The Book of Jasher
|XLVII:1 And Isaac the son of Abraham was still living in those days in the land of Canaan; he was
very aged, one hundred and eighty years old, and Esau his son, the brother of Jacob, was in
the land of Edom, and he and his sons had possessions in it amongst the children of Seir.
XLVII:2 And Esau heard that his fatherís time was drawing nigh to die, and he and his sons and
household came unto the land of Canaan, unto his fatherís house, and Jacob and his sons
went forth from the place where they dwelt in Hebron, and they all came to their father Isaac,
and they found Esau and his sons in the tent.
XLVII:3 And Jacob and his sons sat before his father Isaac, and Jacob was still mourning for his
XLVII:4 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Bring me hither thy sons and I will bless them; and Jacob
brought his eleven children before his father Isaac.
XLVII:5 And Isaac placed his hands upon all the sons of Jacob, and he took hold of them and
embraced them, and kissed them one by one, and Isaac blessed them on that day, and he said
unto them, May the Elohim of your fathers bless you and increase your seed like the stars of
heaven for numbers.
XLVII:6 And Isaac also blessed the sons of Esau, saying, May Elohim cause you to be a dread and a
terror to all that will behold you, and to all your enemies.
XLVII:7 And Isaac called Jacob and his sons, and they all came and sat before Isaac, and Isaac said
unto Jacob, Yehuveh Elohim of the whole earth said unto me, Unto thy seed will I give this land
for an inheritance if thy children keep My statutes and My ways, and I will perform unto them
the oath which I swore unto thy father Abraham.
XLVII:8 Now therefore my son, teach thy children and thy childrenís children to fear Yehuveh, and
to go in the good way which will please Yehuveh thy Elohim, for if you keep the ways of
Yehuveh and His statutes Yehuveh will also keep unto you His covenant with Abraham, and
will do well with you and your seed all the days.
XLVII:9 And when Isaac had finished commanding Jacob and his children, he gave up the ghost
and died, and was gathered unto his people.
XLVII:10 And Jacob and Esau fell upon the face of their father Isaac, and they wept, and Isaac was
one hundred and eighty years old when he died in the land of Canaan, in Hebron, and his sons
carried him to the cave of Machpelah, which Abraham had bought from the children of Heth for
a possession of a burial place.
Commentary on Jasher XLVII:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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