Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Judges 3

What a primitive lot. Must be a lot of primitives still around today to be proven, to see if discernment of the will of G-d is possible for humanity. Do we have to see war and violence to appreciate that it is futile even for self-interest?

Judges 3 Fn Min Max Syll
וְאֵ֤לֶּה הַגּוֹיִם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הִנִּ֣יחַ יְהוָ֔ה לְנַסּ֥וֹת בָּ֖ם אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
אֵ֚ת כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹֽא־יָדְע֔וּ אֵ֖ת כָּל־מִלְחֲמ֥וֹת כְּנָֽעַן
1 And these are the nations that Yahweh had let rest to prove, with them, Israel,
all who did not know all the wars of Canaan.
3e 4C 21
15
רַ֗ק לְמַ֙עַן֙ דַּ֚עַת דֹּר֣וֹת בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְלַמְּדָ֖ם מִלְחָמָ֑ה
רַ֥ק אֲשֶׁר־לְפָנִ֖ים לֹ֥א יְדָעֽוּם
2 ~ Solely so that the generations of the children of Israel may know the teaching of battle,
solely that to their faces it was not known.
3e 4C 19
10
חֲמֵ֣שֶׁת ׀ סַרְנֵ֣י פְלִשְׁתִּ֗ים וְכָל־הַֽכְּנַעֲנִי֙ וְהַצִּ֣ידֹנִ֔י וְהַ֣חִוִּ֔י יֹשֵׁ֖ב הַ֣ר הַלְּבָנ֑וֹן
מֵהַר֙ בַּ֣עַל חֶרְמ֔וֹן עַ֖ד לְב֥וֹא חֲמָֽת
3 Five chieftains of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites settled on the hill of Lebanon,
from the hill of Baal Hermon until the entry to Hamath.
3e 4B 29
11
וַֽיִּהְי֕וּ לְנַסּ֥וֹת בָּ֖ם אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
לָדַ֗עַת הֲיִשְׁמְעוּ֙ אֶת־מִצְוֺ֣ת יְהוָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּ֥ה אֶת־אֲבוֹתָ֖ם בְּיַד־מֹשֶֽׁה
4 And they were to prove, with them, Israel,
to know the hearing of the commandments of Yahweh that he commanded their ancestors by the hand of Moses.
3e 4B 11
24
וּבְנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל יָשְׁב֖וּ בְּקֶ֣רֶב הַֽכְּנַעֲנִ֑י
הַחִתִּ֤י וְהָֽאֱמֹרִי֙ וְהַפְּרִזִּ֔י וְהַחִוִּ֖י וְהַיְבוּסִֽי
5 And the children of Israel settled cheek by jowl with the Canaanite,
the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
3e 4C 14
20
וַיִּקְח֨וּ אֶת־בְּנוֹתֵיהֶ֤ם לָהֶם֙ לְנָשִׁ֔ים וְאֶת־בְּנוֹתֵיהֶ֖ם נָתְנ֣וּ לִבְנֵיהֶ֑ם
וַיַּעַבְד֖וּ אֶת־אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽם
6 And they took their daughters to them to be their wives, and their daughters they gave to their sons,
and they served their God.
3e 4C 24
9
וַיַּעֲשׂ֨וּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֤ל אֶת־הָרַע֙ בְּעֵינֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה וַֽיִּשְׁכְּח֖וּ אֶת־יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיהֶ֑ם
וַיַּעַבְד֥וּ אֶת־הַבְּעָלִ֖ים וְאֶת־הָאֲשֵׁרֽוֹת
7 And the children of Israel did evil in the eyes of Yahweh, and they forgot Yahweh their God,
and they served Baalim and their fetishes.
3e 4C 28
14
וַיִּֽחַר־אַ֤ף יְהוָה֙ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וַֽיִּמְכְּרֵ֗ם בְּיַד֙ כּוּשַׁ֣ן רִשְׁעָתַ֔יִם מֶ֖לֶךְ אֲרַ֣ם נַהֲרָ֑יִם
וַיַּעַבְד֧וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל אֶת־כּוּשַׁ֥ן רִשְׁעָתַ֖יִם שְׁמֹנֶ֥ה שָׁנִֽים
8 And the anger of Yahweh burned in Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Koshen the wicked king of Aram of the rivers,
and the children of Israel served Koshen the wicked eighteen years.
3c 4C 29
20
וַיִּזְעֲק֤וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ אֶל־יְהוָ֔ה וַיָּ֨קֶם יְהוָ֥ה מוֹשִׁ֛יעַ לִבְנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל וַיּֽוֹשִׁיעֵ֑ם
אֵ֚ת עָתְנִיאֵ֣ל בֶּן־קְנַ֔ז אֲחִ֥י כָלֵ֖ב הַקָּטֹ֥ן מִמֶּֽנּוּ
9 And the children of Israel appealed to Yahweh and Yahweh raised up a saviour for the children of Israel, and he saved them,
Othniel child of Qenaz, Caleb's brother, the younger from him.
3d 4C 29
17
וַתְּהִ֨י עָלָ֥יו רֽוּחַ־יְהוָה֮ וַיִּשְׁפֹּ֣ט אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵל֒ וַיֵּצֵא֙ לַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה וַיִּתֵּ֤ן יְהוָה֙ בְּיָד֔וֹ אֶת־כּוּשַׁ֥ן רִשְׁעָתַ֖יִם מֶ֣לֶךְ אֲרָ֑ם
וַתָּ֣עָז יָד֔וֹ עַ֖ל כּוּשַׁ֥ן רִשְׁעָתָֽיִם
10 And the spirit of Yahweh was on him and he judged Israel and went out to war, and Yahweh gave into his hand Koshen the wicked king of Aram,
and strengthened his hand over Koshen the wicked.
3e 4C 41
12
וַתִּשְׁקֹ֥ט הָאָ֖רֶץ אַרְבָּעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֑ה
וַיָּ֖מָת עָתְנִיאֵ֥ל בֶּן־קְנַֽז
11 And the land was quiet a forty year span,
and he died, Othniel child of Qenaz.
3e 4B 11
9
וַיֹּסִ֙פוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת הָרַ֖ע בְּעֵינֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה
וַיְחַזֵּ֨ק יְהוָ֜ה אֶת־עֶגְל֤וֹן מֶֽלֶךְ־מוֹאָב֙ עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל עַ֛ל כִּֽי־עָשׂ֥וּ אֶת־הָרַ֖ע בְּעֵינֵ֥י יְהוָֽה
12 And again the children of Israel did evil in the eyes of Yahweh,
and Yahweh made Eglon the king of Moab resolute in Israel, in that they had done evil in the eyes of Yahweh.
3d 4C 19
27
וַיֶּאֱסֹ֣ף אֵלָ֔יו אֶת־בְּנֵ֥י עַמּ֖וֹן וַעֲמָלֵ֑ק
וַיֵּ֗לֶךְ וַיַּךְ֙ אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וַיִּֽירְשׁ֖וּ אֶת־עִ֥יר הַתְּמָרִֽים
13 And he gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek,
and went and struck Israel, and they possessed the city of palm trees.
3e 4B 15
17
וַיַּעַבְד֤וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ אֶת־עֶגְל֣וֹן מֶֽלֶךְ־מוֹאָ֔ב שְׁמוֹנֶ֥ה עֶשְׂרֵ֖ה שָׁנָֽה 14 And the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years. 3e 4C 23
וַיִּזְעֲק֣וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֮ אֶל־יְהוָה֒ וַיָּקֶם֩ יְהוָ֨ה לָהֶ֜ם מוֹשִׁ֗יעַ אֶת־אֵה֤וּד בֶּן־גֵּרָא֙ בֶּן־הַיְמִינִ֔י אִ֥ישׁ אִטֵּ֖ר יַד־יְמִינ֑וֹ
וַיִּשְׁלְח֨וּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֤ל בְּיָדוֹ֙ מִנְחָ֔ה לְעֶגְל֖וֹן מֶ֥לֶךְ מוֹאָֽב
15 And the children of Israel appealed to Yahweh and Yahweh raised up to them a saviour, Ehud, a child of Gera of Benjamin, a person hampered in his right hand,
and the children of Israel sent in his hand a gift to Eglon the king of Moab.
3e 4C 39
21
וַיַּעַשׂ֩ ל֨וֹ אֵה֜וּד חֶ֗רֶב וְלָ֛הּ שְׁנֵ֥י פֵי֖וֹת גֹּ֣מֶד אָרְכָּ֑הּ
וַיַּחְגֹּ֤ר אוֹתָהּ֙ מִתַּ֣חַת לְמַדָּ֔יו עַ֖ל יֶ֥רֶךְ יְמִינֽוֹ
16 And Ehud made for himself a dagger and it had two edges, a half-cubit in length,
and he wore it beneath his armour on his right thigh.
3d 4C 18
17
וַיַּקְרֵב֙ אֶת־הַמִּנְחָ֔ה לְעֶגְל֖וֹן מֶ֣לֶךְ מוֹאָ֑ב
וְעֶגְל֕וֹן אִ֥ישׁ בָּרִ֖יא מְאֹֽד
17 And he brought the gift near to Eglon the king of Moab and Eglon was an excessively plenteous person. 3e 4B 14
8
וַֽיְהִי֙ כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר כִּלָּ֔ה לְהַקְרִ֖יב אֶת־הַמִּנְחָ֑ה
וַיְשַׁלַּח֙ אֶת־הָעָ֔ם נֹשְׂאֵ֖י הַמִּנְחָֽה
18 And it happened that as he finished bringing near the gift,
that he sent the people away that had borne the gift.
3e 4B 14
11
וְה֣וּא שָׁ֗ב מִן־הַפְּסִילִים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶת־הַגִּלְגָּ֔ל וַיֹּ֕אמֶר דְּבַר־סֵ֥תֶר לִ֛י אֵלֶ֖יךָ הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר הָ֔ס וַיֵּֽצְאוּ֙ מֵֽעָלָ֔יו כָּל־הָעֹמְדִ֖ים עָלָֽיו
19 But himself, he turned from the graven images that were by the tumbleweed and he said, A secret matter I have for you, O king,
and he said, Hush, and all those standing by him went forth from him.
3d 4B 27
16
וְאֵה֣וּד ׀ בָּ֣א אֵלָ֗יו וְהֽוּא־יֹ֠שֵׁב בַּעֲלִיַּ֨ת הַמְּקֵרָ֤ה אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ֙ לְבַדּ֔וֹ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵה֔וּד דְּבַר־אֱלֹהִ֥ים לִ֖י אֵלֶ֑יךָ
וַיָּ֖קָם מֵעַ֥ל הַכִּסֵּֽא
20 And Ehud came to him, and he was sitting in the upper room of the town, that was his alone, and Ehud said, A word of God I have to you.
And he arose from the throne.
3e 4C 37
8
וַיִּשְׁלַ֤ח אֵהוּד֙ אֶת־יַ֣ד שְׂמֹאל֔וֹ וַיִּקַּח֙ אֶת־הַחֶ֔רֶב מֵעַ֖ל יֶ֣רֶךְ יְמִינ֑וֹ
וַיִּתְקָעֶ֖הָ בְּבִטְנֽוֹ
21 And Ehud extended his left hand and he took the dagger from his right thigh,
and sounded it in his belly.
3e 4C 24
8
וַיָּבֹ֨א גַֽם־הַנִּצָּ֜ב אַחַ֣ר הַלַּ֗הַב וַיִּסְגֹּ֤ר הַחֵ֙לֶב֙ בְּעַ֣ד הַלַּ֔הַב כִּ֣י לֹ֥א שָׁלַ֛ף הַחֶ֖רֶב מִבִּטְנ֑וֹ
וַיֵּצֵ֖א הַֽפַּרְשְׁדֹֽנָה
22 And even the haft entered following the point and the gross fat imprisoned the point from within, for he could not draw the dagger from his belly,
and out came the guts.
3d 4C 33
8
וַיֵּצֵ֥א אֵה֖וּד הַֽמִּסְדְּר֑וֹנָה
וַיִּסְגֹּ֞ר דַּלְת֧וֹת הָעַלִיָּ֛ה בַּעֲד֖וֹ וְנָעָֽל
23 And Ehud went out the colonnade,
and he latched and bolted the gateways of the upper room behind him.
3c 4A 10
15
וְה֤וּא יָצָא֙ וַעֲבָדָ֣יו בָּ֔אוּ וַיִּרְא֕וּ וְהִנֵּ֛ה דַּלְת֥וֹת הָעֲלִיָּ֖ה נְעֻל֑וֹת
וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ אַ֣ךְ מֵסִ֥יךְ ה֛וּא אֶת־רַגְלָ֖יו בַּחֲדַ֥ר הַמְּקֵרָֽה
24 When he himself had emerged, and his servants entered and saw, and behold the gateways of the upper room bolted,
they said, Surely he is overshadowing his feet in the inner room of the town.
3d 4C 25
16
וַיָּחִ֣ילוּ עַד־בּ֔וֹשׁ וְהְנֵּ֛ה אֵינֶ֥נּוּ פֹתֵ֖חַ דַּלְת֣וֹת הָֽעֲלִיָּ֑ה
וַיִּקְח֤וּ אֶת־הַמַּפְתֵּ֙חַ֙ וַיִּפְתָּ֔חוּ וְהִנֵּה֙ אֲדֹ֣נֵיהֶ֔ם נֹפֵ֥ל אַ֖רְצָה מֵֽת
25 They were in turmoil until ashamed, and behold he was not opening the gateways of the upper room,
and they took the opener and they opened, and behold their master, fallen down earthward, dead.
3d 4C 21
24
וְאֵה֥וּד נִמְלַ֖ט עַ֣ד הִֽתְמַהְמְהָ֑ם
וְהוּא֙ עָבַ֣ר אֶת־הַפְּסִילִ֔ים וַיִּמָּלֵ֖ט הַשְּׂעִירָֽתָה
26 And Ehud escaped while they were lingering,
and he passed beyond the graven images and he escaped to Seirah.
3e 4B 10
16
וַיְהִ֣י בְּבוֹא֔וֹ וַיִּתְקַ֥ע בַּשּׁוֹפָ֖ר בְּהַ֣ר אֶפְרָ֑יִם
וַיֵּרְד֨וּ עִמּ֧וֹ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל מִן־הָהָ֖ר וְה֥וּא לִפְנֵיהֶֽם
27 And it happened when he came, that he sounded the shophar in mount Ephraim,
and with him the children of Israel came down from the hill, and himself facing them.
3c 4B 16
18
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֲלֵהֶם֙ רִדְפ֣וּ אַחֲרַ֔י כִּֽי־נָתַ֨ן יְהוָ֧ה אֶת־אֹיְבֵיכֶ֛ם אֶת־מוֹאָ֖ב בְּיֶדְכֶ֑ם
וַיֵּרְד֣וּ אַחֲרָ֗יו וַֽיִּלְכְּד֞וּ אֶת־מַעְבְּר֤וֹת הַיַּרְדֵּן֙ לְמוֹאָ֔ב וְלֹֽא־נָתְנ֥וּ אִ֖ישׁ לַעֲבֹֽר
28 And he said to them, Pursue after me, for Yahweh has given your enemies, Moab, into your hand.
And they came down after him, and they conquered the fords of the Jordan to Moab, and they did not permit anyone to cross over.
3c 4C 25
28
וַיַּכּ֨וּ אֶת־מוֹאָ֜ב בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֗יא כַּעֲשֶׂ֤רֶת אֲלָפִים֙ אִ֔ישׁ כָּל־שָׁמֵ֖ן וְכָל־אִ֣ישׁ חָ֑יִל
וְלֹ֥א נִמְלַ֖ט אִֽישׁ
29 And they struck Moab at that time, about ten thousand, each and everyone stout, and everyone and each of ability,
and not one escaped.
3e 4C 26
5
וַתִּכָּנַ֤ע מוֹאָב֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא תַּ֖חַת יַ֣ד יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
וַתִּשְׁקֹ֥ט הָאָ֖רֶץ שְׁמוֹנִ֥ים שָׁנָֽה
30 And Moab was subdued in that day under the hand of Israel,
and the land was quiet an eighty year span.
3e 4C 16
11
וְאַחֲרָ֤יו הָיָה֙ שַׁמְגַּ֣ר בֶּן־עֲנָ֔ת וַיַּ֤ךְ אֶת־פְּלִשְׁתִּים֙ שֵֽׁשׁ־מֵא֣וֹת אִ֔ישׁ בְּמַלְמַ֖ד הַבָּקָ֑ר
וַיֹּ֥שַׁע גַּם־ה֖וּא אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
31 And after him was Shamgar child of Anat, and he struck the Philistines, six hundred such, with the goad of an ox,
and he saved, even he, Israel.
3e 4C 27
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