The Book of Jasher
|XXVI:1 And in the fifty-ninth year of the life of Isaac the son of Abraham, Rebecca his wife was still
barren in those days.
XXVI:2 And Rebecca said unto Isaac, Truly I have heard, my master, that thy mother Sarah was
barren in her days until my master Abraham, thy father, prayed for her and she conceived by
XXVI:3 Now therefore stand up, pray thou also to Elohim and He will hear thy prayer and remember
us through His mercies.
XXVI:4 And Isaac answered his wife Rebecca, saying, Abraham has already prayed for me to Elohim
to multiply his seed, now therefore this barrenness must proceed to us from thee.
XXVI:5 And Rebecca said unto him, But arise now thou also and pray, that Yehuveh may hear thy
prayer and grant me children, and Isaac hearkened to the words of his wife, and Isaac and his
wife rose up and went to the land of Moriah to pray there and to seek Yehuveh, and when
they had reached that place Isaac stood up and prayed to Yehuveh on account of his wife
because she was barren.
XXVI:6 And Isaac said, O Yehuveh Elohim of heaven and earth, whose goodness and mercies fill
the earth, Thou who didst take my father from his fatherís house and from his birthplace,
and didst bring him unto this land, and didst say unto him, To thy seed will I give the land,
and Thou didst promise him and didst declare unto him, I will multiply thy seed as the stars
of heaven and as the sand of the sea, now may Thy words be verified which Thou didst speak
unto my father.
XXVI:7 For Thou art Yehuveh our Elohim, our eyes are toward Thee to give us seed of men, as
thou didst promise us, for Thou art Yehuveh our Elohim and our eyes are directed toward Thee
XXVI:8 And Yehuveh heard the prayer of Isaac the son of Abraham, and Yehuveh was entreated of
him and Rebecca his wife conceived.
XXVI:9 And in about seven months after the children struggled together within her, and it pained her
greatly that she was wearied on account of them, and she said to all the women who were then
in the land. Did such a thing happen to you as it has to me? and they said unto her, No.
XXVI:10 And she said unto them, Why am I alone in this amongst all the women that were upon
earth? And she went to the land of Moriah to seek Yehuveh on account of this; and she went
to Shem and Eber his son to make inquiries of them in this matter, and that they should seek
Yehuveh in this thing respecting her.
Commentary on Jasher XXVI:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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