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me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LoRD, before my death. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence_two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: - 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau, my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and 1 shall, bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go fetch

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the blessing his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him. 24 And he said, Art thou m very son Esau ? And he said,

frt. 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. Ånd he brought is near to him, and, he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and nic,

m;" - 27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LQR).hath blessed:, . 28. Therefore God give thee ot the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth

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ee. 30 is And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the B."; of Isaac his father, that Esau, his brother came in from his hunting. 31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father; and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me. - 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau. ...And Isaac trembled very, exceedingly, and said, Who? where fis he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten or all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed. 34, And when Esau heard, the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father: 35 And he said, Tly brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy of 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named, Jacob? for he hath *. planted me these, two, times; he took away my birth-right; and behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Host thou" not reserved a blessing for Esau threateneth Jacob.

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37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have fouj tained him: and what shall I do noy unto thee, my son 3, .

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O iny father, And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept:

39 And Isaac his father answered, and, said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and, shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off

thy neck. 41 Is And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing where with his father blessed him.; and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for, my , father are, at §, them will Islay my brother acob. 42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and galled Jacob, her ounger son, and said unto him, ehold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to, Haran; nd tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn

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ay : %'And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall o life do me? CHAP. XXViii. Jacob goeth to Padan-aram. saac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2 soft. to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban moog's brother.

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3. And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply, thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee;, that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham. 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. 6. T. When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that, as he lessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the ğaughters of Canaan;, . 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father: hen went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ish; mael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. 10 is And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward n

aran. 11 And he lighted upon a certain |. and tarried there all night, ecause the sun was set: and he took of the stones of that place and put them for his pillows, and les own in that place to sleep. 2 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set upon the earth, and the i. of it reached to heaven: and behold; the angels of God ascendmi and descen ing on it. 3 And behold, the LoRD stood above it, and said, I am the LoRI, God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac.: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to } • 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south; and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 And behold, I am with thee, § Mill so o *f; whither thou goest, and will brin thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to theo

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Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and d up his voice, and wept. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son; and

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And it came to pass when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed im, and brought him to his house. e told Laban all these things. 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh and he abode with him the space of a month. 15?s And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages bef 16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17, Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel was beautiful and wellfavoured. 18 And Jacob loved, Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. 19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me. 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. 21"| And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife (for my days aré fulfilled) that I may go in unto her. 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. . . 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him;

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27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also, for the service which #. shalt serve with me yet Seven other years. And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: , and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. 29 Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid. . . And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved, also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years. 31's And when the LoRD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb.: but Rachel was barren. 32 And Leah conceived; and bare a son; and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LoRD hath looked upon my afflic; tion; now therefore my husband wiliioveme. - 33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LoRD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given, me this son also: and she called his name Simeon. - 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi. - 35 And she conceived again; and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LQRI):, therefore she called his name Judah, and left

bearing. CHAP. XXX. Rachel's Barrenness. ND when Rachel say that she bare Jacob no children, Ra; chel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said, flin I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb 3 3 And she said, Behold my maid Risqah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon m may also have children by her. nd she gaye him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went

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8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister,, and I have prevailed: and she called his name §. When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she, took Zilpah, her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. 10 And, Zilpah, Leah’s maid, bare Jacob a son. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh; and she.called his namoča i. And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a second son. 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call mé blessed: and she called his name Asher. 141s And Reuben wentin the days qf wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought em unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, 1 Prix thee, of thy son's mandrakes. 15. And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take, away, my son's mandrakes also 3 And, Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes. 16 And Jacob came, put of the field in the evening, and Leahyent Out to meet , and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely Thaye hired the with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night. 17, And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare acob the fifth son. .18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar. 19 An conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son. 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry,; now, will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called his name

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Jacob's policy 26, Give_me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go.: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee. 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned o experience that the LoRD hath blessed me for thy sake. 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it: . § And he said"unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with line. 39 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it, is now increased unto a multitude; and Ro hath blessed thee since my coming; and now, when shall i provide for mine own house

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ck: 32 I will pass through all thy flockto-day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle amon the o and t* o #; speckled, among the goats: such shall be my hire. an So...shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire beore thy face: every one that is not speckled and spot among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me. 34, And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy

word. 35 And he removed that day the he-goats that were ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the io and gave them into the hands of his sons. And he set three days’ journey betwixt himself and Jacob : and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's

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chesnut-tree; and pilled white streaks in them; and made the white appear which was in

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that they should conceive when th; came to drink. And the flocks conceived before the rods, and o: forth cattle ring-streaked, speckled, and

spotted. 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of, the flocks, toward the ring-streaked; and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle. 41 And it came to pass whenso. ever the stronger, cattle did, congeive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive ago; erous. 42, But when the cattle were feeble, he put them notin: so the fee bler were Laban's, and thestronge: acob's. 43.And the man, increased ex ceedingly, and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and men-ser wants, and camels, and asses. Čji Ao Xxxi.

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