Book of Jubilees

Torah

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This is the history of the division of the days of the law and of the testimony, of the events of the years, of their [year] weeks, of their jubilees throughout all the years of the world, as the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai when he went up to receive the tables of the law and of the commandment, according to the voice of God as He said to him, "Go up to the top of the Mount." And it came to pass in the first year of the Anno Mundi exodus of the Children of Israel out of Egypt, in the third month, on the sixteenth day of the month, that God spoke to Moses, saying:

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"Come up to Me on the Mount, and I will give you two tables of stone of the law and of the commandment, which I have written, that you may teach them."

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And Moses went up into the mount of God, and the glory of the Lord abode on Mount Sinai, and a cloud overshadowed it six days. And He called to Moses on the seventh day out of the midst of the cloud,

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And the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a flaming fire on the top of the Mount.

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And Moses was on the Mount forty days and forty nights, and God taught him the earlier and the later history

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Of the division of all the days of the law and of the testimony.

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And He said, "Incline your heart to every word which I will speak to you on this Mount, and write them in a book in order that their generations may see how I have not forsaken them for all the evil which they have done in transgressing the covenant which I establish between Me and you for their generations this day on Mount Sinai.

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And thus it will come to pass when all these things come upon them, that they will recognize that I am more righteous than they in all their judgments and in all their actions, and they will recognize that I have been truly with them.

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And do you write for yourself all these words which I declare to you this day, for I know their rebellion and their stiff neck, before I bring them into the land of which I swore to their fathers, to Abraham and to Isaac and to Jacob, saying, "To your seed will I give a land flowing with milk and honey

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And they will eat and be satisfied, and they will turn to strange gods, to [gods] which cannot deliver them from anything of their tribulation:

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"And this witness will be heard for a witness against them. For they will forget all My commandments, [even] all that I command them, and they will walk after the Gentiles,

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And after their uncleanness, and after their shame, and will serve their gods, and these will prove to them an offence and a tribulation and an affliction and a snare.

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And many will perish and they will be taken captive, and will fall into the hands of the enemy, because they have forsaken My ordinances and My commandments, and the festivals of My covenant,

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And My sabbaths, and My holy place which I have hallowed for Myself in their midst, and My tabernacle, and My sanctuary, which I have hallowed for Myself in the midst of the land, that I should set My name upon it, and that it should dwell [there].

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And they will make to themselves high places and groves and graven images, and they will serve, each his own [graven image], so as to go astray, and they will sacrifice their children to demons, *6:137 and to all the works of the error of their hearts.

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And I will send witnesses to them, that I may witness against them, but they will not hear, and will slay the witnesses also,

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And they will persecute those who seek the law, and they will abrogate and change everything so as to work evil before My eyes.

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And I will hide My face from them, and I will deliver them into the hand of the Gentiles for captivity, and for a prey, and for devouring, and I will remove them from the midst of the land, and I will scatter them amongst the Gentiles.

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And they will forget all My law and all My commandments and all My judgments, and will go astray as to new moons, and sabbaths, and festivals, and jubilees, and ordinances.

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And after this they will turn to Me from amongst the Gentiles with all their heart and with all their soul and with all their strength,

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And I will gather them from amongst all the Gentiles, and they will seek Me, so that I will be found of them,

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When they seek Me with all their heart and with all their soul. *Matthew 7:7, *Luke 11:9 And I will disclose to them abounding peace with righteousness, and I will remove them the plant of uprightness, with all My heart and with all My soul,

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And they will be for a blessing and not for a curse, and they will be the head and not the tail.

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And I will build My sanctuary in their midst, and I will dwell with them, and I will be their God and they will be My people in truth and righteousness.

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And I will not forsake them nor fail them; for I am the Lord their God."

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And Moses fell on his face and prayed *48:29 and said,

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"O Lord my God, do not forsake Your people and Your inheritance, so that they should wander in the error of their hearts, and do not deliver them into the hands of their enemies, the Gentiles, lest they should rule over them and cause them to sin against You.

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Let Your mercy, O Lord, be lifted up upon Your people, and create in them an upright spirit,

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And let not the spirit of Beliar rule over them to accuse them before You, and to ensnare them from all the paths of righteousness, so that they may perish from before Your Face.

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But they are Your people and Your inheritance, which You have delivered with Your great power from the hands of the Egyptians:

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Create in them a clean heart and a Holy Spirit, and let them not be ensnared in their sins from henceforth until eternity."

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And the Lord said to Moses, "I know their contrariness and their thoughts and their stiffneckedness, and they will not be obedient till they confess their own sin and the sin of their fathers.

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And after this they will turn to Me in all uprightness and with all [their] heart and with all [their] soul, and I will circumcise the foreskin of their heart and the foreskin of the heart of their seed, and I will create in them a Holy Spirit, and I will cleanse them so that they will not turn away from Me from that day to eternity.

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And their souls will cleave to Me and to all My commandments, and they will fulfill My commandments, and I will be their Father and they will be My children.

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And they will all be called children of the living God, and every angel and every spirit will know, indeed, they will know that these are My children, and that I am their Father in uprightness and righteousness, and that I love them.

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And do you write down for yourself all these words which I declare to you on this mountain, the first and the last, which will come to pass in all the divisions of the days in the law and in the testimony and in the weeks and the jubilees to eternity, until I descend and dwell with them throughout eternity."

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And He said to the angel of the presence, "Write for Moses from the beginning of creation till My sanctuary has been built among them for all eternity.

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And the Lord will appear to the eyes of all, and all will know that I am the God of Israel and the Father of all the children of Jacob, and King on Mount Zion for all eternity. And Zion and Jerusalem will be holy."

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And the angel of the presence who went before the camp of Israel took the tables of the divisions of the years from the time of the creation

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Of the law and of the testimony of the weeks, of the jubilees, according to the individual years, according to all the number of the jubilees [according to the individual years], from the day of the [new] creation when the heavens and the earth will be renewed and all their creation according to the powers of the heaven, and according to all the creation of the earth,

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Until the sanctuary of the Lord will be made in Jerusalem on Mount Zion, and all the luminaries be renewed for healing and for peace and for blessing for all the elect of Israel, and that thus it may be from that day and to all the days of the earth.

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And the angel of the presence spoke to Moses according to the word of the Lord, saying:

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Write the complete history of the creation, how in six days the Lord God finished all His works and all that He created, and kept Sabbath on the seventh day and hallowed it for all ages, and appointed it as a sign for all His works.

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For on the first day He created the heavens which are above and the earth and the waters and all the spirits which serve before Him -

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The angels of the presence, and the angels of sanctification, and the angels [of the spirit of fire and the angels] of the spirit of the winds, and the angels of the spirit of the clouds,

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And of darkness, and of snow and of hail and of hoar frost, and the angels of the voices and of the thunder and of the lightning, and the angels of the spirits of cold and of heat, and of winter and of spring and of autumn and of summer,

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And of all the spirits of His creatures which are in the heavens and on the earth, [He created] the abysses and the darkness, eventide [And night], and the light, dawn and day, which He has prepared in the knowledge of His heart.

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And thereupon we saw His works, and praised Him, and lauded before Him on account of all His works; for seven great works did He create on the first day.

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And on the second day He created the firmament in the midst of the waters, and the waters were divided on that day - half of them went up above and half of them went down below the firmament [that was] in the midst over the face of the whole earth.

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And this was the only work [God] created on the second day.

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And on the third day He commanded the waters to pass from off the face of the whole earth into one place, and the dry land to appear.

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And the waters did so as He commanded them, and they retired from off the face of the earth into one place outside of this firmament, and the dry land appeared.

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And on that day He created for them all the seas according to their separate gathering-places, and all the rivers, and the gatherings of the waters in the mountains and on all the earth,

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And all the lakes, and all the dew of the earth, and the seed which is sown, and all sprouting things, and fruit bearing trees, and trees of the wood, and the garden of Eden, in Eden, and all [plants after their kind].

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These four great works God created on the third day.

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And on the fourth day He created the sun and the moon and the stars, and set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon all the earth,

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And to rule over the day and the night, and divide the light from the darkness.

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And God appointed the sun to be a great sign on the earth for days and for sabbaths and for months and for feasts and for years and for sabbaths of years and for jubilees and for all seasons of the years.

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And it divides the light from the darkness [and] for prosperity, that all things may prosper which shoot and grow on the earth.

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These three kinds He made on the fourth day.

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And on the fifth day He created great sea monsters in the depths of the waters, for these were the first things of flesh that were created by His hands, the fish and everything that moves in the waters, and everything that flies, the birds and all their kind.

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And the sun rose above them to prosper [them], and above everything that was on the earth, everything that shoots out of the earth, and all fruit bearing trees, and all flesh.

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These three kinds He created on the fifth day.

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And on the sixth day He created all the animals of the earth, and all cattle, and everything that moves on the earth.

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And after all this He created man, a man and a woman, He created them,

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And gave him dominion over all that is upon the earth, and in the seas, and over everything that flies, and over beasts and over cattle, and over everything that moves on the earth, and over the whole earth, and over all this He gave him dominion.

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And these four kinds He created on the sixth day. And there were altogether twenty two kinds.

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And He finished all His work on the sixth day - all that is in the heavens and on the earth, and in the seas and in the abysses, and in the light and in the darkness, and in everything.

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And He gave us a great sign, the Sabbath day, that we should work six days, but keep Sabbath on the seventh day from all work. And all the angels of the presence, and all the angels of sanctification,

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These two great classes - He has hidden us to keep the Sabbath with Him in heaven and on earth.

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And He said to us, "Behold, I will separate to Myself a people from among all the peoples, and these will keep the Sabbath day,

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And I will sanctify them to Myself as My people, and will bless them; as I have sanctified the Sabbath day and do sanctify [it] to Myself, even so will I bless them, and they will be My people and I will be their God.

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And I have chosen the seed of Jacob from amongst all that I have seen, and have written him down as My firstborn son, and have sanctified him to Myself forever and ever;

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And I will teach them the Sabbath day, that they may keep Sabbath thereon from all work."...

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And thus He created therein a sign in accordance with which they should keep Sabbath with us on the seventh day, to eat and to drink, and to bless Him who has created all things

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As He has blessed and sanctified to Himself a peculiar people above all peoples, and that they should keep Sabbath together with us.

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And He caused His commands to ascend as a sweet savor acceptable before Him all the days.

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There [were] twenty two heads of mankind from Adam to Jacob, and twenty two kinds of work were made until the seventh day;

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This is blessed and holy; and the former also is blessed and holy;

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And this one serves with that one for sanctification and blessing.

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And to this [Jacob and his seed] it was granted that they should always be the blessed and holy ones of the first testimony and law, even as He had sanctified and blessed the Sabbath day on the seventh day.

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He created heaven and earth and everything that He created in six days, and God made the seventh day holy, for all His works;

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Therefore He commanded on its behalf that, whoever does any work thereon will die, and that he who defiles it will surely die.

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Therefore command the Children of Israel to observe this day that they may keep it holy and not do thereon any work, and not to defile it,

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As it is holier than all other days. And whoever profanes it will surely die, and whoever does thereon any work will surely die eternally,

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That the Children of Israel may observe this day throughout their generations, and not be rooted out of the land;

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For it is a holy day and a blessed day. And everyone who observes it and keeps Sabbath thereon from all his work, will be holy and blessed throughout all days like to us.

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Declare and say to the Children of Israel the law of this day both that they should keep Sabbath thereon, and that they should not forsake it in the error of their hearts;

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[And] that it is not lawful to do any work thereon which is unseemly, to do thereon their own pleasure, and that they should not prepare thereon anything to be eaten or drunk.

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And [that it is not lawful] to draw water, or bring in or take out thereon through their gates any burden, which they had not prepared for themselves on the sixth day in their dwellings.

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And they will not bring in nor take out from house to house on that day; for that day is more holy and blessed than any jubilee day of the jubilees:

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On this we kept Sabbath in the heavens before it was made known to any flesh to keep Sabbath thereon on the earth.

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And the Creator of all things blessed it, but He did not sanctify all peoples and nations to keep Sabbath thereon, but Israel alone:

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Them alone He permitted to eat and drink and to keep Sabbath thereon on the earth.

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And the Creator of all things blessed this day which He had created for a blessing and a sanctification and a glory above all days.

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This law and testimony was given to the Children of Israel as a law forever to their generations.

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And on the six days of the second week we brought, according to the word of God, to Adam all the beasts, and all the cattle, and all the birds, and everything that moves on the earth, and everything that moves in the water, according to their kinds, and according to their types:

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The beasts on the first day; the cattle on the second day; the birds on the third day; and all that which moves on the earth on the fourth day; and that which moves in the water on the fifth day.

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And Adam named them all by their respective names, and as he called them, so was their name.

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And on these five days Adam saw all these, male and female, according to every kind that was on the earth, but he was alone and found no helpmeet for him.

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And the Lord said to us, "It is not good that the man should be alone: let Us make a helpmeet for him."

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And the Lord our God caused a deep sleep to fall upon him, and he slept, and He took for the woman one rib from amongst his ribs, and this rib was the origin of the woman from amongst his ribs,

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And He built up the flesh in its stead, and built the woman.

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And He awakened Adam out of his sleep and upon awaking he rose on the sixth day, and He brought her to him, and he knew her, and said to her:

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"This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she will be called [my] wife; because she was taken from her husband."

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Therefore will man and wife be one, and therefore will a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife, and they will be one flesh.

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In the first week was Adam created, and the rib - his wife: in the second week He showed her to him:

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And for this reason the commandment was given to keep in their defilement, for a male seven days, and for a female twice seven days.

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And after Adam had completed forty days in the land where he had been created, we brought him into the Garden of Eden to till and keep it, but his wife they brought in on the eightieth day, and after this she entered into the Garden of Eden.

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And for this reason the commandment is written on the heavenly tables in regard to her that gives birth:

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"If she bears a male, she will remain in her uncleanness seven days according to the first week of days,

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And thirty and three days will she remain in the blood of her purifying, and she will not touch any hallowed thing, nor enter into the sanctuary, until she accomplishes these days which [are enjoined] in the case of a male child.

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But in the case of a female child she will remain in her uncleanness two weeks of days, according to the first two weeks,

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And sixty six days in the blood of her purification, and they will be in all eighty days."

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And when she had completed these eighty days we brought her into the Garden of Eden, for it is holier than all the earth besides, and every tree that is planted in it is holy.

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Therefore, there was ordained regarding her who bears a male or a female child the statute of those days that she should touch no hallowed thing, nor enter into the sanctuary until these days for the male or female child are accomplished.

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This is the law and testimony which was written down for Israel, in order that they should observe [it] all the days.

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And in the first week of the first jubilee, Adam and his wife were in the Garden of Eden for seven years tilling and keeping it,

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And we gave him work and we instructed him to do everything that is suitable for tillage.

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And he tilled [the garden], and was naked and knew it not, and was not ashamed,

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And he protected the garden from the birds and beasts and cattle, and gathered not, and was not ashamed, and he protected the garden from the birds and beasts and cattle, and gathered its fruit, and ate, and put aside the residue for himself and for his wife [and put aside that which was being kept].

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And after the completion of the seven years, which he had completed there, seven years exactly, and in the second month, on the seventeenth day [of the month], the serpent came and approached the woman, and the serpent said to the woman,

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"Has God commanded you, saying, 'You will not eat of every tree of the garden?'"

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And she said to it, "Of all the fruit of the trees of the garden God has said to us, 'Eat;'

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But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden God has said to us, 'You will not eat thereof, neither will you touch it, lest you die.'"

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And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die:

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For God does know that on the day you will eat thereof, your eyes will be opened, and you will be as gods, and you will know good and evil."

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And the woman saw the tree that it was agreeable and pleasant to the eye, and that its fruit was good for food, and she took thereof and ate.

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And when she had first covered her shame with fig leaves, she gave thereof to Adam and he ate,

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And his eyes were opened, and he saw that he was naked. And he took fig leaves and sewed [them] together, and made an apron for himself, and covered his shame.

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And God cursed the serpent, and was wroth with it forever. ...

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And He was wroth with the woman, because she listened to the voice of the serpent, and did eat;

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And He said to her, "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your pains in sorrow you will bring forth children, and your return will be to your husband, and he will rule over you."

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And to Adam also He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat thereof, cursed is the ground for your sake:

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Thorns and thistles will it bring forth to you, and you will eat your bread in the sweat of your face, till you return to the earth from where you were taken; for earth you are, and to earth will you return."

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And He made for them coats of skin, and clothed them, and sent them forth from the Garden of Eden.

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And on that day on which Adam went forth from the garden, he offered as a sweet savor an offering, frankincense, galbanum, and stacte, and spices in the morning with the rising of the sun from the day when he covered his shame.

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And on that day was closed the mouth of all beasts, and of cattle, and of birds, and of whatever walks, and of whatever moves, so that they could no longer speak: for they had all spoken one with another with one lip and with one tongue.

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And He sent out of the Garden of Eden all flesh that was in the Garden of Eden, and all flesh was scattered according to its kinds, and according to its types to the places which had been created for them.

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And to Adam alone did He give [the wherewithal] to cover his shame, of all the beasts and cattle.

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On this account, it is prescribed on the heavenly tables as touching all those who know the judgement of the law, that they should cover their shame, and should not uncover themselves as the Gentiles uncover themselves.

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And on the new moon of the fourth month, Adam and his wife went forth from the Garden of Eden, and they dwelt in the land of Elda, in the land of their creation.

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And Adam called the name of his wife Eve. And they had no son till the first jubilee,

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And after this he knew her. Now he tilled the land as he had been instructed in the Garden of Eden.

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And in the third week in the second jubilee she gave birth to Cain, and in the fourth she gave birth to Abel, and in the fifth she gave birth to her daughter Awan.

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And in the first [year] of the third jubilee, Cain slew Abel because [God] accepted the sacrifice of Abel, and did not accept the offering of Cain.

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And he slew him in the field: and his blood cried from the ground to heaven, complaining because he had slain him.

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And the Lord reproved Cain because of Abel, because he had slain him, and he made him a fugitive on the earth because of the blood of his brother, and he cursed him upon the earth.

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And on this account it is written on the heavenly tables, "Cursed is he who smites his neighbor treacherously, and let all who have seen and heard say, 'So be it;'

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And the man who has seen and not declared [it], let him be accursed as the other."

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And for this reason we announce when we come before the Lord our God all the sin which is committed in heaven and on earth, and in light and in darkness, and everywhere.

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And Adam and his wife mourned for Abel four weeks of years,

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And in the fourth year of the fifth week they became joyful, and Adam knew his wife again, and she bore him a son, and he called his name Seth; for he said "God has raised up a second seed to us on the earth instead of Abel; for Cain slew him."

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And in the sixth week he begat his daughter Azura.

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And Cain took Awan his sister to be his wife and she bore him Enoch at the close of the fourth jubilee.

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And in the first year of the first week of the fifth jubilee, houses were built on the earth, and Cain built a city, and called its name after the name of his son Enoch.

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And Adam knew Eve his wife and she bore yet nine sons.

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And in the fifth week of the fifth jubilee Seth took Azura his sister to be his wife, and in the fourth [year of the sixth week] she bore him Enos. He began to call on the name of the Lord on the earth.

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And in the seventh jubilee in the third week Enos took Noam his sister to be his wife, and she bore him a son in the third year of the fifth week, and he called his name Kenan.

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And at the close of the eighth jubilee Kenan took Mualels his sister to be his wife, and she bore him a son in the ninth jubilee, in the first week in the third year of this week, and he called his name Mahalalel.

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And in the second week of the tenth jubilee Mahalalel took to him to wife Dinah, the daughter of Barakiel the daughter of his father's brother, and she bore him a son in the third week in the sixth year, and he called his name Jared;

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For in his days the angels of the Lord descended on the earth, those who are named the Watchers, that they should instruct the children of men, and that they should do judgement and uprightness on the earth.

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And in the eleventh jubilee Jared took to himself a wife, and her name was Baraka, the daughter of Rasujal, a daughter of his father's brother, in the fourth week of this jubilee,

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And she bore him a son in the fifth week, in the fourth year of the jubilee, and he called his name Enoch.

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And he was the first among men that are born on earth who learned writing and knowledge and wisdom.

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And who wrote down the signs of heaven according to the order of their months in a book, that men might know the seasons of the years according to the order of their separate months.

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And he was the first to write a testimony, and he testified to the sons of men among the generations of the earth, and recounted the weeks of the jubilees, and made known to them the days of the years, and set in order the months and recounted the Sabbaths of the years as we made [them] known to him.

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And what was and what will be he saw in a vision of his sleep, as it will happen to the children of men throughout their generations until the Day of Judgement;

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He saw and understood everything, and wrote his testimony, and placed the testimony on earth for all the children of men and for their generations.

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And in the twelfth jubilee, in the seventh week thereof, he took to himself a wife, and her name was Edni, the daughter of Danel, the daughter of his father's brother, and in the sixth year in this week she bore him a son and he called his name Methuselah.

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And he was moreover with the angels of God these six jubilees of years, and they showed him everything which is on earth and in the heavens, the rule of the sun, and he wrote down everything.

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And he testified to the Watchers, who had sinned with the daughters of men;

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For these had begun to unite themselves, so as to be defiled, with the daughters of men, and Enoch testified against [them] all.

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And he was taken from amongst the children of men, and we conducted him into the Garden of Eden in majesty and honor,

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And behold there he writes down the condemnation and judgement of the world, and all the wickedness of the children of men.

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And on account of it [God] brought the waters of the flood upon all the land of Eden; for there he was set as a sign and that he should testify against all the children of men, that he should recount all the deeds of the generations until the Day of Condemnation.

Book of Jubilees 4:33
And he burnt the incense of the sanctuary, [even] sweet spices, acceptable before the Lord on the Mount.

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For the Lord has four places on the earth, the Garden of Eden, and the Mount of the East, and this mountain on which you are this day, Mount Sinai, and Mount Zion [which] will be sanctified in the new creation for a sanctification of the earth;

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Through it will the earth be sanctified from all [its] guilt and its uncleanness throughout the generations of the world.

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And in the fourteenth jubilee Methuselah took to himself a wife, Edna the daughter of Azrial, the daughter of his father's brother, in the third week, in the first year of this week, and he begat a son and called his name Lamech.

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And in the fifteenth jubilee in the third week Lamech took to himself a wife, and her name was Betenos the daughter of Barakiil, the daughter of his father's brother, and in this week she bore him a son

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And he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will comfort me for my trouble and all my work, and for the ground which the Lord has cursed."

Book of Jubilees 4:39
And at the close of the nineteenth jubilee, in the seventh week in the sixth year thereof, Adam died, and all his sons buried him in the land of his creation, and he was the first to be buried in the earth.

Book of Jubilees 4:40
And he lacked seventy years of one thousand years; for one thousand years are as one day in the testimony of the heavens

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And therefore was it written concerning the tree of knowledge, "On the day that you eat thereof you will die."

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For this reason he did not complete the years of this day; for he died during it.

Book of Jubilees 4:43
At the close of this jubilee Cain was killed after him in the same year; for his house fell upon him and he died in the midst of his house, and he was killed by its stones,

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For with a stone he had killed Abel, and by a stone was he killed in righteous judgement.

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For this reason it was ordained on the heavenly tables, "With the instrument with which a man kills his neighbor with the same will he be killed; after the manner that he wounded him, in like manner will they deal with him."

Book of Jubilees 4:46
And in the twenty fifth jubilee Noah took to himself a wife, and her name was Emzara, the daughter of Rakeel, the daughter of his father's brother, in the first year in the fifth week:

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And in the third year thereof she bore him Shem, in the fifth year thereof she bore him Ham, and in the first year in the sixth week she bore him Japheth.

Book of Jubilees 5:1
And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them,

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That the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bore to them sons and they were giants.

Book of Jubilees 5:3
And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth -

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All of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other,

Book of Jubilees 5:5
And lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men [was] thus evil continually.

Book of Jubilees 5:6
And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had done all manner of evil before His eyes.

Book of Jubilees 5:7
And He said, "I will destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which I have created."

Book of Jubilees 5:8
But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 5:9
And against the angels whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave commandment to root them out of all their dominion,

Book of Jubilees 5:10
And He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are [kept] separate.

Book of Jubilees 5:11
And against their sons went forth a command from before His Face that they should be struck with the sword, and be removed from under heaven.

Book of Jubilees 5:12
And He said "Your spirit will not always abide on man; for they also are flesh and their days will be one hundred and twenty years."

Book of Jubilees 5:13
And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbor, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword and were destroyed from the earth.

Book of Jubilees 5:14
And their fathers were witnesses [of their destruction], and after this they were bound in the depths of the earth forever, until the Day of the Great Condemnation when judgement is executed on all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 5:15
And He destroyed all from their places, and there was not left one of them whom He judged not according to all their wickedness.

Book of Jubilees 5:16
And He made for all His works a new and righteous nature, so that they should not sin in their whole nature forever, but should be all righteous each in his kind always.

Book of Jubilees 5:17
And the judgement of all is ordained and written on the heavenly tables in righteousness -

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Even [the judgement of] all who depart from the path which is ordained for them to walk in; and if they walk not therein judgement is written down for every creature and for every kind.

Book of Jubilees 5:19
And there is nothing in heaven or on earth, or in light or in darkness, or in Sheol or in the depth, or in the place of darkness [which is not judged];

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And all their judgments are ordained and written and engraved.

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In regard to all He will judge, the great according to his greatness, and the small according to his smallness, and each according to his way.

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And He is not one who will regard the person [of any], nor is He one who will receive gifts, if He says that He will execute judgement on each:

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If one gave everything that is on the earth, He will not regard the gifts or the person [of any], nor accept anything at his hands, *2:48*2:123*3:91*5:36*10:54*13:18*39:47*57:15, *70:11 - 14 for He is a righteous judge.

Book of Jubilees 5:24
[And of the Children of Israel it has been written and ordained: If they turn to Him in righteousness, He will forgive all their transgressions and pardon all their sins.

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It is written and ordained that He will show mercy to all who turn from all their guilt once each year.]

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And as for all those who corrupted their ways and their thoughts before the flood, no man's person was accepted save that of Noah alone; for his person was accepted in behalf of his sons, whom [God] saved from the waters of the flood on his account;

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For his heart was righteous in all his ways, accordingly as it was commanded regarding him, and he had not departed from anything that was ordained for him.

Book of Jubilees 5:28
And the Lord said that He would destroy everything which was upon the earth, both men and cattle, and beasts, and fowls of the air, and that which moves on the earth.

Book of Jubilees 5:29
And He commanded Noah to make himself an ark, that he might save himself from the waters of the flood.

Book of Jubilees 5:30
And Noah made the ark in all respects as He commanded him, in the twenty seventh jubilee of years, in the fifth week in the fifth year [on the new moon of the first month].

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And he entered in the sixth [year] thereof, in the second month, on the new moon of the second month,

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Till the sixteenth; and he entered, and all that we brought to him, into the ark, and the Lord closed it from outside on the seventeenth evening.

Book of Jubilees 5:33
And the Lord opened seven flood gates of heaven, and the mouths of the fountains of the great deep, seven mouths in number. And the flood gates began to pour down water from the heaven forty days and forty nights,

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And the fountains of the deep also sent up waters, until the whole world was full of water. *54:11 - 12

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And the waters increased upon the earth fifteen cubits did the waters rise above all the high mountains,

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And the ark was lift up above the earth, and it moved upon the face of the waters. And the water prevailed on the face of the earth five months - one hundred and fifty days.

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And the ark went and rested on the top of Lubar, one of the mountains of Ararat.

Book of Jubilees 5:38
And [on the new moon] in the fourth month the fountains of the great deep were closed and the flood gates of heaven were restrained;

Book of Jubilees 5:39
And on the new moon of the seventh month all the mouths of the abysses of the earth were opened, and the water began to descend into the deep below.

Book of Jubilees 5:40
And on the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were seen,

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And on the new moon of the first month the earth became visible. And the waters disappeared from above the earth in the fifth week in the seventh year thereof,

Book of Jubilees 5:42
And on the seventeenth day in the second month the earth was dry.

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And on the twenty seventh thereof he opened the ark, and sent forth from it beasts, and cattle, and birds, and every moving thing.

Book of Jubilees 6:1
And on the new moon of the third month he went forth from the ark, and built an altar on that mountain.

Book of Jubilees 6:2
And he made atonement for the earth, and took a kid and made atonement by its blood for all the guilt of the earth; for everything that had been on it had been destroyed, save those that were in the ark with Noah.

Book of Jubilees 6:3
And he placed the fat thereof on the altar, and he took an ox, and a goat, and a sheep and kids, and salt, and a turtle-dove, and the young of a dove,

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And placed a burnt sacrifice on the altar, and poured thereon an offering mingled with oil, and sprinkled wine and strewed frankincense over everything, and caused a goodly savor to arise, acceptable before the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 6:5
And the Lord smelt the goodly savor, and He made a covenant with him that there should not be any more a flood to destroy the earth;

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That all the days of the earth seed-time and harvest should never cease; cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night should not change their order, nor cease forever.

Book of Jubilees 6:7
"And you, increase and multiply upon the earth, and become many upon it, and be a blessing upon it.

Book of Jubilees 6:8
The fear of you and the dread of you I will inspire in everything that is on earth and in the sea.

Book of Jubilees 6:9
And behold I have given to you all beasts, and all winged things, and everything that moves on the earth, and the fish in the waters, and all things for food; as the green herbs, I have given you all things to eat.

Book of Jubilees 6:10
But flesh, with the life thereof, with the blood, you will not eat; for the life of all flesh is in the blood, lest your blood of your lives be required.

Book of Jubilees 6:11
At the hand of every man, at the hand of every [beast], will I require the blood of man.

Book of Jubilees 6:12
Whoso sheds man's blood by man will his blood be shed; for in the image of God He made man.

Book of Jubilees 6:13
And you, increase and multiply on the earth."

Book of Jubilees 6:14
And Noah and his sons swore that they would not eat any blood that was in any flesh,

Book of Jubilees 6:15
And he made a covenant before the Lord God forever throughout all the generations of the earth in this month.

Book of Jubilees 6:16
On this account He spoke to you that you should make a covenant with the Children of Israel in this month upon the mountain with an oath, and that you should sprinkle blood upon them because of all the words of the covenant, which the Lord made with them forever.

Book of Jubilees 6:17
And this testimony is written concerning you that you should observe it continually, so that you should not eat on any day any blood of beasts or birds or cattle during all the days of the earth,

Book of Jubilees 6:18
And the man who eats the blood of beast or of cattle or of birds during all the days of the earth, he and his seed will be rooted out of the land.

Book of Jubilees 6:19
And command the Children of Israel to eat no blood, so that their names and their seed may be before the Lord our God continually.

Book of Jubilees 6:20
And for this law there is no limit of days, for it is forever. They will observe it throughout their generations, so that they may continue supplicating on your behalf with blood before the altar;

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Every day and at the time of morning and evening they will seek forgiveness on your behalf perpetually before the Lord that they may keep it and not be rooted out.

Book of Jubilees 6:22
And He gave to Noah and his sons a sign that there should not again be a flood on the earth.

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He set His bow in the cloud for a sign of the eternal covenant that there should not again be a flood on the earth to destroy it all the days of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 6:24
For this reason it is ordained and written on the heavenly tables, that they should celebrate the feast of weeks in this month once a year, to renew the covenant every year.

Book of Jubilees 6:25
And this whole festival was celebrated in heaven from the day of creation till the days of Noah - twenty six jubilees and five weeks of years:...

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And Noah and his sons observed it for seven jubilees and one week of years, till the day of Noah's death, and from the day of Noah's death his sons did away with [it] until the days of Abraham, and they ate blood.

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But Abraham observed it, and Isaac and Jacob and his children observed it up to your days,

Book of Jubilees 6:28
And in your days the Children of Israel forgot it until you celebrated it anew on this mountain.

Book of Jubilees 6:29
And command the Children of Israel to observe this festival in all their generations for a commandment to them:

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One day in the year in this month they will celebrate the festival.

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For it is the feast of weeks and the feast of first fruits:

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This feast is twofold and of a double nature: according to what is written and engraven concerning it, celebrate it.

Book of Jubilees 6:33
For I have written in the book of the first law, in that which I have written for you, that you should celebrate it in its season, one day in the year,

Book of Jubilees 6:34
And I explained to you its sacrifices that the Children of Israel should remember and should celebrate it throughout their generations in this month, one day in every year.

Book of Jubilees 6:35
And on the new moon of the first month, and on the new moon of the fourth month, and on the new moon of the seventh month, and on the new moon of the tenth month are the days of remembrance, and the days of the seasons in the four divisions of the year.

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These are written and ordained as a testimony forever.

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And Noah ordained them for himself as feasts for the generations forever, so that they have become thereby a memorial to him.

Book of Jubilees 6:38
And on the new moon of the first month he was bidden to make for himself an ark, and on that [day] the earth became dry and he opened [the ark] and saw the earth.

Book of Jubilees 6:39
And on the new moon of the fourth month the mouths of the depths of the abysses beneath were closed.

Book of Jubilees 6:40
And on the new moon of the seventh month all the mouths of the abysses of the earth were opened, and the waters began to descend into them.

Book of Jubilees 6:41
And on the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were seen, and Noah was glad.

Book of Jubilees 6:42
And on this account he ordained them for himself as feasts for a memorial forever, and thus are they ordained.

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And they placed them on the heavenly tables, each had thirteen weeks; from one to another [passed] their memorial,

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From the first to the second, and from the second to the third, and from the third to the fourth.

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And all the days of the commandment will be fifty two weeks of days, and [these will make] the entire year complete.

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Thus it is engraven and ordained on the heavenly tables. And there is no neglecting [this commandment] for a single year or from year to year.

Book of Jubilees 6:47
And command the Children of Israel that they observe the years according to this reckoning -three hundred and sixty four days,

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And [these] will constitute a complete year, and they will not disturb its time from its days and from its feasts;

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For everything will fall out in them according to their testimony, and they will not leave out any day nor disturb any feasts.

Book of Jubilees 6:50
But if they do neglect and do not observe them according to His commandment, then they will disturb all their seasons, and the years will be dislodged from this [order],

Book of Jubilees 6:51
[And they will disturb the seasons and the years will be dislodged] and they will neglect their ordinances.

Book of Jubilees 6:52
And all the Children of Israel will forget, and will not find the path of the years, and will forget the new moons, and seasons, and sabbaths, and they will go wrong as to all the order of the years.

Book of Jubilees 6:53
For I know and from henceforth will I declare it to you, and it is not of my own devising; for the book [lies] written before me, and on the heavenly tables the division of days is ordained,

Book of Jubilees 6:54
Lest they forget the feasts of the covenant and walk according to the feasts of the Gentiles after their error and after their ignorance.

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For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon - now [it] disturbs the seasons and comes in from year to year ten days too soon. For this reason the years will come upon them when they will disturb [the order], and make an abominable [day] the day of testimony, and an unclean day a feast day,

Book of Jubilees 6:56
And they will confound all the days, the holy with the unclean, and the unclean day with the holy; for they will go wrong as to the months and sabbaths and feasts and jubilees...

Book of Jubilees 6:57
For this reason I command and testify to you that you may testify to them;

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For after your death your children will disturb [them], so that they will not make the year three hundred and sixty four days only,

Book of Jubilees 6:59
And for this reason they will go wrong as to the new moons and seasons and sabbaths and festivals, and they will eat all kinds of blood with all kinds of flesh.

Book of Jubilees 7:1
And in the seventh week in the first year thereof, in this jubilee, Noah planted vines on the mountain on which the ark had rested, named Lubar, one of the Ararat Mountains,

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And they produced fruit in the fourth year,

Book of Jubilees 7:3
And he guarded their fruit, and gathered it in this year in the seventh month. And he made wine therefrom and put it into a vessel, and kept it until the fifth year, until the first day, on the new moon of the first month.

Book of Jubilees 7:4
And he celebrated with joy the day of this feast, and he made a burnt sacrifice to the Lord, one young ox and one ram, and seven sheep, each a year old, and a kid of the goats, that he might make atonement thereby for himself and his sons.

Book of Jubilees 7:5
And he prepared the kid first, and placed some of its blood on the flesh that was on the altar which he had made, and all the fat he laid on the altar where he made the burnt sacrifice,

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And the ox and the ram and the sheep, and he laid all their flesh upon the altar. And he placed all their offerings mingled with oil upon it,

Book of Jubilees 7:7
And afterwards he sprinkled wine on the fire which he had previously made on the altar, and he placed incense on the altar and caused a sweet savor to ascend acceptable before the Lord his God.

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And he rejoiced and drank of this wine, he and his children with joy.

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And it was evening, and he went into his tent, and being drunken he lay down and slept, and was uncovered in his tent as he slept.

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And Ham saw Noah his father naked, and went forth and told his two brethren outside.

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And Shem took his garment and arose, he and Japheth, and they placed the garment on their shoulders and went backward and covered the shame of their father, and their faces were backward.

Book of Jubilees 7:12
And Noah awoke from his sleep and knew all that his younger son

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Had done to him, and he cursed his son and said, "Cursed is Canaan; an enslaved servant will he be to his brethren."

Book of Jubilees 7:14
And he blessed Shem, and said, "Blessed is the Lord God of Shem, and Canaan will be his servant.

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God will enlarge Japheth, and God will dwell in the dwelling of Shem, and Canaan will be his servant."

Book of Jubilees 7:16
And Ham knew that his father had cursed his younger son, and he was displeased that he had cursed his son, and he parted from his father, he and his sons with him, Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan.

Book of Jubilees 7:17
And he built for himself a city and called its name after the name of his wife Neelatamauk.

Book of Jubilees 7:18
And Japheth saw it, and became envious of his brother, and he too built for himself a city, and he called its name after the name of his wife Adataneses.

Book of Jubilees 7:19
And Shem dwelt with his father Noah, and he built a city close to his father on the mountain, and he too called its name after the name of his wife Sedeqetelebab.

Book of Jubilees 7:20
And behold these three cities are near Mount Lubar; Sedeqetelebab fronting the mountain on its east; and Naelatamauk on the south; Adataneses towards the west.

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And these are the sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad - this [son] was born two years after the flood - And Lud, and Aram.

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The sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan, tubal and Meshech and Tiras: these are the sons of Noah.

Book of Jubilees 7:23
And in the twenty eighth jubilee Noah began to enjoin upon his sons' sons the ordinances and commandments, and all the judgments that he knew,

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And he exhorted his sons to observe righteousness, and to cover the shame of their flesh, and to bless their Creator, and honor father and mother, and love their neighbor, and guard their souls from fornication and uncleanness and all iniquity.

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For owing to these three things came the flood upon the earth, namely,

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Owing to the fornication wherein the Watchers against the law of their ordinances went a whoring after the daughters of men, and took themselves wives of all which they chose: and they made the beginning of uncleanness.

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And they begat sons the Naphidim, and they were all unlike, and they devoured one another: and the Giants slew the Naphil, and the Naphil slew the Eljo, and the Eljo mankind, and one man another.

Book of Jubilees 7:28
And everyone sold himself to work iniquity and to shed much blood, and the earth was filled with iniquity.

Book of Jubilees 7:29
And after this they sinned against the beasts and birds, and all that moves and walks on the earth: and much blood was shed on the earth,

Book of Jubilees 7:30
And every imagination and desire of men imagined vanity and evil continually.

Book of Jubilees 7:31
And the Lord destroyed everything from off the face of the earth; because of the wickedness of their deeds, and because of the blood which they had shed in the midst of the earth, He destroyed everything.

Book of Jubilees 7:32
"And we were left, I and you, my sons, and everything that entered with us into the ark,

Book of Jubilees 7:33
And behold I see your works before me that you do not walk in righteousness; for in the path of destruction you have begun to walk,

Book of Jubilees 7:34
And you are parting one from another, and are envious one of another, and [so it comes] that you are not in harmony, my sons, each with his brother.

Book of Jubilees 7:35
For I see, and behold the demons have begun [their] seductions against you and against your children,

Book of Jubilees 7:36
And now I fear on your behalf, that after my death you will shed the blood of men upon the earth, and that you, too, will be destroyed from the face of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 7:37
For whoever sheds man's blood, and whoever eats the blood of any flesh, will all be destroyed from the earth.

Book of Jubilees 7:38
And there will not be left any man that eats blood. Or that sheds the blood of man on the earth, nor will there be left to him any seed or descendants living under heaven;

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For into Sheol will they go, and into the place of condemnation will they descend.

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And into the darkness of the deep will they all be removed by a violent death. There will be no blood seen upon you, of all

Book of Jubilees 7:41
The blood there will be all the days in which you have killed any beasts or cattle or whatever flies upon the earth, and work you a good work to your souls by covering that which has been shed on the face of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 7:42
And you will not be like him who eats with blood, but guard yourselves that none may eat blood before you:

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Cover the blood, for thus have I been commanded to testify to you and your children, together with all flesh.

Book of Jubilees 7:44
And suffer not the soul to be eaten with the flesh, that your blood, which is your life, may not be required at the hand of any flesh that sheds [it] on the earth.

Book of Jubilees 7:45
For the earth will not be clean from the blood which has been shed upon it; for [only] through the blood of him that shed it will the earth be purified throughout all its generations.

Book of Jubilees 7:46
And now, my children, listen: work judgement and righteousness that you may be planted in righteousness over the face of the whole earth, and your glory lifted up before my God, who saved me from the waters of the flood.

Book of Jubilees 7:47
And behold, you will go and build For yourselves cities, and plant in them all the plants that are upon the earth, and moreover all fruit bearing trees.

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For three years the fruit of everything that is eaten will not be gathered: and in the fourth year its fruit will be accounted holy [and they will offer the first fruits],

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Acceptable before the Most High God, who created heaven and earth and all things.

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Let them offer in abundance the first of the wine and oil [as] first fruits on the altar of the Lord, who receives it,

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And what is left let the servants of the house of the Lord eat before the altar which receives [it].

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And in the fifth year make you the release so that you release it in righteousness and uprightness, and you will be righteous, and all that you plant will prosper.

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For thus did Enoch, the father of your father command Methuselah, his son, and Methuselah his son Lamech, and Lamech commanded me all the things which his fathers commanded him.

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And I also will give you commandment, my sons, as Enoch commanded his son in the first jubilees:

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While still living, the seventh in his generation, he commanded and testified to his son and to his sons' sons until the day of his death.

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In the twenty ninth jubilee, in the first week, in the beginning thereof Arpachshad took to himself a wife and her name was Rasueja, [the daughter of Susan,] the daughter of Elam,

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And she bore him a son in the third year in this week, and he called his name Kainam.

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And the son grew, and his father taught him writing, and he went to seek For himself a place where he might seize For himself a city.

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And he found a writing which former [generations] had carved on the rock, and he read what was thereon, and he transcribed it and sinned owing to it; For it contained the teaching of the Watchers in accordance with which they used to observe

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The omens of the sun and moon and stars in all the signs of heaven.

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And he wrote it down and said nothing regarding it; For he was afraid to speak to Noah about it lest he should be angry with him on account of it.

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And in the thirtieth jubilee, in the second week, in the first year thereof, he took to himself a wife, and her name was Melka, the daughter of Madai, the son of Japheth,

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And in the fourth year he begat a son, and called his name Shelah; For he said, "Truly I have been sent."

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[And in the fourth year he was born], and Shelah grew up and took to himself a wife, and her name was Mu'ak, the daughter of Kesed, his father's brother,

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In the one and thirtieth jubilee, in the fifth week, in the first year thereof. And she bore him a son in the fifth year thereof, and he called his name Eber:

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And he took to himself a wife, and her name was Azurad the daughter of Nebrod, in the thirty second jubilee, in the seventh week, in the third year thereof.

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And in the sixth year thereof, she bore him a son, and he called his name Peleg;

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For in the days when he was born the children of Noah began to divide the earth amongst themselves: For this reason he called his name Peleg.

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And they divided [it] secretly amongst themselves, and told it to Noah.

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And it came to pass in the beginning of the thirty third jubilee that they divided the earth into three parts, For Shem and Ham and Japheth, according to the inheritance of each, in the first year in the first week, when one of us, who had been sent, was with them.

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And he called his sons, and they drew near to him, they and their children, and he divided the earth into the lots, which his three sons were to take in possession,

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And they reached forth their hands, and took the writing out of the bosom of Noah, their father.

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And there came forth on the writing as Shem's lot the middle of the earth which he should take as an inheritance For himself and For his sons For the generations of eternity, from the middle of the mountain range of Rafa, from the mouth of the water from the river Tina.

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And his portion goes towards the west through the midst of this river, and it extends till it reaches the water of the abysses, out of which this river goes forth

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And pours its waters into the sea Me'at, and this river flows into the great sea.

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And all that is towards the north is Japheth's, and all that is towards the south belongs to Shem. And it extends till it reaches Karaso: this is in the bosom of the tongue which looks towards the south.

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And his portion extends along the great sea, and it extends in a straight line till it reaches the west of the tongue which looks towards the south;

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For this sea is named the tongue of the Egyptian Sea.

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And it turns from here towards the south towards the mouth of the great sea on the shore of [its] waters, and it extends to the west to Afra

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And it extends till it reaches the waters of the river Gihon, and to the south of the waters of Gihon, to the banks of this river. And it extends towards the east, till it reaches the Garden of Eden, to the south thereof, [to the south] and from the east of the whole land of Eden and of the whole cast, it turns to the east,

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And proceeds till it reaches the east of the mountain named Rafa, and it descends to the bank of the mouth of the river Tina.

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This portion came forth by lot For Shem and his sons, that they should possess it forever to his generations forevermore.

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And Noah rejoiced that this portion came forth For Shem and For his sons, and he remembered all that he had spoken with his mouth in prophecy; For he had said:

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"Blessed is the Lord God of Shem, and may the Lord dwell in the dwelling of Shem."

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And he knew that the Garden of Eden is the holy of holies, and the dwelling of the Lord, and Mount Sinai the centre of the desert, and Mount Zion - the centre of the navel of the earth: these three were created as holy places facing each other.

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And he blessed the God of gods, who had put the word of the Lord into his mouth, and the Lord forevermore.

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And he knew that a blessed portion and a blessing had come to Shem and his sons to the generations forever -

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The whole land of Eden and the whole land of the Red Sea, and the whole land of the east, and India, and on the Red Sea and the mountains thereof, and all the land of Bashan, and all the land of Lebanon and the islands of Kaftur, and all the mountains of Sanir and Amana,

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And the mountains of Asshur in the north, and all the land of Elam, Asshur, and Babel, and Susan and Maedai and all the mountains of Ararat,

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And all the region beyond the sea, which is beyond the mountains of Asshur towards the north, a blessed and spacious land, and all that is in it is very good.

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And For Ham came forth the second portion, beyond the Gihon towards the south to the right of the Garden, and it extends towards the south

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And it extends to all the mountains of fire, and it extends towards the west to the sea of Atel and it extends towards the west till it reaches the sea of Ma'uk - that [sea] into which everything which is not destroyed descends.

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And it goes forth towards the north to the limits of Gadir, and it goes forth to the coast of the waters of the sea to the waters of the great sea till it draws near to the river Gihon, and goes along the river Gihon till it reaches the right of the Garden of Eden.

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And this is the land which came forth For Ham as the portion which he was to occupy forever For himself and his sons to their generations forever.

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And it goes forth towards the north to the limits of Gadir, and it goes forth to the coast of the waters of the sea to the waters of the great sea till it draws near to the river Gihon, and goes along the river Gihon till it reaches the right of the Garden of Eden.

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And it extends northerly to the north, and it extends to the mountains of Qelt towards the north, and towards the sea of Ma'uk,

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And it goes forth to the east of Gadir as far as the region of the waters of the sea. And it extends until it approaches the west of Fara

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And it returns towards Aferag, and it extends easterly to the waters of the sea of Me'at. And it extends to the region of the river Tina in a northeasterly direction until it approaches the boundary of its waters towards the mountain Rafa, and it turns round towards the north.

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This is the land which came forth For Japheth and his sons as the portion of his inheritance which he should possess For himself and his sons, For their generations forever;

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Five great islands, and a great land in the north. But it is cold, and the land of Ham is hot,

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And the land of Shem is neither hot nor cold, but it is of blended cold and heat.

Book of Jubilees 9:1
And Ham divided amongst his sons, and the first portion came forth For Cush towards the east, and to the west of him For Mizraim, and to the west of him For Put, and to the west of him [and to the west thereof] on the sea For Canaan.

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And Shem also divided amongst his sons, and the first portion came forth For Elam and his sons, to the east of the river Tigris till it approaches the east,

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The whole land of India, and on the Red Sea on its coast, and the waters of Dedan, and all the mountains of Mebri and Ela, and all the land of Susan and all that is on the side of Pharnak to the Red Sea and the river Tina.

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And For Asshur came forth the second portion, all the land of Asshur and Nineveh and Shinar and to the border of India, and it ascends and skirts the river.

Book of Jubilees 9:5
And For Arpachshad came forth the third portion, all the land of the region of the Chaldees to the east of the Euphrates, bordering on the Red Sea,

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And all the waters of the desert close to the tongue of the sea which looks towards Egypt, all the land of Lebanon and Sanir and Amana to the border of the Euphrates.

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And For Aram there came forth the fourth portion, all the land of Mesopotamia between the Tigris and the Euphrates to the north of the Chaldees to the border of the mountains of Asshur and the land of Arara.

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The whole land of India, and on the Red Sea on its coast, and the waters of Dedan, and all the mountains of Mebri and Ela, and all the land of Susan and all that is on the side of Pharnak to the Red Sea and the river Tina.

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And Japheth also divided the land of his inheritance amongst his sons.

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And the first portion came forth For Gomer to the east from the north side to the river Tina;

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And in the north there came forth For Magog all the inner portions of the north until it reaches to the sea of Me'at.

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And For Madai came forth as his portion that he should possess from the west of his two brothers to the islands, and to the coasts of the islands.

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And For Javan came forth the fourth portion every island and the islands which are towards the border of Lud.

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And For Tubal there came forth the fifth portion in the midst of the tongue which approaches towards the border of the portion of Lud to the second tongue, to the region beyond the second tongue to the third tongue.

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And For Tubal there came forth the fifth portion in the midst of the tongue which approaches towards the border of the portion of Lud to the second tongue, to the region beyond the second tongue to the third tongue.

Book of Jubilees 9:16
And For Tiras there came forth the seventh portion, four great islands in the midst of the sea, which reach to the portion of Ham [and the islands of Kamaturi came out by lot

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For the sons of Arpachshad as his inheritance].

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And thus the sons of Noah divided to their sons in the presence of Noah their father, and he bound them all by an oath, imprecating a curse on everyone that sought to seize the portion which had not fallen [to him] by his lot.

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And they all said, "So be it; so be it," For themselves and their sons forever throughout their generations

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Till the Day of Judgement, on which the Lord God will judge them with a sword and with fire, For all the unclean wickedness of their errors, wherewith they have filled the earth with transgression and uncleanness and fornication and sin.

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And in the third week of this jubilee the unclean demons began to lead astray the children of the sons of Noah; and to make to err and destroy them.

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And the sons of Noah came to Noah their father, and they told him concerning the demons which were, leading astray and blinding and slaying his sons' sons.

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And he prayed before the Lord his God, and said: God of the spirits of all flesh, who have shown mercy to me, and have saved me and my sons from the waters of the flood, and have not caused me to perish as You did the sons of perdition;

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For Your grace has been great towards me, and great has been Your mercy to my soul;

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Let Your grace be lifted up upon my sons,

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But bless me and my sons, that we may increase and multiply and replenish the earth.

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And You know how Your Watchers, the fathers of these spirits, acted in my day:

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And as for these spirits which are living, imprison them and hold them fast in the place of condemnation, and let them not bring destruction on the sons of Your servant, my God; for these are malignant, and created in order to destroy.

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And let them not rule over the spirits of the living; for You alone can exercise dominion over them. And let them not have power over the sons of the righteous from henceforth and forevermore."

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And the Lord our God bade us to bind all.

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And the chief of the spirits, Mastema, came and said, "Lord, Creator, let some of them remain before me, and let them listen to my voice, and do all that I will say to them;

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For if some of them are not left to me, I will not be able to execute the power of my will on the sons of men;

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For these are for corruption and leading astray before my judgement, for great is the wickedness of the sons of men."

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And He said, "Let the tenth part of them remain before him, and let nine parts descend into the place of condemnation."

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And one of us He commanded that we should teach Noah all their medicines; for He knew that they would not walk in uprightness, nor strive in righteousness.

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And we did according to all His words: all the malignant evil ones we bound in the place of condemnation, and a tenth part of them we left that they might be subject before Satan on the earth.

Book of Jubilees 10:17
And we explained to Noah all the medicines of their diseases, together with their seductions, how he might heal them with herbs of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 10:18
And Noah wrote down all things in a book as we instructed him concerning every kind of medicine.

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Thus the evil spirits were precluded from [hurting] the sons of Noah.

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And he gave all that he had written to Shem, his eldest son; for he loved him exceedingly above all his sons.

Book of Jubilees 10:21
And Noah slept with his fathers, and was buried on Mount Lubar in the land of Ararat.

Book of Jubilees 10:22
Nine hundred and fifty years he completed in his life, nineteen jubilees and two weeks and five years.

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And in his life on earth he excelled the children of men save Enoch because of the righteousness, wherein he was perfect.

Book of Jubilees 10:24
For Enoch's office was ordained for a testimony to the generations of the world, so that he should recount all the deeds of generation to generation, till the Day of Judgement.

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And in the three and thirtieth jubilee, in the first year in the second week, Peleg took to himself a wife, whose name was Lomna the daughter of Sinaar,

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And she bore him a son in the fourth year of this week, and he called his name Reu;

Book of Jubilees 10:27
For he said, "Behold the children of men have become evil through the wicked purpose of building for themselves a city and a tower in the land of Shinar."

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For they departed from the land of Ararat eastward to Shinar; for in his days they built the city and the tower, saying, "Go to, let us ascend thereby into heaven." *~28:38, *~40:36 - 37

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And they began to build, and in the fourth week they made brick with fire, and the bricks served them for stone, and the clay with which they cemented them together was asphalt which comes out of the sea, and out of the fountains of water in the land of Shinar.

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And in the third week of this jubilee the unclean demons began to lead astray the children of the sons of Noah; and to make to err and destroy them.

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And the Lord our God said to us, "Behold, they are one people, and [this] they begin to do, and now nothing will be withholden from them.

Book of Jubilees 10:32
Go to, let us go down and confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech,

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And they may be dispersed into cities and nations, and one purpose will no longer abide with them till the Day of Judgement."

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And the Lord descended, and we descended with Him to see the city and the tower which the children of men had built.

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And He confounded their language, and they no longer understood one another's speech, and they ceased then to build the city and the tower.

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For this reason the whole land of Shinar is called Babel, because the Lord confounded all the language of the children of men there, and from there they were dispersed into their cities, each according to his language and his nation.

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And the Lord sent a mighty wind against the tower and overthrew it upon the earth,

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And behold it was between Asshur and Babylon in the land of Shinar, and they called its name "Overthrow."

Book of Jubilees 10:39
In the fourth week in the first year in the beginning thereof in the four and thirtieth jubilee, were they dispersed from the land of Shinar.

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And Ham and his sons went into the land which he was to occupy, which he acquired as his portion in the land of the south.

Book of Jubilees 10:41
And Canaan saw the land of Lebanon to the river of Egypt that it was very good, and he went not into the land of his inheritance to the west [that is to] the sea,

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And he dwelt in the land of Lebanon, eastward and westward from the border of Jordan and from the border of the sea.

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And Ham, his father, and Cush and Mizraim, his brothers, said to him, "You have settled in a land which is not your, and which did not fall to us by lot:

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Do not do so; for if you dost do so, you and your sons will fall in the land and [be] accursed through sedition;

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For by sedition you have settled, and by sedition will your children fall, and you will be rooted out forever.

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Dwell not in the dwelling of Shem; for to Shem and to his sons did it come by their lot.

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Cursed are you, and cursed will you be beyond all the sons of Noah, by the curse by which we bound ourselves by an oath in the presence of the holy judge, and in the presence of Noah our father."

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But he did not listen to them, and dwelt in the land of Lebanon from Hamath to the entering of Egypt, he and his sons until this day. And for this reason that land is named Canaan.

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And Japheth and his sons went towards the sea and dwelt in the land of their portion,

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And Madai saw the land of the sea and it did not please him, and he begged a [portion] from Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad, his wife's brother,

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And he dwelt in the land of Media, near to his wife's brother until this day. And he called his dwelling place, and the dwelling place of his sons, Media, after the name of their father Madai.

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And in the thirty fifth jubilee, in the third week, in the first year thereof, Reu took to himself a wife, and her name was Ora, the daughter of Ur, the son of Kesed,

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And she bore him a son, and he called his name Seroh, in the seventh year of this week in this jubilee.

Book of Jubilees 11:3
And the sons of Noah began to war on each other, to take captive and to slay each other, and to shed the blood of men on the earth, and to eat blood,

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And to build strong cities, and walls, and towers, and individuals [began] to exalt themselves above the nation, and to found the beginnings of kingdoms,

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And to go to war people against people, and nation against nation, and city against city, and all [began] to do evil, and to acquire arms, and to teach their sons war,

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And they began to capture cities, and to sell male and female slaves.

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And Ur, the son of Kesed, built the city of Ara of the Chaldees, and called its name after his own name and the name of his father.

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And they made for themselves molten images, and they served each the idol, the molten image which they had made for themselves,

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And they began to make graven images and unclean simulacra, and malignant spirits assisted and seduced [them] into committing transgression and uncleanness.

Book of Jubilees 11:10
And the prince Mastema exerted himself to do all this, and he sent forth other spirits, those which were put under his hand, to do all manner of wrong and sin, and all manner of transgression, to corrupt and destroy, and to shed blood upon the earth.

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For this reason he called the name of Seroh, Serug, for every one turned to do all manner of sin and transgression.

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And he grew up, and dwelt in Ur of the Chaldees, near to the father of his wife's mother, and he served idols,

Book of Jubilees 11:13
And he took to himself a wife in the thirty sixth jubilee, in the fifth week, in the first year thereof, and her name was Melka, the daughter of Kaber, the daughter of his father's brother.

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And she bore him Nahor, in the first year of this week, and he grew and dwelt in Ur of the Chaldees,

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And his father taught him the researches of the Chaldees to divine and augur, according to the signs of heaven.

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And in the thirty seventh jubilee, in the sixth week, in the first year thereof, he took to himself a wife, and her name was Ijaska, the daughter of Nestag of the Chaldees. And she bore him Terah in the seventh year of this week.

Book of Jubilees 11:17
And the prince Mastema sent ravens and birds to devour the seed which was sown in the land, in order to destroy the land, and rob the children of men of their labors.

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Before they could plough in the seed, the ravens picked [it] from the surface of the ground.

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And for this reason he called his name Terah, because the ravens and the birds reduced them to destitution and devoured their seed.

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And the years began to be barren, owing to the birds, and they devoured all the fruit of the trees from the trees:

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It was only with great effort that they could save a little of all the fruit of the earth in their days.

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And in this thirty ninth jubilee, in the second week in the first year, terah took to himself a wife, and her name was Edna, the daughter of Abram the daughter of his father's sister.

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And in the seventh year of this week she bore him a son, and he called his name Abram, by the name of the father of his mother; for he had died before his daughter had conceived a son.

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And the child began to understand the errors of the earth that all went astray after graven images and after uncleanness,

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And his father taught him writing, and he was two weeks of years old, and he separated himself from his father that he might not serve idols with him.

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And he began to pray to the Creator of all things that He might save him from the errors of the children of men, and that his portion should not fall into error after uncleanness and vileness.

Book of Jubilees 11:27
And the seed time came for the sowing of seed upon the land, and they all went forth together to protect their seed against the ravens,

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And Abram went forth with those that went, and the child was a lad of fourteen years. And a cloud of ravens came to devour the seed,

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And Abram ran to meet them before they settled on the ground, and cried to them before they settled on the ground to devour the seed, and said,

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"Descend not: return to the place where you came," and they proceeded to turn back.

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And he caused the clouds of ravens to turn back that day seventy times, and of all the ravens throughout all the land where Abram was there settled there not so much as one.

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And all who were with him throughout all the land saw him cry out, and all the ravens turn back, and his name became great in all the land of the Chaldees.

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And there came to him this year all those that wished to sow, and he went with them until the time of sowing ceased:

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And they sowed their land, and that year they brought enough grain home and ate and were satisfied.

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And in the first year of the fifth week Abram taught those who made implements for oxen,

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The artificers in wood, and they made a vessel above the ground, facing the frame of the plough, in order to put the seed thereon, and the seed fell down therefrom upon the share of the plough, and was hidden in the earth,

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And they no longer feared the ravens. And after this manner they made [vessels] above the ground on all the frames of the ploughs,

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And they sowed and tilled all the land, accordingly as Abram commanded them, and they no longer feared the birds.

Book of Jubilees 12:1
And it came to pass in the sixth week, in the seventh year thereof, that Abram said to Terah his father, saying, "Father!" and he said, "Behold, here am I, my son."

Book of Jubilees 12:2
And he said, "What help and profit do we have from those idols which you serve, and before which you bow yourself? For there is no spirit in them, for they are dumb forms, and a misleading of the heart. Serve them not; *6:74, *19:41 - 46, *21:51 - 54, *37:83 - 86

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Serve the God of heaven, *26:69 - 77, *29:16 - 17, *43:26 who causes the rain and the dew to descend on the earth, and does everything upon the earth, and has created everything by His word, and all life is from before His Face.

Book of Jubilees 12:4
Why do you serve things that have no spirit in them? For they are the work of [men's] hands, and on your shoulders you bear them,

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And you have no help from them, but they are a great cause of shame to those who make them, and a misleading of the heart to those who serve them: serve them not."

Book of Jubilees 12:6
And his father said to him, "I also know it, my son, but what will I do with a people who have made me to serve before them?

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And if I tell them the truth, they will slay me; for their soul cleaves to them to serve them and honor them. Keep silent, my son, lest they slay you."

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And these words he spoke to his two brothers, and they were angry with him and he kept silent.

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And in the fortieth jubilee, in the second week, in the seventh year thereof, Abram took to himself a wife, and her name was Sarai, the daughter of his father, and she became his wife.

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And Haran, his brother, took to himself a wife in the third year of the third week, and she bore him a son in the seventh year of this week and he called his name Lot.

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And Nahor, his brother, took to himself a wife.

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And in the sixtieth year of the life of Abram, that is, in the fourth week, in the fourth year thereof, Abram arose by night, and burned the house of the idols, *~21:58 - 60 and he burned all that was in the house, and no man knew it.

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And they arose in the night and sought to save their gods from the midst of the fire.

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And Haran hastened to save them, but the fire flamed over him, and he was burnt in the fire, and he died in Ur of the Chaldees before Terah his father, and they buried him in Ur of the Chaldees.

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And Terah went forth from Ur of the Chaldees, he and his sons, to go into the land of Lebanon and into the land of Canaan, and he dwelt in the land of Haran,

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And Abram, dwelt with Terah his father in Haran two weeks of years.

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And in the sixth week, in the fifth year thereof, Abram sat up throughout the night on the new moon of the seventh month to observe the stars from the evening to the morning, in order to see what would be the character of the year with regard to the rains,

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And he was alone as he sat and observed. And a word came into his heart and he said, "All the signs of the stars, and the signs of the moon and of the sun are all in the hand of the Lord.

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Why do I search [them] out? If He desires, He causes it to rain, morning and evening; and if He desires, He withholds it, and all things are in His hand."

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And he prayed that night and said "My God, God Most High, You alone are my God, and You and Your kingdom have I chosen. And You have created all things, and all things that are are the work of Your hands.

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Deliver me from the hands of evil spirits who have sway over the thoughts of men's hearts, and let them not lead me astray from You, my God.

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And esstablish me and my seed forever that we go not astray from henceforth and forevermore."

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And he said, "Shall I return to Ur of the Chaldees who seek my face that I may return to them, or am I to remain here in this place?

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The right path before You, prosper it in the hands of Your servant that he may fulfill [it] and that I may not walk in the deceitfulness of my heart, O my God."

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And he made an end of speaking and praying, and behold the word of the Lord was sent to him through me, saying:

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"Get up from your country, and from your kindred and from the house of your father to a land which I will show you,

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And I will make you a great and numerous nation. And I will bless you and I will make your name great, and you will be blessed in the earth,

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And in you will all families of the earth be blessed, and I will bless them that bless you, and curse them that curse you.

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And I will be a God to you and your son, and to your son's son, and to all your seed:

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Fear not, from henceforth and to all generations of the earth; I am your God."

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And the Lord God said, "Open his mouth and his ears, that he may hear and speak with his mouth, with the language which has been revealed;" for it had ceased from the mouths of all the children of men from the day of the overthrow [of Babel].

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And I opened his mouth, and his ears and his lips, and I began to speak with him in Hebrew in the tongue of the creation. And he took the books of his fathers, and these were written in Hebrew and he transcribed them, and he began from henceforth to study them, and I made known to him that which he could not [understand], and he studied them during the six rainy months.

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And it came to pass in the seventh year of the sixth week that he spoke to his father, and informed him that he would leave Haran to go into the land of Canaan to see it and return to him.

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And Terah his father said to him; "Go in peace: may the eternal God make your path straight, and the Lord [be with you, and] protect you from all evil,

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And grant to you grace, mercy and favor before those who see you, and may none of the children of men have power over you to harm you; go in peace.

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And if you see a land pleasant to your eyes to dwell in, then arise and take me to you and take Lot with you, the son of Haran your brother, as your own son: the Lord be with you. And Nahor your brother leave with me till you return in peace, and we go with you all together."

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And Abram journeyed from Haran, and he took Sarai, his wife, and Lot his brother Haran's son, to the land of Canaan, and he came into Asshur,

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And proceeded to Shechem, and dwelt near a lofty oak. And he saw, and, behold, the land was very pleasant from the entering of Hamath to the lofty oak.

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And the Lord said to him, "To you and to your seed will I give this land." And he built an altar there, and he offered thereon a burnt sacrifice to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

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And he removed from there to the mountain . . . Bethel on the west and Ai on the east, and pitched his tent there.

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And he saw and behold, the land was very wide and good, and everything grew thereon -

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Vines and figs and pomegranates, oaks and ilexes, and terebinths and oil trees, and cedars and cypresses and date trees, and all trees of the field, and there was water on the mountains.

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And he blessed the Lord who had led him out of Ur of the Chaldees, and had brought him to this land.

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And it came to pass in the first year, in the seventh week, on the new moon of the first month, that he built an altar on this mountain, and called on the name of the Lord, "You, the eternal God, are my God."

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And he offered on the altar a burnt sacrifice to the Lord that He should be with him and not forsake him all the days of his life.

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And he removed from there and went towards the south, and he came to Hebron, and Hebron was built at, that time, and he dwelt there two years, and he went [there] into the land of the south, to Bealoth and there was a famine in the land.

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And Abram went into Egypt in the third year of the week, and he dwelt in Egypt five years before his wife was torn away from him.

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Now Tanais in Egypt was at that time built - seven years after Hebron.

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And it came to pass when Pharaoh seized Sarai, the wife of Abram, that the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

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And Abram was very glorious by reason of possessions in sheep, and cattle, and asses, and horses, and camels, and menservants, and maidservants, and in silver and gold exceedingly.

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And Lot also, his brother's son, was wealthy.

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And Pharaoh gave back Sarai, the wife of Abram, and he sent him out of the land of Egypt, and he journeyed to the place where he had pitched his tent at the beginning, to the place of the altar, with Ai on the east, and Bethel on the west, and he blessed the Lord his God who had brought him back in peace.

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And it came to pass in the forty first jubilee, in the third year of the first week, that he returned to this place and offered thereon a burnt sacrifice, and called on the name of the Lord, and said, "You, the Most High God, are my God forever and ever."

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And in the fourth year of this week Lot parted from him,

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And Lot dwelt in Sodom, and the men of Sodom were sinners exceedingly.

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And it grieved him in his heart that his brother's son had parted from him; for he had no children.

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In that year when Lot was taken captive, the Lord said to Abram, after that Lot had parted from him, in the fourth year of this week:

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And it came to pass when Pharaoh seized Sarai, the wife of Abram, that the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

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And Abram went to Hebron, and dwelt there.

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And in this year came Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Amraphel, king of Shinar, and Arioch, king of Sellasar and Tergal, king of nations,

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And slew the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Sodom fled, and many fell through wounds in the vale of Siddim, by the Salt Sea. And they took captive Sodom and Adam and Zeboim,

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And they took captive Lot also, the son of Abram's brother, and all his possessions, and they went to Dan.

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And one who had escaped came and told Abram that his brother's son

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Had been taken captive and [Abram] armed his household servants.

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For Abram, and for his seed, a tenth of the first fruits to the Lord, and the Lord ordained it as an ordinance forever that they should give it to the priests who served before Him, that they should possess it forever.

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And to this law there is no limit of days; for He has ordained it for the generations forever that they should give to the Lord the tenth of everything, of the seed and of the wine and of the oil and of the cattle and of the sheep.

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And He gave [it] to His priests to eat and to drink with joy before Him.

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And the king of Sodom came to him and bowed himself before him, and said, "Our lord Abram, give to us the souls which you have rescued, but let the booty be yours."

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And Abram said to him, "I lift up my hands to the Most High God,

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That from a thread to a shoe-latchet I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say I have made Abram rich;

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Save only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me - Aner, Eschol, and Mamre. These will take their portion."

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After these things, in the fourth year of this week, on the new moon of the third month, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a dream, saying:

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"Fear not, Abram; I am your defender, and your reward will be exceedingly great."

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And he said, "Lord, Lord, what will You give me, seeing I go from here childless, and the son of Maseq, the son of my handmaid, is the Dammasek Eliezer: he will be my heir, and to me you have given no seed."

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And He said to him, "This [man] will not be your heir, but one that will come out of your own bowels; he will be your heir."

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And He brought him forth abroad, and said to him, "Look toward heaven and number the stars, if you are able to number them."

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And he looked toward heaven, and beheld the stars. And He said to him, "So will your seed be."

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And he believed in the Lord, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

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And He said to him, "I am the Lord that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you the land of the Canaanites to possess it forever;

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And I will be God to you and to your seed after you."

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And he said, "Lord, Lord, whereby will I know that I will inherit [it]?"

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And he said to him, "Take Me an heifer of three years, and a goat of three years, and a sheep of three years, and a turtle-dove, and a pigeon."...

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And he took all these in the middle of the month;

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And he dwelt at the oak of Mamre, which is near Hebron.

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And he built there an altar, and sacrificed all these; and he poured their blood upon the altar, and divided them in the midst, and laid them over against each other; but the birds he did not divide.

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And birds came down upon the pieces, and Abram drove them away, and did not allow the birds to touch them.

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And it came to pass, when the sun had set, that an ecstasy fell upon Abram, and behold, a horror of great darkness fell upon him,

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And it was said to Abram, "Know of a surety that your seed will be a stranger in a land [that is] not theirs, and they will bring them into bondage, and afflict them four hundred years.

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And the nation also to whom they will be in bondage will I judge, and after that they will come forth there with much substance.

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And you will go to your fathers in peace, and be buried in a good old age.

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But in the fourth generation they will return here; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full."

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And he awoke from his sleep, and he arose, and the sun had set;

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And there was a flame, and behold, a furnace was smoking, and a flame of fire passed between the pieces.

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And on that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your seed will I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,

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The Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Perizzites, and the Rephaim, the Phakorites, and the Hivites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."

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And the day passed, and Abram offered the pieces, and the birds, and their fruit offerings, and their drink offerings, and the fire devoured them.

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And on that day We made a covenant with Abram, accordingly as We had covenanted with Noah in this month;

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And Abram renewed the festival and ordinance for himself forever.

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And Abram rejoiced, and made all these things known to Sarai his wife; and he believed that he would have seed, but she did not bear.

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And Sarai advised her husband Abram, and said to him, "Go in to Hagar, my Egyptian maid: it may be that I will build up seed to you by her."

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And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai his wife, and said to her, "Do [so]."

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And Sarai took Hagar, her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to Abram, her husband, to be his wife.

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And he went in to her, and she conceived and bore him a son, and he called his name Ishmael, in the fifth year of this week;

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And this was the eighty sixth year in the life of Abram.

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And in the fifth year of the fourth week of this jubilee, in the third month, in the middle of the month, Abram celebrated the feast of the first fruits of the grain harvest.

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And he offered new offerings on the altar, the first fruits of the produce, to the Lord, a heifer and a goat and a sheep on the altar as a burnt sacrifice to the Lord; their fruit offerings and their drink offerings he offered upon the altar with frankincense.

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And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty; approve yourself before Me and be perfect. And I will make My covenant between

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Me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly."

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And on that day We made a covenant with Abram, accordingly as We had covenanted with Noah in this month;

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"Behold My ordinance is with you, and you will be the father of many nations.

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Neither will your name any more be called Abram, but your name from henceforth, even forever, will be Abraham. For the father of many nations have I made you.

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And I will make you very great, and I will make you into nations, and kings will come forth from you.

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And I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and your seed after you, throughout their generations, for an eternal covenant, so that I may be a God to you, and to your seed after you.

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[And I will give to you and to your seed after you] the land where you have been a sojourner, the land of Canaan, that you may possess it forever, and I will be their God."

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And the Lord said to Abraham, "And as for you, do you keep My Covenant, you and your seed after you,

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And circumcise every male among you, and circumcise your foreskins, and it will be a token of an eternal covenant between Me and you.

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And the child on the eighth day you will circumcise, every male throughout your generations, him that is born in the house, or whom you have bought with money from any stranger, whom you have acquired

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Who is not of your seed. He who is born in your house will surely be circumcised, and those whom you have bought with money will be circumcised, and My covenant will be in your flesh for an eternal ordinance.

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And the uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin on the eighth day, that soul will be cut off from his people, for he has broken My covenant."

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And God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, her name will no more be called Sarai, but Sarah will be her name.

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And I will bless her, and give you a son by her, and I will bless him, and he will become a nation, and kings of nations will proceed from him."

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And Abraham fell on his face, and rejoiced, and said in his heart, "Shall a son be born to him who is a hundred years old, and will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bring forth?"

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And Abraham said to God, "O that Ishmael might live before you!"

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And God said, "Yea, and Sarah also will bear you a son, and you will call his name Isaac, and I will establish My covenant with him, an everlasting covenant, and for his seed after him.

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And as for Ishmael also have I heard you, and behold I will bless him, and make him great, and multiply him exceedingly, and he will beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

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But My covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you, in these days, in the next year."

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And He left off speaking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

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And Abraham did accordingly as God had said to him, and he took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and whom he had bought with his money, every male in his house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin.

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And on the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and all the men of his house, [and those born in the house], and all those, whom he had bought with money from the children of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

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This law is for all the generations forever,

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And there is no circumcision of the days, and no omission of one day out of the eight days; for it is an eternal ordinance, ordained and written on the heavenly tables.

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And everyone that is born, the flesh of whose foreskin is not circumcised on the eighth day, belongs not to the children of the covenant which the Lord made with Abraham, but to the children of destruction;

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Nor is there, moreover, any sign on him that he is the Lord's, but [he is destined] to be destroyed and slain from the earth, and to be rooted out of the earth, for he has broken the covenant of the Lord our God.

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For all the angels of the presence and all the angels of sanctification have been so created from the day of their creation, and before the angels of the presence and the angels of sanctification He has sanctified Israel, that they should be with Him and with His holy angels.

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And command the Children of Israel and let them observe the sign of this covenant for their generations as an eternal ordinance, and they will not be rooted out of the land.

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For the command is ordained for a covenant, that they should observe it forever among all the Children of Israel.

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For Ishmael and his sons and his brothers and Esau, the Lord did not cause to approach Him, and He chose them not because they are the children of Abraham, because He knew them, but He chose Israel to be His people.

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And He sanctified it, and gathered it from amongst all the children of men ;

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For there are many nations and many peoples, and all are His, and over all has He placed spirits in authority to lead them astray from Him.

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But over Israel He did not appoint any angel or spirit, for He alone is their ruler, and He will preserve them and require them at the hand of His angels and His spirits, and at the hand of all His powers in order

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That He may preserve them and bless them, and that they may be His and He may be theirs from henceforth forever.

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And now I announce to you that the Children of Israel will not keep true to this ordinance, and they will not circumcise their sons according to all this law;

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For in the flesh of their circumcision they will omit this circumcision of their sons, and all of them, sons of Beliar, will leave their sons uncircumcised as they were born.

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And there will be great wrath from the Lord against the Children of Israel, because they have forsaken His covenant and turned aside from His word,

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And provoked and blasphemed, inasmuch as they do not observe the ordinance of this law; for they have treated their members like the Gentiles, so that they may be removed and rooted out of the land.

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And there will no more be pardon or forgiveness to them [so that there should be forgiveness and pardon] for all the sin of this eternal error.

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And on the new moon of the fourth month we appeared to Abraham, at the oak of Mamre, and we talked with him,

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And we announced to him that a son would be given to him by Sarah his wife.

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And Sarah laughed, for she heard that we had spoken these words with Abraham,

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And we admonished her, and she became afraid, and denied that she had laughed on account of the words.

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And we told her the name of her son, as his name is ordained and written in the heavenly tables [as] Isaac.

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And [that] when we returned to her at a set time, she would have conceived a son.

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And in this month the Lord executed his judgments on Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Zeboim, and all the region of the Jordan,

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And He burned them with fire and brimstone, and destroyed them until this day, even as I have declared to you all their works,

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That they are wicked and sinners exceedingly, and that they defile themselves and commit fornication in their flesh, and work uncleanness on the earth.

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And, in like manner, God will execute judgement on the places where they have done according to the uncleanness of the Sodomites, like to the judgement of Sodom.

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But Lot we saved; for God remembered Abraham, and sent him out from the midst of the overthrow.

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And he and his daughters committed sin upon the earth, such as had not been on the earth since the days of Adam till his time; for the man lay with his daughters.

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And, behold, it was commanded and engraven concerning all his seed, on the heavenly tables, to remove them and root them out, and to execute judgement upon them like the judgement of Sodom, and to leave no seed of the man on earth on the day of condemnation.

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And in this month Abraham moved from Hebron, and departed and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur in the mountains of Gerar.

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And in the middle of the fifth month he moved from there, and dwelt at the Well of the Oath.

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And in the middle of the sixth month the Lord visited Sarah and did to her as He had spoken, and she conceived.

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And she bore a son in the third month, and in the middle of the month, at the time of which the Lord had spoken to Abraham,

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On the festival of the first fruits of the harvest, Isaac was born. And Abraham circumcised his son on the eighth day:

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He was the first that was circumcised according to the covenant which is ordained forever.

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And in the sixth year of the fourthweek we came to Abraham, to the Well of the Oath, and we appeared to him [as we had told Sarah that we should return to her,

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And she would have conceived a son. And we returned in the seventh month, and found Sarah with child before us]

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And we blessed him, and we announced to him all the things which had been decreed concerning him, that he should not die till he should beget six sons more,

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And should see [them] before he died; but [that] in Isaac should his name and seed be called:

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And [that] all the seed of his sons should be Gentiles, and be reckoned with the Gentiles; but from the sons of Isaac one should become a holy seed, and should not be reckoned among the Gentiles.

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For he should become the portion of the Most High, and all his seed had fallen into the possession of God, that it should be to the Lord a people for [His] possession above all nations and that it should become a kingdom and priests and a holy nation.

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And we went our way, and we announced to Sarah all that we had told him, and they both rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

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And he built there an altar to the Lord who had delivered him, and who was making him rejoice in the land of his sojourning, and he celebrated a festival of joy in this month seven days, near the altar which he had built at the Well of the Oath. And he built booths for himself and for his servants on this festival,

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And he was the first to celebrate the feast of tabernacles on the earth. And during these seven days he brought each day to the altar a burnt offering to the Lord,

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Two oxen, two rams, seven sheep, one he-goat, for a sin offering, that he might atone thereby for himself and for his seed.

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And, as a thank offering, seven rams, seven kids, seven sheep, and seven he-goats, and their fruit offerings and their drink offerings;

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And he burnt all the fat thereof on the altar, a chosen offering to the Lord for a sweet smelling savor.

Book of Jubilees 16:32
And morning and evening he burnt fragrant substances, frankincense and galbanum, and stacte, and nard, and myrrh, and spice, and costum; all these seven he offered, crushed, mixed together in equal parts [and] pure.

Book of Jubilees 16:33
And he celebrated this feast during seven days, rejoicing with all his heart and with all his soul, he and all those who were in his house; and there was no stranger with him, nor any that was uncircumcised.

Book of Jubilees 16:34
And he blessed his Creator who had created him in his generation, for He had created him according to His good pleasure;

Book of Jubilees 16:35
For He knew and perceived that from him would arise the plant of righteousness for the eternal generations, and from him a holy seed, so that it should become like Him who had made all things.

Book of Jubilees 16:36
And he blessed and rejoiced, and he called the name of this festival the festival of the Lord, a joy acceptable to the Most High God.

Book of Jubilees 16:37
And we blessed him forever, and all his seed after him throughout all the generations of the earth, because he celebrated this festival in its season, according to the testimony of the heavenly tables.

Book of Jubilees 16:38
For this reason it is ordained on the heavenly tables concerning Israel, that they will celebrate the feast of tabernacles seven days with joy, in the seventh month, acceptable before the Lord - a statute forever throughout their generations every year.

Book of Jubilees 16:39
And to this there is no limit of days; for it is ordained forever regarding Israel that they should celebrate it and dwell in booths, and set wreaths upon their heads,

Book of Jubilees 16:40
And take leafy boughs, and willows from the brook. And Abraham took branches of palm trees, and the fruit of goodly trees,

Book of Jubilees 16:41
And every day going round the altar with the branches seven times [a day] in the morning, he praised and gave thanks to his God for all things in joy.

Book of Jubilees 17:1
Isaac was weaned in this jubilee, and Abraham made a great banquet in the third month, on the day his son Isaac was weaned.

Book of Jubilees 17:2
And Ishmael, the son of Hagar, the Egyptian, was before the face of Abraham, his father, in his place,

Book of Jubilees 17:3
And Abraham rejoiced and blessed God because he had seen his sons and had not died childless.

Book of Jubilees 17:4
And he remembered the words which He had spoken to him on the day on which Lot had parted from him, and he rejoiced because the Lord had given him seed upon the earth to inherit the earth,

Book of Jubilees 17:5
And he blessed with all his mouth the Creator of all things.

Book of Jubilees 17:6
And Sarah saw Ishmael playing and dancing and Abraham rejoicing with great joy, and she became jealous of Ishmael and said to Abraham,

Book of Jubilees 17:7
"Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman will not be heir with my son, Isaac."

Book of Jubilees 17:8
And the thing was grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his maidservant and because of his son, that he should drive them from him.

Book of Jubilees 17:9
And God said to Abraham "Let it not be grievous in your sight, because of the child and because of the bondwoman; in all that Sarah has said to you, listen to her words and do [them]; for in Isaac will your name and seed be called.

Book of Jubilees 17:10
But as for the son of this bondwoman I will make him a great nation, because he is of your seed."

Book of Jubilees 17:11
And Abraham rose up early in the morning and took bread and a bottle of water, and placed them on the shoulders of Hagar and the child, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba,

Book of Jubilees 17:12
And the water in the bottle was spent, and the child thirsted, and was not able to go on, and fell down.

Book of Jubilees 17:13
And his mother took him and cast him under an olive tree,

Book of Jubilees 17:14
And went and sat her down over against him, at the distance of a bow shot; for she said, "Let me not see the death of my child," and as she sat she wept.

Book of Jubilees 17:15
And an angel of God, one of the holy ones, said to her, "Why do you weep, Hagar? Arise, take the child, and hold him in your hand; for God has heard your voice, and has seen the child."

Book of Jubilees 17:16
And she opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water, and she went and filled her bottle with water, and she gave her child to drink,

Book of Jubilees 17:17
And she arose and went towards the wilderness of Paran. And the child grew and became an archer, and God was with him;

Book of Jubilees 17:18
And his mother took him a wife from among the daughters of Egypt. And she bore him a son, and he called his name Nebaioth; for she said, "The Lord was near to me when I called upon Him."

Book of Jubilees 17:19
For he should become the portion of the Most High, and all his seed had fallen into the possession of God, that it should be to the Lord a people for [His] possession above all nations and that it should become a kingdom and priests and a holy nation.

Book of Jubilees 17:20
That he was faithful in all that He told him, and that he loved the Lord, and that in every affliction he was faithful.

Book of Jubilees 17:21
And the prince Mastema came and said before God, "Behold, Abraham loves Isaac his son, and he delights in him above all things else;

Book of Jubilees 17:22
Bid him offer him as a burnt offering on the altar, and You will see if he will do this command, and You will know if he is faithful in everything wherein You try him."

Book of Jubilees 17:23
And the Lord knew that Abraham was faithful in all his afflictions; for He had tried him through his country and with famine, and had tried him with the wealth of kings, and had tried him again through his wife, when she was torn [from him],

Book of Jubilees 17:24
And with circumcision, and had tried him through Ishmael and Hagar, his maid-servant, when he sent them away. And in everything wherein He had tried him, he was found faithful,

Book of Jubilees 17:25
And his soul was not impatient, and he was not slow to act; for he was faithful and a lover of the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 18:1
And God said to him, "Abraham, Abraham;" and he said, "Behold, [here] am I."

Book of Jubilees 18:2
And He said, "Take your beloved son whom you love, [even] Isaac, and go to the high country, and offer him on one of the mountains which I will point out to you."

Book of Jubilees 18:3
And he rose early in the morning and saddled his ass, and took his two young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood of the burnt offering, and he went to the place on the third day, and he saw the place afar off.

Book of Jubilees 18:4
And he came to a well of water, and he said to his young men, "Abide here with the ass, and I and the lad will go, and when we have prostrated we will come again to you."

Book of Jubilees 18:5
And he took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife, and they went both of them together to that place.

Book of Jubilees 18:6
And Isaac said to his father, "Father;" and he said, "Here I am, my son." and he said to him, "Behold the fire, and the knife, and the wood; but where is the sheep for the burnt offering, father?"

Book of Jubilees 18:7
And he said, "God will provide for Himself a sheep for a burnt offering, my son." and he drew near to the place of the mount of God.

Book of Jubilees 18:8
And he built an altar, and he placed the wood on the altar, and bound Isaac his son, and placed him on the wood which was upon the altar,

Book of Jubilees 18:9
And stretched forth his hand to take the knife to slay Isaac his son.

Book of Jubilees 18:10
And I stood before him, and before the prince of the Mastema, and the Lord said, "Bid him not to lay his hand on the lad, nor to do anything to him, for I have shown that he fears the Lord."

Book of Jubilees 18:11
And I called to him from heaven, and said to him, "Abraham, Abraham;" and he was terrified and said, "Behold, [here] am I."

Book of Jubilees 18:12
And I said to him, "Lay not your hand upon the lad, neither do you anything to him; for now I have shown that you fear the Lord, and have not withheld your son, your firstborn son, from Me."

Book of Jubilees 18:13
And the prince of the Mastema was put to shame;

Book of Jubilees 18:14
And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, a single ram caught . . . by his horns, and Abraham went and took the ram and offered it for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

Book of Jubilees 18:15
And Abraham called that place "The Lord has seen," so that it is said "[In the mount] the Lord has seen;" that is Mount Sion.

Book of Jubilees 18:16
And the Lord called Abraham by his name a second time from heaven, as he caused us to appear to speak to him in the name of the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 18:17
And He said, "By Myself have I sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your beloved son,

Book of Jubilees 18:18
From Me, that in blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is on the seashore. And your seed will inherit the cities of its enemies,

Book of Jubilees 18:19
And in your seed will all nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed My voice, and I have shown to all that you are faithful to Me in all that I have said to you: Go in peace."

Book of Jubilees 18:20
And Abraham went to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba, and Abraham dwelt by the Well of the Oath.

Book of Jubilees 18:21
And he celebrated this festival every year, seven days with joy, and he called it the festival of the Lord according to the seven days during which he went and returned in peace.

Book of Jubilees 18:22
And accordingly has it been ordained and written on the heavenly tables regarding Israel and its seed that they should observe this festival seven days with the joy of festival.

Book of Jubilees 19:1
And in the first year of the first week in the forty second jubilee, Abraham returned and dwelt opposite Hebron, that is Kirjath Arba,

Book of Jubilees 19:2
Two weeks of years. And in the first year of the third week of this jubilee the days of the life of Sarah were accomplished, and she died in Hebron. And Abraham went to mourn over her and bury her,

Book of Jubilees 19:3
And we tried him [to see] if his spirit were patient and he was not indignant in the words of his mouth; and he was found patient in this, and was not disturbed.

Book of Jubilees 19:4
For in patience of spirit he conversed with the children of Heth, to the intent that they should give him a place in which to bury his dead.

Book of Jubilees 19:5
And the Lord gave him grace before all who saw him, and he besought in gentleness the sons of Heth, and they gave him the land of the double cave over against Mamre, that is Hebron, for four hundred pieces of silver.

Book of Jubilees 19:6
And they besought him, saying, "We will give it to you for nothing;" but he would not take it from their hands for nothing, for he gave the price of the place, the money in full, and he bowed down before them twice;

Book of Jubilees 19:7
And after this he buried his dead in the double cave.

Book of Jubilees 19:8
And all the days of the life of Sarah were one hundred and twenty seven years, that is, two jubilees and four weeks and one year: these are the days of the years of the life of Sarah.

Book of Jubilees 19:9
This is the tenth trial wherewith Abraham was tried, and he was found faithful, patient in spirit.

Book of Jubilees 19:10
And he said not a single word regarding the rumor in the land how that God had said that He would give it to him and to his seed after him, and he begged a place there to bury his dead;

Book of Jubilees 19:11
For he was found faithful, and was recorded on the heavenly tables as the friend of God. *James 2:23, *4:125

Book of Jubilees 19:12
And in the fourth year thereof he took a wife for his son Isaac and her name was Rebecca [the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Nahor, the brother of Abraham] the sister of Laban and daughter of Bethuel; and Bethuel was the son of Melca, who was the wife of Nahor, the brother of Abraham.

Book of Jubilees 19:13
And Abraham took to himself a third wife, and her name was Keturah, from among the daughters of his household servants, for Hagar had died before Sarah.

Book of Jubilees 19:14
And she bore him six sons, Zimram, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah, in the two weeks of years.

Book of Jubilees 19:15
And in the sixth week, in the second year thereof, Rebecca bore to Isaac two sons, Jacob and Esau,

Book of Jubilees 19:16
And Jacob was a smooth and upright man, and Esau was fierce, a man of the field, and hairy, and Jacob dwelt in tents.

Book of Jubilees 19:17
And the youths grew, and Jacob learned to write; but Esau did not learn, for he was a man of the field and a hunter, and he learned war, and all his deeds were fierce.

Book of Jubilees 19:18
And Abraham loved Jacob, but Isaac loved Esau.

Book of Jubilees 19:19
And Abraham saw the deeds of Esau, and he knew that in Jacob should his name and seed be called;

Book of Jubilees 19:20
And he called Rebecca and gave commandment regarding Jacob, for he knew that she [too] loved Jacob much more than Esau.

Book of Jubilees 19:21
And he said to her, "My daughter, watch over my son Jacob, for he will be in my stead on the earth, and for a blessing in the midst of the children of men, and for the glory of the whole seed of Shem.

Book of Jubilees 19:22
For I know that the Lord will choose him to be a people for possession to Himself, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 19:23
And behold, Isaac my son loves Esau more than Jacob, but I see that you truly love Jacob.

Book of Jubilees 19:24
Add still further to your kindness to him, and let your eyes be upon him in love; for he will be a blessing to us on the earth from henceforth to all generations of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 19:25
Let your hands be strong and let your heart rejoice in your son Jacob; for I have loved him far beyond all my sons. He will be blessed forever, and his seed will fill the whole earth.

Book of Jubilees 19:26
If a man can number the sand of the earth, His seed also will be numbered.

Book of Jubilees 19:27
And all the blessings wherewith the Lord has blessed me and my seed will belong to Jacob and his seed always.

Book of Jubilees 19:28
And in his seed will my name be blessed, and the name of my fathers, Shem, and Noah, and Enoch, and Mahalalel, and Enos, and Seth, and Adam.

Book of Jubilees 19:29
And these will serve to lay the foundations of the heaven, and to strengthen the earth, and to renew all the luminaries which are in the firmament."

Book of Jubilees 19:30
And he called Jacob before the eyes of Rebecca his mother, and kissed him, and blessed him, and said:

Book of Jubilees 19:31
"Jacob, my beloved son, whom my soul loves, may God bless you from above the firmament, and may He give you all the blessings wherewith He blessed Adam, and Enoch, and Noah, and Shem;

Book of Jubilees 19:32
And all the things of which He told me, and all the things which He promised to give me, may He cause to cleave to you and to your seed forever, according to the days of heaven above the earth.

Book of Jubilees 19:33
And the spirits of Mastema will not rule over you or over your seed to turn you from the Lord, who is your God from henceforth forever.

Book of Jubilees 19:34
And may the Lord God be a father to you and you the firstborn son, and to the people always. Go in peace, my son."

Book of Jubilees 19:35
And they both went forth together from Abraham.

Book of Jubilees 19:36
And Rebecca loved Jacob, with all her heart and with all her soul, very much more than Esau; but Isaac loved Esau much more than Jacob.

Book of Jubilees 20:1
And in the forty second jubilee, in the first year of the seventh week, Abraham called Ishmael, and his twelve sons, and Isaac and his two sons, and the six sons of Keturah, and their sons.

Book of Jubilees 20:2
And he commanded them that they should observe the way of the Lord; that they should work righteousness, and love each his neighbor, and act on this manner amongst all men; that they should each so walk with regard to them as to do judgement and righteousness on the earth.

Book of Jubilees 20:3
That they should circumcise their sons, according to the covenant which He had made with them, and not deviate to the right hand or the left of all the paths which the Lord had commanded us; and that we should keep ourselves from all fornication and uncleanness, [and renounce from amongst us all fornication and uncleanness].

Book of Jubilees 20:4
And if any woman or maid commit fornication amongst you, burn her with fire, and let them not commit fornication with her after their eyes and their heart;

Book of Jubilees 20:5
And let them not take to themselves wives from the daughters of Canaan; for the seed of Canaan will be rooted out of the land.

Book of Jubilees 20:6
And he told them of the judgement of the giants, and the judgement of the Sodomites, how they had been judged on account of their wickedness, and had died on account of their fornication, and uncleanness,

Book of Jubilees 20:7
And mutual corruption through fornication. "And guard yourselves from all fornication and uncleanness, and from all pollution of sin, lest you make our name a curse, and your whole life a hissing,

Book of Jubilees 20:8
And all your sons be destroyed by the sword, and you become accursed like Sodom, and all your remnant as the sons of Gomorrah.

Book of Jubilees 20:9
I implore you, my sons, love the God of heaven, and cleave to all His commandments. And walk not after their idols, and after their uncleannesses,

Book of Jubilees 20:10
And make not for yourselves molten or graven gods; for they are vanity, and there is no spirit in them; for they are work of [men's] hands, and all who trust in them, trust in nothing. Serve them not, nor prostrate to them,

Book of Jubilees 20:11
But prostrate to the Most High God, and serve Him continually: and hope for His Countenance always, *2:132

Book of Jubilees 20:12
And work uprightness and righteousness before Him, that He may have pleasure in you and grant you His mercy, and send rain upon you morning and evening, and bless all your works which you have done upon the earth,

Book of Jubilees 20:13
And bless your bread and your water, and bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, and the herds of your cattle, and the flocks of your sheep.

Book of Jubilees 20:14
And you will be for a blessing on the earth, and all nations of the earth will desire you, and bless your sons in my name, that they may be blessed as I am."

Book of Jubilees 20:15
And he gave to Ishmael and to his sons, and to the sons of Keturah, gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, and he gave everything to Isaac his son.

Book of Jubilees 20:16
And Ishmael and his sons, and the sons of Keturah and their sons, went together and dwelt from Paran to the entering in of Babylon in all the land which is towards the east facing the desert.

Book of Jubilees 20:17
And these mingled with each other, and their name was called Arabs, and Ishmaelites.

Book of Jubilees 21:1
And in the sixth year of the seventh week of this jubilee Abraham called Isaac his son, and commanded him, saying:

Book of Jubilees 21:2
"I have become old, and do not know the day of my death, and am full of my days.

Book of Jubilees 21:3
And behold, I am one hundred and seventy five years old, and throughout all the days of my life I have remembered the Lord, and sought with all my heart to do His will, and to walk uprightly in all His ways.

Book of Jubilees 21:4
My soul has hated idols, [and I have despised those that prostrated to them, and I have given my heart and spirit] that I might observe to do the will of Him who created me.

Book of Jubilees 21:5
For He is the living God, and He is holy and faithful, and He is righteous beyond all, and there is with Him no accepting of [men's] persons and no accepting of gifts; for God is righteous, and executes judgement on all those who transgress His commandments and despise His covenant.

Book of Jubilees 21:6
And you, my son, observe His commandments and His ordinances and His judgments, and walk not after the abominations and after the graven images and after the molten images. And eat no blood at all of animals or cattle, or of any bird which flies in the heaven.

Book of Jubilees 21:7
And if you slay a victim as an acceptable peace offering, slay it, and pour out its blood upon the altar, and all the fat of the offering offer on the altar with fine flour [and the meat offering] mingled with oil, with its drink offering

Book of Jubilees 21:8
Offer them all together on the altar of burnt offering; it is a sweet savor before the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 21:9
And you will offer the fat of the sacrifice of thank offerings on the fire which is upon the altar, and the fat which is on the belly, and all the fat on the inwards

Book of Jubilees 21:10
And the two kidneys, and all the fat that is upon them, and upon the loins and liver you will remove together with the kidneys.

Book of Jubilees 21:11
And offer all these for a sweet savor acceptable before the Lord, with its meat offering and with its drink offering, for a sweet savor, the bread of the offering to the Lord,

Book of Jubilees 21:12
And eat its meat on that day and on the second day, and let not the sun on the second day go down upon it till it is eaten,

Book of Jubilees 21:13
And let nothing be left over for the third day; for it is not acceptable [for it is not approved] and let it no longer be eaten,

Book of Jubilees 21:14
And all who eat thereof will bring sin upon themselves; for thus I have found it written in the books of my forefathers, and in the words of Enoch, and in the words of Noah.

Book of Jubilees 21:15
And on all your oblations you will strew salt, and let not the salt of the covenant be lacking in all your oblations before the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 21:16
And as regards the wood of the sacrifices, beware lest you bring [other] wood for the altar in addition to these: cypress, defran, sagad, pine, fir, cedar, savin, palm, olive, myrrh, laurel, and citron, juniper, and balsam.

Book of Jubilees 21:17
And of these kinds of wood lay upon the altar under the sacrifice, such as have been tested as to their appearance, and do not lay [thereon] any split or dark wood,

Book of Jubilees 21:18
[But] hard and clean, without fault, a sound and new growth; and do not lay [thereon] old wood, [for its fragrance is gone] for there is no longer fragrance in it as before.

Book of Jubilees 21:19
Besides these kinds of wood there is none other that you will place [on the altar], for the fragrance is dispersed, and the smell of its fragrance does not go up to heaven.

Book of Jubilees 21:20
Observe this commandment and do it, my son, that you may be upright in all your deeds.

Book of Jubilees 21:21
And at all times be clean in your body, and wash yourself with water before you approach to offer on the altar, and wash your hands and your feet before you draw near to the altar;

Book of Jubilees 21:22
And when you are done sacrificing, wash again your hands and your feet. And let no blood appear upon you nor upon your clothes;

Book of Jubilees 21:23
Be on your guard, my son, against blood, be on your guard exceedingly; cover it with dust. And do not eat any blood, for it is the soul; eat no blood whatsoever.

Book of Jubilees 21:24
And take no gifts for the blood of man, lest it be shed with impunity, without judgement; for it is the blood that is shed that causes the earth to sin, and the earth cannot be cleansed from the blood of man save by the blood of him who shed it.

Book of Jubilees 21:25
And take no present or gift for the blood of man: blood for blood,

Book of Jubilees 21:26
That you may be accepted before the Lord, the Most High God; for He is the defence of the good: and that you may be preserved from all evil, and that He may save you from every kind of death.

Book of Jubilees 21:27
I see, my son, that all the works of the children of men are sin and wickedness, and all their deeds are uncleanness and an abomination and a pollution, and there is no righteousness with them.

Book of Jubilees 21:28
Beware, lest you should walk in their ways and tread in their paths, and sin a sin to death before the Most High God.

Book of Jubilees 21:29
Else He will [hide His face from you, and] give you back into the hands of your transgression, and root you out of the land, and your seed likewise from under heaven, and your name and your seed will perish from the whole earth.

Book of Jubilees 21:30
Turn away from all their deeds and all their uncleanness, and observe the ordinance of the Most High God, and do His will and be upright in all things.

Book of Jubilees 21:31
And He will bless you in all your deeds, and will raise up from you the plant of righteousness through all the earth, throughout all generations of the earth,

Book of Jubilees 21:32
And my name and your name will not be forgotten under heaven forever.

Book of Jubilees 21:33
Go, my son, in peace. May the Most High God, my God and your God, strengthen you to do His will,

Book of Jubilees 21:34
And may He bless all your seed and the residue of your seed for the generations forever, with all righteous blessings, that you may be a blessing on all the earth." And he went out from him rejoicing.

Book of Jubilees 22:1
And it came to pass in the first week in the forty fourth jubilee, in the second year, that is, the year in which Abraham died, that Isaac and Ishmael came from the Well of the Oath to celebrate the feast of weeks - that is, the feast of the first fruits of the harvest - to Abraham, their father,

Book of Jubilees 22:2
And Abraham rejoiced because his two sons had come.

Book of Jubilees 22:3
For Isaac had many possessions in Beersheba, and Isaac was accustomed to go and see his possessions and to return to his father.

Book of Jubilees 22:4
And in those days Ishmael came to see his father, and they both came together,

Book of Jubilees 22:5
And Isaac offered a sacrifice for a burnt offering, and presented it on the altar of his father which he had made in Hebron. And he offered a thank offering and made a feast of joy before Ishmael, his brother:

Book of Jubilees 22:6
And Rebecca made new cakes from the new grain, and gave them to Jacob, her son, to take them to Abraham, his father, from the first fruits of the land, that he might eat and bless the Creator of all things before he died.

Book of Jubilees 22:7
And Isaac, too, sent by the hand of Jacob to Abraham a best thank offering, that he might eat and drink.

Book of Jubilees 22:8
And he ate and drank, and blessed the Most High God, who has created heaven and earth, who has made all the fat things of the earth, and given them to the children of men that they might eat and drink and bless their Creator.

Book of Jubilees 22:9
"And now I give thanks to You, my God, because You have caused me to see this day:

Book of Jubilees 22:10
Behold, I am one hundred and seventy five years, an old man and full of days, and all my days have been to me peace.

Book of Jubilees 22:11
The sword of the adversary has not overcome me in all that You have given me and my children all the days of my life until this day.

Book of Jubilees 22:12
My God, may Your mercy and Your peace be upon Your servant, and upon the seed of his sons, that they may be to You a chosen nation and an inheritance from amongst all the nations of the earth from henceforth to all the days of the generations of the earth, to all the ages."

Book of Jubilees 22:13
And he called Jacob and said, "My son Jacob, may the God of all bless you and strengthen you to do righteousness, and His will before Him,

Book of Jubilees 22:14
And may He choose you and your seed that you may become a people for His inheritance according to His will always. And you, my son, Jacob, draw near and kiss me."

Book of Jubilees 22:15
And he drew near and kissed him, and he said, "Blessed is my son Jacob and all the sons of God Most High, to all the ages: may God give to you a seed of righteousness; and some of your sons may He sanctify in the midst of the whole earth;

Book of Jubilees 22:16
May nations serve you, and all the nations bow themselves before your seed.

Book of Jubilees 22:17
Be strong in the presence of men, and exercise authority over all the seed of Seth. Then your ways and the ways of your sons will be justified, so that they will become a holy nation.

Book of Jubilees 22:18
May the Most High God give you all the blessings wherewith he has blessed me and wherewith He blessed Noah and Adam; may they rest on the sacred head of your seed from generation to generation forever.

Book of Jubilees 22:19
And may He cleanse you from all unrighteousness and impurity, that you may be forgiven all [your] transgressions; [and] your sins of ignorance.

Book of Jubilees 22:20
And may He strengthen you, and bless you. And may you inherit the whole earth, and may He renew His covenant with you, that you may be to Him a nation for His inheritance for all the ages,

Book of Jubilees 22:21
And that He may be to you and to your seed a God in truth and righteousness throughout all the days of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 22:22
And you, my son Jacob, remember my words, and observe the commandments of Abraham, your father:

Book of Jubilees 22:23
Separate yourself from the nations, and eat not with them: and do not according to their works, and become not their associate; for their works are unclean, and all their ways are a pollution and an abomination and uncleanness.

Book of Jubilees 22:24
They offer their sacrifices to the dead and they serve evil spirits, and they eat over the graves,

Book of Jubilees 22:25
And all their works are vanity and nothingness. They have no heart to understand and their eyes do not see what their works are, and how they err in saying to a piece of wood: ' You are my God,' and to a stone: 'You are my Lord and you are my deliverer.' [And they have no heart.]

Book of Jubilees 22:26
And as for you, my son Jacob, May the Most High God help you and the God of heaven bless you and remove you from their uncleanness and from all their error.

Book of Jubilees 22:27
Be aware, my son Jacob, of taking a wife from any seed of the daughters of Canaan; for all his seed is to be rooted out of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 22:28
For, owing to the transgression of Ham, Canaan erred, and all his seed will be destroyed from off the earth and all the residue thereof, and none springing from him will be saved on the Day of Judgement.

Book of Jubilees 22:29
And as for all the worshipers of idols and the profane, there will be no hope for them in the land of the living;

Book of Jubilees 22:30
And there will be no remembrance of them on the earth; for they will descend into Sheol,

Book of Jubilees 22:31
And into the place of condemnation will they go, as the children of Sodom were taken away from the earth, so will all those who serve idols be taken away. Fear not, my son Jacob, and be not dismayed, O son of Abraham: may the Most High God preserve you from destruction, and from all the paths of error may He deliver you.

Book of Jubilees 22:32
This house have I built for myself that I might put my name upon it in the earth: [it is given to you and to your seed forever], and it will be named the house of Abraham;

Book of Jubilees 22:33
It is given to you and to your seed forever; for you will build my house and establish my name before God forever:

Book of Jubilees 22:34
Your seed and your name will stand throughout all generations of the earth."

Book of Jubilees 22:35
And he ceased commanding him and blessing him. And the two lay together on one bed, and Jacob slept in the bosom of Abraham, his father's father

Book of Jubilees 22:36
And he kissed him seven times, and his affection and his heart rejoiced over him. And he blessed him with all his heart

Book of Jubilees 22:37
And said, "The Most High God, the God of all, and Creator of all, who brought me forth from Ur of the Chaldees, that He might give me this land to inherit it forever, and that I might establish a holy seed - blessed be the Most High forever."

Book of Jubilees 22:38
And he blessed Jacob and said, "My son, over whom with all my heart and my affection I rejoice,

Book of Jubilees 22:39
May Your grace and Your mercy be lift up upon him and upon his seed always.

Book of Jubilees 22:40
And do not forsake him, nor set him at nought from henceforth to the days of eternity, and may Your eyes be opened upon him and upon his seed, that You may preserve him, and bless him, and may sanctify him as a nation for Your inheritance;

Book of Jubilees 22:41
And bless him with all Your blessings from henceforth to all the days of eternity, and renew Your covenant and Your grace with him and with his seed according to all Your good pleasure to all the generations of the earth."

Book of Jubilees 23:1
And he placed two fingers of Jacob on his eyes, and he blessed the God of gods, and he covered his face

Book of Jubilees 23:2
And stretched out his feet and slept the sleep of eternity, and was gathered to his fathers.

Book of Jubilees 23:3
And notwithstanding all this Jacob was lying in his bosom, and knew not that Abraham, his father's father, was dead.

Book of Jubilees 23:4
And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and behold Abraham was cold as ice, and he said, "Father, father!;" but there were none who spoke,

Book of Jubilees 23:5
And he knew that he was dead. And he arose from his bosom and ran and told Rebecca, his mother;

Book of Jubilees 23:6
And Rebecca went to Isaac in the night and told him;

Book of Jubilees 23:7
And they went together, and Jacob with them, and a lamp was in his hand, and when they had gone in they found Abraham lying dead.

Book of Jubilees 23:8
And Isaac fell on the face of his father, and wept and kissed him. And the voices were heard in the house of Abraham

Book of Jubilees 23:9
And Ishmael his son arose, and went to Abraham his father, and wept over Abraham his father, he and all the house of Abraham, and they wept with a great weeping.

Book of Jubilees 23:10
And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the double cave, near Sarah his wife,

Book of Jubilees 23:11
And they wept for him forty days, all the men of his house, and Isaac and Ishmael, and all their sons, and all the sons of Keturah in their places, and the days of weeping for Abraham were ended.

Book of Jubilees 23:12
And he lived three jubilees and four weeks of years, one hundred and seventy five years, and completed the days of his life, being old and full of days.

Book of Jubilees 23:13
For the days of the forefathers, of their life, were nineteen jubilees; and after the Flood they began to grow less than nineteen jubilees,

Book of Jubilees 23:14
And to decrease in jubilees, and to grow old quickly, and to be full of their days by reason of manifold tribulation and the wickedness of their ways,

Book of Jubilees 23:15
With the exception of Abraham. For Abraham was perfect in all his deeds with the Lord, and well-pleasing in righteousness all the days of his life;

Book of Jubilees 23:16
And behold, he did not complete four jubilees in his life, when he had grown old by reason of the wickedness and was full of his days.

Book of Jubilees 23:17
And all the generations which will arise from this time until the Day of the Great Judgement will grow old quickly, before they complete two jubilees,

Book of Jubilees 23:18
And their knowledge will forsake them by reason of their old age [and all their knowledge will vanish away].

Book of Jubilees 23:19
And in those days, if a man live a jubilee and a half of years, they will say regarding him, "He has lived long,

Book of Jubilees 23:20
And the greater part of his days are pain and sorrow and tribulation, and there is no peace:

Book of Jubilees 23:21
For calamity follows on calamity, and wound on wound, and tribulation on tribulation, and evil tidings on evil tidings, and illness on illness, and all evil judgments such as these, one with another,

Book of Jubilees 23:22
Illness and overthrow, and snow and frost and ice, and fever, and chills, and torpor, and famine, and death, and sword, and captivity, and all kinds of calamities and pains."

Book of Jubilees 23:23
And all these will come on an evil generation, which transgresses on the earth: their works are uncleanness and fornication, and pollution and abominations.

Book of Jubilees 23:24
Then they will say, "The days of the forefathers were many [even], to a thousand years, and were good; but, behold, the days of our life, if a man has lived many, are sixty years and ten, and, if he is strong, eighty years, and those evil

Book of Jubilees 23:25
And there is no peace in the days of this evil generation."

Book of Jubilees 23:26
And in that generation the sons will convict their fathers and their elders of sin and unrighteousness, and of the words of their mouth

Book of Jubilees 23:27
And the great wickednesses which they perpetrate, and concerning their forsaking the covenant which the Lord made between them and Him, that they should observe and do all His commandments and His ordinances and all His laws, without departing either to the right hand or to the left.

Book of Jubilees 23:28
For all have done evil, and every mouth speaks iniquity and all their works are an uncleanness and an abomination, and all their ways are pollution, uncleanness and destruction.

Book of Jubilees 23:29
Behold the earth will be destroyed on account of all their works, and there will be no seed of the vine, and no oil; for their works are altogether faithless,

Book of Jubilees 23:30
And they will all perish together, beasts and cattle and birds, and all the fish of the sea, on account of the children of men.

Book of Jubilees 23:31
And they will strive one with another, the young with the old, and the old with the young, the poor with the rich, and the lowly with the great, and the beggar with the prince,

Book of Jubilees 23:32
On account of the law and the covenant; for they have forgotten commandment, and covenant, and feasts, and months, and Sabbaths, and jubilees, and all judgments.

Book of Jubilees 23:33
And they will stand [with bows and] swords and war to turn them back into the way; but they will not return until much blood has been shed on the earth,

Book of Jubilees 23:34
One by another. And those who have escaped will not return from their wickedness to the way of righteousness,

Book of Jubilees 23:35
But they will all exalt themselves to deceit and wealth, that they may each take all that is his neighbor's, and they will name the great name, but not in truth and not in righteousness,

Book of Jubilees 23:36
And they will defile the holy of holies with their uncleanness and the corruption of their pollution.

Book of Jubilees 23:37
And a great punishment will befall the deeds of this generation from the Lord, and He will give them over to the sword and to judgement and to captivity, and to be plundered and devoured.

Book of Jubilees 23:38
And He will wake up against them the sinners of the Gentiles, who have neither mercy nor compassion, and who will respect the person of none, neither old nor young, nor anyone, for they are more wicked and strong to do evil than all the children of men.

Book of Jubilees 23:39
And they will use violence against Israel and transgression against Jacob, and much blood will be shed upon the earth, and there will be none to gather and none to bury.

Book of Jubilees 23:40
In those days they will cry aloud, and call and pray that they may be saved from the hand of the sinners, the Gentiles; but none will be saved.

Book of Jubilees 23:41
And the heads of the children will be white with grey hair, and a child of three weeks will appear old like a man of one hundred years, and their stature will be destroyed by tribulation and oppression.

Book of Jubilees 23:42
And in those days the children will begin to study the laws, and to seek the commandments, and to return to the path of righteousness.

Book of Jubilees 23:43
And the days will begin to grow many and increase amongst those children of men, till their days draw near to one thousand years, and to a greater number of years than [before] was the number of the days.

Book of Jubilees 23:44
And there will be no old man, nor one who is not satisfied with his days, for all will be [as] children and youths. And all their days they will complete and live in peace and in joy,

Book of Jubilees 23:45
And there will be no Satan nor any evil destroyer; for all their days will be days of blessing and healing,

Book of Jubilees 23:46
And at that time the Lord will heal His servants, and they will rise up and see great peace, and drive out their adversaries.

Book of Jubilees 23:47
And the righteous will see and be thankful, and rejoice with joy forever and ever,

Book of Jubilees 23:48
And will see all their judgments and all their curses on their enemies.

Book of Jubilees 23:49
And their bones will rest in the earth, and their spirits will have much joy, and they will know that it is the Lord who executes judgement, and shows mercy to hundreds and thousands and to all that love Him.

Book of Jubilees 23:50
And you, Moses, write down these words; for thus are they written, and they record [them] on the heavenly tables for a testimony for the generations forever.

Book of Jubilees 24:1
And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that the Lord blessed Isaac his son, and he arose from Hebron and went

Book of Jubilees 24:2
And dwelt at the Well of the Vision in the first year of the third week of this jubilee, seven years.

Book of Jubilees 24:3
And in the first year of the fourth week a famine began in the land, besides the first famine, which had been in the days of Abraham.

Book of Jubilees 24:4
And Jacob sod lentil pottage, and Esau came from the field hungry.

Book of Jubilees 24:5
And he said to Jacob his brother, "Give me of this red pottage." and Jacob said to him, "Sell to me your [primogeniture, this] birthright and I will give you bread, and also some of this lentil pottage."

Book of Jubilees 24:6
And Esau said in his heart, "I will die; of what profit to me is this birthright?"

Book of Jubilees 24:7
And he said to Jacob, "I give it to you." And Jacob said "Swear to me, this day," and he swore to him.

Book of Jubilees 24:8
And Jacob gave his brother Esau bread and pottage, and he ate till he was satisfied, and Esau despised his birthright;

Book of Jubilees 24:9
For this reason was Esau's name called Edom, on account of the red pottage which Jacob gave him for his birthright.

Book of Jubilees 24:10
And Jacob became the elder, and Esau was brought down from his dignity.

Book of Jubilees 24:11
And the famine was over the land, and Isaac departed to go down into Egypt in the second year of this week,

Book of Jubilees 24:12
And went to the king of the Philistines to Gerar, to Abimelech.

Book of Jubilees 24:13
And the Lord appeared to him and said to him, "Do not go down into Egypt; dwell in the land that I will tell you of,

Book of Jubilees 24:14
And sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. For to you and to your seed will I give all this land, and I will establish My oath which I swore to Abraham your father,

Book of Jubilees 24:15
And I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and will give to your seed all this land. And in your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed,

Book of Jubilees 24:16
Because your father obeyed My voice, and kept My charge and My commandments, and My laws, and My ordinances, and My covenant;

Book of Jubilees 24:17
And now obey My voice and dwell in this land."

Book of Jubilees 24:18
And he dwelt in Gerar three weeks of years.

Book of Jubilees 24:19
And Abimelech charged concerning him, and concerning all that was his, saying, "Any man that will touch him or anything that is his will surely die."

Book of Jubilees 24:20
And Isaac waxed strong among the Philistines, and he got many possessions, oxen and sheep and camels and asses and a great household.

Book of Jubilees 24:21
And he sowed in the land of the Philistines and brought in a hundred-fold, and Isaac became exceedingly great,

Book of Jubilees 24:22
And the Philistines envied him. Now all the wells which the servants of Abraham had dug during the life of Abraham, the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham, and filled them with earth.

Book of Jubilees 24:23
And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go from us, for you are much mightier than us;"

Book of Jubilees 24:24
And Isaac departed there in the first year of the seventh week, and sojourned in the valleys of Gerar.

Book of Jubilees 24:25
And they dug again the wells of water which the servants of Abraham, his father, had dug, and which the Philistines had closed after the death of Abraham his father, and he called their names as Abraham his father had named them.

Book of Jubilees 24:26
And the servants of Isaac dug a well in the valley, and found living water,

Book of Jubilees 24:27
And the shepherds of Gerar strove with the shepherds of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours;" and Isaac called the name of the well "Perversity," because they had been perverse with us.

Book of Jubilees 24:28
And they dug a second well, and they strove for that also, and he called its name "Enmity."

Book of Jubilees 24:29
And he arose from there and they dug another well, and for that they strove not, and he called the name of it "Room," and Isaac said, "Now the Lord has made room for us, and we have increased in the land."

Book of Jubilees 24:30
And he went up from there to the Well of the Oath in the first year of the first week in the forty fourth jubilee.

Book of Jubilees 24:31
And the Lord appeared to him that night, on the new moon of the first month, and said to him, "I am the God of Abraham your father; fear not, for I am with you, and will bless you and will surely multiply your seed as the sand of the earth, for the sake of Abraham My servant."

Book of Jubilees 24:32
And he built an altar there, which Abraham his father had first built, and he called upon the name of the Lord, and he offered sacrifice to the God of Abraham his father.

Book of Jubilees 24:33
And they dug a well and they found living water.

Book of Jubilees 24:34
And the servants of Isaac dug another well and did not find water,

Book of Jubilees 24:35
And they went and told Isaac that they had not found water, and Isaac said, "I have sworn this day to the Philistines and this thing has been announced to us."

Book of Jubilees 24:36
And he called the name of that place the "Well of the Oath;" for there he had sworn to Abimelech and Ahuzzath his friend and Phicol the prefect of his host.

Book of Jubilees 24:37
And Isaac knew that day that under constraint he had sworn to them to make peace with them.

Book of Jubilees 24:38
And Isaac on that day cursed the Philistines and said, "Cursed are the Philistines to the day of wrath and indignation from the midst of all nations;

Book of Jubilees 24:39
May God make them a derision and a curse and an object of wrath and indignation in the hands of the sinners the Gentiles and in the hands of the Kittim.

Book of Jubilees 24:40
And whoever escapeth the sword of the enemy and the Kittim, may the righteous nation root out in judgement from under heaven;

Book of Jubilees 24:41
For they will be the enemies and foes of my children throughout their generations upon the earth.

Book of Jubilees 24:42
And no remnant will be left to them, nor one that will be saved on the Day of the wrath of Judgement; for destruction and rooting out and expulsion from the earth is the whole seed of the Philistines [reserved], and there will no longer be left for these Caphtorim a name or a seed on the earth.

Book of Jubilees 24:43
For though he ascends to heaven, there will he be brought down, and though he makes himself strong on earth, there will he be dragged forth,

Book of Jubilees 24:44
And though he hides himself amongst the nations, even from there will he be rooted out; and though he descends into Sheol, there also will his condemnation be great, and there also he will have no peace.

Book of Jubilees 24:45
And if he goes into captivity, by the hands of those who seek his life will they slay him on the way,

Book of Jubilees 24:46
And neither name nor seed will be left to him on all the earth; for into eternal malediction will he depart."
Book of Jubilees 24:47
And thus is it written and engraved concerning him on the heavenly tables, to do to him on the Day of Judgement, so that he may be rooted out of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 25:1
And in the second year of this week in this jubilee, Rebecca called Jacob her son, and spoke to him, saying:

Book of Jubilees 25:2
"My son, do not take you a wife of the daughters of Canaan, as Esau, your brother, who took him two wives of the daughters of Canaan,

Book of Jubilees 25:3
And they have embittered my soul with all their unclean deeds: for all their deeds are fornication and lust, and there is no righteousness with them, for [their deeds] are evil.

Book of Jubilees 25:4
And I, my son, love you exceedingly, and my heart and my affection bless you every hour of the day and watch of the night.

Book of Jubilees 25:5
And now, my son, listen to my voice, and do the will of your mother, and do not take you a wife of the daughters of this land, but only of the house of my father,

Book of Jubilees 25:6
And of my father's kindred. You will take you a wife of the house of my father, and the Most High God will bless you, and your children will be a righteous generation and a holy seed."

Book of Jubilees 25:7
And then spoke Jacob to Rebecca, his mother, and said to her, "Behold, mother, I am nine weeks of years old,

Book of Jubilees 25:8
And I neither know nor have I touched any woman, nor have I betrothed myself to any, nor even think of taking me a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Book of Jubilees 25:9
For I remember, mother, the words of Abraham, our father, for he commanded me not to take a wife of the daughters of Canaan,

Book of Jubilees 25:10
But to take myself a wife from the seed of my father's house and from my kindred.

Book of Jubilees 25:11
I have heard before that daughters have been born to Laban, your brother, and I have set my heart on them to take a wife from amongst them.

Book of Jubilees 25:12
And for this reason I have guarded myself in my spirit against sinning or being corrupted in all my ways throughout all the days of my life; for with regard to lust and fornication, Abraham, my father, gave me many commands.

Book of Jubilees 25:13
And, despite all that he has commanded me, these two and twenty years my brother has striven with me, and spoken frequently to me and said: 'My brother, take to wife a sister of my two wives;'

Book of Jubilees 25:14
But I refuse to do as he has done. I swear before you, mother, that all the days of my life I will not take myself a wife from the daughters of the seed of Canaan, and I will not act wickedly as my brother has done.

Book of Jubilees 25:15
Fear not, mother; be assured that I will do your will and walk in uprightness, and not corrupt my ways forever."

Book of Jubilees 25:16
And thereupon she lifted up her face to heaven and extended the fingers of her hands, and opened her mouth and blessed the Most High God, who had created the heaven and the earth,

Book of Jubilees 25:17
And she gave Him thanks and praise. And she said, "Blessed is the Lord God, and may His holy name be blessed forever and ever, who has given me Jacob as a pure son and a holy seed;

Book of Jubilees 25:18
For he is Yours, and Yours will his seed be continually and throughout all the generations forevermore. Bless him, O Lord, and place in my mouth the blessing of righteousness, that I may bless him."

Book of Jubilees 25:19
And at that hour, when the Spirit of Righteousness descended into her mouth, she placed both her hands on the head of Jacob, and said:

Book of Jubilees 25:20
"Blessed are You, Lord of righteousness and God of the ages; and may He bless you beyond all the generations of men.

Book of Jubilees 25:21
May He give you, my son, the path of righteousness, and reveal righteousness to your seed. And may He make your sons many during your life, and may they arise according to the number of the months of the year.

Book of Jubilees 25:22
And may their sons become many and great beyond the stars of heaven, and their numbers be more than the sand of the sea.

Book of Jubilees 25:23
And may He give

Book of Jubilees 25:24
Them this goodly land - as He said He would give it to Abraham and to his seed after him always - and may they hold it as a possession forever.

Book of Jubilees 25:25
And may I see [born] to you, my son, blessed children during my life, and a blessed and holy seed may all your seed be.

Book of Jubilees 25:26
And as you have refreshed your mother's spirit during my life, the womb of her who bore you blesses you, [my affection] and my breasts bless you and my mouth and my tongue praise you greatly.

Book of Jubilees 25:27
Increase and spread over the earth, and may your seed be perfect in the joy of heaven and earth forever;

Book of Jubilees 25:28
And may your seed rejoice, and on the great day of peace may it have peace.

Book of Jubilees 25:29
And may your name and your seed endure to all the ages, and may the Most High God be their God, and may the God of righteousness dwell with them, and by them may His sanctuary be built to all the ages.

Book of Jubilees 25:30
Blessed is he who blesses you, and all flesh that curses you falsely may it be cursed."

Book of Jubilees 25:31
And she kissed him, and said to him "May the Lord of the world love you as the heart of your mother and her affection rejoice in you and bless you." And she ceased from blessing.

Book of Jubilees 26:1
And in the seventh year of this week Isaac called Esau, his elder son, and said to him, "I am old, my son, and behold my eyes are dim in seeing, and I know not the day of my death.

Book of Jubilees 26:2
And now take your hunting weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and hunt and catch me [venison], my son,

Book of Jubilees 26:3
And make me savoury meat, such as my soul loves, and bring it to me that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."

Book of Jubilees 26:4
But Rebecca heard Isaac speaking to Esau. And Esau went forth early to the field to hunt and catch and bring home to his father.

Book of Jubilees 26:5
And Rebecca called Jacob, her son, and said to him, "Behold, I heard Isaac, your father, speak to Esau, your brother, saying,

Book of Jubilees 26:6
Hunt for me, and make me savoury meat, and bring [it] to me that I may eat and bless you before the Lord before I die.'

Book of Jubilees 26:7
And now, my son, obey my voice in that which I command you:

Book of Jubilees 26:8
Go to your flock and fetch me two good kids of the goats, and I will make them savoury meat for your father, such as he loves,

Book of Jubilees 26:9
And you will bring [it] to your father that he may eat and bless you before the Lord before he die, and that you may be blessed."

Book of Jubilees 26:10
And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, "Mother, I will not withhold anything which my father would eat, and which would please him: only I fear, my mother, that he will recognise my voice and wish to touch me.

Book of Jubilees 26:11
And you know that I am smooth, and Esau, my brother, is hairy, and I will appear before his eyes as an evildoer, and will do a deed which he had not commanded me, and he will be wroth with me, and I will bring upon myself a curse, and not a blessing."

Book of Jubilees 26:12
And Rebecca, his mother, said to him, "Upon me is your curse, my son, only obey my voice."

Book of Jubilees 26:13
And Jacob obeyed the voice of Rebecca, his mother, and went and fetched two good and fat kids of the goats, and brought them to his mother, and his mother made them [savoury meat] such as he loved.

Book of Jubilees 26:14
And Rebecca took the goodly raiment of Esau, her elder son, which was with her in the house, and she clothed Jacob, her younger son, [with them], and she put the skins of the kids upon his hand

Book of Jubilees 26:15
And on the exposed parts of his neck. And she gave the meat

Book of Jubilees 26:16
And the bread which she had prepared into the hand of her son Jacob.

Book of Jubilees 26:17
And Jacob went in to his father and said, "I am your son: I have done according as you bade me:

Book of Jubilees 26:18
Arise and sit and eat of that which I have caught, father, that your soul may bless me."

Book of Jubilees 26:19
And Isaac said to his son, "How have you found so quickly, my son?" and Jacob said, "Because [the Lord] your God caused me to find."

Book of Jubilees 26:20
And Isaac said to him, "Come near, that I may feel you, my son, if you are my son Esau or not."

Book of Jubilees 26:21
And Jacob went near to Isaac, his father, and he felt him and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau,"

Book of Jubilees 26:22
And he discerned him not, because it was a dispensation from heaven to remove his power of perception and Isaac discerned not,

Book of Jubilees 26:23
For his hands were hairy as [his brother] Esau's, so that he blessed him.

Book of Jubilees 26:24
And he said, "Are you my son Esau?" And he said, "I am your son."

Book of Jubilees 26:25
And he said, "Bring near to me that I may eat of that which you have caught, my son, that my soul may bless you." And he brought near to him, and he did eat, and he brought him wine and he drank.

Book of Jubilees 26:26
And Isaac, his father, said to him, "Come near and kiss me, my son."

Book of Jubilees 26:27
And he came near and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his raiment, and he blessed him and said, "Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of a [full] field which the Lord has blessed.

Book of Jubilees 26:28
And may the Lord give you of the dew of heaven and of the dew of the earth, and plenty of corn and oil:

Book of Jubilees 26:29
Let nations serve you, and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brethren, and let your mother's sons bow down to you;

Book of Jubilees 26:30
And may all the blessings wherewith the Lord has blessed me and blessed Abraham, my father, be imparted to you and to your seed forever. Cursed is he who curses you, and blessed is he who blesses you."

Book of Jubilees 26:31
And it came to pass as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing his son Jacob, and Jacob had gone forth from Isaac his father he hid himself and Esau, his brother, came in from his hunting.

Book of Jubilees 26:32
And he also made savoury meat, and brought [it] to his father, and said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of my venison that your soul may bless me."

Book of Jubilees 26:33
And Isaac, his father, said to him, "Who are you?" And he said to him, "I am your firstborn, your son Esau; I have done as you have commanded me."

Book of Jubilees 26:34
And Isaac was very greatly astonished, and said, "Who is he who has hunted and caught and brought [it] to me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him; [and] he will be blessed, and all his seed forever."

Book of Jubilees 26:35
And it came to pass when Esau heard the words of his father Isaac that he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, [even] me also, father."

Book of Jubilees 26:36
And he said to him, "Your brother came with guile, and has taken away your blessing."

Book of Jubilees 26:37
And he said, "Now I know why his name is named Jacob: behold, he has supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright, and now he has taken away my blessing." and he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me, father?"

Book of Jubilees 26:38
And Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants, and with plenty of com and wine and oil have I strengthened him; and what now will I do for you, my son?"

Book of Jubilees 26:39
And Esau said to Isaac, his father, "Have you but one blessing, O father? Bless me, [even] me also, father;" and Esau lifted up his voice and wept.

Book of Jubilees 26:40
And Isaac answered and said to him, "Behold, far from the dew of the earth will be your dwelling, and far from the dew of heaven from above.

Book of Jubilees 26:41
And by your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. And it will come to pass when you become great, and shake his yoke from off your neck, you will sin a complete sin to death, and your seed will be rooted out from under heaven."

Book of Jubilees 26:42
And Esau kept threatening Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him, and he said in his heart, "May the days of mourning for my father now come, so that I may slay my brother Jacob."

Book of Jubilees 27:1
And the words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebecca in a dream, and Rebecca sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, "Behold Esau your brother will take vengeance on you so as to kill you.

Book of Jubilees 27:2
Now, therefore, my son, obey my voice, and arise and flee you to Laban, my brother, to Haran,

Book of Jubilees 27:3
And tarry with him a few days until your brother's anger turns away,

Book of Jubilees 27:4
And he removes his anger from you, and forget all that you have done; then I will send and fetch you from there."

Book of Jubilees 27:5
And Jacob said, "I am not afraid; if he wishes to kill me, I will kill him." But she said to him, "Let me not be bereft of both my sons on one day."

Book of Jubilees 27:6
And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, "Behold, you know that my father has become old, and does not see because his eyes are dull,

Book of Jubilees 27:7
And if I leave him, it will be evil in his eyes, because I leave him and go away from you, and my father will be angry, and will curse me.

Book of Jubilees 27:8
I will not go; when he sends me, then only will I go."

Book of Jubilees 27:9
And Rebecca said to Jacob, "I will go in and speak to him, and he will send you away."

Book of Jubilees 27:10
And Rebecca went in and said to Isaac, "I loathe my life because of the two daughters of Heth, whom Esau has taken him as wives; and if Jacob takes a wife from among the daughters of the land such as these, for what purpose do I further live; for the daughters of Canaan are evil."

Book of Jubilees 27:11
And Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and admonished him and said to him, "Do not take a wife of any of the daughters of Canaan;

Book of Jubilees 27:12
Arise and go to Mesopotamia, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father, and take a wife from there of the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.

Book of Jubilees 27:13
And God Almighty bless you and increase and multiply you that you may become a company of nations,

Book of Jubilees 27:14
And give you the blessings of my father Abraham, to you and to your seed after you, that you may inherit the land of your sojournings and all the land which God gave to Abraham; go, my son, in peace."

Book of Jubilees 27:15
And Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Mesopotamia, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca, Jacob's mother.

Book of Jubilees 27:16
And it came to pass after Jacob had arisen to go to Mesopotamia that the spirit of Rebecca was grieved after her son, and she wept.

Book of Jubilees 27:17
And Isaac said to Rebecca, "My sister, weep not on account of Jacob, my son; for he goes in peace, and in peace will he return.

Book of Jubilees 27:18
The Most High God will preserve him from all evil, and will be with him; for He will not forsake him all his days; for I know that his ways will be prospered in all things wherever he goes, until he returns in peace to us, and we see him in peace.

Book of Jubilees 27:19
Fear not on his account my sister, for he is on the upright path and he is a perfect man; and he is faithful and will not perish. Weep not."

Book of Jubilees 27:20
And Isaac comforted Rebecca on account of her son Jacob, and blessed him.

Book of Jubilees 27:21
And Jacob went from the Well of the Oath to go to Haran on the first year of the second week in the forty fourth Jubilee,

Book of Jubilees 27:22
And he came to Luz on the mountains, that is, Bethel, on the new moon of the first month of this week, and he came to the place at even

Book of Jubilees 27:23
And turned from the way to the west of the road that night, and he slept there; for the sun had set.

Book of Jubilees 27:24
And he took one of the stones of that place and laid it [at his head] under the tree, and he was journeying alone, and he slept.

Book of Jubilees 27:25
And he dreamt that night, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven, and behold, the angels of the Lord ascended and descended on it; and behold, the Lord stood upon it.

Book of Jubilees 27:26
And He spoke to Jacob and said, "I am the Lord God of Abraham, your father, and the God of Isaac; the land whereon you are sleeping, to you will I give it, and to your seed after you.

Book of Jubilees 27:27
And your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will increase to the west and to the east, to the north and the south, and in you and in your seed will all the families of the nations be blessed.

Book of Jubilees 27:28
And behold, I will be with you, and will keep you wherever you go, and I will bring you again into this land in peace; for I will not leave you until I do everything that I told you of."

Book of Jubilees 27:29
And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, "Truly this place is the house of the Lord, and I knew it not."

Book of Jubilees 27:30
And he was afraid and said, "Dreadful is this place which is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."

Book of Jubilees 27:31
And Jacob arose early in the morning, and took the stone which he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar for a sign, and he poured oil upon the top of it.

Book of Jubilees 27:32
And he called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of the place was Luz at first.

Book of Jubilees 27:33
And Jacob vowed a vow to the Lord, saying, "If the Lord will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and give me bread to eat and raiment to put on,

Book of Jubilees 27:34
So that I come again to my father's house in peace, then will the Lord be my God,

Book of Jubilees 27:35
And this stone which I have set up as a pillar for a sign in this place, will be the Lord's house, and of all that You give me, I will give the tenth to You, my God."

Book of Jubilees 28:1
And he went on his journey, and came to the land of the east, to Laban, the brother of Rebecca,

Book of Jubilees 28:2
And he was with him, and served him for Rachel his daughter one week.

Book of Jubilees 28:3
And in the first year of the third week he said to him, "Give me my wife, for whom I have served you seven years;"

Book of Jubilees 28:4
And Laban said to Jacob, "I will give you your wife."

Book of Jubilees 28:5
And Laban made a feast, and took Leah his elder daughter, and gave [her] to Jacob as a wife, and gave her Zilpah his handmaid for an handmaid;

Book of Jubilees 28:6
And Jacob did not know, for he thought that she was Rachel. And he went in to her, and behold, she was Leah;

Book of Jubilees 28:7
And Jacob was angry with Laban, and said to him, "Why have you dealt thus with me? Did I not serve you for Rachel and not for Leah? Why have you wronged me?

Book of Jubilees 28:8
Take your daughter, and I will go; for you have done evil to me."

Book of Jubilees 28:9
For Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah; for Leah's eyes were weak, but her form was very handsome; but Rachel had beautiful eyes and a beautiful and very handsome form.

Book of Jubilees 28:10
And Laban said to Jacob, "It is not so done in our country, to give the younger before the elder." And it is not right to do this;

Book of Jubilees 28:11
For thus it is ordained and written in the heavenly tables, that no one should give his younger daughter before the elder - but the elder one gives first and after her the younger - and the man who does so, they set down guilt against him in heaven, and none is righteous that does this thing, for this deed is evil before the Lord....

Book of Jubilees 28:12
And command the Children of Israel that they do not do this thing; let them neither take nor give the younger before they have given the elder, for it is very wicked.

Book of Jubilees 28:13
And Laban said to Jacob, "Let the seven days of the feast of this one pass by, and I will give you Rachel, that you may serve me another seven years, that you may pasture my sheep as you did in the former week."

Book of Jubilees 28:14
And on the day when the seven days of the feast of Leah had passed, Laban gave Rachel to Jacob, that he might serve him another seven years,

Book of Jubilees 28:15
And he gave to Rachel Bilhah, the sister of Zilpah as a handmaid.

Book of Jubilees 28:16
And he served yet other seven years for Rachel, for Leah had been given to him for nothing.

Book of Jubilees 28:17
And the Lord opened the womb of Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a son, and he called his name Reuben, on the fourteenth day of the ninth month, in the first year of the third week.

Book of Jubilees 28:18
But the womb of Rachel was closed, for the Lord saw that Leah was hated and Rachel loved.

Book of Jubilees 28:19
And again Jacob went in to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a second son, and he called his name Simeon, on the twenty first of the tenth month, and in the third year of this week.

Book of Jubilees 28:20
And again Jacob went in to Leah, and she conceived, and bore him a third son, and he called his name Levi, in the new moon of the first month in the sixth year of this week.

Book of Jubilees 28:21
And again Jacob went in to her, and she conceived, and bore him a fourth son, and he called his name Judah, on the fifteenth of the third month, in the first year of the fourth week.

Book of Jubilees 28:22
And on account of all this Rachel envied Leah, for she did not bear, and she said to Jacob, "Give me children;"

Book of Jubilees 28:23
And Jacob said, "Have I withheld from you the fruits of your womb? Have I forsaken you?"

Book of Jubilees 28:24
And when Rachel saw that Leah had borne four sons to Jacob, Reuben and Simeon and Levi and Judah, she said to him, "Go in to Bilhah my handmaid, and she will conceive, and bear a son to me."

Book of Jubilees 28:25
[And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife] and he went in to her, and she conceived, and bore him a son, and he called his name Dan, on the ninth of the sixth month, in the sixth year of the third week.

Book of Jubilees 28:26
And Jacob went in again to Bilhah a second time, and she conceived, and bore Jacob another son, and Rachel called his name Naphtali, on the fifth of the seventh month, in the second year of the fourth week.

Book of Jubilees 28:27
And when Leah saw that she had become sterile and did not bear, she envied [Rachel] and she also gave her handmaid Zilpah to Jacob to wife,

Book of Jubilees 28:28
And she conceived, and bore a son, and Leah called his name Gad, on the twelfth of the eighth month, in the third year of the fourth week.

Book of Jubilees 28:29
And he went in again to her, and she conceived, and bore him a second son, and Leah called his name Asher, on the second of the eleventh month, in the fifth year of the fourth week.

Book of Jubilees 28:30
And Jacob went in to Leah, and she conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Issachar, on the fourth of the fifth month, in the fourth year of the fourth week, and she gave him to a nurse.

Book of Jubilees 28:31
And Jacob went in again to her, and she conceived, and bore two [children], a son and a daughter, and she called the name of the son Zebulon, and the name of the daughter Dinah, in the seventh of the seventh month, in the sixth year of the fourth week.

Book of Jubilees 28:32
And the Lord was gracious to Rachel, and opened her womb, and she conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Joseph, on the new moon of the fourth month, in the sixth year in this fourth week.

Book of Jubilees 28:33
And in the days when Joseph was born, Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wives and sons, and let me go to my father Isaac, and let me make myself a house;

Book of Jubilees 28:34
For I have completed the years in which I have served you for your two daughters, and I will go to the house of my father."

Book of Jubilees 28:35
And Laban said to Jacob, "Tarry with me for your wages, and pasture my flock for me again, and take your wages."

Book of Jubilees 28:36
And they agreed with one another that he should give him as his wages those of the lambs and kids which were born black and spotted and white, [these] were to be his wages.

Book of Jubilees 28:37
And all the sheep brought forth spotted and speckled and black, variously marked, and they brought forth again lambs like themselves, and all that were spotted were Jacob's and those which were not were Laban's.

Book of Jubilees 28:38
And Jacob's possessions multiplied exceedingly, and he possessed oxen and sheep and asses and camels, and menservants and maidservants.

Book of Jubilees 28:39
And Laban and his sons envied Jacob, and Laban took back his sheep from him, and he observed him with evil intent.

Book of Jubilees 29:1
And it came to pass when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Laban went to shear his sheep; for they were distant from him a three days' journey.

Book of Jubilees 29:2
And Jacob saw that Laban was going to shear his sheep, and Jacob called Leah and Rachel, and spoke kindly to them that they should come with him to the land of Canaan.

Book of Jubilees 29:3
For he told them how he had seen everything in a dream, even all that He had spoken to him that he should return to his father's house;

Book of Jubilees 29:4
And they said, "To every place where you go, we will go with you."

Book of Jubilees 29:5
And Jacob blessed the God of Isaac, his father, and the God of Abraham, his father's father, and he arose and mounted his wives and his children, and took all his possessions and crossed the river, and came to the land of Gilead,

Book of Jubilees 29:6
And Jacob hid his intention from Laban and told him not. And in the seventh year of the fourth week Jacob turned [his face] toward Gilead in the first month, on the twenty first thereof.

Book of Jubilees 29:7
And Laban pursued after him and overtook Jacob in the mountain of Gilead in the third month, on the thirteenth thereof.

Book of Jubilees 29:8
And the Lord did not allow him to injure Jacob; for He appeared to him in a dream by night.

Book of Jubilees 29:9
And Laban spoke to Jacob, and on the fifteenth of those days Jacob made a feast for Laban, and for all who came with him,

Book of Jubilees 29:10
And Jacob swore to Laban that day, and Laban also to Jacob, that neither should cross the mountain of Gilead to the other with evil purpose.

Book of Jubilees 29:11
And he made there a heap for a witness; therefore the name of that place is called, "The Heap of Witness," after this heap.

Book of Jubilees 29:12
But before they used to call the land of Gilead the land of the Rephaim; for it was the land of the Rephaim,

Book of Jubilees 29:13
And the Rephaim were born [there], giants whose height was ten, nine, eight down to seven cubits.

Book of Jubilees 29:14
And their habitation was from the land of the children of Ammon to Mount Hermon, and the seats of their kingdom were Karnaim and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, and Misur, and Beon.

Book of Jubilees 29:15
And the Lord destroyed them because of the evil of their deeds; for they were very malignant, and the Amorites dwelt in their stead, wicked and sinful, and there is no people today which has done to the full all their sins,

Book of Jubilees 29:16
And they have no longer length of life on the earth.

Book of Jubilees 29:17
And Jacob sent away Laban, and he departed into Mesopotamia, the land of the east, and Jacob returned to the land of Gilead. And he passed over the Jabbok in the ninth month, on the eleventh thereof.

Book of Jubilees 29:18
And on that day Esau, his brother, came to him, and he was reconciled to him, and departed from him to the land of Seir, but Jacob dwelt in tents.

Book of Jubilees 29:19
And in the first year of the fifth week in this jubilee he crossed the Jordan, and dwelt beyond the Jordan, and he pastured his sheep from the sea of the heap to Bethshan, and to Dothan and to the forest of Akrabbim.

Book of Jubilees 29:20
And he sent to his father Isaac of all his substance, clothing, and food, and meat, and drink, and milk, and butter, and cheese, and some dates of the valley,

Book of Jubilees 29:21
And to his mother Rebecca also four times a year, between the times of the months, between ploughing and reaping, and between autumn and the rain [season] and between winter and spring,

Book of Jubilees 29:22
To the tower of Abraham. For Isaac had returned from the Well of the Oath and gone up to the tower of his father Abraham, and he dwelt there apart from his son Esau.

Book of Jubilees 29:23
For in the days when Jacob went to Mesopotamia, Esau took to himself a wife Mahalath, the daughter of Ishmael,

Book of Jubilees 29:24
And he gathered together all the flocks of his father and his wives, and went up and dwelt on Mount Seir, and left Isaac his father at the Well of the Oath alone.

Book of Jubilees 29:25
And Isaac went up from the Well of the Oath and dwelt in the tower of Abraham his father on the mountains of Hebron,

Book of Jubilees 29:26
And thither Jacob sent all that he did send to his father and his mother from time to time, all they needed, and they blessed Jacob with all their heart and with all their soul.

Book of Jubilees 30:1
And in the first year of the sixth week he went up to Salem, to the east of Shechem, in peace, in the fourth month.

Book of Jubilees 30:2
And there they carried off Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, into the house of Shechem, the son of Hamor, the Hivite, the prince of the land, and he lay with her and defiled her,

Book of Jubilees 30:3
And she was a little girl, a child of twelve years. And he besought his father and her brothers that she might be given to him to wife.

Book of Jubilees 30:4
And Jacob and his sons were wroth because of the men of Shechem; for they had defiled Dinah, their sister, and they spoke to them with evil intent and dealt deceitfully with them and beguiled them.

Book of Jubilees 30:5
And Simeon and Levi came unexpectedly to Shechem and executed judgement on all the men of Shechem, and slew all the men whom they found in it, and left not a single one remaining in it:

Book of Jubilees 30:6
They slew all in torments because they had dishonored their sister Dinah.

Book of Jubilees 30:7
And thus let it not again be done from henceforth that a daughter of Israel be defiled;

Book of Jubilees 30:8
For judgement is ordained in heaven against them that they should destroy with the sword all the men of the Shechemites because they had done shame in Israel.

Book of Jubilees 30:9
And the Lord delivered them into the hands of the sons of Jacob that they might exterminate them with the sword and execute judgement upon them,

Book of Jubilees 30:10
And that it might not thus again be done in Israel that a virgin of Israel should be defiled.

Book of Jubilees 30:11
And if there is any man who wishes in Israel to give his daughter or his sister to any man who is of the seed of the Gentiles, he will surely die, and they will stone him with stones; for he has done shame in Israel;

Book of Jubilees 30:12
And they will burn the woman with fire, because she has dishonored the name of the house of her father, and she will be rooted out of Israel.

Book of Jubilees 30:13
And let not an adulteress and no uncleanness be found in Israel throughout all the days of the generations of the earth; for Israel is holy to the Lord,

Book of Jubilees 30:14
And every man who has defiled [it] will surely die: they will stone him with stones.

Book of Jubilees 30:15
For thus has it been ordained and written in the heavenly tables regarding all the seed of Israel: he who defiles [it] will surely die, and he will be stoned with stones.

Book of Jubilees 30:16
And to this law there is no limit of days, and no remission, nor any atonement: but the man who has defiled his daughter will be rooted out in the midst of all Israel, because he has given of his seed to Moloch, and done impiously so as to defile it.

Book of Jubilees 30:17
And you, Moses, command the Children of Israel and exhort them not to give their daughters to the Gentiles, and not to take for their sons any of the daughters of the Gentiles, for this is abominable before the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 30:18
For this reason I have written for you in the words of the Law all the deeds of the Shechemites, which they done against Dinah,

Book of Jubilees 30:19
And how the sons of Jacob spoke, saying, "We will not give our daughter to a man who is uncircumcised;

Book of Jubilees 30:20
For that were a reproach to us." And it is a reproach to Israel, to those who give, and to those who take the daughters of the Gentiles; for this is unclean and abominable to Israel.

Book of Jubilees 30:21
And Israel will not be free from this uncleanness if it has a wife of the daughters of the Gentiles, or has given any of its daughters to a man who is of any of the Gentiles. For there will be plague upon plague, and curse upon curse, and every judgement and plague and curse will come [upon him]:

Book of Jubilees 30:22
If he does this thing, or hides his eyes from those who commit uncleanness, or those who defile the sanctuary of the Lord, or those who profane His holy name, [then] will the whole nation together be judged for all the uncleanness and profanation of this [man].

Book of Jubilees 30:23
And there will be no respect of persons [and no consideration of persons], and no receiving at his hands of fruits and offerings and burnt offerings and fat, nor the fragrance of sweet savor, so as to accept it:

Book of Jubilees 30:24
And so fare every man or woman in Israel who defiles the sanctuary.

Book of Jubilees 30:25
For this reason I have commanded you, saying, "Testify this testimony to Israel: see how the Shechemites fared and their sons: how they were delivered into the hands of two sons of Jacob, and they slew them under tortures,

Book of Jubilees 30:26
And it was [reckoned] to them for righteousness, and it is written down to them for righteousness. And the seed of Levi was chosen for the priesthood, and to be Levites, that they might minister before the Lord, as we, continually,

Book of Jubilees 30:27
And that Levi and his sons may be blessed forever; for he was zealous to execute righteousness and judgement and vengeance on all those who arose against Israel.

Book of Jubilees 30:28
And so they inscribe as a testimony in his favor on the heavenly tables blessing and righteousness before the God of all; and we remember the righteousness which the man fulfilled during his life, at all periods of the year; until a thousand generations they will record it,

Book of Jubilees 30:29
And it will come to him and to his descendants after him, and he has been recorded on the heavenly tables as a friend and a righteous man.

Book of Jubilees 30:30
All this account I have written for you, and have commanded you to say to the Children of Israel, that they should not commit sin nor transgress the ordinances nor break the covenant which has been ordained for them, [but] that they should fulfill it and be recorded as friends.

Book of Jubilees 30:31
But if they transgress and work uncleanness in every way, they will be recorded on the heavenly tables as adversaries, and they will be destroyed out of the book of life, and they will be recorded in the book of those who will be destroyed and with those who will be rooted out of the earth.

Book of Jubilees 30:32
And on the day when the sons of Jacob slew Shechem, a writing was recorded in their favor in heaven that they had executed righteousness and uprightness and vengeance on the sinners, and it was written for a blessing.

Book of Jubilees 30:33
And they brought Dinah, their sister, out of the house of Shechem,

Book of Jubilees 30:34
And they took captive everything that was in Shechem, their sheep and their oxen and their asses, and all their wealth, and all their flocks, and brought them all to Jacob their father.

Book of Jubilees 30:35
And he reproached them because they had put the city to the sword; for he feared those who dwelt in the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

Book of Jubilees 30:36
And the dread of the Lord was upon all the cities which are around about Shechem, and they did not rise to pursue after the sons of Jacob; for terror had fallen upon them.

Book of Jubilees 31:1
And on the new moon of the month Jacob spoke to all the people of his house, saying, "Purify yourselves and change your garments,

Book of Jubilees 31:2
And let us arise and go up to Bethel, where I vowed a vow to Him on the day when I fled from the face of Esau my brother, because He has been with me and brought me into this land in peace,

Book of Jubilees 31:3
And put you away the strange gods that are among you." And they gave up the strange gods and that which was in their ears and which was on their necks, and the idols which Rachel stole from Laban her brother

Book of Jubilees 31:4
She gave wholly to Jacob. And he burnt and broke them to pieces and destroyed them, and hid them under an oak which is in the land of Shechem.

Book of Jubilees 31:5
And he went up on the new moon of the seventh month to Bethel. And he built an altar at the place where he had slept, and he set up a pillar there,

Book of Jubilees 31:6
And he sent word to his father Isaac to come to him to his sacrifice, and to his mother Rebecca.

Book of Jubilees 31:7
And Isaac said, "Let my son Jacob come, and let me see him before I die."

Book of Jubilees 31:8
And Jacob went to his father Isaac and to his mother Rebecca, to the house of his father Abraham, and he took two of his sons with him, Levi and Judah, and he came to his father Isaac and to his mother Rebecca.

Book of Jubilees 31:9
And Rebecca came forth from the tower to the front of it to kiss Jacob and embrace him; for her spirit had revived when she heard, "Behold Jacob your son has come;"

Book of Jubilees 31:10
And she kissed him. And she saw his two sons, and she recognised them, and said to him, "Are these your sons, my son?"

Book of Jubilees 31:11
And she embraced them and kissed them, and blessed them, saying, "In you will the seed of Abraham become illustrious, and you will prove a blessing on the earth."

Book of Jubilees 31:12
And Jacob went in to Isaac his father, to the chamber where he lay, and his two sons were with him,

Book of Jubilees 31:13
And he took the hand of his father, and stooping down he kissed him, and Isaac clung to the neck of Jacob his son, and wept upon his neck.

Book of Jubilees 31:14
And the darkness left the eyes of Isaac, and he saw the two sons of Jacob, Levi and Judah, and he said, "Are these your sons, my son? For they are like you."

Book of Jubilees 31:15
And he said to him that they were truly his sons, "And you have truly seen that they are truly my sons."

Book of Jubilees 31:16
And they came near to him, and he turned and kissed them and embraced them both together.

Book of Jubilees 31:17
And the spirit of prophecy came down into his mouth, and he took Levi by his right hand and Judah by his left.

Book of Jubilees 31:18
And he turned to Levi first, and began to bless him first, and said to him, 'May the God of all, the very Lord of all the ages, bless you and your children throughout all the ages.

Book of Jubilees 31:19
And may the Lord give to you and to your seed greatness and great glory, and cause you and your seed, from among all flesh, to approach Him to serve in His sanctuary as the angels of the presence and as the holy ones.

Book of Jubilees 31:20
[Even] as they, will the seed of your sons be for glory and greatness and holiness,

Book of Jubilees 31:21
And may He make them great to all the ages. And they will be princes and judges, and chiefs of all the seed of the sons of Jacob;

Book of Jubilees 31:22
They will speak the word of the Lord in righteousness, and they will judge all His judgments in righteousness. And they will declare My ways to Jacob. And My paths to Israel.

Book of Jubilees 31:23
The blessing of the Lord will be given in their mouths To bless all the seed of the beloved.

Book of Jubilees 31:24
Your mother has called your name Levi,

Book of Jubilees 31:25
And justly has she called your name; you will be joined to the Lord and be the companion of all the sons of Jacob; let His table be yours, and you and your sons eat thereof; and may your table be full to all generations, and your food fail not to all the ages.

Book of Jubilees 31:26
And let all who hate you fall down before you, and let all your adversaries be rooted out and perish;

Book of Jubilees 31:27
And blessed is he who blesses you, and cursed is every nation that curses you.

Book of Jubilees 31:28
And to Judah he said, "May the Lord give you strength and power to tread down all who hate you;

Book of Jubilees 31:29
A prince will you be, you and one of your sons, over the sons of Jacob; may your name and the name of your sons go forth and traverse every land and region.

Book of Jubilees 31:30
Then will the Gentiles fear before your face, and all the nations will quake [and all the peoples will quake].

Book of Jubilees 31:31
In you will be the help of Jacob, and in you be found the salvation of Israel.

Book of Jubilees 31:32
And when you sit on the throne of the honor of your righteousness, there will be great peace for all the seed of the sons of the beloved,

Book of Jubilees 31:33
And blessed will he be who blesses you; and all who hate you and afflict you and curse you will be rooted out and destroyed from the earth and accursed."

Book of Jubilees 31:34
And turning, he kissed him again and embraced him, and rejoiced greatly; for he had seen the sons of Jacob his son in very truth.

Book of Jubilees 31:35
And he went forth from between his feet and fell down and prostrated to him. And he blessed them. And [Jacob] rested there with Isaac his father that night, and they ate and drank with joy.

Book of Jubilees 31:36
And he made the two sons of Jacob sleep, the one on his right hand and the other on his left and it was counted to him for righteousness.

Book of Jubilees 31:37
And Jacob told his father everything during the night, how the Lord had shown him great mercy, and how He had prospered [him in] all his ways, and protected him from all evil.

Book of Jubilees 31:38
And Isaac blessed the God of his father Abraham, who had not withdrawn His mercy and His righteousness from the sons of His servant Isaac.

Book of Jubilees 31:39
And in the morning, Jacob told his father Isaac the vow which he had vowed to the Lord, and the vision which he had seen, and that he had built an altar, and that everything was ready for the sacrifice to be made before the Lord as he had vowed, and that he had come to set him on an ass.

Book of Jubilees 31:40
And Isaac said to Jacob his son, "I am not able to go with you; for I am old, and not able to bear the way:

Book of Jubilees 31:41
Go, my son, in peace; for I am one hundred and sixty five years this day; I am no longer able to journey, set your mother [on an ass] and let her go with you.

Book of Jubilees 31:42
And I know, my son, that you have come on my account, and may this day be blessed on which you have seen me alive, and I also have seen you, my son.

Book of Jubilees 31:43
May you prosper and fulfill the vow which you have vowed, and put not off your vow; for you will be called to account as touching the vow;

Book of Jubilees 31:44
Now therefore make haste to perform it, and may He be pleased who has made all things, to whom you have vowed the vow."

Book of Jubilees 31:45
And he said to Rebecca, "Go with Jacob your son;" and Rebecca went with Jacob her son, and Deborah with her, and they came to Bethel.

Book of Jubilees 31:46
And Jacob remembered the prayer with which his father had blessed him and his two sons, Levi and Judah, and he rejoiced and blessed the God of his fathers, Abraham and Isaac.

Book of Jubilees 31:47
And he said, "Now I know that I have an eternal hope, and my sons also, before the God of all;" and thus is it ordained concerning the two; and they record it as an eternal testimony to them on the heavenly tables how Isaac blessed them.

Book of Jubilees 32:1
And he abode that night at Bethel, and Levi dreamed that they had ordained and made him the priest of the Most High God, him and his sons forever;

Book of Jubilees 32:2
And he awoke from his sleep and blessed the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 32:3
And Jacob rose early in the morning, on the fourteenth of this month, and he gave a tithe of all that came with him, both of men and cattle, both of gold and every vessel and garment, indeed, he gave tithes of all.

Book of Jubilees 32:4
And in those days Rachel became pregnant with her son Benjamin. And Jacob counted his sons from him upwards and Levi fell to the portion of the Lord,

Book of Jubilees 32:5
And his father clothed him in the garments of the priesthood and filled his hands.

Book of Jubilees 32:6
And on the fifteenth of this month, he brought to the altar fourteen oxen from amongst the cattle, and twenty eight rams, and forty nine sheep, and seven lambs, and twenty one kids of the goats as a burnt offering on the altar of sacrifice, well pleasing for a sweet savor before God

Book of Jubilees 32:7
This was his offering, in consequence of the vow which he had vowed that he would give a tenth, with their fruit offerings and their drink offerings.

Book of Jubilees 32:8
And when the fire had consumed it, he burnt incense on the fire over the fire,

Book of Jubilees 32:9
And for a thank offering two oxen and four rams and four sheep, four he-goats, and two sheep of a year old, and two kids of the goats;

Book of Jubilees 32:10
And thus he did daily for seven days. And he and all his sons and his men were eating [this] with joy there during seven days

Book of Jubilees 32:11
And blessing and thanking the Lord, who had delivered him out of all his tribulation and had given him his vow.

Book of Jubilees 32:12
And he tithed all the clean animals, and made a burnt sacrifice, but the unclean animals he gave [not] to Levi his son, and he gave him all the souls of the men

Book of Jubilees 32:13
And Levi discharged the priestly office at Bethel before Jacob his father in preference to his ten brothers, and he was a priest there,

Book of Jubilees 32:14
And Jacob gave his vow: thus he tithed again the tithe to the Lord and sanctified it, and it became holy to Him.

Book of Jubilees 32:15
And for this reason it is ordained on the heavenly tables as a law for the tithing again the tithe to eat before the Lord from year to year,

Book of Jubilees 32:16
In the place where it is chosen that His name should dwell, and to this law there is no limit of days forever. This ordinance is written that it may be fulfilled from year to year in eating the second tithe before the Lord in the place where it has been chosen,

Book of Jubilees 32:17
And nothing will remain over from it from this year to the year following. For in its year will the seed be eaten till the days of the gathering of the seed of the year, and the wine till the days of the wine, and the oil till the days of its season.

Book of Jubilees 32:18
And all that is left thereof and becomes old, let it be regarded as polluted: let it be burnt with fire, for it is unclean.

Book of Jubilees 32:19
And thus let them eat it together in the sanctuary, and let them not allow it to become old.

Book of Jubilees 32:20
And all the tithes of the oxen and sheep will be holy to the Lord, and will belong to His priests, which they will eat before Him from year to year; for thus is it ordained and engraven regarding the tithe on the heavenly tables.

Book of Jubilees 32:21
And on the following night, on the twenty second day of this month, Jacob resolved to build that place, and to surround the court with a wall, and to sanctify it and make it holy forever, for himself and his children after him.

Book of Jubilees 32:22
And the Lord appeared to him by night and blessed him and said to him, "Your name will not be called Jacob, but Israel will they name your name."

Book of Jubilees 32:23
And He said to him again, "I am the Lord who created the heaven and the earth, and I will increase you and multiply you exceedingly, and kings will come forth from you, and they will judge everywhere wherever the foot of the sons of men has trodden.

Book of Jubilees 32:24
Ana I will give to your seed all the earth which is under heaven, and they will judge all the nations according to their desires, and after that they will get possession of the whole earth and inherit it forever."

Book of Jubilees 32:25
And He finished speaking with him, and He went up from him, and Jacob looked till He had ascended into heaven.

Book of Jubilees 32:26
And he saw in a vision of the night, and behold an angel descended from heaven with seven tablets in his hands, and he gave them to Jacob, and he read them and knew all that was written therein which would befall him and his sons through-out all the ages.

Book of Jubilees 32:27
And he showed him all that was written on the tablets, and said to him, "Do not build this place, and do not make it an eternal sanctuary, and do not dwell here; for this is not the place.

Book of Jubilees 32:28
Go to the house of Abraham your father and dwell with Isaac your father until the day of the death of your father.

Book of Jubilees 32:29
For in Egypt you will die in peace, and in this land you will be buried with honor in the sepulchre of your fathers, with Abraham and Isaac.

Book of Jubilees 32:30
Fear not, for as you have seen and read it, thus will it all be; and write down everything as you have seen and read."

Book of Jubilees 32:31
And Jacob said, "Lord, how can I remember all that I have read and seen?" And he said to him, "I will bring all things to your remembrance."

Book of Jubilees 32:32
And he went up from him, and he awoke from his sleep, and he remembered everything which he had read and seen, and he wrote down all the words which he had read and seen.

Book of Jubilees 32:33
And he celebrated there yet another day, and he sacrificed thereon according to all that he sacrificed on the former days, and called its name "Addition,"

Book of Jubilees 32:34
For this day was added, and the former days he called "The Feast." And thus it was manifested that it should be, and it is written on the heavenly tables:

Book of Jubilees 32:35
Therefore it was revealed to him that he should celebrate it, and add it to the seven days of the feast. And its name was called "Addition," because that it was recorded amongst the days of the feast days, according to the number of the days of the year.

Book of Jubilees 32:36
And in the night, on the twenty third of this month, Deborah, Rebecca's nurse, died, and they buried her beneath the city under the oak of the river, and he called the name of this place, "The river of Deborah," and the oak, "The oak of the mourning of Deborah."

Book of Jubilees 32:37
And Rebecca went and returned to her house to his father Isaac, and Jacob sent by her hand rams and sheep and he-goats that she should prepare a meal for his father such as he desired.

Book of Jubilees 32:38
And he went after his mother till he came to the land of Kabratan, and he dwelt there.

Book of Jubilees 32:39
And Rachel bore a son in the night, and called his name "Son of my sorrow;" for she suffered in giving him birth: but his father called his name Benjamin, on the eleventh of the eighth month in the first of the sixth week of this jubilee.

Book of Jubilees 32:40
And Rachel died there and she was buried in the land of Ephrath, the same is Bethlehem,

Book of Jubilees 32:41
And Jacob built a pillar on the grave of Rachel, on the road above her grave.

Book of Jubilees 33:1
And Jacob went and dwelt to the south of Magdaladraef.

Book of Jubilees 33:2
And he went to his father Isaac, he and Leah his wife, on the new moon of the tenth month.

Book of Jubilees 33:3
And Reuben saw Bilhah, Rachel's maid, the concubine of his father, bathing in water in a secret place, and he loved her. And he hid himself at night, and he entered the house of Bilhah [at night], and he found her sleeping alone on a bed in her house.

Book of Jubilees 33:4
And he lay with her, and she awoke and saw, and behold Reuben was lying with her in the bed, and she uncovered the border of her covering and seized him, and cried out,

Book of Jubilees 33:5
And discovered that it was Reuben. And she was ashamed because of him, and released her hand from him, and he fled. And she lamented because of this thing exceedingly, and did not tell it to anyone.

Book of Jubilees 33:6
And when Jacob returned and sought her, she said to him, "I am not clean for you, for I have been defiled as regards you; for Reuben has defiled me, and has lain with me in the night, and I was asleep, and did not discover until he uncovered my skirt and slept with me." And Jacob was exceedingly wroth with Reuben because he had lain with Bilhah, because he had uncovered his father's skirt.

Book of Jubilees 33:7
And Jacob did not approach her again because Reuben had defiled her. And as for any man who uncovers his father's skirt -

Book of Jubilees 33:8
His deed is wicked exceedingly, for he is abominable before the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 33:9
For this reason it is written and ordained on the heavenly tables that a man should not lie with his father's wife, and should not uncover his father's skirt, for this is unclean:

Book of Jubilees 33:10
They will surely die together, the man who lies with his father's wife and the woman also, for they have done uncleanness on the earth.

Book of Jubilees 33:11
And there will be nothing unclean before our God in the nation which He has chosen for Himself as a possession.

Book of Jubilees 33:12
And again, it is written a second time, "Cursed is he who lies with the wife of his father, for he has uncovered his father's shame;" and all the holy ones of the Lord said "So be it; so be it."

Book of Jubilees 33:13
And you, Moses, command the Children of Israel that they observe this word; for it [entails] a punishment of death; and it is unclean, and there is no atonement forever to atone for the man who has committed this, but he is to be put to death and slain, and stoned with stones, and rooted out from the midst of the people of our God.

Book of Jubilees 33:14
For to no man who does so in Israel is it permitted to remain alive a single day on the earth, for he is abominable and unclean.

Book of Jubilees 33:15
And let them not say: to Reuben was granted life and forgiveness after he had lain with his father's concubine, and to her also though she had a husband, and her husband Jacob, his father, was still alive.

Book of Jubilees 33:16
For until that time there had not been revealed the ordinance and judgement and law in its completeness for all,

Book of Jubilees 33:17
But in your days [it has been revealed] as a law of seasons and of days, and an everlasting law for the everlasting generations.

Book of Jubilees 33:18
And for this law there is no consummation of days, and no atonement for it, but they must both be rooted out in the midst of the nation: on the day whereon they committed it they will slay them.

Book of Jubilees 33:19
And you, Moses, write [it] down for Israel that they may observe it, and do according to these words, and not commit a sin to death; for the Lord our God is judge, who does not respect persons and does not accept gifts.

Book of Jubilees 33:20
And tell them these words of the covenant, that they may hear and observe, and be on their guard with respect to them, and not be destroyed and rooted out of the land;

Book of Jubilees 33:21
For an uncleanness, and an abomination, and a contamination, and a pollution are all those who commit it on the earth before our God.

Book of Jubilees 33:22
And there is no greater sin than the fornication which they commit on earth; for Israel is a holy nation to the Lord its God, and a nation of inheritance, and a priestly and royal nation and for [His own] possession;

Book of Jubilees 33:23
And there will no such uncleanness appear in the midst of the holy nation.

Book of Jubilees 33:24
And in the third year of this sixth week Jacob and all his sons went and dwelt in the house of Abraham, near Isaac his father and Rebecca his mother.

Book of Jubilees 33:25
And these were the names of the sons of Jacob: the firstborn Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulon, the sons of Leah;

Book of Jubilees 33:26
And the sons of Rachel, Joseph and Benjamin;

Book of Jubilees 33:27
And the sons of Bilhah, Dan and Naphtali, and the sons of Zilpah, Gad and Asher; and Dinah, the daughter of Leah, the only daughter of Jacob.

Book of Jubilees 33:28
And they came and bowed themselves to Isaac and Rebecca, and when they saw them they blessed Jacob and all his sons,

Book of Jubilees 33:29
And Isaac rejoiced exceedingly, for he saw the sons of Jacob, his younger son, and he blessed them.

Book of Jubilees 34:1
And in the sixth year of this week of this forty fourth jubilee Jacob sent his sons to pasture their sheep, and his servants with them, to the pastures of Shechem.

Book of Jubilees 34:2
And the seven kings of the Amorites assembled themselves together against them, to slay them, hiding themselves under the trees, and to take their cattle as a prey.

Book of Jubilees 34:3
And Jacob and Levi and Judah and Joseph were in the house with Isaac their father; for his spirit was sorrowful, and they could not leave him: and Benjamin was the youngest, and for this reason remained with his father.

Book of Jubilees 34:4
And there came the king[s] of Taphu, and the king[s] of Aresa, and the king[s] of Seragan, and the king[s] of Selo, and the king[s] of Gaas, and the king of Bethoron, and the king of Maanisakir, and all those who dwell in these mountains [and] who dwell in the woods in the land of Canaan.

Book of Jubilees 34:5
And they announced this to Jacob saying, "Behold, the kings of the Amorites have surrounded your sons, and plundered their herds."

Book of Jubilees 34:6
And he arose from his housel he and his three sons and all the servants of his father, and his own servants, and he went against them with six thousand men, who carried swords.

Book of Jubilees 34:7
And he slew them in the pastures of Shechem, and pursued those who fled, and he slew them with the edge of the sword, and he slew Aresa and Taphu and Saregan and Selo and Amanisakir and Ga[ga]as,

Book of Jubilees 34:8
And he recovered his herds. And he prevailed over them, and imposed tribute on them that they should pay him tribute, five fruit products of their land,

Book of Jubilees 34:9
And he built Robel and Tamnatares

Book of Jubilees 34:10
And he returned in peace, and made peace with them, and they became his servants, until the day that he and his sons went down in to Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 34:11
And in the seventh year of this week he sent Joseph to learn about the welfare of his brothers from his house to the land of Shechem,

Book of Jubilees 34:12
And he found them in the land of Dothan. And they dealt treacherously with him, and formed a plot against him to slay him,

Book of Jubilees 34:13
But changing their minds, they sold him to Ishmaelite merchants,

Book of Jubilees 34:14
And they brought him down into Egypt, and they sold him to Potiphar, the eunuch of Pharaoh, the chief of the cooks, priest of the city of Elew.

Book of Jubilees 34:15
And the sons of Jacob slaughtered a kid, and dipped the coat of Joseph in the blood, and sent [it] to Jacob their father on the tenth of the seventh month.

Book of Jubilees 34:16
And he mourned all that night, for they had brought it to him in the evening, and he became feverish with mourning for his death, and he said, "An evil beast has devoured Joseph;"

Book of Jubilees 34:17
And all the members of his house [mourned with him that day, and they] were grieving and mourning with him all that day.

Book of Jubilees 34:18
And his sons and his daughter rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted for his son.

Book of Jubilees 34:19
And on that day Bilhah heard that Joseph had perished, and she died mourning him, and she was living in Qafratef.

Book of Jubilees 34:20
And Dinah also, his daughter, died after Joseph had perished. And there came these three mournings upon Israel in one month.

Book of Jubilees 34:21
And they buried Bilhah over against the tomb of Rachel, and Dinah also, his daughter, they buried there.

Book of Jubilees 34:22
And he mourned for Joseph one year, and did not cease, for he said "Let me go down to the grave mourning for my son."

Book of Jubilees 34:23
For this reason it is ordained for the Children of Israel that they should afflict themselves on the tenth of the seventh month - on the day that the news which made him weep for Joseph came to Jacob his father

Book of Jubilees 34:24
That they should make atonement for themselves thereon with a young goat on the tenth of the seventh month, once a year, for their sins; for they had grieved the affection of their father regarding Joseph his son.

Book of Jubilees 34:25
And this day has been ordained that they should grieve thereon for their sins, and for all their transgressions and for all their errors, so that they might cleanse themselves on that day once a year.

Book of Jubilees 34:26
And after Joseph perished, the sons of Jacob took to themselves wives.

Book of Jubilees 34:27
The name of Reuben's wife is Ada and the name of Simeon's wife is Adibaa, a Canaanite;

Book of Jubilees 34:28
And the name of Levi's wife is Melka, of the daughters of Aram, of the seed of the sons of Terah; and the name of Judah's wife, Betasuel, a Canaanite;

Book of Jubilees 34:29
And the name of Issachar's wife, Hezaqa; and the name of Zebulon's wife, Niiman; and the name of Dan's wife, Egla;

Book of Jubilees 34:30
And the name of Naphtali's wife, Rasuu, of Mesopotamia;

Book of Jubilees 34:31
And the name of Gad's wife, Maka; and the name of Asher's wife, Ijona;

Book of Jubilees 34:32
And the name of Joseph's wife, Asenath, the Egyptian; and the name of Benjamin's wife, Ijasaka.

Book of Jubilees 34:33
And Simeon repented, and took a second wife from Mesopotamia as his brothers.

Book of Jubilees 35:1
And in the first year of the first week of the forty fifth jubilee Rebecca called Jacob, her son, and commanded him regarding his father and regarding his brother, that he should honor them all the days of his life.

Book of Jubilees 35:2
And Jacob said, "I will do everything as you have commanded me; for this thing will be honor and greatness to me, and righteousness before the Lord, that I should honor them.

Book of Jubilees 35:3
And you too, mother, know from the time I was born until this day, all my deeds and all that is in my heart, that I always think good concerning all.

Book of Jubilees 35:4
And how should I not do this thing which you have commanded me, that I should honor my father and my brother! Tell me, mother, what perversity have you seen in me and I will turn away from it, and mercy will be upon me."

Book of Jubilees 35:5
And she said to him, "My son, I have not seen in you all my days anything perverse but [only] upright deeds. And yet I will tell you the truth, my son: I will die this, year,

Book of Jubilees 35:6
And I will not survive this year in my life; for I have seen in a dream the day of my death, that I should not live beyond a hundred and fifty five years: and behold I have completed all the days of my life which I am to live."

Book of Jubilees 35:7
And Jacob laughed at the words of his mother, because his mother had said to him that she should die; and she was sitting opposite to him in possession of her strength, and she was not infirm in her strength;

Book of Jubilees 35:8
For she went in and out and saw, and her teeth were strong, and no ailment had touched her all the days of her life.

Book of Jubilees 35:9
And Jacob said to her, "Blessed am I, mother, if my days approach the days of your life, and my strength remain with me thus as your strength: and you will not die, for you are jesting idly with me regarding your death."

Book of Jubilees 35:10
And she went in to Isaac and said to him, "One petition I make to you: make Esau swear that he will not injure Jacob, nor pursue him with enmity;

Book of Jubilees 35:11
For you know Esau's thoughts that they are perverse from his youth, and there is no goodness in him; for he desires after your death to kill him.

Book of Jubilees 35:12
And you know all that he has done since the day Jacob his brother went to Haran until this day;

Book of Jubilees 35:13
How he has forsaken us with his whole heart, and has done evil to us; your flocks he has taken to himself, and carried off all your possessions from before your face.

Book of Jubilees 35:14
And when we implored and besought him for what was our own, he did as a man who was taking pity on us.

Book of Jubilees 35:15
And he is bitter against you because you did bless Jacob your perfect and upright son; for there is no evil but only goodness in him,

Book of Jubilees 35:16
And since he came from Haran to this day he has not robbed us of anything, for he brings us everything in its season always,

Book of Jubilees 35:17
And rejoices with all his heart when we take at his hands, and he blesses us, and has not parted from us since he came from Haran until this day,

Book of Jubilees 35:18
And he remains with us continually at home honoring us."

Book of Jubilees 35:19
And Isaac said to her, "I, too, know and see the deeds of Jacob who is with us, how that with all his heart he honors us;

Book of Jubilees 35:20
But I loved Esau formerly more than Jacob, because he was the firstborn; but now I love Jacob more than Esau, for he has done manifold evil deeds, and there is no righteousness in him,

Book of Jubilees 35:21
For all his ways are unrighteousness and violence, [and there is no righteousness around him].

Book of Jubilees 35:22
And now my heart is troubled because of all his deeds, and neither he nor his seed is to be saved, for they are those who will be destroyed from the earth, and who will be rooted out from under heaven,

Book of Jubilees 35:23
For he has forsaken the God of Abraham and gone after his wives and after their uncleanness and after their error, he and his children.

Book of Jubilees 35:24
And you bid me make him swear that he will not slay Jacob, his brother; even if he swears he will not abide by his oath, and he will not do good but evil only.

Book of Jubilees 35:25
But if he desires to slay Jacob, his brother, into Jacob's hands will he be given, and he will not escape from his hands, [for he will descend into his hands.]

Book of Jubilees 35:26
And fear you not on account of Jacob; for the guardian of Jacob is great and powerful and honored, and praised more than the guardian of Esau."

Book of Jubilees 35:27
And Rebecca sent and called Esau, and he came to her, and she said to him, "I have a petition, my son, to make to you, and do you promise to do it, my son."

Book of Jubilees 35:28
And he said, "I will do everything that you say to me, and I will not refuse your petition."

Book of Jubilees 35:29
And she said to him, "I ask you that the day I die, you will take me in and bury me near Sarah, your father's mother,

Book of Jubilees 35:30
And that you and Jacob will love each other, and that neither will desire evil against the other, but mutual love only,

Book of Jubilees 35:31
And [so] you will prosper, my sons, and be honored in the midst of the land, and no enemy will rejoice over you, and you will be a blessing and a mercy in the eyes of all those that love you."

Book of Jubilees 35:32
And he said, "I will do all that you have told me, and I will bury you on the day you die near Sarah, my father's mother, as you have desired that her bones may be near your bones.

Book of Jubilees 35:33
And Jacob, my brother, also, I will love above all flesh; for I have not a brother in all the earth but him only:

Book of Jubilees 35:34
And this is no great merit for me if I love him; for he is my brother, and we were sown together in your body, and together came we forth from your womb,

Book of Jubilees 35:35
And if I do not love my brother, whom will I love? And I, myself, beg you to exhort Jacob concerning me and concerning my sons, for I know that he will assuredly be king over me and my sons,

Book of Jubilees 35:36
For on the day my father blessed him he made him the higher and me the lower.

Book of Jubilees 35:37
And I swear to you that I will love him, and not desire evil against him all the days of my life but good only."

Book of Jubilees 35:38
And he swore to her regarding all this matter.

Book of Jubilees 35:39
And she called Jacob before the eyes of Esau, and gave him commandment according to the words which she had spoken to Esau.

Book of Jubilees 35:40
And he said, "I will do your pleasure; believe me that no evil will proceed from me or from my sons against Esau, and I will be first in nothing, save in love only."

Book of Jubilees 35:41
And they ate and drank, she and her sons that night, and she died, three jubilees and one week and one year old, on that night,

Book of Jubilees 35:42
And her two sons, Esau and Jacob, buried her in the double cave near Sarah, their father's mother.

Book of Jubilees 36:1
And in the sixth year of this week Isaac called his two sons, Esau and Jacob, and they came to him, and he said to them, "My sons, I am going the way of my fathers, to the eternal house where my fathers are.

Book of Jubilees 36:2
Therefore bury me near Abraham my father, in the double cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite, where Abraham purchased a sepulchre to bury in; in the sepulchre which I dug for myself, there bury me.

Book of Jubilees 36:3
And this I command you, my sons, that you practice righteousness and uprightness on the earth, so that the Lord may bring upon you all that the Lord said that he would do to Abraham and to his seed.

Book of Jubilees 36:4
And love one another, my sons, your brothers as a man who loves his own soul, and let each seek in what he may benefit his brother, and act together on the earth; and let them love each other as their own souls.

Book of Jubilees 36:5
And concerning the question of idols, I command and admonish you to reject them and hate them, and love them not; for they are full of deception for those that serve them and for those that bow down to them.

Book of Jubilees 36:6
Remember, my sons, the Lord God of Abraham your father, and how I too prostrated to Him and served Him in righteousness and in joy,

Book of Jubilees 36:7
That He might multiply you and increase your seed as the stars of heaven in multitude, and establish you on the earth as the plant of righteousness which will not be rooted out to all the generations forever.

Book of Jubilees 36:8
And now I will make you swear a great oath - for there is no oath which is greater than it by the name glorious and honored and great and splendid and wonderful and mighty, which created the heavens and the earth and all things together.

Book of Jubilees 36:9
That you will fear Him and serve Him. And that each will love his brother with affection and righteousness, and that neither will desire evil against his brother from henceforth forever all the days of your life, so that you may prosper in all your deeds and not be destroyed.

Book of Jubilees 36:10
And if either of you devises evil against his brother, know that from henceforth everyone that devises evil against his brother will fall into his hand, and will be rooted out of the land of the living, and his seed will be destroyed from under heaven.

Book of Jubilees 36:11
But on the day of turbulence and execration and indignation and anger, with flaming devouring fire as He burnt Sodom, so likewise will He burn his land and his city and all that is his,

Book of Jubilees 36:12
And he will be blotted out of the book of the discipline of the children of men, and not be recorded in the book of life,

Book of Jubilees 36:13
But in that which is appointed to destruction, and he will depart into eternal execration; so that their condemnation may be always renewed in hate and in execration and in wrath and in torment and in indignation and in plagues and in disease forever.

Book of Jubilees 36:14
I say and testify to you, my sons, according to the judgement which will come upon the man who wishes to injure his brother."

Book of Jubilees 36:15
And he divided all his possessions between the two on that day, and he gave the larger portion to him that was the firstborn, and the tower and all that was about it, and all that Abraham possessed at the Well of the Oath.

Book of Jubilees 36:16
And he said, "This larger portion I will give to the firstborn." And Esau said, "I have sold to Jacob and given my birthright to Jacob; to him let it be given, and I have not a single word to say regarding it, for it is his."

Book of Jubilees 36:17
And Isaac said, "May a blessing rest upon you, my sons, and upon your seed this day, for you have given me rest, and my heart is not pained concerning the birthright, lest you should work wickedness on account of it.

Book of Jubilees 36:18
May the Most High God bless the man that works righteousness, him and his seed forever."

Book of Jubilees 36:19
And he ended commanding them and blessing them, and they ate and drank together before him, and he rejoiced because there was one mind between them, and they went forth from him and rested that day and slept.

Book of Jubilees 36:20
And Isaac slept on his bed that day rejoicing; and he slept the eternal sleep, and died one hundred and eighty years old. He completed twenty five weeks and five years;

Book of Jubilees 36:21
And his two sons Esau and Jacob buried him. And Esau went to the land of Edom, to the mountains of Seir, and dwelt there.

Book of Jubilees 36:22
And Jacob dwelt in the mountains of Hebron, in the tower of the land of the sojournings of his father Abraham, and he served the Lord with all his heart and according to the visible commands according as He had divided the days of his generations....

Book of Jubilees 36:23
And Leah his wife died in the fourth year of the second week of the forty fifth jubilee, and he buried her in the double cave near Rebecca his mother, to the left of the grave of Sarah, his father's mother.

Book of Jubilees 36:24
And all her sons and his sons came to mourn over Leah his wife with him, and to comfort him regarding her, for he was lamenting her. For he loved her exceedingly after Rachel her sister died;

Book of Jubilees 36:25
For she was perfect and upright in all her ways and honored Jacob, and all the days that she lived with him he did not hear from her mouth a harsh word, for she was gentle and peaceable and upright and honorable.

Book of Jubilees 36:26
And he remembered all her deeds which she had done during her life, and he lamented her exceedingly; for he loved her with all his heart and with all his soul.

Book of Jubilees 37:1
And on the day that Isaac, the father of Jacob and Esau, died, the sons of Esau heard that Isaac had given the portion of the elder to his younger son Jacob and they were very angry.

Book of Jubilees 37:2
And they strove with their father, saying, "Why has your father given Jacob the portion of the elder and passed over you, although you are the elder and Jacob the younger?"

Book of Jubilees 37:3
And he said to them "Because I sold my birthright to Jacob for a small mess of lentils;

Book of Jubilees 37:4
And on the day my father sent me to hunt and catch and bring him something that he should eat and bless me, he came with guile and brought my father food and drink, and my father blessed him and put me under his hand.

Book of Jubilees 37:5
And now our father has caused us to swear, me and him, that we will not mutually devise evil, either against his brother, and that we will continue in love and in peace each with his brother and not make our ways corrupt."

Book of Jubilees 37:6
And they said to him, "We will not listen to you to make peace with him; for our strength is greater than his strength, and we are more powerful than him;

Book of Jubilees 37:7
We will go against him and slay him, and destroy him and his sons. And if you will not go with us, we will do hurt to you also.

Book of Jubilees 37:8
And now listen to us: let us send to Aram and Philistia and Moab and Ammon, and let us choose for ourselves chosen men who are ardent for battle, and let us go against him and do battle with him, and let us exterminate him from the earth before he grows strong."

Book of Jubilees 37:9
And their father said to them, "Do not go and do not make war with him lest you fall before him."

Book of Jubilees 37:10
And they said to him, "This too, is exactly your mode of action from your youth until this day, and you are putting your neck under his yoke. We will not listen to these words."

Book of Jubilees 37:11
And they sent to Aram, and to Aduram to the friend of their father, and they hired along with them one thousand fighting men, chosen men of war.

Book of Jubilees 37:12
And there came to them from Moab and from the children of Ammon, those who were hired, one thousand chosen men, and from Philistia, one thousand chosen men of war, and from Edom and from the Horites one thousand chosen fighting men, and from the Kittim mighty men of war.

Book of Jubilees 37:13
And they said to their father, "Go forth with them and lead them, else we will slay you." And he was filled with wrath and indignation on seeing that his sons were forcing him to go before [them] to lead them against Jacob his brother.

Book of Jubilees 37:14
But afterward he remembered all the evil which lay hidden in his heart against Jacob his brother; and he remembered not the oath which he had sworn to his father and to his mother that he would devise no evil all his days against Jacob his brother.

Book of Jubilees 37:15
And notwithstanding all this, Jacob did not know that they were coming against him to battle, and he was mourning for Leah, his wife, until they approached very near to the tower with four thousand warriors and chosen men of war.

Book of Jubilees 37:16
And the men of Hebron sent to him saying, "Behold your brother has come against you, to fight you, with four thousand girt with the sword, and they carry shields and weapons;"

Book of Jubilees 37:17
For they loved Jacob more than Esau. So they told him; for Jacob was a more liberal and merciful man than Esau.

Book of Jubilees 37:18
But Jacob would not believe until they came very near to the tower.

Book of Jubilees 37:19
And he closed the gates of the tower; and he stood on the battlements and spoke to his brother Esau and said, "Noble is the comfort wherewith you have come to comfort me for my wife who has died.

Book of Jubilees 37:20
Is this the oath that you swore to your father and again to your mother before they died? You have broken the oath, and on the moment that you swore to your father were you condemned."

Book of Jubilees 37:21
And then Esau answered and said to him, "Neither the children of men nor the beasts of the earth have any oath of righteousness which in swearing they have sworn [an oath valid] forever; but every day they devise evil one against another, and how each may slay his adversary and foe.

Book of Jubilees 37:22
And you hate me and my children forever. And there is no observing the tie of brotherhood with you.

Book of Jubilees 37:23
Hear these words which I declare to you, if the boar can change its skin and make its bristles as soft as wool, or if it can cause horns to sprout forth on its head like the horns of a stag or of a sheep, then will I observe the tie of brotherhood with you.

Book of Jubilees 37:24
[And if the breasts separated themselves from their mother; for you have not been a brother to me.] And if the wolves make peace with the lambs so as not to devour or do them violence, and if their hearts are towards them for good, then there will be peace in my heart towards you.

Book of Jubilees 37:25
And if the lion becomes the friend of the ox and makes peace with him, and if he is bound under one yoke with him and ploughs with him, then will I make peace with you.

Book of Jubilees 37:26
And when the raven becomes white as the raza, then know that I have loved you and will make peace with you.

Book of Jubilees 37:27
You will be rooted out, and your sons will be rooted out, and there will be no peace for you."

Book of Jubilees 37:28
And when Jacob saw that he was [so] evilly disposed towards him with his heart, and with all his soul as to slay him, and that he had come springing like the wild boar which comes upon the spear that pierces and kills it, and recoils not from it;

Book of Jubilees 37:29
Then he spoke to his own and to his servants that they should attack him and all his companions.

Book of Jubilees 38:1
And after that Judah spoke to Jacob, his father, and said to him, "Bend your bow, father, and send forth your arrows and cast down the adversary and slay the enemy;

Book of Jubilees 38:2
And may you have the power, for we will not slay your brother, for he is such as you, and he is like you: let us give him [this] honor."

Book of Jubilees 38:3
Then Jacob bent his bow and sent forth the arrow and struck Esau, his brother, [on his right breast] and slew him.

Book of Jubilees 38:4
And again he sent forth an arrow and struck Adoran the Aramaean, on the left breast, and drove him backward and slew him.

Book of Jubilees 38:5
And then went forth the sons of Jacob, they and their servants, dividing themselves into companies on the four sides of the tower.

Book of Jubilees 38:6
And Judah went forth in front, and Naphtali and Gad with him and fifty servants with him on the south side of the tower, and they slew all they found before them, and not one individual of them escaped.

Book of Jubilees 38:7
And Levi and Dan and Asher went forth on the east side of the tower, and fifty [men] with them, and they slew the fighting men of Moab and Ammon.

Book of Jubilees 38:8
And Reuben and Issachar and Zebulon went forth on the north side of the tower, and fifty men with them, and they slew the fighting men of the Philistines.

Book of Jubilees 38:9
And Simeon and Benjamin and Enoch, Reuben's son, went forth on the west side of the tower, and fifty [men] with them, and they slew of Edom and of the Horites four hundred men, stout warriors; and six hundred fled,

Book of Jubilees 38:10
And four of the sons of Esau fled with them, and left their father lying slain, as he had fallen on the hill which is in Aduram.

Book of Jubilees 38:11
And the sons of Jacob pursued after them to the mountains of Seir. And Jacob buried his brother on the hill which is in Aduram, and he returned to his house.

Book of Jubilees 38:12
And the sons of Jacob pressed hard upon the sons of Esau in the mountains of Seir, and bowed their necks so that they became servants of the sons of Jacob.

Book of Jubilees 38:13
And they sent to their father [to inquire] whether they should make peace with them or slay them. And Jacob sent word to his sons that they should make peace,

Book of Jubilees 38:14
And they made peace with them, and placed the yoke of servitude upon them, so that they paid tribute to Jacob and to his sons always.

Book of Jubilees 38:15
And they continued to pay tribute to Jacob until the day that he went down into Egypt. And the sons of Edom have not got quit of the yoke of servitude which the twelve sons of Jacob had imposed on them until this day.

Book of Jubilees 38:16
And these are the kings that reigned in Edom before there reigned any king over the Children of Israel [until this day] in the land of Edom....

Book of Jubilees 38:17
And Balaq, the son of Beor, reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Danaba.

Book of Jubilees 38:18
And Balaq died, and Jobab, the son of Zara of Boser, reigned in his stead.

Book of Jubilees 38:19
And Jobab died, and Asam, of the land of Teman, reigned in his stead. And Asam died, and Adath, the son of Barad, who slew Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead, and the name of his city was Avith.

Book of Jubilees 38:20
And Adath died, and Salman, from Amaseqa, reigned in his stead.

Book of Jubilees 38:21
And Salman died, and Saul of Raaboth [by the] river, reigned in his stead.

Book of Jubilees 38:22
And Saul died, and Baelunan, the son of Achbor, reigned in his stead.

Book of Jubilees 38:23
And Baelunan, the son of Achbor, died, and Adath reigned in his stead, and the name of his wife was Maitabith, the daughter of Matarat, the daughter of Metabedzaab.

Book of Jubilees 38:24
These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom.

Book of Jubilees 39:1
And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings in the land of Canaan.

Book of Jubilees 39:2
These are the generations of Jacob. And Joseph was seventeen years old when they took him down into the land of Egypt, and Potiphar, an eunuch of Pharaoh, the chief cook bought him. And he set Joseph over all his house, and the blessing of the Lord came upon the house of the Egyptian on account of Joseph, and the Lord prospered him in all that he did.

Book of Jubilees 39:3
And the Egyptian committed everything into the hands of Joseph; for he saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord prospered him in all that he did. And Joseph's appearance was comely and very beautiful was his appearance,

Book of Jubilees 39:4
And his master's wife lifted up her eyes and saw Joseph, and she loved him, and besought him to lie with her.

Book of Jubilees 39:5
But he did not surrender his soul, and he remembered the Lord and the words which Jacob, his father, used to read from amongst the words of Abraham,

Book of Jubilees 39:6
That no man should commit fornication with a woman who has a husband; that for him the punishment of death has been ordained in the heavens before the Most High God,

Book of Jubilees 39:7
And the sin will be recorded against him in the eternal books continually before the Lord. And Joseph remembered these words and refused to lie with her.

Book of Jubilees 39:8
And she besought him for a year, but he refused and would not listen. But she embraced him and held him fast in the house in order to force him to lie with her, and closed the doors of the house

Book of Jubilees 39:9
And held him fast; but he left his garment in her hands and broke through the door and fled outside from her presence.

Book of Jubilees 39:10
And the woman saw that he would not lie with her, and she calumniated him in the presence of his lord, saying:

Book of Jubilees 39:11
"Your Hebrew servant, whom you love, sought to force me so that he might lie with me; and it came to pass when I lifted up my voice that he fled and left his garment in my hands when I held him, and he broke through the door."

Book of Jubilees 39:12
And the Egyptian saw the garment of Joseph and the broken door, and heard the words of his wife, and cast Joseph into prison into the place where the prisoners were kept whom the king imprisoned.

Book of Jubilees 39:13
And he was there in the prison; and the Lord gave Joseph favor in the sight of the chief of the prison guards and compassion before him, for he saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper.

Book of Jubilees 39:14
And he committed all things into his hands, and the chief of the prison guards knew of nothing that was with him, for Joseph did everything, and the Lord perfected it.

Book of Jubilees 39:15
And he remained there two years. And in those days Pharaoh, king of Egypt, was wroth against his two eunuchs, against the chief butler and against the chief baker,

Book of Jubilees 39:16
And he put them in ward in the house of the chief cook, in the prison where Joseph was kept.

Book of Jubilees 39:17
And the chief of the prison guards appointed Joseph to serve them; and he served before them.

Book of Jubilees 39:18
And they both dreamed a dream, the chief butler and the chief baker, and they told it to Joseph. And as he interpreted to them so it befell them,

Book of Jubilees 39:19
And Pharaoh restored the chief butler to his office, and the [chief] baker he slew, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

Book of Jubilees 39:20
But the chief butler forgot Joseph in the prison, although he had informed him what would befall him, and did not remember to inform Pharaoh how Joseph had told him for he forgot.

Book of Jubilees 40:1
And in those days Pharaoh dreamed two dreams in one night concerning a famine which was to be in all the land,

Book of Jubilees 40:2
And he awoke from his sleep and called all the interpreters of dreams that were in Egypt, and magicians, and told them his two dreams, and they were not able to declare [them].

Book of Jubilees 40:3
And then the chief butler remembered Joseph and spoke of him to the king,

Book of Jubilees 40:4
And he brought him forth from the prison, and he told his two dreams before him.

Book of Jubilees 40:5
And he said before Pharaoh that his two dreams were one,

Book of Jubilees 40:6
And he said to him, "Seven years will come [in which there will be] plenty over all the land of Egypt, and after that seven years of famine, such a famine as has not been in all the land.

Book of Jubilees 40:7
And now let Pharaoh appoint overseers in all the land of Egypt, and let them store up food in every city throughout the days of the years of plenty, and there will be food for the seven years of famine, and the land will not perish through the famine, for it will be very severe."

Book of Jubilees 40:8
And the Lord gave Joseph favor and mercy in the eyes of Pharaoh, and Pharaoh said to his servants, "We will not find such a wise and discreet man as this man, for the Spirit of the Lord is with him."

Book of Jubilees 40:9
And he appointed him the second in all his kingdom and gave him authority over all Egypt,

Book of Jubilees 40:10
And caused him to ride in the second chariot of Pharaoh. And he clothed him with byssus garments, and he put a gold chain upon his neck, and [a herald] proclaimed before him "El El wa Abirer,"

Book of Jubilees 40:11
And he placed a ring on his hand and made him ruler over all his house, and magnified him, and said to him, "Only on the throne will I be greater than you."

Book of Jubilees 40:12
And Joseph ruled over all the land of Egypt, and all the princes of Pharaoh, and all his servants, and all who did the king's business loved him,

Book of Jubilees 40:13
For he walked in uprightness, for he was without pride and arrogance, and he had no respect of persons, and did not accept gifts, but he judged in uprightness all the people of the land.

Book of Jubilees 40:14
And the land of Egypt was at peace before Pharaoh because of Joseph, for the Lord was with him, and gave him favor and mercy for all his generations before all those who knew him and those who heard concerning him,

Book of Jubilees 40:15
And Pharaoh's kingdom was well ordered, and there was no Satan and no evil person [therein].

Book of Jubilees 40:16
And the king called Joseph's name Sephantiphans, and gave Joseph to wife the daughter of Potiphar, the daughter of the priest of Heliopolis, the chief cook.

Book of Jubilees 40:17
And on the day that Joseph stood before Pharaoh he was thirty years old [when he stood before Pharaoh]. And in that year Isaac died.

Book of Jubilees 40:18
And it came to pass as Joseph had said in the interpretation of his two dreams, accordingly as he had said it, there were seven years of plenty over all the land of Egypt, and the land of Egypt produced abundantly, one measure [producing] eighteen hundred measures.

Book of Jubilees 40:19
And Joseph gathered food into every city until they were full of corn until they could no longer count and measure it for its multitude.

Book of Jubilees 41:1
And in the forty fifth jubilee, in the second week, [and] in the second year, Judah took for his firstborn Er, a wife from the daughters of Aram, named Tamar.

Book of Jubilees 41:2
But he hated, and did not lie with her, because his mother was of the daughters of Canaan, and he wished to take himself a wife of the kinsfolk of his mother, but Judah, his father, would not permit him.

Book of Jubilees 41:3
And this Er, the firstborn of Judah, was wicked, and the Lord slew him.

Book of Jubilees 41:4
And Judah said to Onan, his brother, "Go in to your brother's wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up seed to your brother."

Book of Jubilees 41:5
And Onan knew that the seed would not be his, [but] his brother's only, and he went into the house of his brother's wife, and spilt the seed on the ground,

Book of Jubilees 41:6
And he was wicked in the eyes of the Lord, and He slew him.

Book of Jubilees 41:7
And Judah said to Tamar, his daughter-in-law, "Remain in your father's house as a widow till Shelah my son is grown up, and I will give you to him to wife."

Book of Jubilees 41:8
And he grew up; but Bedsuel, the wife of Judah, did not permit her son Shelah to marry.

Book of Jubilees 41:9
And Bedsuel, the wife of Judah, died in the fifth year of this week. And in the sixth year Judah went up to shear his sheep at Timnah. And they told Tamar, "Behold your father-in-law goes up to Timnah to shear his sheep."

Book of Jubilees 41:10
And she put off her widow's clothes, and put on a veil, and adorned herself, and sat in the gate adjoining the way to Timnah.

Book of Jubilees 41:11
And as Judah was going along he found her, and thought her to be an harlot, and he said to her, "Let me come in to you;"

Book of Jubilees 41:12
And she said to him, "Come in," and he went in. And she said to him, "Give me my hire;" and he said to her, "I have nothing in my hand save my ring that is on my finger, and my necklace, and my staff which is in my hand."

Book of Jubilees 41:13
And she said to him, "Give them to me until you send me my hire;" and he said to her, "I will send to you a kid of the goats;" and he gave them to her,

Book of Jubilees 41:14
[And he went in to her,] and she conceived by him. And Judah went to his sheep, and she went to her father's house.

Book of Jubilees 41:15
And Judah sent a kid of the goats by the hand of his shepherd, an Adullamite, and he did not find her;

Book of Jubilees 41:16
And he asked the people of the place, saying, "Where is the harlot who was here?" And they said to him, "There is no harlot here with us."

Book of Jubilees 41:17
And he returned and informed him, and said to him that he had not found her; "I asked the people of the place, and they said to me: 'There is no harlot here.'"

Book of Jubilees 41:18
And he said, "Let her keep [them] lest we become a cause of derision."

Book of Jubilees 41:19
And when she had completed three months, it was manifest that she was with child, and they told Judah, saying, "Behold Tamar, your daughter-in-law, is with child by whoredom."

Book of Jubilees 41:20
And Judah went to the house of her father, and said to her father and her brothers, "Bring her forth, and let them burn her, for she has done uncleanness in Israel."

Book of Jubilees 41:21
And it came to pass when they brought her forth to burn her that she sent to her father-in-law the ring and the necklace, and the staff, saying, "Discern whose are these, for by him am I with child."

Book of Jubilees 41:22
And Judah acknowledged, and said, "Tamar is more righteous than I am. And therefore let them not burn her." And for that reason she was not given to Shelah, and he did not again approach her.

Book of Jubilees 41:23
And after that she bore two sons, Perez and Zerah, in the seventh year of this second week. And thereupon the seven years of fruitfulness were accomplished, of which Joseph spoke to Pharaoh.

Book of Jubilees 41:24
And Judah acknowledged that the deed which he had done was evil, for he had lain with his daughter-in-law, and he esteemed it hateful in his eyes, and he acknowledged that he had transgressed and gone astray; for he had uncovered the skirt of his son,

Book of Jubilees 41:25
And he began to lament and to supplicate before the Lord because of his transgression. And we told him in a dream that it was forgiven him because he supplicated earnestly, and lamented, and did not again commit it.

Book of Jubilees 41:26
And he received forgiveness because he turned from his sin and from his ignorance, for he transgressed greatly before our God;

Book of Jubilees 41:27
And every one that acts thus, everyone who lies with his mother-in-law, let them burn him with fire that he may burn therein,

Book of Jubilees 41:28
For there is uncleanness and pollution upon them; with fire let them burn them.

Book of Jubilees 41:29
And command the Children of Israel that there be no uncleanness amongst them, for everyone who lies with his daughter-in-law or with his mother-in-law has done uncleanness;

Book of Jubilees 41:30
With fire let them burn the man who has lain with her, and likewise the woman, and He will turn away wrath and punishment from Israel.

Book of Jubilees 41:31
And to Judah we said that his two sons had not lain with her, and for this reason his seed was established for a second generation, and would not be rooted out.

Book of Jubilees 41:32
For in singleness of eye he had gone and sought for punishment, namely, according to the judgement of Abraham, which he had commanded his sons, Judah had sought to burn her with fire.

Book of Jubilees 42:1
And in the first year of the third week of the forty fifth jubilee the famine began to come into the land, and the rain refused to be given to the earth, for nothing whatsoever fell. And the earth grew barren,

Book of Jubilees 42:2
But in the land of Egypt there was food,

Book of Jubilees 42:3
For Joseph had gathered the seed of the land in the seven years of plenty and had preserved it.

Book of Jubilees 42:4
And the Egyptians came to Joseph that he might give them food, and he opened the storehouses where was the grain of the first year, and he sold it to the people of the land for gold.

Book of Jubilees 42:5
[Now the famine was very sore in the land of Canaan], and Jacob heard that there was food in Egypt, and he sent his ten sons that they should procure food for him in Egypt; but Benjamin he did not send,

Book of Jubilees 42:6
And [the ten sons of Jacob] arrived [in Egypt] among those that went [there]. And Joseph recognized them, but they did not recognize him,

Book of Jubilees 42:7
And he spoke to them and questioned them, and he said to them, "Are you not spies, and have you not come to explore the approaches of the land?"

Book of Jubilees 42:8
And he put them in ward. And after that he set them free again, and detained Simeon alone and sent off his nine brothers.

Book of Jubilees 42:9
And he filled their sacks with corn, and he put their gold in their sacks, and they did not know.

Book of Jubilees 42:10
And he commanded them to bring their younger brother, for they had told him their father was living and their younger brother.

Book of Jubilees 42:11
And they went up from the land of Egypt and they came to the land of Canaan; and they told their father all that had befallen them,

Book of Jubilees 42:12
And how the lord of the country had spoken roughly to them, and had seized Simeon till they should bring Benjamin.

Book of Jubilees 42:13
And Jacob said, "You have bereaved me of my children! Joseph is not and Simeon also is not, and you will take Benjamin away. On me has your wickedness come."

Book of Jubilees 42:14
And he said, "My son will not go down with you lest perchance he falls sick;

Book of Jubilees 42:15
For their mother gave birth to two sons, and one has perished, and this one also you will take from me. If perchance he took a fever on the road, you would bring down my old age with sorrow to death."

Book of Jubilees 42:16
For he saw that their money had been returned to every man in his sack, and for this reason he feared to send him.

Book of Jubilees 42:17
And the famine increased and became sore in the land of Canaan, and in all lands except in the land of Egypt,

Book of Jubilees 42:18
For many of the children of the Egyptians had stored up their seed for food from the time when they saw Joseph gathering seed together and putting it in storehouses and preserving it for the years of famine.

Book of Jubilees 42:19
And the people of Egypt fed themselves thereon during the first year of their famine.

Book of Jubilees 42:20
But when Israel saw that the famine was very sore in the land, and there was no deliverance, he said to his sons, "Go again, and procure food for us that we do not die."

Book of Jubilees 42:21
And they said, "We will not go; unless our youngest brother goes with us, we will not go."

Book of Jubilees 42:22
And Israel saw that if he did not send him with them, they should all perish by reason of the famine.

Book of Jubilees 42:23
And Reuben said, "Give him into my hand, and if I do not bring him back to you, slay my two sons instead of his soul." And he said to him, "He will not go with you."

Book of Jubilees 42:24
And Judah came near and said, "Send him with me, and if I do not bring him back to you, let me bear the blame before you all the days of my life."

Book of Jubilees 42:25
And he sent him with them in the second year of this week on the first day of the month, and they came to the land of Egypt with all those who went, and [they had] presents in their hands, stacte and almonds and terebinth nuts and pure honey.

Book of Jubilees 42:26
And they went and stood before Joseph, and he saw Benjamin his brother, and he knew him, and said to them, "Is this your youngest brother?"

Book of Jubilees 42:27
And they said to him, "It is he." and he said, "The Lord be gracious to you, my son!"

Book of Jubilees 42:28
And he sent him into his house and he brought forth Simeon to them and he made a feast for them.

Book of Jubilees 42:29
And they presented to him the gift which they had brought in their hands. And they ate before him and he gave them all a portion, but the portion of Benjamin was seven times larger than that of any of theirs.

Book of Jubilees 42:30
And they ate and drank and arose and remained with their asses.

Book of Jubilees 42:31
And Joseph devised a plan whereby he might learn their thoughts as to whether thoughts of peace prevailed amongst them,

Book of Jubilees 42:32
And he said to the steward who was over his house, "Fill all their sacks with food, and return their money to them into their vessels,

Book of Jubilees 42:33
And my cup, the silver cup out of which I drink, put it in the sack of the youngest, and send them away."

Book of Jubilees 43:1
And he did as Joseph had told him, and filled all their sacks for them with food and put their money in their sacks, and put the cup in Benjamin's sack.

Book of Jubilees 43:2
And early in the morning they departed, and it came to pass that,

Book of Jubilees 43:3
When they had gone from there, Joseph said to the steward of his house, "Pursue them, run and seize them, saying, 'For good you have requited me with evil; you have stolen from me the silver cup out of which my lord drinks.'

Book of Jubilees 43:4
And bring back to me their youngest brother, and fetch [him] quickly before I go forth to my seat of judgement."

Book of Jubilees 43:5
And he ran after them and said to them according to these words.

Book of Jubilees 43:6
And they said to him, "God forbid that your servants should do this thing, and steal from the house of your lord any utensil,

Book of Jubilees 43:7
And the money also which we found in our sacks the first time, we your servants brought back from the land of Canaan. How then should we steal any utensil?

Book of Jubilees 43:8
Behold here are we and our sacks; search, and wherever you find the cup in the sack of any man amongst us, let him be slain, and we and our asses will serve your lord."

Book of Jubilees 43:9
And he said to them, "Not so, the man with whom I find, him only will I take as a servant, and you will return in peace to your house."

Book of Jubilees 43:10
And as he was searching in their vessels, beginning with the eldest and ending with the youngest, it was found in Benjamin's sack.

Book of Jubilees 43:11
And they rent their garments, and laded their asses, and returned to the city

Book of Jubilees 43:12
And came to the house of Joseph, and they all bowed themselves on their faces to the ground before him.

Book of Jubilees 43:13
And Joseph said to them, "You have done evil."

Book of Jubilees 43:14
And they said, "What will we say and how will we defend ourselves? Our lord has discovered the transgression of his servants; behold we are the servants of our lord, and our asses also."

Book of Jubilees 43:15
And Joseph said to them, "I too fear the Lord; as for you, go you to your homes and let your brother be my servant, for you have done evil.

Book of Jubilees 43:16
Do you not know that a man delights in his cup as I with this cup? And yet you have stolen it from me."

Book of Jubilees 43:17
And Judah said, "O my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord's ear;

Book of Jubilees 43:18
Two brothers did your servant's mother bear to our father; one went away and was lost, and has not been found,

Book of Jubilees 43:19
And he alone is left of his mother, and your servant our father loves him, and his life also is bound up with the life of this [lad].

Book of Jubilees 43:20
And it will come to pass, when we go to your servant our father, and the lad is not with us, that he will die, and we will bring down our father with sorrow to death.

Book of Jubilees 43:21
Now rather let me, your servant, abide instead of the boy as a bondsman to my lord, and let the lad go with his brethren,

Book of Jubilees 43:22
For I became surety for him at the hand of your servant our father, and if I do not bring him back, your servant will bear the blame to our father forever."

Book of Jubilees 43:23
And Joseph saw that they were all accordant in goodness one with another, and he could not refrain himself, and he told them that he was Joseph.

Book of Jubilees 43:24
And he conversed with them in the Hebrew tongue and fell on their neck and wept. But they did not know him and they began to weep.

Book of Jubilees 43:25
And he said to them, "Do not weep over me, but hasten and bring my father to me; and you see that it is my mouth that speaks and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see.

Book of Jubilees 43:26
For behold this is the second year of the famine, and there are still five years without harvest or fruit of trees or ploughing.

Book of Jubilees 43:27
Come down quickly you and your households, so that you do not perish through the famine, and do not be grieved for your possessions,

Book of Jubilees 43:28
For the Lord sent me before you to set things in order that many people might live.

Book of Jubilees 43:29
And tell my father that I am still alive, and you, behold, you see that the Lord has made me as a father to Pharaoh, and ruler over his house and over all the land of Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 43:30
And tell my father of all my glory, and all the riches and glory that the Lord has given me."

Book of Jubilees 43:31
And by the command of the mouth of Pharaoh he gave them chariots and provisions for the way, and he gave them all many-coloured raiment and silver.

Book of Jubilees 43:32
And to their father he sent raiment and silver and ten asses which carried com, and he sent them away.

Book of Jubilees 43:33
And they went up and told their father that Joseph was alive, and was measuring out corn to all the nations of the earth, and that he was ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 43:34
And their father did not believe it, for he was beside himself in his mind;

Book of Jubilees 43:35
But when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent, the life of his spirit revived,

Book of Jubilees 43:36
And he said, "It is enough for me if Joseph lives; I will go down and see him before I die."

Book of Jubilees 44:1
And Israel took his journey from Haran from his house on the new moon of the third month, and he went on the way of the Well of the Oath, and he offered a sacrifice to the God of his father Isaac on the seventh of this month.

Book of Jubilees 44:2
And Jacob remembered the dream that he had seen at Bethel, and he feared to go down into Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 44:3
And while he was thinking of sending word to Joseph to come to him, and that he would not go down, he remained there seven days, if perchance he should see a vision as to whether he should remain or go down.

Book of Jubilees 44:4
And he celebrated the harvest festival of the first fruits with old grain, for in all the land of Canaan there was not a handful of seed [in the land], for the famine was over all the beasts and cattle and birds, and also over man.

Book of Jubilees 44:5
And on the sixteenth the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, "Jacob, Jacob;" and he said, "Here am I."

Book of Jubilees 44:6
And He said to him, "I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and Isaac; fear not to go down into Egypt, for I will there make of you a great nation.

Book of Jubilees 44:7
I will go down with you, and I will bring you up [again], and in this land will you be buried, and Joseph will put his hands upon your eyes. Fear not; go down into Egypt."

Book of Jubilees 44:8
And his sons rose up, and his sons' sons, and they placed their father and their possessions upon wagons.

Book of Jubilees 44:9
And Israel rose up from the Well of the Oath on the sixteenth of this third month, and he went to the land of Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 44:10
And Israel sent Judah before him to his son Joseph to examine the Land of Goshen,

Book of Jubilees 44:11
For Joseph had told his brothers that they should come and dwell there that they might be near him.

Book of Jubilees 44:12
And this was the best [land] in the land of Egypt, and near to him, for all [of them] and also for the cattle.

Book of Jubilees 44:13
And these are the names of the sons of Jacob who went into Egypt with Jacob their father.

Book of Jubilees 44:14
Reuben, the firstborn of Israel;

Book of Jubilees 44:15
And these are the names of his sons: Enoch, and Pallu, and Hezron and Carmi - five.

Book of Jubilees 44:16
Simeon and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, the son of the Zephathite woman - seven.

Book of Jubilees 44:17
Levi and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari - four.

Book of Jubilees 44:18
Judah and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Shela, and Perez, and Zerah - four.

Book of Jubilees 44:19
Issachar and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Tola, and Phua, and Jasub, and Shimron - five.

Book of Jubilees 44:20
Zebulon and his sons; and these are the names of his sons: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel - four.

Book of Jubilees 44:21
And these are the sons of Jacob, and their sons, whom Leah bore to Jacob in Mesopotamia, six, and their one sister, Dinah:

Book of Jubilees 44:22
And all the souls of the sons of Leah, and their sons, who went with Jacob their father into Egypt, were twenty nine, and Jacob their father being with them, they were thirty.

Book of Jubilees 44:23
And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, the wife of Jacob, whom she bore to Jacob, Gad and Asher.

Book of Jubilees 44:24
And these are the names of their sons who went with him into Egypt: the sons of Gad: Ziphion, and Haggi, and Shuni, and Ezbon, [and Eri] and Areli, and Arodi - eight.

Book of Jubilees 44:25
And the sons of Asher: Imnah, and Ishvah, [and Ishvi], and Beriah, and Serah, their one sister - six. All the souls were fourteen, and all those of Leah were forty four.

Book of Jubilees 44:26
And the sons of Rachel, the wife of Jacob: Joseph and Benjamin.

Book of Jubilees 44:27
And there were born to Joseph in Egypt before his father came into Egypt, those whom Asenath, daughter of Potiphar priest of Heliopolis bore to him, Manasseh, and Ephraim - three.

Book of Jubilees 44:28
And the sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, and Ehi, and Rosh, and Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard - eleven. And all the souls of Rachel were fourteen.

Book of Jubilees 44:29
And the sons of Bilhah, the handmaid of Rachel, the wife of Jacob, whom she bore to Jacob, were Dan and Naphtali.

Book of Jubilees 44:30
And these are the names of their sons who went with them into Egypt. And the sons of Dan were Hushim, and Samon, and Asudi, and Ijaka, and Salomon - six.

Book of Jubilees 44:31
And they died the year in which they entered into Egypt, and there was left to Dan Hushim alone.

Book of Jubilees 44:32
And these are the names of the sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, and Iv.

Book of Jubilees 44:33
And Iv, who was born after the years of famine, died in Egypt. And all the souls of Rachel were twenty six.

Book of Jubilees 44:34
And all the souls of Jacob which went into Egypt were seventy souls.

Book of Jubilees 44:35
These are his children and his children's children, in all seventy; but five died in Egypt before Joseph, and had no children.

Book of Jubilees 44:36
And in the land of Canaan two sons of Judah died, Er and Onan, and they had no children,

Book of Jubilees 44:37
And the Children of Israel buried those who perished, and they were reckoned among the seventy Gentile nations.

Book of Jubilees 45:1
And Israel went into the country of Egypt, into the land of Goshen, on the new moon of the fourth month, in the second year of the third week of the forty fifth jubilee.

Book of Jubilees 45:2
And Joseph went to meet his father Jacob, to the land of Goshen, and he fell on his father's neck and wept.

Book of Jubilees 45:3
And Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die since I have seen you,

Book of Jubilees 45:4
And now may the Lord God of Israel be blessed, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac who has not withheld His mercy and His grace from His servant Jacob.

Book of Jubilees 45:5
It is enough for me that I have seen your face while I am yet alive;

Book of Jubilees 45:6
Indeed, true is the vision which I saw at Bethel. Blessed is the Lord my God forever and ever, and blessed is His name."

Book of Jubilees 45:7
And Joseph and his brothers ate bread before their father and drank wine, and Jacob rejoiced with exceedingly great joy because he saw Joseph eating with his brothers and drinking before him,

Book of Jubilees 45:8
And he blessed the Creator of all things who had preserved him, and had preserved for him his twelve sons.

Book of Jubilees 45:9
And Joseph had given to his father and to his brothers as a gift the right of dwelling in the land of Goshen and in Rameses and all the region round about, which he ruled over before Pharaoh.

Book of Jubilees 45:10
And Israel and his sons dwelt in the land of Goshen, the best part of the land of Egypt; and Israel was one hundred and thirty years old when he came into Egypt,

Book of Jubilees 45:11
And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren and also their possessions with bread as much as sufficed them for the seven years of the famine.

Book of Jubilees 45:12
And the land of Egypt suffered by reason of the famine, and Joseph acquired all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh in return for food, and he got possession of the people and their cattle and everything for Pharaoh.

Book of Jubilees 45:13
And the years of the famine were accomplished, and Joseph gave to the people in the land seed and food that they might sow [the land] in the eighth year, for the river had overflowed all the land of Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 45:14
For in the seven years of the famine it had not overflowed and had irrigated only a few places on the banks of the river, but now it overflowed.

Book of Jubilees 45:15
And the Egyptians sowed the land, and it bore much corn that year. And this was the first year of the fourth week of the forty fifth jubilee.

Book of Jubilees 45:16
And Joseph took of the corn of the harvest the fifth part for the king and left four parts for them for food and for seed, and Joseph made it an ordinance for the land of Egypt until this day.

Book of Jubilees 45:17
And Israel lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, and all the days which he lived were three jubilees, one hundred and forty seven years,

Book of Jubilees 45:18
And he died in the fourth year of the fifth week of the forty fifth jubilee.

Book of Jubilees 45:19
And Israel blessed his sons before he died and told them everything that would befall them in the land of Egypt; and he made known to them what would come upon them in the last days,

Book of Jubilees 45:20
And blessed them and gave to Joseph two portions in the land.

Book of Jubilees 45:21
And he slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the double cave in the land of Canaan, near Abraham his father in the grave which he dug for himself in the double cave in the land of Hebron.

Book of Jubilees 45:22
And he gave all his books and the books of his fathers to Levi his son that he might preserve them and renew them for his children until this day.

Book of Jubilees 46:1
And it came to pass that after Jacob died the Children of Israel multiplied in the land of Egypt, and they became a great nation,

Book of Jubilees 46:2
And they were of one accord in heart, so that brother loved brother and every man helped his brother, and they increased abundantly and multiplied exceedingly,

Book of Jubilees 46:3
Ten weeks of years, all the days of the life of Joseph.

Book of Jubilees 46:4
And there was no Satan nor any evil all the days of the life of Joseph which he lived after his father Jacob,

Book of Jubilees 46:5
For all the Egyptians honored the Children of Israel all the days of the life of Joseph.

Book of Jubilees 46:6
And Joseph died being a hundred and ten years old;

Book of Jubilees 46:7
Seventeen years he lived in the land of Canaan, and ten years he was a servant, and three years in prison, and eighty years he was under the king, ruling all the land of Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 46:8
And he died and all his brethren and all that generation.

Book of Jubilees 46:9
And he commanded the Children of Israel before he died that they should carry his bones with them when they went forth from the land of Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 46:10
And he made them swear regarding his bones, for he knew that the Egyptians would not again bring forth and bury him in the land of Canaan,

Book of Jubilees 46:11
For Makamaron, king of Canaan, while dwelling in the land of Assyria, fought in the valley with the king of Egypt and slew him there, and pursued after the Egyptians to the gates of Ermon.

Book of Jubilees 46:12
But he was not able to enter, for another, a new king, had become king of Egypt, and he was stronger than him,

Book of Jubilees 46:13
And he returned to the land of Canaan, and the gates of Egypt were closed, and none went out and none came into Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 46:14
And Joseph died in the forty sixth jubilee, in the sixth week, in the second year, and they buried him in the land of Egypt, and his brethren died after him.

Book of Jubilees 46:15
And the king of Egypt went forth to war with the king of Canaan in the forty seventh jubilee, in the second week in the second year,

Book of Jubilees 46:16
And the Children of Israel brought forth all the bones of the children of Jacob except the bones of Joseph, and they buried them in the field in the double cave in the mountain.

Book of Jubilees 46:17
And most [of them] returned to Egypt, but a few of them remained in the mountains of Hebron, and Amram your father remained with them.

Book of Jubilees 46:18
And the king of Canaan was victorious over the king of Egypt, and he closed the gates of Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 46:19
And he devised an evil device against the Children of Israel of afflicting them;

Book of Jubilees 46:20
And he said to the people of Egypt, "Behold the people of the Children of Israel have increased and multiplied more than us.

Book of Jubilees 46:21
Come and let us deal wisely with them before they become too many, and let us afflict them with slavery before war come upon us and before they too fight against us;

Book of Jubilees 46:22
Else they will join themselves to our enemies and get them up out of our land, for their hearts and faces are towards the land of Canaan."

Book of Jubilees 46:23
And he set over them taskmasters to afflict them with slavery; and they built strong cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Raamses,

Book of Jubilees 46:24
And they built all the walls and all the fortifications which had fallen in the cities of Egypt. And they made them serve with rigour,

Book of Jubilees 46:25
And the more they dealt evilly with them, the more they increased and multiplied. And the people of Egypt abominated the Children of Israel.

Book of Jubilees 47:1
And in the seventh week, in the seventh year, in the forty seventh jubilee, your father went forth from the land of Canaan, and you were born in the fourth week, in the sixth year thereof, in the forty eighth jubilee; this was the time of tribulation on the Children of Israel.

Book of Jubilees 47:2
And Pharaoh, king of Egypt, issued a command regarding them that they should cast all their male children which were born into the river.

Book of Jubilees 47:3
And they cast them in for seven months until the day that you were born.

Book of Jubilees 47:4
And your mother hid you for three months, and they told regarding her.

Book of Jubilees 47:5
And she made an ark for you, and covered it with pitch and asphalt, and placed it in the flags on the bank of the river, and she placed you in it seven days,

Book of Jubilees 47:6
And your mother came by night and suckled you, and by day Miriam, your sister, guarded you from the birds.

Book of Jubilees 47:7
And in those days Tharmuth, the daughter of Pharaoh, came to bathe in the river, and she heard your voice crying, and she told her maidens to bring you forth, and they brought you to her.

Book of Jubilees 47:8
And she took you out of the ark, and she had compassion on you. And your sister said to her, "Shall I go and call to you one of the Hebrew women to nurse and suckle this babe for you?"

Book of Jubilees 47:9
And she said [to her], "Go." and she went and called your mother Jochebed, and she gave her wages, and she nursed you.

Book of Jubilees 47:10
And afterwards, when you were grown up, they brought you to the daughter of Pharaoh, and you became her son,

Book of Jubilees 47:11
And Amram your father taught you writing, and after you had completed three weeks they brought you into the royal court.

Book of Jubilees 47:12
And you were three weeks of years at court until the time when you went forth from the royal court and did see an Egyptian smiting your friend who was of the Children of Israel, and

Book of Jubilees 47:13
You slayed him and hide him in the sand.

Book of Jubilees 47:14
And on the second day you found two of the Children of Israel striving together, and you said to him who was doing the wrong, "Why do you smite your brother?

Book of Jubilees 47:15
And he was angry and indignant, and said "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you think to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?" And you feared and fled on account of these words.

Book of Jubilees 48:1
And in the sixth year of the third week of the forty ninth jubilee you departed and dwelled in the land of Midian five weeks and one year.

Book of Jubilees 48:2
And you returned into Egypt in the second week in the second year in the fiftieth jubilee.

Book of Jubilees 48:3
And you yourself know what He spoke to you on Mount Sinai, and what prince Mastema desired to do with you when you were returning into Egypt on the way when you met him at the lodging-place.

Book of Jubilees 48:4
Did he not with all his power seek to slay you and deliver the Egyptians out of your hand when he saw that you were sent to execute judgement and vengeance on the Egyptians?

Book of Jubilees 48:5
And I delivered you out of his hand, and you performed the signs and wonders which you were sent to perform in Egypt against Pharaoh, and against all his house, and against his servants and his people.

Book of Jubilees 48:6
And the Lord executed a great vengeance on them for Israel's sake, and smote them through [the plagues of] blood and frogs, lice and dog-flies, and malignant boils breaking forth in blains;

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And their cattle by death; and by hail-stones, thereby He destroyed everything that grew for them; and by locusts which devoured the residue which had been left by the hail,

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And by darkness; and [by the death] of the firstborn of men and animals,

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And on all their idols the Lord took vengeance and burned them with fire.

Book of Jubilees 48:10
And everything was sent through your hand, that you should declare [these things] before they were done, and you spoke with the king of Egypt before all his servants and before his people.

Book of Jubilees 48:11
And everything took place according to your words; ten great and terrible judgments came on the land of Egypt that you might execute vengeance on it for Israel.

Book of Jubilees 48:12
And the Lord did everything for Israel's sake, and according to His covenant, which He had ordained with Abraham that He would take vengeance on them as they had brought them by force into bondage.

Book of Jubilees 48:13
And the prince of the Mastema stood up against you, and sought to cast you into the hands of Pharaoh, and he helped the Egyptian sorcerers, and they stood up and did before you.

Book of Jubilees 48:14
The evils indeed we permitted them to work, but the remedies we did not allow to be done by their hands.

Book of Jubilees 48:15
And the Lord smote them with malignant ulcers, and they were not able to stand for we destroyed them so that they could not perform a single sign.

Book of Jubilees 48:16
And notwithstanding all [these] signs and wonders the prince of the Mastema was not put to shame because he took courage and cried to the Egyptians to pursue after you with all the powers of the Egyptians, with their chariots, and with their horses, and with all the hosts of the peoples of Egypt.

Book of Jubilees 48:17
And I stood between the Egyptians and Israel, and we delivered Israel out of his hand, and out of the hand of his people,

Book of Jubilees 48:18
And the Lord brought them through the midst of the sea as if it were dry land. And all the peoples whom he brought to pursue after Israel, the Lord our God cast them into the midst of the sea, into the depths of the abyss

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Beneath the Children of Israel, even as the people of Egypt had cast their children into the river. He took vengeance on all of them, and one thousand strong and energetic men were destroyed on account of one suckling of the children of your people which they had thrown into the river.

Book of Jubilees 48:20
And on the fourteenth day and on the fifteenth and on the sixteenth and on the seventeenth and on the eighteenth the prince of the Mastema was bound and imprisoned behind the Children of Israel that he might not accuse them.

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And on the nineteenth we let them loose that they might help the Egyptians and pursue the Children of Israel.

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And he hardened their hearts and made them stubborn, and the device was devised by the Lord our God that He might smite the Egyptians and cast them into the sea.

Book of Jubilees 48:23
And on the fourteenth we bound him that he might not accuse the Children of Israel on the day when they asked the Egyptians for vessels and garments, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of bronze,

Book of Jubilees 48:24
In order to despoil the Egyptians in return for the bondage in which they had forced them to serve. And we did not lead forth the Children of Israel from Egypt empty handed.

Book of Jubilees 49:1
Remember the commandment which the Lord commanded you concerning the passover, that you should celebrate it in its season on the fourteenth of the first month,

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That you should kill it before it is evening, and that they should eat it by night on the evening of the fifteenth from the time of the setting of the sun.

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For on this night - the beginning of the festival and the beginning of the joy -

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You were eating the passover in Egypt, when all the powers of Mastema had been let loose to slay all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh to the firstborn of the captive maidservant in the mill, and to the cattle.

Book of Jubilees 49:5
And this is the sign which the Lord gave them: into every house on the lintels of which they saw the blood of a lamb of the first year, into [that] house they should not enter to slay, but should pass by [it], that all those should be saved that were in the house because the sign of the blood was on its lintels.

Book of Jubilees 49:6
And the powers of the Lord did everything accordingly as the Lord commanded them, and they passed by all the Children of Israel,

Book of Jubilees 49:7
And the plague did not come upon them to destroy from amongst them any soul either of cattle, or man, or dog.

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And the plague was very grievous in Egypt, and there was no house in Egypt where there was not one dead, and weeping and lamentation.

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And all Israel was eating the flesh of the paschal lamb, and drinking the wine, and was lauding and blessing, and giving thanks to the Lord God of their fathers, and was ready to go forth from under the yoke of Egypt; and from the evil bondage.

Book of Jubilees 49:10
And remember this day all the days of your life, and observe it from year to year all the days of your life, once a year, on its day, according to all the law thereof, and do not adjourn [it] from day to day, or from month to month.

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For it is an eternal ordinance, and engraven on the heavenly tables regarding all the Children of Israel that they should observe it every year on its day once a year, throughout all their generations; and there is no limit of days, for this is ordained forever.

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And the man who is free from uncleanness, and does not come to observe it on occasion of its day, so as to bring an acceptable offering before the Lord, and to eat and to drink before the Lord on the day of its festival,

Book of Jubilees 49:13
That man who is clean and close at hand will be cut off; because he did not offer the oblation of the Lord in its appointed season, he will take the guilt upon himself.

Book of Jubilees 49:14
Let the Children of Israel come and observe the passover on the day of its fixed time, on the fourteenth day of the first month, between the evenings, from the third part of the day to the third part of the night,

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For two portions of the day are given to the light, and a third part to the evening.

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That is that which the Lord commanded you that you should observe it between the evenings.

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And it is not permissible to slay it during any period of the light, but during the period bordering on the evening,

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And let them eat it at the time of the evening until the third part of the night, and whatever is leftover of all its flesh from the third part of the night and onwards, let them burn it with fire.

Book of Jubilees 49:19
And they will not cook it with water, nor will they eat it raw, but roast on the fire: they will eat it with diligence,

Book of Jubilees 49:20
Its head with the inwards thereof and its feet they will roast with fire, and not break any bone thereof; for of the Children of Israel no bone will be crushed.

Book of Jubilees 49:21
For this reason the Lord commanded the Children of Israel to observe the passover on the day of its fixed time, and they will not break a bone thereof; for it is a festival day, and a day commanded, and there may be no passing over from day to day, and month to month, but on the day of its festival let it be observed.

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And command the Children of Israel to observe the passover throughout their days, every year, once a year on the day of its fixed time, and it will come for a memorial well pleasing before the Lord, and no plague will come upon them to slay or to smite.

Book of Jubilees 49:23
In that year in which they celebrate the passover in its season in every respect according to His command. And they will not eat it outside the sanctuary of the Lord,

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But before the sanctuary of the Lord, and all the people of the congregation of Israel will celebrate it in its appointed season. And every man who has come upon its day will eat it in the sanctuary of your God before the Lord from twenty years old and upward;

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For thus is it written and ordained that they should eat it in the sanctuary of the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 49:26
And when the Children of Israel come into the land which they are to possess, into the land of Canaan, and set up the tabernacle of the Lord in the midst of the land in one of their tribes until the sanctuary of the Lord has been built in the land,

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Let them come and celebrate the passover in the midst of the tabernacle of the Lord, and let them slay it before the Lord from year to year.

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And in the days when the house has been built in the name of the Lord in the land of their inheritance, they will go there and slay the passover in the evening, at sunset, at the third part of the day.

Book of Jubilees 49:29
And they will offer its blood on the threshold of the altar, and will place its fat on the fire which is upon the altar, and they will eat its flesh roasted with fire in the court of the house which has been sanctified in the name of the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 49:30
And they may not celebrate the passover in their cities, nor in any place except before the tabernacle of the Lord, or before His House where His name has dwelt; and they will not go astray from the Lord.

Book of Jubilees 49:31
And you, Moses, command the Children of Israel to observe the ordinances of the passover, as it was commanded to you; declare to them every year and the day of its days,

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And the festival of unleavened bread, that they should eat unleavened bread seven days, [and] that they should observe its festival, and that they bring an oblation every day during those seven days of joy before the Lord on the altar of your God.

Book of Jubilees 49:33
For you celebrated this festival with haste when you went forth from Egypt till you entered into the wilderness of Shur; for on the shore of the sea you completed it.

Book of Jubilees 50:1
And after this law I made known to you the days of the Sabbaths in the desert of Sin[ai], which is between Elim and Sinai.

Book of Jubilees 50:2
And I told you of the Sabbaths of the land on Mount Sinai, and I told you of the jubilee years in the sabbaths of years:

Book of Jubilees 50:3
But the year thereof I have not told you till you enter the land which you are to possess.

Book of Jubilees 50:4
And the land also will keep its sabbaths while they dwell upon it, and they will know the jubilee year.

Book of Jubilees 50:5
Therefore I have ordained for you the year - weeks and the years and the jubilees: there are forty nine jubilees from the days of Adam until this day, and one week and two years.

Book of Jubilees 50:6
And there are still forty years to come [lit. "distant for learning the commandments of the Lord, until they pass over into the land of Canaan, crossing the Jordan to the west.

Book of Jubilees 50:7
And the jubilees will pass by, until Israel is cleansed from all guilt of fornication, and uncleanness, and pollution, and sin, and error, and dwells with confidence in all the land, and there will be no more a Satan or any evil one, and the land will be clean from that time forevermore.

Book of Jubilees 50:8
And behold the commandment regarding the Sabbaths - I have written [them] down for you and all the judgments of its laws. Six days will you labor, but on the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God.

Book of Jubilees 50:9
In it you will do no manner of work, you and your sons, and your men-servants and your maid-servants, and all your cattle and the sojourner also who is with you. And the man that does any work on it will die:

Book of Jubilees 50:10
Whoever desecrates that day, whoever lies with [his] wife or whoever says he will do something on it, that he will set out on a journey thereon in regard to any buying or selling: and whoever draws water thereon which he had not prepared for himself on the sixth day, and whoever takes up any burden to carry it out of his tent or out of his house will die.

Book of Jubilees 50:11
You will do no work whatsoever on the Sabbath day except that you have prepared for yourselves on the sixth day, so as to eat, and drink, and rest, and keep Sabbath from all work on that day, and to bless the Lord your God, who has given you a day of festival,

Book of Jubilees 50:12
And a holy day: and a day of the holy kingdom for all Israel is this day among their days forever.

Book of Jubilees 50:13
For great is the honor which the Lord has given to Israel that they should eat and drink and be satisfied on this festival day, and rest thereon from all labor which belongs to the labor of the children of men, save burning frankincense and bringing oblations and sacrifices before the Lord for days and for Sabbaths.

Book of Jubilees 50:14
This work alone will be done on the Sabbath days in the sanctuary of the Lord your God; that they may atone for Israel with sacrifice continually from day to day for a memorial well-pleasing before the Lord, and that He may receive them always from day to day accordingly as you have been commanded.

Book of Jubilees 50:15
And every man who does any work thereon, or goes a journey, or tills [his] farm, whether in his house or any other place, and whoever lights a fire, or rides on any beast, or travels by ship on the sea,

Book of Jubilees 50:16
And whoever strikes or kills anything, or slaughters a beast or a bird, or whoever catches an animal or a bird or a fish, or whoever fasts or makes war on the Sabbaths:

Book of Jubilees 50:17
The man who does any of these things on the Sabbath will die, so that the Children of Israel will observe the Sabbaths according to the commandments regarding the Sabbaths of the land,

Book of Jubilees 50:18
As it is written in the tables, which He gave into my hands that I should write out for you the laws of the seasons, and the seasons according to the division of their days. Herewith is completed the account of the division of the days.