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o ri ginal To ngues : a n d w iT h T he
f or m er Trans laTions dil ige n T ly Co m pa re d
and revis ed, b y h is m a je s T y ’ s
s peCial C o m m a n d
au Th o riz ed K ing ja m e s ve rs io n
w iTh explanaTory n oT e s a n d
Cros s referenC es To Th e s Ta n da rd wo rK s
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o f laTTer-day s a in T s

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To the Most High and Mighty Prince

by the Grace of God

Kin g of G reat B ritain, Fran ce, and Ireland,

Defender of the Faith, & c .

The Translators of the B ib le wish Grace, Mercy,

and Peace, through Jesus C hrist our Lord

G reat and manifold were the blessings, most dread Sovereign, which
Almighty God, the Father of all mercies, bestowed upon us the
people of England, when first he sent Your Majesty’s Royal Person to
rule and reign over us. For whereas it was the expectation of many,
who wished not well unto our Sion, that upon the setting of that bright
Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of most happy memory, some thick and
palpable clouds of darkness would so have overshadowed this Land,
that men should have been in doubt which way they were to walk;
and that it should hardly be known, who was to direct the unsettled
State; the appearance of Your Majesty, as of the Sun in his strength,
instantly dispelled those supposed and surmised mists, and gave unto
all that were well affected exceeding cause of comfort; especially
when we beheld the Government established in Your Highness, and
Your hopeful Seed, by an undoubted Title, and this also accompanied
with peace and tranquillity at home and abroad.
But among all our joys, there was no one that more filled our hearts,
than the blessed continuance of the preaching of God’s sacred Word
among us; which is that inestimable treasure, which excelleth all the
riches of the earth; because the fruit thereof extendeth itself, not only
to the time spent in this transitory world, but directeth and disposeth
men unto that eternal happiness which is above in heaven.
Then not to suffer this to fall to the ground, but rather to take it
up, and to continue it in that state, wherein the famous Predecessor of
Your Highness did leave it: nay, to go forward with the confidence and
resolution of a Man in maintaining the truth of Christ, and propagating
it far and near, is that which hath so bound and firmly knit the hearts
of all Your Majesty’s loyal and religious people unto You, that Your
very name is precious among them: their eye doth behold You with
comfort, and they bless You in their hearts, as that sanctified Person,
who, under God, is the immediate Author of their true happiness. And
this their contentment doth not diminish or decay, but every day in-
creaseth and taketh strength, when they observe, that the zeal of Your
Majesty toward the house of God doth not slack or go backward, but
is more and more kindled, manifesting itself abroad in the farthest
parts of Christendom, by writing in defence of the Truth, (which hath
given such a blow unto that man of sin, as will not be healed,) and
every day at home, by religious and learned discourse, by frequenting
the house of God, by hearing the Word preached, by cherishing the
Teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a most tender and loving
nursing Father.
There are infinite arguments of this right Christian and religious
affection in Your Majesty; but none is more forcible to declare it to
The Epistle Dedicatory iv

others than the vehement and perpetuated desire of accomplishing and

publishing of this work, which now with all humility we present unto
Your Majesty. For when Your Highness had once out of deep judgment
apprehended how convenient it was, that out of the Original Sacred
Tongues, together with comparing of the labours, both in our own, and
other foreign Languages, of many worthy men who went before us,
there should be one more exact Translation of the holy Scriptures into
the English Tongue; Your Majesty did never desist to urge and to excite
those to whom it was commended, that the work might be hastened,
and that the business might be expedited in so decent a manner, as a
matter of such importance might justly require.
And now at last, by the mercy of God, and the continuance of our
labours, it being brought unto such a conclusion, as that we have great
hopes that the Church of England shall reap good fruit thereby; we hold
it our duty to offer it to Your Majesty, not only as to our King and Sov-
ereign, but as to the principal Mover and Author of the work: humbly
craving of Your most Sacred Majesty, that since things of this quality
have ever been subject to the censures of illmeaning and discontented
persons, it may receive approbation and patronage from so learned and
judicious a Prince as Your Highness is, whose allowance and acceptance
of our labours shall more honour and encourage us, than all the calum-
niations and hard interpretations of other men shall dismay us. So that
if, on the one side, we shall be traduced by Popish Persons at home or
abroad, who therefore will malign us, because we are poor instruments
to make God’s holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the
people, whom they desire still to keep in ignorance and darkness; or if,
on the other side, we shall be maligned by selfconceited Brethren, who
run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing, but what is framed
by themselves, and hammered on their anvil; we may rest secure, sup-
ported within by the truth and innocency of a good conscience, having
walked the ways of simplicity and integrity, as before the Lord; and
sustained without by the powerful protection of Your Majesty’s grace
and favour, which will ever give countenance to honest and Christian
endeavours against bitter censures and uncharitable imputations.
The Lord of heaven and earth bless Your Majesty with many and happy
days, that, as his heavenly hand hath enriched Your Highness with
many singular and extraordinary graces, so You may be the wonder of
the world in this latter age for happiness and true felicity, to the honour
of that great God, and the good of his Church, through Jesus Christ
our Lord and only Saviour.
The Names and Order of All the
Books of the Old and
New Testaments

The Books of the Old Testament

Genesis . . . . . . . 1 Ecclesiastes . . . . . . 845
Exodus . . . . . . . 79 Song of Solomon . . . . 856
Leviticus . . . . . . . 146 Isaiah . . . . . . . . 861
Numbers . . . . . . . 190 Jeremiah . . . . . . . 942
Deuteronomy . . . . . 252 Lamentations . . . . . 1020
Joshua . . . . . . . 308 Ezekiel . . . . . . 1027
Judges . . . . . . . . 343 Daniel . . . . . . . 1099
Ruth . . . . . . . . 377 Hosea . . . . . . . 1122
1 Samuel . . . . . . . 382 Joel . . . . . . . . 1133
2 Samuel . . . . . . . 426 Amos . . . . . . . 1137
1 Kings . . . . . . . 463 Obadiah . . . . . . 1146
2 Kings . . . . . . . 507 Jonah . . . . . . . 1147
1 Chronicles . . . . . . 548 Micah . . . . . . . 1150
2 Chronicles . . . . . . 587 Nahum . . . . . . 1156
Ezra . . . . . . . . 634 Habakkuk . . . . . 1159
Nehemiah . . . . . . 648 Zephaniah . . . . . . 1162
Esther . . . . . . . . 668 Haggai . . . . . . . 1166
Job . . . . . . . . . 678 Zechariah . . . . . . 1168
Psalms . . . . . . . 714 Malachi . . . . . . 1180
Proverbs . . . . . . . 811

The Books of the New Testament

Matthew . . . . . . 1187 1 Timothy . . . . . 1506
Mark . . . . . . . 1241 2 Timothy . . . . . 1512
Luke . . . . . . . 1271 Titus . . . . . . . 1517
John . . . . . . . . 1324 Philemon . . . . . . 1520
Acts . . . . . . . 1365 Hebrews . . . . . . 1521
Romans . . . . . . 1415 James . . . . . . . 1538
1 Corinthians . . . . . 1438 1 Peter . . . . . . . 1544
2 Corinthians . . . . . 1460 2 Peter . . . . . . . 1551
Galatians . . . . . . 1473 1 John . . . . . . . 1555
Ephesians . . . . . . 1480 2 John . . . . . . . 1561
Philippians . . . . . 1488 3 John . . . . . . . 1562
Colossians . . . . . 1493 Jude . . . . . . . . 1563
1 Thessalonians . . . . 1498 Revelation . . . . . . 1565
2 Thessalonians . . . . 1503

Topical Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Bible Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583
Bible Chronology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 749
Harmony of the Gospels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759
Joseph Smith Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 777
Bible Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 803
Bible Photographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 825
A bbr e v i at ion s

Old Testament New Testament Book of Mormon

Gen. Genesis Matt. Matthew 1 Ne. 1 Nephi
Ex. Exodus Mark Mark 2 Ne. 2 Nephi
Lev. Leviticus Luke Luke Jacob Jacob
Num. Numbers John John Enos Enos
Deut. Deuteronomy Acts Acts Jarom Jarom
Josh. Joshua Rom. Romans Omni Omni
Judg. Judges 1 Cor. 1 Corinthians W of M Words of Mormon
Ruth Ruth 2 Cor. 2 Corinthians Mosiah Mosiah
1 Sam. 1 Samuel Gal. Galatians Alma Alma
2 Sam. 2 Samuel Eph. Ephesians Hel. Helaman
1 Kgs. 1 Kings Philip. Philippians 3 Ne. 3 Nephi
2 Kgs. 2 Kings Col. Colossians 4 Ne. 4 Nephi
1 Chr. 1 Chronicles 1 Thes. 1 Thessalonians Morm. Mormon
2 Chr. 2 Chronicles 2 Thes. 2 Thessalonians Ether Ether
Ezra Ezra 1 Tim. 1 Timothy Moro. Moroni
Neh. Nehemiah 2 Tim. 2 Timothy
Esth. Esther Titus Titus Doctrine and Covenants
Job Job Philem. Philemon D&C
Doctrine and
Ps. Psalms Heb. Hebrews Covenants
Prov. Proverbs James James OD Official
Eccl. Ecclesiastes 1 Pet. 1 Peter Declaration
Song Song of Solomon 2 Pet. 2 Peter
Isa. Isaiah 1 Jn. 1 John Pearl of Great Price
Jer. Jeremiah 2 Jn. 2 John
Lam. Lamentations 3 Jn. 3 John Moses Moses
Ezek. Ezekiel Jude Jude Abr. Abraham
Dan. Daniel Rev. Revelation JS—M Joseph Smith—
Hosea Hosea Matthew
Joel Joel JS—H Joseph Smith—
Amos Amos History
Obad. Obadiah A of F Articles of Faith
Jonah Jonah
Micah Micah
Nahum Nahum
Hab. Habakkuk
Zeph. Zephaniah
Hag. Haggai
Zech. Zechariah
Mal. Malachi

Other Abbreviations and Explanations

jst Joseph Smith Translation
tg Topical Guide
bd Bible Dictionary
heb An alternate translation from the Hebrew
gr An alternate translation from the Greek
ie An explanation of idioms and difficult wording
or Alternate words that clarify the meaning of an archaic expression
hc History of the Church
Italics in biblical text. Following the traditional format, italics in Bible verses indicate words
that are not found in the original text (Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek) but have been added for
clarification in the translation.
OLD Testament
The First Book of Moses

Chapter 1 and divided the a waters which were
under the firmament from the wa-
God creates this earth and its heaven ters which were above the firmament:
and all forms of life in six days—The and it was so.
creative acts of each day are described— 8 And God called the firmament
God creates man, both male and female, a 
Heaven. And the evening and the
in His own image—Man is given domin- morning were the second b day.
ion over all things and is commanded 9 ¶ And God said, Let the a waters
to multiply and fill the earth. under the heaven be gathered to-

n the a beginning b God c created
the d heaven and the e earth.
2 And the earth was without
form, and void; and b darkness was
upon the face of the deep. And the
gether unto b one place, and let the
dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land
Earth; and the gathering together
of the waters called he Seas: and
Spirit of God d moved upon the face God saw that it was good.
of the waters. 11 And God said, Let the earth
3 And God a said, Let there be b light: bring forth a grass, the herb yield-
and there was light. ing seed, and the fruit tree yielding
4 And God saw the light, that it fruit after his kind, whose seed is in
was a good: and God divided the itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
light from the darkness. 12 And the earth a brought forth
5 And God called the light a Day, grass, and herb yielding seed after
and the b darkness he called Night. his kind, and the tree yielding fruit,
And the evening and the morning whose seed was in itself, after his
were the c first d day. b 
kind: and God saw that it was good.
6 ¶ And God said, Let there be 13 And the evening and the morn-
a a firmament in the midst of the ing were the third day.
waters, and let it divide the waters 14 ¶ And God said, Let there be
from the waters. a 
lights in the firmament of the
7 And God made the firmament, heaven to divide the day from the
1 1 a tg  Time. 2 a Abr. 4:2. Abr. 4:6 (6–8);
b Mosiah 4:2; b tg  Darkness, Physical. fac. 2, fig. 4.
Morm. 9:11; c tg  God, Spirit of. 7 a Ps. 148:4 (3–5).
D&C 14:9; 76:24 (20–24); d Moses 2:2; 8 a tg  Heaven.
Moses 2:1; Abr. 4:2. b Abr. 4:8.
Abr. 4:1. 3 a Ps. 33:9. 9 a tg  Earth, Dividing of.
c heb  shaped, fashioned, b tg  Light [noun]. b Moses 2:9;
created; always divine 4 a Alma 32:35; Abr. 4:9.
activity; see Abr. 4:1, Moses 2:4; 10 a Moses 1:29.
organized, formed. Abr. 4:4. 11 a Moses 2:11 (11–12);
tg  Creation; 5 a Moro. 7:15. Abr. 4:11 (11–12).
God, Creator. tg  Time. 12 a D&C 88:25.
d D&C 121:4; b tg  Darkness, Physical. b Alma 32:31 (28–34);
Moses 1:37 (36–38); 2:1; c tg  Time. Moses 2:12 (11–12).
Abr. 4:1. d Moses 2:5; tg  Order.
tg  Astronomy; Abr. 4:5. 14 a Ps. 104:19;
Heaven. 6 a heb  expanse. D&C 67:9.
e tg  Nature, Earth. Moses 2:6 (6–8); tg  Astronomy.
Genesis 1:15–30 2

night; and let them be for b signs, and his a kind, cattle, and creeping thing,
for c seasons, and for days, and years: and beast of the earth after his kind:
15 And let them be for lights in and it was so.
the firmament of the heaven to give 25 And God made the beast of the
light upon the earth: and it was so. earth after his kind, and cattle af-
16 And God made two great lights; ter their kind, and every thing that
the a greater light to rule the day, creepeth upon the earth after his
and the lesser light to rule the night: kind: and God saw that it was good.
he made the b stars also. 26 ¶ And God said, Let a us b make
17 And God set them in the a fir- c 
man in our d image, after our e like-
mament of the heaven to give light ness: and let them have f dominion
upon the earth, over the fish of the sea, and over
18 And to rule over the a day and the fowl of the air, and over the cat-
over the night, and to divide the tle, and over all the earth, and over
light from the darkness: and God every creeping thing that creepeth
saw that it was good. upon the earth.
19 And the evening and the morn- 27 So God created man in his own
ing were the fourth day. a 
image, in the image of God created
20 And God said, Let the a waters he him; male and b female created he
bring forth abundantly the moving them.
creature that hath life, and c fowl 28 And God blessed them, and God
that may fly above the earth in the said unto them, Be a fruitful, and
open firmament of heaven. b 
multiply, and c replenish the d earth,
21 And God created a great whales, and subdue it: and have e dominion
and every living creature that mov- over the fish of the sea, and over the
eth, which the waters brought forth fowl of the air, and over every living
abundantly, after their kind, and thing that moveth upon the earth.
every winged fowl after his kind: 29 ¶ And God said, Behold, I have
and God saw that it was good. given you every herb bearing seed,
22 And God blessed them, saying, which is upon the face of all the
Be fruitful, and a multiply, and fill earth, and every tree, in the which
the waters in the seas, and let fowl is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
multiply in the earth. to you it shall be for a meat.
23 And the evening and the morn- 30 And to every beast of the earth,
ing were the fifth day. and to every fowl of the air, and to
24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth every thing that creepeth upon the
bring forth the living creature after earth, wherein there is life, I have
14 b D&C 29:14. tg  Godhead; Father.
tg  Signs; Symbolism. Jesus Christ, Creator. 27 a tg  God, Body of,
c tg  Order. b tg  Creation. Corporeal Nature.
16 a D&C 76:71 (70–71); 88:45; c tg  Adam; Man, Physical b tg  Woman.
Moses 2:16; Abr. 4:16. Creation of. 28 a tg  Children.
b Abr. 3:2. tg  Astronomy. d Mosiah 7:27; b D&C 45:58;
17 a D&C 76:109. Ether 3:15 (14–17); 132:63 (55–56, 63).
18 a Jer. 31:35. D&C 20:18 (17–18); tg  Birth Control;
20 a D&C 61:14 (14–17). Moses 1:6 (6, 13, 16); Marriage, Fatherhood;
b heb  swarm with swarms 2:26 (26–29); 6:9 (8–10); Marriage, Motherhood.
of living creatures Abr. 4:26 (26–31). c heb  fill; see same word
(souls). e Gen. 5:3. in v. 22.
c 2 Ne. 2:15; f Prov. 12:10; 1 Ne. 17:36.
D&C 49:19 (18–19). D&C 49:19 (18–21); d tg  Earth, Purpose of.
21 a heb  great sea monsters. 76:111 (110–12); e Gen. 9:2 (1–6).
Ether 2:24; 6:10; 121:37 (34–46); 29 a heb  food.
Moses 2:21; Abr. 4:21. Moses 2:26 (26–28); Moses 2:29 (29–30);
22 a Moses 2:22; Abr. 4:22. Abr. 4:26 (26–28). Abr. 4:29 (29–30).
24 a tg  Order. tg  Man, Potential to tg  Food;
26 a Abr. 4:27 (26–31); 5:7. Become like Heavenly Word of Wisdom.
3 Genesis 1:31–2:11

given every green herb for a meat: the b Lord God made the earth and
and it was so. the heavens,
31 And God saw every thing that 5 And every a plant of the field b be-
he had made, and, behold, it was fore it was in the c earth, and every
very a good. And the evening and herb of the field before it grew: for
the morning were the b sixth day. the Lord God had not caused it to
rain upon the earth, and there was
Chapter 2 not a d man to till the e ground.
The Creation is completed—God rests 6 But there went up a a mist from
on the seventh day—The prior spirit the earth, and watered the whole
creation is explained—Adam and Eve face of the ground.
are placed in the Garden of Eden— 7 And the Lord God a  formed
man of the c dust of the ground,
They are forbidden to eat of the tree and breathed into his nostrils the
of knowledge of good and evil—Adam d 
breath of life; and e man became a
names every living creature—Adam and living f soul.
Eve are married by the Lord. 8 ¶ And the Lord God planted
Thus the heavens and the a earth a garden eastward in a Eden; and
were finished, and all the b host of there he put the man whom he
them. had formed.
2 And on the seventh day God 9 And out of the ground made the
ended his work which he had a made; Lord God to grow every tree that
and he b rested on the seventh day is pleasant to the a sight, and good
from all his c work which he had for b food; the c tree of d life also in
made. the midst of the garden, and the
3 And God blessed the a seventh tree of e knowledge of good and evil.
day, and b sanctified it: because that 10 And a river went out of a Eden
in it he had c rested from all his work to water the garden; and from
which God d created and made. thence it was b parted, and became
4 ¶ These are the generations of into four heads.
the heavens and of the earth when 11 The name of the first is Pison:
they were a created, in the day that that is it which a compasseth the
30 a heb  food. Moses 3:3 (1–3); Abr. 5:7 (7–8).
31 a 1 Tim. 4:4; Moro. 7:12; Abr. 5:3 (1–3). tg  Breath of Life.
D&C 59:17 (16–20); tg  Sacred. e tg  Adam.
Moses 2:31. c Ex. 31:17. f D&C 88:15.
tg  Body, Sanctity of. d or  created through tg  Soul.
b Ex. 31:17; Mosiah 13:19; working. 8 a tg  Eden.
Moses 2:31; Abr. 4:31. 4 a Moses 3:4 (4–5); 9 a tg  Sight.
2 1 a tg  Creation. Abr. 5:4 (4–5). b Moses 3:9; Abr. 5:9.
b Isa. 45:12; b tg  Jesus Christ, Jehovah. tg  Food.
D&C 29:36; 38:1; 45:1; 5 a tg  Nature, Earth. c Gen. 3:24;
Moses 3:1; Abr. 5:1. b tg  Spirit Creation. Rev. 2:7; 22:2 (2, 14);
2 a or  done. c tg  Creation. 1 Ne. 8:10 (10–12);
b heb  stopped, ceased; d tg  Man, Physical 11:25 (21–22, 25);
from the verb shavat; Creation of. 15:36 (22, 28, 36);
the noun shabbat (Engl. e Moses 3:5. 2 Ne. 2:15;
Sabbath) means a 6 a heb  (also) flood, flow. Alma 12:26 (21, 23, 26);
stopping or cessation. 7 a tg  Man, Physical 32:40; 42:5 (2–6);
D&C 77:12; Creation of. Moses 3:9; 4:28 (28, 31);
Moses 3:2 (1–3); b tg  Creation. Abr. 5:9.
Abr. 5:2 (1–3). c Gen. 18:27; Morm. 9:17; d tg  Immortality.
tg  Rest. D&C 77:12; 93:35 (33–35); e tg  Knowledge;
c tg  Industry. Moses 3:7; Opposition.
3 a tg  Sabbath. 4:25 (25–29); 6:59; 10 a tg  Eden.
b Ex. 20:11; Abr. 5:7. b heb  divided into four
Mosiah 13:19 (16–19); d 2 Ne. 9:26; heads (branches).
D&C 77:12; D&C 77:2; 93:33; 11 a heb  encircles.
Genesis 2:12–3:1 4

whole land of b Havilah, where there and to every beast of the field; but
is gold; for Adam there was not found an
12 And the gold of that land is help meet for him.
good: there is bdellium and a the 21 And the Lord God caused a
onyx stone. deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and
13 And the name of the second he slept: and he took one of his
river is Gihon: the same is it that ribs, and closed up the flesh in-
compasseth the whole land of stead thereof;
Ethiopia. 22 And the rib, which the Lord
14 And the name of the third river God had taken from man, made he
is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth a a woman, and brought her unto
toward the east of Assyria. And the the man.
fourth river is Euphrates. 23 And Adam said, This is now
15 And the Lord God took the bone of my bones, and a flesh of my
man, and put him into the a garden flesh: she shall be called b Woman,
of b Eden c to dress it and to d keep it. because she was taken out of Man.
16 And the Lord God a commanded 24 Therefore shall a a man leave his
the man, saying, Of every tree of b 
father and his mother, and shall
the garden thou mayest b freely eat: c 
cleave unto his d wife: and they
17 But of the a tree of the b knowl- shall be e one flesh.
edge of good and evil, thou shalt not 25 And they were both a naked,
eat of it: for in the c day that thou the man and his wife, and were
eatest thereof thou shalt surely d die. not b ashamed.
18 ¶ And the Lord God said, It is
not good that the man should be Chapter 3
alone; I will make him b an help The serpent (Lucifer) deceives Eve—She
meet for him. and then Adam partake of the forbid-
19 And out of the ground the den fruit—Her Seed (Christ) will bruise
Lord God formed every beast of the the serpent’s head—The roles of woman
field, and every fowl of the air; and and of man are explained—Adam
brought them unto a Adam to see and Eve are cast out of the Garden of
what he would call them: and what- Eden—Adam presides—Eve becomes
soever Adam called every living the mother of all living.
creature, that was the b name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all Now the a serpent was more b subtil
cattle, and to the fowl of the air, than any beast of the field which
11 b Gen. 10:29 (7, 29); 25:18; Not Spiritually Reborn; c D&C 42:22; 49:15 (15–16);
Moses 3:11. Mortality. Moses 3:24 (23–24);
12 a or  lapis lazuli, or 18 a Moses 3:18; Abr. 5:18 (17–18).
cornelian (identity Abr. 5:14. tg  Chastity.
uncertain). tg  Marriage, Celestial. d Mosiah 13:24;
13 a heb  encircles. b ie  a helper suited Alma 44:5; 3 Ne. 18:21.
b heb  Cush. to, worthy of, or tg  Family, Patriarchal;
Moses 3:13. corresponding to him. Marriage, Wives.
15 a tg  Earth, Purpose of. Moses 3:18; e tg  Divorce; Family,
b tg  Eden. Abr. 5:14. Eternal; Marriage,
c heb  to till it. tg  Marriage, Wives. Celestial; Marriage,
d D&C 42:41. 19 a Moses 1:34; 3:19; Marry; Unity.
16 a tg  Commandments Abr. 1:3; 5:20. 25 a Gen. 3:7;
of God. b tg  Language. 2 Ne. 9:14;
b tg  Agency. 22 a tg  Man, Physical Moses 4:13 (13, 16–17).
17 a Gen. 3:3; 2 Ne. 2:15. Creation of. b tg  Shame.
b tg  Knowledge. 23 a Gen. 29:14; Jacob 2:21; 3 1 a tg  Devil.
c Abr. 5:13. Moses 3:23; Abr. 5:17. b or  crafty, sly.
d Moses 3:17. b tg  Creation; Woman. 2 Cor. 11:3;
tg  Death; Death, 24 a tg  Marriage, Husbands. 1 Jn. 3:8; Alma 12:4;
Spiritual, First; Fall b tg  Marriage, D&C 123:12;
of Man; Man, Natural, Fatherhood. Moses 4:5.
5 Genesis 3:2–16

the Lord God had made. And he 9 And the Lord God called unto
said unto the woman, c Yea, hath Adam, and said unto him, Where
God said, Ye shall not eat of every art thou?
tree of the garden? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice
2 And the woman said unto the in the garden, and I was afraid, be-
serpent, We may eat of the fruit of cause I was naked; and I hid myself.
the trees of the garden: 11 And he said, Who told thee
3 But of the fruit of the a tree which that thou wast naked? Hast thou
is in the midst of the garden, God eaten of the tree, whereof I com-
hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, nei- manded thee that thou shouldest
ther shall ye touch it, lest ye die. not eat?
4 And the serpent said unto the 12 And the man said, The woman
woman, a Ye shall not surely die: whom thou gavest to be with me,
5 For God doth know that in the she gave me of the tree, and I did
day ye eat thereof, then your a eyes eat.
shall be opened, and ye shall be as 13 And the Lord God said unto
gods, b knowing good and c evil. the woman, What is this that thou
6 And when the woman saw that hast done? And the woman said,
the tree was good for a food, and that The serpent a beguiled me, and I did
it was b pleasant to the eyes, and a eat.
tree c to be desired to make one wise, 14 And the Lord God said unto
she took of the d fruit thereof, and the a serpent, Because thou hast
did e eat, and gave also unto her done this, thou art b cursed above
husband with her; and he did f eat. all cattle, and above every beast of
7 And the eyes of them both were the field; upon thy belly shalt thou
opened, and they knew that they go, and dust shalt thou eat all the
were b naked; and they sewed fig days of thy life:
leaves together, and made them- 15 And I will put a enmity between
selves c aprons. thee and the woman, and between
8 And they heard the voice of the thy seed and her seed; b it shall
Lord God a walking in the garden b in c 
bruise thy head, and thou shalt
the cool of the day: and Adam and d 
bruise his heel.
his wife hid themselves from the 16 Unto the a woman he said, I will
presence of the Lord God amongst greatly b multiply thy c sorrow and
the trees of the garden. thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt
1 c or  Has God actually said. Moses 4:12. Moses 4:19 (5–19).
3 a Gen. 2:17. d 2 Ne. 2:15 (15–19); tg  Temptation.
4 a heb  (emphatic Mosiah 3:26; 14 a tg  Devil.
expression) Dying, ye Alma 12:22 (21–23); b Moses 4:20 (20–21).
shall not die. D&C 29:40; tg  Curse.
tg  Death, Spiritual, First. Moses 4:12 (7–13). 15 a Moses 4:21.
5 a Mosiah 27:22; e tg  Fall of Man; b heb  he.
D&C 76:12 (12, 19); 88:11 Transgress. c heb  crush, or grind.
(11–13); 110:1; 136:32; f Rom. 5:12. Rom. 16:20;
Moses 4:11 (10–13); 5:10. 7 a tg  Fall of Man. Heb. 2:14;
b 2 Ne. 2:18 (18, 26); b Gen. 2:25. D&C 19:3 (2–3).
Mosiah 16:3; c heb  things to gird about, tg  Jesus Christ,
Alma 29:5; or wrap around, the Foreordained; Jesus
Moro. 7:16 (15–19). body. Christ, Prophecies about;
tg  Earth, Purpose of; tg  Apparel; Clothing; Redemption.
Knowledge. Modesty. d Isa. 53:10 (10–12).
c tg  Evil. 8 a Moses 4:14. 16 a tg  Marriage,
6 a tg  Food. b heb  at the wind of the Motherhood.
b Hebrew idiom meaning day (i.e., at the time of b heb  increase thy
“a desirable thing.” the evening breeze). discomfort and thy size
c or  desirable as a means 13 a 2 Ne. 9:9; (i.e., in the condition and
to wisdom, insight. Mosiah 16:3; process of pregnancy).
1 Ne. 8:12 (10–15); 15:36; Ether 8:25; c tg  Suffering.
Genesis 3:17–4:7 6

bring forth d children; and thy de- of Eden a Cherubims, and a flaming
sire shall be to thy e husband, and sword which turned every way, to
he shall rule over thee. keep the way of the b tree of life.
17 And unto Adam he said, Be-
cause thou hast hearkened unto the Chapter 4
voice of thy a wife, and hast eaten
of the tree, of which I commanded Eve bears Cain and Abel—They of-
thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of fer sacrifices—Cain slays Abel and
is cursed by the Lord, who also sets a
it: b cursed is the ground for thy
sake; in c sorrow shalt thou eat of it mark upon him—The children of men
multiply—Adam begets Seth, and Seth
all the days of thy life; begets Enos.
18 a Thorns also and thistles shall it
bring forth to thee; and thou shalt And Adam knew Eve his wife; and
eat the herb of the field; she conceived, and bare a Cain, and
19 In the a sweat of thy face shalt said, I have gotten a man from the
thou eat b bread, till thou return Lord.
unto the ground; for out of it wast 2 And she again bare his brother
thou taken: for c dust thou art, and Abel. And Abel was a a keeper of
unto d dust shalt thou return. sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the
20 And Adam called his wife’s ground.
name Eve; because she was the 3 And in process of time it came
mother of all living. to pass, that Cain brought of the
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife fruit of the ground an offering unto
did the Lord God make a coats of the Lord.
skins, and b clothed them. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the
22 ¶ And the Lord God a said, Be- a 
firstlings of his flock and of the fat
hold, the b man is become as one of thereof. And the Lord had respect
us, to d know good and e evil: and unto b Abel and to his c offering:
now, lest he put forth his hand, and 5 But unto a Cain and to his b offer-
take also of the tree of life, and eat, ing he had not c respect. And Cain
and live for ever: was very wroth, and his counte-
23 Therefore the Lord God sent nance fell.
him forth from the garden of a Eden, 6 And the Lord said unto Cain,
to till the ground from whence he Why art thou wroth? and why is
was taken. thy countenance fallen?
24 So he drove out the man; and 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not
he placed at the east of the garden be a accepted? and if thou b doest not
16 d 2 Ne. 2:23; 20 a tg  Marriage, Alma 42:5 (2–5).
Moses 4:22. Motherhood. 4 1 a Moses 5:2 (2–3), 16–17.
tg  Children. 21 a or  garments, or tunics. 2 a Moses 5:17.
e tg  Marriage, Husbands; b tg  Apparel; Clothing. 4 a Num. 18:17;
Marriage, Wives. 22 a Moses 4:28. Mosiah 2:3;
17 a tg  Marriage, Wives. b tg  Man, Potential to Moses 5:20 (5, 19–23).
b tg  Curse; Become like Heavenly tg  Jesus Christ, Types
Earth, Curse of. Father. of, in Anticipation.
c heb  travail, pain. c tg  Godhead; b Heb. 11:4.
18 a tg  Opposition. Jesus Christ, Creator. c tg  Sacrifice.
19 a Moses 4:25 (23–25). d Alma 12:31. 5 a Jude 1:11 (7–21).
tg  Industry; tg  Conscience; b Prov. 15:8;
Work, Value of. Discernment, Spiritual; Moses 5:7 (4–8),
b tg  Bread. Earth, Purpose of; 21 (20–26).
c Gen. 18:27; Knowledge; c Num. 16:15.
Eccl. 3:20. Probation. 7 a Mosiah 2:22;
tg  Man, Physical e tg  Evil. D&C 52:15; 97:8; 132:50;
Creation of; 23 a tg  Eden. Moses 5:23.
Mortality. 24 a tg  Cherubim. tg  Blessing.
d Job 10:9. b Gen. 2:9; b tg  Agency.
7 Genesis 4:8–26

well, c sin lieth at the door. And unto a 

presence of the Lord, and dwelt
thee shall be d his e desire, and thou in the land of Nod, on the east of
shalt rule over him. b 
8 And Cain talked with Abel his 17 And Cain knew his a wife; and
brother: and it came to pass, when she conceived, and bare b Enoch:
they were in the field, that Cain and he builded a city, and called
rose up against Abel his brother, the c name of the city, after the name
and a slew him. of his son, Enoch.
9 ¶ And the Lord said unto Cain, 18 And unto Enoch was born
Where is Abel thy brother? And he Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and
said, I know not: Am I my a broth- Mehujael begat Methusael: and Me-
er’s b keeper? thusael begat Lamech.
10 And he said, What hast thou 19 ¶ And Lamech took unto him
done? the voice of thy brother’s two wives: the name of the one was
blood crieth unto me from the Adah, and the name of the other
ground. Zillah.
11 And now art thou a cursed from 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was
the b earth, which hath opened her the father of such as dwell in tents,
mouth to receive thy brother’s blood and of such as have cattle.
from thy hand; 21 And his brother’s name was Ju-
12 When thou tillest the ground, bal: he was the father of all such as
it shall not henceforth yield unto handle the a harp and organ.
thee her strength; a a fugitive and a 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-
vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. cain, an a instructer of every b artifi-
13 And Cain said unto the Lord, cer in c brass and iron: and the sister
My punishment is greater than I of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
can bear. 23 And Lamech said unto his wives,
14 Behold, thou hast driven me Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye
out this day from the face of the wives of Lamech, hearken unto my
earth; and from thy face shall I be speech: for I have a slain a man to
hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a my wounding, and a young man
vagabond in the earth; and it shall to my hurt.
come to pass, that every one that 24 If Cain shall be avenged seven­
findeth me shall a slay me. fold, truly a Lamech seventy and
15 And the Lord said unto him, sevenfold.
Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, 25 ¶ And Adam knew his wife
vengeance shall be taken on him again; and she bare a son, and called
sevenfold. And the Lord set a a mark his name a Seth: For God, said she,
upon Cain, lest any finding him hath appointed me another seed
should kill him. instead of b Abel, whom Cain slew.
16 ¶ And Cain went out from the 26 And to Seth, to him also there
7 c tg  Sin. 13 a or  My iniquity is too Moses 6:21–7:69.)
d Moses 5:23 (23–24). great to be forgiven. c Ps. 49:11.
e Hel. 6:27 (26–30); D&C 134:8 (6–8). 21 a Gen. 31:27.
Ether 8:15 (14–16). tg  Punish. 22 a heb  forger, sharpener.
8 a tg  Martyrdom; Murder. 14 a Moses 5:39 (38–41). b tg  Skill.
9 a tg  Brotherhood and 15 a Alma 3:7 (7–16); c heb  bronze, brass, or
Sisterhood. Moses 5:40; 7:22. copper.
b Moro. 10:21; 16 a Moses 5:41; 6:49. 2 Ne. 5:15;
Moses 5:34 (32–39). b tg  Eden. Ether 10:23.
10 a 2 Ne. 26:3; 28:10; 17 a Moses 5:3 (2–3). 23 a tg  Secret Combinations.
Morm. 8:27; b Do not confuse Enoch 24 a Moses 5:49 (48–54).
D&C 136:36 (35–36). of Cain’s lineage and 25 a heb  Sheth; i.e.,
tg  Life, Sanctity of. the city of his name Appointed.
11 a tg  Curse. with the Enoch of Seth’s D&C 107:42 (41–43);
b Num. 16:32. lineage and the city Moses 6:2 (2–3).
12 a Moses 5:37 (37–38). (Zion) of his name. (See b D&C 84:16.
Genesis 5:1–24 8

was born a son; and he called his Cainan eight hundred and fifteen
name Enos: then began men to a call years, and begat sons and daughters:
upon the name of the b Lord. 11 And all the days of Enos were
nine hundred and five years: and
Chapter 5 he died.
The generations of Adam are Adam, 12 ¶ And Cainan lived seventy
years, and begat Mahalaleel:
Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, 13 And Cainan lived after he begat
Enoch (who walked with God), Methu-
Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty
selah, Lamech, and Noah (who begat years, and begat sons and daughters:
Shem, Ham, and Japheth).
14 And all the days of a Cainan
This is the a book of the b generations were nine hundred and ten years:
of Adam. In the day that God cre- and he died.
ated man, in the c likeness of God 15 ¶ And Mahalaleel lived sixty
made he him; and five years, and begat Jared:
2 Male and female created he them; 16 And Mahalaleel lived after he
and blessed them, and called their begat Jared eight hundred and
name a Adam, in the day when they thirty years, and begat sons and
were created. daughters:
3 ¶ And Adam lived an hundred 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel
and thirty years, and begat a son in were eight hundred ninety and five
his own a likeness, after his image; years: and he died.
and called his name Seth: 18 ¶ And Jared lived an hundred
4 And the days of a Adam after he sixty and two years, and he begat
had begotten Seth were eight hun- Enoch:
dred years: and he begat sons and 19 And Jared lived after he begat
daughters: Enoch eight hundred years, and
5 And all the days that Adam lived begat sons and daughters:
were nine hundred and thirty years: 20 And all the days of Jared were
and he died. nine hundred sixty and two years:
6 And Seth lived an hundred and and he died.
five years, and begat Enos: 21 ¶ And Enoch lived sixty and
7 And Seth lived after he begat five years, and begat Methuselah:
Enos eight hundred and seven years, 22 And a Enoch b walked with God
and begat sons and daughters: after he begat Methuselah three
8 And all the days of Seth were hundred years, and begat sons and
nine hundred and twelve years: daughters:
and he died. 23 And all the days of a Enoch were
9 ¶ And Enos lived ninety years, three hundred sixty and five years:
and begat Cainan: 24 And a Enoch b walked with God:
10 And Enos lived after he begat and he was not; for God c took him.
26 a Gen. 13:4; c tg  God, Body of, 22 a Moses 6:21 (21–68);
1 Chr. 16:8; Corporeal Nature. 7:69; 8:1 (1–2).
Ps. 116:17; d tg  Man, Physical b D&C 107:49.
3 Ne. 4:30; Creation of. 23 a Jude 1:14;
Ether 4:15; 2 a In Hebrew adam is also a D&C 38:4; 76:57;
Moro. 2:2; common noun, meaning 107:57 (48–57); 133:54;
D&C 65:4. man, or mankind. Moses 7:68 (68–69); 8:1.
tg  Prayer. tg  Adam. 24 a tg  Translated Beings;
b tg  Jesus Christ, Jehovah. 3 a Gen. 1:26 (26–28); Zion.
5 1 a 1 Ne. 19:23; D&C 107:43 (42–43). b tg  God, Access to;
3 Ne. 24:16; 4 a D&C 107:41 (41–50); God, Manifestations of;
D&C 85:9 (7–9). Moses 5:2 (2–3). Walking with God.
tg  Scriptures, Writing of. tg  Adam. c Moses 7:69 (68–69).
b tg  Priesthood, 14 a D&C 107:45 (45, 53);
History of. Moses 6:19 (11–25).
9 Genesis 5:25–6:9

25 And Methuselah lived an hun- And it came to pass, when men be-
dred eighty and seven years, and gan to multiply on the face of the
begat Lamech: earth, and daughters were born
26 And Methuselah lived after he unto them,
begat Lamech seven hundred eighty 2 That the a sons of God saw the
and two years, and begat sons and daughters of men that they were
daughters: fair; and they b took them c wives of
27 And all the days of Methuselah all which they chose.
were nine hundred sixty and nine 3 And the Lord said, My a spirit
years: and he died. shall not always b strive with man,
28 ¶ And Lamech lived an hun- for that he also is c flesh: yet his days
dred eighty and two years, and shall be an hundred and twenty
begat a son: years.
29 And he called his name a Noah, 4 There were a giants in the earth
saying, This same shall b comfort us in those days; and also after that,
concerning our work and toil of our when the sons of God came in unto
hands, because of the ground which the daughters of men, and they bare
the Lord hath c cursed. children to them, the same became
30 And Lamech lived after he be- mighty men which were of old, men
gat Noah five hundred ninety and of renown.
five years, and begat sons and 5 ¶ And God saw that the a wicked-
daughters: ness of man was great in the earth,
31 And all the days of Lamech and that b every imagination of the
were seven hundred seventy and c 
thoughts of his d heart was only
seven years: and he died. e 
evil continually.
32 And Noah was five hundred 6 a And it repented the Lord that
years old: and Noah a begat b Shem, he had made man on the earth, and
Ham, and Japheth. it b grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will a destroy
Chapter 6 man whom I have created from the
face of the earth; both man, and
The sons of God marry the daughters beast, and the creeping thing, and
of men —Men turn to wickedness, the fowls of the air; bfor it repenteth
the earth is filled with violence, and me that I have made them.
all flesh is corrupted—The Flood is 8 But Noah found a grace in the
promised—God establishes His covenant eyes of the Lord.
with Noah, who builds an ark to save 9 ¶ These are the a generations of
his family and various living things. Noah: b Noah was a just man and
29 a ie  Rest or Repose. Mosiah 15:7; Moses 8:17. repented Noah, and his
D&C 84:14 (14–15); 4 a Gen. 14:5; Num. 13:33; heart was pained, that the
133:54. Deut. 3:11; Lord had made
tg  Flood. Moses 8:18 (18–21). man . . .
b Moses 8:20 (16–20). 5 a Ps. 14:1; 3 Ne. 9:9; Ex. 32:12, 14; 1 Sam. 15:11;
c tg  Curse; Morm. 4:12 (10–12); 2 Sam. 24:16; Joel 2:13;
Earth, Curse of. D&C 10:21 (20–23); 112:23; Amos 7:3 (3, 6);
32 a Gen. 9:18 (18–27); 10:1; Moses 7:36 (36–37); 3 Ne. 27:32; Moses 8:25.
Moses 8:12. 8:22 (22, 28–30). b Eph. 4:30; 1 Ne. 2:18;
b Luke 3:36 (36–38). b Matt. 15:19; Heb. 3:12; Alma 31:24;
6 2 a tg  Sons and Daughters Alma 12:14 (3, 7, 14); 3 Ne. 7:16; Moses 8:25.
of God. Hel. 12:4; 7 a Gen. 7:23;
b tg  Marriage, Temporal. D&C 124:99; Moses 8:22. Alma 10:22 (22–23).
c tg  Marriage, Interfaith; c Gen. 8:21. b JST Gen. 8:15 For it
Marriage, Marry. tg  God, Omniscience of; repenteth Noah that I
3 a tg  God, Spirit of; Motivations. have created them . . .
Holy Ghost, Loss of. d tg  Heart. 8 a tg  Grace.
b tg  God, Access to. e tg  Evil. 9 a ie  genealogical lines.
c 2 Ne. 9:4 (4–8); 6 a JST Gen. 8:13 And it b Ezek. 14:14.
Genesis 6:10–7:3 10
perfect in his generations, and into the ark, thou, and thy sons,
Noah d walked with God. and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives
10 And Noah begat three sons, with thee.
Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 19 And of every living thing of all
11 The earth also was a corrupt be- flesh, two of every sort shalt thou
fore God, and the earth was filled bring into the ark, to keep them
with b violence. alive with thee; they shall be male
12 And God looked upon the earth, and female.
and, behold, it was corrupt; for all 20 Of fowls after their kind, and
flesh had corrupted his b way upon of cattle after their kind, of every
the earth. creeping thing of the earth after his
13 And God said unto Noah, The kind, two of every sort shall come
end of all flesh is come before me; unto thee, to keep them alive.
for the earth is filled with a violence 21 And take thou unto thee of all
through them; and, behold, I will food that is eaten, and thou shalt
destroy them c with the earth. gather it to thee; and it shall be for
14 ¶ Make thee an a ark of gopher a 
food for thee, and for them.
wood; b rooms shalt thou make in 22 Thus a did b Noah; according to
the ark, and shalt pitch it within all that God c commanded him, so
and without with pitch. did he.
15 And this is the fashion which
thou shalt make it of: The length of Chapter 7
the ark shall be three hundred cu-
bits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, Noah’s family and various beasts and
and the height of it thirty cubits. fowl enter the ark—The Flood comes,
16 A a window shalt thou make to and water covers the whole earth—All
the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou other life that breathes is destroyed.
finish it above; and the door of the And the Lord said unto a Noah,
ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; Come thou and all thy house into
with lower, second, and third stories the ark; for thee have I seen righ-
shalt thou make it. teous before me in this generation.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt
a a flood of b waters upon the earth, take to thee by sevens, the male
to destroy all flesh, wherein is the and his female: and of beasts that
breath of life, from under heaven; are not clean by two, the male and
and every thing that is in the earth his female.
shall die. 3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens,
18 But with thee will I establish the male and the female; to keep seed
my b covenant; and thou shalt come alive upon the face of all the earth.
9 c heb  complete, whole, Moses 8:29. b tg  Earth, Cleansing of.
having integrity. 13 a tg  War. c 2 Ne. 9:26;
D&C 129:3 (3, 6); b 1 Ne. 17:31; 2 Ne. 1:17; Mosiah 2:21.
Moses 8:27. Mosiah 12:8; 3 Ne. 9:9; 18 a jst  Gen. 8:23–24 . . . my
tg  Integrity; Perfection. D&C 56:3; 64:35; covenant, even as I have
d tg  Walking with God. Moses 8:30 (26, 30). sworn unto thy father,
11 a Ex. 32:7; c Some Hebrew texts: Enoch, that of thy posterity
Deut. 4:16 (14–19); from the earth. shall come all nations.
D&C 10:21; 112:23; 14 a Ether 6:7 (6–8); And thou . . .
Moses 8:28 (28–30). Moses 7:43. b Gen. 9:9 (9, 12).
tg  Pollution. b heb  “nests,” 21 a tg  Food.
b D&C 88:18; compartments. 22 a Gen. 7:5; Moses 7:43.
Moses 7:33 (32–34); 16 a heb  tsohar; some tg  Obedience.
8:28 (28–30). rabbis believed it was b Heb. 11:7.
12 a D&C 38:11. a precious stone that c tg  Commandments
b 2 Ne. 28:11; Hel. 6:31; shone in the ark. of God.
D&C 1:16; 82:6; Ether 2:23 (23–24). 7 1 a Matt. 24:37 (36–38);
132:25 (22–25); 17 a tg  Flood. 1 Pet. 3:20.
11 Genesis 7:4–24

4 For yet seven days, and I will into the ark, two and two of all
cause it to a rain upon the earth flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
forty days and forty nights; and 16 And they that went in, went
every living substance that I have in male and female of all flesh, as
made will I destroy from off the God had commanded him: and the
face of the earth. Lord shut him in.
5 And Noah a did according unto 17 And the flood was forty days
all that the Lord commanded him. upon the earth; and the waters in-
6 And Noah was a six hundred years creased, and bare up the ark, and
old when the flood of waters was a 
it was lift up above the earth.
upon the earth. 18 And the waters prevailed, and
7 ¶ And Noah went in, and his sons, were increased greatly upon the
and his wife, and his sons’ wives earth; and the ark went upon the
with him, into the ark, because of face of the waters.
the waters of the flood. 19 And the a waters prevailed ex-
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts ceedingly upon the earth; and b all
that are not clean, and of fowls, and the high hills, that were under the
of every thing that creepeth upon whole heaven, were covered.
the earth, 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the
9 There went in two and two unto waters prevail; and the mountains
Noah into the ark, the male and the were covered.
female, as God had commanded 21 And all flesh died that moved
Noah. upon the earth, both of fowl, and
10 And it came to pass after seven of cattle, and of beast, and of every
days, that the waters of the a flood creeping thing that creepeth upon
were upon the earth. the earth, and a every man:
11 ¶ In the six hundredth year of 22 All in whose nostrils was the
Noah’s life, in the second month, a 
breath of life, of all that was in
the seventeenth day of the month, the dry land, died.
the same day were all the a foun- 23 And every living substance was
tains of the great deep b broken up, a 
destroyed which was upon the face
and the c windows of heaven were of the ground, both man, and cattle,
opened. and the creeping things, and the
12 And the a rain was upon the fowl of the heaven; and they were
earth forty days and forty nights. destroyed from the earth: and b Noah
13 In the selfsame day entered only remained c alive, and they that
Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Ja- were with him in the ark.
pheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s 24 And the waters prevailed upon
wife, and the three wives of his sons the earth an hundred and fifty days.
with them, into the ark;
14 They, and every beast after his Chapter 8
kind, and all the cattle after their
kind, and every creeping thing that The Flood ceases—Noah sends forth a
creepeth upon the earth after his dove, which returns with an olive leaf—
kind, and every fowl after his kind, He releases all living things from the
every bird of every sort. ark—He offers sacrifices—Seedtime,
15 And they went in unto Noah harvest, and seasons are ensured.
4 a tg  Earth, Cleansing of. 1 Ne. 12:4; b Ether 13:2.
5 a Gen. 6:22; Hel. 14:21 (21–24). 21 a or  the whole of
Moses 8:13. c 3 Ne. 24:10. mankind.
6 a Gen. 8:13. 12 a Ether 2:24. 22 a tg  Breath of Life.
10 a tg  Flood. tg  Nature, Earth. 23 a Gen. 6:7;
11 a Gen. 8:2; 17 a or  it rose high above Alma 10:22 (22–23);
D&C 133:20 (20, 23, 39). the ground. Moses 8:30 (26–30).
b or  burst open. 19 a Ps. 104:6; b tg  Earth, Cleansing of.
Prov. 3:20; 2 Pet. 3:6. c D&C 133:54 (52–54).
Genesis 8:1–21 12

And God remembered a Noah, and 12 And he stayed yet other seven
every living thing, and all the cattle days; and sent forth the dove; which
that was with him in the ark: and returned not again unto him any
God made a wind to pass over the more.
earth, and the waters b assuaged; 13 ¶ And it came to pass in the a six
2 The a fountains also of the deep hundredth and first year, in the first
and the windows of heaven were month, the first day of the month, the
stopped, and the rain from heaven waters were dried up from off the
was restrained; earth: and Noah removed the cover­
3 And the waters a returned from ing of the ark, and looked, and, be-
off the earth continually: and after hold, the face of the ground was dry.
the end of the hundred and fifty 14 And in the second month, on
days the b waters c were abated. the seven and twentieth day of the
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, was the earth dried.
month, on the seventeenth day of 15 ¶ And God spake unto Noah,
the month, upon the mountains saying,
of Ararat. 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and
5 And the waters decreased con- thy a wife, and thy sons, and thy
tinually until the tenth month: in sons’ wives with thee.
the tenth month, on the first day 17 Bring forth with thee every living
of the month, were the tops of the thing that is with thee, of all flesh,
mountains seen. both of fowl, and of cattle, and of ev-
6 ¶ And it came to pass at the end of ery creeping thing that creepeth upon
forty days, that Noah opened the win- the earth; that they may breed abun-
dow of the ark which he had made: dantly in the earth, and be a fruitful,
7 And he sent forth a raven, which and b multiply upon the earth.
went forth to and fro, until the wa- 18 And Noah went forth, and his
ters were dried up from off the earth. sons, and his wife, and his sons’
8 Also he sent forth a dove from wives with him:
him, to see if the waters were abated 19 Every beast, every creeping
from off the face of the ground; thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever
9 But the dove found no rest for creepeth upon the earth, after their
the sole of her foot, and she re- a 
kinds, went forth out of the ark.
turned unto him into the ark, for 20 ¶ a And Noah builded an altar
the waters were on the face of the unto the Lord; and took of every
whole earth: then he put forth his b 
clean beast, and of every clean
hand, and took her, and pulled her fowl, and offered burnt c offerings
in unto him into the ark. on the altar.
10 And he a stayed yet other seven 21 And the Lord smelled a sweet
days; and again he sent forth the a 
savour; and the Lord said in his
dove out of the ark; heart, I will not again b curse the
11 And the dove came in to him in ground any more c for man’s sake;
the evening; and, lo, in her mouth for the d imagination of man’s heart
was an olive leaf plucked off: so is e evil from his youth; neither will
Noah knew that the waters were I again f smite any more every thing
abated from off the earth. living, as I have done.
8 1 a Heb. 11:7; 16 a Moses 7:42; 8:12. Lev. 1:9;
1 Pet. 3:20 (20–21); tg  Family, Patriarchal. Eph. 5:2.
2 Pet. 2:5. 17 a Gen. 9:7; 28:3; 35:11. b Enos 1:10;
b or  subsided. b Gen. 9:1. Alma 10:22;
2 a Gen. 7:11. 19 a heb  families. 3 Ne. 22:9 (8–10).
3 a Ether 13:2. 20 a jst  Gen. 9:4–6 tg  Curse; Earth, Curse of.
b tg  Flood. (Appendix). c or  because of man.
c or  had decreased. b tg  Food. d Gen. 6:5.
10 a or  waited another. c tg  Sacrifice. e tg  Evil.
13 a Gen. 7:6. 21 a Ex. 29:18; f tg  Earth, Cleansing of.
13 Genesis 8:22–9:16

22 While the earth remaineth, by man shall his b blood be shed: for
seedtime and harvest, and cold
in the c image of God made he man.
and heat, and summer and winter, 7 And you, be ye a fruitful, and
and day and b night shall not cease. multiply; bring forth abundantly
in the earth, and multiply therein.
Chapter 9 8 ¶ And God spake unto Noah,
and to his sons with him, saying,
Noah and his sons are commanded 9 And I, behold, a I establish my
to multiply and fill the earth—They b 
covenant with you, and with your
are given dominion over all forms of seed after you;
life—The death penalty is decreed for 10 And with every living creature
murder—God will not again destroy the that is with you, of the fowl, of the
earth by a flood—Canaan is cursed; cattle, and of every beast of the earth
Shem and Japheth are blessed. with you; from all that go out of
And God blessed Noah and his sons, the ark, to every beast of the earth.
and said unto them, a Be fruitful, 11 And I will establish my cov-
and b multiply, and c replenish the enant with you; neither shall all
earth. flesh be cut off any more by the
2 And the a fear of you and the waters of a flood; neither shall there
dread of you shall be upon every any more be a a flood to b destroy the
beast of the earth, and upon every c 
fowl of the air, upon all that mov- 12 And God said, This is the token
eth upon the earth, and upon all the of the covenant which I make be-
fishes of the sea; into your hand are tween me and you and every living
they delivered. creature that is with you, for per-
3 Every moving thing that liveth petual generations:
shall be a meat for you; even as the 13 I do set my bow in the cloud,
green herb have I given you all and it shall be for a token of a cov-
things. enant between me and the earth.
4 a But flesh with the b life thereof, 14 And it shall come to pass, when
which is the c blood thereof, shall I bring a cloud over the earth, that
ye not eat. the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
5 And surely a your blood of your 15 And I will remember my a cov-
lives will I b require; at the hand of enant, b which is between me and
every beast will I require it, and you and every living creature of all
at the hand of man; at the hand of flesh; and the waters shall no more
every man’s brother will I require become a c flood to destroy all flesh.
the life of man. 16 a And the bow shall be in the
6 Whoso a sheddeth man’s blood, cloud; and I will look upon it, that
22 a Amos 9:13 (13–15). b Ps. 9:12. 11 a tg  Flood.
b Jer. 33:20 (20, 25). 6 a tg  Blood, Shedding of; b tg  Earth, Cleansing of.
9 1 a Moses 5:2. Murder. c jst  Gen. 9:16–17 . . .
b Gen. 8:17. b tg  Capital Punishment; earth. And I will establish
tg  Marriage, Punish. my covenant with you,
Fatherhood. c tg  Body, Sanctity of; which I made unto Enoch,
c heb  fill. God, Body of, Corporeal concerning the remnants of
2 a Gen. 1:28 (26–28). Nature; your posterity.
3 a heb  food. Life, Sanctity of. Moses 7:51–52.
tg  Food; 7 a Gen. 8:17; 28:3; 35:11. 15 a tg  Covenants.
Meat; 9 a jst  Gen. 9:15 . . . I will b jst  Gen. 9:20 . . . which
Word of Wisdom. establish my covenant I have made between me
4 a jst  Gen. 9:10–15 with you, which I made and you, for every living
(Appendix). unto your father Enoch, creature . . .
b Lev. 17:11 (11–14). concerning your seed c tg  Flood.
c tg  Blood, Eating of. after you. 16 a jst  Gen. 9:21–25
5 a or  your life blood b Gen. 6:18. (Appendix).
will . . . tg  Priesthood, History of.
Genesis 9:17–10:9 14

I may remember the b everlasting 28 ¶ And Noah lived after the flood
covenant between God and every three hundred and fifty years.
living creature of all flesh that is 29 And all the days of Noah were
upon the earth. nine hundred and fifty years: and
17 And God said unto Noah, This he died.
is the a token of the covenant, which
I have established between me and Chapter 10
all flesh that is upon the earth.
The descendants of Noah are Japheth,
18 ¶ And the a sons of Noah, that whose descendants are Gentiles; Ham,
went forth of the ark, were Shem, whose descendants include the Ca-
and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is
the father of Canaan. naanites; and Shem, of whom came
Peleg (in whose days the earth was
19 These are the three sons of Noah: divided).
and of them was the whole a earth
overspread. Now these are the a generations of
20 And Noah began to be an hus- the b sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and
bandman, and he planted a vineyard: Japheth: and unto them were sons
21 And he drank of the wine, and born after the flood.
was drunken; and he was uncovered 2 The sons of Japheth; a Gomer, and
within his tent. b 
Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, Tubal, and c Meshech, and Tiras.
saw the nakedness of his father, 3 And the sons of Gomer; Ash-
and told his two brethren without. kenaz, and Riphath, and a Togarmah.
23 And Shem and Japheth took 4 And the sons of a Javan; b Elishah,
a garment, and laid it upon both and Tarshish, Kittim, and c Dodanim.
their shoulders, and went back- 5 a By these were the b isles of the
ward, and covered the nakedness c 
Gentiles divided in their d lands; ev-
of their father; and their faces were ery one after his tongue, after their
backward, and they saw not their e 
families, in their nations.
father’s nakedness. 6 ¶ And the sons of a Ham; b Cush,
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and c Mizraim, and d Phut, and Ca-
and knew what his younger son had naan.
done unto him. 7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and
25 And he said, a Cursed be b Ca- Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah,
naan; a servant of servants shall and Sabtecha: and the sons of
he be unto his brethren. Raa­mah; Sheba, and Dedan.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord 8 And Cush begat a Nimrod: he be-
God of Shem; and Canaan shall be gan to be a mighty one in the earth.
his a servant. 9 He was a mighty hunter before
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even
he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; as a Nimrod the mighty hunter be-
and Canaan shall be his servant. fore the Lord.
16 b tg  New and b Gen. 5:32. e tg  Family.
Everlasting Covenant. 2 a Ezek. 38:6. 6 a 1 Chr. 1:8 (8–10);
17 a tg  Signs. b Ezek. 38:2; Rev. 20:8. Abr. 1:21, 25 (20–25).
18 a Gen. 5:32; Moses 8:12. c Ps. 120:5; b ie  Ethiopians,
19 a tg  Nations. Ezek. 27:13; 38:2. Egyptians, Libyans,
25 a tg  Curse. 3 a Ezek. 27:14; 38:6. and Canaanites. See
b Moses 7:8 (7–12), 22; 4 a 1 Chr. 1:7. 1 Chr. 1:4–23.
Abr. 1:22 (21–25). b Ezek. 27:7. c ie  Egypt.
26 a jst  Gen. 9:30 . . . c Septuagint and 1 Chr. D&C 136:22;
servant, and a veil of 1:7: Rodanim. Abr. 1:23 (20–25); 2:21.
darkness shall cover him, 5 a heb  From these. d Nahum 3:9.
that he shall be known b or  coasts, continents. 8 a 1 Chr. 1:10;
among all men. c tg  Gentiles. Ether 2:1 (1, 4).
10 1 a ie  genealogical lines. d tg  Nations. 9 a Micah 5:6.
15 Genesis 10:10–11:4

10 And the beginning of his king- for in his days was the earth b di-
dom was a Babel, and Erech, and vided; and his brother’s name was
Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Joktan.
Shinar. 26 And Joktan begat Almodad,
11 Out of that land went forth As- and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth,
shur, and builded Nineveh, and the and Jerah,
city Rehoboth, and Calah, 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and
12 And Resen between Nineveh Diklah,
and Calah: the same is a great city. 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and
13 And a Mizraim begat Ludim, Sheba,
and Anamim, and Lehabim, and 29 And Ophir, and a Havilah, and
Naphtuhim, Jobab: all these were the sons of
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, Joktan.
(out of whom came a Philistim,) and 30 And their dwelling was from
Caphtorim. Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar
15 ¶ And a Canaan begat Sidon his a mount of the east.
firstborn, and Heth, 31 These are the sons of Shem, after
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amor- their families, after their tongues,
ite, and the Girgasite, in their lands, after their nations.
17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, 32 These are the families of the sons
and the Sinite, of Noah, after their generations, in
18 And the Arvadite, and the their a nations: and b by these were
Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and the c nations divided in the earth
afterward were the families of the after the flood.
Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And the border of the Canaan- Chapter 11
ites was from Sidon, as thou comest All men speak the same language—They
to a Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, build the Tower of Babel—The Lord
unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and
Admah, and Zeboim, even unto confounds their language and scatters
Lasha. them over all the earth—The genera-
20 These are the sons of Ham, after tions of Shem include Abram, whose
their families, after their tongues, in wife is Sarai—Abram leaves Ur and
their countries, and in their nations. settles in Haran.
21 ¶ Unto Shem also, the father And the whole earth was of one
of all the children of a Eber, the a 
language, and of one speech.
brother of Japheth the elder, even 2 And it came to pass, as they
to him were children born. journeyed from the east, that they
22 The children of a Shem; Elam, found a plain in the land of a Shi-
and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and nar; and they dwelt there.
Lud, and Aram. 3 And they said one to another,
23 And the children of Aram; a Uz, Go to, let us make brick, and burn
and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. them throughly. And they had brick
24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and for stone, and a slime had they for
Salah begat Eber. mortar.
25 And unto Eber were born two 4 And they said, Go to, let us build
sons: the name of one was a Peleg; us a city and a tower, whose top may
10 a or  (later) Babylon. 18 a Gen. 12:6; 13:7. 32 a tg  Nations.
b Gen. 11:2; 2 Ne. 21:11. 19 a Gen. 20:1. b heb  from.
13 a 1 Chr. 1:11 (11–16). 21 a Gen. 14:13. c tg  Nations.
14 a Gen. 21:34; 22 a 1 Chr. 1:17 (17–25). 11 1 a
tg  Language.
1 Chr. 1:12; 23 a Job 1:1. 2 a Gen. 10:10; 14:1;
2 Ne. 12:6; 19:12. 25 a ie  Division. Dan. 1:2.
15 a Moses 7:7 (6–8); b tg  Earth, Dividing of. 3 a or  bitumen.
Abr. 1:22 (21–22). 29 a Gen. 2:11. Gen. 14:10.
Genesis 11:5–31 16

reach unto heaven; and let us make 17 And Eber lived after he begat
us a a name, lest we be scattered Peleg four hundred and thirty years,
abroad upon the face of the whole and begat sons and daughters.
earth. 18 And Peleg lived thirty years,
5 And the Lord came down to see and begat Reu:
the city and the tower, which the 19 And Peleg lived after he begat
children of men builded. Reu two hundred and nine years,
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the and begat sons and daughters.
people is one, and they have all one 20 And Reu lived two and thirty
language; and this they begin to do: years, and begat Serug:
and now nothing will be restrained 21 And Reu lived after he begat
from them, which they have imag- Serug two hundred and seven years,
ined to do. and begat sons and daughters.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there 22 And Serug lived thirty years,
confound their a language, that they and begat Nahor:
may not understand one another’s 23 And Serug lived after he begat
speech. Nahor two hundred years, and be-
8 So the Lord scattered them gat sons and daughters.
abroad from thence upon the face 24 And Nahor lived nine and
of all the earth: and they left off to twenty years, and begat a Terah:
build the acity. 25 And Nahor lived after he begat
9 Therefore is the name of it called Terah an hundred and nineteen
Babel; because the Lord did there years, and begat sons and daughters.
confound the b language of all the 26 And a Terah lived seventy years,
earth: and from thence did the Lord and begat b Abram, Nahor, and Ha-
scatter them d abroad upon the face ran.
of all the earth. 27 ¶ Now these are the generations
10 ¶ These are the generations of of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Na-
Shem: Shem was an hundred years hor, and Haran; and Haran begat
old, and begat Arphaxad two years Lot.
after the flood: 28 And Haran died before his
11 And Shem lived after he begat father Terah in the land of his na-
Arphaxad five hundred years, and tivity, in Ur of the a Chaldees.
begat sons and daughters. 29 And Abram and Nahor took
12 And Arphaxad lived five and them wives: the name of Abram’s
thirty years, and begat Salah: wife was a Sarai; and the name of
13 And Arphaxad lived after he Nahor’s wife, b Milcah, the daughter
begat Salah four hundred and three of Haran, the father of Milcah, and
years, and begat sons and daughters. the father of Iscah.
14 And Salah lived thirty years, 30 But Sarai was a barren; she had
and begat Eber: no child.
15 And Salah lived after he begat 31 And Terah took Abram his son,
Eber four hundred and three years, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s
and begat sons and daughters. son, and Sarai his daughter in law,
16 And Eber lived four and thirty his son Abram’s wife; and they went
years, and begat a Peleg: forth with them from Ur of the
4 a tg  Name. b tg  Language. Abr. 1:1.
7 a Omni 1:22; c 1 Ne. 10:13 (12–13). 28 a Job 1:17;
Mosiah 28:17. tg  Book of Mormon. Abr. 1:1, 20 (20, 29–30);
tg  Communication. d Ether 1:33 (33–43). 2:4 (1, 4).
8 a jst  Gen. 11:6 . . . city, 16 a tg  Earth, Dividing of. 29 a Gen. 12:5;
and they hearkened not 24 a Abr. 2:1 (1–4). Abr. 2:2.
unto the Lord . . . 26 a Abr. 2:1 (1–2). b Gen. 22:20; 24:15;
9 a heb  balal, “mix,” b Luke 3:34 (34–36); Abr. 2:2.
“confound” (a word Hel. 8:18 (16–19); 30 a tg  Barren.
play on Babel). D&C 136:37;
17 Genesis 11:32–12:12
Chaldees, to go into the land of b Ca- their substance that they had gath-
naan; and they came unto c Haran, ered, and the souls that they had
and dwelt there. d 
gotten in e Haran; and they went
32 And the days of Terah were two forth to go into the land of Canaan;
hundred and five years: and Terah and into the land of Canaan they
died in Haran. came.
6 ¶ And Abram passed through
Chapter 12 the land unto the place of Sichem,
Abram will become a great nation— unto the plain of Moreh. And the
He and his seed will bless all the
Canaanite was then in the land.
families of the earth—He travels from 7 And the Lord appeared unto
Haran to the land of Canaan—Be- Abram, and said, a Unto thy b seed
will I give this c land: and there
cause of famine, he goes down into builded he an d altar unto the Lord,
Egypt—Abram and Sarai are tested in who appeared unto him.
Pharaoh’s court. 8 And he removed from thence
Now the Lord had a  said unto unto a mountain on the east of
Abram, c Get thee out of thy d coun-
b  a 
Beth-el, and pitched his tent, hav-
try, and from thy e kindred, and from ing b Beth-el on the west, and c Hai
thy f father’s house, unto a g land that on the east: and there he builded
I will shew thee: an altar unto the Lord, and d called
2 And I will make of thee a a great upon the e name of the Lord.
nation, and I will c bless thee, and 9 And Abram journeyed, going on
make thy d name great; and thou still toward the south.
shalt be a blessing: 10 ¶ And there was a a famine in
3 And I will a bless them that bless the land: and Abram went down
thee, and b curse him that c curseth into Egypt to sojourn there; for the
thee: and in thee shall all d families famine was grievous in the land.
of the earth be e blessed. 11 And it came to pass, when he
4 So Abram departed, as the Lord was come near to enter into Egypt,
had spoken unto him; and Lot went that he a said unto Sarai his wife,
with him: and Abram was a seventy Behold now, I know that thou art a
and five years old when he departed fair woman to look upon:
out of Haran. 12 Therefore it shall come to pass,
5 And Abram took a Sarai his wife, when the Egyptians shall see thee,
and b Lot his c brother’s son, and all that they shall say, This is his wife:
31 a Acts 7:4 (2, 4). 3 Ne. 20:25 (25, 27). Abr. 2:15.
b Abr. 2:3 (1–4), d Abr. 2:10 (8–11). e Gen. 11:31.
19 (6, 15–19). tg  Name. 6 a Gen. 10:18 (15–19); 13:7;
c Gen. 12:5; 24:4; 3 a tg  Blessing. Moses 7:7 (7–8);
Acts 7:2 (2–3); b tg  Curse. Abr. 1:22 (21–25); 2:18.
Abr. 2:4 (1–6, 14). c Ex. 23:22 (20–23). 7 a Ex. 33:1.
12 1 a Acts 7:2 (1–8, 16); d tg  Abrahamic b Neh. 9:8.
Abr. 2:3 (3–4). Covenant; Family; c tg  Israel, Land of;
b Neh. 9:7; Heb. 11:8. Family, Patriarchal; Lands of Inheritance;
c Gen. 20:13; Israel, Mission of. Promised Lands.
1 Ne. 2:2; e tg  Election; Missionary d Gen. 13:4 (3–4); 26:25;
Ether 1:42; Work; Mission of 1 Ne. 2:7; Abr. 2:17.
Abr. 2:3. Early Saints; Mission 8 a Gen. 28:19 (16–19);
d Isa. 51:2; of Latter-day Saints; Josh. 16:2 (1–2);
Abr. 1:16. Priesthood, History of; 2 Kgs. 2:2.
e Abr. 1:5 (1–7). Seed of Abraham. b Gen. 13:3.
f Gen. 24:7. 4 a Abr. 2:14. c or  Ai.
g tg  Promised Lands. 5 a Gen. 11:29; Abr. 2:2. d Abr. 2:20.
2 a Gen. 28:3 (3–4). b Gen. 14:12; Abr. 2:15. tg  Prayer.
b tg  Israel, Blessings of; c Gen. 13:8. e tg  Name.
Israel, Origins of. d heb  made; i.e., 10 a tg  Famine.
c 1 Ne. 22:9; converted. 11 a Abr. 2:22.
Genesis 12:13–13:12 18

and they will kill me, but they will 3 And he went on his journeys
save thee alive. from the south even to a Beth-el, unto
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my the place where his tent had been
sister: that it may be well with me at the beginning, between Beth-el
for thy sake; and my soul shall live and b Hai;
because of thee. 4 Unto the place of the a altar,
14 ¶ And it came to pass, that, which he had made there at the
when Abram was come into Egypt, first: and there Abram b called on the
the Egyptians a beheld the woman name of the Lord.
that she was very fair. 5 ¶ And Lot also, which went with
15 The princes also of Pharaoh Abram, had flocks, and herds, and
saw her, and commended her be- tents.
fore Pharaoh: and the woman was 6 And the land was not able to
taken into Pharaoh’s house. bear them, that they might dwell
16 And he entreated Abram well together: for their substance was
for her sake: and he had sheep, great, so that they could not dwell
and oxen, and he asses, and men­ together.
servants, and maidservants, and 7 And there was a strife between
she asses, and camels. the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and
17 And the Lord a plagued Pharaoh the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the
and his house with great b plagues a 
Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled
because of Sarai Abram’s wife. then in the land.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let
and said, What is this that thou hast there be no a strife, I pray thee, be-
done unto me? why didst thou not tween me and thee, and between
tell me that she was thy wife? my herdmen and thy herdmen; for
19 Why saidst thou, She is my a sis- we be b brethren.
ter? so I might have taken her to 9 Is not the whole land before thee?
me to wife: now therefore behold separate thyself, I pray thee, from
thy wife, take her, and go thy way. me: if thou wilt take the left hand,
20 And Pharaoh commanded his then I will go to the right; or if thou
men concerning him: and they depart to the right hand, then I will
sent him away, and his wife, and go to the left.
all that he had. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and
beheld all the plain of Jordan, that
Chapter 13 it was well watered every where,
before the Lord destroyed a Sodom
Abram returns from Egypt—He and and Gomorrah, even as the garden
Lot part—The Lord will make Abram’s of the Lord, like the land of Egypt,
seed as the dust of the earth in num- as thou comest unto b Zoar.
ber—Abram settles in Hebron. 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain
And Abram went up out of Egypt, of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east:
he, and his wife, and all that he had, and they separated themselves the
and Lot with him, into the south. one from the other.
2 And Abram was very a rich in 12 Abram dwelled in the land of
cattle, in silver, and in gold. Canaan, and a Lot dwelled in the
13 a Gen. 20:5 (1–18); Abr. 2:25 (22–25). Abr. 1:21 (21–22, 27).
26:7 (6–11); 13 2 a Gen. 24:35. 8 a tg  Contention;
Abr. 2:24 (21–25). 3 a Gen. 12:8 (8–9). Strife.
14 a tg  Covet. b or  Ai. b Gen. 12:5.
17 a Gen. 20:18; Abr. 2:20. 10 a Gen. 19:24 (24–25);
1 Chr. 16:21 (18–22); 4 a Gen. 12:7 (7–8); Deut. 32:32;
Ps. 105:14 (12–15). Abr. 2:20. Isa. 3:9 (9–11).
b tg  Plague. b Gen. 4:26; b Gen. 14:2 (2, 8);
18 a Gen. 20:9 (9–10). Abr. 1:2; 2:20 (18–20). 19:22 (20–25).
19 a Gen. 20:12; 7 a Gen. 10:18 (15–19); 12:6; 12 a Gen. 19:9.
19 Genesis 13:13–14:13

cities of the plain, and pitched his in the vale of Siddim, which is the
tent toward Sodom. a 
salt sea.
13 But the men of a Sodom were 4 Twelve years they served Che-
wicked and sinners before the dorlaomer, and in the thirteenth
Lord exceedingly. year they rebelled.
14 ¶ And the Lord said unto 5 And in the fourteenth year came
Abram, after that Lot was separated Chedorlaomer, and the kings that
from him, Lift up now thine eyes, were with him, and smote the
and look from the place where thou a 
Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim,
art northward, and southward, and and the b Zuzims in Ham, and the
eastward, and a westward: c 
Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
15 For all the a land which thou 6 And the a Horites in their mount
seest, to thee will I give it, and to Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the
thy seed for ever. wilderness.
16 And I will make thy a seed as the 7 And they returned, and came to
dust of the earth: so that if a man En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and
can number the dust of the earth, smote all the country of the Amale-
then shall thy seed also be numbered. kites, and also the Amorites, that
17 Arise, walk through the land in dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.
the length of it and in the breadth 8 And there went out the king of
of it; for I will give it unto thee. Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah,
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and the king of Admah, and the king
and came and dwelt a in the plain of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the
of Mamre, which is in b Hebron, and same is Zoar;) and they joined bat-
built there an c altar unto the Lord. tle with them in the vale of Siddim;
9 With Chedorlaomer the king of
Chapter 14 Elam, and with Tidal king of na-
tions, and Amraphel king of Shinar,
Lot is captured in the battles of the and Arioch king of Ellasar; four
kings—He is rescued by Abram — kings with five.
Melchizedek administers bread and 10 And the vale of Siddim was
wine and blesses Abram—Abram pays full of a slimepits; and the kings of
tithes—He declines to accept the spoils Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell
of conquest. there; and they that remained fled
And it came to pass in the days of to the mountain.
Amraphel king of a Shinar, Arioch 11 And they took all the goods of
king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their
of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; victuals, and went their way.
2 That these made war with Bera 12 And they took a Lot, Abram’s
king of Sodom, and with Birsha king brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom,
of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and his goods, and departed.
and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and 13 ¶ And there came one that had
the king of Bela, which is a Zoar. escaped, and told Abram the a He-
3 All these were joined together brew; for he dwelt b in the plain
13 a Ezek. 16:49. Promised Lands. 19:22 (20–25).
b tg  Homosexual Behavior. 16 a Gen. 22:17; D&C 132:30; 3 a Num. 34:3 (2–3).
14 a jst  Gen. 13:12–13 . . . Abr. 2:10; 3:14. 5 a Gen. 6:4; Deut. 3:11.
westward; and remember tg  Israel, Blessings of. b Deut. 2:20 (20–21).
the covenant which I make b 1 Kgs. 3:8; c Deut. 2:10 (10–11).
with thee; for it shall be an Ps. 80:10 (10–11). 6 a Deut. 2:12.
everlasting covenant; and 18 a heb  by the 10 a or  bitumen pits.
thou shalt remember the terebinth(s) of. Gen. 11:3.
days of Enoch thy father; b Gen. 23:2. 12 a Gen. 12:5.
15 a Gen. 15:18 (18–21); c Gen. 26:25. 13 a Gen. 10:21.
Josh. 1:2 (2–4). 14 1 a Gen. 11:2. b heb  by the terebinth(s)
tg  Lands of Inheritance; 2 a Gen. 13:10; of Mamre.
Genesis 14:14–15:5 20

of Mamre the Amorite, brother of 23 That I will not take from a

Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and thread even to a shoelatchet, and
these were confederate with Abram. that I will not take any thing that
14 And when Abram heard that his is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I
brother was taken captive, a he armed have made Abram a rich:
his trained servants, b born in his own 24 Save only that which the young
house, three hundred and eighteen, men have eaten, and the portion of
and pursued them unto Dan. the men which went with me, Aner,
15 And he divided himself against Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take
them, he and his servants, by night, their a portion.
and smote them, and pursued them
unto Hobah, which is on the a left Chapter 15
hand of Damascus.
16 And he brought back all the Abram desires offspring—The Lord
goods, and also brought again his promises him seed in number as the
brother Lot, and his goods, and the stars—Abram believes the promise—
women also, and the people. His seed will be strangers in Egypt—
17 ¶ And the king of Sodom went Then, after four generations, they will
out to meet him after his return inherit Canaan.
from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, After these things the word of
and of the kings that were with him, the Lord came unto Abram in a
at the valley of Shaveh, which is the a 
vision, saying, b Fear not, Abram:
king’s dale. I am thy c shield, and thy exceeding
18 And a Melchizedek king of b Sa- great reward.
lem brought forth c bread and wine: 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what
and he was the e priest of the most wilt thou give me, seeing I go child-
high God. less, and the a steward of my house
19 And he blessed him, and said, is this Eliezer of Damascus?
Blessed be Abram of the most high 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me
God, c possessor of heaven and earth: thou hast given no seed: and, lo,
20 And a blessed be the most high a 
one born in my house is mine heir.
God, which hath delivered thine en- 4 And, behold, the word of the
emies into thy hand. And he gave Lord came unto him, saying, This
him b tithes of all. shall not be thine heir; but he that
21 And the king of Sodom said shall come forth out of thine own
unto Abram, Give me the persons, bowels shall be thine heir.
and take the a goods to thyself. 5 And he brought him forth abroad,
22 And Abram said to the king of and said, Look now toward heaven,
Sodom, I have lift up mine hand and a tell the b stars, if thou be able
unto the Lord, the most high God, to c number them: and he said unto
the possessor of heaven and earth, him, So shall thy d seed be.
14 a or  he led forth. High Priest, Melchizedek (Appendix).
b Gen. 15:3. Priesthood; Priesthood, 15 1 a tg  Vision.
15 a ie  north. Melchizedek. b Gen. 26:24;
16 a tg  Family, Love within. 19 a tg  Blessing. 1 Ne. 22:17.
17 a 2 Sam. 18:18. b tg  God the Father, tg  Courage;
18 a heb  King of Elohim. Fearful.
righteousness. c or  creator. c tg  Protection, Divine.
b tg  Jerusalem. 20 a Job 1:21; 2 a Gen. 24:2.
c Ex. 18:12. D&C 36:3. 3 a heb  a son of my house.
tg  Bread. b Alma 13:15. Gen. 14:14.
d jst  Gen. 14:17 . . . and tg  Tithing. 5 a heb  count.
he brake bread and blest 21 a 2 Kgs. 5:15. b Deut. 10:22;
it; and he blest the wine, 23 a 1 Sam. 2:7; Neh. 9:23;
he being the priest of the 4 Ne. 1:3; D&C 132:30.
most high God, D&C 6:7; 38:16. c 1 Chr. 27:23.
e tg  Church Organization; 24 a jst  Gen. 14:25–40 d tg  Seed of Abraham.
21 Genesis 15:6–16:3

6 a And he b believed in the Lord; the iniquity of the Amorites is not

and he counted it to him for c righ- yet c full.
teousness. 17 And it came to pass, that, when
7 And he said unto him, I am the the sun went down, and it was dark,
Lord that brought thee out of Ur behold a smoking furnace, and a
of the Chaldees, to give thee this burning lamp that a passed between
land to a inherit it. those pieces.
8 And he said, Lord God, whereby 18 In the same day the Lord made
shall I a know that I shall inherit it? a a covenant with Abram, saying,
9 And he said unto him, Take me Unto thy seed have I given this
an heifer of three years old, and a b 
land, from c the river of Egypt unto
she goat of three years old, and a the great river, the river d Euphrates:
ram of three years old, and a turtle­ 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites,
dove, and a young pigeon. and the Kadmonites,
10 And he took unto him all these, 20 And the Hittites, and the Periz­
and a divided them in the midst, and zites, and the Rephaims,
laid each piece one against another: 21 And the Amorites, and the Ca-
but the birds divided he not. naanites, and the Girgashites, and
11 And when the fowls came down the Jebusites.
upon the carcases, Abram drove
them away. Chapter 16
12 And when the sun was going Sarai gives Hagar to Abram as his
down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; wife—Hagar flees from Sarai—An angel
and, lo, an horror of great a darkness commands Hagar to return and submit
fell upon him.
13 And he said unto Abram, Know herself to Sarai—Hagar bears Ishmael.
of a surety that thy seed shall be a Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him
stranger in a land that is not theirs, no children: and she had an hand-
and shall serve them; and they shall maid, an a Egyptian, whose name
afflict them four hundred years; was b Hagar.
14 And also that nation, whom 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Be-
they shall serve, will I judge: and hold now, the Lord hath restrained
afterward shall they a come out with me from bearing: I pray thee, go in
great b substance. unto my a maid; it may be that I may
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers obtain children by her. And Abram
in peace; thou shalt be buried in a hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
good a old age. 3 And Sarai Abram’s wife took
16 But in the a fourth generation Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after
they shall come b hither again: for Abram had dwelt ten years in the
6 a jst  Gen. 15:9–12 D&C 136:22. 18 a tg  Abrahamic
(Appendix). b Ex. 12:36. Covenant.
b tg  Faith. 15 a tg  Old Age. b Gen. 13:15 (14–17);
c tg  Righteousness. 16 a Note in Ex. 6:16–20 Josh. 1:2 (2–4).
7 a Num. 32:18. that four generations of tg  Israel, Land of;
8 a Judg. 6:17 (17–18); Levi’s descendants are Promised Lands.
2 Kgs. 20:8 (8–9); named; they include c ie  the Wadi El Arish
Luke 1:18 (18–19). (1) Levi, (2) Kohath, in northern Sinai.
10 a Jer. 34:18 (18–19). (3) Amram, (4) Moses. Ex. 23:31;
12 a JS—H 1:15 (15–17). tg  Israel, Bondage of, in 1 Kgs. 4:21.
13 a tg  Israel, Bondage of, in Egypt. d Deut. 11:24 (22–25).
Egypt; Stranger. b Ex. 3:17. 16 1 a Gen. 21:21;
b Ex. 1:11 (10–11); c 1 Ne. 17:35 (32–35); Abr. 1:22 (21–22); 2:21.
1 Ne. 17:25 (23–25). Alma 37:31; b Gen. 21:9;
14 a Ex. 2:24; Hel. 13:14; Gal. 4:24;
1 Ne. 5:15; 19:10; Ether 2:9 (8–10); D&C 132:34 (34, 65).
Mosiah 12:34; D&C 61:31; 101:11. 2 a Gal. 4:22 (21–31);
Alma 36:28; 17 a Jer. 34:18 (18–19). D&C 132:34, 65.
Genesis 16:4–17:4 22

land of Canaan, and gave her to 13 And she called the name of the
her husband Abram to be his wife. Lord that spake unto her, Thou God
4 ¶ And he went in unto Hagar, seest me: for she said, Have I also
and she conceived: and when she here looked after him that seeth me?
saw that she had conceived, her 14 Wherefore the a well was called
mistress was despised in her eyes. b 
Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My Kadesh and Bered.
wrong be upon thee: I have given 15 ¶ And Hagar a bare Abram a son:
my maid into thy bosom; and when and Abram called his son’s name,
she saw that she had conceived, I which Hagar bare, b Ishmael.
was a despised in her eyes: the Lord 16 And Abram was fourscore and
judge between me and thee. six years old, when Hagar bare Ish-
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Be- mael to Abram.
hold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to
her a as it pleaseth thee. And when Chapter 17
Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled Abram is commanded to be perfect—He
from her face. will be a father of many nations—His
7 ¶ And the angel of the Lord name is changed to Abraham—The Lord
found her by a fountain of water covenants to be a God unto Abraham
in the wilderness, by the fountain and his seed forever—Also, the Lord
in the way to a Shur. gives Abraham the land of Canaan for
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, an everlasting possession—Circumci-
whence camest thou? and whither sion becomes a token of the everlasting
wilt thou go? And she said, I flee covenant between God and Abraham—
from the face of my mistress Sarai. Sarai’s name is changed to Sarah—She
9 And the a angel of the Lord said will bear Isaac, with whom the Lord will
unto her, Return to thy mistress, and establish His covenant—Abraham and
submit thyself under her hands. the men of his house are circumcised.
10 And the angel of the Lord said
unto her, I will multiply thy a seed And when Abram was ninety years
exceedingly, that it shall not be old and nine, the Lord a appeared
numbered for multitude. to b Abram, and said unto him, I am
11 And the angel of the Lord said the c Almighty God; d walk before
unto her, Behold, thou art with child, me, and be thou e perfect.
and shalt bear a son, and shalt call 2 And I will make my a covenant
his name a Ishmael; because the Lord between me and thee, and will mul-
hath heard thy affliction. tiply thee exceedingly.
12 And he will be a a wild man; his 3 a And Abram fell on his face: and
hand will be against every man, and God talked with him, saying,
every man’s hand against him; and 4 As for me, behold, my a covenant
he shall dwell in the presence of all is with thee, and thou shalt be a
his brethren. b 
father of many c nations.
5 a Gen. 30:1; Gen. 21:20; 2 a tg  Abrahamic
1 Sam. 1:6 (1–20). Moses 6:38. Covenant.
6 a heb  that which is good 14 a Gen. 24:62. 3 a jst  Gen. 17:3–12
in thine eyes. b ie  The well of Him who (Appendix).
7 a Gen. 20:1; 25:18; liveth and seeth me. 4 a Ex. 6:4.
Ex. 15:22. 15 a Gen. 21:9; 25:12. b 2 Ne. 8:2;
9 a tg  Angels. b Gen. 21:3 (2–3); D&C 109:64; 132:49.
b tg  Submissiveness. 1 Chr. 1:28. tg  Seed of Abraham.
10 a tg  Seed of Abraham. 17 1 a Abr. 2:6 (6, 8, 19); 3:11. c jst  Gen. 17:8–9 . . .
11 a ie  God hears. b Ex. 6:3 (2–3). nations. And this
12 a heb  wild ass c tg  God, Power of; covenant I make, that thy
(metaphorical here for Jesus Christ, Power of. children may be known
freedom-loving; d tg  Walking with God. among all nations . . .
probably a nomad). e tg  Integrity; Perfection. tg  Nations.
23 Genesis 17:5–21

5 Neither shall thy name any more must needs be circumcised: and my
be called Abram, but thy name shall covenant shall be in your flesh for
be a Abraham; for a father of many an a everlasting covenant.
nations have I made thee. 14 And the uncircumcised man
6 And I will make thee exceeding child whose flesh of his foreskin is
fruitful, and I will make b nations not circumcised, that soul shall be
of thee, and c kings shall come out a 
cut off from his people; he hath
of thee. broken my covenant.
7 a And I will establish my b cov- 15 ¶ And God said unto Abraham,
enant between me and thee and thy As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not
seed after thee in their generations call her name Sarai, but a Sarah shall
for an c everlasting covenant, to be her name be.
a d God unto thee, and to thy seed 16 And I will bless her, and a give
after thee. thee a son also of her: yea, I will
8 And I will a give unto thee, and bless her, and she shall be a b mother
to thy seed after thee, the b land of nations; kings of people shall
wherein thou art a c stranger, all the be of her.
land of e Canaan, for an everlasting 17 a Then Abraham fell upon his
possession; and I will be their g God. face, and b laughed, and said in his
9 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, heart, Shall a child be born unto
Thou shalt keep my covenant there- him that is an c hundred years old?
fore, thou, and thy seed after thee and shall Sarah, that is ninety years
in their generations. old, bear?
10 This is my a covenant, which ye 18 And Abraham said unto God, O
shall keep, between me and you and that a Ishmael might live before thee!
thy seed after thee; Every man child 19 And God said, a Sarah thy wife
among you shall be b circumcised. shall bear thee a son indeed; and
11 And ye shall a circumcise the thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I
flesh of your foreskin; and it shall will establish my b covenant with
be a b token of the c covenant betwixt him for an everlasting covenant,
me and you. and with his seed after him.
12 And he that is a eight days old 20 And as for a Ishmael, I have
shall be circumcised among you, heard thee: Behold, I have blessed
every man child in your genera- him, and will make him fruitful,
tions, he that is born in the house, and will multiply him exceedingly;
or b  bought with money of any b 
twelve princes shall he beget, and
stranger, which is not of thy seed. I will make him a great nation.
13 He that is born in thy house, and 21 But my a covenant will I estab-
he that is bought with thy money, lish with Isaac, which Sarah shall
5 a 1 Chr. 1:27. f Gen. 48:4; Abr. 2:6. 16 a tg  God, Gifts of.
6 a Gen. 26:22. g Ex. 6:7. b Gen. 24:60; 25:23.
b tg  Israel, Blessings of. 10 a tg  Covenants. tg  Marriage,
c tg  Kings, Earthly. b tg  Circumcision. Motherhood;
7 a jst  Gen. 17:11–12 11 a Acts 15:24; Moro. 8:8. Seed of Abraham.
(Appendix). b tg  Signs. 17 a jst  Gen. 17:23–24
b tg  Israel, Mission of; c 3 Ne. 20:12. (Appendix).
New and Everlasting 12 a D&C 84:28 (27–28). b heb  (also) rejoiced.
Covenant. b Ex. 12:44 (43–45). jst  Gen. 17:23 . . .
c 2 Ne. 29:14 (13–14). 13 a The covenant is rejoiced . . .
d Gen. 24:12. everlasting, but tg  Laughter.
8 a tg  God, Gifts of. circumcision as a sign c Gen. 21:5.
b tg  Promised Lands. of such a covenant was 18 a Gen. 21:11.
c tg  Stranger. later discontinued. See 19 a Gen. 18:10 (10, 14); 21:1.
d tg  Israel, Land of. Acts 15:1, 24–29; b tg  Seed of Abraham.
e Ex. 3:8 (1–10); Gal. 2:3–4; 5:12–15. 20 a tg  Seed of Abraham.
Num. 34:2 (1–29); 14 a Ex. 4:24. b Gen. 25:16.
Abr. 2:19 (6, 19). 15 a ie  Princess. 21 a tg  Abrahamic Covenant.
Genesis 17:22–18:14 24

bear unto thee at this set b time in 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be
the next year. fetched, and a wash your feet, and
22 And he left off talking with him, b 
rest yourselves under the tree:
and God went up from Abraham. 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread,
23 ¶ And Abraham took Ishmael and a comfort ye your hearts; after
his son, and all that were born in that ye shall pass on: for therefore
his house, and all that were bought are ye b come to your servant. And
with his money, every male among they said, So do, as thou hast said.
the men of Abraham’s house; and 6 And Abraham hastened into the
circumcised the flesh of their fore- tent unto Sarah, and said, Make
skin in the selfsame day, as God had ready quickly three measures of
said unto him. fine meal, knead it, and make cakes
24 And Abraham was ninety years upon the hearth.
old and nine, when he was circum- 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd,
cised in the flesh of his foreskin. and fetcht a calf tender and good,
25 And Ishmael his son was thir- and gave it unto a young man; and
teen years old, when he was circum- he hasted to dress it.
cised in the flesh of his foreskin. 8 And he took butter, and milk,
26 In the selfsame day was Abra- and the calf which he had dressed,
ham circumcised, and Ishmael his and set it before them; and he stood
son. by them under the tree, and they
27 And all the men of his house, did eat.
born in the house, and bought with 9 ¶ And they said unto him, Where
money of the stranger, were circum- is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Be-
cised with him. hold, in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly
Chapter 18 return unto thee according to the
time of life; and, lo, a Sarah thy wife
Abraham entertains three holy men— shall have a b son. And Sarah heard
They promise that Sarah will have a it in the tent door, which was be-
son—Abraham will command his chil- hind him.
dren to be just—The Lord appears to 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were
him—They discuss the destruction of a 
old and well stricken in age; and it
Sodom and Gomorrah. b 
ceased to be with Sarah after the
And the Lord a appeared unto him manner of women.
in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within
the tent door in the heat of the day; herself, saying, After I am waxed
2 And he lift up his eyes and old shall I have pleasure, my lord
looked, and, lo, three a men stood being a old also?
by him: and when he saw them, he 13 And the Lord said unto Abra-
ran to meet them from the tent ham, Wherefore did Sarah a laugh,
door, and b bowed himself toward saying, Shall I of a surety bear a
the ground, child, which am b old?
3 And said, My a Lord, if now I have 14 Is any thing too a hard for the
found favour in thy sight, pass not Lord? At the time appointed I will
away, I pray thee, from thy servant: return unto thee, according to the
21 b Gen. 21:2. Ether 6:12. 11 a tg  Old Age.
23 a tg  Circumcision. tg  Courtesy. b tg  Barren.
18 1 a tg  Jesus Christ, 3 a jst  Gen. 18:3 . . . 12 a Gen. 21:7;
Appearances, brethren . . . Ether 7:3 (3–7, 26); 9:23.
Antemortal. 4 a tg  Wash. 13 a tg  Laughter.
2 a See jst Gen. 18:23 b tg  Hospitality. b Luke 1:18.
(Gen. 18:22 note a). 5 a or  sustain . . . 14 a Luke 1:37;
Josh. 5:13. b Gen. 19:8. Rom. 4:21.
tg  Angels. 10 a Gen. 17:19; 21:1. tg  God, Power of.
b 3 Ne. 11:19; b tg  Seed of Abraham.
25 Genesis 18:15–32
time of life, and Sarah shall have also destroy and not a spare the
a son. place for the fifty righteous that
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I are therein?
laughed not; for she was afraid. And 25 That be far from thee to do
he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. after this manner, to slay the righ-
16 ¶ And the men rose up from teous with the wicked: and that the
thence, and looked toward Sodom: righteous should be as the wicked,
and Abraham went with them to that be far from thee: Shall not the
bring them on the way. a 
Judge of all the earth do right?
17 And the Lord said, Shall I a hide 26 And the Lord said, If I find in
from Abraham that thing which I do; Sodom fifty a righteous within the
18 Seeing that Abraham shall city, then I will spare all the place
surely become a great and mighty for their sakes.
nation, and all the b nations of the 27 And Abraham answered and
earth shall be c blessed in him? said, Behold now, I have taken upon
19 For I a know him, that he will me to speak unto the Lord, which
command his c children and his am but a dust and ashes:
household after him, and they 28 Peradventure there shall lack
shall e keep the way of the Lord, to five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou
do justice and f judgment; that the destroy all the city for lack of five?
Lord may bring upon Abraham And he said, If I find there forty
that which he hath spoken of him. and five, I will not destroy it.
20 And the Lord said, Because 29 And he spake unto him yet
the a cry of Sodom and Gomorrah again, and said, Peradventure there
is great, and because their b sin is shall be forty found there. And he
very grievous; said, I will not do it for forty’s sake.
21 I will go down now, and see 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not
whether they have done altogether the Lord be angry, and I will speak:
according to the cry of it, which Peradventure there shall thirty be
is come unto me; and if not, I will found there. And he said, I will not
know. do it, if I find thirty there.
22  a And the men turned their 31 And he said, Behold now, I have
faces from thence, and went to- taken upon me to speak unto the
ward Sodom: but Abraham b stood Lord: Peradventure there shall be
yet before the Lord. twenty found there. And he said,
23 ¶ And Abraham drew near, and I will not destroy it for twenty’s
said, Wilt thou also a destroy the sake.
righteous with the c wicked? 32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord
24 Peradventure there be fifty be a angry, and I will speak yet but
righteous within the city: wilt thou this once: Peradventure ten shall be
14 b 2 Kgs. 4:16. d Alma 23:3. 23 a 1 Ne. 22:16;
17 a Abr. 3:15. e tg  Loyalty; Omni 1:7 (6–7);
tg  Revelation. Trustworthiness. Hel. 13:13 (12–14);
18 a tg  Nations. f tg  Judgment. D&C 64:24.
b tg  Abrahamic 20 a Gen. 19:13; b Gen. 20:4.
Covenant. Mosiah 19:7 (1–9); c tg  Wickedness.
c Zech. 8:13; Morm. 2:13 (10–15). 24 a tg  Worth of Souls.
D&C 110:12; 115:5. b tg  Homosexual 25 a tg  Jesus Christ, Judge.
tg  Israel, Mission of. Behavior. 26 a Jer. 5:1;
19 a tg  God, Omni- 21 a 2 Ne. 27:27. Ezek. 22:30;
science of. 22 a jst  Gen. 18:23 And the 3 Ne. 9:13.
b tg  Family, Children, angels which were holy tg  Righteousness.
Responsibilities toward; men, and were sent forth 27 a Gen. 2:7; 3:19;
Teaching. after the order of God, Mosiah 4:2 (1–3);
c tg  Children; turned their faces . . . Hel. 12:7.
Family. b tg  God, Access to. 32 a Judg. 6:39.
Genesis 18:33–19:14 26

found there. And he said, I will b not 6 And Lot went out at the door unto
destroy it for ten’s sake. them, and shut the door after him,
33 And the Lord a went his way, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren,
as soon as he had left communing do not so wickedly.
with Abraham: and Abraham re- 8 a Behold now, I have two b daugh-
turned unto his place. ters which have not known man; let
me, I pray you, bring them out unto
Chapter 19 you, and do ye to them as is good in
Lot entertains holy men—The men your eyes: only unto these men do
of Sodom seek to abuse Lot’s guests nothing; for therefore c came they
and are smitten with blindness—Lot under the shadow of my roof.
is sent out of Sodom—The Lord rains 9 And they said, Stand back. And
brimstone and fire upon Sodom and they said again, This one fellow came
Gomorrah—Lot’s daughters preserve in to a sojourn, and he will needs
be a judge: now will we deal worse
his seed in the land. with thee, than with them. And
And there came a two b angels to they pressed sore upon the man,
Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the even Lot, and came near to break the
gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them door.
rose up to meet them; and he bowed 10 But the men put forth their
himself with his face toward the hand, and pulled Lot into the house
ground; to them, and shut to the door.
2 And he said, Behold now, my 11 And they smote the men that
lords, turn in, I pray you, into your were at the door of the house with
servant’s house, and tarry all night, a 
blindness, both small and great:
and a wash your feet, and ye shall so that they wearied themselves to
rise up early, and go on your ways. find the door.
And they said, Nay; but we will 12 ¶ And a the men said unto Lot,
abide in the street all night. Hast thou here any besides? son in
3 And he pressed upon them law, and thy sons, and thy daugh-
greatly; and they turned in unto him, ters, and whatsoever thou hast in the
and entered into his house; and he city, b bring them out of this place:
made them a a feast, and did bake 13 For we will destroy this place,
unleavened bread, and they did eat. because the a cry of them is waxen
4 ¶ But before they lay down, the great before the face of the Lord;
men of the city, even the men of and the Lord hath sent us to de-
Sodom, compassed the house round, stroy it.
both old and young, all the people 14 And Lot went out, and spake
from every quarter: unto his sons in law, which mar-
5 And they called unto Lot, and ried his daughters, and said, Up,
said unto him, Where are the men a 
get you b out of this place; for the
which came in to thee this night? Lord will destroy this city. But he
bring them out unto us, that we seemed as one that c mocked unto
may a know them. his sons in law.
32 b Isa. 65:8. this kind of context as a 11 a 2 Kgs. 6:18;
33 a tg  God, Body of, euphemism in place of Acts 13:11 (8–12).
Corporeal Nature. a sexual word. 12 a jst  Gen. 19:18 . . . these
19 1 a jst  Gen. 19:1 . . . Judg. 19:22 (22–28); holy men . . .
three . . . Isa. 3:9. b 1 Ne. 2:2 (1–4);
b heb  messengers. tg  Homosexual Abr. 2:6.
tg  Angels. Behavior. 13 a Gen. 18:20.
2 a tg  Wash. 8 a jst  Gen. 19:9–15 14 a 1 Ne. 5:8;
3 a tg  Hospitality. (Appendix). D&C 133:5 (5–14).
b tg  Bread, Unleavened. b Judg. 19:24 (24–27). b Num. 16:21 (21–26, 45);
5 a “Know” is used in both c Gen. 18:5. Jer. 51:6; Rev. 18:4.
Hebrew and English in 9 a Gen. 13:12. c tg  Mocking.
27 Genesis 19:15–33

15 ¶ And when the morning arose, 24 Then the Lord rained upon
then the a angels hastened b Lot, say- Sodom and upon b Gomorrah c brim-

ing, Arise, take thy wife, and thy stone and fire from the Lord out
two daughters, which are here; lest of heaven;
thou be consumed in the iniquity 25 And he overthrew those cities,
of the city. and all the plain, and all the inhabi­
16 And while he lingered, the men tants of the cities, and that which
laid hold upon his hand, and upon grew upon the ground.
the hand of his wife, and upon the 26 ¶ But his wife a looked back
hand of his two daughters; the Lord from behind him, and she became
being a merciful unto him: and they a b pillar of salt.
brought him forth, and set him 27 ¶ And Abraham gat up early
without the city. in the morning to the place where
17 ¶ And it came to pass, when he stood before the Lord:
they had brought them forth abroad, 28 And he looked toward Sodom
that he said, Escape for thy life; and Gomorrah, and toward all the
look not behind thee, neither stay land of the plain, and beheld, and,
thou in all the plain; escape to the lo, the a smoke of the country went
mountain, lest thou be consumed. up as the smoke of a furnace.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, 29 ¶ And it came to pass, when
not so, my Lord: God destroyed the cities of the
19 Behold now, thy servant hath plain, that God remembered Abra-
found a grace in thy sight, and thou ham, and sent Lot out of the midst
hast magnified thy mercy, which of the overthrow, when he over-
thou hast shewed unto me in sav- threw the cities in the which Lot
ing my life; and I cannot escape to dwelt.
the mountain, lest some evil take 30 ¶ And Lot went up out of Zoar,
me, and I die: and dwelt in the a mountain, and
20 Behold now, this city is near to his two daughters with him; for
flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, he feared to dwell in Zoar: and
let me escape thither, (is it not a he dwelt in a cave, he and his two
little one?) and my soul shall live. daughters.
21 And he said unto him, See, I 31 And the a firstborn said unto
have a accepted thee concerning the younger, Our father is old, and
this thing also, that I will not over- there is not a man in the earth to
throw this city, for the which thou come in unto us after the manner
hast spoken. of all the earth:
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for 32 Come, let us make our father
I cannot do any thing till thou be drink wine, and we will lie with
come thither. Therefore the name him, that we may preserve seed of
of the city was called a Zoar. our father.
23 ¶ The sun was risen upon the 33 And they made their father
earth when Lot entered into Zoar. drink wine that night: and the
15 a tg  Angels. Gen. 13:10; 14:2 (2, 8). Deut. 29:23;
b 2 Pet. 2:7. 24 a Gen. 13:10; Ezek. 16:50 (48–50).
16 a Ps. 103:8; 2 Ne. 1:3; Isa. 13:19; 26 a Gen. 19:17.
Alma 32:22; Moro. 10:3. Jer. 49:18 (18–22); 50:40; b Luke 17:32 (31–33).
17 a Gen. 19:26; Amos 4:11; Zeph. 2:9; 28 a Rev. 18:9 (9, 18); 19:3;
Mosiah 8:13; Luke 17:29; 1 Ne. 19:11;
D&C 133:15. 2 Pet. 2:6 (1–9); 3 Ne. 10:13 (13–14);
b Gen. 19:30. Jude 1:7 (4–7); Morm. 8:29 (29–30);
19 a tg  Grace. 2 Ne. 13:9; 23:19. D&C 45:41 (40–41).
21 a Job 42:9 (8–9); b Deut. 29:23; Hosea 11:8. 30 a Gen. 19:17 (17–19).
D&C 96:6; c heb  combustible 31 a jst  Gen. 19:37 . . .
124:75 (74–76). materials (especially firstborn dealt wickedly,
22 a ie  Little (thing). sulphur and pitch). and said . . .
Genesis 19:34–20:13 28

firstborn went in, and lay with her near her: and he said, Lord, wilt
father; and he perceived not when thou slay also a a righteous nation?
she lay down, nor when she arose. 5 Said he not unto me, She is my
34 And it came to pass on the mor- a 
sister? and she, even she herself
row, that the firstborn said unto the said, He is my b brother: in the c in-
younger, Behold, I lay yesternight tegrity of my heart and innocency
with my father: let us make him of my hands have I done this.
drink wine this night also; and go 6 And God said unto him in a
thou in, and lie with him, that we dream, Yea, I know that thou didst
may preserve seed of our father. this in the integrity of thy heart;
35 a And they made their father for I also withheld thee from sin-
drink wine that night also: and the ning against me: therefore suffered
younger arose, and lay with him; I thee not to touch her.
and he perceived not when she lay 7 Now therefore restore the man
down, nor when she arose. his wife; for he is a prophet, and he
36 Thus were both the daughters shall a pray for thee, and thou shalt
of Lot with child by their father. live: and if thou restore her not,
37 And the firstborn bare a son, know thou that thou shalt surely
and called his name a Moab: the die, thou, and all that are thine.
same is the father of the b Moabites 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early
unto this day. in the morning, and called all his
38 And the younger, she also bare servants, and told all these things
a son, and called his name Ben- in their ears: and the men were
ammi: the same is the father of the sore afraid.
children of a Ammon unto this day. 9 Then a Abimelech called Abra-
ham, and said unto him, What
Chapter 20 hast thou b done unto us? and what
have I offended thee, that thou hast
Abimelech desires Sarah, who is pre- brought on me and on my kingdom
served by the Lord—Abraham prays a great sin? thou hast c done deeds
for Abimelech, and the Lord blesses unto me that ought not to be done.
him and his household. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abra-
And Abraham journeyed from ham, What sawest thou, that thou
thence toward the south country, hast done this thing?
and dwelled between Kadesh and 11 And Abraham said, Because I
Shur, and sojourned in b Gerar. thought, Surely the a fear of God is
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his not in this place; and they will slay
wife, She is my sister: and a Abi- me for my wife’s sake.
melech king of Gerar sent, and 12 And yet indeed she is my a sister;
took Sarah. she is the daughter of my father,
3 But a God came to Abimelech in but not the daughter of my mother;
a dream by night, and said to him, and she became my wife.
Behold, thou art but a dead man, for 13 And it came to pass, when God
the woman which thou hast taken; caused me to a wander from my
for she is a man’s wife. father’s house, that I said unto her,
4 But Abimelech had not come This is thy b kindness which thou
35 a jst  Gen. 19:39 And 3 a Ps. 105:14. W of M 1:8; Moro. 9:22.
they did wickedly, and 4 a or  an innocent nation. 9 a Gen. 26:10.
made . . . Gen. 18:23. b Gen. 12:18 (14–20).
37 a Deut. 2:9; 2 Ne. 21:14. 5 a Gen. 12:13 (9–20); c Gen. 26:10.
b 2 Kgs. 3:4; Isa. 15:1. 26:7 (6–11). 11 a tg  Reverence.
38 a Deut. 2:19 (18–19); b Gen. 20:16. 12 a Gen. 12:19 (9–20);
Ezek. 25:2. c tg  Integrity; Sincere. Abr. 2:2, 25 (22–25).
20 1 a Gen. 16:7 (7, 14). 7 a 1 Sam. 7:5; Job 42:8; 13 a Gen. 12:1;
b Gen. 10:19; 26:6. 2 Ne. 33:3; Abr. 2:3.
2 a Gen. 21:22; 26:1. Enos 1:11 (11–12); b tg  Kindness.
29 Genesis 20:14–21:14

shalt shew unto me; at every place him, whom Sarah bare to him,
whither we shall come, say of me, Isaac.
He is my brother. 4 And Abraham a circumcised his
14 And Abimelech took sheep, son Isaac being eight days old, as
and oxen, and menservants, and God had commanded him.
womenservants, and gave them unto 5 And Abraham was an a hundred
Abraham, and restored him Sarah years old, when his son Isaac was
his wife. born unto him.
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, 6 ¶ And Sarah said, God hath made
my a land is before thee: dwell where me to a laugh, so that all that hear
it pleaseth thee. will laugh with me.
16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, 7 And she said, Who would have
I have given thy a brother a thou- said unto Abraham, that Sarah
sand pieces of silver: behold, he is should have given children suck? for
to thee a covering of the eyes, unto I have born him a son in his a old age.
all that are with thee, and with all 8 And the child grew, and was
other: thus she was reproved. weaned: and Abraham made a great
17 ¶ So Abraham prayed unto feast the same day that Isaac was
God: and God healed Abimelech, weaned.
and his wife, and his maidservants; 9 ¶ And Sarah saw the son of a Ha-
and they bare children. gar the Egyptian, which she had
18 For the Lord had fast a closed b 
born unto Abraham, c mocking.
up all the wombs of the house 10 Wherefore she said unto Abra-
of Abimelech, because of Sarah ham, a Cast out this bondwoman and
Abraham’s wife. her son: for the son of this bond-
woman shall not be b heir with my
Chapter 21 son, even with Isaac.
Sarah bears Isaac—He is circumcised 11 And the thing was very griev-
—Hagar and her son are cast out ous in Abraham’s sight because of
of Abraham’s household—The Lord his a son.
12 ¶ And God said unto Abraham,
saves Hagar and Ishmael—Abraham Let it not be grievous in thy sight
and Abimelech deal honorably with because of the lad, and because of
each other. thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah
And the Lord a visited Sarah as he hath said unto thee, hearken unto
had said, and the Lord did unto her voice; for in a Isaac shall thy
Sarah as he had spoken. b 
seed be called.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare 13 And also of the son of the bond-
Abraham a a son in his b old age, at woman will I make a a nation, be-
the set c time of which God had spo- cause he is thy seed.
ken to him. 14 And Abraham rose up early in
3 And Abraham called the name the morning, and took bread, and a
of his a  son that was born unto bottle of water, and gave it unto
15 a Gen. 34:10. 4 a tg  Circumcision. b Gen. 16:15.
16 a Gen. 20:5. 5 a Gen. 17:17. c Gal. 4:29.
18 a Gen. 12:17. 6 a The Hebrew root 10 a Gal. 4:30.
21 1 a Gen. 30:22 (22–23); tzachak means both “to b D&C 52:2.
1 Sam. 2:21. laugh” and “to rejoice”; 11 a Gen. 17:18.
b Gen. 17:19; thus there is double 12 a 1 Ne. 17:40;
18:10 (10, 14). meaning implied in its D&C 27:10.
2 a Gen. 24:36. use here. b tg  Abrahamic
b tg  Old Age. Gal. 4:27; Covenant;
c Gen. 17:21. D&C 132:56. Seed of Abraham.
3 a Gen. 16:15 (11, 15); tg  Laughter. 13 a tg  Seed of Abraham.
1 Chr. 1:28. 7 a Gen. 18:12 (11–12).
tg  Seed of Abraham. 9 a Gen. 16:1.
Genesis 21:15–22:1 30

Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, 25 And Abraham a reproved Abime­

and the child, and a sent her away: lech because of a well of water,
and she departed, and wandered which Abimelech’s servants b had
in the wilderness of b Beer-sheba. violently taken away.
15 And the water was spent in the 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not
bottle, and she cast the child under who hath done this thing: neither
one of the shrubs. didst thou tell me, neither yet heard
16 And she went, and sat her down I of it, but to day.
over against him a good way off, as 27 And Abraham took sheep and
it were a bowshot: for she said, Let oxen, and gave them unto Abime­
me not see the death of the child. lech; and both of them a made a
And she sat over against him, and covenant.
lift up her voice, and wept. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe
17 And God heard the voice of the lambs of the flock by themselves.
lad; and the a angel of God called to 29 And Abimelech said unto Abra-
Hagar out of heaven, and said unto ham, What mean these seven ewe
her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear lambs which thou hast set by them-
not; for God hath heard the voice selves?
of the lad where he is. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold lambs shalt thou take of my hand,
him in thine hand; for I will make that they may be a witness unto
him a great a nation. me, that I have digged this a well.
19 And God a opened her eyes, and 31 Wherefore he called that place
she saw a well of water; and she a 
Beer-sheba; because there they
went, and filled the bottle with wa- sware both of them.
ter, and gave the lad drink. 32 Thus they made a covenant at
20 And God was with the lad; and Beer-sheba: a then Abimelech rose
he grew, and dwelt in the wilder- up, and Phichol the chief captain
ness, and became an a archer. of his host, and they returned into
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness the land of the Philistines.
of Paran: and his mother took him 33 ¶ And Abraham planted a a grove
a a wife out of the land of b Egypt. in Beer-sheba, and b called there on
22 ¶ And it came to pass at that the name of the Lord, the c ever-
time, that a Abimelech and b Phichol lasting God.
the chief captain of his host spake 34 And Abraham sojourned in the
unto Abraham, saying, c God is with a 
Philistines’ land many days.
thee in all that thou doest:
23 Now therefore swear unto me Chapter 22
here by God that thou wilt not deal Abraham is commanded to sacrifice
falsely with me, nor with my son, Isaac, his son—Both father and son
nor with my son’s son: but accord- yield to the will of God—Abraham’s
ing to the kindness that I have done seed will be as the stars and the sand
unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, in number—In his seed, all nations will
and to the land wherein thou hast be blessed—Rebekah is born to Bethuel.
24 And Abraham said, I will swear. And it came to pass after these
14 a Gen. 25:6. b Gen. 26:26. 33; 46:1.
b Gen. 21:31. c Gen. 26:28. 32 a jst  Gen. 21:31–32
17 a tg  Angels. 25 a Gen. 26:20. (Appendix).
18 a tg  Seed of Abraham. b Gen. 26:15 (15–22). 33 a or  tamarisk.
19 a 2 Kgs. 6:20. 27 a Gen. 26:31 (26–33). b tg  Prayer.
20 a Gen. 16:12. 30 a Gen. 26:15. c Isa. 40:28;
21 a tg  Marriage, Interfaith. 31 a ie  The well of the oath, Rom. 16:26;
b Gen. 16:1. or well of seven. D&C 133:34.
22 a Gen. 20:2 (1–16). Gen. 21:14 (14, 32); 26:18, 34 a Gen. 10:14; 26:1.
31 Genesis 22:2–18

things, that God did a tempt Abra- a 

laid the wood in order, and bound
ham, and said unto him, Abraham: Isaac his son, and laid him on the
and he said, Behold, here I am. b 
altar upon the wood.
2 And he said, a Take now thy son, 10 And Abraham stretched forth
thine b only son Isaac, whom thou his hand, and took the knife to slay
lovest, and get thee into the land of his son.
Moriah; and offer him there for 11 And the angel of the Lord called
a burnt offering upon one of the unto him out of heaven, and said,
mountains which I will tell thee of. Abraham, Abraham: and he said,
3 ¶ And Abraham rose up early in Here am I.
the morning, and saddled his ass, 12 And he said, a Lay not thine
and took two of his young men with hand upon the lad, neither do thou
him, and Isaac his son, and clave the any thing unto him: for now I know
wood for the burnt offering, and that thou b fearest God, seeing thou
rose up, and went unto the place hast not c withheld thy son, thine
of which God had told him. only son from me.
4 Then on the third day Abraham 13 And Abraham lifted up his
lifted up his eyes, and saw the place eyes, and looked, and behold be-
afar off. hind him a ram caught in a thicket
5 And Abraham said unto his by his horns: and Abraham went
young men, Abide ye here with and took the ram, and offered him
the ass; and I and the lad will go up for a burnt offering in the stead
yonder and a worship, and come of his son.
again to you. 14 And Abraham called the name
6 And Abraham took the wood of of that place a Jehovah-jireh: as it is
the burnt offering, and a laid it upon said to this day, b In the mount of
Isaac his son; and he took the fire in the Lord it shall be seen.
his hand, and a knife; and they went 15 ¶ And the angel of the Lord
both of them together. called unto Abraham out of heaven
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham the second time,
his father, and said, My father: and 16 And said, By myself have I
he said, a Here am I, my son. And he a 
sworn, saith the Lord, for because
said, Behold the fire and the wood: thou hast done this thing, and hast
but where is the lamb for a burnt not withheld thy son, thine only son:
offering? 17 That in blessing I will bless thee,
8 And Abraham said, My son, God and in multiplying I will multiply
will provide himself a a lamb for a thy a seed as the stars of the heaven,
burnt offering: so they went both of and as the b sand which is upon the
them together. sea shore; and thy seed shall possess
9 And they came to the place the c gate of his enemies;
which God had told him of; and 18 And in thy a seed shall all the
Abraham built an altar there, and nations of the earth be b blessed;
22 1 a heb  test, or prove. D&C 76:85. 16 a Ex. 32:13; Deut. 1:11;
D&C 136:31. tg  Jesus Christ, Types Ps. 105:9.
tg  Test. of, in Anticipation; 17 a Gen. 13:16 (14–16);
2 a D&C 132:36. Passover. Isa. 48:19 (18–22);
b John 3:16 (16–21); 9 a James 2:21. 1 Ne. 20:19 (18–22).
Jacob 4:5. b tg  Sacrifice. tg  Abrahamic Covenant.
c tg  Love. 12 a D&C 132:36. b 1 Kgs. 4:20; 1 Ne. 12:1;
d 2 Sam. 24:18; b James 2:23 (21–23). 2 Ne. 20:22;
2 Chr. 3:1. c tg  Loyalty. D&C 132:30.
3 a Neh. 10:34. 14 a ie  The Lord will see, or c Gen. 24:60.
5 a tg  Worship. provide (v. 8). 18 a tg  Seed of Abraham.
6 a John 19:17. tg  Jesus Christ, Jehovah. b tg  Israel, Mission of;
7 a or  Yes, my son. b or  In a mount the Mission of Early Saints;
8 a Isa. 53:7; John 8:56; Lord shall be manifest Mission of Latter-day
1 Ne. 13:35; Hel. 8:17; (seen). Saints.
Genesis 22:19–23:16 32

because thou hast c  obeyed my dead; none of us shall withhold

voice. from thee his sepulchre, but that
19 So Abraham returned unto his thou mayest bury thy dead.
young men, and they rose up and 7 And Abraham stood up, and
went together to Beer-sheba; and bowed himself to the people of the
Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. land, even to the children of Heth.
20 ¶ And it came to pass after 8 And he communed with them,
these things, that it was told Abra- saying, If it be your mind that I
ham, saying, Behold, a Milcah, she should bury my dead out of my
hath also born children unto thy sight; hear me, and entreat for me
brother Nahor; to Ephron the son of Zohar,
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his 9 That he may give me the cave of
brother, and Kemuel the father of a 
Machpelah, which he hath, which is
Aram, in the end of his field; for as much
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and money as it is worth he shall give
Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. it me for a possession of a burying-
23 And a Bethuel begat b Rebekah: place amongst you.
these eight Milcah did bear to Na- 10 And Ephron dwelt among the
hor, Abraham’s c brother. children of Heth: and Ephron the
24 And his concubine, whose Hittite answered Abraham in the
name was Reumah, she bare also audience of the children of Heth,
Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, even of all that went in at the a gate
and Maachah. of his city, saying,
11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field
Chapter 23 give I thee, and the cave that is
Sarah dies and is buried in the cave of therein, I give it thee; in the pres-
Machpelah, which Abraham buys from ence of the sons of my people give
Ephron the Hittite. I it thee: bury thy dead.
12 And Abraham bowed down him-
And Sarah was an hundred and self before the people of the land.
seven and twenty years old: these 13 And he spake unto Ephron in
were the years of the life of Sarah. the audience of the people of the
2 And Sarah a died in Kirjath-arba; land, saying, But if thou wilt give
the same is b Hebron in the land it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give
of Canaan: and Abraham came to thee money for the field; take it of
mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. me, and I will bury my dead there.
3 ¶ And Abraham stood up from 14 And Ephron answered Abra-
before his dead, and spake unto the ham, saying unto him,
sons of Heth, saying, 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the
4 I am a a stranger and a sojourner land is worth four hundred a shekels
with you: give me a possession of a of silver; what is that betwixt me
buryingplace with you, that I may and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
bury my b dead out of my sight. 16 And Abraham hearkened unto
5 And the children of Heth an- a 
Ephron; and Abraham b weighed to
swered Abraham, saying unto him, c 
Ephron the silver, which he had
6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a a named in the audience of the sons of
mighty prince among us: in the Heth, four hundred shekels of silver,
choice of our sepulchres bury thy current money with the merchant.
tg  Obedience.
18 c 23 2 a Gen. 24:67. 10 a Gen. 34:20; Ruth 4:1.
20 a
Gen. 11:29; 24:15. b Gen. 13:18; 23:19. 15 a Ex. 30:13;
23 a
Gen. 24:15; 25:20; 28:2. 4 a ie  a resident alien. Ezek. 45:12.
b Gen. 24:47; tg  Stranger. 16 a Gen. 49:30.
Rom. 9:10. b tg  Death. b 1 Chr. 21:25;
c Gen. 24:4; 6 a heb  a prince of God. Jer. 32:9.
Abr. 2:2. 9 a Gen. 25:9; 49:30. c Gen. 25:10.
33 Genesis 23:17–24:12

17 ¶ And the field of a Ephron, a 

country, and to my b kindred, and
which was in Machpelah, which take a wife unto my son Isaac.
was before Mamre, the field, and 5 And the servant said unto him,
the cave which was therein, and a 
Peradventure the woman will not
all the trees that were in the field, be willing to follow me unto this
that were in all the borders round land: must I needs bring thy son
about, were made sure again unto the land from whence
18 Unto Abraham for a possession thou camest?
in the presence of the children of 6 And Abraham said unto him,
Heth, before all that went in at the Beware thou that thou bring not
gate of his city. my son thither again.
19 And after this, Abraham buried 7 ¶ The a Lord God of heaven,
Sarah his wife in the cave of the which took me from my b father’s
field of Machpelah before Mamre: house, and from the land of my kin-
the same is a Hebron in the land of dred, and which spake unto me, and
Canaan. that sware unto me, saying, Unto
20 And the field, and the cave thy seed will I give this c land; he
that is therein, were made sure shall send his d angel before thee,
unto Abraham for a possession of a and thou shalt take a wife unto my
buryingplace by the sons of Heth. son from thence.
8 And if the woman will not be
Chapter 24 willing to follow thee, then thou
shalt be clear from this my oath:
Abraham commands that Isaac shall only bring not my son thither again.
not marry a Canaanite—The Lord 9 And the servant put his hand
guides Abraham’s servant in choosing under the a thigh of Abraham his
Rebekah as a wife for Isaac—Rebekah master, and sware to him concern-
is blessed to be the mother of thousands ing that matter.
of millions—She marries Isaac. 10 ¶ And the servant took ten
And Abraham was old, and well camels of the camels of his master,
stricken in age: and the Lord had and departed; for all the goods of
blessed Abraham in all c things. his master were in his hand: and he
2 And Abraham said unto his el- arose, and went to a Mesopotamia,
dest a servant of his house, that ruled unto the city of b Nahor.
over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, 11 And he made his camels to kneel
thy hand under my b thigh: down without the city by a well of
3 And I will make thee a swear by water at the time of the evening,
the Lord, the God of heaven, and even the time that women go out
the God of the earth, that thou shalt to draw water.
not take a c wife unto my son of 12 And he said, O a Lord God of my
the daughters of the d Canaanites, master Abraham, I pray thee, b send
among whom I dwell: me good speed this day, and shew
4 But thou shalt go unto my kindness unto my master Abraham.
17 a Gen. 50:13; Hel. 1:11; 7 a Gen. 24:40.
Acts 7:16. 3 Ne. 3:8; b Gen. 12:1.
19 a Gen. 23:2. Ether 8:14 (13–14). c tg  Promised Lands.
24 1 a ie  advanced in age. tg  Oath. d tg  Angels.
1 Ne. 18:17; b Moses 7:8 (7–8); 9 a jst  Gen. 24:8 . . . hand . . .
Alma 1:9. Abr. 1:22 (21–24). 10 a heb  Aram-naharaim; i.e.,
b Isa. 51:2. c tg  Marriage, Interfaith. Aram of the two rivers.
c Prov. 28:10. d Gen. 28:1. b Gen. 24:24; 27:43;
2 a Gen. 15:2. 4 a Gen. 11:31; Abr. 2:4 (4–6, 14–15).
b jst  Gen. 24:2 . . . hand . . . Abr. 2:4 (2–5). 12 a Gen. 17:7; 24:27.
Gen. 47:29. b Gen. 22:23 (20–24); 24:38; b Gen. 24:21;
3 a Gen. 24:37; 27:43. Neh. 1:11.
Alma 48:13; 51:6; 5 a Gen. 24:39.
Genesis 24:13–33 34

13 Behold, I stand here by the well for her hands of ten shekels weight
of water; and the daughters of the of gold;
men of the city come out to draw 23 And said, Whose daughter art
water: thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there
14 And let it come to pass, that the room in thy father’s house for us
damsel to whom I shall say, Let down to lodge in?
thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may 24 And she said unto him, I am
drink; and she shall say, Drink, and the daughter of Bethuel the son
I will give thy camels drink also: let of Milcah, which she bare unto
the same be she that thou hast a ap- a 
pointed for thy servant Isaac; and 25 She said moreover unto him,
thereby shall I know that thou hast We have both straw and provender
shewed kindness unto my master. enough, and room to lodge in.
15 ¶ And it came to pass, before 26 And the man a bowed down his
he had done speaking, that, behold, head, and worshipped the Lord.
Rebekah came out, who was born to 27 And he said, Blessed be the
Bethuel, son of b Milcah, the wife a 
Lord God of my master Abraham,
of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with who hath not left destitute my mas-
her pitcher upon her shoulder. ter of his b mercy and his truth: I be-
16 And the damsel was very a fair ing in the way, the Lord c led me to
to look upon, a virgin, neither had the house of my master’s brethren.
any man b known her: and she went 28 And the damsel ran, and told
down to the well, and filled her them of her mother’s house these
pitcher, and came up. things.
17 And the servant ran to meet 29 ¶ And Rebekah had a brother,
her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, and his name was Laban: and a Laban
drink a little water of thy pitcher. ran out unto the man, unto the well.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord: 30 And it came to pass, when
and she hasted, and let down her he saw the earring and bracelets
pitcher upon her hand, and gave upon his sister’s hands, and when
him drink. he heard the words of Rebekah his
19 And when she had done giving sister, saying, Thus spake the man
him drink, she said, I will draw wa- unto me; that he came unto the
ter for thy camels also, until they man; and, behold, he stood by the
have done drinking. camels at the well.
20 And she hasted, and emptied 31 And he said, Come in, thou
her pitcher into the trough, and ran a 
blessed of the Lord; wherefore
again unto the well to draw water, standest thou without? for I have
and drew for all his camels. prepared the house, and room for
21 And the man wondering at her the camels.
held his peace, to wit whether the 32 ¶ And the man came into the
Lord had made his journey a pros- house: and he ungirded his camels,
perous or not. and gave straw and a provender for
22 And it came to pass, as the the camels, and water to b wash his
camels had done drinking, that the feet, and the men’s feet that were
man took a golden a earring of half with him.
a shekel weight, and two bracelets 33 And there was set meat before
13 a Gen. 29:10 (8–10); Abr. 2:22. b Gen. 32:10; Ps. 98:3.
Ex. 2:16. b jst  Gen. 24:16 . . . known c Alma 13:28; 22:1;
14 a Gen. 24:51. the like unto her . . . Morm. 5:17.
15 a Gen. 22:23. 21 a Gen. 24:12, 56; tg  Guidance, Divine.
b Gen. 11:29; 22:20. 1 Ne. 20:15. 29 a Gen. 29:5 (5, 13).
16 a Gen. 26:7; 22 a heb  ring. 31 a Gen. 26:29; Judg. 17:2;
1 Ne. 11:15; 13:15; 24 a Gen. 24:10. Ps. 115:15.
2 Ne. 5:21; 4 Ne. 1:10; 26 a Ex. 4:31. 32 a Judg. 19:21.
Morm. 9:6; 27 a Gen. 24:12. b tg  Wash.
35 Genesis 24:34–53

him to eat: but he said, I will not camels: let the same be the woman
eat, until I have told mine errand. whom the Lord hath a appointed
And he said, Speak on. out for my master’s son.
34 And he said, I am Abraham’s 45 And before I had done speak-
servant. ing in mine a heart, behold, Rebekah
35 And the Lord hath a blessed my came forth with her pitcher on her
master greatly; and he is become shoulder; and she went down unto
great: and he hath given him flocks, the well, and drew water: and I
and herds, and silver, and gold, and said unto her, Let me drink, I pray
menservants, and maidservants, thee.
and camels, and asses. 46 And she made haste, and let
36 And Sarah my master’s wife down her pitcher from her shoulder,
bare a a son to my master when she and said, Drink, and I will give thy
was b old: and unto him hath he camels drink also: so I drank, and
given all that he hath. she made the camels drink also.
37 And my master made me a swear, 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife daughter art thou? And she said, The
to my son of the daughters of the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son,
Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: whom Milcah bare unto him: and
38 But thou shalt go unto my I put the a earring upon her face,
father’s house, and to my kindred, and the bracelets upon her hands.
and take a wife unto my son. 48 And I a bowed down my head,
39 And I said unto my master, and worshipped the Lord, and
Peradventure the woman will not blessed the Lord God of my mas-
follow me. ter Abraham, which had led me in
40 And he said unto me, The a Lord, the right way to take my master’s
before whom I b walk, will send his brother’s b daughter unto his son.
angel with thee, and prosper thy 49 And now if ye will deal kindly
way; and thou shalt take a wife for and truly with my master, tell me:
my son of my kindred, and of my and if not, tell me; that I may turn
father’s house: to the right hand, or to the left.
41 Then shalt thou be clear from 50 Then Laban and Bethuel an-
this my oath, when thou comest to swered and said, The thing pro-
my kindred; and if they give not ceedeth from the Lord: we cannot
thee one, thou shalt be clear from a 
speak unto thee bad or good.
my oath. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee,
42 And I came this day unto the take her, and go, and let her be thy
well, and said, O Lord God of my master’s son’s a wife, as the Lord
master Abraham, if now thou do hath spoken.
prosper my way which I go: 52 And it came to pass, that, when
43 Behold, I stand by the well of Abraham’s servant heard their
water; and it shall come to pass, words, he worshipped the Lord,
that when the virgin cometh forth bowing himself to the earth.
to draw water, and I say to her, Give 53 And the servant brought forth
me, I pray thee, a little water of thy a 
jewels of silver, and jewels of gold,
pitcher to drink; and raiment, and gave them to Re-
44 And she say to me, Both drink bekah: he gave also to her brother
thou, and I will also draw for thy and to her mother precious things.
35 a Gen. 13:2; 26:12. 39 a Gen. 24:5. 48 a tg  Reverence.
b Gen. 26:13 (12–15); 30:43. 40 a Gen. 24:7. b Gen. 22:23.
36 a Gen. 21:2. b tg  Walking with God. 50 a Gen. 31:24.
b 2 Ne. 8:2. 44 a Gen. 24:51. 51 a Gen. 24:14 (13–15),
c Gen. 25:5. 45 a 1 Ne. 4:10; 21:21; 44 (42–44).
37 a Gen. 24:3. Alma 36:18; JS—H 1:25. 53 a heb  things of silver and
38 a Gen. 24:4. 47 a heb  ring on her nose. gold.
Genesis 24:54–25:8 36

54 And they did eat and drink, he therefore she took a veil, and cov-
and the men that were with him, and ered herself.
tarried all night; and they rose up 66 And the servant told Isaac all
in the morning, and he said, Send things that he had done.
me away unto my master. 67 And Isaac brought her into his
55 And her brother and her mother mother Sarah’s tent, and took Re-
said, Let the damsel abide with us a bekah, and she became his wife;
few days, at the least ten; after that and he loved her: and Isaac was
she shall go. a 
comforted after his mother’s b death.
56 And he said unto them, Hin-
der me not, seeing the Lord hath Chapter 25
prospered my way; send me away
that I may go to my master. Abraham marries, has descendants,
57 And they said, We will call the dies, and is buried in the cave of Mach-
damsel, and inquire at her mouth. pelah—His descendants through Ish-
58 And they called Rebekah, and mael are listed—Rebekah conceives,
said unto her, Wilt thou go with and Jacob and Esau struggle in her
this man? And she said, I will go. womb—The Lord reveals their destiny
59 And they sent away Rebekah to Rebekah—Esau sells his birthright
their sister, and her a nurse, and for a mess of pottage.
Abraham’s servant, and his men. Then again Abraham took a wife,
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and and her name was Keturah.
said unto her, Thou art our sister, 2 And she bare him Zimran, and
be thou the a mother of thousands Jokshan, and a Medan, and b Midian,
of millions, and let thy seed pos- and Ishbak, and Shuah.
sess the b gate of those which c hate 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and
them. Dedan. And the sons of Dedan
61 ¶ And Rebekah arose, and her were Asshurim, and Letushim, and
damsels, and they rode upon the Leummim.
camels, and followed the man: and 4 And the sons of a Midian; Ephah,
the servant took Rebekah, and went and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida,
his way. and Eldaah. All these were the chil-
62 And Isaac came from the way dren of b Keturah.
of the a well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt 5 ¶ And a Abraham b gave all that
in the south country. he had unto Isaac.
63 And Isaac went out to a meditate 6 But unto the sons of the a concu-
in the field at the eventide: and he bines, which Abraham had, Abra-
lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, be- ham gave gifts, and b sent them
hold, the camels were coming. away from Isaac his son, while he
64 And Rebekah lifted up her yet lived, eastward, unto the c east
eyes, and when she saw Isaac, a she country.
lighted off the camel. 7 And these are the a days of the
65 For she had said unto the ser- years of b Abraham’s life which he
vant, What man is this that walketh lived, an hundred threescore and
in the field to meet us? And the fifteen years.
servant had said, It is my master: 8 Then Abraham gave up the
56 a Gen. 24:21. 64 a ie  she dismounted. b Gen. 24:36.
59 a Gen. 35:8. 67 a tg  Comfort. 6 a Jacob 2:27 (23–30); 3:5;
60 a Gen. 17:16; 25:23; b Gen. 23:2. Mosiah 11:2 (2–14);
Moses 4:26. 25 2 a
2 Ne. 20:26. Ether 10:5;
b Gen. 22:17. b Ex. 2:16 (15–16); D&C 132:1 (1, 37).
c tg  Hate. 18:1 (1–11); b Gen. 21:14.
62 a Gen. 16:14; 25:11. 1 Chr. 1:32 (32–33). c Judg. 6:3.
63 a D&C 76:19; 4 a Ex. 2:16 (16–22). 7 a Gen. 47:9.
JS—H 1:44. b 1 Chr. 1:32 (32–33). b Gen. 35:28; 47:28.
tg  Meditation. 5 a tg  Patriarch.
37 Genesis 25:9–27

ghost, and died in a good a old age, he died in the presence of all his
an old man, and full of years; and brethren.
was b gathered to his people. 19 ¶ And these are the generations
9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael of Isaac, Abraham’s son: a Abraham
buried him in the cave of b Mach- begat Isaac:
pelah, in the field of Ephron the 20 And Isaac was forty years old
son of Zohar the Hittite, which is when he took Rebekah to wife, the
before Mamre; daughter of a Bethuel the Syrian of
10 The field which Abraham a pur- b 
Padan-aram, the sister to Laban
chased of the sons of Heth: there the Syrian.
was Abraham b buried, and Sarah 21 And Isaac entreated the Lord
his wife. for his a wife, because she was b bar-
11 ¶ And it came to pass after the ren: and the Lord was c entreated
death of Abraham, that God blessed of him, and Rebekah his wife con-
his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by ceived.
the a well Lahai-roi. 22 And the children struggled to-
12 ¶ Now these are the a generations gether within her; and she said, If it
of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom be so, why am I thus? And she went
Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s hand- to a inquire of the Lord.
maid, c bare unto Abraham: 23 And the Lord said unto her,
13 And these are the names of the a 
Two nations are in thy womb, and
sons of a Ishmael, by their names, two manner of people shall be sepa­
according to their generations: the rated from thy bowels; and the one
firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and people shall be stronger than the
Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, other people; and the b elder shall
14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and serve the younger.
Massa, 24 ¶ And when her days to be de-
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Na­ livered were fulfilled, behold, there
phish, and Kedemah: were twins in her womb.
16 These are the sons of Ishmael, 25 And the first came out red, all
and these are their names, by their over like an a hairy garment; and
towns, and by their castles; a twelve they called his name b Esau.
princes according to their nations. 26 And after that came his brother
17 And these are the years of the out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s
life of Ishmael, an hundred and a 
heel; and his b name was called c Ja-
thirty and seven years: and he gave cob: and Isaac was threescore years
up the ghost and died; and was old when she bare them.
gathered unto his people. 27 And the boys grew: and Esau
18 And they dwelt from a Havilah was a cunning a hunter, a man of
unto b Shur, that is before Egypt, the field; and Jacob was a b plain
as thou goest toward Assyria: and man, dwelling in c tents.
8 a tg  Old Age. 20 a Gen. 22:23. b Gen. 32:28 (24–32).
b tg  Family, Eternal. b Gen. 28:2. c Gen. 27:36;
9 a Gen. 35:29. 21 a tg  Marriage, Husbands; 1 Ne. 5:14;
b Gen. 23:9 (9, 19); 49:30. Marriage, Wives. 2 Ne. 20:21;
10 a Gen. 23:16. b tg  Barren. Alma 7:25;
b Gen. 49:31; 50:13. c 1 Chr. 5:20; D&C 27:10; 132:37;
11 a Gen. 24:62. 2 Chr. 33:13; 133:55.
12 a tg  Seed of Abraham. Ezra 8:23. 27 a Gen. 27:3 (3–5);
b D&C 132:34, 65. 22 a tg  Prayer. Ether 2:1; 10:19.
c Gen. 16:15. 23 a Gen. 17:16; 24:60. b heb  whole, complete,
13 a Gen. 28:9; b Gen. 27:40; perfect, simple, plain.
1 Chr. 1:29 (29–31). Rom. 9:12; c Heb. 11:9;
16 a Gen. 17:20. 1 Ne. 3:29; 18:10. Enos 1:20;
18 a Gen. 2:11. 25 a Gen. 27:11. Hel. 3:9;
b Gen. 16:7; 1 Sam. 15:7. b Deut. 23:7. Ether 2:13;
19 a Matt. 1:2. 26 a Hosea 12:3. D&C 61:25; Abr. 2:20.
Genesis 25:28–26:12 38

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I
he did eat of his a venison: but b Re- will give all these c countries, and
bekah loved Jacob. I will perform the d oath which I
29 ¶ And Jacob sod pottage: and sware unto Abraham thy father;
Esau came from the field, and he 4 And I will make thy a seed to
was faint: multiply as the stars of heaven, and
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed will give unto thy seed all these
me, I pray thee, with that same red countries; and in thy seed shall all
pottage; for I am faint: therefore was the b nations of the earth be blessed;
his name called a Edom. 5 Because that Abraham a obeyed
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this my voice, and kept my b charge, my
day thy a birthright. commandments, my statutes, and
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at my laws.
the point to die: and what profit 6 ¶ And Isaac dwelt in a Gerar:
shall this birthright do to me? 7 And the men of the place asked
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this him of his wife; and he said, She is
day; and he sware unto him: and my a sister: for he feared to say, She is
he sold his birthright unto Jacob. my wife; lest, said he, the men of the
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread place should kill me for Rebekah;
and pottage of lentiles; and he did because she was b fair to look upon.
eat and drink, and rose up, and 8 And it came to pass, when he
went his way: thus Esau despised had been there a long time, that
his birthright. Abimelech king of the Philistines
looked out at a window, and saw,
Chapter 26 and, behold, Isaac was sporting with
The Lord promises Isaac posterity as Rebekah his wife.
the stars of heaven in number—In his 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and
seed, all nations will be blessed—The said, Behold, of a surety she is thy
Lord prospers Isaac, temporally and wife: and how saidst thou, She is
spiritually, for Abraham’s sake—Isaac my sister? And Isaac said unto him,
offers sacrifices—Esau marries Hittite Because I said, Lest I die for her.
wives to the sorrow of his parents. 10 And a Abimelech said, What is
this thou hast done unto us? one of
And there was a a famine in the the people might lightly have b lien
land, beside the first famine that with thy wife, and thou shouldest
was in the days of Abraham. And have c brought guiltiness upon us.
Isaac went unto b Abimelech king of 11 And Abimelech charged all his
the c Philistines unto Gerar. people, saying, He that toucheth
2 And the Lord appeared unto this man or his wife shall surely
him, and said, Go not down into be put to death.
Egypt; dwell in the land which I 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land,
shall tell thee of: and received in the same year
3 a Sojourn in this land, and I will an a hundredfold: and the Lord
be with thee, and will b bless thee; b 
blessed him.
28 a Gen. 27:4 (4–31). Abr. 2:21. b tg  Stewardship.
b Gen. 27:6. b Ether 1:43 (42–43). 6 a Gen. 20:1.
30 a ie  Red. c tg  Israel, Land of; 7 a Gen. 12:13 (9–20);
Gen. 36:1 (1, 8). Promised Lands. 20:5 (1–18).
31 a tg  Birthright. d tg  Covenants. b Gen. 24:16;
26 1 a tg  Famine. 4 a tg  Seed of Abraham. Abr. 2:22 (21–25).
b Gen. 20:2. b tg  Abrahamic 10 a Gen. 20:9.
c Gen. 21:34. Covenant; b or  lain.
3 a Ps. 39:12; Israel, Mission of. c Gen. 20:9.
Acts 7:6 (2–8); 5 a D&C 132:29. 12 a D&C 98:25.
Heb. 11:9; tg  Good Works; b Gen. 24:35; Job 42:12;
1 Ne. 17:4 (3–4); Obedience. D&C 136:11.
39 Genesis 26:13–32

13 a And the man waxed b great, 23 And he went up from thence

and went forward, and grew until to a Beer-sheba.
he became very great: 24 And the a Lord appeared unto
14 For he had possession of flocks, him the same night, and said, I am
and possession of herds, and great the God of Abraham thy father: b fear
store of servants: and the Philistines not, for c I am with thee, and will
envied him. bless thee, and multiply thy d seed
15 For all the a wells which his for my servant Abraham’s sake.
father’s servants had digged in the 25 And he builded an a altar there,
days of Abraham his father, the and called upon the b name of the
Philistines b had stopped them, and Lord, and pitched his tent there:
filled them with earth. and there Isaac’s servants digged
16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, a well.
Go from us; for thou art much 26 ¶ Then Abimelech went to him
mightier than we. from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of
17 ¶ And Isaac departed thence, his friends, and a Phichol the chief
and pitched his tent in the valley captain of his army.
of Gerar, and dwelt there. 27 And Isaac said unto them,
18 And Isaac digged again the wells Wherefore come ye to me, seeing
of water, which they had digged in ye a hate me, and have sent me away
the days of Abraham his father; for from you?
the Philistines had stopped them 28 And they said, We saw certainly
after the death of Abraham: and that the a Lord was with thee: and
he called their a names after the we said, Let there be now an oath
names by which his father had betwixt us, even betwixt us and
called them. thee, and let us make a covenant
19 And Isaac’s servants digged in with thee;
the valley, and found there a well 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt,
of springing water. as we have not touched thee, and
20 And the herdmen of Gerar did as we have done unto thee nothing
strive with Isaac’s herdmen, say- but good, and have sent thee away
ing, The water is ours: and he called in a peace: thou art now the b blessed
the name of the well b Esek; because of the Lord.
they strove with him. 30 And he made them a feast, and
21 And they digged another well, they did eat and drink.
and strove for that also: and he 31 And they a rose up betimes in
called the name of it a Sitnah. the morning, and b sware one to an-
22 And he a removed from thence, other: and Isaac sent them away, and
and digged another well; and for they departed from him in peace.
that they b strove not: and he called 32 And it came to pass the same
the name of it c Rehoboth; and he day, that Isaac’s servants came, and
said, For now the Lord hath made told him concerning the well which
room for us, and we shall be d fruitful they had digged, and said unto him,
in the land. We have found water.
13 a heb  And the man 21 a ie  Opposition. c Gen. 28:15; 31:3.
continually increased in 22 a tg  Patience. d tg  Seed of Abraham.
wealth until he was very b Prov. 15:1. 25 a Gen. 12:7; 13:18;
wealthy. c ie  Broad open places. 1 Ne. 2:7.
b Gen. 24:35 (34–35); 30:43. d Gen. 17:6; 28:3; 41:52; b tg  Name.
14 a Eccl. 4:4. Ex. 1:7; 26 a Gen. 21:22.
15 a Gen. 21:30. Mosiah 25:24; 27 a tg  Forbear.
b Gen. 21:25. Alma 62:51 (50–51). 28 a Gen. 21:22.
16 a Ex. 1:9. 23 a Gen. 46:1. 29 a tg  Peacemakers.
18 a Gen. 21:31. 24 a Abr. 3:11. b Gen. 24:31.
20 a Gen. 21:25. b Gen. 15:1; Isa. 41:10; 31 a heb  arose early.
b ie  Strife. D&C 68:6. b Gen. 21:27 (27–32).
Genesis 26:33–27:21 40

33 And he called it Shebah: there- 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch
fore the name of the city is a Beer- me from thence two good kids of
sheba unto this day. the goats; and I will make them
34 ¶ And Esau was forty years old savoury meat for thy father, such
when he took to a wife Judith the as he loveth:
daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy
Bashemath the daughter of Elon father, that he may eat, and that
the Hittite: he may bless thee before his death.
35 Which were a a grief of mind 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his
unto Isaac and to Rebekah. mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a
hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
Chapter 27 12 My father peradventure will
feel me, and I shall seem to him as
Rebekah guides Jacob in seeking bless- a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse
ings—Jacob is blessed to have dominion upon me, and not a blessing.
and rule over peoples and nations— 13 And his mother said unto him,
Esau hates Jacob and plans to slay Upon me be thy curse, my son: only
him—Rebekah fears that Jacob may obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
marry one of the daughters of Heth. 14 And he went, and fetched, and
And it came to pass, that when Isaac brought them to his mother: and his
was old, and his eyes were a dim, mother made savoury meat, such as
so that he could not see, he called his father loved.
Esau his eldest son, and said unto 15 And Rebekah took goodly rai-
him, My son: and he said unto him, ment of her eldest son Esau, which
Behold, here am I. were with her in the house, and put
2 And he said, Behold now, I am them upon Jacob her younger son:
old, I know not the day of my death: 16 And she put the a skins of the
3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, kids of the goats upon his hands,
thy weapons, thy a quiver and thy and upon the smooth of his neck:
bow, and go out to the field, and 17 And she gave the savoury meat
take me some venison; and the bread, which she had pre-
4 And make me a savoury meat, pared, into the hand of her son
such as I love, and bring it to me, Jacob.
that I may eat; that my soul may 18 ¶ And he came unto his father,
bless thee before I die. and said, My father: and he said,
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac Here am I; who art thou, my son?
spake to Esau his son. And Esau 19 And Jacob said unto his father,
went to the field to hunt for veni- I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done
son, and to bring it. according as thou badest me: arise,
6 ¶ And a Rebekah spake unto Ja- I pray thee, sit and eat of my ven-
cob her son, saying, Behold, I heard ison, that thy soul may bless me.
thy father speak unto Esau thy 20 And Isaac said unto his son,
brother, saying, How is it that thou hast found it so
7 Bring me venison, and make me quickly, my son? And he said, Be-
savoury meat, that I may eat, and cause the Lord thy God brought
bless thee before the Lord before it to me.
my death. 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob,
8 Now therefore, my son, obey Come near, I pray thee, that I may
my voice according to that which feel thee, my son, whether thou be
I command thee. my very son Esau or not.
33 a ie  Well of an oath. or grief). 6 a Gen. 25:28.
Gen. 21:31. 27 1 a Gen. 48:10. 11 a Gen. 25:25.
34 a tg  Marriage, Interfaith. 3 a Gen. 25:27. 16 a Alma 49:6;
35 a heb  bitterness of spirit b heb  hunt. Moses 4:27.
(meaning great sorrow 4 a Gen. 25:28.
41 Genesis 27:22–41

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac him, Who art thou? And he said, I
his father; and he felt him, and said, am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the 33 And Isaac trembled very ex-
hands are the hands of Esau. ceedingly, and said, Who? where
23 And he discerned him not, be- is he that hath a taken venison, and
cause his hands were hairy, as his brought it me, and I have eaten of
brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed all before thou camest, and have
him. b 
blessed him? yea, and he shall be
24 And he said, Art thou my very blessed.
son Esau? And he said, I am. 34 And when Esau heard the words
25 And he said, Bring it near to me, of his father, he cried with a great
and I will eat of my son’s venison, and exceeding bitter cry, and said
that my soul may bless thee. And unto his father, Bless me, even me
he brought it near to him, and he also, O my father.
did eat: and he brought him wine, 35 And he said, Thy brother came
and he drank. with subtilty, and hath taken away
26 And his father Isaac said unto thy blessing.
him, Come near now, and kiss me, 36 And he said, Is not he rightly
my son. named a Jacob? for he hath sup-
27 And he came a near, and kissed planted me these two times: he took
him: and he smelled the smell of away my b birthright; and, behold,
his raiment, and b blessed him, and now he hath taken away my bless-
said, See, the smell of my son is as ing. And he said, Hast thou not re-
the smell of a field which the Lord served a blessing for me?
hath blessed: 37 And Isaac answered and said
28 Therefore God give thee of the unto Esau, Behold, I have made
dew of heaven, and the fatness of him thy lord, and all his brethren
the earth, and plenty of corn and have I given to him for a servants;
wine: and with corn and wine have I sus-
29 Let people a serve thee, and na- tained him: and what shall I do now
tions bow down to thee: be lord over unto thee, my son?
thy brethren, and let thy mother’s 38 And Esau said unto his father,
sons b bow down to thee: cursed be Hast thou but one blessing, my
every one that curseth thee, and father? bless me, even me also, O
blessed be he that d blesseth thee. my father. And Esau lifted up his
30 ¶ And it came to pass, as soon voice, and a wept.
as Isaac had made an end of bless- 39 And Isaac his father answered
ing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce and said unto him, Behold, thy
gone out from the presence of Isaac dwelling shall be the fatness of the
his father, that Esau his brother earth, and of the dew of heaven
came in from his hunting. from above;
31 And he also had made savoury 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live,
meat, and brought it unto his father, and shalt serve thy a brother; and it
and said unto his father, Let my shall come to pass when thou shalt
father arise, and eat of his son’s have the dominion, that thou shalt
venison, that thy soul may bless me. b 
break his c yoke from off thy neck.
32 And Isaac his father said unto 41 ¶ And Esau hated Jacob because
27 a Gen. 48:10. Covenant. 38 a Heb. 12:17;
b Heb. 11:20. d tg  Blessing. 1 Ne. 17:7;
28 a Deut. 33:13, 28; 33 a heb  hunted game. Alma 31:26;
D&C 121:45. b Gen. 28:3. 3 Ne. 17:22 (21–22);
29 a tg  Israel, Blessings of. 36 a ie  A supplanter. Moses 7:44 (41–58).
b Gen. 49:8; Gen. 25:26. 40 a Gen. 25:23.
1 Ne. 7:20. b tg  Birthright. b 2 Kgs. 8:20 (20–22).
c tg  Abrahamic 37 a 2 Sam. 8:14. c tg  Bondage, Physical.
Genesis 27:42–28:12 42

of the blessing wherewith his father 2 Arise, go to a Padan-aram, to the

blessed him: and Esau said in his house of b  Bethuel thy mother’s
heart, The days of mourning for father; and take thee a wife from
my father are at hand; then will I thence of the daughters of c Laban
slay my brother Jacob. thy mother’s brother.
42 And these words of Esau her 3 And God a Almighty b bless thee,
elder son were told to Rebekah: and make thee c fruitful, and mul-
and she sent and called Jacob her tiply thee, that thou mayest be a
younger son, and said unto him, Be- d 
multitude of people;
hold, thy brother Esau, as touching 4 And give thee the blessing of
thee, doth comfort himself, purpos- Abraham, to thee, and to thy a seed
ing to kill thee. with thee; that thou mayest in-
43 Now therefore, my son, obey herit the land wherein thou art
my voice; and arise, a flee thou to a stranger, which God gave unto
Laban my b brother to c Haran; Abraham.
44 And tarry with him a few days, 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and
until thy brother’s fury turn away; he went to Padan-aram unto La-
45 Until thy brother’s a anger turn ban, son of Bethuel the a Syrian,
away from thee, and he forget that the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and
which thou hast done to him: then Esau’s mother.
I will send, and fetch thee from 6 ¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had
thence: why should I be deprived blessed Jacob, and sent him away
also of you both in one day ? to Padan-aram, to take him a wife
46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I from thence; and that as he blessed
am weary of my life because of the him he gave him a charge, saying,
daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a Thou shalt not take a wife of the
wife of the daughters of Heth, such daughters of Canaan;
as these which are of the daughters 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father
of the land, what good shall my and his mother, and was gone to
life do me? Padan-aram;
8 And Esau seeing that the daugh-
Chapter 28 ters of Canaan pleased not Isaac
his father;
Isaac forbids Jacob to marry a Canaan- 9 Then went Esau unto a Ishmael,
ite—He blesses Jacob and his seed with and took unto the wives which he
the blessings of Abraham—Esau marries had Mahalath the daughter of Ish-
a daughter of Ishmael—Jacob sees in vi- mael Abraham’s son, the sister of
sion a ladder reaching up into heaven— Nebajoth, to be his b wife.
The Lord promises him seed as the dust 10 ¶ And Jacob went out from
of the earth in number—The Lord also Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
promises Jacob that in him and in his 11 And he lighted upon a certain
seed all the families of the earth will be place, and tarried there all night,
blessed—Jacob covenants to pay tithes. because the sun was set; and he took
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed of the stones of that place, and put
him, and charged him, and said unto them for his pillows, and lay down
him, Thou shalt not take a a wife of in that place to sleep.
the daughters of b Canaan. 12 And he a dreamed, and behold a
43 a Gen. 35:1. b Gen. 22:23. 5 a heb  Aramean.
b Gen. 24:4. c Gen. 25:20. Deut. 26:5;
c Gen. 24:10; 29:4. 3 a tg  God, Power of. Hosea 12:12.
45 a tg  Anger. b Gen. 27:33. 9 a Gen. 25:13; 36:3 (1–8).
46 a tg  Marriage, Interfaith. c Gen. 8:17; 9:7; 26:22; b tg  Marriage,
28 1 a tg  Marriage, Wives. 35:11; 41:52. Interfaith.
b Gen. 24:3. d Gen. 12:2. 12 a tg  Dream.
2 a Gen. 25:20. 4 a tg  Seed of Abraham.
43 Genesis 28:13–29:7

ladder set up on the earth, and the father’s house in peace; then shall
top of it reached to heaven: and be- the a Lord be my God:
hold the b angels of God ascending 22 And this stone, which I have
and descending on it. set for a pillar, shall be God’s house:
13 And, behold, the a Lord stood and of all that thou shalt give me I
above it, and said, I am the c Lord will surely give the a tenth unto thee.
God of Abraham thy father, and
the God of Isaac: the d land whereon Chapter 29
thou liest, to thee will I give it, and Jacob meets Rachel at the well—He
to thy seed; serves Laban seven years for her—
14 And thy seed shall be as the Laban gives to Jacob first Leah then
dust of the earth, and thou shalt Rachel in marriage—Jacob serves an-
spread abroad to the west, and to other seven years—Leah bears Reuben,
the east, and to the a north, and to the Simeon, Levi, and Judah.
south: and in thee and in thy b seed
shall all the c families of the earth Then Jacob went on his journey,
be d blessed. and came into the land of the peo-
15 And, behold, a I am with thee, ple of the east.
and will keep thee in all places 2 And he looked, and behold a
whither thou goest, and will b bring well in the field, and, lo, there were
thee again into this c land; for I will three flocks of sheep lying by it; for
not leave thee, until I have done out of that well they watered the
that which I have spoken to thee of. flocks: and a great stone was upon
16 ¶ And Jacob awaked out of the well’s mouth.
his sleep, and he said, Surely the 3 And thither were all the flocks
Lord is in this place; and I knew it gathered: and they rolled the stone
not. from the well’s mouth, and wa-
17 And he was afraid, and said, tered the sheep, and put the stone
How dreadful is this place! this is again upon the well’s mouth in his
none other but the house of God, place.
and this is the gate of a heaven. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My
18 And Jacob rose up early in the brethren, whence be ye? And they
morning, and took the stone that said, Of a Haran are we.
he had put for his pillows, and set 5 And he said unto them, Know
it up for a a pillar, and poured oil ye a Laban the son of Nahor? And
upon the top of it. they said, We know him.
19 And he called the name of that 6 And he said unto them, Is he
place a Beth-el: but the name of well? And they said, He is well:
that city was called b Luz at the first. and, behold, Rachel his daughter
20 And Jacob vowed a a vow, say- cometh with the sheep.
ing, If God will be with me, and 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high
will keep me in this way that I go, day, neither is it time that the cat-
and will give me bread to eat, and tle should be gathered together:
raiment to put on, water ye the sheep, and go and feed
21 So that I come again to my them.
tg  Angels.
12 b Covenant. Gen. 12:8 (7–8);
13 a
Hosea 12:4 (3–5). d tg  Israel, Blessings of; Josh. 16:2 (1–2);
b or  beside him. Israel, Mission of. 2 Kgs. 2:2;
c tg  Jesus Christ, Jehovah. 15 a Gen. 26:24; 46:4. Abr. 2:20.
d tg  Promised Lands. b tg  Israel, Bondage of, b Gen. 35:6; 48:3.
tg  Israel, Ten Lost
14 a in Egypt. 20 a tg  Vow.
Tribes of. c tg  Israel, Land of. 21 a Gen. 31:13;
b tg  Priesthood, 17 a tg  Heaven. Deut. 26:17 (16–19).
History of; 18 a Gen. 31:13 (13, 45); 22 a tg  Tithing.
Seed of Abraham. 35:14. 29 4 a Gen. 27:43.
c tg  Abrahamic 19 a ie  House of God. 5 a Gen. 24:29.
Genesis 29:8–32 44

8 And they said, We cannot, until I should give her to another man:
all a the flocks be gathered together, abide with me.
and till they roll the stone from 20 And Jacob served seven years
the well’s mouth; then we water for a Rachel; and they seemed unto
the sheep. him but a few days, for the b love he
9 ¶ And while he yet spake with had to her.
them, Rachel came with her father’s 21 ¶ And Jacob said unto Laban,
sheep: for she kept them. Give me my wife, for my days are
10 And it came to pass, when Jacob fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
saw Rachel the daughter of Laban 22 And Laban gathered together
his mother’s brother, and the sheep all the men of the place, and made
of Laban his mother’s brother, that a a feast.
Jacob went near, and rolled the 23 And it came to pass in the eve-
stone from the well’s mouth, and ning, that he took Leah his daugh-
watered the flock of Laban his ter, and brought her to him; and he
mother’s brother. went in unto her.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and 24 And Laban gave unto his daugh-
lifted up his voice, and wept. ter Leah a Zilpah his maid for an
12 And Jacob told Rachel that he handmaid.
was her father’s brother, and that 25 And it came to pass, that in the
he was Rebekah’s son: and she ran morning, behold, it was Leah: and
and told her father. he said to Laban, What is this thou
13 And it came to pass, when La- hast done unto me? did not I serve
ban heard the tidings of Jacob his with thee for Rachel? wherefore
sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, then hast thou beguiled me?
and embraced him, and kissed 26 And Laban said, It must not
him, and brought him to his house. be so done in our country, to give
And he told Laban all these things. the younger before the a firstborn.
14 And Laban said to him, Surely 27 Fulfil her week, and we will
thou art my bone and my a flesh. give thee this also for the service
And he abode with him the space which thou shalt serve with me yet
of a month. seven other years.
15 ¶ And Laban said unto Ja- 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled
cob, Because thou art my brother, her week: and he gave him Rachel
shouldest thou therefore serve me his daughter to wife also.
for nought? tell me, what shall thy 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his
wages be? daughter a Bilhah his handmaid to
16 And Laban had two daughters: be her maid.
the name of the elder was Leah, and 30 And he went in also unto Ra-
the name of the younger was Rachel. chel, and he a loved also Rachel
17 Leah was tender eyed; but Ra- more than Leah, and b served with
chel was a beautiful and well b fa- him yet seven other years.
voured. 31 ¶ And when the Lord saw that
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and Leah was hated, he opened her
said, I will a serve thee seven years womb: but Rachel was a barren.
for Rachel thy younger daughter. 32 And a Leah conceived, and bare
19 And Laban said, It is better a son, and she called his name b Reu-
that I give her to thee, than that ben: for she said, Surely the Lord
8 a Samaritan and 18 a Gen. 31:41. 30 a Gen. 30:15.
Septuagint: the 20 a Hosea 12:12. b Gen. 30:26.
shepherds. b tg  Love. 31 a tg  Barren.
10 a Gen. 24:13. 22 a Judg. 14:10. 32 a Gen. 46:15.
14 a Gen. 2:23. 24 a Gen. 46:18. b ie  Look, a son.
17 a tg  Beauty. 26 a tg  Firstborn. Gen. 35:23 (2, 23); 49:3;
b Gen. 39:6. 29 a Gen. 46:25. 1 Chr. 2:1; 5:1.
45 Genesis 29:33–30:16

hath looked upon my affliction; handmaid to wife: and Jacob went

now therefore my husband will in unto her.
love me. 5 And a Bilhah conceived, and bare
33 And she conceived again, and Jacob a son.
bare a son; and said, Because the 6 And Rachel said, God hath
Lord hath heard that I was a hated, judged me, and hath also heard
he hath therefore given me this my voice, and hath given me a son:
son also: and she called his name therefore called she his name a Dan.
Simeon. 7 And Bilhah Rachel’s maid con-
34 And she conceived again, and ceived again, and bare Jacob a sec-
bare a son; and said, Now this time ond son.
will my husband be joined unto 8 And Rachel said, a With great
me, because I have born him three wrestlings have I wrestled with my
sons: therefore was his name called sister, and I have prevailed: and she
Levi. called his name b Naphtali.
35 And she conceived again, and 9 When Leah saw that she had left
bare a son: and she said, Now will bearing, she took Zilpah her maid,
I a praise the Lord: therefore she and gave her Jacob to wife.
called his name b Judah; and left 10 And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare
bearing. Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, A a troop cometh:
Chapter 30 and she called his name b Gad.
12 And a Zilpah Leah’s maid bare
Jacob marries Bilhah, and she bears Jacob a second son.
Dan and Naphtali—He marries Zil- 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for
pah, and she bears Gad and Asher— the daughters will call me a blessed:
Leah bears Issachar and Zebulun and and she called his name b Asher.
a daughter, Dinah—Then Rachel con- 14 ¶ And Reuben went in the days
ceives and bears Joseph—Jacob works of wheat harvest, and found a man-
for Laban for wages of cattle and sheep. drakes in the field, and brought
And when Rachel saw that she bare them unto his mother Leah. Then
Jacob no children, Rachel a envied Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray
her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give thee, of thy son’s mandrakes.
me children, or else I die. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a
2 And Jacob’s anger was kindled small matter that thou hast a taken
against Rachel: and he said, Am I my husband? and wouldest thou
in a God’s stead, who hath withheld take away my son’s mandrakes also?
from thee the fruit of the womb? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall
3 And she said, Behold my maid lie with thee to night for thy son’s
Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall mandrakes.
bear upon my knees, that I may also 16 And Jacob came out of the field
have children by her. in the evening, and Leah went out to
4 And she gave him a Bilhah her meet him, and said, Thou must come
33 a Deut. 21:15. tg  Envy. b ie  My wrestling.
b ie  Hearing. 2 a 2 Kgs. 5:7. Gen. 49:21; 2 Ne. 19:1.
Gen. 49:5. 3 a heb  be built up by her 11 a Gen. 49:19.
34 a ie  Joined, or Pledged. (Gen. 16:2). b ie  Good fortune (word-
Num. 18:2 (2–4). 4 a D&C 132:37. play on the Hebrew
35 a Gen. 49:8; 1 Ne. 18:16; 5 a Gen. 46:25. words gedud, “troop,”
Mosiah 2:20 (20–21); 6 a ie  He has judged, or and gad, “fortune”).
D&C 136:28. vindicated. 12 a Gen. 46:18.
b ie  Praise. Gen. 49:16 (16–18); 13 a tg  Blessing.
tg  Israel, Judah, 1 Chr. 2:2. b ie  Happy, Blessed.
People of. 8 a heb  The wrestlings of Gen. 49:20.
30 1 a Gen. 16:5 (4–16); God have I wrestled 14 a tg  Superstitions.
1 Sam. 1:6 (1–20). with my sister. 15 a Gen. 29:30.
Genesis 30:17–37 46

in unto me; for surely I have hired 29 And he said unto him, Thou
thee with my son’s mandrakes. And knowest how I have served thee, and
he lay with her that night. how thy cattle was with me.
17 And God hearkened unto Leah, 30 For it was little which thou
and she conceived, and bare Jacob hadst before I came, and it is now
the fifth son. increased unto a multitude; and
18 And Leah said, God hath given the Lord hath blessed thee since
me my a hire, because I have given my coming: and now when shall I
my maiden to my husband: and she provide for mine own house also?
called his name b Issachar. 31 And he said, What shall I give
19 And Leah conceived again, and thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt
bare Jacob the sixth son. not give me any thing: if thou wilt
20 And Leah said, God hath en- do this thing for me, I will again
dued me with a good dowry; now feed and keep thy flock:
will my husband a dwell with me, 32 I will pass through all thy flock
because I have born him six sons: to day, removing from thence all
and she called his name b Zebulun. the speckled and spotted a cattle,
21 And afterwards she bare a daugh- and all the brown cattle among the
ter, and called her name Dinah. sheep, and the spotted and speckled
22 ¶ And God a remembered Ra- among the goats: and of such shall
chel, and God hearkened to her, be my hire.
and opened her womb. 33 So shall my a righteousness an-
23 And she conceived, and bare a swer for me in time to come, when
son; and said, God hath taken away it shall come for my hire before thy
my a reproach: face: every one that is not speckled
24 And she called his name a Joseph; and spotted among the goats, and
and said, The Lord shall add to me brown among the sheep, that shall
another son. be counted stolen with me.
25 ¶ And it came to pass, when 34 And Laban said, Behold, I
Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob would it might be according to thy
said unto Laban, Send me away, that word.
I may go unto mine own place, and 35 And he removed that day the
to my country. he goats that were ringstraked and
26 Give me my wives and my chil- spotted, and all the she goats that
dren, for whom I have a served thee, were speckled and spotted, and ev-
and let me go: for thou knowest my ery one that had some white in it,
service which I have done thee. and all the brown among the sheep,
27 And Laban said unto him, I and gave them into the hand of
pray thee, if I have found favour in his sons.
thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned 36 And he set three days’ journey
by experience that the Lord hath betwixt himself and Jacob: and Ja-
blessed me for thy b sake. cob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.
28 And he said, Appoint me thy 37 ¶ And Jacob took him rods of
wages, and I will give it. green poplar, and of the a hazel and
18 a or  recompense. 23 a tg  Barren; 27 a tg  Blessing.
b ie  (perhaps) There is a Reproach. b Gen. 39:5 (3–5).
recompense. 24 a “Joseph” relates both to 32 a heb  sheep. “Cattle” is
Gen. 49:14 (14–15). the Hebrew root yasaph, older English for “flock”
20 a or  honor me, exalt me. “to add,” and to asaph, or “herd” as part of one’s
b The Hebrew zevul meaning both “to take property, or “stock.”
means “exalted abode”; away” and “to gather.” Enos 1:21;
see in Isa. 63:15. The context plays upon Ether 9:18;
Gen. 49:13; all of these meanings. Abr. 5:21.
2 Ne. 19:1. tg  Israel, Joseph, 33 a D&C 59:23.
22 a Gen. 21:1 (1–3); People of. 37 a or  almond.
1 Sam. 1:19 (19–20). 26 a Gen. 29:30 (20, 30).
47 Genesis 30:38–31:14

chestnut tree; and b pilled white 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob,
strakes in them, and made the white Return unto the land of thy fathers,

appear which was in the rods. and to thy kindred; and b I will be
38 And he set the rods which he with thee.
had pilled before the flocks in the 4 And a Jacob sent and called Ra-
gutters in the watering troughs chel and Leah to the field unto his
when the flocks came to drink, that flock,
they should conceive when they 5 And said unto them, I see your
came to drink. father’s countenance, that it is not
39 And the flocks conceived before toward me as before; but the God
the a rods, and brought forth cattle of my father hath been with me.
ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. 6 And ye know that with all my
40 And Jacob did separate the power I have served your father.
lambs, and set the faces of the 7 And your father hath deceived
flocks toward the ringstraked, and me, and changed my wages ten
all the brown in the flock of La- times; but God suffered him not
ban; and he put his own flocks by to hurt me.
themselves, and put them not unto 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall
Laban’s cattle. be thy wages; then all the cattle
41 And it came to pass, whensoever bare speckled: and if he said thus,
the stronger cattle did conceive, that The ringstraked shall be thy hire;
Jacob laid the rods before the eyes then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
of the cattle in the gutters, that they 9 Thus God hath taken away the
might conceive among the rods. cattle of your father, and given
42 But when the cattle were fee- them to me.
ble, he put them not in: so the fee- 10 And it came to pass at the time
bler were Laban’s, and the stronger that the a cattle conceived, that I
Jacob’s. lifted up mine eyes, and saw in
43 And the man a increased ex- a dream, and, behold, the rams
ceedingly, and had much cattle, and which leaped upon the cattle were
maidservants, and menservants, ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
and camels, and asses. 11 And the a angel of God spake
unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob:
Chapter 31 And I said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lift up now thine
The Lord commands Jacob to return to eyes, and see, all the rams which
Canaan, and Jacob departs secretly— leap upon the a cattle are ringstraked,
Laban pursues him; they resolve their speckled, and grisled: for I have
differences and make a covenant of seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
peace—Laban blesses his descendants, 13 I am the a God of Beth-el, where
and he and Jacob part company.
thou anointedst the b pillar, and
And he heard the words of Laban’s where thou vowedst a c vow unto
sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away me: now arise, get thee out from
all that was our father’s; and of that this land, and return unto the land
which was our father’s hath he got- of thy kindred.
ten all this a glory. 14 And Rachel and Leah answered
2 And Jacob beheld the counte- and said unto him, Is there yet any
nance of Laban, and, behold, it was portion or a inheritance for us in
not toward him as before. our father’s house?
37 b heb  peeled. 3 a Gen. 32:9. 12 a heb  flock.
39 a tg  Superstitions. b Gen. 26:24. 13 a Gen. 28:21 (16–22).
43 a Gen. 24:35 (34–35); 4 a tg  Marriage, Husbands. b Gen. 28:18.
26:13 (12–15). 10 a heb  flock. c tg  Vow.
31 1 a or  wealth. 11 a tg  Angels. 14 a tg  Inheritance.
Genesis 31:15–38 48

15 Are we not counted of him 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss

strangers? for he hath sold us, and my sons and my daughters? thou
hath quite devoured also our money. hast now done foolishly in so doing.
16 For all the riches which God 29 It is in the power of my hand
hath taken from our father, that is to do you hurt: but the God of your
ours, and our children’s: now then, father spake unto me yesternight,
whatsoever God hath said unto saying, Take thou heed that thou
thee, do. speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
17 ¶ Then Jacob rose up, and set 30 And now, though thou wouldest
his sons and his wives upon camels; needs be gone, because thou sore
18 And he carried away all his longedst after thy father’s house, yet
cattle, and all his goods which he wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
had gotten, the cattle of his getting, 31 And Jacob answered and said
which he had gotten in Padan-aram, to Laban, Because I was afraid: for
for to go to Isaac his father in the I said, Peradventure thou wouldest
land of Canaan. take by force thy daughters from me.
19 And Laban went to shear his 32 With whomsoever thou findest
sheep: and Rachel had stolen the thy gods, let him not live: before
images that were her father’s. our brethren discern thou what is
20 And Jacob stole away unawares thine with me, and take it to thee.
to Laban the a Syrian, in that he told For Jacob knew not that Rachel had
him not that he fled. stolen them.
21 So he fled with all that he had; 33 And Laban went into Jacob’s
and he rose up, and passed over the tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into
river, and set his face toward the the two maidservants’ tents; but
mount Gilead. he found them not. Then went he
22 And it was told Laban on the out of Leah’s tent, and entered into
third day that Jacob was fled. Rachel’s tent.
23 And he took his brethren with 34 Now Rachel had taken the im-
him, and pursued after him seven ages, and put them in the camel’s
days’ journey; and they overtook furniture, and sat upon them. And
him in the mount Gilead. Laban searched all the tent, but
24 And God came to Laban the found them not.
Syrian in a a dream by night, and 35 And she said to her father, Let
said unto him, Take heed that thou it not displease my lord that I can-
speak not to Jacob either good or not rise up before thee; for the cus-
bad. tom of women is upon me. And he
25 ¶ Then Laban overtook Jacob. searched, but found not the images.
Now Jacob had pitched his tent 36 ¶ And Jacob was wroth, and
in the mount: and Laban with his chode with Laban: and Jacob an-
brethren pitched in the mount of swered and said to Laban, What is
Gilead. my trespass? what is my sin, that
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
hast thou done, that thou hast sto- 37 Whereas thou hast searched all
len away unawares to me, and car- my stuff, what hast thou found of
ried away my daughters, as captives all thy household stuff? set it here
taken with the sword? before my brethren and thy breth-
27 Wherefore didst thou flee away ren, that they may judge betwixt
secretly, and steal away from me; us both.
and didst not tell me, that I might 38 This twenty years have I been
have sent thee away with mirth, with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats
and with songs, with tabret, and have not cast their young, and the
with a harp? rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
19 a tg  Idolatry. 24 a tg  Dream. 27 a Gen. 4:21;
20 a heb  Aramean (also v. 24). b Gen. 24:50. 2 Sam. 6:5.
49 Genesis 31:39–32:4

39 That which was a torn of beasts when we are absent one from an-
I brought not unto thee; I bare the other.
loss of it; of my hand didst thou 50 If thou shalt afflict my daugh-
require it, whether stolen by day, or ters, or if thou shalt take other wives
stolen by night. beside my daughters, no man is with
40 Thus I was; in the day the us; see, God is witness betwixt me
drought consumed me, and the frost and thee.
by night; and my sleep departed 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Be-
from mine eyes. hold this heap, and behold this pil-
41 Thus have I been twenty years lar, which I have cast betwixt me
in thy house; I a served thee fourteen and thee;
years for thy two daughters, and 52 This heap be witness, and this
six years for thy cattle: and thou pillar be witness, that I will not pass
hast changed my wages ten times. over this heap to thee, and that
42 Except the God of my father, thou shalt not pass over this heap
the God of Abraham, and the fear and this pillar unto me, for harm.
of Isaac, had been with me, surely 53 The God of Abraham, and the
thou hadst sent me away now empty. God of Nahor, the God of their
God hath seen mine affliction and father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob
the a labour of my hands, and re- sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
buked thee yesternight. 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice
43 ¶ And Laban answered and said upon the mount, and called his
unto Jacob, These daughters are my brethren to eat bread: and they did
daughters, and these children are my eat a bread, and tarried all night in
children, and these cattle are my cat- the mount.
tle, and all that thou seest is mine: 55 And early in the morning Laban
and what can I do this day unto rose up, and kissed his sons and his
these my daughters, or unto their daughters, and blessed them: and
children which they have born? Laban departed, and returned unto
44 Now therefore come thou, let his place.
us make a covenant, I and thou;
and let it be for a witness between Chapter 32
me and thee.
45 And Jacob took a stone, and set Jacob sees angels—He asks God to
it up for a a pillar. preserve him from Esau, for whom he
46 And Jacob said unto his breth- prepares presents—He wrestles all night
with a messenger of God—Jacob’s name
ren, Gather stones; and they took is changed to Israel—He sees God face
stones, and made an heap: and they to face.
did eat there upon the heap.
47 And Laban called it a Jegar- And Jacob went on his way, and the
sahadutha: but Jacob called it angels of God met him.
Galeed. 2 And when Jacob saw them, he
48 And Laban said, This heap is a said, This is God’s a host: and he called
witness between me and thee this the name of that place b Mahanaim.
day. Therefore was the name of it 3 And Jacob sent messengers before
called Galeed; him to Esau his brother unto the
49 And a Mizpah; for he said, The land of a Seir, the country of b Edom.
Lord b watch between me and thee, 4 And he commanded them,
39 a Ex. 22:13 (12–13). b ie  The heap of witness b ie  Two hosts, or camps.
40 a tg  Drought. (in Hebrew). 3 a Gen. 36:8 (8–9);
41 a Gen. 29:18. 49 a ie  The lookout point. Deut. 2:5 (4–6);
42 a tg  Industry. b tg  Watch. Ezek. 35:2 (1–15).
45 a Ex. 24:4. 54 a Ezek. 44:3 (1–3). b Gen. 36:1 (1, 8).
47 a ie  The heap of witness 32 2 a heb  mahneh, “camp.”
(in Aramaic). D&C 64:24.
Genesis 32:5–25 50

saying, Thus shall ye speak unto twenty he goats, two hundred ewes,
my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob and twenty rams,
saith thus, I have sojourned with 15 Thirty milch camels with their
Laban, and stayed there until now: colts, forty kine, and ten bulls,
5 And I have oxen, and asses, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
flocks, and menservants, and wom- 16 And he delivered them into the
enservants: and I have sent to tell hand of his servants, every drove
my lord, that I may find grace in by themselves; and said unto his
thy sight. servants, Pass over before me, and
6 ¶ And the messengers returned put a space betwixt drove and
to Jacob, saying, We came to thy drove.
brother Esau, and also he cometh 17 And he commanded the fore-
to meet thee, and four hundred most, saying, When Esau my brother
men with him. meeteth thee, and asketh thee, say-
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid ing, Whose art thou? and whither
and a distressed: and he divided the goest thou? and whose are these
people that was with him, and the before thee?
flocks, and herds, and the camels, 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy
into two bands; servant Jacob’s; it is a present sent
8 And said, If Esau come to the unto my lord Esau: and, behold,
one company, and smite it, then also he is behind us.
the other company which is left 19 And so commanded he the sec-
shall escape. ond, and the third, and all that fol-
9 ¶ And Jacob said, O a God of my lowed the droves, saying, On this
father Abraham, and God of my fa­ manner shall ye speak unto Esau,
ther Isaac, the Lord which saidst when ye find him.
unto me, b Return unto thy country, 20 And say ye moreover, Behold,
and to thy kindred, and I will deal thy servant Jacob is behind us.
well with thee: For he said, I will appease him
10 a I am not worthy of the least of with the present that goeth before
all the b mercies, and of all the truth, me, and afterward I will see his
which thou hast shewed unto thy face; peradventure he will accept
servant; for with my staff I passed of me.
over this Jordan; and now I am be- 21 So went the present over before
come two bands. him: and himself lodged that night
11 a Deliver me, I pray thee, from in the company.
the hand of my brother, from the 22 And he rose up that night, and
hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest took his two wives, and his two
he will come and smite me, and the womenservants, and his eleven sons,
mother with the children. and passed over the ford Jabbok.
12 And thou saidst, I will surely do 23 And he took them, and sent
thee good, and make thy a seed as them over the brook, and sent over
the b sand of the sea, which cannot that he had.
be numbered for multitude. 24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; and
13 ¶ And he lodged there that there a wrestled a man with him un-
same night; and took of that which til the breaking of the day.
came to his hand a present for Esau 25 And when he saw that he pre-
his brother; vailed not against him, he touched
14 Two hundred she goats, and the hollow of his thigh; and the
7 a Gen. 35:3. of all the mercies . . . 11 a tg  Deliver.
9 a Matt. 22:32; tg  Worthiness. 12 a tg  Seed of Abraham.
1 Ne. 19:10; b Gen. 24:27; b Hosea 1:10.
D&C 136:21. 1 Ne. 1:20; 24 a Enos 1:2 (1–12);
b Gen. 31:3 (3, 13). Alma 34:38; Alma 8:10.
10 a or  I am unworthy D&C 46:15.
51 Genesis 32:26–33:13

hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of and her children after, and Rachel
joint, as he wrestled with him. and Joseph hindermost.
26 And he said, Let me go, for the 3 And he passed over before them,
day breaketh. And he said, I will and a bowed himself to the ground
not let thee go, except thou bless seven times, until he came near to
me. his brother.
27 And he said unto him, What is 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and
thy name? And he said, Jacob. embraced him, and fell on his neck,
28 And he said, Thy a name shall and kissed him: and they wept.
be called no more Jacob, but b Israel: 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw
for as a d prince hast thou e power the women and the children; and
with God and with men, and hast said, Who are those with thee? And
prevailed. he said, The children which God
29 And Jacob asked him, and said, hath graciously given thy servant.
Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And 6 Then the handmaidens came
he said, Wherefore is it that thou near, they and their children, and
dost ask after my a name? And he they bowed themselves.
blessed him there. 7 And Leah also with her children
30 And Jacob called the name of came near, and bowed themselves:
the place a Peniel: for I have b seen and after came Joseph near and Ra-
God c face to face, and my life is chel, and they bowed themselves.
preserved. 8 And he said, What meanest thou
31 And as he passed over a Penuel by all this drove which I met? And
the sun rose upon him, and he he said, These are to find grace in
halted upon his thigh. the sight of my lord.
32 Therefore the children of Israel 9 And Esau said, I have enough,
eat not of the sinew which shrank, my brother; keep that thou hast
which is upon the hollow of the unto thyself.
thigh, unto this day: because he 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee,
touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh if now I have found grace in thy sight,
in the sinew that shrank. then receive my present at my hand:
for therefore I have seen thy face, as
Chapter 33 though I had seen the face of God,
Jacob and Esau meet and are recon- and thou wast pleased with me.
ciled—Esau receives Jacob’s presents— 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing
that is brought to thee; because
Jacob settles in Canaan, where he builds God hath dealt graciously with me,
an altar. and because I have enough. And he
And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and urged him, and he took it.
looked, and, behold, Esau came, 12 And he said, Let us take our
and with him four hundred men. journey, and let us go, and I will
And he divided the children unto go before thee.
Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto 13 And he said unto him, My lord
the two handmaids. knoweth that the children are tender,
2 And he put the handmaids and and the flocks and herds with young
their children foremost, and Leah are with me: and if men should
28 a Gen. 25:26. tg  Name. e tg  Priesthood, Power of. tg  God, Knowledge
b ie  He perseveres (with) f Hosea 12:4. about; God, Privilege of
God; it may also mean, 29 a Judg. 13:18; Seeing.
Let God prevail. Mosiah 5:12 (9–14); c Ether 12:39; D&C 17:1;
tg  Israel, Origins of. D&C 18:25; 130:11. Moses 1:11 (2, 11, 31); 7:4.
c or  for thou hast tg  Name. tg  God, Body of,
persevered with God . . . b Gen. 48:16. Corporeal Nature;
d Ps. 135:4; 3 Ne. 5:21 (21–26); 30 a ie  The face of God. God, Manifestations of.
D&C 49:24 (23–25); b See jst  Ex. 33:20, 23 31 a Variant of Peniel.
52:2 (1–3); 132:37. (Appendix). 33 3 a tg  Courtesy.
Genesis 33:14–34:15 52

overdrive them one day, all the the damsel, and spake kindly unto
flock will die. the damsel.
14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass 4 And Shechem spake unto his
over before his servant: and I will father Hamor, saying, Get me this
lead on softly, according as the cat- damsel to wife.
tle that goeth before me and the 5 And Jacob heard that he had
children be able to endure, until I defiled Dinah his daughter: now
come unto my lord unto Seir. his sons were with his cattle in the
15 And Esau said, Let me now leave field: and Jacob held his peace un-
with thee some of the folk that are til they were come.
with me. And he said, What needeth 6 ¶ And Hamor the father of She-
it? let me find grace in the sight of chem went out unto Jacob to com-
my lord. mune with him.
16 ¶ So Esau returned that day on 7 And the sons of Jacob came
his way unto Seir. out of the field when they heard
17 And Jacob journeyed to a Suc- it: and the men were grieved, and
coth, and built him an house, and they were very a wroth, because he
made booths for his cattle: there- had wrought folly in Israel in lying
fore the name of the place is called with Jacob’s daughter; which thing
Succoth. ought not to be done.
18 ¶ And Jacob came to Shalem, 8 And Hamor communed with
a city of Shechem, which is in the them, saying, The soul of my son
land of Canaan, when he came from Shechem longeth for your daugh-
Padan-aram; and pitched his tent ter: I pray you give her him to wife.
before the city. 9 And make ye marriages with us,
19 And he bought a parcel of a and give your daughters unto us,
field, where he had spread his and take our daughters unto you.
tent, at the hand of the children 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and
of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for an the a land shall be before you; dwell
hundred pieces of money. and b trade ye therein, and get you
20 And he erected there an altar, possessions therein.
and called it a El-elohe-Israel. 11 And Shechem said unto her
father and unto her brethren, Let
Chapter 34 me find grace in your eyes, and what
Shechem defiles Dinah—The Hivites ye shall say unto me I will give.
seek to arrange marriages with Jacob’s 12 Ask me a never so much dowry
family—Many, having been circum- and gift, and I will give according
cised, are slain by Simeon and Levi— as ye shall say unto me: but give
Jacob reproves his sons. me the damsel to wife.
13 And the sons of Jacob answered
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, Shechem and Hamor his father de-
which she bare unto Jacob, went ceitfully, and said, because he had
out to see the daughters of the defiled Dinah their sister:
land. 14 a And they said unto them, We
2 And when Shechem the son of cannot do this thing, to give our
Hamor the Hivite, prince of the sister to one that is b uncircumcised;
country, saw her, he took her, and for that were a reproach unto us:
lay with her, and defiled her. 15 But in this will we consent unto
3 And his soul clave unto Dinah you: If ye will be as we be, that ev-
the daughter of Jacob, and he loved ery male of you be a circumcised;
17 a ie  Booths. 7 a Gen. 49:7. 14 a Septuagint: And Simeon
b Josh. 13:27; 10 a Gen. 20:15. and Levi, brothers of
Ps. 60:6. b Mosiah 24:7; Dinah, sons of Leah,
20 a ie  El (God) is the God 4 Ne. 1:46; said . . .
of Israel. Ether 10:22. b Judg. 14:3.
34 2 a Judg. 9:28. 12 a or  ever so high a dowry. 15 a tg  Circumcision.
53 Genesis 34:16–35:3

16 Then will we give our daugh- 27 The sons of Jacob came upon
ters unto you, and we will take your the slain, and spoiled the city, be-
daughters to us, and we will dwell cause they had defiled their sister.
with you, and we will become one 28 They took their sheep, and their
people. oxen, and their asses, and that which
17 But if ye will not hearken unto was in the city, and that which was
us, to be circumcised; then will we in the field,
take our daughter, and we will be 29 And all their wealth, and all
gone. their little ones, and their wives
18 And their words pleased Hamor, took they captive, and spoiled even
and Shechem Hamor’s son. all that was in the house.
19 And the young man deferred 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and
not to do the thing, because he had Levi, Ye have troubled me to make
delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he me to stink among the inhabitants
was more honourable than all the of the land, among the Canaanites
house of his father. and the Perizzites: and I being few
20 ¶ And Hamor and Shechem his in number, they shall gather them-
son came unto the a gate of their selves together against me, and slay
city, and communed with the men me; and I shall be destroyed, I and
of their city, saying, my house.
21 These men are peaceable with 31 And they said, Should he deal
us; therefore let them dwell in the with our sister as with an harlot?
land, and trade therein; for the land,
behold, it is large enough for them; Chapter 35
let us take their daughters to us God sends Jacob to Bethel, where he
for wives, and let us give them our builds an altar and the Lord appears
daughters. to him—God renews the promise that
22 Only herein will the men con- Jacob will be a great nation and that his
sent unto us for to dwell with us,
to be one people, if every male name will be Israel—Jacob sets up an
among us be circumcised, as they altar and pours a drink offering—Ra-
chel bears Benjamin, dies in childbirth,
are circumcised. and is buried near Bethlehem—Reuben
23 Shall not their cattle and their sins with Bilhah—Isaac dies and is
substance and every beast of theirs
be ours? only let us consent unto buried by Jacob and Esau.
them, and they will dwell with us. And God said unto Jacob, Arise,
24 And unto Hamor and unto She- go up to Beth-el, and dwell there:
chem his son hearkened all that and make there an altar unto God,
went out of the gate of his city; and that appeared unto thee when thou
every male was circumcised, all a 
fleddest from the face of Esau thy
that went out of the gate of his city. brother.
25 ¶ And it came to pass on the 2 Then Jacob said unto his house-
third day, when they were sore, that hold, and to all that were with him,
two of the sons of Jacob, a Simeon and Put away the strange a gods that
Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each are among you, and be b clean, and
man his sword, and came upon the change your garments:
city boldly, and slew all the males. 3 And let us arise, and go up to
26 And they a slew Hamor and She- Beth-el; and I will make there an
chem his son with the edge of the altar unto God, who answered me in
sword, and took Dinah out of She- the day of my a distress, and was
chem’s house, and went out. with me in the way which I went.
20 a Gen. 23:10. 35 1 a Gen. 27:43 (41–45). 3 a Gen. 32:7 (7, 24);
25 a Gen. 49:5 (5–7). 2 a tg  Idolatry. Ps. 4:1.
26 a Gen. 49:6. b tg  Purification.
Genesis 35:4–26 54

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the poured a b drink offering thereon,
strange gods which were in their and he poured oil thereon.
hand, and all their earrings which 15 And Jacob called the name of
were in their ears; and Jacob hid the place where God spake with
them under the oak which was by him, Beth-el.
Shechem. 16 ¶ And they journeyed from
5 And they journeyed: and the ter- Beth-el; and there was but a little
ror of God was upon the cities that way to come to Ephrath: and Ra-
were round about them, and they did chel travailed, and she had hard
not pursue after the sons of Jacob. labour.
6 ¶ So Jacob came to a Luz, which 17 And it came to pass, when she
is in the land of Canaan, that is, was in hard labour, that the mid-
Beth-el, he and all the people that wife said unto her, Fear not; thou
were with him. shalt have this son also.
7 And he built there an altar, and 18 And it came to pass, as her soul
called the place El-beth-el: because was in departing, (for she a died) that
there God appeared unto him, when she called his name b Ben-oni: but
he fled from the face of his brother. his father called him c Benjamin.
8 But Deborah Rebekah’s a nurse 19 And a Rachel died, and was bur-
died, and she was buried beneath ied in the way to b Ephrath, which
Beth-el under an oak: and the name is Beth-lehem.
of it was called b Allon-bachuth. 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her
9 ¶ And God appeared unto Jacob grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s
again, when he came out of Padan- grave unto this day.
aram, and blessed him. 21 ¶ And Israel journeyed, and
10 And God said unto him, Thy spread his tent beyond the a tower
name is Jacob: thy name shall not of Edar.
be called any more Jacob, but a Israel 22 And it came to pass, when Israel
shall be thy name: and he called dwelt in that land, that Reuben went
his name Israel. and a lay with Bilhah his father’s
11 And God said unto him, I am concubine: and Israel heard it. Now
God Almighty: be b fruitful and the b sons of Jacob were c twelve:
multiply; a nation and a company 23 The sons of Leah; a Reuben,
of c nations shall be of thee, and Jacob’s firstborn, and Simeon, and
kings shall come out of thy loins; Levi, and Judah, and Issachar,
12 And the a land which I gave and Zebulun:
Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and
give it, and to thy seed after thee Benjamin:
will I give the land. 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s
13 And God went up from him in handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
the place where he talked with him. 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s
14 And Jacob set up a a pillar in handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these
the place where he talked with are the sons of Jacob, which were
him, even a pillar of stone: and he born to him in Padan-aram.
6 a Gen. 28:19; 48:3; Promised Lands. 21 a Mosiah 2:7 (7–8);
Josh. 18:13. 14 a Gen. 28:18. 11:12 (12–13);
8 a Gen. 24:59. b Num. 28:7, 14 (7–24). Alma 50:4;
b ie  Oak of weeping. 18 a tg  Death. Hel. 7:11 (10–14);
10 a tg  Israel, Origins of. b ie  Son of my sorrow, or Ether 1:33 (3–5, 33);
11 a heb  El Shaddai. distress. D&C 101:45 (45–57).
b Gen. 8:17; 9:7; 28:3. c ie  Son at the right 22 a tg  Sexual Immorality.
c tg  Israel, Blessings of; (hand). b Ex. 1:1 (1–4).
Seed of Abraham. Gen. 42:4; 43:29; 46:19. c tg  Israel, Twelve
d tg  Kings, Earthly. 19 a Gen. 48:7. Tribes of.
12 a tg  Israel, Land of; b Ruth 1:2. 23 a Gen. 29:32; 42:22.
55 Genesis 35:27–36:21

27 ¶ And Jacob came unto Isaac sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the
his father unto Mamre, unto the city wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashe-
of Arbah, which is Hebron, where math the wife of Esau.
Abraham and Isaac sojourned. 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were
28 And the a days of b Isaac were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam,
an hundred and fourscore years. and Kenaz.
29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, 12 And Timna was concubine to
and died, and was a gathered unto Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bare
his people, being old and full of to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the
days: and his sons Esau and Jacob sons of Adah Esau’s wife.
buried him. 13 And these are the sons of Reuel;
Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah,
Chapter 36 and Mizzah: these were the sons of
The descendants of Esau, who is Edom, Bashemath Esau’s wife.
are listed. 14 ¶ And these were the sons of
Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah
Now these are the generations of the daughter of Zibeon, Esau’s wife:
Esau, who is a Edom. and she bare to Esau Jeush, and
2 Esau took his wives of the daugh- Jaalam, and Korah.
ters of Canaan; Adah the daughter 15 ¶ These were a  dukes of the
of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah sons of b Esau: the sons of Eliphaz
the daughter of Anah the daughter the firstborn son of Esau; duke
of Zibeon the Hivite; Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho,
3 And B ashemath a  Ishmael’s duke Kenaz,
daughter, sister of Nebajoth. 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and
4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; duke Amalek: these are the dukes
and Bashemath bare Reuel; that came of Eliphaz in the land of
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, Edom; these were the sons of Adah.
and Jaalam, and Korah: these are 17 ¶ And these are the sons of
the sons of Esau, which were born Reu­el Esau’s son; duke Nahath, duke
unto him in the land of Canaan. Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Miz-
6 And Esau took his wives, and his zah: these are the dukes that came of
sons, and his daughters, and all the Reu­el in the land of Edom; these are
persons of his house, and his cattle, the sons of Bashemath Esau’s wife.
and all his beasts, and all his sub- 18 ¶ And these are the sons of
stance, which he had got in the land Aholibamah Esau’s wife; duke Jeush,
of Canaan; and went into the country duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were
from the face of his brother Jacob. the dukes that came of Aholibamah
7 For their riches were more than the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife.
that they might dwell together; and 19 These are the sons of Esau, who
the land wherein they were strang- is Edom, and these are their dukes.
ers could not bear them because of 20 ¶ These are the sons of a Seir
their cattle. the Horite, who inhabited the land;
8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount a Seir: Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and
Esau is Edom. Anah,
9 ¶ And these are the a generations 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and
of b Esau the father of the Edomites Dishan: these are the dukes of the
in mount Seir: Horites, the children of Seir in the
10 These are the names of Esau’s land of Edom.
28 a Gen. 47:9. Obad. 1:1. b 1 Chr. 1:35 (35–37).
b Gen. 25:7; 47:28. 3 a Gen. 28:9. 15 a ie  tribal chiefs.
29 a tg  Family, Eternal. 8 a Gen. 32:3; b Ex. 15:15.
b Gen. 25:9. Isa. 21:11; 20 a 1 Chr. 1:38 (38–42).
36 1 a Gen. 25:30; 32:3; Ezek. 35:2.
Jer. 49:7 (7–22); 9 a ie  genealogical lines.
Genesis 36:22–37:4 56

22 And the children of Lotan were Rehoboth by the river reigned in

Hori and Hemam; and Lotan’s sister his stead.
was Timna. 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan
23 And the children of Shobal were the son of Achbor reigned in his
these; Alvan, and Manahath, and stead.
Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Ach-
24 And these are the children of bor died, and Hadar reigned in his
Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this stead: and the name of his city was
was that Anah that found the mules Pau; and his wife’s name was Mehe-
in the wilderness, as he fed the asses tabel, the daughter of Matred, the
of Zibeon his father. daughter of Mezahab.
25 And the children of Anah were 40 And these are the names of the
these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the dukes that came of Esau, according
daughter of Anah. to their families, after their places,
26 And these are the children of by their names; duke Timnah, duke
Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Alvah, duke Jetheth,
Ithran, and Cheran. 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah,
27 The children of Ezer are these; duke Pinon,
Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke
28 The children of Dishan are Mibzar,
these; Uz, and Aran. 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these
29 These are the dukes that came be the dukes of Edom, according to
of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke their habitations in the land of their
Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, possession: he is a Esau the father of
30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke the b Edomites.
Dishan: these are the dukes that came
of Hori, among their dukes in the Chapter 37
land of Seir.
31 ¶ And these are the kings that Jacob loves and favors Joseph, who is
reigned in the land of a Edom, be- hated by his brothers—Joseph dreams
fore there reigned any king over that his parents and brothers make
the children of Israel. obeisance to him—His brothers sell
32 And Bela the son of Beor him into Egypt.
reigned in Edom: and the name of And Jacob dwelt in the land a wherein
his city was Dinhabah. his father was a b stranger, in the
33 And Bela died, and Jobab the land of Canaan.
son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in 2 These are the a generations of Ja-
his stead. cob. b Joseph, being seventeen years
34 And Jobab died, and Husham old, was feeding the flock with his
of the land of Temani reigned in brethren; and the lad was with the
his stead. sons of Bilhah, and with the sons
35 And Husham died, and Hadad of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Jo-
the son of Bedad, who smote Mid- seph brought unto his father their
ian in the field of Moab, reigned in evil report.
his stead: and the name of his city 3 Now Israel loved a Joseph more
was Avith. than all his children, because he
36 And Hadad died, and Samlah was the son of his old age: and he
of Masrekah reigned in his stead. made him a b coat of many c colours.
37 And Samlah died, and Saul of 4 And when his brethren saw that
31 a
1 Chr. 1:43 (43–54). 2 a ie  genealogical lines. indicates many colors,
43 a
Jer. 49:10 (10–17). b Gen. 41:46 (46–47, 54). but the Hebrew term
b 2 Kgs. 3:9. 3 a tg  Israel, Joseph, may indicate simply a
37 1 a
heb  of his father’s People of. long coat with sleeves.
sojournings. b Alma 46:23 (23–24).
b tg  Stranger. c The Septuagint word
57 Genesis 37:5–27

their father loved him more than all the field: and the man asked him,
his brethren, they hated him, and saying, What seekest thou?
could not speak peaceably unto him. 16 And he said, I seek my breth-
5 ¶ And Joseph dreamed a a dream, ren: tell me, I pray thee, where they
and he told it his brethren: and they feed their flocks.
hated him yet the more. 17 And the man said, They are
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I departed hence; for I heard them
pray you, this dream which I have say, Let us go to Dothan. And Jo-
dreamed: seph went after his brethren, and
7 For, behold, we were binding found them in Dothan.
sheaves in the field, and, lo, my 18 And when they saw him afar
sheaf arose, and also stood upright; off, even before he came near unto
and, behold, your sheaves stood them, they a conspired against him
round about, and made a obeisance to slay him.
to my sheaf. 19 And they said one to another,
8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt Behold, this a dreamer cometh.
thou indeed reign over us? or shalt 20 Come now therefore, and let us
thou indeed have dominion over us? slay him, and cast him into some
And they hated him yet the more for pit, and we will say, Some evil beast
his dreams, and for his words. hath devoured him: and we shall
9 ¶ And he dreamed yet another see what will become of his dreams.
dream, and told it his brethren, 21 And a Reuben heard it, and he
and said, Behold, I have dreamed delivered him out of their hands;
a dream more; and, behold, the sun and said, Let us not kill him.
and the moon and the eleven stars 22 And Reuben said unto them,
made obeisance to me. Shed no blood, but cast him into
10 And he told it to his father, this pit that is in the wilderness,
and to his brethren: and his father and lay no hand upon him; that he
rebuked him, and said unto him, might rid him out of their hands,
What is this dream that thou hast to deliver him to his father again.
dreamed? Shall I and thy mother 23 ¶ And it came to pass, when
and thy brethren indeed come to Joseph was come unto his breth-
bow down ourselves to thee to the ren, that they stript Joseph out of
earth? his a coat, his coat of many colours
11 And his brethren a envied him; that was on him;
but his father observed the saying. 24 And they took him, and cast him
12 ¶ And his brethren went to feed into a pit: and the pit was empty,
their father’s a flock in Shechem. there was no water in it.
13 And Israel said unto Joseph, 25 And they sat down to eat bread:
Do not thy brethren feed the flock and they lifted up their eyes and
in Shechem? come, and I will send looked, and, behold, a company of
thee unto them. And he said to him, Ishmeelites came from Gilead with
Here am I. their camels bearing spicery and
14 And he said to him, Go, I pray balm and myrrh, going to carry it
thee, see whether it be well with down to Egypt.
thy brethren, and well with the 26 And Judah said unto his breth-
flocks; and bring me word again. ren, What profit is it if we slay our
So he sent him out of the vale of brother, and conceal his blood?
Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 27 Come, and let us sell him to the
15 ¶ And a certain man found him, Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be
and, behold, he was wandering in upon him; for he is our brother and
5 a tg  Dream. (Appendix). 18 a tg  Conspiracy.
7 a Gen. 42:6 (6, 9); Gen. 50:18. 19 a heb  master of dreams.
43:26 (26–28); 44:14. 11 a tg  Envy. 21 a Gen. 42:22.
10 a See jst Gen. 48:5–11 12 a Gen. 46:34. 23 a Alma 46:24 (23–27).
Genesis 37:28–38:13 58

our flesh. And his brethren a were that Judah went down from his
content. brethren, and turned in to a certain
28 Then there passed by Midian- Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
ites merchantmen; and they drew 2 And Judah saw there a a daugh-
and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, ter of a certain Canaanite, whose
and sold Joseph to the a Ishmeelites name was Shuah; and he took her,
for twenty pieces of silver: and they and went in unto her.
brought Joseph into Egypt. 3 And she conceived, and bare a
29 ¶ And Reuben returned unto son; and he called his name a Er.
the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not 4 And she conceived again, and
in the pit; and he rent his clothes. bare a son; and she called his name
30 And he returned unto his breth- Onan.
ren, and said, The child is a not; and 5 And she yet again conceived,
I, whither shall I go? and bare a son; and called his name
31 And they took Joseph’s coat, Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when
and killed a kid of the goats, and she bare him.
dipped the coat in the blood; 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his
32 And they sent the coat of many firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
colours, and they brought it to their 7 And a Er, Judah’s firstborn, was
father; and said, This have we found: wicked in the sight of the Lord;
know now whether it be thy son’s and the Lord slew him.
coat or no. 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in
33 And he knew it, and said, It is unto thy brother’s a wife, and marry
my son’s a coat; an evil beast hath her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
devoured him; Joseph is without 9 And Onan knew that the seed
doubt b rent in pieces. should not be his; and it came to
34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and pass, when he went in unto his
put sackcloth upon his loins, and brother’s wife, that he spilled it on
mourned for his son many days. the ground, lest that he should give
35 And all his a sons and all his seed to his brother.
daughters rose up to comfort him; 10 And the thing which he did
but he refused to be b comforted; displeased the Lord: wherefore he
and he said, For I will go down into slew him also.
the grave unto my son c mourning. 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his
Thus his father wept for him. daughter in law, Remain a widow
36 And the Midianites a sold him at thy father’s house, till Shelah
into Egypt unto b Potiphar, an c of- my son be grown: for he said, Lest
ficer of Pharaoh’s, and d captain of peradventure he die also, as his
the guard. brethren did. And Tamar went and
dwelt in her father’s house.
Chapter 38 12 ¶ And in process of time the
daughter of Shuah Judah’s wife
Judah has three sons by a Canaanite died; and Judah was comforted, and
woman—Er and Onan are slain by the went up unto his sheepshearers to
Lord—Tamar, disguised as a harlot, Timnath, he and his friend Hirah
bears twins by Judah. the Adullamite.
And it came to pass at that time, 13 And it was told Tamar, saying,
27 a heb  hearkened. c Gen. 42:38. royal official).
28 a Gen. 39:1. tg  Mourning. d heb  chief of the
30 a Gen. 42:13. 36 a Ps. 105:17; butchers, or the cooks;
33 a Alma 46:24 (23–24). 1 Ne. 5:14; probably the chief
b Gen. 44:28. 2 Ne. 3:4; steward.
35 a Gen. 46:7. Alma 10:3. 38 2 a tg  Marriage, Interfaith.
b Ps. 77:2; b Gen. 39:1. 3 a 1 Chr. 2:3 (3–4).
Ether 15:3; c heb  eunuch (which 7 a Gen. 46:12.
Moses 7:44. often designates a 8 a tg  Widows.
59 Genesis 38:14–39:2

Behold thy father in law goeth up Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter
to Timnath to shear his sheep. in law hath played the harlot; and
14 And she put her widow’s gar- also, behold, she is with child by
ments off from her, and covered her whoredom. And Judah said, Bring
with a veil, and wrapped herself, her forth, and let her be a burnt.
and sat in an open place, which is 25 When she was brought forth, she
by the way to Timnath; for she saw sent to her father in law, saying, By
that Shelah was grown, and she was the man, whose these are, am I with
not given unto him to wife. child: and she said, Discern, I pray
15 When Judah saw her, he thought thee, whose are these, the a signet,
her to be an harlot; because she had and bracelets, and staff.
covered her face. 26 And Judah acknowledged them,
16 And he turned unto her by the and said, She hath been more righ-
way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let teous than I; because that I gave her
me come in unto thee; (for he knew not to Shelah my son. And he knew
not that she was his daughter in her again no more.
law.) And she said, What wilt thou 27 ¶ And it came to pass in the
give me, that thou mayest come in time of her travail, that, behold,
unto me? twins were in her womb.
17 And he said, I will send thee a 28 And it came to pass, when she
kid from the flock. And she said, travailed, that the one put out his
Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou hand: and the midwife took and
send it? bound upon his hand a scarlet
18 And he said, What pledge shall thread, saying, This came out first.
I give thee? And she said, Thy a sig- 29 And it came to pass, as he drew
net, and thy bracelets, and thy staff back his hand, that, behold, his
that is in thine hand. And he gave brother came out: and she said,
it her, and came in unto her, and How hast thou broken forth? this
she conceived by him. breach be upon thee: therefore his
19 And she arose, and went away, name was called a Pharez.
and laid by her veil from her, and put 30 And afterward came out his
on the garments of her widowhood. brother, that had the scarlet thread
20 And Judah sent the kid by the upon his hand: and his name was
hand of his friend the Adullamite, called a Zarah.
to receive his pledge from the wom-
an’s hand: but he found her not. Chapter 39
21 Then he asked the men of that Joseph, prospered by the Lord, becomes
place, saying, Where is the harlot, ruler of Potiphar’s house—He resists the
that was openly by the way side?
And they said, There was no harlot advances of Potiphar’s wife, is falsely
in this place. accused, and is cast into prison—The
22 And he returned to Judah, and keeper of the prison commits the pris-
on’s affairs into Joseph’s hands.
said, I cannot find her; and also the
men of the place said, that there And Joseph was brought down to
was no harlot in this place. Egypt; and a Potiphar, an officer of
23 And Judah said, Let her take it to Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an
her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent Egyptian, bought him of the hands
this kid, and thou hast not found her. of the b  Ishmeelites, which had
24 ¶ And it came to pass about brought him down thither.
three months after, that it was told 2 And the a Lord was with b Joseph,
18 a Gen. 38:25. 30 a Gen. 46:12; 2 a Gen. 39:21.
24 a Lev. 21:9. Neh. 11:24; b 2 Ne. 3:4 (4–7);
25 a Gen. 38:18. Matt. 1:3. 4:1 (1–2).
29 a Ruth 4:18 (18–22); 39 1 a Gen. 37:36. tg  God, Access to.
Luke 3:33 (23–38). b Gen. 37:28.
Genesis 39:3–22 60

and he was a prosperous man; and was none of the men of the house
he was in the house of his master there within.
the Egyptian. 12 And she caught him by his gar-
3 And his master saw that the Lord ment, saying, Lie with me: and he
was with him, and that the Lord left his garment in her hand, and
made all that he did to a prosper a 
fled, and got him out.
in his hand. 13 And it came to pass, when she
4 And Joseph found grace in his saw that he had left his garment in
sight, and he served him: and he her hand, and was fled forth,
made him overseer over his house, 14 That she called unto the men
and all that he had he put into his of her house, and spake unto them,
hand. saying, See, he hath brought in an
5 And it came to pass from the Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came
time that he had made him over- in unto me to lie with me, and I
seer in his house, and over all that cried with a loud voice:
he had, that the Lord blessed the 15 And it came to pass, when he
Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s a sake; heard that I lifted up my voice and
and the blessing of the Lord was cried, that he left his garment with
upon all that he had in the house, me, and fled, and got him out.
and in the field. 16 And she laid up his garment
6 And he left all that he had in Jo- by her, until his lord came home.
seph’s hand; and he knew not ought 17 And she spake unto him ac-
he had, save the bread which he cording to these words, saying, The
did eat. And Joseph was a a goodly Hebrew servant, which thou hast
person, and well b favoured. brought unto us, came in unto me
7 ¶ And it came to pass after these to mock me:
things, that his master’s wife cast 18 And it came to pass, as I lifted
her a eyes upon Joseph; and she said, up my voice and cried, that he left
Lie with me. his garment with me, and fled out.
8 But he a refused, and said unto 19 And it came to pass, when
his master’s wife, Behold, my mas- his master heard the words of his
ter b wotteth not what is with me in wife, which she spake unto him,
the house, and he hath c committed saying, After this manner did thy
all that he hath to my hand; servant to me; that his wrath was
9 There is none greater in this kindled.
house than I; neither hath he kept 20 And Joseph’s master took him,
back any thing from me but thee, and put him into the a prison, a
because thou art his wife: how then place where the king’s prisoners
can I do this great a wickedness, and were bound: and he was there in
sin against God? the prison.
10 And it came to pass, as she 21 ¶ But the a Lord was with Jo-
spake to Joseph a day by day, that seph, and shewed him mercy, and
he hearkened not unto her, to lie gave him favour in the sight of the
by her, or to be with her. keeper of the prison.
11 And it came to pass about this 22 And the keeper of the prison
time, that Joseph went into the committed to Joseph’s hand all the
house to do his business; and there prisoners that were in the prison; and
3 a Ps. 1:3 (2–3); b jst  Gen. 39:8 . . . 20 a Gen. 40:3 (3, 5); 41:14;
Matt. 10:31 (29–31); knoweth . . . Ps. 105:18;
Mosiah 2:41. c tg  Trustworthiness. Mosiah 7:7;
5 a Gen. 30:27. 9 a tg  Adulterer; Alma 14:22; 20:3 (2–5);
6 a tg  Talents. Fornication. Hel. 9:14.
b Gen. 29:17. b 2 Sam. 12:13. 21 a Gen. 39:2.
7 a tg  Sensuality. 10 a Judg. 16:16 (15–16).
8 a tg  Example. 12 a tg  Chastity.
61 Genesis 39:23–40:20

whatsoever they did there, he was In my dream, behold, a vine was

the a doer of it. before me;
23 The keeper of the prison looked 10 And in the vine were three
not to any thing that was under his branches: and it was as though it
hand; because the Lord was with budded, and her blossoms shot forth;
him, and that which he did, the and the clusters thereof brought
Lord made it to a prosper. forth ripe grapes:
11 And Pharaoh’s cup was in my
Chapter 40 hand: and I took the grapes, and
pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and
Joseph interprets the dreams of Pha- I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.
raoh’s chief butler and chief baker—The 12 And Joseph said unto him, This
butler fails to tell Pharaoh about Joseph. is the interpretation of it: The three
And it came to pass after these branches are three days:
things, that the butler of the king of 13 Yet within three days shall Pha-
Egypt and his baker had offended raoh lift up thine head, and restore
their lord the king of Egypt. thee unto thy place: and thou shalt
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand,
two of his officers, against the chief after the former manner when thou
of the butlers, and against the chief wast his butler.
of the bakers. 14 But think on me when it shall
3 And he put them in ward in the be well with thee, and shew kind-
house of the captain of the guard, ness, I pray thee, unto me, and make
into the a prison, the place where mention of me unto Pharaoh, and
Joseph was bound. bring me out of this house:
4 And the captain of the guard 15 For indeed I was stolen away
charged Joseph with them, and he out of the land of the Hebrews:
served them: and they continued a and here also have I done nothing
season in ward. that they should put me into the
5 ¶ And they dreamed a dream dungeon.
both of them, each man his dream 16 When the chief baker saw that
in one night, each man according the interpretation was good, he said
to the interpretation of his dream, unto Joseph, I also was in my dream,
the butler and the baker of the and, behold, I had three white bas-
king of Egypt, which were bound kets on my head:
in the prison. 17 And in the uppermost basket
6 And Joseph came in unto them there was of all manner of bake-
in the morning, and looked upon meats for Pharaoh; and the birds
them, and, behold, they were sad. did eat them out of the basket upon
7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers my head.
that were with him in the ward of 18 And Joseph answered and said,
his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore This is the interpretation thereof:
look ye so sadly to day ? The three baskets are three days:
8 And they said unto him, We 19 Yet within three days shall Pha-
have dreamed a a dream, and there raoh lift up thy head from off thee,
is no interpreter of it. And Joseph and shall hang thee on a tree; and
said unto them, Do not b interpre- the birds shall eat thy flesh from
tations belong to God? tell me them, off thee.
I pray you. 20 ¶ And it came to pass the third
9 And the chief butler told his day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday,
dream to Joseph, and said to him, that he made a feast unto all his
22 a jst  Gen. 39:22 . . . 40 3 a Gen. 39:20. Dan. 2:28;
overseer . . . 8 a tg  Dream. 2 Pet. 1:20 (20–21);
23 a tg  Blessing. b Ps. 105:19; 1 Ne. 11:11 (3–11).
Genesis 40:21–41:19 62

servants: and he lifted up the head 8 And it came to pass in the morn-
of the chief butler and of the chief ing that his spirit was a troubled; and
baker among his servants. he sent and called for all the b ma-
21 And he restored the chief butler gicians of Egypt, and all the wise
unto his butlership again; and he men thereof: and Pharaoh told them
gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: his dream; but there was none that
22 But he hanged the chief baker: could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
as Joseph had interpreted to them. 9 ¶ Then spake the chief butler
23 Yet did not the chief butler re- unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remem-
member Joseph, but a forgat him. ber my faults this day:
10 Pharaoh was wroth with his
Chapter 41 servants, and put me in ward in
Pharaoh dreams of the cattle and the the captain of the guard’s house,
ears of grain—Joseph interprets the both me and the chief baker:
dreams as seven years of plenty and 11 And we dreamed a dream in
one night, I and he; we dreamed
seven of famine—He proposes a grain each man according to the inter-
storage program —Pharaoh makes pretation of his dream.
him ruler of all Egypt—Joseph mar- 12 And there was there with us a
ries Asenath—He gathers grain as the young man, an Hebrew, servant to
sand upon the seashore—Asenath bears the captain of the guard; and we
Manasseh and Ephraim—Joseph sells told him, and he interpreted to us
grain to Egyptians and others during our dreams; to each man according
the famine. to his dream he did interpret.
And it came to pass at the end of two 13 And it came to pass, as he in-
full years, that Pharaoh a dreamed: terpreted to us, so it was; me he re-
and, behold, he stood by the river. stored unto mine office, and him
2 And, behold, there came up out he hanged.
of the river seven well favoured 14 ¶ Then a Pharaoh sent and called
kine and fatfleshed; and they fed Joseph, and they brought him hast-
in a meadow. ily out of the b dungeon: and he
3 And, behold, seven other kine shaved himself, and changed his rai-
came up after them out of the river, ment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
ill favoured and leanfleshed; and 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
stood by the other kine upon the I have dreamed a dream, and there
brink of the river. is none that can interpret it: and I
4 And the ill favoured and lean- have heard say of thee, that thou
fleshed kine did eat up the seven canst understand a dream to a in-
well favoured and fat kine. So Pha- terpret it.
raoh awoke. 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh,
5 And he slept and dreamed the saying, It is not in me: a God shall
second time: and, behold, seven ears give Pharaoh an answer of b peace.
of corn came up upon one stalk, 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
rank and good. In my dream, behold, I stood upon
6 And, behold, seven thin ears and the bank of the river:
blasted with the east wind sprung 18 And, behold, there came up out
up after them. of the river seven kine, fatfleshed
7 And the seven thin ears devoured and well favoured; and they fed in
the seven rank and full ears. And a meadow:
Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was 19 And, behold, seven other kine
a dream. came up after them, poor and very
23 a tg  Ingratitude. 14 a Ps. 105:20; D&C 105:27; 16 a Dan. 2:30;
41 1 a tg  Dream. Abr. 1:20 (6–27). Acts 3:12;
8 a Dan. 2:1 (1–3). b Gen. 39:20. Alma 26:35.
b tg  Sorcery. 15 a Dan. 1:17 (6–20). b D&C 6:23.
63 Genesis 41:20–42

ill favoured and leanfleshed, such that famine following; for it shall
as I never saw in all the land of be very grievous.
Egypt for badness: 32 And for that the dream was
20 And the lean and the ill fa- doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is
voured kine did eat up the first because the thing is established by
seven fat kine: God, and God will shortly bring it
21 And when they had eaten them to pass.
up, it could not be known that they 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look
had eaten them; but they were still out a man discreet and wise, and set
ill favoured, as at the beginning. him over the land of Egypt.
So I awoke. 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him
22 And I saw in my dream, and, appoint officers over the land, and
behold, seven ears came up in one take up the fifth part of the land of
stalk, full and good: Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
23 And, behold, seven ears, with- 35 And let them gather all the
ered, thin, and blasted with the food of those good years that come,
east b wind, sprung up after them: and lay up corn under the hand of
24 And the thin ears devoured the Pharaoh, and let them keep food
seven good ears: and I told this unto in the cities.
the magicians; but there was none 36 And that food shall be for a store
that could declare it to me. to the land against the seven years
25 ¶ And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, of famine, which shall be in the
The dream of Pharaoh is one: God land of Egypt; that the land perish
hath a shewed Pharaoh what he is not through the famine.
about to do. 37 ¶ And the thing was a good in
26 The seven good kine are seven the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes
years; and the seven good ears are of all his servants.
seven years: the dream is one. 38 And Pharaoh said unto his
27 And the seven thin and ill fa- servants, Can we find such a one as
voured kine that came up after them this is, a man in whom the a Spirit
are seven years; and the seven empty of God is?
ears blasted with the east wind shall 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
be seven years of a famine. Forasmuch as God hath a shewed
28 This is the thing which I have thee all this, there is none so discreet
spoken unto Pharaoh: What God and b wise as thou art:
is about to do he sheweth unto 40 Thou shalt be a over my house,
Pharaoh. and according unto thy word shall
29 Behold, there come seven years all my people be ruled: only in the
of great plenty throughout all the throne will I be b greater than thou.
land of Egypt: 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
30 And there shall arise after See, I have a set thee over all the
them seven years of famine; and land of Egypt.
all the plenty shall be forgotten in 42 And Pharaoh took off his a ring
the land of Egypt; and the a famine from his hand, and put it upon
shall consume the land; Joseph’s hand, and b arrayed him
31 And the plenty shall not be in c vestures of fine linen, and put
known in the land by reason of a gold chain about his neck;
23 a Ps. 78:26; tg  Welfare. Hel. 16:14.
Ezek. 27:26; 37 a Gen. 45:16; tg  Wisdom.
Mosiah 7:31. Alma 20:28. 40 a Ps. 105:21; Dan. 2:48;
b Hosea 13:15 (15–16). 38 a 1 Ne. 1:12; 17:47; JS—M 1:49 (49–50).
25 a tg  Dream. Mosiah 27:24; b Esth. 10:3.
27 a tg  Famine. Alma 18:16. 41 a Dan. 6:3.
30 a tg  Famine. tg  God, Spirit of. 42 a Esth. 3:10; 8:2 (2, 8, 10).
36 a 3 Ne. 4:18; 39 a tg  Revelation. b Dan. 5:29.
D&C 4:4. b Alma 18:22; 48:11 (11–17); c Esth. 8:15.
Genesis 41:43–42:5 64

43 And he made him to ride in teousness, that was in the land of

the second chariot which he had; Egypt, were ended.
and they cried before him, Bow the 54 And the seven years of a dearth
knee: and he made him a ruler over began to come, according as Joseph
all the land of Egypt. had said: and the dearth was in all
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I lands; but in all the land of Egypt
am Pharaoh, and without thee shall there was bread.
no man lift up his hand or foot in 55 And when all the land of Egypt
all the land of Egypt. was famished, the people cried to
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh
name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto
gave him to wife a Asenath the Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
daughter of Poti-pherah b priest of 56 And the famine was over all
On. And Joseph went out over all the face of the earth: And Joseph
the land of Egypt. opened all the storehouses, and a sold
46 ¶ And a Joseph was thirty years unto the Egyptians; and the famine
old when he stood before Pharaoh waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
king of Egypt. And Joseph went out 57 And all countries came into
from the presence of Pharaoh, and Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; be-
went throughout all the land of Egypt. cause that the famine was so sore
47 And in the seven plenteous in all lands.
years the earth brought forth by
handfuls. Chapter 42
48 And he gathered up all the a food Jacob sends his sons to buy grain in
of the seven years, which were in Egypt—They bow before Joseph—He
the land of Egypt, and laid up the makes harsh accusations against them,
food in the cities: the food of the imprisons Simeon, and sends them back
field, which was round about every for Benjamin.
city, laid he up in the same.
49 And Joseph gathered corn as Now when Jacob saw that there
the sand of the sea, very much, was a corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto
until he left numbering; for it was his sons, Why do ye look one upon
without number. another?
50 And unto Joseph were born 2 And he said, Behold, I have
two sons before the years of famine heard that there is corn in Egypt:
came, which Asenath the daughter get you down thither, and buy for
of Poti-pherah priest of On bare us from thence; that we may live,
unto him. and not die.
51 And Joseph called the name of 3 ¶ And Joseph’s ten brethren went
the firstborn a Manasseh: For God, down to buy a corn in Egypt.
said he, hath made me forget all 4 But a Benjamin, Joseph’s brother,
my toil, and all my father’s house. Jacob sent not with his brethren; for
52 And the name of the second he said, Lest peradventure mischief
called he a Ephraim: For God hath befall him.
caused me to be b fruitful in the 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy
land of my affliction. corn among those that came: for the
53 ¶ And the seven years of plen- famine was in the land of Canaan.
43 a Gen. 42:6; 45:8, 26; Ex. 29:42 (42–43); People of.
1 Ne. 3:29; Lev. 16:2; b Gen. 26:22; 28:3.
Mosiah 1:10; Josh. 17:1 (1, 5); 54 a tg  Drought; Famine.
Alma 2:16. Alma 10:3. 56 a Gen. 47:14.
45 a Gen. 46:20 (19–20). tg  Israel, Joseph, 42 1 a Acts 7:12.
b Gen. 47:22. People of. 3 a Gen. 43:20.
46 a Gen. 37:2 (1–11); 50:26. 52 a D&C 113:4; 4 a Gen. 35:18; 44:29;
48 a tg  Food. 133:34 (30–34). 49:27 (26–28);
51 a Gen. 46:20; tg  Israel, Joseph, Josh. 18:11 (11–28).
65 Genesis 42:6–29

6 And Joseph was the a governor third day, This do, and live; for I
over the land, and he it was that sold a 
fear God:
to all the people of the land: and 19 If ye be true men, let one of your
Joseph’s brethren came, and b bowed brethren be bound in the house of
down themselves before him with your prison: go ye, carry corn for
their faces to the earth. the famine of your houses:
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, 20 But bring your youngest brother
and he knew them, but made him- unto me; so shall your words be
self strange unto them, and spake verified, and ye shall not die. And
roughly unto them; and he said they did so.
unto them, Whence come ye? And 21 ¶ And they said one to another,
they said, From the land of Canaan We are verily a guilty concerning our
to buy food. brother, in that we saw the anguish
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, of his soul, when he besought us,
but they knew not him. and we would not hear; therefore
9 And Joseph remembered the is this distress come upon us.
dreams which he dreamed of them, 22 And a Reuben answered them,
and said unto them, Ye are spies; saying, Spake I not unto you, say-
to see the nakedness of the land ing, Do not sin against the child;
ye are come. and ye would not hear? therefore,
10 And they said unto him, Nay, behold, also his b blood is required.
my lord, but to buy food are thy 23 And they knew not that Joseph
servants come. understood them; for he spake unto
11 We are all one a man’s sons; we them by an interpreter.
are true men, thy servants are no 24 And he turned himself about
spies. from them, and a wept; and returned
12 And he said unto them, Nay, to them again, and communed with
but to see the nakedness of the land them, and took from them Simeon,
ye are come. and bound him before their eyes.
13 And they said, Thy servants are 25 ¶ Then Joseph commanded to
twelve brethren, the sons of one man fill their sacks with corn, and to re-
in the land of Canaan; and, behold, store every man’s a money into his
the youngest is this day with our sack, and to give them provision for
father, and one is a not. the way: and thus did he unto them.
14 And Joseph said unto them, 26 And they laded their asses with
That is it that I spake unto you, the corn, and departed thence.
saying, Ye are spies: 27 And as one of them opened his
15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By sack to give his ass provender in
the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go the inn, he espied his a money; for,
forth hence, except your youngest behold, it was in his sack’s mouth.
brother come hither. 28 And he said unto his brethren,
16 Send one of you, and let him My money is restored; and, lo, it is
fetch your brother, and ye shall even in my sack: and their heart
be kept in prison, that your words failed them, and they were afraid,
may be proved, whether there be any saying one to another, What is this
truth in you: or else by the life of that God hath done unto us?
Pharaoh surely ye are spies. 29 ¶ And they came unto Jacob
17 And he put them all together their father unto the land of Ca-
into ward three days. naan, and told him all that befell
18 And Joseph said unto them the unto them; saying,
6 a Gen. 41:43 (41–43). 13 a Gen. 37:30. b tg  Capital Punishment.
b Gen. 37:7 (7, 9–10); 18 a tg  Reverence. 24 a Gen. 43:30.
43:26 (26–28); 44:14. 21 a tg  Guilt. 25 a Gen. 43:12.
9 a tg  Dream. 22 a Gen. 35:23 (22–23); 27 a Gen. 43:21.
11 a Gen. 43:27; 44:20. 37:21; 42:37.
Genesis 42:30–43:12 66

30 The man, who is the lord of the had eaten up the corn which they
land, spake roughly to us, and took had brought out of Egypt, their
us for spies of the country. father said unto them, Go again,
31 And we said unto him, We are buy us a little food.
true men; we are no spies: 3 And Judah spake unto him, say-
32 We be twelve brethren, sons ing, The man did solemnly protest
of our father; one is not, and the unto us, saying, Ye shall not see
youngest is this day with our father my face, except your a brother be
in the land of Canaan. with you.
33 And the man, the lord of the 4 If thou wilt send our brother
country, said unto us, Hereby shall with us, we will go down and buy
I know that ye are true men; leave thee food:
one of your brethren here with me, 5 But if thou wilt not send him, we
and take food for the famine of your will not go down: for the man said
households, and be gone: unto us, Ye shall not see my face,
34 And bring your youngest except your a brother be with you.
brother unto me: then shall I know 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt
that ye are no spies, but that ye are ye so ill with me, as to tell the man
true men: so will I deliver you your whether ye had yet a brother?
brother, and ye shall traffick in the 7 And they said, The man asked
land. us straitly of our state, and of our
35 ¶ And it came to pass as they kindred, saying, Is your father yet
emptied their sacks, that, behold, alive? have ye another brother? and
every man’s bundle of money was we told him according to the tenor
in his sack: and when both they of these words: could we certainly
and their father saw the bundles know that he would say, Bring your
of money, they were afraid. brother down?
36 And Jacob their father said unto 8 And Judah said unto Israel his
them, Me have ye bereaved of my father, Send the lad with me, and
children: Joseph is not, and Simeon we will arise and go; that we may
is not, and ye will take a Benjamin live, and not die, both we, and thou,
away: all these things are against me. and also our little ones.
37 And a Reuben spake unto his 9 I will be surety for him; of my
father, saying, Slay my two sons, hand shalt thou require him: if I
if I bring him not to thee: deliver bring him not unto thee, and set
him into my hand, and I will bring him before thee, then let me bear
him to thee again. the a blame for ever:
38 And he said, My son shall not 10 For except we had lingered,
go down with you; for his brother surely now we had returned this
is dead, and he is left alone: if mis- second time.
chief befall him by the way in the 11 And their father Israel said unto
which ye go, then shall ye bring them, If it must be so now, do this;
down my gray hairs with a sorrow take of the best fruits in the land
to the grave. in your vessels, and carry down the
man a present, a little balm, and
Chapter 43 a little honey, spices, and myrrh,
nuts, and almonds:
Jacob is persuaded to send Benjamin to 12 And take double money in your
Egypt—Joseph’s brothers show respect to hand; and the a money that was
him—They all eat and drink together. brought again in the mouth of your
And the famine was sore in the land. sacks, carry it again in your hand;
2 And it came to pass, when they peradventure it was an oversight:
36 a Gen. 44:29. 38 a Gen. 37:35; 44:31 (29, 31). 9 a Gen. 44:32.
37 a Gen. 42:22; 43 3 a Gen. 44:26 (25–26). 12 a Gen. 42:25 (25, 27, 35).
Num. 26:5. 5 a Gen. 44:23 (21–23).
67 Genesis 43:13–34

13 Take also your brother, and 24 And the man brought the men
arise, go again unto the man: into Joseph’s house, and gave them
14 And God Almighty give you water, and they a  washed their
mercy before the man, that he may feet; and he gave their asses prov-
send away your other brother, and ender.
Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my 25 And they made ready the pres-
children, I am bereaved. ent against Joseph came at noon:
15 ¶ And the men took that pres- for they heard that they should eat
ent, and they took double money bread there.
in their hand, and Benjamin; and 26 ¶ And when Joseph came home,
rose up, and went down to Egypt, they brought him the present which
and stood before Joseph. was in their hand into the house,
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin and a bowed themselves to him to
with them, he said to the ruler of the earth.
his house, Bring these men home, 27 And he asked them of their wel-
and slay, and make ready; for these fare, and said, Is your father well,
men shall dine with me at noon. the old a man of whom ye spake? Is
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; he yet alive?
and the man brought the men into 28 And they answered, Thy servant
Joseph’s house. our father is in good health, he is
18 And the men were afraid, be- yet alive. And they bowed down
cause they were brought into Jo- their heads, and made obeisance.
seph’s house; and they said, Because 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and
of the money that was returned saw his brother a  Benjamin, his
in our sacks at the first time are mother’s son, and said, Is this your
we brought in; that he may seek younger brother, of whom ye spake
occasion against us, and fall upon unto me? And he said, God be gra-
us, and take us for bondmen, and cious unto thee, my son.
our asses. 30 And Joseph made haste; for his
19 And they came near to the bowels did yearn upon his brother:
steward of Joseph’s house, and they and he sought where to weep; and
communed with him at the door of he entered into his chamber, and
the house, a 
wept there.
20 And said, O a sir, we came indeed 31 And he washed his face, and
down at the first time to buy b food: went out, and refrained himself,
21 And it came to pass, when we and said, Set on bread.
came to the inn, that we opened 32 And they set on for him by
our sacks, and, behold, every man’s himself, and for them by them-
money was in the mouth of his sack, selves, and for the Egyptians, which
our money in full weight: and we did eat with him, by themselves:
have brought it again in our hand. because the Egyptians might not
22 And other money have we eat bread with the Hebrews; for
brought down in our hands to buy that is an a abomination unto the
food: we cannot tell who put our Egyptians.
money in our sacks. 33 And they sat before him, the
23 And he said, Peace be to you, firstborn according to his a birth-
fear not: your God, and the God of right, and the youngest according
your father, hath given you treasure to his youth: and the men marvelled
in your sacks: I had your money. one at another.
And he brought Simeon out unto 34 And he took and sent a messes
them. unto them from before him: but
20 a Gen. 44:18. 26 a Gen. 37:7 (7, 9–10); 30 a Gen. 42:24; 45:1 (1–2).
b Gen. 42:3. 42:6; 44:14. 32 a Gen. 46:34.
21 a Gen. 42:27. 27 a Gen. 42:11 (11–13). 33 a tg  Birthright.
24 a tg  Wash. 29 a Gen. 35:18. 34 a 2 Sam. 11:8.
Genesis 44:1–22 68
Benjamin’s mess was five times with whom it is found shall be my
so much as any of theirs. And they servant; and ye shall be blameless.
drank, and were merry with him. 11 Then they speedily took down
every man his sack to the ground,
Chapter 44 and opened every man his sack.
Joseph arranges to stop the return of 12 And he searched, and began at
the eldest, and left at the youngest:
his brothers to Canaan—Judah offers and the cup was found in Benja-
himself in place of Benjamin for their
min’s sack.
father’s sake. 13 Then they a rent their clothes,
And he commanded the steward and laded every man his ass, and
of his house, saying, Fill the men’s returned to the city.
sacks with food, as much as they can 14 ¶ And Judah and his brethren
carry, and put every man’s money came to Joseph’s house; for he was
in his sack’s mouth. yet there: and they a fell before him
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, on the ground.
in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, 15 And Joseph said unto them,
and his corn money. And he did What deed is this that ye have done?
according to the word that Joseph wot ye not that such a man as I can
had spoken. certainly divine?
3 As soon as the morning was light, 16 And Judah said, What shall we
the men were sent away, they and say unto my lord? what shall we
their asses. speak? or how shall we clear our-
4 And when they were gone out selves? God hath found out the in-
of the city, and not yet far off, Jo- iquity of thy servants: behold, we
seph said unto his steward, Up, fol- are my lord’s servants, both we, and
low after the men; and when thou he also with whom the cup is found.
dost overtake them, say unto them, 17 And he said, God forbid that I
Wherefore have ye rewarded evil should do so: but the man in whose
for good? hand the cup is found, he shall be
5 Is not this it in which my lord my servant; and as for you, get you
drinketh, and whereby indeed he up in peace unto your father.
divineth? ye have done evil in so 18 ¶ Then Judah came near unto
doing. him, and said, Oh my a lord, let thy
6 ¶ And he overtook them, and he servant, I pray thee, speak a word
spake unto them these same words. in my lord’s ears, and let not thine
7 And they said unto him, Where- b 
anger burn against thy servant: for
fore saith my lord these words? God thou art even as Pharaoh.
forbid that thy servants should do 19 My lord asked his servants, say-
according to this thing: ing, Have ye a father, or a brother?
8 Behold, the money, which we 20 And we said unto my lord, We
found in our sacks’ mouths, we have a father, an old a man, and a
brought again unto thee out of the child of his old age, a little one; and
land of Canaan: how then should his brother is dead, and he alone
we steal out of thy lord’s house sil- is left of his mother, and his father
ver or gold? loveth him.
9 With whomsoever of thy servants 21 And thou saidst unto thy ser-
it be found, both let him die, and vants, Bring him down unto me,
we also will be my lord’s bondmen. that I may set mine eyes upon him.
10 And he said, Now also let it 22 And we said unto my lord, The
be according unto your words: he lad cannot leave his father: for if he
34 b Gen. 45:22. Alma 46:12 (12–23). 18 a Gen. 43:20.
44 13 a Job 1:20; 14 a Gen. 37:7 (7, 9–10); 42:6; b Ex. 32:22.
Eccl. 3:7; 43:26 (26–28). 20 a Gen. 42:11 (11–13).
69 Genesis 44:23–45:8

should leave his father, his father father, and the lad be not with me?
would die. lest peradventure I see the evil that
23 And thou saidst unto thy ser- shall come on my father.
vants, Except your youngest a brother
come down with you, ye shall see Chapter 45
my face no more.
Joseph makes himself known to his
24 And it came to pass when we brothers—They rejoice together—Pha-
came up unto thy servant my father, raoh invites Jacob and his family to
we told him the words of my lord.
dwell in Egypt and eat the fat of the land.
25 And our father said, Go again,
and buy us a little food. Then Joseph could not a refrain
26 And we said, We cannot go himself before all them that stood
down: if our youngest brother be by him; and he b cried, Cause every
with us, then will we go down: for man to go out from me. And there
we may not see the man’s face, ex- stood no man with him, while Jo-
cept our a youngest brother be with seph made himself known unto his
us. brethren.
27 And thy servant my father said 2 And he wept aloud: and the
unto us, Ye know that my wife bare Egyptians and the house of Pha-
me two sons: raoh heard.
28 And the one went out from 3 And Joseph said unto his breth-
me, and I said, Surely he is a torn ren, I am a Joseph; doth my father
in b pieces; and I saw him not since: yet live? And his brethren could not
29 And if ye a take this also from answer him; for they were b troubled
me, and mischief befall b him, ye at his presence.
shall bring down my gray hairs with 4 And Joseph said unto his breth-
sorrow to the grave. ren, Come near to me, I pray you.
30 Now therefore when I come to And they came near. And he said,
thy servant my father, and the lad I am a Joseph your brother, whom
be not with us; seeing that his life ye sold into Egypt.
is a bound up in the lad’s life; 5 Now therefore be not a grieved,
31 It shall come to pass, when he nor angry with yourselves, that ye
seeth that the lad is not with us, that sold me hither: for God did b send
he will die: and thy servants shall me before you to preserve life.
bring down the gray hairs of thy 6 For these two years hath the fam-
servant our father with a sorrow to ine been in the land: and yet there
the grave. are five years, in the which there
32 For thy servant became surety shall neither be earing nor harvest.
for the lad unto my father, saying, 7 And God sent me before you to
If I bring him not unto thee, then I a 
preserve you a b posterity in the
shall bear the a blame to my father earth, and to save your lives by a
for ever. great deliverance.
33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let 8 So now it was not you that sent
thy servant abide instead of the lad me hither, but God: and he hath
a bondman to my lord; and let the made me a father to Pharaoh, and
lad go up with his brethren. lord of all his house, and a a ruler
34 For how shall I go up to my throughout all the land of Egypt.
23 a Gen. 43:5 (3–5). 31 a Gen. 42:38. Family, Love within.
26 a Gen. 43:3. 32 a Gen. 43:9. b Gen. 50:20;
28 a Gen. 37:33. 45 1 a Gen. 43:30 (30–31). Ps. 105:17.
b Alma 46:24. b Gen. 46:29. 7 a Esth. 4:14; 2 Ne. 3:16;
29 a Gen. 42:36 (36–38). 3 a Acts 7:13. D&C 107:42.
b Gen. 42:4; 49:27 (26–28); b Job 23:15. tg  Protection, Divine.
Josh. 18:11 (11–28). 4 a 2 Ne. 3:4. b 2 Ne. 3:3, 5 (3–7).
30 a 1 Sam. 18:1. 5 a tg  Benevolence; 8 a Gen. 41:43 (41–44).
Genesis 45:9–46:2 70

9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, the good of all the land of Egypt
and say unto him, Thus saith thy is yours.
son Joseph, God hath made me lord 21 And the children of Israel did
of all Egypt: come down unto me, so: and Joseph gave them wagons,
tarry not: according to the commandment of
10 And thou shalt dwell in the Pharaoh, and gave them provision
land of a Goshen, and thou shalt be for the way.
near unto me, thou, and thy chil- 22 To all of them he gave each man
dren, and thy children’s children, changes of raiment; but to a Benja-
and thy flocks, and thy herds, and min he gave three hundred pieces of
all that thou hast: silver, and five changes of raiment.
11 And there will I a nourish thee; 23 And to his father he sent after
for yet there are five years of famine; this manner; ten asses laden with
lest thou, and thy household, and the good things of Egypt, and ten
all that thou hast, come to poverty. she asses laden with corn and bread
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and and meat for his father by the way.
the eyes of my brother Benjamin, 24 So he sent his brethren away,
that it is my mouth that speaketh and they departed: and he said unto
unto you. them, See that ye fall not out by
13 And ye shall tell my father of the way.
all my glory in Egypt, and of all 25 ¶ And they went up out of
that ye have seen; and ye shall haste Egypt, and came into the land of
and bring down my a father hither. Canaan unto Jacob their father,
14 And he fell upon his brother 26 And told him, saying, Joseph
Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and is yet alive, and he is a governor over
Benjamin wept upon his neck. all the land of Egypt. And Jacob’s
15 Moreover he kissed all his breth- heart fainted, for he believed them
ren, and wept upon them: and af- not.
ter that his brethren talked with 27 And they told him all the words
him. of Joseph, which he had said unto
16 ¶ And the fame thereof was them: and when he saw the a wag-
heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, ons which Joseph had sent to carry
Joseph’s brethren are come: and him, the spirit of Jacob their father
it a pleased Pharaoh well, and his b 
servants. 28 And Israel said, It is enough;
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go
Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; and see him before I die.
lade your beasts, and go, get you
unto the land of Canaan; Chapter 46
18 And take your father and your The Lord sends Jacob and his family of
households, and come unto me: and
I will give you the good of the land seventy souls to Egypt—The descendants
of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of Jacob are named—Joseph meets Jacob.
of the land. And Israel took his journey with
19 Now thou art commanded, this all that he had, and came to a Beer-
do ye; take you a wagons out of the sheba, and offered sacrifices unto
land of Egypt for your little ones, the God of his father Isaac.
and for your wives, and bring your 2 And God spake unto Israel in the
father, and come. a 
visions of the night, and said, Ja-
20 Also regard not your stuff; for cob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
10 a Gen. 46:28 (28–34); 19 a Gen. 46:5; b Gen. 46:5 (3–5).
47:1 (1, 11); 50:8. D&C 136:5. 46 1 a Gen. 21:31 (31, 33);
11 a Gen. 47:12. 22 a Gen. 43:34. 26:23 (23, 33).
13 a Acts 7:14. 26 a Gen. 41:43 (41–44). 2 a tg  Vision.
16 a Gen. 41:37. 27 a Num. 7:3 (3, 5).
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3 And he said, I am God, the God 14 ¶ And the sons of Zebulun;
of thy a father: fear not to go down Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
into b Egypt; for I will there make 15 These be the sons of a  Leah,
of thee a great c nation: which she bare unto Jacob in Padan-
4 a I will go down with thee into aram, with his daughter Dinah: all
Egypt; and I will also surely b bring the souls of his sons and his daugh-
thee up again: and c Joseph shall put ters were thirty and three.
his hand upon thine eyes. 16 ¶ And the sons of a Gad; Ziphion,
5 And Jacob a rose up from Beer- and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri,
sheba: and the sons of Israel car- and Arodi, and Areli.
ried Jacob their father, and their 17 ¶ And the sons of Asher; Jim-
little ones, and their wives, in the nah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Be-
wagons which Pharaoh had sent riah, and Serah their sister: and
to carry him. the sons of Beriah; Heber, and
6 And they took their cattle, and Malchiel.
their goods, which they had gotten 18 These are the sons of a Zilpah,
in the land of Canaan, and came whom Laban gave to Leah his
into a Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed daughter, and these she bare unto
with him: Jacob, even sixteen souls.
7 His sons, and his sons’ sons with 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife;
him, his daughters, and his sons’ Joseph, and a Benjamin.
daughters, and all his a seed brought 20 ¶ And unto Joseph in the land
he with him into Egypt. of Egypt were born a  Manasseh
8 ¶ And these are the a names of the and Ephraim, which b Asenath the
children of Israel, which came into daughter of Poti-pherah priest of
Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, On bare unto him.
Jacob’s firstborn. 21 ¶ And the sons of a Benjamin
9 And the sons of a Reuben; Hanoch, were Belah, and Becher, and Ash-
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. bel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and
10 ¶ And the sons of Simeon; Je- Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and
muel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Ard.
Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the 22 These are the sons of Rachel,
son of a Canaanitish woman. which were born to Jacob: all the
11 ¶ And the sons of a Levi; Ger- souls were fourteen.
shon, Kohath, and Merari. 23 ¶ And the sons of a Dan; Hushim.
12 ¶ And the sons of Judah; a Er, 24 ¶ And the sons of Naphtali;
and b Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
and c Zerah: but Er and Onan died Shillem.
in the land of Canaan. And the 25 These are the sons of a Bilhah,
sons of Pharez were Hezron and which Laban gave unto Rachel his
Hamul. daughter, and she bare these unto
13 ¶ And the sons of a Issachar; Jacob: all the souls were seven.
Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and 26 All the souls that came with
Shimron. Jacob into Egypt, which came out
3 a D&C 136:21. 7 a Gen. 37:35. 13 a 1 Chr. 7:1.
b tg  Israel, Bondage of, 8 a Ex. 1:1 (1–5); 6:14 (14–25). 15 a Gen. 29:32.
in Egypt. tg  Israel, Twelve 16 a Num. 26:15 (15–17).
c tg  Israel, Origins of. Tribes of. 18 a Gen. 29:24; 30:12.
4 a Gen. 28:15; 48:21. b Alma 46:23; 19 a Gen. 35:18.
b Ex. 2:24. 3 Ne. 5:24; 20 a Gen. 41:51;
c Gen. 50:1. Morm. 7:10. Josh. 17:1 (1, 5).
5 a Gen. 45:27 (26–28). 9 a Num. 26:5 (5–7). b Gen. 41:45.
b Gen. 45:19. 11 a 1 Chr. 6:1. 21 a Num. 26:38;
6 a Ps. 105:23; Isa. 52:4; 12 a Gen. 38:7 (3, 7, 10). 1 Chr. 7:6 (6–12).
Ether 13:7; b 1 Chr. 2:3. 23 a Num. 26:42.
Abr. 2:21. c Gen. 38:30. 25 a Gen. 29:29; 30:5 (5–8).
Genesis 46:27–47:9 72

of his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ desires to be buried with his fathers
wives, all the souls were threescore in Canaan.
and six; Then Joseph came and told a Pha-
27 And the sons of Joseph, which raoh, and said, My father and my
were born him in Egypt, were two brethren, and their flocks, and their
souls: all the souls of the house of
herds, and all that they have, are
Jacob, which came into Egypt, were come out of the land of Canaan;
threescore and ten. and, behold, they are in the land
28 ¶ And he sent Judah before of b Goshen.
him unto Joseph, to direct his face 2 And he took some of his breth-
unto Goshen; and they came into ren, even five men, and presented
the land of a Goshen. them unto a Pharaoh.
29 And Joseph made ready his
chariot, and went up to meet Israel 3 And Pharaoh said unto his breth-
his father, to Goshen, and presented ren, What is your a occupation? And
they said unto Pharaoh, Thy ser-
himself unto him; and he fell on vants are b shepherds, both we, and
his neck, and a wept on his neck a also our fathers.
good while.
30 And Israel said unto Joseph, 4 They said moreover unto Pha-
Now let me die, since I have seen raoh, For to a sojourn in the land
are we come; for thy servants have
thy face, because thou art yet alive. no pasture for their flocks; for the
31 And Joseph said unto his breth- famine is sore in the land of Ca-
ren, and unto his father’s house, I
will go up, and shew a Pharaoh, and naan: now therefore, we pray thee,
say unto him, My brethren, and my let thy servants dwell in the land
father’s house, which were in the of Goshen.
land of Canaan, are come unto me; 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph,
saying, Thy father and thy brethren
32 And the men are shepherds, are come unto thee:
for their trade hath been to feed 6 The land of a Egypt is before
cattle; and they have brought their thee; in the best of the land make
flocks, and their herds, and all that thy father and brethren to dwell; in
they have. the land of Goshen let them dwell:
33 And it shall come to pass, when and if thou knowest any men of ac-
Pharaoh shall call you, and shall tivity among them, then make them
say, What is your a occupation? rulers over my cattle.
34 That ye shall say, Thy servants’ 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his
trade hath been about a cattle from father, and set him before Pharaoh:
our youth even until now, both we, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
and also our fathers: that ye may 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob,
dwell in the land of Goshen; for How old art thou?
every shepherd is an b abomination
9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh,
unto the Egyptians. The days of the years of my a pil-
Chapter 47 grimage are an hundred and thirty
years: few and b evil have the days of
The Israelites settle in Goshen—Jacob the years of my life been, and have
blesses Pharaoh—Joseph sells grain to not attained unto the c days of the
the Egyptians—Pharaoh receives the years of the life of my fathers in
Egyptians’ cattle and lands—Jacob the days of their pilgrimage.
27 a tg  Israel, Origins of. Abr. 2:5. 4 a Deut. 26:5.
b Num. 1:46 (20–46). b Gen. 43:32. 6 a Ether 13:7.
28 a Gen. 45:10. 47 1 a Gen. 46:31. 9 a Ps. 119:54.
29 a Gen. 45:1. b Gen. 45:10. b ie  unpleasant.
31 a Gen. 47:1. 2 a Acts 7:13. c Gen. 25:7; 35:28.
33 a Gen. 47:3. 3 a Gen. 46:33.
34 a Gen. 37:12; 47:3; b Gen. 46:34.
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10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, we and our land will be servants

and went out from before Pharaoh. unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that
11 ¶ And Joseph placed his father we may live, and not die, that the
and his brethren, and gave them land be not desolate.
a possession in the land of Egypt, 20 And Joseph bought all the
in the best of the land, in the land land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for
of a Rameses, as Pharaoh had com- the Egyptians sold every man his
manded. field, because the famine prevailed
12 And Joseph a  nourished his over them: so the land became
father, and his brethren, and all Pharaoh’s.
his father’s household, with bread, 21 And as for the people, a he re-
according to their families. moved them to cities from one end
13 ¶ And there was no bread in all of the borders of Egypt even to the
the land; for the a famine was very other end thereof.
sore, so that the land of Egypt and 22 Only the land of the a priests
all the land of Canaan fainted by bought he not; for the priests had
reason of the famine. a portion assigned them of Pharaoh,
14 And Joseph gathered up all and did eat their portion which
the a money that was found in the Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they
land of Egypt, and in the land of sold not their lands.
Canaan, for the corn which they 23 Then Joseph said unto the peo-
bought: and Joseph brought the ple, Behold, I have bought you this
money into Pharaoh’s house. day and your land for Pharaoh: lo,
15 And when money failed in the here is seed for you, and ye shall
land of Egypt, and in the land of sow the land.
Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto 24 And it shall come to pass a in
Joseph, and said, Give us a bread: for the increase, that ye shall give the
why should we die in thy presence? b 
fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four
for the money faileth. parts shall be your own, for seed of
16 And Joseph said, Give your the field, and for your food, and for
cattle; and I will give you for your them of your households, and for
cattle, if money fail. food for your little ones.
17 And they brought their cattle 25 And they said, Thou hast saved
unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them our lives: let us find grace in the
bread in exchange for horses, and for sight of my lord, and we will be
the flocks, and for the cattle of the Pharaoh’s servants.
herds, and for the asses: and he fed 26 And Joseph made it a law over
them with bread for all their cattle the land of Egypt unto this day, that
for that year. Pharaoh should have the fifth part;
18 When that year was ended, they except the land of the a priests only,
came unto him the second year, and which became not Pharaoh’s.
said unto him, We will not hide it 27 ¶ And Israel dwelt in the land
from my lord, how that our money of Egypt, in the country of Goshen;
is spent; my lord also hath our herds and they had possessions therein,
of cattle; there is not ought left in and grew, and multiplied exceed-
the sight of my lord, but our bod- ingly.
ies, and our lands: 28 And Jacob lived in the land of
19 Wherefore shall we die before Egypt seventeen years: so the whole
thine eyes, both we and our land? age of a Jacob was an hundred forty
buy us and our land for bread, and and seven years.
11 a Ex. 1:11; 12:37; 15 a tg  Welfare. 24 a heb  at the harvests.
Num. 33:3 (3–5). 21 a Samaritan and b Mosiah 11:3;
12 a Gen. 45:11. Septuagint: he made Ether 10:5 (5–6).
13 a tg  Famine. them slaves, or serfs. 26 a Gen. 47:22.
14 a Gen. 41:56. 22 a Gen. 41:45; 47:26. 28 a Gen. 25:7; 35:28.
Genesis 47:29–48:13 74

29 And the a time drew nigh that b 

land to thy seed after thee for an
Israel must die: and he called his everlasting c possession.
son Joseph, and said unto him, If 5 ¶ a And now thy two sons,
now I have found grace in thy sight, b 
Ephraim and c Manasseh, which
put, I pray thee, thy hand under my were born unto thee in the land
thigh, and deal kindly and truly of Egypt before I came unto thee
with me; c bury me not, I pray thee, into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and
in Egypt: Simeon, they shall be mine.
30 But I will lie with my fathers, 6 And thy issue, which thou beget-
and thou shalt carry me out of test after them, shall be thine, and
Egypt, and a bury me in their bury- shall be called after the name of
ingplace. And he said, I will do as their brethren in their inheritance.
thou hast said. 7 And as for me, when I came
31 And he said, Swear unto me. from Padan, a Rachel died by me
And he sware unto him. And Israel in the land of Canaan in the way,
bowed himself b upon the c bed’s when yet there was but a little way
head. to come unto Ephrath: and I buried
her there in the way of Ephrath;
Chapter 48 the same is Beth-lehem.
8 And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons,
Jacob tells of the appearance of God to and said, Who are these?
him in Luz—He adopts Ephraim and 9 And Joseph said unto his father,
Manasseh as his own children—Jacob They are my sons, whom God hath
blesses Joseph—He puts Ephraim before given me in this place. And he said,
Manasseh—The seed of Ephraim will Bring them, I pray thee, unto me,
become a multitude of nations—The and I will a bless them.
children of Israel will come again into
the land of their fathers. 10 Now the eyes of Israel were
dim for age, so that he could not
And it came to pass after these see. And he brought them b near
things, that one told Joseph, Behold, unto him; and he kissed them, and
thy father is sick: and he took with embraced them.
him his two sons, Manasseh and 11 And Israel said unto Joseph,
Ephraim. I had not thought to see thy face:
2 And one told a Jacob, and said, and, lo, God hath shewed me also
Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thy seed.
thee: and Israel b strengthened him- 12 And Joseph brought them out
self, and sat upon the bed. from between his knees, and he
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, bowed himself with his face to
God a Almighty b appeared unto me the earth.
at c Luz in the land of Canaan, and 13 And Joseph took them both,
blessed me, Ephraim in his right hand toward
4 And said unto me, Behold, I will Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in
make thee a fruitful, and multiply his left hand toward Israel’s right
thee, and I will make of thee a mul- hand, and brought them near unto
titude of people; and will give this him.
29 a Deut. 31:14; 2 Ne. 1:14; 48 2 a Heb. 11:21. b tg  Promised Lands.
Jacob 1:9. b Gen. 47:31. c Gen. 17:8; Abr. 2:6.
b Gen. 24:2 (2, 8); 3 a 1 Ne. 1:14; 2 Ne. 9:46; 5 a jst  Gen. 48:5–11
jst Gen. 24:2 (Gen. 24:2 3 Ne. 4:32; (Appendix).
note b). D&C 76:106 (106–7); 87:6; b tg  Israel, Joseph,
c Gen. 49:29; 50:25. Moses 2:1; JS—H 1:29; People of.
30 a Gen. 50:5. A of F 1:11. c Deut. 3:13.
31 a Gen. 48:2. b D&C 107:54; Abr. 2:6. 7 a Gen. 35:19.
b or  at the head of the c Gen. 28:19; 35:6; 9 a Gen. 49:26.
bed. Josh. 18:13. 10 a Gen. 27:1.
c 1 Kgs. 1:47; Abr. 1:13. 4 a tg  Seed of Abraham. b Gen. 27:27.
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14 And Israel stretched out his right 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Be-
hand, and laid it upon a Ephraim’s hold, I die: but a God shall be with
head, who was the younger, and his you, and b bring you again unto the
left hand upon Manasseh’s head, c 
land of your fathers.
guiding his hands wittingly; for 22 Moreover I have given to thee
Manasseh was the firstborn. one a portion above thy brethren,
15 ¶ And he blessed a Joseph, and which I took out of the hand of the
said, God, before whom my fathers Amorite with my sword and with
Abraham and Isaac did b walk, the my bow.
God which c fed me all my life long
unto this day, Chapter 49
16 The a Angel which redeemed me Jacob blesses his sons and their seed—
from all evil, bless the lads; and let
my b name be named on them, and Reuben, Simeon, and Levi are chastened—
the name of my fathers Abraham Judah will rule until Shiloh (Christ)
and Isaac; and let them grow into a comes—Joseph is a fruitful bough by a
multitude in the midst of the earth. well—His branches (the Nephites and
17 And when Joseph saw that his Lamanites) will run over the wall—The
father laid his right a hand upon the Shepherd and Stone of Israel (Christ)
head of b Ephraim, c it displeased will bless Joseph temporally and spiri-
him: and he held up his father’s tually—Jacob chooses to be buried with
hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s his fathers in Canaan—He yields up the
head unto Manasseh’s head. ghost and is gathered to his people.
18 And Joseph said unto his father, And a Jacob called unto his b sons,
Not so, my father: for this is the and said, Gather yourselves together,
firstborn; put thy right hand upon that I may tell you that which shall
his head. befall you in the c last days.
19 And his father refused, and 2 Gather yourselves together, and
said, I know it, my son, I know it: hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken
he also shall become a people, and unto Israel your a father.
he also shall be a great: but truly his 3 ¶ a Reuben, thou art my firstborn,
younger brother shall be greater my might, and the b beginning of my
than he, and his b seed shall become strength, the excellency of dignity,
a c multitude of d nations. and the excellency of power:
20 And he blessed them that 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not
day, saying, a In thee shall Israel excel; because thou wentest up to
bless, saying, God make thee as thy father’s a bed; then b defiledst
Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he thou it: he went up to my couch.
set c Ephraim before Manasseh. 5 ¶ a Simeon and b Levi are brethren;
14 a Zech. 10:7 (6–12); 19 a Josh. 17:14. Alma 8:22; 45:15.
D&C 109:60 (60–61); b tg  Seed of Abraham. b tg  Patriarch.
133:34. c Num. 1:33. c tg  Last Days.
tg  Israel, Joseph, d D&C 45:24 (24–25). 2 a tg  Family, Patriarchal.
People of. tg  Israel, Joseph, 3 a Gen. 29:32;
b Septuagint: crossing his People of. Deut. 33:6;
hands. 20 a or  Through thee. 1 Chr. 5:1;
15 a Septuagint: them. b Septuagint: be blessed. 2 Ne. 1:29 (28–29);
b tg  Walking with God. c Jer. 31:9; D&C 68:17;
c heb  shepherded; i.e., D&C 133:34. Abr. 1:3.
who was my shepherd. tg  Birthright. b Deut. 21:17.
16 a Gen. 32:29 (24–30). 21 a Gen. 46:4. 4 a tg  Sexual Immorality.
b tg  Israel, Joseph, People b tg  Israel, Bondage of, b tg  Sensuality.
of; Name. in Egypt. 5 a Gen. 29:33 (33–34);
17 a tg  Hands, Laying on of. c tg  Israel, Land of; 34:25 (25–31);
b tg  Israel, Blessings of. Promised Lands. D&C 128:24.
c heb  it was wrong in his 22 a tg  Inheritance. b Deut. 33:8 (8–11);
eyes. 49 1 a 2 Ne. 4:12; D&C 13.
Genesis 49:6–24 76

instruments of c cruelty are in their 13 ¶ a Zebulun shall dwell at the

habitations. haven of the sea; and he shall be for
6 O my soul, come not thou into an haven of ships; and his border
their secret; unto their assembly, shall be unto Zidon.
mine honour, be not thou a united: 14 ¶ a Issachar is a strong ass couch-
for in their b anger they c slew a man, ing down between two burdens:
and in their selfwill they digged 15 And he saw that rest was good,
down a wall. and the land that it was pleasant;
7 a Cursed be their b anger, for it was and bowed his shoulder to bear, and
fierce; and their wrath, for it was became a servant unto tribute.
cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, 16 ¶ a Dan shall b judge his people,
and scatter them in Israel. as one of the tribes of Israel.
8 ¶ a Judah, thou art he whom thy 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the
brethren shall b praise: thy hand way, an adder in the path, that bit-
shall be in the c neck of thine en- eth the horse heels, so that his rider
emies; thy father’s children shall shall fall backward.
bow down before thee. 18 I have a waited for thy salva-
9 Judah is a a lion’s whelp: from tion, O Lord.
the prey, my son, thou art gone up: 19 ¶ a Gad, a b troop shall over-
he stooped down, he couched as a come him: but he shall overcome
lion, and as an old lion; who shall at the last.
rouse him up? 20 ¶ Out of a Asher his bread shall
10 The sceptre shall not depart be fat, and he shall yield royal
from a Judah, nor a b lawgiver from dainties.
between his feet, until c Shiloh come; 21 ¶ a Naphtali is a hind let loose:
and unto him shall the d gathering he giveth goodly words.
of the people be. 22 ¶ a Joseph is a fruitful b bough,
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, even a fruitful bough by a well;
and his ass’s colt unto the choice whose c branches d run over the wall:
vine; he b washed his garments in 23 The archers have sorely grieved
wine, and his clothes in the c blood him, and shot at him, and hated
of grapes: him:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, 24 But his bow abode in strength,
and his teeth white with milk. and the arms of his hands were made
5 c tg  Cruelty. c The Hebrew word shiloh 16 a Deut. 33:22.
6 a Eph. 5:11; may be a short form of b Gen. 30:6.
Alma 5:57. asher-lo, which can be 18 a Ps. 25:5;
b tg  Retribution. rendered “whose right 1 Ne. 21:23;
c Gen. 34:26 (25–31). it is.” See jst  Gen. 50:24 2 Ne. 6:13;
7 a tg  Curse. (Appendix); D&C 98:2; 133:45.
b Gen. 34:7. Ezek. 21:27. 19 a Deut. 33:20 (20–21);
tg  Anger. tg  Jesus Christ, Messiah; 1 Chr. 5:26 (18, 26).
c tg  Cruelty. Jesus Christ, Prophecies b Gen. 30:11.
8 a tg  Israel, Judah, about. 20 a Gen. 30:13;
People of. d 2 Ne. 10:7 (7–8); Deut. 33:24 (24–25).
b Gen. 29:35. 25:17 (15–18). 21 a Gen. 30:8;
c 2 Sam. 22:41. tg  Israel, Mission of. Deut. 33:23.
d Gen. 27:29; 11 a John 15:1 (1–6); 22 a 2 Ne. 3:4 (2–5).
1 Ne. 7:20; 21:23. 1 Ne. 15:15. b tg  Vineyard of the Lord.
9 a Deut. 33:22; b D&C 133:35. c 1 Ne. 15:12 (12, 16);
Rev. 5:5. c Isa. 63:2; 19:24;
b Num. 24:9; D&C 76:107; 2 Ne. 3:5 (4–5);
3 Ne. 20:16 (15–16); 133:48 (46–50). Jacob 2:25;
Morm. 5:24. 13 a Gen. 30:20; Alma 26:36.
10 a tg  Israel, Judah, Deut. 33:18 (18–19); tg  Book of Mormon.
People of. Josh. 19:10 (10–16). d tg  Israel, Scattering of.
b Ps. 60:7; 14 a Gen. 30:18;
D&C 38:22; 45:59. Deut. 33:18 (18–19).
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strong by the hands of the mighty 33 And when Jacob had made an
God of Jacob; (from a thence is the end of commanding his sons, he
shepherd, the c stone of Israel:) gathered up his feet into the bed,
25 Even by the God of thy father, and yielded up the a ghost, and was
who shall help thee; and by the a Al- b 
gathered unto his people.
mighty, who shall bless thee with
blessings of heaven above, blessings Chapter 50
of the deep that lieth under, blessings Jacob’s body is embalmed—Joseph
of the breasts, and of the b womb: buries him in Canaan—Joseph com-
26 The a blessings of thy father have forts his brothers—The children of
prevailed above the blessings of my Israel multiply—Joseph promises that
progenitors unto the b utmost bound God will bring Israel out of Egypt into
of the everlasting c hills: they shall
be on the head of d Joseph, and on Canaan—Joseph dies in Egypt and is
the crown of the head of him that embalmed.
was separate from his brethren. And a Joseph fell upon his father’s
27 ¶ a Benjamin shall ravin as a face, and b  wept upon him, and
wolf: in the morning he shall de- kissed him.
vour the prey, and at night he shall 2 And Joseph commanded his ser-
divide the spoil. vants the physicians to a embalm
28 ¶ All these are the a  twelve his father: and the physicians em-
tribes of Israel: and this is it that balmed Israel.
their father spake unto them, and 3 And forty days were fulfilled for
blessed them; every one according him; for so are fulfilled the days of
to his c blessing he blessed them. those which are embalmed: and the
29 And he charged them, and said Egyptians mourned for him three-
unto them, I am to be gathered score and ten days.
unto my a people: b bury me with 4 And when the days of his mourn-
my fathers in the cave that is in the ing were past, Joseph spake unto
field of Ephron the Hittite, the house of Pharaoh, saying, If
30 In the cave that is in the field of now I have found grace in your
Machpelah, which is before Mamre, eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears
in the land of Canaan, which Abra- of Pharaoh, saying,
ham bought with the field of b Eph- 5 My father made me swear, say-
ron the Hittite for a possession of ing, Lo, I die: in my a grave which I
a buryingplace. have digged for me in the land of
31 There they a buried Abraham Canaan, there shalt thou bury me.
and Sarah his wife; there they bur- Now therefore let me go up, I pray
ied Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and thee, and bury my father, and I will
there I buried Leah. come again.
32 The purchase of the field and 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and
of the cave that is therein was from bury thy father, according as he
the children of Heth. made thee swear.
24 a ie  It is from the lineage 2 Ne. 12:2 (2–3); b Gen. 47:29; 50:13.
of Jacob that the D&C 49:25; 109:61; 30 a Gen. 23:9 (9, 19); 25:9.
Messiah comes. 133:31 (26–34). b Gen. 23:16 (16–17).
b tg  Jesus Christ, Good d tg  Israel, Joseph, 31 a Gen. 25:10.
Shepherd; Shepherd. People of. 33 a Jacob 7:20 (20–21);
c D&C 50:44. 27 a Gen. 42:4; 44:29; Hel. 14:21.
tg  Jesus Christ, Deut. 33:12; tg  Spirits, Disembodied.
Prophecies about; Rock. Josh. 18:11 (11–28). b tg  Family, Eternal.
25 a tg  God, Power of. 28 a tg  Israel, Twelve 50 1 a Gen. 46:4.
b tg  Birth Control. Tribes of. b D&C 42:45 (45–46).
26 a Gen. 48:9; Abr. 2:9. b Deut. 33:1 (1–25). 2 a Gen. 50:26.
b tg  Lands of Inheritance. c tg  Israel, Blessings of. 5 a Gen. 47:30;
c Deut. 33:15; 29 a Alma 5:24. 2 Ne. 1:14.
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7 ¶ And Joseph went up to bury Joseph, saying, Thy father did com-
his father: and with him went up mand before he died, saying,
all the servants of Pharaoh, the el- 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, a For-
ders of his house, and all the elders give, I pray thee now, the trespass
of the land of Egypt, of thy brethren, and their sin; for
8 And all the house of Joseph, they did unto thee evil: and now,
and his brethren, and his father’s we pray thee, forgive the trespass
house: only their little ones, and of the servants of the God of thy
their flocks, and their herds, they father. And Joseph b wept when they
left in the land of a Goshen. spake unto him.
9 And there went up with him 18 And his brethren also went and
both chariots and horsemen: and fell down before his face; and they
it was a very great company. said, Behold, we be thy a servants.
10 And they came to the thresh- 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear
ingfloor of Atad, which is beyond not: for am I in the place of God?
Jordan, and there they a mourned 20 But as for you, ye thought a evil
with a great and very sore lamen- against me; but God b meant it unto
tation: and he made a b mourning c 
good, to bring to pass, as it is this
for his father seven days. day, to save much people alive.
11 And when the inhabitants of 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will
the land, the Canaanites, saw the a 
nourish you, and your little ones.
mourning in the floor of Atad, they And he comforted them, and spake
said, This is a grievous mourning to kindly unto them.
the Egyptians: wherefore the name 22 ¶ And a Joseph dwelt in Egypt,
of it was called a Abel-mizraim, he, and his father’s house: and Jo-
which is beyond Jordan. seph lived an hundred and ten years.
12 And his sons did unto him ac- 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s
cording as he commanded them: a 
children of the third generation: the
13 For his sons a carried him into the children also of Machir the son of
land of Canaan, and buried him in b 
Manasseh were brought up upon
the cave of the field of Machpelah, Joseph’s knees.
which Abraham bought with the field 24 a And Joseph said unto his breth-
for a possession of a b buryingplace of ren, I die: and God will surely visit
Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. you, and b bring you out of this land
14 ¶ And Joseph returned into unto the c land which he sware to
Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all d 
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
that went up with him to bury his 25 And Joseph took an a oath of the
father, after he had buried his father. children of Israel, saying, God will
15 ¶ And when Joseph’s brethren surely visit you, and ye shall carry
saw that their father was dead, they up my b bones from hence.
said, a Joseph will peradventure hate 26 So a Joseph b died, being an hun-
us, and will certainly requite us all dred and ten years old: and they
the evil which we did unto him. c 
embalmed him, and he was put in
16 And they sent a messenger unto a coffin in Egypt.
8 a Gen. 45:10. 17 a tg  Forgive. 24 a jst  Gen. 50:24–38
10 a Alma 28:12. b Morm. 2:12; (Appendix).
b Job 2:13. D&C 18:16 (14–16). b tg  Israel, Bondage of, in
11 a ie  The mourning of the 18 a Gen. 37:10 (5–11). Egypt.
Egyptians. 20 a tg  Evil. c tg  Promised Lands.
13 a Gen. 49:29. b Gen. 45:5. d Deut. 11:9.
b Gen. 25:10. c D&C 100:15. 25 a tg  Oath.
c Gen. 23:17. 21 a tg  Family, Love within. b Gen. 47:29; Ex. 13:19;
15 a or  If Joseph bears a 22 a tg  Israel, Joseph, Josh. 24:32.
grudge against us he People of. 26 a Gen. 41:46 (46–47, 54).
will certainly repay 23 a tg  Patriarch. b Ex. 1:6.
us . . . b Num. 32:39. c Gen. 50:2.
The Second Book of Moses

Chapter 1 10 Come on, let us deal a wisely
with them; lest they multiply, and it
The children of Israel multiply—They come to pass, that, when there b fall-
are placed in bondage by the Egyp­ eth out any war, they join also unto
tians—Pharaoh seeks to destroy the our enemies, and fight against us,
sons born to Hebrew women. and so get them up out of the land.

N ow these are the a names of

the b children of Israel, which
came c into d Egypt; every man
and his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
11 Therefore they did set over
them a taskmasters to afflict them
with their b burdens. And they built
for Pharaoh c treasure cities, Pithom
and d Raamses.
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 12 But the more they afflicted
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and them, the more they a multiplied
Asher. and grew. And they were b grieved
5 And all the souls that came out because of the children of Israel.
of the loins of a Jacob were seventy 13 And the Egyptians made the
souls: for Joseph was in Egypt al­ children of Israel to serve with
ready. rigour:
6 And a Joseph died, and all his 14 And they made their lives bit-
brethren, and all that generation. ter with hard a bondage, in mortar,
7 ¶ And the children of Israel and in brick, and in all manner of
were a fruitful, and b increased abun- service in the field: all their service,
dantly, and multiplied, and c waxed wherein they made them serve, was
exceeding mighty; and the land was with rigour.
filled with them. 15 ¶ And the king of Egypt spake
8 Now there arose up a new a king to the Hebrew midwives, of which
over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. the name of the one was Shiphrah,
9 And he said unto his people, and the name of the other Puah:
Behold, the people of the children 16 And he said, When ye a do the
of Israel are a more and b mightier office of a midwife to the Hebrew
than we: women, and see them upon the
1 1 a Gen. 46:8. b Gen. 26:16. Ps. 78:12); also the
b Gen. 35:22 (22–26). 10 a Ps. 105:25 (23–25). former Hyksos capital
c heb  into Egypt with b or  breaks out, (Avaris or Tanis) of
Jacob. “happens.” Joseph’s time.
d Ps. 105:23. 11 a Gen. 15:13 (13–14); Gen. 47:11.
5 a tg  Israel, Origins of. Deut. 26:6. 12 a Ex. 5:5.
6 a Gen. 50:26. b Ex. 2:11; b or  apprehensive of.
7 a Gen. 26:22; Ps. 81:6; 14 a heb  labor (same word).
Deut. 26:5. 1 Ne. 17:25; 20:10; tg  Bondage, Physical;
b Ps. 105:24. Mosiah 21:3 (3–6); 24:9. Israel, Bondage of, in
c or  grew. c heb  storage cities; i.e., Egypt.
8 a Acts 7:18 (17–19). granaries. 16 a or  serve as.
9 a Ex. 12:37. d or  Rameses (Zoan,
Exodus 1:17–2:13 80
stools; if it be a son, then ye shall child therein; and she laid it a in the
kill him: but if it be a daughter, then flags by the river’s brink.
she shall live. 4 And his a sister stood afar off,
17 But the midwives a feared God, b 
to wit what would be done to him.
and did not as the king of Egypt 5 ¶ And the daughter of Pharaoh
commanded them, but saved the came down to wash herself at the
men children alive. river; and her maidens walked along
18 And the king of Egypt called for by the river’s side; and when she
the midwives, and said unto them, saw the ark among the flags, she
Why have ye done this thing, and sent her maid to fetch it.
have saved the men children alive? 6 And when she had opened it,
19 And the midwives said unto she saw the child: and, behold, the
Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew babe wept. And she had compassion
women are not as the Egyptian on him, and said, This is one of the
women; for they are lively, and are Hebrews’ children.
delivered ere the midwives come 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s
in unto them. daughter, Shall I go and call to thee
20 Therefore God dealt a well with a nurse of the Hebrew women, that
the midwives: and the people mul- she may nurse the child for thee?
tiplied, and waxed very mighty. 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to
21 And it came to pass, because her, Go. And the maid went and
the midwives a feared God, that he called the child’s mother.
made them b houses. 9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said
22 And Pharaoh charged all his unto her, Take this child away, and
people, saying, Every son that is nurse it for me, and I will give thee
born ye shall cast into the river, and thy wages. And the woman took the
every daughter ye shall save alive. child, and nursed it.
10 And the child grew, and she
Chapter 2 brought him unto Pharaoh’s daugh-
Moses is born to Levite parents, is raised ter, and he became her a son. And
by Pharaoh’s daughter, slays an Egyp- she called his name b Moses: and she
tian in defense of an Israelite, flees to said, Because I drew him out of
Midian, and marries Zipporah—Israel the water.
in bondage cries to the Lord. 11 ¶ And it came to pass in those
days, when Moses was grown, that
And there went a man of the house he went out unto his a brethren,
of a Levi, and took to wife a daugh- and looked on their b burdens: and
ter of Levi. he spied an Egyptian smiting an
2 And the woman conceived, and Hebrew, one of his brethren.
bare a a son: and when she saw him 12 And he looked this way and
that he was a goodly child, she hid that way, and when he saw that there
him b three months. was no man, he a slew the Egyptian,
3 And when she could not longer and hid him in the sand.
hide him, she took for him an ark 13 And when he went out the
of bulrushes, and daubed it with second day, behold, two men of the
slime and with pitch, and put the Hebrews strove together: and he
16 b or  birth-stools. 1 Sam. 2:35 (35–36); b ie  to know or learn.
17 a Prov. 16:6. 2 Sam. 7:11 (10–17). 10 a Acts 7:21; Heb. 11:24.
b Dan. 3:18 (16–18); 22 a ie  to the Hebrews. b ie  in Egyptian “To
Acts 5:29 (27–29); 2 1 a Ex. 6:20; beget a child” and in
Alma 47:2. Num. 26:59. Hebrew “To draw out.”
19 a 1 Ne. 17:3 (1–3). 2 a Heb. 11:23. 11 a Acts 7:23 (22–36);
20 a Eccl. 8:12. b Acts 7:20. Heb. 11:25 (24–27).
21 a or  revered God. 3 a heb  among the reeds. b Ex. 1:11 (7–11); 5:4 (4–5);
b or  households 4 a Ex. 15:20 (20–21); 1 Ne. 17:25.
(descendants). Num. 26:59. 12 a Acts 7:24 (23–25).
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said to him that did the wrong, died: and the children of Israel

Wherefore a smitest thou thy fellow? sighed by reason of the bondage, and
14 And he said, Who made thee a they b cried, and their c cry came up
prince and a judge over us? intend­ unto God by reason of the bondage.
est thou to kill me, as thou killedst 24 And God a heard their groan-
the Egyptian? And Moses feared, ing, and God remembered his b cov-
and said, Surely this thing is known. enant with Abraham, with Isaac,
15 Now when Pharaoh heard this and with Jacob.
thing, he sought to a slay Moses. 25 And God looked upon the chil-
But Moses b fled from c the face of dren of Israel, a and God had respect
Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of unto them.
Midian: and he sat down by a well.
16 Now the priest of a Midian had Chapter 3
seven daughters: and they came and The Lord appears to Moses at the burn-
drew b water, and filled the troughs ing bush—Moses is called to deliver
to water their father’s flock. Israel from bondage—The Lord iden-
17 And the shepherds came and tifies Himself as the God of Abraham,
drove them away: but Moses stood Isaac, and Jacob, and as the Great
up and helped them, and watered I Am—He promises to smite Egypt
their flock. and bring His people out with great
18 And when they came to a Reuel wealth.
their father, he said, How is it that
ye are come so soon to day ? Now Moses kept the flock of a Jethro
19 And they said, An Egyptian his father in law, the b priest of
delivered us out of the hand of Midian: and he led the flock to the
the shepherds, and also drew water backside of the desert, and came
enough for us, and watered the flock. to the c mountain of God, even to
20 And he said unto his daughters, d 
And where is he? why is it that ye 2 And the a angel of the Lord ap-
have left the man? call him, that peared unto him in a flame of b fire
he may eat bread. out of the midst of a c bush: and
21 And Moses was content to dwell he looked, and, behold, the bush
with the man: and he gave Moses burned with fire, and the bush was
Zipporah his daughter. not consumed.
22 And she bare him a a son, and 3 And Moses said, I will now turn
he called his name b Gershom: for aside, and see this great sight, why
he said, I have been a c stranger in the bush is not burnt.
a strange land. 4 And when the Lord saw that he
23 ¶ And it came to pass in pro- turned aside to see, God a called unto
cess of time, that the king of Egypt him out of the midst of the bush,
13 a Acts 7:26 (26–28). c tg  Stranger. 3 1 a Ex. 2:18 (16–18).
14 a Ex. 3:13 (13–15); 4:1; 23 a Ex. 4:19. b D&C 84:6 (6–16).
Num. 16:13; b Deut. 26:7; c Ex. 4:27; 18:5; 24:13;
Acts 7:25 (25–35). 1 Sam. 12:8 (1–8); Mosiah 13:5; Moses 1:42.
15 a Ex. 4:19. Mosiah 29:20; d 1 Kgs. 19:8; 3 Ne. 25:4.
b Acts 7:29. Alma 43:49 (49–50). 2 a jst  Ex. 3:2 . . . presence of
c or  the presence of. c Ex. 3:9. the Lord . . .
16 a Gen. 25:2, 4 (1–6); 24 a Ex. 6:5; Acts 7:30.
Ex. 18:1 (1–11). Mosiah 9:18 (17–18); tg  Angels.
b Gen. 24:13. D&C 35:3; b Ex. 19:18;
18 a Ex. 3:1; 4:18; Abr. 1:15 (15–16). Deut. 5:4 (4–5);
Num. 10:29; D&C 84:6. b Gen. 15:14 (13–14); 1 Ne. 1:6 (5–6);
21 a Ex. 18:2. 46:4 (2–4); D&C 29:12.
22 a Acts 7:29. Ps. 105:8 (5–8). c Deut. 33:16;
b ie  A sojourner there. 25 a heb  and God knew; i.e., Luke 20:37 (37–38);
Ex. 18:3 (2–3); He was cognizant of Moses 1:17.
1 Chr. 23:15. them. 4 a Acts 7:31 (31, 33).
Exodus 3:5–16 82

and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, 11 ¶ And Moses said unto God,
Here am I. a 
Who am I, that I should go unto
5 And he said, Draw not nigh b 
Pharaoh, and that I should bring
hither: put off thy a shoes from off forth the children of Israel out of
thy feet, for the place whereon thou Egypt?
standest is b holy ground. 12 And he said, Certainly I will be
6 Moreover he said, a I am the b God a 
with thee; and this shall be b a token
of thy father, the God of Abraham, unto thee, that I have c sent thee:
the God of Isaac, and the God of When thou hast brought forth the
Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for people out of Egypt, ye shall serve
he was c afraid to d look upon God. God upon this d mountain.
7 ¶ And the Lord said, I have 13 And Moses said unto God, Be-
surely seen the a affliction of my hold, when I come unto the children
people which are in b Egypt, and of Israel, and shall say unto them,
have heard their c cry by reason of The God of your fathers hath sent
their taskmasters; for I know their me unto you; and they shall say to
sorrows; me, What is his name? a what shall
8 And I am come a down to b deliver I say unto them?
them out of the hand of the Egyp- 14 And God said unto Moses, a I
tians, and to bring them up out of Am That I Am: and he said, Thus
that land unto a good land and a shalt thou say unto the children of
large, unto a land c flowing with Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
milk and honey; unto the place of 15 And God said moreover unto
the d Canaanites, and the Hittites, Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the
and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, children of Israel, The a Lord God of
and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. your fathers, the God of Abraham,
9 Now therefore, behold, the a cry the God of Isaac, and the God of
of the children of Israel is come Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this
unto me: and I have also seen the is my b name for ever, and c this is
oppression wherewith the Egyp- my d memorial unto all generations.
tians oppress them. 16 Go, and gather the a elders of
10 Come now therefore, and I will Israel together, and say unto them,
send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou The Lord God of your fathers, the
mayest b bring forth my people the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of
children of Israel d out of Egypt. Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I
5 a Josh. 5:15. D&C 38:18. 12 a 1 Ne. 17:55;
b D&C 45:32; 101:64; 115:7. d Gen. 17:8 (1–27); Mosiah 24:17;
tg  Holiness; Reverence. Ex. 13:11 (1–16); Alma 38:4.
6 a tg  Jesus Christ, Jehovah. Num. 34:2; tg  Walking with God.
b Mark 12:26 (19–27); Abr. 2:19 (4, 6, 18–19). b or  the sign.
1 Ne. 19:10; 9 a Ex. 2:23; c tg  Authority.
Mosiah 7:19; 2 Ne. 26:15; d Ex. 19:3 (3–6);
Alma 29:11; 36:2; Mosiah 21:15; Deut. 1:6 (5–8);
D&C 136:21. D&C 109:49. 4:10 (10–13);
c Deut. 5:5; 10 a tg  Called of God; 1 Kgs. 8:9.
Matt. 17:6 (5–7); Priesthood, Keys of. 13 a Ex. 2:14; 4:1;
Ether 3:6 (6–8, 19). b Ex. 13:14; Acts 7:25 (25–35).
d tg  God, Privilege of 1 Ne. 17:24 (24, 31, 40); 14 a tg  Jesus Christ, Jehovah.
Seeing. 19:10; 15 a Acts 7:32.
7 a tg  Affliction. 2 Ne. 25:20; b Ps. 135:13; D&C 19:10;
b tg  Israel, Bondage of, Mosiah 7:19; Moses 1:3; 7:35.
in Egypt. Alma 36:28; tg  Name.
c D&C 38:16. D&C 8:3 (2–3); 103:16. c or  thus shall I be
8 a tg  God, Access to. c tg  Israel, Twelve remembered . . .
b tg  Deliver; Tribes of. d Hosea 12:5 (3–5).
Israel, Deliverance of. d 1 Ne. 17:24. 16 a Ex. 4:29.
c Deut. 8:7 (7–9); 11 a Moses 6:31. tg  Elder, Melchizedek
Jer. 11:5; b tg  Courage; Fearful. Priesthood.
83 Exodus 3:17–4:9

have surely b visited you, and seen cised—Moses and Aaron lead Israel
that which is done to you in Egypt: in worship.
17 And I have said, I will bring you And Moses answered and said, But,
up out of the a affliction of b Egypt behold, they will not a believe me,
unto the land of the c Canaanites, and
nor b hearken unto my voice: for
the Hittites, and the Amorites, and
the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and they will say, The Lord hath not
appeared unto thee.
the d Jebusites, unto a e land flowing
with milk and honey. 2 And the Lord said unto him,
What is that in thine hand? And
18 And they shall a hearken to thy he said, A rod.
voice: and thou shalt come, thou and
the elders of Israel, unto the king of 3 And he said, Cast it on the
Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, ground. And he cast it on the
The Lord b God of the Hebrews hath ground, and it became a serpent;
met with us: and now c let us go, we and Moses fled from before it.
beseech thee, three days’ journey 4 And the Lord said unto Moses,
into the wilderness, that we may Put forth thine hand, and take it by
sacrifice to the Lord our God. the tail. And he put forth his hand,
19 ¶ And a I am sure that the king and caught it, and it became a rod
of Egypt will not let you go, b no, in his hand:
not by a c mighty hand. 5 That they may believe that the
20 And I will stretch out my hand, Lord God of their fathers, the God
and smite Egypt with all my a won- of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and
ders which I will do in the midst the God of Jacob, hath appeared
thereof: and after that he will let unto thee.
you b go. 6 ¶ And the Lord said furthermore
21 And I will give this people fa- unto him, Put now thine hand into
vour in the sight of the Egyptians: thy bosom. And he put his hand
and it shall come to pass, that, when into his bosom: and when he took
ye go, ye shall not go a empty: it out, behold, his hand was a lep-
rous as snow.
22 But every woman shall a borrow 7 And he said, Put thine hand
of her neighbour, and of her that into thy bosom again. And he put
sojourneth in her house, jewels of his hand into his bosom again; and
silver, and jewels of gold, and rai- a 
plucked it out of his bosom, and,
ment: and ye shall put them upon behold, it was b turned again as his
your sons, and upon your daughters; other flesh.
and ye shall b spoil the Egyptians. 8 And it shall come to pass, if
they will not believe thee, neither
Chapter 4 hearken to the voice of the first
The Lord gives signs to Moses—Aaron sign, that they will believe the voice
is chosen as a spokesman—Israel is the of the latter a sign.
Lord’s firstborn and must be released 9 And it shall come to pass, if they
to serve Him—Moses’ son is circum- will not believe also these two signs,
16 b Ex. 4:31; e tg  Israel, Land of. b heb  despoil, make
Luke 7:16; 18 a Ex. 4:31. empty.
1 Ne. 13:34; b Ex. 5:3. Ex. 12:36 (35–36);
2 Ne. 4:26; c Ex. 5:1. 2 Ne. 20:6.
Mosiah 27:7; d Ex. 8:1. 4 1 a Ex. 4:31.
Alma 9:21; 19 a heb  I know. tg  Doubt;
Morm. 1:15; b or  except by power. Rebellion.
D&C 124:8; c Ex. 6:1. b Ex. 2:14; 3:13 (13–15);
Abr. 1:17. 20 a tg  Miracle. Acts 7:25 (25–35).
17 a tg  Tribulation. b Ex. 12:31. 6 a tg  Leprosy.
b Gen. 15:16 (14–16). 21 a Ex. 11:3 (2–3); 7 a or  drew.
c Ex. 33:2. 12:36 (35–36). b heb  restored like.
d 1 Chr. 11:4. 22 a heb  ask. 8 a tg  Signs.
Exodus 4:10–25 84

neither hearken unto thy voice, 17 And thou shalt take this a rod in
that thou shalt take of the water thine hand, wherewith thou shalt
of a the river, and pour it upon the do signs.
dry land: and the water which thou 18 ¶ And Moses went and returned
takest out of the river shall become to a Jethro his father in law, and said
blood upon the dry land. unto him, Let me go, I pray thee,
10 ¶ And Moses said unto the Lord, and return unto my brethren which
O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither are in Egypt, and see whether they
heretofore, nor since thou hast spo- be yet alive. And Jethro said to Mo-
ken unto thy servant: but I am slow ses, Go in peace.
of a speech, and of a b slow tongue. 19 And the Lord said unto Moses
11 And the Lord said unto him, in Midian, Go, return into Egypt:
Who hath made man’s mouth? or for all the men are a dead which
who a maketh the dumb, or deaf, or sought thy b life.
the seeing, or the blind? have not 20 And Moses took his wife and
I the Lord? his sons, and set them upon an
12 Now therefore go, and I will be ass, and he returned to the land of
with thy a mouth, and b teach thee Egypt: and Moses took the a rod of
what thou shalt c say. God in his hand.
13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I 21 And the Lord said unto Mo-
pray thee, a by the hand of him whom ses, When thou goest to return into
thou wilt send. Egypt, see that thou do all those
14 And the a anger of the Lord was a 
wonders before Pharaoh, which I
kindled against Moses, and he said, have put in thine b hand: c but I will
Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? d 
harden his heart, that he shall not
I know that he can speak well. And let the people go.
also, behold, he cometh forth to 22 And thou shalt say unto Pha-
meet thee: and when he seeth thee, raoh, Thus saith the Lord, a Israel is
he will be glad in his heart. my b son, even my c firstborn:
15 And thou shalt speak unto him, 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son
and put words in his mouth: and I go, that he may serve me: and if
will be with thy a mouth, and with thou refuse to let him go, behold, I
his mouth, and will b teach you what will slay thy a son, even thy firstborn.
ye shall do. 24 ¶ a And it came to pass b by the
16 And he shall be thy a spokesman way in the inn, that the Lord met
unto the people: and he shall be, him, and sought to c kill him.
even he shall be to thee instead of 25 Then Zipporah took a a sharp
a mouth, and thou shalt be to him stone, and cut off the foreskin of her
instead of c God. son, and cast it at his feet, and said,
9 a ie  the Nile. 15 a tg  Authority. 21 a or  miracles.
b Ex. 7:19. b 2 Ne. 32:3 (3, 5). b or  power.
10 a Jer. 1:6 (6–9); 16 a Ex. 16:9; c jst  Ex. 4:21 . . . and I will
D&C 60:2 (2–3). 2 Ne. 3:17 (17–18); prosper thee; but Pharaoh
b Ex. 6:12; D&C 100:9 (9–11); will harden his heart,
Moses 6:31. 124:104. and he will not let the
11 a Ether 12:27. tg  Prophecy. people go.
12 a Jer. 1:9 (6–9); b A prophet is a spokes- d tg  Hardheartedness.
Matt. 10:19 (19–20); man; hence he speaks 22 a Jer. 2:14.
Luke 12:12; for, or instead of, God. b Hosea 11:1 (1–4).
D&C 24:6 (5–6); 28:4; tg  Prophets, Mission of. c tg  Firstborn.
Moses 6:8, 32. c Ex. 7:1; 18:19. 23 a Ex. 11:5 (1–5).
b tg  Prophecy; 17 a Ex. 7:15. 24 a jst  Ex. 4:24–27
Prophets, Mission of. 18 a Ex. 2:18 (16–18). (Appendix).
c D&C 68:3 (3–4); 100:5. 19 a Ex. 2:23. b or  on the road by
13 a or  through whomever b Ex. 2:15. the inn.
thou wilt send. 20 a Ex. 17:9; c Gen. 17:14.
14 a tg  Anger. Num. 20:8 (8–9). 25 a heb  flint-stone.
85 Exodus 4:26–5:14

Surely a b bloody husband art thou Lord our God; lest he fall upon us
to me. with pestilence, or with the sword.
26 So he let him go: then she said, 4 And the king of Egypt said unto
A bloody husband thou art, because them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and
of the a circumcision. Aaron, a let the people from their
27 ¶ And the Lord said to Aaron, works? get you unto your b burdens.
Go into the wilderness to meet Mo- 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the
ses. And he went, and met him in people of the land now are a many,
the a mount of God, and kissed him. and ye make them rest from their
28 And Moses told Aaron all the burdens.
words of the Lord who had sent 6 And Pharaoh commanded the
him, and all the signs which he had same day the taskmasters of the
commanded him. people, and their officers, saying,
29 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went 7 Ye shall no more give the people
and gathered together all the a el- straw to make brick, as heretofore:
ders of the children of Israel: let them go and gather straw for
30 And Aaron a spake all the words themselves.
which the Lord had spoken unto 8 And the a tale of the bricks, which
Moses, and did the signs in the sight they did make heretofore, ye shall
of the people. lay upon them; ye shall not dimin-
31 And the people a believed: and ish ought thereof: for they be idle;
when they heard that the Lord therefore they cry, saying, Let us
had b visited the children of Israel, go and sacrifice to our God.
and that he had looked upon their 9 Let there more work be laid
affliction, then they d bowed their upon the men, that they may la-
heads and worshipped. bour therein; and let them not re-
gard vain words.
Chapter 5 10 ¶ And the taskmasters of the
Moses and Aaron ask Pharaoh to free people went out, and their officers,
Israel—Pharaoh responds, Who is the and they spake to the people, say-
Lord?—He places greater burdens upon ing, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not
the children of Israel. give you straw.
11 Go ye, get you straw where ye
And afterward Moses and Aaron can find it: yet a not ought of your
went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus work shall be diminished.
saith the Lord God of Israel, a Let 12 So the people were scattered
my people b go, that they may hold abroad throughout all the land of
a c feast unto me in the wilderness. Egypt to gather stubble instead of
2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the straw.
Lord, that I should a obey his voice to 13 And the taskmasters a hasted
let Israel go? I b know not the Lord, them, saying, Fulfil your works, your
neither will I let Israel go. daily tasks, as when there was straw.
3 And they said, The a God of the 14 And the officers of the children
Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, of Israel, which Pharaoh’s task-
we pray thee, three days’ journey masters had set over them, were
into the desert, and sacrifice unto the beaten, and demanded, Wherefore
25 b heb  bridegroom of 30 a tg  Prophets, Mission of. Moses 5:16.
blood. (There is some 31 a Ex. 3:18; 4:1 (1–9). b tg  God, Knowledge
covenant significance in b Ex. 3:16. about.
this.) Also v. 26. c tg  Israel, Deliverance of. 3 a Ex. 3:18; 7:16.
26 a tg  Circumcision. d Gen. 24:26; Ex. 34:8. 4 a heb  hinder, deter.
27 a Ex. 3:1; 18:5; 5 1 a Ex. 3:18. b Ex. 2:11; 6:6 (6–7).
1 Kgs. 19:8. b 1 Ne. 17:25 (23–29). 5 a Ex. 1:12.
29 a Ex. 3:16; c Ex. 10:9; 12:14. 8 a or  quota.
1 Ne. 4:22 (22, 27); 2 a Ex. 9:17; 10:3; 11 a or  none of.
Alma 6:1; Moro. 6:7. Alma 9:6; 13 a or  urged.
Exodus 5:15–6:8 86

have ye not fulfilled your task in Chapter 6

making brick both yesterday and
to day, as heretofore? The Lord identifies Himself as Jeho-
15 ¶ Then the officers of the chil- vah—The genealogies of Reuben, Sim-
dren of Israel came and cried unto eon, and Levi are listed.
Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest Then the Lord said unto Moses,
thou thus with thy servants? Now shalt thou see what I will do
16 There is no straw given unto to Pharaoh: for a with a strong hand
thy servants, and they say to us, shall he let them go, and with a
Make brick: and, behold, thy ser- b 
strong hand shall he c drive them
vants are beaten; but the fault is in out of his land.
thine own people. 2 And God spake unto Moses, and
17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are said unto him, I am the Lord:
idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and 3 And I a appeared unto b Abraham,
do sacrifice to the Lord. unto Isaac, c and unto Jacob, by the
18 Go therefore now, and work; name of God Almighty, but by my
for there shall no straw be given d 
name Jehovah was I not known
you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of to them.
bricks. 4 And I have also established my
19 And the officers of the children a 
covenant with them, to give them
of Israel did see that they a were in the land of Canaan, the land of
evil case, after it was said, Ye shall their b pilgrimage, wherein they
not minish ought from your bricks were c strangers.
of your daily task. 5 And I have also a heard the groan-
20 ¶ And they met Moses and ing of the children of Israel, whom
Aaron, who stood in the way, as the Egyptians keep in b bondage; and
they came forth from Pharaoh: I have remembered my covenant.
21 And they said unto them, The 6 Wherefore say unto the chil-
Lord look upon you, and judge; dren of Israel, I am the Lord, and
because ye have made a our savour I will a bring you out from under
to be b abhorred in the eyes of Pha- the b burdens of the Egyptians, and
raoh, and in the eyes of his servants, I will c rid you out of their bond-
to put a sword in their hand to age, and I will redeem you with a
slay us. stretched out arm, and with great
22 And Moses a returned unto the judgments:
Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore 7 And I will take you to me for
hast thou so b evil entreated this a a people, and I will be to you a
people? why is it that thou hast sent b 
God: and ye shall c know that I am
me? the Lord your God, which bringeth
23 For since I came to Pharaoh to you out from under the burdens of
speak in thy name, he hath done the Egyptians.
evil to this people; neither hast thou 8 And I will bring you in unto
delivered thy people at all. the land, concerning the which I
19 a Hebrew idiom meaning c Ex. 12:31 (30–33). b heb  abode.
“found themselves in 3 a tg  God, Access to. c or  sojourners.
trouble.” b Gen. 17:1 (1–3); 5 a Ex. 2:24 (23–24).
21 a heb  us as an offensive Abr. 2:6 (6–12). b tg  Bondage, Physical.
savor. c jst  Ex. 6:3 . . . and unto 6 a 1 Ne. 19:10.
b Ex. 14:12 (11–12). Jacob. I am the Lord b Ex. 5:4 (4–5);
22 a D&C 121:2 (1–6). God Almighty; the Lord Ps. 81:6 (5–6).
b or  badly treated. Jehovah. And was not c heb  deliver.
6 1 a heb  by a hand of my name known unto 7 a tg  Israel, Mission of.
strength; i.e., by reason them? b Gen. 17:8;
of the power of the d Jer. 16:21. Ex. 29:45 (45–46);
Lord. 4 a Gen. 17:4 (4–12); Deut. 29:13.
b Ex. 3:19. Abr. 2:6 (6–12). c 1 Ne. 17:13.
87 Exodus 6:9–30

did a swear to give it to Abraham, 19 And the sons of a Merari; Mahali

to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will and Mushi: these are the b families of
give it you for an heritage: I am the Levi according to their generations.
Lord. 20 And a Amram took him Jochebed
9 ¶ And Moses spake so unto the his father’s sister to wife; and she
children of Israel: but they heark­ bare him b Aaron and Moses: and
ened not unto Moses for anguish the years of the life of Amram were
of spirit, and for a cruel bondage. an hundred and thirty and seven
10 And the Lord spake unto years.
Moses, saying, 21 ¶ And the sons of Izhar; Korah,
11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king and Nepheg, and Zichri.
of Egypt, that he let the children 22 And the sons of a Uzziel; Mishael,
of Israel go out of his land. and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
12 And Moses spake before the 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba,
Lord, saying, Behold, the children daughter of Amminadab, sister of
of Israel have not hearkened unto Naashon, to wife; and she bare him
me; how then shall Pharaoh hear a 
Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and
me, who am a of uncircumcised lips? b 
13 And the Lord spake unto Moses 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir,
and unto Aaron, and gave them a and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these
charge unto the children of Israel, are the families of the Korhites.
and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to 25 And a Eleazar Aaron’s son took
bring the children of Israel out of him one of the daughters of Putiel
the land of Egypt. to wife; and she bare him Phinehas:
14 ¶ These be the a heads of their these are the heads of the fathers
fathers’ houses: The sons of Reuben of the Levites according to their
the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and families.
Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be 26 These are that Aaron and Mo-
the families of Reuben. ses, to whom the Lord said, Bring
15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, out the children of Israel from the
and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, land of Egypt according to their
and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a armies.
Canaanitish woman: these are the 27 These are they which spake to
families of Simeon. Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out
16 ¶ And these are the names of the children of Israel from Egypt:
the sons of a Levi according to their these are that Moses and Aaron.
generations; Gershon, and Kohath, 28 ¶ And it came to pass on the
and Merari: and the years of the life day when the Lord spake unto Mo-
of Levi were an hundred thirty and ses in the land of Egypt,
seven years. 29 That the Lord spake unto Mo-
17 The sons of a Gershon; Libni, and ses, saying, I am the Lord: speak
Shimi, according to their families. thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt
18 And the sons of Kohath; Am- all that I say unto thee.
ram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and 30 And Moses said before the
Uzziel: and the years of the life of Lord, Behold, I am a of uncircum-
Kohath were an hundred thirty and cised lips, and how shall Pharaoh
three years. hearken unto me?
8 a Ex. 13:5. 1 Chr. 6:16 (16–19). 22 a Lev. 10:4.
9 a tg  Cruelty. 17 a
Num. 4:41. 23 a Ex. 24:1 (1–2).
12 a ie  of impaired speech. 19 a
Num. 4:42 (41–45). b Ex. 38:21.
Ex. 4:10. b Gen. 15:16 (13–16). 25 a Josh. 17:4.
13 a tg  Stewardship. 20 a
Ex. 2:1 (1–2); 30 a jst  Ex. 6:29 . . . of
14 a Gen. 46:8. 1 Chr. 23:13. stammering lips, and slow
16 a Num. 3:17; 4:4 (4–15); b Ex. 7:7. of speech; how shall . . .
Exodus 7:1–17 88

Chapter 7 Take thy rod, and cast it before Pha-

raoh, and it shall become a serpent.
Moses is appointed to give the word of the 10 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went
Lord to Pharaoh—The Lord will multiply
signs and wonders in Egypt—Aaron’s rod in unto Pharaoh, and they did so
as the Lord had commanded: and
becomes a serpent—The river is turned
into blood—The magicians imitate the Aaron cast down his rod before
miracles of Moses and Aaron. Pharaoh, and before his servants,
and it became a serpent.
And the Lord said unto Moses, See, 11 Then Pharaoh also called the
I have made thee a a b god to Pha- wise men and the a sorcerers: now
raoh: and Aaron thy brother shall the b magicians of Egypt, they also
be thy c prophet. did in like manner with their en-
2 Thou shalt speak all that I a com- chantments.
mand thee: and Aaron thy brother 12 For they cast down every man
shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he his rod, and they became serpents:
send the children of Israel out of but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their
his land. rods.
3 a And I will harden Pharaoh’s 13 a And he hardened Pharaoh’s
heart, and multiply my signs and heart, that he hearkened not unto
my b wonders in the land of Egypt. them; as the Lord had said.
4 a But Pharaoh shall not hearken 14 ¶ And the Lord said unto
unto you, that I may lay my hand Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened,
upon Egypt, and bring forth mine he refuseth to let the people go.
armies, and my people the children 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the
of Israel, out of the land of Egypt morning; lo, he goeth out unto
by great judgments. the water; and thou shalt stand by
5 And the Egyptians shall a know the river’s brink a against he come;
that b I am the c Lord, when I stretch and the b rod which was turned to
forth mine hand upon Egypt, and a serpent shalt thou take in thine
bring out the children of Israel from hand.
among them. 16 And thou shalt say unto him,
6 And Moses and Aaron did as the The Lord a God of the Hebrews hath
Lord commanded them, so did they. sent me unto thee, saying, Let my
7 And Moses was a fourscore years people go, that they may b serve
old, and b Aaron fourscore and three me in the wilderness: and, behold,
years old, when they spake unto hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
Pharaoh. 17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou
8 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Mo- shalt know that I am the Lord: be-
ses and unto Aaron, saying, hold, I will smite with the rod that
9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto is in mine hand upon the waters
you, saying, a Shew a b miracle for which are in the a river, and they
you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, shall be b turned to c blood.
7 1 a or  as God. 4 a or  But if Pharaoh will 11 a tg  False Prophets;
b jst  Ex. 7:1 . . . prophet . . . not hearken . . . then I Sorcery.
Ex. 4:16. will . . . b tg  False Priesthoods.
c jst  Ex. 7:1 . . . spokesman. b D&C 105:26. 13 a jst  Ex. 7:13 And Pharaoh
tg  Priesthood, Keys of; 5 a Ex. 14:4. hardened his heart . . .
Prophecy; b Neh. 9:10 (6–10). 15 a heb  to meet him.
Prophets, Mission of. c Ex. 8:10. b Ex. 4:17.
2 a tg  Authority. 7 a Deut. 31:2 (1–2); 34:7; 16 a Ex. 5:3.
3 a jst  Ex. 7:3 And Pharaoh Acts 7:23. b tg  Service.
will harden his heart, b Ex. 6:20 (14–27); 17 a or  Nile (so also in
as I said unto thee; and Num. 33:39. vv. 18, 20–21, 24–25).
thou shalt multiply my 9 a or  Prove yourselves by b Rev. 11:6 (5–6).
signs . . . performing a miracle. c tg  Plague.
b tg  Miracle. b tg  Sign Seekers.
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18 And the fish that is in the river And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go
shall die, and the river shall stink; unto Pharaoh, and say unto him,
and the Egyptians shall lothe to Thus saith the Lord, Let my people
drink of the water of the river. go, that they may a serve me.
19 ¶ And the Lord spake unto 2 And if thou refuse to let them go,
Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy behold, I will smite a all thy borders
rod, and stretch out thine hand with b frogs:
upon the waters of Egypt, upon 3 And the river shall bring forth
their streams, upon their rivers, frogs abundantly, which shall go up
and upon their ponds, and upon all and come into thine house, and into
their pools of water, that they may thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed,
become a blood; and that there may and into the house of thy servants,
be blood throughout all the land of and upon thy people, and into thine
Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
in vessels of stone. 4 And the frogs shall come up both
20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as on thee, and upon thy people, and
the Lord commanded; and he lifted upon all thy servants.
up the a rod, and smote the waters 5 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Mo-
that were in the river, in the sight of ses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth
Pharaoh, and in the sight of his ser- thine hand with thy rod over the
vants; and all the waters that were streams, over the a rivers, and over
in the river were turned to b blood. the ponds, and cause frogs to come
21 And the fish that was in the river up upon the land of Egypt.
died; and the river stank, and the 6 And Aaron stretched out his
Egyptians could not drink of the wa- hand over the waters of Egypt; and
ter of the river; and there was blood the a frogs came up, and covered the
throughout all the land of Egypt. land of Egypt.
22 And the magicians of Egypt 7 And the magicians did so with
did so with their enchantments: their enchantments, and brought
and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
neither did he hearken unto them; 8 ¶ Then Pharaoh called for Moses
as the Lord had said. and Aaron, and said, Entreat the
23 And Pharaoh turned and went Lord, that he may take away the
into his house, a neither did he set frogs from me, and from my peo-
his heart to this also. ple; and I will let the people go, that
24 And all the Egyptians digged they may do sacrifice unto the Lord.
round about the river for water to 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh,
drink; for they could not drink of a 
Glory over me: when shall I entreat
the water of the river. for thee, and for thy servants, and
25 And seven days were fulfilled, for thy people, to destroy the frogs
after that the Lord had smitten from thee and thy houses, that they
the river. may remain in the river only ?
10 And he said, To morrow. And
he said, Be it according to thy word:
Chapter 8 that thou mayest know that there is
The Lord sends plagues of frogs, lice, a 
none b like unto the c Lord our God.
and flies upon Egypt—Pharaoh hard- 11 And the frogs shall depart from
ens his heart. thee, and from thy houses, and from
19 a Ex. 4:9. 2 a ie  all within thy border. 10 a D&C 76:1 (1–2).
20 a Ex. 14:16 (15–17); 17:5. b tg  Plague. b 2 Sam. 7:22 (21–23);
b Ps. 105:29. 5 a or  canals. Isa. 46:9 (9–10);
23 a Hebrew idiom meaning 6 a Ps. 105:30. Jer. 10:7 (6–7).
“paying no regard even 9 a ie  I grant you pre- c Ex. 7:5.
to this.” eminence to declare:
8 1 a Ex. 3:18 (12, 18). when . . .
Exodus 8:12–31 90

thy servants, and from thy people; swarms of flies, and also the ground
they shall remain in the river only. whereon they are.
12 And Moses and Aaron went out 22 And I will a sever in that day
from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the land of Goshen, in which my
the Lord because of the frogs which people dwell, that b no swarms of
he had brought against Pharaoh. flies shall be there; to the end thou
13 And the Lord did according to mayest know that I am the Lord in
the word of Moses; and the frogs the midst of the earth.
died out of the houses, out of the 23 And I will put a division be-
villages, and out of the fields. tween my people and thy people:
14 And they gathered them together to morrow shall this sign be.
upon heaps: and the land stank. 24 And the Lord did so; and there
15 But when Pharaoh saw that came a grievous swarm of flies into
there was respite, he a hardened the house of Pharaoh, and into his
his heart, and hearkened not unto servants’ houses, and into all the land
them; as the Lord had said. of Egypt: the land was a corrupted
16 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo- by reason of the swarm of flies.
ses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy 25 ¶ And Pharaoh called for Mo-
rod, and smite the dust of the land, ses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye,
that it may become a lice through- sacrifice to your God in the land.
out all the land of Egypt. 26 And Moses said, It a is not meet
17 And they did so; for Aaron so to do; for we shall sacrifice b the
stretched out his hand with his rod, abomination of the Egyptians to the
and smote the dust of the earth, and Lord our God: lo, shall we sacrifice
it became lice in man, and in beast; the abomination of the Egyptians
all the dust of the land became a lice before their eyes, and will they not
throughout all the land of Egypt. stone us?
18 And the magicians did so with 27 We will go three days’ journey
their enchantments to a bring forth into the wilderness, and sacrifice
lice, but they could not: so there to the Lord our God, as he shall
were lice upon man, and upon beast. command us.
19 Then the magicians said unto 28 And Pharaoh said, I will let
Pharaoh, This is the a finger of God: you go, that ye may sacrifice to the
and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, Lord your God in the wilderness;
and he hearkened not unto them; only ye shall not go very far away:
as the Lord had said. entreat for me.
20 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo- 29 And Moses said, Behold, I go
ses, Rise up early in the morning, out from thee, and I will entreat
and stand before Pharaoh; a lo, he the Lord that the swarms of flies
cometh forth to the water; and say may depart from Pharaoh, from
unto him, Thus saith the Lord, his servants, and from his people,
Let my people go, that they may to morrow: but let not Pharaoh
serve me. deal deceitfully any more in not
21 Else, if thou wilt not let my peo- letting the people go to sacrifice
ple go, behold, I will send swarms to the Lord.
of a flies upon thee, and upon thy 30 And Moses went out from Pha-
servants, and upon thy people, and raoh, and entreated the Lord.
into thy houses: and the houses 31 And the Lord did according to
of the Egyptians shall be full of the word of Moses; and he removed
15 a 1 Sam. 6:6; Eccl. 8:11. Acts 2:22; 10:38; 22 a or  separate, segregate.
16 a tg  Plague. 1 Ne. 19:22; b D&C 38:18.
17 a Ps. 105:31. Alma 23:6; 24 a heb  ruined.
18 a or  get rid of the lice. D&C 84:3; 121:12. 26 a or  would not be right.
19 a Luke 11:20; 20 a or  as. b or  things abomin-
John 3:2; 21 a tg  Plague. able to.
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the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven
from his servants, and from his peo- in the sight of Pharaoh.
ple; there remained not one. 9 And it shall become small dust
32 And Pharaoh hardened his in all the land of Egypt, and shall
heart at this time also, neither would be a  a b  boil breaking forth with
he let the people go. c 
blains upon man, and upon beast,
throughout all the land of Egypt.
Chapter 9 10 And they took ashes of the fur-
nace, and stood before Pharaoh;
The Lord destroys the cattle of the and Moses sprinkled it up toward
Egyptians, but not of the Israelites—
Boils and blains are sent upon the heaven; and it became a boil break-
Egyptians—The Lord sends hail and ing forth with blains upon man, and
upon beast.
fire upon the people of Pharaoh, but not 11 And the magicians could not
upon the people of Israel. stand before Moses because of the
Then the Lord said unto Moses, boils; for the boil was upon the ma-
Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, gicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
Thus saith the Lord God of the He- 12 a And the Lord hardened the
brews, Let my people go, that they heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened
may serve me. not unto them; as the Lord had
2 For if thou refuse to let them go, spoken unto Moses.
and wilt hold them still, 13 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo-
3 Behold, the hand of the Lord is ses, Rise up early in the morning,
upon thy cattle which is in the field, and stand before Pharaoh, and say
upon the horses, upon the asses, unto him, Thus saith the Lord God
upon the camels, upon the oxen, of the Hebrews, Let my people go,
and upon the sheep: there shall be a that they may serve me.
very a grievous b murrain. 14 For I will at this time send
4 And the Lord shall a sever be- all my a plagues upon thine heart,
tween the cattle of Israel and the and upon thy servants, and upon
cattle of Egypt: and there shall thy people; that thou mayest know
nothing die of all that is the chil- that there is none like me in all the
dren’s of Israel. earth.
5 And the Lord appointed a set 15 For now I will stretch out my
time, saying, To morrow the Lord hand, that I may smite thee and thy
shall do this thing in the land. people with pestilence; and thou
6 And the Lord did that thing shalt be cut off from the earth.
on the morrow, and all the cattle 16 And in very deed for this a cause
of Egypt died: but of the cattle of have I b raised thee up, for to c shew
the children of Israel died not one. in thee my power; and that my
7 And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, d 
name may be e declared through-
there was not one of the cattle of out all the earth.
the Israelites dead. And the heart 17 As yet a exaltest thou thyself
of Pharaoh was hardened, and he against my people, that thou wilt
did not let the people go. not let them go?
8 ¶ And the Lord said unto Moses 18 Behold, to morrow about this
and unto Aaron, Take to you hand- time I will cause it to rain a very
fuls of ashes of the furnace, and let grievous a hail, such as hath not been
9 3 a or  severe plague. 12 a jst  Ex. 9:12 And Pharaoh tg  Name.
b tg  Plague. hardened his heart . . . e tg  Preaching.
4 a or  segregate, 14 a Deut. 28:60 (60–61). 17 a Ex. 5:2; 10:3.
distinguish between. 16 a Rom. 9:17. tg  Haughtiness.
9 a or  festering boils. b or  let thee remain. 18 a Josh. 10:11; Ezek. 38:22;
b Deut. 28:27. c heb  show thee. Rev. 16:21; Mosiah 12:6;
tg  Plague. d Neh. 9:10; Ps. 106:8; D&C 29:16 (16–21);
c heb  blisters, pustules. Isa. 63:14; Ezek. 20:9. 109:30. tg  Plague.
Exodus 9:19–10:2 92

in Egypt since the foundation that there be no more mighty thun-

thereof even until now. derings and hail; and I will let you
19 Send therefore now, and gather go, and ye shall stay no longer.
thy cattle, and all that thou hast 29 And Moses said unto him, As
in the field; for upon every man soon as I am gone out of the city, I
and beast which shall be found in will a spread abroad my hands unto
the field, and shall not be brought the Lord; and the thunder shall
home, the hail shall come down cease, neither shall there be any
upon them, and they shall die. more hail; that thou mayest know
20 He that feared the word of the how that the b earth is the c Lord’s.
Lord among the servants of Pha- 30 But as for thee and thy servants,
raoh made his servants and his cat- I know that ye will not yet fear the
tle flee into the houses: Lord God.
21 And he that regarded not the 31 And the flax and the barley
word of the Lord left his servants was smitten: for the barley was in
and his cattle in the field. the ear, and the flax was a bolled.
22 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo- 32 But the a wheat and the b rie
ses, Stretch forth thine hand toward were not smitten: for they were not
heaven, that there may be hail in grown up.
all the land of Egypt, upon man, 33 And Moses went out of the city
and upon beast, and upon every from Pharaoh, and spread abroad
herb of the field, throughout the his hands unto the Lord: and the
land of Egypt. thunders and hail ceased, and the
23 And Moses stretched forth his rain was not poured upon the earth.
rod toward heaven: and the Lord 34 And when Pharaoh saw that the
sent thunder and a hail, and the rain and the hail and the thunders
fire ran along upon the ground; were ceased, he sinned yet more,
and the Lord rained hail upon the and hardened his heart, he and his
land of Egypt. servants.
24 So there was hail, and a fire min- 35 And the heart of Pharaoh was
gled with the hail, very grievous, hardened, neither would he let the
such as there was none like it in all children of Israel go; as the Lord
the land of Egypt since it became had spoken by Moses.
a nation.
25 And the a hail smote throughout Chapter 10
all the land of Egypt all that was in The Lord sends a plague of locusts—
the field, both man and beast; and This is followed by thick darkness in
the hail smote every herb of the field, all Egypt for three days—Moses is cast
and brake every tree of the field. out from the presence of Pharaoh.
26 Only in the land of Goshen,
where the children of Israel were, And the Lord said unto Moses, Go
was there no hail. in unto Pharaoh: a for I have hard-
27 ¶ And Pharaoh sent, and called ened his heart, and the heart of his
for Moses and Aaron, and said unto servants, that I might shew these
them, I have sinned this time: the my signs before him:
Lord is righteous, and I and my 2 And that thou mayest a tell in
people are wicked. the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s
28 Entreat the Lord (for it is enough) son, what things I have wrought in
23 a Ps. 105:32. Abr. 4:12 (12, 24–25). hath hardened his heart,
24 a Rev. 8:7. c D&C 67:2. and the hearts of his
25 a Ps. 78:47 (47–48). 31 a or  in bud. servants, therefore I will
29 a 1 Kgs. 8:22. 32 a Ex. 10:5 (4–5). show these my signs
b Deut. 10:14; Ps. 24:1; b heb  spelt (a type of before him;
1 Ne. 11:6; 3 Ne. 11:14; wheat). 2 a D&C 93:42 (42–43);
D&C 14:9; 15:2; 10 1 a jst  Ex. 10:1 . . . for he Moses 6:58.
93 Exodus 10:3–21

Egypt, and my signs which I have and serve the Lord; for that ye did
done among them; that ye may know desire. And they were driven out
how that I am the Lord. from Pharaoh’s presence.
3 And Moses and Aaron came in 12 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo-
unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, ses, Stretch out thine hand over the
Thus saith the Lord God of the He- land of Egypt for the locusts, that
brews, How long wilt thou refuse to they may come up upon the land
humble thyself before me? let my of Egypt, and eat every herb of the
people go, that they may serve me. land, even all that the hail hath left.
4 Else, if thou refuse to let my 13 And Moses stretched forth his
people go, behold, to morrow will rod over the land of Egypt, and the
I bring the a locusts into thy coast: Lord brought an east wind upon
5 And they shall cover the face of the land all that day, and all that
the earth, that one cannot be able night; and when it was morning,
to see the earth: and they shall eat the east wind brought the locusts.
the a residue of that which is escaped, 14 And the a locusts went up over
which remaineth unto you from the all the land of Egypt, and rested b in
hail, and shall eat every tree which all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous
groweth for you out of the field: were they; before them there were
6 And they shall fill thy houses, no such locusts as they, neither af-
and the houses of all thy servants, ter them shall be such.
and the houses of all the Egyptians; 15 For they covered the face of the
which neither thy fathers, nor thy whole earth, so that the land was
fathers’ fathers have seen, since the darkened; and they did eat every
day that they were upon the earth herb of the land, and all the fruit of
unto this day. And he turned him- the trees which the hail had left: and
self, and went out from Pharaoh. there remained not any green thing
7 And Pharaoh’s servants said unto in the trees, or in the herbs of the
him, How long shall this man be a field, through all the land of Egypt.
snare unto us? let the men go, that 16 ¶ Then Pharaoh called for Moses
they may serve the Lord their God: and Aaron in haste; and he said, I
knowest thou not yet that Egypt is have sinned against the Lord your
destroyed? God, and against you.
8 And Moses and Aaron were brought 17 Now therefore forgive, I pray
again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto thee, my sin only this once, and en-
them, Go, serve the Lord your God: treat the Lord your God, that he may
but who are they that shall go? take away from me this death only.
9 And Moses said, We will go with 18 And he went out from Pharaoh,
our young and with our a old, with and entreated the Lord.
our sons and with our daughters, 19 And the Lord turned a mighty
with our flocks and with our herds strong west wind, which took away
will we go; for we must hold a b feast the locusts, and cast them into the
unto the Lord. a 
Red sea; there remained not one
10 And he said unto them, Let the locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
Lord be so with you, a as I will let 20 a But the Lord hardened Pha-
you go, and your little ones: look raoh’s heart, so that he would not
to it; for b evil is before you. let the children of Israel go.
11 Not so: go now ye that are men, 21 ¶ And the Lord said unto
3 a Ex. 5:2; 9:17. b or  ruined. 14 a Ps. 78:46.
tg  Submissiveness. 9 a tg  Old Age. b heb  within the whole
4 a Ps. 105:34; b Ex. 5:1. border.
Mosiah 12:6 (6–7). 10 a or  if. 19 a or  Reed Sea.
tg  Plague. b Hebrew idiom meaning 20 a jst  Ex. 10:20 But
5 a Ex. 9:32 (31–32). “you are bent on Pharaoh hardened his
7 a 2 Ne. 18:14; Mosiah 7:29. mischief.” heart . . .
Exodus 10:22–11:10 94

Moses, Stretch out thine hand to- Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; after-
ward heaven, that there may be wards he will let you go hence: when
darkness over the land of Egypt, he shall let you go, he shall surely
even darkness which may be b felt. a 
thrust you out hence altogether.
22 And Moses stretched forth his 2 Speak now in the ears of the
hand toward heaven; and there was people, and let every man a borrow
a thick a darkness in all the land of of his neighbour, and every woman
Egypt three days: of her neighbour, b jewels of silver,
23 They saw not one another, nei- and jewels of gold.
ther rose any from his place for 3 And the Lord gave the people
three days: but all the children of a 
favour in the sight of the Egyptians.
Israel had light in their dwellings. Moreover the man Moses was very
24 ¶ And Pharaoh called unto Mo- great in the land of Egypt, in the
ses, and said, Go ye, serve the Lord; sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in
only let your flocks and your herds the sight of the people.
be stayed: let your little ones also 4 And Moses said, Thus saith the
go with you. Lord, About midnight will I go out
25 And Moses said, Thou must into the midst of Egypt:
give us also sacrifices and burnt 5 And all the a firstborn in the land
offerings, that we may sacrifice of Egypt shall die, from the b first-
unto the Lord our God. born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon
26 Our cattle also shall go with his throne, even unto the firstborn of
us; there shall not an hoof be left the maidservant that is behind the
behind; for thereof must we take mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
to serve the Lord our God; and we 6 And there shall be a great cry
know not with what we must serve throughout all the land of Egypt,
the Lord, until we come thither. such as there was none like it, nor
27 ¶ a But the Lord hardened Pha- shall be like it any more.
raoh’s heart, and he would not let 7 But against any of the children
them go. of Israel shall not a dog move his
28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get tongue, against man or beast: that
thee from me, take heed to thyself, ye may know how that the Lord
see my face no more; for in that day doth put a a difference between the
thou seest my face thou shalt die. Egyptians and Israel.
29 And Moses said, a Thou hast spo- 8 And all these thy servants shall
ken well, I will see thy face again come down unto me, and bow down
no more. themselves unto me, saying, Get thee
out, and all the people that follow
Chapter 11 thee: and after that I will go out.
The departing Israelites are authorized And he went out from Pharaoh in
a great a anger.
to ask for jewels and gold from their
neighbors—The Lord promises to slay 9 And the Lord said unto Moses,
the firstborn in every Egyptian home— Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you;
He puts a difference between the Egyp- that my wonders may be multiplied
tians and the Israelites. in the land of Egypt.
10 And Moses and Aaron did all
And the Lord said unto Moses, Yet these wonders before Pharaoh: a and
will I bring one plague more upon the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart,
21 a tg  Darkness, Physical. Pharaoh hardened his 5 a tg  Plague.
b 3 Ne. 8:20. heart . . . b Ex. 4:23 (21–23).
22 a tg  Plague. 29 a heb  As you have spoken. 7 a 1 Ne. 17:35 (33–38).
24 a or  remain behind. 11 1 a Ex. 12:39. 8 a tg  Anger.
25 a heb  leave in our 2 a heb  ask. 10 a jst  Ex. 11:10 . . . And
possession. b or  jewelry. Pharaoh hardened his
27 a jst  Ex. 10:27 But 3 a Ex. 3:21 (21–22). heart . . .
95 Exodus 12:1–16

so that he would not let the children 8 And they shall eat the flesh
of Israel go out of his land. in that night, roast with fire, and
unleavened bread; and with bitter
Chapter 12 herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor a sodden at
The Lord institutes the Passover and all with water, but roast with fire;
the Feast of Unleavened Bread—Lambs his head with his legs, and with the
without blemish are slain—Israel is b 
purtenance thereof.
saved by their blood—The firstborn of 10 And ye shall let nothing of it
all Egyptians are slain—Israel is thrust a 
remain until the morning; and
out of Egypt after 430 years—No bones that which remaineth of it until the
of the paschal lambs are to be broken. morning ye shall burn with fire.
And the Lord spake unto Moses and 11 ¶ And thus shall ye eat it; with
Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, your loins a girded, your shoes on
2 This a month shall be unto you your feet, and your staff in your
the b beginning of months: it shall be hand; and ye shall eat it in b haste:
the first month of the year to you. it is the Lord’s passover.
3 ¶ Speak ye unto all the congre- 12 For I will pass through the
gation of Israel, saying, In the tenth land of Egypt this night, and will
day of this month they shall take to smite all the a firstborn in the land
them every man a lamb, according of Egypt, both man and beast; and
to the house of their fathers, a lamb against all the b gods of Egypt I will
for an house: execute c judgment: I am the Lord.
4 And if the household be too lit- 13 And the blood shall be to you
tle for the lamb, let him and his for a a token upon the houses where
neighbour next unto his house take ye are: and when I see the blood, I
it according to the number of the will pass over you, and the plague
souls; every man according to his shall not be upon you to destroy
eating shall make your count for you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
the lamb. 14 And this a day shall be unto you
5 Your a lamb shall be without for a b memorial; and ye shall keep
blemish, a male b of the first year: it a c feast to the Lord throughout
ye shall take it out from the sheep, your generations; ye shall keep it
or from the goats: a d feast by an ordinance e for ever.
6 And ye shall keep it up until 15 Seven days shall ye eat a unleav-
the a fourteenth day of the same ened bread; even the first day ye
month: and the whole assembly of shall put away leaven out of your
the congregation of Israel shall kill houses: for whosoever eateth leav-
it in the evening. ened bread from the first day until
7 And they shall take of the blood, the seventh day, that soul shall be
and strike it on the two side posts b 
cut off from Israel.
and on the upper door post of the 16 And in the first day there shall
houses, wherein they shall eat it. be an holy a convocation, and in the
12 2 a Ex. 34:18; 40:2. 8 a Ex. 23:18 (18–19). Abr. 1:8 (6–14).
b Ex. 13:4. tg  Bread, Unleavened. c tg  Judgment.
4 a ie  capacity to eat. 9 a heb  boiled . . . in. 13 a heb  sign.
Ex. 16:16. b ie  edible inner parts. 14 a John 19:31.
5 a tg  Jesus Christ, 10 a Ex. 34:25. b Ex. 13:9; D&C 124:39.
Lamb of God; Jesus 11 a Isa. 11:5; c Ex. 5:1.
Christ, Types of, in D&C 27:15 (15–18). d 1 Cor. 5:8.
Anticipation; Passover. b Deut. 16:3. e 3 Ne. 9:19 (19–20).
b heb  a year old. tg  Haste. 15 a Ex. 34:18; Acts 20:6.
6 a Lev. 23:5; 12 a tg  Firstborn. tg  Leaven.
Num. 9:3 (1–5); b Isa. 19:1; Jer. 43:12; b tg  Excommunication.
2 Chr. 35:1 (1–19); Alma 17:15; 16 a or  assembly.
Ezra 6:19. Morm. 4:14 (14, 21); tg  Meetings.
Exodus 12:17–32 96
seventh day there shall be an holy not c suffer the d destroyer to come
convocation to you; no manner of in unto your houses to smite you.
work shall be done in them, save 24 And ye shall observe this thing
that which every man must eat, that for an ordinance to thee and to thy
only may be done of you. sons for ever.
17 And ye shall observe the a feast 25 And it shall come to pass, when
of b unleavened bread; for in this ye be come to the land which the
selfsame day have I brought your Lord will give you, according as he
armies out of the land of Egypt: hath promised, that ye shall keep
therefore shall ye observe this day this service.
in your generations d by an ordi- 26 And it shall come to pass, when
nance for ever. your a children shall say unto you,
18 ¶ In the first month, on the four- What mean ye by this service?
teenth day of the month at even, ye 27 That ye shall say, It is the a sac-
shall eat unleavened bread, until rifice of the Lord’s b passover, who
the one and twentieth day of the passed over the houses of the chil-
month at even. dren of Israel in Egypt, when he
19 Seven days shall there be no smote the Egyptians, and c delivered
leaven found in your houses: for our houses. And the people bowed
whosoever eateth that which is the head and worshipped.
leavened, even that soul shall be 28 And the children of Israel went
cut off from the congregation of away, and did as the Lord had
Israel, whether he be a a stranger, a 
commanded Moses and Aaron, so
or born in the land. did they.
20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; 29 ¶ And it came to pass, that at
in all your habitations shall ye eat midnight the Lord a smote all the
unleavened bread. b 
firstborn in the land of Egypt, from
21 ¶ Then Moses called for all the the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on
elders of Israel, and said unto them, his throne unto the firstborn of the
Draw out and take you a b lamb ac- captive that was in the dungeon;
cording to your c families, and kill and all the firstborn of cattle.
the d passover. 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the
22 And ye shall take a bunch of night, he, and all his servants, and
hyssop, and dip it in the blood that all the Egyptians; and there was
is in the basin, and strike the lin- a great cry in Egypt; for there was
tel and the two side posts with the not a house where there was not one
blood that is in the basin; and none a 
of you shall go out at the door of 31 ¶ And he called for Moses and
his house until the morning. Aaron by night, and said, Rise up,
23 For the Lord will a pass through and get you a forth from among my
to smite the Egyptians; and when people, both ye and the children
he seeth the blood upon the lintel, of Israel; and go, serve the Lord,
and on the two side posts, the Lord as ye have said.
will b pass over the door, and will 32 Also take your flocks and your
16 b John 19:31. tg  Jesus Christ, Types Deut. 6:21 (20–25).
17 a tg  Passover. of, in Anticipation; 27 a tg  Sacrifice.
b tg  Bread, Unleavened. Passover. b Matt. 26:19 (17–19).
c or  hosts (also v. 51). 22 a 2 Chr. 30:16 (15–17); c tg  Deliver.
d or  as a permanent law. 35:11 (10–12); 28 a Heb. 11:28 (24–29).
19 a or  sojourner (also in Heb. 11:28 (24–29). 29 a Ex. 13:15.
vv. 43, 48–49). 23 a D&C 89:21. b Num. 8:17 (17–18);
21 a or  Select. b tg  Passover. Ps. 105:36.
b Alma 34:14 (9–14). c or  allow. tg  Plague.
c tg  Family, Patriarchal. d tg  Protection, Divine. 30 a tg  Death.
d ie  passover lamb. 26 a Ex. 13:14; 31 a Ex. 3:20; 6:1.
97 Exodus 12:33–51

herds, as ye have said, and be gone; the Lord went out from the land of
and bless me also. Egypt.
33 And the Egyptians were a urgent 42 It is a night a to be much b ob-
upon the people, that they might served unto the Lord for bringing
send them out of the land in haste; them out from the land of Egypt:
for they said, We be all dead men. this is that night of the Lord to be
34 And the people took their dough observed of all the children of c Is-
before it was leavened, their knead- rael in their generations.
ingtroughs being bound up in their 43 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo-
clothes upon their shoulders. ses and Aaron, This is the ordinance
35 And the children of Israel did of the a passover: There shall no
according to the word of Moses; b 
stranger eat thereof:
and they a borrowed of the Egyp- 44 But every man’s servant that
tians jewels of b silver, and jewels is a bought for money, when thou
of gold, and c raiment: hast circumcised him, then shall he
36 And the Lord gave the people eat thereof.
favour in the sight of the Egyp- 45 A foreigner and an hired ser-
tians, so that they b lent unto them vant shall not eat thereof.
such things as they required. And they 46 In one house shall it be eaten;
spoiled the Egyptians. thou shalt not carry forth a ought of
37 ¶ And the children of Israel the flesh b abroad out of the house; nei-
journeyed from b Rameses to Suc- ther shall ye c break a d bone thereof.
coth, about c six hundred thousand on 47 All the congregation of Israel
foot that were men, beside children. shall keep it.
38 And a a mixed multitude went 48 And when a stranger shall so-
up also with them; and flocks, and journ with thee, and will keep the
herds, even very much cattle. passover to the Lord, let all his
39 And they baked a unleavened males be a circumcised, and then let
cakes of the dough which they him come near and keep it; and he
brought forth out of Egypt, for it shall be as one that is b born in the
was not leavened; because they were land: for no uncircumcised person
thrust out of Egypt, and could not shall eat thereof.
tarry, neither had they prepared for 49 One law shall be to him that is
themselves any c victual. homeborn, and unto the stranger
40 ¶ Now the a sojourning of the that sojourneth among you.
children of Israel, who dwelt in 50 Thus did all the children of Is-
Egypt, was four hundred and thirty rael; as the a Lord commanded Mo-
years. ses and Aaron, so did they.
41 And it came to pass at the end 51 And it came to pass the selfsame
of the four hundred and thirty day, that the Lord did a bring the
years, even the selfsame day it children of Israel out of the land
came to pass, that all the hosts of of Egypt by their armies.
33 a Ps. 105:38 (37–38). Neh. 13:3. 46 a or  any.
35 a or  asked. 39 a tg  Bread, Unleavened. b or  outside.
b Ezra 7:18 (17–23); b Ex. 11:1. c tg  Jesus Christ,
Ps. 105:37. c heb  provisions. Prophecies about.
c or  clothing. 40 a tg  Israel, Bondage of, in d John 19:36.
36 a Gen. 15:14 (13–14); Egypt. tg  Passover.
Ex. 3:21 (21–22). 42 a heb  the Lord watched 48 a tg  Circumcision.
b or  let them have. to bring them out. b Lev. 16:29;
c or  despoiled. b Deut. 16:6. Ezek. 47:22.
Ex. 3:22. c Ex. 13:18 (3–22); 50 a Hosea 12:13 (12–14).
37 a Deut. 26:8; Josh. 24:6. Ps. 136:11. 51 a Deut. 26:8;
b Gen. 47:11. 43 a tg  Passover. Amos 2:10;
c Ex. 1:9. b 3 Ne. 18:28 (28–30). Acts 7:36; 1 Ne. 17:40;
38 a heb  a blending of many; tg  Stranger. Mosiah 7:19; 12:34;
i.e., of other peoples. 44 a Gen. 17:12 (12–13). Alma 36:28.
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Chapter 13 because of that which the Lord did

unto me when I came forth out of
The firstborn of man and of beasts are to Egypt.
be sanctified unto the Lord—The Feast 9 And it shall be for a a sign unto
of Unleavened Bread is to be kept in the thee upon thine hand, and for a
land of Canaan—Moses takes Joseph’s b 
memorial between thine eyes,
bones out of Egypt—The Lord attends that the Lord’s law may be in thy
Israel in a pillar of cloud by day and mouth: for with a strong hand hath
a pillar of fire by night. the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this
saying, ordinance a in his season from year
2 a Sanctify unto me all the b first- to year.
born, whatsoever c  openeth the 11 ¶ And it shall be when the Lord
womb among the children of Israel, shall bring thee into the land of
both of man and of beast: it is mine. the a Canaanites, as he b sware unto
3 ¶ And Moses said unto the peo- thee and to thy fathers, and shall
ple, Remember this day, in which give it thee,
ye came out from a Egypt, out of the 12 That thou shalt set apart unto
house of bondage; for by strength the Lord a  all that openeth the
of hand the Lord brought you out matrix, and every b firstling that
from this place: there shall no leav- cometh of a beast which thou hast;
ened bread be eaten. the males shall be the Lord’s.
4 This day a came ye out in b the 13 And every firstling of an ass
month c Abib. thou shalt redeem with a lamb;
5 ¶ And it shall be when the Lord and if thou wilt not redeem it, then
shall a bring thee into the land of thou shalt break his neck: and all
the b Canaanites, and the Hittites, the a firstborn of man among thy
and the Amorites, and the Hivites, children shalt thou redeem.
and the Jebusites, which he c sware 14 ¶ And it shall be when thy a son
unto thy fathers to give thee, a land b 
asketh thee in time to come, say-
flowing with milk and honey, that ing, What is this? that thou shalt say
thou shalt keep this service in this unto him, By strength of hand the
month. Lord c brought us out from Egypt,
6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleav- from the house of d bondage:
ened bread, and in the seventh day 15 And it came to pass, when Pha-
shall be a feast to the Lord. raoh would hardly let us go, that
7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten the Lord a slew all the firstborn in
seven days; and there shall no a leav- the land of Egypt, both the first-
ened bread be seen with thee, nei- born of man, and the firstborn of
ther shall there be b leaven seen with beast: therefore I sacrifice to the
thee c in all thy quarters. Lord all that openeth the matrix,
8 ¶ And thou shalt a shew thy son being males; but all the firstborn
in that day, saying, This is done of my children I redeem.
13 2 a or  Consecrate. c Ex. 6:8. b 1 Ne. 17:40.
b Num. 3:41 (41, 45); d Ex. 33:3. 12 a ie  all the firstborn (see
Deut. 15:19. 7 a Deut. 16:4. also v. 15).
tg  Firstborn. b tg  Leaven. b Mosiah 2:3;
c Ex. 34:19. c or  within all your Moses 5:5 (5–8).
d Luke 2:23. borders. 13 a tg  Firstborn.
3 a Ps. 114:1. 8 a heb  tell. 14 a Ex. 12:26 (25–27).
4 a heb  you are to come out. 9 a Ex. 12:14 (14–17). b Deut. 6:20.
b ie  the first month of b Deut. 6:8; c Ex. 3:10 (2–10);
spring. Matt. 23:5 (1–22). Alma 36:28;
c Ex. 12:2; Deut. 16:1. 10 a heb  at the appointed D&C 8:3 (2–3).
5 a Ex. 34:11. time. d tg  Bondage, Physical.
b Ex. 33:2. 11 a Ex. 3:8 (1–10). 15 a Ex. 12:29.
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16 And it shall be for a token upon And the Lord spake unto Moses,
thine hand, and for a frontlets be- saying,
tween thine eyes: for by strength 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
of hand the Lord brought us forth that they a turn and encamp before
out of Egypt. Pi-hahiroth, between b Migdol and
17 ¶ And it came to pass, when the sea, over against Baal-zephon:
Pharaoh had let the people go, that before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
God led them not through the way 3 For Pharaoh will say of the chil-
of the land of the Philistines, al- dren of Israel, They are entangled
though that was near; for God said, in the land, the wilderness hath
Lest a peradventure the people b re- shut them in.
pent when they see war, and they 4 a And I will harden Pharaoh’s
return to Egypt: heart, that he shall follow after
18 But God a led the people about, them; and I will be honoured b upon
through the way of the wilderness Pharaoh, and upon all his c host; that
of the Red sea: and the children of the Egyptians may d know that I am
Israel went up c harnessed out of the Lord. And they did so.
the land of Egypt. 5 ¶ And it was told the king of
19 And Moses took the bones of Egypt that the people fled: and the
Joseph with him: for he had straitly heart of Pharaoh and of his servants
sworn the children of Israel, say- was turned against the people, and
ing, God will surely visit you; and they said, Why have we done this,
ye shall carry up my b bones away that we have let Israel go from
hence with you. serving us?
20 ¶ And they took their journey 6 And he made ready his chariot,
from a Succoth, and encamped in and took his people with him:
Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. 7 And he took six hundred cho-
21 And the a Lord went before sen a chariots, and b all the chariots
them by day in a pillar of a b cloud, of Egypt, and captains over every
to c lead them the way; and by night one of them.
in a d pillar of fire, to give them light; 8  a And the Lord hardened the
to go by day and night: heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt,
22 He took not away the pillar of and he pursued after the children
the cloud by day, nor the pillar of of Israel: and the children of Israel
fire by night, from before the people. went out b with an c high hand.
9 But the Egyptians a pursued after
Chapter 14 them, all the horses and chariots of
Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his
Israel goes out of Egypt—Israel passes army, and overtook them encamp-
through the Red Sea on dry ground— ing by the sea, beside b Pi-hahiroth,
The Lord overthrows the Egyptians in before Baal-zephon.
the midst of the sea. 10 ¶ And when Pharaoh drew nigh,
16 a Deut. 6:8 (6–9). 20 a Num. 33:5. 4 a jst  Ex. 14:4 And Pharaoh
17 a or  perhaps. 21 a Ex. 14:19. will harden his heart . . .
b Ex. 14:12 (11–12); b Ex. 24:15; 40:34; b or  by.
Num. 14:4 (1–4). Num. 9:15; c or  army (also
c Deut. 17:16. Ps. 78:14; 105:39; vv. 17, 24, 28).
18 a Ezek. 20:10; Ether 2:5. d Ex. 7:5.
1 Ne. 17:30 (23–30); tg  God, Presence of; 7 a Ex. 15:4.
D&C 136:22 (21–22). Protection, Divine. b ie  all the other chariots.
b Ex. 12:42 (41–42); c Ex. 32:1; 8 a jst  Ex. 14:8 And Pharaoh
Ps. 136:11. D&C 103:17 (15–34). hardened his heart, and
c or  equipped for battle. tg  Guidance, Divine. he pursued . . .
19 a See jst Gen. 50:24–38 d Neh. 9:12. b ie  in defiance.
(Appendix). 14 2 a heb  return. c Num. 33:3.
b Gen. 50:25 (24–26); Num. 33:7 (7–8). 9 a Ex. 15:9.
Josh. 24:32 (32–33). b Jer. 44:1. b Josh. 24:6.
Exodus 14:11–25 100

the children of Israel lifted up their 18 And the Egyptians shall know
eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians that I am the Lord, when I have
marched after them; and they were gotten me honour upon Pharaoh,
sore afraid: and the children of Is- upon his chariots, and upon his
rael cried out unto the Lord. horsemen.
11 And they said unto Moses, Be- 19 ¶ And the a angel of God, which
cause there were no graves in Egypt, went before the camp of Israel,
hast thou taken us away to a die in removed and went behind them;
the wilderness? wherefore hast and the b pillar of the cloud went
thou b dealt thus with us, to carry from before their face, and stood
us forth out of Egypt? behind them:
12 Is not this the a word that we 20 And it came between the camp
did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us of the Egyptians and the camp of
alone, that we may serve the Egyp- Israel; a and it was a cloud and b dark-
tians? For it had been better for us ness to them, but it gave light by
to b serve the Egyptians, than that night to these: so that the one came
we should die in the wilderness. not near the other all the night.
13 ¶ And Moses said unto the peo- 21 And Moses stretched out his
ple, Fear ye not, stand still, and see hand over the a sea; and the Lord
the salvation of the Lord, which b 
caused the c sea to d go back by a
he will a shew to you to day: for strong east wind all that night, and
the Egyptians whom ye have seen made the sea e dry land, and the f wa-
to day, ye shall see them again no ters were g divided.
more for ever. 22 And the children of Israel went
14 The Lord shall a fight for you, into the midst of the sea upon the
and ye shall hold your b peace. dry ground: and the waters were a
15 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo- wall unto them on their right hand,
ses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? and on their left.
speak unto the children of Israel, 23 ¶ And the Egyptians pursued,
that they go forward: and went in after them to the midst
16 But lift thou up thy a rod, and of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses,
stretch out thine hand over the sea, his chariots, and his horsemen.
and b divide it: and the children of Is- 24 And it came to pass, that in the
rael shall go on c dry ground through morning watch the Lord looked
the midst of the sea. unto the host of the Egyptians
17 a And I, behold, I will b harden through the pillar of fire and of
the hearts of the Egyptians, and the cloud, and troubled the host
they shall follow them: and c I will of the Egyptians,
get me honour upon Pharaoh, and 25 And a  took off their chariot
upon all his host, upon his chariots, wheels, that they drave them
and upon his horsemen. heavily: so that the Egyptians said,
11 a Ps. 106:7. unto thee the hearts of b Hel. 5:28 (28–43).
b Ex. 32:22. the Egyptians shall be 21 a Ps. 106:9 (9–15);
12 a or  thing. hardened, and they . . . 1 Ne. 4:2 (2–3);
b Ex. 5:21 (20–23); b tg  Hardheartedness. 2 Ne. 7:2; D&C 133:68.
13:17 (17–18). c heb  I will be honored by b Ps. 78:13.
13 a heb  accomplish for you. Pharaoh and by all his c Josh. 2:10;
14 a tg  Protection, Divine. army, etc. 3:16 (14–17); 4:23;
b D&C 10:37; 11:22. 19 a Ex. 13:21 (21–22); 2 Kgs. 2:8;
16 a See jst Gen. 50:34 16:10; 23:20 (20–23); 1 Ne. 17:26 (24–34);
(Appendix). 1 Ne. 3:29 (28–31); 2 Ne. 7:2; Moses 1:25.
Ex. 7:20 (19–21). D&C 103:20 (17–20). tg  Nature, Earth.
b See jst Gen. 14:26–31 b Ex. 33:9; Num. 9:15. d Neh. 9:11; Isa. 63:12.
(Appendix). 20 a jst  Ex. 14:20 . . . and e Isa. 51:10.
Isa. 43:16. it was a cloud and f Ex. 15:8; Ps. 77:16.
c Mosiah 7:19; darkness to the Egyptians, g 2 Kgs. 2:14;
Hel. 8:11; D&C 8:3. but it gave light by night Ps. 114:3.
17 a jst  Ex. 14:17 And I say to the Israelites . . . 25 a or  bound.
101 Exodus 14:26–15:9

Let us flee from the face of Israel; healed—The Lord promises to free Is-
for the Lord fighteth for them rael from the diseases of Egypt.
against the Egyptians.
26 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo- Then a sang Moses and the children
ses, Stretch out thine a hand over the of Israel this song unto the Lord,
sea, that the waters may come again and spake, saying, I will b sing unto
upon the Egyptians, upon their the Lord, for he hath triumphed
chariots, and upon their horsemen. gloriously: the horse and his rider
27 And Moses stretched forth his hath he thrown into the sea.
hand over the sea, and the sea re- 2 The a Lord is my b strength and
turned to a his strength when the song, and he is become my c salva-
morning appeared; and the Egyp- tion: he is my God, and I will d pre-
tians fled b against it; and the Lord pare him an habitation; my father’s
overthrew the c Egyptians in the God, and I will e exalt him.
midst of the sea. 3 The Lord is a man of a war: the
28 And the a waters returned, and Lord is his b name.
covered the chariots, and the horse­ 4 Pharaoh’s a chariots and his host
men, and all the host of Pharaoh hath he b cast into the sea: his cho-
that came into the c sea after them; sen captains also are drowned in
there remained not so much as d one the c Red sea.
of them. 5 The depths have covered them:
29 But the children of Israel walked they sank into the bottom as a
upon a dry land in the midst of the a 
sea; and the waters were a wall unto 6 Thy a right b hand, O Lord, is be-
them on their right hand, and on come glorious in power: thy right
their left. hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces
30 Thus the Lord a saved Israel that the enemy.
day out of the hand of the Egyp- 7 And in the greatness of thine
tians; and Israel saw the Egyptians excellency thou hast overthrown
dead upon the sea shore. them that rose up against thee: thou
31 And Israel saw that great work sentest forth thy wrath, which con-
which the Lord did upon the Egyp- sumed them as a stubble.
tians: and the people feared the 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils
Lord, and a believed the Lord, and the a waters were gathered together,
his servant Moses. the floods stood upright as an b heap,
and the depths were congealed in
Chapter 15 the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, I will a pursue,
The children of Israel sing the song of I will overtake, I will divide the
Moses—They extol the Lord as a man spoil; my b lust shall be satisfied
of war and rejoice in their deliverance upon them; I will draw my sword,
from Egypt—The waters of Marah are my hand shall destroy them.
26 a Isa. 10:26. tg  Israel, Deliverance of. c or  Reed Sea (also v. 22).
27 a ie  its normal condition. 31 a tg  Faith. 5 a Neh. 9:11.
b heb  meeting it. 15 1 a tg  Singing. 6 a Ps. 98:1.
c Isa. 10:26; b Hosea 2:15. b Ps. 118:16 (15–16).
2 Ne. 20:26 (25–26); 2 a 2 Ne. 22:2. 7 a Isa. 47:14;
Alma 36:28. b tg  Priesthood, 1 Ne. 22:23 (15, 23);
28 a Ps. 78:53. Power of; D&C 29:9;
b Ex. 15:4 (1–7). Strength. JS—H 1:37.
c Deut. 11:4. c tg  Jesus Christ, Savior. 8 a Ex. 14:21 (21–22).
d Ps. 106:11 (10–11). d heb  praise Him. b Josh. 3:13.
29 a Isa. 11:16; e 2 Sam. 22:47. 9 a Ex. 14:9.
2 Ne. 21:16; 3 a tg  War. b heb  soul; i.e., desire.
D&C 133:27. b Jer. 16:21. tg  Lust.
30 a Judg. 3:30 (13–31); 4 a Ex. 14:7 (5–7).
10:11 (11–12). b Ex. 14:28 (27–30).
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10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, 20 ¶ And a Miriam the b prophetess,
the sea covered them: they sank as the c sister of Aaron, took a d timbrel
lead in the mighty waters. in her hand; and all the women
11 Who is a like unto thee, O b Lord, went out after her with timbrels
among the gods? who is like thee, and with dances.
glorious in c holiness, d fearful in 21 And Miriam answered them,
praises, doing wonders? a 
Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath
12 Thou stretchedst out thy right triumphed gloriously; the horse and
hand, the earth swallowed them. his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
13 Thou in thy mercy hast a led 22 So Moses brought Israel from
forth the people which thou hast re- the Red sea, and they went out into
deemed: thou hast guided them in thy the wilderness of a Shur; and they
strength unto thy holy habitation. went three days in the wilderness,
14 The people shall a hear, and be and found no water.
afraid: sorrow shall take hold on 23 ¶ And when they came to a Ma-
the inhabitants of b Palestina. rah, they could not drink of the
15 Then the a  dukes of b  Edom waters of Marah, for they were bit-
shall be amazed; the mighty men ter: therefore the name of it was
of Moab, trembling shall take hold called Marah.
upon them; all the inhabitants of 24 And the people a murmured
Canaan shall c melt away. against Moses, saying, What shall
16 a Fear and b dread shall fall upon we drink?
them; by the greatness of thine arm 25 And he cried unto the Lord;
they shall be as still as a stone; till and the Lord shewed him a tree,
thy people pass over, O Lord, till which when he had cast into the wa-
the people pass over, which thou ters, the a waters were made sweet:
hast c purchased. there he made for them a statute
17 Thou shalt bring them in, and and an ordinance, and there he
plant them in the mountain of thine b 
proved them,
inheritance, in the place, O Lord, 26 And said, If thou wilt a diligently
which thou hast made for thee to b 
hearken to the voice of the Lord
dwell in, in the a Sanctuary, O Lord, thy God, and wilt do that which is
which thy hands have established. right in his sight, and wilt give ear
18 The a Lord shall reign for ever to his commandments, and c keep
and ever. all his statutes, I will put none of
19 For the horse of Pharaoh went these d diseases upon thee, which I
in with his chariots and with his have brought upon the Egyptians:
horsemen into the sea, and the Lord for I am the Lord that e healeth thee.
brought again the waters of the sea 27 ¶ And they came to Elim, where
upon them; but the children of Is- were twelve wells of water, and
rael went on dry land in the midst a 
threescore and ten palm trees: and
of the sea. they encamped there by the waters.
11 a 2 Sam. 7:22; c Josh. 2:9 (8–11). 23 a ie  Bitterness.
D&C 76:2 (1–4). 16 a Ex. 23:27 (27–30); 24 a tg  Murmuring.
b Ps. 86:8. Deut. 2:25. 25 a 2 Kgs. 2:21.
c tg  Holiness. b Josh. 2:9. b Deut. 8:2;
d or  to be praised c Ps. 74:2; D&C 98:14 (12–14);
with awe. 1 Cor. 6:20. 124:55; 132:51;
13 a Ps. 77:20; 17 a 1 Kgs. 8:13. Abr. 3:25.
1 Ne. 5:15; 18 a D&C 84:119. 26 a tg  Diligence;
17:31 (23–31); 20 a Ex. 2:4. Perseverance.
D&C 103:16 (16–18). b Judg. 4:4; Alma 32:23. b tg  Obedience.
14 a Josh. 2:11; 5:1. c Ex. 2:4; Num. 26:59. c D&C 5:35; 11:20.
b or  Philistia. d 1 Sam. 18:6 (6–7). d Deut. 7:15.
15 a heb  chiefs. 21 a tg  Singing. e tg  Heal.
b Gen. 36:15 (15–43). 22 a Gen. 16:7. 27 a ie  seventy palm trees.
103 Exodus 16:1–15

Chapter 16 shall see the a glory of the Lord; for

that he heareth your murmurings
Israel murmurs for want of bread and against the Lord: and what are we,
lusts for the fleshpots of Egypt—The that ye murmur against us?
Lord rains bread from heaven and 8 And Moses said, This shall be,
sends quail for meat—Israel is given when the Lord shall give you in
manna each day, except the Sabbath, the evening flesh to eat, and in the
for forty years. morning bread to the full; for that
And they took their journey from the Lord heareth your murmurings
Elim, and all the congregation of which ye murmur against him: and
the children of Israel came unto the what are we? your a murmurings
wilderness of Sin, which is between are not against us, but b against the
Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day Lord.
of the second month after their de- 9 ¶ And Moses a spake unto Aaron,
parting out of the land of Egypt. Say unto all the congregation of
2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel, Come near
the children of Israel a murmured before the Lord: for he hath heard
against Moses and Aaron in the your murmurings.
wilderness: 10 And it came to pass, as Aaron
3 And the children of Israel said spake unto the whole congregation
unto them, Would to God we had died of the children of Israel, that they
by the hand of the Lord in the land looked toward the wilderness, and,
of Egypt, when we sat by the a flesh behold, the a glory of the Lord ap-
pots, and when we did eat bread peared in the b cloud.
to the full; for ye have brought us 11 ¶ And the Lord spake unto
forth into this wilderness, to kill Moses, saying,
this whole assembly with b hunger. 12 I have heard the a murmurings
4 ¶ Then said the Lord unto Mo- of the children of Israel: speak unto
ses, Behold, I will rain a bread from them, saying, At even ye shall eat
heaven for you; and the people flesh, and in the morning ye shall be
shall go out and gather a certain filled with bread; and ye shall know
rate every day, that I may c prove that I am the Lord your God.
them, whether they will d walk in 13 And it came to pass, that at
my law, or no. even the a quails came up, and cov-
5 And it shall come to pass, that on ered the camp: and in the morning
the sixth day they shall prepare that the dew lay round about the b host.
which they bring in; and it shall be 14 And when the dew that lay
twice as much as they gather daily. was gone up, behold, upon the face
6 And Moses and Aaron said unto of the wilderness there lay a small
all the children of Israel, At even, a 
round b thing, as small as the hoar
then ye shall know that the Lord frost on the ground.
hath brought you out from the land 15 And when the children of Israel
of Egypt: saw it, they said one to another, a It
7 And in the morning, then ye is b manna: for they wist not what it
16 2 a tg  Murmuring; b Num. 16:11; Ps. 78:27 (27–28); 105:40;
Rebellion. 1 Ne. 16:22 (20–25); 1 Ne. 17:2; 18:6.
3 a Ps. 78:18. D&C 29:19. b ie  of Israel.
b Ps. 78:19. 9 a Ex. 4:16 (14–16). 14 a heb  fine, flake-like.
4 a or food (also vv. 15, 22). 10 a Ex. 14:19; 24:16; b Neh. 9:15.
tg  Bread. Num. 14:10. 15 a or  What is it?
b or  portion. tg  God, Manifesta- (heb  man-hu.)
c tg  Test. tions of. b 1 Cor. 10:3 (1–6);
d tg  Walking with God. b Ex. 40:38. 1 Ne. 17:28;
7 a John 11:40. 12 a Num. 14:27 (27–32); Mosiah 7:19.
8 a 1 Sam. 8:7 (7–9); Mosiah 29:33. tg  Jesus Christ, Types
Matt. 10:40–41. 13 a Num. 11:31; of, in Anticipation.
Exodus 16:16–36 104

was. And Moses said unto them, Lord: to day ye shall not find it in
This is the c bread which the Lord the field.
hath given you to eat. 26 Six days ye shall gather it; but
16 ¶ This is the thing which the on the seventh day, which is the
Lord hath commanded, Gather of sabbath, in it there shall be none.
it every man a according to b his eat- 27 ¶ And it came to pass, that there
ing, an c omer for every man, accord- went out some of the people on the
ing to the number of your persons; seventh day for to gather, and they
take ye every man for them which found none.
are in his tents. 28 And the Lord said unto Mo-
17 And the children of Israel did ses, How long refuse ye to a keep
so, and gathered, some more, some my commandments and my laws?
less. 29 See, for that the Lord hath given
18 And when they did mete it with you the sabbath, therefore he giv-
an omer, he that a gathered much had eth you on the sixth day the bread
nothing over, and he that gathered of two days; abide ye every man in
little had no lack; they gathered his place, let no man go out of his
every man according to his eating. place on the seventh day.
19 And Moses said, Let no man 30 So the people rested on the
leave of it till the morning. seventh day.
20 Notwithstanding they a heark­ 31 And the house of Israel called
ened not unto Moses; but some of the name thereof Manna: and it
them left of it until the morning, was like a coriander seed, white; and
and it bred worms, and stank: and the taste of it was like wafers made
Moses was wroth with them. with honey.
21 And they gathered it every 32 ¶ And Moses said, This is the
morning, every man according to thing which the Lord commandeth,
his eating: and when the sun a waxed Fill an omer of it to be kept for your
hot, it melted. a 
generations; that they may see the
22 ¶ And it came to pass, that on bread wherewith I have fed you in
the sixth day they gathered twice the wilderness, when I brought you
as much bread, two omers for one forth from the land of Egypt.
man: and all the rulers of the a con- 33 And Moses said unto Aaron,
gregation came and told Moses. Take a a pot, and put an omer full
23 And he said unto them, This of manna therein, and lay it up be-
is that which the Lord hath said, fore the Lord, to be kept for your
To morrow is the rest of the holy generations.
sabbath unto the Lord: b  bake 34 As the Lord commanded Mo-
that which ye will bake to day, and ses, so Aaron laid it up before the
seethe that ye will seethe; and that a 
Testimony, to be kept.
which remaineth over lay up for 35 And the children of Israel did
you to be kept until the morning. eat a manna forty years, until they
24 And they laid it up till the came to a land inhabited; they did
morning, as Moses bade: and it did eat manna, until they came unto
not stink, neither was there any the borders of the land of Canaan.
worm therein. 36 Now an a omer is the tenth part
25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; of an ephah.
for to day is a sabbath unto the
15 c tg  Bread. 23 a tg  Sabbath. 34 a Ex. 25:21 (16, 21);
16 a Ex. 12:4. b Ex. 35:3. 30:6 (6–38).
b or  what he could eat. c or  cook what you will 35 a Num. 11:7 (7–8);
c Ex. 16:36. cook. Josh. 5:12;
18 a 2 Cor. 8:15. 28 a D&C 71:11. 1 Ne. 17:28 (15–43);
20 a Ex. 32:22. 31 a Num. 11:7 (7–8). Mosiah 7:19.
21 a or  became. 32 a or  posterity (also v. 33). 36 a Ex. 16:16.
22 a tg  Church. 33 a Heb. 9:4.
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Chapter 17 7 And he called the name of the

place a Massah, and b Meribah, be-
Israel murmurs for want of water—Mo- cause of the c chiding of the children
ses smites a rock in Horeb, and water
gushes forth—Aaron and Hur uphold of Israel, and because they tempted
the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among
Moses’ hands so that Joshua prevails
against Amalek. us, or not?
8 ¶ Then came a Amalek, and fought
And all the congregation of the chil- with Israel in Rephidim.
dren of Israel journeyed from the 9 And Moses said unto a Joshua,
wilderness of a Sin, after their jour- Choose us out men, and go out, fight
neys, according to the command- with Amalek: to morrow I will stand
ment of the Lord, and b pitched in on the top of the hill with the b rod
Rephidim: and there was no water of God in mine hand.
for the people to drink. 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said
2 Wherefore the people a did chide to him, and fought with Amalek:
with Moses, and said, Give us water and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went
that we may drink. And Moses said up to the top of the hill.
unto them, Why chide ye with me? 11 And it came to pass, when Mo-
wherefore do ye b tempt the Lord? ses held up his hand, that Israel
3 And the people thirsted there for prevailed: and when he let down
water; and the people a murmured his hand, Amalek prevailed.
against Moses, and said, Wherefore 12 But Moses’ hands a were heavy;
is this that thou hast brought us and they took a stone, and put it
up out of Egypt, to kill us and our under him, and he sat thereon;
children and our cattle with thirst? and Aaron and Hur b stayed up his
4 And Moses cried unto the Lord, hands, the one on the one side, and
saying, What shall I do unto this the other on the other side; and his
people? they be almost ready to hands were steady until the going
stone me. down of the sun.
5 And the Lord said unto Moses, 13 And Joshua a discomfited Ama-
Go on before the people, and take lek and his people with the edge of
with thee of the elders of Israel; and the sword.
thy a rod, b wherewith thou smot- 14 And the Lord said unto Moses,
est the river, take in thine hand, Write this for a memorial in a a book,
and go. and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua:
6 Behold, I will stand before thee for I will utterly put out the re-
there upon the rock in Horeb; and membrance of b Amalek from under
thou shalt a smite the b rock, and there heaven.
shall come c water out of it, that the 15 And Moses built an altar, and
people may drink. And Moses did so called the name of it a Jehovah-
in the sight of the elders of Israel. nissi:
17 1 a Num. 33:12 (12–14). D&C 133:26. 1 Sam. 15:2 (2–3).
b or  encamped. b 1 Ne. 20:21; 9 a Ex. 24:13; 32:17; 33:11;
2 a heb  strove with, or 2 Ne. 25:20. Heb. 4:8.
complained to. tg  Jesus Christ, Types b Ex. 4:20.
Ex. 32:22. of, in Anticipation. 12 a ie  grew heavy with
b heb  put the Lord to c Neh. 9:15; Ps. 114:8; weariness.
the test. Isa. 48:21. b or  supported.
tg  Doubt; Test. 7 a ie  Testing, Trying, or 13 a heb  weakened, disabled.
3 a tg  Ingratitude; Proving. 14 a Neh. 13:1 (1–3);
Murmuring. b ie  Strife, Complaint. 1 Ne. 5:11; 19:23;
5 a Ex. 7:20 (20–21). Num. 20:13; Moses 1:41 (40–41).
b or  with which you Ps. 81:7. b Deut. 25:19 (17–19);
struck the Nile. c or  complaints, 2 Sam. 8:12 (11–12).
6 a Num. 20:8 (2–13); contention. 15 a ie  The Lord is my
Ps. 74:15; 78:15 (15–16); Deut. 9:22. banner.
1 Ne. 17:29; 8 a Num. 24:20; Judg. 6:24.
Exodus 17:16–18:16 106

16 For he said, a Because the Lord all that the Lord had done unto
hath sworn that the Lord will have Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for
war with Amalek from generation Israel’s sake, and all the travail that
to generation. had come upon them by the way,
and how the Lord delivered them.
Chapter 18 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the
goodness which the Lord had done
Jethro comes to Moses bringing Moses’ to Israel, whom he had delivered
wife and sons and offers sacrifices to
the Lord—Moses sits in the judgment out of the hand of the Egyptians.
10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the
seat and hears all cases—Jethro counsels Lord, who hath delivered you out of
Moses to teach the law, to appoint lesser the hand of the Egyptians, and out
judges, and to delegate power to them. of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath
When a Jethro, the b priest of c Mid- delivered the people from under
ian, Moses’ father in law, heard of the hand of the Egyptians.
all that d God had done for Moses, 11 Now I know that the Lord is
and for Israel his people, and that greater than all gods: for in the
the Lord had brought Israel out thing wherein they dealt a proudly
of Egypt; he was above them.
2 Then Jethro, Moses’ father in law, 12 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law,
took a Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after took a burnt offering and sacrifices
he had sent her back, for God: and Aaron came, and all the
3 And her two a sons; of which the elders of Israel, to eat a bread with
name of the one was b Gershom; for Moses’ father in law before God.
he said, c I have been an alien in a 13 ¶ And it came to pass on the
strange land: morrow, that Moses sat to a judge
4 And the name of the other was the people: and the people stood
Eliezer; for the God of my father, by Moses from the morning unto
said he, was mine help, and deliv- the evening.
ered me from the sword of Pharaoh: 14 And when Moses’ father in law
5 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, saw all that he did to the people,
came with his sons and his wife unto he said, What is this thing that
Moses into the wilderness, where thou doest to the people? why sit-
he encamped at the a mount of God: test thou thyself alone, and all the
6 And he a said unto Moses, I thy people stand by thee from morning
father in law Jethro am come unto unto even?
thee, and thy wife, and her two 15 And Moses said unto his father
sons with her. in law, Because the people come
7 ¶ And Moses went out to meet unto me to a inquire of God:
his father in law, and did obeisance, 16 When they have a a matter, they
and kissed him; and they asked each come unto me; and I judge between
other of their welfare; and they came one and another, and I do make
into the tent. them know the statutes of God, and
8 And Moses told his father in law his laws.
16 a heb  A hand upon the 2 a Ex. 2:21. 13 a Ezra 7:25;
throne of the Lord! 3 a Acts 7:29. Mosiah 29:11 (11–44);
(an oath, of strong b Ex. 2:22 (21–22); Alma 46:4;
affirmation). 1 Chr. 23:15. D&C 107:74 (74, 78).
18 1 a tg  Priesthood, c heb  I have been a 15 a Amos 3:7;
Melchizedek. sojourner in a foreign Mosiah 28:6;
b jst  Ex. 18:1 . . . high land. Alma 27:10 (7, 10); 43:23;
priest . . . 4 a ie  God of help. D&C 102:23;
D&C 84:6 (6–16). 5 a Ex. 3:1; 4:27. JS—H 1:18.
c Gen. 25:2 (1–6); 6 a ie  sent word. tg  Priesthood,
Ex. 2:16 (15–16). 11 a Luke 1:51 (46–55). Authority.
d Ps. 106:8. 12 a Gen. 14:18. 16 a 1 Cor. 6:1 (1–8).
107 Exodus 18:17–19:5

17 And Moses’ father in law said over the people, rulers of thousands,
unto him, The thing that thou do- rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties,
est is not good. and rulers of tens.
18 Thou wilt surely wear away, 26 And they judged the people at
both thou, and this people that all seasons: the hard causes they
is with thee: for this thing is a too brought unto Moses, but every small
heavy for thee; thou art not able to matter they judged themselves.
perform it thyself alone. 27 ¶ And Moses let his father in
19 Hearken now unto my voice, law depart; and he went his way
I will give thee counsel, and God into his own land.
shall be with thee: a Be thou for
the people to b God-ward, that thou Chapter 19
mayest bring the causes unto God:
20 And thou shalt a teach them The Lord covenants to make Israel a
ordinances and c laws, and shalt peculiar treasure, a kingdom of priests,
shew them the d way wherein they and a holy nation—The people sanctify
must e walk, and the work that they themselves—The Lord appears on Si-
must do. nai amid fire, smoke, and earthquakes.
21 Moreover thou shalt provide out In the third month, when the chil-
of all the people a able men, such dren of Israel were gone forth out
as b fear God, c men of truth, hating of the land of Egypt, the same day
covetousness; and place such over came they into the a wilderness of
them, to be e rulers of thousands, Sinai.
and rulers of f hundreds, rulers of 2 For they were departed from
fifties, and rulers of tens: Rephidim, and were come to the
22 And let them a judge the people desert of Sinai, and had a pitched
at all seasons: and it shall be, that in the wilderness; and there Israel
every great matter they shall bring camped before the mount.
unto thee, but every small matter 3 And Moses went up unto God,
they shall judge: so shall it be eas- and the Lord a called unto him out
ier for thyself, and they shall bear of the b mountain, saying, Thus shalt
the b burden with thee. thou say to the house of Jacob, and
23 If thou shalt do this thing, and tell the children of Israel;
God command thee so, then thou 4 Ye have seen what I did unto
shalt be able to endure, and all this the Egyptians, and how I bare you
people shall also go to their place on a eagles’ wings, and brought you
in peace. unto myself.
24 So Moses hearkened to the voice 5 Now therefore, if ye will a obey
of his father in law, and did all that my voice indeed, and keep my b cov-
he had said. enant, then ye shall be a c peculiar
25 And Moses chose able men out d 
treasure unto me above all people:
of all Israel, and made them a heads for all the earth is mine:
18 a Num. 11:14 (14–17); 2 Chr. 19:9 (7–9); 19 1 a Num. 10:12.
Deut. 1:9; D&C 10:4. Neh. 7:2; 2 a or  encamped.
19 a or  You represent the Mosiah 29:13. 3 a Lev. 1:1; Moses 1:17.
people before God. tg  Reverence. b Ex. 3:12;
b Ex. 4:16. c or  faithful or Moses 1:1 (1–3).
20 a Ezra 7:25; D&C 88:81. trustworthy men. 4 a Deut. 32:11;
tg  Teacher. d Deut. 16:19; D&C 124:18 (18, 99).
b or  laws and doctrine. 1 Sam. 8:3 (1–4); 5 a tg  Obedience.
tg  Ordinance. 2 Chr. 19:7 (5–10). b tg  Abrahamic
c tg  Law of Moses. e tg  Church Organization. Covenant; Covenants.
d John 14:6. f D&C 136:3 (2–3). c tg  Israel, Twelve
e tg  Walking with God. 22 a tg  Judgment. Tribes of;
21 a Deut. 1:15 (12–18); b tg  Leadership. Peculiar People.
2 Chr. 19:5 (5–10). 25 a tg  Delegation of d tg  Israel, Blessings of;
b 2 Sam. 23:3; Responsibility. Treasure.
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6 And ye shall be unto me a a king- 14 ¶ And Moses went down from
dom of  b priests, and an c holy d nation. the mount unto the people, and
These are the words which thou shalt sanctified the people; and they
speak unto the children of Israel. washed their clothes.
7 ¶ And Moses came and called for 15 And he said unto the people, Be
the elders of the people, and laid ready against the third day: a come
before their faces all these words not at your wives.
which the Lord a commanded him. 16 ¶ And it came to pass on the
8 And all the people answered to- third day in the morning, that there
gether, and said, All that the Lord were thunders and lightnings, and
hath spoken we will a do. And Moses a thick cloud upon the mount, and
returned the words of the people the voice of the trumpet exceeding
unto the Lord. loud; so that all the people that was
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, in the camp trembled.
Lo, I come unto thee in a thick 17 And Moses brought forth the
cloud, that the people may b hear people out of the camp to a meet
when I speak with thee, and believe with God; and they stood at the
thee for ever. And Moses told the b 
nether part of the mount.
words of the people unto the Lord. 18 And mount a Sinai was b alto-
10 ¶ And the Lord said unto Moses, gether on a c smoke, because the
Go unto the people, and a sanctify Lord d descended upon it in e fire:
them to day and to morrow, and let and the smoke thereof ascended
them b wash their clothes, as the smoke of a furnace, and the
11 And be ready against the third whole f mount quaked greatly.
day: for the third day the Lord will 19 And when the voice of the
come down in the a sight of all the a 
trumpet sounded long, and waxed
people upon mount Sinai. louder and louder, Moses spake,
12 And thou shalt set a bounds unto and God answered him by a b voice.
the people round about, saying, Take 20 And the Lord came down upon
heed to yourselves, that ye go not up mount Sinai, on the top of the
into the b mount, or touch the bor- mount: and the Lord called Moses
der of it: whosoever toucheth the up to the a top of the mount; and
mount shall be surely put to death: Moses went up.
13 There shall not an hand touch 21 And the Lord said unto Moses,
it, but he shall surely be stoned, or Go down, charge the people, lest
shot through; whether it be beast they break through unto the Lord
or man, it shall not live: when the to a gaze, and many of them b perish.
trumpet soundeth long, they shall 22 And let the priests also, which
come up to the mount. come near to the Lord, sanctify
6 a tg  Election. D&C 18:36 (35–36); everywhere.
b tg  Israel, Mission of; 84:24 (23–24). c Isa. 6:4 (1–4);
Priesthood; 10 a Josh. 3:5; 1 Sam. 16:5. 1 Ne. 19:11;
Priesthood, History of. tg  Purification. 3 Ne. 10:13.
c Ex. 22:31; 1 Pet. 2:9 (5–9). b tg  Cleanliness. d tg  God, Presence of.
tg  Holiness. 11 a tg  God, Privilege of e Ex. 3:2 (2–4);
d tg  Separation. Seeing; Sight. Deut. 5:4 (4–5).
7 a Mal. 4:4. 12 a Ex. 34:3. f Hab. 3:10.
8 a Deut. 26:17 (16–19). b Heb. 12:18 (18–19). 19 a D&C 43:25 (18, 25).
9 a Ex. 24:15; 15 a heb  do not go near any b tg  God, Manifesta-
Mosiah 27:11 (11–12); woman; i.e., with lust. tions of.
3 Ne. 18:38 (38–39); 17 a tg  God, Presence of; 20 a Ex. 34:2.
Ether 2:5 (4–5, 14); Meetings. 21 a See jst Ex. 33:20
D&C 45:44 (16, 44). b or  foot of. (Appendix).
tg  God, Manifesta- 18 a Deut. 4:10 (10–13); 1 Sam. 6:19.
tions of. Ps. 81:7; tg  God, Privilege of
b Deut. 4:10 (10–12), Mosiah 12:33; 13:5; Seeing.
33 (33, 36); 5:23 (22–26); 3 Ne. 25:4. b D&C 67:11 (11–13);
Jacob 7:5; 3 Ne. 17:25; b ie  covered with smoke Moses 1:11 (11, 14).
109 Exodus 19:23–20:11

themselves, lest the Lord break any b graven c image, or any like-
forth upon them. ness of any thing that is in heaven
23 And Moses said unto the Lord, above, or that is in the earth beneath,
The people cannot come up to or that is in the water under the
mount Sinai: for thou chargedst earth:
us, saying, Set bounds about the 5 Thou shalt not a bow down thy-
mount, and sanctify it. self to them, nor serve them: for
24 And the Lord said unto him, I the Lord thy God am a b jealous
Away, get thee down, and thou shalt God, c visiting the d iniquity of the
come up, thou, and Aaron with e 
fathers upon the f children unto the
thee: but let not the priests and the third and fourth generation of them
people break through to come up that g hate me;
unto the Lord, lest he break forth 6 And shewing a mercy unto thou-
upon them. sands of them that love me, and
25 So Moses went down unto the keep my b commandments.
people, and spake unto them. 7 Thou shalt not take the a name
of the Lord thy God in b vain; for
Chapter 20 the Lord will not hold him c guilt-
The Lord reveals the Ten Command- less that d taketh his name in vain.
ments—Israel is to bear witness that 8 Remember the a sabbath day, to
the Lord has spoken from heaven— keep it b holy.
The children of Israel are forbidden to 9 a Six days shalt thou b labour, and
do all thy work:
make gods of silver or gold—They are 10 But the seventh day is the
to make altars of unhewn stones and sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it
sacrifice to the Lord thereon. thou shalt not do any work, thou,
And God a spake all these b words, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
saying, manservant, nor thy maidservant,
2 a I am the b Lord thy c God, which nor thy cattle, nor thy a stranger
have brought thee out of the land of that is within thy gates:
Egypt, out of the house of  e bondage. 11 For in a six days the Lord made
3 Thou shalt have a no other b gods heaven and earth, the sea, and all
before me. that in them is, and rested the
4 Thou shalt a not make unto thee seventh day: wherefore the Lord
20 1 a tg  Commandments of 5 a Ex. 23:24; Mosiah 13:13; b tg  Commandments
God; Law of Moses. Alma 31:1. of God.
b Deut. 5:2 (2–22); b heb  qannah, “possessing 7 a Lev. 18:21.
Mosiah 13:11 (11–14). sensitive and deep tg  Name.
2 a Deut. 5:6 (6–21); feelings.” b tg  Profanity; Sacrilege;
Mosiah 13:12 (12–24). Ex. 34:14; Num. 25:11; Swearing.
b Ezek. 20:5. Deut. 4:24; 6:15; c Josh. 2:17 (17–20);
c Ps. 50:7. Josh. 24:19; Mosiah 13:15;
d Ps. 80:8; Mosiah 11:22. Morm. 7:7; D&C 58:30.
1 Ne. 17:23 (23–25); c tg  Justice. d ie  utters an oath or
Moses 1:26. d Ps. 109:14; Mosiah 13:13. makes a promise using
e tg  Israel, Bondage of, tg  Sin. the Lord’s name without
in Egypt; Liberty. e tg  Marriage, valid purpose.
3 a Ex. 34:14; Fatherhood. 8 a heb  stopping, cessation,
Deut. 6:14. f ie  insofar as the rest (from labor). See
b tg  Idolatry; Worship. children learn and do Ex. 31:17.
4 a 2 Kgs. 17:12. the sinful things the tg  Sabbath.
b Ex. 32:8; Lev. 26:1; parents do; but see v. 6 b tg  Holiness.
Mosiah 13:12; concerning those who 9 a Ex. 35:2.
3 Ne. 21:17; repent and serve the b tg  Industry; Labor.
D&C 1:16 (15–16). Lord. 10 a or  sojourner.
c Judg. 17:3; D&C 98:47 (46–47). tg  Stranger.
Ps. 97:7; 115:4 (3–8); g tg  Accountability; Hate. 11 a Ex. 31:17;
3 Ne. 21:17. 6 a tg  God, Mercy of. Moses 2:31 (24–31).
Exodus 20:12–21:2 110
blessed the sabbath day, and c hal- 22 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo-
lowed it. ses, Thus thou shalt say unto the
12 ¶ a Honour thy b father and thy children of Israel, Ye have seen
mother: that thy d days may be e long that I have a talked with you from
upon the f land which the Lord thy heaven.
God giveth thee. 23 Ye shall not make a with me
13 Thou shalt not a kill. b 
gods of silver, neither shall ye make
14 Thou shalt not commit a adul- unto you gods of gold.
tery. 24 ¶ An altar of earth thou shalt
15 Thou shalt not a steal. make unto me, and shalt a sacrifice
16 Thou shalt not bear a false wit- thereon thy burnt offerings, and
ness against thy b neighbour. thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and
17 Thou shalt not a covet thy neigh- thine oxen: in all places where I
bour’s house, thou shalt not covet record my name I will come unto
thy neighbour’s b wife, nor his man- thee, and I will bless thee.
servant, nor his maidservant, nor 25 And if thou wilt make me an
his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing altar of stone, thou shalt not build
that is thy neighbour’s. it of hewn a stone: for if thou lift
18 ¶ And all the people a saw the up thy b tool upon it, thou hast pol-
thunderings, and the lightnings, luted it.
and the noise of the trumpet, and 26 Neither shalt thou go up by
the mountain smoking: and when a 
steps unto mine altar, that thy na-
the people b saw it, they c removed, kedness be not b discovered thereon.
and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Chapter 21
Speak thou with us, and we will
hear: but let not God a speak with The Lord reveals His laws pertaining
us, lest we die. to servants, marriage, the death penalty
20 And Moses said unto the peo- for various offenses, the giving of an
ple, a Fear not: for b God is c come to eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,
and the damage done by oxen.
prove you, and e that his fear may
be before your faces, that ye sin not. Now these are the a judgments which
21 And the people stood afar off, thou shalt set before them.
and Moses drew near unto the thick 2 If thou buy an Hebrew a servant,
darkness where God was. six years he shall serve: and in the
11 b Gen. 2:3 (1–3); tg  Blood, Shedding of; 20 a tg  Courage; Fearful.
Mosiah 13:19; Life, Sanctity of; b Jer. 11:3 (1–23).
D&C 77:12; Murder. c tg  God, Presence of.
Moses 3:3. 14 a tg  Adulterer; Chastity; d tg  Test.
c or  sanctified or Fornication; Sensuality; e or  because respect for
consecrated. Sexual Immorality. Him will always be
12 a or  Respect or Value. 15 a tg  Stealing. present with you, you
tg  Family, Children, 16 a tg  Gossip; Honesty; will not sin.
Duties of; Family, Lying; Slander. 22 a tg  God, Manifesta-
Love within; Honor; b tg  Neighbor. tions of.
Honoring Father and 17 a heb  desire, take 23 a ie  in association
Mother; Respect. pleasure in. with me.
b tg  Family, Patriarchal. tg  Covet. b Ex. 32:4; Deut. 9:16.
c tg  Marriage, b tg  Marriage, Husbands; 24 a tg  Sacrifice.
Motherhood. Marriage, Wives. 25 a Josh. 8:31 (30–31);
d Prov. 4:10. 18 a Deut. 4:33. Isa. 65:3;
e Deut. 11:9 (8–9), b tg  God, Privilege of 1 Ne. 2:7.
17 (16–17, 21); Seeing. b Deut. 27:5.
1 Ne. 17:55; c Deut. 5:5. 26 a ie  A ramp was rather
Hel. 7:24; 19 a Deut. 5:25; 18:16; to be provided.
D&C 5:33. Heb. 12:19; b or  revealed.
f tg  Promised Lands. D&C 84:22 (21–26); 21 1 a or  ordinances.
13 a heb  murder. Moses 1:11 (11, 14). 2 a tg  Bondage, Physical.
111 Exodus 21:3–26
seventh he shall go out c free for 14 But if a man come presump­
nothing. tuously upon his neighbour, to a slay
3 If he came in a by himself, he him with b guile; thou shalt take him
shall go out by himself: if he were from mine altar, that he may die.
married, then his wife shall go out 15 ¶ And he that smiteth his father,
with him. or his mother, shall be surely put
4 If his master have given him a to a death.
wife, and she have born him sons 16 ¶ And he that a stealeth a man,
or daughters; the wife and her chil- and selleth him, or if he be found
dren shall be her master’s, and he in his hand, he shall surely be put
shall go out by himself. to death.
5 And if the servant shall plainly 17 ¶ And he that a  curseth his
say, I love my master, my wife, and father, or his mother, shall surely
my children; I will not go out free: be put to death.
6 Then his master shall bring him 18 ¶ And if men strive together,
unto the b judges; he shall also bring and one smite another with a stone,
him to the door, or unto the door or with his fist, and he die not, but
post; and his master shall bore his a 
keepeth his bed:
ear through with an awl; and he 19 If he rise again, and walk abroad
shall serve him for ever. upon his staff, then shall he that
7 ¶ And if a man sell his daugh- smote him be quit: only he shall
ter to be a maidservant, she shall pay for the loss of his a time, and
not go out as the menservants do. shall cause him to be thoroughly
8 If she please not her master, who healed.
hath betrothed her to himself, then 20 ¶ And if a man smite his ser-
shall he let her be redeemed: to sell vant, or his maid, with a rod, and
her unto a strange nation he shall he die under his hand; he shall be
have no power, seeing he hath dealt a 
surely punished.
deceitfully with her. 21 Notwithstanding, if he a con-
9 And if he have betrothed her tinue a day or two, he shall not be
unto his son, he shall deal with b 
punished: for he is his money.
her after the manner of daughters. 22 ¶ If men strive, and hurt a
10 If he take him another wife; her woman with a child, so that b her
food, her raiment, and her a duty fruit depart from her, and yet no
of marriage, shall he not diminish. c 
mischief follow: he shall be surely
11 And if he do not these three punished, according as the woman’s
unto her, then shall she go out free husband will lay upon him; and he
without money. shall pay as the judges determine.
12 ¶ He that a smiteth a man, so 23 And if any mischief follow, then
that he die, shall be surely b put to thou shalt give life for life,
death. 24 a Eye for eye, tooth for tooth,
13 And if a man lie not in wait, but hand for hand, foot for foot,
God deliver him into his hand; then 25 Burning for burning, wound
I will appoint thee a a place whither for wound, stripe for stripe.
he shall b flee. 26 ¶ And if a man smite the eye of
2 b tg  Sabbatical Year. tg  Capital Punishment; 18 a or  is laid up in bed.
c tg  Liberty. Punish. 19 a tg  Time.
3 a or  singly. 13 a Deut. 19:2. 20 a jst  Ex. 21:20 . . . put
6 a heb  before God; i.e., b Deut. 19:3 (1–13); to death.
God’s representatives in 1 Kgs. 2:28. 21 a ie  remains alive.
judicial matters. 14 a Deut. 27:24. b jst  Ex. 21:21 . . . put
b Ex. 22:8 (8–9). b tg  Guile. to death . . .
c Deut. 15:17. 15 a Mosiah 13:29 (29–30); 22 a tg  Birth Control.
10 a or  marital rights. D&C 84:27 (26–27). b ie  she has a miscarriage.
12 a tg  Murder. 16 a tg  Stealing. c or  other harm.
b See jst  Gen. 9:12–13 17 a tg  Curse; Honoring 24 a tg  Punish;
(Appendix). Father and Mother. Retribution.
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his servant, or the eye of his maid, Chapter 22

that it perish; he shall let him go
free for his eye’s sake. The Lord reveals His laws pertaining to
27 And if he smite out his man- stealing, destructions by fire, care of the
servant’s tooth, or his maidservant’s property of others, borrowing, lascivious
tooth; he shall let him go free for acts, sacrifices to false gods, afflicting
his tooth’s sake. widows, usury, reviling God, and the
28 ¶ If an ox gore a man or a firstborn of men and of animals—The
woman, that they a die: then the ox men of Israel are commanded to be holy.
shall be surely stoned, and his flesh If a man shall a steal an ox, or a
shall not be eaten; but the owner sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall
of the ox shall be b quit. b 
restore five oxen for an ox, and
29 But if the ox were a wont to push c 
four sheep for a sheep.
with his horn in time past, and it 2 ¶ If a thief be found a breaking
hath been testified to his owner, and b 
up, and be smitten that he die,
he hath not kept him in, but that he there shall no blood be shed for him.
hath killed a man or a woman; the 3 If the sun be risen upon him,
ox shall be stoned, and his owner there shall be blood shed for him; for
also shall be put to b death. he should make full restitution; if
30 If there be laid on him a sum he have nothing, then he shall be
of money, then he shall give for sold for his theft.
the ransom of his life whatsoever 4 If the theft be certainly found in
is laid upon him. his hand alive, whether it be ox, or
31 Whether he have gored a son, ass, or sheep; he shall a restore double.
or have gored a daughter, according 5 ¶ If a man shall cause a field or
to this judgment shall it be done vineyard to be eaten, and shall a put
unto him. in his beast, and shall feed in an-
32 If the ox shall push a manser- other man’s field; of the best of his
vant or a maidservant; he shall give own field, and of the best of his own
unto their master a thirty shekels of vineyard, shall he make restitution.
silver, and the ox shall be stoned. 6 ¶ If fire break out, and catch in
33 ¶ And if a man shall open a thorns, so that the stacks of a corn,
pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and or the standing corn, or the field,
not cover it, and an ox or an ass be consumed therewith; he that
fall therein; b 
kindled the fire shall surely make
34 The owner of the pit shall make restitution.
it good, and give money unto the 7 ¶ If a man shall deliver unto his
owner of them; and the dead beast neighbour money or stuff to keep,
shall be his. and it be stolen out of the man’s
35 ¶ And if one man’s ox hurt house; if the thief be found, let him
another’s, that he die; then they pay double.
shall sell the live ox, and divide the 8 If the thief be not found, then
money of it; and the dead ox also the master of the house shall be
they shall divide. brought unto the a judges, to see
36 Or if it be known that the ox whether he have put his hand unto
hath used to push in time past, and his neighbour’s goods.
his owner hath not kept him in; he 9 For all manner of trespass, whether
shall surely pay ox for ox; and the it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for
dead shall be his own. raiment, or for any manner of lost
28 a tg  Blood, Shedding of. 22 1 a tg  Stealing. 5 a heb  let his beast loose
b or  clear, innocent. b tg  Repent. and it shall feed.
29 a or  accustomed to gore c 2 Sam. 12:6. 6 a heb  grain.
(also vv. 32, 36). 2 a Matt. 24:43. b Judg. 15:5.
b tg  Capital Punishment. b or  in. 8 a Ex. 21:6.
32 a Matt. 26:15 (14–16). 4 a Prov. 6:31 (30–31).
113 Exodus 22:10–30

thing, which another challengeth 20 ¶ He that a sacrificeth unto any

to be his, the cause of both parties god, save unto the Lord only, he
shall come before the judges; and shall be utterly destroyed.
whom the judges shall condemn, he 21 ¶ Thou shalt neither vex a
shall pay double unto his neighbour. a 
stranger, nor b oppress him: for ye
10 If a man deliver unto his neigh- were c strangers in the land of Egypt.
bour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, 22 ¶ Ye shall not afflict any a widow,
or any beast, to keep; and it die, or or fatherless child.
be hurt, or driven away, no man 23 If thou afflict them in any wise,
seeing it: and they cry at all unto me, I will
11 Then shall an a oath of the Lord surely hear their cry;
be between them both, that he hath 24 And my a wrath shall b wax hot,
not put his hand unto his neigh- and I will kill you with the sword;
bour’s goods; and the owner of it and your wives shall be widows, and
shall accept thereof, and he shall your children fatherless.
not b make it good. 25 ¶ If thou a lend money to any
12 And if it be stolen from him, of my people that is poor by thee,
he shall make restitution unto the thou shalt not be to him as an usu-
owner thereof. rer, neither shalt thou lay upon
13 If it be a torn in pieces, then let him b usury.
him bring it for witness, and he shall 26 If thou at all take thy neigh-
not make good that which was torn. bour’s raiment to a pledge, thou shalt
14 ¶ And if a man a borrow b ought deliver it unto him by that the sun
of his neighbour, and it be hurt, goeth down:
or die, the owner thereof being not 27 For that is his a covering only, it
with it, he shall surely make it good. is his raiment for his skin: wherein
15 But if the owner thereof be with shall he sleep? and it shall come to
it, he shall not make it good: if it be pass, when he crieth unto me, that
an hired thing, it came for his hire. I will hear; for I am b gracious.
16 ¶ And if a man entice a maid 28 ¶ Thou shalt not a revile b the
that is not betrothed, and lie with gods, nor c curse the d ruler of thy
her, he shall surely endow her to people.
be his a wife. 29 ¶ Thou shalt not delay to offer
17 If her father utterly refuse to the a first of thy ripe fruits, and of
give her unto him, he shall pay thy b liquors: the c firstborn of thy
money according to the dowry of sons shalt thou give unto me.
virgins. 30 Likewise shalt thou do with
18 ¶ Thou shalt not suffer a a witch thine oxen, and with thy sheep:
to live. a 
seven days it shall be with his dam;
19 ¶ Whosoever lieth with a a beast on the eighth day thou shalt give
shall surely be put to death. it me.
11 a 1 Kgs. 8:31; Deut. 13:2 (1–2, 5, 7); b or  compassionate.
1 Ne. 4:37 (35–37). Ps. 1:3 (2–3); tg  Grace.
b ie  make restitution. D&C 9:13. 28 a tg  Reviling.
13 a Gen. 31:39. 21 a tg  Stranger. b jst  Ex. 22:28 . . . against
14 a tg  Borrow. b tg  Love; Oppression. God . . .
b or  anything. c Deut. 23:7. c 2 Sam. 19:21 (21–22).
16 a Deut. 22:29 (28–29). 22 a tg  Widows. tg  Curse.
17 a Deut. 22:28. 24 a Ex. 32:10. d tg  Citizenship.
18 a ie  a sorceress or a b or  be aroused. 29 a Neh. 10:35;
sorcerer. 25 a tg  Debt. Prov. 3:9;
jst  Ex. 22:18 . . . b or  interest. Ezek. 44:30.
murderer . . . tg  Usury. b or  outflow of the
tg  Sorcery. 26 a Deut. 24:13; presses.
19 a D&C 59:6. Ezek. 18:7. c tg  Firstborn.
20 a Num. 25:2 (2, 7–8); 27 a or  only covering. 30 a Lev. 22:27.
Exodus 22:31–23:16 114

31 ¶ And ye shall be a holy men 9 ¶ Also thou shalt not oppress a
unto me: neither shall ye eat any stranger: for ye know the heart of
flesh that is b torn of beasts in the a stranger, seeing ye were strangers
field; ye shall cast it to the dogs. in the land of Egypt.
10 And six years thou shalt sow
Chapter 23 thy land, and shalt gather in the
fruits thereof:
The Lord reveals His laws pertaining to 11 But the a seventh year thou shalt
integrity and godly conduct—The land
is to rest during a sabbatical year— let it rest and lie still; that the b poor
of thy people may eat: and what
The children of Israel are to keep three they leave the beasts of the field
annual feasts—An angel, bearing the shall eat. In like manner thou shalt
Lord’s name, will guide them—Sick- deal with thy vineyard, and with
ness will be removed—The nations of thy oliveyard.
Canaan will be driven out gradually. 12 Six days thou shalt do thy work,
Thou shalt not raise a a false report: and on the a seventh day thou shalt
put not thine hand with the wicked b 
rest: that thine ox and thine ass may
to be an unrighteous witness. rest, and the son of thy handmaid,
2 ¶ a Thou shalt not b follow a mul- and the stranger, may be refreshed.
titude to do evil; neither shalt thou 13 And in all things that I have
speak in a cause to decline after said unto you a be circumspect: and
many to wrest c judgment: make no mention of the name of
3 ¶ Neither shalt thou a counte- other b gods, neither let it be heard
nance a b poor man in his cause. out of thy mouth.
4 ¶ If thou meet thine a enemy’s ox 14 ¶ a Three times thou shalt keep
or his ass going astray, thou shalt a b feast unto me in the year.
surely b bring it back to him again. 15 Thou shalt keep the a feast of
5 If thou see the ass of him that unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat
hateth thee lying under his burden, unleavened bread seven days, as I
and wouldest forbear to help him, commanded thee, in the time ap-
thou shalt surely a help with him. pointed of the month b Abib; for in
6 Thou shalt not a wrest the b judg- it thou camest out from Egypt: and
ment of thy poor in his c cause. none shall appear before me c empty:)
7 Keep thee far from a false a mat- 16 And the a feast of harvest, the
ter; and the innocent and righteous firstfruits of thy labours, which
slay thou not: for I will not b justify thou hast sown in the field: and
the wicked. the feast of b ingathering, which is
8 ¶ And thou shalt take no a gift: for in the end of the year, when thou
the gift blindeth the wise, and per- hast gathered in c thy labours out
verteth the words of the righteous. of the field.
31 a Ex. 19:6; b jst  Ex. 23:3 . . . wicked Poor;
W of M 1:17; man . . . Welfare.
Alma 13:26; D&C 56:17 (17–18). 12 a tg  Sabbath.
D&C 49:8; 107:29; 4 a Deut. 22:1. b tg  Rest.
Moses 7:62. tg  Enemies. 13 a or  take heed.
b Lev. 22:8; Ezek. 4:14. b tg  Honesty. b Josh. 23:7 (6–8);
23 1 a tg  Slander. 5 a tg  Charity; Hosea 2:17.
2 a or  Thou shalt not fol- Reconciliation; Service. 14 a Ex. 34:23; Deut. 16:16.
low the crowd to do 6 a tg  Injustice. b Ex. 34:18 (18–26);
evil, neither speak up b tg  Judgment. Deut. 16:16;
in a lawsuit, being in- c or  charges or lawsuit. Ezek. 46:9.
fluenced by the major- 7 a or  charge. 15 a tg  Passover.
ity, to subvert justice. b tg  Justification. b Ex. 34:18.
b tg  Peer Influence. 8 a heb  bribe. c ie  without offerings.
c tg  Judgment. tg  Bribe. 16 a Ex. 34:22.
3 a or  favor. 11 a tg  Sabbatical Year. b Deut. 16:13.
Lev. 19:15. b tg  Almsgiving; c ie  the fruits thereof.
115 Exodus 23:17–33

17 Three times in the year all land: the number of thy days I will
thy a males shall appear before the fulfil.
Lord God. 27 I will send my a fear before thee,
18 Thou shalt not offer the a blood and will destroy all the people to
of my sacrifice with b  leavened whom thou shalt come, and I will
bread; neither shall the fat of my make all thine enemies turn their
sacrifice remain until the morning. backs unto thee.
19 The first of the a firstfruits of 28 And I will send a hornets before
thy land thou shalt bring into the thee, which shall drive out the Hiv-
house of the Lord thy God. Thou ite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite,
shalt not b seethe a kid in his moth- from before thee.
er’s milk. 29 I will not a drive them out from
20 ¶ Behold, I send an a Angel be- before thee in one year; lest the land
fore thee, to keep thee in the way, become desolate, and the b beast of
and to bring thee into the place the field multiply against thee.
which I have prepared. 30 By little and little I will drive
21 Beware of him, and obey his them out from before thee, until
voice, a provoke him not; for he will thou be increased, and inherit the
not b pardon your c transgressions: land.
for my name is in him. 31 And I will set thy a bounds from
22 But if thou shalt indeed obey the b Red sea even unto the sea of
his voice, and do all that I speak; the Philistines, and from the desert
then I will be an enemy unto thine unto c the d river: for I will e deliver
enemies, and an adversary unto the f inhabitants of the land into
thine adversaries. your hand; and thou shalt drive
23 For mine Angel shall go be- them out before thee.
fore thee, and bring thee in unto 32 Thou shalt make no a covenant
the Amorites, and the Hittites, and with them, nor with their gods.
the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, 33 They shall not dwell in thy land,
the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and lest they make thee sin against me:
I will cut them off. for if thou serve their gods, it will
24 Thou shalt not a bow down to surely be a a snare unto thee.
their gods, nor serve them, nor do
after their works: but thou shalt Chapter 24
utterly b overthrow them, and quite
break down their images. Israel accepts the word of the Lord by
25 And ye shall serve the Lord your covenant—Moses sprinkles the blood
God, and he shall bless thy a bread, of the covenant—He, Aaron, Nadab,
and thy water; and I will take b sick- Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Is-
ness away from the midst of thee. rael see God—The Lord calls Moses
26 ¶ a There shall nothing cast on to the mount to receive the tables
their young, nor be b barren, in thy of stone and commandments.
17 a Acts 2:1 (1–5). c tg  Transgress. 28 a Josh. 24:12.
18 a Ex. 34:25. 22 a Gen. 12:3; 29 a Deut. 7:22.
b Ex. 12:8. D&C 8:4; 105:15; 136:40. b or  wild beasts.
19 a Ex. 34:26; Lev. 2:12; 24 a Ex. 20:5. 31 a Josh. 1:4 (3–4);
Deut. 26:2. b Num. 33:52 (52–53); 1 Kgs. 4:24 (21, 24).
b or  cook . . . ; i.e., Israel Deut. 6:19. b or  Reed Sea.
must not do such 25 a tg  Bread. c ie  the Euphrates.
fertility-cult practices. b tg  Sickness. d Gen. 15:18.
Ex. 34:26. 26 a or  None shall miscarry. e Josh. 2:24.
20 a Ex. 14:19; b tg  Barren. f 1 Ne. 17:35 (32–38).
Josh. 5:14 (13–15); 27 a Ex. 15:16; 32 a Ex. 34:12 (10–16);
Isa. 63:9. Josh. 2:9 (8–9); 24:12; Deut. 7:2.
21 a tg  Provoking. Alma 14:26; D&C 64:43; 33 a Judg. 2:3; 8:27;
b tg  Holy Ghost, Loss of. Moses 7:17. Mosiah 7:29.
Exodus 24:1–17 116

And he said unto Moses, Come up 9 ¶ Then went up Moses, and
unto the Lord, thou, and Aaron, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and a sev-
Nadab, and Abihu, and b seventy enty of the b elders of Israel:
of the elders of Israel; and worship 10 And they a saw the God of Israel:
ye afar off. and there was under his b feet as it
2 And Moses alone shall come near were a paved work of a sapphire
the Lord: but they shall not come stone, and as c it were the body of
nigh; neither shall the people go heaven in his clearness.
up with him. 11 And upon the nobles of the
3 ¶ And Moses came and told the children of Israel he laid not his
people all the words of the Lord, hand: also they a saw God, and did
and all the a judgments: and all the eat and drink.
people answered with one b voice, 12 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo-
and said, All the words which the ses, Come up to me into the mount,
Lord hath said will we do. and be there: and I will give thee
4 And Moses a wrote all the words a 
tables of stone, and a b law, and
of the Lord, and rose up early in commandments which I have c writ-
the morning, and builded an b altar ten; that thou mayest teach them.
under the hill, and twelve d pillars, 13 And Moses rose up, and his
according to the twelve tribes of minister a Joshua: and Moses went
Israel. up into the b mount of God.
5 And he sent young men of the 14 And he said unto the elders,
children of Israel, which offered Tarry ye here for us, until we come
burnt offerings, and sacrificed again unto you: and, behold, Aaron
peace offerings of oxen unto the and Hur are with you: if any man
Lord. have any matters to do, let him
6 And Moses took half of the a blood, come unto them.
and put it in basins; and half of the 15 And Moses went up into the
blood he sprinkled on the altar. mount, and a a cloud covered the
7 And he took the book of the a cov- mount.
enant, and b read in the audience of 16 And the a glory of the Lord
the people: and they said, All that abode upon mount Sinai, and the
the Lord hath said will we do, and cloud covered it six days: and the
be c obedient. seventh day he called unto Moses
8 And Moses took the a blood, and out of the midst of the cloud.
sprinkled it on the people, and said, 17 And the a sight of the b glory of
Behold the c blood of the d covenant, the Lord was like devouring fire
which the Lord hath made with you on the top of the mount in the eyes
concerning all these words. of the children of Israel.
24 1 a Ex. 6:23; 28:1. c Matt. 26:28 (26–28); 11 a tg  God, Privilege of
b tg  Seventy. Heb. 9:16 (15–22). Seeing.
3 a or  ordinances. tg  Jesus Christ, Types 12 a Ex. 31:18;
b tg  Common Consent. of, in Anticipation; 32:15 (15–19); 34:1;
4 a tg  Record Keeping; Redemption. 2 Cor. 3:3.
Scribe; d tg  Covenants. b or  instruction.
Scriptures, Writing of. 9 a tg  Church c tg  Scriptures,
b 1 Ne. 2:7; Abr. 2:17. Organization; Seventy. Writing of.
c heb  at the foot of the b tg  Elder, Melchizedek 13 a Ex. 17:9; 32:17; 33:11.
mountain. Priesthood. b Ex. 3:1.
d Gen. 31:45. 10 a tg  God, Manifestations 15 a Ex. 13:21; 19:9 (9, 16);
5 a Ex. 32:6. of; Jesus Christ, Matt. 17:5.
6 a Heb. 9:19 (18–22). Appearances, 16 a Ex. 16:10; Num. 14:10;
7 a tg  Scriptures, Lost. Antemortal. 2 Ne. 1:15;
b Heb. 9:19; Alma 31:5. b tg  God, Body of, D&C 45:56 (56, 67);
c tg  Obedience. Corporeal Nature. 76:56.
8 a 1 Pet. 1:2. c or  clear as the very 17 a tg  Sight.
b Heb. 9:19 (19–20). heavens. b tg  Glory.
117 Exodus 24:18–25:19

18 And Moses went into the midst 10 ¶ And they shall make an a ark
of the cloud, and gat him up into of shittim wood: two cubits and
the mount: and Moses was in the a half shall be the length thereof,
mount a forty days and forty nights. and a cubit and a half the breadth
thereof, and a cubit and a half the
Chapter 25 height thereof.
11 And thou shalt overlay it with
Israel is commanded to donate prop- pure gold, within and without shalt
erty and build a tabernacle, the ark thou overlay it, and shalt make upon
of testimony (with the mercy seat and it a crown of gold round about.
cherubims), a table (for the shewbread), 12 And thou shalt cast four rings
and the candlestick, all according to of gold for it, and put them in the
patterns shown to Moses on the mount. four corners thereof; and two rings
And the Lord a spake unto Moses, shall be in the one side of it, and two
saying, rings in the other side of it.
2 a Speak unto the children of Is- 13 And thou shalt make staves of
rael, that they bring me an offering: shittim wood, and overlay them
of every man that giveth it b will- with gold.
ingly with his heart ye shall take 14 And thou shalt put the staves
my offering. into the rings by the sides of the a ark,
3 And this is the offering which that the ark may be borne with them.
ye shall take of them; gold, and sil- 15 The a staves shall be in the rings
ver, and brass, of the ark: they shall not be taken
4 And a blue, and purple, and scar- from it.
let, and fine b linen, and goats’ hair, 16 And thou shalt put into the
5 And a rams’ skins dyed red, and ark the a testimony which I shall
badgers’ skins, and b shittim wood, give thee.
6  a Oil for the light, b spices for 17 And thou shalt make a a mercy
anointing oil, and for sweet d in- seat of pure gold: two cubits and
cense, a half shall be the length thereof,
7 a Onyx stones, and stones to be set and a cubit and a half the breadth
in the ephod, and in the b breastplate. thereof.
8 And let them make me a a sanctu- 18 And thou shalt a  make two
ary; that I may b dwell among them. b 
cherubims of gold, of beaten work
9 According to all that I shew shalt thou make them, in the two
thee, after the pattern of the a tab- ends of the mercy seat.
ernacle, and the pattern of all the 19 And make one cherub on the
instruments thereof, even so shall one end, and the other cherub on
ye make it. the other end: even a of the mercy seat
18 a Ex. 32:1; 34:28; 124:39 (38–40). D&C 85:8.
Deut. 9:9; d Ex. 31:11. 14 a 1 Chr. 15:15.
Matt. 4:2 (1–2). 7 a Ex. 28:9 (6–14); 15 a 1 Kgs. 8:8 (7–8).
25 1 a Moses 1:2 (1–2). Moses 3:12. 16 a 2 Kgs. 11:12; Heb. 9:4.
2 a Ex. 35:4 (4–9); b Mosiah 8:10 (10–11); tg  Scriptures,
D&C 1:38. D&C 17:1; JS—H 1:35. Preservation of.
b Ezra 3:5; 2 Cor. 8:12; 8 a tg  Temple. 17 a heb  atonement-cover.
Hel. 6:36; b 1 Kgs. 6:13; Note that it was a
D&C 59:15; 64:34; 97:8. D&C 104:59; golden slab of the same
tg  Initiative. 124:27 (26–28). dimension as the top
4 a 1 Ne. 13:7 (7–8); 9 a Ex. 33:7; of the ark. A winged
Ether 10:24. D&C 101:23; cherub was placed on
b Ex. 35:23. 124:38 (38–41). each end.
5 a Ex. 26:14. b or  furniture, Ex. 37:6 (6–9);
b or  acacia. equipment, utensils. Heb. 9:5 (4–6).
6 a Ex. 27:20. 10 a Ex. 35:12; 18 a tg  Art.
b Ex. 30:34 (34–38). Num. 4:5 (5–15); b tg  Cherubim.
c D&C 109:35 (35–36); Deut. 10:1; 1 Sam. 14:18; 19 a or  as part of it.
Exodus 25:20–38 118

shall ye make the cherubims on the 29 And thou shalt make the a dishes
two ends thereof. thereof, and spoons thereof, and
20 And the cherubims shall stretch b 
covers thereof, and bowls thereof,
forth their wings on high, covering c 
to cover withal: of pure gold shalt
the mercy seat with their wings, thou make them.
and a their faces shall look one to an- 30 And thou shalt set upon the
other; toward the mercy seat shall table a shewbread before me alway.
the faces of the cherubims be. 31 ¶ And thou shalt make a a can-
21 And thou shalt put the a mercy dlestick of pure gold: of beaten work
seat above upon the ark; and in the shall the candlestick be made: his
ark thou shalt put the b testimony shaft, and his branches, his bowls,
that I shall give thee. his knops, and his flowers, shall be
22 And there I will a meet with of b the same.
thee, and I will b commune with 32 And six branches shall come out
thee from above the c mercy seat, of the sides of it; three branches of
from between the two d cherubims the candlestick out of the one side,
which are upon the ark of the tes- and three branches of the candle-
timony, of all things which I will stick out of the other side:
give thee in commandment unto 33 Three bowls made like unto al-
the children of Israel. monds, with a a knop and a flower in
23 ¶ Thou shalt also make a a table one branch; and three bowls made
of shittim wood: two cubits shall be like almonds in the other branch,
the length thereof, and a cubit the with a knop and a flower: b so in the
breadth thereof, and a cubit and a six branches that come out of the
half the height thereof. candlestick.
24 And thou shalt overlay it with 34 And in the candlestick shall be
pure gold, and make thereto a crown four bowls made like unto almonds,
of gold round about. with their knops and their flowers.
25 And thou shalt make unto it a bor- 35 And there shall be a knop un-
der of an hand breadth round about, der two branches of the same, and
and thou shalt make a golden crown a knop under two branches of
to the border thereof round about. the same, and a knop under two
26 And thou shalt make for it four branches of the same, according to
rings of gold, and put the rings in the six branches that proceed out
the four corners that are on the four of the candlestick.
feet thereof. 36 Their knops and their branches
27 Over against the border shall shall be of the same: all it shall be
the rings be for places of the staves one beaten work of pure gold.
to bear the table. 37 And thou shalt make the seven
28 And thou shalt make the staves a 
lamps thereof: and they shall b light
of shittim wood, and overlay them the c lamps thereof, that they may
with gold, that the table may be give light over against it.
borne with them. 38 And the tongs thereof, and the
20 a or  they shall face one Ether 2:14. 31 a Ex. 35:14; 37:17 (17–24);
another (see next line). c tg  Ark of the Covenant. 1 Kgs. 7:49;
21 a Ex. 26:34; 30:6 (6–10). d 2 Kgs. 19:15. Heb. 9:2;
b Ex. 16:34; Deut. 31:26; 23 a Ex. 35:13; 37:10 (10–16); Rev. 1:12.
1 Kgs. 8:9. Heb. 9:2. b or  one piece.
tg  Record Keeping. 29 a Num. 4:7. 33 a ie  crown-shaped circlets
22 a Ex. 29:43 (32, 43); b heb  jugs, jars. (also vv. 34–36).
30:36 (6, 36); c heb  wherewith to pour b or  thus shall be the . . .
Num. 17:4. libations. 37 a Num. 8:2 (1–4);
tg  God, Access to; 30 a heb  bread of faces, or 1 Chr. 28:15.
Meetings. bread of the presence. b heb  set up.
b Lev. 16:2; 1 Kgs. 7:48; Heb. 9:2. c Ex. 40:25;
Num. 1:1; 7:89; tg  Bread, Shewbread. Lev. 24:4 (3–4).
119 Exodus 25:39–26:19

snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure be thirty cubits, and the breadth of

gold. one curtain four cubits: and the
39 Of a talent of pure gold shall eleven curtains shall be all of one
he make it, with all these vessels. measure.
40 And look that thou make them 9 And thou shalt couple five cur-
after their a  pattern, which was tains by themselves, and six curtains
shewed thee in the mount. by themselves, and shalt double the
sixth curtain in the forefront of the
Chapter 26 tabernacle.
10 And thou shalt make fifty loops
The tabernacle is to be built with ten on the edge of the one curtain that
curtains and with boards—A veil is to is outmost in the coupling, and fifty
separate the holy place from the most loops in the edge of the curtain
holy place—The ark of testimony (with which coupleth the second.
the mercy seat) is to be put in the most 11 And thou shalt make fifty taches
holy place. of brass, and put the taches into the
Moreover thou shalt make the loops, and couple the tent together,
tabernacle with ten b curtains of fine
that it may be one.
twined linen, and blue, and purple, 12 And the remnant that remaineth
and scarlet: with c cherubims of cun- of the curtains of the tent, the half
ning work shalt thou make them. curtain that remaineth, shall hang
2 The length of one curtain shall over the backside of the tabernacle.
be eight and twenty cubits, and the 13 And a cubit on the one side,
breadth of one curtain four cubits: and a cubit on the other side of that
and every one of the curtains shall which remaineth in the length of
have one measure. the curtains of the tent, it shall hang
3 The five curtains shall be cou- over the sides of the tabernacle on
pled together one to another; and this side and on that side, to cover it.
other five curtains shall be coupled 14 And thou shalt make a cov-
one to another. ering for the tent of a rams’ skins
4 And thou shalt make loops of dyed red, and a covering above of
blue upon the edge of the one cur- badgers’ skins.
tain from the selvedge in the cou- 15 ¶ And thou shalt make a boards
pling; and likewise shalt thou make for the tabernacle of shittim b wood
in the uttermost edge of another cur- standing up.
tain, in the coupling of the second. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length
5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in of a board, and a cubit and a half
the one curtain, and fifty loops shall be the breadth of one board.
shalt thou make in the edge of the 17 Two tenons shall there be in one
curtain that is in the coupling of board, set in order one against an-
the second; that the loops may take other: thus shalt thou make for all
hold one of another. the boards of the tabernacle.
6 And thou shalt make fifty a taches 18 And thou shalt make the boards
of gold, and couple the curtains to- for the tabernacle, twenty boards
gether with the taches: and b it shall on the south side southward.
be one tabernacle. 19 And thou shalt make forty
7 ¶ And thou shalt make curtains sockets of silver under the twenty
of goats’ hair a to be a covering upon boards; two sockets under one board
the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt for his two tenons, and two sockets
thou make. under another board for his two
8 The length of one curtain shall tenons.
40 a Ex. 26:30; 1 Ne. 17:8 c tg  Cherubim. 7 a heb  as a tent.
(7–14); Ether 2:16. 6 a or  clasps (also v. 11). 14 a Ex. 25:5.
26 1 a Ex. 35:11; Heb. 9:2. b or  the tabernacle shall 15 a Ex. 36:20 (20–34).
b Ex. 36:8 (8–19). be unified. b D&C 124:26.
Exodus 26:20–27:3 120

20 And for the second side of the four pillars of shittim wood overlaid
tabernacle on the north side there with gold: their hooks shall be of
shall be twenty boards: gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
21 And their forty sockets of silver; 33 ¶ And thou shalt hang up the
two sockets under one board, and veil under the taches, that thou may-
two sockets under another board. est bring in thither within the veil
22 And for the sides of the taber- the a ark of the testimony: and the
nacle westward thou shalt make b 
veil shall divide unto you between
six boards. the holy place and the most c holy.
23 And two boards shalt thou make 34 And thou shalt put the a mercy
for the corners of the tabernacle in seat upon the ark of the b testimony
the two sides. in the most holy place.
24 And they shall be coupled to- 35 And thou shalt a set the table
gether beneath, and they shall be without the veil, and the b candle-
coupled together above the head stick c over against the table on the
of it unto one ring: thus shall it be side of the tabernacle toward the
for them both; they shall be for the south: and thou shalt put the table
two corners. on the north side.
25 And they shall be eight boards, 36 And thou shalt make a an b hang-
and their sockets of silver, sixteen ing for the door of the tent, of blue,
sockets; two sockets under one and purple, and scarlet, and fine
board, and two sockets under an- twined linen, wrought with c nee-
other board. dlework.
26 ¶ And thou shalt make bars of 37 And thou shalt make for the
shittim wood; five for the boards hanging five pillars of shittim wood,
of the one side of the tabernacle, and overlay them with gold, and
27 And five bars for the boards their hooks shall be of gold: and
of the other side of the tabernacle, thou shalt cast five sockets of a brass
and five bars for the boards of the for them.
side of the tabernacle, for the two
sides westward. Chapter 27
28 And the middle bar in the midst
of the boards shall reach from end The tabernacle is to contain an altar for
to end. burnt offerings and a court surrounded
29 And thou shalt overlay the boards by pillars—A light is to burn always
with gold, and make their rings of in the tabernacle of the congregation.
gold for places for the bars: and thou And thou shalt make an a altar of
shalt overlay the bars with gold. b 
shittim wood, five cubits long, and
30 And thou shalt rear up the tab- five cubits broad; the altar shall be
ernacle according to the a fashion foursquare: and the height thereof
thereof which was shewed thee in shall be three cubits.
the mount. 2 And thou shalt make the a horns
31 ¶ And thou shalt make a veil of of it upon the four corners thereof:
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and his horns shall be b of the same: and
fine twined linen of cunning work: thou shalt overlay it with c brass.
with cherubims shall it be made: 3 And thou shalt make his a pans
32 And thou shalt hang it upon to receive his ashes, and his shovels,
30 a Ex. 25:40; 27:8. Preservation of. 27 1 a Ex. 35:16; 38:1 (1–7);
33 a 1 Kgs. 8:6. 35 a Ex. 40:4. Ezek. 9:2;
b tg  Jesus Christ, Types b Heb. 9:2. Alma 15:17.
of, in Anticipation; c or  opposite. b or  acacia.
Veil. 36 a or  a screen, or 2 a 1 Kgs. 1:50;
c 1 Kgs. 6:16; curtain. Jer. 17:1.
D&C 124:39. b Ex. 27:16; 35:15. b ie  part of the altar.
34 a Ex. 25:21. c tg  Art. c or  bronze.
b tg  Scriptures, 37 a or  bronze. 3 a 2 Kgs. 25:14.
121 Exodus 27:4–28:1

and his basins, and his fleshhooks, hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars
and his firepans: all the vessels three, and their sockets three.
thereof thou shalt make of brass. 16 ¶ And for the gate of the court
4 And thou shalt make for it a grate shall be an a hanging of twenty cu-
of network of brass; and upon the bits, of blue, and purple, and scar-
net shalt thou make four brasen let, and fine twined linen, wrought
rings in the four corners thereof. with needlework: and their pillars
5 And thou shalt put it under the shall be four, and their sockets four.
compass of the altar beneath, that 17 All the pillars round about the
the net may be even to the midst court shall be filleted with silver;
of the altar. their hooks shall be of silver, and
6 And thou shalt make staves for their sockets of brass.
the altar, staves of shittim wood, 18 ¶ The length of the court shall be
and overlay them with brass. an hundred cubits, and the breadth
7 And the staves shall be put into fifty every where, and the height
the rings, and the staves shall be five cubits of fine twined linen, and
upon the two sides of the altar, to their sockets of brass.
bear it. 19 All the vessels of the tabernacle
8 Hollow with boards shalt thou in all the service thereof, and all
make it: as it was a shewed thee in the pins thereof, and all the pins
the mount, so shall they make it. of the court, shall be of brass.
9 ¶ And thou shalt make the court 20 ¶ And thou shalt command
of the tabernacle: for the south side the children of Israel, that they
southward there shall be hangings for bring thee pure a oil b olive beaten
the court of fine twined a linen of an for the light, to cause the c lamp to
hundred cubits long for one side: burn always.
10 And the twenty a pillars thereof 21 In the a tabernacle of the b con-
and their twenty b sockets shall be of gregation c without the d veil, which
brass; the hooks of the pillars and is before the testimony, e Aaron and
their fillets shall be of silver. his sons shall f order it from eve-
11 And likewise for the north side ning to morning before the Lord:
in length there shall be hangings of an it shall be a g statute for ever unto
hundred cubits long, and his twenty their h generations on the behalf of
pillars and their twenty sockets of the children of Israel.
brass; the hooks of the pillars and
their fillets of silver. Chapter 28
12 ¶ And for the breadth of the
court on the west side shall be hang- Aaron and his sons are to be consecrated
ings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and anointed to minister in the priest’s
and their sockets ten. office—Aaron’s garments are to include
13 And the breadth of the court a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a coat, a
on the east side eastward shall be miter, and a girdle—The breastplate of
fifty cubits. judgment is to contain twelve precious
14 The hangings of one side of the stones with the names of the tribes of
gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pil- Israel thereon—The Urim and Thum-
lars three, and their sockets three. mim are to be carried in the breastplate.
15 And on the other side shall be And take thou unto thee a Aaron
5 a or  ledge. b Ex. 25:6. 107:13.
8 a Ex. 26:30; c Lev. 24:2 (2–3); f or  keep it in order.
Num. 8:4. 1 Sam. 3:3. g Ex. 28:43 (40–43);
9 a Ex. 38:16 (9–20). 21 a heb  tent of meeting. 29:9, 28.
10 a Ex. 38:10, 17 (9–20). b tg  Church. h 1 Sam. 2:30.
b or  bases. c or  outside of the veil. 28 1 a 1 Chr. 23:13;
16 a or  screen, or curtain. d tg  Veil. Heb. 5:4;
Ex. 26:36; 38:18 (9–20). e Ex. 30:8 (7–8); D&C 28:3.
20 a Ex. 35:14. D&C 27:8; 84:34 (30–34); tg  Called of God.
Exodus 28:2–21 122

thy brother, and his sons with him, on the other stone, according to
from among the children of Israel, their birth.
that he may minister unto me in the 11 With the work of an a engraver in
priest’s c office, even Aaron, d Nadab stone, like the engravings of a signet,
and Abihu, Eleazar and e Ithamar, shalt thou engrave the two stones
Aaron’s f sons. with the names of the children of
2 And thou shalt make holy a gar- Israel: thou shalt make them to be
ments for Aaron thy brother for set in b ouches of gold.
glory and for b beauty. 12 And thou shalt put the two
3 And thou shalt speak unto all stones upon the shoulders of the
that are a wise hearted, whom I have ephod for stones of memorial unto
filled with the spirit of b wisdom, the children of Israel: and Aaron
that they may make Aaron’s gar- shall bear their names before the
ments to consecrate him, that he Lord upon his two shoulders for a
may minister unto me in the priest’s memorial.
office. 13 ¶ And thou shalt make ouches
4 And these are the a  garments of gold;
which they shall make; a breast- 14 And two chains of pure gold at
plate, and an b ephod, and a robe, the ends; of a wreathen work shalt
and a broidered c coat, a d mitre, and thou make them, and fasten the
a girdle: and they shall make holy wreathen chains to the ouches.
garments for Aaron thy brother, 15 ¶ And thou shalt make the
and his sons, that he may minister a 
breastplate of judgment with cun-
unto me in the e priest’s office. ning work; b after the work of the
5 And they shall take gold, and ephod thou shalt make it; of gold,
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and of blue, and of purple, and of scar-
fine linen. let, and of fine twined linen, shalt
6 ¶ And they shall make the a ephod thou make it.
of gold, of blue, and of purple, of 16 Foursquare it shall be being
scarlet, and fine twined linen, with doubled; a span shall be the length
cunning work. thereof, and a span shall be the
7 It shall have the two shoulder- breadth thereof.
pieces thereof joined at the two 17 And thou shalt set in it settings
edges thereof; and so it shall be of stones, even four rows of stones:
joined together. the first row shall be a sardius, a to-
8 And the a curious girdle of the paz, and a carbuncle: this shall be
ephod, which is upon it, shall be the first row.
of the same, according to the work 18 And the second row shall be an
thereof; even of gold, of blue, and emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined 19 And the third row a ligure, an
linen. agate, and an amethyst.
9 And thou shalt take two a onyx 20 And the fourth row a beryl, and
stones, and grave on them the an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be
names of the children of Israel: set in gold in their inclosings.
10 Six of their names on one stone, 21 And the stones shall be with
and the other six names of the rest the names of the children of Israel,
1 b tg  Priesthood, Aaronic. 4 a Ex. 39:1. 8 a or  skillfully woven.
c D&C 107:61. b Judg. 8:27; 9 a Ex. 25:7.
d Ex. 24:1 (1–2). 1 Sam. 2:18, 28; 14:3; b See jst  Ps. 24:8
e Ex. 38:21. 22:18. (Appendix).
f 1 Chr. 24:1. c Lev. 8:7. 11 a tg  Art.
2 a Ex. 29:5, 29; 39:1 (1–2). d heb  turban, bound cap. b or  settings.
tg  Clothing. e tg  Priest, Aaronic 14 a or  braided (also
b tg  Beauty. Priesthood. vv. 24–25).
3 a Ex. 35:10, 25. bd  Priests. 15 a tg  Urim and Thummim.
b tg  Wisdom. 6 a Ex. 39:2 (2–7). b or  similar to.
123 Exodus 28:22–39

twelve, according to their names, breastplate of judgment the a Urim

like the engravings of a signet; ev- and the Thummim; and they shall be
ery one with a his name shall they upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth
be according to the b twelve tribes. in before the Lord: and Aaron shall
22 ¶ And thou shalt make upon bear the judgment of the children
the breastplate chains at the ends of Israel upon his heart before the
of wreathen work of pure gold. Lord continually.
23 And thou shalt make upon the 31 ¶ And thou shalt make the robe
breastplate two rings of gold, and of the ephod all of blue.
shalt put the two rings on the two 32 And there shall be an a hole in
ends of the breastplate. the top of it, in the midst thereof:
24 And thou shalt put the two it shall have a binding of woven
wreathen chains of gold in the two work round about the hole of it, as
rings which are on the ends of the it were the b hole of an habergeon,
breastplate. that it be not rent.
25 And the other two ends of the 33 ¶ And beneath upon the hem of
two wreathen chains thou shalt it thou shalt make pomegranates of
fasten in the two ouches, and put blue, and of purple, and of scarlet,
them on the shoulderpieces of the round about the hem thereof; and
ephod before it. bells of gold between them round
26 ¶ And thou shalt make two about:
rings of gold, and thou shalt put 34 A golden bell and a pome-
them upon the two ends of the granate, a golden bell and a pome-
breastplate in the border thereof, granate, upon the hem of the robe
which is a in the side of the ephod round about.
inward. 35 And it shall be upon Aaron
27 And two other rings of gold thou a 
to minister: and his sound shall
shalt make, and shalt put them on be heard when he goeth in unto
the two sides of the ephod under- the holy place before the Lord, and
neath, toward the forepart thereof, when he cometh out, that he die not.
over against the other coupling 36 ¶ And thou shalt make a a plate
thereof, above the curious girdle of pure gold, and grave upon it, like
of the ephod. the engravings of a signet, b Holi-
28 And they shall bind the breast- ness to the Lord.
plate by the rings thereof unto the 37 And thou shalt a put it on a
rings of the ephod with a lace of blue lace, that it may be upon the
blue, that it may be above the cu- b 
mitre; upon the forefront of the
rious girdle of the ephod, and that mitre it shall be.
the breastplate be not loosed from 38 And it shall be upon Aaron’s
the ephod. forehead, that Aaron may a bear the
29 And Aaron shall bear the names iniquity of the holy things, which
of the children of Israel in the the children of Israel shall hallow
breastplate of judgment upon his in all their holy gifts; and it shall be
heart, when he goeth in unto the always upon his forehead, that they
holy place, for a memorial before may be b accepted before the Lord.
the Lord continually. 39 ¶ And thou shalt embroider the
30 ¶ And thou shalt put in the a 
coat of fine b linen, and thou shalt
21 a or  its name. head. tg  Holiness.
b tg  Israel, Twelve b or  opening in a coat 37 a or  attach it with.
Tribes of. of mail. b heb  turban, cap.
26 a or  next to. 35 a or  when he ministers. 38 a or  atone for.
30 a heb  Lights and 36 a Lev. 8:9. tg  Accountability.
Perfections. b or  Consecrated . . . b Lev. 1:4 (1–4); 22:27.
tg  Urim and Thummim. Ex. 39:30; Jer. 2:3 (1–4); 39 a Lev. 6:10.
32 a heb  opening for the Zech. 14:20. b Ex. 39:27; Ezek. 44:17.
Exodus 28:40–29:12 124

make the mitre of fine linen, and oil, and wafers unleavened c anointed
thou shalt make the girdle of with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou
needlework. make them.
40 ¶ And for Aaron’s sons thou 3 And thou shalt put them into
shalt make a coats, and thou shalt one basket, and bring them in the
make for them girdles, and b bon- basket, with the bullock and the
nets shalt thou make for them, for two rams.
glory and for beauty. 4 And Aaron and his sons thou
41 And thou shalt put them upon shalt bring unto the a door of the
Aaron thy brother, and his sons tabernacle of the congregation, and
with him; and shalt a anoint them, shalt b wash them with water.
and b consecrate them, and sanctify 5 And thou shalt take the a gar-
them, that they may minister unto ments, and put upon Aaron the
me in the priest’s office. b 
coat, and the robe of the c ephod,
42 And thou shalt make them linen and the ephod, and the breastplate,
breeches to cover their nakedness; and gird him with the d curious gir-
from the loins even unto the thighs dle of the ephod:
they shall reach: 6 And thou shalt put the a mitre
43 And they shall be upon Aaron, upon his head, and put the holy
and upon his sons, when they a come crown upon the mitre.
in unto the b tabernacle of the con- 7 Then shalt thou take the a anoint-
gregation, or when they come near ing oil, and pour it upon his head,
unto the altar to minister in the holy and anoint him.
place; that they c bear not iniquity, 8 And thou shalt bring his sons,
and die: it shall be a d statute for ever and put coats upon them.
unto him and his seed after him. 9 And thou shalt a gird them with
girdles, Aaron and his sons, and
Chapter 29 b 
put the bonnets on them: and the
Aaron and his sons are to be washed,
priest’s office shall be theirs for a
anointed, and consecrated—Various perpetual d statute: and thou shalt
sacrificial rites are to be performed—
consecrate Aaron and his sons.
Atonement is to be made for the sins 10 And thou shalt cause a a bullock
to be brought before the taberna-
of the people—The Lord promises to cle of the congregation: and Aaron
dwell among them. and his sons shall put their b hands
And this is the thing that thou shalt upon the head of the bullock.
do unto them to a hallow them, to 11 And thou shalt kill the bullock
minister unto me in the b priest’s off­ before the Lord, by the door of the
ice: Take one c young bullock, and tabernacle of the congregation.
two rams without blemish, 12 And thou shalt take of the
2 And a unleavened bread, and blood of the bullock, and put it
cakes unleavened b tempered with upon the horns of the altar with thy
40 a tg  Clothing. vv. 3, 10–12, 14, 36). 6 a heb  turban.
b heb  hats, or Lev. 8:2; 2 Chr. 13:9. 7 a Ex. 40:15 (12–15);
headdresses. 2 a Lev. 2:4. D&C 124:39.
41 a tg  Anointing. b heb  mingled. 9 a Lev. 8:13.
b tg  Priesthood, c or  smeared. b heb  bind headdresses.
Authority. 4 a heb  opening of the c tg  Priest, Aaronic
43 a Ezek. 44:17. tent of meeting (also Priesthood;
b heb  tent of meeting. vv. 10–11, 30, 32, 42, 44). Priesthood, Aaronic.
c or  do not incur guilt. b Lev. 8:6; D&C 124:39. bd  Priests.
d Ex. 27:21. 5 a Ex. 28:2 (1–5). d Ex. 27:21.
29 1 a or  consecrate or set b or  tunic. e tg  Priesthood,
apart. Lev. 8:7. Authority.
b Lev. 21:10 (10–15). c Ex. 35:9. 10 a Ezek. 43:19.
c or  young bull (also d or  skillfully woven. b tg  Hands, Laying on of.
125 Exodus 29:13–30

finger, and a pour all the blood be- the fat and the a rump, and the fat
side the bottom of the b altar. that covereth the inwards, and the
13 And thou shalt take all the fat caul above the liver, and the two
that covereth the inwards, and the kidneys, and the fat that is upon
caul that is above the liver, and the them, and the right b shoulder; for
two kidneys, and the fat that is upon it is a ram of consecration:
them, and burn them upon the altar. 23 And one loaf of bread, and one
14 But the flesh of the a bullock, cake of oiled bread, and one wafer
and his skin, and his dung, shalt out of the basket of the a unleavened
thou b burn with fire without the bread that is before the Lord:
camp: it is a sin offering. 24 And thou shalt put all in the
15 ¶ Thou shalt also take one ram; hands of Aaron, and in the hands
and Aaron and his sons shall put their of his sons; and shalt a wave them
hands upon the head of the ram. for a wave offering before the Lord.
16 And thou shalt slay the ram, and 25 And thou shalt receive them of
thou shalt take his blood, and sprin- their hands, and burn them upon
kle it round about upon the altar. the altar for a burnt offering, for a
17 And thou shalt cut the ram in sweet savour before the Lord: it is
pieces, and wash the inwards of him, an offering made by fire unto the
and his legs, and put them a unto his Lord.
pieces, and unto his head. 26 And thou shalt take the breast of
18 And thou shalt burn the whole the ram of Aaron’s consecration, and
ram upon the altar: it is a burnt a off­ wave it for a a wave offering before
ering unto the Lord: it is a b sweet the Lord: and it shall be thy part.
savour, an offering made by fire 27 And thou shalt sanctify the
unto the Lord. breast of the wave offering, and the
19 ¶ And thou shalt take the other shoulder of the a heave offering, which
ram; and Aaron and his sons shall is b waved, and which is c heaved up,
put their hands upon the head of of the ram of the consecration, even
the ram. of that which is for Aaron, and of
20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and that which is for his sons:
take of his blood, and put it upon 28 And it shall be Aaron’s and his
the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and sons’ by a a statute for ever from the
upon the tip of the right ear of his children of Israel: for it is an heave
sons, and upon the thumb of their offering: and it shall be an heave
right hand, and upon the great toe offering from the children of Israel
of their right foot, and sprinkle the of the sacrifice of their peace of-
blood upon the altar round about. ferings, even their heave offering
21 And thou shalt take of the blood unto the Lord.
that is upon the altar, and of the 29 ¶ And the holy a garments of
anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron shall be his sons’ after him,
Aaron, and upon his garments, and to be b anointed therein, and to be
upon his sons, and upon the gar- consecrated in them.
ments of his sons with him: and 30 And that son that is priest in his
he shall be hallowed, and his gar- stead shall put them on seven days,
ments, and his sons, and his sons’ when he cometh into the taberna-
garments with him. cle of the congregation to minister
22 Also thou shalt take of the ram in the holy place.
12 a Lev. 4:7. c Gen. 8:21. offering.
b Lev. 8:15 (1–17). 19 a Lev. 8:22. 26 a Lev. 10:14.
13 a heb  lobe. 21 a or  thus he shall be 27 a Num. 18:11.
14 a Lev. 4:11 (3–12). sanctified. b or  lifted up.
b Ezek. 43:21. 22 a heb  fat tail. c or  elevated.
17 a or  by. b 1 Sam. 9:24 (21–24). 28 a Ex. 27:21.
18 a tg  Sacrifice. 23 a tg  Bread, Unleavened. 29 a Ex. 28:2 (1–5).
b or  pleasing fragrance. 24 a or  lift them up as an b Num. 18:8.
Exodus 29:31–30:1 126

31 ¶ And thou shalt take the ram fourth part of an hin of beaten
of the consecration, and a seethe his b 
oil; and the fourth part of an hin
flesh in the holy place. of wine for a c drink offering.
32 And Aaron and his sons shall 41 And the other lamb thou shalt
eat the flesh of the ram, and the offer at a even, and shalt do thereto
bread that is in the basket, by the according to the b meat offering of
door of the tabernacle of the con- the morning, and according to the
gregation. drink offering thereof, for a sweet
33 And they shall a eat those things savour, an offering made by fire
wherewith the atonement was made, unto the Lord.
to consecrate and to sanctify them: 42 This shall be a continual burnt
but a b stranger shall not eat thereof, a 
offering throughout your genera-
because they are holy. tions at the door of the b taberna-
34 And if ought of the flesh of the cle of the congregation before the
consecrations, or of the bread, re- Lord: where I will meet you, to
main unto the morning, then thou c 
speak there unto thee.
shalt burn the remainder with 43 And there I will a meet with the
fire: it shall not be eaten, because children of Israel, and the b taberna-
it is holy. cle shall be sanctified by my glory.
35 And thus shalt thou do unto 44 And I will sanctify the taber-
Aaron, and to his sons, according to nacle of the congregation, and the
all things which I have commanded altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron
thee: a seven days shalt thou b con- and his sons, to minister to me in
secrate them. the priest’s office.
36 And thou shalt offer every 45 ¶ And a I will b dwell c among
day a bullock for a sin offering for the children of Israel, and will be
atonement: and thou shalt cleanse their d God.
the altar, when thou hast made an 46 And they shall know that I am
atonement for it, and thou shalt the Lord their God, that brought
anoint it, to sanctify it. them forth out of the land of Egypt,
37 Seven days thou shalt make an that I may dwell among them: I am
atonement for the altar, and sanc- the Lord their God.
tify it; and it shall be an altar most
holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar Chapter 30
shall be holy. An altar of incense is to be placed before
38 ¶ Now this is that which thou the veil—Atonement is to be made with
shalt a offer upon the altar; two the blood of the sin offering—Atonement
lambs b of the first year c day by day
continually. money is to be paid to ransom each
39 The one lamb thou shalt a offer male—Priests are to use holy anoint-
ing oil and perfume.
in the morning; and the other lamb
thou shalt offer at even: And thou shalt make an a altar to
40 And with the one lamb a tenth burn b incense upon: of c shittim
deal of flour mingled with the wood shalt thou make it.
31 a or  cook its flesh. 1 Chr. 16:40; Dan. 8:11. b Ex. 33:7.
Lev. 8:31 (31–32). b heb  a year old. c Lev. 16:2.
33 a Lev. 10:14 (12–15); c 2 Chr. 8:13 (12–13); 43 a
Ex. 25:22.
24:9 (5–9); Ezek. 46:13; b tg  Temple.
Luke 6:4. Mosiah 13:30. 45 a
Ex. 6:7.
b or  alien. 39 a 2 Kgs. 3:20. b Hag. 2:5.
35 a Lev. 8:33; 40 a or  measure. c tg  God, Presence of.
Ezek. 43:25. b Ezek. 45:24. d Ezek. 34:24 (20–31).
b or  engage in the c Ezek. 45:17. 30 1 a
1 Kgs. 6:22;
ordinance of setting 41 a Ps. 141:2. Ezek. 41:22; Rev. 11:1.
them apart. b heb  cereal, meal, or flour. b Ex. 35:15.
38 a Num. 28:3 (3–8); 42 a Num. 28:6 (3–8). c heb  acacia.
127 Exodus 30:2–20

2 A cubit shall be the length thereof, 11 ¶ And the Lord spake unto
and a cubit the breadth thereof; Moses, saying,
foursquare shall it be: and two cu- 12 When thou takest the a sum of
bits shall be the height thereof: the the children of Israel after their
horns thereof shall be a of the same. number, then shall they give every
3 And thou shalt a overlay it with man a b ransom for his soul unto the
pure gold, the top thereof, and the Lord, when thou numberest them;
sides thereof round about, and the that there be no plague among them,
horns thereof; and thou shalt make when thou numberest them.
unto it a b crown of gold round about. 13 This they shall a give, every one
4 And two golden rings shalt thou that passeth among them that are
make to it under the crown of it, numbered, half a b shekel after the
by the two corners thereof, upon c 
shekel of the sanctuary: (a d shekel
the two sides of it shalt thou make is twenty gerahs:) an half e shekel
it; and they shall be for places for shall be the offering of the Lord.
the staves to b bear it withal. 14 Every one that passeth among
5 And thou shalt make the staves them that are numbered, from
of shittim wood, and overlay them twenty years old and above, shall
with gold. give an offering unto the Lord.
6 And thou shalt put it before the 15 The rich shall not give more,
veil that is by the a ark of the testi- and the poor shall not give less than
mony, before the b mercy seat that half a shekel, when they give an of-
is over the testimony, where I will fering unto the Lord, to make an
meet with thee. a 
atonement for your souls.
7 And Aaron shall burn thereon 16 And thou shalt take the atone-
sweet a incense every morning: when ment a money of the children of
he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn Israel, and shalt appoint it for the
incense upon it. service of the b tabernacle of the
8 And when a Aaron lighteth the congregation; that it may be a me-
lamps at even, he shall burn in- morial unto the children of Israel
cense upon it, a perpetual incense before the Lord, to make an atone-
before the Lord throughout your ment for your souls.
generations. 17 ¶ And the Lord spake unto
9 Ye shall offer no a strange in- Moses, saying,
cense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, 18 Thou shalt also make a laver of
nor b meat offering; neither shall ye brass, and his foot also of brass, a to
pour drink offering thereon. wash withal: and thou shalt put it
10 And Aaron shall make an atone- between the tabernacle of the con-
ment upon the horns of it a once in a gregation and the altar, and thou
year with the b blood of the sin off­ shalt put water therein.
ering of c atonements: once in the 19 For Aaron and his sons shall
year shall he make atonement upon wash their hands and their feet
it throughout your generations: it thereat:
is most holy unto the Lord. 20 When they go into the taber­nacle
2 a ie  of one piece with the 2 Chr. 26:18 (16–23); 13 a Neh. 10:32.
altar. Ps. 141:2. b Gen. 23:15.
3 a 1 Kgs. 6:22. 8 a Ex. 27:21. c Lev. 27:25.
b heb  border. 9 a Lev. 10:1 (1–3). d Ezek. 45:12.
4 a heb  on two of its b or  meal offering. e Ex. 38:26;
trusses, or supporting 10 a Heb. 9:7. Matt. 17:27 (24–27).
frames. b tg  Blood, Symbolism of. 15 a Num. 31:50.
b or  carry it. c Lev. 4:20; 16 a 2 Chr. 24:6 (6–9).
6 a Ex. 16:34. 1 Chr. 6:49. b heb  tent of meeting
b Ex. 25:21 (16–22). 12 a or  census. (also vv. 18, 20, 26, 36).
7 a Ex. 31:11; 40:27; b Num. 31:50 (44–54); 18 a or  for washings.
1 Chr. 6:49; 2 Kgs. 12:4.
Exodus 30:21–31:3 128

of the congregation, they shall wash any other like it, after the composi-
with water, that they die not; or tion of it: it is holy, and it shall be
when they come near to the altar holy unto you.
to minister, to burn offering made 33 Whosoever compoundeth any
by fire unto the Lord: like it, or whosoever putteth any
21 So they shall wash their hands of it upon a stranger, shall even be
and their feet, that they die not: cut off from his people.
and it shall be a statute for ever to 34 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo-
them, even to him and to his seed ses, Take unto thee sweet a spices,
throughout their generations. stacte, and onycha, and galbanum;
22 ¶ Moreover the Lord spake unto these sweet spices with pure frank-
Moses, saying, incense: of each shall there be a
23 Take thou also unto thee princi- like weight:
pal a spices, of pure myrrh five hun- 35 And thou shalt make it a per-
dred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon fume, a confection after the art of
half so much, even two hundred and the apothecary, tempered together,
fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus pure and holy:
two hundred and fifty shekels, 36 And thou shalt beat some of
24 And of cassia five hundred shek- it very small, and put of it before
els, after the shekel of the sanctuary, the testimony in the tabernacle
and of a oil olive an hin: of the congregation, where I will
25 And thou shalt make it an a oil a 
meet with thee: it shall be unto
of holy b ointment, an ointment com- you most holy.
pound after the art of the c apothe- 37 And as for the perfume which
cary: it shall be an holy d anointing thou shalt make, ye shall not make
oil. to yourselves according to the com-
26 And thou shalt anoint the tab- position thereof: it shall be unto
ernacle of the congregation there- thee holy for the Lord.
with, and the ark of the testimony, 38 Whosoever shall make like unto
27 And the table and all a his ves- that, to smell thereto, shall even be
sels, and the candlestick and his cut off from his people.
vessels, and the altar of incense,
28 And the altar of burnt offering Chapter 31
with all his vessels, and the laver Artisans are inspired in building and
and his foot. furnishing the tabernacle—Israel is
29 And thou shalt a sanctify them, commanded to keep the Lord’s Sab-
that they may be most holy: what- baths—The death penalty is decreed for
soever toucheth them shall be holy. Sabbath desecration—Moses receives
30 And thou shalt a anoint Aaron the stone tablets.
and his sons, and consecrate them,
that they may minister unto me in And the Lord spake unto Moses,
the priest’s office. saying,
31 And thou shalt speak unto the 2 See, I have called by name a Beza­
children of Israel, saying, This shall leel the son of Uri, the son of Hur,
be an holy a anointing oil unto me of the tribe of Judah:
throughout your generations. 3 And I have filled him with the
32 Upon a man’s flesh shall it not a 
spirit of God, in b wisdom, and in
be poured, neither shall ye make understanding, and in c knowledge,
23 a Ex. 35:28. 29 a or  consecrate. 3 a tg  God, Spirit of;
24 a or  olive oil. 30 a Ex. 40:15 (12–15). Holy Ghost, Gifts of;
25 a Ex. 31:11; 35:15; 31 a Ex. 31:11. Teaching with the
1 Kgs. 1:39. 32 a ie  the common man Spirit.
b or  anointing. who is not a priest. b tg  God, Wisdom of;
c heb  perfumer. 34 a Ex. 25:6 (1–9). Wisdom.
d tg  Anointing. 36 a Ex. 25:22. c tg  Knowledge.
27 a or  its utensils. 31 2 a Ex. 35:30; 36:1 (1–4).
129 Exodus 31:4–32:1

and in all manner of d workman- 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath there-
ship, fore; for it is a holy unto you: every
4 To devise a cunning works, to one that defileth it shall surely
work in b gold, and in silver, and be put to b death: for whosoever
in brass, doeth any work therein, that soul
5 And in a cutting of stones, to set shall be cut off from among his
them, and in carving of timber, to people.
work in all manner of workmanship. 15 Six days may work be done;
6 And I, behold, I have given with but in the seventh is the sabbath of
him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, a 
rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever
of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts doeth any b work in the sabbath day,
of all that are a wise hearted I have he shall surely be put to death.
put b wisdom, that they may make 16 Wherefore the children of Israel
all that I have commanded thee; shall keep the sabbath, to observe
7 The a tabernacle of the congrega- the sabbath throughout their gen-
tion, and the ark of the testimony, erations, for a perpetual a covenant.
and the mercy seat that is there- 17 It is a sign between me and the
upon, and all the furniture of the children of Israel for ever: for in a six
tabernacle, days the Lord b made heaven and
8 And the table and a his furniture, earth, and on the c seventh day he
and the pure candlestick with all his d 
rested, and was e refreshed.
furniture, and the altar of incense, 18 ¶ And he gave unto Moses, when
9 And the altar of burnt offering he had made an end of commun-
with all his furniture, and the laver ing with him upon mount Sinai,
and his foot, two a tables of b testimony, tables of
10 And the a cloths of service, and stone, c written with the finger of
the holy garments for Aaron the God.
priest, and the garments of his sons,
to minister in the priest’s office, Chapter 32
11 And the a anointing oil, and Aaron makes a golden calf, which Israel
sweet b incense for the holy place: worships—Moses serves as a mediator
according to all that I have com- between God and rebellious Israel—
manded thee shall they do. Moses breaks the tablets of stone—The
12 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Levites slay about 3,000 rebels—Moses
Moses, saying, pleads and intercedes for the people.
13 Speak thou also unto the chil-
dren of Israel, saying, Verily my And when the people saw that Moses
sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a a 
delayed to come down out of the
sign between me and you through- mount, the people gathered them-
out your generations; that ye may selves together unto Aaron, and
know that I am the Lord that doth said unto him, Up, make us b gods,
sanctify you. which shall c go before us; for as for
3 d tg  Art. 13 a tg  Sabbath. b tg  Creation.
4 a or  artistic designs. 14 a tg  Holiness. c tg  Sabbath.
b 2 Ne. 5:15. b Ex. 35:2 (1–3); d tg  Rest.
5 a tg  Skill. Num. 15:35 (32–36). e Gen. 2:3 (1–3).
6 a Ex. 35:10. 15 a tg  Rest. 18 a Ex. 24:12; 34:1;
b tg  Talents. b Ex. 35:2; Deut. 4:13; 10:1 (1–5);
7 a heb  tent of meeting. Mosiah 13:18 (16–19); 2 Cor. 3:3.
8 a heb  its utensils. Moses 3:3; tg  Law of Moses.
10 a heb  officiating Abr. 5:3. b tg  Testimony.
garments. 16 a tg  Covenants. c tg  Scriptures,
Ex. 35:19. 17 a Gen. 1:31 (1–31); Writing of.
11 a Ex. 30:25, 31; Ex. 20:11 (8–11); 32 1 a Ex. 24:18; 34:28;
Mark 6:13 (7–13); Mosiah 13:19 (16–19); Deut. 9:9.
James 5:14 (14–15). Moses 2:31 (24–31); b Ex. 32:23; Acts 7:40.
b Ex. 25:6; 30:7. Abr. 4:31 (1–31). c Ex. 13:21.
Exodus 32:2–16 130

this Moses, the man that brought have seen this people, and, behold,
us up out of the land of Egypt, we it is a a stiffnecked people:
wot not what is become of him. 10 Now therefore let me alone,
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break that my a wrath may wax hot against
off the a golden earrings, which are them, and that I may b consume
in the ears of your wives, of your them: and I will make of thee a
sons, and of your daughters, and great c nation.
bring them unto me. 11 And Moses a besought the Lord
3 And all the people brake off the his God, and said, Lord, why doth
golden earrings which were in their thy wrath wax hot against thy
ears, and brought them unto Aaron. people, which thou hast brought
4 And he received them at their forth out of the land of Egypt with
hand, and fashioned it with a grav- great power, and with a mighty
ing tool, after he had made it a a mol- hand?
ten calf: and they said, b These be 12 Wherefore should the a Egyp-
thy c gods, O Israel, which brought tians speak, and say, For mischief
thee up out of the land of Egypt. did he bring them out, to slay them
5 And when Aaron saw it, he built in the mountains, and to consume
an altar before it; and Aaron made them from the face of the earth?
proclamation, and said, To morrow Turn from thy fierce b wrath, and c re-
is a feast to the Lord. pent of this evil against thy people.
6 And they rose up early on the 13 Remember a Abraham, Isaac,
morrow, and offered burnt offer- and Israel, thy servants, to whom
ings, and brought a peace offerings; thou b swarest by thine own self, and
and the b people sat down to eat and saidst unto them, I will c multiply
to drink, and rose up to play. your d seed as the stars of heaven,
7 ¶ And the Lord said unto Mo- and all this e land that I have spo-
ses, Go, get thee down; for thy peo- ken of will I give unto your seed,
ple, which thou broughtest out of and they shall inherit it for ever.
the land of Egypt, have a corrupted 14 a And the Lord b repented of the
themselves: evil which he thought to do unto
8 They have a turned aside b quickly his people.
out of the way which I commanded 15 ¶ And Moses turned, and went
them: they have made them a c mol- down from the mount, and the two
ten calf, and have worshipped it, a 
tables of the testimony were in his
and have sacrificed thereunto, and hand: the tables were written on both
said, These be thy gods, O Israel, their sides; on the one side and on
which have brought thee up out of the other were they written.
the land of Egypt. 16 And the a tables were the work
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, I of God, and the b writing was the
1 d or  know (also v. 23). 8 a Deut. 9:16; b jst  Ex. 32:12 . . . wrath.
2 a Judg. 8:26 (24–27). 1 Ne. 17:30 (30–31, 42); Thy people will repent of
4 a Neh. 9:18; D&C 84:24 (23–25). this evil; therefore come
Ps. 106:19; b Alma 46:8; thou not out against them.
D&C 124:84. Hel. 12:4 (2–7). c Gen. 6:6; Ex. 32:14;
b Alma 30:53. c Ex. 20:4 (3–4, 23). Deut. 9:19.
c Ex. 20:23; 9 a tg  Apostasy of Israel; 13 a 2 Kgs. 13:23.
Acts 7:41; Stiffnecked. b Gen. 22:16 (15–19).
Rom. 1:23 (18–25). 10 a Ex. 22:24; c D&C 27:10; Abr. 1:2.
tg  Idolatry. D&C 84:24. d tg  Seed of Abraham.
6 a Ex. 24:5 (5–8). b Deut. 9:14 (13–14), e tg  Promised Lands.
b 1 Cor. 10:7. 19 (18–20); 14 a jst  Ex. 32:14 (Appendix).
7 a Gen. 6:11 (11–13); Ps. 106:23. b Gen. 6:6; Ex. 32:12;
Deut. 4:16 (14–19); c Num. 14:12. Num. 23:19.
9:12 (11–15); 11 a Deut. 9:18 (18, 26–29). 15 a Ex. 24:12; 34:29; Deut. 4:13.
Hosea 9:9 (7–9); 12 a Num. 14:13 (13–16); 16 a tg  Law of Moses.
D&C 38:11. Deut. 9:28. b tg  Scriptures, Writing of.
131 Exodus 32:17–33

writing of God, graven upon the people were a naked; (for Aaron had
tables. made them b naked unto their shame
17 And when a Joshua heard the among their enemies:)
noise of the people as they b shouted, 26 Then Moses stood in the gate of
he said unto Moses, There is a noise the camp, and said, Who is on the
of war in the camp. Lord’s side? let him come unto me.
18 And he said, It is not the voice And all the sons of Levi gathered
of them that a shout for mastery, nei- themselves together unto him.
ther is it the voice of them that cry 27 And he said unto them, Thus
for being overcome: but the noise saith the Lord God of Israel, Put
of them that sing do I hear. every man his sword by his side,
19 ¶ And it came to pass, as soon and go in and out from gate to gate
as he came nigh unto the camp, that throughout the camp, and a slay ev-
he a saw the calf, and the dancing: ery man his brother, and every man
and Moses’ b anger waxed hot, and his companion, and every man his
he cast the tables out of his hands, neighbour.
and c brake them beneath the mount. 28 And the children of Levi did
20 And he took the a calf which according to the word of Moses: and
they had made, and burnt it in the there fell of the people that day
fire, and ground it to powder, and about three thousand men.
strawed it upon the c water, and 29 For Moses had said, a Consecrate
made the children of Israel drink of it. yourselves to day to the Lord, even
21 And Moses said unto Aaron, every man upon his b son, and upon
What did this people unto thee, his brother; that he may bestow
that thou hast brought so great a upon you a c blessing this day.
sin upon them? 30 ¶ And it came to pass on the
22 And Aaron said, Let not the morrow, that Moses said unto the
anger of my lord wax hot: thou people, Ye have a sinned a great
knowest the people, that they are sin: and now I will go up unto the
set on c mischief. Lord; b peradventure I shall make
23 For they said unto me, a Make an c atonement for your sin.
us b gods, which shall go before us: 31 And Moses returned unto the
for as for this Moses, the man that Lord, and said, Oh, this people have
brought us up out of the land of sinned a great sin, and have made
Egypt, we wot not what is become them a gods of gold.
of him. 32 Yet now, if thou wilt a forgive
24 And I said unto them, Whoso- their sin—; and if not, b blot me, I
ever hath any gold, let them break pray thee, out of thy c book which
it off. So they gave it me: then I cast thou hast d written.
it into the fire, and there came out 33 And the Lord said unto Moses,
this calf. a 
Whosoever hath b sinned against
25 ¶ And when Moses saw that the me, him will I c blot out of my d book.
17 a Ex. 17:9; 24:13; 33:11. 23 a Acts 7:40; tg  Worship.
31 a
b tg  Rioting and Reveling. 1 Ne. 17:42. 32 a
Deut. 9:26 (18, 26–29).
18 a heb  call for courage. b Ex. 32:1. b Rom. 9:3.
19 a Deut. 9:16 (16–17, 21). 25 a or  riotous, let loose. c Ps. 139:16.
b tg  Anger. b 2 Chr. 28:19; d Luke 10:20.
c Ex. 34:1; 2 Ne. 9:14; 33 a
A of F 1:2.
D&C 84:23 (19–26). Morm. 9:5. b tg  Accountability.
20 a Deut. 9:21. 27 a Num. 25:5. c Mosiah 26:36;
b or  strewed. 29 a tg  Dedication. Alma 1:24; 6:3;
c Deut. 9:21. b Deut. 13:6 (6–11). Moro. 6:7;
22 a Gen. 44:18; c D&C 130:20; 132:5. D&C 20:83.
Deut. 9:20. 30 a 1 Sam. 12:20 (20–25). d tg  Book of Life;
b Ex. 16:20 (19–21). b or  perhaps. Book of Remembrance;
c Ex. 14:11; 17:2 (2, 4). c Num. 25:13. Record Keeping.
Exodus 32:34–33:12 132

34 Therefore now go, a lead the peo- come up into the midst of thee in a
ple unto the place of which I have moment, and consume thee: there-
spoken unto thee: behold, mine fore now put off thy ornaments
Angel shall go before thee: never-
from thee, that I may know what
theless in the day when I visit I will to do unto thee.
visit their sin upon them. 6 And the children of Israel strip­
35 And the Lord plagued the peo- ped themselves of their ornaments
ple, because they made the calf, by the mount Horeb.
which Aaron made. 7 And Moses took the tabernacle,
and pitched it without the camp,
Chapter 33 afar off from the camp, and called
it the a Tabernacle of the congre-
The Lord promises to be with Israel gation. And it came to pass, that
and drive out the people of the land— every one which sought the Lord
The tabernacle of the congregation is went out unto the b tabernacle of
moved away from the camp—The Lord the congregation, which was with-
speaks to Moses face to face in the tab- out the camp.
ernacle—Later, Moses sees the glory of 8 And it came to pass, when Moses
God but not His face.
went out unto the tabernacle, that
And the Lord said unto Moses, a De- all the people rose up, and stood
part, and go up hence, thou and the every man at his a tent door, and
people which thou hast brought up looked after Moses, until he was
out of the land of Egypt, unto the gone into the tabernacle.
land which I sware unto Abraham, 9 And it came to pass, as Moses
to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto entered into the tabernacle, the
thy b seed will I give it: a 
cloudy pillar descended, and stood
2 And I will send an a angel before at the door of the tabernacle, and
thee; and I will drive out the b Ca- the Lord talked with Moses.
naanite, the Amorite, and the Hit- 10 And all the people saw the
tite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, cloudy pillar stand at the taberna-
and the Jebusite: cle door: and all the people rose
3 Unto a land a flowing with milk up and worshipped, every man in
and honey: for I will not go up in his tent door.
the midst of thee; for thou art a 11 And the Lord a spake unto Moses
stiffnecked people: lest I consume b 
face to face, as a man c speaketh unto
thee in the way. his d friend. And he turned again into
4 ¶ And when the people heard the camp: but his servant e Joshua,
these evil tidings, they a mourned: the son of f Nun, a young man, de-
and no man did put on him his parted not out of the tabernacle.
ornaments. 12 ¶ And Moses said unto the
5 For the Lord had said unto Mo- Lord, See, thou sayest unto me,
ses, Say unto the children of Israel, a 
Bring up this people: and thou hast
Ye are a a stiffnecked people: b I will not let me know whom thou wilt
34 a Ex. 33:12. would consume . . . b tg  God, Body of,
b Num. 20:16. 7 a Ex. 25:9 (8–9, 22, 40); Corporeal Nature;
33 1 a Deut. 10:11. 29:42 (42–43); God, Privilege of Seeing.
b Gen. 12:7; D&C 124:38. c tg  Communication.
Abr. 2:6 (3–6, 19). b heb  tent of meeting d Ether 12:39;
tg  Seed of Abraham. (also vv. 9–11). D&C 84:63; 88:62; 93:45.
2 a tg  Angels. 8 a Num. 16:27. e Ex. 17:9; 24:13; 32:17.
b Ex. 3:17 (8, 17); 13:5. 9 a Ex. 14:19 (19, 24); f Num. 11:28;
3 a Ex. 13:5. Ps. 99:7; 1 Kgs. 16:34;
4 a Num. 14:39. D&C 84:5. Neh. 8:17.
b Ezek. 24:17 (17, 23). 11 a tg  Jesus Christ, 12 a Ex. 32:34.
5 a tg  Stiffnecked. Appearances,
b or  if I came up . . . I Antemortal.
133 Exodus 33:13–34:4

send with me. Yet thou hast said, 21 And the Lord said, Behold, there
I b know thee by c name, and thou is a place by me, and thou shalt
hast also found grace in my sight. stand upon a rock:
13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if 22 And it shall come to pass, while
I have found a grace in thy sight, my glory passeth by, that I will put
shew me now thy c way, that I may thee in a clift of the rock, and will
know thee, that I may find grace cover thee with my hand a while I
in thy sight: and consider that this pass by:
nation is d thy e people. 23 And I will take away mine hand,
14 And he said, My a presence shall and thou shalt a see my b back parts:
go with thee, and I will give thee b rest. but my face shall not be c seen.
15 And he said unto him, If thy
presence go not with me, carry us Chapter 34
not up hence. Moses hews new tables of stone—He
16 For wherein shall it be known goes up into Mount Sinai for forty
here that I and thy people have
found grace in thy sight? is it not days—The Lord proclaims His name
in that thou a goest with us? so shall and attributes and reveals His law—He
we be b separated, I and thy people, makes another covenant with Israel—
from all the people that are upon The skin of Moses’ face shines, and he
the face of the earth. wears a veil.
17 And the Lord said unto Moses, a 
And the Lord said unto Moses,
I will b do this thing also that thou b 
Hew thee two c tables of stone like
hast spoken: for thou hast found unto the first: and I will d write
grace in my sight, and I know thee upon these tables the words that
by name. were in the first tables, which thou
18 And he said, I beseech thee, e 
shew me thy b glory. 2 And be ready in the morning,
19 And he said, I will make all and come up in the morning unto
my a goodness pass before thee, and mount Sinai, and present thyself
I will b proclaim the name of the there to me in the a top of the mount.
Lord before thee; and will be gra- 3 And no man shall a come up with
cious to whom I will be gracious, thee, neither let any man be seen
and will shew c mercy on whom I throughout all the mount; neither
will shew mercy. let the flocks nor herds feed before
20 a And he said, Thou canst not that mount.
see my face: for b there shall no man 4 ¶ And he hewed two a tables of
see me, and live. stone like unto the first; and Moses
12 b John 10:14. 1 Kgs. 8:53. 23 a tg  God, Knowledge
c Isa. 45:3 (3–4); tg  Separation. about.
JS—H 1:33 (17, 33, 49). 17 a James 5:16. b tg  God, Body of,
13 a tg  Grace. b Hel. 10:5 (4–5). Corporeal Nature.
b Ps. 119:33. 18 a tg  God, Privilege of c jst  Ex. 33:23 . . . seen,
c Ps. 25:4 (1–5); Seeing. as at other times; for I
143:8 (5–12); b tg  Jesus Christ, Glory of. am angry with my people
John 14:6; 19 a Ex. 34:6 (5–7); Israel.
2 Ne. 9:41; 31:21 (17–21); Jer. 31:14. 34 1 a jst  Ex. 34:1–2
Alma 37:46; b Ex. 34:5. (Appendix).
D&C 132:22 (22, 25). c D&C 64:10 (9–11). b Ex. 34:29 (28–35).
d Ex. 34:9. tg  Compassion. c Ex. 24:12; 31:18;
e Deut. 9:29; 1 Kgs. 8:51; 20 a jst  Ex. 33:20 (Appendix). Deut. 10:1 (1–2);
Neh. 1:10; Joel 2:17. b Moses 1:11. 2 Cor. 3:3.
14 a Isa. 63:9 (8–9). c tg  God, Privilege of d Ex. 34:28.
b tg  Rest. Seeing; Jesus Christ, Ap- e Ex. 32:19.
16 a Num. 14:14. pearances, Antemortal. 2 a Ex. 19:20.
b or  special, distinctive 22 a heb  until I have gone 3 a Ex. 19:12 (12–13, 21).
people. past. 4 a Deut. 10:3 (1–4).
Exodus 34:5–18 134

rose up early in the morning, and see the work of the Lord: for it
went up unto mount Sinai, as the is a b terrible thing that I will do
Lord had commanded him, and took with thee.
in his hand the two tables of stone. 11  a Observe thou that which I
5 And the Lord descended in the command thee this day: behold,
cloud, and stood with him there, and I b drive out before thee the Amorite,
proclaimed the name of the Lord. and the Canaanite, and the Hittite,
6 And the Lord passed by before and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and
him, and proclaimed, The Lord, the Jebusite.
The Lord God, a merciful and b gra- 12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou
cious, c longsuffering, and abundant make a a covenant with the b inhab-
in d goodness and truth, itants of the land whither thou
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, goest, lest it c be for a snare in the
forgiving iniquity and transgres- midst of thee:
sion and b sin, c and that will by no 13 But ye shall a destroy their b al-
means d clear the e guilty; visiting the tars, break their images, and cut
iniquity of the fathers upon the down their c groves:
children, and upon the children’s 14 For thou shalt worship a no other
children, unto the third and to the b 
god: for the Lord, whose name is
fourth generation. Jealous, is a d jealous God:

8 And Moses made haste, and 15 Lest thou make a a covenant

bowed his head toward the earth, with the inhabitants of the land, and
and worshipped. they go a b whoring after their c gods,
9 And he said, If now I have found and do sacrifice unto their gods, and
grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my d 
one e call thee, and thou f eat of his
Lord, I pray thee, go among us; sacrifice;
for it is a b stiffnecked people; and 16 And thou a take of their b daugh-
pardon our iniquity and our sin, ters unto thy sons, and their daugh-
and take us for d thine e inheritance. ters go a whoring after their gods,
10 ¶ And he said, Behold, I make and make thy sons go a whoring
a covenant: before all thy people after their gods.
I will do a marvels, such as have 17 Thou shalt make thee no mol-
not been done in all the earth, ten a gods.
nor in any nation: and all the peo- 18 ¶ The a feast of b unleavened
ple among which thou art shall bread shalt thou keep. Seven days
5 a Ex. 33:19. 8 a Ex. 4:31; 1 Kgs. 16:33;
6 a tg  God, Mercy of; 2 Ne. 12:9; 2 Kgs. 17:10 (10–12).
Mercy. 3 Ne. 11:19 (18–19); 14 a Ex. 20:3 (3, 5).
b Ps. 145:8; Moses 6:31. b Ps. 16:4;
D&C 76:5. 9 a tg  Grace. 2 Ne. 9:37 (37–38);
c tg  Forbear. b tg  Stiffnecked. Alma 7:6.
d Ex. 33:19; c tg  Forgive. c jst  Ex. 34:14 . . .
2 Ne. 4:17; 9:10; d Ex. 33:13. Jehovah . . .
Mosiah 4:11; 5:3; e tg  Inheritance. Mosiah 13:13.
Moro. 8:3; D&C 86:11. 10 a tg  Miracle. d Ex. 20:5.
7 a tg  Forgive. b Deut. 10:21; 15 a tg  Separation.
b Moro. 10:33; Ps. 145:6; Isa. 64:3. b Deut. 31:16.
D&C 84:61 (60–61). 11 a Deut. 6:25. c Judg. 2:17.
c or  but who. b Ex. 13:5; d or  they.
d Josh. 24:19; 1 Ne. 17:32 (32–38). e Num. 25:2 (1–2).
Alma 11:40 (40–41); 12 a Ex. 23:32 (31–33); f Ps. 106:28;
D&C 56:14; 64:10. Judg. 2:2 (1–5). 1 Cor. 10:27.
e jst  Ex. 34:7 . . . b tg  Gentiles. 16 a tg  Marriage, Interfaith.
rebellious . . . c or  become a. b 1 Kgs. 16:31.
Micah 6:11 (10–15); 13 a Deut. 7:5; 12:3. 17 a Deut. 27:15;
Nahum 1:3; b Hosea 8:11. 2 Chr. 28:2.
2 Ne. 23:11. c heb  asherim, or cultic 18 a Ex. 23:14 (14–19).
f tg  Accountability. deities. b Ex. 12:15.
135 Exodus 34:19–35

thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as the tenor of these words I have made
I commanded thee, in the c time of a covenant with thee and with Israel.
the month d Abib: for in the e month 28 And he was there with the Lord
Abib thou camest out from Egypt. a 
forty days and forty nights; he did
19 All that a openeth the b matrix neither b eat bread, nor drink wa-
is mine; and every firstling among ter. And he c wrote upon the tables
thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that the words of the d covenant, the e ten
is male. f 
20 But the firstling of an ass thou 29 ¶ And it came to pass, when
shalt redeem with a lamb: and if Moses came down from mount Sinai
thou redeem him not, then shalt thou with the a two b tables of testimony
break his neck. All the a firstborn in Moses’ hand, when he came down
of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And from the mount, that Moses c wist
none shall appear before me empty. not that the skin of his face d shone
21 ¶ Six days thou shalt work, but while he talked with him.
on the seventh day thou shalt a rest: 30 And when Aaron and all the
in b earing time and in harvest thou children of Israel saw Moses, be-
shalt rest. hold, the skin of his face shone; and
22 ¶ And thou shalt observe the they were afraid to come nigh him.
feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of 31 And Moses called unto them;
wheat harvest, and the feast of in- and Aaron and all the a rulers of
gathering at the year’s end. the congregation returned unto
23 ¶ a Thrice in the year shall all him: and Moses talked with them.
your men children appear before 32 And afterward all the children
the Lord God, the God of Israel. of Israel came nigh: and he gave
24 For I will a cast out the nations them in commandment all that
before thee, and enlarge thy bor- the Lord had spoken with him in
ders: neither shall any man b desire mount Sinai.
thy land, when thou shalt go up to 33 And till Moses had done speak-
appear before the Lord thy God ing with them, he put a a veil on
thrice in the year. his face.
25 Thou shalt not offer the a blood 34 But when Moses went in before
of my sacrifice with b leaven; neither the Lord to speak with him, he
shall the sacrifice of the feast of the took the veil off, until he came out.
passover be c left unto the morning. And he came out, and spake unto
26 The first of the a firstfruits of the children of Israel that which he
thy land thou shalt bring unto the was commanded.
house of the Lord thy God. Thou 35 And the children of Israel saw
shalt not b seethe a kid in his moth- the face of Moses, that the skin of
er’s milk. Moses’ face shone: and Moses put
27 And the Lord said unto Moses, the veil upon his face again, until
Write thou these words: for b after he went in to speak with him.
18 c or  appointed feast. c Ex. 12:10; Deut. 16:4. tg  Fast, Fasting.
d Ex. 23:15. 26 a Ex. 23:19; Deut. 26:2; c Ex. 34:1.
e Ex. 12:2. Neh. 10:35. d Ps. 78:10.
19 a Ex. 13:2 (2, 12). b ie  cook a young goat e Deut. 4:13.
b Luke 2:23. in its mother’s milk—a f tg  Law of Moses.
20 a tg  Firstborn. ritual food of the 29 a Ex. 34:1 (1–2).
21 a tg  Rest. fertility cults. b Ex. 32:15.
b heb  plowing. Ex. 23:19; Deut. 14:21. c or  knew.
22 a Ex. 23:16; Acts 2:1. 27 a tg  Scribe; d Mosiah 13:5 (5–6);
23 a Ex. 23:14 (14, 17). Scriptures, Writing of. Hel. 5:36; D&C 110:3;
24 a Lev. 18:24. b or  according to. JS—H 1:32.
b Prov. 16:7. 28 a Ex. 24:18; 32:1; tg  Transfiguration.
25 a Ex. 23:18. Deut. 9:9 (9, 18). 31 a or  leaders.
b tg  Leaven. b Luke 18:12. 33 a tg  Veil.
Exodus 35:1–22 136

Chapter 35 his covering, b his taches, and his

boards, his bars, his pillars, and
Israel is admonished to observe the his sockets,
Sabbath—Free gifts are offered for the 12 The a ark, and the staves thereof,
tabernacle—The calls and inspiration with the mercy seat, and the veil of
of certain artisans are confirmed. the covering,
And Moses gathered all the congre- 13 The a table, and his staves, and
gation of the children of Israel to- all b his vessels, and the c shewbread,
gether, and said unto them, These 14 The a candlestick also for the
are the words which the Lord hath light, and his furniture, and his
commanded, that ye should do them. lamps, with the b oil for the light,
2 a Six days shall b work be done, 15 And the a incense altar, and his
but on the seventh day there shall staves, and the b anointing oil, and
be to you an holy day, a c sabbath of the sweet incense, and the c hang-
rest to the Lord: whosoever doeth ing for the door at the entering in
work therein shall be put to d death. of the tabernacle,
3 Ye shall a kindle no fire through- 16 The a altar of burnt offering,
out your habitations upon the sab- with his brasen grate, his staves,
bath day. and all his vessels, the laver and
4 ¶ And Moses spake unto all the b 
his foot,
congregation of the children of Is- 17 The hangings of the court, his
rael, saying, This is the thing which pillars, and their sockets, and the
the Lord a commanded, saying, hanging for the door of the court,
5 Take ye from among you an off­ 18 The a pins of the tabernacle, and
ering unto the Lord: whosoever is the pins of the court, and their cords,
of a a willing heart, let him bring it, 19 The a cloths of service, to do
an offering of the Lord; gold, and service in the holy place, the holy
silver, and brass, garments for Aaron the priest, and
6 And blue, and purple, and scar- the garments of his sons, to minis-
let, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, ter in the priest’s office.
7 And rams’ skins dyed red, and 20 ¶ And all the congregation of
badgers’ skins, and a shittim wood, the children of Israel departed from
8 And oil for the light, and spices the presence of Moses.
for anointing oil, and for the sweet 21 And they came, every one whose
incense, a 
heart stirred him up, and every one
9 And onyx stones, and stones to whom his spirit made b willing, and
be set for the a ephod, and for the they brought the Lord’s c offering
breastplate. d 
to the work of the e tabernacle of
10 And a every wise hearted among the congregation, and for all his
you shall come, and make all that service, and for the holy garments.
the Lord hath commanded; 22 And they came, both men and
11 The a tabernacle, his tent, and women, as many as were willing
35 2 a Ex. 20:9. 10 a ie  every one that is b Ex. 30:25 (23–38).
b Ex. 31:15 (14–15). talented or skilled. c or  screen or curtain.
c Jarom 1:5; Ex. 28:3; 31:6. Ex. 26:36.
Mosiah 18:23; 11 a Ex. 26:1 (1–30); 16 a Ex. 27:1 (1–8); 38:1 (1–7).
D&C 59:10 (9–12). Heb. 8:5; b or  its base.
d Ex. 31:14; D&C 124:38. 18 a or  pegs.
Num. 15:35 (32–36). b or  its hooks. 19 a heb  officiating
tg  Capital Punishment. 12 a Ex. 25:10 (10–16). garments.
3 a Ex. 16:23; 13 a Ex. 25:23 (23–29). Ex. 31:10; 39:1 (1, 41).
D&C 59:13. b or  its utensils. 21 a Ex. 36:2.
4 a Ex. 25:2 (1–7). c tg  Bread, Shewbread. b tg  Initiative.
5 a D&C 59:15; 64:22, 34. 14 a Ex. 25:31 (31–39). c tg  Generosity.
7 a heb  acacia (also v. 24). b Ex. 27:20. d or  for use in.
9 a Ex. 29:5. 15 a Ex. 30:1 (1–10). e heb  tent of meeting.
137 Exodus 35:23–36:3

hearted, and brought a bracelets, and the spirit of God, in a wisdom, in

earrings, and rings, and tablets, all understanding, and in knowledge,
jewels of gold: and every man that and in all manner of b workmanship;
offered offered an c offering of gold 32 And to devise a curious works,
unto the Lord. to work in gold, and in silver, and
23 And every man, with whom was in brass,
found blue, and purple, and scar- 33 And in the cutting of stones, to
let, and fine a linen, and goats’ hair, set them, and in carving of wood, to
and red skins of rams, and badgers’ a 
make any manner of cunning work.
skins, brought them. 34 And he hath put in his heart
24 Every one that did offer an off­ that he may a teach, both he, and
ering of silver and brass brought Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of
the Lord’s a offering: and every the tribe of Dan.
man, with whom was found shittim 35 Them hath he filled with a wis-
wood for any work of the service, dom of heart, to b work all manner
brought it. of work, of the engraver, and of the
25 And all the women that were c 
cunning workman, and of the em-
wise hearted did spin with their broiderer, in blue, and in purple,
hands, and brought that which they in scarlet, and in fine linen, and
had spun, both of blue, and of pur- of the weaver, even of them that do
ple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. any work, and of those that devise
26 And all the women whose heart cunning work.
stirred them up a in wisdom spun
goats’ hair. Chapter 36
27 And the a rulers brought onyx Wise-hearted men are chosen to work
stones, and stones to be set, for the on the tabernacle—Moses restrains the
ephod, and for the breastplate; people from donating any more material.
28 And a spice, and oil for the light,
and for the anointing oil, and for Then wrought a Bezaleel and Aho-
the sweet incense. liab, and b every wise hearted man,
29 The children of Israel brought in whom the Lord put c wisdom and
a a willing offering unto the Lord, understanding to know how to work
every man and woman, whose heart all manner of work d for the service
made them willing to bring for all of the sanctuary, according to all
manner of work, which the Lord that the Lord had commanded.
had commanded to be made by the 2 And Moses called Bezaleel and
hand of Moses. Aholiab, and every wise hearted
30 ¶ And Moses said unto the chil- man, in whose a heart the Lord had
dren of Israel, See, the Lord hath put wisdom, even every one whose
called by name a Bezaleel the son heart stirred him up to come unto
of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe the work to do it:
of Judah; 3 And they received of Moses all
31 And he hath filled him with the a offering, which the children of
22 a Num. 31:50; 31 a tg  Wisdom. b tg  Art.
Alma 31:28. b tg  Industry. c or  skilled craftsman.
b or  gold jewelry. 32 a or  artistic things (also 36 1 a Ex. 31:2 (1–6).
c Ex. 38:24. v. 35). b or  all the able men
23 a Ex. 25:4 (4–5). 33 a or  do . . . of skilled (see also v. 4).
24 a Ex. 36:3. craftsmanship. c Ex. 35:35;
25 a Ex. 28:3. 34 a Moro. 10:9 (9–10); 1 Kgs. 7:14.
26 a ie  unto skills. D&C 38:23; 42:14; tg  Holy Ghost,
27 a or  presidents or 88:77 (77–79, 118); Gifts of.
presiding officers. 107:85 (85–89). d ie  in the construction
28 a Ex. 30:23. 35 a Ex. 36:1 (1–2); of (see also vv. 2, 8).
29 a or  freewill. 1 Kgs. 7:14. 2 a Ex. 35:21.
30 a Ex. 31:2 (2–6). tg  Talents. 3 a Ex. 35:24 (21–29).
Exodus 36:4–26 138

Israel had brought for the work of gold, and coupled the curtains one
the service of the sanctuary, to make unto another with the taches: so it
it withal. And they brought yet unto became one tabernacle.
him b free offerings every morning. 14 ¶ And he made curtains of
4 And all the a  wise men, that goats’ hair for the tent over the tab-
wrought all the work of the sanc- ernacle: eleven curtains he made
tuary, came every man from his them.
work which they made; 15 The length of one curtain was
5 ¶ And they spake unto Moses, thirty cubits, and four cubits was the
saying, The people a bring much breadth of one curtain: the eleven
more than enough for the service curtains were of one size.
of the work, which the Lord com- 16 And he coupled five curtains
manded to make. by themselves, and six curtains by
6 And Moses gave commandment, themselves.
and they caused it to be proclaimed 17 And he made fifty loops upon
throughout the camp, saying, Let the uttermost edge of  a the curtain
neither man nor woman make any in the coupling, and fifty loops
more work for the offering of the made he upon the edge of the cur-
sanctuary. So the people were re- tain which coupleth the second.
strained from bringing. 18 And he made fifty taches of
7 For the a stuff they had was suf- brass to couple the tent together,
ficient for all the work to make it, that it might be one.
and too much. 19 And he made a covering for the
8 ¶ And every wise hearted man tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and
among them that wrought the work a covering of badgers’ skins above
of the tabernacle a made ten b curtains that.
of fine twined linen, and blue, and 20 ¶ And he made a boards for
purple, and scarlet: with cherubims the tabernacle of b shittim wood,
of cunning work made he them. standing up.
9 The length of a one curtain was 21 The length of a board was ten
twenty and eight cubits, and the cubits, and the breadth of a board
breadth of one curtain four cubits: one cubit and a half.
the curtains were all of one size. 22 One board had two tenons,
10 And he coupled the five cur- a 
equally distant one from another:
tains one unto another: and the thus did he make for all the boards
other five curtains he coupled one of the tabernacle.
unto another. 23 And he made boards for the
11 And he made loops of blue on tabernacle; twenty boards for the
the edge of one curtain a from the south side southward:
selvedge in the coupling: likewise 24 And forty a sockets of silver he
he made in the uttermost side of made under the twenty boards; two
another curtain, in the coupling of sockets under one board for his
the second. two tenons, and two sockets under
12 Fifty loops made he in one another board for his two tenons.
curtain, and fifty loops made he in 25 And for the other side of the
the edge of the curtain which was tabernacle, which is toward the
in the coupling of the second: the north corner, he made twenty
loops held one curtain to another. boards,
13 And he made fifty a taches of 26 And their forty sockets of
3 b or  freewill. 9 a or  each. 20 a Ex. 26:15 (15–29).
4 a tg  Wisdom. 11 a heb  on the outside of b heb  acacia.
5 a tg  Generosity. the first set. 22 a heb  which made them
7 a or  materials. 13 a or  clasps. fit one to another.
8 a tg  Skill. 17 a or  the other connecting 24 a or  bases (also vv. 26, 30,
b Ex. 26:1 (1–14). curtain. 36, 38).
139 Exodus 36:27–37:10

silver; two sockets under one board, Chapter 37

and two sockets under another
board. Bezaleel makes the ark, the mercy seat,
27 And for the sides of the taber- and the cherubims—He makes the table,
nacle westward he made six boards. the vessels, the candlestick, the incense
28 And two boards made he for altar, the holy anointing oil, and the
the corners of the tabernacle in sweet incense.
the a two sides. And Bezaleel a made the b ark of
29 And they were coupled be- shittim wood: two cubits and a half

neath, and coupled together at the was the length of it, and a cubit and
head thereof, to one ring: thus he a half the breadth of it, and a cubit
did to both of them in both the and a half the height of it:
corners. 2 And he overlaid it with pure
30 And there were eight boards; gold within and without, and made
and their sockets were sixteen sock- a a crown of gold to it round about.
ets of silver, under every board two 3 And he cast for it four rings of
sockets. gold, to be set by the four corners
31 ¶ And he made bars of shittim of it; even two rings upon the one
wood; five for the boards of the one side of it, and two rings upon the
side of the tabernacle, other side of it.
32 And five bars for the boards 4 And he made staves of shittim
of the other side of the tabernacle, wood, and overlaid them with
and five bars for the boards of the gold.
tabernacle for the sides westward. 5 And he put the staves into the
33 And he made the middle bar rings by the sides of the ark, to
to a shoot through the boards from bear the ark.
the one end to the other. 6 ¶ And he made the a  mercy
34 And he overlaid the boards seat of pure gold: two cubits and
with gold, and made their rings of a half was the length thereof, and
gold to be places for the bars, and one cubit and a half the breadth
overlaid the bars with gold. thereof.
35 ¶ And he made a a veil of blue, 7 And he made two a cherubims of
and purple, and scarlet, and fine gold, beaten out of one piece made
twined linen: with cherubims made he them, on the two ends of the
he it of cunning work. mercy seat;
36 And he made thereunto four 8 One cherub on the end on this
pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid side, and another cherub on the
them with gold: their hooks were other end on that side: a out of the
of gold; and he cast for them four mercy seat made he the cherubims
sockets of silver. on the two ends thereof.
37 ¶ And he made a an hanging 9 And the a cherubims spread out
for the tabernacle door of blue, and their wings on high, and covered
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined with their wings over the mercy
linen, of needlework; seat, with their faces one to another;
38 And the five pillars of it with even to the mercy seatward were the
their hooks: and he overlaid their faces of the cherubims.
chapiters and their fillets with gold: 10 ¶ And he made the a table of
but their five sockets were of brass. shittim wood: two cubits was the
28 a ie  those adjoining the 37 1 a tg  Skill. 6 a Ex. 25:17 (17–21).
west side. b tg  Ark of the 7 a tg  Cherubim.
33 a or  pass. Covenant. 8 a or  of one piece with.
35 a tg  Veil. c heb  acacia (also vv. 4, 9 a tg  Symbolism.
37 a or  a screen or curtain. 10, 15, 25, 28). 10 a Ex. 25:23 (23–29);
38 a or  capitals or tops of 2 a or  border (also 1 Kgs. 7:48.
the pillars. vv. 11–12, 26–27).
Exodus 37:11–38:2 140

length thereof, and a cubit the under two branches of the same,
breadth thereof, and a cubit and a according to the six branches go-
half the height thereof: ing out of it.
11 And he overlaid it with pure 22 Their knops and their branches
gold, and made thereunto a crown were of the same: all of it was one
of gold round about. beaten work of pure gold.
12 Also he made thereunto a bor- 23 And he made his seven lamps,
der of an handbreadth round about; and his snuffers, and his snuff-
and made a crown of gold for the dishes, of pure gold.
border thereof round about. 24 Of a talent of pure gold made
13 And he cast for it four rings of he it, and all the vessels thereof.
gold, and put the rings upon the 25 ¶ And he made the incense
four corners that were in the four a 
altar of shittim wood: the length
feet thereof. of it was a cubit, and the breadth
14 a Over against the border were of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and
the rings, the places for the staves two cubits was the height of it; the
to bear the table. horns thereof were of the same.
15 And he made the staves of 26 And he overlaid it with pure
shittim wood, and overlaid them gold, both the top of it, and the sides
with gold, to bear the table. thereof round about, and the horns
16 And he made the a vessels which of it: also he made unto it a crown
were upon the table, his dishes, of gold round about.
and his spoons, and his bowls, and 27 And he made two rings of gold
his covers to cover withal, of pure for it under the crown thereof, by
gold. the two corners of it, upon the two
17 ¶ And he made the a candlestick sides thereof, to be places for the
of pure gold: of beaten work made staves a to bear it withal.
he the candlestick; his shaft, and 28 And he made the staves of
his branch, his bowls, c his knops, shittim wood, and overlaid them
and his flowers, were of the same: with gold.
18 And six branches going out of 29 ¶ And he made the holy anoint-
the sides thereof; three branches ing oil, and the pure a incense of
of the candlestick out of the one sweet spices, according to the work
side thereof, and three branches of the b apothecary.
of the candlestick out of the other
side thereof: Chapter 38
19 Three bowls made after the
fashion of almonds in one branch, Bezaleel and others make the altar of
a knop and a flower; and three burnt offerings and all things pertaining
bowls made like almonds in an- to the tabernacle—Offerings are made
other branch, a knop and a flower: by 603,550 men.
so throughout the six branches go- And he a made the b altar of burnt
ing out of the candlestick. offering of c shittim wood: five cu-
20 And in the candlestick were bits was the length thereof, and
four bowls made like almonds, his five cubits the breadth thereof; it
knops, and his flowers: was foursquare; and three cubits
21 And a knop under two branches the height thereof.
of the same, and a knop under two 2 And he made the horns thereof
branches of the same, and a knop on the four corners of it; the horns
14 a or  Next to. Rev. 1:20. 29 a Ps. 141:2.
16 a or  utensils. b or  its branches, its b or  perfumer.
b heb  the jugs for cups, etc. 38 1 a tg  Skill.
pouring libations. c or  its buds. b Ex. 27:1; 35:16.
17 a Ex. 25:31 (31–39); 25 a 1 Kgs. 7:48. c heb  acacia (also v. 6).
Zech. 4:2 (1–14); 27 a or  whereby to carry it.
141 Exodus 38:3–23

thereof were of a the same: and he the gate were fifteen cubits; their pil-
overlaid it with b brass. lars three, and their sockets three.
3 And he made all the vessels of 15 And for the other side of the
the altar, the pots, and the shovels, court gate, on this hand and that
and the basins, and the fleshhooks, hand, were hangings of fifteen cu-
and the firepans: all the vessels bits; their pillars three, and their
thereof made he of brass. sockets three.
4 And he made for the altar a bra- 16 All the hangings of the court
sen grate of network under a the round about were of fine twined
compass thereof beneath unto the a 
midst of it. 17 And the sockets for the pillars
5 And he cast four rings for the were of brass; the hooks of the pil-
four ends of the grate of brass, to lars and their fillets of silver; and
be places for the staves. the overlaying of their a chapiters
6 And he made the staves of shittim of silver; and all the b pillars of the
wood, and overlaid them with court were filleted with silver.
brass. 18 And the a hanging for the gate
7 And he put the staves into the of the court was needlework, of blue,
rings on the sides of the altar, to and purple, and scarlet, and fine
bear it withal; he made the altar twined linen: and twenty cubits was
hollow with boards. the length, and the height in the
8 ¶ And he made the laver of breadth was five cubits, b answer-
brass, and the foot of it of brass, able to the hangings of the court.
of the a lookingglasses of the women 19 And their pillars were four, and
assembling, which assembled at their sockets of brass four; their
the door of the tabernacle of the hooks of silver, and the overlaying
congregation. of their chapiters and their fillets
9 ¶ And he made the court: on the of silver.
south side southward the hangings 20 And all the pins of the taberna-
of the court were of fine twined cle, and of the court round about,
linen, an hundred cubits: were of brass.
10 Their a pillars were twenty, and 21 ¶ This is the a sum of the b tab-
their brasen b sockets twenty; the ernacle, even of the c tabernacle of
hooks of the pillars and their fillets testimony, as it was counted, ac-
were of silver. cording to the commandment of
11 And for the north side the hang- Moses, for the service of the d Lev-
ings were an hundred cubits, their ites, by the hand of e Ithamar, son
pillars were twenty, and their sock- to Aaron the priest.
ets of brass twenty; the hooks of 22 And Bezaleel the son of Uri,
the pillars and their fillets of silver. the son of Hur, of the tribe of Ju-
12 And for the west side were hang- dah, made all that the Lord com-
ings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, manded Moses.
and their sockets ten; the hooks 23 And with him was Aholiab, son
of the pillars and their fillets of of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan,
silver. an engraver, and a cunning work-
13 And for the east side eastward man, and an embroiderer in blue,
fifty cubits. and in purple, and in scarlet, and
14 The hangings of the one side of fine linen.
2 a or  one piece with it. 14–15, etc.). connected with the
b or  bronze (also 16 a Ex. 27:9 (9–19). tabernacle.
vv. 3, 5–6). 17 a or  capitals or headwork. b Num. 10:11.
2 Chr. 1:5. b Ex. 27:10 (9–19). c Num. 17:7.
4 a or  its rim or border. 18 a or  screen or curtain. d Num. 1:50 (47–53);
8 a or  mirrors. Ex. 27:16 (9–19). 3:41 (7–41);
10 a Ex. 27:10 (10–11, 17). b or  corresponding. D&C 124:39.
b or  bases (also vv. 11–12, 21 a ie  of the items e Ex. 6:23; 28:1.
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24 All the gold that was a occu- The tabernacle of the congregation is
pied for the work in all the work finished—Moses blesses the people.
of the holy place, even the gold of And of the blue, and purple, and
the b offering, was twenty and nine scarlet, they a made b cloths of service,
talents, and seven hundred and
thirty shekels, after the shekel of to do service in the holy place, and
made the holy c garments for Aaron;
the sanctuary. as the Lord commanded Moses.
25 And the silver of them that were 2 And he made the a ephod of gold,
numbered of the congregation was blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
an hundred talents, and a thousand fine twined linen.
seven hundred and threescore and 3 And they did beat the gold into
fifteen shekels, after the shekel of thin plates, and cut it into a wires,
the sanctuary:
26 A bekah for every man, that is, to work it in the blue, and in the
half a shekel, after the a shekel of purple, and in the scarlet, and in
the sanctuary, for every one b that the fine linen, with b cunning work.
4 They made shoulderpieces for
went to be numbered, from twenty it, to couple it together: by the two
years old and upward, for six hun- edges was it coupled together.
dred thousand and three thousand 5 And the a curious girdle of his
and five hundred and fifty men. ephod, that was upon it, was of the
27 And of the hundred talents of same, according to the work thereof;
silver were cast the sockets of the of gold, blue, and purple, and scar-
sanctuary, and the sockets of the let, and fine twined linen; as the
veil; an hundred sockets of the hun- Lord commanded Moses.
dred talents, a talent for a socket. 6 ¶ And they wrought onyx stones
28 And of the thousand seven inclosed in a ouches of gold, graven,
hundred seventy and five shekels as signets are graven, with the names
he made hooks for the pillars, and of the children of Israel.
overlaid their chapiters, and fil- 7 And he put them on the shoul-
leted them. ders of the ephod, that they should be
29 And the brass of the offering stones for a memorial to the children
was seventy talents, and two thou- of Israel; as the Lord commanded
sand and four hundred shekels. Moses.
30 And therewith he made the 8 ¶ And he made the breastplate
sockets to the door of the tabernacle of cunning work, like the work of
of the congregation, and the bra- the ephod; of gold, blue, and purple,
sen altar, and the brasen grate for and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
it, and all the vessels of the altar, 9 It was foursquare; they made
31 And the sockets of the court the breastplate double: a span was
round about, and the sockets of the length thereof, and a span the
the court gate, and all the pins breadth thereof, being doubled.
of the tabernacle, and all the pins of 10 And they set in it four rows of
the court round about. stones: the first row was a a sardius,
Chapter 39 a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was
the first row.
Holy garments are made for Aaron and 11 And the second row, an em-
the priests—The breastplate is made— erald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
24 a heb  used. b heb  officiating b or  skillful design.
b Ex. 35:22. garments. 5 a or  skillfully woven
26 a Ex. 30:13; Ex. 35:19. band (also vv. 20–21).
Matt. 17:27 (24–27). c Ex. 28:2, 4 (1–5). 6 a or  settings (also vv. 13,
b or  who was numbered 2 a ie  a special apron. 16, 18).
in the census. Ex. 28:6 (6–14). 10 a or  ruby.
39 1 a tg  Skill. 3 a or  threads.
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12 And the third row, a a ligure, an a 

habergeon, with a band round about
agate, and an amethyst. the hole, that it should not rend.
13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an 24 And they made upon the hems
onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed of the robe pomegranates of blue,
in ouches of gold in their inclosings. and purple, and scarlet, and twined
14 And the stones were according to linen.
the names of the children of Israel, 25 And they made bells of pure
twelve, according to their names, gold, and put the bells between
like the engravings of a signet, ev- the pomegranates upon the hem
ery one with his name, according of the robe, round about between
to the twelve tribes. the pomegranates;
15 And they made upon the breast- 26 A bell and a pomegranate, a bell
plate chains at the ends, of a wrea- and a pomegranate, round about the
then work of pure gold. hem of the robe to minister in; as
16 And they made two ouches of the Lord commanded Moses.
gold, and two gold rings; and put 27 ¶ And they made coats of fine
the two rings in the two ends of the a 
linen of woven work for Aaron,
breastplate. and for his sons,
17 And they put the two wreathen 28 And a a mitre of fine linen, and
chains of gold in the two rings on b 
goodly c bonnets of fine linen, and
the ends of the breastplate. linen d breeches of fine twined linen,
18 And the two ends of the two 29 And a girdle of fine twined
wreathen chains they fastened in linen, and blue, and purple, and
the two ouches, and put them on scarlet, of  a needlework; as the Lord
the shoulderpieces of the ephod, commanded Moses.
before it. 30 ¶ And they made the plate of
19 And they made two rings of the holy crown of pure gold, and
gold, and put them on the two ends wrote upon it a writing, like to the
of the breastplate, upon the border engravings of a signet, a Holiness
of it, which was on the side of the to the Lord.
ephod inward. 31 And they tied unto it a lace of
20 And they made two other golden blue, to fasten it on high upon the
rings, and put them on the two sides mitre; as the Lord commanded
of the ephod underneath, toward Moses.
the forepart of it, over against the 32 ¶ Thus was all the work of the
other coupling thereof, above the tabernacle of the tent of the con-
curious girdle of the ephod. gregation finished: and the chil-
21 And they did bind the breast- dren of Israel did according to all
plate by his rings unto the rings that the Lord a commanded Moses,
of the ephod with a lace of blue, so did they.
that it might be above the curious 33 ¶ And they brought the a tab-
girdle of the ephod, and that the ernacle unto Moses, the tent, and
breastplate might not be loosed all b his furniture, his taches, his
from the ephod; as the Lord com- boards, his bars, and his pillars, and
manded Moses. his sockets,
22 ¶ And he made the robe of the 34 And the covering of rams’
ephod of woven work, all of blue. skins dyed red, and the covering
23 And there was an hole in the of badgers’ skins, and the a veil of
midst of the robe, as the hole of an the covering,
12 a heb  opal. b heb  caps. Ex. 28:36.
15 a or  intertwined cords. c Ezek. 44:18. 32 a tg  Commandments of
23 a heb  garment of mail. d Lev. 6:10; God.
27 a Ex. 28:39; Ezek. 44:18. 33 a Heb. 9:2 (1–28).
Ezek. 44:17. 29 a tg  Art. b or  its implements.
28 a heb  turban. 30 a or  Consecrated. 34 a or  screening veil.
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35 The ark of the testimony, and the 3 And thou shalt put therein the
staves thereof, and the mercy seat, a 
ark of the testimony, and cover
36 The table, and all the vessels the ark with the b veil.
thereof, and the a shewbread, 4 And thou shalt bring in the table,
37 The pure candlestick, with the and a set in order the things that are
lamps thereof, even with the lamps to be set in order upon it; and thou
to be set in order, and all the ves- shalt bring in the candlestick, and
sels thereof, and the oil for light, light the lamps thereof.
38 And the golden altar, and the 5 And thou shalt set the altar of
anointing oil, and the sweet incense, gold for the incense before the ark
and the a hanging for the taberna- of the testimony, and a put the hang-
cle door, ing of the door to the tabernacle.
39 The brasen altar, and his grate 6 And thou shalt set the altar of
of brass, his staves, and all his ves- the burnt offering before the door
sels, the laver and a his foot, of the tabernacle of the tent of the
40 The hangings of the court, his congregation.
pillars, and his sockets, and the 7 And thou shalt set the laver be-
hanging for the court gate, his cords, tween the tent of the congregation
and his pins, and all the vessels of and the altar, and shalt put water
the service of the tabernacle, for therein.
the tent of the congregation, 8 And thou shalt set up the court
41 The cloths of service to do ser- round about, and hang up the a hang-
vice in the holy place, and the holy ing at the court gate.
garments for Aaron the priest, and 9 And thou shalt take the anointing
his sons’ garments, to minister in oil, and anoint the a tabernacle, and
the priest’s office. all that is therein, and shalt hallow
42 According to all that the Lord it, and all the vessels thereof: and
commanded Moses, so the children it shall be holy.
of Israel made all the work. 10 And thou shalt anoint the al-
43 And Moses did look upon all the tar of the burnt offering, and all
work, and, behold, they had done his vessels, and sanctify the altar:
it as the Lord had commanded, and it shall be an altar most holy.
even so had they done it: and Mo- 11 And thou shalt anoint the laver
ses blessed them. and a his foot, and sanctify it.
12 And thou shalt bring Aaron
Chapter 40 and his sons unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation,
The tabernacle is reared—Aaron and and wash them with water.
his sons are washed and anointed and 13 And thou shalt put upon Aaron
given an everlasting priesthood—The the holy garments, and a anoint him,
glory of the Lord fills the tabernacle—A and sanctify him; that he may min-
cloud covers the tabernacle by day, and
fire rests on it by night. ister unto me in the priest’s office.
14 And thou shalt bring his sons,
And the Lord spake unto Moses, and clothe them with coats:
saying, 15 And thou shalt a anoint them, as
2 On the first day of the first thou didst anoint their father, that
month shalt thou set up the b taber- they may minister unto me in the
nacle of the tent of the c congregation. b 
priest’s office: for their c anointing
36 a or  bread of the c tg  Church. 12 a heb  tent of meeting.
presence. 3 a tg  Ark of the Covenant. 13 a tg  Called of God.
tg  Bread, Shewbread. b tg  Veil. 15 a Ex. 29:7; 30:30;
38 a heb  screen for the 4 a Ex. 26:35; Lev. 24:6 (5–6). Lev. 7:36.
opening. 5 a heb  set up the screen for. tg  Anointing.
39 a or  its base. 8 a or  screen or curtain. b tg  Priesthood, Aaronic.
40 2 a Ex. 12:2. 9 a tg  Temple. c tg  Priesthood,
b Heb. 8:2 (2–5). 11 a or  its base. Ordination.
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shall surely be d  an e  everlasting thereon; as the Lord commanded

priesthood throughout their g gen- Moses.
erations. 28 ¶ And he set up the hanging at
16 Thus did Moses: according to the door of the tabernacle.
all that the Lord commanded him, 29 And he put the altar of burnt
so did he. offering by the door of the taber-
17 ¶ And it came to pass in the nacle of the tent of the congrega-
first month in the second year, on tion, and offered upon it the burnt
the first day of the month, that the offering and the a meat offering; as
tabernacle was a reared up. the Lord commanded Moses.
18 And Moses reared up the tab- 30 ¶ And he set the laver between
ernacle, and fastened a his sockets, the tent of the congregation and
and set up the boards thereof, and the altar, and put water there, a to
put in the bars thereof, and reared wash withal.
up his pillars. 31 And Moses and Aaron and his
19 And he spread abroad the tent sons washed their hands and their
over the tabernacle, and put the feet thereat:
covering of the tent above upon 32 When they went into the tent
it; as the Lord commanded Moses. of the congregation, and when
20 ¶ And he took and put the they came near unto the altar, they
testimony into the ark, and set washed; as the Lord commanded
the b staves on the ark, and put the Moses.
mercy seat above upon the ark: 33 And he reared up the court round
21 And he brought the ark into the about the tabernacle and the altar,
tabernacle, and set up the a veil of and set up the hanging of the court
the covering, and covered the ark gate. So Moses finished the work.
of the testimony; as the Lord com- 34 ¶ Then a a cloud covered the tent
manded Moses. of the congregation, and the b glory
22 ¶ And he put the table in the of the Lord c filled the d tabernacle.
tent of the congregation, upon the 35 And Moses was not able to enter
side of the tabernacle northward, into the tent of the congregation,
without the veil. because the cloud abode thereon,
23 And he set the bread in a order and the glory of the Lord filled the
upon it before the Lord; as the Lord tabernacle.
had commanded Moses. 36 And when the a cloud was taken
24 ¶ And he put the candlestick in up from over the tabernacle, the
the tent of the congregation, a over children of Israel went onward in
against the table, on the side of the all their journeys:
tabernacle southward. 37 But if the cloud were not taken
25 And he lighted the a lamps be- up, then they a journeyed not till the
fore the Lord; as the Lord com- day that it was taken up.
manded Moses. 38 For the a cloud of the Lord was
26 ¶ And he put the golden altar upon the tabernacle by day, and fire
in the tent of the congregation be- was on it by night, in the sight of
fore the veil: all the house of Israel, throughout
27 And he burnt sweet a incense all their journeys.
15 d or  for an. screened the ark. Hag. 2:7 (7–9);
e tg  Eternity. tg  Order.
23 a D&C 109:12.
f tg  Priesthood; or  opposite.
24 a tg  Jesus Christ, Glory of.
Priesthood, History of. 25 a
Ex. 25:37. c Lev. 16:2.
g tg  Birthright. 27 a
Ex. 30:7 (7–8). d tg  Temple.
17 a Num. 7:1. or  meal or cereal.
29 a 36 a Num. 10:11 (11–13).
18 a heb  its bases. or  for washings.
30 a 37 a Num. 9:19 (19–23).
20 a 1 Kgs. 8:9. 34 a
Ex. 13:21; 38 a Ex. 16:10;
b or  poles. D&C 84:5. Num. 9:15.
21 a or  screening veil and b Ezek. 44:4;
The Third Book of Moses

Chapter 1 lay the wood in b order upon the
Animals without blemish are sacrificed fire:
as an atonement for sins—Burnt offer­ 8 And the priests, Aaron’s sons,
ings are a sweet savor unto the Lord. shall lay the parts, the head, and the
fat, in order upon the wood that is

A nd the Lord a called unto b Mo-

   ses, and spake unto him out
   of the c tabernacle of the con-
gregation, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Is-
on the fire which is upon the altar:
9 But his inwards and his legs
shall he wash in water: and the
priest shall burn all on the altar,
to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering
rael, and say unto them, If any man made by fire, of a b sweet savour
of you bring an offering unto the unto the Lord.
Lord, ye shall bring your offering 10 ¶ And if his offering be of the
of the cattle, even of the herd, and flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the
of the flock. goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall
3 If his offering be a a burnt b sac- bring it a male a without blemish.
rifice of the herd, let him offer a 11 And he shall kill it on the side
male c without d blemish: he shall of the altar northward before the
offer it of his own e voluntary will Lord: and the priests, Aaron’s sons,
at the door of the tabernacle of the shall sprinkle his blood round about
congregation before the Lord. upon the altar.
4 And he shall put his a hand upon 12 And he shall cut it into his
the head of the burnt offering; and pieces, with his head and his fat:
it shall be b accepted for him to make and the priest shall lay them in or-
atonement for him. der on the wood that is on the fire
5 And he shall kill the a bullock which is upon the altar:
before the Lord: and the priests, 13 But he shall wash the inwards
Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood, and the legs with water: and the
and b  sprinkle the blood round priest shall bring it all, and burn it
about upon the altar that is by the upon the altar: it is a a burnt sacri-
door of the tabernacle of the con- fice, an offering made by fire, of a
gregation. sweet savour unto the Lord.
6 And he shall flay the burnt off­ 14 ¶ And if the burnt sacrifice for
ering, and cut it into his pieces. his offering to the Lord be of fowls,
7 And the sons of a Aaron the priest then he shall bring his offering of
shall put fire upon the altar, and a 
turtledoves, or of young pigeons.
1 1 a Ex. 19:3. b Ex. 28:38; 7 a D&C 68:15; 84:30;
b D&C 28:2. Rom. 12:1. 132:59.
c heb  tent of meeting. c Num. 15:25; b tg  Order.
3 a Ezek. 40:39. 2 Chr. 29:24 (23–24); 9 a 1 Chr. 6:49.
b tg  Sacrifice. Neh. 10:33. b Gen. 8:21;
c heb  whole, sound. 5 a heb  offspring of the Eph. 5:2.
d Heb. 9:14; cattle, or calf. 10 a heb  whole, sound.
1 Pet. 1:19. b Ezek. 43:18; 13 a Deut. 12:27.
e tg  Initiative. Heb. 12:24; 14 a Luke 2:24.
4 a tg  Hands, Laying on of. 3 Ne. 20:45.
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15 And the priest shall bring it 7 ¶ And if thy oblation be a meat
unto the altar, and wring off his offering baken in the fryingpan, it
head, and burn it on the altar; and shall be made of fine flour with
the blood thereof shall be wrung oil.
out at the side of the altar: 8 And thou shalt bring the meat
16 And he shall pluck away his offering that is made of these things
crop with his feathers, and cast it unto the Lord: and when it is pre-
beside the altar on the east part, by sented unto the priest, he shall
the place of the ashes: bring it unto the altar.
17 And he shall cleave it with the 9 And the priest shall take from the
wings thereof, but shall not divide it meat offering a memorial thereof,
asunder: and the priest shall burn and shall burn it upon the altar:
it upon the altar, upon the wood it is an offering made by fire, of a
that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sweet savour unto the Lord.
sacrifice, an offering made by fire, 10 And that which is left of the
of a sweet savour unto the Lord. meat offering shall be Aaron’s and
his sons’: it is a thing most holy of
Chapter 2 the offerings of the Lord made by
How offerings of flour with oil and in- fire.
cense are made. 11 No meat offering, which ye
shall bring unto the Lord, shall
And when any will offer a a meat be made with a leaven: for ye shall
offering unto the Lord, his offering burn no leaven, nor any honey, in
shall be of fine flour; and he shall any offering of the Lord made by
pour oil upon it, and put b frankin- fire.
cense thereon: 12 ¶ As for the oblation of the a first-
2 And he shall bring it to Aaron’s fruits, ye shall offer them unto the
sons the priests: and he shall take Lord: but they shall not be burnt
thereout his handful of the flour on the altar for a sweet savour.
thereof, and of the oil thereof, with 13 And every oblation of thy meat
all the frankincense thereof; and offering shalt thou season with salt;
the priest shall burn the memorial neither shalt thou suffer the salt of
of it upon the altar, to be an offer- the covenant of thy God to be lack-
ing made by fire, of a sweet savour ing from thy meat offering: with
unto the Lord: all thine offerings thou shalt offer
3 And the remnant of the a meat a 
offering shall be b Aaron’s and his 14 And if thou offer a meat offer-
sons’: it is a thing most holy of the ing of thy firstfruits unto the Lord,
offerings of the Lord made by fire. thou shalt offer for the meat offer-
4 ¶ And if thou bring an obla- ing of thy firstfruits green ears of
tion of a meat offering a baken in corn dried by the fire, even corn
the oven, it shall be b unleavened beaten out of full ears.
cakes of fine flour mingled with 15 And thou shalt put oil upon it,
oil, or unleavened wafers anointed and lay frankincense thereon: it is
with oil. a meat offering.
5 ¶ And if thy oblation be a meat 16 And the priest shall burn the
offering baken in a pan, it shall be memorial of it, part of the beaten
of fine flour unleavened, mingled corn thereof, and part of the oil
with oil. thereof, with all the frankincense
6 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and thereof: it is an offering made by
pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering. fire unto the Lord.
2 1 a or  the evening sacrifice. b Lev. 6:16. 12 a Ex. 23:19.
Ezek. 42:13. 4 a Ezek. 46:20. 13 a tg  Salt.
b Matt. 2:11. b Ex. 29:2.
3 a Num. 18:9. 11 a tg  Leaven.
Leviticus 3:1–4:2 148

Chapter 3 and the fat that covereth the in-

wards, and all the fat that is upon
Peace offerings are made with animals the inwards,
without blemish, whose blood is sprin- 10 And the two kidneys, and the
kled on the altar—Israel is forbidden
fat that is upon them, which is by
to eat fat or blood. the flanks, and the caul above the
And if his oblation be a a sacrifice liver, with the kidneys, it shall he
of peace b offering, if he offer it of take away.
the herd; whether it be a male or 11 And the priest shall burn it upon
female, he shall offer it c without the altar: it is the a food of the offer-
blemish before the Lord. ing made by b fire unto the Lord.
2 And he shall lay his hand upon 12 ¶ And if his offering be a goat,
the head of his offering, and kill then he shall offer it before the Lord.
it at the door of the tabernacle of 13 And he shall lay his hand upon
the congregation: and a Aaron’s sons the head of it, and kill it before the
the priests shall b sprinkle the blood tabernacle of the congregation: and
upon the altar round about. the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle
3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice the blood thereof upon the altar
of the peace offering an offering round about.
made by fire unto the Lord; the 14 And he shall offer thereof his
fat that covereth the inwards, and offering, even an offering made by
all the fat that is upon the inwards, fire unto the Lord; the fat that cov-
4 And the two kidneys, and the ereth the inwards, and all the fat
fat that is on them, which is by that is upon the inwards,
the flanks, and the caul above the 15 And the two kidneys, and the
liver, with the kidneys, it shall he fat that is upon them, which is by
take away. the flanks, and the caul above the
5 And Aaron’s sons shall burn it on liver, with the kidneys, it shall he
the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, take away.
which is upon the wood that is on 16 And the priest shall burn them
the fire: it is an offering made by upon the altar: it is the food of the
fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord. offering made by fire for a sweet
6 ¶ And if his offering for a sacri- savour: all the fat is the Lord’s.
fice of peace offering unto the Lord 17 It shall be a perpetual statute
be of the flock; male or female, he for your generations throughout all
shall offer it without a blemish. your dwellings, that ye eat neither
7 If he offer a lamb for his offer- a 
fat nor b blood.
ing, then shall he offer it before
the Lord. Chapter 4
8 And he shall lay his hand upon Sinners are forgiven through sin of-
the head of his offering, and kill it ferings of animals without blemish—
before the tabernacle of the con- Priests thereby make an atonement for
gregation: and Aaron’s sons shall the sins of the people.
sprinkle the blood thereof round
about upon the altar. And the Lord spake unto Moses,
9 And he shall offer of the sacrifice saying,
of the peace offering an offering 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
made by fire unto the Lord; the fat saying, If a soul shall sin a through
thereof, and the whole rump, it shall b 
ignorance against any of the com-
he take off hard by the backbone; mandments of the Lord concerning
3 1 a tg  Sacrifice. 6 a Heb. 7:26 (26–27); b tg  Blood, Eating of.
b 2 Chr. 29:35. 1 Pet. 1:19 (18–19). 4 2 a ie  in error or
c heb  whole, sound. 11 a Ezek. 44:7. inadvertently.
2 a tg  Priesthood, Aaronic. b Lev. 21:6 (6, 21). b tg  Accountability;
b Num. 18:17. 17 a Lev. 7:25; Ezek. 44:7. Ignorance.
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things which ought not to be done, 12 Even the whole bullock shall
and shall do against any of them: he carry forth a without the camp
3 If the priest that is anointed unto a clean place, where the ashes
do a sin according to the sin of the are poured out, and burn him on
people; then let him bring for his the wood with fire: where the ashes
sin, which he hath sinned, a b young are poured out shall he be burnt.
bullock without blemish unto the 13 ¶ And if the whole congrega-
Lord for a c sin d offering. tion of Israel sin through a igno-
4 And he shall bring the bullock rance, and the thing be hid from
unto the door of the tabernacle of the eyes of the assembly, and they
the congregation before the Lord; have done somewhat against any of
and shall lay his hand upon the the commandments of the Lord
bullock’s head, and kill the bullock concerning things which should not
before the Lord. be done, and are b guilty;
5 And the priest that is anointed 14 When the sin, which they have
shall take of the bullock’s a blood, sinned against it, is known, then the
and bring it to the tabernacle of congregation shall a offer a young bul-
the congregation: lock for the sin, and bring him before
6 And the priest shall dip his fin- the tabernacle of the congregation.
ger in the blood, and sprinkle of the 15 And the elders of the a congre-
blood seven times before the Lord, gation shall lay their hands upon
before the veil of the sanctuary. the head of the bullock before the
7 And the priest shall put some of Lord: and the bullock shall be killed
the blood upon the a horns of the before the Lord.
altar of sweet incense before the 16 And the priest that is anointed
Lord, which is in the tabernacle of shall bring of the bullock’s blood to
the congregation; and shall b pour the tabernacle of the congregation:
all the blood of the bullock at the 17 And the priest shall dip his
bottom of the altar of the burnt finger in some of the blood, and
offering, which is at the door of sprinkle it seven times before the
the tabernacle of the congregation. Lord, even before the veil.
8 And he shall take off from it 18 And he shall put some of the
all the fat of the bullock for the blood upon the horns of the altar
sin offering; the fat that covereth which is before the Lord, that is in
the inwards, and all the fat that is the tabernacle of the congregation,
upon the inwards, and shall pour out all the blood at
9 And the two kidneys, and the fat the bottom of the altar of the burnt
that is upon them, which is by the offering, which is at the door of the
flanks, and the caul above the liver, tabernacle of the congregation.
with the kidneys, it shall he take away, 19 And he shall take all his fat from
10 As it was taken off from the bul- him, and burn it upon the altar.
lock of the sacrifice of peace offer- 20 And he shall do with the bul-
ings: and the priest shall burn them lock as he did with the bullock for
upon the altar of the burnt offering. a sin offering, so shall he do with
11 And the skin of the a bullock, this: and the priest shall make an
and all his flesh, with his head, and a 
atonement for them, and it shall
with his legs, and his inwards, and be b forgiven them.
his dung, 21 And he shall carry forth the
3 a Heb. 5:3. b Ex. 29:12; Lev. 8:15. 20 a Ex. 30:10; Num. 15:25;
b or  male calf. 11 a Ex. 29:14 (1–14). 1 Chr. 6:49;
c Ezek. 40:39; 42:13. 12 a Heb. 13:12 (11–12). Heb. 10:11 (10–12);
d tg  Sacrifice. 13 a Mosiah 3:11. 2 Ne. 9:26;
5 a Lev. 16:14; Num. 19:4; b tg  Guilt. Mosiah 3:15;
Heb. 9:13 (13–14). 14 a 2 Chr. 29:21 (1–29). 13:28 (28–32).
7 a Lev. 8:15; 9:9; 16:18. 15 a tg  Church. b tg  Forgive.
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bullock without the camp, and all the blood thereof at the bottom
burn him as he burned the first of the altar.
bullock: it is a sin offering for the 31 And he shall take away all the
congregation. fat thereof, as the fat is taken away
22 ¶ When a a ruler hath sinned, from off the sacrifice of peace off­
and done somewhat through igno- erings; and the priest shall burn it
rance against any of the command- upon the altar for a sweet savour
ments of the Lord his God concern- unto the Lord; and the priest shall
ing things which should not be done, make an a atonement for him, and
and is guilty; it shall be forgiven him.
23 Or if his a sin, wherein he hath 32 And if he bring a lamb for a sin
sinned, come to his knowledge; he offering, he shall bring it a female
shall bring his offering, a kid of without blemish.
the goats, a male without blemish: 33 And he shall lay his hand upon
24 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and
the head of the goat, and kill it in slay it for a sin offering in the place
the place where they kill the burnt where they kill the burnt offering.
offering before the Lord: it is a a sin 34 And the priest shall take of the
offering. blood of the sin offering with his
25 And the priest shall take of the finger, and put it upon the horns
blood of the sin offering with his of the altar of burnt offering, and
finger, and put it upon the horns shall pour out all the blood thereof
of the altar of burnt offering, and at the bottom of the altar:
shall pour out his blood at the bot- 35 And he shall take away all the
tom of the altar of burnt offering. fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb
26 And he shall burn all his fat is taken away from the sacrifice of
upon the altar, as the fat of the sac- the peace offerings; and the priest
rifice of peace offerings: and the shall burn them upon the altar, ac-
priest shall make an a atonement cording to the offerings made by
for him as concerning his sin, and fire unto the Lord: and the priest
it shall be forgiven him. shall make an atonement for his
27 ¶ And if any one of the com- sin that he hath committed, and it
mon people sin through a ignorance, shall be forgiven him.
while he doeth somewhat against any
of the commandments of the Lord Chapter 5
concerning things which ought not to The people are to confess and make
be done, and be guilty; amends for their sins—Forgiveness comes
28 Or if his sin, which he hath through a trespass offering—Priests
sinned, come to his knowledge: then thereby make an atonement for sin.
he shall bring his offering, a kid of
the goats, a female without blemish, And if a soul sin, and hear the
for his sin which he hath sinned. voice of a swearing, and is a witness,
29 And he shall lay his hand upon whether he hath seen or known of
the head of the sin offering, and it; if he do not utter it, then he shall
slay the sin offering in the place b 
bear his iniquity.
of the burnt offering. 2 Or if a soul touch any a unclean
30 And the priest shall take of the thing, whether it be a carcase of an
blood thereof with his finger, and unclean beast, or a carcase of un-
put it upon the horns of the altar of clean cattle, or the carcase of un-
burnt offering, and shall pour out clean creeping things, and if it be
22 a or  president or prince. 27 a Ezek. 45:20. 2 a Lev. 11:24 (24–39);
D&C 63:55. 31 a tg  Jesus Christ, Num. 19:11 (11–16).
23 a 2 Kgs. 12:16. Atonement through. tg  Uncleanness.
24 a Num. 18:9. 5 1 a ie  an oath or curse.
26 a 2 Chr. 29:24. b Lev. 7:18; 19:8.
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hidden from him; he also shall be two turtledoves, or two young pi-
unclean, and b guilty. geons, then he that sinned shall
3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of bring for his offering the tenth part
man, whatsoever uncleanness it be of an ephah of fine flour for a sin
that a man shall be defiled withal, offering; he shall put no oil upon
and it be hid from him; when he it, neither shall he put any frankin-
knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty. cense thereon: for it is a sin offering.
4 Or if a soul a swear, pronouncing 12 Then shall he bring it to the
with his lips to do evil, or to do good, priest, and the priest shall take
whatsoever it be that a man shall his handful of it, even a memorial
pronounce with an oath, and it be thereof, and burn it on the altar, ac-
hid from him; when he knoweth cording to the offerings made by fire
of it, then he shall be guilty in one unto the Lord: it is a sin offering.
of these. 13 And the priest shall make an
5 And it shall be, when he shall be atonement for him as touching his
guilty in one of these things, that he sin that he hath sinned in one of
shall a confess that he hath sinned these, and it shall be forgiven him:
in that thing: and the remnant shall be the priest’s,
6 And he shall bring his a trespass as a a meat offering.
offering unto the Lord for his sin 14 ¶ And the Lord spake unto
which he hath sinned, a female Moses, saying,
from the flock, a lamb or a kid of 15 If a soul commit a trespass, and
the goats, for a sin offering; and the sin through ignorance, in the holy
priest shall make an atonement for things of the Lord; then he shall
him concerning his sin. bring for his a trespass unto the Lord
7 And if he be not a able to bring a ram without blemish out of the
a lamb, then he shall bring for his flocks, b with thy estimation by shek-
trespass, which he hath committed, els of silver, after the shekel of the
two b turtledoves, or two young pi- sanctuary, for a trespass offering:
geons, unto the Lord; one for a sin 16 And he shall make a amends for
offering, and the other for a burnt the harm that he hath done in the
offering. holy thing, and shall add the fifth
8 And he shall bring them unto the part thereto, and give it unto the
priest, who shall offer that which is priest: and the priest shall make an
for the sin offering first, and wring atonement for him with the ram of
off his head from his neck, but shall the b trespass offering, and it shall
not divide it asunder: be forgiven him.
9 And he shall sprinkle of the 17 ¶ And if a soul a sin, and com-
blood of the sin offering upon the mit any of these things which are
side of the altar; and the rest of the forbidden to be done by the com-
blood shall be wrung out at the bot- mandments of the Lord; though
tom of the altar: it is a sin offering. he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and
10 And he shall offer the second shall b bear his iniquity.
for a burnt offering, according to 18 And he shall bring a ram with-
the manner: and the priest shall out blemish out of the flock, with thy
make an atonement for him for his estimation, for a trespass offering,
sin which he hath sinned, and it unto the priest: and the priest shall
shall be forgiven him. make an atonement for him con-
11 ¶ But if he be not able to bring cerning his ignorance wherein he
2 b tg  Guilt. Ezek. 40:39. b ie  by your valuation in
4 a 3 Ne. 12:34 (34–37). 7 a Lev. 12:8; 14:21. weights of silver.
5 a Num. 5:7 (6–10); b Luke 2:24. 16 a D&C 98:47.
2 Chr. 30:22 (2–27). 10 a heb  the statute. b 1 Sam. 6:3.
tg  Confession. 13 a ie  evening sacrifice. 17 a D&C 1:31 (31–32).
6 a heb  guilt sacrifice. 15 a 2 Kgs. 12:16. b tg  Accountability.
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erred and wist it not, and it shall 9 Command Aaron and his sons,
be forgiven him. saying, This is the a law of the burnt
19 It is a trespass offering: he offering: It is the burnt offering, be-
hath certainly trespassed against cause of the burning upon the altar
the Lord. all night unto the morning, and the
fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
Chapter 6 10 And the priest shall put on
The people must first make restitution his linen a garment, and his linen
for sin, then offer a trespass offering,
breeches shall he put upon his
and thereby gain forgiveness through flesh, and take up the ashes which
the fire hath consumed with the
atonement made by the priests. burnt offering on the altar, and
And the Lord spake unto Moses, he shall put them beside the altar.
saying, 11 And he shall put off his gar-
2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass ments, and put on other a garments,
against the Lord, and a lie unto his and carry forth the ashes without
neighbour in that which was deliv- the camp unto a clean place.
ered him to keep, or in fellowship, 12 And the fire upon the altar
or in a thing taken away by violence, shall be burning in it; it shall not
or hath deceived his neighbour; be put out: and the priest shall burn
3 Or have found that which was wood on it every morning, and lay
lost, and lieth concerning it, and the burnt offering in order upon it;
sweareth falsely; in any of all these and he shall burn thereon the fat
that a man doeth, sinning therein: of the peace a offerings.
4 Then it shall be, because he hath 13 The fire shall ever be burning
sinned, and is a guilty, that he shall upon the altar; it shall never go out.
restore that which he took violently 14 ¶ And this is the law of the
away, or the thing which he hath a 
meat offering: the sons of Aaron
deceitfully gotten, or that which shall offer it before the Lord, before
was delivered him to keep, or the the altar.
lost thing which he found, 15 And he shall take of it his hand-
5 Or all that about which he hath ful, of the flour of the meat offer-
sworn falsely; he shall even restore ing, and of the oil thereof, and all
it in the principal, and shall add the the frankincense which is upon the
fifth part more thereto, and give it meat offering, and shall burn it upon
unto him to whom it appertaineth, the altar for a sweet savour, even the
in the day of his trespass offering. memorial of it, unto the Lord.
6 And he shall bring his trespass 16 And the remainder thereof
offering unto the Lord, a ram with- shall a Aaron and his sons eat: with
out blemish out of the flock, with unleavened bread shall it be eaten
thy estimation, for a trespass offer- in the holy b place; in the court of
ing, unto the priest: the tabernacle of the congregation
7 And the priest shall make an they shall eat it.
atonement for him before the Lord: 17 It shall not be baken with
and it shall be forgiven him for any a 
leaven. I have given it unto them for
thing of all that he hath done in their portion of my offerings made
trespassing therein. by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin
8 ¶ And the Lord spake unto offering, and as the trespass offering.
Moses, saying, 18 All the males among the
6 2 a tg  Lying. 9 a 2 Ne. 25:24. D&C 88:85.
4 a tg  Guilt. 10 a Ex. 28:39 (39–42). 12 a tg  Sacrifice.
b D&C 98:47. tg  Apparel. 14 a Ezek. 44:29.
tg  Repent. b Ex. 39:28; 16 a Lev. 2:3.
c tg  Deceit. Ezek. 44:18. b Num. 18:10.
d D&C 136:26. 11 a 1 Ne. 12:10 (10–11); 17 a tg  Leaven.
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children of Aaron shall eat of it. It 30 And no sin offering, whereof

shall be a statute for ever in your any of the blood is brought into the
generations concerning the off­ tabernacle of the congregation to
erings of the Lord made by fire: a 
reconcile withal in the holy place,
every one that toucheth them shall shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in
be holy. the fire.
19 ¶ And the Lord spake unto
Moses, saying, Chapter 7
20 This is the offering of Aaron
and of his sons, which they shall Laws governing various sacrifices are
offer unto the Lord in the day when listed—The children of Israel are forbid-
he is anointed; the tenth part of den to eat fat or blood—They worship
an ephah of fine flour for a a meat by sacrifice—Through sacrifice they
offering perpetual, half of it in the gain forgiveness, make vows, consecrate
morning, and half thereof at night. their property, render thanks, and are
21 In a pan it shall be made with reconciled to God.
oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt Likewise this is the a law of the tres-
bring it in: and the baken pieces of pass offering: it is most holy.
the meat offering shalt thou offer 2 In the place where they kill the
for a sweet savour unto the Lord. burnt offering shall they kill the
22 And the priest of his sons that trespass offering: and the blood
is anointed in his stead shall offer thereof shall he sprinkle round
it: it is a statute for ever unto the about upon the altar.
Lord; it shall be wholly burnt. 3 And he shall offer of it all the
23 For every meat offering for the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat
priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall that covereth the inwards,
not be eaten. 4 And the two kidneys, and the
24 ¶ And the Lord spake unto fat that is on them, which is by the
Moses, saying, flanks, and the caul that is above
25 Speak unto Aaron and to his the liver, with the kidneys, it shall
sons, saying, This is the law of he take away:
the sin offering: In the place where 5 And the priest shall burn them
the burnt offering is killed shall the upon the altar for an offering made
sin offering be killed before the by fire unto the Lord: it is a tres-
Lord: it is most holy. pass offering.
26 The priest that offereth it for 6 Every male among the priests
sin shall a eat it: in the holy place shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten
shall it be eaten, in the court of a 
in the holy place: it is most holy.
the tabernacle of the congregation. 7 As the a sin offering is, so is the
27 Whatsoever shall touch the b 
trespass offering: there is one law
flesh thereof shall be holy: and for them: the priest that maketh
when there is sprinkled of the atonement therewith shall have it.
blood thereof upon any garment, 8 And the priest that offereth any
thou shalt wash that whereon it was man’s burnt offering, even the priest
sprinkled in the holy place. shall have to himself the skin of the
28 But the earthen vessel wherein burnt offering which he hath offered.
it is sodden shall be a broken: and if 9 And all the meat offering that
it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall is baken in the oven, and all that
be both scoured, and rinsed in water. is dressed in the fryingpan, and in
29 All the males among the priests the pan, shall be the priest’s that
shall eat thereof: it is most holy. offereth it.
20 a ie  a continual meal 26 a Lev. 10:13; Ezek. 42:13. concerning.
offering. 28 a Lev. 11:33; 15:12. 6 a heb  in a holy place.
25 a Num. 18:9; 30 a Jacob 4:11. 7 a 2 Kgs. 12:16.
Mosiah 15:10 (1–12). 7 1 a heb  teaching b Num. 18:9.
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10 And every meat offering, min- 20 But the soul that eateth of the
gled with oil, and dry, shall all the flesh of the sacrifice of peace off­
sons of Aaron have, one as much as erings, that pertain unto the Lord,
another. having his uncleanness upon him,
11 And this is the law of the a sac- even that soul shall be a cut off from
rifice of peace offerings, which he his people.
shall offer unto the Lord. 21 Moreover the soul that shall
12 If he offer it for a a thanksgiving, touch any unclean thing, as the un-
then he shall offer with the sacrifice cleanness of man, or any unclean
of b thanksgiving unleavened cakes beast, or any abominable unclean
mingled with oil, and unleavened thing, and eat of the flesh of the
wafers anointed with oil, and cakes sacrifice of peace offerings, which
mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried. pertain unto the Lord, even that soul
13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer shall be a cut off from his people.
for his offering leavened bread with 22 ¶ And the Lord a spake unto
the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his Moses, saying,
peace offerings. 23 Speak unto the children of Is-
14 a And of it he shall offer one out rael, saying, Ye shall eat no manner
of the whole oblation for an heave of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.
offering unto the Lord, and it shall 24 And the fat of the beast that
be the priest’s that sprinkleth the a 
dieth of itself, and the fat of that
blood of the peace offerings. which is torn with beasts, may be
15 And the flesh of the sacrifice used in any other use: but ye shall
of his peace offerings for thanks- in no wise eat of it.
giving shall be a eaten the same day 25 For whosoever eateth the a fat
that it is offered; he shall not leave of the beast, of which men offer
any of it until the morning. an offering made by fire unto the
16 But if the sacrifice of his offer- Lord, even the soul that eateth it
ing be a vow, or a a voluntary offer- shall be cut off from his people.
ing, it shall be eaten the same day 26 Moreover ye shall eat no man-
that he offereth his sacrifice: and ner of blood, whether it be of fowl or
on the morrow also the remainder of beast, in any of your dwellings.
of it shall be eaten: 27 Whatsoever soul it be that eat-
17 But the remainder of the flesh eth any manner of blood, even that
of the sacrifice on the third day soul shall be cut off from his people.
shall be burnt with fire. 28 ¶ And the Lord spake unto
18 And if any of the flesh of the sac- Moses, saying,
rifice of his peace offerings be eaten 29 Speak unto the children of Is-
at all on the third day, it shall not be rael, saying, He that offereth the
accepted, neither shall it be imputed sacrifice of his peace offerings unto
unto him that offereth it: it shall be the Lord shall bring his oblation
an b abomination, and the soul that unto the Lord of the sacrifice of
eateth of it shall c bear his iniquity. his peace offerings.
19 And the flesh that toucheth any 30 His own hands shall bring the
unclean thing shall not be eaten; it offerings of the Lord made by fire,
shall be burnt with fire: and as for the fat with the breast, it shall he
the flesh, all that be clean shall eat bring, that the breast may be waved
thereof. for a wave offering before the Lord.
11 a tg  Sacrifice. the Lord. 3 Ne. 18:28 (28–31).
12 a 2 Chr. 29:31. 15 a Lev. 22:30 (29–30). c Lev. 5:1 (1–6).
tg  Thanksgiving. 16 a Lev. 22:23; Ezek. 46:12; 20 a 2 Ne. 2:5; D&C 1:14.
b Ps. 107:22. D&C 58:27 (26–28). 21 a tg  Excommunication.
14 a heb  And of it he shall 18 a D&C 132:9 (7–12). 22 a D&C 1:38.
sacrifice one for every b Lev. 19:7; 24 a Ezek. 4:14.
sacrifice that is due to Ezek. 4:14; 25 a Lev. 3:17.
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31 And the priest shall burn the consecrated before all Israel—Moses and
fat upon the altar: but the breast Aaron offer sacrifices to make reconcili­
shall be a Aaron’s and his sons’. ation and atonement with the Lord.
32 And the right shoulder shall ye And the Lord spake unto Moses,
give unto the priest for a an heave saying,
offering of the sacrifices of your 2 Take Aaron and his sons with
peace offerings. him, and the garments, and the
33 He among the sons of Aaron, anointing oil, and a a bullock for the
that offereth the blood of the peace sin offering, and two rams, and a
offerings, and the fat, shall have the basket of unleavened bread;
right a shoulder b for his part. 3 And gather thou all the a congre-
34 For the wave breast and the
heave shoulder have I taken of gation together unto the door of
the children of Israel from off the the tabernacle of the congregation.
sacrifices of their peace offerings, 4 And Moses did as the Lord com-
manded him; and the assembly was
and have given them unto Aaron gathered together unto the door of
the priest and unto his sons by a the tabernacle of the congregation.
statute for ever from among the 5 And Moses said unto the con-
children of Israel. gregation, This is the thing which
35 ¶ This is the portion of the anoint- the Lord commanded to be done.
ing of Aaron, and of the anointing
of his sons, out of the offerings of 6 And Moses brought Aaron and
the Lord made by fire, in the day his sons, and a washed them with
when he presented them to minister water.
unto the Lord in the a priest’s office; 7 And he put upon him the a coat,
and girded him with the girdle,
36 Which the Lord commanded and clothed him with the b robe, and
to be given them of the children of put the ephod upon him, and he
Israel, in the day that he a anointed girded him with the curious girdle
them, by a statute for ever through- of the ephod, and bound it unto
out their generations. him therewith.
37 This is the law of the burnt off­ 8 And he put the a breastplate upon
ering, of the meat offering, and of him: also he put in the breastplate
the sin offering, and of the trespass
offering, and of the consecrations, the b Urim and the Thummim.
and of the sacrifice of the peace 9 And he put a the mitre upon his
head; also upon the mitre, even upon
offerings; his forefront, did he put the golden
38 Which the Lord commanded
Moses in mount Sinai, in the day
plate, the holy crown; as the Lord
that he commanded the children of commanded Moses.
Israel to offer their oblations unto 10 And Moses took the anointing
the Lord, in the wilderness of Sinai. oil, and a anointed the tabernacle
and all that was therein, and b sanc-
Chapter 8 tified them.
11 And he sprinkled thereof upon
Aaron and his sons are washed, anointed, the altar seven times, and anointed
clothed in their priesthood robes, and the altar and all his vessels, both
31 a Num. 18:8 (8–24); 8 2 a Ex. 29:1 (1–14). 9 a heb  the cap (or turban)
Deut. 18:3 (1–5). 3 a tg  Church. upon his head, and he
32 a ie  a contribution. 6 a Ex. 29:4; put the golden diadem,
Mosiah 18:28 (25–29). D&C 124:37 (37–39). the holy crown, upon
33 a 1 Sam. 2:14. 7 a Ex. 28:4; 29:5. the front face of the
b heb  as a present. b 2 Ne. 9:14; cap (or turban).
34 a Num. 18:11. D&C 109:76. b Ex. 28:36.
35 a Luke 1:9; 8 a D&C 27:16 (15–18); 10 a tg  Anointing.
D&C 107:20. JS—H 1:35. b D&C 84:23.
36 a Ex. 40:15 (13–15). b tg  Urim and Thummim.
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the laver and his foot, to sanctify a 

ram, the ram of consecration: and
them. Aaron and his sons laid their hands
12 And he poured of the a anoint- upon the head of the ram.
ing oil upon b Aaron’s head, and 23 And he slew it; and Moses took
anointed him, to sanctify him. of the blood of it, and put it upon
13 And Moses brought Aaron’s the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and upon
sons, b and put coats upon them, and the thumb of his right hand, and
girded them with girdles, and put upon the great toe of his right foot.
bonnets upon them; as the Lord 24 And he brought Aaron’s sons,
commanded Moses. and Moses put of the blood upon
14 And he brought the bullock for the tip of their right ear, and upon
the a sin offering: and Aaron and his the thumbs of their right hands,
sons laid their hands upon the head and upon the great toes of their
of the bullock for the sin offering. right feet: and Moses a sprinkled the
15 And he slew it; and Moses took blood upon the altar round about.
the blood, and put it upon the a horns 25 And he took the fat, and the
of the altar round about with his rump, and all the fat that was upon
finger, and purified the b altar, and the inwards, and the caul above the
poured the blood at the bottom of liver, and the two kidneys, and their
the altar, and sanctified it, d to make fat, and the right shoulder:
reconciliation upon it. 26 And out of the basket of un-
16 And he took all the fat that leavened bread, that was before the
was upon the inwards, and the caul Lord, he took one unleavened cake,
above the liver, and the two kidneys, and a cake of oiled bread, and one
and their fat, and Moses burned it wafer, and put them on the fat, and
upon the altar. upon the right shoulder:
17 But the bullock, and his hide, 27 And he put all upon Aaron’s
his flesh, and his dung, he burnt hands, and upon his sons’ hands,
with fire without the camp; as the and waved them for a wave offer-
Lord commanded Moses. ing before the Lord.
18 ¶ And he brought the ram for 28 And Moses took them from
the burnt offering: and Aaron and off their hands, and burnt them on
his sons laid their hands upon the the altar upon the burnt offering:
head of the ram. they were consecrations for a sweet
19 And he killed