Now swear to me right here in God’s name 1 that you will not deceive me, my children, or my descendants. 2 Show me, and the land 3 where you are staying, 4 the same loyalty 5 that I have shown you.” 6
When the Canaanites who lived in the land saw them mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a very sad occasion 1 for the Egyptians.” That is why its name was called 2 Abel Mizraim, 3 which is beyond the Jordan.
Every 1 woman will ask her neighbor and the one who happens to be staying 2 in her house for items of silver and gold 3 and for clothing. You will put these articles on your sons and daughters – thus you will plunder Egypt!” 4
For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you must cease, in order that your ox and your donkey may rest and that your female servant’s son and any hired help 1 may refresh themselves. 2
So 1 he is to make atonement for the holy place from the impurities of the Israelites and from their transgressions with regard to all their sins, 2 and thus he is to do for the Meeting Tent which resides with them in the midst of their impurities.
“Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites and tell them, ‘When any man 1 from the house of Israel or from the foreigners in Israel 2 presents his offering for any of the votive or freewill offerings which they present to the Lord as a burnt offering,
You shall rejoice in the presence of the Lord your God, along with your sons, daughters, male and female servants, and the Levites in your villages 1 (since they have no allotment or inheritance with you). 2
If the owner 1 does not live 2 near you or you do not know who the owner is, 3 then you must corral the animal 4 at your house and let it stay with you until the owner looks for it; then you must return it to him.
When you finish tithing all 1 your income in the third year (the year of tithing), you must give it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows 2 so that they may eat to their satisfaction in your villages. 3
with the harvest of the earth and its fullness and the pleasure of him who resided in the burning bush. 1 May blessing rest on Joseph’s head, and on the top of the head of the one set apart 2 from his brothers.
Our leaders and all who live in our land told us, ‘Take provisions for your journey and go meet them. Tell them, “We are willing to be your subjects. 1 Make a treaty with us.”’
They found among the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead four hundred young girls who were virgins – they had never had sexual relations with a male. 1 They brought them back to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
When the residents of Ashdod got up early the next day, 1 Dagon was lying on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set him back in his place.