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Jacob obtaineth the blessing.


Esau threatencik AIT. unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Be-fen, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of hold, here am I.

corn and wine : 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down not the day of my death :

to thee; le lord over thy brethren, and let thy 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he and take me some venison;

that blesseth thee. 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, 30 11 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was may bless thee before I die.

yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to his father, that Esau his brother came in from Esau his son: and Esau went to the field to hunt his hunting. for venison, and to bring it.

31 And he also had made savoury meat, and 6 1 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, brought it unto his father; and said unto his saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's Esau thy brother, saying,

venison, that thy soul may bless me. 7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy first-born, LORD, before my death.

Esau. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, ac- 33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and cording to that which I command thee. said, Who? where is he that hath taken veni

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence son, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all two good kids of the goats; and I will make them before thou camest, and have blessed him ? yea, savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: and he shall be blessed.

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he 34 And when Esau heard the words of his may eat, and that he may bless thee before his father, le cried with a great and exceeding bitdeath.

ter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Be- me also, O my father! hold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am 35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, a smooth man:

and hath taken away thy blessing. 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I 36 And he raid, Is not he rightly named Jacob ? shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall for he hath supplanted me these two times : he bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. took away my birth-right; and behold, now he 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be hath taken away my blessing. And he said, thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? fetch me them.

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his to his mother: and his mother made savoury brethren have I given to him for servants; and meat, such as his father loved.

with corn and wine have I sustained him: and 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her what shall I do now unto thee, my son ? eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, 38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but and put them upon Jacob her younger son: one blessing, my father ? bless me, even me also,

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goatso my father! And Esau lifted up his voice, upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: and wept.

17 And she gave the savoury meat and the 39 And Isaac his father answered, and said un. bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness her son Jacob.

of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; 18 1 And he came unto his father, and said, My 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt father. And he said, Here am I ; who art thou, serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when

thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau break his yoke from off thy neck. thy first-born; I have done according as thou 41 | And Esau hated Jacob because of the badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and venison, that thy soul may bless me.

Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that for my father are at hand, then will I slay my thou hast found it so quickly, my son ? And he brother Jacob. said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. 42 And these words of Esau her elder son were

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I told to Rebekah : and she sent and called Jacob pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy thou be my very son Esau, or not.

brother Esau, as touching thee, doh comfort 22 And Jacob went near upto Isaac his father ; himself, purposing to kill thee. and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran,

23 And he discerned him nọt, because his hands 44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands : so he brother's fury turn away ; blessed him.

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from 24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau ? thee, and forget tha whic th hast done to And he said, I am.

him : then I will send, and fetch thee from 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will thence. Why should I be deprived also of you eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless both in one day? thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. my life, because of the daughters of Heth: if Ja

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come cob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such near now, and kiss me, my son.

as these which are of the daughters of the land, 27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he what good shall my life do me? smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him,

CHAP. XXVIII. and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smeli

Jacob goeth to Padan-aram. 28 Therefore God give thee of the dead or heav- AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and

charged him, and said unto him, Thou shals


my son ?

Jacob's vision at Beth-el.


Labar enisrtaineth him. not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the field,

2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Be- and lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by thuel thy mother's father; and take thee a witeit; for out of that well they watered the flocks from thence of the daughters of Laban thy and a grent stone was upon the well's mouth, mother's brother.

3 And thither were all ihe flocks gathered: and 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee they rolled the stone from the well's mouth and fruitful, and multiply thce, that thou mayest be watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon a multitude of people;

the well's mouth in his place. 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to 4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou may- whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we est inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban : which God gave unto Abraham.

son of Nahor ? And they said, We know him 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to 6 And he said unto them, Is he well ? And they Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the said, He is well : and behold, Rachel his daugh Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and ter cometh with the sheep. Esau's mother.

7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither 6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed is it time that the cattle should be gathered 10Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them. take him a wise from thence; and that as he 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou be gathered together, and till they roll the stone shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan: from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and his 9 1 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.

8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Ca- 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Ranaan pleased not Isaac his father;

chel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, 9 Tben went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, the wives which he had, Mahalath the daughter that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Neba- the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Lajoth, to be his wife.

ban his mother's brother. 10 11 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his went toward Haran.

voice, and wept. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarri- 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her faed there all night, because the sun was set: and he ther's brother, and that he was Rebekah's sou; took of the stones of that place, and put them for and she ran and told her father. his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 13 And it came to pass when Laban hcard the

12 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to upon the earth, and the top of it reached to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed hin, heaven: and behold, the angels of God ascend- and brought him to his house. And he told ing and descending on it.

Laban all these things. 13 And behold, the Lord stood above it, and 14 And Laban said to hm, Surely thou art iny said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, bone and my flesh : and he abode with him the and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou space of a month. liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. 15 11 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thout

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be? and to the east, and to the north, and to the 16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger families of the earth be blessed.

2018 Rachel, 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will keep 17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel was thee in all places whither thou goest, and will beautiful and well-favoured. bring thee again into this land: for I will not 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will leave thee, until I have done that which I have serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger spoken to thee of.

daughter. 16 1 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and 19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I to thee, than that I should give her to another knew it not.

man: abide with me. 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; is this place! this is none other but the house of and they seemed unto him but a few days, for God, and this is the gate of heaven.

the love he had to her. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and 21 11 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my took the stone that he had put for his pillows, wife (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon unto her. the top of it.

22 And Laban gathered together all the men of 19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: the place, and made a feast. but the name of that city was called Luz at 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he the first.

took Leah his daughter, and brought her to 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God him ; and he went in unto her. will be with me, and will keep me in this way! 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leals, that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and rai- Zilpah his maid, for a handmaid. ment to put on,

25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, 21 So that I come again to my father's house in behold, it was Leah : and he said to Laban, peace, then shall the LORD be my God: What is this thou hast done unto me? did not

22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, I serve with thee for Rachel ? wherefore then shall be God's house : and of all that thou shaltshast thou beguiled me? give me, I will surely give the tenth unto thee. 26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our CHAP. XXIX.

country, to give the younger before the first-born. Jacob mceteth Rachel.

27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this THE Jacob went on his journey, and came also, for the service which thou shalt serve witte into the land of the people of the cast me yet seven other years.

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Jacob marrieth Rachel.


Joseph is born. 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. me, because I have borne him six sons: and she

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, called his name Zebulun. Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid.

21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he called her name Dinah. loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served 22 | And God remembered Rachel, and God with him yet seven other years.

hearkened to her, and opened her womb. 3L 1 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hat-| 23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and ed, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. said, God hath taken away my reproach :

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; and 24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, she called his name Reuben : for she said, The LORD shall add to me another son. Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; 25 11 And it came to pass, when Rachel had now therefore my husband will love me. borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son ; mc away, that I may go unto mine own place, and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I and to my country. was hated, he hath therefore given me this son 26 Give me my wives and my children, for also : and she called his name Simeon.

whom I have served thee, and let me go : for 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son ; thou knowest my service which I have done thee. and said, Now this time will my husband be 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I joined unto ine, because I have borne him three have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I sons: therefore was his name called Levi. have learned by experience that the LORD hath

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and blessed me for thy sake. she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I she called his name Judah, and left bearing. will give it. CHAP. XXX.

29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I Rachel's barrenness.

have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me. ND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob 30 For it was little which thou hadst before I

i said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. and the Lord hath blessed thee since my com

? And Jacob's anger was kindled against Ra- ing: and now, when shall I provide for mine chel ; and he said, Am I in God's stead, who own house also ? hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb ? 31 And he said, What shall I give thee ? And 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing. unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that If thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again I may also have children by her.

feed and keep thy flock: 4. And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to 32 I will pass through all thy flock to-day, rewife : and Jacob went in unto her.

moving from thence all the speckled and spotted 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and and the spotted and speckled among the goats : haih also heard my voice, and hath given me a and of such shall be my hire. son: therefore called she his name Dan.

33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in 7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, time to come, when it shall come for my hire and bare Jacob a second son.

before thy face: every one that is not speckled 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have and spotted among the goats, and brown among I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me. and she called his name Naphtali.

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she be according to thy word. took Zilpah, her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. 35 And he removed that day thc he-goats that 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a son. were ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she11 And Leah said, A troop cometh : and she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every called his name Gad.

one that had some white in it, and all the brown 12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a among the sheep, and gave them into the hands second son.

of his sons. 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daugh- 36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himters will call me blessed : and she called his self and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laname Asher.

ban's flocks. 14 1 And Reuben went in the days of wheat- 37 1 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; and pilled brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Ra- white streaks in them, and made the white apchel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy pear which was in the rods. son's mandrakes.

38 And he set the rods which he had pilled be. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter fore the flocks in the gutters in the wateringthat thou hast taken iny husband ? and wouldest troughs when the flocks came to drink ; that thou take away my son's mandrakes also ? And they should conceive when they came to drink. Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to- 39" And the flocks conceived before the rods, night for thy son's mandrakes.

and brought forth cattle ring-streaked, speckled, 16 And Jacob came out of the field in the eve- and spotted. ning, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have the faces of the flocks toward the ring-streaked, hired thee with my son's mandrakes. "And he and all the brown in the flock of Laban: and he lay with her that night.

put his own flocks by themselves, and put them 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she not unto Laban's cattle. conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.

41 And it came to pass whensoever the stronger 18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods bebecause I have given my maiden to my husband : fore the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that and she called his name Issachar.

they might conceive among the rods. 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them the sixth son.

not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me with stronger Jacob's.

Rachel stealeth the images.


Jacob's covenant with Labas 43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to much cattle, and maid-servants, and men-ser- me, and carried away my daughters, as captives vants, and camels, and asses.

taken with the sword ? CHAP. XXXI.

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, Jacob departeth from Laban.

and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

, our father's; and of that whieh was our father's 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons, hath he gotten all this glory.

and my daughters ? thou hast now done foolish2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, ly in so doing, and behold, it was not toward him as before. 29 It is in the power of my hand to do your

3. And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto hurt: but the God of your father spake unto mo the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that theu I will be with thee.

speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah| 30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be to the field unto his flock,

gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father s 5 And said unto them, I see your father's coun-house ; yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods? tenance, that it is not toward me as before: but 31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Bethe God of my father hath been with me. cause I was afraid : for I said, Peradventure thou

6 And ye know that with all my power I have wouldest take by force thy daughters from me. served your father.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let 7 And your father hath deceived me, and him not live: before our brethren discern thou changed my wages ten times : but God suffered what is thine with me, and take it to thee: for him not to hurt me.

Jacob knew not that Rachel had etolen them. 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into wages ; then all the cattle bare speckled : and if Leah's tent, and into the two maid-servants' he said thus, The ring-streaked shall be thy tents; but he found them not. Then went he out hire; then bare all the cattle ring-streaked. of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent. 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your 34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put father, and given them to me.

them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. 10 And it came to pass at the time that the cat- And Laban searched all the tent, but found them tle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and not. saw in a dream, and behold, 'the rams which 35 And she said to her father, Let it not disleaped upon the cattle were ring-streaked, speck- please my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; led, and grizzled.

for the custom of women is upon me.

And he 11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a searched, but found not the images. dream, saying, Jacob : And I said, Here am I. 36 6 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes and Laban: and Jacob answered, and said to Lasee, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ban, What is my trespass ? what is my sin, ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stufi, 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anoint- what hast thou found of all thy househo!d edst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow stuff? set it here before my brethren, and thy unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both. and return unto the land of thy kindred. 38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy

14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and said ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten. for us in our father's house?

39 That which was torn of beasts, 1 brought 15 Are we not counted of him strangers ? for not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or our money.

stolen by night. 16 For all the riches which God hath taken from 40 Thus I was; in the day the drought conour father, that is ours, and our children's: now sumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do. departed from mine eyes.

17 í Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and! 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house : his wives upon camels;

I served thee fourteen years for thy two daugh18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all ters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hart his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his changed my wages ten times. getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram; for 42 Except the God of my father, the God of to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac had been with

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Ra- me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. chel had stolen the images that were her father's God hath seen mine affliction, and the labour 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight. the Syrian, in that he told himn not that he fled. 43 11 And Laban answered, and said unto Jacob,

21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose These daughters are my daughters, and these up, and passed over the river, and set his face children are my children, and these cattle are my toward the mount Gilead.

cattle, and all that thou seest is mine; and what 22 And it was told Laban on the third day, that can I do this day unto these my daughters, or Jacob was fled.

unto their children which they have borne ? 23 And he took his brethren with him, and pur- 44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a sued after him seven days' journey: 'and they covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a wito overtook him in the mount Gilead.

ness between me and thee. 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed pillar. that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather

25 I Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban and they did eat there upon the heap, with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead. 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou Jacob called it Galeed:

Jacob's vision at Mahanaim.


He wrestleth with an angel. 48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put between me and thee this day. Therefore was a space betwixt drove and drove. the name of it called Galeed :

17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, 49 And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and askbetween me and thee when we are absent one eth thee, saying. Whose art thou ? and whither from another.

goest thou? and whose are these before thee? 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant shalt take other wives besides my daughters; Jacob's: it is a present sent unto my loir Esau : no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt and behold also he is behind us. me and thee.

19 And so commanded he the second, and the 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this hear, third, and all that followed the droves, saying, and behold this pillar, which I have cast be- On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when twixt me and thee;.

ye find him. 52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be wit- 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant ness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and him with the present that goeth before me, and this pillar unto me, for harm.

afterward I will see his face; peradventure he 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Na- will accept of me. hor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. 21 so went the present over before him; and And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father Isaac. himself lodged that night in the company: 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, 22 And he rose up that night, and took his two and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did wives, and his two women-servants, and his eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount. eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. 53 And early in the morning Laban rose up, 23 And he took them, and sent them over the and kissed his sons and his daughters, and bless- brook, and sent over that he had. ed them: and Laban departed, and returned 24 11 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrest unto his place.

led a man with him, until the breaking of the day. CHAP. XXXII.

25 And when he saw that he prevailed not Jacob's message to Esau.

against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh : ANP Jacob went on his way, and the angels and the heo low tied Jacob's thigh was out of

2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breakGod's host: and he called the name of that eth: And he said, I will not let thee go, except place Mahanaimn.

thou bless me. 3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to 27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? Esau his brother, unto the land of Seir, the And he said, Jacob. country of Edom.

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou powye speak unto my lord Esau ; Thy servant Ja-er with God, and with men, and hast prevailed. cob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I and stayed there until now:

pray thee, thy name: And he said, Wherefore 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and men- is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he servants, and women-servants: and I haye sent blessed him there. to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight. 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Pe6 1 And the messengers returned to Jacob, say- niel: for I have seen God face to face, and my ing, Wecame to thy brother Esau, and also he com- life is preserved. eth to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. 31 And as he passed over Penuel, the sun rose 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and distress- upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. ed: and he divided the people that was with 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels the sinew which shrank, which is upon the into two bands;

hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he 8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew and smite it, then the other company which is that shrank. left shall escape.

CHAP. XXXIII. 9 T And Jacob said, O God of my father Abra

Jacob and Esau's meeting. ham, and God of my father Isaac the Linery, A and behold, Esau

came, and with him four and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with hur dred men. And he divided the children

unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mer- handmaids. cies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shew- 2 And he put the handmaids and their children ed unto thy servant: for with my staff I passed foremost, and Leah and her children after, and over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands. Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of 3 And he passed over before them, and bowed my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear himself to the ground seven times, until he came him, lest he will come and smite me, and the near to his brother. mother with the children.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which they wept. cannot be numbered for multitude.

5 And he lifted up his eyes,

and saw the women 13 1 And he lodged there that same night, and and the children, and said, Who are those with took of that which came to his hand a present thee? And he said, The children which God for Esau his brother;

hath graciously given thy servant. 14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty he-6 Then the haudmaidens came near, they and goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, their children, and they bowed themselves.

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty 7 And Leah 'also with her children came near, kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. and bowed themselves; and after came Joseph 16 And he delivered them into the hand of his near and Rachel,

and they bowed themselves. Hervants, every drove by themselves; and said 8 And he said, 'What meanest thou by all this

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