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Jacob, departing secretly,

ban: and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

41 And it came to pass whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

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r ch. 2.24.

is pursued after by Laban from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and said unto him, r Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15 Are we not counted of him sch. 29. 15, strangers? for she hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our



+ Heb. teraphim. Judg. 17.5. 16.1 Sam. 19.13.


3 And the LORD said unto Ja-Heb.asyescob, d Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

terday and the day be

fore. I Sam. 19. 7.

his [20, 21. & 32.


4 And Jacob sent and called Ra-d ch. 28. 15, chel and Leah to the field unto flock,

5 And said unto them, eI see e ver. 2. your father's countenance, that it

is not toward me as before: but the

God of my father fhath been with ❘f ver. 3.

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Hos: 3. 4.

t ch. 35. 2.

+ Heb. the heart of Laban. uch. 46. 28. 2 Kings 12. 17, Luke 9. 51. 53.

x ch. 13. 8.

y ch. 20. 3. Job 33. 15. Matt. 1. 20.

z ch. 24. 50. Heb. from good to bad.



16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his scns and his wives upon camels;

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram; for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the ftimages that were her father's.

20 And Jacob stole away † unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day, that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey: and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

24 And God y came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob feither good or bad.

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, a 1 Sam. 30. and a carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword? 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

t Heb. hast

9 Thus God hath mtaken away m ver. 1, 16. stolen me. the cattle of your father, and given

them to me.

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And n the angel of God spaken ch. 48. 16. unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine

eyes and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have o Ex. 3. 7. seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, p ch. 28. 18, P where thou anointedst the pillar, 19, 20., and where thou vowedst a vow ch. 32. 9. q ver. 3. unto me: now q arise, get thee out

b ver. 55.

Ruth 1.9, 14. 1 Kings 19. 20. Acts 20.


c 1 Sam. 13. 13. 2 Chr. 16.


d ver. 53.

ch. 28. 13. e ver. 24.

f ver. 19. Judg. 18. 24.

28 And hast not suffered me bto kiss my sons, and my daughters ? e thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the d God of your father spake unto me e yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house yet wherefore hast thou fstolen my gods?

31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid;

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34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but Heb. felt. found them not.

35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.

36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered, and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren, and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy shegoats have not cast their young, and the rums of thy flock have I

not eaten.

h Ex. 20. 12. Lev. 19. 32.

Before CHRIST 1739.

It ch. 28. 18.

That is, the

heap of witness. Chald. That is, the heap of wit ness. Heb. u Josh. 24. 27.

x Judg. 11. 29. 1 Sam. 7.5.

That is, a beacon, or, watchtower.

y ch. 16. 5. z ch. 21. 23. ja ver. 42. Or, killed beasts.

b ch. 28. 1. k Ex. 22. 12. c ch. 18. 33.

39 That which was torn of beasts, i Ex. 22. 10, I brought not unto thee; I bare the &c. loss of it; of k my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

41 Thus have I been twenty

years in thy house: Iserved thee 1 ch. 29. 27, fourteen years for thy two daugh- 28. ters, and six years for thy cattle:

and m thou hast changed my wages m ver. 7.

ten times.

Ps. 124.1,2. ver. 53. Is. 8. 13.

& 30. 25.

a Ps. 91. 11. Heb. 1. 14.

b Josh. 5. 14. Ps. 103. 21. & 148. 2.

Luke 2. 13.

42 n Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. p God hath seen mine affliction, pch. 29. 32. That is, and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

43 And Laban answered, and aid unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine; and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have borne ?

Ex. 3. 7. q 1 Chr. 12. 17. Jude 9.

44 Now therefore come thou, rlet r ch. 26. 28. us make a covenant, I and thou;

and let it be for a witness betweens Josh 24.27. me and thee.

two hosts, or, camps. c ch. 33. 14, 16.

d ch. 36. 6, 7, 8. Deut. 2. 5. Josh. 24. 4.

+Heb. field. e Prov. 15. 1.

f ch. 30. 43.

g ch. 33. 8, 15

Jacob's covenant with Laban 45 And Jacob t took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

47 And Laban called it || Jegarsabadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed:

48 And Laban said, u This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:


49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

50 If thou shalt afflict my daugh ters, or if thou shalt take other wives besides my daughters; no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, y judge betwixt us. And Jacob zsware by a the Fear of his father Isaac.


54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and bblessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.


1 Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. 3 His message to Esau. 6 He is afraid of Esau's coming. 9 He prayeth for deliverance. 13 He sendeth a present to Fsau. 24 He wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, where he is called Israel. 31 He halteth.

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91k And Jacob said, 10 God of k Ps. 50. 15. my father Abraham, and God 1 ch. 28. 13. of my father Isaac, the LORD

m which saidst unto me, Return m ch. 31. 3, unto thy country, and to thy kin-13. dred, and I will deal well with thee:

Heb. I am

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the less than all, truth, which thou hast shewed un-c. to thy servant: for with my staff nch. 24. 27. I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands.

11 p Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and q the mother † with the children. 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

13 And he lodged there that same night, and took of that which

o Job 8. 7.

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+Heb.caused to pass.

xHos. 12.3,4. Eph. 6. 12. Heb. ascending of themorning. y See Matt. 26. 41.

2 Cor. 12. 7.

7. See Luke

24. 28.

Jacob's name is changed. 23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

24 And Jacob was left alone; and there xwrestled a man with him, until the † breaking of the day.

25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh: and y the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh and he said,


a Hos. 12. 4. I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

b ch. 35. 10. 2 Kings 17. 34.

That is, a prince of God.

c Hos. 12.3,4.

d ch. 25. 31.

& 27. 33.
e Judg. 13.

Ps. 59. 1, 2. 18.


Hos. 10.14. Heb. upon. ch. 28. 13,

14, 15.

came to his hand sa present forsch. 43. 11. Esau his brother;

14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes

and twenty rams,

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?

18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's: it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and behold also he is behind us.

19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him."

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept t of me.

Prov. 18. 16.

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21 So went the present over be-face. Job 42. fore him; and himself lodged that 8, 9. night in the company.

22 And he rose up that night, and

took his two wives, and his two wo

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men-servants, and his eleven sons, Deut. 3.16. band to thee? and passed over the ford Jabbok."

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

28 And he said, b Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but || Is rael: for as a prince hast thou c power with God, and d with men, and hast prevailed.

29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name: and he said, e Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my naine? And he blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place || Peniel: for f I have seen God face to face, and my life is pre served.

31 And as he passed over Penuel, the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.


1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting. 17 Jacob cometh to Succoth. 18 At Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar called El-Elohe-Israel.

AND Jacob lifted up his eyes,

and looked, and behold, a Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

3 And he passed over before them, and bbowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

4 c And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, d and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children e which God hath graciously given thy servant.

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed them selves; and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed them selves.

8 And he said, † What meanest

Jacob and Esau's meeting.

thou by fall this drove which I met ? And he said, These are g to find grace in the sight of my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.


10 And Jacob said, Nay, I thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

11 Take, I pray thee, i my bless-i ing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough: kand he urged him, and he took it. 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me, and if men should over-drive them one day, all the flock will die.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according † as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure; until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me: And he said, † What needeth it? m Let me find grace in the sight of my lord.

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fch. 32. 16. g ch. 32. 5. f Heb. be that to thee that is thine.

h ch. 43. 3. 2 Sam. 3. 13. & 14. 24, 28, 32. Matt. 18.] 10.


Judg. 1. 15. 1 Sam.25.27. & 30. 26. Kings 5.15.

+ Heb. all Phil. 4. 18. things. k 2 Kings 5.


Heb. according to the foot of the work, &c. and ac

cording to the foot of


CHRIST cir. 1732.

The Shechemites circumcised, father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: (now his sons were with his cattle in the f1 Sam. 10. field: and Jacob fheld his peace until they were come.)

27. 2 Sam. 13. 20.

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A ch. 13. 9.

& 20. 15. 1 ch. 42. 31. in ch. 47. 27.

the children.n Ex. 22. 16, ch. 32. 3. 17. Deut. 22.

↑ Heb. set, or, place.

16 So Esau returned that day+ Heb. on his way unto Seir.


17 And Jacob journeyed to n Suc-is this? coth, and built him an house, and

made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

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


1 Sam. 18.25.

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

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it and the men were grieved, and they g were very wroth, because he hhad wrought folly in Israel, in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.'

8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son 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


10 And ye shall dwell with us: and k the land shall be before you dwell and trade ye therein, and m get you possessions therein.'"

11 And Shechem said unto her father, and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me, I will give.

12 Ask me never so much n dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his

mch. 34. 11. See 2 Sam. father deceitfully, and said, Because he had defiled Dinah their

& 47. 25. Ruth 2. 13.

Josh.13.27. Judg. 8. 5. P. 60. 6. That is,

John 3. 23. Called, Acts 7. 16, Sychem. Josh. 24. 1.


19 And q he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of || HaJudg. 9. 1. mor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.

20 And he erected there an altar, and r called it || El-Elohe-Israel. CHAPTER XXXIV.

1 Dinah is ravished by Shechem. 4 He sueth to marry her. 13 The sons of Jacob offer the condition of circumcision to the Shechemites. 20 Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it. 25 The sons of Jacob upon that advantage slay them, 27 and spoil their city. 30 Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi.

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13. 24, &c.


14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised: p Josh. 5. 9. for that were a reproach unto


15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

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 circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem, Hamor's son. 19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter and q2 Chr. 4. 9. he was a more honourable than all the house of his father.

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

21 These 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 daughters

Rachel dieth in travail.

their hand, and all their iear-rings
CHRIST which were in their ears; aud Ja-
cob hid them under k the oak which
was by Shechem.

r ch. 17. 5.

Is ch. 32. 28.

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and

Levi, t Ye have troubled me x tot ch. 49. 6.

make me to stink among the inha-u Josh. 7. 25.

bitants of the land, among the Ca-x Ex. 5. 21.

naanites, and the Perizzites: y and 1 Sam. 13. 4.

I being few in number, they shall y Deut. 4.27. y ch. 28. 18.

gather themselves together against

me, and slay me, and I shall be
destroyed, I and my house.

31 And they said, Should he deal

with our sister as with an harlot ?


1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He
purgeth his house of idols. 6 Hebuild-
eth an altar at Beth-el. 8 Deborah dieth
at Allon-bachuth. 9 God blesseth Jacob
at Beth-el. It Rachel travaileth of!
Benjamin, and dieth. in the way to Edar.
22 Reuben lieth with Bihah. 23 The
sons of Jacob. 27 Jacob cometh to Isaac
at Hebron. 28 The age, death, and bu-
rial of Isaac.

AND God said unto Jacob, A-

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12 And the land w which I gave

Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will

give it, and to thy seed after thee

will I give the land.

13 And God x went up from him,

in the place where he talked with


14 And Jacob y set up a pillar in

the place where he talked with
him, even a pillar of stone: and he
poured a drink-offering thereon,
and he poured oil thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of
the place where God spake with
z ch. 28. 19. him, z Beth-el.

4 household, and to all that wered ch. 18. 19.
with him, Put away e the strange Josh. 24. 15.
gods that are among you, and f beech. 31. 19,
clean and change your garments:
3 And let us arise, and go up to 7. 3.
Beth-el; and I will make there an Ex. 19. 10.
akar unto God, g who answered meg ch.32.7, 49. 4.
in the day of my distress, h and was Ps. 107. 6.
with me in the way which I went. h ch. 28. 20.
4 And they gave unto Jacob all & 31. 3, 42.

the strange gods which were in

16 And they journeyed from

Beth-el; and there was but a
little way to come to Ephrath:
and Rachel travailed, and she had
hard labour.

17 And it came to pass when she

was in hard labour, that the mid-

wife said unto her, Fear not; a thou

shalt have this son also.

18 And it came to pass as her

soul was in departing, (for she
died,) that she called his name
|| Ben-oni: but his father called
him || Benjamin.

19 And b Rachel died, and was
buried in the way to Ephrath,

which is Beth-lehem.

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon
her grave: that is the pillar of
Rachel's grave d unto this day.
21 And Israel journeyed, and
spread his tent beyond e the tower
of Edar.

22 And it came to pass, when Is-
rael dwelt in that land, that Reu-
ben went and flay with Bilhah
his father's concubine: and Israel

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