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58. And they called Rebekah, and said of Abraham's life, which he lived, a hununto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And dred three score and fifteen years. she said, I will go.

8. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and 59. And they sent away Rebekah their died in a good old age, an old man, and sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's ser- full of years; and was gathered to his vant, and his men.

people. 60. And they blessed Rebekah, and said 9. And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried unto her, Thou art our sister; be thou the him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field mother of thousands of millions, and let thy of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, seed possess the gate of those which hate which is before Mamre; them.

10. The field which Abraham purchased 61. And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham and they rode upon the camels, and fol- buried, and Sarah his wife. lowed the man; and the servant took Re- 11. And it came to pass, after the death bekah, and went his way.

of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac : 62. And Isaac came from the way of the and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south 12. 1 Now these are the generations of country.

Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the 63. And Isaac went out to meditate in Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto the field at the even-tide ; and he lifted up Abraham. his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels 13. And these are the names of the sons were coming.

of Ishmael, by their names, according to 64. And Rebekah lifted up her eyes; and their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and camel.

Mibsam. 65. For she had said unto the servant, 14. And Mishma, and Dumah, and What man is this that walketh in the field Massa, to meet us! And the servant had said, It 15. Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, is my master: therefore she took a veil and and Kedemah: covered herself.

16. These are the sons of Ishmael, and 66. And the servant told Isaac all things these are their names, by their towns, and that he had done.

by their castles; twelve princes according 67. And Isaac brought her into his mo-to their nations. ther Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and 17. And these are the years of the life she became his wife, and he loved her: of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven and Isaac was comforted after his mother's years: and he gave up the ghost, and died,

and was gathered unto his people. CHAP. XXV.

18. And they dwelt from Havilah unto 2 The sons of Abraham by Keturah : ; His age and death. Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest Rebekah, being barren. 44 The birth of Esau and Jacob. towards Assyria : and he died in the preEsou selleth his birthright.

sence of all his brethren. 1. THEN again Abraham took a wife, 19. And these are the generations of and her name was Keturah.

Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat 2. And she bare him Zimran, and Jok-Isaac: shan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, 20. And Isaac was forty years old when and Shuah.

he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of 3. And Jokshan begat Sheba and Dedan. Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, sister to Laban the Syrian. Letushim, and Leummim.

21. And Isaac, entreated the LORD for 4. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and his wife, because she was barren: and the Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and El- LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah daah. All these were the children of Keturah. his wife conceived.

5. And Abraham gave .all that he had 22. And the children struggled together unto Isaac.

within her: and she said, If it be so, why 6. But unto the sons of the concubines, am I thus? And she went to inquire of which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, the LORD. and sent them away from Isaac his son 23. And the LORD said unto her, Two (while he yet lived) eastward, unto the east nations are in thy womb, and two manner country.

of people shall be separated from thy bow7. And these are the days of the years || els: and the one people shall be stronger



than the other people; and the elder shall 7. And the men of the place asked him serve the younger.

of his wife: and he said, She is my sister : for 24. And when her days to be delivered he feared to say, She is my wife ; lest, said were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in he, the men of the place should kill me for her womb.

Rebekah, because she was fair to look upon. 25. And the first came out red, all over 8. And it came to pass, when he had like a hairy garment; and they called his been there a long time, that Abimelech, name Esau.

king of the Philistines, looked out at a 26. And after that came his brother out, window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; sporting with Rebekah his wife. and his name was called Jacob: and 9. And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Isaac was threescore years old when she Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and bare them.

how saidst thou, She is my sister? And 27. And the boys grew: and Esau was Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest 1 a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and die for her. Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. 10. And Abimelech said, What is this

28. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did thou hast done unto us? one of the people eat of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob. might lightly have lien with thy wife, and

29. 1 And Jacob sod pottage: And Esau thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon came from the field, and he was faint.

30. And Esau said to Jacob, feed me, I 11. And Abimelech charged all his peopray thee, with that same red pottage ; forple, saying, He that toucheth this man, or I am faint : therefore was his name called his wife, shall surely be put to death. Edom.

12. 1 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and 31. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy received in the same year a hundred-fold : birthright.

and the LORD blessed him. 32. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the 13. And the man waxed great, and point to die: and what profit shall this birth- went forward, and grew until he became right do to me?

very great : 33. And Jacob said, Swear to me this 14. For he had possession of flocks, and day; and he sware unto him: and he sold possession of herds, and great store of serhis birthright unto Jacob.

vants. And the Philistines envied him. 34. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and 15. For all the wells which his father's pottage of lentiles ; and he did eat and servants had digged, in the days of Abraham drink, and rose up, and went his way. Thus his father, the Philistines had stopped them, Esau despised his birthright.

and filled them with earth. CHAP. XXVI.

16. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go 1 Isaac because of famine goeth to Gerar. 26 Abimelech from us; for thou art much mightier than we. maketh a covenant with him at Beer-sheba.

17. And Isaac departed thence, and 1. ND there was a famine in the land, pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and

besides the first famine that was in dwelt there. the days of Abraham. And Isaac went 18. And Isaac digged again the wells of unto Abimelech king of the Philistines, unto water which they had digged in the days Gerar.

of Abraham his father; for the Philistines 2. And the LORD appeared unto him, had stopped them after the death of Abraand said, Go not down into. Egypt; dwell ham: and he called their names after the in the land which I shall tell thee of.

names by which his father had called them, 3. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with 19. And Isaac's servants digged in the thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and valley, and found there a well of springing unto thy seed, I will give all these countries; water. and I will perform the oath which I sware 20. And the herdmen of Gerar did strive unto Abraham thy father:

with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is 4. And I will make thy seed to multiply ours: and he called the name of the well as the stars of heaven, and will give unto Esek; because they strove with him. thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed 21. And they digged another well, and shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;strove for that also: and he called the

5. Because that Abraham obeyed my name of it Sitnah. voice, and kept my charge, my command- 22. And he removed from thence, and dig. ments, my statutes, and my laws.

ged another well, and for that they strove 6, 1 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

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both; and he said, For now the Lord hath || out to the field, and take me some venison; made room for us, and we shall be fruitful 4. And make me savoury meat, such as in the land.

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

5. And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake 24. And the LORD appeared unto him the to Esau his son. And Esau went to the same night, and said, I am the God of Abra- field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. ham thy father; fear not, for I am with thee, 6. 1 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed, son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father for my servant Abraham's sake.

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

8. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, 26. Then Abimelech went to him from according to that which I command thee: Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and 9. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from Phichol the chief captain of his army. thence two good kids of the goats; and I will

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

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

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

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

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

15. And Rebekah took goodly raiment of 32. And it came to pass the same day, her eldest son Esau, whïch were with her in that Isaac's servants came and told him the house, and put them upon Jacob her concerning the well which they had digged, younger son : and said unto him, We have found water. 16. And she put the skins of the kids of

33. And he called it Sheba : therefore the the goats upon his hands, and upon the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. smooth of his neck.

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

18. And he came unto his father, and 35. Which were a grief of mind unto said, My father: and he said, Here am I; Isaac and to Rebekah.

who art thou, my son? CHAP. XXVII.

19. And Jacob said unto his father, I 1 Isase sendeth Esau for venison., 6 Rebekah instructeth am Esau thy first-born; I have done acJacob to oblain the blessing. 34 Esau complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing.

cording as thou badest me: arise, I pray 1. ND it came to pass, that when Isaac thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy

was old, and his eyes were dim, so soul may bless me. that he could not see, he called Esau his 20. And Isaac said unto his son, How is eldest son, and said unto him, My son: And it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? be said unto him, Behold, here am I. And he said, Because the LORD thy God

2. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I brought it to me. know not the day of my death:

21. And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come 3. Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy near, 1 pray thee, that I may feel thee, my weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go son,whether thou be my very son Esau or not.


22. And Jacob went near unto Isaac | Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, his father; and he felt him, and said, The and all his brethren have I given to him for voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are servants; and with corn and wine have I the hands of Esau.

sustained him: and what shall I do now 23. And he discerned him not, because unto thee, my son? his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's 38. And Esau said unto his father, Hast hands : so he blessed him.

thou but one blessing, my father? Bless 24. And he said, Art thou my very son me, even me also, O my father! And Esau Esau? And he said, 1 am.

lift up his voice, and wept. 25. And he said, Bring it near to me, and 39. And Isaac his father answered and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall may bless thee. . And he brought it near to be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew him, and he did eat: and he brought him of heaven from above. wine, and he drank.

40. And by thy sword shalt thou live, 26. And his father Isaac said unto him, and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall Come near now,

and kiss me, my son. come to pass, when thou shalt have the do27. And he came near, and kissed him: minion, that thou shalt break his yoke from and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and off thy neck. blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my 41. 1 And Esau hated Jacob, because of son is as the smell of a field which the the blessing wherewith his father blessed Lord hath blessed.

him: and Esau said in his heart, The days 28. Therefore God give thee of the dew of mourning for my father are at hand, of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, then will I slay my brother Jacob. and plenty of corn and wine:

42. And these words of Esau her elder son 29. Let people serve thee, and nations were told to Rebekah. And she sent and bow down to thee: be lord over thy bre-called Jacob her younger son, and said unthren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touchto thee: cursed be every one that cursething thee, doth comfort himself, purposing thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. to kill thee. 30. And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac

43. Now, therefore, my son, obey my had made an end of blessing Jacob, and voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the brother, to Haran; presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his 44. And tarry with him a few days, until brother came in from his hunting.

thy brother's fury turn away; 31. And he also had made savoury meat,

45. Until thy brother's anger turn away and brought it unto his father, and said unto from thee, and he forget that which thou his father, Let my father arise, and eat of hast done to him: then I will send and his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me. fetch thee from thence. Why should I be

32. And Isaac his father said unto him, deprived also of you both in one day? Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, 46. And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am thy first-born, Esau.

weary of my life because of the daugh33. And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, ters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the and said, Who? Where is he that hath daughters of Heth, such as these which are taken venison, and brought it me, and I of the daughters of the land, what good have eaten of all before thou camest, and shall my life do me? have blessed him? Yea, and he shall be

CHAP. XXVIII. blessed.

1 Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to Padan-aram.

12 The vision of Jacob's ladder. 18 The stone of Beth-el. 34. And when Esau heard the words of 20 Jacob's voro. his father, he cried with a great and ex-1. ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, him, and charged him, and said unto Bless me, even me also, O my father! him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the

35. And he said, Thy brother came with daughters of Canaan. subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing, 2. Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house

36. And he said, Is not he rightly named of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take Jacob? For he hath supplanted me these thee a wife from thence of the daughters of two times: he took away my birthright ; Laban, thy mother's brother. and, behold, now he hath taken away my 3. And God Almighty bless thee, and blessing. And he said, Hast thou not re- make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that served a blessing for me?

thou mayest be a multitude of people; 37. And Isaac answered and said unto 4. And give thee the blessing of Abra

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ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that 19. And he called the name of that place thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou Bethel: but the name of that city was art a stranger, which God gave unto Abra- called Luz at the first. ham

20. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, 5. And Isaac sent away Jacob: and heIf God will be with me, and will keep me went to Padan-aram, unto Laban, son of in this way that I go, and will give me bread Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebe- to eat, and raiment to put on, kah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

21. So that I come again to my father's 6. When Esau saw that Isaac had bless- || house in peace, then shall the Lord be ed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan- my God: aram, to take him a wise from thence; and 22. And this stone, which I have set for that, as he blessed him, he gave him a a pillar, shall be God's house and of all charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife that thou shalt give me, I will surely give of the daughters of Canaan;

the tenth unto thee. 7. And that Jacob obeyed his father and

CHAP. XXIX. his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram. 1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran : 28 He covenanteth for

Rachel : 23 He is deceived with Leah: 28 He marrieth 3. And Esau seeing that the daughters of also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more. Canaan pleased not Isaac his father ; 1. THEN Jacob went on his journey, and

9. Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and came into the land of the people of took unto the wives which he had, Mahalath the east. the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the 2. And he looked, and behold a well in sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of 10. | And Jacob went out from Beer-sheep lying by it; for out of that well they sheba, and went toward Haran.

watered the flocks: and a great stone was 11. And he lighted upon a certain place, upon the well's mouth. and tarried there all night, because the sun 3. And thither were all the flocks gatherwas set: and he took of the stones of ed: and they rolled the stone from the well's that place, and put them for his pillows, mouth, and watered the sheep, and put and lay down in that place to sleep. the stone again upon the well's mouth in

12. And he dreamed, and, behold, a lad- his place. der set upon the earth, and the top of it 4. And Jacob said unto them, My brereached to heaven: and, behold, the an- | thren, whence be ye? and they said, Of gels of God ascending and descending on it. | Haran are we.

13. And, behold, the LORD stood above 5. And he said unto them, Know ye it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abra-Laban the son of Nahor ? And they said, ham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the We know him. land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give 6. And he said unto them, Is he well ? it, and to thy seed.

And they said, He is well; and, behold, 14. And thy seed shall be as the dust Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad 7. And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, to the west, and to the east, and to the neither is it time that the caitle should be north, and to the south: and in thee, and gathered together: water ye the sheep, and in thy seed, shall all the families of the go and feed them. earth be blessed.

8. And they said, We cannot until all 15. And, behold, I am with thee, and the flocks be gathered together, and till will keep thee in all places whither thou they roll the stone from the well's mouth; goest, and will bring thee again into this then we water the sheep. land: for I will not leave thee, until I have 9. And while he yet spake with them, done that which I have spoken to thee of. Rachel came with her father's sheep; for

16. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, she kept them. and he said, Surely the LORD is in this 10. And it came to pass, when Jacob saw place, and I knew it not.

Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's 17. And he was afraid, and said, How brother, and the sheep of Laban his modreadful is this place! This is none other ther's brother, that Jacob went near, and but the house of God, and this is the gate i rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and of heaven.

watered the flock of Laban his mother's 18. And Jacob rose up early in the brother. morning, and took the stone that he had 11. And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted put for his pillows, and set it up for a up his voice, and wept. pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 12. And Jacob told Rachel that he was

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