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The Second Book of Moses
also called Exodus from the Latin(Part Five)
The 29th Chapter
This is the thing that you shall do unto them when you hallow them to be my priests. Take one ox and two rams that are without blemish, and unleavened bread and cakes of sweet bread tempered with oil and wafers of sweet bread anointed with oil (of wheaten flour shall you make them) and put them in a *maund and bring them in the maund with the oil and the two rams. *maund; bowl of special use
And bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of witness, and wash them with water, and take the garments, and put upon Aaron: the strait coat, and the tunicle of the Ephod, and the Ephod and the breastlap: and gird them to him with the broidered girdle of the Ephod. And put the mitre upon his head and put the holy crown upon the mitre. Then take the anointing oil and pour it upon his head and anoint him. And bring his sons and put *albes upon them, and gird them with girdles: as well Aaron as his sons. And put the bonnets on them that the priests office may be theirs for a perpetual law. *albes; long white linen garment
And fill the hands of Aaron and of his sons, and bring the ox before the tabernacle of witness. And let Aaron and his sons put their hands upon his head and kill him before the Lord in the door of the tabernacle of witness. And take of the blood of the ox and put it upon the horns of the altar with your finger and pour all the blood upon the bottom of the altar, and take all the fat that covers the inwards, and the caul that is on the liver, and the two kidneys with the fat that is upon them: and burn them upon the altar. But the flesh of the ox and his skin and his dung, shall you burn with fire, without the host. For it is a sin offering.
Then take one of the rams, and let Aaron and his sons put their hands upon the head of the ram, and cause him to be slain, and take of his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar, and cut the ram in pieces and wash the inwards of him and his legs, and put them unto the pieces and unto his head, and burn the whole ram upon the altar. For it is a burnt offering unto the Lord, and a sweet savour of the Lords sacrifice.
And take the other ram and let Aaron and his sons, put their hands upon his head and let him then be killed. And take of his blood and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron and of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hands, and upon the great toe of their right feet and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
Then take of the blood that is upon the altar and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron and his vestments, and upon his sons and upon their garments also. Then is he and his clothes holy and his sons and their clothes holy also.
Then take the fat of the ram and his rump and the fat that covers the inwards and the caul of the liver and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them and the right shoulder (for that ram is a full offering) and a *simnel of bread and a cake of oiled bread and a wafer out of the basket of sweet bread that is before the Lord, and put all upon the hands of Aaron and on the hands of his sons: and wave them in and out a wave offering unto the Lord. Then take it from off their hands and burn it upon the altar: even upon the burnt offering, to be a savour of sweetness before the Lord. For it is a sacrifice unto the Lord. Then take the breast of the ram that is Aarons full offering and wave it a wave offering before the Lord, and let that be your part. And sanctify the breast of the wave offering and the shoulder of the heave offering which is waved and heaved up of the ram which is the full offering of Aaron and of his sons. And it shall be Aarons and his sons duty for ever, of the children of Israel, for it is an heave offering. And the heave offering shall be the Lords duty of the children of Israel: even of the sacrifice of their peace offerings which they heave unto the Lord. And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons after him, to anoint them therein, and to fill their hands therein. And that son that is priest in his stead after him, shall put them on seven days: that he go into the tabernacle of witness, to minister in the holy place. *simnel: bread made from fine wheat
Then take the ram that is the full offering and seize his flesh in an holy place. And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of him, and the bread that is in the basket: even in the door of the tabernacle of witness. And they shall eat them, because the atonement was made therewith to fill their hands and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
If anything of the flesh of the full offerings or of the bread remain unto the morning, you shall burn it with fire: for it shall not be eaten, because it is holy. And see you do unto Aaron and his sons, even so in all things as I have commanded you: that you fill their hands seven days and offer every day an ox for a sin offering for to reconcile with all. And you shall hallow the altar when you reconcile it, and shall anoint it to sanctify it. Seven days you shall reconcile the altar and sanctify it, that it may be an altar most holy: so that no man may touch it but they that be consecrate.
This is that which you shall offer upon the altar: two lambs of one year old day by day for ever, the one you shall offer in the morning and the other at even. And unto the one lamb take a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil, and the fourth part of an hin of wine, for a drink offering. And the other lamb you shall offer at even and shall do thereto according to the meat offering and drink offering in the morning, to be an odor of a sweet savour of the sacrifice of the Lord. And it shall be a continual burnt offering among your children after you, in the door of the tabernacle of witness before the Lord, where I will meet you to speak unto you there. There I will meet with the children of Israel, and will be sanctified in mine honor. And I will sanctify the tabernacle of witness and the altar: and I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons to be my priests. And moreover I will dwell among the children of Israel and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God that brought them out of the land of Egypt for to dwell among them: even I the Lord their God.
The 30th Chapter
And you shall make an altar to burn cense therein, of sethim wood: a cubit long, and a cubit broad, even foursquare shall it be and two cubits, high: with horns proceeding out of it, and you shall overlay it with fine gold both the roof and the walls round about, and his horns also, and shall make unto it a crown of gold round about, and two golden rings on either side, even under the crown, to put staves therein for to bear it withal. And you shall make the staves of sethim wood and cover them with gold. And you shall put it before the veil that hangs before the ark of witness, and before the mercy seat that is before the witness, where I will meet you.
And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet cense every morning when he dresses the lamps: and likewise at even when he sets up the lamps he shall burn cense perpetually before the Lord throughout your generations. you shall put no strange cense thereon, neither burnt sacrifice nor meat offering, neither pour any drink offering thereon.
And Aaron shall reconcile his horns once in a year, with the blood of the sin offering of reconciling: even once in the year shall he reconcile it through your generations. And so is it most holy unto the Lord.
And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying: when you take the sum of the children of Israel and tell them, they shall give every man a reconciling of his soul unto the Lord, that there be no plague among them when you tell them. And thus much shall every man give that goes in the number: half a sickle, after the holy sickle: a sickle is twenty geras: and an half sickle shall be the heave offering unto the Lord. And all that are numbered of them that are twenty years old and above shall give an heave offering unto the Lord. The rich shall not pass, and the poor shall not go under half a sickle, when they give an heave offering unto the Lord for the atonement of their souls. And you shall take the reconciling money of the children of Israel and shall put it unto the use of the tabernacle of witness, and it shall be a memorial of the children of Israel before the Lord, to make atonement for their souls.
And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying: you shall make a *laver (wash basin) of brass and his foot also of brass to wash withal, and shall put it between the tabernacle of witness and the altar and put water therein: that Aaron and his sons may wash both their hands and their feet thereout, when they go into the tabernacle of witness, or when they go unto the altar to minister and to burn the Lords offering, least they die. And it shall be an ordinance for ever unto him and his seed among your children after you.
And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying: take principal spices: of pure myrrh five hundred sickles, of sweet cinnamon half so much, two hundred and fifty sickles: of sweet calamite, two hundred and fifty. Of cassia, two hundred and fifty after the holy sickle, and of oil olive an hin. And make of them holy anointing oil even an oil compound after the craft of the apothecary. And anoint the tabernacle of witness therewith, and the ark of witness, and the table with all his apparel, and the candlestick with all his ordinance, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt sacrifice and all his vessels, and the laver and his foot. And *sacrify them that they may be most holy: so that no man touch them but they that be hallowed. And anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them to minister unto me. *sacrify: make shallow cuts in the skin. scarify
And you shall speak unto the children of Israel saying: this shall be an holy anointing oil unto me, throughout your generations. No mans flesh shall be anointed therewith: neither shall you make any other after the making of it for it is holy, see therefore that you take it for holy: Whosoever makes like that, or whosoever puts any of it upon a stranger, shall perish from among his people.
And the Lord said unto Moses: take unto you sweet spices: stacte, onycha, sweet galbanum and pure frankincense, of each like much: and make cense of them compounded after the craft of the apothecary, mingled together, that it may be made pure and holy. And beat it to powder and put it before the witness in the tabernacle of witness, where I will meet you, but let it be unto you holy. And see that you make none after the making of that, but let it be unto you holy for the Lord. And whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall perish from among his people.
The 31st Chapter
And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying: behold, I have called by name, Bezaleel the son of Uri son to Hur of the tribe of Juda. And I have filled him with the spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding and knowledge: even in all manner work, to find out subtle feats, to work in gold, silver and brass and with the craft to grave (carve) stones, to set and to carve in timber, and to work in all manner workmanship. And behold, I have given him to be his companion Ahaliab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom to make all that I have commanded you: the tabernacle of witness, and the ark of witness, and the mercy seat that is there upon all the ornaments of the tabernacle, and the table with his ordinance, and the pure candlestick with all his apparel, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offerings with all his vessels, and the laver with his foot, and the vestments to minister in, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons to minister in, and the anointing oil and the sweet cense for the sanctuary: according to all as I have commanded you shall they do.
And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying: speak unto the children of Israel and say: in any wise see that you keep my Sabbath, for it shall be a sign between me and you in your generations for to know, that I the Lord do sanctify you. Keep my Sabbath therefore, that it be an holy thing unto you. He that defiles it, shall be slain therefore. For whosoever works therein, the same soul shall be rooted out from among his people. Six days shall men work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the holy rest of the Lord: so that whosoever does any work in the Sabbath day, shall die for it. Wherefore let the children of Israel keep the Sabbath, that they observe it throughout their generations, that it be an appointment for ever. For it shall be a sign between me, and the children of Israel for ever. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.
And when he had made an end of communing with Moses upon the mount Sinai, he gave him two tables of witness: which were of stone and written with the finger of God.
The 32nd Chapter
And when the people saw that it was long or Moses came down out of the mountain, they gathered themselves together and came unto Aaron and said unto him. Up and make us a god to go before us: for of this Moses the fellow that brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become.
And Aaron said unto them: pluck off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons and of your daughters: and bring them unto me. And all the people plucked off the golden earrings that were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them of their hands and fashioned it with a graver and made it a calf of molten metal. And they said: This is your God, O Israel, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
And when Aaron saw that, he made an altar before it, and made a proclamation saying tomorrow shall be holy day unto the Lord. And they rose up in the morning and offered burnt offerings, and brought offerings of atonement also. And then they sat them down to eat and drink, and rose up again to play.
Then the Lord said unto Moses: go get you down, for your people which you brought out of the land of Egypt, have marred all, they are turned at once out of the way which I commanded them: and have made them a calf of molten metal, and have worshiped it and have offered thereto and have said: This is your God you Israel, which has brought you out of the land of Egypt. And the Lord said unto Moses: behold, I see this people, that it is a stiffnecked people, and now therefore suffer (allow) me that my wrath may wax hot upon them, and that I may consume them: and then will I make of you a mighty people.
Then Moses besought the Lord his God and said: O Lord, why should your wrath wax hot upon your people which you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? wherefore should the Egyptians speak and say: For a mischief did he bring them out: even for to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth. Turn from your fierce wrath, and have compassion over the wickedness of your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac and Israel your servants, to whom you swore by your own self and said unto them: I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land which I have said, I will give unto your seed: and they shall inherit it for ever. And the Lord refrained himself from that evil, which he said he would do unto his people.
And Moses turned his back and went down from the hill, and the two tables of witness in his hand: which were written on both the leaves and were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God graven upon the tables. And when Josua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses: there is a noise of war in the host. And he said: it is not the cry of them that have the mastery, nor of them that have the worse: but I do hear the noise of singing.
And as soon as he came near unto the host and saw the calf and the dancing, his wrath waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hand, and brake them even at the hill foot. And the took the calf which they had made and burned it with fire, and stamped it unto powder and strewed it in the water, and made the children of Israel drink. And then Moses said unto Aaron: what did this people unto you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?
And Aaron said: let not the wrath of my Lord wax fierce, you know the people that they are even set on mischief: they said unto me: make us a god to go before us, for we know not what is become of Moses the fellow that brought us out of the land of Egypt. And I said unto them: let them that have gold, take and bring it me: and I cast it into the fire, and thereof came out this calf.
When Moses saw that the people were naked (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame when they made insurrection) he went and stood in the gate of the host and said: If any man pertain unto the Lord, let him come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together: and came unto him. And be said unto them, thus says the Lord of Israel, put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the host: and slay every man his brother, every man his friend and every man his neighbor. And the children of Levi did as Moses had said. And there were slain of the people the same day, about three thousand men. Then Moses said: fill your hands unto the Lord this day, every man upon his son and upon his brother: to bring upon you a blessing this day.
And on the morrow, Moses said unto the people: you have sinned a great sin. But now I will go up unto the Lord, to know whether I can make an atonement for your sin.
And Moses went again unto the Lord and said: Oh, this people have sinned a great sin and have made them a god of gold: Yet forgive them their sin I pray you: If not wipe me out of your book which you have written. And the Lord said unto Moses: I will put him out of my book that has sinned against me. But go and bring the people unto the land which I said unto you: behold, mine angel shall go before you. Neverthelater in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them. And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf which Aaron made.
The 33rd Chapter
And the Lord said unto Moses: depart and go from this place : both you and the people which you have brought out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I swore unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying: unto your seed I will give it. And I will send an angel before you, and will cast out the Cananites, the Amorites, the Hethites, the Pherezites, the Hevites, and the Jebusites: that you may go in to a land that flows with milk and honey. But I will not go among you myself, for you are a stiffnecked people: least I consume you by the way. And when the people heard this evil tidings, they sorrowed: and no man did put on his best raiment.
And the Lord spoke unto Moses, say unto the children of Israel: you are a stiffnecked people: I must come once suddenly upon you, and make an end of you. But now put your goodly raiment from you, that I may know what to do unto you. And the children of Israel laid their goodly raiment from them even under the mount Horeb.
And Moses took the tabernacle and pitched it without the host, afar off from the host, and called it the tabernacle of witness. And all that would ask any question of the Lord, went out unto the tabernacle of witness which was without the host. And when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, all the people rose up and stood every man in his tent door and looked after Moses, until he was gone in to the tabernacle. And as soon as Moses was entered into the tabernacle, the clouded pillar descended and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and he talked with Moses. And when all the people saw the clouded pillar stand in the tabernacle door, they rose up and worshiped: every man in his tent door.
And the Lord spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaks unto his friend. And when Moses turned again in to the host, the lad Josua his servant the son of Nun departed not out of the tabernacle. And Moses said unto the Lord: see, you said unto me: lead this people forth, but you show me not whom you will send with me. And have said moreover: I know you by name and you have also found grace in my sight: Now therefore, if I have found favour in your sight, then show me your way and let me know you: that I may find grace in your sight. And look on this also, how that this nation is your people.
And he said: my presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. And he said: If your presence go not with me, carry us not from this place, for how shall it be known now that both I and your people have found favour in your sight, but in that you go with us: that both I and your people have a preeminence before all the people that are upon the face of the earth. And the Lord said unto Moses: I will do this also that you have said, for you have found grace in my sight, and I know you by name.
And he said: I beseech you, show me your glory: And he said: I will make all my good go before you, and I will be called in this name Jehovah before you, and will show mercy to whom I show mercy, and will have compassion on whom I have compassion. And he said furthermore: you may not see my face, for there shall no man no man see me and live.
And the Lord said: behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon a rock, and while my glory goes forth I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will put mine hand upon you while I pass by. And then I will take away mine hand, and you shall see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
The 34th Chapter
And the Lord said unto Moses: hew the two tables of stone like unto the first that I may write in them the words which were in the first two tables, which you broke. And be ready against the morning that you may come up early unto the mount of Sinai and stand me there upon the top of the mount. But let no man come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount, neither let sheep nor oxen feed before the hill.
And Moses hewed two tables of stone like unto the first and rose up early in the morning and went up unto the mount of Sinai as the Lord commanded him: and took in his hand the two tables of stone. And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there: and he called upon the name of the Lord. And when the Lord walked before him, he cried: Lord Lord God full of compassion and mercy, which are not lightly angry but abundant in mercy and truth, and keep mercy in store for thousands, and forgive wickedness, trespass and sin (for there is no man innocent before you) and visits the wickedness of the fathers upon the children and upon children's children, even unto the third and fourth generation. And Moses bowed himself to the earth quickly, and worshiped and said: If I have found grace in your sight O Lord, then let my Lord go with us (for it is a stubborn people) and have mercy upon our wickedness and our sin, and let us be your inheritance.
And he said: behold, I make an appointment before all this people, that I will do marvels: such as have not been done in all the world, neither among any nation. And all the people among which you are, shall see the work of the Lord: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with you: keep all that I command you this day, and behold: I will cast out before you: the Amorites, Cananites, Hethites, Pherezites, Hevites and Jebusites. Take heed to yourself, that you make no compact with the inhabiters of the land *whither you go least it be cause of ruin among you. But overthrow their altars and break their pillars, and cut down their groves, for you shall worship no strange God. For the Lord is called jealous, because he is a jealous God: least if you make any agreement with the inhabiters of the land, when they go a whoring after their gods and do sacrifice unto their gods, they call you and you eat of their sacrifice: and you take of their daughters unto your sons, and when their daughters go a whoring after their gods, they make your sons go a whoring after their gods also. *whither=what ever place, result, or condition.
You shall make you no gods of metal. The feast of sweet bread shall you keep, and seven days you shall eat unleavened bread (as I commanded you) in the time appointed in the month of Abib: for in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt. All that breaks up the matrice shall be mine, and all that breaks the matrice among your cattle, if it be male: whether it be ox or sheep. But the first of the ass you shall buy out with a sheep, or if you redeem him not: see you break his neck. All the first born of your sons you must needs redeem. And see that no man appear before me empty.
Six days you shall work, and the seventh you shall rest: both from earing and reaping. You shall observe the feast of weeks with the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the years end. Three times in a year shall all your men children appear before the Lord Jehovah God of Israel: for I will cast out the nations before you and will enlarge your coasts, so that no man shall desire your land, while you go up to appear before the face of the Lord your God, Three times in the year.
You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread: neither shall anything of the sacrifice of the feast of Passover, be left unto the morning. The first of the first fruits of your land, you shall bring unto the house of the Lord your God. And see, that you seize not a kid in his mothers milk.
And the Lord said unto Moses: write these words, for upon these words I have made a covenant with you and with the children of Israel. And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights, and neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote in the tables the words of the covenant: even ten verses.
And Moses came down from mount Sinai and the two tables of witness in his hand, and yet he knew not that the skin of his face shone with beams of his communing with him. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel looked upon Moses and saw that the skin of his face shone with beams, they were afraid to come near him. But he called them to him, and then Aaron and all the chief of the company came unto him, and Moses talked with them.
And at the last all the children of Israel came unto him, and he commanded them all that the Lord had said unto him in mount Sinai. And as soon as he had made an end of communing with them, he put a covering upon his face. But when he went before the Lord to speak with him, he took the covering off until he came out. And he came out and spoke unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of his face shone with beams: but Moses put a covering upon his face, until he went in to commune with him.
The 35th Chapter
And Moses gathered all the company of the children of Israel together, and said unto them: these are the things which the Lord has commanded to do: Six days you shall work, but the seventh day shall be unto you the holy Sabbath of the Lords rest: so that whosoever does any work therein, shall die. Moreover you shall kindle no fire throughout all your habitations upon the Sabbath day.
And Moses spoke unto all the multitude of the children of Israel saying: this is the thing which the Lord commanded saying: Give from among you an heave offering, unto the Lord.
All that are willing in their hearts, shall bring heave offerings unto the Lord: gold, silver, brass: Jacinth, scarlet, purple, byss and goats hair: rams skins red and taxus skins and Sethim wood: and oil for lights and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet cense: and Onyx stones and stones to be set for the Ephod and for the breastlap.
And let all them that are wise hearted among you, come and make all that the Lord has commanded: the habitation and the tent thereof with his covering and his rings, boards, bars, pillars and sockets: the ark and the staves thereof with the mercy seat and the veil that covers it: the table and his staves with all that pertains thereto and the showbread: the candlestick of light with his apparel and his lamps and the oil for the lights: the cense altar and his staves, the anointing oil and the sweet cense and the hanging before the tabernacle door: the altar of burnt sacrifices and his brazen gridiron that longs thereto with his staves and all his ordinance and the laver and his foot: the hangings of the court with his pillars and their sockets, and the hanging to the door of the court: the pins of the habitation and the pins of the court with their boards: the ministering garments to minister with in holiness, and the holy vestments of Aaron the priest and the vestments of his sons to minister in.
And all the company of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. And they went (as many as their hearts couraged them and as many as their spirits made them willing) and brought heave offerings unto the Lord, to the making of the tabernacle of witness and for all his uses and for the holy vestments. And the men came with the women (even as many as were willing hearted) and brought bracelets, earrings, rings and girdles and all manner Jewels of gold. And all the men that waved wave offerings of gold unto the Lord and every man with whom was found Jacinth, scarlet, purple, byss or goats hair or red skins of rams or taxus skins, brought it. And all that hove up gold or brass, brought an heave offering unto the Lord. And all men with whom was found sethim wood meet for any manner work or service, brought it.
And all the women that were wise hearted to work with their hands, span, and brought the spun work, both of Jacinth, scarlet, purple and byss. And all the women that excelled in wisdom of heart, span the goats hair. And the Lords brought Onyx stones and setstones for the Ephod, and for the breastlap, and spice and oil: both for the lights and for the anointing oil and for the sweet cense. And the children of Israel brought willing offerings unto the Lord, both men and women: as many as their hearts made them willing to bring, for all manner works which the Lord had commanded to make by the hand of Moses.
And Moses said unto the children of Israel: behold, the Lord has called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri the son of Hur of the tribe of Juda, and has filled him with the spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding and knowledge, even in all manner work, and to find out curious works, to work in gold, silver and brass: and with graving of stones to set, and with carving in wood, and to work in all manner of subtle works. And he has put in his heart the grace to teach: both him and Ahaliab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan has he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of graven work: they are also broiderers and workers with needle, in Jacinth, scarlet, purple and byss, and are weavers that can make all manner work, and can devise subtle works.
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