Targum Torah Portions Week 1: Bereshit בְּרֵאשִׁית “In The Beginning”

by | Oct 8, 2020

Targum Jonathan on Genesis

 

Chapter 1א׳

 

 

בראשׁית מִן אַוְולָא בְּרָא יְיָ יַת שְׁמַיָא וְיַת אַרְעָא

1 At the beginning (min avella) the Lord created the heavens and the earth.

 

וְאַרְעָא הֲוַת תַּהֲיָיא וּבַהֲיָיא צַדְיָא מִבְּנֵי נַשׁ וְרֵיקַנְיָא מִן כָּל בְּעִיר וַחֲשׁוֹכָא עַל אַפֵּי תְהוֹמָא וְרוּחַ רַחֲמִין מִן קֳדָם יְיָ מְנַתְבָא עַל אַנְפֵּי מַיָא

2 And the earth was vacancy and desolation, solitary of the sons of men, and void of every animal; and darkness was upon the face of the abyss, and the Spirit of mercies from before the Lord breathed upon the face of the waters.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ יְהִי נְהוֹרָא לְאַנְהָרָא עִלָאָה וּמִן יַד הֲוָה נְהוֹרָא

3 And the Lord said, Let there be light and to enlighten above; and at once there was light.

 

וַחֲזָא יְיָ יַת נְהוֹרָא אֲרוּם טַב וְאַפְרֵישׁ יְיָ בֵּין נְהוֹרָא וּבֵין חֲשׁוֹכָא

4 And the Lord beheld the light, that it was good; and the Lord divided between the light and the darkness.

 

וּקְרָא יְיָ לִנְהוֹרָא יְמָמָא וְעַבְדֵהּ לְמִפְלַח בֵּיהּ דַיְירֵי עַלְמָא וְלַחֲשׁוֹכָא קָרָא לֵילְיָא וְעַבְדֵיהּ לְמֵינַח בֵּיהּ בִּרְיָיתָא וַהֲוָה רְמַשׁ וַהֲוָה צְפַר יוֹמָא חָד

5 And the Lord called the light Day; and He made it that the inhabiters of the world might labour by it: and the darkness called He night; and He made it that in it the creatures might have rest. And it was evening, and it was morning, the First Day.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ יְהִי רְקִיעָא בִּמְצִיעוּת מַיָא וִיהִי מַפְרִישׁ בֵּינֵי מוֹי עִלָאֵי לְבֵינֵי מוֹי תַּתָּאֵי

6 And the Lord said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate between the waters above and the waters beneath.

 

וַעֲבַד יְיָ יַת רְקִיעָא סוּמְכֵיהּ תְּלַת אֶצְבָּעָתָא בֵינֵי סִטְרֵי שְׁמַיָא לְמוֹי דְאוֹקְיָינוֹס וְאַפְרֵשׁ בֵּינֵי מַיָא דְמִלְרַע לִרְקִיעָא וּבֵינֵי מַיָא דִלְעֵיל בְּקוּבְתָא דִרְקִיעָא וַהֲוָה כֵן

7 And the Lord made the expanse, upbearing it with three fingers, between the confines of the heavens and the waters of the ocean, and separated between the waters which were below the expanse, and the waters which were above, in the collection (or covering) of the expanse; and it was so.

 

וּקְרָא יְיָ לִרְקִיעָא שְׁמַיָא וַהֲוָה רְמַשׁ וַהֲוָה צְפַר יוֹם תִּנְיָין

8 And the Lord called the expanse the Heavens. And it was evening, and it was morning, the Second Day.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ יִתְכַּנְשׁוּן מַיָין תַּתָּאִין דְאִשְׁתַּאֲרוּ מִן לְרַע לִשְׁמַיָא לְדוּכְתָּא חַד וְתִתְנַגַב אַרְעָא דְתִתְחַמֵי יַבֶּשְׁתָּא וַהֲוָה כֵן

9 And the Lord said, Let the lower waters which remain under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and the earth be dried, that the land may be visible. And it was so.

 

וּקְרָא יְיָ לִנְגִיבְתָּא אַרְעָא וּלְבֵית כְנִישַת מַיָין קָרָא יַמְמֵי וַחֲמָא יְיָ אֲרוּם טָב

10 And the Lord called the dry (land) the Earth, and the place of the assemblage of waters called He the Seas; and the Lord saw that it was good.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ תַּרְבֵּי אַרְעָא דִיתְאֵי עִישְבָּא דְבִיזְרֵיהּ מִזְדְרָע וְאִילֵן פֵּירֵי עֲבִיד פֵּירֵי לִזְנֵיהּ דְבִזְרֵיהּ בֵּיהּ עַל אַרְעָא וַהֲוָה כֵן

11 And the Lord said, Let the earth increase the grassy herb whose seed seedeth, and the fruit-tree making fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself upon the earth. And it was so.

 

וְהַנְפָקַת אַרְעָא דִיתְאִין עִיסְבָא דְבִזְרֵיהּ מִזְדְרַע וְאִילָן עַבִיד פֵּירֵי לִזְנֵיהּ וַחֲמָא יְיָ אֲרוּם טָב

12 And the earth produced grasses (and) herbage whose seed seedeth, and the tree making fruit after its kind. And the Lord saw that it was good.

 

וַהֲוָה רְמַשׁ וַהֲוָה צְפַר יוֹם תְּלִיתָאֵי

13 And it was evening, and it was morning, the Third Day.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ יְהוֹן נְהוֹרִין בִּרְקִיעָא דִשְׁמַיָא לְמַפְרְשָׁא בֵּינֵי יְמָמָא וּבֵינֵי לֵילְיָא וִיהוֹן לְסִימָנִין וּלְזִמְנֵי מוֹעֲדִין וּלְמִימְנֵי בְּהוֹן חוּשְׁבַּן יוֹמִין וּלְמַקְדְשָׁא רֵישֵׁי יַרְחִין וְרֵישֵׁי שְׁנִין עִבּוּרֵי יַרְחִין וְעִבּוּרֵי שְׁנִין וּתְקוּפַת שִׁמְשָׁא וּמוֹלַד סִיהֲרָא וּמַחֲזוֹרִין

14 And the Lord said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens, to distinguish between the day and the night; and let them be for signs and for festival times, and for the numbering by them the account of days, and for the sanctifying of the beginning of months, and the beginning of years, the passing away of months, and the passing away of years, the revolutions of the sun, the birth of the moon, and the revolvings (of seasons).

 

וִיהוֹן לִנְהוֹרִין בִּרְקִיעָא דִשְׁמַיָא לִמְנַהֲרָא עֲלוֹי אַרְעָא וַהֲוָה כֵן

15 And let them be for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth. And it was so.

 

וַעֲבַד יְיָ יַת תְּרֵין נְהוֹרַיָא רַבְרְבַיָא וַהֲווֹן שָׁוִין בְּאִיקְרֵהוֹן עֶשְרִין וְחַד שָׁעִין בָּצִיר מִנְהוֹן שִׁית מְאָה וּתְרֵין שׁוּבְעִין חוֹלְקֵי שַׁעֲתָּא וּמִן בָּתַר כֵּן אִישְׁתָּעִית סִיהֲרָא עִילוֹי שִׁמְשָׁא לִישָׁן תְּלִיתָאֵי וְאִזְדְעָרַת וּמַנֵי יַת שִׁמְשָׁא דַהֲוָה נְהוֹרָא רַבָּא לְמִישְׁלַט בִּימָמָא וְיַת סִיהֲרָא דַהֲוָה נְהוֹרָא זְעֵירָא לְמִשְׁלַט בְּלֵילְיָא וְיַת כּוֹכְבַיָא

16 And the Lord made two great luminaries; and they were equal in glory twenty and one years, less six hundred and two and seventy parts of an hour. And afterwards the moon recited against the sun a false report; and she was diminished, and the sun was appointed to be the greater light to rule the day; and the moon to be the inferior light to rule in the night, and the stars.

 

וְסָדַר יַתְהוֹן יְיָ עַל שִׁטְרֵיהוֹן בִּרְקִיעָא דִשְׁמַיָא לִמְנַהֲרָא עַל אַרְעָא

17 And the Lord ordained them unto their offices, in the expanse of the heavens, to give forth light upon the earth,

 

וּלְמִשַׁמְשָׁא בִּימָמָא וּבְלֵילְיָא וּלְמַפְרָשָׁא בֵּין נְהוֹרָא דִימָמָא וּבֵין חֲשׁוֹךְ לֵילְיָא וַחֲמָא יְיָ אֲרוּם טָב

18 and to minister by day and by night, to distinguish between the light of the day and the darkness of the night. And the Lord beheld that it was good.

 

וַהֲוָה רְמַשׁ וַהֲוָה צְפַר יוֹם רְבִיעָאֵי

19 And it was evening, and it was morning, Day the Fourth.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ יְרַחֲשׁוּן רְקָקֵי מוֹי רְחֵישׁ נַפְשָׁא חַיְיתָא וְעוֹפָא דְטַיֵיס וּשַׁרְכַּפְתֵּיהּ עַל אַרְעָא וּשְבִיל טַיְיסֵיהּ עַל אַוִיר רָקִיעַ שְׁמַיָא

20 And the Lord said, Let the lakes of the waters swarm forth the reptile, the living animal, and the fowl which flieth, whose nest is upon the earth; and let the way of the bird be upon the air of the expanse of the heavens.

 

וּבְרָא יְיָ יַת תַּנִינַיָא רַבְרְבַיָא יַת לִוְיָתָן וּבַר זוּגֵיהּ דְמִתְעַתְּדִין לְיוֹם נֶחֱמָתָא וְיַת כָּל נַפְשָׁתָא חַיְתָא דְרִיחֲשָׁא דְאַרְחִישׁוּ מַיָא צְלִילְתָּא לִזְנֵיהוֹן זְנֵי דַכְיָין וּזְנֵי דְלָא דַכְיָין וְיַת כָּל עוֹף דְטַיֵיס בְּגַדְפִין לִזְנוֹהִי זְנֵי דַכְיָין וּזְנֵי דְלָא דַכְיָין וַחֲמָא יְיָ אֲרוּם טָב

21 And the Lord created the great tanins, the lev-ya-than and his yoke-fellow which are prepared for the day of consolation, and every living animal which creepeth, and which the clear waters had swarmed forth after their kind; the kinds which are clean, and the kinds which are not clean; and every fowl which flieth with wings after their kinds, the clean and the unclean. And the Lord beheld that it was good.

 

וּבָרִיךְ יַתְהוֹן יְיָ לְמֵימָר פּוּשׁוּ וּסְגוּ וּמְלוּ יַת מַיָא בְּיַמְמַיָא וְעוֹפָא יַפְשֵׁי בְּאַרְעָא

22 And He blessed them, saying, Increase and multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the fowl multiply upon the earth.

 

וַהֲוָה רְמַשׁ וַהֲוָה צְפַר יוֹם חֲמִישָׁאֵי

23 And it was evening, and it was morning, Day the Fifth.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ תְּהַנְפֵּק גַרְגִישְׁתָּא דְאַרְעָא נַפְשַׁת בִּרְיָיתָא לִזְנֵיהּ זְנֵי דַכְיָין וּזְנֵי דְלָא דַכְיָין בְּעִירֵי וְרִחֲשֵׁי וּבַרְיַית אַרְעָא לִזְנֵיהּ וַהֲוָה כֵן

24 And the Lord said, Let the soil of the earth bring forth the living creature according to his kind; the kind that is clean and the kind that is unclean; cattle, and creeping thing, and the creature of the earth, according to his kind. And it was so.

 

וַעַבַד יְיָ יַת חֵיוַת אַרְעָא לִזְנָהּ זְנֵי דַכְיָין וּזְנֵי דְלָא דַכְיָין וְיַת בְּעִירָא לִזְנָהּ וְיַת כָּל רִחִיש אַרְעָא לִזְנָהּ זְנֵי דַכְיָין וּזְנֵי דְלָא דַכְיָין וַחֲמָא יְיָ אֲרוּם טַב

25 And the Lord made the beast of the earth after his kind, the clean and the unclean, and cattle after their kind, and every reptile of the earth after its kind, the clean and the unclean. And the Lord saw that it was good.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ לְמַלְאָכַיָא דִמְשַׁמְשִׁין קוֹמוֹי דְאִיתְבְּרִי בְּיוֹם תִּנְיָן לִבְרִיַית עַלְמָא נַעֲבֵיד אָדָם בְּצַלְמָנָא בִּדְיוֹקְנָנָא וְיִשְׁלְטוּן בְּכַוְורֵי יַמָא וּבְעוֹפָא דְאַוִיר שְׁמַיָא וּבִבְעִירָא וּבְכָל אַרְעָא וּבְכָל רִיחֲשָׁא דִרְחֵישׁ עֲלוֹי אַרְעָא

26 And the Lord said to the angels who ministered before Him, who had been created in the second day of the creation of the world, Let us make man in Our image, in Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl which are in the atmosphere of heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every reptile creeping upon the earth.

 

וּבְרָא יְיָ יַת אָדָם בִּדְיוּקְנֵיהּ בְּצַלְמָא יְיָ בְּרָא יָתֵיהּ בְּמָאתָן וְאַרְבְּעִין וּתְמַנֵי אֵיבָרִין בִּתְלַת מְאָה וְשִׁיתִּין וְחַמְשָׁא גִידִין וּקְרַם עֲלוֹי מוֹשְׁכָא וּמְלֵי יָתֵיהּ בִּסְרָא וְאִידְמָא דְכַר וְנוּקְבָא בְגַוְהוֹן בְּרָא יַתְהוֹן

27 And the Lord created man in His Likeness: In the image of the Lord He created him, with two hundred and forty and eight members, with three hundred and sixty and five nerves, and overlaid them with skin, and filled it with flesh and blood. Male and female in their bodies He created them.

 

וּבְרִיךְ יַתְהוֹן יְיָ וַאֲמַר לְהוֹן יְיָ פּוּשׁוּ וּסְגוּ וּמְלוּ יַת אַרְעָא בְּנִין וּבְנָן וּתְקוּפוּ עֲלָהּ בְּנִכְסִין וּשְׁלוּטוּ בְּכַוְורֵי יַמָא וּבְעוֹפָא דִשְׁמַיָא וּבְכָל רִיחֲשָׁא חַיְיתָא דְרַחֲשָׁא עֲלוֹי אַרְעָא

28 And He blessed them, and the Lord said to them, Increase and multiply, and fill the earth with sons and daughters, and prevail over it, in its possessions; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the heavens, and over every creeping animal that creepeth upon the earth.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ הָא יְהָבִית לְכוֹן יַת כָּל עִיסְבָּא דְבִיזְרֵיהּ מִזְדְרַע דְעִילוֹי אַנְפֵּי כָּל אַרְעָא וְיַת כָּל אִילָנֵי סְרָקָא לִצְרוֹךְ בִּנְיָינָא וּלְאַסָקוּתָא וּדְבֵיהּ פֵּירֵיהּ אִלָנָא דְבִזְרֵיהּ מִזְדְרַע לְכוֹן יְהֵי לְמֵיכָל

29 And the Lord said, Behold, I have given you every herb whose seed seedeth upon the face of all the earth, and every unfruitful tree for the need of building and for burning; and the tree in which is fruit seeding after its kind, to you it shall be for food.

 

וּלְכָל חֵיוַת אַרְעָא וּלְכָל עוֹפָא דִשְׁמַיָא וּלְכָל דְרָחִישׁ עַל אַרְעָא דְבֵיהּ נַפְשָׁא חַיְיתָא יַת כָּל יְרוֹקֵי עִסְבִּין וַהֲוָה כֵן

30 But to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to every reptile upon the earth in which is the living soul, (I have given) all green herbs. And it was so.

 

וַחֲזָא יְיָ יַת כָּל דְעָבַד וַהֲוָה טַב לַחֲדָא וַהֲוָה רְמַשׁ וַהֲוָה צְפַר יוֹם שְׁתִיתָאֵי

31 And the Lord beheld every thing He had made, and it was very good. And it was evening, and it was morning, the Sixth Day.

 

 

Chapter 2ב׳

 

 

וּשְׁלִימוּ בִּרְיָיתֵי שְׁמַיָא וְאַרְעָא וְכָל חֵלְוַותְהוֹן

1 And the creatures of the heavens and earth, and all the hosts of them, were completed.

 

וּשְׁלִים יְיָ בְּיוֹמָא שְׁבִיעָאָה עֲבִידְתֵּיהּ דְעָבַד וְעִישַרְתֵּי עִיסְקִין דִבְרָא בֵּינֵי שִׁמְשְׁתָא וְנַח בְּיוֹמָא שְׁבִיעָאָה מִכָּל עֲבִידְתֵּיהּ דְעָבָד

2 And the Lord had finished by the Seventh Day the work which He had wrought, and the ten formations which He had created between the suns; and He rested the Seventh Day from all His works which He had performed.

 

וּבְרִיךְ יְיָ יַת יוֹמָא שְׁבִיעָאָה מִן כּוּלְהוֹן יוֹמֵי שְׁבִיעָתָא וְקַדִישׁ יָתֵיהּ אֲרוּם בֵּיהּ נחַ מִכָּל עֲבִידְתֵּיהּ דִבְרָא יְיָ וְעָתִיד לְמֶעֱבָד

3 And the Lord blessed the Seventh Day more than all the days of the week, and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His works which the Lord had created and had willed to make.

 

אִלֵין תּוּלְדַת שְׁמַיָא וְאַרְעָא כַּד אִיתְבְּרִיאוּ בְּיוֹמָא דְעָבַד יְיָ אֱלהִים אַרְעָא וּשְׁמַיָא

4 These are the geneses of the heavens and earth when they were created in the day that the Lord God made the earth and heavens.

 

וְכָל אִילָנֵי חַקְלָא עַד כְּדוֹ לָא הֲווֹ בְּאַרְעָא וְכָל עִסְבֵּי חַקְלָא עַד כְּדוֹ לָא צָמַח אֲרוּם לָא אִמְטַר יְיָ אֱלהִים עַל אַרְעָא וְאֵינַשׁ לַיית לְמִפְלַח יַת אַדְמָתָא

5 And all the trees of the field were not as yet in the earth, and all the herbs of the field had not as yet germinated, because the Lord God had not made it to rain upon the earth, and man was not to cultivate the ground.

 

וַעֲנַן יְקָרָא הֲוָה נָחִית מִתְּחוֹת כּוּרְסֵי יְקָרָא וּמְלֵי מַיָא מִן אוֹקְיָינוֹס וְהָדָר סַלִיק מִן אַרְעָא וּמָחִית מִטְרָא וּמַשְׁקֵי יַת כָּל אַפֵּי אַדְמָתָא

6 But a cloud of glory descended from the throne of glory, and was filled with waters from the ocean, and afterward went up from the earth, and gave rain to come down and water all the face of the ground.

 

וּבְרָא יְיָ אֱלהִים יַת אָדָם בִּתְּרֵין יִצְרִין וּדְבַר עַפְרָא מֵאֲתַר בֵּית מַקְדְשָׁא וּמֵאַרְבַּעַת רוּחֵי עַלְמָא וּפַתָכָא מִכָּל מֵימֵי עַלְמָא וּבַרְיֵהּ סוּמַק שְׁחִים וְחֵיוַר וְנָפַח בִּנְחוֹרוֹהִי נִשְׁמָתָא דְחַיֵי וַהֲוָת נִשְׁמָתָא בְּגוּפָא דְאָדָם לְרוּחַ מְמַלְלָא לְאַנְהָרוּת עַיְינִין וּלְמִצְתּוֹת אוּדְנִין

7 And the Lord God created man in two formations; and took dust from the place of the house of the sanctuary, and from the four winds of the world, and mixed from all the waters of the world, and created him red, black, and white; and breathed into his nostrils the inspiration of life, and there was in the body of Adam the inspiration of a speaking spirit, unto the illumination of the eyes and the hearing of the ears.

 

וְאִתְנְצִיב בְּמֵימְרָא דַיְיָ אֱלהִים גִינוּנִיתָא מֵעֵדֶן לְצַדִיקַיָא קֳדָם בְּרִיַית עוֹלָם וְאַשְׁרֵי תַּמָן יַת אָדָם כַּד בַּרְיֵיהּ

8 And a garden from the Eden of the just was planted by the Word of the Lord God before the creation of the world, and He made there to dwell the man when He had created him.

 

וְרַבֵּי יְיָ אֱלהִים מִן אַדְמָתָא כָּל אִילַן דִמְרַגֵג לְמֵיחֲמֵי וְטַב לְמֵיכָל וְאִילָן חַיָיא בִּמְצִיעוּת גִינוּנִיתָא רוּמֵיהּ מַהֲלֵךְ חֲמֵש מְאָה שְׁנִין וְאִילַן דְאָכְלֵי פֵירוֹהִי יַדְעִין בֵּין טַב לְבִישׁ

9 And the Lord God made to grow from the ground every tree that was desirable to behold and good to eat, and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, whose height was a journey of five hundred years, and the tree of whose fruit they who ate would distinguish between good and evil.

 

וְנַהֲרָא נָפִיק מֵעֵדֶן לְאַשְׁקָאָה יַת גִינוּנִיתָא וּמִתַּמָן מִתְפְּרֵשׁ וַהֲוָה לְאַרְבַּעַת רֵישֵׁיהּ נַהֲרִין

10 And a river went forth from Eden, to water the garden, and from thence was separated, and became four heads of rivers (or four chief rivers).

 

שׁוּם חַד פִּישׁוֹן הוּא דְמַקִיף יַת כָּל אֲרַע הִינְדִקֵי דְתַמָן דַהֲבָא

11 The name of the first is Phishon; that is it which compasseth all the land of Hindiki, where there is gold.

 

וְדַהֲבָא דְאַרְעָא הַהוּא בָּחִיר תַּמָן בִּידִילְחָא וְאַבְנִין טָבִין דְבוּרְלִין

12 And the gold of that land is choice. There is the bedilcha, and the precious stones of byrils.

 

וְשׁוּם נַהֲרָא תִּנְיָינָא גִיחוֹן הוּא דְמַקִיף יַת כָּל אַרְעָא דְכוּשׁ

13 And the name of the second river is Gichon; that is it which encompasseth all the land of Koosh.

 

וְשׁוּם נַהֲרָא תְּלִיתָאָה דִיגְלַת הוּא דִמְהֲלִיךְ לְמִידְנַח אַתּוּר וְנַהֲרָא רְבִיעָאָה הוּא פְּרָת

14 And the name of the third river is Diglath; that is it which goeth to the east of Athoor. And the fourth river is Pherath.

 

וּדְבַר יְיָ אֱלהִים יַת אָדָם מִן טַוָר פּוּלְחָנָא אָתַר דְאִתְבַּרְיָא מִתַּמָן וְאַשְׁרֵהּ בְּגִינוּנִיתָא דְעֵדֶן לְמֶהֱוֵי פְּלַח בְּאוֹרַיְתָא וּלְמִנְטַר פִּקוּדָהָא

15 And the Lord God took the man from the mountain of worship, where he had been created, and made him dwell in the garden of Eden, to do service in the law, and to keep its commandments.

 

וּפַקֵיד יְיָ אֱלהִים עַל אָדָם לְמֵימָר מִכּל אִילַן גִינוּנִיתָא מֵיכַל תֵּיכוּל

16 And the Lord God commanded Adam, saying, Of every tree of the garden eating thou mayest eat.

 

וּמֵאִילַן דְאָכְלִין פֵּירוֹהִי חַכְּמִין לְמִידַע בֵּין טַב לְבִישׁ לָא תֵיכוּל מִנֵיהּ אֲרֵי בְּיוֹמָא דְתֵיכוּל מִנֵיהּ תְּהֵי חַיָיב קְטוֹל

17 But of the tree of whose fruit they who eat (become) wise to know between good and evil, thou shalt not eat: for in the day that thou eatest thou wilt be guilty of death.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ אֱלהִים לָא תַקִין דִיהֵי אָדָם דָמִיךְ בִּלְחוֹדוֹהִי אַעֲבֵיד לֵיהּ אִתָּא דִתְהֵי סְמִיךְ כְּקִבְלֵיהּ

18 And the Lord God said, It is not right that Adam should be sleeping alone: I will make unto him a wife who may be a helper before him.

 

וּבְרָא יְיָ אֱלהִים מִן אַדְמְתָא כָּל חֵיוַת בְּרָא וְיַת כָּל עוֹפָא דִשְׁמַיָא וְאַיְיתֵי לְוַת אָדָם לְמֵחְמֵי מַה יְהֵי קָרֵי לֵיהּ שׁוּם וְכָל דְקָרֵי לֵיהּ אָדָם נַפְשָׁא מִן חַיְיתָא הוּא שְׁמֵיהּ

19 And the Lord God created from the earth every beast of the field, and every fowl of the heavens, and brought them to Adam, to see by what name he would call it. And whatever Adam called the living animal, that was its name.

 

וּקְרָא אָדָם שְׁמָהָן לְכָל בְּעִירָא וּלְכָל עוֹפָא דִשְמַיָא וּלְכָל חֵיוַת בְּרָא וּלְאָדָם לָא אַשְׁכַּח עַד הַשְׁתָּא סְמִיךְ כְּקִבְלֵיהּ

20 And Adam called the names of all cattle, and all fowl of the heavens, and all beasts of the field. But for Adam was not found as yet a helper before him.

 

וּרְמָא יְיָ אֱלֹהִים שִׁינְתָא עַמִיקְתָּא עֲלוֹי אָדָם וְדָמַךְ וּנְסִיב חֲדָא מֵעִלְעוֹהִי הוּא עִלָעָה תְּלִיסְרִית דְמִן סְטַר יְמִינָא וְאָחַד בְּבִשְרָא

21 And the Lord God threw a deep slumber upon Adam, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, it was the thirteenth rib of the right side, and closed it up with flesh.

 

וּבְנָא יְיָ אֱלֹהִים יַת עִלָאָה דְנָסַב מִן אָדָם לְאִיתְּתָא וְאַתְיָהּ לְוַת אָדָם

22 And the Lord God builded the rib which he had taken from Adam into a woman; and He brought her to Adam.

 

וַאֲמַר אָדָם הֲדָא זִמְנָא וְלָא תּוּב תִּתְבְּרִי אִתְּתָא מִן גְבַר הֵיכְמָא דְאִתְבְרִיאַת דָא מִנִי גַרְמָא מִגְרָמַיי וּבִשְרָא מִבִּשְרִי לְדָא חָמֵי לְמִיקְרָא אִתָּא אֲרוּם מִגְבַר אִיתְנְסִיבַת דָא

23 And Adam said, This time, and not again, is woman created from man. Thus, because she is created from me, (she is) bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh. This it is fit to call Woman, because from man she was taken.

 

בְּגִין כֵּן יִשְׁבּוֹק גְבַר וּמִתְפְּרַשׁ מִן בֵּית מְדַמְכֵיהּ דְאָבוֹהִי וּדְאִימֵיהּ וְיִתְחַבֵּר בְּאִינְתְּתֵיהּ וִיהוֹן תַּרְוֵויהוֹן לְבִישְרָא חָד

24 Therefore a man shall leave, and be separate from the house of the bed of his father and of his mother, and shall consociate with his wife, and both of them shall be one flesh.

 

וַהֲווֹ תַּרְוֵויהוֹן חַכִּימִין אָדָם וְאִינְתְּתֵיהּ וְלָא אַמְתִּינוּ בִּיקָרֵיהוֹן

25 And both of them were wise, Adam and his wife; but they were not faithful (or truthful) in their glory.

בֵּיהּ הוּא שַׁעְתָּא אָמַר חִוְיָא דִלְטוּר עַל בַּרְיֵהּ וְאָמַר לְאִתְּתָא לָא מְמַת תְּמוּתוּן בְּרַם כָּל אוֹמָנָא סָנֵי בַּר אוֹמָנוּתֵיהּ

 

 

Chapter 3ג׳

 

 

וְחִוְיָא הֲוָה חַכִּים לְבִישׁ מִכָּל חֵיוַת בְּרָא דְעָבַד יְיָ אֱלֹהִים וַאֲמַר לְאִתְּתָא הַקֻשְׁטָא דְאָמַר יְיָ אֱלֹהִים לָא תֵיכְלוּן מִכָּל אִילַן גִינוּנִיתָא

1 And the serpent was wiser unto evil than all the beasts of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Is it truth that the Lord God hath said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

 

וַאֲמָרַת אִתְּתָא לְחִיוְיָא מִשַׁאַר פֵּירֵי אִילַן גִינוּנִיתָא אִית לָן רְשׁוּ לְמֵיכַל

2 And the woman said to the serpent, From the rest of the fruits of the trees of the garden we have power to eat;

 

וּמִפֵּירֵי אִלָנָא דְבִמְצִיעוּת גִינוּנִיתָא אָמַר יְיָ לָא תֵיכְלוּן מִנֵיהּ וְלָא תְקַרְבוּן בֵּיהּ דִלְמָא תְּמוּתוּן

3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden the Lord hath said, You shall not eat of it, nor approach it, lest you die.

 

4 In that hour the serpent spake accusation against his Creator, and said to the woman, Dying you will not die; for every artificer hateth the son of his art:

 

אֲרוּם גְלֵי קֳדָם יְיָ אֲרוּם בְּיוֹמָא דְתֵיכְלוּן מִנֵיהּ וְתֶהֱווֹן כְּמַלְאָכִין רַבְרְבִין דְחַכְּמִין לְמִנְדַע בֵּין טַב לְבִישׁ

5 for it is manifest before the Lord, that in the day that you eat of it, you will be as the great angels, who are wise to know between good and evil.

 

וְחָמַת אִתְּתָא יַת סַמָאֵל מַלְאָךְ מוֹתָא וּדְחִילַת וְיַדְעַת אֲרוּם טַב אִילָנָא לְמֵיכַל וַאֲרוּם אָסוּ הוּא לִנְהוֹרָא דְעַיְינִין וּמְרַגֵג אִילָנָא לְאִיסְתַּכְּלָא בֵּיהּ וּנְסִיבַת מֵאִיבֵּיהּ וַאֲכָלַת וִיהָבִית אַף לְבַּעֲלָהּ עִמָהּ וְאָכָל

6 And the woman beheld Sammael, the angel of death, and was afraid; yet she knew that the tree was good to eat, and that it was medicine for the enlightenment of the eyes, and desirable tree by means of which to understand. And she took of its fruit, and did eat; and she gave to her husband with her, and he did eat.

 

וְאִתְנַהֲרָן עֵינֵי תַּרְוֵויהוֹן וִידָעוּ אֲרוּם עַרְטִילָאִין אִינוּן דְאִיתְעַרְטְלוּ מִן לְבוּשׁ טוּפְרָא דְאִיתְבְּרִיאוּ בֵּיהּ וַהֲווֹ חַמְיַין בְּהַתַתְהוֹן וְחַטִיטוּ לְהוֹן מְטַרְפֵי תֵּנִין וַעֲבָדוּ לְהוֹן קִמוּרִין

7 And the eyes of both were enlightened, and they knew that they were naked, divested of the purple robe in which they had been created. And they saw the sight of their shame, and sewed to themselves the leaves of figs, and made to them cinctures.

 

וּשְׁמָעוּ יַת קַל מֵימְרָא דַיְיָ אֱלהִים מְטַיֵיל בְּגִינוּנִיתָא לִמְנַח יוֹמָא מְטַיִיל בְּגִינָתָא לְתוּקְפָא דְיוֹמָא וְאִיטְמַר אָדָם וְאִנְתְּתֵיהּ מִן קֳדָם יְיָ אֱלהִים בִּמְצִיעוּ אִילוֹנֵי גִינוּנִיתָא

8 And they heard the voice of the Word of the Lord God walking in the garden in the repose of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from before the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

 

וּקְרָא יְיָ אֱלהִים לְאָדָם וַאֲמַר לֵיהּ הֲלָא כָּל עַלְמָא דִבְרֵיתִי גְלֵי קֳדָמַי חֲשׁוֹכָא כִּנְהוֹרָא וְאֵיךְ אַנְתְּ סְבַר בְּלִיבָּךְ לְאִיטַמְרָא מִן קֳדָמַי הֲלָא אֲתַר דְאַנְתְּ מִטְמַר בֵּיהּ אֲנָא חָמֵי וְאָן אִנוּן פִּקוּדַיָא דְפַקֵידְתָּךְ

9 And the Lord God called to Adam, and said to him, Is not all the world which I have made manifest before Me; the darkness as the light? and how hast thou thought in thine heart to hide from before Me? The place where thou art concealed, do I not see? Where are the commandments that I commanded thee?

 

וַאֲמַר יַת קַל מֵימְרָךְ שְׁמָעִית בְּגִינוּנִיתָא וּדְחֵלִית אֲרוּם עַרְטִילָאִי אֲנָא וּמִצְוָתָא דְפַקֵדְתַּנִי אַעֲבָרִית מִינִי וְאַטְמֵרִית מִן כִּיסוּפָא

10 And he said, The voice of Thy Word heard I in the garden, and I was afraid, because I am naked; and the commandment which Thou didst teach me, I have transgressed; therefore I hid myself from shame.

 

וַאֲמַר מַן חַוִי לָּךְ אֲרוּם עַרְטִילָאִי אַתְּ דִלְמָא מִן פֵּירֵי אִילָנָא דְפַקֵידְתָּךְ דְלָא לְמֵיכַל מִינֵיהּ אֲכַלְתְּ

11 And He said, Who showed thee that thou art naked? Unless thou hast eaten of the fruit of the tree of which I commanded that thou shouldst not eat.

 

וַאֲמַר אָדָם אִיתְּתָא דִיהַבְתְּ גַבַּיי הִיא יַהֲבַת לִי מִן פֵּירֵי אִילָנָא וַאֲכָלִית

12 And Adam said, The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the fruit of the tree, and I did eat.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ אֱלהִים לְאִיתְּתָא מַה דָא עָבַדְתְּ וַאֲמַרַת אִיתְּתָא חִוְיָא אַשְׁיַינִי בְּחוּכְמָתֵיהּ וְאַטְעַיְינִי בְּרִישְׁעוּתֵיהּ וַאֲכָלִית

13 And the Lord God said to the woman, What hast thou done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me with his subtilty, and deceived me with his wickedness, and I ate.

 

וְאַיְתֵי יְיָ אֱלהִים תְּלָתֵיהוֹן לְדִינָא וַאֲמַר לְחִוְיָא אֲרוּם עָבַדְתְּ דָא לִיט אַתְּ מִכָּל בְּעִירָא וּמִכָּל חֵיוַת בְּרָא עַל מֵיעָךְ תְּהֵא מְטַיֵיל וְרַגְלָךְ יִתְקָצְּצוּן וּמִשְׁכָךְ תְּהֵי מִשְׁלַח חֲדָא לְשֵׁב שְׁנִין וַאֲרֵיסָא דְמוֹתָא בְּפֻמָךְ וְעַפְרָא תֵיכוֹל כָּל יוֹמֵי חַיָיךְ

14 And the Lord God brought the three unto judgment; and He said to the serpent, Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou of all the cattle, and of all the beasts of the field: upon thy belly thou shalt go, and thy feet shall be cut off, and thy skin thou shalt cast away once in seven years; and the poison of death shall be in thy mouth, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.

 

וּדְבָבוּ אֵישַׁוֵי בֵּינָךְ וּבֵין אִתְּתָא בֵּין זַרְעֲיַת בְנָךְ וּבֵין זַרְעֲיַת בְּנָהָא וִיהֵי כַּד יְהוֹן בְּנָהָא דְאִתָּא נַטְרִין מִצְוָתָא דְאוֹרַיְיתָא יֶהֱוְיַן מְכַוְונִין וּמַחְיָין יָתָךְ עַל רֵישָׁךְ וְכַד שַׁבְקִין מִצְוָותָא דְאוֹרַיְיתָא תֶּהֱוֵי מִתְכַוֵין וּנְכִית יַתְהוֹן בְּעִקְבֵהוֹן בְּרַם לְהוֹן יְהֵא אָסוּ וְלָךְ לָא יְהֵי אָסוּ וַעֲתִידִין אִינוּן לְמֶעֱבַד שְׁפִיוּתָא בְּעִיקְבָא בְּיוֹמֵי מַלְכָּא מְשִׁיחָא

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between the seed of thy son, and the seed of her sons; and it shall be when the sons of the woman keep the commandments of the law, they will be prepared to smite thee upon thy head; but when they forsake the commandments of the law, thou wilt be ready to wound them in their heel. Nevertheless for them there shall be a medicine, but for thee there will be no medicine; and they shall make a remedy for the heel in the days of the King Meshiha.

 

לְאִינְתְּתָא אָמַר אַסְגָא אַסְגֵי סְגוּפַיִךְ בַּאֲדַם בְּתוּלִין וְעִידוּיֵךְ בְּצַעַר תַּלְדִין בְּנִין וּלְוַת בַּעֲלִיךְ תְּהֵי מַתְוָךְ וְהוּא יְהֵי שַׁלִיט בִּיךְ לְמִזְכֵּי וּלְמֶחְטֵי

16 Unto the woman He said, Multiplying, I will multiply thy affliction by the blood of thy virginity, and by thy conception; in sorrow shalt thou bear children, and to thy husband shall be thy desire, and he will have rule over thee unto righteousness or unto sin.

 

וּלְאָדָם אָמַר אֲרוּם קְבֵלַת לְמֵימַר אִנְתְּתָךְ וְאָכָלְתְּ מִן פֵּירֵי אִילָנָא דְפַקִידְתָּךְ לְמֵימַר לָא תֵיכוּל מִנֵיהּ לוּטָא אַרְעָא בְּגִין דְלָא חַוִיאַת לָךְ חוֹבָךְ בַּעֲמַל תַּכְלִינָהּ כָּל יוֹמֵי חַיָיךְ

17 But to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened to the word of thy wife, and hast eaten of the fruit of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, accursed is the ground, in that it did not show thee thy guilt; in labour shalt thou eat (of) it all the days of thy life.

 

וְכוּבִין וְאַטְדִין תִּצְמַח וְתַרְבֵּי בְּדִילָךְ וְתֵיכוֹל יַת עִשְבָּא דְעַל אַפֵּי בְּרָא עָנֵי אָדָם וְאָמַר בְּבָעוּ רַחֲמִין מִן קֳדָמָךְ יְיָ דְלָא נִתְחַשֵׁב כִּבְּעִירָא דְנֵיכוֹל עִיסְבָּא דְאַפֵּי בְּרָא נֵיקוּם כְּעַן וְנִלְעֵי בְּלֵיעוּת יְדַיי וְנֵיכוֹל מָזוֹן מִן מְזוֹנָא דְאַרְעָא וּבְכֵן יִתְאַפְרֵשׁ כְּעַן קָדָמָךְ בֵּין בְּנֵי אֵינָשָׁא וּבֵין בְּנֵי בְּעִירָא

18 And thorns and thistles will it put forth and increase on account of thee, and thou shalt eat the herb which is on the face of the field. And Adam answered: I pray, through mercies from before Thee, O Lord, that we may not be accounted as the cattle, to eat the herb of the face of the field. Let us stand up, and labour with the labour of the hands, and eat food of the food of the earth; and thus let there be distinction before Thee, between the children of men and the offspring of cattle.

 

בְּלֵיעוֹת כַּף יְדָךְ תֵּיכוֹל מְזוֹנָא עַד דְתֵיהֲדוֹר לְעַפְרָא דְמִינָהּ אִיתְבְּרִיאַת אֲרוּם עַפְרָא אַנְתְּ וּלְעַפְרָא תְּתוּב דְמִן עַפְרָא אַנְתְּ עָתִיד לְמֵיקוּם לְמִתַּן דִינָא וְחוּשְׁבְּנָא עַל כָּל מַה דַעֲבַדְתְּ בְּיוֹם דִינָא רַבָּא

19 By the labour of thy hands thou shalt eat food, until thou turn again to the dust from which thou wast created: for dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return; for from the dust it is to be that thou art to arise, to render judgment and reckoning for all that thou hast done, in the day of the great judgment.

 

וּקְרָא אָדָם שׁוּם אִיתְּתֵיהּ חַוָה אֲרוּם הִיא הֲוַת אִימָא דְכָל בְּנֵי נְשָׁא

20 And Adam called the name of his wife Hava, because she is the mother of all the children of men.

 

וְעָבַד יְיָ אֱלהִים לְאָדָם וּלְאִינְתְּתֵיהּ לְבוּשִׁין דִיקָר מִן מְשַׁךְ חִיוְיָא דְאַשְׁלַח מִנֵיהּ עַל מְשַׁךְ בִּשְרֵיהוֹן חֲלַף שׁוֹפְרֵיהוֹן דְאִשְׁתַּלְחוּ וְאַלְבֵּישִׁינוּן

11 And the Lord God made to Adam and to his wife vestures of honour from the skin of the serpent, which he had cast from him, upon the skin of their flesh, instead of that adornment which had been cast away; and He clothed them.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ אֱלהִים לְמַלְאָכַיָא דִי מְשַׁמְשִׁין קֳדָמוֹי הָא אָדָם הֲוָה יְחִידִי בְּאַרְעָא הֵיכְמָא דַאֲנָא יְחִידִי בִּשְׁמֵי מְרוֹמָא וַעֲתִידִין לְמֵיקוּם מִינֵהּ דְיַדְעוּן לְמַפְרְשָׁא בֵּין טַב לְבִישׁ אִלוּ נָטַר מִצְוָותָא דִפְקִידְתֵּיהּ אִית הוּא חַי וְקַיָים בְּאִילָן חַיָיא עַד לְעַלְמִין וּכְדוֹן עַד דְלָא נְטַר מַה דְפַקִידְתֵּיהּ נִגְזוֹר עֲלוֹהִי וְנִטְרְדֵיהּ מִן גִנְתָא דְעֵדֶן קֳדָם עַד לָא יִפְשׁוֹט יְדֵיהּ וְיִסַב מִן פֵּירֵי אִילַן חַיָיא דְהָא אִין אָכִיל הוּא מִנֵיהּ הֲוֵי חַי וְקַיָם עַד לְעַלְמִין

12 And the Lord God said to the angels who ministered before Him, Behold, Adam is sole on the earth, as I am sole in the heavens above; and it will be that they will arise from him who will know to discern between good and evil. Had he kept the commandments which I appointed to him, he would have lived and subsisted as the tree of life for ever. But now, because he hath not kept that which I prescribed, it is decreed against him that we keep him from the garden of Eden, before he reach forth his hand and take of the tree of life: for, behold, if he eat thereof, living he will live and subsist for ever.

 

וְתַרְכֵיהּ יְיָ אֱלהִים מִגִנְתָא דְעֵדֶן וְאָזַל וְיָתִיב בְּטוּר מוֹרִיָה לְמִפְלַח יַת אַדְמָתָא דְאִתְבְּרִי מִתַּמָן

23 And the Lord God removed him from the garden of Eden; and he went and dwelt on Mount Moriah, to cultivate the ground from which he had been created.

 

וּטְרַד יַת אָדָם מִן דְאַשְׁרֵי יְקַר שְׁכִינְתֵּיהּ מַן לְקַדְמִין בֵּין תְּרֵין כְּרוּבַיָא קֳדָם עַד לָא בְּרָא עַלְמָא בְּרָא אוֹרַיְיתָא וְאַתְקִין גִינְתָא דְעֵדֶן לְצַדִיקַיָיא דִיֵיכְלוֹן וְיִתְפַּנְקוּן מִן פֵּירֵי אִילָנָא עַל דִי פְּלָחוּ בְּחַיֵיהוֹן בְּאוּלְפַן אוֹרַיְיתָא בְּעַלְמָא הָדֵין וְקַיְימוּ פִּקוּדַיָא אַתְקִין גֵיהִנָם לְרַשִׁיעַיָיא דִמְתִילָא לְחַרְבָּא שְׁנִינָא אָכְלָה מִתְּרֵין סִטְרִין אַתְקִין בְּגַווָהּ זִיקוּקוּן דִינוּר וְגוּמְרִין דְאֵשָׁתָא לְמִידַן בְּהוֹן לְרַשִׁיעַיָיא דְמָרְדוּ בְּחַיֵיהוֹן בְּאוּלְפַן אוֹרַיְיתָא טַבְתָא הוּא אוֹרַיְיתָא לְפַלְחָהּ מִן פֵּירֵי אִילַן חַיָיא דְאַתְקְנָהָא מֵימַר דַיְיָ לְנַטוֹרְהָא דִיהֵי קְיָים וּמְטַיֵיל בִּשְׁבִילֵי אָרְחָא דְחַיֵי לְעַלְמָא דְאָתֵי

24 And He drave out the man from thence where He had made to dwell the glory of His Shekina at the first between the two Kerubaia. Before He had created the world, He created the law; He prepared the garden of Eden for the righteous, that they might eat and delight themselves with the fruit of the tree; because they would have practised in their lives the doctrine of the law in this world, and have maintained the commandments: (but) he prepared Gehinnam for the wicked, which is like the sharp, consuming sword of two edges; in the midst of it He hath prepared flakes of fire and burning coals for the judgment of the wicked who rebelled in their life against the doctrine of the law. To serve the law is better than (to eat of) the fruit of the tree of life, (the law) which the Word of the Lord prepared, that man in keeping it might continue, and walk in the paths of the way of life in the world to come.

 

 

Chapter 4ד׳

 

 

וְאָדָם יְדַע יַת חַוָה אִיתְּתֵיהּ דַהֲוָה חֲמֵידַת לְמַלְאָכָא וְאַעֲדִיאַת וִילֵידַת יַת קַיִן וַאֲמָרַת קָנִיתִי לְגַבְרָא יַת מַלְאָכָא דַיְיָ

1 And Adam knew Hava his wife, who had desired the Angel; and she conceived, and bare Kain; and she said, I have acquired a man, the Angel of the Lord.

 

וְאוֹסִיפַת לְמֵילַד מִן בַּעֲלָהּ אָדָם יַת תְּיוּמָתֵיהּ וְיַת הֶבֶל וַהֲוָה הֶבֶל רָעֵי עָנָא וְקַיִן הֲוָה גְבַר פְּלַח בְאַרְעָא

2 And she added to bear from her husband Adam his twin, even Habel. And Habel was a shepherd of the flock, but Kain was a man working in the earth.

 

וַהֲוָה מִסוֹף יוֹמַיָא וּבְאַרְבֵּסַר בְּנִיסָן וְאַיְיתֵי קַיִן מֵאִיבָּא דְאַרְעָא מִזְדְרַע כּוּתְנָא קָרְבַּן בִּכּוּרַיָא קֳדָם יְיָ

3 And it was at the end of days, on the fourteenth of Nisan, that Kain brought of the produce of the earth, the seed of cotton (or line), an oblation of first things before the Lord;

 

וְהֶבֶל אַיְיתִי אַף הוּא מִבַּכִּירֵי עָנָא וּמִפַּטִימֵהוֹן וַהֲוָה רַעֲוָא קֳדָם יְיָ וּסְבַר אַפִּין בְּהֶבֶל וּבְקָרְבָּנֵיהּ

4 and Habel brought of the firstlings of the flock, and of their fat; and it was pleasing before the Lord, and He gave (His) countenance to Habel and to his oblation;

 

וּלְקַיִן וּלְקָרְבָּנֵיהּ לָא סְבַר אַפִּין וּתְקֵיף לְקַיִן לַחֲדָא וְאִתְכְּבִישׁוּ אִקוּנִין דְאַפּוֹהִי

5 but to Kain and to his oblation He gave no countenance. And Kain was angered greatly, and the features of his face were downcast.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ לְקַיִן לָמָה תַּקִיף לָךְ וְלָמָה אִתְכְּבִישׁוּ אִיקוּנִין דְאַנְפָּךְ

6 And the Lord said to Kain, Why hast thou anger, and why are the features of thy face downcast?

 

הֲלָא אִם תֵּיטִיב עוֹבָדָךְ יִשְׁתְּבֵיק לָךְ חוֹבָךְ וְאִין לָא תֵיטִיב עוֹבָדָךְ בְּעַלְמָא הָדֵין לְיוֹם דִינָא רַבָּא חֶטְאָךְ נְטִיר וְעַל תַּרְעֵי לִבָּךְ חֶטְאָה רְבִיעַ וּבִידָךְ מְסָרִית רְשׁוּתֵיהּ דְּיִצְרָא בִּישָׁא וּלְוָותָךְ יְהֵי מַתְוַיֵהּ וְאַנְתְּ תְּהֵי שַׁלִיט בֵּיהּ בֵּין לְמִזְכֵּי בֵּין לְמֶחְטֵי

7 If thou doest thy work well, will not thy guilt be forgiven thee? But if thou doest not thy work well in this world, thy sin is retained unto the day of the great judgment, and at the doors of thy heart lieth thy sin. And into thy hand have I delivered the power over evil passion, and unto thee shall be the inclination thereof, that thou mayest have authority over it to become righteous, or to sin.

 

וַאֲמַר קַיִן לְוַת הֶבֶל אָחוּהִי אִיתָא וְנִפּוּק תַּרְוֵינָן לְבָרָא וַהֲוָה כַּד נְפָקּוּ תַּרְוֵיהוֹן לְבָרָא עָנֵי קַיִן וַאֲמַר לְהֶבֶל מִסְתַּכֵּל אֲנָא דִבְּרַחֲמִין אִתְבְּרִי עַלְמָא אֲבָל לא בְּפֵירֵי עוֹבָדִין טָבִין הוּא מִדְבַּר וּמְתוּב אַפִּין אִית בְּדִינָא מִן בִּגְלַל מַה אִתְקַבֵּל קֳרְבָּנָךְ וְקָרְבָּנִי מִנִי לָא אִתְקַבֵּל בְּרַעֲוָא עָנֵי הֶבֶל וְאָמַר לְקַיִן בְּרַחֲמִין אִיתְבְּרִי עַלְמָא וּבְפֵירֵי עוֹבָדִין טָבִין הוּא מַדְבַּר וּמֵיסַב אַפִּין לֵית בְּדִינָא וְעַל דַהֲווּ פֵירֵיהּ עוּבָדַיי טָבִין מִדִידָךְ וּקְדָמִין לְדִידָךְ אִתְקַבֵּל בְּרַעֲוָא קָרְבָּנִי עָנֵי קַיִן וַאֲמַר לַהֶבֶל לֵית דִין וְלֵית דַיָין וְלֵית עֲלָם אָחְרָן וְלֵית לְמִיתַּן אֲגַר טַב לְצַדִיקַיָא וְלֵית לְמִפְרָעָא מִן רַשִׁיעַיָא עָנֵי הֶבֶל וְאָמַר לְקַיִן אִית דִין וְאִית דַיָין וְאִית עָלָם אָחְרָן וְאִית לְמִתַּן אֲגַר טַב לְצַדִיקַיָא וְאִית לְמִתְפְּרַע מִן רַשִׁיעַיָא וְעַל עֵיסַק פִּתְגָמַיָא הָאִלֵין הֲווּ מִתְנַצְיַין עַל אַנְפֵּי בָּרָא וְקָם קַיִן עַל הֶבֶל אֲחוֹהִי וְטָבַע אַבְנָא בְּמִצְחֵיהּ וְקַטְלֵיהּ

8 And Kain said to Habel his brother, Come, and let us two go forth into the field. And it was that when they two had gone forth into the field, Kain answered and said to Habel, I perceive that the world was created in goodness, but it is not governed (or conducted) according to the fruit of good works, for there is respect to persons in judgment; therefore it is that thy offering was accepted, and mine not accepted with good will. Habel answered and said to Kain, In goodness was the world created, and according to the fruit of good works is it governed; and there is no respect of persons in judgment; but because the fruits of my works were better than thine, my oblation, before thine, hath been accepted with good will. Kain answered and said to Habel, There is neither judgment nor Judge, nor another world; nor will good reward be given to the righteous, nor vengeance be taken of the wicked. And Habel answered and said to Kain, There is a judgment, and there is a Judge; and there is another world, and a good reward given to the righteous, and vengeance taken of the wicked. And because of these words they had contention upon the face of the field; and Kain arose against Habel his brother, and drave a stone into his forehead, and killed him.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ לְקַיִן אָן הֶבֶל אָחוּךְ וַאֲמַר לָא יָדַעֲנָא דִלְמָא נְטִיר אָחִי אֲנָא

9 And the Lord said to Kain, Where is Habel thy brother? And he said, I know not; am I the keeper of my brother?

 

וַאֲמַר מָה עָבַדְתְּ קַל דְמֵי קְטִילַת אָחוּךְ דְאִתְבְּלָעוּ בְּגַרְגִישְׁתָּא צְוָחִין קֳדָמַי מִן אַרְעָא

10 And He said, What hast thou done? The voice of the bloods of the murder of thy brother which are swallowed up in the sod, crieth before Me from the earth.

 

וּכְעַן חֲלַף דִקְטַלְתֵּיהּ לַיִיט אַתְּ מִן אַרְעָא דִפְתָחַת יַת פּוּמָהּ וְקַבִּילַת יַת דְמֵי דְאָחוּךְ מִן יְדָךְ

11 And now because thou hast killed him, thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened the mouth, and received the bloods of thy brother from thy hand.

 

אֲרוּם תִּפְלַח יַת אַרְעָא לָא תוֹסִיף לְמִתַּן חִיל פֵּירָהָא לָךְ מְטַלְטֵל וְגָלֵי תְּהֵי בְּאַרְעָא

12 When thou tillest the earth, it shall not add to give strength to its fruits for thee. A wanderer and an exile shalt thou be in the earth.

 

וַאֲמַר קַיִן קֳדָם יְיָ סַגִי תַּקִיף מְרוֹדִי מִלְסוֹבְלָא בְּרַם יוּכְלָא קוּמָךְ לְמִסְבְּלֵיהּ יָתֵיהּ

13 And Kain said before the Lord, More heavy is my rebellion than can be borne (away). Yet is there power before Thee to forgive it.

 

הָא טָרַדְתָּא יָתִי יוֹמָא דֵין מֵעַל אַנְפֵּי אַרְעָא מִן קָדָמָךְ הַאֶפְשַׁר דְאִיטְמַר וְאִין אֶהִי מְטַלְטֵל וְגָלִי בְּאַרְעָא כָּל זַכְיַי דְיִשְׁכְּחִנַנִי יִקְטְלִינַנִי

14 Behold, Thou hast cast me forth today from the face of the earth, and from before Thee is it possible to be hidden? And because I am a wanderer and an exile in the earth, any just one who findeth me will kill me.

 

וַאֲמַר לֵיהּ יְיָ הָא בְּכֵן כָּל דְקָטִיל קַיִן לְשִׁבְעָא דָרִין יִתְפְּרַע מִנֵיהּ וְרָשַׁם יְיָ עַל אַפֵּי דְקַיִן אָתָא מִן שְׁמָא רַבָּא וְיַקִירָא בְּגִין דְלָא לְמִקְטוֹל יָתֵיהּ כָּל דְיִשְׁכְּחוּנֵיהּ בְּאִסְתַּכְּלוּתֵיהּ בֵּיהּ

15 And the Lord said to him, Behold now, any one who killeth Kain, unto seven generations vengeance shall be taken of him. And the Lord sealed upon the face of Kain the mark of the Name great and honourable, that any one who might find him should not kill him when he saw it upon him.

 

וּנְפַק קַיִן מִן קֳדָם יְיָ וִיתֵיב בְּאַרְעָא טִלְטוֹל גָלוּתֵיהּ דַהֲוַת עֲבִידָא עֲלוֹהִי מִלְקַדְמִין בְּגִינוּנִיתָא דְעֵדֶן

16 And Kain went out from before the Lord, and dwelt in the land of the wandering of his exile, which had been made for him from before, as the garden of Eden.

 

וִידַע קַיִן יַת אִנְתְּתֵיהּ וְאַעֲדִיאַת וִילֵדַת יַת חֲנוֹךְ וַהֲוָה בָּנֵי קַרְתָּא וּקְרָא שׁוּם קַרְתָּא כְּשׁוּם בְּרֵיהּ חֲנוֹךְ

17 And Kain knew his wife, and she conceived and bare Hanok; and he builded a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Hanok.

 

וְאִיתְיְלִיד לַחֲנוֹךְ יַת עִירָד וְעִירָד אוֹלִיד יַת מְחוּיָאֵל וּמְחִיָיאֵל אוֹלִיד יַת מְתוּשָׁאֵל וּמְתוּשָׁאֵל אוֹלִיד יַת לָמֶךְ

18 And there was born unto Hanok Irad, and Irad begat Mechujael, and Mechujael begat Methushael, and Methushael begat Lemek.

 

וּנְסֵיב לֵיהּ לֶמֶךְ תַּרְתֵּין נְשִׁין שׁוּם חֲדָא עָדָה וְשׁוּם תִּנְיֵתָא צִלָה

19 And Lemek took to him two wives; the name of the first, Ada, and the name of the second, Zillah.

 

וִילֵידַת עָדָה יַת יָבָל הוּא הֲוָה רַב בְּהוֹן דְכָל יַתְבֵי מַשְׁכְּנִין וּמָארֵי בְּעִיר

20 And Ada bare Javal; he was the chief (rab) of all those who dwell in tents, and are masters of cattle.

 

וְשׁוּם אַחוֹהִי יוּבָל הוּא הֲוָה רַב בְּהוֹן דְכָל דִמְמַנִין לְזִמְרָא בְּכִנוֹרָא וַאֲבוּבָא

21 And the name of his brother (was) Juval: he was chief (rab) of all those who take part in song with the lyre and the pipe.

 

וְצִלָה אַף הִיא יְלֵידַת יַת תּוּבָל קַיִן רַב לְכָל אוּמַן דִידַע בַּעֲבִידַת נְחָשָׁא וּפַרְזְלָא וְאַחְתֵיהּ דְתוּבַל קַיִן נַעֲמָה הִיא הֲוַת מָרַת קִינִין וְזִמְרִין

22 And Zillah bare also Tuvalkain, the chief (rab) of all artificers who know the workmanship of brass and iron. And the sister of Tuvalkain was Naama; she was mistress of elegies and songs.

 

וַאֲמַר לֶמֶךְ לִנְשׁוֹי עָדָה וְצִלָה קַבִּילִין קוֹלִי נְשִׁי לֶמֶךְ אַצִיתַן לְמֵימְרִי אֲרוּם לָא גַבְרָא קְטָלִית דְנִתְקַטִלָא תְּחוֹתוֹהִי אוּף לָא עוּלֵימָא חֲבִילִית דִבְגִינֵיהּ יְהוֹבְדוּן זַרְעִי

23 And Lemek said to his wives Ada and Zillah, Hear my voice, wives of Lemek, hearken to my words: for I have not killed a man, that I should be slain for him; neither have I destroyed a young man, on whose account my children should perish.

 

אֲרוּם קַיִן דְחַב וְתַב בִּתְיוּבְתָּא עַד שׁוּבְעָא דָרִין אִתְלִיוּ לֵיהּ וְלֶמֶךְ בַּר בְּרֵיהּ דְלָא חַב דִינָא הוּא דְיִתְלֵי לֵיהּ עַד שׁוּבְעִין וְשַׁבְעָא

24 For Kain who sinned and was converted by repentance (had protection) unto seven generations extended to him: and to Lemek, the son of his son, who hath not sinned, it is just that it shall be extended unto seventy and seven.

 

וִידַע אָדָם תּוּב יַת אִנְתְּתֵיהּ לְסוֹף מְאָה וּתְלָתִין שְׁנִין דְאִתְקְטֵיל הֶבֶל וִילֵידַת בַּר וּקְרַת יַת שְׁמֵיהּ שֵׁת אֲרוּם אֲמַרַת יְהַב לִי יְיָ בַּר אוֹחֲרָן חֲלַף הֶבֶל דְקַטְלֵיהּ קַיִן

25 And Adam knew his wife again, at the end of a hundred and thirty years after Habel had been slain; and she bare a son, and called his name Sheth; for she said, The Lord hath given me another son instead of Habel whom Kain slew.

 

וּלְשֵׁת אַף הוּא אִתְיִלֵיד בַּר וּקְרָא יַת שְׁמֵיהּ אֱנוֹשׁ הוּא דָרָא דְמִיוֹמוֹהִי שְׁרִיאוּ לְמִטְעֵי וַעֲבָדוּ לְהוֹן טַעֲוָון וּמְכַנִין לְטַעֲוַותְהוֹן בְּשׁוּם מֵימְרָא דַיְיָ

26 And to Sheth also was born a son, and he called his name Enosh. That was the generation in whose days they began to err, and to make themselves idols, and surnamed their idols by the name of the Word of the Lord.

 

Chapter 5ה׳

 

דֵין סֵפֶר יֵיחוּס תּוֹלְדַת אָדָם בְּיוֹמָא דִבְּרָא יְיָ אָדָם בִּדְיוּקְנָא דַיְיָ עֲבִידְתֵּיהּ

1 This is the book of the genealogy of Man. In the day that the Lord created man, in the likeness of the Lord He made him.

 

דְכַר וְנוּקְבָא בְּרָאנוּן וּבְרִיךְ יַתְהוֹן בְּשׁוּם מֵימְרֵיהּ וּקְרָא יַת שׁוּמְהוֹן אָדָם בְּיוֹמָא דְאִיתְבְּרִיאוּ

2 Male and female He created them, and blessed them in the name of His Word; and He called their name Man in the day they were created.

 

וַחֲיָא אָדָם מְאָה וּתְלָתִין שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד יַת שֵׁת דְדָמֵי לְאִקוּנֵיהּ וְלִדְמוּתֵיהּ אֲרוּם מִן קַדְמַת דְנָא אוֹלֵידַת חַוָה יַת קַיִן דְלָא דָמֵי לֵיהּ וְהֶבֶל אִתְקְטֵיל עַל יְדוֹי וְקַיִן אִטְרַד וְלָא אִתְיַיחְסוּ זַרְעִיתֵיהּ בְּסֵפֶר יֵיחוּס אָדָם וּבָתַר כֵּן אוֹלִיד יַת דְדָמֵי לֵיהּ וּקְרָא יַת שְׁמֵיהּ שֵׁת

3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat Sheth, who had the likeness of his image and of his similitude: for before had Hava born Kain, who was not like to him; and Habel was killed by his hand. And Kain was cast out; neither is his seed genealogized in the book of the genealogy of Adam. But afterwards there was born one like him, and he called his name Sheth.

 

וַהֲווֹ יוֹמֵי אָדָם בָּתַר דְאוֹלִיד יַת שֵׁת תַּמְנֵי מְאָה שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בְּנִין וּבְנָן

4 And the days of Adam after he begat Sheth were eight hundred years, and he begat sons and daughters.

 

וַהֲווֹ כָּל יוֹמֵי שֵׁת תְּשַׁע מְאָה וְתַרְתֵּי סְרֵי שְׁנִין וּמִית

5 And all the days of Sheth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.

 

וַחֲיָא אֱנוֹשׁ תִּשְׁעִין שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד יַת קֵינָן

6 And Enosh lived ninety years, and begat Kenan.

 

וַחֲיָא אֱנוֹשׁ בָּתַר דְאוֹלִיד יַת קֵינָן תַּמְנֵי מְאָה וַחֲמֵיסַר שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בְּנִין וּבְנָן

7 And Enosh lived after he had begotten Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

וַהֲווֹ כָּל יוֹמֵי אֱנוֹשׁ תְּשַׁע מְאָה וַחַמֵש שְׁנִין וּמִית

8 And all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.

 

וַחֲיָא קֵינָן שׁוּבְעִין שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד יַת מַהֲלַלְאֵל

9 And Kenan lived seventy years and begat Mahalalel.

 

וַחֲיָא קֵינָן בָּתַר דְאוֹלִיד יַת מַהֲלַלְאֵל תְּמָנֵי מְאָה וְאַרְבְּעִין שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בְּנִין וּבְנָן

10 And Kenan lived after he had begotten Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

וַהֲווֹ כָּל יוֹמֵי קֵינָן תְּשַׁע מְאָה וְעֶשֶר שְׁנִין וּמִית

11 And all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.

 

וַחֲיָא מַהֲלַלְאֵל שִׁתִּין וַחֲמֵשׁ שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד יַת יֶרֶד

12 And Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and begat Jared.

 

וַחֲיָא מַהֲלַלְאֵל בָּתַר דְאוֹלִיד יַת יֶרֶד תְּמָנֵי מְאָה וּתְלָתִין שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בְּנִין וּבְנָן

13 And Mahalalel lived after he had begotten Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

וַהֲווֹ כָּל יוֹמֵי מַהֲלַלְאֵל תְּמָנֵי מְאָה וְתִשְׁעִין וַחֲמֵשׁ שְׁנִין וּמִית

14 And all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.

 

וְחַיָא יֶרֶד מְאָה וְשִׁיתִּין וְתַרְתֵּין שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד יַת חֲנוֹךְ

15 And Jared lived a hundred and sixty-two years, and begat Hanok.

 

וַחֲיָא יֶרֶד בָּתַר דְאוֹלִיד יַת חֲנוֹךְ תְּמָנֵי מְאָה שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בְּנִין וּבְנָן

16 And Jared lived after he had begotten Hanok eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

וַהֲווֹ כָּל יוֹמֵי יֶרֶד תְּשַׁע מְאָה וְשִׁיתִּין וְתַרְתֵּין שְׁנִין וּמִית

17 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.

 

וַחֲיָא חֲנוֹךְ שִׁיתִּין וַחֲמֵשׁ שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד יַת מְתוּשָׁלַח

18 And Hanok lived sixty-five years, and begat Methushelach.

 

וּפְלַח חֲנוֹךְ בִּקְשׁוֹט קֳדָם יְיָ בָּתַר דְאוֹלִיד יַת מְתוּשֶׁלַח תְּלַת מְאָה שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בְּנִין וּבְנָן

19 And Hanok worshipped in truth before the Lord after he had begotten Methushelach three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

וַהֲווֹ כָּל יוֹמֵי חֲנוֹךְ עִם דַיְירֵי אַרְעָא תְּלַת מְאָה וְשִׁיתִּין וַחֲמֵשׁ שְׁנִין

20 And all the days of Hanok with the sojourners of the earth were three hundred and sixty-five years.

 

וּפְלַח חֲנוֹךְ בְּקוּשְׁטָא קֳדָם יְיָ וְהָא לֵיתוֹהִי עִם דַיְירֵי אַרְעָא אֲרוּם אִתְנְגִיד וְסַלִיק לִרְקִיעָא בְּמֵימַר קָדָם יְיָ וּקְרָא שְׁמֵיהּ מִיטַטְרוֹן סַפְרָא רַבָּא

21 And Hanok served in the truth before the Lord; and, behold, he was not with the sojourners of the earth; for he was withdrawn, and he ascended to the firmament by the Word before the Lord, and his name was called Metatron the Great Saphra.

 

וַחֲיָא מְתוּשֶׁלַח מְאָה וּתְמָנִין וּשְׁבַע שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד יַת לָמֶךְ

22 And Methushelach lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begat Lemek.

 

וַחֲיָא מְתוּשֶׁלַח בָּתַר דְאוֹלִיד יַת לֶמֶךְ שְׁבַע מְאָה וּתְמָנִין וְתַרְתֵּין שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בְּנִין וּבְנָן

23 And Methushelach lived after he had begotten Lemek seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

וַהֲווֹ כָּל יוֹמֵי מְתוּשֶׁלַח תְּשַׁע מְאָה וְשִׁיתִּין וּתְשַׁע שְׁנִין וּמִית

24 And all the days of Methushelach were nine hundred and sixty and nine years; and he died.

 

וַחֲיָא לֶמֶךְ מְאָה וּתְמָנִין וְתַרְתֵּין שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בָּר

25 And Lemek lived a hundred and eighty-two years, and begat a son;

 

וּקְרָא יַת שְׁמֵיהּ נחַ לְמֵימָר דֵין יְנַחֲמִינָנָא מִפּוּלְחָנָא דְלָא מַצְלְחָא וּמִלֵיעוֹת יְדָנָא מִן אַרְעָא דִלִטָא יְיָ בְּגִין חוֹבֵי בְּנֵי אֱנָשָׁא

26 and he called his name Noah, (Consolation,) saying, This shall console us for our works that are not prosperous, and for the labour of our hands with the earth which the Lord hath cursed on account of the guilt of the sons of men.

 

וַחֲיָא לֶמֶךְ בָּתַר דְאוֹלִיד יַת נחַ חֲמֵשׁ מְאָה וְתִשְׁעִין וַחֲמֵשׁ שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד בְּנִין וּבְנָן

27 And Lemek lived after he had begotten Noah five hundred and ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters.

 

וַהֲווֹ כָּל יוֹמֵי לֶמֶךְ שְׁבַע מְאָה וְשַׁבְעִין וּשְׁבַע שְׁנִין וּמִית

28 And all the days of Lemek were seven hundred and seventy and seven years; and he died.

 

וַהֲוָה נחַ בַּר חֲמֵשׁ מְאָה שְׁנִין וְאוֹלִיד נחַ יַת שֵׁם וְיַת חָם וְיַת יָפֶת

29 And Noah was the son of five hundred years, and Noah begat Shem, Cham, and Japhet.

 

Chapter 6ו׳

 

וַהֲוָה אֲרֵי שְׁרִיאוּ בְּנֵי נְשָׁא לְמִסְגֵי עַל אַנְפֵּי אַרְעָא וּבְנָתָא שַׁפִּירְתָּא אִיתְיְלִידוּ לְהוֹן

1 And it was when the sons of men began to multiply upon the face of the earth, and fair daughters were born to them;

 

וְחָמוֹן בְּנֵי רַבְרְבַיָא יַת בְּנַת אֱנָשָׁא אֲרוּם שַׁפִּירָן הִינוּן וְכַחֲלָן וּפַקְסָן וּמְהַלְכִין בְּגִילוּי בִּשְׁרָא וְהִרְהִירוּ לִזְנוּ וּנְסִיבוּ לְהוֹן נְשִׁין מִכָּל דְאִתְרְעִיוּ

2 and the sons of the great saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and painted, and curled, walking with revelation of the flesh, and with imaginations of wickedness; that they took them wives of all who pleased them.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ בְּמֵימְרֵיהּ לָא יִתְדְנוּן כָּל דָרַיָא בִּשַׁיָא דַעֲתִידִין לְמֵיקָם בְּסֵדֶר דַיָנַיָא דְדָרָא דְמַבּוּלָא לְמוֹבְדָא וּלְמִשְׁתֵּיצֵי מִגוֹ עַלְמָא הֲלָא יְהָבִית רוּחַ קָדְשִׁי בְּהוֹם מִן בִּגְלַל דִי יַעֲבְדוּן עוֹבָדִין טָבִין וְהָא אַבְאִישׁוּ עוֹבָדֵיהוֹן הָא יְהָבִית לְהוֹן אַרְכָּא מְאָה וְעַשְרִין שְׁנִין מִן בִּגְלַל דְיַעֲבְדוּן תְּתוּבָא וְלָא עָבָדוּ

3 And the Lord said by His Word, All the generations of the wicked which are to arise shall not be purged after the order of the judgments of the generation of the deluge, which shall be destroyed and exterminated from the midst of the world. Have I not imparted My Holy Spirit to them, (or, placed My Holy Spirit in them,) that they may work good works? And, behold, their works are wicked. Behold, I will give them a prolongment of a hundred and twenty years, that they may work repentance, and not perish.

 

שַׁמְחַזָאֵי וְעוּזִיאֵל הִינוּן נְפִילִין מִן שְׁמַיָא וַהֲווֹ בְּאַרְעָא בְּיוֹמַיָא הָאִינוּן וְאוּף בָּתַר כֵּן דַעֲלוּן בְּנֵי רַבְרְבַיָא לְוַת בְּנַת אֱנָשָׁא וִילִידַן לְהוֹן וְהִינוּן מִתְקְרִין גַבְרִין דִמְעַלְמָא אִינְשֵׁי שְׁמָהָן

4 Schamchazai and Uzziel, who fell from heaven, were on the earth in those days; and also, after the sons of the Great had gone in with the daughters of men, they bare to them: and these are they who are called men who are of the world, men of names.

 

וַחֲמָא יְיָ אֲרוּם סְגִיאַת בִּישַׁת אֱנָשָׁא בְּאַרְעָא וְכָל יִצְרָא דִמְחַשְׁבַת לִבֵּיהּ לְחוֹד בִּישׁ כָּל יוֹמָא

5 And the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and all the imagery of the thought of his heart was only evil every day.

 

וְתַב יְיָ בְּמֵימְרֵיהּ אֲרוּם עֲבַד יַת אֶנָשָׁא בְּאַרְעָא וְאֵידְיָין עֲלֵיהוֹן בְּמֵימְרֵיהּ

6 And it repented the Lord in His Word that He had made man upon the earth; and He passed judgment upon them by His Word.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ אַבְטִיל אֱנָשָׁא בְּמֵימְרִי דִבְרֵיתִי מֵעַל אַנְפֵּי אַרְעָא מֵאֱנָשָׁא עַד בְּעִירָא עַד רִיחֲשָׁא וְעַד עוֹפָא דִשְׁמַיָא אַרוּם תָּבִית בְּמֵימְרִי אֲרוּם עֲבַדְתִּינוּן

7 And the Lord said, I will abolish by My Word man, whom I have created upon the face of the earth, from man to cattle, to the reptile, and to the fowl of the heavens; because I have repented in My Word that I have made them.

 

וְנח דַהֲוָה צַדִיק אַשְׁכַּח חִינָא קֳדָם יְיָ

8 But Noah, who was righteous, found favour before the Lord.

 

אלה תּוֹלְדוֹת נח אִלֵין יְחוּסִין דִגְנִיסַת נחַ נחַ הֲוָה גְבַר זַכְּאַי שְׁלִים בְּעוֹבְדִין טָבִין הֲוָה בְּדָרוֹהִי בְּדַחַלְתָּא דַיְיָ הֲלִיךְ נחַ

9 These are the genealogies of the race of Noah. Noah was a just man, complete in good works in his generation, (and) in the fear of the Lord walked Noah.

 

וְאוֹלִיד נחַ תְּלָתָא בְּנִין יַת שֵׁם יַת חָם וְיַת יָפֶת

10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Cham, and Japheth.

 

וְאִתְחַבָּלַת אַרְעָא בְּגִין דַיְירָהָא דְסָטוּ מִן אָרְחָן דְתַקְנָן קֳדָם יְיָ וְאִיתְמְלִיאַת אַרְעָא חֲטוּפִין

11 And the earth was corrupted through the inhabitants thereof, who had declined from the ways of righteousness before the Lord; and the earth was filled with rapine.

 

וַחֲמָא יְיָ יַת אַרְעָא וְהָא אִתְחַבָּלַת אֲרוּם חַבִּילוּ כָּל בִּשְרָא כָּל חַד וְחַד יַת אוֹרְחֵיהּ עַל אַרְעָא

12 And the Lord beheld the earth; and, lo, it was corrupt; for all flesh had every one corrupted his way upon the earth.

 

וַאֲמַר יְיָ לְנחַ סוֹפָא דְכָל בִּשְרָא מָטָא מִן קֳדָמַי אֲרוּם אִתְמְלִיאַת אַרְעָא חֲטוּפִין מִן עוֹבְדֵיהוֹן בִּישַׁיָא וְהָא אֲנָא מְחַבֵּלְהוֹן עִם אַרְעָא

13 And the Lord said to Noah, The end of all flesh cometh before Me, because the earth is filled with rapine by their evil works; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

 

עִיבַד לָךְ תֵיבוֹתָא דְקִיסִין קַדְרוּנִין מְאָה וְחַמְשִׁין קוֹלִין תַּעֲבֵיד לְתֵיבוּתָא בִּשְמָאלָהּ וּתְלָתִין וְשִׁית בְּפוּתְיָהּ וַעֲשָרָה בָּתִּין בִּמְצִיעָא לְאַצְנְעָא בְּהוֹן מְזוֹנָא וַחֲמֵשׁ אַפוּטְנִיוּתָא בִּימִינָא וַחֲמֵשׁ בִּשְמָאלָהּ וְתֵשׁוּעַ יָתָהּ מִן גֵיו וּמִבָּרָא בְּחֵימְרָא

14 Make thee an ark of the wood of cedars; a hundred and fifty cells shalt thou make to the ark in its left side, and thirty and six in its breadth; and ten cabins in the midst, to lay up in them provision; and five repositories on the right, and five on the left; and thou shalt protect it within and without a pitch.

 

אִיזֵל לְפִישׁוֹן וְסַב מִתַּמָן יוֹהֲרָא וְתִשְׁוִנֵיהּ בְּתֵיבוּתָא לְאַנְהָרָא לְכוֹן וּלְגַרְמִידָא תְשֵׁצִינֵיהּ מִלְעֵיל וְתַרְעָא דְתֵיבוּתָא בְּצִטְרָא תְשַׁוֵי מְדוֹרִין תַּתָּאִין תִּנְיָנִין וּתְלִיתָאִין תַּעַבְדִינֵהּ

15 Go thou unto Phison, and take from thence a precious stone, and fix it in the ark to illuminate you: with the measure of a cubit (or span) shalt thou complete it above. And a door shalt thou set in the side of the ark; and with dwelling-places, inferior, second, and third, shalt thou make it.

 

וַאֲנָא הָאֲנָא מַיְתֵי יַת טוּבְעָנָא מַיָא עַל אַרְעָא לְמִכְלָא כָּל בִּשְרָא דְבֵיהּ רוּחָא דְחַיֵי מִן תְּחוֹת שְׁמַיָא כָּל דִבְאַרְעָא יִתְנְגַד

16 And I, behold, I bring a flood of waters upon the earth to swallow up all flesh which hath in it the spirit of life from under the heavens: whatever is upon the earth shall be swept away.

 

וְאָקִים יַת קְיָימִי עִמָךְ וְתֵיעוֹל לְתֵיבוּתָא אַנְתְּ וּבְנָךְ וְאִנְתְּתָךְ וּנְשֵׁי בְנָךְ עִמָּךְ

17 But I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt go into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons with thee.

 

וּמִן כָּל דְחַי מִכָּל בִּשְרָא תְּרֵין מִכּוֹלָא תֵּיעוּל לְתֵיבוּתָא לְקַיְימָא עִמָךְ דְכַר וְנוּקְבָא יְהוֹן

18 And of all that liveth of all flesh, two of every (kind) shall go into the ark, to be preserved alive with thee: male and female shall they be.

 

מֵעוֹפָא לִזְנֵיהּ וּמִבְּעִירָה לִזְנֵיהּ וּמִכָּל רִיחֲשָׁא דְאַרְעָא לִזְנֵיהּ תְּרֵין מִכּוֹלָא יַעֲלוּן לְוָותָךְ עַל יַד מַלְאָכָא דְאָחַד וּמֵיעַל יַתְהוֹן לָךְ לְקַיְימָא

19 Of the fowl after its kind, and of all cattle after its kind, and of every reptile of the earth after its kind, two of every (sort) shall enter to thee by the hand of the angel, who will take and cause them to enter to thee, to be preserved.

 

וְאַתְּ סַב לָךְ מִכָּל מֵיכַל דְמִיתְאָכִיל וִיהֵי לָךְ וּלְהוֹן לְמֵיכָל

20 And thou, take to thee of all food that is eaten, and let it be to thee and to them for food.

 

וַעֲבַד נחַ כְּכָל דְפַקְדֵיהּ יְיָ

21 And Noah did according to all that the Lord had instructed him.

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