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30 Ii thou shalt aftliet my daugh- into two bands; ters, or if thou shalt take other wives 8 And said, If Esau come to the one beside my daughters, no man is with company, and smite it, then the us; see. God is witness betwixt me other company which is left shall and thee.

escape. 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Be- 9 And Jacob said, O God of my bol i tbis heap, and behold this pillar, father Abraham, and God of my which I have cast betwixt me and father Isaac, the Lord which saidst thee :

unto me, Return unto thy country, 52 This heap be witness, and this and to thy kindred, and I will deal pillar be witness, that I will not pass well with thee; over this heap to thee, and that thon 10 I am not worthy of the least of shalt not pass over this heap and this all the mercies, and of all the truth, pillar unto me, for harm.

which thou hast showed unto thy 53 The God of Abraham, and the servant; for with my staff I passed God of Nahor, the God of their over this Jordan; and now I am befather, judige betwixt us. And Jacob come two bands. sware by the fear of his father Isaac. 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from

54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the hand of my brother, from the the mount, and called his brethren to hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he eat brral: and they did eat bread, will come and smite me, and the and tarried all night in the mount. mothers with the children.

55 And early in the morning La- 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do ban rose up, and kissed his sons and thee good, and make thy seed as the bis daughters, and blessed thein; and sand of the sea, which cannot be Latran departed, and returned unto numbered for multitude. his place.

13 And he lodged there that same

night; and took of that which camo CHAPTER XXXI. Jarl's risimi--He sendeth a present to Esau

to his hand a present for Esau his - He wristleth with an angel at Peniel brother; His callat Israel.

14 Two hundred she goats and ND Jacoh went on his way, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes

the angels of God met him. and twenty rams, 2 And when Jacob saw them, he 15 Thirty milch camels with their said. This is God's host; and he colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty called the name of that place Maha- she asses and ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the 3 And Jacob sent messengers be- hand of his servants, every drove by fore him to E-au his brother unto the themselves; and said unto his serv. land of Seir, the country of Edom. ants, Puss over before me, and put a

4 And he commanded them, saying, space betwixt drove and drove. Thus shall ye speak unto my lord 17 And he commanded the fore. E-au; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, most, saying, When Esau my brother I have sojourned with Lahan, and meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saystayed there until now;

ing, Whose art thou ? and whither 5 And I have oxen, and asses, goest thou? and whose are these befoeks, and men servants, and women fore thee? servants; and I have sent to tell my 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy lord, that I may find grace in thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent cight.

unto my lord Esau; and, behold, also 6 And the messengers returned to he is behind us. Jacob, saying, We came to thy 19 And so commanded he the second, brother Esau, and also he cometh to and the third, and all that followed meet thee, and four hundred men the droves, saying, On this manner with him.

shall ye speak unto Esau, when yo 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid find him. and distressed; and he divided the 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, people that was with him, and the I thy servant Jacob is behind us. For


in the company.

he said, I will appease him with the their children foremost, and Leah and prezent that goeth before me, and her children after, and Rachel and afterward I will see his face; perad- Joseph hindermost. venture he will accept of ine.

3 And be passed over before them, 21 So went the present over before and bowed himself to the ground him; and himself lodged that night seven times, until he came near to

his brother. 22 And be rose up that night, and 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and took his two wives, and his two embraced him, and fell on his neck, women servants, and bis eleven sons, and kissed him; and they wept. and passed over the ford Jabbok. 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and

23 And he to them, and sent saw the women and the children, and them over the brook, and sent over said, Who are those with thee? And that he had.

he said, The children which God 21 And Jacob was left alone; and hath graciously given thy servant. there wrestled a man with him until

6 Then the handmaidens came near, the breaking of the day.

they and their children, and they 25 And when he saw that he pre- bowed themselves. vailed nct against him, he touched 7 And Leah also with her children the hollow of his thigh ; and the hol- came near, and bowed themselves; low of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, and after came Joseph near and as he wrestled with him.

Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the 8 And he said, What meanest thou day breaketh. And he said, I will by all this drove which I met? And not let thee go, exerpt thou bless me. he said, These are to find grace in

27 And he said unto him, What is the sight of my lord. thy name? And he said, Jacob. 9 And Esau said, I have enough,

29. And he said, Thy name shall be my brother; keep that thou bast called no more Jacob, but Israel; for unto thyself. as a prince hast thou power with God

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray and with men, and hast prevailed.

thee, if now I have found grace in 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, thy sight, then receive iny present at Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And my bandl; for therefore I have seen he said, Wherefore is it that thou thy face, as though I had seen the dost ask after

my name?

And he face of God, and thou wast pleased blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the name of 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing the place Peniel; for I have seen God that is brought to thee; because God face to face, and my life is preserved. bath dealt graciously with me, and 31 And as be passed over Penuel because I bave enough. And he the sun rose upon him, and he halted urged him, and he took it. upon his thigh.

12 And he said, Let us take our 32 Therefore the children of Israel journey, and let us go, and I will go eat not of the sinew which shrank, before thee. which is upon the hollow of the thigh, 13 And he said unto him, My lord unto this day; because he touched knoweth that the children are tender, the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the and the flocks and herds with young sinew that shrank.

are with me; and if men should over.

drive them one day, all the flock will CHAPTER XXXIII.

die. The kindness of Jacob und Eau at their mertiny-Jacobuildeth on allar calied El

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass Eob-Israel.

over before his servant; and I will А

ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and lead on softly, according as the cattle

looked, anii, behold, Esau came, that goeth before me and the children and with hin four hundred men. be able to endure, until I come unto And be divided the children unto my lord unto Seir. Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the 15 And E-au said, Let me nuw leave two handmaids.

with thee some of the folk that are 2 And he put the handmaids and I with me. And he said, W'bat peodeth

with me.

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it? let me find grace in the sight of and give your daughters unto us, and my lord.

take our daughters unto you. 16 So Esau returned that day on his 10 And ye shall dwell with us; and way unto Seir.

the land shall be before you; dwell 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and trade ye therein, and get you and built hin a house, and made possessions therein. booths for his cattle; therefore the 11 And Shechem said unto her faDame of the place is called Succoth. ther and unto her brethren, Let me

18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a find grace in your eyes, and what ye city of Shechein, which is in the land shall say unto me I will give. of Canaan, when he came from Padan- 12 Ask me never so much dowry aram; and pitched his tent before and gift, and I will give according as

ye shall say unto me; but give me 19 And he bought a parcel of a the damsel to wife. field, where he had spread his tent, 13 And the sons of Jacob answered at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem and Hamor his father deShechem's father, for a hundred pieces ceitfully, and said, because he had of money.

defiled Dinah their sister; 20 And he erected there an altar, 14 And they said unto them, We and called it El-Elobe-Israel.

cannot do this thing, to give our sisCHAPTER XXXIV.

ter to one that is uncircumcised; for Dink is rarished by Shechem-Circumci- that were a reproach unto us ; $m of the Sechem tesThe sons of Jucob

15 But in this will we consent unto xluy Thun, and sunt their city-Jacob re- you; If ye will be as we be, that every pruth Simon and Leri.

male of you be circumcised;

16 Then will we give our daughters whicb she bare unto Jacob, went unto you,

and we will take your out to see the daughters of the land. daughters to us, and we will dwell

2 And when Shechem the son of with you, and we will become one Hanor tbe Hivite, prince of the people. country, saw her, he took her, and 17 But if ye will not hearken unto lay with her, and defiled her.

us, to be circumcised; then will we 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah take our daughter, and we will be the daughter of Jacob, and he loved gone. the damsel, and spake kindly unto 18 And their words pleased Hamor the damsel.

and Shechem Hamor's son. 4 Ani Shechem spake unto his fa- 19 And the young man deferred not ther Hamor, saying, Get me this to do the thing, because he had dedamsel to wife.

Jight in Jacob's daughter; and he 5 And Jacob heard that he had de- was more honourable than all the filed Dinah bis daughter; now his house of his father. was were with his cattle in the field; 20 And Hamor and Shechem his and Jacob held his peace until they son came unto the gate of their city, were come.

and communed with the men of their 6 And Hamor the father of Shechem city, saying, sent out unto Jacob to commune with 21 These men are peaceable with him.

us; therefore let them dwell in the 7 And the son of Jacob came out land, and trade therein; for the land, of the field when they heard it; and behold, it is large enough for them; the men were grieved, and they were let us take their daughters to us for very wroth, because he had wrought wives, and let us give them our folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughters. daughter; which thing ought not to 22 Only herein will the men conbe done.

sent unto us for to dwell with us, to 8 And Hamor communed with them, be one people, if every male among saying, The soul of my son Shechem us be circumcised, as they are cirloageth for your daughter; I pray cumcised. you give her him to wife.

23 Shall not their cattle and their 9 And make ye marriages with us, substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto the day of my distress, and was with them, and they will dwell with us. me in the way which I went.

24 And unto Hamor and unto She- 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the chem his son hearkened all that went strange gods which were in their hand, out of the gate of his city; and every and all their earrings which were in male was circumcised, all that went their ears; and Jacob hid them unout of the gate of his city.

der the oak which was by Shechem, 25 And it came to pass on the third 5 And they journeyed; and the terday, when they were sore, that two of ror of God was upon the cities that the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, were round about them, and they Dinah's brethren, took each man his did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. sword, and came upon the city boldlly, 6 So Jacob came to Luz which is in and slew all the males.

the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, 26 And they slew Hamor and She- he and all the people that were with chem his son with the edge of the him. sword, and took Dinah out of She- 7 And he built there an altar, and chem's house, and went out.

called the place El-beth-el; because 27 The sons of Jacob came upon there God appeared unto him, when the slain, and spoiled the city, be- he fled from the face of his brother. cause they had defiled their sister. 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse

28 They took their sheep, and their died, and she was buried beneath oxen, and their asses, and that which Beth-el under an oak; and the name was in the city, and that which was of it was called Allon-bachuth. in the field,

9 And God appeared unto Jacob 29 And all their wealth, and all again, when he came out of Padantheir little ones, and their wives took

aran, and blessed him. they captive, and spoiled even all 10 And God said unto him, Thy that was in the house.

name is Jacob; thy name shall not 30 And Jacob said to Simcon and be called any more Jacob, but Israel Levi, Ye have troubled me to make shall be thy pame; and he called his me to stink among the inhabitants of name Israel. the land, among the Canaanites and 11 And God said unto him, I am the Perizzites; and I being few in God Alinighty; be fruitful and mulnumber, they shall gather themselves tiply; a nation and a company of together against me, and slay me; nations shall be of thee, and kings and I shall be destroyed, I and my shall come out of thy loins; house.

12 And the land which I gave 31 And they said, Should be deal | Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will with our sister as with a harlot ? give it, and to thy sced after thee CILAPTER XXXV.

will I give the land. God smdeh Jacob to Bith-rl-He purocth 13 And God went up from him in his house of idnis-He build th an allar

the place wbere he talked with him. at Bethel-Gol blesseth Jacob at Bethel

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the Rachel dieth--- Rruben lith uilh BilhahThe sms of Jacob Jacob cometh to Isuuc at place where he talked with him, even Il brin.-- The death of Isuuc.

a pillar of stone; and he poured & go up Beth-el, and dwell oil thereon. thereand inake there an altar unto 15 And Jacob called the name of God, that appeared unto thee when the place where God spake with him, thou fleddest from the face of Esau | Beth-el. thy brother.

16 And they journeyed from Beth2 Then Jacob said unto his house- el; and there was but a little way to hold, and to all that were with him, come to Ephrath; and Rachel traPut away the strange gods that are | vailed, and she bad hard labour. among you, and be clean, and change 17 And it came to pass, when she your garments;

was in hard labour, that the midwife 3 And let us arise, and go up to said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt Beth-el; and I will make there an bave this son also. altar unto God, who answered me in 18 And it came to pass, as her soul

A D Cope to Bencanaand Arie drinkerfering thereon, and he poured

was in departing: (for she died,) that cattle, and all his beasts, and all his bbe called his name Ben-oni; but his substance, which he had got in the father called him Benjamin.

land of Canaan; and went into the 19 And Rachel died, and was buried country from the face of his brother in the way to Ephrath, which is Jacob. Bethlehem.

7 For their riches were more than 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her that they might dwell together; and grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's the land wherein they were strangers grave unto this day.

could not bear them because of their 21 And Israel journeyed, and spread cattle. bis tent beyond the tower of Edar. 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir;

22 And it came to pass, when Is- Esau is Edom. rael dwelt in that land, that Reuben 9 And these are the generations of went and lay with Bilhah his father's | Esau the father of the Edomites in concubine: and Israel heard it. Now wount Seir; the sons of Jacob were twelve ;

10 These are the names of Esau's 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, sons; Eliphaz the son of Adab the Jacob's first-born, and Simeon, and wife of Esau. Reuel the son of BasheLevi, and Judah, and Issachar, and math the wife of Esau. Zebolun:

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and | Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, Benjamin :

and Kenaz. 25 And the sons of Bilhab, Rachel's 12 And Timna was concubine to bandmaid: Dan, and Naphtali; Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to

26 Auti the sons of Zilpah, Leah's Eliphaz Amalek; these were the sons bandmaid; Gad, and Asher. There of Allah Esau's wife. are the sons of Jacob, which were 13 And these are the sons of Reuel; born to him in Padan-aram.

Nirbath, and Zerah, Shammah, and 2 And Jacob came unto Isaac his Mizzah: these were the sons of Bafather unt, Mamre, unto the city of shemath Esau's wife. Arla, which is Hebron, where Abra- 14 And these were the sons of Abobem and Isaac sojourned.

libamah, the daughter of Anah the 2 And the days of Isaac were a daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife; and bun ireri abd four-core years.

she hare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, 29 And Isaac gare up the ghost, and Korah. acl died, and was gathered unto his 15 These were dukes of the sons of pepole, being old and full of days: Erau; the sons of Eliphaz the first

o his sons Esau and Jacob buried born son of Esau; duke Toroan, duke Lin.

Omar, duke Zepho, duke kenaz,

16 Duke korah, duke Gatam, and Esani three wites-This sons.

duke Amalek; these are the dukes TO there are the generations of that came of Eliphaz in the land of E-u, who is Edion.

Edom; these were the sons of Adah. ? Eu took his wives of the daugh- 17 And these are the sons of Reuel ters of Canaan ; Adah the daughter Esau's son:duke Nabath, duke Zerah, of Elon the Hittite, and Abolibamah duke Shammah, dluke Mizzah; these the daughter of Anah the daughter are the dukes that came of Reuel in of Zibeen the Hivite:

the land of Edom; these are the sons 3 AL' Barbemath Ishmael's daugh- of Bashemath Esau's wife. ter, sister of Nebujoth.

18 And these are the cons of Aholi4 And Adan bare to Esau Eliphaz; bamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke and La hemath bare Reuel ;

Jaalam, duke Korah; these were the 5 And Abolitamah bare Jeush, and dukes that came of Aholibamah the Jaalain, and Korab; these are the daughter of Anah, Esau's wifo. gonof E-au, which were born unto 19 These are the sons of Esau, him in the land of Canaan.

who is Edom, and these are their 6 And Exau took his wives, and dukes. his ain, and his daughters, and all 20 These are the sons of Seir the the p***** of his house, and his 'Horite, who inhabited the land; Lo

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