LĔWI 6 (Levi 6)

1 And as I was going to my father, I found a brass shield. Thus the name of the mountain is Aspis, which is near Geḇal to the right of Aḇima.

2 And I guarded these words in my heart.

3 Then I advised my father and Re’uḇĕn that they tell the sons of Ḥamor that they should be circumcised, because I was filled with zeal on account of the abominable thing they had done to my sister.

4 And I destroyed Sheḵem first, and Shim’on destroyed Ḥamor.

5 Then my brother came and destroyed that city by the sword.

6 When my father heard of this he was angry and sorrowful, because they had received circumcision and died, and so he passed us by in his bireḵoth.

7 Thus we sinned in doing this contrary to his opinion, and he became sick that very day.

8 But I saw that Elohim’s sentence was ‘Guilty,’ because they had wanted to do the same thing to Sarah and Riḇqah that they did to Dinah, our sister. But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 prevented them.

9 They persecuted Aḇraham when he was a nomad, and they harassed his flocks when they were pregnant, and they grossly mistreated El’azar, who had been born in this house.

10 This is how they treated the nomadic people, seizing their wives and murdering them.

11 But the wrath of Elohim ultimately came upon them.