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Jacob's Angry Reply. Covenant of Galeed. Jacob at Mahanaim the tent of the two maid-servants; thou; and let it be for a witness bebut he found them not. And he tween me and thee. 45 And Jacob went out of Leah's tent, and entered took a stone, and set it up for a pilinto Rachel's tent. 34 Now Rachel lar. 46 And Jacob said unto his had taken the teraphim, and put brethren, Gather stones; and they them in the camel's saddle, and sat took stones, and made a heap: upon them. And Laban felt about and they did eat there by the heap. all the tent, but found them not. 47 And Laban called it 1Jegar-saha35 And she said to her father, Let dutha: but Jacob called it 2 Galeed. not my lord be angry that I cannot 48 And Laban said, This heap is rise up before thee; for the manner of witness between me and thee this women is upon me. And he searched, day. Therefore was the name of it but found not the teraphim. called Galeed: 49 and 3 Mizpah, for he said, Jehovah watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, and if thou shalt take wives besides my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee. 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar, which I have set betwixt me and thee. 52 This heap be witness, and the pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the 5 God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father Isaac. 54 And Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mountain. 55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban de32 parted, and returned unto his

36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast hotly pursued after me? 37 Whereas thou hast felt about all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? Set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us two. 38 These twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy shegoats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flocks have I not eaten. 39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. 40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes. 41 These twenty years have I been in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock: and thou hast changed my wages ten times. 42 Ex

cept the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now hadst thou sent me away empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

43 And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children whom they have borne? 44 And now come, let us make a covenant, I and

place. 1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place 6 Mahanaim.

3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom. 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye say unto my lord

1 That is, The heap of witness, in Aramaic. 2 That is, The heap of witness, in Hebrew. 3 That is, The watch tower.

4 Heb. hidden.

5 Or, gods

6 That is, Two hosts, or, Companies.

Jacob's Fear of Esau. He wrestles with an Angel
| brother meeteth thee, and asketh
thee, saying, Whose art thou? and
whither goest thou? and whose are
these before thee? 18 then thou
shalt say, They are thy servant
Jacob's; it is a present sent unto
my lord Esau: and, behold, he
also is behind us. 19 And he
commanded also the second, and
the third, and all that followed the
droves, saying, On this manner
shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye
find him; 20 and ye shall say,
Moreover, behold, thy servant Ja-
cob is behind us. For he said, I
will appease him with the present
that goeth before me, and after-
ward I will see his face; peradven-
ture he will accept me. 21 So the
present passed over before him:
and he himself lodged that night
in the company.

Esau: Thus saith thy servant Jacob,
I have sojourned with Laban, and
stayed until now: 5 and I have oxen,
and asses, and flocks, and men-ser-
vants, and maid-servants: and I have
sent to tell my lord, that I may find
favor in thy sight. 6 And the mes-
sengers returned to Jacob, saying,
We came to thy brother Esau, and
moreover he cometh to meet thee,
and four hundred men with him.
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and
was distressed: and he divided the
people that were with him, and the
flocks, and the herds, and the camels,
into two companies; 8 and he said,
If Esau come to the one company,
and smite it, then the company
which is left shall escape. 9 And
Jacob said, O God of my father
Abraham, and God of my father
Isaac, O Jehovah, who saidst unto
me, Return unto thy country, and
to thy kindred, and I will do thee
good: 10 1I am not worthy of the
least of all the lovingkindnesses,
and of all the truth, which thou hast
showed unto thy servant; for with
my staff I passed over this Jordan;
and now I am become two compa-
nies. 11 Deliver me, I pray thee,
from the hand of my brother, from
the hand of Esau: for I fear him,
lest he come and smite me, the
mother with the children. 12 And
thou saidst, I will surely do thee
good, and make thy seed as the sand
of the sea, which cannot be num-
bered for multitude.

13 And he lodged there that night, and took of that which he had with him a present for Esau his brother: 14 two hundred shegoats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, 15 thirty milch camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. 16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove. 17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my

1 Heb. I am less than all &c.

22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok. 23 And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled with him. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but 2Israel: for thou hast

striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed. 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, striveth. 2 That is, He who striveth with God, or, God 3 Or, had power with 4 That is, The face of God.

Jacob meets Esau.

said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. 31 And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon his thigh. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not the sinew of the hip which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.

He goes to Shechem

graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it. 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. 13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die. 14 Let my lord, I pray

33 And Jacob lifted up his thee, pass over before his servant:

eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. 3 And he himself passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children whom God hath graciously given thy servant. 6 Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. 7 And Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after

came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this company which I met? And he said, to find favor in the sight of my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let that which thou hast be thine. 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found favor in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand; 1 forasmuch as I have seen thy face, as one seeth the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11 Take, I pray thee, my 2gift that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt 1 Or, for therefore have I seen 2 Heb. blessing.

and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find favor in the sight of my lord. 16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

18 And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city. 19 And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money. 20 And he erected there an altar, and called it 7 El-Elohe-Israel.

34 Leah, whom she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2 And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her; and he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her. 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 5 Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his

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Dinah avenged by Simeon and Levi. Shechem plundered

Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 21 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for, behold, the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22 Only on this condition will the men consent unto us to dwell with us, to become one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. 24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city. 25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city unawares, and slew all the males. 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went forth. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28 They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field; 29 and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives, took they captive and made a prey, even all that was in the house. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and, I being few in num

daughter; and his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they came. 6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him. 7 And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done. 8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you, give her unto him to wife. 9 And make ye marriages with us; give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you. 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein. 11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find favor in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give. 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me but give me the damsel to wife. 13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with guile, and spake, because he had defiled Dinah their sister, 14 and said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us. 15 Only on this condition will we consent unto you: if ye will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised; 16 then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. 17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone. 18 And their words pleased Ha-ber, they will gather themselves tomor, and Shechem Hamor's son. 19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was honored above all the house harlot? of his father. 20 And Hamor and |

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gether against me and smite me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a

1 Or, boldly

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Jacob puts away Idols and goes to Beth-el. His Sons. Isaac's Death And God said unto Jacob, | 13 And God went up from him in Arise, go up to Beth-el, and the place where he spake with him. dwell there: and make there an 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the altar unto God, who appeared unto place where he spake with him, a thee when thou fleddest from the pillar of stone: and he poured out a face of Esau thy brother. 2 Then drink-offering thereon, and poured Jacob said unto his household, and oil thereon. 15 And Jacob called to all that were with him, Put away the name of the place where God the foreign gods that are among spake with him, Beth-el. you, and purify yourselves, and change your garments: 3 and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the 1oak which was by Shechem. 5 And they journeyed and a terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is Beth-el), he and all the people that were with him. 7 And he built there an altar, and called the place 2 El-beth-el; because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. 8 And Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried below Beth-el under the oak and the name of it was called Allon-bacuth.

9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddanaram, and blessed him. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. 11 And God said unto him, I am 4God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; 12 and the land which I gave unto Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

1 Or, terebinth 2 That is, The God of Beth-el. 3 That is, The oak of weeping.

4 Heb. El Shaddai.

16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some distance to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor. 17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; for now thou shalt have another son. 18 And it came to pass, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name 5 Ben-oni: but his father called him 6 Benjamin. 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem). 20 And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. 21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder. 22 And it came to pass, while Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard of it.

Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun; 24 the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin; 25 and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid: Dan and Naphtali; 26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Paddan-aram. 27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore years. 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, old and full of days:

5 That is, The son of my sorrow.
6 That is, The son of the right hand.

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