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The present of Jacob to Esau.
B. C. 1739.
+ Heb. I am
10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the Less than all, truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
n ch. 24. 27.
o Job 8. 7.
p Ps. 59. 1, 2.
q Hos. 10. 14.
⚫ch. 43. 11. Prov. 18. 16.
t Prov. 21. 14.
+ Heb. my
u Deut. 3. 16.
Hos. 12. 3,4. +Heb. ascend
Eph. 6. 12.
ing of the morning.
11 P 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.
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 he goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she asses and ten foals.
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.
The meeting of Jacob and Esau.
the hollow of his thigh; and the B. C. 1739.
26 And he said, Let me go, for the
28 And he said, "Thy name shall
29 And Jacob asked him, and said,
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 AND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and
servant Jacob's; it is a present sent
looked, and, behold, a Esau came,
2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
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.
21 So went the present over before
22 And he rose up that night, and
24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched
30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting.
y See Matt. 26.
2 Cor. 12. 7.
z See Luke 24.
a Hos. 12. 4.
b ch. 35. 10.
c Hos. 12. 3, 4.
d ch. 25. 31. & 27. 33.
e Judg. 13. 18.
That is, The face of God.
ch. 16. 13.
Ex. 24. 11.
a ch. 32. 6.
3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground b ch. 18. 2. & seven times, until he came near to his brother.
42.6. & 43. 26.
c ch. 32. 28.
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, d ch. 45. 14, 15. and kissed him: and they wept.
5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are those † with thee? And +Heb. to thee? he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant. 6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
e ch. 48. 9. Ps. 127. 3. Is. 8. 18.
7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 8 And he said, † What meanest thou Heb. What by 'all this drove which I met? And
f ch. 32. 16.
is all this band to thee F
Their mutual kindness.
B. C. 1739. he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
rch 32 5
9 And Esau said, I have enough, Hebbe that my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.
to thee that is
10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen 2 thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
2 Sam. 13,
Matt. 13. 10.
i Jade. 1. 15.
11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God 2 Kings 5 15. hath dealt graciously with me, and And he
+ Heb, all
tringa. Phila * 2 Kings 5.
my to the foot
Hebard the work and cording to the foot of the
Heh, sef, or, place
↑ Heb. Wherefore is this?
ch. 32. 3.
#ch. 34. 11. & 47.25.
Rath 2. 13. Josh. 13. 27. Judg. 8. 5. Pa. 61. 6. • John 3, 23. That is, Booths.
Acts 7. 16, spaem. Jw. 21. 1. Judg. 9. 1.
Josh. 24. 32. Jusa 4. 5.
Acta 7. 16,
! Enner. 1 Or, lambs.
rch. 33. 7.
That is, God the God of brach
about 1732. ach. 50. 21. Tit 2.5.
because I have enough. urged him, and he took it. 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.
13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me; and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant; and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord 'unto Seir.
15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, † What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. 18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city.
Shechem defileth Dinah.
B. C. about 1732.
2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the + Heb. to the damsel.
heart of the damsel. See Is. 40. 2. Hos. 2. 14. e ch. 6. 2. Judg. 14. 1. d ch. 20. 2. e Judg. 14. 2.
4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob 'held his peace until they f1 Sam. 10. 27. were come.
2 Sam. 13. 22.
6 T And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they 5 were very wroth, because he had wroughth folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.
8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.
9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell k ch. 13. 9. & and 'trade ye therein, and "get youch. 42. 34. possessions therein.
m ch. 47. 27.
13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father °deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for P that were a reproach unto us:
15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;
16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
17 But if ye will not hearken unto us,
AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, to be circumcised; then will we take
our daughter, and we will be gone.
which she bare unto Jacob, bwent out to see the daughters of the land.
+ Heb. humbled her. Deut. 22. 29.
18 And their words pleased Hamor and Shechem Hamor's son.
g ch. 49. 7.
2 Sam. 13. 21.
Josh. 7. 15.
Judg. 20. 6.
2 Sam. 13. 12.
n Ex. 22. 16,
Deut. 22. 29.
1 Sam. 18. 25.
• See 2 Sam.
13. 24, &c.
P Josh. 5. 9.
The Shechemites slain.
B. C. about 1732.
q 1 Chr. 4. 9.
r ch. 23. 10.
t ch. 49. 6.
u Josh. 7. 25.
x Ex. 5. 21.
1 Sam. 13. 4. y Deut. 4. 27. Ps. 105. 12.
25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that ⚫ch. 49. 5, 6, 7. two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
19 And the man not
to do the thing, because he had de AND God said unto Jacob, Arise,
light in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.
And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
21 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.
30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have "troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?
God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He putteth away the strange gods from his household. 6 He buildeth an altar at Beth-cl. 8 Deborah dieth. 9 God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el. 16 Rachel travaileth with Benjamin, and dieth in the way to Beth-lehem. 23 The sons of Jacob. 27 Jacob cometh to Isaac at Hebron. 28 The age, death, and burial of Isaac.
Jacob sent to Beth-el.
a ch. 28. 19.
go up to Beth-el, and dwell about 1732. there and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when b ch. 28. 13. thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
c ch. 27. 43.
2 Then Jacob said unto his house- ch. 18. 19. hold, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and 'be clean, and change your garments:
3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, hand was with me in the way which I went.
4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in i Hos. 2. 13. their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
e ch. 31. 19, 34. Josh. 24. 2, 23.
1 Sam. 7. 3.
f Ex. 19. 10.
5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
6 So Jacob came to "Luz which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, he and all the people that m ch. 28. 19, were with him.
7 And he built there an altar, and called the place " El-beth-el; because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. 8 But P Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was called "Allon-bachuth.
g ch. 32. 7, 24. Ps. 107. 6. h ch. 28. 20. & 31. 3, 42.
k Josh. 24. 26. Judg. 9. 6.
16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way
1 Ex. 15. 16. & 23. 27. & 34. 24.
Deut. 11. 25. Josh. 2. 9. & 5. 1.
1 Sam. 14. 15. 2 Chr. 14. 14.
That is, The oak of weeping.
9 ¶ And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan- Hos. 12. 4. aram, and blessed him.
10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not rch. 17. 5. be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; and he called his name Israel.
s ch. 32. 28.
11 And God said unto him, 'I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; "a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings 16. & 28. 3. & shall come out of thy loins;
u ch. 17. 5, 6,
12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
n Ecc. 5. 4.
||That is, The
God of Beth
o chỉ 28. 19. p ch. 24. 59.
t ch. 17. 1. &
48. 3. 4.
Ex. 6. 3.
w ch. 12. 7. &
13. 15. & 26. 3, 4. & 28. 13.
x ch. 17. 22.
y ch. 28. 18.
15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, z ch. 28. 19. 2 Beth-el.
† Heb. a little
The death of Rachel.
B. C. about 1732.
a ch. 90. 21.
1 Sam. 4. 20.
I That is, The son of the
b ch. 48.7.
e Rath 1. 2. &
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died,) that That is, The she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him " Benjamin.
son of my SOT
Mic. 5, 2
Matt 2. 6.
1 Sam. 10. 2.
2 Sam. 18. 18.
+ Mic. 4. 8.
fch. 41. 4.
1 Chr. à L See 2 Sam. 16. 22 & 20.3.
I Cor. 5. L.
ch. 46. &. Ex. 1.2
about 1796. a ch. 25, 30. ch. 26. 34
to come to Ephrath: and Rachel
about 1760. 4 ch. 22.9.
1 Chr. 1. 35.
17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem.
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
21 And Israel journeyed, and spread
23 The sons of Leah; Reuben,
22, 19. i Josh. 14. 15. & 15. 13.
27¶ And Jacob came unto Isaac his ch 13. 18. & father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arba, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore years.
25.8. 180 ch. 25. 9. 49.31.
29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and eh 15. 15.& died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
Esau's family in Canaan. 6 He remoreth to mount
Seir. 9 His descendants in Seir. 20 The sons and
2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite,
3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
The generations of Esau.
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.
7 For their riches were more than ch. 13. 6, 11. that they might dwell together; and "the land wherein they were strangers ch. 17. 8. & could not bear them because of their cattle.
8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir:
9 ¶ And these are the generations
10 These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the 1 Chr. 1. 35, wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.
11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, Or, Zephi, and Kenaz.
1 Chr. 1. 36.
12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
14 T And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife : and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
15 T These were dukes of the sons about 1715. of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom: these were the sons of Adah.
Ow these are the gen
18 ¶ And these are the sons of Aho-
about 1496. r1 Chr. 1. 51.
25 And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and "Akan. 28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.
29 These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
31 ¶ And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.
36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Ach91 Chr. 1. 50, bor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
Il Or, Pai,
40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead and the name of his city was Avith.
The history of Joseph.
B. C. about 1496.
41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
Heb, of his father's sojournings.
2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives and Joseph brought unto his father evil report.
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and d ch. 27, 41. & could not speak peaceably unto him.
5 ¶ And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. 9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the fch. 46. 29. moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy ch. 27. 29. brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
h Acts 7. 9.
11 And his brethren envied him; Dan. 7. 28. but his father observed the saying.
a ch. 17. 8. & 23. 4. & 28. 4.
& 36. 7.
their b 1 Sam. 2. 22,
ch. 44. 20. Il Or, pieces. Judg. 5, 30.
2 Sam. 13. 18.
e ch. 42. 6, 9.
& 43. 26. &