Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:25:00 AM
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
The Book Of Leviticus
The 1560 Geneva Old Testament With The Spelling Modernized
Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Leviticus Chapter 1
1 Now the Lord called Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and thou shalt say unto them, If any of you offer a sacrifice unto the Lord, ye shall offer your sacrifice of cattle, as of beeves and of the sheep.
3 If his sacrifice be a burnt offering of the herd, he shall offer a male without blemish, presenting him of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.
4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted to the Lord, to be his atonement.
5 And he shall kill the bullock before the Lord, and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall offer the blood, and shall sprinkle it round about upon the altar, that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
6 Then shall he flay the burnt offering, and cut it in pieces.
7 So the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire.
8 Then the priests Aaron’s sons shall lay the parts in order, the head and the caul upon the wood that is in the fire which is upon the altar.
9 But the inwards thereof and the legs thereof he shall wash in water, and the priest shall burn all on the altar: for it is a burnt offering, an oblation made by fire, for a sweet savor unto the Lord.
10 And if his sacrifice for the burnt offering be of the flocks (as of the sheep, or of the goats) he shall offer a male without blemish,
11 And he shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the Lord, and the priests Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof round about upon the altar.
12 And he shall cut it in pieces, separating his head and his caul, and the priest shall lay them in order upon the wood that lieth in the fire which is on the altar:
13 But he shall wash the inwards, and the legs with water, and the priest shall offer the whole and burn it upon the altar: for it is a burnt offering, an oblation made by fire for a sweet savor unto the Lord.
14 And if his sacrifice be a burnt offering to the Lord of the fowls, then he shall offer his sacrifice of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons.
15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring the neck of it asunder, and burn it on the altar: and the blood thereof shall be shed upon the side of the altar.
16 And he shall pluck out his maw with his feathers, and cast them beside the altar on the east part in the place of the ashes.
17 And he shall cleave it with his wings, but not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar upon the wood that is in the fire: for it is a burnt offering, an oblation made by fire for a sweet savor unto the Lord.
Leviticus Chapter 2
1 And when any will offer a meat offering unto the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour, and he shall pour oil upon it, and put incense thereon,
2 And shall bring it unto Aaron’s sons the priests, and he shall take thence his handful of the flour, and of the oil with all the incense, and the priest shall burn it for a memorial upon the altar: for it is an offering made by fire for a sweet savor unto the Lord.
3 But the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons: for it is most holy of the Lord’s offerings made by fire.
4 If thou bring also a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be an unleavened cake of fine flour mingled with oil, or an unleavened wafer anointed with oil.
5 But if thy meat offering be an oblation of the frying pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
6 And thou shalt part it in pieces, and power oil thereon: for it is a meat offering.
7 And if thy meat offering be an oblation made in the cauldron, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
8 After, thou shalt bring the meat offering (that is made of these things) unto the Lord, and shalt present it unto the priest, and he shall bring it to the altar,
9 And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial of it, and shall burn it upon the altar: for it is an oblation made by fire for a sweet savor unto the Lord.
10 But that which is left of the meat offering, shall be Aaron’s and his sons: for it is most holy of the offerings of the Lord made by fire.
11 All the meat offerings which ye shall offer unto the Lord, shall be made without leaven: for ye shall neither burn leaven nor honey in any offering of the Lord made by fire.
12 In the oblation of the first fruits ye shall offer them unto the Lord, but they shall not be burned upon the altar for a sweet savor.
13 (All the meat offerings also shalt thou season with salt, neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering, but upon all thine oblations thou shalt offer salt)
14 If then thou offer a meat offering of thy first fruits unto the Lord, thou shalt offer for thy meat offering of thy first fruits ears of corn dried by the fire, and wheat beaten out of the green ears.
15 After, thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay incense thereon: for it is a meat offering.
16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, even of that that is beaten, and of the oil of it with all the incense thereof: for it is an offering unto the Lord made by fire.
Leviticus Chapter 3
1 Also if his oblation be a peace offering, if he will offer of the drove (whether it be male or female) he shall offer such as is without blemish, before the Lord,
2 And shall put his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
3 So he shall offer part of the peace offerings as a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, even the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards.
4 He shall also take away the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, and upon the flanks, and the caul on the liver with the kidneys.
5 And Aaron’s sons shall burn it on the altar, with the burnt offering, which is upon the wood, that is on the fire: this is a sacrifice made by fire for a sweet savor unto the Lord.
6 Also if his oblation be a peace offering unto the Lord out of the flock, whether it be male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.
7 If he offer a lamb for his oblation, then he shall bring it before the Lord,
8 And lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and shall kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation, and Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof round about upon the altar.
9 After, of the peace offerings he shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: he shall take away the fat thereof, and the rump altogether, hard by the back bone, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards.
10 Also he shall take away the two kidneys, with the fat that is upon them, and upon the flanks, and the caul upon the liver with the kidneys.
11 Then the priest shall burn it upon the altar, as the meat of an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
12 Also if his offering be a goat, then shall he offer it before the Lord,
13 And shall put his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation, and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.
14 Then he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by fire unto the Lord, the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards.
15 Also he shall take away the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and upon the flanks, and the caul upon the liver with the kidneys.
16 So the priest shall burn them upon the altar, as the meat of an offering made by fire for a sweet savor: all the fat is the Lord’s.
17 This shall be a perpetual ordinance for your generations, throughout all your dwellings, so that ye shall eat neither fat nor blood.
Leviticus Chapter 4
1 Moreover the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any shall sin through ignorance, in any of the commandments of the Lord, (which ought not to be done) but shall do contrary to any of them,
3 If the priest that is anointed do sin (according to the sin of the people) then shall he offer, for his sin which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the Lord for a sin offering,
4 And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord, and shall put his hand upon the bullock’s head, and kill the bullock before the Lord.
5 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock’s blood, and bring it into the tabernacle of the congregation.
6 Then the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the Lord, before the veil of the sanctuary.
7 The priest also shall put some of the blood before the Lord, upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation, then shall he pour all the rest of the blood of the bullock at the foot of the altar of burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
8 And he shall take away all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering: to wit, the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is about the inwards.
9 He shall take away also the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and upon the flanks, and the caul upon the liver with the kidneys,
10 As it was taken away from the bullock of the peace offerings, and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of burnt offering.
11 But the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and his legs, and his inwards, and his dung shall he bear out.
12 So he shall carry the whole bullock out of the host unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured, and shall burn him on the wood in the fire: where the ashes are cast out, shall he be burned.
13 And if the whole congregation of Israel shall sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the multitude, and have done against any of the commandments of the Lord which should not be done, and have offended:
14 When the sin which they have committed shall be known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him before the tabernacle of the congregation,
15 And the elders of the congregation shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock before the Lord, and he shall kill the bullock before the Lord.
16 Then the priest that is anointed, shall bring of the bullock’s blood into the tabernacle of the congregation,
17 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord, even before the veil.
18 Also he shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar, which is before the Lord, that is in the tabernacle of the congregation: then shall he pour all the rest of the blood at the foot of the altar of burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
19 And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn it upon the altar.
20 And the priest shall do with this bullock, as he did with the bullock for his sin: so shall he do with this: so the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.
21 For he shall carry the bullock without the host, and burn him as he burned the first bullock: for it is an offering for the sin of the congregation.
22 When a ruler shall sin, and do through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord his God, which should not be done, and shall offend,
23 If one show unto him his sin, which he hath committed, then shall he bring for his offering an he goat without blemish,
24 And shall lay his hand upon the head of the he goat, and kill it in the place where he should kill the burnt offering before the Lord: for it is a sin offering.
25 Then the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the burnt offering altar, and shall pour the rest of his blood at the foot of the burnt offering altar,
26 And shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the peace offering: so the priest shall make an atonement for him, concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.
27 Likewise if any of the people of the land shall sin through ignorance in doing against any of the commandments of the Lord, which should not be done, and shall offend,
28 If one show him his sin which he hath committed, then he shall bring for his offering, a she goat without blemish for his sin which he hath committed,
29 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of burnt offering.
30 Then the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the burnt offering altar, and pour all the rest of the blood thereof at the foot of the altar,
31 And shall take away all his fat, as the fat of the peace offerings is taken away, and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor unto the Lord, and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.
32 And if he bring a lamb for his sin offering, he shall bring a female without blemish,
33 And shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and he shall slay it for a sin offering in the place where he should kill the burnt offering.
34 Then the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the burnt offering altar, and shall pour all the rest of the blood thereof at the foot of the altar.
35 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb of the peace offerings is taken away: then the priest shall burn it upon the altar with the oblations of the Lord made by fire, and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.
Leviticus Chapter 5
1 Also if any have sinned, that is, if he have heard the voice of an oath, and he can be a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it, if he do not utter it, he shall bear his iniquity:
2 Either if one touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcass of an unclean beast, or a carcass of unclean cattle, or a carcass of unclean creeping things, and is not aware of it, yet he is unclean, and hath offended:
3 Either if he touch any uncleanness of man (whatsoever uncleanness it be, that he is defiled with) and is not aware of it, and after cometh to the knowledge of it, he hath sinned:
4 Either if any swear, and pronounce with his lips to do evil, or to do good (whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath) and it be hid from him, and after knoweth that he hath offended in one of these points,
5 When he hath sinned in any of these things, then he shall confess that he hath sinned therein.
6 Therefore shall he bring his trespass offering unto the Lord for his sin which he hath committed, even a female from the flock, be it a lamb or a she goat for a sin offering, and the priest shall make an atonement for him, concerning his sin.
7 But if he be not able to bring a sheep, he shall bring for his trespass which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons unto the Lord, one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.
8 So he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer the sin offering first, and wring the neck of it asunder, but not pluck it clean off.
9 After he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar, and the rest of the blood shall be shed at the foot of the altar: for it is a sin offering.
10 Also he shall offer the second for a burnt offering as the manner is: so shall the priest make an atonement for him (for his sin which he hath committed) and it shall be forgiven him.
11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that hath sinned, shall bring for his offering, the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering, he shall put none oil thereto, neither put any incense thereon: for it is a sin offering.
12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it for the remembrance thereof, and burn it upon the altar with the offerings of the Lord made by fire: for it is a sin offering.
13 So the priest shall make an atonement for him, as touching his sin that he hath committed in one of these points, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest’s, as the meat offering.
14 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
15 If any person transgress and sin through ignorance by taking away things consecrated unto the Lord, he shall then bring for his trespass offering unto the Lord a ram without blemish out of the flock, worth two shekels of silver by thy estimation after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering.
16 So he shall restore that wherein he hath offended, in taking away of the holy thing, and shall put the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto the priest: so the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.
17 Also if any sin and do against any of the commandments of the Lord, which ought not to be done, and know not and sin and bear his iniquity,
18 Then shall he bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, in thy estimation worth two shekels for a trespass offering unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred, and was not aware: so it shall be forgiven him.
19 This is the trespass offering for the trespass committed against the Lord.
Leviticus Chapter 6
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 If any sin and commit a trespass against the Lord, and deny unto his neighbor that, which was taken him to keep, or that which was put to him of trust, or doth by robbery, or by violence oppress his neighbor,
3 Or hath found that which was lost, and denieth it, and sweareth falsely, for any of these things that a man doeth, wherein he sinneth:
4 When, I say, he thus sinneth and trespasseth, he shall then restore the robbery that he robbed, or the thing taken by violence which he took by force, or the thing which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
5 Or for whatsoever he hath sworn falsely, he shall both restore it in the whole sum, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom pertaineth, the same day that he offereth for trespass.
6 Also he shall bring for his trespass unto the Lord, a ram without blemish out of the flock in thy estimation worth two shekels for a trespass offering unto the priest.
7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord, and it shall be forgiven him, whatsoever thing he hath done, and trespassed therein.
8 Then the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering, (it is the burnt offering because it burneth upon the altar all the night unto the morning, and the fire burneth on the altar)
10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and shall put on his linen breeches upon his flesh, and take away the ashes when the fire hath consumed the burnt offering upon the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
11 After, he shall put off his garments, and put on other raiment, and carry the ashes forth without the host unto a clean place.
12 But the fire upon the altar shall burn thereon and never be put out: wherefore the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it, and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
13 The fire shall ever burn upon the altar, and never go out.
14 Also this is the law of the meat offering, which Aaron’s sons shall offer in the presence of the Lord, before the altar.
15 He shall even take thence his handful of fine flour of the meat offering and of the oil, and all the incense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor, as a memorial therefore unto the Lord:
16 But the rest thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: it shall be eaten without leaven in the holy place: in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.
17 It shall not be baken with leaven: I have given it for their portion of mine offerings made by fire: for it is as the sin offering and as the trespass offering.
18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it: It shall be a statute forever in your generations concerning the offerings of the Lord, made by fire: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
19 Again the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
20 This is the offering of Aaron and his sons, which they shall offer unto the Lord in the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour, for a meat offering perpetual: half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
21 In the frying pan it shall be made with oil: thou shalt bring it fried, and shalt offer the baken pieces of the meat offering for a sweet savor unto the Lord.
22 And the priest that is anointed in his stead, among his sons shall offer it: It is the Lord’s ordinance forever, it shall be burned altogether.
23 For every meat offering of the priest shall be burned altogether, it shall not be eaten.
24 Furthermore, the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
25 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and say, This is the law of the sin offering, in the place where the burnt offering is killed, shall the sin offering be killed before the Lord, for it is most holy.
26 The priest that offereth this sin offering, shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there droppeth of the blood thereof upon a garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it droppeth in the holy place.
28 Also the earthen pot that it is sodden in, shall be broken, but if it be sodden in a brazen pot, it shall both be scoured and washed with water.
29 All the males among the priests shall eat thereof, for it is most holy.
30 But no sin offering, whose blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to make reconciliation in the holy place, shall be eaten, but shall be burned in the fire.
Leviticus Chapter 7
1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering, it is most holy.
2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering, shall they kill the trespass offering, and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.
3 All the fat thereof also shall he offer, the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards.
4 After he shall take away the two kidneys, with the fat that is on them and upon the flanks, and the caul on the liver with the kidneys.
5 Then the priest shall burn them upon the altar, for an offering made by fire unto the Lord: this is a trespass offering.
6 All the males among the priests shall eat thereof, it shall be eaten in the holy place, for it is most holy.
7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering, one law serveth for both: that wherewith the priest shall make atonement, shall be his.
8 Also the priest that offereth any man’s burnt offering, shall have the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.
9 And all the meat offering that is baken in the oven, and that is dressed in the pan, and in the frying pan, shall be the priest’s that offereth it.
10 And every meat offering mingled with oil, and that is dry, shall pertain unto all the sons of Aaron, to all alike.
11 Furthermore, this is the law of the peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the Lord.
12 If he offer it to give thanks, then he shall offer for his thanks offering, unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and fine flour fried with the cakes mingled with oil.
13 He shall offer also his offering with cakes of leavened bread, for his peace offerings, to give thanks.
14 And of all the sacrifice he shall offer one cake for an heave offering unto the Lord, and it shall be the priest’s that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.
15 Also the flesh of his peace offerings, for thanksgiving, shall be eaten the same day that it is offered: he shall leave nothing thereof until the morning.
16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a free offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and so in the morning the residue thereof shall be eaten.
17 But as much of the offered flesh as remaineth unto the third day, shall be burned with fire.
18 For if any of the flesh of his peace offerings be eaten in the third day, he shall not be accepted that offereth it, neither shall it be reckoned unto him, but shall be an abomination: therefore the person that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.
19 The flesh also that toucheth any unclean thing, shall not be eaten, but burned with fire: but of this flesh all that be clean shall eat thereof.
20 But if any eat of the flesh of the peace offerings that pertaineth to the Lord, having his uncleanness upon him, even the same person shall be cut off from his people.
21 Moreover, when any toucheth any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or of an unclean beast, or of any filthy abomination, and eat of the flesh of the peace offerings, which pertaineth unto the Lord, even that person shall be cut off from his people.
22 Again the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, Ye shall eat no fat of beeves, nor of sheep, nor of goats:
24 Yet the fat of the dead beast, and the fat of that, which is torn with beasts, shall be occupied to any use, but ye shall not eat of it.
25 For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of the which he shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, even the person that eateth, shall be cut off from his people.
26 Neither shall ye eat any blood, either of fowl, or of beast in all your dwellings.
27 Every person that eateth any blood, even the same person shall be cut off from his people.
28 And the Lord talked with Moses, saying,
29 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, He that offereth his peace offerings unto the Lord, shall bring his gift unto the Lord of his peace offerings:
30 His hands shall bring the offerings of the Lord made by fire: even the fat with the breast shall he bring, that the breast may be shaken to and fro before the Lord.
31 Then the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar, and the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.
32 And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering, of your peace offerings.
33 The same that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, among the sons of Aaron, shall have the right shoulder for his part.
34 For the breast shaken to and fro, and the shoulder lifted up, have I taken of the children of Israel, even of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute forever from among the children of Israel.
35 This is the anointing of Aaron, and the anointing of his sons, concerning the offerings of the Lord made by fire, in the day when he presented them to serve in the priest’s office unto the Lord.
36 The which portions the Lord commanded to give them in the day that he anointed them from among the children of Israel, by a statute forever in their generations.
37 This is also the law of the burnt offering of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the peace offerings,
38 Which the Lord commanded Moses in the mount Sinai, when he commanded the children of Israel to offer their gifts unto the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai.
Leviticus Chapter 8
1 Afterward the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread,
3 And assemble all the company at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
4 So Moses did as the Lord had commanded him, and the company was assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
5 Then Moses said unto the company, This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded to do.
6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water,
7 And put upon him the coat, and girded him with a girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod on him, which he girded with the broidered gard of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.
8 After he put the breastplate thereon, and put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.
9 Also he put the miter upon his head, and put upon the miter on the forefront the golden plate, and the holy crown, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
10 (Now Moses had taken the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle, and all that was therein, and sanctified them,
11 And sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his instruments, and the laver, and his foot, to sanctify them)
12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.
13 After, Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon their heads, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
14 Then he brought the bullock for the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons put their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.
15 And Moses slew him, and took the blood, which he put upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the rest of the blood at the foot of the altar: so he sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.
16 Then he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver and the two kidneys, with their fat, which Moses burned upon the altar.
17 But the bullock and his hide, and his flesh, and his dung, he burned with fire without the host as the Lord had commanded Moses.
18 Also he brought the ram for the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons put their hands upon the head of the ram.
19 So Moses killed it, and sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about,
20 And Moses cut the ram in pieces, and burned the head with the pieces, and the fat,
21 And washed the inwards and the legs in water: so Moses burned the ram every whit upon the altar: for it was a burnt offering for a sweet savor, which was made by fire unto the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
22 After, he brought the other ram, the ram of consecrations, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram,
23 Which Moses slew, and took of the blood of it, and put it upon the lap of Aaron’s right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.
24 Then Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and put of the blood on the lap of their right ears, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet, and Moses sprinkled the rest of the blood upon the altar round about.
25 And he took the fat and the rump, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat, and the right shoulder.
26 Also he took of the basket of the unleavened bread that was before the Lord, one unleavened cake and a cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them on the fat, and upon the right shoulder.
27 So he put all in Aaron’s hands, and in his sons’ hands, and shook it to and fro before the Lord.
28 After, Moses took them out of their hands, and burned them upon the altar for a burnt offering: for these were consecrations for a sweet savor which were made by fire unto the Lord.
29 Likewise Moses took the breast of the ram of consecrations and shook it to and fro before the Lord: for it was Moses’ portion, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
30 Also Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, upon his garments, and upon his sons, and on his sons’ garments with him: so he sanctified Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.
31 Afterward Moses said unto Aaron and his sons, Seethe the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it,
32 But that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread, shall ye burn with fire.
33 And ye shall not depart from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation seven days, until the days of your consecrations be at an end: for seven days, said the Lord, shall he consecrate you,
34 As he hath done this day: so the Lord hath commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.
35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night, seven days, and shall keep the watch of the Lord, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.
36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses.
Leviticus Chapter 9
1 And in the eighth day Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel:
2 Then he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, both without blemish, and bring them before the Lord.
3 And unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye an he goat for a sin offering, and a calf, and a lamb, both of a year old, without blemish for a burnt offering:
4 Also a bullock, and a ram for peace offerings, to offer before the Lord, and a meat offering mingled with oil: for today the Lord will appear unto you.
5 Then they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the assembly drew near and stood before the Lord.
6 (For Moses had said, This is the thing, which the Lord commanded that ye should do, and the glory of the Lord shall appear unto you)
7 Then Moses said unto Aaron, Draw near to the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thee and for the people: offer also the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them, as the Lord hath commanded.
8 Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.
9 And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him, and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured the rest of the blood at the foot of the Altar.
10 But the fat and the kidneys and the caul of the liver of the sin offering, he burned upon the altar, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
11 The flesh also and the hide he burned with fire without the host.
12 After, he slew the burnt offering, and Aaron’s sons brought unto him the blood, which he sprinkled round about upon the Altar.
13 Also they brought the burnt offering unto him with the pieces thereof, and the head, and he burned them upon the Altar.
14 Likewise he did wash the inwards and the legs, and burned them upon the burnt offering on the altar.
15 Then he offered the people’s offering, and took a goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it: and offered it for sin, as the first:
16 So he offered the burnt offering, and prepared it, according to the manner.
17 He presented also the meat offering, and filled his hand thereof, and beside the burnt sacrifice of the morning he burned this upon the altar.
18 He slew also the bullock, and the ram for the peace offerings, that was for the people, and Aaron’s sons brought unto him the blood, which he sprinkled upon the altar round about,
19 With the fat of the bullock, and of the ram, the rump, and that which covereth the inwards and the kidneys, and the caul of the liver.
20 So they laid the fat upon the breasts, and he burned the fat upon the altar.
21 But the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron shook to and fro before the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
22 So Aaron lift up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings.
23 After, Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.
24 And there came a fire out from the Lord and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they gave thanks, and fell on their faces.
Leviticus Chapter 10
1 But Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereupon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them.
2 Therefore a fire went out from the Lord, and devoured them: so they died before the Lord.
3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the Lord spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified: but Aaron held his peace.
4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan the sons of Uzziel, the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the host.
5 Then they went, and carried them in their coats out of the host, as Moses had commanded.
6 After, Moses said unto Aaron and unto Eleazar and Ithamar his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rent your clothes, lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, all the house of Israel bewail the burning which the Lord hath kindled.
7 And go not ye out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the Lord is upon you: and they did according to Moses commandment.
8 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, saying,
9 Thou shalt not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye come into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: this is an ordinance forever throughout your generations,
10 That ye may put difference between the holy and the unholy, and between the clean and the unclean,
11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lord hath commanded them by the hand of Moses.
12 Then Moses said unto Aaron and unto Eleazar and to Ithamar his sons that were left, Take the meat offering that remaineth of the offerings of the Lord, made by fire, and eat it without leaven beside the altar: for it is most holy:
13 And ye shall eat it in the holy place, because it is thy duty and thy sons’ duty of the offerings of the Lord made by fire: for so I am commanded.
14 Also the shaken breast and the heave shoulder shall ye eat in a clean place: thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with thee: for they are given as thy duty and thy sons’ duty, of the peace offerings of the children of Israel.
15 The heave shoulder, and the shaken breast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to shake it to and fro before the Lord, and it shall be thine and thy sons with thee by a law forever, as the Lord hath commanded.
16 And Moses sought the goat that was offered for sin, and lo, it was burned: therefore he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar the sons of Aaron, which were left alive, saying,
17 Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy? And God hath given it you, to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make an atonement for them before the Lord.
18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought within the holy place: ye should have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded.
19 And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering, and their burnt offering before the Lord, and such things as thou knowest are come unto me: If I had eaten the sin offering today, should it have been accepted in the sight of the Lord?
20 So when Moses heard it, he was content.
Leviticus Chapter 11
1 After, the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, These are the beasts which ye shall eat, among all the beasts that are on the earth.
3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
4 But of them that chew the cud, or divide the hoof only, of them ye shall not eat: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, and divideth not the hoof, he shall be unclean unto you.
5 Likewise the coney, because he cheweth the cud and divideth not the hoof, he shall be unclean to you.
6 Also the hare, because he cheweth the cud, and divideth not the hoof, he shall be unclean to you.
7 And the swine, because he parteth the hoof and is cloven footed, but cheweth not the cud, he shall be unclean to you.
8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch: for they shall be unclean to you.
9 These shall ye eat, of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, or in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 But all that have not fins nor scales in the seas, or in the rivers, of all that moveth in the waters, and of all living things that are in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.
11 They, I say, shall be an abomination to you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, but shall abhor their carcass.
12 Whatsoever hath not fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be abomination unto you.
13 These shall ye have also in abomination among the fowls, they shall not be eaten: for they are an abomination, the eagle, and the goshawk, and the osprey:
14 Also the vulture, and the kite after his kind,
15 And all ravens after their kind:
16 The ostrich also, and the night crow, and the sea mew, and the hawk after his kind:
17 The little owl also, and the cormorant, and the great owl.
18 Also the redshank and the pelican, and the swan:
19 The stork also, the heron after his kind, and the lapwing, and the bat:
20 Also every fowl that creepeth and goeth upon all four, such shall be an abomination unto you.
21 Yet these shall ye eat: of every fowl that creepeth, and goeth upon all four which have their feet and legs all of one to leap withal upon the earth,
22 Of them ye shall eat these, the grasshopper after his kind, and the solean after his kind, the hargol after his kind, and the hagab after his kind.
23 But all other fowls that creep and have four feet, they shall be abomination unto you.
24 For by such ye shall be polluted: whosoever toucheth their carcass, shall be unclean unto the evening.
25 Whosoever also beareth of their carcass, shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until even.
26 Every beast that hath claws divided, and is not cloven footed, nor cheweth the cud, such shall be unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them, shall be unclean.
27 And whatsoever goeth upon his paws among all manner beasts that goeth on all four, such shall be unclean unto you: who so doth touch their carcass shall be unclean until the even.
28 And he that beareth their carcass, shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: for such shall be unclean unto you.
29 Also these shall be unclean to you among the things that creep and move upon the earth, the weasel, and the mouse, and the frog, after his kind:
30 Also the rat, and the lizard, and the chameleon, and the stellio, and the mole.
31 These shall be unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.
32 Also whatsoever any of the dead carcasses of them doth fall upon, shall be unclean, whether it be vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack: whatsoever vessel it be that is occupied, it shall be put in the water as unclean until the even, and so be purified.
33 But every earthen vessel, where into any of them falleth, whatsoever is within it shall be unclean, and ye shall break it.
34 All meat also that shall be eaten, if any such water come upon it, shall be unclean: and all drink that shall be drunk in all such vessels shall be unclean.
35 And every thing that their carcass fall upon, shall be unclean: the furnace or the pot shall be broken: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.
36 Yet the fountains and wells where there is plenty of water shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcasses shall be unclean.
37 And if there fall of their dead carcass upon any seed, which useth to be sow, it shall be clean.
38 But if any water be poured upon the seed, and there fall of their dead carcass thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.
39 If also any beast, whereof ye may eat, die, he that toucheth the carcass thereof shall be unclean until the even.
40 And he that eateth of the carcass of it, shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcass of it, shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
41 Every creeping thing therefore that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination, and not be eaten.
42 Whatsoever goeth upon the breast, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or that hath many feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, ye shall not eat of them, for they shall be abomination.
43 Ye shall not pollute yourselves with anything that creepeth, neither make yourselves unclean with them, neither defile yourselves thereby: ye shall not, I say, be defiled by them,
44 For I am the Lord your God: be sanctified therefore, and be holy, for I am holy, and defile not yourselves with any creeping thing, that creepeth upon the earth.
45 For I am the Lord that brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God, and that you should be holy, for I am holy.
46 This is the law of beasts, and of fowls, and of every living thing that moveth in the waters, and of everything that creepeth upon the earth:
47 That there may be a difference between the unclean and clean, and between the beast that may be eaten, and the beast that ought not to be eaten.
Leviticus Chapter 12
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, When a woman hath brought forth seed, and born a man child, she shall be unclean seven days, like as she is unclean when she is put apart for her disease.
3 (And in the eighth day, the foreskin of the child’s flesh shall be circumcised)
4 And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days: she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the time of her purifying be out.
5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as when she hath her disease: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.
6 Now when the days of her purifying are out, (whether it be for a son or for a daughter) she shall bring to the priest a lamb of one year old for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtle dove for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
7 Who shall offer it before the Lord, and make an atonement for her: so she shall be purged of the issue of her blood this is the law for her that hath born a male or female.
8 But if she be not able to bring a lamb, she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons: the one for a burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her: so she shall be clean.
Leviticus Chapter 13
1 Moreover the Lord spake unto Moses, and to Aaron, saying,
2 The man that shall have in the skin of his flesh a swelling or a scab, or a white spot, so that in the skin of his flesh it be like the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests,
3 And the priest shall look on the sore in the skin of his flesh: if the hair in the sore be turned into white, and the sore seem to be lower than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy. Therefore the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean:
4 But if the white spot be in the skin of his flesh, and seem not to be lower than the skin, nor the hair thereof be turned unto white, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague, seven days.
5 After, the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: and if the plague seem to him to abide still, and the plague grow not in the skin, the priest shall shut him up yet seven days more.
6 Then the priest shall look on him again the seventh day, and if the plague be dark, and the sore grow not in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is a scab: therefore he shall wash his clothes and be clean.
7 But if the scab grows more in the skin, after that he is seen of the priest for to be purged, he shall be seen of the priest yet again.
8 Then the priest shall consider, and if the scab grows in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: for it is leprosy.
9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, he shall be brought unto the priest,
10 And the priest shall see him: and if the swelling be white in the skin, and have made the hair white, and there be raw flesh in the swelling,
11 It is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh: and the priest shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut him up, for he is unclean.
12 Also if the leprosy break out in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of the plague, from his head even to his feet, where so ever the priest looketh,
13 Then the priest shall consider: and if the leprosy cover all his flesh, he shall pronounce the plague to be clean, because it is all turned into whiteness: so he shall be clean.
14 But if there be raw flesh on him when he is seen, he shall be unclean.
15 For the priest shall see the raw flesh, and declare him to be unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean, therefore it is the leprosy.
16 Or if the raw flesh change and be turned into white, then he shall come to the priest,
17 And the priest shall behold him: and if the sore be changed into white, then the priest shall pronounce the plague clean, for it is clean.
18 The flesh also in whose skin there is a bile and is healed,
19 And in the place of the bile there be a white swelling, or a white spot somewhat reddish, it shall be seen of the priest.
20 And when the priest seeth it, if it appear lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be changed into white, the priest then shall pronounce him unclean: for it is a plague of leprosy, broken out in the bile.
21 But if the priest look on it, and there be no white hairs therein, and if it be not lower than the skin, but be darker, then the priest shall shut him up seven days.
22 And if it spread abroad in the flesh, the priest shall pronounce him unclean, for it is a sore.
23 But if the spot continue in his place, and grow not, it is a burning bile: therefore the priest shall declare him to be clean.
24 If there be any flesh, in whose skin there is an hot burning, and the quick flesh of the burning have a white spot, somewhat reddish or pale,
25 Then the priest shall look upon it: and if the hair in that spot be changed into white, and it appear lower than the skin, it is a leprosy broken out in the burning: therefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean: for it is the plague of leprosy.
26 But if the priest look on it, and there be no white hair in the spot, and be no lower than the other skin, but be darker, then the priest shall shut him up seven days.
27 After, the priest shall look on him the seventh day: if it be grown abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: for it is the plague of leprosy.
28 And if the spot abide in his place, not growing in the skin, but is dark, it is a rising of the burning: the priest shall therefore declare him clean, for it is the drying up of the burning.
29 If also a man or woman hath a sore on the head or in the beard,
30 Then the priest shall see the sore: and if it appear lower than the skin, and there be in it a small yellow hair, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: for it is a black spot, and leprosy of the head or of the beard.
31 And if the priest look on the sore of the black spot, and if it seem not lower than the skin nor have any black hair in it, then the priest shall shut up him, that hath the sore of the black spot, seven days.
32 After, in the seventh day the priest shall look on the sore: and if the black spot grow not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the black spot seem not lower than the skin,
33 Then he shall be shaven, but the place of the black spot shall he not shave: but the priest shall shut up him, that hath the black spot, seven days more.
34 And the seventh day the priest shall look on the black spot: and if the black spot grow not in the skin, nor seem lower than the other skin, then the priest shall cleanse him, and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
35 But if the black spot grow abroad in the flesh after his cleansing,
36 Then the priest shall look on it: and if the black spot grow in the skin, the priest shall not seek for the yellow hair: for he is unclean.
37 But if the black spot seem to him to abide, and that black hair grow therein, the black spot is healed, he is clean, and the priest shall declare him to be clean.
38 Furthermore if there be many white spots in the skin of the flesh of man or woman,
39 Then the priest shall consider: and if the spots in the skin of their flesh be somewhat dark and white withal, it is but a white spot broken out in the skin: therefore he is clean.
40 And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, and is bald, is clean.
41 And if his head lose the hair on the forepart, and be bald before, he is clean.
42 But if there be in the bald head, or in the bald forehead a white reddish sore, it is a leprosy springing in his bald head, or in his bald forehead.
43 Therefore the priest shall look upon it, and if the rising of the sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, appearing like leprosy in the skin of the flesh,
44 He is a leper and unclean: therefore the priest shall pronounce him altogether unclean: for the sore is in his head.
45 The leper also in whom the plague is, shall have his clothes rent, and his head bare, and shall put a covering upon his lips, and shall cry, I am unclean, I am unclean.
46 As long as the disease shall be upon him, he shall be polluted, for he is unclean: he shall dwell alone, without the camp shall his habitation be.
47 Also the garment that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woolen garment or a linen garment,
48 Whether it be in the warp or in the woof of linen or of woolen, either in a skin, or in anything made of skin,
49 And if the sore be green or somewhat reddish in the garment or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything that is made of skin, it is a plague of leprosy and shall be showed unto the priest.
50 Then the priest shall see the plague, and shut up it that hath the plague, seven days,
51 And shall look on the plague the seventh day: if the plague grow in the garment or in the warp, or in the woof, or in the skin, or in anything that is made of skin, that plague is a fretting leprosy and unclean.
52 And he shall burn the garment, or the warp, or the woof, whether it be woolen or linen, or anything that is made of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy, therefore it shall be burnt in the fire.
53 If the priest yet see that the plague grow not in the garment, or in the woof, or in whatsoever thing of skin it be,
54 Then the priest shall command them to wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more.
55 Again the priest shall look on the plague, after it is washed: and if the plague have not changed his color, though the plague spread no further, it is unclean: thou shalt burn it in the fire, for it is a fret inward, whether the spot be in the bare place of the whole, or in part thereof.
56 And if the priest see that the plague be darker, after that it is washed, he shall cut it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof.
57 And if it appear still in the garment or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything made of skin, it is a spreading leprosy: thou shalt burn the thing wherein the plague is, in the fire.
58 If thou hast washed the garment or the warp, or the woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, if the plague be departed there from, then shall it be washed the second time, and be clean.
59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woolen or linen, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, to make it clean or unclean.
Leviticus Chapter 14
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 This is the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: that is, he shall be brought unto the priest,
3 And the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall consider him: and if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper,
4 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is cleansed, two sparrows alive and clean, and cedar wood and a scarlet lace, and hyssop.
5 And the priest shall command to kill one of the birds over pure water in an earthen vessel.
6 After, he shall take the live sparrow with the cedar wood, and the scarlet lace, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living sparrow in the blood of the sparrow slain, over the pure water,
7 And he shall sprinkle upon him, that must be cleansed of his leprosy, seven times, and cleanse him, and shall let go the live sparrow into the broad field.
8 Then he that shall be cleansed, shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, so he shall be clean: after that shall he come into the host, but shall tarry without his tent seven days.
9 So in the seventh day he shall shave off all his hair, both his head, and his beard, and his eyebrows: even all his hair shall he shave, and shall wash his clothes and shall wash his flesh in water: so he shall be clean.
10 Then in the eighth day he shall take two he lambs without blemish, and an ewe lamb of a year old without blemish, and three tenth deals of fine flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and a pint of oil.
11 And the priest that maketh him clean shall bring the man which is to be made clean, and those things, before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
12 Then the priest shall take one lamb, and offer him for a trespass offering, and the pint of oil, and shake them to and fro before the Lord.
13 And he shall kill the lamb in the place where the sin offering and the burnt offering are slain, even in the holy place: for as the sin offering is the priest’s, so is the trespass offering: for it is most holy.
14 So the priest shall take of the blood of the trespass offering, and put it upon the lap of the right ear of him that shall be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.
15 The priest shall also take of the pint of oil, and pour it into the palm of his left hand,
16 And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the Lord.
17 And of the rest of the oil that is in his hand, shall the priest put upon the lap of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, where the blood of the trespass offering was put.
18 But the remnant of the oil that is in the priest’s hand, he shall pour upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: so the priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord.
19 And the priest shall offer the sin offering and make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed of his uncleanness: then after shall he kill the burnt offering.
20 So the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meat offering upon the altar and the priest shall make an atonement for him: so he shall be clean.
21 But if he be poor, and not able, then he shall bring one lamb for a trespass offering to be shaken, for his reconciliation, and a tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil, for a meat offering, with a pint of oil.
22 Also two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, as he is able, whereof the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering,
23 And he shall bring them the eighth day for his cleansing unto the priest at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.
24 Then the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering, and the pint of oil, and the priest shall shake them to and fro before the Lord.
25 And he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest shall take of the blood of the trespass offering, and put it upon the lap of his right ear that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.
26 Also the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of his own left hand.
27 So the priest shall with his right finger sprinkle of the oil that is in his left hand, seven times before the Lord.
28 Then the priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand, upon the lap of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot: upon the place of the blood of the trespass offering.
29 But the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand, he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make an atonement for him before the Lord.
30 Also he shall present one of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, as he is able:
31 Such, I say, as he is able, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering with the meat offering: so the priest shall make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed before the Lord.
32 This is the law of him which hath the plague of leprosy, who is not able in his cleansing to offer the whole.
33 The Lord also spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying,
34 When ye be come unto the land of Canaan which I give you in possession, if I send the plague of leprosy in an house of the land of your possession,
35 Then he that owneth the house, shall come and tell the priest, saying, Me think there is like a plague of leprosy in the house.
36 Then the priest shall command them to empty the house before the priest go into it to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean, and then shall the priest go in to see the house,
37 And he shall mark the plague: and if the plague be in the walls of the house, and that there be deep spots, greenish or reddish, which seem to be lower than the wall,
38 Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shall cause to shut up the house seven days.
39 So the priest shall come again the seventh day: and if he see that the plague be increased in the walls of the house,
40 Then the priest shall command them to take away the stones wherein the plague is, and they shall cast them into a foul place without the city.
41 Also he shall cause to scrape the house within round about, and pour the dust, that they have pared off, without the city in an unclean place.
42 And they shall take other stones, and put them in the places of those stones, and shall take other mortar, to plaster the house with.
43 But if the plague come again and break out in the house, after that he hath taken away the stones, and after that he hath scraped and plastered the house,
44 Then the priest shall come and see: and if the plague grows in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is therefore unclean.
45 And he shall break down the house, with the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house, and he shall carry them out of the city unto an unclean place.
46 Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up, he shall be unclean until the even.
47 He also that sleepeth in the house shall wash his clothes: he likewise that eateth in the house, shall wash his clothes.
48 But if the priest shall come and see, that the plague hath spread no further in the house, after the house be plastered, the priest shall pronounce that house clean, for the plague is healed.
49 Then shall he take to purify the house, two sparrows, and cedar wood, and scarlet lace, and hyssop.
50 And he
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The Book Of Exodus
The 1560 Geneva Old Testament With The Spelling Modernized
Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Exodus Chapter 1
1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt (every man and his household came thither with Jacob)
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
5 So all the souls, that came out of the loins of Jacob, were seventy souls: Joseph was in Egypt already.
6 Now Joseph died and all his brethren, and that whole generation.
7 And the children of Israel brought forth fruit and increased in abundance, and were multiplied, and were exceeding mighty, so that the land was full of them.
8 Then there rose up a new king in Egypt, who knew not Joseph.
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are greater and mightier than we.
10 Come, let us work wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that if there be war, they join themselves also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get them out of the land.
11 Therefore did they set taskmasters over them, to keep them under with burdens: and they built the cities Pithom and Rameses for the treasures of Pharaoh.
12 But the more they vexed them, the more they multiplied and grew: therefore they were more grieved against the children of Israel.
13 Wherefore the Egyptians by cruelty caused the children of Israel to serve.
14 Thus they made them weary of their lives by sore labor in clay and in brick, and in all work in the field, with all manner of bondage, which they laid upon them most cruelly.
15 Moreover the king of Egypt commanded the midwives of the Hebrew women, (of which the one’s name was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah)
16 And said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the women of the Hebrews, and see them on their stools, if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then let her live.
17 Notwithstanding the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but preserved alive the men children.
18 Then the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done thus, and have preserved alive the men children?
19 And the midwives answered Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the women of Egypt: for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwife come at them.
20 God therefore prospered the midwives, and the people multiplied and were very mighty.
21 And because the midwives feared God, therefore he made them houses.
22 Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every man child that is born, cast ye into the river, but reserve every maid child alive.
Exodus Chapter 2
1 Then there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi,
2 And the woman conceived and bear a son: and when she saw that he was fair, she hid him three months.
3 But when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark made of reed, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and laid the child therein, and put it among the bulrushes by the river’s brink.
4 Now his sister stood afar off, to wit what would come of him.
5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash her in the river, and her maidens walked by the river’s side: and when she saw the ark among the bulrushes, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6 Then she opened it, and saw it was a child: and behold, the babe wept: so she had compassion on it, and said, This is one of the Hebrew’s children.
7 Then said his sister unto Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call unto thee a nurse of the Hebrew women to nurse thee the child?
8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. So the maid went and called the child’s mother,
9 To whom Pharaoh’s daughter said, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will reward thee. Then the woman took the child and nursed him.
10 Now the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he was as her son, and she called his name Moses, because, said she, I drew him out of the water.
11 And in those days, when Moses was grown, he went forth unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: also he saw an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew one of his brethren.
12 And he looked round about, and when he saw no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13 Again he came forth the second day, and behold, two Hebrews strove: and he said unto him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
14 And he answered, Who made thee a man of authority, and a judge over us? Thinkest thou to kill me, as thou killest the Egyptian? Then Moses feared and said, Certainly this thing is known.
15 Now Pharaoh heard this matter, and sought to slay Moses: therefore Moses fled from Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
16 And the priest of Midian had seven daughters, which came and drew water, and filled the troughs, for to water their father’s sheep.
17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses rose up and defended them, and watered their sheep.
18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How are ye come so soon today?
19 And they said, A man of Egypt delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and also drew us water enough, and watered the sheep.
20 Then he said unto his daughters, And where is he? Why have ye so left the man? Call him that he may eat bread.
21 And Moses agreed to dwell with the man: who gave unto Moses Zipporah his daughter:
22 And she bear a son, whose name he called Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
23 Then in process of time, the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed for the bondage and cried: and their cry for the bondage came up unto God.
24 Then God heard their moan, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
25 So God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
Exodus Chapter 3
1 When Moses kept the sheep of Jethro his father in law, priest of Midian, and drove the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the Mountain of God, Horeb,
2 Then the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire, out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 Therefore Moses said, I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush burneth not.
4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he answered, I am here.
5 Then he said, Come not hither, put thy shoes off thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses hid his face: for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 Then the Lord said, I have surely seen the trouble of my people, which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry, because of their taskmasters: for I know their sorrows.
8 Therefore I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them out of that land into a good land and a large, into a land that floweth with milk and honey, even into the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 And now lo, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me, and I have also seen the oppression, wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11 But Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12 And he answered, Certainly I will be with thee: and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee, After that thou hast brought the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13 Then Moses said unto God, Behold, when I shall come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you: if they say unto me, What is his name? What answer shall I give them?
14 And God answered Moses, I AM THAT I AM. Also he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
15 And God spake further unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all ages.
16 Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and thou shalt say unto them, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob appeared unto me, and said, I have surely remembered you, and that which is done to you in Egypt.
17 Therefore I did say, I will bring you 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, unto a land that floweth with milk and honey.
18 Then shall they obey thy voice, and thou and the elders of Israel shall go unto the king of Egypt, and say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath met with us: we pray thee now therefore, let us go three days journey in the wilderness, that we may sacrifice unto the Lord our God.
19 But I know, that the king of Egypt will not let you go, but by strong hand.
20 Therefore will I stretch out mine hand and smite Egypt with all my wonders, which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that shall he let you go.
21 And I will make this people to be favored of the Egyptians: so that when ye go, ye shall not go empty.
22 For every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver and jewels of gold and raiment, and ye shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters, and shall spoil the Egyptians.
Exodus Chapter 4
1 Then Moses answered, and said, But lo, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee.
2 And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he answered, A rod.
3 Then said he, Cast it on the ground. So he cast it on the ground, and it was turned into a serpent: and Moses fled from it.
4 Again the Lord said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. Then he put forth his hand and caught it, and it was turned into a rod in his hand.
5 Do this that they may believe, that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath appeared unto thee.
6 And the Lord said furthermore unto him, Thrust now thine hand into thy bosom. And he thrust his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out again, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
7 Moreover he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. So he put his hand into his bosom again, and plucked it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
8 So shall it be, if they will not believe thee, neither obey the voice of the first sign, yet shall they believe for the voice of the second sign.
9 But if they will not yet believe these two signs, neither obey unto thy voice, then shalt thou take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: so the water which thou shalt take out of the river, shall be turned to blood upon the dry land.
10 But Moses said unto the Lord, Oh my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither at any time have been, nor yet since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.
11 Then the Lord said unto him, Who hath given the mouth to man? Or who hath made the dumb, or the deaf, or him that seeth, or the blind? Have not I the Lord?
12 Therefore go now, and I will be with thy mouth, and will teach thee what thou shalt say.
13 But he said, Oh my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him, whom thou shouldest send.
14 Then the Lord was very angry with Moses, and said, Do not I know Aaron thy brother the Levite, that he himself shall speak? For lo, he cometh also forth to meet thee, and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
15 Therefore thou shalt speak unto him, and put these words in his mouth, and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye ought to do.
16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: he shall be, even he shall be as thy mouth, and thou shalt be to him as God.
17 Moreover thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do miracles.
18 Therefore Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, I pray thee, let me go, and return to my brethren, which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. Then Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
19 (For the Lord had said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return to Egypt: for they are all dead which went about to kill thee)
20 Then Moses took his wife, and his sons, and put them on an ass, and returned toward the land of Egypt, and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
21 And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou art entered and come into Egypt again, see that thou do all the wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, and he shall not let the people go.
22 Then thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn.
23 Wherefore I say to thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
24 And as he was by the way in the inn, the Lord met him, and would have killed him.
25 Then Zipporah took a sharp knife, and cut away the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Thou art indeed a bloody husband unto me.
26 So he departed from him. Then she said, O bloody husband (because of the circumcision)
27 Then the Lord said unto Aaron, Go meet Moses in the wilderness. And he went and met him in the Mount of God, and kissed him.
28 Then Moses told Aaron all the words of the Lord, who had sent him, and all the signs wherewith he had charged him.
29 So went Moses and Aaron, and gathered all the elders of the children of Israel.
30 And Aaron told all the words, which the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and he did the miracles in the sight of the people,
31 And the people believed, and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel, and had looked upon their tribulation, they bowed down, and worshiped.
Exodus Chapter 5
1 Then afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may celebrate a feast unto me in the wilderness.
2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should hear his voice, and let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.
3 And they said, We worship the God of the Hebrews: we pray thee, suffer us to go three days journey in the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God, lest he bring upon us the pestilence or sword.
4 Then said the king of Egypt unto them, Moses and Aaron, why cause ye the people to cease from their works? Get you to your burdens.
5 Pharaoh said furthermore, Behold, much people is now in the land, and ye make them leave their burdens.
6 Therefore Pharaoh gave commandment the same day unto the taskmasters of the people, and to their officers, saying,
7 Ye shall give the people no more straw, to make brick (as in time past) but let them go and gather them straw themselves:
8 Notwithstanding lay upon them the number of brick, which they made in time past, diminish nothing thereof: for they be idle, therefore they cry, saying, Let us go to offer sacrifice unto our God.
9 Lay more work upon the men, and cause them to do it, and let the not regard vain words.
10 Then went the taskmasters of the people and their officers out, and told the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will give you no more straw.
11 Go yourselves, get you straw where ye can find it, yet shall nothing of your labor be diminished.
12 Then were the people scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt, for to gather stubble instead of straw.
13 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Finish your day’s work every day’s task, as ye did when ye had straw.
14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick yesterday and today, as in times past?
15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came, and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?
16 There is no straw given to thy servants, and they say unto us, Make brick: and lo, thy servants are beaten, and thy people is blamed.
17 But he said, Ye are to much idle: therefore ye say, Let us go to offer sacrifice to the Lord.
18 Go therefore now and work: for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the whole tale of brick.
19 Then the officers of the children of Israel saw themselves in an evil case, because it was said, Ye shall diminish nothing of your brick, nor of every day’s task.
20 And they met Moses and Aaron, which stood in their way as they came out from Pharaoh,
21 To whom they said, The Lord look upon you and judge: for ye have made our savor to stink before Pharaoh and before his servants, in that ye have put a sword in their hand to slay us.
22 Wherefore Moses returned to the Lord, and said, Lord, why hast thou afflicted this people? Wherefore hast thou thus sent me?
23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath vexed this people, and yet thou hast not delivered thy people.
Exodus Chapter 6
1 Then the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see, what I will do unto Pharaoh: for by a strong hand shall he let them go, and even be constrained to drive them out of his land.
2 Moreover God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord,
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob by the Name of Almighty God: but by my name Jehovah was I not known unto them.
4 Furthermore as I made my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers:
5 So I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and have remembered my covenant.
6 Wherefore say thou unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from the burdens of the Egyptians, and will deliver you out of their bondage, and will redeem you in a stretched out arm, and in great judgments.
7 Also I will take you for my people, and will be your God: then ye shall know that I the Lord your God bring you out from the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 And I will bring you into the land which I swear that I would give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, and I will give it unto you for a possession: I am the Lord.
9 So Moses told the children of Israel thus: but they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit and for cruel bondage.
10 Then the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Go speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
12 But Moses spake before the Lord, saying, Behold, the children of Israel hearken not unto me, how then shall Pharaoh hear me, which am of uncircumcised lips?
13 Then the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and charged them to go 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 be the heads of their fathers’ houses: the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel are Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi: these are the families of Reuben.
15 Also the sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zoar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.
16 These also are the names of the sons of Levi in their generations: Gershon and Kohath and Merari (and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven year)
17 The sons of Gershon were Libni and Shimi by their families.
18 And the sons of Kohath, Amram and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. (and Kohath lived an hundred thirty and three year)
19 Also the sons of Merari were Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi by their kindreds.
20 And Amram took Jochebed his father’s sister to his wife, and she bear him Aaron and Moses (and Amram lived an hundred thirty and seven year)
21 Also the sons of Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
22 And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
23 And Aaron took Elisheba daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahashon to his wife, which bear him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
24 Also the sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
25 And Eleazar Aaron’s son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to his wife, which bear him Phinehas: these are the principal fathers of the Levites throughout their families.
26 These are Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, Bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, according to their armies.
27 These are that Moses and Aaron, which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, that they might bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.
28 And at that time when the Lord spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt,
29 When the Lord, I say, spake unto Moses, saying, I am the Lord, speak thou unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt all that I say unto thee,
30 Then Moses said before the Lord, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hear me?
Exodus Chapter 7
1 Then the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I have made thee Pharaoh’s God, and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
2 Thou shalt speak all that I commanded thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he suffer the children of Israel to go out of his land.
3 But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my miracles and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
4 And Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out mine armies, even my people, the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, by great judgments.
5 Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.
6 So Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded them, even so did they.
7 (Now Moses was fourscore year old, and Aaron fourscore and three, when they spake unto Pharaoh)
8 And the Lord had spoken unto Moses and Aaron, saying,
9 If Pharaoh speak unto you, saying, Show a miracle for you, then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall be turned into a serpent.
10 Then went Moses and Aaron unto Pharaoh, and did even as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast forth his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it was turned into a serpent.
11 Then Pharaoh called also for the wise men and sorcerers: and those charmers also of Egypt did in like manner with their enchantments,
12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they were turned into serpents: but Aaron’s rod devoured their rods.
13 So Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not to them, as the Lord had said.
14 The Lord then said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is obstinate, he refuseth to let the people go.
15 Go unto Pharaoh in the morning, (lo, he will come unto the water) and thou shalt stand and meet him by the river’s brink, and the rod, which was turned into a serpent, shalt thou take in thine hand.
16 And thou shalt say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
17 Thus saith the Lord, In this shalt thou know that I am the Lord: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the water that is in the river, and it shall be turned to blood.
18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink, and it shall grieve the Egyptians to drink of the water of the river.
19 The Lord then spake to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the waters of Egypt, over their streams, over their rivers, and over their ponds, and over all pools of their waters, and they shall be blood, and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and of stone.
20 So Moses and Aaron did even as the Lord commanded: and he lift up the rod, and smote the water that was in the river in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants: and all the water that was in the river, was turned into blood.
21 And the fish that was in the river died, and the river stank: so that the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river: and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
22 And the enchanters of Egypt did likewise with their sorceries: and the heart of Pharaoh was hardened: so that he did not hearken unto them, as the Lord had said.
23 Then Pharaoh returned, and went again into his house, neither did this yet enter into his heart.
24 All the Egyptians then digged round about the river for waters to drink: for they could not drink of the water of the river.
25 And this continued fully seven days after the Lord had smitten the river.
Exodus Chapter 8
1 Afterward the Lord said unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me:
2 And if thou wilt not let them go, behold, I will smite all thy country with frogs:
3 And the river shall scrawl full of frogs, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy chamber, where thou sleepest, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneading troughs.
4 Yea, the frogs shall climb up upon thee, and on thy people, and upon all thy servants.
5 Also the Lord said unto Moses, Say thou unto Aaron, Stretch thine hand with thy rod upon the streams, upon the rivers, and upon the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.
6 Then Aaron stretched his hand upon the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
7 And the sorcerers did likewise with their sorceries, and brought frogs up upon the land of Egypt.
8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Pray ye unto 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 unto the Lord.
9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, As concerning me, even command when I shall pray for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and from thine houses, that they may remain in the river only.
10 Then he said, Tomorrow. And he answered, Be it as thou hast said, that thou mayest know, that there is none like unto the Lord our God.
11 So the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thine houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people: only they shall remain in the river.
12 Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord concerning the frogs, which he had sent unto Pharaoh.
13 And the Lord did according to the saying of Moses: so the frogs died in the houses, in the towns, and in the fields.
14 And they gathered them together by heaps, and the land stank of them.
15 But when Pharaoh saw that he had rest given him, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them, as the Lord had said.
16 Again the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out the rod, and smite the dust of the earth, that it may be turned to lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
17 And they did so: for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth: and lice came upon man and upon beast: all the dust of the earth was lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
18 Now the enchanters assayed likewise with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. So the lice were upon man and upon beast.
19 Then said the enchanters unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God. But Pharaoh’s heart remained obstinate, and he hearkened not unto them, as the Lord had said.
20 Moreover the Lord said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh (lo, he will come forth unto the water) and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
21 Else if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies both upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and the ground also whereon they are.
22 But the land of Goshen, where my people are, will I cause to be wonderful in that day, so that no swarms of flies shall be there, that thou mayest know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.
23 And I will make a deliverance of my people from thy people: tomorrow shall this miracle be.
24 And the Lord did so: for there came great swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servant’s houses, so that through all the land of Egypt the earth was corrupt by the swarms of flies.
25 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Go, do sacrifice unto your God in this land.
26 But Moses answered, It is not meet to do so: for then we should offer unto the Lord our God that, which is an abomination unto the Egyptians. Lo, can we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and they not stone us?
27 Let us go three days journey in the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.
28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice unto the Lord your God in the wilderness: but go not far away, pray for me.
29 And Moses said, Behold, I will go out from thee, and pray unto the Lord, that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow: but let Pharaoh from henceforth deceive no more, in not suffering the people to sacrifice unto the Lord.
30 So Moses went out from Pharaoh and prayed unto the Lord.
31 And the Lord did according to the saying of Moses, and the swarms of flies departed from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, and there remained not one.
32 Yet Pharaoh hardened his heart even then also, and did not let the people go.
Exodus Chapter 9
1 Then the Lord said unto Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
2 But if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt yet hold them still,
3 Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy flock which is in the field: for upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the cattle, and upon the sheep shall be a mighty great murrain.
4 And the Lord shall do wonderfully between the beasts of Israel, and the beasts of Egypt: so that there shall nothing die of all, that pertaineth to the children of Israel.
5 And the Lord appointed a time, saying, Tomorrow the Lord shall finish this thing in this land.
6 So the Lord did it on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.
7 Then Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead: and the heart of Pharaoh was obstinate, and he did not let the people go.
8 And the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron, Take your handful of ashes of the furnace, and Moses shall sprinkle them toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh,
9 And they shall be turned to dust in all the land of Egypt: and it shall be as a scab breaking out into blisters upon man, and upon beast, throughout out all the land of Egypt.
10 Then they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh: and Moses sprinkled them toward the heaven, and there came a scab breaking out into blisters upon man, and upon beast.
11 And the sorcerers could not stand before Moses, because of the scab: for the scab was upon the enchanters, and upon all the Egyptians.
12 And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them, as the Lord had said unto Moses.
13 Also the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
14 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.
15 For now I will stretch out mine hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with the pestilence: and thou shalt perish from the earth.
16 And indeed, for this cause have I appointed thee, to show my power in thee, and to declare my name throughout all the world.
17 Yet thou exaltest thyself against my people, and lettest them not go.
18 Behold, tomorrow this time I will cause to rain a mighty great hail, such as was not in Egypt since the foundation thereof was laid unto this time.
19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field: for upon all the men, and the beasts, which are found in the field, and not brought home, the hail shall fall upon them, and they shall die.
20 Such then as feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh, made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
21 But such as regarded not the word of the Lord, left his servants, and his cattle in the field.
22 And the Lord said to Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon all the herbs of the field in the land of Egypt.
23 Then Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and lightning upon the ground: and the Lord caused hail to rain upon the land of Egypt.
24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so grievous, as there was none throughout all the land of Egypt, since it was a nation.
25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast: also the hail smote all the herbs of the field, and break to pieces all the trees of the field.
26 Only in the land of Goshen (where the children of Israel were) was no hail.
27 Then Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have now sinned: the Lord is righteous, but I and my people are wicked.
28 Pray ye unto the Lord (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunders and hail, and I will let you go, and ye shall tarry no longer.
29 Then Moses said unto him, As soon as I am out of the city, I will spread mine hands unto the Lord, and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail, that thou mayest know that the earth is the Lord’s.
30 ForI know that thou, and thy servants, fear the Lord God, before I pray.
31 (And the flax, and the barley were smitten: for the barley was eared, and the flax was bolled.
32 But the wheat and the rye were not smitten, for they were hid in the ground)
33 Then Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread his hands to the Lord, and the thunder and the hail ceased, neither rained it upon the earth.
34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder were ceased, he sinned again, and hardened his heart, both he, and his servants.
35 So the heart of Pharaoh was hardened: neither would he let the children of Israel go, as the Lord had said by Moses.
Exodus Chapter 10
1 Again the Lord said unto Moses, Go to Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might work these my miracles in the midst of his realm,
2 And that thou mayest declare in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have done in Egypt, and my miracles, which I have done among them: that ye may know that I am the Lord.
3 Then Moses and Aaron came unto Pharaoh, and they said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me.
4 But if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring grasshoppers into thy coasts.
5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that a man cannot see the earth: and they shall eat the residue which remaineth unto you, and hath escaped from the hail: and they shall eat all your trees that bud in the field.
6 And they shall fill thine houses, and all thy servant’s houses, and the houses of all the Egyptians, as neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers’ fathers have seen, since the time they were upon the earth unto this day. So he returned, and went out from Pharaoh.
7 Then Pharaoh’s servants said unto him, How long shall he be an offense unto us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God: wilt thou first know that Egypt is destroyed?
8 So Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh, and he said unto them, Go, serve the Lord your God, but who are they that shall go?
9 And Moses answered, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our sheep and with our cattle will we go: for we must celebrate a feast unto the Lord.
10 And he said unto them, Let the Lord so be with you, as I will let you go and your children: behold, for evil is before your face.
11 It shall not be so: now go ye that are men, and serve the Lord: for that was your desire. Then they were thrust out from Pharaoh’s presence.
12 After, the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand upon the land of Egypt for the grasshoppers, that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat all the herbs of the land, even all that the hail hath left.
13 Then Moses stretched forth his rod upon the land of Egypt: and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night: and in the morning the east wind brought the grasshoppers.
14 So the grasshoppers went up upon all the land of Egypt, and remained in all quarters of Egypt: so grievous grasshoppers, like to these were never before, neither after them shall be such.
15 For they covered all the face of the earth, so that the land was dark: and they did eat all the herbs of the land, and all the fruits of the trees, which the hail had left, so that there was no green thing left upon the trees, nor among the herbs of the field throughout all the land of Egypt.
16 Therefore Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and said, I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.
17 And now forgive me my sin only this once, and pray unto the Lord your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
18 Moses then went out from Pharaoh, and prayed unto the Lord.
19 And the Lord turned a mighty strong west wind, and took away the grasshoppers, and violently cast them into the Red Sea, so that there remained not one grasshopper in all the coast of Egypt.
20 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go.
21 Again the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be upon the land of Egypt darkness, even darkness that may be felt.
22 Then Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven, and there was a black darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.
23 No man saw another, neither rose up from the place where he was for three days: but all the children of Israel had light where they dwelt.
24 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and said, Go, serve the Lord: only your sheep and your cattle shall abide, and your children shall go with you.
25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices, and burnt offerings that we may do sacrifice unto the Lord our God.
26 Therefore our cattle also shall go with us: there shall not an hoof be left, for thereof must we take to serve the Lord our God: neither do we know how we shall serve the Lord, until we come thither.
27 (But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go)
28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me: look thou see my face no more: for when so ever thou comest in my sight, thou shalt die.
29 Then Moses said, Thou hast said well: from henceforth will I see thy face no more.
Exodus Chapter 11
1 Now the Lord had said unto Moses, yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt: after that he will let you go hence: when he letteth you go, he shall at once chase you hence.
2 Speak thou now to the people, that every man require of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor jewels of silver and jewels of gold.
3 And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: also Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.)
4 Also Moses said, Thus saith 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 on his throne, unto the firstborn of the maidservant, that is at the mill, and all the firstborn of beasts.
6 Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was never none like, nor shall be.
7 But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move his tongue, neither against man nor beast, that ye may know that the Lord putteth a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
8 And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and fall before me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that are at thy feet, and after this will I depart. So he went out from Pharaoh very angry.
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hear you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
10 So Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: but the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he suffered not the children of Israel to go out of his land.
Exodus Chapter 12
1 Then the Lord spake to Moses and to Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be to you the first month of the year.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth of this month let every man take unto him a lamb, according to the house of the fathers, a lamb for an house.
4 If the household be too little for the lamb, he shall take his neighbor, which is next unto his house, according to the number of the persons: every one of you, according to his eating shall make your count for the lambs,
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of a year old: ye shall take it of the lambs, or of the kids.
6 And ye shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month: then all the multitude of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at even.
7 After they shall take of the blood and strike it on the two posts, and on the upper door post of the houses where they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh the same night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread with sour herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not thereof raw, boiled nor sodden in water, but roast with fire, both his head, his feet, and his purtenance.
10 And ye shall reserve nothing of it unto the morning: but that, which remaineth of it unto the morrow, shall ye burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it, your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staves in your hands, and ye shall eat it in haste: for it is the Lord’s Passover.
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt the same night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, and I will execute judgment upon all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.
13 And the blood shall be a token for you upon the houses where ye are: so when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destruction, when I smite the land of Egypt.
14 And this day shall be unto you a remembrance: and ye shall keep it an holy feast unto the Lord, throughout your generations: ye shall keep it holy by an ordinance forever.
15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread, and in any case ye shall put away leaven the first day out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.
16 And in the first day shall be an holy assembly: also in the seventh day shall be an holy assembly unto you: no work shall be done in them, save about that which every man must eat: that only may ye do.
17 Ye shall keep also the feast of unleavened bread: for that same day I will bring your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore ye shall observe this day, throughout your posterity, by an ordinance forever.
18 In the first month and the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread unto the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
19 Seven days shall no leaven be found in your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel: whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
20 Ye shall eat no leavened bread: but in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
21 Then Moses called all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Choose out and take you for every of your households a lamb, and kill the Passover.
22 And take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel, and the door cheeks with the blood that is in the basin, and let none of you go out at the door of his house, until the morning.
23 For the Lord will pass by to smite the Egyptians: and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel and on the two door cheeks, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come into your houses to plague you.
24 Therefore shall ye observe this thing as an ordinance both for thee and thy sons forever.
25 And when ye shall come into the land, which the Lord will give you, as he hath promised, then ye shall keep this service.
26 And when your children ask you, What service is this ye keep?
27 Then ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, which passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and preserved our houses. Then the people bowed themselves, and worshiped.
28 So the children of Israel went, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron: so did they.
29 Now at midnight, the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne, unto the firstborn of the captive that was in prison, and all the firstborn of beasts.
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 no house where there was not one dead.
31 And he called to Moses and to Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, get you out from among my people, both ye, and the children of Israel, and go serve the Lord as ye have said.
32 Take also your sheep and your cattle as ye have said, and depart, and bless me also.
33 And the Egyptians did force the people, because they would send them out of the land in haste: for they said, We die all.
34 Therefore the people took their dough before it was leavened, even their dough bound in clothes upon their shoulders.
35 And the children of Israel did according to the saying of Moses, and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver and jewels of gold, and raiment.
36 And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and they granted their request: so they spoiled the Egyptians.
37 Then the children of Israel took their journey from Rameses to Succoth about six hundred thousand men of foot, beside children.
38 And a great multitude of sundry sorts of people went out with them, and sheep, and beeves, and cattle in great abundance.
39 And they baked the dough which they brought out of Egypt, and made unleavened cakes: for it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, neither could they tarry, nor yet prepare themselves victuals.
40 So the dwelling of the children of Israel, while they dwelled in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
41 And when the four hundred and thirty years were expired, even the self same day departed all the hosts of the Lord out of the land of Egypt.
42 It is a night to be kept holy to the Lord, because he brought them out of the land of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord, which all the children of Israel must keep throughout their generations.
43 Also the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the law of the Passover: no stranger shall eat thereof.
44 But every servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
45 A stranger or an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
46 In one house shall it be eaten: thou shalt carry none of the flesh out of the house, neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
47 All the congregation of Israel shall observe it.
48 But if a stranger dwell with thee, and will observe the Passover of the Lord, let him circumcise all the males, that belong unto him, and then let him come and observe it, and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for none uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
49 One law shall be to him that is born in the land, and to the stranger that dwelleth among you.
50 Then all the children of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron: so did they.
51 And the self same day did the Lord bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
Exodus Chapter 13
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn: that is, every one that first openeth the womb among the children of Israel, as well of man as of beast: for it is mine.
3 Then Moses said unto the people, Remember this day in the which ye came out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage: for by a mighty hand the Lord brought you out from thence: therefore no leavened bread shall be eaten.
4 This day come ye out in the month of Abib.
5 Now when the Lord hath brought thee into the land of the Canaanites, and Hittites, and Amorites, and Hivites, and Jebusites (which he swear unto thy fathers, that he would give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey) then thou shalt keep this service in this month.
6 Seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, and the seventh day shall be the feast of the Lord.
7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days, and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, nor yet leaven be seen with thee in all thy quarters.
8 And thou shalt show thy son in that day, saying, This is done, because of that which the Lord did unto me, when I came out of Egypt.
9 And it shall be a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a remembrance between thine eyes, that the Law of the Lord may be in thy mouth: for by a strong hand the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.
10 Keep therefore this ordinance in his season appointed from year to year.
11 And when the Lord shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he swear unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,
12 Then thou shalt set apart unto the Lord all that first openeth the womb: also everything that first doth open the womb, and cometh forth of thy beast: the males shall be the Lord’s.
13 But every first foal of an ass, thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then thou shalt break his neck: likewise all the firstborn of man among thy sons shalt thou buy out.
14 And when thy son shall ask thee tomorrow, saying, What is this? Thou shalt then say unto him, With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
15 For when Pharaoh was hard hearted against our departing, the Lord then slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt: from the firstborn of man even to the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice unto the Lord all the males that first open the womb, but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.
16 And it shall be as a token upon thine hand, and as frontlets between thine eyes, that the Lord brought us out of Egypt by a mighty hand.
17 Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God carried them not by the way of the Philistines’ country, though it were nearer: (for God said, Lest the people repent when they see war, and turn again to Egypt)
18 But God made the people to go about by the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea: and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.
19 (And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had made the children of Israel swear, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall take my bones away hence with you)
20 So they took their journey from Succoth, and camped 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 them the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might go both by day and by night.
22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night from before the people.
Exodus Chapter 14
1 Then the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, that they return and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: about it shall ye camp by the sea.
3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are tangled in the land: the wilderness hath shut them in.
4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart that he shall follow after you: so I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host: the Egyptians also shall know that I am the Lord: and they did so.
5 Then it was told the king of Egypt, that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we this done, and have let Israel go out of our service?
6 And he made ready his chariots, and took his people with him,
7 And took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
8 (For the Lord had hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he followed after the children of Israel: but the children of Israel went out with an high hand)
9 And the Egyptians pursued after them, and all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen and his host overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lift up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them, and they were sore afraid: wherefore the children of Israel cried unto the Lord.
11 And they said unto Moses, Hast thou brought us to die in the wilderness, because there were no graves in Egypt? Wherefore hast thou served us thus, to carry us out of Egypt?
12 Did not we tell thee this thing in Egypt, saying, Let us be in rest, 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 Then Moses said to the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and behold the salvation of the Lord which he will show to you this day. For the Egyptians, whom ye have seen this day, ye shall never see them again.
14 The Lord shall fight for you: therefore hold you your peace.
15 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore cryest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward:
16 And lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the sea and divide it, and let the children of Israel go on dry ground thorough the midst of the sea.
17 And I, behold I will harden the heart of the Egyptians, that they may follow them, and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
18 Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 (And the Angel of God, which went before the host of Israel, removed and went behind them: also the pillar of the cloud went from before them, and stood behind them,
20 And came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel: it was both a cloud and darkness, yet gave it light by night, so that all the night long the one came not at the other)
21 And Moses stretched forth his hand upon the sea, and the Lord caused the sea to run back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land: for the waters were divided.
22 Then the children of Israel went through the midst of the sea upon the dry ground, and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left hand.
23 And the Egyptians pursued and went after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24 Now in the morning watch, when the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians, out of the fiery and cloudy pillar, he stroke the host of the Egyptians with fear.
25 For he took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them with much ado: so that the Egyptians every one said, I will flee from the face of Israel: for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
26 Then the Lord said to Moses, Stretch thine hand upon the sea, that the waters may return upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and upon their horsemen.
27 Then Moses stretched forth his hand upon the sea, and the sea returned to his force early in the morning, and the Egyptians fled against it: but the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
28 So the water returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them: there remained not one of them.
29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land thorough the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
30 Thus the Lord saved Israel the same day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea bank.
31 And Israel saw the mighty power, which the Lord showed upon the Egyptians: so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.
Exodus Chapter 15
1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and said in this manner, I will sing unto the Lord: for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and him that rode upon him hath he overthrown in the sea.
2 The Lord is my strength and praise, and he is become my salvation. He is my God, and I will prepare him a tabernacle. He is my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The Lord is a man of war, his name is Jehovah.
4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also were drowned in the Red Sea.
5 The depths have covered them, they sank to the bottom as a stone.
6 Thy right hand, Lord, is glorious in power: thy right hand, Lord, hath bruised the enemy.
7 And in thy great glory thou hast overthrown them that rose against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as the stubble.
8 And by the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered, the floods stood still as an heap, the depths congealed together in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake them, I will divide the spoil, my lust shall be satisfied upon them, I will draw my sword, mine hand shall destroy them.
10Thou blewest with thy wind, the sea covered them, they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the Gods! Who is like thee so glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, showing wonders!
12Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 Thou wilt by thy mercy carry this people, which thou deliverest: thou wilt bring them in thy strength unto thine holy habitation.
14 The people shall hear and be afraid: sorrow shall come upon the inhabitants of Palestina.
15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed, and trembling shall come upon the great men of Moab: all the inhabitants of Canaan shall wax faint hearted.
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them: because of the greatness of thine arm, they shall be still as a stone, till thy people pass, O Lord: till this people pass, which thou hast purchased.
17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, which is the place that thou hast prepared, O Lord, for to dwell in, even the sanctuary, O Lord, which thine hands shall establish.
18 The Lord shall reign forever and ever.
19 For Pharaoh’s horses went with his chariots and horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought the waters of the sea upon them: but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
20 And Miriam the prophetess, sister of Aaron took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women came out after her with timbrels and dances.
21 And Miriam answered the men, Sing ye unto the Lord: for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he overthrown in the sea.
22 Then 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 waters.
23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of the place was called Marah.
24 Then the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
25 And he cried unto the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were sweet: there he made them an ordinance and a law, and there he proved them,
26 And said, if thou wilt diligently hearken, O Israel, unto the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that, which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear unto his commandments, and keep all his ordinances, then will I put none of these diseases upon thee, which I brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve fountains of water, and seventy palm trees, and they camped there by the waters.
Exodus Chapter 16
1 Afterward all the Congregation of the children of Israel departed from Elim, and came to the wilderness of Sin, (which is between Elim and Sinai) 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 against Aaron in the wilderness.
3 For the children of Israel said to them, Oh that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, when we ate bread our bellies full: for ye have brought us out into this wilderness, to kill this whole company with famine.
4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will cause bread to rain from heaven to you, and the people shall go out, and gather that that is sufficient for every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law or no.
5 But the sixth day they shall prepare that, which they shall bring home, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
6 Then Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even ye shall know, that the Lord brought you out of the land of Egypt:
7 And in the morning ye shall see the glory of the Lord: for he hath heard your grudgings against the Lord: and what are we that ye have murmured against us?
8 Again Moses said, At even shall the Lord give you flesh to eat, and in the morning your fill of bread: for the Lord hath heard your murmurings, which ye murmur against him: for what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord.
9 And Moses said to Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Draw near before the Lord: for he hath heard your murmurings.
10 Now as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in a cloud.
11 (For the Lord had spoken unto Moses, saying,
12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: tell them therefore, and say, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread, and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God)
13 And so at even the quails came and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
14 And when the dew that was fallen was ascended, behold, a small round thing was upon the face of the wilderness, small as the hoar frost on the earth.
15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is MANNA, for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.
16 This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded: gather of it every man acc
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The Book Of Genesis
The 1560 Geneva Old Testament With The Spelling Modernized
Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
Genesis Chapter 1
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the waters.
3 Then God said, Let there be light: And there was light.
4 And God saw the light that it was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light, Day, and the darkness, he called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 Again God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters: and let it separate the waters from the waters.
7 Then God made the firmament, and parted the waters, which were under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 God said again, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear. and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land, Earth, and he called the gathering together of the waters, Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, Let the earth bud forth the bud of the herb, that seedeth seed, the fruitful tree, which beareth fruit according to his kind, which may have his seed in itself upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth the bud of the herb, that seedeth seed according to his kind, also the tree that yieldeth fruit, which hath his seed in itself according to his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth. and it was so.
16 God then made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the less light to rule the night: he made also the stars.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven, to shine upon the earth,
18 And to rule in the day, and in the night, and to separate the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 Afterward God said, Let the waters bring forth in abundance every creeping thing that hath life: and let the foul fly upon the earth in the open firmament of the heaven.
21 Then God created the great whales, and every thing living and moving, which the waters brought forth in abundance, according to their kind, and every feathered foul according to his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 Then God blessed them, saying, Bring forth fruit and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the foul multiply in the earth.
23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 Moreover God said, Let the earth bring forth the living thing according to his kind, cattle, and that which creepeth, and the beast of the earth, according to his kind. And it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth according to his kind, and the cattle according to his kind, and every creeping thing of the earth according to his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 Furthermore God said, Let us make man in our image according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the heaven, and over the beasts, and over all the earth, and over every thing that creepeth and moveth on the earth.
27 Thus God created the man in his image: in the image of God created he him: he created them male and female.
28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Bring forth fruit and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the heaven, and over every beast that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given unto you every herb bearing seed, which is upon all the earth, and every tree, wherein is the fruit of a tree bearing seed: that shall be to you for meat.
30 Likewise to every beast of the earth, and to every foul of the heaven, and to every thing that moveth upon the earth, which hath life in itself, every green herb shall be for meat. And it was so.
31 And God saw all that he had made, and lo, it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis Chapter 2
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 For in the seventh day God ended his work which he had made, and the seventh day he rested from all his work, which he had made.
3 So God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it, because that in it he had rested from all his work, which God had created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth, when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field, before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field, before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, neither was there a man to till the ground,
6 But a mist went up from the earth, and watered all the earth.
7 The Lord God also made the man of the dust of the ground, and breathed in his face breath of life, and the man was a living soul.
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had made.
9 (For out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree pleasant to the sight, and good for meat: the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and of evil.
10 And out of Eden went a river to water the garden, and from thence it was divided, and became into four heads.
11 The name of one is Pison: the same compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where is gold.
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is also bdellium, and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same compasseth the whole land of Cush.
14 The name also of the third river is Hiddekel: this goeth toward the east side of Assyria: and the fourth river is Perath)
15 Then the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden, that he might dress it and keep it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Thou shalt eat freely of every tree of the garden,
17 But as touching the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for when so ever thou eatest thereof, thou shalt die the death.
18 Also the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be himself alone. I will make him an help meet for him.
19 So the Lord God formed of the earth every beast of the field, and every foul of the heaven, and brought them unto the man to see how he would call them: for how so ever the man named the living creature, so was the name thereof.
20 The man therefore gave names unto all cattle, and to the foul of the heaven, and to every beast of the field: but for Adam found he not an help meet for him.
21 Therefore the Lord God caused an heavy sleep to fall upon the man, and whiles he slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.
22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man.
23 Then the man said, This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.
24 Therefore shall man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Genesis Chapter 3
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field, which the Lord God had made: and he said to the woman, Yea, hath God indeed said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden,
3 But of the fruit of the tree, which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, Ye shall not die at all,
5 But God doth know, that when ye shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 So the woman (seeing that the tree was good for meat, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to get knowledge) took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her, and he did eat.
7 Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches.
8 Afterward they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9 But the Lord God called to the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 Who said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and was afraid: because I was naked, therefore I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee, that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat in no case?
12 Then the man said, The woman which thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said to the woman, Why hast thou done this? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field: upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15 I will also put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed. He shall break thine head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly increase thy sorrows, and thy conceptions. In sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and thy desire shall be subject to thine husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 Also to Adam he said, Because thou hast obeyed the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, (whereof I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it) cursed is the earth for thy sake: in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
18 Thorns also, and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return to the earth: for out of it wast thou taken, because thou art dust, and to dust shalt thou return.
20 (And the man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living)
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life and eat and live forever,
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the earth, whence he was taken.
24 Thus he cast out man, and at the east side of the Garden of Eden he set the Cherubims, and the blade of a sword shaken, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Genesis Chapter 4
1 Afterward the man knew Eve his wife, which conceived and bear Cain, and said, I have obtained a man by the Lord.
2 And again she brought forth his brother Abel, and Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought an oblation unto the Lord of the fruit of the ground.
4 And Abel also himself brought of the first fruits of his sheep, and of the fat of them, and the Lord had respect unto Abel, and to his offering,
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had no regard: wherefore Cain was exceeding wroth, and his countenance fell down.
6 Then the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance cast down?
7 If thou do well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door: also unto thee his desire shall be subject, and thou shalt rule over him.
8 Then Cain spake to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9 Then the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? Who answered, I cannot tell. Am I my brother’s keeper?
10 Again he said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood cryeth unto me from the ground.
11 Now therefore thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thine hand.
12 When thou shalt till the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength: a vagabond and a renegade shalt thou be in the earth.
13 Then Cain said to the Lord, My punishment is greater, than I can bear.
14 Behold, thou hast cast me out this day from the earth, and from thy face shall I be hid, and shall be a vagabond, and a renegade in the earth, and whosoever findeth me, shall slay me.
15 Then the Lord said unto him, Doubtless whosoever slayeth Cain, he shall be punished seven fold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any man finding him should kill him.
16 Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod toward the east side of Eden.
17 Cain also knew his wife, which conceived and bear Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city by the name of his son, Enoch.
18 And to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad begat Mehujael, and Mehujael begat Methushael, and Methushael begat Lamech.
19 And Lamech took him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bear Jabal, who was the father of such as dwell in the tents, and of such as have cattle.
21 And his brother’s name was Jubal, who was the father of all that play on the harp and organs.
22 And Zillah also bear Tubal-cain, who wrought cunningly every craft of brass and of iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
23 Then Lamech said unto his wives Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech: hearken unto my speech: for I would slay a man in my wound, and a young man in mine hurt.
24 If Cain shall be avenged seven fold, truly Lamech, seventy times seven fold.
25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bear a son, and she called his name Seth: for God, said she, hath appointed me another seed for Abel, because Cain slew him.
26 And to the same Seth also there was born a son, and he called his name Enos. Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.
Genesis Chapter 5
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created Adam, in the likeness of God made he him,
2 Male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam in the day that they were created.
3 Now Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a child in his own likeness after his image, and called his name Seth.
4 And the days of Adam, after he had begotten Seth, were eight hundred years, and he begat sons and daughters.
5 So all the days that Adam lived, were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos.
7 And Seth lived, after he begat Enos, eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
8 So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
9 Also Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan.
10 And Enos lived, after he begat Cainan, eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
11 So all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
12 Likewise Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel.
13 And Cainan lived, after he begat Mahalaleel, eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
15 Mahalaleel also lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared.
16 Also Mahalaleel lived, after he begat Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
17 So all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and begat Enoch.
19 Then Jared lived, after he begat Enoch, eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
20 So all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
21 Also Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah.
22 And Enoch walked with God, after he begat Methuselah, three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years.
24 And Enoch walked with God, and he was no more seen: for God took him away.
25 Methuselah also lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.
26 And Methuselah lived, after he begat Lamech, seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters.
27 So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
28 Then Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son,
29 And called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and sorrow of our hands, as touching the earth, which the Lord hath cursed.
30 And Lamech lived, after he begat Noah, five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters.
31 So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred year old. And Noah begat Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Genesis Chapter 6
1 So when men began to be multiplied upon the earth, and there were daughters born unto them,
2 Then the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took them wives of all that they liked.
3 Therefore the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, because he is but flesh, and his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days: yea, and after that the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they had born them children, these were mighty men, which in old time were men of renown.
5 When the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and all the imaginations of the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually,
6 Then it repented the Lord that he had made man in the earth, and he was sorry in his heart.
7 Therefore the Lord said, I will destroy from the earth the man, whom I have created, from man to beast, to the creeping thing, and to the foul of the heaven: for I repent that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and upright man in his time: and walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God: for the earth was filled with cruelty.
12 Then God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupt his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, An end of all flesh is come before me: for the earth is filled with cruelty through them: and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of pine trees: thou shalt make cabins in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And thus shalt thou make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make in the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above, and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof: thou shalt make it with the low, second and third room.
17 And I, behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life under the heaven: all that is in the earth shall perish.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant, and thou shalt go into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
19 And of every living thing, of all flesh two of every sort shalt thou cause to come into the ark, to keep them alive with thee: they shall be male and female.
20 Of the fouls, after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, that thou mayest keep them alive.
21 And take thou with thee of all meat that is eaten: and thou shalt gather it to thee, that it may be meat for thee and for them.
22 Noah therefore did according unto all, that God commanded him: even so did he.
Genesis Chapter 7
1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Enter thou and all thine house into the Ark: for thee have I seen righteous before me in this age.
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: but of unclean beasts by couples, the male and his female.
3 Of the fouls also of the heaven by sevens, male and female, to keep seed alive upon the whole earth.
4 For seven days hence I will cause it rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights, and all the substance that I have made, will I destroy from off the earth.
5 Noah therefore did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.
6 And Noah was six hundred years old, when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 So Noah entered and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of the clean beasts, and of the unclean beasts, and of the fouls, and of all that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There came two and two unto Noah into the ark, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And so after seven days the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, in the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened,
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 In the self same day entered Noah with Shem, and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them into the ark.
14 They and every beast after his kind, and all cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth and moveth upon the earth after his kind, and every foul after his kind, even every bird of every feather.
15 For they came to Noah into the ark, two and two, of all flesh wherein is the breath of life.
16 And they entering in, came male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.
17 Then the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters were increased, and bear up the ark, which was lift up above the earth.
18 The waters also waxed strong, and were increased exceedingly upon the earth, and the ark went upon the waters.
19 The waters prevailed so exceedingly upon the earth, that all the high mountains, that are under the whole heaven, were covered.
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail, when the mountains were covered.
21 Then all flesh perished that moved upon the earth, both foul and cattle and beast, and every thing that creepeth and moveth upon the earth, and every man.
22 Everything in whose nostrils the spirit of life did breathe, whatsoever they were in the dry land, they died.
23 So he destroyed everything that was upon the earth, from man to beast, to the creeping thing, and to the foul of the heaven: they were even destroyed from the earth. And Noah only remained; and they that were with him in the ark.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Genesis Chapter 8
1 Now God remembered Noah and every beast, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: therefore God made a wind to pass upon the earth, and the waters ceased.
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped and the rain from heaven was restrained,
3 And the waters returned from above the earth, going and returning: and after the end of the hundred and fiftieth day the waters abated.
4 And in the seventh month, in the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters were going and decreasing until the tenth month: in the tenth month, and in the first day of the month were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 So after forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark, which he had made,
7 And sent forth a raven, which went out going forth and returning, until the waters were dried up upon the earth.
8 Again he sent a dove from him, that he might see if the waters were diminished from off the earth.
9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot: therefore she returned unto him into the ark (for the waters were upon the whole earth) and he put forth his hand, and took her, and took her to him into the ark.
10 And he abode yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.
11 And the dove came to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf that she had plucked: whereby Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 Notwithstanding he waited yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove, which returned not again unto him any more.
13 And in the six hundredth and one year, in the first day of the first month the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the upper part of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, in the seven and twentieth day of the month was the earth dry.
15 Then God spake to Noah, saying,
16 Go forth of the ark, thou and thy wife, and thy sons and thy sons’ wives with thee.
17 Bring forth with thee every beast that is with thee, of all flesh, both foul and cattle, and every thing that creepeth and moveth upon the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and bring forth fruit and increase upon the earth.
18 So Noah came forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him.
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every foul, all that moveth upon the earth after their kinds went out of the ark.
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took of every clean beast, and of every clean foul, and offered burnt offerings upon the altar.
21 And the Lord smelled a savor of rest, and the Lord said in his heart, I will henceforth curse the ground no more for man’s cause: for the imagination of man’s heart is evil, even from his youth: neither will I smite any more all things living, as I have done.
22 Hereafter seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease, so long as the earth remaineth.
Genesis Chapter 9
1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Bring forth fruit, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 Also the fear of you, and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every foul of the heaven, upon all that moveth on the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.
3 Everything that moveth and liveth, shall be meat for you: as the green herb, have I given you all things.
4 But flesh with the life thereof, I mean, with the blood thereof, shall ye not eat?
5 For surely I will require your blood, wherein your lives are: at the hand of every beast will I require it: and at the hand of man, even at the hand of a man’s brother will I require the life of man.
6 Whoso sheadeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God hath he made man.
7 But bring ye forth fruit and multiply: grow plentifully in the earth, and increase therein.
8 God spake also to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
9 Behold, I, even I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you,
10 And with every living creature that is with you, with the foul, with the cattle, and with every beast of the earth with you, from all that go out of the ark, unto every beast of the earth.
11 And my covenant will I establish with you, that from henceforth all flesh shall not be rooted out by the waters of the flood, neither shall there be a flood to destroy the earth any more.
12 Then God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you, and between every living thing, that is with you unto perpetual generations.
13 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
14 And when I shall cover the earth with a cloud, and the bow shall be seen in the cloud,
15 Then will I remember my covenant, which is between me and you, and between every living thing in all flesh, and there shall be no more waters of a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 Therefore the bow shall be in the cloud, that I may see it, and remember the everlasting covenant between God, and every living thing in all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 God said yet to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18 Now the sons of Noah going forth of the ark, were Shem and Ham and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah, and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 Noah also began to be an husbandman and planted a vineyard.
21 And he drunk of the wine and was drunken, and was uncovered in the midst of his tent.
22 And when Ham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, he told his two brethren without.
23 Then took Shem and Japheth a garment, and put it upon both their shoulders and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father with their faces backward: so they saw not their father’s nakedness.
24 Then Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him,
25 And said, Cursed be Canaan: a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 He said moreover, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.
27 God persuaded Japheth, that he may dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.
28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
Genesis Chapter 10
1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth: unto whom sons were born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer, Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 Also the sons of Javan, Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 Of these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands, every man after his tongue, and after their families in their nations.
6 Moreover, the sons of Ham were Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.
7 And the sons of Cush, Seba and Havilah, and Sabtech, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: also the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
8 And Cush begat Nimrod, who began to be mighty in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Wherefore it is said, As Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11 Out of that land came Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah:
12 Resen also between Nineveh and Calah: this is a great city.
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim.
14 Pathrusim also, and Casluhim (out of whom came the Philistims) and Caphtorims.
15 Also Canaan begat Zidon his first born, and Heth,
16 And Jebusi, and Emori, and Girgashi,
17 And Hivi, and Arki, and Sini,
18 And Arvadi, and Zemari, and Hamathi: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19 Then the border of the Canaanites was from Zidon, as thou comest to Gerar until Gaza, and as thou goest unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham according to their families, according to their tongues in their countries and in their nations.
21 Unto Shem also the father of all the sons of Eber, and elder brother of Japheth were children born.
22 The sons of Shem were Elam and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 And the sons of Aram, Uz and Hul, and Gether and Mash.
24 Also Arpachshad begat Shebah, and Shebah begat Eber.
25 Unto Eber also were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg: for in his days was the earth divided: and his brother’s name was Joktan.
26 Then Joktan begat Almodad and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
28 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.
30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.
31 These are the sons of Shem according to their families, according to their tongues, in their countries and nations.
32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations among their people: and out of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
Genesis Chapter 11
1Then the whole earth was of one language and one speech.
2 And as they went from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and there they abode.
3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn it in the fire. So they had brick for stone, and slime had they instead of mortar.
4 Also they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto the heaven, that we may get us a name, lest we be scattered upon the whole earth.
5 But the Lord came down, to see the city and tower, which the sons of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they all have one language, and this they begin to do, neither can they now be stopped from whatsoever they have imagined to do.
7 Come on, let us go down, and there confound their language, that every one perceive not another’s speech.
8 So the Lord scattered them from thence upon all the earth, and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore the name of it was called Babel, because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: from thence then did the Lord scatter them upon all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arpachshad two years after the flood.
11 And Shem lived, after he begat Arpachshad, five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
12 Also Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begat Shelah.
13 And Arpachshad lived, after he begat Shelah, four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 And Shelah lived thirty years, and begat Eber.
15 So Shelah lived, after he begat Eber, four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
16 Likewise Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg.
17 So Eber lived, after he begat Peleg, four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu.
19 And Peleg lived, after he begat Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
20 Also Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug.
21 So Reu lived, after he begat Serug, two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
22 Moreover Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor.
23 And Serug lived, after he begat Nahor, two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah.
25 So Nahor lived, after he begat Terah, an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
26 So Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and Haran begat Lot.
28 Then Haran died before Terah his father in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
29 So Abram and Nahor took them wives. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
30 But Sarai was barren, and had no child.
31 Then Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife: and they departed together from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan, and they came to Haran, and dwelt there.
32 So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.
Genesis Chapter 12
1 For the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house unto the land that I will show thee.
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing.
3 I will also bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, even as the Lord spake unto him, and Lot went with him. (And Abram was seventy and five year old, when he departed out of Haran)
5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they possessed, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran, and they departed, to go to the land of Canaan: and to the land of Canaan they came.
6 So Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, and unto the plain of Moreh (and the Canaanite was then in the land)
7 And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land. And there builded he an altar unto the Lord, which appeared unto him.
8 Afterward removing thence unto a mountain eastward from Beth-el, he pitched his tent having Beth-el on the west side, and Hai on the east: and there he built an altar unto the Lord, and called on the Name of the Lord.
9 Again Abram went forth going and journeying toward the south.
10 Then there came a famine in the land: therefore Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there: for there was a great famine in the land.
11 And when he drew near to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it will come to pass, that when the Egyptians see thee, they will say, She is his wife: so will they kill me, but they will keep thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, that thou art my sister, that I may fare well for thy sake, and that my life may be preserved by thee.
14 Now, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman: for she was very fair.
15 And the Princes of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her unto Pharaoh: so the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house:
16 Who entreated Abram well for her sake, and he had sheep, and beeves, and he asses, and menservants and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
17 But the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues, because of Sarai Abram’s wife.
18 Then Pharaoh called Abram, and said, Why hast thou done this unto me? Wherefore didst thou not tell me, that she was thy wife?
19 Why saidest thou, She is my sister, that I should take her to be my wife? Now therefore behold thy wife, take her and go thy way.
20 And Pharaoh gave men commandment concerning him: and they conveyed him forth, and his wife, and all that he had.
Genesis Chapter 13
1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him toward the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold.
3 And he went on his journey from the south toward Beth-el, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai,
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the Name of the Lord.
5 And Lot also, who went with Abram, had sheep, and cattle and tents,
6 So that the land could not bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 Also there was debate between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle, and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle. (and the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled at that time in the land.)
8 Then said Abram unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between thee and me, neither between mine herdsmen and thine herdsmen: for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? Depart I pray thee from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right: or if thou go to the right hand, then I will take the left.
10 So when Lot lifted up his eyes, he saw that all the plain of Jordan was watered everywhere: (for before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, it was as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou goest unto Zoar)
11 Then Lot chose unto him all the plain of Jordan, and took his Journey from the east: and they departed the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot abode in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent even to Sodom.
13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and exceeding sinners against the Lord.
14 Then the Lord said unto Abram, (after that Lot was departed from him) Lift up thine eyes now, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land, which thou seest, will I give unto thee and to thy seed forever?
16 And I will make thy seed, as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land, in the length thereof, and breadth thereof: for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelled in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and builded there an altar unto the Lord.
Genesis Chapter 14
1 And in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedor-laomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of the nations:
2 These men made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
3 All these joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the Salt Sea.
4 Twelve year were they subject to Chedor-laomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedor-laomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto the plain of Paran, which is by the wilderness.
7 And they returned and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelled in Hazezon-tamar.
8 Then went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar: and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim:
9 To wit, with Chedor-laomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar: four kings against five.
10 Now the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits, and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell there: and the residue fled to the mountain.
11 Then they took all the substance of Sodom and Gomorrah, and their victuals and went their way.
12 They took Lot also Abram’s brother’s son and his substance (for he dwelt at Sodom) and departed.
13 Then came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, which dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner, which were confederate with Abram.
14 When Abram heard that his brother was taken, he brought forth of them that were born and brought up in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
15 Then he, and his servants divided themselves against them by night, and smote them and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left side of Damascus,
16 And he recovered all the substance, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also and the people.
17 After that he returned from the slaughter of Chedor-laomer, and of the kings that were with him, came the king of Sodom forth to meet him in the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale.
18 And Melchi-zedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was a priest of the Most High God.
19 Therefore he blessed him, saying, Blessed art thou, Abram, of God Most High possessor of heaven and earth,
20 And blessed be the Most High God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thine hand. And Abram gave him tithe of all.
21 Then the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord the Most High God possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take of all that is thine, so much as a thread or shoe latchet, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich,
24 Save only that, which the young men have eaten, and the parts of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre: let them take their parts.
Genesis Chapter 15
1 After these things, the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am thy buckler, and thine exceeding great reward.
2 And Abram said, O Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of mine house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 Again Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: wherefore lo, a servant of mine house shall be mine heir.
4 Then behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, He shall not be thine heir, but one that shall come out of thine own bowels, he shall be thine heir.
5 Moreover he brought him forth and said, Look up now unto heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6 And Abram believed the Lord, and he counted that to him for righteousness.
7 Again he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8 And he said, O Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
9 Then he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, a turtle dove also and a pigeon.
10 So he took all these unto him, and divided them into the midst, and laid every piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
11 Then fouls fell on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
12 And when the sun went down, there fell an heavy sleep upon Abram: and lo, a very fearful darkness fell upon him.
13 Then he said to Abram, Know this of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land, that is not theirs, four hundred years, and shall serve them: and they shall entreat them evil.
14 Notwithstanding the nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 But thou shalt go unto thy fathers in peace, and shalt be buried in a good age.
16 And in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the wickedness of the Amorites is not yet full.
17 Also when the sun went down, there was a darkness: and behold, a smoking furnace, and a firebrand, which went between those pieces.
18 In that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 The Amorites also, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
Genesis Chapter 16
1 Now Sarai Abram’s wife bear him no children, and she had a maid an Egyptian, Hagar by name.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from child bearing. I pray thee go in unto my maid: it may be that I shall receive a child by her. And Abram obeyed the voice of Sarai.
3 Then Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelled ten year in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram for his wife.
4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her dame was despised in her eyes.
5 Then Sarai said to Abram, Thou doest me wrong. I have given my maid into thy bosom, and she seeth that she hath conceived, and I am despised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee.
6 Then Abram said to Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand: do with her as it pleaseth thee. Then Sarai dealt roughly with her: wherefore she fled from her.
7 But the Angel of the Lord found her beside a fountain of water in the wilderness by the fountain in the way to Shur,
8 And he said, Hagar Sarai’s maid, whence comest thou? And whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from my dame Sarai.
9 Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, Return to thy dame, and humble thyself under her hands.
10 Again the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will so greatly increase thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 Also the angel of the Lord said unto her, See, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael: for the Lord hath heard thy tribulation.
12 And he shall be a wild man: his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 Then she called the name of the Lord, that spake unto her, Thou God lookest on me: for she said, Have I not also here looked after him that seeth me?
14 Wherefore the well was called, Beerlahairoi. Lo, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
15 And Hagar bear Abram a son, and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bear, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was four score and six years old, when Hagar bear him Ishmael.
Genesis Chapter 17
1 When Abram was ninety year old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am God all sufficient. walk before me, and be thou upright,
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and I will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,
4 Behold, I make my covenant with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations,
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham: for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6 Also I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and will make nations of thee: yea, kings shall proceed of thee.
7 Moreover I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.
8 And I will give thee and thy seed after thee the land, wherein thou art a stranger, even all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.
9 Again God said unto Abraham, Thou also shalt keep my covenant, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you, and thy seed after thee, Let every man child among you be circumcised:
11 That is, ye shall circumcise the foreskin of your flesh, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.
12 And every man child of eight days old among you, shall be circumcised in your generations, as well he that is born in thine house, as he that is bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
13 He that is born in thine house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: so my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14 But the uncircumcised man child, in whose flesh the foreskin is not circumcised, even that person shall be cut off from his people, because he hath broken my covenant.
15 Afterward God said unto Abraham, Sarai thy wife shalt thou not call Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
16 And I will bless her, and will also give thee a son of her, yea, I will bless her and she shall be the mother of nations: kings also of people shall come of her.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him, that is an hundred year old? And shall Sarah that is ninety years old bear?
18 And Abraham said unto God, Oh, that Ishmael might live in thy sight.
19 Then God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed, and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20 And as concerning Ishmael, I have heard thee: lo, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make a great nation of him.
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee, the next year at this season.
22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
23 Then Abraham took Ishmael his son and all that were born in his house, and all that was bought with his money, that is, every man child among the men of Abraham’s house, and he circumcised the foreskin of their flesh in that self same day, as God had commanded him.
24 Abraham also himself was ninety year old and nine, when the foreskin of his flesh was circumcised.
25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen year old, when the foreskin of his flesh was circumcised.
26 The self same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son:
27 And all the men of his house, both born in his house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
Genesis Chapter 18
1 Again the Lord appeared unto him in the plain of Mamre, as he sat in his tent door about the heat of the day.
2 And he lift up his eyes, and looked: and lo, three men stood by him, and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the ground.
3 And he said, Lord, if I have now found favor in thy sight, go not, I pray thee, from thy servant.
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
5 And I will bring a morsel of bread, that you may comfort your hearts, afterward ye shall go your ways: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, Do even as thou hast said.
6 Then Abraham made haste into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready at once three measures of fine meal: knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran to the beasts, and took a tender and good calf, and gave it to the servant, who hasted to make it ready.
8 And he took butter and milk, and the calf, which he had prepared, and set before them, and stood himself by them under the tree, and they did eat.
9 Then they said to him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he answered, Behold, she is in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly come again unto thee according to the time of life: and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. and Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.
11 (Now Abraham and Sarah were old and stricken in age, and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women)
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old, and my lord also, shall I have lust?
13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah thus laugh, saying, Shall I certainly bear a child, which am old?
14 (Shall anything be hard to the Lord? At the time appointed will I return unto thee, even according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.)
15 But Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not: for she was afraid. And he said, It is not so: for thou laughedst.
16 Afterward the men did rise up from thence and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do,
18 Seeing that Abraham shall be indeed a great and a mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him that he will command his sons and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that he hath spoken unto him.
20 Then the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is exceeding grievous,
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to that cry which is come unto me: and if not, that I may know.
22 And the men turned thence and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.
23 Then Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24 If there be fifty righteous within the city, wilt thou destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
25 Be it far from thee from doing this thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be even as the wicked, be it far from thee. Shall not the judge of all the world do right?
26 And the Lord answered, If I shall find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then will I spare all the place for their sakes.
27 Then Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have begun to speak unto my Lord, and I am but dust and ashes.
28 If there shall lack five of fifty righteous, wilt thou destroy all the city for five? And he said, If I find there five and forty, I will not destroy it.
29 And he yet spake to him again, and said, What if there shall be found forty there? Then he answered, I will not do it for forty’s sake.
30 Again he said, Let not my Lord now be angry, that I speak, What if thirty be found there? Then he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 Moreover he said, Behold, now I have begun to speak unto my Lord, What if twenty be found there? And he answered, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.
32 Then he said, Let not my Lord be now angry, and I will speak but this once, What if ten be found there? And he answered, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.
33 And the Lord went his way when he had left communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned unto his place.
Genesis Chapter 19
1 And in the evening there came two angels to Sodom: and Lot sat at the gate of Sodom, and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face to the ground.
2 And he said, See my Lords, I pray you turn in now into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go your ways. Who said, Nay, but we will abide in the street all night.
3 Then he pressed upon them earnestly, and they turned in to him, and came to his house, and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they went to bed, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom compassed the house round about from the young to the old, all the people from all quarters.
5 Who crying unto Lot said to him, Where are the men, which came to thee this night? Bring them out unto us that we may know them.
6 Then Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters, which have not known man: them will I bring out now unto you, and do to them as seemeth you good: only unto these men do nothing: for therefore are they come under the shadow of my roof.
9 Then they said, Away hence, and they said, He is come alone as a stranger, and shall he judge and rule? We will now deal worse with thee than with them. So they pressed sore upon Lot himself, and came to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand and pulled Lot into the house to them and shut to the door.
11 Then they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness both small and great, so that they were weary in seeking the door.
12 Then the men said unto Lot, Whom hast thou yet here? Either son in law, or thy sons, or thy daughters, or whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring it out of this place.
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is great before the Lord, and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
14 Then Lot went out and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Arise, get you out of this place: for the Lord will destroy the city: but he seemed to his sons in law as though he had mocked.
15 And when the morning arose, the angels hasted Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife and thy two daughters which are here, lest thou be destroyed in the punishment of the city.
16 And as he prolonged the time, the men caught both him and his wife, and his two daughters by the hands (the Lord being merciful unto him) and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
17 And when they had brought them out, the angel said, Escape for thy life: look not behind thee, neither tarry thou in all the plain escape into the mountain, lest thou be destroyed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Not so, I pray thee, my Lord.
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast showed unto me in saving my life: and I cannot escape in the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die.
20 See now this city hereby to flee unto, which is a little one: Oh let me escape thither: is it not a little one, and my soul shall live?
21 Then he said unto him, Behold, I have received thy request also concerning this thing, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, save thee there: for I can do nothing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun did rise upon the earth, when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone, and fire from the Lord out of heaven,
25 And overthrew those cities and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities; and that that grew upon the earth.
26 Now his wife behind him looked back, and was turned into a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham rising up early in the morning went to the place, where he had stand before the Lord, and looking toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the plain:
28 Behold, he saw the smoke of the land mounting up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 But yet when God destroyed the cities of the plain, God thought upon Abraham, and sent Lot out from the midst of the destruction, when he overthrew the cities, wherein Lot dwelled.
30 Then Lot went up from Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain with his two daughters: for he feared to tarry in Zoar, but dwelt in a cave, he, and his two daughters.
31 And the elder said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth.
32 Come, we will make our father drink wine, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
33 So they made their father drink wine that night, and the elder went and lay with her father: but he perceived not, neither when she lay down, neither when she rose up.
34 And on the morrow the elder said to the younger, Behold, yester night lay I with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also, and go thou and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger arose, and lay with him, but he perceived not, when she lay down, neither when she rose up.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the elder bear a son, and she called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
38 And the younger bear a son also, and she called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the Ammonites unto this day.
Genesis Chapter 20
1 Afterward Abraham departed thence toward the south country and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. Then Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but dead, because of the woman, which thou hast taken: for she is a man’s wife.
4 (Notwithstanding Abimelech had not yet come near her) And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay even the righteous nation?
5 Said not he unto me, She is my sister? Yea, and she herself said, He is my brother: with an upright mind, and innocent hands have I done this.
6 And God said unto him by a dream, I know that thou didst this even with an upright mind, and I kept thee also that thou shouldest not sin against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
7 Now then deliver the man his wife again: for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee that thou mayest live: but if thou deliver her not again, be sure that thou shalt die the death, thou, and all that thou hast.
8 Then Abimelech rising up early in the morning, called all his servants, and told all these things unto them, and
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:34:45 PM
We all ready gave you The First Book;
Genesis and Genesis with foot notes.
Exodus with foot notes:Exodus_F.PDF
Leviticus with foot notes:Leviticus_F.PDF
Numbers with foot notes:Numbers_F.PDF
Deuteronomy with foot notes:Deuteronomy_F.PDF
THESE FIVE BOOK OF MOSES ARE YOUR BIBLE STUDY AND READING:
You should make a fold called "Geneva Holy Bible" And put them in it!
When were done you will have the Complete "Geneva Holy Bible"!
After that We will restore the "sacred Names" to the "Geneva Holy Bible"!
This Bible Study will take a while so study carefully and ask the Holy spirit to open your eyes and
in lighten you to YAHWEHs HOLY WORD!!!
GENEVA BIBLE 1599
9 Two are better than one, for they have better wages for their labor.
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow, but woe unto him that is alone, for he falleth, and there is not a second to lift him up.
11 Also if two sleep together, then shall they have heat, but to one how should there be heat?
12 And if one overcome him, two shall stand against him; and a threefold cord is not easily broken.
13 Better is a poor and wise child, than an old and foolish King, which will no more be admonished.
14 For out of the prison he cometh forth to reign, when as he that is born in his kingdom, is made poor.
15 I beheld all the living, which walk under the sun, with the second child, which shall stand up in his place.
16 There is none end of all the people, nor of all that were before them, and they that come after, shall not rejoice in him, surely this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
17 Take heed to thy foot when thou enterest into the House of God, and be more near to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools; for they know not that they do evil.
1599 Geneva Bible
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
YAHWEH LOVES ALL!!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:56:51 PM
Genesis with Foot notes:Genesis_F.pdf
The Geneva Bible:
The Forgotten Translation
When Mary Tudor (Bloody Mary) became queen of England in 1553, she was determined to roll back the Reformation and reinstate Roman Catholicism. Mary had strong ties to Catholic Spain. She married Philip II of Spain and induced the English Parliament to recognize the authority of papal Rome. Mary met with a great deal of resistance from Protestant reformers in her own country. Mary showed no signs of compromise. The persecution of Protestants followed.
The era known as the Marian Exile drove hundreds of English scholars to the Continent with little hope of ever seeing their home and friends again. God used this exodus experience to advance the Reformation. A number of English Protestant divines settled in Calvin's Geneva: Miles Coverdale, John Foxe, Thomas Sampson, and William Whittingham. With the protection of the Genevan civil authorities and the support of John Calvin and the Scottish Reformer John Knox, the Church of Geneva determined to produce an English Bible without the need for the imprimatur of either England or Rome - the Geneva Bible.
Translation Work Begins In 1557
The Geneva translators produced a revised New Testament in English in 1557 that was essentially a revision of Tyndale's revised and corrected 1534 edition. Much of the work was done by William Whittingham, the brother-in-law of John Calvin. The Geneva New Testament was barely off the press when work began on a revision of the entire Bible, a process that took more than two years. The new translation was checked with Theodore Beza's earlier work and the Greek text. In 1560 a complete revised Bible was published, translated according to the Hebrew and Greek, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages, and dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I. After the death of Mary, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, once again moving England toward Protestantism. The Geneva Bible was finally printed in England in 1575 only after the death of Archbishop Matthew Parker, editor of the Bishop's Bible.
England's Most Popular Bible
While other English translations failed to capture the hearts of the reading public, the Geneva Bible was instantly popular. Between 1560 and 1644 at least 144 editions appeared. For forty years after the publication of the King James Bible, the Geneva Bible continued to be the Bible of the home. Oliver Cromwell used extracts from the Geneva Bible for his Soldier's Pocket Bible which he issued to the army.
A THREAT TO KING JAMES
In 1620 the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth with their Bibles and a conviction derived from those Bibles of establishing a new nation. The Bible was not the King James Version. When James I became king of England in 1603, there were two translations of the Bible in use; the Geneva Bible was the most popular, and the Bishops' Bible was used for reading in churches.
King James disapproved of the Geneva Bible because of its Calvinistic leanings. He also frowned on what he considered to be seditious marginal notes on key political texts. A marginal note for Exodus 1:9 indicated that the Hebrew midwives were correct in disobeying the Egyptian king's orders, and a note for 2 Chronicles 15:16 said that King Asa should have had his mother executed and not merely deposed for the crime of worshipping an idol. The King James Version of the Bible grew out of the king's distaste for these brief but potent doctrinal commentaries. He considered the marginal notes to be a political threat to his kingdom.
At a conference at Hampton Court in 1604 with bishops and theologians, the king listened to a suggestion by the Puritan scholar John Reynolds that a new translation of the Bible was needed. Because of his distaste for the Geneva Bible, James was eager for a new translation. "I profess," he said, "I could never yet see a Bible well translated in English; but I think that, of all, that of Geneva is the worst."
A THREAT TO ROME
In addition to being a threat to the king of England, the Geneva Bible was outspokenly anti-Roman Catholic, as one might expect. Rome was still persecuting Protestants in the sixteenth century. Keep in mind that the English translators were exiles from a nation that was returning to the Catholic faith under a queen who was burning Protestants at the stake. The anti-Roman Catholic sentiment is most evident in the Book of Revelation: "The beast that cometh out of the bottomless pit (Rev. 11:7) is the Pope, which hath his power out of hell and cometh thence." In the end, the Geneva Bible was replaced by the King James Version, but not before it helped to settle America.
Back in Geneva
Calvin knew that the job of reforming a city seemingly bent on destruction would not be easy. "There is no place in the world that I fear more," he confessed. Immorality was at an all-time high, with gambling, street brawls, drunkenness, adultery, and public indecency common everywhere. But not all was dark. When he arrived on September 13, 1541, a change had come over the city. The people actually wanted him to return. The city officials bestowed honors on him and apologized for the way he had been treated. The Council members assured Calvin that they would cooperate with him to restore the Gospel and moral order. The businessmen were equally relieved to learn that Calvin might return. Calvin was overwhelmed by the outward display of affection and decided to return to Geneva. On September 16th he wrote to Farel: "Your wish is granted. I am held fast here. May God give His blessing."
Calvin continued his work of reformation, not by a heavy-handed use of the civil magistrate, but with the preaching of God's Word and the building of the Church. Church government was lacking, not only in Geneva, but all over Protestant Europe. Calvin understood that only the Church, not the State, could define orthodox theology and bring about true long-term reform. According to the Bible, the State and the Church were jurisdictionally separate. Each had its God-ordained area of jurisdiction and authority - one civil (the State) and one ecclesiastical (the Church). Even so, Calvin insisted, both Church and State were ordained by God and obligated to follow His laws as they applied to their specific appointed jurisdictions.
Calvin's view that God reigns everywhere and over all things led him to develop the biblical idea that man can serve God in every area of life - church, civil government, education, art, music, business, law, journalism. There was no need to be a priest, a monk, or a nun to get closer to God. God is glorified in everyday work and family life. Calvin's teaching led directly to what has become known as the "Protestant work ethic." Individual initiative leads to economic productivity as Christians work out their faith in their callings before God.
Stricken with tuberculosis, Calvin preached his last sermon on February 6, 1564. Although bedridden until his death on May 27, 1564, Calvin continued to work, extending his legacy in the lives of those who sat under his teaching.
Thanks to the Institutes of the Christian Religion, his printed sermons, the Academy, his commentaries on nearly every book of the Bible (except the Song of Solomon and the Book of Revelation), and his pattern of Church and Civil government, Calvin shaped the thought and motivated the ideals of Protestantism in France, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungry, Scotland, and the English Puritans; many of whom settled in America. The great American historian George Bancroft stated, "He that will not honor the memory, and respect the influence of Calvin, knows but little of the origin of American liberty." The famous German historian, Leopold von Ranke, wrote, "John Calvin was the virtual founder of America." John Adams, the second president of the United States, wrote: "Let not Geneva be forgotten or despised. Religious liberty owes it most respect.
Thursday, August 26, 2010 5:01:42 AM
Today's reading in the King James Version (KJV):
1 Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why [then] doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities?
2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the LORD.
3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, [and] his priests and his princes together.
4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, [saying], Who shall come unto me?
5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth.
6 And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the LORD.
7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; [Is] wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time [that] I will visit him.
9 If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave [some] gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough.
10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he [is] not.
11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve [them] alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
12 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment [was] not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and [art] thou he [that] shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink [of it].
13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
14 I have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, [saying], Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
15 For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, [and] despised among men.
16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, [and] the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.
17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.
18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour [cities] thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.
19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who [is] a chosen [man, that] I may appoint over her? for who [is] like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who [is] that shepherd that will stand before me?
20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.
21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.
22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; [there is] sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
24 Damascus is waxed feeble, [and] turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on [her]: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!
26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.
27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.
28 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east.
29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear [is] on every side.
30 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.
31 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, [which] dwell alone.
32 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them [that are] in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.
33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, [and] a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor [any] son of man dwell in it.
34 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, [even] my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:
38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.
39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, [that] I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.
1 The word that the LORD spake against Babylon [and] against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.
2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, [and] conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
4 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, [saying], Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant [that] shall not be forgotten.
6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away [on] the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.
8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.
9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows [shall be] as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD.
11 Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;
12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations [shall be] a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD.
15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it [is] the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.
16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
17 Israel [is] a scattered sheep; the lions have driven [him] away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.
20 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and [there shall be] none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, [even] against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.
22 A sound of battle [is] in the land, and of great destruction.
23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.
25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this [is] the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.
27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.
29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.
31 Behold, I [am] against thee, [O thou] most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time [that] I will visit thee.
32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
33 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah [were] oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
34 Their Redeemer [is] strong; the LORD of hosts [is] his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
35 A sword [is] upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise [men].
36 A sword [is] upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword [is] upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
37 A sword [is] upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that [are] in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword [is] upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
38 A drought [is] upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it [is] the land of graven images, and they are mad upon [their] idols.
39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell [there], and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour [cities] thereof, saith the LORD; [so] shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they [are] cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, [every one] put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.
44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who [is] a chosen [man, that] I may appoint over her? for who [is] like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who [is] that shepherd that will stand before me?
45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make [their] habitation desolate with them.
46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:24:51 AM
The Captain of the Lord’s Army (Joshua 5:13-15)
Joshua chapter 5 describes the consecration of the people of Israel in preparation for the great task that lay before them. As such, it stands as a bridge between the crossing of the Jordan and the beginning of the military campaigns to subjugate the inhabitants of the Land. For many, however, especially to those trained in military tactics, this chapter may seem like an enigma, at least from man’s point of view. And of course, that’s precisely the issue here. God’s ways are infinitely higher than our ways. From all appearances now was the time to attack the enemy. The people of Israel were filled with the excitement and motivation of having miraculously crossed the Jordan on dry ground. Further, they apparently knew the enemy was in disarray from the standpoint of their morale (5:1); surely, it was time to strike. Many of the military leaders under Joshua’s command may have been thinking or even saying, “For goodness sake, let’s not wait. Let’s go! Now is the logical time and the enemy is ripe for the taking!”
But in God’s economy and plan there are spiritual values, priorities, and principles that are far more vital and fundamental to victory or our capacity to attack and demolish the fortresses that the world has raised up against the knowledge and plan of God (2 Cor. 10:4-5). Looking at conditions from our perspective of deadlines, feeling the pressure to perform and accomplish things to please people and sometimes our own egos, we are too often in a hurry to get the show on the road. But to be victorious or successful from God’s standpoint, certain things are essential if we are going to attack the various fortresses of life in His strength and according to His principles. Perhaps, a letter written by an Englishman during World War II may illustrate the point:
As one man, the whole nation has handed over all its resources to the Government. We have invested the Cabinet with the right to conscript any of us for any task, to take our goods, our money, our all. Never have rich men set such little store by their wealth; never have we been so ready to lay down life itself, if only our cause may triumph.1
Before Israel was ready to face the enemy, they too needed a similar preparation of heart and willingness to submit to God’s directions that they might also experience His power. To ensure that, God took them through several events to instruct and prepare them for battle. Chapter 5 falls into five instructive sections with each one being fundamental to victory. These include:
(1) A statement regarding the morale of the inhabitants of the land (5:1). Essential to spiritual victory is our understanding that in Christ, all the enemies we face are in essence defeated foes (cf. Rom. 6; Col. 2:1-15; Heb. 2:14).
(2) The renewal of the rite of circumcision (5:2-9). As a sign of God’s covenant with Abraham, circumcision stood for Israel’s faith in God’s promises which included the possession of the land as their inheritance. It was an act of faith and spiritual preparation.
(3) The observance of the Passover (5:10). By partaking of the Passover, Israel was to relive their deliverance out of Egypt by the blood of the Lamb, but as with circumcision, this too was related to the land. As observing the Passover in Egypt protected them from the destroying angel, it also assured them of two more things: (a) that just as crossing the Red Sea would be followed by the destruction of the Egyptians, (b) so likewise the crossing of the Jordan would be followed by the defeat of the Canaanites. Remembering the past became an excellent preparation of faith for the tests of the future.
(4) Eating of the produce of the land with the ceasing of the manna (5:11-12). Observing the Passover stood for God’s deliverance out of Egypt and from judgment of the destroying angel, but for God’s covenant people, deliverance from Egypt included the promise they would inherit the land, a land of abundance, a land of wheat, barley, fig trees, olive oil and honey (cf. Deut. 8:8-9). It spoke of their new beginning, of their new life as the people of God delivered from judgment and rock solid in the place of blessing. May I repeat the principle: the Passover not only looked back, but it looked forward to their new life in the land enjoying its abundant blessings by the power of God, and so eating of the produce was an act of confirmation of God’s abundant blessing.
(5) Joshua’s encounter with the Captain of the hosts of the Lord (5:13-15). This becomes the last key event of preparation. But why this encounter?
With everything apparently now prepared for the conquest of the land, the next scene opens with Joshua, God’s appointed commander of Israel, not in the camp of Israel at Gilgal, but by the city of Jericho. What do you suppose Joshua was doing there? He was surely about the Lord’s work and gathering information about the city and its fortifications in preparation to launch his attack. He was naturally concerned about several things. First of all, he needed a plan of action. Just how would they go about attacking Jericho, probably the best fortified city of Canaan? Besieging a city like Jericho was something for which they had little or no experience. Further, they undoubtedly lacked equipment like battering rams, catapults, scaling ladders or moving towers. All they had were swords, arrows, slings, and spears which naturally would seem totally inadequate for the task before them. So how would Joshua prepare his army and how should they go about taking the city? He must have felt like the weight of the world was pressing down on his shoulders.
Can we fault Joshua for being at Jericho and surveying the situation? Absolutely not. In fact, another great leader, Nehemiah, did the same when faced with the fallen condition of the walls of Jerusalem. But nevertheless, Joshua needed an encounter with the God he served that he might grasp afresh an important truth, one that was equally vital as part of his preparation for victory by the power of God. As all of God’s saints tend to get their eyes on the enormous tasks facing them at times, something was missing in Joshua’s perspective or mindset as he looked over the city of Jericho. Perhaps he simply needed to be reminded of some very important truth for both clarification and encouragement.
Suddenly, while surveying the situation, Joshua was confronted with a man standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand.
Joshua 5:13a. Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, . . .
The Man’s Position
With Joshua’s mind engrossed in his concerns about the task before him and feeling the weight of the responsibility on his shoulders, he looks up and there stands a man with sword drawn. What kind of picture does this bring to mind and what does it mean? Standing with any weapon drawn is a military position of one who either stands guard or who stands ready to go against a foe defensively or offensively. Standing with sword drawn suggested he was there to fight either against, or with, or for Israel.
The Man’s Identity
Verse 14 will tell us that this man came as the “captain of the hosts of the Lord,” the commander of the Lord’s army. Joshua’s response in verse 14b and the statement of the captain in verse 15 show this was a theophany, or better, based on the truth of John 1:1-18, it was a Christophany. A Christophany is a manifestation of the preincarnate Christ, who, as the Logos, is the one who reveals God. If only a man or an angel, he would certainly have repelled Joshua’s worshipful response (vs. 14). Compare the response of Paul in Acts 14:8-20 to those who wanted to make them into gods and the response of the angel to John in Revelation 19:10.
Here then, the preincarnate Christ appears to Joshua to teach, guard, and reinforce certain vital truths for God’s people and especially for those in positions of leadership, which really includes all believers to some degree.
. . . and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?”
This was a natural response to a man with his sword drawn and it expressed Joshua’s concern as well as his courage. No one from the army of Israel should have been there for evidently no orders had been given for anyone to leave the camp. So who was this stranger who suddenly appeared out of nowhere? Surely, Joshua thought, “Since he is not one of ours, could he be the enemy, or perhaps someone who has come to help us?”
But in view of the answer given to Joshua, Joshua’s question reveals a typical mindset that poses a threat and a hindrance to our effectiveness in the service of the Savior. What then is that mindset? We tend to see the battles we face as our battles and the forces we face as forces marshaled against us and our individual causes, concerns, agendas, and even our theological beliefs or positions on doctrine. And in a sense, that is true, if we are truly standing in the cause of Christ. But there is another sense in which that is simply not true, and that is the issue here.
The Answer Given to Joshua
And he said, “No, rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.”
The answer comes in two parts. The first part of the answer is seen in a flat negation of either one of Joshua’s options. The first answer is simply a flat “neither.” Why didn’t he say, “I am here for you and for Israel”? But in essence, the man with the drawn sword said, “Neither; I am not here to take sides, yours or that of anyone else.”
The second part of the answer gives the reason. In other words, “I am here, not to take sides, but to take over and take charge as Commander of the Lord’s army.”
This is so important and lays down two principles that are foundational for all of life and our warfare against the forces of the world and Satan. Now, there is no question that the Lord was there with the armies of heaven to secure Jericho and this so God’s people could possess their God-given inheritance, the Land, yet a certain perspective was vital for true success.
The first principle: It was not for Joshua to claim God’s allegiance for his cause no matter how right and holy it might be. Rather, the need was for Joshua to acknowledge God’s claim over Joshua for God’s purposes. We tend to approach our battles and causes backwards; we turn things all around and try to marshal God to support us rather than to submit and follow Him. Certainly, the battle was a joint venture, God and the people of Israel under Joshua’s leadership as appointed by the Lord (1:1-9). But Joshua, as with all of us in the army of the King, must be following the Lord, submitting to His authority, taking our orders from Him, and resting the battle in His hands because we realize it is really His battle as the Supreme Commander. There seems to be no question that Joshua understood this as evidenced by his question, “What has my Lord to say to his servant?” Here he was asking the Lord for orders and it was surely then that he received the directions for taking Jericho.
The second principle: As the one who had come to take charge, the Lord was also reminding Joshua (and us) of both God’s personal presence and His powerful provision, the provision of His vast hosts. The promise of God’s personal presence always carries with it the assurance of God’s personal care. Likewise, the promise of His powerful provision always carries with it the promise of His infinite supply and power no matter how impossible the problem may appear to us. So there was more, infinitely more, than Joshua’s army. There was Joshua and his army, but there was also the myriads of God’s angelic forces who always stand ready to do God’s bidding and to serve the saints. Three other passages can serve as helpful examples that we might grasp the issue here and its significance to our daily walk.
(1) First, compare 2 Kings 6:8-17. When Elisha was at Dothan with his young servant, he found himself surrounded by the army of Ben-Hadad, who, during the night had marched out and surrounded the city of Dothan. The next morning, when Elisha’s servant went out to draw water, he saw the vast army surrounding the city. Being fearful and greatly distressed, he cried out to Elisha, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” Elisha responded, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elisha then prayed a very interesting prayer. He said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” We then read that “the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” They were not alone. With them to fight for them was a host of God’s angelic forces who soon struck the armies of the king of Syria with blindness.
(2) A second example is found for us in Matthew 26:52-53. With the disciples still reluctant and perplexed over the fact Christ must go to the cross, Peter drew his sword and struck the high priest’s slave cutting off his ear. Jesus replied, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?”
(3) A final example of God’s angelic armies and their ministry to God’s people is seen in Hebrews 1:14, which reads, “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?”
In this, we see the second reason for the Commander’s description of himself as “the Captain of the Lord’s hosts.” He was assuring Joshua of God’s provision through His mighty angelic armies or His heavenly legions.
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”
How we each need this response—the response of worship and submission. Joshua quickly got the picture. He had been thinking of a conflict between the Israelites and the Cannanite armies. Perhaps he had been thinking of this as his war. Certainly he felt the load of responsibility on his shoulders. But after being confronted by the divine Commander, he was reminded of a truth he had heard Moses declare many years earlier when they stood on the banks of the Red Sea. There he had heard Moses say, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Ex. 14:13b). Joshua learned afresh the truth that David too had learned and would later declare when facing Goliath, “the battle is the Lord’s” (cf. 1 Sam. 17:47).
But that’s not all. As an outworking of his worship and submission, we also see Joshua’s inquiry, the inquiry of a servant looking to his Commander for direction with his words, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”
Do you remember Paul’s response on the Damascus road, when he came to realize it was the glorified Lord who was speaking to him? He quickly answered, “What shall I do Lord?” (Acts. 28:10).
What a comfort and how encouraging to know that we never have to bear our burdens alone or face our enemies alone. Joshua was to know that the battles ahead and the entire conquest of Canaan was really God’s conflict. What is our part? We are soldiers in His army, His servants for whom He abundantly supplies the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18).
While Dr. C.I. Scofield was pastor of the First Congregational Church of Dallas, there came a time when the burdens of the ministry seemed heavier than he could bear. All but crushed by the weight of the frustrations and problems of the work, he knelt one day in his office. In deep agony of spirit, he opened the Scriptures, looking for some message of comfort and strength. Led by the Spirit to the closing verses of Joshua 5, he saw at once that he was trying to carry the responsibilities alone. That day he turned his ministry over to the Lord, assured that it was His work and that He could accomplish it. In accepting God’s leadership, Dr. Scofield allied himself with God’s power.2
Surely, these verses drive home the truth of Christ’s preeminence and lordship. He is the head of the church, indeed, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
The passage also reminds us that God is not present to fight our battles or help in our causes or jump to our rescue when we get in trouble as though He were a genie in a bottle. Instead, it reminds us that the battle is His and that our role is that of soldier/servant. We are here to serve Him, to do His will, to follow Him and depend on Him completely.
The Commander’s Final Revelation
And the captain of the Lord’s host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.
In these last words of the Captain, there is a command, “Remove your sandals,” and an explanation, “for the place where you are standing is holy.”
Removing the sandals was a sign of servanthood and a sign of respect and submission. And the declaration of this place of encounter and revelation as holy ground calls attention to the special import of what Joshua had just learned and experienced.
God is not only the Holy One in our redemption through the provision of the suffering Savior, but He is the Holy One in our warfare through the Victorious Savior. We can only enter into the battle so that we experience God’s deliverance when we remove our sandals and submit to His authority and His presence and power.
Here we see that the warfare of the Christian is a holy calling, but also a divine undertaking accomplished in those who humble themselves under the mighty hand of God.
1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.
In this passage, Joshua had an encounter with the living Logos, the very revelation of God. It was an encounter that lifted a great burden from his shoulders. The experience mentioned previously of Dr. Scofield illustrates the same truth through this very passage. May we all see how this illustrates how much we each need to be in the Word with a listening ear so God can teach us the things we need to hear.
Joshua, standing and perhaps also walking about the city of Jericho studying what lay before him and weighed down with the burden of his responsibility, is so very much like us today! We see the things we believe God has called us to do, but we are so prone to activity and running ahead more than we are to worship and inquiry from the Lord. Is our lifestyle such that it sends us out into battle mindful of the Lord and who He is to our every move, mindful of those principles of His Word that must guide our every thought and step and fortify us with the comfort of God?
Pastor Werlein,POBox 1003,Eau Claire,WI 54702 USA
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:19:14 AM
Matthew 8:5 “Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 8:6 saying, Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.
8:7 And Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.
8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.
8:9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.
8:10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”
The story of the believing centurion is probably the best example of great faith in the New Testament. Jesus was so impressed with the centurion’s faith, he remarked that he had not found such great faith in Israel — the entire Jewish nation. One might think that such faith should have emerged from one of the religious leaders of the day, such as the Scribes or Pharisees, most of whom had been students of the scriptures from their early youth. But this man was not even a Jew, but a gentile. To make matters more unique, he was a soldier in the Roman army, whose military occupation of Palestine was viewed with disdain by most Jews.
Ironic as it may seem, it isn’t always the religious leaders, ministers, or theologians who aspire toward spiritual things. Often, it is the unsuspecting layman, the housewife, the farmer, the soldier or other humble, common people who demonstrate great faith in God. We must never lose sight that the Gospel is a simple message which has no respect of persons, nor requires any special credentials to believe it. The legacy of the centurion is recorded without benefit of his name, but the title of his rank tells us that he was an officer with authority over 100 men. He was probably already a believer when he approached Jesus, seeing that he expressed such unusual comprehension of Christ’s authority and identity (Matt. 8:8-9).
Note that at no time did the centurion actually ask Jesus to heal the servant. He came to the Lord with a somber report of his servant’s suffering, but stopped short of making any request for healing. Apparently he was trying to assess the Lord’s will in the matter, awaiting his response to the crisis at hand. Perhaps he was hesitant of how Jesus would respond to the request of a non-Jew, especially since he was a soldier in the unpopular Roman army. Or maybe he wondered whether Jesus would even consider taking the time to help a mere servant.
Without hesitation, Jesus voluntarily offered to the centurion, “I will come and heal him” (Matt. 8:7). There was no more question whether it was the Lord’s will to heal the servant. Not only was Jesus willing, but by his own suggestion, was ready to go out of his way to the centurion’s home to perform the healing. What encouragement this must have been, to sense Jesus’ compassion, to witness His eagerness to bring relief and healing to a poor sick soul of low estate.
The centurion’s humble, confident response to all this was most remarkable. In essence he said, “Lord, I’m unworthy to have you as a guest in my home, but because I am a man with authority and am acquainted with giving orders to others, I understand your authority, and know that all you have to do is speak your word and my servant will be healed” (Matt. 8:5-10).
From the account of the centurion, there are four important principles which we learn about great faith:
(1) Great faith begins as a follower of Christ, knowing him personally, realizing his divine authority.
It is obvious that the centurion came to Jesus with an unusual perception of Christ’s position and authority. It is likely that he had been an observer and a follower of Jesus for some time. This indicates that the first step toward a faith which results in answered prayers, is to be a follower of Jesus Christ. We must have a proper relationship with Him, which enables us to approach God with the confidence that our heart is surrendered to the purpose of his will. Not only as our savior, but as Lord, our beloved master, whom we follow and serve with all our heart, endeavoring to keep his commandments and do those things which are pleasing to him. As the scripture says, “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight” (1 John 3:21-22).
(2) The motives of great faith are pure, and are in harmony with the will of God.
The centurion boldly brought his need to Jesus to find out what his will was concerning the afflicted servant. He was not presumptuous or demanding, but reverent and submissive. As for his motive, his concern was not for himself, but over the suffering and need of someone else - in fact, a mere servant of whom were often considered the lowest class of people.
It is necessary that we ascertain the will of God in respect to our desires and requests. The scriptures clearly indicate that God answers those prayers which are in accordance to His will, not just our own. To have faith’s assurance for the desired results of our prayers, our requests must be based upon the criteria of God’s wants and desires. Prayer should not be viewed as merely a way to obtain our wishes, but a means that God uses to perpetrate His own desires. The Bible says, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15).
God’s will is revealed through the record of His Word to us, in the Bible. We can possess faith for anything promised to us in God’s Word, and if we want God’s provisions, it is necessary for us to bring our needs to Him. James said that we “do not have because we do not ask” (James 4:2). But he also warned that some prayers will go unanswered because of improper motives: “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:3). Lust is a carnal, self-willed, evil desire of the flesh, and one of the major reasons for ineffectual prayer. Are most of our requests based upon our own selfish interests? Materialistic wants? Or, is our faith directed toward winning lost souls to Christ, praying for the sick and afflicted, or the needs of the poor and homeless? Our motives in relationship with God’s will must be major considerations in our faith.
(3) Great faith has a humble heart, cognizant of the grace and compassion of God, whereby He loves and blesses us.
There was no doubt of the sincere humility of the centurion and his apparent high esteem and honor, placed in the person of Jesus. He confessed his unworthiness, his lowly undeserving status for Jesus to even come into his home.
The scripture states that “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6). The word “humble” means self-abasement. We are totally dependent upon God, His mercy and His strength. What God does for us, in response to our requests, is not because we have earned or deserve anything. What God does is because of His love and grace (unmerited favor) manifested through the redemption of Jesus Christ. He tells us that when we are in need to come unto the throne of His “grace” that we might find His help. The Bible says, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).
(4) Great faith has a complete trust in the dependability of God’s Word, and accepts it as fact above any other evidence or circumstance.
The centurion was so thoroughly convinced of the authority of Christ’s Word that He did not find it necessary for Jesus to personally visit the servant. He felt assured that if Christ would only just give the command, the healing would respond. He did not need to see anything or feel anything, but was willing to rest solely upon the premise of the spoken Word.
Such were the characteristics of Abraham’s faith, who believed God’s Word of promise, even though all natural circumstances were against him and there were no signs of the promise for 17 years. “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform” (Rom. 4:20-21).
God’s Word is the very basis of our faith. His Word is the source of all creation, and nothing can withstand its power or force. His Word is absolutely trustworthy, in fact more trustworthy than the things of this world, which we can see or perceive with our senses. The believer must surrender his total confidence to the Word, even without any shred of visible evidence, or even in spite of contrary evidence.
May God encourage you to follow these principles of great faith!
Pastor Werlein,POBox 1003,Eau Claire,WI 54702 USA
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:44:54 AM
Idolators, Für den Gewarnten Yahwehs PRIESTERTUM-LOHNKRIEG im YAHWEHs-Namen Sein!
This document summarizes the beliefs of Yahweh’s Priesthood. Yahweh commands that we prove all things ordained in His Word, thus we encourage all who may read this to prove from the Bible everything written here, 1Thessalonians 5:21. Yahweh’s Priesthood seeks to adhere to all of Yahweh’s Word, whether popular or not. Everyone is welcome regardless of race or nationality.
1. Foundation in the Old Testament
We in Yahweh’s Priesthood affirm that the Old Testament is the basis for the New Testament. From many references made by Yahshua and His apostles to the Old Testament Laws, Psalms, and prophets, the authority of the Old Testament is easily seen, Luke 24:44, Acts 24:14.
2. Basis for the New Testament
We affirm that both the Old and New testaments are inspired, and that they are to be used for teaching, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness, Matthew 4:4, 2Timothy 3:16. We are not to delete from either text, Revelation 22:18, and neither Old nor New Testament is open to private interpretation, 2Peter 1:21. We must not take from or add to Scripture, Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32.
3. The Father
We affirm that the Heavenly Father’s Name is Yahweh, Psalm 68:4; Isaiah 42:8; Jeremiah 16:21. Yahweh is His Name forever, and is the verb of existence, Exodus 3:14-15; Isaiah 63:12. He is the Supreme Ruler over everything. Worship is to be directed toward Him and He is to be venerated above all, Exodus 20:5, Deuteronomy, 6:4, 13, 2Kings 17:36, Psalm 99:9, Matthew 4:10. We are commanded to use and revere Yahweh’s Name, Exodus 20:7, Leviticus 22:2, Deuteronomy 28:58, Psalm 105:1, Isaiah 52:6, Matthew 6:9, John 17:26.
4. The Son
We affirm that the true Name for the Messiah is: Yehoshua. Yahshua. Yahshua literally means "Yahweh saves" or "Yahweh is salvation." His Name is a contraction of YAHweh and hoSHUA. He literally came in His Father’s Name, John 5:43. Yahshua is the only name under Heaven that offers salvation to all those that would call upon it, Acts 4:12. He pre-existed before His earthly birth and was the spokesman for the Father in the Old Testament, Genesis 1:26; 19:24; Proverbs 8:25; Micah 5:2, John 1:1-3; 8:58; 13:3; 16:28-30, 1Corinthians 10:4; Colossians 1:15-17. We believe that He came in human form and was born of a virgin by Yahweh’s own power, Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; John 17:5, Philippians 2:5-7. Yahshua lived a completely sinless life, Isaiah 53:9; 1 Peter 2:22, and died upon the torture stake through which we have atonement for our sins, Isaiah 53, Hebrews 9. On the third day He rose from the tomb to be the mediator between mankind and Yahweh, Matthew 12:40; John 14:6; 1Corinthians 15:1-8; Hebrews 3:1; 4:14.
5. The Holy Spirit
We affirm that the Holy Spirit is an invisible force proceeding from the Heavenly Father. It is in essence the mind and power of Yahweh, which is also bestowed upon the Son, Luke 24:49; John 15:26. The Holy Spirit is placed within those who are baptized into the saving Name of Yahshua the Messiah through the laying on hands of the presbytery, Acts 2:38; 5:32; 8:17; 19:6; 1Timothy 4:14; 2Timothy 1:6. Through this power a person receives Yahweh’s strength to overcome sin and live a repentant life. We do not believe that the Holy Spirit constitutes a third person of a trinity, which is a concept conceived in ancient mystery religions.
6. Obedience to Law
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that the Bible commands the observance of all Yahweh’s laws, statutes, and judgments in both Old and New testaments (except the sacrifices mentioned in Hebrews 9 and ritual circumcision), Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 7:6-11; Matthew 4:4; 5:17-20; Revelation 12:17; 14:12; 22:14. Through obeying His commandments we demonstrate our love for Yahweh, John 14:15, 21; 15:12. Faith does not annul His law, Romans 3:31; James 2:14-17.
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that upon true repentance a person is to be baptized into the saving Name of Yahshua the Messiah (meeting the scriptural age of accountability, which is 20), Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:16; 10:43; 19:5; Romans 6:3. Baptism is by complete submersion, once, backward in water. Through baptism we become a new man, free of our old carnal nature, Romans 6:3-6; 7:6; Colossians 2:12; 1Peter 3:21. There is only one true and correct baptism, Ephesians 4:5, uniting all under the Messiah.
We teach that the Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week and commemorates creation through Yahweh’s mighty hand, Genesis 2:2-3. The weekly Sabbath is a sign between Him and His people, setting them apart from the common world, Exodus 31:13-17. The Sabbath restricts any servile work, including cooking, Exodus 16:23; 20:8-11. We are not to buy or sell on Yahweh’s day of rest, or bring any burden into our dwellings, Nehemiah 10:31; 13:15-21; Jeremiah 17:21-22, 24-27. The Sabbath is a day to pray and meditate on Yahweh’s will, forsaking our own wants and desires, Isaiah 58:13-14, Acts 16:13. It is a day to come together and worship Yahweh in spirit and truth, Leviticus 23:2-3, Hebrews 10:25.
We affirm that the Passover memorial begins at dusk at the start of the fourteenth of Abib (month of green ears of barley), Exodus 12:6; Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 28:16; Deuteronomy 16:1. The Passover represents two significant events—the death of the firstborn of Egypt and the passing of the death angel, and the impalement of our Savior on the torture stake, Exodus 12; John 18-19. The Passover is a memorial, not a High Sabbath. Work may be done on this day, Matthew 27:62; Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:14. Yahshua partook of the Passover at twilight on the fourteenth day of Abib with His Apostles, Matthew 26:17-29; Mark 14:12-25, thus fulfilling the law. We no longer sacrifice a lamb at Passover, but partake of the prescribed emblems, which represent Yahshua’s body (unleavened bread, matzoth) and blood (unfermented grape juice, the pure blood of the grape, Deut. 32:14), Luke 22:12-23, 1Corinthians 11:23-26.
10. Feast of Unleavened Bread
We believe that the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th day of the month of Abib and extends through the 21st day of that same month, Exodus 12:15-18, Leviticus 23:6; Numbers 28:17. The first and last days of the seven-day observance are observed as high days, Exodus 12:16, Leviticus 23:7-8, Numbers 28:18, 25. During this time we are to worship Yahweh and examine ourselves, removing any pride, sin, falsity or false doctrine from our lives, Exodus 5:1, 1Corinthians 5:8. We are to remove all leaven products from our property and eat unleavened bread with our meals for all seven days of the Feast, Exodus 12:15, 18, Leviticus 23:6.
11. Feast of Weeks
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that the Feast of Weeks (Heb. Shavuoth) or Pentecost is the third of the seven annual observances. This Feast is to be calculated from within the Feast of Unleavened Bread. We are to start the count from the day after the weekly Sabbath that falls within the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and count seven complete weeks, Leviticus 23:15-16. On this day the New Testament Assembly received the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Acts 2.
12. Feast of Trumpets
We affirm that the Feast of Trumpets is a High Sabbath, a memorial of blowing trumpets, that falls on the first day of the seventh Hebrew month, Leviticus 23:23-25, Numbers 29:1-6.
13. Day of Atonement
We affirm that the Day of Atonement comes on the 10th day of the month of Tishri. On this day no manner of work is to be done, it is a strict Sabbath to Yahweh. On this High Sabbath we are to afflict ourselves by abstaining from food and drink, Leviticus 16; 23:26-32; Numbers 29:7-11.
14. Feast of Tabernacles
We affirm that the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Ingathering starts on the 15th day of the seventh biblical month and advances through the 21st day of the month. The Feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day Feast, which has a High Day on the 15th day of Tishri, Exodus 23:16; 34:22; Leviticus 23:33-36, 39-43; Numbers 29:12-34; Deuteronomy 16:13-15. Yahshua set the example for all mankind by observing the Feast in the New Testament. Further, we are told that all people in the Millennium will observe the Feast of Tabernacles, Zechariah 14:16-19; John 7:2, 37.
15. Last Great Day
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that the Last Great Day immediately follows the Feast of Tabernacles and comes on the 22nd day of Tishri as a High Sabbath. On this day no manner of work is to be done. This special day commemorates the closing of the yearly feast cycle, Leviticus 23:36; Numbers 29:35-38.
16. New Moon
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that the first visible crescent marks the new month. The start of the year is determined by the green ears of barley and the new moon that immediately follows their confirmation, Exodus 12:1. The new moon is a day to gather and observe the crescent, 1Chronicles 23:31; 2Chronicles 2:4; 8:13; 31:3; Isaiah 66:23; Ezekiel 45:17; 46:3.
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that sin is the transgression of Yahweh’s Law, 1John 3:4. Without Law sin does not exist, Romans 3:20; 7:7-12, and that the penalty of sin is death, Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:27, and we realize that all have sinned and come short of the glory of Yahweh, Romans 3:23.
18. Divorce and Remarriage
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that the New Testament does not make provisions for divorce. A marriage between two individuals is for life, with re-marriage allowed on the death of the mate, Matthew 19, Romans 7:2-3. Yahshua said that an engaged couple can "divorce" or separate if there was fornication by one of the parties, Matthew 1:18, 5:32. See Malachi 2:16.
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that all women in the assembly are to have their heads covered with a type of covering during worship, and that all men are to leave their heads uncovered, 1Corinthians 11:4-10.
20. Speaking in the Congregation
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that only men are permitted to speak before the assembly, and that Paul admonishes women to remain silent during formal worship services, 1Corinthians 14:34-35; 1Timothy 2:11-12.
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that tithing is a Biblical practice that all of Yahweh’s people are commanded to perform, Leviticus 27:30-33; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 23:23. A tithe is defined as 10 percent of a person’s income (increase). Yahweh also commands a second tithe to be set aside to insure sufficient means to attend His Feasts, Deuteronomy 14:22-26.
22. Clean Food Laws
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that Yahweh’s dietary food Laws were not annulled in the New Testament, but remain for His New Covenant believers, Leviticus 11; Deuteronomy 14; Isaiah 65:4; 66:17; 2Corinthians 6:17.
23. The Adversary
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that Satan is a spirit being who was cast out of heaven because of his pride, Isaiah 14:12-20; Ezekiel 28:13-19; Luke 10:18; Revelation 12:7-9. Satan will eventually be destroyed, Ezekiel 28:16; Romans 16:20 ("bruise" = crush in pieces); Hebrews 2:14. Through the help of Yahweh we can overcome the wiles of the Adversary, James 4:7.
24. Lake of Fire (Gehenna)
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that the Bible does not support an ever-burning hellfire, but that the wicked who are placed in the lake of fire (Gehenna) will be destroyed quickly and completely, and will not burn forever, 2Thessalonians 1:7-10; Malachi 4:1-3; Psalm 37:20-22; Jude 7. "Hell" is the Hebrew sheol in the Old Testament, which means grave or pit; the New Testament counterpart is the Greek hades, which also means grave.
25. Salvation and Immortality
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that the dead are unconscious in their graves until they are resurrected, Job 14:12-14; Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; 1Corinthians 15:51-56; 1Thessalonians 4:13-17; Hebrews 11:13, 39. We humans do not have immortal souls, Ezekiel 18:4, 20; Matthew 10:28, but receive immortality as a reward at the resurrection, John 17:2-3; 2Timothy 1:10.
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that love is a critical aspect of the true believer’s life. Yahweh requires that we all demonstrate love for him and our fellow man. The two greatest commandments are—loving Yahweh with all our hearts, and loving our neighbors as ourselves, Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Matthew 19:19; 22:34-40; James 2:8. Love is showing an unselfish and outgoing desire for Yahweh and our fellow man. Without love we have no hope of eternal life, 1Corinthians 13.
27. Body of Messiah
Yahweh’s Priesthood affirms that the Body of Messiah governs all of Yahweh’s people and assemblies. In the Body of Messiah Yahweh blesses certain people with different gifts to further the work, Romans 12:4-8; 1Corinthians 1:10-13; 3:4-9; 12; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4:3-8.
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The Translators of Modern Versions of the Bible
Brooke Foss Westcott and Fenton John Anthony Hort
They owe their occult bend to their underlying Greek text produced by B.F. Westcott, a London Spiritualist.
noun 1. someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums"
"Secular Historians and numerous occult books see him as 'the Father' of the current channeling phenomenon, a major source of the "doctrines of devils' driving the New Age Movement."
As a Cambridge undergraduate, Westcott organized a club and chose for its name 'Hermes'. The designation is derived from "the god of magic. . .and occult wisdom, the conductor of Souls to Hades,. . .Lord of Death. . .cunning and trickery."
In her Secret Doctrine, Luciferian H.P. Blavatsky identifies Hermes as Satan,
Satan or Herms are all one. . .He is called the Dragon of Wisdom. . .the serpent. . .identical with the god Hermes. . .inventor of the first initiation of men into magic. . .the author of serpent worship.
These new version authors did not stop with their 'Hermes' Club, but went on to engage in spiritualism and to organize a society called the Ghostly Guild.
From the Ghostly Guild, we get the Society of Psychical Research and in the index of the founders of psychical research are:
Automatic Writing, Benson, Biblical Criticism, Mme. H.P. Blavatsky, Clairvoyance, 'Control Spirit', Crystal-gazing, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Ghost Club, F.J.A. Hort, Hypnotism, 'Inspirational' writing and speaking in early British Spiritualism, C.G. Jung, Levitation, J.B. Lightfoot, Mediumship, Mesmerism, Multiple Personality, Plato, Society of Psychical Research, Spiritualism, Swedenborne Society, Synthetic Society, Telepathy, Trance Medium, B.F. Westcott.
Versions including but not limited to:
* The New International Version
published by the same people that publish the Satanic Bible - HarperCollins
* The New American Standard Version
click here to read a quote from a translator about this version
* The Revised Standard Version
* The New King James Version
* The Good News Bible
Beliefs of Westcott and Hort
(Quotes from their own works)
* 1846 Oct. 25th - Westcott: "Is there not that in the principles of the "Evangelical" school which must lead to the exaltation of the individual minister, and does not that help to prove their unsoundness? If preaching is the chief means of grace, it must emanate not from the church, but from the preacher, and besides placing him in a false position, it places him in a fearfully dangerous one." (Life, Vol.I, pp.44,45).
* Oct., 22nd after Trinity Sunday - Westcott: "Do you not understand the meaning of Theological 'Development'? It is briefly this, that in an early time some doctrine is proposed in a simple or obscure form, or even but darkly hinted at, which in succeeding ages,as the wants of men's minds grow, grows with them - in fact, that Christianity is always progressive in its principles and doctrines" (Life, Vol.I, p.78).
* Dec. 23rd - Westcott: "My faith is still wavering. I cannot determine how much we must believe; how much, in fact, is necessarily required of a member of the Church." (Life, Vol.I, p.46).
* 1847 Jan., 2nd Sunday after Epiphany - Westcott: "After leaving the monastery we shaped our course to a little oratory...It is very small, with one kneeling-place; and behind a screen was a 'Pieta' the size of life (i.e. a Virgin and dead Christ)...I could not help thinking on the grandeur of the Romish Church, on her zeal even in error, on her earnestness and self-devotion, which we might, with nobler views and a purer end, strive to imitate. Had I been alone I could have knelt there for hours." (Life, Vol.I, p.81).
* 1848 July 6th - Hort: "One of the things, I think, which shows the falsity of the Evangelical notion of this subject (baptism), is that it is so trim and precise...no deep spiritual truths of the Reason are thus logically harmonious and systematic...the pure Romish view seems to me nearer, and more likely to lead to, the truth than the Evangelical...the fanaticism of the bibliolaters, among whom reading so many 'chapters' seems exactly to correspond to the Romish superstition of telling so many dozen beads on a rosary...still we dare not forsake the Sacraments, or God will forsake us...I am inclined to think that no such state as 'Eden' (I mean the popular notion) ever existed, and that Adam's fall in no degree differed from the fall of each of his descendants" (Life, Vol.I, pp.76-78).
* Aug. 11th - Westcott: "I never read an account of a miracle (in Scripture?) but I seem instinctively to feel its improbability, and discover some want of evidence in the account of it." (Life, Vol.I, p.52).
* Nov., Advent Sunday - Westcott: "All stigmatise him (a Dr. Hampden) as a 'heretic,'...I thought myself that he was grievously in error, but yesterday I read over the selections from his writings which his adversaries make, and in them I found systematically expressed the very strains of thought which I have been endeavouring to trace out for the last two or three years. If he be condemned, what will become of me?" (Life, Vol.I,p.94).
* 1850 May 12th - Hort: "You ask me about the liberty to be allowed to clergymen in their views of Baptism. For my own part, I would gladly admit to the ministry such as hold Gorham's view, much more such as hold the ordinary confused Evangelical notions" (Life, Vol.I, p.148).
* July 31st - Hort: "I spoke of the gloomy prospect, should the Evangelicals carry on their present victory so as to alter the Services." (Life, Vol.I, p.160).
* 1851 Feb. 7th - Hort: "Westcott is just coming out with his Norrisian on 'The Elements of the Gospel Harmony.' I have seen the first sheet on Inspiration, which is a wonderful step in advance of common orthodox heresy." (Life, Vol.I, p.181).
* 1858 Oct. 21st - Further I agree with them in condemning many leading specific doctrines of the popular theology as, to say the least, containing much superstition and immorality of a very pernmicious kind...The positive doctrines even of the Evangelicals seem to me perverted rather than untrue...There are, I fear, still more serious differences between us on the subject of authority, and especially the authority of the Bible" (Life, Vol.I, p.400).
* 1860 Apr. 3rd - Hort: "But the book which has most engaged me is Darwin. Whatever may be thought of it, it is a book that one is proud to be contemporary with. I must work out and examine the argument in more detail, but at present my feeling is strong that the theory is unanswerable." (Life, Vol.I, p.416).
* Oct. 15th - Hort: "I entirely agree - correcting one word - with what you there say on the Atonement, having for many years believed that "the absolute union of the Christian (or rather, of man) with Christ Himself" is the spiritual truth of which the popular doctrine of substitution is an immoral and material counterfeit...Certainly nothing can be more unscriptural than the modern limiting of Christ's bearing our sins and sufferings to His death; but indeed that is only one aspect of an almost universal heresy." (Life, Vol.I, p.430).
* 1864 Sept. 23rd - Hort: "I believe Coleridge was quite right in saying that Christianity without a substantial Church is vanity and dissolution; and I remember shocking you and Lightfoot not so very long ago by expressing a belief that 'Protestantism' is only parenthetical and temporary. In short, the Irvingite creed (minus the belief in the superior claims of the Irvingite communion) seems to me unassailable in things ecclesiastical." (Life, Vol.II, p.30,31).
* 1865 Sept. 27th - Westcott: "I have been trying to recall my impressions of La Salette (a marian shrine). I wish I could see to what forgotten truth Mariolatry bears witness; and how we can practically set forth the teaching of the miracles".
* Nov. 17th - Westcott: "As far as I could judge, the 'idea' of La Salette was that of God revealing Himself now, and not in one form but in many." (Life, Vol.I. pp.251,252).
* Oct. 17th - Hort: "I have been persuaded for many years that Mary-worship and 'Jesus'-worship have very much in common in their causes and their results." (Life, Vol.II, p.50).
* 1867 Oct. 17th - Hort: "I wish we were more agreed on the doctrinal part; but you know I am a staunch sacerdotalist, and there is not much profit in arguing about first principles." (Life, Vol.II, p.86).
* 1890 Mar. 4th - Westcott: "No one now, I suppose, holds that the first three chapters of Genesis, for example, give a literal history - I could never understand how any one reading them with open eyes could think they did - yet they disclose to us a Gospel. So it is probably elsewhere."
The Chronology of the Westcott and Hort Revision
* 1825 Jan. 12th - Brooke Foss Westcott born at Birmingham.
* 1828 Apr. 23rd - Fenton John Anthony Hort born at Dublin.
* 1851 Dec. 21st - Westcott ordained "priest" in Church of England.
* 1851 Dec. 29,30th - Hort: "I had no idea till the last few weeks of the importance of texts, having read so little Greek Testament, and dragged on with the villainous Textus Receptus.. Think of that vile Textus Receptus leaning entirely on late MSS.; it is a blessing there are such early ones" (Life, Vol.I, p.211).
* 1853 Jan.-Mar. - Westcott and Hort agree upon plan of a joint revision of the text of the Greek Testament.
* Apr. 19th - Hort: "He (Westcott) and I are going to edit a Greek text of the New Testament some two or three years hence, if possible." (Life, Vol.I, p.250).
* June - Mr. Daniel Macmillan suggests to Hort that he should take part in an interesting and comprehensive 'New Testament Scheme.' Hort was to edit the text in conjunction with Mr. Westcott; the latter was to be responsible for a commentary, and Lightfoot was to contribute a N.T. Grammar and Lexicon. (Life, Vol.I, pp.240,241).
* Sept. 29th - Westcott to Hort: "As to our proposed recension of the New Testament text, our object would be, I suppose, to prepare a text for common and general use...With such an end in view, would it not be best to introduce only certain emendations into the received text, and to note in the margin such as seem likely or noticeable - after Griesbach's manner?...I feel most keenly the disgrace of circulating what I feel to be falsified copies of Holy Scripture (a reference to the A.V.?), and am most anxious to provide something to replace them. This cannot be any text resting solely on our own judgment, even if we were not too inexperienced to make one; but it must be supported by a clear and obvious preponderance of evidence. The margin will give ample scope for our own ingenuity or principles...my wish would be to leave the popular received text except where it is clearly wrong." (Life, Vol.I, pp.228,229).
* Nov. 4th - Hort: "I went down and spent a Sunday with Westcott...We came to a distinct and positive understanding about our Gk. Test. and the details thereof. We still do not wish it to be talked about, but are going to work at once, and hope we may perhaps have it out in little more than a year." (Life, Vol.I, p.264).
* Westcott and Hort start work on their Greek text.
* 1856 Feb. ? - Hort ordained "priest" in Church of England.
* Mar. 20th - Hort: "I think I mentioned to you before Campbell's book on the Atonement, which is invaluable as far as it goes; but unluckily he knows nothing except Protestant theology" (Life, Vol.I, p.322).
* 1857 Feb. 23rd - Hort to Westcott: "I hope to go on with the New Testament text more unremittingly" (Life, Vol.I, p.355).
* First efforts to secure revision of the Authorised Version by five Church of England clergymen.
* 1858 Oct. 21st - Hort: "The principle literary work of these years was the revision of the Greek Text of the New Testament. All spare hours were devoted to it." (Life, Vol.I, p.399).
* 1860 May 1st - Hort to Lightfoot: "If you make a decided conviction of the absolute infallibility of the N.T. practically a sine qua non for co-operation, I fear I could not join you, even if you were willing to forget your fears about the origin of the Gospels." (Life, Vol. I, p.420).
* May 4th - Hort to Lightfoot: "I am also glad that you take the same provisional ground as to infallibility that I do." (Life, Vol.I, p.424).
* May 5th - Westcott to Hort: "at present I find the presumption in favour of the absolute truth - I reject the word infallibility - of Holy Scripture overwhelming." (Life, Vol.I, p.207).
* May 18th - Hort to Lightfoot: "It sounds an arrogant thing to say, but there are very many cases in which I would not admit the competence of any one to judge a decision of mine on a textual matter, who was only an amateur, and had not some considerable experience in forming a text." (Life, Vol.I, p.425).
* 1861 Apr. 12th - Hort to Westcott: "Also - but this may be cowardice - I have a sort of craving that our text should be cast upon the world before we deal with matters likely to brand us with suspicion. I mean, a text, issued by men already known for what will undoubtedly be treated as dangerous heresy, will have great difficulties in finding its way to regions which it might otherwise hope to reach, and whence it would not be easily banished by subsequent alarms." (Life, Vol.I, p.445).
* 1862 Apr. 30th, May 1st - Hort: "It seems to be clearly and broadly directed to maintaining that the English clergy are not compelled to maintain the absolute infallibility of the Bible. And, whatever the truth may be, this seems just the liberty required at the present moment, if any living belief is to survive in the land." (Life, Vol.I, p.454).
* 1870 Westcott and Hort print tentative edition of their Greek N.T. for private distribution only. (This they later circulated under pledge of secrecy within the company of N.T. revisers, of which they were members).
* Feb. 10th - Southern Convocation of Church of England resolve on desirability of revision of A.V. Northern Convocation declines to cooperate.
* May - Committee of 18 elected to produce a Revised Version.
* The 7 members of the N.T. Committee invite 18 others, making 25.
* May 29th - Westcott to Hort: "though I think that Convocation is not competent to initiate such a measure, yet I feel that as 'we three' are together it would be wrong not to 'make the best of it' as Lightfoot says. Indeed, there is a very fair prospect of good work, though neither with this body nor with any body likely to be formed now could a complete textual revision be possible. There is some hope that alternative readings might find a place in the margin." (Life, Vol.I, p.390).
* June 4th - Westcott to Lightfoot: "Ought we not to have a conference before the first meeting for Revision? There are many points on which it is important that we should agreed. The rules though liberal are vague, and the interpretation of them will depend upon decided action at first." (Life, Vol.I, p.391).
* July 1st - Westcott to Hort: "The Revision on the whole surprised me by prospects of hope. I suggested to Ellicott a plan of tabulating and circulating emendations before our meeting, which may prove valuable." (Life, Vol.I, pp.392,393).
* July 7th - Hort: "Dr. Westcott and myself have for above seventeen years been preparing a Greek text of the New Testament. It has been in the press for some years, and we hope to have it out early next year." (Life, Vol.II, p.137).
* Aug. ? - Hort to Lightfoot: "It is, I think, difficult to measure the weight of acceptance won beforehand for the Revision by the single fact of our welcoming an Unitarian, if only the Company perseveres in its present serious and faithful spirit." (Life, Vol.II, p.140). (Dr. G. Vance Smith, a Unitarian scholar, was a member of the Revision Committee. At Westcott's suggestion, a celebration of Holy Communion was held on June 22nd before the first meeting of the N.T. Revision Company. Dr. Smith communicated but said afterwards that he did not join in reciting the Nicene Creed and did not compromise his principles as a Unitarian. The storm of public indignation which followed almost wrecked the Revision at the outset. At length however Dr. Smith remained on the Committee).
* 1881 Bishop Ellicott submits the Revised Version to the Southern Convocation.
* May 12th - Westcott and Hort's "The New Testament in the Original Greek" Vol. I published (Text and short Introduction).
* May 17th - the Revised Version is published in England, selling two million copies within four days. It fails however to gain lasting popular appeal.
* Sept. 4th - Westcott and Hort's "The New Testament in the Original Greek" Vol.II published (Introduction and Appendix).
* Oct. - first of Dean Burgon's three articles in the Quarterly Review against the Revised Version appears.
* 1882 May - Ellicott publishes pamphlet in reply to Burgon, defending the Westcott and Hort Greek text.
* 1883 Burgon publishes The Revision Revised, including a reply to Ellicott.
* 1890 May 1st - Westcott consecrated Bishop of Durham.
* 1892 Nov. 30th - death of Hort.
* 1901 July 27th - death of Westcott.
* 1908 The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia discusses the Westcott-Hort theory: "Conscious agreement with it or conscious disagreement and qualification mark all work in this field since 1881."
above information references
Hort, A.F., Life and Letters of Fenton J.A. Hort, MacMillan and Co., London, 1896, vols. I,II.
Westcott, A., Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, MacMillan and Co., London, 1903, vols. I,II.
Read the Full Text of the Lifelong Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott for more in depth information about who this man really is according to his own words.
* More information about Westcott and Hort
* The Lineage of the Corrupt Versions
* The New King James Versions: A Deadly Translation
* New American Standard Translator RENOUNCES Involvement with NAS Work
* Verses Cut and/or Altered
* The Deity of Christ and Modern Versions
Information About the King James Version Translators
HAVING thus traced the history of our Common Version, through the successive steps by which it has come down to us in its present shape, it remains for us to inquire as to the persons who put the finishing hand to the work, and to satisfy ourselves as to their qualifications for the task. It is obvious that this personal investigation is of the utmost importance in settling the degree of confidence to which their labors are entitled. Unless it can be proved that they were, as a body, eminently fitted to do this work as it ought to be done, it can have no claim to be regarded as a "finality'' in the matter of furnishing a translation of the Word of God for the English speaking populations of the globe.
It is exceedingly strange that a question of such obvious importance has been so long left almost unnoticed. Numerous histories of the Translation itself have been drawn up with great labor; but no man seems to have thought it worth his while to give any account of the Translators, except the most meagre notices of a few of them, and general attestations to their reputations, in their own time, for such scholarship and skill as their undertaking required. Even the late excellent Christopher Anderson, in his huge volumes, replete as they are with research and information upon the minutest points relating to his subject, allots but a page or two of his smallest type to this essential branch of it.
It is nearly twenty years since the writer of these pages began to consider the desirableness of knowing more of those eminent divines, and he has ever since pursued a zealous search wherever he was likely to effect any "restitution of decayed intelligence" respecting them. At first, he almost despaired of ascertaining much more than the bare names of most of them. But by degrees he has collected innumerable scraps of information, gathered from a great variety of sources; amply sufficient, with due arrangement, to illustrate the subject. His object is simply to shew, that the translators commissioned by James Stuart were ripe and critical scholars, profoundly versed in all the learning required; and that, in these particulars, there has never yet been a time when a better qualified company could have been collected for the purpose.
Of the forty-seven, who acted under King James's commission, some are almost unknown at this day, though of high repute in their own time. A few have left us but little more than their names, worthy of immortal remembrance, were it only for their connection with this noble monument of learning and piety. But their being associated with so many other scholars and divines of the greatest eminence, is proof that they were deemed to be fit companions for the brightest lights of the land. This is confirmed by the bet that, though the king designed to employ in this work the highest and ripest talents in his realm, there still many men in England distinguished for learning, like Broughton and Bedell, who were enrolled on the list of translators. It is but just to conclude, therefore, that even such as are now less known to us, were then accounted to deserve a place with the best. What we may know of the greater part of them, must lead to the highest estimate of the whole body of these good men. The catalogue begins with one whose name is worthy of the place it fills.
Committees to Translate the King James Version
* First Westminster Company, translating from Genesis to 2 Kings:
Lancelot Andrewes, John Overall, Hadrian à Saravia, Richard Clarke, John Layfield, Robert Tighe, Francis Burleigh, Geoffrey King, Richard Thomson, William Bedwell;
* First Cambridge Company, translated from 1 Chronicles to the Song of Solomon:
Edward Lively, John Richardson, Lawrence Chaderton, Francis Dillingham, Roger Andrewes, Thomas Harrison, Robert Spaulding, Andrew Bing;
* First Oxford Company, translated from Isaiah to Malachi:
John Harding, John Rainolds (or Reynolds), Thomas Holland, Richard Kilby, Miles Smith, Richard Brett, Daniel Fairclough, William Thorne;
* Second Oxford Company, translated the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, and the Book of Revelation:
Thomas Ravis, George Abbot, Richard Eedes, Giles Tomson, Sir Henry Savile, John Peryn, Ralph Ravens, John Harmar;
* Second Westminster Company, translated the Epistles:
William Barlow, John Spenser, Roger Fenton, Ralph Hutchinson, William Dakins, Michael Rabbet, Thomas Sanderson;
You will notice that most everyone here is from the Church of England belief background. Which means theu all believed some of the Romish ways of Catholicism, and they were also indoctrinated with Reformation traditions. Therefore, they all can be considered Pharisees. However, for the purpose of trying to determine the version of the bible you will use, we need to look at the translators views where Jesus Christ, and God the Father are concerned. I believe it is very obvious to determine the view points of these men where the translation of the bible was concerned.
Westcott and Hort clearly succeeded with inserting their beliefs into the bible, which changed the Word of God.
There is no evidence that I am aware of that suggests any of the translators of the King James Version were occultists of any kind. There is evidence, however, that suggests and proves that the translators of the text that ALL new versions of the bible are derived from were occultists.
Although all of these men were not 100% perfect, I believe that God would not have used men that were involved in seeking power from other sources, namely, Satan.
So what does this mean for you and the version of the bible you use?
I don't know. Nor does anyone else.
This is something that you will have to get with God about. Ask Him what to do about this information you have read. Do more research before you make your decision. Google any of the names on this page for more information about them.
Personally, my wife and I felt the need to get rid of 10 bibles we had that were all different and not one was a KJV. We have had to collect old KJV's over time.
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