YOḆELIM 20 (Jubilees 20)

1 And in the forty-second Yoḇĕl, in the first year of the seventh week, Aḇraham called Yishma’ĕl, and his twelve sons, and Yitsḥaq and his two sons, and the six sons of Qeturah, and their sons.

2 And he commanded them that they should observe the Way of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; that they should work righteousness, and each love his neighbour, and act in this manner among all men; that they should each so walk with regard to them as to do Right-Ruling and righteousness on the earth.

3 That they should circumcise their sons, according to the Covenant which He had made with them, and not deviate to the right hand or the left of all the paths which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had commanded us; and that we should guard ourselves from all whoring and uncleanness.

4 And if any woman or female servant commit whoring among you, burn her with fire, and let them not commit whoring with her after their eyes and their heart; and let them not take to themselves wives from the daughters of Kena’an; for the seed of Kena’an shall be rooted out of the land.

5 And he told them of the judgment of the Repha’ites, and the judgment of the Seḏomites, how they had been judged on account of their wickedness, and had died on account of their whoring, and uncleanness, and each ones corruption through whoring:

6 “And guard yourselves from all whoring and uncleanness and from all pollution of sin, lest you make our name a curse and your whole life a hissing. And all your sons be destroyed by the sword and you become accursed like Seḏom and all your remnant as the sons of Amorah.

7 “I implore you, my sons, love the Elohim of the shamayim. And you, cling to all His Commands and do not walk after their idols, and after their uncleannesses,

8 “And do not make for yourselves moulded or carved mighty ones; for they are worthless, and there is no spirit in them. For they are work of hands, and all who trust in them trust in naught. Do not serve them, nor worship them.

9 “But you, serve the Most High Ĕl, and worship Him continually: and trust in His face always, and work uprightness and righteousness before Him, that He may have pleasure in you and grant you His kindness, and send rain upon you morning and evening, and baraḵ all your works which you have wrought upon the earth, and baraḵ your bread and your water, and baraḵ the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, and the herds of your cattle, and the flocks of your sheep.

10 “And you shall be for a beraḵah on the earth, and all nations of the earth shall desire you, and baraḵ your sons in my name, that they may be baruḵ as I am.”

11 And he gave to Yishma’ĕl and to his sons, and to the sons of Qeturah, gifts, and sent them away from Yitsḥaq his son, and he gave all to Yitsḥaq his son.

12 And Yishma’ĕl and his sons, and the sons of Qeturah and their sons, went together and dwelt from Paran to the entering in of Baḇel in all the land which is towards the East facing the desert.

13 And these intermixed with each other, and their name was called Araḇs, and Yishma’ĕlites.