The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 15

15:1 “In the fifth year of the fourth week of this jubilee, in the third month, in the beginning of the month, Abram celebrated the festival of the first of the grain harvest; and he brought new offerings beside offerings of the first fruits to the Lord, an ox and a goat and a sheep upon the altar as a sacrifice to the Lord, and their fruit offerings and their drink offerings he placed upon the altar together with frankincense.”
15:2 “And the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him: “I am the omnipotent God; be pleasing to me and be perfect, and I will establish my covenant between me and you, and will increase you exceedingly.”
15:3 “And Abram fell down on his face.”
15:4 “And the Lord spoke to him and said: “Behold my ordinance is with you, and I will make you the father of many nations, and your name shall no longer be Abram, and your name henceforth and to eternity shall be Abraham, for I will make you a father of many nations, and I will make you exceedingly great, and will cause nations and kings to proceed from you.”
15:5 “And I will establish my covenant between me and you and between your seed after you in their generations, as an ordinance of eternity, that I will be a God to you and to your seed after you in their generations, (and I will give you) the land where you are a stranger, the land of Canaan, that you shall be ruler over it to eternity, and I will be their God.”
15:6 “And the Lord said to Abraham: “And you, preserve my covenant, you and your seed after you, and circumcise all your foreskins, and let it be a sign of my ordinance unto eternity between me and you and for your descendants.”
15:7 “On the eighth day you shall circumcise all the males in your generation, the members of the household, and him whom you have bought with gold from all the sons of the strangers whom you have as your property, who are not of your seed, they shall circumcise the children of the household, and whomsoever you have bought shall be circumcised.”
15:8 “And my covenant shall be on your flesh as an eternal ordinance; and whosoever is not circumcised on the eighth day, his soul shall be rooted out of his generation, for he has overthrown my covenant.”
15:9 “And the Lord said unto Abraham: “Sara, your wife, shall no longer be called by her name Sara, for Sarah shall be her name; for I will bless and give to you a son from her, and I will bless him and he will become a people, and kings and nations shall proceed from him.”
15:10 “And Abraham fell upon his face and rejoiced, and he said in his heart: “Should there be born a son to one of a hundred years, and shall Sarah, who is ninety, yet bring forth!”
15:11 “And Abraham said to the Lord: “O that Ishmael might live before you!”
15:12 “And the Lord said: “Yes, and Sarah also shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac, and I will establish my eternal covenant with him and with his seed after him.”
15:13 “And also in reference to Ishmael have I heard you, and, behold, I will bless him, and I will make him great and will increase him exceedingly, and twelve princes he will beget, and I will make him a great nation; but I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear for you, in these days, in the second year.”
15:14 “And having ended speaking with him, the Lord ascended from over above Abraham.”
15:15 “And Abraham did as the Lord had said to him, and took Ishmael his son, and all the members of his household, and those whom he had bought with gold, all the males that were in his house, and circumcised the flesh of their sexual member.”
15:16 “And at the time of these days Abraham was circumcised, and all the men of his house and all whom he had bought with gold from among the sons of the strangers were circumcised with him.”
15:17 “And this is the law for all the generations of eternity, with no change of days and no deviation of day from the eighth day, for it is an eternal ordinance; ordained and written in the tablets of heaven.”
15:18 “And every one that is born, the flesh of whose member is not circumcised upon the eighth day, is not of the children of the covenant which the Lord made with Abraham, but is of the children of destruction; and he has no sign upon him that he is the Lord’s, but he is for destruction and slaying from the earth and for rooting out of the earth; for he has broken the covenant of the Lord our God.”
15:19 “For all the angels of the face and all the angels of glorification were thus created from the day of their creation; and he looked upon the angels of glorification, and he sanctified Israel that they should be with him and with his holy angels.”
15:20 “And you command the children of Israel and let them observe the sign of this covenant, and for their generations as an eternal ordinance that they be not rooted out of the land.”
15:21 “For it is ordained as a command of the covenant that they should observe it forever among all the children of Israel.”
15:22 “For Ishmael and his sons and his brothers and Esau the Lord did not permit to approach him and did not choose them, for the sons of Abraham are those he acknowledged, and he chose Israel to be his people.”
15:23 “And he sanctified it and collected it from among all the children of men, for there are many nations and many peoples, and all are his, and over all has he appointed spirits to rule, that they should lead them astray from him, but over Israel he did not appoint any ruler, neither an angel nor a spirit, but he alone is their ruler, and he preserves them, and he contends for them against the hands of his angels and his spirits and all; and they shall keep all his commandments, and he will bless them, and they shall be his, and he will be theirs, from now on and to eternity.”
15:24 “And from now on I will announce to you that the children of Israel will break faith with this ordinance, and will not circumcise their sons according to this whole law, for they will omit this circumcision of the children on the flesh of their circumcision, and they all, the sons of Belial/Satan, will leave their children without circumcision as they were born.”
15:25 “And the wrath upon the children of Israel will be great from the Lord, for they have deserted his covenant, and have departed from his word, and enrage him and blaspheme him, as they do not observe this ordinance according to this sign, for they make their members like the Gentiles/hethan for being torn and rooted out of the land. And no longer is there forgiveness or pardon for them that all their sin may be forgiven and pardoned for this error to eternity.”

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