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Book 02 Exodus 001:001 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt (every man and his household came with Jacob): 001:002 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 001:003 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 001:004 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 001:005 All the souls who came out of Jacob's body were seventy souls, and Joseph was in Egypt already. 001:006 Joseph died, as did all his brothers, and all that generation. 001:007 The children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them. 001:008 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who didn't know Joseph. 001:009 He said to his people, "Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we. 001:010 Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it happen that when any war breaks out, they also join themselves to our enemies, and fight against us, and escape out of the land." 001:011 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses. 001:012 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Israel. 001:013 The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Israel serve, 001:014 and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve. 001:015 The king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah, 001:016 and he said, "When you perform the duty of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birth stool; if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live." 001:017 But the midwives feared God, and didn't do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive. 001:018 The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and have saved the boys alive?" 001:019 The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women aren't like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous, and give birth before the midwife comes to them." 001:020 God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty. 001:021 It happened, because the midwives feared God, that he gave them families. 001:022 Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, "You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive." 002:001 A man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi as his wife. 002:002 The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. 002:003 When she could no longer hide him, she took a papyrus basket for him, and coated it with tar and with pitch. She put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river's bank. 002:004 His sister stood far off, to see what would be done to him. 002:005 Pharaoh's daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her handmaid to get it. 002:006 She opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the baby cried. She had compassion on him, and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children." 002:007 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?" 002:008 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." The maiden went and called the child's mother. 002:009 Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages." The woman took the child, and nursed it. 002:010 The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses,{"Moses" sounds like the Hebrew for "draw out".} and said, "Because I drew him out of the water." 002:011 It happened in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brothers, and looked at their burdens. He saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers. 002:012 He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. 002:013 He went out the second day, and behold, two men of the Hebrews were fighting with each other. He said to him who did the wrong, "Why do you strike your fellow?" 002:014 He said, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you plan to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?" Moses was afraid, and said, "Surely this thing is known." 002:015 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and lived in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well. 002:016 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 002:017 The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 002:018 When they came to Reuel, their father, he said, "How is it that you have returned so early today?" 002:019 They said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock." 002:020 He said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread." 002:021 Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter. 002:022 She bore a son, and he named him Gershom,{"Gershom" sounds like the Hebrew for "an alien there."} for he said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land." 002:023 It happened in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. 002:024 God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 002:025 God saw the children of Israel, and God was concerned about them. 003:001 Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to God's mountain, to Horeb. 003:002 The angel of Yahweh appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 003:003 Moses said, "I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt." 003:004 When Yahweh saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, "Moses! Moses!" He said, "Here I am." 003:005 He said, "Don't come close. Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place you are standing on is holy ground." 003:006 Moreover he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look at God. 003:007 Yahweh said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. 003:008 I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 003:009 Now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 003:010 Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt." 003:011 Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?" 003:012 He said, "Certainly I will be with you. This will be the token to you, that I have sent you: when you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain." 003:013 Moses said to God, "Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you;' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' What should I tell them?" 003:014 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM," and he said, "You shall tell the children of Israel this: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" 003:015 God said moreover to Moses, "You shall tell the children of Israel this, '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. 003:016 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and tell them, 'Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, "I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt; 003:017 and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey."' 003:018 They will listen to your voice, and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall tell him, 'Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Now please let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh, our God.' 003:019 I know that the king of Egypt won't give you permission to go, no, not by a mighty hand. 003:020 I will put forth my hand and strike Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst of it, and after that he will let you go. 003:021 I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, and it will happen that when you go, you shall not go empty-handed. 003:022 But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her who visits her house, jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters. You shall despoil the Egyptians. 004:001 Moses answered, "But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, 'Yahweh has not appeared to you.'" 004:002 Yahweh said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A rod." 004:003 He said, "Throw it on the ground." He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses ran away from it. 004:004 Yahweh said to Moses, "Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail." He put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand. 004:005 "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." 004:006 Yahweh said furthermore to him, "Now put your hand inside your cloak." He put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as white as snow. 004:007 He said, "Put your hand inside your cloak again." He put his hand inside his cloak again, and when he took it out of his cloak, behold, it had turned again as his other flesh. 004:008 "It will happen, if they will neither believe you nor listen to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. 004:009 It will happen, if they will not believe even these two signs, neither listen to your voice, that you shall take of the water of the river, and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take out of the river will become blood on the dry land." 004:010 Moses said to Yahweh, "Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue." 004:011 Yahweh said to him, "Who made man's mouth? Or who makes one mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Isn't it I, Yahweh? 004:012 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall speak." 004:013 He said, "Oh, Lord, please send someone else." 004:014 The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Moses, and he said, "What about Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Also, behold, he comes forth to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. 004:015 You shall speak to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do. 004:016 He will be your spokesman to the people; and it will happen, that he will be to you a mouth, and you will be to him as God. 004:017 You shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs." 004:018 Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, "Please let me go and return to my brothers who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive." Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace." 004:019 Yahweh said to Moses in Midian, "Go, return into Egypt; for all the men who sought your life are dead." 004:020 Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt. Moses took God's rod in his hand. 004:021 Yahweh said to Moses, "When you go back into Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand, but I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go. 004:022 You shall tell Pharaoh, 'Thus says Yahweh, Israel is my son, my firstborn, 004:023 and I have said to you, "Let my son go, that he may serve me;" and you have refused to let him go. Behold, I will kill your son, your firstborn.'" 004:024 It happened on the way at a lodging place, that Yahweh met him and wanted to kill him. 004:025 Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me." 004:026 So he let him alone. Then she said, "You are a bridegroom of blood," because of the circumcision. 004:027 Yahweh said to Aaron, "Go into the wilderness to meet Moses." He went, and met him on God's mountain, and kissed him. 004:028 Moses told Aaron all the words of Yahweh with which he had sent him, and all the signs with which he had charged him. 004:029 Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel. 004:030 Aaron spoke all the words which Yahweh had spoken to Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 004:031 The people believed, and when they heard that Yahweh had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped. 005:001 Afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said to Pharaoh, "This is what Yahweh, the God of Israel, says, 'Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.'" 005:002 Pharaoh said, "Who is Yahweh, that I should listen to his voice to let Israel go? I don't know Yahweh, and moreover I will not let Israel go." 005:003 They said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Yahweh, our God, lest he fall on us with pestilence, or with the sword." 005:004 The king of Egypt said to them, "Why do you, Moses and Aaron, take the people from their work? Get back to your burdens!" 005:005 Pharaoh said, "Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens." 005:006 The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, 005:007 "You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick, as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves. 005:008 The number of the bricks, which they made before, you require from them. You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.' 005:009 Let heavier work be laid on the men, that they may labor therein; and don't let them pay any attention to lying words." 005:010 The taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, This is what Pharaoh says: "I will not give you straw. 005:011 Go yourselves, get straw where you can find it, for nothing of your work shall be diminished." 005:012 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw. 005:013 The taskmasters were urgent saying, "Fulfill your work quota daily, as when there was straw!" 005:014 The officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, "Why haven't you fulfilled your quota both yesterday and today, in making brick as before?" 005:015 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, "Why do you deal this way with your servants? 005:016 No straw is given to your servants, and they tell us, 'Make brick!' and behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people." 005:017 But he said, "You are idle! You are idle! Therefore you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to Yahweh.' 005:018 Go therefore now, and work, for no straw shall be given to you, yet shall you deliver the same number of bricks!" 005:019 The officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in trouble, when it was said, "You shall not diminish anything from your daily quota of bricks!" 005:020 They met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: 005:021 and they said to them, "May Yahweh look at you, and judge, because you have made us a stench to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us." 005:022 Moses returned to Yahweh, and said, "Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Why is it that you have sent me? 005:023 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people; neither have you delivered your people at all." 006:001 Yahweh said to Moses, "Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh, for by a strong hand he shall let them go, and by a strong hand he shall drive them out of his land." 006:002 God spoke to Moses, and said to him, "I am Yahweh; 006:003 and I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Yahweh I was not known to them. 006:004 I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their travels, in which they lived as aliens. 006:005 Moreover I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered my covenant. 006:006 Therefore tell the children of Israel, 'I am Yahweh, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments: 006:007 and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God; and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 006:008 I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you for a heritage: I am Yahweh.'" 006:009 Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they didn't listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage. 006:010 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 006:011 "Go in, speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land." 006:012 Moses spoke before Yahweh, saying, "Behold, the children of Israel haven't listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, who am of uncircumcised lips?" 006:013 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a charge to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. 006:014 These are the heads of their fathers' houses. The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben. 006:015 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon. 006:016 These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were one hundred thirty-seven years. 006:017 The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families. 006:018 The sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohath were one hundred thirty-three years. 006:019 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations. 006:020 Amram took Jochebed his father's sister to himself as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty-seven years. 006:021 The sons of Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. 006:022 The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri. 006:023 Aaron took Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, as his wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 006:024 The sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites. 006:025 Eleazar Aaron's son took one of the daughters of Putiel as his wife; and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites according to their families. 006:026 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom Yahweh said, "Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies." 006:027 These are those who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt. These are that Moses and Aaron. 006:028 It happened on the day when Yahweh spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 006:029 that Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "I am Yahweh. Speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak to you." 006:030 Moses said before Yahweh, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?" 007:001 Yahweh said to Moses, "Behold, I have made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. 007:002 You shall speak all that I command you; and Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. 007:003 I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. 007:004 But Pharaoh will not listen to you, and I will lay my hand on Egypt, and bring forth my armies, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. 007:005 The Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh, when I stretch forth my hand on Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them." 007:006 Moses and Aaron did so. As Yahweh commanded them, so they did. 007:007 Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh. 007:008 Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 007:009 "When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, 'Perform a miracle!' then you shall tell Aaron, 'Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent.'" 007:010 Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as Yahweh had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 007:011 Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers. They also, the magicians of Egypt, did in like manner with their enchantments. 007:012 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. 007:013 Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he didn't listen to them; as Yahweh had spoken. 007:014 Yahweh said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is stubborn. He refuses to let the people go. 007:015 Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Behold, 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. 007:016 You shall tell 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:" and behold, until now you haven't listened. 007:017 Thus says Yahweh, "In this you shall know that I am Yahweh. Behold, I will strike with the rod that is in my hand on the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 007:018 The fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall become foul; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink water from the river."'" 007:019 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.'" 007:020 Moses and Aaron did so, as Yahweh commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. 007:021 The fish that were in the river died; and the river became foul, and the Egyptians couldn't drink water from the river; and the blood was throughout all the land of Egypt. 007:022 The magicians of Egypt did in like manner with their enchantments; and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he didn't listen to them; as Yahweh had spoken. 007:023 Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he lay even this to heart. 007:024 All the Egyptians dug round about the river for water to drink; for they couldn't drink of the water of the river. 007:025 Seven days were fulfilled, after Yahweh had struck the river. 008:001 Yahweh spoke to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, "This is what Yahweh says, 'Let my people go, that they may serve me. 008:002 If you refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your borders with frogs: 008:003 and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs: 008:004 and the frogs shall come up both on you, and on your people, and on all your servants.'" 008:005 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.'" 008:006 Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. 008:007 The magicians did in like manner with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt. 008:008 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, "Entreat Yahweh, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Yahweh." 008:009 Moses said to Pharaoh, "I give you the honor of setting the time that I should pray for you, and for your servants, and for your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, and remain in the river only." 008:010 He said, "Tomorrow." He said, "Be it according to your word, that you may know that there is none like Yahweh our God. 008:011 The frogs shall depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only." 008:012 Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to Yahweh concerning the frogs which he had brought on Pharaoh. 008:013 Yahweh did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields. 008:014 They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank. 008:015 But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart, and didn't listen to them, as Yahweh had spoken. 008:016 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.'" 008:017 They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were lice on man, and on animal; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 008:018 The magicians tried with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they couldn't. There were lice on man, and on animal. 008:019 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God:" and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he didn't listen to them; as Yahweh had spoken. 008:020 Yahweh said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; behold, he comes forth to the water; and tell him, 'This is what Yahweh says, "Let my people go, that they may serve me. 008:021 Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you, and on your servants, and on your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. 008:022 I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you may know that I am Yahweh in the midst of the earth. 008:023 I will put a division between my people and your people: by tomorrow shall this sign be."'" 008:024 Yahweh did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies. 008:025 Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God in the land!" 008:026 Moses said, "It isn't appropriate to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to Yahweh our God. Behold, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and won't they stone us? 008:027 We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Yahweh our God, as he shall command us." 008:028 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. Pray for me." 008:029 Moses said, "Behold, I go out from you, and I will pray to Yahweh that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow; only don't let Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Yahweh." 008:030 Moses went out from Pharaoh, and prayed to Yahweh. 008:031 Yahweh did according to the word of Moses, and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. There remained not one. 008:032 Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he didn't let the people go. 009:001 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, 'This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: "Let my people go, that they may serve me. 009:002 For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still, 009:003 behold, the hand of Yahweh is on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks with a very grievous pestilence. 009:004 Yahweh will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt; and there shall nothing die of all that belongs to the children of Israel."'" 009:005 Yahweh appointed a set time, saying, "Tomorrow Yahweh shall do this thing in the land." 009:006 Yahweh did that thing on the next day; and all the livestock of Egypt died, but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died. 009:007 Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the livestock of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he didn't let the people go. 009:008 Yahweh said to Moses and to Aaron, "Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the sky in the sight of Pharaoh. 009:009 It shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal, throughout all the land of Egypt." 009:010 They took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward the sky; and it became a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal. 009:011 The magicians couldn't stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boils were on the magicians, and on all the Egyptians. 009:012 Yahweh hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he didn't listen to them, as Yahweh had spoken to Moses. 009:013 Yahweh said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, 'This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: "Let my people go, that they may serve me. 009:014 For this time I will send all my plagues against your heart, against your officials, and against your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. 009:015 For now I would have put forth my hand, and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth; 009:016 but indeed for this cause I have made you stand: to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth; 009:017 as you still exalt yourself against my people, that you won't let them go. 009:018 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now. 009:019 Now therefore command that all of your livestock and all that you have in the field be brought into shelter. Every man and animal that is found in the field, and isn't brought home, the hail shall come down on them, and they shall die."'" 009:020 Those who feared the word of Yahweh among the servants of Pharaoh made their servants and their livestock flee into the houses. 009:021 Whoever didn't regard the word of Yahweh left his servants and his livestock in the field. 009:022 Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch forth your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man, and on animal, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt." 009:023 Moses stretched forth his rod toward the heavens, and Yahweh sent thunder, hail, and lightning flashed down to the earth. Yahweh rained hail on the land of Egypt. 009:024 So there was very severe hail, and lightning mixed with the hail, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 009:025 The hail struck throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and animal; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field. 009:026 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail. 009:027 Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time. Yahweh is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. 009:028 Pray to Yahweh; for there has been enough of mighty thunderings and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer." 009:029 Moses said to him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to Yahweh. The thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is Yahweh's. 009:030 But as for you and your servants, I know that you don't yet fear Yahweh God." 009:031 The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom. 009:032 But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they had not grown up. 009:033 Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands to Yahweh; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth. 009:034 When Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. 009:035 The heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he didn't let the children of Israel go, just as Yahweh had spoken through Moses. 010:001 Yahweh said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I may show these my signs in the midst of them, 010:002 and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your son's son, what things I have done to Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am Yahweh." 010:003 Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and said to him, "This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me. 010:004 Or else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country, 010:005 and they shall cover the surface of the earth, so that one won't be able to see the earth. They shall eat the residue of that which has escaped, which remains to you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field. 010:006 Your houses shall be filled, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; as neither your fathers nor your fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.'" He turned, and went out from Pharaoh. 010:007 Pharaoh's servants said to him, "How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve Yahweh, their God. Don't you yet know that Egypt is destroyed?" 010:008 Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh, and he said to them, "Go, serve Yahweh your God; but who are those who will go?" 010:009 Moses said, "We will go with our young and with our old; with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast to Yahweh." 010:010 He said to them, "Yahweh be with you if I will let you go with your little ones! See, evil is clearly before your faces. 010:011 Not so! Go now you who are men, and serve Yahweh; for that is what you desire!" They were driven out from Pharaoh's presence. 010:012 Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left." 010:013 Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 010:014 The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt. They were very grievous. Before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. 010:015 For they covered the surface 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. There remained nothing green, either tree or herb of the field, through all the land of Egypt. 010:016 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and he said, "I have sinned against Yahweh your God, and against you. 010:017 Now therefore please forgive my sin again, and pray to Yahweh your God, that he may also take away from me this death." 010:018 He went out from Pharaoh, and prayed to Yahweh. 010:019 Yahweh turned an exceeding strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea{or, Sea of Reeds}. There remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt. 010:020 But Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he didn't let the children of Israel go. 010:021 Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt." 010:022 Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. 010:023 They didn't see one another, neither did anyone rise from his place for three days; but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. 010:024 Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, "Go, serve Yahweh. Only let your flocks and your herds stay behind. Let your little ones also go with you." 010:025 Moses said, "You must also give into our hand sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God. 010:026 Our livestock also shall go with us. There shall not a hoof be left behind, for of it we must take to serve Yahweh our God; and we don't know with what we must serve Yahweh, until we come there." 010:027 But Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he wouldn't let them go. 010:028 Pharaoh said to him, "Get away from me! Be careful to see my face no more; for in the day you see my face you shall die!" 010:029 Moses said, "You have spoken well. I will see your face again no more." 011:001 Yahweh said to Moses, "Yet one plague more will I bring on Pharaoh, and on Egypt; afterwards he will let you go. When he lets you go, he will surely thrust you out altogether. 011:002 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold." 011:003 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. 011:004 Moses said, "This is what Yahweh says: 'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt, 011:005 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 mill; and all the firstborn of livestock. 011:006 There shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been, nor shall be any more. 011:007 But against any of the children of Israel a dog won't even bark or move its tongue, against man or animal; that you may know that Yahweh makes a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel. 011:008 All these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, "Get out, with all the people who follow you;" and after that I will go out.'" He went out from Pharaoh in hot anger. 011:009 Yahweh said to Moses, "Pharaoh won't listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt." 011:010 Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, and Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he didn't let the children of Israel go out of his land. 012:001 Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 012:002 "This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you. 012:003 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth day of this month, they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household; 012:004 and if the household be too little for a lamb, then he and his neighbor next to his house shall take one according to the number of the souls; according to what everyone can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. 012:005 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats: 012:006 and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at evening. 012:007 They shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel, on the houses in which they shall eat it. 012:008 They shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and unleavened bread. They shall eat it with bitter herbs. 012:009 Don't eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted with fire; with its head, its legs and its inner parts. 012:010 You shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire. 012:011 This is how you shall eat it: with your waist girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is Yahweh's Passover. 012:012 For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and animal. Against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Yahweh. 012:013 The blood shall be to you for a token on the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be on you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. 012:014 This day shall be to you for a memorial, and you shall keep it a feast to Yahweh: throughout your generations you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. 012:015 "'Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away yeast out of your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. 012:016 In the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no manner of work shall be done in them, except that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you. 012:017 You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this same day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance forever. 012:018 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. 012:019 Seven days shall there be no yeast found in your houses, for whoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a foreigner, or one who is born in the land. 012:020 You shall eat nothing leavened. In all your habitations you shall eat unleavened bread.'" 012:021 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, "Draw out, and take lambs according to your families, and kill the Passover. 012:022 You shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. 012:023 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 will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to strike you. 012:024 You shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever. 012:025 It shall happen when you have come to the land which Yahweh will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep this service. 012:026 It will happen, when your children ask you, 'What do you mean by this service?' 012:027 that you shall say, 'It is the sacrifice of Yahweh's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians, and spared our houses.'" The people bowed their heads and worshiped. 012:028 The children of Israel went and did so; as Yahweh had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. 012:029 It happened 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. 012:030 Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead. 012:031 He called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, "Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve Yahweh, as you have said! 012:032 Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also!" 012:033 The Egyptians were urgent with the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, "We are all dead men." 012:034 The people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes on their shoulders. 012:035 The children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing. 012:036 Yahweh gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. They despoiled the Egyptians. 012:037 The children of Israel traveled from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, besides children. 012:038 A mixed multitude went up also with them, with flocks, herds, and even very much livestock. 012:039 They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it wasn't leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and couldn't wait, neither had they prepared for themselves any food. 012:040 Now the time that the children of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred thirty years. 012:041 It happened at the end of four hundred thirty years, even the same day it happened, that all the armies of Yahweh went out from the land of Egypt. 012:042 It is a night to be much observed to Yahweh for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. This is that night of Yahweh, to be much observed of all the children of Israel throughout their generations. 012:043 Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover. There shall no foreigner eat of it, 012:044 but every man's servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat of it. 012:045 A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat of it. 012:046 In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth anything of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone of it. 012:047 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. 012:048 When a stranger shall live as a foreigner with you, and will 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 one who is born in the land: but no uncircumcised person shall eat of it. 012:049 One law shall be to him who is born at home, and to the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you." 012:050 Thus did all the children of Israel. As Yahweh commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. 012:051 It happened the same day, that Yahweh brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies. 013:001 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 013:002 "Sanctify to me all of the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of animal. It is mine." 013:003 Moses said to the people, "Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yahweh brought you out from this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. 013:004 This day you go forth in the month Abib. 013:005 It shall be, when Yahweh shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, 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. 013:006 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to Yahweh. 013:007 Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and no leavened bread shall be seen with you, neither shall there be yeast seen with you, in all your borders. 013:008 You shall tell your son in that day, saying, 'It is because of that which Yahweh did for me when I came forth out of Egypt.' 013:009 It shall be for a sign to you on your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the law of Yahweh may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand Yahweh has brought you out of Egypt. 013:010 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year. 013:011 "It shall be, when Yahweh shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, as he swore to you and to your fathers, and shall give it you, 013:012 that you shall set apart to Yahweh all that opens the womb, and every firstborn which you have that comes from an animal. The males shall be Yahweh's. 013:013 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 you shall redeem all the firstborn of man among your sons. 013:014 It shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that you shall tell him, 'By strength of hand Yahweh brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage; 013:015 and it happened, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that Yahweh killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of animal. Therefore I sacrifice to Yahweh all that opens the womb, being males; but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.' 013:016 It shall be for a sign on your hand, and for symbols between your eyes: for by strength of hand Yahweh brought us forth out of Egypt." 013:017 It happened, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God didn't lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, "Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and they return to Egypt;" 013:018 but God led the people around by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea{or, Sea of Reeds}; and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt. 013:019 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had made the children of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones away from here with you." 013:020 They took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. 013:021 Yahweh went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night: 013:022 the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, didn't depart from before the people. 014:001 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 014:002 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea. 014:003 Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, 'They are entangled in the land. The wilderness has shut them in.' 014:004 I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will follow after them; and I will get honor over Pharaoh, and over all his armies; and the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh." They did so. 014:005 It was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?" 014:006 He made ready his chariot, and took his army with him; 014:007 and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of them. 014:008 Yahweh hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel; for the children of Israel went out with a high hand. 014:009 The Egyptians pursued after them: all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his army; and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baal Zephon. 014:010 When Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were very afraid. The children of Israel cried out to Yahweh. 014:011 They said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way, to bring us forth out of Egypt? 014:012 Isn't this the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians?' For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness." 014:013 Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh, which he will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again. 014:014 Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still." 014:015 Yahweh said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward. 014:016 Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground. 014:017 I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them: and I will get myself honor over Pharaoh, and over all his armies, over his chariots, and over his horsemen. 014:018 The Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have gotten myself honor over Pharaoh, over his chariots, and over his horsemen." 014:019 The angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them, and stood behind them. 014:020 It came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night: and the one didn't come near the other all the night. 014:021 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and Yahweh caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 014:022 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. 014:023 The Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea: all of Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 014:024 It happened in the morning watch, that Yahweh looked out on the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and confused the Egyptian army. 014:025 He took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them heavily; so that the Egyptians said, "Let's flee from the face of Israel, for Yahweh fights for them against the Egyptians!" 014:026 Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again on the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen." 014:027 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it. Yahweh overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 014:028 The waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even all Pharaoh's army that went in after them into the sea. There remained not so much as one of them. 014:029 But the children of Israel 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. 014:030 Thus Yahweh saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 014:031 Israel saw the great work which Yahweh did to the Egyptians, and the people feared Yahweh; and they believed in Yahweh, and in his servant Moses. 015:001 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to Yahweh, and said, "I will sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. 015:002 Yah is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise him; my father's God, and I will exalt him. 015:003 Yahweh is a man of war. Yahweh is his name. 015:004 He has cast Pharaoh's chariots and his army into the sea. His chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea{or, Sea of Reeds}. 015:005 The deeps cover them. They went down into the depths like a stone. 015:006 Your right hand, Yahweh, is glorious in power. Your right hand, Yahweh, dashes the enemy in pieces. 015:007 In the greatness of your excellency, you overthrow those who rise up against you. You send forth your wrath. It consumes them as stubble. 015:008 With the blast of your nostrils, the waters were piled up. The floods stood upright as a heap. The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea. 015:009 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.' 015:010 You blew with your wind. The sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters. 015:011 Who is like you, Yahweh, among the gods? Who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? 015:012 You stretched out your right hand. The earth swallowed them. 015:013 "You, in your loving kindness, have led the people that you have redeemed. You have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation. 015:014 The peoples have heard. They tremble. Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia. 015:015 Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed. Trembling takes hold of the mighty men of Moab. All the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away. 015:016 Terror and dread falls on them. By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone—until your people pass over, Yahweh, until the people pass over who you have purchased. 015:017 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, the place, Yahweh, which you have made for yourself to dwell in; the sanctuary, Lord, which your hands have established. 015:018 Yahweh shall reign forever and ever." 015:019 For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Yahweh brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea. 015:020 Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances. 015:021 Miriam answered them, "Sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea." 015:022 Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea{or, Sea of Reeds}, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 015:023 When they came to Marah, they couldn't drink from the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.{Marah means bitter.} 015:024 The people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?" 015:025 Then he cried to Yahweh. Yahweh showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them; 015:026 and he said, "If you will diligently listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am Yahweh who heals you." 015:027 They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters. 016:001 They took their journey 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 their departing out of the land of Egypt. 016:002 The whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness; 016:003 and the children of Israel said to them, "We wish that we had died by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots, when we ate our fill of bread, for you have brought us out into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger." 016:004 Then said Yahweh to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from the sky for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law, or not. 016:005 It shall come to pass on the sixth day, that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily." 016:006 Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, "At evening, then you shall know that Yahweh has brought you out from the land of Egypt; 016:007 and in the morning, then you shall see the glory of Yahweh; because he hears your murmurings against Yahweh. Who are we, that you murmur against us?" 016:008 Moses said, "Now Yahweh shall give you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to satisfy you; because Yahweh hears your murmurings which you murmur against him. And who are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against Yahweh." 016:009 Moses said to Aaron, "Tell all the congregation of the children of Israel, 'Come near before Yahweh, for he has heard your murmurings.'" 016:010 It happened, 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. 016:011 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 016:012 "I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At evening you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread: and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God.'" 016:013 It happened at evening that quail came up and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay around the camp. 016:014 When the dew that lay had gone, behold, on the surface of the wilderness was a small round thing, small as the frost on the ground. 016:015 When the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, "What is it?" For they didn't know what it was. Moses said to them, "It is the bread which Yahweh has given you to eat." 016:016 This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded: "Gather of it everyone according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, shall you take it, every man for those who are in his tent." 016:017 The children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less. 016:018 When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack. They gathered every man according to his eating. 016:019 Moses said to them, "Let no one leave of it until the morning." 016:020 Notwithstanding they didn't listen to Moses, but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was angry with them. 016:021 They gathered it morning by morning, everyone according to his eating. When the sun grew hot, it melted. 016:022 It happened that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one, and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 016:023 He said to them, "This is that which Yahweh has spoken, 'Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to Yahweh. Bake that which you want to bake, and boil that which you want to boil; and all that remains over lay up for yourselves to be kept until the morning.'" 016:024 They laid it up until the morning, as Moses asked, and it didn't become foul, neither was there any worm in it. 016:025 Moses said, "Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to Yahweh. Today you shall not find it in the field. 016:026 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day is the Sabbath. In it there shall be none." 016:027 It happened on the seventh day, that some of the people went out to gather, and they found none. 016:028 Yahweh said to Moses, "How long do you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws? 016:029 Behold, because Yahweh has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days. Everyone stay in his place. Let no one go out of his place on the seventh day." 016:030 So the people rested on the seventh day. 016:031 The house of Israel called the name of it Manna,{"Manna" means "What is it?"} and it was like coriander seed, white; and its taste was like wafers with honey. 016:032 Moses said, "This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded, 'Let an omer-full of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.'" 016:033 Moses said to Aaron, "Take a pot, and put an omer-full of manna in it, and lay it up before Yahweh, to be kept throughout your generations." 016:034 As Yahweh commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept. 016:035 The children of Israel ate the manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land. They ate the manna until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan. 016:036 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah. 017:001 All the congregation of the children of Israel traveled from the wilderness of Sin, by their journeys, according to Yahweh's commandment, and encamped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. 017:002 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Yahweh?" 017:003 The people were thirsty for water there; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?" 017:004 Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, "What shall I do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me." 017:005 Yahweh said to Moses, "Walk on before the people, and take the elders of Israel with you, and take the rod in your hand with which you struck the Nile, and go. 017:006 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb. You shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 017:007 He called the name of the place Massah,{Massah means testing.} and Meribah,{Meribah means quarreling.} because the children of Israel quarreled, and because they tested Yahweh, saying, "Is Yahweh among us, or not?" 017:008 Then Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 017:009 Moses said to Joshua, "Choose men for us, and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with God's rod in my hand." 017:010 So Joshua did as Moses had told him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 017:011 It happened, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 017:012 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side. His hands were steady until sunset. 017:013 Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 017:014 Yahweh said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky." 017:015 Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Yahweh our Banner.{Hebrew, Yahweh Nissi} 017:016 He said, "Yah has sworn: 'Yahweh will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'" 018:001 Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, how that Yahweh had brought Israel out of Egypt. 018:002 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, received Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away, 018:003 and her two sons. The name of one son was Gershom,{"Gershom" sounds like the Hebrew for "an alien there."} for Moses said, "I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land". 018:004 The name of the other was Eliezer,{Eliezer means "God is my helper."} for he said, "My father's God was my help and delivered me from Pharaoh's sword." 018:005 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses into the wilderness where he was encamped, at the Mountain of God. 018:006 He said to Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, have come to you with your wife, and her two sons with her. 018:007 Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed and kissed him. They asked each other of their welfare, and they came into the tent. 018:008 Moses told his father-in-law all that Yahweh had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardships that had come on them on the way, and how Yahweh delivered them. 018:009 Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which Yahweh had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. 018:010 Jethro said, "Blessed be Yahweh, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 018:011 Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all gods because of the thing in which they dealt arrogantly against them." 018:012 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God. Aaron came with all of the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God. 018:013 It happened on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from the morning to the evening. 018:014 When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, "What is this thing that you do for the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand around you from morning to evening?" 018:015 Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God. 018:016 When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws." 018:017 Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you do is not good. 018:018 You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you; for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to perform it yourself alone. 018:019 Listen now to my voice. I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You represent the people before God, and bring the causes to God. 018:020 You shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do. 018:021 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. 018:022 Let them judge the people at all times. It shall be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge themselves. So shall it be easier for you, and they shall share the load with you. 018:023 If you will do this thing, and God commands you so, then you will be able to endure, and all of these people also will go to their place in peace." 018:024 So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said. 018:025 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. 018:026 They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. 018:027 Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way into his own land. 019:001 In the third month after the children of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, on that same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 019:002 When they had departed from Rephidim, and had come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mountain. 019:003 Moses went up to God, and Yahweh called to him out of the mountain, saying, "This is what you shall tell the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 019:004 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself. 019:005 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own possession from among all peoples; for all the earth is mine; 019:006 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." 019:007 Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Yahweh commanded him. 019:008 All the people answered together, and said, "All that Yahweh has spoken we will do." Moses reported the words of the people to Yahweh. 019:009 Yahweh said to Moses, "Behold, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever." Moses told the words of the people to Yahweh. 019:010 Yahweh said to Moses, "Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments, 019:011 and be ready against the third day; for on the third day Yahweh will come down in the sight of all the people on Mount Sinai. 019:012 You shall set bounds to the people round about, saying, 'Be careful that you don't go up onto the mountain, or touch its border. Whoever touches the mountain shall be surely put to death. 019:013 No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether it is animal or man, he shall not live.' When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mountain." 019:014 Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. 019:015 He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Don't have sexual relations with a woman." 019:016 It happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled. 019:017 Moses led the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the lower part of the mountain. 019:018 Mount Sinai, the whole of it, smoked, because Yahweh descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. 019:019 When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice. 019:020 Yahweh came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain. Yahweh called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. 019:021 Yahweh said to Moses, "Go down, charge the people, lest they break through to Yahweh to gaze, and many of them perish. 019:022 Let the priests also, who come near to Yahweh, sanctify themselves, lest Yahweh break forth on them." 019:023 Moses said to Yahweh, "The people can't come up to Mount Sinai, for you charged us, saying, 'Set bounds around the mountain, and sanctify it.'" 019:024 Yahweh said to him, "Go down and you shall bring Aaron up with you, but don't let the priests and the people break through to come up to Yahweh, lest he break forth on them." 019:025 So Moses went down to the people, and told them. 020:001 God{After "God," the Hebrew has the two letters "Aleph Tav" (the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet), not as a word, but as a grammatical marker.} spoke all these words, saying, 020:002 "I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 020:003 You shall have no other gods before me. 020:004 "You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 020:005 you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me, 020:006 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 020:007 "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. 020:008 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 020:009 You shall labor six days, and do all your work, 020:010 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; 020:011 for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy. 020:012 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you. 020:013 "You shall not murder. 020:014 "You shall not commit adultery. 020:015 "You shall not steal. 020:016 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 020:017 "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." 020:018 All the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled, and stayed at a distance. 020:019 They said to Moses, "Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don't let God speak with us, lest we die." 020:020 Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid, for God has come to test you, and that his fear may be before you, that you won't sin." 020:021 The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was. 020:022 Yahweh said to Moses, "This is what you shall tell the children of Israel: 'You yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 020:023 You shall most certainly not make alongside of me gods of silver, or gods of gold for yourselves. 020:024 You shall make an altar of earth for me, and 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. 020:025 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones; for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it. 020:026 Neither shall you go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed to it.' 021:001 "Now these are the ordinances which you shall set before them. 021:002 "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything. 021:003 If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he is married, then his wife shall go out with him. 021:004 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself. 021:005 But if the servant shall plainly say, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go out free;' 021:006 then his master shall bring him to God, and shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever. 021:007 "If a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she shall not go out as the male servants do. 021:008 If she doesn't please her master, who has married her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her. 021:009 If he marries her to his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. 021:010 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights. 021:011 If he doesn't do these three things for her, she may go free without paying any money. 021:012 "One who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death, 021:013 but not if it is unintentional, but God allows it to happen: then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee. 021:014 If a man schemes and comes presumptuously on his neighbor to kill him, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die. 021:015 "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death. 021:016 "Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 021:017 "Anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. 021:018 "If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed; 021:019 if he rises again and walks around with his staff, then he who struck him shall be cleared: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall provide for his healing until he is thoroughly healed. 021:020 "If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished. 021:021 Notwithstanding, if he gets up after a day or two, he shall not be punished, for he is his property. 021:022 "If men fight and hurt a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely, and yet no harm follows, he shall be surely fined as much as the woman's husband demands and the judges allow. 021:023 But if any harm follows, then you must take life for life, 021:024 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 021:025 burning for burning, wound for wound, and bruise for bruise. 021:026 "If a man strikes his servant's eye, or his maid's eye, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. 021:027 If he strikes out his male servant's tooth, or his female servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. 021:028 "If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull shall surely be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the bull shall not be held responsible. 021:029 But if the bull had a habit of goring in the past, and it has been testified to its owner, and he has not kept it in, but it has killed a man or a woman, the bull shall be stoned, and its owner shall also be put to death. 021:030 If a ransom is laid on him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is laid on him. 021:031 Whether it has gored a son or has gored a daughter, according to this judgment it shall be done to him. 021:032 If the bull gores a male servant or a female servant, thirty shekels of silver shall be given to their master, and the ox shall be stoned. 021:033 "If a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and doesn't cover it, and a bull or a donkey falls into it, 021:034 the owner of the pit shall make it good. He shall give money to its owner, and the dead animal shall be his. 021:035 "If one man's bull injures another's, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live bull, and divide its price; and they shall also divide the dead animal. 021:036 Or if it is known that the bull was in the habit of goring in the past, and its owner has not kept it in, he shall surely pay bull for bull, and the dead animal shall be his own. 022:001 "If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it, or sells it; he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 022:002 If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him. 022:003 If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt of bloodshed for him; he shall make restitution. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 022:004 If the stolen property is found in his hand alive, whether it is ox, donkey, or sheep, he shall pay double. 022:005 "If a man causes a field or vineyard to be eaten, and lets his animal loose, and it grazes in another man's field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field, and from the best of his own vineyard. 022:006 "If fire breaks out, and catches in thorns so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; he who kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. 022:007 "If a man delivers to his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it is stolen out of the man's house; if the thief is found, he shall pay double. 022:008 If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out if he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods. 022:009 For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any kind of lost thing, about which one says, 'This is mine,' the cause of both parties shall come before God. He whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor. 022:010 "If a man delivers to his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep, and it dies or is injured, or driven away, no man seeing it; 022:011 the oath of Yahweh shall be between them both, whether he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. 022:012 But if it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to the owner of it. 022:013 If it is torn in pieces, let him bring it for evidence. He shall not make good that which was torn. 022:014 "If a man borrows anything of his neighbor's, and it is injured, or dies, the owner of it not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. 022:015 If the owner of it is with it, he shall not make it good. If it is a leased thing, it came for its lease. 022:016 "If a man entices a virgin who isn't pledged to be married, and lies with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife. 022:017 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. 022:018 "You shall not allow a sorceress to live. 022:019 "Whoever has sex with an animal shall surely be put to death. 022:020 "He who sacrifices to any god, except to Yahweh only, shall be utterly destroyed. 022:021 "You shall not wrong an alien, neither shall you oppress him, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. 022:022 "You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child. 022:023 If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry; 022:024 and my wrath will grow hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless. 022:025 "If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor; neither shall you charge him interest. 022:026 If you take your neighbor's garment as collateral, you shall restore it to him before the sun goes down, 022:027 for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What would he sleep in? It will happen, when he cries to me, that I will hear, for I am gracious. 022:028 "You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people. 022:029 "You shall not delay to offer from your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. "You shall give the firstborn of your sons to me. 022:030 You shall do likewise with your oxen and with your sheep. Seven days it shall be with its mother, then on the eighth day you shall give it me. 022:031 "You shall be holy men to me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn by animals in the field. You shall cast it to the dogs. 023:001 "You shall not spread a false report. Don't join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness. 023:002 You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice; 023:003 neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause. 023:004 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. 023:005 If you see the donkey of him who hates you fallen down under his burden, don't leave him, you shall surely help him with it. 023:006 "You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. 023:007 "Keep far from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked. 023:008 "You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous. 023:009 "You shall not oppress an alien, for you know the heart of an alien, seeing you were aliens in the land of Egypt. 023:010 "For six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in its increase, 023:011 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 animal of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove. 023:012 "Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the alien may be refreshed. 023:013 "Be careful to do all things that I have said to you; and don't invoke the name of other gods, neither let them be heard out of your mouth. 023:014 "You shall observe a feast to me three times a year. 023:015 You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it you came out from Egypt), and no one shall appear before me empty. 023:016 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you sow in the field: and the feast of harvest, at the end of the year, when you gather in your labors out of the field. 023:017 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Yahweh. 023:018 "You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread, neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning. 023:019 The first of the first fruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of Yahweh your God. "You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk. 023:020 "Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 023:021 Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Don't provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him. 023:022 But if you indeed listen to his voice, and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries. 023:023 For my angel shall go before you, and bring you in to the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I will cut them off. 023:024 You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor follow their practices, but you shall utterly overthrow

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