Book 1: Genesis


Chapter 06

Verse 9: This is the history of Noach. Noach was a righteous man, flawless in his generation; Noach walked with El-him.

Verse 10: Noach fathered three sons, Sheim, Cham and Yafes.

Verse 11: The earth was corrupt before El-him, and the earth was filled with violent crime.

Verse 12: El-him saw the earth and beheld that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.

Verse 13: El-him said to Noach, The end of all flesh has come before Me. The earth is filled with violent crime because of them, and so, I will destroy them with the earth.

Verse 14: Make for yourself an ark of cedar wood. Make the ark into compartments and caulk the inside and outside with tar.

Verse 15: This is how you should make it; the ark's length shall be three hundred amohs, its width fifty amohs and its height thirty amohs.

Verse 16: Make a skylight for the ark, and finish it to one amoh at the top. Place the opening of the ark in its side. Make a lower deck, a second and a third deck.

Verse 17: Behold I am bringing the flood waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh in which there is the breath of life, from under the heavens. Everything that is on the land will perish.

Verse 18: I will establish my covenant with you. You shall go into the ark, you, your sons, your wife and your son's wives, with you.

Verse 19: From all living things, from all flesh, two of each shall you bring to the ark, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.

Verse 20: From the birds of their kind, from the animals of their kind, from every creeping thing of the earth of its kind, two of each will come to you to be kept alive.

Verse 21: You shall take for yourself from all [the] foods that are eaten, and gather it to yourself, and it will be food for you and for them.

Verse 22: Noach did so. All that he was commanded by El-him, he did.

Sheini (Second Aliyah)

Chapter 07

Verse 1: Ad-noy said to Noach, Come into the ark, you and your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me, in this generation.

Verse 2: Of every [ritually] clean animal, take to yourself seven pairs, male and its mate. Of every animal that is not clean, [take] two, the male and its mate.

Verse 3: Also of the birds of the heaven, [take] seven pairs, male and female; to keep seed alive upon the face of the earth.

Verse 4: Because in another seven days I will bring rain on the earth [and it will rain] forty days and forty nights, and I will obliterate every living substance that I have made, from the face of the earth.

Verse 5: Noach did all that Ad-noy commanded him.

Verse 6: Noach was six hundred years old when the flood waters were on the earth.

Verse 7: Noach went in, and his sons, his wife, and his son's wives, with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the Flood.

Verse 8: Of the [ritually] clean animals, and the animals that are not [ritually] clean, of the birds, and of every thing that creeps on the earth.

Verse 9: Two by two they came to Noach into the ark, male and female, as El-him had commanded Noach.

Verse 10: Seven days had passed, and the flood waters were on the earth.

Verse 11: In the six hundredth year of Noach's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day, all the wellsprings of the great deep, burst open, and the windows of the heavens were opened.

Verse 12: There was rain on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Verse 13: On that very day, Noach came along with Sheim, Cham, and Yafes, the sons of Noach; Noach's wife and the three wives of his sons, with them, into the ark.

Verse 14: They, and every beast of its kind, and every animal of its kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth of its kind; and every flying creature of its kind, every bird, every winged creature.

Verse 15: They came to Noach, to the ark, two by two of all the flesh in which there was a breath of life.

Verse 16: Those that came were male and female, of all flesh they came, as El-him had commanded him. Ad-noy then [protectively] shut him in [the ark.]

Sh'lishi (Third Aliyah)

Verse 17: There was a Flood on the earth for forty days. The waters increased and lifted the ark, and it rose [high] above the earth.

Verse 18: The waters were powerful and increased greatly over the earth, and the ark moved on the surface of the waters.

Verse 19: The waters were very powerful over the earth, and they covered all the high mountains which were under all the heavens.

Verse 20: Fifteen amohs above them [the mountains] did the waters prevail and they covered the mountains.

Verse 21: All flesh that moved on the earth perished; birds, animals, beasts, and all creeping creatures that creep on the earth and every man.

Verse 22: All that has a breath of the spirit of life--- everything on dry land---died.

Verse 23: [He] obliterated every being that was on the surface of the ground; from man to animals, to creeping creatures, and to the birds of the heaven. They were obliterated from the earth. Only Noach and those with him in the ark survived.

Verse 24: The waters prevailed over the earth for one hundred and fifty days.

Chapter 08

Verse 1: El-him remembered Noach, and all the beasts and all the animals that were with him in the ark. El-him caused a wind to blow over the earth and the water subsided.

Verse 2: The wellsprings of the deep were closed, and [so were] the windows of the heavens, and the downpour from the heavens was withheld.

Verse 3: The water receded from the earth continually, and the waters diminished at the end of one hundred and fifty days.

Verse 4: The ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

Verse 5: The waters continued to diminish until the tenth month. In the tenth [month], on the first of the month, the mountaintops became visible.

Verse 6: At the end of forty days, Noach opened the window of the ark which he had made.

Verse 7: He sent out the raven, and it went out, going to and fro until the water on the land dried up.

Verse 8: He [then] sent the dove to see if the water had subsided from the surface of the ground.

Verse 9: The dove found no [place to] rest her foot. She returned to him into the ark, for the water was upon the surface of the whole earth. He put out his hand and took her and brought her to him, into the ark.

Verse 10: He waited another seven days, and once again sent the dove out of the ark.

Verse 11: The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her mouth was a torn off olive leaf. Noach knew then that the water had subsided from the earth.

Verse 12: He waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove; it did not return to him again.

Verse 13: It was in the six hundredth and first year, in the first [month], on the first of the month, that the water on earth [began] to dry. Noach removed the covering of the ark. He looked and behold the surface of the ground had dried.

Verse 14: In the second month, on the twenty seventh day of the month, the earth was [completely] dry.

Revi'i (Fourth Aliyah)

Verse 15: El-him spoke to Noach, saying,

Verse 16: "Depart from the ark, yourself and your wife, your sons, and your son's wives with you.

Verse 17: Every living thing that is with you, of all flesh, [including] birds, animals, every creeping creature that creeps on the earth, let them depart with you. Let them spread over the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."

Verse 18: Noach departed [from the ark together with] his sons, his wife and son's wives.

Verse 19: Every living thing, every creeping creature, every bird, everything that creeps on the earth, departed from the ark according to their families.

Verse 20: Noach built an altar to Ad-noy, and took of every [ritually] clean animal and of every [ritually] clean bird, and brought up burnt-offerings on the altar.

Verse 21: Ad-noy smelled the pleasing fragrance, and Ad-noy said in His heart, "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, for the inclination of man's heart is evil from [the time of] his youth. I will never again smite every living thing as I have done.

Verse 22: So long as the earth exists, seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will never be suspended."

Chapter 09

Verse 1: El-him blessed Noach and his sons. He said to them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

Verse 2: Your fear and terror will be upon every wild beast of the earth, and upon every bird in the heavens. All that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, are given into your hands.

Verse 3: Every moving creature that lives, shall be yours for food; like the green vegetation [which I gave previously] I have [now] given you everything [for food].

Verse 4: Nevertheless, flesh with its lifeblood, you shall not eat.

Verse 5: However, of the blood of your souls, I will demand an account; from the hand of every beast will I demand it. From the hand of man, even from the hand of man's own brother, will I demand an account of man's soul.

Verse 6: He who spills the blood of man, through man shall his blood be spilled, for in the image of El-him, He made man.

Verse 7: And now be fruitful and multiply, spread throughout the earth and multiply on it.

Chamishi (Fifth Aliyah)

Verse 8: El-him said to Noach and to his sons with him, saying,

Verse 9: Behold, I am making a covenant with you and with your offspring after you.

Verse 10: And with every living creature that is with you, with the birds, the animals, and all the beasts of the earth with you, all who departed from the ark, including every living creature on earth.

Verse 11: I will keep My covenant with you, that never again will all flesh be cut off by flood waters, never again will flood waters destroy the earth.

Verse 12: El-him said, This is the sign of the covenant that I pledge between Myself and you, and between every living creature that is with you, for the generations of all time.

Verse 13: I have set my [rain] bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Myself and the earth.

Verse 14: At a time when I bring clouds over the earth, the [rain] bow will be seen in the clouds.

Verse 15: I shall remember my covenant that is between Myself and you, and between every living soul in all flesh, that never again will flood waters destroy all flesh.

Verse 16: The [rain]bow shall be in the clouds, and I will see it to remember the eternal covenant between El-him and between every living soul that is in all flesh that is on the earth.

Verse 17: El-him said to Noach, This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between Myself and between all flesh that is on the earth.

Shishi (Sixth Aliyah)

Verse 18: The sons of Noach, who went out of the ark were Sheim, Yafes and Cham; Cham was the father of Canaan.

Verse 19: These three were the sons of Noach, and from these, the whole world developed.

Verse 20: Noach began to be a man of the soil and he planted a vineyard.

Verse 21: He drank of the wine and was intoxicated. He [then] uncovered himself in his tent.

Verse 22: Cham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, and told it to his brothers [who were] outside.

Verse 23: Sheim and Yafes took the cloak, placed it on their shoulders, and walked backwards, covering the nakedness of their father. They faced away from him, and did not see the nakedness of their father.

Verse 24: Noach awoke from his wine [induced sleep] and he realized what had been done to him by his youngest son.

Verse 25: He said, "Cursed is Canaan. A slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers."

Verse 26: He then said, "Blessed is Ad-noy, G-d of Sheim; may Canaan be his slave.

Verse 27: El-him will enlarge Yefes, but He will dwell in the tents of Sheim, and Canaan will be their slave."

Verse 28: After the Flood, Noach lived three hundred and fifty years.

Verse 29: All the days of Noach totaled nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.

Chapter 10

Verse 1: These are the histories of Noach's sons, Sheim, Cham and Yafes. Children were born to them after the Flood.

Verse 2: The sons of Yafes were: Gomer, Magog, Modai, Yavan, Tuval, Meshech, and Tiras.

Verse 3: The sons of Gomer were: Ashkenaz, Riphas and Togarmah.

Verse 4: The sons of Yavan were: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim.

Verse 5: From these the nations were separated into islands, [set apart] in their own lands, each to its language, according to their families in their nations.

Verse 6: The sons of Cham were: Cush, Mitzraim, Put and Canaan.

Verse 7: The sons of Cush were: Seva, Chavilah, Savtah, Raamah, and Savtecha. The sons of Raamah were: Sheva and Dedan.

Verse 8: Cush produced [a son] Nimrod. He began to be powerful on earth.

Verse 9: He was a mighty hunter before Ad-noy. It is therefore said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Ad-noy."

Verse 10: The beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, Erech, Akad and Kalneh in the land of Shinar.

Verse 11: Asshur departed that land, and he built Nineveh, Rechovos Iyr and Kalach.

Verse 12: [He also built] Resen between Nineveh and Kalach. This was the great city.

Verse 13: Mitzraim produced [the following nations]: Ludim, Anamim, Lehavim and the Naftuchim.

Verse 14: [Also] the Pasrusim, and the Kasluchim; from whom came the Plishtim and the Kaphtorim.

Verse 15: Canaan produced his first-born, Sidon, and Cheis.

Verse 16: [And] the Yevusite, the Amorite, the Girgashite,

Verse 17: The Chivite, the Arkite, the Sinite,

Verse 18: The Arvadite, the Tzemarite, and the Chamasite. Later, the families of the Canaanites [further] developed.

Verse 19: The borders of the Canaanites were from Sidon toward Gerar until Gaza, toward Sedom, Amorah, Admah, and Tzevoyim, until Lasha.

Verse 20: These are the sons of Cham according to their families, and their languages, in their lands and in their nations.

Verse 21: Sons were also born to Sheim, father of the Children of the Other Side. He was the brother of Yefes, the elder.

Verse 22: The sons of Sheim were: Elam, and Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.

Verse 23: The sons of Aram were: Uz, Chul, Geser and Mash.

Verse 24: Arpachshad produced Shelach, and Shelach produced Eiver.

Verse 25: Two sons were born to Eiver, the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth['s inhabitants] were dispersed, and his brothers name was Yaktan.

Verse 26: Yaktan produced Almodad, Shelef, Chatzarmaves, and Yerach,

Verse 27: [also] Hadoram, Uval, and Diklah,

Verse 28: [also] Oval, Avimaeil, and Sheva,

Verse 29: [also] Ophir, Chavilah, and Yovav. All these were sons of Yaktan.

Verse 30: Their dwelling place was from Meishah toward Sephor, the eastern mountain.

Verse 31: These are the sons of Sheim, according to their families and their languages, in their lands and in their nations.

Verse 32: These are the families of the sons of Noach, according to their descendants and in their nations. From these the nations were separated on the earth after the Flood.

Shevi'i (Seventh Aliyah)

Chapter 11

Verse 1: The whole earth had one language, with conforming words.

Verse 2: When they journeyed from the east, they found a valley in the land of Shinar and they settled there.

Verse 3: They said one to another, "Come, let us mold bricks and bake them thoroughly." They then had bricks to use as stone, and the clay for mortar.

Verse 4: Then they said, "Come, we will build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach the heavens. Thus we will make ourselves a name, so that we will not be scattered all over the face of the earth."

Verse 5: Ad-noy descended to see the city and the tower that the sons of man built.

Verse 6: Ad-noy said, "Behold, they are one people, all having one language, and this is their first undertaking. Now will nothing be unattainable for them, [to do] whatever they have a mind to do?

Verse 7: Come, let us descend and jumble their language, that they will not understand one another's language."

Verse 8: Ad-noy scattered them from there all over the face of the earth, and they stopped building the city.

Verse 9: Therefore He called its name, Bavel, for this was the place where Ad-noy jumbled the language of all the earth; and from there, Ad-noy scattered them all over the face of the earth.

Verse 10: These are the histories of Sheim. Sheim was one hundred years old, and he had Arpachshad two years after the Flood.

Verse 11: Sheim lived after he had Arpachshad, five hundred years, and he had sons and daughters.

Verse 12: Arpachshad lived thirty-five years and had Shelach.

Verse 13: Arpachshad lived, after he had Shelach, four hundred and three years, and he had sons and daughters.

Verse 14: Shelach lived thirty years and had Eiver.

Verse 15: After he had Eiver, Shelach lived four hundred and three years, and he had sons and daughters.

Verse 16: Eiver lived thirty-four years and had Peleg.

Verse 17: After he had Peleg, Eiver lived four hundred and thirty years, and he had sons and daughters.

Verse 18: Peleg lived thirty years and had Re'u.

Verse 19: After he had Re'u, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years, and had sons and daughters.

Verse 20: Re'u lived thirty-two years and had Serug.

Verse 21: After he had Serug, Re'u lived two hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters.

Verse 22: Serug lived thirty years and had Nachor.

Verse 23: After he had Nachor, Serug lived two hundred years, and had sons and daughters.

Verse 24: Nachor lived twenty-nine years and had Terach.

Verse 25: After he had Terach, Nachor lived one hundred and nineteen years, and had sons and daughters.

Verse 26: Terach lived seventy years and had Avram, Nachor and Haran.

Verse 27: These are the histories of Terach. Terach produced Avram, Nachor, and Haran. Haran produced Lot.

Verse 28: Haran died during the lifetime of his father Terach, in the land of his birth in Ur Kasdim.


Verse 29: Avram and Nachor married. The name of Avram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nachor's wife was Milkah, the daughter of Haran [who was] the father of Milkah and Yiskah.

Verse 30: Sarai was barren, she had no child.

Verse 31: Terach took his son, Avram, and Lot, the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai, his daughter-in-law, the wife of his son, Avram. With them he departed from Ur Kasdim, to go to the land of Canaan. [When] they came to Charan [however], they settled there.

Verse 32: The lifetime of Terach was two hundred and five years. Terach died in Charan.

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