The Testament of Levi

The Testament of Levi

Chapter 1

1 The copy of the words of Levi, the things which he ordained unto his sons, according to all that

2 they should do, and what things should befall them until the day of judgement. He was sound in health when he called them to him; for it had been revealed to him that he should die. And when they were gathered together he said to them:

Chapter 2

1, 2 I, Levi, was born in Haran, and I came with my father to Shechem. And I was young, about

3 twenty years of age, when, with Simeon, I wrought vengeance on Hamor
for our sister Dinah. And when I was feeding the flocks in Abel Maul, the spirit of understanding of the Lord came upon me, and I saw all men corrupting their way, and that unrighteousness had built for itself walls, and lawlessness

4 sat upon towers. And I was grieving for the race of the sons of men, and I prayed to the

5 Lord that I might be saved. Then there fell upon me a sleep, and I beheld a high mountain, and

6 I was upon it. And behold the heavens were opened and an angel of God said to me, Levi enter