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GENESIS

Tells his errand, mouse, and from golden ear-ring, of half a shekel weight,

and which spake and two bracelets for her hands of ten shesware unto me, saying, kels weight of gold, will I give this land: he 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou?

angel before thee, and thou tell me, I pray thee : is there room in thy Ke a wife unto my son from father's house for us to lodge in ?

24 And she said unto him, I am the 8 And is the woman will not be willing daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah. to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear which she bare unto Nahor. from this mine oath; only bring not my son 25 She said, moreover, unto him, We thither again.

have both straw and provender enough, 9 And the servant put his hand under and room to lodge in. the thigh of Abraham his master, and 26 And the man bowed down his head, sware to him concerning that matter. and worshipped the LORD.

10 | And the servant took ten camels, 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD of the camels of his master, and departed; God of my master Abraham, who hath not (for all the goods of his master were in left destitute my master of his mercy and his hand ;) and he arose, and went to Me- bis truth : I being in the way, the LORD led sopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. me to the house of my master's brethren.

11 And he made his camels to kneel 28 And the damsel ran, and told them down without the city by a well of water, of her mother's house these things. at the time of the evening, even the time 29 | And Rebekah had a brother, and that women go out to draw water : his name was Laban : and Laban ran out

12 | And he said, O LORD God of my unto the man, unto the well. master Abraham, I pray thee, send me 30 And it came to pass, when he saw good speed this day, and shew kindness the ear-ring, and bracelets upon his sister's unto my master Abraham.

hands, and when he heard the words of 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake water; and the daughters of the men of the man unto me ; that he came unto the the city come out to draw water: man, and behold, be stood by the camels

14 And let it come to pass, that the at the well. damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and of the LORD, wherefore standest thou she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy without ? for I have prepared the house, camels drink also: let the same be she that and room for the camels. thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; 32 And the man came into the house : and thereby shall I know that thou hast and he ungirded his camels, and gave shewed kindness unto my master. straw and provender for the camels, and

15 | And it came to pass, before he water to wash his feet, and the men's feet had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah that were with him. came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of 33 And there was set meat before bim Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's bro- to eat: but he said, I will not eat until I ther, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. have told mine errand. And he said,

16 And the damsel was very fair to look Speak on. upon, a virgin; neither had any man known 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. her : and she went down to the well, and 35 And the LORD hath blessed my filled her pitcher, and came up. master greatly, and he is become great:

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a lit- and silver, and gold, and men-servants, de water of thy pitcher.

and maid-servants, and camels, and asses. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord : and 36 And Sarah, my master's wise, bare a she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon son to my master when she was old: and her hand, and gave him drink.

unto him hath be given all that he hath. 19 And when she had done giving him 37 And my master made me swear, drink, she said, I will draw water for thy saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my camels also until they have done drinking. son of the daughters of the Canaanites,

20 And she hasted, and emptied her in whose land I dwell : pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto 38 But thou shalt go unto my

father's the well to draw water, and drew for all house, and to my kindred, and take a wife his camels.

unto my son. 21 And the man, wondering, at her, 39 And I said unto my master, Perad. held his peace, to wit whether the LORD venture the woman will not follow me. had made his journey prosperous, or not.

40 And he said unto me, The Lord, 22 And it came to pass, as the camels before whom I walk, will send his angel bad done drinking, that the man took al with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou

Rebekah solicited for Isaac. CHAP. XXV. '' Isaac marres Rebekah 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 gc to my master. 42 And I came this day unto the well, 57 And they said, Wewill call ihe damand said, O LORD God of my master sel, and inquire at her inouth. Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way 58 And they called Rebekah, and said wbich 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 thei the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's ser. I 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 41 And she say to me, Both drink thou, unto her, Thou art our sister; be 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 well, 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 And Isaac went out to meditate in Drink, and I will give thy cainels 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 bebold, the drink also.

camels were coming. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose 64 And Rebekah listed up her eyes, daughter art thou? And she said, The and when she saw Isaac, she lighted on 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 braceiets upon What man is this that walketh in the field her bands.

to meet us? And the servant had said, 48 And I bowed down my head, and it is my master: therefore she took a vais Forshipped the Lord, and blessed the and covered herself. LORD God of my master Abraham, which 66 And the servant told Isaac all things biad 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: not, tell me; that I may turn to the right and Isaac was comforted after his motber's hand, or to the left.

death. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered,

CHAP. XXV. zod said, Thenbing ang cede the from the TheN again Abrakaurácok a wife, and good.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, shan, and Medan, and Midian, and Isle lake 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 shurin, and Letushim, and Leuinmim. worshipped the LORD, bowing hiinself 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 Ke-, of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, turah. and gave thein to Rebekalı. He gave also 5 | And Abraham gave all that he had to her brother and to her mother preciousunto Isaac. things.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines 54 And they did eat and drink, he and which Abraham bad, Abraham gave gitts, the men that were with him, and tarried all and sent them away froin Isaac his son night; and they rose up in the morning, (while be yet lived) eastward, unto the and he said, Send me away unto my master. east country.

Abraham's death and burial. GENESIS. The birth of Esau 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 8 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, his people.

and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried and his name was called Jacob : and Isaac him 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 was 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 | And it came to pass after the did eat of his venison : but Rebekah lov. death 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, Napbish, 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. 17. And these are the years of the life of A Nosihere has

a faminen eine the land, ven years: and he gave up the ghost and the days of Abraham. And Isaac went diod, 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 seoce 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: Abrahain begat with thee, and will bless thee: for unto Isaac;

thee, and unto thy seed I will give all these 20 And Isaac was forty years old when countries, and I will perform the oath he 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 tor 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 ber: 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 T 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 when he had 24 T And when her days to be deliver. Jbeen there a long time, that Abimelech

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