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his tent therc: and there Ifaacs servants dig. !! And Jacob faid to Rebekah his mother, grd a well.
Behold, Erau my brother is a hairy man, and 26 Then Abimelech went to him from I am a smooth man : Gerar, and Abuzzath one of his friends, and 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and Phichol, the chief captain of his army. I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I thall
27 And Isaac faid unto them, wherefore bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. come ye to me, seeing ye hatc mc, and have 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon fent me away from you?
me be thy curse, my fon; only obey my 28 And they faid, We saw certainly that voice, and go fetch me them. the LORD was with thce : and we faid, Let 14 And he went and fetched, and brought there be now an oath betwixt us, even be them to his mother: and his mother made twixt us and thee, and let us make a cove- favoury meat, such as his father loved. Aant with thee;
15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as wo her eldest son Elau, which were with her in have not touched thee, and as we have done the house, and put them upon Jacob her unto thee nothing but good, and have sent younger fon. thee away in peace: nou art now the blessed 16 And the pat the skins of the kids of the of the LORD.
goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth 30 And he made them a feast, and they of his neck. did eat and drink.
17 And she gave the favoury meat and tho 31 And they rose up betimes in the morn. bread, which she had prepared, into the ing, and swarc one to another and faac hand of her fon Jacob. fent them away, and they departed from 18 And he came unto his father, and him in peace.
said, My father. And bac faid, Here am 1; 32 And it came to pass the same day, that who art thou, my fon! Ifaacs servants came and told him concern 19 And Jacob faid unto his father, I am ing, the well which they bad digged, and Elau thy titfl-born; I have done according Gald unto blm, We have found water. as thou badett me: arise, I pray thee, fit and
33 And he called it Sheba : therefore eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless the name of the city is Bcer-lheba unto this me. day.
20 And Ifaac 1aid unto his fon, How is # 34 1 And Efau was forty years old when that thou haft found # co quickly, my fon! he took
to wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri And he faid, Because the LORD thy God the Hittite, and Bashernath, the daughter of brought it to me. Blon the Hittite :
21 And Ifaac Caid unto Jacob, Come near, 35. Which were a grief of mind unto Ilaac I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, and to Rebekah.
whether thou be my very fon Efau or not. CHAP XXVII.
22 And Jacob went near unto Ilaac his i Ifaac fendetk Efau for venifon. 6 Jacob, father : and he felt him, and faid, The voice infructed by Rebekah, obtaineth the blejs is Jacobs voice, but the hands are the hands
41 Kjau threatening him, 42 is pre- of Efan. vented.
23 And he discerned him not, because his Α' Nd it came to pass, that when Ifaac was Irands were hairy, as his brother Elaus hands.
old, and his eyes were dim, so that he so he blessed him. could not fee, he called Efau his eldett ron, and laid unto him, My son.
24 And he said, Art thou my very fon E
And he fald un sau? And he said, I am. to him, Behold, here am I.
25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and 2 And he said, Behold, now I am old, I will eat of my sons venison, chat my loul know not the day of my
may bless thec.
And he brought it near to 3 Now, therefore, take, I pray thee, thy him, and he did cat: and he brought hin weapons, thy, quiver and thy bow, and go wine, and he drank. out to the field, and take me some venison ; 26' And his father Ifaac faid unto him,
4 And make me favoury meat, such as I Come near now, and kiss me, my con. lave, and bring it to me, that I may eat ; 27 And he came near, and kifed him : that my soul may bless thee before I die. and he smelled the smell of his raiment,
s And Rebekah heard when Ifaac fpake to and blessed him, and said, Sce, the smell of Esau his son: and Efau went to the field to my fon is as the smell of a field which the hunt for venison, and to bring it.
LORD hath blessed : 6 And Rebekah fpake unto Jacob her 28 Therefore God give thec of the dew of fon, saying, Behold, I heard thy father (peak heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and unto Efau thy brother, saying,
plenty of corn and wine ; 7 Bring me venison, and make me favoury 29 'Let people serve thec, and nations bow meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, the LORD before my death.
and let thy mothers fons bow down to thee 8 Now, therefore, my fon, obey my voice, cursed be every one that curseth thee, and according to that which I command thee. blefied be he that bleiteth thee.
9 Go now to the flock, and fotch me from 30 1 And it came to pafs, as soon as Ifaac thence two good kids of the goats; and I had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jawill make them favoury meat for thy father, cob was yet scarce gone out from the presuch as he loveth;
fence of Ifaac his father, that Esau his bro. 10 And thou thalt bring it to thy father, ther carne in from his hunting. that he may eat, and that he may bless thee 31 And he also had made Lavaury mest, belore his death,
and brought it unto his father, and fáid unto
his father, Let my father arise, and eat of 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of his fons venison, that thy soul may bless sne. Bethuel thy mothers father, and take thee a
32 And liaac his father said unto him, wife from thence of the daughters of Laban, Who ar! thou! And he said, I am thy son, thy mothers brother. thy firit-born, Efau.
3 And God Almighiy blets thee, and make 33. And Ifaac trembled very exceedingly, thee fruitful, and inultiply thee, that thou and fail, Who? where is he that hath taken mayelt be a multitude of people : venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten 4 And give thee the bleng of Abraham, of all before thou camett, and have blessed to thee, and to thy feed with thce; that thou him! yea, and he thall be blessed.
mayelt inherit the land wlicrein thou art a 34 And when Esau heard the words of his stranger, which God gave unto Abralıam. father he cried with a great and exceeding 5 And Ifaac fent away Jacob : and he went bitter cry, and said unto his father, Blels co Padarraram unto Laban, son of Bethuei me, even me also, O my father!
the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacobs 35 And he said, Thy brother came with and Esaus mother. fubtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. 6 7 When Elau saw that Ifaac had blefied
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to Jacob: for he hath fupplanted me these two take him a wife from thence, and that, as times: he took away my birth-right; and, he blested him, he gave him a charge, laybehold, now he hath taken away my biefing. ing, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughAnd he said, Haft thou not reserved a blessing ters of Canaan; for me!
7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his 37 And Ifaac answered and said unto Esau, mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; Behold, I have made him thy lord, and ali 8 And Elau seeing that the daughters of his brethren have I given to him for fervants; Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; and with corn and wine have I sustained him : Then went Elau unto Ithmael, and took and what shall I do now unto thee, my son ! unto the wives which he had, Mahalath, the
38 And Elau said unto his father, Hatt thou daughter of Ishmael, Abrahains fon, the fitter but one blefing, my father? ble!s me, even of Nebajoth, to be his wife. me allo, O my father! And Esau lifted up his 10 9 And Jacob went out from Beer-fheba, voice, and wept.
and went toward Haran. 39 And Isaac his father answered and said 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the and tarried there all night, because the sun fatness of the earth, and of the dew of hea- was set : and he took of the ttones of that ven from above;
place, and put them for his pillows, and lay 40 And by thy iword shalt thou live, and thalt down in that place to sleep. ferve thy brother: and it shall come to pass, 12 And he dreained, and, behold, a ladder when thou shalt have the-dominion, that thou set upon the earth, and the top of it reached (halt break his yoke frorn off thy neck. to heaven : and, bebold, the angels of God
41 1 And Etau hated Jacob, because of the ascending and descending on it. blerfing wherewith his father blefled him : 13 And, behold, the LORD ttood above it, and Elau said in his heart, The days of and taid, 'I am the LORD God of Abraham mourning for my father are at hand, then thy father, and the God of Ifaac : the land will I Nay my brother Jacob.
wliereon thou lielt, to theç will I give it, and 42 TAnd these words of Efau ber elder son to thy feed. were told to Rebekah. And the sent and 14 And thy feed ihall be as the daft of the callcd Jacob her younger fon, and fuid unto carth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the him, Behold, thy brother Erau, as touching wett, and to the caft, and to the north, and to thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill the fouth: and in thee, and in thy feed, thall thee.
ali the families of the earth be blessed. 43 Now, therefore, my son, obey my 15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will voice; and arife, fee thou to Laban my bro- keep thee in all
places whither thou goelt, ther, to laran:
and will bring thce again into this land : for í 44 And tarry with him a few days, until will not leave thee, until I have done that thy brothers fury turn away;
which I have Ipoken to thee of. 45 Until thy brothers anger turn away 16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, from thee, and he forget that which chou and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place', hast done to him : then I will send and fetch and I knew it not. thee from thence. Why should I be deprived 19 And he was afraid, and said, How allo of you both in one day !
Areadfol is this place! this is none other but 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary the houle of God, and this is the gate of of my life because of the daughters of Heth : heaven. if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Hoth,
18 And Jacob rose up early in the mornAuch as these which are of the daughters of ing, and took the
stone that he had put for the land, what good shall my liic do me! his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and CHAP. XXVIII.
poured oil upon the top of it. 1 Jacob is bleffed, and fent 10 Padar-aram : 19 And he called the name of that place
ul his vihon. 18 'The None of Beth-el. Beth-cl: but the name of that city was called 20 yacob'i ven.
Loz at the first. Anand Charged and raid unto him; will be with me, and will keep me in this
a , , God. thou thalt not take a wife of the daughters way that I go, and will give me bread to cat, of Canaan,
and rainent to put on,
21 So that I coine again to my fathers house 19 And Laluan faid, it is better that I give in peace; then thall the LORD be my God: her to thee than that I thould give her to
22 And this ttonc, which I have set for å another man : abide with me. pillar, shall be God's house : and of all that 20 And Jacob served leven years for Rathou thalt give me, I will surely give the chel; and they seemed unto him but a few tenth unto thee.
days, for the love he had to her. CHAP. XXIX.
21 1 And Jacob faid unto Laban, Give me 1 Jacob, coming to the well of Haren, 13 is en- my wife, for my days are fultilled, that I
tertained by Layan: 18 he covenanteth fur 'may go in unto her. Rachel, 23, and is deceived with Leah, 28 22 And Laban gathered together all the but marrieth Rachel also.
men of the place, and made a featt. CHen Jacob went on his journey, and came 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that
he tock Ical his daughter, and brought hier And he looked, and behold a well in the to him; and he went in unto her. field, and, lo, there were three flocks of theep 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, lying by it; for out of that well they water. Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. ed the Rocks: and a great ttone was upon 25 And it came to pass, that, in the morn. the wells mouth.
ing, behold, it was Leah: and icraid to La3. And thither were all the flocks gathered: ban, What is this thou hait done unto me! and they rolled the itone from the wells Did not I ferve with thee for Rachel? where mouth and watered the sheep, and put the fore then hatt thou beguiled me! ftone again upon the wells mouth in his place. 26 And Laban faid, it must not be so done
4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, in our country, to give the younger before whence be ye? And they said, of Haran are the first-born. we.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban, this also, for the fervice wbich thou shalt the fon of Nahor. And they said, We know serve with me yet seven other years. him.
28 And Jacob did ro, and fulfilled her 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And weck: and he gave bim Rachel his daughter they said, He is well; and, behold, Rachel to wife also. his daughter cometh with the theep.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, nei- Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. ther is it time that the cattle Thould be gas 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and thered together: water ye the sheep, and go he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and and feed them.
served with hin yet seven other years. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the 30 I And when the LORD saw that Leah flocks be gathered together, and till they roll was hated he opened her womb: but Rachel the stone from the wells mouth; then we was barren. water the theep:
3 and Leais conceived, and bare a son, 99 And, while he' yet spake with them, and the called his name Reuben: for the Rachel came with her fathers fhcep; for the said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my kept them.
affli&ion; now, thercfore, my hulband will io And it came to pass, when Jacob faw love me. Rachel, the daughter of Laban his mothere 33 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; brother, and the sheep of Laban his mothers and said, Because the LORD hath heard that i brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled was hated, he hath, therefore, given me the the stone from the wells mouth, and watered for also: and the called his name Simeon, the flock of Laban his mothers brother. 34 And the conceived again, and bare a
11 And Jacob killed Rachel, and lifted up fon; and said, Now this tiine will my hur his voice, and wept.
band be joined unto me,because I have borne 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her him three sons: therefore was his name called fathers brother, and that he was Rebekahs Levi. fon: and the ran and told her father,
35 And the conceived again, and bare a 13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard ron; and she said, Now will í praise the the tidings of Jacob his litters son, that he ran LORD : therefore, the called his name Judah, to meet him, and embraced him, and killed and left bearing. him, and brought him to his house. And he
CHA P. XXX. told Laban all these things.
1 Rachels barrennefs : 22 Jhe beareth Foseph, 14 And Laban faid to him, Surely thou art 27 Yacobs new covenant with Laban : 37 my bone and my fesh. And he abode with his policy to become rich. thou art iny brother, shouldert thou therefore and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or
15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because And Wohna Rachel saw that the bare Jacob. serve me for nought? tell me, whatshall thy else I die. 16 And Laban had two daughters: the Rachel; and he said, An I in Gods tead!
2 And Jacobs anger was kindled againit name of the elder was Leah, and the name who hath with-held from thee the fruit of of the younger was Rachel.
the womb? 17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel was 3 And the said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, beautiful and well-favoured.
go in unto her and the thall
bear upon my 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I knees, that I may also have children by her. will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy 4. And the gave him Bilhah her handmaid younger daughter.
to wife, and Jacob went in onto her.
$ And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a 29 And lie laid onto him, Thou knoweft son.
llow I have ferved thee, and how tby cattle 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged ine, was with me. and hath also heard my voice, and hath gi 30 For it was little which thou hadit be ven me a son: therefore called fhe his name fore I cane, and it is now increased unto a Dan.
multitude; and the LORD hath bletied thee And Bilhah, Rachels maid, conccived fince my cumning: and now, when thall i proagain, and bare jacob a second íon.
vide for mine own house alio? 8 And Rachei Said, With great wreitlings 3! And he said, What thall I give thee! have I wrettled with my fifter, and I have 'And Jacob said, Tlou thalt not give me any prevailed: and the called his name Naphtali. thing. Is thou wilt do this thing for me, I
9 When Leah faw that she had left bear will again feed and keep thy flock. ing, the took Zitpah her maid, and gave her 32 I will pass through all thy sock to-day, Jacob to wife.
removing from thence all the speckled and 10 And Zilpah, Leahs, maid, bare Jacob a spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among fon.
the iheep, and the spotted and Speckled ainong 11 And Leah faid, A troop cometh : and the goats; and such shall be my hire. the called his name Gad.
33 So tball my righteousness answer for me 12. And Zilpah, Leahs maid, bare Jacob a in time to come, when it thall come for my second fun.
hire before thy face : every one that is not !3 And Leah faid, Happy am 1, for the speckled and spotted among the goats, and daughters will call me bleiled: and the called brown among the theep, that ihall be counthis name Ather,
ed itolen with me. 14 And Reuben went, in the days of 34 And Laban said, Bchold, I would it wheat-harvett, and found mandrakes in the might be according to thy word. field, and brought them unto his mother 35. And he removed that day the he-goats Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, that were ring-traked and spotted, and all I pray thee, of thy foxs mandrakes. the the-goats that were speckled and spotted,
15 And the said unto her, is it a small mat- and every one that had some white in it, and ter that thou hatt taken my husband and all the brown among the thcep, and gave wouldett thou take away my sons mandrakes them into the hand of his sons. allo! And Rachel said, 'Therefore he fhall lic 36 And he set three days journey betwixt with thee to-night for thy fons mandrakes. himself and Jacob : and Jacob fed the reft of
16 And Jacob came out of the field in the Labans flocks. evening, and Leah went out to meet him, 3? And Jacob took him rods of green and fail, Thou muft come in unto me; for poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree, Purely I bave litred thee with my fons mans and pillcd white firakes in them, and made drakes. And he lay with her that night. the white appear which was in the rods.
17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and the 38 And he set the rods which he had pilled conceived, and bare Jacob thefifth son. before the Rocks in the gutters in the water
18 And Leah said, God hath given me my ing-troughs, when the rocks came to drink, hire, because I have given my maiden to mý that they thould conceive when they came to husband : and the called his name Illachar. drink.
19 And Leah conceived again, and bare 39 And the flocks conceived before the Jacob the fixth fon.
rods, and brought fortli cattle ring.ttraked, 20 And Leah faid, God hath endowed me speckled, and spotted. with a good dowry i now will my husband 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and dwell with me, because I have borne him tix set the faces of the flocks toward the ring. fons : and the called his name Zebulu. Atraked and all the brown in the fock of La
21 And afterwards the bare a daughter, ban : and he put his own fooks by them. and called her name Dinah,
selves, and put them not unto Labans cattle. 22 And God remembered Rachel, and 41 And it came to pass, wlienfoever the God hearkened to her, and opened her Itronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid woub.
the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the 23 And the conceived, and bare a fon; and gutters, that thcy might conceive among sald, God bath taken away my reproach: the rods.
24 And the called his name Josephı; and 42 But when the cattle were feeble lie put said, The LORD thail add to me another them not in : So the feebler were Labans, and son.
the stronger Jacobs. 25 1 And it came to pass, when Rachel 43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, had much cattle, and maid-servants, and Sand me away, that I may go unto mine men-fervants,
and camels, and alles.
CHAP. XXXI. 26 Give me my wives and my children, for 1 Jacob deparleth from Laban : 22 Laban whom I have served thee, and let me go : pursueth him : 44 their covenant at Gafor thou knowett my service which I have lecd. done thee.
Nd he the words of Labans fons, ir I have found favour in thine eye, tarry : was our fathers; and of that which was our for I have Icarned by experience, that the fathers hath he gotten all this glory. Lord hath blefied me for thy fake.
2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of 28 And he said, Appolot me tby wages, Laban, and, bebold, it was not toward limu and I will give is.
as before. 167-27
one the Laban said unto hini, I pray thce, Aaying, Jacob van maken away as formas
3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return 25 ? Then Lahan overtook Jacob. Now unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kin- Jacob bad pitched his tent in the mount drcd; and I will be with thee.
and Laban with his brethren pitched in the 4 And Jacob fent and called Rachel and mount of Gilead. Leah to the field unto his fock,
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What halt S And said unto them, I fee your fathers thou done, that thou hatt tulen away una. countenance, that it is not toward meas be- wares to me, and carried away my daughters fore : but the God of my father hath been as captivestaken with the sword! with me.
27 Wherefore didit thou flee away fecretly, 6 And ye know, that with all my power I and steal away from me, and did it not teli have ferved your father.
me, that I might have sent thee away with 7 And your father hath deceived me, and mirth and with songs, with tabret and with changed iny wages ten times : but God suf- harp, fcred him not to hurt me.
28'And has not fuffered me to kiss my sons 8 If he said thus, 'The fpecklcd shall be thy and my daughters? Thoa haft now done wager, then all the catile bare speckled - foolishlý, in so doing. and if he said thus, The ring-ttraked thall 29 It is in the power of my hand to do you be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ring. burt: but the God of your father spake unto traked.
me yetternight, saying, Take thou hecd that 9 'This God hath taken away the cattle of thou speak not to Jacob cither good or bad. your father, and given them to me.
30 And now, though thou wouldett needs be 10 And it came to pais, at the time that gone, because thou fore longedit after thy fathe cattle conceived, that i lifted up mine thers house; yet wherefore hatt thou ttolen eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the my gods? rains which leaped upon the cattle were 31° And Jacob answered and said to Laban, ring-ttraked, speckled, and grilled.
Because I was afraid : for I said, Peradventure it And the angel of God (pake unto me in thou wouldest take by force thy daughters a dream, saying, Jacob. And I said, Here an l. from me.
12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes 32 With wliomfoever thou findett thy gods, and see, all the rams which leap upon the let him not live: before our brethren discern cattle are ring-trakcd, speckled, and grifled: thou what is thine with me, and take it to for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had
ttolen them. 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou 33 And Laban went into Jacobs tent, and auvintedit the pillar, and where thou vowedft into Leahs tent, and into the two maid-fera vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from vants tents; but he found them not. Then this land, and return unto the land of thy went he out of Leahs tent, and entered into kindred.
Rachels tent. 14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said 34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and unta hiin, Isthere yet any portion or inherit- put them in the camels furniture, and sat upon ance for us in our fathers louse?
them. And Laban searched all the tent, but 15 Are we not counted of him ttrangers ? found them not. for he hath fold us, and bath quite devoured 35 And the said to her father, Let it non also our money.
difpleale my lord that I cannot rise up before 16 For all the riches which God hath taken thee; for the cultom of women is upon me. from our father, that is ours, and our chil. And he searched, but found not the images. drena: now then, whatsoever God hath faid 36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with unto thee, do.
Laban: and Jacob answered and said to La17. Tlien Jacob rose up, and set his sons ban, What is my trespass, what is my fin, and his wives upon camels :
that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? 18 And be carried away all his cattle, and 37 Whereas thou hart searched all my all his goods whicb he had gotten, the cattle tufi, wiat haft thou found of all thy houré of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan- hold-tuff? fet it here before my brethren and atam, for to go to Isaac his father in the land thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt of Canaan.
19 And Laban went to thear his sheep: and 38 This twenty years have I been with Rachel had stolen the images that were her thee; thy cwes and thy the-goats have not (athers,
catt their young, and the rams of thy floek 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to La- have I not eaten. ban the Syrian, in that he told him not that 39 That which was torn of beasts I brought he fled,
not unto thee; I bare the loss of it : of my 21 So he fled with all that he had; and he hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by role up, and palled over
the river, and set his day, or ttolen by night. face toward the mount Gilead.
40 Thus I was; in the day the drought con22 And it was told Laban, on the third fumed nie, and the froft by night, and my day, that Jacob was fed.
Teep departed from mine eyes. 23 And he took his brethren with him, 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy and pursued after him seven days journey , house : I served thee fourteen years for thy and they over took him in the mount Gilead. two daughters, and fix years for thy cattle
24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in and thou halt changed my wages ten times. a dream by night, and said unto him, Take 42 Except the God of my father, the God ticed thar thou speak not to Jacob either good of Abraham, and the fear of Ifaac, bad beca or bad,
with me, surely thou hadst sent' me away