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Esu bringeth venison. CHAP. XXVIII. Isaac again blesseth Jacob. 29 voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are thou but one blessing, my father? bless the hands of Esau.

|| me, even me also, () my father. And 2 And he discerned him not, because | Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. his hands were hairy, as his brother 39 And Isaac his father answered, and Esau's hands : so he blessed him. said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall

24 And he said, Art thou my very son | be the fatness of the earth, and of the Esmu? And he said, I am.

| dew of heaven from above; 35 And he said, Bring it near to me, 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and I will eat of my son's venison, that and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall Is may bless thee. And he brought come to pass when thou shalt have the i Dar to him, and he did eat; and he dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke brought him wine, and he drank.

from off thy neck. 96 ind his father Isaac said unto him, || 41 9 And Esau hated Jacob, because of Come near now, and kiss me, my son. the blessing wherewith his father blessed

27 And he came near, and kissed him :) him; and Esau said in his heart, The days and he smelled the smell of his raiment, 1 of mourning for my father are at hand, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell then will I slay my brother Jacob. of my son is as the smell of a field which 42 And these words of Esau her elder the LORD hath blessed :

son were told to Rebekah: and she sent. 29 Therefore God give thee of the dew and called Jacob her younger son, and of bearen, and the fatness of the earth, said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, and plenty of com and wine:

as touching thee, doth comfort himself, 29 Let people serve thee, and nations | purposing to kill thee. bow down to thee ; be lord over thy 43 Now therefore, my son, obcy my brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow l voice: and arise, tice thou to Laban my down to thee : cursed be every one that brother to Haran; Curv th thee, and blessed be he that bless 44 And tarry with him a few days, uneth thee.

til thy brother's fury turn away; 30 % And it came to pass, as soon as Isa-i 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away ac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and from thee, and he forget that which thou Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the hast done to him: then I will send, and presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his fetch thee from thence. Why should I be brother came in from his hunting B deprived also of you both in one day?

31 And he also had made savoury meat, | 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am and brought it unto his father ; and said | weary of my life, because of the daughunto his father, Let my father arise, and ters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the Caftris cen':senison, that thy soul may daughters of Heth, such as these which are

of the daughters of the land, what good 11:16 his father said unto him, shall my life do me? propri ini? And he said, I am thy

CHAP. XXVIII. son, thy first-born Esau.

1 Jacob is blessed, and sent to Padan33 And Isaac trembled very exceeding aram. 12 His vision. 18 The stone of ly, and said, Who? where is he that hath Beth-el. 20 Jacob's vow. taken renison, and brought it me, and I LAND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed have eaten of all before thou camest, and him, and charged him, and said unto hare blessed him ? yea, and he shall be him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the blessed.

daughters of Canaan. 34. And when Esau heard the words of 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house his father, he cried with a great and ex Il of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his fa- || thee a wife from thence of the daughters ther, Bless me, even me also, O my father. of Laban thy mother's brother.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with 3 And God Almighty bless thce, and bulty, and hath taken away thy blessing. make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that

36 And he said, Is not he rightly named thou mayest be a niultitude of people; bacon? for he hath supplanted me these 4 And give thee the blessing of Abratan times; he took away my birth-right; ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; and behold, now he hath taken away my that thou mayest inherit the land wherein blessing. And he said, Hast thou not re- thou art a stranger, which God gave unta ferred a blessing for me?

Abraham. 37 And Isaac answered and said unto 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, I went to Padan-aram, unto Laban, son of and all his brethren have I given to himn || Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Re. for servants; and with corn and wine | bekal, Jacob's and Esau's mother. have I sustained him: and what shall I 6 When Esau saw that Isaac had do now unto thee, my son?

blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan3 And Esau said into his father, Hast am, totide him a wife from thence; and

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GENESIS. He is entertained by Lavama that as he blessed him, he gave him all

CHAP. XXIX. charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife | 1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran ; of the daughters of Canaan ;

13 is entertained by Labun. 18 Jacob 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, 1 covenanteth for Rachel; and is deand his mother, and was gone to Padan ceived with Leah; 28 but marrieth aram ;

Rachel also. . 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters THEN Jacob went on his journey, and of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father ; # 1 came into the land of the people of

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and the east. took unto the wives which he had, Maha 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in lath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's the field, and lo, there were three flocks son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his of sheep lying by it; for out of that well wife.

they watered the flocks: and a great stone 10 And Jacob went out from Beer- was upon the well's mouth. sheba, and went toward Haran.

3 And thither were all the flocks gath11 And he lighted upon a certain place, || ered: and they rolled the stone from and tarried there all night, because the the well's mouth and watered the sheep, sun was set; and he took of the stones of and put the stone again upon the well's that place, and put them for his pillows, | mouth in his place. and lay down in that place to sleep.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My breth12 And he dreamed, and behold, a lad- | ren, whence be ye? And they said, Of der set upon the earth, and the top of it || Haran are we. reached to heaven: and behold, the an- 5 And he said unto them, Know ye gels of God ascending and descending | Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, on it.

We know him. 13 And behold, the LORD stood above 6 And he said unto them, Is he well ? it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abra- || And they said, Heis well: and behold, Raham thy father, and the God of Isaac : chel his daughter cometh with the sheep. the land whereon thou liest, to thee will 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, I give it, and to thy seed.

| neither is it time that the cattle should be 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of !! gathered together: water ye the sheep, the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad and go and feed them. to the west, and to the east, and to the! 8 And they said, We cannot, until all north, and to the south: and in thee and the flocks be gathered together, and till in thy seed shall all the families of the they roll the stone from the well's mouth; earth be blessed.

then we water the sheep. 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will 9 [ And while he yet spake with them, keep thee in all places whither thou gpest, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for and will bring thee again into this land: she kept them. for I will not leave thee, until I have done 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob that which I have spoken to thee of. saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his

16 1 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban and he said, Surely the Lord is in this 1 his mother's brother ; that Jacob went place; and I knew it not.

near, and rolled the stone from the well's 17 And he was afraid, and said, How mouth, and watered the flock of Laban dreadful is this place! This is none other his mother's brother. but the house of God, and this is the gate 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted of heaven.

| up his voice, and wept. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the || 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was morning, and took the stone that he had her father's brother, and that he was put for his pillows, and set it up for a pil- || Rebekah's son ; and she ran and told her lar, and poured oil upon the top of it. father.

19 And he called the name of that place 13 And it came to pass when Laban Beth-el: but the name of that city was heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, called Luz at the first.

| that he ran to meet him, and embraced 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, || him, and kissed him, and brought him to If God will be with me, and will keep me | his house. And he told Laban all these in this way that I go, and will give me things, bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

14 And Laban said to him, Surely 21 So that I come again to my father's thou art my bone and my flesh: and he house in peace; then shall the LORD be abode with him the space of a month. my God:

15 And Laban said unto Jacob), Be22 And this stone, which I have set || cause thou art my brother, shouldest thou for a pillar, shall be God's house : and of therefore serve ine for nought? Tell me, all that thou shalt give me, I will surely what shall thy wages be? give the tenth unto thee.

1 16 And Laban had two daughters ; the.

Jarná serveth for Leah and Rachel. CHAP. XXX. Rachel's barrenness. 51 name of the elder was Leah, and the

CHAP. XXX name of the younger was Rachel

1 Rachel's barrenness. 22 She beareth 17 Leah ruas tender-eyed, but Rachel Joseph. 27 Jacob's covenant with Lawas beautiful and well-favoured.

ban. 37 By his policy he becometh rich. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I AND when Rachel saw that she bare I will serve thee seven years for Rachel n Jacob no children, Rachel envied thy younger daughter.

her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me 19 And Laban said, It is better that I children, or else I die. give her to thee, than that I should give 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled aher to another man: abide with me.. gainst Rachel ; and he said, Am I in

20 And Jacob served seven years for God's stead, who hath withheld from Rachel; and they seemed unto him but thee the fruit of the womb ? a few days, for the love he had to her. 3 And she said, Behold, my maid Billiah,

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give go in unto her; and she shall bear upon pe my wife, (for my days are fulfilled) my knees, that I may also have children that I may go in unto her.

by her. 22 And Laban gathered together all the 4 | And she gave him Bilhah her handmen of the place, and made a feast. maid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

33 And it came to pass in the even 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jaing, that he took Leah his daughter, and cob a son. brought her to him; and he went in unto 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged ber.

li me, and hath also heard my voice, and 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter hath given me a son: therefore called she Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. his name Dan.

35 And it came to pass, that in the 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived morning, behold, it was Leah: and he again, and bare Jacob a second son. said to Laban, What is this thou hast 8 And Rachel said, With great wrest

for Rachel ? wherefore then hast thou i have prevailed: and she called his name beguiled me?

Naphtali. 26 And Laban said, It must not be so 9 When Leah saw that she had left done in our country, to give the younger bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and before the first-born.

gave her Jacob to wife. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give 10 And Zilpah Leali's maid bare Jathee this also, for the service which thou cob a son shalt serve with me yet seven other years. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh:

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her and she called his name Gad. week : and he gave him Rachel his · 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jadaughter to wife also.

cob a second son. 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daugh 13 Anxl Leah said, Happy am I, for the ter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. 4 daughters will call me blessed: and she

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, called his name Asher. and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, 14 | And Reuben went in the days of and served with him yet seven other years. wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in

31 | And when the LORD saw that the field, and brought them unto his mothLeal was hated, he opened her womb: er Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, but Rachel was barren.

Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's man32 And Leah conceived, and bare a #drakes. $00, and she called his name Reuben: for 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small he said, Surely the LORD hath looked | matter that thou hast taken my husband ? upon my affliction ; now therefore my and wouldest thou take away my son's hushand will love me.

mandrakes also? And Rachel said, There33 And she conceived again, and bare | fore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy 4 son; and said, Because the LORD hath || son's mandrakes. heard that I was hated, he hath therefore 16 And Jacob came out of the field in giten me this son also: and she called the evening, and Leah went out to meet lisame Simeo.

him, and said, Thou must come in unto 34 And she conceived again, and bare me; for surely I have hired thee with my a san; and said, Now this time will my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her boustrand be joined unto me, because I that night. hare born him three sons: therefore was 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and bi name called Levi.

she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. 35 And she conceived again, and bare 18 And Leah said, God hath given me a son; and she said, Now will I praise mine hire, because I havegiven iny maiden

the LORD: therefore she called his name to my husband : and she called his name .. Julah, and left bearing

! Issachar,

32 Jacob's policy to become rich: GENESIS. He defiarteth from Laban.

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare i twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed Jacob the sixth son.

the rest of Laban's flocks. 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed 37 | And Jacob took him rods of me with a good dowry ; now will my l green poplar, and of the hazel and cheshusband dwell with me, because I have | nut-tree ; and pilled white streaks in born him six sons : and she called his them, and made the white appear which name Zebulun.

was in the rods. 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, 38 And he set the rods which he had and called her name Dinah.

pilled before the flocks in the gutters in 22 And God remembered Rachel, and the watering-troughs, when the flocks God hearkened to her, and opened her came to drink; that they should conceive womb.

when they came to drink. 23 4:And she conceived, and bare a son; ! 39 And the flocks conceived before the and said, God hath taken away my re

| rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streakproach.

ed, speckled, and spotted. 24 And she called his name Joseph; and 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, said, The LORD shalladdtome anotherson. and set the faces of the flocks toward

25 | And it came to pass, when Rachel the ring-streaked, and all the brown in the had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto La flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks ban, Send me away, that I may go unto | by themselves, and put them not unto mine own place, and to my country. Laban's cattle.

26 Give me my wives and my children, 41 And it came to pass whensoever the for whom I have served thee, and let me stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob go: for thou knowest my service which laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle I have done thee.

in the gutters, that they might conceive 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray among the rods. thee, if I have found favour in thine 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he eyes, tarry: for I have learned by ex I put them not in : so the feebler were Laperience that the LORD hath blessed me ban's, and the stronger Jacob's. for thy sake.

43 And the man increased exceedingly, 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, ll and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and I will give it.

and men-servants,and camels, and asses. 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest

CHAP. XXXI. how I have served thee, and how thy | 1 Jacob departeth from Laban. 22 Laban cattle was with me.

pursueth him. " 43 Their covenant at 30 For it was little which thou hadst Galced. before I came, and it is now increased unto 1 AND lie heard the words of Laban's a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed A sons, saying, Jacob hath taken athee since my coming: and now when way all that was our father's ; and of shall I provide for mine own house also that which was our father's hath he got

31 And he said, What shall I give thee? || ten all this glory. And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of any thing; if thou wilt do this thing for Laban, and behold, it was not toward me, I will again feed and keep thy flock : | him as before.

32 I will pass through all thy flock to l 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Reday, removing from thence all the speck- | tuin unto the land of thy fathers, and to led and spotted cattle, and all the brown | thy kindred ; and I will be with thee. cattle among the sheep, and the spotted 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and and speckled among the goats: and of || Leah to the field unto his flock, such shall be my hire.

5 And said unto them, I see your fa33 So shall my righteousness answer for ther's countenance, that it is not toward me in time to come, when it shall come me as before : but the God of my father for my hire before thy face: every one hath been with me. that is not speckled and spotted among 6 And ye know that with all my power the goats, and brown among the sheep, I have served your father. that shall be accounted stolen with me. 7 And your father hath deceived me,

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it and changed my wages ten times : but might be according to thy word.

God suffered him not to hurt me. 35 And he removed that day the hell 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall goats that were ring-streaked and spotted, || be thy wages ; then all the cattle bare and all the she-goats that were speckled speckled : and if he said thus, The ringand spotted, and every one that had some il streaked shall be thine hire; then bare all white in it, and all the brown among the the cattle ring-streaked. sheep, and gave them into the hands of 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle his sons.

of your father, and given them to me. • 36 And he set 'three days journey be- || 1o And it came to pass at the time tha:

Ladin pursueth Jacob. CHAP. xxxi. Laban and Jacob contend.. the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine | 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my ejes, and saw in a dream, and behold, sons, and my daughters? thou hast now the rams which leaped upon the cattle done foolishly in so doing. sere ring-streaked, speckled, and grisled. 29 It is in the power of my hand to do

11 And the angel of God spake unto ll you hurt : but the God of your father me in a dream, saying, Jacob : And I || spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take said, Here am I.

thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes either good or bad. and see, all the rams which leap upon the 30 And now, though thou wouldest cattle are ring-streaked, speckled, and needs be gone, because thou sore longedst grided: for I have seen all that Laban after thy father's house; yet wherefore dreth unto thee.

hast thou stolen my gods? 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where 31 And Jacob answered and said to thou anointedst the pillar, and where | Laban, Because I was afraid : for I said, thou vowedst a VOW unto me : now Peradventure thou wouldest take by force arise, get thee out from this land, and thy daughters from me. return unto the land of thy kindred.

32 With whomsoever thou findest the 14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and gods, let him not live: before our brethsaid unto him, Is there yet any portion or ren discern thou what is thine with me, inheritance for us in our father's house and take it to thee : for Jacob knew not

15 Are we not counted of him stran- | that Rachel had stolen them. gers ? for he hath sold us, and hath quite || 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, devoured also our money.

and into Leah's tent, and into the two 16 For all the riches which God hath | maid-servants tents; but he found them. taken from our father, that is ours, and not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, our children's : now then whatsoever God and entered into Rachel's tent. hath said unto thee, do

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, 17 ? Then Jacob rose up, and set his and put them in the camel's furniture, sons and his wives upon camels;

and sac upon them. And Laban searched 18 And he carried away all his cattle, || all the tent, but found them not. and all his goods which he had gotten, 35 And she said to her father, Let it the cattle of his getting, which he had not displease my lord that I cannot rise up gotten in Padan-aram; for to go to Isaac || before thee ; for the custom of women is his father in the land of Canaan.

upon me. And he searched, but found 19 And Laban went to shear his sleep: | not the images. and Rachel had stolen the images that | 36 | And Jacob was wroth and chode bere her father's.

with Laban : and Jacob answered, and 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to said to Laban, What is my trespass ? Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly that he fled.

pursued after me? 21 So he fled with all that he had ; and 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my be rose up, and passed over the river, and stuff, what hast thou found of all thy set his face toward the mount Gilead. household-stuff? set it here before my

22 And it was told Laban on the third brethren, and thy brethren, that they may day that Jacob was fled.

judge betwixt us both. 23 And he took his brethren with him, 38 This twenty years have I been with and pursued after him seven days jour thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not ney: and they overtook him in the mount cast their young, and the rams of thy flock Gilead.

have I not eaten. 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian 39 That which was torn of beasts, I in a dream by night, and said unto him, brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob it ; of my hand didst thou require it, either good or bad.

whether stolen by day, or stolen by .25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now | night. Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount : 40 Thus I was ; in the day the drought ad Laban with his brethren pitched in consumed me, and the frost by night; and the mount of Gilead.

my sleep departed from mine eyes. 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thai done, that thou hast stolen away un- thy house : I served thee fourteen years avares to me, and carried away my daugh- for thy two daughters, and six years for ters, as captives taken with the sword? thy cattle : and thou hast changed my

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away se- wages ten times. cretly, and steal away from me, and 42 Except the God of my father, the Crist not tell me, that I might have sent God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac thee away with mirth, and with songs, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent with tabret, and with harp ?

lime away now empty. God hath seen

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