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CHAP. XXIV.

for laaac her pitcher into the trough, and (flocks, and herds, and silver, and tan again unto the well to draw gold, and men-servants, and maid pater, and drew for all his camels. servants, and camels, and asses.

21 And the man, wondering at 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, her, held his peace, to wit whether bare a son to my master when she the LORD had made his journey was old and unto him hath he prosperous, or not.

given all that he hath. 22 And it came to pass, as the 37 And my master made me camels had done drinking, that the swear, saying, Thou shalt not take inan took a golden ear-ring, of half a wife to my son of the daughters a shekel weight, and two bracelets of the Canaanites, in whose land for her hands of ten shekels weight I dwell : of gold,

38 But thou shalt go unto my 3 And said, Whose daughter father's house, and to my kindred, Grt thou? tell me, I pray thee: is and take a wife unto my son. there room in thy father's house 39 And I said unto my master, for us to lodge in?

Peradventure the woman will not 24 And she said unto him, I am follow me. the daughter of Bethuel the son of 40 And he said unto me, The Milcah, which she bare unto Na- LORD, before whom I walk, will hor.

send his angel with thee, and prog25 She said, moreover, unto him, per thy way; and thou shalt take a We have both straw and proven- wife for my son of my kindred, der enough, and room to lodge in. and of my father's house.

26 And the man bowed down 41 Then shalt thou be clear froin his head, and worshipped the this mine oath, when thou comest LORD.

to my kindred, and if they give 27 And he said, Blessed be the not thee one, thou shalt be clear LORD God of my master Abraham, from my oath. who hath not left destitute my 42 And I came this day unto master of his mercy and his truth: the well, and said, O LORD God of I being in the way, the LORD led my master Abraham, if now thou me to the house of my master's do prosper my way which I go: brethren.

43 Behold,

I stand by the well of 28 And the damsel ran, and told water, and it shall come to pass, them of her mother's house these that when the virgin cometh forth things.

to draw water, and I say to her, 29 T And Rebekah had a bro-Give me, I pray thee, a little water ther, and his name was Laban : of thy pitcher to drink; and Laban ran out into the man, 44 And she say to me, Both unto the well.

drink thou, and I will also draw 30 And it came to pass, when he for thy camels: let the same be saw the ear-ring, and bracelets up the woman whom the LORD hath on his sister's hands, and when he appointed out for my master's heard the words of Rebekah his son. sister, saying, Thus spake the man 45 And before I had done speak unto me; that he came unto the ing in mine heart, behold, Rebekah man, and behold, he stood by the came forth with her pitcher on her camels at the well.

shoulder; and she went down unto 31 And he said, Come in, thou the well, and drew water : and I blessed of the LORD, wherefore said unto her, Let me drink, I pras standest thou without for I have thee. prepared the house, and room for 46 And she made haste, and let the camels.

down her pitcher from her shoul32 And the man came into the der, and said, Drink, and I will house: and he ungirded his camels, give thy camels drink also: 80 I and gave straw and provender for drank, and she made the camels the camels, and water to wash his drink also. eet, and the men's feet that were 47 And I asked her, and said, with him.

Whose daughter art thou? And 33 And there was set meat before she said, The daughter of Bethuel, him to eat: but he said, I will not Nahor's son, whom Milcah bạre eat until I have told mine errand. unto him: and I put the ear-ring And he said, Speak on.

upon her face, and the bracelets 34 And he said, I am Abraham's upon her hands.

48 And I bowed down my head, 35 And the Lord hath blessed and worshipped the Lord, and my master greatly, and he is be blessed the LORD God of my marCurdo great and he hath given him) ter Abraham, which had led me

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Isaac meeteth Rebekah. GENESIS,

Abraham's death in the right way to take my mas 64 And Rebekah lifted up her ter's brother's daughter unto his eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she Bon,

lighted off the camel. 49 And now if ye will deal kindly 65 For she had said unto the serand truly with my master, tell me : vant, What man is this that walkand if not, tell me; that I may eth in the field to meet us? And turn to the right hand, or to the the servant had said, It is my masJeft.

ter: therefore she took a vail and 50 Then Laban and Bethuel an- covered herself. swered, and said, The thing pro 66 And the servant told Isaac all ceedeth from the LORD: we can- things that he had done. not speak unto thee bad or good. 67 And Isaac brought her into

51 Behold, Rebekah is before his mother Sarah's tent, and took thee, take her, and go, and let her Rebekah, and she became his be thy master's son's wife, as the wife; and he loved her and Isaac LORD hath spoken.

was comforted after his mother's 52 And it came to pass, that, death. when Abraham's servant heard

CHAP. XXV.

Abraham's Death and Burial. Lord, bowing himself to the earth; TABine, a zana her name was jewels of silver, and jewels of Keturah. gold, and raiment, and gave them 2 And she bare him Zimran, and lo Rebekah. He gave also to her Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, brother and to her mother precious and Ishbak, and Shuah. things.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and 54 And they did eat and drink, Dedan. And the sons of Dedan he and the men that were with him, were Asshurim, and Letushim, and and tarried all night; and they Leummim. rose up in the morning, and he 4 And the sons of Midian; said, Send me away unto my Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, master.

and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these 55 And her brother and her mo- were the children of Keturah. ther said, Let the damsel abide 5 | And Abraham gave all that with us a few days, at the least he had unto Isaac. Len; after that she shall go.

6 But unto the sons of the concu56 And he said unto them, Hin-bines which Abraham had, Abrader me not, seeing the LORD hath ham gave gifts, and sent them prospered my way: send me away, away from Isaac his son (while he that I may go to my master. yet lived) eastward, unto the east

57 And they said, We will call country, the damsel, and inquire at her 7 And these are the days of the mouth.

years of Abraham's life which he 58 And they called Rebekah, I lived, a hundred threescore and and said unto her, Wilt thou go fifteen years. with this man? And she said, I

8 Then Abraham gave up the

ghost, and died in a good old age, 59 And they sent away Rebekah an old man, and full of years; and their sister, and her nurse, and was gathered to his people. Abraham's servant, and his men. 9 And his sons Isaac and sh

60 And they blessed Rebekah, mael buried him in the cave of and said unto her, Thou art our Machpelah, in the field of Ephron sister; be thou the mother of thou- the son of Zohar the Hittite, which sands of millions, and let thy seed is before Mamre; possess the gate of those which

10 The field which Abraham

purchased of the sons of Heth: 61 | And Rebekah arose, and there was Abraham buried, and her damsels, and they rode upon Sarah his wife. the camels, and followed the man: 11 1 And it came to pass after and the servant took Rebekah, and the death of Abraham, that God went his way.

blessed his son Isaac: and Isaas 62 And Isaac_came from the dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. way of the well Lahai-roi; for he 12 Now these are the generadwelt in the south country.

tions of Ishmael, Abraham's son, 63 And Isaac went out to medi- whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's tate in the field at the even-tide: handmaid, bare unto Abraham. and he lifted up his eyes, and 13 And these are the names of Baw, and behold, the camels were the song of Ishmael, by their coming

names, according to their genera

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Birth of Esau and Jacob. CHAP. XXVI. Isaac denies his wife tions: the first-born of Ishmael, 1 red pottage; for I am faint: there Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Ad' fore was his name called Edom. beel, and Mibsam,

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, day thy birthright.. and Massa,

32 And Esau said, Behold, I ain 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, at the point to die: and what profit Naphish, and Kedemah :

shall this birthright do to me? 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me and these are their names, by their this day; and he sware unto him: towns, and by their castles; twelve and he sold his birthright unto princes according to their nations. Jacob.

17 And these are the years of the 34 Then Jacob gave Esay bread life of Ishmael: a hundred and and pottage of lentiles; and he did thirty and seven years: and he gave eat and drink, and rose up, anci up the ghost and died, and was went his way? thus Esau despised gathered unto his people. his birthright. 18 And they dwelt from Havilah

CHAP. XXVI. unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as Isaac sojourneth in Gerar. he died in the presence of all meine AND there was a famine in the

land, besides the first famine brethren.

that was in the days of Abraham. 1911 And these are the genera- | And Isaac went unto Abimetions of Isaac, Abraham's son: lech king of the Philistines unto Abraham begat Isaac:

Gerar. 20 And Isaac was forty years old 2 And the LORD appeared unto when he took Rebekah to wife, him, and said, Go not down into the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian Egypt: dwell in the land which I of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban shall tell thee of. the Syrian.

3 Sojourn in this land, and I 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD will be with thee, and will

bless for his wife, because she was bar- thee: for unto thee, and unto thy ren: and the LORD was entreated seed I will give all these counof him, and Rebekah his wife con- tries, and I will perform the oath ceived.

which I sware unto Abraham thy 22 And the children struggled father ; together within her: and she said, 4 And I will make thy seed to If it be so, why, am I thus ? And multiply as the stars of heaven, she went to inquire of the LORD. and will give unto thy seed all

23 And the LORD said unto her, these countries : and in thy seed Two nations are in thy womb, and shall all the nations of the earth be two manner of people shall be blessed : separated from thy bowels : and 5 Because that Abraham obeyed the one people shall be stronger my voice, and kept my charge, my than the other people; and the commandments, my statutes, and elder shall serve the younger.

my laws. 24 1 And when her days to be 6 1 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: delivered were fulfilled, behold, .? And the men of the place there were twins in her womb. asked him of his wife; and he said,

35 And the first came out red, all She is my sister : for he feared to over like a hairy garment: and say, She is my wife; lest, said he, they called his name Esau. the men of the place should kill me

2 And after that came his bro- for Rebekah; because she was fair ther out, and his hand took hold to look upon. on Esau's heel; and his name was 8 And it came to pass when he called Jacob: and Isaac wus three- had been there a long time, that score years old when she barc Abimelech king of the Philistines them.

looked out at a window, and saw, 27 And the boys grew: and Esau and behold, Isaac was sporting was a cunning hunter, a man of the with Rebekah his wife. field; and Jacob was a plain man 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, dwelling in tents.

and said, Behold, of a surety she is 28 And Isaac loved Esau, bethy wife and how saidst thou, She cause he did eat of his venison : is my sister? And Isaac said unto but Rebekah loved Jacob.

him, Because I said, Lest I die fo: 29 1 And Jacob sod pottage: and her. Esau came from the field, and he 10 And Abimelech said, What toas faint.

is this thou hast done unto us? 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed one of the people might lightly me, I pray thee, with that same have lain with thy wife, and thou B 2

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Isaac's servants contend GENESIS,

with Abimeler shouldest have brought guiltiness from Gerar, and Ahuzzath oi

his friends, and Phichol the 11 And Abimelech charged all captain of his army. his people, saying, He that touch- 27 And Isaac said unto tl eth this man or his wife shall surely Wherefore come ye to me, se be put to death.

ye hate me, and have sent me a 12 Then Isaac sowed in that from you? land, and received in the same 28 And they said, We saw year a hundred-fold : and the LORD tainly that the LORD was with ti blessed him :

and we said, Let there be nov 13 And the man waxed great, oath betwixt us, even betwix and went forward, and grew until and thee, and let us make a co he became very great:

nant with thee: 14 For he had possession of

29 That thou wilt do us no h flocks, and possession of herds, as we have not touched thee, and great store of servants: And as we have done unto thee noth the Philistines envied him.

but good, and have sent thee ay 15 For all the wells which his in peace: thou art now the bles father's servants had digged in the of the LORD. days of Abraham his father, the 30 And he made them a fes Philistines had stopped them, and and they did eat and drink.. filled them with earth.

31 And they rose up betimes 16 And Abimelech said unto the morning, and sware one Isaac, Go from us: for thou art another: and Isaac sent them awe much mightier than we.

and they departed from him 17 1 And Isaac departed thence, peace. and pitched his tent in the valley 32 And it came to pass the san of Gerar, and dwelt there.

day, that Isaac's servants can 18 And Isaac digged again the and told him concerning the we wells of water which they had which they had digged, and sa digged in the days of Abraham unto him, We have found water his father; for the Philistines had 33 And he called it Shebal stopped them after the death of therefore the name of the city Abraham: and he called their Beer-sheba unto this day. names after the names by which 34 1 And Esau was forty yea his father had called them.

old when he took to wife Judi 19 And Isaac's servants digged the daughter of Beeri the Hittit in the valley, and found there and Bashemath the daughter well of springing water.

Elon the Hittite: 20 And the herdmen of Gerar 35 Which were a grief of min did strive with Isaac's herdmen, unto Isaac and to Rebekah. saying, The water is ours: and he

CHAP. XXVII. called the name of the well Esek; Isaac sendeth Esau for Venisor 31. And they digged another

well

, AND it came to pass, that whe and strove for that also: and he were dim,

so that he could not see called the name of it Sitnah. he called Esau his eldest son, and

22 And he removed from thence, said unto him, My son: and he and digged another well; and for said unto him, Behold, here am I. that they strove not: and he called 2 And he said, Behold now, I the name of it Rehoboth; and he am old, I know not the day of iny said, For now the LORD hath made death: room for us, and we shall be fruit- 3 Now therefore take, I pray ful in the land.

thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and 23 And he went up from thence thy bow, and go out to the field, to Beer-sheba.

and take me some venison; 24 And the LORD appeared unto 4 And make me savoury meat, him the same night, and said, I am such as I love, and bring it to me, the God of Abraham thy father that I may eat, that my soul may fear not, for I am with thee, and bless thee before I die. will bless thee, and multiply thy 5 And Rebekah heard when seed for my servant Abraham's Isaac spake to Esau his son: and sake. 25 And he builded an altar there, venison, and to bring it.

Esau went to the field to hunt for and called upon the name of the 6 ! And Rebekah spake unto LORD, and pitched his tent there: Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I and there Isaac's servant's digged heard thy father speak unto Esau & well.

thy brother, saying, 201 Then Abimelech went to him 7 Bring me venison, and make

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Jacob odtarncth
CHAP. XXVII.

the blessing me savoury meat, that I may eat, his brother Esau's hands: so he and bless thee before the LORD, blessed him. before my death.

24 And he said, Art thou my 8 Now therefore, my son, obey very son Esau? And he said, I my voice, according to that which am. I command thee.

25 And he said, Bring it near 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch to me, and I will

'eat of my son's me from thence two good kids of venison, that my soul may bless the goats; and I will make them thee. And he brought it near to savoury meat for thy father, such him, and he did eat: and he as he loveth:

brought him wine, and he drank. 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy 26 And his father Isaac said unto father, that he may eat, and that him, Come near now, and kiss me, he may bless thee before his death. my son.

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah 27 And he came near, and kissed his mother, Behold, Esau my bro-him: and he smelled the smell of ther is a hairy man, and I am a his raiment, and blessed him, and smooth man:

said, See, the smell of my son is 12 My father peradventure will as the smell of a field which the feel me, and I shall seem to him as LORD hath blessed : a deceiver; and I shall bring a 28. Therefore God give thee ot curse upon me, and not a blessing the dew of heaven, and the fatness

13 And his mother said unto him, of the earth, and plenty of corn Upon me be thy curse, my son and wine: only obey my voice, and go fetch 29 Let people serve thee, and me them.

nations bow down to thee; be lord 14 And he went, and fetched, and over thy brethren, and let thy mobrought them to his mother and ther's sons bow down to thee: his mother made savoury meat, cursed be every one that curseth such as his father loved.

thee, and blessed be he that blesseth 15 And Rebekah took goodly thee. raiment of her eldest son Esau, 30 1 And it came to pass, as soon which were with her in the house, as Isaac had made an end of blessand put them upon Jacob her ing Jacob, and Jacob was yet younger son:

scarce gone out from the presence 16 And she put the skins of the of Isaac his father, that Esau his kids of the goats upon his hands, brother came in from his hunting. and upon the smooth of his neck: 31 And he also had made savoury

17 And she gave the savoury meat, and brought it unto his fameat and the bread, which she had ther; and said unto his father, Let prepared, into the hand of her son my father arise, and eat of his Jacob.

son's venison, that thy soul may 18 | And he came unto his fa- bless me. ther, and said, My father. And he 32 And Isaac his father said unto said, Here am I ; who art thou, my him, Who art thou? And he said,

I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau. 19 And Jacob said unto his fa 33 And Isaac trembled very exther, I am Esay thy first-born; I ceedingly, and said, Who? where have done according as thou badest is he that hath taken venison, and me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat brought it me, and I have eaten of of my venison, that thy soul may all before thou camest, and have bless me.

blessed him? yea, and he shall be 20 And Isaac said unto his son, blessed. How is it that thou hast found it 34 And when Esau heard the so quickly, my son ? And he said, words of his father, he cried with a Because the LORD thy God brought great and exceeding bitter cry, and it to me.

said unto his father, Bless me, even 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, me also, O my father! Come near, I pray thee, that I 35 And he said, Thy brother may feel thee, my son, whether came with subtilty, and hath taken thou be my very son Esau, or away thy blessing. not.

36 And he said, Is not he rightly 22 And Jacob went near unto named Jacob? for he hath supIsaac his father; and he felt him, planted me these two times: he and said, The voice is Jacob's took away my birth-right; and bevoice, but the hands are the hands hold, now he hath taken away of Esau.

my blessing. And he said, Hast 23 And he discerned him not, thou not reserved a blessing for because his hands were hairy, as I me?

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