1 Then Mahalal’ĕl led his people, and fed them in righteousness and innocence, and watched them to see they had no relationship with the children of Qayin.
2 He also continued in the Cave of Treasures praying and ministering before the body of their father Aḏam, asking Elohim for mercy on himself and on his people, until he was eight hundred and seventy years old, when he fell sick.
3 Then all his children gathered around him to see him, and to ask for his beraḵah on them all, before he left this world.
4 Then Mahalal’ĕl arose and sat on his bed, his tears streaming down his face, and he called his eldest son Yereḏ, who came to him.
5 He then kissed his face, and said to him, “Yereḏ, my son, I solemnly urge you by Him who made the shamayim and earth, to watch over your people, and to feed them in righteousness and in innocence; and not to let even one of them go down from this Qodesh Mountain to the children of Qayin, or he will perish with them.
6 “Hear, my son, there will come a great destruction upon this earth because of them. Elohim will be angry with the world, and will destroy them with waters.
7 “But I also know that your children will not listen to you, and that they will go down from this mountain and have relations with the children of Qayin, and that they shall perish with them.
8 “My son! Teach them, and watch over them, so that no guilt will be on you because of them.”
9 Mahalal’ĕl continued, saying to his son Yereḏ, “When I die, embalm my body and lay it in the Cave of Treasures, by the bodies of my forefathers then stand by my body and pray to Elohim, and take care of them, and fulfill your ministry before them, until you enter into rest yourself.”
10 Mahalal’ĕl then baraḵ all his children, then he laid down on his bed and entered into rest like his fathers.
11 But when Yereḏ saw that his father Mahalal’ĕl was dead, he wept and grieved, and embraced, and kissed his hands and his feet, and so did all his children.
12 And his children embalmed him carefully, and laid him by the bodies of his fathers. Then they stood and mourned for him forty days.