YASHAR 80 (Jasher 80)

1 And at the end of two years, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 again sent Mosheh to Pharaoh to bring out the children of Yisra’ĕl, and to send them out of the land of Mitsrayim.

2 And Mosheh went and came to the house of Pharaoh, and he spoke to him the words of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who had sent him, but Pharaoh would not listen to the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and Elohim moved His might in Mitsrayim upon Pharaoh and his subjects, and Elohim smote Pharaoh and his people with very great and lasting plagues.

3 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent by the hand of Aharon and turned all the waters of Mitsrayim into blood, with all their streams and rivers.

4 And when a Mitsrite came to drink and draw water, he looked into his pitcher, and see, all the water was turned into blood. And when he came to drink from his cup, the water in the cup became blood.

5 And when a woman kneaded her dough and cooked her food, their appearance was turned to that of blood.

6 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent again and caused all their waters to bring forth frogs, and all the frogs came into the houses of the Mitsrites.

7 And when the Mitsrites drank, their bellies were filled with frogs and they writhed in their bellies as they wriggle when in the river.

8 And all their drinking water and cooking water turned to frogs, also when they lay in their beds their perspiration bred frogs.

9 Nevertheless the wrath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 did not turn from them, and His hand was outstretched against all the Mitsrites to smite them with every heavy plague.

10 And He sent and smote their dust to lice, and the lice became in Mitsrayim to the height of two ammah on the earth.

11 The lice were also very numerous, on the flesh of man and beast, on all the inhabitants of Mitsrayim. On the sovereign and sovereigness 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 also sent the lice, and it grieved Mitsrayim exceedingly because of the lice.

12 Nevertheless, the wrath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 did not turn away, and His hand was still outstretched over Mitsrayim.

13 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent all kinds of creatures of the field into Mitsrayim, and they came and destroyed all Mitsrayim, man and beast, and trees, and all matters that were in Mitsrayim.

14 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent fiery serpents, scorpions, mice, weasels, toads, together with others creeping in dust.

15 Flies, hornets, fleas, bugs and gnats, each swarm according to its kind.

16 And all reptiles and winged creatures according to their kind came to Mitsrayim and grieved the Mitsrites exceedingly.

17 And the fleas and flies came into the eyes and ears of the Mitsrites.

18 And the hornet came upon them and drove them away, and they turned back from it into their inner rooms, and it pursued them.

19 And when the Mitsrites hid themselves because of the swarm of creatures, they locked their doors after them, and Elohim ordered the Sulanuth which was in the sea, to come up and go into Mitsrayim.

20 And it had long arms, ten ammah in length of the ammah of a man.

21 And it went on the roofs and uncovered the rafters and flooring and cut them, and stretched out its arm into the house and removed the lock and the bolt, and opened the houses of Mitsrayim.

22 Afterward the swarm of creatures came into the houses of Mitsrayim, and the swarm of creatures destroyed the Mitsrites, and it grieved them exceedingly.

23 Nevertheless the wrath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 did not turn away from the Mitsrites, and His hand was still outstretched against them.

24 And Elohim sent the pestilence, and the pestilence filled Mitsrayim; on the horses and donkeys, and on the camels, on herds of oxen and sheep and on man.

25 And when the Mitsrites rose early in the morning to take their cattle to pasture they found all their cattle dead.

26 And there remained of the cattle of the Mitsrites only one in ten, but of the cattle belonging to Yisra’ĕl in Goshen, not one died.

27 And Elohim sent a burning inflammation in the flesh of the Mitsrites, which burst their skins, and it became a severe itch on all the Mitsrites from the soles of their feet to the crowns of their heads.

28 And many boils were in their flesh, so that their flesh wasted away until they became rotten and putrid.

29 Nevertheless the wrath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 did not turn away, and His hand was still outstretched over all Mitsrayim.

30 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent a very heavy hail, which smote their vines and broke their fruit trees and dried them up so that they fell on them.

31 Also every green plant became dry and perished, for a mingling fire fell in the midst of the hail, therefore the hail and the fire consumed all matters.

32 Also men and beasts that were found around about perished from the flames of fire and from the hail, and all the young lions were exhausted.

33 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent and brought numerous locusts into Mitsrayim, the consuming locust, destroying locust, cricket, and grasshopper, locusts each of its kind, which devoured all that the hail had left remaining.

34 Then the Mitsrites rejoiced at the locusts, although they consumed the produce of the field, and they caught them in great amount and salted them for food.

35 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 turned a mighty wind of the sea which took away all the locusts, even those that were salted, and threw them into the Sea of Reeds; not one locust remained within the borders of Mitsrayim.

36 And Elohim sent darkness upon Mitsrayim, so that the whole land of Mitsrayim and Pathros became dark for three days, so that a man could not see his hand when he lifted it to his mouth.

37 At that time many of the people of Yisra’ĕl died who had rebelled against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and who would not listen to Mosheh and Aharon, and did not believe them that Elohim had sent them,

38 and who had said, “We will not go out from Mitsrayim lest we perish with hunger in a desolate wilderness,” and who would not listen to the voice of Mosheh.

39 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 plagued them in the three days of darkness, and the Yisra’elites buried them in those days, without the Mitsrites knowing of them or rejoicing over them.

40 And the darkness was very great in Mitsrayim for three days, and any person who was standing when the darkness came, remained standing in his place. And he that was sitting remained sitting, and he that was lying continued lying in the same state, and he that was walking remained sitting on the ground in the same spot. And this matter came to pass on all the Mitsrites, until the darkness had passed away.

41 And the days of darkness passed, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent Mosheh and Aharon to the children of Yisra’ĕl, “Celebrate your Festival and perform your Pesaḥ, for see, I come in the midst of the night among all the Mitsrites, and I will smite all their first-born, from the first-born of a man to the first-born of a beast, and when I see your Pesaḥ, I will pass over you.”

42 And the children of Yisra’ĕl did according to all that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had commanded Mosheh and Aharon, thus did they on that night.

43 And it came to be in the middle of the night, that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 went out in the midst of Mitsrayim, and smote all the first-born of the Mitsrites, from the first-born of man to the first-born of beast.

44 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants and all the Mitsrites, and there was a great cry throughout Mitsrayim on that night, for there was not a house in which there was not a dead one.

45 Also the likenesses of the first-born of Mitsrayim, which were carved in the walls on their houses, were destroyed and fell to the ground.

46 Even the bones of their first-born who had died before this and whom they had buried in their houses, were raked up by the dogs of Mitsrayim on that night and dragged before the Mitsrites and thrown before them.

47 And all the Mitsrites saw this evil which had suddenly come upon them, and all the Mitsrites cried out with a loud voice.

48 And all the clans of Mitsrayim wept on that night, each man for his son and each man for his daughter, being the first-born, and the tumult of Mitsrayim was heard at a distance on that night.

49 And Bathia the daughter of Pharaoh went out with the sovereign on that night to seek Mosheh and Aharon in their houses, and they found them in their houses, eating and drinking and rejoicing with all Yisra’ĕl.

50 And Bathia said to Mosheh, “Is this the reward for the good which I have done to you, who raised you and stretched you out? But you have brought this evil upon me and my father’s house.”

51 And Mosheh said to her, “Indeed 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 brought ten plagues on Mitsrayim; did any evil increase upon you from any of them? Did one of them affect you?” and she said, “No.”

52 And Mosheh said to her, “Although you are the first-born to your mother, you shall not die, and no evil shall reach you in the midst of Mitsrayim.”

53 And she said, “What advantage is it to me, when I see the sovereign, my brother, and all his household and subjects in this evil, whose first-born perish with all the first-born of Mitsrayim?”

54 And Mosheh said to her, “Indeed your brother and his household, and subjects, the clans of Mitsrayim, would not listen to the words of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, therefore this evil came upon them.”

55 And Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim approached Mosheh and Aharon, and some of the children of Yisra’ĕl who were with them in that place, and he prayed to them, saying,

56 “Rise up and take your brothers, all the children of Yisra’ĕl who are in the land, with their sheep and oxen, and all belonging to them, they shall leave nothing remaining, only pray for me to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Elohim!”

57 And Mosheh said to Pharaoh, “See though you are your mother’s first-born, only do not fear, for you will not die. For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has commanded that you shall live, in order to show you His great might and strong outstretched arm.”

58 And Pharaoh ordered the children of Yisra’ĕl to be sent away, and all the Mitsrites strengthened themselves to send them, for they said, “We are all perishing!”

59 And all the Mitsrites sent the Yisra’ĕlites out, with great riches, sheep and oxen and valuables, according to the oath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 between Him and our father Aḇraham.

60 And the children of Yisra’ĕl delayed going out at night, and when the Mitsrites came to them to bring them out, they said to them, “Are we thieves, that we should go out at night?”

61 And the children of Yisra’ĕl asked of the Mitsrites, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and the children of Yisra’ĕl plundered the Mitsrites.

62 And Mosheh hastened and rose up and went to the river of Mitsrayim, and brought up from there the coffin of Yosĕph and took it with him.

63 The children of Yisra’ĕl also brought up, each man his father’s coffin with him, and each man the coffins of his tribe.