YOḆELIM 48 (Jubilees 48)

1 And in the sixth year of the third week of the forty-ninth Yoḇĕl you departed and dwelt in the land of Miḏyan five weeks and one year. And you returned to Mitsrayim in the second week in the second year in the fiftieth Yoḇĕl.

2 And you, yourself know what He spoke to you on Mount Sinai, and what prince Mastĕma desired to do with you when you were returning into Mitsrayim on the way when you met him at the lodging-place.

3 Did he not with all his power seek to slay you and deliver the Mitsrites out of your hand when he saw that you were sent to execute right-ruling and vengeance on the Mitsrites?

4 And I delivered you out of his hand, and you performed the signs and wonders which you were sent to perform in Mitsrayim against Pharaoh, and against all his house, and against his servants and his people.

5 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 executed a vengeance on them for Yisra’ĕl’s sake, and smote them through blood and frogs, gnats and dog-flies, and evil boils breaking out in sores; and their cattle by death; and by hail-stones. By these He destroyed all that grew for them; and by locusts which devoured the remnant which had been left by the hail, and by darkness; and of the first-born of men and beasts, and on all their idols 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 took vengeance and burned them with fire.

6 And all was sent through your hand, that you should declare these words before they were done, and you spoke with the sovereign of Mitsrayim before all his servants and before his people.

7 And all took place according to your words; ten great and terrible judgments came on the land of Mitsrayim that you might execute vengeance on it for Yisra’ĕl.

8 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 did all for Yisra’ĕl’s sake, and according to His Covenant, which He had ordained with Aḇraham that He would take vengeance on them as they had brought them by force into bondage.

9 And the prince of Mastĕma stood up against you, and sought to cast you into the hands of Pharaoh, and he helped the Mitsrite magicians, and they stood up and wrought before you.

10 The evils indeed we permitted them to work, but the remedies we did not allow to be wrought by their hands.

11 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 smote them with evil sores, and they were not able to stand for we destroyed them so that they could not perform a single sign.

12 But despite all signs and wonders, the prince of Mastĕma was not put to shame, because he strengthened himself and cried to the Mitsrites to pursue after you with all the powers of the Mitsrites, with their chariots, and with their horses, and with all the hosts of the peoples of Mitsrayim.

13 And I stood between the Mitsrites and Yisra’ĕl, and we delivered Yisra’ĕl out of his hand, and out of the hand of his people, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 brought them through the midst of the sea as if it were dry land.

14 And all the peoples whom he brought to pursue after Yisra’ĕl, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Elohim threw them into the midst of the sea, into the depths of the abyss beneath the children of Yisra’ĕl, even as the people of Mitsrayim had thrown their children into the river. He took vengeance on one million of them, and one thousand strong and energetic men were destroyed on account of one nursing child of the children of your people which they had thrown into the river.

15 And on the fourteenth day and on the fifteenth and on the sixteenth and on the seventeenth and on the eighteenth, the prince of Mastĕma was bound and imprisoned behind the children of Yisra’ĕl that he might not accuse them.

16 And on the nineteenth we let them loose that they might help the Mitsrites and pursue the children of Yisra’ĕl.

17 And He hardened their hearts and made them stubborn, and the plan was devised by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Elohim that He might smite the Mitsrites and cast them into the sea.

18 And on the fourteenth we bound him that he might not accuse the children of Yisra’ĕl on the day when they asked the Mitsrites for goods and garments; objects of silver, and objects of gold, and objects of bronze, in order to plunder the Mitsrites in return for the bondage in which they had forced them to serve.

19 And we did not lead out the children of Yisra’ĕl from Mitsrayim empty-handed.