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Ifaac bleffeth Jacob, &c. Before my voice: and arife, flee thou to Christ Laban my brother 9 to Haran.

1760. q Chap. AL. 31.

t Chap. 26.35.


44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brothers fury turn away;

45 Until thy brothers anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou haft done to him: then I will fend, and fetch thee from thence. Why fhould I be deprived alfo of you both in one day?

46 And Rebekah faid to Ifaac, I 28. am weary of my life, becaufe of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as thete which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life

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Jacobs vifion, and vow :

10 ¶ And Jacob I went out from Before Beer-fheba, and went toward » Ha- Chrift


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ran. 1760. 11 And he lighted upon a certain Hofea place, and tarried there all night, be- m called, cause the fun was fet: and he took Carran of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to fleep.

13 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder fet upon the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold, the angels of God afcending and defcending on it.

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13° And behold, the LORD ftood chap. above it, and faid, I am the LORD 31& God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Ifaac: the land whereon thou lieft, to thee will I give it, and to thy feed.



14 And P thy feed fhall be as the Chap. duft of the earth; and thou shalt † fpread abroad a to the weft, and to break the east, and to the north, and to the forth. fouth and in thee, and in thy feed 12. 20. fhall all the families of the earth be 12.3.& bleffed.


9 Deut.

r Chap.

18.18.& 22.18.& s See Ver.

15 And behold, I am with thee, 25.4 and will keep thee in all places whi- 20, 21. ther thou goeft, and will bring thee again into this land: for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have fpoken to thee of.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his fleep, and he faid, Surely the LORD is in this place, and I knew it not.

17 And he was afraid, and faid, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the houfe of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rofe up early in the morning, and took the ftone that he had put for his pillows, and fet it Chap up for a pillar, and poured oil upon & 35.14. the top of it.

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He meeteth Rachel:

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Chap. xxix.

13 is entertained by Laban, 18 covenanteth for Rachel, 23 and is deceived with Leah, 28 but marrieth alfo Rachel.


Hen Jacob † went on his journey, a and came into the land 1760. of the people of the east. Heb. 2 And he looked, and behold, a lift up bis feet. well in the field, and lo, there were three flocks of theep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks and a great stone was upon the wells mouth.

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23.7. + Heb.


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3 And thither were all the flocks gathered and they rolled the stone from the wells mouth, and watered the fheep, and put the ftone again upon the wells mouth in his place.

4 And Jacob faid unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they faid, Of Haran are we.

5 And he faid unto them, Know ye Laban the fon of Nahor? And they faid, We know him.


6 And he said unto them, † Is he well? And they faid, He is well and behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

7 And he faid, Lo, † it is yet high great day, neither is it time that the cattle fhould be gathered together: water ye the theep, and go and feed them. 8 And they faid, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the ftone from the wells mouth; then we water the sheep.

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9¶ And while he yet fpake with them, Rachel came with her fathers theep: for the kept them.

10 And it came to pafs, when Jacob faw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mothers brother, and the fheep of Laban his mothers brother; that Jacob went near, and brolled the stone from the wells mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mothers brother.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her fathers brother, and that he was Rebekahs fon : and she ran and told her father.

13 And it came to pafs, when Laaring, ban heard the + tidings of Jacob his fifters fon, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kiffed him, and brought him to his houfe. And he told Laban all these things.

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14 And Laban faid to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh;

His covenant with Laban.

and he abode with him † the space Before of a month.


15 And Laban faid unto Jacob, 1760. Becaufe thouart my brother,fhouldeft Heb. thou therefore ferve me for nought? of days. tell me, what ball thy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

17 Leah was tender-eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well-favoured.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and faid, I will ferve thee feven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

19 And Laban faid, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I fhould give her to another man: abide with me.

20 And Jacob & ferved feven years for Rachel: and they feemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

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21 ¶ And Jacob faid unto Laban, 1753. Give me my wife (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in unto her.

22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feaft.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him: and he went in unto her.

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, Zilpah his maid, for an handmaid.

25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold it was Leah: and he faid to Laban, What is this thou haft done unto me? did not I ferve with thee for Rachel? Wherefore then haft thou beguiled me?

26 And Laban faid, It muft not be fo done in our + country, to give the younger before the first-born.

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Before fon, and the called his name || ReuChrift ben for the faid, Surely the LORD dr. 1752. hath looked upon my affliction; now Jafon, therefore my husband will love me. 33 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; and faid, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this fon cir. 1751. alfo and the called his name | SiThat is, bearing. meon.

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34 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; and faid, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, That is, becaufe I have borne him three fons: Joined, See therefore was his name called | Levi. 35 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; and the faid, Now will That is, I praise the LORD therefore the praise. called his name ƒ || Judah, and † left Bod from bearing.


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1 Rachels barrenness. 22 She beareth Jofeph. 27 Jacobs new covenant with Laban: 37 His policy to become rich.


ND when Rachel faw that the bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her fifter; and faid unto Jacob, Give me children, or elfe I die.

2 And Jacobs anger was kindled am againft Rachel; and he faid, a Am I in Gods ftead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

Chap. 30.23.


3 And the faid, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; band the 13.12. fhall bear upon my knees, that I 16.2. may alfot have children by her. And the gave him Bilhah her handmaid d to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.


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4 Chap. 35-22.

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a fon.

6 And Rachel faid, God hath judged me, and hath alfo heard my voice, and hath given me a fon : That is, therefore called the his name || Dan. 7 And Bilhah Rachels maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second fon.

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8 And Rachel faid, With † great wreftlings have I wrestled with my fifter, and I have prevailed: and the That is called his name Naphtali.

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When Leah faw that the had left bearing, he took Zilpah her maid, and her Jacob to wife. gave

10 And Zilpah Leahs maid bare Jacob a fon.

11 And Leah faid, A troop comThat is, eth: and the called his name | Gad. 12 And Zilpah Leahs maid bare Jacob a second son.



Reubens mandrakes.

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13 And Leah faid, † Happy am I, Before for the daughters will call me bleff- Chrift ed: and the called his name || Afher. cir. 175. 14 And Reuben went in the days In my bap of wheat-harveft, and found man- That is, drakes in the field, and brought them ba unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel faid to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy fons mandrakes.

15 And the faid unto her, Is it a fmall matter that thou haft taken my husband? and wouldeft thou take away my fons mandrakes alfo? And Rachel faid, Therefore he fhall lie with thee to night for thy fons mandrakes.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and faid, Thou must come in unto me, for furely I have hired thee with my fons mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and the conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth fon.

18 And Leah faid, God hath given me mine hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and the called his name || Iffachar.

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the fixth fon.

20 And Leah faid, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him fix fons: and the called his name | Zebulun.

21 And afterwards the bare a daughter, and called her name | Di

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24 And the called his name || Jo- i. 4. 1. feph; and faid, The LORD fhall add to me another fon. 25 And it came to pafs, when crap. Rachel had borne Jofeph, that Jacob faid unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

26 Give me my wives and my chil dren, for whom I have ferved thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my fervice which I have done thee.

27 And Laban faid unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for i I have learn- i Chap ed by experience, that the LORD hath bleffed me for thy fake.

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Jacobs covenant and policy :

Chap. xxxi.

He departeth from Laban.

Before 28 And he faid, Appoint me thy | Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of Before Christ wages, and I will give it.

1745. 29 And he faid unto him, Thou

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knoweit how I have ferved thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

30 For it was little which thou hadft before I came, and it is now † increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath bleffed thee † fince my coming: and now when thall I provide for mine own house also ?

31 And he faid, What fhall I give thee? And Jacob faid, Thou halt not give me any thing; if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:

32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the fpeckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the fheep, and the spotted and fpeckled among the goats and of fuch fhall be my hire.

33 So fhall my righteoufnels an+fwer for me + in time to come, when it fhall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not fpeckled and fpotted amongst the goats, and brown amongst the fheep, that shall be accounted ftolen with me.

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34 And Laban faid,Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

35 And he removed that day the he-goats, that were ring-ftraked, and fpotted, and all the the-goats that were fpeckled and spotted, and every one that had fome white in it, and all the brown among the fheep, and gave them into the hands of his fons.

36 And he fet three days journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Labans flocks.

37 And k Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hafel and chefnut-tree; and pilled white ftrakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38 And he fet the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters, in the watering-troughs, when the flocks came to drink; that they should conceive when they came to drink.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ring-ftraked, fpeckled, and fpotted.

40 And Jacob did feparate the lambs, and let the faces of the flocks toward the ring-ftraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by themselves; and put them not unto Labans cattle.

41 And it came to pass whenfoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that

the cattle in the gutters, that they Chrift might conceive among the rods,

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: fo the feebler were Labans, and the stronger Jacobs.

43 And the man increafed exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maid-fervants, and men-fervants, and camels, and affes.


1 Jacob departeth from Laban: 22 Laban purjueth him: 43 Their cove-. nant at Galeed.


ND he heard the words of La- 1739:

Abans fons, faying, Jacob hath

taken away all that was our fathers; and of that which was our fathers > hath he gotten all this glory.

2 And Jacob beheld a the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him † as before.

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† Heb. as yefterthe day

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3 And the LORD faid unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, before and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

4 And Jacob fent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

5 And faid unto them, I fee your fathers countenance, that it is not toward me as before: but the God of my father hath been with me.

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6 And ye know that with all my power I have ferved your father. 7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten 6 Ver. 47. times: but God fuffered him not to 14. 22. hurt me.

8 If he faid thus, The fpeckled fhall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare fpeckled and if he faid thus, The ring-ftraked fhall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ring-ftraked.

9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them

to me.

c Numb.

Neh.4.12. Job 19.3.

ech. 8.


10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and faw in a dream, and behold, the || rams which leaped or, upon the cattle were ring-ftraked, fpeckled, and grifled.

11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, faying, Jacob: And I faid, Here am I.

12 And he faid, Lift up now thine eyes and fee, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ring-straked, fpeckled, and grifled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.



13 I am the God of Beth-el, where Chap thou anointedft the pillar, and where C


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18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods, which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram; for to go to Ifaac his father in the

land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to fhear his fheep and Rachel had ftolen the + images that were her fathers.

20 And Jacob ftole away † unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he +eb. told him not that he fled. Laban. 21 So he fled with all that he had, and he rofe up, and passed over the river, and fet his face toward the mount Gilead.

21 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him, and purfued after him feven days journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead,

24 And God came to Laban the Job 33. Syrian 8 in a dream by night, and faid unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

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25 ¶ Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

26 And Laban faid to Jacob, What haft thou done, that thou haft ftolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the fword?

27 Wherefore didft thou flee away fecretly, and + fteal away from me? and didft not tell me, that I might have fent thee away with mirth, and with fongs,with tabret,and with harp? 28 And haft not fuffered me to kifs my fons and my daughters? thou haft now done foolishly in fo doing.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father ipake unto me yefternight,

Rachels policy to hide the images. faying, Take thou heed that thou Before fpeak not to Jacob either good or bad. Christ

30 And now though thou wouldest 173901 needs be gone, becaufe thou fore longedft after thy fathers houfe; yet wherefore haft thou ftolen my gods?

31 And Jacob answered and faid to Laban, Because I was afraid : for I faid,Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

Chap. 44

32 With whomfoever thou findeft thy gods, h let him not live: before see our brethren difcern thou what is 9. thine with me, and take it to thee: for Jacob knew not that Rachel had ftolen them.

33 And Laban went into Jacobs tent, and into Leahs tent, and into the two maid-servants tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leahs tent, and entered into Ra

chels tent.

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camels furniture, and fat upon them: and Laban fearched all the tent, but Hebe found them not.

35 And she said to her father, Let it not difplease my lord that I cannot rife up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me: and he fearched, but found not the images.

36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob anfwered, and faid to Laban, What is my trefpafs? what is my fin, that thou haft fo hotly purfued after me?

37 Whereas thou haft fearched all my ftuff, what haft thou found of all thy houfhold-ftuff? fet it here before my brethren, and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

38 This twenty years have I ben with thee; thy ews, and thy fhe-goats have not caft their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

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39 i That which was torn of beafts, I brought not unto thee, I bare the lofs of it; of k my hand didft thou 4. require it, whether ftolen by day, or ftolen by night.

40 Thus I was, in the day the drought confumed me, and the froft by night; and my fleep departed from mine eyes.

22. 12.

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy houfe; I ferved thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and fix years for thy cattle: and thou haft 1 v.7. changed my wages ten times.

42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of

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