Bible4 ‘If ye continue in my word, ye will be truly my disciples’

The Proclamation of John the Herald – Chapter 8

1 And Jesus went to the mount of Olives.

2 And in the morning he came again to the temple; and all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.
3 And the Scribes and Pharisees brought forward a woman that was caught in adultery. And when they had placed her in the midst,
4 they say to him:
Teacher, this woman was caught openly in the act of adultery.
5 And in the law of Moses, [God] hath commanded us to stone such persons. What therefore dost thou say ?
6 And this they said, tempting him, so that they might have [ground] to accuse him. But Jesus having stooped down, was writing on the ground.
7 And as they continued asking him, he straightened himself up, and said to them:
Whoever among you is without sin, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And, having again stooped down, he wrote on the ground.
9 And they, when they heard [it], went out one by one, beginning with the older; and the woman was left, alone where she had stood in the midst.
10 And when Jesus had straightened himself up, he said to the woman:
Where are they? Doth no one condemn thee ?
11 And she said:
No man, Lord. And Jesus said:
Neither do I condemn thee. Go thou, and henceforth sin no more.
12 And Jesus again conversed with them, and said:
I am the light of the world:
he that cometh to me, will not walk in darkness; but will find for himself the light of life.
13 The Pharisees said to him:
Thou bearest witness of thyself, thy testimony is not certain.
14 Jesus answered and said to them:
Although I bear witness of myself, my testimony is certain, because I know whence I came, and whither I go. But ye do not know, whence I came, and whither I go.
15 Ye judge according to the flesh:
I judge no one.
16 Yet if I Judge, my judgment is certain, because I am not alone, but I and my Father who sent me.
17 And in your law it is written, that the testimony of two persons is certain.
18 I am one:
who bear witness of myself, and my Father who sent me, beareth witness of me.
19 They say to him:
Where is thy Father?
Jesus replied, and said to them:
Ye neither know me nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would also have known my Father.
20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple:
and no one laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
21 Again Jesus said to them:
I go away, and ye will seek me, and will die in your sins. And whither I go, ye cannot come.
22 The Jews said:
Is he about to kill himself, that he should say, Whither I go ye cannot come?
23 And he said to them:
Ye are from below, I am from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this world
24 I said to you, That ye will die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am he, ye will die in your sins.
25 The Jews said to him:
Who art thou ?
Jesus said to them:
Although I have begun to converse with you,
26 I have yet many things to say and to Judge concerning you. But he that sent me is true:
and the things which I have heard from him, them I speak in the world.
27 And they did not know, that he spake to them of the Father.
28 Jesus said to them again:
When ye shall have lifted up the Son of man, then will ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing from my own pleasure, but as my Father taught me, so I speak.
29 And he that sent me, is with me; and my Father hath not left me alone, because I do, at all times, that which pleaseth him.
30 And when he had spoken these things, many believed on him.
31 And Jesus said to those Jews who believed on him:
If ye continue in my word, ye will be truly my disciples.
32 And ye will know the truth; and the truth will make you free.
33 They say to him:
We are the seed of Abraham, and never were in servitude to any man; and how sayest thou, Ye will be freemen ?
34 Jesus said to them:
Verily, verily, I say to you, That whoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin.
35 And a servant abideth not for ever in the house; but the Son abideth for ever.
36 If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye will really be free men.
37 I know that ye are the children of Abraham; but ye seek to kill me, because ye do not acquiesce in my word.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father, and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39 They answered, and said to him:
Our father is Abraham.
Jesus said to them:
If ye were children of Abraham, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man who hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God:
this did not Abraham.
41 But ye do the works of your father.
They say to him:
We are not [the offspring] of whoredom; we have one Father, God.
42 Jesus said to them:
If God were your Father, ye would love me; for I proceeded and came from God:
I did not come of my own accord, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech ? It is because ye cannot hear my speech.
44 Ye are of your father, the calumniator ; and the lust of your father ye are disposed to do. He was from the beginning a manslayer, and abode not in the truth; for the truth is not in him, and when he speaketh a lie he speaketh from himself, for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 But me, because I speak the truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convicteth me of sin ? And if I speak the truth, why do ye not believe me ?
47 He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore ye do not hear, because ye are not of God.
48 The Jews answered, and said to him:
Did we not well say, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon ?
49 Jesus said to them:
I have no demon:
but I honor God; and ye contemn me.
50 But I seek not my own glory:
there is one that seeketh [it], and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily, I say to you:
He that keepeth my word, will never see death.
52 The Jews say to him:
Now we know, that thou hast a demon. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; yet thou sayest:
He that keepeth my word, will never taste death.
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham who is dead, or than the prophets who died ? What dost thou make thyself?
54 Jesus said to them:
If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom ye say, He is our God.
55 And ye know him not. But I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I should be a liar, like you: but I do know him, and I observe his word.
56 Abraham your father desired to see my day:
and he saw it, and rejoiced.
57 The Jews say to him:
Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham ?
58 Jesus said to them:
Verily, verily I say to you, That before Abraham existed, I was.
59 And they took up stones to stone him. But Jesus concealed himself, and went out of the temple, and passed along among them, and went away.

1 Maccabees 10 KJVA

1 In the hundred and sixtieth year Alexander, the son of Antiochus surnamed Epiphanes, went up and took Ptolemais: for the people had received him, by means whereof he reigned there,
2 Now when king Demetrius heard thereof, he gathered together an exceeding great host, and went forth against him to fight.
3 Moreover Demetrius sent letters unto Jonathan with loving words, so as he magnified him.
4 For said he, Let us first make peace with him, before he join with Alexander against us:
5 Else he will remember all the evils that we have done against him, and against his brethren and his people.
6 Wherefore he gave him authority to gather together an host, and to provide weapons, that he might aid him in battle: he commanded also that the hostages that were in the tower should be delivered him.
7 Then came Jonathan to Jerusalem, and read the letters in the audience of all the people, and of them that were in the tower:
8 Who were sore afraid, when they heard that the king had given him authority to gather together an host.
9 Whereupon they of the tower delivered their hostages unto Jonathan, and he delivered them unto their parents.
10 This done, Jonathan settled himself in Jerusalem, and began to build and repair the city.
11 And he commanded the workmen to build the walls and the mount Sion and about with square stones for fortification; and they did so.
12 Then the strangers, that were in the fortresses which Bacchides had built, fled away;
13 Insomuch as every man left his place, and went into his own country.
14 Only at Bethsura certain of those that had forsaken the law and the commandments remained still: for it was their place of refuge.
15 Now when king Alexander had heard what promises Demetrius had sent unto Jonathan: when also it was told him of the battles and noble acts which he and his brethren had done, and of the pains that they had endured,
16 He said, Shall we find such another man? now therefore we will make him our friend and confederate.
17 Upon this he wrote a letter, and sent it unto him, according to these words, saying,
18 King Alexander to his brother Jonathan sendeth greeting:
19 We have heard of thee, that thou art a man of great power, and meet to be our friend.
20 Wherefore now this day we ordain thee to be the high priest of thy nation, and to be called the king’s friend; (and therewithal he sent him a purple robe and a crown of gold:) and require thee to take our part, and keep friendship with us.
21 So in the seventh month of the hundred and sixtieth year, at the feast of the tabernacles, Jonathan put on the holy robe, and gathered together forces, and provided much armour.
22 Whereof when Demetrius heard, he was very sorry, and said,
23 What have we done, that Alexander hath prevented us in making amity with the Jews to strengthen himself?
24 I also will write unto them words of encouragement, and promise them dignities and gifts, that I may have their aid.
25 He sent unto them therefore to this effect: King Demetrius unto the people of the Jews sendeth greeting:
26 Whereas ye have kept covenants with us, and continued in our friendship, not joining yourselves with our enemies, we have heard hereof, and are glad.
27 Wherefore now continue ye still to be faithful unto us, and we will well recompense you for the things ye do in our behalf,
28 And will grant you many immunities, and give you rewards.
29 And now do I free you, and for your sake I release all the Jews, from tributes, and from the customs of salt, and from crown taxes,
30 And from that which appertaineth unto me to receive for the third part or the seed, and the half of the fruit of the trees, I release it from this day forth, so that they shall not be taken of the land of Judea, nor of the three governments which are added thereunto out of the country of Samaria and Galilee, from this day forth for evermore.
31 Let Jerusalem also be holy and free, with the borders thereof, both from tenths and tributes.
32 And as for the tower which is at Jerusalem, I yield up authority over it, and give the high priest, that he may set in it such men as he shall choose to keep it.
33 Moreover I freely set at liberty every one of the Jews, that were carried captives out of the land of Judea into any part of my kingdom, and I will that all my officers remit the tributes even of their cattle.
34 Furthermore I will that all the feasts, and sabbaths, and new moons, and solemn days, and the three days before the feast, and the three days after the feast shall be all of immunity and freedom for all the Jews in my realm.
35 Also no man shall have authority to meddle with or to molest any of them in any matter.
36 I will further, that there be enrolled among the king’s forces about thirty thousand men of the Jews, unto whom pay shall be given, as belongeth to all king’s forces.
37 And of them some shall be placed in the king’s strong holds, of whom also some shall be set over the affairs of the kingdom, which are of trust: and I will that their overseers and governors be of themselves, and that they live after their own laws, even as the king hath commanded in the land of Judea.
38 And concerning the three governments that are added to Judea from the country of Samaria, let them be joined with Judea, that they may be reckoned to be under one, nor bound to obey other authority than the high priest’s.
39 As for Ptolemais, and the land pertaining thereto, I give it as a free gift to the sanctuary at Jerusalem for the necessary expenses of the sanctuary.
40 Moreover I give every year fifteen thousand shekels of silver out of the king’s accounts from the places appertaining.
41 And all the overplus, which the officers payed not in as in former time, from henceforth shall be given toward the works of the temple.
42 And beside this, the five thousand shekels of silver, which they took from the uses of the temple out of the accounts year by year, even those things shall be released, because they appertain to the priests that minister.
43 And whosoever they be that flee unto the temple at Jerusalem, or be within the liberties hereof, being indebted unto the king, or for any other matter, let them be at liberty, and all that they have in my realm.
44 For the building also and repairing of the works of the sanctuary expenses shall be given of the king’s accounts.
45 Yea, and for the building of the walls of Jerusalem, and the fortifying thereof round about, expenses shall be given out of the king’s accounts, as also for the building of the walls in Judea.
46 Now when Jonathan and the people heard these words, they gave no credit unto them, nor received them, because they remembered the great evil that he had done in Israel; for he had afflicted them very sore.
47 But with Alexander they were well pleased, because he was the first that entreated of true peace with them, and they were confederate with him always.
48 Then gathered king Alexander great forces, and camped over against Demetrius.
49 And after the two kings had joined battle, Demetrius’ host fled: but Alexander followed after him, and prevailed against them.
50 And he continued the battle very sore until the sun went down: and that day was Demetrius slain.
51 Afterward Alexander sent ambassadors to Ptolemee king of Egypt with a message to this effect:
52 Forasmuch as I am come again to my realm, and am set in the throne of my progenitors, and have gotten the dominion, and overthrown Demetrius, and recovered our country; 53 For after I had joined battle with him, both he and his host was discomfited by us, so that we sit in the throne of his kingdom:
54 Now therefore let us make a league of amity together, and give me now thy daughter to wife: and I will be thy son in law, and will give both thee and her as according to thy dignity.
55 Then Ptolemee the king gave answer, saying, Happy be the day wherein thou didst return into the land of thy fathers, and satest in the throne of their kingdom.
56 And now will I do to thee, as thou hast written: meet me therefore at Ptolemais, that we may see one another; for I will marry my daughter to thee according to thy desire.
57 So Ptolemee went out of Egypt with his daughter Cleopatra, and they came unto Ptolemais in the hundred threescore and second year:
58 Where king Alexander meeting him, he gave unto him his daughter Cleopatra, and celebrated her marriage at Ptolemais with great glory, as the manner of kings is.
59 Now king Alexander had written unto Jonathan, that he should come and meet him.
60 Who thereupon went honourably to Ptolemais, where he met the two kings, and gave them and their friends silver and gold, and many presents, and found favour in their sight.
61 At that time certain pestilent fellows of Israel, men of a wicked life, assembled themselves against him, to accuse him: but the king would not hear them.
62 Yea more than that, the king commanded to take off his garments, and clothe him in purple: and they did so.
63 And he made him sit by himself, and said into his princes, Go with him into the midst of the city, and make proclamation, that no man complain against him of any matter, and that no man trouble him for any manner of cause.
64 Now when his accusers saw that he was honoured according to the proclamation, and clothed in purple, they fled all away.
65 So the king honoured him, and wrote him among his chief friends, and made him a duke, and partaker of his dominion.
66 Afterward Jonathan returned to Jerusalem with peace and gladness.
67 Furthermore in the; hundred threescore and fifth year came Demetrius son of Demetrius out of Crete into the land of his fathers:
68 Whereof when king Alexander heard tell, he was right sorry, and returned into Antioch.
69 Then Demetrius made Apollonius the governor of Celosyria his general, who gathered together a great host, and camped in Jamnia, and sent unto Jonathan the high priest, saying,
70 Thou alone liftest up thyself against us, and I am laughed to scorn for thy sake, and reproached: and why dost thou vaunt thy power against us in the mountains?
71 Now therefore, if thou trustest in thine own strength, come down to us into the plain field, and there let us try the matter together: for with me is the power of the cities.
72 Ask and learn who I am, and the rest that take our part, and they shall tell thee that thy foot is not able to stand before our face; for thy fathers have twice been put to flight in their own land.
73 Wherefore now thou shalt not be able to abide the horsemen and so great a power in the plain, where is neither stone nor flint, nor place to flee unto.
74 So when Jonathan heard these words of Apollonius, he was moved in his mind, and choosing ten thousand men he went out of Jerusalem, where Simon his brother met him for to help him.
75 And he pitched his tents against Joppa: but; they of Joppa shut him out of the city, because Apollonius had a garrison there.
76 Then Jonathan laid siege unto it: whereupon they of the city let him in for fear: and so Jonathan won Joppa.
77 Whereof when Apollonius heard, he took three thousand horsemen, with a great host of footmen, and went to Azotus as one that journeyed, and therewithal drew him forth into the plain. because he had a great number of horsemen, in whom he put his trust.
78 Then Jonathan followed after him to Azotus, where the armies joined battle.
79 Now Apollonius had left a thousand horsemen in ambush.
80 And Jonathan knew that there was an ambushment behind him; for they had compassed in his host, and cast darts at the people, from morning till evening.
81 But the people stood still, as Jonathan had commanded them: and so the enemies’ horses were tired.
82 Then brought Simon forth his host, and set them against the footmen, (for the horsemen were spent) who were discomfited by him, and fled.
83 The horsemen also, being scattered in the field, fled to Azotus, and went into Bethdagon, their idol’s temple, for safety.
84 But Jonathan set fire on Azotus, and the cities round about it, and took their spoils; and the temple of Dagon, with them that were fled into it, he burned with fire.
85 Thus there were burned and slain with the sword well nigh eight thousand men.
86 And from thence Jonathan removed his host, and camped against Ascalon, where the men of the city came forth, and met him with great pomp.
87 After this returned Jonathan and his host unto Jerusalem, having any spoils.
88 Now when king Alexander heard these things, he honoured Jonathan yet more.
89 And sent him a buckle of gold, as the use is to be given to such as are of the king’s blood: he gave him also Accaron with the borders thereof in possession.

1 Maccabees 10 KJVA

Torah 1 The Teaching

Devotional reading for the first day of the month. No all who followed Moses were committed to his salvation. Not everyone who follows Christ is dedicated wholly to Him. Exodus 12 – 19

He is a passover to jehovah. 12.11

‘Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, 13.3

And Israel saw the great work which jehovah did 14.31

Then sang Moses and the sons of Israel this song unto jehovah, 15.1

See the bread wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, 16.32

Smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, 17.6

Thou shalt teach them the statutes and the laws, and shalt show them the way 18.20

Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet God; 19.17

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Chapter 12

א וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל-אַהֲרֹן, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם לֵאמֹר. 1

And jehovah spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying:

ב הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם, רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים: רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם, לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה. 2

‘This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.

ג דַּבְּרוּ, אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר, בֶּעָשֹׂר, לַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה: וְיִקְחוּ לָהֶם, אִישׁ שֶׂה לְבֵית-אָבֹת–שֶׂה לַבָּיִת. 3

Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying:

In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household;

ד וְאִם-יִמְעַט הַבַּיִת, מִהְיוֹת מִשֶּׂה–וְלָקַח הוּא וּשְׁכֵנוֹ הַקָּרֹב אֶל-בֵּיתוֹ, בְּמִכְסַת נְפָשֹׁת: אִישׁ לְפִי אָכְלוֹ, תָּכֹסּוּ עַל-הַשֶּׂה. 4

and if the household be too little for a lamb, then shall he and his neighbour next unto his house take one according to the number of the souls; according to every man’s eating ye shall make your count for the lamb.

ה שֶׂה תָמִים זָכָר בֶּן-שָׁנָה, יִהְיֶה לָכֶם; מִן-הַכְּבָשִׂים וּמִן-הָעִזִּים, תִּקָּחוּ. 5

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; ye shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats;

ו וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְמִשְׁמֶרֶת, עַד אַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה; וְשָׁחֲטוּ אֹתוֹ, כֹּל קְהַל עֲדַת-יִשְׂרָאֵל–בֵּין הָעַרְבָּיִם. 6

and ye shall keep it unto the fourteenth day of the same month; and the all assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at dusk.

ז וְלָקְחוּ, מִן-הַדָּם, וְנָתְנוּ עַל-שְׁתֵּי הַמְּזוּזֹת, וְעַל-הַמַּשְׁקוֹף–עַל, הַבָּתִּים, אֲשֶׁר-יֹאכְלוּ אֹתוֹ, בָּהֶם. 7

And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it.

ח וְאָכְלוּ אֶת-הַבָּשָׂר, בַּלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה: צְלִי-אֵשׁ וּמַצּוֹת, עַל-מְרֹרִים יֹאכְלֻהוּ. 8

And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

ט אַל-תֹּאכְלוּ מִמֶּנּוּ נָא, וּבָשֵׁל מְבֻשָּׁל בַּמָּיִם: כִּי אִם-צְלִי-אֵשׁ, רֹאשׁוֹ עַל-כְּרָעָיו וְעַל-קִרְבּוֹ. 9

Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with the inwards thereof.

י וְלֹא-תוֹתִירוּ מִמֶּנּוּ, עַד-בֹּקֶר; וְהַנֹּתָר מִמֶּנּוּ עַד-בֹּקֶר, בָּאֵשׁ תִּשְׂרֹפוּ. 10

And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

יא וְכָכָה, תֹּאכְלוּ אֹתוֹ–מָתְנֵיכֶם חֲגֻרִים, נַעֲלֵיכֶם בְּרַגְלֵיכֶם וּמַקֶּלְכֶם בְּיֶדְכֶם; וַאֲכַלְתֶּם אֹתוֹ בְּחִפָּזוֹן, פֶּסַח הוּא לַיהוָה. 11 And thus shall ye eat it:

with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste–

he is a passover to jehovah.

יב וְעָבַרְתִּי בְאֶרֶץ-מִצְרַיִם, בַּלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה, וְהִכֵּיתִי כָל-בְּכוֹר בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, מֵאָדָם וְעַד-בְּהֵמָה; וּבְכָל-אֱלֹהֵי מִצְרַיִם אֶעֱשֶׂה שְׁפָטִים, אֲנִי יְהוָה. 12

For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments:

I am jehovah.

יג וְהָיָה הַדָּם לָכֶם לְאֹת, עַל הַבָּתִּים אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם שָׁם, וְרָאִיתִי אֶת-הַדָּם, וּפָסַחְתִּי עֲלֵכֶם; וְלֹא-יִהְיֶה בָכֶם נֶגֶף לְמַשְׁחִית, בְּהַכֹּתִי בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 13

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

יד וְהָיָה הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה לָכֶם לְזִכָּרוֹן, וְחַגֹּתֶם אֹתוֹ חַג לַיהוָה: לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם, חֻקַּת עוֹלָם תְּחָגֻּהוּ. 14

And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to jehovah; throughout your generations ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

טו שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, מַצּוֹת תֹּאכֵלוּ–אַךְ בַּיּוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן, תַּשְׁבִּיתוּ שְּׂאֹר מִבָּתֵּיכֶם: כִּי כָּל-אֹכֵל חָמֵץ, וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל–מִיּוֹם הָרִאשֹׁן, עַד-יוֹם הַשְּׁבִעִי. 15

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; howbeit the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

טז וּבַיּוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן, מִקְרָא-קֹדֶשׁ, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי, מִקְרָא-קֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם: כָּל-מְלָאכָה, לֹא-יֵעָשֶׂה בָהֶם–אַךְ אֲשֶׁר יֵאָכֵל לְכָל-נֶפֶשׁ, הוּא לְבַדּוֹ יֵעָשֶׂה לָכֶם. 16

And in the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you.

יז וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם, אֶת-הַמַּצּוֹת, כִּי בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה, הוֹצֵאתִי אֶת-צִבְאוֹתֵיכֶם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם; וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם אֶת-הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה, לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם–חֻקַּת עוֹלָם. 17

And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore shall ye observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance for ever.

יח בָּרִאשֹׁן בְּאַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ, בָּעֶרֶב, תֹּאכְלוּ, מַצֹּת: עַד יוֹם הָאֶחָד וְעֶשְׂרִים, לַחֹדֶשׁ–בָּעָרֶב. 18

In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.

יט שִׁבְעַת יָמִים–שְׂאֹר, לֹא יִמָּצֵא בְּבָתֵּיכֶם: כִּי כָּל-אֹכֵל מַחְמֶצֶת, וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא מֵעֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל–בַּגֵּר, וּבְאֶזְרַח הָאָרֶץ. 19

Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or one that is born in the land.

כ כָּל-מַחְמֶצֶת, לֹא תֹאכֵלוּ; בְּכֹל, מוֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם, תֹּאכְלוּ, מַצּוֹת. {פ} 20

Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.’ {P}

כא וַיִּקְרָא מֹשֶׁה לְכָל-זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם: מִשְׁכוּ, וּקְחוּ לָכֶם צֹאן לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתֵיכֶם–וְשַׁחֲטוּ הַפָּסַח. 21

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them:

‘Draw out, and take you lambs according to your families, and kill the passover lamb.

כב וּלְקַחְתֶּם אֲגֻדַּת אֵזוֹב, וּטְבַלְתֶּם בַּדָּם אֲשֶׁר-בַּסַּף, וְהִגַּעְתֶּם אֶל-הַמַּשְׁקוֹף וְאֶל-שְׁתֵּי הַמְּזוּזֹת, מִן-הַדָּם אֲשֶׁר בַּסָּף; וְאַתֶּם, לֹא תֵצְאוּ אִישׁ מִפֶּתַח-בֵּיתוֹ–עַד-בֹּקֶר. 22

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side-posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.

כג וְעָבַר יְהוָה, לִנְגֹּף אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, וְרָאָה אֶת-הַדָּם עַל-הַמַּשְׁקוֹף, וְעַל שְׁתֵּי הַמְּזוּזֹת; וּפָסַח יְהוָה, עַל-הַפֶּתַח, וְלֹא יִתֵּן הַמַּשְׁחִית, לָבֹא אֶל-בָּתֵּיכֶם לִנְגֹּף. 23

For jehovah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts, jehovah will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

כד וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם, אֶת-הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה, לְחָק-לְךָ וּלְבָנֶיךָ, עַד-עוֹלָם. 24

And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

כה וְהָיָה כִּי-תָבֹאוּ אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר יִתֵּן יְהוָה לָכֶם–כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֵּר; וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם, אֶת-הָעֲבֹדָה הַזֹּאת. 25

And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which jehovah will give you, according as He hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.

כו וְהָיָה, כִּי-יֹאמְרוּ אֲלֵיכֶם בְּנֵיכֶם: מָה הָעֲבֹדָה הַזֹּאת, לָכֶם. 26

And it shall come to pass, when your sons shall say unto you:

What mean ye by this service?

כז וַאֲמַרְתֶּם זֶבַח-פֶּסַח הוּא לַיהוָה, אֲשֶׁר פָּסַח עַל-בָּתֵּי בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּמִצְרַיִם, בְּנָגְפּוֹ אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, וְאֶת-בָּתֵּינוּ הִצִּיל; וַיִּקֹּד הָעָם, וַיִּשְׁתַּחֲווּ. 27

that ye shall say:

It is the sacrifice of jehovah’s passover, for that He passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.’

And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

כח וַיֵּלְכוּ וַיַּעֲשׂוּ, בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת-מֹשֶׁה וְאַהֲרֹן, כֵּן עָשׂוּ. {ס} 28

And the sons of Israel went and did so; as jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {S}

כט וַיְהִי בַּחֲצִי הַלַּיְלָה, וַיהוָה הִכָּה כָל-בְּכוֹר בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, מִבְּכֹר פַּרְעֹה הַיֹּשֵׁב עַל-כִּסְאוֹ, עַד בְּכוֹר הַשְּׁבִי אֲשֶׁר בְּבֵית הַבּוֹר; וְכֹל, בְּכוֹר בְּהֵמָה. 29

And it came to pass at midnight, that jehovah smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the first-born of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the first-born of cattle.

ל וַיָּקָם פַּרְעֹה לַיְלָה, הוּא וְכָל-עֲבָדָיו וְכָל-מִצְרַיִם, וַתְּהִי צְעָקָה גְדֹלָה, בְּמִצְרָיִם: כִּי-אֵין בַּיִת, אֲשֶׁר אֵין-שָׁם מֵת. 30

And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

לא וַיִּקְרָא לְמֹשֶׁה וּלְאַהֲרֹן לַיְלָה, וַיֹּאמֶר קוּמוּ צְּאוּ מִתּוֹךְ עַמִּי–גַּם-אַתֶּם, גַּם-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וּלְכוּ עִבְדוּ אֶת-יְהוָה, כְּדַבֶּרְכֶם. 31

And he called for Moses and Aaron by night and said:

‘Rise up, get you forth from among my people, both ye and the sons of Israel; and go, serve jehovah, as ye have said.

לב גַּם-צֹאנְכֶם גַּם-בְּקַרְכֶם קְחוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתֶּם, וָלֵכוּ; וּבֵרַכְתֶּם, גַּם-אֹתִי. 32

Take both your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.’

לג וַתֶּחֱזַק מִצְרַיִם עַל-הָעָם, לְמַהֵר לְשַׁלְּחָם מִן-הָאָרֶץ: כִּי אָמְרוּ, כֻּלָּנוּ מֵתִים. 33

And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, to send them out of the land in haste; for they said:

‘We are all dead men.’

לד וַיִּשָּׂא הָעָם אֶת-בְּצֵקוֹ, טֶרֶם יֶחְמָץ; מִשְׁאֲרֹתָם צְרֻרֹת בְּשִׂמְלֹתָם, עַל-שִׁכְמָם. 34

And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.

לה וּבְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל עָשׂוּ, כִּדְבַר מֹשֶׁה; וַיִּשְׁאֲלוּ, מִמִּצְרַיִם, כְּלֵי-כֶסֶף וּכְלֵי זָהָב, וּשְׂמָלֹת. 35

And the sons of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment.

לו וַיהוָה נָתַן אֶת-חֵן הָעָם, בְּעֵינֵי מִצְרַיִם–וַיַּשְׁאִלוּם; וַיְנַצְּלוּ, אֶת-מִצְרָיִם. {פ} 36

And jehovah gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they despoiled the Egyptians. {P}

לז וַיִּסְעוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵרַעְמְסֵס, סֻכֹּתָה, כְּשֵׁשׁ-מֵאוֹת אֶלֶף רַגְלִי הַגְּבָרִים, לְבַד מִטָּף. 37

And the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, beside children.

לח וְגַם-עֵרֶב רַב, עָלָה אִתָּם, וְצֹאן וּבָקָר, מִקְנֶה כָּבֵד מְאֹד. 38

And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.

לט וַיֹּאפוּ אֶת-הַבָּצֵק אֲשֶׁר הוֹצִיאוּ מִמִּצְרַיִם, עֻגֹת מַצּוֹת–כִּי לֹא חָמֵץ: כִּי-גֹרְשׁוּ מִמִּצְרַיִם, וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לְהִתְמַהְמֵהַּ, וְגַם-צֵדָה, לֹא-עָשׂוּ לָהֶם. 39

And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.

מ וּמוֹשַׁב בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֲשֶׁר יָשְׁבוּ בְּמִצְרָיִם–שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה, וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה. 40

Now the time that the sons of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.

מא וַיְהִי, מִקֵּץ שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה, וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת, שָׁנָה; וַיְהִי, בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה, יָצְאוּ כָּל-צִבְאוֹת יְהוָה, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 41

And it came to pass at the end of four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the host of jehovah went out from the land of Egypt.

מב לֵיל שִׁמֻּרִים הוּא לַיהוָה, לְהוֹצִיאָם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם: הוּא-הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה לַיהוָה, שִׁמֻּרִים לְכָל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְדֹרֹתָם. {פ} 42

It was a night of watching unto jehovah for bringing them out from the land of Egypt; this same night is a night of watching unto jehovah for all the sons of Israel throughout their generations. {P}

מג וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וְאַהֲרֹן, זֹאת חֻקַּת הַפָּסַח: כָּל-בֶּן-נֵכָר, לֹא-יֹאכַל בּוֹ. 43

And jehovah said unto Moses and Aaron:

‘This is the ordinance of the passover:

there shall no alien eat thereof;

מד וְכָל-עֶבֶד אִישׁ, מִקְנַת-כָּסֶף–וּמַלְתָּה אֹתוֹ, אָז יֹאכַל בּוֹ. 44

but every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.

מה תּוֹשָׁב וְשָׂכִיר, לֹא-יֹאכַל בּוֹ. 45

A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof.

מו בְּבַיִת אֶחָד יֵאָכֵל, לֹא-תוֹצִיא מִן-הַבַּיִת מִן-הַבָּשָׂר חוּצָה; וְעֶצֶם, לֹא תִשְׁבְּרוּ-בוֹ. 46

In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth aught of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.

מז כָּל-עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, יַעֲשׂוּ אֹתוֹ. 47

All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

מח וְכִי-יָגוּר אִתְּךָ גֵּר, וְעָשָׂה פֶסַח לַיהוָה–הִמּוֹל לוֹ כָל-זָכָר וְאָז יִקְרַב לַעֲשֹׂתוֹ, וְהָיָה כְּאֶזְרַח הָאָרֶץ; וְכָל-עָרֵל, לֹא-יֹאכַל בּוֹ. 48

And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to jehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land; and all who are outsiders willl not eat thereof.

מט תּוֹרָה אַחַת, יִהְיֶה לָאֶזְרָח, וְלַגֵּר, הַגָּר בְּתוֹכְכֶם. 49

One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.’

נ וַיַּעֲשׂוּ, כָּל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶת-אַהֲרֹן, כֵּן עָשׂוּ. {ס} 50

Thus did all the sons of Israel; as jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {S}

נא וַיְהִי, בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה: הוֹצִיא יְהוָה אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם–עַל-צִבְאֹתָם. {פ} 51

And it came to pass the selfsame day that jehovah did bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts. {P}


Chapter 13

א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 1

And jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying:

ב קַדֶּשׁ-לִי כָל-בְּכוֹר פֶּטֶר כָּל-רֶחֶם, בִּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–בָּאָדָם, וּבַבְּהֵמָה: לִי, הוּא. 2

‘Sanctify unto Me all the first-born, whatsoever openeth the womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and of beast, it is Mine.’

ג וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-הָעָם, זָכוֹר אֶת-הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר יְצָאתֶם מִמִּצְרַיִם מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים, כִּי בְּחֹזֶק יָד, הוֹצִיא יְהוָה אֶתְכֶם מִזֶּה; וְלֹא יֵאָכֵל, חָמֵץ. 3

And Moses said unto the people:

‘Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand jehovah brought you out from this place; there shall no leavened bread be eaten.

ד הַיּוֹם, אַתֶּם יֹצְאִים, בְּחֹדֶשׁ, הָאָבִיב. 4

This day ye go forth in the month Abib.

ה וְהָיָה כִי-יְבִיאֲךָ יְהוָה אֶל-אֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי וְהַחִתִּי וְהָאֱמֹרִי וְהַחִוִּי וְהַיְבוּסִי, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ, אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב, וּדְבָשׁ; וְעָבַדְתָּ אֶת-הָעֲבֹדָה הַזֹּאת, בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה. 5

And it shall be when jehovah shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which He swore unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

ו שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, תֹּאכַל מַצֹּת; וּבַיּוֹם, הַשְּׁבִיעִי, חַג, לַיהוָה. 6

Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to jehovah.

ז מַצּוֹת, יֵאָכֵל, אֵת, שִׁבְעַת הַיָּמִים; וְלֹא-יֵרָאֶה לְךָ חָמֵץ, וְלֹא-יֵרָאֶה לְךָ שְׂאֹר–בְּכָל-גְּבֻלֶךָ. 7

Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee, in all thy borders.

ח וְהִגַּדְתָּ לְבִנְךָ, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא לֵאמֹר: בַּעֲבוּר זֶה, עָשָׂה יְהוָה לִי, בְּצֵאתִי, מִמִּצְרָיִם. 8

And thou shalt tell thy son in that day, saying:

It is because of that which jehovah did for me when I came forth out of Egypt.

ט וְהָיָה לְךָ לְאוֹת עַל-יָדְךָ, וּלְזִכָּרוֹן בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ, לְמַעַן תִּהְיֶה תּוֹרַת יְהוָה, בְּפִיךָ: כִּי בְּיָד חֲזָקָה, הוֹצִאֲךָ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרָיִם. 9

And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thy hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the law of jehovah may be in thy mouth; for with a strong hand hath jehovah brought thee out of Egypt.

י וְשָׁמַרְתָּ אֶת-הַחֻקָּה הַזֹּאת, לְמוֹעֲדָהּ, מִיָּמִים, יָמִימָה. {פ} 10

Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year. {P}

יא וְהָיָה כִּי-יְבִאֲךָ יְהוָה, אֶל-אֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי, כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לְךָ, וְלַאֲבֹתֶיךָ; וּנְתָנָהּ, לָךְ. 11

And it shall be when jehovah shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanite, as He swore unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,

יב וְהַעֲבַרְתָּ כָל-פֶּטֶר-רֶחֶם, לַיהוָה; וְכָל-פֶּטֶר שֶׁגֶר בְּהֵמָה, אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה לְךָ הַזְּכָרִים–לַיהוָה. 12

that thou shalt set apart unto jehovah all that openeth the womb; every firstling that is a male, which thou hast coming of a beast, shall be jehovah’s.

יג וְכָל-פֶּטֶר חֲמֹר תִּפְדֶּה בְשֶׂה, וְאִם-לֹא תִפְדֶּה וַעֲרַפְתּוֹ; וְכֹל בְּכוֹר אָדָם בְּבָנֶיךָ, תִּפְדֶּה. 13

And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break its neck; and all the first-born of man among thy sons shalt thou redeem.

יד וְהָיָה כִּי-יִשְׁאָלְךָ בִנְךָ, מָחָר–לֵאמֹר מַה-זֹּאת: וְאָמַרְתָּ אֵלָיו–בְּחֹזֶק יָד הוֹצִיאָנוּ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרַיִם, מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים. 14

And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying:

What is this? that thou shalt say unto him:

By strength of hand jehovah brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage;

טו וַיְהִי, כִּי-הִקְשָׁה פַרְעֹה לְשַׁלְּחֵנוּ, וַיַּהֲרֹג יְהוָה כָּל-בְּכוֹר בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, מִבְּכֹר אָדָם וְעַד-בְּכוֹר בְּהֵמָה; עַל-כֵּן אֲנִי זֹבֵחַ לַיהוָה, כָּל-פֶּטֶר רֶחֶם הַזְּכָרִים, וְכָל-בְּכוֹר בָּנַי, אֶפְדֶּה. 15

and it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go that jehovah slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beast; therefore I sacrifice to jehovah all that openeth the womb, being males; but all the first-born of my sons I redeem.

טז וְהָיָה לְאוֹת עַל-יָדְכָה, וּלְטוֹטָפֹת בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ: כִּי בְּחֹזֶק יָד, הוֹצִיאָנוּ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרָיִם. {ס} 16

And it shall be for a sign upon thy hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes; for by strength of hand jehovah brought us forth out of Egypt.’ {S}

יז וַיְהִי, בְּשַׁלַּח פַּרְעֹה אֶת-הָעָם, וְלֹא-נָחָם אֱלֹהִים דֶּרֶךְ אֶרֶץ פְּלִשְׁתִּים, כִּי קָרוֹב הוּא: כִּי אָמַר אֱלֹהִים, פֶּן-יִנָּחֵם הָעָם בִּרְאֹתָם מִלְחָמָה–וְשָׁבוּ מִצְרָיְמָה. 17

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said:

‘Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.’

יח וַיַּסֵּב אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָעָם דֶּרֶךְ הַמִּדְבָּר, יַם-סוּף; וַחֲמֻשִׁים עָלוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 18

But God led the people about, by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.

יט וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה אֶת-עַצְמוֹת יוֹסֵף, עִמּוֹ: כִּי הַשְׁבֵּעַ הִשְׁבִּיעַ אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לֵאמֹר, פָּקֹד יִפְקֹד אֱלֹהִים אֶתְכֶם, וְהַעֲלִיתֶם אֶת-עַצְמֹתַי מִזֶּה אִתְּכֶם. 19

And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him; for he had straitly sworn the sons of Israel, saying:

‘God will surely remember you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.’

כ וַיִּסְעוּ, מִסֻּכֹּת; וַיַּחֲנוּ בְאֵתָם, בִּקְצֵה הַמִּדְבָּר. 20

And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

כא וַיהוָה הֹלֵךְ לִפְנֵיהֶם יוֹמָם בְּעַמּוּד עָנָן, לַנְחֹתָם הַדֶּרֶךְ, וְלַיְלָה בְּעַמּוּד אֵשׁ, לְהָאִיר לָהֶם–לָלֶכֶת, יוֹמָם וָלָיְלָה. 21

And jehovah went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; that they might go by day and by night:

כב לֹא-יָמִישׁ עַמּוּד הֶעָנָן, יוֹמָם, וְעַמּוּד הָאֵשׁ, לָיְלָה–לִפְנֵי, הָעָם. {פ} 22

the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people. {P}


Chapter 14

א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 1

And jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying:

ב דַּבֵּר, אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיָשֻׁבוּ וְיַחֲנוּ לִפְנֵי פִּי הַחִירֹת, בֵּין מִגְדֹּל וּבֵין הַיָּם: לִפְנֵי בַּעַל צְפֹן, נִכְחוֹ תַחֲנוּ עַל-הַיָּם. 2

‘Speak unto the sons of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon, over against it shall ye encamp by the sea.

ג וְאָמַר פַּרְעֹה לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, נְבֻכִים הֵם בָּאָרֶץ; סָגַר עֲלֵיהֶם, הַמִּדְבָּר. 3

And Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel:

They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

ד וְחִזַּקְתִּי אֶת-לֵב-פַּרְעֹה, וְרָדַף אַחֲרֵיהֶם, וְאִכָּבְדָה בְּפַרְעֹה וּבְכָל-חֵילוֹ, וְיָדְעוּ מִצְרַיִם כִּי-אֲנִי יְהוָה; וַיַּעֲשׂוּ-כֵן. 4

And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he shall follow after them; and I will get Me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am jehovah.’

And they did so.

ה וַיֻּגַּד לְמֶלֶךְ מִצְרַיִם, כִּי בָרַח הָעָם; וַיֵּהָפֵךְ לְבַב פַּרְעֹה וַעֲבָדָיו, אֶל-הָעָם, וַיֹּאמְרוּ מַה-זֹּאת עָשִׂינוּ, כִּי-שִׁלַּחְנוּ אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעָבְדֵנוּ. 5

And it was told the king of Egypt that the people were fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned towards the people, and they said:

‘What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?

ו וַיֶּאְסֹר, אֶת-רִכְבּוֹ; וְאֶת-עַמּוֹ, לָקַח עִמּוֹ. 6

And he made ready his chariots, and took his people with him.

ז וַיִּקַּח, שֵׁשׁ-מֵאוֹת רֶכֶב בָּחוּר, וְכֹל, רֶכֶב מִצְרָיִם; וְשָׁלִשִׁם, עַל-כֻּלּוֹ. 7

And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of them.

ח וַיְחַזֵּק יְהוָה, אֶת-לֵב פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ מִצְרַיִם, וַיִּרְדֹּף, אַחֲרֵי בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, יֹצְאִים בְּיָד רָמָה. 8

And jehovah hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the sons of Israel; for the sons of Israel went out with a high hand.

ט וַיִּרְדְּפוּ מִצְרַיִם אַחֲרֵיהֶם, וַיַּשִּׂיגוּ אוֹתָם חֹנִים עַל-הַיָּם, כָּל-סוּס רֶכֶב פַּרְעֹה, וּפָרָשָׁיו וְחֵילוֹ–עַל-פִּי, הַחִירֹת, לִפְנֵי, בַּעַל צְפֹן. 9

And the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

י וּפַרְעֹה, הִקְרִיב; וַיִּשְׂאוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-עֵינֵיהֶם וְהִנֵּה מִצְרַיִם נֹסֵעַ אַחֲרֵיהֶם, וַיִּירְאוּ מְאֹד, וַיִּצְעֲקוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶל-יְהוָה. 10

And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the sons of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were sore afraid; and the sons of Israel cried out unto jehovah.

יא וַיֹּאמְרוּ, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, הֲמִבְּלִי אֵין-קְבָרִים בְּמִצְרַיִם, לְקַחְתָּנוּ לָמוּת בַּמִּדְבָּר: מַה-זֹּאת עָשִׂיתָ לָּנוּ, לְהוֹצִיאָנוּ מִמִּצְרָיִם. 11

And they said unto Moses:

‘Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to bring us forth out of Egypt?

יב הֲלֹא-זֶה הַדָּבָר, אֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְנוּ אֵלֶיךָ בְמִצְרַיִם לֵאמֹר, חֲדַל מִמֶּנּוּ, וְנַעַבְדָה אֶת-מִצְרָיִם: כִּי טוֹב לָנוּ עֲבֹד אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, מִמֻּתֵנוּ בַּמִּדְבָּר. 12

Is not this the word that we spoke unto thee in Egypt, saying:

Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.’

יג וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-הָעָם, אַל-תִּירָאוּ–הִתְיַצְּבוּ וּרְאוּ אֶת-יְשׁוּעַת יְהוָה, אֲשֶׁר-יַעֲשֶׂה לָכֶם הַיּוֹם: כִּי, אֲשֶׁר רְאִיתֶם אֶת-מִצְרַיִם הַיּוֹם–לֹא תֹסִפוּ לִרְאֹתָם עוֹד, עַד-עוֹלָם. 13

And Moses said unto the people:

‘Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of jehovah, which He will work for you to-day; for whereas ye have seen the Egyptians to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

יד יְהוָה, יִלָּחֵם לָכֶם; וְאַתֶּם, תַּחֲרִשׁוּן. {פ} 14

Jehovah will fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.’ {P}

טו וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, מַה-תִּצְעַק אֵלָי; דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִסָּעוּ. 15

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Wherefore criest thou unto Me? speak unto the sons of Israel, that they go forward.

טז וְאַתָּה הָרֵם אֶת-מַטְּךָ, וּנְטֵה אֶת-יָדְךָ עַל-הַיָּם–וּבְקָעֵהוּ; וְיָבֹאוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּתוֹךְ הַיָּם, בַּיַּבָּשָׁה. 16

And lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the sea, and divide it; and the sons of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground.

יז וַאֲנִי, הִנְנִי מְחַזֵּק אֶת-לֵב מִצְרַיִם, וְיָבֹאוּ, אַחֲרֵיהֶם; וְאִכָּבְדָה בְּפַרְעֹה וּבְכָל-חֵילוֹ, בְּרִכְבּוֹ וּבְפָרָשָׁיו. 17

And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them; and I will get Me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

יח וְיָדְעוּ מִצְרַיִם, כִּי-אֲנִי יְהוָה, בְּהִכָּבְדִי בְּפַרְעֹה, בְּרִכְבּוֹ וּבְפָרָשָׁיו. 18

And the Egyptians shall know that I am jehovah, when I have gotten Me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.’

יט וַיִּסַּע מַלְאַךְ הָאֱלֹהִים, הַהֹלֵךְ לִפְנֵי מַחֲנֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיֵּלֶךְ, מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶם; וַיִּסַּע עַמּוּד הֶעָנָן, מִפְּנֵיהֶם, וַיַּעֲמֹד, מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶם. 19

And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them;

כ וַיָּבֹא בֵּין מַחֲנֵה מִצְרַיִם, וּבֵין מַחֲנֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיְהִי הֶעָנָן וְהַחֹשֶׁךְ, וַיָּאֶר אֶת-הַלָּיְלָה; וְלֹא-קָרַב זֶה אֶל-זֶה, כָּל-הַלָּיְלָה. 20

and it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness here, yet gave it light by night there; and the one came not near the other all the night.

כא וַיֵּט מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יָדוֹ, עַל-הַיָּם, וַיּוֹלֶךְ יְהוָה אֶת-הַיָּם בְּרוּחַ קָדִים עַזָּה כָּל-הַלַּיְלָה, וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת-הַיָּם לֶחָרָבָה; וַיִּבָּקְעוּ, הַמָּיִם. 21

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and jehovah caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

כב וַיָּבֹאוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּתוֹךְ הַיָּם, בַּיַּבָּשָׁה; וְהַמַּיִם לָהֶם חוֹמָה, מִימִינָם וּמִשְּׂמֹאלָם. 22

And the sons of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

כג וַיִּרְדְּפוּ מִצְרַיִם, וַיָּבֹאוּ אַחֲרֵיהֶם–כֹּל סוּס פַּרְעֹה, רִכְבּוֹ וּפָרָשָׁיו: אֶל-תּוֹךְ, הַיָּם. 23

And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

כד וַיְהִי, בְּאַשְׁמֹרֶת הַבֹּקֶר, וַיַּשְׁקֵף יְהוָה אֶל-מַחֲנֵה מִצְרַיִם, בְּעַמּוּד אֵשׁ וְעָנָן; וַיָּהָם, אֵת מַחֲנֵה מִצְרָיִם. 24

And it came to pass in the morning watch, that jehovah looked forth upon the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and discomfited the host of the Egyptians.

כה וַיָּסַר, אֵת אֹפַן מַרְכְּבֹתָיו, וַיְנַהֲגֵהוּ, בִּכְבֵדֻת; וַיֹּאמֶר מִצְרַיִם, אָנוּסָה מִפְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–כִּי יְהוָה, נִלְחָם לָהֶם בְּמִצְרָיִם. {פ} 25

And He turned off their chariot wheels, and made them to drive heavily; so that the Egyptians said:

‘Let us flee from the face of Israel; for jehovah fighteth for them against the Egyptians.’ {P}

כו וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, נְטֵה אֶת-יָדְךָ עַל-הַיָּם; וְיָשֻׁבוּ הַמַּיִם עַל-מִצְרַיִם, עַל-רִכְבּוֹ וְעַל-פָּרָשָׁיו. 26

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Stretch out thy hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.’

כז וַיֵּט מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יָדוֹ עַל-הַיָּם, וַיָּשָׁב הַיָּם לִפְנוֹת בֹּקֶר לְאֵיתָנוֹ, וּמִצְרַיִם, נָסִים לִקְרָאתוֹ; וַיְנַעֵר יְהוָה אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, בְּתוֹךְ הַיָּם. 27

And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and jehovah overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

כח וַיָּשֻׁבוּ הַמַּיִם, וַיְכַסּוּ אֶת-הָרֶכֶב וְאֶת-הַפָּרָשִׁים, לְכֹל חֵיל פַּרְעֹה, הַבָּאִים אַחֲרֵיהֶם בַּיָּם: לֹא-נִשְׁאַר בָּהֶם, עַד-אֶחָד. 28

And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that went in after them into the sea; there remained not so much as one of them.

כט וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הָלְכוּ בַיַּבָּשָׁה, בְּתוֹךְ הַיָּם; וְהַמַּיִם לָהֶם חֹמָה, מִימִינָם וּמִשְּׂמֹאלָם. 29

But the sons of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

ל וַיּוֹשַׁע יְהוָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל–מִיַּד מִצְרָיִם; וַיַּרְא יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, מֵת עַל-שְׂפַת הַיָּם. 30

Thus jehovah saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea-shore.

לא וַיַּרְא יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-הַיָּד הַגְּדֹלָה, אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יְהוָה בְּמִצְרַיִם, וַיִּירְאוּ הָעָם, אֶת-יְהוָה; וַיַּאֲמִינוּ, בַּיהוָה, וּבְמֹשֶׁה, עַבְדּוֹ. {ר} {ש} 31

And Israel saw the great work which jehovah did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared jehovah; and they believed in jehovah, and in His servant Moses. {P}

Chapter 15

א אָז יָשִׁיר-מֹשֶׁה וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת, לַיהוָה, וַיֹּאמְרוּ, {ר} לֵאמֹר: {ס} אָשִׁירָה לַיהוָה כִּי-גָאֹה גָּאָה, {ס} סוּס {ר} וְרֹכְבוֹ רָמָה בַיָּם. {ס} 1

Then sang Moses and the sons of Israel this song unto jehovah, and spoke, saying:

I will sing unto jehovah, for He is highly exalted; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.

ב עָזִּי וְזִמְרָת יָהּ, וַיְהִי-לִי {ר} לִישׁוּעָה; {ס} זֶה אֵלִי וְאַנְוֵהוּ, {ס} אֱלֹהֵי {ר} אָבִי וַאֲרֹמְמֶנְהוּ. {ס} 2

Jehovah is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation; this is my God, and I will dwell in Him; my God, my Father, and I will exalt Him.

ג יְהוָה, אִישׁ מִלְחָמָה; יְהוָה, {ר} שְׁמוֹ. {ס} 3

Jehovah is a man of war, jehovah is His name.

ד מַרְכְּבֹת פַּרְעֹה וְחֵילוֹ, יָרָה בַיָּם; {ס} וּמִבְחַר {ר} שָׁלִשָׁיו, טֻבְּעוּ בְיַם-סוּף. {ס} 4

Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea, and his chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.

ה תְּהֹמֹת, יְכַסְיֻמוּ; יָרְדוּ בִמְצוֹלֹת, כְּמוֹ- {ר} אָבֶן. {ס} 5

The deeps cover them–

they went down into the depths like a stone.

ו יְמִינְךָ יְהוָה, נֶאְדָּרִי בַּכֹּחַ; {ס} יְמִינְךָ {ר} יְהוָה, תִּרְעַץ אוֹיֵב. {ס} 6

Thy right hand, O jehovah, glorious in power, Thy right hand, O jehovah, dasheth in pieces the enemy.

ז וּבְרֹב גְּאוֹנְךָ, תַּהֲרֹס {ר} קָמֶיךָ; {ס} תְּשַׁלַּח, חֲרֹנְךָ–יֹאכְלֵמוֹ, כַּקַּשׁ. {ס} 7

And in the greatness of Thine excellency Thou overthrowest them that rise up against Thee; Thou sendest forth Thy wrath, it consumeth them as stubble.

ח וּבְרוּחַ {ר} אַפֶּיךָ נֶעֶרְמוּ מַיִם, {ס} נִצְּבוּ כְמוֹ-נֵד {ר} נֹזְלִים; {ס} קָפְאוּ תְהֹמֹת, בְּלֶב-יָם. {ס} 8

And with the blast of Thy nostrils the waters were piled up–

the floods stood upright as a heap; the deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.

ט אָמַר {ר} אוֹיֵב אֶרְדֹּף אַשִּׂיג, {ס} אֲחַלֵּק שָׁלָל; תִּמְלָאֵמוֹ {ר} נַפְשִׁי– {ס} אָרִיק חַרְבִּי, תּוֹרִישֵׁמוֹ יָדִי. {ס} 9

The enemy said:

‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.’

י נָשַׁפְתָּ {ר} בְרוּחֲךָ, כִּסָּמוֹ יָם; {ס} צָלְלוּ, כַּעוֹפֶרֶת, בְּמַיִם, {ר} אַדִּירִים. {ס} 10

Thou didst blow with Thy wind, the sea covered them; they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

יא מִי-כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם יְהוָה, {ס} מִי {ר} כָּמֹכָה נֶאְדָּר בַּקֹּדֶשׁ; {ס} נוֹרָא תְהִלֹּת, עֹשֵׂה {ר} פֶלֶא. {ס} 11

Who is like unto Thee, O jehovah, among the mighty? who is like unto Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

יב נָטִיתָ, יְמִינְךָ–תִּבְלָעֵמוֹ, אָרֶץ. {ס} 12

Thou stretchedst out Thy right hand–

the earth swallowed them.

יג נָחִיתָ {ר} בְחַסְדְּךָ, עַם-זוּ גָּאָלְתָּ; {ס} נֵהַלְתָּ בְעָזְּךָ, אֶל-נְוֵה {ר} קָדְשֶׁךָ. {ס} 13

Thou in Thy love hast led the people that Thou hast redeemed; Thou hast guided them in Thy strength to Thy holy habitation.

יד שָׁמְעוּ עַמִּים, יִרְגָּזוּן; {ס} חִיל {ר} אָחַז, יֹשְׁבֵי פְּלָשֶׁת. {ס} 14

The peoples have heard, they tremble; pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.

טו אָז נִבְהֲלוּ, אַלּוּפֵי {ר} אֱדוֹם– {ס} אֵילֵי מוֹאָב, יֹאחֲזֵמוֹ רָעַד; {ס} נָמֹגוּ, {ר} כֹּל יֹשְׁבֵי כְנָעַן. {ס} 15

Then were the chiefs of Edom affrighted; the mighty men of Moab, trembling taketh hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away.

טז תִּפֹּל עֲלֵיהֶם אֵימָתָה {ר} וָפַחַד, {ס} בִּגְדֹל זְרוֹעֲךָ יִדְּמוּ כָּאָבֶן: {ס} עַד- {ר} יַעֲבֹר עַמְּךָ יְהוָה, {ס} עַד-יַעֲבֹר עַם-זוּ {ר} קָנִיתָ. {ס} 16

Terror and dread falleth upon them; by the greatness of Thine arm they are as still as a stone; till Thy people pass over, O jehovah, till the people pass over that Thou hast gotten.

יז תְּבִאֵמוֹ, וְתִטָּעֵמוֹ בְּהַר נַחֲלָתְךָ– {ס} מָכוֹן {ר} לְשִׁבְתְּךָ פָּעַלְתָּ, יְהוָה; {ס} מִקְּדָשׁ, אֲדֹנָי כּוֹנְנוּ {ר} יָדֶיךָ. {ס} 17

Thou bringest them in, and plantest them in the mountain of Thine inheritance, the place, O jehovah, which Thou hast made for Thee to dwell in, the sanctuary, my Lord, which Thy hands have established.

יח יְהוָה יִמְלֹךְ, לְעֹלָם וָעֶד. {ס} 18

Jehovah shall reign for ever and ever.

יט כִּי {ר} בָא סוּס פַּרְעֹה בְּרִכְבּוֹ וּבְפָרָשָׁיו, בַּיָּם, {ס} וַיָּשֶׁב יְהוָה עֲלֵהֶם, {ר} אֶת-מֵי הַיָּם; {ס} וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הָלְכוּ בַיַּבָּשָׁה, בְּתוֹךְ הַיָּם. {ר} {ש} 19

For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and jehovah brought back the waters of the sea upon them; but the sons of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea. {P}

כ וַתִּקַּח מִרְיָם הַנְּבִיאָה אֲחוֹת אַהֲרֹן, אֶת-הַתֹּף–בְּיָדָהּ; וַתֵּצֶאןָ כָל-הַנָּשִׁים אַחֲרֶיהָ, בְּתֻפִּים וּבִמְחֹלֹת. 20

And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

כא וַתַּעַן לָהֶם, מִרְיָם: שִׁירוּ לַיהוָה כִּי-גָאֹה גָּאָה, סוּס וְרֹכְבוֹ רָמָה בַיָּם. {ס} 21

And Miriam sang unto them:

Sing ye to jehovah, for He is highly exalted:

the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea. {S}

כב וַיַּסַּע מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל מִיַּם-סוּף, וַיֵּצְאוּ אֶל-מִדְבַּר-שׁוּר; וַיֵּלְכוּ שְׁלֹשֶׁת-יָמִים בַּמִּדְבָּר, וְלֹא-מָצְאוּ מָיִם. 22

And Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

כג וַיָּבֹאוּ מָרָתָה–וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לִשְׁתֹּת מַיִם מִמָּרָה, כִּי מָרִים הֵם; עַל-כֵּן קָרָא-שְׁמָהּ, מָרָה. 23

And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.

כד וַיִּלֹּנוּ הָעָם עַל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר, מַה-נִּשְׁתֶּה. 24

And the people murmured against Moses, saying:

‘What shall we drink?’

כה וַיִּצְעַק אֶל-יְהוָה, וַיּוֹרֵהוּ יְהוָה עֵץ, וַיַּשְׁלֵךְ אֶל-הַמַּיִם, וַיִּמְתְּקוּ הַמָּיִם; שָׁם שָׂם לוֹ חֹק וּמִשְׁפָּט, וְשָׁם נִסָּהוּ. 25

And he cried unto jehovah; and jehovah showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There He made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He proved them;

כו וַיֹּאמֶר אִם-שָׁמוֹעַ תִּשְׁמַע לְקוֹל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, וְהַיָּשָׁר בְּעֵינָיו תַּעֲשֶׂה, וְהַאֲזַנְתָּ לְמִצְו‍ֹתָיו, וְשָׁמַרְתָּ כָּל-חֻקָּיו–כָּל-הַמַּחֲלָה אֲשֶׁר-שַׂמְתִּי בְמִצְרַיִם, לֹא-אָשִׂים עָלֶיךָ, כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה, רֹפְאֶךָ. {ס} 26

and He said:

‘If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of jehovah thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His eyes, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians; for I am jehovah that healeth thee.’ {S}

כז וַיָּבֹאוּ אֵילִמָה–וְשָׁם שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה עֵינֹת מַיִם, וְשִׁבְעִים תְּמָרִים; וַיַּחֲנוּ-שָׁם, עַל-הַמָּיִם. 27

And they came to Elim, where were twelve springs of water, and three score and ten palm-trees; and they encamped there by the waters.

Chapter 16

א וַיִּסְעוּ, מֵאֵילִם, וַיָּבֹאוּ כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶל-מִדְבַּר-סִין, אֲשֶׁר בֵּין-אֵילִם וּבֵין סִינָי–בַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ הַשֵּׁנִי, לְצֵאתָם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 1

And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

ב וילינו (וַיִּלּוֹנוּ) כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, עַל-מֹשֶׁה וְעַל-אַהֲרֹן–בַּמִּדְבָּר. 2

And the whole congregation of the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness;

ג וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֲלֵהֶם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, מִי-יִתֵּן מוּתֵנוּ בְיַד-יְהוָה בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, בְּשִׁבְתֵּנוּ עַל-סִיר הַבָּשָׂר, בְּאָכְלֵנוּ לֶחֶם לָשֹׂבַע: כִּי-הוֹצֵאתֶם אֹתָנוּ אֶל-הַמִּדְבָּר הַזֶּה, לְהָמִית אֶת-כָּל-הַקָּהָל הַזֶּה בָּרָעָב. {ס} 3

and the sons of Israel said unto them:

‘Would that we had died by the hand of jehovah in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.’ {S}

ד וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, הִנְנִי מַמְטִיר לָכֶם לֶחֶם מִן-הַשָּׁמָיִם; וְיָצָא הָעָם וְלָקְטוּ דְּבַר-יוֹם בְּיוֹמוֹ, לְמַעַן אֲנַסֶּנּוּ הֲיֵלֵךְ בְּתוֹרָתִי אִם-לֹא. 4

Then said jehovah unto Moses:

‘Behold, I will cause to rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or not.

ה וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַשִּׁשִּׁי, וְהֵכִינוּ אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יָבִיאוּ; וְהָיָה מִשְׁנֶה, עַל אֲשֶׁר-יִלְקְטוּ יוֹם יוֹם. 5

And it shall come to pass on the sixth day that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.’

ו וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה וְאַהֲרֹן, אֶל-כָּל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: עֶרֶב–וִידַעְתֶּם, כִּי יְהוָה הוֹצִיא אֶתְכֶם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 6

And Moses and Aaron said unto all the sons of Israel:

‘At even, then ye shall know that jehovah hath brought you out from the land of Egypt;

ז וּבֹקֶר, וּרְאִיתֶם אֶת-כְּבוֹד יְהוָה, בְּשָׁמְעוֹ אֶת-תְּלֻנֹּתֵיכֶם, עַל-יְהוָה; וְנַחְנוּ מָה, כִּי תלונו (תַלִּינוּ) עָלֵינוּ. 7

and in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of jehovah; for that He hath heard your murmurings against jehovah; and what are we, that ye murmur against us?’

ח וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, בְּתֵת יְהוָה לָכֶם בָּעֶרֶב בָּשָׂר לֶאֱכֹל וְלֶחֶם בַּבֹּקֶר לִשְׂבֹּעַ, בִּשְׁמֹעַ יְהוָה אֶת-תְּלֻנֹּתֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר-אַתֶּם מַלִּינִם עָלָיו; וְנַחְנוּ מָה, לֹא-עָלֵינוּ תְלֻנֹּתֵיכֶם כִּי עַל-יְהוָה. 8

And Moses said:

‘This shall be, when jehovah shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that jehovah heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against Him; and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against jehovah.’

ט וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-אַהֲרֹן, אֱמֹר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, קִרְבוּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה: כִּי שָׁמַע, אֵת תְּלֻנֹּתֵיכֶם. 9

And Moses said unto Aaron:

‘Say unto all the congregation of the sons of Israel:

Come near before jehovah; for He hath heard your murmurings.’

י וַיְהִי, כְּדַבֵּר אַהֲרֹן אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיִּפְנוּ, אֶל-הַמִּדְבָּר; וְהִנֵּה כְּבוֹד יְהוָה, נִרְאָה בֶּעָנָן. {פ} 10

And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of jehovah appeared in the cloud. {P}

יא וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 11

And jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying:

יב שָׁמַעְתִּי, אֶת-תְּלוּנֹּת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–דַּבֵּר אֲלֵהֶם לֵאמֹר בֵּין הָעַרְבַּיִם תֹּאכְלוּ בָשָׂר, וּבַבֹּקֶר תִּשְׂבְּעוּ-לָחֶם; וִידַעְתֶּם, כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם. 12

‘I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel. Speak unto them, saying:

At dusk ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am jehovah your God.’

יג וַיְהִי בָעֶרֶב–וַתַּעַל הַשְּׂלָו, וַתְּכַס אֶת-הַמַּחֲנֶה; וּבַבֹּקֶר, הָיְתָה שִׁכְבַת הַטַּל, סָבִיב, לַמַּחֲנֶה. 13

And it came to pass at even, that the quails came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew round about the camp.

יד וַתַּעַל, שִׁכְבַת הַטָּל; וְהִנֵּה עַל-פְּנֵי הַמִּדְבָּר, דַּק מְחֻסְפָּס–דַּק כַּכְּפֹר, עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 14

And when the layer of dew was gone up, behold upon the face of the wilderness a fine, scale-like thing, fine as the hoar-frost on the ground.

טו וַיִּרְאוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיֹּאמְרוּ אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו מָן הוּא–כִּי לֹא יָדְעוּ, מַה-הוּא; וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, אֲלֵהֶם, הוּא הַלֶּחֶם, אֲשֶׁר נָתַן יְהוָה לָכֶם לְאָכְלָה. 15

And when the sons of Israel saw it, they said one to another:

‘What is it?’–

for they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them:

‘It is the bread which jehovah hath given you to eat.

טז זֶה הַדָּבָר, אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה, לִקְטוּ מִמֶּנּוּ, אִישׁ לְפִי אָכְלוֹ: עֹמֶר לַגֻּלְגֹּלֶת, מִסְפַּר נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם–אִישׁ לַאֲשֶׁר בְּאָהֳלוֹ, תִּקָּחוּ. 16

This is the thing which jehovah hath commanded:

Gather ye of it every man according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, shall ye take it, every man for them that are in his tent.’

יז וַיַּעֲשׂוּ-כֵן, בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַיִּלְקְטוּ, הַמַּרְבֶּה וְהַמַּמְעִיט. 17

And the sons of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less.

יח וַיָּמֹדּוּ בָעֹמֶר–וְלֹא הֶעְדִּיף הַמַּרְבֶּה, וְהַמַּמְעִיט לֹא הֶחְסִיר: אִישׁ לְפִי-אָכְלוֹ, לָקָטוּ. 18

And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

יט וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, אֲלֵהֶם: אִישׁ, אַל-יוֹתֵר מִמֶּנּוּ עַד-בֹּקֶר. 19

And Moses said unto them:

‘Let no man leave of it till the morning.’

כ וְלֹא-שָׁמְעוּ אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, וַיּוֹתִרוּ אֲנָשִׁים מִמֶּנּוּ עַד-בֹּקֶר, וַיָּרֻם תּוֹלָעִים, וַיִּבְאַשׁ; וַיִּקְצֹף עֲלֵהֶם, מֹשֶׁה. 20

Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and rotted; and Moses was wroth with them.

כא וַיִּלְקְטוּ אֹתוֹ בַּבֹּקֶר בַּבֹּקֶר, אִישׁ כְּפִי אָכְלוֹ; וְחַם הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ, וְנָמָס. 21

And they gathered it morning by morning, every man according to his eating; and as the sun waxed hot, it melted.

כב וַיְהִי בַּיּוֹם הַשִּׁשִּׁי, לָקְטוּ לֶחֶם מִשְׁנֶה–שְׁנֵי הָעֹמֶר, לָאֶחָד; וַיָּבֹאוּ כָּל-נְשִׂיאֵי הָעֵדָה, וַיַּגִּידוּ לְמֹשֶׁה. 22

And it came to pass that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one; and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.

כג וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם, הוּא אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָה–שַׁבָּתוֹן שַׁבַּת-קֹדֶשׁ לַיהוָה, מָחָר: אֵת אֲשֶׁר-תֹּאפוּ אֵפוּ, וְאֵת אֲשֶׁר-תְּבַשְּׁלוּ בַּשֵּׁלוּ, וְאֵת כָּל-הָעֹדֵף, הַנִּיחוּ לָכֶם לְמִשְׁמֶרֶת עַד-הַבֹּקֶר. 23

And he said unto them:

‘This is that which jehovah hath spoken:

To-morrow is a solemn rest, a holy sabbath unto jehovah. Bake that which ye will bake, and seethe that which ye will seethe; and all that remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.’

כד וַיַּנִּיחוּ אֹתוֹ עַד-הַבֹּקֶר, כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה מֹשֶׁה; וְלֹא הִבְאִישׁ, וְרִמָּה לֹא-הָיְתָה בּוֹ. 24

And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade; and it did not rot, neither was there any worm therein.

כה וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אִכְלֻהוּ הַיּוֹם, כִּי-שַׁבָּת הַיּוֹם לַיהוָה: הַיּוֹם, לֹא תִמְצָאֻהוּ בַּשָּׂדֶה. 25

And Moses said:

‘Eat that to-day; for to-day is a sabbath unto jehovah; to-day ye shall not find it in the field.

כו שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים, תִּלְקְטֻהוּ; וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שַׁבָּת, לֹא יִהְיֶה-בּוֹ. 26

Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.’

כז וַיְהִי בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי, יָצְאוּ מִן-הָעָם לִלְקֹט; וְלֹא, מָצָאוּ. {ס} 27

And it came to pass on the seventh day, that there went out some of the people to gather, and they found none. {S}

כח וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה: עַד-אָנָה, מֵאַנְתֶּם, לִשְׁמֹר מִצְו‍ֹתַי, וְתוֹרֹתָי. 28

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘How long refuse ye to keep My commandments and My laws?

כט רְאוּ, כִּי-יְהוָה נָתַן לָכֶם הַשַּׁבָּת–עַל-כֵּן הוּא נֹתֵן לָכֶם בַּיּוֹם הַשִּׁשִּׁי, לֶחֶם יוֹמָיִם; שְׁבוּ אִישׁ תַּחְתָּיו, אַל-יֵצֵא אִישׁ מִמְּקֹמוֹ–בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי. 29

See that jehovah hath given you the sabbath; therefore He giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.’

ל וַיִּשְׁבְּתוּ הָעָם, בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִעִי. 30

So the people rested on the seventh day.

לא וַיִּקְרְאוּ בֵית-יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-שְׁמוֹ, מָן; וְהוּא, כְּזֶרַע גַּד לָבָן, וְטַעְמוֹ, כְּצַפִּיחִת בִּדְבָשׁ. 31

And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna; and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

לב וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, זֶה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה–מְלֹא הָעֹמֶר מִמֶּנּוּ, לְמִשְׁמֶרֶת לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם: לְמַעַן יִרְאוּ אֶת-הַלֶּחֶם, אֲשֶׁר הֶאֱכַלְתִּי אֶתְכֶם בַּמִּדְבָּר, בְּהוֹצִיאִי אֶתְכֶם, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 32

And Moses said:

‘This is the thing which jehovah hath commanded:

Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.’

לג וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-אַהֲרֹן, קַח צִנְצֶנֶת אַחַת, וְתֶן-שָׁמָּה מְלֹא-הָעֹמֶר, מָן; וְהַנַּח אֹתוֹ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה, לְמִשְׁמֶרֶת לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם. 33 And Moses said unto Aaron:

‘Take a jar, and put an omerful of manna therein, and lay it up before jehovah, to be kept throughout your generations.’

לד כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה; וַיַּנִּיחֵהוּ אַהֲרֹן לִפְנֵי הָעֵדֻת, לְמִשְׁמָרֶת. 34

As jehovah commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

לה וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אָכְלוּ אֶת-הַמָּן אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה–עַד-בֹּאָם, אֶל-אֶרֶץ נוֹשָׁבֶת: אֶת-הַמָּן, אָכְלוּ–עַד-בֹּאָם, אֶל-קְצֵה אֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן. 35

And the sons of Israel did eat the manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat the manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.

לו וְהָעֹמֶר, עֲשִׂרִית הָאֵיפָה הוּא. {פ} 36

Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah. {P}

Chapter 17

א וַיִּסְעוּ כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל מִמִּדְבַּר-סִין, לְמַסְעֵיהֶם–עַל-פִּי יְהוָה; וַיַּחֲנוּ, בִּרְפִידִים, וְאֵין מַיִם, לִשְׁתֹּת הָעָם. 1

And all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, by their stages, according to the commandment of jehovah, and encamped in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink.

ב וַיָּרֶב הָעָם, עִם-מֹשֶׁה, וַיֹּאמְרוּ, תְּנוּ-לָנוּ מַיִם וְנִשְׁתֶּה; וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם, מֹשֶׁה, מַה-תְּרִיבוּן עִמָּדִי, מַה-תְּנַסּוּן אֶת-יְהוָה. 2 Wherefore the people strove with Moses, and said:

‘Give us water that we may drink.’

And Moses said unto them:

‘Why strive ye with me? wherefore do ye try jehovah?’

ג וַיִּצְמָא שָׁם הָעָם לַמַּיִם, וַיָּלֶן הָעָם עַל-מֹשֶׁה; וַיֹּאמֶר, לָמָּה זֶּה הֶעֱלִיתָנוּ מִמִּצְרַיִם, לְהָמִית אֹתִי וְאֶת-בָּנַי וְאֶת-מִקְנַי, בַּצָּמָא. 3

And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said:

‘Wherefore hast thou brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?’

ד וַיִּצְעַק מֹשֶׁה אֶל-יְהוָה לֵאמֹר, מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה לָעָם הַזֶּה; עוֹד מְעַט, וּסְקָלֻנִי. 4

And Moses cried unto jehovah, saying:

‘What shall I do unto this people? they are almost ready to stone me.’

ה וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, עֲבֹר לִפְנֵי הָעָם, וְקַח אִתְּךָ, מִזִּקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וּמַטְּךָ, אֲשֶׁר הִכִּיתָ בּוֹ אֶת-הַיְאֹר–קַח בְּיָדְךָ, וְהָלָכְתָּ. 5

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Pass on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thy hand, and go.

ו הִנְנִי עֹמֵד לְפָנֶיךָ שָּׁם עַל-הַצּוּר, בְּחֹרֵב, וְהִכִּיתָ בַצּוּר וְיָצְאוּ מִמֶּנּוּ מַיִם, וְשָׁתָה הָעָם; וַיַּעַשׂ כֵּן מֹשֶׁה, לְעֵינֵי זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 6

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.’

And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

ז וַיִּקְרָא שֵׁם הַמָּקוֹם, מַסָּה וּמְרִיבָה: עַל-רִיב בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְעַל נַסֹּתָם אֶת-יְהוָה לֵאמֹר, הֲיֵשׁ יְהוָה בְּקִרְבֵּנוּ, אִם-אָיִן. {פ} 7

And the name of the place was called Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the sons of Israel, and because they tried jehovah, saying:

‘Is jehovah among us, or not?’ {P}

ח וַיָּבֹא, עֲמָלֵק; וַיִּלָּחֶם עִם-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בִּרְפִידִם. 8

Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

ט וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בְּחַר-לָנוּ אֲנָשִׁים, וְצֵא הִלָּחֵם בַּעֲמָלֵק; מָחָר, אָנֹכִי נִצָּב עַל-רֹאשׁ הַגִּבְעָה, וּמַטֵּה הָאֱלֹהִים, בְּיָדִי. 9

And Moses said unto Joshua:

‘Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.’

י וַיַּעַשׂ יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, כַּאֲשֶׁר אָמַר-לוֹ מֹשֶׁה–לְהִלָּחֵם, בַּעֲמָלֵק; וּמֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן וְחוּר, עָלוּ רֹאשׁ הַגִּבְעָה. 10

So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

יא וְהָיָה, כַּאֲשֶׁר יָרִים מֹשֶׁה יָדוֹ–וְגָבַר יִשְׂרָאֵל; וְכַאֲשֶׁר יָנִיחַ יָדוֹ, וְגָבַר עֲמָלֵק. 11

And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

יב וִידֵי מֹשֶׁה כְּבֵדִים, וַיִּקְחוּ-אֶבֶן וַיָּשִׂימוּ תַחְתָּיו וַיֵּשֶׁב עָלֶיהָ; וְאַהֲרֹן וְחוּר תָּמְכוּ בְיָדָיו, מִזֶּה אֶחָד וּמִזֶּה אֶחָד, וַיְהִי יָדָיו אֱמוּנָה, עַד-בֹּא הַשָּׁמֶשׁ. 12

But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

יג וַיַּחֲלֹשׁ יְהוֹשֻׁעַ אֶת-עֲמָלֵק וְאֶת-עַמּוֹ, לְפִי-חָרֶב. {פ} 13

And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. {P}

יד וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, כְּתֹב זֹאת זִכָּרוֹן בַּסֵּפֶר, וְשִׂים, בְּאָזְנֵי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ: כִּי-מָחֹה אֶמְחֶה אֶת-זֵכֶר עֲמָלֵק, מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם. 14

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Write this for a memorial in the book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua:

for I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.’

טו וַיִּבֶן מֹשֶׁה, מִזְבֵּחַ; וַיִּקְרָא שְׁמוֹ, יְהוָה נִסִּי. 15

And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Adonai-nissi.

טז וַיֹּאמֶר, כִּי-יָד עַל-כֵּס יָהּ, מִלְחָמָה לַיהוָה, בַּעֲמָלֵק–מִדֹּר, דֹּר. {פ} 16

And he said:

‘The hand upon the throne of jehovah:

jehovah will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.’ {P}


Chapter 18

א וַיִּשְׁמַע יִתְרוֹ כֹהֵן מִדְיָן, חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה אֱלֹהִים לְמֹשֶׁה, וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵל עַמּוֹ: כִּי-הוֹצִיא יְהוָה אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל, מִמִּצְרָיִם. 1

Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel His people, how that jehovah had brought Israel out of Egypt.

ב וַיִּקַּח, יִתְרוֹ חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה, אֶת-צִפֹּרָה, אֵשֶׁת מֹשֶׁה–אַחַר, שִׁלּוּחֶיהָ. 2

And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her away,

ג וְאֵת, שְׁנֵי בָנֶיהָ: אֲשֶׁר שֵׁם הָאֶחָד, גֵּרְשֹׁם–כִּי אָמַר, גֵּר הָיִיתִי בְּאֶרֶץ נָכְרִיָּה. 3

and her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Gershom; for he said:

‘I have been a stranger in a strange land’;

ד וְשֵׁם הָאֶחָד, אֱלִיעֶזֶר–כִּי-אֱלֹהֵי אָבִי בְּעֶזְרִי, וַיַּצִּלֵנִי מֵחֶרֶב פַּרְעֹה. 4

and the name of the other was Eliezer:

‘for the God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.’

ה וַיָּבֹא יִתְרוֹ חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה, וּבָנָיו וְאִשְׁתּוֹ–אֶל-מֹשֶׁה: אֶל-הַמִּדְבָּר, אֲשֶׁר-הוּא חֹנֶה שָׁם–הַר הָאֱלֹהִים. 5

And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness where he was encamped, at the mount of God;

ו וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, אֲנִי חֹתֶנְךָ יִתְרוֹ, בָּא אֵלֶיךָ; וְאִשְׁתְּךָ–וּשְׁנֵי בָנֶיהָ, עִמָּהּ. 6

and he said unto Moses:

‘I thy father-in-law Jethro am coming unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.’

ז וַיֵּצֵא מֹשֶׁה לִקְרַאת חֹתְנוֹ, וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ וַיִּשַּׁק-לוֹ, וַיִּשְׁאֲלוּ אִישׁ-לְרֵעֵהוּ, לְשָׁלוֹם; וַיָּבֹאוּ, הָאֹהֱלָה. 7

And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed down and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.

ח וַיְסַפֵּר מֹשֶׁה, לְחֹתְנוֹ, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יְהוָה לְפַרְעֹה וּלְמִצְרַיִם, עַל אוֹדֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל: אֵת כָּל-הַתְּלָאָה אֲשֶׁר מְצָאָתַם בַּדֶּרֶךְ, וַיַּצִּלֵם יְהוָה. 8

And Moses told his father-in-law all that jehovah had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how jehovah delivered them.

ט וַיִּחַדְּ יִתְרוֹ–עַל כָּל-הַטּוֹבָה, אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה יְהוָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל: אֲשֶׁר הִצִּילוֹ, מִיַּד מִצְרָיִם. 9

And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which jehovah had done to Israel, in that He had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians.

י וַיֹּאמֶר, יִתְרוֹ, בָּרוּךְ יְהוָה, אֲשֶׁר הִצִּיל אֶתְכֶם מִיַּד מִצְרַיִם וּמִיַּד פַּרְעֹה: אֲשֶׁר הִצִּיל אֶת-הָעָם, מִתַּחַת יַד-מִצְרָיִם. 10

And Jethro said:

‘Blessed be jehovah, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

יא עַתָּה יָדַעְתִּי, כִּי-גָדוֹל יְהוָה מִכָּל-הָאֱלֹהִים: כִּי בַדָּבָר, אֲשֶׁר זָדוּ עֲלֵיהֶם. 11

Now I know that jehovah is greater than all gods; yea, for that they dealt proudly against them.’

יב וַיִּקַּח יִתְרוֹ חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה, עֹלָה וּזְבָחִים–לֵאלֹהִים; וַיָּבֹא אַהֲרֹן וְכֹל זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לֶאֱכָל-לֶחֶם עִם-חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה–לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים. 12

And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God; and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.

יג וַיְהִי, מִמָּחֳרָת, וַיֵּשֶׁב מֹשֶׁה, לִשְׁפֹּט אֶת-הָעָם; וַיַּעֲמֹד הָעָם עַל-מֹשֶׁה, מִן-הַבֹּקֶר עַד-הָעָרֶב. 13

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood about Moses from the morning unto the evening.

יד וַיַּרְא חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר-הוּא עֹשֶׂה לָעָם; וַיֹּאמֶר, מָה-הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה עֹשֶׂה לָעָם–מַדּוּעַ אַתָּה יוֹשֵׁב לְבַדֶּךָ, וְכָל-הָעָם נִצָּב עָלֶיךָ מִן-בֹּקֶר עַד-עָרֶב. 14

And when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said:

‘What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand about thee from morning unto even?’

טו וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, לְחֹתְנוֹ: כִּי-יָבֹא אֵלַי הָעָם, לִדְרֹשׁ אֱלֹהִים. 15

And Moses said unto his father-in-law:

‘Because the people come unto me to inquire of God;

טז כִּי-יִהְיֶה לָהֶם דָּבָר, בָּא אֵלַי, וְשָׁפַטְתִּי, בֵּין אִישׁ וּבֵין רֵעֵהוּ; וְהוֹדַעְתִּי אֶת-חֻקֵּי הָאֱלֹהִים, וְאֶת-תּוֹרֹתָיו. 16

when they have a matter, it cometh unto me; and I judge between a man and his neighbour, and I make them know the statutes of God, and His laws.’

יז וַיֹּאמֶר חֹתֵן מֹשֶׁה, אֵלָיו: לֹא-טוֹב, הַדָּבָר, אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה, עֹשֶׂה. 17

And Moses’ father-in-law said unto him:

‘The thing that thou doest is not good.

יח נָבֹל תִּבֹּל–גַּם-אַתָּה, גַּם-הָעָם הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר עִמָּךְ: כִּי-כָבֵד מִמְּךָ הַדָּבָר, לֹא-תוּכַל עֲשֹׂהוּ לְבַדֶּךָ. 18

Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee; for the thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

יט עַתָּה שְׁמַע בְּקֹלִי, אִיעָצְךָ, וִיהִי אֱלֹהִים, עִמָּךְ; הֱיֵה אַתָּה לָעָם, מוּל הָאֱלֹהִים, וְהֵבֵאתָ אַתָּה אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים, אֶל-הָאֱלֹהִים. 19

Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God be with thee:

be thou for the people before God, and bring thou the causes unto God.

כ וְהִזְהַרְתָּה אֶתְהֶם, אֶת-הַחֻקִּים וְאֶת-הַתּוֹרֹת; וְהוֹדַעְתָּ לָהֶם, אֶת-הַדֶּרֶךְ יֵלְכוּ בָהּ, וְאֶת-הַמַּעֲשֶׂה, אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשׂוּן. 20

And thou shalt teach them the statutes and the laws, and shalt show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

כא וְאַתָּה תֶחֱזֶה מִכָּל-הָעָם אַנְשֵׁי-חַיִל יִרְאֵי אֱלֹהִים, אַנְשֵׁי אֱמֶת–שֹׂנְאֵי בָצַע; וְשַׂמְתָּ עֲלֵהֶם, שָׂרֵי אֲלָפִים שָׂרֵי מֵאוֹת, שָׂרֵי חֲמִשִּׁים, וְשָׂרֵי עֲשָׂרֹת. 21

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

כב וְשָׁפְטוּ אֶת-הָעָם, בְּכָל-עֵת, וְהָיָה כָּל-הַדָּבָר הַגָּדֹל יָבִיאוּ אֵלֶיךָ, וְכָל-הַדָּבָר הַקָּטֹן יִשְׁפְּטוּ-הֵם; וְהָקֵל, מֵעָלֶיךָ, וְנָשְׂאוּ, אִתָּךְ. 22

And let them judge the people at all seasons; and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge themselves; so shall they make it easier for thee and bear the burden with thee.

כג אִם אֶת-הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה, תַּעֲשֶׂה, וְצִוְּךָ אֱלֹהִים, וְיָכָלְתָּ עֲמֹד; וְגַם כָּל-הָעָם הַזֶּה, עַל-מְקֹמוֹ יָבֹא בְשָׁלוֹם. 23

If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people also shall go to their place in peace.’

כד וַיִּשְׁמַע מֹשֶׁה, לְקוֹל חֹתְנוֹ; וַיַּעַשׂ, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר אָמָר. 24

So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

כה וַיִּבְחַר מֹשֶׁה אַנְשֵׁי-חַיִל מִכָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָם רָאשִׁים עַל-הָעָם–שָׂרֵי אֲלָפִים שָׂרֵי מֵאוֹת, שָׂרֵי חֲמִשִּׁים וְשָׂרֵי עֲשָׂרֹת. 25

And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

כו וְשָׁפְטוּ אֶת-הָעָם, בְּכָל-עֵת: אֶת-הַדָּבָר הַקָּשֶׁה יְבִיאוּן אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, וְכָל-הַדָּבָר הַקָּטֹן יִשְׁפּוּטוּ הֵם. 26

And they judged the people at all seasons:

the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

כז וַיְשַׁלַּח מֹשֶׁה, אֶת-חֹתְנוֹ; וַיֵּלֶךְ לוֹ, אֶל-אַרְצוֹ. {פ} 27

And Moses let his father-in-law depart; and he went his way into his own land. {P}

Chapter 19

א בַּחֹדֶשׁ, הַשְּׁלִישִׁי, לְצֵאת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם–בַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה, בָּאוּ מִדְבַּר סִינָי. 1

In the third month after the sons of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.

ב וַיִּסְעוּ מֵרְפִידִים, וַיָּבֹאוּ מִדְבַּר סִינַי, וַיַּחֲנוּ, בַּמִּדְבָּר; וַיִּחַן-שָׁם יִשְׂרָאֵל, נֶגֶד הָהָר. 2

And when they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount.

ג וּמֹשֶׁה עָלָה, אֶל-הָאֱלֹהִים; וַיִּקְרָא אֵלָיו יְהוָה, מִן-הָהָר לֵאמֹר, כֹּה תֹאמַר לְבֵית יַעֲקֹב, וְתַגֵּיד לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 3

And Moses went up unto God, and jehovah called unto him out of the mountain, saying:

‘Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the sons of Israel:

ד אַתֶּם רְאִיתֶם, אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתִי לְמִצְרָיִם; וָאֶשָּׂא אֶתְכֶם עַל-כַּנְפֵי נְשָׁרִים, וָאָבִא אֶתְכֶם אֵלָי. 4

Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto Myself.

ה וְעַתָּה, אִם-שָׁמוֹעַ תִּשְׁמְעוּ בְּקֹלִי, וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם, אֶת-בְּרִיתִי–וִהְיִיתֶם לִי סְגֻלָּה מִכָּל-הָעַמִּים, כִּי-לִי כָּל-הָאָרֶץ. 5

Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples; for all the earth is Mine;

ו וְאַתֶּם תִּהְיוּ-לִי מַמְלֶכֶת כֹּהֲנִים, וְגוֹי קָדוֹשׁ: אֵלֶּה, הַדְּבָרִים, אֲשֶׁר תְּדַבֵּר, אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 6

and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the sons of Israel.’

ז וַיָּבֹא מֹשֶׁה, וַיִּקְרָא לְזִקְנֵי הָעָם; וַיָּשֶׂם לִפְנֵיהֶם, אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֲשֶׁר צִוָּהוּ, יְהוָה. 7

And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which jehovah commanded him.

ח וַיַּעֲנוּ כָל-הָעָם יַחְדָּו וַיֹּאמְרוּ, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר יְהוָה נַעֲשֶׂה; וַיָּשֶׁב מֹשֶׁה אֶת-דִּבְרֵי הָעָם, אֶל-יְהוָה. 8

And all the people answered together, and said:

‘All that jehovah hath spoken we will do.’

And Moses reported the words of the people unto jehovah.

ט וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי בָּא אֵלֶיךָ בְּעַב הֶעָנָן, בַּעֲבוּר יִשְׁמַע הָעָם בְּדַבְּרִי עִמָּךְ, וְגַם-בְּךָ יַאֲמִינוּ לְעוֹלָם; וַיַּגֵּד מֹשֶׁה אֶת-דִּבְרֵי הָעָם, אֶל-יְהוָה. 9

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Lo, I Myself come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and may also believe thee for ever.’

And Moses told the words of the people unto jehovah.

י וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵךְ אֶל-הָעָם, וְקִדַּשְׁתָּם הַיּוֹם וּמָחָר; וְכִבְּסוּ, שִׂמְלֹתָם. 10

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments,

יא וְהָיוּ נְכֹנִים, לַיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי: כִּי בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִשִׁי, יֵרֵד יְהוָה לְעֵינֵי כָל-הָעָם–עַל-הַר סִינָי. 11

and be ready against the third day; for the third day jehovah will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

יב וְהִגְבַּלְתָּ אֶת-הָעָם סָבִיב לֵאמֹר, הִשָּׁמְרוּ לָכֶם עֲלוֹת בָּהָר וּנְגֹעַ בְּקָצֵהוּ: כָּל-הַנֹּגֵעַ בָּהָר, מוֹת יוּמָת. 12

And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying:

Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it; whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death;

יג לֹא-תִגַּע בּוֹ יָד, כִּי-סָקוֹל יִסָּקֵל אוֹ-יָרֹה יִיָּרֶה–אִם-בְּהֵמָה אִם-אִישׁ, לֹא יִחְיֶה; בִּמְשֹׁךְ, הַיֹּבֵל, הֵמָּה, יַעֲלוּ בָהָר. 13

no hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live; when the ram’s horn soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.’

יד וַיֵּרֶד מֹשֶׁה מִן-הָהָר, אֶל-הָעָם; וַיְקַדֵּשׁ, אֶת-הָעָם, וַיְכַבְּסוּ, שִׂמְלֹתָם. 14

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their garments.

טו וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶל-הָעָם, הֱיוּ נְכֹנִים, לִשְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים: אַל-תִּגְּשׁוּ, אֶל-אִשָּׁה. 15

And he said unto the people:

‘Be ready against the third day; come not near a woman.’

טז וַיְהִי בַיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי בִּהְיֹת הַבֹּקֶר, וַיְהִי קֹלֹת וּבְרָקִים וְעָנָן כָּבֵד עַל-הָהָר, וְקֹל שֹׁפָר, חָזָק מְאֹד; וַיֶּחֱרַד כָּל-הָעָם, אֲשֶׁר בַּמַּחֲנֶה. 16 And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of a horn exceeding loud; and all the people that were in the camp trembled.

יז וַיּוֹצֵא מֹשֶׁה אֶת-הָעָם לִקְרַאת הָאֱלֹהִים, מִן-הַמַּחֲנֶה; וַיִּתְיַצְּבוּ, בְּתַחְתִּית הָהָר. 17

And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

יח וְהַר סִינַי, עָשַׁן כֻּלּוֹ, מִפְּנֵי אֲשֶׁר יָרַד עָלָיו יְהוָה, בָּאֵשׁ; וַיַּעַל עֲשָׁנוֹ כְּעֶשֶׁן הַכִּבְשָׁן, וַיֶּחֱרַד כָּל-הָהָר מְאֹד. 18

Now mount Sinai was altogether on smoke, because jehovah descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

יט וַיְהִי קוֹל הַשֹּׁפָר, הוֹלֵךְ וְחָזֵק מְאֹד; מֹשֶׁה יְדַבֵּר, וְהָאֱלֹהִים יַעֲנֶנּוּ בְקוֹל. 19

And when the voice of the horn waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

כ וַיֵּרֶד יְהוָה עַל-הַר סִינַי, אֶל-רֹאשׁ הָהָר; וַיִּקְרָא יְהוָה לְמֹשֶׁה אֶל-רֹאשׁ הָהָר, וַיַּעַל מֹשֶׁה. 20

And jehovah came down upon mount Sinai, to the top of the mount; and jehovah called Moses to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

כא וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, רֵד הָעֵד בָּעָם: פֶּן-יֶהֶרְסוּ אֶל-יְהוָה לִרְאוֹת, וְנָפַל מִמֶּנּוּ רָב. 21

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto jehovah to gaze, and many of them perish.

כב וְגַם הַכֹּהֲנִים הַנִּגָּשִׁים אֶל-יְהוָה, יִתְקַדָּשׁוּ: פֶּן-יִפְרֹץ בָּהֶם, יְהוָה. 22

And let the priests also, that come near to jehovah, sanctify themselves, lest jehovah break forth upon them.’

כג וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-יְהוָה, לֹא-יוּכַל הָעָם, לַעֲלֹת אֶל-הַר סִינָי: כִּי-אַתָּה הַעֵדֹתָה בָּנוּ, לֵאמֹר, הַגְבֵּל אֶת-הָהָר, וְקִדַּשְׁתּוֹ. 23

And Moses said unto jehovah:

‘The people cannot come up to mount Sinai; for thou didst charge us, saying:

Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.’

כד וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו יְהוָה לֶךְ-רֵד, וְעָלִיתָ אַתָּה וְאַהֲרֹן עִמָּךְ; וְהַכֹּהֲנִים וְהָעָם, אַל-יֶהֶרְסוּ לַעֲלֹת אֶל-יְהוָה–פֶּן-יִפְרָץ-בָּם. 24

And jehovah said unto him:

‘Go, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee; but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto jehovah, lest He break forth upon them.’

כה וַיֵּרֶד מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-הָעָם; וַיֹּאמֶר, אֲלֵהֶם. {ס} 25

So Moses went down unto the people, and told them. {S}

The February 28 Bible

Psalms
59,1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, {N}
and they watched the house to kill him.
59,2 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; set me on high from them that rise up against me.
59,3 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from the men of blood.
59,4 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; the impudent gather themselves together against me; {N}
not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
59,5 Without my fault, they run and prepare themselves; awake Thou to help me, and behold.
59,6 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, arouse Thyself to punish all the nations; {N}
show no mercy to any iniquitous traitors.
Selah
59,7 They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city.
59,8 Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips:
‘For who doth hear?’
59,9 But Thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.
59,10 Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee; for God is my high tower.
59,11 The God of my mercy will come to meet me; God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.
59,12 Slay them not, lest my people forget, make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
59,13 For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, {N}
let them even be taken in their pride, and for cursing and lying which they speak.
59,14 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they be no more; {N}
and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth.
Selah
59,15 And they return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city;
59,16 They wander up and down to devour, and tarry all night if they have not their fill.
59,17 But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; {N}
for Thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.
59,18 O my strength, unto Thee will I sing praises; for God is my high tower, the God of my mercy. {P}

Leviticus
4,18 And he shall put of the blood upon the horns of the altar which is before the LORD, that is in the tent of meeting, and all the remaining blood shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the door of the tent of meeting.
4,19 And all the fat thereof shall he take off from it, and make it smoke upon the altar.
4,20 Thus shall he do with the bullock; as he did with the bullock of the sin-offering, so shall he do with this; and the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven.
4,21 And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bullock; it is the sin-offering for the assembly. {P}4,22 When a ruler sinneth, and doeth through error any one of all the things which the LORD his God hath commanded not to be done, and is guilty:
4,23 if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, be known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a male without blemish.
4,24 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt-offering before the LORD; it is a sin-offering.
4,25 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin-offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering, and the remaining blood thereof shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering.
4,26 And all the fat thereof shall he make smoke upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall make atonement for him as concerning his sin, and he shall be forgiven. {P}
4,27 And if any one of the common people sin through error, in doing any of the things which the LORD hath commanded not to be done, and be guilty:
4,28 if his sin, which he hath sinned, be known to him, then he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned.
4,29 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin-offering, and kill the sin-offering in the place of burnt-offering.
4,30 And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering, and all the remaining blood thereof shall he pour out at the base of the altar.
4,31 And all the fat thereof shall he take away, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall make it smoke upon the altar for a sweet savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven. {P}
4,32 And if he bring a lamb as his offering for a sin-offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish.
4,33 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin-offering, and kill it for a sin-offering in the place where they kill the burnt-offering.
4,34 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin-offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering, and all the remaining blood thereof shall he pour out at the base of the altar.
4,35 And all the fat thereof shall he take away, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall make them smoke on the altar, upon the offerings of the LORD made by fire; and the priest shall make atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned, and he shall be forgiven. {P}

Samuel
1 11,3 And the elders of Jabesh said unto him:
‘Give us seven days’ respite, that we may send messengers unto all the borders of Israel; and then, if there be none to deliver us, we will come out to thee.’
1 11,4 Then came the messengers to Gibeath-shaul, and spoke these words in the ears of the people; and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
1 11,5 And, behold, Saul came following the oxen out of the field; and Saul said:
‘What aileth the people that they weep?’
And they told him the words of the men of Jabesh.
1 11,6 And the spirit of God came mightily upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.
1 11,7 And he took a yoke of oxen, and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the borders of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying:
‘Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen.’
And the dread of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out as one man.
1 11,8 And he numbered them in Bezek; and the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.
1 11,9 And they said unto the messengers that came:
‘Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabesh-gilead:
To-morrow, by the time the sun is hot, ye shall have deliverance.’
And the messengers came and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.
1 11,10 And the men of Jabesh said:
‘To-morrow we will come out unto you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you.’ {S}
1 11,11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the camp in the morning watch, and smote the Ammonites until the heat of the day; and it came to pass, that they that remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.
1 11,12 And the people said unto Samuel:
‘Who is he that said:
Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.’
1 11,13 And Saul said:
‘There shall not a man be put to death this day; for to-day the LORD hath wrought deliverance in Israel.’
1 11,14 Then said Samuel to the people:
‘Come and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.’
1 11,15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace-offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly. {P}
1 12,1 And Samuel said unto all Israel:
‘Behold, I have hearkened unto your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king over you.
1 12,2 And now, behold, the king walketh before you; and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you; and I have walked before you from my youth unto this day.
1 12,3 Here I am; witness against me before the LORD, and before His anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? or whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I taken a ransom to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.’
1 12,4 And they said:
‘Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man’s hand.’
1 12,5 And he said unto them:
‘The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found aught in my hand.’
And they said:
‘He is witness.’ {P}
1 12,6 And Samuel said unto the people:
‘It is the LORD that made Moses and Aaron, and that brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt.
1 12,7 Now therefore stand still, that I may plead with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous acts of the LORD, which He did to you and to your fathers.
1 12,8 When Jacob was come into Egypt, then your fathers cried unto the LORD, and the LORD sent Moses and Aaron, who brought forth your fathers out of Egypt, and they were made to dwell in this place.
1 12,9 But they forgot the LORD their God, and He gave them over into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
1 12,10 And they cried unto the LORD, and said:
We have sinned, because we have forsaken the LORD, and have served the Baalim and the Ashtaroth; but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve Thee.
1 12,11 And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelt in safety.
1 12,12 And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me: Nay, but a king shall reign over us; when the LORD your God was your king.
1 12,13 Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have asked for; and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

Proverbs
30,32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast planned devices, lay thy hand upon thy mouth.
30,33 For the churning of milk bringeth forth curd, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood; {N}
so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. {P}
31,1 The words of king Lemuel; the burden wherewith his mother corrected him.
31,2 What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? and what, O son of my vows?
31,3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
31,4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine: nor for princes to say:
‘Where is strong drink?’
31,5 Lest they drink, and forget that which is decreed, and pervert the justice due to any that is afflicted.
31,6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter in soul;
31,7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. {P}
31,8 Open thy mouth for the dumb, in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
31,9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. {P}
31,10 A woman of valour who can find? for her price is far above rubies.
31,11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, and he hath no lack of gain.
31,12 She doeth him good and not evil all the days of her life.
31,13 She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

The Announcement of Matthew – Chapter 18
20 For where two or three [are] assembled in my name, there [am] I in the midst of them.
21 Then Cephas approached him, and said to him:
My Lord, how many times, if my brother commit offence against me, shall I forgive him ? up to seven times ?
22 Jesus said to him:
I do not say to thee, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like to some king, who wished to have a reckoning with his servants.
24 And when he began to reckon, they brought to him one debtor of ten thousand talents.
25 And as he had not wherewith to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, him and his wife and his children, and all that he possessed, and payment to be made.
26 And that servant fell down and worshipped him, and said:
My lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee the whole.
27 And his lord had compassion on that servant, and set him free, and forgave him his debt.
28 Then that servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants who owed him a hundred denarii. And he laid hold of him and choked him, and said to him:
Pay me what thou owest me.
29 And that fellow-servant fell at his feet and entreated him, and said:
Have patience with me, and I will pay thee the whole.
30 But he would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay him what he owed him.

The Book of Acts – Chapter 9
22 But Saul was the more strengthened; and he confounded those Jews who dwelt at Damascus, while be demonstrated that this is the Messiah.
23 And when he had been there many days, the Jews formed a conspiracy against him, to kill him.
24 And the plot which they sought to execute upon him, was made known to Saul:
and they watched the gates of the city by day and by night, in order to kill him.
25 Then the disciples placed him in a basket, and let him down from the wall by night.
26 And he went to Jerusalem; and he wished to join himself with the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple.
27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the legates, and related to them how the Lord appeared to him in the way, and how he conversed with him; and how, in Damascus, he had discoursed openly in the name of Jesus.

The Eighth Commandment – ‘Thou shalt not steal’

Exodus Chapter 20 שְׁמוֹת

א וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים, אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר. {ס} 1 And God spoke all these words, saying: {S}

יב לֹא תִגְנֹב {ס} 12 Thou shalt not steal. {S}

‘Thy will be done; as in heaven, so on earth’ Day 3

5 And when thou prayest. thou shalt not be like the hypocrites, who are fond of standing up in the synagogues and at the corners of streets to pray, so that they may be seen by people. Verily I say to you, they have gotten their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest enter into thy closet and close the door, and pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.
7 And when ye pray, be not garrulous like the heathen; for they expect to be heard for their abundance of words.
8 Therefore, be not like them; for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before ye ask him.
9 In this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name:
10 Thy kingdom come:
Thy will be done; as in heaven, so on earth:
11 Give us our needful bread, this day:
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors:
13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever:
Amen.

‘Let the dry land appear’ Day 3 of the Week

Genesis Chapter 1 בְּרֵאשִׁית

א בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ. 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
ט וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יִקָּווּ הַמַּיִם מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמַיִם אֶל-מָקוֹם אֶחָד, וְתֵרָאֶה, הַיַּבָּשָׁה; וַיְהִי-כֵן. 9 And God said: ‘Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so.
י וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לַיַּבָּשָׁה אֶרֶץ, וּלְמִקְוֵה הַמַּיִם קָרָא יַמִּים; וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas; and God saw that it was good.
יא וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, תַּדְשֵׁא הָאָרֶץ דֶּשֶׁא עֵשֶׂב מַזְרִיעַ זֶרַע, עֵץ פְּרִי עֹשֶׂה פְּרִי לְמִינוֹ, אֲשֶׁר זַרְעוֹ-בוֹ עַל-הָאָרֶץ; וַיְהִי-כֵן. 11 And God said: ‘Let the earth put forth grass, herb yielding seed, and fruit-tree bearing fruit after its kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth.’ And it was so.
יב וַתּוֹצֵא הָאָרֶץ דֶּשֶׁא עֵשֶׂב מַזְרִיעַ זֶרַע, לְמִינֵהוּ, וְעֵץ עֹשֶׂה-פְּרִי אֲשֶׁר זַרְעוֹ-בוֹ, לְמִינֵהוּ; וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
יג וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם שְׁלִישִׁי. {פ} 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. {P}

Bible4 ‘Never did a man speak, as this man’

The Proclamation of John the Herald – Chapter 7

1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to slay him.

2 And the Jewish feast of tabernacles drew near.
3 And the brothers of Jesus said to him:
Leave here, and go into Judaea; that thy disciples may see the works thou doest.
4 For there is no one who doeth any thing in secret, while he wisheth to become public. If thou doest these things, show thyself to the world.
5 For even his brothers did not believe in Jesus.
6 Jesus said to them:
My time hath not yet come:
but your time is always ready.
7 The world cannot hate you, but me it hateth; because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
8 Go ye up to the feast; I do not go up to this feast now, because my time is not yet completed.
9 These things he said, and remained still in Galilee.
10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as it were secretly.
11 And the Jews sought for him at the feast; and they said, Where is he?
12 And there was much altercation among the people respecting him; for some said, He is a good man; while others said, No, but he deceiveth the people.
13 Yet no one spoke openly of him, from fear of the Jews.
14 And in the midst of the days of the feast, Jesus went into the temple, and taught.
15 And the Jews wondered, and said:
How knoweth this man literature, having not been educated?
16 Jesus answered and said:
My doctrine is not from me, but from him that sent me.
17 He that wisheth to do his pleasure, will understand my doctrine, whether it is from God, or whether I speak from my own pleasure.
18 He that speaketh according to the pleasure of his own mind, seeketh glory for himself: but he who seeketh the glory of him that sent him, is veracious, and evil is not in his heart.
19 Did not Moses give you the law? Yet no one of you observeth the law.
20 Why do ye seek to kill me?
The multitude answered and said:
Thou hast a demon:
who seeketh to kill thee?
21 Jesus replied, and said to them:
I have wrought one work, and ye all wonder.
22 Because Moses gave you circumcision, (not that it was from Moses, but it was from the fathers,) ye circumcise a child on the sabbath.
23 And if a child is circumcised on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be violated, do ye murmur at me, because I have made a man entirely sound on the sabbath day ?
24 Judge not, with a respect for persons; but judge ye a righteous judgment.
25 And some from Jerusalem said:
Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
26 And lo, he discourseth publicly, and they say nothing to him. Do our Elders know, that he really is the Messiah ?
27 Yet we know this man, whence he is; the Messiah, when he shall come, no one knoweth whence he is.
28 And Jesus, while teaching in the temple, raised his voice and said:
Ye both know me, and ye know from whence I am. And I did not come of my own accord; but he that sent me is true. Him ye know not;
29 but I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me.
30 And they sought to apprehend him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
31 And many of the multitude believed on him, and said:
When the Messiah cometh, will he work greater signs than these which this man doeth ?
32 And the Pharisees heard the multitude say these things of him:
and they and the chief priests sent constables to take him.
33 And Jesus said:
A little while longer I am with you, and then I go to him that sent me.
34 And ye will seek me, and will not find me; and where I am, ye cannot come.
35 The Jews said among themselves:
Whither is he about to go, that we cannot find him? Will he go to some region of the Gentiles, and teach the profane?
36 What means this speech he uttered:
Ye will seek me, and will not find me; and where I am, ye cannot come?
37 And on the great day, which was the last of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, and said:
If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believeth in me, as the scriptures have said, Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living waters.
39 (This he said of the Spirit, which they who believe in him were to receive:
for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)
40 And many of the multitude who heard his discourses, said:
Certainly, he is a prophet.
41 Others said:
He is the Messiah.
Others said:
Doth Messiah come from Galilee?
42 Doth not the scriptures say, That Messiah cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem the town of David ?
43 And there was a division among the multitude respecting him.
44 And there were some of them who wished to apprehend him. But no one laid hands on him.
45 And the constables came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and the priests said to them:
Why have ye not brought him?
46 The constables say to them:
Never did a man speak, as this man speaketh.
47 The Pharisees said to them:
Are ye also deceived?
48 Have any of the chiefs, or of the Pharisees, believed in him?
49 But this people, who know not the law, are accursed.
50 One of them:
Nicodemus, he who came to Jesus by night, said to them:
51 Doth our law condemn a man, unless it first hear him, and know what he hath done ?
52 They answered, and said to him:
Art thou also from Galilee ? Search, and see, that no prophet ariseth from Galilee.
53 So they went every one to his own house. *

* This 53d verse is wanting in many early editions of the Syriac N. Testament. So also the whole story of the adulteress, in the following chapter, v. 1-11.

1 Maccabees 9 KJVA

1 Furthermore, when Demetrius heard the Nicanor and his host were slain in battle, he sent Bacchides and Alcimus into the land of Judea the second time, and with them the chief strength of his host:
2 Who went forth by the way that leadeth to Galgala, and pitched their tents before Masaloth, which is in Arbela, and after they had won it, they slew much people.
3 Also the first month of the hundred fifty and second year they encamped before Jerusalem:
4 From whence they removed, and went to Berea, with twenty thousand footmen and two thousand horsemen.
5 Now Judas had pitched his tents at Eleasa, and three thousand chosen men with him:
6 Who seeing the multitude of the other army to he so great were sore afraid; whereupon many conveyed themselves out of the host, insomuch as abode of them no more but eight hundred men.
7 When Judas therefore saw that his host slipt away, and that the battle pressed upon him, he was sore troubled in mind, and much distressed, for that he had no time to gather them together.
8 Nevertheless unto them that remained he said, Let us arise and go up against our enemies, if peradventure we may be able to fight with them.
9 But they dehorted him, saying, We shall never be able: let us now rather save our lives, and hereafter we will return with our brethren, and fight against them: for we are but few.
10 Then Judas said, God forbid that I should do this thing, and flee away from them: if our time be come, let us die manfully for our brethren, and let us not stain our honour.
11 With that the host of Bacchides removed out of their tents, and stood over against them, their horsemen being divided into two troops, and their slingers and archers going before the host and they that marched in the foreward were all mighty men.
12 As for Bacchides, he was in the right wing: so the host drew near on the two parts, and sounded their trumpets.
13 They also of Judas’ side, even they sounded their trumpets also, so that the earth shook at the noise of the armies, and the battle continued from morning till night.
14 Now when Judas perceived that Bacchides and the strength of his army were on the right side, he took with him all the hardy men,
15 Who discomfited the right wing, and pursued them unto the mount Azotus.
16 But when they of the left wing saw that they of the right wing were discomfited, they followed upon Judas and those that were with him hard at the heels from behind:
17 Whereupon there was a sore battle, insomuch as many were slain on both parts.
18 Judas also was killed, and the remnant fled.
19 Then Jonathan and Simon took Judas their brother, and buried him in the sepulchre of his fathers in Modin.
20 Moreover they bewailed him, and all Israel made great lamentation for him, and mourned many days, saying,
21 How is the valiant man fallen, that delivered Israel!
22 As for the other things concerning Judas and his wars, and the noble acts which he did, and his greatness, they are not written: for they were very many.
23 Now after the death of Judas the wicked began to put forth their heads in all the coasts of Israel, and there arose up all such as wrought iniquity.
24 In those days also was there a very great famine, by reason whereof the country revolted, and went with them.
25 Then Bacchides chose the wicked men, and made them lords of the country.
26 And they made enquiry and search for Judas’ friends, and brought them unto Bacchides, who took vengeance of them, and used them despitefully.
27 So was there a great affliction in Israel, the like whereof was not since the time that a prophet was not seen among them.
28 For this cause all Judas’ friends came together, and said unto Jonathan,
29 Since thy brother Judas died, we have no man like him to go forth against our enemies, and Bacchides, and against them of our nation that are adversaries to us.
30 Now therefore we have chosen thee this day to be our prince and captain in his stead, that thou mayest fight our battles.
31 Upon this Jonathan took the governance upon him at that time, and rose up instead of his brother Judas.
32 But when Bacchides gat knowledge thereof, he sought for to slay him
33 Then Jonathan, and Simon his brother, and all that were with him, perceiving that, fled into the wilderness of Thecoe, and pitched their tents by the water of the pool Asphar.
34 Which when Bacchides understood, he came near to Jordan with all his host upon the sabbath day.
35 Now Jonathan had sent his brother John, a captain of the people, to pray his friends the Nabathites, that they might leave with them their carriage, which was much.
36 But the children of Jambri came out of Medaba, and took John, and all that he had, and went their way with it.
37 After this came word to Jonathan and Simon his brother, that the children of Jambri made a great marriage, and were bringing the bride from Nadabatha with a great train, as being the daughter of one of the great princes of Chanaan.
38 Therefore they remembered John their brother, and went up, and hid themselves under the covert of the mountain:
39 Where they lifted up their eyes, and looked, and, behold, there was much ado and great carriage: and the bridegroom came forth, and his friends and brethren, to meet them with drums, and instruments of musick, and many weapons.
40 Then Jonathan and they that were with him rose up against them from the place where they lay in ambush, and made a slaughter of them in such sort, as many fell down dead, and the remnant fled into the mountain, and they took all their spoils.
41 Thus was the marriage turned into mourning, and the noise of their melody into lamentation.
42 So when they had avenged fully the blood of their brother, they turned again to the marsh of Jordan.
43 Now when Bacchides heard hereof, he came on the sabbath day unto the banks of Jordan with a great power.
44 Then Jonathan said to his company, Let us go up now and fight for our lives, for it standeth not with us to day, as in time past:
45 For, behold, the battle is before us and behind us, and the water of Jordan on this side and that side, the marsh likewise and wood, neither is there place for us to turn aside.
46 Wherefore cry ye now unto heaven, that ye may be delivered from the hand of your enemies.
47 With that they joined battle, and Jonathan stretched forth his hand to smite Bacchides, but he turned back from him.
48 Then Jonathan and they that were with him leapt into Jordan, and swam over unto the other bank: howbeit the other passed not over Jordan unto them.
49 So there were slain of Bacchides’ side that day about a thousand men.
50 Afterward returned Bacchides to Jerusalem and repaired the strong cites in Judea; the fort in Jericho, and Emmaus, and Bethhoron, and Bethel, and Thamnatha, Pharathoni, and Taphon, these did he strengthen with high walls, with gates and with bars.
51 And in them he set a garrison, that they might work malice upon Israel.
52 He fortified also the city Bethsura, and Gazera, and the tower, and put forces in them, and provision of victuals.
53 Besides, he took the chief men’s sons in the country for hostages, and put them into the tower at Jerusalem to be kept.
54 Moreover in the hundred fifty and third year, in the second month, Alcimus commanded that the wall of the inner court of the sanctuary should be pulled down; he pulled down also the works of the prophets
55 And as he began to pull down, even at that time was Alcimus plagued, and his enterprises hindered: for his mouth was stopped, and he was taken with a palsy, so that he could no more speak any thing, nor give order concerning his house.
56 So Alcimus died at that time with great torment.
57 Now when Bacchides saw that Alcimus was dead, he returned to the king: whereupon the land of Judea was in rest two years.
58 Then all the ungodly men held a council, saying, Behold, Jonathan and his company are at ease, and dwell without care: now therefore we will bring Bacchides hither, who shall take them all in one night.
59 So they went and consulted with him.
60 Then removed he, and came with a great host, and sent letters privily to his adherents in Judea, that they should take Jonathan and those that were with him: howbeit they could not, because their counsel was known unto them.
61 Wherefore they took of the men of the country, that were authors of that mischief, about fifty persons, and slew them.
62 Afterward Jonathan, and Simon, and they that were with him, got them away to Bethbasi, which is in the wilderness, and they repaired the decays thereof, and made it strong.
63 Which thing when Bacchides knew, he gathered together all his host, and sent word to them that were of Judea.
64 Then went he and laid siege against Bethbasi; and they fought against it a long season and made engines of war.
65 But Jonathan left his brother Simon in the city, and went forth himself into the country, and with a certain number went he forth.
66 And he smote Odonarkes and his brethren, and the children of Phasiron in their tent.
67 And when he began to smite them, and came up with his forces, Simon and his company went out of the city, and burned up the engines of war,
68 And fought against Bacchides, who was discomfited by them, and they afflicted him sore: for his counsel and travail was in vain.
69 Wherefore he was very wroth at the wicked men that gave him counsel to come into the country, inasmuch as he slew many of them, and purposed to return into his own country.
70 Whereof when Jonathan had knowledge, he sent ambassadors unto him, to the end he should make peace with him, and deliver them the prisoners.
71 Which thing he accepted, and did according to his demands, and sware unto him that he would never do him harm all the days of his life.
72 When therefore he had restored unto him the prisoners that he had taken aforetime out of the land of Judea, he returned and went his way into his own land, neither came he any more into their borders.
73 Thus the sword ceased from Israel: but Jonathan dwelt at Machmas, and began to govern the people; and he destroyed the ungodly men out of Israel.

1 Maccabees 9 KJVA

‘All authority is given to me, in heaven and on earth’

The Announcement of Matthew – Chapter 28
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18 And Jesus came near, and discoursed with them, and said to them: All authority is given to me, in heaven and on earth. And as my Father sent me, so also I send you.
19 Go ye, therefore, and instruct all nations; and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
20 And teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And, behold, I am with you always, unto the consummation of the worlds Amen.

The Ninth Commandment – Do not swear falsely

Exodus Chapter 20 שְׁמוֹת

א וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים, אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר. {ס} 1 And God spoke all these words, saying: {S}
יב לֹא תִגְנֹב {ס} 12 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. {S}

The February 27 Bible

Psalms
58,1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam.
58,2 Do ye indeed speak as a righteous company? Do ye judge with equity the sons of men?
58,3 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out in the earth the violence of your hands.
58,4 The wicked are estranged from the womb; the speakers of lies go astray as soon as they are born.
58,5 Their venom is like the venom of a serpent; they are like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ear;
58,6 Which hearkeneth not to the voice of charmers, or of the most cunning binder of spells.
58,7 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; break out the cheek-teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
58,8 Let them melt away as water that runneth apace; {N}
when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as though they were cut off.
58,9 Let them be as a snail which melteth and passeth away; like the untimely births of a woman, that have not seen the sun.
58,10 Before your pots can feel the thorns, He will sweep it away with a whirlwind, the raw and the burning alike.
58,11 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
58,12 And men shall say: ‘Verily there is a reward for the righteous; verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth.’ {P}

Leviticus
4,1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
4,2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying:
If any one shall sin through error, in any of the things which the LORD hath commanded not to be done, and shall do any one of them:
4,3 if the anointed priest shall sin so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin-offering.
4,4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tent of meeting before the LORD; and he shall lay his hand upon the head of the bullock, and kill the bullock before the LORD.
4,5 And the anointed priest shall take of the blood of the bullock, and bring it to the tent of meeting.
4,6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil of the sanctuary.
4,7 And the priest shall put of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tent of meeting; and all the remaining blood of the bullock shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the door of the tent of meeting.
4,8 And all the fat of the bullock of the sin-offering he shall take off from it; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
4,9 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the lobe above the liver, which he shall take away by the kidneys,
4,10 as it is taken off from the ox of the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall make them smoke upon the altar of burnt-offering.
4,11 But the skin of the bullock, and all its flesh, with its head, and with its legs, and its inwards, and its dung,
4,12 even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out shall it be burnt. {P}4,13 And if the whole congregation of Israel shall err, the thing being hid from the eyes of the assembly, and do any of the things which the LORD hath commanded not to be done, and are guilty:
4,14 when the sin wherein they have sinned is known, then the assembly shall offer a young bullock for a sin-offering, and bring it before the tent of meeting.
4,15 And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before the LORD; and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD.
4,16 And the anointed priest shall bring of the blood of the bullock to the tent of meeting.
4,17 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil.

Samuel
1 10,4 And they will salute thee, and give thee two cakes of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hand.
1 10,5 After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines; and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a timbrel, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they will be prophesying.
1 10,6 And the spirit of the LORD will come mightily upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
1 10,7 And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as thy hand shall find; for God is with thee.
1 10,8 And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt-offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings; seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come unto thee, and tell thee what thou shalt do.’
1 10,9 And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day. {S}
1 10,10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a band of prophets met him; and the spirit of God came mightily upon him, and he prophesied among them.
1 10,11 And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied with the prophets, {S} then the people said one to another:
‘What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?’
1 10,12 And one of the same place answered and said:
‘And who is their father?’
Therefore it became a proverb:
‘Is Saul also among the prophets?’
1 10,13 And when he had made an end of prophesying, he came to the high place.
1 10,14 And Saul’s uncle said unto him and to his servant:
‘Whither went ye?’
And he said:
‘To seek the asses; and when we saw that they were not found, we came to Samuel.’
1 10,15 And Saul’s uncle said:
‘Tell me, I pray thee, what Samuel said unto you.’
1 10,16 And Saul said unto his uncle:
‘He told us plainly that the asses were found.’
But concerning the matter of the kingdom, whereof Samuel spoke, he told him not. {P}
1 10,17 And Samuel called the people together unto the LORD to Mizpah.
1 10,18 And he said unto the children of Israel: {P}
‘Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel:
I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all the kingdoms that oppressed you.
1 10,19 But ye have this day rejected your God, who Himself saveth you out of all your calamities and your distresses; and ye have said unto Him:
Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.’
1 10,20 So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken.
1 10,21 And he brought the tribe of Benjamin near by their families, and the family of the Matrites was taken; and Saul the son of Kish was taken; but when they sought him, he could not be found.
1 10,22 Therefore they asked of the LORD further:
‘Is there yet a man come hither?’ {S}
And the LORD answered:
‘Behold, he hath hid himself among the baggage.’
1 10,23 And they ran and fetched him thence; and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.
1 10,24 And Samuel said to all the people:
‘See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people?’
And all the people shouted, and said:
‘Long live the king.’ {S}
1 10,25 Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
1 10,26 And Saul also went to his house to Gibeah; and there went with him the men of valour, whose hearts God had touched.
1 10,27 But certain base fellows said:
‘How shall this man save us?’
And they despised him, and brought him no present. But he was as one that held his peace. {P}
1 11,1 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash:
‘Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.’
1 11,2 And Nahash the Ammonite said unto them:
‘On this condition will I make it with you, that all your right eyes be put out; and I will lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.’

Proverbs2/27
30,17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, {N}
the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young vultures shall eat it. {P}
30,18 There are three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
30,19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; {N}
the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a young woman.
30,20 So is the way of an adulterous woman; {N}
she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith:
‘I have done no wickedness.’ {P}
30,21 For three things the earth doth quake, and for four it cannot endure:
30,22 For a servant when he reigneth; and a churl when he is filled with food;
30,23 For an odious woman when she is married; and a handmaid that is heir to her mistress. {P}
30,24 There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:
30,25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer;
30,26 The rock-badgers are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the crags;
30,27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
30,28 The spider thou canst take with the hands, yet is she in kings’ palaces. {P}
30,29 There are three things which are stately in their march, yea, four which are stately in going:
30,30 The lion, which is mightiest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;
30,31 The greyhound; the he-goat also; and the king, against whom there is no rising up.

The Announcement of Matthew – Chapter 18

9 And if thine eye make thee stumble, pluck it out and cast it from thee:
for it is good for thee to enter into life with one eye, and not that, with two eyes, thou fall into the hell of fire.
10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, That their angels in heaven, at all times, are beholding the face of my Father who is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man, hath come to give life to that which was lost.
12 How doth it appear to you ? If a man should have a hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray, will he not leave the ninety and nine in the mountains, and go and seek the one that strayed ?
13 And if he find it, verily I say to you, that he rejoiceth in it, more than in the ninety and nine that did not stray.
14 Just so, it is not the pleasure of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
15 Moreover, if thy brother commit an offence against thee, go and admonish him between thee and him only. If he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 And if he will also not hear them, tell [it] to the community. And if he will also not hear the community, let him be to thee as a publican and a heathen.
18 Verily I say to you, That whatever ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven:
and whatever ye shall unbind on earth, shall be unbound in heaven.
19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth concerning any thing that they shall ask, it shall be to them from my Father who is in heaven.

The Book of Acts – Chapter 9
16 For I will show him, how much he is to suffer on account of my name.
17 Then Ananias went to the house to him; and he laid his hand upon him, and said to him:
Saul, my brother, our Lord Jesus, he who appeared to thee by the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thy eyes might be opened, and thou be filled with the Holy Spirit.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes something like a scab; and his eyes were opened. And he arose and was baptized.
19 And he took food, and was invigorated. And he was [some] days with the disciples of Damascus.
20 And forthwith he announced Jesus, in the synagogues of the Jews, that he is the Son of God.
21 And all they that heard him were amazed; and they said:
Is not this he, who persecuted all them that call on this name in Jerusalem ? And lo, for this very thing also, was he sent hither, that he might bind and carry them to the chief priests.

‘The eternal God is a dwelling-place’ Torah 346 Final portion

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🕎 Torah Perpetua 346* 2-27-2017 (12-29-6155) Deuteronomy דְּבָרִים Chapter 33

כז מְעֹנָה אֱלֹהֵי קֶדֶם, וּמִתַּחַת זְרֹעֹת עוֹלָם; וַיְגָרֶשׁ מִפָּנֶיךָ אוֹיֵב, וַיֹּאמֶר הַשְׁמֵד. 27 The eternal God is a dwelling-place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; and He thrust out the enemy from before thee, and said: ‘Destroy.’ כח וַיִּשְׁכֹּן יִשְׂרָאֵל בֶּטַח בָּדָד עֵין יַעֲקֹב, אֶל-אֶרֶץ דָּגָן וְתִירוֹשׁ; אַף-שָׁמָיו, יַעַרְפוּ טָל. 28 And Israel dwelleth in safety, the fountain of Jacob alone, in a land of corn and wine; yea, his heavens drop down dew. כט אַשְׁרֶיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל מִי כָמוֹךָ, עַם נוֹשַׁע בַּיהוָה, מָגֵן עֶזְרֶךָ, וַאֲשֶׁר-חֶרֶב גַּאֲוָתֶךָ; וְיִכָּחֲשׁוּ אֹיְבֶיךָ לָךְ, וְאַתָּה עַל-בָּמוֹתֵימוֹ תִדְרֹךְ. {ס} 29 Happy art thou, O Israel, who is like unto thee? a people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and that is the sword of thy excellency! And thine enemies shall dwindle away before thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places. {S}

Chapter 34

א וַיַּעַל מֹשֶׁה מֵעַרְבֹת מוֹאָב, אֶל-הַר נְבוֹ, רֹאשׁ הַפִּסְגָּה, אֲשֶׁר עַל-פְּנֵי יְרֵחוֹ; וַיַּרְאֵהוּ יְהוָה אֶת-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ אֶת-הַגִּלְעָד, עַד-דָּן. 1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land, even Gilead as far as Dan; ב וְאֵת, כָּל-נַפְתָּלִי, וְאֶת-אֶרֶץ אֶפְרַיִם, וּמְנַשֶּׁה; וְאֵת כָּל-אֶרֶץ יְהוּדָה, עַד הַיָּם הָאַחֲרוֹן. 2 and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah as far as the hinder sea; ג וְאֶת-הַנֶּגֶב, וְאֶת-הַכִּכָּר בִּקְעַת יְרֵחוֹ עִיר הַתְּמָרִים–עַד-צֹעַר. 3 and the South, and the Plain, even the valley of Jericho the city of palm-trees, as far as Zoar. ד וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלָיו, זֹאת הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב לֵאמֹר, לְזַרְעֲךָ, אֶתְּנֶנָּה; הֶרְאִיתִיךָ בְעֵינֶיךָ, וְשָׁמָּה לֹא תַעֲבֹר. 4 And the LORD said unto him: ‘This is the land which I swore unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying: I will give it unto thy seed; I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.’ ה וַיָּמָת שָׁם מֹשֶׁה עֶבֶד-יְהוָה, בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב–עַל-פִּי יְהוָה. 5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. ו וַיִּקְבֹּר אֹתוֹ בַגַּי בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב, מוּל בֵּית פְּעוֹר; וְלֹא-יָדַע אִישׁ אֶת-קְבֻרָתוֹ, עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה. 6 And he was buried in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor; and no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. ז וּמֹשֶׁה, בֶּן-מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה–בְּמֹתוֹ; לֹא-כָהֲתָה עֵינוֹ, וְלֹא-נָס לֵחֹה. 7 And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. ח וַיִּבְכּוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-מֹשֶׁה בְּעַרְבֹת מוֹאָב, שְׁלֹשִׁים יוֹם; וַיִּתְּמוּ, יְמֵי בְכִי אֵבֶל מֹשֶׁה. 8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; so the days of weeping in the mourning for Moses were ended. ט וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, מָלֵא רוּחַ חָכְמָה–כִּי-סָמַךְ מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יָדָיו, עָלָיו; וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ אֵלָיו בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיַּעֲשׂוּ, כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת-מֹשֶׁה. 9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him; and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses. י וְלֹא-קָם נָבִיא עוֹד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, כְּמֹשֶׁה, אֲשֶׁר יְדָעוֹ יְהוָה, פָּנִים אֶל-פָּנִים. 10 And there hath not arisen a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face; יא לְכָל-הָאֹתֹת וְהַמּוֹפְתִים, אֲשֶׁר שְׁלָחוֹ יְהוָה, לַעֲשׂוֹת, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם–לְפַרְעֹה וּלְכָל-עֲבָדָיו, וּלְכָל-אַרְצוֹ. 11 in all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land; יב וּלְכֹל הַיָּד הַחֲזָקָה, וּלְכֹל הַמּוֹרָא הַגָּדוֹל, אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה מֹשֶׁה, לְעֵינֵי כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל. {ש} 12 and in all the mighty hand, and in all the great terror, which Moses wrought in the sight of all Israel. {P}

*This is the final post for the next few days. This ends the Torah readings for the year. This year has 13 months. Will return on the New Moon following the Spring Equinox. Thank you for worshipping with us. Reb Dan

Thy will is being done on earth – Day 2

Thus pray:

Our Father who art in the heavens! be sanctified thy Name.

Come thy kingdom.

Be done thy will, as in heaven, also in earth.

Give to us the bread of our need to-day; and forgive us our debts, as also we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory to the age of ages.

 

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‘Divide the waters from the waters’ The Second Day

Genesis Chapter 1 בְּרֵאשִׁית

א בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ. 1

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
ו וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי רָקִיעַ בְּתוֹךְ הַמָּיִם, וִיהִי מַבְדִּיל, בֵּין מַיִם לָמָיִם. 6

And God said:

‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’
ז וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים, אֶת-הָרָקִיעַ, וַיַּבְדֵּל בֵּין הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר מִתַּחַת לָרָקִיעַ, וּבֵין הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר מֵעַל לָרָקִיעַ; וַיְהִי-כֵן. 7

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
ח וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָרָקִיעַ, שָׁמָיִם; וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם שֵׁנִי. {פ} 8

And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. {P}

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“Go therefore” Matthew 28

And Jeshu drew near, and discoursed with them, and said to them, There is given unto me all power in heaven and in earth.

As the Father sent me, so also I send you.

Go therefore, disciple all nations, and baptize them in the name (of) the Father, and (of) the Son, and (of) the Spirit of Holiness.

And teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.

And, behold, I am with you all the days, until the consummation of the world.

Amen.