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Jacob is sent to Padan-aram. CHAP. XXVIII, XXIX. His vision and vom of mourning for my father are at hand, then place, and put them for his pillows, and will I slay my brother Jacob.
lay down in that place to sleep. 42 And these words of Esau her elder 12 And he dreained, and behold, a ladson were told to Rebekah : and she sent der set upon the earth, and the top of it and called Jacob her younger son, and said reached to heaven: and behold, the angels unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as of God ascending and descending on it. touching thee, doth comfort himself, pur 13 And behold, the Lord stood above posing to kill thee.
it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abra43 Now therefore, my son, obey my ham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the voice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give brother to Haran;
it, and to thy seed. 44 And tarry with him a few days, un 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of til thy brother's fury turn away; the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad
45 Until thy brother's anger turn away to the west, and to the east, and to the from thee, and he forget that which thou north, and to the south : and in thee and hast done to him: then I will send, and in thy seed shall all the families of the fetch thee from thence. Why should I be earth be blessed. deprived also of you both in one day? 15 And behold, I am with thee, and
46 And Rebekab said to Isaac, I am will keep thee in all places whither thou weary of my life, because of the daughters goest, and will bring thee again into this of Heth: is Jacob take a wife of the daugh- land: for I will not leave thee, until I have ters of Heth, such as these which are of the done that which I have spoken to thee of. daughters of the land, what good shall my 16 | And Jacob awaked out of his life do me ?
sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in CHAP. XXVIII.
this place; and I knew it not. AND Isang callede avioba
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17 And he was afraid, and said, How him, and charged him, and said unto dreadful is this place ! this is none other him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the but the house of God, and this is the gate daughters of Canaan.
of heaven. Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house
18 Ard Jacob rose up early in the of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take morning, and took the stone that he had thee a wife from thence of the daughters put for his pillows, and set it up for a pilof Laban thy mother's brother.
lar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and 19 And he called the name of that place make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that Beth-el : but the name of that city was thou mayest be a multitude of people; called Luz at the first.
4 And give thee the blessing of Abra 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; God will be with me, and will keep me that thou mayest inherit the land wherein in this way that I go, and will give me ihou art a stranger, which God gave unto bread to eat, and raiment to put on, Abraham.
21 So that I come again to my father's 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he house in peace; then shall the Lord be went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of my God: Betbuel the Syrian, the brother of Re 22 And this stone, which I have set for bekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
a pillar, shall be God's house : and of all 6 [ When Esau saw that Isaac had that thou shalt give me, I will surely give blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Pa- the tenth unto thee. dan-aram, to take him a wife from thence;
CHAP. XXIX. and that as he blessed him, he gave him a THEN Jacob went on his journey, and of the daughters of Canaan;
the east. 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in his mother, and was gone to Padan- the field, and lo, there were three ilocks aram ;
of sheep lying by it ; for out of that well 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of they watered the fincks: and a great Canaan pleased not Isaac his father ; stone was upon the well's mouth.
9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and 3 And thither were all the flocks 32took unto the wives which he had, Maha- thered : and they rolled the stone from the lath the daughter of Ishinael, Abraham's well's mouth and watered the sheep, and son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. put the stone again upon the well's mouth
101 And Jacob went out from Beer- in his place. sheba, and went toward Haran.
4 And Jacob said unto them, My breth11 And he lighted upon a certain place, ren, whence be ye? And they said, Of and tarried there all night, because the sun Haran are we. was set : and he took of the stones of that! 5 And he said unto them, Know La
Jacob is entertained by Lnban. GENESIS. He serves for Leah and Rachel han the son of Nahor ? And they said, Wel 25 And it came to pass, that in the know him.
morning, behold, it was Leah : and he said 6 And he said unto them, Is he well ? to Laban, What is this thou bast done unto And they said, He is well: and behold, me ? did not I serve with thee for Rachel ? Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, 26 And Laban said, It must not be so neither is it time that the cattle should be done in our country, to give the younger gathered together: water ye the sheep, before the first-born. and go and feed them.
27 Fulbil ber week, and we will give 8 And they said, We cannot, until all thee this also, for the service which thou the flocks be gathered together, and till shalt serve with me yet seven other years. they roll the stone from the well's mouth; 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her then we water the sheep.
week : and he gave him Rachel his daugh9 1 And while he yet spake with them, ter to wife also. Rachel came with her father's sheep: for 29 And Labangave to Rachel his daughshe kept them.
ter, Bilbah his handmaid, to be her maid. 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban and served with him yet sevenother years. his mother's brother, that Jacob went 31 | And when the LORD saw that near, and rolled the stone from the well's Leah was hàted, he opened her womb : mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his but Rachel was barren. mother's brother.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted and she called his name Reuben: for she up his voice, and wept.
said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was my afliction ; now therefore my husband her father's brother, and that he was Rebe- will love me. kah's son ; and she ran and told her father. 33 And she conceived again, and bare
13 And it came to pass when Laban a son ; and said, Because the Lord hath heard the tidings of Jacob bi: sister's son, heard that I was hated, he hath therefore that he ran to meet him, and embraced given me this son also : and she called his him, and kissed him, and brought him to his name Simeon. house. And he told Laban all these 34 And she conceived again, and bare things.
a son; and said, Now this time will my 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou husband be joined unto me, because I art my bone and my flesh: and he abode have borne him three sons: therefore was with him the space of a month.
his name called Levi. 15 | And Laban said unto Jacob, Be. 35 And she conceived again, and bare cause thou art my brother, shouldest thou a son: and she said, Now will I praise therefore serve me for nought? tell me, the LORD: therefore she called his name what shall thy wages be?
Judah, and left bearing. 16 And Lában had two daughters : the
CHAP. XXX. name of the elder was Leah, and the name
ND when Rachel saw that she bare of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give was beautiful and well-favoured.
me children, or else I die. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled I will serve thee seven years for Rachel against Rachel ; and he said, Am I in thy younger daughter.
God's stead, who hath withheld from thee 15 And Laban said, It is better that I the fruit of the womb ? give her to thee, than that I should give 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilher to another man: abide with me. hah, go in unto her; and she shall bear
20 And Jacob served seven years for Ra- upon my knees, that I may also have chil, chel; and they seemed unto him but a few dren by her. days, for the love he had to her.
4 And she gave him Bilhah her hand21 | And Jacob said unto Laban, maid to wife : and Jacob went in unto her. Give me my wife (for my days are fulfill 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jaed) that I may go in unto her.
cob a son. 22 And Laban gathered together all the 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged men of the place, and made a seast. me, and hath also heard my voice, and
23 And it came to pass in the evening, hath given me a son: therefore called she that he took Leah his daughter, and brought his name Dan. her to him; and he went in unto her. 7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid,conceived
24 And Laban gave unto his daughter again, and bare Jacob a second son. Lesh, Zilpah luis maid, for a handmaid.1 °8 And Rachel said, With great wrest