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The servant sheweth his message. GENESIS.

Rebekah meeteth Isaac. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. | 59 And they sent away, Rebekah their sister,

35 And the LORD hath blessed my master and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his greatly, and he is become great: and he hath men. given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto and men servants, and maid-servants, and cam. her, Thou art our sister ; be thou the mother of els, and asses.

thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a son to the gate of those which hate them. my master when she was old : and unto him hath 611 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, he given all that he hath..

and they rode upon the camels, and followed the 37 And my master made me swear, saying, man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the his way. daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I 62 And Isaac came from the way or the well dwell:

| Lahai-roi ; for he dwelt in the south country. 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. at the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and

39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure | saw, and behold, the camels were coming. the woman will not follow me.

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when 40 And he sa d unto me, The LORD, before she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and 65 For she had said unto the servant, What prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wise for | man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? my son of my kindred, and of my father's house. And the servant had said, It is my master :

41 Then shalt thou be clear from this mine | therefore she took a vail and covered herself. " oath, when thou comest to my kindred ; and if 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from ' he had done. my oath.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sa. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, rah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now his wife ; and he loved her : and Isaac was com. thou do prosper my way which I go:

forted after his mother's death. 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and

CHAPTER XXV. it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me,

1 The sons of Abraham by Keturah. 5 The I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

division of his goods. 7 His age, and death. 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I

9 His burinl. 12 The generations of Ishwill also draw for thy camels: let the same be

mael. 17 His age, and death. 21 Isaac pray. the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out

eth for Rebekah, being barren. 22 The chil. for my master's son.

dren strive in her womb. 24 The birth of 45 And before I had done speaking in mine Esau and Jacob. 27 Their difference. 29 heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her Esau selleth his birthright. pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down un. THEN again Abraham took a wife, and her to the well, and drew water : and I said unto name was Keturah. her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, 46 And she made haste, and let down her and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and Shuah. I will give thy camels drink also : so I drank, and 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. she made the camels drink also.

And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Le. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter tushim, and Leummim. art thou? And she said, The daughter of Be. 4 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and Epher, thuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All him: and I put the ear-ring upon her face, and these were the children of Keturah. the bracelets upon her hands.

5.1 And Abraham gave all that he had unto 48 And I bowed down my head, and worship. Isaac. ped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my 6 But unto the sons of the concubines which master Abrnham, which had led me in the right Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent way to take my master's brother's daughter unto them away from Isaac his son while he yet his son.

lived) eastward, unto the east country. 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly 7 And these are the days of the years of Abra. with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me: ham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore that I may turn to the right hand, or to the and fifteen years. Jeft.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and in a good old age, an old man, and full of years: said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we and was gathered to his people. cannot speak unto thee bad or good. .

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before as the LORD huth spoken.

Mamre ; 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's 10 The field which Abrahanı purchased of the servant heard their words, he worshipped the sons of Heth : there was Abraham buried, and LORD, bowing himself' to the earth.

Sarah his wife. 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of sil. 11 1 And it came to pass after the death of ver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: and them to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. and to her mother precious things,

12 ! Now these are the generations of Ish. 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men mael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyp. that were with him, and tarried all night; and tian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ish. me away unto my master.

mael, by their names, according to their genera. 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let tions: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, ten; after tliat she shall go.

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and seeing the Lord hath prospered my way: send Kedemah: me away, that I may go to my master.

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, are their names, by their towus, and by their and inquire at her mouth.

castles ; twelve princes according to their na. 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto tions, her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, 17 And these are the years of the life of Ish. I will go.

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CHAPTER XXVI.

Isaac groweth rich. and he gave ụp the ghost and died, and was of the place should kill me for Rebekah; be gathered unto his people.

cause she was fair to look upon. 18 And they dwelt trom Havilah unto Shur, 8 And it came to pass when he had been there that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward As a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philis. syria : and he died in the presence of all his tines looked out at a window, and saw, and be. brethren.

hold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. 19 | And these are the generations of Isaac, 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, BeAbraham's son: Abraham begat Isanc:

hold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou Syrian.

hast donc unto us? one of the people might 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou should. because she was barren: and the LORD was est have brought guiltiness upon lis. entrented of him, and Rebekah his wife con. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, say: ce ved.

ing, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall 22 And the children struggled together within surely be put to death. her: and she said, If it be so, why am I thus ? 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received And she went to inquire of the LORD.

in the same year an hundred-fold; and the LORD 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations blessed him : are in thy womb, and two manner of people 13 And the man waxed great, and went for. shall be separated from thy bowels: and the one ward, and grew until he became very great: people shall be stronger than the other people ; 14 For he had possession of flocks, and posses. and the elder shall serve the younger,

sion of herds, and great store of servants: and 24 4 And when her days to be delivered were the Philistines envied him. fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 15 For all the wells which his father's servants

23 And the first came out red, all over like had digged in the days of Abraham his father, an hairy garment; and they called his name the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them

with earth. 26 And after that came his brother out, and 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from his hand took hold on Esau's heel ; and his name us : for thou art much mightier than we. was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore 17 1 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched yenrs old when she bare them,

his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cun. 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water ning hunter, a man of the field ; and Jacob was which they had digged in the days of Abraham a plain man dwelling in tents.

his father; for the Philistines had stopped them 28 And Isnac loved Esau, because he did eat after the death of Abraham: and he called their of his venison : but Rebekah loved Jacob.

names after the names by which his father had 29 1 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came called them. from the field, and he was faint.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray and found there a well of springing water. thee, with that same red pottage: for I am 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with faint: therefore was his name called Edom. Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birth. he called the name of the well Esek ; because right.

they strove with him. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point 21 And they digged another well, and strove for to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to that also : and he called the name of it Sitnah, me?

22 And he removed from thence, and digged 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day : another well; and for that they strove not: and and he sware unto him: and he sold his birth he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, right unto Jacob.

For now the Lord hath made room for us, and 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage we shall be fruitful in the land, of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose 23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his 24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same birthright.

night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy CHAPTER XXVI.

father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will

bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant 1 Isaac because of famine went to Gerar. 2

Abraham's sake. God instructeth, and blesseth him..? He is 25 And he builded an altar there, and called reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.

upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent 12 He growth rich. 18 He dig goth Esek,

there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well. Sitnah, and Rehoboth. 26 Abimelech maketh

26 Then Abimelech went to him from Ge. a covenant with him at Beer-sheba. 34 Esau's

rar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phi. wives.

chol the chief captain of his army. AND there was a famine in the land, besides 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come n the first tamine that was in the days of Abra ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me ham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of away from you? the Philistines unto Gerar.

28 And they said, We saw certainly that the 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be Go not down into Egypt: dwell in the land now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and which I shall tell thee of,

thee, and let us make a covenant with thee: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee seed I will give all these countries, and I will nothing but good, and have sent thee away in perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham peace: thou art now the blessed of the Lord. ihy father ;

30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the and drink. stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all 31 And they rose up betimes in the morning. these countries, and in thy seed shall all the na and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them tions of the earth be blessed:

away, and they departed from him in peace. Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, 32 And it came to pass the same day, that and kept my charge, my commundments, my Isaac's servants came and told him concerning statutes, and my laws.

the well which they had digged, and said unto 61 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

him, We have found water. 7 And the men of the place asked him of his 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the wife : und he said, She is my sister: for he feared l name of the eity is Beer-sheba unto this duy. to say, She is iny wife ; lest, said he, the ment 34 And Esau was forty years old when he

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Jacob deceiveth his father. GENESIS. Esau obtaineth a blessing. took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless Hitt.te:

thee. And he brought it near to him, and he 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and did eat: and he brought him wine, and he to Rebekah.

drank. CHAPTER XXVII.

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come

near now, and kiss me, my son. 1 Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Rebekah

27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing. 15

smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth it.

him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as 30 Esau bringeth venison. 33 Isaac trem

the smell of a field which the LORD hath bless. bleth. 34 Esau complaineth, and by importu

ed: nity obtaineth a blessing. 41 He threateneth 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of Jacob. 42 Rebekar disappointeth it..

heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty AND it came to pass, that when Isaac was ald, of com and wine: n and his eyes were dim, so that he could not 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, I thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be here am I.

every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know that blesseth thee. not the day of my death:

30 1 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weap. made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was ons, thy guiver and thy bow, and go out to the yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac field, and take me some venison;

his father, that Esau his brother came in from 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, his hunting. and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul 31 And he also had made savoury meat, and may bless thee before I die..

brought it unto his father, and said unto his 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's Esau his son: and Esau went to the field to hunt venison, that thy soul may bless me. for venison, and to bring it.

32 And Isauc his father said unto him, Who 6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy first. saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and 7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury said, Who? where is he that hath taken veni. meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the son, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all Lord, before my death.

before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, ac and he shall be blessed. cording to that which I command thee.

34 And when Esau heard the words of his 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from father, he cried with a great and exceeding bit. thence two good kids of the goats: and I will ter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even make them savoury meat for thy father, such as me also, O my father! he loveth:

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtil. 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that ty, and hath taken a way thy blessing. he may eat, and that he may bless thee before 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Ja. his death.

cob? for he hath supplanted me these two 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, times : he took away my birth-right; and be. Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I hold, now he hath taken away my blessing. am a smooth man:

And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I for me? shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring 37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be brethren have I given to him for servants; and thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go with corn and wine have I sustained him: and fetch me them.

what shall I do now unto thee, my son ? 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought 38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou them to his mother: and his mother made sa but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me voury meat, such as his father loved.

also, O my father! And Esau lifted up his voice, 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her and wept. eldest son Esau, which were with her in the 39 And Isaac his father answered, and said house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fat.

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the ness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of above; his neck:

40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt 17 And she gave the savoury meat and the serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou her son Jacob.

shalt break his yoke from off thy neck. 18 1 And he came unto his father, and said, 41 | And Esau hated Jacob because of the My father. And he said, Here aml; who art blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and thou, my son?

Esau said in his heart, The days of mourn. 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau ing for my father are at hand, then will I slay thy first-born; I have done according as thou my brother Jacob. badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my 42 And these words of Esau her elder son were venison, that thy soul may bless me.

told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that · her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy thou hast found it so quickly, my son ? And he brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. himself, purposing to kill thee.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Ha. thou be my very son Esau, or not."

ran; 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father : 44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's brother's fury turn away ; voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from 23 And he discerned him not, because his hands thee, and he forget that which thou hast done were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands : so he to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from blessed him.

thence. Why should I be deprived also of you 24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau ? | both in one day? And he said, I am.

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, 1 am weary of The vision of Jacob's ladder. CHAPTER XXIX. Laban entertaineth Jacob. my life, because of the daughters of Heth: if Ja. 22 And this stone, which I have set for a pil. cob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such lar, shall be God's house and of all that thou as these which are of the daughters of the land, shalt give me, I will surely give the tenth unto what good shall my life do me?

thee, CHAPTER XXVIII.

CHAPTER XXIX. 1 Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to | 1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He

Padan-aram. 6 Esau marrieth Mahalath taketh acquaintance of Rachcl. 13 Laban the daughter of Ishmael, 10 The vision of entertaincth him. 18 Jacob covenanteth for Jacob's ladder. 18 The stone of Beth-el. 20 Rachel. 23 He is deceived with Leah. 28 Jacob's vow. .

He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and seven years more. 32 Leah beareth Reuben, 4 charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt

33 Simeon, 34 Levi, 35 and Judah. pot take a wife of the daughters of Canaan, THEN Jacob went on his journey, and came

2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of into the land of the people of the east... Bethuel thy mother's father, and take thee a 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy field, and lo, there were three flocks of sheep ly. mother's brother.

ing by it; for out of that well they watered the 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest mouth. be a multitude of people;

3 And thither were all the flocks gathered : and 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to they rolled the stone from the well's mouth and thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, the well's mouth in his place. which God gave unto Abraham.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the

we. Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban Esau's mother.

the son of Nahor? And they said, We know 6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed him. Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And take him a wife from thence; and that as he they said, He is well: and behold, Rachel his blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou daughter cometh with the sheep. shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Ca. 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither naan;

is it time that the cattle should be gathered to7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and his gether: water ge the sheep, and go and feed mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;

them. 8 And Esa u seeing that the daughters of Ca. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the naan pleased not Isaac his father ;

flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took un. stone from the well's mouth; then we water the to the wives which he had, Mahalath the daugh. sheep. ter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Ne. 9 A And while he yet spake with them, Ra. bajoth, to be his wife.

chel came with her father's sheep: for she kept 10 T' And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, them. and went toward Haran.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Ra. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and chel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, tarried there all night, because the sun was set : and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, and he took of the stones of that place, and put that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from them for his pillows, and lay down in that place the well's mouth, and watered the flock of La. to sleep.

ban his mother's brother. 12 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his up on the earth, and the top of it reached to voice, and wept. heaven: and behold, the angels of God ascend. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her faing and descending on it.

ther's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son; 13 And behold, the LORD stood above it, and and she ran and told her father. said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, 13 And it came to pass when Laban heard the and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him,

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the and brought him to his house. And he told Laearth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, ban all these things. and to the east, and to the north, and to the 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the my bone and my flesh: and he abode with him families of the earth be blessed..

the space of a month. 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will keep 15 | And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thee in all places whither thou goest, and will thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore bring thee again into this land: for I will not serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy leave thee, until I have done that which I have wages be? spoken to thee of.

16 And Laban had two daughters: the name 16 11 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and of the elder was Leah, and the name of the he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I younger was Rachel knew it not.

17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel was 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful beautiful and well-favoured. is this place! this is none other but the house 18 And Jacob loved Rachel ; and said, I will of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, daughter. and took the stone that he had put for his pil 19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her lows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil | to thee, than that I should give her to another upon the top of it.

man: abide with me. 19 And he called the name of that place Beth. 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel: el : but the name of that city was called Luz at and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the first.

the love he had to her. 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God 21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my will be with me, and will keep me in this way wife (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and unto her. raiment to put on,

22 And Laban gathered together all the men 21 So that I come again to my father's house of the place, and made a feast. in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he

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Rachel's grief for her barrenness. GENESIS.

*Joseph is born. took Leuh his daughter, and brought her to him; 1 14 1 And Reuben went in the days of wheat. and he went in unto her.

harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, bronght them unto his mother Leah. Then Ra. Zilpah his maid, for an handmaid.

chel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, son's mandrakes. behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou take away my son's mandrakes also ? And thou beguiled me?

Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to. 26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in night for thy son's mandrakes. our country, to give the younger before the first. 16 And Jacob came out of the field in the even. boru.

ing, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this | Thou must come in unto me ; for surely I have also, for the service which thou shalt serve with | hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay me yet seven other years.

with her that night. 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week : 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. also.

18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, because I have given my maiden to my husband: Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid.

and she called his name Issachar. 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served the sixth son, with him yet seven other years.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a 31 | And when the LORD saw that Leah was good dowry; now will my husband dwell with hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was me, because I have borne him six sons: and she barren.

called his name Zebulun. 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; and 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely called her name Dinah. the Lord hath looked upon my affliction ; now 22 T And God remembered Rachel, and God therefore my husband will love me.

hearkened to her, and opened her womb. 33 And she conceived again, and bare a son ; 23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and and said, Because the Lord hath heard that I said, God hath taken away my reproach: was hated, he hath therefore given me this son 24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, also: and she called his name Simeon.

The LORD shall add to me another son. 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son ; 25 T And it came to pass, when Rachel had and said, Now this time will my husband be borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send joined unto me, because I have borne him three me away, that I may go unto mine own place, sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

and to my country. 35 And she conceived again, and bare a son ; 26 Give me my wives and my children, for and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: there. whom I have served thee, and let me go : for fore she called his name Judah, and left bearing. thou knowest my service which I have done CHAPTER XXX.

thee.

27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I 1 Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth

have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for 1 Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. 5 She beareth

have learned by experience that the LORD hath Dan and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth Zilpah blessed me for thy sake. her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. 14

28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah will give it. buyeth her husband of Rachel. 17 Lcah bear 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how eth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Ra.

I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with chel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth to de.

me, part. 27 Laban stayeth him on a neto cove 30 For it was little which thou hadst before I nant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby he became came, and it is now increased unto a multitude ; rich,

and the LORD hath blessed thee since my com. AND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no ing: and now, when shall I provide for mine A children, Rachel envied her sister; and said own house also ? unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Ra. | Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing. chel; and he said, Am I in God's stead, who If thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb ? feed and keep thy flock:

3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in 32 I will pass through all thy flock to-day, re. unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, moving from thence all the speckled and spotted that I may also have children by her.

cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, 4 And she gave him Bilbah her handmaid to and the spotted and speckled among the goats : wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

and of such shall be my hire. 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a 33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in son.

time to come, when it shall come for my hire be. 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and fore thy face: every one that is not speckled and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a spotted among the goats, and brown among the son: therefore called she his name Dan.

sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me. 7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might and bare Jacob a second son.

be according to thy word. 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings 35 And he removed that day the he-goats that have I wrestled with my sister, and I have pre. were ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she. vailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

goats that were speckled and spotted, and every 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, one that had some white in it, and all the brown she took Zilpab, her maid, and gave her Jacob among the sheep, and gave them into the hands to wife.

of his sons. 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a 36 And he set three days' journey betwixt son.

himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she Laban's flocks. called his name Gad.

37 1 And Jacob took him rods of green pop12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a sec lar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree ; and pilled ond son.

white streaks in them, and niade the white ap. 13 And Lenh said, Happy am I, for the daugh. | pear which was in the rods. ters will call me blessed: and she called his name 38 And he set the rods which he had pilled be.

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