The Book of Jubilees

Edits, corrections and cross references by The Firmament

These are the words of the division of days, according to the law and testimony (covenant), according to the events of the years, according to their sevens, according to their Jubilees, to all the years of the world, according to the word of the Lord on Mount Sinai to Moses, when he ascended to receive the stone tablets of the law and the commandments by the voice of the Lord when He said to him: “Ascend to the top of the mountain!”

Chapter 1

1:1 “And it happened in the first year of the exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt, in the 3rd month, on the 16th of this month, and the Lord spoke to Moses saying: Ascend to me here on the mountain, and I will give to you the two stone tablets of the law and the commandments; as I have written them, you shall make them known.”
1:2 “And Moses ascended the mountain of the Lord, and the glory of the Lord dwelt on the mountain of Sinai, and a cloud over shadowed it six days.”
1:3 “And the Lord called to Moses on the seventh day in the midst of the cloud; and he saw the glory of the Lord like a flaming fire on the top of the mountain.”
1:4 “And Moses was there on the mountain forty days and forty nights, and the Lord instructed him in regard to what was past and what would be, the words of the division of days, both in the law and the testimony.”
1:5 “And he said to him: “Incline your heart to every word which I shall speak to you, and write them into a book, in order that their generations may see how I have left them on account of all the evil which they do, in rebelling and in deserting the covenant which I established between me and you this day on Mount Sinai for their generations.”
1:6 “And it will be and these words shall declare it thus when all the punishments shall come over them; and they will know that I am more righteous than they in all their judgments and their desires, and they will know that I was with them.”
1:7 “And you, write for yourself all these words which I make known to you this day (for I know their rebellion and their stiff neck) before I shall lead them into the land which I have sworn to their fathers, to Abraham and Isaac and to Jacob, saying, “To your seed I will give this land, which flows with milk and honey; and they shall eat and be satisfied.”
1:8 “And they will turn themselves to false gods, who did not deliver them from all their oppression; and this testimony will be heard against them for a testimony.”
1:9 “For they will forget all my ordinances which I have commanded them, and will walk after the Gentiles/hethan and after their impurity and after their shame, and will serve their gods, and these will become for them an offence unto oppression and misfortune and for a trap.”
1:10 “And many will be destroyed and will be taken captive and will fall into the hands of the enemy, because they have deserted my ordinances and my commands and the festivals of my covenant, and my sabbaths and that which I have sanctified to myself in their midst, and my tabernacle and my sanctuary which I have sanctified to myself in the midst of the land that I should set my name over it and should dwell there.”
1:11 “And they will make to themselves altars on heights and groves and sculptured idols, and each one will worship his own idol for sin, and they will offer their children to the demons and to all the deeds of the error of their hearts.”
1:12 “And I will send witnesses to them that I may testify over them, but they will not hear and will slay my witnesses, and they will cast out those who seek the law, and will abolish the whole (law), and will begin to do evil before my eyes.”
1:13 “And I will hide my face from them and I will deliver them over to the Gentiles/hethan for captivity and for binding and for devouring and for expelling them from the midst of the land, and I shall scatter them in the midst of the Gentiles/hethan.”
1:14 “And they will forget all my law and all my commandments and all my judgment, and they will err in reference to new moons and sabbaths and festivals and jubilees and ordinances.”
1:15 “And then they will turn themselves to me from the midst of the Gentiles/hethan with all their hearts and all their soul and all their power, and I shall gather them from amongst all the Gentiles/hethan, and they will seek me that I may be found for them when they seek me with all their heart and with all their soul, and I will open to them much peace and righteousness.”
1:16 “And I will transplant them as a plant of righteousness, with all my heart and with all my soul, and they will be to me for a blessing and not for a curse, a head and not a tail; and I will build up my sanctuary in their midst, and I will dwell with them, and I will be to them their God, and they shall be to me my people, in truth and in righteousness, and I will not desert them and will not deny them, for I am the Lord their God.”
1:17 “And Moses fell down upon his face, and he prayed and said: “My Lord and my God, do not forsake your people and your inheritance to wander in the error of their hearts, and do not deliver them into the hands of their enemies, the Gentiles/hethan, that these may not rule over them, and that they do not make them to sin against you.”
1:18 “O Lord, let your mercy be raised over your people, and create for them a righteous mind, and let not the spirit of Beliar/Satan rule over them to accuse them before you, to entrap them away from the path of righteousness, that they be destroyed from before your face.”
1:19 “But they are your people and your inheritance, which you have delivered from the hands of the Egyptians with your great power; and create in them a clean heart and a holy spirit, and let them not be entrapped in their sins from now on and to eternity!”
1:20 “And the Lord said to Moses: “I know their contrariness and their thoughts and their stiff neck, and they will not obey until they learn their sins and the sins of their fathers. And after this they will turn to me in all righteousness and with their whole heart and with their whole soul, and I will circumcise the foreskin of their hearts and the foreskin of the hearts of their seed, and I will create for them a holy spirit, and will cleanse them so that they do not turn away from me from this day to eternity.”
1:21 “And their souls will cling to me and to all my commandments, and my commandments shall return to them, and I will be to them a father, and they shall be to me children. And they shall all be called the children of the living God, and will know all things of the spirit and all things of service, and it will be known that they are my children and that I am their father in righteousness and in truth, and that I love them.”
1:22 “And you, write down for yourself all these words which I have this day made known to you on this mountain, the first and the last and what is future, according to all the division of days in the law and in the testimony, and according to the weeks of the jubilees to eternity, until I descend and dwell with them in all eternity.”
1:23 “And he said to the angel of the face: “Write for Moses from the beginning of creation until my sanctuary shall have been established in their midst for all eternity, and the Lord will have appeared to the eyes of all, and all will know that I am the God of Israel and the Father of all of the children of Jacob and King on Mount Zion from eternity to eternity. And Zion and Jerusalem will be holy.”
1:24 “And the angel of the face, who went before the tents of Israel, took the tablets of the division of years from the time of creation, the law and the testimony for the weeks and the jubilees, each year according to all its number and the jubilees according to years from the day of the new creation, when heaven and earth were created new, and also all creation according to the powers of heaven and all the creation of the earth, until then when the sanctuary of the Lord will be made in Jerusalem on Mount Zion, and all the luminaries will be renewed for a healing and for peace and for a blessing for all the chosen of Israel, that it may be thus from this day on and to all the days of the world!”