1 I, Lĕwi, was born in Ḥaran and came with my father to Sheḵem.

2 I was a youth, about twenty years old. It was then that, together with Shim’on, I performed vengeance against Ḥamor because of our sister, Dinah.

3 As I was tending the flocks in Aḇĕl-Maoul a spirit of understanding from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came upon me, and I observed all human beings making their way in life deceitfully. Sin was erecting walls and injustice was ensconced in towers.

4 I kept grieving over the race of the sons of men, and I prayed to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 that I might be delivered.

5 Then sleep fell upon me, and I beheld a high mountain, and I was on it.

6 And behold, the shamayims were opened, and an messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 spoke to me: ‘Lĕwi, Lĕwi, enter!

7 And I entered the first shamayim, and saw there much water suspended.

8 And again I saw a second shamayim much brighter and more lustrous, for there was a measureless height in it.

9 And I said to the messenger, ‘Why are these things thus?’ And the messenger said to me, ‘Do not be amazed concerning this, for you shall see another shamayim more lustrous and beyond compare.

10 And when you have mounted there, you shall stand near 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. You shall be his kohĕn and you shall tell forth His mysteries to men. You shall announce the one who is about to redeem Yisra’ĕl.

11 Through you and Yahuḏah, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 will be seen by men.

12 Your life shall be from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s provision; He shall be to you as field and vineyard and produce, as silver and gold.