LĔWI 5 (Levi 5)

1 At this moment the messenger opened for me the gates of the shamayim and I saw the Qodesh Most High sitting on the throne.

2 And He said to me, ‘Lĕwi, to you I have given the beraḵah of the kehunnah until I shall come and dwell in the midst of Yisra’ĕl.

3 Then the messenger led me back to the earth, and gave me a shield and a sword, and said to me, ‘Perform vengeance on Sheḵem for the sake of Dinah, your sister, and I shall be with you, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent me.

4 At that time I put an end to the sons of Ḥamor, as is written in the tablets of the fathers.

5 And I said to him, ‘I beg you, Aḏonai, teach me Your Name, so that I may call on You in the day of tribulation.

6 And he said, ‘I am the messenger who makes intercession for the nation Yisra’ĕl, that they might not be beaten.

7 And after this I awoke and baruḵ the Most High.