1 Let us now baraḵ men of name,
And our fathers who brought us forth.

2 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has worked great esteem by them,
Through His great power from the beginning.

3 Those who ruled in their reigns, men named for their strength,
Giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring neḇuoth.

4 Leaders of the people by their counsels;
And by their knowledge of learning, fitting for the people,
Wise and learned are their instructions.

5 Such who compose musical songs, and speak verses in writing;

6 Wealthy men equipped with resource, living peaceably in their dwellings;

7 All these were esteemed in their generations,
And were the esteem of their times.

8 There are some of them who have left behind a name,
That their bireḵoth might be declared.

9 And there are some who have no remembrance;
Who have perished as though they had never been;
And have become as though they had never been born;
And their children after them.

10 But these were kind men,
Whose righteousness has not been forgotten.

11 With their seed a good inheritance shall continually remain,
And their children are within the Covenant.

12 Their seed stands fast,
And their children for their sakes.

13 Their seed shall remain forever,
And their esteem shall not be blotted out.

14 Their bodies are buried in peace;
But their name lives forever.

15 The people shall tell of their wisdom,
And the assembly shall declare their praise.

16 Ḥanoḵ pleased 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and was translated,
Being an example of repentance to all generations.

17 Noaḥ was found perfect and righteous;
In the time of wrath he was taken in exchange;
Therefore he was left as a remnant upon the earth when the flood came.

18 An everlasting Covenant was made with him,
That no longer would all flesh perish by the flood.

19 Aḇraham was a great father of many people;
There was none like him in esteem;

20 Who kept the Law of the Most High, and was in Covenant with Him.
He established the Covenant in his flesh;
And when he was tried, he was found trustworthy.

21 Therefore He assured him with an oath,
That He would baraḵ the nations in his seed,
And that He would multiply him as the dust of the earth,
And exalt his seed as the stars, and cause them to inherit from sea to sea,
And from the River unto the utmost part of the land.

22 With Yitsḥaq He likewise established the beraḵah of all men, and the Covenant,
And caused it to rest upon the head of Ya’aqoḇ.
He acknowledged him with His beraḵah,
And gave him an inheritance, and divided his portions;
Among the twelve tribes He divided them.