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17 Leah 3 Heb.


33 And she conceived again, and bore CHRIST, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night a son; and said, Because the Lord hath

for thy son's mandrakes. heard that I was hated, he hath therefore

*16 And Jacob came from the field in given me this son also: and she called

the evening, and Leah went out to meet his name 9 Simeon. .

him, and said, Thou must come in to 34 And she conceived ågain, and bore 9 That is,

me; for surely I have hired thee with

bearing. a son; and said, Now this time will my

my son's mandrakes. And he lay with husband adhere to me, because I have

her that night.

10 That is, borne him three sons: therefore was his joined.

17 And God hearkened to Leah, and name called 10 Levi.

she conceived, and bore Jacob the fifth 35 And she conceived again, and bore a Mat. 1. 2. a son: and she said, Now will I praise 11 That is, 18 And Leah said, God hath given me the LORD: therefore she called his name praise. my hire, because I have given my maiden au Judah, and left bearing.

12 Heb. stood to my husband: and she called his name from bear.

8 Issachar. CHAP. XXX.


19 And Leah conceived again, and I Rachel in grief for her barrenness, gireth 1 bore Jacob the sixth son.

Bilhah, her maid, to Jacob: 5 She beareth built by her.
Dan and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth Zilpah 2 That is,

20 And Leah said, God hath endowed her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. 14

me with a good dower; now will my

judging. Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah

husband dwell with me, because I have bryeth her husband of Rachel. beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 wrestling: borne him six sons: and she called his Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth to of God. name go Zebulun. depart. 27 Laban stayeth him on a new cod. 4 That is, my 21 And afterwards she bore a daughenant. 37 Jacob's policy, by which he becom. wrestling. ter, and called her name 10 Dinah. eth rich.

a called, Mat.

22 | And God remembered Rachel, Jacob no ehildren, Rachel envied Nepthalim. her fruitful.

and God hearkened to her, and rendered her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me 5 That is, a

23 And she conceived, and bore a son; children, or else I die.

troop, or,

and said, God hath taken away my re2 And Jacob's anger was kindled

6 Heb. In ту

proach: against Rachel; and he said, Am I in

happiness. 24 And she called his name 11 Joseph; God's stead, who hath withheld from 7 That is, and said, The Lord will add to me anthee the fruit of the womb?


other son. 3 And she said, Behold, my maid

25 91 And it came to pass, when Rachel Bilhah, go in to her; and she shall bear

had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laupon my knees, that I may also i have

ban, Send me away, that I may go to my children by her.

own place, and to my country. 4 And she gave him Bilhah, her 8 That is, a


26 Give me my wives and my children, handmaid, for a wife: and Jacob went

for whom I have served thee, and let me in to her.

go: for thou knowest my service which 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bore Ja

I have done thee. cob a son.

9 That is,

27 And Laban said to him, I pray 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged

thee, if I have found favor in thine eyes, me, and hath also heard my voice, and

tarry: for I have learned by experience, hath given me a son: therefore she call.

that the LORD hath blessed me for thy ed his name 2 Dan.

sake. 7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceiv- called,

Mat. 4. 13,

28 And he said, Appoint me thy waed again, and bore Jacob a second son.

Zabulon. ges, and I will give it. 8 And Rachel said, With 3 great

29 And he said to him, Thou knowest wrestlings have I wrestled with my sis

how I have served thee, and how thy catter, and I have prevailed: and she called

tle were with me. his name - Naphtali.

30 For it was little which thou badst 9 When Leah saw that she had left

before I came, and it is now 12 increased bearing, she took Zilpah, her maid, and

to a multitude; and the Lord hath blessgare her Jacob for a wife.

10 That is, ed thee 13 since my coming: and now 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Ja- judgment. when shall I provide for my own house cob a son.

also ? 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh:

31 And he said, What shall I give and she called his name 5 Gad.

11 That is,

thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not 12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Ja

adding: give me any thing; if thou wilt do this cob a second son.

thing for me, I will again feed and keep 13 And Leah said, 6 Happy am I, for

thy flock: the daughters will call me blessed: and 12 Heb. bro 32 I will pass through all thy flock toshe called his name 7 Asher.

ken forth. day, removing from thence all the speck14 1 And Reuben went, in the days of

led and spotted cattle, and all the brown wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in

cattle among the sheep, and the spotted the field, and brought them to his mother 13 Heb. at and speckled among the goats: and of Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give my foot. such shall be my hire. me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

33 So shall my righteousness answer 15 And she said to her, Is it a small

for me 14 in time to come,

when it shall matter that thou hast taken my husband ?

come for my hire before thy face: every and wouldest thou take away my son's 14 Heb. 10 one that is not speckled and spottei mandrakes also ? And Rachel said, l' morroro. among the goats, and brown among the

sheep, that shall be accounted stolen with


8 If he said thus, The speckled shall me.

1998. be thy wages; then all the cattle bore 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would

speckled: and if he said thus, The ringit might be according to thy word.

streaked shall be thy hire; then all the 35 And he removed that day the he

cattle bore ring-streaked. goats that were ring-streaked and spot

9 Thus God hath taken away the catted, and all the she-goats that were speck

tle of your father, and given them to me. led and spotted ; every one that bad

10 And it came to pass at the time some white in it, and all the brown among

that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up the sheep, and gave them into the hands

my eyes, and saw in a dream, and beof his sons.

hold, the rams which leaped upon the 36 And he set three days' journey be.

cattle were ring-streaked, speckled, and tween himself and Jacob; and Jacob fed

grizzled. the rest of Laban's flocks.

11 And the angel of God spoke to me 37 And Jacob took to him rods of

in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, green poplar, and of the hazel and ches

Here am I. nut-tree ; and peeled white streaks in

12 And he said, Lift up now thy eyes them, and made the white appear which

and see, all the rams which leap upon was in the rods.

the cattle are ring-streaked, speckled, 38 And he set the rods, which he had 1 Heb. as and grizzled : for I have seen all that Lapeeled, before the flocks in the gutters in yesterday ban doeth to thee, the watering-troughs, when the flocks and the 13 I am the God of Beth-el, a where came to drink, that they should conceive day before, thou anointedst the pillar, and where when they came to drink.

thou vowedst to me a vow: now arise, 39 And the flocks conceived before the

depart from this land, and return to the rods, and brought forth cattle ring

land of thy kindred. streaked, speckled, and spotted.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered, 40 And Jacob separated the lambs,

and said to him, Is there yet any portion and set the faces of the flocks towards

or inheritance for us in our father's the ring-streaked, and all the brown in

house? the flock of Laban: and he put his own

15 Are we not counted by him stranflocks by themselves, and put them not

gers; for he hath sold us, and hath quite with Laban's cattle.

consumed also our money. 41 And it came to pass, whenever the

16 For all the riches which God hath stronger cattle conceived, that Jacob laid

taken from our father, that is ours, and the rods before the eyes of the catile in

our children's: now then whatever God the gutters, that they might conceive

hath said to thee, do. among the rods.

17 9 Then Jacob arose, and set his 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he

sons and his wives upon camels; put them not in: so the feebler were La

18 And he carried away all his cattle, ban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

and all his goods which he had gained, 43 And the man increased exceeding

the cattle of his getting, which he had ly, and had many cattle; and maid-ser-2 or, he

gained in Padan-aram ; to go to Isaac,

goals. vants, and men-servants, and camels,

his father, in the land of Canaan. and asses.

19 And Laban went to shear his CHAP. XXXI.

sheep; and Rachel had stolen the 3 im1 Jacob upon displeasure departeth secretly., 19

ages that were her father's. Rachel stealeth her father's images : 22 La.

20 And Jacob stole away 4 unawares ban pursueth after him, and complaineth of the wrong: 34, Rachel's policy to hide the

to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him images. 36 Jacob's complaint of Laban. 43 " ch. 28. 18. not that he was about to depart. The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed.

21 So he fled with all that he had; and

he arose, and passed over the river, and sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away

set his face towards the mount Gilead. all that was our father's; and of thal

22 And it was told Laban on the third which was our father's hath he obtained

day that Jacob had fled. all this glory.

23 And he took his brethren with him, 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance Hleb tera. and pursued after him seven days' jour

. of Laban, and behold, it was not towards

ney: and they overtook him in the mount him i as before.

Gilead. 3 And the LORD said to Jacob, Return

24 And God came to Laban, the Syrto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kin

ian, in a dream by night, and said to dred; and I will be with thee.

him, Take heed that thou speak not to 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel

Jacob 5 either good or bad. and Leah into the field to his flock, 4 Heb. the 25 | Then Laban overtook Jacob. 5 And said to them, I see your father's heart of Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the

Laban. countenance, that it is not towards me as

mount: and Laban, with his brethren, before: but the God of my father hath

pitched in the mount of Gilead. been with me.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What 6 And ye know that with all my power

hast thou done, that thou hast stolen I have served your father.

away unawares to me, and carried away 7 And your father hath deceived me,

my daughters, as captives taken with the and changed my wages ten times: but 5 Heb. from sword? God suffered him not to hurt me.

good to bad.

27 Why didst thou flee away secretly,


Before and 6 steal away from me, and didst not


ters, and these children are my children, tell me, that I might have sent thee away 1739. and these caule are my catile, and all that with mirth, and with songs, with tabrei,

thou seest is mine; and what can I do and with harp ?

this day to these my daughters, or to 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss

their children which they have borne ? my sons, and my daughters ? thou hast

44 Now therefore come thou, let us now done foolishly in so doing.

make a covenant, I and thou; and let it 29 It is in the power of my hand to do

be for a witness between me and thee. you hurt : but the God of your father

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it spoke to me yesternight, saying, Take

6 Heb. has

up for a pillar. thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob

stolen me.

46 And Jacob said to his brethren, either good or bad.

Gather stones; and they took stones, 30 And now, though thou wouldest

and made a heap: and they ate there needs be gone, because thou didst earn

upon the heap. estly long after thy father's house ; yet 1 Heb. fell. dutha: but

Jacob called it Galeed:

47 And Laban called it 10 Jegar-sahawhy hast thou stolen my gods ? 31 And Jacob answered and said to

48 And Laban said, This heap is a Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said,

witness between me and thee this day. It may be thou wouldest take thy daugh-8'Heb. Selt. Therefore was the name of it called ters from me by force.

Galeed : 32 With whomsoever thou findest thy

49 And 11 Mizpah; for he said, The gods, let him not live: before our breth-9 Vessels or Lord watch between me and thee, when ren discern thou what is thine with me, baggage. we are absent one from another. and take it to thee: for Jacob knew not

50 If thon shalt afflict my daughters, that Rachel had stolen them.

or if thou shalt take other wives besides 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, "Ex. 22. 12. my daughters; no man is with us; See, and into Leah's tent, and into the two

God is witness betwixt me and thee. maid-servants' tents; but he found them

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold not. Then he went out of Leah's tent,

this heap, and behold this pillar, which I and entered into Rachel's tent.

have cast betwixt me and thee; 34 Now Rachel had taken the images,

52 This heap be witness, and this piland put them in the camel's furniture,

lar be witness, that I will not pass over and sat upon them. And Laban 7 search

this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not ed all the tent, but found them not.

pass over this heap and this pillar to me, 35 And she said to her father, Let it

for harm. not displease my lord that I cannot rise

53 The God of Abraham, and the God up before thee; for the custom of women

of Nahor, the God of their father, judge is upon me. And he searched, but found

betwixt us. And Jacob swore by the not the images.

fear of his father Isaac. 36 1 And Jacob was wroth, and chid 10 That is, 54 Then Jacob 12 offered sacrifice upon with Laban : and Jacob answered, and the heap of the mount, and called his brethren to eat said to Laban, What is my trespass ? witness. bread: and they ate bread, and tarried what is my sin, that thou hast so eagerly

all night in the mount. pursued after me?

55 And early in the morning Laban 37 Whereas thou hast 8 searched all

arose, and kissed his sons and his daughmy 9 stuff, what hast thou found of all

ters, and blessed them: and Laban dethy household-stuff? set it here before

parted, and returned to his place. my brethren, and thy brethren, that they 1 That is, a

CHAP. XXXII. may judge betwixt us both.

beacon or 38 These twenty years have I been watch

1 Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. 3 His message with thee: thy ewes and thy she-goats

10 Esau. 6 He is afraid of Esau's coming.

9 He prayeth for his deliverance. have not cast their young, and the rams

sendeth a present to Esau. 24 He wrestleth of thy flock have I not eaten.

with an angel at Peniel, where he is called 39 That which was torn by beasts, 1

Israel. 31 He haueth. brought not to thee; I bore the loss of it;

ND Jacob went on his way, and the of b my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night. 12 or, killed 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said,

40 Thus I was; in the day the drouth beasts. This is God's host : and he called the consumed me, and the frost by night;

name of that place i Mahanaim. and my sleep departed from my eyes.

3 And Jacob sent messengers before 41 Thus have I been twenty years in

him to Esau his brother, to the land of thy house; I served thee fourteen years

Seir, the 2 country of Edom. for thy two daughters, and six years for

4 'And he commanded them, saying, thy catile: and thou hast changed my

Thus shall ye speak to my lord Esau :

1 That is, wages ten times.

tudo hosts,

Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have so42 Except the God of my father, the or, camps. journed with Laban, and stayed there till God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac had been with me, surely thou hadst now

5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, sent me away empty. God hath seen my

and men-servants, and women-servants : affliction, and the labor of my hands, and

and I have sent to tell my lord, that I rebuked thee yesternight.

may find grace in thy sight. 43 And Laban answered, and said

61 And the messengers returned to to Jacob, These daughters are my daugh-12 Heb. field. IJacob, saying, We came to thy brother


13 He




Before Esan, and also he is coming to meet thee,


there wrestled a man with him, until the and four hundred men with him.

1739. 7 breaking of the day. 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and

25 And when he saw that he prevailed distressed : and he divided the people

not against him, he touched the hollow that were with him, and the flocks, and

of his thigh : and the hollow of Jacob's herds, and camels, into two bands;

thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled 8 And said, If Esau shall come to the

with him. one company, and smite it, then the other

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day company which is left, will escape.

breaketh ; And he said, . I will not let 94 And Jacob said, O God of my fath

ach. 31. 13.

thee go, except thou bless me. er Abraham, and God of my father

27 And he said to him, What is thy Isaac, the Lord who saidst to me, « Re

name? And he said, Jacob. turn to thy country, and to thy kindred,

28 And he said, « Thy name shall be and I will deal well with thee;

called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as 10 3 I am not worthy of the least of all

a prince hast thou power with God, and the mercies, and of all the truth, which

with men, and hast prevailed. thou hast shown to thy servant: for with 3 Heb. I am 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, my staff I passed over this Jordan, and less than

Tell me, I pray thee, thy name: And he now I am become two bands.

all, &c.

said, why is it that thou dost ask after my 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the

name ? and he blessed him there. band of my brother, from the hand of

30 And Jacob called the name of the Esau: for Í fear him, lest he shall come

place 8 Peniel: for I have seen God face and smite me, and the mother 4 with the 4 Heb.


to face, and my life is preserved. children.

31 And as he passed over Penuel the 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do

sun rose upon him, and he halted upon thee good, and make thy seed as the sand 5 Heb. my his thigh. of the sea, which cannot be numbered face. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat for multitude.

not of the sinew which shrunk, which is 131 And he lodged there that same

upon the hollow of the thigh, to this day; night; and took of that which came to Heb. caus. because he touched the hollow of Jacob's his hand a present for Esau, his broth-ed to pass thigh in the sinew that shrunk. er;

CHAP. XXXIII. 14 Two hundred she-goats, and twen

1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their ty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twen

meeting. 17 Jacob cometh to Succoth. ty rams,

At Shalem he buyeth a field, and raiseth an 15 Thirty milch camels with their

altar called El-elohe-Israel. colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty

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ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and she-asses and ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the 7 Heb. as. and with him four hundred men. And hand of his servants, every drove by cending of he divided the children to Leah, and to themselves; and said to his servants, ing. Rachel, and to the two handmaids. Pass over before me, and put a space be

2 And he put the handmaids and their twirt drove and drove.

children foremost, and Leah and her 17 And he commanded the foremost, o Hos. 12. 4. children after, and Rachel and Joseph saying, When Esau, my brother, meet

hindermost. eth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose

3 And he passed on before them, and art thou ? and whither goest thou ? and

bowed himself to the ground seven times, whose are these before thee ?

till he came near to his brother. 18 Then thou shalt say, They are thy

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and emservant Jacob's: it is a present sent to

braced him, and fell on his neck, and my lord Esau: and behold also he is be

kissed him: and they wept. bind us.

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw 19 And so he commanded the second, That is, the the women and the children, and said, and the third, and all that followed the face of God. Who are those 1 with thee ? And he said, droves, saying, In this manner shall ye

The children which God hath graciousspeak to Esau, when ye find him.

ly given to thy servant. 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy

6 Then the handmaidens came near, servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, 1 Heb. to they and their children, and they bowed I will appease him with the present that

themselves. goeth before me, and afterward I will

7 And Leah also with her children see his face; peradventure he will ac

came near, and bowed themselves; and cept s of me.

2 Heb. What after came Joseph near and Rachel, and 21 So the present went over before is all this they bowed themselves. him; and he himself lodged that night

8 And he said, 2 What meanest thou

thee 2 in the company.

by all this drove which I met ? And he 22 And he arose that night, and took

said, These are to find grace in the sight his two wives, and his two women-ser

of my lord. vants, and his eleven sons, and passed

9 And Esau said, I have enough, my over the ford Jabbok.

brother ; 3 keep what thou hast to thy

3 23 And he took them, and 6 sent them

that to thee

self. over the brook, and sent over that which that is 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, he had.

if now I have found grace in thy sight, 24 1 And Jacob was left alone; and

then receive my present at my hand : for

cc. 35. 10.


band to




therefore I have seen thy face, as though


Israel, in lying with Jacob's daughter; I had seen the face of God, and thou hast

which thing ought not to be done. been pleased with me.

8 And Hamor communed with them, 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that

saying, The soul of my son Shechem is brought to thee; because God hath 4 Heb. all longeth for your daughter: I pray you dealt graciously with me, and because I things.

give her to him for a wife. have 1 enough : and he urged him, and 5 Heb. ac. 9 And make ye marriages with us: he took it. 12 And he said, Let us take our jour- the work,

the foot of give your daughters to us, and take our

daughters to you. ney, and let us go, and I will go before &c. and ac 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and thee.

cording to the land shall be before you; dwell and 13 And he said to him, My lord know the core of trade ye therein, and get you possessions eth that the children are tender, and the dren. therein. flocks and herds with young are with me,

11 And Shechem said to her father, and if men should over-drive them one Heb.set, or, and to her brethren, Let me find favor in day, all the flock will die.

place. your eyes, and what ye shall say to me, 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over

I will give. before his servant: and I will lead on 7 Heb. Why 12 Ask me never so much dower and

is this? slowly, according 5 as the cattle that go

gift, and I will give according as ye shall before me, and the children are able to

8 That is,

say to me: but give me the damsel for a endure; until I come to my lord to Seir.

wife. 15 And Esau said, Let me now 6 leave

13 And the sons of Jacob answered with thee some of the people that are with

9 Called,

Shechem and Hamor his father deceitme: And he said, - What needeth it? Acts 7.'16. fully, and said, (because he had defiled Let me find grace in the sight of my Sychern. Dinah their sister,). lord.

a Josh. 24.32 14 And they said to them, We cannot 16 T So Esau returned that day on his 10 Called, do this thing, to give our sister to one way to Seir.

Acts 7. 16.

that is uncircumcised: for that would be

Emmor. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth,

a reproach to us : and built him a house, and made booths 11 or, lambs.

15 But in this will we consent to yon: for his cattle: therefore the name of the 12 That is,

God the God If ye will be as we are, that every male place is called 8 Succoth.

of Israel.

of you shall be circumcised; 18 | And Jacob came to Shalem, a ci

1 Heb. hum.

16 Then will we give our daughters ty of Shechem, which is in the land of bled her. to you, and we will take your daughters Canaan, when he came from Padan- 2 Heb. to her to us, and we will dwell with you, and aram; and pitched his tent before the heart. we will become one people. city.

17 But if ye will not hearken to us, to 19 a And he bought a part of a field,

be circumcised; then will we take our where he had spread his tent, at the hand

daughter, and we will be gone. of the children 10 of Hamor, Shechem's

18 And their words pleased Hamor, father, for a hundred 11 pieces of money.

and Shechem Hamor's son. 20 And he erected there an altar, and

19 And the young man deferred not called it 12 El-elohe-Israel.

to do the thing, because he had delight CHAP. XXXIV.

in Jacob's daughter: and he was more 1 Dinah is ravished by Shechem. 4 He desir.

honorable than all the house of his faeth to marry her. 13 The sons of Jacob offer

ther. the condition of circumcision to the Shechem.

20 | And Hamor and Shechem his ites : 20 Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it : 25 The sons of Jacob upon that

son came to the gate of their city, and advantage slay them, 27 and spoil their city.

communed with the men of their city, 30 Jacob reproveth Simeon and Leri.

saying, ND Dinah the daughter of Leah,

21 These men are peaceable with us,

therefore let them dwell in the land, and to see the daughters of the land.

trade therein: for the land, behold, it is 2 And when Shechem, the son of Ha

large enongh for them: let us take their mor the Hivite, prince of the country,

daughters to us for wives, and let us give saw her, he took her, and lay with her,

them our daughters. and i defiled her.

22 Only herein, will the men consent 3 And his soul cleaved to Dinah the

to us to dwell with us, to be one people, if daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam

every male among us shall be círcumcissel, and spoke 2 kindly to the damsel.

ed, as they are circumcised. 4 And Shechem spoke to his father

23 Will not their cattle, and their subHamor, saying, Get me this damsel for

stance, and every beast of theirs be ours? a wife.

only let us consent to them, and they will 5 And Jacob heard that he had defil

dwell with us. ed Dinah his daughter (now his sons

24 And to Hamor and to Shechem his were with his cattle in the field :) and

son hearkened all that went out of the Jacob held his peace till they had come.

gate of his city: and every male was cir61 And Hamor the father of Shechem

cumcised, all that went out of the gate of went out to Jacob to commune with him.

his city. 7. And the sons of Jacob came from

25 † And it came to pass on the third the field when they heard it: and the

day, when they were sore, that two of men were grieved, and they were very

the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Diwroth, because he had wrought folly in

Inah's brethren, took each man his sword,

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