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* Called, Acts vii. 2, Char.
9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives A.C. 1760. which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there ran. all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
13 - And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I n Ch. xxxv. I. am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt + spread abroad to the ° west, and to the east, and 7 Ifeb. Vrcak to the north, and to the south: and in thee and Pin thy Deut
. xii. seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all XXI. 182. xxii. places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is ibe gate of heaven.
18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
19 And he called the name of that place # Beth-el : but That is, the the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, 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,
21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be
God : 22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
GENESIS XXIX. ver. 149.
Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 1 Then Jacob & went on his journey, and came into the Hel, lift up land of the || people of the east.»
|| Heb. chil. drea,
A.C. 1760. 2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo,
there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks : and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
3 And thither were all the flocks gathered : and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in
4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
6 And he said unto them, * Is he well? And they said, termine peace to He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with
7 And he said, Lo, t it is yet high day, neither is it time day is great that the cattle should be gathered together : water ye the
sheep, and go and feed them.
8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
# Heb. is
+ Heb yet the
Residence of Jacob with Laban. GENESIS XXIX. Ver. 9, TO THE END. 9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.
10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told
her father. Het, hear 13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the Itidings ing.
of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and
my flesh. And he abode with him š the space of a month. month of days.
15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? teil nie, what shall thy wages be?
16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the A.C. 1760. elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days for the love he had to her.
21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold it was Leah : and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel ? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our try, to give the younger before the firstborn.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week : and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
31 | And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb : but Rachel was barren.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name + Reuben : for she said, Surely the Lord hath + That is, see looked upon my affliction ; now therefore my husband will love me.
33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also : and she called his name Simeon.
34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, be
coun- * Heb. place.
1 That is, bearing,
Matt. i. 2.
A.C. 1756. cause I have born him three sons: therefore was his name
called * Levi. That is, joined. 35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she 1753.
said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his + That is, name +Judah ; and I left bearing. praise.
GENESIS XXX. from bearing:
1 Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. 5 She
beareth Dan and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth Zilpah her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. 14 Reuben findeth mandrukes, with which Leah buyeth her husband of Rachel. 17 Leah beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth to depart. 27 Laban stayeth him on a new covenant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby he became rich.
1 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister ; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her ; Heb. be and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have built by her.
children by her.
4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.
5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. 1754. 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also
heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called 11 That is,
she his name || Dan. judging.
7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare
Jacob a second son. 1753. 8 And Rachel said, With * great wrestlings have I Heb urcite wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed : and she Ch. Xxiii. 6. called his name + Naphtali. + That is, my wrestling: 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Called, Matt. v. 13, Neph- Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son. 1752. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh : and she called his That is, a
name # Gad. troop, or,
12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
13 And Leah said, S Happy am I, for the daughter's Heb. In my will call me blessed : and she called his name || Asher. happiness. ll That is,
14 | And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, happy. and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me,
I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.
15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my
company. Is. Ixv. 11.
That is, an hire.
iv, 13. Zabu. lon.
son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall A.C. 1751. lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with
son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because 1750. I have given my maiden to my husband : and she called his name * Issachar.
19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good 1749. dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons : and she called his name + Zebulun. That is,
21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her Called, Matt. name I Dinah.
22 [ And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened That is to her, and opened her womb.
23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: 24 And she called his name şJoseph ; and said, The
That is, LORD shall add to me another son.
adding: 25 [ And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.
27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now || increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath | Heb. broken blessed thee *since my coming: and now when shall I pro-Heb. at ang vide for mine own house also ?
31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock :
32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.