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Isaac sendeth Esau for venison.


Jacob obtaineth the blessing

31 And they rose up betimes in the voice according to that which I command morning, and "sware one to another: and thee. Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is 'Beer-sheba unto this day.

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34 ¶ P And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite :

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 g 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 i feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a

35 Which were " a grief of mind unto blessing. Isaac and to Rebekah.


1 Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Rebekah instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing. 15 Jacob under the person of

Esau obtaineth it. 30 Esau bringeth venison. 33 Isaac trembleth. 34 Esau complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing. 41 He threateneth Jacob. 42 Rebekah disappointeth it. [BEFORE CHRIST 1760.] ND it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and a his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I b know not the day of my death:

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13 And his mother said unto him, 'Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.



15 And Rebekah took a goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:

17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I ; who art thou, my son?

19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

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20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is il sa-that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.

7 Bring me venison, and make me voury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.


8 Now therefore, my son, obey my

n ch. 21. 31. k That is, An oath. o ch. 21. 31. That is, The well of the oath. pch. 36. 2. q ch. 27. 46. & 28. 1, 8. m Heb. bitterness of spirit. CHAP XXVII a ch. 48. 10. 1 Sam. 3. 2. b Prov. 27. 1. Jam. 4. 14. c ch. 25. 27, 28.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come

a Heb. hunt. d ver. 27. ch. 48. 9, 15. & 49. 28. Deut. 33. 1. e ver. 13. f ver. 4.

g ver. 4 h ch. 25. 25. i ver. 22. k ch. 9. 25. Deut. 27. 18. 1 ch. 43. 9. 1 Sam. 25. 24. 2 Sam. 14.9 Matt. 27. 25. m ver. 4, 9. b Heb. desirable. n ver. 27. O ver. 4. c Heb. before me

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He threateneth Jacob's life.

near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, ingly, and said, Who? where is he that my son, whether thou be my very son Esau hath taken venison, and brought it me and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, © and he shall be blessed.

or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands so he blessed him.

24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? and he said, I am.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, 'that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

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28 Therefore God give thee of" 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 thee. 30 ¶ 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 presence 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 firstborn Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceed

ver. 12 ver. 16. ver. 4. Hos. 14. G. t Heb. 11. 20. u Deut. 33. 13, 28. 2 Sam. 1ch 45. 18 x Deut. 33. 28, y ch. 9. 25. & 25. 23. z ch. 49.8. a ch. 12. 3. Num. ber. 4. & Heb. trembled with a great trembling greatly. e Heb. hunted. c ch. 14. Rom. 11. 29. d Heb. 12. 17. eel. 25. 26. That is, a supplanter. fch. 25.33.

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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, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.


36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

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 1 with corn and wine have I sustained him and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my 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 And Esau " hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him and Esau said in his heart, ⚫ The days of mourning for my father are at hand; P then will I slay my brother Jacob.

42 And these words of Esau her elder

son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as

g Fulfilled, 2 Sam. 8. 14. ver. 29. hver. 28. g Or, supported. i Heb. 12. 17. k ver. 28 Heb. 11. 20. h Or, of the fatness. 1 ch. 25. 23. Obad. 18, 19, 20, 2 Sam. 8. 14. m 2 Kinge 8. 20. n ch 37 4, 8. o ch. 50. 3, 4, 10. p Obad. 10.


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AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed it.

him, and charged him, and said unto b Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.


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2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

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 bi 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 ¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence;

Ps. 64. 5. r ch. 11. 31. s ch. 26. 35. & 28. 8. t ch. 24. 3.

CHAP. XXVIII. a ch. 27. 33. b ch. 24. 3. c Hos. 12. 12. d ch. 25. 20. e ch. 22. fch. 24. 29. g ch. 17. 1, 6. a Heb. an assembly of people. h ch. 12. 2. b Heb. of thy soJournings. ch. 17. 8. k ch. 24. 3. & 26. 35. c Heb, were evil in the eves, &c. 1 ch. 36. 3'e is called Bashemath. m ch. 25. 13. n Hos. 12 12. Called, Acts 7 2, Charran.



13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

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 notrh, and to the south and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

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15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16 ¶ And Jacob awaked out of his sleep and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other

p ch. 41. 1. Job 33. 15. q John 1. 51. Heb. I. 14. r ch. 35. 1. & 48. 3. s ch. 26. 24. t ch 13. 15. & 35. 12. u ch. 13. 16. d Heb. break forth. w ch. 13. 14. Deut. 12. 20. x ch. 12. 3. & 18. 18. & 22. 18. & 26. 4. y See ver. 20, 21. ch. 26. 24. & 31. 3. 5, 7, 8. a ch. 35. 6. b Deut. 38. 6. Josh. 1. 5. 1 Kings 8. 57. Heb. 13. 5. e Numb. 23 19

d Exod. 3. 5. Josh. 5. 15

z ch. 48, 16. Ps. 121

Jacob cometh to the well of Haran


Jacob covenanteth for Rachel. but the house of God, and this is the gate | And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, ' and poured oil upon the top of it.


19 And he called the name of that place 'Beth-el but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,


21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

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22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.


7 And he said, Lo, dit is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.


9 ¶ And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of 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.

1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He taketh acquaintance of Rachel. 13 Laban entertaineth him. 18 Jacob covenanteth for Rachel. 23 He is deceived with Leah. 28 He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was more. 32 Leah beareth Reuben, 33 Simeon, 34 Levi, 35 and Judah. [BEFORE Christ 1760.] fher father's brother, and that he was ReHEN Jacob THEN went on his journey, bekah's son: and she ran and told her and came into the land of the ' people of the east.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.


2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.




13 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 him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things. 14 And Laban said to him, i Surely thou 3 And thither were all the flocks gather-art my bone and my flesh. And he abode ed: and they rolled the stone from the with him the space of a month. well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.

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15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said,

ech. 31. 13, 45. & 35. 14. f Lev. 8. 10, 11, 12. Numb. 7. 1. g Judg. 1. 23, 26. Hos. 4. c Heb. Is there peace to him? bch. 43. 27. d Heb. yet the day is great. c Exod. 2. 16 That is, the house of God. h ch. 31. 13. Judg. 11. 30. 2 Sam. 15. 8. i ver. 15. d Exod. 2. 17. e ch. 33. 4. & 45. 14, 15. fch. 13. 8. & 14. 14, 16. g ch. 24. 28. T6 Julg. 11.31. 2 Sam. 19. 24, 30. m Deut. 26. 17. 2 Sam. 15. 8. 2 Kings 5. hearing. h ch. 24. 29. i ch. 2. 23. Judg. 9. 2. 2 Sam. 5. 1. & 19. 12, 13. J Heb. a morth e Hel of days.

17 nch 35.7, 14. o Lev. 27.30.

CHAP. XXIX. a Hob. lift up his fect. a Num. 23.7. Hos. 12. 12. & Heb. children


Jacob is deceived with Leah.


Rachel giveth Bilhah to Jacob. * I will serve thee seven years for Rachel said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon thy younger daughter. my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

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 Jacobserved 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 are fulfilled, that I may " go 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; and he went in unto her.

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

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26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

27 • Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years. 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.


31 ¶ 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

k ch. 31. 41. 2 Sam. 3. 14. I ch. 30. 26. Hos. 12. 12. m Judg. 15. 1. n Judg. 14. 10.2, John 2. 1, 2. g Heb. place. o Judg. 14. 12. p ver. 20. Deut. 21. 15. q ch. 30. 26. & 31. 41. Hos. 12. 12. r Ps. 127. 3. s ch. 30. 1. A That is, see a son. t Exod. 3. 7. & 4. 31. Deut 26 7. Ps. 25. 18 & 106. 44. That is, hearing. k That is, joined. Sco Numb. 18.

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1 Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. 5 She beareth Dan and Naphtali. 9 Leak giveth Zilpah her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. 15 Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah buyeth her husband of Rachel. 17 Leah beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth to depart. 27 Laban stayeth him on a new covenant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby he became rich. [BEFORE CHRIST 1749.]

AND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.


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4. u Matt. 1. 2. That is, praise. m Heb. stood from bearing. CHAP. XXX. a ch. 29. 31. b ch. 37. 11. c Job 5.2. d ch. 16. 2. 1 Sam. 1. 5. ech 16.2. fch. 50. 23. Job 3. 12. g ch. 16. 2. a Heb. be built by her. h ch. 16 3 & 35 22 i Ps. 35. 24. & 43. 1. Lam. 3. 59. b That is, judging.

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