YOḆELIM 21 (Jubilees 21)

1 And in the sixth year of the seventh week of this Yoḇĕl Aḇraham called Yitsḥaq his son, and commanded him saying, “I have become old, and do not know the day of my death, and am full of my days.

2 “And see, I am one hundred and seventy-five years old, and throughout all the days of my life I have remembered 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and sought with all my heart to do His desire, and to walk uprightly in all His Ways.

3 “My being has hated idols, that I might observe to do the desire of Him who created me.

4 “For He is the living Elohim, and He is qodesh and trustworthy, and He is righteous beyond all, and with Him there is no partiality and no accepting of bribes; for Elohim is righteous, and executes right-ruling on all those who transgress His Commands and despise His Covenant.

5 “And you, my son, shall observe His Commands and His Laws and His Right-Rulings, and do not walk after the abominations and after the carved images and after the moulded images.

6 “And eat no blood at all, of beasts or cattle, or of any bird which flies in the shamayim.

7 “And if you slaughter whatever as an acceptable peace-offering, you slay it, and pour out its blood upon the altar, and all the fat of the offering offer on the altar with fine flour mixed with oil, with its drink-offering – offer them all together on the altar of burnt offering; it is a sweet fragrance before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

8 “And you shall offer the fat of the slaughtering of thanksgiving on the fire which is upon the altar, and the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them by the loins, and the appendage on the liver you shall remove together with the kidneys.

9 “And offer all these for a sweet fragrance acceptable before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, with its grain-offering and with its drink-offering, for a sweet fragrance, the bread of the offering to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

10 “And eat its meat on that day and on the second day, and do not let the sun on the second day go down on it till it is eaten, and let none be left over for the third day; for it is not acceptable and let it no longer be eaten. And all who eat of it shall bring sin upon themselves; for thus I have found it written in the Books of my forefathers, and in the words of Ḥanoḵ, and in the words of Noaḥ.

11 “And you shall put salt on all your offerings, and do not let the salt of the Covenant be lacking in all your offerings before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

12 “And regarding the wood of the slaughterings, beware lest you bring wood for the altar in addition to these: cypress, dephran, sagad, pine, fir, cedar, juniper, palm, olive, myrrh, laurel, and citron, broom, and balsam.

13 “And of these kinds of wood put upon the altar under the offering, such as have been tried as to their appearance – and do not place any split or dark wood – hard and clean, without fault, a sound and new growth; and do not place old wood, for there is no longer fragrance in it as before.

14 “Besides these kinds of wood there is none other that you shall place, for the fragrance is dispersed, and the smell of its fragrance does not ascend to the shamayim.

15 “Observe this Command and do it, my son, that you may be upright in all your deeds.

16 “And at all times be clean in your body, and wash yourself with water before you approach to offer on the altar, and wash your hands and your feet before you draw near to the altar; and when you are done offering, wash your hands and your feet again.

17 “And let no blood appear upon you nor on your clothes; be on your guard, my son, against blood, be on your guard exceedingly; cover it with dust.

18 “And do not eat any blood, for it is the life; eat no blood whatsoever.

19 “And take no gifts for the blood of man, lest it be shed with impunity, without right-ruling; for it is the blood that is shed that causes the earth to sin, and the earth cannot be cleansed from the blood of man except by the blood of him who shed it.

20 “And take no bribe or gift for the blood of man: blood for blood, that you may be accepted before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, the Most High Ĕl – for He is the defence of the good – and that you may be preserved from all evil, and that He saves you from every kind of death.

21 “I see my son, that all the works of the children of men are sin and wickedness, and all their deeds are uncleanness and an abomination and a defilement, and there is no righteousness with them.

22 “Beware, lest you walk in their ways and tread in their paths, and sin a sin unto death before the Most High Ĕl. Else He shall give you back into the hands of your transgression, and root you out of the land, and your seed likewise from under the shamayim, and your name and your seed shall perish from the whole earth.

23 “Turn away from all their deeds and all their uncleanness, and observe the Law of the Most High Ĕl, and do His desire and be upright in all matters.

24 “And He shall baraḵ you in all your deeds, and shall raise up from you the Branch of Righteousness through all the earth, throughout all generations of the earth, and my name and your name shall not be forgotten under the shamayim forever.

25 “Go in peace, my son. May the Most High Ĕl, my Elohim and your Elohim, strengthen you to do His desire, and may He baraḵ all your seed and the remnant of your seed for generations forever, with all righteous bireḵoth, that you may be a beraḵah on all the earth.”

26 And he went out from him rejoicing.