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haYashar Jasher 35


1 a:

And all the kings of the Emori (567) came and took their stand in the field to consult with their counsellors what was to be done with the sons of Ya'aqov (3290), for they were still afraid of them, saying, Behold, two of them slew the whole of the city of Sh'khem (7927).

2 b:

And Y'hovah (3068) heard the prayers of Yits'chaq (3327) and Ya'aqov (3290), and he filled the hearts of all these kings' advisers with great fear and terror that they unanimously exclaimed,

3 g:

Are you silly this day, or is there no understanding in you, that you will fight with the Hebrews, and why will you take a delight in your own destruction this day?

4 d:

Behold two of them came to the city of Sh'khem (7927) without fear or terror, and they killed all the inhabitants of the city, that no man stood up against them, and how will you be able to fight with them all?

5 h:

Surely you know that their Elohim (430) is exceedingly fond of them, and has done mighty things for them, such as have not been done from days of old, and amongst all the elohim (430) of nations, there is none can do like unto his mighty deeds.

6 w:

Surely he delivered their father Av'raham (85), the Hebrew, from the hand of Nim'rod (5248), and from the hand of all his people who had many times sought to slay him.

7 z:

He delivered him also from the fire in which king Nim'rod (5248) had cast him, and his Elohim (430) delivered him from it.

8 x:

And who else can do the like? surely it was Av'raham (85) who slew the five kings of Eylam (5867), when they had touched his brother's son who in those days dwelt in S'dom (5467).

9 j:

And took his servant that was faithful in his house and a few of his men, and they pursued the kings of Eylam (5867) in one night and killed them, and restored to his brother's son all his property which they had taken from him.

10 y:

And surely you know the Elohim (430) of these Hebrews is much delighted with them, and they are also delighted with him, for they know that he delivered them from all their enemies.

11 ay:

And behold through his love toward his Elohim (430), Av'raham (85) took his only and precious son and intended to bring him up as a burnt offering to his Elohim (430), and had it not been for Elohim (430) who prevented him from doing this, he would then have done it through his love to his Elohim (430).

12 by:

And Elohim (430) saw all his works, and swore unto him, and promised him that he would deliver his sons and all his seed from every trouble that would befall them, because he had done this thing, and through his love to his Elohim (430) stifled his compassion for his child.

13 gy:

And have you not heard what their Elohim (430) did to Pharaoh one reigning of Mits'rayim (4714), and to Avimelekh (40) one reigning of G'rar (1642), through taking the wife of Av'raham (85), who said of her, She is my sister, lest they might slay him on account of her, and think of taking her for a wife? and Elohim (430) did unto them and their people all that you heard of.

14 dy:

And behold, we ourselves saw with our eyes that Esav (6215), the brother of Ya'aqov (3290), came to him with four hundred men, with the intention of slaying him, for he called to mind that he had taken away from him his father's blessing.

15 hj:

And he went to meet him when he came from Syria, to smite the mother with the children, and who delivered him from his hands but his Elohim (430) in whom he trusted? he delivered him from the hand of his brother and also from the hands of his enemies, and surely he again will protect them.

16 wj:

Who does not know that it was their Elohim (430) who inspired them with strength to do to the town of Sh'khem (7927) the evil which you heard of?

17 zy:

Could it then be with their own strength that two men could destroy such a large city as Sh'khem (7927) had it not been for their Elohim (430) in whom they trusted? he said and did unto them all this to slay the inhabitants of the city in their city.

18 xy:

And can you then prevail over them who have come forth together from your city to fight with the whole of them, even if a thousand times as many more should come to your assistance?

19 jy:

Surely you know and understand that you do not come to fight with them, but you come to war with their Elohim (430) who made choice of them, and you have therefore all come this day to be destroyed.

20 k:

Now therefore refrain from this evil which you are endeavoring to bring upon yourselves, and it will be better for you not to go to battle with them, although they are but few in numbers, because their Elohim (430) is with them.

21 ak:

And when the kings of the Emori (567) heard all the words of their advisers, their hearts were filled with terror, and they were afraid of the sons of Ya'aqov (3290) and would not fight against them.

22 bk:

And they inclined their ears to the words of their advisers, and they listened to all their words, and the words of the counsellors greatly pleased the kings, and they did so.

23 gk:

And the kings turned and refrained from the sons of Ya'aqov (3290), for they durst not approach them to make war with them, for they were greatly afraid of them, and their hearts melted within them from their fear of them.

24 dk:

For this proceeded from Y'hovah (3068) to them, for he heard the prayers of his servants Yits'chaq (3327) and Ya'aqov (3290), for they trusted in him; and all these kings returned with their camps on that day, each to his own city, and they did not at that time fight with the sons of Ya'aqov (3290).

25 hk:

And the sons of Ya'aqov (3290) kept their station that day till evening opposite mount Sichon (5511), and seeing that these kings did not come to fight against them, the sons of Ya'aqov (3290) returned home.


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