Bible4 “Sinners beyond all the men?”

The Annunciation of Luke the Evangelist – Chapter 13

܀ ܠܘܩܐ ܀ (* homework optional)
1 And at that time, some came and told him of those Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And Jesus replied, and said to them:
Suppose ye, that these Galileans were sinners beyond all the Galileans, because this occurred to them?
3 No. And I say to you, That all of you also, unless ye repent, will likewise perish.
4 Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, suppose ye, that they were sinners beyond all the men inhabiting Jerusalem?
5 No. And I say to you, That except ye repent, ye like them will all of you perish.
6 And he spoke this similitude:
A man had a fig-tree that was planted in his vineyard:
and he came, seeking fruits upon it, and found none.
7 And he said to the cultivator:
Lo, these three years, I have come seeking fruits on this fig-tree, and I find none. Cut it down:
why should it cumber the ground?
8 The cultivator said to him:
My Lord, spare it this year also, until I shall work about it, and manure it.
9 And if it bear fruits, [well;] and if not*, thou wilt cut it down:
why should it live?
10 And when Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, on the sabbath,
11 a woman was there who had had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bent over, and could not straighten herself at all.
12 And Jesus saw her, and called her, and said to her:
Woman, thou art released from thy infirmity.
13 And he put his hand upon her; and immediately she straightened her self up, and glorified God.
14 And the chief of the synagogue, being angry that Jesus had healed on the sabbath, answered, and said to the multitude:
There are six days, on which it is lawful to work; on them come ye, and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
15 But Jesus replied, and said to him:
Thou hypocrite** ! Doth not every one of you, on the sabbath, loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him to water?
16 And this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom the Calumniator hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, ought she not to be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
17 And when he had said these things, all those that stood up against him were ashamed:
and all the people rejoiced in all the miracles that were wrought by his hand.
18 And Jesus said:
To what is the kingdom of God like? and with what shall I compare it?
19 It is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and cast into his garden; and it grew, and became a large tree; and a bird of heaven made her nest in its branches.
20 Jesus said again:
With what shall I compare the kingdom of God?
21 It is like leaven***, which a woman took and hid in three seahs of meal, until the whole was fermented.
22 And he travelled through the villages and cities, teaching and going towards Jerusalem.
23 And a person asked him, whether they were few who would have life?
24 And Jesus said to them:
Strive**** to enter the narrow gate:
for I say to you, many will seek to enter, and will not be able.
25 From the time**** that the lord of the house shall rise and close the door, then ye will stand without, and knock at the door; and ye will begin to say:
Our Lord, our Lord, open to us and he will answer, and say:
I tell you, I know you not, whence ye are.
26 And ye will begin to say:
We have eaten and drunken before thee; and thou hast taught in our streets.
27 And he will say to you:
I know you not, whence ye are:
depart from me, ye doers of falsehood.
28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye will see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God; and yourselves will be thrust out.
29 And they will come from the east and from the west, and from the south and from the north, and will recline in the kingdom of God.
30 And lo, there are last that will be first, and there are first that will be last.
31 On the same day came some of the Pharisees, and said to him:
Go, depart hence; for Herod purposeth to kill thee.
32 Jesus said to them:
Go ye and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures, to-day and to-morrow, and on the third day I shall be consummated.
33 But I must labor to-day and to-morrow, and on the following day I will go; because it cannot be, that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent to thee; how many times would I have gathered thy children, as a hen that gathereth her young under her wings, and ye would not?
35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. For I say to you: Ye will not see me, until ye will say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
* 9. "if not" what?
** 15. Exercise: Define ‘hypocrite’ based on this passage.
*** 21. Problem: Can you connect verses 9 and 15 to this verse by defining ‘leaven’ ?
**** 24/25. What ‘time’ is referred to ?
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Ben Sira 53 KJVA

1 Whereas many and great things have been delivered unto us by the law and the prophets, and by others that have followed their steps, for the which things Israel ought to be commended for learning and wisdom;
2 and whereof not only the readers must needs become skilful themselves, but also they that desire to learn be able to profit them which are without, both by speaking and writing:
3 my grandfather Jesus, when he had much given himself to the reading of the law, and the prophets, and other books of our fathers, and had gotten therein good judgment, was drawn on also himself to write something pertaining to learning and wisdom;
4 to the intent that those which are desirous to learn, and are addicted to these things, might profit much more in living according to the law.
5 Wherefore let me intreat you to read it with favour and attention, and to pardon us, wherein we may seem to come short of some words, which we have laboured to interpret.
6 For the same things uttered in Hebrew, and translated into another tongue, have not the same force in them: and not only these things, but the law itself, and the prophets, and the rest of the books, have no small difference, when they are spoken in their own language.
7 For in the eight and thirtieth year coming into Egypt, when Euergetes was king, and continuing there some time, I found a book of no small learning: therefore I thought it most necessary for me to bestow some diligence and travail to interpret it;
8 using great watchfulness and skill in that space to bring the book to an end, and set it forth for them also, which in a strange country are willing to learn, being prepared before in manners to live after the law.

Ben Sira 53 KJVA


‘God spoke all these words’ – Torah 1 The Teaching


Torah 2 The Teachings of Christ from Sinai to Moses. Devotional readings for Day 2.
Exodus 20-27. Sometimes explained as a Ketubah, which is a wedding contract, the Almighty explains the conditions of His relationship to His people in Ten Words – or terms.

And God spoke all these words, 20.1
The ordinances which thou shalt set before them. 21.1
And ye shall be holy men unto Me; 22.30
Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. 23.32
And they saw the God of Israel; 24.10
I show thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, 25.9
And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle 26.30
All the instruments of the tabernacle 27.19

Chapter 20

א וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים, אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר. {ס} 1

And God spoke all these words, saying: {S}

ב אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִיךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים: לֹא-יִהְיֶה לְךָ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, עַל-פָּנָי. 2

I am the Only Eternal One thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

ג לֹא-תַעֲשֶׂה לְךָ פֶסֶל, וְכָל-תְּמוּנָה, אֲשֶׁר בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל, וַאֲשֶׁר בָּאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת–וַאֲשֶׁר בַּמַּיִם, מִתַּחַת לָאָרֶץ. 3

Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

ד לֹא-תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לָהֶם, וְלֹא תָעָבְדֵם: כִּי אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֵל קַנָּא–פֹּקֵד עֲו‍ֹן אָבֹת עַל-בָּנִים עַל-שִׁלֵּשִׁים וְעַל-רִבֵּעִים, לְשֹׂנְאָי. 4

thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;

ה וְעֹשֶׂה חֶסֶד, לַאֲלָפִים–לְאֹהֲבַי, וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי מִצְו‍ֹתָי. {ס} 5

and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments. {S}

ו לֹא תִשָּׂא אֶת-שֵׁם-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לַשָּׁוְא: כִּי לֹא יְנַקֶּה יְהוָה, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יִשָּׂא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ לַשָּׁוְא. {פ} 6

Thou shalt not take the name of jehovah thy God in vain; for jehovah will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. {P}

ז זָכוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ. 7

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

ח שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תַּעֲבֹד, וְעָשִׂיתָ כָּל-מְלַאכְתֶּךָ. 8

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;

ט וְיוֹם, הַשְּׁבִיעִי–שַׁבָּת, לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ: לֹא-תַעֲשֶׂה כָל-מְלָאכָה אַתָּה וּבִנְךָ וּבִתֶּךָ, עַבְדְּךָ וַאֲמָתְךָ וּבְהֶמְתֶּךָ, וְגֵרְךָ, אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ. 9

but the seventh day is a sabbath unto jehovah thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;

י כִּי שֵׁשֶׁת-יָמִים עָשָׂה יְהוָה אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֶת-הַיָּם וְאֶת-כָּל-אֲשֶׁר-בָּם, וַיָּנַח, בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי; עַל-כֵּן, בֵּרַךְ יְהוָה אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת–וַיְקַדְּשֵׁהוּ. {ס} 10

for in six days jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day; wherefore jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. {S}

יא כַּבֵּד אֶת-אָבִיךָ, וְאֶת-אִמֶּךָ–לְמַעַן, יַאֲרִכוּן יָמֶיךָ, עַל הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ. {ס} 11

Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which jehovah thy God giveth thee. {S}

יב לֹא תִרְצָח, {ס} לֹא תִנְאָף; {ס} לֹא תִגְנֹב, {ס} לֹא-תַעֲנֶה בְרֵעֲךָ עֵד שָׁקֶר. {ס} 12

Thou shalt not murder. {S} Thou shalt not commit adultery. {S} Thou shalt not steal. {S} Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. {S}

יג לֹא תַחְמֹד, בֵּית רֵעֶךָ; {ס} לֹא-תַחְמֹד אֵשֶׁת רֵעֶךָ, וְעַבְדּוֹ וַאֲמָתוֹ וְשׁוֹרוֹ וַחֲמֹרוֹ, וְכֹל, אֲשֶׁר לְרֵעֶךָ. {פ} 13

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house; {S} thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. {P}

יד וְכָל-הָעָם רֹאִים אֶת-הַקּוֹלֹת וְאֶת-הַלַּפִּידִם, וְאֵת קוֹל הַשֹּׁפָר, וְאֶת-הָהָר, עָשֵׁן; וַיַּרְא הָעָם וַיָּנֻעוּ, וַיַּעַמְדוּ מֵרָחֹק. 14 And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the horn, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off.

טו וַיֹּאמְרוּ, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, דַּבֵּר-אַתָּה עִמָּנוּ, וְנִשְׁמָעָה; וְאַל-יְדַבֵּר עִמָּנוּ אֱלֹהִים, פֶּן-נָמוּת. 15

And they said unto Moses:

‘Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.’

טז וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-הָעָם, אַל-תִּירָאוּ, כִּי לְבַעֲבוּר נַסּוֹת אֶתְכֶם, בָּא הָאֱלֹהִים; וּבַעֲבוּר, תִּהְיֶה יִרְאָתוֹ עַל-פְּנֵיכֶם–לְבִלְתִּי תֶחֱטָאוּ. 16

And Moses said unto the people:

‘Fear not; for God is come to prove you, and that His fear may be before you, that ye sin not.’

יז וַיַּעֲמֹד הָעָם, מֵרָחֹק; וּמֹשֶׁה נִגַּשׁ אֶל-הָעֲרָפֶל, אֲשֶׁר-שָׁם הָאֱלֹהִים. {ס} 17

And the people stood afar off; but Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. {S}

יח וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, כֹּה תֹאמַר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: אַתֶּם רְאִיתֶם–כִּי מִן-הַשָּׁמַיִם, דִּבַּרְתִּי עִמָּכֶם. 18

And jehovah said unto Moses:

Thus thou shalt say unto the sons of Israel:

Ye yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

יט לֹא תַעֲשׂוּן, אִתִּי: אֱלֹהֵי כֶסֶף וֵאלֹהֵי זָהָב, לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ לָכֶם. 19

Ye shall not make with Me–

gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not make unto you.

כ מִזְבַּח אֲדָמָה, תַּעֲשֶׂה-לִּי, וְזָבַחְתָּ עָלָיו אֶת-עֹלֹתֶיךָ וְאֶת-שְׁלָמֶיךָ, אֶת-צֹאנְךָ וְאֶת-בְּקָרֶךָ; בְּכָל-הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר אַזְכִּיר אֶת-שְׁמִי, אָבוֹא אֵלֶיךָ וּבֵרַכְתִּיךָ. 20

An altar of earth thou shalt make unto Me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be mentioned I will come unto thee and bless thee.

כא וְאִם-מִזְבַּח אֲבָנִים תַּעֲשֶׂה-לִּי, לֹא-תִבְנֶה אֶתְהֶן גָּזִית: כִּי חַרְבְּךָ הֵנַפְתָּ עָלֶיהָ, וַתְּחַלְלֶהָ. 21

And if thou make Me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast profaned it.

כב וְלֹא-תַעֲלֶה בְמַעֲלֹת, עַל-מִזְבְּחִי: אֲשֶׁר לֹא-תִגָּלֶה עֶרְוָתְךָ, עָלָיו. {פ} 22

Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon. {P}

Chapter 21

א וְאֵלֶּה, הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר תָּשִׂים, לִפְנֵיהֶם. 1

Now these are the ordinances which thou shalt set before them.

ב כִּי תִקְנֶה עֶבֶד עִבְרִי, שֵׁשׁ שָׁנִים יַעֲבֹד; וּבַשְּׁבִעִת–יֵצֵא לַחָפְשִׁי, חִנָּם. 2

If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

ג אִם-בְּגַפּוֹ יָבֹא, בְּגַפּוֹ יֵצֵא; אִם-בַּעַל אִשָּׁה הוּא, וְיָצְאָה אִשְׁתּוֹ עִמּוֹ. 3

If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him.

ד אִם-אֲדֹנָיו יִתֶּן-לוֹ אִשָּׁה, וְיָלְדָה-לוֹ בָנִים אוֹ בָנוֹת–הָאִשָּׁה וִילָדֶיהָ, תִּהְיֶה לַאדֹנֶיהָ, וְהוּא, יֵצֵא בְגַפּוֹ. 4

If his master give him a wife, and she bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself.

ה וְאִם-אָמֹר יֹאמַר, הָעֶבֶד, אָהַבְתִּי אֶת-אֲדֹנִי, אֶת-אִשְׁתִּי וְאֶת-בָּנָי; לֹא אֵצֵא, חָפְשִׁי. 5

But if the servant shall plainly say:

I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free;

ו וְהִגִּישׁוֹ אֲדֹנָיו, אֶל-הָאֱלֹהִים, וְהִגִּישׁוֹ אֶל-הַדֶּלֶת, אוֹ אֶל-הַמְּזוּזָה; וְרָצַע אֲדֹנָיו אֶת-אָזְנוֹ בַּמַּרְצֵעַ, וַעֲבָדוֹ לְעֹלָם. {ס} 6 then his master shall bring him unto God, and shall bring him to the door, or unto the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever. {S}

ז וְכִי-יִמְכֹּר אִישׁ אֶת-בִּתּוֹ, לְאָמָה–לֹא תֵצֵא, כְּצֵאת הָעֲבָדִים. 7

And if a man sell his daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men-servants do.

ח אִם-רָעָה בְּעֵינֵי אֲדֹנֶיהָ, אֲשֶׁר-לא (לוֹ) יְעָדָהּ–וְהֶפְדָּהּ: לְעַם נָכְרִי לֹא-יִמְשֹׁל לְמָכְרָהּ, בְּבִגְדוֹ-בָהּ. 8

If she please not her master, who hath espoused her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed; to sell her unto a foreign people he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

ט וְאִם-לִבְנוֹ, יִיעָדֶנָּה–כְּמִשְׁפַּט הַבָּנוֹת, יַעֲשֶׂה-לָּהּ. 9

And if he espouse her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.

י אִם-אַחֶרֶת, יִקַּח-לוֹ–שְׁאֵרָהּ כְּסוּתָהּ וְעֹנָתָהּ, לֹא יִגְרָע. 10

If he take him another wife, her food, her raiment, and her conjugal rights, shall he not diminish.

יא וְאִם-שְׁלָשׁ-אֵלֶּה–לֹא יַעֲשֶׂה, לָהּ: וְיָצְאָה חִנָּם, אֵין כָּסֶף. {ס} 11

And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out for nothing, without money. {S}

יב מַכֵּה אִישׁ וָמֵת, מוֹת יוּמָת. 12

He that smiteth a man, so that he dieth, shall surely be put to death.

יג וַאֲשֶׁר לֹא צָדָה, וְהָאֱלֹהִים אִנָּה לְיָדוֹ–וְשַׂמְתִּי לְךָ מָקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר יָנוּס שָׁמָּה. {ס} 13

And if a man lie not in wait, but God cause it to come to hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he may flee. {S}

יד וְכִי-יָזִד אִישׁ עַל-רֵעֵהוּ, לְהָרְגוֹ בְעָרְמָה–מֵעִם מִזְבְּחִי, תִּקָּחֶנּוּ לָמוּת. {ס} 14

And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from Mine altar, that he may die. {S}

טו וּמַכֵּה אָבִיו וְאִמּוֹ, מוֹת יוּמָת. {ס} 15

And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. {S}

טז וְגֹנֵב אִישׁ וּמְכָרוֹ וְנִמְצָא בְיָדוֹ, מוֹת יוּמָת. {ס} 16

And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. {S}

יז וּמְקַלֵּל אָבִיו וְאִמּוֹ, מוֹת יוּמָת. {ס} 17

And he that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death. {S}

יח וְכִי-יְרִיבֻן אֲנָשִׁים–וְהִכָּה-אִישׁ אֶת-רֵעֵהוּ, בְּאֶבֶן אוֹ בְאֶגְרֹף; וְלֹא יָמוּת, וְנָפַל לְמִשְׁכָּב. 18

And if men contend, and one smite the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed;

יט אִם-יָקוּם וְהִתְהַלֵּךְ בַּחוּץ, עַל-מִשְׁעַנְתּוֹ–וְנִקָּה הַמַּכֶּה: רַק שִׁבְתּוֹ יִתֵּן, וְרַפֹּא יְרַפֵּא. {ס} 19

if he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit; only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed. {S}

כ וְכִי-יַכֶּה אִישׁ אֶת-עַבְדּוֹ אוֹ אֶת-אֲמָתוֹ, בַּשֵּׁבֶט, וּמֵת, תַּחַת יָדוֹ–נָקֹם, יִנָּקֵם. 20

And if a man smite his bondman, or his bondwoman, with a rod, and he die under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

כא אַךְ אִם-יוֹם אוֹ יוֹמַיִם, יַעֲמֹד–לֹא יֻקַּם, כִּי כַסְפּוֹ הוּא. {ס} 21

Notwithstanding if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his money. {S}

כב וְכִי-יִנָּצוּ אֲנָשִׁים, וְנָגְפוּ אִשָּׁה הָרָה וְיָצְאוּ יְלָדֶיהָ, וְלֹא יִהְיֶה, אָסוֹן–עָנוֹשׁ יֵעָנֵשׁ, כַּאֲשֶׁר יָשִׁית עָלָיו בַּעַל הָאִשָּׁה, וְנָתַן, בִּפְלִלִים. 22

And if men strive together, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart, and yet no harm follow, he shall be surely fined, according as the woman’s husband shall lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

כג וְאִם-אָסוֹן, יִהְיֶה–וְנָתַתָּה נֶפֶשׁ, תַּחַת נָפֶשׁ. 23

But if any harm follow, then thou shalt give life for life,

כד עַיִן תַּחַת עַיִן, שֵׁן תַּחַת שֵׁן, יָד תַּחַת יָד, רֶגֶל תַּחַת רָגֶל. 24

eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

כה כְּוִיָּה תַּחַת כְּוִיָּה, פֶּצַע תַּחַת פָּצַע, חַבּוּרָה, תַּחַת חַבּוּרָה. {ס} 25

burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. {S}

כו וְכִי-יַכֶּה אִישׁ אֶת-עֵין עַבְדּוֹ, אוֹ-אֶת-עֵין אֲמָתוֹ–וְשִׁחֲתָהּ: לַחָפְשִׁי יְשַׁלְּחֶנּוּ, תַּחַת עֵינוֹ. 26

And if a man smite the eye of his bondman, or the eye of his bondwoman, and destroy it, he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake.

כז וְאִם-שֵׁן עַבְדּוֹ אוֹ-שֵׁן אֲמָתוֹ, יַפִּיל–לַחָפְשִׁי יְשַׁלְּחֶנּוּ, תַּחַת שִׁנּוֹ. {פ} 27

And if he smite out his bondman’s tooth, or his bondwoman’s tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake. {P}

כח וְכִי-יִגַּח שׁוֹר אֶת-אִישׁ אוֹ אֶת-אִשָּׁה, וָמֵת–סָקוֹל יִסָּקֵל הַשּׁוֹר, וְלֹא יֵאָכֵל אֶת-בְּשָׂרוֹ, וּבַעַל הַשּׁוֹר, נָקִי. 28

And if an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die, the ox shall be surely stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

כט וְאִם שׁוֹר נַגָּח הוּא מִתְּמֹל שִׁלְשֹׁם, וְהוּעַד בִּבְעָלָיו וְלֹא יִשְׁמְרֶנּוּ, וְהֵמִית אִישׁ, אוֹ אִשָּׁה–הַשּׁוֹר, יִסָּקֵל, וְגַם-בְּעָלָיו, יוּמָת. 29

But if the ox was wont to gore in time past, and warning hath been given to its owner, and he hath not kept it in, but it hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death.

ל אִם-כֹּפֶר, יוּשַׁת עָלָיו–וְנָתַן פִּדְיֹן נַפְשׁוֹ, כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר-יוּשַׁת עָלָיו. 30

If there be laid on him a ransom, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.

לא אוֹ-בֵן יִגָּח, אוֹ-בַת יִגָּח–כַּמִּשְׁפָּט הַזֶּה, יֵעָשֶׂה לּוֹ. 31

Whether it have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.

לב אִם-עֶבֶד יִגַּח הַשּׁוֹר, אוֹ אָמָה–כֶּסֶף שְׁלֹשִׁים שְׁקָלִים, יִתֵּן לַאדֹנָיו, וְהַשּׁוֹר, יִסָּקֵל. {ס} 32

If the ox gore a bondman or a bondwoman, he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned. {S}

לג וְכִי-יִפְתַּח אִישׁ בּוֹר, אוֹ כִּי-יִכְרֶה אִישׁ בֹּר–וְלֹא יְכַסֶּנּוּ; וְנָפַל-שָׁמָּה שּׁוֹר, אוֹ חֲמוֹר. 33

And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein,

לד בַּעַל הַבּוֹר יְשַׁלֵּם, כֶּסֶף יָשִׁיב לִבְעָלָיו; וְהַמֵּת, יִהְיֶה-לּוֹ. {ס} 34

the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner of them, and the dead beast shall be his. {S}

לה וְכִי-יִגֹּף שׁוֹר-אִישׁ אֶת-שׁוֹר רֵעֵהוּ, וָמֵת–וּמָכְרוּ אֶת-הַשּׁוֹר הַחַי, וְחָצוּ אֶת-כַּסְפּוֹ, וְגַם אֶת-הַמֵּת, יֶחֱצוּן. 35

And if one man’s ox hurt another’s, so that it dieth; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the price of it; and the dead also they shall divide.

לו אוֹ נוֹדַע, כִּי שׁוֹר נַגָּח הוּא מִתְּמוֹל שִׁלְשֹׁם, וְלֹא יִשְׁמְרֶנּוּ, בְּעָלָיו–שַׁלֵּם יְשַׁלֵּם שׁוֹר תַּחַת הַשּׁוֹר, וְהַמֵּת יִהְיֶה-לּוֹ. {ס} 36

Or if it be known that the ox was wont to gore in time past, and its owner hath not kept it in; he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead beast shall be his own. {S}

לז כִּי יִגְנֹב-אִישׁ שׁוֹר אוֹ-שֶׂה, וּטְבָחוֹ אוֹ מְכָרוֹ–חֲמִשָּׁה בָקָר, יְשַׁלֵּם תַּחַת הַשּׁוֹר, וְאַרְבַּע-צֹאן, תַּחַת הַשֶּׂה. 37

If a man steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it, he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

Chapter 22

א אִם-בַּמַּחְתֶּרֶת יִמָּצֵא הַגַּנָּב, וְהֻכָּה וָמֵת–אֵין לוֹ, דָּמִים. 1

If a thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him.

ב אִם-זָרְחָה הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ עָלָיו, דָּמִים לוֹ: שַׁלֵּם יְשַׁלֵּם–אִם-אֵין לוֹ, וְנִמְכַּר בִּגְנֵבָתוֹ. 2

If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be bloodguiltiness for him–

he shall make restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

ג אִם-הִמָּצֵא תִמָּצֵא בְיָדוֹ הַגְּנֵבָה, מִשּׁוֹר עַד-חֲמוֹר עַד-שֶׂה–חַיִּים: שְׁנַיִם, יְשַׁלֵּם. {ס} 3

If the theft be found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall pay double. {S}

ד כִּי יַבְעֶר-אִישׁ, שָׂדֶה אוֹ-כֶרֶם, וְשִׁלַּח אֶת-בְּעִירֹה, וּבִעֵר בִּשְׂדֵה אַחֵר–מֵיטַב שָׂדֵהוּ וּמֵיטַב כַּרְמוֹ, יְשַׁלֵּם. {ס} 4

If a man cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast loose, and it feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution. {S}

ה כִּי-תֵצֵא אֵשׁ וּמָצְאָה קֹצִים, וְנֶאֱכַל גָּדִישׁ, אוֹ הַקָּמָה, אוֹ הַשָּׂדֶה–שַׁלֵּם יְשַׁלֵּם, הַמַּבְעִר אֶת-הַבְּעֵרָה. {ס} 5

If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the shocks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field are consumed; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. {S}

ו כִּי-יִתֵּן אִישׁ אֶל-רֵעֵהוּ כֶּסֶף אוֹ-כֵלִים, לִשְׁמֹר, וְגֻנַּב, מִבֵּית הָאִישׁ–אִם-יִמָּצֵא הַגַּנָּב, יְשַׁלֵּם שְׁנָיִם. 6

If a man deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, he shall pay double.

ז אִם-לֹא יִמָּצֵא הַגַּנָּב, וְנִקְרַב בַּעַל-הַבַּיִת אֶל-הָאֱלֹהִים: אִם-לֹא שָׁלַח יָדוֹ, בִּמְלֶאכֶת רֵעֵהוּ. 7

If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods.

ח עַל-כָּל-דְּבַר-פֶּשַׁע עַל-שׁוֹר עַל-חֲמוֹר עַל-שֶׂה עַל-שַׂלְמָה עַל-כָּל-אֲבֵדָה, אֲשֶׁר יֹאמַר כִּי-הוּא זֶה–עַד הָאֱלֹהִים, יָבֹא דְּבַר-שְׁנֵיהֶם: אֲשֶׁר יַרְשִׁיעֻן אֱלֹהִים, יְשַׁלֵּם שְׁנַיִם לְרֵעֵהוּ. {ס} 8

For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, whereof one saith:

‘This is it,’

the cause of both parties shall come before God; he whom God shall condemn shall pay double unto his neighbour. {S}

ט כִּי-יִתֵּן אִישׁ אֶל-רֵעֵהוּ חֲמוֹר אוֹ-שׁוֹר אוֹ-שֶׂה, וְכָל-בְּהֵמָה–לִשְׁמֹר; וּמֵת אוֹ-נִשְׁבַּר אוֹ-נִשְׁבָּה, אֵין רֹאֶה. 9

If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep, and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it;

י שְׁבֻעַת יְהוָה, תִּהְיֶה בֵּין שְׁנֵיהֶם–אִם-לֹא שָׁלַח יָדוֹ, בִּמְלֶאכֶת רֵעֵהוּ; וְלָקַח בְּעָלָיו, וְלֹא יְשַׁלֵּם. 10

the oath of jehovah shall be between them both, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner thereof shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.

יא וְאִם-גָּנֹב יִגָּנֵב, מֵעִמּוֹ–יְשַׁלֵּם, לִבְעָלָיו. 11

But if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.

יב אִם-טָרֹף יִטָּרֵף, יְבִאֵהוּ עֵד: הַטְּרֵפָה, לֹא יְשַׁלֵּם. {פ} 12

If it be torn in pieces, let him bring it for witness; he shall not make good that which was torn. {P}

יג וְכִי-יִשְׁאַל אִישׁ מֵעִם רֵעֵהוּ, וְנִשְׁבַּר אוֹ-מֵת; בְּעָלָיו אֵין-עִמּוֹ, שַׁלֵּם יְשַׁלֵּם. 13

And if a man borrow aught of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof not being with it, he shall surely make restitution.

יד אִם-בְּעָלָיו עִמּוֹ, לֹא יְשַׁלֵּם: אִם-שָׂכִיר הוּא, בָּא בִּשְׂכָרוֹ. {ס} 14

If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good; if it be a hireling, he loseth his hire. {S}

טו וְכִי-יְפַתֶּה אִישׁ, בְּתוּלָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא-אֹרָשָׂה–וְשָׁכַב עִמָּהּ: מָהֹר יִמְהָרֶנָּה לּוֹ, לְאִשָּׁה. 15

And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

טז אִם-מָאֵן יְמָאֵן אָבִיהָ, לְתִתָּהּ לוֹ–כֶּסֶף יִשְׁקֹל, כְּמֹהַר הַבְּתוּלֹת. {ס} 16

If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. {S}

יז מְכַשֵּׁפָה, לֹא תְחַיֶּה. 17

Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.

יח כָּל-שֹׁכֵב עִם-בְּהֵמָה, מוֹת יוּמָת. {ס} 18

Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death. {S}

יט זֹבֵחַ לָאֱלֹהִים, יָחֳרָם–בִּלְתִּי לַיהוָה, לְבַדּוֹ. 19

He that sacrificeth unto the gods, save unto jehovah only, shall be utterly destroyed.

כ וְגֵר לֹא-תוֹנֶה, וְלֹא תִלְחָצֶנּוּ: כִּי-גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 20

And a stranger shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

כא כָּל-אַלְמָנָה וְיָתוֹם, לֹא תְעַנּוּן. 21

Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

כב אִם-עַנֵּה תְעַנֶּה, אֹתוֹ–כִּי אִם-צָעֹק יִצְעַק אֵלַי, שָׁמֹעַ אֶשְׁמַע צַעֲקָתוֹ. 22

If thou afflict them in any wise–

for if they cry at all unto Me, I will surely hear their cry–

כג וְחָרָה אַפִּי, וְהָרַגְתִּי אֶתְכֶם בֶּחָרֶב; וְהָיוּ נְשֵׁיכֶם אַלְמָנוֹת, וּבְנֵיכֶם יְתֹמִים. {פ} 23

My wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless. {P}

כד אִם-כֶּסֶף תַּלְוֶה אֶת-עַמִּי, אֶת-הֶעָנִי עִמָּךְ–לֹא-תִהְיֶה לוֹ, כְּנֹשֶׁה; לֹא-תְשִׂימוּן עָלָיו, נֶשֶׁךְ. 24

If thou lend money to any of My people, even to the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shall ye lay upon him interest.

כה אִם-חָבֹל תַּחְבֹּל, שַׂלְמַת רֵעֶךָ–עַד-בֹּא הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ, תְּשִׁיבֶנּוּ לוֹ. 25

If thou at all take thy neighbour’s garment to pledge, thou shalt restore it unto him by that the sun goeth down;

כו כִּי הִוא כְסוּתֹה לְבַדָּהּ, הִוא שִׂמְלָתוֹ לְעֹרוֹ; בַּמֶּה יִשְׁכָּב–וְהָיָה כִּי-יִצְעַק אֵלַי, וְשָׁמַעְתִּי כִּי-חַנּוּן אָנִי. {ס} 26

for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin; wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto Me, that I will hear; for I am gracious. {S}

כז אֱלֹהִים, לֹא תְקַלֵּל; וְנָשִׂיא בְעַמְּךָ, לֹא תָאֹר. 27

Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.

כח מְלֵאָתְךָ וְדִמְעֲךָ, לֹא תְאַחֵר; בְּכוֹר בָּנֶיךָ, תִּתֶּן-לִי. 28

Thou shalt not delay to offer of the fulness of thy harvest, and of the outflow of thy presses. The first-born of thy sons shalt thou give unto Me.

כט כֵּן-תַּעֲשֶׂה לְשֹׁרְךָ, לְצֹאנֶךָ: שִׁבְעַת יָמִים יִהְיֶה עִם-אִמּוֹ, בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי תִּתְּנוֹ-לִי. 29

Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep; seven days it shall be with its dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it Me.

ל וְאַנְשֵׁי-קֹדֶשׁ, תִּהְיוּן לִי; וּבָשָׂר בַּשָּׂדֶה טְרֵפָה לֹא תֹאכֵלוּ, לַכֶּלֶב תַּשְׁלִכוּן אֹתוֹ. {ס} 30

And ye shall be holy men unto Me; therefore ye shall not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs. {S}

Chapter 23

א לֹא תִשָּׂא, שֵׁמַע שָׁוְא; אַל-תָּשֶׁת יָדְךָ עִם-רָשָׁע, לִהְיֹת עֵד חָמָס. 1

Thou shalt not utter a false report; put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

ב לֹא-תִהְיֶה אַחֲרֵי-רַבִּים, לְרָעֹת; וְלֹא-תַעֲנֶה עַל-רִב, לִנְטֹת אַחֲרֵי רַבִּים–לְהַטֹּת. 2

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou bear witness in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to pervert justice;

ג וְדָל, לֹא תֶהְדַּר בְּרִיבוֹ. {ס} 3

neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause. {S}

ד כִּי תִפְגַּע שׁוֹר אֹיִבְךָ, אוֹ חֲמֹרוֹ–תֹּעֶה: הָשֵׁב תְּשִׁיבֶנּוּ, לוֹ. {ס} 4

If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. {S}

ה כִּי-תִרְאֶה חֲמוֹר שֹׂנַאֲךָ, רֹבֵץ תַּחַת מַשָּׂאוֹ, וְחָדַלְתָּ, מֵעֲזֹב לוֹ–עָזֹב תַּעֲזֹב, עִמּוֹ. {ס} 5

If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under its burden, thou shalt forbear to pass by him; thou shalt surely release it with him. {S}

ו לֹא תַטֶּה מִשְׁפַּט אֶבְיֹנְךָ, בְּרִיבוֹ. 6

Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

ז מִדְּבַר-שֶׁקֶר, תִּרְחָק; וְנָקִי וְצַדִּיק אַל-תַּהֲרֹג, כִּי לֹא-אַצְדִּיק רָשָׁע. 7

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not; for I will not justify the wicked.

ח וְשֹׁחַד, לֹא תִקָּח: כִּי הַשֹּׁחַד יְעַוֵּר פִּקְחִים, וִיסַלֵּף דִּבְרֵי צַדִּיקִים. 8

And thou shalt take no gift; for a gift blindeth them that have sight, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

ט וְגֵר, לֹא תִלְחָץ; וְאַתֶּם, יְדַעְתֶּם אֶת-נֶפֶשׁ הַגֵּר–כִּי-גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 9

And a stranger shalt thou not oppress; for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

י וְשֵׁשׁ שָׁנִים, תִּזְרַע אֶת-אַרְצֶךָ; וְאָסַפְתָּ, אֶת-תְּבוּאָתָהּ. 10

And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and gather in the increase thereof;

יא וְהַשְּׁבִיעִת תִּשְׁמְטֶנָּה וּנְטַשְׁתָּהּ, וְאָכְלוּ אֶבְיֹנֵי עַמֶּךָ, וְיִתְרָם, תֹּאכַל חַיַּת הַשָּׂדֶה; כֵּן-תַּעֲשֶׂה לְכַרְמְךָ, לְזֵיתֶךָ. 11

but the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of thy people may eat; and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.

יב שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תַּעֲשֶׂה מַעֲשֶׂיךָ, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי תִּשְׁבֹּת–לְמַעַן יָנוּחַ, שׁוֹרְךָ וַחֲמֹרֶךָ, וְיִנָּפֵשׁ בֶּן-אֲמָתְךָ, וְהַגֵּר. 12

Six days thou shalt do thy work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may have rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.

יג וּבְכֹל אֲשֶׁר-אָמַרְתִּי אֲלֵיכֶם, תִּשָּׁמֵרוּ; וְשֵׁם אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים לֹא תַזְכִּירוּ, לֹא יִשָּׁמַע עַל-פִּיךָ. 13

And in all things that I have said unto you take ye heed; and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

יד שָׁלֹשׁ רְגָלִים, תָּחֹג לִי בַּשָּׁנָה. 14

Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto Me in the year.

טו אֶת-חַג הַמַּצּוֹת, תִּשְׁמֹר–שִׁבְעַת יָמִים תֹּאכַל מַצּוֹת כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִךָ לְמוֹעֵד חֹדֶשׁ הָאָבִיב, כִּי-בוֹ יָצָאתָ מִמִּצְרָיִם; וְלֹא-יֵרָאוּ פָנַי, רֵיקָם. 15

The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep; seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month Abib–

for in it thou camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear before Me empty;

טז וְחַג הַקָּצִיר בִּכּוּרֵי מַעֲשֶׂיךָ, אֲשֶׁר תִּזְרַע בַּשָּׂדֶה; וְחַג הָאָסִף בְּצֵאת הַשָּׁנָה, בְּאָסְפְּךָ אֶת-מַעֲשֶׂיךָ מִן-הַשָּׂדֶה. 16

and the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours, which thou sowest in the field; and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when thou gatherest in thy labours out of the field.

יז שָׁלֹשׁ פְּעָמִים, בַּשָּׁנָה–יֵרָאֶה, כָּל-זְכוּרְךָ, אֶל-פְּנֵי, הָאָדֹן יְהוָה. 17

Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before my Lord jehovah.

יח לֹא-תִזְבַּח עַל-חָמֵץ, דַּם-זִבְחִי; וְלֹא-יָלִין חֵלֶב-חַגִּי, עַד-בֹּקֶר. 18

Thou shalt not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of My feast remain all night until the morning.

יט רֵאשִׁית, בִּכּוּרֵי אַדְמָתְךָ, תָּבִיא, בֵּית יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ; לֹא-תְבַשֵּׁל גְּדִי, בַּחֲלֵב אִמּוֹ. {פ} 19

The choicest first-fruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in its mother’s milk. {P}

כ הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי שֹׁלֵחַ מַלְאָךְ, לְפָנֶיךָ, לִשְׁמָרְךָ, בַּדָּרֶךְ; וְלַהֲבִיאֲךָ, אֶל-הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר הֲכִנֹתִי. 20

Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

כא הִשָּׁמֶר מִפָּנָיו וּשְׁמַע בְּקֹלוֹ, אַל-תַּמֵּר בּוֹ: כִּי לֹא יִשָּׂא לְפִשְׁעֲכֶם, כִּי שְׁמִי בְּקִרְבּוֹ. 21

Take heed of him, and hearken unto his voice; be not rebellious against him; for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him.

כב כִּי אִם-שָׁמוֹעַ תִּשְׁמַע, בְּקֹלוֹ, וְעָשִׂיתָ, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר אֲדַבֵּר–וְאָיַבְתִּי, אֶת-אֹיְבֶיךָ, וְצַרְתִּי, אֶת-צֹרְרֶיךָ. 22

But if thou shalt indeed hearken unto his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

כג כִּי-יֵלֵךְ מַלְאָכִי, לְפָנֶיךָ, וֶהֱבִיאֲךָ אֶל-הָאֱמֹרִי וְהַחִתִּי, וְהַפְּרִזִּי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי הַחִוִּי וְהַיְבוּסִי; וְהִכְחַדְתִּיו. 23

For Mine angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I will cut them off.

כד לֹא-תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לֵאלֹהֵיהֶם וְלֹא תָעָבְדֵם, וְלֹא תַעֲשֶׂה כְּמַעֲשֵׂיהֶם: כִּי הָרֵס תְּהָרְסֵם, וְשַׁבֵּר תְּשַׁבֵּר מַצֵּבֹתֵיהֶם. 24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their doings; but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and break in pieces their pillars.

כה וַעֲבַדְתֶּם, אֵת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, וּבֵרַךְ אֶת-לַחְמְךָ, וְאֶת-מֵימֶיךָ; וַהֲסִרֹתִי מַחֲלָה, מִקִּרְבֶּךָ. {ס} 25

And ye shall serve jehovah your God, and He will bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. {S}

כו לֹא תִהְיֶה מְשַׁכֵּלָה וַעֲקָרָה, בְּאַרְצֶךָ; אֶת-מִסְפַּר יָמֶיךָ, אֲמַלֵּא. 26

None shall miscarry, nor be barren, in thy land; the number of thy days I will fulfil.

כז אֶת-אֵימָתִי, אֲשַׁלַּח לְפָנֶיךָ, וְהַמֹּתִי אֶת-כָּל-הָעָם, אֲשֶׁר תָּבֹא בָּהֶם; וְנָתַתִּי אֶת-כָּל-אֹיְבֶיךָ אֵלֶיךָ, עֹרֶף. 27

I will send My terror before thee, and will discomfit all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

כח וְשָׁלַחְתִּי אֶת-הַצִּרְעָה, לְפָנֶיךָ; וְגֵרְשָׁה, אֶת-הַחִוִּי אֶת-הַכְּנַעֲנִי וְאֶת-הַחִתִּי–מִלְּפָנֶיךָ. 28

And I will send the hornet before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.

כט לֹא אֲגָרְשֶׁנּוּ מִפָּנֶיךָ, בְּשָׁנָה אֶחָת: פֶּן-תִּהְיֶה הָאָרֶץ שְׁמָמָה, וְרַבָּה עָלֶיךָ חַיַּת הַשָּׂדֶה. 29

I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee.

ל מְעַט מְעַט אֲגָרְשֶׁנּוּ, מִפָּנֶיךָ, עַד אֲשֶׁר תִּפְרֶה, וְנָחַלְתָּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ. 30

By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.

לא וְשַׁתִּי אֶת-גְּבֻלְךָ, מִיַּם-סוּף וְעַד-יָם פְּלִשְׁתִּים, וּמִמִּדְבָּר, עַד-הַנָּהָר: כִּי אֶתֵּן בְּיֶדְכֶם, אֵת יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ, וְגֵרַשְׁתָּמוֹ, מִפָּנֶיךָ. 31

And I will set thy border from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the River; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.

לב לֹא-תִכְרֹת לָהֶם וְלֵאלֹהֵיהֶם, בְּרִית. 32

Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

לג לֹא יֵשְׁבוּ בְּאַרְצְךָ, פֶּן-יַחֲטִיאוּ אֹתְךָ לִי: כִּי תַעֲבֹד אֶת-אֱלֹהֵיהֶם, כִּי-יִהְיֶה לְךָ לְמוֹקֵשׁ. {פ} 33

They shall not dwell in thy land–

lest they make thee sin against Me, for thou wilt serve their gods–

for they will be a snare unto thee. {P}

Chapter 24

א וְאֶל-מֹשֶׁה אָמַר עֲלֵה אֶל-יְהוָה, אַתָּה וְאַהֲרֹן נָדָב וַאֲבִיהוּא, וְשִׁבְעִים, מִזִּקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתֶם, מֵרָחֹק. 1

And unto Moses He said:

‘Come up unto jehovah, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off;

ב וְנִגַּשׁ מֹשֶׁה לְבַדּוֹ אֶל-יְהוָה, וְהֵם לֹא יִגָּשׁוּ; וְהָעָם, לֹא יַעֲלוּ עִמּוֹ. 2

and Moses alone shall come near unto jehovah; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him.’

ג וַיָּבֹא מֹשֶׁה, וַיְסַפֵּר לָעָם אֵת כָּל-דִּבְרֵי יְהוָה, וְאֵת, כָּל-הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים; וַיַּעַן כָּל-הָעָם קוֹל אֶחָד, וַיֹּאמְרוּ, כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר יְהוָה, נַעֲשֶׂה. 3

And Moses came and told the people all the words of jehovah, and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said:

‘All the words which jehovah hath spoken will we do.’

ד וַיִּכְתֹּב מֹשֶׁה, אֵת כָּל-דִּבְרֵי יְהוָה, וַיַּשְׁכֵּם בַּבֹּקֶר, וַיִּבֶן מִזְבֵּחַ תַּחַת הָהָר; וּשְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה מַצֵּבָה, לִשְׁנֵים עָשָׂר שִׁבְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 4

And Moses wrote all the words of jehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the mount, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

ה וַיִּשְׁלַח, אֶת-נַעֲרֵי בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיַּעֲלוּ, עֹלֹת; וַיִּזְבְּחוּ זְבָחִים שְׁלָמִים, לַיהוָה–פָּרִים. 5

And he sent the young men of the sons of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto jehovah.

ו וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה חֲצִי הַדָּם, וַיָּשֶׂם בָּאַגָּנֹת; וַחֲצִי הַדָּם, זָרַק עַל-הַמִּזְבֵּחַ. 6

And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he dashed against the altar.

ז וַיִּקַּח סֵפֶר הַבְּרִית, וַיִּקְרָא בְּאָזְנֵי הָעָם; וַיֹּאמְרוּ, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר יְהוָה נַעֲשֶׂה וְנִשְׁמָע. 7

And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the hearing of the people; and they said:

‘All that jehovah hath spoken will we do, and obey.’

ח וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה אֶת-הַדָּם, וַיִּזְרֹק עַל-הָעָם; וַיֹּאמֶר, הִנֵּה דַם-הַבְּרִית אֲשֶׁר כָּרַת יְהוָה עִמָּכֶם, עַל כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים, הָאֵלֶּה. 8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said:

‘Behold the blood of the covenant, which jehovah hath made with you in agreement with all these words.’

ט וַיַּעַל מֹשֶׁה, וְאַהֲרֹן–נָדָב, וַאֲבִיהוּא, וְשִׁבְעִים, מִזִּקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 9

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel;

י וַיִּרְאוּ, אֵת אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וְתַחַת רַגְלָיו, כְּמַעֲשֵׂה לִבְנַת הַסַּפִּיר, וּכְעֶצֶם הַשָּׁמַיִם, לָטֹהַר. 10

and they saw the God of Israel; and there was under His feet the like of a paved work of sapphire stone, and the like of the very heaven for clearness.

יא וְאֶל-אֲצִילֵי בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לֹא שָׁלַח יָדוֹ; וַיֶּחֱזוּ, אֶת-הָאֱלֹהִים, וַיֹּאכְלוּ, וַיִּשְׁתּוּ. {ס} 11

And upon the nobles of the sons of Israel He laid not His hand; and they beheld God, and did eat and drink. {S}

יב וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, עֲלֵה אֵלַי הָהָרָה–וֶהְיֵה-שָׁם; וְאֶתְּנָה לְךָ אֶת-לֻחֹת הָאֶבֶן, וְהַתּוֹרָה וְהַמִּצְוָה, אֲשֶׁר כָּתַבְתִּי, לְהוֹרֹתָם. 12

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Come up to Me into the mount and be there; and I will give thee the tables of stone, and the law and the commandment, which I have written, that thou mayest teach them.’

יג וַיָּקָם מֹשֶׁה, וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ מְשָׁרְתוֹ; וַיַּעַל מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-הַר הָאֱלֹהִים. 13

And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister; and Moses went up into the mount of God.

יד וְאֶל-הַזְּקֵנִים אָמַר שְׁבוּ-לָנוּ בָזֶה, עַד אֲשֶׁר-נָשׁוּב אֲלֵיכֶם; וְהִנֵּה אַהֲרֹן וְחוּר עִמָּכֶם, מִי-בַעַל דְּבָרִים יִגַּשׁ אֲלֵהֶם. 14 And unto the elders he said:

‘Tarry ye here for us, until we come back unto you; and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; whosoever hath a cause, let him come near unto them.’

טו וַיַּעַל מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-הָהָר; וַיְכַס הֶעָנָן, אֶת-הָהָר. 15

And Moses went up into the mount, and the cloud covered the mount.

טז וַיִּשְׁכֹּן כְּבוֹד-יְהוָה עַל-הַר סִינַי, וַיְכַסֵּהוּ הֶעָנָן שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים; וַיִּקְרָא אֶל-מֹשֶׁה בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי, מִתּוֹךְ הֶעָנָן. 16

And the glory of jehovah abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and the seventh day He called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

יז וּמַרְאֵה כְּבוֹד יְהוָה, כְּאֵשׁ אֹכֶלֶת בְּרֹאשׁ הָהָר, לְעֵינֵי, בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 17

And the appearance of the glory of jehovah was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the sons of Israel.

יח וַיָּבֹא מֹשֶׁה בְּתוֹךְ הֶעָנָן, וַיַּעַל אֶל-הָהָר; וַיְהִי מֹשֶׁה, בָּהָר, אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם, וְאַרְבָּעִים לָיְלָה. {פ} 18

And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount; and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights. {P}

Chapter 25

א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 1

And jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying:

ב דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִקְחוּ-לִי תְּרוּמָה: מֵאֵת כָּל-אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבּוֹ, תִּקְחוּ אֶת-תְּרוּמָתִי. 2

‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, that they take for Me an offering; of every man whose heart maketh him willing ye shall take My offering.

ג וְזֹאת, הַתְּרוּמָה, אֲשֶׁר תִּקְחוּ, מֵאִתָּם: זָהָב וָכֶסֶף, וּנְחֹשֶׁת. 3

And this is the offering which ye shall take of them:

gold, and silver, and copper;

ד וּתְכֵלֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן וְתוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי, וְשֵׁשׁ וְעִזִּים. 4

and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair;

ה וְעֹרֹת אֵילִם מְאָדָּמִים וְעֹרֹת תְּחָשִׁים, וַעֲצֵי שִׁטִּים. 5

and rams’ skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia-wood;

ו שֶׁמֶן, לַמָּאֹר; בְּשָׂמִים לְשֶׁמֶן הַמִּשְׁחָה, וְלִקְטֹרֶת הַסַּמִּים. 6

oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense;

ז אַבְנֵי-שֹׁהַם, וְאַבְנֵי מִלֻּאִים, לָאֵפֹד, וְלַחֹשֶׁן. 7

onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

ח וְעָשׂוּ לִי, מִקְדָּשׁ; וְשָׁכַנְתִּי, בְּתוֹכָם. 8

And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.

ט כְּכֹל, אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי מַרְאֶה אוֹתְךָ, אֵת תַּבְנִית הַמִּשְׁכָּן, וְאֵת תַּבְנִית כָּל-כֵּלָיו; וְכֵן, תַּעֲשׂוּ. {ס} 9

According to all that I show thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the furniture thereof, even so shall ye make it. {S}

י וְעָשׂוּ אֲרוֹן, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים: אַמָּתַיִם וָחֵצִי אָרְכּוֹ, וְאַמָּה וָחֵצִי רָחְבּוֹ, וְאַמָּה וָחֵצִי, קֹמָתוֹ. 10

And they shall make an ark of acacia-wood:

two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

יא וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתוֹ זָהָב טָהוֹר, מִבַּיִת וּמִחוּץ תְּצַפֶּנּוּ; וְעָשִׂיתָ עָלָיו זֵר זָהָב, סָבִיב. 11

And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

יב וְיָצַקְתָּ לּוֹ, אַרְבַּע טַבְּעֹת זָהָב, וְנָתַתָּה, עַל אַרְבַּע פַּעֲמֹתָיו; וּשְׁתֵּי טַבָּעֹת, עַל-צַלְעוֹ הָאֶחָת, וּשְׁתֵּי טַבָּעֹת, עַל-צַלְעוֹ הַשֵּׁנִית. 12

And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four feet thereof; and two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.

יג וְעָשִׂיתָ בַדֵּי, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים; וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתָם, זָהָב. 13

And thou shalt make staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold.

יד וְהֵבֵאתָ אֶת-הַבַּדִּים בַּטַּבָּעֹת, עַל צַלְעֹת הָאָרֹן, לָשֵׂאת אֶת-הָאָרֹן, בָּהֶם. 14

And thou shalt put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, wherewith to bear the ark.

טו בְּטַבְּעֹת, הָאָרֹן, יִהְיוּ, הַבַּדִּים: לֹא יָסֻרוּ, מִמֶּנּוּ. 15

The staves shall be in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it.

טז וְנָתַתָּ, אֶל-הָאָרֹן–אֵת, הָעֵדֻת, אֲשֶׁר אֶתֵּן, אֵלֶיךָ. 16

And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.

יז וְעָשִׂיתָ כַפֹּרֶת, זָהָב טָהוֹר: אַמָּתַיִם וָחֵצִי אָרְכָּהּ, וְאַמָּה וָחֵצִי רָחְבָּהּ. 17

And thou shalt make an ark-cover of pure gold:

two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

יח וְעָשִׂיתָ שְׁנַיִם כְּרֻבִים, זָהָב; מִקְשָׁה תַּעֲשֶׂה אֹתָם, מִשְּׁנֵי קְצוֹת הַכַּפֹּרֶת. 18

And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the ark-cover.

יט וַעֲשֵׂה כְּרוּב אֶחָד מִקָּצָה, מִזֶּה, וּכְרוּב-אֶחָד מִקָּצָה, מִזֶּה; מִן-הַכַּפֹּרֶת תַּעֲשׂוּ אֶת-הַכְּרֻבִים, עַל-שְׁנֵי קְצוֹתָיו. 19 And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end; of one piece with the ark-cover shall ye make the cherubim of the two ends thereof.

כ וְהָיוּ הַכְּרֻבִים פֹּרְשֵׂי כְנָפַיִם לְמַעְלָה, סֹכְכִים בְּכַנְפֵיהֶם עַל-הַכַּפֹּרֶת, וּפְנֵיהֶם, אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו; אֶל-הַכַּפֹּרֶת–יִהְיוּ, פְּנֵי הַכְּרֻבִים. 20

And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, screening the ark-cover with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the ark-cover shall the faces of the cherubim be.

כא וְנָתַתָּ אֶת-הַכַּפֹּרֶת עַל-הָאָרֹן, מִלְמָעְלָה; וְאֶל-הָאָרֹן–תִּתֵּן אֶת-הָעֵדֻת, אֲשֶׁר אֶתֵּן אֵלֶיךָ. 21

And thou shalt put the ark-cover above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

כב וְנוֹעַדְתִּי לְךָ, שָׁם, וְדִבַּרְתִּי אִתְּךָ מֵעַל הַכַּפֹּרֶת מִבֵּין שְׁנֵי הַכְּרֻבִים, אֲשֶׁר עַל-אֲרוֹן הָעֵדֻת–אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר אֲצַוֶּה אוֹתְךָ, אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. {פ} 22

And there I will meet with thee, and I will speak with thee from above the ark-cover, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the sons of Israel. {P}

כג וְעָשִׂיתָ שֻׁלְחָן, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים: אַמָּתַיִם אָרְכּוֹ וְאַמָּה רָחְבּוֹ, וְאַמָּה וָחֵצִי קֹמָתוֹ. 23

And thou shalt make a table of acacia-wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

כד וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתוֹ, זָהָב טָהוֹר; וְעָשִׂיתָ לּוֹ זֵר זָהָב, סָבִיב. 24

And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.

כה וְעָשִׂיתָ לּוֹ מִסְגֶּרֶת טֹפַח, סָבִיב; וְעָשִׂיתָ זֵר-זָהָב לְמִסְגַּרְתּוֹ, סָבִיב. 25

And thou shalt make unto it a border of a handbreadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.

כו וְעָשִׂיתָ לּוֹ, אַרְבַּע טַבְּעֹת זָהָב; וְנָתַתָּ, אֶת-הַטַּבָּעֹת, עַל אַרְבַּע הַפֵּאֹת, אֲשֶׁר לְאַרְבַּע רַגְלָיו. 26

And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.

כז לְעֻמַּת, הַמִּסְגֶּרֶת, תִּהְיֶיןָ, הַטַּבָּעֹת–לְבָתִּים לְבַדִּים, לָשֵׂאת אֶת-הַשֻּׁלְחָן. 27

Close by the border shall the rings be, for places for the staves to bear the table.

כח וְעָשִׂיתָ אֶת-הַבַּדִּים עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים, וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתָם זָהָב; וְנִשָּׂא-בָם, אֶת-הַשֻּׁלְחָן. 28

And thou shalt make the staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.

כט וְעָשִׂיתָ קְּעָרֹתָיו וְכַפֹּתָיו, וּקְשׂוֹתָיו וּמְנַקִּיֹּתָיו, אֲשֶׁר יֻסַּךְ, בָּהֵן; זָהָב טָהוֹר, תַּעֲשֶׂה אֹתָם. 29

And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and the pans thereof, and the jars thereof, and the bowls thereof, wherewith to pour out; of pure gold shalt thou make them.

ל וְנָתַתָּ עַל-הַשֻּׁלְחָן לֶחֶם פָּנִים, לְפָנַי תָּמִיד. {פ} 30

And thou shalt set upon the table showbread before Me alway. {P}

לא וְעָשִׂיתָ מְנֹרַת, זָהָב טָהוֹר; מִקְשָׁה תֵּעָשֶׂה הַמְּנוֹרָה, יְרֵכָהּ וְקָנָהּ, גְּבִיעֶיהָ כַּפְתֹּרֶיהָ וּפְרָחֶיהָ, מִמֶּנָּה יִהְיוּ. 31

And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold:

of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it.

לב וְשִׁשָּׁה קָנִים, יֹצְאִים מִצִּדֶּיהָ: שְׁלֹשָׁה קְנֵי מְנֹרָה, מִצִּדָּהּ הָאֶחָד, וּשְׁלֹשָׁה קְנֵי מְנֹרָה, מִצִּדָּהּ הַשֵּׁנִי. 32

And there shall be six branches going out of the sides thereof:

three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candle-stick out of the other side thereof;

לג שְׁלֹשָׁה גְבִעִים מְשֻׁקָּדִים בַּקָּנֶה הָאֶחָד, כַּפְתֹּר וָפֶרַח, וּשְׁלֹשָׁה גְבִעִים מְשֻׁקָּדִים בַּקָּנֶה הָאֶחָד, כַּפְתֹּר וָפָרַח; כֵּן לְשֵׁשֶׁת הַקָּנִים, הַיֹּצְאִים מִן-הַמְּנֹרָה. 33

three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower; so for the six branches going out of the candlestick.

לד וּבַמְּנֹרָה, אַרְבָּעָה גְבִעִים: מְשֻׁקָּדִים–כַּפְתֹּרֶיהָ, וּפְרָחֶיהָ. 34

And in the candlestick four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers thereof.

לה וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה, וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה, וְכַפְתֹּר, תַּחַת-שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה–לְשֵׁשֶׁת, הַקָּנִים, הַיֹּצְאִים, מִן-הַמְּנֹרָה. 35

And a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the candlestick.

לו כַּפְתֹּרֵיהֶם וּקְנֹתָם, מִמֶּנָּה יִהְיוּ; כֻּלָּהּ מִקְשָׁה אַחַת, זָהָב טָהוֹר. 36

Their knops and their branches shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold.

לז וְעָשִׂיתָ אֶת-נֵרֹתֶיהָ, שִׁבְעָה; וְהֶעֱלָה, אֶת-נֵרֹתֶיהָ, וְהֵאִיר, עַל-עֵבֶר פָּנֶיהָ. 37

And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven; and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it.

לח וּמַלְקָחֶיהָ וּמַחְתֹּתֶיהָ, זָהָב טָהוֹר. 38

And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.

לט כִּכָּר זָהָב טָהוֹר, יַעֲשֶׂה אֹתָהּ–אֵת כָּל-הַכֵּלִים, הָאֵלֶּה. 39

Of a talent of pure gold shall it be made, with all these vessels.

מ וּרְאֵה, וַעֲשֵׂה: בְּתַבְנִיתָם–אֲשֶׁר-אַתָּה מָרְאֶה, בָּהָר. {ס} 40

And see that thou make them after their pattern, which is being shown thee in the mount. {S}

Chapter 26

א וְאֶת-הַמִּשְׁכָּן תַּעֲשֶׂה, עֶשֶׂר יְרִיעֹת: שֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר, וּתְכֵלֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן וְתֹלַעַת שָׁנִי–כְּרֻבִים מַעֲשֵׂה חֹשֵׁב, תַּעֲשֶׂה אֹתָם. 1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains:

of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt thou make them.

ב אֹרֶךְ הַיְרִיעָה הָאַחַת, שְׁמֹנֶה וְעֶשְׂרִים בָּאַמָּה, וְרֹחַב אַרְבַּע בָּאַמָּה, הַיְרִיעָה הָאֶחָת; מִדָּה אַחַת, לְכָל-הַיְרִיעֹת. 2 The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have one measure.

ג חֲמֵשׁ הַיְרִיעֹת, תִּהְיֶיןָ חֹבְרֹת, אִשָּׁה, אֶל-אֲחֹתָהּ; וְחָמֵשׁ יְרִיעֹת חֹבְרֹת, אִשָּׁה אֶל-אֲחֹתָהּ. 3

Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

ד וְעָשִׂיתָ לֻלְאֹת תְּכֵלֶת, עַל שְׂפַת הַיְרִיעָה הָאֶחָת, מִקָּצָה, בַּחֹבָרֶת; וְכֵן תַּעֲשֶׂה, בִּשְׂפַת הַיְרִיעָה, הַקִּיצוֹנָה, בַּמַּחְבֶּרֶת הַשֵּׁנִית. 4

And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the first set; and likewise shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is outmost in the second set.

ה חֲמִשִּׁים לֻלָאֹת, תַּעֲשֶׂה בַּיְרִיעָה הָאֶחָת, וַחֲמִשִּׁים לֻלָאֹת תַּעֲשֶׂה בִּקְצֵה הַיְרִיעָה, אֲשֶׁר בַּמַּחְבֶּרֶת הַשֵּׁנִית: מַקְבִּילֹת, הַלֻּלָאֹת, אִשָּׁה, אֶל-אֲחֹתָהּ. 5

Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the second set; the loops shall be opposite one to another.

ו וְעָשִׂיתָ, חֲמִשִּׁים קַרְסֵי זָהָב; וְחִבַּרְתָּ אֶת-הַיְרִיעֹת אִשָּׁה אֶל-אֲחֹתָהּ, בַּקְּרָסִים, וְהָיָה הַמִּשְׁכָּן, אֶחָד. 6

And thou shalt make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to another with the clasps, that the tabernacle may be one whole.

ז וְעָשִׂיתָ יְרִיעֹת עִזִּים, לְאֹהֶל עַל-הַמִּשְׁכָּן; עַשְׁתֵּי-עֶשְׂרֵה יְרִיעֹת, תַּעֲשֶׂה אֹתָם. 7

And thou shalt make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; eleven curtains shalt thou make them.

ח אֹרֶךְ הַיְרִיעָה הָאַחַת, שְׁלֹשִׁים בָּאַמָּה, וְרֹחַב אַרְבַּע בָּאַמָּה, הַיְרִיעָה הָאֶחָת; מִדָּה אַחַת, לְעַשְׁתֵּי עֶשְׂרֵה יְרִיעֹת. 8 The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have one measure.

ט וְחִבַּרְתָּ אֶת-חֲמֵשׁ הַיְרִיעֹת, לְבָד, וְאֶת-שֵׁשׁ הַיְרִיעֹת, לְבָד; וְכָפַלְתָּ אֶת-הַיְרִיעָה הַשִּׁשִּׁית, אֶל-מוּל פְּנֵי הָאֹהֶל. 9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double over the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tent.

י וְעָשִׂיתָ חֲמִשִּׁים לֻלָאֹת, עַל שְׂפַת הַיְרִיעָה הָאֶחָת, הַקִּיצֹנָה, בַּחֹבָרֶת; וַחֲמִשִּׁים לֻלָאֹת, עַל שְׂפַת הַיְרִיעָה, הַחֹבֶרֶת, הַשֵּׁנִית. 10

And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the first set, and fifty loops upon the edge of the curtain which is outmost in the second set.

יא וְעָשִׂיתָ קַרְסֵי נְחֹשֶׁת, חֲמִשִּׁים; וְהֵבֵאתָ אֶת-הַקְּרָסִים בַּלֻּלָאֹת, וְחִבַּרְתָּ אֶת-הָאֹהֶל וְהָיָה אֶחָד. 11

And thou shalt make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.

יב וְסֶרַח, הָעֹדֵף, בִּירִיעֹת, הָאֹהֶל–חֲצִי הַיְרִיעָה, הָעֹדֶפֶת, תִּסְרַח, עַל אֲחֹרֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן. 12

And as for the overhanging part that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth over shall hang over the back of the tabernacle.

יג וְהָאַמָּה מִזֶּה וְהָאַמָּה מִזֶּה, בָּעֹדֵף, בְּאֹרֶךְ, יְרִיעֹת הָאֹהֶל: יִהְיֶה סָרוּחַ עַל-צִדֵּי הַמִּשְׁכָּן, מִזֶּה וּמִזֶּה–לְכַסֹּתוֹ. 13

And the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, of that which remaineth over 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.

יד וְעָשִׂיתָ מִכְסֶה לָאֹהֶל, עֹרֹת אֵילִם מְאָדָּמִים, וּמִכְסֵה עֹרֹת תְּחָשִׁים, מִלְמָעְלָה. {פ} 14

And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red and a covering of sealskins above. {P}

טו וְעָשִׂיתָ אֶת-הַקְּרָשִׁים, לַמִּשְׁכָּן, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים, עֹמְדִים. 15

And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia-wood, standing up.

טז עֶשֶׂר אַמּוֹת, אֹרֶךְ הַקָּרֶשׁ; וְאַמָּה וַחֲצִי הָאַמָּה, רֹחַב הַקֶּרֶשׁ הָאֶחָד. 16

Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board.

יז שְׁתֵּי יָדוֹת, לַקֶּרֶשׁ הָאֶחָד–מְשֻׁלָּבֹת, אִשָּׁה אֶל-אֲחֹתָהּ; כֵּן תַּעֲשֶׂה, לְכֹל קַרְשֵׁי הַמִּשְׁכָּן. 17

Two tenons shall there be in each board, joined one to another; thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

יח וְעָשִׂיתָ אֶת-הַקְּרָשִׁים, לַמִּשְׁכָּן, עֶשְׂרִים קֶרֶשׁ, לִפְאַת נֶגְבָּה תֵימָנָה. 18

And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side southward:

יט וְאַרְבָּעִים, אַדְנֵי-כֶסֶף, תַּעֲשֶׂה, תַּחַת עֶשְׂרִים הַקָּרֶשׁ: שְׁנֵי אֲדָנִים תַּחַת-הַקֶּרֶשׁ הָאֶחָד, לִשְׁתֵּי יְדֹתָיו, וּשְׁנֵי אֲדָנִים תַּחַת-הַקֶּרֶשׁ הָאֶחָד, לִשְׁתֵּי יְדֹתָיו. 19

And thou shalt 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;

כ וּלְצֶלַע הַמִּשְׁכָּן הַשֵּׁנִית, לִפְאַת צָפוֹן, עֶשְׂרִים, קָרֶשׁ. 20

and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards.

כא וְאַרְבָּעִים אַדְנֵיהֶם, כָּסֶף: שְׁנֵי אֲדָנִים, תַּחַת הַקֶּרֶשׁ הָאֶחָד, וּשְׁנֵי אֲדָנִים, תַּחַת הַקֶּרֶשׁ הָאֶחָד. 21

And their forty sockets of silver:

two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

כב וּלְיַרְכְּתֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן, יָמָּה, תַּעֲשֶׂה, שִׁשָּׁה קְרָשִׁים. 22

And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards.

כג וּשְׁנֵי קְרָשִׁים תַּעֲשֶׂה, לִמְקֻצְעֹת הַמִּשְׁכָּן–בַּיַּרְכָתָיִם. 23

And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part.

כד וְיִהְיוּ תֹאֲמִם, מִלְּמַטָּה, וְיַחְדָּו יִהְיוּ תַמִּים עַל-רֹאשׁוֹ, אֶל-הַטַּבַּעַת הָאֶחָת; כֵּן יִהְיֶה לִשְׁנֵיהֶם, לִשְׁנֵי הַמִּקְצֹעֹת יִהְיוּ. 24 And they shall be double beneath, and in like manner they shall be complete unto the top thereof unto the first ring; thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.

כה וְהָיוּ, שְׁמֹנָה קְרָשִׁים, וְאַדְנֵיהֶם כֶּסֶף, שִׁשָּׁה עָשָׂר אֲדָנִים: שְׁנֵי אֲדָנִים, תַּחַת הַקֶּרֶשׁ הָאֶחָד, וּשְׁנֵי אֲדָנִים, תַּחַת הַקֶּרֶשׁ הָאֶחָד. 25

Thus there shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets:

two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

כו וְעָשִׂיתָ בְרִיחִם, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים, חֲמִשָּׁה, לְקַרְשֵׁי צֶלַע-הַמִּשְׁכָּן הָאֶחָד. 26

And thou shalt make bars of acacia-wood:

five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,

כז וַחֲמִשָּׁה בְרִיחִם, לְקַרְשֵׁי צֶלַע-הַמִּשְׁכָּן הַשֵּׁנִית; וַחֲמִשָּׁה בְרִיחִם, לְקַרְשֵׁי צֶלַע הַמִּשְׁכָּן, לַיַּרְכָתַיִם, יָמָּה. 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 hinder part westward;

כח וְהַבְּרִיחַ הַתִּיכֹן, בְּתוֹךְ הַקְּרָשִׁים, מַבְרִחַ, מִן-הַקָּצֶה אֶל-הַקָּצֶה. 28

and the middle bar in the midst of the boards, which shall pass through from end to end.

כט וְאֶת-הַקְּרָשִׁים תְּצַפֶּה זָהָב, וְאֶת-טַבְּעֹתֵיהֶם תַּעֲשֶׂה זָהָב–בָּתִּים, לַבְּרִיחִם; וְצִפִּיתָ אֶת-הַבְּרִיחִם, זָהָב. 29

And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for holders for the bars; and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold.

ל וַהֲקֵמֹתָ, אֶת-הַמִּשְׁכָּן: כְּמִשְׁפָּטוֹ–אֲשֶׁר הָרְאֵיתָ, בָּהָר. {ס} 30

And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which hath been shown thee in the mount. {S}

לא וְעָשִׂיתָ פָרֹכֶת, תְּכֵלֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן וְתוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי–וְשֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר; מַעֲשֵׂה חֹשֵׁב יַעֲשֶׂה אֹתָהּ, כְּרֻבִים. 31

And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made.

לב וְנָתַתָּה אֹתָהּ, עַל-אַרְבָּעָה עַמּוּדֵי שִׁטִּים, מְצֻפִּים זָהָב, וָוֵיהֶם זָהָב–עַל-אַרְבָּעָה, אַדְנֵי-כָסֶף. 32

And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks being of gold, upon four sockets of silver.

לג וְנָתַתָּה אֶת-הַפָּרֹכֶת, תַּחַת הַקְּרָסִים, וְהֵבֵאתָ שָׁמָּה מִבֵּית לַפָּרֹכֶת, אֵת אֲרוֹן הָעֵדוּת; וְהִבְדִּילָה הַפָּרֹכֶת, לָכֶם, בֵּין הַקֹּדֶשׁ, וּבֵין קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים. 33

And thou shalt hang up the veil under the clasps, and shalt bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony; and the veil shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.

לד וְנָתַתָּ, אֶת-הַכַּפֹּרֶת, עַל, אֲרוֹן הָעֵדֻת–בְּקֹדֶשׁ, הַקֳּדָשִׁים. 34

And thou shalt put the ark-cover upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.

לה וְשַׂמְתָּ אֶת-הַשֻּׁלְחָן, מִחוּץ לַפָּרֹכֶת, וְאֶת-הַמְּנֹרָה נֹכַח הַשֻּׁלְחָן, עַל צֶלַע הַמִּשְׁכָּן תֵּימָנָה; וְהַשֻּׁלְחָן–תִּתֵּן, עַל-צֶלַע צָפוֹן. 35

And thou shalt set the table without the veil, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and thou shalt put the table on the north side.

לו וְעָשִׂיתָ מָסָךְ לְפֶתַח הָאֹהֶל, תְּכֵלֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן וְתוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי וְשֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר, מַעֲשֵׂה, רֹקֵם. 36

And thou shalt make a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the weaver in colours.

לז וְעָשִׂיתָ לַמָּסָךְ, חֲמִשָּׁה עַמּוּדֵי שִׁטִּים, וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתָם זָהָב, וָוֵיהֶם זָהָב; וְיָצַקְתָּ לָהֶם, חֲמִשָּׁה אַדְנֵי נְחֹשֶׁת. {ס} 37 And thou shalt make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold; and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them. {S}

Chapter 27

א וְעָשִׂיתָ אֶת-הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים: חָמֵשׁ אַמּוֹת אֹרֶךְ וְחָמֵשׁ אַמּוֹת רֹחַב, רָבוּעַ יִהְיֶה הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, וְשָׁלֹשׁ אַמּוֹת, קֹמָתוֹ. 1 And thou shalt make the altar of acacia-wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be four-square; and the height thereof shall be three cubits.

ב וְעָשִׂיתָ קַרְנֹתָיו, עַל אַרְבַּע פִּנֹּתָיו–מִמֶּנּוּ, תִּהְיֶיןָ קַרְנֹתָיו; וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתוֹ, נְחֹשֶׁת. 2

And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof; the horns thereof shall be of one piece with it; and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

ג וְעָשִׂיתָ סִּירֹתָיו, לְדַשְּׁנוֹ, וְיָעָיו וּמִזְרְקֹתָיו, וּמִזְלְגֹתָיו וּמַחְתֹּתָיו; לְכָל-כֵּלָיו, תַּעֲשֶׂה נְחֹשֶׁת. 3

And thou shalt make its pots to take away its ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its flesh-hooks, and its fire-pans; all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.

ד וְעָשִׂיתָ לּוֹ מִכְבָּר, מַעֲשֵׂה רֶשֶׁת נְחֹשֶׁת; וְעָשִׂיתָ עַל-הָרֶשֶׁת, אַרְבַּע טַבְּעֹת נְחֹשֶׁת, עַל, אַרְבַּע קְצוֹתָיו. 4

And thou shalt make for it a grating of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brazen rings in the four corners thereof.

ה וְנָתַתָּה אֹתָהּ, תַּחַת כַּרְכֹּב הַמִּזְבֵּחַ–מִלְּמָטָּה; וְהָיְתָה הָרֶשֶׁת, עַד חֲצִי הַמִּזְבֵּחַ. 5

And thou shalt put it under the ledge round the altar beneath, that the net may reach halfway up the altar.

ו וְעָשִׂיתָ בַדִּים לַמִּזְבֵּחַ, בַּדֵּי עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים; וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתָם, נְחֹשֶׁת. 6

And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with brass.

ז וְהוּבָא אֶת-בַּדָּיו, בַּטַּבָּעֹת; וְהָיוּ הַבַּדִּים, עַל-שְׁתֵּי צַלְעֹת הַמִּזְבֵּחַ–בִּשְׂאֵת אֹתוֹ. 7

And the staves thereof shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, in bearing it.

ח נְבוּב לֻחֹת, תַּעֲשֶׂה אֹתוֹ: כַּאֲשֶׁר הֶרְאָה אֹתְךָ בָּהָר, כֵּן יַעֲשׂוּ. {ס} 8

Hollow with planks shalt thou make it; as it hath been shown thee in the mount, so shall they make it. {S}

ט וְעָשִׂיתָ, אֵת חֲצַר הַמִּשְׁכָּן–לִפְאַת נֶגֶב-תֵּימָנָה קְלָעִים לֶחָצֵר שֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר, מֵאָה בָאַמָּה אֹרֶךְ, לַפֵּאָה, הָאֶחָת. 9

And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle:

for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side.

י וְעַמֻּדָיו עֶשְׂרִים, וְאַדְנֵיהֶם עֶשְׂרִים נְחֹשֶׁת; וָוֵי הָעַמֻּדִים וַחֲשֻׁקֵיהֶם, כָּסֶף. 10

And the pillars thereof shall be twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.

יא וְכֵן לִפְאַת צָפוֹן בָּאֹרֶךְ, קְלָעִים מֵאָה אֹרֶךְ; וְעַמֻּדָו עֶשְׂרִים, וְאַדְנֵיהֶם עֶשְׂרִים נְחֹשֶׁת, וָוֵי הָעַמֻּדִים וַחֲשֻׁקֵיהֶם, כָּסֶף. 11 And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings a hundred cubits long, and the pillars thereof twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

יב וְרֹחַב הֶחָצֵר לִפְאַת-יָם, קְלָעִים חֲמִשִּׁים אַמָּה; עַמֻּדֵיהֶם עֲשָׂרָה, וְאַדְנֵיהֶם עֲשָׂרָה. 12

And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits:

their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.

יג וְרֹחַב הֶחָצֵר, לִפְאַת קֵדְמָה מִזְרָחָה–חֲמִשִּׁים אַמָּה. 13

And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.

יד וַחֲמֵשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה אַמָּה קְלָעִים, לַכָּתֵף; עַמֻּדֵיהֶם שְׁלֹשָׁה, וְאַדְנֵיהֶם שְׁלֹשָׁה. 14

The hangings for the one side [of the gate] shall be fifteen cubits:

their pillars three, and their sockets three.

טו וְלַכָּתֵף, הַשֵּׁנִית–חֲמֵשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה, קְלָעִים; עַמֻּדֵיהֶם שְׁלֹשָׁה, וְאַדְנֵיהֶם שְׁלֹשָׁה. 15

And for the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits:

their pillars three, and their sockets three.

טז וּלְשַׁעַר הֶחָצֵר מָסָךְ עֶשְׂרִים אַמָּה, תְּכֵלֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן וְתוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי וְשֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר–מַעֲשֵׂה רֹקֵם; עַמֻּדֵיהֶם, אַרְבָּעָה, וְאַדְנֵיהֶם, אַרְבָּעָה. 16

And 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 weaver in colours:

their pillars four, and their sockets four.

יז כָּל-עַמּוּדֵי הֶחָצֵר סָבִיב מְחֻשָּׁקִים כֶּסֶף, וָוֵיהֶם כָּסֶף; וְאַדְנֵיהֶם, נְחֹשֶׁת. 17

All the pillars of the court round about shall be filleted with silver; their hooks of silver, and their sockets of brass.

יח אֹרֶךְ הֶחָצֵר מֵאָה בָאַמָּה וְרֹחַב חֲמִשִּׁים בַּחֲמִשִּׁים, וְקֹמָה חָמֵשׁ אַמּוֹת–שֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר; וְאַדְנֵיהֶם, נְחֹשֶׁת. 18

The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.

יט לְכֹל כְּלֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן, בְּכֹל עֲבֹדָתוֹ, וְכָל-יְתֵדֹתָיו וְכָל-יִתְדֹת הֶחָצֵר, נְחֹשֶׁת. {ס} 19

All the instruments of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass. {S}

כ וְאַתָּה תְּצַוֶּה אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִקְחוּ אֵלֶיךָ שֶׁמֶן זַיִת זָךְ כָּתִית–לַמָּאוֹר: לְהַעֲלֹת נֵר, תָּמִיד. 20

And thou shalt command the sons of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.

כא בְּאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד מִחוּץ לַפָּרֹכֶת אֲשֶׁר עַל-הָעֵדֻת, יַעֲרֹךְ אֹתוֹ אַהֲרֹן וּבָנָיו מֵעֶרֶב עַד-בֹּקֶר–לִפְנֵי יְהוָה: חֻקַּת עוֹלָם לְדֹרֹתָם, מֵאֵת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. {ס} 21

In the tent of meeting, without the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall set it in order, to burn from evening to morning before jehovah; it shall be a statute for ever throughout their generations on the behalf of the sons of Israel. {S}

The January 31 Bible

31,1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
31,2 In thee, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in Thy righteousness.
31,3 Incline Thine ear unto me, deliver me speedily; {N}
be Thou to me a rock of refuge, even a fortress of defence, to save me.
31,4 For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name’s sake lead me and guide me.
31,5 Bring me forth out of the net that they have hidden for me; for Thou art my stronghold.
31,6 Into Thy hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, Thou God of truth.
31,7 I hate them that regard lying vanities; but I trust in the LORD.
31,8 I will be glad and rejoice in Thy lovingkindness; {N}
for Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast taken cognizance of the troubles of my soul,
31,9 And Thou hast not given me over into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a broad place.
31,10 Be gracious unto me, O LORD, for I am in distress; {N}
mine eye wasteth away with vexation, yea, my soul and my body.
31,11 For my life is spent in sorrow, and my years in sighing; {N}
my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are wasted away.
31,12 Because of all mine adversaries I am become a reproach, yea, unto my neighbours exceedingly, and a dread to mine acquaintance; {N}
they that see me without flee from me.
31,13 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind; I am like a useless vessel.
31,14 For I have heard the whispering of many, terror on every side; {N}
while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
31,15 But as for me, I have trusted in Thee, O LORD; I have said:
‘Thou art my God.’
31,16 My times are in Thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
31,17 Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant; save me in Thy lovingkindness.
31,18 O LORD, let me not be ashamed, for I have called upon Thee; let the wicked be ashamed, let them be put to silence in the nether-world.
31,19 Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak arrogantly against the righteous, with pride and contempt.
31,20 Oh how abundant is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; {N}
which Thou hast wrought for them that take their refuge in Thee, in the sight of the sons of men!
31,21 Thou hidest them in the covert of Thy presence from the plottings of man; {N}
Thou concealest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
31,22 Blessed be the LORD; for He hath shown me His wondrous lovingkindness in an entrenched city.
31,23 As for me, I said in my haste:
‘I am cut off from before Thine eyes’; {N}
nevertheless Thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto Thee.
31,24 O love the LORD, all ye His godly ones; {N}
the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully repayeth him that acteth haughtily.
31,25 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all ye that wait for the LORD. {P}
28,39 And thou shalt weave the tunic in chequer work of fine linen, and thou shalt make a mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make a girdle, the work of the weaver in colours.
28,40 And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make tunics, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and head-tires shalt thou make for them, for splendour and for beauty.
28,41 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and upon his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto Me in the priest’s office.
28,42 And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach.
28,43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they go in unto the tent of meeting, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die; it shall be a statute for ever unto him and unto his seed after him. {S}
29,1 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto Me in the priest’s office:
take one young bullock and two rams without blemish,
29,2 and unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened mingled with oil, and wafers unleavened spread with oil; of fine wheaten flour shalt thou make them.
29,3 And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.
29,4 And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water.
29,5 And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the tunic, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod.
29,6 And thou shalt set the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
29,7 Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
29,8 And thou shalt bring his sons, and put tunics upon them.
29,9 And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind head-tires on them; and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute; and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
29,10 And thou shalt bring the bullock before the tent of meeting; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock.
29,11 And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, at the door of the tent of meeting.
29,12 And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger; and thou shalt pour out all the remaining blood at the base of the altar.

4,15 And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera alighted from his chariot, and fled away on his feet.
4,16 But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth-goiim; and all the host of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; there was not a man left.
4,17 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
4,18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him:
‘Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not.’
And he turned in unto her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug.
4,19 And he said unto her:
‘Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty.’
And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.
4,20 And he said unto her:
‘Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and inquire of thee, and say:
Is there any man here? that thou shalt say:
4,21 Then Jael Heber’s wife took a tent-pin, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep; so he swooned and died.
4,22 And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him:
‘Come, and I will show thee the man whom thou seekest.’
And he came unto her; and, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent-pin was in his temples.
4,23 So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.
4,24 And the hand of the children of Israel prevailed more and more against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. {P}
5,1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying:
5,2 When men let grow their hair in Israel, when the people offer themselves willingly, bless ye the LORD.
5,3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, unto the LORD will I sing; I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.
5,4 LORD, when Thou didst go forth out of Seir, when Thou didst march out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, the heavens also dropped, yea, the clouds dropped water.
5,5 The mountains quaked at the presence of the LORD, even yon Sinai at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.
5,6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways ceased, and the travellers walked through byways.
5,7 The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased, until that thou didst arise, Deborah, that thou didst arise a mother in Israel.
5,8 They chose new gods; then was war in the gates; was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
5,9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.
5,10 Ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit on rich cloths, and ye that walk by the way, tell of it;
5,11 Louder than the voice of archers, by the watering-troughs! there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, even the righteous acts of His rulers in Israel. Then the people of the LORD went down to the gates.
5,12 Awake, awake, Deborah; awake, awake, utter a song; arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.
5,13 Then made He a remnant to have dominion over the nobles and the people; the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty.
5,14 Out of Ephraim came they whose root is in Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy peoples; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the marshal’s staff.
5,15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; as was Issachar, so was Barak; into the valley they rushed forth at his feet. Among the divisions of Reuben there were great resolves of heart. 5,16 Why sattest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the pipings for the flocks? At the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.
16,19 Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the humble, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
16,20 He that giveth heed unto the word shall find good; and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
16,21 The wise in heart is called a man of discernment; and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
16,22 Understanding is a fountain of life unto him that hath it; but folly is the chastisement of fools.
16,23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
16,24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
16,25 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
16,26 The hunger of the labouring man laboureth for him; for his mouth compelleth him.
16,27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
16,28 A froward man soweth strife; and a whisperer separateth familiar friends.
16,29 A man of violence enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into a way that is not good.
16,30 He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; he that biteth his lips bringeth evil to pass.
16,31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, it is found in the way of righteousness.
16,32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
16,33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
The Announcement of Matthew – Chapter 10
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father speaking in you.
21 And brother shall deliver up his brother to death, and a father his son; and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to die.
22 And ye shall be hated by every one, on account of my name. But he that shall endure to the end, shall have life.
23 And when they persecute you in one city, flee to another:
for verily I say to you, Ye shall not have completed all the cities of the house of Israel, till the Son of man shall come.
24 No disciple is better than his rabbi; nor a servant, than his lord.
25 It is sufficient for the disciple, that he be as his rabbi; and the servant, as his lord. If they call the lord of the house Beelzebub, how much more the children of his family?
26 Therefore be not afraid of them; for there is nothing covered up, that shall not be exposed; nor concealed, that shall not become known.
27 Whatever I say to you in the dark, that speak ye in the light; and what ye have heard in your ears, proclaim ye on the housetops.
28 And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; but be afraid rather of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? Yet one of them doth not fall to the ground without your Father.
30 As for you, even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
The Book of Acts – Chapter 6
܀ ܦܪܟܣܣ ܕܫܠܝ̈ܚܐ ܀
7 And the word of God increased, and the number of disciples was enlarged at Jerusalem greatly; and many people from among the Jews, were obedient to the faith.
8 And Stephen was full of grace and energy; and he wrought signs and prodigies among the people.
9 And there rose up some of the synagogue which is called that of the freed men, Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and persons from Cilicia and from Asia; and they disputed with Stephen.
10 And they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit that spoke by him.
11 Then they sent men, and instructed them to say:
We have heard him speak words of blasphemy, against Moses and against God.
12 And they excited the people, and the Elders, and the Scribes; and they came, and rose upon him, and seized him, and carried him into the midst of the council.

‘So thou shalt put away the evil’ Torah perpetua 319 b’h

Torah perpetua 319

1-31-2017 (12-2-6155)
Deuteronomy דְּבָרִים Chapter 17

ו עַל-פִּי שְׁנַיִם עֵדִים, אוֹ שְׁלֹשָׁה עֵדִים–יוּמַת הַמֵּת: לֹא יוּמַת, עַל-פִּי עֵד אֶחָד. 6
At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is to die be put to death; at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
ז יַד הָעֵדִים תִּהְיֶה-בּוֹ בָרִאשֹׁנָה, לַהֲמִיתוֹ, וְיַד כָּל-הָעָם, בָּאַחֲרֹנָה; וּבִעַרְתָּ הָרָע, מִקִּרְבֶּךָ. {פ} 7
The hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So thou shalt put away the evil from the midst of thee. {P}
ח כִּי יִפָּלֵא מִמְּךָ דָבָר לַמִּשְׁפָּט, בֵּין-דָּם לְדָם בֵּין-דִּין לְדִין וּבֵין נֶגַע לָנֶגַע–דִּבְרֵי רִיבֹת, בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ: וְקַמְתָּ וְעָלִיתָ–אֶל-הַמָּקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בּוֹ. 8
If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, even matters of controversy within thy gates; then shalt thou arise, and get thee up unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose.
ט וּבָאתָ, אֶל-הַכֹּהֲנִים הַלְוִיִּם, וְאֶל-הַשֹּׁפֵט, אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם; וְדָרַשְׁתָּ וְהִגִּידוּ לְךָ, אֵת דְּבַר הַמִּשְׁפָּט. 9
And thou shall come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days; and thou shalt inquire; and they shall declare unto thee the sentence of judgment.
י וְעָשִׂיתָ, עַל-פִּי הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר יַגִּידוּ לְךָ, מִן-הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא, אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהוָה; וְשָׁמַרְתָּ לַעֲשׂוֹת, כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר יוֹרוּךָ. 10
And thou shalt do according to the tenor of the sentence, which they shall declare unto thee from that place which the LORD shall choose; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they shall teach thee.
יא עַל-פִּי הַתּוֹרָה אֲשֶׁר יוֹרוּךָ, וְעַל-הַמִּשְׁפָּט אֲשֶׁר-יֹאמְרוּ לְךָ–תַּעֲשֶׂה: לֹא תָסוּר, מִן-הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר-יַגִּידוּ לְךָ–יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאל. 11
According to the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do; thou shalt not turn aside from the sentence which they shall declare unto thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
יב וְהָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר-יַעֲשֶׂה בְזָדוֹן, לְבִלְתִּי שְׁמֹעַ אֶל-הַכֹּהֵן הָעֹמֵד לְשָׁרֶת שָׁם אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אוֹ, אֶל-הַשֹּׁפֵט–וּמֵת הָאִישׁ הַהוּא, וּבִעַרְתָּ הָרָע מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל. 12
And the man that doeth presumptuously, in not hearkening unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die; and thou shalt exterminate the evil from Israel.
יג וְכָל-הָעָם, יִשְׁמְעוּ וְיִרָאוּ; וְלֹא יְזִידוּן, עוֹד. {ס} 13
And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously. {S}
יד כִּי-תָבֹא אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ, וִירִשְׁתָּהּ, וְיָשַׁבְתָּה בָּהּ; וְאָמַרְתָּ, אָשִׂימָה עָלַי מֶלֶךְ, כְּכָל-הַגּוֹיִם, אֲשֶׁר סְבִיבֹתָי. 14
When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein; and shalt say:
‘I will set a king over me, like all the masses that are round about me’;
טו שׂוֹם תָּשִׂים עָלֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ, אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בּוֹ: מִקֶּרֶב אַחֶיךָ, תָּשִׂים עָלֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ–לֹא תוּכַל לָתֵת עָלֶיךָ אִישׁ נָכְרִי, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-אָחִיךָ הוּא. 15
thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose; one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee; thou mayest not put a foreigner over thee, who is not thy brother.
טז רַק, לֹא-יַרְבֶּה-לּוֹ סוּסִים, וְלֹא-יָשִׁיב אֶת-הָעָם מִצְרַיְמָה, לְמַעַן הַרְבּוֹת סוּס; וַיהוָה, אָמַר לָכֶם, לֹא תֹסִפוּן לָשׁוּב בַּדֶּרֶךְ הַזֶּה, עוֹד. 16
Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses; forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you:
‘Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.’
יז וְלֹא יַרְבֶּה-לּוֹ נָשִׁים, וְלֹא יָסוּר לְבָבוֹ; וְכֶסֶף וְזָהָב, לֹא יַרְבֶּה-לּוֹ מְאֹד. 17
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
יח וְהָיָה כְשִׁבְתּוֹ, עַל כִּסֵּא מַמְלַכְתּוֹ–וְכָתַב לוֹ אֶת-מִשְׁנֵה הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת, עַל-סֵפֶר, מִלִּפְנֵי, הַכֹּהֲנִים הַלְוִיִּם. 18
And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book, out of that which is before the priests the Levites.
יט וְהָיְתָה עִמּוֹ, וְקָרָא בוֹ כָּל-יְמֵי חַיָּיו–לְמַעַן יִלְמַד, לְיִרְאָה אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהָיו, לִשְׁמֹר אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת וְאֶת-הַחֻקִּים הָאֵלֶּה, לַעֲשֹׂתָם. 19
And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein 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;
כ לְבִלְתִּי רוּם-לְבָבוֹ מֵאֶחָיו, וּלְבִלְתִּי סוּר מִן-הַמִּצְוָה יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאול–לְמַעַן יַאֲרִיךְ יָמִים עַל-מַמְלַכְתּוֹ הוּא וּבָנָיו, בְּקֶרֶב יִשְׂרָאֵל. {ס} 20
that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside 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 midst of Israel. {S}
Chapter 18
א לֹא-יִהְיֶה לַכֹּהֲנִים הַלְוִיִּם כָּל-שֵׁבֶט לֵוִי, חֵלֶק וְנַחֲלָה–עִם-יִשְׂרָאֵל; אִשֵּׁי יְהוָה וְנַחֲלָתוֹ, יֹאכֵלוּן. 1
The priests the Levites, even 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 inheritance.
ב וְנַחֲלָה לֹא-יִהְיֶה-לּוֹ, בְּקֶרֶב אֶחָיו: יְהוָה הוּא נַחֲלָתוֹ, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר-לוֹ. {ס} 2
And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as He hath spoken unto them. {S}

30 Days of Praise – Day 2

30 Days of Praise – Day 2
Psalms 6-10
Jehovah receiveth my prayer. 6.10
Over them return, Thou on high. 7.8
Thou hast made him to have dominion 8.7
Arise, O jehovah, let not man prevail; 9.20
Jehovah is King for ever and ever; 10.16

Chapter 6 *Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

א לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינוֹת, עַל-הַשְּׁמִינִית; מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד. 1
For the Leader; with string-music; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

ב יְהוָה, אַל-בְּאַפְּךָ תוֹכִיחֵנִי; וְאַל-בַּחֲמָתְךָ תְיַסְּרֵנִי. 2
O jehovah, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

ג חָנֵּנִי יְהוָה, כִּי אֻמְלַל-אָנִי: רְפָאֵנִי יְהוָה–כִּי נִבְהֲלוּ עֲצָמָי. 3
Be gracious unto me, O jehovah, for I languish away; heal me, O jehovah, for my bones are affrighted.
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

ד וְנַפְשִׁי, נִבְהֲלָה מְאֹד; ואת (וְאַתָּה) יְהוָה, עַד-מָתָי. 4
My soul also is sore affrighted; and Thou, O jehovah, how long?
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

ה שׁוּבָה יְהוָה, חַלְּצָה נַפְשִׁי; הוֹשִׁיעֵנִי, לְמַעַן חַסְדֶּךָ. 5
Return, O jehovah, deliver my soul; save me for Thy mercy’s sake.
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

ו כִּי אֵין בַּמָּוֶת זִכְרֶךָ; בִּשְׁאוֹל, מִי יוֹדֶה-לָּךְ. 6
For in death there is no remembrance of Thee; in the nether-world who will give Thee thanks?
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

ז יָגַעְתִּי, בְּאַנְחָתִי–אַשְׂחֶה בְכָל-לַיְלָה, מִטָּתִי; בְּדִמְעָתִי, עַרְשִׂי אַמְסֶה. 7
I am weary with my groaning; every night make I my bed to swim; I melt away my couch with my tears.
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

ח עָשְׁשָׁה מִכַּעַס עֵינִי; עָתְקָה, בְּכָל-צוֹרְרָי. 8
Mine eye is dimmed because of vexation; it waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

ט סוּרוּ מִמֶּנִּי, כָּל-פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן: כִּי-שָׁמַע יְהוָה, קוֹל בִּכְיִי. 9
Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for jehovah hath heard the voice of my weeping.
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

י שָׁמַע יְהוָה, תְּחִנָּתִי; יְהוָה, תְּפִלָּתִי יִקָּח. 10
Jehovah hath heard my supplication; jehovah receiveth my prayer.
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

יא יֵבֹשׁוּ, וְיִבָּהֲלוּ מְאֹד–כָּל-אֹיְבָי; יָשֻׁבוּ, יֵבֹשׁוּ רָגַע. 11
All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore affrighted; they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly. {P}
*Jehovah Receiveth My Prayer*

Chapter 7 *Over Them Return, Thou On High*

א שִׁגָּיוֹן, לְדָוִד: אֲשֶׁר-שָׁר לַיהוָה–עַל-דִּבְרֵי-כוּשׁ, בֶּן-יְמִינִי. 1
Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto jehovah, concerning Cush a Benjamite.

ב יְהוָה אֱלֹהַי, בְּךָ חָסִיתִי; הוֹשִׁיעֵנִי מִכָּל-רֹדְפַי, וְהַצִּילֵנִי. 2
O jehovah my God, in Thee have I taken refuge; save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me;
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

ג פֶּן-יִטְרֹף כְּאַרְיֵה נַפְשִׁי; פֹּרֵק, וְאֵין מַצִּיל. 3
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

ד יְהוָה אֱלֹהַי, אִם-עָשִׂיתִי זֹאת; אִם-יֶשׁ-עָוֶל בְּכַפָּי. 4
O jehovah my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

ה אִם-גָּמַלְתִּי, שׁוֹלְמִי רָע; וָאֲחַלְּצָה צוֹרְרִי רֵיקָם. 5
If I have requited him that did evil unto me, or spoiled mine adversary unto emptiness;
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

ו יִרַדֹּף אוֹיֵב נַפְשִׁי, וְיַשֵּׂג–וְיִרְמֹס לָאָרֶץ חַיָּי; וּכְבוֹדִי, לֶעָפָר יַשְׁכֵּן סֶלָה. 6
Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it, and tread my life down to the earth; yea, let him lay my glory in the dust.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*


ז קוּמָה יְהוָה, בְּאַפֶּךָ–הִנָּשֵׂא, בְּעַבְרוֹת צוֹרְרָי; וְעוּרָה אֵלַי, מִשְׁפָּט צִוִּיתָ. 7
Arise, O jehovah, in Thine anger, lift up Thyself in indignation against mine adversaries; yea, awake for me at the judgment which Thou hast commanded.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

ח וַעֲדַת לְאֻמִּים, תְּסוֹבְבֶךָּ; וְעָלֶיהָ, לַמָּרוֹם שׁוּבָה. 8
And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about, and over them return Thou on high.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

ט יְהוָה, יָדִין עַמִּים: שָׁפְטֵנִי יְהוָה; כְּצִדְקִי וּכְתֻמִּי עָלָי. 9
O jehovah, who ministerest judgment to the peoples, judge me, O jehovah, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

י יִגְמָר נָא רַע, רְשָׁעִים– וּתְכוֹנֵן צַדִּיק;
וּבֹחֵן לִבּוֹת, וּכְלָיוֹת– אֱלֹהִים צַדִּיק. 10
Oh that a full measure of evil might come upon the wicked, and that Thou wouldest establish the righteous; {N}
for the righteous God trieth the heart and reins.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

יא מָגִנִּי עַל-אֱלֹהִים; מוֹשִׁיעַ, יִשְׁרֵי-לֵב. 11
My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

יב אֱלֹהִים, שׁוֹפֵט צַדִּיק; וְאֵל, זֹעֵם בְּכָל-יוֹם. 12
God is a righteous judge, yea, a God that hath indignation every day:
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

יג אִם-לֹא יָשׁוּב, חַרְבּוֹ יִלְטוֹשׁ; קַשְׁתּוֹ דָרַךְ, וַיְכוֹנְנֶהָ. 13
If a man turn not, He will whet His sword, He hath bent His bow, and made it ready;
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

יד וְלוֹ, הֵכִין כְּלֵי מָוֶת; חִצָּיו, לְדֹלְקִים יִפְעָל. 14
He hath also prepared for him the weapons of death, yea, His arrows which He made sharp.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

טו הִנֵּה יְחַבֶּל-אָוֶן; וְהָרָה עָמָל, וְיָלַד שָׁקֶר. 15
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; yea, he conceiveth mischief, and bringeth forth falsehood.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

טז בּוֹר כָּרָה, וַיַּחְפְּרֵהוּ; וַיִּפֹּל, בְּשַׁחַת יִפְעָל. 16
He hath digged a pit, and hollowed it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

יז יָשׁוּב עֲמָלוֹ בְרֹאשׁוֹ; וְעַל קָדְקֳדוֹ, חֲמָסוֹ יֵרֵד. 17
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

יח אוֹדֶה יְהוָה כְּצִדְקוֹ; וַאֲזַמְּרָה, שֵׁם-יְהוָה עֶלְיוֹן. 18
I will give thanks unto jehovah according to His righteousness; and will sing praise to the name of jehovah Most High. {P}
*Over Them Return, Thou On High*

Chapter 8 *Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-הַגִּתִּית, מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד. 1
For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of David.

ב יְהוָה אֲדֹנֵינוּ– מָה-אַדִּיר שִׁמְךָ, בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ;
אֲשֶׁר תְּנָה הוֹדְךָ, עַל-הַשָּׁמָיִם. 2
O jehovah, our Lord, how glorious is Thy name in all the earth! {N}
whose majesty is rehearsed above the heavens.
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

ג מִפִּי עוֹלְלִים, וְיֹנְקִים– יִסַּדְתָּ-עֹז:
לְמַעַן צוֹרְרֶיךָ; לְהַשְׁבִּית אוֹיֵב, וּמִתְנַקֵּם. 3
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou founded strength, {N}
because of Thine adversaries; that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

ד כִּי-אֶרְאֶה שָׁמֶיךָ, מַעֲשֵׂה אֶצְבְּעֹתֶיךָ–
יָרֵחַ וְכוֹכָבִים, אֲשֶׁר כּוֹנָנְתָּה. 4
When I behold Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, {N}
the moon and the stars, which Thou hast established;
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

ה מָה-אֱנוֹשׁ כִּי-תִזְכְּרֶנּוּ; וּבֶן-אָדָם, כִּי תִפְקְדֶנּוּ. 5
What is a man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of a man, that Thou thinkest of him?
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

ו וַתְּחַסְּרֵהוּ מְּעַט, מֵאֱלֹהִים; וְכָבוֹד וְהָדָר תְּעַטְּרֵהוּ. 6
Yet Thou hast made him but little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

ז תַּמְשִׁילֵהוּ, בְּמַעֲשֵׂי יָדֶיךָ; כֹּל, שַׁתָּה תַחַת-רַגְלָיו. 7
Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet:
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

ח צֹנֶה וַאֲלָפִים כֻּלָּם; וְגַם, בַּהֲמוֹת שָׂדָי. 8
Sheep and oxen, all of them, yea, and the beasts of the field;
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

ט צִפּוֹר שָׁמַיִם, וּדְגֵי הַיָּם; עֹבֵר, אָרְחוֹת יַמִּים. 9
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea; whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

י יְהוָה אֲדֹנֵינוּ: מָה-אַדִּיר שִׁמְךָ, בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ. 10
O jehovah, our Lord, how glorious is Thy name in all the earth! {P}
*Thou Hast Made Him To Have Dominion*

Chapter 9 *Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

א לַמְנַצֵּחַ, עַל-מוּת לַבֵּן; מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד. 1
For the Leader; upon Muthlabben. A Psalm of David.

ב אוֹדֶה יְהוָה, בְּכָל-לִבִּי; אֲסַפְּרָה, כָּל-נִפְלְאוֹתֶיךָ. 2
I will give thanks unto jehovah with my whole heart; I will tell of all Thy marvellous works.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

ג אֶשְׂמְחָה וְאֶעֶלְצָה בָךְ; אֲזַמְּרָה שִׁמְךָ עֶלְיוֹן. 3
I will be glad and exult in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High:
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

ד בְּשׁוּב-אוֹיְבַי אָחוֹר; יִכָּשְׁלוּ וְיֹאבְדוּ, מִפָּנֶיךָ. 4
When mine enemies are turned back, they stumble and perish at Thy presence;
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

ה כִּי-עָשִׂיתָ, מִשְׁפָּטִי וְדִינִי; יָשַׁבְתָּ לְכִסֵּא, שׁוֹפֵט צֶדֶק. 5
For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sattest upon the throne as the righteous Judge.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

ו גָּעַרְתָּ גוֹיִם, אִבַּדְתָּ רָשָׁע; שְׁמָם מָחִיתָ, לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. 6
Thou hast rebuked the nations, Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

ז הָאוֹיֵב, תַּמּוּ חֳרָבוֹת–לָנֶצַח; וְעָרִים נָתַשְׁתָּ–אָבַד זִכְרָם הֵמָּה. 7
O thou enemy, the waste places are come to an end for ever; and the cities which thou didst uproot, their very memorial is perished.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

ח וַיהוָה, לְעוֹלָם יֵשֵׁב; כּוֹנֵן לַמִּשְׁפָּט כִּסְאוֹ. 8
But jehovah is enthroned for ever; He hath established His throne for judgment.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

ט וְהוּא, יִשְׁפֹּט-תֵּבֵל בְּצֶדֶק; יָדִין לְאֻמִּים, בְּמֵישָׁרִים. 9
And He will judge the world in righteousness, He will minister judgment to the peoples with equity.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

י וִיהִי יְהוָה מִשְׂגָּב לַדָּךְ; מִשְׂגָּב, לְעִתּוֹת בַּצָּרָה. 10
Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed, a high tower in times of trouble;
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

יא וְיִבְטְחוּ בְךָ, יוֹדְעֵי שְׁמֶךָ: כִּי לֹא-עָזַבְתָּ דֹרְשֶׁיךָ יְהוָה. 11
And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; for Thou, jehovah, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

יב זַמְּרוּ–לַיהוָה, יֹשֵׁב צִיּוֹן; הַגִּידוּ בָעַמִּים, עֲלִילוֹתָיו. 12
Sing praises to jehovah, who dwelleth in Zion; declare among the peoples His doings.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

יג כִּי-דֹרֵשׁ דָּמִים, אוֹתָם זָכָר; לֹא-שָׁכַח, צַעֲקַת עניים (עֲנָוִים). 13
For He that avengeth blood hath remembered them; He hath not forgotten the cry of the humble.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

יד חָנְנֵנִי יְהוָה–רְאֵה עָנְיִי, מִשֹּׂנְאָי; מְרוֹמְמִי, מִשַּׁעֲרֵי מָוֶת. 14
Be gracious unto me, O jehovah, behold mine affliction at the hands of them that hate me; Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

טו לְמַעַן אֲסַפְּרָה, כָּל-תְּהִלָּתֶיךָ: בְּשַׁעֲרֵי בַת-צִיּוֹן–אָגִילָה, בִּישׁוּעָתֶךָ. 15
That I may tell of all Thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion, that I may rejoice in Thy salvation.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

טז טָבְעוּ גוֹיִם, בְּשַׁחַת עָשׂוּ; בְּרֶשֶׁת-זוּ טָמָנוּ, נִלְכְּדָה רַגְלָם. 16
The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

יז נוֹדַע, יְהוָה–מִשְׁפָּט עָשָׂה: בְּפֹעַל כַּפָּיו, נוֹקֵשׁ רָשָׁע; הִגָּיוֹן סֶלָה. 17
Jehovah hath made Himself known, He hath executed judgment, the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*



יח יָשׁוּבוּ רְשָׁעִים לִשְׁאוֹלָה: כָּל-גּוֹיִם, שְׁכֵחֵי אֱלֹהִים. 18
The wicked shall return to the nether-world, even all the nations that forget God.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

יט כִּי לֹא לָנֶצַח, יִשָּׁכַח אֶבְיוֹן; תִּקְוַת ענוים (עֲנִיִּים), תֹּאבַד לָעַד. 19
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

כ קוּמָה יְהוָה, אַל-יָעֹז אֱנוֹשׁ; יִשָּׁפְטוּ גוֹיִם, עַל-פָּנֶיךָ. 20
Arise, O jehovah, let not man prevail; let the nations be judged in Thy sight.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

כא שִׁיתָה יְהוָה, מוֹרָה–לָהֶם: יֵדְעוּ גוֹיִם–אֱנוֹשׁ הֵמָּה סֶּלָה. 21
Set terror over them, O jehovah; let the nations know they are but men.
*Arise O Jehovah Let Not Man Prevail*

[Selah {P}]

Chapter 10 *Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

א לָמָה יְהוָה, תַּעֲמֹד בְּרָחוֹק; תַּעְלִים, לְעִתּוֹת בַּצָּרָה. 1
Why standest Thou afar off, O jehovah? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

ב בְּגַאֲוַת רָשָׁע, יִדְלַק עָנִי; יִתָּפְשׂוּ, בִּמְזִמּוֹת זוּ חָשָׁבוּ. 2
Through the pride of the wicked the poor is hotly pursued, they are taken in the devices that they have imagined.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

ג כִּי-הִלֵּל רָשָׁע, עַל-תַּאֲוַת נַפְשׁוֹ; וּבֹצֵעַ בֵּרֵךְ, נִאֵץ יְהוָה. 3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and the covetous vaunteth himself, though he contemn jehovah.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

ד רָשָׁע–כְּגֹבַהּ אַפּוֹ, בַּל-יִדְרֹשׁ; אֵין אֱלֹהִים, כָּל-מְזִמּוֹתָיו. 4
The wicked, in the pride of his countenance [, saith]:
‘He will not require’;
all his thoughts are:
‘There is no God.’
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

ה יָחִילוּ דְרָכָו, בְּכָל-עֵת–מָרוֹם מִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ, מִנֶּגְדּוֹ; כָּל-צוֹרְרָיו, יָפִיחַ בָּהֶם. 5
His ways prosper at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

ו אָמַר בְּלִבּוֹ, בַּל-אֶמּוֹט; לְדֹר וָדֹר, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-בְרָע. 6
He saith in his heart:
‘I shall not be moved, I who to all generations shall not be in adversity.’
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

ז אָלָה, פִּיהוּ מָלֵא–וּמִרְמוֹת וָתֹךְ; תַּחַת לְשׁוֹנוֹ, עָמָל וָאָוֶן. 7
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

ח יֵשֵׁב, בְּמַאְרַב חֲצֵרִים–בַּמִּסְתָּרִים, יַהֲרֹג נָקִי; עֵינָיו, לְחֵלְכָה יִצְפֹּנוּ. 8
He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages; in secret places doth he slay the innocent; his eyes are on the watch for the helpless.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

ט יֶאֱרֹב בַּמִּסְתָּר, כְּאַרְיֵה בְסֻכֹּה– יֶאֱרֹב, לַחֲטוֹף עָנִי;
יַחְטֹף עָנִי, בְּמָשְׁכוֹ בְרִשְׁתּוֹ. 9
He lieth in wait in a secret place as a lion in his lair, he lieth in wait to catch the poor; {N}
he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him up in his net.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

י ודכה (יִדְכֶּה) יָשֹׁחַ; וְנָפַל בַּעֲצוּמָיו, חלכאים (חֵל כָּאִים). 10
He croucheth, he boweth down, and the helpless fall into his mighty claws.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

יא אָמַר בְּלִבּוֹ, שָׁכַח אֵל; הִסְתִּיר פָּנָיו, בַּל-רָאָה לָנֶצַח. 11
He hath said in his heart:
‘God hath forgotten; He hideth His face; He will never see.’
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

יב קוּמָה יְהוָה–אֵל, נְשָׂא יָדֶךָ; אַל-תִּשְׁכַּח עניים (עֲנָוִים). 12
Arise, O jehovah; O God, lift up Thy hand; forget not the humble.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

יג עַל-מֶה, נִאֵץ רָשָׁע אֱלֹהִים; אָמַר בְּלִבּוֹ, לֹא תִדְרֹשׁ. 13
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say in his heart:
‘Thou wilt not require’?
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

יד רָאִתָה, כִּי-אַתָּה עָמָל וָכַעַס תַּבִּיט– לָתֵת בְּיָדֶךָ:
עָלֶיךָ, יַעֲזֹב חֵלֵכָה; יָתוֹם, אַתָּה הָיִיתָ עוֹזֵר. 14
Thou hast seen; for Thou beholdest trouble and vexation, to requite them with Thy hand; {N}
unto Thee the helpless committeth himself; Thou hast been the helper of the fatherless.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

טו שְׁבֹר, זְרוֹעַ רָשָׁע; וָרָע, תִּדְרוֹשׁ-רִשְׁעוֹ בַל-תִּמְצָא. 15
Break Thou the arm of the wicked; and as for the evil man, search out his wickedness, till none be found.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

טז יְהוָה מֶלֶךְ, עוֹלָם וָעֶד; אָבְדוּ גוֹיִם, מֵאַרְצוֹ. 16
Jehovah is King for ever and ever; the nations are perished out of His land.
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

יז תַּאֲוַת עֲנָוִים שָׁמַעְתָּ יְהוָה; תָּכִין לִבָּם, תַּקְשִׁיב אָזְנֶךָ. 17
Jehovah, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble:
Thou wilt direct their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to attend;
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*

יח לִשְׁפֹּט יָתוֹם, וָדָךְ: בַּל-יוֹסִיף עוֹד–לַעֲרֹץ אֱנוֹשׁ, מִן-הָאָרֶץ. 18
To right the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may be terrible no more. {P}
*Jehovah Is King For Ever and Ever*