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20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, "the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, d the sister to Laban the Syrian.

21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: fand the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

a eh. 22 23. ch. 28. 2.

e Ex. 32 13. d ch. 24. 29. e ch. 12. 3 & 22. 18. Ecclus. 44.

22.

1 Ch. 5. 20,

2 Ch. 33. 13. Ezr. 8. 23. gch. 22. 16, 18. h1 Sa. 9. 9.

22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD. 23 And the LORD said unto her, Twoi ch. 17. 16 nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the ch. 27. 29, 40 elder shall serve the younger.

24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins

in her womb.

& 24. 60. jch. 12. 13 & 20. 2, 13.

Ro. 9. 12.

I ch. 24. 16

marg.

25 And the first came out red, "all over m ch. 27. 11. like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

26 And after that came his brother out, and "his hand took hold on Esau's heel;

" Hos. 12. 3.

and his name was called Jacob: ando eh. 27. 36. Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

27 And the boys grew and Esau was

Pa cunning hunter, a man of the field; p ch. 27. 3, 5. and Jacob was "a plain man, dwelling? ch. 20. 9, in tents.

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called 5 Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am 7at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

r ch. 6. 9.

Job 1. 1, 8.

1 Heb. venison

was in his
mouth.

sch. 27. 4. &c.

t ch. 27. 6.

2 Heb. found. u ver. 3. 3 Heb.

4

went going. Heb. with that red,

with that red pottage.

5 That is, Red.

6 Or, husbandry.

v Ecc. 4. 4.

7 Heb. going to die.

w ch. 21. 30.

r He. 12. 16.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and Ex. 1. 9. pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and

drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

CHAPTER 26

2 ch. 12. 10.

ND there was a famine in the land, De tide the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto "Abimelech king of the Philistines a ch. 20. 2. unto Gerar.

2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and f will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform 9 the

b ch. 21. 34. e ch. 21. 31.

ch. 12. 1.

8 Heb. living. ch. 21. 25.

f ch. 12. 2, &c. 9 ch. 22. 16

That is,

Contention.

Isaac sojourneth in Gerar

oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy: seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

59 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

6

7 And the men of the place asked him, of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she I was fair to look upon.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people," saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and 2received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD "blessed him.

13 And the man waxed great, and 3 went forward, and grew until he became very great:

14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of 6 servants: and the Philistines "envied him."

15 For all the wells "which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well? Esek; because they strove with him,

His covenant with Abimelech. GENESIS 26

21 And they digged another well, and 1 Heb hunt. strove for that also: and he called the name of it 2 Sitnah.

2 That is, Hatred.

Jacob deceiveth his father.

go out to the field, and take me some venison;

a

4 And make me savoury meat, such as 22 And he removed from thence, and I love, and bring it to me, that I may digged another well; and for that they a ch. 48. 9, 15 eat; that my soul may bless thee before strove not: and he called the name of it 3 Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

& 49. 28. Deu, 33, 1. 3 That is, Room. ch. 10. 11.

23 And he went up from thence to 6 ch. 17. 6 Beer-sheba.

24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, "I am the Gode of Abraham thy father: dfear not, for Id am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

& 28. 3.

ch. 24. 12. ch. 15. 1. ch. 28, 15 & 31. 3.

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6 Heb. desirable. ver. 27.

31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they ch. 21. 31. departed from him in peace.

32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.

33 And he called it 7Shebah: Ptherefore the name of the city is 8 Beer-sheba unto this day.

34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

7 That is, An oath. p ch. 21. 31 & 22. 19.

8 That is, The well of the oath.

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5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. 6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury ineat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring curse upon me, and not a blessing.

13 And his mother said unto him, "Upon me be thy curse, my son only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

15 And Rebekah took 6 goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:

17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Heré am I; who art thou, my son?

19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it 10 to me.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I "may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

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1 Or, of the jatness.

2 Sa. 8. 14.
1 Ki. 22. 47.
Ob. 18-20.

e 2 Kt. 8.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought b ch. 25. 23. it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. 27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:

28 Therefore God give thee of the dewi of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

20-22.

ch. 37. 4. ch. 50. 3, 4, 10.

f He. 11. 20. g Hos. 14. 6. h Ob. 10. Deu. 33.

13, 28.

2 Sa. 1. 21. Deu. 33. 28.

2 Sa. 8. 14. 49. 8.

29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: khe lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bowch. down to thee: "cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.

32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.

in ch. 12. 3. Nu, 24 9.

n ch. 11. 31.

ch. 26. 35 & 28. 8.

p ch. 21. 3.

33 And Isaac 2 trembled very exceed-2 ingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath 3taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.

34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.

36 And he said, "Is not he rightly named 5 Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

Heb.

trembled with a great trembling greatly. 3 Heb. hunted. q ch. 24. 3. ch. 25. 20.

8 ch. 22. 23. t He. 12. 17. u ch. 21. 29.

4 Heb. an assembly of people.

ch. 12. 2, &c. 5 That is, A supplanter. 6 Heb. of thy sojournings. * ch. 25. 33,

w ch. 25. 26.

Fulfilled,

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thyy ver. 29. lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I 7sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless

2 Sa. 8. 14 ver. 28. 7 Or,

supported.

Esau threateneth Jacob.

me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. 39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

41 And Esau dhated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.

42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother "to Haran;

44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

CHAPTER 28

AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed A him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, go to " Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of "Laban thy mother's brother.

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land where in thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekal, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

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& 40. 5 & 41. 1.

Job 33 15.

Jn. 1. 51.

3 Heb. yet the day is great.

ch. 35. 1

& 48. 3.

toch. 26. 24.

13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, thee will I give it, and to thy seed;" 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt 4spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to them north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15 And, behold, "I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in "this place; and I knew it not.

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

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, "and poured oil upon the top of it. 19 And he called the name of "that place 6 Beth-el: but the name of that eity was called Luz at the first.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: "and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

CHAPTER 29

THEN Jacob went on his journey. and came into the land of the 9 people of the east.

k ch. 13. 15 4 Heb. break forth. Ex. 2. 16. ch. 12. 3. ch. 26. 24

& 31. 3. 0 ch. 35. 6. p Deu. 31. 6, 8.

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Jos. 1. 5.

1 Ki. 8. 57.
He. 13. 5.

ch. 33. 4

& 45. 11, 15.
Ex. 3. 5.

Jos. 5. 15.
ver. 15.
ch. 13. 8
& 14. 14, 16.
Ru. 4. 3.

5 Heb.
hearing
ch. 31. 13, 45.

u Lev. 8.10, 11. Nu. 7. 1.

Judg. 1.

23, 28. w ch. 2. 23. Judg. 9. 2. 2 Sn. 5. 1

6

& 19. 12, 13.

That is,

The house
of God.

7 Heb.
a month
of days.

r ch. 31. 13.
28. 15. 8.
y Judg. 11. 31.
28a 15. 7-9

& 19. 30.

ch. 35. 7, 14. a ch. 14. 20. 6 ch. 31. 41.

Lev. 27. 30.

8 Heb. lift up his jeet. 9 Heb. children.

Nu. 23. 7.
ch. 30. 26.

Hos. 12. 12.

Jacob cometh to Laban.

2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.

3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My bre thren, whence be ye? And they said, Of f Haran are we.

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

6 And he said unto them, 2 Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

7 And he said, Lo, 3it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep. 9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

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

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.

13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the 5tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.

14 And Laban said to him, "Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him 7the space of a month. 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be 1

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 said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

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

20 And Jacob d served seven years for

Jacob marrieth Leah and Rachel. GENESIS 29 The sons of Leah and Rachel.

Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, 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 feast.

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 said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our 5 country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

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31 T And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: ich 30. 22. but Rachel was barren.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name 9 Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also; and she called his name 10 Simeon.

34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called 11 Levi.

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name 13 Judah; and left bearing.

CHAPTER 30

AND when Rachel saw that she bare AND A Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

3 And she said, Behold my maid Billah, go in unto her; and she shall

9 That is,

See a son. j Ex. 3. 7 & 4. 31. Deu. 26. 7. Ps. 25. 18.

10 That is,
Hearing.

k Jer. 50. 5,
11 That is,
Joined.
12 That is,

An hire.
13 That is,
Praise.
ch. 49. 8
Mt. 1. 2.

14 Heb.

stood from bearing. Ich. 29. 31. 15 That is, Dwelling. Called,

Mt. 4. 13,
Zabulon.

16 That is,
Judgment.
ch. 8. 1.
n Isa. 4. 1.
Cp. 18a. 1. 6.
Lk. 1. 25.
o ch, 20, 29,

p ch. 16. 2. ch. 50, 23,

bear upon my knees, that I may also 1 have children by her.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob

a son.

6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name 2 Dan.

7 And Billah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. 8 And Rachel said, With 3 great wrest lings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob

a son.

11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name "Gad.

12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.

13 And Leah said, 7 Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed and she called his name Asher.

14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.

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

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

son.

18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband; and she called his name 12 Issachar.

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name 15 Zebulun.

21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name 16 Dinah.

22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away "my reproach:

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