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28 Esau's wives.

GENESIS. Jacob deceiveth his father'. strove not : and he called the name of it go out to the field, and take me some Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD venison ; hath made room for us, and we shall be 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I fruitful in the land.

love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; 23 And he went up from thence to that my soul may bless thee before I die. Beer-sheba.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaacspake 24 And the LORD appeared unto him to Esau his son : and Esau went to the the same night, and said, I am the God field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I 6 | And Rebekah spake unto Jacob am with thee, and will bless thce, and son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father multiply thy seed for my servant Abra- speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, ham's sake.

7 Bring me venison, and make me sa25 And he builded an altar there, and voury meat, that I may eat, and bless called upon the name of the LORD, and thee before the Lord, before my death. pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my servants digged a well.

voice, according to that which I com, 26 1 Then Abimelech went to him from mand thee. Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me and Phichol the chief captain of his army. from thence two good kids of the goats;

27 And Isaac said unto them, Where- and I will make them savoury meat for fore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, thy father, such as he loveth : and have sent me away from you?

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, 28 And they said, We saw certainly that that he may eat, and that he may bless the Lord was with thee: and we said, thee before his death. Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mothbetwixt us and thee, and let us make a er, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy covenant with thee;

man, and I am a smooth man : 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we 12 My father peradventure will feel have not touched thee, and as we have me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver ; done unto thee nothing but good, and and I shall bring a curse upon me, and have sent thee away in peace : thou art not a blessing. now the blessed of the LORD.

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon 30 And he made them a feast, and they me be thy curse, my son; only obey my did eat and drink.

voice, and go fetch me them. 31 And they rose up betimes in the 14 And he went, and fetched, and morning, and sware one to another: and brought them to his mother : and his Isaac sent them away, and they departed | mother made savoury meat, such as his from him in peace.

father loved. 32 And it came to pass the same day, 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment that Isaac's servants came and told him of her eldest son Esau, which were with concerning the well which they had dig. her in the house, and put them upon Jaged, and said unto him, We have found cob her younger son: water.

16 And she put the skins of the kids of 33 And he called it Shebal: therefore the goats upon his hands, and upon the the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto | smooth of his neck: this day:

17 And she gave the savoury meat, and 34 And Esau was forty years old when the bread which she had prepared, into he took to wife Judith the daughter of the hand of her son Jacob. Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the 18 And he came unto his father, and daughter of Elon the Hittite:

said, My father: and he sail, Here am I; 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Who art thou, my son ? Isaac and to Rebekah.

19 And Jacob 'said unto his father, I CHAP. XXVII.

am Esau thy first-born; I have done ac1 Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Jacob cording as thou badest me: arise, I pray

instructed by Rebekah obtaineth the thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy blessing. 41 Esau threatening him, soul may bless me. 42 is prevented.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is A

ND it came to pass, that when Isaac | it that thou hast found it so quickly, my

was old, and his eyes were dim, so son? And he said, Because the LORD thy that he could not see, he called Esau his God brought it to me. eldest son, and said unto him, My son: 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come and he said unto him, Bebold, herë am I. near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee,

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, my son, whether thou be my very son I know not the day of my death:

Esau, or not. 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and l father; and he felt him, and said, The

Essu bringeth venison. CHAP. XXVIII. Isaac again blesseth Jacob. 29 voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are thou but one blessing, my father? bless the hands of Esau.

me, even me also, my father. And 23 And he discerned him not, because Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. his hands were hairy, as his brother 39 And Isaac his father answered, and Esau's hands : so he blessed him. said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall

24 And he said, Art thou my very son be the fatness of the earth, and of the Esau ? And he said, I am.

dew of heaven from above; 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and I will eat of my son's venison, that and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall mrsil may bless thee. And he brought come to pass when thou shalt have the i rrap to him, and he did eat: and he dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke urught him wine, and he drank.

from off thy neck. 36 And his father Isaac said unto him, 41 F And Esau hated Jacob, because of Come near now, and kiss me, my son. the blessing wherewith his father blessed

27 And he came near, and kissed him : him: and Esau said in his heart, The days and he smelled the smell of his raiment, of mourning for my father are at hand, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell then will I slay my brother Jacob. of my son is as the smell of a field which 42 And these words of Esau her elder the LORD hath blessed :

son were told to Rebekah: and she sent 29 Therefore God give thee of the dew and called Jacob her younger son, and of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, said unto him, Beholl, thy brother Esau, and plenty of coin and wine :

as touching thee, doth comfort himself, 29 Let people serve thee, and nations purposing to kill thee. bow down to thee ; be lord over thy 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow voice: and arise, tice thou to Laban my down to thee : cursed be every one that brother to Haran; culty th thee, and blessed be he that bless- 44. And tarry with hin a few days, uneth thee.

til thy brother's fury turn away; 30 9 And it came to pass, as soon as Isa- 45'Until thy brother's anger turn away ac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and from thee, and he forget that which thou Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the hast done to him: then I will send, and presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his fetch thee from thence. Why should I be brother came in from his hunting. deprived also of you both in one day?

31 And he aso had made savoury meat, 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am and brought it unto his father ; and said weary of my life, because of the daughunto his father, Let my father arise, and ters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the E! ftes sen's Tenison, that thy soul may daughters of Heth, such as these which are

of the daughters of the land, what good "}1.1.0 his father said unto him, shall my life do me? bir pay inai? And he said, I am thy

CHAP. XXVIII. son, thy first-born Esau.

1 Jacob is blessed, and sent to Padan33 And Isaac trembled very exceeding

12 His vision. 18 The stone of ly, and said, Who? where is he that hath Beth-el. 20 Jacob's vow. have eaten of all before thou camest

him, and himsaid unto hare blessed him ? yea, and he shall be him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the blessed.

daughters of Canaan. js And when Esau heard the words of 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house his father, he cried with a great and ex- of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his fa- thee a wife from thence of the daughters ther, Bless me, even me also, O my father. of Laban thy mother's brother.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with 3 And God Almighty bless thce, and subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing: make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that 26 And he said, Is not he rightly named thou mayest be a niultitude of people; bach)? for he hath supplanted me these 4 And give thee the blessing of Abratan times: he took away my birth-right; ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; and behold, now he hath taken away my that thou mayest inherit the land wherein blessing. And he said, Hast thou not re- thou art a stranger, which God gave unta erred a blessing for me?

Abraham. 37 And Isaac answered and said unto 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, went to Padan-aram, unto Laban, son of and all his brethren have I given to him Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Re. for servants; and with corn and wine bekalı, Jacob's and Esau's mother. have I sustained him: and what shall I 6 When Esau saw that Isaac had do now unto thee, my son?

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CHAP. XXIX. charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife 1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran; of the daughters of Canaan;

13 is entertained by Labun. 18 Jacob 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, covenanteth for Rachel; and is deand his mother, and was gone to Padan- ceived with Leah; 28 but marrieth aram ;

Rachel also. OF And Esau seeing that the daughters Theme into the land of the people of of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and he east. took into the wives which he had, Maha- 2 And he looked, and beholi, a well in lath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's the field, and lo, there were three flocks son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his of sheep lying by it; for out of that well wife.

they watered the flocks: and a great stone 10 ? And Jacob went out from Beer- was upon the well's mouth. sheba, and went toward Haran.

3 And thither were all the flocks gath11 And he lighted upon a certain place, ered: and they rolled the stone from and tarried there all night, because the the well's mouth and watered the sheep, sun was set: and he took of the stones of and put the stone again upon the well's that place, and put them for his pillows, mouth in his place. and lay down in that place to sleep. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My breth

12 And he dreamed, and behold, a lad-ren, whence be ye? And they said, Of der set upon the earth, and the top of it Haran are we. reached to heaven: and behold, the an- 5 And he said unto them, Know ye gels of God ascending and descending Laban the son of Nahor? And they said,

We know him. 13 And behold, the LORD stood above 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abra- || And they said, He is well: and behold, Raham thy father, and the God of Isaac : chel his daughter cometh with the sheep. the land whereon thou liest, to thee will 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, I give it, and to thy seed.

neither is it time that the cattle should be 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of gathered together: water ye the sheep, the earth ; and thou shalt spread abroad and go and feed them. to the west, and to the east, and to the 8 And they said, We cannot, until all north, and to the south: and in thee and the flocks be gathered together, and till in thy seed shall all the families of the they roll the stone from the well's mouth; earth be blessed.

then we water the sheep. 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will 9 [ And while he yet spake with them, keep thee in all places whither thou goest, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for and will bring thee again into this land : | she kept them. for I will not leave thee, until I have done 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob that which I have spoken to thee of. saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his

16 9 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban and he said, Surely the Lord is in this | his mother's brother ; that Jacob went place; and I knew it not.

near, and rolled the stone from the well's 17 And he was afraid, and said, How mouth, and watered the flock of Laban dreadful is this place! This is none other his mother's brother. but the house of God, and this is the gate 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted of heaven.

up his voice, and wept, 18 And Jacob rose up early in the 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was morning, and took the stone that he had her father's brother, and that he was put for his pillows, and set it up for a pil- Rebekah's son ; and she ran and told her lar, and poured oil upon

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father. 19 And he called the name of that place 13 And it came to pass when Laban Beth-el: but the name of that city was || heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, called Luz at the first.

that he ran to meet him, and embraced 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, him, and kissed him, and brought him to If God will be with me, and will keep me his house, And he told Laban all these in this way that I go, and will give me things, bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

14 And Laban said to him, Surely 21 So that I come again to my father's thou art my bone and my flesh: and he house in peace; then shall the Lord be abode with him the space of a month.

15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Be22 And this stone, which I have set cause thou art my brother, shouldest thou for a pillar, shall be God's house : and of therefore serve ine for nought? Tell me, all that thou shalt give me, I will surely what shall thy wages be ? give the tenth unto thee.

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CHAP. XXX. name of the younger was Rachel.

1 Rachel's barrenness. 22 She beareth 17 Leah ruas tender-eyed, but Rachel Joseph. 27 Jacob's covenant with Lawas beautiful and well-favoured.

ban. 37 By his policy he becometh rich. I will serve thee seven years for

children, Rachel thy younger daughter.

her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me
19 And Laban said, It is better that I children, or else I die.
give her to thee, than that I should give 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled a-
her to another man: abide with me. gainst Rachel ; and he said, Am I in

20 And Jacob served seven years for God's stead, who hath withheld from
Rachel; and they seemed unto him but thee the fruit of the womb ?
a few days, for the love he had to her. 3 And she said, Behold, my maid Billah,

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give | go in unto her; and she shall bear upon me my wife, (for my days are fulfilled) my knees, that I may also have children that I may go in unto her.

by her. 2 And Laban gathered together all the 4 f And she gave him Bilhah her handmen of the place,

and made a feast. maid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 23 And it came to pass in the even- 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jaing, that he took Leah his daughter, and cob a son. brought her to him; and he went in unto 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged ber.

me, and hath also heard my voice, and 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter | hath given me a son: therefore called she Leah Zipah his maid for an handmaid. his name Van.

3 And it came to pass, that in the 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived morning, behold, it was Leah : and he again, and bare Jacob a second son. said to Laban, What is this thou hast 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestdane unto me? did not I serve with theelings have I wrestled with my sister, and for Rachel ? wherefore then hast thou I have prevailed: and she called his name beguiled me?

Naphtali. 26 And Laban said, It must not be so 9 When Leah saw that she had left done in our country, to give the younger bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and before the first-born.

gave her Jacob to wife.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give 10 And Zilpah Leal's maid bare Ja-
thee this also, for the service which thou cob a son
shalt serve with me yet seven other years. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh:

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her and she called his name Gad.
week : and he gave him Rachel his 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Ja-
daughter to wife also.

cob a second son.
29 And Labangave to Rachel his daugh- 18 Anxl Leah said, Happy am I, for the
ter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. daughters will call me blessed: and she

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, called his name Asher.
and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, 14 | And Reuben went in the days of
and served with him yet seven other years. I wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in

31 | And when the LORD saw that the field, and brought them unto his moth-
Leah was hated, he opened her womb: er Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah,
but Rachel was barren.

Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's man32 And Leah conceived, and bare a drakes. $00, and she called his name Reuben: for 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small she said, Surely the Lord hath looked matter that thou hast taken my husband ? upon my affliction ; now therefore my and wouldest thou take away my son's husixand will love me.

mandrakes also? And Rachel said, There33 And she conceived again, and bare fore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy a son; and said, Because the LORD hath son's mandrakes. heard that I was hated, he hath therefore 16 And Jacob came out of the field in gian me this son also: and she called the evening, and Leah went out to meet lisame Simeon.

him, and said, Thou must come in unto 34 And she conceived again, and bare me; for surely I have hired thee with my son; and said, Now this time will my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her busband be joined unto me, becatise 1 that night. hare born him three sons: therefore was 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and d's name called Levi.

she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. 35 And she conceived again, and bare 18 And Leah said, God hath given me a son; and she said, Now will I praise mine hire, because I havegiven iny maiden

the LORD: therefore she called his name to my husband : and she called his name 1. Julah, and left bearing:

Issachar,

52 Jacob's policy to become rich: GENESIS He departcth from Laban.

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed Jacob the sixth son.

the rest of Laban's fiocks. 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed 37 | And Jacob took him rods of me with a good dowry ; now will my green poplar, and of the hazel and cheshusband dwell with me, because I have nut-tree ; and pilled white streaks in born him six sons : and she called his them, and made the white appear which name Zebulun.

was in the rods. 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, 38 And he set the rods which he had and called her name Dinah.

led before the flocks in the gutters in 22 And God remembered Rachel, and the watering-troughs, when the flocks God hearkened to her, and opened her came to drink; that they should conceive womb.

when they came to drink. 23 .And she conceived, and bare a son ; 39 And the flocks conceived before the and said, God hath taken away my re- rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streakproach.

ed, speckled, and spotted. 24 And she called his name Joseph; and 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, said, The LORD shall add to me anotherson. and set the faces of the flocks toward

25 | And it came to pass, when Rachel the ring-streaked, and all the brown in the had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto La- 1 Hock of Laban: and he put his own flocks ban, Send me away, that I may go unto by themselves, and put them not unto mine own place, and to my country.

Laban's cattle. 26 Give me my wives and my children, 41 And it came to pass whensoever the for whom I have served thee, and let me stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob go: for thou knowest my service which laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle I have done thee.

in the gutters, that they might conceive 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray | among the rods. thee, if I have found favour in thine 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he eyes, tarry: for I have learned by ex- put them not in : so the feebler were Laperience that the LORD hath blessed me ban's, and the stronger Jacob's. for thy sake.

43 And the man increased exceedingly, 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and I will give it.

and men-servants,and camels, and asses. 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest

CHAP. XXXI. how I have served thee, and how thy | 1 Jacob departeth from Laban. 22 Laban cattle was with me.

pursueth him. 43 Their covenant at 30 For it was little which thou hadst Galced. before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude ; and the Lord hath blessed A D he heard the words of Laban's

sons, saying, Jacob hath taken athee since my coming: and now when way all that was our father's ; and of shall I provide for mine own house also that which was our father's hath he got

31 And he said, What shall I give thee? ten all this glory: And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of any thing; if thou wilt do this thing for Laban, and behold, it was not toward me, I will again feed and keep thy flock: him as before.

32 I will pass through all thy flock to- 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Reday, removing from thence all the speck- tuin unto the land of thy fathers, and to led and spotted cattle, and all the brown thy kindred ; and I will be with thee. cattle among the sheep, and the spotted 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and and speckled among the goats: and of Leah to the field unto his Hock, such shall be my hire.

5 And said unto them, I see your fa33 So shall my righteousness answer for ther's countenance, that it is not toward me in time to come, when it shall come me as before : but the God of my father for my hire before thy face: every one

hatlı been with me. that is not speckled and spotted among 6 And ye know that with all my power the goats, and brown among the sheep, I have served your father. that shall be accounted stolen with me. 7 And your fither hath deceived me,

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it and changed my wages ten times : but might be according to thy word.

God suffered him not to hurt me. 35 And he removed that day the he- 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall goats that were ring-streaked and spotted, be thy wages ; then all the cattle bare and all the she-goats that were speckled speckled : and if he said thus, The ringand spotted, and every one that had some streaked shall be thine hire; thien bare all white in it, and all the brown among the the cattle ring-streaked. sheep, and gave them into the hands of 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle his sons.

of your father, and given them to me. 36 And he set three days journey be- 10 And it came to pass at the time tha:

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