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Exodus

1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt (every man and his household came with Jacob): 2Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3Issachar, Ze-bu-lun, and Benjamin, 4Dan and Naph-ta-li, Gad and Asher. 5And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: and Joseph was in Egypt already. 6And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. 7And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

8Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph. 9And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: 10come, let us deal wisely with them, unless they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any war, they also join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and they get them up out of the land. 11Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pi-thom and Raamses. 12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. 13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor: 14and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigor.

15And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiph-rah, and the name of the other Pu-ah: 16and he said, When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the birth-stool; if it be a son, then you shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. 17But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive. 18And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have you done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive? 19And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered before the midwife come unto them. 20And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. 21And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them households. 22And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.

 

2 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. 4And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

5And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to bring it. 6And she opened it, and saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children. 7Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call you a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you? 8And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. 10And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.

11And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown up, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he struck the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. 13And he went out the second day, and, behold, two men of the Hebrews were striving together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Why do you strike your fellow? 14And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? will you kill me, as you killed the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely the thing is known. 15Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Mid-i-an: and he sat down by a well.

16Now the priest of Mid-i-an had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 18And when they came to Re-u-el their father, he said, How is it that you are come so soon today? 19And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock. 20And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread. 21And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zip-op-rah his daughter. 22And she bare a son, and he called his name Ger-shom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.

23And it came to pass in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. 24And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25And God saw the children of Israel, and God took knowledge of them.

 

3 Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Mid-i-an: and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to the mountain of God, unto Hor-eb. 2And the angel of Jehovah appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3And Moses said, I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4And when Jehovah saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5And he said, Draw not near: put off your shoes from off your feet, for the place whereon you stand is holy ground. 6Moreover he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

7And Jehovah said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people that are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 8and I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good and large land, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Pe-riz-zite, and the Hi-vite, and the Jeb-u-site. 9And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: moreover I have seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. 10Come now therefore, and I will send you unto Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

11And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be the token unto you, that I have sent you: when you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God upon this mountain. 13And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers has sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them? 14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, This shall you say unto the children of Israel, I AM has sent me unto you. 15And God said moreover unto Moses, This shall you say unto the children of Israel, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

16Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt: 17and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Pe-riz-zite, and the Hi-vite, and the Jeb-u-site, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. 18And they shall listen to your voice: and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and you shall say unto him, Jehovah, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us: and now let us go, we pray you, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God. 19And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, no, not by a mighty hand. 20And I will put forth my hand, and strike Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. 21And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty. 22But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her that sojourns in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and you shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and you shall plunder the Egyptians.

 

4 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen unto my voice; for they will say, Jehovah has not appeared unto you. 2And Jehovah said unto him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod. 3And he said, Cast in on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. 4And Jehovah said unto Moses, Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail: (and he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand:) 5That they may believe that Jehovah, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared unto you. 6And Jehovah said furthermore unto him, Put now your hand into your bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as white as snow. 7And he said, Put your hand into your bosom again. (And he put his hand into his bosom again; and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.) 8And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe you, neither listen to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. 9And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe even these two signs, neither listen unto your voice, that you shall take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which you take out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.

10And Moses said unto Jehovah, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before, nor since you have spoken unto your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 11And Jehovah said unto him, Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes a man dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, Jehovah? 12Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall speak. 13And he said, Oh, Lord, send, I pray you, by the hand of him whom you will send. 14And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is there not Aaron your brother the Levite? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he comes forth to meet you: and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. 15And you shall speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth: and I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do. 16And he shall be your spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to you a mouth, and you shall be to him as God. 17And you shall take in your hand this rod, wherewith you shall do the signs.

18And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray you, and return unto my brethren that are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. 19And Jehovah said unto Moses in Mid-i-an, Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought your life. 20And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. 21And Jehovah said unto Moses, When you go back into Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand: but I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go. 22And you shall say unto Pharaoh, This says Jehovah, Israel is my son, my first-born: 23and I have said unto you, Let my son go, that he may serve me; and you have refused to let him go: behold, I will slay your son, your first-born.

24And it came to pass on the way at the lodging-place, that Jehovah met him, and sought to kill him. 25Then Zip-op-rah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, Surely a bridegroom of blood are you to me. 26So he let him alone. Then she said, A bridegroom of blood are you, because of the circumcision. 27And Jehovah said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mountain of God, and kissed him. 28And Moses told Aaron all the words of Jehovah wherewith he had sent him, and all the signs wherewith he had charged him. 29And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel: 30and Aaron spoke all the words which Jehovah had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31And the people believed: and when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

 

5 And afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said unto Pharaoh, This says Jehovah, the God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. 2And Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah, that I should listen unto his voice to let Israel go? I know not Jehovah, and moreover I will not let Israel go.

3And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, we pray you, three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice unto Jehovah our God, unless he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. 4And the king of Egypt said unto them, Why do you, Moses and Aaron, free the people from their works? you go unto your burdens. 5And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens. 6And the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, 7You shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as before: let them go and gather straw for themselves. 8And the number of the bricks, which they did make before, you shall demand from them; you shall not diminish anything thereof: for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. 9Let heavier work be laid upon the men, that they may labor therein; and let them not regard lying words.

10And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, This says Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. 11Go yourselves, get straw where you can find it: for nothing of your work shall be diminished. 12So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw. 13And the taskmasters were urgent saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw. 14And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Why have you not fulfilled your task both yesterday and today, in making brick as before?

15Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Why do you deal this way with your servants? 16There is no straw given unto your servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people. 17But he said, you are idle, you are idle: therefore you say, Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah. 18Go therefore now, and work; for no straw shall be given you, yet shall you deliver the number of bricks. 19And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in affliction, when it was said, you shall not diminish anything from your bricks, your daily tasks. 20And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: 21and they said unto them, Jehovah look upon you, and judge: because you have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us. 22And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Lord, why have you dealt ill with this people? why is it that you have sent me? 23For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has dealt ill with this people; neither have you delivered your people at all.

 

6 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Now shall you see what I will do to Pharaoh: for by a strong hand shall he let them go, and by a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. 2And God spoke unto Moses, and said unto him, I am Jehovah: 3and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Jehovah I was not known to them. 4And I have also ** established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, wherein they sojourned. 5And moreover I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. 6why say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments: 7and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God; and you shall know that I am Jehovah your God, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8And I will bring you in unto the land which I sware to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you for a heritage: I am Jehovah. 9And Moses spoke so unto the children of Israel: but they listened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

10And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 11Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. 12And Moses spoke before Jehovah, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not listened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of ** uncircumcised lips? 13And Jehovah spoke 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.

14These are the heads of their fathers’ houses. The sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel: Ha-noch, and Pal-lu, Hez-ron, and Car-mi; these are the families of Reuben. 15And the sons of Simeon: Je-mu-el, and Ja-min, and O-had, and Ja-chin, and Zo-har, and Saul the son of a Canaanitish woman; these are the families of Simeon. 16And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Ger-shon, and Ko-hath, and Me-rar-i; and the years of the life of Levi were a hundred thirty and seven years. 17The sons of Ger-shon: Lib-ni and Shim-e-i, according to their families. 18And the sons of Ko-hath: Amram, and Iz-har, and He-bron, and Uz-zi-el; and the years of the life of Ko-hath were a hundred thirty and three years. 19And the sons of Me-rar-i: Ma-ha-li and Mu-shi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations. 20And Amram took him Joch-e-bed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty and seven years. 21And the sons of Iz-har: Kor-ah, and Neph-eg, and Zich-ri. 22And the sons of Uz-zi-el: Mi-sha-el, and El-za-phan, and Zith-ri. 23And Aaron took him E-li-she-ba, the daughter of Am-min-a-dab, the sister of Na-ash-on, to wife; and she bare him Na-dab and A-bi-hu, El-e-a-zar and Ith-a-mar. 24And the sons of Kor-ah: As-sir, and El-ka-nah, and A-bi-a-saph; these are the families of the Kor-a-hites. 25And El-e-a-zar Aaron’s son took him one of the daughters of Pu-ti-el to wife; and she bare him Phin-e-has. These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites according to their families. 26These are they that Aaron and Moses, to whom Jehovah said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts. 27These are they that spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron. 28And it came to pass on the day when Jehovah spoke unto Moses in the land of Egypt, 29that Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, I am Jehovah: speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak unto you. 30And Moses said before Jehovah, Behold, I am of ** uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen unto me?

 

7 And Jehovah said unto Moses, See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. 2You shall speak all that I command you; and Aaron your brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. 3And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. 4But Pharaoh will not listen unto you, and I will lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. 5And the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah, when I stretch forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. 6And Moses and Aaron did so; as Jehovah commanded them, so they did. 7And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty and three years old, when they spoke unto Pharaoh.

8And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 9When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show us a wonder; then you shall say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent. 10And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so, as Jehovah had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 11Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers: and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did in like manner with their enchantments. 12For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. 13And Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he listened not unto them; as Jehovah had spoken.

14And Jehovah said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is stubborn, he refuses to let the people go. 15Go unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goes out unto the water; and you shall stand by the river’s brink to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shall you take in your hand. 16And you shall say unto him, Jehovah, the God of the ** Hebrews, has sent me unto you, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto you have not listened. 17This says Jehovah, In this you shall know that I am Jehovah: behold, I will strike with the rod that is in my hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 18And the fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall become foul; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink water from the river. 19And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone. 20And Moses and Aaron did so, as Jehovah commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. 21And the fish that were in the river died; and the river became foul, and the Egyptians could not drink water from the river; and the blood was throughout all the land of Egypt. 22And the magicians of Egypt did in like manner with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he listened not unto them; as Jehovah had spoken. 23And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he lay even this to heart. 24And all the Egyptians dug round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river. 25And seven days were fulfilled, after that Jehovah had struck the river.

 

8 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, This says Jehovah, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 2And if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will strike all your borders with frogs: 3and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and upon your bed, and into the house of your servants, and upon your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading-troughs: 4and the frogs shall come up both upon you, and upon your people, and upon all your servants. 5And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. 6And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. 7And the magicians did in like manner with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. 8Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat Jehovah, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice unto Jehovah. 9And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Have you this glory over me: against what time shall I entreat for you, and for your servants, and for your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, and remain in the river only? 10And he said, Against to-morrow. And he said, Be it according to your word; that you may know that there is none like unto Jehovah our God. 11And the frogs shall depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people; they shall remain in the river only. 12And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto Jehovah concerning the frogs which he had brought upon Pharaoh. 13And Jehovah did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields. 14And they gathered them together in heaps; and the land stank. 15But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart, and listened not unto them, as Jehovah had spoken.

16And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 17And they did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were lice upon man, and upon beast; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 18And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: and there were lice upon man, and upon beast. 19Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he listened not unto them; as Jehovah had spoken.

20And Jehovah said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he comes forth to the water; and say unto him, This says Jehovah, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 21Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon you, and upon they servants, and upon your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. 22And I will set apart in that day the land of Go-shen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you may know that I am Jehovah in the midst of the earth. 23And I will put a division between my people and your people: by to-morrow shall this sign be. 24And Jehovah did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies. 25And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go, sacrifice to your God in the land. 26And Moses said, It is not meet to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to Jehovah our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us? 27We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our God, as he shall command us. 28And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to Jehovah your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away: entreat for me. 29And Moses said, Behold, I go out from you, and I will entreat Jehovah that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to-morrow: only let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Jehovah. 30And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated Jehovah. 31And Jehovah did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one. 32And Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he did not let the people go.

 

9 Then Jehovah said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, This says Jehovah, the God of the ** Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 2For if you refuse to let them go, and will hold them still, 3behold, the hand of Jehovah is upon your cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the herds, and upon the flocks: there shall be a very grievous pestilence. 4And Jehovah shall make a distinction between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; and there shall nothing die of all that belongs to the children of Israel. 5And Jehovah appointed a set time, saying, To-morrow Jehovah shall do this thing in the land. 6And Jehovah did that thing on the next day; and all the cattle of Egypt died; but of the cattle of the children of Israel not one died. 7And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he did not let the people go.

8And Jehovah said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. 9And it shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with inflammation upon man and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. 10And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with inflammation upon man and upon beast. 11And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boils were upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians. 12And Jehovah hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he listened not unto them, as Jehovah had spoken unto Moses.

13And Jehovah said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, This says Jehovah, the God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 14For I will this time send all my plagues upon your heart, and upon your servants, and upon your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. 15For now I had put forth my hand, and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you had been cut off from the earth: 16but in deed for this cause have I made you to stand, to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. 17As yet exalt yourself against my people, that you will not let them go? 18Behold, to-morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now. 19Now therefore send, bring in your cattle and all that you have in the field; for every man and beast that shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. 20He that feared the word of Jehovah among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses. 21And he that regarded not the word of Jehovah left his servants and his cattle in the field.

22And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch forth your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. 23And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and Jehovah sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down unto the earth; and Jehovah rained hail upon the land of Egypt. 24So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25And the hail struck throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field. 26Only in the land of Go-shen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. 27And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: Jehovah is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. 28Entreat Jehovah; for there has been enough of these mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer. 29And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto Jehovah; the thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is Jehovah’s. 30But as for you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear Jehovah God. 31And the flax and the barley were struck: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom. 32But the wheat and the spelt were not struck: for they were not grown up. 33And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread his hands unto Jehovah: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth. 34And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. 35And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the children of Israel go, as Jehovah had spoken by Moses.

 

10 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I may show these my signs in the midst of them, 2and that you may tell in the ears of your son, and of your son’s son, what things I have worked upon Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am Jehovah. 3And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, This says Jehovah, the God of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. 4Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, to-morrow will I bring locusts into your border: 5and they shall cover the face of the earth, so that one shall not be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field: 6and your houses shall be filled, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; as neither your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned, and went out from Pharaoh. 7And Pharaoh’s servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve Jehovah their God: know you not that Egypt is destroyed? 8And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve Jehovah your God; but who are they that shall go? 9And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old; with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto Jehovah. 10And he said unto them, So be Jehovah with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you. 11Not so: go now you that are men, and serve Jehovah; for that is what you desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

12And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left. 13And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt; very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall there be such. 15For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing, either tree or herb of the field, through all the land of Egypt. 16Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron to hurry; and he said, I have sinned against Jehovah your God, and against you. 17Now therefore forgive, I pray you, my sin only this once, and entreat Jehovah your God, that he may take away from me this death only. 18And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated Jehovah. 19And Jehovah turned an exceeding strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea; there remained not one locust in all the border of Egypt. 20But Jehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go.

21And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. 22And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days; 23they saw not one another, neither rose any one from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, You go, serve Jehovah; only let your flocks and your herds be left behind: let your little ones also go with you. 25And Moses said, you must also give into our hand sacrifices and burnt-offerings, that we may sacrifice unto Jehovah our God. 26Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind: for thereof must we take to serve Jehovah our God; and we know not with what we must serve Jehovah, until we come there. 27But Jehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go. 28And Pharaoh said unto him, Get away from me, take heed to yourself, that see my face no more; for in the day you see my face you shall die. 29And Moses said, you have spoken well. I will see your face again no more.

 

11 And Jehovah said unto Moses, yet one plague more will I bring upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go from there: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out from there altogether. 2Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. 3And Jehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.

4And Moses said, This says Jehovah, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: 5and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne, even unto the first-born of the maid-servant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of cattle. 6And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been, nor shall be any more. 7But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that you may know how that Jehovah does make a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel. 8And all these your servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get out, and all the people that follow you: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger. 9And Jehovah said unto Moses, Pharaoh will not listen unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt. 10And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and Jehovah hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

 

12 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3Speak unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household: 4and if the household be too little for a lamb, then shall he and his neighbor next to his house take one according to the number of the souls; according to every man’s eating you shall make your count for the lamb. 5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old: you shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats: 6and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at evening. 7And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. 8And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9Eat it not raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with the inwards thereof. 10And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire. 11And this shall you eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly: it is Jehovah’s Passover. 12For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will strike all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Jehovah. 13And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will ** pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. 14And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and you shall keep it a feast to Jehovah: throughout your generations you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever. 15Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. 16And in the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you. 17And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance for ever. 18In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at evening. 19Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or one that is born in the land. 20You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread.

21Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out, and take lambs according to your families, and kill the Passover. 22And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side-posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. 23For Jehovah will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts, Jehovah will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to strike you. 24And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons for ever. 25And it shall come to pass, when you are come to the land which Jehovah will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep this service. 26And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What do you mean by this service? 27then you shall say, It is the sacrifice of Jehovah’s Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. 28And the children of Israel went and did so; as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.

29And it came to pass at midnight, that Jehovah struck all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the first-born of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the first-born of cattle. 30And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead. 31And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, go forth from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve Jehovah, as you have said. 32Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also. 33And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, to send them out of the land in hurry; for they said, We are all dead men. 34And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. 35And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. 36And Jehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they spoiled the Egyptians.

37And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Suc-coth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, besides children. 38And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. 39And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any goods. 40Now the time that the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 41And it came to pass at the end of four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt. 42It is a night to be greatly observed unto Jehovah for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of Jehovah, to be greatly observed of all the children of Israel throughout their generations.

43And Jehovah said unto Moses and Aaron, ** This is the ordinance of the Passover: there shall no foreigner eat thereof; 44but every man’s servant that is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. 45A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof. 46In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth anything of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone thereof. 47All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. 48And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the Passover to Jehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: but no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. 49One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you. 50This did all the children of Israel; as Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. 51And it came to pass the selfsame day, that Jehovah did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.

 

13 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Sanctify unto me all the first-born, whatsoever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine. 3And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Jehovah brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. 4This day you go forth in the month Abib. 5And it shall be, when Jehovah shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hi-vite, and the Jeb-u-site, which he sware unto your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month. 6Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to Jehovah. 7Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with you, neither shall there be leaven seen with you, in all your borders. 8And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, It is because of that which Jehovah did for me when I came forth out of Egypt. 9And it shall be for a sign unto you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the law of Jehovah may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand has Jehovah brought you out of Egypt. 10You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.

11And it shall be, when Jehovah shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, as he sware unto you and to your fathers, and shall give it to you, 12that you shall set apart unto Jehovah all that opens the womb, and every firstling which you have that comes of a beast; the males shall be Jehovah’s. 13And every firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck: and all the first-born of man among your sons shall you redeem. 14And it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What is this? that you shall say unto him, By the strength of his hand Jehovah brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage: 15and it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that Jehovah slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beast: therefore I sacrifice to Jehovah all that opens the womb, being males; but all the first-born of my sons I redeem. 16And it shall be for a sign upon your hand, and for frontlets between your eyes: for by the strength of his hand Jehovah brought us forth out of Egypt.

17And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, unless perhaps the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: 18but God led the people about, by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea: and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt. 19And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and you shall carry up my bones away with you. 20And they took their journey from Suc-coth, and camped in E-tham, in the edge of the wilderness. 21And Jehovah went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to showed them the way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night: 22the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people.

 

14 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn back and camp before Pi-ha-hi-roth, between Mig-dol and the sea, before Ba-al-ze-phon: over against it shall you camp by the sea. 3And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has shut them in. 4And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he shall follow after them; and I will get me some honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host: and the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah. And they did so. 5And it was told the king of Egypt that the people were fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us? 6And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: 7and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of them. 8And Jehovah hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: for the children of Israel went out with a high hand. 9And the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them as they camped by the sea, beside Pi-ha-hi-roth, before Ba-al-ze-phon.

10And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were greatly afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto Jehovah. 11And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? why have you dealt with us this, to bring us forth out of Egypt? 12Is not this the word that we spoke unto you in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. 13And Moses said unto the people, Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of Jehovah, which he will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more for ever. 14Jehovah will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

15And Jehovah said unto Moses, Why do you cry unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward. 16And lift you up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground. 17And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them: and I will get me some honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. 18And the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have gotten honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. 19And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them: 20and it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night: and the one came not near the other all the night.

21And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Jehovah caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 22And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 23And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24And it came to pass in the morning watch, that Jehovah looked forth upon the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and confused the host of the Egyptians. 25And he took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them heavily; so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for Jehovah fights for them against the Egyptians. 26And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. 27And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and Jehovah overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that went in after them into the sea; there remained not so much as one of them. 29But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 30this Jehovah saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea-shore. 31And Israel saw the great work which Jehovah did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared Jehovah: and they believed in Jehovah, and in his servant Moses.

 

15 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto Jehovah, and spoke, saying, I will sing unto Jehovah, for he has triumphed gloriously: The horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea. 2Jehovah is my strength and song, And he is become my salvation: This is my God, and I will praise him; My father’s God, and I will exalt him. 3Jehovah is a man of war: Jehovah is his name. 4Pharaoh’s chariots and his host has he cast into the sea; And his chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea. 5The deeps covers them: They went down into the depths like a stone. 6Your right hand, O Jehovah, is glorious in power, your right hand, O Jehovah, dashes in pieces the enemy. 7And in the greatness of your excellency you overthrow them that rise up against you: you send forth your wrath, it consume them as stubble. 8And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were piled up, The floods stood upright as a heap; The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea. 9The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. 10You did blow with your wind, the sea covered them: They sank as lead in the mighty waters. 11Who is like unto you, O Jehovah, among the gods? Who is like you, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12You stretched out your right hand, The earth swallowed them. 13You in your lovingkindness have led the people that you have redeemed: you have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation. 14The peoples have heard, they tremble: Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia. 15Then were the chiefs of E-dom dismayed; The mighty men of Moab, trembling takes hold upon them: All the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away. 16Terror and dread falls upon them; By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone; Till your people pass over, O Jehovah, Till the people pass over that you have purchased. 17You will bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, The place, O Jehovah, which you have made for you to dwell in, The sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. 18Jehovah shall reign for ever and ever. 19For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Jehovah brought back the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea. 20And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21And Miriam answered them, Sing to Jehovah, for he has triumphed gloriously; The horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.

22And Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 23And when they came to Mar-ah, they could not drink of the waters of Mar-ah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Mar-ah. 24And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25An he cried unto Jehovah; And Jehovah showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them; 26and he said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of Jehovah your God, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you, which I have put upon the Egyptians: for I am Jehovah that heals you. 27And they came to E-lim, where were twelve springs of water, and sixty and ten palm-trees: and they camped there by the waters.

 

16 And they took their journey from E-lim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between E-lim and Si-nai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. 2And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness: 3and the children of Israel said unto them, Would that we had died by the hand of Jehovah in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. 4Then Jehovah said unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not. 5And it shall come to pass on the sixth day, that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. 6And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then you shall know that Jehovah has brought you out from the land of Egypt; 7and in the morning, then you shall see the glory of Jehovah; for that he hears your murmurings against Jehovah: and what are we, that you murmur against us? 8And Moses said, This shall be, when Jehovah shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that Jehovah hears your murmurings which you murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against Jehovah. 9And Moses said unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before Jehovah; for he has heard your murmurings. 10And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of Jehovah appeared in the cloud. 11And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 12I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread: and you shall know that I am Jehovah your God.

13And it came to pass at even, that the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the camp. 14And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness a small round thing, small as the hoar-frost on the ground. 15And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, What is it? For they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them, It is the bread which Jehovah has given you to eat. 16This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded, Gather you of it every man according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, shall you take it, every man for them that are in his tent. 17And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less. 18And when they measured it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. 19And Moses said unto them, Let no man leave of it till the morning. 20Notwithstanding they listened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was angry with them. 21And they gathered it morning by morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

22And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 23And he said unto them, This is that which Jehovah has spoken, Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath unto Jehovah: bake that which you will bake, and boil that which you will boil; and all that remains over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. 24And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses said: and it did not become foul, neither was there any worm therein. 25And Moses said, Eat that today; for today is a Sabbath unto Jehovah: today you shall not find it in the field. 26Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. 27And it came to pass on the seventh day, that there went out some of the people to gather, and they found none. 28And Jehovah said unto Moses, How long do you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws? 29See, for that Jehovah has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. 30So the people rested on the seventh day. 31And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

32And Moses said, This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded, Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt. 33And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omerful of manna therein, and lay it up before Jehovah, to be kept throughout your generations. 34As Jehovah commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept. 35And the children of Israel did eat the manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat the manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan. 36Now an omer is the tenth part of an E-phah.

 

17 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, by their journeys, according to the commandment of Jehovah, and camped in Reph-dim: and there was no water for the people to drink. 2why the people argued with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why do you strive with me? Why do you tempt Jehovah? 3And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst? 4And Moses cried unto Jehovah, saying, What shall I do unto this people? They are almost ready to stone me. 5And Jehovah said unto Moses, Pass on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and the rod, wherewith you struck the river, take it in your hand, and go. 6Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Hor-eb; and you shall strike the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7And he called the name of the place Mas-sah, and Mer-i-bah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?

8Then Am-a-lek came, and fought with Israel in Reph-dim. 9And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, to fight with Am-a-lek: to-morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand. 10So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Am-a-lek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Am-a-lek prevailed. 12But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur Held up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13And Joshua confused Am-a-lek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14And Jehovah said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Am-a-lek from under heaven. 15And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi; 16And he said, Jehovah has sworn: Jehovah will have war with Am-a-lek from generation to generation.

 

18 Now Jethro, the priest of Mid-i-an, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, how that Jehovah had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Zip-op-rah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her away, 3and her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Ger-shom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land: 4and the name of the other was El-i-e-zer; for he said, The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh. 5And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness where he was camped, at the mount of God: 6and he said unto Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, am come unto you, and your wife, and her two sons with her.

7And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did bow himself, and kissed him: and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent. 8And Moses told his father-in-law all that Jehovah had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how Jehovah delivered them. 9And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which Jehovah had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. 10And Jethro said, Blessed be Jehovah, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 11Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all gods; yes, in the thing wherein they dealt proudly against them. 12And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.

13And it came to pass on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood about Moses from the morning unto the evening. 14And when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that you do to the people? why do you sit yourself alone, and all the people stand about you from morning unto even? 15And Moses said unto his father-in-law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God: 16when they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws. 17And Moses’ father-in-law said unto him, The thing that you do is not good. 18You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you: for the thing is too heavy for you; you are not able to perform it yourself alone. 19Listen now unto my voice, I will give you counsel, and God be with you: you be for the people to God-ward, and bring the causes unto God: 20and you shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. 21Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: 22and let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto you, but every small matter they shall judge themselves: so shall it be easier for yourself, and they shall bear the burden with you. 23If you shall do this thing, and God command you so, then you shall be able to endure, and all this people also shall go to their place in peace. 24So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said. 25And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. 26And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. 27And Moses let his father-in-law depart; and he went his way into his own land.

 

19 In the third month after the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day they came into the wilderness of Si-nai. 2And when they were departed from Reph-dim, and were come to the wilderness of Si-nai, they camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. 3And Moses went up unto God, and Jehovah called unto him out of the mountain, saying, This shall you say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4You have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. 5Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine: 6and you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak unto the children of Israel. 7And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Jehovah commanded him. 8And all the people answered together, and said, All that Jehovah has spoken we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people unto Jehovah.

9And Jehovah said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto Jehovah. 10And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments, 11and be ready against the third day; for the third day Jehovah will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Si-nai. 12And you shall set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that you go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whoever touches the mount shall surely be put to death: 13no hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, he shall not live: when the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mount. 14And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their garments. 15And he said unto the people, Be ready for the third day: come not near a woman.

16And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of a trumpet exceedingly loud; and all the people that were in the camp trembled. 17And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the lower part of the mount. 18And mount Si-nai, the whole of it, smoked, because Jehovah descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19And when the voice of the trumpet waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice. 20And Jehovah came down upon mount Si-nai, to the top of the mount: and Jehovah called Moses to the top of the mount; and Moses went up. 21And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, unless they break through unto Jehovah to look, and many of them perish. 22And let the priests also, that come near to Jehovah, sanctify themselves, unless Jehovah break forth upon them. 23And Moses said unto Jehovah, The people cannot come up to mount Si-nai: for you did charge us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. 24And Jehovah said unto him, Go, get you down; and you shall come up, you, and Aaron with you: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto Jehovah, unless he break forth upon them. 25So Moses went down unto the people, and told them.

 

20 And God spoke all these words, saying, 2I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3you shall have no other gods before me. 4you shall not make unto you a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5you shall not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generations of them that hate me, 6and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. 7you shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain. 8Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shall you labor, and do all your work; 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto Jehovah your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your cattle, nor the stranger that is within your gates: 11for in six days Jehovah made the heaven and the earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: why Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12HO-nor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which Jehovah your God gives you. 13you shall not kill. 14you shall not commit adultery. 15you shall not steal. 16you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17you shall not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.

18And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off. 19And they said unto Moses, Speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, unless we die. 20And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, so that you sin not. 21And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

22And Jehovah said unto Moses, This you shall say unto the children of Israel, you yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 23You shall not make other gods with me; gods of silver, or gods of gold, you shall not make unto you. 24An altar of earth you shall make unto me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt-offerings, and your peace-offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: ** in every place where I record my name I will come unto you and I will bless you. 25And if you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones; for if you lift up your tool upon it, you have polluted it. 26Neither shall you go up by steps unto my altar, that your nakedness be not uncovered thereon.

 

21 Now these are the ordinances which you shall set before them. 2If you buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. 3If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he is married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4If his master gives him a wife and she bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself. 5But if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: 6then his master shall bring him unto God, and shall bring him to the door, or unto the door-post; and his master shall pierce his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever. 7And if a man sell his daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men-servants do. 8If she please not her master, who has espoused her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a foreign people he shall have no power, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her. 9And if he espouse her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. 10If he takes himself another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish. 11And if he do not these three things unto her, then shall she go out for nothing, without money.

12He that smites a man, so that he dies, shall surely be put to death. 13And if a man lie not in wait, but God delivers him into his hand; then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee. 14And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; you shall take him from my altar, that he may die. 15And he that strike his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. 16And he that steals a man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 17And he that curses his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death. 18And if men contend, and one strike the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed; 19if he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that struck him be innocent: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed. 20And if a man strike his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall surely be punished. 21Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

22And if men strive together, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart, and yet no harm follow; he shall be surely fined, according as the woman’s husband shall lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23But if any harm follow, then you shall give life for life, 24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26And if a man strike the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, and destroy it; he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake. 27And if he strike out his man-servant’s tooth, or his maid-servant’s tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake. 28And if an ox gore a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be surely stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be innocent. 29But if the ox was known to gore in time past, and it has been testified to its owner, and he has not kept it in, but it has killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death. 30If there be laid on him a ransom, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatsoever is laid upon him. 31Whether it have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him. 32If the ox gore a man-servant or a maid-servant, there shall be given unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned. 33And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein, 34the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner thereof, and the dead beast shall be his. 35And if one man’s ox hurt another’s, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the price of it: and the dead also they shall divide. 36Or if it be known that the ox was known to gore in time past, and its owner has not kept it in, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead beast shall be his own.

 

22 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 2If the thief be found breaking in, and be struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him. 3If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be bloodguiltiness for him; he shall make restitution: if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 4If the theft be found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall pay double. 5If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast free, and it feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution. 6If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

7If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or things to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, he shall pay double. 8If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods. 9For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, whereof one says, This is it, the cause of both parties shall come before God; he whom God shall condemn shall pay double unto his neighbor. 10If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: 11the oath of Jehovah shall be between them both, whether he has not put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods; and the owner thereof shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. 12But if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. 13If it be torn in pieces, let him bring it for witness: he shall not make good that which was torn. 14And if a man borrow anything of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. 15If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.

16And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife. 17If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. 18You shall not suffer a sorceress to live. 19whoeverever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death. 20He that sacrifices unto any god, save unto Jehovah only, shall be utterly destroyed. 21And a sojourner shall you not wrong, neither shall you oppress him: for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 22You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 23If you afflict them at all, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; 24and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

25If you lend money to any of my people with you that is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor; neither shall you lay upon him interest. 26If you at all take your neighbor’s garment to pledge, you shall restore it unto him before the sun goes down: 27for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he cries unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious. 28You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people. 29You shall not delay to offer of your harvest, and of the outflow of your presses. The first-born of your sons shall you give unto me. 30Likewise shall you do with your oxen, and with your sheep: seven days it shall be with its dam; on the eighth day you shall give it me. 31And you shall be holy men unto me: therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs.

 

23 You shall not take up a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to pervert justice: 3neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause. 4If you meet your enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. 5If you see the ass of him that hates you lying under his burden, you shall forbear to leave him, you shall surely release it with him. 6You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his cause. 7Keep far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous will not slay you: for I will not justify the wicked. 8And you shall take no bribe: for a bribe blinds them that have sight, and perverts the words of the righteous. 9And a sojourner shall you not oppress: for you know the heart of a sojourner, seeing you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

10And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in the increase thereof: 11but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow; that the poor of your people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard, and with your oliveyard. 12Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your ass may have rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the sojourner, may be refreshed. 13And in all things that I have said unto you take heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth. 14Three times you shall keep a feast unto me in the year. *** 15The feast of unleavened bread shall you keep: seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it you came out from Egypt); and none shall appear before me empty: *** 16and the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of your labors, which you sow in the field: *** and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when you gather in your labors out of the field. 17Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Jehovah. 18You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning. 19The first of the first-fruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of Jehovah your God. you shall not boil a kid in it mother’s milk.

20Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21Take heed before him, and listen unto his voice; provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him. 22But if you shall indeed listen unto his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto your enemies, and an adversary unto your adversaries. 23For my angel shall go before you, and bring you in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Pe-riz-zite, and the Canaanite, the Hi-vite, and the Jeb-u-site: and I will cut them off. 24You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according their works; but you shall utterly overthrow them, and break in pieces their pillars. 25And you shall serve Jehovah your God, and he will bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you. 26There shall none cast her young, nor be barren, in your land: the number of your days I will fulfil. 27I will send my terror before you, and will confound all the people to whom you shall come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs unto you. 28And I will send the hornet before you, which shall drive out the Hi-vite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before you. 29I will not drive them out from before you in one year, unless the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against you. 30By little and little I will drive them out from before you, until you are increased, and inherit the land. 31And I will set your border from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the River: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand: and you shall drive them out before you. 32You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33They shall not dwell in your land, unless they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto you.

 

24 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto Jehovah, you, and Aaron, Na-dab, and A-bi-hu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship afar off: 2and Moses alone shall come near unto Jehovah; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him. 3And Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah, and all the ordinances: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Jehovah has spoken we will do. 4And Moses wrote all the words of Jehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mount, and twelve pillars, according to the ** twelve tribes of Israel. 5And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto Jehovah. 6And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that Jehovah has spoken we will be obedient and do. 8And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Jehovah has made with you concerning all these words.

9Then Moses went up, and Aaron, Na-dab, and A-bi-hu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. 10And they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and as it were the very heaven for clearness. 11And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: and they beheld God, and did eat and drink.

12And Jehovah said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give you the tables of stone, and the law and the commandment, which I have written, that you may teach them. 13And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister: and Moses went up into the mount of God. 14And he said unto the elders, Wait here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: whoever has a cause, let him come near unto them. 15And Moses went up into the mount, and the cloud covered the mount. 16And the glory of Jehovah abode upon mount Si-nai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. 18And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

 

25 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for me an offering: of every man whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering. 3And this is the offering which you shall take of them: gold, and silver, and brass, 4and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, 5and rams’ skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia wood, 6oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, 7onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate. 8And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. 9According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the furniture thereof, even so shall you make it.

10And they shall make an ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 11And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without shall you overlay it, and shall make upon it a crown of gold round about. 12And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four feet thereof; and two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13And you shall make staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. 14And you shall put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, wherewith to bear the ark. 15The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. 16And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you. 17And you shall make a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 18And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shall you make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat. 19And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat shall you make the cherubim on the two ends thereof. 20And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. 21And you shall put the mercy-seat above upon the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. 22And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment unto the children of Israel.

23And you shall make a table of acacia wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 24And you shall overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. 25And you shall make unto it a border of a handbreadth round about; and you shall make a golden crown to the border thereof round about. 26And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof. 27Close by the border shall the rings be, for places for the staves to bear the table. 28And you shall make the staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. 29And you shall make the dishes thereof, and the spoons thereof, and the flagons thereof, and the bowls thereof, wherewith to pour out: of pure gold shall you make them. 30And you shall set upon the table showbread before me always.

31And you shall make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its gourds, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it. 32And there shall be six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof: 33three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick: 34and in the candlestick four cups made like almond-blossoms, the gourds thereof, and the flowers thereof; 35and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the candlestick. 36Their gourds and their branches shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold. 37And you shall make the lamps thereof, seven: and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it. 38And the snuffers thereof, and the snuffers thereof, shall be of pure gold. 39Of a talent of pure gold shall it be made, with all these vessels. 40And see that you make them after their pattern, which has been showed you in the mount.

 

26 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall you make them. 2The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains shall have one measure. 3Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled one to another. 4And you shall make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shall you make in the edge of the curtain that is outmost in the second coupling. 5Fifty loops shall you make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shall you make in the edge of the curtain that is in the second coupling; the loops shall be opposite one to another. 6And you shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be one whole.

7And you shall make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains shall you make them. 8The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: the eleven curtains shall have one measure. 9And you shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shall double over the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tent. 10And you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops upon the edge of the curtain which is outmost in the second coupling. 11And you shall make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one. 12And the overhanging part that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. 13And the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, of that which remains in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it. 14And you shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

15And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up. 16Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board. 17Two tenons shall there be in each board, joined one to another: this shall you make for all the boards of the tabernacle. 18And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side southward. 19And you shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. 20And for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards, 21and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 22And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward you shall make six boards. 23And two boards shall you make for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part. 24And they shall be double beneath, and in like manner they shall be entire unto the top thereof unto one ring: this shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners. 25And there shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 26And you shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, 27and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the hinder part westward. 28And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall pass through from end to end. 29And you shall overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and you shall overlay the bars with gold. 30And you shall rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which has been showed you in the mount.

31And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made. 32And you shall hang it upon four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, upon four sockets of silver. 33And you shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in there within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall separate unto you between the holy place and the most holy. 34And you shall put the mercy-seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. 35And you shall set the table without the veil, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and you shall put the table on the north side. 36And you shall make a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer. 37And you shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold: their hooks shall be of gold: and you shall cast five sockets of brass for them.

 

27 And you shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits. 2And you shall make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof; the horns thereof shall be of one piece with it: and you shall overlay it with brass. 3And you shall make its pots to take away its ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its flesh-hooks, and its firepans: all the vessels thereof you shall make of brass. 4And you shall make for it a grating network of brass: and upon the net shall you make four brazen rings in the four corners thereof. 5And you shall put it under the ledge round the altar beneath, that the net may reach halfway up the altar. 6And you shall make staves for the altar, staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with brass. 7And the staves thereof shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, in bearing it. 8Hollow with planks shall you make it: as it has been showed you in the mount, so shall they make it.

9And you shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side: 10and the pillars thereof shall be twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver. 11And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings a hundred cubits long, and the pillars thereof twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their bands, of silver. 12And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. 13And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits. 14The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. 15And for the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. 16And for the gate of the court shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; their pillars four, and their sockets four. 17All the pillars of the court round about shall be banded with silver; their hooks of silver, and their sockets of brass. 18The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass. 19All the instruments of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.

20And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring unto you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. 21In the tent of meeting, without the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before Jehovah: it shall be a statue for ever throughout their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

 

28 And bring your brother near unto Aaron, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Na-dab and A-bi-hu, El-e-a-zar and Ith-a-mar, Aaron’s sons. 2And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3And you shall speak unto all that are wise-hearted, whom I have **** filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to sanctify him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. 4And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a coat of checker work, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. 5And they shall take the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the fine linen.

6And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the skilful workman. 7It shall have two shoulder-pieces joined to the two ends thereof, that it may be joined together. 8And the skillfully woven band, which is upon it, wherewith to gird it on, shall be like the work thereof and of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 9And you shall take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: 10six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, according to their birth. 11With the work of an graver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shall you grave the two stones, according to the names of the children of Israel: you shall make them to be enclosed in settings of gold. 12And you shall put the two stones upon the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before Jehovah upon his two shoulders for a memorial. 13And you shall make settings of gold, 14and two chains of pure gold; like cords shall you make them, of woven work: and you shall put the woven chains on the settings.

15And you shall make a breastplate of judgment, the work of the skilful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, shall you make it. 16Foursquare it shall be and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof. 17And you shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; 18and the second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; 19and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; 20and the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be enclosed in gold in their settings. 21And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes. 22And you shall make upon the breastplate chains like cords, of woven work of pure gold. 23And you shall make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. 24And you shall put the two woven chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate. 25And the other two ends of the two woven chains you shall put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod in the forepart thereof. 26And you shall make two rings of gold, and you shall put them upon the two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge thereof, which is toward the side of the ephod inward. 27And you shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the forepart thereof, close by the coupling thereof, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. 28And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be upon the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. 29And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goes in unto the holy place, for a memorial before Jehovah continually. 30And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the U-rim and the Thum-mim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goes in before Jehovah: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before Jehovah continually.

31And you shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. 32And it shall have a hole for the head in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it be not rent. 33And upon the skirts of it you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the skirts thereof; and bells of gold between them round about: 34a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about. 35And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and the sound thereof shall be heard when he goes in unto the holy place before Jehovah, and when he comes out, that he die not. 36And you shall make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO JEHOVAH. 37And you shall put it on a lace of blue, and it shall be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be. 38And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before Jehovah. 39And you shall weave the coat in checker work of fine linen, and you shall make a mitre of fine linen, and you shall make a girdle, the work of the embroiderer.

40And for Aaron’s sons you shall make coats, and you shall make for them girdles, and head-tires shall you make for them, for glory and for beauty. 41And you shall put them upon Aaron your brother, and upon his sons with him, and shall anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office. 42And you shall make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: 43And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they go in unto the tent of meeting, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and unto his seed after him.

 

29 And this is the thing that you shall do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest’s office: take one young bullock and two rams without blemish, 2and unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened mingled with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of fine wheaten flour shall you make them. 3And you shall put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams. 4And Aaron and his sons you shall bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shall wash them with water. 5And you shall take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod; 6and you shall set the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. 7Then shall you take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. 8And you shall bring his sons, and put coats upon them. 9And you shall gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind head-tires on them: and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute: and you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons. 10And you shall bring the bullock before the tent of meeting: and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock. 11And you shall kill the bullock before Jehovah, at the door of the tent of meeting. 12And you shall take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar. 13And you shall take all the fat that covers the inwards, and the lobe upon the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar. 14But the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and it dung, shall you burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin-offering. 15You shall also take the one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. 16And you shall slay the ram, and you shall take its blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. 17And you shall cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its inwards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head. 18And you shall burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering unto Jehovah; it is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. 19And you shall take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. 20Then shall you kill the ram, and take of its blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. 21And you shall take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him. 22Also you shall take of the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the inwards, and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration), 23and one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before Jehovah. 24And you shall put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons, and shall wave them for a wave-offering before Jehovah. 25And you shall take them from their hands, and burn them on the altar upon the burnt-offering, for a sweet savor before Jehovah: it is an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. 26And you shall take the breast of Aaron’s ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave-offering before Jehovah: and it shall be your portion. 27And you shall sanctify the breast of the wave-offering, and the thigh of the heave-offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons: 28and it shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion for ever from the children of Israel; for it is a heave-offering: and it shall be a heave-offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, even their heave-offering unto Jehovah. 29And the holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them. 30Seven days shall the son that is priest in his stead put them on, when he comes into the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place. 31And you shall take the ram of consecration, and boil its flesh in a holy place. 32And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the tent of meeting. 33And they shall eat those things wherewith atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy. 34And if anything of the flesh of the consecration, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy. 35And this shall you do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you: seven days shall you consecrate them. 36And every day shall you offer the bullock of sin-offering for atonement: and you shall cleanse the altar, when you make atonement for it; and you shall anoint it, to sanctify it. 37Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it: and the altar shall be most holy; whatsoever touches the altar shall be holy.

38Now this is that which you shall offer upon the altar: two lambs a year old day by day continually. 39The one lamb you shall offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shall offer at evening: 40and with the one lamb a tenth part of an E-phah of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil, and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink-offering. 41And the other lamb you shall offer at evening, and shall do thereto according to the meal-offering of the morning, and according to the drink-offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. 42It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of meeting before Jehovah, where I will meet with you, to speak there unto you. 43And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and the Tent shall be sanctified by my glory. 44And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar: Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to me in the priest’s office. 45And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. 46And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them: I am Jehovah their God.

 

30 And you shall make an altar to burn incense upon: of acacia wood shall you make it. 2A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be; and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of one piece with it. 3And you shall overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and you shall make unto it a crown of gold round about. 4And two golden rings shall you make for it under the crown thereof; upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it shall you make them; and they shall be for places for staves wherewith to bear it. 5And you shall make the staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. 6And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you. 7And Aaron shall burn incense thereon of sweet spices: every morning, when he dresses the lamps, he shall burn it. 8And when Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Jehovah throughout your generations. 9You shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor meal-offering; and you shall pour no drink-offering thereon. 10And Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once in the year; with the blood of the sin-offering of atonement once in the year shall he make atonement for it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto Jehovah.

11And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 12When you take the sum of the children of Israel, according to those that are numbered of them, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto Jehovah, when you number them; that there be no plague among them, when you number them. 13This they shall give, every one that passes over unto them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary; (the shekel is twenty gerahs;) half a shekel for an offering to Jehovah. 14Every one that passes over unto them that are numbered, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering of Jehovah. 15The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls. 16And you shall take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the tent of meeting; that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls.

17And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 18You shall also make a laver of brass, and the base thereof of brass, whereat to wash. And you shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water therein. 19And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet there: 20when they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. 21So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.

31 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2See, I have called by name Be-zal-e-el the son of U-ri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: 3and I have **** filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 4to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 5and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. 6And I, behold, I have appointed with him A-ho-il-ab, the son of A-his-a-mach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all that are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you: 7the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the Tent, 8and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick with all its vessels, and the altar of incense, 9and the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its base, 10and the finely worked garments, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office, 11and the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you shall they do.

12And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 13Speak also unto the children of Israel, saying, truly you shall keep my Sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am Jehovah who sanctifies you. 14You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to Jehovah: whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16why the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. 18And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Si-nai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

 

32 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. 2And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. 3And all the people broke off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4And he received it at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf: and they said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 5And when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To-morrow shall be a feast to Jehovah. 6And they rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

7And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, Go, get you down; for your people, that you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: 8they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed unto it, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 9And Jehovah said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 10now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation. 11And Moses besought Jehovah his God, and said, Jehovah, why does your wrath wax hot against your people, that you have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12why should the Egyptians speak, saying, For evil did he bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people. 13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. 14And Jehovah repented of the evil which he said he would do unto his people.

15And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, with the two tables of the testimony in his hand; tables that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. 16And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables. 17And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. 18And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome; but the noise of them that sing do I hear. 19And it came to pass, as soon as he came near unto the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mount. 20And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

21And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto you, that you have brought a great sin upon them? 22And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: you know the people, that they are set on evil. 23For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. 24And I said unto them, whoever has any gold, let them break it off: so they gave it to me; and I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf. 25And when Moses saw that the people were broken free, (for Aaron had let them free for a shame among their enemies,) 26then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, whoever is on Jehovah’s side, let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. 27And he said unto them, This says Jehovah, the God of Israel, Put every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor. 28And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. 29And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves today to Jehovah, yes, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

30And it came to pass on the next day, that Moses said unto the people, you have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto Jehovah; perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin. 31And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. 32yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray you, out of your book which you have written. 33And Jehovah said unto Moses, whoever has sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. 34And now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto you: behold, my angel shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them. 35And Jehovah struck the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

 

33 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, Depart, go up hence, you and the people that you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land of which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto your seed will I give it: 2and I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Pe-riz-zite, the Hi-vite, and the Jeb-u-site: 3unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of you, for you are a stiffnecked people, unless I consume you in the way. 4And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. 5And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, you are a stiffnecked people; if I go up into the midst of you for one moment, I shall consume you: therefore now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do unto you. 6And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments from mount Hor-eb onward.

7Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it without the camp, afar off from the camp; and he called it, The tent of meeting. And it came to pass, that every one that sought Jehovah went out unto the tent of meeting, which was without the camp. 8And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the Tent. 9And it came to pass, when Moses entered into the Tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the door of the Tent: and Jehovah spoke with Moses. 10And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man at his tent door. 11And Jehovah spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speak unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the Tent.

12And Moses said unto Jehovah, See, you say unto me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me. yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight. 13Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found favor in your sight, show me now your ways, that I may know you, to the end that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people. 14And he said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. 15And he said unto him, If your presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. 16For in what way shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? is it not in that you go with us, so that we are separated, I and your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth? 17And Jehovah said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name. 18And he said, Show me, I pray you, your glory. 19And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of Jehovah before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20And he said, you can not see my face; for man shall not see me and live. 21and Jehovah said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon the rock: 22and it shall come to pass, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by: 23and I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.

 

34 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Hew out two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon the tables the words that were on the first tables, which you broke. 2And be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Si-nai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mount. 3And no man shall come up with you; neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount. 4And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Si-nai, as Jehovah had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone.

5And Jehovah descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah. 6And Jehovah passed by before him, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth, 7keeping lovingkindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation. 8And Moses made hurry, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. 9And he said, If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray you, go in the midst of us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.

10And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all your people I will do wonders, such as have not been worked in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among which you are shall see the work of Jehovah; for it is a terrible thing that I do with you. 11Observe that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Pe-riz-zite, and the Hi-vite, and the Jeb-u-site. 12Take heed to yourself, unless you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, unless it be for a snare in the midst of you: 13but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their wooden images; 14for you shall worship no other god: for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: 15lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot after their gods, and sacrifice unto their gods, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice; 16and you take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters play the harlot after their gods, and make your sons play the harlot after their gods. 17You shall make no molten gods.

*** 18The feast of unleavened bread shall you keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib; for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt. 19All that opens the womb is mine; and all your cattle that is male, the firstlings of cow and sheep. 20And the firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the first-born of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty. 21Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. 22And you shall observe *** the feast of weeks, even of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and *** the feast of ingathering at the year’s end. 23Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. 24For I will cast out nations before you, and enlarge your borders: neither shall any man desire your land, when you go up to appear before Jehovah your God three times in the year. 25You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left unto the morning. 26The first of the first-fruits of your ground you shall bring unto the house of Jehovah your God. you shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk. 27And Jehovah said unto Moses, Write these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.

28And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. 29And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Si-nai with the two tables of the testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone by reason of his speaking with him. 30And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him. 31And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses spoke to them. 32And afterward all the children of Israel came near: and he gave them in commandment all that Jehovah had spoken with him in mount Si-nai. 33And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. 34But when Moses went in before Jehovah to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spoke unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. 35And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

 

35 And Moses assembled all the congregation of the children of Israel, and said unto them, These are the words which Jehovah has commanded, that you should do them. 2Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of solemn rest to Jehovah: whoever does any work therein shall be put to death. 3You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day. 4And Moses spoke unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which Jehovah commanded, saying, 5Take from among you an offering unto Jehovah; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, Jehovah’s offering: gold, and silver, and brass, 6and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, 7and rams’ skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia wood, 8and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, 9and onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate. 10And let every wise-hearted man among you come, and make all that Jehovah has commanded: 11the tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, its clasps, and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets; 12the ark, and the staves thereof, the mercy-seat, and the veil of the screen; 13the table, and its staves, and all its vessels, and the showbread; 14the candlestick also for the light, and its vessels, and its lamps, and the oil for the light; 15and the altar of incense, and its staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle; 16the altar of burnt-offering, with its grating of brass, it staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its base; 17the hangings of the court, the pillars thereof, and their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; 18the pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords; 19the finely worked garments, for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office.

20And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. 21And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and brought Jehovah’s offering, for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all the service thereof, and for the holy garments. 22And they came, both men and women, as many as were **** willing-hearted, and brought brooches, and ear-rings, and signet-rings, and armlets, all jewels of gold; even every man that offered an offering of gold unto Jehovah. 23And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and rams’ skins dyed red, and sealskins, brought them. 24Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought Jehovah’s offering; and every man, with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it. 25And all the women that were **** wise-hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, and the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen. 26And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats’ hair. 27And the rulers brought the onyx stones, and the stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate; 28and the spice, and the oil; for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. 29The children of Israel brought a freewill-offering unto Jehovah; every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all the work, which Jehovah had commanded to be made by Moses.

30And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, Jehovah has called by name Be-zal-e-el the son of U-ri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31And he has **** filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; 32and to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 33and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of skilful workmanship. 34And he has put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and A-ho-il-ab, the son of A-his-a-mach, of the tribe of Dan. 35Them has he **** filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of workmanship, of the graver, and of the skilful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any workmanship, and of those that devise skilful works.

 

36 And Be-zal-e-el and A-ho-il-ab shall work, and every wise-hearted man, in whom Jehovah has put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Jehovah has commanded. 2And Moses called Be-zal-e-el and A-ho-il-ab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart Jehovah had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: 3and they received of Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, wherewith to make it. And they brought yet unto him freewill-offerings every morning. 4And all the wise men, that worked all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they worked. 5And they spoke unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which Jehovah commanded to make. 6And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. 7For the things they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.

8And all the wise-hearted men among them that worked the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, Be-zal-e-el made them. 9The length of each curtain was eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains had one measure. 10And he coupled five curtains one to another: and the other five curtains he coupled one to another. 11And he made loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second coupling. 12Fifty loops he made in the one curtain, and fifty loops he made in the edge of the curtain that was in the second coupling: the loops were opposite one to another. 13And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the clasps: so the tabernacle was one.

14And he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle: he made eleven curtains. 15The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of each curtain: the eleven curtains had one measure. 16And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. 17And he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which was outmost in the second coupling. 18And he made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one. 19And he made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above. 20And he made the boards for the tabernacle, of acacia wood, standing up. 21Ten cubits was the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board. 22Each board had two tenons, joined one to another: this did he make all the boards of the tabernacle. 23And he made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side southward. 24And he made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. 25And for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, 26and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 27And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward he made six boards. 28And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part. 29And they were double beneath; and in like manner they were entire unto the top thereof unto one ring: this he did to both of them in the two corners. 30And there were eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; under every board two sockets. 31And he made bars of acacia wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, 32and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the hinder part westward. 33And he made the middle bar to pass through in the midst of the boards from the one end to the other. 34And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold for places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

35And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, he made it. 36And he made thereunto four pillars of acacia, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; And he cast for them four sockets of silver. 37And he made a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; 38and the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their capitals and their bands with gold; and their five sockets were of brass.

 

37 And Be-zal-e-el made the ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: 2and he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. 3And he cast for it four rings of gold, in the four feet thereof; even two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 4And he made staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. 5And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. 6And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 7And he made two cherubim of gold; of beaten work he made them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat; 8one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat made he the cherubim at the two ends. 9And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat were the faces of the cherubim.

10And he made the table of acacia wood: two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof: 11and he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereto a crown of gold round about. 12And he made unto it a border of a handbreadth round about, and made a golden crown to the border thereof round about. 13And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that were on the four feet thereof. 14Close by the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table. 15And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table. 16And he made the vessels which were upon the table, the dishes thereof, and the spoons thereof, and the bowls thereof, and the flagons thereof, wherewith to pour out, of pure gold. 17And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work he made the candlestick, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, it gourds, and its flowers, were of one piece with it: 18and there were six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: 19three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower, and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick. 20And in the candlestick were four cups made like almond-blossoms, the gourds thereof, and the flowers thereof; 21and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it. 22Their gourds and their branches were of one piece with it: the whole of it was one beaten work of pure gold. 23And he made the lamps thereof, seven, and the snuffers thereof, and the snuffers thereof, of pure gold. 24Of a talent of pure gold he made it, and all the vessels thereof.

25And he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, foursquare; and two cubits was the height thereof; the horns thereof were of one piece with it. 26And he overlaid it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it: and he made unto it a crown of gold round about. 27And he made for it two golden rings under the crown thereof, upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it, for places for staves wherewith to bear it. 28And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. 29And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, after the fragrance of the perfumer.

 

38 And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof. 2And he made the horns thereof upon the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of one piece with it: and he overlaid it with brass. 3And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, the flesh-hooks, and the firepans: all the vessels thereof he made of brass. 4And he made for the altar a grating of network of brass, under the ledge round it beneath, reaching halfway up. 5And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grating of brass, to be places for the staves. 6And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with brass. 7And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, wherewith to bear it; he made it hollow with planks. 8And he made the laver of brass, and the base thereof of brass, of the mirrors of the ministering women that ministered at the door of the tent of meeting.

9And he made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, a hundred cubits; 10their pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver. 11And for the north side a hundred cubits, their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their bands, of silver. 12And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their bands, of silver. 13And for the east side eastward fifty cubits. 14The hangings for the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three; 15and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. 16All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen. 17And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their bands, of silver; and the overlaying of their capitals, of silver; and all the pillars of the court were banded with silver. 18And the screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court. 19And their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of brass; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and their bands, of silver. 20And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.

21This is the sum of the things for the tabernacle, even the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ith-a-mar, the son of Aaron the priest. 22And Be-zal-e-el the son of U-ri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Jehovah commanded Moses. 23And with him was A-ho-il-ab, the son of A-his-a-mach, of the tribe of Dan, an graver, and a skilful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in fine linen. 24All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary. 25And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and sixty and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: 26a beka a head, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that passed over to them that were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men. 27And the hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; a hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. 28And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals, and made bands for them. 29And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels. 30And therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tent of meeting, and the brazen altar, and the brazen grating for it, and all the vessels of the altar, 31and the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.

 

39 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made finely worked garments, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 2And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 3And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skilful workman. 4They made shoulder-pieces for it, joined together; at the two ends was it joined together. 5And the skillfully woven band, that was upon it, wherewith to gird it on, was of the same piece and like the work thereof; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 6And they worked the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold, graven with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel. 7And he put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 8And he made the breastplate, the work of the skilful workman, like the work of the ephod; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 9It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being double. 10And they set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row; 11and the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; 12and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; 13and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jaspar: they were enclosed in enclosings of gold in their settings. 14And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, for the twelve tribes. 15And they made upon the breastplate chains like cords, of woven work of pure gold. 16And they made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. 17And they put the two woven chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate. 18And the other two ends of the two woven chains they put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, in the forepart thereof. 19And they made two rings of gold, and put them upon the two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge thereof, which was toward the side of the ephod inward. 20And they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the forepart thereof, close by the coupling thereof, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. 21And they did bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be upon the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 22And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue. 23And the hole of the robe in the midst thereof, as the hole of a coat of mail, with a binding round about the hole of it, that it should not be rent. 24And they made upon the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen. 25And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the skirts of the robe round about, between the pomegranates; 26a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about, to minister in; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 27And they made the coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons, 28and the mitre of fine linen, and the goodly head-tires of fine linen, and the linen breeches of fine twined linen, 29and the girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, the work of the embroiderer; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 30And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO JEHOVAH. 31And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten  it upon the mitre above; as Jehovah commanded Moses.

32this was finished all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting: and the children of Israel did according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses; so they did. 33And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the Tent, and all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, it bars, and its pillars, and its sockets; 34and the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of sealskins, and the veil of the screen; 35the ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy-seat; 36the table, all the vessels thereof, and the showbread; 37the pure candlestick, the lamps thereof, even the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for the light; 38and the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the screen for the door of the Tent; 39the brazen altar, and its grating of brass, its staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its base; 40the hangings of the court, its pillars, and its sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court, the cords thereof, and the pins thereof, and all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of meeting; 41the finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office. 42According to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work. 43And Moses saw all the work, and, behold, they had done it; as Jehovah had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.

 

40 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2On the first day of the first month shall you rear up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3And you shall put therein the ark of the testimony, and you shall screen the ark with the veil. 4And you shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are upon it; and you shall bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof. 5And you shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle. 6And you shall set the altar of burnt-offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 7And you shall set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shall put water therein. 8And you shall set up the court round about, and hang up the screen of the gate of the court. 9And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shall hallow it, and all the furniture thereof: and it shall be holy. 10And you shall anoint the altar of burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and sanctify the altar: and the altar shall be most holy. 11And you shall anoint the laver and its base, and sanctify it. 12And you shall bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shall wash them with water. 13And you shall put upon Aaron the holy garments; and you shall anoint him, and sanctify him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. 14And you shall bring his sons, and put coats upon them; 15and you shall anoint them, as you did anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: and their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.

16this Moses did: according to all that Jehovah commanded him, so he did. 17And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up. 18And Moses raised up the tabernacle, and laid its sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and raised up its pillars. 19And he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 20And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy-seat above upon the ark: 21and he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 22And he put the table in the tent of meeting, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the veil. 23And he set the bread in order upon it before Jehovah; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 24And he put the candlestick in the tent of meeting, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward. 25And he lighted the lamps before Jehovah; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 26And he put the golden altar in the tent of meeting before the veil: 27and he burnt incense thereon of sweet spices; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 28And he put the screen of the door to the tabernacle. 29And he set the altar of burnt-offering at the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt-offering and the meal-offering; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 30And he set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water therein, wherewith to wash. 31And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet there; 32when they went into the tent of meeting, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 33And he raised up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work.

34Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle. 35And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of meeting, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle. 36And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward, throughout all their journeys: 37but if the cloud was not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. 38For the cloud of Jehovah was upon the tabernacle by day, and there was fire therein by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

  

 

 

 

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