Bible/King James/Documentary Hypothesis/Priestly source (Division 1 of 4)
According to the documentary hypothesis, the Torah is composed from a number of originally independent sources joined by a redactor. One of these supposed sources is named the "Priestly Source", due to the considerable prevelance of material within it that would concern a priest.
Although the Priestly source is generally regarded as a single source text, it is believed that a small part within it, known as the Holiness Code, due to its repeated mentions of the word holy, was an earlier text that the creator of the Priestly Source embedded within it. Aside from the narrative, the text contains a number of other types of material, which may derive from other separate documents.
- The narrative elements are highlighted in black (view in isolation)
- Of the legal elements
- Of the ritual elements
- Of the tallies
- Of the genealogies
- Of the specifications of the components of Israel
Due simply to its size, it has been divided into 4 divisions of approximately similar size, for the purposes of easy downloading. These divisions do not knowingly reflect the content of the text, or the original divisions, in any way.
There follows the content of the first division (of four) of the reconstructed text of the Priestly source, using the of the Torah.
Although the text is arranged as it appears in the bible, the partitions do not reflect, in any way, the original partitioning of the text, and simply exists for the ease of modern readership
- 1 Part 1 - Creation
- 2 Part 2 - The Flood
- 3 Part 3 - The Birth Of Nations
- 4 Part 4 - The Migration of Abram
- 5 Part 5 - The Abrahamic Covenant
- 6 Part 6 - Sodom and Gomorrah
- 7 Part 7 - The Cave Of Machpelah
- 8 Part 8 - Ishmael's Descendants
- 9 Part 9 - Isaac
- 10 Part 10 - The Move to Egypt
- 11 Part 11 - The Commission of Moses
- 12 Part 12 - The Plagues in Egypt
- 13 Part 13 - The Passover
- 14 Part 14 - The Escape from Egypt
- 15 Part 15 - The Food Supply
- 16 Part 16 - The Ten Commandments
- 17 Part 16 - Instructions for the Tabernacle
- 18 Part 17 - Instructions for Priesty Vestments
- 19 Part 18 - Instructions for Consecrating Priests
- 20 Part 19 - Instructions for Continual Burnt Offerings
- 21 Part 20 - Instructions for the Use of Incense
- 22 Part 21 - Instructions for a Tithe
- 23 Part 22- Instructions for a Wash Basin
- 24 Part 23 - Instructions for Holy Ointment and Perfume
- 25 Part 24 - Appointing Craftsmen
- 26 Part 25 - The Importance of the Sabbath
- 27 Parts 26 - 98 (the end)
Part 1 - Creation
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
3And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
4And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
5And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
6And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
7And the evening and the morning were the first day.
8And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
8And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
9And God called the firmament Heaven.
10And the evening and the morning were the second day.
11And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
12And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
13And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
14And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
15And the evening and the morning were the third day.
16And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
17And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
18And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
19And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
20And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
21And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
22And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
23And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
24And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
25And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
26And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
27And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
28And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
29So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
30And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
31And have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
32And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
33And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
34And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
35And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
36Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
37And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;
38And he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
39And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Part 2 - The Flood
1Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
2And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
3The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
4And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
5And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
6Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
7And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of:
8The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
9A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above;
10And the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
11And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
11But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
12And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
13Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
14And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
15Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
16Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
17There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
18In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
19In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
20They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
21And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
22And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him:
23And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
24And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
25And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark:
26And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
27The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped,
28And after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
29And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
30And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
31And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
32And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth:
33And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
34And God spake unto Noah, saying,
35Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
36Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
37And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
38Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
39And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
40And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
41Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
42But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
43And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man;
44At the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
45Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
46And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
47And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
48And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
49And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you;
50From all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
51And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood;
52Neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
53And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
54I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
55And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
56And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh;
57And the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
58And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it,
59That I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
60And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
Part 3 - The Birth Of Nations
1And unto them were sons born after the flood.
2The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands;
6Every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
7And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
8And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah:
9And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
10These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
11The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
12And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
13These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
14These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations:
15And by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
Part 4 - The Migration of Abram
1Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
2And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
3And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai;
4And the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
5But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
6And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife;
7And they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan;
8And they came unto Haran, and dwelt there,
AAnd Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
BAnd Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran;
CAnd they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
DAnd the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together:
EFor their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
FAnd they separated themselves the one from the other.
GAbram dwelled in the land of Canaan,
Part 5 - The Abrahamic Covenant
1And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
2And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
3And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
4And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram,
5And said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
6And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
7And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
8As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
9Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham;
10For a father of many nations have I made thee.
11And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
12And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
13And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger,
14All the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
15And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
16This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee;
17Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
18And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin;
19And it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
20And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations,
21He that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
22He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised:
23And my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
24And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
25And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
26And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her:
27Yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
28Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart,
29Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
30And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
31And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac:
32And I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
33And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee:
34Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly;
35Twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
36But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
37And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
38And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house;
39And circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
40And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
41And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
42In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
43And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
44And the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
45At the set time of which God had spoken to him.
46And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
47And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
48And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
49And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
Part 6 - Sodom and Gomorrah
1And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham,
AAnd sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
Part 7 - The Cave Of Machpelah
1And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan:
2And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
3And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth,
4Saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you:
5Give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
6And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
7Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead;
8None of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
9And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
10And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight;
11Hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
12That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field;
13For as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
14And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth:
15And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
16Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee;
17In the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
18And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
19And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me:
20I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
21And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
22My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver;
23What is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
24And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth,
25Four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
27And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein,
28And all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about,
29Were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
30And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
31And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
32And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
33And he died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; And was gathered to his people.
34And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah,
35In the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
36The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth:
37There was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
38And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac;
Part 8 - Ishmael's Descendants
1And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations:
2The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
3And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
4Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
5These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles;
6Twelve princes according to their nations.
7And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years:
8And he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
9And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria:
10And he died in the presence of all his brethren.
Part 9 - Isaac
AAnd Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife,
BThe daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
1And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite,
2And Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
3Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
4And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth:
5If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?
6And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him,
7Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
8Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father;
9And take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
10And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
11And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
12And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
13When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence;
13And that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
14And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
15And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
16Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
i[Jacob took] the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
iiAnd God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
iiiAnd God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob,
ivBut Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
vAnd God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply;
viA nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
viiAnd the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
viiAnd God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
viiiAnd Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone:
ixAnd he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
xAnd Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.
xiNow the sons of Jacob were twelve:
xiThe sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
xThe sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
xiAnd the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
xiiAnd the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher:
xiiiThese are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.
xivAnd Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
xvAnd the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
xviAnd Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days:
xviiAnd his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
xviiiAnd Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
xixEsau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan;
xxAdah the daughter of Elon the Hittite,
xxiAnd Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
xxiiAnd Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
xxiiiAnd Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
xxivAnd Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah
xxvThese are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
xxviAnd these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
xxviiDuke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
xxviiiDuke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
xxixDuke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the Edomites.
Part 10 - The Move to Egypt
iAnd Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
AAnd Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt
1And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
2His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
3And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, .
4Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
5And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
6And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
7And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
8And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah:
9But Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
10And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
11And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
12These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah:
13All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
14And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
15And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister:
16And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
17These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
18The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
19And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim,
20Which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
21And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
22These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.
23And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
25These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.
26All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;
27And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls:
27All the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.
28And they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
29And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years:
29So the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
30And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
31And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people;
32And will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
33And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine;
34As Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
35And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
36And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people:
37Bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
38In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan,
39Which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.
40There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife;
41There they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife;
42And there I buried Leah.
43The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Heth.
44And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed,
45And yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
46And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
47For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah,
48Which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
49And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied,
50And waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
Part 11 - The Commission of Moses
1And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
2And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field:
3All their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
4And the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried,
5And their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
6And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
7And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
8And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
9And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
10And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
11And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
12Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD,
13And I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage,
14And I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
15And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God:
16And ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
17And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob;
18And I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
19And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel:
20But they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
21And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
22Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
23And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me;
23How then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
24And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh:
25And Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
26Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.
27And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
28But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt,
29And bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
30And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.
31And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they.
32And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
33And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
34When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you:
35Then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
Part 12 - The Plagues in Egypt
1And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded:
2And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
3Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers:
4Now the magicians of Egypt, They also did in like manner with their enchantments.
5For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
6And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
7And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water,
8That they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
9And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded;
10And he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants;
11And the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river;
12And there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
13And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments:
14And Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.
15And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.
16And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
17And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
18[And Pharaoh] hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
19And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
20And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
21And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.
22Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
23And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace,
24And let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh, and it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt.
25And shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
26And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven;
27And it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
28And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils;
29For the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
30And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
Part 13 - The Passover
1And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,
2This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying,
4In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
5And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls;
6Every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
7Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year:
8Ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
9And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month:
10And the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
11And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
12And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
13Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire;
14His head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
15And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
16And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand;
17And ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's passover.
18For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast;
19And against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
20And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are:
21And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
22And this day shall be unto you for a memorial;
23And ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
24Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses:
25For whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
26And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you;
27No manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
28And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt:
29Therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
30In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
31Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses:
32For whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
33Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
34And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
35Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
36And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
37And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
38But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
39A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
40In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
41All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
42And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it;
43And he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
44One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
Part 14 - The Escape from Egypt
1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
3For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
4And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them;
5And I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
6And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel:
7All the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army,
8And overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
when Pharaoh drew nigh, and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
10And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me?
11Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
12But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it:
13And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
14And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them:
15And I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
16And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
17And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
18And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground:
19And the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
20And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea,
21Even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
22And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea,
23That the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
24And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea,
25And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them;
26There remained not so much as one of them.
27But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea;
28And the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Part 15 - The Food Supply
1And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
2And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt,
3When we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full;
4For ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
5And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
6And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD;
7For that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
8And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full;
9For that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.
10And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.
11And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel,
12That they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
13And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
14I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying,
15At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.
16And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp:
17And in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
18And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness
19There lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
20And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was.
21And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
22This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating,
23An omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
24And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
25And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over,
26And he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
27And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
28Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning,
29And it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
30And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man:
31And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses, and he said unto them,
32This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD:
33Bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe;
34And that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
35And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade:
36And it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
37And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
38Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
39And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna:
40And it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
41And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations;
42That they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
43And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.
44As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
45And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited;
46Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
Part 16 - The Ten Commandments
1In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt,
2The same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
3And God spake all these words, saying,
4I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
5Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
6Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
7Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:
8Ffor I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
9And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
10Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain;
11For the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
12Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
13Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
14But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
15In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
16For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:
17Wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
18Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
19Thou shalt not kill.
20Thou shalt not commit adultery.
21Thou shalt not steal.
22Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
23Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
24And a cloud covered the mount.
25And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days:
26And the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
27And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Part 16 - Instructions for the Tabernacle
1And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount:
2And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
3Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering:
4Of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.
5And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
6And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
7And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
8Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,
9Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
10And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
11According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle,
12And the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
13And they shall make an ark of shittim wood:
14Two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
15And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
16And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof;
17And two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
18And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
19And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.
20The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.
21And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
22And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold:
23Two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
24And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
25And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end:
26Even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
27And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings,
28And their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
29And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark;
30And in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
31And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat,
32From between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony,
33Of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
34Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood:
35Two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
36And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
37And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.
38And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.
39Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.
40And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
41And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them.
42And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.
43And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made:
44His shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
45And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:
46Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch;
47And three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.
48And in the candlesticks shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.
49And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, .
50And a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.
51Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.
52And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.
53And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.
54Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
55And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.
66Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.
67The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
68The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.
69And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling;
60And likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
61Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.
62And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
63And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.
64The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.
65And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
76And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
77And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
78And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.
79And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent,
70It shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
71And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.
72And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.
73Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.
74Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against another:
75Thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
86And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward.
87And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards;
88Two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
89And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards:
80And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
81And for the sides of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards.
82And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
83And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it unto one ring:
84Thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.
85And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets;
96Two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
97And thou shalt make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
98And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the two sides westward.
99And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.
90And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold.
91And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was shewed thee in the mount.
92And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:
93And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
94And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
95And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
106And thou shalt set the table without the vail,
107And the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south:
108And thou shalt put the table on the north side.
109And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
100And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, .
101And overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
102And thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
103And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad;
104The altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.
105And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof:
116His horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.
117And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.
118And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass;
119And upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof.
110And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.
111And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.
112And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.
113Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.
114And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle:
115For the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side:
126And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass;
127The hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.
128And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long,
129And his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
120And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.
121And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
122The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
123And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
124And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.
125All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.
136The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.
137All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.
138And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
139In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony,
130Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD:
131It shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
Part 17 - Instructions for Priesty Vestments
1And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
2Even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
3And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.
4And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom,
5That they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
6And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle:
7And they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
8And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
9And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work.
10It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together.
11And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
12And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel:
13Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.
14With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.
15And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel:
16And Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
17And thou shalt make ouches of gold;
18And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.
19And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it;
20Of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it.
21Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.
22And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones:
23The first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.
24And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
25And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
26And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.
27And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet;
28Every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.
29And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen work of pure gold.
30And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
31And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.
32And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod before it.
33And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which is in the side of the ephod inward.
34And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath,
35Toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
36And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue,
37That it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.
38And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
39And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth in before the LORD:
40And Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
41And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
42And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof:
43It shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.
44And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof;
45And bells of gold between them round about: A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
46And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.
47And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
48And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
49And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts;
50And it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
51And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of needlework.
52And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, .
53And bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.
54And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him;
55And shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
56And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness;
57From the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:
58And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation,
59Or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die:
60It shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.
Part 18 - Instructions for Consecrating Priests
1And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office:
2Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,
3And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.
4And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.
5And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.
6And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod:
7And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
8Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
9And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them.
10And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them:
11And the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
12And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation:
13And Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.
14And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
15And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood beside the bottom of the altar.
16And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul that is above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar.
17But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.
18Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
19And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar.
20And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head.
21And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD:
22It is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
23And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
24Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons,
25And upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
26And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him:
27And he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.
28Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration:
29And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD:
30And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.
31And thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a burnt offering,
32For a sweet savour before the LORD: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
33And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron's consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be thy part.
34And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved,
35And which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons:
36And it shall be Aaron's and his sons' by a statute for ever from the children of Israel: for it is an heave offering:
37And it shall be an heave offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave offering unto the LORD.
38And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to be anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them.
39And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place.
40And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, and seethe his flesh in the holy place.
41And 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 the congregation.
42And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them:
43But a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
44And if ought of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the morning,
45Then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
46And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all things which I have commanded thee:
47Seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
Part 19 - Instructions for Continual Burnt Offerings
1And thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement:
2And thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.
3Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it;
4And it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
5Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar;
6Two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
7The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:
8And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil;
9And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering.
10And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning,
11And according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
12This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations
13At the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
14And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory.
15And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar:
16I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office.
17And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.
18And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.
Part 20 - Instructions for the Use of Incense
1And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.
2A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be:
3And two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same.
4And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.
5And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it;
6And they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.
7And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
8And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.
9And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning:
10When he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
11And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
12Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
13And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements:
14Once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.
Part 21 - Instructions for a Tithe
1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them;
3That there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.
4This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary:
5(A shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.
6Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.
7The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel,
8When they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
9And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation;
10That it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
11And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Part 22- Instructions for a Wash Basin
1Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal:
2And thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.
3For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat:
4When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not;
5Or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:
6So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not:
7And it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.
Part 23 - Instructions for Holy Ointment and Perfume
1Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels,
3And of sweet cinnamon half so much, Even two hundred and fifty shekels,
4And of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
5And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary,
6And of oil olive an hin:
7And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
8And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
9And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense,
10And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.
11And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy:
12Whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
13And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them,
14That they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
15And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying,
16This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.
17Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
18Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.
19And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum;
20These sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:
21And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:
22And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
23And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.
24Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.
Part 24 - Appointing Craftsmen
1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan:
7And in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
8The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,
9And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,
10And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,
11And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office,
12And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place:
13According to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.
Part 25 - The Importance of the Sabbath
1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep:
3For it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
4Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death:
5For whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
6Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD:
7Whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
8Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
9It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Parts 26 - 98 (the end)
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