exodus Chapter 39

EXO 39:1 Of the blue, purple, and scarlet, they made finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 39:2 He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.

EXO 39:3 They beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in with the blue, the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen, the work of the skilful workman.

EXO 39:4 They made shoulder straps for it, joined together. It was joined together at the two ends.

EXO 39:5 The skilfully woven band that was on it, with which to fasten it on, was of the same piece, like its work: of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 39:6 They worked the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold, engraved with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel.

EXO 39:7 He put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 39:8 He made the breastplate, the work of a skilful workman, like the work of the ephod: of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.

EXO 39:9 It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was a span, and its width a span, being double.

EXO 39:10 They set in it four rows of stones. A row of ruby, topaz, and beryl was the first row;

EXO 39:11 and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;

EXO 39:12 and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

EXO 39:13 and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in gold settings.

EXO 39:14 The stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name, for the twelve tribes.

EXO 39:15 They made on the breastplate chains like cords, of braided work of pure gold.

EXO 39:16 They made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

EXO 39:17 They put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate.

EXO 39:18 The other two ends of the two braided chains they put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, in its front.

EXO 39:19 They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its edge, which was towards the side of the ephod inward.

EXO 39:20 They made two more rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its front, close by its coupling, above the skilfully woven band of the ephod.

EXO 39:21 They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 39:22 He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.

EXO 39:23 The opening of the robe in the middle of it was like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around its opening, that it should not be torn.

EXO 39:24 They made on the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple, scarlet, and twined linen.

EXO 39:25 They made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates around the skirts of the robe, between the pomegranates;

EXO 39:26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, around the skirts of the robe, to minister in, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 39:27 They made the tunics of fine linen of woven work for Aaron and for his sons,

EXO 39:28 the turban of fine linen, the linen headbands of fine linen, the linen trousers of fine twined linen,

EXO 39:29 the sash of fine twined linen, blue, purple, and scarlet, the work of the embroiderer, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 39:30 They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription, like the engravings of a signet: "HOLY TO THE LORD".

EXO 39:31 They tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on the turban above, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 39:32 Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished. The children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses; so they did.

EXO 39:33 They brought the tabernacle to Moses: the tent, with all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

EXO 39:34 the covering of rams' skins dyed red, the covering of sea cow hides, the veil of the screen,

EXO 39:35 the ark of the covenant with its poles, the mercy seat,

EXO 39:36 the table, all its vessels, the show bread,

EXO 39:37 the pure lamp stand, its lamps, even the lamps to be set in order, all its vessels, the oil for the light,

EXO 39:38 the golden altar, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the screen for the door of the Tent,

EXO 39:39 the bronze altar, its grating of bronze, its poles, all of its vessels, the basin and its base,

EXO 39:40 the hangings of the court, its pillars, its sockets, the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, its pins, and all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting,

EXO 39:41 the finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.

EXO 39:42 According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work.

EXO 39:43 Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded. They had done so; and Moses blessed them.

Exodus Chapter 40

EXO 40:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

EXO 40:2 "On the first day of the first month you shall raise up the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.

EXO 40:3 You shall put the ark of the covenant in it, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.

EXO 40:4 You shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are on it. You shall bring in the lamp stand, and light its lamps.

EXO 40:5 You shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the covenant, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.

EXO 40:6 "You shall set the altar of burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.

EXO 40:7 You shall set the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and shall put water therein.

EXO 40:8 You shall set up the court around it, and hang up the screen of the gate of the court.

EXO 40:9 "You shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall make it holy, and all its furniture, and it will be holy.

EXO 40:10 You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering, with all its vessels, and sanctify the altar, and the altar will be most holy.

EXO 40:11 You shall anoint the basin and its base, and sanctify it.

EXO 40:12 "You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall wash them with water.

EXO 40:13 You shall put on Aaron the holy garments; and you shall anoint him, and sanctify him, that he may minister to me in the priest's office.

EXO 40:14 You shall bring his sons, and put tunics on them.

EXO 40:15 You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to me in the priest's office. Their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."

EXO 40:16 Moses did so. According to all that the LORD commanded him, so he did.

EXO 40:17 In the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, the tabernacle was raised up.

EXO 40:18 Moses raised up the tabernacle, and laid its sockets, and set up its boards, and put in its bars, and raised up its pillars.

EXO 40:19 He spread the covering over the tent, and put the roof of the tabernacle above on it, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 40:20 He took and put the covenant into the ark, and set the poles on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark.

EXO 40:21 He brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the covenant, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 40:22 He put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the north side of the tabernacle, outside of the veil.

EXO 40:23 He set the bread in order on it before the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 40:24 He put the lamp stand in the Tent of Meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle.

EXO 40:25 He lit the lamps before the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 40:26 He put the golden altar in the Tent of Meeting before the veil;

EXO 40:27 and he burnt incense of sweet spices on it, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 40:28 He put up the screen of the door to the tabernacle.

EXO 40:29 He set the altar of burnt offering at the door of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting, and offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 40:30 He set the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water therein, with which to wash.

EXO 40:31 Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and their feet there.

EXO 40:32 When they went into the Tent of Meeting, and when they came near to the altar, they washed, as the LORD commanded Moses.

EXO 40:33 He raised up the court around the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work.

EXO 40:34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the LORD's glory filled the tabernacle.

EXO 40:35 Moses wasn't able to enter into the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud stayed on it, and the LORD's glory filled the tabernacle.

EXO 40:36 When the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward, throughout all their journeys;

EXO 40:37 but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they didn't travel until the day that it was taken up.

EXO 40:38 For the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

Leviticus Chapter 1

LEV 1:1 The LORD called to Moses, and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying,

LEV 1:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When anyone of you offers an offering to the LORD, you shall offer your offering of the livestock, from the herd and from the flock.

LEV 1:3 " 'If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer a male without defect. He shall offer it at the door of the Tent of Meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD.

LEV 1:4 He shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

LEV 1:5 He shall kill the bull before the LORD. Aaron's sons, the priests, shall present the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar that is at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 1:6 He shall skin the burnt offering, and cut it into pieces.

LEV 1:7 The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar, and lay wood in order on the fire;

LEV 1:8 and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall lay the pieces, the head, and the fat in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar;

LEV 1:9 but he shall wash its innards and its legs with water. The priest shall burn all of it on the altar, for a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

LEV 1:10 " 'If his offering is from the flock, from the sheep or from the goats, for a burnt offering, he shall offer a male without defect.

LEV 1:11 He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the LORD. Aaron's sons, the priests, shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar.

LEV 1:12 He shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat. The priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar,

LEV 1:13 but the innards and the legs he shall wash with water. The priest shall offer the whole, and burn it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

LEV 1:14 " 'If his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall offer his offering from turtledoves or of young pigeons.

LEV 1:15 The priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; and its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar;

LEV 1:16 and he shall take away its crop and its feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, in the place of the ashes.

LEV 1:17 He shall tear it by its wings, but shall not divide it apart. The priest shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

Leviticus Chapter 2

LEV 2:1 " 'When anyone offers an offering of a meal offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour. He shall pour oil on it, and put frankincense on it.

LEV 2:2 He shall bring it to Aaron's sons, the priests. He shall take his handful of its fine flour, and of its oil, with all its frankincense, and the priest shall burn its memorial on the altar, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

LEV 2:3 That which is left of the meal offering shall be Aaron's and his sons'. It is a most holy part of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.

LEV 2:4 " 'When you offer an offering of a meal offering baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

LEV 2:5 If your offering is a meal offering made on a griddle, it shall be of unleavened fine flour, mixed with oil.

LEV 2:6 You shall cut it in pieces, and pour oil on it. It is a meal offering.

LEV 2:7 If your offering is a meal offering of the pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.

LEV 2:8 You shall bring the meal offering that is made of these things to the LORD. It shall be presented to the priest, and he shall bring it to the altar.

LEV 2:9 The priest shall take from the meal offering its memorial, and shall burn it on the altar, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

LEV 2:10 That which is left of the meal offering shall be Aaron's and his sons'. It is a most holy part of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.

LEV 2:11 " 'No meal offering which you shall offer to the LORD shall be made with yeast; for you shall burn no yeast, nor any honey, as an offering made by fire to the LORD.

LEV 2:12 As an offering of first fruits you shall offer them to the LORD, but they shall not rise up as a pleasant aroma on the altar.

LEV 2:13 Every offering of your meal offering you shall season with salt. You shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your meal offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt.

LEV 2:14 " 'If you offer a meal offering of first fruits to the LORD, you shall offer for the meal offering of your first fruits fresh heads of grain parched with fire and crushed.

LEV 2:15 You shall put oil on it and lay frankincense on it. It is a meal offering.

LEV 2:16 The priest shall burn as its memorial part of its crushed grain and part of its oil, along with all its frankincense. It is an offering made by fire to the LORD.

Leviticus Chapter 3

LEV 3:1 " 'If his offering is a sacrifice of peace offerings, if he offers it from the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without defect before the LORD.

LEV 3:2 He shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the Tent of Meeting. Aaron's sons, the priests, shall sprinkle the blood around on the altar.

LEV 3:3 He shall offer of the sacrifice of peace offerings an offering made by fire to the LORD. The fat that covers the innards, and all the fat that is on the innards,

LEV 3:4 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he shall take away.

LEV 3:5 Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar on the burnt offering, which is on the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

LEV 3:6 " 'If his offering for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD is from the flock, either male or female, he shall offer it without defect.

LEV 3:7 If he offers a lamb for his offering, then he shall offer it before the LORD;

LEV 3:8 and he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it before the Tent of Meeting. Aaron's sons shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar.

LEV 3:9 He shall offer from the sacrifice of peace offerings an offering made by fire to the LORD; its fat, the entire tail fat, he shall take away close to the backbone; and the fat that covers the entrails, and all the fat that is on the entrails,

LEV 3:10 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he shall take away.

LEV 3:11 The priest shall burn it on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire to the LORD.

LEV 3:12 " 'If his offering is a goat, then he shall offer it before the LORD.

LEV 3:13 He shall lay his hand on its head, and kill it before the Tent of Meeting; and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar.

LEV 3:14 He shall offer from it as his offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD; the fat that covers the innards, and all the fat that is on the innards,

LEV 3:15 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he shall take away.

LEV 3:16 The priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma; all the fat is the LORD's.

LEV 3:17 " 'It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.' "

Leviticus Chapter 4

LEV 4:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 4:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'If anyone sins unintentionally, in any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and does any one of them,

LEV 4:3 if the anointed priest sins so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin which he has sinned a young bull without defect to the LORD for a sin offering.

LEV 4:4 He shall bring the bull to the door of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD; and he shall lay his hand on the head of the bull, and kill the bull before the LORD.

LEV 4:5 The anointed priest shall take some of the blood of the bull, and bring it to the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 4:6 The priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the veil of the sanctuary.

LEV 4:7 The priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the Tent of Meeting; and he shall pour out the rest of the blood of the bull at the base of the altar of burnt offering, which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 4:8 He shall take all the fat of the bull of the sin offering from it: the fat that covers the innards, and all the fat that is on the innards,

LEV 4:9 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys, he shall remove,

LEV 4:10 as it is removed from the bull of the sacrifice of peace offerings. The priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt offering.

LEV 4:11 He shall carry the bull's skin, all its meat, with its head, and with its legs, its innards, and its dung

LEV 4:12 -all the rest of the bull-outside of the camp to a clean place where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire. It shall be burnt where the ashes are poured out.

LEV 4:13 " 'If the whole congregation of Israel sins, and the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and are guilty;

LEV 4:14 when the sin in which they have sinned is known, then the assembly shall offer a young bull for a sin offering, and bring it before the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 4:15 The elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD; and the bull shall be killed before the LORD.

LEV 4:16 The anointed priest shall bring some of the blood of the bull to the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 4:17 The priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, before the veil.

LEV 4:18 He shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before the LORD, that is in the Tent of Meeting; and the rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering, which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 4:19 All its fat he shall take from it, and burn it on the altar.

LEV 4:20 Thus shall he do with the bull; as he did with the bull of the sin offering, so shall he do with this; and the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven.

LEV 4:21 He shall carry the bull outside the camp, and burn it as he burnt the first bull. It is the sin offering for the assembly.

LEV 4:22 " 'When a ruler sins, and unwittingly does any one of all the things which the LORD his God has commanded not to be done, and is guilty,

LEV 4:23 if his sin in which he has sinned is made known to him, he shall bring as his offering a goat, a male without defect.

LEV 4:24 He shall lay his hand on the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD. It is a sin offering.

LEV 4:25 The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering. He shall pour out the rest of its blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering.

LEV 4:26 All its fat he shall burn on the altar, like the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin, and he will be forgiven.

LEV 4:27 " 'If anyone of the common people sins unwittingly, in doing any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and is guilty,

LEV 4:28 if his sin which he has sinned is made known to him, then he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without defect, for his sin which he has sinned.

LEV 4:29 He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill the sin offering in the place of burnt offering.

LEV 4:30 The priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering; and the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar.

LEV 4:31 All its fat he shall take away, like the fat is taken away from the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a pleasant aroma to the LORD; and the priest shall make atonement for him, and he will be forgiven.

LEV 4:32 " 'If he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring a female without defect.

LEV 4:33 He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering.

LEV 4:34 The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering; and all the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar.

LEV 4:35 He shall remove all its fat, like the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of peace offerings. The priest shall burn them on the altar, on the offerings of the LORD made by fire. The priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin that he has sinned, and he will be forgiven.

Leviticus Chapter 5

LEV 5:1 " 'If anyone sins, in that he hears a public adjuration to testify, he being a witness, whether he has seen or known, if he doesn't report it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

LEV 5:2 " 'Or if anyone touches any unclean thing, whether it is the carcass of an unclean animal, or the carcass of unclean livestock, or the carcass of unclean creeping things, and it is hidden from him, and he is unclean, then he shall be guilty.

LEV 5:3 " 'Or if he touches the uncleanness of man, whatever his uncleanness is with which he is unclean, and it is hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty.

LEV 5:4 " 'Or if anyone swears rashly with his lips to do evil or to do good-whatever it is that a man might utter rashly with an oath, and it is hidden from him-when he knows of it, then he will be guilty of one of these.

LEV 5:5 It shall be, when he is guilty of one of these, he shall confess that in which he has sinned;

LEV 5:6 and he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD for his sin which he has sinned: a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin.

LEV 5:7 " 'If he can't afford a lamb, then he shall bring his trespass offering for that in which he has sinned, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, to the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

LEV 5:8 He shall bring them to the priest, who shall first offer the one which is for the sin offering. He shall wring off its head from its neck, but shall not sever it completely.

LEV 5:9 He shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar. It is a sin offering.

LEV 5:10 He shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the ordinance; and the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin which he has sinned, and he shall be forgiven.

LEV 5:11 " 'But if he can't afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then he shall bring as his offering for that in which he has sinned, one tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. He shall put no oil on it, and he shall not put any frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.

LEV 5:12 He shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as the memorial portion, and burn it on the altar, on the offerings of the LORD made by fire. It is a sin offering.

LEV 5:13 The priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin that he has sinned in any of these things, and he will be forgiven; and the rest shall be the priest's, as the meal offering.' "

LEV 5:14 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 5:15 "If anyone commits a trespass, and sins unwittingly regarding the LORD's holy things, then he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD: a ram without defect from the flock, according to your estimation in silver by shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering.

LEV 5:16 He shall make restitution for that which he has done wrong regarding the holy thing, and shall add a fifth part to it, and give it to the priest; and the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and he will be forgiven.

LEV 5:17 "If anyone sins, doing any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, though he didn't know it, he is still guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.

LEV 5:18 He shall bring a ram without defect from of the flock, according to your estimation, for a trespass offering, to the priest; and the priest shall make atonement for him concerning the thing in which he sinned and didn't know it, and he will be forgiven.

LEV 5:19 It is a trespass offering. He is certainly guilty before the LORD."

Leviticus Chapter 6

LEV 6:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 6:2 "If anyone sins, and commits a trespass against the LORD, and deals falsely with his neighbour in a matter of deposit, or of bargain, or of robbery, or has oppressed his neighbour,

LEV 6:3 or has found that which was lost, and lied about it, and swearing to a lie-in any of these things that a man sins in his actions-

LEV 6:4 then it shall be, if he has sinned, and is guilty, he shall restore that which he took by robbery, or the thing which he has gotten by oppression, or the deposit which was committed to him, or the lost thing which he found,

LEV 6:5 or any thing about which he has sworn falsely: he shall restore it in full, and shall add a fifth part more to it. He shall return it to him to whom it belongs in the day of his being found guilty.

LEV 6:6 He shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD: a ram without defect from the flock, according to your estimation, for a trespass offering, to the priest.

LEV 6:7 The priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD, and he will be forgiven concerning whatever he does to become guilty."

LEV 6:8 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 6:9 "Command Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the law of the burnt offering: the burnt offering shall be on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning; and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it.

LEV 6:10 The priest shall put on his linen garment, and he shall put on his linen trousers upon his body; and he shall remove the ashes from where the fire has consumed the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

LEV 6:11 He shall take off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.

LEV 6:12 The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it, it shall not go out; and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning. He shall lay the burnt offering in order upon it, and shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.

LEV 6:13 Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out.

LEV 6:14 " 'This is the law of the meal offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar.

LEV 6:15 He shall take from there his handful of the fine flour of the meal offering, and of its oil, and all the frankincense which is on the meal offering, and shall burn it on the altar for a pleasant aroma, as its memorial portion, to the LORD.

LEV 6:16 That which is left of it Aaron and his sons shall eat. It shall be eaten without yeast in a holy place. They shall eat it in the court of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 6:17 It shall not be baked with yeast. I have given it as their portion of my offerings made by fire. It is most holy, as are the sin offering and the trespass offering.

LEV 6:18 Every male amongst the children of Aaron shall eat of it, as their portion forever throughout your generations, from the offerings of the LORD made by fire. Whoever touches them shall be holy.' "

LEV 6:19 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 6:20 "This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer to the LORD in the day when he is anointed: one tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a meal offering perpetually, half of it in the morning, and half of it in the evening.

LEV 6:21 It shall be made with oil in a griddle. When it is soaked, you shall bring it in. You shall offer the meal offering in baked pieces for a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

LEV 6:22 The anointed priest that will be in his place from amongst his sons shall offer it. By a statute forever, it shall be wholly burnt to the LORD.

LEV 6:23 Every meal offering of a priest shall be wholly burnt. It shall not be eaten."

LEV 6:24 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 6:25 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'This is the law of the sin offering: in the place where the burnt offering is killed, the sin offering shall be killed before the LORD. It is most holy.

LEV 6:26 The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it. It shall be eaten in a holy place, in the court of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 6:27 Whatever shall touch its flesh shall be holy. When there is any of its blood sprinkled on a garment, you shall wash that on which it was sprinkled in a holy place.

LEV 6:28 But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled shall be broken; and if it is boiled in a bronze vessel, it shall be scoured, and rinsed in water.

LEV 6:29 Every male amongst the priests shall eat of it. It is most holy.

LEV 6:30 No sin offering, of which any of the blood is brought into the Tent of Meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be eaten. It shall be burnt with fire.

Leviticus Chapter 7

LEV 7:1 " 'This is the law of the trespass offering: It is most holy.

LEV 7:2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering, he shall kill the trespass offering; and its blood he shall sprinkle around on the altar.

LEV 7:3 He shall offer all of its fat: the fat tail, and the fat that covers the innards,

LEV 7:4 and he shall take away the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the cover on the liver, with the kidneys;

LEV 7:5 and the priest shall burn them on the altar for an offering made by fire to the LORD: it is a trespass offering.

LEV 7:6 Every male amongst the priests may eat of it. It shall be eaten in a holy place. It is most holy.

LEV 7:7 " 'As is the sin offering, so is the trespass offering; there is one law for them. The priest who makes atonement with them shall have it.

LEV 7:8 The priest who offers any man's burnt offering shall have for himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has offered.

LEV 7:9 Every meal offering that is baked in the oven, and all that is prepared in the pan and on the griddle, shall be the priest's who offers it.

LEV 7:10 Every meal offering, mixed with oil or dry, belongs to all the sons of Aaron, one as well as another.

LEV 7:11 " 'This is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which one shall offer to the LORD:

LEV 7:12 If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mixed with oil.

LEV 7:13 He shall offer his offering with the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving with cakes of leavened bread.

LEV 7:14 Of it he shall offer one out of each offering for a heave offering to the LORD. It shall be the priest's who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings.

LEV 7:15 The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten on the day of his offering. He shall not leave any of it until the morning.

LEV 7:16 " 'But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow, or a free will offering, it shall be eaten on the day that he offers his sacrifice. On the next day what remains of it shall be eaten,

LEV 7:17 but what remains of the meat of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire.

LEV 7:18 If any of the meat of the sacrifice of his peace offerings is eaten on the third day, it will not be accepted, and it shall not be credited to him who offers it. It will be an abomination, and the soul who eats any of it will bear his iniquity.

LEV 7:19 " 'The meat that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten. It shall be burnt with fire. As for the meat, everyone who is clean may eat it;

LEV 7:20 but the soul who eats of the meat of the sacrifice of peace offerings that belongs to the LORD, having his uncleanness on him, that soul shall be cut off from his people.

LEV 7:21 When anyone touches any unclean thing, the uncleanness of man, or an unclean animal, or any unclean abomination, and eats some of the meat of the sacrifice of peace offerings which belong to the LORD, that soul shall be cut off from his people.' "

LEV 7:22 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 7:23 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'You shall eat no fat, of bull, or sheep, or goat.

LEV 7:24 The fat of that which dies of itself, and the fat of that which is torn of animals, may be used for any other service, but you shall in no way eat of it.

LEV 7:25 For whoever eats the fat of the animal which men offer as an offering made by fire to the LORD, even the soul who eats it shall be cut off from his people.

LEV 7:26 You shall not eat any blood, whether it is of bird or of animal, in any of your dwellings.

LEV 7:27 Whoever it is who eats any blood, that soul shall be cut off from his people.' "

LEV 7:28 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 7:29 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'He who offers the sacrifice of his peace offerings to the LORD shall bring his offering to the LORD out of the sacrifice of his peace offerings.

LEV 7:30 With his own hands he shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire. He shall bring the fat with the breast, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD.

LEV 7:31 The priest shall burn the fat on the altar, but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'.

LEV 7:32 The right thigh you shall give to the priest for a heave offering out of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.

LEV 7:33 He amongst the sons of Aaron who offers the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right thigh for a portion.

LEV 7:34 For the waved breast and the heaved thigh I have taken from the children of Israel out of the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as their portion forever from the children of Israel.' "

LEV 7:35 This is the consecrated portion of Aaron, and the consecrated portion of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister to the LORD in the priest's office;

LEV 7:36 which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them. It is their portion forever throughout their generations.

LEV 7:37 This is the law of the burnt offering, the meal offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering, the consecration, and the sacrifice of peace offerings

LEV 7:38 which the LORD commanded Moses in Mount Sinai in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their offerings to the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai.

Leviticus Chapter 8

LEV 8:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 8:2 "Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bull of the sin offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread;

LEV 8:3 and assemble all the congregation at the door of the Tent of Meeting."

LEV 8:4 Moses did as the LORD commanded him; and the congregation was assembled at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 8:5 Moses said to the congregation, "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded to be done."

LEV 8:6 Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.

LEV 8:7 He put the tunic on him, tied the sash on him, clothed him with the robe, put the ephod on him, and he tied the skilfully woven band of the ephod on him and fastened it to him with it.

LEV 8:8 He placed the breastplate on him. He put the Urim and Thummim in the breastplate.

LEV 8:9 He set the turban on his head. He set the golden plate, the holy crown, on the front of the turban, as the LORD commanded Moses.

LEV 8:10 Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them.

LEV 8:11 He sprinkled it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the basin and its base, to sanctify them.

LEV 8:12 He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

LEV 8:13 Moses brought Aaron's sons, and clothed them with tunics, and tied sashes on them, and put headbands on them, as the LORD commanded Moses.

LEV 8:14 He brought the bull of the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin offering.

LEV 8:15 He killed it; and Moses took the blood, and put it around on the horns of the altar with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar, and sanctified it, to make atonement for it.

LEV 8:16 He took all the fat that was on the innards, and the cover of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat; and Moses burnt it on the altar.

LEV 8:17 But the bull, and its skin, and its meat, and its dung, he burnt with fire outside the camp, as the LORD commanded Moses.

LEV 8:18 He presented the ram of the burnt offering. Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram.

LEV 8:19 He killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood around on the altar.

LEV 8:20 He cut the ram into its pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, and the fat.

LEV 8:21 He washed the innards and the legs with water; and Moses burnt the whole ram on the altar. It was a burnt offering for a pleasant aroma. It was an offering made by fire to the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

LEV 8:22 He presented the other ram, the ram of consecration. Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram.

LEV 8:23 He killed it; and Moses took some of its blood, and put it on the tip of Aaron's right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the great toe of his right foot.

LEV 8:24 He brought Aaron's sons; and Moses put some of the blood on the tip of their right ear, and on the thumb of their right hand, and on the great toe of their right foot; and Moses sprinkled the blood around on the altar.

LEV 8:25 He took the fat, the fat tail, all the fat that was on the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys and their fat, and the right thigh;

LEV 8:26 and out of the basket of unleavened bread that was before the LORD, he took one unleavened cake, one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and placed them on the fat and on the right thigh.

LEV 8:27 He put all these in Aaron's hands and in his sons' hands, and waved them for a wave offering before the LORD.

LEV 8:28 Moses took them from their hands, and burnt them on the altar on the burnt offering. They were a consecration offering for a pleasant aroma. It was an offering made by fire to the LORD.

LEV 8:29 Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave offering before the LORD. It was Moses' portion of the ram of consecration, as the LORD commanded Moses.

LEV 8:30 Moses took some of the anointing oil, and some of the blood which was on the altar, and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, and on his sons, and on his sons' garments with him, and sanctified Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.

LEV 8:31 Moses said to Aaron and to his sons, "Boil the meat at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and there eat it and the bread that is in the basket of consecration, as I commanded, saying, 'Aaron and his sons shall eat it.'

LEV 8:32 What remains of the meat and of the bread you shall burn with fire.

LEV 8:33 You shall not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting for seven days, until the days of your consecration are fulfilled: for he shall consecrate you seven days.

LEV 8:34 What has been done today, so the LORD has commanded to do, to make atonement for you.

LEV 8:35 You shall stay at the door of the Tent of Meeting day and night seven days, and keep the LORD's command, that you don't die: for so I am commanded."

LEV 8:36 Aaron and his sons did all the things which the LORD commanded by Moses.

Leviticus Chapter 9

LEV 9:1 On the eighth day, Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;

LEV 9:2 and he said to Aaron, "Take a calf from the herd for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without defect, and offer them before the LORD.

LEV 9:3 You shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'Take a male goat for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both a year old, without defect, for a burnt offering;

LEV 9:4 and a bull and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD; and a meal offering mixed with oil: for today the LORD appears to you.' "

LEV 9:5 They brought what Moses commanded before the Tent of Meeting. All the congregation came near and stood before the LORD.

LEV 9:6 Moses said, "This is the thing which the LORD commanded that you should do; and the LORD's glory shall appear to you."

LEV 9:7 Moses said to Aaron, "Draw near to the altar, and offer your sin offering, and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself, and for the people; and offer the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as the LORD commanded."

LEV 9:8 So Aaron came near to the altar, and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.

LEV 9:9 The sons of Aaron presented the blood to him; and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar;

LEV 9:10 but the fat, and the kidneys, and the cover from the liver of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar, as the LORD commanded Moses.

LEV 9:11 The meat and the skin he burnt with fire outside the camp.

LEV 9:12 He killed the burnt offering; and Aaron's sons delivered the blood to him, and he sprinkled it around on the altar.

LEV 9:13 They delivered the burnt offering to him, piece by piece, and the head. He burnt them upon the altar.

LEV 9:14 He washed the innards and the legs, and burnt them on the burnt offering on the altar.

LEV 9:15 He presented the people's offering, and took the goat of the sin offering which was for the people, and killed it, and offered it for sin, like the first.

LEV 9:16 He presented the burnt offering, and offered it according to the ordinance.

LEV 9:17 He presented the meal offering, and filled his hand from there, and burnt it upon the altar, in addition to the burnt offering of the morning.

LEV 9:18 He also killed the bull and the ram, the sacrifice of peace offerings, which was for the people. Aaron's sons delivered to him the blood, which he sprinkled around on the altar;

LEV 9:19 and the fat of the bull and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers the innards, and the kidneys, and the cover of the liver;

LEV 9:20 and they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat on the altar.

LEV 9:21 Aaron waved the breasts and the right thigh for a wave offering before the LORD, as Moses commanded.

LEV 9:22 Aaron lifted up his hands towards the people, and blessed them; and he came down from offering the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings.

LEV 9:23 Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting, and came out, and blessed the people; and the LORD's glory appeared to all the people.

LEV 9:24 Fire came out from before the LORD, and consumed the burnt offering and the fat upon the altar. When all the people saw it, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

Leviticus Chapter 10

LEV 10:1 Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he had not commanded them.

LEV 10:2 Fire came out from before the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

LEV 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD spoke of, saying, 'I will show myself holy to those who come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified.' " Aaron held his peace.

LEV 10:4 Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, "Draw near, carry your brothers from before the sanctuary out of the camp."

LEV 10:5 So they came near, and carried them in their tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said.

LEV 10:6 Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons, "Don't let the hair of your heads go loose, and don't tear your clothes, so that you don't die, and so that he will not be angry with all the congregation; but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD has kindled.

LEV 10:7 You shall not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting, lest you die; for the anointing oil of the LORD is on you." They did according to the word of Moses.

LEV 10:8 Then The LORD said to Aaron,

LEV 10:9 "You and your sons are not to drink wine or strong drink whenever you go into the Tent of Meeting, or you will die. This shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.

LEV 10:10 You are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean.

LEV 10:11 You are to teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD has spoken to them by Moses."

LEV 10:12 Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons who were left, "Take the meal offering that remains of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and eat it without yeast beside the altar; for it is most holy;

LEV 10:13 and you shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your portion, and your sons' portion, of the offerings of the LORD made by fire; for so I am commanded.

LEV 10:14 The waved breast and the heaved thigh you shall eat in a clean place, you, and your sons, and your daughters with you: for they are given as your portion, and your sons' portion, out of the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the children of Israel.

LEV 10:15 The heaved thigh and the waved breast they shall bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before the LORD. It shall be yours, and your sons' with you, as a portion forever, as the LORD has commanded."

LEV 10:16 Moses diligently enquired about the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burnt. He was angry with Eleazar and with Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying,

LEV 10:17 "Why haven't you eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, since it is most holy, and he has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD?

LEV 10:18 Behold, its blood was not brought into the inner part of the sanctuary. You certainly should have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded."

LEV 10:19 Aaron spoke to Moses, "Behold, today they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things as these have happened to me. If I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been pleasing in the LORD's sight?"

LEV 10:20 When Moses heard that, it was pleasing in his sight.

Leviticus Chapter 11

LEV 11:1 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,

LEV 11:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'These are the living things which you may eat amongst all the animals that are on the earth.

LEV 11:3 Whatever parts the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and chews the cud amongst the animals, that you may eat.

LEV 11:4 " 'Nevertheless these you shall not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those who part the hoof: the camel, because it chews the cud but doesn't have a parted hoof, is unclean to you.

LEV 11:5 The hyrax, because it chews the cud but doesn't have a parted hoof, is unclean to you.

LEV 11:6 The hare, because it chews the cud but doesn't have a parted hoof, is unclean to you.

LEV 11:7 The pig, because it has a split hoof, and is cloven-footed, but doesn't chew the cud, is unclean to you.

LEV 11:8 You shall not eat their meat. You shall not touch their carcasses. They are unclean to you.

LEV 11:9 " 'These you may eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, that you may eat.

LEV 11:10 All that don't have fins and scales in the seas and rivers, all that move in the waters, and all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are an abomination to you,

LEV 11:11 and you shall detest them. You shall not eat of their meat, and you shall detest their carcasses.

LEV 11:12 Whatever has no fins nor scales in the waters is an abomination to you.

LEV 11:13 " 'You shall detest these amongst the birds; they shall not be eaten because they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture,

LEV 11:14 the red kite, any kind of black kite,

LEV 11:15 any kind of raven,

LEV 11:16 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk,

LEV 11:17 the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

LEV 11:18 the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

LEV 11:19 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat.

LEV 11:20 " 'All flying insects that walk on all fours are an abomination to you.

LEV 11:21 Yet you may eat these: of all winged creeping things that go on all fours, which have long, jointed legs for hopping on the earth.

LEV 11:22 Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.

LEV 11:23 But all winged creeping things which have four feet are an abomination to you.

LEV 11:24 " 'By these you will become unclean: whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening.

LEV 11:25 Whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 11:26 " 'Every animal which has a split hoof that isn't completely divided, or doesn't chew the cud, is unclean to you. Everyone who touches them shall be unclean.

LEV 11:27 Whatever goes on its paws, amongst all animals that go on all fours, they are unclean to you. Whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening.

LEV 11:28 He who carries their carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. They are unclean to you.

LEV 11:29 " 'These are they which are unclean to you amongst the creeping things that creep on the earth: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,

LEV 11:30 the gecko, and the monitor lizard, the wall lizard, the skink, and the chameleon.

LEV 11:31 These are they which are unclean to you amongst all that creep. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening.

LEV 11:32 Anything they fall on when they are dead shall be unclean; whether it is any vessel of wood, or clothing, or skin, or sack, whatever vessel it is, with which any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the evening. Then it will be clean.

LEV 11:33 Every earthen vessel into which any of them falls and all that is in it shall be unclean. You shall break it.

LEV 11:34 All food which may be eaten which is soaked in water shall be unclean. All drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.

LEV 11:35 Everything whereupon part of their carcass falls shall be unclean; whether oven, or range for pots, it shall be broken in pieces. They are unclean, and shall be unclean to you.

LEV 11:36 Nevertheless a spring or a cistern in which water is gathered shall be clean, but that which touches their carcass shall be unclean.

LEV 11:37 If part of their carcass falls on any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean.

LEV 11:38 But if water is put on the seed, and part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

LEV 11:39 " 'If any animal of which you may eat dies, he who touches its carcass shall be unclean until the evening.

LEV 11:40 He who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. He also who carries its carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 11:41 " 'Every creeping thing that creeps on the earth is an abomination. It shall not be eaten.

LEV 11:42 Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet, even all creeping things that creep on the earth, them you shall not eat; for they are an abomination.

LEV 11:43 You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps. You shall not make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled by them.

LEV 11:44 For I am the LORD your God. Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any kind of creeping thing that moves on the earth.

LEV 11:45 For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

LEV 11:46 " 'This is the law of the animal, and of the bird, and of every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth,

LEV 11:47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.' "

Leviticus Chapter 12

LEV 12:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 12:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'If a woman conceives, and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of her monthly period she shall be unclean.

LEV 12:3 In the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

LEV 12:4 She shall continue in the blood of purification thirty-three days. She shall not touch any holy thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are completed.

LEV 12:5 But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her period; and she shall continue in the blood of purification sixty-six days.

LEV 12:6 " 'When the days of her purification are completed for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the door of the Tent of Meeting, a year old lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove, for a sin offering.

LEV 12:7 He shall offer it before the LORD, and make atonement for her; then she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. " 'This is the law for her who bears, whether a male or a female.

LEV 12:8 If she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two young pigeons: the one for a burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering. The priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.' "

Leviticus Chapter 13

LEV 13:1 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

LEV 13:2 "When a man shall have a swelling in his body's skin, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes in the skin of his body the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons, the priests.

LEV 13:3 The priest shall examine the plague in the skin of the body. If the hair in the plague has turned white, and the appearance of the plague is deeper than the body's skin, it is the plague of leprosy; so the priest shall examine him and pronounce him unclean.

LEV 13:4 If the bright spot is white in the skin of his body, and its appearance isn't deeper than the skin, and its hair hasn't turned white, then the priest shall isolate the infected person for seven days.

LEV 13:5 The priest shall examine him on the seventh day. Behold, if in his eyes the plague is arrested and the plague hasn't spread in the skin, then the priest shall isolate him for seven more days.

LEV 13:6 The priest shall examine him again on the seventh day. Behold, if the plague has faded and the plague hasn't spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean. It is a scab. He shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

LEV 13:7 But if the scab spreads on the skin after he has shown himself to the priest for his cleansing, he shall show himself to the priest again.

LEV 13:8 The priest shall examine him; and behold, if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is leprosy.

LEV 13:9 "When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought to the priest;

LEV 13:10 and the priest shall examine him. Behold, if there is a white swelling in the skin, and it has turned the hair white, and there is raw flesh in the swelling,

LEV 13:11 it is a chronic leprosy in the skin of his body, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean. He shall not isolate him, for he is already unclean.

LEV 13:12 "If the leprosy breaks out all over the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of the infected person from his head even to his feet, as far as it appears to the priest,

LEV 13:13 then the priest shall examine him. Behold, if the leprosy has covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean of the plague. It has all turned white: he is clean.

LEV 13:14 But whenever raw flesh appears in him, he shall be unclean.

LEV 13:15 The priest shall examine the raw flesh, and pronounce him unclean: the raw flesh is unclean. It is leprosy.

LEV 13:16 Or if the raw flesh turns again, and is changed to white, then he shall come to the priest.

LEV 13:17 The priest shall examine him. Behold, if the plague has turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him clean of the plague. He is clean.

LEV 13:18 "When the body has a boil on its skin, and it has healed,

LEV 13:19 and in the place of the boil there is a white swelling, or a bright spot, reddish-white, then it shall be shown to the priest.

LEV 13:20 The priest shall examine it. Behold, if its appearance is deeper than the skin, and its hair has turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy. It has broken out in the boil.

LEV 13:21 But if the priest examines it, and behold, there are no white hairs in it, and it isn't deeper than the skin, but is dim, then the priest shall isolate him seven days.

LEV 13:22 If it spreads in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is a plague.

LEV 13:23 But if the bright spot stays in its place, and hasn't spread, it is the scar from the boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

LEV 13:24 "Or when the body has a burn from fire on its skin, and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a bright spot, reddish-white, or white,

LEV 13:25 then the priest shall examine it; and behold, if the hair in the bright spot has turned white, and its appearance is deeper than the skin, it is leprosy. It has broken out in the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy.

LEV 13:26 But if the priest examines it, and behold, there is no white hair in the bright spot, and it isn't deeper than the skin, but has faded, then the priest shall isolate him seven days.

LEV 13:27 The priest shall examine him on the seventh day. If it has spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is the plague of leprosy.

LEV 13:28 If the bright spot stays in its place, and hasn't spread in the skin, but is faded, it is the swelling from the burn, and the priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is the scar from the burn.

LEV 13:29 "When a man or woman has a plague on the head or on the beard,

LEV 13:30 then the priest shall examine the plague; and behold, if its appearance is deeper than the skin, and the hair in it is yellow and thin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean. It is an itch. It is leprosy of the head or of the beard.

LEV 13:31 If the priest examines the plague of itching, and behold, its appearance isn't deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the priest shall isolate the person infected with itching seven days.

LEV 13:32 On the seventh day the priest shall examine the plague; and behold, if the itch hasn't spread, and there is no yellow hair in it, and the appearance of the itch isn't deeper than the skin,

LEV 13:33 then he shall be shaved, but he shall not shave the itch. Then the priest shall isolate the one who has the itch seven more days.

LEV 13:34 On the seventh day, the priest shall examine the itch; and behold, if the itch hasn't spread in the skin, and its appearance isn't deeper than the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean. He shall wash his clothes and be clean.

LEV 13:35 But if the itch spreads in the skin after his cleansing,

LEV 13:36 then the priest shall examine him; and behold, if the itch has spread in the skin, the priest shall not look for the yellow hair; he is unclean.

LEV 13:37 But if in his eyes the itch is arrested and black hair has grown in it, then the itch is healed. He is clean. The priest shall pronounce him clean.

LEV 13:38 "When a man or a woman has bright spots in the skin of the body, even white bright spots,

LEV 13:39 then the priest shall examine them. Behold, if the bright spots on the skin of their body are a dull white, it is a harmless rash. It has broken out in the skin. He is clean.

LEV 13:40 "If a man's hair has fallen from his head, he is bald. He is clean.

LEV 13:41 If his hair has fallen off from the front part of his head, he is forehead bald. He is clean.

LEV 13:42 But if a reddish-white plague is in the bald head or the bald forehead, it is leprosy breaking out in his bald head or his bald forehead.

LEV 13:43 Then the priest shall examine him. Behold, if the swelling of the plague is reddish-white in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, like the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the body,

LEV 13:44 he is a leprous man. He is unclean. The priest shall surely pronounce him unclean. His plague is on his head.

LEV 13:45 "The leper in whom the plague is shall wear torn clothes, and the hair of his head shall hang loose. He shall cover his upper lip, and shall cry, 'Unclean! Unclean!'

LEV 13:46 All the days in which the plague is in him he shall be unclean. He is unclean. He shall dwell alone. His dwelling shall be outside of the camp.

LEV 13:47 "The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it is a woollen garment, or a linen garment;

LEV 13:48 whether it is in warp or woof; of linen or of wool; whether in a leather, or in anything made of leather;

LEV 13:49 if the plague is greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the leather, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything made of leather; it is the plague of leprosy, and shall be shown to the priest.

LEV 13:50 The priest shall examine the plague, and isolate the plague seven days.

LEV 13:51 He shall examine the plague on the seventh day. If the plague has spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in the skin, whatever use the skin is used for, the plague is a destructive mildew. It is unclean.

LEV 13:52 He shall burn the garment, whether the warp or the woof, in wool or in linen, or anything of leather, in which the plague is, for it is a destructive mildew. It shall be burnt in the fire.

LEV 13:53 "If the priest examines it, and behold, the plague hasn't spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin;

LEV 13:54 then the priest shall command that they wash the thing that the plague is in, and he shall isolate it seven more days.

LEV 13:55 Then the priest shall examine it, after the plague is washed; and behold, if the plague hasn't changed its colour, and the plague hasn't spread, it is unclean; you shall burn it in the fire. It is a mildewed spot, whether the bareness is inside or outside.

LEV 13:56 If the priest looks, and behold, the plague has faded after it is washed, then he shall tear it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof;

LEV 13:57 and if it appears again in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is spreading. You shall burn with fire that in which the plague is.

LEV 13:58 The garment, either the warp, or the woof, or whatever thing of skin it is, which you shall wash, if the plague has departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and it will be clean."

LEV 13:59 This is the law of the plague of mildew in a garment of wool or linen, either in the warp, or the woof, or in anything of skin, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

Leviticus Chapter 14

LEV 14:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 14:2 "This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest,

LEV 14:3 and the priest shall go out of the camp. The priest shall examine him. Behold, if the plague of leprosy is healed in the leper,

LEV 14:4 then the priest shall command them to take for him who is to be cleansed two living clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.

LEV 14:5 The priest shall command them to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.

LEV 14:6 As for the living bird, he shall take it, the cedar wood, the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water.

LEV 14:7 He shall sprinkle on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird go into the open field.

LEV 14:8 "He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he shall be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days.

LEV 14:9 It shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his body in water. Then he shall be clean.

LEV 14:10 "On the eighth day he shall take two male lambs without defect, one ewe lamb a year old without defect, three tenths of an ephah of fine flour for a meal offering, mixed with oil, and one log of oil.

LEV 14:11 The priest who cleanses him shall set the man who is to be cleansed, and those things, before the LORD, at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 14:12 "The priest shall take one of the male lambs, and offer him for a trespass offering, with the log of oil, and wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.

LEV 14:13 He shall kill the male lamb in the place where they kill the sin offering and the burnt offering, in the place of the sanctuary; for as the sin offering is the priest's, so is the trespass offering. It is most holy.

LEV 14:14 The priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

LEV 14:15 The priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.

LEV 14:16 The priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD.

LEV 14:17 The priest shall put some of the rest of the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering.

LEV 14:18 The rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed, and the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD.

LEV 14:19 "The priest shall offer the sin offering, and make atonement for him who is to be cleansed because of his uncleanness. Afterward he shall kill the burnt offering;

LEV 14:20 then the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meal offering on the altar. The priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.

LEV 14:21 "If he is poor, and can't afford so much, then he shall take one male lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and one tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering, and a log of oil;

LEV 14:22 and two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford; and the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.

LEV 14:23 "On the eighth day he shall bring them for his cleansing to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, before the LORD.

LEV 14:24 The priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering, and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.

LEV 14:25 He shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering. The priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering and put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

LEV 14:26 The priest shall pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand;

LEV 14:27 and the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before the LORD.

LEV 14:28 Then the priest shall put some of the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the trespass offering.

LEV 14:29 The rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before the LORD.

LEV 14:30 He shall offer one of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, which ever he is able to afford,

LEV 14:31 of the kind he is able to afford, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, with the meal offering. The priest shall make atonement for him who is to be cleansed before the LORD."

LEV 14:32 This is the law for him in whom is the plague of leprosy, who is not able to afford the sacrifice for his cleansing.

LEV 14:33 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

LEV 14:34 "When you have come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put a spreading mildew in a house in the land of your possession,

LEV 14:35 then he who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, 'There seems to me to be some sort of plague in the house.'

LEV 14:36 The priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest goes in to examine the plague, that all that is in the house not be made unclean. Afterward the priest shall go in to inspect the house.

LEV 14:37 He shall examine the plague; and behold, if the plague is in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, and it appears to be deeper than the wall,

LEV 14:38 then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days.

LEV 14:39 The priest shall come again on the seventh day, and look. If the plague has spread in the walls of the house,

LEV 14:40 then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which is the plague, and cast them into an unclean place outside of the city.

LEV 14:41 He shall cause the inside of the house to be scraped all over. They shall pour out the mortar that they scraped off outside of the city into an unclean place.

LEV 14:42 They shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house.

LEV 14:43 "If the plague comes again, and breaks out in the house after he has taken out the stones, and after he has scraped the house, and after it was plastered,

LEV 14:44 then the priest shall come in and look; and behold, if the plague has spread in the house, it is a destructive mildew in the house. It is unclean.

LEV 14:45 He shall break down the house, its stones, and its timber, and all the house's mortar. He shall carry them out of the city into an unclean place.

LEV 14:46 "Moreover he who goes into the house while it is shut up shall be unclean until the evening.

LEV 14:47 He who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes; and he who eats in the house shall wash his clothes.

LEV 14:48 "If the priest shall come in, and examine it, and behold, the plague hasn't spread in the house, after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

LEV 14:49 To cleanse the house he shall take two birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.

LEV 14:50 He shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.

LEV 14:51 He shall take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.

LEV 14:52 He shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, with the living bird, with the cedar wood, with the hyssop, and with the scarlet;

LEV 14:53 but he shall let the living bird go out of the city into the open field. So shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean."

LEV 14:54 This is the law for any plague of leprosy, and for an itch,

LEV 14:55 and for the destructive mildew of a garment, and for a house,

LEV 14:56 and for a swelling, and for a scab, and for a bright spot;

LEV 14:57 to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean. This is the law of leprosy.

Leviticus Chapter 15

LEV 15:1 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

LEV 15:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, because of his discharge he is unclean.

LEV 15:3 This shall be his uncleanness in his discharge: whether his body runs with his discharge, or his body has stopped from his discharge, it is his uncleanness.

LEV 15:4 " 'Every bed on which he who has the discharge lies shall be unclean; and everything he sits on shall be unclean.

LEV 15:5 Whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:6 He who sits on anything on which the man who has the discharge sat shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:7 " 'He who touches the body of him who has the discharge shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:8 " 'If he who has the discharge spits on him who is clean, then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:9 " 'Whatever saddle he who has the discharge rides on shall be unclean.

LEV 15:10 Whoever touches anything that was under him shall be unclean until the evening. He who carries those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:11 " 'Whomever he who has the discharge touches, without having rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:12 " 'The earthen vessel, which he who has the discharge touches, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

LEV 15:13 " 'When he who has a discharge is cleansed of his discharge, then he shall count to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes; and he shall bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.

LEV 15:14 " 'On the eighth day he shall take two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and give them to the priest.

LEV 15:15 The priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. The priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD for his discharge.

LEV 15:16 " 'If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:17 Every garment and every skin which the semen is on shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:18 If a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:19 " 'If a woman has a discharge, and her discharge in her flesh is blood, she shall be in her impurity seven days. Whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:20 " 'Everything that she lies on in her impurity shall be unclean. Everything also that she sits on shall be unclean.

LEV 15:21 Whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:22 Whoever touches anything that she sits on shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:23 If it is on the bed, or on anything she sits on, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:24 " 'If any man lies with her, and her monthly flow is on him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed he lies on shall be unclean.

LEV 15:25 " 'If a woman has a discharge of her blood many days not in the time of her period, or if she has a discharge beyond the time of her period, all the days of the discharge of her uncleanness shall be as in the days of her period. She is unclean.

LEV 15:26 Every bed she lies on all the days of her discharge shall be to her as the bed of her period. Everything she sits on shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her period.

LEV 15:27 Whoever touches these things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.

LEV 15:28 " 'But if she is cleansed of her discharge, then she shall count to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean.

LEV 15:29 On the eighth day she shall take two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and bring them to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 15:30 The priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her before the LORD for the uncleanness of her discharge.

LEV 15:31 " 'Thus you shall separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, so they will not die in their uncleanness when they defile my tabernacle that is amongst them.' "

LEV 15:32 This is the law of him who has a discharge, and of him who has an emission of semen, so that he is unclean by it;

LEV 15:33 and of her who has her period, and of a man or woman who has a discharge, and of him who lies with her who is unclean.

Leviticus Chapter 16

LEV 16:1 The LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they came near before the LORD, and died;

LEV 16:2 and the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron your brother not to come at just any time into the Most Holy Place within the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark; lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud on the mercy seat.

LEV 16:3 "Aaron shall come into the sanctuary with a young bull for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.

LEV 16:4 He shall put on the holy linen tunic. He shall have the linen trousers on his body, and shall put on the linen sash, and he shall be clothed with the linen turban. They are the holy garments. He shall bathe his body in water, and put them on.

LEV 16:5 He shall take from the congregation of the children of Israel two male goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.

LEV 16:6 "Aaron shall offer the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house.

LEV 16:7 He shall take the two goats, and set them before the LORD at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

LEV 16:8 Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.

LEV 16:9 Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the LORD, and offer him for a sin offering.

LEV 16:10 But the goat on which the lot fell for the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement for him, to send him away as the scapegoat into the wilderness.

LEV 16:11 "Aaron shall present the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make atonement for himself and for his house, and shall kill the bull of the sin offering which is for himself.

LEV 16:12 He shall take a censer full of coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and two handfuls of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil.

LEV 16:13 He shall put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the covenant, so that he will not die.

LEV 16:14 He shall take some of the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east; and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.

LEV 16:15 "Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat.

LEV 16:16 He shall make atonement for the Holy Place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions, even all their sins; and so he shall do for the Tent of Meeting that dwells with them in the middle of their uncleanness.

LEV 16:17 No one shall be in the Tent of Meeting when he enters to make atonement in the Holy Place, until he comes out, and has made atonement for himself and for his household, and for all the assembly of Israel.

LEV 16:18 "He shall go out to the altar that is before the LORD and make atonement for it, and shall take some of the bull's blood, and some of the goat's blood, and put it around on the horns of the altar.

LEV 16:19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and make it holy from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

LEV 16:20 "When he has finished atoning for the Holy Place, the Tent of Meeting, and the altar, he shall present the live goat.

LEV 16:21 Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, even all their sins; and he shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is ready.

LEV 16:22 The goat shall carry all their iniquities on himself to a solitary land, and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.

LEV 16:23 "Aaron shall come into the Tent of Meeting, and shall take off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the Holy Place, and shall leave them there.

LEV 16:24 Then he shall bathe himself in water in a holy place, put on his garments, and come out and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people.

LEV 16:25 The fat of the sin offering he shall burn on the altar.

LEV 16:26 "He who lets the goat go as the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.

LEV 16:27 The bull for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be carried outside the camp; and they shall burn their skins, their flesh, and their dung with fire.

LEV 16:28 He who burns them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.

LEV 16:29 "It shall be a statute to you forever: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and shall do no kind of work, whether native-born or a stranger who lives as a foreigner amongst you;

LEV 16:30 for on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you. You shall be clean from all your sins before the LORD.

LEV 16:31 It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict your souls. It is a statute forever.

LEV 16:32 The priest, who is anointed and who is consecrated to be priest in his father's place, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, even the holy garments.

LEV 16:33 Then he shall make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary; and he shall make atonement for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar; and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.

LEV 16:34 "This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel once in the year because of all their sins." It was done as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus Chapter 17

LEV 17:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 17:2 "Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, 'This is the thing which the LORD has commanded:

LEV 17:3 Whatever man there is of the house of Israel who kills a bull, or lamb, or goat in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp,

LEV 17:4 and hasn't brought it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to offer it as an offering to the LORD before the LORD's tabernacle: blood shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood. That man shall be cut off from amongst his people.

LEV 17:5 This is to the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they sacrifice in the open field, that they may bring them to the LORD, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to the priest, and sacrifice them for sacrifices of peace offerings to the LORD.

LEV 17:6 The priest shall sprinkle the blood on the LORD's altar at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and burn the fat for a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

LEV 17:7 They shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat idols, after which they play the prostitute. This shall be a statute forever to them throughout their generations.'

LEV 17:8 "You shall say to them, 'Any man there is of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners amongst them, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,

LEV 17:9 and doesn't bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to sacrifice it to the LORD, that man shall be cut off from his people.

LEV 17:10 " 'Any man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners amongst them, who eats any kind of blood, I will set my face against that soul who eats blood, and will cut him off from amongst his people.

LEV 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood. I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement by reason of the life.

LEV 17:12 Therefore I have said to the children of Israel, "No person amongst you may eat blood, nor may any stranger who lives as a foreigner amongst you eat blood."

LEV 17:13 " 'Whatever man there is of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners amongst them, who takes in hunting any animal or bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood, and cover it with dust.

LEV 17:14 For as to the life of all flesh, its blood is with its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, "You shall not eat the blood of any kind of flesh; for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off."

LEV 17:15 " 'Every person that eats what dies of itself, or that which is torn by animals, whether he is native-born or a foreigner, shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening. Then he shall be clean.

LEV 17:16 But if he doesn't wash them, or bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.' "

Leviticus Chapter 18

LEV 18:1 The LORD said to Moses,

LEV 18:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, 'I am the LORD your God.

LEV 18:3 You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived. You shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. You shall not follow their statutes.

LEV 18:4 You shall do my ordinances. You shall keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the LORD your God.

LEV 18:5 You shall therefore keep my statutes and my ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them. I am the LORD.

LEV 18:6 " 'None of you shall approach any close relatives, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.

LEV 18:7 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, nor the nakedness of your mother: she is your mother. You shall not uncover her nakedness.

LEV 18:8 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife. It is your father's nakedness.

LEV 18:9 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad.

LEV 18:10 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son's daughter, or of your daughter's daughter, even their nakedness; for theirs is your own nakedness.

LEV 18:11 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, conceived by your father, since she is your sister.

LEV 18:12 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister. She is your father's near kinswoman.

LEV 18:13 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's near kinswoman.

LEV 18:14 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother. You shall not approach his wife. She is your aunt.

LEV 18:15 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law. She is your son's wife. You shall not uncover her nakedness.

LEV 18:16 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife. It is your brother's nakedness.

LEV 18:17 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter. You shall not take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are near kinswomen. It is wickedness.

LEV 18:18 " 'You shall not take a wife in addition to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is still alive.

LEV 18:19 " 'You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.

LEV 18:20 " 'You shall not lie carnally with your neighbour's wife, and defile yourself with her.

LEV 18:21 " 'You shall not give any of your children as a sacrifice to Molech. You shall not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

LEV 18:22 " 'You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. That is detestable.

LEV 18:23 " 'You shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it. No woman may give herself to an animal, to lie down with it: it is a perversion.

LEV 18:24 " 'Don't defile yourselves in any of these things; for in all these the nations which I am casting out before you were defiled.

LEV 18:25 The land was defiled. Therefore I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out her inhabitants.

LEV 18:26 You therefore shall keep my statutes and my ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations; neither the native-born, nor the stranger who lives as a foreigner amongst you

LEV 18:27 (for the men of the land that were before you had done all these abominations, and the land became defiled),

LEV 18:28 that the land not vomit you out also, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

LEV 18:29 " 'For whoever shall do any of these abominations, even the souls that do them shall be cut off from amongst their people.

LEV 18:30 Therefore you shall keep my requirements, that you do not practise any of these abominable customs which were practised before you, and that you do not defile yourselves with them. I am the LORD your God.' "

Leviticus Chapter 19

LEV 19:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 19:2 "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and tell them, 'You shall be holy; for I, the LORD your God, am holy.

LEV 19:3 " 'Each one of you shall respect his mother and his father. You shall keep my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.

LEV 19:4 " 'Don't turn to idols, nor make molten gods for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.

LEV 19:5 " 'When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.

LEV 19:6 It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the next day. If anything remains until the third day, it shall be burnt with fire.

LEV 19:7 If it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination. It will not be accepted;

LEV 19:8 but everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the holy thing of the LORD, and that soul shall be cut off from his people.

LEV 19:9 " 'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.

LEV 19:10 You shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the foreigner. I am the LORD your God.

LEV 19:11 " 'You shall not steal. " 'You shall not lie. " 'You shall not deceive one another.

LEV 19:12 " 'You shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

LEV 19:13 " 'You shall not oppress your neighbour, nor rob him. " 'The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

LEV 19:14 " 'You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind; but you shall fear your God. I am the LORD.

LEV 19:15 " 'You shall do no injustice in judgement. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favouritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbour in righteousness.

LEV 19:16 " 'You shall not go around as a slanderer amongst your people. " 'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbour. I am the LORD.

LEV 19:17 " 'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbour, and not bear sin because of him.

LEV 19:18 " 'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am the LORD.

LEV 19:19 " 'You shall keep my statutes. " 'You shall not cross-breed different kinds of animals. " 'You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; " 'Don't wear a garment made of two kinds of material.

LEV 19:20 " 'If a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave girl, pledged to be married to another man, and not ransomed or given her freedom; they shall be punished. They shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

LEV 19:21 He shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, even a ram for a trespass offering.

LEV 19:22 The priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which he has committed; and the sin which he has committed shall be forgiven him.

LEV 19:23 " 'When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden. For three years it shall be forbidden to you. It shall not be eaten.

LEV 19:24 But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, for giving praise to the LORD.

LEV 19:25 In the fifth year you shall eat its fruit, that it may yield its increase to you. I am the LORD your God.

LEV 19:26 " 'You shall not eat any meat with the blood still in it. You shall not use enchantments, nor practise sorcery.

LEV 19:27 " 'You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your head or clip off the edge of your beard.

LEV 19:28 " 'You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you. I am the LORD.

LEV 19:29 " 'Don't profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.

LEV 19:30 " 'You shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary; I am the LORD.

LEV 19:31 " 'Don't turn to those who are mediums, nor to the wizards. Don't seek them out, to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.

LEV 19:32 " 'You shall rise up before the grey head and honour the face of the elderly; and you shall fear your God. I am the LORD.

LEV 19:33 " 'If a stranger lives as a foreigner with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

LEV 19:34 The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born amongst you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.

LEV 19:35 " 'You shall do no unrighteousness in judgement, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.

LEV 19:36 You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

LEV 19:37 " 'You shall observe all my statutes and all my ordinances, and do them. I am the LORD.' "

Leviticus Chapter 20

LEV 20:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 20:2 "Moreover, you shall tell the children of Israel, 'Anyone of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners in Israel, who gives any of his offspring to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone that person with stones.

LEV 20:3 I also will set my face against that person, and will cut him off from amongst his people, because he has given of his offspring to Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.

LEV 20:4 If the people of the land all hide their eyes from that person when he gives of his offspring to Molech, and don't put him to death,

LEV 20:5 then I will set my face against that man and against his family, and will cut him off, and all who play the prostitute after him to play the prostitute with Molech, from amongst their people.

LEV 20:6 " 'The person that turns to those who are mediums and wizards, to play the prostitute after them, I will even set my face against that person, and will cut him off from amongst his people.

LEV 20:7 " 'Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am the LORD your God.

LEV 20:8 You shall keep my statutes, and do them. I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

LEV 20:9 " 'For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon himself.

LEV 20:10 " 'The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, even he who commits adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

LEV 20:11 " 'The man who lies with his father's wife has uncovered his father's nakedness. Both of them shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon themselves.

LEV 20:12 " 'If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed a perversion. Their blood shall be upon themselves.

LEV 20:13 " 'If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon themselves.

LEV 20:14 " 'If a man takes a wife and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burnt with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness amongst you.

LEV 20:15 " 'If a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; and you shall kill the animal.

LEV 20:16 " 'If a woman approaches any animal and lies with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

LEV 20:17 " 'If a man takes his sister-his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter-and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, it is a shameful thing. They shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people. He has uncovered his sister's nakedness. He shall bear his iniquity.

LEV 20:18 " 'If a man lies with a woman having her monthly period, and uncovers her nakedness, he has made her fountain naked, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off from amongst their people.

LEV 20:19 " 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, nor of your father's sister, for he has made his close relative naked. They shall bear their iniquity.

LEV 20:20 If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness. They shall bear their sin. They shall die childless.

LEV 20:21 " 'If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an impurity. He has uncovered his brother's nakedness. They shall be childless.

LEV 20:22 " 'You shall therefore keep all my statutes and all my ordinances, and do them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out.

LEV 20:23 You shall not walk in the customs of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

LEV 20:24 But I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.

LEV 20:25 " 'You shall therefore make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean fowl and the clean. You shall not make yourselves abominable by animal, or by bird, or by anything with which the ground teems, which I have separated from you as unclean for you.

LEV 20:26 You shall be holy to me, for I, the LORD, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be mine.

LEV 20:27 " 'A man or a woman that is a medium or is a wizard shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones. Their blood shall be upon themselves.' "

Leviticus Chapter 21

LEV 21:1 The LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them, 'A priest shall not defile himself for the dead amongst his people,

LEV 21:2 except for his relatives that are near to him: for his mother, for his father, for his son, for his daughter, for his brother,

LEV 21:3 and for his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.

LEV 21:4 He shall not defile himself, being a chief man amongst his people, to profane himself.

LEV 21:5 " 'They shall not shave their heads or shave off the corners of their beards or make any cuttings in their flesh.

LEV 21:6 They shall be holy to their God, and not profane the name of their God, for they offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the bread of their God. Therefore they shall be holy.

LEV 21:7 " 'They shall not marry a woman who is a prostitute, or profane. A priest shall not marry a woman divorced from her husband; for he is holy to his God.

LEV 21:8 Therefore you shall sanctify him, for he offers the bread of your God. He shall be holy to you, for I the LORD, who sanctify you, am holy.

LEV 21:9 " 'The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the prostitute, she profanes her father. She shall be burnt with fire.

LEV 21:10 " 'He who is the high priest amongst his brothers, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured, and who is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose, or tear his clothes.

LEV 21:11 He must not go in to any dead body, or defile himself for his father or for his mother.

LEV 21:12 He shall not go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him. I am the LORD.

LEV 21:13 " 'He shall take a wife in her virginity.

LEV 21:14 He shall not marry a widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute. He shall take a virgin of his own people as a wife.

LEV 21:15 He shall not profane his offspring amongst his people, for I am the LORD who sanctifies him.' "

LEV 21:16 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 21:17 "Say to Aaron, 'None of your offspring throughout their generations who has a defect may approach to offer the bread of his God.

LEV 21:18 For whatever man he is that has a defect, he shall not draw near: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any deformity,

LEV 21:19 or a man who has an injured foot, or an injured hand,

LEV 21:20 or hunchbacked, or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye, or an itching disease, or scabs, or who has damaged testicles.

LEV 21:21 No man of the offspring of Aaron the priest who has a defect shall come near to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire. Since he has a defect, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God.

LEV 21:22 He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy.

LEV 21:23 He shall not come near to the veil, nor come near to the altar, because he has a defect; that he may not profane my sanctuaries, for I am the LORD who sanctifies them.' "

LEV 21:24 So Moses spoke to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel.

Leviticus Chapter 22

LEV 22:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 22:2 "Tell Aaron and his sons to separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they make holy to me, and that they not profane my holy name. I am the LORD.

LEV 22:3 "Tell them, 'If anyone of all your offspring throughout your generations approaches the holy things which the children of Israel make holy to the LORD, having his uncleanness on him, that soul shall be cut off from before me. I am the LORD.

LEV 22:4 " 'Whoever of the offspring of Aaron is a leper or has a discharge shall not eat of the holy things until he is clean. Whoever touches anything that is unclean by the dead, or a man who has a seminal emission,

LEV 22:5 or whoever touches any creeping thing whereby he may be made unclean, or a man from whom he may become unclean, whatever uncleanness he has-

LEV 22:6 the person that touches any such shall be unclean until the evening, and shall not eat of the holy things unless he bathes his body in water.

LEV 22:7 When the sun is down, he shall be clean; and afterward he shall eat of the holy things, because it is his bread.

LEV 22:8 He shall not eat that which dies of itself or is torn by animals, defiling himself by it. I am the LORD.

LEV 22:9 " 'They shall therefore follow my commandment, lest they bear sin for it and die in it, if they profane it. I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

LEV 22:10 " 'No stranger shall eat of the holy thing: a foreigner living with the priests, or a hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing.

LEV 22:11 But if a priest buys a slave, purchased by his money, he shall eat of it; and those who are born in his house shall eat of his bread.

LEV 22:12 If a priest's daughter is married to an outsider, she shall not eat of the heave offering of the holy things.

LEV 22:13 But if a priest's daughter is a widow, or divorced, and has no child, and has returned to her father's house as in her youth, she may eat of her father's bread; but no stranger shall eat any of it.

LEV 22:14 " 'If a man eats something holy unwittingly, then he shall add the fifth part of its value to it, and shall give the holy thing to the priest.

LEV 22:15 The priests shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to the LORD,

LEV 22:16 and so cause them to bear the iniquity that brings guilt when they eat their holy things; for I am the LORD who sanctifies them.' "

LEV 22:17 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 22:18 "Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, 'Whoever is of the house of Israel, or of the foreigners in Israel, who offers his offering, whether it is any of their vows or any of their free will offerings, which they offer to the LORD for a burnt offering:

LEV 22:19 that you may be accepted, you shall offer a male without defect, of the bulls, of the sheep, or of the goats.

LEV 22:20 But you shall not offer whatever has a defect, for it shall not be acceptable for you.

LEV 22:21 Whoever offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to accomplish a vow, or for a free will offering of the herd or of the flock, it shall be perfect to be accepted. It shall have no defect.

LEV 22:22 You shall not offer what is blind, is injured, is maimed, has a wart, is festering, or has a running sore to the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to the LORD.

LEV 22:23 Either a bull or a lamb that has any deformity or lacking in his parts, that you may offer for a free will offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

LEV 22:24 You must not offer to the LORD that which has its testicles bruised, crushed, broken, or cut. You must not do this in your land.

LEV 22:25 You must not offer any of these as the bread of your God from the hand of a foreigner, because their corruption is in them. There is a defect in them. They shall not be accepted for you.' "

LEV 22:26 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 22:27 "When a bull, a sheep, or a goat is born, it shall remain seven days with its mother. From the eighth day on it shall be accepted for the offering of an offering made by fire to the LORD.

LEV 22:28 Whether it is a cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

LEV 22:29 "When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.

LEV 22:30 It shall be eaten on the same day; you shall leave none of it until the morning. I am the LORD.

LEV 22:31 "Therefore you shall keep my commandments, and do them. I am the LORD.

LEV 22:32 You shall not profane my holy name, but I will be made holy amongst the children of Israel. I am the LORD who makes you holy,

LEV 22:33 who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. I am the LORD."

Leviticus Chapter 23

LEV 23:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 23:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'The set feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts.

LEV 23:3 " 'Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no kind of work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.

LEV 23:4 " 'These are the set feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season.

LEV 23:5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, is the LORD's Passover.

LEV 23:6 On the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to the LORD. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.

LEV 23:7 In the first day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work.

LEV 23:8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD seven days. In the seventh day is a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work.' "

LEV 23:9 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 23:10 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest.

LEV 23:11 He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you. On the next day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

LEV 23:12 On the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a male lamb without defect a year old for a burnt offering to the LORD.

LEV 23:13 The meal offering with it shall be two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the LORD for a pleasant aroma; and the drink offering with it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.

LEV 23:14 You must not eat bread, or roasted grain, or fresh grain, until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God. This is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

LEV 23:15 " 'You shall count from the next day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.

LEV 23:16 The next day after the seventh Sabbath you shall count fifty days; and you shall offer a new meal offering to the LORD.

LEV 23:17 You shall bring out of your habitations two loaves of bread for a wave offering made of two tenths of an ephah of fine flour. They shall be baked with yeast, for first fruits to the LORD.

LEV 23:18 You shall present with the bread seven lambs without defect a year old, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be a burnt offering to the LORD, with their meal offering and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of a sweet aroma to the LORD.

LEV 23:19 You shall offer one male goat for a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old for a sacrifice of peace offerings.

LEV 23:20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the first fruits for a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.

LEV 23:21 You shall make proclamation on the same day that there shall be a holy convocation to you. You shall do no regular work. This is a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

LEV 23:22 " 'When you reap the harvest of your land, you must not wholly reap into the corners of your field, and you must not gather the gleanings of your harvest. You must leave them for the poor, and for the foreigner. I am the LORD your God.' "

LEV 23:23 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 23:24 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, there shall be a solemn rest for you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.

LEV 23:25 You shall do no regular work. You shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.' "

LEV 23:26 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 23:27 "However on the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you. You shall afflict yourselves and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.

LEV 23:28 You shall do no kind of work in that same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.

LEV 23:29 For whoever it is who shall not deny himself in that same day shall be cut off from his people.

LEV 23:30 Whoever does any kind of work in that same day, I will destroy that person from amongst his people.

LEV 23:31 You shall do no kind of work: it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

LEV 23:32 It shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall deny yourselves. In the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall keep your Sabbath."

LEV 23:33 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 23:34 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say, 'On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the feast of booths for seven days to the LORD.

LEV 23:35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work.

LEV 23:36 Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day shall be a holy convocation to you. You shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. It is a solemn assembly; you shall do no regular work.

LEV 23:37 " 'These are the appointed feasts of the LORD which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering, a meal offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, each on its own day-

LEV 23:38 in addition to the Sabbaths of the LORD, and in addition to your gifts, and in addition to all your vows, and in addition to all your free will offerings, which you give to the LORD.

LEV 23:39 " 'So on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you shall keep the feast of the LORD seven days. On the first day shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest.

LEV 23:40 You shall take on the first day the fruit of majestic trees, branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

LEV 23:41 You shall keep it as a feast to the LORD seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations. You shall keep it in the seventh month.

LEV 23:42 You shall dwell in temporary shelters for seven days. All who are native-born in Israel shall dwell in temporary shelters,

LEV 23:43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in temporary shelters when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.' "

LEV 23:44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the appointed feasts of the LORD.

Leviticus Chapter 24

LEV 24:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 24:2 "Command the children of Israel, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.

LEV 24:3 Outside of the veil of the Testimony, in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the LORD continually. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.

LEV 24:4 He shall keep in order the lamps on the pure gold lamp stand before the LORD continually.

LEV 24:5 "You shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes of it: two tenths of an ephah shall be in one cake.

LEV 24:6 You shall set them in two rows, six on a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD.

LEV 24:7 You shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be to the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire to the LORD.

LEV 24:8 Every Sabbath day he shall set it in order before the LORD continually. It is an everlasting covenant on the behalf of the children of Israel.

LEV 24:9 It shall be for Aaron and his sons. They shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him of the offerings of the LORD made by fire by a perpetual statute."

LEV 24:10 The son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out amongst the children of Israel; and the son of the Israelite woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp.

LEV 24:11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name, and cursed; and they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

LEV 24:12 They put him in custody until the LORD's will should be declared to them.

LEV 24:13 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 24:14 "Bring him who cursed out of the camp; and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

LEV 24:15 You shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.

LEV 24:16 He who blasphemes the LORD's name, he shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him. The foreigner as well as the native-born shall be put to death when he blasphemes the Name.

LEV 24:17 " 'He who strikes any man mortally shall surely be put to death.

LEV 24:18 He who strikes an animal mortally shall make it good, life for life.

LEV 24:19 If anyone injures his neighbour, it shall be done to him as he has done:

LEV 24:20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. It shall be done to him as he has injured someone.

LEV 24:21 He who kills an animal shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death.

LEV 24:22 You shall have one kind of law for the foreigner as well as the native-born; for I am the LORD your God.' "

LEV 24:23 Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they brought him who had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. The children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus Chapter 25

LEV 25:1 The LORD said to Moses in Mount Sinai,

LEV 25:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a Sabbath to the LORD.

LEV 25:3 You shall sow your field six years, and you shall prune your vineyard six years, and gather in its fruits;

LEV 25:4 but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the LORD. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.

LEV 25:5 What grows of itself in your harvest you shall not reap, and you shall not gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.

LEV 25:6 The Sabbath of the land shall be for food for you; for yourself, for your servant, for your maid, for your hired servant, and for your stranger, who lives as a foreigner with you.

LEV 25:7 For your livestock also, and for the animals that are in your land, shall all its increase be for food.

LEV 25:8 " 'You shall count off seven Sabbaths of years, seven times seven years; and there shall be to you the days of seven Sabbaths of years, even forty-nine years.

LEV 25:9 Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.

LEV 25:10 You shall make the fiftieth year holy, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee to you; and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.

LEV 25:11 That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee to you. In it you shall not sow, neither reap that which grows of itself, nor gather from the undressed vines.

LEV 25:12 For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat of its increase out of the field.

LEV 25:13 " 'In this Year of Jubilee each of you shall return to his property.

LEV 25:14 " 'If you sell anything to your neighbour, or buy from your neighbour, you shall not wrong one another.

LEV 25:15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbour. According to the number of years of the crops he shall sell to you.

LEV 25:16 According to the length of the years you shall increase its price, and according to the shortness of the years you shall diminish its price; for he is selling the number of the crops to you.

LEV 25:17 You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God.

LEV 25:18 " 'Therefore you shall do my statutes, and keep my ordinances and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

LEV 25:19 The land shall yield its fruit, and you shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.

LEV 25:20 If you said, "What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase;"

LEV 25:21 then I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and it shall bear fruit for the three years.

LEV 25:22 You shall sow the eighth year, and eat of the fruits from the old store until the ninth year. Until its fruits come in, you shall eat the old store.

LEV 25:23 " 'The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me.

LEV 25:24 In all the land of your possession you shall grant a redemption for the land.

LEV 25:25 " 'If your brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possessions, then his kinsman who is next to him shall come, and redeem that which his brother has sold.

LEV 25:26 If a man has no one to redeem it, and he becomes prosperous and finds sufficient means to redeem it,

LEV 25:27 then let him reckon the years since its sale, and restore the surplus to the man to whom he sold it; and he shall return to his property.

LEV 25:28 But if he isn't able to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hand of him who has bought it until the Year of Jubilee. In the Jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his property.

LEV 25:29 " 'If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it has been sold. For a full year he shall have the right of redemption.

LEV 25:30 If it isn't redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be made sure in perpetuity to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee.

LEV 25:31 But the houses of the villages which have no wall around them shall be accounted for with the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.

LEV 25:32 " 'Nevertheless, in the cities of the Levites, the Levites may redeem the houses in the cities of their possession at any time.

LEV 25:33 The Levites may redeem the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, and it shall be released in the Jubilee; for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession amongst the children of Israel.

LEV 25:34 But the field of the pasture lands of their cities may not be sold, for it is their perpetual possession.

LEV 25:35 " 'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support himself amongst you, then you shall uphold him. He shall live with you like an alien and a temporary resident.

LEV 25:36 Take no interest from him or profit; but fear your God, that your brother may live amongst you.

LEV 25:37 You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.

LEV 25:38 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.

LEV 25:39 " 'If your brother has grown poor amongst you, and sells himself to you, you shall not make him to serve as a slave.

LEV 25:40 As a hired servant, and as a temporary resident, he shall be with you; he shall serve with you until the Year of Jubilee.

LEV 25:41 Then he shall go out from you, he and his children with him, and shall return to his own family, and to the possession of his fathers.

LEV 25:42 For they are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt. They shall not be sold as slaves.

LEV 25:43 You shall not rule over him with harshness, but shall fear your God.

LEV 25:44 " 'As for your male and your female slaves, whom you may have from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.

LEV 25:45 Moreover, of the children of the aliens who live amongst you, of them you may buy, and of their families who are with you, which they have conceived in your land; and they will be your property.

LEV 25:46 You may make them an inheritance for your children after you, to hold for a possession. Of them you may take your slaves forever, but over your brothers the children of Israel you shall not rule, one over another, with harshness.

LEV 25:47 " 'If an alien or temporary resident with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him has grown poor, and sells himself to the stranger or foreigner living amongst you, or to a member of the stranger's family,

LEV 25:48 after he is sold he may be redeemed. One of his brothers may redeem him;

LEV 25:49 or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any who is a close relative to him of his family may redeem him; or if he has grown rich, he may redeem himself.

LEV 25:50 He shall reckon with him who bought him from the year that he sold himself to him to the Year of Jubilee. The price of his sale shall be according to the number of years; he shall be with him according to the time of a hired servant.

LEV 25:51 If there are yet many years, according to them he shall give back the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.

LEV 25:52 If there remain but a few years to the year of jubilee, then he shall reckon with him; according to his years of service he shall give back the price of his redemption.

LEV 25:53 As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him. He shall not rule with harshness over him in your sight.

LEV 25:54 If he isn't redeemed by these means, then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee: he and his children with him.

LEV 25:55 For to me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus Chapter 26

LEV 26:1 " 'You shall make for yourselves no idols, and you shall not raise up a carved image or a pillar, and you shall not place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.

LEV 26:2 " 'You shall keep my Sabbaths, and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.

LEV 26:3 " 'If you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and do them,

LEV 26:4 then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

LEV 26:5 Your threshing shall continue until the vintage, and the vintage shall continue until the sowing time. You shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

LEV 26:6 " 'I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and no one will make you afraid. I will remove evil animals out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

LEV 26:7 You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

LEV 26:8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

LEV 26:9 " 'I will have respect for you, make you fruitful, multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you.

LEV 26:10 You shall eat old supplies long kept, and you shall move out the old because of the new.

LEV 26:11 I will set my tent amongst you, and my soul won't abhor you.

LEV 26:12 I will walk amongst you, and will be your God, and you will be my people.

LEV 26:13 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. I have broken the bars of your yoke, and made you walk upright.

LEV 26:14 " 'But if you will not listen to me, and will not do all these commandments,

LEV 26:15 and if you shall reject my statutes, and if your soul abhors my ordinances, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant,

LEV 26:16 I also will do this to you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away. You will sow your seed in vain, for your enemies will eat it.

LEV 26:17 I will set my face against you, and you will be struck before your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you; and you will flee when no one pursues you.

LEV 26:18 " 'If you in spite of these things will not listen to me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins.

LEV 26:19 I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your sky like iron, and your soil like bronze.

LEV 26:20 Your strength will be spent in vain; for your land won't yield its increase, neither will the trees of the land yield their fruit.

LEV 26:21 " 'If you walk contrary to me, and won't listen to me, then I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

LEV 26:22 I will send the wild animals amongst you, which will rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number. Your roads will become desolate.

LEV 26:23 " 'If by these things you won't be turned back to me, but will walk contrary to me,

LEV 26:24 then I will also walk contrary to you; and I will strike you, even I, seven times for your sins.

LEV 26:25 I will bring a sword upon you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant. You will be gathered together within your cities, and I will send the pestilence amongst you. You will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

LEV 26:26 When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver your bread again by weight. You shall eat, and not be satisfied.

LEV 26:27 " 'If you in spite of this won't listen to me, but walk contrary to me,

LEV 26:28 then I will walk contrary to you in wrath. I will also chastise you seven times for your sins.

LEV 26:29 You will eat the flesh of your sons, and you will eat the flesh of your daughters.

LEV 26:30 I will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and cast your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and my soul will abhor you.

LEV 26:31 I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation. I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.

LEV 26:32 I will bring the land into desolation, and your enemies that dwell in it will be astonished at it.

LEV 26:33 I will scatter you amongst the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you. Your land will be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

LEV 26:34 Then the land will enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies' land. Even then the land will rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.

LEV 26:35 As long as it lies desolate it shall have rest, even the rest which it didn't have in your Sabbaths when you lived on it.

LEV 26:36 " 'As for those of you who are left, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a driven leaf will put them to flight; and they shall flee, as one flees from the sword. They will fall when no one pursues.

LEV 26:37 They will stumble over one another, as it were before the sword, when no one pursues. You will have no power to stand before your enemies.

LEV 26:38 You will perish amongst the nations. The land of your enemies will eat you up.

LEV 26:39 Those of you who are left will pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers they shall pine away with them.

LEV 26:40 " 'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me; and also that because they walked contrary to me,

LEV 26:41 I also walked contrary to them, and brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity,

LEV 26:42 then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.

LEV 26:43 The land also will be left by them, and will enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; and they will accept the punishment of their iniquity because they rejected my ordinances, and their soul abhorred my statutes.

LEV 26:44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly and to break my covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God.

LEV 26:45 But I will for their sake remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD.' "

LEV 26:46 These are the statutes, ordinances, and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in Mount Sinai by Moses.

Leviticus Chapter 27

LEV 27:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

LEV 27:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, 'When a man consecrates a person to the LORD in a vow, according to your valuation,

LEV 27:3 your valuation of a male from twenty years old to sixty years old shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

LEV 27:4 If she is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels.

LEV 27:5 If the person is from five years old to twenty years old, then your valuation shall be for a male twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels.

LEV 27:6 If the person is from a month old to five years old, then your valuation shall be for a male five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.

LEV 27:7 If the person is from sixty years old and upward; if he is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.

LEV 27:8 But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall assign a value to him. The priest shall assign a value according to his ability to pay.

LEV 27:9 " 'If it is an animal of which men offer an offering to the LORD, all that any man gives of such to the LORD becomes holy.

LEV 27:10 He shall not alter it, nor exchange it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good. If he shall at all exchange animal for animal, then both it and that for which it is exchanged shall be holy.

LEV 27:11 If it is any unclean animal, of which they do not offer as an offering to the LORD, then he shall set the animal before the priest;

LEV 27:12 and the priest shall evaluate it, whether it is good or bad. As the priest evaluates it, so it shall be.

LEV 27:13 But if he will indeed redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of it to its valuation.

LEV 27:14 " 'When a man dedicates his house to be holy to the LORD, then the priest shall evaluate it, whether it is good or bad. As the priest evaluates it, so it shall stand.

LEV 27:15 If he who dedicates it will redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall be his.

LEV 27:16 " 'If a man dedicates to the LORD part of the field of his possession, then your valuation shall be according to the seed for it. The sowing of a homer of barley shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

LEV 27:17 If he dedicates his field from the Year of Jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand.

LEV 27:18 But if he dedicates his field after the Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain to the Year of Jubilee; and an abatement shall be made from your valuation.

LEV 27:19 If he who dedicated the field will indeed redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall remain his.

LEV 27:20 If he will not redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more;

LEV 27:21 but the field, when it goes out in the Jubilee, shall be holy to the LORD, as a devoted field. It shall be owned by the priests.

LEV 27:22 " 'If he dedicates a field to the LORD which he has bought, which is not of the field of his possession,

LEV 27:23 then the priest shall reckon to him the worth of your valuation up to the Year of Jubilee; and he shall give your valuation on that day, as a holy thing to the LORD.

LEV 27:24 In the Year of Jubilee the field shall return to him from whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land belongs.

LEV 27:25 All your valuations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs to the shekel.

LEV 27:26 " 'However the firstborn amongst animals, which belongs to the LORD as a firstborn, no man may dedicate, whether an ox or a sheep. It is the LORD's.

LEV 27:27 If it is an unclean animal, then he shall buy it back according to your valuation, and shall add to it the fifth part of it; or if it isn't redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.

LEV 27:28 " 'Notwithstanding, no devoted thing that a man devotes to the LORD of all that he has, whether of man or animal, or of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed. Everything that is permanently devoted is most holy to the LORD.

LEV 27:29 " 'No one devoted to destruction, who shall be devoted from amongst men, shall be ransomed. He shall surely be put to death.

LEV 27:30 " 'All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the LORD's. It is holy to the LORD.

LEV 27:31 If a man redeems anything of his tithe, he shall add a fifth part to it.

LEV 27:32 All the tithe of the herds or the flocks, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the LORD.

LEV 27:33 He shall not examine whether it is good or bad, neither shall he exchange it. If he exchanges it at all, then both it and that for which it is exchanged shall be holy. It shall not be redeemed.' "

LEV 27:34 These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.

Numbers Chapter 1

NUM 1:1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

NUM 1:2 "Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, every male, one by one,

NUM 1:3 from twenty years old and upward, all who are able to go out to war in Israel. You and Aaron shall count them by their divisions.

NUM 1:4 With you there shall be a man of every tribe, each one head of his fathers' house.

NUM 1:5 These are the names of the men who shall stand with you: Of Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur.

NUM 1:6 Of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

NUM 1:7 Of Judah: Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

NUM 1:8 Of Issachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar.

NUM 1:9 Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon.

NUM 1:10 Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim: Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

NUM 1:11 Of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni.

NUM 1:12 Of Dan: Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

NUM 1:13 Of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran.

NUM 1:14 Of Gad: Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

NUM 1:15 Of Naphtali: Ahira the son of Enan."

NUM 1:16 These are those who were called of the congregation, the princes of the tribes of their fathers; they were the heads of the thousands of Israel.

NUM 1:17 Moses and Aaron took these men who are mentioned by name.

NUM 1:18 They assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month; and they declared their ancestry by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, one by one.

NUM 1:19 As the LORD commanded Moses, so he counted them in the wilderness of Sinai.

NUM 1:20 The children of Reuben, Israel's firstborn, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, one by one, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:21 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty-six thousand and five hundred.

NUM 1:22 Of the children of Simeon, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, those who were counted of it, according to the number of the names, one by one, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:23 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty-nine thousand and three hundred.

NUM 1:24 Of the children of Gad, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:25 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty-five thousand and six hundred and fifty.

NUM 1:26 Of the children of Judah, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:27 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Judah, were seventy-four thousand and six hundred.

NUM 1:28 Of the children of Issachar, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:29 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty-four thousand and four hundred.

NUM 1:30 Of the children of Zebulun, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:31 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty-seven thousand and four hundred.

NUM 1:32 Of the children of Joseph: of the children of Ephraim, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:33 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.

NUM 1:34 Of the children of Manasseh, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:35 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty-two thousand and two hundred.

NUM 1:36 Of the children of Benjamin, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:37 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty-five thousand and four hundred.

NUM 1:38 Of the children of Dan, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:39 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Dan, were sixty-two thousand and seven hundred.

NUM 1:40 Of the children of Asher, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:41 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Asher, were forty-one thousand and five hundred.

NUM 1:42 Of the children of Naphtali, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war:

NUM 1:43 those who were counted of them, of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty-three thousand and four hundred.

NUM 1:44 These are those who were counted, whom Moses and Aaron counted, and the twelve men who were princes of Israel, each one for his fathers' house.

NUM 1:45 So all those who were counted of the children of Israel by their fathers' houses, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war in Israel-

NUM 1:46 all those who were counted were six hundred and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

NUM 1:47 But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not counted amongst them.

NUM 1:48 For the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 1:49 "Only the tribe of Levi you shall not count, neither shall you take a census of them amongst the children of Israel;

NUM 1:50 but appoint the Levites over the Tabernacle of the Testimony, and over all its furnishings, and over all that belongs to it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; and they shall take care of it, and shall encamp around it.

NUM 1:51 When the tabernacle is to move, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall set it up. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death.

NUM 1:52 The children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, according to their divisions.

NUM 1:53 But the Levites shall encamp around the Tabernacle of the Testimony, that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the children of Israel. The Levites shall be responsible for the Tabernacle of the Testimony."

NUM 1:54 Thus the children of Israel did. According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so they did.

Numbers Chapter 2

NUM 2:1 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

NUM 2:2 "The children of Israel shall encamp every man by his own standard, with the banners of their fathers' houses. They shall encamp around the Tent of Meeting at a distance from it."

NUM 2:3 Those who encamp on the east side towards the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their divisions. The prince of the children of Judah shall be Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

NUM 2:4 His division, and those who were counted of them, were seventy-four thousand and six hundred.

NUM 2:5 Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar. The prince of the children of Issachar shall be Nethanel the son of Zuar.

NUM 2:6 His division, and those who were counted of it, were fifty-four thousand and four hundred.

NUM 2:7 The tribe of Zebulun: the prince of the children of Zebulun shall be Eliab the son of Helon.

NUM 2:8 His division, and those who were counted of it, were fifty-seven thousand and four hundred.

NUM 2:9 All who were counted of the camp of Judah were one hundred and eighty-six thousand and four hundred, according to their divisions. They shall set out first.

NUM 2:10 "On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their divisions. The prince of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.

NUM 2:11 His division, and those who were counted of it, were forty-six thousand and five hundred.

NUM 2:12 "Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon. The prince of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

NUM 2:13 His division, and those who were counted of them, were fifty-nine thousand and three hundred.

NUM 2:14 "The tribe of Gad: the prince of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

NUM 2:15 His division, and those who were counted of them, were forty-five thousand and six hundred and fifty.

NUM 2:16 "All who were counted of the camp of Reuben were one hundred and fifty-one thousand and four hundred and fifty, according to their armies. They shall set out second.

NUM 2:17 "Then the Tent of Meeting shall set out, with the camp of the Levites in the middle of the camps. As they encamp, so shall they set out, every man in his place, by their standards.

NUM 2:18 "On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their divisions. The prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

NUM 2:19 His division, and those who were counted of them, were forty thousand and five hundred.

NUM 2:20 "Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh. The prince of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

NUM 2:21 His division, and those who were counted of them, were thirty-two thousand and two hundred.

NUM 2:22 "The tribe of Benjamin: the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.

NUM 2:23 His army, and those who were counted of them, were thirty-five thousand and four hundred.

NUM 2:24 "All who were counted of the camp of Ephraim were one hundred and eight thousand and one hundred, according to their divisions. They shall set out third.

NUM 2:25 "On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan according to their divisions. The prince of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

NUM 2:26 His division, and those who were counted of them, were sixty-two thousand and seven hundred.

NUM 2:27 "Those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher. The prince of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran.

NUM 2:28 His division, and those who were counted of them, were forty-one thousand and five hundred.

NUM 2:29 "The tribe of Naphtali: the prince of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.

NUM 2:30 His division, and those who were counted of them, were fifty-three thousand and four hundred.

NUM 2:31 "All who were counted of the camp of Dan were one hundred and fifty-seven thousand and six hundred. They shall set out last by their standards."

NUM 2:32 These are those who were counted of the children of Israel by their fathers' houses. All who were counted of the camps according to their armies were six hundred and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

NUM 2:33 But the Levites were not counted amongst the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.

NUM 2:34 Thus the children of Israel did. According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so they encamped by their standards, and so they set out, everyone by their families, according to their fathers' houses.

Numbers Chapter 3

NUM 3:1 Now this is the history of the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that the LORD spoke with Moses in Mount Sinai.

NUM 3:2 These are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

NUM 3:3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests who were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office.

NUM 3:4 Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD when they offered strange fire before the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the presence of Aaron their father.

NUM 3:5 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 3:6 "Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.

NUM 3:7 They shall keep his requirements, and the requirements of the whole congregation before the Tent of Meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.

NUM 3:8 They shall keep all the furnishings of the Tent of Meeting, and the obligations of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

NUM 3:9 You shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons. They are wholly given to him on the behalf of the children of Israel.

NUM 3:10 You shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood, but the stranger who comes near shall be put to death."

NUM 3:11 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 3:12 "Behold, I have taken the Levites from amongst the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn who open the womb amongst the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine,

NUM 3:13 for all the firstborn are mine. On the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I made holy to me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and animal. They shall be mine. I am the LORD."

NUM 3:14 The LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,

NUM 3:15 "Count the children of Levi by their fathers' houses, by their families. You shall count every male from a month old and upward."

NUM 3:16 Moses counted them according to the LORD's word, as he was commanded.

NUM 3:17 These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

NUM 3:18 These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.

NUM 3:19 The sons of Kohath by their families: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

NUM 3:20 The sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers' houses.

NUM 3:21 Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites. These are the families of the Gershonites.

NUM 3:22 Those who were counted of them, according to the number of all the males from a month old and upward, even those who were counted of them were seven thousand and five hundred.

NUM 3:23 The families of the Gershonites shall encamp behind the tabernacle westward.

NUM 3:24 Eliasaph the son of Lael shall be the prince of the fathers' house of the Gershonites.

NUM 3:25 The duty of the sons of Gershon in the Tent of Meeting shall be the tabernacle, the tent, its covering, the screen for the door of the Tent of Meeting,

NUM 3:26 the hangings of the court, the screen for the door of the court which is by the tabernacle and around the altar, and its cords for all of its service.

NUM 3:27 Of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, the family of the Izharites, the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites. These are the families of the Kohathites.

NUM 3:28 According to the number of all the males from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred keeping the requirements of the sanctuary.

NUM 3:29 The families of the sons of Kohath shall encamp on the south side of the tabernacle.

NUM 3:30 The prince of the fathers' house of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.

NUM 3:31 Their duty shall be the ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars, the vessels of the sanctuary with which they minister, the screen, and all its service.

NUM 3:32 Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, with the oversight of those who keep the requirements of the sanctuary.

NUM 3:33 Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites. These are the families of Merari.

NUM 3:34 Those who were counted of them, according to the number of all the males from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred.

NUM 3:35 The prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They shall encamp on the north side of the tabernacle.

NUM 3:36 The appointed duty of the sons of Merari shall be the tabernacle's boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, all its instruments, all its service,

NUM 3:37 the pillars of the court around it, their sockets, their pins, and their cords.

NUM 3:38 Those who encamp before the tabernacle eastward, in front of the Tent of Meeting towards the sunrise, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the requirements of the sanctuary for the duty of the children of Israel. The outsider who comes near shall be put to death.

NUM 3:39 All who were counted of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron counted at the commandment of the LORD, by their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty-two thousand.

NUM 3:40 The LORD said to Moses, "Count all the firstborn males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

NUM 3:41 You shall take the Levites for me-I am the LORD-instead of all the firstborn amongst the children of Israel; and the livestock of the Levites instead of all the firstborn amongst the livestock of the children of Israel."

NUM 3:42 Moses counted, as the LORD commanded him, all the firstborn amongst the children of Israel.

NUM 3:43 All the firstborn males according to the number of names from a month old and upward, of those who were counted of them, were twenty-two thousand and two hundred and seventy-three.

NUM 3:44 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 3:45 "Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn amongst the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites instead of their livestock; and the Levites shall be mine. I am the LORD.

NUM 3:46 For the redemption of the two hundred and seventy-three of the firstborn of the children of Israel who exceed the number of the Levites,

NUM 3:47 you shall take five shekels apiece for each one; according to the shekel of the sanctuary you shall take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs);

NUM 3:48 and you shall give the money, with which their remainder is redeemed, to Aaron and to his sons."

NUM 3:49 Moses took the redemption money from those who exceeded the number of those who were redeemed by the Levites;

NUM 3:50 from the firstborn of the children of Israel he took the money, one thousand and three hundred and sixty-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;

NUM 3:51 and Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and to his sons, according to the LORD's word, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers Chapter 4

NUM 4:1 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

NUM 4:2 "Take a census of the sons of Kohath from amongst the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses,

NUM 4:3 from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all who enter into the service to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 4:4 "This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the Tent of Meeting, regarding the most holy things.

NUM 4:5 When the camp moves forward, Aaron shall go in with his sons; and they shall take down the veil of the screen, cover the ark of the Testimony with it,

NUM 4:6 put a covering of sealskin on it, spread a blue cloth over it, and put in its poles.

NUM 4:7 "On the table of show bread they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the spoons, the bowls, and the cups with which to pour out; and the continual bread shall be on it.

NUM 4:8 They shall spread on them a scarlet cloth, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.

NUM 4:9 "They shall take a blue cloth and cover the lamp stand of the light, its lamps, its snuffers, its snuff dishes, and all its oil vessels, with which they minister to it.

NUM 4:10 They shall put it and all its vessels within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it on the frame.

NUM 4:11 "On the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in its poles.

NUM 4:12 "They shall take all the vessels of ministry with which they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame.

NUM 4:13 "They shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth on it.

NUM 4:14 They shall put on it all its vessels with which they minister about it, the fire pans, the meat hooks, the shovels, and the basins-all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread on it a covering of sealskin, and put in its poles.

NUM 4:15 "When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp moves forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to carry it; but they shall not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. The sons of Kohath shall carry these things belonging to the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 4:16 "The duty of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, the sweet incense, the continual meal offering, and the anointing oil, the requirements of all the tabernacle, and of all that is in it, the sanctuary, and its furnishings."

NUM 4:17 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

NUM 4:18 "Don't cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from amongst the Levites;

NUM 4:19 but thus do to them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in and appoint everyone to his service and to his burden;

NUM 4:20 but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die."

NUM 4:21 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 4:22 "Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' houses, by their families;

NUM 4:23 you shall count them from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old: all who enter in to wait on the service, to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 4:24 "This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing burdens:

NUM 4:25 they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the Tent of Meeting, its covering, the covering of sealskin that is on it, the screen for the door of the Tent of Meeting,

NUM 4:26 the hangings of the court, the screen for the door of the gate of the court which is by the tabernacle and around the altar, their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and whatever shall be done with them. They shall serve in there.

NUM 4:27 At the commandment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burden and in all their service; and you shall appoint their duty to them in all their responsibilities.

NUM 4:28 This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the Tent of Meeting. Their duty shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

NUM 4:29 "As for the sons of Merari, you shall count them by their families, by their fathers' houses;

NUM 4:30 you shall count them from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old-everyone who enters on the service, to do the work of the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 4:31 This is the duty of their burden, according to all their service in the Tent of Meeting: the tabernacle's boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

NUM 4:32 the pillars of the court around it, their sockets, their pins, their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service. You shall appoint the instruments of the duty of their burden to them by name.

NUM 4:33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the Tent of Meeting, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest."

NUM 4:34 Moses and Aaron and the princes of the congregation counted the sons of the Kohathites by their families, and by their fathers' houses,

NUM 4:35 from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered into the service for work in the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 4:36 Those who were counted of them by their families were two thousand and seven hundred and fifty.

NUM 4:37 These are those who were counted of the families of the Kohathites, all who served in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron counted according to the commandment of the LORD by Moses.

NUM 4:38 Those who were counted of the sons of Gershon, by their families, and by their fathers' houses,

NUM 4:39 from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old-everyone who entered into the service for work in the Tent of Meeting,

NUM 4:40 even those who were counted of them, by their families, by their fathers' houses, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty.

NUM 4:41 These are those who were counted of the families of the sons of Gershon, all who served in the Tent of Meeting, whom Moses and Aaron counted according to the commandment of the LORD.

NUM 4:42 Those who were counted of the families of the sons of Merari, by their families, by their fathers' houses,

NUM 4:43 from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old-everyone who entered into the service for work in the Tent of Meeting,

NUM 4:44 even those who were counted of them by their families, were three thousand and two hundred.

NUM 4:45 These are those who were counted of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron counted according to the commandment of the LORD by Moses.

NUM 4:46 All those who were counted of the Levites whom Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel counted, by their families and by their fathers' houses,

NUM 4:47 from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered in to do the work of service and the work of bearing burdens in the Tent of Meeting,

NUM 4:48 even those who were counted of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and eighty.

NUM 4:49 According to the commandment of the LORD they were counted by Moses, everyone according to his service and according to his burden. Thus they were counted by him, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers Chapter 5

NUM 5:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 5:2 "Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever is unclean by a corpse.

NUM 5:3 You shall put both male and female outside of the camp so that they don't defile their camp, in the midst of which I dwell."

NUM 5:4 The children of Israel did so, and put them outside of the camp; as the LORD spoke to Moses, so the children of Israel did.

NUM 5:5 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 5:6 "Speak to the children of Israel: 'When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against the LORD, and that soul is guilty,

NUM 5:7 then he shall confess his sin which he has done; and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, add to it the fifth part of it, and give it to him in respect of whom he has been guilty.

NUM 5:8 But if the man has no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made to the LORD shall be the priest's, in addition to the ram of the atonement, by which atonement shall be made for him.

NUM 5:9 Every heave offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they present to the priest, shall be his.

NUM 5:10 Every man's holy things shall be his; whatever any man gives the priest, it shall be his.' "

NUM 5:11 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 5:12 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them: 'If any man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him,

NUM 5:13 and a man lies with her carnally, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and this is kept concealed, and she is defiled, there is no witness against her, and she isn't taken in the act;

NUM 5:14 and the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife and she is defiled; or if the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife and she isn't defiled;

NUM 5:15 then the man shall bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring her offering for her: one tenth of an ephah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it, nor put frankincense on it, for it is a meal offering of jealousy, a meal offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to memory.

NUM 5:16 The priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD.

NUM 5:17 The priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and the priest shall take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water.

NUM 5:18 The priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal offering of jealousy. The priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that brings a curse.

NUM 5:19 The priest shall cause her to take an oath and shall tell the woman, "If no man has lain with you, and if you haven't gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband's authority, be free from this water of bitterness that brings a curse.

NUM 5:20 But if you have gone astray, being under your husband's authority, and if you are defiled, and some man has lain with you besides your husband-"

NUM 5:21 then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall tell the woman, "May The LORD make you a curse and an oath amongst your people, when the LORD allows your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell;

NUM 5:22 and this water that brings a curse will go into your bowels, and make your body swell, and your thigh fall away." The woman shall say, "Amen, Amen."

NUM 5:23 " 'The priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall wipe them into the water of bitterness.

NUM 5:24 He shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causes the curse; and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her and become bitter.

NUM 5:25 The priest shall take the meal offering of jealousy out of the woman's hand, and shall wave the meal offering before the LORD, and bring it to the altar.

NUM 5:26 The priest shall take a handful of the meal offering, as its memorial portion, and burn it on the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water.

NUM 5:27 When he has made her drink the water, then it shall happen, if she is defiled and has committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that causes the curse will enter into her and become bitter, and her body will swell, and her thigh will fall away; and the woman will be a curse amongst her people.

NUM 5:28 If the woman isn't defiled, but is clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive offspring.

NUM 5:29 " 'This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goes astray, and is defiled,

NUM 5:30 or when the spirit of jealousy comes on a man, and he is jealous of his wife; then he shall set the woman before the LORD, and the priest shall execute on her all this law.

NUM 5:31 The man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.' "

Numbers Chapter 6

NUM 6:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 6:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them: 'When either man or woman shall make a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to the LORD,

NUM 6:3 he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of fermented drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried.

NUM 6:4 All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is made of the grapevine, from the seeds even to the skins.

NUM 6:5 " 'All the days of his vow of separation no razor shall come on his head, until the days are fulfilled in which he separates himself to the LORD. He shall be holy. He shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow long.

NUM 6:6 " 'All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he shall not go near a dead body.

NUM 6:7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die, because his separation to God is on his head.

NUM 6:8 All the days of his separation he is holy to the LORD.

NUM 6:9 " 'If any man dies very suddenly beside him, and he defiles the head of his separation, then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing. On the seventh day he shall shave it.

NUM 6:10 On the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 6:11 The priest shall offer one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make atonement for him, because he sinned by reason of the dead, and shall make his head holy that same day.

NUM 6:12 He shall separate to the LORD the days of his separation, and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a trespass offering; but the former days shall be void, because his separation was defiled.

NUM 6:13 " 'This is the law of the Nazirite: when the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the Tent of Meeting,

NUM 6:14 and he shall offer his offering to the LORD: one male lamb a year old without defect for a burnt offering, one ewe lamb a year old without defect for a sin offering, one ram without defect for peace offerings,

NUM 6:15 a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil with their meal offering and their drink offerings.

NUM 6:16 The priest shall present them before the LORD, and shall offer his sin offering and his burnt offering.

NUM 6:17 He shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, with the basket of unleavened bread. The priest shall offer also its meal offering and its drink offering.

NUM 6:18 The Nazirite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the Tent of Meeting, take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings.

NUM 6:19 The priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved the head of his separation;

NUM 6:20 and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. They are holy for the priest, together with the breast that is waved and the thigh that is offered. After that the Nazirite may drink wine.

NUM 6:21 " 'This is the law of the Nazirite who vows and of his offering to the LORD for his separation, in addition to that which he is able to afford. According to his vow which he vows, so he must do after the law of his separation.' "

NUM 6:22 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 6:23 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.' You shall tell them,

NUM 6:24 'The LORD bless you, and keep you.

NUM 6:25 The LORD make his face to shine on you, and be gracious to you.

NUM 6:26 The LORD lift up his face towards you, and give you peace.'

NUM 6:27 "So they shall put my name on the children of Israel; and I will bless them."

Numbers Chapter 7

NUM 7:1 On the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it with all its furniture, and the altar with all its vessels, and had anointed and sanctified them;

NUM 7:2 the princes of Israel, the heads of their fathers' houses, offered. These were the princes of the tribes. These are they who were over those who were counted;

NUM 7:3 and they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered wagons and twelve oxen; a wagon for every two of the princes, and for each one an ox. They presented them before the tabernacle.

NUM 7:4 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 7:5 "Accept these from them, that they may be used in doing the service of the Tent of Meeting; and you shall give them to the Levites, to every man according to his service."

NUM 7:6 Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them to the Levites.

NUM 7:7 He gave two wagons and four oxen to the sons of Gershon, according to their service.

NUM 7:8 He gave four wagons and eight oxen to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

NUM 7:9 But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because the service of the sanctuary belonged to them; they carried it on their shoulders.

NUM 7:10 The princes gave offerings for the dedication of the altar in the day that it was anointed. The princes gave their offerings before the altar.

NUM 7:11 The LORD said to Moses, "They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar."

NUM 7:12 He who offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah,

NUM 7:13 and his offering was: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:14 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:15 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:16 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:17 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

NUM 7:18 On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, gave his offering.

NUM 7:19 He offered for his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:20 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:21 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:22 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:23 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel the son of Zuar.

NUM 7:24 On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun,

NUM 7:25 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:26 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:27 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:28 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:29 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.

NUM 7:30 On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children of Reuben,

NUM 7:31 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:32 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:33 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:34 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:35 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.

NUM 7:36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon,

NUM 7:37 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:38 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:39 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:40 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:41 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old: this was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

NUM 7:42 On the sixth day, Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad,

NUM 7:43 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:44 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:45 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:46 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:47 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

NUM 7:48 On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim,

NUM 7:49 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:50 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:51 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:52 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:53 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.

NUM 7:54 On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh,

NUM 7:55 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:56 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:57 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:58 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:59 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

NUM 7:60 On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin,

NUM 7:61 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:62 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:63 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:64 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:65 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

NUM 7:66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan,

NUM 7:67 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:68 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:69 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:70 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:71 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

NUM 7:72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, prince of the children of Asher,

NUM 7:73 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:74 one golden ladle of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:75 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:76 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:77 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ochran.

NUM 7:78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali,

NUM 7:79 gave his offering: one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering;

NUM 7:80 one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

NUM 7:81 one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

NUM 7:82 one male goat for a sin offering;

NUM 7:83 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two head of cattle, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

NUM 7:84 This was the dedication offering of the altar, on the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve silver platters, twelve silver bowls, twelve golden ladles;

NUM 7:85 each silver platter weighing one hundred and thirty shekels, and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the vessels two thousand and four hundred shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;

NUM 7:86 the twelve golden ladles, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the ladles weighed one hundred and twenty shekels;

NUM 7:87 all the cattle for the burnt offering twelve bulls, the rams twelve, the male lambs a year old twelve, and their meal offering; and twelve male goats for a sin offering;

NUM 7:88 and all the cattle for the sacrifice of peace offerings: twenty-four bulls, sixty rams, sixty male goats, and sixty male lambs a year old. This was the dedication offering of the altar, after it was anointed.

NUM 7:89 When Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard his voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubim; and he spoke to him.

Numbers Chapter 8

NUM 8:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 8:2 "Speak to Aaron, and tell him, 'When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lamp stand.' "

NUM 8:3 Aaron did so. He lit its lamps to light the area in front of the lamp stand, as the LORD commanded Moses.

NUM 8:4 This was the workmanship of the lamp stand, beaten work of gold. From its base to its flowers, it was beaten work. He made the lamp stand according to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses.

NUM 8:5 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 8:6 "Take the Levites from amongst the children of Israel, and cleanse them.

NUM 8:7 You shall do this to them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of cleansing on them, let them shave their whole bodies with a razor, let them wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves.

NUM 8:8 Then let them take a young bull and its meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil; and another young bull you shall take for a sin offering.

NUM 8:9 You shall present the Levites before the Tent of Meeting. You shall assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel.

NUM 8:10 You shall present the Levites before the LORD. The children of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites,

NUM 8:11 and Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for a wave offering on the behalf of the children of Israel, that it may be theirs to do the service of the LORD.

NUM 8:12 "The Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, and you shall offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to the LORD, to make atonement for the Levites.

NUM 8:13 You shall set the Levites before Aaron and before his sons, and offer them as a wave offering to the LORD.

NUM 8:14 Thus you shall separate the Levites from amongst the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be mine.

NUM 8:15 "After that, the Levites shall go in to do the service of the Tent of Meeting. You shall cleanse them, and offer them as a wave offering.

NUM 8:16 For they are wholly given to me from amongst the children of Israel; instead of all who open the womb, even the firstborn of all the children of Israel, I have taken them to me.

NUM 8:17 For all the firstborn amongst the children of Israel are mine, both man and animal. On the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified them for myself.

NUM 8:18 I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn amongst the children of Israel.

NUM 8:19 I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from amongst the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the Tent of Meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel, so that there will be no plague amongst the children of Israel when the children of Israel come near to the sanctuary."

NUM 8:20 Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel did so to the Levites. According to all that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so the children of Israel did to them.

NUM 8:21 The Levites purified themselves from sin, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them for a wave offering before the LORD and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them.

NUM 8:22 After that, the Levites went in to do their service in the Tent of Meeting before Aaron and before his sons: as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

NUM 8:23 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 8:24 "This is what is assigned to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall go in to wait on the service in the work of the Tent of Meeting;

NUM 8:25 and from the age of fifty years they shall retire from doing the work, and shall serve no more,

NUM 8:26 but shall assist their brothers in the Tent of Meeting, to perform the duty, and shall perform no service. This is how you shall have the Levites do their duties."

Numbers Chapter 9

NUM 9:1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

NUM 9:2 "Let the children of Israel keep the Passover in its appointed season.

NUM 9:3 On the fourteenth day of this month, at evening, you shall keep it in its appointed season. You shall keep it according to all its statutes and according to all its ordinances."

NUM 9:4 Moses told the children of Israel that they should keep the Passover.

NUM 9:5 They kept the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, in the wilderness of Sinai. According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did.

NUM 9:6 There were certain men, who were unclean because of the dead body of a man, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day, and they came before Moses and Aaron on that day.

NUM 9:7 Those men said to him, "We are unclean because of the dead body of a man. Why are we kept back, that we may not offer the offering of the LORD in its appointed season amongst the children of Israel?"

NUM 9:8 Moses answered them, "Wait, that I may hear what the LORD will command concerning you."

NUM 9:9 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 9:10 "Say to the children of Israel, 'If any man of you or of your generations is unclean by reason of a dead body, or is on a journey far away, he shall still keep the Passover to the LORD.

NUM 9:11 In the second month, on the fourteenth day at evening they shall keep it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

NUM 9:12 They shall leave none of it until the morning, nor break a bone of it. According to all the statute of the Passover they shall keep it.

NUM 9:13 But the man who is clean, and is not on a journey, and fails to keep the Passover, that soul shall be cut off from his people. Because he didn't offer the offering of the LORD in its appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.

NUM 9:14 " 'If a foreigner lives amongst you, and desires to keep the Passover to the LORD, then he shall do so according to the statute of the Passover, and according to its ordinance. You shall have one statute, both for the foreigner, and for him who is born in the land.' "

NUM 9:15 On the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the Tent of the Testimony. At evening it was over the tabernacle, as it were the appearance of fire, until morning.

NUM 9:16 So it was continually. The cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night.

NUM 9:17 Whenever the cloud was taken up from over the Tent, then after that the children of Israel travelled; and in the place where the cloud remained, there the children of Israel encamped.

NUM 9:18 At the commandment of the LORD, the children of Israel travelled, and at the commandment of the LORD they encamped. As long as the cloud remained on the tabernacle they remained encamped.

NUM 9:19 When the cloud stayed on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the LORD's command, and didn't travel.

NUM 9:20 Sometimes the cloud was a few days on the tabernacle; then according to the commandment of the LORD they remained encamped, and according to the commandment of the LORD they travelled.

NUM 9:21 Sometimes the cloud was from evening until morning; and when the cloud was taken up in the morning, they travelled; or by day and by night, when the cloud was taken up, they travelled.

NUM 9:22 Whether it was two days, or a month, or a year that the cloud stayed on the tabernacle, remaining on it, the children of Israel remained encamped, and didn't travel; but when it was taken up, they travelled.

NUM 9:23 At the commandment of the LORD they encamped, and at the commandment of the LORD they travelled. They kept the LORD's command, at the commandment of the LORD by Moses.

Numbers Chapter 10

NUM 10:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 10:2 "Make two trumpets of silver. You shall make them of beaten work. You shall use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps.

NUM 10:3 When they blow them, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 10:4 If they blow just one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves to you.

NUM 10:5 When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall go forward.

NUM 10:6 When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall go forward. They shall blow an alarm for their journeys.

NUM 10:7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm.

NUM 10:8 "The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. This shall be to you for a statute forever throughout your generations.

NUM 10:9 When you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets. Then you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.

NUM 10:10 "Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God. I am the LORD your God."

NUM 10:11 In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the covenant.

NUM 10:12 The children of Israel went forward on their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud stayed in the wilderness of Paran.

NUM 10:13 They first went forward according to the commandment of the LORD by Moses.

NUM 10:14 First, the standard of the camp of the children of Judah went forward according to their armies. Nahshon the son of Amminadab was over his army.

NUM 10:15 Nethanel the son of Zuar was over the army of the tribe of the children of Issachar.

NUM 10:16 Eliab the son of Helon was over the army of the tribe of the children of Zebulun.

NUM 10:17 The tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bore the tabernacle, went forward.

NUM 10:18 The standard of the camp of Reuben went forward according to their armies. Elizur the son of Shedeur was over his army.

NUM 10:19 Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai was over the army of the tribe of the children of Simeon.

NUM 10:20 Eliasaph the son of Deuel was over the army of the tribe of the children of Gad.

NUM 10:21 The Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary. The others set up the tabernacle before they arrived.

NUM 10:22 The standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies. Elishama the son of Ammihud was over his army.

NUM 10:23 Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur was over the army of the tribe of the children of Manasseh.

NUM 10:24 Abidan the son of Gideoni was over the army of the tribe of the children of Benjamin.

NUM 10:25 The standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which was the rear guard of all the camps, set forward according to their armies. Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai was over his army.

NUM 10:26 Pagiel the son of Ochran was over the army of the tribe of the children of Asher.

NUM 10:27 Ahira the son of Enan was over the army of the tribe of the children of Naphtali.

NUM 10:28 Thus were the travels of the children of Israel according to their armies; and they went forward.

NUM 10:29 Moses said to Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are journeying to the place of which the LORD said, 'I will give it to you.' Come with us, and we will treat you well; for the LORD has spoken good concerning Israel."

NUM 10:30 He said to him, "I will not go; but I will depart to my own land, and to my relatives."

NUM 10:31 Moses said, "Don't leave us, please; because you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes.

NUM 10:32 It shall be, if you go with us-yes, it shall be-that whatever good the LORD does to us, we will do the same to you."

NUM 10:33 They set forward from the Mount of the LORD three days' journey. The ark of the LORD's covenant went before them three days' journey, to seek out a resting place for them.

NUM 10:34 The cloud of the LORD was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp.

NUM 10:35 When the ark went forward, Moses said, "Rise up, LORD, and let your enemies be scattered! Let those who hate you flee before you!"

NUM 10:36 When it rested, he said, "Return, LORD, to the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel."

Numbers Chapter 11

NUM 11:1 The people were complaining in the ears of the LORD. When the LORD heard it, his anger burnt; and the LORD's fire burnt amongst them, and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

NUM 11:2 The people cried to Moses; and Moses prayed to the LORD, and the fire abated.

NUM 11:3 The name of that place was called Taberah, because the LORD's fire burnt amongst them.

NUM 11:4 The mixed multitude that was amongst them lusted exceedingly; and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who will give us meat to eat?

NUM 11:5 We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic;

NUM 11:6 but now we have lost our appetite. There is nothing at all except this manna to look at."

NUM 11:7 The manna was like coriander seed, and it looked like bdellium.

NUM 11:8 The people went around, gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it. Its taste was like the taste of fresh oil.

NUM 11:9 When the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it.

NUM 11:10 Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, every man at the door of his tent; and the LORD's anger burnt greatly; and Moses was displeased.

NUM 11:11 Moses said to the LORD, "Why have you treated your servant so badly? Why haven't I found favour in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me?

NUM 11:12 Have I conceived all this people? Have I brought them out, that you should tell me, 'Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which you swore to their fathers?'

NUM 11:13 Where could I get meat to give all these people? For they weep before me, saying, 'Give us meat, that we may eat.'

NUM 11:14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

NUM 11:15 If you treat me this way, please kill me right now, if I have found favour in your sight; and don't let me see my wretchedness."

NUM 11:16 The LORD said to Moses, "Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; and bring them to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you.

NUM 11:17 I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit which is on you, and will put it on them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you don't bear it yourself alone.

NUM 11:18 "Say to the people, 'Sanctify yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, and you will eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, "Who will give us meat to eat? For it was well with us in Egypt." Therefore the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat.

NUM 11:19 You will not eat just one day, or two days, or five days, or ten days, or twenty days,

NUM 11:20 but a whole month, until it comes out at your nostrils, and it is loathsome to you; because you have rejected the LORD who is amongst you, and have wept before him, saying, "Why did we come out of Egypt?" ' "

NUM 11:21 Moses said, "The people, amongst whom I am, are six hundred thousand men on foot; and you have said, 'I will give them meat, that they may eat a whole month.'

NUM 11:22 Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to be sufficient for them? Shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to be sufficient for them?"

NUM 11:23 The LORD said to Moses, "Has the LORD's hand grown short? Now you will see whether my word will happen to you or not."

NUM 11:24 Moses went out, and told the people the LORD's words; and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them around the Tent.

NUM 11:25 The LORD came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was on him, and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.

NUM 11:26 But two men remained in the camp. The name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad; and the Spirit rested on them. They were of those who were written, but had not gone out to the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp.

NUM 11:27 A young man ran, and told Moses, and said, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp!"

NUM 11:28 Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered, "My lord Moses, forbid them!"

NUM 11:29 Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD's people were prophets, that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!"

NUM 11:30 Moses went into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

NUM 11:31 A wind from the LORD went out and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and a day's journey on the other side, around the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the earth.

NUM 11:32 The people rose up all that day, and all of that night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails. He who gathered least gathered ten homers; and they spread them all out for themselves around the camp.

NUM 11:33 While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the LORD's anger burnt against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague.

NUM 11:34 The name of that place was called Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who lusted.

NUM 11:35 From Kibroth Hattaavah the people travelled to Hazeroth; and they stayed at Hazeroth.

Numbers Chapter 12

NUM 12:1 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman.

NUM 12:2 They said, "Has the LORD indeed spoken only with Moses? Hasn't he spoken also with us?" And the LORD heard it.

NUM 12:3 Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all the men who were on the surface of the earth.

NUM 12:4 The LORD spoke suddenly to Moses, to Aaron, and to Miriam, "You three come out to the Tent of Meeting!" The three of them came out.

NUM 12:5 The LORD came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forward.

NUM 12:6 He said, "Now hear my words. If there is a prophet amongst you, I, the LORD, will make myself known to him in a vision. I will speak with him in a dream.

NUM 12:7 My servant Moses is not so. He is faithful in all my house.

NUM 12:8 With him, I will speak mouth to mouth, even plainly, and not in riddles; and he shall see the LORD's form. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?"

NUM 12:9 The LORD's anger burnt against them; and he departed.

NUM 12:10 The cloud departed from over the Tent; and behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. Aaron looked at Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.

NUM 12:11 Aaron said to Moses, "Oh, my lord, please don't count this sin against us, in which we have done foolishly, and in which we have sinned.

NUM 12:12 Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother's womb."

NUM 12:13 Moses cried to the LORD, saying, "Heal her, God, I beg you!"

NUM 12:14 The LORD said to Moses, "If her father had but spit in her face, shouldn't she be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut up outside of the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again."

NUM 12:15 Miriam was shut up outside of the camp seven days, and the people didn't travel until Miriam was brought in again.

NUM 12:16 Afterward the people travelled from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.

Numbers Chapter 13

NUM 13:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 13:2 "Send men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel. Of every tribe of their fathers, you shall send a man, every one a prince amongst them."

NUM 13:3 Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of the LORD. All of them were men who were heads of the children of Israel.

NUM 13:4 These were their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.

NUM 13:5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.

NUM 13:6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

NUM 13:7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.

NUM 13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun.

NUM 13:9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

NUM 13:10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

NUM 13:11 Of the tribe of Joseph, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.

NUM 13:12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

NUM 13:13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.

NUM 13:14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.

NUM 13:15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

NUM 13:16 These are the names of the men who Moses sent to spy out the land. Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

NUM 13:17 Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, "Go up this way by the South, and go up into the hill country.

NUM 13:18 See the land, what it is; and the people who dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

NUM 13:19 and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad; and what cities they are that they dwell in, whether in camps, or in strongholds;

NUM 13:20 and what the land is, whether it is fertile or poor, whether there is wood therein, or not. Be courageous, and bring some of the fruit of the land." Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes.

NUM 13:21 So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

NUM 13:22 They went up by the South, and came to Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

NUM 13:23 They came to the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it on a staff between two. They also brought some of the pomegranates and figs.

NUM 13:24 That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the children of Israel cut down from there.

NUM 13:25 They returned from spying out the land at the end of forty days.

NUM 13:26 They went and came to Moses, to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them and to all the congregation. They showed them the fruit of the land.

NUM 13:27 They told him, and said, "We came to the land where you sent us. Surely it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

NUM 13:28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. Moreover, we saw the children of Anak there.

NUM 13:29 Amalek dwells in the land of the South. The Hittite, the Jebusite, and the Amorite dwell in the hill country. The Canaanite dwells by the sea, and along the side of the Jordan."

NUM 13:30 Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, "Let's go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it!"

NUM 13:31 But the men who went up with him said, "We aren't able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we."

NUM 13:32 They brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the children of Israel, saying, "The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people who we saw in it are men of great stature.

NUM 13:33 There we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim. We were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."

Numbers Chapter 14

NUM 14:1 All the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

NUM 14:2 All the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, "We wish that we had died in the land of Egypt, or that we had died in this wilderness!

NUM 14:3 Why does the LORD bring us to this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be captured or killed! Wouldn't it be better for us to return into Egypt?"

NUM 14:4 They said to one another, "Let's choose a leader, and let's return into Egypt."

NUM 14:5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

NUM 14:6 Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of those who spied out the land, tore their clothes.

NUM 14:7 They spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceedingly good land.

NUM 14:8 If the LORD delights in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it to us: a land which flows with milk and honey.

NUM 14:9 Only don't rebel against the LORD, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us. Their defence is removed from over them, and the LORD is with us. Don't fear them."

NUM 14:10 But all the congregation threatened to stone them with stones. The LORD's glory appeared in the Tent of Meeting to all the children of Israel.

NUM 14:11 The LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe in me, for all the signs which I have worked amongst them?

NUM 14:12 I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they."

NUM 14:13 Moses said to the LORD, "Then the Egyptians will hear it; for you brought up this people in your might from amongst them.

NUM 14:14 They will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you LORD are amongst this people; for you LORD are seen face to face, and your cloud stands over them, and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night.

NUM 14:15 Now if you killed this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying,

NUM 14:16 'Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore to them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness.'

NUM 14:17 Now please let the power of the Lord be great, according as you have spoken, saying,

NUM 14:18 'The LORD is slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and disobedience; and he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation.'

NUM 14:19 Please pardon the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your loving kindness, and just as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now."

NUM 14:20 The LORD said, "I have pardoned according to your word;

NUM 14:21 but in very deed-as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the LORD's glory-

NUM 14:22 because all those men who have seen my glory, and my signs, which I worked in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tempted me these ten times, and have not listened to my voice;

NUM 14:23 surely they shall not see the land which I swore to their fathers, neither shall any of those who despised me see it.

NUM 14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed me fully, him I will bring into the land into which he went. His offspring shall possess it.

NUM 14:25 Since the Amalekite and the Canaanite dwell in the valley, tomorrow turn and go into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea."

NUM 14:26 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

NUM 14:27 "How long shall I bear with this evil congregation that complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel, which they complain against me.

NUM 14:28 Tell them, 'As I live, says the LORD, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so I will do to you.

NUM 14:29 Your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness; and all who were counted of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, who have complained against me,

NUM 14:30 surely you shall not come into the land concerning which I swore that I would make you dwell therein, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

NUM 14:31 But I will bring your little ones that you said should be captured or killed in, and they shall know the land which you have rejected.

NUM 14:32 But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness.

NUM 14:33 Your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your prostitution, until your dead bodies are consumed in the wilderness.

NUM 14:34 After the number of the days in which you spied out the land, even forty days, for every day a year, you will bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you will know my alienation.'

NUM 14:35 I, the LORD, have spoken. I will surely do this to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die."

NUM 14:36 The men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation to murmur against him by bringing up an evil report against the land,

NUM 14:37 even those men who brought up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before the LORD.

NUM 14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive of those men who went to spy out the land.

NUM 14:39 Moses told these words to all the children of Israel, and the people mourned greatly.

NUM 14:40 They rose up early in the morning and went up to the top of the mountain, saying, "Behold, we are here, and will go up to the place which the LORD has promised; for we have sinned."

NUM 14:41 Moses said, "Why now do you disobey the commandment of the LORD, since it shall not prosper?

NUM 14:42 Don't go up, for the LORD isn't amongst you; that way you won't be struck down before your enemies.

NUM 14:43 For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and you will fall by the sword because you turned back from following the LORD; therefore the LORD will not be with you."

NUM 14:44 But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain. Nevertheless, the ark of the LORD's covenant and Moses didn't depart out of the camp.

NUM 14:45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites who lived in that mountain, and struck them and beat them down, even to Hormah.

Numbers Chapter 15

NUM 15:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 15:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When you have come into the land of your habitations, which I give to you,

NUM 15:3 and will make an offering by fire to the LORD-a burnt offering, or a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or as a free will offering, or in your set feasts, to make a pleasant aroma to the LORD, of the herd, or of the flock-

NUM 15:4 then he who offers his offering shall offer to the LORD a meal offering of one tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one fourth of a hin of oil.

NUM 15:5 You shall prepare wine for the drink offering, one fourth of a hin, with the burnt offering or for the sacrifice, for each lamb.

NUM 15:6 " 'For a ram, you shall prepare for a meal offering two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with the third part of a hin of oil;

NUM 15:7 and for the drink offering you shall offer the third part of a hin of wine, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

NUM 15:8 When you prepare a bull for a burnt offering or for a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or for peace offerings to the LORD,

NUM 15:9 then he shall offer with the bull a meal offering of three tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with half a hin of oil;

NUM 15:10 and you shall offer for the drink offering half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

NUM 15:11 Thus it shall be done for each bull, for each ram, for each of the male lambs, or of the young goats.

NUM 15:12 According to the number that you shall prepare, so you shall do to everyone according to their number.

NUM 15:13 " 'All who are native-born shall do these things in this way, in offering an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

NUM 15:14 If a stranger lives as a foreigner with you, or whoever may be amongst you throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD, as you do, so he shall do.

NUM 15:15 For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner, a statute forever throughout your generations. As you are, so the foreigner shall be before the LORD.

NUM 15:16 One law and one ordinance shall be for you and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner with you.' "

NUM 15:17 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 15:18 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When you come into the land where I bring you,

NUM 15:19 then it shall be that when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall offer up a wave offering to the LORD.

NUM 15:20 Of the first of your dough you shall offer up a cake for a wave offering. As the wave offering of the threshing floor, so you shall heave it.

NUM 15:21 Of the first of your dough, you shall give to the LORD a wave offering throughout your generations.

NUM 15:22 " 'When you err, and don't observe all these commandments which the LORD has spoken to Moses-

NUM 15:23 even all that the LORD has commanded you by Moses, from the day that the LORD gave commandment and onward throughout your generations-

NUM 15:24 then it shall be, if it was done unwittingly, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bull for a burnt offering, for a pleasant aroma to the LORD, with its meal offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering.

NUM 15:25 The priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and they shall be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their error.

NUM 15:26 All the congregation of the children of Israel shall be forgiven, as well as the stranger who lives as a foreigner amongst them; for with regard to all the people, it was done unwittingly.

NUM 15:27 " 'If a person sins unwittingly, then he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering.

NUM 15:28 The priest shall make atonement for the soul who errs when he sins unwittingly before the LORD. He shall make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven.

NUM 15:29 You shall have one law for him who does anything unwittingly, for him who is native-born amongst the children of Israel, and for the stranger who lives as a foreigner amongst them.

NUM 15:30 " 'But the soul who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native-born or a foreigner, blasphemes the LORD. That soul shall be cut off from amongst his people.

NUM 15:31 Because he has despised the LORD's word, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall be utterly cut off. His iniquity shall be on him.' "

NUM 15:32 While the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day.

NUM 15:33 Those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron, and to all the congregation.

NUM 15:34 They put him in custody, because it had not been declared what should be done to him.

NUM 15:35 The LORD said to Moses, "The man shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him with stones outside of the camp."

NUM 15:36 All the congregation brought him outside of the camp, and stoned him to death with stones, as the LORD commanded Moses.

NUM 15:37 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 15:38 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them that they should make themselves fringes on the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put on the fringe of each border a cord of blue.

NUM 15:39 It shall be to you for a fringe, that you may see it, and remember all the LORD's commandments, and do them; and that you don't follow your own heart and your own eyes, after which you used to play the prostitute;

NUM 15:40 so that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God.

NUM 15:41 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God."

Numbers Chapter 16

NUM 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took some men.

NUM 16:2 They rose up before Moses, with some of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the congregation, called to the assembly, men of renown.

NUM 16:3 They assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much on yourself, since all the congregation are holy, everyone of them, and the LORD is amongst them! Why do you lift yourselves up above the LORD's assembly?"

NUM 16:4 When Moses heard it, he fell on his face.

NUM 16:5 He said to Korah and to all his company, "In the morning, the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to him. Even him whom he shall choose, he will cause to come near to him.

NUM 16:6 Do this: have Korah and all his company take censers,

NUM 16:7 put fire in them, and put incense on them before the LORD tomorrow. It shall be that the man whom the LORD chooses, he shall be holy. You have gone too far, you sons of Levi!"

NUM 16:8 Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you sons of Levi!

NUM 16:9 Is it a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the LORD's tabernacle, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;

NUM 16:10 and that he has brought you near, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? Do you seek the priesthood also?

NUM 16:11 Therefore you and all your company have gathered together against the LORD! What is Aaron that you complain against him?"

NUM 16:12 Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, "We won't come up!

NUM 16:13 Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but you must also make yourself a prince over us?

NUM 16:14 Moreover you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We won't come up."

NUM 16:15 Moses was very angry, and said to the LORD, "Don't respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one of them."

NUM 16:16 Moses said to Korah, "You and all your company go before the LORD, you, and they, and Aaron, tomorrow.

NUM 16:17 Each man take his censer and put incense on it, and each man bring before the LORD his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each with his censer."

NUM 16:18 They each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and stood at the door of the Tent of Meeting with Moses and Aaron.

NUM 16:19 Korah assembled all the congregation opposite them to the door of the Tent of Meeting. The LORD's glory appeared to all the congregation.

NUM 16:20 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

NUM 16:21 "Separate yourselves from amongst this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment!"

NUM 16:22 They fell on their faces, and said, "God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be angry with all the congregation?"

NUM 16:23 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 16:24 "Speak to the congregation, saying, 'Get away from around the tent of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram!' "

NUM 16:25 Moses rose up and went to Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

NUM 16:26 He spoke to the congregation, saying, "Depart, please, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins!"

NUM 16:27 So they went away from the tent of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side. Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents with their wives, their sons, and their little ones.

NUM 16:28 Moses said, "Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works; for they are not from my own mind.

NUM 16:29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they experience what all men experience, then the LORD hasn't sent me.

NUM 16:30 But if the LORD makes a new thing, and the ground opens its mouth, and swallows them up with all that belong to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall understand that these men have despised the LORD."

NUM 16:31 As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split apart.

NUM 16:32 The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up with their households, all of Korah's men, and all their goods.

NUM 16:33 So they, and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol. The earth closed on them, and they perished from amongst the assembly.

NUM 16:34 All Israel that were around them fled at their cry; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!"

NUM 16:35 Fire came out from the LORD, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men who offered the incense.

NUM 16:36 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 16:37 "Speak to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter the fire away from the camp; for they are holy,

NUM 16:38 even the censers of those who sinned against their own lives. Let them be beaten into plates for a covering of the altar, for they offered them before the LORD. Therefore they are holy. They shall be a sign to the children of Israel."

NUM 16:39 Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers which those who were burnt had offered; and they beat them out for a covering of the altar,

NUM 16:40 to be a memorial to the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger who isn't of the offspring of Aaron, would come near to burn incense before the LORD, that he not be as Korah, and as his company; as the LORD spoke to him by Moses.

NUM 16:41 But on the next day all the congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and against Aaron, saying, "You have killed the LORD's people!"

NUM 16:42 When the congregation was assembled against Moses and against Aaron, they looked towards the Tent of Meeting. Behold, the cloud covered it, and the LORD's glory appeared.

NUM 16:43 Moses and Aaron came to the front of the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 16:44 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 16:45 "Get away from amongst this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment!" They fell on their faces.

NUM 16:46 Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer, put fire from the altar in it, lay incense on it, carry it quickly to the congregation, and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the LORD! The plague has begun."

NUM 16:47 Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the middle of the assembly. The plague had already begun amongst the people. He put on the incense, and made atonement for the people.

NUM 16:48 He stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

NUM 16:49 Now those who died by the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, in addition to those who died about the matter of Korah.

NUM 16:50 Aaron returned to Moses to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and the plague was stopped.

Numbers Chapter 17

NUM 17:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 17:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and take rods from them, one for each fathers' house, of all their princes according to their fathers' houses, twelve rods. Write each man's name on his rod.

NUM 17:3 You shall write Aaron's name on Levi's rod. There shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses.

NUM 17:4 You shall lay them up in the Tent of Meeting before the covenant, where I meet with you.

NUM 17:5 It shall happen that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud. I will make the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you, cease from me."

NUM 17:6 Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and all their princes gave him rods, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, a total of twelve rods. Aaron's rod was amongst their rods.

NUM 17:7 Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the Tent of the Testimony.

NUM 17:8 On the next day, Moses went into the Tent of the Testimony; and behold, Aaron's rod for the house of Levi had sprouted, budded, produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.

NUM 17:9 Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD to all the children of Israel. They looked, and each man took his rod.

NUM 17:10 The LORD said to Moses, "Put back the rod of Aaron before the covenant, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you may make an end of their complaining against me, that they not die."

NUM 17:11 Moses did so. As the LORD commanded him, so he did.

NUM 17:12 The children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Behold, we perish! We are undone! We are all undone!

NUM 17:13 Everyone who keeps approaching the LORD's tabernacle, dies! Will we all perish?"

Numbers Chapter 18

NUM 18:1 The LORD said to Aaron, "You and your sons and your fathers' house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

NUM 18:2 Bring your brothers also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, near with you, that they may be joined to you, and minister to you; but you and your sons with you shall be before the Tent of the Testimony.

NUM 18:3 They shall keep your commands and the duty of the whole Tent; only they shall not come near to the vessels of the sanctuary and to the altar, that they not die, neither they nor you.

NUM 18:4 They shall be joined to you and keep the responsibility of the Tent of Meeting, for all the service of the Tent. A stranger shall not come near to you.

NUM 18:5 "You shall perform the duty of the sanctuary and the duty of the altar, that there be no more wrath on the children of Israel.

NUM 18:6 Behold, I myself have taken your brothers the Levites from amongst the children of Israel. They are a gift to you, dedicated to the LORD, to do the service of the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 18:7 You and your sons with you shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil. You shall serve. I give you the service of the priesthood as a gift. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death."

NUM 18:8 The LORD spoke to Aaron, "Behold, I myself have given you the command of my wave offerings, even all the holy things of the children of Israel. I have given them to you by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, as a portion forever.

NUM 18:9 This shall be yours of the most holy things from the fire: every offering of theirs, even every meal offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render to me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.

NUM 18:10 You shall eat of it like the most holy things. Every male shall eat of it. It shall be holy to you.

NUM 18:11 "This is yours, too: the wave offering of their gift, even all the wave offerings of the children of Israel. I have given them to you, and to your sons and to your daughters with you, as a portion forever. Everyone who is clean in your house shall eat of it.

NUM 18:12 "I have given to you all the best of the oil, all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the first fruits of them which they give to the LORD.

NUM 18:13 The first-ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to the LORD, shall be yours. Everyone who is clean in your house shall eat of it.

NUM 18:14 "Everything devoted in Israel shall be yours.

NUM 18:15 Everything that opens the womb, of all flesh which they offer to the LORD, both of man and animal, shall be yours. Nevertheless, you shall surely redeem the firstborn of man, and you shall redeem the firstborn of unclean animals.

NUM 18:16 You shall redeem those who are to be redeemed of them from a month old, according to your estimation, for five shekels of money, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, which weighs twenty gerahs.

NUM 18:17 "But you shall not redeem the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat. They are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

NUM 18:18 Their meat shall be yours, as the wave offering breast and as the right thigh, it shall be yours.

NUM 18:19 All the wave offerings of the holy things which the children of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given you and your sons and your daughters with you, as a portion forever. It is a covenant of salt forever before the LORD to you and to your offspring with you."

NUM 18:20 The LORD said to Aaron, "You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion amongst them. I am your portion and your inheritance amongst the children of Israel.

NUM 18:21 "To the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they serve, even the service of the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 18:22 Henceforth the children of Israel shall not come near the Tent of Meeting, lest they bear sin, and die.

NUM 18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the Tent of Meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. Amongst the children of Israel, they shall have no inheritance.

NUM 18:24 For the tithe of the children of Israel, which they offer as a wave offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance. Therefore I have said to them, 'Amongst the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.' "

NUM 18:25 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 18:26 "Moreover you shall speak to the Levites, and tell them, 'When you take of the children of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a wave offering of it for the LORD, a tithe of the tithe.

NUM 18:27 Your wave offering shall be credited to you, as though it were the grain of the threshing floor, and as the fullness of the wine press.

NUM 18:28 Thus you also shall offer a wave offering to the LORD of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Israel; and of it you shall give the LORD's wave offering to Aaron the priest.

NUM 18:29 Out of all your gifts, you shall offer every wave offering to the LORD, of all its best parts, even the holy part of it.'

NUM 18:30 "Therefore you shall tell them, 'When you heave its best from it, then it shall be credited to the Levites as the increase of the threshing floor, and as the increase of the wine press.

NUM 18:31 You may eat it anywhere, you and your households, for it is your reward in return for your service in the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 18:32 You shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it its best. You shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you not die.' "

Numbers Chapter 19

NUM 19:1 The LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

NUM 19:2 "This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded. Tell the children of Israel to bring you a red heifer without spot, in which is no defect, and which was never yoked.

NUM 19:3 You shall give her to Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her outside of the camp, and one shall kill her before his face.

NUM 19:4 Eleazar the priest shall take some of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle her blood towards the front of the Tent of Meeting seven times.

NUM 19:5 One shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her meat, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn.

NUM 19:6 The priest shall take cedar wood, hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the middle of the burning of the heifer.

NUM 19:7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the evening.

NUM 19:8 He who burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the evening.

NUM 19:9 "A man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up outside of the camp in a clean place; and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for use in water for cleansing impurity. It is a sin offering.

NUM 19:10 He who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. It shall be to the children of Israel, and to the stranger who lives as a foreigner amongst them, for a statute forever.

NUM 19:11 "He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

NUM 19:12 He shall purify himself with water on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean; but if he doesn't purify himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

NUM 19:13 Whoever touches a dead person, the body of a man who has died, and doesn't purify himself, defiles the LORD's tabernacle; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel; because the water for impurity was not sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean. His uncleanness is yet on him.

NUM 19:14 "This is the law when a man dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent, and everyone who is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

NUM 19:15 Every open vessel, which has no covering bound on it, is unclean.

NUM 19:16 "Whoever in the open field touches one who is slain with a sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

NUM 19:17 "For the unclean, they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin offering; and running water shall be poured on them in a vessel.

NUM 19:18 A clean person shall take hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, on all the vessels, on the persons who were there, and on him who touched the bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave.

NUM 19:19 The clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day. On the seventh day, he shall purify him. He shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at evening.

NUM 19:20 But the man who shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from amongst the assembly, because he has defiled the sanctuary of the LORD. The water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him. He is unclean.

NUM 19:21 It shall be a perpetual statute to them. He who sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he who touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until evening.

NUM 19:22 "Whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul that touches it shall be unclean until evening."

Numbers Chapter 20

NUM 20:1 The children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month. The people stayed in Kadesh. Miriam died there, and was buried there.

NUM 20:2 There was no water for the congregation; and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

NUM 20:3 The people quarrelled with Moses, and spoke, saying, "We wish that we had died when our brothers died before the LORD!

NUM 20:4 Why have you brought the LORD's assembly into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our animals?

NUM 20:5 Why have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in to this evil place? It is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink."

NUM 20:6 Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and fell on their faces. The LORD's glory appeared to them.

NUM 20:7 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 20:8 "Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it pour out its water. You shall bring water to them out of the rock; so you shall give the congregation and their livestock drink."

NUM 20:9 Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.

NUM 20:10 Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, "Hear now, you rebels! Shall we bring water out of this rock for you?"

NUM 20:11 Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice, and water came out abundantly. The congregation and their livestock drank.

NUM 20:12 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you didn't believe in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them."

NUM 20:13 These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

NUM 20:14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying: "Your brother Israel says: You know all the travail that has happened to us;

NUM 20:15 how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time. The Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers.

NUM 20:16 When we cried to the LORD, he heard our voice, sent an angel, and brought us out of Egypt. Behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the edge of your border.

NUM 20:17 "Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink from the water of the wells. We will go along the king's highway. We will not turn away to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your border."

NUM 20:18 Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against you."

NUM 20:19 The children of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway; and if we drink your water, I and my livestock, then I will give its price. Only let me, without doing anything else, pass through on my feet."

NUM 20:20 He said, "You shall not pass through." Edom came out against him with many people, and with a strong hand.

NUM 20:21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border, so Israel turned away from him.

NUM 20:22 They travelled from Kadesh, and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.

NUM 20:23 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying,

NUM 20:24 "Aaron shall be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah.

NUM 20:25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor;

NUM 20:26 and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them on Eleazar his son. Aaron shall be gathered, and shall die there."

NUM 20:27 Moses did as the LORD commanded. They went up onto Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

NUM 20:28 Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them on Eleazar his son. Aaron died there on the top of the mountain, and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

NUM 20:29 When all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

Numbers Chapter 21

NUM 21:1 The Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the South, heard that Israel came by the way of Atharim. He fought against Israel, and took some of them captive.

NUM 21:2 Israel vowed a vow to the LORD, and said, "If you will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities."

NUM 21:3 The LORD listened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities. The name of the place was called Hormah.

NUM 21:4 They travelled from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. The soul of the people was very discouraged because of the journey.

NUM 21:5 The people spoke against God and against Moses: "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, there is no water, and our soul loathes this disgusting food!"

NUM 21:6 The LORD sent venomous snakes amongst the people, and they bit the people. Many people of Israel died.

NUM 21:7 The people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us." Moses prayed for the people.

NUM 21:8 The LORD said to Moses, "Make a venomous snake, and set it on a pole. It shall happen that everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live."

NUM 21:9 Moses made a serpent of bronze, and set it on the pole. If a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked at the serpent of bronze, he lived.

NUM 21:10 The children of Israel travelled, and encamped in Oboth.

NUM 21:11 They travelled from Oboth, and encamped at Iyeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, towards the sunrise.

NUM 21:12 From there they travelled, and encamped in the valley of Zered.

NUM 21:13 From there they travelled, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites; for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

NUM 21:14 Therefore it is said in the book of the Wars of the LORD, "Vaheb in Suphah, the valleys of the Arnon,

NUM 21:15 the slope of the valleys that incline towards the dwelling of Ar, leans on the border of Moab."

NUM 21:16 From there they travelled to Beer; that is the well of which the LORD said to Moses, "Gather the people together, and I will give them water."

NUM 21:17 Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, well! Sing to it,

NUM 21:18 the well, which the princes dug, which the nobles of the people dug, with the sceptre, and with their poles." From the wilderness they travelled to Mattanah;

NUM 21:19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth;

NUM 21:20 and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks down on the desert.

NUM 21:21 Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

NUM 21:22 "Let me pass through your land. We will not turn away into field or vineyard. We will not drink of the water of the wells. We will go by the king's highway, until we have passed your border."

NUM 21:23 Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his border, but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz. He fought against Israel.

NUM 21:24 Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was fortified.

NUM 21:25 Israel took all these cities. Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all its villages.

NUM 21:26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even to the Arnon.

NUM 21:27 Therefore those who speak in proverbs say, "Come to Heshbon. Let the city of Sihon be built and established;

NUM 21:28 for a fire has gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon. It has devoured Ar of Moab, The lords of the high places of the Arnon.

NUM 21:29 Woe to you, Moab! You are undone, people of Chemosh! He has given his sons as fugitives, and his daughters into captivity, to Sihon king of the Amorites.

NUM 21:30 We have shot at them. Heshbon has perished even to Dibon. We have laid waste even to Nophah, Which reaches to Medeba."

NUM 21:31 Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.

NUM 21:32 Moses sent to spy out Jazer. They took its villages, and drove out the Amorites who were there.

NUM 21:33 They turned and went up by the way of Bashan. Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

NUM 21:34 The LORD said to Moses, "Don't fear him, for I have delivered him into your hand, with all his people, and his land. You shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon."

NUM 21:35 So they struck him, with his sons and all his people, until there were no survivors; and they possessed his land.

Numbers Chapter 22

NUM 22:1 The children of Israel travelled, and encamped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho.

NUM 22:2 Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

NUM 22:3 Moab was very afraid of the people, because they were many. Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

NUM 22:4 Moab said to the elders of Midian, "Now this multitude will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.

NUM 22:5 He sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt. Behold, they cover the surface of the earth, and they are staying opposite me.

NUM 22:6 Please come now therefore, and curse this people for me; for they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."

NUM 22:7 The elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand. They came to Balaam, and spoke to him the words of Balak.

NUM 22:8 He said to them, "Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak to me." The princes of Moab stayed with Balaam.

NUM 22:9 God came to Balaam, and said, "Who are these men with you?"

NUM 22:10 Balaam said to God, "Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has said to me,

NUM 22:11 'Behold, the people that has come out of Egypt covers the surface of the earth. Now, come curse me them. Perhaps I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out.' "

NUM 22:12 God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people, for they are blessed."

NUM 22:13 Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, "Go to your land; for the LORD refuses to permit me to go with you."

NUM 22:14 The princes of Moab rose up, and they went to Balak, and said, "Balaam refuses to come with us."

NUM 22:15 Balak again sent princes, more, and more honourable than they.

NUM 22:16 They came to Balaam, and said to him, "Balak the son of Zippor says, 'Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me,

NUM 22:17 for I will promote you to very great honour, and whatever you say to me I will do. Please come therefore, and curse this people for me.' "

NUM 22:18 Balaam answered the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.

NUM 22:19 Now therefore please stay here tonight as well, that I may know what else the LORD will speak to me."

NUM 22:20 God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak to you, that you shall do."

NUM 22:21 Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab.

NUM 22:22 God's anger burnt because he went; and the LORD's angel placed himself in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him.

NUM 22:23 The donkey saw the LORD's angel standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the donkey turned out of the path, and went into the field. Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the path.

NUM 22:24 Then the LORD's angel stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.

NUM 22:25 The donkey saw the LORD's angel, and she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall. He struck her again.

NUM 22:26 The LORD's angel went further, and stood in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

NUM 22:27 The donkey saw the LORD's angel, and she lay down under Balaam. Balaam's anger burnt, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

NUM 22:28 The LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?"

NUM 22:29 Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you."

NUM 22:30 The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long until today? Was I ever in the habit of doing so to you?" He said, "No."

NUM 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the LORD's angel standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face.

NUM 22:32 The LORD's angel said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out as an adversary, because your way is perverse before me.

NUM 22:33 The donkey saw me, and turned away before me these three times. Unless she had turned away from me, surely now I would have killed you, and saved her alive."

NUM 22:34 Balaam said to the LORD's angel, "I have sinned; for I didn't know that you stood in the way against me. Now therefore, if it displeases you, I will go back again."

NUM 22:35 The LORD's angel said to Balaam, "Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you shall speak." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

NUM 22:36 When Balak heard that Balaam had come, he went out to meet him to the City of Moab, which is on the border of the Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the border.

NUM 22:37 Balak said to Balaam, "Didn't I earnestly send for you to summon you? Why didn't you come to me? Am I not able indeed to promote you to honour?"

NUM 22:38 Balaam said to Balak, "Behold, I have come to you. Have I now any power at all to speak anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak."

NUM 22:39 Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath Huzoth.

NUM 22:40 Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes who were with him.

NUM 22:41 In the morning, Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal; and he saw from there part of the people.

Numbers Chapter 23

NUM 23:1 Balaam said to Balak, "Build here seven altars for me, and prepare here seven bulls and seven rams for me."

NUM 23:2 Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bull and a ram.

NUM 23:3 Balaam said to Balak, "Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go. Perhaps the LORD will come to meet me. Whatever he shows me I will tell you." He went to a bare height.

NUM 23:4 God met Balaam, and he said to him, "I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on every altar."

NUM 23:5 The LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."

NUM 23:6 He returned to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.

NUM 23:7 He took up his parable, and said, "From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel.

NUM 23:8 How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? How shall I defy whom the LORD has not defied?

NUM 23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him. From the hills I see him. Behold, it is a people that dwells alone, and shall not be listed amongst the nations.

NUM 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, or count the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous! Let my last end be like his!"

NUM 23:11 Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them altogether."

NUM 23:12 He answered and said, "Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD puts in my mouth?"

NUM 23:13 Balak said to him, "Please come with me to another place, where you may see them. You shall see just part of them, and shall not see them all. Curse them from there for me."

NUM 23:14 He took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.

NUM 23:15 He said to Balak, "Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet God over there."

NUM 23:16 The LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and say this."

NUM 23:17 He came to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. Balak said to him, "What has the LORD spoken?"

NUM 23:18 He took up his parable, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear! Listen to me, you son of Zippor.

NUM 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?

NUM 23:20 Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it.

NUM 23:21 He has not seen iniquity in Jacob. Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel. The LORD his God is with him. The shout of a king is amongst them.

NUM 23:22 God brings them out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox.

NUM 23:23 Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob; Neither is there any divination with Israel. Now it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, 'What has God done!'

NUM 23:24 Behold, a people rises up as a lioness. As a lion he lifts himself up. He shall not lie down until he eats of the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain."

NUM 23:25 Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all."

NUM 23:26 But Balaam answered Balak, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'All that the LORD speaks, that I must do?' "

NUM 23:27 Balak said to Balaam, "Come now, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will please God that you may curse them for me from there."

NUM 23:28 Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks down on the desert.

NUM 23:29 Balaam said to Balak, "Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here."

NUM 23:30 Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.

Numbers Chapter 24

NUM 24:1 When Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he didn't go, as at the other times, to use divination, but he set his face towards the wilderness.

NUM 24:2 Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came on him.

NUM 24:3 He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eyes are open says;

NUM 24:4 he says, who hears the words of God, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down, and having his eyes open:

NUM 24:5 How goodly are your tents, Jacob, and your dwellings, Israel!

NUM 24:6 As valleys they are spread out, as gardens by the riverside, as aloes which the LORD has planted, as cedar trees beside the waters.

NUM 24:7 Water shall flow from his buckets. His seed shall be in many waters. His king shall be higher than Agag. His kingdom shall be exalted.

NUM 24:8 God brings him out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox. He shall consume the nations his adversaries, shall break their bones in pieces, and pierce them with his arrows.

NUM 24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Everyone who blesses you is blessed. Everyone who curses you is cursed."

NUM 24:10 Balak's anger burnt against Balaam, and he struck his hands together. Balak said to Balaam, "I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times.

NUM 24:11 Therefore, flee to your place, now! I thought to promote you to great honour; but, behold, the LORD has kept you back from honour."

NUM 24:12 Balaam said to Balak, "Didn't I also tell your messengers whom you sent to me, saying,

NUM 24:13 'If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the LORD's word, to do either good or bad from my own mind. I will say what the LORD says'?

NUM 24:14 Now, behold, I go to my people. Come, I will inform you what this people shall do to your people in the latter days."

NUM 24:15 He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eyes are open says;

NUM 24:16 he says, who hears the words of God, knows the knowledge of the Most High, and who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open:

NUM 24:17 I see him, but not now. I see him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob. A sceptre will rise out of Israel, and shall strike through the corners of Moab, and crush all the sons of Sheth.

NUM 24:18 Edom shall be a possession. Seir, his enemies, also shall be a possession, while Israel does valiantly.

NUM 24:19 Out of Jacob shall one have dominion, and shall destroy the remnant from the city."

NUM 24:20 He looked at Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his latter end shall come to destruction."

NUM 24:21 He looked at the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, "Your dwelling place is strong. Your nest is set in the rock.

NUM 24:22 Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted, until Asshur carries you away captive."

NUM 24:23 He took up his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God does this?

NUM 24:24 But ships shall come from the coast of Kittim. They shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber. He also shall come to destruction."

NUM 24:25 Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place; and Balak also went his way.

Numbers Chapter 25

NUM 25:1 Israel stayed in Shittim; and the people began to play the prostitute with the daughters of Moab;

NUM 25:2 for they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods. The people ate and bowed down to their gods.

NUM 25:3 Israel joined himself to Baal Peor, and the LORD's anger burnt against Israel.

NUM 25:4 The LORD said to Moses, "Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them up to the LORD before the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may turn away from Israel."

NUM 25:5 Moses said to the judges of Israel, "Everyone kill his men who have joined themselves to Baal Peor."

NUM 25:6 Behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought to his brothers a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

NUM 25:7 When Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the middle of the congregation, and took a spear in his hand.

NUM 25:8 He went after the man of Israel into the pavilion, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stopped amongst the children of Israel.

NUM 25:9 Those who died by the plague were twenty-four thousand.

NUM 25:10 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 25:11 "Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy amongst them, so that I didn't consume the children of Israel in my jealousy.

NUM 25:12 Therefore say, 'Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace.

NUM 25:13 It shall be to him, and to his offspring after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.' "

NUM 25:14 Now the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Midianite woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers' house amongst the Simeonites.

NUM 25:15 The name of the Midianite woman who was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur. He was head of the people of a fathers' house in Midian.

NUM 25:16 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 25:17 "Harass the Midianites, and strike them;

NUM 25:18 for they harassed you with their wiles, wherein they have deceived you in the matter of Peor, and in the incident regarding Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Peor."

Numbers Chapter 26

NUM 26:1 After the plague, the LORD spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

NUM 26:2 "Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers' houses, all who are able to go out to war in Israel."

NUM 26:3 Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,

NUM 26:4 "Take a census, from twenty years old and upward, as the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel." These are those that came out of the land of Egypt.

NUM 26:5 Reuben, the firstborn of Israel; the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;

NUM 26:6 of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

NUM 26:7 These are the families of the Reubenites; and those who were counted of them were forty-three thousand and seven hundred and thirty.

NUM 26:8 The son of Pallu: Eliab.

NUM 26:9 The sons of Eliab: Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram. These are that Dathan and Abiram who were called by the congregation, who rebelled against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah when they rebelled against the LORD;

NUM 26:10 and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah when that company died; at the time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign.

NUM 26:11 Notwithstanding, the sons of Korah didn't die.

NUM 26:12 The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;

NUM 26:13 of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

NUM 26:14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty-two thousand and two hundred.

NUM 26:15 The sons of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;

NUM 26:16 of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites;

NUM 26:17 of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

NUM 26:18 These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those who were counted of them, forty thousand and five hundred.

NUM 26:19 The sons of Judah: Er and Onan. Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

NUM 26:20 The sons of Judah after their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites.

NUM 26:21 The sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

NUM 26:22 These are the families of Judah according to those who were counted of them, seventy-six thousand and five hundred.

NUM 26:23 The sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the Punites;

NUM 26:24 of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

NUM 26:25 These are the families of Issachar according to those who were counted of them, sixty-four thousand and three hundred.

NUM 26:26 The sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.

NUM 26:27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those who were counted of them, sixty thousand and five hundred.

NUM 26:28 The sons of Joseph after their families: Manasseh and Ephraim.

NUM 26:29 The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir became the father of Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.

NUM 26:30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Iezer, the family of the Iezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites;

NUM 26:31 and Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and Shechem, the family of the Shechemites;

NUM 26:32 and Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

NUM 26:33 Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

NUM 26:34 These are the families of Manasseh. Those who were counted of them were fifty-two thousand and seven hundred.

NUM 26:35 These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.

NUM 26:36 These are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites.

NUM 26:37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those who were counted of them, thirty-two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.

NUM 26:38 The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;

NUM 26:39 of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.

NUM 26:40 The sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: the family of the Ardites; and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.

NUM 26:41 These are the sons of Benjamin after their families; and those who were counted of them were forty-five thousand and six hundred.

NUM 26:42 These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families.

NUM 26:43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were counted of them, were sixty-four thousand and four hundred.

NUM 26:44 The sons of Asher after their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Berites.

NUM 26:45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.

NUM 26:46 The name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.

NUM 26:47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were counted of them, fifty-three thousand and four hundred.

NUM 26:48 The sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites;

NUM 26:49 of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.

NUM 26:50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and those who were counted of them were forty-five thousand and four hundred.

NUM 26:51 These are those who were counted of the children of Israel, six hundred and one thousand and seven hundred and thirty.

NUM 26:52 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 26:53 "To these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

NUM 26:54 To the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance. To everyone according to those who were counted of him shall his inheritance be given.

NUM 26:55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot. According to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

NUM 26:56 According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer."

NUM 26:57 These are those who were counted of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.

NUM 26:58 These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, and the family of the Korahites. Kohath became the father of Amram.

NUM 26:59 The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt. She bore to Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.

NUM 26:60 To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

NUM 26:61 Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

NUM 26:62 Those who were counted of them were twenty-three thousand, every male from a month old and upward; for they were not counted amongst the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them amongst the children of Israel.

NUM 26:63 These are those who were counted by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who counted the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.

NUM 26:64 But amongst these there was not a man of them who were counted by Moses and Aaron the priest, who counted the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.

NUM 26:65 For the LORD had said of them, "They shall surely die in the wilderness." There was not a man left of them, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

Numbers Chapter 27

NUM 27:1 Then the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph came near. These are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

NUM 27:2 They stood before Moses, before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, at the door of the Tent of Meeting, saying,

NUM 27:3 "Our father died in the wilderness. He was not amongst the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah, but he died in his own sin. He had no sons.

NUM 27:4 Why should the name of our father be taken away from amongst his family, because he had no son? Give to us a possession amongst the brothers of our father."

NUM 27:5 Moses brought their cause before the LORD.

NUM 27:6 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 27:7 "The daughters of Zelophehad speak right. You shall surely give them a possession of an inheritance amongst their father's brothers. You shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them.

NUM 27:8 You shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'If a man dies, and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter.

NUM 27:9 If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.

NUM 27:10 If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father's brothers.

NUM 27:11 If his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his kinsman who is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it. This shall be a statute and ordinance for the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.' "

NUM 27:12 The LORD said to Moses, "Go up into this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

NUM 27:13 When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered;

NUM 27:14 because in the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, to honour me as holy at the waters before their eyes." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)

NUM 27:15 Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,

NUM 27:16 "Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

NUM 27:17 who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in, that the congregation of the LORD may not be as sheep which have no shepherd."

NUM 27:18 The LORD said to Moses, "Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him.

NUM 27:19 Set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and commission him in their sight.

NUM 27:20 You shall give authority to him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may obey.

NUM 27:21 He shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall enquire for him by the judgement of the Urim before the LORD. At his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation."

NUM 27:22 Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation.

NUM 27:23 He laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the LORD spoke by Moses.

Numbers Chapter 28

NUM 28:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 28:2 "Command the children of Israel, and tell them, 'See that you present my offering, my food for my offerings made by fire, as a pleasant aroma to me, in their due season.'

NUM 28:3 You shall tell them, 'This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to the LORD: male lambs a year old without defect, two day by day, for a continual burnt offering.

NUM 28:4 You shall offer the one lamb in the morning, and you shall offer the other lamb at evening,

NUM 28:5 with one tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a meal offering, mixed with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil.

NUM 28:6 It is a continual burnt offering which was ordained in Mount Sinai for a pleasant aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.

NUM 28:7 Its drink offering shall be the fourth part of a hin for each lamb. You shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the LORD in the holy place.

NUM 28:8 The other lamb you shall offer at evening. As the meal offering of the morning, and as its drink offering, you shall offer it, an offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma to the LORD.

NUM 28:9 " 'On the Sabbath day, you shall offer two male lambs a year old without defect, and two tenths of an ephah of fine flour for a meal offering mixed with oil, and its drink offering:

NUM 28:10 this is the burnt offering of every Sabbath, in addition to the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.

NUM 28:11 " 'In the beginnings of your months, you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without defect,

NUM 28:12 and three tenths of an ephah of fine flour for a meal offering mixed with oil, for each bull; and two tenth parts of fine flour for a meal offering mixed with oil, for the one ram;

NUM 28:13 and one tenth part of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal offering to every lamb, as a burnt offering of a pleasant aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.

NUM 28:14 Their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bull, the third part of a hin for the ram, and the fourth part of a hin for a lamb. This is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.

NUM 28:15 Also, one male goat for a sin offering to the LORD shall be offered in addition to the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.

NUM 28:16 " 'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is the LORD's Passover.

NUM 28:17 On the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast. Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.

NUM 28:18 In the first day shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work,

NUM 28:19 but you shall offer an offering made by fire, a burnt offering to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old. They shall be without defect,

NUM 28:20 with their meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil. You shall offer three tenths for a bull, and two tenths for the ram.

NUM 28:21 You shall offer one tenth for every lamb of the seven lambs;

NUM 28:22 and one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you.

NUM 28:23 You shall offer these in addition to the burnt offering of the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.

NUM 28:24 In this way you shall offer daily, for seven days, the food of the offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD. It shall be offered in addition to the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.

NUM 28:25 On the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work.

NUM 28:26 " 'Also in the day of the first fruits, when you offer a new meal offering to the LORD in your feast of weeks, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work;

NUM 28:27 but you shall offer a burnt offering for a pleasant aroma to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs a year old;

NUM 28:28 and their meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths for each bull, two tenths for the one ram,

NUM 28:29 one tenth for every lamb of the seven lambs;

NUM 28:30 and one male goat, to make atonement for you.

NUM 28:31 Besides the continual burnt offering and its meal offering, you shall offer them and their drink offerings. See that they are without defect.

Numbers Chapter 29

NUM 29:1 " 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no regular work. It is a day of blowing of trumpets to you.

NUM 29:2 You shall offer a burnt offering for a pleasant aroma to the LORD: one young bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without defect;

NUM 29:3 and their meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three tenths for the bull, two tenths for the ram,

NUM 29:4 and one tenth for every lamb of the seven lambs;

NUM 29:5 and one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you;

NUM 29:6 in addition to the burnt offering of the new moon with its meal offering, and the continual burnt offering with its meal offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, for a pleasant aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.

NUM 29:7 " 'On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall afflict your souls. You shall do no kind of work;

NUM 29:8 but you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD for a pleasant aroma: one young bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old, all without defect;

NUM 29:9 and their meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three tenths for the bull, two tenths for the one ram,

NUM 29:10 one tenth for every lamb of the seven lambs;

NUM 29:11 one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and its meal offering, and their drink offerings.

NUM 29:12 " 'On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work. You shall keep a feast to the LORD seven days.

NUM 29:13 You shall offer a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to the LORD: thirteen young bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect;

NUM 29:14 and their meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil: three tenths for every bull of the thirteen bulls, two tenths for each ram of the two rams,

NUM 29:15 and one tenth for every lamb of the fourteen lambs;

NUM 29:16 and one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering.

NUM 29:17 " 'On the second day you shall offer twelve young bulls, two rams, and fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

NUM 29:18 and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

NUM 29:19 and one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the continual burnt offering, with its meal offering and their drink offerings.

NUM 29:20 " 'On the third day: eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

NUM 29:21 and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

NUM 29:22 and one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the continual burnt offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

NUM 29:23 " 'On the fourth day ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

NUM 29:24 their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

NUM 29:25 and one male goat for a sin offering; in addition to the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering.

NUM 29:26 " 'On the fifth day: nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

NUM 29:27 and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance,

NUM 29:28 and one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the continual burnt offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

NUM 29:29 " 'On the sixth day: eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

NUM 29:30 and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance,

NUM 29:31 and one male goat for a sin offering; in addition to the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and the drink offerings of it.

NUM 29:32 " 'On the seventh day: seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

NUM 29:33 and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance,

NUM 29:34 and one male goat for a sin offering; in addition to the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering.

NUM 29:35 " 'On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly. You shall do no regular work;

NUM 29:36 but you shall offer a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a pleasant aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without defect;

NUM 29:37 their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the ordinance,

NUM 29:38 and one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the continual burnt offering, with its meal offering, and its drink offering.

NUM 29:39 " 'You shall offer these to the LORD in your set feasts-in addition to your vows and your free will offerings-for your burnt offerings, your meal offerings, your drink offerings, and your peace offerings.' "

NUM 29:40 Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers Chapter 30

NUM 30:1 Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded.

NUM 30:2 When a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

NUM 30:3 "Also, when a woman vows a vow to the LORD and binds herself by a pledge, being in her father's house, in her youth,

NUM 30:4 and her father hears her vow and her pledge with which she has bound her soul, and her father says nothing to her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge with which she has bound her soul shall stand.

NUM 30:5 But if her father forbids her in the day that he hears, none of her vows or of her pledges with which she has bound her soul, shall stand. The LORD will forgive her, because her father has forbidden her.

NUM 30:6 "If she has a husband, while her vows are on her, or the rash utterance of her lips with which she has bound her soul,

NUM 30:7 and her husband hears it, and says nothing to her in the day that he hears it; then her vows shall stand, and her pledges with which she has bound her soul shall stand.

NUM 30:8 But if her husband forbids her in the day that he hears it, then he makes void her vow which is on her and the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul. The LORD will forgive her.

NUM 30:9 "But the vow of a widow, or of her who is divorced, everything with which she has bound her soul shall stand against her.

NUM 30:10 "If she vowed in her husband's house or bound her soul by a bond with an oath,

NUM 30:11 and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her and didn't disallow her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge with which she bound her soul shall stand.

NUM 30:12 But if her husband made them null and void in the day that he heard them, then whatever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand. Her husband has made them void. The LORD will forgive her.

NUM 30:13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

NUM 30:14 But if her husband says nothing to her from day to day, then he establishes all her vows or all her pledges which are on her. He has established them, because he said nothing to her in the day that he heard them.

NUM 30:15 But if he makes them null and void after he has heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity."

NUM 30:16 These are the statutes which the LORD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter, being in her youth, in her father's house.

Numbers Chapter 31

NUM 31:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 31:2 "Avenge the children of Israel on the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people."

NUM 31:3 Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm men from amongst you for war, that they may go against Midian, to execute the LORD's vengeance on Midian.

NUM 31:4  You shall send one thousand out of every tribe, throughout all the tribes of Israel, to the war."

NUM 31:5 So there were delivered, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

NUM 31:6 Moses sent them, one thousand of every tribe, to the war with Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.

NUM 31:7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses. They killed every male.

NUM 31:8 They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

NUM 31:9 The children of Israel took the women of Midian captive with their little ones; and all their livestock, all their flocks, and all their goods, they took as plunder.

NUM 31:10 All their cities in the places in which they lived, and all their encampments, they burnt with fire.

NUM 31:11 They took all the captives, and all the plunder, both of man and of animal.

NUM 31:12 They brought the captives with the prey and the plunder, to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the children of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan at Jericho.

NUM 31:13 Moses and Eleazar the priest, with all the princes of the congregation, went out to meet them outside of the camp.

NUM 31:14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who came from the service of the war.

NUM 31:15 Moses said to them, "Have you saved all the women alive?

NUM 31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and so the plague was amongst the congregation of the LORD.

NUM 31:17 Now therefore kill every male amongst the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.

NUM 31:18 But all the girls, who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

NUM 31:19 "Encamp outside of the camp for seven days. Whoever has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves on the third day and on the seventh day, you and your captives.

NUM 31:20 You shall purify every garment, and all that is made of skin, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood."

NUM 31:21 Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who went to the battle, "This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded Moses:

NUM 31:22 however the gold, and the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

NUM 31:23 everything that may withstand the fire, you shall make to go through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it shall be purified with the water for impurity. All that doesn't withstand the fire you shall make to go through the water.

NUM 31:24 You shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean. Afterward you shall come into the camp."

NUM 31:25 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 31:26 "Count the plunder that was taken, both of man and of animal, you, and Eleazar the priest, and the heads of the fathers' households of the congregation;

NUM 31:27 and divide the plunder into two parts: between the men skilled in war, who went out to battle, and all the congregation.

NUM 31:28 Levy a tribute to the LORD of the men of war who went out to battle: one soul of five hundred; of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys, and of the flocks.

NUM 31:29 Take it from their half, and give it to Eleazar the priest, for the LORD's wave offering.

NUM 31:30 Of the children of Israel's half, you shall take one drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys, and of the flocks, of all the livestock, and give them to the Levites, who perform the duty of the LORD's tabernacle."

NUM 31:31 Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.

NUM 31:32 Now the plunder, over and above the booty which the men of war took, was six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep,

NUM 31:33 seventy-two thousand head of cattle,

NUM 31:34 sixty-one thousand donkeys,

NUM 31:35 and thirty-two thousand persons in all, of the women who had not known man by lying with him.

NUM 31:36 The half, which was the portion of those who went out to war, was in number three hundred and thirty-seven thousand and five hundred sheep;

NUM 31:37 and the LORD's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and seventy-five.

NUM 31:38 The cattle were thirty-six thousand, of which the LORD's tribute was seventy-two.

NUM 31:39 The donkeys were thirty thousand and five hundred, of which the LORD's tribute was sixty-one.

NUM 31:40 The persons were sixteen thousand, of whom the LORD's tribute was thirty-two persons.

NUM 31:41 Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD's wave offering, to Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses.

NUM 31:42 Of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided off from the men who fought

NUM 31:43 (now the congregation's half was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand and five hundred sheep,

NUM 31:44 thirty-six thousand head of cattle,

NUM 31:45 thirty thousand and five hundred donkeys,

NUM 31:46 and sixteen thousand persons),

NUM 31:47 even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of animal, and gave them to the Levites, who performed the duty of the LORD's tabernacle, as the LORD commanded Moses.

NUM 31:48 The officers who were over the thousands of the army, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, came near to Moses.

NUM 31:49 They said to Moses, "Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war who are under our command, and there lacks not one man of us.

NUM 31:50 We have brought the LORD's offering, what every man found: gold ornaments, armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and necklaces, to make atonement for our souls before the LORD."

NUM 31:51 Moses and Eleazar the priest took their gold, even all worked jewels.

NUM 31:52 All the gold of the wave offering that they offered up to the LORD, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand and seven hundred and fifty shekels.

NUM 31:53 The men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.

NUM 31:54 Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the Tent of Meeting for a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD.

Numbers Chapter 32

NUM 32:1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of livestock. They saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead. Behold, the place was a place for livestock.

NUM 32:2 Then the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the princes of the congregation, saying,

NUM 32:3 "Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon,

NUM 32:4 the land which The LORD struck before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock; and your servants have livestock."

NUM 32:5 They said, "If we have found favour in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession. Don't bring us over the Jordan."

NUM 32:6 Moses said to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, "Shall your brothers go to war while you sit here?

NUM 32:7 Why do you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD has given them?

NUM 32:8 Your fathers did so when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to see the land.

NUM 32:9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.

NUM 32:10 The LORD's anger burnt in that day, and he swore, saying,

NUM 32:11 'Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me,

NUM 32:12 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun, because they have followed the LORD completely.'

NUM 32:13 The LORD's anger burnt against Israel, and he made them wander back and forth in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation who had done evil in the LORD's sight was consumed.

NUM 32:14 "Behold, you have risen up in your fathers' place, an increase of sinful men, to increase the fierce anger of the LORD towards Israel.

NUM 32:15 For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you will destroy all these people."

NUM 32:16 They came near to him, and said, "We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock, and cities for our little ones;

NUM 32:17 but we ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel, until we have brought them to their place. Our little ones shall dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

NUM 32:18 We will not return to our houses until the children of Israel have all received their inheritance.

NUM 32:19 For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has come to us on this side of the Jordan eastward."

NUM 32:20 Moses said to them: "If you will do this thing, if you will arm yourselves to go before the LORD to the war,

NUM 32:21 and every one of your armed men will pass over the Jordan before the LORD until he has driven out his enemies from before him,

NUM 32:22 and the land is subdued before the LORD; then afterward you shall return, and be clear of obligation to the LORD and to Israel. Then this land shall be your possession before the LORD.

NUM 32:23 "But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your sin will find you out.

NUM 32:24 Build cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth."

NUM 32:25 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, "Your servants will do as my lord commands.

NUM 32:26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our livestock shall be there in the cities of Gilead;

NUM 32:27 but your servants will pass over, every man who is armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord says."

NUM 32:28 So Moses commanded concerning them to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers' households of the tribes of the children of Israel.

NUM 32:29 Moses said to them, "If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over the Jordan, every man who is armed to battle before the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession;

NUM 32:30 but if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions amongst you in the land of Canaan."

NUM 32:31 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, "As the LORD has said to your servants, so will we do.

NUM 32:32 We will pass over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us beyond the Jordan."

NUM 32:33 Moses gave to them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan; the land, according to its cities and borders, even the cities of the surrounding land.

NUM 32:34 The children of Gad built Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,

NUM 32:35 Atroth-shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,

NUM 32:36 Beth Nimrah, and Beth Haran: fortified cities and folds for sheep.

NUM 32:37 The children of Reuben built Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim,

NUM 32:38 Nebo, and Baal Meon, (their names being changed), and Sibmah. They gave other names to the cities which they built.

NUM 32:39 The children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, took it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were therein.

NUM 32:40 Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh; and he lived therein.

NUM 32:41 Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its villages, and called them Havvoth Jair.

NUM 32:42 Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

Numbers Chapter 33

NUM 33:1 These are the journeys of the children of Israel, when they went out of the land of Egypt by their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron.

NUM 33:2 Moses wrote the starting points of their journeys by the commandment of the LORD. These are their journeys according to their starting points.

NUM 33:3 They travelled from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the next day after the Passover, the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians,

NUM 33:4 while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had struck amongst them. The LORD also executed judgements on their gods.

NUM 33:5 The children of Israel travelled from Rameses, and encamped in Succoth.

NUM 33:6 They travelled from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.

NUM 33:7 They travelled from Etham, and turned back to Pihahiroth, which is before Baal Zephon, and they encamped before Migdol.

NUM 33:8 They travelled from before Hahiroth, and crossed through the middle of the sea into the wilderness. They went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and encamped in Marah.

NUM 33:9 They travelled from Marah, and came to Elim. In Elim, there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there.

NUM 33:10 They travelled from Elim, and encamped by the Red Sea.

NUM 33:11 They travelled from the Red Sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.

NUM 33:12 They travelled from the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah.

NUM 33:13 They travelled from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush.

NUM 33:14 They travelled from Alush, and encamped in Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.

NUM 33:15 They travelled from Rephidim, and encamped in the wilderness of Sinai.

NUM 33:16 They travelled from the wilderness of Sinai, and encamped in Kibroth Hattaavah.

NUM 33:17 They travelled from Kibroth Hattaavah, and encamped in Hazeroth.

NUM 33:18 They travelled from Hazeroth, and encamped in Rithmah.

NUM 33:19 They travelled from Rithmah, and encamped in Rimmon Perez.

NUM 33:20 They travelled from Rimmon Perez, and encamped in Libnah.

NUM 33:21 They travelled from Libnah, and encamped in Rissah.

NUM 33:22 They travelled from Rissah, and encamped in Kehelathah.

NUM 33:23 They travelled from Kehelathah, and encamped in Mount Shepher.

NUM 33:24 They travelled from Mount Shepher, and encamped in Haradah.

NUM 33:25 They travelled from Haradah, and encamped in Makheloth.

NUM 33:26 They travelled from Makheloth, and encamped in Tahath.

NUM 33:27 They travelled from Tahath, and encamped in Terah.

NUM 33:28 They travelled from Terah, and encamped in Mithkah.

NUM 33:29 They travelled from Mithkah, and encamped in Hashmonah.

NUM 33:30 They travelled from Hashmonah, and encamped in Moseroth.

NUM 33:31 They travelled from Moseroth, and encamped in Bene Jaakan.

NUM 33:32 They travelled from Bene Jaakan, and encamped in Hor Haggidgad.

NUM 33:33 They travelled from Hor Haggidgad, and encamped in Jotbathah.

NUM 33:34 They travelled from Jotbathah, and encamped in Abronah.

NUM 33:35 They travelled from Abronah, and encamped in Ezion Geber.

NUM 33:36 They travelled from Ezion Geber, and encamped at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.

NUM 33:37 They travelled from Kadesh, and encamped in Mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

NUM 33:38 Aaron the priest went up into Mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first day of the month.

NUM 33:39 Aaron was one hundred and twenty-three years old when he died in Mount Hor.

NUM 33:40 The Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the South in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.

NUM 33:41 They travelled from Mount Hor, and encamped in Zalmonah.

NUM 33:42 They travelled from Zalmonah, and encamped in Punon.

NUM 33:43 They travelled from Punon, and encamped in Oboth.

NUM 33:44 They travelled from Oboth, and encamped in Iye Abarim, in the border of Moab.

NUM 33:45 They travelled from Iyim, and encamped in Dibon Gad.

NUM 33:46 They travelled from Dibon Gad, and encamped in Almon Diblathaim.

NUM 33:47 They travelled from Almon Diblathaim, and encamped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

NUM 33:48 They travelled from the mountains of Abarim, and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.

NUM 33:49 They encamped by the Jordan, from Beth Jeshimoth even to Abel Shittim in the plains of Moab.

NUM 33:50 The LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,

NUM 33:51 Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, "When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

NUM 33:52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their stone idols, destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places.

NUM 33:53 You shall take possession of the land, and dwell therein; for I have given the land to you to possess it.

NUM 33:54 You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to any man, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.

NUM 33:55 "But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those you let remain of them will be like pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will harass you in the land in which you dwell.

NUM 33:56 It shall happen that as I thought to do to them, so I will do to you."

Numbers Chapter 34

NUM 34:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 34:2 "Command the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When you come into the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to its borders),

NUM 34:3 then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the side of Edom, and your south border shall be from the end of the Salt Sea eastward.

NUM 34:4 Your border shall turn about southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; and it shall pass southward of Kadesh Barnea; and it shall go from there to Hazar Addar, and pass along to Azmon.

NUM 34:5 The border shall turn about from Azmon to the brook of Egypt, and it shall end at the sea.

NUM 34:6 " 'For the western border, you shall have the great sea and its border. This shall be your west border.

NUM 34:7 " 'This shall be your north border: from the great sea you shall mark out for yourselves Mount Hor.

NUM 34:8 From Mount Hor you shall mark out to the entrance of Hamath; and the border shall pass by Zedad.

NUM 34:9 Then the border shall go to Ziphron, and it shall end at Hazar Enan. This shall be your north border.

NUM 34:10 " 'You shall mark out your east border from Hazar Enan to Shepham.

NUM 34:11 The border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain. The border shall go down, and shall reach to the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward.

NUM 34:12 The border shall go down to the Jordan, and end at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land according to its borders around it.' "

NUM 34:13 Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, "This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe;

NUM 34:14 for the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their fathers' houses, the tribe of the children of Gad according to their fathers' houses, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance.

NUM 34:15 The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, towards the sunrise."

NUM 34:16 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 34:17 "These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.

NUM 34:18 You shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land for inheritance.

NUM 34:19 These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

NUM 34:20 Of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.

NUM 34:21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.

NUM 34:22 Of the tribe of the children of Dan a prince, Bukki the son of Jogli.

NUM 34:23 Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh a prince, Hanniel the son of Ephod.

NUM 34:24 Of the tribe of the children of Ephraim a prince, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.

NUM 34:25 Of the tribe of the children of Zebulun a prince, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.

NUM 34:26 Of the tribe of the children of Issachar a prince, Paltiel the son of Azzan.

NUM 34:27 Of the tribe of the children of Asher a prince, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.

NUM 34:28 Of the tribe of the children of Naphtali a prince, Pedahel the son of Ammihud."

NUM 34:29 These are they whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance to the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

Numbers Chapter 35

NUM 35:1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,

NUM 35:2 "Command the children of Israel to give to the Levites cities to dwell in out of their inheritance. You shall give pasture lands for the cities around them to the Levites.

NUM 35:3 They shall have the cities to dwell in. Their pasture lands shall be for their livestock, and for their possessions, and for all their animals.

NUM 35:4 "The pasture lands of the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, shall be from the wall of the city and outward one thousand cubits around it.

NUM 35:5 You shall measure outside of the city for the east side two thousand cubits, and for the south side two thousand cubits, and for the west side two thousand cubits, and for the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the middle. This shall be the pasture lands of their cities.

NUM 35:6 "The cities which you shall give to the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the man slayer to flee to. Besides them you shall give forty-two cities.

NUM 35:7 All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities together with their pasture lands.

NUM 35:8 Concerning the cities which you shall give of the possession of the children of Israel, from the many you shall take many, and from the few you shall take few. Everyone according to his inheritance which he inherits shall give some of his cities to the Levites."

NUM 35:9 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

NUM 35:10 "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

NUM 35:11 then you shall appoint for yourselves cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the man slayer who kills any person unwittingly may flee there.

NUM 35:12 The cities shall be for your refuge from the avenger, that the man slayer not die until he stands before the congregation for judgement.

NUM 35:13 The cities which you shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge.

NUM 35:14 You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and you shall give three cities in the land of Canaan. They shall be cities of refuge.

NUM 35:15 For the children of Israel, and for the stranger and for the foreigner living amongst them, shall these six cities be for refuge, that everyone who kills any person unwittingly may flee there.

NUM 35:16 " 'But if he struck him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death.

NUM 35:17 If he struck him with a stone in the hand, by which a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death.

NUM 35:18 Or if he struck him with a weapon of wood in the hand, by which a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death.

NUM 35:19 The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death. When he meets him, he shall put him to death.

NUM 35:20 If he shoved him out of hatred, or hurled something at him while lying in wait, so that he died,

NUM 35:21 or in hostility struck him with his hand, so that he died, he who struck him shall surely be put to death. He is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.

NUM 35:22 " 'But if he shoved him suddenly without hostility, or hurled on him anything without lying in wait,

NUM 35:23 or with any stone, by which a man may die, not seeing him, and cast it on him so that he died, and he was not his enemy and not seeking his harm,

NUM 35:24 then the congregation shall judge between the striker and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances.

NUM 35:25 The congregation shall deliver the man slayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge, where he had fled. He shall dwell therein until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.

NUM 35:26 " 'But if the man slayer shall at any time go beyond the border of his city of refuge where he flees,

NUM 35:27 and the avenger of blood finds him outside of the border of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood kills the man slayer, he shall not be guilty of blood,

NUM 35:28 because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest, the man slayer shall return into the land of his possession.

NUM 35:29 " 'These things shall be for a statute and ordinance to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

NUM 35:30 " 'Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be slain based on the testimony of witnesses; but one witness shall not testify alone against any person so that he dies.

NUM 35:31 " 'Moreover you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death. He shall surely be put to death.

NUM 35:32 " 'You shall take no ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may come again to dwell in the land before the death of the priest.

NUM 35:33 " 'So you shall not pollute the land where you live; for blood pollutes the land. No atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed in it, but by the blood of him who shed it.

NUM 35:34 You shall not defile the land which you inhabit, where I dwell; for I, the LORD, dwell amongst the children of Israel.' "

Numbers Chapter 36

NUM 36:1 The heads of the fathers' households of the family of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spoke before Moses and before the princes, the heads of the fathers' households of the children of Israel.

NUM 36:2 They said, "The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the children of Israel. My lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters.

NUM 36:3 If they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then their inheritance will be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they shall belong. So it will be taken away from the lot of our inheritance.

NUM 36:4 When the jubilee of the children of Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they shall belong. So their inheritance will be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers."

NUM 36:5 Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the LORD's word, saying, "The tribe of the sons of Joseph speak what is right.

NUM 36:6 This is the thing which the LORD commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, 'Let them be married to whom they think best, only they shall marry into the family of the tribe of their father.

NUM 36:7 So shall no inheritance of the children of Israel move from tribe to tribe; for the children of Israel shall all keep the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

NUM 36:8 Every daughter who possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may each possess the inheritance of his fathers.

NUM 36:9 So shall no inheritance move from one tribe to another tribe; for the tribes of the children of Israel shall each keep his own inheritance.' "

NUM 36:10 The daughters of Zelophehad did as the LORD commanded Moses:

NUM 36:11 for Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to their father's brothers' sons.

NUM 36:12 They were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph. Their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father.

NUM 36:13 These are the commandments and the ordinances which the LORD commanded by Moses to the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.

Deuteronomy Chapter 1

DEU 1:1 These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suf, between Paran, Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab.

DEU 1:2 It is eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea.

DEU 1:3 In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, Moses spoke to the children of Israel according to all that the LORD had given him in commandment to them,

DEU 1:4 after he had struck Sihon the king of the Amorites who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan who lived in Ashtaroth, at Edrei.

DEU 1:5 Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this law, saying,

DEU 1:6 "The LORD our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying, 'You have lived long enough at this mountain.

DEU 1:7 Turn, and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all the places near there: in the Arabah, in the hill country, in the lowland, in the South, by the seashore, in the land of the Canaanites, and in Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.

DEU 1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you. Go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers-to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob-to give to them and to their offspring after them.' "

DEU 1:9 I spoke to you at that time, saying, "I am not able to bear you myself alone.

DEU 1:10 The LORD your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are today as the stars of the sky for multitude.

DEU 1:11 The LORD, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you, as he has promised you!

DEU 1:12 How can I myself alone bear your problems, your burdens, and your strife?

DEU 1:13 Take wise men of understanding who are respected amongst your tribes, and I will make them heads over you."

DEU 1:14 You answered me, and said, "The thing which you have spoken is good to do."

DEU 1:15 So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and respected men, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, captains of hundreds, captains of fifties, captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes.

DEU 1:16 I commanded your judges at that time, saying, "Hear cases between your brothers and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the foreigner who is living with him.

DEU 1:17 You shall not show partiality in judgement; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgement is God's. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it."

DEU 1:18 I commanded you at that time all the things which you should do.

DEU 1:19 We travelled from Horeb and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw, by the way to the hill country of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh Barnea.

DEU 1:20 I said to you, "You have come to the hill country of the Amorites, which the LORD our God gives to us.

DEU 1:21 Behold, the LORD your God has set the land before you. Go up, take possession, as the LORD the God of your fathers has spoken to you. Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed."

DEU 1:22 You came near to me, everyone of you, and said, "Let's send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring back to us word of the way by which we must go up, and the cities to which we shall come."

DEU 1:23 The thing pleased me well. I took twelve of your men, one man for every tribe.

DEU 1:24 They turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out.

DEU 1:25 They took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us, and brought us word again, and said, "It is a good land which the LORD our God gives to us."

DEU 1:26 Yet you wouldn't go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God.

DEU 1:27 You murmured in your tents, and said, "Because the LORD hated us, he has brought us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us.

DEU 1:28 Where are we going up? Our brothers have made our heart melt, saying, 'The people are greater and taller than we. The cities are great and fortified up to the sky. Moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there!' "

DEU 1:29 Then I said to you, "Don't be terrified. Don't be afraid of them.

DEU 1:30 The LORD your God, who goes before you, he will fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes,

DEU 1:31 and in the wilderness where you have seen how that the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went, until you came to this place."

DEU 1:32 Yet in this thing you didn't believe the LORD your God,

DEU 1:33 who went before you on the way, to seek out a place for you to pitch your tents in: in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in the cloud by day.

DEU 1:34 The LORD heard the voice of your words and was angry, and swore, saying,

DEU 1:35 "Surely not one of these men of this evil generation shall see the good land which I swore to give to your fathers,

DEU 1:36 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh. He shall see it. I will give the land that he has trodden on to him and to his children, because he has wholly followed the LORD."

DEU 1:37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, "You also shall not go in there.

DEU 1:38 Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, shall go in there. Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

DEU 1:39 Moreover your little ones, whom you said would be captured or killed, your children, who today have no knowledge of good or evil, shall go in there. I will give it to them, and they shall possess it.

DEU 1:40 But as for you, turn, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea."

DEU 1:41 Then you answered and said to me, "We have sinned against the LORD. We will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us." Every man of you put on his weapons of war, and presumed to go up into the hill country.

DEU 1:42 The LORD said to me, "Tell them, 'Don't go up and don't fight; for I am not amongst you, lest you be struck before your enemies.' "

DEU 1:43 So I spoke to you, and you didn't listen; but you rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and were presumptuous, and went up into the hill country.

DEU 1:44 The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you and chased you as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah.

DEU 1:45 You returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD didn't listen to your voice, nor turn his ear to you.

DEU 1:46 So you stayed in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you remained.

Deuteronomy Chapter 2

DEU 2:1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me; and we encircled Mount Seir many days.

DEU 2:2 The LORD spoke to me, saying,

DEU 2:3 "You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward.

DEU 2:4 Command the people, saying, 'You are to pass through the border of your brothers, the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. Therefore be careful.

DEU 2:5 Don't contend with them; for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession.

DEU 2:6 You shall purchase food from them for money, that you may eat. You shall also buy water from them for money, that you may drink.' "

DEU 2:7 For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has known your walking through this great wilderness. These forty years, the LORD your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing.

DEU 2:8 So we passed by from our brothers, the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, from the way of the Arabah from Elath and from Ezion Geber. We turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.

DEU 2:9 The LORD said to me, "Don't bother Moab, neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give you any of his land for a possession, because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession."

DEU 2:10 (The Emim lived there before, a great and numerous people, and tall as the Anakim.

DEU 2:11 These also are considered to be Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim.

DEU 2:12 The Horites also lived in Seir in the past, but the children of Esau succeeded them. They destroyed them from before them, and lived in their place, as Israel did to the land of his possession, which the LORD gave to them.)

DEU 2:13 "Now rise up, and cross over the brook Zered." We went over the brook Zered.

DEU 2:14 The days in which we came from Kadesh Barnea until we had come over the brook Zered were thirty-eight years: until all the generation of the men of war were consumed from the middle of the camp, as the LORD swore to them.

DEU 2:15 Moreover the LORD's hand was against them, to destroy them from the middle of the camp, until they were consumed.

DEU 2:16 So, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from amongst the people,

DEU 2:17 the LORD spoke to me, saying,

DEU 2:18 "You are to pass over Ar, the border of Moab, today.

DEU 2:19 When you come near the border of the children of Ammon, don't bother them, nor contend with them; for I will not give you any of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession, because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession."

DEU 2:20 (That also is considered a land of Rephaim. Rephaim lived there in the past, but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

DEU 2:21 a great people, many, and tall, as the Anakim; but the LORD destroyed them from before Israel, and they succeeded them, and lived in their place;

DEU 2:22 as he did for the children of Esau who dwell in Seir, when he destroyed the Horites from before them; and they succeeded them, and lived in their place even to this day.

DEU 2:23 Then the Avvim, who lived in villages as far as Gaza: the Caphtorim, who came out of Caphtor, destroyed them and lived in their place.)

DEU 2:24 "Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of the Arnon. Behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

DEU 2:25 Today I will begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you on the peoples who are under the whole sky, who shall hear the report of you, and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you."

DEU 2:26 I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,

DEU 2:27 "Let me pass through your land. I will go along by the highway. I will turn neither to the right hand nor to the left.

DEU 2:28 You shall sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink. Just let me pass through on my feet,

DEU 2:29 as the children of Esau who dwell in Seir, and the Moabites who dwell in Ar, did to me; until I pass over the Jordan into the land which the LORD our God gives us."

DEU 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into your hand, as it is today.

DEU 2:31 The LORD said to me, "Behold, I have begun to deliver up Sihon and his land before you. Begin to possess, that you may inherit his land."

DEU 2:32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Jahaz.

DEU 2:33 The LORD our God delivered him up before us; and we struck him, his sons, and all his people.

DEU 2:34 We took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones. We left no one remaining.

DEU 2:35 Only the livestock we took for plunder for ourselves, with the plunder of the cities which we had taken.

DEU 2:36 From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the valley, even to Gilead, there was not a city too high for us. The LORD our God delivered up all before us.

DEU 2:37 Only to the land of the children of Ammon you didn't come near: all the banks of the river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill country, and wherever the LORD our God forbade us.

Deuteronomy Chapter 3

DEU 3:1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan. Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

DEU 3:2 The LORD said to me, "Don't fear him; for I have delivered him, with all his people, and his land, into your hand. You shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon."

DEU 3:3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hand Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people. We struck him until no one was left to him remaining.

DEU 3:4 We took all his cities at that time. There was not a city which we didn't take from them: sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

DEU 3:5 All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, in addition to a great many villages without walls.

DEU 3:6 We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones.

DEU 3:7 But all the livestock, and the plunder of the cities, we took for plunder for ourselves.

DEU 3:8 We took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon.

DEU 3:9 (The Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir.)

DEU 3:10 We took all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, to Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

DEU 3:11 (For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim. Behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron. Isn't it in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? Nine cubits was its length, and four cubits its width, after the cubit of a man.)

DEU 3:12 This land we took in possession at that time: from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead with its cities, I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites;

DEU 3:13 and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half-tribe of Manasseh-all the region of Argob, even all Bashan. (The same is called the land of Rephaim.

DEU 3:14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even Bashan, after his own name, Havvoth Jair, to this day.)

DEU 3:15 I gave Gilead to Machir.

DEU 3:16 To the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the valley of the Arnon, the middle of the valley, and its border, even to the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;

DEU 3:17 the Arabah also, and the Jordan and its border, from Chinnereth even to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

DEU 3:18 I commanded you at that time, saying, "The LORD your God has given you this land to possess it. All of you men of valour shall pass over armed before your brothers, the children of Israel.

DEU 3:19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your livestock, (I know that you have much livestock), shall live in your cities which I have given you,

DEU 3:20 until the LORD gives rest to your brothers, as to you, and they also possess the land which the LORD your God gives them beyond the Jordan. Then you shall each return to his own possession, which I have given you."

DEU 3:21 I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, "Your eyes have seen all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings. So shall the LORD do to all the kingdoms where you go over.

DEU 3:22 You shall not fear them; for the LORD your God himself fights for you."

DEU 3:23 I begged GOD at that time, saying,

DEU 3:24 "Lord GOD, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or in earth that can do works like yours, and mighty acts like yours?

DEU 3:25 Please let me go over and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that fine mountain, and Lebanon."

DEU 3:26 But the LORD was angry with me because of you, and didn't listen to me. The LORD said to me, "That is enough! Speak no more to me of this matter.

DEU 3:27 Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see with your eyes; for you shall not go over this Jordan.

DEU 3:28 But commission Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you shall see."

DEU 3:29 So we stayed in the valley near Beth Peor.

Deuteronomy Chapter 4

DEU 4:1 Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and to the ordinances which I teach you, to do them; that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, gives you.

DEU 4:2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

DEU 4:3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal Peor; for the LORD your God has destroyed all the men who followed Baal Peor from amongst you.

DEU 4:4 But you who were faithful to the LORD your God are all alive today.

DEU 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do so in the middle of the land where you go in to possess it.

DEU 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who shall hear all these statutes and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

DEU 4:7 For what great nation is there that has a god so near to them as the LORD our God is whenever we call on him?

DEU 4:8 What great nation is there that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law which I set before you today?

DEU 4:9 Only be careful, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children's children-

DEU 4:10 the day that you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, "Assemble the people to me, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children."

DEU 4:11 You came near and stood under the mountain. The mountain burnt with fire to the heart of the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.

DEU 4:12 The LORD spoke to you out of the middle of the fire: you heard the voice of words, but you saw no form; you only heard a voice.

DEU 4:13 He declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even the ten commandments. He wrote them on two stone tablets.

DEU 4:14 The LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it.

DEU 4:15 Be very careful, for you saw no kind of form on the day that the LORD spoke to you in Horeb out of the middle of the fire,

DEU 4:16 lest you corrupt yourselves, and make yourself a carved image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

DEU 4:17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,

DEU 4:18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth;

DEU 4:19 and lest you lift up your eyes to the sky, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the army of the sky, you are drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole sky.

DEU 4:20 But the LORD has taken you, and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be to him a people of inheritance, as it is today.

DEU 4:21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in to that good land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance;

DEU 4:22 but I must die in this land. I must not go over the Jordan, but you shall go over and possess that good land.

DEU 4:23 Be careful, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make yourselves a carved image in the form of anything which the LORD your God has forbidden you.

DEU 4:24 For the LORD your God is a devouring fire, a jealous God.

DEU 4:25 When you shall father children and children's children, and you shall have been long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a carved image in the form of anything, and shall do that which is evil in the LORD your God's sight to provoke him to anger,

DEU 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will soon utterly perish from off the land which you go over the Jordan to possess it. You will not prolong your days on it, but will utterly be destroyed.

DEU 4:27 The LORD will scatter you amongst the peoples, and you will be left few in number amongst the nations where the LORD will lead you away.

DEU 4:28 There you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

DEU 4:29 But from there you shall seek the LORD your God, and you shall find him when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

DEU 4:30 When you are in oppression, and all these things have come on you, in the latter days you shall return to the LORD your God and listen to his voice.

DEU 4:31 For the LORD your God is a merciful God. He will not fail you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them.

DEU 4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from the one end of the sky to the other, whether there has been anything as great as this thing is, or has been heard like it?

DEU 4:33 Did a people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the middle of the fire, as you have heard, and live?

DEU 4:34 Or has God tried to go and take a nation for himself from amongst another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand, by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

DEU 4:35 It was shown to you so that you might know that the LORD is God. There is no one else besides him.

DEU 4:36 Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you. On earth he made you to see his great fire; and you heard his words out of the middle of the fire.

DEU 4:37 Because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their offspring after them, and brought you out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt;

DEU 4:38 to drive out nations from before you greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today.

DEU 4:39 Know therefore today, and take it to heart, that the LORD himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath. There is no one else.

DEU 4:40 You shall keep his statutes and his commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God gives you for all time.

DEU 4:41 Then Moses set apart three cities beyond the Jordan towards the sunrise,

DEU 4:42 that the man slayer might flee there, who kills his neighbour unintentionally and didn't hate him in time past, and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live:

DEU 4:43 Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.

DEU 4:44 This is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel.

DEU 4:45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances which Moses spoke to the children of Israel when they came out of Egypt,

DEU 4:46 beyond the Jordan, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel struck when they came out of Egypt.

DEU 4:47 They took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan towards the sunrise;

DEU 4:48 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, even to Mount Sion (also called Hermon),

DEU 4:49 and all the Arabah beyond the Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.

Deuteronomy Chapter 5

DEU 5:1 Moses called to all Israel, and said to them, "Hear, Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears today, that you may learn them, and observe to do them."

DEU 5:2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.

DEU 5:3 The LORD didn't make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive today.

DEU 5:4 The LORD spoke with you face to face on the mountain out of the middle of the fire,

DEU 5:5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to show you the LORD's word; for you were afraid because of the fire, and didn't go up onto the mountain) saying,

DEU 5:6 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

DEU 5:7 "You shall have no other gods before me.

DEU 5:8 "You shall not make a carved image for yourself-any likeness of what is in heaven above, or what is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

DEU 5:9 You shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me;

DEU 5:10 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

DEU 5:11 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who misuses his name.

DEU 5:12 "Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.

DEU 5:13 You shall labour six days, and do all your work;

DEU 5:14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God, in which you shall not do any work- neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.

DEU 5:15 You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

DEU 5:16 "Honour your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

DEU 5:17 "You shall not murder.

DEU 5:18 "You shall not commit adultery.

DEU 5:19 "You shall not steal.

DEU 5:20 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.

DEU 5:21 "You shall not covet your neighbour's wife. Neither shall you desire your neighbour's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbour's."

DEU 5:22 The LORD spoke these words to all your assembly on the mountain out of the middle of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice. He added no more. He wrote them on two stone tablets, and gave them to me.

DEU 5:23 When you heard the voice out of the middle of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;

DEU 5:24 and you said, "Behold, the LORD our God has shown us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the middle of the fire. We have seen today that God does speak with man, and he lives.

DEU 5:25 Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us. If we hear the LORD our God's voice any more, then we shall die.

DEU 5:26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the middle of the fire, as we have, and lived?

DEU 5:27 Go near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say, and tell us all that the LORD our God tells you; and we will hear it, and do it."

DEU 5:28 The LORD heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me; and the LORD said to me, "I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have well said all that they have spoken.

DEU 5:29 Oh that there were such a heart in them that they would fear me and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

DEU 5:30 "Go tell them, 'Return to your tents.'

DEU 5:31 But as for you, stand here by me, and I will tell you all the commandments, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess."

DEU 5:32 You shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you. You shall not turn away to the right hand or to the left.

DEU 5:33 You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Deuteronomy Chapter 6

DEU 6:1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land that you go over to possess;

DEU 6:2 that you might fear the LORD your God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you-you, your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.

DEU 6:3 Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it, that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

DEU 6:4 Hear, Israel: the LORD is our God. The LORD is one.

DEU 6:5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.

DEU 6:6 These words, which I command you today, shall be on your heart;

DEU 6:7 and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.

DEU 6:8 You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.

DEU 6:9 You shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates.

DEU 6:10 It shall be, when the LORD your God brings you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you, great and goodly cities which you didn't build,

DEU 6:11 and houses full of all good things which you didn't fill, and cisterns dug out which you didn't dig, vineyards and olive trees which you didn't plant, and you shall eat and be full;

DEU 6:12 then beware lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

DEU 6:13 You shall fear the LORD your God; and you shall serve him, and shall swear by his name.

DEU 6:14 You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples who are around you,

DEU 6:15 for the LORD your God amongst you is a jealous God, lest the anger of the LORD your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.

DEU 6:16 You shall not tempt the LORD your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

DEU 6:17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he has commanded you.

DEU 6:18 You shall do that which is right and good in the LORD's sight, that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to your fathers,

DEU 6:19 to thrust out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken.

DEU 6:20 When your son asks you in time to come, saying, "What do the testimonies, the statutes, and the ordinances, which the LORD our God has commanded you mean?"

DEU 6:21 then you shall tell your son, "We were Pharaoh's slaves in Egypt. The LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand;

DEU 6:22 and the LORD showed great and awesome signs and wonders on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house, before our eyes;

DEU 6:23 and he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore to our fathers.

DEU 6:24 The LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are today.

DEU 6:25 It shall be righteousness to us, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us."

Deuteronomy Chapter 7

DEU 7:1 When the LORD your God brings you into the land where you go to possess it, and casts out many nations before you-the Hittite, the Girgashite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite-seven nations greater and mightier than you;

DEU 7:2 and when the LORD your God delivers them up before you, and you strike them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them.

DEU 7:3 You shall not make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to his son, nor shall you take his daughter for your son.

DEU 7:4 For that would turn away your sons from following me, that they may serve other gods. So the LORD's anger would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.

DEU 7:5 But you shall deal with them like this: you shall break down their altars, dash their pillars in pieces, cut down their Asherah poles, and burn their engraved images with fire.

DEU 7:6 For you are a holy people to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples who are on the face of the earth.

DEU 7:7 The LORD didn't set his love on you nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples;

DEU 7:8 but because the LORD loves you, and because he desires to keep the oath which he swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

DEU 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God himself is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,

DEU 7:10 and repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack to him who hates him. He will repay him to his face.

DEU 7:11 You shall therefore keep the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances which I command you today, to do them.

DEU 7:12 It shall happen, because you listen to these ordinances and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you the covenant and the loving kindness which he swore to your fathers.

DEU 7:13 He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your livestock and the young of your flock, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you.

DEU 7:14 You will be blessed above all peoples. There won't be male or female barren amongst you, or amongst your livestock.

DEU 7:15 The LORD will take away from you all sickness; and he will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you know, on you, but will lay them on all those who hate you.

DEU 7:16 You shall consume all the peoples whom the LORD your God shall deliver to you. Your eye shall not pity them. You shall not serve their gods; for that would be a snare to you.

DEU 7:17 If you shall say in your heart, "These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?"

DEU 7:18 you shall not be afraid of them. You shall remember well what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt:

DEU 7:19 the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs, the wonders, the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, by which the LORD your God brought you out. So shall the LORD your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.

DEU 7:20 Moreover the LORD your God will send the hornet amongst them, until those who are left, and hide themselves, perish from before you.

DEU 7:21 You shall not be scared of them; for the LORD your God is amongst you, a great and awesome God.

DEU 7:22 The LORD your God will cast out those nations before you little by little. You may not consume them at once, lest the animals of the field increase on you.

DEU 7:23 But the LORD your God will deliver them up before you, and will confuse them with a great confusion, until they are destroyed.

DEU 7:24 He will deliver their kings into your hand, and you shall make their name perish from under the sky. No one will be able to stand before you until you have destroyed them.

DEU 7:25 You shall burn the engraved images of their gods with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourself, lest you be snared in it; for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.

DEU 7:26 You shall not bring an abomination into your house and become a devoted thing like it. You shall utterly detest it. You shall utterly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing.

Deuteronomy Chapter 8

DEU 8:1 You shall observe to do all the commandments which I command you today, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers.

DEU 8:2 You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, to test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.

DEU 8:3 He humbled you, allowed you to be hungry, and fed you with manna, which you didn't know, neither did your fathers know, that he might teach you that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the LORD's mouth.

DEU 8:4 Your clothing didn't grow old on you, neither did your foot swell, these forty years.

DEU 8:5 You shall consider in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.

DEU 8:6 You shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

DEU 8:7 For the LORD your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of springs, and underground water flowing into valleys and hills;

DEU 8:8 a land of wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of olive trees and honey;

DEU 8:9 a land in which you shall eat bread without scarcity, you shall not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper.

DEU 8:10 You shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which he has given you.

DEU 8:11 Beware lest you forget the LORD your God, in not keeping his commandments, his ordinances, and his statutes, which I command you today;

DEU 8:12 lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built fine houses and lived in them;

DEU 8:13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;

DEU 8:14 then your heart might be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage;

DEU 8:15 who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with venomous snakes and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no water; who poured water for you out of the rock of flint;

DEU 8:16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers didn't know, that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at your latter end;

DEU 8:17 and lest you say in your heart, "My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth."

DEU 8:18 But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is today.

DEU 8:19 It shall be, if you shall forget the LORD your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you shall surely perish.

DEU 8:20 As the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so you shall perish, because you wouldn't listen to the LORD your God's voice.

Deuteronomy Chapter 9

DEU 9:1 Hear, Israel! You are to pass over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up to the sky,

DEU 9:2 a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard say, "Who can stand before the sons of Anak?"

DEU 9:3 Know therefore today that the LORD your God is he who goes over before you as a devouring fire. He will destroy them and he will bring them down before you. So you shall drive them out and make them perish quickly, as the LORD has spoken to you.

DEU 9:4 Don't say in your heart, after the LORD your God has thrust them out from before you, "For my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land;" because the LORD drives them out before you because of the wickedness of these nations.

DEU 9:5 Not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart do you go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may establish the word which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

DEU 9:6 Know therefore that the LORD your God doesn't give you this good land to possess for your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people.

DEU 9:7 Remember, and don't forget, how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness. From the day that you left the land of Egypt until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against the LORD.

DEU 9:8 Also in Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was angry with you to destroy you.

DEU 9:9 When I had gone up onto the mountain to receive the stone tablets, even the tablets of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water.

DEU 9:10 The LORD delivered to me the two stone tablets written with God's finger. On them were all the words which the LORD spoke with you on the mountain out of the middle of the fire in the day of the assembly.

DEU 9:11 It came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights that the LORD gave me the two stone tablets, even the tablets of the covenant.

DEU 9:12 The LORD said to me, "Arise, get down quickly from here; for your people whom you have brought out of Egypt have corrupted themselves. They have quickly turned away from the way which I commanded them. They have made a molten image for themselves!"

DEU 9:13 Furthermore the LORD spoke to me, saying, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people.

DEU 9:14 Leave me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under the sky; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they."

DEU 9:15 So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire. The two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

DEU 9:16 I looked, and behold, you had sinned against the LORD your God. You had made yourselves a moulded calf. You had quickly turned away from the way which the LORD had commanded you.

DEU 9:17 I took hold of the two tablets, and threw them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.

DEU 9:18 I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you sinned, in doing that which was evil in the LORD's sight, to provoke him to anger.

DEU 9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure with which the LORD was angry against you to destroy you. But the LORD listened to me that time also.

DEU 9:20 The LORD was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him. I prayed for Aaron also at the same time.

DEU 9:21 I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and crushed it, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust. I threw its dust into the brook that descended out of the mountain.

DEU 9:22 At Taberah, at Massah, and at Kibroth Hattaavah you provoked the LORD to wrath.

DEU 9:23 When the LORD sent you from Kadesh Barnea, saying, "Go up and possess the land which I have given you," you rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and you didn't believe him or listen to his voice.

DEU 9:24 You have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.

DEU 9:25 So I fell down before the LORD the forty days and forty nights that I fell down, because the LORD had said he would destroy you.

DEU 9:26 I prayed to the LORD, and said, "Lord GOD, don't destroy your people and your inheritance that you have redeemed through your greatness, that you have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

DEU 9:27 Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Don't look at the stubbornness of this people, nor at their wickedness, nor at their sin,

DEU 9:28 lest the land you brought us out from say, 'Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised to them, and because he hated them, he has brought them out to kill them in the wilderness.'

DEU 9:29 Yet they are your people and your inheritance, which you brought out by your great power and by your outstretched arm."

Deuteronomy Chapter 10

DEU 10:1 At that time the LORD said to me, "Cut two stone tablets like the first, and come up to me onto the mountain, and make an ark of wood.

DEU 10:2 I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke, and you shall put them in the ark."

DEU 10:3 So I made an ark of acacia wood, and cut two stone tablets like the first, and went up onto the mountain, having the two tablets in my hand.

DEU 10:4 He wrote on the tablets, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spoke to you on the mountain out of the middle of the fire in the day of the assembly; and the LORD gave them to me.

DEU 10:5 I turned and came down from the mountain, and put the tablets in the ark which I had made; and there they are as the LORD commanded me.

DEU 10:6 (The children of Israel travelled from Beeroth Bene Jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his place.

DEU 10:7 From there they travelled to Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water.

DEU 10:8 At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the LORD's covenant, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.

DEU 10:9 Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD your God spoke to him.)

DEU 10:10 I stayed on the mountain, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD listened to me that time also. The LORD would not destroy you.

DEU 10:11 The LORD said to me, "Arise, take your journey before the people; and they shall go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give to them."

DEU 10:12 Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

DEU 10:13 to keep the LORD's commandments and statutes, which I command you today for your good?

DEU 10:14 Behold, to the LORD your God belongs heaven, the heaven of heavens, and the earth, with all that is therein.

DEU 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their offspring after them, even you above all peoples, as it is today.

DEU 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

DEU 10:17 For the LORD your God, he is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awesome, who doesn't respect persons or take bribes.

DEU 10:18 He executes justice for the fatherless and widow and loves the foreigner in giving him food and clothing.

DEU 10:19 Therefore love the foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

DEU 10:20 You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him. You shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name.

DEU 10:21 He is your praise, and he is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen.

DEU 10:22 Your fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now the LORD your God has made you as the stars of the sky for multitude.

Deuteronomy Chapter 11

DEU 11:1 Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep his instructions, his statutes, his ordinances, and his commandments, always.

DEU 11:2 Know this day-for I don't speak with your children who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm,

DEU 11:3 his signs, and his works, which he did in the middle of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and to all his land;

DEU 11:4 and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea to overflow them as they pursued you, and how the LORD has destroyed them to this day;

DEU 11:5 and what he did to you in the wilderness until you came to this place;

DEU 11:6 and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben-how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the middle of all Israel;

DEU 11:7 but your eyes have seen all of the LORD's great work which he did.

DEU 11:8 Therefore you shall keep the entire commandment which I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land that you go over to possess;

DEU 11:9 and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them and to their offspring, a land flowing with milk and honey.

DEU 11:10 For the land, where you go in to possess isn't like the land of Egypt that you came out of, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot, as a garden of herbs;

DEU 11:11 but the land that you go over to possess is a land of hills and valleys which drinks water from the rain of the sky,

DEU 11:12 a land which the LORD your God cares for. The LORD your God's eyes are always on it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year.

DEU 11:13 It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

DEU 11:14 that I will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.

DEU 11:15 I will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full.

DEU 11:16 Be careful, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn away to serve other gods and worship them;

DEU 11:17 and the LORD's anger be kindled against you, and he shut up the sky so that there is no rain, and the land doesn't yield its fruit; and you perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD gives you.

DEU 11:18 Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul. You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.

DEU 11:19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

DEU 11:20 You shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates;

DEU 11:21 that your days and your children's days may be multiplied in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.

DEU 11:22 For if you shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you-to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cling to him-

DEU 11:23 then the LORD will drive out all these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves.

DEU 11:24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even to the western sea shall be your border.

DEU 11:25 No man will be able to stand before you. The LORD your God will lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land that you tread on, as he has spoken to you.

DEU 11:26 Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse:

DEU 11:27 the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today;

DEU 11:28 and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn away out of the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.

DEU 11:29 It shall happen, when the LORD your God brings you into the land that you go to possess, that you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim, and the curse on Mount Ebal.

DEU 11:30 Aren't they beyond the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites who dwell in the Arabah near Gilgal, beside the oaks of Moreh?

DEU 11:31 For you are to pass over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God gives you, and you shall possess it and dwell in it.

DEU 11:32 You shall observe to do all the statutes and the ordinances which I set before you today.

Deuteronomy Chapter 12

DEU 12:1 These are the statutes and the ordinances which you shall observe to do in the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess all the days that you live on the earth.

DEU 12:2 You shall surely destroy all the places in which the nations that you shall dispossess served their gods: on the high mountains, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

DEU 12:3 You shall break down their altars, dash their pillars in pieces, and burn their Asherah poles with fire. You shall cut down the engraved images of their gods. You shall destroy their name out of that place.

DEU 12:4 You shall not do so to the LORD your God.

DEU 12:5 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, you shall seek his habitation, and you shall come there.

DEU 12:6 You shall bring your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the wave offering of your hand, your vows, your free will offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock there.

DEU 12:7 There you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, in which the LORD your God has blessed you.

DEU 12:8 You shall not do all the things that we do here today, every man whatever is right in his own eyes;

DEU 12:9 for you haven't yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the LORD your God gives you.

DEU 12:10 But when you go over the Jordan and dwell in the land which the LORD your God causes you to inherit, and he gives you rest from all your enemies around you, so that you dwell in safety,

DEU 12:11 then it shall happen that to the place which the LORD your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the wave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow to the LORD.

DEU 12:12 You shall rejoice before the LORD your God-you, and your sons, your daughters, your male servants, your female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you.

DEU 12:13 Be careful that you don't offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see;

DEU 12:14 but in the place which the LORD chooses in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.

DEU 12:15 Yet you may kill and eat meat within all your gates, after all the desire of your soul, according to the LORD your God's blessing which he has given you. The unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and the deer.

DEU 12:16 Only you shall not eat the blood. You shall pour it out on the earth like water.

DEU 12:17 You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your new wine, or of your oil, or the firstborn of your herd or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vow, nor your free will offerings, nor the wave offering of your hand;

DEU 12:18 but you shall eat them before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD your God shall choose: you, your son, your daughter, your male servant, your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates. You shall rejoice before the LORD your God in all that you put your hand to.

DEU 12:19 Be careful that you don't forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.

DEU 12:20 When the LORD your God enlarges your border, as he has promised you, and you say, "I want to eat meat," because your soul desires to eat meat, you may eat meat, after all the desire of your soul.

DEU 12:21 If the place which the LORD your God shall choose to put his name is too far from you, then you shall kill of your herd and of your flock, which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates, after all the desire of your soul.

DEU 12:22 Even as the gazelle and as the deer is eaten, so you shall eat of it. The unclean and the clean may eat of it alike.

DEU 12:23 Only be sure that you don't eat the blood; for the blood is the life. You shall not eat the life with the meat.

DEU 12:24 You shall not eat it. You shall pour it out on the earth like water.

DEU 12:25 You shall not eat it, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, when you do that which is right in the LORD's eyes.

DEU 12:26 Only your holy things which you have, and your vows, you shall take and go to the place which the LORD shall choose.

DEU 12:27 You shall offer your burnt offerings, the meat and the blood, on the LORD your God's altar. The blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the LORD your God's altar, and you shall eat the meat.

DEU 12:28 Observe and hear all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do that which is good and right in the LORD your God's eyes.

DEU 12:29 When the LORD your God cuts off the nations from before you where you go in to dispossess them, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land,

DEU 12:30 be careful that you are not ensnared to follow them after they are destroyed from before you, and that you not enquire after their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do likewise."

DEU 12:31 You shall not do so to the LORD your God; for every abomination to the LORD, which he hates, they have done to their gods; for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.

DEU 12:32 Whatever thing I command you, that you shall observe to do. You shall not add to it, nor take away from it.

Deuteronomy Chapter 13

DEU 13:1 If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises amongst you, and he gives you a sign or a wonder,

DEU 13:2 and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, "Let's go after other gods" (which you have not known) "and let's serve them,"

DEU 13:3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

DEU 13:4 You shall walk after the LORD your God, fear him, keep his commandments, and obey his voice. You shall serve him, and cling to him.

DEU 13:5 That prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he has spoken rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which the LORD your God commanded you to walk in. So you shall remove the evil from amongst you.

DEU 13:6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, "Let's go and serve other gods"-which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;

DEU 13:7 of the gods of the peoples who are around you, near to you, or far off from you, from the one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth-

DEU 13:8 you shall not consent to him nor listen to him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal him;

DEU 13:9 but you shall surely kill him. Your hand shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterwards the hands of all the people.

DEU 13:10 You shall stone him to death with stones, because he has sought to draw you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

DEU 13:11 All Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall not do any more wickedness like this amongst you.

DEU 13:12 If you hear about one of your cities, which the LORD your God gives you to dwell there, that

DEU 13:13 certain wicked fellows have gone out from amongst you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, "Let's go and serve other gods," which you have not known,

DEU 13:14 then you shall enquire, investigate, and ask diligently. Behold, if it is true, and the thing certain, that such abomination was done amongst you,

DEU 13:15 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, with all that is therein and its livestock, with the edge of the sword.

DEU 13:16 You shall gather all its plunder into the middle of its street, and shall burn with fire the city, with all of its plunder, to the LORD your God. It shall be a heap forever. It shall not be built again.

DEU 13:17 Nothing of the devoted thing shall cling to your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy, and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he has sworn to your fathers,

DEU 13:18 when you listen to the LORD your God's voice, to keep all his commandments which I command you today, to do that which is right in the LORD your God's eyes.

Deuteronomy Chapter 14

DEU 14:1 You are the children of the LORD your God. You shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

DEU 14:2 For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples who are on the face of the earth.

DEU 14:3 You shall not eat any abominable thing.

DEU 14:4 These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,

DEU 14:5 the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the chamois.

DEU 14:6 Every animal that parts the hoof, and has the hoof split in two and chews the cud, amongst the animals, you may eat.

DEU 14:7 Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of those who have the hoof split: the camel, the hare, and the rabbit. Because they chew the cud but don't part the hoof, they are unclean to you.

DEU 14:8 The pig, because it has a split hoof but doesn't chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat their meat. You shall not touch their carcasses.

DEU 14:9 These you may eat of all that are in the waters: you may eat whatever has fins and scales.

DEU 14:10 You shall not eat whatever doesn't have fins and scales. It is unclean to you.

DEU 14:11 Of all clean birds you may eat.

DEU 14:12 But these are they of which you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey,

DEU 14:13 the red kite, the falcon, the kite after its kind,

DEU 14:14 every raven after its kind,

DEU 14:15 the ostrich, the owl, the seagull, the hawk after its kind,

DEU 14:16 the little owl, the great owl, the horned owl,

DEU 14:17 the pelican, the vulture, the cormorant,

DEU 14:18 the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

DEU 14:19 All winged creeping things are unclean to you. They shall not be eaten.

DEU 14:20 Of all clean birds you may eat.

DEU 14:21 You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself. You may give it to the foreigner living amongst you who is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to a foreigner; for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

DEU 14:22 You shall surely tithe all the increase of your seed, that which comes out of the field year by year.

DEU 14:23 You shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place which he chooses to cause his name to dwell, the tithe of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock; that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

DEU 14:24 If the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it because the place which the LORD your God shall choose to set his name there is too far from you, when the LORD your God blesses you,

DEU 14:25 then you shall turn it into money, bind up the money in your hand, and shall go to the place which the LORD your God shall choose.

DEU 14:26 You shall trade the money for whatever your soul desires: for cattle, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul asks of you. You shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.

DEU 14:27 You shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no portion nor inheritance with you.

DEU 14:28 At the end of every three years you shall bring all the tithe of your increase in the same year, and shall store it within your gates.

DEU 14:29 The Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, as well as the foreigner living amongst you, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your gates shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

Deuteronomy Chapter 15

DEU 15:1 At the end of every seven years, you shall cancel debts.

DEU 15:2 This is the way it shall be done: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbour. He shall not require payment from his neighbour and his brother, because the LORD's release has been proclaimed.

DEU 15:3 Of a foreigner you may require it; but whatever of yours is with your brother, your hand shall release.

DEU 15:4 However there will be no poor with you (for the LORD will surely bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance to possess)

DEU 15:5 if only you diligently listen to the LORD your God's voice, to observe to do all this commandment which I command you today.

DEU 15:6 For the LORD your God will bless you, as he promised you. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow. You will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.

DEU 15:7 If a poor man, one of your brothers, is with you within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother;

DEU 15:8 but you shall surely open your hand to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, which he lacks.

DEU 15:9 Beware that there not be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, "The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand," and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing; and he cry to the LORD against you, and it be sin to you.

DEU 15:10 You shall surely give, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because it is for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you put your hand to.

DEU 15:11 For the poor will never cease out of the land. Therefore I command you to surely open your hand to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land.

DEU 15:12 If your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you and serves you six years, then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.

DEU 15:13 When you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty.

DEU 15:14 You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, out of your threshing floor, and out of your wine press. As the LORD your God has blessed you, you shall give to him.

DEU 15:15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you. Therefore I command you this thing today.

DEU 15:16 It shall be, if he tells you, "I will not go out from you," because he loves you and your house, because he is well with you,

DEU 15:17 then you shall take an awl, and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your female servant you shall do likewise.

DEU 15:18 It shall not seem hard to you when you let him go free from you; for he has been double the value of a hired hand as he served you six years. The LORD your God will bless you in all that you do.

DEU 15:19 You shall dedicate all the firstborn males that are born of your herd and of your flock to the LORD your God. You shall do no work with the firstborn of your herd, nor shear the firstborn of your flock.

DEU 15:20 You shall eat it before the LORD your God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, you and your household.

DEU 15:21 If it has any defect-is lame or blind, or has any defect whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

DEU 15:22 You shall eat it within your gates. The unclean and the clean shall eat it alike, as the gazelle and as the deer.

DEU 15:23 Only you shall not eat its blood. You shall pour it out on the ground like water.

Deuteronomy Chapter 16

DEU 16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to the LORD your God; for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.

DEU 16:2 You shall sacrifice the Passover to the LORD your God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to cause his name to dwell there.

DEU 16:3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it. You shall eat unleavened bread with it seven days, even the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste) that you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.

DEU 16:4 No yeast shall be seen with you in all your borders seven days; neither shall any of the meat, which you sacrifice the first day at evening, remain all night until the morning.

DEU 16:5 You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives you;

DEU 16:6 but at the place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell in, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at evening, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you came out of Egypt.

DEU 16:7 You shall roast and eat it in the place which the LORD your God chooses. In the morning you shall return to your tents.

DEU 16:8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God. You shall do no work.

DEU 16:9 You shall count for yourselves seven weeks. From the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain you shall begin to count seven weeks.

DEU 16:10 You shall keep the feast of weeks to the LORD your God with a tribute of a free will offering of your hand, which you shall give according to how the LORD your God blesses you.

DEU 16:11 You shall rejoice before the LORD your God: you, your son, your daughter, your male servant, your female servant, the Levite who is within your gates, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow who are amongst you, in the place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there.

DEU 16:12 You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt. You shall observe and do these statutes.

DEU 16:13 You shall keep the feast of booths seven days, after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and from your wine press.

DEU 16:14 You shall rejoice in your feast, you, your son, your daughter, your male servant, your female servant, the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your gates.

DEU 16:15 You shall keep a feast to the LORD your God seven days in the place which the LORD chooses, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your increase and in all the work of your hands, and you shall be altogether joyful.

DEU 16:16 Three times in a year all of your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which he chooses: in the feast of unleavened bread, in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of booths. They shall not appear before the LORD empty.

DEU 16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the LORD your God's blessing which he has given you.

DEU 16:18 You shall make judges and officers in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgement.

DEU 16:19 You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality. You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

DEU 16:20 You shall follow that which is altogether just, that you may live and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you.

DEU 16:21 You shall not plant for yourselves an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the LORD your God's altar, which you shall make for yourselves.

DEU 16:22 Neither shall you set yourself up a sacred stone which the LORD your God hates.

Deuteronomy Chapter 17

DEU 17:1 You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep in which is a defect or anything evil; for that is an abomination to the LORD your God.

DEU 17:2 If there is found amongst you, within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives you, a man or woman who does that which is evil in the LORD your God's sight in transgressing his covenant,

DEU 17:3 and has gone and served other gods and worshipped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the stars of the sky, which I have not commanded,

DEU 17:4 and you are told, and you have heard of it, then you shall enquire diligently. Behold, if it is true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in Israel,

DEU 17:5 then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil thing to your gates, even that same man or woman; and you shall stone them to death with stones.

DEU 17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death. At the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

DEU 17:7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall remove the evil from amongst you.

DEU 17:8 If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgement, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates, then you shall arise, and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses.

DEU 17:9 You shall come to the priests who are Levites and to the judge who shall be in those days. You shall enquire, and they shall give you the verdict.

DEU 17:10 You shall do according to the decisions of the verdict which they shall give you from that place which the LORD chooses. You shall observe to do according to all that they shall teach you.

DEU 17:11 According to the decisions of the law which they shall teach you, and according to the judgement which they shall tell you, you shall do. You shall not turn away from the sentence which they announce to you, to the right hand, nor to the left.

DEU 17:12 The man who does presumptuously in not listening to the priest who stands to minister there before the LORD your God, or to the judge, even that man shall die. You shall put away the evil from Israel.

DEU 17:13 All the people shall hear and fear, and do no more presumptuously.

DEU 17:14 When you have come to the land which the LORD your God gives you, and possess it and dwell in it, and say, "I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,"

DEU 17:15 you shall surely set him whom the LORD your God chooses as king over yourselves. You shall set as king over you one from amongst your brothers. You may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.

DEU 17:16 Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he may multiply horses; because the LORD has said to you, "You shall not go back that way again."

DEU 17:17 He shall not multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away. He shall not greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

DEU 17:18 It shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write himself a copy of this law in a book, out of that which is before the Levitical priests.

DEU 17:19 It shall be with him, and he shall read from it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them;

DEU 17:20 that his heart not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he not turn away from the commandment to the right hand, or to the left, to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the middle of Israel.

Deuteronomy Chapter 18

DEU 18:1 The priests and the Levites-all the tribe of Levi-shall have no portion nor inheritance with Israel. They shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire and his portion.

DEU 18:2 They shall have no inheritance amongst their brothers. The LORD is their inheritance, as he has spoken to them.

DEU 18:3 This shall be the priests' due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep, that they shall give to the priest: the shoulder, the two cheeks, and the inner parts.

DEU 18:4 You shall give him the first fruits of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep.

DEU 18:5 For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand to minister in the LORD's name, him and his sons forever.

DEU 18:6 If a Levite comes from any of your gates out of all Israel where he lives, and comes with all the desire of his soul to the place which the LORD shall choose,

DEU 18:7 then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brothers the Levites do, who stand there before the LORD.

DEU 18:8 They shall have like portions to eat, in addition to that which comes from the sale of his family possessions.

DEU 18:9 When you have come into the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the abominations of those nations.

DEU 18:10 There shall not be found with you anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who tells fortunes, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer,

DEU 18:11 or a charmer, or someone who consults with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

DEU 18:12 For whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. Because of these abominations, the LORD your God drives them out from before you.

DEU 18:13 You shall be blameless with the LORD your God.

DEU 18:14 For these nations that you shall dispossess listen to those who practise sorcery and to diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you so to do.

DEU 18:15 The LORD your God will raise up to you a prophet from amongst you, of your brothers, like me. You shall listen to him.

DEU 18:16 This is according to all that you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, "Let me not hear again the LORD my God's voice, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I not die."

DEU 18:17 The LORD said to me, "They have well said that which they have spoken.

DEU 18:18 I will raise them up a prophet from amongst their brothers, like you. I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.

DEU 18:19 It shall happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

DEU 18:20 But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die."

DEU 18:21 You may say in your heart, "How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?"

DEU 18:22 When a prophet speaks in the LORD's name, if the thing doesn't follow, nor happen, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You shall not be afraid of him.

Deuteronomy Chapter 19

DEU 19:1 When the LORD your God cuts off the nations whose land the LORD your God gives you, and you succeed them and dwell in their cities and in their houses,

DEU 19:2 you shall set apart three cities for yourselves in the middle of your land, which the LORD your God gives you to possess.

DEU 19:3 You shall prepare the way, and divide the borders of your land which the LORD your God causes you to inherit into three parts, that every man slayer may flee there.

DEU 19:4 This is the case of the man slayer who shall flee there and live: Whoever kills his neighbour unintentionally, and didn't hate him in time past-

DEU 19:5 as when a man goes into the forest with his neighbour to chop wood and his hand swings the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle and hits his neighbour so that he dies-he shall flee to one of these cities and live.

DEU 19:6 Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue the man slayer while hot anger is in his heart and overtake him, because the way is long, and strike him mortally, even though he was not worthy of death, because he didn't hate him in time past.

DEU 19:7 Therefore I command you to set apart three cities for yourselves.

DEU 19:8 If the LORD your God enlarges your border, as he has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land which he promised to give to your fathers;

DEU 19:9 and if you keep all this commandment to do it, which I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to walk ever in his ways, then you shall add three cities more for yourselves, in addition to these three.

DEU 19:10 This is so that innocent blood will not be shed in the middle of your land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, leaving blood guilt on you.

DEU 19:11 But if any man hates his neighbour, lies in wait for him, rises up against him, strikes him mortally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities;

DEU 19:12 then the elders of his city shall send and bring him there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

DEU 19:13 Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall purge the innocent blood from Israel that it may go well with you.

DEU 19:14 You shall not remove your neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set, in your inheritance which you shall inherit, in the land that the LORD your God gives you to possess.

DEU 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin that he sins. At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be established.

DEU 19:16 If an unrighteous witness rises up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,

DEU 19:17 then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days;

DEU 19:18 and the judges shall make diligent inquisition; and behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother,

DEU 19:19 then you shall do to him as he had thought to do to his brother. So you shall remove the evil from amongst you.

DEU 19:20 Those who remain shall hear, and fear, and will never again commit any such evil amongst you.

DEU 19:21 Your eyes shall not pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Deuteronomy Chapter 20

DEU 20:1 When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses, chariots, and a people more numerous than you, you shall not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.

DEU 20:2 It shall be, when you draw near to the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people,

DEU 20:3 and shall tell them, "Hear, Israel, you draw near today to battle against your enemies. Don't let your heart faint! Don't be afraid, nor tremble, neither be scared of them;

DEU 20:4 for the LORD your God is he who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you."

DEU 20:5 The officers shall speak to the people, saying, "What man is there who has built a new house, and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.

DEU 20:6 What man is there who has planted a vineyard, and has not used its fruit? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man use its fruit.

DEU 20:7 What man is there who has pledged to be married to a wife, and has not taken her? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her."

DEU 20:8 The officers shall speak further to the people, and they shall say, "What man is there who is fearful and faint-hearted? Let him go and return to his house, lest his brother's heart melt as his heart."

DEU 20:9 It shall be, when the officers have finished speaking to the people, that they shall appoint captains of armies at the head of the people.

DEU 20:10 When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

DEU 20:11 It shall be, if it gives you answer of peace and opens to you, then it shall be that all the people who are found therein shall become forced labourers to you, and shall serve you.

DEU 20:12 If it will make no peace with you, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege it.

DEU 20:13 When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, you shall strike every male of it with the edge of the sword;

DEU 20:14 but the women, the little ones, the livestock, and all that is in the city, even all its plunder, you shall take for plunder for yourself. You may use the plunder of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given you.

DEU 20:15 Thus you shall do to all the cities which are very far off from you, which are not of the cities of these nations.

DEU 20:16 But of the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes;

DEU 20:17 but you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, as the LORD your God has commanded you;

DEU 20:18 that they not teach you to follow all their abominations, which they have done for their gods; so would you sin against the LORD your God.

DEU 20:19 When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them; for you may eat of them. You shall not cut them down, for is the tree of the field man, that it should be besieged by you?

DEU 20:20 Only the trees that you know are not trees for food, you shall destroy and cut them down. You shall build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it falls.

Deuteronomy Chapter 21

DEU 21:1 If someone is found slain in the land which the LORD your God gives you to possess, lying in the field, and it isn't known who has struck him,

DEU 21:2 then your elders and your judges shall come out, and they shall measure to the cities which are around him who is slain.

DEU 21:3 It shall be that the elders of the city which is nearest to the slain man shall take a heifer of the herd, which hasn't been worked with and which has not drawn in the yoke.

DEU 21:4 The elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which is neither ploughed nor sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley.

DEU 21:5 The priests the sons of Levi shall come near, for them the LORD your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the LORD's name; and according to their word shall every controversy and every assault be decided.

DEU 21:6 All the elders of that city which is nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley.

DEU 21:7 They shall answer and say, "Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

DEU 21:8 Forgive, the LORD, your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and don't allow innocent blood amongst your people Israel." The blood shall be forgiven them.

DEU 21:9 So you shall put away the innocent blood from amongst you, when you shall do that which is right in the LORD's eyes.

DEU 21:10 When you go out to battle against your enemies, and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you carry them away captive,

DEU 21:11 and see amongst the captives a beautiful woman, and you are attracted to her, and desire to take her as your wife,

DEU 21:12 then you shall bring her home to your house. She shall shave her head and trim her nails.

DEU 21:13 She shall take off the clothing of her captivity, and shall remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month. After that you shall go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.

DEU 21:14 It shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she desires; but you shall not sell her at all for money. You shall not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her.

DEU 21:15 If a man has two wives, the one beloved and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated, and if the firstborn son is hers who was hated,

DEU 21:16 then it shall be, in the day that he causes his sons to inherit that which he has, that he may not give the son of the beloved the rights of the firstborn before the son of the hated, who is the firstborn;

DEU 21:17 but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the beginning of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his.

DEU 21:18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and though they chasten him, will not listen to them,

DEU 21:19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city and to the gate of his place.

DEU 21:20 They shall tell the elders of his city, "This our son is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey our voice. He is a glutton and a drunkard."

DEU 21:21 All the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall remove the evil from amongst you. All Israel shall hear, and fear.

DEU 21:22 If a man has committed a sin worthy of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,

DEU 21:23 his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him the same day; for he who is hanged is accursed of God. Don't defile your land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.

Deuteronomy Chapter 22

DEU 22:1 You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray and hide yourself from them. You shall surely bring them again to your brother.

DEU 22:2 If your brother isn't near to you, or if you don't know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall be with you until your brother comes looking for it, and you shall restore it to him.

DEU 22:3 So you shall do with his donkey. So you shall do with his garment. So you shall do with every lost thing of your brother's, which he has lost and you have found. You may not hide yourself.

DEU 22:4 You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way, and hide yourself from them. You shall surely help him to lift them up again.

DEU 22:5 A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.

DEU 22:6 If you come across a bird's nest on the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young.

DEU 22:7 You shall surely let the hen go, but the young you may take for yourself, that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days.

DEU 22:8 When you build a new house, then you shall make a railing around your roof, so that you don't bring blood on your house if anyone falls from there.

DEU 22:9 You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest all the fruit be defiled, the seed which you have sown, and the increase of the vineyard.

DEU 22:10 You shall not plough with an ox and a donkey together.

DEU 22:11 You shall not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.

DEU 22:12 You shall make yourselves fringes on the four corners of your cloak with which you cover yourself.

DEU 22:13 If any man takes a wife, and goes in to her, hates her,

DEU 22:14 accuses her of shameful things, gives her a bad name, and says, "I took this woman, and when I came near to her, I didn't find in her the tokens of virginity;"

DEU 22:15 then the young lady's father and mother shall take and bring the tokens of the young lady's virginity to the elders of the city in the gate.

DEU 22:16 The young lady's father shall tell the elders, "I gave my daughter to this man as his wife, and he hates her.

DEU 22:17 Behold, he has accused her of shameful things, saying, 'I didn't find in your daughter the tokens of virginity;' and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity." They shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.

DEU 22:18 The elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him.

DEU 22:19 They shall fine him one hundred shekels of silver, and give them to the father of the young lady, because he has given a bad name to a virgin of Israel. She shall be his wife. He may not put her away all his days.

DEU 22:20 But if this thing is true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the young lady,

DEU 22:21 then they shall bring out the young lady to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done folly in Israel, to play the prostitute in her father's house. So you shall remove the evil from amongst you.

DEU 22:22 If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both die, the man who lay with the woman and the woman. So you shall remove the evil from Israel.

DEU 22:23 If there is a young lady who is a virgin pledged to be married to a husband, and a man finds her in the city, and lies with her,

DEU 22:24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones; the lady, because she didn't cry, being in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbour's wife. So you shall remove the evil from amongst you.

DEU 22:25 But if the man finds the lady who is pledged to be married in the field, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die;

DEU 22:26 but to the lady you shall do nothing. There is in the lady no sin worthy of death; for as when a man rises against his neighbour and kills him, even so is this matter;

DEU 22:27 for he found her in the field, the pledged to be married lady cried, and there was no one to save her.

DEU 22:28 If a man finds a lady who is a virgin, who is not pledged to be married, grabs her and lies with her, and they are found,

DEU 22:29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the lady's father fifty shekels of silver. She shall be his wife, because he has humbled her. He may not put her away all his days.

DEU 22:30 A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

Deuteronomy Chapter 23

DEU 23:1 He who is emasculated by crushing or cutting shall not enter into the LORD's assembly.

DEU 23:2 A person born of a forbidden union shall not enter into the LORD's assembly; even to the tenth generation shall no one of his enter into the LORD's assembly.

DEU 23:3 An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the LORD's assembly; even to the tenth generation shall no one belonging to them enter into the LORD's assembly forever,

DEU 23:4 because they didn't meet you with bread and with water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.

DEU 23:5 Nevertheless the LORD your God wouldn't listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because the LORD your God loved you.

DEU 23:6 You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.

DEU 23:7 You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land.

DEU 23:8 The children of the third generation who are born to them may enter into the LORD's assembly.

DEU 23:9 When you go out and camp against your enemies, then you shall keep yourselves from every evil thing.

DEU 23:10 If there is amongst you any man who is not clean by reason of that which happens to him by night, then shall he go outside of the camp. He shall not come within the camp;

DEU 23:11 but it shall be, when evening comes, he shall bathe himself in water. When the sun is down, he shall come within the camp.

DEU 23:12 You shall have a place also outside of the camp where you go relieve yourself.

DEU 23:13 You shall have a trowel amongst your weapons. It shall be, when you relieve yourself, you shall dig with it, and shall turn back and cover your excrement;

DEU 23:14 for the LORD your God walks in the middle of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you. Therefore your camp shall be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.

DEU 23:15 You shall not deliver to his master a servant who has escaped from his master to you.

DEU 23:16 He shall dwell with you, amongst you, in the place which he shall choose within one of your gates, where it pleases him best. You shall not oppress him.

DEU 23:17 There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

DEU 23:18 You shall not bring the hire of a prostitute, or the wages of a male prostitute, into the house of the LORD your God for any vow; for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.

DEU 23:19 You shall not lend on interest to your brother: interest of money, interest of food, interest of anything that is lent on interest.

DEU 23:20 You may charge a foreigner interest; but you shall not your brother interest, that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you put your hand to, in the land where you go in to possess it.

DEU 23:21 When you vow a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not be slack to pay it, for the LORD your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you.

DEU 23:22 But if you refrain from making a vow, it shall be no sin in you.

DEU 23:23 You shall observe and do that which has gone out of your lips. Whatever you have vowed to the LORD your God as a free will offering, which you have promised with your mouth, you must do.

DEU 23:24 When you come into your neighbour's vineyard, then you may eat your fill of grapes at your own pleasure; but you shall not put any in your container.

DEU 23:25 When you come into your neighbour's standing grain, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not use a sickle on your neighbour's standing grain.

Deuteronomy Chapter 24

DEU 24:1 When a man takes a wife and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favour in his eyes because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a certificate of divorce, put it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

DEU 24:2 When she has departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.

DEU 24:3 If the latter husband hates her, and write her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband dies, who took her to be his wife;

DEU 24:4 her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife after she is defiled; for that would be an abomination to the LORD. You shall not cause the land to sin, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.

DEU 24:5 When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, neither shall he be assigned any business. He shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken.

DEU 24:6 No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone as a pledge, for he takes a life in pledge.

DEU 24:7 If a man is found stealing any of his brothers of the children of Israel, and he deals with him as a slave, or sells him, then that thief shall die. So you shall remove the evil from amongst you.

DEU 24:8 Be careful in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently and do according to all that the Levitical priests teach you. As I commanded them, so you shall observe to do.

DEU 24:9 Remember what the LORD your God did to Miriam, by the way as you came out of Egypt.

DEU 24:10 When you lend your neighbour any kind of loan, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge.

DEU 24:11 You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you lend shall bring the pledge outside to you.

DEU 24:12 If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge.

DEU 24:13 You shall surely restore to him the pledge when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his garment and bless you. It shall be righteousness to you before the LORD your God.

DEU 24:14 You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the foreigners who are in your land within your gates.

DEU 24:15 In his day you shall give him his wages, neither shall the sun go down on it; for he is poor and sets his heart on it; lest he cry against you to the LORD, and it be sin to you.

DEU 24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers. Every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

DEU 24:17 You shall not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice, nor take a widow's clothing in pledge;

DEU 24:18 but you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you there. Therefore I command you to do this thing.

DEU 24:19 When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to get it. It shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

DEU 24:20 When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again. It shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

DEU 24:21 When you harvest your vineyard, you shall not glean it after yourselves. It shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

DEU 24:22 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt. Therefore I command you to do this thing.

Deuteronomy Chapter 25

DEU 25:1 If there is a controversy between men, and they come to judgement and the judges judge them, then they shall justify the righteous and condemn the wicked.

DEU 25:2 It shall be, if the wicked man is worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down and to be beaten before his face, according to his wickedness, by number.

DEU 25:3 He may sentence him to no more than forty stripes. He shall not give more, lest if he should give more and beat him more than that many stripes, then your brother will be degraded in your sight.

DEU 25:4 You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain.

DEU 25:5 If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger. Her husband's brother shall go in to her, and take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.

DEU 25:6 It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall succeed in the name of his brother who is dead, that his name not be blotted out of Israel.

DEU 25:7 If the man doesn't want to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders, and say, "My husband's brother refuses to raise up to his brother a name in Israel. He will not perform the duty of a husband's brother to me."

DEU 25:8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him. If he stands and says, "I don't want to take her,"

DEU 25:9 then his brother's wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his sandal from off his foot, and spit in his face. She shall answer and say, "So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother's house."

DEU 25:10 His name shall be called in Israel, "The house of him who had his sandal removed."

DEU 25:11 When men strive against each other, and the wife of one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who strikes him, and puts out her hand, and grabs him by his private parts,

DEU 25:12 then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity.

DEU 25:13 You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, one heavy and one light.

DEU 25:14 You shall not have in your house diverse measures, one large and one small.

DEU 25:15 You shall have a perfect and just weight. You shall have a perfect and just measure, that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

DEU 25:16 For all who do such things, all who do unrighteously, are an abomination to the LORD your God.

DEU 25:17 Remember what Amalek did to you by the way as you came out of Egypt;

DEU 25:18 how he met you by the way, and struck the rearmost of you, all who were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he didn't fear God.

DEU 25:19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD your God has given you rest from all your enemies all around, in the land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky. You shall not forget.

Deuteronomy Chapter 26

DEU 26:1 It shall be, when you have come in to the land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, possess it, and dwell in it,

DEU 26:2 that you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you shall bring in from your land that the LORD your God gives you. You shall put it in a basket, and shall go to the place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there.

DEU 26:3 You shall come to the priest who shall be in those days, and tell him, "I profess today to the LORD your God, that I have come to the land which the LORD swore to our fathers to give us."

DEU 26:4 The priest shall take the basket out of your hand, and set it down before the LORD your God's altar.

DEU 26:5 You shall answer and say before the LORD your God, "My father was a Syrian ready to perish. He went down into Egypt, and lived there, few in number. There he became a great, mighty, and populous nation.

DEU 26:6 The Egyptians mistreated us, afflicted us, and imposed hard labour on us.

DEU 26:7 Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers. The LORD heard our voice, and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.

DEU 26:8 The LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, with great terror, with signs, and with wonders;

DEU 26:9 and he has brought us into this place, and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.

DEU 26:10 Now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, the LORD, have given me." You shall set it down before the LORD your God, and worship before the LORD your God.

DEU 26:11 You shall rejoice in all the good which the LORD your God has given to you, and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the foreigner who is amongst you.

DEU 26:12 When you have finished tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within your gates and be filled.

DEU 26:13 You shall say before the LORD your God, "I have put away the holy things out of my house, and also have given them to the Levite, to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all your commandment which you have commanded me. I have not transgressed any of your commandments, neither have I forgotten them.

DEU 26:14 I have not eaten of it in my mourning, neither have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor given of it for the dead. I have listened to the LORD my God's voice. I have done according to all that you have commanded me.

DEU 26:15 Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel, and the ground which you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey."

DEU 26:16 Today the LORD your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances. You shall therefore keep and do them with all your heart and with all your soul.

DEU 26:17 You have declared today that the LORD is your God, and that you would walk in his ways, keep his statutes, his commandments, and his ordinances, and listen to his voice.

DEU 26:18 The LORD has declared today that you are a people for his own possession, as he has promised you, and that you should keep all his commandments.

DEU 26:19 He will make you high above all nations that he has made, in praise, in name, and in honour; and that you may be a holy people to the LORD your God, as he has spoken.

Deuteronomy Chapter 27

DEU 27:1 Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, "Keep all the commandment which I command you today.

DEU 27:2 It shall be on the day when you shall pass over the Jordan to the land which the LORD your God gives you, that you shall set yourself up great stones, and coat them with plaster.

DEU 27:3 You shall write on them all the words of this law, when you have passed over, that you may go in to the land which the LORD your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you.

DEU 27:4 It shall be, when you have crossed over the Jordan, that you shall set up these stones, which I command you today, on Mount Ebal, and you shall coat them with plaster.

DEU 27:5 There you shall build an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones. You shall not use any iron tool on them.

DEU 27:6 You shall build the LORD your God's altar of uncut stones. You shall offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD your God.

DEU 27:7 You shall sacrifice peace offerings, and shall eat there. You shall rejoice before the LORD your God.

DEU 27:8 You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly."

DEU 27:9 Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel, saying, "Be silent and listen, Israel! Today you have become the people of the LORD your God.

DEU 27:10 You shall therefore obey the LORD your God's voice, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command you today."

DEU 27:11 Moses commanded the people the same day, saying,

DEU 27:12 "These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you have crossed over the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.

DEU 27:13 These shall stand on Mount Ebal for the curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

DEU 27:14 With a loud voice, the Levites shall say to all the men of Israel,

DEU 27:15 'Cursed is the man who makes an engraved or molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' All the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:16 'Cursed is he who dishonours his father or his mother.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:17 'Cursed is he who removes his neighbour's landmark.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:18 'Cursed is he who leads the blind astray on the road.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:19 'Cursed is he who withholds justice from the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:20 'Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he dishonours his father's bed.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:21 'Cursed is he who lies with any kind of animal.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:22 'Cursed is he who lies with his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:23 'Cursed is he who lies with his mother-in-law.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:24 'Cursed is he who secretly kills his neighbour.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:25 'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

DEU 27:26 'Cursed is he who doesn't uphold the words of this law by doing them.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.' "

Deuteronomy Chapter 28

DEU 28:1 It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to the LORD your God's voice, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

DEU 28:2 All these blessings will come upon you, and overtake you, if you listen to the LORD your God's voice.

DEU 28:3 You shall be blessed in the city, and you shall be blessed in the field.

DEU 28:4 You shall be blessed in the fruit of your body, the fruit of your ground, the fruit of your animals, the increase of your livestock, and the young of your flock.

DEU 28:5 Your basket and your kneading trough shall be blessed.

DEU 28:6 You shall be blessed when you come in, and you shall be blessed when you go out.

DEU 28:7 The LORD will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be struck before you. They will come out against you one way, and will flee before you seven ways.

DEU 28:8 The LORD will command the blessing on you in your barns, and in all that you put your hand to. He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

DEU 28:9 The LORD will establish you for a holy people to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and walk in his ways.

DEU 28:10 All the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the LORD's name, and they will be afraid of you.

DEU 28:11 The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.

DEU 28:12 The LORD will open to you his good treasure in the sky, to give the rain of your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You will lend to many nations, and you will not borrow.

DEU 28:13 The LORD will make you the head, and not the tail. You will be above only, and you will not be beneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today, to observe and to do,

DEU 28:14 and shall not turn away from any of the words which I command you today, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

DEU 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the LORD your God's voice, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come on you and overtake you.

DEU 28:16 You will be cursed in the city, and you will be cursed in the field.

DEU 28:17 Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.

DEU 28:18 The fruit of your body, the fruit of your ground, the increase of your livestock, and the young of your flock will be cursed.

DEU 28:19 You will be cursed when you come in, and you will be cursed when you go out.

DEU 28:20 The LORD will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you put your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the evil of your doings, by which you have forsaken me.

DEU 28:21 The LORD will make the pestilence cling to you, until he has consumed you from off the land where you go in to possess it.

DEU 28:22 The LORD will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with fiery heat, with the sword, with blight, and with mildew. They will pursue you until you perish.

DEU 28:23 Your sky that is over your head will be bronze, and the earth that is under you will be iron.

DEU 28:24 The LORD will make the rain of your land powder and dust. It will come down on you from the sky, until you are destroyed.

DEU 28:25 The LORD will cause you to be struck before your enemies. You will go out one way against them, and will flee seven ways before them. You will be tossed back and forth amongst all the kingdoms of the earth.

DEU 28:26 Your dead bodies will be food to all birds of the sky, and to the animals of the earth; and there will be no one to frighten them away.

DEU 28:27 The LORD will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with the tumours, with the scurvy, and with the itch, of which you can not be healed.

DEU 28:28 The LORD will strike you with madness, with blindness, and with astonishment of heart.

DEU 28:29 You will grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways. You will only be oppressed and robbed always, and there will be no one to save you.

DEU 28:30 You will betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her. You will build a house, and you won't dwell in it. You will plant a vineyard, and not use its fruit.

DEU 28:31 Your ox will be slain before your eyes, and you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be violently taken away from before your face, and will not be restored to you. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and you will have no one to save you.

DEU 28:32 Your sons and your daughters will be given to another people. Your eyes will look, and fail with longing for them all day long. There will be no power in your hand.

DEU 28:33 A nation which you don't know will eat the fruit of your ground and all of your work. You will only be oppressed and crushed always,

DEU 28:34 so that the sights that you see with your eyes will drive you mad.

DEU 28:35 The LORD will strike you in the knees and in the legs with a sore boil, of which you cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.

DEU 28:36 The LORD will bring you, and your king whom you will set over yourselves, to a nation that you have not known, you nor your fathers. There you will serve other gods of wood and stone.

DEU 28:37 You will become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword amongst all the peoples where the LORD will lead you away.

DEU 28:38 You will carry much seed out into the field, and will gather little in, for the locust will consume it.

DEU 28:39 You will plant vineyards and dress them, but you will neither drink of the wine, nor harvest, because worms will eat them.

DEU 28:40 You will have olive trees throughout all your borders, but you won't anoint yourself with the oil, for your olives will drop off.

DEU 28:41 You will father sons and daughters, but they will not be yours, for they will go into captivity.

DEU 28:42 Locusts will consume all of your trees and the fruit of your ground.

DEU 28:43 The foreigner who is amongst you will mount up above you higher and higher, and you will come down lower and lower.

DEU 28:44 He will lend to you, and you won't lend to him. He will be the head, and you will be the tail.

DEU 28:45 All these curses will come on you, and will pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you didn't listen to the LORD your God's voice, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you.

DEU 28:46 They will be for a sign and for a wonder to you and to your offspring forever.

DEU 28:47 Because you didn't serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things;

DEU 28:48 therefore you will serve your enemies whom the LORD sends against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in lack of all things. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

DEU 28:49 The LORD will bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle flies: a nation whose language you will not understand,

DEU 28:50 a nation of fierce facial expressions, that doesn't respect the elderly, nor show favour to the young.

DEU 28:51 They will eat the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your ground, until you are destroyed. They also won't leave you grain, new wine, oil, the increase of your livestock, or the young of your flock, until they have caused you to perish.

DEU 28:52 They will besiege you in all your gates until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout all your land. They will besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land which the LORD your God has given you.

DEU 28:53 You will eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, whom the LORD your God has given you, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemies will distress you.

DEU 28:54 The man who is tender amongst you, and very delicate, his eye will be evil towards his brother, towards the wife whom he loves, and towards the remnant of his children whom he has remaining,

DEU 28:55 so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left to him, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy will distress you in all your gates.

DEU 28:56 The tender and delicate woman amongst you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye will be evil towards the husband that she loves, towards her son, towards her daughter,

DEU 28:57 towards her young one who comes out from between her feet, and towards her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of all things in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy will distress you in your gates.

DEU 28:58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD your God,

DEU 28:59 then the LORD will make your plagues and the plagues of your offspring fearful, even great plagues, and of long duration, and severe sicknesses, and of long duration.

DEU 28:60 He will bring on you again all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they will cling to you.

DEU 28:61 Also every sickness and every plague which is not written in the book of this law, the LORD will bring them on you until you are destroyed.

DEU 28:62 You will be left few in number, even though you were as the stars of the sky for multitude, because you didn't listen to the LORD your God's voice.

DEU 28:63 It will happen that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to cause you to perish and to destroy you. You will be plucked from the land that you are going in to possess.

DEU 28:64 The LORD will scatter you amongst all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth. There you will serve other gods which you have not known, you nor your fathers, even wood and stone.

DEU 28:65 Amongst these nations you will find no ease, and there will be no rest for the sole of your foot; but the LORD will give you there a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and pining of soul.

DEU 28:66 Your life will hang in doubt before you. You will be afraid night and day, and will have no assurance of your life.

DEU 28:67 In the morning you will say, "I wish it were evening!" and at evening you will say, "I wish it were morning!" for the fear of your heart which you will fear, and for the sights which your eyes will see.

DEU 28:68 The LORD will bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way of which I told to you that you would never see it again. There you will offer yourselves to your enemies for male and female slaves, and nobody will buy you.

Deuteronomy Chapter 29

DEU 29:1 These are the words of the covenant which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, in addition to the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.

DEU 29:2 Moses called to all Israel, and said to them: Your eyes have seen all that the LORD did in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land;

DEU 29:3 the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs, and those great wonders.

DEU 29:4 But the LORD has not given you a heart to know, eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.

DEU 29:5 I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not grown old on you, and your sandals have not grown old on your feet.

DEU 29:6 You have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.

DEU 29:7 When you came to this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon and Og the king of Bashan came out against us to battle, and we struck them.

DEU 29:8 We took their land, and gave it for an inheritance to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of the Manassites.

DEU 29:9 Therefore keep the words of this covenant and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.

DEU 29:10 All of you stand today in the presence of the LORD your God: your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, even all the men of Israel,

DEU 29:11 your little ones, your wives, and the foreigners who are in the middle of your camps, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water,

DEU 29:12 that you may enter into the covenant of the LORD your God, and into his oath, which the LORD your God makes with you today,

DEU 29:13 that he may establish you today as his people, and that he may be your God, as he spoke to you and as he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

DEU 29:14 Neither do I make this covenant and this oath with you only,

DEU 29:15 but with those who stand here with us today before the LORD our God, and also with those who are not here with us today

DEU 29:16 (for you know how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the middle of the nations through which you passed;

DEU 29:17 and you have seen their abominations and their idols of wood, stone, silver, and gold, which were amongst them);

DEU 29:18 lest there should be amongst you man, woman, family, or tribe whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations; lest there should be amongst you a root that produces bitter poison;

DEU 29:19 and it happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, "I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart," to destroy the moist with the dry.

DEU 29:20 The LORD will not pardon him, but then the LORD's anger and his jealousy will smoke against that man, and all the curse that is written in this book will fall on him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under the sky.

DEU 29:21 The LORD will set him apart for evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant written in this book of the law.

DEU 29:22 The generation to come-your children who will rise up after you, and the foreigner who will come from a far land-will say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses with which the LORD has made it sick,

DEU 29:23  that all of its land is sulphur, salt, and burning, that it is not sown, doesn't produce, nor does any grass grow in it, like the overthrow of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath.

DEU 29:24 Even all the nations will say, "Why has the LORD done this to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?"

DEU 29:25 Then men will say, "Because they abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt,

DEU 29:26 and went and served other gods and worshipped them, gods that they didn't know and that he had not given to them.

DEU 29:27 Therefore the LORD's anger burnt against this land, to bring on it all the curses that are written in this book.

DEU 29:28 The LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and thrust them into another land, as it is today."

DEU 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy Chapter 30

DEU 30:1 It shall happen, when all these things have come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind amongst all the nations where the LORD your God has driven you,

DEU 30:2 and return to the LORD your God and obey his voice according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,

DEU 30:3 that then the LORD your God will release you from captivity, have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.

DEU 30:4 If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there he will bring you back.

DEU 30:5 The LORD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you will possess it. He will do you good, and increase your numbers more than your fathers.

DEU 30:6 The LORD your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your offspring, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.

DEU 30:7 The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.

DEU 30:8 You shall return and obey the LORD's voice, and do all his commandments which I command you today.

DEU 30:9 The LORD your God will make you prosperous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground, for good; for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your fathers,

DEU 30:10 if you will obey the LORD your God's voice, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law; if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

DEU 30:11 For this commandment which I command you today is not too hard for you or too distant.

DEU 30:12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, "Who will go up for us to heaven, bring it to us, and proclaim it to us, that we may do it?"

DEU 30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, "Who will go over the sea for us, bring it to us, and proclaim it to us, that we may do it?"

DEU 30:14 But the word is very near to you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.

DEU 30:15 Behold, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and evil.

DEU 30:16 For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways and to keep his commandments, his statutes, and his ordinances, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you go in to possess it.

DEU 30:17 But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away and worship other gods, and serve them,

DEU 30:18 I declare to you today that you will surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you pass over the Jordan to go in to possess it.

DEU 30:19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your descendants,

DEU 30:20 to love the LORD your God, to obey his voice, and to cling to him; for he is your life, and the length of your days, that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Deuteronomy Chapter 31

DEU 31:1 Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel.

DEU 31:2 He said to them, "I am one hundred and twenty years old today. I can no more go out and come in. The LORD has said to me, 'You shall not go over this Jordan.'

DEU 31:3 The LORD your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess them. Joshua will go over before you, as the LORD has spoken.

DEU 31:4 The LORD will do to them as he did to Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when he destroyed them.

DEU 31:5 The LORD will deliver them up before you, and you shall do to them according to all the commandment which I have commanded you.

DEU 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid or scared of them; for the LORD your God himself is who goes with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you."

DEU 31:7 Moses called to Joshua, and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them; and you shall cause them to inherit it.

DEU 31:8 The LORD himself is who goes before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. Don't be afraid. Don't be discouraged."

DEU 31:9 Moses wrote this law and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the LORD's covenant, and to all the elders of Israel.

DEU 31:10 Moses commanded them, saying, "At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of booths,

DEU 31:11 when all Israel has come to appear before the LORD your God in the place which he will choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

DEU 31:12 Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and the foreigners who are within your gates, that they may hear, learn, fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law,

DEU 31:13 and that their children, who have not known, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live in the land where you go over the Jordan to possess it."

DEU 31:14 The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, your days approach that you must die. Call Joshua, and present yourselves in the Tent of Meeting, that I may commission him." Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the Tent of Meeting.

DEU 31:15 The LORD appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud, and the pillar of cloud stood over the Tent's door.

DEU 31:16 The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers. This people will rise up and play the prostitute after the strange gods of the land where they go to be amongst them, and will forsake me and break my covenant which I have made with them.

DEU 31:17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall come on them; so that they will say in that day, 'Haven't these evils come on us because our God is not amongst us?'

DEU 31:18 I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evil which they have done, in that they have turned to other gods.

DEU 31:19 "Now therefore write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

DEU 31:20 For when I have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they have eaten and filled themselves, and grown fat, then they will turn to other gods, and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant.

DEU 31:21 It will happen, when many evils and troubles have come on them, that this song will testify before them as a witness; for it will not be forgotten out of the mouths of their descendants; for I know their ways and what they are doing today, before I have brought them into the land which I promised them."

DEU 31:22 So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it to the children of Israel.

DEU 31:23 He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, "Be strong and courageous; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore to them. I will be with you."

DEU 31:24 When Moses had finished writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,

DEU 31:25 Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the LORD's covenant, saying,

DEU 31:26 "Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the LORD your God's covenant, that it may be there for a witness against you.

DEU 31:27 For I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. Behold, while I am yet alive with you today, you have been rebellious against the LORD. How much more after my death?

DEU 31:28 Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to witness against them.

DEU 31:29 For I know that after my death you will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn away from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will happen to you in the latter days, because you will do that which is evil in the LORD's sight, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands."

DEU 31:30 Moses spoke in the ears of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were finished.

Deuteronomy Chapter 32

DEU 32:1 Give ear, you heavens, and I will speak. Let the earth hear the words of my mouth.

DEU 32:2 My doctrine will drop as the rain. My speech will condense as the dew, as the misty rain on the tender grass, as the showers on the herb.

DEU 32:3 For I will proclaim the LORD's name. Ascribe greatness to our God!

DEU 32:4 The Rock: his work is perfect, for all his ways are just. A God of faithfulness who does no wrong, just and right is he.

DEU 32:5 They have dealt corruptly with him. They are not his children, because of their defect. They are a perverse and crooked generation.

DEU 32:6 Is this the way you repay the LORD, foolish and unwise people? Isn't he your father who has bought you? He has made you and established you.

DEU 32:7 Remember the days of old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.

DEU 32:8 When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the children of men, he set the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel.

DEU 32:9 For the LORD's portion is his people. Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

DEU 32:10 He found him in a desert land, in the waste howling wilderness. He surrounded him. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

DEU 32:11 As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, he spread abroad his wings, he took them, he bore them on his feathers.

DEU 32:12 The LORD alone led him. There was no foreign god with him.

DEU 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, oil out of the flinty rock;

DEU 32:14 butter from the herd, and milk from the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the finest of the wheat. From the blood of the grape, you drank wine.

DEU 32:15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then he abandoned God who made him, and rejected the Rock of his salvation.

DEU 32:16 They moved him to jealousy with strange gods. They provoked him to anger with abominations.

DEU 32:17 They sacrificed to demons, not God, to gods that they didn't know, to new gods that came up recently, which your fathers didn't dread.

DEU 32:18 Of the Rock who became your father, you are unmindful, and have forgotten God who gave you birth.

DEU 32:19 The LORD saw and abhorred, because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters.

DEU 32:20 He said, "I will hide my face from them. I will see what their end will be; for they are a very perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness.

DEU 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God. They have provoked me to anger with their vanities. I will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people. I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

DEU 32:22 For a fire is kindled in my anger, that burns to the lowest Sheol, devours the earth with its increase, and sets the foundations of the mountains on fire.

DEU 32:23 "I will heap evils on them. I will spend my arrows on them.

DEU 32:24 They shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction. I will send the teeth of animals on them, with the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.

DEU 32:25 Outside the sword will bereave, and in the rooms, terror on both young man and virgin, the nursing infant with the grey-haired man.

DEU 32:26 I said that I would scatter them afar. I would make their memory to cease from amongst men;

DEU 32:27 were it not that I feared the provocation of the enemy, lest their adversaries