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GENESIS. He serves for Leah and Racher Beth-el: but the name of that city was call- 15 | And Laban said unto Jacob, Because ed Luz at the first.

thou art my brother, shouldest thou there20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God fore serve me for nought? tell me, what will be with me, and will keep me in this way shall thy wages be? that I

go, and will give me bread to eat, and 16 And Laban had two daughters: the raiment to put on,

name of the elder was Leah, and the name 21 So that I come again to my father's house of the younger was Rachel. in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: 17 Leal was tender-eyed, but Rachel was

22 And this stone, which I have set for a beautiful and well-favoured. pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that 13 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I ihou shalt give me, I will surely give the will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy tenth unto thee.

younger daughter. CHAP. XXIX.

19 And Laban said, It is better that I give

her to thee, than that I should give her to Jacob comcth to the well of Haran. 9 He taketh acquaintance of Rachel. 13 Laban entertain- | another man: abide with me. eth him. 18 Jacob covenanteth for Rachel. 23

20 And Jacob served seven years for Ra. Heis deceived with Leah. 28 He marrieth also chel; and they seemed unto him but a few Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more. days, for the love he had to her. 32 Leah beareth Reuben, 33 Simeon, 34 Levi, | 21 | And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me 35 and Judah.

my wife (for my days are fulfilled) that I may THEN Jacob went on his journey, and so in unto her. came into the land of the people of the 22 And Laban gathered together all the

men of the place, and made a feast. 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that field, and lo, there were three flocks of sheep he took Leah his daughter, and brought her lying by it; for out of that well they watered to him; and he went in unto her. the tlocks: and a great stone was upon the 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Lealı, well's mouth.

Zilpah his maid, for a handmaid. 3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: 25 And it came to pass, that in the mornand they rolled the stone from the well's ing, behold, it was Leah : and he said to Lamouth and watered the sheep, and put the ban, What is this thou hast done unto me? stone again upon the well's mouth in his place. did not I serve with thee for Rachel? where

4 And Jacob said unto them, My breihren, fore then hast thou beguiled me? whence be ye? And they said," Of Haran 26 And Laban said, It must not be so done

in our country, to give the younger before 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the the first-born. son of Nahor? Anri they said, We know him. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee

6 And he said unto them, Is he well! And this also, for the service which thou shalt they said, He is well: and behold, Rachel serve with me yet seven other years. his daughter cometh with the sheep. 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet ligli day, nei week: and he gave him Rachel his daughther is it time that the cattle should be gather- ter to wise also. ed together: water ye the sheep, and go and 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughfeed them.

ter, Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and focks be gathered together, and till they roll he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and the stone from the well's mouth; then we served with him yet seven other years. water the sheep.

31 | And when the LORD saw that Leah 9 | And while he yet spake with them, was hated, he opened her womb: but RaRachel came with her father's sheep: for chel was barren. she kept them.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; and 16 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw she called his name Reuben: for she said, Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's Surely the Lord hath looked upon my afflicbrother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's tion; now therefore my husband will love me. brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled 33 And she conceived again, and bare a the stone from the well's mouth, and water-son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard ed the flock of Laban his mother's brother. that I was hated, he hath therefore given me

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and listed up this son also: and she called his name Simeon. his voice, and wept.

34 And she conceived again, and bare a 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her son; and said, Now this time will my husfather's brother, and that he was Rebekah's band be joined unto me, because I have son; and she ran and told her father. borne him three sons: therefore was his 13 'And it came to pass when Laban heard name called Levi. the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he 35 And she conceived again, and bare a ran to meet him, and embraced him, and son: and she said, Now will I praise the kissed him, and brought him to his house. LORD: therefore she called his name Judali, And he told Laban all these things.

and left bearing. 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art

CHAP. XXX. my bone and my flesh: and he abode with 1 Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth him the space of a month.

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CHAP. XXX. Jacob's agreement with Laban. 2 and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth Zilpah her 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, 1, who beareth Gad and Asher. 14 Reuben and called hier name Dipah. Eth mandrakes, with which Leah buyeth 229 And God remembered Rachel, and God husband of Rachel. 17 Leah beareth Is hearkened to her, and opened her womb. ar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Rachel bearJoseph. 25 Jacob desireth to depart. 27

23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and an stayeth him on a new covenant. 37 Ja- said, God hath taken away my reproach: s policy, whereby he became rich.

2 And she called his name Joseph; anil D when Rachel saw that she bare Ja said, The LORD shall add to me another son. cob no children, Rachel envied her sis

25 | And it came to pass, when Rachel and said unto Jacob; Give me children, had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Lase I die.

ban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine nd Jacob's anger was kindled against own place, and to my country. el; and he said, Am I in God's stead, 26 Give me my wives and my children, for hath withheld from thee the fruit of the whom I have served thee, and let me go: for

thou knowest my service which I have done nd she said, Behold my maid Billiah, go thee. to her; and she shall bear upon my 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, s, that I may also have children by her. if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: nd she gave him Bilhah her handmaid for I have learned by experience that the fe: and Jacob went in unto her. LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. nd Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and

I will give it. nd Rachel said, God hath judged me, 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest ath also heard my voice, and hath given how I have served thee, and how thy cattle son: therefore called she his name Dan. was with me. und Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived 30 For it was little which thou hadst before , and bare Jacob a second son. I came, and it is now increased unto a multind Rachel said, With great wrestlings tude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since

I wrestled with my sister, and I have my coming: and now, when shall I provide ailed: and she called his name Naphtali. for mine own house also ? Vhen Leah saw that she had left bear- 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? she took Zilpal, her maid, and gave her And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any ob to wife. thing. If thou wilt do this thing for me,

1 And Zilpalı, Leal's maid, bare Jacob a will again feed and keep thy flock:

32 I will pass through all thy flock to-day; And Leah said, A troop cometh: and removing from thence all the speckled and called his name Gad.

spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among And Zilpah, Leal's maid, bare Jacob a the sheep, and the spotted and speckled ond son.

among the goats: and of such shall be my And Leah said, Happy am I, for the hire. nghters will call me blessed: and she 33 So shall my righteousness answer for led his name Asher.

me in time to come, when it shall come for 1 And Reuben went in the days of my hire before thy face: every one that is eat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the not speckled and spotted among the goats, d, and brought them unto his mother and brown among the sheep, that shall be uh. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give counted stolen with me. , I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it

And she said unto her, Is it a small night be according to thy word. tter that thou hast taken my husband ? 35 And he removed that day the he-goats

wouldest thou take away my son's man- that were ring-streaked and spotted, and all akes also ? And Rachel said, Therefore the she-goats that were speckled and spot

shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's ted, and every one that had some white in indrakes.

it, and all the brown among the sheep, and 6 And Jacob came out of the field in the gave them into the hands of his sons. ening, and Leah went out to meet him, 36 And he set three days' journey betwixt d said, Thou must come in unto me; for himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the jest rely I have hired thee with my son's man- of Laban's flocks. sikes. And he lay with her that night. 37 | And Jacob took him rods of green 7 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; -nceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. and pilled white streaks in them, and made 8 And Leah said, God hath given me my the white appear which was in the rods. re, because I have given my maiden to 38 And he set the rods which he had pilled y husband: and she called his name Issa- before the flocks in the gutters in the water

ing-troughs when the flocks came to drink, 9 And Leah conceived again, and bare that they should conceive when they came acob the sixth son.

to drink. 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed ine 39 And the flocks conceived before the

ith a good dowry; now will my husband rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streaked, well with me, because I have borne him speckled, and spotted. Ex sons: and she called his name Zebulun. 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and


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anu is pursued by him set the faces of the socks toward the ring-| for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured streaked, and all the brown in the flock of also our money.. Laban: and he put his own flocks by them- 16 For all the riches which God hath taken selves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle. from our father, that is ours, and our chil

41 And it came to pass whensoever the dren's: now then, whatsoever God hath said stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid unto thee, do. the rods before the eves of the cattle in the 17 9 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons gutters, that they might conceive along the and his wives upon camels; rods.

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle them not in: so the feebler were Labau's, of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanand the stronger Jacob's.

aram; for to go to Isaac his father in the 43 And the man increased exceedingly, land of Canaan. and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: men-servants, and camels, and asses. and Rachel had stolen the images that were CHAP. XXXI.

her father's. 1 Jacob upon displeasure departeth secretly. 19

20 And Jacob stole away unawares to LaRachel stealeth her father's images. 2.3 La- ban the Syrian, in that he told him not that ban pursueth after Jacob, 26 and complainath he fied. of the wrong. 34 Rachel's policy to hile the A So he fied with all that he had; and he images. 36 Jacob's complaint of Laban, 41 rose up, and passed over the river, and set The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galced. his face toward the inount Gilead.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that that Jacob was fled. was our father's; and of that which was our 23 And he took his brethren with him, and father's hath he gotten all this glory. pursued after him seven days' journey: and 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of they overtook him in the mount Gilead. Laban, and behold, it was not toward him 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a as before.

dream by night, and said unto hin, 'Take 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return heed that thou speak not to Jacob' either mto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kin- good or bad. dred; and I will be with thee.

25 | Then Laban overtook Jacol). Now 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: Leah to the field unto his flock,

and Laban with his brethren pitched in the 5 And said unto them, I see your father's mount of Gilead. countenance, that it is not toward me as be- 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast fore: but the God of my father hath been thou done, that thou hast stolen away un

awares to me, and carried away my daugh6 And ye know that with all my power I ters, as captives taken with the sword ? have served your father.

27 Wherefore didst thou tice away secret7 And your father hath deceived me, and ly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell changed my wages ten times: but God sui- me, that I might have sent thee away with fered him not to hurt me.

mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy harp ? wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and 28*And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons, if he said thus, The ring-streaked shall be thy and my daughters? thou liast now done fool hire; then bare all the cattle ring-streaked. ishly in so doing.

9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of 29 It is in the power of my hand to do you your father, and given them to me.

hurt: but the God of your father spake unto 10 And it came to pass at the time that the me yesternight, saying. Take thou heed that cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams 30 And now, though thou wouldest needs which leaped upon the cattle were ring- be gone, because thou sore longedst after streaked, speckled, and grizzled.

thy father's house; yet wherefore hast thou 11 And the angel of God spake unto me in stolen my gods? ir dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here 31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban,

Because I was afraid : for I said, Peradven 12 And he saill, List up now thine eyes and ture thou wouldest take by force thy daughsee, all the rams which leap upon the cattle ters from me. arering-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for 32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, I have seen all that Laban doeth unto tliee. let him not live: before our brethren discern

13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou thou what is thine with me, and take it to anointedst the pillar', and where thou vow- thee: for Jacob knew not that Rachel had edst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee stolen them. out from this land, and return unto the land 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and of thy kindred.

into Leah's tent, and into the two maid14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and servants' tents; but he found them not. Then said unto him, Is there yet any portion or went he out of Leal's tent, and entered into inheritance for us in our father's house? Rachel's tent. 15 Are we not counted of him strangers ?| 34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and

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His message to Esau. em in the camel's furniture, and sat 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of them.. And Laban searched all the Nahor, the God of their father, judge beut found them not.

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And Jacob sware by the Fear of nd she said to her father, Let it not his father Isaac. se my lord that I cannot rise up before 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the for the custom of women is upon me. mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: e searched, but found not the images. and they did eat bread, and tarried all night And Jacob was wroth, and chode with in the mount. : and Jacob answered, and said to 55 And early in the morning Laban rose What is my trespass? what is my sin, up, and kissed his sons and his daughters. hou hast so hotly pursued after me? and blessed them: and Laban departed, and hereas thou hast searched all my stuff, returned unto his place. hast thou found of all thy household

CHAP. XXXII. set it here before my brethren, and thy | 1 Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. 3 His message en, that they may judge betwixtus both. to Esau. 6 He is afraid of Esau's coming. is twenty years have I been with thee;

9 He prayeth for his deliverance. 13 He sendres and thy she-goats have not cast eth a present to Esau. 24 He wrestleth with Foung, and the rams of thy flock have an angel at Peniel, where he is called Israel.

31 He halteth. caten. at which was torn of beasts, I brought A Jacob went on his way, and the lidst thou require it, whether stolen by .2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This r stolen by night.

is God's host: and he called the name of Thus I was; in the day the drought that place Mahanaim. med me, and the frost by night; and 3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to cep departed from mine eyes.

Esau his brother, unto the land of Seir, the hus have I been twenty years in thy country of Edom. : I served thee fourteen years for thy 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus aughters, and six years for thy cattle: shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy ser. hou hast changed my wages ten times. vant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with xcept the God of my father, the God Laban, and stayed there until now: -raham, and the Fear of Isaac had been 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and me, surely thou hadst sent me away men-servants, and women-servants: and I empty. God hath seen mine affliction, have sent to tell my lord, that I he labour of my hands, and rebuked grace in thy sight. yesternight.

69 And the messengers returned to Jacol), | And Laban answered, and said unto saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and b; These daughters are my daughters, also he cometh to meet thee, and four hunthese children are my children, and dred men with him. e cattle are my cattle, and all that thou 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and dist is mine; and what can I do this day tressed: and he divided the people that was

these my daughters, or unto their chil- with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the which they have borne ?

camels into two bands; Now therefore come thou, let us make 8 And said, If Esau come to the one comvenant, I and thou; and let it be for a pany, and smite it, then the other company ness between me and thee.

which is left shall escape. And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for 9 And Jacob said, O God of my father lar.

Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the And Jacob said unto his brethren, Ga- LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy stones; and they took stones, and made country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal cap: and they did eat there upon the heap. well with thee: And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha : 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the Jacob called it Galeed:

mercies, and of all the truth, which thou And Laban said, This heap is a witness hast shewed unto thy servant: for with my ween me and thee this day. Therefore staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I 5 the name of it called Galeed:

am become two bands. And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the sand tch between me and thee, when we are of my brother, from the hand of Esau : for sent one from another.

I fear him, lest he will come and snite me, If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if and the mother with the children. ou shalt take other wives besides my daugh-12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee s; no man is with us; see, God is witness good, and make thy

seed as the sand of the twixt me and thee.

sea, which cannot be numbered for multi-1 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this tude. cap, and behold this pillar, which I have 13. And he lodged there that same night, _st betwixt me and thee;

and took of that which caine to his hand a 2 This heap be witness, and this pillar be present for Esau his brother; itness, that I will not pass over this heap 14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty lethee, and that thou shalt not pass over this goats, two hundred eves and twenty rams, xnp and this pillar unto me, for harm. 15 Thirty milch camels with their colis,

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GENESIS. His kind meeting with Esau. forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses 2 And he put the bandmaids and their chiland ten foals.

dren foremnost, and Leal and her children 16 And he delivered them into the hand of after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. his servants, every drove by themselves; and 3 And he passed over before them, and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, bowed himself to the ground seven times, and put a space betwixt drove and drove. until he came near to his brother.

17 And he commanded the foremost, say- 4 And Esau ran to meet hiin, and embraced
ing, When Esau my brother meeteth thec, him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him:
and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou ? and they wept.
and whither goest thou ? and whose are 5 And he lifted up liis eyes, and saw the
these before thee?

women and the children, and said, Who are 13 Then thou shalt say, They be thy ser- those with thee? And he said, The children vant Jacob's: it is a present sent into my which God hath graciously given thy servant. lord Esau: and behold also he is behind us. 6 Then the handinaidens came near, they

19 And so commanded he the second, and and their children, and they bowed them-
the third, and all that followed the droves, selves.
saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto 7 And Leah also with her children came
Esau, when ye find him.

ncar, and bowed themselves; and after came
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy ser- Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed
vant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will themselves.
appease him with the present that goeth be- 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all
fore me, and afterward I will see his face; this drove which I met? And he said, These
peradventure he will accept of me.

are to find grace in the sight of my lord. 21. So went the present over before bim; 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my broand himself lodged that night in the company. ther; keep that thou hast unto thyself.

22 And he rose up that night, and took histwo 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, is now wives, and his two women-servants, and his I have found grace in tliy sight, then receive eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. my present at my hand: for therefore I have

23 And he took them, and sent them over seen thy face, as though I had seen the face the brook, and sent over that he had. of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

24 | And Jacob was left alone; and there 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is wrestled a man with him, until tlie breaking brought to thee; because God hath dealt of the day:

graciously with me, and because I have 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not enough: and he urged him, and he took il. against him, he touched the hollow of his 12 Ånd he said, Let us take our journey, thigh: and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was and let us go, and I will go before thee. out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day that the children are tender, and the flocks breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee and herds with young are with me, and if go, except thou bless me.

men should over-drive them one day, all the 27 And he said unto him, What is thy flock will die. name? And he said, Jacob.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over be28 And he said, Thy name shall be called fore his servant: and I will lead on softly, no more Jacob, but Israel : for as a prince according as the catile that goeth before me hast thou power with God, and withi men, and the children be able to endure; until I and hast prevailed,

come unto my lord unto Seir. 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with me, I pray thee, thy name: And he said, thee some of the folk that are with me: Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my And he said, What needeth it? Let me find mame? And he blessed him there.

grace in the sight of my lord. 30 And Jacob called the name of the place 16 9 So Esau returned that day on his way Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, unto Seir. and my life is preserved.

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succotlı, and 31 And as he passed over Penuel, the sun built him a house, and made booths for his rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. cattle: therefore the name of the place is

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not called Succoth.
of the sinew which shrank, which is upon 18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of
the hollow of the thigh, unto this day; be. Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan,
cause he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh when he came from Padan-aram; and pitch-
in the sinew that shrank.

ed bis tent before the city.

19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where 1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meet- he had spread his tent, at the hand of the

ing. 17 Jacob comcth to Succoth. 18 At Sha- children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a
lem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar hundred pieces of money.
called El-clohe-Israel.

20 And he erected there an altar, and called and behold, Esau came, and with him

CHAP. XXXIV. four hundred men. And he divided the chil- 1 Dinah is ravished by Shechem. 4 He sueth to dren unto Leal, and unto Rachel, and unto

marry her. 13 The sons of Jacob offer the con the two handmaids.

dition of circumcision to the Shechemites. 20

A it El-clohe-Israel,

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