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Matthew 6:9—

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Books of the Old Covenant:

 

 “The Book of the Writings”:

 

 

Exodus

 

1:1 Now these are the names of the children of

Israel who came to Egypt; each man and his

household came with Jacob:

1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah;

1:3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin;

1:4 Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

1:5 All those who were descendants of Jacob

were seventy persons (for Joseph was in Egypt

already).

1:6 And Joseph died, all his brothers, and all that

generation.

1:7 But the children of Israel were fruitful and

increased abundantly, multiplied and grew

exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with

them.

1:8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt,

who did not know Joseph.

1:9 And he said to his people, "Look, the people

of the children of Israel are more and mightier

than we;

1:10 "come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest

they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war,

that they also join our enemies and fight against

us, and so go up out of the land."

1:11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to

afflict them with their burdens. And they built

for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses.

1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more

they multiplied and grew. And they were in

dread of the children of Israel.

1:13 So the Egyptians made the children of Israel

serve with rigor.

1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard

bondage-in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of

service in the field. All their service in which

they made them serve was with rigor.

1:15 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the

Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one

was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah;

1:16 and he said, "When you do the duties of a

midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on

the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill

him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live."

1:17 But the midwives feared Yahweh, and did

not do as the king of Egypt commanded them,

but saved the male children alive.

1:18 So the king of Egypt called for the

midwives and said to them, "Why have you done

this thing, and saved the male children alive?"

1:19 And the midwives said to Pharaoh,

"Because the Hebrew women are not like the

Egyptian women; for they are lively and give

birth before the midwives come to them."

1:20 Therefore Yahweh dealt well with the

midwives, and the people multiplied and grew

very mighty.

1:21 And so it was, because the midwives feared

Yahweh, that He provided households for them.

1:22 So Pharaoh commanded all his people,

saying, "Every son who is born you shall cast

into the river, and every daughter you shall save

alive."

 

Exodus 2:

2:1 And a man of the house of Levi went and

took as wife a daughter of Levi.

2:2 So the woman conceived and bore a son.

And when she saw that he was a beautiful child,

she hid him three months.

2:3 But when she could no longer hide him, she

took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with

asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in

the reeds by the river's bank.

2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what

would be done to him.

2:5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to

bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along

the riverside; and when she saw the ark among

the reeds, she sent her maid to get it.

2:6 And when she had opened it, she saw the

child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had

compassion on him, and said, "This is one of the

Hebrews' children."

2:7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter,

"Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the

Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for

you?"

2:8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." So

the maiden went and called the child's mother.

2:9 Then Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take

this child away and nurse him for me, and I will

give you your wages." So the woman took the

child and nursed him.

2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him to

Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. So

she called his name Moses, saying, "Because I

drew him out of the water."

2:11 Now it came to pass in those days, when

Moses was grown, that he went out to his

brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw

an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his

brethren.

2:12 So he looked this way and that way, and

when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and

hid him in the sand.

2:13 And when he went out the second day,

behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he

said to the one who did the wrong, "Why are you

striking your companion?"

2:14 Then he said, "Who made you a prince and

a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you

killed the Egyptian?" So Moses feared and said,

"Surely this thing is known!"

2:15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he

sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the

face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian;

and he sat down by a well.

2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven

daughters. And they came and drew water, and

they filled the troughs to water their father's

flock.

2:17 Then the shepherds came and drove them

away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and

watered their flock.

2:18 When they came to Reuel their father, he

said, "How is it that you have come so soon

today?"

2:19 And they said, "An Egyptian delivered us

from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew

enough water for us and watered the flock."

2:20 So he said to his daughters, "And where is

he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call

him, that he may eat bread."

2:21 Then Moses was content to live with the

man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to

Moses.

2:22 And she bore him a son, and he called his

name Gershom; for he said, "I have been a

stranger in a foreign land."

2:23 Now it happened in the process of time that

the king of Egypt died. Then the children of

Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they

cried out; and their cry came up to Yahweh

because of the bondage.

2:24 So Yahweh heard their groaning, and

Yahweh remembered His covenant with

Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

2:25 And Yahweh looked upon the children of

Israel, and Yahweh acknowledged them.

 

Exodus 3:

3:1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro

his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he

led the flock to the back of the desert, and came

to Horeb, the mountain of Yahweh.

3:2 And the Angel of Yahweh appeared to him

in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he

looked, and behold, the bush was burning with

fire, but the bush was not consumed.

3:3 Then Moses said, "I will now turn aside and

see this great sight, why the bush does not burn."

3:4 So when Yahweh saw that he turned aside to

look, Yahweh called to him from the midst of the

bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said,

"Here I am."

3:5 Then He said, "Do not draw near this place.

Take your sandals off your feet, for the place

where you stand is holy ground."

3:6 Moreover He said, "I am the God of your

father-the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,

and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face,

for he was afraid to look upon Yahweh.

3:7 And Yahweh said: "I have surely seen the

oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and

have heard their cry because of their taskmasters,

for I know their sorrows.

3:8 "So I have come down to deliver them out of

the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up

from that land to a good and large land, to a land

flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the

Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and

the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.

3:9 "Now therefore, behold, the cry of the

children of Israel has come to Me, and I have

also seen the oppression with which the

Egyptians oppress them.

3:10 "Come now, therefore, and I will send you

to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the

children of Israel, out of Egypt."

3:11 But Moses said to Yahweh, "Who am I that

I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring

the children of Israel out of Egypt?"

3:12 So He said, "I will certainly be with you.

And this shall be a sign that I have sent you:

When you have brought the people out of Egypt,

you shall serve Yahweh on this mountain."

3:13 Then Moses said to Yahweh, "Indeed,

when I come to the children of Israel and say to

them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to

you,' and they say to me, 'What is His name?'

what shall I say to them?"

3:14 And Yahweh said to Moses, "I AM THE

EXISTING ONE." And He said, "Thus you shall

say to the children of Israel, 'THE EXISTING

ONE has sent me to you.' "

3:15 Moreover Yahweh said to Moses, "Thus

you shall say to the children of Israel: 'Yahweh

the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the

God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me

to you. This is My name forever, and this is My

memorial to all generations.'

3:16 "Go and gather the elders of Israel together,

and say to them, 'Yahweh the God of your

fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of

Jacob, appeared to me, saying, "I have surely

visited you and seen what is done to you in

Egypt;

3:17 "and I have said I will bring you up out of

the affliction of Egypt to the land of the

Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and

the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites,

to a land flowing with milk and honey." '

3:18 "Then they will heed your voice; and you

shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the

king of Egypt; and you shall say to him, 'Yahweh

the God of the Hebrews has met with us; and

now, please, let us go three days' journey into the

wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our

God.'

3:19 "But I am sure that the king of Egypt will

not let you go, no, not even by a mighty hand.

3:20 "So I will stretch out My hand and strike

Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in its

midst; and after that he will let you go.

3:21 "And I will give this people favor in the

sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you

go, that you shall not go empty-handed.

3:22 "But every woman shall ask of her

neighbor, namely, of her who dwells near her

house, articles of silver, articles of gold, and

clothing; and you shall put them on your sons

and on your daughters. So you shall plunder the

Egyptians."

 

Exodus 4:

4:1 Then Moses answered and said, "But

suppose they will not believe me or listen to my

voice; suppose they say, 'Yahweh has not

appeared to you.' "

4:2 So Yahweh said to him, "What is that in your

hand?" He said, "A rod."

4:3 And He said, "Cast it on the ground." So he

cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent;

and Moses fled from it.

4:4 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Reach out

your hand and take it by the tail" (and he reached

out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in

his hand),

4:5 "that they may believe that Yahweh the God

of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of

Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to

you."

4:6 Furthermore Yahweh said to him, "Now put

your hand in your bosom." And he put his hand

in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold,

his hand was leprous, like snow.

4:7 And He said, "Put your hand in your bosom

again." So he put his hand in his bosom again,

and drew it out of his bosom, and behold, it was

restored like his other flesh.

4:8 "Then it will be, if they do not believe you,

nor heed the message of the first sign, that they

may believe the message of the latter sign.

4:9 "And it shall be, if they do not believe even

these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you

shall take water from the river and pour it on the

dry land. And the water which you take from the

river will become blood on the dry land."

4:10 Then Moses said to Yahweh, "O my Lord,

I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You

have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of

speech and slow of tongue."

4:11 So Yahweh said to him, "Who has made

man's mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf,

the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, Yahweh?

4:12 "Now therefore, go, and I will be with your

mouth and teach you what you shall say."

4:13 But he said, "O my Lord, please send by the

hand of whomever else You may send."

4:14 So the anger of Yahweh was kindled

against Moses, and He said: "Is not Aaron the

Levite your brother? I know that he can speak

well. And look, he is also coming out to meet

you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his

heart.

4:15 "Now you shall speak to him and put the

words in his mouth. And I will be with your

mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you

what you shall do.

4:16 "So he shall be your spokesman to the

people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for

you, and you shall be to him as Yahweh.

4:17 "And you shall take this rod in your hand,

with which you shall do the signs."

4:18 So Moses went and returned to Jethro his

father-in-law, and said to him, "Please let me go

and return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and

see whether they are still alive." And Jethro said

to Moses, "Go in peace."

4:19 And Yahweh said to Moses in Midian, "Go,

return to Egypt; for all the men who sought your

life are dead."

4:20 Then Moses took his wife and his sons and

set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land

of Egypt. And Moses took the rod of Yahweh in

his hand.

4:21 And Yahweh said to Moses, "When you go

back to Egypt, see that you do all those wonders

before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand.

But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let

the people go.

4:22 "Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says

Yahweh: "Israel is My son, My firstborn.

4:23 "So I say to you, let My son go that he may

serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, indeed

I will kill your son, your firstborn." ' "

4:24 And it came to pass on the way, at the

encampment, that Yahweh met him and sought

to kill him.

4:25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut

off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses'

feet, and said, "Surely you are a husband of

blood to me!"

4:26 So He let him go. Then she said, "You are a

husband of blood!"-because of the circumcision.

4:27 And Yahweh said to Aaron, "Go into the

wilderness to meet Moses." So he went and met

him on the mountain of Yahweh, and kissed him.

4:28 So Moses told Aaron all the words of

Yahweh who had sent him, and all the signs

which He had commanded him.

4:29 Then Moses and Aaron went and gathered

together all the elders of the children of Israel.

4:30 And Aaron spoke all the words which

Yahweh had spoken to Moses. Then he did the

signs in the sight of the people.

4:31 So the people believed; and when they

heard that Yahweh had visited the children of

Israel and that He had looked on their affliction,

then they bowed their heads and worshiped.

 

Exodus 5:

5:1 Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told

Pharaoh, "Thus says Yahweh, God of Israel: 'Let

My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me

in the wilderness.' "

5:2 And Pharaoh said, "Who is Yahweh, that I

should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not

know Yahweh, nor will I let Israel go."

5:3 So they said, "The God of the Hebrews has

met with us. Please, let us go three days' journey

into the desert and sacrifice to Yahweh our God,

lest He fall upon us with pestilence or with the

sword."

5:4 Then the king of Egypt said to them, "Moses

and Aaron, why do you take the people from

their work? Get back to your labor."

5:5 And Pharaoh said, "Look, the people of the

land are many now, and you make them rest

from their labor!"

5:6 So the same day Pharaoh commanded the

taskmasters of the people and their officers,

saying,

5:7 "You shall no longer give the people straw to

make brick as before. Let them go and gather

straw for themselves.

5:8 "And you shall lay on them the quota of

bricks which they made before. You shall not

reduce it. For they are idle; therefore they cry

out, saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'

5:9 "Let more work be laid on the men, that they

may labor in it, and let them not regard false

words."

5:10 And the taskmasters of the people and their

officers went out and spoke to the people,

saying, "Thus says Pharaoh: 'I will not give you

straw.

5:11 'Go, get yourselves straw where you can

find it; yet none of your work will be reduced.' "

5:12 So the people were scattered abroad

throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble

instead of straw.

5:13 And the taskmasters forced them to hurry,

saying, "Fulfill your work, your daily quota, as

when there was straw."

5:14 Also the officers of the children of Israel,

whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them,

were beaten and were asked, "Why have you not

fulfilled your task in making brick both

yesterday and today, as before?"

5:15 Then the officers of the children of Israel

came and cried out to Pharaoh, saying, "Why are

you dealing thus with your servants?

5:16 "There is no straw given to your servants,

and they say to us, 'Make brick!' And indeed

your servants are beaten, but the fault is in your

own people."

5:17 But he said, "You are idle! Idle! Therefore

you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to Yahweh.'

5:18 "Therefore go now and work; for no straw

shall be given you, yet you shall deliver the

quota of bricks."

5:19 And the officers of the children of Israel

saw that they were in trouble after it was said,

"You shall not reduce any bricks from your daily

quota."

5:20 Then, as they came out from Pharaoh, they

met Moses and Aaron who stood there to meet

them.

5:21 And they said to them, "Let Yahweh look

on you and judge, because you have made us

abhorrent in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight

of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to

kill us."

5:22 So Moses returned to Yahweh and said,

"Lord, why have You brought trouble on this

people? Why is it You have sent me?

5:23 "For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in

Your name, he has done evil to this people;

neither have You delivered Your people at all."

 

Exodus 6:

6:1 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Now you shall

see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong

hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand

he will drive them out of his land."

6:2 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and said to

him: "I am Yahweh.

6:3 "I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to

Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name

Yahweh I was not known to them.

6:4 "I have also established My covenant with

them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land

of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers.

6:5 "And I have also heard the groaning of the

children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in

bondage, and I have remembered My covenant.

6:6 "Therefore say to the children of Israel: 'I am

Yahweh; I will bring you out from under the

burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from

their bondage, and I will redeem you with an

outstretched arm and with great judgments.

6:7 'I will take you as My people, and I will be

your God. Then you shall know that I am

Yahweh your God who brings you out from

under the burdens of the Egyptians.

6:8 'And I will bring you into the land which I

swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and

I will give it to you as a heritage:I am Yahweh.' "

6:9 So Moses spoke thus to the children of

Israel; but they did not heed Moses, because of

anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.

6:10 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

6:11 "Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the

children of Israel go out of his land."

6:12 And Moses spoke before Yahweh, saying,

"The children of Israel have not heeded me. How

then shall Pharaoh heed me, for I am of

uncircumcised lips?"

6:13 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

and gave them a command for the children of

Israel and for Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the

children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

6:14 These are the heads of their fathers' houses:

The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, were

Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. These are the

families of Reuben.

6:15 And the sons of Simeon were Jemuel,

Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of

a Canaanite woman. These are the families of

Simeon.

6:16 These are the names of the sons of Levi

according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath,

and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi

were one hundred and thirty-seven.

6:17 The sons of Gershon were Libni and Shimi

according to their families.

6:18 And the sons of Kohath were Amram,

Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the

life of Kohath were one hundred and thirty-three.

6:19 The sons of Merari were Mahali and Mushi.

These are the families of Levi according to their

generations.

6:20 Now Amram took for himself Jochebed,

his father's sister, as wife; and she bore him

Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of

Amram were one hundred and thirty-seven.

6:21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg, and

Zichri.

6:22 And the sons of Uzziel were Mishael,

Elzaphan, and Zithri.

6:23 Aaron took to himself Elisheba, daughter of

Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she

bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

6:24 And the sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah,

and Abiasaph. These are the families of the

Korahites.

6:25 Eleazar, Aaron's son, took for himself one

of the daughters of Putiel as wife; and she bore

him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers'

houses of the Levites according to their families.

6:26 These are the same Aaron and Moses to

whom Yahweh said, "Bring out the children of

Israel from the land of Egypt according to their

armies."

6:27 These are the ones who spoke to Pharaoh

king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel

from Egypt. These are the same Moses and

Aaron.

6:28 And it came to pass, on the day Yahweh

spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,

6:29 that Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "I am

Yahweh. Speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that

I say to you."

6:30 But Moses said before Yahweh, "Behold, I

am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh

heed me?"

 

Exodus 7:

7:1 So Yahweh said to Moses: "See, I have made

you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother

shall be your prophet.

7:2 "You shall speak all that I command you.

And Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh

to send the children of Israel out of his land.

7:3 "And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and

multiply My signs and My wonders in the land

of Egypt.

7:4 "But Pharaoh will not heed you, so that I

may lay My hand on Egypt and bring My armies

and My people, the children of Israel, out of the

land of Egypt by great judgments.

7:5 "And the Egyptians shall know that I am

Yahweh, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt

and bring out the children of Israel from among

them."

7:6 Then Moses and Aaron did so; just as

Yahweh commanded them, so they did.

7:7 And Moses was eighty years old and Aaron

eighty-three years old when they spoke to

Pharaoh.

7:8 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying,

7:9 "When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Show

a miracle for yourselves,' then you shall say to

Aaron, 'Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh,

and let it become a serpent.' "

7:10 So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh,

and they did so, just as Yahweh commanded.

And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and

before his servants, and it became a serpent.

7:11 But Pharaoh also called the wise men and

the sorcerers; so the magicians of Egypt, they

also did in like manner with their enchantments.

7:12 For every man threw down his rod, and they

became serpents. But Aaron's rod swallowed up

their rods.

7:13 And Pharaoh's heart grew hard, and he did

not heed them, as Yahweh had said.

7:14 So Yahweh said to Moses: "Pharaoh's heart

is hard; he refuses to let the people go.

7:15 "Go to Pharaoh in the morning, when he

goes out to the water, and you shall stand by the

river's bank to meet him; and the rod which was

turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.

7:16 "And you shall say to him, 'Yahweh the

God of the Hebrews has sent me to you, saying,

"Let My people go, that they may serve Me in

the wilderness"; but indeed, until now you would

not hear!

7:17 'Thus says Yahweh: "By this you shall

know that I am Yahweh. Behold, I will strike the

waters which are in the river with the rod that is

in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood.

7:18 "And the fish that are in the river shall die,

the river shall stink, and the Egyptians will

loathe to drink the water of the river." ' "

7:19 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, "Say to

Aaron, 'Take your rod and stretch out your hand

over the waters of Egypt, over their streams, over

their rivers, over their ponds, and over all their

pools of water, that they may become blood. And

there shall be blood throughout all the land of

Egypt, both in buckets of wood and pitchers of

stone.' "

7:20 And Moses and Aaron did so, just as

Yahweh commanded. So he lifted up the rod and

struck the waters that were in the river, in the

Exodus 7:

sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants.

And all the waters that were in the river were

turned to blood.

7:21 The fish that were in the river died, the river

stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the

water of the river. So there was blood throughout

all the land of Egypt.

7:22 Then the magicians of Egypt did so with

their enchantments; and Pharaoh's heart grew

hard, and he did not heed them, as Yahweh had

said.

7:23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his

house. Neither was his heart moved by this.

7:24 So all the Egyptians dug all around the river

for water to drink, because they could not drink

the water of the river.

7:25 And seven days passed after Yahweh had

struck the river.

 

Exodus 8:

8:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, "Go to

Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says Yahweh:

"Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

8:2 "But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I

will smite all your territory with frogs.

8:3 "So the river shall bring forth frogs

abundantly, which shall go up and come into

your house, into your bedroom, on your bed, into

the houses of your servants, on your people, into

your ovens, and into your kneading bowls.

8:4 "And the frogs shall come up on you, on

your people, and on all your servants." ' "

8:5 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, "Say to

Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your rod over

the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds,

and cause frogs to come up on the land of

Egypt.’"

8:6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the

waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and

covered the land of Egypt.

8:7 And the magicians did so with their

enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land

of Egypt.

8:8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron,

and said, "Entreat Yahweh that He may take

away the frogs from me and from my people;

and I will let the people go, that they may

sacrifice to Yahweh."

8:9 And Moses said to Pharaoh, "Accept the

honor of saying when I shall intercede for you,

for your servants, and for your people, to destroy

the frogs from you and your houses, that they

may remain in the river only."

8:10 So he said, "Tomorrow." And he said, "Let

it be according to your word, that you may know

that there is no one like Yahweh our God.

8:11 "And the frogs shall depart from you, from

your houses, from your servants, and from your

people. They shall remain in the river only."

8:12 Then Moses and Aaron went out from

Pharaoh. And Moses cried out to Yahweh

concerning the frogs which He had brought

against Pharaoh.

8:13 So Yahweh did according to the word of

Moses. And the frogs died out of the houses, out

of the courtyards, and out of the fields.

8:14 They gathered them together in heaps, and

the land stank.

8:15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief,

he hardened his heart and did not heed them, as

Yahweh had said.

8:16 So Yahweh said to Moses, "Say to Aaron,

'Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the

land, so that it may become lice throughout all

the land of Egypt.' "

8:17 And they did so. For Aaron stretched out

his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the

earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All

the dust of the land became lice throughout all

the land of Egypt.

8:18 Now the magicians so worked with their

enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could

not. So there were lice on man and beast.

8:19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This

is the finger of Yahweh." But Pharaoh's heart

grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as

Yahweh had said.

8:20 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Rise early in

the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he

comes out to the water. Then say to him, 'Thus

says Yahweh: "Let My people go, that they may

serve Me.

8:21 "Or else, if you will not let My people go,

behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and

your servants, on your people and into your

houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full

of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which

they stand.

8:22 "And in that day I will set apart the land of

Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no

swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you

may know that I am Yahweh in the midst of the

land.

8:23 "I will make a difference between My

people and your people. Tomorrow this sign

shall be." ' "

8:24 And Yahweh did so. Thick swarms of flies

came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants'

houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land

was corrupted because of the swarms of flies.

8:25 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron,

and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God in the land."

8:26 And Moses said, "It is not right to do so, for

we would be sacrificing the abomination of the

Egyptians to Yahweh our God. If we sacrifice

the abomination of the Egyptians before their

eyes, then will they not stone us?

8:27 "We will go three days' journey into the

wilderness and sacrifice to Yahweh our God as

He will command us."

8:28 And Pharaoh said, "I will let you go, that

you may sacrifice to Yahweh your God in the

wilderness; only you shall not go very far away.

Intercede for me."

8:29 Then Moses said, "Indeed I am going out

from you, and I will entreat Yahweh, that the

swarms of flies may depart tomorrow from

Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people.

But let Pharaoh not deal deceitfully anymore in

not letting the people go to sacrifice to Yahweh."

8:30 So Moses went out from Pharaoh and

entreated Yahweh.

8:31 And Yahweh did according to the word of

Moses; He removed the swarms of flies from

Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people.

Not one remained.

8:32 But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time

also; neither would he let the people go.

 

Exodus 9:

9:1 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Go in to

Pharaoh and tell him, 'Thus says Yahweh, God

of the Hebrews: "Let My people go, that they

may serve Me.

9:2 "For if you refuse to let them go, and still

hold them,

9:3 "behold, the hand of Yahweh will be on your

cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys,

on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep-a

very severe pestilence.

9:4 "And Yahweh will make a difference

between the livestock of Israel and the livestock

of Egypt. So nothing shall die of all that belongs

to the children of Israel." ' "

9:5 Then Yahweh appointed a set time, saying,

"Tomorrow Yahweh will do this thing in the

land."

9:6 So Yahweh did this thing on the next day,

and all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the

livestock of the children of Israel, not one died.

9:7 Then Pharaoh sent, and indeed, not even one

of the livestock of the Israelites was dead. But

the heart of Pharaoh became hard, and he did not

let the people go.

9:8 So Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, "Take

for yourselves handfuls of ashes from a furnace,

and let Moses scatter it toward the heavens in the

sight of Pharaoh.

9:9 "And it will become fine dust in all the land

of Egypt, and it will cause boils that break out in

sores on man and beast throughout all the land of

Egypt."

9:10 Then they took ashes from the furnace and

stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them

toward the sky. And they caused boils that break

out in sores on man and beast.

9:11 And the magicians could not stand before

Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on

the magicians and on all the Egyptians.

9:12 But Yahweh hardened the heart of Pharaoh;

and he did not heed them, just as Yahweh had

spoken to Moses.

9:13 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Rise early in

the morning and stand before Pharaoh, and say

to him, 'Thus says Yahweh, God of the Hebrews:

"Let My people go, that they may serve Me,

9:14 "for at this time I will send all My plagues

to your very heart, and on your servants and on

your people, that you may know that there is

none like Me in all the earth.

9:15 "Now if I had stretched out My hand and

struck you and your people with pestilence, then

you would have been cut off from the earth.

9:16 "But indeed for this purpose I have raised

you up, that I may show My power in you, and

that My name may be declared in all the earth.

9:17 "As yet you exalt yourself against My

people in that you will not let them go.

9:18 "Behold, tomorrow about this time I will

cause very heavy hail to rain down, such as has

not been in Egypt since its founding until now.

9:19 "Therefore send now and gather your

livestock and all that you have in the field, for

the hail shall come down on every man and

every animal which is found in the field and is

not brought home; and they shall die." ' "

9:20 He who feared the word of Yahweh among

the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and

his livestock flee to the houses.

9:21 But he who did not regard the word of

Yahweh left his servants and his livestock in the

field.

9:22 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out

your hand toward the clouds, that there may be

hail in all the land of Egypt-on man, on beast,

and on every herb of the field, throughout the

land of Egypt."

9:23 And Moses stretched out his rod toward the

clouds; and Yahweh sent thunder and hail, and

fire darted to the ground. And Yahweh rained

hail on the land of Egypt.

9:24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the

hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in

all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.

9:25 And the hail struck throughout the whole

land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man

and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the

field and broke every tree of the field.

9:26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the

children of Israel were, there was no hail.

9:27 And Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and

Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time.

Yahweh is righteous, and my people and I are

wicked.

9:28 "Entreat Yahweh, that there may be no

more mighty thundering and hail, for it is

enough. I will let you go, and you shall stay no

longer."

9:29 So Moses said to him, "As soon as I have

gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands

to Yahweh; the thunder will cease, and there will

be no more hail, that you may know that the

earth is Yahweh's.

9:30 "But as for you and your servants, I know

that you will not yet fear Yahweh the God."

9:31 Now the flax and the barley were struck, for

the barley was in the head and the flax was in

bud.

9:32 But the wheat and the spelt were not struck,

for they are late crops.

9:33 So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh

and spread out his hands to Yahweh; then the

thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain was not

poured on the earth.

9:34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain, the

hail, and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet

more; and he hardened his heart, he and his

servants.

9:35 So the heart of Pharaoh was hard; neither

would he let the children of Israel go, as Yahweh

had spoken by Moses.

 

Exodus 10:

10:1 Now Yahweh said to Moses, "Go in to

Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the

hearts of his servants, that I may show these

signs of Mine before him,

10:2 "and that you may tell in the hearing of your

son and your son's son the mighty things I have

done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done

among them, that you may know that I am

Yahweh."

10:3 So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh

and said to him, "Thus says Yahweh, God of the

Hebrews: 'How long will you refuse to humble

yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they

may serve Me.

10:4 'Or else, if you refuse to let My people go,

behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your

territory.

10:5 'And they shall cover the face of the earth,

so that no one will be able to see the earth; and

they shall eat the residue of what is left, which

remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat

every tree which grows up for you out of the

field.

10:6 'They shall fill your houses, the houses of

all your servants, and the houses of all the

Egyptians-which neither your fathers nor your

fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they

were on the earth to this day.' " And he turned

and went out from Pharaoh.

10:7 Then Pharaoh's servants said to him, "How

long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the men

go, that they may serve Yahweh their God. Do

you not yet know that Egypt is destroyed?"

10:8 So Moses and Aaron were brought again to

Pharaoh, and he said to them, "Go, serve

Yahweh your God. Who are the ones that are

going?"

10:9 And Moses said, "We will go with our

young and our old; with our sons and our

daughters, with our flocks and our herds we will

go, for we must hold a feast to Yahweh."

10:10 Then he said to them, "Yahweh had better

be with you when I let you and your little ones

go! Beware, for evil is ahead of you.

10:11 "Not so! Go now, you who are men, and

serve Yahweh, for that is what you desired." And

they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

10:12 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out

your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts,

that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and

eat every herb of the land-all that the hail has

left."

10:13 So Moses stretched out his rod over the

land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind

on the land all that day and all that night. When

it was morning, the east wind brought the

locusts.

10:14 And the locusts went up over all the land

of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt.

They were very severe; previously there had

been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be

such after them.

10:15 For they covered the face of the whole

earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate

every herb of the land and all the fruit of the

trees which the hail had left. So there remained

nothing green on the trees or on the plants of the

field throughout all the land of Egypt.

10:16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron

in haste, and said, "I have sinned against Yahweh

your God and against you.

10:17 "Now therefore, please forgive my sin

only this once, and entreat Yahweh your God,

that He may take away from me this death only."

10:18 So he went out from Pharaoh and

entreated Yahweh.

10:19 And Yahweh turned a very strong west

wind, which took the locusts away and blew

them into the Red Sea. There remained not one

locust in all the territory of Egypt.

10:20 But Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart, and

he did not let the children of Israel go.

10:21 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out

your hand toward the clouds, that there may be

darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which

may even be felt."

10:22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward

the clouds, and there was thick darkness in all

the land of Egypt three days.

10:23 They did not see one another; nor did

anyone rise from his place for three days. But all

the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

10:24 Then Pharaoh called to Moses and said,

"Go, serve Yahweh; only let your flocks and

your herds be kept back. Let your little ones also

go with you."

10:25 But Moses said, "You must also give us

sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may

sacrifice to Yahweh our God.

10:26 "Our livestock also shall go with us; not a

hoof shall be left behind. For we must take some

of them to serve Yahweh our God, and even we

do not know with what we must serve Yahweh

until we arrive there."

10:27 But Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart,

and he would not let them go.

10:28 Then Pharaoh said to him, "Get away from

me! Take heed to yourself and see my face no

more! For in the day you see my face you shall

die!"

10:29 And Moses said, "You have spoken well. I

will never see your face again."

 

Exodus 11:

11:1 And Yahweh said to Moses, "I will bring

yet one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt.

Afterward he will let you go from here. When he

lets you go, he will surely drive you out of here

altogether.

11:2 "Speak now in the hearing of the people,

and let every man ask from his neighbor and

every woman from her neighbor, articles of

silver and articles of gold."

11:3 And Yahweh gave the people favor in the

sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses

was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight

of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the

people.

11:4 Then Moses said, "Thus says Yahweh:

'About midnight I will go out into the midst of

Egypt;

11:5 'and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt

shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits

on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female

servant who is behind the handmill, and all the

firstborn of the animals.

11:6 'Then there shall be a great cry throughout

all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it

before, nor shall be like it again.

11:7 'But against none of the children of Israel

shall a dog move its tongue, against man or

beast, that you may know that Yahweh does

make a difference between the Egyptians and

Israel.'

11:8 "And all these your servants shall come

down to me and bow down to me, saying, 'Get

out, and all the people who follow you!' After

that I will go out." Then he went out from

Pharaoh in great anger.

11:9 But Yahweh said to Moses, "Pharaoh will

not heed you, so that My wonders may be

multiplied in the land of Egypt."

11:10 So Moses and Aaron did all these wonders

before Pharaoh; and Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's

heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go

out of his land.

 

Exodus 12:

12:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron in

the land of Egypt, saying,

12:2 "This month shall be your beginning of

months; it shall be the first month of the year to

you.

12:3 "Speak to all the congregation of Israel,

saying: 'On the tenth day of this month every

man shall take for himself a lamb, according to

the house of his father, a lamb for a household.

12:4 'And if the household is too small for the

lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house

take it according to the number of the persons;

according to each man's need you shall make

your count for the lamb.

12:5 'Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male

of the first year. You may take it from the sheep

or from the goats.

12:6 'Now you shall keep it until the beginning

of the fourteenth day of the same month. Then

the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel

shall kill it between the evenings.

12:7 'And they shall take some of the blood and

put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of

the houses where they eat it.

12:8 'Then they shall eat the flesh on that night –

the 14th; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread

and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

12:9 'Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with

water, but roasted in fire-its head with its legs

and its entrails.

12:10 'You shall let none of it remain until

morning, and what remains of it until morning

you shall burn with fire.

12:11 'And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on

your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your

staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It

is Yahweh’s Passover.

12:12 'For I will pass through the land of Egypt

on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in

the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and

against all the gods of Egypt I will execute

judgment: I am Yahweh.

12:13 'Now the blood shall be a sign for you on

the houses where you are. And when I see the

blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall

not be on you to destroy you when I strike the

land of Egypt.

12:14 'So this day shall be to you a memorial;

and you shall keep it as a feast to Yahweh

throughout your generations. You shall keep it as

a feast by an everlasting ordinance.

12:15 'Seven days you shall eat unleavened

bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven

from your houses. For whoever eats leavened

bread from the first day until the seventh day,

that person shall be cut off from Israel.

12:16 'On the first day there shall be a holy

convocation, and on the seventh day there shall

be a holy convocation for you. No manner of

work shall be done on them; but that which

everyone must eat-that only may be prepared by

you.

12:17 'So you shall observe the Feast of

Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will

have brought your armies out of the land of

Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day

throughout your generations as an everlasting

ordinance.

12:18 'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of

the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened

bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at

evening.

12:19 'For seven days no leaven shall be found in

your houses, since whoever eats what is

leavened, that same person shall be cut off from

the congregation of Israel, whether he is a

stranger or a native of the land.

12:20 'You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your

dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.' "

12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of

Israel and said to them, "Pick out and take lambs

for yourselves according to your families, and

kill the Passover lamb.

12:22 "And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip

it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the

lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that

is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of

the door of his house until morning.

12:23 "For Yahweh will pass through to strike

the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on

the lintel and on the two doorposts, Yahweh will

pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to

come into your houses to strike you.

12:24 "And you shall observe this thing as an

ordinance for you and your sons forever.

12:25 "It will come to pass when you come to

the land which Yahweh will give you, just as He

promised, that you shall keep this service.

12:26 "And it shall be, when your children say to

you, 'What do you mean by this service?'

12:27 "that you shall say, 'It is the Passover

sacrifice of Yahweh, who passed over the houses

of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck

the Egyptians and delivered our households.' "

So the people bowed their heads and worshiped.

12:28 Then the children of Israel went away and

did so; just as Yahweh had commanded Moses

and Aaron, so they did.

12:29 And it came to pass at midnight that

Yahweh struck all the firstborn in the land of

Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on

his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was

in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.

12:30 So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his

servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a

great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house

where there was not one dead.

12:31 Then he called for Moses and Aaron by

night, and said, "Rise, go out from among my

people, both you and the children of Israel. And

go, serve Yahweh as you have said.

12:32 "Also take your flocks and your herds, as

you have said, and be gone; and bless me also."

12:33 And the Egyptians urged the people, that

they might send them out of the land in haste.

For they said, "We shall all be dead."

12:34 So the people took their dough before it

was leavened, having their kneading bowls

bound up in their clothes on their shoulders.

12:35 Now the children of Israel had done

according to the word of Moses, and they had

asked from the Egyptians articles of silver,

articles of gold, and clothing.

12:36 And Yahweh had given the people favor in

the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted

them what they requested. Thus they plundered

the Egyptians.

12:37 Then the children of Israel journeyed

from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred

thousand men on foot, besides children.

12:38 A mixed multitude went up with them

also, and flocks and herds-a great deal of

livestock.

12:39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the

dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for

it was not leavened, because they were driven

out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they

prepared provisions for themselves.

12:40 Now the sojourn of the children of Israel

who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty

years.

12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four

hundred and thirty years-on that very same day-it

came to pass that all the armies of Yahweh went

out from the land of Egypt.

12:42 It is a night of solemn observance to

Yahweh for bringing them out of the land of

Egypt. This is that night of Yahweh, a solemn

observance for all the children of Israel

throughout their generations.

12:43 And Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron,

"This is the ordinance of the Passover: No

foreigner shall eat it.

12:44 "But every man's servant who is bought

for money, when you have circumcised him, then

he may eat it.

12:45 "A sojourner and a hired servant shall not

eat it.

12:46 "In one house it shall be eaten; you shall

not carry any of the flesh outside the house, nor

shall you break one of its bones.

12:47 "All the congregation of Israel shall keep

it.

12:48 "And when a stranger dwells with you and

wants to keep the Passover to Yahweh, let all his

males be circumcised, and then let him come

near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of

the land. For no uncircumcised person shall eat

it.

12:49 "One law shall be for the native-born and

for the stranger who dwells among you."

12:50 Thus all the children of Israel did; as

Yahweh commanded Moses and Aaron, so they

did.

12:51 And it came to pass, on that very same

day, that Yahweh brought the children of Israel

out of the land of Egypt according to their

armies.

 

Exodus 13:

13:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

13:2 "Consecrate to Me all the firstborn,

whatever opens the womb among the children of

Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine."

13:3 And Moses said to the people: "Remember

this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of

the house of bondage; for by strength of hand

Yahweh brought you out of this place. No

leavened bread shall be eaten.

13:4 "On this day you are going out, in the

month Abib.

13:5 "And it shall be, when Yahweh brings you

into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites

and the Amorites and the Hivites and the

Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give

you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that

you shall keep this service in this month.

13:6 "Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread,

and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to

Yahweh.

13:7 "Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven

days. And no leavened bread shall be seen

among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you

in all your quarters.

13:8 "And you shall tell your son in that day,

saying, 'This is done because of what Yahweh

did for me when I came up from Egypt.'

13:9 "It shall be as a sign to you on your hand

and as a memorial between your eyes, that

Yahweh’s law may be in your mouth; for with a

strong hand Yahweh has brought you out of

Egypt.

13:10 "You shall therefore keep this ordinance in

its season from year to year.

13:11 "And it shall be, when Yahweh brings you

into the land of the Canaanites, as He swore to

you and your fathers, and gives it to you,

13:12 "that you shall set apart to Yahweh all that

open the womb, that is, every firstborn that

comes from an animal which you have; the

males shall be Yahweh’s.

13:13 "But every firstborn of a donkey you shall

redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem

it, then you shall break its neck. And all the

firstborn of man among your sons you shall

redeem.

13:14 "So it shall be, when your son asks you in

time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that you

shall say to him, 'By strength of hand Yahweh

brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of

bondage.

13:15 'And it came to pass, when Pharaoh was

stubborn about letting us go, that Yahweh killed

all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the

firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast.

Therefore I sacrifice to Yahweh all males that

open the womb, but all the firstborn of my sons I

redeem.'

13:16 "It shall be as a sign on your hand and as

frontlets between your eyes, for by strength of

hand Yahweh brought us out of Egypt."

13:17 Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had

let the people go, that Yahweh did not lead them

by way of the land of the Philistines, although

that was near; for Yahweh said, "Lest perhaps

the people change their minds when they see

war, and return to Egypt."

13:18 So Yahweh led the people around by way

of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the

children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of

the land of Egypt.

13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with

him, for he had placed the children of Israel

under solemn oath, saying, "Yahweh will surely

visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from

here with you."

13:20 So they took their journey from Succoth

and camped in Etham at the edge of the

wilderness.

13:21 And Yahweh went before them by day in a

pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a

pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by

day and night.

13:22 He did not take away the pillar of cloud by

day or the pillar of fire by night from before the

people.

 

Exodus 14:

14:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

14:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they

turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between

Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you

shall camp before it by the sea.

14:3 "For Pharaoh will say of the children of

Israel, 'They are bewildered by the land; the

wilderness has closed them in.'

14:4 "Then I will harden Pharaoh's heart, so that

he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over

Pharaoh and over all his army, that the Egyptians

may know that I am Yahweh." And they did so.

14:5 Now it was told the king of Egypt that the

people had fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his

servants was turned against the people; and they

said, "Why have we done this, that we have let

Israel go from serving us?"

14:6 So he made ready his chariot and took his

people with him.

14:7 Also, he took six hundred choice chariots,

and all the chariots of Egypt with captains over

every one of them.

14:8 And Yahweh hardened the heart of Pharaoh

king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of

Israel; and the children of Israel went out with

boldness.

14:9 So the Egyptians pursued them, all the

horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and

his army, and overtook them camping by the sea

beside Pi Hahiroth, before Baal Zephon.

14:10 And when Pharaoh drew near, the

children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold,

the Egyptians marched after them. So they were

very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to

Yahweh.

14:11 Then they said to Moses, "Because there

were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away

to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt

with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?

14:12 "Is this not the word that we told you in

Egypt, saying, 'Let us alone that we may serve

the Egyptians?' For it would have been better for

us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die

in the wilderness."

14:13 And Moses said to the people, "Do not be

afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of

Yahweh, which He will accomplish for you

today. For the Egyptians whom you see today,

you shall see again no more forever.

14:14 "Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall

hold your peace."

14:15 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Why do you

cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go

forward.

14:16 "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your

hand over the sea and divide it. And the children

of Israel shall go on dry ground through the

midst of the sea.

14:17 "And I indeed will harden the hearts of the

Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will

gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army,

his chariots, and his horsemen.

14:18 "Then the Egyptians shall know that I am

Yahweh, when I have gained honor for Myself

over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen."

14:19 And the Angel of Yahweh, who went

before the camp of Israel, moved and went

behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from

before them and stood behind them.

14:20 So it came between the camp of the

Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a

cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light

by night to the other, so that the one did not

come near the other all that night.

14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over

the sea; and Yahweh caused the sea to go back

by a strong east wind all that night, and made the

sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.

14:22 So the children of Israel went into the

midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the

waters were a wall to them on their right hand

and on their left.

14:23 And the Egyptians pursued and went after

them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's

horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

14:24 Now it came to pass, in the morning

watch, that Yahweh looked down upon the army

of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and

cloud, and He troubled the army of the

Egyptians.

14:25 And He took off their chariot wheels, so

that they drove them with difficulty; and the

Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the face of

Israel, for Yahweh fights for them against the

Egyptians."

14:26 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out

your hand over the sea, that the waters may come

back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and

on their horsemen."

14:27 And Moses stretched out his hand over the

sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea

returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians

were fleeing into it. So Yahweh overthrew the

Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

14:28 Then the waters returned and covered the

chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of

Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so

much as one of them remained.

14:29 But the children of Israel had walked on

dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters

were a wall to them on their right hand and on

their left.

14:30 So Yahweh saved Israel that day out of

the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the

Egyptians dead on the seashore.

14:31 Thus Israel saw the great work which

Yahweh had done in Egypt; so the people feared

Yahweh, and believed Yahweh and His servant

Moses.

 

Exodus 15:

15:1 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang

this song to Yahweh, and spoke, saying:

"I will sing to Yahweh,

For He has triumphed gloriously!

The horse and its rider

He has thrown into the sea!

15:2 Yahweh is my strength and song,

And He has become my salvation;

He is my God, and I will praise Him;

My father's God, and I will exalt Him.

15:3 Yahweh is a man of war;

Yahweh is His name.

15:4 Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast

into the sea;

His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red

Sea.

15:5 The depths have covered them;

They sank to the bottom like a stone.

15:6 "Your right hand, O Yahweh, has become

glorious in power;

Your right hand, O Yahweh, has dashed the

enemy in pieces.

15:7 And in the greatness of Your excellence

You have overthrown those who rose against

You;

You sent forth Your wrath;

It consumed them like stubble.

15:8 And with the blast of Your nostrils

The waters were gathered together;

The floods stood upright like a heap;

The depths congealed in the heart of the sea.

15:9 The enemy said, 'I will pursue,

I will overtake,

I will divide the spoil;

My desire shall be satisfied on them.

I will draw my sword,

My hand shall destroy them.'

15:10 You blew with Your wind,

The sea covered them;

They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

15:11 "Who is like You, O Yahweh, among the

gods?

Who is like You, glorious in holiness,

Fearful in praises, doing wonders?

15:12 You stretched out Your right hand;

The earth swallowed them.

15:13 You in Your mercy have led forth

The people whom You have redeemed;

You have guided them in Your strength

To Your holy habitation.

15:14 "The people will hear and be afraid;

Sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of

Philistia.

15:15 Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed;

The mighty men of Moab,

Trembling will take hold of them;

All the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away.

15:16 Fear and dread will fall on them;

By the greatness of Your arm

They will be as still as a stone,

Till Your people pass over, O Yahweh,

Till the people pass over

Whom You have purchased.

15:17 You will bring them in and plant them

In the mountain of Your inheritance,

In the place, O Yahweh, which You have made

For Your own dwelling,

The sanctuary, O Yahweh, which Your hands

have established.

15:18 "Yahweh shall reign forever and ever."

15:19 For the horses of Pharaoh went with his

chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and

Yahweh brought back the waters of the sea upon

them. But the children of Israel went on dry land

in the midst of the sea.

15:20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of

Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the

women went out after her with timbrels and with

dances.

15:21 And Miriam answered them:

"Sing to Yahweh,

For He has triumphed gloriously!

The horse and its rider

He has thrown into the sea!"

15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red

Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of

Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness

and found no water.

15:23 Now when they came to Marah, they

could not drink the waters of Marah, for they

were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called

Marah.

15:24 And the people complained against Moses,

saying, "What shall we drink?"

15:25 So he cried out to Yahweh, and Yahweh

showed him a tree. When he cast it into the

waters, the waters were made sweet. There He

made a statute and an ordinance for them. And

there He tested them,

15:26 and said, "If you diligently heed the voice

of Yahweh your God and do what is right in His

sight, give ear to His commandments and keep

all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on

you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I

am Yahweh who heals you."

15:27 Then they came to Elim, where there were

twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so

they camped there by the waters.

 

Exodus 16:

16:1 And they journeyed from Elim, and all the

congregation of the children of Israel came to the

Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and

Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month

after they departed from the land of Egypt.

16:2 Then the whole congregation of the children

of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in

the wilderness.

16:3 And the children of Israel said to them,

"Oh, that we had died by the hand of Yahweh in

the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of

meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you

have brought us out into this wilderness to kill

this whole assembly with hunger."

16:4 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Behold, I

will rain bread from the sky for you. And the

people shall go out and gather a certain quota

every day, that I may test them, whether they

will walk in My law or not.

16:5 "And it shall be on the sixth day that they

shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be

twice as much as they gather daily."

16:6 Then Moses and Aaron said to all the

children of Israel, "At evening you shall know

that Yahweh has brought you out of the land of

Egypt.

16:7 "And in the morning you shall see the glory

of Yahweh; for He hears your complaints against

Yahweh. But what are we, that you complain

against us?"

16:8 Also Moses said, "This shall be seen when

Yahweh gives you meat to eat in the evening,

and in the morning bread to the full; for Yahweh

hears your complaints which you make against

Him. And what are we? Your complaints are not

against us but against Yahweh."

16:9 Then Moses spoke to Aaron, "Say to all the

congregation of the children of Israel, 'Come

near before Yahweh, for He has heard your

complaints.' "

16:10 Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to

the whole congregation of the children of Israel,

that they looked toward the wilderness, and

behold, the glory of Yahweh appeared in the

cloud.

16:11 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

16:12 "I have heard the complaints of the

children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At

twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning

you shall be filled with bread. And you shall

know that I am Yahweh your God.' "

16:13 So it was that quails came up at evening

and covered the camp, and in the morning the

dew lay all around the camp.

16:14 And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on

the surface of the wilderness, was a small round

substance, as fine as frost on the ground.

16:15 So when the children of Israel saw it, they

said to one another, "What is it?" For they did

not know what it was. And Moses said to them,

"This is the bread which Yahweh has given you

to eat.

16:16 "This is the thing which Yahweh has

commanded: 'Let every man gather it according

to each one's need, one omer for each person,

according to the number of persons; let every

man take for those who are in his tent.' "

16:17 Then the children of Israel did so and

gathered, some more, some less.

16:18 So when they measured it by omers, he

who gathered much had nothing left over, and he

who gathered little had no lack. Every man had

gathered according to each one's need.

16:19 And Moses said, "Let no one leave any of

it till morning."

16:20 Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses.

But some of them left part of it until morning,

and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was

angry with them.

16:21 So they gathered it every morning, every

man according to his need. And when the sun

became hot, it melted.

16:22 And so it was, on the sixth day, that they

gathered twice as much bread, two omers for

each one. And all the rulers of the congregation

came and told Moses.

16:23 Then he said to them, "This is what

Yahweh has said: 'Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a

holy Sabbath to Yahweh. Bake what you will

bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay

up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept

until morning.' "

16:24 So they laid it up till morning, as Moses

commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there

any worms in it.

16:25 Then Moses said, "Eat that today, for

today is a Sabbath to Yahweh; today you will not

find it in the field.

16:26 "Six days you shall gather it, but on the

seventh day, which is the Sabbath, there will be

none."

16:27 Now it happened that some of the people

went out on the seventh day to gather, but they

found none.

16:28 And Yahweh said to Moses, "How long do

you refuse to keep My commandments and My

laws?

16:29 "See! For Yahweh has given you the

Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day

bread for two days. Let every man remain in his

place; let no man go out of his place on the

seventh day."

16:30 So the people rested on the seventh day.

16:31 And the house of Israel called its name

Manna. And it was like white coriander seed,

and the taste of it was like wafers made with

honey.

16:32 Then Moses said, "This is the thing which

Yahweh has commanded: 'Fill an omer with it,

to be kept for your generations, that they may see

the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness,

when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.' "

16:33 And Moses said to Aaron, "Take a pot and

put an omer of manna in it, and lay it up before

Yahweh, to be kept for your generations."

16:34 As Yahweh commanded Moses, so Aaron

laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

16:35 And the children of Israel ate manna forty

years, until they came to an inhabited land; they

ate manna until they came to the border of the

land of Canaan.

16:36 Now an omer is one-tenth of an ephah.

 

Exodus 17:

17:1 Then all the congregation of the children of

Israel set out on their journey from the

Wilderness of Sin, according to the

commandment of Yahweh, and camped in

Rephidim; but there was no water for the people

to drink.

17:2 Therefore the people contended with

Moses, and said, "Give us water, that we may

drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you

contend with me? Why do you tempt Yahweh?"

17:3 And the people thirsted there for water, and

the people complained against Moses, and said,

"Why is it you have brought us up out of Egypt,

to kill us and our children and our livestock with

thirst?"

17:4 So Moses cried out to Yahweh, saying,

"What shall I do with this people? They are

almost ready to stone me!"

17:5 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Go on before

the people, and take with you some of the elders

of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with

which you struck the river, and go.

17:6 "Behold, I will stand before you there on

the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock,

and water will come out of it, that the people

may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the

elders of Israel.

17:7 So he called the name of the place Massah

and Meribah, because of the contention of the

children of Israel, and because they tempted

Yahweh, saying, "Is Yahweh among us or not?"

17:8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel

in Rephidim.

Exodus 17:

17:9 And Moses said to Joshua, "Choose us

some men and go out, fight with Amalek.

Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with

the rod of Yahweh in my hand."

17:10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and

fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and

Hur went up to the top of the hill.

17:11 And so it was, when Moses held up his

hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down

his hand, Amalek prevailed.

17:12 But Moses' hands became heavy; so they

took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on

it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one

on one side, and the other on the other side; and

his hands were steady until the going down of

the sun.

17:13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people

with the edge of the sword.

17:14 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Write this

for a memorial in the book and recount it in the

hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the

remembrance of Amalek from under heaven."

17:15 And Moses built an altar and called its

name, Yahweh-Is-My-Banner;

17:16 for he said, "Because Yahweh has sworn:

Yahweh will have war with Amalek from

generation to generation."

 

Exodus 18:

18:1 And Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses'

father-in-law, heard of all that Yahweh had done

for Moses and for Israel His people-that Yahweh

had brought Israel out of Egypt.

18:2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took

Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her

back,

18:3 with her two sons, of whom the name of

one was Gershom (for he said, "I have been a

stranger in a foreign land")

18:4 and the name of the other was Eliezer (for

he said, "The God of my father was my help, and

delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh");

18:5 and Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with

his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness,

where he was encamped at the mountain of

Yahweh.

18:6 Now he had said to Moses, "I, your fatherin-

law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife

and her two sons with her."

18:7 So Moses went out to meet his father-inlaw,

bowed down, and kissed him. And they

asked each other about their well-being, and they

went into the tent.

18:8 And Moses told his father-in-law all that

Yahweh had done to Pharaoh and to the

Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardship that

had come upon them on the way, and how

Yahweh had delivered them.

18:9 Then Jethro rejoiced for all the good which

Yahweh had done for Israel, whom He had

delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

18:10 And Jethro said, "Blessed be Yahweh,

who has delivered you out of the hand of the

Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh, and

who has delivered the people from under the

hand of the Egyptians.

18:11 "Now I know that Yahweh is greater than

all the gods; for in the very thing in which they

behaved proudly, He was above them."

18:12 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a

burnt offering and other sacrifices to offer to

Yahweh. And Aaron came with all the elders of

Israel to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law

before Yahweh.

18:13 And so it was, on the next day, that Moses

sat to judge the people; and the people stood

before Moses from morning until evening.

18:14 So when Moses' father-in-law saw all that

he did for the people, he said, "What is this thing

that you are doing for the people? Why do you

alone sit, and all the people stand before you

from morning until evening?"

18:15 And Moses said to his father-in-law,

"Because the people come to me to inquire of

Yahweh.

18:16 "When they have difficulty they come to

me and I judge between them; and I make known

the statutes of Yahweh and His laws."

18:17 So Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The

thing that you do is not good.

18:18 "Both you and these people who are with

you will surely wear yourselves out. For this

thing is too much for you; you are not able to

perform it by yourself.

18:19 "Listen now to my voice; I will give you

counsel, and Yahweh will be with you: Stand

before Yahweh for the people, so that you may

bring the difficulties to Yahweh.

18:20 "And you shall teach them the statutes and

the laws, and show them the way in which they

must walk and the work they must do.

18:21 "Moreover you shall select from all the

people able men, such as fear Yahweh, men of

truth, hating covetousness; and place such over

them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of

hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

18:22 "And let them judge the people at all

times. Then it will be that every great matter they

shall bring to you, but every small matter they

themselves shall judge. So it will be easier for

you, for they will bear the burden with you.

18:23 "If you do this thing, and Yahweh so

commands you, then you will be able to endure,

and all this people will also go to their place in

peace."

18:24 So Moses heeded the voice of his fatherin-

law and did all that he had said.

18:25 And Moses chose able men out of all

Israel, and made them heads over the people:

rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of

fifties, and rulers of tens.

18:26 So they judged the people at all times; the

hard cases they brought to Moses, but they

judged every small case themselves.

18:27 Then Moses let his father-in-law depart,

and he went his way to his own land.

 

Exodus 19:

19:1 In the third month after the children of

Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on the

same day, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai.

19:2 For they had departed from Rephidim, had

come to the Wilderness of Sinai, and camped in

the wilderness. So Israel camped there before the

mountain.

19:3 And Moses went up to Yahweh, and

Yahweh called to him from the mountain,

saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of

Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:

19:4 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians,

and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought

you to Myself.

19:5 'Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My

voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a

special treasure to Me above all people; for all

the earth is Mine.

19:6 'And you shall be to Me a kingdom of

priests and a holy nation.' These are the words

which you shall speak to the children of Israel."

19:7 So Moses came and called for the elders of

the people, and laid before them all these words

which Yahweh commanded him.

19:8 Then all the people answered together and

said, "All that Yahweh has spoken we will do."

So Moses brought back the words of the people

to Yahweh.

19:9 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Behold, I

come to you in the thick cloud, that the people

may hear when I speak with you, and believe

you forever." So Moses told the words of the

people to Yahweh.

19:10 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Go to the

people and consecrate them today and tomorrow,

and let them wash their clothes.

19:11 "And let them be ready for the third day.

For on the third day Yahweh will come down

upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

19:12 "You shall set bounds for the people all

around, saying, 'Take heed to yourselves that you

do not go up to the mountain or touch its base.

Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be

put to death.

19:13 'Not a hand shall touch him, but he shall

surely be stoned or shot with an arrow; whether

man or beast, he shall not live.' When the

trumpet sounds long, they shall come near the

mountain."

19:14 So Moses went down from the mountain

to the people and sanctified the people, and they

washed their clothes.

19:15 And he said to the people, "Be ready for

the third day; do not come near your wives."

19:16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in

the morning, that there were thunderings and

lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain;

and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so

that all the people who were in the camp

trembled.

19:17 And Moses brought the people out of the

camp to meet with Yahweh, and they stood at the

foot of the mountain.

19:18 Now Mount Sinai was completely in

smoke, because Yahweh descended upon it in

fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a

furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.

19:19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded

long and became louder and louder, Moses

spoke, and Yahweh answered him by voice.

19:20 Then Yahweh came down upon Mount

Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And Yahweh

called Moses to the top of the mountain, and

Moses went up.

19:21 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Go down

and warn the people, lest they break through to

gaze at Yahweh, and many of them perish.

19:22 "Also let the priests who come near

Yahweh consecrate themselves, lest Yahweh

break out against them."

19:23 But Moses said to Yahweh, "The people

cannot come up to Mount Sinai; for You warned

us, saying, 'Set bounds around the mountain and

consecrate it.' "

19:24 Then Yahweh said to him, "Away! Get

down and then come up, you and Aaron with

you. But do not let the priests and the people

break through to come up to Yahweh, lest He

break out against them."

19:25 So Moses went down to the people and

spoke to them.

 

Exodus 20:

20:1 And Yahweh spoke all these words, saying:

20:2 "I am Yahweh your God, who brought you

out of the land of Egypt; the house of bondage.

20:3 "You shall have no other gods before Me.

20:4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved

image, or any likeness of anything that is in

heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or

that is in the water under the earth;

20:5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve

them. For I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous

God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the

children to the third and fourth generations of

those who hate Me,

20:6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those

who love Me and keep My commandments.

20:7 "You shall not take the name of Yahweh

your God in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him

guiltless who takes His name in vain.

20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it

holy.

20:9 Six days you shall labor and do all your

work,

20:10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of

Yahweh your God. In it you shall do no work:

you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your

male servant, nor your female servant, nor your

cattle, nor your stranger who is within your

gates.

20:11 For in six days Yahweh made the heavens

and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and

rested the seventh day. Therefore Yahweh

blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, that

your days may be long upon the land which

Yahweh your God is giving you.

20:13 "You shall not murder.

20:14 "You shall not commit adultery.

20:15 "You shall not steal.

20:16 "You shall not bear false witness against

your neighbor.

20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's

house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,

nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor

his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your

neighbor's."

20:18 Now all the people witnessed the

thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of

the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and

when the people saw it, they trembled and stood

afar off.

20:19 Then they said to Moses, "You speak with

us, and we will hear; but let not Yahweh speak

with us, lest we die."

20:20 And Moses said to the people, "Do not

fear; for Yahweh has come to test you, and that

His fear may be before you, so that you may not

sin."

20:21 So the people stood afar off, but Moses

drew near the thick darkness where Yahweh was.

20:22 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Thus you

shall say to the children of Israel: 'You have seen

that I have talked with you from heaven.

20:23 'You shall not make anything to be with

Me-gods of silver or gods of gold you shall not

make for yourselves.

20:24 'An altar of earth you shall make for Me,

and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings

and your peace offerings, your sheep and your

oxen. In every place where I record My name I

will come to you, and I will bless you.

20:25 'And if you make Me an altar of stone, you

shall not build it of hewn stone; for if you use

your tool on it, you have profaned it.

20:26 'Nor shall you go up by steps to My altar,

that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.'

 

Exodus 21:

21:1 "Now these are the judgments which you

shall set before them:

21:2 "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve

six years; and in the seventh he shall go out free

and pay nothing.

21:3 "If he comes in by himself, he shall go out

by himself; if he comes in married, then his wife

shall go out with him.

21:4 "If his master has given him a wife, and she

has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and

her children shall be her master's, and he shall go

out by himself.

21:5 "But if the servant plainly says, 'I love my

master, my wife, and my children; I will not go

out free,'

21:6 "then his master shall bring him to the

judges. He shall also bring him to the door, or to

the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear

with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.

21:7 "And if a man sells his daughter to be a

female slave, she shall not go out as the male

slaves do.

21:8 "If she does not please her master, who has

betrothed her to himself, then he shall let her be

redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a

foreign people, since he has dealt deceitfully

with her.

21:9 "And if he has betrothed her to his son, he

shall deal with her according to the custom of

daughters.

21:10 "If he takes another wife, he shall not

diminish her food, her clothing, and her marriage

rights.

21:11 "And if he does not do these three for her,

then she shall go out free, without paying money.

21:12 "He who strikes a man so that he dies

shall surely be put to death.

21:13 "However, if he did not lie in wait, but

Yahweh delivered him into his hand, then I will

appoint for you a place where he may flee.

21:14 "But if a man acts with premeditation

against his neighbor, to kill him by treachery,

you shall take him from My altar, that he may

die.

21:15 "And he who strikes his father or his

mother shall surely be put to death.

21:16 "He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or

if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to

death.

21:17 "And he who curses his father or his

mother shall surely be put to death.

21:18 "If men contend with each other, and one

strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and

he does not die but is confined to his bed,

21:19 "if he rises again and walks about outside

with his staff, then he who struck him shall be

acquitted. He shall only pay for the loss of his

time, and shall provide for him to be thoroughly

healed.

21:20 "And if a man beats his male or female

servant with a rod, so that he dies under his hand,

he shall surely be punished.

21:21 "Notwithstanding, if he remains alive a

day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his

property.

21:22 "If men fight, and hurt a woman with

child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no

harm follows, he shall surely be punished

accordingly as the woman's husband imposes on

him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

21:23 "But if any harm follows, then you shall

give life for life,

21:24 "eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for

hand, foot for foot,

21:25 "burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe

for stripe.

21:26 "If a man strikes the eye of his male or

female servant, and destroys it, he shall let him

go free for the sake of his eye.

21:27 "And if he knocks out the tooth of his male

or female servant, he shall let him go free for the

sake of his tooth.

21:28 "If an ox gores a man or a woman to

death, then the ox shall surely be stoned, and its

flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox

shall be acquitted.

21:29 "But if the ox tended to thrust with its horn

in times past, and it has been made known to his

owner, and he has not kept it confined, so that it

has killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be

stoned and its owner also shall be put to death.

21:30 "If there is imposed on him a sum of

money, then he shall pay to redeem his life,

whatever is imposed on him.

21:31 "Whether it has gored a son or gored a

daughter, according to this judgment it shall be

done to him.

21:32 "If the ox gores a male or female servant,

he shall give to their master thirty shekels of

silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

21:33 "And if a man opens a pit, or if a man digs

a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey

falls in it,

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21:34 "the owner of the pit shall make it good;

he shall give money to their owner, but the dead

animal shall be his.

21:35 "If one man's ox hurts another's, so that it

dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide

the money from it; and the dead ox they shall

also divide.

21:36 "Or if it was known that the ox tended to

thrust in time past, and its owner has not kept it

confined, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the

dead animal shall be his own.

 

Exodus 22:

22:1 "If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and

slaughters it or sells it, he shall restore five oxen

for an ox and four sheep for a sheep.

22:2 "If the thief is found breaking in, and he is

struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for

his bloodshed.

22:3 "If the sun has risen on him, there shall be

guilt for his bloodshed. He should make full

restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be

sold for his theft.

22:4 "If the theft is certainly found alive in his

hand, whether it is an ox or donkey or sheep, he

shall restore double.

22:5 "If a man causes a field or vineyard to be

grazed, and lets loose his animal, and it feeds in

another man's field, he shall make restitution

from the best of his own field and the best of his

own vineyard.

22:6 "If fire breaks out and catches in thorns, so

that stacked grain, standing grain, or the field is

consumed, he who kindled the fire shall surely

make restitution.

22:7 "If a man delivers to his neighbor money or

articles to keep, and it is stolen out of the man's

house, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.

22:8 "If the thief is not found, then the master of

the house shall be brought to the judges to see

whether he has put his hand into his neighbor's

goods.

22:9 "For any kind of trespass, whether it

concerns an ox, a donkey, a sheep, or clothing, or

for any kind of lost thing which another claims

to be his, the cause of both parties shall come

before the judges; and whomever the judges

condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.

22:10 "If a man delivers to his neighbor a

donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep,

and it dies, is hurt, or driven away, no one seeing

it,

22:11 "then an oath of Yahweh shall be between

them both, that he has not put his hand into his

neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept

that, and he shall not make it good.

22:12 "But if, in fact, it is stolen from him, he

shall make restitution to the owner of it.

22:13 "If it is torn to pieces by a beast, then he

shall bring it as evidence, and he shall not make

good what was torn.

22:14 "And if a man borrows anything from his

neighbor, and it becomes injured or dies, the

owner of it not being with it, he shall surely

make it good.

22:15 "If its owner was with it, he shall not make

it good; if it was hired, it came for its hire.

22:16 "If a man entices a virgin who is not

betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay

the bride-price for her to be his wife.

22:17 "If her father utterly refuses to give her to

him, he shall pay money according to the brideprice

of virgins.

22:18 "You shall not permit a sorceress to live.

22:19 "Whoever lies with an animal shall surely

be put to death.

22:20 "He who sacrifices to any god, except to

Yahweh only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

22:21 "You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor

oppress him, for you were strangers in the land

of Egypt.

22:22 "You shall not afflict any widow or

fatherless child.

22:23 "If you afflict them in any way, and they

cry at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry;

22:24 "and My wrath will become hot, and I will

kill you with the sword; your wives shall be

widows, and your children fatherless.

22:25 "If you lend money to any of My people

who are poor among you, you shall not be like a

moneylender to him; you shall not charge him

interest.

22:26 "If you ever take your neighbor's garment

as a pledge, you shall return it to him before the

sun goes down.

22:27 "For that is his only covering, it is his

garment for his skin. What will he sleep in? And

it will be that when he cries to Me, I will hear,

for I am gracious

22:28 "You shall not revile Yahweh, nor curse a

ruler of your people.

22:29 "You shall not delay to offer the first of

your ripe produce and your juices. The firstborn

of your sons you shall give to Me.

22:30 "Likewise you shall do with your oxen and

your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven

days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

22:31 "And you shall be holy men to Me: you

shall not eat meat torn by beasts in the field; you

shall throw it to the dogs.

Exodus 23:

23:1 "You shall not circulate a false report. Do

not put your hand with the wicked to be an

unrighteous witness.

23:2 "You shall not follow a crowd to do evil;

nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn

aside after many to pervert justice.

23:3 "You shall not show partiality to a poor

man in his dispute.

23:4 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his

donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it

back to him again.

23:5 "If you see the donkey of one who hates

you lying under its burden, and you would

refrain from helping it, you shall surely help him

with it.

23:6 "You shall not pervert the judgment of

your poor in his dispute.

23:7 "Keep yourself far from a false matter; do

not kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not

justify the wicked.

23:8 "And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe

blinds the discerning and perverts the words of

the righteous.

23:9 "Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for

you know the heart of a stranger, because you

were strangers in the land of Egypt.

23:10 "Six years you shall sow your land and

gather in its produce,

23:11 "but the seventh year you shall let it rest

and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may

eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field

may eat. In like manner you shall do with your

vineyard and your olive grove.

23:12 "Six days you shall do your work, and on

the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and

your donkey may rest, and the son of your

female servant and the stranger may be

refreshed.

23:13 "And in all that I have said to you, be

circumspect and make no mention of the name of

other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.

23:14 "Three times you shall keep a feast to Me

in the year:

23:15 "You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened

Bread (you shall eat unleavened bread seven

days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed

in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of

Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty);

23:16 "and the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of

your labors which you have sown in the field;

and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the

year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your

labors from the field.

23:17 "Three times in the year all your males

shall appear before the Lord Yahweh.

23:18 "You shall not offer the blood of My

sacrifice with leavened bread; nor shall the fat of

My sacrifice remain until morning.

23:19 "The first of the firstfruits of your land you

shall bring into the house of Yahweh your God.

You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's

milk.

23:20 "Behold, I send an Angel before you to

keep you in the way and to bring you into the

place which I have prepared.

23:21 "Beware of Him and obey His voice; do

not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your

transgressions; for My name is in Him.

23:22 "But if you indeed obey His voice and do

all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your

enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.

23:23 "For My Angel will go before you and

bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and

the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hivites

and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off.

23:24 "You shall not bow down to their gods,

nor serve them, nor do according to their works;

but you shall utterly overthrow them and

completely break down their sacred pillars.

23:25 "So you shall serve Yahweh your God,

and He will bless your bread and your water.

And I will take sickness away from the midst of

you.

23:26 "No one shall suffer miscarriage or be

barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of

your days.

23:27 "I will send My fear before you, I will

cause confusion among all the people to whom

Exodus 23:

you come, and will make all your enemies turn

their backs to you.

23:28 "And I will send hornets before you,

which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite,

and the Hittite from before you.

23:29 "I will not drive them out from before you

in one year, lest the land become desolate and

the beast of the field become too numerous for

you.

23:30 "Little by little I will drive them out from

before you, until you have increased, and you

inherit the land.

23:31 "And I will set your bounds from the Red

Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to

the River. For I will deliver the inhabitants of the

land into your hand, and you shall drive them out

before you.

23:32 "You shall make no covenant with them,

nor with their gods.

23:33 "They shall not dwell in your land, lest

they make you sin against Me. For if you serve

their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."

 

Exodus 24:

24:1 Now He said to Moses, "Come up to

Yahweh, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and

seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from

afar.

24:2 "And Moses alone shall come near Yahweh,

but they shall not come near; nor shall the people

go up with him."

24:3 So Moses came and told the people all the

words of Yahweh and all the judgments. And all

the people answered with one voice and said,

"All the words which Yahweh has said we will

do."

24:4 And Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh.

And he rose early in the morning, and built an

altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve

pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

24:5 Then he sent young men of the children of

Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed

peace offerings of oxen to Yahweh.

24:6 And Moses took half the blood and put it in

basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the

altar.

24:7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and

read in the hearing of the people. And they said,

"All that Yahweh has said we will do, and be

obedient."

24:8 And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on

the people, and said, "This is the blood of the

covenant which Yahweh has made with you

according to all these words."

24:9 Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab,

and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,

24:10 and they saw the God of Israel. And there

was under His feet as it were a paved work of

sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens

in its clarity.

24:11 But on the nobles of the children of Israel

He did not lay His hand. So they saw Yahweh,

and they ate and drank.

24:12 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Come up to

Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give

you tablets of stone, and the law and

commandments which I have written, that you

may teach them."

24:13 So Moses arose with his assistant Joshua,

and Moses went up to the mountain of Yahweh.

24:14 And he said to the elders, "Wait here for

us until we come back to you. Indeed Aaron and

Hur are with you. If any man has a difficulty, let

him go to them."

24:15 Then Moses went up into the mountain,

and a cloud covered the mountain.

24:16 Now the glory of Yahweh rested on Mount

Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on

the seventh day He called to Moses out of the

midst of the cloud.

24:17 The sight of the glory of Yahweh was like

a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in

the eyes of the children of Israel.

24:18 So Moses went into the midst of the cloud

and went up into the mountain. And Moses was

on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

 

Exodus 25:

25:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

25:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they

bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives

it willingly with his heart you shall take My

offering.

25:3 "And this is the offering which you shall

take from them: gold, silver, and bronze;

25:4 "blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen,

and goats' hair;

25:5 "ram skins dyed red, badger skins, and

acacia wood;

25:6 "oil for the light, and spices for the

anointing oil and for the sweet incense

25:7 "onyx stones, and stones to be set in the

ephod and in the breastplate.

25:8 "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I

may dwell among them.

25:9 "According to all that I show you, that is,

the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all

its furnishings, just so you shall make it.

25:10 "And they shall make an ark of acacia

wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a

cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half

its height.

25:11 "And you shall overlay it with pure gold,

inside and out you shall overlay it, and shall

make on it a molding of gold all around.

25:12 "You shall cast four rings of gold for it,

and put them in its four corners; two rings shall

be on one side, and two rings on the other side.

25:13 "And you shall make poles of acacia

wood, and overlay them with gold.

25:14 "You shall put the poles into the rings on

the sides of the ark, that the ark may be carried

by them.

25:15 "The poles shall be in the rings of the ark;

they shall not be taken from it.

25:16 "And you shall put into the ark the

Testimony which I will give you.

25:17 "You shall make a mercy seat of pure

gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and

a cubit and a half its width.

25:18 "And you shall make two cherubim of

gold; of hammered work you shall make them at

the two ends of the mercy seat.

25:19 "Make one cherub at one end, and the

other cherub at the other end; you shall make the

cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with

the mercy seat.

25:20 "And the cherubim shall stretch out their

wings above, covering the mercy seat with their

wings, and they shall face one another; the faces

of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.

25:21 "You shall put the mercy seat on top of the

ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony

that I will give you.

25:22 "And there I will meet with you, and I will

speak with you from above the mercy seat, from

between the two cherubim which are on the ark

of the Testimony, about everything which I will

give you in commandment to the children of

Israel.

25:23 "You shall also make a table of acacia

wood; two cubits shall be its length, a cubit its

width, and a cubit and a half its height.

25:24 "And you shall overlay it with pure gold,

and make a molding of gold all around.

25:25 "You shall make for it a frame of a

handbreadth all around, and you shall make a

gold molding for the frame all around.

25:26 "And you shall make for it four rings of

gold, and put the rings on the four corners that

are at its four legs.

25:27 "The rings shall be close to the frame, as

holders for the poles to bear the table.

25:28 "And you shall make the poles of acacia

wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table

may be carried with them.

25:29 "You shall make its dishes, its pans, its

pitchers, and its bowls for pouring. You shall

make them of pure gold.

25:30 "And you shall set the showbread on the

table before Me always.

25:31 "You shall also make a lampstand of pure

gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work.

Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental

knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece.

25:32 "And six branches shall come out of its

sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one

side, and three branches of the lampstand out of

the other side.

25:33 "Three bowls shall be made like almond

blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental

knob and a flower, and three bowls made like

almond blossoms on the other branch, with an

ornamental knob and a flower-and so for the six

branches that come out of the lampstand.

25:34 "On the lampstand itself four bowls shall

be made like almond blossoms, each with its

ornamental knob and flower.

25:35 "And there shall be a knob under the first

two branches of the same, a knob under the

second two branches of the same, and a knob

under the third two branches of the same,

according to the six branches that extend from

the lampstand.

25:36 "Their knobs and their branches shall be of

one piece; all of it shall be one hammered piece

of pure gold.

25:37 "You shall make seven lamps for it, and

they shall arrange its lamps so that they give

light in front of it.

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25:38 "And its wick-trimmers and their trays

shall be of pure gold.

25:39 "It shall be made of a talent of pure gold,

with all these utensils.

25:40 "And see to it that you make them

according to the pattern which was shown you

on the mountain.

 

Exodus 26:

26:1 "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle

with ten curtains of fine woven linen and blue,

purple, and scarlet thread; with artistic designs of

cherubim you shall weave them.

26:2 "The length of each curtain shall be twentyeight

cubits, and the width of each curtain four

cubits. And every one of the curtains shall have

the same measurements.

26:3 "Five curtains shall be coupled to one

another, and the other five curtains shall be

coupled to one another.

26:4 "And you shall make loops of blue yarn on

the edge of the curtain on the selvedge of one set,

and likewise you shall do on the outer edge of

the other curtain of the second set.

26:5 "Fifty loops you shall make in the one

curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the

edge of the curtain that is on the end of the

second set, that the loops may be clasped to one

another.

26:6 "And you shall make fifty clasps of gold,

and couple the curtains together with the clasps,

so that it may be one tabernacle.

26:7 "You shall also make curtains of goats'

hair, to be a tent over the tabernacle. You shall

make eleven curtains.

26:8 "The length of each curtain shall be thirty

cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits;

and the eleven curtains shall all have the same

measurements.

26:9 "And you shall couple five curtains by

themselves and six curtains by themselves, and

you shall double over the sixth curtain at the

forefront of the tent.

26:10 "You shall make fifty loops on the edge of

the curtain that is outermost in one set, and fifty

loops on the edge of the curtain of the second set.

26:11 "And you shall make fifty bronze clasps,

put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent

together, that it may be one.

26:12 "The remnant that remains of the curtains

of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall

hang over the back of the tabernacle.

26:13 "And a cubit on one side and a cubit on the

other side, of what remains of the length of the

curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of

the tabernacle, on this side and on that side, to

cover it.

26:14 "You shall also make a covering of ram

skins dyed red for the tent, and a covering of

badger skins above that.

26:15 "And for the tabernacle you shall make

the boards of acacia wood, standing upright.

26:16 "Ten cubits shall be the length of a board,

and a cubit and a half shall be the width of each

board.

26:17 "Two tenons shall be in each board for

binding one to another. Thus you shall make for

all the boards of the tabernacle.

26:18 "And you shall make the boards for the

tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side.

26:19 "You shall make forty sockets of silver

under the twenty boards: two sockets under each

of the boards for its two tenons.

26:20 "And for the second side of the tabernacle,

the north side, there shall be twenty boards

26:21 "and their forty sockets of silver: two

sockets under each of the boards.

26:22 "For the far side of the tabernacle,

westward, you shall make six boards.

26:23 "And you shall also make two boards for

the two back corners of the tabernacle.

26:24 "They shall be coupled together at the

bottom and they shall be coupled together at the

top by one ring. Thus it shall be for both of them.

They shall be for the two corners.

26:25 "So there shall be eight boards with their

sockets of silver-sixteen sockets-two sockets

under each board.

26:26 "And you shall make bars of acacia wood:

five for the boards on one side of the tabernacle,

26:27 "five bars for the boards on the other side

of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of

the side of the tabernacle, for the far side

westward.

26:28 "The middle bar shall pass through the

midst of the boards from end to end.

26:29 "You shall overlay the boards with gold,

make their rings of gold as holders for the bars,

and overlay the bars with gold.

26:30 "And you shall raise up the tabernacle

according to its pattern which you were shown

on the mountain.

26:31 "You shall make a veil woven of blue,

purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen.

It shall be woven with an artistic design of

cherubim.

26:32 "You shall hang it upon the four pillars of

acacia wood overlaid with gold. Their hooks

shall be gold, upon four sockets of silver.

26:33 "And you shall hang the veil from the

clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the

Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil

shall be a divider for you between the holy place

and the Most Holy.

26:34 "You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark

of the Testimony in the Most Holy.

26:35 "You shall set the table outside the veil,

and the lampstand across from the table on the

side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you

shall put the table on the north side.

26:36 "You shall make a screen for the door of

the tabernacle, woven of blue, purple, and scarlet

thread, and fine woven linen, made by a weaver.

26:37 "And you shall make for the screen five

pillars of acacia wood, and overlay them with

gold; their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall

cast five sockets of bronze for them.

 

Exodus 27:

27:1 "You shall make an altar of acacia wood,

five cubits long and five cubits wide-the altar

shall be square-and its height shall be three

cubits.

27:2 "You shall make its horns on its four

corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it.

And you shall overlay it with bronze.

27:3 "Also you shall make its pans to receive its

ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks

and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of

bronze.

27:4 "You shall make a grate for it, a network of

bronze; and on the network you shall make four

bronze rings at its four corners.

27:5 "You shall put it under the rim of the altar

beneath, that the network may be midway up the

altar.

27:6 "And you shall make poles for the altar,

poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with

bronze.

27:7 "The poles shall be put in the rings, and the

poles shall be on the two sides of the altar to bear

it.

27:8 "You shall make it hollow with boards; as it

was shown you on the mountain, so shall they

make it.

27:9 "You shall also make the court of the

tabernacle. For the south side there shall be

hangings for the court made of fine woven linen,

one hundred cubits long for one side.

27:10 "And its twenty pillars and their twenty

sockets shall be bronze. The hooks of the pillars

and their bands shall be silver.

27:11 "Likewise along the length of the north

side there shall be hangings one hundred cubits

long, with its twenty pillars and their twenty

sockets of bronze, and the hooks of the pillars

and their bands of silver.

27:12 "And along the width of the court on the

west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits, with

their ten pillars and their ten sockets.

27:13 "The width of the court on the east side

shall be fifty cubits.

27:14 "The hangings on one side of the gate shall

be fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their

three sockets.

27:15 "And on the other side shall be hangings

of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their

three sockets.

27:16 "For the gate of the court there shall be a

screen twenty cubits long, woven of blue, purple,

and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, made

by a weaver. It shall have four pillars and four

sockets.

27:17 "All the pillars around the court shall have

bands of silver; their hooks shall be of silver and

their sockets of bronze.

27:18 "The length of the court shall be one

hundred cubits, the width fifty throughout, and

the height five cubits, made of fine woven linen,

and its sockets of bronze.

27:19 "All the utensils of the tabernacle for all its

service, all its pegs, and all the pegs of the court,

shall be of bronze.

27:20 "And you shall command the children of

Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed

olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn

continually.

27:21 "In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the

veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and

his sons shall tend it from evening until morning

before Yahweh. It shall be a statute forever to

their generations on behalf of the children of

Israel.

Exodus 28:

28:1 "Now take Aaron your brother, and his sons

with him, from among the children of Israel, that

he may minister to Me as priest, Aaron and

Aaron's sons: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and

Ithamar.

28:2 "And you shall make holy garments for

Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.

28:3 "So you shall speak to all who are gifted

artisans, whom I have filled with the spirit of

wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments,

to consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as

priest.

28:4 "And these are the garments which they

shall make: a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a

skillfully woven tunic, a turban, and a sash. So

they shall make holy garments for Aaron your

brother and his sons, that he may minister to Me

as priest.

28:5 "They shall take the gold, blue, purple, and

scarlet thread, and fine linen,

28:6 "and they shall make the ephod of gold,

blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven

linen, artistically worked.

28:7 "It shall have two shoulder straps joined at

its two edges, and so it shall be joined together.

28:8 "And the intricately woven band of the

ephod, which is on it, shall be of the same

workmanship, made of gold, blue, purple, and

scarlet thread, and fine woven linen.

28:9 "Then you shall take two onyx stones and

engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel:

28:10 "six of their names on one stone, and six

names on the other stone, in order of their birth.

28:11 "With the work of an engraver in stone,

like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave

the two stones with the names of the sons of

Israel. You shall set them in settings of gold.

28:12 "And you shall put the two stones on the

shoulders of the ephod as memorial stones for

the sons of Israel. So Aaron shall bear their

names before Yahweh on his two shoulders as a

memorial.

28:13 "You shall also make settings of gold,

28:14 "and you shall make two chains of pure

gold like braided cords, and fasten the braided

chains to the settings.

28:15 "You shall make the breastplate of

judgment. Artistically woven according to the

workmanship of the ephod you shall make it: of

gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine

woven linen, you shall make it.

28:16 "It shall be doubled into a square: a span

shall be its length, and a span shall be its width.

28:17 "And you shall put settings of stones in it,

four rows of stones: The first row shall be a

sardius, a topaz, and an emerald; this shall be the

first row;

28:18 "the second row shall be a turquoise, a

sapphire, and a diamond;

28:19 "the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an

amethyst;

28:20 "and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and

a jasper. They shall be set in gold settings.

28:21 "And the stones shall have the names of

the sons of Israel, twelve according to their

names, like the engravings of a signet, each one

with its own name; they shall be according to the

twelve tribes.

28:22 "You shall make chains for the breastplate

at the end, like braided cords of pure gold.

28:23 "And you shall make two rings of gold for

the breastplate, and put the two rings on the two

ends of the breastplate.

28:24 "Then you shall put the two braided chains

of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of

the breastplate;

28:25 "and the other two ends of the two braided

chains you shall fasten to the two settings, and

put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod in

the front.

28:26 "You shall make two rings of gold, and

put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on

the edge of it, which is on the inner side of the

ephod.

28:27 "And two other rings of gold you shall

make, and put them on the two shoulder straps,

underneath the ephod toward its front, right at

the seam above the intricately woven band of the

ephod.

28:28 "They shall bind the breastplate by means

of its rings to the rings of the ephod, using a blue

cord, so that it is above the intricately woven

band of the ephod, and so that the breastplate

does not come loose from the ephod.

28:29 "So Aaron shall bear the names of the sons

of Israel on the breastplate of judgment over his

heart, when he goes into the holy place, as a

memorial before Yahweh continually.

28:30 "And you shall put in the breastplate of

judgment the Urim and the Thummim, and they

shall be over Aaron's heart when he goes in

before Yahweh. So Aaron shall bear the

judgment of the children of Israel over his heart

before Yahweh continually.

28:31 "You shall make the robe of the ephod all

of blue.

28:32 "There shall be an opening for his head in

the middle of it; it shall have a woven binding all

around its opening, like the opening in a coat of

mail, so that it does not tear.

28:33 "And upon its hem you shall make

pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, all

around its hem, and bells of gold between them

all around:

28:34 "a golden bell and a pomegranate, a

golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of

the robe all around.

28:35 "And it shall be upon Aaron when he

ministers, and its sound will be heard when he

goes into the holy place before Yahweh and

when he comes out, that he may not die.

28:36 "You shall also make a plate of pure gold

and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet:

HOLINESS TOYahweh.

28:37 "And you shall put it on a blue cord, that it

may be on the turban; it shall be on the front of

the turban.

28:38 "So it shall be on Aaron's forehead, that

Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things

which the children of Israel hallow in all their

holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead,

that they may be accepted before Yahweh.

28:39 "You shall skillfully weave the tunic of

fine linen thread, you shall make the turban of

fine linen, and you shall make the sash of woven

work.

28:40 "For Aaron's sons you shall make tunics,

and you shall make sashes for them. And you

shall make hats for them, for glory and beauty.

28:41 "So you shall put them on Aaron your

brother and on his sons with him. You shall

anoint them, consecrate them, and sanctify them,

that they may minister to Me as priests.

28:42 "And you shall make for them linen

trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall

reach from the waist to the thighs.

28:43 "They shall be on Aaron and on his sons

when they come into the tabernacle of meeting,

or when they come near the altar to minister in

the holy place, that they do not incur iniquity and

die. It shall be a statute forever to him and his

descendants after him.

 

Exodus 29:

29:1 "And this is what you shall do to them to

hallow them for ministering to Me as priests:

Take one young bull and two rams without

blemish,

29:2 "and unleavened bread, unleavened cakes

mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed

with oil (you shall make them of wheat flour).

29:3 "You shall put them in one basket and bring

them in the basket, with the bull and the two

rams.

29:4 "And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to

the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and you

shall wash them with water.

29:5 "Then you shall take the garments, put the

tunic on Aaron, and the robe of the ephod, the

ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the

intricately woven band of the ephod.

29:6 "You shall put the turban on his head, and

put the holy crown on the turban.

29:7 "And you shall take the anointing oil, pour

it on his head, and anoint him.

29:8 "Then you shall bring his sons and put

tunics on them.

29:9 "And you shall gird them with sashes,

Aaron and his sons, and put the hats on them.

The priesthood shall be theirs for a perpetual

statute. So you shall consecrate Aaron and his

sons.

29:10 "You shall also have the bull brought

before the tabernacle of meeting, and Aaron and

his sons shall put their hands on the bull’s head.

29:11 "Then you shall kill the bull before

Yahweh, by the door of the tabernacle of

meeting.

29:12 "You shall take some of the blood of the

bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your

finger, and pour all the blood beside the base of

the altar

29:13 "And you shall take all the fat that covers

the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver,

and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them,

and burn them on the altar.

29:14 "But the flesh of the bull, with its skin and

its offal, you shall burn with fire outside the

camp. It is a sin offering.

29:15 "You shall also take one ram, and Aaron

and his sons shall put their hands on the head of

the ram;

29:16 "and you shall kill the ram, and you shall

take its blood and sprinkle it all around on the

altar.

29:17 "Then you shall cut the ram in pieces,

wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with

its pieces and with its head.

29:18 "And you shall burn the whole ram on the

altar. It is a burnt offering to Yahweh; it is a

sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to

Yahweh.

29:19 "You shall also take the other ram, and

Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the

head of the ram.

29:20 "Then you shall kill the ram, and take

some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right

ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his

sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the

big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood

all around on the altar.

29:21 "And you shall take some of the blood that

is on the altar, and some of the anointing oil, and

sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments, on his

sons and on the garments of his sons with him;

and he and his garments shall be hallowed, and

his sons and his sons' garments with him.

29:22 "Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the

fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty

lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and

the fat on them, the right thigh (for it is a ram of

consecration),

29:23 "one loaf of bread, one cake made with oil,

and one wafer from the basket of the unleavened

bread that is before Yahweh;

29:24 "and you shall put all these in the hands of

Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and you shall

wave them as a wave offering before Yahweh.

29:25 "You shall receive them back from their

hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt

offering, as a sweet aroma before Yahweh. It is

an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

29:26 "Then you shall take the breast of the ram

of Aaron's consecration and wave it as a wave

offering before Yahweh; and it shall be your

portion.

29:27 "And from the ram of the consecration you

shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering

which is waved, and the thigh of the heave

offering which is raised, of that which is for

Aaron and of that which is for his sons.

29:28 "It shall be from the children of Israel for

Aaron and his sons by a statute forever. For it is

a heave offering; it shall be a heave offering

from the children of Israel from the sacrifices of

their peace offerings, that is, their heave offering

to Yahweh.

29:29 "And the holy garments of Aaron shall be

his sons' after him, to be anointed in them and to

be consecrated in them.

29:30 "That son who becomes priest in his place

shall put them on for seven days, when he enters

the tabernacle of meeting to minister in the holy

place.

29:31 "And you shall take the ram of the

consecration and boil its flesh in the holy place.

29:32 "Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the

flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the

basket, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

29:33 "They shall eat those things with which the

atonement was made, to consecrate and to

sanctify them; but an outsider shall not eat them,

because they are holy.

29:34 "And if any of the flesh of the

consecration offerings, or of the bread, remains

until the morning, then you shall burn the

remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because

it is holy.

29:35 "Thus you shall do to Aaron and his sons,

according to all that I have commanded you.

Seven days you shall consecrate them.

29:36 "And you shall offer a bull every day as a

sin offering for atonement. You shall cleanse the

altar when you make atonement for it, and you

shall anoint it to sanctify it.

29:37 "Seven days you shall make atonement for

the altar and sanctify it. And the altar shall be

most holy. Whatever touches the altar must be

holy.

29:38 "Now this is what you shall offer on the

altar: two lambs of the first year, day by day

continually

29:39 "One lamb you shall offer in the morning,

and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight.

29:40 "With the one lamb shall be one-tenth of

an ephah of flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin

of pressed oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine as

a drink offering.

29:41 "And the other lamb you shall offer at

twilight; and you shall offer with it the grain

offering and the drink offering, as in the

morning, for a sweet aroma, an offering made by

fire to Yahweh.

29:42 "This shall be a continual burnt offering

throughout your generations at the door of the

tabernacle of meeting before Yahweh, where I

will meet you to speak with you.

29:43 "And there I will meet with the children of

Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by

My glory.

29:44 "So I will consecrate the tabernacle of

meeting and the altar. I will also consecrate both

Aaron and his sons to minister to Me as priests.

29:45 "I will dwell among the children of Israel

and will be their God.

29:46 "And they shall know that I am Yahweh

their God, who brought them up out of the land

of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am

Yahweh their God.

 

Exodus 30:

30:1 "You shall make an altar to burn incense

on; you shall make it of acacia wood.

30:2 "A cubit shall be its length and a cubit its

width-it shall be square-and two cubits shall be

its height. Its horns shall be of one piece with it.

30:3 "And you shall overlay its top, its sides all

around, and its horns with pure gold; and you

shall make for it a molding of gold all around.

30:4 "Two gold rings you shall make for it,

under the molding on both its sides. You shall

place them on its two sides, and they will be

holders for the poles with which to bear it.

30:5 "You shall make the poles of acacia wood,

and overlay them with gold.

30:6 "And you shall put it before the veil that is

before the ark of the Testimony, before the

mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I

will meet with you.

30:7 "Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every

morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn

incense on it.

30:8 "And when Aaron lights the lamps at

twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual

incense before Yahweh throughout your

generations.

30:9 "You shall not offer strange incense on it, or

a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall

you pour a drink offering on it.

30:10 "And Aaron shall make atonement upon

its horns once a year with the blood of the sin

offering of atonement; once a year he shall make

atonement upon it throughout your generations.

It is most holy to Yahweh."

30:11 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

30:12 "When you take the census of the children

of Israel for their number, then every man shall

give a ransom for himself to Yahweh, when you

number them, that there may be no plague

among them when you number them.

30:13 "This is what everyone among those who

are numbered shall give: half a shekel according

to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty

gerahs). The half-shekel shall be an offering to

Yahweh.

30:14 "Everyone included among those who are

numbered, from twenty years old and above,

shall give an offering to Yahweh.

30:15 "The rich shall not give more and the poor

shall not give less than half a shekel, when you

give an offering to Yahweh, to make atonement

for yourselves.

30:16 "And you shall take the atonement money

of the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for

the service of the tabernacle of meeting, that it

may be a memorial for the children of Israel

before Yahweh, to make atonement for

yourselves."

30:17 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

30:18 "You shall also make a laver of bronze,

with its base also of bronze, for washing. You

shall put it between the tabernacle of meeting

and the altar. And you shall put water in it,

30:19 "for Aaron and his sons shall wash their

hands and their feet in water from it.

30:20 "When they go into the tabernacle of

meeting, or when they come near the altar to

minister, to burn an offering made by fire to

Yahweh, they shall wash with water, lest they

die.

30:21 "So they shall wash their hands and their

feet, lest they die. And it shall be a statute

forever to them-to him and his descendants

throughout their generations."

30:22 Moreover Yahweh spoke to Moses,

saying:

30:23 "Also take for yourself quality spices-five

hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much

sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty

shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweetsmelling

cane,

30:24 "five hundred shekels of cassia, according

to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive

oil.

30:25 "And you shall make from these a holy

anointing oil, an ointment compounded

according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a

holy anointing oil.

30:26 "With it you shall anoint the tabernacle of

meeting and the ark of the Testimony;

30:27 "the table and all its utensils, the

lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of

incense;

30:28 "the altar of burnt offering with all its

utensils, and the laver and its base.

30:29 "You shall consecrate them, that they may

be most holy; whatever touches them must be

holy.

30:30 "And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons,

and consecrate them, that they may minister to

Me as priests.

30:31 "And you shall speak to the children of

Israel, saying: 'This shall be a holy anointing oil

to Me throughout your generations.

30:32 'It shall not be poured on man's flesh; nor

shall you make any other like it, according to its

composition. It is holy, and it shall be holy to

you.

30:33 'Whoever compounds any like it, or

whoever puts any of it on an outsider, shall be

cut off from his people.' "

30:34 And Yahweh said to Moses: "Take sweet

spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and

pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there

shall be equal amounts of each.

30:35 "You shall make of these an incense, a

compound according to the art of the perfumer,

salted, pure, and holy.

30:36 "And you shall beat some of it very fine,

and put some of it before the Testimony in the

tabernacle of meeting where I will meet with

you. It shall be most holy to you.

30:37 "But as for the incense which you shall

make, you shall not make any for yourselves,

according to its composition. It shall be to you

holy for Yahweh.

30:38 "Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, he

shall be cut off from his people."

 

Exodus 31:

31:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

31:2 "See, I have called by name Bezalel the son

of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

31:3 "And I have filled him with the Spirit of

Yahweh, in wisdom, in understanding, in

knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

31:4 "to design artistic works, to work in gold, in

silver, in bronze,

31:5 "in cutting jewels for setting, in carving

wood, and to work in all manner of

workmanship.

31:6 "And I, indeed I, have appointed with him

Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of

Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all

who are gifted artisans, that they may make all

that I have commanded you:

31:7 "the tabernacle of meeting, the ark of the

Testimony and the mercy seat that is on it, and

all the furniture of the tabernacle-

31:8 "the table and its utensils, the pure gold

lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of

incense,

31:9 "the altar of burnt offering with all its

utensils, and the laver and its base-

31:10 "the garments of ministry, the holy

garments for Aaron the priest and the garments

of his sons, to minister as priests,

31:11 "and the anointing oil and sweet incense

for the holy place. According to all that I have

commanded you they shall do."

31:12 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

31:13 "Speak also to the children of Israel,

saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for

it is a sign between Me and you throughout your

generations, that you may know that I am

Yahweh who sanctifies you.

31:14 'You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for

it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall

surely be put to death; for whoever does any

work on it, that person shall be cut off from

among his people.

31:15 'Work shall be done for six days, but the

seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to Yahweh

Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he

shall surely be put to death.

31:16 'Therefore the children of Israel shall keep

the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout

their generations as a perpetual covenant.

31:17 'It is a sign between Me and the children of

Israel forever; for in six days Yahweh made the

heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He

rested and was refreshed.' "

31:18 And when He had made an end of

speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave

Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of

stone, written with the finger of Yahweh.

 

Exodus 32:

32:1 Now when the people saw that Moses

delayed coming down from the mountain, the

people gathered together to Aaron, and said to

him, "Come, make us gods that shall go before

us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought

us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know

what has become of him."

32:2 And Aaron said to them, "Break off the

golden earrings which are in the ears of your

wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring

them to me."

32:3 "So all the people broke off the golden

earrings which were in their ears, and brought

them to Aaron.

32:4 And he received the gold from their hand,

and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and

made a molded calf. Then they said, "This is

your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the

land of Egypt!"

32:5 So when Aaron saw it, he built an altar

before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and

said, "Tomorrow is a feast to Yahweh."

32:6 Then they rose early on the next day,

offered burnt offerings, and brought peace

offerings; and the people sat down to eat and

drink, and rose up to play.

32:7 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Go, get

down! For your people whom you brought out of

the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.

32:8 "They have turned aside quickly out of the

way which I commanded them. They have made

themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and

sacrificed to it, and said, 'This is your god, O

Israel, that brought you out of the land of

Egypt!’”

32:9 And Yahweh said to Moses, "I have seen

this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked

people!

32:10 "Now therefore, let Me alone, that My

wrath may burn hot against them and I may

consume them. And I will make of you a great

nation."

32:11 Then Moses pleaded with Yahweh his

God, and said: "LORD, why does Your wrath

burn hot against Your people whom You have

brought out of the land of Egypt with great

power and with a mighty hand?

32:12 "Why should the Egyptians speak, and

say, 'He brought them out to harm them, to kill

them in the mountains, and to consume them

from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your

fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your

people.

32:13 "Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel,

Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own

self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your

descendants as the stars of the sky; and all this

land that I have spoken of I give to your

descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.' "

32:14 So Yahweh relented from the harm which

He said He would do to His people.

32:15 And Moses turned and went down from

the mountain, and the two tablets of the

Testimony were in his hand. The tablets were

written on both sides; on the one side and on the

other they were written.

32:16 Now the tablets were the work of Yahweh,

and the writing was the writing of Yahweh

engraved on the tablets.

32:17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the

people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There

is a noise of war in the camp."

32:18 But he said:

"It is not the noise of the shout of victory,

Nor the noise of the cry of defeat,

But the sound of singing I hear."

32:19 So it was, as soon as he came near the

camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So

Moses' anger became hot, and he cast the tablets

out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the

mountain.

32:20 Then he took the calf which they had

made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to

powder; and he scattered it on the water and

made the children of Israel drink it.

32:21 And Moses said to Aaron, "What did this

people do to you that you have brought so great a

sin upon them?"

32:22 So Aaron said, "Do not let the anger of my

lord become hot. You know the people, that they

are set on evil.

32:23 "For they said to me, 'Make us gods that

shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man

who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do

not know what has become of him.'

32:24 "And I said to them, 'Whoever has any

gold, let them break it off.' So they gave it to me,

and I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out."

32:25 Now when Moses saw that the people

were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained

them, to their shame among their enemies),

32:26 then Moses stood in the entrance of the

camp, and said, "Whoever is on Yahweh’s sidecome

to me." And all the sons of Levi gathered

themselves together to him.

32:27 And he said to them, "Thus says Yahweh,

God of Israel: 'Let every man put his sword on

his side, and go in and out from entrance to

entrance throughout the camp, and let every man

kill his brother, every man his companion, and

every man his neighbor.' "

32:28 So the sons of Levi did according to the

word of Moses. And about three thousand men

of the people fell that day.

32:29 Then Moses said, "Consecrate yourselves

today to Yahweh, that He may bestow on you a

blessing this day, for every man has opposed his

son and his brother."

32:30 Now it came to pass on the next day that

Moses said to the people, "You have committed

a great sin. So now I will go up to Yahweh;

perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."

32:31 Then Moses returned to Yahweh and said,

"Oh, these people have committed a great sin,

and have made for themselves a god of gold!

32:32 "Yet now, if You will forgive their sin-but

if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which

You have written."

32:33 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Whoever has

sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My

book.

32:34 "Now therefore, go, lead the people to the

place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My

Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the

day when I visit for punishment, I will visit

punishment upon them for their sin."

32:35 So Yahweh plagued the people because of

what they did with the calf which Aaron made.

 

Exodus 33:

33:1 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Depart and

go up from here, you and the people whom you

have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land

of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,

saying, 'To your descendants I will give it.'

33:2 "And I will send My Angel before you, and

I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite

and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite

and the Jebusite.

33:3 "Go up to a land flowing with milk and

honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest I

consume you on the way, for you are a stiffnecked

people."

33:4 And when the people heard this bad news,

they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments.

33:5 For Yahweh had said to Moses, "Say to the

children of Israel, 'You are a stiff-necked people.

I could come up into your midst in one moment

and consume you. Now therefore, take off your

ornaments, that I may know what to do to you.' "

33:6 So the children of Israel stripped

themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.

33:7 Moses took his tent and pitched it outside

the camp, far from the camp, and called it the

tabernacle of meeting. And it came to pass that

everyone who sought Yahweh went out to the

tabernacle of meeting which was outside the

camp.

33:8 So it was, whenever Moses went out to the

tabernacle, that all the people rose, and each man

stood at his tent door and watched Moses until

he had gone into the tabernacle.

33:9 And it came to pass, when Moses entered

the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended

and stood at the door of the tabernacle,

andYahweh talked with Moses.

33:10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud

standing at the tabernacle door, and all the

people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent

door.

33:11 So Yahweh spoke to Moses face to face,

as a man speaks to his friend. And he would

return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son

of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the

tabernacle.

33:12 Then Moses said to Yahweh, "See, You

say to me, 'Bring up this people.' But You have

not let me know whom You will send with me.

Yet You have said, 'I know you by name, and

you have also found grace in My sight.'

33:13 "Now therefore, I pray, if I have found

grace in Your sight, show me now Your way,

that I may know You and that I may find grace in

Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your

people."

33:14 And He said, "My Presence will go with

you, and I will give you rest."

33:15 Then he said to Him, "If Your Presence

does not go with us, do not bring us up from

here.

33:16 "For how then will it be known that Your

people and I have found grace in Your sight,

except You go with us? So we shall be separate,

Your people and I, from all the people who are

upon the face of the earth."

33:17 So Yahweh said to Moses, "I will also do

this thing that you have spoken; for you have

found grace in My sight, and I know you by

name."

33:18 And he said, "Please, show me Your

glory."

33:19 Then He said, "I will make all My

goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim

the name of Yahweh before you. I will be

gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will

have compassion on whom I will have

compassion."

33:20 But He said, "You cannot see My face; for

no man shall see Me, and live."

33:21 And Yahweh said, "Here is a place by Me,

and you shall stand on the rock.

33:22 "So it shall be, while My glory passes by,

that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and

will cover you with My hand while I pass by.

33:23 "Then I will take away My hand, and you

shall see My back; but My face shall not be

seen."

Exodus 34:

34:1 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Cut two

tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will

write on these tablets the words that were on the

first tablets which you broke.

34:2 "So be ready in the morning, and come up

in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present

yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain.

34:3 "And no man shall come up with you, and

let no man be seen throughout all the mountain;

let neither flocks nor herds feed before that

mountain."

34:4 So he cut two tablets of stone like the first

ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and

went up Mount Sinai, as Yahweh had

commanded him; and he took in his hand the two

tablets of stone.

34:5 Now Yahweh descended in the cloud and

stood with him there, and proclaimed the name

of Yahweh.

34:6 And Yahweh passed before him and

proclaimed, "Yahweh, the one true God,

merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and

abounding in goodness and truth,

34:7 "keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving

iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means

clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the

fathers upon the children and the children's

children to the third and the fourth generation."

34:8 So Moses made haste and bowed his head

toward the earth, and worshiped.

34:9 Then he said, "If now I have found grace in

Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go

among us, even though we are a stiff-necked

people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and

take us as Your inheritance."

34:10 And He said: "Behold, I make a covenant.

Before all your people I will do marvels such as

have not been done in all the earth, nor in any

nation; and all the people among whom you are

shall see the work of Yahweh. For it is an

awesome thing that I will do with you.

34:11 "Observe what I command you this day.

Behold, I am driving out from before you the

Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and

the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.

34:12 "Take heed to yourself, lest you make a

covenant with the inhabitants of the land where

you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst.

34:13 "But you shall destroy their altars, break

their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden

images

34:14 '(for you shall worship no other god, for

Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous

God)

34:15 "lest you make a covenant with the

inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot

with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods,

and one of them invites you and you eat of his

sacrifice,

34:16 "and you take of his daughters for your

sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their

gods and make your sons play the harlot with

their gods.

34:17 "You shall make no molded gods for

yourselves.

34:18 "The Feast of Unleavened Bread you shall

keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread,

as I commanded you, in the appointed time of

the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you

came out from Egypt.

34:19 "All that open the womb are Mine, and

every male firstborn among your livestock,

whether ox or sheep.

34:20 "But the firstborn of a donkey you shall

redeem with a lamb. And if you will not redeem

him, then you shall break his neck. All the

firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And

none shall appear before Me empty-handed.

34:21 "Six days you shall work, but on the

seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and

in harvest you shall rest.

34:22 "And you shall observe the Feast of

Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the

Feast of Ingathering at the year's end.

34:23 "Three times in the year all your men shall

appear before the Lord, Yahweh the God of

Israel.

34:24 "For I will cast out the nations before you

and enlarge your borders; neither will any man

covet your land when you go up to appear before

Yahweh your God three times in the year.

34:25 "You shall not offer the blood of My

sacrifice with leaven, nor shall the sacrifice of

the Feast of the Passover be left until morning.

34:26 "The first of the firstfruits of your land you

shall bring to the house of Yahweh your God.

You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's

milk."

34:27 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Write these

words, for according to the tenor of these words I

have made a covenant with you and with Israel."

34:28 So he was there with Yahweh forty days

and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank

water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of

the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

34:29 Now it was so, when Moses came down

from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the

Testimony were in Moses' hand when he came

down from the mountain), that Moses did not

know that the skin of his face shone while he

talked with Him.

34:30 So when Aaron and all the children of

Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face

shone, and they were afraid to come near him.

34:31 Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and

all the rulers of the congregation returned to him;

and Moses talked with them.

34:32 Afterward all the children of Israel came

near, and he gave them as commandments all

that Yahweh had spoken with him on Mount

Sinai.

34:33 And when Moses had finished speaking

with them, he put a veil on his face.

34:34 But whenever Moses went in before

Yahweh to speak with Him, he would take the

veil off until he came out; and he would come

out and speak to the children of Israel whatever

he had been commanded.

34:35 And whenever the children of Israel saw

the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face

shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face

again, until he went in to speak with Him.

 

Exodus 35:

35:1 Then Moses gathered all the congregation

of the children of Israel together, and said to

them, "These are the words which Yahweh has

commanded you to do:

35:2 "Work shall be done for six days, but the

seventh day shall be a holy day for you, a

Sabbath of rest to Yahweh. Whoever does any

work on it shall be put to death.

35:3 "You shall kindle no fire throughout your

dwellings on the Sabbath day."

35:4 And Moses spoke to all the congregation of

the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing

which Yahweh commanded, saying:

35:5 'Take from among you an offering to

Yahweh. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him

bring it as an offering to Yahweh: gold, silver,

and bronze;

35:6 'blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen,

and goats' hair

Exodus 35:

35:7 'ram skins dyed red, badger skins, and

acacia wood;

35:8 'oil for the light, and spices for the anointing

oil and for the sweet incense;

35:9 'onyx stones, and stones to be set in the

ephod and in the breastplate.

35:10 'All who are gifted artisans among you

shall come and make all that Yahweh has

commanded:

35:11 'the tabernacle, its tent, its covering, its

clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its

sockets;

35:12 'the ark and its poles, with the mercy seat,

and the veil of the covering;

35:13 'the table and its poles, all its utensils, and

the showbread;

35:14 'also the lampstand for the light, its

utensils, its lamps, and the oil for the light;

35:15 'the incense altar, its poles, the anointing

oil, the sweet incense, and the screen for the door

at the entrance of the tabernacle;

35:16 'the altar of burnt offering with its bronze

grating, its poles, all its utensils, and the laver

and its base;

35:17 'the hangings of the court, its pillars, their

sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court;

35:18 'the pegs of the tabernacle, the pegs of the

court, and their cords;

35:19 'the garments of ministry, for ministering

in the holy place-the holy garments for Aaron the

priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as

priests.' "

35:20 And all the congregation of the children

of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.

35:21 Then everyone came whose heart was

stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing,

and they brought Yahweh’s offering for the work

of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service,

and for the holy garments.

35:22 They came, both men and women, as

many as had a willing heart, and brought earrings

and nose rings, rings and necklaces, all jewelry

of gold, that is, every man who made an offering

of gold to Yahweh.

35:23 And every man, with whom was found

blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, and

goats' hair, red skins of rams, and badger skins,

brought them.

35:24 Everyone who offered an offering of silver

or bronze brought Yahweh’s offering. And

Exodus 36:

everyone with whom was found acacia wood for

any work of the service, brought it.

35:25 All the women who were gifted artisans

spun yarn with their hands, and brought what

they had spun, of blue , purple, and scarlet, and

fine linen.

35:26 And all the women whose heart stirred

with wisdom spun yarn of goats' hair.

35:27 The rulers brought onyx stones, and the

stones to be set in the ephod and in the

breastplate,

35:28 and spices and oil for the light, for the

anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.

35:29 The children of Israel brought a freewill

offering to Yahweh, all the men and women

whose hearts were willing to bring material for

all kinds of work which Yahweh, by the hand of

Moses, had commanded to be done.

35:30 And Moses said to the children of Israel,

"See, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the

son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;

35:31 "and He has filled him with the Spirit of

Yahweh, in wisdom and understanding, in

knowledge and all manner of workmanship,

35:32 "to design artistic works, to work in gold

and silver and bronze,

35:33 "in cutting jewels for setting, in carving

wood, and to work in all manner of artistic

workmanship.

35:34 "And He has put in his heart the ability to

teach, in him and Aholiab the son of Ahisamach,

of the tribe of Dan.

35:35 "He has filled them with skill to do all

manner of work of the engraver and the designer

and the tapestry maker, in blue, purple, and

scarlet thread, and fine linen, and of the weaverthose

who do every work and those who design

artistic works.

 

Exodus 36:

36:1 "And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted

artisan in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and

understanding, to know how to do all manner of

work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do

according to all that Yahweh has commanded."

36:2 Then Moses called Bezalel and Aholiab,

and every gifted artisan in whose heart Yahweh

had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was

stirred, to come and do the work.

36:3 And they received from Moses all the

offering which the children of Israel had brought

for the work of the service of making the

sanctuary. So they continued bringing to him

freewill offerings every morning.

36:4 Then all the craftsmen who were doing all

the work of the sanctuary came, each from the

work he was doing,

36:5 and they spoke to Moses, saying, "The

people bring much more than enough for the

service of the work which Yahweh commanded

us to do."

36:6 So Moses gave a commandment, and they

caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp,

saying, "Let neither man nor woman do any

more work for the offering of the sanctuary."

And the people were restrained from bringing,

36:7 for the material they had was sufficient for

all the work to be done-indeed too much.

36:8 Then all the gifted artisans among them

who worked on the tabernacle made ten curtains

woven of fine linen, and of blue, purple, and

scarlet thread; with artistic designs of cherubim

they made them.

36:9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight

cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits;

the curtains were all the same size.

36:10 And he coupled five curtains to one

another, and the other five curtains he coupled to

one another.

36:11 He made loops of blue yarn on the edge of

the curtain on the selvedge of one set; likewise

he did on the outer edge of the other curtain of

the second set.

36:12 Fifty loops he made on one curtain, and

fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain on

the end of the second set; the loops held one

curtain to another.

36:13 And he made fifty clasps of gold, and

coupled the curtains to one another with the

clasps, that it might be one tabernacle.

36:14 He made curtains of goats' hair for the

tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains.

36:15 The length of each curtain was thirty

cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits;

the eleven curtains were the same size.

36:16 He coupled five curtains by themselves

and six curtains by themselves.

36:17 And he made fifty loops on the edge of the

curtain that is outermost in one set, and fifty

loops he made on the edge of the curtain of the

second set.

Exodus 36:

36:18 He also made fifty bronze clasps to couple

the tent together, that it might be one.

36:19 Then he made a covering for the tent of

ram skins dyed red, and a covering of badger

skins above that.

36:20 For the tabernacle he made boards of

acacia wood, standing upright.

36:21 The length of each board was ten cubits,

and the width of each board a cubit and a half.

36:22 Each board had two tenons for binding one

to another. Thus he made for all the boards of the

tabernacle.

36:23 And he made boards for the tabernacle,

twenty boards for the south side.

36:24 Forty sockets of silver he made to go

under the twenty boards: two sockets under each

of the boards for its two tenons.

36:25 And for the other side of the tabernacle,

the north side, he made twenty boards

36:26 and their forty sockets of silver: two

sockets under each of the boards.

36:27 For the west side of the tabernacle he

made six boards.

36:28 He also made two boards for the two back

corners of the tabernacle.

36:29 And they were coupled at the bottom and

coupled together at the top by one ring. Thus he

made both of them for the two corners.

36:30 So there were eight boards and their

sockets-sixteen sockets of silver-two sockets

under each of the boards.

36:31 And he made bars of acacia wood: five

for the boards on one side of the tabernacle,

36:32 five bars for the boards on the other side of

the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the

tabernacle on the far side westward.

36:33 And he made the middle bar to pass

through the boards from one end to the other.

36:34 He overlaid the boards with gold, made

their rings of gold to be holders for the bars, and

overlaid the bars with gold.

36:35 And he made a veil of blue, purple, and

scarlet thread, and fine woven linen; it was

worked with an artistic design of cherubim.

36:36 He made for it four pillars of acacia wood,

and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of

gold; and he cast four sockets of silver for them.

36:37 He also made a screen for the tabernacle

door, of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine

woven linen, made by a weaver,

Exodus 36:

36:38 and its five pillars with their hooks. And

he overlaid their capitals and their rings with

gold, but their five sockets were bronze.

 

Exodus 37:

37:1 Then Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood;

two and a half cubits was its length, a cubit and a

half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

37:2 He overlaid it with pure gold inside and

outside, and made a molding of gold all around

it.

37:3 And he cast for it four rings of gold to be

set in its four corners: two rings on one side, and

two rings on the other side of it.

37:4 He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid

them with gold.

37:5 And he put the poles into the rings at the

sides of the ark, to bear the ark.

37:6 He also made the mercy seat of pure gold;

two and a half cubits was its length and a cubit

and a half its width.

37:7 He made two cherubim of beaten gold; he

made them of one piece at the two ends of the

mercy seat:

37:8 one cherub at one end on this side, and the

other cherub at the other end on that side. He

made the cherubim at the two ends of one piece

with the mercy seat.

37:9 The cherubim spread out their wings above,

and covered the mercy seat with their wings.

They faced one another; the faces of the

cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

37:10 He made the table of acacia wood; two

cubits was its length, a cubit its width, and a

cubit and a half its height.

37:11 And he overlaid it with pure gold, and

made a molding of gold all around it.

37:12 Also he made a frame of a handbreadth all

around it, and made a molding of gold for the

frame all around it.

37:13 And he cast for it four rings of gold, and

put the rings on the four corners that were at its

four legs.

37:14 The rings were close to the frame, as

holders for the poles to bear the table.

37:15 And he made the poles of acacia wood to

bear the table, and overlaid them with gold.

37:16 He made of pure gold the utensils which

were on the table: its dishes, its cups, its bowls,

and its pitchers for pouring.

37:17 He also made the lampstand of pure gold;

of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its

shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental

knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece.

37:18 And six branches came out of its sides:

three branches of the lampstand out of one side,

and three branches of the lampstand out of the

other side.

37:19 There were three bowls made like almond

blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental

knob and a flower, and three bowls made like

almond blossoms on the other branch, with an

ornamental knob and a flower-and so for the six

branches coming out of the lampstand.

37:20 And on the lampstand itself were four

bowls made like almond blossoms, each with its

ornamental knob and flower.

37:21 There was a knob under the first two

branches of the same, a knob under the second

two branches of the same, and a knob under the

third two branches of the same, according to the

six branches extending from it.

37:22 Their knobs and their branches were of

one piece; all of it was one hammered piece of

pure gold.

37:23 And he made its seven lamps, its wicktrimmers,

and its trays of pure gold.

37:24 Of a talent of pure gold he made it, with

all its utensils.

37:25 He made the incense altar of acacia wood.

Its length was a cubit and its width a cubit-it was

square-and two cubits was its height. Its horns

were of one piece with it.

37:26 And he overlaid it with pure gold: its top,

its sides all around, and its horns. He also made

for it a molding of gold all around it.

37:27 He made two rings of gold for it under its

molding, by its two corners on both sides, as

holders for the poles with which to bear it.

37:28 And he made the poles of acacia wood,

and overlaid them with gold.

37:29 He also made the holy anointing oil and

the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the

work of the perfumer.

 

Exodus 38:

38:1 He made the altar of burnt offering of

acacia wood; five cubits was its length and five

cubits its width-it was square-and its height was

three cubits.

38:2 He made its horns on its four corners; the

horns were of one piece with it. And he overlaid

it with bronze.

38:3 He made all the utensils for the altar: the

pans, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the

firepans; all its utensils he made of bronze.

38:4 And he made a grate of bronze network for

the altar, under its rim, midway from the bottom.

38:5 He cast four rings for the four corners of the

bronze grating, as holders for the poles.

38:6 And he made the poles of acacia wood, and

overlaid them with bronze.

38:7 Then he put the poles into the rings on the

sides of the altar, with which to bear it. He made

the altar hollow with boards.

38:8 He made the laver of bronze and its base of

bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving

women who assembled at the door of the

tabernacle of meeting.

38:9 Then he made the court on the south side;

the hangings of the court were of fine woven

linen, one hundred cubits long.

38:10 There were twenty pillars for them, with

twenty bronze sockets. The hooks of the pillars

and their bands were silver.

38:11 On the north side the hangings were one

hundred cubits long, with twenty pillars and their

twenty bronze sockets. The hooks of the pillars

and their bands were silver.

38:12 And on the west side there were hangings

of fifty cubits, with ten pillars and their ten

sockets. The hooks of the pillars and their bands

were silver.

38:13 For the east side the hangings were fifty

cubits.

38:14 The hangings of one side of the gate were

fifteen cubits long, with their three pillars and

their three sockets,

38:15 and the same for the other side of the court

gate; on this side and that were hangings of

fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their

three sockets.

38:16 All the hangings of the court all around

were of fine woven linen.

38:17 The sockets for the pillars were bronze, the

hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver,

and the overlay of their capitals was silver; and

all the pillars of the court had bands of silver.

38:18 The screen for the gate of the court was

woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of

fine woven linen. The length was twenty cubits,

and the height along its width was five cubits,

corresponding to the hangings of the court.

38:19 And there were four pillars with their four

sockets of bronze; their hooks were silver, and

the overlay of their capitals and their bands was

silver.

38:20 All the pegs of the tabernacle, and of the

court all around, were bronze.

38:21 This is the inventory of the tabernacle, the

tabernacle of the Testimony, which was counted

according to the commandment of Moses, for the

service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar,

son of Aaron the priest.

38:22 Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of

the tribe of Judah, made all that Yahweh had

commanded Moses.

38:23 And with him was Aholiab the son of

Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and

designer, a weaver of blue, purple, and scarlet

thread, and of fine linen.

38:24 All the gold that was used in all the work

of the holy place, that is, the gold of the offering,

was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and

thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the

sanctuary.

38:25 And the silver from those who were

numbered of the congregation was one hundred

talents and one thousand seven hundred and

seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of

the sanctuary:

38:26 a bekah for each man (that is, half a

shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary),

for everyone included in the numbering from

twenty years old and above, for six hundred and

three thousand, five hundred and fifty men.

38:27 And from the hundred talents of silver

were cast the sockets of the sanctuary and the

bases of the veil: one hundred sockets from the

hundred talents, one talent for each socket.

38:28 Then from the one thousand seven

hundred and seventy-five shekels he made hooks

for the pillars, overlaid their capitals, and made

bands for them.

38:29 The offering of bronze was seventy

talents and two thousand four hundred shekels.

38:30 And with it he made the sockets for the

door of the tabernacle of meeting, the bronze

altar, the bronze grating for it, and all the utensils

for the altar,

38:31 the sockets for the court all around, the

bases for the court gate, all the pegs for the

tabernacle, and all the pegs for the court all

around.

Exodus 39:

39:1 Of the blue, purple, and scarlet thread they

made garments of ministry, for ministering in the

holy place, and made the holy garments for

Aaron, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

39:2 He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple,

and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.

39:3 And they beat the gold into thin sheets and

cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue,

purple, and scarlet thread and the fine linen, into

artistic designs.

39:4 They made shoulder straps for it to couple it

together; it was coupled together at its two

edges.

39:5 And the intricately woven band of his

ephod that was on it was of the same

workmanship, woven of gold, blue, purple, and

scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen, as

Yahweh had commanded Moses.

39:6 And they set onyx stones, enclosed in

settings of gold; they were engraved, as signets

are engraved, with the names of the sons of

Israel.

39:7 He put them on the shoulders of the ephod

as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, as

Yahweh had commanded Moses.

39:8 And he made the breastplate, artistically

woven like the workmanship of the ephod, of

gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine

woven linen.

39:9 They made the breastplate square by

doubling it; a span was its length and a span its

width when doubled.

39:10 And they set in it four rows of stones: a

row with a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald was

the first row;

39:11 the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire,

and a diamond;

39:12 the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an

amethyst;

39:13 the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a

jasper. They were enclosed in settings of gold in

their mountings.

39:14 There were twelve stones according to the

names of the sons of Israel: according to their

names, engraved like a signet, each one with its

own name according to the twelve tribes.

39:15 And they made chains for the breastplate

at the ends, like braided cords of pure gold.

39:16 They also made two settings of gold and

two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two

ends of the breastplate.

39:17 And they put the two braided chains of

gold in the two rings on the ends of the

breastplate.

39:18 The two ends of the two braided chains

they fastened in the two settings, and put them

on the shoulder straps of the ephod in the front.

39:19 And they made two rings of gold and put

them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the

edge of it, which was on the inward side of the

ephod.

39:20 They made two other gold rings and put

them on the two shoulder straps, underneath the

ephod toward its front, right at the seam above

the intricately woven band of the ephod.

39:21 And they bound the breastplate by means

of its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue

cord, so that it would be above the intricately

woven band of the ephod, and that the

breastplate would not come loose from the

ephod, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

39:22 He made the robe of the ephod of woven

work, all of blue.

39:23 And there was an opening in the middle of

the robe, like the opening in a coat of mail, with

a woven binding all around the opening, so that

it would not tear.

39:24 They made on the hem of the robe

pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, and of

fine woven linen.

39:25 And they made bells of pure gold, and put

the bells between the pomegranates on the hem

of the robe all around between the pomegranates:

39:26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a

pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe to

minister in, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

39:27 They made tunics, artistically woven of

fine linen, for Aaron and his sons,

39:28 a turban of fine linen, exquisite hats of fine

linen, short trousers of fine woven linen,

39:29 and a sash of fine woven linen with blue,

purple, and scarlet thread, made by a weaver, as

Yahweh had commanded Moses.

39:30 Then they made the plate of the holy

crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an

inscription like the engraving of a signet:

Holiness To Yahweh.

39:31 And they tied to it a blue cord, to fasten it

above on the turban, as Yahweh had commanded

Moses.

39:32 Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the

tent of meeting was finished. And the children of

Israel did according to all that Yahweh had

commanded Moses; so they did.

39:33 And they brought the tabernacle to Moses,

the tent and all its furnishings: its clasps, its

boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets;

39:34 the covering of ram skins dyed red, the

covering of badger skins, and the veil of the

covering;

39:35 the ark of the Testimony with its poles,

and the mercy seat;

39:36 the table, all its utensils, and the

showbread;

39:37 the pure gold lampstand with its lamps

(the lamps set in order), all its utensils, and the

oil for light;

39:38 the gold altar, the anointing oil, and the

sweet incense; the screen for the tabernacle door;

39:39 the bronze altar, its grate of bronze, its

poles, and all its utensils; the laver with its base;

39:40 the hangings of the court, its pillars and its

sockets, the screen for the court gate, its cords,

and its pegs; all the utensils for the service of the

tabernacle, for the tent of meeting;

39:41 and the garments of ministry, to minister

in the holy place: the holy garments for Aaron

the priest, and his sons' garments, to minister as

priests.

39:42 According to all that Yahweh had

commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did

all the work.

39:43 Then Moses looked over all the work, and

indeed they had done it; as Yahweh had

commanded, just so they had done it. And Moses

blessed them.

 

Exodus 40:

40:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

40:2 "On the first day of the first month you shall

set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

40:3 "You shall put in it the ark of the

Testimony, and partition off the ark with the veil.

40:4 "You shall bring in the table and arrange the

things that are to be set in order on it; and you

shall bring in the lampstand and light its lamps.

40:5 "You shall also set the altar of gold for the

incense before the ark of the Testimony, and put

up the screen for the door of the tabernacle.

40:6 "Then you shall set the altar of the burnt

offering before the door of the tabernacle of the

tent of meeting.

40:7 "And you shall set the laver between the

tabernacle of meeting and the altar, and put water

in it.

40:8 "You shall set up the court all around, and

hang up the screen at the court gate.

40:9 "And you shall take the anointing oil, and

anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you

shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be

holy.

40:10 "You shall anoint the altar of the burnt

offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the

altar. The altar shall be most holy.

40:11 "And you shall anoint the laver and its

base, and consecrate it.

40:12 "Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons

to the door of the tabernacle of meeting and wash

them with water.

40:13 "You shall put the holy garments on

Aaron, and anoint him and consecrate him, that

he may minister to Me as priest.

40:14 "And you shall bring his sons and clothe

them with tunics.

40:15 "You shall anoint them, as you anointed

their father, that they may minister to Me as

priests; for their anointing shall surely be an

everlasting priesthood throughout their

generations."

40:16 Thus Moses did; according to all that

Yahweh had commanded him, so he did.

40:17 And it came to pass in the first month of

the second year, on the first day of the month,

that the tabernacle was raised up.

40:18 So Moses raised up the tabernacle,

fastened its sockets, set up its boards, put in its

bars, and raised up its pillars.

40:19 And he spread out the tent over the

tabernacle and put the covering of the tent on top

of it, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

40:20 He took the Testimony and put it into the

ark, inserted the poles through the rings of the

ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark.

40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle,

hung up the veil of the covering, and partitioned

off the ark of the Testimony, as Yahweh had

commanded Moses.

40:22 He put the table in the tabernacle of

meeting, on the north side of the tabernacle,

outside the veil;

40:23 and he set the bread in order upon it before

Yahweh, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

40:24 He put the lampstand in the tabernacle of

meeting, across from the table, on the south side

of the tabernacle;

40:25 and he lit the lamps before Yahweh, as

Yahweh had commanded Moses.

40:26 He put the gold altar in the tabernacle of

meeting in front of the veil;

40:27 and he burned sweet incense on it, as

Yahweh had commanded Moses.

40:28 He hung up the screen at the door of the

tabernacle.

40:29 And he put the altar of burnt offering

before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of

meeting, and offered upon it the burnt offering

and the grain offering, as Yahweh had

commanded Moses.

40:30 He set the laver between the tabernacle of

meeting and the altar, and put water there for

washing;

40:31 and Moses, Aaron, and his sons would

wash their hands and their feet with water from

it.

40:32 Whenever they went into the tabernacle of

meeting, and when they came near the altar, they

washed, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

40:33 And he raised up the court all around the

tabernacle and the altar, and hung up the screen

of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.

40:34 Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of

meeting, and the glory of Yahweh filled the

tabernacle.

40:35 And Moses was not able to enter the

tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested

above it, and the glory of Yahweh filled the

tabernacle.

40:36 Whenever the cloud was taken up from

above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would

go onward in all their journeys.

40:37 But if the cloud was not taken up, then

they did not journey till the day that it was taken

up.

40:38 For the cloud of Yahweh was above the

tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night,

in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout

all their journeys.