תמונות בעמוד
PDF
ePub

9 And the Lord God called Adam and said to him, “Adam,

where art thou ?” And he said to him, “I heard the sound

of thee walking in the garden and I was afraid, because I am 11 naked, and I hid myself.” And God said to him, “Who

told thee that thou art naked, if so be thou hast not eaten of

the tree of which alone I commanded thee not to eat of this?" 12 And Adam said, “ The woman whom thou gavest to be with 13 me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat.” And the Lord

God said to the woman, “ Why hast thou done this?” And 14 the woman said, “ The serpent seduced me and I ate.” And

the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed from all the cattle and from all the beasts

which are upon the earth. Upon thy breast and belly thou 15 shalt go and shalt eat earth all the days of thy life. And I will

put enmity between thee and the woman; and between thy 16 seed and her seed. He will wound thy head, and thou wilt

wound his heel.” And to the woman he said, “I will greatly multiply thy sorrows and thy anguish. With sorrows thou

shalt bear children and to thy husband shall be thy recourse, 17 and he shall rule over thee.And to Adam he said, “Be.

cause thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and eaten of the tree of which alone I commanded thee not to eat, the

ground is cursed by thy labours. With sorrows thou shalt 18 eat of it all the days of thy life. Thorns and thistles it shall

cause to spring up for thee, and thou shalt eat the herbs of the 19 field. By the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat thy bread until

thou return into the earth out of which thou wast taken; for

earth thou art and to earth thou shalt return.” 20 And Adam called the name of his wife LIFE, because she 21 was to be the mother of all the living. And the Lord God

made for Adam and his wife garments of skin and cloathed

them. 22 And God said, “Behold Adam was made like one of us to

know good and evil. And now perhaps he may stretch forth his

hand and take of the tree of life and eat, so shall he live for 23 ever.” So the Lord God sent him out of the garden of plea

sure to till the ground out of which he was taken. And when he put Adam out he caused him to dwell over against the garden of pleasure and stationed the Cherubim and the whirling flame of fire to keep the way to the tree of life.

IV. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and 2 brought forth Cain, and said, “I have gotten a man from God.” And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And

Abel became a keeper of sheep, and Cain tilled the ground. 3 And when in process of time Cain brought of the fruits of the

earth a sacrifice to the Lord, and Abel also brought, he indeed

of the firstlings of his Aock even some of the fattest of them, . 5 God looked upon Abel and on his gifts; but upon Cain and

upon his sacrifices he did not look with regard. Thereupon

Cain was exceedingly grieved and his countenance became 6 dejected. And the Lord God said to Cain,“ Why art thou

become sorrowful and why is thy countenance dejected ?” 7. Though thou hast offered right, yet if thou hast not rightly

divided, hast thou not sinned ? Be composed. To thee shall

be his recourse, and thou shalt rule over him.” 8 Then Cain said to Abel his brother, “ Let us go into the

plain.” And when they were in the plain, Cain rose upon Abel 9 his brother and slew him. And when the Lord God said to

Cain, “ Where is Abel thy brother?” he said I know not. Am 10 I my brother's keeper? Then the Lord said, “What hast · thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth to me 11 out of the ground. Now therefore thou art cursed from this , land, which hath opened its mouth to receive the blood of thy

brother from thy hand. When thou tillest the ground, it will

not henceforth yield thee its strength. Thou shalt be in a state 12 of anguish and terror in this land.” And Cain said to the Lord

God, “Is my fault too great to be forgiven? If thou castest me out this day from the face of this land and I be hid from thy presence and be in a state of anguish and terror in the land,

it will come to pass that whoever findeth me will kill me." 15 And the Lord said to him, “Not so. Whosoever killeth Cain

shall suffer sevenfold vengeance.” And the Lord God gavea sign 16 to Cain, that whoever found him would not kill him. So Cain

went out from the presence of God and dwelt in the land of 17 Naid over against Eden. And Cain knew his wife, and she

conceived and brought forth Enoch. And he employed himself

in building a city and he called the city Enoch after his son's 18 name. And to Enoch was born Gaidad; and Gaidad begot

Maleleel, and Maleleel begot Mathousala, and Mathousala be. got Lamech. And Lamech took to himself two wives. The

name of the first was Ada; and the name of the second Sella. 20 And Ada bore Jobel. He was the father of them who dwell in

tents, feeding cattle. And the name of his brother was Jou22 bal. He was the inventor of the psaltery and kithara. As for

Sella, she also bore Thobel, and he was a smith, a manufac.. turer of brass and iron; and the sister of Thobel was Noc:

ma. And Lamech said to his wives Ada and Sella, 23 “ Hearken to my voice, ye wives of Lamech,

“ Listen attentively to my words.
For have I slain a man that I should be wounded,

“ And a young man that I should be hurt?
24 “For seven fold vengeance was to be taken for Cain ;

“But for Lamech will be taken seventy times seven.” 25 And Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived and brought

forth a son and called his name Seth, saying, “For God hath 26 raised up for me another seed in the place of Abel whom Cain

slew.” And Seth had a son; and he called his name Enos.

He hoped that he would invoke the name of the Lord God. V. This is the genealogy of men. 2 On the day God made Adam, he made him after an image of God. A male and a female he made them, and blessed

them. And he called his name Adam on the day he made 3 them. And Adam lived two hundred and thirty years, and

begot a son after his own likeness and after his own image, 4 and called his name Seth. And the days of Adam which he

lived after he begot Seth were seven hundred years, and he 5 begot sans and daughters. So all the days of Adam which he

lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. 6 And Seth lived two hundred and five years and begot

Enos, And Seth lived after he begot Enos seven hundred and seven years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of

Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died. 9 And Enos lived one hundred and ninety years and begot Kainan. And Enos lived after he begot Kainan seven hun. dred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he

died. 12 And Kainan liyed one hundred and seventy vears and begot Maleleel. And Kainan lived after he begot Maleleel seven hundred and forty years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Kainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.

. 15 And Maleleel lived one hundred and sixty five years and

begot Jared. And Maleleellived after he begot Jared seven hun. dred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Maleleel were eight hundred and ninety five years,

and he died. 18 And Jared lived one hundred and sixty two years and begot

Enoch. And Jared lived after he begot Enoch eight hundred years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Jared

were nine hundred and sixty two years, and he died. 21 And Enoch lived one hundred and sixty five years and be

got Mathousala. And Enoch continued to please God after he begot Mathousala two hundred years and begot sons and daughters. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty five years. And Enoch continued to please God

and was not found, for God translated him. 25 And Mathousala lived one hundred and eighty seven

years and begot Lamech. And Mathousala lived after he begot Lamech seven hundred and eighty two years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Mathousala which he

lived were nine hundred and sixty nine years, and he died. 28. And Lamech lived one hundred and eighty eight years

and begot a son and called his name Noe, saying “ This child will cause us to cease from our works and from the toils of our hands and from the earth which the Lord hath cursed, And Lamech lived after he begot Noe five hundred and sixty five years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and fifty three years, and he

died. VI. And Noe was five hundred years old and he had three

sons, Sem, Cham, Japheth. And it came to pass when the

men began to be multiplied on the earth and daughters were 2 born to them, that the sons of God seeing the daughters of

men that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all whom 3 they chose : then the Lord God said, “ My breath must not

continue in these men to this age, because they are flesh; their

days however, shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Now there were giants on the earth in those days, and after that

when the sons of God went in unto the daughters of men and 5 they bore to them. These were the giants of old, the men of

renown. So when the Lord God saw that the wickedness of

the men on the earth was multiplied, and that every one was 6 in his heart studiously and continually bent upon evils, God 7 was grieved that he had made man on the earth. And God

came to a determination and said, “I will blot out from the

face of this earth the man I have made, both man and beast; 8 both reptiles and birds of the air. For I am grieved that I

made them. But Noe found favour in the sight of the Lord God.

. 9 Now these are the generations of Noe. Noe was a just

man; and being perfect in the tenor of his life, Noe pleased 10 God. And Noe had three sons, Sem, Cham, Japheth. Now 11 the earth was corrupt before God; and the earth was filled 12 with iniquity. And God beheld the earth and it was corrupt.

Because all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth; 13 therefore the Lord God said to Noe, “ The time of every

man is come before me. Because the earth is filled with ini. quity by their means, therefore behold I am going to destroy

them and the earth. Make therefore for thyself an ark of 14 squared timber. Thou shalt make the ark with small apart15 ments, and pitch it on the inside and outside with pitch. And

in this manner thou shalt make the ark. Three hundred cu

bits shall be the length of the ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, 16 and thirty cubits the height thereof. In building the ark thou

shalt narrow the breadth and finish it above at a cubit. And

thou shalt make the door of the ark out of the sides. With 17 lower, second and third stories thou shalt make it. Now be

hold I am going to bring a flood of water upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven,

and all that are on the earth shall die ; and I will establish my 18 covenant with thee. Thou therefore shalt go into the ark, thou 19 and thy sons and thy wife and thy sons' wives with thee.

And of all the cattle, and of all the reptiles, and of all the wild

beasts, even of all flesh thou shalt bring into the ark a pair of 20 every sort, that thou mayest nourish them with thyself. They

VOL. 1.

« הקודםהמשך »