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Facobs prefents Chap. xxxii. and his wrestling, And the meffengers returned to Ja- thigh and the hollow of Jacons thigh cob,"laying, We came to thy brother E- was out of joynt, as he wreft led with him. fau, and allo he cometh to meet thee, and 26 And he faid, Let me go, for the day four hundred men with him. breaketh: And he faid, I will not let thee go, except thou blefs me.

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and diftreffed and he divided the people that was with him, and the locks, and herds, and the camels into two bands;

8 And laid, If Efau come to the one company and finite it,then the other company which is left fhall efcape.

27 And he faid unto him, What is thy name? And he faid, Jacob.

28 And he faid, Thy name fhall be calted no more Jacob, but Ifrael: for as a prince haft thou power with God and with men, and haft prevailed.

9 And Jacob faid, O God of my father 29 And Jacob asked bim,and faid, Tell Abrahani,and God of my father Ifaac, the me, I pray thee, thy name. And he faid, LORD which faidft unto me, Return unto Wherefore is it, that thou doeft ask after thy countrey, and thy kindred, and I will my name? and he bleed him there. deal well with thee:

to I am not worthy of the leaft of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou haft fhewed unto thy fervants; for with my ftaff I paffed over this Jordan,and now I am become two bands.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have feen God face, and my life is preferved.

31 And as he paffed over Penuel, the fun rofe upon him,&he halted upon his thigh. 32 Therefore the children of Ifrael cat 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand not of the finew which fhrank, which is of my brother, from the hand of Efau: for upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this I fear him, left he will come and fmite day: because he touched the hollow of Ja-me, and the mother with the children. cobs thigh, in the finew that fhrank.

12 And thou faidft, I will furely do thee good, and make thy feed as the fand of the Tea, & cannot be numbred for multitude.

CHAP. XXXIII. The kindness of Iacob and Esau at their meeting. 18 Iacob buyetb a field, and buildeth an altar.

13 And he lodged there that fame night; and took of that which came to his hand, a prefent for Efau his brother. ANd Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, Efau came, and with 14 Two hundred fhe-goats & twenty he- him four hundred men: and he divided the goats, two hundred ews and twenty rams, children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and 15 Thirty milch-camels with their colts, unto the two hand-maids. forty kine and ten bulls, twenty fhe-affes 2 And he put the hand-maids and their and ten foles. children foremoft, & Leah & her children

16 And he delivered them into the hand after, and Rachel and Jofeph hindermoft. of his fervants, every drove by them- 3 And he paffed over before them, and felves; and faid unto his fervants, Pafs bowed himfelf to the ground feven times, over before me, and put a space betwixt untill he came near to his brother. drove and drove. 4 And Efau ran to meet him, and embra 17 And he commanded the fore-moft, ced him, and fell on his neck, and kifed faying, when Efau my brother meeteth him, and they wept. thee, and asketh thee, faying, Whole art thou? and whither goest thou? and whole are thefe before thee?

5 And he lift up his eyes, and faw the women and the children and faid, Whe are thofe with thee? And he faid, The children which God hath graciously given thy fervant.

6 Then the hand-maidens came near they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

18 Then thou shalt fay, They be thy fervant Jacobs: it is a prefent fent unto my lord Efau:and behold,alfo he is behind us. 19 And fo commanded he the fecond, and the third, and all that followed the droves, faying, On this manner fhall you speak And Leah alfo with her children came unto Efau, when you find him. near, and bowed themselves: and after came Jofeph near and Rachel, and they bowed themfelves.

8 And he faid, What meaneft thou by all this drove, which I met?And he faid, Thefe are to find grace in the fight of my lord."

20 And lay ye moreover, Behold, thy fervant Jacob is behind us: for he faid, I will appeafe him with the prefent that goeth before me, and afterward I will fee his face,peradventure he will accept of me. 21 So went the prefent over before him; 9 And Efau faid, I have enough, my & himfelf lodgedy night in the company. brother, keep that thou haft unto thy felf 22 And he rofe up that night, and took 10 And Jacob faid, Nay, I pray thee:if now his two wives, and his two women-fer- I have found grace in thy fight, then revants, and hiseleven fons, and paffed over ceive my prefent at my hand: for therefore the ford Jabbock, have feen thy face, as though I had feeny face of God, & thou waft pleafed with me. 11 Take, I pray thee, my blefling that is brought to thee; becaufe God hath dealt graciously with me, and becaufe I have e nough: and he urged him, and he took it. 25 And when he fawy he prevailed not 12 And he faid, Let us take our journey, against him, he touched the holow of his and let us go, and I will go beforethee.

23 And he took them, and fent them over thebrook, and fent over that he had.

24 And Jacob was left alone: and there wreft led a man with him, untill the breaking of the day.



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Dinah is ravished:

Genefis. Revenged by Simeon and Len 13 And he faid unto him, My lord know- 12 Ask me never fo much dowry & gift eth that the children are tender, and the and I will give according as ye fhail fay flocks and herds with young are with me: unto me: but give me the damfel to wife. and if men fhould over-drive them one 13 And the fons of Jacob anfwered day, all the flock will die. Shechem and Hamor his father deceit fully, and faid, Because he had defiled Dinah their fifter.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee,pafs over before his fervant: and I will lead on foftly, according as the cattel that goeth before me, and the children be able to endure; untill I come unto my lord unto Seir.

15 And Efau faid, Let me now leave with thee fome of the folk that are with me: And he faid, What needeth it? let me find grace in the fight of my lord.

So Efau returned that day on his

way unto Seir.

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an houfe, and made booths for his cattel: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

18 And Jacob came to Shalem a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city.

19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had fpread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor Shechems father, for an hundred pieces of money.

20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Ifrael.


1 Linabravished. 24 The Shechemites are
sircumcised; 25 flain by the fons of Ia-
cob. 27 Their city Spoiled.
Ahe bine unto Jacob, went out to fee
Nd Dinah the daughter of Leah, which
the daughters of the land.

2 And when Shechem the fon of Hamor the Hivite, Prince of the countrey faw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

3 And his foul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damfel, and fpake kindly unto the damfel. 4 And Shechem fpake unto his father Hamor, faying, Get me this damfel to wite. 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter, (now his fons were with his cattel in the field Jand Jacob held his peace untill they were come.

6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune

14 And they faid unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our fifter to one that is uncircumcifed: for that were a reproach unto us.

15 But in this will we confent unto you: if ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcifed;

16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcifed; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18 And their words plealed Hamor, and Shechem Hamors fon.

19 And the young man deferredinot to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacobs daughter: and he was more honourable then all the houfe of his father.

20 And Hamor and Shechem his fun came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, faying,

21 Thefe men are peaceable with us: therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein: for the land, behold, It is large enough for them: let us take their them our daughters. daughters to us for wives, and let us give

22 Onely herein will the men confent. unto us, for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcifed, as they are circumcifed.

23 Shall not their cattel and their fubftance, and every beaft of theirs be ours? onely let us confent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his fon,hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city: and every male was circumcifed, all that went out of the gate of his city.

25 And it came to pafs on the third day when they were fore, y two of the fons of him. Jacob,Simeon and Levi, Dinahs brethren, 7 And the fons of Jacob came out of the took each man his fword, and came upon field when they heard it,and the men were the city boldly, and flew all the males. grieved, and they were very wroth: besaufe he had wrought folly in Ifrael, in lying with Jacobs daughter, which thing ought not to be done."

8 And Hamor communed with them, faying, The foul of my fon Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.

26 And they flew Hamor & Shechem his fun with the edge of the (word, and took Dinah out ofShechems houfe, & went out.

27 The fons of Jacob came upon the flain, and fpoiled the city, because they had defiled their fifter.

28 They took their fheep and their oxen, and their affes, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field. 29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, to Andye fhall dwell with us, &c the land and fpoiled even all that was in the houfe. hall be before you: dwell and trade you 30 And Jacob faid to Simeon & Levi, Ye therein, and get you poffeflions therein. have troubled me to make me to ftinkaII And 9hechem faid unto her father, mong the inhabitants of the land,amongst and unto her brethren, Let me find grace the Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and I in your eyer, and what ye thall fay unto being few in number, they thall gathor me, I will give.


God fendeth Facob to Bethel. Chap. xxxv.xxxvi. Rachel died. themselves together against me,& flay me,in departing, (for fhe died) that the called and I fhall be deftroyed, I and my houfe. his name Ben-oni: but his father called And they faid', Should he deal with him Benjamin.

our lifter, as with an harlot?


19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. 1 God fendeth Iacob to Betkel. 2 He pur- 20 And Jacob fra pillar upon her grave! getb bis boufe of Idols, 6 and buildetb any is pillar ofRachels grave unto this day altar at Bethel. 21 And Ifrael journeyed and fpread his Nd God faid unto Jacob, Arife, go up tent beyond the tower of Edar. Ato Bethel and dwell there: and make 22 And it came to pals when Ifrael dwelt there an altar unto God that appeared un- in that land, that Reuben went and lay to thee when thou fleddelt from the face with Bilhah his fathers concubine: and of Efau thy brother. Ifrael heard it.Now the fons ofJacob were twelve.

23 The fons of Leah, Reuben Jacobs firft-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and I achar, and Ze ulun.

24 The fons of Rach:1; Jofeph and Benjamin.

Then Jacob faid unto his houfhold, and to all that were with him, Put away the ftrange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments. 3 And let us arife, and go up to Beth-el, and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me iny day of my diftrefs, and was with me in the way which I went. 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the 26 And the fons of Zilpah, Leahs handfrange gods which were in their hand, and maid; Gad, and Afher. These are the fons all their ear-rings, which were in their of Jacob, which were born to him in Paears; and Jacob hid them under the oak dan-aram.

which was by Shechem.

25 And the fons of Bilhah, Rachels hand-maid; Dan, and Naphtali.

27 And Jacob came to Ifaac bis father And they journeyed: and the terrour unto Mamre unto the city of Arbah of God was upon the cities that were (which is Hebron) where Abraham and round about them, and they did not pur- Ifaac fojourned. fue after the fons of Jacob.

6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan( that is Beth-el)he and all the people that were with him.

And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth el, becaufe there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

8 But Deborah Rebekahs nurfe died, and he was buried beneath Beth-el,under

an oak ; and the name of it was called


9 And God appeared unto Jacob again when he came out of Padan-aram; and bleffed him.

to And God faid unto him, Thy name is Jacob; thy name fhall not be called any more Jacob, but Ifrael fhall be thy name: and he called his name Ifrael,

II And God faid unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply: a nation & a company of nations thall be of thee, and kings fhall come out of thy loins.

12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Ifaac,to thee I will give it, and to thy feed after thee will I give the land.

13 And God went up from him, in the place where he talked with him.

14 And Jacobfet up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of ftone: and he poured a drink-offering thereon, and he poured oyl thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God fpake with him, Beth-el. 16 And they journeyed from Beth-el: and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath and Rachel travelled, and the had hard labour,

17 And it came to pafs when he was in hard labour, that the mid-wife faid unto her,Fear not, thoufhalt have this fon alfo.

18 And it came to pass, as her foul was

28 And the days of Ifaac were an hundred and fourfcore years.

29 And Ifaac gave up the ghoft and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days; and his fons Efau and Jacob buried him.


• Efaus wives. 6. His removing to mount Seir. 9 His fons.

Now there are the generations of E

fau, who is Edom.

2 Efan took his wives of the daughters of Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite: and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah,the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite. 3 And Bathemath Ifhmaels daughter, fifter of Nebajoth.

4 And Adah bore to Efau, Eliphaz and Bathemath bare Reuel.

5 And Aholibamah bare Jeuth, and Jaa. lam,and Corah: thefe are the fons of Efau which were born unto him in the land of


6 And Efau took his wives and his fons, and his daughters, and all the perfons of his houfe, and his cattel,and all his beats, and all his fubftance, which he had got in the land of Canaan, & went into the countrey from the face of his brother Jacob.

For their riches were more then that they might dwell together: and the land wherein they were ftrangers, could not bear them, becaufe of their cattel.

8 Thus dwelt Efau in mount Seir: Efau

And there are generations of Efau,
the father of the Edoinites in mount Seir.
10 Thefe are the names of Efaus fons,
Eliphaz the fon of Adahy wife of Elau:
Reuel fon of Bathemath & wife of Efau,

And the fons of Eliphaz were Teman,
Omar, Zepho, and Garam, and Kenaz
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12 An


faus of Spring. Jofephs brethren bate him. 12 And Tinina was concubin to Eliphas 5 And Hufham died, and Hadad the Elaus fon; and the bare to Eliphaz Ama- fon of Bedad (who fmote Midian in the fek:thefe were fons of Adah Elaus wife, field of Moab) reigned in his ftead: and 13 And thefe are the fons of Reuel, Na- the name of his city was Avith. hath, and Zerah, Shammah,and Mizzah: 36 And Hadad died. and Samlah of thefe were fons of BafhemathEfaus wife. Mafrekah reigned in his ftead. 14. And these were the fons of Aholibamah, he daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon Elaus wife: and the bare to Efau Jeuh, and Jaalam and Korah.

7 And Sanilah died,and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his ftead. 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the fon of Achbor reigned in his ftead.

15 Thele were dukes of the fons of 39 And Baal-hanan the fon of Achbor Efau: the fons of Eliphaz the firft-born died, and Hadar reigned in his ftead; and fen of Efau, duke Teman, duke Omar, the name of his city was Pau; and his duke Zepho, duke Kenaz, wives name was Mehetabel, the daughter

16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam,and duke of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. Amalek: thefe are the dukes that came of 40 And thefe are the names of the dukes Eliphaz, in the land of Edon: thefe were that came of Efau, according to their faThe fons of Adah. milies, after their places, by their names;

17 And thefe are the fons of Reuel duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheths Efaus fon; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, 41 Duke Aholiba mah, duke Elah,duke duke Shammah, duke Mizzah. Thefe are Pinon.

the dukes that same of Reuel, in the land 42DukeKenaz,dukeTeman,dukeMibzar, of Edum: thefe are the fons of Bathemath 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: thefe be Etaus wife. the dukes of Edom,according to their ha18 And thefe are the fons of Ahuliba- bitations, in the land of their poffeflion: mah Elaus wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaa- he is Efau the father of the Edomites. lam, duke Korah: there were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah Efaus wife.

19 Thefe are the fons of Efau, (who is Edom) and thefe are their dukes.

20 Thefe arethe fons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,

21 And Difhon, and Ezer, and Difhan: thele are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom. 22 Andy children of Lotan, were Hori, and Heman: & Lotans filter was Timna. 23. And the children of Shobal were thefe, Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

24 And thefe are the children of Zibeon, both Ajah,and Anah: this was that Anah, that found the mules in the wilderness, as he ted the affes of Zibeen his father.

25 And the children of Anah were thefe Difhon and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.

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28 And thefe are the children of Diff on, Hemdan, and Efhbon, and Ithran, and Cheran.

27. The children of Ezer, are thefe; Bilhan, and Zaayan, and Achan.

28 The children of Difhan are thefe; Uz, and Aran.

29.Thefear the dukes that cams of the Horites, duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,

30 Duke Difhon,duke Ezer,duke Difhan: thefe are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.

CHAP. XXXVII. Iofeph is bated of bis brethren. 5 Hitme dreams. 18 His brethren confpire bie death. 36 He is fold to Potipbar in Egypt. Nd Jacob dwelt in the land wherein AN his father was a ftranger, in the land of Canaan.

2 Thefe are the generations ofJacob Jofephbeingfeventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, & the lad was with the fons of Bilhah,and with the fons of Zilpah, his fathers wives, and Jofeph brought unto his father their evil report.

3. Now Ifrael loved Jofeph more then all his children, because he was the fon of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

4 And when his brethren faw that their father loved him more then all his brethren,they hated him,and could not speak peaceably unto him.

5¶And Jofeph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren, and they hated him yet the niore.

6 And he faid unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed. 7 For behold, we were binding fheavsiny field,& lo,my fheafarofe,& alfo ftood upright; & behold, your fheavs ftood round about, and made obeifance to my fheaf.

8 And his brethren faid unto him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or fhalt thou indeed have dominion over us? and they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and faid, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more, and be hold,the fun and the moon,and the eleven

And thefe are the kings that reigneding land of Edum, before there reignelany king over the children of Ifracl 32 And Bela fon of Beor reigned in E-tars made obeifance to me. dom: & name of his city was Dinhabah. 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the ton of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his ftead.

34 And Jubab died, and Hufham of the tand of Temani reigned in his ftead.

to And he told it to his father, and te his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and faid unto him, What is this dream that thou haft dreamed? Shall I, and thy mother, and thy brethren indeed come to


The trefpaß of Onan. 31 And they took Jofephs coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood.

Jofeph is fold. Chap. xxviii. bow down our felves to thee, to the earth? II And his brethren envied him: but his father obferved the faying.

12 And his brethren went to feed their fathers flock in Shechem.

13 And ifrael faid unto Jofeph, Do not by brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will fend thee unto them. And he faid unto him, Here am I.

14 And he faid unto him, Go,I pray thee, fee whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again.So he fent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. I¶And a certain man found hini, & behold, be was wandring in field: 8the man asked him, faying, What feekeft thou? 16 Andhe faid, I feek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks 17 And the man faid, They are departed hence: for I heard them fay, Let us go to Dothan. And Jofeph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

18 And when they faw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they confpired against him, to flay him. 19 Aud they faid one to another, Be

hold, this dreamer cometh:

20 Come now therefore, and let us lay him and caft him into fome pit; and we will fay, Some evill bealt hath devoured him: and we shall fee what will become of his dreams.

21 And Reuben heard it; and he delivered him out of their hands,and faid, Let us not kill him.

22 And Reuben faid unto them, Shed no blood, but calt him into this pit that is in the wildernefs,and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

23 And it came to pafs when Jofeph was come unto his brethren, that they ftript Jofeph out of his coat, his coat of many colour that was on hin.

24 And they took him,and caft him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

25 And they fat down to eat bread: and they lift up their eyes, and looked, and behold, a company of Ifhmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing fpicery, and balm, and myrrhe, going to carry it down to Egypt.

26 And Judah faid unto his brethren, What profit is it if we flay our brother, and conceal his blood?

27 Come and let us fell him to the Ifhmaelites, and let not our hands be upon him; for he is our brother, and our flesh: and his brethren were content.

28 And there paffed by Midianites merchant men; and they drew and lift up Jofeph out of the pit, and fold Jofeph to the Ifhmaelites for twenty pieces of filver: and they brought Jofeph into Egypt.

29 And Reuben returned unto the pit,and behold, Jofeph was not in the pit: and he rent his clothes.

30 And he returned unto his brethren, and faid, The child & not; and I, whither Shall I go?

32 And they fent the coat of many.colours,and they brought it to their father; and faid,This have we found: know now whether it be thy fons coat or no.

33 And he knew it,and faid, It is my fons coat: an evill beaft hath devoured him: Jofeph is without doubt rent in pieces.. 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put fackcloth upon his loins,and mourned for his fon many days.

35 And all his fons and all his daughters role up to comfort him; but he refuted to be comforted; and he faid, For I will go down into the grave unto my fon, mouming: Thus his father wept for him.

36 And the Midianites fold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaohs, and captain of the guard.


I Judab begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er marrieth Tamar. 8 The trespas of Onan.

ANd it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whofe name was Hirah.

2AndJudah faw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whofe name was Shuah, and he took her, and went in unto her.

3 And the conceived and bare a fon; and he called his name Er.


4 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; and the called his name Onan. 5 And the yet again conceived, and bare fun, and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when the bare him. 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whofe name was Tamar.

7 And Er, Judahs firft-born, was wicked in the fight of the LORD; and the LORD flew him.

8 And Judah faid unto Onan, Go in unto thy brothers wife, and marry her, and raife up feed to thy brother.

9 And Onan knew that the feed fhould not be his: and it came to pafs, when he went in unto his brothers wife, that he fpilled it on the ground, leaft that he thould give feed to his brother.

10 And the thing which he did, difplea fed the LORD:wherefore he flew him allo.

Then faid Judah to Tamar his daugh ter in law, Remain a widow at thy fathers houfe, till Shelah my fon be grown: (for he faid, Leaft peradventure he die allo as his brethren did) and Tamar went and dwelt in her fathers houfe.

12 And in procefs oftime, the daugh ter of Shuah Judahs wife died: and Judah was conforted, and went up unto his fheep-fhearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

13 And it was told Tamar, faying, Behold, thy father in law goeth up to Timnath, to hear his theep.

14 And the put her widows garments off from her, and covered her with a vail,and wrapped her felf, and far in an open place B 4


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