Exodus 

Chapter 1


1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt; each man and his household came with Jacob: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; 4 Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt. 6 In time, Joseph and all of his brothers died, ending that entire generation. 7 But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, they multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them. 8 Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. 9 He said to his people, “Look, the people of Israel now outnumber us and are stronger than we are. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.” 11 So the Egyptians made the Israelites their slaves. They appointed brutal slave drivers over them, hoping to wear them down with crushing labor. They forced them to build the cities of Pithom and Rameses as supply centers for the king. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and flourished; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. 13 The Egyptians worked the people of Israel without mercy. 14 They made their lives bitter, forcing them to mix mortar and make bricks and do all the work in the fields. They were ruthless in all their demands. 15 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah; 16 “When you help the Hebrew women as they give birth, watch as they deliver. If the baby is a boy, kill him; if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 But because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king’s orders. They allowed the boys to live. 18 So the king of Egypt called for the midwives. “Why have you done this?” he demanded. “Why have you allowed the boys to live?” 19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” 20 So God was good to the midwives, and the Israelites continued to multiply, growing more and more powerful. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own. 22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Throw every newborn Hebrew boy into the Nile River. But you may let the girls live.” 23 


Chapter 2


1 Now a man from the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could no longer hide him, she got a basket made of papyrus reeds and waterproofed it with tar and pitch. She put the baby in the basket and laid it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River. 4 The baby’s sister then stood at a distance, watching to see what would happen to him. 5 Soon Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe in the river, and her attendants walked along the riverbank. When the princess saw the basket among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it for her. 6 When the princess opened it, she saw the baby. The little boy was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This must be one of the Hebrew children,” she said. 7 Then the baby's sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Should I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?" 8 “Yes, do!” the princess replied. So the girl went and called the baby’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, then she gave him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she named him Moses and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.” 11 Many years later, when Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his own people, the Hebrews, and he saw how hard they were forced to work. During his visit, he saw an Egyptian beating one of his fellow Hebrews. 12 So he looked around and when he saw no one else, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.13 He went out a second day and saw two Hebrew men fighting: and he said to the man who had sinned by starting the fight, Why do you strike your fellow Hebrew? 14 The man asked, "Who made you our ruler and judge? Are you going to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses became terrified and thought that everyone knew what he had done. 15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he wanted to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and lived in the land of Midian; there he sat down by a well. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 But some shepherds came and chased them away. So Moses got up, came to their defense, and then watered their sheep. 18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father asked them, “How have you returned so early today?” 19 They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.” 20 “So where is he?” their father asked. “Why did you leave the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat.” 21 Moses accepted the invitation, and he settled there with him. In time, Reuel gave Moses his daughter Zipporah to be his wife. 22 Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom (meaning foreigner) and said “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.” 23 Years passed, and the king of Egypt died. But the Israelites continued to groan under the burden of slavery. They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to God. 24 God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.


Chapter 3


1 One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock deep into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it was not consumed. 3 So Moses thought, “I must go over and see this marvelous sight. Why is the bush not burning up?” 4 When the LORD saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” “Here I am!” Moses replied. 5 “Do not come any closer,” the LORD warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground. 6 I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God. 7 The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 Now the cries of the children of Israel have reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.” 11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” 12 God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.” 13 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 And God said to Moses, "I AM THAT I AM," and he said, "You shall tell the children of Israel this: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" 15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, 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, the name you shall call me from generation to generation. 16 “Go and gather the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 and I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.”’ 18 “The elders of Israel will accept your message. Then you and the elders must go to the king of Egypt and tell him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So please let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the LORD, our God.’ 19 “But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand forces him. 20 So I will stretch out my hand and smite the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go. 21 And I will cause the Egyptians to look favorably on you. They will give you gifts when you go so you will not leave empty-handed. 22 Every woman shall ask her neighbor, and those who live in her house for jewels of silver, jewels of gold and clothing: and you shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters; and so you will carry away the wealth of the Egyptians.


Chapter 4


1 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The LORD did not appear to you’?” 2 So the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” Moses replied “A staff.” 3 The LORD said, “Throw it on the ground.” so Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he fled from it. 4 Then the LORD said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. 5 “This is so that they will believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.” 6 Then the LORD said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous —it had become as white as snow. 7 “Now put your hand back into your cloak,” the LORD said. So Moses put his hand back in, and when he took it out again, it was as healthy as the rest of his body. 8 The LORD said to Moses, “If they do not believe you and are not convinced by the first miraculous sign, they will be convinced by the second sign. 9 If they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.” 10 But Moses pleaded with the LORD, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I am slow of speech and tongue.” 11 So the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Is it not I, the LORD? 12 Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” 13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” 14 So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and He said: “Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And that he is also coming out to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. 15 Speak to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with both of you as you speak, and I will instruct you both in what to do. 16 Aaron will be your spokesman to the people. He will be your mouthpiece, and you will stand in the place of God for him, telling him what to say. 17 And take your shepherd’s staff with you, and use it to perform the miraculous signs I have shown you.” 18 So Moses went and returned to Jethro, his father-in-law, and said to him, “Please let me go and return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” 19 Now the LORD said to Moses in Midian, “Go, return to Egypt; for all the men who sought your life are dead.” 20 So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey, and headed back to the land of Egypt. In his hand he carried the staff of God. 21 The LORD said to Moses, “When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then say to Pharaoh, this is what the LORD says: “Israel is son, My firstborn 23 So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, indeed I will kill your son, your firstborn.” 24 On the way to Egypt, at a place where Moses and his family had stopped for the night, the LORD confronted Moses and was about to kill him. 25 But Moses’ wife, Zipporah, took a sharp stone and circumcised her son and threw it at his feet and said, “Now you are a husband by blood to me.” 26 So the LORD did not harm Moses. Then Zipporah said, "Yes, my dear, you are safe because of this circumcision." 27 And God spoke to Aaron, “Go and meet Moses in the wilderness.” So aaron went and met Moses at the mountain of God and there he kissed him. 28 Moses then told aaron everything God had commanded him to say. And he told him about the miraculous signs the LORD had commanded him to perform. 29 Then Moses and Aaron returned to Egypt and called all the elders of Israel together. 30 Aaron told them everything the LORD had told Moses, and Moses performed the miraculous signs as they watched. 31 So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped. 


Chapter 5 


1 Moses and Aaron went before Pharaoh and said, the LORD God of Israel says, “Let my people go, so they may hold a feast in my honor in the wilderness.” 2 “Is that so?” retorted Pharaoh. “And who is the LORD? Why should I listen to him and let Israel go? I don’t know the LORD, and I will not let Israel go.” 3 But Aaron and Moses persisted. “The God of the Hebrews has met with us,” they declared. “So let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness so we can sacrifice to the LORD our God. If we don’t, his wrath will fall on us by pestilence or with the sword.” 4 Pharaoh replied, “Moses and Aaron, why are you trying to take these people away from their labor? Get back to your work!” 5 Pharaoh was thinking, "The people of the land are now many, and they are trying to give them rest from their labor." 6 That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and overseers in charge of the people: 7 “You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw. 8 But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don’t reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’ 9 Load them down with more work. Make them sweat! That will teach them to listen to lies!” 10 Then the slave drivers and the overseers went out and said to the people, “This is what Pharaoh says: ‘I will not give you any more straw. 11 Go and find your own straw wherever you can, but you must still make as many bricks as before." 12 So the people scattered throughout the land of Egypt in search of stubble to use as straw. 13 Meanwhile, the Egyptian slave drivers continued to push hard. “Meet your daily quota of bricks, just as you did when we provided you with straw!” they demanded. 14 Then Pharaoh’s slave drivers beat the children of israel that had been appointed overseers, demanding, “Why haven’t you met your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?” 15 Then the overseers from among the children of Israel went and appealed to Pharaoh: “Why have you treated your servants this way? 16 “We are given us no straw, yet the slave drivers still demand, ‘Make bricks!’ We are being beaten, but it isn’t our fault! Your own people are to blame!” 17 But Pharaoh shouted, “You’re just lazy! Lazy! That’s why you’re saying, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifices to the LORD.’ 18 Now get back to work! No straw will be given to you, but you must still produce the full quota of bricks.” 19 The children of Israel who had been appointed overseers realized that they were in trouble when they were told, “You are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day.” 20 As they came out from Pharaoh, they met Moses and Aaron who stood there to meet them. 21 And they said to them, may The LORD look on you, and judge; because you have made our savior abhorrent in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, you have placed a sword in their hand to kill us. 22 Moses went back to the LORD and asked, "Why have you brought this trouble on your people? Why did you send me? 23 Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought evil on these people, and you have not rescued your people at all.” 


Chapter 6


1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.” 2 God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the LORD. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name JEHOVAH I was not known to them. 4 And I will also establish My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were foreigners. 5 I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel who the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. 6 Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the LORD; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with acts of great judgment. 7 I will take you to be My people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the LORD.’ ” 9 Then Moses spoke to the children of Israel, but they would not listen Moses because of the anguish within their spirits and their cruel bondage. 10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, 11 Go in and speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt and tell him that he is to let the children of Israel go out from his land.12 But in the LORD’s presence Moses replied, “If the Israelites will not listen to me, then why would Pharaoh listen to me, since I am unskilled in speech?” 13 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave a command to the children of Israel and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. 14 These were the heads of their families: The sons of Reuben the firstborn son of Israel were Hanok and Pallu, Hezron and Karmi. These were the clans of Reuben. 15 The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon. 16 These were the names of the sons of Levi according to their records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi were one hundred and thirty-seven. 17 The sons of Gershon, by clans, were Libni and Shimei. 18 And the sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the life of Kohath were one hundred and thirty-three. 19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These were the clans of Levi according to their records. 20 Now Amram took for himself Jochebed, his father’s sister, as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were one hundred and thirty-seven. 21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri. 22 And the sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan, and Zithri. 23 Aaron took to himself Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar 24 The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite clans. 25 Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These were the heads of the Levite families, clan by clan. 26 These are the same Aaron and Moses that the LORD had said, “Bring the children of Israel out from the land of Egypt according to their armies.” 27 These are the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt. These are the same Moses and Aaron. 28 When the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 The LORD spoke, saying, “I am the LORD. Speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.” 30 But in the LORD’s presence Moses replied, “Since I am unskilled in speech, why would Pharaoh listen to me?” 


Chapter 7 


1 And the LORD said to Moses, See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh: and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. 2 You must speak all that I command you: and Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh and tell him that he must send the children of Israel out of his land. 3 I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt, and bring forth my armies and my people, the children of Israel, out from the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment. 5 The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring out the people of Israel from among them.” 6 So Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded them. 7 Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh. 8 Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 9 “When Pharaoh tells you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ you are to say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and it will become a serpent.” 10 Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent. 11 Then Pharaoh called in his own wise men and sorcerers, and these Egyptian magicians did the same thing by their enchantments. 12 They each cast down their staves and they became serpents: but Aaron's staff swallowed up their staves. 13 But Pharaoh hardened his heart and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said. 14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart has hardened; he refuses to let the people go. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he's going down to the river. Stand on the side the river’s bank opposite of him and bring the staff that turned into a serpent with you in your hand.16 You shall tell him, 'The LORD, God of the Hebrews, has sent me to you, saying, "Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness:" but look, until now you haven't listened. 17 The Lord says, "By this you will know that I am the LORD. Look, I will smite with the staff that is in my hand the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned into blood. 18 The fish that are in the river will die, and the river shall become foul; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink water from the river."'" 19 The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Take your staff, 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 become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in their vessels made of wood and their vessels made of stone.'" 20 Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the staff, and struck the waters in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; all the water that was in the river turned into blood. 21 The fish that were in the river died and the river stank. The Egyptians could not drink the waters of the river. So there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. 22 Then the magicians of Egypt did the same by their enchantments, so Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not listen to them, just as the LORD had said. 23 Pharaoh turned and went into his house and did not take, even this, to heart. 24 So all the Egyptians dug around the river for water to drink, because they could not drink the water of the river. 25 And seven days passed after the LORD had struck the river.


Chapter 8


1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘the LORD says: Let my people go, so they can worship me. 2 If you refuse to let them go, I will smite all your borders with frogs: 3 and the river shall swarm with frogs, which will 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: 4 The Frogs will come against you, your people, and all your servants."'" 5 The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron your brother, 'Stretch forth your hand with your staff over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds. This will cause the frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.'" 6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt. 7 But the magicians did the same thing by their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt. 8 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray to the LORD for me ask him to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let the people go, so that they may sacrifice to the LORD. 9 Then Moses said to Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I pray for you, for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, so that they may remain in the river only? 10 He said, "Tomorrow." Moses replied, "It will be as you say, so that you may know that there is no one like the LORD our God. 11 The frogs will depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only." 12 Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to the LORD because of the frogs that he had brought against Pharaoh. 13 The LORD did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields. 14 They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank. 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said. 16 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your staff, and smite the dust of the earth, so that it will become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.'" 17 And so they did . For Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on both man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 18 The magicians tried with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they couldn't. So there was lice on both man, and beast. 19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God:" and Pharaoh's heart hardened, and he would not listen to them; as the LORD had spoken. 20 Then the LORD said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; as he comes toward the water; then say to him, The LORD says, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 21 If you do not release my people, then I am going to send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and in your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of flies, even the ground they stand on. 22 But on that day I will mark off the land of Goshen, where my people are staying, so that no swarms of flies are there, so that you may know that I the LORD am in this land. 23 I will make a difference between My people and your people: Tomorrow this sign will come. 24 And the LORD did so. Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted because of the swarms of flies. 25 Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron. Go and offer sacrifices to your God,” he said. “But do it here in this land.” 26 Moses replied, “It is not permissible for us to do so, because we will sacrifice to the LORD our God and this is an abomination to the Egyptians. If we offer sacrifices that are an abomination to the Egyptians in their eyes, will they not stone us? 27 We must go three days’ into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God, as he has commanded us.” 28 Pharaoh said, “I will let you go to offer sacrifices to the LORD your God in the wilderness, but you must not go very far. Now pray for me.” 29 Moses said, I will go out from you, and I will pray to God that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow; only do not let Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more by not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD." 30 So Moses went out from Pharaoh and prayed to the LORD, 31 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses, he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. Not one remained. 32 But Pharaoh hardened his heart again, and he did not let the people go. 


Chapter 9 


1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” 2 But if you continue to hold them and refuse to let them go, 3 the hand of the LORD will bring a terrible plague on the livestock of your fields—on your horses, donkeys and camels and on your cattle, sheep and goats. 4 But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing of all that belongs to the people of Israel will die.”’” 5 God appointed a set time, saying, "Tomorrow the LORD will this in the land." 6 The next day the LORD did as he had said, and all the animals of the Egyptians died, but not one of the animals of the children of Israel died. 7 Pharaoh sent his officials to investigate, and indeed, not even one of the livestock of Israel had died. But Pharaoh's heart remained hard, and he did not release the people. 8 So the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Take for yourselves handfuls of ashes from a furnace, and have Moses scatter them towards the heavens in the sight of Pharaoh. 9 And it will become fine dust in all the land of Egypt, and it will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt.” 10 Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven. And they caused boils that would break out in sores on man and beast. 1 The magicians couldn't stand before Moses because of the painful boils; for the boils were on the magicians, and on all the Egyptians. 12  The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he would not listen to them, as the LORD had spoken to Moses. 13 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh and tell him, this is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so they can worship me. 14 This time I will send all My plagues on your very heart, on your servants and on your people, that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth. 15 For now I will stretch out my hand and smite you and your people with pestilence; and you will be cut off from the earth.16 And for this very purpose I have raised you up, to show through the Egyptians my power, so that my name may be proclaimed throughout all the earth.17 And yet, you exalt yourself against My people by not letting them go. 18 Know, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as this, has not been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now. 19 Now send 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, that is not brought home, the hail will fall down on them, and they will die.” 20 Those of Pharaoh's servants who feared the word of the LORD hurried to bring their servants and livestock into the houses, 21 But those who did not regard the word of the LORD left their servants and their livestock in the field. 22 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand towards heaven, that there will be hail in all the land of Egypt—on man, on beast, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.” 23 So Moses stretched out his staff towards heaven; then the LORD sent lightning, thunder and hail, and fire spread on the ground; And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail, and the fires mingled with the hail; the hail was so severe that there had not been any like it in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. 25 And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel lived, there was no hail. 27 So Pharaoh had Moses and Aaron summoned, and said to them, “I have sinned this time. The LORD is righteous, and my people and I are wicked. 28 Pray to the LORD, that there may be no more mighty thundering and hail, for this is enough. I will let you go, and you will stay no longer.” 29 Moses said to him, "When I leave the city I will spread my hands to the LORD, then the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you will know that the earth belongs to the LORD. 30 But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet fear the LORD God." 31 Now, The flax and the barley had been destroyed, since the barley was still green, and the flax was now boiled: 32 But the wheat and the rye had been spared, because they had not yet sprouted from the ground. 33 Then Moses went out to the city from Pharaoh and stretched out his hands to the LORD, then the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain stopped pouring on the earth. 34  But when Pharaoh saw that the rain, the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet again and hardened his heart, he and his servants. 35 So the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the children of Israel go, just as the LORD had spoken through Moses. 


Chapter 10


1 The LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, in order to display these signs of mine before him, 2 I did this because I want you to tell your children and your grandchildren about my signs that I have done among them; so that you may know that I am the LORD. 3 Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh, and said to him, "This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may worship me. 4 But if you refuse to release my people, I am going to bring locusts into your territory tomorrow. 5  They will cover the land so that you won’t be able to see the ground. They will devour what little is left of your crops from the hailstorm, including all the trees growing in the fields. 6 Your houses shall be filled, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; Something that your fathers nor your fathers' fathers have ever seen, not from the first day that they were on the earth to this day.'" Then Moses turned and went out from Pharaoh. 7 Pharaoh’s officials said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the LORD their God. Do you not realize that Egypt is ruined?” 8 So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the LORD your God,” he said. “But who exactly will be going?” 9 And Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we will go, for we must hold a feast to the LORD.” 10 Then Pharaoh told them, “May the LORD be with you if I ever let you go with your little ones. Clearly you are bent on evil. 11 No! Only the men may go and worship the LORD if that is what you want." With that, Moses and Aaron were driven out of the king's presence. 12 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt so that the locusts will come against the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land— everything that the hail has left.” 13 So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind over the land all of that day and all of that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14  The locusts went up over the entire land of Egypt and rested on the coasts of Egypt. Never before had there been such a large number of locusts, nor will there ever be again. 15 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, on the trees nor on the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt. 16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you. 17 Now forgive my sin once more and pray to the LORD your God to take this deadly plague away from me.” 18 Then Moses left Pharaoh and prayed to the LORD. 19 So the LORD shifted a mighty and strong west wind, that drove away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not even one locust in all the land of Egypt. 20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go. 21 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, so that there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness that may even be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand towards heaven, and a thick darkness swept over all the land of Egypt for three days. 23 No one could see anyone else, so for three days no one left their homes: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the LORD. Even your women and children may go with you, but leave your flocks and herds behind.” 25 Moses replied, “You must also give us sacrifices and burnt offerings, so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. 26 Our livestock must go with us, too; not a hoof can be left behind. We must choose our sacrifices for the LORD our God from among these animals. And we won’t know what we must offer in worship of the LORD until we get there.” 27 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart once more, and he would not let them go. 28 Pharaoh said to Moses, “Get out of my sight and be sure you do not see my face again for the next time you see my face you shall die 29 So Moses said, “You have spoken well. I will never see your face again.” 


Chapter 11 


1 The LORD said to Moses, "I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will release you from this place. When he releases you, he will drive you out completely from this place. 2 Speak now in the hearing of the people, tell them that they are to ask, everyman of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.” 3 Then the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians and Moses himself was highly regarded throughout Egypt by Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people. 4 So Moses declared, “This is what the LORD says: ‘At midnight I will go throughout Egypt, 5 and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on the throne, to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the hand mill, and all the firstborn of the animals. 6 There will be a great cry throughout the whole land of Egypt, such as there has never been, nor ever will be again. 7 But against the children of Israel not even a dog will move its tongue, against man or beast, then you will know that the LORD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’ 8 Afterward, all of Pharaoh’s servants will come to Me and bow down before Me, saying, ‘Get out, You, and all the people who follow You: and after that I will go out.” Then Moses went out from Pharaoh in great anger. 9 The LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh will not listen to you, so that My wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.” 10 Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, but the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that he would not let the Israelites go out of his land. 


Chapter 12


1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2 “This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. 3 Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man must select a lamb for his family, one per household. 4 If the household is too small for a whole lamb, they are to share with the nearest neighbor and divide it according to the number of souls and according to how much each person will eat. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 You are to keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall sacrifice it at twilight. 7 They shall take some of the blood and put it on their two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. 8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they must eat it. 9 Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. 10 Don't leave any of it until morning, and if any of it remains until morning you are to burn in the fire. 11 You are to eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. 13* But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. And death will not touch you as I smite the land of Egypt 14 ‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it by a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast, as an everlasting ordinance. 15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation within you. You must do no work of any kind on these days, only what every person must eat--that alone may be done by you. 17 So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance. 18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19 For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses. If anyone eats what is leavened, that person will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a foreigner or a native of the land. 20 You shall eat nothing leavened. In all your habitations you shall eat unleavened bread.'" 21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel, and told them, "Go and select for yourselves a lamb or young goat for each of your families, and sacrifice the Passover animals. 22 Then you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall  go out the door of his house until morning. 23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses and strike you. 24 You must observe this event as an ordinance for you and for your children forever. 25 It will come to pass when you come to the land which the LORD will give you, just as He promised, that you will keep this service. 26 And it shall come to pass, when your children will ask you,  ‘What does this ceremony mean?’ 27 that you will say, “It is the sacrifice of the LORD's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.” Then the people bowed their heads and worshiped. 28 So the children of Israel left and did exactly as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron. 29 At midnight the LORD killed every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on the throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of the livestock. 30 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. 31 He called for Moses and Aaron that night, and said, "Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel, go and worship the LORD, as you have said. 32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.” 33 The Egyptians urged the people, so that they might send them out of the land in haste and they said, "We are dead men!" 34 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders. 35 The children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians articles of silver, and articles of gold, and for clothing. 36 The LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. 37 Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, alongside children. 38 A mixed multitude went up with them and their flocks, herds and a great deal of livestock. 39 They baked unleavened cakes from the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves. 40 Now the amount of time that the children of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the LORD left the land of Egypt. 42 It is a night to be kept by ceremony to the LORD for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This night is dedicated to the LORD, to be observed by all the children of Israel throughout their generations. 43 Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner shall eat it. 44 But every man’s servant who was bought for money, once you have circumcised him, then he may eat it. 45 No foreigner or hired servant shall eat it. 46 In one house it shall be eaten; you shall not carry any of its flesh outside of the house, nor shall you break any of its bones. 47 The whole congregation of Israel must celebrate it. 48 And if a foreigner lives with you and wants to keep the Passover to the LORD, all their males must be circumcised, and then let them come near and keep it; and they shall be as one that is born in the land. For no uncircumcised person is to eat it. 49 One law shall be for the native-born and for the foreigner who dwells among you.” 50 So all the children of Israel did exactly as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron. 51 And it came to pass, on that very same day, that the LORD brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt according to their armies.


Chapter 13 


1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Dedicate unto me every firstborn, the first birth of every womb among the Israelites, both man and beast are mine" 3 Moses said to the people, "Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; how with a mighty hand the LORD freed you from this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. 4 On this day you are going out, in the month of Abib. 5 When the LORD brings you to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, then you must keep this ceremony in this month. 6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the LORD. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten for those seven days. Nothing leavened is to be found among you, and no leaven may be found among all your quarters. 8 On that day tell your children, 'We do this because of what the LORD did for us when we left Egypt.' 9 It shall be as a sign to you on your hands and as a memorial on your forehead, that the LORD’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt. 10 You shall keep this ordinance in its season from year after year. 11 “And it shall be, when the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, as He swore to you and your fathers, and gives it to you, 12 that you shall set apart to the LORD all that opens the womb, and every firstborn that comes from a animal that you have; the males shall be the LORD’s. 13 But every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. And all the firstborn of man among your sons you must redeem. 14 So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is the meaning of this?’ that you shall say to him, ‘By strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would not let us go, so the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: Therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all the firstborn males that open the womb, but all the firstborn of my children I redeem. 16 It shall be as a sign on your hands and on your eyelids, for by strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt.” 17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road through the land of the Philistines, even though it was closer, because God had said, "If the people face war, they may change their minds and return to Egypt." 18 So God led the people around by way of the wilderness by the Red Sea. Then the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt. 19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had placed the children of Israel under solemn oath, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you must carry up my bones from here with you.” 20 So they took their journey from Succoth and camped in Etham at the edge of the wilderness. 21 By day the LORD went ahead of them as a column of cloud to lead them on their way and by night he went ahead of them as a column of fire to give them light so that they could travel by day and by night. 22 He did not take away the column of smoke during the day, nor the column of fire during the night, they remained in front of the people     


Chapter 14 


1 Then the LORD said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea. 3 Then Pharaoh will say “the children of Israel, they are entangled in the land, the wilderness has shut them in.”  4 Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue you; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and through all his host and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” And so they did so. 5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the heart of Pharaoh and his servants turned against the people, and they said, “What have we done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?” 6 So Pharaoh prepared his chariot and took his army with him. 7 Also, he took six hundred choice chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt with captains over every one of them. 8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with hands held high. 9 The Egyptians pursued the Israelites. Pharaoh's army, including all his horse-drawn chariots and cavalry, caught up with them as they were setting up camp by the sea at Pi Hahiroth facing north, opposite Baal Zephon. 10 When Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and saw the Egyptians marching after them. Terrified, the children of Israel cried out to the LORD. 11 and they said to Moses, "Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say this to you in Egypt, 'Leave us alone so that we can serve the Egyptians, because it is better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness!'" 13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. for the Egyptians that you see today you shall never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” 15 And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? tell the children of Israel to go forward. 16 Then lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the sea. 17 As for Me, Know, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will pursue you; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his host, by his chariots and by his horsemen. 18 Then the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD, when I have brought Myself honor through Pharaoh, by his chariots, and by his horsemen.” 19 Then the angel of God, that went before the camp of Israel, moved behind them. So the column of cloud moved from in front of the camp of Israel and settled behind them. 20 It moved between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; as darkness fell, the cloud turned into flames, lighting up the night. So that the Egyptians could not approach the children of Israel all night. 21 Then Moses stretched out his hands over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and its waters were divided. 22 So the children of Israel passed through the sea on the dry ground, with walls of water on their right and on their left. 23 And the Egyptians pursued and went in after them, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24 During the morning watch the LORD looked down on the Egyptian army through the column of fire and cloud, and he threw the Egyptian army into a panic. 25 And He broke off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty. And the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians." 26 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hands over the sea, so that the waters may fall back on the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.” 27 So, Moses stretched out his hands over the sea and the sea returned to its full strength of depth when the morning appeared; the Egyptians tried to flee from it, but the LORD overthrew them sweeping the Egyptians into the sea. 28 The water returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the armies of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; not so much as one of them survived! 29 But the children of Israel walked on dry land through the sea, and the waters were as walls to them on their right and on their left. 30 So the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 So, Israel saw the great work that the LORD had done to the Egyptians, and the people feared the LORD; and they believed in the LORD, and his servant Moses. 


Chapter 15


1 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: “I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! 2 The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. 3 The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. 4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains are drowned in the Red Sea. 5 The depths have covered them; They sank to the bottom like a stone. 6 “Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O LORD, has dashed your enemies to pieces. 7 And in the greatness of Your excellency You have overthrown those who rose up against You; You sent forth Your wrath and It consumed them like stubble. 8 And with the blast of Your nostrils The waters were gathered together; The floods stood upright as walls; The depths congealed in the heart of the sea. 9 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoils; My desire shall be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, My hand shall destroy them.’ 10 You blew with Your wind, The sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters. 11 “Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12 You stretched out Your right hand; The earth swallowed them. 13 You in Your mercy have led forth your people who You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength to your holy land. 14 “The people will hear and be afraid; Sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of Philistia. 15 Then the chiefs of Edom will be terrified, trembling they will seize the leaders of Moab, and the inhabitants of Canaan will shake. 16 Your fear and dread will fall on them; By the greatness of Your arm they will be as still as a stone; until Your people pass over, O LORD, until your people pass over who You have purchased. 17 You will bring them in and plant them In the mountain of Your inheritance, In the place, O LORD, which You have made For Your own dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, that Your hands have established. 18 The LORD reigns for ever and ever. 19 For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea on them. But the children of Israel walked on dry land through the sea. 20 Then Miriam, the Prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all of the women followed behind her with playing timbrels and dancing. 21 So, Miriam answered them: “Sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!” 22 So Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, but found no water. 23 Then they came to Marah, but they were not able to drink the waters of Marah, because they were bitter. (That is why its name was Marah.) 24 And the people began to murmur against Moses, saying, “What do we drink?” 25 So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree and when he cast it into the waters, the waters became sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, 26 He said, "If you will diligently obey the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, paying close attention to his commandments and keeping all his statutes, then all the diseases that I brought on the Egyptians I will not bring on you, for I am the LORD that heals you. 27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters. 


Chapter 16


1  And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Shur, that is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they departed from the land of Egypt. 2 The whole congregation of the children of Israel began to murmur against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: 3 Then the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat and ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill our whole assembly with hunger.” 4  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Know, that I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people are to go out and gather a certain quota everyday, in this i will test them to see whether they will walk in My law or not. 5  On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.” 6 Then Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, “At evening you will know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt. 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your murmurs against the LORD. As for us, who are we that you should murmur against us?" 8 Moses continued, “The LORD will give you meat to eat this evening and all the bread you want in the morning, for he has heard the complaints that you are raising against Him. Who are we? Your murmurs are not against us but against the LORD.” 9 Then Moses said to Aaron, "Tell the whole congregation of the children of Israel: Come and stand before the LORD, because he has heard your complaints." 10 Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and there, the glory of the LORD appeared as a cloud. 11 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 12 “I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you will know that I am the LORD your God. 13 It came to pass, in the evening that quail came and covered the camp: and in the morning there was a layer of dew lay all around the camp. 14 When the layer of dew evaporated, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as thin as hoar frost on the ground. 15 When the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, This is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat. 16 “This is what the LORD has commanded, ‘Let every man gather it according to his needs. one omer for each person, according to the number of people living with him; let every man gather for those who are in his tent.’“ 17 The children of Israel did so gathering, some more, some less. 18 When they measured with an omer, the one who gathered much had nothing left over, and the one who gathered little lacked nothing; each one had gathered what he could eat. 19 Moses said, “Let no one leave any of it till morning.” 20 In spite of this, They did not listen to Moses; some of them left it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: so Moses was angry with them. 21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his need. And when the sun became hot, it melted. 22 On the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each person: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 23 Then he said to them, “This is what the LORD has said: ‘Tomorrow is the holy Sabbath of rest for the LORD. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.’ ” 24 So they laid it up until morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it. 25 Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD; today you will not find it in the field. 26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be none.” 27 Now it happened that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none. 28 And the LORD said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws? 29* See, For the LORD has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day bread for two days. Let every man know his place, let not no man step out of place on the seventh day. 30 So the people rested on the seventh day. 31 And the house of Israel named the bread manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. 32 Then Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Fill an omer with it, to be kept for your generations, that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’ ” 33 And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a pot and put an omer of manna in it, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.” 34 As the Lord commanded Moses, So Aaron placed it in front of the tabernacle to be kept. 35 And the children of Israel ate manna, forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they ate manna, until they came to the border of the land of Canaan. 36 Now an omer is one-tenth of an ephah. 


Chapter 17 


1 Then all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed, leaving the Wilderness of Shur, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 There the people complained to Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses replied. “Why do you contend with me?”  “Why do you test the LORD?” 3 The people became very thirsty for water and the people murmured against Moses, saying, “Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?” 4 So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, “What shall I do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me!” 5 And the LORD said to Moses, “Go before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand the staff that you struck the river with, and go. 6 For, I am standing before you there on the rock in Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 Then he named the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us or not? 8 Then came Amalek, who fought against Israel in Rephidim. 9 So Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out, to fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand." 10 Joshua did as Moses had instructed and engaged Amalek in battle while Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of the hill. 11 Whenever Moses would raise his hands, Israel prevailed, but whenever he let his hands rest, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until sunset. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 Then Moses built an altar and named it Jehovahnissi: 16 For he said, “Because the LORD has sworn: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” 


Chapter 18


1 Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, his people, and how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2 Earlier, Moses had sent his wife, Zipporah, and his two sons back to Jethro, who had taken them in. 3 Moses’ first son was named Gershom, for Moses had said when the boy was born, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land” 4 and the name of the other was Eliezer (for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”); 5  Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness, where they encamped at the mountain of God. 6 Jethro had sent word to Moses, saying, “I, Jethro, your father-in-law, am coming to see you with your wife and your two sons.”  7 Moses went out to meet his father-in-law; he bowed down and kissed him; each asked after the other’s welfare and then they went into Moses' tent. 8 Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians on Israel's behalf and all the hardships that they had encountered along the way; how the LORD had delivered them. 9 So, Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness that the LORD had done for Israel, that he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. 10 Then Jethro said, “Blessed be the LORD, 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. 11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods: for in the thing in which they dealt proudly, He was above them. 12 Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before God. 13 So it was, on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood before Moses from morning until evening. 14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?” 15 Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. 16 When they have a dispute, they come to me, and I judge between the one and the other; and I make known the statutes of God and His laws.” 17 Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. 18 For both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. This burden is too much for you; you will not be able to perform it alone. 19 Listen now to my voice; I will give you counsel, and God will be with you: Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring their disputes before God. 20 And you shall teach them the LORD’s statutes and laws, showing them the way they must walk and the work they must do. 21 Also, you shall select from all the people able men, who fear God, men of integrity who hate dishonest gain. You are to set these men above them as the rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and the rulers of tens. 22 Let them judge the people at all times. Have them bring every difficult matter to you but every small matter they can decide themselves. This will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. 23 If you do this, as God commands, you will not wear yourself out, and all these people will go home in peace.” 24 Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything that he had said. 25 So, Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, the rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and the rulers of tens. 26 So they judged the people at all times; the hard cases they brought to Moses, but they judged every small case themselves. 27 Then Moses said farewell to his father-in-law, and he went his way to his own land. 


Chapter 19 


1 In the third month after the children of Israel had left the land of Egypt, that very same day, they came into the Wilderness of Sinai. 2 After they journeyed from Rephidim, they had come to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. 3 Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, "This is what you shall say to the house of Jacob and to the children of Israel: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I carried you on eagles wings, and brought you, here to Myself. 5 And now, if you will diligently obey My voice and keep my covenant, then you will be a treasured possession to Me above all people;  for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests; a holy nation.’ These are the words that you will speak to the children of Israel.” 7 So Moses went back and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the LORD commanded him. 8 Then all the people answered together and said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do.” Then Moses brought the words of the people to the LORD. 9 The LORD said to Moses, "I am going to come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and believe you forever.” Then Moses told the LORD the words of the people. 10 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their clothes. 11 And make them ready for the third day. For on the third day the LORD will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 12 You must set boundaries for the people all around, saying, 'Take heed that you yourselves do not go up on the mountain nor touch its base. Whoever touches the mountain will surely be put to death! 13 Not even a hand shall touch it or they will surely be stoned, or shot through; whether beast or man, they shall not live: when the trumpet sounds long, then, you shall come up to the mount. 14 Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. 15 And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; Do not go near your wives." 16 On the third day in the morning there was lightning, thunder, and a thick cloud on the mountain. The sound of the trumpet was very loud and all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Mount Sinai was completely covered with smoke because the LORD had descended on it in fire. Smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.19 When the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. 20 Then the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mountain, so Moses went up. 21 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go down and warn the people not to cross the boundary to gaze at the LORD; otherwise many of them will perish. 22 Also let the priests who come near to the LORD consecrate themselves, or else the LORD will break out and destroy them.” 23 But Moses said to the LORD, “ The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai; for You warned us, saying, ‘Set boundaries around the mountain and consecrate it.” 24 Then The LORD replied, "Go down and bring Aaron back with you. Do not let the priests or the people cross the boundary and come up to Me, or I will destroy them." 25 So Moses went down to the people and spoke to them. 


Chapter 20


1 Then God spoke all these words, saying: 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness designed after anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you must not bow down to them or serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, charging the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. 7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who takes His name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.  9 Six days you are to labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. On it you must do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor the foreigner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. 12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you will live long in the land that the LORD your God will give you. 13 “You shall not murder. 14 “You shall not commit adultery. 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.” 18 Now all the people witnessed the thunder, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. 19 Then they said to Moses, "You speak to us and we will listen, but don't let God speak with us, or we will die. 20 “Do not be afraid,” Moses replied. “For God has come to test you, so that the fear of Him may be within you, to keep you from sinning” 21 So the people stood far off, but Moses went into the darkness where God was. 22 Then God said to Moses, “This is what you are to tell the children of Israel: If they practice all my commandments all shall go well with them and their children throughout the ages. And I will give them a prohpet who will speak all I tell him and anyone who does not listen to this prophet, I will hold accountable. And prophet who speaks falsehoods in My name or speaks in the name of another God shall die. They will ask "how will we know if a prophet speaks the Lord's words?" if the things the prophet speaks do not come to pass it is not the Lord's word. The prophet has spoken arrogantly, do not revere him" 23 You are not to make any gods alongside Me; you are not to make for yourselves gods of silver or gold. 24 An altar of earth you shall make for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I record My name I will come to you, and I will bless you. 25 And if you will make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stone; for if you use your tools on it, you will have polluted it. 26 Nor shall you go up by steps to my altar, so that your nakedness is not exposed.' 


Chapter 21


1 “These are the laws you are to set before them: 2 "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years, but in the seventh year he will go out free without paying anything. 3 If he came in by himself he will go out by himself; if he had a wife when he came in, then his wife will go out with him. 4 If his master gave him a wife, and she bore sons or daughters, the wife and the children will belong to her master, and he will go out by himself. 5 But if the servant plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ 6 then his master must bring him to the judges, and he will bring him to the door by the doorposts, and his master will pierce his ear with an awl, and he shall serve him forever. 7 "If a man sells his daughter as a female servant, she will not go out as the male servants do. 8 If she does not please her master, who has betrothed her to himself, then he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to a foreign nation, since he has dealt deceitfully with her. 9 And if he has betrothed her to his son, he is to treat her according to the custom for daughters. 10 If he takes another wife; her food, her clothing, and her duty of marriage, he must not diminish. 11 If he does not do these three things for her, she may go out free without payment of money. 12 “Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death. 13 However, if he did not do it with premeditation, but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint for you a place where he may flee. 14  “But if a man acts with premeditation against his neighbor, to kill him by treachery, you shall take him to from “My sanctuary” so that he may be put to death. 15 “Whoever strikes his father or his mother must be put to death. 16 "Whoever kidnaps someone and sells him, or is caught still holding him, must surely be put to death. 17  "Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death. 18 “If men contend with each other, and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but is confined to his bed, 19 if he rises again and walks around with his staff, then he who struck him shall be acquitted: only he must pay for the loss of his time, and shall provide for his healing until he is thoroughly healed. 20 And If a man strikes his servant, or his maid with a rod, and the servant dies by his hand, he must be punished. 21 But if the servant continues to live a day or two, the owner will not be punished; for he is his property. 22 “If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life,  24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26 If a man strikes and blinds the eye of his servant or maid, he must let him go free for the sake of his eye. 27 And if he knocks out the tooth of his male or female servant, he must let him go free for the sake of his tooth. 28 “If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, then the ox shall surely be stoned, and its flesh must not be eaten; but the owner of the ox is to be acquitted. 29 But if the ox had a habit of goring, and its owner was warned, yet he did not take the necessary precautions, and then it killed a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned and the man must be put to death. 30 If there is a sum of money imposed on him, then he must pay to redeem his life, whatever is imposed on him. 31 Whether it has gored a son or gored a daughter, according to this law it shall be done to him. 32 If the ox gores a male servant or a female servant, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver, and the ox must be stoned. 33 “And if a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls in it, 34 the owner of the pit must make it good. He must give money to the owner; and the dead beast will become his. 35 “If one man’s ox hurts another’s, so that it dies, then they will sell the live ox and divide its proceeds, and they will also divide the dead ox. 36 But if it was known that the ox had the habit of goring, and its owner did not take the necessary precautions, he must surely replace the ox, then the dead animal will become his.


Chapter 22


1 “If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, he must restore five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep. 2 “If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck with a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; 3 but if it happens after sunrise, the defender is guilty of bloodshed. “Anyone who steals must certainly make restitution, but if they have nothing, they must be sold to pay for their theft. 4 If the stolen animal is found alive in their possession—whether ox or donkey or sheep—they must pay back double. 5 “If anyone grazes their livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in someone else’s field, the offender must make restitution from the best of their own field or vineyard. 6 "If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, so that stacked grain or standing grain or the whole field is consumed, the one who started the fire must surely make restitution. 7 “If anyone gives a neighbor money or goods for safekeeping and it was stolen from a neighbor’s house, the thief, if caught, must pay back double. 8 If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house will be brought before the judges to see whether he has laid his hand on his neighbor's goods. 9 "In every ownership dispute involving an ox, donkey, sheep, garment, or anything that is lost where a person says, 'This is mine,' the case between the two of them is to come before the judges, and the one that the judges declare guilty is to repay double to his neighbor. 10 If a man gives his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep, and it dies or is hurt or is carried away without anyone seeing it, 11 the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD that the neighbor did not lay hands on the other person’s property. The owner is to accept this, and no restitution is required. 12 But if the animal was stolen from the neighbor, restitution must be made to the owner. 13 If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, the neighbor shall bring in the remains as evidence and shall not be required to pay for the torn animal. 14 “If anyone borrows an animal from their neighbor and it is injured or dies while the owner is not present, they must make restitution. 15 If its owner was with it, he need not make restitution; if it was hired, it came for its hire. 16 “If a man entices a maid who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she will be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he must pay money according to the bride-price of virgins. 18 “You must not allow a sorceress to live. 19 “Whoever lies with an animal must be put to death. 20 “Anyone who sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be utterly destroyed. 21 “Do not mistreat a foreigner or oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. 22 “You must not afflict any widow or fatherless child. 23 If you afflict them in any way and they cry out to Me, I will hear their cry; 24 and My wrath will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless. 25 "If you lend money to any of my people who are poor among you, do not be like a moneylender to him; do not charge him interest. 26 If you take your neighbor’s garment as a pledge, you must return it to him before the sun goes down. 27 For that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What will he sleep in? And when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious. 28 “Do not despise God or curse the ruler of your people. 29 “You must not delay to offer the first of your ripe fruits or your liqueurs: The firstborn of your sons you must give to Me. 30 Likewise you will do with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day. 31 “And you will be holy men to Me: you must not eat meat torn by beasts in the field; you must throw it to the dogs. 


Chapter 23


1 “Do not circulate a false report. Do not join hands with wicked men as an unrighteous witness. 2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing evil; when you testify in a dispute, never be swayed to favor the majority, this would pervert justice. 3 Nor are you to show partiality to a poor man in a dispute. 4 “If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you are to bring it back to him. 5 And  If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen under its load, and you would refrain from helping it,  instead, be sure to help him with it. 6 "You must not deny justice to the poor in their disputes. 7 Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not kill the innocent or the righteous. For I will not acquit the wicked. 8 Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.  9 “Also you must not oppress a foreigner, for you know the heart of a foreigner, because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. 10 "For six years you are to sow your land and gather in its produce. 11 But let the land rest during the seventh year. The poor are to eat what they want from your fields, vineyards, and olive trees during that year, and when they have all they want from your fields, leave the rest for wild animals. 12 “Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your handmaid and the foreigner, may be refreshed. 13 “Be careful to do everything I have said to you and make no mention of the names of other gods, do not let them be heard on your lips. 14 “Three times, each year, you are hold a feast dedicated to Me: 15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (you must eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty) 16 And the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors which you have sown in the field: and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field. 17 “Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD. 18 “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor shall the fat of My sacrifice remain until morning. 19 The first from the firstfruits from your soil you must bring to the house of the LORD your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk. 20 “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place that I have prepared. 21 Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. 22 But if you carefully obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. 23 For My angel will go before you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off. 24 "You must not bow down to their gods; you must not serve them or do according to their practices. Instead you must completely overthrow them and completely break down their images. 25 “You shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take away sickness from among you, 26 No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will give you long full lives. 27 “I will send My fear before you, I will destroy all the people that I lead you against, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. 28 And I will send hornets before you, that will drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you. 29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, or the land would become desolate and the beasts of the field would become too numerous for you. 30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and inherit the land. 31 And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea to the sea of Philistia, and from the desert to the River. For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. 32 "You must make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33 Do not let them live in your land, or they will make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, they will surely become a snare to you.”  


Chapter 24 


1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar. 2 Moses alone may come near the LORD, but the others must not come near, nor may the people go up with him." 3 So Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all His laws. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words that the LORD has said we will do.” 4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD. And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and raised up twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he prepared a burnt offering upon the altar. 5 Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls 6 Then with the other half he wrote upon the altar "God said to moses: I revealed unto abraham and isaac and unto jacob the covenant I made with them to be their God and their peoples God, for all time" 7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it aloud to the people, and they said, “All that the LORD has said we will do and we will be obedient.” 8 Then Moses took the blood; sprinkled it on the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant which the LORD has made with you according to all these words.” 9 Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, 10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there under His feet was a paved work of sapphire stone, and within it was the body of heaven in His radiance. 11 But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw God, and they ate and drank. 12 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and stay there; and I will give you tablets of stone; the law and commandments that I have written, so that you may teach them.” 13 So Moses arose with his minister Joshua, and Moses went up to the mountain of God. 14 He told the elders, "Wait for us in this place until we return to you. Aaron and Hur are with you. If any man has a dispute, bring it to them.” 15 Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain. 16 Now the glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses from within the cloud. 17 The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. 18 So Moses went into the cloud and went up into the mountain. Moses stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. 


Chapter 25


1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Speak to the children of Israel and request a raised-offering for Me. From everyone who gives willingly from his heart you are to accept My offering. 3 And this is the offering which you are to take from them: gold, silver, and bronze, 4 blue, purple, scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 5 Ram skins dyed red, badger skins, and shittim wood; 6 oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, 7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. 8 And let them make for Me a sanctuary, that I may live among them. 9 According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, according to the pattern you shall make it. 10 “They are to make an ark of shittim wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height. 11 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and shall make on it a molding of gold all around. 12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four corners; two rings shall be on one side, and two rings on the other side. 13 And you shall make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 You shall put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, so that the ark may be carried by them. 15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. 16 And you shall put into the ark the Testimony which I will give you. 17 “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width. 18 And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat. 19 Make one cherub on one end, and the other cherub on the other end; upon the mercy seat you are to make the cherubims on its two ends 20 And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be. 21 You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. 22 And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, regarding everything that I will give you as commandments to the children of Israel. 23 “You shall also make a table of shittim wood; two cubits shall be its length, a cubit its width, and a cubit and a half its height. 24 You are to overlay it with pure gold, and make a molding of gold all around. 25 You shall make for it a frame of a handbreadth wide all around, and you shall make a golden crown to the frame all around. 26 And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners that are at its four legs. 27 The rings shall be close to the frame, as holders for the staves to bear the table. 28 And you shall make the poles of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be carried by them. 29 You shall make its dishes, its pans, its pitchers, and its bowls for pouring. You shall make them of pure gold. 30 You are to set the Bread of the Presence on the table before me always. 31 You are to make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: its shaft, and its branches, its bowls, its knops, and its flowers, shall be made as a single piece. 32 Six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: 33 Three bowls made in the shape of almonds, with a knop and a flower on one branch; and three bowls made like almonds on the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. 34 And on the candlestick shall be four bowls made in the shape of  almonds, with their knops and their flowers. 35 And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. 36 Their knops and their branches shall be made as a single piece: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. 37 You are to make seven lamps: and are to light the lamps so that they give light around and upon it. 38 The tongs and its snuffdishes shall be of pure gold. 39 It shall be made from a talent of pure gold, with all these vessels. 40 See that you make them according to the pattern shown to you on the mountain.


Chapter 26


1 You are to make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twined linen of blue, purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of skillful work you shall weave them. 2 The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits. And every one of the curtains shall have the same measurements. 3 Five of the curtains are to be paired together, and the other five paired as well. 4 You are to make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise you are to make in the uttermost edge of the other curtain in the second set. 5 Fifty loops you shall make in the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is on the end of the second set, that the loops may be clasped to one another. 6 And you are to make fifty taches of gold, then join the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle. 7 “You shall also make curtains of goats’ hair, to be a covering over the tabernacle. You are to make eleven curtains. 8 The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; and the eleven curtains shall all have the same measurements. 9 And you shall join the five curtains as one set and the other six curtains as another set, and you shall double over the sixth curtain at the forefront of the tent. 10 You are to make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain of the second set. 11 And you shall make fifty bronze clasps, put the clasps into the loops, and join the tent together, that it may be one. 12 The remnant that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. 13 A cubit on one side and a cubit on the other side, from what remains of the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle, on this side and on that side, to cover it. 14 “You shall also make a covering of ram skins dyed red for the tent, and a covering of badger skins above that. 15 You shall make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing upright. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the width of each board. 17 Two tenons shall for each board, set in order one against another: Do this for all the boards of the tabernacle. 18 You are to make for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side. 19 You shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons. 20 And for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, there shall be twenty boards 21 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 22 Then for the sides of the tabernacle westward you are to make six boards. 23 And you shall also make two boards for the two back corners of the tabernacle. 24 They shall be joined together at the bottom and they shall be joined together at the top by one ring. Do this for both of them. They shall be for the two corners. 25 And there shall be eight boards, with sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 26 “And you shall make bars of shittim wood: five for the boards on the one side of the tabernacle, 27 And five bars for the boards on the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards on the side of the tabernacle, for the two sides westward. 28 The middle bar shall pass through the boards from end to end. 29 You are to overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for settings for the bars: and overlay the bars with gold. 30 You are to raise up the tabernacle according to the fashion that was shown to you on the mountain. 31 You are to make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet, from finely twined linen of skillful work: with cherubims shall it be made: 32 You are to hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be made of gold, on their four sockets of silver. 33 You are to hang up the veil under the taches, so that you may bring within the veil the ark of the testimony: The veil shall be a divider for you between the holy place and the Most Holy. 34 Then put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. 35 You are to set the table outside the veil and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: then put the table on the northside. 36 You are to make a hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, purple, and scarlet, finely twined linen, made by needlework. 37 You are to make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be made of gold: and you shall cast five sockets of brass for them. 


Chapter 27


1 “You shall make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide—the altar shall be foursquare—and its height shall be three cubits. 2 You shall make horns upon the four corners of it and its horns shall be one piece. And you shall overlay it with brass. 3 Also you shall make its pans to receive its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of brass. 4 And you shall make a grate for it, a network of brass; and on the net you are to make four brasen rings for its four corners. 5 Then put it under the compass of the altar beneath, so that the net may be centered to the middle of the altar. 6 You are to make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass. 7 The staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be set upon the two sides of the altar, to carry it. 8 You shall make it hollow with boards; as it was shown you on the mountain, so shall they make it. 9 And you shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the southside facing southward there shall be hangings for the court of finely twined linen made a hundred cubits long for one side: 10 And its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets shall be brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. 11 And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of a hundred cubits long, along with twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be made of silver. 12 “And along the width of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits, with their ten pillars and their ten sockets. 13 And the width of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits. 14 The hangings on one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits with three pillars, and three sockets. 15 And on the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits, with three pillars and three sockets. 16 “For the gate of the court there shall be a hanging of twenty cubits long, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, of finely twined linen, made by needlework. It shall have four pillars and four sockets. 17 All the pillars around the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver and their sockets of brass. 18 The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the width fifty on all sides, and the height five cubits of finely twined linen, and their sockets of brass. 19 All the vessels of the tabernacle used for all its services, and all its pins, and all the pins of the court, shall be made of brass. 20 And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring you pure oil from pressed olives, beaten for the lamp, to cause the lamp to burn always. 21 In the tabernacle of congregation, outside the veil that is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the LORD. This shall be a statute forever for their generations on behalf of the children of Israel. 


Chapter 28


1 Take Aaron your brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, and instruct him to minister for Me holding the office of a priest, Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons. 2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, both glorious and beautiful. 3 Speak to all that are wise hearted, those I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister to Me and hold the office of a priest . 4 These are the garments they shall make; a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that they may minister to Me in the office of a priest. 5 “They shall take the gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine linen, 6 And they shall make the ephod from gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and finely twined linen, of skillful work. 7 It shall have two shoulder pieces joined at the two edges and so it shall be joined together. 8 And the intricate girdle of the ephod, shall be made as a single piece, according to its design, made of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, from finely twined linen. 9 Then take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the twelve children of Israel: 10 Six of their names on one stone, and the remaining six names resting on the other stone, in order of their birth. 11 By the work of an engraver of stone, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: you shall make them to be set in ouches of gold. 12 You are to put the two stones on the shoulders of the ephod as memorial stones for the children of Israel: and Aaron is to bear their names before the LORD on his shoulders as a memorial. 13 You shall make ouches of gold; 14 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; from braided work shall you make them, and fasten the braided chains to the ouches. 15 Then you shall make the breastplate of judgment with skillful work; like the work of the ephod you shall make it; from gold, blue, purple, scarlet, finely twined linen shall you make it. 16 Foursquare It shall be doubled: a span shall be its length, and a span shall be its width. 17 You are to set in it settings of stones, evenly in four rows of stones: in the first row there shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. 18 And in the second row there shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 19 And in the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. 20 And in the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: these shall be set in gold inclosings. 21 These stones shall be engraved with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; each with the names according to the twelve tribes. 22 Then you shall make for the breastplate chains at the ends of braided work from pure gold. 23 And you shall make for the breastplate two rings of gold, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. 24 And you are to put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings which are at the ends of the breastplate. 25 And with the other two ends of the two braided chains you are to fasten the two ouches, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod. 26 You shall make two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate at its border, that is on the inner side of the ephod. 27 You shall make another two rings of gold, and put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, towards the front, beside the other coupling, above the intricate girdle of the ephod. 28 They are to bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so it may be above the intricate girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate is not loosed from the ephod. 29 Then Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel on the breastplate of judgment near to his heart, as he goes into the holy place, as a memorial before the LORD always. 30 You shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall rest over Aaron's heart, as he goes in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel over his heart before the LORD always. 31 “You shall make the robe of the ephod of all blue. 32 And there will be an opening for the head in the middle; it shall have a binding of woven work all around the opening, as with the opening of a habergeon, so that it does not tear. 33 And on its hem you are to make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, around its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: 34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all around. 35 And this is to be worn by Aaron when he ministers, and his sound will be heard when he goes into the holy place before the LORD and when he comes out, so that he does not die. 36 Then you are to make a plate of pure gold, and engrave on it, as with the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO THE LORD.  27 Then put it on a blue lace, so it may be set on the mitre; on the forefront of the mitre it shall rest. 38 This will be worn on Aaron’s forehead, so that Aaron may bear the iniquity of our offerings, which the children of Israel are to consecrate as their holy gifts; and it shall be always on his forehead, so they may be accepted by the LORD. 39 You are to embroider the coat from fine linen, and make the mitre from fine linen, and the girdle by needlework. 40 Also for Aaron's sons you are to make coats, girdles, and head coverings that are glorious and beautiful. 4 Put these on Aaron your brother, and his sons with him; and anoint them, consecrate them, and sanctify them, so they may minister to Me as priest's. 42 You shall make them linen breeches to clothe them; from the loins to the thighs they shall reach: 43 These shall be worn by Aaron, and his sons, when they come into the tabernacle of the congregation and when they come near the altar to minister within the holy place; so they do not carry their iniquity, and die: This shall be a statute forever for him and his children after him. 


Chapter 29


1 "This is what you must do to them in order to consecrate them so that they may minister to Me as My priests. Take a young bull and two rams without blemish; 2 unleavened bread, unleavened cakes, tempered with oil, unleavened wafers and anointed with oil: from wheat flour you shall make them. 3 Then put them in one basket, and present them in the basket, beside the bull and the two rams. 4 Then Aaron and his sons shall bring them to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall wash them with water. 5 You are to take the garments, and clothe Aaron with the coat, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, the breastplate and wrap him with the intricate girdle of the ephod: 6 Then put the mitre on his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. 7 Then take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head, and anoint him. 8 Then you shall bring his sons and put the coats on them. 9 Then wrap them with the girdles, both Aaron and his sons, and put their hats on them: and the priest's office shall be theirs as a perpetual statute: then you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons. 10 “You shall then have the bull brought before the tabernacle of congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull. 11 And they shall kill the bull before the LORD, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 12 Then take the blood of the bull, and put it on the horns of the altar using your finger, and pour all the blood beside the bottom of the altar. 13 You are to take all the fat that covers the innards, and the caul that is above the liver, the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar. 14 But the flesh of the bull, and his skin, and his dung, you shall burn with fire outside the camp: as a sin offering. 15 Also take one ram; then Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram. 16 And sacrifice the ram, then take its blood, and sprinkle it around the altar. 17 Then cut the ram into pieces, and wash its innards and legs. Then put them with its pieces and with its head. 18 You are to burn the whole ram on the altar: it is a burnt offering to the LORD: it is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD. 19 You shall take the other ram, then Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram. 20 Then they shall sacrifice the ram, take its blood, and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and on the tip of the right ear of each of his sons, and on the thumb of their right hands, and on the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood on the altar all around. 21 Then take the blood that is on the altar, and the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron, and on his garments, and on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be consecrated, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him. 22 Also take the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covers its innards, and the caul above the liver, the two kidneys, and the fat on them, and it’s right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration: 23 Also take a loaf of bread, and a cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD: 24 Then put all these in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and they shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD. 25 You shall receive them back from their hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma before the LORD. It is an offering made by fire to the LORD. 26 You shall take the breast of the ram from Aaron's consecration, and wave it as a wave offering before the LORD: and this shall be your part. 27 Then you are to sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is separated and then heaved up, from the ram of the consecration, the one that was for Aaron and from the one that was for his sons. 28 This shall be for Aaron and his sons' by a statute forever from the children of Israel: for this is a heave offering: and it will be a heave offering from the children of Israel as a sacrifice for their peace offering, and for their heave offering for the LORD. 29 And the holy garments of Aaron will belong to his sons' after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them. 30 And the son who becomes priest in his place shall put them on for seven days, when he enters the tabernacle of meeting to minister in the holy place. 31 “And you shall take the ram of the consecration and boil its flesh in the holy place. 32 Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of congregation. 33 They are to eat the things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; but an foreigner must not eat them, because they are holy. 34 And if any of the flesh of the consecrated offering, or the bread offering, remains until the morning, then burn the remainder with fire: it must not be eaten, because it is holy.  35 You shall do to Aaron, and his sons, all that I have commanded: seven days you shall consecrate them. 36 You shall offer each day a bull as a sin offering for atonement: and you shall cleanse the altar, after you have made an atonement on it, and you are to anoint it, to sanctify it. 37 Seven days you shall make an atonement on the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatever touches the altar shall be holy. 38 Now this is what you are to offer on the altar; two lambs of the first year on each day. 39 One lamb you shall offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shall offer at evening: 40 With one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of a hin of wine as a drink offering. 41 The other lamb you shall offer at evening, in the same manner according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering, for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire for the LORD. 42 This is to be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak to you. 43 There I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle will be sanctified by my glory. 44 And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will also sanctify both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the office of priest's. 45 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. 46 And they will know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, so that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God. 


Chapter 30 


1 Make an altar to burn incense on: from shittim wood you are to make it. 2 A cubit shall be its length, and a cubit the width of it; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height of it: the horns shall be a single piece with it. 3 Overlay it with pure gold, the top, the sides all around, and the horns of it; and you shall make for it a crown of gold all around. 4 And two golden rings shall you make for it under the crown, by the two corners of it, on the two sides of it shall you make it; and they will be places for the staves to carry it all. 5 Make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. 6 You shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is above the testimony, where I will meet with you. 7 And Aaron shall light sweet incense on it every morning: when he prepares the lamps, he is to light incense on it. 8 And when Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall light incense on it, as a tradition, as an incense offering for the LORD throughout your generations. 9 You must not offer strange incense on it, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it. 10 Aaron shall make an atonement on the horns of it once a year with the blood from the sin offering of atonements: once a year shall he make atonement on it throughout your generations: it is most holy to the LORD. 11 When you take census of the children of Israel to number them, then every man shall give a ransom for his soul to the LORD, when you number them, so that there may be no plague among them when you number them. 13 This is what everyone among those who are numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs). The half-shekel shall be an offering to the LORD. 14 Everyone included among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering to the LORD. 15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering to the LORD, to make an atonement for their souls. 16 You shall take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and use it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial to the children of Israel for the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls. 17 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 18 You shall also make a laver of brass, and its foot also of brass, to wash it: and you are to put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and you shall put water in it. 19 Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet there: 20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, so that they do not die and when they come near the altar to minister or to burn offering made by fire to the LORD: 21 They are to wash their hands and their feet, so that they do not die: this shall be a statute forever to them, to Aaron and to his children throughout their generations. 22  Again, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 23 Also take with you principal spices, pure myrrh worth five hundred shekels, and sweet cinnamon, half as much, two hundred and fifty shekels, and sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, 24 And cassia worth five hundred shekels, from the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin from the oil of olives: 25 You shall make an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound from the art of an apothecary: it shall be a holy anointing oil. 26 You are to anoint the tabernacle of the congregation with it, and the ark of the testimony, 27 The table and all its vessels, the candlestick and its vessels, and the altar of incense, 28 And the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its foot. 29 You are to sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatever touches them shall be holy. 30 Then anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister to Me in the office of priest’s. 31 Then speak to the children of Israel, saying, This is a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations. 32 On ordinary people it must not be poured, nor are you to make anything like it, from the same composition: it is holy, and it shall be holy to you. 33 If anyone compounds anything like it, or whoever puts any of it on an unqualified person, shall be cut off from their people. 34 Then the LORD said to Moses, Take sweet spices of, stacte, onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices and pure frankincense: use an equal weight of each: 35 You are to make them into an incense, a compound by the art of an apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: 36 Then beat some of it very fine, and put it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with you: it is to be most holy to you. 37 As for the incense you make, you shall not make anything for yourselves according to its composition: it shall be regarded by you as holy for the LORD. 38 Whoever makes anything like it, to smell it, shall be cut off from his people. 


Chapter 31


1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: 3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 4 To create skillful works, to work in gold, in silver, and in brass, 5 In cutting of stones, and settings for them, carving timber, and to work in all manner of craftsmanship. 6 And I have also chosen Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all who are wise hearted I have put wisdom, so that they may make all that I have commanded you; 7 The tabernacle of the congregation, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat that is there on it, and all the furniture of the tabernacle, 8 The table and its furniture, the pure candlestick with all its furniture, and the altar of incense, 9 The altar of burnt offering with all its furniture, the laver and its foot, 10 The cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons, to minister in the priest's office, 11 The anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded they shall do. 12 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 13 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, truly my sabbaths you must keep: for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; so that you may know that I am the LORD who does sanctify you. 14 You must keep the sabbath; regarded as holy to you: anyone that defiles it shall be put to death: and if anyone does any work on it, their soul is to be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days work may be done; but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whoever does any work on the sabbath day, shall be put to death. 16 As for the children of Israel they must keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, as an everlasting covenant. 17 This is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. 18 Then he gave to Moses, after he had finished communing with him on mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God. 


Chapter 32


1 When the people saw that Moses was delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves to Aaron, and said to him, “Get up, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what has become of him.” 2 So Aaron said to them, Break off the golden earrings that are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me. 3 So all the people broke off the golden earrings in their ears, and brought them to Aaron. 4 He received them by their hands, and fashioned, with a graving tool, a molten calf: Then they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that has brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” 5 When Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, saying, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD. 6 So they rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to celebrate. 7 Then the LORD said to Moses, Go down, for the people that you brought out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: 8 They have turned aside quickly away from the ways that I commanded them: they have made a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, “This is your god, O Israel, thas has brought you out of the land of Egypt.” 9 Then the LORD said to Moses, “I have seen these people, and indeed they are a stiff-necked people! 10 Now, leave me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, that I may consume them: then I will make you into a great nation.” 11 But Moses pleaded with the LORD his God and said LORD, why does your wrath wax hot against Your people, that You have brought from out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? 12 Should the Egyptians speak, and say, with evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and relent of this anger against your people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever. 14 So the LORD relented from the wrath that he was going to bring on his people.. 15 Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain, bringing the two tablets of the testimony in his hand: the tablets had writing on both sides; on the one side and on the other there was writing. 16 The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. 17 When Joshua heard the noise from the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, There are sounds of war in the camp. 18 He also said, It is not the sound of those who shout for victory, nor is it the cry of those being defeated: but the noise of people singing I can hear. 19 So it came to pass, as soon as he came near to the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands, and they broke there beneath the mountain. 20 He took the calf that they had made and burnt it in the fire. Then he ground it into powder; threw it into water and made the children of Israel drink of it. 21 Then Moses said to Aaron, what did these people do to you, to make you bring such a great sin on them? 22 Aaron replied, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: you know these people, that they are set on evil. 23 They said to me, “make us a god that will go before us: as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what has become of him.” 24 So I said to them, Whoever has any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it to me: then I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out. 25 When Moses saw that the people were naked (as Aaron had not restrained them, to their own shame among their enemies), 26 He stood at the gate of the camp, and said, Whoever is on the LORD'S side? let them come to me!. So all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. 27 He said to them, the LORD God of Israel says, Every man is to put his sword by his side, going in and out from gate to gate through the camp, and each of you is to kill your brothers, your companions and your neighbors. 28 Then the children of Levi obeyed the word of Moses: On that day about three thousand people were killed. 29 Then Moses said, Consecrate yourselves this day to the LORD, everyman and his son, and his brother; so that He may bestow on you a blessing. 30 So it came to pass on the next day, that Moses said to the people, “You have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make an atonement for your sin.” 31 So Moses returned to the LORD and said, “Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold! 32 But now, if you will forgive their sins--; but if not, blot me, I pray you, out of your book that you have written. 33 Then the LORD said to Moses, Whoever has sinned against Me, him, I will blot out of my book. 34 Go now and lead the people to the place which I have spoken to you: Know, my Angel will go before you: nevertheless the day is coming that I will visit their sins on them. 35 And the LORD sent a plague on the people because they had made the calf--the one Aaron made. 


Chapter 33


1 Then the LORD said to Moses, Depart, and go from here, you and the people that you have brought from out of the land of Egypt,  into the land that I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, to your children i will give it: 2 I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 3 Go to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not dwell among the people; because you are a stiffnecked people: otherwise, I might destroy them on the way.” 4 When the people heard these terrifying words, they went into mourning and stopped wearing their ornaments and fine clothes. 5 For the LORD had said to Moses, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘You are a stiff-necked people; if for a single moment I were to dwell among you, I would destroy you. So now take off your ornaments, so that I will know what to do with you.’” 6 So the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mountain of Horeb. 7 Then Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it outside of the camp, far off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. So it came to pass, that everyone who sought the LORD went to the tabernacle of the congregation, which was outside of the camp. 8 So it came to pass, that when Moses went to the tabernacle, all the people rose up, and stood at the entrance of their tents, and looked towards Moses, until he had gone into the tabernacle. 9 When Moses entered into the tabernacle, a pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, there the LORD spoke with Moses. 10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshiped, everyone at their tent door. 11 Then the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to a friend. Then he turned to face the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from inside the tabernacle. 12 Then Moses said to the LORD, See, you said to me, Bring out these people: but you have not let me know why you sent me. Yet, you said, I know you by name and you have found favor in my sight. 13 Now, I pray you, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now, Your ways, so that I may know You, so that we may find favor in Your sight: and so that You may consider this nation Your people. 14 And He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 Moses replied, If Your presence does not go with me, bring us not from this place. 16 For how would it be known that here in this place, I and Your people found favor in your sight? Is it not by You going with us? That we are separated, I and Your people, from all the people on the face of the earth. 17 Then the LORD said to Moses, I will also do this thing that you have asked: for you have found favor in My sight, and I know you by name. 18 Then Moses said, “Please, show me Your glory.” 19 He replied, I will make all My wonders pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will bless who I bless, and I will show mercy on who I show mercy. 20 He said, you cannot see My face: for there shall be no man who sees Me and lives. 21 Then the LORD said, know, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand on a rock: 22 It will come to pass, when My glory passes by, where I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and cover you with My hand as I pass by: 23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” 


Chapter 34 


1 The LORD said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke. 2 Be ready tomorrow morning, when you are to come up to Mount Sinai and present yourself to Me on the top of the mountain. 3 No man shall come up with you, and let no man be seen on the entire mountain; not even the flocks or the herds may graze in front of the mountain." 4 He cut two tablets of stone like the first; so Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up on mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him. Then he took in his hand the two tablets of stone. 5 And the LORD descended in a cloud, and stood with Moses there as he proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6 The LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin, who will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers on their children, and on their children's children, to the third and to the fourth generation. 8 So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. 9 Moses said, If now I have found grace in your sight, O Lord, let My Lord, I pray you, dwell among us; for we are a stiffnecked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance. 10 He said, Know, I make a covenant: in front of all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people that are among you shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with you. 11 Be sure to obey what I command you on this day: Know, that i wilI drive out before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12 Be sure that you yourselves, do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going or it will be a snare among your people: 13 You are to destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their sacred groves: 14* You shall worship no other god: but the LORD, whose name is Zealous, for He is a zealous God: 15 Or else you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, as they go whoring after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you to eat from his sacrifice and you eat; 16 If you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters go whoring after their gods, they will make your sons go whoring after their gods. 17 You shall make yourselves no molded gods. 18 The feast of unleavened bread you must keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time in the month Abib: for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.19 All that opens the womb is Mine, and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep. 20 But the firstborn of an ass you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you do not redeem him, then you are to break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you must redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed. 21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in plowing time and in harvest you must rest. 22 You shall observe the feast of weeks, from the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end. 23 Three times a year shall all your males appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. 24 For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders and no man will covet your land when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year. 25 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; nor shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left until the morning. 26 The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young animal in its mother's milk. 27  Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel." 28 Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. Moses engraved on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments 29 It came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tablets of testimony in his hand, as he came down from the mountain, Moses didn’t know that the skin of his face shone as he talked with Him. 30 When Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses and how the skin of his face shone; they were afraid to come near him. 31 Moses called to them; Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation came to him: and Moses spoke with them 32 Afterward all the children of Israel came near: and he gave them, as commandments, all that the LORD had spoken to him on mount Sinai. 33 When Moses was done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. 34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out. And when he came out he would tell the children of Israel what he was commanded. 35 But when the children of Israel saw the face of Moses and that the skin of Moses' face shone. Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with God. 


Chapter 35


1 Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said to them, These are the words that the LORD has commanded you to do. 2 Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day there will be, to you, a holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whoever does work on it shall be put to death. 3 You shall kindle no fire within your dwellings on the sabbath day. 4 Then Moses spoke to the entire congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is what the LORD commanded 5 Take from among you an offering to the LORD: whoever is of a willing heart and let them bring it as an offering to the LORD of gold, silver, and brass, 6 blue, purple, and scarlet, fine linen, and goats' hair, 7 rams' skins dyed red, badgers' skins, shittim wood, 8 And oil for lighting, spices for anointing oil, and sweet incense, 9 Onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate. 10 Let every wise hearted among you come, and make all that the LORD has commanded; 11 The tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, its taches, and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets, 12 The ark, and the staves for it, with the mercy seat, and the veil of the covering, 13 The table, and its staves, and all its vessels, and the Bread of the Presence, 14 The candlestick also the things for its light, its furniture, its lamps, with the oil for light, 15 The incense altar, its staves, and the anointing oil, the sweet incense, and the hangings for the door at the entrance of the tabernacle, 16 The altar of burnt offering, with its brasen grate, its staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its foot, 17 The hangings of the court, its pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for the door of the court, 18 the pegs of the tabernacle, the pegs of the court, and their cords; 19 The garments of ministry, used for service in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons, to minister in the priest's office. 20 So all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. 21 Then, They came, everyone whose heart stirred them, and everyone whose spirit made them willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering for the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all its service, and for the holy garments. 22 So they came, both men and women, as many as were willing of heart, and brought bracelets, earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and everyone that gave offering, offered an offering of gold to the LORD. 23 Everyone, who found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, red skins of rams, and badgers' skins, brought them. 24 Everyone that could offer an offering of silver or bronze brought it as a contribution to the LORD. Also, everyone who had shittim wood for any part of the service brought it. 25 All the women that were wise hearted sewed with their hands, and brought what they had sewed, both of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine linen. 26 All the women whose hearts stirred them to wisdom spun goats' hair. 27 The rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate; 28  Spices, and oil for light, compounds for the anointing oil, and for sweet incense. 29 The children of Israel brought a free-will offering to the LORD, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to contribute for all manner of work, that the LORD had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses. 30 Moses said to the children of Israel, See, the LORD has called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah; 31 And he has filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship; 32 To design skillful works, to be worked in gold, in silver, and in brass, 33 In the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving wood, to make all kinds of masterful work. 34 “And He has put in his heart the ability to teach, both himself and Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan. 35 The Lord filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all kinds of work, engraving and the skillful works of an embroiderer, in blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, and the works of a weaver, those who can do every kind of work and those who can design skillful works. 


Chapter 36


1 Then Bezaleel and Aholiab made along with every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to create all kinds of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded. 2 Then Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, everyone whose heart stirred them to come help complete the work: 3 They received from Moses all the offerings, which the children of Israel had brought for the work in service of the sanctuary, to make everything. They brought Moses more free-will offerings every morning. 4 All the wise men that crafted all of the works for the sanctuary, everyman according to his trade they worked; 5 They spoke to Moses, saying, The people have brought much more than enough for the service of the work that the LORD commanded us to make. 6 So Moses gave commandment, and they proclaimed throughout the camp “Let no man nor woman give anymore for the offering of the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from giving.7 The materials they had were sufficient for all the work and there remained a surplus. 8 Every wise hearted man among them that crafted the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains from finely twined linen, blue, purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of skillful work. 9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain was four cubits: the curtains were all the same size. 10 They paired the five curtains each to another: and the other five curtains they paired one to another. 11 And they made loops of blue on the edge of each curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise they made on the uttermost side of each curtain, in the coupling of the second set. 12 Fifty loops they made on each curtain, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was in the coupling of the second set: the loops held one curtain to another. 13 They made fifty taches of gold, and joined the curtains one to another by their taches: so it became one tabernacle. 14 They made curtains from goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains were made. 15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the width of each curtain: the eleven curtains were the same size. 16 They paired five curtains by themselves, and the other six curtains by themselves. 17 They made fifty loops on the uttermost edge of each curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops were made on the edge of each curtain that paired the second set. 18 They made fifty taches of brass to join the tent together, so that it stood as one whole unit. 19 They made a covering for the tent from rams' skins dyed red, and a covering from badgers' skins above that. 20 They made boards for the tabernacle from shittim wood, standing up. 21 The length of each board was ten cubits, and the width of each board was a cubit and a half. 22 One board had two tenons, equally distanced one from another: so they made all the boards of the tabernacle. 23 They made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side facing southward: 24 They made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under each board for its two tenons, and two sockets under the other boards for its two tenons. 25 As for the other side of the tabernacle, that is toward the north corner, they made twenty boards, 26 And forty sockets of silver; two sockets under each board, and two sockets under another. 27 As for the sides of the tabernacle westward they made six boards. 28 And two boards were made for the corners of the tabernacle on the two sides. 29 They were joined at the bottoms, and joined together at the heads by one ring: this was done to both of them in each of the corners. 30 There were eight boards; and in total there were sixteen sockets of silver, under each board two sockets. 31 They made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards on one side of the tabernacle, 32 And five bars for the boards on the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle on the side westward. 33 Then they made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from one end to the other. 34 They overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings from gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold. 35 They made a veil of blue, purple, scarlet, and finely twined linen: with cherubims made from skillful work 36 They made four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were made of gold; and he cast for them four sockets from silver. 37 They made a hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, purple, scarlet, and finely twined linen made by needlework; 38 The five pillars with their hooks they overlaid their tops and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.


Chapter 37


1 Then Bezaleel made the ark from shittim wood: two cubits and a half was its length, and a cubit and a half was its width, and a cubit and a half its height: 2 Then he overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a crown of gold all around it. 3 And he cast four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; two rings on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 4 Then he made staves from shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold 5 and he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to carry the ark. 6 Then he made the mercy seat from pure gold: two cubits and a half was its length, and one cubit and a half the width of it. 7 And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of a single piece he made them, on the two ends of the mercy seat; 8 One cherub on one end, and the other cherub on the other end: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends. 9 And the cherubims wings spread upward, overshadowing the mercy seat. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the mercy seat. 10 And he made the table out of shittim wood: two cubits was its length, and a cubit was the width of it, and a cubit and a half was its height: 11 And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made it into a crown of gold all around. 12 Also he made a frame of a handbreadth all around it, and made a crown of gold for the frame all around it. 13 And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners so they were the four feet of it. 14 Over the frame were the rings and the places for the staves to carry the table. 15 Then he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. 16 And he made the vessels that were on the table, its dishes, and its spoons, and its bowls, and its covers to cover it all, from pure gold. 17 Then he made the candlestick out of pure gold: from beaten work he made the candlestick; its shaft, and its branch, its bowls, its knops, and its flowers, were all of one piece with it. 18 Six branches going out from the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of one side of it, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side of it: 19 Three bowls designed after the fashion of almonds, for one branch, a knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds for the other branch, a knop and a flower: so there were six branches going out of the candlestick. 20  The candlestick had four bowls made like almonds, its knops, and its flowers: 21 Each knop under two branches each level, and a knop under two branches of that same level, a knop under two branches of the next level, totaling to six branches going out of it. 22 Its knops and its branches were made out of one piece: all of it was a single beaten work of pure gold. 23 Then he made its seven lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuffdishes, out of pure gold. 24 Out of a talent of pure gold he made it, and all of its vessels. 25 Then he made the incense altar from shittim wood: Its length was a cubit, and the width of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was its height; the horns of it were made out of a single piece. 26 Then he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides of it all around, and the horns of it: also for it he made a crown of gold all around. 27  Then he made two rings of gold to go under the crown of it, by its two corners, on the two sides of it, to be settings for the staves to carry all of it. 28 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold. 29 Then he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, by the art of an apothecary. 


Chapter 38


1 Then he made the altar of burnt offering out of shittim wood: five cubits was its length, and five cubits its width; it was foursquare; and three cubits in height. 2 Then he made the horns of it on the four corners of it; the horns of it were made from the same piece: and he overlaid it with brass. 3 Then he made all the utensils for the altar: the pans, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the firepans; all its utensils were made of bronze. 4 And he made for the altar a brasen grate network under the compass of it, reaching halfway up. 5 Then he cast four rings for the four ends of the brass grate, to be settings for the staves. 6 Then he made the staves out of shittim wood, and overlaid them with brass. 7 And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, to carry it all; he made the altar hollow with boards. 8 Then he made the laver from brass, and the foot of it out of brass, from the mirrors of the women of the assembly, who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 9 Then he made the court: on the south side facing southward the hangings of the court were made of finely twined linen, a hundred cubits: 10 The pillars were twenty, and their brasen sockets twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were made of silver. 11 Then for the north side the hangings were a hundred cubits, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver. 12 As for the west side the hangings were fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver. 13 As, for the east side, eastward fifty cubits. 14 The hangings of one side of the gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. 15 And for the other side of the court gate, on one hand and on the other hand, were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. 16 All the hangings around the court were made of finely twined linen. 17 The sockets for the pillars were made of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were made of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters were made of silver; and all the pillars of the court had fillets of silver. 18 The hanging for the gate of the court was made by needlework, of blue, purple, scarlet, and finely twined linen: and twenty cubits was its length, and the height and the width were five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court. 19 There were four pillars, and their four sockets were made of brass; their hooks were made of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their fillets were made of silver. 20 All the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court all around were made of brass. 21 This is the summation of the tabernacle,  the tabernacle of testimony, as it was recorded, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest. 22 Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses. 23 With him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine linen. 24 All the gold that was used for the work in creating the work of the holy place, even the gold from the offerings, was twentynine talents, seven hundred and thirty shekels. Distributed from the shekel of the sanctuary. 25 The silver from those numbered among the congregation was a hundred talents, and one thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, from the shekel of the sanctuary: 26 A bekah for everyman, that is, half a shekel, from the shekel of the sanctuary, by everyone that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for a total of six hundred three thousand five hundred and fifty men. 27 And from the hundred talents of silver they cast the sockets for the sanctuary, and the sockets for the veil; a hundred sockets made by the hundred talents, a talent for each socket. 28 From the one thousand seven hundred seventy five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters and filleted them. 29 The brass from the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand four hundred shekels. 30 And with them he made the sockets for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the brasen altar, and the brasen grate for it, and all the vessels of the altar, 31 The sockets of the court all around, and the sockets of the court gate, and all the pins for the tabernacle, and all the pins for the court all around.   


Chapter 39


1 With blue, purple, and scarlet, they made garments of ministry, to use in the services of the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses. 2 Then he made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, and finely twined linen. 3 And they beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it into blue, purple, scarlet, and in fine linen, with skillful work. 4 Then they made shoulder pieces for it, to join it together: by the two edges it was joined together. 5 The intricate girdle with its ephod above it, was made from the same single piece, according to the work; of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, and finely twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses. 6 Then they cut onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, engraved, as signets are engraved, with the names of the children of Israel. 7 Then he put them on the shoulders of the ephod, so that they would be stones as a  memorial to the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses. 8 Then he made the breastplate by skillful work, like the work of the ephod; out of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, and finely twined linen. 9 They made the breastplate square by folding it; a span was its length and a span was its width when doubled. 10 They set within it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: these were the first row. 11 In the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 12 In the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. 13 And in the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were enclosed in ouches of gold in their settings. 14 The stones were inscribed according to the names of the twelve children of Israel, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, every one with its name, according to the twelve tribes. 15 They made on the breastplate chains at its ends, of braided works of pure gold. 16 And they made two ouches of gold, and two gold rings; and put the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate. 17 They put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate. 18 The two ends of the braided chains they fastened in the two ouches, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, in the front. 19 Then they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its border, which was on the inner side of the ephod. 20 Then they made two other golden rings, and put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the front of it, over its other coupling, above the intricate girdle of the ephod. 21 They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so that it might be above the intricate girdle of the ephod, so the breastplate would not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses. 22 Then he made the robe for the ephod out of woven work, all blue. 23 There was a hole in the middle of the robe, as with the hole of a habergeon, with a band around the opening, so that it would not tear. 24 Then they made on the hem of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple, scarlet, from twined linen. 24 Then they made bells made of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe, all around inbetween the pomegranates; 26 A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe to minister in; as the LORD commanded Moses. 27 They made coats made of fine linen from woven work for Aaron, and for his sons, 28 And a mitre of fine linen, and exquisite hats of fine linen, and linen breeches made of finely twined linen, 29 And a girdle of finely twined linen, blue, purple, scarlet, made by needlework; as the LORD commanded Moses. 30 They made the plate of the holy crown from pure gold, and wrote on it a writing, similar to the engravings of a signet, that read “HOLY TO THE LORD'' 31 And they tied a lace of blue to it, to fasten it high above the mitre; as the LORD commanded Moses. 32 And so all the work for the tabernacle and for the tent of the congregation was finished: and the children of Israel did exactly as the LORD commanded Moses. 33 Then they brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent, and all its furniture, its taches, its boards, its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets, 34 And the covering made of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering made of badgers' skins, and the veil of the covering, 35 The ark of the testimony, and the staves for it with the mercy seat, 36 The table, and all the vessels for it and the Bread of the Presence, 37 The pure candlestick, with its lamps (these lamps are to be set in order) and all the vessels for them, and the oil for light, 38  The golden altar, and the anointing oil, the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door, 39 The brasen altar, and its grate of brass, its staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its foot, 40 The hangings of the court, its pillars, and its sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, its cords, and its pins, and all the vessels for the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation, 41 The garments of ministry to wear for service in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons' garments, to minister in the office of priest's. 42 According to the design that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work. 43 Moses looked over all the work, and knew that they had made everything as the LORD had commanded. So the work was completed: and Moses blessed them.


Chapter 40


1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation. 3 Then you are to put the ark of the testimony inside, and cover the ark with the veil. 4 And you shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be arranged on it; and you shall bring the candlestick in, and light the lamps of it. 5 Then you shall set up the altar of gold for the incense in front of the ark of the testimony, and place the hanging for the door to the tabernacle. 6 Then you are to set up the altar of the burnt offering in front of the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation. 7 Then you shall set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water in it. 8 Then you are to set up the court all around, and hang up the hanging at the court gate. 9 You are to take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is with it, and you shall consecrate it, and all of its vessels with it: and it shall be holy. 10 Then anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all its vessels, sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy. 11 Then anoint the laver and its foot, and sanctify it. 12 You are to bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water. 13 You shall put on Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister to Me in the office of a priest. 14 Then you are to bring his sons, and clothe them with their coats: 15 Then you shall anoint them, as you did anoint their father, so that they may minister to Me as priest's: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations. 16 Moses obeyed: according to all that the LORD commanded him, he did. 17 It came to pass in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up. 18 Moses raised up the tabernacle, and fastened its sockets, and set up the boards for it, and put in its bars, and raised up its pillars. 19 Then he spread out the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent over it; as the LORD commanded Moses. 20 Then he took the tablets of testimony and put them into the ark. Then he placed the staves for the ark, and put the mercy seat above atop the ark: 21 Then he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses. 22 Then he put the table in the tent of the congregation, on the side of the tabernacle northward, outside of the veil. 23 Then he placed the Bread of the Presence in order on it in front of the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses. 24  Moses put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, across from the table, on the south side of the tabernacle southward. 25 Then he lit the lamps in the presence of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses. 26 And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation in front of the veil: 27 Then he burnt sweet incense on it; as the LORD commanded Moses. 28 Then he set up the hanging for the door of the tabernacle. 29 Then he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered on it the burnt offering and the meat offering; as the LORD commanded Moses. 30 And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash. 31 Moses, Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet there: 32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and whenever they came near to the altar, they washed; as the LORD commanded Moses. 33 Then he arranged the court all around the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging for the court gate. So Moses completed the work. 34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 35 Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud rested there, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 36 When the cloud was lifted up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel would set out and journey, following it. 37 But if the cloud was not lifted, in that place they would remain until the day that it was lifted up 38 The cloud of the LORD rested on the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.