GZA - B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) Lyrics

The Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth [3X]

[Chorus: repeat 2X]
Life is a test many quest the universe
And through my research, I felt the joy and the hurt
The first shall be last, and the last shall be first
The basic instructions before leaving Earth

[Verse 1:]
Knowledge this wisdom, this goes back when I was twelve
I loved doing right, but I was trapped in hell
Had mad ideas, sad eyes and tears
Years of fears, but, yo, my foes couldn't bear
I searched for the truth since my youth
And went to church since birth, but it wasn't worth the loot
That I was payin', plus the prayin'
I didn't like staying cuz of busybodies and dizzy hotties
That the preacher had souped up with lies
Had me cooped up lookin' at loot, butt, and thighs
Durin' the service, he swallowed up the poor
And after they heard this, they wallowed on the floor
But I ignored and explored my history that was untold
And watched mysteries unfold
And dropped a jewel like Solomon but never followed men
Cause if you do your brain is more hollow than
Space oblivion, or the abyss
With no trace of trivia, left with the hiss
Does it pay to be deaf, dumb, and blind?
From a slave we was kept from the mind
And from the caves he crept from behind
And what he gave was the sect of the swine
When the Bible, it condemned the pig
I don't mean to pull your hems or flip your wigs
But we used to wear a turban, but now we're in the urban
No more wearing beanies and dress like a genie
No hocus-pocus cause I focus on the facts
And put it on the tracks and brought it through the wax
I speak on Jacob, it might take up some time
And too much knowledge, it might break up the ryhme
I did it anyway just to wake up the mind
Of those who kiss stones or prays on the carpet
Those who sit home or sell books by the market
Need to chill and get their mind revived
For years religion did nothing but divide
The basic instructions before leaving Earth


[Verse 2:]
I strolled through the books of Job to unfold
And open Bibles instead of hoping on revivals
Calling on His name and screaming hallelujah
When he hardly knew ya—that's how the devil's fooled ya
See, look into my eyes, brethren—that's the lies of a Reverend
Why should you die to go to heaven?
The Earth is already in space, the Bible I embrace
A difficult task I had to take
I studied till my eyes was swollen, and only arose when
I found out that we were the chosen
I deal with the truth, and build with the youth
And teach my son as he kneels on the stoop
Son, life is a pool of sin, corrupted with foolish men
And women with wicked minds who build picket signs
To legalize abortion, the evil eye distortion
I quiz Son with my wisdom
Before I converted, I was perverted, and knowledge was asserted
The study of wisdom, I perferred it
The understanding, it gave me mental freedom
I even learned Caucasians were really the Tribe of Edam
The white image, of Christ is really Cesare Borgia
And, uhh, the second son of Pope Alexander VI of Rome
And once the picture was shown
That's how the devils tricked my dome
I prophesied to save a man, but no one gave a damn
For my nation—the seed of Abraham
Blessed with the tongue of Hebrew
Now we're strung on needles, and some are plungin' evils
So study and be wise in these days of darkness
Peace to my nephew Marcus

The basic instructions before leaving Earth

[Chorus: repeat to fade]

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GZA B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) Comments
  1. Tony Momanyi

    "I speak on Jacob, it might take up some time" hiphop bro, I love it.

  2. Christopher Samuel

    The song is right people been mislead down wrong path people doing the devil's work for him it deaf dumb and blind the blind leading the blind I'm a child of God I'm doing God's work 💪 the first shall be last the last shall be first this world is pure evil and sick but good will have the final say it mean this it's about to end disease crime natural disasters poverty people eating bats snake if that's sick devil worshipping cult shit then I don't what is just keep away from me

  3. Santino -

    Rza in his prime.

  4. Warren Lordes

    Got the wisdom years ago. One of my favorite tracks off the whole CD Album. Amazing song!

  5. Mikayah Yahrushalaym

    All praises to the most high yah. Priest is a true Yahudi. Asian Americans on the rise. Quam yasharala!!! We,re not African. Sons of Abraham are Shemites not hamites (Sons of ham- Canaan, cush and so on). Abraham is from Asia. So why call yourself something your not. Research fam. Hosea 4.6 All day shalom. One.


    Are you christian?

  6. Sean A

    2020 now and I remember walking to middle school listening to this in my Walkman with my starter jacket on, classic material, great song and awesome that GZA let Killah get a whole song of his own on an EPIC album,

  7. Koo Mbee

    dark lethal injector record... Greatest album ever made. 2020 still nuthin coming close.

  8. Christopher Samuel

    This song is truth it's descbring what's happening the devil is on Earth on right now it describes it in the Bibleevery year it worst and worst with all these all like the tornado in australlia with fire inside of it I never saw fire inside of tornado that let you know right there we're in relevations every in relevations with earthquake hurricanes crime thats god telling humans he's coming back the earth end this evil shit this world is about end so you gotta right with God I'm saying tit scare nobody but it's true

  9. Jalokim M

    My primary school, prawdziwy sztajgens! :D

  10. Jovan Pakal ‎זבולן

    Biblical Music its HipHopAcrypha.

  11. themarvelous1

    0% Drugs
    0% Guns
    0% Big fatty booty bitches twerking

    100% Truth

  12. MrStevietRI

    Talk about a f****** outro to an album... Not only has Wu-Tang encompassed all of the genius and relevance and social awareness of Hip Hop, but Killah Priest put it all down right then. Respect. I've Loved this s*** since I was 15 years old.

  13. Assface

    Kids give shitty mumble rap that's supposed to be gangster rap and I give them Killah Priest.

  14. Tober

    These lyrics are extremely fascinating. Killah Priest strikes a remarkable nerve here.

  15. baby Jesus

    Is that the Masonic checkerboard on the cover

  16. SlavPlaysGames

    REPENT AND TURN FROM SIN BELIEVE IN JESUS AND YOU WILL BE GRANTED ETERNAL LIFE ! Jesus paid our fine for sin and our fine was death ! Nothing negative about following or atleast trying to follow the 10 commandments the moral law given to us by God that everyone has written in their hearts because God made us in his image and gave us his righthousness and mercy and to know whats right and wrong ! GOD BLESS ALL !


    Where did evil come from? If everything God created was good how to lucifer get the urge to become evil


    I held this dvd like......a sacred text......no lie...

  18. Sonar Eskoh

    👐 *kill∆*#₱®|€$†!* 🎲💣🔥🚬💭🍻🔪💸💎👑🎤⭐

  19. Psalm 144:1 Romans 13

    Ecclesiastes 12:13 

     Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

    Exodus 20:1-17 

     And God spake all these words, saying,

    2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

    7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

    8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

    10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

    11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

    12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

    13 Thou shalt not kill.

    14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

    15 Thou shalt not steal.

    16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

    17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

  20. GrendaleEntertainment

    Bro you know we all need a visual for this elaborate concoction!

  21. Larry Stevenson

    Killah Priest!!!

  22. Yo Hahn

    Best Hip Hop album EVER dropped!!

  23. B34ST MODZ

    im only 16 but this song i just so deep, I wish today's rapper would take the time to learn from this track. all the knowledge and truth made me stronger. the world evolved the wrong way. hip hop need people to share their story and let everyone know we can still have beautifull jewel like this in 2020


    Right on brotha, sadly a lot of these new artists already have their “truth” like uzi, carti, young thug, sadly Kendrick now, all serve one master and it ain’t God. Broken world my man Issac newton predicted end would come between 2036-2060 and with the way things are going right now I don’t doubt it. I used to laugh at Jesus people and then I became one of them in my search for deep knowledge and truth. All love brotha Jesus is Lord and He’s coming back to fulfill the prophecies

  24. Stephen V. Tran

    Knowledge - know the ledge!

  25. Calvin Torrey

    HalleluYAH 👳🏿‍♂️👳🏿‍♂️✊🏿💪🏿. This Song is a book and the book is this song HalleluYAH

  26. Challah Smith

    Its water but they call it the milky way to trick us into worshiping a false god and have us crying over spilt milk like babys Muhammad mad and christ crys to the rain religions Adam is a dam that blocks us from the most high

  27. I love Hispy

    Escape religion we are all gods 👁️ peace kings and queens

    Josh Nippleton



    I love Hispy LIES!!!!

  28. GHOST FACE Killa_SD619

    This song goes hard

  29. Cheston Whetter

    What happened to rap..

  30. Daniel Ban Yashashakar

    "I even learned caucasions, were really, the tribe of EDOM" the only nation destined for destruction and extermination according to scriptures.

  31. Michael Hunter

    Peace To The Gods!!!!!

  32. desdan123698

    Great album and a dope track about the truth 🔥

  33. Deo BfL

    Knowledge knowledge

  34. Dee 718


  35. Fizza T

    I'm a White Guy and even though this song technically villifies us, this song fucking kicks ass.

  36. Tay Yasharal

    I see why he's a Genius. Yes I know he isn't on this but to put this on his album means he agrees with the message.



  38. Ramon Medina

    Yo this song .this is the best ok..

  39. Steve Berg

    Wu was on a different level just read the back of the album n how its portrayed like a bible verse in the form of an excerpt from the wu manuel ...genius

  40. CJ Henry

    Good job GZA lol

  41. TheNico2011nico

    I had a horrible nightmare

  42. TheNico2011nico

    love it

  43. matthew kranz

    pure poetry.


    movie 'Passion Of Christ' ? thank you, its rather B.I.B.L.E!

  45. A.J. Dunbar

    5% working to untangle and lead the Dharmic path. Thank Heaven for our Divine spark that refracts Universal Genius through Sages like the above.

  46. Drogas Coppin

    Killah Priest and Jeru the Damaja couldn't give a fuck about money and fame. These men are too real to succumb to such vanities as wealth or false honor.

  47. Duds #Wu-Tang

    I don’t read The Bible,
    I hear the B.I.B.L.E

  48. Biron James

    Man this track legendary

  49. Omega Bell

    This is one ov the best tunes every from the wu tang

  50. hackhampride


  51. BC _

    This classic helped keep my life in the right direction. Knowledge is wisdom!

    Syed Isamuddin

    BC _ wisdom is more deep thoughts, knowledge is more shallow and physical.

    If that makes any sense.

  52. Vernon Paige Jr.

    I was 14, now 40. After hearing this. I never prayed again.

  53. CapeCodMetal

    I've said it through the yrs and it bears repeating. This is is undoubtedly, absolutely, one of the best songs ever. Time is such a funny thing. I remember walking through the woods in the snow w/ my ole discman that I had as a teen w/ this album since its inception. This tune was a gem that is just unreal. Miss those days and some of my friends from then that have passed. Much love.

  54. Terrance Navinden

    love this joint so much

  55. Criscelo management

    I truly believe that some of Wu tangs songs were just soo advanced and beyond our time its insane

  56. Truth Seeker Hebrew Israelite Facts

    I heard of this but now listening to it through newly AWAKENED eyes. Love it!!! #HebrewIsraelites

  57. The fish From spongebob

    Just a message to all my fellow underground listeners.

    I love you all, thank you for being so positive in the domain of youtube. This knowledge is slowly getting me out of my life funk and i feel like im re born. The GZA is a legend in the sense of expanding your mind and knowledge.

    Congrats on finding the diamonds of hip hop, keep exploring💯🤞🏾

  58. Leeon

    Gave me chills

  59. oh.g

    Knowledge this wisdom...

  60. Melvin Tejera

    Killah Priest obliterated this song. So much science.

  61. D Still94

    25 jammin this mya generation won’t even understand

  62. Good User, MAAD Internet

    God bless Killah Priest for spittin this knowledge, this top 5 hip hop songs of all time. 4th disciple for producin it too. Used to listen to this since I was 12 now I’m 16

  63. soulinite

    Why are black hebrew isrealites always so angry?


    @Arlene Dougla If all you do is make yourself and your movement look like racist idiots with anger management issues then when good is the attention?

    Arlene Dougla

    soulinite once again, you haven’t done your research. Divine Prospect, Ronald Dalton, Hebrew Nation, and Kingdom Preppers are not angry nor racist. That’s just to name a few. But if you focus just on the loud minority, instead of the peaceful silent majority that’s what you will believe.


    @Arlene Dougla So there are some that are just delusional as oppose to delusional, racist and angry? Good to know. What do you get out of this weird little cult exactly?

    Marc JuHeard

    What makes them delusional?


    @Marc JuHeard The many delusions they believe in that cause them to behave so shamefully in public. What flavour of black Israelite are you? There are a few different branches with different crazy beliefs.

  64. Cook Pass Partridge

    Son, life is a pool of sin
    Corrupted with foolish men
    And women with wicked minds
    Who build picket signs
    To legalise abortion
    The evil eye distortion

  65. Chemical Spore

    Why would you listen to mumble rap when there is knowledge like this out there?

  66. dhlmike

    24 years ago I didn't understand the truth he was speaking.

  67. Theres a rainbow inside your mind

    Real rap yo real hip hop. Real talent 💙👏💯

  68. Rodolfo Delasancha

    Deep hit

  69. Rodolfo Delasancha

    2019 joint still stands the test of time...

  70. Kenshi LeNinjah

    216 people didn’t know the instructions

  71. Kenshi LeNinjah

    This is still my favorite on the dart-iicane

  72. Katembe MC

    So underrated...This album was tha best out of the WU members in my opinion! 👑

  73. g7thebeatmaker

    No gza on this track

  74. Drogas Coppin

    Killah Priest touches on fundamental human questions. J cole and Kendrick never did, they never touched real wisdom.

    Fizzy Pop

    J Cole and Kendrick are wack. Priest is amazing.

  75. Carlos Martel

    this nigga saywhite ppls be edom

  76. Joe Turner

    This song still brings tears to my eyes.


    I use to rewind the bible back in the g. Been woke since 96

  78. B Wheels

    “Through my research I felt the joy and the hurt”

  79. Laugh Now Cry Later

    Today's rappers will never understand my era, they only rap about money sex and drugs, it's no competition none

  80. Leon Robinson

    Shalom ACH

  81. Qyn Boswell

    This song literally changed my life

  82. Tony Caesar

    This song changed my life

  83. Dajon Murray

    4th disciple produced this classic #steubenville #mypops

  84. Divik Nigam

    Currently 19 y.o and listening to true wisdom in its realest form. Wu forever!

  85. Mauricio Smith

    Ephesians 6:12

  86. Joe Turner

    Best rap song EVER.

  87. Up top West

    I strolled through the books 📚 of job to unfold & open bibles instead of waiting
    on revivals.. don’t wait for church search for God On your own peace ☮️

  88. omar Rashad Yahudah

    This track definitely help me wake up we the people of the book just found out we the chosen

  89. Ben Judah

    The Most High Ahayah!

  90. Michael J. Delgado

    B.I.B.L.E. =
    "Believe It Before Losing Everything"...

  91. james mckay

    Respect KP taught me how to be strong in my mind. To walk without fear.

  92. Child of YAH

    A lot of truth in the song, ahead of its time! Respect GZA and KP! I know about the real children of Yashar'el and about Da'vinci's "Last Supper" Jesus depiction of Cesear Borgia now. Shalum.

  93. PabloCruise91

    I hope my upstairs neighbor likes this

  94. Mauricio Smith

    John 14:6

  95. Mar R

    Son the world is a pool full of sin!

  96. Mar R

    Most informative jam.. GZA by far the best of Hip Hop. Even in 2019!


    The first shall be last and the last shall be first. That's the prophecy of Jacob and esau... Genesis 25 and 2 Edsras

  98. Sit Still And Breathe

    best song ever.

  99. Adrian Mincey

    Easily the best hip hop song ever made