The Book of Jasher (Chapters 82 -89)

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The Book of Jasher (Chapters 82 -89)

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CHAPTER 82

1 And the children of Israel proceeded from Rephidim and they encamped in the wilderness of Sinai, in the third month from their going forth from Egypt.

2 At that time came Reuel the Midianite, the father-in-law of Moses, with Zipporah his daughter and her 2 sons, for he had heard of the wonders of Yahuwah which he had done to Israel, that he had delivered them from the hand of Egypt.

3 And Reuel came to Moses to the wilderness where he was encamped, where was the mountain of the unified elohim.

4 And Moses went forth to meet his father-in-law with great honor, and all Israel was with him.

5 And Reuel and his children remained amongst the Israelites for many days, and Reuel knew Yahuwah from that day forward.

6 And in the third month from the children of Israel's departure from Egypt, on the sixth day thereof, Yahuwah gave to Israel the 10 commandments on Mount Sinai.

7 And all Israel heard all these commandments, and all Israel rejoiced exceedingly in Yahuwah on that day.

8 And the glory of Yahuwah rested upon Mount Sinai, and he called to Moses, and Moses came in the midst of a cloud and ascended the mountain.

9 And Moses was upon the mount 40 days and 40 nights; he ate no bread and drank no water, and Yahuwah instructed him in the statutes and judgments in order to teach the children of Israel.

10 And Yahuwah wrote the 10 commandments which he had commanded the children of Israel upon 2 tablets of stone, which he gave to Moses to command the children of Israel.

11 And at the end of 40 days and 40 nights, when Yahuwah had finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, then Yahuwah gave to Moses the tablets of stone, written with the finger of the unified elohim.

12 And when the children of Israel saw that Moses tarried to come down from the mount, they gathered round Aaron, and said, As for this man Moses we know not what has become of him.

13 Now therefore rise up, make for us an elohim who will go before us, so that you will not die.

14 And Aaron was greatly afraid of the people, and he ordered them to bring him gold and he made it into a molten calf for the people.

15 And Yahuwah said to Moses, before he had come down from the mount, Get you down, for your people whom you did bring forth from Egypt have corrupted themselves.

16 They have made to themselves a molten calf, and have bowed down to it, now therefore leave me, that I may consume them from off the earth, for they are a stiff-necked people.

17 And Moses besought the countenance of Yahuwah, and he prayed to Yahuwah for the people on account of the calf which they had made, and he afterward descended from the mount and in his hands were the 2 tablets of stone, which the unified elohim had given him to command the Israelites.

18 And when Moses approached the camp and saw the calf which the people had made, the anger of Moses was kindled and he broke the tablets under the mount.

19 And Moses came to the camp and he took the calf and burned it with fire, and ground it till it became fine dust, and strewed it upon the water and gave it to the Israelites to drink.

20 And there died of the people by the swords of each other about 3 thousand men who had made the calf.

21 And on the morrow Moses said to the people, I will go up to Yahuwah, peradventure I may make atonement for your sins which you have sinned to Yahuwah.

22 And Moses again went up to Yahuwah, and he remained with Yahuwah 40 days and 40 nights.

23 And during the 40 days did Moses entreat Yahuwah in behalf of the children of Israel, and Yahuwah listened to the prayer of Moses, and Yahuwah was entreated of him in behalf of Israel.

24 Then spake Yahuwah to Moses to hew 2 stone tablets and to bring them up to Yahuwah, who would write upon them the 10 commandments.

25 Now Moses did so, and he came down and hewed the 2 tablets and went up to Mount Sinai to Yahuwah, and Yahuwah wrote the 10 commandments upon the tablets.

26 And Moses remained yet with Yahuwah 40 days and 40 nights, and Yahuwah instructed him in statutes and judgments to impart to Israel.

27 And Yahuwah commanded him respecting the children of Israel that they should make a sanctuary for Yahuwah, that his name might rest therein, and Yahuwah showed him the likeness of the sanctuary and the likeness of all its vessels.

28 And at the end of the 40 days, Moses came down from the mount and the 2 tablets were in his hand.

29 And Moses came to the children of Israel and spoke to them all the words of Yahuwah, and he taught them laws, statutes and judgments which Yahuwah had taught him.

30 And Moses told the children of Israel the word of Yahuwah, that a sanctuary should be made for him, to dwell amongst the children of Israel.

31 And the people rejoiced greatly at all the good which Yahuwah had spoken to them, through Moses, and they said, We will do all that Yahuwah has spoken to you.

32 And the people rose up like 1 man and they made generous offerings to the sanctuary of Yahuwah, and each man brought the offering of Yahuwah for the work of the sanctuary, and for all its service.

33 And all the children of Israel brought each man of all that was found in his possession for the work of the sanctuary of Yahuwah, gold, silver and brass, and every thing that was serviceable for the sanctuary.

34 And all the wise men who were practiced in work came and made the sanctuary of Yahuwah, according to all that Yahuwah had commanded, every man in the work in which he had been practiced; and all the wise men in heart made the sanctuary, and its furniture and all the vessels for the holy service, as Yahuwah had commanded Moses.

35 And the work of the sanctuary of the tabernacle was completed at the end of 5 months, and the children of Israel did all that Yahuwah had commanded Moses.

36 And they brought the sanctuary and all its furniture to Moses; like unto the representation which Yahuwah had shown to Moses, so did the children of Israel.

37 And Moses saw the work, and look, they did it as Yahuwah had commanded him, so Moses blessed them.

CHAPTER 83

1 And in the 12th, in the 23rd day of the month, Moses took Aaron and his sons, and he dressed them in their garments, and anointed them and did unto them as Yahuwah had commanded him, and Moses brought up all the offerings which Yahuwah had on that day commanded him.

2 Moses afterward took Aaron and his sons and said to them, For 7 days will you remain at the door of the tabernacle, for thus am I commanded.

3 And Aaron and his sons did all that Yahuwah had commanded them through Moses, and they remained for 7 days at the door of the tabernacle.

4 And on the eighth day, being the first day of the first month, in the second year from the Israelites' departure from Egypt, Moses erected the sanctuary, and Moses put up all the furniture of the tabernacle and all the furniture of the sanctuary, and he did all that Yahuwah had commanded him.

5 And Moses called to Aaron and his sons, and they brought the burnt offering and the sin offering for themselves and the children of Israel, as Yahuwah had commanded Moses.

6 On that day the 2 sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, took strange fire and brought it before Yahuwah who had not commanded them, and a fire went forth from before Yahuwah, and consumed them, and they died before Yahuwah on that day.

7 Then on the day when Moses had completed to erect the sanctuary, the princes of the children of Israel began to bring their offerings before Yahuwah for the dedication of the altar.

8 And they brought up their offerings each prince for 1 day, a prince each day for 12 days.

9 And all the offerings which they brought, each man in his day, 1 silver charger weighing 130 shekels, 1 silver bowl of 70 shekels after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour, mingled with oil for a meat offering.

10 One spoon, weighing 10 shekels of gold, full of incense.

11 One young bullock, 1 ram, 1 lamb of the first year for a burnt offering.

12 And 1 kid of the goats for a sin offering.

13 And for a sacrifice of peace offering, 2 oxen, 5 rams, 5 he-goats, 5 lambs of a year old.

14 Thus did the 12 princes of Israel day by day, each man in his day.

15 And it was after this, in the 13th day of the month, that Moses commanded the children of Israel to observe the Passover.

16 And the children of Israel kept the Passover in its season in the 14th day of the month, as Yahuwah had commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.

17 And in the second month, on the first day thereof, Yahuwah spoke unto Moses, saying,

18 Number the heads of all the males of the children of Israel from 20 years old and upward, you and your brother Aaron and the 12 princes of Israel.

19 And Moses did so, and Aaron came with the 12 princes of Israel, and they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.

20 And the numbers of the children of Israel by the houses of their fathers, from 20 years old and upward, were 603,550.

21 But the children of Levi were not numbered amongst their brethren the children of Israel.

22 And the number of all the males of the children of Israel from 1 month old and upward, was 22,273.

23 And the number of the children of Levi from 1 month old and above, was 22,000.

24 And Moses placed the priests and the Levites each man to his service and to his burden to serve the sanctuary of the tabernacle, as Yahuwah had commanded Moses.

25 And on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was taken away from the tabernacle of testimony.

26 At that time the children of Israel continued their journey from the wilderness of Sinai, and they took a journey of 3 days, and the cloud rested upon the wilderness of Paran; there the anger of Yahuwah was kindled against Israel, for they had provoked Yahuwah in asking him for meat, that they might eat.

27 And Yahuwah listened to their voice, and gave them meat which they ate for 1 month.

28 But after this the anger of Yahuwah was kindled against them, and he struck them down with a great slaughter, and they were buried there in that place.

29 And the children of Israel called that place Kebroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people that lusted flesh.

30 And they departed from Kebroth Hattaavah and pitched in Hazeroth, which is in the wilderness of Paran.

31 And while the children of Israel were in Hazeroth, the anger of Yahuwah was kindled against Miriam on account of Moses, and she became leprous, white as snow.

32 And she was confined without the camp for 7 days, until she had been received again after her leprosy.

33 The children of Israel afterward departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the end of the wilderness of Paran.

34 At that time, Yahuwah spoke to Moses to send 12 men from the children of Israel, 1 man to a tribe, to go and explore the land of Canaan.

35 And Moses sent the 12 men, and they came to the land of Canaan to search and examine it, and they explored the whole land from the wilderness of Sin to Rechob as you come to Chamoth.

36 And at the end of 40 days they came to Moses and Aaron, and they brought him word as it was in their hearts, and 10 of the men brought up an evil report to the children of Israel, of the land which they had explored, saying, It is better for us to return to Egypt than to go to this land, a land that consumes its inhabitants.

37 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephuneh, who were of those that explored the land, said, The land is exceedingly good.

38 If Yahuwah delight in us, then he will bring us to this land and give it to us, for it is a land flowing with milk and honey.

39 But the children of Israel would not listen to them, and they listened to the words of the 10 men who had brought up an evil report of the land.

40 And Yahuwah heard the murmurings of the children of Israel and he was angry and swore, saying,

41 Surely not 1 man of this wicked generation will see the land from 20 years old and upward excepting Caleb the son of Jephuneh and Joshua the son of Nun.

42 But surely this wicked generation will perish in this wilderness, and their children will come to the land and they will possess it; so the anger of Yahuwah was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness for 40 years until the end of that wicked generation, because they did not follow Yahuwah.

43 And the people dwelt in the wilderness of Paran a long time, and they afterward proceeded to the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.

CHAPTER 84

1 At that time Korah the son of Jetzer the son of Kehath the son of Levi, took many men of the children of Israel, and they rose up and quarreled with Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation.

2 And Yahuwah was angry with them, and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, with their houses and all belonging to them, and all the men belonging to Korah.

3 And after this the unified elohim made the people go round by the way of Mount Seir for a long time.

4 At that time Yahuwah said unto Moses, Provoke not a war against the children of Esau, for I will not give to you of any thing belonging to them, as much as the sole of the foot could tread upon, for I have given Mount Seir for an inheritance to Esau.

5 Therefore did the children of Esau fight against the children of Seir in former times, and Yahuwah had delivered the children of Seir into the hands of the children of Esau, and destroyed them from before them, and the children of Esau dwelt in their stead unto this day.

6 Therefore Yahuwah said to the children of Israel, Fight not against the children of Esau your brethren, for nothing in their land belongs to you, but you may buy food of them for money and eat it, and you may buy water of them for money and drink it.

7 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Yahuwah.

8 And the children of Israel went about the wilderness, going round by the way of Mount Sinai for a long time, and touched not the children of Esau, and they continued in that district for 19 years.

9 At that time died Latinus king of the children of Chittim, in the 45th year of his rule, which is the 14th year of the children of Israel's departure from Egypt.

10 And they buried him in his place which he had built for himself in the land of Chittim, and Abimnas ruled in his place for 38 years.

11 And the children of Israel passed the boundary of the children of Esau in those days, at the end of 19 years, and they came and passed the road of the wilderness of Moab.

12 And Yahuwah said to Moses, besiege not Moab, and do not fight against them, for I will give you nothing of their land.

13 And the children of Israel passed the road of the wilderness of Moab for 19 years, and they did not fight against them.

14 And in the 36th year of the children of Israel's departing from Egypt Yahuwah struck the heart of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and he waged war, and went forth to fight against the children of Moab.

15 And Sihon sent messengers to Beor the son of Janeas, the son of Balaam, counselor to the king of Egypt, and to Balaam his son, to curse Moab, in order that it might be delivered into the hand of Sihon.

16 And the messengers went and brought Beor the son of Janeas, and Balaam his son, from Pethor in Mesopotamia, so Beor and Balaam his son came to the city of Sihon and they cursed Moab and their king in the presence of Sihon king of the Amorites.

17 So Sihon went out with his whole army, and he went to Moab and fought against them, and he subdued them, and Yahuwah delivered them into his hands, and Sihon killed the king of Moab.

18 And Sihon took all the cities of Moab in the battle; he also took Heshbon from them, for Heshbon was 1 of the cities of Moab, and Sihon placed his princes and his nobles in Heshbon, and Heshbon belonged to Sihon in those days.

19 Therefore the parable speakers Beor and Balaam his son uttered these words, saying, Come unto Heshbon, the city of Sihon will be built and established.

20 Woe unto you Moab! you are lost, oh people of Kemosh! look, it is written upon the book of the law of the unified elohim.

21 And when Sihon had conquered Moab, he placed guards in the cities which he had taken from Moab, and a considerable number of the children of Moab fell in battle into the hand of Sihon, and he made a great capture of them, sons and daughters, and he killed their king; so Sihon turned back to his own land.

22 And Sihon gave numerous presents of silver and gold to Beor and Balaam his son, and he dismissed them, and they went to Mesopotamia to their home and country.

23 At that time all the children of Israel passed from the road of the wilderness of Moab, and returned and surrounded the wilderness of Edom.

24 So the whole congregation came to the wilderness of Sin in the first month of the fortieth year from their departure from Egypt, and the children of Israel dwelt there in Kadesh, of the wilderness of Sin, and Miriam died there and she was buried there.

25 At that time Moses sent messengers to Hadad king of Edom, saying, Thus says your brother Israel, Let me pass I pray you through your land, we will not pass through field or vineyard, we will not drink the water of the well; we will walk in the king's road.

26 And Edom said to him, You will not pass through my country, and Edom went forth to meet the children of Israel with a mighty people.

27 And the children of Esau refused to let the children of Israel pass through their land, so the Israelites removed from them and fought not against them.

28 For before this Yahuwah had commanded the children of Israel, saying, You will not fight against the children of Esau, therefore the Israelites removed from them and did not fight against them.

29 So the children of Israel departed from Kadesh, and all the people came to Mount Hor.

30 At that time Yahuwah said to Moses, Tell your brother Aaron that he will die there, for he will not come to the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

31 And Aaron went up, at the command of Yahuwah, to Mount Hor, in the fortieth year, in the fifth month, in the first day of the month.

32 And Aaron was 123 years old when he died in Mount Hor.

CHAPTER 85

1 And king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelt in the south, heard that the Israelites had come by the way of the spies, and he arranged his forces to fight against the Israelites.

2 And the children of Israel were greatly afraid of him, for he had a great and heavy army, so the children of Israel resolved to return to Egypt.

3 And the children of Israel turned back about the distance of 3 days' journey unto Maserath Beni Jaakon, for they were greatly afraid on account of the king Arad.

4 And the children of Israel would not get back to their places, so they remained in Beni Jaakon for 30 days.

5 And when the children of Levi saw that the children of Israel would not turn back, they were jealous for the sake of Yahuwah, and they rose up and fought against the Israelites their brethren, and killed of them a great body, and forced them to turn back to their place, Mount Hor.

6 And when they returned, king Arad was still arranging his host for battle against the Israelites.

7 And Israel vowed a vow, saying, If you wilt deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

8 And Yahuwah listened to the voice of Israel, and he delivered the Canaanites into their hand, and he utterly destroyed them and their cities, and he called the name of the place Hormah.

9 And the children of Israel journeyed from Mount Hor and pitched in Oboth, and they journeyed from Oboth and they pitched at Ije-abarim, in the border of Moab.

10 And the children of Israel sent to Moab, saying, Let us pass now through your land into our place, but the children of Moab would not suffer the children of Israel to pass through their land, for the children of Moab were greatly afraid lest the children of Israel should do unto them as Sihon king of the Amorites had done to them, who had taken their land and had slain many of them.

11 Therefore Moab would not suffer the Israelites to pass through his land, and Yahuwah commanded the children of Israel, saying, That they should not fight against Moab, so the Israelites removed from Moab.

12 And the children of Israel journeyed from the border of Moab, and they came to the other side of Arnon, the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites, and they pitched in the border of Sihon, king of the Amorites, in the wilderness of Kedemoth.

13 And the children of Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,

14 Let us pass through your land, we will not turn into the fields or into the vineyards, we will go along by the king's highway until we will have passed your border, but Sihon would not suffer the Israelites to pass.

15 So Sihon collected all the people of the Amorites and went forth into the wilderness to meet the children of Israel, and he fought against Israel in Jahaz.

16 And Yahuwah delivered Sihon king of the Amorites into the hand of the children of Israel, and Israel struck all the people of Sihon with the edge of the sword and avenged the cause of Moab.

17 And the children of Israel took possession of the land of Sihon from Aram unto Jabuk, unto the children of Ammon, and they took all the spoil of the cities.

18 And Israel took all these cities, and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites.

19 And all the children of Israel resolved to fight against the children of Ammon, to take their land also.

20 So Yahuwah said to the children of Israel, Do not besiege the children of Ammon, neither stir up battle against them, for I will give nothing to you of their land, and the children of Israel listened to the word of Yahuwah, and did not fight against the children of Ammon.

21 And the children of Israel turned and went up by the way of Bashan to the land of Og, king of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out to meet the Israelites in battle, and he had with him many valiant men, and a very strong force from the people of the Amorites.

22 And Og king of Bashan was a very powerful man, but Naaron his son was exceedingly powerful, even stronger than he was.

23 And Og said in his heart, Look, now the whole camp of Israel takes up a space of 3 parsa, now will I smite them at once without sword or spear.

24 And Og went up Mount Jahaz, and took from there 1, large stone, the length of which was 3 parsa, and he placed it on his head, and resolved to throw it upon the camp of the children of Israel, to smite all the Israelites with that stone.

25 And the angel of Yahuwah came and pierced the stone upon the head of Og, and the stone fell upon the neck of Og that Og fell to the earth on account of the weight of the stone upon his neck.

26 At that time Yahuwah said to the children of Israel, Be not afraid of him, for I have given him and all his people and all his land into your hand, and you will do to him as you did to Sihon.

27 And Moses went down to him with a small number of the children of Israel, and Moses struck Og with a stick at the ankles of his feet and killed him.

28 The children of Israel afterward pursued the children of Og and all his people, and they beat and destroyed them till there was no remnant left of them.

29 Moses afterward sent some of the children of Israel to spy out Jaazer, for Jaazer was a very famous city.

30 And the spies went to Jaazer and explored it, and the spies trusted in Yahuwah, and they fought against the men of Jaazer.

31 And these men took Jaazer and its villages, and Yahuwah delivered them into their hand, and they drove out the Amorites who had been there.

32 And the children of Israel took the land of the 2 kings of the Amorites, 60 cities which were on the other side of Jordan, from the brook of Arnon unto Mount Herman.

33 And the children of Israel journeyed and came into the plain of Moab which is on this side of Jordan, by Jericho.

34 And the children of Moab heard all the evil which the children of Israel had done to the 2 kings of the Amorites, to Sihon and Og, so all the men of Moab were greatly afraid of the Israelites.

35 And the elders of Moab said, Look, the 2 kings of the Amorites, Sihon and Og, who were more powerful than all the kings of the earth, could not stand against the children of Israel, how then can we stand before them?

36 Surely they sent us a message before now to pass through our land on their way, and we would not suffer them, now they will turn upon us with their heavy swords and destroy us; and Moab was distressed on account of the children of Israel, and they were greatly afraid of them, and they counseled together what was to be done to the children of Israel.

37 And the elders of Moab resolved and took 1 of their men, Balak the son of Zippor the Moabite, and made him king over them at that time, and Balak was a very wise man.

38 And the elders of Moab rose up and sent to the children of Midian to make peace with them, for a great battle and enmity had been in those days between Moab and Midian, from the days of Hadad the son of Bedad king of Edom, who struck Midian in the field of Moab, unto these days.

39 And the children of Moab sent to the children of Midian, and they made peace with them, and the elders of Midian came to the land of Moab to make peace in behalf of the children of Midian.

40 And the elders of Moab counseled with the elders of Midian what to do in order to save their lives from Israel.

41 And all the children of Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now therefore the children of Israel lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field, for thus did they do to the 2 kings of the Amorites who are stronger than we are.

42 And the elders of Midian said to Moab, We have heard that at the time when Sihon king of the Amorites fought against you, when he prevailed over you and took your land, he had sent to Beor the son of Janeas and to Balaam his son from Mesopotamia, and they came and cursed you; therefore did the hand of Sihon prevail over you, that he took your land.

43 Now therefore send you also to Balaam his son, for he still remains in his land, and give him his hire, that he may come and curse all the people of whom you are afraid; so the elders of Moab heard this thing, and it pleased them to send to Balaam the son of Beor.

44 So Balak the son of Zippor king of Moab sent messengers to Balaam, saying,

45 Look, there is a people come out from Egypt, look, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.

46 Now therefore come and curse this people for me, for they are too mighty for me, peradventure I will prevail to fight against them, and drive them out, for I heard that he who you bless is blessed, and who you curse is cursed.

47 So the messengers of Balak went to Balaam and brought Balaam to curse the people to fight against Moab.

48 And Balaam came to Balak to curse Israel, and Yahuwah said to Balaam, Curse not this people for it is blessed.

49 And Balak urged Balaam day by day to curse Israel, but Balaam listened not to Balak on account of the word of Yahuwah which he had spoken to Balaam.

50 And when Balak saw that Balaam would not accede to his wish, he rose up and went home, and Balaam also returned to his land and he went from there to Midian.

51 And the children of Israel journeyed from the plain of Moab, and pitched by Jordan from Beth-jesimoth even unto Abel-shittim, at the end of the plains of Moab.

52 And when the children of Israel abode in the plain of Shittim, they began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.

53 And the children of Israel approached Moab, and the children of Moab pitched their tents opposite to the camp of the children of Israel.

54 And the children of Moab were afraid of the children of Israel, and the children of Moab took all their daughters and their wives of beautiful aspect and comely appearance, and dressed them in gold and silver and costly garments.

55 And the children of Moab seated those women at the door of their tents, in order that the children of Israel might see them and turn to them, and not fight against Moab.

56 And all the children of Moab did this thing to the children of Israel, and every man placed his wife and daughter at the door of his tent, and all the children of Israel saw the act of the children of Moab, and the children of Israel turned to the daughters of Moab and coveted them, and they went to them.

57 And it came to pass that when a Hebrew came to the door of the tent of Moab, and saw a daughter of Moab and desired her in his heart, and spoke with her at the door of the tent that which he desired, while they were speaking together the men of the tent would come out and speak to the Hebrew like unto these words:

58 Surely you know that we are brethren, we are all the descendants of Lot and the descendants of Abraham his brother, wherefore then will you not remain with us, and wherefore will you not eat our bread and our sacrifice?

59 And when the children of Moab had thus overwhelmed him with their speeches, and enticed him by their flattering words, they seated him in the tent and cooked and sacrificed for him, and he ate of their sacrifice and of their bread.

60 They then gave him wine and he drank and became intoxicated, and they placed before him a beautiful damsel, and he did with her as he liked, for he knew not what he was doing, as he had drunk plentifully of wine.

61 Thus did the children of Moab to Israel in that place, in the plain of Shittim, and the anger of Yahuwah was kindled against Israel on account of this matter, and he sent a pestilence amongst them, and there died of the Israelites 24,000 men.

62 Now there was a man of the children of Simeon whose name was Zimri, the son of Salu, who connected himself with the Midianite Cosbi, the daughter of Zur, king of Midian, in the sight of all the children of Israel.

63 And Phineas the son of Elazer, the son of Aaron the priest, saw this wicked thing which Zimri had done, and he took a spear and rose up and went after them, and pierced them both and killed them, and the pestilence ceased from the children of Israel.

CHAPTER 86

1 At that time after the pestilence, Yahuwah said to Moses, and to Elazer the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

2 Number the heads of the whole community of the children of Israel, from 20 years old and upward, all that went forth in the army.

3 And Moses and Elazer numbered the children of Israel after their families, and the number of all Israel was 700,730.

4 And the number of the children of Levi, from 1 month old and upward, was 23,000, and amongst these there was not a man of those numbered by Moses and Aaron in the wilderness of Sinai.

5 For Yahuwah had told them that they would die in the wilderness, so they all died, and not 1 had been left of them excepting Caleb the son of Jephuneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

6 And it was after this that Yahuwah said to Moses, Say unto the children of Israel to avenge upon Midian the cause of their brethren the children of Israel.

7 And Moses did so, and the children of Israel chose from amongst them 12,000 men, being 1,000 a tribe, and they went to Midian.

8 And the children of Israel warred against Midian, and they killed every male, also the 5 princes of Midian, and Balaam the son of Beor did they slay with the sword.

9 And the children of Israel took the wives of Midian captive, with their little ones and their cattle, and all belonging to them.

10 And they took all the spoil and all the prey, and they brought it to Moses and to Elazer to the plains of Moab.

11 And Moses and Elazer and all the princes of the congregation went forth to meet them with joy.

12 And they divided all the spoil of Midian, and the children of Israel had been revenged upon Midian for the cause of their brethren the children of Israel.

CHAPTER 87

1 At that time Yahuwah said to Moses, Look, your days are approaching to an end, take now Joshua the son of Nun your servant and place him in the tabernacle, and I will command him, and Moses did so.

2 And Yahuwah appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of cloud, and the pillar of cloud stood at the entrance of the tabernacle.

3 And Yahuwah commanded Joshua the son of Nun and said unto him, Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the children of Israel to the land which I swore to give them, and I will be with you.

4 And Moses said to Joshua, Be strong and courageous, for you wilt make the children of Israel inherit the land, and Yahuwah will be with you, he will not leave you nor forsake you, be not afraid nor disheartened.

5 And Moses called to all the children of Israel and said to them, You have seen all the good which Yahuwah your elohim has done for you in the wilderness.

6 Now therefore observe all the words of this law, and walk in the way of Yahuwah your elohim, turn not from the way which Yahuwah has commanded you, either to the right or to the left.

7 And Moses taught the children of Israel statutes and judgments and laws to do in the land as Yahuwah had commanded him.

8 And he taught them the way of Yahuwah and his laws; look, they are written upon the book of the law of the unified elohim which he gave to the children of Israel by the hand of Moses.

9 And Moses finished commanding the children of Israel, and Yahuwah said to him, saying, Go up to the Mount Abarim and die there, and be gathered unto your people as Aaron your brother was gathered.

10 And Moses went up as Yahuwah had commanded him, and he died there in the land of Moab by the order of Yahuwah, in the fortieth year from the Israelites going forth from the land of Egypt.

11 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for 30 days, and the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were completed.

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1 And it was after the death of Moses that Yahuwah said to Joshua the son of Nun, saying,

2 Rise up and pass the Jordan to the land which I have given to the children of Israel, and you will make the children of Israel inherit the land.

3 Every place upon which the sole of your feet will tread will belong to you, from the wilderness of Lebanon unto the great river the river of Perath will be your boundary.

4 No man will stand up against you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so will I be with you, only be strong and of good courage to observe all the law which Moses commanded you, turn not from the way either to the right or to the left, in order that you may prosper in all that you do.

5 And Joshua commanded the officers of Israel, saying, Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, Prepare for yourselves provisions, for in 3 days more you will pass the Jordan to possess the land.

6 And the officers of the children of Israel did so, and they commanded the people and they did all that Joshua had commanded.

7 And Joshua sent 2 men to spy out the land of Jericho, and the men went and spied out Jericho.

8 And at the end of 7 days they came to Joshua in the camp and said to him, Yahuwah has delivered the whole land into our hand, and the inhabitants thereof are melted with fear because of us.

9 And it came to pass after that, that Joshua rose up in the morning and all Israel with him, and they journeyed from Shittim, and Joshua and all Israel with him passed the Jordan; and Joshua was 82 years old when he passed the Jordan with Israel.

10 And the people went up from Jordan on the 10th day of the 1st month, and they encamped in Gilgal at the eastern corner of Jericho.

11 And the children of Israel kept the Passover in Gilgal, in the plains of Jericho, on the 14th day at the month, as it is written in the law of Moses.

12 And the manna ceased at that time on the morrow of the Passover, and there was no more manna for the children of Israel, and they ate of the produce of the land of Canaan.

13 And Jericho was entirely closed against the children of Israel, no one came out or went in.

14 And it was in the second month, on the 1st day of the month, that Yahuwah said to Joshua, Rise up, look, I have given Jericho into your hand with all the people thereof; and all your fighting men will go round the city, once each day, thus will you do for 6 days.

15 And the priests will blow upon trumpets, and when you will hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people will give a great shouting, that the walls of the city will fall down; all the people will go up every man against his opponent.

16 And Joshua did so according to all that Yahuwah had commanded him.

17 And on the 7th day they went round the city 7 times, and the priests blew upon trumpets.

18 And upon the 7th encircling, Joshua said to the people, Shout, for Yahuwah has delivered the whole city into our hands.

19 Only the city and all that it contains will be accursed to Yahuwah, and keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest you make the camp of Israel accursed and trouble it.

20 But all the silver and gold and brass and iron will be consecrated to Yahuwah, they will come into the treasury of Yahuwah.

21 And the people blew upon trumpets and made a great shouting, and the walls of Jericho fell down, and all the people went up, every man straight before him, and they took the city and utterly destroyed all that was in it, both man and woman, young and old, ox and sheep and ass, with the edge of the sword.

22 And they burned the whole city with fire; only the vessels of silver and gold, and brass and iron, they put into the treasury of Yahuwah.

23 And Joshua swore at that time, saying, Cursed be the man who builds Jericho; he will lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son will he set up the gates thereof.

24 And Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, son of Judah, dealt treacherously in the accursed thing, and he took of the accursed thing and hid it in the tent, and the anger of Yahuwah was kindled against Israel.

25 And it was after this when the children of Israel had returned from burning Jericho, Joshua sent men to spy out also Ai, and to fight against it.

26 And the men went up and spied out Ai, and they returned and said, Let not all the people go up with you to Ai, only let about 3 thousand men go up and smite the city, for the men thereof are but few.

27 And Joshua did so, and there went up with him of the children of Israel about 3 thousand men, and they fought against the men of Ai.

28 And the battle was severe against Israel, and the men of Ai struck 36 men of Israel, and the children of Israel fled from before the men of Ai.

29 And when Joshua saw this thing, he tore his garments and fell upon his face to the ground before Yahuwah, he, with the elders of Israel, and they put dust upon their heads.

30 And Joshua said, Why, Oh Yahuwah, did you bring this people over the Jordan? what will I say after the Israelites have turned their backs against their enemies?

31 Now therefore all the Canaanites, inhabitants of the land, will hear this thing, and surround us and cut off our name.

32 And Yahuwah said to Joshua, Why do you fall upon your face? Rise, get you off, for the Israelites have sinned, and taken of the accursed thing; I will no more be with them unless they destroy the accursed thing from amongst them.

33 And Joshua rose up and assembled the people, and brought the Urim by the order of Yahuwah, and the tribe of Judah was taken, and Achan the son of Carmi was taken.

34 And Joshua said to Achan, Tell me my son, what have you done, and Achan said, I saw amongst the spoil a goodly garment of Shinar and 200 shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of 50 shekels weight; I coveted them and took them, and look, they are all hid in the earth in the midst of the tent.

35 And Joshua sent men who went and took them from the tent of Achan, and they brought them to Joshua.

36 And Joshua took Achan and these utensils, and his sons and daughters and all belonging to him, and they brought them into the valley of Achor.

37 And Joshua burned them there with fire, and all the Israelites stoned Achan with stones, and they raised over him a heap of stones, therefore did he call that place the valley of Achor, so the Lord's anger was appeased, and Joshua afterward came to the city and fought against it.

38 And Yahuwah said to Joshua, Fear not, neither be you dismayed, look, I have given into your hand Ai, her king and her people, and you will do unto them as you did to Jericho and her king, only the spoil thereof and the cattle thereof will you take for a prey for yourselves; lay an ambush for the city behind it.

39 So Joshua did according to the word of Yahuwah, and he chose from amongst the sons of war 30,000 valiant men, and he sent them, and they lay in ambush for the city.

40 And he commanded them, saying, When you will see us we will flee before them with cunning, and they will pursue us, you will then rise out of the ambush and take the city, and they did so.

41 And Joshua fought, and the men of the city went out toward Israel, not knowing that they were lying in ambush for them behind the city.

42 And Joshua and all the Israelites feigned themselves wearied out before them, and they fled by the way of the wilderness with cunning.

43 And the men of Ai gathered all the people who were in the city to pursue the Israelites, and they went out and were drawn away from the city, not 1 remained, and they left the city open and pursued the Israelites.

44 And those who were lying in ambush rose up out of their places, and hurried to come to the city and took it and set it on fire, and the men of Ai turned back, and look, the smoke of the city ascended to the skies, and they had no means of retreating either one way or the other.

45 And all the men of Ai were in the midst of Israel, some on this side and some on that side, and they struck them down so that not 1 of them remained.

46 And the children of Israel took Melosh king of Ai alive, and they brought him to Joshua, and Joshua hanged him on a tree and he died.

47 And the children of Israel returned to the city after having burned it, and they struck all those that were in it with the edge of the sword.

48 And the number of those that had fallen of the men of Ai, both man and woman, was 12,000; only the cattle and the spoil of the city they took to themselves, according to the word of Yahuwah to Joshua.

49 And all the kings on this side Jordan, all the kings of Canaan, heard of the evil which the children of Israel had done to Jericho and to Ai, and they gathered themselves together to fight against Israel.

50 Only the inhabitants of Gibeon were greatly afraid of fighting against the Israelites lest they should perish, so they acted cunningly, and they came to Joshua and to all Israel, and said unto them, We have come from a distant land, now therefore make a covenant with us.

51 And the inhabitants of Gibeon over-reached the children of Israel, and the children of Israel made a covenant with them, and they made peace with them, and the princes of the congregation swore unto them, but afterward the children of Israel knew that they were neighbors to them and were dwelling amongst them.

52 But the children of Israel killed them not; for they had sworn to them by Yahuwah, and they became hewers of wood and drawers of water.

53 And Joshua said to them, Why did you deceive me, to do this thing to us? And they answered him, saying, Because it was told to your servants all that you had done to all the kings of the Amorites, and we were greatly afraid of our lives, and we did this thing.

54 And Joshua appointed them on that day to hew wood and to draw water, and he divided them for slaves to all the tribes of Israel.

55 And when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem heard all that the children of Israel had done to Jericho and to Ai, he sent to Hoham king of Hebron and to Piram king at Jarmuth, and to Japhia king of Lachish and to Deber king of Eglon, saying,

56 Come up to me and help me, that we may smite the children of Israel and the inhabitants of Gibeon who have made peace with the children of Israel.

57 And they gathered themselves together and the 5 kings of the Amorites went up with all their camps, a mighty people numerous as the sand of the sea shore.

58 And all these kings came and encamped before Gibeon, and they began to fight against the inhabitants of Gibeon, and all the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua, saying, Come up quickly to us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites have gathered together to fight against us.

59 And Joshua and all the fighting people went up from Gilgal, and Joshua came suddenly to them, and struck these 5 kings with a great slaughter.

60 And Yahuwah confounded them before the children at Israel, who struck them down with a terrible slaughter in Gibeon, and pursued them along the way that goes up to Beth Horon unto Makkedah, and they fled from before the children of Israel.

61 And while they were fleeing, Yahuwah sent upon them hailstones from heaven, and more of them died by the hailstones, than by the slaughter of the children of Israel.

62 And the children of Israel pursued them, and they still struck them down in the road, going on and smiting them.

63 And when they were smiting, the day was declining toward evening, and Joshua said in the sight of all the people, Sun, stand you still upon Gibeon, and you moon in the valley of Ajalon, until the nation will have revenged itself upon its enemies.

64 And Yahuwah listened to the voice of Joshua, and the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens, and it stood still 36 moments, and the moon also stood still and hurried not to go down a whole day.

65 And there was no day like that, before it or after it, that Yahuwah listened to the voice of a man, for Yahuwah fought for Israel.

CHAPTER 89

1 Then spoke Joshua this song, on the day that Yahuwah had given the Amorites into the hand of Joshua and the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of all Israel,

2 You have done mighty things, Oh, Yahuwah, you have performed great deeds; who is like unto you? My lips will sing to your name.

3 My goodness and my fortress, my high tower, I will sing a new song unto you, with thanksgiving will I sing to you, you are the strength of my salvation.

4 All the kings of the earth will praise you, the princes of the world will sing to you, the children of Israel will rejoice in your salvation, they will sing and praise your power.

5 To you, oh Yahuwah, did we confide; we said you are our elohim, for you were our shelter and strong tower against our enemies.

6 To you we cried and were not ashamed, in you we trusted and were delivered; when we cried unto you, you did hear our voice, you did deliver our souls from the sword, you did show unto us your grace, you did give unto us your salvation, you did rejoice our hearts with your strength.

7 You did go forth for our salvation, with your arm you did redeem your people; you did answer us from the heavens of your holiness, you did save us from 10,000 of the people.

8 The sun and moon stood still in heaven, and you did stand in your wrath against our oppressors and did command your judgments over them.

9 All the princes of the earth stood up, the kings of the nations had gathered themselves together, they were not moved at your presence, they desired your battles.

10 You did rise against them in your anger, and did bring down your wrath upon them; you did destroy them in your anger, and cut them off in your heart.

11 Nations have been consumed with your fury, kingdoms have declined because of your wrath, you did wound kings in the day of your anger.

12 You did pour out your fury upon them, your wrathful anger took hold of them; you did turn their iniquity upon them, and did cut them off in their wickedness.

13 They did spread a trap, they fell therein, in the net they hid, their foot was caught.

14 Your hand was ready for all your enemies who said, Through their sword they possessed the land, through their arm they dwelt in the city; you did fill their faces with shame, you did bring their horns down to the ground, you did terrify them in your wrath, and did destroy them in your anger.

15 The earth trembled and shook at the sound of your storm over them, you did not withhold their souls from death, and did bring down their lives to the grave.

16 You did pursue them in your storm, you did consume them in your whirlwind, you did turn their rain into hail, they fell in deep pits so that they could not rise.

17 Their carcasses were like rubbish cast out in the middle of the streets.

18 They were consumed and destroyed in your anger, you did save your people with your might.

19 Therefore our hearts rejoice in you, our souls exalt in your salvation.

20 Our tongues will relate your might, we will sing and praise your wondrous works.

21 For you did save us from our enemies, you did deliver us from those who rose up against us, you did destroy them from before us and depress them beneath our feet.

22 Thus will all your enemies perish, oh Yahuwah, and the wicked will be like chaff driven by the wind, and your beloved will be like trees planted by the waters.

23 So Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp in Gilgal, after having smitten all the kings, so that not a remnant was left of them.

24 And the 5 kings fled alone on foot from battle, and hid themselves in a cave, and Joshua sought for them in the field of battle, and did not find them.

25 And it was afterward told to Joshua, saying, The kings are found and look, they are hidden in a cave.

26 And Joshua said, Appoint men to be at the mouth of the cave, to guard them, lest they take themselves away; and the children of Israel did so.

27 And Joshua called to all Israel and said to the officers of battle, Place your feet upon the necks of these kings, and Joshua said, So will Yahuwah do to all your enemies.

28 And Joshua commanded afterward that they should slay the kings and cast them into the cave, and to put great stones at the mouth of the cave.

29 And Joshua went afterward with all the people that were with him on that day to Makkedah, and he struck it with the edge of the sword.

30 And he utterly destroyed the souls and all belonging to the city, and he did to the king and people thereof as he had done to Jericho.

31 And he passed from there to Libnah and he fought against it, and Yahuwah delivered it into his hand, and Joshua struck it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls thereof, and he did to it and to the king thereof as he had done to Jericho.

32 And from there he passed on to Lachish to fight against it, and Horam king of Gaza went up to assist the men of Lachish, and Joshua struck him and his people until there was none left to him.

33 And Joshua took Lachish and all the people thereof, and he did to it as he had done to Libnah.

34 And Joshua passed from there to Eglon, and he took that also, and he struck it and all the people thereof with the edge of the sword.

35 And from there he passed to Hebron and fought against it and took it and utterly destroyed it, and he returned from there with all Israel to Debir and fought against it and struck it with the edge of the sword.

36 And he destroyed every soul in it, he left none remaining, and he did to it and the king thereof as he had done to Jericho.

37 And Joshua struck all the kings of the Amorites from Kadesh-barnea to Azah, and he took their country at once, for Yahuwah had fought for Israel.

38 And Joshua with all Israel came to the camp to Gilgal.

39 When at that time Jabin king of Chazor heard all that Joshua had done to the kings of the Amorites, Jabin sent to Jobat king of Midian, and to Laban king of Shimron, to Jephal king of Achshaph, and to all the kings of the Amorites, saying,

40 Come quickly to us and help us, that we may smite the children of Israel, before they come upon us and do unto us as they have done to the other kings of the Amorites.

41 And all these kings listened to the words of Jabin, king of Chazor, and they went forth with all their camps, 17 kings, and their people were as numerous as the sand on the sea shore, together with horses and chariots innumerable, and they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, and they were met together to fight against Israel.

42 And Yahuwah said to Joshua, Fear them not, for tomorrow about this time I will deliver them up all slain before you, you will hoe their horses and burn their chariots with fire.

43 And Joshua with all the men of war came suddenly upon them and struck them down, and they fell into their hands, for Yahuwah had delivered them into the hands of the children of Israel.

44 So the children of Israel pursued all these kings with their camps, and struck them down until there was none left of them, and Joshua did to them as Yahuwah had spoken to him.

45 And Joshua returned at that time to Chazor and struck it with the sword and destroyed every soul in it and burned it with fire, and from Chazor, Joshua passed to Shimron and struck it and utterly destroyed it.

46 From there he passed to Achshaph and he did to it as he had done to Shimron.

47 From there he passed to Adulam and he struck all the people in it, and he did to Adulam as he had done to Achshaph and to Shimron.

48 And he passed from them to all the cities of the kings which he had smitten, and he struck all the people that were left of them and he utterly destroyed them.

49 Only their booty and cattle the Israelites took to themselves as a prey, but every human being they struck, they suffered not a soul to live.

50 As Yahuwah had commanded Moses so did Joshua and all Israel, they failed not in anything.

51 So Joshua and all the children of Israel struck the whole land of Canaan as Yahuwah had commanded them, and struck all their kings, being 31 kings, and the children of Israel took their whole country.

52 Besides the kingdoms of Sihon and Og which are on the other side Jordan, of which Moses had smitten many cities, and Moses gave them to the Reubenites and the Gadites and to half the tribe of Manasseh.

53 And Joshua struck all the kings that were on this side Jordan to the west, and gave them for an inheritance to the 9 tribes and to the half tribe of Israel.

54 For 5 years did Joshua carry on the war with these kings, and he gave their cities to the Israelites, and the land became tranquil from battle throughout the cities of the Amorites and the Canaanites.
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