ALPHA

THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES CALLED

Exodus

 

Chapter 1

  Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came to Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
    2.Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
    3.Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
    4.Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
    5.And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls, as Joseph was in Egypt already.
    6.And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
    7.And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
    8.Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who didn't know Joseph.
    9.And he said to his people, "Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.
    10.Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it comes to pass that when there is any war, they may join our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land."
    11.Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
    12.But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
    13.And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour.
    14.They made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service, wherein they made them serve, was rigorous.
    15.And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
    16.And he said, "When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then you shall kill him, but if it it a daughter, then she shall live."
    17.But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children, alive.
    18.And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and have saved the male children?"
    19.And the midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women, for they are lively, and are delivered before the midwives come to them."
    20.Therefore God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied, and grew very strong.
    21.And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
    22.And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, "Every son that is born, you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."

 

Chapter 2
  1. There went a man of the house of Levi, and married a daughter of Levi.
  2. And the woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a good child, she hid him for three months.
  3. And when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child in it, and she laid it in the ruhes by the river’s edge.
  4. And his sister stood far off, to see what would be done to him.
  5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river, and her maidens walked along by the riverside. When she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
  6. And when she opened it, she saw the child and saw the babe weeping. She had compassion on him, and said, "This is one of the Hebrews’ children." Charles de LaFosse’s The Finding of Moses
  7. Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, "Shall I go and call a nurse of the Hebrew, so that she may nurse the child for you?"
  8. And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, "Go." And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
  9. And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, "Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will pay you." And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
  10. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."
  11. And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren, and looked on their burdens. He spied an Egyptian hitting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
  12. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
  13. And when he went out the second day, two men of the Hebrews strove together, and he said to him that did the wrong, "Why do you hit this fellow?"
  14. And he said, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?" And Moses feared, and said, "Surely this thing is known."
  15. Now when Pharaoh heard this, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
  16. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
  17. And the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
  18. And when they came to Reuel, their father, he said, "How is it that you have come so soon today?"
  19. And they said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and drew enough water for us, too, and watered the flock."
  20. And he said to his daughters, "And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat."
  21. And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah.
  22. And she bore him a son, and he named him Gershom: for he said, "I have been a stranger in a strange land."
  23. And it came to pass in the process of time that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.
  24. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
  25. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect for them.

 

Chapter 3
  1. Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, to Horeb.
  2. And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the middle of a bush. And he looked, and saw the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
  3. And Moses said, "I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt!"
  4. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, "Moses, Moses." And he said, Here I am."
  5. And he said, Don't draw near here. Take off your shoes, for the place where you stand is holy ground."
  6. Moreover he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
  7. And the LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
  8. And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large one, to a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
  9. Now therefore, see, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression the Egyptians oppress them with.
  10. Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."
  11. And Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?"
  12. And he said, "Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token to you, that I have sent you. When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God upon this mountain."
  13. And Moses said to God, "Look, when I come to the children of Israel, shall say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you' they shall say to me, 'What is his name?' what shall I say to them?"
  14. God said to Moses, "I AM THAT I AM." And he said, "This shall you say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you'." a name="3:15">
  15. And God said moreover to Moses, "This is what you shall say to the children of Israel, 'The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.
  16. Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, 'The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, 'I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt',
  17. And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.'
  18. And they shall hearken to your voice. You shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall say to him, 'The LORD God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us go, we beseech you, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God'."
  19. And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
  20. And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof. After that, he will let you go.
  21. And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, and it shall come to pass that when you go, you shall not go empty.
  22. Every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that stay in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and you shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters, and you shall spoil the Egyptians."

 

Chapter 4
  1. And Moses answered and said, "But, look, they won't believe me, nor hearken to my voice. For they will say, 'The LORD has not appeared to you'."
  2. And the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" And he said, "A rod."
  3. And he said, "Cast it on the ground." And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.
  4. And the LORD said to Moses, "Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail." And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand.
  5. "That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you."
  6. And furthermore, the LORD said to him, "Now put your hand into your bosom." And he put his hand into his bosom. When he took it out, he saw that his hand was leprous as snow.
  7. And he said, "Put your hand into your bosom again." And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, saw it was turned again as his other flesh.
  8. "And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe you, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
  9. And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, nor hearken to your voice, that you shall take water from the river, and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land."
  10. And Moses said to the LORD, "O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to Your servant. I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."
  11. And the LORD said to him, "Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD?
  12. Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall say."
  13. And he said, "O my Lord, send, I pray you, by the hand of him whom you will send."
  14. And the LORD's anger was kindled against Moses, and he said, "Is Aaron the Levite not your brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, look, he will come forth to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
  15. And you shall speak to him, and put words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do.
  16. And he shall be your spokesman to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be to him in God's place.
  17. And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do signs."
  18. And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said to him, "Let me go, I pray you, and return to my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive." And Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace."
  19. And the LORD said to Moses in Midian, "Go, return to Egypt, for all the men are dead who sought your life."
  20. And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them on asses, and returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
  21. And the LORD said to Moses, "When you go to return into Egypt, see that you do all those wonders which I have put in your hand before Pharaoh, but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
  22. And you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn.'
  23. And I say to you, 'Let my son go, that he may serve me. If you refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay your son, even your firstborn'."
  24. And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met Moses, and sought to kill him.
  25. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, "Surely a bloody husband you are to me."
  26. So he let him go. Then she said, "You are a bloody husband because of the circumcision."
  27. And the LORD said to Aaron, "Go into the wilderness to meet Moses." And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.
  28. And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.
  29. And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel,
  30. And Aaron spoke all the words which the LORD had spoken to Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
  31. And the people believed. When they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

 

Chapter 5
  1. And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, "The LORD God of Israel said, 'Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness'."
  2. And Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I don't know the LORD, neither will I let Israel go."
  3. And they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Let us go, we pray you, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice to the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword."
  4. And the king of Egypt said to them, "Why do you, Moses and Aaron, give the people a break from their works? Get to your burdens.
  5. And Pharaoh said, "Look, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens."
  6. And Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers the same day, saying,
  7. "You shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.
  8. And the quota of the bricks, which they made until now, you shall lay upon them. You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are lazy; therefore they cry, saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God'.
  9. Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour there; and don't let them believe empty words."
  10. And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, "Pharaoh says I will not give you straw.
  11. Go and get straw where you can find it, but none of your work shall be diminished."
  12. So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
  13. And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, "Finish your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw."
  14. And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, "Why have you not fulfilled your tasks in making brick, both yesterday and to day, as before?"
  15. Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, "Why do you deal this way with your servants?
  16. There is no straw given to your servants, and they say to us, 'Make brick', and, your servants are beaten. But the fault is in your own people."
  17. But he said, "You're lazy, so you say, 'Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.'
  18. "Therefore go and work now; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall you deliver the quota of bricks."
  19. And the officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in an evil situation, after it was said, "You shall not diminish anything from your quota of bricks per day."
  20. And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:
  21. And they said to them, "The LORD looks upon you, and judges; because you have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us."
  22. And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, "Lord, why have you so evilly entreated this people? Why is it that you have sent me?
  23. For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people. You have not delivered 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 shall let them go, and with a strong hand he shall drive them out of his land."
  2. And God spoke to Moses, and said to him, "I am the LORD,
  3. And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
  4. And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, where they were strangers.
  5. And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
  6. So I say to the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments.
  7. And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
  8. And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning that which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am the LORD."
  9. And Moses told the children of Israel, but they did not hearken to Moses, for anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.
  10. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
  11. "Go in, tell Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to let the children of Israel go out of his land."
  12. And Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, "Look, the children of Israel have not listened to me; how, then, shall Pharaoh hear me, since I don't speak well?"
  13. And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave them a charge to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
  14. These aee the heads of their fathers’ houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these are the families of Reuben.
  15. And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.
  16. And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.
  17. The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.
  18. And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred thirty three years.
  19. And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
  20. And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister as his wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. The years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty seven years.
  21. And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
  22. And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
  23. And Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, and she bore him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
  24. And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
  25. And Eleazar Aaron’s son took one of the daughters of Putiel to marry; and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
  26. These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, "Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies."
  27. These are they who spoke to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt. These are of Moses and Aaron.
  28. And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
  29. That the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "I am the LORD: speak to Pharaoh, king of Egypt everything that I say to you."
  30. And Moses said before the LORD, "Look, I am don't speak well. How shall Pharaoh listen to me?"

 

Chapter 7
  1. And the LORD said to Moses, See, I have made you a god to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.
  2. You shall say all that I command you, and Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he will send the children of Israel out of his land.
  3. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
  4. But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand on Egypt, and bring forth my armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
  5. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them."
  6. And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them.
  7. And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
  8. And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
  9. "When Pharaoh shall speak to you, saying, 'Show a miracle for you,' then you shall say to Aaron, 'Take your rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent'."
  10. And Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did as the LORD had commanded, and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
  11. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers, now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in the same manner with their enchantments.
  12. For every man cast down his rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
  13. And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he didn't hearken to them; as the LORD had said.
  14. And the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh’s heart is hardened, he refuses to let the people go.
  15. Get to Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goes out to the water; and you shall stand by the river’s brink against his coming; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.
  16. And you shall say to 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, and, behold, until this time you wouldn't hear.
  17. Thus says the LORD, In this you shall know that I am the LORD. Behold, I will strike with the rod that is in my hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
  18. And the fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall stink. The Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river'."
  19. And the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone'."
  20. And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded. He lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants, and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
  21. And the fish that were in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
  22. And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments, and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.
  23. And Pharaoh turned and went into his house; neither did he set his heart to this also.
  24. And all the Egyptians dug round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink the water of the river.
  25. And seven days were fulfilled, after that the LORD had smitten the river.

 

Chapter 8
  1. And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'The LORD says, Let my people go, that they may serve me'.
  2. And if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will strike all your borders with frogs.
  3. And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and upon your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs.
  4. And the frogs shall come up both on you, and upon your people, and upon all your servants."
  5. And the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt'."
  6. And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
  7. And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
  8. Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, "Beg the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice to the LORD."
  9. And Moses said to Pharaoh, "Glory over me! When shall I beg for you, and for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, that they may remain in the river only?"
  10. And he said, "Tomorrow." And he said, Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is none like the LORD, our God.
  11. And the frogs shall depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people; they shall remain in the river only."
  12. And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh. Moses cried out to the LORD, because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.
  13. And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.
  14. And they gathered them together upon heaps, and the land stunk.
  15. But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and didn't hearken to them; as the LORD had said.
  16. And the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your rod, and hit the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt'."
  17. And they did so; Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
  18. And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. So there were lice upon man, and upon beasts.
  19. Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he didn't hearken to them; as the LORD had said.
  20. And the LORD said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; when he comes forth to the water, say to him, 'This says the LORD, 'Let my people go, that they may serve me'.
  21. Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon you, and upon your servants, and upon your people, and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground where they are.
  22. And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.
  23. And I will put a division between my people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be."
  24. And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.
  25. And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God in the land."
  26. And Moses said, "It is not right to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God. look, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
  27. We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us."
  28. And Pharaoh said, "I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away. Beg for me."
  29. And Moses said, "See, I will go out from you, and I will ask the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow, but don't let Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD."
  30. And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and begged the LORD.
  31. And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.
  32. And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.

 

Chapter 9
  1. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, "The LORD God of the Hebrews says 'Let my people go, that they may serve me.
  2. For if you refuse to let them go, and will still hold them,
  3. Behold, the hand of the LORD is on your cattle which are in the field, on the horses, on the asses, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep. There shall be a very grievous animal epidemic.
  4. And the LORD shall separate between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt, and there nothing shall die of all that is the children’s of Israel'.
  5. And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, 'Tomorrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land'."
  6. And the LORD did that thing the next day, and all the cattle of Egypt died, but of the cattle of the children of Israel not one died.
  7. And Pharaoh beheld that there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
  8. And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Take handfuls of ashes from the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
  9. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with sores and swelling upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt."
  10. And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh. Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven, and it became a boil breaking forth with swollen sores upon man, and upon beast.
  11. And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
  12. And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he didn't hearken to them; as the LORD had said to Moses.
  13. And the LORD told Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, 'The LORD God of the Hebrews said 'Let my people go, that they may serve me'.
  14. For I will at this time send all my plagues upon your heart, and upon your servants, and upon 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, that I may smite you and your people with pestilence, and you shall be cut off from the earth.
  16. And indeed for this cause have I raised you up, for to show in you my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
  17. As you yet exalt yourself against my people, that you will not let them go?
  18. Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof, even until now.
  19. Therefore, now gather your cattle, and all that you have in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die."
  20. He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses,
  21. And he that didn't regarded the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
  22. And the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch forth your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt."
  23. And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven. And the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
  24. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
  25. And throughout all the land of Egypt the hail smote all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field.
  26. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.
  27. And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time. The LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
  28. Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer."
  29. And Moses said to him, "As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know how that the earth is the LORD’s.
  30. But as for you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear the LORD God.
  31. And the flax and the barley was smitten. The barley was in the ear, and the flax was seedy.
  32. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten, for they were not grown up.
  33. And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD. The thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
  34. And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
  35. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.

 

Chapter 10
  1. The LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might show these, my signs, before him.
  2. And that you may tell your son and grandson, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know how that I am the LORD."
  3. And Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, "Thus says the LORD God of the Hebrews, 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
  4. Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring the locusts into your coast,
  5. And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the ground, and they shall eat the residue of that which has escaped, which remains to you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field.
  6. And they shall fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither your fathers, nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day'." And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.
  7. And Pharaoh’s servants said to him, "How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God. Don't you yet know that Egypt is destroyed?"
  8. And Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh, and he said to them, "Go, serve the LORD your God. But who are they that shall go?"
  9. And Moses said, "We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast to the LORD."
  10. And he answered, "Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones. Look to it; for evil is before you.
  11. Not so. Go now, you that are men, and serve the LORD; for that is what you desired." And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.
  12. And the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt so the locusts may come up on the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left."
  13. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
  14. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt. They were very grievous; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
  15. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left, and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in 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 therefore please forgive my sin only this once, and beg the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
  18. And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.
  19. And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
  20. But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
  21. And the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt."
  22. And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.
  23. They couldn't see one another, neither did any rise from his place for three days, but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
  24. And Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, "Go, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed; let your little ones also go with you."
  25. And Moses said, "You must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
  26. Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not be a hoof left behind, for this we must take to serve the LORD our God; and we don't know with what we must serve the LORD, until we go there."
  27. But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.
  28. And Pharaoh said to him, Get away from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no more; for in the day that you see my face, you shall die."
  29. And Moses said, "You have spoken well, I will see your face again no more."

 

Chapter 11
  1. And the LORD said to Moses, "I will bring yet one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go away. When he shall let you go, he shall therefore surely thrust you away altogether.
  2. Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold."
  3. And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.
  4. And Moses said, "Thus says the LORD, 'About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt,
  5. And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even to the firstborn of the maid that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
  6. And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was never any like it, nor shall be like it any more.
  7. But against any of the children of Israel, a dog shall not move his tongue against man or beast: that you may know how that the LORD puts a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
  8. And all these, your servants, shall come down to me, and bow themselves down to me, saying, Get out, and all the people that follow you', and after that I will go out." And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
  9. And the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh shall not hearken to you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt."
  10. And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, and the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

 

Chapter 12
  1. And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
  2. "This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you.
  3. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'In the tenth day of this month they shall take a lamb to themselves, every man, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for a house.
  4. And if the household is too little for the lamb, let him and his next door neighbour take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
  5. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats,
  6. And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month, and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
  7. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
  8. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and unleavened bread, and with bitter herbs.
  9. Don't eat any of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast it with fire; his head with his legs, and with the innards.
  10. And you shall not let anything of it remain until the morning, and that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.
  11. And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it quickly: it is the LORD’s passover.
  12. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will kill 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. And the blood shall be for a token to you on the houses where you are. When I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
  14. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever.
  15. You shall you eat unleavened bread for seven days. Even on the first day you shall take leaven out of your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
  16. And in the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, only that may you do.
  17. And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this same day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day in your generations by an ordinance forever.
  18. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty first day of the month in the evening.
  19. For seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses. Whoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or born in the land.
  20. You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations you shall eat unleavened bread'."
  21. Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, "Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
  22. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the 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 side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not let the destroyer come in to your houses to kill you.
  24. And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever.
  25. And it shall come to pass, when you come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep this service.
  26. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?'
  27. That you shall 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'." And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
  28. And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron.
  29. And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
  30. And 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. And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, "Rise up, and get away from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve 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. And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, "We will all be dead men."
  34. And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
  35. And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing.
  36. And the LORD gave the people favur in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent to them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
  37. And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
  38. And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
  39. And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought from Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared any food for themselves.
  40. Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
  41. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the same day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
  42. It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
  43. And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the passover: no stranger shall eat there.
  44. But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when you hast circumcised him, then shall he eat there.
  45. A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat there.
  46. In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth anything of flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone there.
  47. All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
  48. And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land, for no uncircumcised person shall eat that.
  49. One law shall be to him that is home-born, and to the stranger that sojourns among you.
  50. Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron.
  51. And it came to pass the same day, that the LORD brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

 

Chapter 13
  1. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
  2. "Sanctify to me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine."
  3. And Moses said to the people, "Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of his hand the LORD brought you out from this place. There, no leavened bread shall be eaten.
  4. This day you came out in the month of Abib.
  5. And it shall be when the LORD shall bring you into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.
  6. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
  7. Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there no leavened bread shall be seen with you, neither shall there be leaven seen with you in all your homes.
  8. And you shall show your son in that day, saying, 'This is done because of that which the LORD did to me when I came forth out of Egypt.'
  9. And it shall be for a sign to you on your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, 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 therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
  11. And it shall be when the LORD shall bring you into the land of the Canaanites, as he swore to you and to your fathers, and shall give it you,
  12. That you shall set apart unto the LORD all the firstborn, and every firstborn that comes of an animal that you have; the males shall be the LORD’s.
  13. And every firstling of an ass you shall set free with a lamb; and if you cannot set it free, then you shall break its neck, and all the firstborn of man among your children shall you set free.
  14. And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that you shall say to him, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage.
  15. And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would not let us go, that the LORD slew 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, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
  16. And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for a headband that hangs between your eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt'."
  17. And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God didn't lead them through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, unless maybe the people have regrets when they see war, and they return to Egypt.
  18. But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea. and the children of Israel went up ready for battle out of the land of Egypt.
  19. And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had strictly sworn the children of Israel, saying, "God will surely visit you; and you shall carry up my bones away because of this, with you."
  20. And they took their journey from Succoth, and made camp in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
  21. And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead the way. By night in a pillar of fire, to give them light to travel by day and night.
  22. He didn't take away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

 

Chapter 14
  1. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
  2. "Say to the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: You shall encamp before it by the sea.
  3. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, 'They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has shut them in.'
  4. And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored by Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD." And they did so.
  5. And the king of Egypt was told that the people fled. The heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?"
  6. And he made his chariot ready, and took his people with him.
  7. And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and 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 boldly.
  9. But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
  10. And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and saw that the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sorely afraid, and cried out to the LORD.
  11. And they said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt like this with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
  12. Isn't this the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians?' For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness."
  13. And Moses said to the people, "Don't Fear, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today, for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more, forever.
  14. The LORD shall 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. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it, and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the middle of the sea.
  17. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. And I will get my honor from Pharaoh, and from all his host, from his chariots, and his horsemen.
  18. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten my honor from Pharaoh, from his chariots, and from his horsemen."
  19. And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them, and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them.
  20. And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. It was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these, so that the one didn't come near the other all night.
  21. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
  22. And the children of Israel went into the middle of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.
  23. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the middle of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
  24. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
  25. And took off their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily. So that the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians."
  26. And the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen."
  27. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea.
  28. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
  29. But the children of Israel walked on dry land in the middle of the sea; and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.
  30. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the sea shore.
  31. And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared the LORD, and believed 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. He has thrown the horse and his rider into the sea.
  2. The LORD is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
  3. The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
  4. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host he has cast into the sea. His chosen captains also 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 the enemy in pieces.
  7. And in the greatness of your excellency you have overthrown them that rose up against you. You sent your wrath forth, which consumed them as stubble.
  8. And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
  9. The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.'
  10. You blew with your wind, the sea covered them. They sank as 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. In your mercy you have led forth the people who you have redeemed. You have guided them in your strength unto your holy habitation.
  14. The people shall hear, and be afraid. Sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestine.
  15. Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
  16. Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of your arm they shall be as still as a stone; till your people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which you have purchased.
  17. You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which you have made for you to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
  18. The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
  19. For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the middle of the sea."
  20. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tamborine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tamborines and with dances.
  21. And Miriam answered them, "Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."
  22. So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
  23. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.
  24. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"
  25. And he cried to the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
  26. And said, "If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and will give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that heals you."
  27. And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and seventy palm trees, and they camped there by the waters.

 

Chapter 16
  1. And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
  2. And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
  3. And the children of Israel said to them, "It would be better if we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger."
  4. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not.
  5. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily."
  6. And Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, "In the evening you shall know that the LORD has brought you out from the land of Egypt.
  7. And in the morning, then you shall see the glory of the LORD; that he hears your murmurings against the LORD, and what are we, that you murmur against us?"
  8. And Moses said, "This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full, for that the LORD hears your murmurings which you murmur against him. And what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD."
  9. And Moses said to Aaron, "Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, 'Come near before the LORD: for he has heard your murmurings'."
  10. And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
  11. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
  12. "I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'In the evening you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God'."
  13. And it came to pass, that evening the quails came up and covered the camp. In the morning the dew lay round about the host.
  14. And when the dew that laid was evaporated, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
  15. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, "It is manna!" for they did mot know what it was. And Moses said to them, "This is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.
  16. This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, 'Gather of it, every man according to his eating, two quarts for every man, according to the number of your persons; take every man for those who are in his tents'."
  17. And the children of Israel did so, and gathered; some more, some less.
  18. And when they allotted three quarts, he that gathered much had nothing left over, and he that gathered a little didn't lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
  19. And Moses said, "Let no one keep it until the morning."
  20. Notwithstanding, they didn't listen to Moses; some of them saved some of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stunk, and Moses was furious with them.
  21. And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating. When the sun waxed hot, it melted.
  22. And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, six quarts for one man, and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
  23. And he said to them, "This is that which the LORD has said, 'To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath to the LORD. Bake that which you will bake today, and boil what you will boil, and that which remains, lay up for you to be kept until the morning'."
  24. And they laid it up 'til morning, as Moses said, and it didn't stink, neither was there any worm in it.
  25. And Moses said, "Eat that today; for today is a sabbath to the LORD. Today you shall not find it in the field.
  26. Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none."
  27. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day to gather, and 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 that the LORD has given you the sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days. Let every man abide in his own place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day."
  30. So the people rested on the seventh day.
  31. And the house of Israel called the name there "Manna", and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
  32. And Moses said, "This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill two quarts of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread which I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt."
  33. And Moses said to Aaron, "Take a pot, and put two quarts 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 laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
  35. And the children of Israel ate manna for forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate manna, until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.
  36. Now two quarts is the tenth part of an ephah.

 

Chapter 17
  1. And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.
  2. Therefore the people chided Moses, and said, "Give us water that we may drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you chide me? Why do you tempt the LORD?"
  3. And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?"
  4. And Moses cried to the LORD, saying, "What shall I do to these people? they are almost ready to stone me."
  5. And the LORD said to Moses, "Go on before the people, and take of the elders of Israel with you; and your rod, which you smote the river with, take it in your hand, and go.
  6. Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
  7. And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us, or not?"
  8. Then Amalek came, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
  9. And Moses said to Joshua, "Choose men, and go out to fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.
  10. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek. Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
  11. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed. When he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
  12. But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until sundown.
  13. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
  14. And the LORD said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua, for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven."
  15. And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:
  16. For he said, "Because the LORD has sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation."

 

Chapter 18
  1. When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt,
  2. he took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,
  3. and her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, "I have been an alien in a strange land."
  4. And the name of the other was Eliezer; "For the God of my father," said he, "was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh."
  5. And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness, where he camped at the mount of God.
  6. And he said to Moses, "I, your father in law Jethro, have come to you and your wife, and her two sons with her."
  7. Moses went out to meet his father in law, and showed respect, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
  8. And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.
  9. And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
  10. And Jethro said, "Blessed is 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 gods, for in the thing where they dealt proudly, he was above them."
  12. And Jethro took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God. Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father in law before God.
  13. And it came to pass on the next day that Moses sat to judge the people. The people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
  14. And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, "What is this thing that you do to the people? why do you set yourself alone, and all the people stand by you from morning to evening?"
  15. And Moses said to his father in law, "Because the people come unto me to inquire of God.
  16. When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between one and the other, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws."
  17. And Moses’ father in law said to him, "The thing that you do is not good.
  18. You will surely wear away, both you and these people that are with you, for this thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to perform it yourself alone.
  19. Hearken now to my voice, I will give you counsel, and God shall be with you. Be God's representative that you may bring their causes to God,
  20. And you shall teach them ordinances and laws, and shall show them the way they must walk, and the work that they must do.
  21. Moreover, you shall provide able men out of all the people, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such men over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens,
  22. And let them judge the people at all seasons. It shall be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge, so shall it be easier for yourself, and they shall bear the burden with you.
  23. If you do this thing, and God commands you to do so, then you shall be able to endure, and all these people shall also go to their place in peace."
  24. So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.
  25. And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
  26. And they judged the people at all seasons. The hard causes they brought to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
  27. And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.

 

Chapter 19
  1. In the third month, when the children of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.
  2. For they had departed from Rephidim, and come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness. There Israel camped before the mountain.
  3. And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him out of the mountain, saying, "This you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel,
  4. 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to myself.
  5. Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people: for all the earth is mine.
  6. And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel."
  7. And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
  8. And all the people answered together, and said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do." And Moses returned the words of the people to the LORD.
  9. And the LORD said to Moses, "Lo, I will come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever." And Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.
  10. And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes,
  11. And be ready against the third day. For on the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
  12. And you shall set bounds to the people round about, saying, 'Take heed to yourselves, that you don't go up to the mountain, or touch the border of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall be surely put to death.
  13. There shall not be a hand that touches it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live. When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mountain'."
  14. And 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 against the third day. do not have sexual intercourse."
  16. And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there was thunder and lightning, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
  17. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the bottom of the mountain.
  18. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire. The smoke there ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.
  19. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him with a voice.
  20. And the LORD came down on mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. The LORD called Moses up to the top of the mountain; and Moses went up.
  21. And the LORD said to Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
  22. And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them."
  23. And Moses said to the LORD, "The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for you charged us, saying, 'Set bounds about the mountain, and sanctify it'."
  24. And the LORD said to him, "Away, get down, and you shall come up, you, and Aaron with you, but don't let the priests and the people break through to come up to the LORD, lest he break forth upon them."
  25. So Moses went down to the people, and spoke to them.

 

Chapter 20
  1. And God spoke all these words, saying,
  2. "I am the LORD your God, who has 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 to me any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
  5. You shall not bow down to them, nor serve them, for I, the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
  6. And showing mercy to thousands of them that 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 him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
  8. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  9. Six days shall you labour, and do all your work,
  10. But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates.
  11. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: why the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
  12. Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God gave you.
  13. You shall not kill.
  14. You shall not commit adultery.
  15. You shall not steal.
  16. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
  17. You shall not covet your neighbour’s house, you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbour’s."
  18. And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they moved away, and stood far off.
  19. And they said to Moses, "Speak with us, and we will hear, but don't let God speak with us, lest we die.
  20. And Moses said to the people, "Fear not: for God has come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that you don't sin."
  21. And the people stood far off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.
  22. And the LORD said to Moses, "This you shall say to the children of Israel, 'You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
  23. You shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall you make gods of gold.
  24. You shall make an altar of earth to me, and shall sacrifice your burnt offerings there, and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen. In all places where I record my name I will come to you, and I will bless you.
  25. And if you will make an altar of stone for me, You shall not build it of hewn stone. For if you lift up your tool upon it, you have polluted it.
  26. Neither shall you go up by steps unto my altar, that your nakedness be not discovered thereon.

 

Chapter 21
  1. "Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them.
  2. If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
  3. If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he was married, then his wife shall go out with him.
  4. If his master has given him a wife, and she has born him sons or daughters to him, the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself.
  5. And if the servant shall plainly say, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go out free,'
  6. Then his master shall bring him unto the judges. He shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
  7. And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.
  8. If she doesn't please her master, who has betrothed her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed; to sell her to a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her.
  9. And if he has betrothed her to his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
  10. If he takes another wife, her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage he shall not diminish.
  11. And if he does not do these three things to her, then she shall go out free, witout payment.
  12. He that punches a man, so that he dies, he shall surely be put to death.
  13. And if a man doesn't lie in wait, but God delivers him to his hand, then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee.
  14. But if a man comes presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.
  15. And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
  16. And he that steals a man, and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
  17. And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
  18. And if men strive together, and one smites another with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but keeps his bed,
  19. If he rises again, and walks abroad upon his staff, then he that smote him shall be quit, only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.
  20. And if a man smites his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.
  21. Notwithstanding, if he continues a day or two, he shall not be punished, for his servent is his money.
  22. If men hurt a pregnant womans while fighting among themselves, and she miscarries, and yet no mischief follows, he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
  23. And if any mischief follows, then you shall give life for life,
  24. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
  25. Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
  26. And if a man punches his servant's eye, or the eye of his maid, that it is blinded, he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake.
  27. And if he punches out his manservant’s tooth, or his maidservant’s tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake.
  28. If an ox gores a man or a woman, that they die, then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall not be paid.
  29. But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in times past, and that has been testified to his owner, and he has not kept him in, but that he has killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
  30. If there is laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give whatever is laid upon him for the ransom of his life.
  31. Whether he has gored a son, or gored a daughter, according to this judgment it shall be done to him.
  32. If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
  33. And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass falls in;
  34. The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
  35. And if one man’s ox hurts another’s, that he dies; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.
  36. Or if it be known that the ox has used to push in time past, and his owner has not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.

 

Chapter 22
  1. "If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
  2. If a thief is found breaking in, and be smitten that he dies, there shall no blood be shed for him.
  3. If the sun has risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
  4. If the theft is certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
  5. If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, he shall make restitution.
  6. If fire breaks out, and catches in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, is consumed, he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
  7. If a man shall deliver to his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it is stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief is found, let him pay double.
  8. If the thief is not found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, to see whether he has put his hand into his neighbour’s goods.
  9. For all manner of trespass, whether it be for an ox, for an ass, for a sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double to his neighbour.
  10. If a man delivers an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to his neighbour to keep for him and it dies, or is hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it,
  11. Then an oath of the LORD shall be between them both, that he has not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
  12. And if it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to the owner.
  13. If it is torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
  14. And if a man borrows anything from his neighbour, and it is hurt, or dies, the owner thereof not being with it, he shall surely make it good.
  15. But if the owner thereof is with it, he shall not make it good. If it is a hired thing, it came for his hire.
  16. And if a man entices a maid that is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
  17. If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
  18. Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
  19. Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.
  20. He that sacrifices to any god, save to the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
  21. You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  22. You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
  23. If you afflict them in any way, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;
  24. And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
  25. If you lend money to any of my people that are poor, you shall not be to him as a banker, neither shall you lay upon him any interest.
  26. If you take your neighbour’s raiment to pledge at all, you shall deliver it to him by the time the sun goes down.
  27. For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin. Where shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
  28. You shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people.
  29. You shall not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of your liquors. The firstborn of your sons shall thou give to me.
  30. Likewise shall you do with your oxen, and with your sheep. Seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day you shall give it to me.
  31. And you shall be holy men to me. Neither shall you eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs.

 

Chapter 23
  1. "You shall not raise a false report. Don't put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
  2. You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you pervert justice by siding with the crowd.
  3. Neither shall you frown at a poor man's cause.
  4. If you meet your enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.
  5. If you see the ass of one who hates you lying under his burden, and would refrain from helping him, you shall surely help.
  6. You shall not wrest the judgment of the poor in his cause.
  7. Keep far from a false matter, so the innocent and righteous don't slay you, for I will not justify the wicked.
  8. And you shall take no gift, for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
  9. Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  10. And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in the fruits thereof.
  11. But the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie still, that the poor of your people may eat, and what they leave, the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard, and with your oliveyard.
  12. Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest. That your ox and your ass may rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
  13. And be circumspect in all things that I have said to you, and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.
  14. Three times you shall keep a feast to me in the year.
  15. You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt, and none shall appear before me empty)
  16. And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labours, which you have sown in the field; and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labours out of 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; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.
  19. The first of the first fruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in his mother’s milk.
  20. Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
  21. Beware of him, and obey his voice, don't provoke him, for he will not pardon your transgressions; for my name is in him.
  22. But if you shall indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.
  23. For my Angel shall go before you and bring you in to the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
  24. You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works, but you shall utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
  25. And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
  26. There in your land shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren; the number of your days I will fulfill.
  27. I will send my fear before you, and will destroy all the people to whom you shall come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.
  28. And I will send hornets before you, which shall 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; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against you.
  30. Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you are increased, and inherit the land.
  31. And I will set your bounds from the Red sea even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and you shall drive them out before you.
  32. You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
  33. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto you."

 

Chapter 24
  1. And 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 far off.
  2. And Moses alone shall come near the LORD. They shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him."
  3. And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments. All of the people answered with one voice, and said, "All the words which the LORD has said, we will do."
  4. And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
  5. And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the LORD.
  6. And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
  7. And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people. And they said, "We will do all that the LORD has said, and be obedient."
  8. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you concerning all these words."
  9. Then Moses went up, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel.
  10. And they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as if it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
  11. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he didn't lay his hand. Also, they saw God, and ate and drank.
  12. And the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me to the mountain, and be there, and I will give you tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that you may teach them.
  13. And Moses rose up with his minister Joshua, and Moses went up to the mountain of God.
  14. And he said to the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come to you again. And, look, Aaron and Hur are with you. If any man has any matters to do, let him go to them."
  15. And Moses went up to the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain.
  16. And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. The seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
  17. And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
  18. And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and got up in the mountain. Moses was in the mountain forty days and forty nights.

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