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Rebekah solicited for Isaac. CHAP. XXV. Isade marries Rebekal. shalt take a wife for my son of my kin- 55 And her brother and her mother said, dred, and of my father's house.
Let the damsel abide with us a few days, 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this at the least ten; after that she shall go. mine oath, when thou comest to my kindred; 56 And he said unto them, Hinderme not, and if they give not thee one, thou shalt seeing the Lord hath prospered my way : be clear from my oath.
send me away, that I may go to my master. 42 And I came this day unto the well, 57 And they said, Wewill call the damand said, O LORD God of my master sel, and inquire at her routh. Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way 58 And they called Rebekah, and said which I go :
unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? 43 Behold, I stand by the well of wa-And she said, I will go. ter; and it shall come to pass, that when 59 And they sent away Rebekah their the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's serI say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little vant, and his men. water of thy pitcher to drink;
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, unto her, Thou art our sister; he thou the and I will also draw for thy camels : let mother of thousands of millions, and let the same be the woman whom the LORD thy seed possess the gate of those which bath appointed out for my master's son. hate them.
45 And before I had done speaking in 61 | And Rebekah arose, and her mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth damsels, and they rode upon the camels, with her pitcher on her shoulder; and and followed the man: and the servant she went down unto the weli, and drew took Rebekah, and went his way. water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, 62 And Isaac came from the way of the I pray thee.
well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south -46° And she made haste, and let down country. her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 63 Ånd Isaac went out to meditate in Drink, and I will give thy camels drink the field at the even-tide: and he lifted also : so I drank, and she made the camels up his eyes, and saw, and behold, the drink also.
camels were coming. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, daughter art_thou? And she said, The and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom the camel. Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear- 65 For she had said unto the servant, ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon What man is this that walketh in the field her hands.
to meet us? And the servant had said, 48 And I bowed down my head, and It is my master; therefore she took a vaii Forshipped the LORD, and blessed the and covered herself. LORD God of my master Abraham, which 66 And the servant told Isaac all things bad led me in the right way to take my that he had done. master's brother's daughter unto his son. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mo
49 And now if ye will deal kindly ther Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and and truly with my master, tell me: and if she became his wife; and he loved her: pot, tell me; that I may turn to the right and Isaac was comforted after his mother's hand, or to the left.
death. 50'Then Laban and Bethuel answered,
CHEN again Abraham took a wife, and LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, shan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishtake her, and go, and let her be thy mas-bak, and Shuah. ter's son's wife, as the Lord hath spoken. 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and De
52 And it came to pass, that, when dan. And the sons of Dedan were AsAbraham's servant heard their words, he shurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. sorshipped the LORD, bowing himself to 4 And the Sons of Midian ; Ephah, and the earth.
Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and El53 And the servant brought forth jewels daah. All these were the children of Keof silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, turah. end gave them to Rebekah. He gave also 5 T And Abraham gave all that he had to her brother and to her mother precious unto Isaac. things.
6 But unto the sons of the concubines 54 And they did eat and drink, he and which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, the men that were with him, and tarried all and sent them away from Isaac his son night; and they rose up in the morning, (while he yet lived) eastward, unto the and be said, Send me away wito my master.jeast country.
and said, " The thing proceedeth from the Ther nemme as Keturah.
Abraham's death and burial. GENESIS. The birth of Esan and Jacob.
7 And these are the days of the years ed were fulfilled, behold, there were twins of Abraham's life which he lived, a hun- in her womb. dred threescore and fifteen years.
25 And the first came out red, all over 3 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, like a hairy garment: and they called and died in a good old age, an old man, his name Esau. and full of years; and was gathered to 26 And after that came his brother out, pis people.
and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; 9 And his sonsIsaac and Ishmael buried and his name was called Jacob : and Isaac bim in the cave of Machpelah, in the field was threescore years old when she bare of Ephron the Son of Zohar the Hittite, them. which is before Mamre;
27 And the boys grew: and Esau wag 10 The field which Abraham purchased a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham Jacob was a plain man dwelling in tents. buried, and Sarah his wife.
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he 11 s And it came to pass after the did eat of his venison : but Rebekah lovdeath of Abraham, that God blessed his ed Jacob. son Isaac: and Isaac dwelt by the well 29 | And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau Lahai-roi.
came from the field, and he was faint. 12 Now these are the generations of 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the I pray thee, with that same red pottage; Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto for I am faint: therefore was his name Abraham.
called Edom. 13 And these are the names of the sons 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy of Ishmael, by their names, according to birthright. their generations: the first-born of Ish- 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the mael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, point to die: and what profit shall this and Mibsam,
birthright do to me? 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this Massa,
day; and he sware unto him: and he sold 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, his birthright unto Jacob. and Kedemah:
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and these are their names, by their towns, and drink, and rose up, and went his way: by their castles; twelve princes according thus Esau despised his birthright. to their nations.
CHAP. XXVI. 147 Aral these are the years of the life of A besides the first famine that was in
in Ishmael: a hundred and thirty and seven years; and he gave up the ghost and the days of Abraham. And Isaac went died, and was gathered unto his people. unto Abimelech king of the Philistines
18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto unto Gerar. Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest 2 And the Lord appeared unto him, toward Assyria : and he died in the pre- and said, Go not down into Egypt: dwell sence of all his brethren.
in the land which I shall tell thee of. 19 | And these are the generations of 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat with thee, and will bless thee: for unto Isaac:
thee, and unto thy seed I will give all these 30 And Isaac was forty years old when countries, and I will perform the oath be took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of which I sware unto Abraham thy father; Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply sister to Laban the Syrian.
as the stars of heaven, and will give unto 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for thy seed all these countries: and in thy his wife, because she was barren: and the seed shall all the nations of the earth be LORD was entreated of him, and Rebe-blessed: kah his wife conceived.
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my 22. And the children struggled together voice, and kept my charge, my commandwithin her: and she said, If it be so, why ments, my statutes, and my laws. am I thus ? And she went to inquire of the 6 | And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: LORD.
7 And the men of the place asked him 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two of his wife; and he said, She is my sisnations are in thy womb, and two manner ter: for he feared to say, She is my wife; of people shall be separated from thy lest, said he, the men of the place should bowels: and the one people shall be kill' me for Rebekah; because she was stronger than the other people ; and the fair to look upon. elder shall serve the younger.
8 And it came to pass wben he had 24 And when her days to be deliver-) been there a long time, that Abimeleche The Philistines Enzy Isaar. CHAP. XXVII. He covenants wuth Abimelech. king of the Philistines looked out at a called upon the name of the Lord, and window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's sporting with Rebekah his wife.
servants digged a well. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and 26 | Then Abimelech went to him from said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife : Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And and Phichol the chief captain of his army. Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest 27 And Isaac said unto them, WhereI die for her.
fore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, 10 And Abimelech said, What is this and have sent me away from you ? thou hast done unto us? one of the people 28 And they said, We saw certainly might lightly have lain with thy wife, and that the LORD was with thee: and we thou shouldest have brought guiltiness said, Let there be now an oath betwixt is, upon us.
even betwixt us and thee, and let us make 11 And Abimelech charged all his peo- a covenant with thee: ple, saying, He that toucheth this man or 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we his wife shall surely be put to death, have not touched thee, and as we have
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and done unto thee nothing but good, and have received in the same year a hundred-sent thet away in peace: thou art now fold: and the LORD blessed him:
the blessed of the Lord. 13 And the man waxed great, and went 30 And he made them a feast, and they forward, and grew until he became very did eat and drink. great:
31 And they rose up betimes in the 14 For he had possession of flocks, and morning, and sware one to another : and possession of herds, and great store of ser- Isaac sent them away, and they departed vants :_And the Philistines envied him.
from him in peace. 15 For all the wells which his father's 32 And it came to pass the same day, servants had digged in the days of Abra- that Isaac's servants came and told him ham his father, the Philistines had stopped concerning the well which they had digthem, and filled them with earth. ged, and said unto him, We have found
16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go water. from us: for thou art much mightierthanwe. 33 And he called it Shebah : therefore · 17 | And Isaac departed thence, and the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and this day. dwelt there.
34 And Esau was forty years old when 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of he took to wife Judith the daughter of water which they had digged in the days Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the of Abraham bis father; for the Philistines daughter of Elon the Hittite : bad stopped them after the death of Abra- 35 Which were a grief of mind unto bam: and he called their names after the Isaac and to Rebekah. Dames by which his father had called them.
CHAP. XXVII. valley, and found there a well of springing was old, and his eyes were dim, so vater.
that he could not see, he called Esau hig 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive eldest son, and said unto him, My son : with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water and he said unto hiu, Behold, here am 1. is ours: and he called the name of the well 2 And be said, Behold now, I am old, I Esek; because they strove with him. know not the day of my death :
21 And they digged another well, and 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy strove for that also: and he called the weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go Darne of it Sitnah.
out to the field, and take me some venison; 22 And he removed from thence, and 4 And make me savoury meat, such as digged another well; and for that they I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; strove not: and he called the name of it that my soul may bless thee before I die. Reboboth ; and he said, For now the 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake Lord hath made room for us, and we shall to Esau bis son: and Esau went to the be fruitful in the land.
field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. 23 And he went up from thence to 6 | And Rebekah spake unto Jacobi her Beer-sheba.
son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father 24 And the LORD appeared unto him speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, the same night, and said, I am the God of 7 Bring me venison, and make me saAbraham thy father: fear not, for I am voury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee with thee, and will bless thee, and multi- before the Lord, before
death. ply thy seed for my servant' Abraham's 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, sake.
according to that which I command thee. 26 And be builded an altar there, and 9 Go now to the fluck, and fetch me
Isaac sende Esau for venisou. GENESIS. Jacob obtains a blessing. from thence two good kids of the goats ; of my son is as the smell of a field which and I will make them savoury meat for thy the Lord hath blessed: father, such as he loveth :
28 Therefore God give thee of the dew 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, that he may eat, and that he may bless and plenty of corn and wine : thee before his death.
29 Let people serve thee, and nations 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mo-bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethther, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy ren, and let thy mother's sons bow down man, and I am a smooth man:
to thee: cursed be every one that curs12 My father peradventure will feel me, eth thee, and blessed be be that blesseth and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and thee. I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a 30 | And it came to pass, as soon as blessing.
Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from me be thy curse, my son; only obey my the presence of Isaac his faiher, that Esau voice, and go fetch me them.
his brother came in from his hunting. 14 And he went, and fetched, and 31 And he also had made savoury meat, brought them to his mother: and his mo- and brought it unto his father; and said ther made savoury meat, such as his father unto his father, Let my father arise, and loved.
eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment bless me. of her eldest son Esau, which were with 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, her in the house, and put them upon Ja-Who art thou? And he said, I am thý cob ber younger son:
son, thy first-borr, Esau. 16 And she put the skins of the kids of 33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingthe goats upon his hands, and upon the ly, and said, Who? where is he that hath smooth of his neck :
taken venison, and brought it me, and I 17 And she gave the savoury meat and have eaten of all before thou camest,
and the bread,which she had prepared, into have blessed him ? yea, and he shall be the hand of her son Jacob.
blessed. 18 | And he came unto his father, and 34 And when Esau heard the words of said, My father. And he said, Here am I ; his father, he cried with a great and exwho ari thou, my son ?
ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his fa19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am ther, Bless me, even me also, O my Esau thy first-born; I have done accord- father ! ing as thou badest me: arise, I pray
thee, 35 And he said, Thy brother came with sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing: may bless me.
36 And he said, Is he not rightly named 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these zs it that thou hast found it so quickly, my two times: he took away my birth-right; son ? And he said, Because the LORD thy and behold, now he hath taken away my God brought it to me,
blessing. And he said, Hast thou not re21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come served a blessing for me? pear,
I pray thee, that I may feel thee, 37 And Isaac answered and said unto my son, whether thou be my very son Esau, Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, or not.
and all his brethren bave I given to him 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his for servants; and with corn and wine have father; and he felt him, and said, The I sustained him: and wbat shall I do now voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are unto thee, my son ? the hands of Esau.
38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast 23 And be discerned him not, because thou but one blessing, my father ? bless his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's me, even me also, O my father! And Esau hands : so he blessed him.
lifted up his voice, and wept. 24 And he said, Art thou my very son 39 And Isaac his father answered, and Esau? And he said, I am.
said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew and I will eat of my son's venison, that my of heaven from above; soul may bless thee. And he brought it 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, near to him, and he did eat: and he and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall brought himn wine, and he drank. come to pass when thou shalt have the do
26 And his father Isaac said unto him, minion, that thou shalt break his yoke from Come near now, and kiss me, my son. off thy neck.
27 And he came near, and kissed him : 41 | And Esau hated Jacob because of and he smelled the smell of his raiment, the blessing wherewith his father blessed and blessed him, and said, See, the smell him: and Esau said in his heart, The days
Jacob w sent to Padan-aram. CHAP. XXVIII, XXIX. His vision and done. of mourning for my father are at hand, then place, and put them for his pillows, and will I slay my brother Jacob.
lay down in that place to sleep. 42 And these words of Esau her elder '12 And he dreamed, and behold, a lad. son were told to Rebekah: and she sent der set up on the earth, and the top of it and called Jacob her younger son,
and said 'reached to heaven: and behold, the angels unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as of God ascending and descending on it. touching thee, doth comfort himself, pur- 13 And behold, the LORD stood above posing to kill thee.
it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abra. 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my ham thy father, and the God of Isaac: tho Foice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give brother to Haran;
it, and to thy seed. 44 And tarry with him a few days, un- 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of til thy brother's fury turn away; the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad
45 Until thy brother's anger turn away to the west, and to the east, and to tho from thee, and be forget that which thou north, and to the south : and in thee and bast done to him : then I will send, and in thy seed shall all the families of the fetch thee from thence. Why should I be earth be blessed. deprived also of you both in one day? 15 And behold, I am with thee, and
46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am will keep thee in all places whither thou weary of my life, because of the daughters goest, and will bring thee again into this of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daugh- land: for I will not leave thee, until I have ters of Heth, such as these which are of the done that which I have spoken to thee of. daughters of the land, what good shall my 16 | And Jacob awaked out of his life do me?
sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in CHAP. XXVIII.
this place; and I knew it not. AND
Isaac called Jacob, and blessed 11 And he was afraid, and said, How
him, and charged him, and said unto dreadful is this place ! this is none other dim, Thou shalt not take a wife of the but the house of God, and this is the gate daughters of Canaan.
of heaven. 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house 18 And Jacob rose up early in the of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take morning, and took the stone that had thee a wife from thence of the daughters put for his pillows, and set it up for a pilf Laban thy mother's brother.
lar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and 19 And he called the name of that place make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that Beth-el : but the name of that city was thou mayest be a multitude of people; called Luz at the first.
4 And give thee the blessing of Abra- 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If bam, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; God will be with me, and will keep me that thou mayest inherit the land wherein in this way that I go, and will give me ihou art a stranger, which God gave unto bread to eat, and raiment to put on, Abraham
21 So that I come again to my father's 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he house in peace; then shall the LORD be Fent to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of my God : Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Re- 22 And this stone, which I have set for bekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. a pillar, shall be God's house : and of all
61 When Esau saw that Isaac had that thou shalt give me, I will surely give blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Pa- the tenth unto thee. dan-aram, to take him a wife from thence;
CHAP. XXIX. and that
as he blessed him hot make himse THEN Jatobe emt an bis jeupe and of the daughters of Canaan;
the east. 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in his mother, and was gone to Padan- the field, and lo, there were three ilocks aram ;
of sheep lying by it; for out of that well 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of they watered the flocks : and a great Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; stone was upon the well's mouth.
9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and 3 And thither were all the flocks gatook unto the wives which he had, Maha- thered : and they rolled the stone from the lath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's well's mouth and watered the sheep, and son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. put the stone again upon the well's mouth
10 | And Jacob went out from Beer- in his place. sheba, and went toward Haran.
4 And Jacob said unto them, My breth11 And he lighted upon a certain place, ren, whence be ye? And they said, Of and tarried there all night, because the sun Haran are we. was set : and he took of the stones of that! 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Lao