YOḆELIM 30 (Jubilee 30)

1 And in the first year of the sixth week he went up to Salem, to the east of Sheḵem, in peace, in the fourth month.

2 And there they carried off Dinah, the daughter of Ya’aqoḇ, into the house of Sheḵem, the son of Ḥamor, the Ḥiwwite, the prince of the land, and he lay with her and defiled her, and she was a little girl, a child of twelve years.

3 And he pleaded with his father and her brothers that she might be given to him as wife, but Ya’aqoḇ and his sons were wroth because of the men of Sheḵem, for they had defiled Dinah, their sister, and they spoke to them with evil intent and dealt deceitfully with them and deceived them.

4 And Shim’on and Lĕwi came unexpectedly to Sheḵem and executed judgment on all the men of Sheḵem, and slew all the men whom they found in it, and left not a single one remaining in it. They slew all in anguish because they had dishonoured their sister Dinah.

5 And thus let it not be done again from this time on, that a daughter of Yisra’ĕl be defiled; for judgment is ordained in the shamayim against them that they should destroy with the sword all the men of the Sheḵemites because they had acted shamefully in Yisra’ĕl.

6 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 delivered them into the hands of the sons of Ya’aqoḇ that they might wipe them out with the sword and execute judgment upon them, and that it might not be done so again in Yisra’ĕl, that a maiden of Yisra’ĕl should be defiled.

7 And if there is any man in Yisra’ĕl who desires to give his daughter or his sister to any man who is of the seed of the gentiles, he shall certainly die, and they shall stone him with stones; for he has acted shamefully in Yisra’ĕl. And they shall burn the woman with fire, because she has dishonoured the name of the house of her father, and she shall be rooted out of Yisra’ĕl.

8 And do not let an adulteress and no uncleanness be found in Yisra’ĕl unto forever of the generations of the earth; for Yisra’ĕl is qodesh unto 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and every man who defiles it shall certainly die: they shall stone him with stones.

9 For so it has been ordained and written in the tablets of the shamayim regarding all the seed of Yisra’ĕl: he who defiles it shall certainly die, and he shall be stoned with stones.

10 And to this Law there is no limit of days, and no remission, nor any atonement; but the man who has defiled his daughter shall be rooted out of the midst of all Yisra’ĕl, because he has given of his seed to Moleḵ, and acted wickedly so as to defile it.

11 And you, Mosheh, shall command the children of Yisra’ĕl and charge them not to give their daughters to the gentiles, and not to take for their sons any of the daughters of the gentiles, for this is an abomination before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

12 For this reason I have written for you in the words of the Law all the deeds of the Sheḵemites, which they did against Dinah, and how the sons of Ya’aqoḇ spoke, saying, “We shall not give our daughter to a man who is uncircumcised; for that is a reproach to us.”

13 And it is a reproach to Yisra’ĕl, to those who give, and to those who take the daughters of the gentiles; for this is unclean and an abomination to Yisra’ĕl.

14 And Yisra’ĕl shall not be free from this uncleanness if it has a wife of the daughters of the gentiles, or has given any of its daughters to a man who is of any of the gentiles.

15 For there shall be plague upon plague, and curse upon curse, and every judgment and plague and curse shall come if he does this matter, or hides his eyes from those who commit uncleanness, or those who defile the Miqdash of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, or those who profane His qodesh name. The whole nation together shall be judged for all the uncleanness and wickedness of this.

16 And there shall be no respect of faces, and no receiving at his hands of first-fruits and offerings and burnt-offerings and fat, nor the fragrance of sweet incense, so as to accept it: and so it is for every man or woman in Yisra’ĕl who defiles the Miqdash.

17 For this reason I have commanded you, saying, “Witness this witness to Yisra’ĕl: see what became of the Sheḵemites and their sons – how they were delivered into the hands of two sons of Ya’aqoḇ, and they slew them under agony, and it was unto them for righteousness, and it is written down to them for righteousness.

18 And the seed of Lĕwi was chosen for the kehunnah, and to be Lĕwites, that they might serve before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, as we, continually, and that Lĕwi and his sons may be baruḵ forever; for he was ardent to execute righteousness and judgment and vengeance on all those who rose up against Yisra’ĕl.

19 And so they inscribe as a witness in his favour on the tablets of the shamayim beraḵah and righteousness before the Elohim of all:

20 And we remember the righteousness which the man fulfilled during his life, at all periods of the year; until a thousand generations they shall record it, and it shall come to him and to his descendants after him, and he has been recorded on the tablets of the shamayim as a friend and a righteous man.

21 All this account I have written for you, and have commanded you to say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, that they should not commit sin nor transgress the Laws nor break the Covenant which has been ordained for them – that they should complete it and be recorded as friends.

22 But if they transgress and work uncleanness in every way, they shall be recorded on the tablets of the shamayim as adversaries, and they shall be destroyed out of the Book of Ḥai, and they shall be recorded in the Book of those who shall be destroyed and with those who shall be rooted out of the earth.

23 And on the day when the sons of Ya’aqoḇ slew Sheḵem, a writing was recorded in their favour in the shamayim that they had executed righteousness and uprightness and vengeance on the sinners, and it was written for a beraḵah.

24 And they brought Dinah, their sister, out of the house of Sheḵem, and they took captive all that was in Sheḵem, their sheep and their cattle and their donkeys, and all their wealth, and all their flocks, and brought them all to Ya’aqoḇ their father.

25 And he reproached them because they had put the city to the sword; for he feared those who dwelt in the land; the Kena’anites and the Perizzites.

26 And the dread of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was upon all the cities which are around about Sheḵem, and they did not rise to pursue after the sons of Ya’aqoḇ; for terror had fallen upon them.