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Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah born.

CHAP. XXX.

Jacob desireth to depart.

7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived six sons: and she called his name ir Zebuagain, and bare Jacob a second son.

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14 ¶ And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, " Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. I 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? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob 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 And Leah conceived again, and bare

Jacob the sixth son.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him

He wrestlings of God. ch. 23. 6. d That is, my wrestling. k Called, Matt. 4. 13, Naim. Iver. 4. That is, a troop, or, company. Isai. 65. 11. f Heb. In my hap Prov. 31. 28. Luke 1. 48. That is, happy. n ch. 25. 30. o Numb. 16. 9, That is as here. That is, dwelling Called, Matt. 4. 13, Zabulon.

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27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me a for thy sake.

28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

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29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now" increased unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed thee "since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:

32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats and • such shall be my hire.

is, judgment. q ch. 8. 1. 1 Sam. 1. 19. r ch. 29.
That is, adding. t ch.35. 17. u ch. 24. 54, 56.
z ch. 39. 3, 5. a See ch. 26. 24. b ch. 29. 15.
2. 10. m Heb. broken forth. ver. 43. n Hob.

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s 1 Sam. 1. 6. Isai. 4. 1. Luke 1. 25. x ch. 18. 33. & 31. 55. y ch. 29. 20, 30, c ch. 31. 6, 38, 39, 40. Matt. 24. 45. Tit. at my foot d1 Tim. 5. 8. e ch. 31 S

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Jacob's policy to become rich.

GENESIS.

He departeth from Laban 33 So shall my 'righteousness answer for and men-servants, and camels, and assme in time to come, when it shall come es. for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted 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 ringstraked 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 sheep, and gave them into the hand of his

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36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

37¶ And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, 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, 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.

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CHAP. XXXI.

I Jacob upon displeasure departeth secretly. 19 Racher stealeth her father's images. 22 Laban pursueth after him, 22 and complaineth of the wrong. 34 Rachel's policy to hide the images. 36 Jacob's complaint of Laban. 43 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed. [BEFORE CHRIST 1739.]

AND he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

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2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him "as before.

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6 And know that with all my power I have served your father.

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7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages i ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

8 If he said thus, 'The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.

9 Thus God hath "taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. 10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.

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42 But when the cattle were feeble, he 11 And "the angel of God spake unto put them not in: so the feebler were La-me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, ban's, and the stronger Jacob's. Here am I.

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43 And the man increased exceedingly,

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and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and see, all the rams which leap upon

f Ps. 37. 6. o Heb. to morrow. Exod. 13. 14. g See ch. 31. 9-12. h ver. 30 ich. 13. 2 & 24. 35. & 26. 13, 14.

CHAP XXXI. al's 49. 16. bch. 4. 5. c Deut. 28. 54. a Hob. as yesterday and the

day before. 1 Sam. 19, 7. 39, 40, 41. ch. 30. 29. k ch. 20. 6. Ps. 105. 14.

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d ch. 28. 15, 20, 21. & 32. 9. e ver. 2. f ver. 3. g ver. 38, h ver. 41. i Num. 14. 22. Neh. 4. 12. Job 19. 3. Zech. 8. 27 1 ch. 30. 32. m ver. 1, 16. b Or, he goats. n cl. 48. 16

Rachel stealeth her father's images. CHAP. XXXI.

Her policy to hide the images.

cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and gris-Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount. led: for° I have seen all that Laban doeth and Laban with his brethren pitched in unto thee. the mount of Gilead.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, P where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

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

15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for 'he hath sold us, and hath quite deyoured also our money.

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

17¶Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons 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 Padan-aram, 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 images that were her father's.

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

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

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29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt but the God of your father spake unto me 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 'stolen my gods?

31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force. thy daughters from me.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our bre21 So he fled with all that he had; and thren discern thou what is thine with me, he rose up, and passed over the river, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not and set his face toward the mount Gi-that Rachel had stolen them. lead.

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.

33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

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34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and 24 And God came to Laban the Syri-sat upon them. And Laban 5 searched all an in a dream by night, and said unto him, the tent, but found them not. Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob

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35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up

25 ¶ Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now before thee; for the custom of women is

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Laban's covenant with Jacob.

GENESIS. 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 af

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Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. 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.

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47 And Laban called it "Jegar-sahadu · tha: but Jacob called it Galeed. 48 And Laban said, " This heap is a wit37 Whereas thou hast searched all my ness between me and thee this day. Therestuff, what hast thou found of all thy house-fore was the name of it called Galeed; hold stuff? set it here before my brethren 49 And ** Mizpah; for he said, The and thy brethren, that they may judge be- LORD watch between me and thee, when twixt us both. we are absent one from another.

38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of 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 hy house; I'served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

42" 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 and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

43 ¶ And Laban answered and said 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 born?

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44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside 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.

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53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

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45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it This is God's host: and he called the up for a pillar.

i Exod. 22. 10, &c. k Exod. 22. 12. 1 ch. 29. 27, 28. m ver. 7. n Ps. 124. 1, 2. o ver. 53. Isai. 8. 13. p ch. 29. 32. Exod. 3. 7. q1 Chron. 12. 17. Jude 9. r ch. 26. 29. s Josh. 24. 27. t ch. 28. 18. h That is, the heap of witness, Chald. i That is, the heap of witu Josh. 24 27. x Judg. 11. 29 1 Sam. 7. 5. That is, a beacon, or, watch

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name of that place "Mahanaim.

tower. y ch. 16. 5.
33. & 30, 25.
CHAP. XXXII. a Ps. 91. 11. Heb. 1. 14.
2. 13. a That is, two hosts, or, camps

z ch. 21. 23. a ver. 42. Or, killed beasts. b ch. 28. 1. e ch. 18
b Josh. 5. 14 Ps. 103, 21. & 148. 2. Luke

Jacob is afraid of Esau's coming.

CHAP. XXXII.

He wrestleth with an angel

3 And Jacob sent messengers before him he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

5 And 'I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and men-servants, and women-servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

6¶ And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

9¶ And Jacob said, 1O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

11 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 the mother with the children.

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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 came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty

ech 22 14, 16 deh. 36. 6,7,8. Deut. 2. 5. Josh. 24. 4. b llob. field. e Prov. 15. 1. 2.4g ch. 33. 8, 15. h ch. 33. 1. i ch. 35. 3. k Ps. 50. 15, 1 ch. 28. 13. m ch. 31. 3, 12 Heb. I am less than all, &c. n ch. 24. 27. o Job 8.7. p Psal. 59. 1, 2 Heb. upon. eh. 28 13, 14 15. th. 43. 11. Prov 18. 16.

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Hos. q t Prov. 21 14.

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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 prescnt 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 of me.

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21 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.

22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women-servants, and his eleven sons, "and passed over the ford Jabbok.

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 wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

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25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and 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

e Heb. my face. Job 42. 8, 9. u Deut. 3. 16. f Heb. caused to pass. x Hos. 12, 3, 4 Eph. 6. 12 g Heb. ascending of the morning. y See Matt. 26. 41. 2 Cor. 12. 7 z See Luke 24. 28.

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