Israel in the Bible

Meaning: who prevails with God

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And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

So God called his name Israel and also told him, "I am God Almighty. You are to be fruitful and multiply. You will become a nation in fact, an assembly of nations! Kings will come from you they'll emerge from your own loins!

And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.

And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

Then Israel said to him, “Go and see how your brothers and the flocks are doing, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he went to Shechem.

And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.

And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you [your people Israel] up again; and Joseph will put his hand upon your eyes [when they are about to close in death].

And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

So Joseph moved them from Israel's knees and bowed down with his face to the ground.

And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

And so Israel's sons did what he had instructed them to do:

Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

And he said, Truly I will be with you; and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: when you have taken the children of Israel out of Egypt, you will give worship to God on this mountain.

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

I know not the LORD, neither will let Israel go." And they said, "The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he smite us either with pestilence or with sword."

And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?

Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?

And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.

And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.

These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.

These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.

Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.

But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.

And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel.

And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.

and Pharaoh sendeth, and lo, not even one of the cattle of Israel hath died, and the heart of Pharaoh is hard, and he hath not sent the people away.

Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.

They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

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

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

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.

That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.

Thematic Bible



Thus then did Yahweh speak unto Moses and unto Aaron, yea he gave them a charge unto the sons of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, for the bringing forth of the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

The same, Aaron and Moses, - to whom said Yahweh, Bring ye forth the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt, according to their hosts: They who were to speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring forth the sons of Israel out of Egypt: The same, Moses and Aaron.

Then sent I Moses and Aaron, and plagued Egypt, according to that which I did in their midst, and, afterwards, brought you forth.

How that, when Jacob had come into Egypt, - and your fathers had made outcry unto Yahweh, then Yahweh sent Moses and Aaron, and they brought forth your fathers out of Egypt, and he caused them to dwell in this place;

Thou didst lead, like a flock, thy people, By the hand of Moses and Aaron.

He sent Moses his servant, Aaron, whom he had chosen.

For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and, out of the house of slaves, I ransomed thee, - and I sent before thee, Moses, Aaron and Miriam.


Thou must consider, then with thy heart, - that as a man chasteneth his son, Yahweh thy God, hath been chastening thee.

So he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna which thou hadst not known, neither had thy fathers' known, - that he might lead thee to consider that not on bread alone, shall the son of earth live, but on whatsoever cometh from the bidding of Yahweh, shall the son of earth live.


and the boundary shall go down from Shepham towards Riblah, on the east of Ain - then shall the boundary go down and strike on the side of the Sea of Chinnereth, eastward:


That ye brought in the sons of the foreigner Uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, To be in my sanctuary. So that be profaned my house,- That ye brought near as my food the fat and the blood, And so they brake my covenant - Among all your abominations;


Say ye unto your brethren, O Ammi, and unto your sisters, O Ruhamah:


and it turneth toward sun-rise - to Beth-dagon, and toucheth Zebulun and the valley of Iphtah-el northward, and Beth-emek, and Neiel; and goeth out unto Cabul, on the left,


And, Jesus coming into the parts of Caesarea of Philip, began questioning his disciples, saying - Who are men saying that, the Son of Man, is?

And forth went Jesus and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea of Philip. And, in the way, he was questioning his disciples, saying unto them - Who, are men saying that I am?

And, it came to pass, when he was praying in solitude, the disciples, were with him. And he questioned them, saying - Who do the multitudes say that I am?


Ye, are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God covenanted unto your fathers, saying unto Abraham - And, in thy seed, shall be blessed, all the families of the ground.

Moreover also I established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, - even the land of their sojournings wherein they sojourned.


And it came to pass, in the fourth year of King Hezekiah - the same, was the seventh year of Hosea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and laid siege against it; and he captured it at the end of three years, in the sixth year of Hezekiah, - the same, is the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, was Samaria captured. So the king of Assyria drave away Israel to Assyria, - and settled them in Halah, and in Habor, by the river of Gozan, and the mountains of Media: read more.
because they hearkened not unto the voice of Yahweh their God, but transgressed his covenant, all that Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded, - they neither hearkened nor performed.


Then came there unto him, a writing, from Elijah the prophet, saying, - Thus, saith Yahweh, God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa, king of Judah; but hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to be unchaste, after the unchastities of the house of Ahab, - moreover also, thine own brethren of the house of thy father who were better than thou, hast thou slain, lo! Yahweh, is about to plague, with a great plague, thy people,-and thy children and thy wives, and all thy possessions; read more.
also, thyself, with sore diseases, with disease of thy bowels,-until thy bowels shall fall out, by reason of the disease, in a year added to a year.


How happy art thou, O Israel! Who is like unto thee, O people victorious in Yahweh? Thy helpful shield, who also is thy majestic sword, - So that thy foes come cringing unto thee, And, thou, upon their heights, dost march along.

And, kings, shall be, thy foster-fathers. And their queens, thy nursing mothers, With face to the ground, shall they bow down to thee, The dust of thy feet, shall they lick, - So shalt thou know that, I, am Yahweh, In that, they shall not be put to shame, Who were waiting for me.

Thus, saith Yahweh - The produce of Egypt and the gain of Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, men of great stature, Unto thee, shall come over, And thine, shall they become, After thee, shall they journey, In chains, shall they come over, - And unto thee, shall they bow down Unto thee, shall they pray saying , - Surely, in thee, is a GOD And there is none else - no, God!

Then shall come unto thee bending low, The sons of them who had humbled thee, Then shall bow down, unto the soles of thy feet, All they who had despised thee; And they shall call thee - The city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

and hath avowed that he will set thee on high above all the nations which he hath made, for praise, and for renown and for glory, and that thou shalt be a holy people unto Yahweh thy God as he hath spoken.

And it shall be, if thou wilt, hearken, unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to observe to do all his commandments which I am commanding thee to-day, then will Yahweh thy God set thee on high, above all the nations of the earth;

And Yahweh, will give thee, to be the head, and not the tail, and thou shalt be only above, and shalt not be beneath, - because thou dost hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh thy God, which I am commanding thee, to-day, to observe and to do;

He made him ride on the high places of the land, Caused him to eat the increase of the fields, - And gave him to suck honey out of the cliff, And oil out of the rock of flint:

And peoples shall take them, and bring them into their own place, And the house of Israel shall possess themselves of them upon the soil of Yahweh for servants and for handmaids, - Thus shall they be taking captive their captors, And shall tread down their oppressors.


Thou must consider, then with thy heart, - that as a man chasteneth his son, Yahweh thy God, hath been chastening thee.

So he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna which thou hadst not known, neither had thy fathers' known, - that he might lead thee to consider that not on bread alone, shall the son of earth live, but on whatsoever cometh from the bidding of Yahweh, shall the son of earth live.


Jonathan therefore rose up from the table, in a glow of anger, - and did eat no food on the second day of the month, for he was grieved for David, because his father had reviled him.

David therefore earnestly sought God in behalf of the boy, - and David kept a fast, and used to go in and pass the night, and lie upon the ground.

And, when all the people came near to get David to eat bread, while yet it was day, David sware, saying - So, let God do to me, and, so, let him add, if, before the sun go in, I taste bread, or anything else.

and took their bones, and buried them under the tamarisk-tree in Jabesh, - and fasted seven days.

So they gathered themselves unto Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before Yahweh, and fasted on that day, and said, there, We have sinned against Yahweh. And Samuel judged the sons of Israel in Mizpah.

And they lamented aloud, and wept, and fasted until the evening, - for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Yahweh, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.

Then Saul hastened, and fell prostrate - the whole length of him - to the earth, and was sore afraid, at the words of Samuel, and indeed, no, strength, was left in him, for he had not eaten food all the day and all the night.


Surely, perverse, is my people Me, have they not known, Foolish sons, they are, Yea without understanding, they are: Wise, they are to commit wickedness, But how to do well, they know not!


And the sons of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the assembly had sworn unto them by Yahweh, God of Israel, - but all the assembly murmured against the princes. And all the princes said unto all the assembly, We, have sworn unto them, by Yahweh, God of Israel, - now, therefore, we may not touch them.


This, will we do unto them, even let them live, - lest there come on us wrath, because of the oath which we have sworn unto them. And the princes said unto them - Let them live. So they became hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the assembly, as the princes spake unto them. And Joshua called for them, and spake unto them, saying, - Wherefore did ye deceive us, saying - We are, very far, from you, whereas, ye, in our midst, are dwelling? read more.
Now, therefore, accursed, ye are, - and ye shall not cease to be in bond-service as hewers of wood and drawers of water, for the house of my God. And they responded to Joshua, and said - Because it was, plainly told, thy servants, how that Yahweh thy God had commanded Moses his servant to give unto you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, - therefore feared we greatly, for our lives, because of you, and did this thing. Now, therefore, here we are, in thy hand, - as may be good and right in thine eyes, to do unto us, do. And he did to them so, - and rescued them out of the hand of the sons of Israel, and they slew them not. And Joshua appointed them that day to be hewers of wood and drawers of water unto the assembly, - and unto the altar of Yahweh, as they are until this day, in the place which he should choose.


they, however, acted craftily, and went and started, - and took old sacks for their asses, and leathern wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; and sandals, old and patched, upon their feet, and worn-out mantles upon them, - and, all the bread of their provision, was dry and broken. So they took their journey unto Joshua, unto the camp, at Gilgal, - and said unto him, and unto the men of Israel, From a far country, are we come, Now, therefore, solemnise with us a covenant. read more.
And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, - Peradventure, in our midst, ye are dwelling, how then can we solemnise with you a covenant? And they said unto Joshua: Thy servants, we are. And Joshua said unto them: Who, are ye? And, from whence, come ye? And they said unto him - From a very far country, have thy servants come, because of the name of Yahweh thy God, - because we had heard his fame, and all that he had done in Egypt; and all that he had done unto the two kings of the Amorites who were over the Jordan, - unto Sihon, king of Heshbon, and unto Og, king of Bashan, who was in Ashtaroth. So our elders and all the inhabitants of our land spake unto us, saying - Take ye, in your hand, provision for the journey, and go your way to meet them, - then shall ye say unto them, Your servants, we are. Now, therefore, solemnise with us a covenant. This our bread, took we, hot, for our provision, out of our houses, on the day we came forth to journey unto you, - but, now, lo! it is dry, yea it is broken; and, these leathern wine bottles, which we filled new, lo! also, they are rent, - and, as for these our mantles and our sandals, they are worn out, by reason of the very long journey.


And Joshua made peace with them, and solemnised with them a covenant to let them live, - and the princes of the assembly, entered into an oath with them.


Moreover the mixed multitude that was in their midst concealed not their lusting, - and so even the sons of Israel, fell away and wept, and said: Who will grant us to eat flesh?

They put GOD to the proof in their heart, By asking food to their mind:


The flesh, was yet between their teeth, not yet chewed, - when the anger of Yahweh, had kindled upon the people, and Yahweh smote the people, with an exceeding great plague.


The flesh, was yet between their teeth, not yet chewed, - when the anger of Yahweh, had kindled upon the people, and Yahweh smote the people, with an exceeding great plague.


Holiness, was Israel unto Yahweh, The first-fruit of his increase, - All that devoured it, were held guilty, Calamity used to come upon them, - Declareth Yahweh.


Now, when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went forth unto the cities of Judah, and brake in pieces the pillars - and cut down the Sacred Stems - and threw down the high places and the altars, out of all Judah and Benjamin - and throughout Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had made an end, - then all the sons of Israel returned every man to his own possession, unto their own cities.


And Moses made outcry unto Yahweh saying, What am I to do, with this people? Yet a little, and they will stone me.


Of the Rock who had begotten thee, thou wast unmindful, - And didst forget GOD who had given thee birth.


How happy art thou, O Israel! Who is like unto thee, O people victorious in Yahweh? Thy helpful shield, who also is thy majestic sword, - So that thy foes come cringing unto thee, And, thou, upon their heights, dost march along.

And, kings, shall be, thy foster-fathers. And their queens, thy nursing mothers, With face to the ground, shall they bow down to thee, The dust of thy feet, shall they lick, - So shalt thou know that, I, am Yahweh, In that, they shall not be put to shame, Who were waiting for me.

Thus, saith Yahweh - The produce of Egypt and the gain of Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, men of great stature, Unto thee, shall come over, And thine, shall they become, After thee, shall they journey, In chains, shall they come over, - And unto thee, shall they bow down Unto thee, shall they pray saying , - Surely, in thee, is a GOD And there is none else - no, God!

Then shall come unto thee bending low, The sons of them who had humbled thee, Then shall bow down, unto the soles of thy feet, All they who had despised thee; And they shall call thee - The city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

and hath avowed that he will set thee on high above all the nations which he hath made, for praise, and for renown and for glory, and that thou shalt be a holy people unto Yahweh thy God as he hath spoken.

And it shall be, if thou wilt, hearken, unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to observe to do all his commandments which I am commanding thee to-day, then will Yahweh thy God set thee on high, above all the nations of the earth;

And Yahweh, will give thee, to be the head, and not the tail, and thou shalt be only above, and shalt not be beneath, - because thou dost hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh thy God, which I am commanding thee, to-day, to observe and to do;

He made him ride on the high places of the land, Caused him to eat the increase of the fields, - And gave him to suck honey out of the cliff, And oil out of the rock of flint:

And peoples shall take them, and bring them into their own place, And the house of Israel shall possess themselves of them upon the soil of Yahweh for servants and for handmaids, - Thus shall they be taking captive their captors, And shall tread down their oppressors.


How happy art thou, O Israel! Who is like unto thee, O people victorious in Yahweh? Thy helpful shield, who also is thy majestic sword, - So that thy foes come cringing unto thee, And, thou, upon their heights, dost march along.

And, kings, shall be, thy foster-fathers. And their queens, thy nursing mothers, With face to the ground, shall they bow down to thee, The dust of thy feet, shall they lick, - So shalt thou know that, I, am Yahweh, In that, they shall not be put to shame, Who were waiting for me.

Thus, saith Yahweh - The produce of Egypt and the gain of Ethiopia, and the Sabeans, men of great stature, Unto thee, shall come over, And thine, shall they become, After thee, shall they journey, In chains, shall they come over, - And unto thee, shall they bow down Unto thee, shall they pray saying , - Surely, in thee, is a GOD And there is none else - no, God!

Then shall come unto thee bending low, The sons of them who had humbled thee, Then shall bow down, unto the soles of thy feet, All they who had despised thee; And they shall call thee - The city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

and hath avowed that he will set thee on high above all the nations which he hath made, for praise, and for renown and for glory, and that thou shalt be a holy people unto Yahweh thy God as he hath spoken.

And it shall be, if thou wilt, hearken, unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to observe to do all his commandments which I am commanding thee to-day, then will Yahweh thy God set thee on high, above all the nations of the earth;

And Yahweh, will give thee, to be the head, and not the tail, and thou shalt be only above, and shalt not be beneath, - because thou dost hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh thy God, which I am commanding thee, to-day, to observe and to do;

He made him ride on the high places of the land, Caused him to eat the increase of the fields, - And gave him to suck honey out of the cliff, And oil out of the rock of flint:

And peoples shall take them, and bring them into their own place, And the house of Israel shall possess themselves of them upon the soil of Yahweh for servants and for handmaids, - Thus shall they be taking captive their captors, And shall tread down their oppressors.


Be making agreement with thine adversary, quickly, while thou art with him, in the way, - lest once thine adversary deliver thee up unto the judge, and the judge, unto the officer, and, into prison, thou be cast.

And I charged your judges, at that time, saying, - Ye are to hear between your brethren and shall judge righteously, between each magi and his brother and his sojourner.

And he used to take his journey, from year to year, and go round to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpah, - and used to judge Israel, at all these places.

If one man sin against another, God will interpose, but, if, against Yahweh, a man sin, who will intercede, for him? But they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, for Yahweh was pleased to put them to death.

Judges and officers, shalt thou appoint thee in all thy gates, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, by thy tribes, - and they shall judge the people, with righteous judgment,

And he stationed judges in the land, throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city;

When there ariseth a controversy between men, and they come nigh unto judgment, and judgment is granted them, then shall they justify the righteous man, and condemn the lawless.

Now it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat, to judge the people, - and the people stood by Moses, from the morning, until the evening.

saying - A certain judge, there was in a certain city, - having, for God, no reverence, and, for man, no respect.


yet, even unto their judges, did thy not hearken, for they went unchastely astray after other gods, and bowed themselves down to them, - they turned aside speedily out of the way wherein their fathers who hearkened unto the commandments of Yahweh, walked, they did not so.

And Gideon made thereof an Ephod, and set it up in his own city, in Ophrah, and all Israel went unchastely astray after it there, - so it became, to Gideon and to his house, a snare.

But they dealt unfaithfully with the God of their fathers, - and went unchastely after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed from before them;

And they became unclean by their works, and became unchaste in their doings.

Then shall they who have escaped of you remember me, among the nations whither they have been carried captive, In that I have broken their adulterous heart, which hath turned aside from me, And their eyes which have adulterously gone after their manufactured gods, So shall they become loathsome in their own sight, for the wicked things which they have done in all their abominations.

Therefore say thou unto the house of Israel. Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, Is it in the way of your fathers, you are defiling yourselves,- And after their abominations, that ye are committing lewdness

Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord. Yahweh, Because thou hast forgotten me, and has cast me behind thy back, Thou also thyself, bear thou thy lewdness and thine unchaste doings.

My people, of their Wood, do ask, - Let, their Staff, then tell them, - for, the spirit of unchastity, hath led them astray, and they have unchastely departed from under their God.

Their doings, will not suffer, them to return unto their God, - for, the spirit of unchastity, is within them, and, Yahweh, have they not known.

Do not rejoice, O Israel, with exultation, like the peoples, for thou hast gone away unchastely from beside thy God, - thou hast loved a present, upon all the threshing-floors of corn!


yet, even unto their judges, did thy not hearken, for they went unchastely astray after other gods, and bowed themselves down to them, - they turned aside speedily out of the way wherein their fathers who hearkened unto the commandments of Yahweh, walked, they did not so.

And Gideon made thereof an Ephod, and set it up in his own city, in Ophrah, and all Israel went unchastely astray after it there, - so it became, to Gideon and to his house, a snare.

But they dealt unfaithfully with the God of their fathers, - and went unchastely after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed from before them;

And they became unclean by their works, and became unchaste in their doings.

Then shall they who have escaped of you remember me, among the nations whither they have been carried captive, In that I have broken their adulterous heart, which hath turned aside from me, And their eyes which have adulterously gone after their manufactured gods, So shall they become loathsome in their own sight, for the wicked things which they have done in all their abominations.

Therefore say thou unto the house of Israel. Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, Is it in the way of your fathers, you are defiling yourselves,- And after their abominations, that ye are committing lewdness

Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord. Yahweh, Because thou hast forgotten me, and has cast me behind thy back, Thou also thyself, bear thou thy lewdness and thine unchaste doings.

My people, of their Wood, do ask, - Let, their Staff, then tell them, - for, the spirit of unchastity, hath led them astray, and they have unchastely departed from under their God.

Their doings, will not suffer, them to return unto their God, - for, the spirit of unchastity, is within them, and, Yahweh, have they not known.

Do not rejoice, O Israel, with exultation, like the peoples, for thou hast gone away unchastely from beside thy God, - thou hast loved a present, upon all the threshing-floors of corn!


So will I turn your festivals into mourning, and all your songs into a dirge, and I will bring up - on all loins - sackcloth, and upon every head - baldness, - and I will make it like the mourning for an only one, even the afterpart thereof, as a day of bitterness.

And I will cause to cease all her mirth, her pilgrim-festival, her new moon and her sabbath, - and her every appointed meeting;

And light of lamp, - in nowise shine in thee any more; and voice of bridegroom and bride, - in nowise be heard in thee any more; because, thy merchants, were the great ones of the earth, because, with thy sorcery, were all the nations deceived:

And I will cause to cease the hum of thy songs; And the sound of thy lyres, shall not be heard any more.

There is an outcry concerning wine in the streets, - Darkened is all joy, Departed the gladness of the earth.

So will I cause to cease, From the cities of Judah, and, From the streets of Jerusalem, The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, The voice of the bridegroom, and The voice of the bride, - For, a desolation, shall the land become.

For, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Behold me! causing to cease out of this place, Before your eyes, And in your days, The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, The voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride,

And I will banish from among them - The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, The voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, - The sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp:

Ceased hath the joy of our hearts, Changed to mourning, our dance.


So will I turn your festivals into mourning, and all your songs into a dirge, and I will bring up - on all loins - sackcloth, and upon every head - baldness, - and I will make it like the mourning for an only one, even the afterpart thereof, as a day of bitterness.

And I will cause to cease all her mirth, her pilgrim-festival, her new moon and her sabbath, - and her every appointed meeting;

And light of lamp, - in nowise shine in thee any more; and voice of bridegroom and bride, - in nowise be heard in thee any more; because, thy merchants, were the great ones of the earth, because, with thy sorcery, were all the nations deceived:

And I will cause to cease the hum of thy songs; And the sound of thy lyres, shall not be heard any more.

There is an outcry concerning wine in the streets, - Darkened is all joy, Departed the gladness of the earth.

So will I cause to cease, From the cities of Judah, and, From the streets of Jerusalem, The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, The voice of the bridegroom, and The voice of the bride, - For, a desolation, shall the land become.

For, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Behold me! causing to cease out of this place, Before your eyes, And in your days, The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, The voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride,

And I will banish from among them - The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, The voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, - The sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp:

Ceased hath the joy of our hearts, Changed to mourning, our dance.


Then will mine anger kindle upon them in that day, and I will forsake them and will hide my face from them and they shall be consumed, and many calamities and misfortunes shall find them out, - and they will say, in that day, Is it not because my God is not in my midst, that these calamities have found me out?

And I will set my face against you, And ye shall be smitten before your foes,-And be trodden down by them who hate you, And shall flee when no one is pursuing you.

My God will reject them, because they hearkened not unto him, - that they may become wanderers throughout the nations.

And will cast you out from before me, - Just as I have cast out All your brethren, All the seed of Ephraim.

But it shall be, if thou do not hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I am commanding thee to-day, then shall come in upon thee all these curses and shall reach thee: -

That he may deliver up Israel, - on account of the sin of Jeroboam, which he committed, and which he caused, Israel, to commit.

Then said Yahweh unto me, Though Moses and Samuel should stand before me, My soul could not be toward this people, - Send them away from before me And let them go forth.

In order that should be judged who would not believe in the truth, but were well-pleased with the unrighteousness.


Then will mine anger kindle upon them in that day, and I will forsake them and will hide my face from them and they shall be consumed, and many calamities and misfortunes shall find them out, - and they will say, in that day, Is it not because my God is not in my midst, that these calamities have found me out?

And I will set my face against you, And ye shall be smitten before your foes,-And be trodden down by them who hate you, And shall flee when no one is pursuing you.

My God will reject them, because they hearkened not unto him, - that they may become wanderers throughout the nations.

And will cast you out from before me, - Just as I have cast out All your brethren, All the seed of Ephraim.

But it shall be, if thou do not hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I am commanding thee to-day, then shall come in upon thee all these curses and shall reach thee: -

That he may deliver up Israel, - on account of the sin of Jeroboam, which he committed, and which he caused, Israel, to commit.

Then said Yahweh unto me, Though Moses and Samuel should stand before me, My soul could not be toward this people, - Send them away from before me And let them go forth.

In order that should be judged who would not believe in the truth, but were well-pleased with the unrighteousness.


And it came to pass that when the people were giving themselves up to murmuring, it was grievous in the ears of Yahweh, - so Yahweh hearkened, and kindled was his anger, and the fire of Yahweh burned among them, and consumed the uttermost part of the camp.

I remember God and I murmur, I muse, and my spirit swooneth. Selah.

So the people murmured against Moses - saying, What are we to drink?

Then said they unto Moses, Was it because there were no graves in Egypt, that thou didst fetch us to die in the desert? What is this thou hast done to us, bringing us forth out of Egypt?

Then did all the assembly of the sons of Israel murmur against Moses and against Aaron in the desert;

So the people thirsted, there for water, and the people murmured against Moses, - and said - Wherefore is it that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill me and my sons and my cattle, with thirst?

How long, as regardeth this evil assembly, re they to be murmuring against me? The murmuring of the sons of Israel which, they, have been murmuring against me, have I heard,

And the people contended with Moses, - and spake saying, Would then we had died a when our brethren died, before Yahweh!

So then the people spake against God and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt, to die in the desert? for there is neither bread nor water, and our soul, doth loathe this contemptible bread!

These, are murmurers, complainers, according to their covetings, going on, - and, their mouth, speaketh great swelling words, - holding persons in admiration, for profit's sake.


Whereby, indeed, shall it be known then that I have found favour in thine eyes, I, and thy people? Shall it not be, by thy going on with us? So shall we be more distinguished, I, and thy people, than any people that are on the face of the ground.

Now, therefore, make confession unto Yahweh God of your fathers, and do his pleasure, - and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign women.

and Yahweh thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and thou shalt smite them, thou shalt devote them to destruction, thou shalt not solemnise with them a covenant neither shalt thou shew them favour;

Now, therefore, your daughters, do not ye give to their sons, and, their daughters, do not ye take for your sons, neither shall ye seek their prosperity nor their pleasure unto times age-abiding, - to the end ye may become strong, and may eat the good of the land, and may suffer your children to possess I, unto times age-abiding.

But, ye, must not solemnise a covenant with the inhabitants of this land, Their altars, must ye tear down, - But ye have not hearkened unto my voice, what is this ye have done?

so as not to go in among these nations, these which remain with you, - and, with the name of their gods, shall ye neither make memorial nor put on oath, and neither serve them, - nor bow down to them.

Therefore shall ye be unto me, holy persons, for, holy, am, I - Yahweh, - Therefore have I distinguished you from the peoples, that ye may be mine.

Surely from the head of the rocks, do I see him, Yea, from the hills, do I observe him, - Lo! a people, who alone doth dwell, And among the nations, he doth not reckon himself.

Wherefore Thus, saith Yahweh - If thou wouldst return, I will cause thee to return Before me, shalt thou stand, Yea if thou wilt bring out the precious from among the vile, As mine own mouth shalt thou be, - Let them return unto thee, But thou, shalt not return unto them;


and, Amaziah king of Judah, son of Joash son of Jehoahaz, was taken by Joash king of Israel, in Beth-shemesh, - and he brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, from the gate of Ephraim as far as the corner-gate, four hundred cubits;

then, came up Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to make war, - and they laid siege against Ahaz, but could not overcome him .

O God, nations, Have entered thine inheritance, Have profaned thy holy temple, - Have laid Jerusalem in heaps:

and, upon Amaziah, king of Judah, son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, did Jehoash king of Israel, seize, in Beth-shemesh, - and entered Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, at the gate of Ephraim, as far as the corner gate, four hundred cubits;

And it came to pass, in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt, came up against Jerusalem;

At that time, came up the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem, - and the city came into the siege.

How is seated alone, the city that abounded with people, hath become as a widow, - She who abounded among the nations was a princess among provinces, hath come under tribute.


For lo! I am giving command, and will sift, throughout all the nations, the house of Israel, - as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet shall there not fall a kernel, to the earth.

Now there were in Jerusalem sojourning Jews, reverent men from every nation who were under heaven;

My God will reject them, because they hearkened not unto him, - that they may become wanderers throughout the nations.

And, the sons of Judah and the sons of Jerusalem, ye sold to the sons of Greece, - that they might be far removed from their own boundary.

So I dispersed them among the nations, And they were scattered throughout the lands, - According to their way and according to their doings, I judged them.

The Jews, therefore, said unto themselves - Whither, is, this one, about to go, that we shall not find him? Unto the dispersion of the Greeks, is he about to go, and teach the Greeks?

The third part of thee by pestilence, shall die, and by famine, be consumed in thy midst And the third part by the sword, shall fall round about thee,- And the third part to every wind, will I scatter, and a sword, will I make bare after them.

Lo! Yahweh emptying the earth and laying it waste, - And he will overturn the face thereof, And scatter them who dwell therein.

And will scatter them among the nations, which neither they nor their fathers, have known, - And will send after them the sword, until I have consumed them.

But, Judah, age-abidingly, shall remain, and, Jerusalem, to generation after generation.

Then said Yahweh, In like manner, shall the sons of Israel eat their bread defiled, - among the nations whither I will drive them.

Therefore, fathers will eat sons in thy midst, And sons will eat fathers, - And I will execute upon thee judgments, And will scatter the whole remnant of thee, to every wind.

Even, I, lifted up my hand to them in the desert, - That I would disperse them throughout the nations, And scatter them throughout the lands;

To thee, O Lord, belongeth righteousness, but, to us, the shame of faces, as at this day, - to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, the near and the far off, throughout all the lands whither thou hast driven them, in their treachery, wherewith they had been treacherous against thee.


When, even you, I scatter among the nations, And make bare after you, a sword, Then shall your land become an astonishment, And your cities become a desolation.

James, a servant, of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, - unto the twelve tribes that are in the dispersion, Wishes joy.

Remember, I pray thee, the word, which thou didst command Moses thy servant, saying, - If, ye, are unfaithful, I, will scatter you among the peoples:

Then said Haman unto King Ahasuerus, There is a certain people, scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples, throughout all the provinces of thy kingdom, - whose laws, are diverse from every people, and, the laws of the king, they observe not, for the king, therefore, it is not fit, to suffer them.

Thou dost give us up like sheep to be devoured, And, amongst the nations, hast thou scattered us.

Yet will I leave a remnant: In that ye shall have such as are escaped of the sword throughout the nations, when ye are scattered throughout the lands.

So I dispersed them among the nations, And they were scattered throughout the lands, - According to their way and according to their doings, I judged them.

The Jews, therefore, said unto themselves - Whither, is, this one, about to go, that we shall not find him? Unto the dispersion of the Greeks, is he about to go, and teach the Greeks?


Then shall the blood serve you for a sign, on the houses wherein ye are, then will I behold the blood, and will pass over you, - and there shall be among you no plague to destroy, when I smite the laud of Egypt.

And he said: If thou, wilt indeed hearken, to the voice of Yahweh thy God, And the thing that is right in his eyes, thou wilt do, And so give ear to his commandments, And keep all his statutes, None of the sicknesses which I laid on the Egyptians, will I lay upon thee, For, I, am Yahweh, thy physician.


then will I make to differ on that day, the land of Goshen wherein my people do dwell, so that there shall not be there a gad-fly! in order that thou mayest know, that I, Yahweh, am in the midst of the land;

So Yahweh did this thing, on the morrow, and all the cattle of the Egyptians died, - but of the cattle of the sons of Israel, died not one.

Only in the land of Goshen, where were the sons of Israel, was there no hail.

But against none of the sons of Israel, shall a dog sharpen his tongue, neither against man nor beast, - that ye may know that Yahweh maketh a difference between Egypt and Israel.

There shall fall, at thy side, a thousand, Yea, myriads, at thy right hand, Unto thee, shall it not come nigh;


Then shall the blood serve you for a sign, on the houses wherein ye are, then will I behold the blood, and will pass over you, - and there shall be among you no plague to destroy, when I smite the laud of Egypt.

And he said: If thou, wilt indeed hearken, to the voice of Yahweh thy God, And the thing that is right in his eyes, thou wilt do, And so give ear to his commandments, And keep all his statutes, None of the sicknesses which I laid on the Egyptians, will I lay upon thee, For, I, am Yahweh, thy physician.


then will I make to differ on that day, the land of Goshen wherein my people do dwell, so that there shall not be there a gad-fly! in order that thou mayest know, that I, Yahweh, am in the midst of the land;

So Yahweh did this thing, on the morrow, and all the cattle of the Egyptians died, - but of the cattle of the sons of Israel, died not one.

Only in the land of Goshen, where were the sons of Israel, was there no hail.

But against none of the sons of Israel, shall a dog sharpen his tongue, neither against man nor beast, - that ye may know that Yahweh maketh a difference between Egypt and Israel.

There shall fall, at thy side, a thousand, Yea, myriads, at thy right hand, Unto thee, shall it not come nigh;


Joshua son of Nun, who standeth before thee, he, shall enter in thither, him, strengthen thou, for he, shall cause Israel to inherit it.

And said unto you - Ye, shall possess their soil, Yea, I myself, will give it you to possess it, A land flowing with milk and honey, - I - Yahweh, am your God, who have distinguished you from the peoples;

Be firm and bold, - for, thou, shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I sware unto their fathers, - to give unto them.

Moses the servant of Yahweh, and the sons of Israel, had smitten them, - and Moses the servant of Yahweh, had given it, as a possession, unto the Reubenites, and unto the Gadites, and unto the half tribe of Manasseh.

all the inhabitants of the hill country, from the Lebanon as far as Misrephoth-maim - all the Zidonians, I myself, will dispossess them from before the sons of Israel, - nevertheless, assign thou it by lot unto Israel, for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.

By lot, was their inheritance divided, - as Yahweh commanded by the hand of Moses, unto the nine tribes and unto the half tribe.

And Joshua sent the people away, every man unto his inheritance.


For the sake of my servant Jacob, Even Israel my chosen Therefore have I called unto thee by thy name, I give thee a title though thou hast not known me, -

Now, therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh - Creating thee, O Jacob, and Fashioning thee O Israel, - Do not fear, For I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name. Mine, thou art!

Surely from the head of the rocks, do I see him, Yea, from the hills, do I observe him, - Lo! a people, who alone doth dwell, And among the nations, he doth not reckon himself.

And will take you to myself for a people, And will become your God, - And ye shall know that, I Yahweh, am your God, who brought you forth from under the burdens of Egypt:

And because that he loved thy fathers, therefore chose he his seed after him, - and brought thee forth with his presence with his great might, out of Egypt;

Who, then, is like thy people, like Israel, a nation alone in the earth? whom God went to redeem for himself as a people, so to make himself a name, and to do for you the great deed, fearful things also for thy land, to make way for thy people, whom thou hadst redeemed for thyself, out of Egypt, dealing with nations and their god's;

For, Jacob, hath Yah chosen for himself, Israel, for his own treasure.


and he gathered unto him, the sons of Ammon, and Amalek, - and came and smote Israel, and took possession of the city of palm-trees.

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers discovered him, - and he was terrified at the archers.

And the bearer of tidings answered, and said - Israel hath fled before the Philistines, Moreover also, a great smiting, hath taken place among the people, - Moreover also, thy two sons, are slain, Hophni and Phinehas, And, the ark of God, is taken.

There went up thither of the people therefore, about three thousand men, - but they fled before the men of Ai.

And the Philistines set themselves in array to meet Israel, and, when the battle spread, then was Israel smitten before the Philistines, - and there were slain of the army in the field about four thousand men.

And David said unto him - How turned out the matter? tell me, I pray thee. And he said - The people have fled from the battle, yea moreover, many, of the people have fallen, and died, Yea moreover, Saul, and Jonathan his son, are dead.

Thou sufferest us to turn back from the adversary, And, they who hate us, have plundered at will:


And it shall come to pass in that day, That My Lord will again a second time set his hand, to possess himself of the remnant of his people, - who shall be left - from Assyria and from Egypt and from Pathros and from Ethiopia and from Elam and from Shinar and from Hamath and from the Coastlands of the sea;

then will Yahweh thy God bring back thy captivity and have compassion upon thee, - and return and gather thee from among all the peoples whither Yahweh thy God hath scattered thee.

By the life of Yahweh, who hath brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of the North, and out of all the lands whither he had driven them, - So will I bring them back upon their own soil, which I gave to their fathers.

myself, therefore will gather the remnant of my flock, out of all the lands whither I have driven them, - And will bring them back unto their own fold, And they shall be fruitful and multiply;

At that time, will I bring you in, even at the time when I gather you, - Yea I will grant you to become a Name and a Praise, among all the peoples of the earth, when I cause them of your captivities to return before your eyes, saith Yahweh.

And I will bring them back out of the land of Egypt, and, out of Assyria, will I gather them, - and, into the land of Gilead and Lebanon, will I bring them, and room shall not be found for them:


and he gathered unto him, the sons of Ammon, and Amalek, - and came and smote Israel, and took possession of the city of palm-trees.

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers discovered him, - and he was terrified at the archers.

And the bearer of tidings answered, and said - Israel hath fled before the Philistines, Moreover also, a great smiting, hath taken place among the people, - Moreover also, thy two sons, are slain, Hophni and Phinehas, And, the ark of God, is taken.

There went up thither of the people therefore, about three thousand men, - but they fled before the men of Ai.

And the Philistines set themselves in array to meet Israel, and, when the battle spread, then was Israel smitten before the Philistines, - and there were slain of the army in the field about four thousand men.

And David said unto him - How turned out the matter? tell me, I pray thee. And he said - The people have fled from the battle, yea moreover, many, of the people have fallen, and died, Yea moreover, Saul, and Jonathan his son, are dead.

Thou sufferest us to turn back from the adversary, And, they who hate us, have plundered at will:


And, a hair of your head, in nowise shall perish, -

The messenger of Yahweh encampeth around them who revere him, Thus hath he delivered them.

For, as touching Yahweh, seeing that , his eyes, are ever running to and fro throughout all the earth, to shew himself strong with them who are perfect toward himself, thou hast made thyself foolish over this, - for, from henceforth, there shall be with thee - wars.

Yahweh, will preserve him and keep him alive, And he shall be pronounced happy in the land, Do not then give him up at the desire of his enemies!

With his pinion, will he cover thee, And, under his wings, shalt thou seek refuge, A shield and buckler, is his faithfulness.


And, I, will become to her, declareth Yahweh, A wall of fire round about, - and, a glory, will I become in her midst.


And he thoroughly digged it, And gathered out the stones thereof, And planted it with a precious vine, And built a tower in the midst thereof, Moreover also a wine-press, hewed he therein, - Then waited he that it should bring forth grapes. And it brought forth wild grapes:

Yet, I, planted thee a precious vine, a wholly true seed, - How then didst thou change thyself towards me, into the degenerate plantings of the alien vine?

A luxuriant vine, is Israel, fruit, beseemeth him, - According to the abundance of his fruit, hath he brought abundance to the altars, according to the goodliness of his land, hath he made goodly statues.

A vine out of Egypt, thou didst remove, Thou didst cast out nations, and plant it;

Therefore Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, As a vine-tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given up to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

And it shot forth, and became a spreading vine of lowly stature, Its branches turning towards him, And its roots under him spread,- So it became a vine, And brought forth shoots, And sent forth boughs.

Thy mother was like a vine of thy vineyard, By waters, was planted, - Fruitful and full of branches, she became By reason of waters abundant;


And he thoroughly digged it, And gathered out the stones thereof, And planted it with a precious vine, And built a tower in the midst thereof, Moreover also a wine-press, hewed he therein, - Then waited he that it should bring forth grapes. And it brought forth wild grapes:

Yet, I, planted thee a precious vine, a wholly true seed, - How then didst thou change thyself towards me, into the degenerate plantings of the alien vine?

A luxuriant vine, is Israel, fruit, beseemeth him, - According to the abundance of his fruit, hath he brought abundance to the altars, according to the goodliness of his land, hath he made goodly statues.

A vine out of Egypt, thou didst remove, Thou didst cast out nations, and plant it;

Therefore Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, As a vine-tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given up to the fire for fuel, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

And it shot forth, and became a spreading vine of lowly stature, Its branches turning towards him, And its roots under him spread,- So it became a vine, And brought forth shoots, And sent forth boughs.

Thy mother was like a vine of thy vineyard, By waters, was planted, - Fruitful and full of branches, she became By reason of waters abundant;


In the days of Pekah king of Israel, came Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali - and carried them away captive to Assyria.

And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the generals, and all the mighty men of valour, ten thousand becoming captives, and all the artificers and the smiths, - none remained save the poorest of the people of the land.

And, the residue of the people who were left in the city, and the disheartened who fell away unto the king of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan, chief of the royal executioners, carry away captive.

In the ninth year of Hoshea, did the king of Assyria capture Samaria, and carried Israel away captive to Assyria, - and settled them in Halah, and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and the mountains of Media.

So the king of Assyria drave away Israel to Assyria, - and settled them in Halah, and in Habor, by the river of Gozan, and the mountains of Media:

Wherefore Yahweh his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria, who smote him, and carried away captive from him a large body of captives, and brought them into Damascus, - yea, even into the hand of the king of Israel, was he delivered, who smote him with a great smiting.


And it came to pass, during those many days, that the king of Egypt died, and the sons of Israel sighed by reason of the servitude and lamented, - and their cry for help went up to God, by reason of the servitude.

So they set over them chiefs of tribute, to the end they might humiliate them with their burdens, - and they built store-cities for Pharaoh, even Pithom and Raamses.

And it came to pass in those days when Moses grew up, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens, - and saw, an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew - of his brethren,

And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore O Moses and Aaron should ye loose the people from their works? Get you to your burdens.

and how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we abode in Egypt, many days, rod that the Egyptians ill-treated us, and our fathers;

He let them turn their heart - To hate his people, To deal treacherously with his servants;

But God, spake thus - His seed shall be a sojourner in a foreign land, and they will bring it into bondage, and ill-treat it four-hundred years;


And it came to pass, during those many days, that the king of Egypt died, and the sons of Israel sighed by reason of the servitude and lamented, - and their cry for help went up to God, by reason of the servitude.

So they set over them chiefs of tribute, to the end they might humiliate them with their burdens, - and they built store-cities for Pharaoh, even Pithom and Raamses.

And it came to pass in those days when Moses grew up, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens, - and saw, an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew - of his brethren,

And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore O Moses and Aaron should ye loose the people from their works? Get you to your burdens.

and how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we abode in Egypt, many days, rod that the Egyptians ill-treated us, and our fathers;

He let them turn their heart - To hate his people, To deal treacherously with his servants;

But God, spake thus - His seed shall be a sojourner in a foreign land, and they will bring it into bondage, and ill-treat it four-hundred years;


And Yahweh said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people, in all that they shall say unto thee, - for, not thee, have they rejected, but, me, have they rejected, from being king over them.

And all the people responded together and said, All that Yahweh hath spoken, will we do. And Moses took back the words of the people, unto Yahweh.

at the bidding of Yahweh, the sons of Israel set forward, and at the bidding of Yahweh, they encamped, - all the days that the cloud abode upon the habitation, they remained encamped.

that thou mayest pass through into the covenant of Yahweh thy God and into his oath, - which Yahweh thy God is solemnising with thee, to-day:

And Gideon said unto them, I, will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you, - Yahweh, shall rule over you.

But, when ye saw that, Nahash king of the sons of Ammon, came upon you, then said ye unto me, Nay! but, a king, shall reign over us, when, Yahweh your God, was your king!


and, finding a certain Jew, by name Aquila, of Pontus by birth, - lately come from Italy, and Priscilla his wife, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to be leaving Rome, he came unto them,

At that time, Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath, to Syria, and wholly cleared out the Jews from Eloth, - and, the Syrians, entered Elath, and have dwelt there, unto this day.

Then were sent letters, by the hand of the runners, into all the provinces of the king, To destroy, to slay and to cause to perish all Jews, both young and old, little ones and women, in one day, on the thirteenth of the twelfth month, the same, is the month Adar, - and the spoil of them to be a prey.

They have said in their heart, Let us suppress them altogether, They have burned up all the meeting-places of GOD in the land.

They have said - Come, and let us wipe them out from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.

Wherefore, at the same time, drew near certain Chaldeans, - and accused the Jews:

and, leading them forward unto the magistrates, said - These men, are exceedingly troubling our city, they, being Jews,


The cities of the South, are shut And there is none to open, - Judah hath been carried away captive, She hath altogether been carried away captive in full number.

Yahweh will bring thee and thy king whom thou wilt set up over thee, unto a nation which thou hast not known, thou nor thy fathers, - and thou shalt serve there other gods of wood and of stone.

And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be carried away captive into all the nations, and, Jerusalem, shall be trodden down by the nations, until the seasons of the nations shall be fulfilled and shall be.

Therefore will Yahweh smite Israel, as a reed shaketh in water, and will root out Israel, from off this goodly soil, which he gave unto their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River (Euphrates), - because they have made their Sacred Stems, provoking Yahweh to anger:

And of thy sons who shall issue from thee whom thou shalt beget, shall they take away, - and they shall become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

For, thus, saith Amos, By the sword, shall Jeroboam, die, - and, Israel, shall, surely be exiled, from off his own soil.


Then brake we up from the river of Ahava, on the twelfth of the first month, to journey unto Jerusalem, - and, the hand of our God, was upon us, and he delivered us from the grasp of the enemy and of the lier in wait, by the way.

My God, hath sent his messenger, and hath shut the mouth of the lions, and they have not hurt me; forasmuch as, before him, rectitude was found in me, moreover also, before thee, O king, no, crime, had I committed.

Then prayed Elisha, and said, O Yahweh! open, I beseech thee, his eyes, that he may see. And Yahweh opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and lo! the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire, round about Elisha.

And they brake up, - and it came to pass that the terror of God, was on the cities which were round about them, so that they pursued not after the sons of Jacob.

so it came in between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, so it became a cloud and darkness, and yet lighted up the night, - so that the one came not near unto the other, all the night.

saying - Do not injure the land, or the sea, or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God upon their foreheads.


Because of the blood which thou hast shed, hast thou become guilty. And with the manufactured gods which thou hast made, hast thou defiled thyself, Thus hast thou brought near thy days, And hast come unto thy years, - For this cause, have I delivered thee As a reproach to the nations, And as a derision to all the lands.

yea I will deliver them up, as a terror of calamity, to all the kingdoms of the earth, - as a reproach and as a byword, as a mockery and as a contempt, in every place whither I will drive them;

Thus shalt thou become a horror, a byword, and a mockery, among all the peoples whither Yahweh thy God will drive thee.

then will I cut off Israel, from the face of the soil, which I have given unto them, and, the house which I have hallowed for my Name, will I suffer to be carried away from before me, - and Israel shall become a byword and a mockery, among all the peoples;

Thou dust make us, A by-word among the nations, - A shaking of the head among the peoples.


He will come, and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard unto others. But, when they heard it, they said - Far be it!

If, however, some of the branches, have been broken out, and, thou, being a wild olive hast been grafted in among them, and hast become a joint partaker of the root of the fatness of the olive,

My God will reject them, because they hearkened not unto him, - that they may become wanderers throughout the nations.

For, I say unto you - Not one of those men who had been invited, shall taste of my supper.

Wherefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God, will be taken away from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof:


He will come, and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard unto others. But, when they heard it, they said - Far be it!

If, however, some of the branches, have been broken out, and, thou, being a wild olive hast been grafted in among them, and hast become a joint partaker of the root of the fatness of the olive,

My God will reject them, because they hearkened not unto him, - that they may become wanderers throughout the nations.

For, I say unto you - Not one of those men who had been invited, shall taste of my supper.

Wherefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God, will be taken away from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof:


Another parable, hear ye: - A man there was, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and, a wall around it, placed, and digged in it a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, - and left home.

The more that Many, were amazed at thee, So marred, beyond any man's, was his appearance, - And his form, beyond the sons of men,

Thus, saith Yahweh - the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One To him that is despised of the soul, To the abhorred of the nation To the servant of rulers, Kings, shall see and arise, Princes, lo! they have bowed themselves down, - Because of Yahweh, who is faithful, The Holy One of Israel, lo! he hath chosen thee.

So shall he become a hallowed asylum, - But a stone to strike against, and a rock to stumble over unto both houses of Israel A trap and a snare to the dweller in Jerusalem; And many, shall stumble among them, - and fall and be torn, and snared, and captured.

Now, therefore, said Yahweh - Fashioning me from birth To be Servant to him, To restore Jacob unto him, And that, Israel, unto him, might be gathered And I be honourable in the eyes of Yahweh, And, my God, be proved to have been my strength,

Who believed what we have heard? And, the arm of Yahweh, to whom was it revealed? When he came up as a sapling before him. And as a root-sprout out of dry ground, He had neither beauty nor majesty, - When we beheld him, there was nothing to behold, that we should desire him; Despised was he, and forsaken of men, Man of pains and familiar with sickness, - Yea, like one from whom the face is hidden, Despised, and we esteemed him not.

And, answering, Jesus, again, spake in parables unto them, saying: -


Thus Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt in the land of Goshen, - and gained possessions therein, and became fruitful and multiplied exceedingly.

Then did the sons of Israel break up from Rameses, towards Succoth, - about six hundred thousand foot of men grown, besides little ones. Moreover also, a mixed multitude, came up with them, - flocks also, and herds, exceeding much cattle,

But the sons of Israel, were fruitful and swarmed and multiplied and waxed mighty, with exceeding vigour, - so that the land was filled with them. Then arose a new king over Egypt, - who had not known Joseph. So he said, unto his people, Lo! the people of the sons of Israel are too many and mighty for us! read more.
Come on! let us shew ourselves wise with regard to them, lest they so multiply that it shall come to pass when war befalleth us, that they also, shall join themselves unto them who hate us, and shall make war upon us. and then go up out of the land. So they set over them chiefs of tribute, to the end they might humiliate them with their burdens, - and they built store-cities for Pharaoh, even Pithom and Raamses. But the more they were humiliating them, the more, were they multiplying, and, the more, were they breaking forth, so they were filled with alarm because of the sons of Israel. And the Egyptians rigorously made the sons of Israel serve; and embittered their lives with harsh service, in clay and in bricks, and in all manner of service in the field, - all their service, wherein they rigorously made them serve. Then said the king of Egypt to the Hebrew midwives, - of whom, the name of the one was, Shiphrah, and, the name of the other Puah; - then he said - When ye act as midwives unto the Hebrew women, then shall ye look out for the sex, - If it is, a son, then shall ye kill it, But, if it is, a daughter, then shall it live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt spake unto them, - but suffered the male children to live. Then called the king of Egypt for the midwives, and said to them - Wherefore have ye done this thing, that ye should let the male children live? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh. Because not like the Egyptian women, are the Hebrew women, for they are full of life, ere yes the midwife can come in unto them, they have given birth, So then God dealt well with the midwives, - and the people multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty.

And he made his people exceeding fruitful, - And caused them to become stronger than their adversaries.

Now, just as the time of the promise was drawing near wherewith God had agreed with Abraham, the people grew, and were multiplied in Egypt, -


And Yahweh said to her. Two nations, are in thy womb, And two races, from thy body, shall be parted, - And, one race, shall be stronger, than the other race, And the elder, shall serve the younger.

And on thy sword, shalt thou live, And thy brother, shalt thou serve: But it shall come to pass when thou shalt rove at large, Then shalt thou break his yoke from off thy neck.

And he said to Abram - Thou must surely know, that, sojourners, will thy seed become in a land not theirs, and shall serve them and they will humble them, four hundred years;

And he brought him forth abroad and said - Look steadfastly. I pray thee towards the heavens, and number the stars, if thou be able to number, them, And he said to him, Thus, shall be thy seed.

Then, may God give thee of the dew of the heavens, And of the fatness of the earth, - And abundance of corn and new wine: Let peoples serve thee And races bow down to thee, Become thou lord to thy brethren, And let the sons of thy mother bow down to thee, - He that curseth thee, be accursed! And he that blesseth thee, be blessed!

and will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and will give to thy seed, all these lands, - And all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves in thy seed:

And his father refused, and said - I know - my son, I know! He also, shall become a people, and he also, shall become great, - but nevertheless, his younger brother, shall become greater than he, and his seed, shall become a filling up of the nations.


When thou shalt acquire a servant who is a Hebrew, six years, shall he serve, - but in the seventh shall he go out freely - for nought.

So they set on for him - by himself, and for them - by themselves, - and for the Egyptians that were eating with him - by themselves, for the Egyptians might not eat, bread, with the Hebrews for an abomination, had that been to Egyptians.

In booths, shall ye dwell seven days; - All the home-born in Israel, shall dwell in booths:

all the inhabitants of the hill country, from the Lebanon as far as Misrephoth-maim - all the Zidonians, I myself, will dispossess them from before the sons of Israel, - nevertheless, assign thou it by lot unto Israel, for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.

Then said the king of Egypt to the Hebrew midwives, - of whom, the name of the one was, Shiphrah, and, the name of the other Puah; -

And Pharaoh sent, and lo! there had not died of the cattle of Israel, so much as one. But Pharaoh's heart became dull, and he did not let the people go.

And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him - Thus, saith Yahweh, God of the Hebrews, How long hast thou refused to humble thyself before me? Let my people go that they may serve me.


Then came near the heads of fathers, belonging to the family of the sons of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh, out of the families of the sons of Joseph, - and spake before Moses, and before the princes, heads of fathers belonging to the sons of Israel;

Now, the name of the man of Israel that was smitten, who was smitten with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri son of Salu, - prince of an ancestral house of the Simeonites;

Therefore shall ye be brought near in the morning by your tribes, - and it shall be that - the tribe which Yahweh shall seize, shall come near, by families, and the family which Yahweh shall seize, shall come near, by households, and the household which Yahweh shall seize, shall come near, man by man;


But God, spake thus - His seed shall be a sojourner in a foreign land, and they will bring it into bondage, and ill-treat it four-hundred years;

And, this, I say - a covenant previously confirmed by God, the law which, after four hundred and thirty years, hath been brought into being, doth not annul, so as to do away with the promise.

And he said to Abram - Thou must surely know, that, sojourners, will thy seed become in a land not theirs, and shall serve them and they will humble them, four hundred years;

Now, the time during which the sons of Israel dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of four hundred and thirty years, yea it came to pass, on this self-same day, that all the hosts of Yahweh had come forth out of the land of Egypt.


Then he said - Not Jacob, shall thy name be called any more, but Israel, - For thou hast contended with God and with men and hast prevailed.

And God said to him, Thy name, is Jacob, - Thy name shall no longer he called Jacob But, Israel, shall be thy name. So he called his name, Israel.

Unto this day, are they offering according to the former customs, - they are not revering Yahweh, neither are they offering after their own statutes, or their own custom, nor yet after the law and the commandment which Yahweh commanded the sons of Jacob, whose name he made to be Israel:


Yea, forty years, didst thou sustain them in the desert, they lacked nothing, - their mantles, waxed not old and, their feet, swelled not.

Thus brought he them forth, with silver and gold, Nor was there, throughout his tribes, one that faltered;

Now, Moses, was a hundred and twenty years old, when he died, - his eye had not dimmed, nor had his freshness fled.

So he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna which thou hadst not known, neither had thy fathers' known, - that he might lead thee to consider that not on bread alone, shall the son of earth live, but on whatsoever cometh from the bidding of Yahweh, shall the son of earth live. Thy mantle, hath not fallen with age from off thee, and, thy foot, hath not become swollen, - these forty years.

I led you, therefore forty years in the desert, - your mantles fell not with age, from off you, even thy sandal, fell not with age from off thy foot: Bread, ye did not eat, and wine and strong drink, ye did not drink, - that ye might know that, I, Yahweh, was your God.


But, of the poorest of the land, did the chief of the royal executioners, leave, for vine-dressers and for husbandmen.

But, as for the people who were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon left remaining, he set over them Gedaliah, son of Ahikam son of Shaphan. And, when all the generals of the forces, they and the men, heard that the king of Babylon had given oversight unto Gedaliah, then came they in unto Gedaliah, at Mizpah, - even Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and Johanan son of Kareah, and Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah son of a Maacathite, they and their men.

But of the poor people, who had, nothing, did Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners, leave remaining in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and ploughed fields on the same day.

Now, when all the captains of the forces which were in the field - they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had set Gedaliah son of Ahikam in charge over the land, - and that he had committed to him men and women and children, and the poor of the land of those who had not been carried away captive to Babylon, then came they in unto Gedaliah in Mizpah, - both Ishmael son of Nethaniah and Johanan and Jonathan sons of Kareah, and Seraiah son of Tanhumeth and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite and Jezaniah son of the Maachathite, they and their men. Then Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan swats unto them, and to their men saying, Do not be afraid of serving the Chaldeans, - dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon that it may be well with you. read more.
But as for me, behold me! remaining in Mizpah, to stand before the Chaldeans who may come unto us, Ye, however, gather ye wine and summer fruits and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your reties which ye have seized. Likewise also, all the Jews, who were in Moab and among the sons of Ammon and in Edom and who were in any of the lands, when they heard that the king of Babylon had granted a remnant to Judah, and that he had set in charge over them Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan, yea, then returned all the Jews out of all the places whither they had been driven, and came into the land of Judah unto Gedaliah, in Mizpah, - and gathered wine and summer fruits in great abundance.

But, others of the poor of the land, did Nebuzaradan chief of the royal executioners leave, for vinedressers and for husbandmen.


And the messenger of God who was going on before the camp of Israel removed, and came on behind them, - and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them; so it came in between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, so it became a cloud and darkness, and yet lighted up the night, - so that the one came not near unto the other, all the night. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and Yahweh carried away the sea by a mighty east wind all the night, and turned the sea into dry land, - and the waters were cloven asunder. read more.
Then went the sons of Israel into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, - and, the waters, to them, were a wall, on their right hand and on their left.

and what he did unto the forces of Egypt - unto his horses and unto his chariots in that he caused the waters of the Red Sea to flow over their faces, when they were pursuing after you, - and so Yahweh destroyed them (unto this day);


Then shall the blood serve you for a sign, on the houses wherein ye are, then will I behold the blood, and will pass over you, - and there shall be among you no plague to destroy, when I smite the laud of Egypt.

they saw not one another neither rose any man from his couch for three days, - but all the sons of Israel, had light in their dwellings.

Only in the land of Goshen, where were the sons of Israel, was there no hail.

But against none of the sons of Israel, shall a dog sharpen his tongue, neither against man nor beast, - that ye may know that Yahweh maketh a difference between Egypt and Israel.

then will I make to differ on that day, the land of Goshen wherein my people do dwell, so that there shall not be there a gad-fly! in order that thou mayest know, that I, Yahweh, am in the midst of the land; so will I put a separation betwixt my people and thy people. By to-morrow, shall come to pass this sign.

and Yahweh will make a difference between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of the Egyptians, - so that there shall not die from among all that pertaineth to the sons of Israel, a thing! And Yahweh appointed a set time - saying, To-morrow, will Yahweh do this thing, in the land. So Yahweh did this thing, on the morrow, and all the cattle of the Egyptians died, - but of the cattle of the sons of Israel, died not one.


And unto Moses, he said - Come up unto Yahweh - thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, so shall ye bow yourselves down from afar. And Moses alone shall draw near unto Yahweh, but, they shall not draw near, and, the people, shall not come up with him. So Moses came, and recounted to the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the regulations, and all the people responded with one voice and said, All the words which Yahweh hath spoken, will we do. read more.
Then wrote Moses all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar, under the mountain, and twelve pillars, for the twelve tribes of Israel:


Now, when he was in Jerusalem, during the passover, during the feast, many, believed on his name, viewing his signs which he was doing.

Many therefore from among the Jews, who had come unto Mary, and gazed on what he did, believed on him

because, many of the Jews, by reason of him, were withdrawing, and believing on Jesus.

And, many, believed on him there.

And, they, having heard, began glorifying God; and they said to him - Thou observest, brother, how many myriads there are among the Jews who have believed, and, all, are zealous for the law.


And it came to pass that all the persons who were descended from Jacob were seventy souls, - but, Joseph, was already in Egypt.

Now, these, are the names of the sons of Israel who came into Egypt - Jacob and his sons, - the firstborn of Jacob, Reuben: And, the sons of Reuben, - Hanoch and Pallu, and Hezron and Carmi; And, the sons of Simeon, - Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar, - and Shaul, son of the Canaanitess; read more.
And the sons of Levi, - Gershon, Kohath and Merari; And the sons of Judah, - Er and Onan and Shelah, and Perez and Zerah, - but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan, and the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul; And, the sons of Issachar, - Tola and Puvah, and Iob and Shimron; And the sons of Zebulon, - Sered and Elon, and Jahleel. These, are the sons of Leah whom she bare to Jacob in Padan-aram, with Dinah also his daughter, - All the souls of his sons and of his daughters, were thirty-three. And, the sons of Gad, - Zaphon and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, - Eri and Arodi and Areli; And, the sons of Asher, - Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah, and Serah their sister, - and the sons of Beriah, Heber and Malchiel. These, are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, - so she bare these to Jacob, - sixteen souls. The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife, - Joseph and Benjamin; And there were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt, whom Asenath daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On, bare to him,: Manasseh and Ephraim; And the sons of Benjamin - Bela and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Resh, - Muppim and Huppim, and Ard. These, are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob, - all the souls, were fourteen. And, the sons of Dan, - Hushim; And the sons of Naphtali, - Jahzeel and Guni, and Jezer and Shillem. These, are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, - so she bare these to Jacob, - all the souls, were seven. All the souls that came in with Jacob to Egypt that had come forth of his loins, besides Jacob's sons wives, - all the souls, were sixty-six; and, the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls: All the souls of the house of Jacob that came into Egypt, were seventy.

As seventy souls, went thy fathers down to Egypt, - and, now, Yahweh thy God hath made thee like the stars of the heavens for multitude.

And Joseph, sending forth, called for Jacob his father, and all the kindred, consisting of seventy-five souls;


So then Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David his father, - and, Jehoshaphat his son, reigned, in his stead.

And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David, - and Jehoram his son reigned in his steed.


Therefore, lo! I, am going to persuade her, and, though I conduct her forth into wilderness, yet will I speak unto her heart. Then will I give to her her vineyards from thence, and the vale of Achor for a door of hope, - and she will respond there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. And it shall come to pass, in that day, Declareth Yahweh, that she will call me Ishi, and will not call me any more, Baali. read more.
So will I take away the names of the Baals, out of her mouth, - and they shall not be called to mind any more, by their name. And I will solemnize to them a covenant, in that day, with the wild-beast of the field, and with the bird of the heavens, and the creeping thing of the ground, - and, bow and sword and battle, will I break in pieces out of the land, so will I cause them to lie down, in security. And I will take thee unto myself, unto times age-abiding, - yea I will take thee unto myself, in righteousness and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in abounding compassion: Yea I will take thee unto myself, in faithfulness, - So shalt thou know Yahweh. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will respond, Declareth Yahweh, I will respond to the heavens, - and, they, shall respond to the earth; And, the earth, shall respond to the corn, and to the new wine and to the oil, - and, they, shall respond to Jezreel So will I sow her unto me in the land, and will have compassion upon the uncompassionated one, - and will say to him who was No-people-of-mine, My people, thou art, and, he, shall say, My God!

I cannot execute the glow of mine anger, I cannot turn to destroy Ephraim, - for, GOD, am, I, and not man, When thou drawest near, I am a Holy One, though I do not enter a city. After Yahweh, let them go, Like a lion, will he roar, - When, he, shall roar, then let sons, come trembling, out of the West. Let them come trembling like a small bird out of Egypt, and like a dove out of the land of Assyria, - so will I cause them to dwell by their own houses, Declareth Yahweh.

The pangs of a woman in labour, shall overtake him, - he, is a son, not wise, for, now, he cannot stand still, when children are about to be born. Out of the hand of hades, will I ransom them, out of death, will I redeem them, - Where is thy pestilence, O death? Where thy plague, O hades? Repentance, shall be hid from mine eyes.

Ephraim saith - What to me any more are idols? I, have answered, and have closely observed him, I, am like a fir-tree that is green, From me, is thy fruit found.


And, when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said - What meaneth the noise of this loud shout of joy in the camp of the Hebrews? And they learned that, the ark of Yahweh, had come into the camp.

Now, a smith, could not be found, throughout all the land of Israel - for the Philistines had said, Lest the Hebrews make sword or spear.

Circumcised, the eighth day, of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews, - regarding law, a Pharisee,

So they two discovered themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines, - and the Philistines said - Lo! Hebrews, coming forth out of the holes, wherein they had hidden themselves.

Then did Jonathan smite the garrison of Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it, - and, Saul, blew with a horn throughout all the land saying, Let the Hebrews hear!

And, the Hebrews who had aforetime belonged to the Philistines, who had come up with them in the host, even they, turned round so as to be with Israel who were with Saul and Jonathan.


And he brought him forth abroad and said - Look steadfastly. I pray thee towards the heavens, and number the stars, if thou be able to number, them, And he said to him, Thus, shall be thy seed.

That I will, richly bless, thee, and, abundantly multiply, thy seed, as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the lip of the sea, - that thy seed may take possession of the gate of his foes:

and will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and will give to thy seed, all these lands, - And all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves in thy seed:

and I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, - so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also, may be numbered.

And thy seed shall become as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt break forth westward and eastward, and northward and southward, - And all the families of the ground shall be blessed in thee and in thy seed.


But, when, Athaliah mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she rose up and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah. But Jehoshabeath, daughter of the king, took Joash son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the sons of the king who were being slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber, - so Jehoshabeath daughter of King Jehoram - wife of Jehoiada the priest, for, she, was the sister of Ahaziah - hid him from the face of Athaliah so that she slew him not. And it came to pass that he was with them, in the house of God, hidden six years,-while, Athaliah, was reigning over the land.

Now, when, Athaliah, mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. But Jehosheba daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons that were being slain - him and his nurse, into the bedchamber, - so she hid him from the face of Athaliah, that he was not slain. And he was with her, in the house of Yahweh, hiding himself, six years, - while, Athaliah, was reigning over the land. read more.
But, in the seventh year, Jehoiada sent and took the captains over hundreds, of the Carian body-guard, and of the runners, and brought them unto him, in the house of Yahweh, - and, when he had solemnised a Covenant with them, and put them on oath, in the house of Yahweh, then shewed he them the king's son; and commanded them, saying - This, is the thing which ye must do, - A third part of you, will be coming in on the sabbath, and keeping the watch of the house of the king; and, a third, in the side-gate; and, a third, in the gate behind the runners, - so shall ye keep the watch of the house, by turns. And, two parts of you, are all that are going out on the sabbath, - so shall ye keep the watch of the house of Yahweh, as touching the king. Thus shall ye encompass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand, and, he that cometh within the ranks, let him be slain, - so be ye with the king, when he cometh out and when he goeth in. And the captains of hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded, and they took every man his men who were coming in on the sabbath, with them who were going out on the sabbath, - and came unto Jehoiada the priest. And the priest gave unto the captains of hundreds the spears and the shields which belonged to King David, - which were in the house of Yahweh. And the runners stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right corner of the house, as far as the left corner of the house, by the altar and the house, - near the king, round about. Then brought he forth the king's son, and set upon him the crown, and the testimony, and they made him king, and anointed him, - and clapped their hands, and said - May the king live! And, when Athaliah heard the noise of the runners, the people, then came she in unto the people, in the house of Yahweh, and looked, and lo! the king, standing by the pillar, as the custom was, and the captains and the trumpeters, by the king, and, all the people of the land, rejoicing, and blowing with trumpets, - so Athaliah rent her garments, and cried out - Conspiracy! conspiracy! And Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds - officers of the force, and said unto them - Take her forth into the inside of the ranks, and, he that cometh in after her, ye are to slay with the sword. For the priest said, Let her not be slain, in the house of Yahweh. So they made way for her, and she entered the road by which the horses approached the house of the king, and was slain there.

And, in the seventh year, Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the rulers of hundreds - even Azariah son of Jeroham, and Ishmael son of Jehohanan, and Azariah son of Obed, and Maaseiah son of Adaiah and Elishaphat son of Zichri - unto himself, in covenant. And they went round throughout Judah, and gathered together the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the ancestral chiefs of Israel, - and they came into Jerusalem. And all the convocation solemnised a covenant in the house of God, with the king, - and he said to them, Lo! the king's son must reign, as spake Yahweh concerning the sons of David. read more.
This, is the thing that ye shall do, - A third of you entering on the sabbath, both of the priests and of the Levites, as doorkeepers of the porch; and a third, being in the house of the king, and a third, at the foundation gate, - and all the people, being in the courts of the house of Yahweh, then let no one enter the house of Yahweh, save only the priests, and they who are in attendance of the Levites, they, may enter, for, holy, they are,-but, all the people, shall keep the watch of Yahweh. So shall the Levites encompass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand, and, he that entereth into the house, shall be put to death. Thus be ye with the king, when he cometh in and when he goeth out. So the Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded, and they took every man his men, who were coming in on the sabbath, with them who were going out on the sabbath, - for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the courses. And Jehoiada the priest gave unto the captains of hundreds, the spears and the bucklers and the shields, which belonged to King David, - which were in the house of God. And be caused all the people to stand, even every man with his weapon in his hand, from the right corner of the house as far as the left corner of the house, by the altar and the house, - near the king round about. Then brought they forth the king's son, and set upon him the crown and the testimony, and made him king, - and Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, May the king live! Now, when Athaliah heard the noise of the people who were running, and those who were praising the king, - then came she unto the people in the house of Yahweh; and looked, and lo! the king, standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpets by the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing, and blowing with trumpets, and the singers, with instruments of song, and such as led the offering of praise, then Athaliah rent her garments, and said, Conspiracy! conspiracy! Then Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds, officers of the force, and said unto them, Take her forth within the ranks, and he that cometh in after her let him be slain with the sword, - for, said the priest, Ye must not slay her in the house of Yahweh! So they made way for her, and she came into the entrance of the horse-gate of the house of the king, - and they slew her there.


So then my God put it into my heart, and I gathered together the nobles and the deputies and the people, to register their genealogy, - then found I a register roll, of them who came up at the first, and found written therein: - These, are the sons of the province, who came up from among the Captives of the Exile, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did exile, - but they came back to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one to his own city; who came in with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah, - the number of the men of the people of Israel. read more.
The sons of Parosh, two thousand, one hundred, and seventy-two; The sons of Shephatiah, three hundred, and seventy-two; The sons of Arah, six hundred, and fifty-two; The sons of Pahath-moab, belonging to the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand, eight hundred, and eighteen; The sons of Elam, a thousand, two hundred and fifty-four; The sons of Zattu, eight hundred, and forty-five; The sons of Zaccai, seven hundred, and sixty; The sons of Binnui, six hundred, and forty-eight; The sons of Bebai, six hundred, and twenty-eight; The sons of Azgad, two thousand, three hundred, and twenty-two; The sons of Adonikam, six hundred, and sixty-seven; The sons of Bigvai, two thousand, and sixty-seven; The sons of Adin, six hundred, and fifty-five; The sons of Ater, pertaining to Hezekiah, ninety-eight; The sons of Hashum, three hundred, and twenty-eight; The sons of Bezai, three hundred, and twenty-four; The sons of Hariph, a hundred, and twelve; The sons of Gibeon, ninety-five; The men of Bethlehem, and Netophah, a hundred, and eighty-eight; The men of Anathoth, a hundred, and twenty-eight; The men of Beth-azmaveth, forty-two; The men of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah and Beeroth, seven hundred, and forty-three; The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred, and twenty-one; The men of Mickmas, a hundred, and twenty-two; The men of Bethel and Ai, a hundred and twenty-three; The men of the other Nebo, fifty-two; The sons of the other Elam, a thousand, two hundred, and fifty-four; The sons of Harim, three hundred, and twenty; The sons of Jericho, three hundred, and forty-five; The sons of Lod, Hadid and One, seven hundred, and twenty-one; The sons of Senaah, three thousand, nine hundred, and thirty; The priests, The sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Joshua, nine hundred, and seventy-three; The sons of Immer, a thousand, and fifty-two; The sons of Pashhur, a thousand, two hundred, and forty-seven; The sons of Harim, a thousand, and seventeen; The Levites, The sons of Joshua, of Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodevah, seventy-four; The singers, The sons of Asaph, a hundred, and forty-eight; The doorkeepers, The sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, a hundred, and thirty-eight; the sons of Keros, the sons of Sia, the sons of Padon; the sons of Lebana, the sons of Hagaba, the sons of Salmai; the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar; the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda; the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah; the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephushesim; the sons of Bazlith, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha; The Sons of the Servants of Solomon, The sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Perida; the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel; the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of Amen. All the Nethinim, and the Sons of the Servants of Solomon, were three hundred, and ninety-two. And, these, are they who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, - but they could not tell their ancestral house, nor their seed, whether, of Israel, they were: the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, - six hundred and forty-two, And, of the priests, the sons of Hobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, - the sons of Barzillai, who had taken of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name. These, sought their writing wherein they were registered, but it was not found, - so they were desecrated out of the priesthood; and the governor told them, they must not eat of the most holy things, - until there should stand up a priest, with Lights and Perfections. All the gathered host together, was forty-two thousand, three hundred, and sixty; besides, their men-servants and maid-servants, were these, seven thousand, three hundred, and thirty-seven, - and, to them, pertained, singing-men and singing-women, two hundred, and forty-five:


Thus, did your fathers, - when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea, to view the land,

Forty years old, was I when Moses the servant of Yahweh sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, - so I brought him back word, as was in my heart.

And ye came near unto me all of you, and said Let us send men before us, that they may search out for us the land, - and bring us back word, the way by which we must go up, and the cities whereinto we must enter,

And they took in their hand of the fruit of the country, and bare it down unto us, and brought us back word, and said, Good is the land, which Yahweh our God, is giving unto us.


Then arose all the people, both small and great, and the generals of the forces, and came into Egypt, - for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.

So all the people whom Ishmael had carried away captive out of Mizpah, compassed about, and returned and went their way unto Johanan son of Kareah. But, Ishmael son of Nethaniah, escaped with eight men, from the face of Johanan, - and departed unto the sons of Ammon. Then did Johanan son of Kareah and all the captains of the forces who were with him take all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael son of Nethaniah out of Mizpah, after he had smitten Gedaliah son of Ahikam, - mighty men, men of war, and women and children and eunuchs, whom he had recovered out of Gibeon; read more.
and they departed, and dwelt in the khan of Chimham, which is near Bethlehem, - that they might go to enter Egypt; because of the Chaldeans, for they were afraid of them, - because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had smitten Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had set in charge over the land.

But, since ye are saying, - We will not dwell in this land, - nor hearken unto the voice of Yahweh your God: saying, - No! for, into the land of Egypt, will we go, where we shall not see war, nor the sound of a horn, shall we hear, - nor for bread, shall we be famished, - there, then will we dwell Now, therefore, for this cause, hear ye the word of Yahweh, O remnant of Judah, - Thus! saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, - If, ye do indeed set your faces to enter Egypt and do enter to sojourn there, read more.
then shall it come to pass that the sword which ye are fearing shall, there, overtake you, in the land of Egypt, - and the famine which ye are dreading, shall, there, lay fast hold of you, in Egypt, and, there, shall ye die. So shall it be with all the men who have set their faces to enter Egypt to sojourn there, they shah die by sword, by famine or by pestilence, - and they shall have neither survival nor escape, from the face of the calamity which I am about to bring in upon them. For - Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, - Just as mine anger and mine indignation have been poured out upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so shall mine indignation be poured out upon you when ye enter into Egypt, - thus shall ye become a curse, and an astonishment and a contempt and a reproach, and ye shall no more see this place.


Unto this day, are they offering according to the former customs, - they are not revering Yahweh, neither are they offering after their own statutes, or their own custom, nor yet after the law and the commandment which Yahweh commanded the sons of Jacob, whose name he made to be Israel:

And Jacob was left alone, - and there wrestled a man with him, until the uprisings of the dawn. And when he saw, that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, - and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was put out of joint, as he wrestled with him. Then said he - Let me go, for uprisen hath the dawn. And he said: I will not let thee go, except thou have blessed me read more.
Then he said unto him - What is thy name? And he said - Jacob. Then he said - Not Jacob, shall thy name be called any more, but Israel, - For thou hast contended with God and with men and hast prevailed. Then asked Jacob and said, Do, I pray thee, tell me thy name! And he said - Wherefore now, shouldest thou ask for my name? And he blessed him there, So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; For I saw God face to face; and my soul was delivered, And the sun rose on him as soon as he had passed over Penuel, - he, moreover was halting upon his thigh, For this cause, the sons of Israel eat not of the nerve of the large hip-sinew, which is by the hollow of the thigh, until this day, - because he touched the hollow of the thigh of Jacob, in the nerve of the hip-sinew.

In the womb, took he his brother by the heel; and, in his manly vigour, strove he with God: Yea he strove against a Messenger, and prevailed, he wept, and made supplication unto him, - At Bethel, he found him, and, there, he spake with us;


And he judged Israel, in the days of the Philistines, twenty years.


And again was the anger of Yahweh kindled against Israel, - so that he suffered David to be moved against them, saying, Go, count Israel and Judah. The king, therefore, said unto Joab, captain of the force, who was with him - Go to and fro, I pray thee, throughout all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even unto Beer -sheba, and number ye the people, - so shall I know the sum of the people. Then said Joab unto the king - Yea, Yahweh thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, a hundredfold, and suffer the eyes of my lord the king, to see it, - but, my lord the king, wherefore doth he find pleasure in this thing? read more.
Notwithstanding, the word of the king prevailed against Joab, and over the captains of the force, - so Joab went forth, with the captains of the force, before the king, to number the people - Israel. And they passed over the Jordan, - and encamped in Aroer, on the right side of the city, that is in the midst of the ravine of Gad, even towards Jazer. Thus came they to Gilead, and unto the land of Tahtim-hodshi, - and came to Dan-jaan, and round about Zidon; and entered the fortress of Tyre, and all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites, - and they went out to the South of Judah, even to Beer-sheba. So, when they had gone to and fro throughout all the land, they came, at the end of nine months and twenty days, unto Jerusalem. And Joab delivered up the sum of the number of the people, unto the king, - and there were found to be, in Israel, eight hundred thousand men of valour, drawing the sword, - and, the men of Judah, five hundred thousand men.

And Joab delivered the sum of the number of the people, unto David, - and all Israel was found to be a thousand thousand and a hundred thousand men, who drew sword, and Judah, four hundred and seventy thousand men, who drew sword. But, Levi and Benjamin, counted he not among them, - for detestable was the word of the king unto Joab.

But David took not the number of them, from twenty years old, and under, - because Yahweh had said, he would multiply Israel like the stars of the heavens. Joab son of Zeruiah, began to number, but finished not, when there arose, on this account, indignation against Israel, - neither did the number come up into the account of the chronicles of King David.


And it came to pass, in the seventh month, that Ishmael son of Nethaniah a son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, - and the Jews and the Chaldeans who were with him at Mizpah.

But, Johanan son of Kareah, and all the princes of the forces which were in the field, came unto Gedaliah in Mizpah, and said unto him - Dost thou at all know, that, Baalis, king of the sons of Ammon, hath sent Ishmael son of Nethaniah, to smite thee to death? But Gedaliah son of Ahikam, believed them not. Then, Johanan son of Kareah, spake unto Gedaliah secretly, in Mizpah, saying, - Let me go I pray thee, and smite Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and not, a man, shall know it, - wherefore should he smite thee to death, and all Judah who have gathered themselves unto thee, be dispersed, and the remnant of Judah perish? read more.
Then said Gedaliah son of Ahikam unto Johanan son of Kareah, Thou mayest not do this thing, - for, falsely, art thou speaking against Ishmael.

And it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael son of Nethaniah son of Elishama of the seed royal and chiefs of the king, and ten men with him, came in, unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam, at Mizpah, - and they did there eat bread together in Mizpah. Then arose Ishmael son of Nethaniah - and the ten men who were with him and they smote Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan - with the sword and slew him whom the king of Babylon had set in charge, over the land. And Ishmael smote, all the Jews who were with him even with Gedaliah in Mizpah, and the Chaldeans who were found there the men of war.


Thus brought he them forth, with silver and gold, Nor was there, throughout his tribes, one that faltered;

And the sons of Israel, did according to the word of Moses, - and asked of the Egyptians, articles of silver and articles of gold and mantles. And Yahweh, gave the people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians and they gave them gladly, - so they spoiled the Egyptians.

Speak, I pray you, in the ears of the people, - and let them ask - every man of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, articles of silver and articles of gold. And Yahweh gave the people favour, in the eyes of the Egyptians, - even the man Moses himself, was exceeding great in the land of Egypt, - in the eyes of Pharaoh's servants and in the eyes of the people.


And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, his relative, king in his stead, - and changed his name to Zedekiah. Twenty-one years old, was Zedekiah when he began to reign, and, eleven years, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, his mother's name, was Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - according to all that, Jehoiakim, had done. read more.
For, it was because the anger of Yahweh had come against Jerusalem, and against Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled, against the king of Babylon.

Twenty-one years old, was Zedekiah when he began to reign, - and, eleven years, reigned he in Jerusalem. And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh his God,-he humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet, from the mouth of Yahweh. Moreover also - against King Nebuchadnezzar, he rebelled, who had made him swear by God,-and he stiffened his neck, and emboldened his heart, from turning unto Yahweh, God of Israel. read more.
Also, all the rulers of the priests and of the people, abounded in committing treachery, according to all the abominable ways of the nations, - and polluted the house of Yahweh, which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And, though Yahweh God of their fathers sent unto them through his messengers, zealously sending them, - because he had compassion upon his people and upon his habitation, yet became they mockers of the messengers of God, and despisers of his words, and mimics of his prophets, - until the mounting up of the wrath of Yahweh against his people, until there was no healing. So he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who slew their young men with the sword, in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or virgin, elder or ancient,-all, delivered he into his hand. And, all the utensils of the house of God, both great and small, and the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king and of his rulers, the whole, carried he to Babylon; and they burned the house of God, and threw down the wall of Jerusalem, - and, all the palaces thereof, burned they with fire, and, all the precious vessels thereof, he destroyed; and he exiled the remnant left from the sword, into Babylon, - where they became his and his sons, as servants, until the reign of the kingdom of Persia: to fulfil the word of God, by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had paid off her sabbaths, - all the days of her lying desolate, she kept sabbath, to fulfil seventy years.


But, unto Yahweh your God, must ye cleave, - as, ye have done until this day;

And the people served Yahweh all the days of Joshua, - and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work of Yahweh which he had wrought for Israel. So then Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of Yahweh, died, - being a hundred and ten years old. And they buried him within the bounds of his inheritance, in Timnath-heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, - on the north of Mount Gaash. read more.
All that generation also, were gathered unto their fathers, - and there arose another generation, after them, who had not known Yahweh, nor even the work which he had wrought for Israel.

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem saying - Thus saith Yahweh, I remember in thy behalf, the lovingkindness of thy youthful days, The love of thy bridal estate, - Thy coming out after me, Through the desert, Through a land, not sown: Holiness, was Israel unto Yahweh, The first-fruit of his increase, - All that devoured it, were held guilty, Calamity used to come upon them, - Declareth Yahweh.


And, the sons of Israel, set forward out of Beeroth Bene-jaakan to Moserah, - there, died Aaron and was buried there, and Eleazar his son became priest in his stead.

and Aaron the priest went up into Mount Hor, at the bidding of Yahweh, and died there, in the fortieth year, by the coming forth of the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first of the month. Now, Aaron, was a hundred and twenty-three years old, when he died in Mount Hor.

And all the assembly saw that Aaron was dead; and they bewailed Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

Then set they forward from Kadesh, - and the sons of Israel. all the assembly, came in to Mount Hor.



And it came to pass, when he mentioned the ark of God, that he fell from off his seat backwards, at the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died, for, old, was the man, and, heavy, - and, he had judged Israel forty years.



And, Rehoboam, son of Solomon, reigned in Judah, - forty-one years old, was Rehoboam when he began to reign, and seventeen years, reigned he in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen to put his Name there, out of all the tribes of Israel, and, his mother's name, was Naamah, the Ammonitess. And Judah did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - and provoked him to jealousy, above all that their fathers had done, with their sins which they committed. And, they also, built for themselves high places and pillars, and Sacred Stems, - upon every high hill, and under every green tree. read more.
Moreover also, there were, male devotees, in the land, - they did according to all the abominable practices of the nations, which Yahweh dispossessed from before the sons of Israel. And it came to pass, in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt, came up against Jerusalem; and took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, yea, the whole, took he away, - and took away all the bucklers of gold, which, Solomon, had made. So King Rehoboam made, in their stead, bucklers of bronze, - and committed them unto the hand of the captains of the runners, who kept guard at the entrance of the house of the king. And so it was, whensoever the king went into the house of Yahweh, the runners bare them, and then brought them back into the chamber of the runners. Now, the rest of the story of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And there was, war, between Rehoboam and Jeroboam, continually. So then Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and, the name of his mother, was Naamah the Ammonitess, - and, Abijah his son, reigned, in his stead.


And all the people of Judah took Azariah, he, being sixteen yearn old, - and made, him, king instead of his father Amaziah. He, built Elath, and restored it to Judah, - after the king slept with his fathers.

In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. Sixteen years old, was he when he began to reign, and, fifty-two years, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, the name of his mother, was Jecholiah, of Jerusalem. And he did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, - according to all that, Amaziah his father, had done. read more.
And Yahweh smote the king, so that he became a leper, until the day of his death, and dwelt in a lazar-house, - and, Jotham, son of the king, was over the house, judging the people of the land. Now, the rest of the story of Azariah, and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. And Azariah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers, in the city of David, - and, Jotham his son, reigned, in his stead.


This, is the people, whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive, - In the seventh year - of them of Judah, three thousand and twenty-three; In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar - out of Jerusalem, eight hundred and thirty-two souls; In the three-and-twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuzaradan, chief of the royal executioners took away captive, of them of Judah, seven hundred and forty-five souls: All, the souls, were four thousand and six hundred.

Then answered they and were saying before the king, Daniel, who is of the sons of the exile of Judah, hath made thee, O king, of none account, also the interdict which thou hast signed, - but, three times a day, is asking his petition.

Then, Daniel, was brought in before the king, - the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art, thou, that Daniel, that is of the sons of the exile of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judah?


Then the king sent, - and there were gathered unto him, all the elders of Judah, and Jerusalem; and the king went up to the house of Yahweh, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great, - and he read in their ears, all the words of the book of the covenant, which had been found in the house of Yahweh. And the king took his stand by the pillar, and solemnised a covenant before Yahweh - to follow Yahweh, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all their heart and with all their soul, to confirm the words of this covenant, written in this book. And all the people took their stand in the covenant. read more.
Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the entrance-hall, to bring forth, out of the temple of Yahweh, all the vessels that had been made for Baal and for the Sacred Stem, and for all the army of the heavens, - and he burned them up outside Jerusalem, in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Bethel; and he put down the idol-priests, whom the kings of Judah had appointed, so that incense might be burned in the high places, in the cities of Judah, and round about Jerusalem, - them also that burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the constellations, and to all the army of the heavens; and he brought forth the Sacred Stem out of the house of Yahweh, outside Jerusalem, into the Kidron ravine, and burned it in the Kidron ravine, and crushed it to powder, - and cast the powder upon the graves of the sons of the people; and he brake down the houses of the male devotees, which were in the house of Yahweh, - where the women did weave houses to the Sacred Stem; and be brought in all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where, the priests, had burned incense, from Geba unto Beer-sheba, - and brake down the high places of the gates, that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua, the governor of the city, which were on one's left hand, in the gate of the city; howbeit, the priests of the high places came not up unto the altar of Yahweh, in Jerusalem, save only that they did eat unleavened bread in the midst of their brethren; and he defiled Topheth, which was in the valley of the son of Hinnom, - so that no man might cause his son or his daughter to pass through the fire unto Molech; and he did away with the horses, which the kings of Judah had devoted to the sun, at the entrance of the house of Yahweh, near the chamber of Nathan-melech the courtier, which was in the suburbs, also, the chariots of the sun, burned he with fire; and, the altars which were on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, also the altars which Manasseh had made, in the two courts of the house of Yahweh, did the king break down, - and hurried away from thence, and cast out the powder of them into the Kidron ravine; and, the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of destruction, which Solomon king of Israel had built unto Ashtoreth - the abomination of the Zidonians, and unto Chemosh - the abomination of the Moabites, and unto Milcom - the disgusting thing of the sons of Ammon, did the king defile; and he brake in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Sacred Stems, - and filled their place with human bones: moreover also, the altar that was in Bethel, the high place which Jeroboam son of Nebat made, wherewith he caused, Israel, to sin, - even that altar, and the high place, brake he down, - and burned the high place, crushing it to powder, and burned a Sacred Stem. And, when Josiah turned, and saw the graves which were there, in the mount, he sent and took the bones out of the graves, and burned upon the altar, and defiled it, - according to the word of Yahweh, which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things. Then said he - What is yonder erection, which I do see? And the men of the city said unto him - The grave of the man of God, who came in out of Judah, and proclaimed these things, which thou hast done, concerning the altar of Bethel. And he said - Let him rest, let, no man, disturb his bones. So they let his bones rest, with the bones of the prophet who came in out of Samaria. Moreover also, all the houses of the high places which were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made, so as to provoke Yahweh to anger, did Josiah remove, - and he did to them according to all the doings which he had done in Bethel; and he sacrificed all the priests of the high places, who were there, by the altars, and burned human bones thereupon, - and returned to Jerusalem. Then did the king command all the people, saying, Keep ye a passover unto Yahweh, your God, - such as is written in this book of the covenant. Surely there had not been held such a passover as this, from the days of the Judges who judged Israel, - nor all the days of the kings of Israel, and the kings of Judah; save only, in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, when this passover was held unto Yahweh, in Jerusalem. Moreover also, them who had familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the household gods, and the manufactured gods, and the abominations which were to be seen in the land of Judah, and in Jerusalem, did Josiah consume, - that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had found in the house of Yahweh. And, like him, was no king, before him, who turned unto Yahweh with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses, - neither, after him, arose one, like him. Howbeit, Yahweh turned not away from the glow of his great anger, wherewith his anger glowed against Judah - because of all the provocations wherewith, Manasseh, had provoked him. So Yahweh said: Even Judah, will I remove from my presence, as I have removed Israel, - and will reject this city, which I had chosen, even Jerusalem, and the house as to which I had said, My Name, shall be, there. Now, the rest of the story of Josiah, and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? In his days, came up Pharaoh-necoh king of Egypt, against the king of Assyria, unto the river Euphrates, - and, when King Josiah went against him, he slew him at Megiddo, as soon as he saw him. And his servants conveyed him in a chariot, dead, from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre, - and the people of the land took Jehoahaz, son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made, him, king, in his father's stead.


Now, in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, began Asa to reign as king of Judah; and, forty-one years, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, the name of his mother, was Maachah, daughter of Abishalom. And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, - like David his father; read more.
and he put away the male devotees out of the land, - and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. Moreover also, even Maachah his mother, he removed from being queen, because she had made a monstrous thing to the Sacred Stem, - and Asa cut down her monstrous thing and burned it in the Kidron ravine. But, the high places, removed he not, - nevertheless, the heart of Asa, was blameless with Yahweh, all his days. And he brought in the hallowed things of his father, and his own hallowed things, into the house of Yahweh, - silver and gold, and vessels. And there was, war, between Asa and Baasha king of Israel, all their days. And Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, - so as not to suffer any one to come out or go in unto Asa king of Judah. So Asa took all the silver and the gold, that were left in the treasuries of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, and delivered them into the hand of his servants, - and King Asa sent them unto Ben-hadad, son of Tabrimmon, son of Hezion, king of Syria, who dwelt in Damascus, saying: Let there be a covenant between me and thee, as between my father and thy father: Lo! I have sent thee a gift, silver and gold, Come break thy covenant with Baasha, king of Israel, that he may go up from against me. So Ben-hadad hearkened unto King Asa, and sent the generals of the forces which he had, against the cities of Israel, and smote Iyyohn Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-beth-maacah, - and all Chinneroth, against all the land of Naphtali. And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, he left off building Ramah, - and returned to Tirzah. And, King Asa, published it unto all Judah, none was exempted, so they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the beams thereof, wherewith Baasha had built, - and King Asa built therewith Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. Now, the rest of all the story of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did and the cities which he built, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? Howbeit, in the time of his old age, he was diseased in his feet. So then Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David his father, - and, Jehoshaphat his son, reigned, in his stead.


Then did all the wise-hearted among the workers of the material make the habitation of ten curtains, of fine-twined linen, and blue and purple and crimson, with cherubim the work of the skilful weaver, did he make them. The length of each curtain, was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth four cubits, for each curtain, - one measure, had all the curtains. And he joined the first five curtains, one to another, - and the other five curtains, joined he one to another, read more.
And he made loops of blue upon the border of the first curtain, at the edge of the set, - thus, made he in the border of the other curtain at the edge of the second set: Fifty loops, made he in the first curtain, and fifty loops, made he in the edge of the curtain that was in the second set, - the loops being, opposite, one to another. And he made fifty clasps of gold, - and joined the curtains one to another with the clasps, and so the habitation became, one. And he made curtains of goats-hair, for the tent over the habitation, eleven curtains, did he make them: the length of each curtain, was thirty cubits, and, four cubits, was the breath of each curtain, - one measure, had the eleven curtains. And he joined five of the curtains by themselves, - and the six curtains, by themselves. And he made fifty loops upon the border of the curtain that was outmost in the one set and fifty loops, made he upon the border of the curtain of the second set. And he made fifty clasps of bronze, - to join together the tent, that it might become one. And he made a covering to the tent, of rams skins dyed red, - and a covering of badgers skins, above. And he made the boards for the habitation, of acacia wood, for standing up: ten cubits, the length of each board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board: two tenons to each board, united one to another, - thus, made he for all the boards of the habitation. And he made the boards for the habitation, twenty boards, for the south side southwards; and, forty sockets of silver, made he, under the twenty boards, two sockets, under the first board, for its two tenons, and, two sockets, under the next board for its two tenons. And for the second side of the habitation to the north quarter, made he twenty boards; and their forty sockets of silver, two sockets, under the first board, and, two sockets, under the next board. And, for the hinder part of the habitation westward, made he six boards; and two boards, made he for the corners of the habitation, - in the hinderpart. Thus were they to be double beneath, and at the same time, should they be entire, at the top thereof, into each ring, thus, did he for them both, for the two corners. Thus were there to be eight boards, and, their sockets of silver, were sixteen sockets, two sockets apiece under each board. And he made bars of acacia wood, - five, for the boards of the first side of the habitation, and five bars, for the boards of the other side of the habitation, and, five bars, for the boards of the habitation at the hinderpart westward. And he made the middle bar, - to run along in the midst of the boards, from end to end. And the boards, overlaid he with gold and their rings, made he of gold, as receptacles for the bars, and he overlaid the bars with gold. And he made the veil, of blue and purple and crimson and fine-twined linen, - of the work of a skilful weaver, made he it, with cherubim. And he made for it four pillars of acacia, and overlaid them with gold their hooks of gold, and cast for them, four sockets of silver. And he made a screen for the opening of the tent, of blue and purple and crimson and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer; and the five pillars thereof and their hooks, and he overlaid their capitals and their cross-rods, with gold, but, their five sockets, were of bronze.


And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza, - and, Amon his son, reigned, in his stead. Twenty-two years old, was Amon when he began to reign, and, two years, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, his mother's name, was Meshullemeth daughter of Haruz, of Jotbah. And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - as did Manasseh his father; read more.
yea he walked in all the way wherein, his father, had walked, - and served the manufactured gods that, his father, had served, and bowed down to them; and forsook Yahweh the God of his fathers, - and walked not in the way of Yahweh. And the servants of Amon, conspired against him, - and slew the king in his own house. Then the people of the land smote all who had conspired against King Amon, - and the people of the land made, Josiah his son, king, in his stead. Now, the rest of the story of Amon, what he did, is, it, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And he was buried in his grave, in the garden of Uzza, - and, Josiah his son, reigned, in his stead.

And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the garden off his own house, - and Amon his son reigned in his stead. Twenty-two years old, was Amon when he began to reign, - and, two years, reigned he in Jerusalem. And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, as Manasseh his father had done, - and, unto all the images which Manasseh his father had made, Amon offered sacrifice, and did serve them. read more.
But he did not humble himself before Yahweh as Manasseh his father humbled himself, - for, he, Amon, made guilt abound. And his servants conspired against him, and put him to death, in his own house. But the people of the land smote all the conspirators against King Amon, - and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.


And he sent, Judah, before him unto Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen, - so they came in towards the land of Goshen. Then yoked Joseph his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father towards Goshen, - and he appeared unto him, and fell upon his neck, and wept upon his neck a good while. Then said Israel unto Joseph I am ready to die at last, - now that I have seen thy face, in that thou art, yet alive. read more.
Then said Joseph unto his brethren and unto the house of his father, I must go up, and must tell Pharaoh - and must say unto him, My brethren, and the house of my father, who were in the land of Canaan, have come in unto me. Now, the men, are feeders of flocks, for men of cattle, they are, - and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have they brought in. So shall it come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call for you, - and shall say - What is your occupation? Then shall ye say - Men of cattle, have thy servants been from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers, - To the end ye may dwell in the land of Goshen, for an abomination to Egyptians, is every feeder of a flock,

And they said unto Pharaoh - To sojourn in the land, are we come in, for there is no pasture for the flocks which pertain to thy servants, for, severe, is the famine in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, let thy servants dwell we pray thee in the land of Goshen. Then spake Pharaoh unto Joseph saying, - Thy father and thy brethren, are come in unto thee. The land of Egypt, is, before thee, in the best of the land, cause thou thy father and thy brethren to dwell, - let them dwell in the land of Goshen, And if thou knowest that there are among them men of ability, then shalt thou set them as chieftains of cattle over mine. read more.
So Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and caused him to stand before Pharaoh, - and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Jacob: About how many, have been the days of the years of thy life? And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my sojournings, have been a hundred and thirty years, - Few and evil, have been the days of the years of my life, neither have they attained unto the days of the years of the lives of my fathers, in the days of their sojournings. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, - and came forth from the presence of Pharaoh.

Thus Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt in the land of Goshen, - and gained possessions therein, and became fruitful and multiplied exceedingly. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, - so it came to pass that the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred and forty-seven years.


Therefore, O Oholibah, Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, Behold me! musing up thy lovers against thee, Even them from whom thy soul hath been torn,- And I will bring them against thee from every side: The sons of Babylon and all Chaldeans Pekod and Shoa and Koa, All the sons of Assyria with them, - Attractive young men Governors and deputies, all of them. Knights and men of renown, Riders on horses all of them; And they shall come upon thee - With battle-axe, chariot and wheel And with a gathered host of peoples, :Shield and buckler and helmet, will they array against thee on every side,- And I will put before them judgment, And they shall judge thee with their judgments; read more.
When I set forth my jealousy against thee, Then will they deal with thee in indignation, :Thy nose and thine ears, will they remove, And that which is left of thee, by the sword, shall fall, - They, will take away thy sons and thy daughters, And that which is left of thee, shall be devoured by the fire; And they shall strip off thy raiment,- And take away thine adorning jewels! Thus will I cause thy lewdness to cease, from thee Even thine unchastity brought from the land of Egypt,- So that thou shalt not lift up thine eyes unto them, And Egypt, shalt thou not call to mind any more. For thus saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! delivering thee up, into the hand of them whom thou hatest, Into the hand of them from whom thy soul hath been torn; And they shall deal with thee in hatred And take away all thy labour, And leave thee utterly naked,- And thine unchaste shame, shall be disclosed I, with thy lewdness and unchastities, These things shall be done to thee, In that thou hast gone unchastely after the nations, Because thou hast defiled thyself with their manufactured gods. In the way of thy sister, hast thou walked, Therefore will I put her cup into thy hand. Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, The cup of thy sister, shalt thou drink, The cup deep and large, Thou shalt become a laughingstock and a derision, much doth it contain! With drunkenness and grief, shalt thou be fled,- The cup of astonishment and desolation, The cup of thy sister Samaria; Yea thou shalt drink it and drain it out And the sherds thereof, shalt thou gnaw And thy breasts, shalt thou tear out,- For, I, have spoken, Declareth My Lord. Yahweh. Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord. Yahweh, Because thou hast forgotten me, and has cast me behind thy back, Thou also thyself, bear thou thy lewdness and thine unchaste doings. And Yahweh said unto me, Son of man Wilt thou judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare thou unto them their abominations. For they have committed adultery. And blood, is one their hands, Yea with their manufactured gods, have they committed adultery. And even their own children whom they bare unto me, have they set apart for them to be devoured. Yet more, this, have they done to me, They have defiled my sanctuary. Ion the same day, And my sabbaths, have they profaned. Yea when they had slaughtered their children to their manufactured gods, then entered they into my sanctuary, on the same day, to profane it,- And lo! thus have they done in the midst of mine own house. Yea verily, that ye must needs send for men, ready to come in. from afar-in that a messenger was sent unto them. and to they came, For whom thou didst bathe thyself Paint thine eyes And deck thyself with ornaments. Then satest thou upon a glorious couch With a table prepared before it, - And mine incense and mine oil, didst thou set thereon. The noise of careless throng also, was with her, And besides men out of the mass of mankind, there wore brought in drunkards, out of the desert; And they put bracelets upon the hands of both women, And crowns of adorning upon their heads. Then said I of her that was worn out with adulteries, Will they now join in her unchaste doings even hers? Yet came they in unto her, as men go in unto a woman that is a harlot, - So, came they in unto Oholah, and unto Oholibah - the lewd women!


Now, when all the captains of the forces which were in the field - they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had set Gedaliah son of Ahikam in charge over the land, - and that he had committed to him men and women and children, and the poor of the land of those who had not been carried away captive to Babylon, then came they in unto Gedaliah in Mizpah, - both Ishmael son of Nethaniah and Johanan and Jonathan sons of Kareah, and Seraiah son of Tanhumeth and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite and Jezaniah son of the Maachathite, they and their men. Then Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan swats unto them, and to their men saying, Do not be afraid of serving the Chaldeans, - dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon that it may be well with you. read more.
But as for me, behold me! remaining in Mizpah, to stand before the Chaldeans who may come unto us, Ye, however, gather ye wine and summer fruits and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your reties which ye have seized. Likewise also, all the Jews, who were in Moab and among the sons of Ammon and in Edom and who were in any of the lands, when they heard that the king of Babylon had granted a remnant to Judah, and that he had set in charge over them Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan, yea, then returned all the Jews out of all the places whither they had been driven, and came into the land of Judah unto Gedaliah, in Mizpah, - and gathered wine and summer fruits in great abundance.

And, when all the generals of the forces, they and the men, heard that the king of Babylon had given oversight unto Gedaliah, then came they in unto Gedaliah, at Mizpah, - even Ishmael son of Nethaniah, and Johanan son of Kareah, and Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah son of a Maacathite, they and their men. And Gedaliah sware unto them, and to their men, and said to them, Do not fear because of the servants of the Chaldeans, - dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.


And there had not been kept, a passover like it, in Israel, since the days of Samuel the prophet, - yea, none of the kings of Israel, had kept such a passover as was kept by Josiah and the priests and the Levites and all Judah and Israel that were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

For, the multitude of the people, many out of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, for they did eat the passover, otherwise than as was written, - for Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, May Yahweh the Good, put a propitiatory-covering about every one who hath prepared, his heart, to seek God, even Yahweh, God of his fathers, - though not according to the purification of the sanctuary! And Yahweh hearkened unto Hezekiah, and healed the people. read more.
And so the sons of Israel who were found in Jerusalem kept the festival of unleavened cakes seven days, with great rejoicing, - and the Levites and the priests, were offering praise unto Yahweh day by day, with loud instruments, unto Yahweh. And Hezekiah spake unto the heart of all the Levites who were giving good instruction respecting Yahweh, - and they did eat the appointed feast seven days, sacrificing the peace-offerings, and offering praise unto Yahweh, God of their fathers. Then all the convocation took counsel, to keep seven days more, - and they kept seven days, with rejoicing. For, Hezekiah king of Judah, presented to the convocation, a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep, and, the rulers, presented to the convocation, a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep,-and, priests in great numbers, hallowed themselves. So all the convocation of Judah, and the priests and the Levites, and all the convocation that came in out of Israel, rejoiced, - also the sojourners who were coming in out of the land of Israel, and the dwellers in Judah. Thus was there great rejoicing, in Jerusalem, - for, since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel, there had not been the like of this, in Jerusalem.

also throughout the cities of Manasseh and Ephraim and Simeon, even as far as Naphtali, - searched he their houses, round about.


into a land flowing with milk and honey, - for I will not go up in thy midst in that a stiff-necked people, thou art, lest I consume thee in the way.

and said - If, I pray thee, I have found favour in thine eyes, O My Lord, I pray thee let My Lord go on in our midst, - although a stiff-necked people, it is, so wilt thou pardon our iniquity and our sin and take us as thine own.

Then said Yahweh unto me - Up! get down quickly out of this mountain, for thy people whom thou hast brought forth out of Egypt, have broken faith, - they have turned aside quickly, out of the way which I commanded them, - they have made them a molten image. And Yahweh spake unto me saying, - I have looked on this people, and lo! a stiff-necked people, it is. Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and wipe out their name from under the heavens, - and make thee into a nation stronger and more in number than they. read more.
So I turned, and came down out of the mountain, now the mountain was burning with fire, - and the two tables of the covenant were upon my two hands. Then looked I, and lo! ye had sinned against Yahweh your God, ye had made you a molten calf, - ye had turned aside quickly, out of the way which Yahweh had commanded you. So I seized the two tables, and cast them from off my two hands, - and brake them in pieces before your eyes. Then lay I prostrate before Yahweh as at the first, forty days and forty nights, food, did I not eat, and water, did I not drink, - because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing the thing that was wicked, in the eyes of Yahweh. to provoke him to anger. For I shrank with fear from the face of the anger and the hot displeasure, wherewith Yahweh was provoked against you to destroy you, - but Yahweh hearkened unto me, even at that time. And with Aaron, did Yahweh show himself exceedingly angry, to destroy him, - so I prostrated myself, even in behalf of Aaron at that time. And your sin which ye had made even the calf, took I and burned it up with fire, and pounded it very small, until it was fine as dust, - then cast I the dust thereof into the torrent that descended out of the mountain. Also, at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hataavah, a cause of provocation, became ye unto Yahweh. Also when Yahweh sent you out of Kadesh-barnea saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given unto you then quarreled ye with the bidding of Yahweh your God, and trusted him not, neither hearkened unto his voice. Ye have been quarrelling, with Yahweh, - from the day that I first knew you. Thus, then lay I prostrate before Yahweh, the forty days and the forty nights that I did lie prostrate, - because Yahweh spake of destroying you. Therefore I prostrated myself unto Yahweh and said, My Lord Yahweh! Do not destroy thy people even thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed in thy greatness, - which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a firm hand. Have remembrance of thy servants, of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob, - do not regard the obduracy of this people, or their lawlessness or their sin: lest the land out of which thou hast brought us forth say, Because Yahweh was not able to bring them into the land of which he had spoken to them, - and because he hated them, took he them forth to put them to death in the desert. Yet, they, are thy people and thine inheritance, - whom thou hast brought forth with thy great strength, and with thy stretched-out arm.


Eighteen years old, was Jehoiachin when he began to reign, and, three months, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, his mother's name, was Nehushta daughter of Elnathan, of Jerusalem. And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - according to all that, his father, had done. At that time, came up the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem, - and the city came into the siege. read more.
And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants were about to besiege it. Then came out Jehoiachin king of Judah, unto the king of Babylon, he and his mother, and his servants, and his generals, and his courtiers, - and the king of Babylon took him, in the eighth year of his reign. And he carried forth from thence, all the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, - and he cut off all the fittings of gold, which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of Yahweh, according to all that, Yahweh, had spoken. And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the generals, and all the mighty men of valour, ten thousand becoming captives, and all the artificers and the smiths, - none remained save the poorest of the people of the land. And he carried away captive Jehoiachin, to Babylon, - and, the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his courtiers, and the nobles of the land, took he away captive, from Jerusalem to Babylon. And, all the men of might - seven thousand, and artificers and smiths - a thousand, all who were valiant and ready to make war, the king of Babylon brought them captive to Babylon.

Eight years old, was Jehoiachin when he began to reign, and, three months and ten days, reigned he in Jerusalem, and he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh; and, when the year came round, King Nebuchadnezzar sent, and carried him to Babylon, with the precious utensils of the house of Yahweh, - and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.


And his servants conveyed him in a chariot, dead, from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre, - and the people of the land took Jehoahaz, son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made, him, king, in his father's stead. Twenty-three years old, was Jehoahaz when he began to reign, and, three months, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, his mother's name, was Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah, of Libnah. And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that his, fathers, had done. read more.
And Pharaoh-necoh put him in bonds at Riblah, in the hind of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem, - and he laid a fine upon the land, a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold. And Pharaoh-necoh made Eliakim son of Josiah king, instead of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, - and, Jehoahaz, took he away, so he entered Egypt, and died there. And, the silver and the gold, did Jehoiakim give unto Pharaoh, howbeit he assessed the land, that he might give the silver at the bidding of Pharaoh, - every man, according to his assessment, exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, that he might give it to Pharaoh-necoh.

And the people of the land took Jehoahaz, son of Josiah, - and made him king instead of his father, in Jerusalem. Twenty-three years old, was Joahaz when he began to reign, - and, three months, reigned he in Jerusalem. And the king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem, - and condemned the land, in a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.


But, in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, to accomplish the word of God by the mouth of Jeremiah, Yahweh aroused the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made proclamation throughout all his kingdom, moreover also in writing, saying: Thus, saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth, hath Yahweh God of the heavens, given unto me, and, he himself, hath laid charge upon me, to build to him a house, in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people with whom is Yahweh his God? Then let him go up.

In the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, to fulfil the word of Yahweh from the mouth of Jeremiah, Yahweh aroused the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia, and he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, moreover also in writing, saying: Thus, saith Cyrus, king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth, hath Yahweh God of the heavens, given to me, - and, he himself, hath laid charge upon me, to build for him a house, in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? His God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, - and build the house of Yahweh God of Israel, (he, is God!) which is in Jerusalem; read more.
And, whosoever is left, of all the places where he doth sojourn, let the men of his place uphold him, with silver and with gold, and with goods and with beasts, - along with a voluntary offering for the house of God, which is in Jerusalem.


For Yahweh had said of them, They shall surely die, in the desert. And there was not left of them a man, save only, Caleb on of Jephunneh, and Joshua son of Nun.

These, are they who were numbered by Moses, and Eleazar, the priest, - when they numbered the sons of Israel, in the waste plains of Moab, by Jordan, near Jericho.

Now, the days in which we journeyed from Kadesh-barnea, as far as where we crossed the ravine of Zered, were thirty-eight years, - until all the generation of the men of war were consumed out of the midst of the camp, as Yahweh had sworn unto them. Yea, even the hand of Yahweh was against them, to destroy them out of the midst of the camp, - until they were consumed. So it came to pass when all the men of war were consumed by dying, out of the midst of the people,


Now, the rest of the story of Ahaz, what he did, is, it, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David, - and, Hezekiah his son, reigned, in his stead.

And it came to pass that, the number of ascending-sacrifices which the convocation brought, was - seventy bullocks, and a hundred rams, and two hundred young sheep, - as an ascending-sacrifice unto Yahweh, all these.


So they arose early in the morning, and went up into the top of the mountain, saying, - We are here - therefore will we go up into the place as to which Yahweh hath said that we have sinned. But Moses said, Wherefore is it that, ye, are going beyond the bidding of Yahweh, - since that cannot prosper? Do not go up, For Yahweh is not in your midst, - Lest ye be smitten down before your enemies. read more.
For, the Amalekites and the Canaanites, are there before you, So shall ye fall by the sword, - For inasmuch as ye have turned back from following Yahweh, Therefore will Yahweh not be with you. But they presumptuously ascended into the top of the mountain, - though, neither, the ark of the covenant of Yahweh nor Mosses moved out of the midst of the camp. So ten the Amalekites and the Canaanites, that dwelt in that mountain, came down, - and smote them and routed them even unto Hormah.

Then responded ye and said unto me - We have sinned against Yahweh, We, ourselves, will go up, and fight, according to all that Yahweh our God hath commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye foolishly went up towards the hill-country. Then said Yahweh unto me - Say unto them Ye shall not go up, nor fight, for I am not in your midst, - lest ye should be smitten before your enemies. So I spake unto you howbeit ye hearkened not, - but rebelled against the bidding of Yahweh, and presumptuously went up the hill-country. read more.
Then came forth the Amorites who were dwelling in that country, to meet you, and they chased you, as do, bees; and struck you down in Seir, as far as Hormah. So then ye returned and wept before Yahweh, - but Yahweh hearkened not unto your voice, nor gave ear unto you.


So Yahweh gave unto Israel, all the land which he had sworn to give unto their fathers, - and they took possession thereof, and dwelt therein. And Yahweh gave them rest round about, according to all that he had sworn unto their fathers, - and there stood not a man before them, of all their enemies; all their enemies, did Yahweh deliver into their hand. There failed not a thing, out of all the good things, whereof Yahweh had spoken unto the house of Israel, - the whole, came to pass.


Then sent Israel messengers, unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying: Let me pass through thy land we will not turn aside into field or into vineyard, nor will we drink the water of a well, - by the kings road, will we go, until we get through thy boundary. And Sihon suffered not Israel to pass through his boundary, but Sihon gathered together all his people, and came forth to meet Israel, towards the desert, and entered Jahaz, and fought with Israel. read more.
And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, - and took possession of his land, from Arnon unto Jabbok, unto the sons of Ammon, for strong, was the boundary of the sons of Ammon. So Israel took all these cities, - and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon and in all her villages; for, as for Heshbon, the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, it was, he, having fought with the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, unto Arnon. For this cause, say the poets - Enter ye Heshbon, - Built and prepared be the city of Sihon; For, a fire, hath come forth out of Heshbon, A flame, out of the stronghold of Sihon; It hath consumed Ar of Moab, The lords of the high places of Arnon. Woe to thee, Moab, Thou art lost, O people of Chemosh, - He hath given up his sons as fugitives, And his daughters into captivity, Unto the king of the Amorites, Sihon. Then we shot them - Heshbon is destroyed, as far as Dibon, - Then laid we waste as far as Nophah, A fire reacheth unto Medeba. So then Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. And Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured the villages thereof, - and dispossessed the Amorites that were there.

Arise ye, set forward and cross over the ravine of Arnon, see! I have given into thy hand - Sihon king of Heshbon, the Amorite and his land, begin - take possession, - and engage in strife with him in battle. This day, will I begin to extend the dread of thee and the fear of thee over the face of the peoples under all the heavens, - who will hear the report of thee, then will they quake and writhe in pain because of thee. So I sent messengers out of the desert of Kademoth, unto Sihon, king of Heshbon, - with words of peace saying: read more.
I would pass along through thy land, by the road, by the road, will I go, - I will not turn aside, to the right hand or to the left: Food for silver, shalt thou sell me so will I eat, and water for silver, shalt thou let me have, so will I drink, - only I would pass through on my feet; - as the sons of Esau, who are dwelling in Seir, did to me, and the Moabites who are dwelling in Ar, - until that I pass over the Jordan, into the land which, Yahweh our God, is giving unto us. But Sihon king of Heshbon, was not willing, to let us pass along through it, - for Yahweh thy God had suffered him to make his spirit harsh and his heart bold, that he might give him into thy hand - (as appeareth this day). Then said Yahweh unto me, See! I have begun to deliver up before thee Sihon and his land, - begin take possession, that thou mayest make a possession of his land. So then Sihon came out to meet us he, and all his people, to give battle at Jahaz. And Yahweh our God delivered him up before us, - and we smote him and his sons, and all his people And we captured all his cities, at that time, and devoted to destruction every city of males, with the women and the little ones, - we left not remaining a survivor: only the cattle, made we our prey, - and the spoil of the cities which we captured.


Then said the people unto Samuel, Who is he that was saying, Shall, Saul, reign over us? Give up the men, that we may put them to death. But Saul said, There shall not be put to death a man, this day, - for, to-day, hath Yahweh wrought deliverance in Israel. Then said Samuel unto the people, Come and let us go to Gilgal, - and let us there renew the kingdom. read more.
So all the people went to Gilgal, and made Saul king there, before Yahweh, in Gilgal, and offered there sacrifices of peace-offerings before Yahweh, - and Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced there, exceedingly.

Now, therefore, lo! the king whom ye have chosen, for whom ye have asked, - lo! therefore, Yahweh hath set over you a king.


And, Ahaziah king of Judah, saw it, and fled by the way of the garden house, - and Jehu pursued him, and said - Him also! smite him in the chariot! It was in the ascent of Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Mepidgo, and died there. And his servants conveyed him in a chariot and brought him into Jerusalem, - and buried him in his sepulchre, with his fathers, in the city of David. Now it was, in the eleventh year of Joram son of Ahab, that Ahaziah began to reign over Judah.

And so it came to pass, when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, - and found the rulers of Judah and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah ministering to Ahaziah, that he slew them. And he sought Ahaziah, and they captured him, he, having hid himself in Samaria, and they brought him unto Jehu, and he put him to death, and they buried him, because, said they, he is, the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought Yahweh with all his heart, - and, no one of the house of Ahaziah, had ability for the kingdom.


And, these, are the numbers of the chiefs armed for war, they came unto David, to Hebron, - to turn round the kingdom of Saul unto him, according to the bidding of Yahweh: Sons of Judah, bearers of shield and spear, six thousand and eight hundred, armed for war. Of sons of Simeon, heroes of valour for the war, seven thousand, and one hundred. read more.
Of the sons of Levi, four thousand, and six hundred. And Jehoiada, was chief ruler for Aaron, - and, with him, three thousand and seven hundred; and Zadok, a young man, a hero of valour, - and the house of his father, captains twenty and two. And, of the sons of Benjamin, brethren of Saul, three thousand, - and, hitherto, the greater part of them, had been keeping the charge of the house of Saul. And, of the sons of Ephraim, twenty thousand, and eight hundred, - heroes of valour, men of renown, to their ancestral house. And, of the half tribe of Manasseh, eighteen thousand, who were distinguished by name, coming in to make David king. And, of the sons of Issachar, such as were of good understanding of the times, to know what Israel, should do, their chiefs, were two hundred, and, all their brethren, were at their bidding. Of Zebulun - such as were ready to go forth in host, expert for battle with all weapons of war, fifty thousand, - and for setting in array, not of two minds! And, of Naphtali, a thousand captains, - and, with them, with shield and spear, thirty-seven thousand. And, of the Danite, expert for war, twenty-eight thousand, and six hundred. And, of Asher, such as were ready to go forth in host to set in array for battle, forty thousand. And, from over the Jordan, of the Reubenites and Gadites and half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of weapons of war for battle, a hundred and twenty thousand. All these, being men of war, expert in setting in battle-array, with a perfect heart, came to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel, - moreover also, all the rest of Israel, were of one heart to make David king. So they were there, with David, three days, eating and drinking, - for their brethren had made preparation for them. Moreover also, they who were near of kin unto them, as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, were bringing bread, on asses and on camels and on mules and on oxen, meal-food, cakes of figs and cakes of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep - in abundance, - for there was joy Israel.


Then came near the daughters of Zelophehad, son of Hepher, son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh pertaining to the families of Manasseh, son of Joseph, - these being the names of his daughters, Mahlah Noah and Hoglah and Milcah, and Tirzah. So they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes, and all the assembly, - at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying: Our father, died in the desert, although, he, was not among the assembly that conspired against Yahweh, in the assembly of Korah, - but, in his own sin, died he; and sons, had he none. read more.
Wherefore should the name of our father be withdrawn out of the midst of his family, because he had no son? Give ye unto us a possession, ill the midst of the brethren of our father. And Moses brought near their cause before Yahweh. A right thing, are the daughters of Zelophehad speaking: Thou shalt, surely give, them a possession for an inheritance, in the midst of the brethren of their father, - and shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass over unto them. And unto the sons of Israel, shalt thou speak, saying, - When, any man, shall die, having no son, then shall ye cause his inheritance to pass over to his daughter. And, if he hath no daughter, then shall ye give his inheritance unto his, brethren. And if he hath no brethren, then shall ye give his inheritance unto the brethren of his father. And, if his father hath no brethren, then shall ye give his inheritance unto his blood-relation that is near unto him of his family, and he shall possess it, - So shall it serve the sons of Israel as a regulative statute, As Yahweh commanded Moses.

But, Zelophehad, son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, had no sons, but only daughters, - and, these, are the names of his daughters, Mahlah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. And they had come near, before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, Yahweh, commanded Moses, to give us an inheritance in the midst of our brethren, - And he had given them, according to the bidding of Yahweh, an inheritance, in the midst of the brethren of their father. Thus there fell ten portions to Manasseh, - besides the land of Gilead, and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan; read more.
because, the daughters of Manasseh, received an inheritance in the midst of his sons, - and, the land of Gilead, became the possession of the sons of Manasseh that remained.


In his days, came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, - and Jehoiakim became his servant three years, then turned he and rebelled against him. And Yahweh sent against him troops of Chaldeans, and troops of Syrians, and troops of Moabites, and troops of the sons of Ammon, yea he sent them against Judah, to destroy him, - according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake through his servants the prophets. Surely, it was, because of the anger of Yahweh, that this came upon Judah, to remove them from his presence, - for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done: read more.
moreover also, for the innocent blood that he had shed, so that he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, - which Yahweh was not willing to pardon. Now, the rest of the story of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers, - and, Jehoiachin his son, reigned, in his stead.

And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim, - but Neco took, Joahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt. Twenty-five years old, was Jehoiakim when he began to reign, and, eleven years, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh his God. Against him, came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, - and bound him in fetters of bronze, to carry him to Babylon. read more.
And, some of the utensils of the house of Yahweh, did Nebuchadnezzar carry to Babylon, - and put them in his own temple in Babylon. But, the rest of the story of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he made, and that which was found upon him, there they are, written in the book of the Kings of Israel and Judah, - and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.


Until there arose another sort of king over Egypt, who had not known Joseph. The same, dealing craftily with our race, ill-treated our fathers, so as to cause their babes to be exposed, to the end they might not be suffered to live. In which season, Moses, was born, and was exceeding goodly, - who was nourished up three months in the house of his father; read more.
But, when he was exposed, the daughter of Pharaoh rescued him, and nourished him for herself, as a son.


So Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and, Manasseh his son, reigned, in his stead.

Twelve years old, was Manasseh when he began to reign, - and, fifty-five years, reigned he in Jerusalem. And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,-according to the abominable ways of the nations, whom Yahweh dispossessed from before the sons of Israel. And he again built the high places, which Hezekiah his father had thrown down, - and set up altars to the Baalim, and made Sacred Stems, and bowed in prostration unto all the army of the heavens, and served them; read more.
and built altars in the house of Yahweh, - as to which Yahweh had said, In Jerusalem, shall be my Name, unto times age-abiding. Yea he built altars unto all the army of the heavens, - in the two courts of the house of Yahweh. And, he, caused his sons to pass through the fire, in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and practised hidden arts and used divination, and practised sorcery, and appointed a necromancer, and a wizard, - he exceeded in doing the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger; and he set a resemblance-image which he had made, - in the house of God, as to which God had said unto David, and unto Solomon his son, In this house and in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will I put my Name, unto times age-abiding. So will I not again remove the foot of Israel away from the soil which I appointed for their fathers. Only they must observe to do all that I have commanded them, even all the law and the statutes and the regulations, by the hand of Moses. And so Manasseh led astray Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, - to commit wickedness beyond the nations which Yahweh had destroyed from before the sons of Israel. And Yahweh spake unto Manasseh and unto his people, but they did not give ear. So Yahweh brought in upon them, the captains of the army that belonged to the king of Assyria, and they captured Manasseh with hooks, - and bound him captive with a pair of bronze fetters, and took him away to Babylon. But, in his distress, he appeased the face of Yahweh his God, - and humbled himself greatly, before the God of his fathers; and, when he prayed unto him, then was he entreated of him, and hearkened unto his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem, unto his own kingdom, and so Manasseh came to know, that, Yahweh, is God. And, after this, he built an outer wall to the city of David on the west of the Gihon in the ravine, even to the entering in through the fish-gate, and went round to Ophel, and carried it up very high, - and put captains of valour in all the fortified cities, throughout Judah. And he removed the gods of the foreigner and the image, out of the house of Yahweh, and all the altars that he had built in the mountain of the house of Yahweh, and in Jerusalem, - and he cast them forth outside the city. And he built the altar of Yahweh, and sacrificed thereon peace-offerings, and thanksgiving sacrifices,-and gave word to Judah to serve Yahweh, God of Israel. Howbeit, still were, the people, sacrificing in the high places, - only unto Yahweh their God. But, the rest of the story of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the story of the seers who spake unto him in the name of Yahweh God of Israel, there they are, in the story of the kings of Israel: both his prayer and how God was entreated of him - and all his sin and his treacherous act, and the sites whereon he built high places, and set up the Sacred Stems and the images, before he humbled himself, there they are, written in the story of the seers. And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the garden off his own house, - and Amon his son reigned in his stead.


Then turned they, and went up by the way of Bashan, - and Og, king of Bashan, came forth to meet them - he and all his people, to give battle at Edrei. Then said Yahweh unto Moses - Do not fear him, for into thy hand, have I delivered him and all his people, and his land, - Therefore shalt thou do unto him, as thou didst unto Sihon king of he Amorites, who was dwelling in Heshbon. So then they smote him and his sons and all his people, until there was not left him a remnant, - and took possession of his land.

Then turned we and went up, the way of Bashan; and Og king of Bashan, came out to meet us, he, and all his people, to give battle at Edrei. And Yahweh said unto me: Do not fear him, for into thy hand, have I delivered him and all his people and his land, - so then thou shalt do unto him, as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites who was dwelling in Heshbon. Then did Yahweh our God deliver into our hand, Og also, king of Bashan and all his people, - so we smote him until there was not left remaining to him a survivor. read more.
And we captured all his cities, at that time, there was no fortress which we took not from them, - sixty cities all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these, were fortified cities each with a high wall, folding gates and a bar, - besides country towns exceeding many. And we devoted them to destruction, doing unto them as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, - devoting to destruction every city of males, the women, and the little ones. But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, made we our prey. Thus did we at that time take the land out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites (which was over the Jordan), - from the ravine of Arnon as far as Mount Hermon. Sidonians, call Hermon Sirion, - but, the Amorites, call it Senir. All the cities of the table-land, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, - unto Salecah, and Edrei, - cities of the kingdom of Og, in Bashan. For, only Og, king of Bashan was left remaining of the remnant of the giants, lo! his bedstead, was a bedstead of iron, is not, the same, in Rabbath of the sons of Ammon? nine cubits, the length thereof and four cubits, the breadth thereof, by the fore-arm of a man. And this land, took we in possession at that time, - from Aroer which is by the ravine of Arnon, and half the hill-country of Gilead and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites; but the remainder of Gilead, and all Bashan the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh, - all the region of the Argob with all Bashan. The same, is called, A land of giants. Jair, son of Manasseh, took all the region of Argob, as far as the boundary of the Geshurites, and the Maachathites, - and called them after his own name The Bashan of Havvoth-jair unto this day. And, unto Machir, gave I Gilead; And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites, gave I - from Gilead even as far as the ravine of Arnon, the middle of the ravine and boundary, - even as far as the Jabbok ravine, the boundary of the sons Ammon; the Waste Plain also and the Jordan and boundary, - from Chinnereth, even as far as the sea of the Waste Plain the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah, on the east.


And Azariah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers, in the city of David, - and, Jotham his son, reigned, in his stead.

In the second year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, began Jotham son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign. Twenty-five years old, was he, when he began to reign, and, sixteen years, reigned he, in Jerusalem, - and, the name of his mother, was Jerusha, daughter of Zadok. And he did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, - according to all that Uzziah his father had done. read more.
Only, the high places, took they not away, still were the people offering sacrifice and burning incense in the high places, - he, built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh. Now, the rest of the story of Jotham, what he did, is, it, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? In those days, began Yahweh to send against Judah, Rezin, king of Syria, - and Pekah son of Remaliah. And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David his father, - and, Ahaz his son, reigned, in his stead.


Thou therefore Son of man Take thee one stick, and write upon it For Judah, and for the sons of Israel his companions, Then take thou another stick, and write upon it For Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel his companions. Then bring them near - the one to the other - for thee into one stick,- And they shall become united in thy hand. And when the sons of thy people speak unto thee I. saying,- Wt thou not tell us what these things are to thee? read more.
speak unto them Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, Lo! I, myself, am going to take the stick of Joseph. which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions, - And I will place them upon it even upon the stick of Judah. And will make of them one stick, And they shall become one in my hand. And the sticks whereon thou shalt write shall remain in thy hand before their eyes. Therefore speak thou unto them Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, Lo! myself am going to take the sons of Israel, from among the nations whither they have gone, - And I will gather them from every side, And will bring them in upon their own so; And will make of them one nation in the land. among the mountains of Israel, And one king, shall they all have for king, - And they shall remain no longer two nations, Nor shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more.

In those days, shall the house of Judah go unto the house of Israel, - that they may enter together out of the land of the North, upon the land which I gave as an inheritance unto your fathers.


Thus, saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth, hath Yahweh God of the heavens, given unto me, and, he himself, hath laid charge upon me, to build to him a house, in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people with whom is Yahweh his God? Then let him go up.

Who is there among you of all his people? His God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, - and build the house of Yahweh God of Israel, (he, is God!) which is in Jerusalem; And, whosoever is left, of all the places where he doth sojourn, let the men of his place uphold him, with silver and with gold, and with goods and with beasts, - along with a voluntary offering for the house of God, which is in Jerusalem. Then arose the ancestral chiefs of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, - even every one whose spirit God had aroused, to go up to build the house of Yahweh, which was in Jerusalem; read more.
and, all they who were round about them, strengthened their hands, with utensils of silver, with gold with goods and with beasts, and with precious things, - besides any thing he had volunteered. And, King Cyrus, brought forth the utensils of the house of Yahweh, - which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth from Jerusalem, and put in the house of his gods: - yea Cyrus king of Persia brought them forth, by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, - and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, a leader of Judah. And, these, were the numbers of them, - basins of gold, thirty, basins of silver, a thousand, knives, twenty-nine; bowls of gold, thirty, bowls of silver, of a secondary sort, four hundred and ten, - other utensils, a thousand. All the utensils, in gold and silver, were five thousand and four hundred, - the whole, did Sheshbazzar bring up with the upbringing of the exile, out of Babylon unto Jerusalem.


And he commanded Joshua, son of Nun, and said - Be firm and bold, for, thou shalt bring the sons of Israel into the land which I have sworn to them, - and, I, will be with thee.

And Yahweh said unto Moses: Take thee Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is spirit, - then shalt thou lean thy hand upon him; and shalt cause him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the assembly, - and shalt charge him before their eyes; and shalt put some of thine honour upon him, - that all the assembly of the sons of Israel may hearken. read more.
And, before Eleazar the priest, shall he stand, and shall ask by him for the decision of the Lights, before Yahweh, - at the bidding thereof, shall they go out, and at the bidding thereof, shall they come in - he, and all the sons of Israel with him, even all the assembly. And Moses did Yahweh commanded him, - and took Joshua, and caused him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the assembly; and leaned his hands upon him and charged him, - As Yahweh spake by the hand of Moses.


And he said to Abram - Thou must surely know, that, sojourners, will thy seed become in a land not theirs, and shall serve them and they will humble them, four hundred years; moreover also, the nation whom they will serve, I, am going to judge, and after that, shall they come forth with great substance.

But God, spake thus - His seed shall be a sojourner in a foreign land, and they will bring it into bondage, and ill-treat it four-hundred years; And, the nation unto which they shall be in bondage, will, I, judge - said God; and, after these things, shall they come forth, and render divine service unto me, in this place.


So Joshua overthrew Amalek and his people, with the edge of the sword.

Remember that which Amalek did unto thee by the way when ye came forth out of Egypt; how he encountered thee by the way and cut off in thy rear all the worn-out behind thee, thou thyself, being weary and worn, - how he feared not God.


Seven years old, was Jehoash, when he began to reign.


And, though Yahweh raised up judges, - who saved them out of the hand of them that plundered them, yet, even unto their judges, did thy not hearken, for they went unchastely astray after other gods, and bowed themselves down to them, - they turned aside speedily out of the way wherein their fathers who hearkened unto the commandments of Yahweh, walked, they did not so. And, when Yahweh raised them up judges, then was Yahweh with the judges, and saved them out of the hand of their enemies, all the days of the judge, - for Yahweh was grieved at their outcry, because of them who oppressed them, and ill-treated them. read more.
But, when the judge was dead, they again broke faith more than their fathers, by going their way after other gods, by serving them, and bowing themselves down to them, - they ceased not from their doings nor from their stubborn way.

And, after these things, he gave them judges, until Samuel the prophet.


and said unto him - Lo! thou, art old, and, thy sons, walk not in thy ways: Now, appoint for us a king to judge us, like all the nations. But the thing was displeasing in the eyes of Samuel, when they said, Give unto us a king to judge us. So Samuel prayed unto Yahweh. And Yahweh said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people, in all that they shall say unto thee, - for, not thee, have they rejected, but, me, have they rejected, from being king over them. read more.
According to all the doings which they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt, even until this day, in that they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so, are they doing even unto thee. Now, therefore, hearken to their voice, - save that thou, enter protest, against them, and tell them the manner of the king who will reign over them. So then Samuel spake all the words of Yahweh unto the people, who were asking of him, a king. And he said, This, will be the manner of the king who will reign over you, - Your sons, will he take and appoint for himself, as his charioteers and as his horsemen, and they shall run before his chariots; and he will appoint for himself, princes of thousands, and princes of fifties, - and to plough his fields, and to reap his harvest, and to make his weapons of war, and the instruments of his chariots; And, your daughters, will he take, - as perfumers and as cooks, and as bakers; And, your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, the best of them, will he take, and give to his servants; And, your seed, and your vineyards, will he tithe, and give to his courtiers and to his servants; And, your men-servants, and your maidservants, and your oxen, even the goodliest, and your asses, will he take, - and put them to his work; Your flocks, will he tithe, - and, ye yourselves, shall become his servants. Then will ye make outcry, in that day, because of your king whom ye have chosen for yourselves, - and Yahweh will not answer you, in that day. But the people refused to hearken unto the voice of Samuel, - and they said - Nay! but, a king, shall be over us: so shall, even we, become like all the nations, - and our king shall judge us, and go forth before us, and fight our battles.

Where is thy king, then, that he may save thee throughout all thy cities? and thy judges, concerning whom thou saidst, Oh give me a king and rulers?



All the gathered host together, was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty;

All the gathered host together, was forty-two thousand, three hundred, and sixty; besides, their men-servants and maid-servants, were these, seven thousand, three hundred, and thirty-seven, - and, to them, pertained, singing-men and singing-women, two hundred, and forty-five:


But, Joshua son of Nun, and Caleb son of Jephunneh, of them who spied out the land, rent their clothes; and spake unto all the assembly of the sons of Israel, saying, - As for the land through which we passed to spy it out, Good, is the land, exceedingly, If Yahweh delight in us, then will he bring us into this and, and give it unto us, - A land which doth flow with milk and honey. read more.
Only against Yahweh, do not rebel. Do not, ye, fear the people of the land, For our food, they are, - Their shade hath departed, from over them. And Yahweh is with us, Do not fear them! But when all the assembly bade stone them with stones, the glory of Yahweh, appeared, in the tent of meeting, unto all the sons of Israel.

So they took their journey, and came in unto Moses and unto Aaron and unto all the assembly of the sons of Israel into the wilderness of Paran, towards Kadesh, - and brought back word - unto them and unto all the assembly, and showed them the fruit of the land. And they recounted unto him, and said, We entered into the land whither thou didst send us, and surely it doth flow with milk and honey, and, this, is the fruit thereof. Nevertheless surely mighty, are the people that dwell in the land, - and, the cities, walled in, exceeding great, moreover also, the descendants of the read more.
Anak, saw we there. Amalek, dwelleth in the land of the South; And, the Hittite, and the Jebusite and the Amorite, dwell in the mountain And the Canaanite, dwelleth by the sea, and by the side of the Jordan. And Caleb stilled the people unto Moses, - and said unto them - Let us go straight up, and possess it, for we shall, surely prevail, against it. But the men who went up with him said, We cannot go up against the people, - for stronger, are they than we. So they sent forth a rumour of the land which they had spied out, among the sons of Israel, saying, - As touching the land through which we passed to spy it out, it is, land that eateth up them who dwell therein, And all the people that we saw in the midst thereof, were men of great stature. And, there, saw we the giants, sons of Anak descended of the giants, - And we were in our own eyes, as grass-hoppers, And, so, were we in their eyes.


and Moses chose men of ability out of all Israel, and set them to be heads over the people, - rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

So spake unto you, at that time saying, I am unable, by myself, to carry you. Yahweh your God hath multiplied you, and here ye are to-day, like the stars of the heavens for multitude. Yahweh, the God of your fathers, be adding unto you the like of you, a thousand times, - and bless you, as he hath spoken unto you! read more.
How should I carry by myself the fatigue of you and the burden of you and your controversies? Set forth for you - men wise and discerning, and known to your tribes, - that I may appoint them to be heads over you. And ye answered me, - and said, Good, is the word which thou hast spoken to be done. So I took heads for your tribes wise men and known, and placed them as heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties and captains of tens, and overseers for your tribes. And I charged your judges, at that time, saying, - Ye are to hear between your brethren and shall judge righteously, between each magi and his brother and his sojourner. Ye shall not take note of faces in judgment - so the small as the great, shall ye hear, ye shall not shrink from the face of any man, for judgment, unto God, belongeth, - but the thing which is too hard for you, shall ye bring near unto me, and I will hear it.



Thus shall Bezaleel and Oholiab work, and every man that is wise-hearted, in whom Yahweh hath put wisdom and understanding, to know how to work any manner of workmanship for the holy service, - according to all that Yahweh hath commanded. So then Moses called upon Bezaleel, and upon Oholiab, and upon every man that was wise-hearted, in whose heart Yahweh had put wisdom, - every one whose heart lifted him up, to draw near unto the work, to do it. And they took, from the presence of Moses, all the heave-offering which the sons of Israel had brought in for the work of the holy service to do it, - howbeit, they, brought in unto him yet more free-will offerings, meriting by morning. read more.
Then came in all the wise men who were doing all the holy work, - man by man from his work which, they, were doing; and spake unto Moses, saying, More than enough, are the people bringing in, - more than is needed for the service pertaining to the work; which Yahweh hath commanded to be done. So Moses gave commandment and they passed a proclamation throughout the camp, saying, Let, neither man nor woman, make any more material for the holy heave-offering. So the people were restrained from bringing in. For the material was enough for all the work, to make it, - and to spare.


And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David, - and, Ahaziah his son, reigned, in his stead. In the twelfth year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, did Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah, begin to reign. Two and twenty years old, was Ahaziah when he began to reign, - and, one year, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, his mother's name, was Athaliah, daughter of Omri, king of Israel; read more.
And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, like the house of Ahab, - for, son-in-law of the house of Ahab, was, he. And he went with Joram son of Ahab, to make war against Hazael king of Syria, in Ramoth-gilead, - and the Syrians wounded Joram. So Joram the king returned to get healed in Jezreel, from the wounds wherewith the Syrians had wounded him in Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria, - and, Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see Joram son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he, was sick.


In the second year of Joash son of Joahaz king of Israel, began Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah to reign. Twenty-five years old, was he when he began to reign, and twenty-nine years, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, his mother's name, was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. And he did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, only, not like David his father: according to all that Joash his father did, so he did; read more.
only, the high places, took they not away, - still were the people sacrificing and burning incense in the high places. And it came to pass that, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, he smote his servants who smote the king his father; but, the sons of them that smote him, slew he not, - as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, which Yahweh commanded, saying - Fathers, shall not be put to death, for sons, nor shall, sons, be put to death, for fathers, but every man, for his own sin, shall be put to death. He, smote Edom, in the valley of salt, ten thousand, and seized Sela, in the war, - and called the name thereof Joktheel, as it is until this day. Then, sent Amaziah messengers unto Jehoash son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, - Come now, let us look one another in the face. And Jehoash king of Israel sent unto Amaziah king of Judah, saying, A thistle that was in Lebanon, sent unto a cedar that was in Lebanon, saying - Give thy daughter to my son to wife, - and there passed by a beast of the field that was in Lebanon, and trampled down the thistle: Thou hast, smitten, Edom, and, thy heart, would lift thee up, - Glory, and stay at home! Wherefore, then, shouldest thou contend with misfortune, and fall, thou, and Judah with thee? But Amaziah hearkened not. So then Jehoash king of Israel came up, and they looked one another in the face, he and Amaziah king of Judah, - in Beth-shemesh, which belongeth unto Judah. Then was Judah defeated before Israel, - and they fled, every man to his own home; and, upon Amaziah, king of Judah, son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, did Jehoash king of Israel, seize, in Beth-shemesh, - and entered Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, at the gate of Ephraim, as far as the corner gate, four hundred cubits; and took all the gold and the silver and all the vessels that were found in the house of Yahweh, and in the treasuries of the house of the king, and hostages, - and returned to Samaria. Now, the rest of the story of Jehoash, what he did, and his might and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria, with the kings of Israel, - and, Jeroboam his son, reigned, in his stead. And Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah, lived, after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, fifteen years. Now, the rest of the story of Amaziah, is, it, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And, when they made against him a conspiracy in Jerusalem, he fled to Lachish, - but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him, there. And they bare him on horses, - and he was buried in Jerusalem, with his fathers, in the city of David.


Now, in the fifth year of Joram son of Ahab, king of Israel, Jehoshaphat, having been king of Judah, Jehoram, son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, began to reign. Thirty-two years old, was he when he began to reign, and, eight years, reigned, he in Jerusalem. And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as did the house of Ahab, for, a daughter of Ahab, became his wife, - and he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh. read more.
Yet was not Yahweh willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David his servant, - even as he promised him to give him a lamp for his sons all the days. In his days, did Edom revolt from under the hand of Judah, - and they set over them a king. So Joram passed over to Zair, and all the chariots with him, - and it came to pass that, he, arising by night, smote the Edomites that were round about unto him, and the captains of the chariots, and the people fled to their homes, Yet did Edom revolt from under the hand of Judah, unto this day, - then, revolted Libnah, at the same time. Now, the rest of the story of Joram, and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David, - and, Ahaziah his son, reigned, in his stead.


and what he did to Dathan and to Abiram, sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, in that the earth opened wide her mouth, and swallowed-up them and their households and their tents, - and all the living things that attended them, in the midst of all Israel.

Then took Korah, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, - and Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On, son of Peleth sons of Reuben; and rose up before Moses, with certain men of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty, - princes of assembly, called to the stated meeting, men of renown; and gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron and said unto them Too much for you, when, all the assembly, are, all of them, holy, and in the midst of them, is Yahweh, - Wherefore, then, should ye set yourselves up, above the convocation of Yahweh? read more.
And, when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face. Then spake he unto Korah, and unto all his assembly, saying, In the morning, will Yahweh make known who are his, and who is the holy one and will cause him to come near unto himself, - yea him whom he shall choose, will he cause to come near unto himself. This do, - Take to you censers, Korah and all his assembly; and place therein fire, and put thereon incense before Yahweh, to-morrow, So shall it be - that, the man whom Yahweh shall choose, he shall be the holy one. Too much for you ye sons of Levi! And Moses said unto Korah, - Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi! Is it too small a thing for you that the God of Israel hath separated you from the assembly of Israel, to bring you near unto himself, - to do the laborious work of the habitation of Yahweh, and to stand before the assembly, to wait upon them? But having brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee, must ye seek priesthood also? Wherefore thou and all thine assembly, are conspiring against Yahweh, - But Aaron, what is he, that ye should murmur against him? Then sent Moses, to call for Dathan and for Abiram sons of Eliab, - and they said We will not come up: Was it, a small thing, that thou didst bring us up out of land flowing with milk and honey, to put us to death in the desert but thou must, continue even to lord it, over us? Certainly not into a land flowing with milk and honey, hast thou brought us, nor given unto us an inheritance of field and vineyard, - The eyes of those men, wilt thou dig out? We will not come up. Then was Moses very angry, and he said unto Yahweh, Do not thou have respect unto their meal-offering. Not one ass, from them, have I taken, neither have I wronged one of them. And Moses said unto Korah, Thou, and all thine assembly, come ye before Yahweh, - thou, and they, and Aaron to-morrow. And take ye each man his censer and put thereon incense, then shall ye bring near before Yahweh, each man his censer, two hundred and fifty Censers, - and, thou and Aaron, each man his censer. So they took each man his censer and put thereon fire, and placed thereon incense, - and took their stand at the entrance of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron. And Korah gathered together against them all the assembly, unto the entrance of the tent of meeting, - then appeared the glory of Yahweh, unto all the assembly. Separate yourselves out of the midst of this assembly, - that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces and said, O GOD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, - shall, one man, sin, and against all the assembly, wilt thou he wroth. Speak unto the assembly, saying, - Get ye up from round about the habitation of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. So Moses rose up, and went, unto Dathan and Abiram, - then went, after him the eiders of Israel. And he spake unto the assembly, saying - Remove I pray you from beside the tents of these lawless men, and do not touch aught that pertaineth unto them, - lest ye be carried off, in all their sins. So they went up from beside the habitation of Korah, Dathan and Abiram on every side, - and, Dathan and Abiram, came out and stationed themselves at the entrance of their tents, with their wives and their sons and their little ones. Then said Moses, Hereby, shall ye know, that, Yahweh hath sent me, to do all these works, - verily, not out of my own heart: If, as all human beings die, these do die, and the visitation of all human beings, be visited upon them, Yahweh, hath not sent me. But, if, a cremation, Yahweh create, and the ground open wide her mouth and swallow them up, with all that pertain unto them, and so they go down alive unto hades, then shall ye know, that these men have despised Yahweh. And it came to pass as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground which was under them, clave asunder; and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up them, and their households, - and all the human beings who pertained unto Korah, with all their goods: so, they, and all that pertained unto them, went down, alive unto hades, - and the earth, closed pen them, and they perished out of the midst of the convocation. And, all Israel who were round about them, fled at their cry, - for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up. Fire also came forth, from Yahweh, - and consumed the two hundred and fifty men, who offered the incense. Say unto Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the midst of the burning, and the fire, scatter thou yonder, - for they have been hallowed. As for the censers of these sinners against their own persons, they shall be made into beaten-out plates as an overlay for the altar, for hey had brought them near before Yahweh and hallowed them, - so shall they become a sign unto the sons of Israel. And Eleazar the priest took the censers of bronze, which the consumed men had brought near, - and heat them out into plates for overlaying the altar: a memorial unto the sons of Israel, That no stranger, who is not of the seed of Aaron, shall draw near to offer incense before Yahweh, - lest he become like Korah and like his assembly, As spake Yahweh by the hand of Moses with regard thereto.


Now, in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam son of Nebat, began Abijah to reign over Judah. Three years, reigned he in Jerusalem, - and, the name of his mother, was Maachah, daughter of Abishalom. And he walked in all the sins of his father which he had done before him, - and his heart was not blameless with Yahweh his God, like the heart of David his father. read more.
But, for the sake of David, did Yahweh his God give him a lamp, in Jerusalem, - by raising up a son of his after him, and by suffering Jerusalem to stand; because David did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, - and turned not aside from anything that he commanded him, all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. And there was, war, between Rehoboam and Jeroboam, all the days of his life. Now, the rest of the story of Abijah and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And there was, war, between Abijah and Jeroboam. So then Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, - and, Asa his son, reigned, in his stead.


He will come, and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard unto others. But, when they heard it, they said - Far be it!

Wherefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God, will be taken away from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof:


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.

Thus then the sons of Israel brake up from Rameses, - and encamped in Succoth. And they brake up from Succoth, - and encamped in Etham, which is at the edge of the desert. And they brake up from Etham, and turned upon Pi-hahiroth, which is over against Baal-zephon, - and encamped before Migdol.


Then was led near the sin-bearing bullock, - and Aaron and his sons leaned their hands upon the head of the sin-bearing bullock, Then was it slain, and Moses took the blood and put thereof upon the horns of the altar round about, with his finger, and cleansed the altar from sin, - and the remainder of the blood, poured he forth at the base of the altar, and hallowed it putting a propitiatory-covering thereupon. And he took all the fat that was on the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat, - and Moses made a perfume at the altar. read more.
But the bullock itself, and its skin and its flesh and its dung, consumed he with fire, outside the camp, - As Yahweh commanded Moses, Then was brought near the ram for the ascending-sacrifice, - and Aaron and his sons leaned their hands upon the head of the ram; and it was slain, - and Moses dashed h the blood against the altar round about; and the ram itself, was cut up into its pieces, - and Moses made a perfume with the head and with the pieces and with the fat; but the inwards and the legs, were bathed in water, - and Moses made a perfume with the whole ram at the altar, an ascending-sacrifice, it was - for a satisfying odour an altar-flame, it was unto Yahweh, As Yahweh commanded Moses. Then was brought near the second ram, the ram of installation, and Aaron and his sons leaned their hands upon the head of the ram; and it was slain, and Moses took of the blood thereof, and put upon the tip of Aaron's right ear, - and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. Then were brought near the sons of Aaron, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, - and Moses dashed the blood against the altar round about. And he took the fat and the fat-tail, and all the fat that was on the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat, - and the right shoulder; and out of the basket of unleavened-cakes that was before Yahweh, took he one round unleavened-cake and one round oil-cake, and one wafer, and put them upon the fat portions, and upon the right shoulder; and placed the whole upon the opened palms of Aaron, and upon the opened palms of his sons, - and waved them as a wave-offering, before Yahweh. And Moses took them from off their opened palms, and made a perfume at the altar upon the ascending-sacrifice, - an installation, they were for a satisfying odour, an altar-flame, it was unto Yahweh. And Moses took the breast, and waved it as a wave-offering, before Yahweh, - of the ram of installation, unto Moses it belonged, as a portion, As Yahweh commanded Moses. And Moses took of the anointing oil and of the blood that was upon the altar, and sprinkled upon Aaron, upon his garments, and upon his sons and upon the garments of his sons with him, - and hallowed Aaron, his garments, and his sons and the garments of his sons with him. And Moses said unto Aaron and unto his sons Boil ye the flesh, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and there, shall ye eat it, and the bread which is in the basket of installation, - as I have been commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons, shall eat it. But, that which is left of the flesh, and of the bread, with fire, shall ye consume. And from the entrance of the tent of meeting, shall ye not go forth for seven days, until the day that filleth up the days of your installation, - because for seven days, will he install you: as hath been done this day, so hath Yahweh commanded to be done, to put a propitiatory-covering over you. Even at the entrance of the tent of meeting, shall ye abide day and night for seven days, and shall keep the watch of Yahweh and shall not die, - for, so, am I commanded. And Aaron and his sons did all the things which Yahweh had commanded through the mediation of Moses.

So Aaron drew near unto the altar, - and slew the sin-bearing calf which was for himself; and the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him, and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put thereof upon the horns of the altar, - and the remainder of the blood, poured he out at the base of the altar; and with the fat and the kidneys and the caul a from the liver, of the sin-bearer, made he a perfume at the altar, - As Yahweh commanded Moses. read more.
But, the flesh and the skin, consumed he with fire, outside the camp. Then slew he the ascending-sacrifice, - and the sons of Aaron presented unto him the blood, and he dashed it against the altar round about. And the ascending-sacrifice, presented they unto him piece by piece thereof also the head, - and he made a perfume upon the altar: and he bathed the inwards and the legs, - and made a perfume upon the ascending-sacrifice at the altar. Then brought he near the oblation of the people, - and took the sin-bearing goat which pertained to the people, and slew it and made therewith a sin-bearer, like the first. Then brought he near the ascending-sacrifice, - and offered it, according to the regulation, Then brought he near the meal-offering, and filled his hand therefrom, and made a perfume upon the altar, - in addition to the ascending-sacrifice of the morning. Then slew he the ox, and the ram, as a peace-offering, which pertained unto the people, - and the sons of Aaron presented the blood unto him, and he dashed it against the altar, round about; and the portions of fat from the ox, - and from the ram, the fat-tail, and the covering, and the kidneys, and the caul of the liver; and they put the portions of fat upon the breasts, - and he made a perfume with the fat at the altar; but the breasts and the right shoulder, did Aaron wave as a wave-offering, before Yahweh, - as Moses commanded, Then Aaron lifted up his hands towards the people, and blessed them, - and he came down from offering the sin-bearer, and the ascending-sacrifice and the peace-offering. And when Moses and Aaron had entered into the tent of meeting, - and had come forth, and blessed the people, then appeared the glory of Yahweh, unto all the people; yea, there came forth fire from before Yahweh, and consumed upon the altar, the ascending-sacrifice and the portions of fat, - and all the people beheld and shouted, and fell down upon their faces.


Now, therefore thy two sons who were born to thee in the land of Egypt, before I came in unto thee in Egypt, are Ephraim and Manasseh, like Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine.

for the sons of Joseph became two tribes: Manasseh and Ephraim, - so they gave no portion to the Levites in the land, save only cities to dwell in, with the pasture lands thereof, for their cattle and for their substance.


But Manasseh took not possession of Beth-shean and her towns, nor of Taanach and her towns, nor dispossessed the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam, and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo, and her towns, - but the Canaanites were determined to remain in this land; when Israel, however, had waxed strong, they put the Canaanites under tribute, - though they, dispossessed, them not. And, Ephraim, dispossessed not the Canaanites who were dwelling in Gezer, - so the Canaanites remained in their midst, in Gezer. read more.
Zebulun, dispossessed not the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol, - but the Canaanites remained in their midst, and came under tribute. Asher, dispossessed not the inhabitants of Acco, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, - nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob; but the Asherites dwelt in the midst of the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land, - for they dispossessed them not. Naphtali, dispossessed not the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath, but they dwelt in the midst of the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land, - and, the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, and of Beth-anath, became theirs, under tribute. And the Amorites forced the sons of Dan into the hill country, - for they suffered them not to come down into the vale; and, though the Amorites were determined to remain in the hill country of Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim, yet was the hand of the house of Joseph heavy, so that they came under tribute. And, the boundary of the Amorites, was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upwards.

Now, these, are the nations which Yahweh left, that he might, by them, put Israel to the proof, - all who had not known any of the wars of Canaan; that the generations of the sons of Israel might certainly get to know, by being taught to make war, - such, at least, as aforetime knew nothing thereof: - five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Zidonians, and the Hivites dwelling in Mount Lebanon, - from Mount Baal-hermon as far as the entering in of Hamath. read more.
So then these were left , that, by them, he might put Israel to the proof, - to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses. And thus, the sons of Israel, dwelt in the midst of the Canaanites, - the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and took their daughters to be their wives, their own daughters moreover, gave they unto their sons, and they served their gods. Thus did the sons of Israel the thing that was wicked in the sight of Yahweh, and forgat Yahweh their God, - and served the Baals and the Asherahs.


And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David, - and Jehoram his son reigned in his steed.


A night of solemn observances, it is unto Yahweh, for bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt, - this same night, pertaineth to Yahweh, for solemn observances by all the sons of Israel to their generations.

And Moses said unto the people - Ye are to remember this day, on which ye came forth out of Egypt out of the house of slaves, that with strength of hand, did Yahweh bring you forth from hence, - there shall not, therefore be eaten anything leavened. To-day, are, ye, coming forth, - in the month Abib. And it shall be, when Yahweh shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite, and the Hivite and the Jebusite, which he sware to thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, then shalt thou serve with this service, in this month. read more.
Seven days, shalt thou eat unleavened cakes, - and on the seventh day, shall be a festival to Yahweh. Unleavened cakes, shall be eaten for the seven days, - neither shall there be seen with thee anything leavened, nor shall there be seen with thee leaven, within any of thy bounds, And thou shalt toll thy son, on that day, saying, - This is because, of that which Yahweh did for me, when he brought me forth out of Egypt. And it shall be to thee for a sign upon thy hand and for a memorial between thine eyes, in order that the law of Yahweh may be in thy mouth, - for with a strong hand, did Yahweh bring thee forth out of Egypt. So shalt thou observe this statute in its appointed time, - from year to year. And it shall be when Yahweh shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanite, as he sware to thee and to thy fathers, - and shalt give it thee, that thou shalt set apart whatsoever is born first, to Yahweh; and, of all firstlings of beasts which thou shalt have, the males, shall pertain to Yahweh. But every firstling of an ass, shalt thou redeem with a lamb or if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break its neck, - but every firstborn of men among thy sons, shalt thou redeem. And it shall be when thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What is this? Then shalt thou say unto him: With strength of hand, did Yahweh bring us forth out of Egypt out of the house of slaves. And it came to pass when Pharaoh had shown himself too hardened to let us go, then did Yahweh slay every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of men even unto the firstborn of beasts. For this cause, am, I, sacrificing to Yahweh whatsoever is born first, of the males, and every firstborn of my sons, must I redeem. And it shall be for a sign upon thy hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes, - that, with strength of hand, did Yahweh bring us forth out of Egypt.


Then did the sons of Israel break up, - and encamp in the waste plains of Moab, on the other side of the Jordan by Jericho.

And they brake up from the mountains of Abarim, - and encamped in the waste plains of Moab, by Jordan neat Jericho. Thus did they encamp by the Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth unto Abel-Shittim that is, "The acacia - meadows"- in the waste plains of Moab.


In the third month, by the coming forth of the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt, on this day, came they into the desert of Sinai:

And they brake up from Rephidim, - and encamped in the desert of Sinai.


and, when they came in towards Marah they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter, - for this taut, was the name thereof called Marah.

And they brake up from before Hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea towards the desert, - and went their way a journey of three days in the desert of Etham, and encamped in Marah.


Then came they in to Elim, and there, were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm-trees, - so they encamped there, by the waters.

And they brake up from Marah, and came in towards Elim; there being, in Elim, twelve fountains of water, and seventy palm-tree, so they encamped there.


Then responded Moses, and said, And lo! they will not believe me, neither hearken to my voice, - for they will say, Yahweh, hath not appeared unto thee. And Yahweh said unto him - What is this in thy hand? And he said - A staff. Then said he - Cast it to the earth. And he cast it to the earth, and it became a serpent, - and Moses fled from the face thereof. read more.
And Yahweh said unto Moses, Put forth thy hand, and take it by its tail: So he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a staff in his hand: - that they may believe that Yahweh, God of their fathers, - God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob hath appeared unto thee. Then said Yahweh unto him, yet again - Bring, I pray thee, thy hand, into thy bosom. So he brought his hand, into his bosom, - and then took it out, and lo! his hand, was leprous, - like snow, And he said - Put back thy hand into thy bosom: So he put back his hand into his bosom, - and then took it out of his bosom, and lo it had come again like his own flesh: thus shall it come to pass, if they will not believe thee, nor hearken to the voice of the first sign, then will they believe the voice of the next sign; and it shall come to pass if they will not believe even these two signs nor hearken to thy voice, then shalt thou take of the water of the river, and pour it out on the dry land, - so shall the water which thou hast taken from the river, become, yea it shall become, blood, on the dry land. And Moses said unto Yahweh - Pardon, O My Lord! not a man of words, am I, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant, - for heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue, I am. Then Yahweh said unto him - Who appointed a mouth for man, or who appointeth him to be dumb, or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh,? Now, therefore go, - and, I, will be with thy mouth, so will I direct thee, what thou shalt speak. And he said - Pardon, O My Lord! send, I pray thee by the hand of him whom thou wilt send - Then was kindled the anger of Yahweh against Moses, and he said - Is there not Aaron, thy brother, the Levite? I know that he lean speak. Moreover also lo! he himself is coming forth to meet thee, as surely as he seeth thee, so surely will he rejoice in his heart. Then shalt thou speak unto him, and shalt put the words in his mouth, - and, I, will be with thy mouth and with his mouth, so will I direct you what ye shall do. And, he, shall speak for thee unto the people, - so shall it come to pass that he shall become thy mouth, and thou shalt become to him as God. And this staff, take thou in thy hand, - wherewith thou shalt do the signs.

Then appeared the messenger of Yahweh unto him, in a flame of fire from the midst of the thorn-bush, - so he looked and lo! the thorn-bush burning with fire and yet the thorn-bush, was not consumed. And, Moses said, Let me turn aside, pray, and see this great sight, - why the thorn-bush, doth not burn up. And Yahweh saw, that he turned aside to see, - so God called unto him out of the midst of the thorn-bush, and said - Moses! Moses! And he said - Behold me! read more.
And he said - Do not draw nigh hither, - put off thy sandals from thy feet, for, the place whereon thou art standing is holy ground. And he said - I, am the God of thy father, God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. Then said Yahweh, I have, seen, the humiliation of my people, who are in Egypt, - and their outcry, have I heard, by reason of their task-masters, for I know their pains; therefore have I come down to deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians, and to take them up out of that land, into a land good and large, into a land flowing with milk and honey, - into the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite, and the Amorite and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Now, therefore, lo! the outcry of the sons of Israel, hath come in unto me, - moreover also, I have seen the oppression, wherewith the Egyptians are oppressing them. Now, therefore, come thou! that I may send thee unto Pharaoh, - and bring thou forth my people - the sons of Israel - out of Egypt. And Moses said unto God, Who am, I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, - and that I should bring forth the sons of Israel out of Egypt? And he said - I will be with thee, and, this, to thee, shall be the sign, that, I have sent thee, - When thou bringest forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall do service unto God, upon this mountain. And Moses said unto God - Lo! as surely as, I, go in unto the sons of Israel, and say unto them, The God of your fathers, hath sent me unto you, So surely will they say unto me - What is his name? What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I Will Become whatsoever I please, And he said - Thus, shalt thou say to the sons of Israel, I Will Become hath sent me unto you. And God said yet further unto Moses - Thus shalt thou say unto the sons of Israel, Yahweh God of your fathers. God of Abraham God of Isaac and God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you. This, is my name to times age-abiding, And, this, my memorial to generation after generation. Go - and thou shalt gather together the eiders of Israel and shalt say unto them-Yahweh. God of your fathers, hath appeared unto me, the God of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob saying, - I am, concerned, for you, and for what is done to you in Egypt; therefore do I say - I will bring you up out of the humiliation of Egypt, into the land of the Canaanite and the Hittite, and the Amorite and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, - into a land flowing with milk and honey. So will they hearken to thy voice, - and thou shalt go in - thou, and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt and ye shall say unto him - Yahweh, God of the Hebrews, hath fallen in with us, Now, therefore let us go, we pray thee, a journey of three days into the desert, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh, our God. But, I, know, that the king of Egypt will not suffer you to go, - not even by a firm hand. So then I will put forth my hand and smite Egypt, with all my wonders, which I will d in the midst thereof, - and, after that, he will send you forth. Thus will I give favour to this people in the eyes of the Egyptians, - so shall it come to pass that when ye do go, ye shall not go empty; but every woman shall ask of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold and mantles, - and ye shall put them upon your sons and upon your daughters, so shall ye spoil the Egyptians.


So then Israel served Yahweh all the days of Joshua, - and all the days of the elders who prolonged their days after Joshua, and who had known all the work of Yahweh, which he had wrought for Israel.

And the people served Yahweh all the days of Joshua, - and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work of Yahweh which he had wrought for Israel.


So I seized the two tables, and cast them from off my two hands, - and brake them in pieces before your eyes. Then lay I prostrate before Yahweh as at the first, forty days and forty nights, food, did I not eat, and water, did I not drink, - because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing the thing that was wicked, in the eyes of Yahweh. to provoke him to anger. For I shrank with fear from the face of the anger and the hot displeasure, wherewith Yahweh was provoked against you to destroy you, - but Yahweh hearkened unto me, even at that time. read more.
And with Aaron, did Yahweh show himself exceedingly angry, to destroy him, - so I prostrated myself, even in behalf of Aaron at that time. And your sin which ye had made even the calf, took I and burned it up with fire, and pounded it very small, until it was fine as dust, - then cast I the dust thereof into the torrent that descended out of the mountain.