Genesis Chapter 15 and Chapter 16

Chapter 15: Yah’s Covenant with Abram

1 After these things the word of Yah came to Abram in a vision saying, “Do not be afraid Abram, I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward”. 2 But Abram said, “Master Yah, what will You give me seeing I go childless and the heir of my house is Yliezer of Damascus”? 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring. Indeed one born in my house is my heir”! 4 And behold, the word of Yah came to him saying “This one shall not be your heir but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir”. 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven (shamayim) and count the stars, if you are able to number them”. And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be”. 6 And he believed in Yah and He accounted it to him for righteousness. 7 Then He said to him, “I am Yah who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to inherit”. 8 And he said, “Master Yah, how shall I know that I will inherit it”? 9 So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtle dove and a young pigeon. 10 Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle and placed each piece opposite the other but he did not cut the birds in two. 11 And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. 12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram and behold horror and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs and will serve them and they will afflict them four hundred years”. 14 “And also the nation whom they serve I will judge. Afterward they shall come out with great possessions”. 15 “Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace. You shall be buried at a good old age”. 16 “But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete”. 17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. 18 On the same day Yah made a covenant with Abram saying: “To your descendants I have given this land from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates”. 19 “The Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites”. 20 “The Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim”. 21 “The Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Yebusites”.

Chapter 16: Hagar and Ishmayl

1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, Yah has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go into my maid. Perhaps I shall obtain children by her”. And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai. 3 Then Sarai, Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid , the Egyptian and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. 4 So he went into Hagar and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. Yah judge between you and me”. 6 So Abram said to Sarai, “Indeed your maid is in your hand. Do to her as you please”. And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence. 7 Now the angel (malakim) of Yah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. 8 And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from and where are you going”? She said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai”. 9 The angel of Yah said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit yourself under her hand”. 10 Then the angel of Yah said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly so that they shall not be counted for multitude”. 11 And the angel of Yah said to her: “Behold, you are with child and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmayl because Yah has heard your affliction”. 12 He shall be a wild man. His hand shall be against every man and every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brothers”. 13 Then she called the name of Yah who spoke to her, You-Are-The-Power-Who-Sees. For she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me”? 14 Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi (meaning well of the One who lives and sees me). Observe it is between Kadesh and Bered. 15 So Hagar bore Abram a son and Abram named his son whom Hagar bore, Ishmayl. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmayl to Abram.

Genesis Chapter 13 and Chapter 14

Chapter 13: Abram Inherits Canaan

1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had and Lot with him to the South (Negev). 2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold. 3 And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethyl to the place where his tent had been at the beginning between Bethyl and Ai. 4 To the place of the altar which he had made there at first. And there Abram called on the name of Yah. 5 Lot also, who went with Abram had flocks and herds and tents. 6 Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together. 7 And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land. 8 So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen for we are brothers”. 9 “Is not the whole land before you”? “Please separate from me. If you take the left then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right then I will go to the left”. 10 And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Yordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before Yah destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of Yah, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Yordan and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other. 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against Yah. 14 And Yah said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are–northward, southward, eastward and westward”. 15 “For all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants (seed) forever. 16 “And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered”. 17 “Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you”. 18 Then Abram moved his tent and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre (Hebrew Alon Mamre)  which are in Hebron and built an altar there to Yah.

Chapter 14: Lot’s Captivity and Rescue

1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of nations (Goyim or Gentiles). 2 That they made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (that is Zoar). 3 All these joined together in the Valley of Siddim (that is the Salt Sea or Dead Sea). 4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him came and attacked the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim. 6 And the Horites in their mountain of Seir as far as Yl Paran which is by the wilderness. 7 Then they turned back and came to En Mishpat (that is Kadesh) and attacked by all the country of the Amalekites and also the Amorites who dwelt in Hazezon Tamar. 8 And the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (that is Zoar) went out and joined together in battle in the Valley of Siddim. 9 Against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of asphalt pits and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled. Some fell there and the remainder fled to the mountains. 11 Then they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their provisions and went their way. 12 They also took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son who dwelt in Sodom and his goods and departed. 13 Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew for he dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre (Alon Mamre) the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner and they were allies with Abram. 14 Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who wee born in his own house and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 He divided his forces against them by night and he and his servants attacked them and pursued them as far as Hobah which is north of Damascus. 16 So he brought  back all the goods and also brought back his brother Lot and his goods as well as the women and the people. 17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is the King’s Valley) after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.

Abram and Melchizedek

18 Then Melchizedek king of Shalem  (or Shalom) brought out bread and wine. He the priest of Yah Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of Yah Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth. 20 And blessed be Yah Most High who has delivered your enemies into your hand”. And he gave him a tithe of all. 21 Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons and take the goods for yourself”. 22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Almighty, Yah Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth”. 23 “That I will take nothing from a thread to a sandal strap and that I will not take anything that is yours”.  Lest you should say, “I have made Abram rich”. 24 “Except only what the young men have eaten and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eschol and Mamre , let them take their portion.”

Genesis Chapter 11 and Chapter 12

Chapter 11: The Tower of Babel

1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and they dwelt there. 3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly”. They had brick for stone and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower whose top is in the heavens. Let us make a name for ourselves lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth”. 5 But Yah came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And Yah said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them”. 7 “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language that they  may not understand one another’s speech”. 8 So Yah scattered  them abroad from there over the face of all the earth and they ceased building the city. 9 Therefore, its name is called Babel because there Yah confused the language of all the earth and from there Yah scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Shem’s Descendants

10 This is the genealogy of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood. 11 After he begot Arphaxad, Shem lived five hundred years and begot sons and daughters. 12 Arphaxad lived thirty-five years and begot Salah. 13 After he begot Salah, Arphaxad lived four hundred and three years and begot sons and daughters. 14 Salah lived thirty years and begot Eber. 15 After he begot Eber, Salah lived four hundred and three years and begot sons and daughters. 16 Eber lived thirty-four years and begot Peleg. 17 After he begot Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters. 18 Peleg lived thirty years and begot Reu. 19 After he begot Reu, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years and begot sons and daughters. 20 Reu lived thirty-two years and begot Serug. 21 After he begot Serug, Reu lived two hundred and seven years and begot sons and daughters. 22 Serug lived thirty years and begot Nahor. 23 After he begot Nahor, Serug lived two hundred years and begot sons and daughters. 24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years and begot Terah. 25 After he begot Terah, Nahor live one hundred and nineteen years and begot sons and daughters. 26 Now Terah lived seventy years and begot Abram, Nahor and Haran.

Terah’s Descendants

27 This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor and Haran. Haran begot Lot. 28 And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah. 30 But Sarai was barren. She had no child. 31 And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan. And they came to Haran and dwelt there. 32 So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years and Terah died in Haran.

Chapter 12: Promises to Abram

1 Now Yah had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great and you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you and I will curse him who curses you. And in you all the nations of the earth shall be blessed”. 4 So Abram departed as Yah had spoken to him and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son and all their possessions that they had gathered and the people whom they had acquired in Haran and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. 6 Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh (Hebrew Alon Moreh). 7 Then Yah appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land”. And there he built an altar to Yah who had appeared to him. 8 And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethyl and he pitched his tent with Bethyl on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to Yah and called on the name of Yah. 9 So Abram journeyed going on still toward the south (Hebrew Negev).

Abram in Egypt

10 Now there was a famine in the land and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there for the famine was severe in the land. 11 And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt that he said to Sarai his wife, “Indeed I know that you are a woman of beautiful countenance”. 12 “Therefore it will happen when the Egyptians see you that they will say, “This is his wife and they will kill me but they will let you live”. 13 “Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake and that I (my soul) may live because of you”. 14 So it was when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful. 15 The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house. 16 He treated Abram well for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys and camels. 17 But Yah plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me”? “Why did you not tell me that she was your wife”? 19 “Why did you say, “She is my sister”? I might have taken her as my wife. Now therefore, here is your wife, take her and go your way”. 20 So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him and they sent him away with his wife and all that he had.

Genesis Chapter 9 and Chapter 10

Chapter 9

1 So Yah blessed Noah and his sons and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth”. 2 “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand”. 3 “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things even as the green herbs”. 4 “But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood”. 5 “Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning. From the hand of every beast I will require it and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man”. 6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed. For in the image of Yah, He made man. 7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply. Bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply it”. 8 Then Yah spoke to Noah and to his sons with him saying. 9 “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants (seed) after you. 10 “And with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle and every beast of the earth with you of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11 “Thus I establish My covenant with you. Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood. Never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth”. 12 And Yah said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 “I set My rainbow in the cloud and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth”. 14 “It shall be when I bring a cloud over the earth that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud”. 15 “And I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh. The waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 “The rainbow shall be in the cloud and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between Yah and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth”. 17 And Yah said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth”.

Noah and His Sons

18 Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Yapheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan. 19 These three were the sons of Noah and from these the whole earth was populated. 20 And Noah began to be a farmer and he planted a vineyard. 21 Then he drank of the wine and was drunk and became uncovered in his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Yapheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away and they did not see their father’s nakedness. 24 So Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his younger son has done to him. 25 Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan a servant of servants he shall be to his brothers”. 26 And he said: “Blessed be Yah, the Almighty of Shem and may Canaan be his servant”. 27 “May Yah enlarge (or deceive) Yapheth and may he dwell in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be his servant”. 28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years and he died.

Chapter 10: Nations Descended from Noah

1 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Yapheth. And sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Yapheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Yavan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath (or Diphath 1 Chronicles 1:6) and Togarmah. 4 The sons of Yavan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim (also spelled Rodanim 1 Chronicles 1:7). 5 From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands everyone according to his language, according to their families into their nations. 6 The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put (or Phut) and Canaan. 7 The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabtechah. And the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. 8 Cush begot Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one on the earth. 9 He was mighty hunter before Yah therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before Yah”. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh in the land of Shinar. 11 From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah. 12 And Resen between  Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). 13 Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim 14 Pathrusim and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim). 15 Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn and Heth. 16 The Yebusite, the Ammorite and the Girgashite. 17 The Hivite, the Arkite and the Sinite. 18 The Arvadite, the Zemarite and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were dispered. 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon as you go toward Gerar as far as Gaza then as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim as far as Lasha. 20 These were the sons of Ham according to their families, according to their languages in their lands and in their nations. 21 And children were born also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Yapheth the elder. 22 The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. 23 The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether and Mash (or Meshech 1 Chronicles 1:17). 24 Arphaxad begot Salah (or Arphaxad begot Cainan and Cainan begot Salah compare Luke 3:35,36) and Salah begot Eber. 25 To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg for in his days the earth was divided and his brother’s name was Yoktan. 26 Yoktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Yerah 27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah 28 Obal (Ebal in 1 Chronicles 1:22), Abimayl, Sheba 29 Ophir, Havilah and Yobab. All these were the sons of Yoktan. 30 And their dwelling place was from Mesha as you go toward Sephar the mountain of the east. 31 These were the sons of Shem according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands, according to their nations. 32 These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood.

*Verse 9:1 compare to Genesis 1:28.

Genesis Chapter 7 and Chapter 8

Chapter 7: The Great Flood

Then Yah said to Noah, “Come into the ark you and all your household because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation”. 2 “You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female.  Two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female. 3 “Also seven each of birds of the air male and female to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth”. 4 “For  after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made”. 5 And Noah did according to all that Yah commanded him. 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood waters were on the earth. 7 So Noah, with his sons, his wife and his son’s wives went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds and of everything that creeps on the earth. 9 Two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female as Yah had commanded Noah. 10 And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham and Yapheth and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark. 14 They and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind and every bird after its kind. Every bird of every sort. 15 And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two of all flesh in which is the breath of life. 16  So those that entered male and female of all flesh went in as Yah had commanded him and Yah shut him in. 17 Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark and it rose high above the earth. 18 The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. 20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward and the mountains were covered. 21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth. Birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth and every man. 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the Spirit of life, all that was on the dry land died. 23 So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. 24 And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.

Chapter 8:Noah’s Deliverance

1 Then Yah remembered Noah and every living thing and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And Yah made a wind to pass over the earth and the waters subsided. 2 The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped and the rain from heaven was retrained. 3 And the waters receded continually from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters decreased. 4 Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat. 5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen. 6 So it came to pass, at the end of forty days that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. 7 Then he sent out a raven which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. 8 He also sent out from himself a dove to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. 9 But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot and she returned into the ark to him for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her and drew her into the ark to himself. 10 And he waited yet another seven days and again he sent the dove out from the ark. 11 Then the dove came to  him in the evening and behold a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 12 So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove which did not return again to him anymore. 13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked and indeed the surface of the ground was dry. 14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried. 15 Then Yah spoke to Noah saying 16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your son’s wives with you”. 17 “Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth so that they may abound on the earth and be fruitful and multiply on the earth”. 18 So Noah went out and his sons and his wife and his son’s wives with him. 19 Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird and whatever creeps on the earth according to their families went out of the ark.

Yah’s Covenant with Creation

20 Then Noah built an altar to Yah and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And Yah smelled a soothing aroma. Then Yah said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. 22 ” While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer and day and night shall not cease”.

Genesis Chapter 5 and Chapter 6

The Family of Adam

1 This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that Yah created man, He made him in the likeness of Yah. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them and called them mankind in the day they were created. 3 And Adam lived one hundred  and thirty years and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image and  named him Seth. 4 After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years and he had sons and daughters. 5 So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years and he died. 6 Seth lived one hundred and five years and begot Enosh. 7 After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years and had sons and daughters. 8 So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years and he died. 9 Enosh lived ninety years and begot Cainan (Qenan). 10 After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years and had sons and daughters. 11 So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years and he died. 12 Cainan lived seventy years and begot Mahalalyl. 13 After he begot Mahalalyl, Cainan lived eight hundred and forty years and had sons and daughters. 14 So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years and he died. 15 Mahalalyl lived sixty-five years and begot Yared. 16 After he begot Yared, Mahalalyl lived eight hundred and thirty years and he died. 17 So all the days of Mahalalyl were eight hundred and ninety-five years and he died. 18 Yared lived one hundred and sixty-two years and begot Enoch. 19 After he begot Enoch, Yared lived eight hundred years and had sons and daughters. 20 So all the days of Yared were nine hundred and sixty-two years and he died. 21 Enoch lived sixty-five years and begot Methuselah. 22 After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with Yah three hundred years and had sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 And Enoch walked with Yah and he was not, for Yah took him. v. 25 Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years and begot Lamech. 26 After he begot Lamech, Methselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years and had sons and daughters. 27 So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years and he died. 28 Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years and had a son. 29 And he called his name Noah saying, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands because of the ground which Yah has cursed”. 30 After he begot Noah, Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five  years and had sons and daughters. 31 So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years and he died. 32 And Noah was five hundred years old and Noah begot Shem, Ham and Yapheth.

Chapter 6: The Wickedness and Judgment of Man

1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them 2 that the sons of Yah saw the daughters of men that they were beautiful and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. 3 And Yah said, “My Spirit shall not strive (abide) with man forever for he is indeed flesh. Yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years. 4 There were giants on the earth in those days and also afterward when the sons of Yah came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 5 Then Yah saw that that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And Yah was sorry that He had made man on the earth and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So Yah said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air for I am sorry that I have made them”. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of Yah.

Noah Pleases Yah

9 This is the genealogy of Noah: Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with Yah. 10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham and Yapheth. 11 The earth also was corrupt before Yah and the earth was filled with violence. 12 So Yah looked upon the earth and indeed it was corrupt. For all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

The Ark Prepared

13 And Yah said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them and behold I will destroy them with the earth”. 14 “Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark and cover it inside and outside with pitch”. 15 “And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits. Its width fifty cubits and its height thirty cubits”. 16 “You shall make a window for the ark and you shall finish it to a cubit from above and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second and third decks”. 17 “And behold, I Myself am bringing flood waters on the earth to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life. Everything that is on the earth shall die”. 18 “But I will establish My covenant with you and you shall go into the ark–you, your sons, your wife and your son’s wives with you”. 19 “And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female”. 20 “Of the birds after their kind. Of  animals after their kind and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive”. 21 “And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten and you shall gather it to yourself and it shall be food for you and for them”. 22 Thus Noah did according to all that Yah commanded him. So he did.

Genesis Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

Chapter 3: The Temptation and Fall of Man

1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which Yah had made. And he said to the woman, “Has Yah indeed said, “You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden”. 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Yah has said, “You shall not eat it nor shall you touch it lest you die”. 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die”. 5 “For Yah knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like Yah knowing good and evil”. 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of Yah walking in the garden in the cool of the day and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yah among the trees of the garden. 9 Then Yah called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you”? 10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself”. 11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked”? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat”? 12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate”. 13 And Yah said to the woman, “What is this you have done”? The woman said, “The serpent deceived me and I ate”. 14 So Yah said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle and more than every beast of the field. On your belly you shall go and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise His heel”. 16 To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception. In pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you”. 17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you saying, “You shall not eat of it”. “Cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you. And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground. For out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you shall return”. 20 And Adam called his wife’s name Hawah (Eve) because she was the mother of all living. 21 Also for Adam and his wife, Yah made tunics of skin and clothed them.  22Then Yah said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live forever. 23 Therefore Yah sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden and a flaming sword which turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

Chapter 4: Cain (Qayin) murders Abel (Hebyl)

1 Now Adam knew Hawah his wife and she conceived and bore Cain and said, “I have acquired a man from Yah”. 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to Yah. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And Yah respected Abel and his offering. 5 But He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry and his countenance fell. 6 So Yah said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen”? 7 “If you do well, will you not be accepted”? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door and its desire is for you but you should rule over it”. 8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother (let us go out to the field) and it came to pass when they were in the field that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. 9 Then Yah said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother”? He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper”? 10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground”. 11 “So now you are cursed from the earth which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 “When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth”. 13 And Cain said to Yah, “My punishment is greater than I can bear”! 14 “Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground. I shall be hidden from Your face. I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me”. 15 And Yah said to him, “Therefore (Not so), whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold”. And Yah set a mark on Cain lest anyone finding him should kill him.

The Family of Cain

16 Then Cain went out from the presence of Yah and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad and Irad begot Mehuyayl and Mehuyayl begot Methushayl and Methushayl begot Lamech. 19 Then Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah and the name of the second was Zillah. 20 And Adah bore Yabal. He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Yubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp (lyre)  and flute. 22 And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain (Tubal-Qayin), a smith  of every tool in bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah. 23 Then Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah hear my voice: Wives of Lemech listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me. Even a young man for hurting me. 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold”.

A New Son

25 And Adam knew his wife again and she bore a son and named him Seth (Sheth), “For Yah has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel whom Cain killed”. 26 And as for Seth, to him also a son was born and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of Yah.