The Book of Jasher
|LVI:1 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, and the days of Jacob, and the years of
his life were a hundred and forty seven years.
LVI:2 At that time Jacob was attacked with that illness of which he died and he sent and called for
his son Joseph from Egypt, and Joseph his son came from Egypt and Joseph came unto his
LVI:3 And Jacob said unto Joseph and unto his sons, Behold I die, and the Elohim of your ancestors
will visit you, and bring you back to the land, which Yehuveh sware to give unto you and unto
your children after you, now therefore when I am dead, bury me in the cave which is in
Machpelah in Hebron in the land of Canaan, near my ancestors.
LVI:4 And Jacob made his sons swear to bury him in Machpelah, in Hebron, and his sons swore unto
him concerning this thing.
LVI:5 And he commanded them, saying, Serve Yehuveh your Elohim, for he who delivered your
fathers will also deliver you from all trouble.
LVI:6 And Jacob said, Call all your children unto me, and all the children of Jacobís sons came and
sat before him, and Jacob blessed them, and he said unto them, Yehuveh Elohim of your
fathers shall grant you a thousand times as much and bless you, and may he give you the
blessing of your father Abraham; and all the children of Jacobís sons went forth on that day
after he had blessed them.
LVI:7 And on the next day Jacob again called for his sons, and they all assembled and came to him
and sat before him, and Jacob on that day blessed his sons before his death, each man did he
bless according to his blessing; behold it is written in the book of the law of Yehuveh
appertaining to Israel.
LVI:8 And Jacob said unto Judah, I know my son that thou art a mighty man for thy brethren;
reign over them, and thy sons shall reign over their sons forever.
LVI:9 Only teach thy sons the bow and all the weapons of war, in order that they may fight the
battles of their brother who will rule over his enemies.
LVI:10 And Jacob again commanded his sons on that day, saying, Behold I shall be this day gathered
unto my people; carry me up from Egypt, and bury me in the cave of Machpelah as I have
Commentary on Jasher LVI:1 (27 May 2009):
Originally Written: 27 May 2009
Latest Update: 27 May 2009
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