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4. The Kings of the land confederated,

And the Rulers were assembled together,

Against The Lord and against his MESSIAH : 3. Let us break their bands afunder,

And cast away their yoke from Us.4. He that fitteth in the Heavens shall smile,

And THE REGENT shall deride them; 5. Then shall he speak to them in his wrath,

And terrify them in his anger : 6. “ Nevertheless, I was ordained King,

On Sion my holy Mount : 7. I will declare God's decree:

The LORD said unto Me “ THOU ART MY Son,

THIS DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE : 8. Ask of Me, and I will gire Thee,

The Gentiles for thine inheritance,

And the ends of the Earth, thy podelion ; 9. Thou shalt rule them with an iron fceptre,

And crush them like a potter's refjel." 10. Ponder now therefore, Oye King's,

Be instructed, ye Judges of the Earth! 11. Serve THE SUPREME LORD with fear,

And rejoice in Him with trembling :
12. Kiss The Son [also] left he be angry ;

And [fo] ye perish from the way of life],
If his wrath be kindled even a little :
Blesed are all that trust in Him.

(To be continued.)

INSPECTOR.

THE TARGUMIM OR CHALDEE PARAPHRASES,
Of Onkelos, of JONATHAN Ben Uzziel, (falsely so called) and of

JERUSALEM,
ON THE LAW OF Moses.

Ceness, Chap. 3. v. 1.
Onkelos.

AN ND the serpent was cunning above every beast of the

field, which the Lord God had made : and he said unto the woman : Is it of a truth that the Lord hath said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden ?

Pseudo-Jonathan. Now the serpent was wise unto evil above every beast of the field, which the Lord God had made: and he said to the woman : Is it true that the Lord God hath said, Ye Thall not eat of every tree of the garden?

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0. And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the* fruit of the trees of the garden, we may eat.

P. J. And the woman said to the serpent, Of the rest of the* fruit of the trees of the garden, we have power to cat.

0. But of the fruit of that tree, which is in the midst of the garden,

3.

Fruits of the tree,

the Lord hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye come near unto it, left peradventure ye die.

P. J. But of the fruit of that tree, which is in the midst of the garden, the Lord hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither thall ye come nigh it, left ye die.

4. 0. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not * furely die. P. J. In that hour the serpent faid, flandering his Creator : and he faid unto the woman, Ye Thall not * 1urely die; but every workman hateth the child of his workmanship.

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it, ye

0. For it is revealed before the Lord, that in the day that

ye

shall eat of it, your eyes thall be opened : and ye ihall be as princes, wise to diftinguish between good and evil. P. J. For it is manifest before the Lord, that in the day ye shall eat of

Thall be as mighty angels, who are wile to know between good and evil.

6. 0. And the woman saw that the tree was good for food; and that it was health to the eyes, and a tree to be desired as one by which knowledge was attained : and the took of its fruit, and she did eat, and flie gave also to her husband with herself, and he did eat.

P. J. And the woman saw Samael the angel of death, and she was afraid : and she knew that the tree was good for food ; and that it was salutary to the light of the eyes, and a tree to be desired for the acquisition of knowledge thereby : and she took of its fruit, and did eat, and fhe gave also to her husband with her, and he did eat.

7. 0. And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; then they fewed together for themselves fig-leaves, and made for themselves girdles.

P. J. And the eyes of them both were enlightened, and they knew that they were naked; for they were stripped of thet purple clothing, in which they had been created ; and when they looked upon their parts of thame, they fewed together for themselves the leaves of fig-trees, and made unto themselves girdles. J. And they made to themselves robes.

8. 0. And they heard the voice of the word of the Lord God, walking in the garden in the eve of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God, in the midst of a tree of the garden.

P. J. And they heard the voice of the word of the Lord God, walking in the garden in the decline of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God, in the midst of the trees of the garden.

J. Walking in the garden in the strength of the day.

* Dying.

† The original has woas Nav Vestis onychina. It may relate either to the color or the aromatic fragrance of their clothing.

| Rest or repole.
Vol. III. Churchm. Mag. July, 1802.

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9. 0. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

P. J. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him: Is not the whole world which I have created open before me, the darkness as the light ? and how couldest thou think in thy heart to lie hid from me? do not I see the place in which thou art hidden? and where are those precepts which I injoined thee?

J. And the word of the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him: Behold, the world which I have created is laid open before me: darkness and light are open before me, and how didst thou expect the place, in the midst of which thou art, not to be discovered before me? where is the commandment which I injoined thee?

10. 0. And he said : I heard in the garden the voice of thy word, and I was afraid, because I am naked, and I hid myself.

P. J. And he said: I heard the voice of thy word in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and had * transgretled the commandments which thou injoinedst me, and I hid mytelf through shame.

11. 0. And he said: Who made known to thee that thou art naked ? hast thou eaten of that tree whereof I commanded thee not to eat thereof?

P. J. And he said : Who told thee that thou wasi naked ? peradventure thou haft eaten of the fruit of that tree of which I injoined thee not to eat thereof.

12. 0. And Adam said : The woman, whom thou gavest to be with me, The gave to me of the tree, and I did eat.

P. J. Aud Adam faid: The woman, whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the fruit of the tree, and I did eat.

13. 0. And the Lord God said unto the woman : Why hast thou done this? And the woman answered: The terpent seduced me, and I did eat.

P. J. And the Lord God said unto the woman : Why haft thou done this? And the woman answered: The serpent beguiled me in his wifdom, and caused me to err in his wickednets, and I did eat.

14. 0. And the Lord God said unto the serpent: Because thou hast done this, curled art thou above all cattle, and above every beast of the field : upon thy belly thalt thou go, and dust íhalt thou eat all the days of thy life.

P. J. And the Lord God brought them three unto judgment: and be faid unto the serpent : Because thou hast done this, curied art thou above all cattle, and above every beast of the field : upon thy belly lhalt thou go, and thy feet fhall be shortened, and thou shalt cast thiy ikin once in seven years, and deadly poison shall be in thy mouth, and dust thalt thou eat all the days of thy life.

15. 0. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between * Made to pass from me.

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thy fon and her son. He shall remember against thee what thou hast done to him from the beginning, and thou shalt be observant of him unto the end.

P. J. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between the feed of thy fon and the seed of her sons. And it thall be when the sons of the woman shall keep the precepts of the law, they shall prepare to smite thee on thy head : but when they thall forsake the precepts of the law, then thou shalt be in readincts to bite them on their heel. Yet they thall have a remedy, but thou thalt have no remedy : for they shall apply a medicine to their heel, in the days of King Messiah.

j. And it shall be when the sons of the woman shall attend to the law and perform the precepts thereof, they thall prepare to wound thee on thy head and shall kill thee: but when the sons of the woman thall forsake the commandments of the law, and shall not perform the precepts thereof, thou shalt be in readiness and thalt bite then upon their heel, and fhalt afflict them with fickness. Nevertheless, there shall be a remedy for the sons of the woman; but for thee, O Serpent, there shall not be a remedy : for they fall provide a medicine for one another in the heel, in the end of the heel of days, in the days of King Mefliah.

0. Unto the woman he said: I will * heavily multiply thy sorrow and thy conception : in sorrow thalt thou bear children: and towards thy husband shall be thy desire, and he shall rule over thee.

P.I. To the woman he said : I will * surely multiply thy affliction by the blood of + virginity and thy conception : in forrow thalt thou bring forth children: and towards thy husband shall be thy desire : and he shall be ruler over thee both for purification and for fin,

17. O. And unto Adam, he said: Because that thou hast hearkened unto the word of thy wife, and haft eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground on thy account : with toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.

P.J. And unto Adam, he said: Because thou halt hearkened to the word of thy wife, and haft eaten of the fruit of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the earth in that it did not point out to thee thy fault: with toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.

0. Thorns also and thistles shall it cause to spring up unto thee ; and thou shall eat the herb of the field.

P.J. Thorns also and thistles shall it cause to spring up and bear on thy account; and thou shalt eat the grass which is on the face of the field. Adam answered and said, I beseech thee by the mercies that proceed from before thee, O Lord ! that we be not reckoned as the cattle, that we hould eat the grass which is on the face of the field, let us arise now, and let us toil with the labor of our hands; and let us eat food of the food of the earth ; and thus let there be now a distinction in thy fight between the fons of men and the sons of cattle.

J. Thorns also and thistles it shall multiply unto thee ; and thou shalt eat the grass which is upon the face of the field. Adam answered and * Multiplying

virginities.

18.

said,

said, I beseech theė, by the mercies that proceed from before thee, O Lord, let us not be elieemed before thee as the beasts, that we should eat the grass which is on the face of the field : let us arise now, and let us toil with the labors of our hands, and let us eat for food of the fruits of the earth ; and in this manner let there be a distinction before thee between the sons of men and between the beasts.

19. 0. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until that thou return unto the earth from whence thou wast created; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

P.J. By the toil of the palm of thy hand thou shalt eat food, until that thou return unto the dust from whence thou wast created; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return : for out of the dust thou art to be raised, to give judgment and account of every thing that thou hait done, in the day of the great judgment.

20. O. And Adam called the name of his wife Chavah, because she was the mother of all the sons of men.

P.J. And Adam called the name of his wife Chavah, because she was the mother of all the sons of men.

21. 0. And the Lord God made for Adam, and for his wife, clothes of glory upon the skin of their feth, and clothed them.

P.J. And the Lord God made unto Adam, and unto his wife, clothes of glory: of the skin of the serpent that he had cast from him: upon the skin of their fleth: in the stead of their beauty which they had put off from them; and he clothed them.

22. 0. And the Lord God said: Behold, man is alone in his world, able to know good and evil ; and now that he may not put forth bis hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.

P.J. And the Lord God said to the angels who ministered before him : Behold, the man is alone in the earth, even as I am alone in the lofty heavens : and it ihall come to pass, that there shall arise from him those who well know how to distinguish between good and evil : if he had kept the conimandments I enjoined him, he would have lived and have been established as the tree of life for ever. But now, because he hath not observed what I commanded him, let us make a decree against him, and let us cast him out of the garden of Eden, before that he stretch forih his hand, and take of the fruit of the tree of life; since, behold, if he eat of it, he Thall live and be established for ever.

I. And the word of the Lord God, said : Behold, Adam, whom I have created, is alone in my world, even as I am alone in the high heavens. Many nations will arise out of him : out of him will arite a nation which knoweth how to distinguith between good and evil. Now therefore it is good that he should be cast out from the garden of Eden, before he also thall ftretch forth his hand, and shall take also of the fruit of the tree of life, and shall eat and live for ever.

29. 0. Therefore the Lord God sent him from the garden of Eden to till the earth from whence he had been created. P.J. Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden;

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