The Book of Jasher
|LXIX:1 And the king of Edom died in those days, in the eighteenth year of his reign, and was buried
in his temple which he had built for himself as his royal residence in the land of Edom.
LXIX:2 And the children of Esau sent to Pethor, which is upon the river, and they fetched from
there a young man of beautiful eyes and comely aspect, whose name was Saul, and they made
him king over them in the place of Samlah.
LXIX:3 And Saul reigned over all the children of Esau in the land of Edom for forty years.
LXIX:4 And when Pharaoh king of Egypt saw that the counsel which Balaam had advised respecting
the children of Israel did not succeed, but that still they were fruitful, multiplied and increased
throughout the land of Egypt,
LXIX:5 Then Pharaoh commanded in those days that a proclamation should be issued throughout
Egypt to the children of Israel, saying, No man shall diminish any thing of his daily labor.
LXIX:6 And the man who shall be found deficient in his labor which he performs daily, whether
in mortar or in bricks, then his youngest son shall be put in their place.
LXIX:7 And the labor of Egypt strengthened upon the children of Israel in those days, and behold
if one brick was deficient in any manís daily labor, the Egyptians took his youngest boy by
force from his mother, and put him into the building in the place of the brick which his father
had left wanting.
LXIX:8 And the men of Egypt did so to all the children of Israel day by day, all the days for a
LXIX:9 But the tribe of Levi did not at that time work with the Israelites their brethren, from
the beginning, for the children of Levi knew the cunning of the Egyptians which they
exercised at first toward the Israelites.
Commentary on Jasher LXIX:1 (27 May 2009):
Originally Written: 27 May 2009
Latest Update: 27 May 2009
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