The Book of Jasher
|LIV:31 And Joseph said, Not to you only is strength given, for we are also powerful men, and why
will you boast over us all? And Judah said unto Joseph, Send I pray thee our brother and ruin
not thy country this day.
LIV:32 And Joseph answered and said unto them, Go and tell your father, an evil beast hath
devoured him as you said concerning your brother Joseph.
LIV:33 And Judah spoke to his brother Naphtali, and he said unto him, Make hast, go now and
number all the streets of Egypt and come and tell me; and Simeon said unto him, Let not
this thing be a trouble to thee, now I will go to the mount and take up one large stone from
the mount and level it at every one in Egypt, and kill all that are in it.
LIV:34 And Joseph heard all these words that his brethren spoke before him, and they did not
know that Joseph understood them, for they imagined that he knew not to speak Hebrew.
LIV:35 And Joseph was greatly afraid at the words of his brethren lest they should destroy Egypt,
and he commanded his son Manasseh, saying, Go now make haste and gather unto me all the
inhabitants of Egypt, and all the valiant men together, and let them come to me now upon
horseback and on food and with all sorts of musical instruments, and Manasseh went and did so.
LIV:36 And Naphtali went as Judah had commanded him, for Naphtali was light footed as one of the
swift stags, and he would go upon the ears of corn and they would not break under him.
LIV:37 And he went and numbered all the streets of Egypt, and found them to be twelve, and he
came hastily and told Judah, and Judah said unto is brethren, Hasten you and put on every
man his sword upon his loins and we will come over Egypt, and smite them all, and let not a
LIV:38 And Judah said, Behold, I will destroy thee of the streets with my strength, and you shall
ach destroy one street; and when Judah was speaking this thing, behold the inhabitants of Egypt
and all the mighty men came toward them with all sorts of musical instruments and with loud
LIV:39 And their number was five hundred cavalry and ten thousand infantry, and four hundred
men who could fight without sword or spear, only with their hands and strength.
LIV:40 And all the mighty men came with great storming and shouting, and they all surrounded
the sons of Jacob and terrified them, and the ground quaked at the sound of their shouting.
Commentary on Jasher LIV:31 (27 May 2009):
Originally Written: 27 May 2009
Latest Update: 27 May 2009
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