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GENESIS. His firesent to Esau. mine affliction, and the labour ot my hands, il journed with Laban, and stayed there unand rebuked thee yesternight.

til now : 439 And Laban answered, and said unto 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and men-servants, and women-servants : and these children are my children, and and I have sent to tell my lord, that I these cattle are my cattle, and all that may find grace in thy sight. thou seest is mine ; and what can I do 6 | And the messengers returned to this day unto these my daughters, or unto Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother their children which they have born ? Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee,

44 Now therefore come thou, let us || and four hundred men with him. make a covenant, I and thou; and let it 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and be for a witness between me and thee. distressed : and he divided the people that

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it was with him, and the flocks, and herds, up for a pillar.

and the camels into two bands ;

8 And said, If Esau come to the one Gather stones; and they took stones, and company, and smite it, then the other made an heap: and they did eat there company which is left shall escape.

9 And Jacob said, () God of my father 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadu Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, tha : but Jacob called it Galeed:

the Lord which saidst unto me, Return 48 And Laban said, This heap is a wit- || unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and ness between me and thee this day. || I will deal well with thee; Therefore was the name of it called Gå 10 I am not worthy of the least of all leed :

the mercies, and of all the truth, which 49 And Mizpah ; for he said, The thou hast shewed unto thy servant : for LORD watch between me and thee, when with my staff I passed over this Jordan, we are absent one from another.

and now I am become two bands. 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, 11 Deliverme, I pray thee, from the hand or if thou shalt take other wives besides my ll of my brother, from the hand of Esau : daughters; no man is with us; see, God for I fear him, lest he will come and smite is witness betwixt me and thee.

me, and the mother with the children. 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee this heap, and behold this pillar, which I 1 good, and make thy seed as the sand of have cast betwixt me and thee ;

the sea, which cannot be numbered for 52 This heap be witness, and this pillar i multitude. be witness, that I will not pass over this | 13 | And he lodged there that same heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass night; and took of that which came to over this heap and this pillar unto me, for his hand a present for Esau his brother : harm.

14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty 53 The God of Abraham, and the God he-goats, two hundred ewes and twentyof Nahor, the God of their father, judge rams, betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, fear of his father Isaac.

forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses, 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon and ten foals. the mount, and called his brethren to eat 16 And he delivered them into the hand bread : and they did eat bread, and tar of his servants, every drove by themried all night in the mount.

selves; and said unto his servants, Pass 55 And early in the morning Laban over before me, and put a space betwixt rose up, and kissed his sons and his daugh- || drove and drove. ters, and blessed them : and Laban de 17 And he commanded the foremost, parted, and returned unto his place. Il saying, When Esau my brother meeteth CHAP. XXXII.

thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art 1 Jacob's vision. 3 His message, 13 and thou ? and whither goest thou ? and whose present to Esau. 24 Wrestling with an are these before thee? angel he is called Israel.

18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy AND Jacob went on his way, and the servant Jacob's: it is a present sent unto A angels of God met him.

my lord Esau : and behold also he is be2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, | hind us. This is God's host : and he called the 19 And so commanded he the second, name of that place Mahanaim.

and the third, and all that followed the 3 And Jacobsent messengers before droves, saying, On this manner shall ye him to Esau his brother, unto the land of speak unto Esau, when ye find him. Seir, the country of Edom.

* 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy 4 And he commanded them, saying, il servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I

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Jarci and Esau's kind meeting. CHAP. XXXIII, Xxxiv. Jacob buycth a field. 35 see his face ; peradventure he will accept || 6 Then the handmaidens came near, of me

they and their children, and they bowed 21 So went the present over before him; l themselves. and himself lodged that night in the 7 And Leah also with her children company,

came near, and bowed themselves; and 2 And he rose up that night, and took || after came Joseph near and Rachel, and his two wives, and his two women-ser | they bowed themselves. rants, and his eleven sons, and passed 8 And he said, What meanest thou Ger the ford Jabbok.

by all this drove which I met? And he B And he took them, and sent them | said, These are to find grace in the sight Ofer the brook, and sent over that he had. of my lord.

244 And Jacob was left alone ; and 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my there wrestled a man with him, until the brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. breaking of the day.

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, 95 And when he saw that he prevailed | if now I have found grace in thy sight, mot against him, he touched the hollow of then receive my present at my hand : for his thuigh : and the hollow of Jacob's thigh therefore I have scen thy face, as though was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. || I had seen the face of God, and thou wast

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day pleased with me. breaketh ; And he said, I will not let thee 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that ga, except thou bless me.

is brought to thee; because God hath 37 And he said unto him, What is thy dealt graciously with me, and because I name? And he said, Jacob.

have enough : and he urged him, and he 28 And he said, Thy name shall be call- took it. ed no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, prince hast thou power with God, and with and let us go, and I will go before thee. men, and hast prevailed.

13 And he said unto him, My lord 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell || knoweth that the children are tender, and me, I pray thee, thy name : And he said, the flocks and herds with young are with Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after || me, and if men should over-drive them my name? and he blessed him there. one day, all the flock will die.

30 And Jacob called the name of the 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over place Peniel : for I have seen God face before his servant: and I will lead on to face, and my life is preserved.

softly, according as the cattle that gocth 31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun before me, and the children be able to Pose upon him, and he halted upon his endure; until I come unto my lord unto thigh.

Seir. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat | 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave not of the sinew which shrank, which is with thee some of the folk that are with upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this me: And he said, What needeth it? Let day ; because he touched the hollow of | me find grace in the sight of my lord. Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank 16 | So Esau returned that day on his CHAP. XXXIII.

way unto Seir. 1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, meeting. 18 Jacob buyeth a field at and built him an house, and made booths Shalem, and buildeth an altar.

for his cattle: therefore the name of the AND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and look place is called Succoth. 1 ed, and behold, Esau came, and || 18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city with him four hundred men. And he di of Shechem, which is in the land of Cavided the children unto Leah, and unto naan, when he came from Padan-aram; Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. and pitched his tent before the city.

2 And he put the handmaids and their 19 And he bought a parcel of a field, children foremost, and Leah and her where he had sprcad his tent, at the hand children after, and Rachel and Joseph of the children of Hamor, Shechem's fahindermost.

ther, for an hundred pieces of money. 5 And he passed over before them, and 20 And he erected there an altar, and boked himself to the ground seven times, called it El-elohe-Israel. ilti he came near to his brother.

CHAP. XXXIV. . 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and em || 1 Dinah ravished. 20 The Shechemites braced him, and fell on his neck, and are circumcised, 25 slain by the sons , kissed him ; and they wept.

Jacob, 27 and their city spoiled. 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the || AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, Women and the children, and said, Who A which she bare unto Jacob, went are those with thee? And he said, The out to see the daughters of the land. children which God hath graciously given 2 And when Shechem the son of Hathy servant.

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Jacob sent to Beth-el. saw her, he took her, and lay with her, il 21 These men are peaceable with us, and defiled her.

therefore let them dwell in the land, and 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the trade therein : for the land, behold, it is daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam large enough for them : let us take their sel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. daughters to us for wives, and let us give

4 And Shechem spake unto his father them our daughters. Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to 22 Only herein will the men consent wife.

unto us for to dwell with us, to be one 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled people, if every male among us be circumDinah his daughter (now his sons were cised, as they are circumcised. with his cattle in the field :) and Jacob 23 Shall not their cattle, and their subheld his peace until they were come. stance, and every beast of theirs be ours?

6 ff And Hamor the father of Shechem only let us consent unto them, and they went out unto Jacob to commune with will dwell with us. him.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of his son hearkened all that went out of the the field when they heard it: and the men gate of his city : and every male was cirwere grieved, and they were very wroth, cumcised, all that went out of the gate of because he had wrought folly in Israel, in his city. lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing 25 ff And it came to pass on the third ought not to be done.

day, when they were sore, that two of the 8 And Hamor communed with them, sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's saying, The soul of my son Shechem brethren, took each man his sword, and longeth for your daughter: I pray you came upon the city boldly, and slew all give her him to wife.

the males. 9 And make ye marriages with us : 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem and give your daughters unto us, and take his son with the edge of the sword, and our daughters unto you.

took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the went out. land shall be before you ; dwell and trade 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the ye therein, and get you possessions therein. || slain, and spoiled the city ; because they

11 And Shechem said unto her father, had defiled their sister. and unto her brethren, Let me find grace 1 28 They took their sheep, and their in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto oxen, and their asses, and that which me, I will give.

was in the city, and that which was in 12 Ask me never so much dowry and the field. gift, and I will give according as ye shall 29 And all their wealth, and all their say unto me : but give me the damsel to little ones, and their wives took they wife.

captive, and spoiled even all that was in 13 And the sons of Jacob answered the house. Shechem and Hamor his father dercit 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, fully, and said (because he had defiled Ye have troubled me to make me to Dinah their sister)

stink among the inhabitants of the land, - 14 And they said unto them, We can among the Canaanites, and the Perizzites: not do this thing, to give our sister to one | and I bcing few in number, they shall gaththat is uncircumcised: for that were a er themselves together against me, and reproach unto us :

slay me, and I shall be destroyed, í and 15 But in this will we consent unto you: | my house. If ye will be as we be, that every male 31 And they said, Should he deal with of you be circumcised;

our sister, as with an harlot ? 16 Then will we give our daughters un

CHAP. XXXV. to you, and we will take your daughters || 1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He to us, and we will dwell with you, and purgeth his house of idols, 6 and buildwe will become one people."

eth an altar at Beth-el, 29 Isaac's death. 17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, || A ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go to be circumcised; then will we take our A up to Beth-el, and dwell there : and daughter, and we will be gone.

make there an altar unto God, that ap18 And their words pleased Hamor, peared unto thee when thou fleddest from and Shechem Hamor's son.

the face of Esau thy brother. 19 And the young man deferred not to 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, do the thing, because he had delight in and to all that were with him, Put Jacob's daughter: and he was more hon- away the strange gods that are among ourable than all the house of his father. you,' and be clean, and change your

20 s And Hamor and Shechem his son | garments : çame unto the gate of their city, and com-1 3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethinuned with the men of their city, saying, i el; and I will make there an altar unto, Jacod buildeth an altar at Beth-el. CHAP. XXXVI.

Isaac's death. 37 God, who answered me in the day of my dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and distress, and was with me in the way lay with Bilhah his father's concubine : which I went.

and Israel heard it. Now the sons of 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the Jacob were twelve : strange gods which were in their hand, 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's and their ear-rings which were in their first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Juears; and Jacob hid them under the oak dah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: which was by Shechem.

24 The sons of Rachel ; Joseph, and 5 And they journeyed; and the terror || Benjamin : of God was upon the cities that were 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's round about them, and they did not pur- handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: sue after the sons of Jacob.

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's 6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in || handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These are the land of Canaan, (that is Beth-el) he | the sons of Jacob, which were born to and all the people that were with him. him in Padan-aram.

7 And he built there an altar, and 27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac his called the place El-beth-el; because there father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, God appeared unto him, when he fled (which is Hebron) where Abraham and from the face of his brother.

Isaac sojourned. 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, 28 And the days of Isaac were an hunand she was buried beneath Beth-el, un- || dred and fourscore years. der an oak : and the name of it was 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and called Allon-bachuth.

died, and was gathered unto his people, 99 And God appeared unto Jacob being old and full of days; and his sons again when he came out of Padan-aram; | Esau and Jacob buried him. and blessed him.

CHAP. XXXVI. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name 2 Esau's wives. 6. His removing to is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any

mount Seir. 9 His sons. more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; N OW these are the generations of and he called his name Israel.

W Esau, who is Edom. 11 And God said unto him, I am God | 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters Almighty : be fruitful and multiply ; al of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon nation and a company of nations shall be the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughof thee, and kings shall come out of thy |ter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the loins.

Hivite; 12 And the land which I gave A- 3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, braham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, sister of Nebajoth. and to thy seed after thee will I give the 4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz;

and Bashemath bare Reuel; 13 And God went up from him, in the 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and place where he talked with him.

Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of 14 And Jacob setupa pillar in the place Esau, which were born unto him in the where he talked with him, even a pillar land of Canaan. of stone: and he poured a drink-offering 6 And Esau took his wives, and his thereon, and he poured oil thereon. sons, and his daughters, and all the per

15 And Jacob called the name of the sons of his house, and his cattle, and all place where God spake with him, Beth-el. || his beasts, and all his substance which he

16 | And they journeyed from Beth-el; I had got in the land of Canaan; and went and there was but a little way to come to into the country from the face of his Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she brother Jacob. had hard labour.

7 For their riches were more than that 17 And it came to pass when she was in they might dwell together: and the land hard labour, that the midwife said unto wherein they were strangers could not her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. | bear them, because of their cattle.

18 And it came to pass as her soul was 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: in departing, (for she died) that she called Esau is Edom. his name Ben-oni: but his father called 91 And these are the generations of him Benjamm.

Esau the father of the Edomites, in 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in mount Seir: the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. 10 These are the names of Esau's sons ;

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the anto this day.

wife of Esau. 21 f And Israel journeyed, and spread I 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, Tebis tent beyond the tower of Edar. - man, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Ke

And it came to pass, when Israel II naz.


GENESIS. Joseph is hated by his brethren. 12 And Timna was concubine to Eli-| 31 | And these are the kings that reignphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz ed in the land of Edom, before there reignAmalek : these were the sons of Adah ed any king over the children of Israel. Esau's wife.

32 And Bela the son of Beor reignied in 13 And these are the sons of Reuel ; Edom : and the name of his city was DinNahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Miz- habah. zah: these were the sons of Bashemath 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son Esau's wife.

- Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 14 | And these were the sons of Aholi 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of bamah, the daughter of Anah, the daugh the land of Temani reigned in his stead. ter of Zibeon Esau's wife: and she bare to 35 And Husham died, and Hadad the Esau, Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. son of Bedad (who smote Midian in the

15 | These were dukes of the sons of field of Moab) reigned in his stead: and Esau : the sons of Eliphaz the first-born the name of his city was Avith. son of Esau ; duke Teman, duke Omar, 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,

Masrekah reigned in his stead. 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of ReAmalek : these are the dukes that came hoboth by the river reigned in his stead. of Eliphaz, in the land of Edom : these 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the were the sons of Adah.

son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 17 And these are the sons of Reuel 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor Esau's son ; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, died, and Hadar reigned in his stead : and duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the name of his city was Pau; and his the dukes that came of Reuel, in the land wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughof Edom : these are the sons of Bashe- || ter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. math Esau's wife.

40 And these are the names of the dukes 18 | And there are the sons of Aholiba that came of Esau, according to their fammah Esau's wife ; duke Jeush, duke Jaa- ilies, after their places, by their names ; lam, duke Korah: these were the dukes duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, that came of Aholibamah the daughter 141 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, of Anah Esau's wife.

duke Pinon, 19 These are the sons of Esau, (who is 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Edom,) and these are their dukes. Mibzar,

20 9 These are the sons of Seir the Ho- 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram : these rite, who inhabited the land ; Lotan, and be the dukes of Edom, according to their Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,

habitations, in the land of their possession : 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: he is Esau the father of the Edomites. these are the dukes of the Horites, the

CHAP. XXXVII. children of Seir in the land of Edom. 2 Josephis hated of his brethren:5 Histro

22 And the children of Lotan were, I dreams. 18 His brethren conspire his Hori, and Heman: and Lotan's sister was death. 36 He is sold to Potipharin Egypt, Timna.

AND Jacob dwelt in the land wherein 23 And the children of Shobal were A his father was a stranger, in the these ; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, land of Canaan. Shepho, and Onam.

2 These are the generations of Jacob. 24. And these are the children of Zib- Joseph being seventeen years old, was eon ; both Ajah, and Anah: this was feeding the flock with his brethren, and that Anah that found the mules in the the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon | with the sons of Zilpah, his father's his father.

wives : and Joseph brought unto his 25 And the children of Anah were | father their evil report. these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than daughter of Anah.

all his children, because he was the son 26 And these are the children of Di of his old age: and he made him a coat shon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, || of many colours. and Cheran.

4 And when his brethren saw that 27 The children of Ezer are these ; | their father loved him more than all his Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Achan. || brethren, they hated him, and could not

28 The children of Dishan are these ; speak peaceably unto him. Uz, and Aran.

*5 | And Joseph dreamed a dream, and 29 These are the dukes that came of the he told it his brethren: and they hated Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke him yet the more. Zibeon, duke Anah,

6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Di- you, this dream which I have dreamed ; shan: these are the dukes that came of Ho il 7 For behold, we were binding sheaves ri, among their dukes in the land of Seir. Il in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and

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