The Creation of the World

Gen 1:1  IN the beginning ELOHIYM created the heavens and the earth.

Gen 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the RUACH ELOHIYM moved upon the face of the waters.

Gen 1:3  And ELOHIYM said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Gen 1:4  And ELOHIYM saw the light, that it was good: and ELOHIYM divided the light from the darkness.

Gen 1:5  And ELOHIYM called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Gen 1:6  And ELOHIYM said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Gen 1:7  And ELOHIYM made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

Gen 1:8  And ELOHIYM called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Gen 1:9  And ELOHIYM said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

Gen 1:10  And ELOHIYM called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and ELOHIYM saw that it was good.

Gen 1:11  And ELOHIYM said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Gen 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and ELOHIYM saw that it was good.

Gen 1:13  And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Gen 1:14  And ELOHIYM said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for appointed feasts (moed/moedim), and for days, and years:

Gen 1:15  And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Gen 1:16  And ELOHIYM made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Gen 1:17  And ELOHIYM set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth,

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

Gen 1:19  And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Gen 1:20  And ELOHIYM said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Gen 1:21  And ELOHIYM created great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and ELOHIYM saw that it was good.

Gen 1:22  And ELOHIYM blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

Gen 1:23  And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Gen 1:24  And ELOHIYM said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Gen 1:25  And ELOHIYM made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps upon the earth after his kind: and ELOHIYM saw that it was good.

Gen 1:26  And ELOHIYM said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.

Gen 1:27  So ELOHIYM created man in his own image, in the image of ELOHIYM created he him; male and female created he them.

Gen 1:28  And ELOHIYM blessed them, and ELOHIYM said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.

Gen 1:29  And ELOHIYM said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.

Gen 1:30  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so.

Gen 1:31  And ELOHIYM saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

The Seventh Day, ELOHIM Rests

Gen 2:1  THUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Gen 2:2  And on the seventh day ELOHIYM ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Gen 2:3  And ELOHIYM blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which ELOHIYM created and made.

The Creation of Man and Woman

Gen 2:4  These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that YAHUAH ELOHIYM made the earth and the heavens,

Gen 2:5  And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for YAHUAH ELOHIYM had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

Gen 2:6  But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Gen 2:7  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM formed the man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living soul.

Gen 2:8  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Gen 2:9  And out of the ground made YAHUAH ELOHIYM to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Gen 2:10  And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

Gen 2:11  The name of the first is Piyshon: that is it which compasses the whole land of Chaviylah, where there is gold;

Gen 2:12  And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

Gen 2:13  And the name of the second river is Giychon: the same is it that compasses the whole land of Kush.

Gen 2:14  And the name of the third river is Chiddeqel: that is it which goes toward the east of Ashshur. And the fourth river is Perath.

Gen 2:15  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to guard it.

Gen 2:16  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM commanded he man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:

Gen 2:17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.

Gen 2:18  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.

Gen 2:19  And out of the ground YAHUAH ELOHIYM formed every beast of the field, and  every fowl of the air; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them: and whatsoever the man called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Gen 2:20  And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a help meet for him.

Gen 2:21  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Gen 2:22  And the rib, which YAHUAH ELOHIYM had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Gen 2:23  And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Gen 2:24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his woman: and they shall be one flesh.

Gen 2:25  And they were both naked, the man and his woman, and were not ashamed.

The Fall

Gen 3:1  NOW the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which YAHUAH ELOHIYM had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, has ELOHIYM said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Gen 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

Gen 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, ELOHIYM has said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

Gen 3:5  For ELOHIYM knows that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as elohiym, knowing good and evil.

Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her man with her; and he did eat.

Gen 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Gen 3:8  And they heard the voice of YAHUAH ELOHIYM walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his woman hid themselves from the presence of YAHUAH ELOHIYM amongst the trees of the garden.

Gen 3:9  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM called unto A’dam, and said unto him, Where are you?

Gen 3:10  And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

Gen 3:11  And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat?

Gen 3:12  And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Gen 3:13  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM said unto the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Gen 3:14  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life:

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.

Gen 3:16  Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your man, and he shall rule over you.

Gen 3:17  And unto A’dam he said, Because you have hearkened unto the voice of your woman, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life;

Gen 3:18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field;

Gen 3:19  In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.

Gen 3:20  And A’dam called his woman’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Gen 3:21  Unto A’dam also and to his woman did YAHUAH ELOHIYM make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Gen 3:22  And YAHUAH ELOHIYM said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:

Gen 3:23  Therefore YAHUAH ELOHIYM sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till ground from whence he was taken.

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

Cain and Abel

Gen 4:1  AND A’dam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Qayin and said, I have gotten a man from YAHUAH.

Gen 4:2  And she again bore his brother H’avel. And H’avel was a keeper of sheep, but Qayin was a tiller of the ground.

Gen 4:3  And in process of time it came to pass, that Qayin brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto YAHUAH.

Gen 4:4  And H’avel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And YAHUAH had respect unto H’avel and to his offering:

Gen 4:5  But unto Qayin and to his offering he had not respect. And Qayin was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Gen 4:6  And YAHUAH said unto Qayin, Why are you wroth? and why is your countenance fallen?

Gen 4:7  If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And unto you shall be his desire, and you shall rule over him.

Gen 4:8  And Qayin talked with H’avel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Qayin rose up against H’avel his brother, and slew him.

Gen 4:9  And YAHUAH said unto Qayin, Where is H’avel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I to guard my brother?

Gen 4:10  And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother’s blood cries unto me from the ground.

Gen 4:11  And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand;

Gen 4:12  When you till the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth.

Gen 4:13  And Qayin said unto EL-YAHUAH, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Gen 4:14  Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from your face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that everyone that finds me shall slay me.

Gen 4:15  And YAHUAH said unto him, Therefore whosoever slays Qayin, vengeance shall be taken on him seven fold. And YAHUAH set a mark upon Qayin, lest any finding him should kill him.

Gen 4:16  And Qayin went out from the presence of YAHUAH, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Gen 4:17  And Qayin knew his woman; and she conceived, and bore Chanok: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Chanok.

Gen 4:18  And unto Chanok was born Iyrad: and Iyrad begat Mechuya’el: and Mechuya’el begat Methusha’el: and Methusha’el begat Lemek.

Gen 4:19  And Lemek took unto him two women: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Tsillah.

Gen 4:20  And Adah bore Yaval: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Gen 4:21  And his brother’s name was Yuval: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

Gen 4:22  And Tsillah, she also bore Tubal Qayin, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal Qayin was Na`amah.

Gen 4:23  And Lemek said unto his women, Adah and Tsillah, Hear my voice; ye women of Lemek, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

Gen 4:24  If Qayin shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lemek seventy and sevenfold.

Gen 4:25  And A’dam knew his woman again; and she bore a son, and called his name Sheth: For ELOHIYM, said she, has appointed me another seed instead of H’avel, whom Qayin slew.

Gen 4:26  And to Sheth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh: then began men to call upon the name of YAHUAH.

Adam’s Descendants to Noah

Gen 5:1  THIS is the cepher of the generations of A’dam. In the day that ELOHIYM created man, in the likeness of ELOHIYM made he him;

Gen 5:2  Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name A’dam, in the day when they were created.

Gen 5:3  And A’dam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Sheth:

Gen 5:4  And the days of A’dam after he had begotten Sheth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:5  And all the days that A’dam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

Gen 5:6  And Sheth lived a hundred and five years, and begat Enosh:

Gen 5:7  And Sheth lived after he begat Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:8  And all the days of Sheth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

Gen 5:9  And Enosh lived ninety years, and begat Qeynan:

Gen 5:10  And Enosh lived after he begat Qeynan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:11  And all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

Gen 5:12  And Qeynan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalal’el:

Gen 5:13  And Qeynan lived after he begat Mahalal’el eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:14  And all the days of Qeynan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

Gen 5:15  And Mahalal’el lived sixty and five years, and begat Yered:

Gen 5:16  And Mahalal’el lived after he begat Yered eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:17  And all the days of Mahalal’el were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

Gen 5:18  And Yered lived a hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Chanok:

Gen 5:19  And Yered lived after he begat Chanok eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:20  And all the days of Yered were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

Gen 5:21  And Chanok lived sixty and five years, and begat Methushelach:

Gen 5:22  And Chanok walked with ELOHIYM after he begat Methushelach three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:23  And all the days of Chanok were three hundred sixty and five years:

Gen 5:24  And Chanok walked with ELOHIYM: and he was not; for ELOHIYM took him.

Gen 5:25  And Methushelach lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lemek:

Gen 5:26  And Methushelach lived after he begat Lemek seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:27  And all the days of Methushelach were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

Gen 5:28  And Lemek lived a hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

Gen 5:29  And he called his name Noach, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which YAHUAH has cursed.

Gen 5:30  And Lemek lived after he begat Noach five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:31  And all the days of Lemek were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

Gen 5:32  And Noach was five hundred years old: and Noach begat Shem, Cham, and Yapheth.

Increasing Corruption on Earth

Gen 6:1  AND it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

Gen 6:2  That the sons of ELOHIYM saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them women of all which they chose.

Gen 6:3  And YAHUAH said, My RUACH shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

Gen 6:4  There were Nephiliym in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of ELOHIYM came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became giants which were of ancient times, men of infamy.

Gen 6:5  And YAHUAH saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 6:6  And YAHUAH repented that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Gen 6:7  And YAHUAH said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for I repent that I have made them.

Gen 6:8  But Noach found grace in the eyes of YAHUAH.

Noah and the Flood

Gen 6:9  These are the generations of Noach: Noach was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noach walked with ELOHIYM.

Gen 6:10  And Noach begat three sons, Shem, Cham, and Yapheth.

Gen 6:11  The earth also was corrupt before ELOHIYM, and the earth was filled with violence.

Gen 6:12  And ELOHIYM looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Gen 6:13  And ELOHIYM said unto Noach, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Gen 6:14  Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch.

Gen 6:15  And this is the fashion which you shall make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

Gen 6:16  A window shall you make to the ark, and in a cubit shall you finish it above; and the door of the ark shall you set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shall you make it.

Gen 6:17  And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and everything that is in the earth shall die.

Gen 6:18  But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your woman, and your sons’ women with you.

Gen 6:19  And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.

Gen 6:20  Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto you, to keep them alive.

Gen 6:21  And take unto you of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to you; and it shall be for food for you, and for them.

Gen 6:22  Thus did Noach; according to all that ELOHIYM commanded him, so did he.

Gen 7:1  AND YAHUAH said unto Noach, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Gen 7:2  Of every clean beast you shall take to you by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

Gen 7:3  Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Gen 7:4  For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

Gen 7:5  And Noach did according unto all that YAHUAH commanded him.

Gen 7:6  And Noach was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

Gen 7:7  And Noach went in, and his sons, and his woman, and his sons’ women with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

Gen 7:8  Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of everything that creeps upon the earth,

Gen 7:9  There went in two and two unto El-Noach into the ark, the male and the female, as ELOHIYM had commanded Noach.

Gen 7:10  And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

Gen 7:11  In the six hundredth year of Noach’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

Gen 7:12  And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Gen 7:13  In the selfsame day entered Noach, and Shem, and Cham, and Yapheth, the sons of Noach, and Noach’s woman, and the three women of his sons with them, into the ark;

Gen 7:14  They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

Gen 7:15  And they went in unto Noach into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

Gen 7:16  And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as ELOHIYM had commanded him: and YAHUAH shut him in.

Gen 7:17  And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

Gen 7:18  And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

Gen 7:19  And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

Gen 7:20  Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

Gen 7:21  And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, and every man:

Gen 7:22  All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

Gen 7:23  And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noach only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

Gen 7:24  And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

The Flood Subsides

Gen 8:1  AND ELOHIYM remembered Noach, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and ELOHIYM made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

Gen 8:2  The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

Gen 8:3  And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

Gen 8:4  And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

Gen 8:5  And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Gen 8:6  And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noach opened the window of the ark which he had made:

Gen 8:7  And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

Gen 8:8  Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

Gen 8:9  But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

Gen 8:10  And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

Gen 8:11  And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noach knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Gen 8:12  And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him anymore.

Gen 8:13  And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noach removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

Gen 8:14  And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

Gen 8:15  And ELOHIYM spoke unto Noach, saying,

Gen 8:16  Go forth of the ark, you, and your woman, and your sons, and your sons’ women with you.

Gen 8:17  Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth; that they may breed abun­dantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

Gen 8:18  And Noach went forth, and his sons, and his woman, and his sons’ women with him:

Gen 8:19  Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatso­ever creeps upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

Elohim’s Covenant with Noah

Gen 8:20  And Noach built an altar unto YAHUAH; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Gen 8:21  And YAHUAH smelled a sweet savour; and YAHUAH said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground anymore for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite anymore everything living, as I have done.

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

Gen 9:1  AND ELOHIYM blessed Noach and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Gen 9:2  And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fish of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

Gen 9:3  Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Gen 9:4  But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

Gen 9:5  And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.

Gen 9:6  Whoso sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of ELOHIYM made he man.

Gen 9:7  And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Gen 9:8  And ELOHIYM spoke unto Noach, and to his sons with him, saying,

Gen 9:9  And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

Gen 9:10  And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

Gen 9:11  And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off anymore by the waters of a flood; neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth.

Gen 9:12  And ELOHIYM said, This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

Gen 9:13  I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.

Gen 9:14  And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

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

Gen 9:16  And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between ELOHIYM and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

Gen 9:17  And ELOHIYM said unto Noach, This is the sign of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Noah’s Descendants

Gen 9:18  And the sons of Noach, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Cham, and Yapheth: and Cham is the father of Kena`an.

Gen 9:19  These are the three sons of Noach: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

Gen 9:20  And Noach began to be a husband­ man, and he planted a vineyard:

Gen 9:21  And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Gen 9:22  And Cham, the father of Kena`an, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

Gen 9:23  And Shem and Yapheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.

Gen 9:24  And Noach awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

Gen 9:25  And he said, Cursed be Kena`an; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

Gen 9:26  And he said, Blessed be YAHUAH ELOHAI of Shem; and Kena`an shall be his servant.

Gen 9:27  ELOHIYM shall enlarge Yapheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Kena`an shall be his servant.

Gen 9:28  And Noach lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

Gen 9:29  And all the days of Noach were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

Nations Descended from Noah

Gen 10:1  NOW these are the generations of the sons of Noach, Shem, Cham, and Yapheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

Gen 10:2  The sons of Yapheth; Gimer, and Magog, and Madai, and Yavan, and Tubal, and Meshek, and Thiyrac.

Gen 10:3  And the sons of Gimer; Ashkenaz, and Riyphath, and Togarmah.

Gen 10:4  And the sons of Yavan; Eliyshah, and Tarshiysh, Kittiym, and Dodaniym.

Gen 10:5  By these were the isles of the other nations divided in their lands; everyone after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Gen 10:6  And the sons of Cham; Kush, and Mitsrayim, and Put, and Kena`an.

Gen 10:7  And the sons of Kush; Ceva, and Chaviylah, and Cavta, and Ra`amah, and Cavteka: and the sons of Ra`amah; Sheva, and Dedan.

Gen 10:8  And Kush begat Nimrod: he began to be a warrior and hunter in the earth.

Gen 10:9  He was a warrior and a hunter before YAHUAH: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the warrior hunter before YAHUAH.

Gen 10:10  And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erek, and Akkad, and Kalneh, in the land of Shin`ar.

Gen 10:11  Out of that land went forth Ashshur, and built Niyneveh, and the city Rechovoth, and Kelach,

Gen 10:12  And Recen between Niyneveh and Kelach: the same is a great city.

Gen 10:13  And Mitsrayim begat Ludiym, and Anamiym, and Lehaviym, and Naphtuchiym,

Gen 10:14  And Pathruciym, and Kacluchiym, (out of whom came Pelishtiym,) and Kaphtoriym.

Gen 10:15  And Kena`an begat Tsiydon his firstborn, and Cheth,

Gen 10:16  And the Yevuciy, and the Emoriy, and the Girgashiy,

Gen 10:17  And the Chivviy, and the Arqiy, and the Ciyniy,

Gen 10:18  And the Arvadiy, and the Tsemariy, and the Chamathiy: and afterward were the families of the Kena’aniym spread abroad.

Gen 10:19  And the border of the Kena`aniym was from Tsiydon, as you come to Gerar, unto Gaza; as you go, unto Cedom, and Amorah, and Admah, and Tseviym, even unto Lesha.

Gen 10:20  These are the sons of Cham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

Gen 10:21  Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Yapheth the elder, even to him were children born.

Gen 10:22  The children of Shem; Eylam, and Ashshur, and Arpakshad, and Lud, and Aram.

Gen 10:23  And the children of Aram; Uts, and Chul, and Gether, and Mash.

Gen 10:24  And Arpakshad begat Shelach; and Shelach begat Eber.

Gen 10:25  And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Yoqtan.

Gen 10:26  And Yoqtan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Chatsarmaveth, and Yerach,

Gen 10:27  And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diqlah,

Gen 10:28  And Oval, and Aviyma’el, and Sheva,

Gen 10:29  And Ophiyr, and Chaviylah, and Yovav: all these were the sons of Yoqtan.

Gen 10:30  And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go unto Cephar a mountain of the east.

Gen 10:31  These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

Gen 10:32  These are the families of the sons of Noach, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

The Tower of Babel

Gen 11:1  AND the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Gen 11:2  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shin`ar; and they dwelt there.

Gen 11:3  And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

Gen 11:4  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto the heavens; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Gen 11:5  And YAHUAH came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.

Gen 11:6  And YAHUAH said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Gen 11:7  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

Gen 11:8  So YAHUAH scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

Gen 11:9  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because YAHUAH did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did YAHUAH scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Shem’s Descendants

Gen 11:10  These are the generations of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, and begat Arpakshad two years after the flood:

Gen 11:11  And Shem lived after he begat Arpakshad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 11:12  And Arpakshad lived five and thirty years, and begat Shelach:

Gen 11:13  And Arpakshad lived after he begat Shelach four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 11:14  And Shelach lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

Gen 11:15  And Shelach lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 11:16  And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

Gen 11:17  And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 11:18  And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Re`u:

Gen 11:19  And Peleg lived after he begat Re`u two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 11:20  And Re`u lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

Gen 11:21  And Re`u lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 11:22  And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nachor:

Gen 11:23  And Serug lived after he begat Nachor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 11:24  And Nachor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terach:

Gen 11:25  And Nachor lived after he begat Terach a hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 11:26  And Terach lived seventy years, and begat Avram, Nachor, and Haran.

Terah’s Descendants

Gen 11:27  Now these are the generations of Terach: Terach begat Avram, Nachor, and את eth-Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

Gen 11:28  And Haran died before his father Terach in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Kasdiym.

Gen 11:29  And Avram and Nachor took them women: the name of Avram’s woman was Sarai; and the name of Nachor’s woman, Milkah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milkah, and the father of Yickah.

Gen 11:30  But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

Gen 11:31  And Terach took Avram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Avram’s woman; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Kasdiym, to go into the land of Kena`an; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

Gen 11:32  And the days of Terach were two hundred and five years: and Terach died in Haran.

The Call of Abram

Gen 12:1  NOW YAHUAH had said unto El-Avram, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto a land that I will show you:

Gen 12:2  And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Gen 12:3  And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Gen 12:4  So Avram departed, as YAHUAH had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Avram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Gen 12:5  And Avram took Sarai his woman, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Kena`an; and into the land of Kena`an they came.

Gen 12:6  And Avram passed through the land unto the place of Shekem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Kena`aniy was then in the land.

Gen 12:7  And YAHUAH appeared unto El-Avram, and said, Unto your seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar unto YAHUAH, who appeared unto him.

Gen 12:8  And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beyt-EL, and pitched his tent, having Beyt-EL on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he built an altar unto YAHUAH, and called upon the name of YAHUAH.

Gen 12:9  And Avram journeyed, going on still toward the Negev.

Abram and Sarai in Egypt

Gen 12:10  And there was a famine in the land: and Avram went down into Mitsrayim to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

Gen 12:11  And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Mitsrayim, that he said unto El-Sarai his woman, Behold now, I know that you are a fair woman to look upon:

Gen 12:12  Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Mitsriym shall see you, that they shall say, This is his woman: and they will kill me, but they will save you alive.

Gen 12:13  Say, I pray you, you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.

Gen 12:14  And it came to pass, that, when Avram was come into Mitsrayim, the Mitsriym beheld the woman that she was very fair.

Gen 12:15  The princes also of Phar`oh saw her, and commended her before Phar`oh: and the woman was taken into Phar`oh’s house.

Gen 12:16  And he intreated Avram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

Gen 12:17  And YAHUAH plagued Phar`oh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Avram’s woman.

Gen 12:18  And Phar`oh called Avram, and said, What is this that you have done unto me? why did you not tell me that she was your woman?

Gen 12:19  Why said you, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to be my woman: now therefore behold your woman, take her, and go your way.

Gen 12:20  And Phar`oh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his woman, and all that he had.

Abram and Lot Separate

Gen 13:1  AND Avram went up out of Mitsrayim, he, and his woman, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negev.

Gen 13:2  And Avram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Gen 13:3  And he went on his journeys from the Negev even to Beyt-EL, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beyt-EL and Ai;

Gen 13:4  Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Avram called on the name of YAHUAH.

Gen 13:5  And Lot also, which went with Avram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

Gen 13:6  And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

Gen 13:7  And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Avram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Kena`aniy and the Perizziy dwelled then in the land.

Gen 13:8  And Avram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we be brethren.

Gen 13:9  Is not the whole land before you? separate yourself, I pray you, from me: if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

Gen 13:10  And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the circle of the Yardan, that it was well watered everywhere, before YAHUAH destroyed Cedom and Amorah, even as the garden of YAHUAH, like the land of Mitsrayim, as you come unto Tso`ar.

Gen 13:11  Then Lot chose him all the circle of the Yardan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

Gen 13:12  Avram dwelt in the land of Kena`an, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the circle of the Yardan, and pitched his tent toward Cedom.

Gen 13:13  But the men of Cedom were wicked and sinners before YAHUAH exceedingly.

Gen 13:14  And YAHUAH said unto El-Avram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

Gen 13:15  For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed forever.

Gen 13:16  And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall your seed also be numbered.

Gen 13:17  Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto you.

Gen 13:18  Then Avram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Chevron, and built there an altar unto YAHUAH.

Abram Rescues Lot

Gen 14:1  AND it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shin`ar, Aryok king of Ellacar, Kedorla`omer king of Eylam, and Tid`al king of Nations;

Gen 14:2  That these made war with Bera king of Cedom, and with Birsha king of Amorah, Shin’av king of Admah, and Shem’eber king of Tseviyiym, and the king of Bela, which is Tso`ar.

Gen 14:3  All these were joined together in the valley of Siddiym, which is the Salt Sea.

Gen 14:4  Twelve years they served Kedorla`omer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Gen 14:5  And in the fourteenth year came Kedorla`omer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Repha’iym in Ashteroth Qarnayim, and the Zuziym in Cham, and the Eymiym in Shaveh Qiryathayim,

Gen 14:6  And the Choriym in their Mount Se`iyr, unto Eyl Pa’ran, which is by the wilderness.

Gen 14:7  And they returned, and came to Eyn Mishpat, which is Qadesh, and smote all the country of the Amaleqiym, and also the Emoriym, that dwelt in Chatstson Tamar.

Gen 14:8  And there went out the king of Cedom, and the king of Amorah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Tseviyiym, and the king of Bela (the same is Tso`ar;) and they joined battle with them in the valley of Siddiym;

Gen 14:9  With Kedorla`omer the king of Eylam, and with Tid`al king of Nations, and Amraphel king of Shin`ar, and Aryok king of Ellacar; four kings with five.

Gen 14:10  And the valley of Siddiym was full of slimepits; and the kings of Cedom and Amorah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

Gen 14:11  And they took all the goods of Cedom and Amorah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

Gen 14:12  And they took Lot, Avram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Cedom, and his goods, and departed.

Gen 14:13  And there came one that had escaped, and told Avram the Ivriy; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Emoriy, brother of Eshkol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Avram.

Gen 14:14  And when Avram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

Gen 14:15  And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Chovah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

Gen 14:16  And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

Abram Blessed by Melchizedek

Gen 14:17  And the king of Cedom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Kedorla`omer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s valley.

Gen 14:18  And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of EL ELYON.

Gen 14:19  And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Avram of EL ELYON, possessor of heaven and earth:

Gen 14:20  And blessed be EL ELYON, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Gen 14:21  And the king of Cedom said unto El-Avram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.

Gen 14:22  And Avram said to the king of Cedom, I have lift up my hand unto EL-YAHUAH, EL ELYON, the possessor of heaven and earth,

Gen 14:23  That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe latchet, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Avram rich:

Gen 14:24  Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshkol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

God’s Covenant with Abram

Gen 15:1  AFTER these things the Word of YAHUAH came unto El-Avram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Avram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward.

Gen 15:2  And Avram said, ADONAI YAHUAH, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliy`ezer of Damascus?

Gen 15:3  And Avram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is my heir.

Gen 15:4  And, behold, the Word of YAHUAH came unto him, saying, This shall not be your heir; but he that shall come forth out of your own generation shall be your heir.

Gen 15:5  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall your seed be.

Gen 15:6  And he believed in YAHUAH; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Gen 15:7  And he said unto him, I am YAHUAH that brought you out of Ur of the Kasdiym, to give you this land to inherit it.

Gen 15:8  And he said, ADONAI YAHUAH, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

Gen 15:9  And he said unto him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

Gen 15:10  And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

Gen 15:11  And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Avram drove them away.

Gen 15:12  And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Avram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Gen 15:13  And he said unto Avram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

Gen 15:14  And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

Gen 15:15  And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

Gen 15:16  But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Emoriym is not yet full.

Gen 15:17  And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

Gen 15:18  In the same day YAHUAH cut a covenant with Avram, saying, Unto your seed have I given this land, from the river of Mitsrayim unto the great river, the river Perath:

Gen 15:19  The Qeyniyiym, and the Qenizziym, and the Qadmoniym,

Gen 15:20  And the Chittiym, and the Perizziym, and the Repha’iym,

Gen 15:21  And the Emoriym, and the Kena`aniym, and the Girgashiym, and the Yevuciym.

Sarai and Hagar

Gen 16:1  NOW Sarai Avram’s woman bore him no children: and she had a handmaid, a Mitsriy, whose name was Ha’ger.

Gen 16:2  And Sarai said unto El-Avram, Behold now, YAHUAH has restrained me from bearing: I pray you, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Avram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

Gen 16:3  And Sarai Avram’s woman took Ha’ger her maid the Mitsriym, after Avram had dwelt ten years in the land of Kena`an, and gave her to her man Avram to be his woman.

Gen 16:4  And he went in unto Ha’ger, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Gen 16:5  And Sarai said unto El-Avram, My wrong be upon you: I have given my maid into your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: YAHUAH judge between me and you.

Gen 16:6  But Avram said unto El-Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her as it pleases you. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

Gen 16:7  And the angel of YAHUAH found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Gen 16:8  And he said, Ha’ger, Sarai’s maid, whence came you? and whither will you go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

Gen 16:9  And the angel of YAHUAH said unto her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.

Gen 16:10  And the angel of YAHUAH said unto her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Gen 16:11  And the angel of YAHUAH said unto her, Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Yishma`el; because YAHUAH has heard your affliction.

Gen 16:12  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Gen 16:13  And she called the name of YAHUAH that spoke unto her, you EL see me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that sees me?

Gen 16:14  Wherefore the well was called Be`er La-Chai Ro`iy; behold, it is between Qadesh and Bered.

Gen 16:15  And Ha’ger bore Avram a son: and Avram called his son’s name, which Ha’ger bore, Yishma`el.

Gen 16:16  And Avram was fourscore and six years old, when Ha’ger bore את eth-Yishma`el to Avram.

Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision

Gen 17:1  AND when Avram was ninety years old and nine, YAHUAH appeared to El-Avram, and said unto him, I am EL SHADDAI; walk before me, and be perfect.

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

Gen 17:3  And Avram fell on his face: and ELOHIYM talked with him, saying,

Gen 17:4  As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

Gen 17:5  Neither shall your name anymore be called Avram, but your name shall be Avraham; for a father of many nations have I made you.

Gen 17:6  And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you.

Gen 17:7  And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be ELOHIYM unto you, and to your seed after you.

Gen 17:8  And I will give unto you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Kena`an, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their ELOHIYM.

Gen 17:9  And ELOHIYM said unto El-Avraham, You shall guard my covenant therefore, you, and your seed after you in their generations.

Gen 17:10  This is my covenant, which ye shall guard, between me and you and your seed after you; Every male child among you shall be circumcised.

Gen 17:11  And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a sign of the covenant betwixt me and you.

Gen 17:12  And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of your seed.

Gen 17:13  He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with your money, must need to be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

Gen 17:14  And the uncircumcised male child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.

Isaac’s Birth Promised

Gen 17:15  And ELOHIYM said unto El-Avraham, As for Sarai your woman, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

Gen 17:16  And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

Gen 17:17  Then Avraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

Gen 17:18  And Avraham said unto ELOHIYM, O that Yishma`el might live before you!

Gen 17:19  And ELOHIYM said, Sarah your woman shall bear you a son indeed; and you shall call his name Yitschaq: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

Gen 17:20  And as for Yishma`el, I have heard you: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

Gen 17:21  But my covenant will I establish with Yitschaq, which Sarah shall bear unto you at this set time in the next year.

Gen 17:22  And he left off talking with him, and ELOHIYM went up from Avraham.

Gen 17:23  And Avraham took Yishma`el his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Avraham’s house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as ELOHIYM had said unto him.

Gen 17:24  And Avraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Gen 17:25  And Yishma`el his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Gen 17:26  In the selfsame day was Avraham circumcised, and Yishma`el his son.

Gen 17:27  And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

Gen 18:1  AND YAHUAH appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

Gen 18:2  And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

Gen 18:3  And said, My ADONAI, if now I have found favour in your sight, pass not away, I pray you, from your servant:

Gen 18:4  Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

Gen 18:5  And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as you have said.

Gen 18:6  And Avraham hastened into the tent unto El-Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

Gen 18:7  And Avraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hastened to dress it.

Gen 18:8  And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

Gen 18:9  And they said unto him, Where is Sarah your woman? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

Gen 18:10  And he said, I will certainly return unto you according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah your woman shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

Gen 18:11  Now Avraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

Gen 18:12  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

Gen 18:13  And YAHUAH said unto El-Avraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

Gen 18:14  Is anything too hard for YAHUAH? At the time appointed I will return unto you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

Gen 18:15  Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but you did laugh.

Gen 18:16  And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Cedom: and Avraham went with them to bring them on the way.

Gen 18:17  And YAHUAH said, Shall I hide from Avraham that thing which I do;

Gen 18:18  Seeing that Avraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Gen 18:19  For I know him, that he will command את eth-his children and את eth-his household after him, and they shall guard the Way of YAHUAH, to do justice and judgment; that YAHUAH may bring upon Avraham את eth that which he has spoken of him.

Gen 18:20  And YAHUAH said, Because the cry of Cedom and Amorah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

Gen 18:21  I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

Abraham Intercedes for Sodom

Gen 18:22  And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Cedom: but Avraham stood yet before YAHUAH.

Gen 18:23  And Avraham drew near, and said, Will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

Gen 18:24  Perchance there be fifty righteous within the city: will you also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

Gen 18:25  That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from you: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

Gen 18:26  And YAHUAH said, If I find in Cedom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

Gen 18:27  And Avraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto ADONAI, which am but dust and ashes:

Gen 18:28  Perchance there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: will you destroy את eth-all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

Gen 18:29  And he spoke unto him yet again, and said, Perchance there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake.

Gen 18:30  And he said unto him, Oh let not ADONAI be angry, and I will speak: Perchance there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

Gen 18:31  And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto ADONAI: Perchance there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.

Gen 18:32  And he said, Oh let not ADONAI be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Perchance ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.

Gen 18:33  And YAHUAH went his way, as soon as he had left communing with El-Avraham: and Avraham returned unto his place.

God Rescues Lot

Gen 19:1  AND there came two angels to Cedom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Cedom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

Gen 19:2  And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

Gen 19:3  And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake matstsah (unleavened bread), and they did eat.

Gen 19:4  But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Cedom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

Gen 19:5  And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to you this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

Gen 19:6  And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

Gen 19:7  And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

Gen 19:8  Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

Gen 19:9  And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will need to be a judge: now will we deal worse with you, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

Gen 19:10  But the men put forth את eth-their hand, and pulled את eth-Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

Gen 19:11  And they smote את eth-the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find את eth-the door.

Gen 19:12  And the men said unto Lot, Have you here any besides? son in law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whatsoever you have in the city, bring them out of this place:

Gen 19:13  For we will destroy את eth-this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before את eth-the face of YAHUAH; and YAHUAH has sent us to destroy it.

Gen 19:14  And Lot went out, and spoke unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for YAHUAH will destroy את eth-this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

Gen 19:15  And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take את eth-your woman, and את eth-your two daughters, which are here; lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

Gen 19:16  And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his woman, and upon the hand of his two daughters; YAHUAH being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

Gen 19:17  And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you, neither stay in all the circle of the Yardan; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed.

Gen 19:18  And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my ADONAI:

Gen 19:19  Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have showed unto me in saving את eth-my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

Gen 19:20  Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

Gen 19:21  And he said unto him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow את eth-this city, for which you have spoken.

Gen 19:22  Make haste, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till you are come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Tso`ar.

God Destroys Sodom

Gen 19:23  The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Tso`ar.

Gen 19:24  Then YAHUAH rained upon Cedom and upon Amorah brimstone and fire from YAHUAH out of the heavens;

Gen 19:25  And he overthrew את eth-those cities, and את eth-all the circle of the Yardan, and את eth-all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

Gen 19:26  But his woman looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Gen 19:27  And Avraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood את eth-before YAHUAH:

Gen 19:28  And he looked toward Cedom and Amorah, and toward all the land of the circle of the Yardan, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

Gen 19:29  And it came to pass, when ELOHIYM destroyed את eth-the cities of the circle of the Yardan, that ELOHIYM remembered את eth-Avraham, and sent את eth-Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew את eth-the cities in which Lot dwelt.

Lot and His Daughters

Gen 19:30  And Lot went up out of Tso`ar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Tso`ar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

Gen 19:31  And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

Gen 19:32  Come, let us make את eth-our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

Gen 19:33  And they made את eth-their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay את eth-with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

Gen 19:34  And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight את eth-with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

Gen 19:35  And they made את eth-their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

Gen 19:36  Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

Gen 19:37  And the firstborn bore a son, and called his name Mo’av: the same is the father of the Mo’aviym unto this day.

Gen 19:38  And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-Ammiy: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Abraham and Abimelech

Gen 20:1  AND Avraham journeyed from thence toward the country of the Negev, and dwelt between Qadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

Gen 20:2  And Avraham said of El-Sarah his woman, She is my sister: and Aviymelek king of Gerar sent, and took את eth-Sarah.

Gen 20:3  But ELOHIYM came to Aviymelek in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, for the woman which you have taken; for she is a man’s woman.

Gen 20:4  But Aviymelek had not come near her: and he said, ADONAI, will you slay also a righteous nation?

Gen 20:5  Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands have I done this.

Gen 20:6  And ELOHIYM said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart; for I also withheld you from sinning against me: therefore suffered I you not to touch her.

Gen 20:7  Now therefore restore the man his woman; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.

Gen 20:8  Therefore Aviymelek rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told את eth-all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

Gen 20:9  Then Aviymelek called Avraham, and said unto him, What have you done unto us? and what have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? you have done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

Gen 20:10  And Aviymelek said unto El-Avraham, What saw you, that you have done את eth-this thing?

Gen 20:11  And Avraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of ELOHIYM is not in this place; and they will slay me for my woman’s sake.

Gen 20:12  And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my woman.

Gen 20:13  And it came to pass, when ELOHIYM caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her, This is your kindness which you shall show unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

Gen 20:14  And Aviymelek took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Avraham, and restored him את eth Sarah his woman.

Gen 20:15  And Aviymelek said, Behold, my land is before you: dwell where it pleases you.

Gen 20:16  And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to you a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with you, and את eth-with all other: thus she was reproved.

Gen 20:17  So Avraham prayed unto ELOHIYM: and ELOHIYM healed את eth-Aviymelek, and את eth-his woman, and his maidservants; and they bore children.

Gen 20:18  For YAHUAH had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Aviymelek, because of Sarah Avraham’s woman.

The Birth of Isaac

Gen 21:1  AND YAHUAH visited את eth-Sarah as he had said, and YAHUAH did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

Gen 21:2  For Sarah conceived, and bore Avraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which ELOHIYM had spoken to him.

Gen 21:3  And Avraham called את eth-the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Yitschaq.

Gen 21:4  And Avraham circumcised his son את eth-Yitschaq being eight days old, as ELOHIYM had commanded him.

Gen 21:5  And Avraham was a hundred years old, when his son Yitschaq was born את eth unto him.

Gen 21:6  And Sarah said, ELOHIYM has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

Gen 21:7  And she said, Who would have said unto Avraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

God Protects Hagar and Ishmael

Gen 21:8  And the child grew, and was weaned: and Avraham made a great feast the same day that את eth-Yitschaq was weaned.

Gen 21:9  And Sarah saw את eth-the son of Ha’ger the Mitsriym, which she had born unto Avraham, mocking.

Gen 21:10  Wherefore she said unto Avraham, Cast out this bondwoman and את eth-her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Yitschaq.

Gen 21:11  And the thing was very grievous in Avraham’s sight because of his son.

Gen 21:12  And ELOHIYM said unto El-Avraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your bondwoman; in all that Sarah has said unto you, hearken unto her voice; for in Yitschaq shall your seed be called.

Gen 21:13  And את eth-also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is your seed.

Gen 21:14  And Avraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Ha’ger, putting it on her shoulder, and את eth-the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Be`er Sheva.

Gen 21:15  And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast את eth-the child under one of the shrubs.

Gen 21:16  And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up את eth-her voice, and wept.

Gen 21:17  And ELOHIYM heard את eth-the voice of the lad; and the angel of ELOHIYM called to Ha’ger out of the heavens, and said unto her, What ails you, Ha’ger? fear not; for ELOHIYM has heard the voice of the lad where he is.

Gen 21:18  Arise, lift up את eth-the lad, and hold him in your hand; for I will make him a great nation.

Gen 21:19  And ELOHIYM opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

Gen 21:20  And ELOHIYM was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

Gen 21:21  And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pa’ran: and his mother took him a woman out of the land of Mitsrayim.

A Treaty with Abimelech

Gen 21:22  And it came to pass at that time, that Aviymelek and Piykol the chief captain of his host spoke unto El-Avraham, saying, ELOHIYM is with you in all that you do:

Gen 21:23  Now therefore swear unto me here by ELOHIYM that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto you, you shall do unto me, and to the land wherein you have sojourned.

Gen 21:24  And Avraham said, I will swear.

Gen 21:25  And Avraham reproved את eth-Aviymelek because of a well of water, which Aviymelek’s servants had violently taken away.

Gen 21:26  And Aviymelek said, I know not who has done this thing: neither did you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but today.

Gen 21:27  And Avraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Aviymelek; and both of them cut a covenant.

Gen 21:28  And Avraham set את eth-seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

Gen 21:29  And Aviymelek said unto El-Avraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves?

Gen 21:30  And he said, For these את eth-seven ewe lambs shall you take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have dug this well.

Gen 21:31  Wherefore he called that place Be`er Sheva; because there they swore both of them.

Gen 21:32  Thus they cut a covenant at Be`er Sheva: then Aviymelek rose up, and Piykol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Pelishtiym.

Gen 21:33  And Avraham planted a grove in Be`er Sheva, and called there on the name of YAHUAH, EL OLAM.

Gen 21:34  And Avraham sojourned in the Pelishtiym’s land many days.

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Gen 22:1  AND it came to pass after these things, that ELOHIYM did try את eth-Avraham, and said unto him, Avraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

Gen 22:2  And he said, Take now את eth-your son, your את eth-yachiyd את eth-Yitschaq, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriyah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of.

Gen 22:3  And Avraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled את eth-his ass, and took את eth-two of his young men with him, and את eth Yitschaq his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which ELOHIYM had told him.

Gen 22:4  Then on the third day Avraham lifted up את eth-his eyes, and saw את eth-the place afar off.

Gen 22:5  And Avraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

Gen 22:6  And Avraham took את eth-the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Yitschaq his son; and he took את eth-the fire in his hand, and את eth-a knife; and they went both of them together.

Gen 22:7  And Yitschaq spoke unto El-Avraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

Gen 22:8  And Avraham said, My son, ELOHIYM will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Gen 22:9  And they came to the place which ELOHIYM had told him of; and Avraham built את eth-an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound את eth-Yitschaq his son, and laid him את eth-on the altar upon the wood.

Gen 22:10  And Avraham stretched forth את eth-his hand, and took את eth-the knife to slay את eth-his son.

Gen 22:11  And the angel of YAHUAH called unto him out of the heavens, and said, Avraham, Avraham: and he said, Here am I.

Gen 22:12  And he said, Lay not your hand upon the lad, neither do you anything unto him: for now I know that you fear ELOHIYM, seeing you have not withheld את eth-your son, your את eth-yachiyd from me.

Gen 22:13  And Avraham lifted up את eth-his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Avraham went and took את eth-the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

Gen 22:14  And Avraham called the name of that place YAHUAH YIREH: as it is said to this day, In the Mount of YAHUAH it shall be seen.

Gen 22:15  And the angel of YAHUAH called unto El-Avraham out of the heavens the second time,

Gen 22:16  And said, By myself have I sworn, says YAHUAH, for because you have done את eth-this thing, and have not withheld את eth-your son, your את eth-yachiyd:

Gen 22:17  That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply את eth-your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed את eth shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Gen 22:18  And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.

Gen 22:19  So Avraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Be`er Sheva; and Avraham dwelt at Be`er Sheva.

Gen 22:20  And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Avraham, saying, Behold, Milkah, she has also born children unto your brother Nachor;

Gen 22:21  את eth-Huz his firstborn, and את eth-Buz his brother, and את eth-Qemu’el the father of Aram,

Gen 22:22  And את eth-Kesed, and את eth-Chazo, and את eth-Pildash, and את eth-Yidlaph, and את eth Bethu’el.

Gen 22:23  And Bethu’el begat את eth-Rivqah: these eight Milkah did bear to Nachor, Avraham’s brother.

Gen 22:24  And his concubine, whose name was Re’umah, she bore also את eth-Tevah, and את eth-Gaham, and את eth-Thahash, and את eth-Ma`akah.

Sarah’s Death and Burial

Gen 23:1  AND Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.

Gen 23:2  And Sarah died in Qiryat Arba; the same is Chevron in the land of Kena`an: and Avraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

Gen 23:3  And Avraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke unto the sons of Cheth, saying,

Gen 23:4  I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Gen 23:5  And the children of Cheth answered את eth-Avraham, saying unto him,

Gen 23:6  Hear us, my lord: you are a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury את eth-your dead; none of us shall withhold from you את eth-his sepulchre, but that you may bury your dead.

Gen 23:7  And Avraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Cheth.

Gen 23:8  And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Tsochar,

Gen 23:9  That he may give me את eth-the cave of Makpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

Gen 23:10  And Ephron dwelt among the children of Cheth: and Ephron the Chittiy answered את eth-Avraham in the audience of the children of Cheth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Gen 23:11  Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I you, and the cave that is therein, I give it you; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it you: bury your dead.

Gen 23:12  And Avraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

Gen 23:13  And he spoke unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if you will give it, I pray you, hear me: I will give you money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury את eth-my dead there.

Gen 23:14  And Ephron answered את eth-Avraham, saying unto him,

Gen 23:15  My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred sheqels of silver; what is that betwixt me and you? bury therefore את eth-your dead.

Gen 23:16  And Avraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Avraham weighed to Ephron את eth-the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Cheth, four hundred sheqels of silver, current money with the merchant.

Gen 23:17  And the field of Ephron, which was in Makpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

Gen 23:18  Unto Avraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Cheth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

Gen 23:19  And after this, Avraham buried את eth-Sarah his woman in the cave of the field of Makpelah before Mamre: the same is Chevron in the land of Kena`an.

Gen 23:20  And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Avraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Cheth.

Isaac and Rebekah

Gen 24:1  AND Avraham was old, and well stricken in age: and YAHUAH had blessed את eth-Avraham in all things.

Gen 24:2  And Avraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh:

Gen 24:3  And I will make you swear by YAHUAH, the ELOHAI of heaven, and the ELOHAI of the earth, that you shall not take a woman unto my son of the daughters of the Kena`aniym, among whom I dwell:

Gen 24:4  But you shall go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a woman unto my son Yitschaq.

Gen 24:5  And the servant said unto him, Perchance the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring את eth-your son again unto the land from whence you came?

Gen 24:6  And Avraham said unto him, Beware that you bring not את eth-my son thither again.

Gen 24:7  YAHUAH ELOHAI of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spoke unto me, and that swore unto me, saying, Unto your seed will I give את eth-this land; he shall send his angel before you, and you shall take a woman unto my son from thence.

Gen 24:8  And if the woman will not be willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath: only bring not את eth-my son thither again.

Gen 24:9  And the servant put את eth-his hand under the thigh of Avraham his master, and swore to him concerning that matter.

Gen 24:10  And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Aram Naharayim, unto the city of Nachor.

Gen 24:11  And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

Gen 24:12  And he said, O YAHUAH ELOHAI of my master Avraham, I pray you, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Avraham.

Gen 24:13  Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

Gen 24:14  And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down your pitcher, I pray you, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: let the same be she that you have appointed for your servant Yitschaq; and thereby shall I know that you have showed kindness unto my master.

Gen 24:15  And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rivqah came out, who was born to Bethu’el, son of Milkah, the woman of Nachor, Avraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

Gen 24:16  And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

Gen 24:17  And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray you, drink a little water of your pitcher.

Gen 24:18  And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

Gen 24:19  And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for your camels also, until they have done drinking.

Gen 24:20  And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

Gen 24:21  And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether YAHUAH had made his journey prosperous or not.

Gen 24:22  And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a sheqel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten sheqelsweight of gold;

Gen 24:23  And said, Whose daughter are you? tell me, I pray you: is there room in your father’s house for us to lodge in?

Gen 24:24  And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethu’el the son of Milkah, which she bore unto Nachor.

Gen 24:25  She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

Gen 24:26  And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped YAHUAH.

Gen 24:27  And he said, Blessed be YAHUAH ELOHAI of my master Avraham, who has not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, YAHUAH led me to the house of my master’s brethren.

Gen 24:28  And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother’s house these things.

Gen 24:29  And Rivqah had a brother, and his name was Lavan: and Lavan ran out unto the man, unto the well.

Gen 24:30  And it came to pass, when he saw את eth-the earring and את eth-bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the את eth-words of Rivqah his sister, saying, Thus spoke the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

Gen 24:31  And he said, Come in, you blessed of YAHUAH; wherefore stand you without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

Gen 24:32  And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men’s feet that were with him.

Gen 24:33  And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.

Gen 24:34  And he said, I am Avraham’s servant.

Gen 24:35  And YAHUAH has blessed את eth-my master greatly; and he is become great: and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

Gen 24:36  And Sarah my master’s woman bore a son to my master when she was old: and unto him has he given את eth-all that he has.

Gen 24:37  And my master made me swear, saying, You shall not take a woman to my son of the daughters of the Kena`an iym, in whose land I dwell:

Gen 24:38  But you shall go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a woman unto my son.

Gen 24:39  And I said unto my master, Perchance the woman will not follow me.

Gen 24:40  And he said unto me, YAHUAH, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way; and you shall take a woman for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house:

Gen 24:41  Then shall you be clear from this my oath, when you come to my kindred; and if they give not you one, you shall be clear from my oath.

Gen 24:42  And I came this day unto the well, and said, O YAHUAH ELOHAI of my master Avraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go:

Gen 24:43  Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin comes forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray you, a little water of your pitcher to drink;

Gen 24:44  And she say to me, Both drink you, and I will also draw for your camels: let the same be the woman whom YAHUAH has appointed out for my master’s son.

Gen 24:45  And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rivqah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray you.

Gen 24:46  And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

Gen 24:47  And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? And she said, The daughter of Bethu’el, Nachor’s son, whom Milkah bore unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

Gen 24:48  And I bowed down my head, and worshipped YAHUAH, and blessed את eth-YAHUAH ELOHAI of my master Avraham, which had led me in the right way to take את eth-my master’s brother’s daughter unto his son.

Gen 24:49  And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

Gen 24:50  Then Lavan and Bethu’el answered and said, The thing proceeds from YAHUAH: we cannot speak unto you bad or good.

Gen 24:51  Behold, Rivqah is before you, take her, and go, and let her be your master’s son’s woman, as YAHUAH has spoken.

Gen 24:52  And it came to pass, that, when Avraham’s servant heard their words, he worshipped YAHUAH, bowing himself to the earth.

Gen 24:53  And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rivqah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

Gen 24:54  And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

Gen 24:55  And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

Gen 24:56  And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing YAHUAH has prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

Gen 24:57  And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.

Gen 24:58  And they called Rivqah, and said unto her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go.

Gen 24:59  And they sent away את eth-Rivqah their sister, and her nurse, and Avraham’s servant, and his men.

Gen 24:60  And they blessed את eth-Rivqah, and said unto her, You are our sister, be the mother of thousands of millions, and let your seed את eth possess the gate of those which hate them.

Gen 24:61  And Rivqah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took את eth-Rivqah, and went his way.

Gen 24:62  And Yitschaq came from the way of the well Be`er La-Chai Ro`iy; for he dwelt in the country of the Negev.

Gen 24:63  And Yitschaq went out to meditate in the field in the evening: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

Gen 24:64  And Rivqah lifted up את eth-her eyes, and when she saw את eth-Yitschaq, she lighted off the camel.

Gen 24:65  For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walks in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a veil, and covered herself.

Gen 24:66  And the servant told Yitschaq את eth all things that he had done.

Gen 24:67  And Yitschaq brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took את eth-Rivqah, and she became his woman; and he loved her: and Yitschaq was comforted after his mother’s death.

Abraham’s Death and His Descendants

Gen 25:1  AND again Avraham took a woman, and her name was Qeturah.

Gen 25:2  And she bore him את eth-Zimran, and את eth-Yoqshan, and את eth-Medan, and את eth-Midyan, and את eth-Yishbaq, and את eth-Shuach.

Gen 25:3  And Yoqshan begat את eth-Sheva, and את eth-Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Ashshuriym, and Letushiym, and Le’ummiym.

Gen 25:4  And the sons of Midyan; Eyphah, and Epher, and Chanok, and Aviyda, and Elda`ah. All these were the children of Qeturah.

Gen 25:5  And Avraham gave את eth-all that he had unto Yitschaq.

Gen 25:6  But unto the sons of the concubines, which Avraham had, Avraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Yitschaq his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

Gen 25:7  And these are the days of the years of Avraham’s life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years.

Gen 25:8  Then Avraham gave up his ruach, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

Gen 25:9  And his sons Yitschaq and Yishma`el buried him in the cave of Makpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Tsochar the Chittiy, which is before Mamre;

Gen 25:10  The field which Avraham purchased of the sons of Cheth: there was Avraham buried, and Sarah his woman.

Gen 25:11  And it came to pass after the death of Avraham, that ELOHIYM blessed his son את eth-Yitschaq; and Yitschaq dwelt by the well Be`er La-Chai Ro`iy.

Gen 25:12  Now these are the generations of Yishma`el, Avraham’s son, whom Ha’ger the Mitsriym, Sarah’s handmaid, bore unto Avraham:

Gen 25:13  And these are the names of the sons of Yishma`el, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Yishma`el, Nevayoth; and Qedar, and Adbe’el, and Mivsam,

Gen 25:14  And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

Gen 25:15  Hadar, and Teyma, Yetur, Naphiysh, and Qedemah:

Gen 25:16  These are the sons of Yishma`el, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

Gen 25:17  And these are the years of the life of Yishma`el, a hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up his ruach and died; and was gathered unto his people.

Gen 25:18  And they dwelt from Chaviylah unto Shur, that is before Mitsrayim, as you go toward Ashshurah: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

The Birth of Esau and Jacob

Gen 25:19  And these are the generations of Yitschaq, Avraham’s son: Avraham begat את eth-Yitschaq:

Gen 25:20  And Yitschaq was forty years old when he took את eth-Rivqah to be his woman, the daughter of Bethu’el the Arammiy of Paddan Aram, the sister to Lavan the Arammiy.

Gen 25:21  And Yitschaq intreated YAHUAH for his woman, because she was barren: and YAHUAH was intreated of him, and Rivqah his woman conceived.

Gen 25:22  And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of את eth-YAHUAH.

Gen 25:23  And YAHUAH said unto her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from your generation; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Gen 25:24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

Gen 25:25  And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

Gen 25:26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Ya`aqov: and Yitschaq was threescore years old when she bore them.

Gen 25:27  And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Ya`aqov was an upright man, dwelling in tents.

Gen 25:28  And Yitschaq loved את eth-Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rivqah loved את eth-Ya`aqov.

Esau Sells His Birthright

Gen 25:29  And Ya`aqov sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

Gen 25:30  And Esau said to El-Ya`aqov, Feed me, I pray you, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

Gen 25:31  And Ya`aqov said, Sell me this day your את eth-birthright.

Gen 25:32  And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

Gen 25:33  And Ya`aqov said, Swear to me this day; and he swore unto him: and he sold his את eth-birthright unto Ya`aqov.

Gen 25:34  Then Ya`aqov gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his את eth-birthright.

God’s Promise to Isaac

Gen 26:1  AND there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Avraham. And Yitschaq went unto Aviymelek king of the Pelishtiym unto Gerar.

Gen 26:2  And YAHUAH appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Mitsrayim; dwell in the land which I shall tell you of:

Gen 26:3  Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for unto you, and unto your seed, I will give את eth-all these countries, and I will perform את eth-the oath which I swore unto Avraham your father;

Gen 26:4  And I will make את eth-your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed את eth all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

Gen 26:5  Because that Avraham obeyed my voice, and did guard my watch, my commandments, my statutes, and my Torah.

Isaac and Abimelech

Gen 26:6  And Yitschaq dwelt in Gerar:

Gen 26:7  And the men of the place asked him of his woman; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my woman; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rivqah; because she was fair to look upon.

Gen 26:8  And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Aviymelek king of the Pelishtiym looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Yitschaq wassporting with את eth Rivqah his woman.

Gen 26:9  And Aviymelek called Yitschaq, and said, Behold, of a surety she is your woman: and how said you, She is my sister? And Yitschaq said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

Gen 26:10  And Aviymelek said, What is this you have done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with את eth-your woman, and you should have brought guiltiness upon us.

Gen 26:11  And Aviymelek charged את eth-all his people, saying, He that touches this man or his woman shall surely be put to death.

Gen 26:12  Then Yitschaq sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and YAHUAH blessed him.

Gen 26:13  And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

Gen 26:14  For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Pelishtiym envied him.

Gen 26:15  For all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Avraham his father, the Pelishtiym had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

Gen 26:16  And Aviymelek said unto El-Yitschaq, Go from us; for you are much mightier than we.

Gen 26:17  And Yitschaq departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

Gen 26:18  And Yitschaq dug again את eth-the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Avraham his father; for the Pelishtiym had stopped them after the death of Avraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

Gen 26:19  And Yitschaq’s servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

Gen 26:20  And the herdsmen of Gerar did strive with Yitschaq’s herdsmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.

Gen 26:21  And they dug another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.

Gen 26:22  And he removed from thence, and dug another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rechovoth; and he said, For now YAHUAH has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Gen 26:23  And he went up from thence to Be`er Sheva.

Gen 26:24  And YAHUAH appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the ELOHAI of Avraham your father: fear not, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply את eth-your seed for my servant Avraham’s sake.

Gen 26:25  And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of YAHUAH, and pitched his tent there: and there Yitschaq’s servants dug a well.

Gen 26:26  Then Aviymelek went to him from Gerar, and Achuzzath one of his friends, and Piykol the chief captain of his army.

Gen 26:27  And Yitschaq said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?

Gen 26:28  And they said, We saw certainly that YAHUAH was with you: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and you, and let us cut a covenant with you;

Gen 26:29  That you will do us no hurt, as we have not touched you, and as we have done unto you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace: you are now the blessed of YAHUAH.

Gen 26:30  And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

Gen 26:31  And they rose up early in the morning, and swore one to another: and Yitschaq sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

Gen 26:32  And it came to pass the same day, that Yitschaq’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said unto him, We have found water.

Gen 26:33  And he called it Shev`ah: therefore the name of the city is Be`er Sheva unto this day.

Gen 26:34  And Esau was forty years old when he took to be his woman את eth-Yahudith the daughter of Be’eriy the Chittiy, and את eth-Basmath the daughter of Eylon the Chittiy:

Gen 26:35  Which were a grief of mind unto Yitschaq and to Rivqah.

Isaac Blesses Jacob

Gen 27:1  AND it came to pass, that when Yitschaq was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called את eth-Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

Gen 27:2  And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

Gen 27:3  Now therefore take, I pray you, your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

Gen 27:4  And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die.

Gen 27:5  And Rivqah heard when Yitschaq spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

Gen 27:6  And Rivqah spoke unto El-Ya`aqov her son, saying, Behold, I heard את eth-your father speak unto Esau your brother, saying,

Gen 27:7  Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless you before YAHUAH before my death.

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

Gen 27:9  Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for your father, such as he loves:

Gen 27:10  And you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, and that he may bless you before his death.

Gen 27:11  And Ya`aqov said to El-Rivqah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

Gen 27:12  My father perchance will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

Gen 27:13  And his mother said unto him, Upon me be your curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

Gen 27:14  And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

Gen 27:15  And Rivqah took את eth-goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon את eth-Ya`aqov her younger son:

Gen 27:16  And she put את eth the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:

Gen 27:17  And she gave את eth-the savoury meat and את eth-the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Ya`aqov.

Gen 27:18  And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who are you, my son?

Gen 27:19  And Ya`aqov said unto his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have done according as you bade me: arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.

Gen 27:20  And Yitschaq said unto his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because YAHUAH ELOHAYKA brought it to me.

Gen 27:21  And Yitschaq said unto El-Ya`aqov, Come near, I pray you, that I may feel you, my son, whether you be my very son Esau or not.

Gen 27:22  And Ya`aqov went near unto El-Yitschaq his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Ya`aqov’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

Gen 27:23  And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him.

Gen 27:24  And he said, Are you my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

Gen 27:25  And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless you. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

Gen 27:26  And his father Yitschaq said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

Gen 27:27  And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled את eth-the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which YAHUAH has blessed:

Gen 27:28  Therefore ELOHIYM give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine:

Gen 27:29  Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your brethren, and let your mother’s sons bow down to you: cursed be everyone that curses you, and blessed be he that blesses you.

Gen 27:30  And it came to pass, as soon as Yitschaq had made an end of blessing את eth-Ya`aqov, and Ya`aqov was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Yitschaq his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Gen 27:31  And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that your soul may bless me.

Gen 27:32  And Yitschaq his father said unto him, Who are you? And he said, I am your son, your firstborn Esau.

Gen 27:33  And Yitschaq trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.

Gen 27:34  And when Esau heard את eth-the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.

Gen 27:35  And he said, Your brother came with subtilty, and has taken away your blessing.

Gen 27:36  And he said, Is not he rightly named Ya`aqov? for he has supplanted me these two times: he took away את eth-my birthright; and, behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Have you not reserved a blessing for me?

Gen 27:37  And Yitschaq answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord, and את eth-all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with grain and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto you, my son?

Gen 27:38  And Esau said unto his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

Gen 27:39  And Yitschaq his father answered and said unto him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

Gen 27:40  And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve את eth-your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.

Gen 27:41  And Esau hated את eth-Ya`aqov because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother את eth-Ya`aqov.

Gen 27:42  And את eth-these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rivqah: and she sent and called Ya`aqov her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, your brother Esau, as touching you, comforts himself, purposing to kill you.

Gen 27:43  Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee to Lavan my brother to Haran;

Gen 27:44  And tarry with him a few days, until your brother’s fury turn away;

Gen 27:45  Until your brother’s anger turn away from you, את eth and he forget that which you have done to him: then I will send, and fetch you from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

Gen 27:46  And Rivqah said to El-Yitschaq, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Cheth: if Ya`aqov take a woman of the daughters of Cheth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

Jacob Sent to Laban

Gen 28:1  AND Yitschaq called El-Ya`aqov, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, You shall not take a woman of the daughters of Kena`an.

Gen 28:2  Arise, go to Paddan Aram, to the house of Bethu’el your mother’s father; and take you a woman from thence of the daughters of Lavan your mother’s brother.

Gen 28:3  And EL SHADDAI bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;

Gen 28:4  And give you את eth-the blessing of Avraham, to you, and to your seed with you; that you may inherit את eth-the land wherein you are a stranger, which ELOHIYM gave unto Avraham.

Gen 28:5  And Yitschaq sent away את eth-Ya`aqov: and he went to Paddan Aram unto Lavan, son of Bethu’el the Arammiy, the brother of Rivqah, Ya`aqov’s and Esau’s mother.

Esau Marries an Ishmaelite

Gen 28:6  When Esau saw that Yitschaq had blessed את eth-Ya`aqov, and sent him away to Paddan Aram, to take him a woman from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, You shall not take a woman of the daughters of Kena`an;

Gen 28:7  And that Ya`aqov obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan Aram;

Gen 28:8  And Esau seeing that the daughters of Kena`an pleased not Yitschaq his father;

Gen 28:9  Then went Esau unto El-Yishma`el, and took unto the women which he had את eth-Machalath the daughter of Yishma`el Avraham’s son, the sister of Nevayoth, to be his woman.

Jacob’s Dream

Gen 28:10  And Ya`aqov went out from Be`er Sheva, and went toward Haran.

Gen 28:11  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

Gen 28:12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of ELOHIYM ascending and descending on it.

Gen 28:13  And, behold, YAHUAH stood above it, and said, I am YAHUAH ELOHAI of Avraham your father, and the ELOHAI of Yitschaq: the land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed;

Gen 28:14  And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Gen 28:15  And, behold, I am with you, and will guard you in all places whither you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done אתeth that which I have spoken to you of.

Gen 28:16  And Ya`aqov awoke out of his sleep, and he said, Surely YAHUAH is in this place; and I knew it not.

Gen 28:17  And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of ELOHIYM, and this is the gate of heaven.

Gen 28:18  And Ya`aqov rose up early in the morning, and took את eth-the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

Gen 28:19  And he called את eth-the name of that place Beyt-EL: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

Gen 28:20  And Ya`aqov vowed a vow, saying, If ELOHIYM will be with me, and will guard me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

Gen 28:21  So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall YAHUAH be my ELOHIYM:

Gen 28:22  And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be ELOHIYM’S house: and of all that you shall give me I will surely give the tenth unto you.

Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel

Gen 29:1  THEN Ya`aqov went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.

Gen 29:2  And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth.

Gen 29:3  And thither there were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled את eth-the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered את eth-the sheep, and put את eth-the stone again upon the well’s mouth in his place.

Gen 29:4  And Ya`aq­ ov said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

Gen 29:5  And he said unto them, Know ye את eth-Lavan the son of Nachor? And they said, We know him.

Gen 29:6  And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter comes with the sheep.

Gen 29:7  And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

Gen 29:8  And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll את eth-the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.

Gen 29:9  And while he yet spoke with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep: for she kept them.

Gen 29:10  And it came to pass, when Ya`aqov saw את eth-Rachel the daughter of Lavan his mother’s brother, and את eth-the sheep of Lavan his mother’s brother, that Ya`aqov went near, and rolled את eth-the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered את eth-the flock of Lavan his mother’s brother.

Gen 29:11  And Ya`aqov kissed Rachel, and lifted up את eth-his voice, and wept.

Gen 29:12  And Ya`aqov told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rivqah’s son: and she ran and told her father.

Gen 29:13  And it came to pass, when Lavan heard the tidings of Ya`aqov his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Lavan את eth all these things.

Gen 29:14  And Lavan said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

Gen 29:15  And Lavan said unto Ya`aqov, Because you are my brother, should you therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall your wages be?

Gen 29:16  And Lavan had two daughters: the name of the elder was Le’ah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Gen 29:17  Le’ah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

Gen 29:18  And Ya`aqov loved את eth-Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.

Gen 29:19  And Lavan said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

Gen 29:20  And Ya`aqov served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

Gen 29:21  And Ya`aqov said unto Lavan, Give me את eth-my woman, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

Gen 29:22  And Lavan gathered together את eth-all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Gen 29:23  And it came to pass in the evening, that he took את eth-Le’ah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

Gen 29:24  And Lavan gave unto his daughter Le’ah את eth-Zilpah his maid for a handmaid.

Gen 29:25  And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Le’ah: and he said to Lavan, What is this you have done unto me? did not I serve with you for Rachel? wherefore then have you beguiled me?

Gen 29:26  And Lavan said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

Gen 29:27  Fulfill her week, and we will give you את eth-this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.

Gen 29:28  And Ya`aqov did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him את eth-Rachel his daughter to be his woman also.

Gen 29:29  And Lavan gave to Rachel his daughter את eth-Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

Gen 29:30  And he went in also unto El-Rachel, and he loved also את eth-Rachel more than Le’ah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Jacob’s Children

Gen 29:31  And when YAHUAH saw that Le’ah was hated, he opened את eth-her womb: but Rachel was barren.

Gen 29:32  And Le’ah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Re’uven: for she said, Surely YAHUAH has looked upon my affliction; now therefore my man will love me.

Gen 29:33  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said, Because YAHUAH has heard that I was hated, he has therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Shim`on.

Gen 29:34  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said, Now this time will my man be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Leviy.

Gen 29:35  And she conceived again, and bore a son: and she said, Now will I praise את eth-YAHUAH: therefore she called his name Yahudah; and left bearing.

Gen 30:1  AND when Rachel saw that she bore Ya`aqov no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto El-Ya`aqov, Give me children, or else I die.

Gen 30:2  And Ya`aqov’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in ELOHIYM’S stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?

Gen 30:3  And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

Gen 30:4  And she gave him את eth-Bilhah her handmaid to be his woman: and Ya`aqov went in unto her.

Gen 30:5  And Bilhah conceived, and bore Ya`aqov a son.

Gen 30:6  And Rachel said, ELOHIYM has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

Gen 30:7  And Bilhah Rachel’s maid conceived again, and bore Ya`aqov a second son.

Gen 30:8  And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtaliy.

Gen 30:9  When Le’ah saw that she had left bearing, she took את eth-Zilpah her maid, and gave her Ya`aqov to be his woman.

Gen 30:10  And Zilpah Le’ah’s maid bore Ya`aqov a son.

Gen 30:11  And Le’ah said, A troop comes: and she called את eth-his name Gad.

Gen 30:12  And Zilpah Le’ah’s maid bore Ya`aqov a second son.

Gen 30:13  And Le’ah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called את eth-his name Asher.

Gen 30:14  And Re’uven went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother El-Le’ah. Then Rachel said to El-Le’ah, Give me, I pray you, of your son’s mandrakes.

Gen 30:15  And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that you have taken את eth-my man? and would you take away את eth-my son’s mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with you tonight for your son’s mandrakes.

Gen 30:16  And Ya`aqov came out of the field in the evening, and Le’ah went out to meet him, and said, You must come in unto me; for surely I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

Gen 30:17  And ELOHIYM hearkened unto El-Le’ah, and she conceived, and bore Ya`aqov the fifth son.

Gen 30:18  And Le’ah said, ELOHIYM has given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my man: and she called his name Yisshakar.

Gen 30:19  And Le’ah conceived again, and bore Ya`aqov the sixth son.

Gen 30:20  And Le’ah said, ELOHIYM has endued me with a good dowry; now will my man dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called את eth-his name Zevulun.

Gen 30:21  And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called את eth-her name Diynah.

Gen 30:22  And ELOHIYM remembered את eth-Rachel, and ELOHIYM hearkened to her, and opened את eth-her womb.

Gen 30:23  And she conceived, and bore a son; and said, ELOHIYM has taken away את eth-my reproach:

Gen 30:24  And she called את eth-his name Yoceph; and said, YAHUAH shall add to me another son.

Jacob’s Prosperity

Gen 30:25  And it came to pass, when Rachel had born את eth-Yoceph, that Ya`aqov said unto Lavan, Send me away, that I may go unto my own place, and to my country.

Gen 30:26  Give me את eth-my women and את eth-my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know את eth-my service which I have done you.

Gen 30:27  And Lavan said unto him, I pray you, if I have found favour in your eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that YAHUAH has blessed me for your sake.

Gen 30:28  And he said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.

Gen 30:29  And he said unto him, You know את eth how I have served you, and את eth-how your cattle was with me.

Gen 30:30  For it was little which you had before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and YAHUAH has blessed you since my coming: and now when shall I provide for my own house also?

Gen 30:31  And he said, What shall I give you? And Ya`aqov said, You shall not give me anything: if you will do this thing for me, I will again feed and guard your flock:

Gen 30:32  I will pass through all your flock today, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.

Gen 30:33  So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before your face: everyone that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

Gen 30:34  And Lavan said, Behold, I would it might be according to your word.

Gen 30:35  And he removed that day את eth-the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and את eth-all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and everyone that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

Gen 30:36  And he set three days’ journey betwixt himself and Ya`aqov: and Ya`aqov fed את eth-the rest of Lavan’s flocks.

Gen 30:37  And Ya`aqov took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chestnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

Gen 30:38  And he set את eth-the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.

Gen 30:39  And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

Gen 30:40  And Ya`aqov did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Lavan; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Lavan’s cattle.

Gen 30:41  And it came to pass, whenso ever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Ya`aqov laid את eth-the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.

Gen 30:42  But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Lavan’s, and the stronger Ya`aqov’s.

Gen 30:43  And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

Jacob Flees from Laban

Gen 31:1  AND he heard את eth-the words of Lavan’s sons, saying, Ya`aqov has taken away את eth-all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s has he gotten את eth all this glory.

Gen 31:2  And Ya`aqov beheld את eth-the countenance of Lavan, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

Gen 31:3  And YAHUAH said unto El-Ya`aqov, Return unto the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you.

Gen 31:4  And Ya`aqov sent and called Rachel and Le’ah to the field unto his flock,

Gen 31:5  And said unto them, I see את eth-your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the ELOHIYM of my father has been with me.

Gen 31:6  And ye know that with all my power I have served את eth-your father.

Gen 31:7  And your father has deceived me, and changed את eth-my wages ten times; but ELOHIYM suffered him not to hurt me.

Gen 31:8  If he said thus, The speckled shall be your wages; then all the cattle bore speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be your hire; then bore all the cattle ringstraked.

Gen 31:9  Thus ELOHIYM has taken away את eth-the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

Gen 31:10  And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle wereringstraked, speckled, and grizzled.

Gen 31:11  And the angel of ELOHIYM spoke unto me in a dream, saying, Ya`aqov: And I said, Here am I.

Gen 31:12  And he said, Lift up now your eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen את eth all that Lavan does unto you.

Gen 31:13  I am the ELOHIYM of Beyt-EL, where you anointed the pillar, and where you vowed a vow unto me: now arise, get you out from this land, and return unto the land of your kindred.

Gen 31:14  And Rachel and Le’ah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?

Gen 31:15  Are we not counted of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has quite devoured את eth-also our money.

Gen 31:16  For all the riches which ELOHIYM has taken from our father, that is ours, and our children’s: now then, whatsoever ELOHIYM has said unto you, do.

Gen 31:17  Then Ya`aqov rose up, and set את eth-his sons and את eth-his women upon camels;

Gen 31:18  And he carried away את eth-all his cattle, and את eth-all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Paddan Aram, for to go to El-Yitschaq his father in the land of Kena`an.

Gen 31:19  And Lavan went to shear את eth-his sheep: and Rachel had stolen את eth-the Teraphiym that were her father’s.

Gen 31:20  And Ya`aqov stole away את eth-unawares to Lavan the Arammiy, in that he told him not that he fled.

Gen 31:21  So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over את eth-the river, and set את eth-his face toward the Mount Gil`ad.

Gen 31:22  And it was told Lavan on the third day that Ya`aqov was fled.

Gen 31:23  And he took את eth-his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days’ journey; and they overtook him in the Mount Gil`ad.

Gen 31:24  And ELOHIYM came to Lavan the Arammiy in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that you speak not to Ya`aqov either good or bad.

Gen 31:25  Then Lavan overtook את eth-Ya`aqov. Now Ya`aqov had pitched את eth-his tent in the mount: and Lavan with את eth-his brethren pitched in the Mount of Gil`ad.

Gen 31:26  And Lavan said to Ya`aqov, What have you done, that you have stolen away את eth-unawares to me, and carried away את eth-my daughters, as captives takenwith the sword?

Gen 31:27  Wherefore did you flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and did not tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

Gen 31:28  And have not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have now done foolishly in so doing.

Gen 31:29  It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the ELOHIYM of your father spoke unto me yesternight, saying, Take heed that you speak not to Ya`aqov either good or bad.

Gen 31:30  And now, though you would needs be gone, because you sore longed after your father’s house, yet wherefore have you stolen את eth-my elohiym?

Gen 31:31  And Ya`aqov answered and said to Lavan, Because I was afraid: for I said, Perchance you would take by force את eth-your daughters from me.

Gen 31:32  With whomsoever you find את eth-your elohiym, let him not live: before our brethren discern what is yours with me, and take it to you. For Ya`aqov knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

Gen 31:33  And Lavan went into Ya`aqov’s tent, and into Le’ah’s tent, and into the two maidservants’ tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Le’ah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent.

Gen 31:34  Now Rachel had taken את eth-the Teraphiym, and put them in the camel’s furniture, and sat upon them. And Lavan searched all the tent, but found them not.

Gen 31:35  And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before you; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not את eth-the Teraphiym.

Gen 31:36  And Ya`aqov was wroth, and chode with Lavan: and Ya`aqov answered and said to Lavan, What is my transgression? what is my sin, that you have so hotly pursued after me?

Gen 31:37  Whereas you have searched את eth-all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? set it here before my brethren and your brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

Gen 31:38  This twenty years have I been with you; your ewes and your she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of your flock have I not eaten.

Gen 31:39  That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto you; I bore the loss of it; of my hand did you require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

Gen 31:40  Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from my eyes.

Gen 31:41  Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle: and you have changed את eth-my wages ten times.

Gen 31:42  Except the ELOHAI of my father, the ELOHAI of Avraham, and the fear of Yitschaq, had been with me, surely you had sent me away now empty. ELOHIYM has seen את eth-my affliction and את eth-the labour of my hands, and rebuked you yesternight.

Gen 31:43  And Lavan answered and said unto El-Ya`aqov, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that you see is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

Gen 31:44  Now therefore come, let us cut a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you.

Gen 31:45  And Ya`aqov took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

Gen 31:46  And Ya`aqov said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

Gen 31:47  And Lavan called it Yegar Sahadutha: but Ya`aqov called it Gal`ed.

Gen 31:48  And Lavan said, This heap is a witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Gal`ed;

Gen 31:49  And Mitspah; for he said, YAHUAH watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.

Gen 31:50  If you shall afflict את eth-my daughters, or if you shall take other women beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, ELOHIYM is witness betwixt me and you.

Gen 31:51  And Lavan said to Ya`aqov, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and you;

Gen 31:52  This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over את eth-this heap to you, and that you shall not pass over את eth-this heap and את eth-this pillar unto me, for harm.

Gen 31:53  The ELOHAI of Avraham, and the ELOHAI of Nachor, the ELOHAI of their father, judge betwixt us. And Ya`aqov swore by the fear of his father Yitschaq.

Gen 31:54  Then Ya`aqov offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

Gen 31:55  And early in the morning Lavan rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Lavan departed, and returned unto his place.

Jacob Fears Esau

Gen 32:1  AND Ya`aqov went on his way, and the angels of ELOHIYM met him.

Gen 32:2  And when Ya`aqov saw them, he said, This is ELOHIYM’S host: and he called the name of that place Machanayim.

Gen 32:3  And Ya`aqov sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Se`iyr, the country of Edom.

Gen 32:4  And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Your servant Ya`aqov says thus, I have sojourned with Lavan, and stayed there until now:

Gen 32:5  And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and women servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in your sight.

Gen 32:6  And the messengers returned to El-Ya`aqov, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and also he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him.

Gen 32:7  Then Ya`aqov was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided את eth-the people that was with him, and את eth-the flocks, and את eth-the herds, and the camels, into two bands;

Gen 32:8  And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

Gen 32:9  And Ya`aqov said, O ELOHAI of my father Avraham, and ELOHAI of my father Yitschaq, YAHUAH which said unto me, Return unto your country, and to your kindred, and I will deal well with you:

Gen 32:10  I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed את eth-unto your servant; for with my staff I passed over את eth-this Yardan; and now I am become two bands.

Gen 32:11  Deliver me, I pray you, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.

Gen 32:12  And you said, I will surely do you good, and make את eth-your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

Gen 32:13  And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

Gen 32:14  Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,

Gen 32:15  Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.

Gen 32:16  And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

Gen 32:17  And he commanded את eth-the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets you, and asks you, saying, Whose are you? and where go you? and whose arethese before you?

Gen 32:18  Then you shall say, They be your servant Ya`aqov’s; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.

Gen 32:19  And so commanded he את eth-the second, and את eth-the third, and את eth-all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.

Gen 32:20  And say ye moreover, Behold, your servant Ya`aqov is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; perchance he will accept of me.

Gen 32:21  So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.

Jacob Wrestles with God

Gen 32:22  And he rose up that night, and took את eth-his two women, and את eth-his two women servants, and את eth-his eleven sons, and passed over את eth the ford Yabboq.

Gen 32:23  And he took them, and sent them over את eth-the brook, and sent over את eth-that he had.

Gen 32:24  And Ya`aqov was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Gen 32:25  And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Ya`aqov’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

Gen 32:26  And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.

Gen 32:27  And he said unto him, What is your name? And he said, Ya`aqov.

Gen 32:28  And he said, Your name shall be called no more Ya`aqov, but Yashar’el: for as a prince have you power with ELOHIYM and with men, and have prevailed.

Gen 32:29  And Ya`aqov asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And he said, Wherefore is it that you do ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

Gen 32:30  And Ya`aqov called the name of the place Penu’el: for I have seen ELOHIYM face to face, and my life is preserved.

Gen 32:31  And as he passed over את eth-Penu’el the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

Gen 32:32  Therefore the children of Yashar’el eat not את eth-of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Ya`aqov’s thigh in the sinew that shrank.

Jacob Meets Esau

Gen 33:1  AND Ya`aqov lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided את eth-the children unto Le’ah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

Gen 33:2  And he put את eth-the handmaids and את eth-their children foremost, and את eth-Le’ah and her children after, and את eth-Rachel and את eth-Yoceph hindermost.

Gen 33:3  And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Gen 33:4  And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

Gen 33:5  And he lifted up את eth-his eyes, and saw את eth-the women and את eth-the children; and said, Who are those with you? And he said, The children which ELOHIYM has graciously given את eth-your servant.

Gen 33:6  Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

Gen 33:7  And Le’ah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Yoceph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

Gen 33:8  And he said, What do you mean by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

Gen 33:9  And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that you have unto yourself.

Gen 33:10  And Ya`aqov said, Nay, I pray you, if now I have found grace in your sight, then receive my present at my hand: for there fore I have seen your face, as though I had seen the face of ELOHIYM, and you were pleased with me.

Gen 33:11  Take, I pray you, את eth-my blessing that is brought to you; because ELOHIYM has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it. said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you.

Gen 33:12  And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you.

Gen 33:13  And he said unto him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

Gen 33:14  Let my lord, I pray you, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goes before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Se`iyr.

Gen 33:15  And Esau said, Let me now leave with you some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needs it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.

Gen 33:16  So Esau returned that day on his way unto Se`iyr.

Gen 33:17  And Ya`aqov journeyed to Cukkoth, and built him a house, and made cukkoth (booths) for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Cukkoth.

Gen 33:18  And Ya`aqov came to Shalem, a city of Shekem, which is in the land of Kena`an, when he came from Paddan Aram; and pitched his tent before את eth-the city.

Gen 33:19  And he bought את eth-a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Chamor, Shekem’s father, for a hundred pieces of money.

Gen 33:20  And he erected there an altar, and called it EL ELOHAI YASHAR’EL.

The Defiling of Dinah

Gen 34:1  AND Diynah the daughter of Le’ah, which she bore unto Ya`aqov, went out to see the daughters of the land.

Gen 34:2  And when Shekem the son of Chamor the Chivviy, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

Gen 34:3  And his soul clave unto Diynah the daughter of Ya`aqov, and he loved את eth-the damsel, and spoke kindly unto the damsel.

Gen 34:4  And Shekem spoke unto his father Chamor, saying, Get me את eth-this damsel to be my woman.

Gen 34:5  And Ya`aqov heard that he had defiled את eth-Diynah his daughter: now his sons were with את eth-his cattle in the field: and Ya`aqov held his peace until they were come.

Gen 34:6  And Chamor the father of Shekem went out unto El-Ya`aqov to commune with him.

Gen 34:7  And the sons of Ya`aqov came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Yashar’el in lying את eth-with Ya`aqov’s daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

Gen 34:8  And Chamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shekem longs for your daughter: I pray you give her him to be his woman.

Gen 34:9  And make ye marriages with us, and give את eth-your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.

Gen 34:10  And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

Gen 34:11  And Shekem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

Gen 34:12  Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me את eth-the damsel to be my woman.

Gen 34:13  And the sons of Ya`aqov answered את eth-Shekem and את eth-Chamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled את eth Diynah their sister:

Gen 34:14  And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give את eth-our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:

Gen 34:15  But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

Gen 34:16  Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

Gen 34:17  But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take את eth-our daughter, and we will be gone.

Gen 34:18  And their words pleased Chamor, and Shekem Chamor’s son.

Gen 34:19  And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Ya`aqov’s daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

Gen 34:20  And Chamor and Shekem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

Gen 34:21  These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take את eth-their daughters to us for women, and את eth-let us give them our daughters.

Gen 34:22  Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

Gen 34:23  Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

Gen 34:24  And unto Chamor and unto Shekem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

Gen 34:25  And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Ya`aqov, Shim`on and Leviy, Diynah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

Gen 34:26  And they slew את eth-Chamor and את eth-Shekem his son with the edge of the sword, and took את eth-Diynah out of Shekem’s house, and went out.

Gen 34:27  The sons of Ya`aqov came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.

Gen 34:28  They took את eth-their sheep, and את eth-their oxen, and את eth-their asses, and את eth-that which was in the city, and את eth-that which was in the field,

Gen 34:29  And את eth-all their wealth, and את eth-all their little ones, and את eth-their women took they captive, and spoiled את eth-even all that was in the house.

Gen 34:30  And Ya`aqov said to Shim`on and Leviy, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Kena`aniym and the Perizziym: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

Gen 34:31  And they said, Should he deal את eth-with our sister as with a harlot?

God Blesses and Renames Jacob

Gen 35:1  AND ELOHIYM said unto El-Ya`aqov, Arise, go up to Beyt-EL, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto ELOHIYM, that appeared unto you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.

Gen 35:2  Then Ya`aqov said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away את eth-the strange elohai that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

Gen 35:3  And let us arise, and go up to Beyt-EL; and I will make there an altar unto ELOHIYM, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

Gen 35:4  And they gave unto El-Ya`aqov את eth all the strange elohai which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Ya`aqov hid them under the oak which was by Shekem.

Gen 35:5  And they journeyed: and the terror of ELOHIYM was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Ya`aqov.

Gen 35:6  So Ya`aqov came to Luz, which is in the land of Kena`an, that is, Beyt-EL, he and all the people that were with him.

Gen 35:7  And he built there an altar, and called the place EL Beyt-EL: because there ELOHIYM appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

Gen 35:8  But Deborah Rivqah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beyt-EL under an oak: and the name of it was called Allon Bakuth.

Gen 35:9  And ELOHIYM appeared unto El-Ya`aqov again, when he came out of Paddan Aram, and blessed him.

Gen 35:10  And ELOHIYM said unto him, Your name is Ya`aqov: your name shall not be called anymore Ya`aqov, but Yashar’el shall be your name: and he called את eth-his name Yashar’el.

Gen 35:11  And ELOHIYM said unto him, I am EL SHADDAI: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come out of your loins;

Gen 35:12  And את eth-the land which I gave Avraham and Yitschaq, to you I will give it, and to your seed after you will I give את eth-the land.

Gen 35:13  And ELOHIYM went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

Gen 35:14  And Ya`aqov set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

Gen 35:15  And Ya`aqov called את eth-the name of the place where ELOHIYM spoke with him, Beyt-EL.

The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac

Gen 35:16  And they journeyed from Beyt-EL; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrathah: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

Gen 35:17  And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; you shall have this son also.

Gen 35:18  And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-Oniy: but his father called him Binyamiyn.

Gen 35:19  And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrathah, which is Beyt Lechem.

Gen 35:20  And Ya`aqov set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day.

Gen 35:21  And Yashar’el journeyed, and spread his tent beyond Migdal-Eder.

Gen 35:22  And it came to pass, when Yashar’el dwelt in that land, that Re’uven went and lay with את eth-Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Yashar’el heard it. Now the sons of Ya`aqov were twelve:

Gen 35:23  The sons of Le’ah; Re’uven, Ya`aqov’s firstborn, and Shim`on, and Leviy, and Yahudah, and Yisshakar, and Zevulun:

Gen 35:24  The sons of Rachel; Yoceph, and Binyamiyn:

Gen 35:25  And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid; Dan, and Naphtaliy:

Gen 35:26  And the sons of Zilpah, Le’ah’s handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Ya`aqov, which were born to him in Paddan Aram.

Gen 35:27  And Ya`aqov came unto El-Yitschaq his father unto Mamre, unto Qiryat Arba, which is Chevron, where Avraham and Yitschaq sojourned.

Gen 35:28  And the days of Yitschaq were a hundred and fourscore years.

Gen 35:29  And Yitschaq gave up his ruach (spirit), and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Ya`aqov buried him.

Esau’s Descendants

Gen 36:1  NOW these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

Gen 36:2  Esau took את eth-his women of the daughters of Kena`an; את eth-Adah the daughter of Eylon the Chittiy, and את eth-Oholiyvamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Tsiv`on the Chivviy;

Gen 36:3  And את eth-Basmath Yishma`el’s daughter, sister of Nevayoth.

Gen 36:4  And Adah bore to Esau את eth-Eliyphaz; and Basmath bore את eth-Re’u’el;

Gen 36:5  And Oholiyvamah bore את eth-Ye`iysh, and את eth-Ya`alam, and את eth-Qorach: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Kena`an.

Gen 36:6  And Esau took את eth-his women, and את eth-his sons, and את eth-his daughters, and את eth-all the persons of his house, and את eth-his cattle, and את eth-all his beasts, and את eth-all his substance, which he had got in the land of Kena`an; and went into the country from the face of his brother Ya`aqov.

Gen 36:7  For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.

Gen 36:8  Thus dwelt Esau in Mount Se`iyr: Esau is Edom.

Gen 36:9  And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomiym in Mount Se`iyr:

Gen 36:10  These are the names of Esau’s sons; Eliyphaz the son of Adah the woman of Esau, Re’u’el the son of Basmath the woman of Esau.

Gen 36:11  And the sons of Eliyphaz were Teyman, Omar, Tsepho, and Ga`tam, and Qenaz.

Gen 36:12  And Timna was concubine to Eliyphaz Esau’s son; and she bore to Eliyphaz את eth-Amaleq: these were the sons of Adah Esau’s woman.

Gen 36:13  And these are the sons of Re’u’el; Nachath, and Zerach, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Basmath Esau’s woman.

Gen 36:14  And these were the sons of Oholiyvamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Tsiv`on, Esau’s woman: and she bore to Esau את eth-Ye`iysh, and את eth-Ya`alam, and את eth-Qorach.

Gen 36:15  These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliyphaz the firstborn son of Esau; duke Teyman, duke Omar, duke Tsepho, duke Qenaz,

Gen 36:16  Duke Qorach, duke Ga`tam, and duke Amaleq: these are the dukes that came of Eliyphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah.

Gen 36:17  And these are the sons of Re’u’el Esau’s son; duke Nachath, duke Zerach, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Re’u’el in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basmath Esau’s woman.

Gen 36:18  And these are the sons of Oholiyvamah Esau’s woman; duke Ye`iysh, duke Ya`alam, duke Qorach: these were the dukes that came of Oholiyvamah the daughter of Anah, Esau’s woman.

Gen 36:19  These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.

Gen 36:20  These are the sons of Se`iyr the Choriy, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shoval, and Tsiv`on, and Anah,

Gen 36:21  And Diyshon, and Etser, and Diyshan: these are the dukes of the Choriym, the children of Se`iyr in the land of Edom.

Gen 36:22  And the children of Lotan were Hori and Heymam; and Lotan’s sister was Timna.

Gen 36:23  And the children of Shoval were these; Alyan, and Manachath, and Eyval, Shephiy, and Onam.

Gen 36:24  And these are the children of Tsiv`on; both Ayah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found את eth-the mules in the wilderness, as he fed את eth-the asses of Tsiv`on his father.

Gen 36:25  And the children of Anah were these; Diyshon, and Oholiyvamah the daughter of Anah.

Gen 36:26  And these are the children of Diyshon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Yithran, and Cheran.

Gen 36:27  The children of Etser are these; Bilhan, and Za`avan, and Aqan.

Gen 36:28  The children of Diyshan are these; Uts, and Aran.

Gen 36:29  These are the dukes that came of the Choriym; duke Lotan, duke Shoval, duke Tsiv`on, duke Anah,

Gen 36:30  Duke Diyshon, duke Etser, duke Diyshan: these are the dukes that came of Choriy, among their dukes in the land of Se`iyr.

Gen 36:31  And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Yashar’el.

Gen 36:32  And Bela the son of Be`or reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

Gen 36:33  And Bela died, and Yovav the son of Zerach of Botsrah reigned in his stead.

Gen 36:34  And Yovav died, and Chusham of the land of Teymaniy reigned in his stead.

Gen 36:35  And Chusham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote את eth-Midyan in the field of Mo’av, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Aviyth.

Gen 36:36  And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masreqah reigned in his stead.

Gen 36:37  And Samlah died, and Sha’ul of Rechovoth by the river reigned in his stead.

Gen 36:38  And Sha’ul died, and Ba`al Chanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

Gen 36:39  And Ba`al Chanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pa`u; and his woman’s name was Meheytav’el, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mey Zahav.

Gen 36:40  And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timna, duke Alyah, duke Yetheth,

Gen 36:41  Duke Oholiyvamah, duke Elah, duke Piynon,

Gen 36:42  Duke Qenaz, duke Teyman, duke Mivtsar,

Gen 36:43  Duke Magdiy’el, duke Iyram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the Edomiym.

Joseph’s Dreams

Gen 37:1  AND Ya`aqov dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Kena`an.

Gen 37:2  These are the generations of Ya`aqov. Yoceph, being seventeen years old, was feeding את eth-the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with את eth-the sons of Bilhah, and with את eth-the sons of Zilpah, his father’s women: and Yoceph brought את eth-unto his father their evil report.

Gen 37:3  Now Yashar’el loved את eth-Yoceph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

Gen 37:4  And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Gen 37:5  And Yoceph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

Gen 37:6  And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

Gen 37:7  For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

Gen 37:8  And his brethren said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us? or shall you indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

Gen 37:9  And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

Gen 37:10  And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth?

Gen 37:11  And his brethren envied him; but his father observed את eth-the saying.

Joseph Sold by His Brothers

Gen 37:12  And his brethren went to feed את eth-their father’s flock in Shekem.

Gen 37:13  And Yashar’el said unto El-Yoceph, Do not your brethren feed the flock in Shekem? come, and I will send you unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

Gen 37:14  And he said to him, Go, I pray you, see את eth-whether it be well with your brethren, and את eth-well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the valley of Chevron, and he came to Shekem.

Gen 37:15  And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What do you seek?

Gen 37:16  And he said, I seek את eth-my brethren: tell me, I pray you, where they feed their flocks.

Gen 37:17  And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Yoceph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

Gen 37:18  And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.

Gen 37:19  And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes.

Gen 37:20  Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast has devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

Gen 37:21  And Re’uven heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

Gen 37:22  And Re’uven said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

Gen 37:23  And it came to pass, when Yoceph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped את eth-Yoceph out of את eth-his coat, his את eth-coat of many colours that was on him;

Gen 37:24  And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

Gen 37:25  And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Yish ma`e’liym came from Gil`ad with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Mitsrayim.

Gen 37:26  And Yahudah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay את eth-our brother, and conceal את eth-his blood?

Gen 37:27  Come, and let us sell him to the Yishma`e’liym, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.

Gen 37:28  Then there passed by Midyaniym merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up את eth-Yoceph out of the pit, and sold את eth-Yoceph to the Yishma`e’liym for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought את eth-Yoceph into Mitsrayim.

Gen 37:29  And Re’uven returned unto the pit; and, behold, Yoceph was not in the pit; and he rent את eth-his clothes.

Gen 37:30  And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?

Gen 37:31  And they took Yoceph’s את eth-coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped את eth-the coat in the blood;

Gen 37:32  And they sent the את eth-coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be your son’s coat or no.

Gen 37:33  And he knew it, and said, It is my son’s coat; an evil beast has devoured him; Yoceph is without doubt rent in pieces.

Gen 37:34  And Ya`aqov rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

Gen 37:35  And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into She’ol unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Gen 37:36  And the Midyaniym sold him into Mitsrayim unto Potiyphar, an officer of Phar`oh’s, and captain of the guard.

Judah and Tamar

Gen 38:1  AND it came to pass at that time, that Yahudah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamiy, whose name was Chiyrah.

Gen 38:2  And Yahudah saw there a daughter of a certain Kena`aniy, whose name was Shuach; and he took her, and went in unto her.

Gen 38:3  And she conceived, and bore a son; and he called את eth-his name Er.

Gen 38:4  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and she called את eth-his name Onan.

Gen 38:5  And she yet again conceived, and bore a son; and called את eth-his name Shelach: and he was at Keziyv, when she bore him.

Gen 38:6  And Yahudah took a woman for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

Gen 38:7  And Er, Yahudah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of YAHUAH; and YAHUAH slew him.

Gen 38:8  And Yahudah said unto Onan, Go in unto your brother’s woman, and marry her, and raise up seed to your brother.

Gen 38:9  And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s woman, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.

Gen 38:10  And the thing which he did displeased YAHUAH: wherefore he slew him also.

Gen 38:11  Then said Yahudah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your father’s house, till Shelach my son be grown: for he said, Lest perchance he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.

Gen 38:12  And in process of time the daughter of Shuach Yahudah’s woman died; and Yahudah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshear ers to Timnathah, he and his friend Chiyrah the Adullamiy.

Gen 38:13  And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold your father in law goes up to Timna to shear his sheep.

Gen 38:14  And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timna; for she saw that Shelach was grown, and she was not given unto him to be his woman.

Gen 38:15  When Yahudah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face.

Gen 38:16  And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray you, let me come in unto you; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What will you give me, that you may come in unto me?

Gen 38:17  And he said, I will send you a kid from the flock. And she said, Will you give me a pledge, till you send it?

Gen 38:18  And he said, What pledge shall I give you? And she said, Your signet, and your bracelets, and your staff that is in your hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

Gen 38:19  And she arose, and went away, and laid by her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

Gen 38:20  And Yahudah sent את eth-the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamiy, to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand: but he found her not.

Gen 38:21  Then he asked את eth-the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.

Gen 38:22  And he returned to El-Yahudah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.

Gen 38:23  And Yahudah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and you have not found her.

Gen 38:24  And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Yahudah, saying, Tamar your daughter in law has played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Yahudah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

Gen 38:25  When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray you, whose arethese, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.

Gen 38:26  And Yahudah acknowledged them, and said, She has been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelach my son. And he knew her again no more.

Gen 38:27  And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.

Gen 38:28  And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.

Gen 38:29  And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How have you broken forth? this breach be upon you: therefore his name was called Perets.

Gen 38:30  And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zerach.

Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

Gen 39:1  AND Yoceph was brought down to Mitsrayim; and Potiyphar, an officer of Phar`oh, captain of the guard, a Mitsriy, bought him of the hands of the Yishma`e’liym, which had brought him down thither.

Gen 39:2  And YAHUAH was with את eth-Yoceph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Mitsriy.

Gen 39:3  And his master saw that YAHUAH was with him, and that YAHUAH made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

Gen 39:4  And Yoceph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

Gen 39:5  And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that YAHUAH blessed את eth-the Mitsriy’s house for Yoceph’s sake; and the blessing of YAHUAH was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

Gen 39:6  And he left all that he had in Yoceph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Yoceph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

Gen 39:7  And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s woman cast את eth-her eyes upon El-Yoceph; and she said, Lie with me.

Gen 39:8  But he refused, and said unto his master’s woman, Behold, my master knows not what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand;

Gen 39:9  There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are את eth-his woman: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against ELOHIYM?

Gen 39:10  And it came to pass, as she spoke to El-Yoceph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

Gen 39:11  And it came to pass about this time, that Yoceph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

Gen 39:12  And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

Gen 39:13  And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,

Gen 39:14  That she called unto the men of her house, and spoke unto them, saying, See, he has brought in an Ivriy unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

Gen 39:15  And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.

Gen 39:16  And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

Gen 39:17  And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying, The Ivriy servant, which you have brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

Gen 39:18  And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.

Gen 39:19  And it came to pass, when his master heard את eth-the words of his woman, which she spoke unto him, saying, After this manner did your servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

Gen 39:20  And Yoceph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

Gen 39:21  But YAHUAH was with את eth-Yoceph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Gen 39:22  And the keeper of the prison committed to Yoceph’s hand את eth all the prisoners that were in the prison; and את eth-whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

Gen 39:23  The keeper of the prison looked את eth-not to anything that was under his hand; because YAHUAH was with him, and that which he did, YAHUAH made it to prosper.

Joseph Interprets Two Prisoners’ Dreams

Gen 40:1  AND it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Mitsrayim and his baker had offended their lord the king of Mitsrayim.

Gen 40:2  And Phar`oh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

Gen 40:3  And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Yoceph was bound.

Gen 40:4  And the captain of the guard charged את eth-Yoceph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

Gen 40:5  And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Mitsrayim, which were bound in the prison.

Gen 40:6  And Yoceph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

Gen 40:7  And he asked את eth-Phar`oh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly today?

Gen 40:8  And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Yoceph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to ELOHIYM? tell me them, I pray you.

Gen 40:9  And the chief butler told את eth-his dream to Yoceph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

Gen 40:10  And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:

Gen 40:11  And Phar`oh’s cup was in my hand: and I took את eth-the grapes, and pressed them into Phar`oh’s cup, and I gave את eth-the cup into Phar`oh’s hand.

Gen 40:12  And Yoceph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

Gen 40:13  Yet within three days shall Phar`oh lift up את eth-your head, and restore you unto your place: and you shall deliver Phar`oh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when you were his butler.

Gen 40:14  But think on me when it shall be well with you, and show kindness, I pray you, unto me, and make mention of me unto Phar`oh, and bring me out of this house:

Gen 40:15  For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Ivriym: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

Gen 40:16  When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto El-Yoceph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:

Gen 40:17  And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked meats for Phar`oh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

Gen 40:18  And Yoceph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

Gen 40:19  Yet within three days shall Phar`oh lift up את eth-your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat את eth-your flesh from off you.

Gen 40:20  And it came to pass the third day, which was את eth-Phar`oh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up את eth-the head of the chief butler and את eth-of the chief baker among his servants.

Gen 40:21  And he restored את eth-the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Phar`oh’s hand:

Gen 40:22  But he hanged את eth-the chief baker: as Yoceph had interpreted to them.

Gen 40:23  Yet did not the chief butler remember את eth-Yoceph, but forgot him.

Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams

Gen 41:1  AND it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Phar`oh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

Gen 41:2  And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

Gen 41:3  And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.

Gen 41:4  And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up את eth the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Phar`oh awoke.

Gen 41:5  And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of grain came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

Gen 41:6  And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.

Gen 41:7  And the seven thin ears devoured את eth the seven rank and full ears. And Phar`oh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

Gen 41:8  And it came to pass in the morning that his ruach (spirit) was troubled; and he sent and called את eth-for all the magicians of Mitsrayim, and את eth-all the wise men thereof: and Phar`oh told them את eth-his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Phar`oh.

Gen 41:9  Then spoke the chief butler unto את eth-Phar`oh, saying, I do remember אתeth-my faults this day:

Gen 41:10  Phar`oh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard’s house, both me and את eth-the chief baker:

Gen 41:11  And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.

Gen 41:12  And there was there with us a young man, an Ivriy, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us את eth-our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

Gen 41:13  And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto my office, and him he hanged.

Gen 41:14  Then Phar`oh sent and called את eth-Yoceph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Phar`oh.

Gen 41:15  And Phar`oh said unto El-Yoceph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of you, that you can understand a dream to interpret it.

Gen 41:16  And Yoceph answered את eth-Phar`oh, saying, It is not in me: ELOHIYM shall give Phar`oh an answer את eth-of peace.

Gen 41:17  And Phar`oh said unto El-Yoceph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:

Gen 41:18  And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:

Gen 41:19  And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Mitsrayim for badness:

Gen 41:20  And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up את eth the first seven fat kine:

Gen 41:21  And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

Gen 41:22  And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:

Gen 41:23  And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

Gen 41:24  And the thin ears devoured את eth the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

Gen 41:25  And Yoceph said unto Phar`oh, The dream of Phar`oh את eth is one: ELOHIYM has showed Phar`oh what he is about to do.

Gen 41:26  The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.

Gen 41:27  And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.

Gen 41:28  This is the thing which I have spoken unto Phar`oh: What ELOHIYM is about to do he shows את eth-unto Phar`oh.

Gen 41:29  Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Mitsrayim:

Gen 41:30  And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Mitsrayim; and the famine shall consume את eth-the land;

Gen 41:31  And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.

Gen 41:32  And for that the dream was doubled unto Phar`oh twice; it is because the thing is established by ELOHIYM, and ELOHIYM will shortly bring it to pass.

Gen 41:33  Now therefore let Phar`oh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Mitsrayim.

Gen 41:34  Let Phar`oh do this, and let him appoint officers over את eth-the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Mitsrayim in the seven plenteous years.

Gen 41:35  And let them gather את eth-all the food of those good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Phar`oh, and let them guard food in the cities.

Gen 41:36  And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Mitsrayim; that the land perish not through the famine.

Joseph Rises to Power

Gen 41:37  And the thing was good in the eyes of Phar`oh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

Gen 41:38  And Phar`oh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the RUACH ELOHIYM is?

Gen 41:39  And Phar`oh said unto El-Yoceph, Forasmuch as ELOHIYM has showed you אתeth-all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are:

Gen 41:40  You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you.

Gen 41:41  And Phar`oh said unto El-Yoceph, See, I have set you over all the land of Mitsrayim.

Gen 41:42  And Phar`oh took off את eth-his ring from his hand, and put it upon Yoceph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

Gen 41:43  And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Mitsrayim.

Gen 41:44  And Phar`oh said unto El-Yoceph, I am Phar`oh, and without you shall no man lift up את eth-his hand or את eth-his foot in all the land of Mitsrayim.

Gen 41:45  And Phar`oh called Yoceph’s name Tsophnath Pa`neach; and he gave him to be his wo man את eth-Acenath the daughter of Potiy Phera priest of On. And Yoceph went out over all the land of Mitsrayim.

Gen 41:46  And Yoceph was thirty years old when he stood before Phar`oh king of Mitsrayim. And Yoceph went out from the presence of Phar`oh, and went throughout all the land of Mitsrayim.

Gen 41:47  And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

Gen 41:48  And he gathered up את eth-all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Mitsrayim, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which wasround about every city, laid he up in the same.

Gen 41:49  And Yoceph gathered grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.

Gen 41:50  And unto Yoceph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Acenath the daughter of Potiy Phera priest of On bore unto him.

Gen 41:51  And Yoceph called את eth-the name of the firstborn Menashsheh: For ELOHIYM, said he, has made me forget את eth-all my toil, and את eth-all my father’s house.

Gen 41:52  And את eth the name of the second called he Ephrayim: For ELOHIYM has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

Gen 41:53  And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Mitsrayim, were ended.

Gen 41:54  And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Yoceph had said: and the famine was in all lands; but in all the land of Mitsrayim there was bread.

Gen 41:55  And when all the land of Mitsrayim was famished, the people cried to Phar`oh for bread: and Phar`oh said unto all the Mitsriym, Go unto El-Yoceph; what he says to you, do.

Gen 41:56  And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Yoceph opened את eth-all the storehouses, and sold unto the Mitsriym; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Mitsrayim.

Gen 41:57  And all countries came into Mitsrayim to El-Yoceph for to buy grain; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt

Gen 42:1  NOW when Ya`aqov saw that there was grain in Mitsrayim, Ya`aqov said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

Gen 42:2  And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Mitsrayim: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.

Gen 42:3  And Yoceph’s ten brethren went down to buy grain in Mitsrayim.

Gen 42:4  But את eth-Binyamiyn, Yoceph’s brother, Ya`aqov sent not את eth-with his brethren; for he said, Lest perchance mischief befall him.

Gen 42:5  And the sons of Yashar’el came to buy grain among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Kena`an.

Gen 42:6  And Yoceph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Yoceph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.

Gen 42:7  And Yoceph saw את eth-his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spoke roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Kena`an to buy food.

Gen 42:8  And Yoceph knew את eth-his brethren, but they knew not him.

Gen 42:9  And Yoceph remembered את eth the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see את eth-the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Gen 42:10  And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are your servants come.

Gen 42:11  We are all one man’s sons; we are true men, your servants are no spies.

Gen 42:12  And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

Gen 42:13  And they said, Your servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Kena`an; and, behold, the youngest is this day with את eth-our father, and one isnot.

Gen 42:14  And Yoceph said unto them, That is it that I spoke unto you, saying, Ye arespies:

Gen 42:15  Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Phar`oh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

Gen 42:16  Send one of you, and let him fetch את eth-your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Phar`oh surely ye are spies.

Gen 42:17  And he put them all together into ward three days.

Gen 42:18  And Yoceph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear את eth-ELOHIYM:

Gen 42:19  If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses:

Gen 42:20  But bring את eth-your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

Gen 42:21  And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concern­ ing our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Gen 42:22  And Re’uven answered them, saying, Spoke I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

Gen 42:23  And they knew not that Yoceph understood them; for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.

Gen 42:24  And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them את eth-Shim`on, and bound him before their eyes.

Gen 42:25  Then Yoceph com manded to fill את eth-their sacks with grain, and to restore every man’s money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.

Gen 42:26  And they laded their asses with את eth-the grain, and departed thence.

Gen 42:27  And as one of them opened את eth-his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied את eth-his money; for,behold, it was in his sack’s mouth.

Gen 42:28  And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What isthis that ELOHIYM has done unto us?

Gen 42:29  And they came unto El-Ya`aqov their father unto the land of Kena`an, and told him את eth-all that befell unto them; saying,

Gen 42:30  The man, who is the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of את eth-the country.

Gen 42:31  And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:

Gen 42:32  We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with את eth-our father in the land of Kena`an.

Gen 42:33  And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take את eth-food for the famine of your households, and be gone:

Gen 42:34  And bring את eth-your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye areno spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you את eth-your brother, and ye shall traffic את eth-in the land.

Gen 42:35  And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man’s אתeth-bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

Gen 42:36  And Ya`aqov their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Yoceph is not, and Shim`on is not, and ye will take את eth-Binyamiyn away: all these things are against me.

Gen 42:37  And Re’uven spoke unto his father, saying, Slay את eth-my two sons, if I bring him not to you: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again.

Gen 42:38  And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down את eth-my gray hairs with sorrow to She’ol.

Joseph’s Brothers Return to Egypt

Gen 43:1  AND the famine was sore in the land.

Gen 43:2  And it came to pass, when they had eaten up את eth-the grain which they had brought out of Mitsrayim, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Gen 43:3  And Yahudah spoke unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

Gen 43:4  If you will send את eth-our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food:

Gen 43:5  But if you will not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

Gen 43:6  And Yashar’el said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

Gen 43:7  And they said, The man asked us straightly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring את eth-your brother down?

Gen 43:8  And Yahudah said unto El-Yashar’el his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones.

Gen 43:9  I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not unto you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever:

Gen 43:10  For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.

Gen 43:11  And their father Yashar’el said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

Gen 43:12  And take את eth-double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; perchance it was an oversight:

Gen 43:13  Take also את eth-your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:

Gen 43:14  And EL SHADDAI give you mercy before the man, that he may send away אתeth-your other brother, and את eth-Binyamiyn. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

Gen 43:15  And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Binyamiyn; and rose up, and went down to Mitsrayim, and stood before Yoceph.

Gen 43:16  And when Yoceph saw את eth-Binyamiyn with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for את eth-these men shall dine with me at noon.

Gen 43:17  And the man did as Yoceph bade; and the man brought the men into Yoceph’s house.

Gen 43:18  And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Yoceph’s house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and את eth-our asses.

Gen 43:19  And they came near to the steward of Yoceph’s house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,

Gen 43:20  And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

Gen 43:21  And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened את eth-our sacks, and, behold, every man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

Gen 43:22  And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.

Gen 43:23  And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your ELOHIYM, and the ELOHIYM of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought את eth-Shim`on out unto them.

Gen 43:24  And the man brought את eth-the men into Yoceph’s house, and gave themwater, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.

Gen 43:25  And they made ready את eth-the present against Yoceph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Gen 43:26  And when Yoceph came home, they brought him את eth-the present which wasin their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

Gen 43:27  And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spoke? Is he yet alive?

Gen 43:28  And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.

Gen 43:29  And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother את eth-Binyamiyn, his mother’s son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spoke unto me? And he said, ELOHIYM be gracious unto you, my son.

Gen 43:30  And Yoceph made haste; for his heart did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

Gen 43:31  And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

Gen 43:32  And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Mitsriym, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Mitsriym might not eat bread with את eth-the Ivriym; for that is an abomination unto the Mitsriym.

Gen 43:33  And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one at another.

Gen 43:34  And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Binyamiyn’s mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Joseph Tests His Brothers

Gen 44:1  AND he commanded את eth-the steward of his house, saying, Fill את eth-the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man’s money in his sack’s mouth.

Gen 44:2  And put את eth-my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, and את eth his grain money. And he did according to the word that Yoceph had spoken.

Gen 44:3  As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.

Gen 44:4  And when they were gone out of את eth-the city, and not yet far off, Yoceph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you do overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

Gen 44:5  Is not this it in which my lord drinks, and whereby indeed he divines? ye have done evil in so doing.

Gen 44:6  And he overtook them, and he spoke unto them את eth-these same words.

Gen 44:7  And they said unto him, Wherefore says my lord these words? Far be it that your servants should do according to this thing:

Gen 44:8  Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again unto you out of the land of Kena`an: how then should we steal out of your lord’s house silver or gold?

Gen 44:9  With whomsoever of your servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen.

Gen 44:10  And he said, Now also let it be according to your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.

Gen 44:11  Then they speedily took down every man את eth-his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.

Gen 44:12  And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Binyamiyn’s sack.

Gen 44:13  Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.

Gen 44:14  And Yahudah and his brethren came to Yoceph’s house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

Gen 44:15  And Yoceph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? Know ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

Gen 44:16  And Yahudah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? ELOHIYM has found out את eth-the iniquity of your servants: behold, we are my lord’s servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

Gen 44:17  And he said, Far be it that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

Gen 44:18  Then Yahudah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant: for you are even as Phar`oh.

Gen 44:19  My lord asked את eth-his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

Gen 44:20  And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.

Gen 44:21  And you said unto your servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set my eyes upon him.

Gen 44:22  And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave את eth-his father: for if he should leave את eth-his father, his father would die.

Gen 44:23  And you said unto your servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

Gen 44:24  And it came to pass when we came up unto your servant my father, we told him את eth the words of my lord.

Gen 44:25  And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

Gen 44:26  And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man’s face, except our youngest brother be with us.

Gen 44:27  And your servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my woman bore me two sons:

Gen 44:28  And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:

Gen 44:29  And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down את eth-my gray hairs with sorrow to She’ol.

Gen 44:30  Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life;

Gen 44:31  It shall come to pass, when he sees that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and your servants shall bring down את eth-the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to She’ol.

Gen 44:32  For your servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto you, then I shall bear the blame to my father forever.

Gen 44:33  Now therefore, I pray you, let your servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.

Gen 44:34  For how shall I go up to את eth-my father, and the lad be not with me? lest perchance I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Joseph Provides for His Brothers and Family

Gen 45:1  THEN Yoceph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Yoceph made himself known unto his brethren.

Gen 45:2  And he wept את eth-aloud: and the Mitsriym and the house of Phar`oh heard.

Gen 45:3  And Yoceph said unto his brethren, I am Yoceph; does my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.

Gen 45:4  And Yoceph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Yoceph your brother, whom ye sold into Mitsrayim.

Gen 45:5  Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for ELOHIYM did send me before you to preserve life.

Gen 45:6  For these two years has the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

Gen 45:7  And ELOHIYM sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Gen 45:8  So now it was not you that sent me hither, but ELOHIYM: and he has made me a father to Phar`oh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Mitsrayim.

Gen 45:9  Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus says your son Yoceph, ELOHIYM has made me lord of all Mitsrayim: come down unto me, tarry not:

Gen 45:10  And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near unto me, you, and your children, and your children’s children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have:

Gen 45:11  And there will I nourish you; for yet there are five years of famine; lest you, and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty.

Gen 45:12  And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Binyamiyn, that it is my mouth that speaks unto you.

Gen 45:13  And ye shall tell my father of את eth-all my glory in Mitsrayim, and את eth-of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.

Gen 45:14  And he fell upon his brother Binyamiyn’s neck, and wept; and Binyamiyn wept upon his neck.

Gen 45:15  Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

Gen 45:16  And the fame thereof was heard in Phar`oh’s house, saying, Yoceph’s brethren are come: and it pleased Phar`oh well, and his servants.

Gen 45:17  And Phar`oh said unto El-Yoceph, Say unto your brethren, This do ye; lade אתeth-your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Kena`an;

Gen 45:18  And take את eth-your father and את eth-your households, and come unto me: and I will give you את eth-the good of the land of Mitsrayim, and ye shall eat את eth-the fat of the land.

Gen 45:19  Now you are commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Mitsrayim for your little ones, and for your women, and bring את eth-your father, and come.

Gen 45:20  Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Mitsrayim is yours.

Gen 45:21  And the children of Yashar’el did so: and Yoceph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Phar`oh, and gave them provision for the way.

Gen 45:22  To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Binyamiyn he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.

Gen 45:23  And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Mitsrayim, and ten she asses laden with grain and bread and meat for his father by the way.

Gen 45:24  So he sent את eth-his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

Gen 45:25  And they went up out of Mitsrayim, and came into the land of Kena`an unto El-Ya`aqov their father,

Gen 45:26  And told him, saying, Yoceph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Mitsrayim. And Ya`aqov’s heart fainted, for he believed them not.

Gen 45:27  And they told him את eth all the words of Yoceph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw את eth-the wagons which Yoceph had sent to carry him, the ruach of Ya`aqov their father revived:

Gen 45:28  And Yashar’el said, It is enough; Yoceph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

Joseph Brings His Family to Egypt

Gen 46:1  AND Yashar’el took his journey with all that he had, and came to Be`er Sheva, and offered sacrifices unto the ELOHIYM of his father Yitschaq.

Gen 46:2  And ELOHIYM spoke unto Yashar’el in the visions of the night, and said, Ya`aqov, Ya`aqov. And he said, Here am I.

Gen 46:3  And he said, I am EL, the ELOHAI of your father: fear not to go down into Mitsrayim; for I will there make of you a great nation:

Gen 46:4  I will go down with you into Mitsrayim; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Yoceph shall put his hand upon your eyes.

Gen 46:5  And Ya`aqov rose up from Be`er Sheva: and the sons of Yashar’el carried אתeth-Ya`aqov their father, and את eth-their little ones, and את eth-their women, in the wagons which Phar`oh had sent to carry him.

Gen 46:6  And they took את eth-their cattle, and את eth-their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Kena`an, and came into Mitsrayim, Ya`aqov, and all his seed with him:

Gen 46:7  His sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Mitsrayim.

Gen 46:8  And these are the names of the children of Yashar’el, which came into Mitsrayim, Ya`aqov and his sons: Re’uven, Ya`aqov’s firstborn.

Gen 46:9  And the sons of Re’uven; Chanok, and Pallu, and Chetsron, and Karmiy.

Gen 46:10  And the sons of Shim`on; Yemu’el, and Yamiyn, and Ohad, and Yakiyn, and Tsochar, and Sha’ul the son of a Kena`aniy woman.

Gen 46:11  And the sons of Leviy; Gershon, Qohath, and Merariy.

Gen 46:12  And the sons of Yahudah; Er, and Onan, and Shelach, and Perets, and Zerach: but Er and Onan died in the land of Kena`an. And the sons of Perets were Chetsron and Chamul.

Gen 46:13  And the sons of Yisshakar; Tola, and Pu’ah, and Yov, and Shimron.

Gen 46:14  And the sons of Zevulun; Cered, and Eylon, and Yachle’el.

Gen 46:15  These be the sons of Le’ah, which she bore unto Ya`aqov in Paddan Aram, אתeth with his daughter Diynah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

Gen 46:16  And the sons of Gad; Tsiphyon, and Chaggiy, Shuniy, and Etsbon, Eriy, and Arodiy, and Ar’eliy.

Gen 46:17  And the sons of Asher; Yimnah, and Yishvah, and Yishviy, and Beriy`ah, and Serach their sister: and the sons of Beriy`ah; Chever, and Malkiy’el.

Gen 46:18  These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Lavan gave to Le’ah his daughter, and these she bore את eth-unto Ya`aqov, even sixteen souls.

Gen 46:19  The sons of Rachel Ya`aqov’s woman; Yoceph, and Binyamiyn.

Gen 46:20  And unto Yoceph in the land of Mitsrayim were born את eth-Menashsheh and את eth-Ephrayim, which Acenath the daughter of Potiy Phera priest of On bore unto him.

Gen 46:21  And the sons of Binyamiyn were Bela, and Beker, and Ashbel, Gera, and Na`aman, Echiy, and Ro’sh, Muppiym, and Chuppiym, and Ard.

Gen 46:22  These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Ya`aqov: all the souls werefourteen.

Gen 46:23  And the sons of Dan; Chushiym.

Gen 46:24  And the sons of Naphtaliy; Yachtse’el, and Guniy, and Yetser, and Shillem.

Gen 46:25  These are the sons of Bilhah, which Lavan gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bore these את eth-unto Ya`aqov: all the souls were seven.

Gen 46:26  All the souls that came with Ya`aqov into Mitsrayim, which came out of his loins, besides Ya`aqov’s sons’ women, all the souls were threescore and six;

Gen 46:27  And the sons of Yoceph, which were born him in Mitsrayim, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Ya`aqov, which came into Mitsrayim, were threescore and ten.

Jacob and Joseph Reunited

Gen 46:28  And he sent את eth-Yahudah before him unto El-Yoceph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Gen 46:29  And Yoceph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet את eth-Yashar’el his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

Gen 46:30  And Yashar’el said unto El-Yoceph, Now let me die, since I have seen את eth-your face, because your are yet alive.

Gen 46:31  And Yoceph said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, I will go up, and show Phar`oh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father’s house, which werein the land of Kena`an, are come unto me;

Gen 46:32  And the men are shepherds, for their trade has been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

Gen 46:33  And it shall come to pass, when Phar`oh shall call you, and shall say, What isyour occupa­tion?

Gen 46:34  That ye shall say, Your servants’ trade has been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Mitsriym.

Jacob’s Family Settles in Goshen

Gen 47:1  THEN Yoceph came and told Phar`oh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Kena`an; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.

Gen 47:2  And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Phar`oh.

Gen 47:3  And Phar`oh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Phar`oh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.

Gen 47:4  They said moreover unto Phar`oh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for your servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Kena`an: now therefore, we pray you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

Gen 47:5  And Phar`oh spoke unto El-Yoceph, saying, Your father and your brethren are come unto you:

Gen 47:6  The land of Mitsrayim is before you; in the best of the land make את eth-your father and את eth-brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if you know any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

Gen 47:7  And Yoceph brought in את eth-Ya`aqov his father, and set him before Phar`oh: and Ya`aqov blessed את eth-Phar`oh.

Gen 47:8  And Phar`oh said unto El-Ya`aqov, How old are you?

Gen 47:9  And Ya`aqov said unto Phar`oh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained את eth-unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

Gen 47:10  And Ya`aqov blessed את eth-Phar`oh, and went out from before Phar`oh.

Gen 47:11  And Yoceph placed את eth-his father and את eth-his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Mitsrayim, in the best of the land, in the land of Ra`amcec, as Phar`oh had commanded.

Gen 47:12  And Yoceph nourished את eth-his father, and את eth-his brethren, and את eth-all his father’s household, with bread, according to their families.

Joseph and the Famine

Gen 47:13  And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Mitsrayim and all the land of Kena`an fainted by reason of the famine.

Gen 47:14  And Yoceph gathered up את eth-all the money that was found in the land of Mitsrayim, and in the land of Kena`an, for the grain which they bought: and Yoceph brought את eth-the money into Phar`oh’s house.

Gen 47:15  And when money failed in the land of Mitsrayim, and in the land of Kena`an, all the Mitsriym came unto El-Yoceph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in your presence? for the money fails.

Gen 47:16  And Yoceph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

Gen 47:17  And they brought את eth-their cattle unto El-Yoceph: and Yoceph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.

Gen 47:18  When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also has our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

Gen 47:19  Wherefore shall we die before your eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and את eth-our land will be servants unto Phar`oh: and give usseed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

Gen 47:20  And Yoceph bought את eth-all the land of Mitsrayim for Phar`oh; for the Mitsriym sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Phar`oh’s.

Gen 47:21  את eth-And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Mitsrayim even to the other end thereof.

Gen 47:22  Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Phar`oh, and did eat את eth-their portion which Phar`oh gave them: wherefore they sold not את eth-their lands.

Gen 47:23  Then Yoceph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day את eth-and your land for Phar`oh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow את eth-the land.

Gen 47:24  And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Phar`oh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.

Gen 47:25  And they said, You have saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Phar`oh’s servants.

Gen 47:26  And Yoceph made it a law over the land of Mitsrayim unto this day, thatPhar`oh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Phar`oh’s.

Gen 47:27  And Yashar’el dwelt in the land of Mitsrayim, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

Gen 47:28  And Ya`aqov lived in the land of Mitsrayim seventeen years: so the whole age of Ya`aqov was a hundred forty and seven years.

Gen 47:29  And the time drew nigh that Yashar’el must die: and he called his son Yoceph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in your sight, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray you, in Mitsrayim:

Gen 47:30  But I will lie with my fathers, and you shall carry me out of Mitsrayim, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as you have said.

Gen 47:31  And he said, Swear unto me. And he swore unto him. And Yashar’el bowed himself upon the bed’s head.

Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh

Gen 48:1  AND it came to pass after these things, that one told Yoceph, Behold, your father is sick: and he took with him את eth-his two sons, את eth-Menashsheh and אתeth-Ephrayim.

Gen 48:2  And one told Ya`aqov, and said, Behold, your son Yoceph comes unto you: and Yashar’el strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

Gen 48:3  And Ya`aqov said unto El-Yoceph, EL SHADDAI appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Kena`an, and blessed me,

Gen 48:4  And said unto me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give את eth-this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.

Gen 48:5  And now your two sons, Ephrayim and Menashsheh, which were born unto you in the land of Mitsrayim before I came unto you into Mitsrayim, are mine; as Re’uven and Shim`on, they shall be mine.

Gen 48:6  And your issue, which you beget after them, shall be yours, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

Gen 48:7  And as for me, when I came from Paddan Aram, Rachel died by me in the land of Kena`an in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrathah: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrathah; the same is Beyt Lechem.

Gen 48:8  And Yashar’el beheld Yoceph’s את eth-sons, and said, Who are these?

Gen 48:9  And Yoceph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom ELOHIYM has given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray you, unto me, and I will bless them.

Gen 48:10  Now the eyes of Yashar’el were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

Gen 48:11  And Yashar’el said unto El-Yoceph, I had not thought to see your face: and, lo, ELOHIYM has showed me also את eth-your seed.

Gen 48:12  And Yoceph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

Gen 48:13  And Yoceph took את eth-them both, את eth-Ephrayim in his right hand toward Yashar’el’s left hand, and את eth-Menashsheh in his left hand toward Yashar’el’s right hand, and brought them near unto him.

Gen 48:14  And Yashar’el stretched out את eth-his right hand, and laid it upon Ephrayim’s head, who was the younger, and את eth-his left hand upon Menashsheh’s head, guiding את eth-his hands wittingly; for Menashsheh was the firstborn.

Gen 48:15  And he blessed את eth-Yoceph, and said, ELOHIYM, before whom my fathers Avraham and Yitschaq did walk, the ELOHIYM which fed me all my life long unto this day,

Gen 48:16  The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless את eth-the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Avraham and Yitschaq; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Gen 48:17  And when Yoceph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephrayim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephrayim’s head unto Menashsheh’s head.

Gen 48:18  And Yoceph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put your right hand upon his head.

Gen 48:19  And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

Gen 48:20  And he blessed them that day, saying, In you shall Yashar’el bless, saying, ELOHIYM make you as Ephrayim and as Menashsheh: and he set את eth-Ephrayim before Menashsheh.

Gen 48:21  And Yashar’el said unto El-Yoceph, Behold, I die: but ELOHIYM shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Gen 48:22  Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Emoriy with my sword and with my bow.

Jacob Blesses His Sons

Gen 49:1  AND Ya`aqov called unto his sons, and said, Gather your selves together, that I may tell you את eth that which shall befall you in the last days.

Gen 49:2  Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Ya`aqov; and hearken unto El-Yashar’el your father.

Gen 49:3  Re’uven, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Gen 49:4  Unstable as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father’s bed; then defiled it: he went up to my couch.

Gen 49:5  Shim`on and Leviy are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

Gen 49:6  O my soul, come not into their secret; unto their assembly, my honour, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they dug down a wall.

Gen 49:7  Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Ya`aqov, and scatter them in Yashar’el.

Gen 49:8  Yahudah, you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you.

Gen 49:9  Yahudah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Gen 49:10  The sceptre shall not depart from Yahudah, nor a Torah giver from between his feet, until Shiyloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Gen 49:11  Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

Gen 49:12  His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Gen 49:13  Zevulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Tsiydon.

Gen 49:14  Yisshakar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

Gen 49:15  And he saw that rest was good, and את eth-the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

Gen 49:16  Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Yashar’el.

Gen 49:17  Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

Gen 49:18  I have waited for your yeshu`ah (salvation), O YAHUAH.

Gen 49:19  Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

Gen 49:20  Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Gen 49:21  Naphtaliy is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.

Gen 49:22  Yoceph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

Gen 49:23  The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

Gen 49:24  But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty ELOHIYM of Ya`aqov; (from thence is The Shepherd, The Stone of Yashar’el:)

Gen 49:25  Even by the ELOHIYM of your father, who shall help you; and את eth by EL SHADDAI, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

Gen 49:26  The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Yoceph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

Gen 49:27  Binyamiyn shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

Jacob’s Death and Burial

Gen 49:28  All these are the twelve tribes of Yashar’el: and this is it that their father spoke unto them, and blessed them; everyone according to his blessing he blessed them.

Gen 49:29  And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Chittiy,

Gen 49:30  In the cave that is in the field of Makpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Kena`an, which Avraham bought את eth-with the field of Ephron the Chittiy for a possession of a buryingplace.

Gen 49:31  There they buried את eth-Avraham and את eth Sarah his woman; there they buried את eth-Yitschaq and את eth Rivqah his woman; and there I buried את eth-Le’ah.

Gen 49:32  The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Cheth.

Gen 49:33  And when Ya`aqov had made an end of commanding את eth-his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up his ruach (spirit), and was gathered unto his people.

Gen 50:1  AND Yoceph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

Gen 50:2  And Yoceph commanded את eth-his servants את eth-the physicians to embalm את eth-his father: and the physicians embalmed את eth-Yashar’el.

Gen 50:3  And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Mitsriym mourned for him threescore and ten days.

Gen 50:4  And when the days of his mourning were past, Yoceph spoke unto the house of Phar`oh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Phar`oh, saying,

Gen 50:5  My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have dug for me in the land of Kena`an, there shall you bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray you, and bury את eth-my father, and I will come again.

Gen 50:6  And Phar`oh said, Go up, and bury את eth-your father, according as he made you swear.

Gen 50:7  And Yoceph went up to bury את eth-his father: and with him went up all the servants of Phar`oh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Mitsrayim,

Gen 50:8  And all the house of Yoceph, and his brethren, and his father’s house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

Gen 50:9  And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.

Gen 50:10  And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond the Yardan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

Gen 50:11  And when the inhabitants of the land, the Kena`aniym, saw את eth-the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Mitsriym: wherefore the name of it was called Avel Mitsrayim, which is beyond the Yardan.

Gen 50:12  And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

Gen 50:13  For his sons carried him into the land of Kena`an, and buried him in the cave of the field of Makpelah, which Avraham bought את eth-with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Chittiy, before Mamre.

Gen 50:14  And Yoceph returned into Mitsrayim, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury את eth-his father, after he had buried את eth-his father.

God’s Good Purposes

Gen 50:15  And when Yoceph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Yoceph will perchance hate us, and will certainly requite us את eth all the evil which we did unto him.

Gen 50:16  And they sent a messenger unto El-Yoceph, saying, Your father did command before he died, saying,

Gen 50:17  So shall ye say unto Yoceph, Forgive, I pray you now, the transgression of your brethren, and their sin; for they did unto you evil: and now, we pray you, forgive the transgression of the servants of the ELOHAI of your father. And Yoceph wept when they spoke unto him.

Gen 50:18  And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be your servants.

Gen 50:19  And Yoceph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of ELOHIYM?

Gen 50:20  But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but ELOHIYM meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Gen 50:21  Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and את eth-your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them.

The Death of Joseph

Gen 50:22  And Yoceph dwelt in Mitsrayim, he, and his father’s house: and Yoceph lived a hundred and ten years.

Gen 50:23  And Yoceph saw Ephrayim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Makiyr the son of Menashsheh were brought up upon Yoceph’s knees.

Gen 50:24  And Yoceph said unto his brethren, I die: and ELOHIYM will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he swore to Avraham, to Yitschaq, and to Ya`aqov.

Gen 50:25  And Yoceph took an oath of את eth-the children of Yashar’el, saying, ELOHIYM will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up את eth-my bones from hence.

Gen 50:26  So Yoceph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Mitsrayim.