LĔWI 9 (Levi 9)

1 And after two days Yahuḏah and I went with our father, Ya’aqoḇ, to Yitsḥaq, our grandfather.

2 And my father’s father baraḵ me in accord with the vision that I had seen. And he did not want to go with us to Bĕyth Ĕl.

3 When we came to Bĕyth Ĕl my father, Ya’aqoḇ, saw a vision concerning me that I should be in the kehunnah.

4 And thus we came to Ḥeḇron to settle there.

5 He arose early and paid tithes for all to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, through me.

6 And Yitsḥaq kept calling me continually to bring to my remembrance the Torah of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, just as the messenger had shown me.

7 And he taught me the Torah of the kehunnah: sacrifices, whole burnt offerings, voluntary offerings of the first-fruits, and peace offerings.

8 Day by day he was informing me, occupying himself with me. And he said to me,

9 ‘Be on your guard against the spirit of promiscuity, for it is constantly active and through your descendants it is about to defile the sanctuary.

10 ‘Therefore take for yourself a wife while you are still young, a wife who is free of blame or profanation, who is not from the race of alien nations.

11 ‘Before you enter the sanctuary, bathe; while you are sacrificing, wash, and again when the sacrifice is concluded, wash.

12 ‘Present to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the twelve trees that have leaves, as Aḇraham taught me.

13 ‘And from every clean living animal and bird, bring a sacrifice to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,

14 ‘And of all your first-fruits and wine bring the very first as a sacrifice to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim. And salt with salt every sacrificial offering.’