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The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 22

22:1 “And it happened in the first week of the forty-third (fourth) jubilee, in the second year, that is the year in which Abraham died, Isaac and Ishmael came from the fountain of the oath that they might celebrate the festival of the seven days, that is, the festival of the first-fruits of the harvest, with Abraham, their father; and Abraham rejoiced because his two sons came to him.”
22:2 “For Isaac had much possessions in Beer-Sheba, and Isaac went out to see his possessions and returned to his father.”
22:3 “And in these days Ishmael came to see his father, and they all came together, and Isaac offered up a sacrifice as a burnt offering, and brought it upon the altar which his father had made at Hebron.”
22:4 “And he offered a thank offering and made a feast of joy before his brother Ishmael, and Rebecca made new cakes out of new grain, and she gave thereof to Jacob, her best son, that he should bring to Abraham, his father, from the first-fruits of the land, that he might eat and bless/praise the Creator of all before he died.”
22:5 “And Isaac, too, sent by the hand of Jacob, who excelled, a thank offering to Abraham, that he should drink and eat.”
22:6 “And he ate and drank and blessed/praised the Most High God, who had created the heavens and the earth, and had made all the fat of the earth and had given it to the children of men to eat and to drink and that they should bless/praise their Creator.”
22:7 “And now I humbly thank you, my Lord, that you have shown to me this day: behold, I am one hundred and seventy-five years old and full of days, and all the days were peace.”
22:8 “The sword of the hater did not overcome me in all that you have given me and my children all the days of my life until the present day.”
22:9 “My God, your grace be over your servant and over the seed of his sons, that he may be to you a chosen nation and an inheritance from among all the nations of the earth, from now on and to all the days of the generations of the earth unto all eternities.”
22:10 “And he called Jacob and said to him: “My son Jacob, the Lord of all bless you and strengthen you to do righteousness and his will before him, and may he choose you and your seed that you may be a people for his inheritance, according to his will in all the days.”
22:11 “And you, my son Jacob, come hither and kiss me.”
22:12 “And he approached and kissed him, and he said: “Blessed be Jacob, my son, and all his children to the Lord Most High in all eternities; may the Lord give you a seed of righteousness from among your sons, to sanctify him in the midst of all the earth; and may all the nations serve and bow down to your seed.”
22:13 “Become powerful before men, as you rule over all the seed of the earth and among the seed of Seth, when your path and the path of your sons is just for being his holy nation.”
22:14 “May the Most High God give you all the blessings with which he blessed me and with which he blessed Noah and Adam; may they rest upon the sacred head of your seed to all generations and to eternity.”
22:15 “And may the Lord preserve you clean from all unclean defilement, that you may be forgiven of all the sins which without knowledge you have committed, and may he strengthen you and bless you, and may you inherit the whole earth.”
22:16 “And may he renew his covenant with you, that you may be to him a nation for his inheritance to all eternities, and he may be to you and to your seed a God in reality and in truth in all the days of the earth.”
22:17 “And you, my son Jacob, remember my words and observe the commandments of Abraham, your father; withdraw from among the Gentiles/hethan and do not eat with them, and do not according to their actions, and be not their companion; for their actions are unclean and all their ways are defiled and their sacrifices an abomination.”
22:18 “They sacrifice to the dead, and the evil spirits they worship, and in the graves they eat, and all their doings are in vain and for naught.”
22:19 “They have no heart to think and no eyes to see any of their actions and when they err, saying to a piece of wood, “You are my God,” and to a stone, “You are my Lord and my savior”, and these have no heart.”
22:20 “And you, my son Jacob, may the Most High Lord aid you, and the God of heaven bless you and preserve you from all their uncleanness and from all their error.”
22:21 “Be you on your guard, my son Jacob, that you take not a wife from among all the seed of the daughters of Canaan, for all its seed is to be rooted out of the land; for on account of the sin of Ham and the transgression of Canaan also all his seed will be destroyed from the earth, and none will be left and escape of them on the day of judgment.”
22:22 “And all those that worship idols and all haters will have no hope in the land of the living, for they will descend into Sheol and will go unto the place of judgment, and there will not be any remembrance of them on the earth; just as the children of Sodom were taken away from the earth, there will be taken away all those that worship idols.”
22:23 “Fear not, my son Jacob, and do not tremble, son of Abraham; the Most High God will protect you from all destruction, and from all the paths of error he will deliver you.”
22:24 “This house I have built for myself, that I might place my name above it upon the land which is given to you and to your seed forever, and that it should be called the house of Abraham; it is given to you and to your seed forever, since you will build up my house and will establish my name before God unto eternity, and your seed and your name will stand in all the generations of the earth.”
22:25 “And he ceased speaking and commanding and blessing.”
22:26 “And the two lay together on one bed, and Jacob slept in the bosom of Abraham, the father of his father, and his thoughts kissed him seven times, and his love and his heart rejoiced over him.”
22:27 “And he blessed/praised him with his whole heart and said: “The Most High God, the God of all, the Creator of all, who has led me out of Ur of the Chaldees, that he might give me this land as an inheritance to eternity and that I should establish a holy seed, may the Most High be blessed/praised to eternity.”
22:28 “And he blessed Jacob and said: “My son, who is in all my heart and in all my thoughts, may I rejoice in him, and may your grace and your mercy be extensive over him and over his seed all the days.”
22:29 “And do not desert him and do not neglect him from now on and to the eternity of days, and may your eyes be open over him and over his seed, that you protect him and bless him and sanctify him, to be a nation for your inheritance.”
22:30 “And bless him with all your blessings from now on and to all the days to eternity, and renew your covenant, and be merciful with him and with his seed, in all your will to all the generations of the earth.”

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