1 We journeyed slowly for the sake of the women and children and we journeyed not upon the Shabbath day nor upon any of the qodesh days, for we thought it better to worship 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Elohim according to the pattern of the shamayim than to proceed rapidly upon our way, and we did know that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 prospered us in our journey and protected us from the power of all our enemies because we did faithfully serve Him and worship before His throne according to the divine pattern.
2 But at length we did arrive in the land of Shin’ar at the city of Ur.
3 Now the size of this city was immense.
4 Its buildings were grand and beautiful with gardens upon the rooftops and rivers of water running down from level to level.
5 The streets were wide and smooth and the inhabitants wealthy, dwelling in luxury.
6 Merchant caravans continually entered and left her gates and the great of all nations came here to pay homage to the mighty Sovereign Nimroḏ.
7 Nevertheless, the wealth of this great city was built upon sin for the people served many mighty ones and offered upon their altars men, women, and children after the same manner as the Mitsrites.
8 And they had numerous slaves who were kept down in bondage and poverty and were driven like dumb beasts to provide the luxury in which their masters dwelt.
9 Behold, the inhabitants of the city did delight in whoredom and adultery and murder and all manner of evil, whereby they might get gain.
10 And the anger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was kindled against them.
11 Nevertheless, He did let them go on that they might be fully ripened in iniquity before the fullness of His wrath should fall upon them.
12 All of these things did 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim show unto me in a dream on the night before we entered into the city of Ur; and He said unto me, Aḇram, this city is vile and corrupt, but in it are some few souls who have not bowed the knee to their mighty ones and it is because of their prayers that I have brought you here, that they might be taught to worship the true Elohim after the order of the shamayim and be led out from wickedness and bondage.
13 Wherefore, go unto thy father’s house, for thy mother hath sorrowed for these many years, and I have softened the heart of thy father toward these that he shall make thee welcome and will protect these against the anger of the sovereign such that thou shalt be able to accomplish thy mission.
14 Behold, Aḇram, I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim of thy fathers Shĕm and Noaḥ, and of all the righteous fathers back to Aḏam.
15 Wherefore, I will remain with thee and confirm upon thee all the bireḵoth of the Fathers and thou shalt stand at the head of a multitude. Amĕn.