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fanc bleffeth Faceb Genefis. Efau threatneth Fa ob. 19 And Jacob faid unto his father, I am and all his brethren have I given to him Efau thy firft-burn, I have don according for fervants; and with corn and wine have as thou badeft me: arife, I pray thee, fit & I fuftained him: and what thall I do now eat of my venifon,y thy foul may blefs me. unto thee my fon?

20 And Ifaac faid unto his fon, How is 38 And Efau faid unto his father, Haft it that thou hast found it fo quickly, my thou but one blefling, my father? Meis fon? and he faid, Because the LORD thy me, even me alfo, O my father. And Elau God brought it to me. lift up his voyce, and wept.

21 And Ifaac faid unto Jacob, Come near, 39 And Ifaac his father anfwered, and 1 pray thee, that I may feel thee, my fon, faid unto him, Behold, thy dwelling fhall whether thou be my very fon Efau, or not. be the fatnefs of the earth, and of the dew 22 And Jacob went near unto Ifaac his of heaven from above.

father: and he felt him, and faid, The 40 And by thy fword fhalt thou live, and voyce is Jacobs voyce, but the hands are fhalt ferve thy brother: and it fhall come the hands of Efau. to pafs when thou shalt have the domi23 And he difcerned him not, because nion, that thou fhalt break his yoke from his hands were hairy, as his brother Elaus off thy neck.

hands: So he bleffed him.

41 And Efau hated Jacob', becaule of 24 And he faid, Art thou my very fon the blefling wherewith his father bleffed Elau? And he faid I am. him: and Elau faid in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, then will I lay my brother Jacob. 42 And these words of Efau her elder fon were told to Rebekah : & fhe fent & called Jacob her younger fon, and faid unto him, Behold, thy brotherEfau, as touching thee, doth comfort himtelf purposing to kill thee

25 And he faid, Bring it near to me,and 1 will eat of my fons venifon,that my foul may bless thee: and he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank,

26 And his father Ifaac faid unto him, Come near now, and kifs me, ny fon.

27 And he came near, and killed him: and he smelled the fmell of his raiment, and bleffed bim, and faid, See, the fmell of my fon is as the fmell of a field, which the LORD hath bleffed.

28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatnefs of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine.

43 Now therefore, my fon, obey my voyce: and arife, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran,

44 And tarry with him a few days, nntill thy brothers fury turn away;

45 Untill thy brothers anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou haft done to him: then I will fend, and 29 Let people ferve thee, & nations bow fetch thee from thence. Why should I be down to thee: be lord over thy brethren,& deprived alfo of you both in one day? let thy mothers fons bow down to thee: 46 And Rebekah faid to Ifaac,I am weary Curfed be every one that curfeth thee, and of my life, becaufe of y daughters of Heth: bleffed be he that blefleth thee. if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, fuch as thefe are of the daughters ofy land, what good fhall my life do me? CHAP. XXVIII. Jacob is bleffed, and fent to Padan-aram. 12 His vifion. 18 The tone of Bethel. 20 Jacobs vow.

30 ¶ And it came to pafs,affoon as Ifaac had made an end of blefling Jacob,and Jacob was yet fcarce gone out from the prefence of Ifaac his father, that Efau his bro-1 ther came in from his hunting.

31 And he alfo had made favoury meat and brought it unto his father; &faid unto his father, Let my father arife, and eat of his funs venifon, y thy foul may blefs me. 32 And Ifaac his father faid unto him, Who art thou? and he faid, I am thy fon, thy firft-born Efau.

33 And Ifaac trembled very exceedingly, and faid, Who,where is he that hath taken venifon, and brought it me, and I have eaten ofall before thou cameft, and have bleffed him? yea, and he fhall be bleed.

34 And when Efau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and faid unto his father, Blefs me, even me alfo, O my father.

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

Nd Ilaac caled Jacob, and bleffed

2 Arile, goto Padan-aram, to the house of Bethu thy mothers father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mothers brother,

3. And God Almighty blefs thee, and make thee fruitfull, and multiply thee, that thou mayeft be a multitude of people: 4 And give thee blefling of Abraham, to thee and to thy feed with theesthat thou mayelt inherit the land wherein thou art a ftranger, which God gave unto Abraham. 35 And he faid, Thy brother came with 5 And Ifaac fent away Jacob, and he fubtility, & hath taken away thy bleffing, went to Padan-aram unto Laban, fon of 36 And he faid, Is not he rightly named Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of RebeJacob? for he hath fupplanted me thefe kah, Jacobs and Efaus mother. two times: he took away my birth-right; 6 When Efau faw that Ilaac had and behold, now he hath taken away my bieffing: and he faid, Haft thou not referved a blefling for me?

37 And Ifaac answered and faid unto Behold, I have made him thy lord,

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bleffed Jacob, and fent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blefed him, he gave him a charge, faying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

Chap. xxix.

Jacobs vifion. He cometh to Laban. 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and 3 And thither were all the locks ga his mother, and was gon to Padan-aram; thered: and they rolled the ftone from the 8 And Efau fecing that the daughters of Wells mouth, and watered the fheep, and Canaan pleafed not Ifaac his father: put the ftone again upon the Wells mouth

4 And Jacob faid unto them, My brechren, whence be ye? And they faid, of Haran are we.

9. Then went Efau unto Ifhmael, and in his place. took unto the wives which he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ifmael Abrahams fon, the filter of Nebajoth, to be his wife. to And Jacob went out from Beerfhedba, and went toward Haran.

And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night,becaufe the fun was fet: and he took of the ftones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to fleep.

5 And he laid unto them, Know ye La ban the ton of Nahor? And they laid, We know him.

6 And he laid unto them, Is he well? and they faid, He is well: and behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the theep.

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7. And he faid, Lo, It is yet high day, 12 And he dreamed, and behold,a ladder neither is it time that the cattel fhould be fet upon the earth, and the top of it reach- gathered together: water ye the theep,and ed to heaven: and behold, the Angels of go and feed them. God afcending and defcending on it.

13 And behold, the LORD Itood above it, and faid, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Ifaac: the land whereon thou lieft, to thee will I give it, and to thy feed.

8 And they laid, We cannot, untill all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the Wells mouth; then we water the theep.

9. And while he yet fpake with them, Rachel came with her fathers fheep': for he kept them.

to And it came to pafs, when Jacob faw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mothers brother, & the theep of Laban his mothers brothersthat Jacob went near,& rolled the ftone from the Wells mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mothers brother. 11 And Jacobkiffed Rachel, and lifted up his voyce, and wept.

14 And thy feed fhall be as the duft of the earth; and thoufhalt fpread abroad to the weft, and to the eaft, and to the north, and to the fouth: 8t in thee and in thy feed fhall all the families of the earth be bleffed. 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goeft, and will bring thee again into this land: for I will not leave thee, untill I have don that which I have spoken to thee of. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was 16 And Jacob awaked out of his fleep, her fathers brother, and that he was Rebe and he faid, Surely the LORD is in this kahs fon : and the ran and told her father. place, and I knew it not. 13, And it came to pafs, when Laban 17 And he was afraid, and faid, How heard the tidings of Jacob his fifters fon, dreadfull is this place! this is none other that he ran to meet him, and embraced but the houfe of God, and this is the gate him, and kiffed hini, & brought him to his of heaven. houfe: and he told Laban all thefethings.

18 And Jacob rofe up early in the morning, and took the ftone that he had put for his pillows, and fet it up for a pillar, and poured oy!upon the top of it.

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

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

14 And Laban faid to him, Surely thou art my bone and my Hefh: and he abode with him the fpaceofa moneth.

15 And Labanfaid unto Jacob, Becaufe thou art my brother, fhouldelt thou therefore ferve me for nought? tell me, what fball thy wages be?

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

17 Leah was tender-eyed; but Rachel was beautifull and well-lavoured.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel, and faid, will ferve thee feven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

21 Soy I come again to my fathers houfe in peace: then fhall the LORD be my God. 22 And this ftone which I have fet for a I Pillar,fhall be Gods houfe: and of all that thou thalt give me, I will furely give the tenth unto thee.

CHAP. XXIX. 1 Jacob coming to the Well of Haram, 13 is entertained by Labans 18 covenanteth for Bacbel: 23 is deceived with Leab, 28 but marrietbalfo Racbel.

Hen Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east,

19 And Laban faid, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I fhould give her to another man: abide with me.

20 And Jacob ferved feven years for Rachel; and they feemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

21 And Jacob faid unto Laban, Give me my wife (for my days are fullfilled ) that may go in unto her,

22 And Laban gathered together all the And he looked, and behold, a Well in men of the place, and made a feaft. the field and lo, there were three flocks of 23 And it came to pafs in the evening, theep lying by it; for out of that Well that he took Leah his daughter, & brought they watered the flocks: and a great ftone her to him; and he went in unto her. w upon the Wells mouth. 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter


Labais deceit.


Rachel beareth fefeph. Leah, Zilpah his maid, for an hand-maid. 9 When Leah faw that the had left bear25 And it came to pals, that in the morning, the took Zilpah her maid, and gave ing, behold, it was Leah: and he faid to her Jacob to wife.



Laban; What is this thou haft don unto to And Zilpah Leahs maid bare Jacob ine; did not I ferve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then haft thou beguiled me? 26 And Laban faid, It must not be fo don in our countrey, to give the younger before the firit-born.

27 Fulfill her week, and we will give thee this alfo, for the fervice which thou thalt ferve with me yet feven other years. 28 And Jacob did fo, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife allo

11 And Leah faid, A troup cometh: And the called his name Gad.


20 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his hand-maid, to be her I


30 And he went in alfo unto Rachel, and he loved alfo Rachel more than Leah, and Served with him yet feven other years.. 31 And when the LORD faw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

32 And Leah conceived and bare a fon, and the called his name Reuben; for the faid, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband

will love me.

33 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; and faid, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this fon alfo: and the called his name Simeon.


34 And the conceived again, and bare fon; and faid, Now this time will my husband be joyned unto me, becaufe I have born him three fons: therefore was his name called Levi.

35 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; and the faid, Now will I praife the LORD therefore flie called his name Judah, and left bearing.

CHAP. XXX. Rachels barrenness. 24 Shebeareth Jofeph. 27 Jacobs new covenant with Laban. 37 His policy to become rich. A cob no children, vachi envied her Nd when Rachel faw that the bare Ja fifter; and faid unto Jacob, Give me children, or elfe I die.

12 And Zitpah Leahs maid bare Jacob fecond fon.

13 And Leah faid, Happy am I for the daughters will call me blefed: and the called his name Ather.

14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat-harveft, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah.Then Rachel faid to Leah, Give me, pray thee, of thy fons mandrakes.

15 And the faid unto her, Is it a small matter that thou haft taken my husband? and wouldeft thou take away my fons mandrakes alfo? And Rachel faid, Therefore he thall lie with thee to night for thy fons mandrakes.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and faid, Thou must come in unto me;for furely I have hired thee wny fons mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and fhe conceived, & bare Jacob the fifth fon.

18 And Leah faid, God hath given me mine hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and the called his name Ifachar.

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the fixth fon.

20 And Leah faid, God hath endowed me with a good dowry: now will my husband dwell with me, becaufel have born him fix fons: & the called his name Zebulun.

21 And afterwards the bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

22 And God remembred Rachel, & God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

23 And he conceived & bare a fon and faid, God hath taken away my reproach; 24 And the called his name Jofeph: and faid, faid, The Lord fhall add to me another

25 And it came to pafs, when Rachel had born Jofeph, that Jacob faid unto La2 And Jacobs anger was kindled against ban, Send me away, that I may go unto Rachel, and he faid, Am I in Gods tead, mine own place, and to my country, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of 26. Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have ferved thee, and lerme go; for thou knoweft my fervice which I have don thee.

the womb?


3 And the faid, Behold my maid Bilhah:go in unto her, and the fhall bear upon my knees, I may also have children by her. 27 And Laban faid unto him, I pray 4 And the gave him Bilhah her hand- if I have found favour in thineeyes,tarry: maid to wife; and Jacob went in unto her, for I have learned by experience, that the 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob LORD hath bleffed me for thy fake.. a fon.

6 And Rachel faid, God hath judged me, and hath alfo heard my voyce, and hath given me a fon: therefore called the

his name Dan.

7 And Bilhah Rachels maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a fecond fon.

8 And Rachel faid, With great wrestlings have I wrestled my fifter, and I have prevailed: and the called his naine Naphtali.

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

29 And he laid unto him, Thou knoweft how I have ferved thee, and how thy cattel was with me.

30 For it was little which thou hadst be fore I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude and the LORD hath bleed thee fince my coming: and now when thall I Jurovide for mine own house alfo?

Jacobs wages.


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

His policy. 31 And he faid, What fhall I give thee? 5 And faid unto them, I fee your fathers And Jacob faid, Thou shalt not give me countenance, that it is not toward me as any thing; it thou wilt do this thing for before: but the God of my father hath been me, I will again feed and keep thy flock: with me. 32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the fpeckled and fpotted cattel, and all the brown And your father hath deceived me, cattel among the sheep, and the fpotted and changed my wages ten times: but and fpeckled among the goats: and of fucb God fuffered him not to hurt me. hall be,my hire. 8 Ithe faid thus, The fpeckled fhal be thy 33 So thall my rightoufness answer for wages; then all the cattel bare fpeckled me in time to come; when it fhall come & if he laid thus, The ring-ftraked fhall be for my hire before thy face every one that thy hire, then bare all cattel ring-ftraked is not fpeckled and fpotted amongst the 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattel goats, and brown amongst the theep, that of your father, and given them to me. hall be accounted ftolen with me. to And it came to pafs at the time that

34 And Laban faid, Behold, I would it the cattel conceived, that I lifted up mine might be according to thy word, eyes, and faw in a dream, and behold, the 35 And he removed that day the he-goats rams which leaped upon the cattel were that were ring-ftraked, and spotted, and ring-ftraked, fpeckled, and grilled. all the the-goats that were fpeckled and And the Angel of God fpake unto potted, and every one that had some white me in a dream,Saying, Jacob: and I said, in it, and all the brown among the fheep, Here am I. and gave them in to the hands of his fons. 36 And he fet three days journey be twixt himself and Jacob: and-Jacob fed the rest of Labans flocks.

37¶ And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hafel and chefnut-tree; and pilled white ftrakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. 38 And he fet the rods which he had pilled be ore 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 cattel ring-ftraked, fpeckled, and fpotted.

40 And Jacob did feparate the lambs, and fet the faces of the flocks toward the ring-ftraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by themfelves; and put them not unto Labans cattel.

12 And he faid, Lift up now thine eyes & fee, all rams which leap, upon the catte are ring-ftraked, fpeckled, and grifled: for I have feen all that Laban doth unto thee. 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedit the pillar, and where thou voWedit a vow unto me; now arife, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

14 And Rachel and Leah anfwered, and faid unto him, is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our fathers houfe? 15 Are we not counted of him ftrangers? for he hath fold us, and hath quite devoured alfo our money.

16 For all the riches whichGod hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our childrens: now then whatsoever God hath faid unto thee, do.

17 Then Jacob rofe up, and set his fons and his wives upon camels.

18 And he carried away all his cattell, 41 And it came to pafs when foever the and all his goods which he had gotten,the Aronger cattel did conceive, that Jacob cattell of his getting, which he had gotten laid the rods before the eyes of the catte lin Padan-aram; for to go to Ifaac his in the gutters, that they might conceive father in the land of Canaan.

among the rods.

19 And Laban went to fhear his fheep: 42 But when the cattel were feeble, he andRachel had ftolen the images that were put them not in: fo the feebler were La- her fathers." bans, and the ftronger Jacobs.

43 And the man increafed exceedingly, and had much cattel, and maid-fervants, and men-fervants, and camels, and affes. CHA P. XXXI. 1 Facobs departure from Laban. 22 Laban purfutbbim.47Their covenant atGaleed. Nd he heard the words of Labans fons. Afaying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our fathers; and of that which was our fathers hath he gotten all this glory. 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as before.

3 And the LORD faid unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred, and I will be with thee.

4 And Jacob fent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

20 And Jacob ftole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled."

21 So he fled with all that he had, and he rofe up, and paffed over the river, and fet his face toward the mount Gilead.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him, & purfued after him feven days journey & they overtook him in the mountGilead

24. And God cane to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and faid unto him Take heed that thou speak not to Jacol either good or bad.

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount; and Laban with his bruthren pitched in the mount of Gilead. 26 And


Genefis Labanpur fuetis him, Faceb defarting: 26 And Laban faid to Jacob, What haft away now empty: God hath feen mine thou done, that thon haft ftolen away un- affiction and the labour of mine hands awares to me,and carried away my daugh- and rebuked the yefternight. ters, as captivs taken with the word?

43 And Laban answered, and faid unto 27 Wherefore didit thou flee away fe- Jacob, Thefe daughters are my daughters, cretly and fteal away from me? and didit and these children are my children, and not tell me, that I might have fent thee thefe cattel are my cattel, and all that thou away with mirth, and with fongs, with ta- feelt is mine: and what can I do this day bret, and with harp. unto thefe my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

28 And haft not fuffered me to kifs my fons 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 hurt but the God of your father pake unto me y efternight, faying, Take chou heed, that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now though thou wouldeft needs be gone, because thou fore longedft after thy fathers houle; yet where fore haft thou ftolen my gods?

31 And Jacobanfwered and faid to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I faid, Peradventure thou wouldeft take by force thy daughters from me.

32 With whomfoever thou findeft thy gods, let him not live, before our brethren difcern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee: for Jacob knew not that Rachel had ttolen them.

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

45 And Jacob took a ftone, and fet it up for a pillar.

46 Aud Jacob faid unto his brethren. Gather tones: and they took ftones, and made an heap ; and they did eat there upon the heap.

47 And Laban called it Jegar-fahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed,

48 And Laban faid, This heap is a wit nefs between me and thee this day. There fore was the name of it called Galeed,

49 And Mizpah: for he faid, The LORD watch between me and thee when we are abfent one from another.

50 Ifthoufhalt afflict my daughters,or if thou fhalt take other wives belides my daughters, no man is with us: See, God is witnefs betwixt me and thee.


33. And Laban went into Jacobs tent, 51 And Laban faid to Jacob, Behold and into Leahs tent, and into the two maid-fervants tents; but he found them this heap, and behold this pillar, which! not. Then went he out of Leahs tent, and have caft betwixt me and thee; This heap be witnefs and this pillar b entred into Rachels tent. 34. Now Rachel had taken the images, witnefs, that I will not pafs over this heap and put them in the camels furniture, and to thee, and that thou shalt not pals over fat upon them: and Laban fearched all this heap & this pillar unto me for harm. 53 The God of Abraham, and the God the tent, but found them not. 35 And the faid to her father, Let it not of Nahor, the God of their father, judge difplease my lord that I cannot rite up be- betwixt us. And Jacob fware by the fear fore thee; for the custom-of women is of his father Ifaac. upon me: and he fearched, but found not the images.

36 And Jacob was wroth, & chode with Laban: and Jacob anfwered, and faid to Laban, What is my trefpafs? what is my in that thou haft fo hotly pursued after me? 37 Whereas thou haft fearched all my tuff, what haft thou found of all thy houthold stuff? fet it there before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

38 This twenty years bave I been with thee: thy ews and thy fhe-goats have not calt their young,and the rams of thy flock

have I not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beats I brought not unto thee: I bare the lofs of its of my hand didit thou require it, wheher ftolen by day, orftolen by night. 40 Thus I was in the day, the drought onlumed me, and the froft by night: and my fleep departed from mine eyes.

54 Then Jacob offered facrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all the night in the mount.

55 And early in the morning Laban rofe up, and killed his fons, and his daughters, and bleffed them; and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

CHAP. XXXII. lacobs vifion, 3 and meffage, 13 and prefent to Efau. 24 Wrestling with an angel, he is called Ifrael.


gels of God met him.
Jacob went on his way, and the an-

2 And when Jacob faw them, he said, This is Guds hoft: and he called the name ofthat place Mahanaim.

3 And Jacob fent meffengers before him to Efau his brother, unto the land of Seir, the countrey of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, faying, Thus fhall ye fpeak unto my lord Efal 41 Thus have 1 been twenty years in thy Thy fervant Jacob faith thus, I have fo houfe: I ferved thee fourteen years for thy journed with Laban, and ftayed there un two daughters, and fix years for thy cattel; till now:

& thou haft changed my wages ten times.

5 And I havcoxen, and affes, Hocks,an

42 Except the God of my father, the men-fervants, and women-fervants: an God of Abraham, and the fear of Ifaac had I have fent to tell my lord, that I may fid been with me, furely thou hadft fent me grace in thy fight.

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