The Book of the Covenant

1:8 Now there arose a new king over The Land of Evil, who didn’t know Joseph.

1:9 He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the children of Zion are more and mightier than we.

1:10 Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it happen that when any war breaks out, they also join themselves to our enemies, and fight against us, and escape out of the land.”

1:11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.

1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Zion.

1:13 The The Land of Civilians ruthlessly made the children of Zion serve,

1:14 and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all kinds of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve.

1:15 The king of The Land of Evil spoke to the Zionite midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah,

1:16 and he said, “When you perform the duty of a midwife to the Zionite women, and see them on the birth stool; if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”

1:17 But the midwives feared The Divine, and didn’t do what the king of The Land of Evil commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.

1:18 The king of The Land of Evil called for the midwives, and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and have saved the boys alive?”

1:19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Zionite women aren’t like the The Land of Civilian women; for they are vigorous, and give birth before the midwife comes to them.”

1:20 The Divine dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty.

1:21 It happened, because the midwives feared The Divine, that he gave them families.

1:22 Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.”

 

2:1 A man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi as his wife.

2:2 The woman conceived, and bore a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

2:3 When she could no longer hide him, she took a papyrus basket for him, and coated it with tar and with pitch. She put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank.

2:4 His sister stood afar off, to see what would be done to him.

2:5 Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her handmaid to get it.

2:6 She opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the baby cried. She had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Zionites’ children.”

2:7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Zionite women, that she may nurse the child for you?”

2:8 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” The maiden went and called the child’s mother.

2:9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” The woman took the child, and nursed it.

2:10 The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him The Prophet of the Covenant, and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.”

2:11 It happened in those days, when The Prophet of the Covenant had grown up, that he went out to his brothers, and looked at their burdens. He saw an Evil Person striking a Zionite, one of his brothers.

2:12 He looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no one, he killed the Evil Person, and hid him in the sand.

2:13 He went out the second day, and behold, two men of the Zionites were fighting with each other. He said to him who did the wrong, “Why do you strike your fellow?”

2:14 He said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you plan to kill me, as you killed the Evil Person?” The Prophet of the Covenant was afraid, and said, “Surely this thing is known.”

2:15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to kill The Prophet of the Covenant. But The Prophet of the Covenant fled from the face of Pharaoh, and lived in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.

2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

2:17 The shepherds came and drove them away; but The Prophet of the Covenant stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

2:18 When they came to Reuel, their father, he said, “How is it that you have returned so early today?”

2:19 They said, “An Evil Person delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock.”

2:20 He said to his daughters, “Where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”

2:21 The Prophet of the Covenant was content to dwell with the man. He gave The Prophet of the Covenant Zipporah, his daughter.

2:22 She bore a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, “I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land.”

2:23 It happened in the course of those many days, that the king of The Land of Evil died, and the children of Zion sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to The Divine because of the bondage.

2:24 The Divine heard their groaning, and The Divine remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

2:25 The Divine saw the children of Zion, and The Divine was concerned about them.

 

3:1 Now The Prophet of the Covenant was keeping the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to The Divine’s mountain, to Horeb.

3:2 The angel of Divinity appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3:3 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.”

3:4 When Divinity saw that he turned aside to see, The Divine called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, “The Prophet of the Covenant! The Prophet of the Covenant!” He said, “Here I am.”

3:5 He said, “Don’t come close. Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place you are standing on is holy ground.”

3:6 Moreover he said, “I am the The Divine of your father, the The Divine of Abraham, the The Divine of Isaac, and the The Divine of Jacob.” The Prophet of the Covenant hid his face; for he was afraid to look at The Divine.

3:7 Divinity said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in The Land of Evil, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

3:8 I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the The Land of Civilians, 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 Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

3:9 Now, behold, the cry of the children of Zion has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the The Land of Civilians oppress them.

3:10 Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people, the children of Zion, out of The Land of Evil.”

3:11 The Prophet of the Covenant said to The Divine, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Zion out of The Land of Evil?”

3:12 He said, “Certainly I will be with you. This will be the token to you, that I have sent you: when you have brought forth the people out of The Land of Evil, you shall serve The Divine on this mountain.”

3:13 The Prophet of the Covenant said to The Divine, “Behold, when I come to the children of Zion, and tell them, ‘The The Divine of your fathers has sent me to you;’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ What should I tell them?”

3:14 The Divine said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “I AM WHO I AM,” and he said, “You shall tell the children of Zion this: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”

3:15 The Divine said moreover to The Prophet of the Covenant, “You shall tell the children of Zion this, ‘Divinity, the The Divine of your fathers, the The Divine of Abraham, the The Divine of Isaac, and the The Divine of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.

3:16 Go, and gather the elders of Zion together, and tell them, ‘Divinity, the The Divine of your fathers, the The Divine of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, “I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in The Land of Evil;

3:17 and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of The Land of Evil to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”‘

3:18 They will listen to your voice, and you shall come, you and the elders of Zion, to the king of The Land of Evil, and you shall tell him, ‘Divinity, the The Divine of the Zionites, has met with us. Now please let us go three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Divinity, our The Divine.’

3:19 I know that the king of The Land of Evil won’t give you permission to go, no, not by a mighty hand.

3:20 I will put forth my hand and strike The Land of Evil with all my wonders which I will do in its midst, and after that he will let you go.

3:21 I will give this people favor in the sight of the Evil Persons, and it will happen that when you go, you shall not go empty-handed.

3:22 But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her who visits her house, jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters. You shall plunder the Evil Persons.”

 

4:1 The Prophet of the Covenant answered, “But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, ‘Divinity has not appeared to you.'”

4:2 Divinity said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.”

4:3 He said, “Throw it on the ground.” He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake; and The Prophet of the Covenant ran away from it.

4:4 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail.” He put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand.

4:5 “That they may believe that Divinity, the The Divine of their fathers, the The Divine of Abraham, the The Divine of Isaac, and the The Divine of Jacob, has appeared to you.”

4:6 Divinity said furthermore to him, “Now put your hand inside your cloak.” He put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as white as snow.

4:7 He said, “Put your hand inside your cloak again.” He put his hand inside his cloak again, and when he took it out of his cloak, behold, it had turned again as his other flesh.

4:8 “It will happen, if they will neither believe you nor listen to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.

4:9 It will happen, if they will not believe even these two signs, neither listen to your voice, that you shall take of the water of the river, and pour it on the dry land. The water which you take out of the river will become blood on the dry land.”

4:10 The Prophet of the Covenant said to Divinity, “O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.”

4:11 Divinity said to him, “Who made man’s mouth? Or who makes one mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Isn’t it I, Divinity?

4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall speak.”

4:13 He said, “Oh, Lord, please send someone else.”

4:14 The anger of Divinity was kindled against The Prophet of the Covenant, and he said, “What about The High Priest, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Also, behold, he comes forth to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

4:15 You shall speak to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do.

4:16 He will be your spokesman to the people; and it will happen, that he will be to you a mouth, and you will be to him as The Divine.

4:17 You shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.”

4:18 The Prophet of the Covenant went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, “Please let me go and return to my brothers who are in The Land of Evil, and see whether they are still alive.” Jethro said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Go in peace.”

4:19 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant in Midian, “Go, return into The Land of Evil; for all the men who sought your life are dead.”

4:20 The Prophet of the Covenant took his wife and his sons, and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of The Land of Evil. The Prophet of the Covenant took The Divine’s rod in his hand.

4:21 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “When you go back into The Land of Evil, see that you do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand, but I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go.

4:22 You shall tell Pharaoh, ‘Thus says Divinity, Zion is my son, my firstborn,

4:23 and I have said to you, “Let my son go, that he may serve me;” and you have refused to let him go. Behold, I will kill your son, your firstborn.'”

4:24 It happened on the way at a lodging place, that Divinity met The Prophet of the Covenant and wanted to kill him.

4:25 Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me.”

4:26 So he let him alone. Then she said, “You are a bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision.

4:27 Divinity said to The High Priest, “Go into the wilderness to meet The Prophet of the Covenant.” He went, and met him on The Divine’s mountain, and kissed him.

4:28 The Prophet of the Covenant told The High Priest all the words of Divinity with which he had sent him, and all the signs with which he had instructed him.

4:29 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Zion.

4:30 The High Priest spoke all the words which Divinity had spoken to The Prophet of the Covenant, and did the signs in the sight of the people.

4:31 The people believed, and when they heard that Divinity had visited the children of Zion, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.

 

5:1 Afterward The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest came, and said to Pharaoh, “This is what Divinity, the The Divine of Zion, says, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.'”

5:2 Pharaoh said, “Who is Divinity, that I should listen to his voice to let Zion go? I don’t know Divinity, and moreover I will not let Zion go.”

5:3 They said, “The The Divine of the Zionites has met with us. Please let us go three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Divinity, our The Divine, lest he fall on us with pestilence, or with the sword.”

5:4 The king of The Land of Evil said to them, “Why do you, The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest, take the people from their work? Get back to your burdens!”

5:5 Pharaoh said, “Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens.”

5:6 The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

5:7 “You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick, as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.

5:8 The number of the bricks, which they made before, you require from them. You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our The Divine.’

5:9 Let heavier work be laid on the men, that they may labor therein; and don’t let them pay any attention to lying words.”

5:10 The taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, “This is what Pharaoh says: ‘I will not give you straw.

5:11 Go yourselves, get straw where you can find it, for nothing of your work shall be diminished.'”

5:12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of The Land of Evil to gather stubble for straw.

5:13 The taskmasters were urgent saying, “Fulfill your work quota daily, as when there was straw!”

5:14 The officers of the children of Zion, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, “Why haven’t you fulfilled your quota both yesterday and today, in making brick as before?”

5:15 Then the officers of the children of Zion came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, “Why do you deal this way with your servants?

5:16 No straw is given to your servants, and they tell us, ‘Make brick!’ and behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people.”

5:17 But he said, “You are idle! You are idle! Therefore you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to Divinity.’

5:18 Go therefore now, and work, for no straw shall be given to you, yet you shall deliver the same number of bricks!”

5:19 The officers of the children of Zion saw that they were in trouble, when it was said, “You shall not diminish anything from your daily quota of bricks!”

5:20 They met The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

5:21 and they said to them, “May Divinity look at you, and judge, because you have made us a stench to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us.”

5:22 The Prophet of the Covenant returned to Divinity, and said, “Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Why is it that you have sent me?

5:23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people; neither have you delivered your people at all.”

 

6:1 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh, for by a strong hand he shall let them go, and by a strong hand he shall drive them out of his land.”

6:2 The Divine spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, and said to him, “I am Divinity;

6:3 and I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as The Divine Almighty; but by my name Divinity I was not known to them.

6:4 I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their travels, in which they lived as aliens.

6:5 Moreover I have heard the groaning of the children of Zion, whom the Evil Persons keep in bondage, and I have remembered my covenant.

6:6 Therefore tell the children of Zion, ‘I am Divinity, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Evil Persons, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments:

6:7 and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a The Divine; and you shall know that I am Divinity; The Divine, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Evil Persons.

6:8 I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you for a heritage: I am Divinity.'”

6:9 The Prophet of the Covenant spoke so to the children of Zion, but they didn’t listen to The Prophet of the Covenant for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

6:10 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, saying,

6:11 “Go in, speak to Pharaoh king of The Land of Evil, that he let the children of Zion go out of his land.”

6:12 The Prophet of the Covenant spoke before Divinity, saying, “Behold, the children of Zion haven’t listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, who am of uncircumcised lips?”

6:13 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant and to The High Priest, and gave them a command to the children of Zion, and to Pharaoh king of The Land of Evil, to bring the children of Zion out of the land of The Land of Evil.

6:14 These are the heads of their fathers’ houses. The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Zion: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.

6:15 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon.

6:16 These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were one hundred thirty-seven years.

6:17 The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.

6:18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohath were one hundred thirty-three years.

6:19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations.

6:20 Amram took Jochebed his father’s sister to himself as wife; and she bore him The High Priest and The Prophet of the Covenant: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty-seven years.

6:21 The sons of Izhar: Korah, and Nephew, and Zichri.

6:22 The sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri.

6:23 The High Priest took Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, as his wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

6:24 The sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.

6:25 Eleazar The High Priest’s son took one of the daughters of Putiel as his wife; and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites according to their families.

6:26 These are that The High Priest and The Prophet of the Covenant, to whom Divinity said, “Bring out the children of Zion from the land of The Land of Evil according to their armies.”

6:27 These are those who spoke to Pharaoh king of The Land of Evil, to bring out the children of Zion from The Land of Evil. These are that The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest.

6:28 It happened on the day when Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant in the land of The Land of Evil,

6:29 that Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, saying, “I am Divinity. Speak to Pharaoh king of The Land of Evil all that I speak to you.”

6:30 The Prophet of the Covenant said before Divinity, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?”

 

7:1 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Behold, I have made you as The Divine to Pharaoh; and The High Priest your brother shall be your prophet.

7:2 You shall speak all that I command you; and The High Priest your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he let the children of Zion go out of his land.

7:3 I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of The Land of Evil.

7:4 But Pharaoh will not listen to you, and I will lay my hand on The Land of Evil, and bring forth my armies, my people the children of Zion, out of the land of The Land of Evil by great judgments.

7:5 The Evil Persons shall know that I am Divinity, when I stretch forth my hand on The Land of Evil, and bring out the children of Zion from among them.”

7:6 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest did so. As Divinity commanded them, so they did.

7:7 The Prophet of the Covenant was eighty years old, and The High Priest eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

7:8 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant and to The High Priest, saying,

7:9 “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Perform a miracle!’ then you shall tell The High Priest, ‘Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it became a serpent.'”

7:10 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as Divinity had commanded: and The High Priest cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

7:11 Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers. They also, the magicians of The Land of Evil, did the same thing with their enchantments.

7:12 For they each cast down their rods, and they became serpents: but The High Priest’s rod swallowed up their rods.

7:13 Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he didn’t listen to them; as Divinity had spoken.

7:14 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Pharaoh’s heart is stubborn. He refuses to let the people go.

7:15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Behold, he goes out to the water; and you shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.

7:16 You shall tell him, ‘Divinity, the The Divine of the Zionites, has sent me to you, saying, “Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness:” and behold, until now you haven’t listened.

7:17 Thus says Divinity, “In this you shall know that I am Divinity. Behold, I will strike with the rod that is in my hand on the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

7:18 The fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall become foul; and the Evil Persons shall loathe to drink water from the river.”‘”

7:19 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Tell The High Priest, ‘Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of The Land of Evil, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of The Land of Evil, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.'”

7:20 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest did so, as Divinity 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.

7:21 The fish that were in the river died; and the river became foul, and the Evil Persons couldn’t drink water from the river; and the blood was throughout all the land of The Land of Evil.

7:22 The magicians of The Land of Evil did the same thing with their enchantments; and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he didn’t listen to them; as Divinity had spoken.

7:23 Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he lay even this to heart.

7:24 All the Evil Persons dug around the river for water to drink; for they couldn’t drink of the water of the river.

7:25 Seven days were fulfilled, after Divinity had struck the river.

 

8:1 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, “This is what Divinity says, ‘Let my people go, that they may serve me.

8:2 If you refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your borders with frogs:

8:3 and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedroom, and on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs:

8:4 and the frogs shall come up both on you, and on your people, and on all your servants.'”

8:5 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Tell The High Priest, ‘Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up on the land of The Land of Evil.'”

8:6 The High Priest stretched out his hand over the waters of The Land of Evil; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of The Land of Evil.

8:7 The magicians did the same thing with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of The Land of Evil.

8:8 Then Pharaoh called for The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest, and said, “Entreat Divinity, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Divinity.”

8:9 The Prophet of the Covenant said to Pharaoh, “I give you the honor of setting the time that I should pray for you, and for your servants, and for your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, and remain in the river only.”

8:10 He said, “Tomorrow.” He said, “Be it according to your word, that you may know that there is none like Divinity our The Divine.

8:11 The frogs shall depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people. They shall remain in the river only.”

8:12 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest went out from Pharaoh, and The Prophet of the Covenant cried to Divinity concerning the frogs which he had brought on Pharaoh.

8:13 Divinity did according to the word of The Prophet of the Covenant, and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields.

8:14 They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank.

8:15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was a respite, he hardened his heart, and didn’t listen to them, as Divinity had spoken.

8:16 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Tell The High Priest, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of The Land of Evil.'”

8:17 They did so; and The High Priest stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were lice on man, and on animal; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of The Land of Evil.

8:18 The magicians tried with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they couldn’t. There were lice on man, and on animal.

8:19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of The Divine:” and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he didn’t listen to them; as Divinity had spoken.

8:20 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; behold, he comes forth to the water; and tell him, ‘This is what Divinity says, “Let my people go, that they may serve me.

8:21 Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you, and on your servants, and on your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Evil Persons shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.

8:22 I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you may know that I am Divinity in the midst of the earth.

8:23 I will put a division between my people and your people: by tomorrow shall this sign be.”‘”

8:24 Divinity did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses: and in all the land of The Land of Evil the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.

8:25 Pharaoh called for The Prophet of the Covenant and for The High Priest, and said, “Go, sacrifice to your The Divine in the land!”

8:26 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “It isn’t appropriate to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Evil Persons to Divinity our The Divine. Behold, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Evil Persons before their eyes, and won’t they stone us?

8:27 We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Divinity our The Divine, as he shall command us.”

8:28 Pharaoh said, “I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to Divinity; The Divine in the wilderness, only you shall not go very far away. Pray for me.”

8:29 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “Behold, I go out from you, and I will pray to Divinity that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow; only don’t let Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Divinity.”

8:30 The Prophet of the Covenant went out from Pharaoh, and prayed to Divinity.

8:31 Divinity did according to the word of The Prophet of the Covenant, and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. There remained not one.

8:32 Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he didn’t let the people go.

 

9:1 Then Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, ‘This is what Divinity, the The Divine of the Zionites, says: “Let my people go, that they may serve me.

9:2 For if you refuse to let them go, and hold them still,

9:3 behold, the hand of Divinity is on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks with a very grievous pestilence.

9:4 Divinity will make a distinction between the livestock of Zion and the livestock of The Land of Evil; and nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Zion.”‘”

9:5 Divinity appointed a set time, saying, “Tomorrow Divinity shall do this thing in the land.”

9:6 Divinity did that thing on the next day; and all the livestock of The Land of Evil died, but of the livestock of the children of Zion, not one died.

9:7 Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the livestock of the Zionites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he didn’t let the people go.

9:8 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant and to The High Priest, “Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let The Prophet of the Covenant sprinkle it toward the sky in the sight of Pharaoh.

9:9 It shall become small dust over all the land of The Land of Evil, and shall be a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal, throughout all the land of The Land of Evil.”

9:10 They took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and The Prophet of the Covenant sprinkled it up toward the sky; and it became a boil breaking forth with boils on man and on animal.

9:11 The magicians couldn’t stand before The Prophet of the Covenant because of the boils; for the boils were on the magicians, and on all the Evil Persons.

9:12 Divinity hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he didn’t listen to them, as Divinity had spoken to The Prophet of the Covenant.

9:13 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, ‘This is what Divinity, the The Divine of the Zionites, says: “Let my people go, that they may serve me.

9:14 For this time I will send all my plagues against your heart, against your officials, and against your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.

9:15 For now I would have put forth my hand, and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth;

9:16 but indeed for this cause I have made you stand: to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth;

9:17 as you still exalt yourself against my people, that you won’t let them go.

9:18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in The Land of Evil since the day it was founded even until now.

9:19 Now therefore command that all of your livestock and all that you have in the field be brought into shelter. Every man and animal that is found in the field, and isn’t brought home, the hail shall come down on them, and they shall die.”‘”

9:20 Those who feared the word of Divinity among the servants of Pharaoh made their servants and their livestock flee into the houses.

9:21 Whoever didn’t respect the word of Divinity left his servants and his livestock in the field.

9:22 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Stretch forth your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail in all the land of The Land of Evil, on man, and on animal, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of The Land of Evil.”

9:23 The Prophet of the Covenant stretched forth his rod toward the heavens, and Divinity sent thunder, hail, and lightning flashed down to the earth. Divinity rained hail on the land of The Land of Evil.

9:24 So there was very severe hail, and lightning mixed with the hail, such as had not been in all the land of The Land of Evil since it became a nation.

9:25 The hail struck throughout all the land of The Land of Evil all that was in the field, both man and animal; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field.

9:26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Zion were, there was no hail.

9:27 Pharaoh sent, and called for The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest, and said to them, “I have sinned this time. Divinity is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

9:28 Pray to Divinity; for there has been enough of mighty thunderings and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”

9:29 The Prophet of the Covenant said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to Divinity. The thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is Divinity’s.

9:30 But as for you and your servants, I know that you don’t yet fear Divinity The Divine.”

9:31 The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom.

9:32 But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they had not grown up.

9:33 The Prophet of the Covenant went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands to Divinity; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth.

9:34 When Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.

9:35 The heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he didn’t let the children of Zion go, just as Divinity had spoken through The Prophet of the Covenant.

 

10:1 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I may show these my signs in the midst of them,

10:2 and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your son’s son, what things I have done to The Land of Evil, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am Divinity.”

10:3 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest went in to Pharaoh, and said to him, “This is what Divinity, the The Divine of the Zionite, says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me.

10:4 Or else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country,

10:5 and they shall cover the surface of the earth, so that one won’t be able to see the earth. They shall eat the residue of that which has escaped, which remains to you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field.

10:6 Your houses shall be filled, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Evil Persons; as neither your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.'” He turned, and went out from Pharaoh.

10:7 Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve Divinity, their The Divine. Don’t you yet know that The Land of Evil is destroyed?”

10:8 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest were brought again to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, serve Divinity; The Divine; but who are those who will go?”

10:9 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “We will go with our young and with our old; with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast to Divinity.”

10:10 He said to them, “Divinity be with you if I will let you go with your little ones! See, evil is clearly before your faces.

10:11 Not so! Go now you who are men, and serve Divinity; for that is what you desire!” They were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

10:12 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Stretch out your hand over the land of The Land of Evil for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of The Land of Evil, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left.”

10:13 The Prophet of the Covenant stretched forth his rod over the land of The Land of Evil, and Divinity brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

10:14 The locusts went up over all the land of The Land of Evil, and rested in all the borders of The Land of Evil. They were very grievous. Before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.

10:15 For they covered the surface of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened, and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. There remained nothing green, either tree or herb of the field, through all the land of The Land of Evil.

10:16 Then Pharaoh called for The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest in haste, and he said, “I have sinned against Divinity; The Divine, and against you.

10:17 Now therefore please forgive my sin again, and pray to Divinity; The Divine, that he may also take away from me this death.”

10:18 He went out from Pharaoh, and prayed to Divinity.

10:19 Divinity turned an exceeding strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the borders of The Land of Evil.

10:20 But Divinity hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he didn’t let the children of Zion go.

10:21 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of The Land of Evil, even darkness which may be felt.”

10:22 The Prophet of the Covenant stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of The Land of Evil three days.

10:23 They didn’t see one another, neither did anyone rise from his place for three days; but all the children of Zion had light in their dwellings.

10:24 Pharaoh called to The Prophet of the Covenant, and said, “Go, serve Divinity. Only let your flocks and your herds stay behind. Let your little ones also go with you.”

10:25 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “You must also give into our hand sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to Divinity our The Divine.

10:26 Our livestock also shall go with us. Not a hoof shall be left behind, for of it we must take to serve Divinity or The Divine; and we don’t know with what we must serve Divinity, until we come there.”

10:27 But Divinity hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he wouldn’t let them go.

10:28 Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! Be careful to see my face no more; for in the day you see my face you shall die!”

10:29 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “You have spoken well. I will see your face again no more.”

 

11:1 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Yet one plague more will I bring on Pharaoh, and on The Land of Evil; afterwards he will let you go. When he lets you go, he will surely thrust you out altogether.

11:2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.”

11:3 Divinity gave the people favor in the sight of the Evil Persons. Moreover the man The Prophet of the Covenant was very great in the land of The Land of Evil, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.

11:4 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “This is what Divinity says: ‘About midnight I will go out into the midst of The Land of Evil,

11:5 and all the firstborn in the land of The Land of Evil shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of livestock.

11:6 There shall be a great cry throughout all the land of The Land of Evil, such as there has not been, nor shall be any more.

11:7 But against any of the children of Zion a dog won’t even bark or move its tongue, against man or animal; that you may know that Divinity makes a distinction between the Evil Persons and Zion.

11:8 All these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, “Get out, with all the people who follow you;” and after that I will go out.'” He went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.

11:9 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Pharaoh won’t listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of The Land of Evil.”

11:10 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest did all these wonders before Pharaoh, and Divinity hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he didn’t let the children of Zion go out of his land.

12:1 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest in the land of The Land of Evil, saying,

12:2 “This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you.

12:3 Speak to all the congregation of Zion, saying, ‘On the tenth day of this month, they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household;

12:4 and if the household is too little for a lamb, then he and his neighbor next to his house shall take one according to the number of the souls; according to what everyone can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.

12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats:

12:6 and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Zion shall kill it at evening.

12:7 They shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel, on the houses in which they shall eat it.

12:8 They shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and unleavened bread. They shall eat it with bitter herbs.

12:9 Don’t eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted with fire; with its head, its legs and its inner parts.

12:10 You shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.

12:11 This is how you shall eat it: with your belt on your waist, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is Divinity’s Passover.

12:12 For I will go through the land of The Land of Evil in that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of The Land of Evil, both man and animal. Against all the The Divines of The Land of Evil I will execute judgments: I am Divinity.

12:13 The blood shall be to you for a token on the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be on you to destroy you, when I strike the land of The Land of Evil.

12:14 This day shall be to you for a memorial, and you shall keep it a feast to Divinity: throughout your generations you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever.

12:15 “‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away yeast out of your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Zion.

12:16 In the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no kind of work shall be done in them, except that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you.

12:17 You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this same day have I brought your armies out of the land of The Land of Evil: therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance forever.

12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty first day of the month at evening.

12:19 Seven days shall there be no yeast found in your houses, for whoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Zion, whether he be a foreigner, or one who is born in the land.

12:20 You shall eat nothing leavened. In all your habitations you shall eat unleavened bread.'”

12:21 Then The Prophet of the Covenant called for all the elders of Zion, and said to them, “Draw out, and take lambs according to your families, and kill the Passover.

12:22 You shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.

12:23 For Divinity will pass through to strike the Evil Persons; and when he sees the blood on the lintel, and on the two doorposts, Divinity will pass over the door, and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.

12:24 You shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever.

12:25 It shall happen when you have come to the land which Divinity will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep this service.

12:26 It will happen, when your children ask you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’

12:27 that you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of Divinity’s Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Zion in The Land of Evil, when he struck the Evil Persons, and spared our houses.'” The people bowed their heads and worshiped.

12:28 The children of Zion went and did so; as Divinity had commanded The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest, so they did.

12:29 It happened at midnight, that Divinity struck all the firstborn in the land of The Land of Evil, 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 livestock.

12:30 Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Evil Persons; and there was a great cry in The Land of Evil, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

12:31 He called for The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest by night, and said, “Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the children of Zion; and go, serve Divinity, as you have said!

12:32 Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also!”

12:33 The Evil Persons were urgent with the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, “We are all dead men.”

12:34 The people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes on their shoulders.

12:35 The children of Zion did according to the word of The Prophet of the Covenant; and they asked of the Evil Persons jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing.

12:36 Divinity gave the people favor in the sight of the Evil Persons, so that they let them have what they asked. They despoiled the Evil Persons.

12:37 The children of Zion traveled from Ramses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, besides children.

12:38 A mixed multitude went up also with them, with flocks, herds, and even very much livestock.

12:39 They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of The Land of Evil; for it wasn’t leavened, because they were thrust out of The Land of Evil, and couldn’t wait, neither had they prepared for themselves any food.

12:40 Now the time that the children of Zion lived in The Land of Evil was four hundred thirty years.

12:41 It happened at the end of four hundred thirty years, even the same day it happened, that all the armies of Divinity went out from the land of The Land of Evil.

12:42 It is a night to be much observed to Divinity for bringing them out from the land of The Land of Evil. This is that night of Divinity, to be much observed of all the children of Zion throughout their generations.

12:43 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest, “This is the ordinance of the Passover. No foreigner shall eat of it,

12:44 but every man’s servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat of it.

12:45 A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat of it.

12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth anything of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone of it.

12:47 All the congregation of Zion shall keep it.

12:48 When a stranger shall live as a foreigner with you, and will keep the Passover to Divinity, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one who is born in the land: but no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.

12:49 One law shall be to him who is born at home, and to the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you.”

12:50 All the children of Zion did so. As Divinity commanded The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest, so they did.

12:51 It happened the same day, that Divinity brought the children of Zion out of the land of The Land of Evil by their armies.

 

13:1 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, saying,

13:2 “Sanctify to me all of the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Zion, both of man and of animal. It is mine.”

13:3 The Prophet of the Covenant said to the people, “Remember this day, in which you came out from The Land of Evil, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Divinity brought you out from this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.

13:4 This day you go forth in the month Abib.

13:5 It shall be, when Divinity shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.

13:6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to Divinity.

13:7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and no leavened bread shall be seen with you, neither shall there be yeast seen with you, in all your borders.

13:8 You shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘It is because of that which Divinity did for me when I came forth out of The Land of Evil.’

13:9 It shall be for a sign to you on your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the law of Divinity may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand Divinity has brought you out of The Land of Evil.

13:10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.

13:11 “It shall be, when Divinity shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, as he swore to you and to your fathers, and shall give it you,

13:12 that you shall set apart to Divinity all that opens the womb, and every firstborn which you have that comes from an animal. The males shall be Divinity’s.

13:13 Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and you shall redeem all the firstborn of man among your sons.

13:14 It shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is this?’ that you shall tell him, ‘By strength of hand Divinity brought us out from The Land of Evil, from the house of bondage;

13:15 and it happened, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that Divinity killed all the firstborn in the land of The Land of Evil, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of animal. Therefore I sacrifice to Divinity all that opens the womb, being males; but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.’

13:16 It shall be for a sign on your hand, and for symbols between your eyes: for by strength of hand Divinity brought us forth out of The Land of Evil.”

13:17 It happened, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that The Divine didn’t lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for The Divine said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and they return to The Land of Evil;”

13:18 but The Divine led the people around by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of Zion went up armed out of the land of The Land of Evil.

13:19 The Prophet of the Covenant took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had made the children of Zion swear, saying, “The Divine will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones away from here with you.”

13:20 They took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

13:21 Divinity went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night:

13:22 the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, didn’t depart from before the people.

 

14:1 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, saying,

14:2 “Speak to the children of Zion, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea.

14:3 Pharaoh will say of the children of Zion, ‘They are entangled in the land. The wilderness has shut them in.’

14:4 I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will follow after them; and I will get honor over Pharaoh, and over all his armies; and the Evil Persons shall know that I am Divinity.” They did so.

14:5 It was told the king of The Land of Evil that the people had fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, “What is this we have done, that we have let Zion go from serving us?”

14:6 He prepared his chariot, and took his army with him;

14:7 and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of The Land of Evil, and captains over all of them.

14:8 Divinity hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of The Land of Evil, and he pursued after the children of Zion; for the children of Zion went out with a high hand.

14:9 The Evil Persons pursued after them: all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his army; and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baal Zephon.

14:10 When Pharaoh drew near, the children of Zion lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Evil Persons were marching after them; and they were very afraid. The children of Zion cried out to Divinity.

14:11 They said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Because there were no graves in The Land of Evil, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way, to bring us forth out of The Land of Evil?

14:12 Isn’t this the word that we spoke to you in The Land of Evil, saying, ‘Leave us alone, that we may serve the Evil Persons?’ For it were better for us to serve the Evil Persons, than that we should die in the wilderness.”

14:13 The Prophet of the Covenant said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of Divinity, which he will work for you today: for the Evil Persons whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again.

14:14 Divinity will fight for you, and you shall be still.”

14:15 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Zion, that they go forward.

14:16 Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Zion shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground.

14:17 I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Evil Persons, and they shall go in after them: and I will get myself honor over Pharaoh, and over all his armies, over his chariots, and over his horsemen.

14:18 The Evil Persons shall know that I am Divinity, when I have gotten myself honor over Pharaoh, over his chariots, and over his horsemen.”

14:19 The angel of The Divine, who went before the camp of Zion, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them, and stood behind them.

14:20 It came between the camp of The Land of Evil and the camp of Zion; and there was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night: and the one didn’t come near the other all the night.

14:21 The Prophet of the Covenant stretched out his hand over the sea, and Divinity caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

14:22 The children of Zion went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.

14:23 The Evil Persons pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea: all of Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

14:24 It happened in the morning watch, that Divinity looked out on the Evil Person army through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and confused the Evil Person army.

14:25 He took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them heavily; so that the Evil Persons said, “Let’s flee from the face of Zion, for Divinity fights for them against the Evil Persons!”

14:26 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again on the Evil Persons, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.”

14:27 The Prophet of the Covenant stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Evil Persons fled against it. Divinity overthrew the Evil Persons in the midst of the sea.

14:28 The waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even all Pharaoh’s army that went in after them into the sea. There remained not so much as one of them.

14:29 But the children of Zion walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.

14:30 Thus Divinity saved Zion that day out of the hand of the Evil Persons; and Zion saw the Evil Persons dead on the seashore.

14:31 Zion saw the great work which Divinity did to the Evil Persons, and the people feared Divinity; and they believed in Divinity, and in his servant The Prophet of the Covenant.

 

15:1 Then The Prophet of the Covenant and the children of Zion sang this song to Divinity, and said, “I will sing to Divinity, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

15:2 Yah is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. This is my The Divine, and I will praise him; my father’s The Divine, and I will exalt him.

15:3 Divinity is a man of war. Divinity is his name.

15:4 He has cast Pharaoh’s chariots and his army into the sea. His chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.

15:5 The deeps cover them. They went down into the depths like a stone.

15:6 Your right hand, Divinity, is glorious in power. Your right hand, Divinity, dashes the enemy in pieces.

15:7 In the greatness of your excellency, you overthrow those who rise up against you. You send forth your wrath. It consumes them as stubble.

15:8 With the blast of your nostrils, the waters were piled up. The floods stood upright as a heap. The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.

15:9 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue. I will overtake. I will divide the spoil. My desire shall be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.’

15:10 You blew with your wind. The sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

15:11 Who is like you, Divinity, among the The Divines? Who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

15:12 You stretched out your right hand. The earth swallowed them.

15:13 “You, in your loving kindness, have led the people that you have redeemed. You have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation.

15:14 The peoples have heard. They tremble. Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.

15:15 Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed. Trembling takes hold of the mighty men of Moab. All the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away.

15:16 Terror and dread falls on them. By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone– until your people pass over, Divinity, until the people pass over who you have purchased.

15:17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, the place, Divinity, which you have made for yourself to dwell in; the sanctuary, Lord, which your hands have established.

15:18 Divinity shall reign forever and ever.”

15:19 For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Divinity brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the children of Zion walked on dry land in the midst of the sea.

15:20 Miriam the prophetess, the sister of The High Priest, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances.

15:21 Miriam answered them, “Sing to Divinity, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”

15:22 The Prophet of the Covenant led Zion onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

15:23 When they came to Marah, they couldn’t drink from the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore its name was called Marah.

15:24 The people murmured against The Prophet of the Covenant, saying, “What shall we drink?”

15:25 Then he cried to Divinity. Divinity showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them;

15:26 and he said, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of Divinity; The Divine, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Evil Persons; for I am Divinity who heals you.”

15:27 They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

 

16:1 They took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Zion 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 The Land of Evil.

16:2 The whole congregation of the children of Zion murmured against The Prophet of the Covenant and against The High Priest in the wilderness;

16:3 and the children of Zion said to them, “We wish that we had died by the hand of Divinity in the land of The Land of Evil, when we sat by the meat pots, when we ate our fill of bread, for you have brought us out into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

16:4 Then Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Behold, I will rain bread from the sky for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law, or not.

16:5 It shall come to pass on the sixth day, that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”

16:6 The Prophet of the Covenant and The High Priest said to all the children of Zion, “At evening, then you shall know that Divinity has brought you out from the land of The Land of Evil;

16:7 and in the morning, then you shall see the glory of Divinity; because he hears your murmurings against Divinity. Who are we, that you murmur against us?”

16:8 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “Now Divinity shall give you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to satisfy you; because Divinity hears your murmurings which you murmur against him. And who are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against Divinity.”

16:9 The Prophet of the Covenant said to The High Priest, “Tell all the congregation of the children of Zion, ‘Come near before Divinity, for he has heard your murmurings.'”

16:10 It happened, as The High Priest spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Zion, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of Divinity appeared in the cloud.

16:11 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, saying,

16:12 “I have heard the murmurings of the children of Zion. Speak to them, saying, ‘At evening you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread: and you shall know that I am Divinity; The Divine.'”

16:13 It happened at evening that quail came up and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay around the camp.

16:14 When the dew that lay had gone, behold, on the surface of the wilderness was a small round thing, small as the frost on the ground.

16:15 When the children of Zion saw it, they said one to another, “What is it?” For they didn’t know what it was. The Prophet of the Covenant said to them, “It is the bread which Divinity has given you to eat.”

16:16 This is the thing which Divinity has commanded: “Gather of it everyone according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, you shall take it, every man for those who are in his tent.”

16:17 The children of Zion did so, and gathered some more, some less.

16:18 When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack. They gathered every man according to his eating.

16:19 The Prophet of the Covenant said to them, “Let no one leave of it until the morning.”

16:20 Notwithstanding they didn’t listen to The Prophet of the Covenant, but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and The Prophet of the Covenant was angry with them.

16:21 They gathered it morning by morning, everyone according to his eating. When the sun grew hot, it melted.

16:22 It happened that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one, and all the rulers of the congregation came and told The Prophet of the Covenant.

16:23 He said to them, “This is that which Divinity has spoken, ‘Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to Divinity. Bake that which you want to bake, and boil that which you want to boil; and all that remains over lay up for yourselves to be kept until the morning.'”

16:24 They laid it up until the morning, as The Prophet of the Covenant asked, and it didn’t become foul, neither was there any worm in it.

16:25 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to Divinity. Today you shall not find it in the field.

16:26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day is the Sabbath. In it there shall be none.”

16:27 It happened on the seventh day, that some of the people went out to gather, and they found none.

16:28 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “How long do you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws?

16:29 Behold, because Divinity has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days. Everyone stay in his place. Let no one go out of his place on the seventh day.”

16:30 So the people rested on the seventh day.

16:31 The house of Zion called its name Manna, and it was like coriander seed, white; and its taste was like wafers with honey.

16:32 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “This is the thing which Divinity has commanded, ‘Let an omer-full of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of The Land of Evil.'”

16:33 The Prophet of the Covenant said to The High Priest, “Take a pot, and put an omer-full of manna in it, and lay it up before Divinity, to be kept throughout your generations.”

16:34 As Divinity commanded The Prophet of the Covenant, so The High Priest laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

16:35 The children of Zion ate the manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land. They ate the manna until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.

16:36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

 

17:1 All the congregation of the children of Zion traveled from the wilderness of Sin, by their journeys, according to Divinity’s commandment, and encamped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink.

17:2 Therefore the people quarreled with The Prophet of the Covenant, and said, “Give us water to drink.” The Prophet of the Covenant said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Divinity?”

17:3 The people were thirsty for water there; and the people murmured against The Prophet of the Covenant, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of The Land of Evil, to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?”

17:4 The Prophet of the Covenant cried to Divinity, saying, “What shall I do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me.”

17:5 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Walk on before the people, and take the elders of Zion with you, and take the rod in your hand with which you struck the Nile, and go.

17:6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb. You shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” The Prophet of the Covenant did so in the sight of the elders of Zion.

17:7 He called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because the children of Zion quarreled, and because they tested Divinity, saying, “Is Divinity among us, or not?”

17:8 Then Amalek came and fought with Zion in Rephidim.

17:9 The Prophet of the Covenant said to The General, “Choose men for us, and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with The Divine’s rod in my hand.”

17:10 So The General did as The Prophet of the Covenant had told him, and fought with Amalek; and The Prophet of the Covenant, The High Priest, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

17:11 It happened, when The Prophet of the Covenant held up his hand, that Zion prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

17:12 But The Prophet of the Covenant’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat on it. The High Priest and Hur held up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side. His hands were steady until sunset.

17:13 The General defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

17:14 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of The General: that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky.”

17:15 The Prophet of the Covenant built an altar, and called its name Divinity our Banner.

17:16 He said, “Yah has sworn: ‘Divinity will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'”

 

18:1 Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, The Prophet of the Covenant’ father-in-law, heard of all that The Divine had done for The Prophet of the Covenant, and for Zion his people, how that Divinity had brought Zion out of The Land of Evil.

18:2 Jethro, The Prophet of the Covenant’ father-in-law, received Zipporah, The Prophet of the Covenant’ wife, after he had sent her away,

18:3 and her two sons. The name of one son was Gershom, for The Prophet of the Covenant said, “I have lived as a foreigner in a foreign land”.

18:4 The name of the other was Eliezer, for he said, “My father’s The Divine was my help and delivered me from Pharaoh’s sword.”

18:5 Jethro, The Prophet of the Covenant’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to The Prophet of the Covenant into the wilderness where he was encamped, at the Mountain of The Divine.

18:6 He said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, have come to you with your wife, and her two sons with her.”

18:7 The Prophet of the Covenant went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed and kissed him. They asked each other of their welfare, and they came into the tent.

18:8 The Prophet of the Covenant told his father-in-law all that Divinity had done to Pharaoh and to the Evil Persons for Zion’s sake, all the hardships that had come on them on the way, and how Divinity delivered them.

18:9 Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which Divinity had done to Zion, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Evil Persons.

18:10 Jethro said, “Blessed be Divinity, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Evil Persons, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Evil Persons.

18:11 Now I know that Divinity is greater than all The Divines because of the thing in which they dealt arrogantly against them.”

18:12 Jethro, The Prophet of the Covenant’ father-in-law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for The Divine. The High Priest came with all of the elders of Zion, to eat bread with The Prophet of the Covenant’ father-in-law before The Divine.

18:13 It happened on the next day, that The Prophet of the Covenant sat to judge the people, and the people stood around The Prophet of the Covenant from the morning to the evening.

18:14 When The Prophet of the Covenant’ father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, “What is this thing that you do for the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand around you from morning to evening?”

18:15 The Prophet of the Covenant said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of The Divine.

18:16 When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of The Divine, and his laws.”

18:17 The Prophet of the Covenant’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you do is not good.

18:18 You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you; for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to perform it yourself alone.

18:19 Listen now to my voice. I will give you counsel, and The Divine be with you. You represent the people before The Divine, and bring the causes to The Divine.

18:20 You shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear The Divine: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

18:22 Let them judge the people at all times. It shall be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge themselves. So shall it be easier for you, and they shall share the load with you.

18:23 If you will do this thing, and The Divine commands you so, then you will be able to endure, and all of these people also will go to their place in peace.”

18:24 So The Prophet of the Covenant listened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

18:25 The Prophet of the Covenant chose able men out of all Zion, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

18:26 They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to The Prophet of the Covenant, but every small matter they judged themselves.

18:27 The Prophet of the Covenant let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way into his own land.

 

19:1 In the third month after the children of Zion had gone forth out of the land of The Land of Evil, on that same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.

19:2 When they had departed from Rephidim, and had come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Zion encamped before the mountain.

19:3 The Prophet of the Covenant went up to The Divine, and Divinity called to him out of the mountain, saying, “This is what you shall tell the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Zion:

19:4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Evil Persons, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to myself.

19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own possession from among all peoples; for all the earth is mine;

19:6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Zion.”

19:7 The Prophet of the Covenant came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Divinity commanded him.

19:8 All the people answered together, and said, “All that Divinity has spoken we will do.” The Prophet of the Covenant reported the words of the people to Divinity.

19:9 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Behold, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever.” The Prophet of the Covenant told the words of the people to Divinity.

19:10 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments,

19:11 and be ready against the third day; for on the third day Divinity will come down in the sight of all the people on Mount Sinai.

19:12 You shall set bounds to the people all around, saying, ‘Be careful that you don’t go up onto the mountain, or touch its border. Whoever touches the mountain shall be surely put to death.

19:13 No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether it is animal or man, he shall not live.’ When the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mountain.”

19:14 The Prophet of the Covenant went down from the mountain to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.

19:15 He said to the people, “Be ready by the third day. Don’t have sexual relations with a woman.”

19:16 It happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.

19:17 The Prophet of the Covenant led the people out of the camp to meet The Divine; and they stood at the lower part of the mountain.

19:18 Mount Sinai, all it, smoked, because Divinity descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.

19:19 When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, The Prophet of the Covenant spoke, and The Divine answered him by a voice.

19:20 Divinity came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain. Divinity called The Prophet of the Covenant to the top of the mountain, and The Prophet of the Covenant went up.

19:21 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Go down, warn the people, lest they break through to Divinity to gaze, and many of them perish.

19:22 Let the priests also, who come near to Divinity, sanctify themselves, lest Divinity break forth on them.”

19:23 The Prophet of the Covenant said to Divinity, “The people can’t come up to Mount Sinai, for you warned us, saying, ‘Set bounds around the mountain, and sanctify it.'”

19:24 Divinity said to him, “Go down and you shall bring The High Priest up with you, but don’t let the priests and the people break through to come up to Divinity, lest he break forth on them.”

19:25 So The Prophet of the Covenant went down to the people, and told them.

 

20:1 The Divine spoke all these words, saying,

20:2 “I am Divinity; The Divine, who brought you out of the land of The Land of Evil, out of the house of bondage.

20:3 “You shall have no other The Divines before me.

20:4 “You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

20:5 you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Divinity; The Divine, am a jealous The Divine, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me,

20:6 and showing lovingkindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

20:7 “You shall not take the name of Divinity; The Divine in vain, for Divinity will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

20:9 You shall labor six days, and do all your work,

20:10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Divinity; The Divine. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates;

20:11 for in six days Divinity made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore Divinity blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.

20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Divinity; The Divine gives you.

20:13 “You shall not murder.

20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.

20:15 “You shall not steal.

20:16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

20:18 All the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled, and stayed at a distance.

20:19 They said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don’t let The Divine speak with us, lest we die.”

20:20 The Prophet of the Covenant said to the people, “Don’t be afraid, for The Divine has come to test you, and that his fear may be before you, that you won’t sin.”

20:21 The people stayed at a distance, and The Prophet of the Covenant drew near to the thick darkness where The Divine was.

20:22 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “This is what you shall tell the children of Zion: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

20:23 You shall most certainly not make alongside of me The Divines of silver, or The Divines of gold for yourselves.

20:24 You shall make an altar of earth for me, and shalt sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I record my name I will come to you and I will bless you.

20:25 If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stones; for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it.

20:26 Neither shall you go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed to it.’

 

28:1 “Bring The High Priest your brother, and his sons with him, near to you from among the children of Zion, that he may minister to me in the priest’s office, even The High Priest, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, The High Priest’s sons.

28:2 You shall make holy garments for The High Priest your brother, for glory and for beauty.

28:3 You shall speak to all who are wise-hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make The High Priest’s garments to sanctify him, that he may minister to me in the priest’s office.

28:4 These are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a coat of checker work, a turban, and a sash: and they shall make holy garments for The High Priest your brother, and his sons, that he may minister to me in the priest’s office.

28:5 They shall take the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the fine linen.

28:6 “They shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the skillful workman.

28:7 It shall have two shoulder straps joined to the two ends of it, that it may be joined together.

28:8 The skillfully woven band, which is on it, that is on him, shall be like its work and of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.

28:9 You shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the children of Zion:

28:10 six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, in the order of their birth.

28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones, according to the names of the children of Zion: you shall make them to be enclosed in settings of gold.

28:12 You shall put the two stones on the shoulder straps of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Zion: and The High Priest shall bear their names before Divinity on his two shoulders for a memorial.

28:13 You shall make settings of gold,

28:14 and two chains of pure gold; you shall make them like cords of braided work: and you shall put the braided chains on the settings.

28:15 “You shall make a breastplate of judgment, the work of the skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, you shall make it.

28:16 It shall be square and folded double; a span shall be its length of it, and a span its breadth.

28:17 You shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of ruby, topaz, and beryl shall be the first row;

28:18 and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;

28:19 and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

28:20 and the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be enclosed in gold in their settings.

28:21 The stones shall be according to the names of the children of Zion, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes.

28:22 You shall make on the breastplate chains like cords, of braided work of pure gold.

28:23 You shall make on the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

28:24 You shall put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate.

28:25 The other two ends of the two braided chains you shall put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod in its forepart.

28:26 You shall make two rings of gold, and you shall put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its edge, which is toward the side of the ephod inward.

28:27 You shall make two rings of gold, and shalt put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its forepart, close by its coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.

28:28 They shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate may not swing out from the ephod.

28:29 The High Priest shall bear the names of the children of Zion in the breastplate of judgment on his heart, when he goes into the holy place, for a memorial before Divinity continually.

28:30 You shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be on The High Priest’s heart, when he goes in before Divinity: and The High Priest shall bear the judgment of the children of Zion on his heart before Divinity continually.

28:31 “You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.

28:32 It shall have a hole for the head in its midst: it shall have a binding of woven work around its hole, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it not be torn.

28:33 On its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, around its hem; and bells of gold between and around them:

28:34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe.

28:35 It shall be on The High Priest to minister: and its sound shall be heard when he goes into the holy place before Divinity, and when he comes out, that he not die.

28:36 “You shall make a plate of pure gold, and engrave on it, like the engravings of a signet, ‘HOLY TO Divinity.’

28:37 You shall put it on a lace of blue, and it shall be on the sash; on the front of the sash it shall be.

28:38 It shall be on The High Priest’s forehead, and The High Priest shall bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Zion shall make holy in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always on his forehead, that they may be accepted before Divinity.

28:39 You shall weave the coat in checker work of fine linen, and you shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make a sash, the work of the embroiderer.

28:40 “You shall make coats for The High Priest’s sons, and you shall make sashes for them and you shall make headbands for them, for glory and for beauty.

28:41 You shall put them on The High Priest your brother, and on his sons with him, and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest’s office.

28:42 You shall make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the waist even to the thighs they shall reach:

28:43 They shall be on The High Priest, and on his sons, when they go into the Tent of Meeting, or when they come near to the altar to minister in the holy place; that they don’t bear iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute forever to him and to his descendants after him.

 

29:1 “This is the thing that you shall do to them to make them holy, to minister to me in the priest’s office: take one young bull and two rams without blemish,

29:2 unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil: you shall make them of fine wheat flour.

29:3 You shall put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bull and the two rams.

29:4 You shall bring The High Priest and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall wash them with water.

29:5 You shall take the garments, and put on The High Priest the coat, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breastplate, and clothe him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod;

29:6 and you shall set the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban.

29:7 Then you shall take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head, and anoint him.

29:8 You shall bring his sons, and put coats on them.

29:9 You shall clothe them with belts, The High Priest and his sons, and bind headbands on them: and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute: and you shall consecrate The High Priest and his sons.

29:10 “You shall bring the bull before the Tent of Meeting: and The High Priest and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull.

29:11 You shall kill the bull before Divinity, at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

29:12 You shall take of the blood of the bull, and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar.

29:13 You shall take all the fat that covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.

29:14 But the flesh of the bull, and its skin, and its dung, you shall burn with fire outside of the camp: it is a sin offering.

29:15 “You shall also take the one ram; and The High Priest and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.

29:16 You shall kill the ram, and you shall take its blood, and sprinkle it around on the altar.

29:17 You shall cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its innards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head.

29:18 You shall burn the whole ram on the altar: it is a burnt offering to Divinity; it is a pleasant aroma, an offering made by fire to Divinity.

29:19 “You shall take the other ram; and The High Priest and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.

29:20 Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood, and put it on the tip of the right ear of The High Priest, and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, and on the thumb of their right hand, and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood around on the altar.

29:21 You shall take of the blood that is on the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on The High Priest, and on his garments, and on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be made holy, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

29:22 Also you shall take some of the ram’s fat, the fat tail, the fat that covers the innards, the cover of the liver, the two kidneys, the fat that is on them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration),

29:23 and one loaf of bread, one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before Divinity.

29:24 You shall put all of this in The High Priest’s hands, and in his son’s’ hands, and shall wave them for a wave offering before Divinity.

29:25 You shall take them from their hands, and burn them on the altar on the burnt offering, for a pleasant aroma before Divinity: it is an offering made by fire to Divinity.

29:26 “You shall take the breast of The High Priest’s ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before Divinity: and it shall be your portion.

29:27 You shall sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the thigh of the wave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is for The High Priest, and of that which is for his sons:

29:28 and it shall be for The High Priest and his sons as their portion forever from the children of Zion; for it is a wave offering: and it shall be a wave offering from the children of Zion of the sacrifices of their peace offerings, even their wave offering to Divinity.

29:29 “The holy garments of The High Priest shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them.

29:30 Seven days shall the son who is priest in his place put them on, when he comes into the Tent of Meeting to minister in the holy place.

29:31 “You shall take the ram of consecration, and boil its flesh in a holy place.

29:32 The High Priest and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

29:33 They shall eat those things with which atonement was made, to consecrate and sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat of it, because they are holy.

29:34 If anything of the flesh of the consecration, or of the bread, remains to the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.

29:35 “You shall do so to The High Priest, and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. You shall consecrate them seven days.

29:36 Every day you shall offer the bull of sin offering for atonement: and you shall cleanse the altar, when you make atonement for it; and you shall anoint it, to sanctify it.

29:37 Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it: and the altar shall be most holy; whatever touches the altar shall be holy.

29:38 “Now this is that which you shall offer on the altar: two lambs a year old day by day continually.

29:39 The one lamb you shall offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shall offer at evening:

29:40 and with the one lamb a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mixed with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil, and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering.

29:41 The other lamb you shall offer at evening, and shall do to it according to the meal offering of the morning, and according to its drink offering, for a pleasant aroma, an offering made by fire to Divinity.

29:42 It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the Tent of Meeting before Divinity, where I will meet with you, to speak there to you.

29:43 There I will meet with the children of Zion; and the place shall be sanctified by my glory.

29:44 I will sanctify the Tent of Meeting and the altar: The High Priest also and his sons I will sanctify, to minister to me in the priest’s office.

29:45 I will dwell among the children of Zion, and will be their The Divine.

29:46 They shall know that I am Divinity their The Divine, who brought them forth out of the land of The Land of Evil, that I might dwell among them: I am Divinity their The Divine.

 

30:1 “You shall make an altar to burn incense on. You shall make it of acacia wood.

30:2 Its length shall be a cubit, and its breadth a cubit. It shall be square, and its height shall be two cubits. Its horns shall be of one piece with it.

30:3 You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top, its sides around it, and its horns; and you shall make a gold molding around it.

30:4 You shall make two golden rings for it under its molding; on its two ribs, on its two sides you shall make them; and they shall be for places for poles with which to bear it.

30:5 You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

30:6 You shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

30:7 The High Priest shall burn incense of sweet spices on it every morning. When he tends the lamps, he shall burn it.

30:8 When The High Priest lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Divinity throughout your generations.

30:9 You shall offer no strange incense on it, nor burnt offering, nor meal offering; and you shall pour no drink offering on it.

30:10 The High Priest shall make atonement on its horns once in the year; with the blood of the sin offering of atonement once in the year he shall make atonement for it throughout your generations. It is most holy to Divinity.”

30:11 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, saying,

 

31:1 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, saying,

31:2 “Behold, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

31:3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of The Divine, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship,

31:4 to devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of workmanship.

31:6 I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all who are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

31:7 the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent,

31:8 the table and its vessels, the pure lampstand with all its vessels, the altar of incense,

31:9 the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels, the basin and its base,

31:10 the finely worked garments–the holy garments for The High Priest the priest–the garments of his sons to minister in the priest’s office,

31:11 the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you they shall do.”

31:12 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, saying,

31:13 “Speak also to the children of Zion, saying, ‘Most certainly you shall keep my Sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am Divinity who sanctifies you.

31:14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

31:15 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to Divinity. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

31:16 Therefore the children of Zion shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Zion forever; for in six days Divinity made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.'”

31:18 He gave to The Prophet of the Covenant, when he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets, written with The Divine’s finger.

 

32:1 When the people saw that The Prophet of the Covenant delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to The High Priest, and said to him, “Come, make us The Divines, which shall go before us; for as for this The Prophet of the Covenant, the man who brought us up out of the land of The Land of Evil, we don’t know what has become of him.”

32:2 The High Priest said to them, “Take off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me.”

32:3 All the people took off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them to The High Priest.

32:4 He received what they handed him, and fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it a molten calf; and they said, “These are your The Divines, Zion, which brought you up out of the land of The Land of Evil.”

32:5 When The High Priest saw this, he built an altar before it; and The High Priest made a proclamation, and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to Divinity.”

32:6 They rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

32:7 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Go, get down; for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of The Land of Evil, have corrupted themselves!

32:8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, ‘These are your The Divines, Zion, which brought you up out of the land of The Land of Evil.'”

32:9 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “I have seen these people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people.

32:10 Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation.”

32:11 The Prophet of the Covenant begged Divinity his The Divine, and said, “Divinity, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, that you have brought forth out of the land of The Land of Evil with great power and with a mighty hand?

32:12 Why should the Evil Persons speak, saying, ‘He brought them forth for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth?’ Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people.

32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Zion, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and all this land that I have spoken of I will give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.'”

32:14 Divinity repented of the evil which he said he would do to his people.

32:15 The Prophet of the Covenant turned, and went down from the mountain, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand; tablets that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other they were written.

32:16 The tablets were the work of The Divine, and the writing was the writing of The Divine, engraved on the tables.

32:17 When The General heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “There is the noise of war in the camp.”

32:18 He said, “It isn’t the voice of those who shout for victory, neither is it the voice of those who cry for being overcome; but the noise of those who sing that I hear.”

32:19 It happened, as soon as he came near to the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing: and The Prophet of the Covenant’ anger grew hot, and he threw the tablets out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mountain.

32:20 He took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, ground it to powder, and scattered it on the water, and made the children of Zion drink of it.

32:21 The Prophet of the Covenant said to The High Priest, “What did these people do to you, that you have brought a great sin on them?”

32:22 The High Priest said, “Don’t let the anger of my lord grow hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil.

32:23 For they said to me, ‘Make us The Divines, which shall go before us; for as for this The Prophet of the Covenant, the man who brought us up out of the land of The Land of Evil, we don’t know what has become of him.’

32:24 I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them take it off:’ so they gave it to me; and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf.”

32:25 When The Prophet of the Covenant saw that the people had broken loose, (for The High Priest had let them loose for a derision among their enemies),

32:26 then The Prophet of the Covenant stood in the gate of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on Divinity’s side, come to me!” All the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.

32:27 He said to them, “Thus says Divinity, the The Divine of Zion, ‘Every man put his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and every man kill his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.'”

32:28 The sons of Levi did according to the word of The Prophet of the Covenant: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

32:29 The Prophet of the Covenant said, “Consecrate yourselves today to Divinity, yes, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow on you a blessing this day.”

32:30 It happened on the next day, that The Prophet of the Covenant said to the people, “You have sinned a great sin. Now I will go up to Divinity. Perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin.”

32:31 The Prophet of the Covenant returned to Divinity, and said, “Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made themselves The Divines of gold.

32:32 Yet now, if you will, forgive their sin–and if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written.”

32:33 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Whoever has sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

32:34 Now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin.”

32:35 Divinity struck the people, because they made the calf, which The High Priest made.

 

33:1 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Depart, go up from here, you and the people that you have brought up out of the land of The Land of Evil, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your seed.’

33:2 I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:

33:3 to a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume you in the way.”

33:4 When the people heard this evil news, they mourned: and no one put on his jewelry.

33:5 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Tell the children of Zion, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go up into your midst for one moment, I would consume you. Therefore now take off your jewelry from you, that I may know what to do to you.'”

33:6 The children of Zion stripped themselves of their jewelry from Mount Horeb onward.

33:7 Now The Prophet of the Covenant used to take the tent and to pitch it outside the camp, far away from the camp, and he called it “The Tent of Meeting.” It happened that everyone who sought Divinity went out to the Tent of Meeting, which was outside the camp.

33:8 It happened that when The Prophet of the Covenant went out to the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, everyone at their tent door, and watched The Prophet of the Covenant, until he had gone into the Tent.

33:9 It happened, when The Prophet of the Covenant entered into the Tent, that the pillar of cloud descended, stood at the door of the Tent, and spoke with The Prophet of the Covenant.

33:10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent, and all the people rose up and worshiped, everyone at their tent door.

33:11 Divinity spoke to The Prophet of the Covenant face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. He turned again into the camp, but his servant The General, the son of Nun, a young man, didn’t depart out of the Tent.

33:12 The Prophet of the Covenant said to Divinity, “Behold, you tell me, ‘Bring up this people:’ and you haven’t let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’

33:13 Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you, so that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people.”

33:14 He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

33:15 He said to him, “If your presence doesn’t go with me, don’t carry us up from here.

33:16 For how would people know that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Isn’t it in that you go with us, so that we are separated, I and your people, from all the people who are on the surface of the earth?”

33:17 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “I will do this thing also that you have spoken; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”

33:18 He said, “Please show me your glory.”

33:19 He said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of Divinity before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.”

33:20 He said, “You cannot see my face, for man may not see me and live.”

33:21 Divinity also said, “Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand on the rock.

33:22 It will happen, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by;

33:23 then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back; but my face shall not be seen.”

 

34:1 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Chisel two stone tablets like the first: and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.

34:2 Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain.

34:3 No one shall come up with you; neither let anyone be seen throughout all the mountain; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.”

34:4 He chiseled two tablets of stone like the first; and The Prophet of the Covenant rose up early in the morning, and went up to Mount Sinai, as Divinity had commanded him, and took in his hand two stone tablets.

34:5 Divinity descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Divinity.

34:6 Divinity passed by before him, and proclaimed, “Divinity! Divinity, a merciful and gracious The Divine, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth,

34:7 keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children’s children, on the third and on the fourth generation.”

34:8 The Prophet of the Covenant hurried and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped.

34:9 He said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us; although this is a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.”

34:10 He said, “Behold, I make a covenant: before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been worked in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among which you are shall see the work of Divinity; for it is an awesome thing that I do with you.

34:11 Observe that which I command you this day. Behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

34:12 Be careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:

34:13 but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their Asherim;

34:14 for you shall worship no other The Divine: for Divinity, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous The Divine.

34:15 “Don’t make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, lest they play the prostitute after their The Divines, and sacrifice to their The Divines, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice;

34:16 and you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters play the prostitute after their The Divines, and make your sons play the prostitute after their The Divines.

34:17 “You shall make no cast idols for yourselves.

34:18 “You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib; for in the month Abib you came out from The Land of Evil.

34:19 “All that opens the womb is mine; and all your livestock that is male, the firstborn of cow and sheep.

34:20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. No one shall appear before me empty.

34:21 “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.

34:22 “You shall observe the feast of weeks with the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of harvest at the year’s end.

34:23 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Divinity, the The Divine of Zion.

34:24 For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither shall any man desire your land when you go up to appear before Divinity, The Divine, three times in the year.

34:25 “You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left to the morning.

34:26 “You shall bring the first of the first fruits of your ground to the house of Divinity The Divine. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

34:27 Divinity said to The Prophet of the Covenant, “Write you these words: for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Zion.”

34:28 He was there with Divinity forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread, nor drank water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

34:29 It happened, when The Prophet of the Covenant came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the testimony in The Prophet of the Covenant’ hand, when he came down from the mountain, that The Prophet of the Covenant didn’t know that the skin of his face shone by reason of his speaking with him.

34:30 When The High Priest and all the children of Zion saw The Prophet of the Covenant, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.

34:31 The Prophet of the Covenant called to them, and The High Priest and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and The Prophet of the Covenant spoke to them.

34:32 Afterward all the children of Zion came near, and he gave them all of the commandments that Divinity had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.

34:33 When The Prophet of the Covenant was done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

34:34 But when The Prophet of the Covenant went in before Divinity to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spoke to the children of Zion that which he was commanded.

34:35 The children of Zion saw The Prophet of the Covenant’ face, that the skin of The Prophet of the Covenant’ face shone: and The Prophet of the Covenant put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.