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Abimelech and Isaac.


Jacob by deception : the same night, and said, I am the God , to the field to hunt for venison, and to of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I bring it. am with thee, and will bless thee, and 6 And Robekah spake unto Jacob multiply thy seed for my servant Abra- 'her "son, saying, Behold, I heard thy ham's sake.

father speak unto Esau thy brother, 25 And he builded an altar there, and saying, called upon the name of the LORD, and 7 Bring me venison, and make me sapitched his tent there: and there Isaac's voury meat, that I may eat, and bless servants digged a well.

thee before the LORD before my death. 26 T Then Abimelech went to him 8 Now therefore, my scn, obey my from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his voice according to that which I comfriends, and Phichol the chief captain mand thee. of his army.

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me 27 And Isaac said unto them, Where- from thence two good kids of the goats; fore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and I will make them savoury meat for and have sent me away from you? thy father, such as he loveth:

28 And they said, We saw certainly 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy fathat the LORD was with thee: and we ther, that he may eat, and that he may said, Let there be now an oath betwixt bless thee before his death. us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his make a covenant with thee;

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

me, and not a blessing. 30 And he made them a feast, and 13 And his mother said unto him, they did eat and drink.

Upon me be thy curse, my son: only 31°And they rose up betimes in the obey my voice, and go fetch me them. morning, and sware one to another: 14° And he went, and fetched, and and Isaac sent them away, and they de- brought them to his mother: and his parted from him in peace,

mother made savoury meat, such as .32. And it came to pass the same day, his father loved. that Isaac's servants came, and told 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment him concerning the well which they of her eldest son Esau, which were with had digged, and said unto him, we her in the house, and put them upon have found water.

Jacob her younger son : 33 And he called it Shebah: there. 16 And she put the skins of the kids fore the name of the city is Beer-sheba of the goats upon his hands, and upon unto this day.

the smooth of his neck: 34 | And Esau was forty years old 17 And she gave the savoury meat when he took to wife Judith the daugh- and the bread, which she had prepared, ter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath into the hand of her son Jacob. the daughter of Elon th., Hittite:

18 | And he came unto his father, 35 Which were a gr.ef of mind unto and said, My father: and he said, Here Isaac and to Rebekah.

am I; who art thou, my son ?

19 And Jacob said unto his father, CHAPTER XXVII.

I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Jacob, in according as thou badest me: arise, I structed by Rebekah, 15 obtaineth the blessing, pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, 34 Esau complaineth, and by importunity ob that thy soul may bless me. taineth a blessing. 41 He threateneth Jacob's 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How life. 43 Rebekah sendeth Jacob to Laban.

is it that thou hast found it so quickly, ND it came to pass, that when Isaac my son? And he said, Because the that he could not see, he called Esau 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come his eldest son, and said unto him, My near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, son: and he said unto him, Behold, my son, whether thou be my very son here am I.

Esau or not. 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac I know not the day of my death : his father; and he felt luim, and said, 1 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy The voice is Jacob's voice, but the weapons, thy quiver arı. thy bow, and hands are the hands of Esan. go out to the field, and take me some 23 And he discerned him not, becauso venison ;

his hands were hairy, as his brother 4 And inake me savoury meat, such as Esau's hands: so he blessed him. I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; 24 And he said, Art thou my very son that my soul may bless thee before I die. Esau? And he said, I am.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, spake to Esau his son. And Esau went I and I will eat of my son's venison, that


obtaineth the blessing. GENESIS. His life is threatened. my soul may bless thee. And he brought have the dominion, that thou shalt it near to him, and he did eat: and he break his yoke from off thy neck. brought him wine, and he drank. 41 And Esau hated Jacob because

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, of the blessing wherewith his father Come near now, and kiss me, my son. blessed him: and Esau said in his heart,

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

son were told to Rebekah : and she sent 28 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, Behold, thy brother and plenty of corn and wine :

Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort 29 Let people serve thee, and nations himself, 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, flee thou to Laban down to thee: cursed be every one that my brother to Haran; curseth thee, and blessed be he that 44 And tarry with him a few days, blesseth thee.

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

in one day? 31 And he also had made savoury 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am meat, and brought it unto his father, weary of my life because of the daughand said unto his father, Let my father ters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of arise, and eat of his son's venison, that the daughters of Heth, such as these thy soul may bless nie.

which are of the daughters of the land, 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, what good shall my life do ne? Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau.

CHAPTER XXVIII. 33 And Isaac trembled very exceed- Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to Padaningly, and said, Who? where is he aram. 6 Esau marrieth the daughter of Ishthat hath taken venison, and brought it

mael. 10 The vision of Jacob's ladder. 18 me, and I have eaten of all before thou

The stone of Beth-el. 20 Jacob's vow. camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.

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ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed 34 And when Esau heard the words to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of of his father, he cried with a great and the daughters of Canaan. exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house father, Bless me, even me also, O my of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take father.

thee a wife from thence of the daugh35 And he said, Thy brother came ters of Laban thy mother's brother. with subtilty, and hath taken away thy 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and blessing

make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, 36 And he said, Is not he rightly that thou mayest be a multitude of peonamed Jacob? for he hath supplanted ple; me these two times: he took away my 4 And give thee the blessing of Abrabirthright; and, behold, now he hath ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; taken away my blessing. And he said, that thou mayest inherit the land Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? | wherein thou art a stranger, which

37 And Isaac answered and said unto God gave unto Abraham. Esau, Behold, I have made him thy 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he lord, and all his brethren have I given went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of to him for servants; and with corn and Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rewine have I sustained him: and what bekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. shall I do now unto thee, my son ? 6 [ When Esau saw that Isaac had 38 And Esau said unto his father, blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Padan-aram, to take him a wife from bless me, even me also, O my father. thence; and that as he blessed him he And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept, gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt

39 And Isaac his father answered and not take a wife of the daughters of Casaid unto him, Behold, thy dwelling naan; shall be the fatness of the earth, and of 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father the dew of heaven from above;

and his mother, and was gone to Padan40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, aram; and shalt serve thy brother and it 8 And Esan seeing that the daughters snall come to pass when thou shalt 1 of Canaan pleased not Isaac his fathe

Jacob's vision.


Jacob in Haran. 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael and 2 And he looked, and behold a well in took, unto the wives which he had, the field, and, lo, there were three flocks Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael of sheep lying by it; for out of that well Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, they watered the flocks: and a great to be his wife.

stone was upon the well's mouth. 10 And Jacob went out from Beer 3 And thither were all the flocks gathsheba, and went toward Haran.

ered: and they rolled the stone from 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, the well's mouth, and watered the and tarried there all night, because the sheep, and put the stone again upon the sun was set; and he took of the stones well's niouth in his place. of that place, and put them for his pil 4 And Jacob said unto them, My lows, and lay down in that place to sleep. brethren, whence be ye? And they said, 12 And lie dreamed, and behold a lad. Of Haran are we. der set up on the earth, and the top of 5 And he said unto them, Know ye it reached to heaven: and behold the Laban the son of Nahor? And they angels of God ascending and descend- said, We know him. ing on it.

6 And he said unto them, Is he well? .13 And, behold, the LORD stood above and they said, He is well: and, behold, it, and said, I am the LORD God of Rachel his daughter cometh with the Abraham thy father, and the God of sheep. Isaac : the land whereon thou liest, to 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, thee will I give it, and to thy seed; neither is it time that the cattle should

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust be gathered together: water ye the of the earth; and thou shalt spread sheep, and go and feed them. abroad to the west, and to the east, and 8 And they said, We cannot, until all to the north, and to the south: and in the flocks be gathered together, and till thee and in thy seed shall all the fami- they roll the stone from the well's lies of the earth be blessed.

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

mother's brother, and the sheep of La• 16 7 And Jacob awaked out of his ban his mother's brother, that Jacob sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is went near, and rolled the stone from in this place; and I knew it not. the well's mouth, and watered the fuck 17 And he was afraid, and said, How of Laban his mother's brother. dreadfal is this place! this is none oth 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifter but the house of God, and this is the ed up his voice, and wept. gate of heaven.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was 18 And Jacob rose up early in the her father's brother, and that he was morning, and took the stone that he Rebekah's son: and she ran and tola had put for his pillows, and set it up for a her father. pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 13 And it came to pass, when Laban

19 And he called the name of that heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's place Beth-el: but the name of that son, that he ran to meet him, and emcity was called Luz at the first.

braced him, and kissed him, and brought 20 And Jacob vowed a yow, saying, If him to his house. And he told Laban God will be with me, and will keep me all these things. in this way that I go, and will give me 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou bread to eat, and raiment to put on, art my bone and my flesh. And he abode

21 so that I come again to my father's with him the space of a month., house in peace; then shall the LORD 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Bebe my God :

cause thou art my brother, shouldest 22 And this stone, which I have set thou therefore serve me for nought? for a pillar, shall be God's house : and tell me, what shall thy wages be? of all that thou shalt give me I will 16 And Laban had two daughters; tho burely give the tenth unto thee.

name of the elder was Leah, and the

name of the younger was Rachel. CHAPTER XXIX.

17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He meet-was beautiful and well favoured. eth Rachel ; 13 and is entertained by Laban. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, 18 He covenanteth for Rachel, 23 but is deceiv, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel ed with Leah. 28 Me marrieth also Rachel, and thy younger daughter. serveth for her seven years more, 32 Leah bear 19 And Laban said, It is better that I eth Reuben, 33 Simeon, 34 Levi, 35 and Judah.

give her to thee, than that I should give HEN Jacob went on his journey, her to another man: abide with me.

20 And Jacob served seven years for Ple of the east.

Rachel; and they seemed into him

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Jacob's marriage.


Birth of his sons. but a few days, for the love he had to her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give ther

me children, or else I die. 21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, against Rachel; and he said, am I in that I may go in unto her.

God's stead, who hath withheld from - 22 And Laban gathered together all thee the fruit of the womb? the men of the place, and made a feast. 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bil.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, hah, go in unto her; and she shall bear that he took Leah his daughter, and upon my knees, that I may also have brought her to him; and he went in children by her. vunto her.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. Leah Zilpah his maid for a handmaid. 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Ja525 And it came to pass, that in the cob a son. morning, behold, it was Leah: and he 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged said to Laban, What is this thou hast me, and hath also heard my voice, and done unto me? did not I serve with hath given me a son: therefore called thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast she his name Dan. thou beguiled me?

7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived 26 And Lahan said, It must not be again, and bare Jacob a second son. so done in our country, to give the 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestyounger before the firstborn.

lings have I wrestled with my sister, 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give and I have prevailed: and she called thee this also for the service which his name Naphtali. thou shalt serve with me yet seven 9 When Leah saw that she had left other years.

bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and a 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her gave her Jacob to wife. week: and he gave him Rachel his 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob daughter to wife also.

a son. 229 And Lahan gave to Rachel his 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be she called his name Gau. her maid.

12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, a second son. and he loved also Rachel more than 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the Leah, and served with him yet seven daughters will call me blessed: and she other years.

called his name Asher. 31. And when the LORD saw that 14 And Reuben went in the days Leah was hated, he open her womb : of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes -but Rachel was barren.

in the field, and brought them unto his 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a mother Leah. Then Rachel said to son; and she called his name Reuben: Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's

Yor she said, Surely the LORD hath mandrakes. looked upon my amiction; now there 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small fore my husband will love me.

matter that thou hast taken my hus33 And she conceived again, and bare band ? and wouldest thou take away my a son; and said, Because the LORD hath son's mandrakes also ? And Rachel heard that I was hated, he hath there- said, Therefore he shall lie with thee fore given me this son also: and she to night for thy son's mandrakes. called his name Simeon.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in 34 And she conceived again, and bare the evening, and Leah went out to a son; and said, Now this time will my meet him, and said, Thou must come in husband be joined unto me, because I unto me; for surely I have hired thee

have borne him three sons: therefore with my son's mandrakes. And he lay * was his name called Levi.

with her that night. 35 And she conceived again, and bare 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and à son; and she said, Now will I praise she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth the LORD! therefore she called his son. name Judah ; and left bearing.

18 And Leah said, God hath given me

niy hire, because I have given my maidCHAPTER XXX.

en to my husband : and she called his Racket giveth Bilhak her maid unto Jacob. 5 name Issachar. She beareth Dan and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth 19 And Leah conceived again, and

Zupah her maid, ih, beareth Gad and Asher, bare Jacob the sixth son. 1. 14'Leah beareth Issachar, Zebutun, and Di 20 And Leah said, God hath endued

nah. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob me with a good dowry; now will my I denireth to depart. 21 Laban stayeth him on husband dwell with me, because I have sa nero covenant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby borne him six cons: and she called his he became rich,

narne Zebulun. ND when Rachel saw that she bare 21 And afterwards she bare a daugh

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Jacob leaveth him. 22 And God remembered Rachel, 1 pilled before the flocks in the gutters in and God hearkened to her, and opened the watering troughs when the flocks her womb.

came to drink, that they should con 23 And she conceived, and bare a son; ceive when they came to drink. and said, God hath taken away my re 39 And the flocks conceived before the proach:

rods, and brought forth cattle ring24 And she called his name Joseph; streaked, speckled, and spotted. And said, The LORD sliall add to me an 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs other son.

and set the faces of the flocks toward 25 T And it came to pass, when Ra- the ringstreaked, and all the brown in chel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said the flock of Laban; and he put his own unto Laban, Send me away, that I may flocks by theniselves, and put them not go unto mine own place, and to my unto Laban's cattle. country.

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

conceive among the rods. 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he thee, if I have found favour in thine put then not in: so the feebler were Laeyes, tarry: for I have learned by ex ban's, and the stronger Jacob's. perience that the LORD hath blessed me 43 And the man increased exceedingfor thy sake.

ly, and had much cattle, and maidserv28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, ants, and menservants, and camels, and and I will give it.

asses. 29 And he said unto him, Thou know

CHAPTER XXXI. est how I have served thee, and how Jacob departeth secretly from Laban. 19 Rachel thy cattle was with me.

stealeth her father's images. 29 Laban pur30 For it was little which thou hadst sueth after Jacob, 26 and complaineth of the before I came, and it is now increased wrong. 34 Rachel's policy to hide the images. unto a multitude; and the LORD hath 36 Jacob's complaint of Labuan. 43 The cuo blessed thee since my coming: and now,

enant of Laban and Jacub at Galeed. when shall I provide for mine own house also ?


sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away 31 And he said, What shall I give all that was our father's; and of that thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not which was our father's hath he gotten give me any thing: if thou wilt do this all this glory: thing for me, I will again feed and keep 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance thy flock.

of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward 32 I will pass through all thy flock to him as before. day, removing from thence all the speck 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Reled and spotted cattle, and all the brown turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to cattle among the sheep, and the spotted thy kindred; and I will be with thee. and speckled aniong the goats: and of 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel such shall be my hire.

and Leah to the field unto his flock, 33 So shall my righteousness answer 5 And said unto them, I see your fafor me in time to come, when it shall ther's countenance, that it is not toward come for my hire before thy face : ev me as before; but the God of my father ery one that is not speckled and spotted hath been with me. among the goats, and brown among the 6 And ye know that with all my powsheep, that shall be counted stolen with er I have served your father.

7 And your father hath deceived me, 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would and changed my wages ten times; but it might be according to thy word. God suffered him not to hurt me.

35 And he removed that day the he & If he said thus, The speckled shall goats that were ringstreaked and spot- be thy wages; then all the cattle bare? ted, and all the she goats that were speckled: and if he said thus, The ringspeckled and spotted, and every one that streaked shall be thy hire; then baro had some white in it, and all the brown all the cattle ringstreaked. among the sheep, and gave them into the 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle hand of 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 that twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the cattle conceived, that I lifted up the rest of Latun's flocks.

mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, be37 | And Jacob took him rods of green hold, the rams which leaped upon the poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut cattle were ringstreaked, speckled, and tree; and pilled white streaks in them, grizzled. and made the white appear which was 11 And the angel of God spake unto in the rods.

me in a rlream, saying, Jacob: and I ?8 And he set the rods which he had said, Hert am I.


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