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Numbers 35:16-36:13

posted by mconsoli

If he struck him with a stone tool that could cause death, and death resulted, he is a murderer; the murderer must be put to death. imilarly, if the object with which he struck him was a wooden tool that […]

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Numbers 34:16-35:15

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: These are the names of the men through whom the land shall be apportioned for you: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun. And you shall also take a chieftain from each tribe […]

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Numbers 33:26-34:15

posted by mconsoli

They set out from Makheloth and encamped at Tahath. They set out from Tahath and encamped at Terah. They set out from Terah and encamped at Mithkah. They set out from Mithkah and encamped at Hashmonah. They set out from […]

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Numbers 32:20-33:25

posted by mconsoli

Moses said to them, “If you do this, if you go to battle as shock-troops, at the instance of the Lord, and every shock-fighter among you crosses the Jordan, at the instance of the Lord, until He has dispossessed His […]

Numbers 32:1-32:19

posted by mconsoli

The Reubenites and the Gadites owned cattle in very great numbers. Noting that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were a region suitable for cattle, the Gadites and the Reubenites came to Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the chieftains of […]

Numbers 31:13-31:54

posted by mconsoli

Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the chieftains of the community came out to meet them outside the camp. Moses became angry with the commanders of the army, the officers of thousands and the officers of hundreds, who had come […]

Numbers 30:2-31:12

posted by mconsoli

Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: This is what the Lord has commanded: If a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath imposing an obligation on himself, he shall not break his […]

Numbers 29:12-30:1

posted by mconsoli

On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, you shall observe a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations. Seven days you shall observe a festival of the Lord. You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by […]

Numbers 28:16-29:11

posted by mconsoli

In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, there shall be a passover sacrifice to the Lord, and on the fifteenth day of that month a festival. Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days. The first […]

Numbers 28:1-28:15

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Command the Israelite people and say to them: Be punctilious in presenting to Me at stated times the offerings of food due Me, as offerings by fire of pleasing odor to Me. Say to […]

Numbers 27:6-27:23

posted by mconsoli

And the Lord said to Moses, “The plea of Zelophehad’s daughters is just: you should give them a hereditary holding among their father’s kinsmen; transfer their father’s share to them. “Further, speak to the Israelite people as follows: ‘If a […]

Numbers 26:52-27:5

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Among these shall the land be apportioned as shares, according to the listed names: with larger groups increase the share, with smaller groups reduce the share. Each is to be assigned its share according […]

Numbers 26:5-26:51

posted by mconsoli

Reuben, Israel’s first-born. Descendants of Reuben: [Of] Enoch, the clan of the Enochites; of Pallu, the clan of the Palluites; of Hezron, the clan of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the clan of the Carmites. Those are the clans of the […]

Numbers 25:10-26:4

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Phinehas, son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite […]

Numbers 24:14-25:9

posted by mconsoli

And now, as I go back to my people, let me inform you of what this people will do to your people in days to come.” He took up his theme, and said: Word of Balaam son of Beor, Word […]

Numbers 23:27-24:13

posted by mconsoli

Then Balak said to Balaam, “Come now, I will take you to another place. Perhaps God will deem it right that you damn them for me there.” Balak took Balaam to the peak of Peor, which overlooks the wasteland. Balaam […]

Numbers 23:13-23:26

posted by mconsoli

Then Balak said to him, “Come with me to another place from which you can see them–you will see only a portion of them; you will not see all of them–and damn them for me from there.” With that, he […]

Numbers 22:39-23:12

posted by mconsoli

Balaam went with Balak and they came to Kiriath-huzoth. Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and had them served to Balaam and the dignitaries with him. In the morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth-baal. From there he could see a […]

Numbers 22:21-22:38

posted by mconsoli

When he arose in the morning, Balaam saddled his ass and departed with the Moabite dignitaries. But God was incensed at his going; so an angel of the Lord placed himself in his way as an adversary. He was riding […]

Numbers 22:13-22:20

posted by mconsoli

Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak’s dignitaries, “Go back to your own country, for the Lord will not let me go with you.” The Moabite dignitaries left, and they came to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to […]

Numbers 22:2-22:12

posted by mconsoli

Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. Moab was alarmed because that people was so numerous. Moab dreaded the Israelites, and Moab said to the elders of Midian, “Now this horde will lick clean […]

Numbers 21:21-22:1

posted by mconsoli

Israel now sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, “Let me pass through your country. We will not turn off into fields or vineyards, and we will not drink water from wells. We will follow the king’s highway […]

Numbers 21:10-21:20

posted by mconsoli

The Israelites marched on and encamped at Oboth. They set out from Oboth and encamped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness bordering on Moab to the east. From there they set out and encamped at the wadi Zered. From there they […]

Numbers 20:22-21:9

posted by mconsoli

the boundary of the land of Edom, the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Let Aaron be gathered to his kin: he is not to enter the land that I have assigned to the Israelite people, because you disobeyed my […]

Numbers 20:14-20:21

posted by mconsoli

From Kadesh, Moses sent messengers to the king of Edom: “Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the hardships that have befallen us; that our ancestors went down to Egypt, that we dwelt in Egypt a long time, and […]

Numbers 20:7-20:13

posted by mconsoli

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “You and your brother Aaron take the rod and assemble the community, and before their very eyes order the rock to yield its water. Thus you shall produce water for them from the […]

Numbers 19:18-20:6

posted by mconsoli

A person who is clean shall take hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle on the tent and on all the vessels and people who were there, or on him who touched the bones or the person who was […]

Numbers 19:1-19:17

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: This is the ritual law that the Lord has commanded: Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no […]

Numbers 18:21-18:32

posted by mconsoli

And to the Levites I hereby give all the tithes in Israel as their share in return for the services that they perform, the services of the Tent of Meeting. Henceforth, Israelites shall not trespass on the Tent of Meeting, […]

Numbers 17:25-18:20

posted by mconsoli

The Lord said to Moses, “Put Aaron’s staff back before the Pact, to be kept as a lesson to rebels, so that their mutterings against Me may cease, lest they die.” This Moses did; just as the Lord had commanded […]

Numbers 17:16-17:24

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people and take from them–from the chieftains of their ancestral houses–one staff for each chieftain of an ancestral house: twelve staffs in all. Inscribe each man’s name on his staff, […]

Numbers 17:9-17:15

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Remove yourselves from this community, that I may annihilate them in an instant.” They fell on their faces. Then Moses said to Aaron, “Take the fire pan, and put on it fire from the […]

Numbers 16:20-17:8

posted by mconsoli

…And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “Stand back from this community that I may annihilate them in an instant!” But they fell on their faces and said, “O God, Source of the breath of all flesh! When […]

Numbers 16:14-16:19

posted by mconsoli

Even if you had brought us to a land flowing with milk and honey, and given us possession of fields and vineyards, should you gouge out those men’s eyes? We will not come!” Moses was much aggrieved and he said […]

Numbers 16:1-16:13

posted by mconsoli

Now Korah, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth–descendants of Reuben–to rise up against Moses, together with two hundred and fifty Israelites, chieftains […]

Numbers 15:27-15:41

posted by mconsoli

In case it is an individual who has sinned unwittingly, he shall offer a she-goat in its first year as a sin offering. The priest shall make expiation before the Lord on behalf of the person who erred, for he […]

Numbers 15:17-15:26

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land to which I am taking you and you eat of the bread of the land, you shall set some aside […]

Numbers 15:8-15:16

posted by mconsoli

And if it is an animal from the herd that you offer to the Lord as a burnt offering or as a sacrifice, in fulfillment of a vow explicitly uttered or as an offering of well-being, there shall be offered […]

Numbers 14:26-15:7

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke further to Moses and Aaron, “How much longer shall that wicked community keep muttering against Me? Very well, I have heeded the incessant muttering of the Israelites against Me. Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the […]

Numbers 14:8-14:25

posted by mconsoli

If the Lord is pleased with us, He will bring us into that land, a land that flows with milk and honey, and give it to us; only you must not rebel against the Lord. Have no fear then of […]

Numbers 13:21-14:7

posted by mconsoli

They went up and scouted the land, from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, at Lebo-hamath. They went up into the Negeb and came to Hebron, where lived Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the Anakites.–Now Hebron was founded seven years before […]

Numbers 13:1-13:20

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men to scout the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelite people; send one man from each of their ancestral tribes, each one a chieftain among them.” So Moses, by […]

Numbers 11:23-12:16

posted by mconsoli

And the Lord answered Moses, “Is there a limit to the Lord’s power? You shall soon see whether what I have said happens to you or not!” Moses went out and reported the words of the Lord to the people. […]

Numbers 10:11-36; 11:1-15

posted by mconsoli

In the second year, on the twentieth day of the second month, the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle of the Pact 12 and the Israelites set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai. The cloud came to rest […]

Numbers 9:1-9:23; 10; 1-10

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, on the first new moon of the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, saying: Let the Israelite people offer the passover sacrifice at its set time: […]

Numbers 8:1-26

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and say to him, “When you mount the lamps, let the seven lamps give light at the front of the lampstand.” Aaron did so; he mounted the lamps at the front […]

Deuteronomy 15:19-23; 16: 1-17, Numbers 28; 26-31

posted by mconsoli

This reading is from the special Torah portion read on the second day of Shavuot You shall consecrate to the Lord your God all male firstlings that are born in your herd and in your flock: you must not work […]

Exodus 20:7-23; Numbers 28: 26-31

posted by mconsoli

This reading is from the special Torah portion read on the first day of Shavuot. You shall not swear falsely by the name of the Lord your God; for the Lord will not clear one who swears falsely by His […]

Exodus 19:1-25; 20:1-6

posted by mconsoli

This reading is from the special Torah portion read on the first day of Shavuot. On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone forth from the land of Egypt, on that very day, they entered the wilderness of […]

Numbers 7:72-7:89

posted by mconsoli

On the eleventh day, it was the chieftain of the Asherites, Pagiel son of Ochran. His offering: one silver bowl weighing 130 shekels and one silver basin of 70 shekels by the sanctuary weight, both filled with choice flour with […]

Numbers 7:42-7:71

posted by mconsoli

On the sixth day, it was the chieftain of the Gadites, Eliasaph son of Deuel. His offering: one silver bowl weighing 130 shekels and one silver basin of 70 shekels by the sanctuary weight, both filled with choice flour with […]

Numbers 7:1-7:41

posted by mconsoli

On the day that Moses finished setting up the Tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings, as well as the altar and its utensils. When he had anointed and consecrated them, the chieftains of Israel, the heads […]

Numbers 5:27-6:27

posted by mconsoli

Once he has made her drink the water–if she has defiled herself by breaking faith with her husband, the spell-inducing water shall enter into her to bring on bitterness, so that her belly shall distend and her thigh shall sag; […]

Numbers 5:1-5:26

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Instruct the Israelites to remove from camp anyone with an eruption or a discharge and anyone defiled by a corpse. Remove male and female alike; put them outside the camp so that they do […]

Numbers 4:38-4:49

posted by mconsoli

The Gershonites who were recorded by the clans of their ancestral house, from the age of thirty years up to the age of fifty, all who were subject to service for work relating to the Tent of Meeting–those recorded by […]

Numbers 4:21-4:37

posted by mconsoli

The Lord spoke to Moses: Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans. Record them from the age of thirty years up to the age of fifty, all who are subject to service […]

Numbers 4:1-4:20

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: Take a [separate] census of the Kohathites among the Levites, by the clans of their ancestral house, from the age of thirty years up to the age of fifty, all who are […]

Numbers 3:40-3:51

posted by rphillips

The Lord said to Moses: Record every first-born male of the Israelite people from the age of one month up, and make a list of their names; and take the Levites for Me, the Lord, in place of every first-born […]

Numbers 3:14-3:39

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying: Record the Levites by ancestral house and by clan; record every male among them from the age of one month up. So Moses recorded them at the command of […]

Numbers 3:1-3:13

posted by rphillips

This is the line of Aaron and Moses at the time that the Lord spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai. These were the names of Aaron’s sons: Nadab, the first-born, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar; those were the names of […]

Numbers 2:1-2:34

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: The Israelites shall camp each with his standard, under the banners of their ancestral house; they shall camp around the Tent of Meeting at a distance. Camped on the front, or east […]

Numbers 1:20-1:54

posted by rphillips

They totaled as follows: The descendants of Reuben, Israel’s first-born, the registration of the clans of their ancestral house, as listed by name, head by head, all males aged twenty years and over, all who were able to bear arms–those […]

Numbers 1:1-1:19

posted by rphillips

On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of Meeting, saying: Take a census of […]

Leviticus 27:29-27:34

posted by rphillips

No human being who has been proscribed can be ransomed: he shall be put to death. All tithes from the land, whether seed from the ground or fruit from the tree, are the Lord’s; they are holy to the Lord. […]

Leviticus 27:22-27:28

posted by rphillips

If he consecrates to the Lord land that he purchased, which is not land of his holding, the priest shall compute for him the proportionate assessment up to the jubilee year, and he shall pay the assessment as of that […]

Leviticus 27:16-27:21

posted by rphillips

If anyone consecrates to the Lord any land that he holds, its assessment shall be in accordance with its seed requirement: fifty shekels of silver to a homer of barley seed. If he consecrates his land as of the jubilee […]

Leviticus 27:1-27:15

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When anyone explicitly vows to the Lord the equivalent for a human being, the following scale shall apply: If it is a male from twenty […]

Leviticus 26:10-26:46

posted by rphillips

You shall eat old grain long stored, and you shall have to clear out the old to make room for the new. I will establish My abode in your midst, and I will not spurn you. I will be ever […]

Leviticus 26:6-26:9

posted by rphillips

I will grant peace in the land, and you shall lie down untroubled by anyone; I will give the land respite from vicious beasts, and no sword shall cross your land. You shall give chase to your enemies, and they […]

Leviticus 26:3-26:5

posted by rphillips

If you follow My laws and faithfully observe My commandments, I will grant your rains in their season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit. Your threshing shall overtake the vintage, […]

Leviticus 25:47-26:2

posted by rphillips

If a resident alien among you has prospered, and your kinsman being in straits, comes under his authority and gives himself over to the resident alien among you, or to an offshoot of an alien’s family, he shall have the […]

Leviticus 25:39-25:46

posted by rphillips

If your kinsman under you continues in straits and must give himself over to you, do not subject him to the treatment of a slave. He shall remain with you as a hired or bound laborer; he shall serve with […]

Leviticus 25:29-25:38

posted by rphillips

If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, it may be redeemed until a year has elapsed since its sale; the redemption period shall be a year. If it is not redeemed before a full year has […]

Leviticus 25:25-25:28

posted by rphillips

If your kinsman is in straits and has to sell part of his holding, his nearest redeemer shall come and redeem what his kinsman has sold. If a man has no one to redeem for him, but prospers and acquires […]

Leviticus 25:19-25:24

posted by rphillips

The land shall yield its fruit and you shall eat your fill, and you shall live upon it in security. And should you ask, “What are we to eat in the seventh year, if we may neither sow nor gather […]

Leviticus 25:14-25:18

posted by rphillips

When you sell property to your neighbor, or buy any from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.In buying from your neighbor, you shall deduct only for the number of years since the jubilee; and in selling to you, […]

Leviticus 25:1-25:13

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a sabbath of the Lord. Six years you may […]

Leviticus 24:1-24:23

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Command the Israelite people to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. Aaron shall set them up in the Tent of Meeting outside the curtain of the Pact […]

Leviticus 23:33-23:44

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Say to the Israelite people: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month there shall be the Feast of Booths to the Lord, [to last] seven days. The first day shall be a sacred […]

Leviticus 23:23-23:32

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people thus: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe complete rest, a sacred occasion commemorated with loud blasts. You shall not work at […]

Leviticus 11:33-11:47

posted by rphillips

And if any of those falls into an earthen vessel, everything inside it shall be unclean and [the vessel] itself you shall break. As to any food that may be eaten, it shall become unclean if it came in contact […]

Leviticus 11:1-11:32

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them: Speak to the Israelite people thus: These are the creatures that you may eat from among all the land animals: any animal that has true hoofs, with clefts through the […]

Leviticus 10:16-10:20

posted by rphillips

Then Moses inquired about the goat of sin offering, and it had already been burned! He was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s remaining sons, and said, “Why did you not eat the sin offering in the sacred area? For […]

Leviticus 3:1-3:17

posted by rphillips

If his offering is a sacrifice of well-being– If he offers of the herd, whether a male or a female, he shall bring before the Lord one without blemish. He shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering […]

Leviticus 2:7-2:16

posted by rphillips

If your offering is a meal offering in a pan, it shall be made of choice flour in oil. When you present to the Lord a meal offering that is made in any of these ways, it shall be brought […]

Leviticus 1:14-2:6

posted by rphillips

If his offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he shall choose his offering from turtledoves or pigeons. The priest shall bring it to the altar, pinch off its head, and turn it into smoke on the […]

Leviticus 1:1-1:13

posted by rphillips

The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: Speak to the Israelite people, and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Lord, he shall choose his […]

Exodus 40:28-40:38

posted by rphillips

Then he put up the screen for the entrance of the Tabernacle. At the entrance of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting he placed the altar of burnt offering. On it he offered up the burnt offering and the […]

Exodus 40:1-40:16

posted by rphillips

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: On the first day of the first month you shall set up the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. Place there the Ark of the Pact, and screen off the ark with the […]

Exodus 40:1-40:16

posted by rphillips

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: On the first day of the first month you shall set up the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. Place there the Ark of the Pact, and screen off the ark with the […]

Exodus 39:33-39:43

posted by rphillips

Then they brought the Tabernacle to Moses, with the Tent and all its furnishings: its clasps, its planks, its bars, its posts, and its sockets; the covering of tanned ram skins, the covering of dolphin skins, and the curtain for […]

Exodus 39:22-39:32

posted by rphillips

The robe for the ephod was made of woven work, of pure blue. The opening of the robe, in the middle of it, was like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around the opening, so that […]

Exodus 39:2-39:21

posted by rphillips

The ephod was made of gold, blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine twisted linen. They hammered out sheets of gold and cut threads to be worked into designs among the blue, the purple, and the crimson yarns, and the […]

Exodus 38:21-39:1

posted by rphillips

These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses’ bidding–the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. Now Bezalel, son of Uri son of […]

Exodus 38:1-38:20

posted by rphillips

He made the altar for burnt offering of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide–square–and three cubits high. He made horns for it on its four corners, the horns being of one piece with it; and he overlaid […]

Exodus 37:17-37:29

posted by rphillips

He made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand–its base and its shaft–of hammered work; its cups, calyxes, and petals were of one piece with it. Six branches issued from its sides: three branches from one side of […]

Exodus 36:20-37:16

posted by rphillips

They made the planks for the Tabernacle of acacia wood, upright. The length of each plank was ten cubits, the width of each plank a cubit and a half. Each plank had two tenons, parallel to each other; they did […]

Exodus 36:8-36:19

posted by rphillips

Then all the skilled among those engaged in the work made the tabernacle of ten strips of cloth, which they made of fine twisted linen, blue, purple, and crimson yarns; into these they worked a design of cherubim. The length […]

Exodus 35:30-36:7

posted by rphillips

And Moses said to the Israelites: See, the Lord has singled out by name Bezalel, son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. He has endowed him with a divine spirit of skill, ability, and knowledge in […]

Exodus 35:21-35:29

posted by rphillips

And everyone who excelled in ability and everyone whose spirit moved him came, bringing to the Lord his offering for the work of the Tent of Meeting and for all its service and for the sacral vestments. Men and women, […]

Exodus 35:1-35:20

posted by rphillips

Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to do: On six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a sabbath […]

Exodus 34:27-34:35

posted by rphillips

And the Lord said to Moses: Write down these commandments, for in accordance with these commandments I make a covenant with you and with Israel. And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he ate no […]

Exodus 34:1-34:9

posted by rphillips

The Lord said to Moses: “Carve two tablets of stone like the first, and I will inscribe upon the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you shattered. Be ready by morning, and in the morning come […]

Exodus 33:17-33:23

posted by rphillips

And the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have asked; for you have truly gained My favor and I have singled you out by name.” He said, “Oh, let me behold Your Presence!” And […]

Exodus 32:25-33:16

posted by rphillips

Moses saw that the people were out of control–since Aaron had let them get out of control–so that they were a menace to any who might oppose them. Moses stood up in the gate of the camp and said, “Whoever […]

Exodus 31:12-32:24

posted by rphillips

And the Lord said to Moses: Speak to the Israelite people and say: Nevertheless, you must keep My sabbaths, for this is a sign between Me and you throughout the ages, that you may know that I the Lord have […]

Exodus 30:11-31:11

posted by rphillips

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: When you take a census of the Israelite people according to their enrollment, each shall pay the Lord a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their […]

Exodus 30:1-30:10

posted by rphillips

You shall make an altar for burning incense; make it of acacia wood. It shall be a cubit long and a cubit wide–it shall be square–and two cubits high, its horns of one piece with it. Overlay it with pure […]

Exodus 29:38-29:46

posted by rphillips

Now this is what you shall offer upon the altar: two yearling lambs each day, regularly. You shall offer the one lamb in the morning, and you shall offer the other lamb at twilight. There shall be a tenth of […]

Exodus 29:19-29:37

posted by rphillips

Then take the other ram, and let Aaron and his sons lay their hands upon the ram’s head. Slaughter the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the ridge of Aaron’s right ear and on the […]

Exodus 29:1-29:18

posted by rphillips

This is what you shall do to them in consecrating them to serve Me as priests: Take a young bull of the herd and two rams without blemish; also unleavened bread, unleavened cakes with oil mixed in, and unleavened wafers […]

Exodus 28:31-28:43

posted by rphillips

You shall make the robe of the ephod of pure blue. The opening for the head shall be in the middle of it; the opening shall have a binding of woven work round about–it shall be like the opening of […]

Exodus 28:13-28:30

posted by rphillips

Then make frames of gold and two chains of pure gold; braid these like corded work, and fasten the corded chains to the frames. You shall make a breastpiece of decision, worked into a design; make it in the style […]

Exodus 27:20-28:12

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You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. Aaron and his sons shall set them up in the Tent of Meeting, outside the curtain which is over [the […]

Exodus 27:9-27:19

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You shall make the enclosure of the Tabernacle: On the south side, a hundred cubits of hangings of fine twisted linen for the length of the enclosure on that side–with its twenty posts and their twenty sockets of copper, the […]

Exodus 27:1-27:8

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You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide–the altar is to be square–and three cubits high. Make its horns on the four corners, the horns to be of one piece with it; and […]

Exodus 26:31-26:37

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You shall make a curtain of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine twisted linen; it shall have a design of cherubim worked into it. Hang it upon four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and having hooks of […]

Exodus 26:15-26:30

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You shall make the planks for the Tabernacle of acacia wood, upright. The length of each plank shall be ten cubits and the width of each plank a cubit and a half. Each plank shall have two tenons, parallel to […]

Exodus 25:31-26:14

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You shall make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be made of hammered work; its base and its shaft, its cups, calyxes, and petals shall be of one piece. Six branches shall issue from its sides; three branches […]

Exodus 25:17-25:31

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You shall make a cover of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. Make two cherubim of gold–make them of hammered work–at the two ends of the cover. Make one cherub at […]

Exodus 25:1-25-16

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The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart so moves him. And these are the gifts that you shall accept from them: gold, […]

Exodus 23:26-24:18

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No woman in your land shall miscarry or be barren. I will let you enjoy the full count of your days. I will send forth My terror before you, and I will throw into panic all the people among whom […]

Exodus 23:20-23:25

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I am sending an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have made ready. Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not […]

Exodus 23:6-23:19

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You shall not subvert the rights of your needy in their disputes. Keep far from a false charge; do not bring death on those who are innocent and in the right, for I will not acquit the wrongdoer. Do not […]

Exodus 22:27-23:5

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You shall not revile God, nor put a curse upon a chieftain among your people. You shall not put off the skimming of the first yield of your vats. You shall give Me the first-born among your sons. You shall […]

Exodus 22:4-22:26

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When a man lets his livestock loose to graze in another’s land, and so allows a field or a vineyard to be grazed bare, he must make restitution for the impairment of that field or vineyard. When a fire is […]

Exodus 21:20-22:3

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When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod, and he dies there and then, he must be avenged. But if he survives a day or two, he is not to be avenged, since he is the […]

Exodus 21:1-21:19

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These are the rules that you shall set before them: When you acquire a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years; in the seventh year he shall go free, without payment. If he came single, he shall leave single; if […]

Exodus 20:15-20:23

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All the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the blare of the horn and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they fell back and stood at a distance. “You speak to us,” they said to Moses, “and […]

Exodus 19:20-20:14

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The Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain, and the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain and Moses went up. The Lord said to Moses, “Go down, warn the people not to […]

Exodus 19:7-19:19

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Moses came and summoned the elders of the people and put before them all that the Lord had commanded him. All the people answered as one, saying, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do!” And Moses brought back […]

Exodus 19:1-19:6

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On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone forth from the land of Egypt, on that very day, they entered the wilderness of Sinai. Having journeyed from Rephidim, they entered the wilderness of Sinai and encamped in the […]

Exodus 18:24-18:27

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Moses heeded his father-in-law and did just as he had said. Moses chose capable men out of all Israel, and appointed them heads over the people–chiefs of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens; and they judged the people at all times: […]

Exodus 18:13-18:23

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Next day, Moses sat as magistrate among the people, while the people stood about Moses from morning until evening. But when Moses’ father-in-law saw how much he had to do for the people, he said, “What is this thing that […]

Exodus 18:1-18:12

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Jethro priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, how the Lord had brought Israel out from Egypt. So Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after she had been […]

Exodus 17:1-17:16

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From the wilderness of Sin the whole Israelite community continued by stages as the Lord would command. They encamped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses. “Give us water to […]

Exodus 16:11-16:36

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The Lord spoke to Moses: “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Speak to them and say: By evening you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; and you shall know that […]

Exodus 15:27-16:10

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And they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there beside the water. Setting out from Elim, the whole Israelite community came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between […]

Exodus 15:27-16:10

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And they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there beside the water. Setting out from Elim, the whole Israelite community came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between […]

Genesis 14:15-14:25

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Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to Me? Tell the Israelites to go forward. And you lift up your rod and hold out your arm over the sea and split it, so that the Israelites […]

Exodus 14:9-14:14

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The Egyptians gave chase to them, and all the chariot horses of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his warriors overtook them encamped by the sea, near Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon. As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites caught sight of the Egyptians advancing […]

Exodus 13:17-14:8

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Now when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although it was nearer; for God said, “The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and […]

Exodus 13:1-13:16

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The Lord spoke further to Moses, saying, “Consecrate to Me every first-born; man and beast, the first issue of every womb among the Israelites is Mine.” And Moses said to the people, “Remember this day, on which you went free […]

Exodus 12:29-12:51

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In the middle of the night the Lord struck down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sat on the throne to the first-born of the captive who was in the dungeon, and […]

Exodus 12:21-12:28

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Moses then summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go, pick out lambs for your families, and slaughter the passover offering. Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and […]

Exodus 11:4-12:20

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Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: Toward midnight I will go forth among the Egyptians, and every first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the first-born of the […]

Exodus 10:24-11:3

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Pharaoh then summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the Lord! Only your flocks and your herds shall be left behind; even your children may go with you.” But Moses said, “You yourself must provide us with sacrifices and burnt offerings […]

Exodus 10:12-10:23

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Then the Lord said to Moses, “Hold out your arm over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt and eat up all the grasses in the land, whatever the hail has […]

Exodus 10:1-10:11

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Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh. For I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his courtiers, in order that I may display these My signs among them, and that you may recount in the hearing […]

Exodus 9:17-9:35

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Yet you continue to thwart My people, and do not let them go! This time tomorrow I will rain down a very heavy hail, such as has not been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now. Therefore, […]

Exodus 8:19-9:16

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And I will make a distinction between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall come to pass.’” And the Lord did so. Heavy swarms of insects invaded Pharaoh’s palace and the houses of his courtiers; throughout the country […]

Exodus 8:7-8:18

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The frogs shall retreat from you and your courtiers and your people; they shall remain only in the Nile.” Then Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh’s presence, and Moses cried out to the Lord in the matter of the frogs which […]

Exodus 7:8-8:6

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The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “When Pharaoh speaks to you and says, ‘Produce your marvel,’ you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it down before Pharaoh.’ It shall turn into a serpent.” So Moses and […]

Exodus 6:29-7:7

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And the Lord said to Moses, “I am the Lord; speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I will tell you,” Moses appealed to the Lord, saying, “See, I am of impeded speech; how then should Pharaoh heed me!” […]

Exodus 6:14-6:28

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The following are the heads of their respective clans. The sons of Reuben, Israel’s first-born: Enoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi; those are the families of Reuben. The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Saul the son […]

Exodus 6:2-6:13

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God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai, but I did not make Myself known to them by My name YHVH. I also established My covenant […]

Exodus 5:1-6:1

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Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Let My people go that they may celebrate a festival for Me in the wilderness.” But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord that […]

Exodus 4:18-4:31

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Moses went back to his father-in-law Jether and said to him, “Let me go back to my kinsmen in Egypt and see how they are faring.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” The Lord said to Moses in […]

Exodus 3:16-4:17

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“Go and assemble the elders of Israel and say to them: the Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has appeared to me and said, ‘I have taken note of you and of what […]

Exodus 3:1-3:15

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Now Moses, tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, drove the flock into the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire out […]

Exodus 2:11-25

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Some time after that, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his kinsfolk and witnessed their labors. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his kinsmen. He turned this way and that and, seeing no one […]

Exodus 1:18-2:10

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So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, letting the boys live?” The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women: they are vigorous. […]

Exodus 1:1-1:17

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These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. The total number of persons […]

Genesis 50:21-26

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And so, fear not. I will sustain you and your children.” Thus he reassured them, speaking kindly to them. So Joseph and his father’s household remained in Egypt. Joseph lived one hundred and ten years. Joseph lived to see children […]

Genesis 49:27-50:20

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“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he consumes the foe, And in the evening he divides the spoil.” All these were the tribes of Israel, twelve in number, and this is what their father said to them as […]

Genesis 49:19-26

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Gad shall be raided by raiders, But he shall raid at their heels. Asher’s bread shall be rich, And he shall yield royal dainties. Naphtali is a hind let loose, Which yields lovely fawns. Joseph is a wild ass, A […]

Genesis 49:1-18

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And Jacob called his sons and said, “Come together that I may tell you what is to befall you in days to come. Assemble and hearken, 0 sons of Jacob; Hearken to Israel your father: Reuben you are my first-born, […]

Genesis 48:17-48:22

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When Joseph saw that his father was placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head, he thought it wrong; so he took hold of his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s. “Not so, Father,” Joseph said to […]

Genesis 48:10-48:16

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Now Israel’s eyes were dim with age; he could not see. So [Joseph] brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them. And Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see you again, and here God […]

Genesis 47:28-48:9

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Jacob lived seventeen years in the land of Egypt, so that the span of Jacob’s life came to one hundred and forty-seven years. And when the time approached for Israel to die, he summoned his son Joseph and said to […]

Genesis 47:11-47:27

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So Joseph settled his father and his brothers, giving them holdings in the choicest part of the land of Egypt, in the region of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. Joseph sustained his father, and his brothers, and all his father’s […]

Genesis 46:28-47:10

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He had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph, to point the way before him to Goshen. So when they came to the region of Goshen, Joseph ordered his chariot and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel; he […]

Genesis 45:19-45:27

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“And you are bidden [to add], ‘Do as follows: take from the land of Egypt wagons for your children and your wives, and bring your father here. And never mind your belongings, for the best of all the land of […]

Genesis 45:8-45:18

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So, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his household, and ruler over the whole land of Egypt. “Now, hurry back to my father and […]

Genesis 44:31-45:7

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When he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die, and your servants will send the white head of your servant our father down to Sheol in grief. Now your servant has pledged himself for the boy […]

Genesis 44:18-44:30

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Then Judah went up to him and said, “Please, my lord, let Your servant appeal to my lord, and do not be impatient with your servant, You who are the equal of Pharaoh. My lord asked his servants, ‘Have you […]

Genesis 43:30-44:17

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With that, Joseph hurried out, for he was overcome with feeling toward his brother and was on the verge of tears; he went into a room and wept there. Then he washed his face, reappeared, and–now in control of himself–gave […]

Genesis 43:16-43:29

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When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to his house steward, “Take the men into the house; slaughter and prepare an animal, for the men will dine with me at noon.” The man did as Joseph said, and he […]

Genesis 42:19-43:15

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If you are honest men, let one of you brothers be held in your place of detention, while the rest of you go and take home rations for your starving households; but you must bring me your youngest brother, that […]

Genesis 41:53-42:18

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The seven years of abundance that the land of Egypt enjoyed came to an end, and the seven years of famine set in, just as Joseph had foretold. There was famine in all lands, but throughout the land of Egypt […]

Genesis 41:39-41:52

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So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is none so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in charge of my court, and by your command shall all my people be […]

Genesis 41:15-41:38

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And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, but no one can interpret it. Now I have heard it said of you that for you to hear a dream is to tell its meaning.” Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, […]

Genesis 41:1-41:14

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After two years’ time, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, when out of the Nile there came up seven cows, handsome and sturdy, and they grazed in the reed grass. But presently, seven other cows came up […]

Genesis 40:1-40:23

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Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt gave offense to their lord the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two courtiers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and put them in […]

Genesis 39:7-39:23

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After a time, his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” But he refused. He said to his master’s wife, “Look, with me here, my master gives no thought to anything in this house, and […]

Genesis 39:1-39:6

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When Joseph was taken down to Egypt, a certain Egyptian, Potiphar, a courtier of Pharaoh and his chief steward, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him there. The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; […]

Genesis 38:1-38:30

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About that time Judah left his brothers and camped near a certain Adullamite whose name was Hirah. There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua, and he married her and cohabited with her. She conceived […]

Genesis 37:23-37:36

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When Joseph came up to his brothers, they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the ornamented tunic that he was wearing, and took him and cast him into the pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it. Then […]

Genesis 37:12-37:22

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One time, when his brothers had gone to pasture their father’s flock at Shechem, Israel said to Joseph, “Your brothers are pasturing at Shechem. Come, I will send you to them.” He answered, “I am ready.” And he said to […]

Genesis 37:1-37:11

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Now Jacob was settled in the land where his father had sojourned, the land of Canaan. This, then, is the line of Jacob: At seventeen years of age, Joseph tended the flocks with his brothers, as a helper to the […]

Genesis 36:20-36:43

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These were the sons of Seir the Horite, who were settled in the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. Those are the clans of the Horites, the descendants of Seir, in the land of Edom. The sons […]

Genesis 35:8-36:19

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Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and was buried under the oak below Bethel; so it was named Allon-bacuth. God appeared again to Jacob on his arrival from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him. God said to him, “You whose name is Jacob, […]

Genesis 34:1-35:7

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Now Dinah, the daughter whom Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land. Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, chief of the country, saw her, and took her and lay with her by force. […]

Genesis 33:6-33:20

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Then the maids, with their children, came forward and bowed low; next Leah, with her children, came forward and bowed low; and last, Joseph and Rachel came forward and bowed low; And he asked, “What do you mean by all […]

Genesis 32:31-33:5

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So Jacob named the place Peniel, meaning, “I have seen a divine being face to face, yet my life has been preserved.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping on his hip. That is why the children […]

Genesis 32:14-32:30

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After spending the night there, he selected from what was at hand these presents for his brother Esau: 200 she-goats and 20 he-goats; 200 ewes and 20 rams; 30 milch camels with their colts; 40 cows and 10 bulls; 20 […]

Genesis 32:4-32:13

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Jacob sent messengers ahead to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom, and instructed them as follows, “Thus shall you say, ‘To my lord Esau, thus says your servant Jacob: I stayed with Laban and […]

Genesis 31:43-32:3

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Then Laban spoke up and said to Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks; all that you see is mine. Yet what can I do now about my daughters or […]

Genesis 31:17-31:42

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Thereupon Jacob put his children and wives on camels; and he drove off all his livestock and all the wealth that he had amassed, the livestock in his possession that he had acquired in Paddan-aram, to go to his father […]

Genesis 30:28-31:16

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And he continued, “Name the wages due from me, and I will pay you.” But he said, “You know well how I have served you and how your livestock has fared with me. For the little you had before I […]

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