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Weekly Scripture Reading

Torah: Leviticus 19-22
Prophets: Isaiah 32-33
Historical Writings: Judges 19
New Testament: Acts 8
Wisdom Writings: Job 14
Non-Canonical: Jubilees 39-41

The following translation is from The Scriptures | ISR98

Leviticus 19-22

19 | 1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2 “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘Be set-apart, for I יהוה your Elohim am set-apart.

3 ‘Each one of you should fear his mother and his father, and guard My Sabbaths. I am יהוה your Elohim.

4 ‘Do not turn to idols, and do not make for yourselves moulded mighty ones. I am יהוה your Elohim.

5 ‘And when you bring a peace offering to יהוה, bring it for your acceptance.

6 ‘It is eaten the same day you slaughter it, and on the next day. And that which is left on the third day is burned with fire.

7 ‘So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable, it is not accepted,

8 and he who eats it bears his crookedness, because he has profaned the set-apart offering of יהוה, and that being shall be cut off from his people.

9 ‘And when you reap the harvest of your land, do not completely reap the corners of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.

10 ‘And do not glean your vineyard or gather every grape of your vineyard, leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am יהוה your Elohim.

11 ‘Do not steal, do not lie, do not deceive one another.

12 ‘And do not swear falsely by My Name and so profane the Name of your Elohim. I am יהוה.

13 ‘Do not oppress your neighbour or rob him. The wages of him who is hired is not to remain with you all night until morning.

14 ‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling-block before the blind, but fear your Elohim. I am יהוה.

15 ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling. Do not be partial to the poor or favour the face of the great, but rightly rule your neighbour in righteousness.

16 ‘Do not go slandering among your people. Do not stand against the blood of your neighbour. I am יהוה.

17 ‘Do not hate your brother in your heart. Reprove your neighbour, for certain, and bear no sin because of him.

18 ‘Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people. And you shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am יהוה.

19 ‘Guard My laws. Do not let your livestock mate with another kind. Do not sow your field with mixed seed. And do not put a garment woven of two sorts of thread upon you.

20 ‘And when a man has intercourse with a woman who is a female servant, engaged to a man, and who has not at all been ransomed nor redeemed, there should be an inquiry. But they are not put to death, because she was not free.

21 ‘And he shall bring his guilt offering to יהוה, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, a ram as a guilt offering.

22 ‘And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before יהוה for his sin which he has done. And the sin which he has sinned shall be forgiven him.

23 ‘And when you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall reckon their fruit as uncircumcised. For three years it is as uncircumcised to you, it is not eaten.

24 ‘And in the fourth year all its fruit is set-apart – praises to יהוה.

25 ‘And in the fifth year you eat its fruit, so that it increases its yield to you. I am יהוה your Elohim.

26 ‘Do not eat meat with the blood. Do not practise divination or magic.

27 ‘Do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of your beard.

28 ‘And do not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor put tattoo marks on you. I am יהוה.

29 ‘Do not profane your daughter by making her a whore, so that the land does not whore, and the land becomes filled with wickedness.

30 ‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence My set-apart place. I am יהוה.

31 ‘Do not turn to mediums, and do not seek after spiritists to be defiled by them. I am יהוה your Elohim.

32 ‘Rise up before the grey-headed. And you shall favour the face of an old man, and shall fear your Elohim. I am יהוה.

33 ‘And when a stranger sojourns with you in your land, do not oppress him.

34 ‘Let the stranger who dwells among you be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself. For you were strangers in the land of Mitsrayim. I am יהוה your Elohim.

35 ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling, in measurement of length, in weight, or in measuring liquids.

36 ‘Have right scales, right weights, a right ĕphah, and a right hin. I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim.

37 ‘And you shall guard all My laws and all My right-rulings, and do them. I am יהוה.’ ”

20 | 1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2 “Say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘Any man of the children of Yisra’ĕl, or of the strangers who sojourn in Yisra’ĕl, who gives any of his offspring to Moleḵ, shall certainly be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.

3 ‘And I, I shall set My face against that man, and shall cut him off from the midst of his people, because he has given of his offspring to Moleḵ, so as to defile My set-apart place and to profane My set-apart Name.

4 ‘And if the people of the land at all hide their eyes from the man, as he gives any of his offspring to Moleḵ, and they do not kill him,

5 then I shall set My face against that man and against his clan, and shall cut him off – and all who go whoring after him, even go whoring after Moleḵ – from the midst of their people.

6 ‘And the being who turns to mediums, and to spiritists, to go whoring after them, I shall set My face against that being and cut him off from the midst of his people.

7 ‘And you shall set yourselves apart, and shall be set-apart, for I am יהוה your Elohim,

8 and you shall guard My laws and do them. I am יהוה, who sets you apart.

9 ‘For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death – he has cursed his father or his mother, his blood is on him.

10 ‘And a man who commits adultery with the wife of another man, who commits adultery with the wife of his neighbour: the adulterer and the adulteress shall certainly be put to death.

11 ‘And a man who lies with the wife of his father has uncovered the nakedness of his father, both of them shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

12 ‘And a man who lies with his daughter-in-law: both of them shall certainly be put to death, they have made confusion, their blood is upon them.

13 ‘And a man who lies with a male as he lies with a woman: both of them have done an abomination, they shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

14 ‘And a man who marries a woman and her mother: it is wickedness, they are burned with fire, both he and they, that there be no wickedness in your midst.

15 ‘And a man who has intercourse with a beast: he shall certainly be put to death, and the beast you kill.

16 ‘And a woman who approaches any beast and mates with it: you shall kill the woman and the beast, they shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

17 ‘And a man who takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness: it is wickedness, and they shall be cut off before the eyes of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness, he bears his crookedness.

18 ‘And a man who lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness: he has laid bare her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood, both of them shall be cut off from the midst of their people.

19 ‘And do not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister nor of your father’s sister, for that is laying bare one’s own flesh, they bear their crookedness.

20 ‘And a man who lies with his uncle’s wife: he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness, they bear their sin, they die childless.

21 ‘And a man who takes his brother’s wife: it is uncleanness, he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness, they are childless.

22 ‘And you shall guard all My laws and all My right-rulings, and do them, so that the land where I am bringing you to dwell does not vomit you out.

23 ‘And do not walk in the laws of the nation which I am driving out before you, for they do all these, and therefore I loathed them.

24 ‘But I say to you, “You are going to possess their land, and I Myself give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am יהוה your Elohim, who has separated you from the peoples.

25 ‘And you shall make a distinction between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean birds and clean. And do not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird, or whatever creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

26 ‘And you shall be set-apart to Me, for I יהוה am set-apart, and have separated you from the peoples to be Mine.

27 ‘And a man or a woman in whom there is a medium, or who are spiritists, shall certainly be put to death, they are to stone them with stones. Their blood is upon them.’ ”

21 | 1 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aharon, and say to them: ‘No one is to be defiled for the dead among his people,

2 except for his relatives who are nearest to him: for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother;

3 and for his maiden sister who is near to him, who has had no husband – for her he is defiled.

4 ‘A leader does not defile himself among his people, to profane himself;

5 they do not make any bald place on their heads, and they do not shave the corner of their beard, and they do not make a cutting in their flesh.

6 ‘They are set-apart to their Elohim and do not profane the Name of their Elohim, for they bring the offerings of יהוה made by fire, and the bread of their Elohim, and shall be set-apart.

7 ‘They do not take a woman who is a whore or a defiled woman, and they do not take a woman put away from her husband, for he is set-apart to his Elohim.

8 ‘And you shall set him apart, for he brings the bread of your Elohim, he is set-apart to you. For I, יהוה, setting you apart, am set-apart.

9 ‘And when the daughter of any priest profanes herself by whoring, she profanes her father. She is burned with fire.

10 ‘And the high priest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil was poured and who is ordained to wear the garments, does not unbind his head nor tear his garments,

11 nor come near any dead body, nor defile himself for his father or his mother,

12 nor go out of the set-apart place, nor profane the set-apart place of his Elohim, for the sign of dedication of the anointing oil of his Elohim is upon him. I am יהוה.

13 ‘And let him take a wife in her maidenhood.

14 ‘A widow or one put away or a defiled woman or a whore – these he does not take. But a maiden of his own people he does take as a wife.

15 ‘And he does not profane his offspring among his people, for I am יהוה, who sets him apart.’ ”

16 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

17 “Speak to Aharon, saying, ‘No man of your offspring throughout their generations, who has any defect, is to draw near to bring the bread of his Elohim.

18 ‘For any man who has a defect is not to draw near: a man blind or one lame or disfigured or deformed,

19 a man who has a broken foot or broken hand,

20 or is a hunchback or a dwarf, or a man who has a defect in his eye, or eczema or scab, or is a eunuch.

21 ‘No man among the offspring of Aharon the priest, who has a defect, is to come near to bring the offerings made by fire to יהוה – he has a defect, he does not come near to bring the bread of his Elohim.

22 ‘He does eat the bread of his Elohim, both the most set-apart and the set-apart,

23 only, he does not go near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a defect, lest he profanes My set-apart places. For I am יהוה, who sets them apart.’ ”

24 Thus Mosheh spoke to Aharon and his sons, and to all the children of Yisra’ĕl.

22 | 1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2 “Speak to Aharon and his sons, that they separate themselves from the set-apart offerings of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and that they do not profane My set-apart Name in what they set apart to Me. I am יהוה.

3 “Say to them, ‘Any man of all your offspring throughout your generations who draws near the set-apart offerings which the children of Yisra’ĕl set apart to יהוה, while he has uncleanness upon him, that being shall be cut off from before Me. I am יהוה.

4 ‘Any man of the offspring of Aharon, who is a leper or has a discharge, does not eat the set-apart offerings until he is clean. And whoever touches what is rendered unclean by a corpse, or a man who has had an emission of semen,

5 or a man who touches any creeping creature by which he would be made unclean, or any being by whom he would become unclean, even any of his uncleanness;

6 the being who has touched it shall be unclean until evening, and does not eat the set-apart offerings, but shall bathe his body in water.

7 ‘And when the sun goes down he shall be clean, and afterward eat the set-apart offerings, because it is his food.

8 ‘He does not eat that which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it. I am יהוה.

9 ‘And they shall guard My Charge, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby, when they profane it. I יהוה set them apart.

10 ‘And no stranger eats the set-apart offering. A sojourner with the priest, or a hired servant, does not eat the set-apart offering.

11 ‘But when the priest buys a being with his money, he does eat of it. And one who is born in his house does eat his food.

12 ‘And when a priest’s daughter is married to a stranger, she does not eat of the set-apart offerings.

13 ‘But when a priest’s daughter is a widow or put away, and has no child, and has returned to her father’s house as in her youth, she does eat her father’s food, but no stranger eats of it.

14 ‘And when a man eats the set-apart offering by mistake, then he shall give a set-apart offering to the priest, and add one-fifth to it.

15 ‘And let the priests not profane the set-apart offerings of the children of Yisra’ĕl, which they lift up to יהוה,

16 or allow them to bear the crookedness of trespass when they eat their set-apart offerings. For I am יהוה, who sets them apart.’ ”

17 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

18 “Speak to Aharon and his sons, and to all the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘Any man of the house of Yisra’ĕl, or of the strangers in Yisra’ĕl, who brings his offering for any of his vows or for any of his voluntary offerings, which they bring to יהוה as a burnt offering,

19 for your acceptance, is a male, a perfect one from the cattle, from the sheep, or from the goats.

20 ‘Whatever has a defect, you do not bring, for it is not acceptable for you.

21 ‘And when a man brings a peace offering to יהוה, to complete a vow, or a voluntary offering from the cattle or the sheep, it is to be perfect to be accepted, let there be no defect in it.

22 ‘Those blind or broken or having a cut, or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you do not bring to יהוה, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to יהוה.

23 ‘As for a bull or a lamb that has any limb deformed or dwarfed you do prepare as a voluntary offering, but for a vow it is not accepted.

24 ‘Do not bring to יהוה what is bruised or crushed, or torn or cut, nor do it in your land.

25 ‘And from a son of a stranger’s hand you do not bring any of these as the bread of your Elohim, for their corruption is in them, and defects are in them, they are not acceptable for you.’ ”

26 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

27 “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother. And from the eighth day and thereafter it is acceptable as an offering made by fire to יהוה.

28 “But do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.

29 “And when you bring a slaughtering of thanksgiving to יהוה, bring it for your acceptance.

30 “It is eaten that same day, leave none of it till morning. I am יהוה.

31 “And you shall guard My commands and do them. I am יהוה.

32 “And do not profane My set-apart Name, and I shall be set-apart among the children of Yisra’ĕl. I am יהוה, who sets you apart,

33 who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. I am יהוה.”

Isaiah 32-33

32|1 See, a sovereign shall reign in righteousness, and rulers rule in right-ruling.

2 And each one shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a shelter from the downpour, as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

3 And the eyes of those who see are not dim, and the ears of those who hear listen.

4 And the heart of the rash understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers hurries to speak plainly.

5 A fool is no longer called noble, nor the scoundrel said to be respectable;

6 for a fool speaks folly, and his heart works wickedness: to practise filthiness, and to speak against יהוה that which misleads, to starve the being of the hungry, and to withhold the drink from the thirsty.

7 And the methods of the scoundrel are evil – he has devised wicked plans to destroy the poor with words of falsehood, even when the needy pleads for right-ruling.

8 But the generous one devises what is generous, and by generous deeds he rises up.

9 Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; rise up you complacent daughters, listen to my speech.

10 In little more than a year you shall be troubled, you complacent women; for the grape harvest shall fail, the ingathering shall not come.

11 Tremble, you women who are at ease; be troubled, you complacent ones; strip yourselves, make yourselves bare, and gird sackcloth on your waists.

12 Lament upon the breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruit-bearing vine.

13 Weeds and thornbushes come up over the ground of My people, indeed, over all the houses of joy, the city of revelry;

14 for the palace is abandoned, the crowded city deserted. Hill and watchtower serve as caves forever, a joy of wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks;

15 until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness shall become garden-land, and the garden-land be reckoned as a forest.

16 Then right-ruling shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the garden-land.

17 The work of righteousness shall be peace, and the service of righteousness be rest and safety forever.

18 And My people shall dwell in a home of peace, and in safe dwellings, and in undisturbed resting places,

19 even when hail shall fall, felling the forest, and the city be brought low in humiliation.

20 Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who send out the foot of the ox and the donkey.

33 | 1 Woe to you ravager, while you have not been ravaged, and you treacherous, while they have not betrayed you! When you have ceased ravaging, you shall be ravaged. And when you stop betraying, they shall betray you.

2 O יהוה, show us favour, for we have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, our deliverance also in time of distress.

3 At the noise of the rumbling the people shall flee. When You lift Yourself up, the gentiles shall be scattered.

4 And Your plunder shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar; as locusts rush about, they rush upon them.

5 יהוה is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Tsiyon with right-ruling and righteousness.

6 And He shall be the trustworthiness of your times, a wealth of deliverance, wisdom and knowledge. The fear of יהוה – that is His treasure.

7 See, their brave ones shall cry outside, the messengers of peace weep bitterly.

8 The highways shall be deserted, the wayfaring man shall have ceased. He has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he respected no man.

9 The earth shall mourn and languish, Leḇanon shall be ashamed. Sharon shall be withered like a desert, and Bashan and Karmel be shaking.

10 “Now I rise up,” declares יהוה. “Now I am exalted, now I am lifted up.

11 “You conceive chaff, you bring forth stubble, your spirit devours you like fire.

12 “And peoples shall be like the burnings of lime, like thorns cut up they are burned in the fire.

13 “You who are afar off, hear what I shall do; and you who are near, know My might.”

14 Sinners in Tsiyon shall be afraid; trembling shall grip the defiled ones, “Who of us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who of us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”

15 He who walks righteously and speaks what is straight, he who rejects the gain of oppressions, who keeps his hands from accepting bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil –

16 he shall inhabit the heights; strongholds of rocks be his refuge. His bread shall be given him, his water be steadfast.

17 Your eyes shall see the Sovereign in His comeliness, see a land that is far off.

18 Your heart ponders fear, “Where is the scribe? Where is he who weighs? Where is he who counts the towers?”

19 No longer shall you see a fierce people, a people of too deep a lip to hear, of a jabbering tongue no one understands.

20 See Tsiyon, the city of our appointed time; your eyes shall see Yerushalayim, an undisturbed home, a tent not taken down. Its stakes are never removed, nor any of its cords broken.

21 But there, great is יהוה for us; a place of broad rivers, streams, in which no boat with oars sails, nor big ships pass by –

22 for יהוה is our Judge, יהוה is our Lawgiver, יהוה is our Sovereign, He saves us –

23 your ropes shall be slack, they do not strengthen their mast, they shall not spread the sail. Then the prey of great plunder shall be divided, the lame shall take the prey.

24 Neither shall the inhabitant say, “I am sick.” The people who dwell in it is forgiven their crookedness!

Judges 19

19 | 1 And it came to be in those days, when there was no sovereign in Yisra’ĕl, that there was a certain Lĕwite sojourning on the further side of the mountains of Ephrayim. And he took for himself a concubine from Bĕyth Leḥem in Yehuḏah.

2 And his concubine committed whoring against him, and went away from him to her father’s house at Bĕyth Leḥem in Yehuḏah, and was there four months.

3 And her husband arose and went after her, to speak to her heart and bring her back, having his servant and a couple of donkeys with him. And she brought him into her father’s house. And the father of the young woman saw him, and he was glad to meet him.

4 And his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, detained him, and he dwelt with him three days. And they ate and drank and spent the nights there.

5 And it came to be on the fourth day that they arose early in the morning. And he prepared to leave, but the young woman’s father said to his son-in-law, “Refresh your heart with a piece of bread, and afterward go your way.”

6 So they sat down, and the two of them ate and drank together. And the young woman’s father said to the man, “Please agree to stay all night, and let your heart be glad.”

7 And when the man arose to go, his father-in-law urged him. So he spent the night there again.

8 And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to go. But the young woman’s father said, “Please refresh your heart.” So they delayed until afternoon, and both of them ate.

9 And the man arose to go, he and his concubine and his servant. But his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, said to him, “See, the day is now drawing toward evening. Please spend the night. See, the day is coming to an end. Stay here, and let your heart be glad. And you shall rise early tomorrow for your journey, and you shall go to your tent.”

10 But the man would not stay that night. And he arose and left, and came to a place opposite Yeḇus, that is Yerushalayim. And with him were the two saddled donkeys, and his concubine with him.

11 They were near Yeḇus, and the day was far spent. And the servant said to his master, “Come, please, and let us turn aside into this city of the Yeḇusites and spend the night in it.”

12 And his master said to him, “Let us not turn aside here into a city of foreigners, who are not of the children of Yisra’ĕl. But we shall pass over to Giḇ‛ah.”

13 And he said to his servant, “Come, let us draw near to one of these places, and spend the night in Giḇ‛ah or in Ramah.”

14 And they passed over and went their way. And the sun went down on them near Giḇ‛ah, which belongs to Binyamin,

15 and they turned off there to go in to spend the night in Giḇ‛ah. So he went in, and he sat down in the open square of the city, for no one would take them into his house to spend the night.

16 But see, an old man came in from his work in the field at evening, who also was from the mountains of Ephrayim. And he was sojourning in Giḇ‛ah, whereas the men of the place were Binyamites.

17 And when he lifted up his eyes, he saw the traveller in the open square of the city. And the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”

18 And he said to him, “We are passing over from Bĕyth Leḥem in Yehuḏah to the other side of the mountains of Ephrayim. I am from there, and I went to Bĕyth Leḥem in Yehuḏah, and I am going to the House of יהוה. But there is no one taking me into his house,

19 yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and bread and wine for myself, and for your female servant, and for the young man who is with your servant; there is no lack of any matter.”

20 And the old man said, “Peace be with you! However, let all your needs be on me, only do not spend the night in the open square.”

21 And he brought him into his house, and gave fodder to the donkeys. And they washed their feet, and ate and drank.

22 They were making their hearts glad, and see, men of the city, sons of Beliya‛al, surrounded the house, beating on the door. And they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came to your house, so that we know him!”

23 But the man, the master of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my brothers! I beg you, do no evil! Since this man has come into my house, do not do this folly.

24 “Look, here is my maiden daughter and the man’s concubine. Let me bring them out now, and humble them, and do with them what is good in your eyes, but do not do such a foolish matter to this man!”

25 But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and brought her out to them. And they knew her and rolled themselves on her all night until morning, and let her go when the day began to break.

26 And as morning appeared the woman came back and fell down at the door of the man’s house where her master was, till it was light.

27 And her master rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house and went out to go his way, and saw his concubine, fallen at the door of the house with her hands on the threshold.

28 And he said to her, “Rise up and let us go.” But there was no answer. Then he took her on the donkey, and the man rose and went to his place,

29 and came into his house and took a knife, then laid hold of his concubine, and cut her up limb by limb into twelve pieces, and sent her throughout all the borders of Yisra’ĕl.

30 And it came to be that all who saw it said, “There has never been, and there has not been seen the like of this, from the day that the children of Yisra’ĕl came up from the land of Mitsrayim until this day. Set your heart on it, take counsel, and speak up!”

Acts 8

8 | 1 And Sha’ul was giving approval to his death. And on that day there was a great persecution against the assembly which was at Yerushalayim, and they were all scattered throughout the countries of Yehuḏah and Shomeron, except the emissaries.

2 And dedicated men buried Stephanos, and made great lamentation over him.

3 But Sha’ul was ravaging the assembly, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, putting them in prison.

4 Then those who had been scattered went everywhere bringing the Good News: the Word!

5 And going down to the city of Shomeron Philip proclaimed Messiah to them.

6 And the crowds with one mind heeded what Philip said, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

7 For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice, and many who were paralysed and lame were healed.

8 And there came to be great joy in that city.

9 Now there was a certain man called Shim‛on, who formerly was practising magic in the city and astonishing the people of Shomeron, claiming to be someone great,

10 to whom they all were giving heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This one is the power of Elohim, which is great.”

11 And they were giving heed to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic.

12 And when they believed Philip as he brought the Good News about the reign of Elohim and the Name of יהושע Messiah, both men and women were immersed.

13 And Shim‛on himself also believed. And when he was immersed he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which took place.

14 And when the emissaries who were at Yerushalayim heard that Shomeron had received the Word of Elohim, they sent Kĕpha and Yoḥanan to them,

15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them to receive the Set-apart Spirit,

16 for He had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been immersed in the Name of the Master יהושע.

17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Set-apart Spirit.

18 And Shim‛on, seeing that through the laying on of the hands of the emissaries the Set-apart Spirit was given, he offered them money,

19 saying, “Give me this authority too, so that anyone I lay hands on shall receive the Set-apart Spirit.”

20 But Kĕpha said to him, “Let your silver perish with you, because you thought to buy the gift of Elohim through money!

21 “You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before Elohim.

22 “Repent therefore of this evil of yours, and plead with Elohim to forgive you the intention of your heart.

23 “For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by unrighteousness.”

24 But Shim‛on answering, said, “Plead with the Master for me, so that none of what you had said shall come upon me.”

25 Then after they had earnestly witnessed and spoken the Word of יהוה, they returned to Yerushalayim, bringing the Good News in many villages of the Shomeronites.

26 But a messenger of יהוה spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the way which goes down from Yerushalayim to Azzah.” This is desert.

27 And he arose and went, and saw, a man of Kush, a eunuch of great authority under Kandake the sovereigness of the Kushites, who was in charge of all her treasury, and had come to Yerushalayim to worship,

28 and was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Yeshayahu.

29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and join him in that chariot.”

30 And running up, Philip heard him reading the prophet Yeshayahu, and said, “Do you know what you are reading?”

31 And he said, “How am I able, unless someone guides me?” And he called Philip near, to come up and sit with him.

32 And the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, “He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so He opened not His mouth.

33 “In His humiliation He was deprived of right-ruling. And who shall declare His generation? Because His life was taken from the earth.”a

34 And the eunuch, answering Philip, said, “I ask you, about whom does the prophet say this, about himself or about some other?”

35 And Philip opening his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, brought to him the Good News: יהושע!

36 And as they were going on the way, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “Look, water! What hinders me from being immersed?”

37 And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, it is permitted.” And he answering, said, “I believe that יהושע Messiah is the Son of Elohim.”a

38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he immersed him.

39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of יהוה caught Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, for he went his way, rejoicing.

40 Philip, however, was found at Ashdoḏ. And passing through, he brought the Good News in all the cities until he came to Caesarea.

Job 14

14| 1 “Man born of woman is of few days and turmoil-filled.

2 He comes forth like a flower and withers. He flees like a shadow and does not continue.

3 Yet on such a one You open Your eyes, and bring me to right-ruling with Yourself!

4 Who brings the clean out of the unclean? No one!

5 Since his days are decided, the number of his months is with You, You have appointed his bounds which he does not pass over.

6 Look away from him and let him rest, till like a hired man he enjoys his day.

7 For there is expectancy for a tree, if it is cut down, that it does sprout again, and that its tender branch does not cease.

8 Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stump dies in the ground,

9 at the scent of water it buds and brings forth foliage like a plant.

10 But man dies and is powerless, and man expires, and where is he?

11 Water disappears from the sea, and a river dries up and is parched,

12 and man shall lie down and not rise. Till the heavens are no more, they awake not, nor are aroused from their sleep.

13 If only You would hide me in the grave, conceal me until Your wrath turns away. Set me a time, and remember me!

14 If a man dies, would he live again? All the days of my struggle I wait, till my change comes.

15 You would call, and I would answer You. You have yearned for the work of Your hands.

16 For now You count my steps – do You not watch over my sin?

17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and You cover over my crookedness.

18 But a falling mountain crumbles away, and a rock is moved from its place,

19 as water wears away stones, its out-pouring washes away the soil of the earth – so You have destroyed the expectancy of man.

20 You overpower him, forever, and he is gone – his face changes and You send him away.

21 His sons come to esteem, and he does not know it. And they are brought low, and he does not perceive it.

22 He feels only the pain of his flesh, and he mourns over himself.”

Jubilees 39-41

39| 1 AND Ya`aqov dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings in the land of Kena`an. These are the generations of Ya`aqov.

2 And Yoceph was seventeen years old when they took him down into the land of Mitsrayim, and Potiyphar, a eunuch of Phar`oh, the chief cook bought him.

3 And he set Yoceph over all his house and the blessing of YAHUAH came upon the house of the Mitsriy on account of Yoceph, and YAHUAH prospered him in all that he did.

4 And the Mitsriy committed everything into the hands of Yoceph; for he saw that YAHUAH was with him, and that YAHUAH prospered him in all that he did.

5 And Yoceph’s appearance was comely and very beautiful was his appearance, and his master’s woman lifted up her eyes and saw Yoceph, and she loved him and besought him to lie with her.

6 But he did not surrender his soul, and he remembered YAHUAH and the words which Ya`aqov, his father, used to read from amongst the words of Avraham, that no man should commit fornication with a woman who has a man; that for him the punishment of death has been ordained in the heavens before EL ELYON, and the sin will be recorded against him in the eternal cepheriym continually before YAHUAH.

7 And Yoceph remembered these words and refused to lie with her.

8 And she besought him for a year, but he refused and would not listen.

9 But she embraced him and held him fast in the house in order to force him to lie with her, and closed the doors of the house and held him fast; but he left his garment in her hands and broke through the door and fled without from her presence.

10 And the woman saw that he would not lie with her, and she bore false witness of him in the presence of his lord, saying: Your Ivriy servant, whom you love, sought to force me so that he might lie with me; and it came to pass when I lifted up my voice that he fled and left his garment in my hands when I held him, and he broke through the door.

11 And the Mitsriy saw the garment of Yoceph and the broken door, and heard the words of his woman, and cast Yoceph into prison into the place where the prisoners were kept whom the king imprisoned.

12 And he was there in the prison; and YAHUAH gave Yoceph favour in the sight of the chief of the prison guards and compassion before him, for he saw that YAHUAH was with him, and that YAHUAH made all that he did to prosper.

13 And he committed all things into his hands, and the chief of the prison guards knew of nothing that was with him, for Yoceph did everything, and YAHUAH perfected it.

14 And he remained there two years. And in those days Phar`oh, king of Mitsrayim was wroth against his two eunuchs, against the chief butler, and against the chief baker, and he put them in ward in the house of the chief cook, in the prison where Yoceph was kept.

15 And the chief of the prison guards appointed Yoceph to serve them; and he served before them.

16 And they both dreamed a dream, the chief butler and the chief baker, and they told it to Yoceph.

17 And as he interpreted to them so it befell them, and Phar`oh restored the chief butler to his office and the chief baker he slew, as Yoceph had interpreted to them.

18 But the chief butler forgot Yoceph in the prison, although he had informed him what would befall him, and did not remember to inform Phar`oh how Yoceph had told him, for he forgot.

40 | 1 AND in those days Phar`oh dreamed two dreams in one night concerning a famine which was to be in all the land, and he awoke from his sleep and called all the interpreters of dreams that were in Mitsrayim, and magicians, and told them his two dreams, and they were not able to declare them.

2 And then the chief butler remembered Yoceph and spoke of him to the king, and he brought him forth from the prison, and he told his two dreams before him.

3 And he said before Phar`oh that his two dreams were one, and he said unto him: Seven years shall come in which there shall be plenty over all the land of Mitsrayim, and after that seven years of famine, such a famine as has not been in all the land.

4 And now let Phar`oh appoint overseers in all the land of Mitsrayim, and let them store up food in every city throughout the days of the years of plenty, and there will be food for the seven years of famine, and the land will not perish through the famine, for it will be very severe.’

5 And YAHUAH gave Yoceph favour and mercy in the eyes of Phar`oh, and Phar`oh said unto his servants. We shall not find such a wise and discreet man as this man, for the RUACH YAHUAH is with him.

6 And he appointed him the second in all his kingdom and gave him authority over all Mitsrayim, and caused him to ride in the second chariot of Phar`oh.

7 And he clothed him with byssus garments, and he put a gold chain upon his neck, and a herald proclaimed before him: El El wa Aviyrer, and placed a ring on his hand and made him ruler over all his house, and magnified him, and said unto him: Only on the throne shall I be greater than you.

8 And Yoceph ruled over all the land of Mitsrayim, and all the princes of Phar`oh, and all his servants, and all who did the king’s business loved him, for he walked in uprightness, for he was without pride and arrogance, and he had no respect of persons, and did not accept gifts, but he judged in uprightness all the people of the land.

9 And the land of Mitsrayim was at peace before Phar`oh because of Yoceph, for YAHUAH was with him, and gave him favour and mercy for all his generations before all those who knew him and those who heard concerning him, and Phar`oh’s kingdom was well ordered, and there was no Satan and no evil person therein.

10 And the king called Yoceph’s name Tsophnath Pa’neach, and gave Yoceph to be his woman the daughter of Potiyphar, the daughter of the priest of On, the chief cook.

11 And on the day that Yoceph stood before Phar`oh he was thirty years old when he stood before Phar`oh. And in that year Yitschaq died.

12 And it came to pass as Yoceph had said in the interpretation of his two dreams, according as he had said it, there were seven years of plenty over all the land of Mitsrayim, and the land of Mitsrayim abundantly produced, one measure producing eighteen hundred measures.

13 And Yoceph gathered food into every city until they were full of grain until they could no longer count and measure it for its multitude. YOVHELIYM (JUBILEES) 40:13 את CEPHER

41 | 1 AND in the forty fifth jubilee, in the second week, and in the second year, Yahudah took for his firstborn Er, a woman from the daughters of Aram, named Tamar.

2 But he hated, and did not lie with her, because his mother was of the daughters of Kena`an, and he wished to take him a woman of the kinsfolk of his mother, but Yahudah, his father, would not permit him.

3 And this Er, the firstborn of Yahudah, was wicked, and YAHUAH slew him.

4 And Yahudah said unto Onan, his brother: Go in unto your brother’s woman and perform the duty of a man’s brother unto her, and raise up seed unto your brother.

5 And Onan knew that the seed would not be his, but his brother’s only, and he went into the house of his brother’s woman, and spilt the seed on the ground, and he was wicked in the eyes of YAHUAH, and he slew him.

6 And Yahudah said unto Tamar, his daughter in law: ‘Remain in your father’s house as a widow till Shelach my son be grown up, and I shall give you to him to be his woman.’

7 And he grew up; but Bedsu’el, the woman of Yahudah, did not permit her son Shelach to marry. And Bedsu’el, the woman of Yahudah, died in the fifth year of this week.

8 And in the sixth year Yahudah went up to shear his sheep at Timna.

9 And they told Tamar: ‘Behold your father in law goes up to Timna to shear his sheep.’ And she put off her widow’s clothes, and put on a veil, and adorned herself, and sat in the gate adjoining the way to Timna.

10 And as Yahudah was going along he found her, and thought her to be a harlot, and he said unto her: Let me come in unto you; and she said unto him: Come in, and he went in.

11 And she said unto him: ‘Give me my hire’; and he said unto her: ‘I have nothing in my hand save my ring that is on my finger, and my necklace, and my staff which is in my hand.’

12 And she said unto him: Give them to me until you do send me my hire, and he said unto her: I will send unto you a kid of the goats; and he gave them to her, and she conceived by him.

13 And Yahudah went unto his sheep, and she went to her father’s house.

14 And Yahudah sent a kid of the goats by the hand of his shepherd, an Adullamiy, and he found her not; and he asked the people of the place, saying: ‘Where is the harlot who was here?’

15 And they said unto him: There is no harlot here with us. And he returned and informed him, and said unto him that he had not found her: I asked the people of the place, and they said unto me: There is no harlot here.

16 And he said: ‘Let her keep them lest we become a cause of derision.’ And when she had completed three months, it was manifest that she was with child, and they told Yahudah, saying: ‘Behold Tamar, your daughter in law, is with child by whoredom.’

17 And Yahudah went to the house of her father, and said unto her father and her brothers: ‘Bring her forth, and let them burn her, for she has wrought uncleanness in Yashar’el.’

18 And it came to pass when they brought her forth to burn her that she sent to her father in law the ring and the necklace, and the staff, saying: ‘Discern whose are these, for by him am I with child.’

19 And Yahudah acknowledged, and said: ‘Tamar is more righteous than I am.

20 And therefore let them burn her not’ and for that reason she was not given to Shelach, and he did not again approach her.

21 And after that she bore two sons, Perets and Zerach, in the seventh year of this second week.

22 And thereupon the seven years of fruitfulness were accomplished, of which Yoceph spoke to Phar`oh.

23 And Yahudah acknowledged that the deed which he had done was evil, for he had lain with his daughter in law, and he esteemed it hateful in his eyes, and he acknowledged that he had transgressed and gone astray, for he had uncovered the skirt of his son, and he began to lament and to supplicate before YAHUAH because of his transgression.

24 And we told him in a dream that it was forgiven him because he supplicated earnestly, and lamented, and did not again commit it.

25 And he received forgiveness because he turned from his sin and from his ignorance, for he transgressed greatly before our ELOHIYM; and everyone that acts thus, everyone who lies with his mother in law, let them burn him with fire that he may burn therein, for there is uncleanness and pollution upon them, with fire let them burn them.

26 And do you command the children of Yashar’el that there be no uncleanness amongst them, for everyone who lies with his daughter in law or with his mother in law has wrought uncleanness; with fire let them burn the man who has lain with her, and likewise the woman, and he will turn away wrath and punishment from Yashar’el.

27 And unto Yahudah we said that his two sons had not lain with her, and for this reason his seed was stablished for a second generation, and would not be rooted out.

28 For in singleness of eye he had gone and sought for punishment, namely, according to the judgment of Avraham, which he had commanded his sons, Yahudah had sought to burn her with fire.

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