And Joseph died, and all his brethren, *Acts 7:14 - 15 and all that generation.
Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. *Acts 7:18
Come on, let us deal wisely with them; unless they multiply, and it comes to pass that, when any war falls out, they also join our enemies, and fight against us, and [so] get them up out of the land."
And he said, "When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see [them] upon the stools; if it [is] a son, then you will kill him, *2:49, *7:141, *14:6, *28:4, *40:25 but if it [is] a daughter, then she will live."
And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, "Every son who is born, you will cast into the river, *Book of Enoch 89:15, *2:49, *7:141, *14:6, *28:4, *40:25 and every daughter you will save alive."
And when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid [it] in the flags by the river's brink. *20:38 - 39, *28:7
And his sister stood afar off, *28:11 to know what would be done to him.
And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash [herself] at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
And when she had opened [it], she saw the child, *28:8 and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, "This [is one] of the Hebrews' children."
And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. *Acts 7:21 And she called his name Moses, and she said, "Because I drew him out of the water."
And he said, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian?" *Acts 7:27 - 28, *28:19 And Moses feared, and said, "Surely this thing is known."
And the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. *28:24
And it came to pass in the process of time, that the king of Egypt died, and the Children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God by reason of the bondage.
And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush, *Acts 7:30 and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush [was] not consumed.
Moreover He said, "I [am] the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." *Matthew 22:32, *Mark 12:26 And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. *Acts 7:32
And I have come down to deliver them *Acts 7:34 out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
And He said, "Certainly I will be with you; and this [will be] a token to you, that I have sent you, 'When you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you will serve God upon this mountain.'"
And Moses said to God, "Behold, [when] I come to the Children of Israel, and will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you;' and they will say to me, 'What [is] His name?' What will I say to them?"
And God said moreover to Moses, "Thus will you say to the Children of Israel, 'The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you, this [is] My name forever, and this [is] My memorial to all generations.'
Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, 'The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, 'I have surely visited you, and [seen] that which is done to you in Egypt.'
And I have said, 'I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.'
And they will hear your voice, and you will come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you will say to him, 'The Lord God of the Hebrews has met with us, and now let us go, we beseech you, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.'
But every woman will borrow from her neighbor, and from her who sojourns in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and you will put [them] upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and you will spoil the Egyptians."
And the Lord said to him, "What [is] that in your hand?" And he said, "A rod." *20:17 - 18
And the Lord said to Moses, "Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail." And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand. *20:21
And the Lord said furthermore to him, "Put now your hand into your bosom." And he put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand [was] leprous as snow. *20:22, *28:32
And it will come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hear your voice, that you will take of the water of the river, and pour [it] upon the dry [land], and the water which you take out of the river will become blood upon the dry [land]."
And Moses said to the Lord, "O my Lord, I [am] not eloquent, neither three days ago, nor since You have spoken to Your servant, but I [am] slow of speech, and of a slow tongue." *26:12 - 13
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and He said, "[Is] Aaron the Levite not your brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he comes forth to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
And Moses went and returned to Jethro, his father-in-law, and said to him, "Please let me go and return to my brethren who [are] in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive." And Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace."
And the Lord said to Moses, "When you go to return into Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in your hand, but I will harden his heart, that he will not let the people go.
And they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us, please let us go three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice to the Lord our God; unless He falls upon us with pestilence, or with the sword."
And the tale of the bricks, which they made three days ago, you will lay upon them; you will not diminish [anything] thereof, for they [are] idle; therefore they cry, saying, 'Let us go [and] sacrifice to our God.'
And the officers of the Children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, [and] demanded, "Why have you not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today, as three days ago?"
And they said to them, "The Lord will look upon you and judge; because you have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us."
Therefore say to the Children of Israel, 'I [am] the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments.
And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, *10:88 and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.
Thus the Lord says, 'In this you will know that I [am] the Lord, behold, I will strike with the rod that [is] in My hand upon the waters which [are] in the river, and they will be turned to blood. *7:133
And the Lord spoke to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood;' and [that] there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in [vessels of] wood, and in [vessels of] stone."
And Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and struck the waters that [were] in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that [were] in the river were turned to blood.
And the river will bring forth frogs abundantly, which will go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and upon your bed, and into the house of your servants, and upon your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs.
And the Lord spoke to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.'"
And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. *7:133
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, "Entreat the Lord, that He may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, *7:134 that they may do sacrifice to the Lord."
And Moses said to Pharaoh, "Glory over me, when will I entreat for you, and for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, [that] they may remain in the river only?"
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and did not listen to them; as the Lord had said. *7:135
And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. *7:133
And the Lord said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; look, he comes forth to the water; and say to him, 'Thus the Lord says, 'Let My people go, that they may serve Me.'
Else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms [of flies] upon you, and upon your servants, and upon your people, and into your houses, and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms [of flies], and also on the ground where they [are].
And the Lord did so; and there came a grievous swarm [of flies] into the house of Pharaoh, and [into] his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt, the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm [of flies].
And Moses said, "It is not established to do so; for we will sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the Lord our God, look, will we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
And Moses said, "Behold, I go out from you, and I will entreat the Lord that the swarms [of flies] may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow, but do not let Pharaoh deal deceitfully anymore in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord."
Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon your cattle which [is] in the field, upon the horses, upon the donkeys, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep, [there will be] a very grievous murrain.
And for this [cause] I have raised you up, to show [in] you My power; and that My name may be declared throughout all the earth. *Romans 9:17
Send therefore now, [and] gather your cattle, and all that you have in the field; [for upon] every man and beast which will be found in the field, and will not be brought home, the hail will come down upon them, and they will die."
And the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch forth your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt."
And Moses said to him, "As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to the Lord; [and] the thunder will cease, neither will there be any more hail; that you may know how the earth [is] the Lord's.
And Moses and Aaron came in toward Pharaoh, and said to him, "Thus the Lord says, God of the Hebrews, 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
And they will cover the face of the earth, that one is not able to see the earth, and they will eat the residue of that which has escaped, which remains to you from the hail, and will eat every tree which grows for you out of the field.
And they will fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither your fathers, nor your fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth to this day.'" And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
And the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, [even] all that the hail has left."
And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all [that] night; [and] when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, *7:133 and rested in all the coasts of Egypt, [they were] very grievous; before them there were no such locusts as them, neither after them will be such.
For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left, and not any green thing in the trees remained, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the Children of Israel go. *7:135
And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. *28:71
Our cattle will also go with us; there will not be a hoof left behind; for thereof we must take to serve the Lord our God; and we do not know with what we must serve the Lord, until we come there."
And the Lord said to Moses, "I will still bring one [more] plague upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go from here, when he will let [you] go, he will surely thrust you out from here altogether.
And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man Moses [was] very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.
And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits upon his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant who [is] behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
And all your servants will come down to Me, and prostrate themselves to Me, saying, 'Get out, and all the people who follow You,' and after that I will go out." And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take [it] according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating will make your count for the lamb.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment, I [am] the Lord.
And the blood will be to you for a token upon the houses where you [are], and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague will not be upon you to destroy [you], when I strike the land of Egypt.
You will eat unleavened bread for seven days; even the first day you will put away leaven out of your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul will be cut off from Israel.
And in the first day [there will be] a holy convocation, and in the seventh day there will be a holy convocation to you; no manner of work will be done in them, except [that] which every man must eat, that only may be done by you.
And you will observe [the feast of] unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day I have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt, therefore you will observe this day in your generations by an ordinance forever.
There is no leaven found in your houses for seven days, for whoever eats that which is leavened, even that soul will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger, or born in the land.
And you will take a bunch of hyssop, and dip [it] in the blood that [is] in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that [is] in the basin; and none of you will go out at the door of his house until the morning.
For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to strike [you].
That you will say, 'It [is] the sacrifice of the Lord's passover, who passed over the houses of the Children of Israel in Egypt, when He struck the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.'" And the people bowed the head and prostrated.
And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who [was] in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
And the Children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed jewels of silver from the Egyptians, and jewels of gold, and raiment. *20:87
And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not delay, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. *Genesis 15:13 - 14, *Acts 7:6 - 7
It [is] a night to be much observed to the Lord for bringing them out from the land of Egypt, *44:23 this [is] that night of the Lord to be observed by all the Children of Israel in their generations.
And when a stranger will sojourn with you, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he will be as one who is born in the land, for no uncircumcised person will eat thereof.
And Moses said to the people, "Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand, the Lord brought you out from this [place], no leavened bread will be eaten.
And it will be when the Lord will bring you into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give to you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you will keep this service in this month.
And it will be for a sign to you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the Lord's law may be in your mouth, for with a strong hand has the Lord brought you out of Egypt.
And every firstling of a donkey you will redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you will break his neck, and you will redeem all the firstborn of man among your children.
And it will be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What [is] this?' That you will say to him, 'By strength of hand, the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage.'
And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the Lord slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast, therefore I sacrifice to the Lord all that opens the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them [through] the way of the land of the Philistines, although that [was] near; for God said, "Unless perhaps the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt."
And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had straightly sworn to the Children of Israel, saying, "God will surely visit you; and you will carry up my bones away from here with you."
And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he will follow after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I [am] the Lord." And they did so.
And it was told to the king of Egypt that the people fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people, and they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?"
But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses [and] chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
And when Pharaoh drew near, the Children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid, and the Children of Israel cried out to the Lord. *26:61
[Is] this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians?' For [it had been] better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness."
And Moses said to the people, "Do not fear, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, *26:62 which He will show to you today, for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will see them again no more forever.
But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it, and the Children of Israel will go on dry [ground] through the midst of the sea. *Book of Enoch 89:24, *20:77, *26:63
And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness [to them], *2:57, *7:160 but it gave light by night [to these], so that the one did not come near the other all the night.
And the Children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry [ground], and the waters [were] a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left. *26:63
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, [and] all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. *Book of Enoch 89:27, *20:78, *26:66
Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. *2:50
Then Moses and the Children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying, "I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously, the horse and his rider has He thrown into the sea.
Fear and dread will fall upon them; by the greatness of Your arm they will be [as] still as a stone; until Your people pass over, O Lord, until the people pass over, [which] You have purchased.
You will bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, [in] the place, O Lord, [which] You have made for You to dwell in, [in] the Sanctuary, O Lord, [which] Your hands have established.
For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought the waters of the sea upon them again; but the Children of Israel went on dry [land] in the midst of the sea.
And he cried to the Lord; and the Lord showed him a tree, [which] when He had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet, there He made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He tested them,
And said, "If you will diligently hear the voice of the Lord your God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians, for I [am] the Lord who heals you."
And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the Children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which [is] between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
And the Children of Israel said to them, "Give to God, we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, [and] when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger."
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people will go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law, or not.
And Moses said, "[This will be], when the Lord will give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for the Lord hears your murmurings which you murmur against Him, and what [are] we? Your murmurings [are] not against us, but against the Lord."
"I have heard the murmurings of the Children of Israel, speak to them, saying, 'At evening you will eat flesh, and in the morning you will be filled with bread; and you will know that I [am] the Lord your God.'"
And when the Children of Israel saw [it], they said to one another, "It [is] manna," *2:57, *7:160, *20:80 for they did not know what it [was]. And Moses said to them, "This [is] the bread which the Lord has given to you to eat. *John 6:31
This [is] the thing which the Lord has commanded, 'Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, [according to] the number of your persons; take every man for [those] who [are] in his tents.'"
And when they meted [it] with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack; *2 Corinthians 8:15 they gathered every man according to his eating.
And he said to them, "This [is that] which the Lord has said, 'Tomorrow [is] the rest of the holy sabbath to the Lord, bake [that] which you will bake [today], and seethe what you will seethe; and that which remains over, lay up for you to be kept until the morning.'"
See, for the Lord has given you the sabbath, therefore He gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
And Moses said, "This [is] the thing which the Lord commands, 'Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread whereby I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.'"
And all the congregation of the Children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim, and [there was] no water for the people to drink.
And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, "Why [is] this, [that] you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?"
Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you will strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." *2:60, *7:160 And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the Children of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, *Deuteronomy 6:16 saying, "Is the Lord among us, or not?"
But Moses' hands [were] heavy; and they took a stone, and put [it] under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur kept up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
And Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, [and] all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and [how] the Lord delivered them.
And Jethro said, "Blessed [is] the Lord, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
And when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, "What [is] this thing that you do to the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand by you from morning to evening?"
Moreover you will provide out of all the people able men, such who fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [such] over them, [to be] rulers of thousands, [and] rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
And let them judge the people at all seasons, and it will be, [that] every great matter they will bring to you, but every small matter they will judge, so it will be easier for yourself, and they will bear [the burden] with you.
And the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever." And Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
And you will set bounds to the people round about, saying, 'Take heed to yourselves, [that you] do [not] go up into the Mount, or touch the border of it, whoever touches the Mount will be put to death.
Not a hand will touch it, but he will surely be stoned, or shot through; whether [it is] beast or man, *Hebrews 12:20 it will not live, when the trumpet sounds long, they will come up to the Mount.'"
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the Mount, and the voice of the trumpet [was] exceedingly loud; so that all the people who [were] in the camp trembled.
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice. *4:164
And the Lord said to him, "Away, get down, and you will come up, you and Aaron with you, but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, unless He breaks forth upon them."
You will not prostrate to them, nor serve them, for I the Lord your God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth [generation] of those who hate Me;
But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the Lord your God, [in it] you will not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who [is] within your gates.
You should not covet your neighbor's house, you will not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that [is] your neighbor's." *4 Maccabees 2:5, *Romans 7:7, *Romans 13:9
You will make an altar of earth to Me, and will sacrifice your burnt offerings thereon, and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen, in all places where I record My name, I will come to you, and I will bless you.
If she does not please her master, who has betrothed her to himself, then he will let her be redeemed, to sell her to a strange nation, he will have no power, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her.
If men strive and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit departs [from her], and yet no mischief follows, he will surely be punished, accordingly as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he will pay as the judges [determine].
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, *Matthew 5:38 hand for a hand, foot for a foot [as legal retribution],
Burning for a burning, wound for a wound, *5:45 stripe for a stripe [as legal retribution].
But if the ox were vicious with his horn in time past, and it has been testified to his owner, and he has not kept him in, but he has killed a man or a woman; the ox will be stoned, and his owner will also be put to death.
If a man will cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and will put in his beast, and will feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, he will make restitution.
For all manner of trespass, [whether it is] for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for raiment, [or] for any manner of lost thing, which [another] challenges to be his, the cause of both parties will come before the judges; [and] whom the judges will condemn, he will pay double to his neighbor.
And you will be holy men to Me, neither will you eat [any] flesh [that is] torn of beasts in the field; *5:3 you will cast it to the dogs.
But the seventh [year] you will let it rest and lie still; that the poor of your people may eat, and what they leave, the beasts of the field will eat. You will deal with your vineyard in like manner, [and] with your oliveyard.
You will keep the feast of unleavened bread, (you will eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt, and none will appear before Me empty.)
And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field, and the feast of in-gathering, [which is] in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labors out of the field.
But if you will indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries. *2:98
And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the river, for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and you will drive them out before you.
And He said to Moses, "Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; *7:155 and prostrate afar off.
And Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord, and all the judgments, and all the people answered with one voice, and said, "All the words which the Lord has said we will do."
And he took the Book of the Covenant, and read in the audience of the people, and they said, "All that the Lord has said we will do, and be obedient." *5:7
And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord has made with you concerning all these words." *Hebrews 9:19 - 20
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and got up into the Mount, and Moses was in the Mount forty days and forty nights. *7:142
And you will put the testimony which I will give you into the ark. *2:248
And the cherubims will stretch forth [their] wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces [will look] to one another; the faces of the cherubims will be toward the mercy seat.
And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which [are] upon the ark of the testimony, of all [things] which I will give you in commandment to the Children of Israel.
Three bowls made like almonds, [with] a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, [with] a knop and a flower, so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.
And [there will be] a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.
And see that you make [them] after their pattern, which was shown to you in the Mount. *Hebrews 8:5
And you will make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the corner in the coupling; and likewise you will make in the uttermost edge of [another] curtain, in the coupling of the second.
You will make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you will make fifty loops in the edge of the curtain that [is] in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold of one another.
And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remains in the length of the curtains of the tent, it will hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
And you will hang up the veil under the taches, that you may bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil, and the veil will divide between the holy [place] and the most holy to you.
And likewise for the north side in length [there will be] hangings of a hundred [cubits] long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets [of] brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets [of] silver.
And for the gate of the court [will be] a hanging of twenty cubits, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, done with needlework, [and] their pillars [will be] four, and their sockets four.
In the tabernacle of the congregation outside the veil, which [is] before the testimony, Aaron and his sons will order it from evening to morning before the Lord, [it will be] a statute forever to their generations on the behalf of the Children of Israel.
And take Aaron your brother to you, and his sons with him, from among the Children of Israel, that he may minister to Me in the priest's office, [even] Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
And you will speak to all [who are] wise hearted, whom I have filled with the Spirit of Wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister to Me in the priest's office.
And these [are] the garments which they will make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle, and they will make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister to Me in the priest's office.
With the work of an engraver in stone, [like] the engravings of a signet, you will engrave the two stones with the names of the Children of Israel, you will make them to be set in brocades of gold.
And you will put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod [for] stones of memorial to the Children of Israel, and Aaron will bear their names before the Lord upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
And you will make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; you will make it after the work of the ephod; you will make it [of] gold, [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, and [of] fine twined linen.
And the stones will be with the names of the Children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet; they will be according to the twelve tribes, everyone with his name.
And you will make two [other] rings of gold, and will put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the [other] coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
And they will bind the breastplate by the rings thereof to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that [it] may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate is not loosed from the ephod.
And you will put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastplate of judgment; and they will be upon Aaron's heart, when he goes in before the Lord, and Aaron will bear the judgment of the Children of Israel upon his heart before the Lord continually.
And it will be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the Children of Israel will make holy in all their holy gifts; and it will always be upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.
And they will be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in to the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near the altar to minister in the holy [place]; that they do not bear iniquity, and die, [it will be] a statute forever to him and his seed after him.
And you will gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them, and the priest's office will be theirs for a perpetual statute, and you will consecrate Aaron and his sons.
Then will you kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put [it] upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
And you will take of the blood that [is] upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle [it] upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him, and he will be made holy, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.
Also you will take the fat and the rump of the ram, and the fat that covers the inwards, and the caul [above] the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, and the right shoulder; for it [is] a ram of consecration.
And you will sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, [even] of [that] which [is] for Aaron, and of [that] which is for his sons.
And it will be Aaron's and his sons' by a statute forever from the Children of Israel, for it [is] a heave offering, and it will be a heave offering from the Children of Israel of the sacrifice of their peace offerings, [even] their heave offering to the Lord.
And you will offer the other lamb at evening, and will do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
And you will make two golden rings to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, you will make [it] upon the two sides of it; and they will be for places for the staves to bear it in addition.
And Aaron will make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements, he will make atonement upon it once in the year throughout your generations, it [is] most holy to the Lord."
"When you take the sum of the Children of Israel after their number, then they will give every man a ransom for his soul to the Lord, when you number them; that there are no plagues among them, when [you] number them.
They will give this, everyone who passes among those who are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel [is] twenty gerahs), a half shekel [will be] the offering of the Lord.
And you will take the atonement money of the Children of Israel, and will appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial to the Children of Israel before the Lord, to make an atonement for your souls."
"You will also make a laver [of] brass, and his foot [also of] brass, to wash [in addition], and you will put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and you will put water therein.
When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they will wash with water, that they do not die; or when they come near the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire to the Lord.
"Take also to you principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half as much, [even] two hundred and fifty [shekels], and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty [shekels],
And behold, I have given Aholiab with him, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are wise hearted, that they may make all that I have commanded you;
"Speak also to the Children of Israel, saying, 'Verily you will keep My sabbaths, for it [is] a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; that [you] may know that I [am] the Lord who sanctifies you.
You will keep the sabbath therefore; for it [is] holy to you, everyone who defiles it will be put to death, for whoever does [any] work therein, that soul will be cut off from among his people.
And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the Mount, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron, and said to him, "Up, make us gods, which will go before us; for [as for] this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him." *Acts 7:40
And he received [them] at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf, and they said, "These [are] your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt." *2:51, *7:148, *20:87 - 88
And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. *1 Corinthians 10:7
They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them, *Book of Enoch 89:32 they have made themselves a molten calf, and have prostrated to it, and have sacrificed thereto, and said, 'These [are] your gods, O Israel, which have brought you up out of the land of Egypt.'"
And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, "Lord, why does Your wrath wax hot against Your people, which You have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, 'He brought them out for mischief, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth?' Turn from Your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against Your people.
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of, I will give to your seed, and they will inherit [it] forever.'"
And Moses turned, and went down from the Mount, and the two tables of the testimony [were] in his hand, the tables [were] written on both their sides; they [were] written on one side and on the other.
And it came to pass, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing, and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and broke them beneath the Mount. *7:150
And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt [it] in the fire, and ground [it] to powder, and tossed [it] upon the water, *20:97 and made the Children of Israel drink [of it].
And Aaron said, "Do not let the anger of my lord wax hot, you know the people, that they [are set] on mischief. *7:150
And he said to them, "Thus the Lord says, God of Israel, 'Put every man's sword by his side, [and] go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man's brother, and every man's companion, and every man's neighbor.'"
Therefore now go, lead the people to [the place] of which I have spoken to you, behold, My angel will go before you, nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them."
And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, *7:152 which Aaron made.
And the Lord said to Moses, "Depart, [and] go up from here, you and the people which you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your seed.'
To a land flowing with milk and honey, *Barnabas 6:8 for I will not go up in the midst of you; for you [are] a stiffnecked people, unless I consume you in the way."
For the Lord had said to Moses, "Say to the Children of Israel, 'You [are] a stiffnecked people, I will come up into the midst of you in a moment, and consume you, therefore now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do to you.'"
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it outside the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, [that] everyone who sought the Lord went out to the tabernacle of the congregation, which [was] outside the camp.
And it came to pass, when Moses went out to the tabernacle, [that] all the people rose up, and every man stood [at] his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he had gone into the tabernacle.
And the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend . And he turned again into the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart out of the tabernacle.
And Moses said to the Lord, "See, You say to me,' Bring this people up,' and You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, 'I know by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.'
Now therefore, please, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me Your way now, that I may know You, that I may find grace in Your sight, and consider that this nation [is] Your people."
For wherein will it be known here that I and Your people have found grace in Your sight? [Is it] not that You go with us? So will we be separated, I and Your people, from all the people who [are] upon the face of the earth?"
And he said, "I beseech You, show me Your glory." *7:143
And He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy." *Romans 9:15
And He said, "You cannot see My Face, for no man will see Me, and live." *7:143
And I will take My hand away, and you will see My back parts, but My Face will not be seen." *7:143
And he hewed two tables of stone like the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up to Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.
Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, to the third and to the fourth [generation]."
And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and prostrated. *48:29
And he said, "If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, please let my Lord go among us; for it [is] a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your inheritance."
And He said, "Behold, I make a covenant, before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation, and all the people among you will see the work of the Lord, for it [is] a terrible thing that I will do with you.
Unless you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go whoring after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and [one] calls you, and you eat of his sacrifice; *Acts 15:28 - 29, *Acts 21:25, *1 Corinthians 10:28, *2:173, *6:145, *16:115
You will keep the feast of unleavened bread. You will eat unleavened bread for seven days, as I commanded you, in the time of the month Abib, for you came out from Egypt in the month Abib.
But the firstling of a donkey you will redeem with a lamb, and if you do not redeem [him], then will you break his neck. You will redeem all the firstborn of your sons. And none will appear before Me empty.
For I will cast out the nations before you, and enlarge your borders, neither will any man desire your land, when you will go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.
And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; *2:51, *7:142 he neither ate bread, nor drank water. And He wrote upon the tables *7:145 the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the Mount, that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.
And they came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing, [and] they brought the Lord's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
And they came, both men and women, as many who were willing of heart, [and] brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold, and every man who offered, [offered] an offering of gold to the Lord.
The Children of Israel brought a willing offering to the Lord, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the Lord had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.
He has filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, [even] of those who do any work, and of those who devise cunning work.
Then Bezaleel and Aholiab worked, and every wise hearted man, in whom the Lord put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the Lord had commanded.
And they received all the offerings of Moses, which the Children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it [in addition]. And they brought free offerings to him every morning.
And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man or woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary." So the people were restrained from bringing.
And every wise hearted man among those who did the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains [of] fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, he made them [with] cherubims of cunning work.
And the cherubims spread out [their] wings on high, [and] covered their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces toward one another; the faces of the cherubims were [even] toward the mercy seatward.
Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop and a flower, so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick.
And he made the incense altar [of] shittim wood, the length of it [was] a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; [it was] foursquare; and two cubits [was] the height of it; the horns thereof were of the same.
And the sockets for the pillars [were of] brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets [of] silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters [of] silver; and all the pillars of the court [were] filleted with silver.
And the hanging for the gate of the court [was] needlework, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, and twenty cubits [was] the length, and the height in the breadth [was] five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court.
This is the sum of the tabernacle, [even] of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, [for] the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.
All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy [place], even the gold of the offering, was twenty nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
A bekah for every man, [that is], half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for everyone who went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty [men].
And the curious girdle of his ephod, that [was] upon it, [was] of the same, according to the work thereof; [of] gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the Lord commanded Moses.
And the stones [were] according to the names of the Children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet, everyone with his name, according to the twelve tribes.
And they made two [other] golden rings, and put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart of it, over against the [other] coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
And they bound the breastplate by his rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the Lord commanded Moses.
The hangings of the court, his pillars, and his sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, his cords, and his pins, and all the vessels of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation,
And you will anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me in the priest's office, for their anointing will surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."
And he put the altar of burnt offering [by] the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered the burnt offering and the meat offering upon it; as the Lord commanded Moses.