YOḆELIM 17 (Jubilees 17)

1 And in the first year of the fifth week, Yitsḥaq was weaned in this Yoḇĕl, and Aḇraham made a great feast in the third month, on the day his son Yitsḥaq was weaned.

2 And Yishma’ĕl, the son of Haḡar, the Mitsrite, was before the face of Aḇraham, his father, in his place, and Aḇraham rejoiced and baraḵ Elohim because he had seen his sons and had not died childless.

3 And he remembered the words which He had spoken to him on the day on which Lot had parted from him, and he rejoiced because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had given him seed upon the earth to inherit the earth, and he baraḵ with all his mouth the Creator of all matters.

4 And Sarah saw Yishma’ĕl playing and dancing, and Aḇraham rejoicing with great joy, and she became jealous of Yishma’ĕl and said to Aḇraham, “Drive out this female servant and her son; for the son of this female servant shall not be heir with my son, Yitsḥaq.”

5 And the matter was evil in Aḇraham’s sight, because of his female servant and because of his son, that he should drive them from him.

6 And Elohim said to Aḇraham, “Let it not be evil in your sight, because of the child and because of the female servant. In all that Sarah has said to you, listen to her words and act; for in Yitsḥaq shall your name and seed be called.

7 “But as for the son of this female servant, I shall make him a great nation, because he is of your seed.”

8 And Aḇraham rose up early in the morning and took bread and a flask of water, and placed them on the shoulders of Haḡar and the child, and sent her away.

9 And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Be’ĕrsheḇa. And the water in the flask was used up, and the child was thirsty, and was not able to go on, and fell down.

10 And his mother took him and placed him under an olive tree, and went and sat down opposite him, at the distance of a bow-shot; for she said, “Let me not see the death of my child.” And as she sat she wept.

11 And a messenger of Elohim, one of the qodeshim, said to her, “Why do you weep, Haḡar? Arise, take the child, and hold him in your hand; for Elohim has heard your voice, and has seen the child.”

12 And she opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water, and she went and filled her flask with water, and she gave her child to drink. And she arose and went towards the wilderness of Paran.

13 And the child grew and became an archer, and Elohim was with him; and his mother brought him a wife from among the daughters of Mitsrayim.

14 And she bore him a son, and he called his name Neḇayoth; for she said, “𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was near to me when I called upon him.”

15 And it came to be in the seventh week, in the first year, in the first month in this Yoḇĕl, on the twelfth of this month, there were voices in the shamayim regarding Aḇraham, that he was trustworthy in all that He told him, and that he loved 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and that in every affliction he was trustworthy.

16 And the prince Mastĕma came and said before Elohim, “See, Aḇraham loves Yitsḥaq his son, and he delights in him above all other matters. Command him to offer him as a burnt offering on the altar, and You shall see if he shall do this command, and You shall know if he is trustworthy in all in which You try him.”

17 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 knew that Aḇraham was trustworthy in all his afflictions; for He had tried him through his land and with scarcity of food, and had tried him with the wealth of sovereigns, and had tried him again through his wife, when she was taken, and with circumcision, and had tried him through Yishma’ĕl and Haḡar, his female servant, when he sent them away.

18 And in all in which He had tried him, he was found trustworthy, and his being was not impatient, and he was not slow to act; for he was trustworthy and loved 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.