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Abraham's death and bural. GENESIS. The birth of Esau and Jacob. 7 And these are the days of the years ed were fulfilled, behold, there were twins of Abraham's life which he lived, a hun- in her womb. dred threescore and fifteen years.

25 And the first came out red, all over & Then Abraham gave up the ghost, like an hairy garment; and they called and died in a good old age, an old man, his name Esau. and full of years; and was gathered to 26 And after that came his brother out, his people.

and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field was threescorè years old when she bare of Ephron the Son of Zohar the Hittite, them. which is before Mamre ;

27 And the boys grew: and Esau was 10 The field which Abraham purchased a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham Jacob was a plain man dwelling in tents. buried, and Sarah his wife.

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he 11 1 And it came to pass after the did eat of his venison: but Rebekah lovdeath of Abraham, that God blessed his led Jacob. son Isaac: and Isaac dwelt by the well 29 | And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau Lahai-roi.

came from the field, and he was faint. 12 1 Now these are the generations of 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the I pray thee, with that same red pottage; Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto for I am faint: therefore was his name Abraham.

called Edom. 13 And these are the names of the sons 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy of Ishmael, by their names, according to birthright. their generations: the first-born of Ish- 32. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the mael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, point to die: and what profit shall this and Mibsam,

birthright do to me? 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this Massa,

day; and he sware unto him: and he sold 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, his birthright unto Jacob. and Kedemah:

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and these are their names, by their towns, and drink, and rose up, and went his way: by their castles; twelve princes according thus Esau despised his birthright, to their nations.

CHAP. XXVI. Ishmael, and thirty and him and these are the years of the life of AND there was

a famine in the land,

besides the that ven years: and he gave up the ghost and the days of Abraham. And Isaac went died, and was gathered unto his people. unto Abimelech king of the Philistines

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto unto Gerar. Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, toward Assyria: and he died in the pre- and said, Go not down into Egypt: dwell sence of all his brethren,

in the land which I shall tell thee of. 19 | And these are the generations of 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat with thee, and will bless thee: for unto Isaac:

thee, and unto thy seed I will give all these 20 And Isaac was forty years old when countries, and will perform the oath he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of which I sware unto Abraham thy father; Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply sister to Laban the Syrian.

as the stars of heaven, and will give unto 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for thy seed all these countries : and in thy his wife, because she was barren: and the seed shall all the nations of the earth be Lond was entreated of him, and Rebe- blessed : kah his wife conceived.

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my 22 And the children struggled together voice, and kept my charge, my commandwithin her: and she said, If it be so, why ments, my statutes, and my laws. am I thus? And she went to inquire of the 6 | And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: LORD.

7 And the men of the place asked him 23 And the Lord said unto her, Two of his wife ; and he said, She is my sisnations are in thy womb, and two manner ter: for he feared to say, She is my wife; of people shall be separated from thy lest, said he, the men of the place should bowe's: and the one people shall be kill me for Rebekah; because she was stronger than the other people; and the fair to look upon. elder shall serve the younger.

8 And it came to pass when he had 24 T And when her days to be deliver-Ibeen there a long time, that Abimelech

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The Philistines envy Isaac. CHAP. XXVII. He covenants with Abimelech. bing of the Philistines looked out at a called upon the name of the Lord, and window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's sporting with Rebekah his wife.

servants digged a well. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and 26 | Then Abimelech went to him from said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife : Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and how saidst thou, She is my sister ? And and Phichol the chief captain of his army. leazc said unto him, Because I said, Lest 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherei die for her.

fore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, 10 And Abimelech said, What is this and have sent me away from you ? thou bast done unto us? one of the people 28 And they said, We saw certainly night lightly have lien with thy wife, and that the LORD was with thee : and we thou shouldest have brought guiltiness said, Let there bę now an oath betwixt us, por us.

even betwixt us and thee, and let us make 11 And Abimelech charged all his peo- a covenant with thee; ple, saying, He that toucheth this man or 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we bis wife shall surely be put to death. have not touched thee, and as we have

1? Then Isaac sowed in that land, and done unto thee nothing but good, and have received in the same year a hundred- sent thee away in peace: thou art now fol: and the LORD blessed him: the blessed of the Lord.

13 And the man waxed great, and went 30 And he made them a feast, and they forward, and grew until he became very did eat and drink. great:

31 And they rose up betimes in the 14 For he had possession of flocks, and morning, and sware one to another : and possession of herds, and great store of ser- Isaac sent them away, and they departed fants: And the Philistines envied him.

from him in peace. 15 For all the wells which his father's 32 And it came to pass the same day, servants bad digged in the days of Abra- that Isaac's servants came and told him ham his father, the Philistines had stopped concerning the well which they had dig, them, and filled them with earth. ged, and said unto him, We have found

16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go water. from us: for thou art much mightier than we. 33 And he called it Shebah : therefore

17 [ And Isaac departed thence, and the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and this day, dvelt there.

34 | And Esau was forty years old when 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of he took to wife Judith the daughter of water which they had digged in the days Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the of Abraham his father; for the Philistines daughter of Elon the Hittite: bad stopped them after the death of Abra- 35 Which were a grief of mind unto ham: and he called their names after the Isaac and to Rebekah. names by which his father had called them.

CHAP. XXVII. Talley, and found there a well of springing


was old, and his eyes were dim, so water.

that he could not see, he called Esau his 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive eldest son, and said unto him, My son : with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. *ours: and he called the name of the well 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I Esek; because they strove with him. know not the day of my death :

21 And they digged another well, and 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy etrove for that also: and he called the weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go wame of it Sitnah,

out to the field, and take me some venison ; 22 And he removed from thence, and 4 And make me savoury meat, such as digged another well; and for that they I love, and bring it to me, that I may, eat; strore not: and he called the name of it that my soul may bless thee before I die. Rehoboth; and he said, For now the 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake Lord hath made room for us, and we shall to Esau his son: and Esau went to the be fruitful in the land.

field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. 23 And he went up from thence to 6 | And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her Beer-sheba,

son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father 24 And the LORD appeared unto him speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, the same night, and said, I am the God of 7 Bring me venison, and make me saAbraham thy father: fear not, for I am voury meat, that I may eat, and bless theo with thee, and will bless thee, and multi- before the Lord, before my death. ply thy seed for my servant Abraham's 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, sake.

according to that which I command thee. 25 And he builded an altar there, and! O Go now to the flock, and fetch me

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Isaac sends Esqu for venison. GENESIS. Jacob obtains a blessing. from thence two good kids of the goats; of my son is as the smell of a field which and I will make them savoury meat for thy the Lord hath blessed : father, such as he loveth :

28 Therefore God give thee of the dew 10 And ihou shalt bring it to thy father, of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, that he may eat, and that he may bless and plenty of corn and wine : thee before his death.

29 Let people serve thee, and nations 11 Ancijacoh said to Rebekah his mo-bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethther, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy ren, and let thy mother's sons bow down maisa uilch a smooth man:

to thee: cursed be every one that curs. iti ati'er peradventure will feel me, eth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and thee. I shalı bring a curse upon me, and not a 30 | And it came to pass, as soon as blessing.

Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, 13 And bis mother said unto him, Upon and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from me be thy curse, my son; oniy obey my the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau voice, and go feich me them.

bis brother came in from his hunting. 14 And he went, and fetched, and 31 And he also had made savoury meat, brought them io his mother: and his mo- and brought it unto his father; and said ther made savoury meat, such as his father into his father, Let my father arise, and loved.

eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment bless me. of her eldest son Esau, which were with 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, her in the house, and put them upon Ja-Who art thou? And he said, I am thy cob her younger son:

son, thy first-born, Esau. 16 And she put the skins of the kids of 33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingthe goats upon his hands, and upon the ly, and said, Who? where is he that hath smooth of his neck :

taken venison, and brought it ine, and I 17 And she gave the savoury meat and have eaten of all before thou camest, and the bread, which she had prepared, into have blessed him ? yea, and he shall be the hand of her son Jacob.

blessed. 18 1 And he came unto his father, and 34 And when Esau heard the words of said, My father. And he said, Here am I ; his father, he cried with a great and exwho ari thou, my son ?

ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his fa19 Ind Jacob said unto his father, I am ther, Bless me, even me also, O my Esau thy first-born; I have done accord- father! ing as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, 35 And he said, Thy brother came with sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing; may bless me.

36 Ånd he said, Is he not rightly named 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my two times : he took away my birth-right; son? And he said, Because the LORD thy and behold, now he hath taken away my God brought it to me.

blessing. And he said, Hast thou not re2! And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come served a blessing for me? near, I pray tliee, that I may feel thee, 37 And Isaac answered and said unto my son, whether thou be my very son Esau, Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, or not.

and all his brethren have I given to him 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac bis for servants; and with corn and wine have father; and he felt him, and said, The I sustained him: and what shall I do now voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are unto thee, my son ? the hands of Esau.

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast 23 And he discerned him not, because thou but one blessing, my father ? bless his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's me, even me also, O my father! And Esau hands: so he blessed him.

lifted up his voice, and wept. 24 And he said, Art thou my very son 39 And Isaac his father answered, and Esau? And he said, I am.

said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew and I will eat of my son's venison, that my of heaven from above; soul may bless thee. And he brought it 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, near to him, and he did eat: and he and shali serve thy brother: and it shall brought hin wine, and he drank. come to pass when thou shalt have the do

25° And his father Isaac said unto him, minion, that thou shalt break his yoke from Come near now, and kiss me, my son. off thy neck.

27 And he came near, and kissed bim : 41 T And Esau hated Jacob because of and he sinelled the smell of his raiment, the blessing wherewith his father blessed and blessed him, and said, See, the smell him and Esau said in bis heart, Tbe days

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Jacob is sent to Padan-aram. CHAP. XXVIII, XXIX. His vision and vow. of mourning for my father are at hand, then place, and put them for his pillows, and will I slay my brother Jacob.

lay down in that place to sleep. 42 And these words of Esau her elder 12 And be dreamed, and behold, a ladson were told to Rebekah : and she sent der set up on the earth, and the top of it and called Jacob her younger son,

and said reached to heaven: and hehold, the angels unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as of God ascending and descending on it. touching thee, doth comfort himself, pur- 13 And behold, the LORD stood above posing to kill thee.

it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abra43 Now therefore, my son, obey my ham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the voice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give brother to Haran;

it, and to thy seed.
44 And tarry with him a few days, un- 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of
til thy brother's fury turn away; the carth ; and thou shalt spread al road

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away to the west, and to the east, and to the
from thee, and he forget that which thou north, and to the south : and in thee and
hast done to him': then I will send, and in thy seed shall all the families of the
fetch thee from thence. Why should I be earth be blessed.
deprived also of you both in one day?. 15 And behold, I am with thee, and

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am will keep thee in all places whither thou weary of my life, because of the daughters goest, and will bring thee again into this of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daugh- land: for I will not leave thee, until I have ters of Heth, such as these which are of the done that which I have spoken to thee of. daughters of the land, what good shall my 16 | And Jacob awaked out of his life do me?

sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in CHAP. XXVIII.

this place; and I knew it not. A Nedsand calleded niob, anadaidesmed

17 And he was afraid, and said, How
him, and charged him, and said unto dreadful is this place ! this is none other
him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the but the house of God, and this is the gate
daughters of Canaan.

of heaven.
2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house 18 And Jacob rose up early in the
of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take morning, and took the stone that he had
hee a wife from thence of the daughters put for his pillows, and set it up for a pil-
of Laban thy mother's brother.

lar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
3 And God Almighty bless thee, and 19 And he called the naine of that place
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that Betb-el : but the name of that city was
thou mayest be a multitude of people ; called Luz at the first.

4 And give thee the blessing of Abra- 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; God will be with me, and will keep me that thou mayest inherit the land wherein in this way that I go, and will give me thou art a stranger, which God gave unto bread to eat, and raiment to put on, Abraham.

21 So that I come again to my father's 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob : and he house in peace; then shall the Lord be went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of


God: Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Re- 22 And this stone, which I have set for bekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. a pillar, shall be God's house : and of all

6 [ When Esau 'saw that Isaac had that thou shalt give me, I will surely give blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Pa- the tenth unto thee. dan-aram, to take him a wife from thence;

CHAP. XXIX. and that as he blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shall not fake divife THEN Jacob went on his journey, and of the daughters of Canaan;

the east. 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in his mother, and was gone to Padan- the field, and lo, there were three flocks aram;

of sheep lying by it; for out of that well 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of they watered the flocks: and a great Canaan pleased not Isaac his father ; stone was upon the well's mouth.

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and 3 And thither were all the flocks gatook unto the wives which he had, Maha- thered : and they rolled the stone from the lath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's well's mouth and watered the sheep, and son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. put the stone again upon the well's mouth

10 | And Jacob went out from Beer- in his place. sheba, and went toward Haran.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My breth11 And he lighted upon a certain place, ren, whence be ye? And they said, of and tarried there all night, because the sun Haran are we. was set: and he topk of the stones of that! 5 And he said unto them, Know

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Jacob is entertained by Laban. GENESIS. . He serves for Leah and Rachel, ban the son of Nahor ? And they said, We 25 And it came to pass, that in the know him.

morning, behold, it was Leah : and he said 6 And he said unto them, Is he well ? to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto And they said, He is well : and behold, me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel ? Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day,l. 26 And Laban said, It must not be so neither is it time that the cattle should be done in our country, to give the younger gathered together: water ye the sheep, before the first-born. and go and feed them.

27 Fulfil 'her week, and we will give 8 And they said, We cannot, until all thee this also, for the service which thou the flocks be gathered together, and till shalt serve with me yet ötven other years. they roll the stone from the well's mouth; 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her then we water the sheep.

week : and he gave him Rachel his daugh9 And while he yet spake with them, ter to wife also. Rachel came with her father's sheep: for 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daugha she kept them.

ter, Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid. 10 Ånd it came to pass, when Jacob 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his and be loved also Rachel more than Leah, mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban and served with him yet seven other years. his mother's brother, that Jacob went 31 | And when the LORD saw that near, and rolled the stone from the well's Leah was hated, he opened her womb : mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his but Rachel was barren. mother's brother.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted and she called his name Reuben : for she up his voice, and wept.

said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon 12 And Jacob told Rache! that he was iny aflliction ; now therefore my husband her father's brother, and that he was Rebe- will love me. kah's son; and she ran and told her father. 33 And she conceived again, and bare

13 And it came to pass, when Laban a son ; and said, Because the LORD hath heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, heard that I was hated, he hath therefore that he ran to meet him, and embraced given me this son also : and she called his him, and kissed him, and brought him to his name Simeon. house. And he told Laban all these 34 And she conceived again, and bare things.

a son ; and said, Now this time will my 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou husband be joined unto me, because I art my bone and my flesh: and he abode have borne him three sons: therefore was with him the space of a month.

his name called Levi. 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Be- 35 And she conceived again, and bare cause thou art my brother, shouldest thou a son: and she said, Now will I praise therefore serve me for nought? tell me, the LORD : therefore she called his name what shall thy wages be?

Judah, and left bearing. 16 And Laban had two daughters : the

CHAP. XXX. name of the elder was Leah, and the name ND when Rachel saw that she bare of the younger was Rachel.

17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give was beautiful and well-favoured.

me children, or else I die. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel ; and said, 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled I will serve thee seven years for Rachel against Rachel; and he said, Am I in thy younger daughter.

God's stead, who hath withheld from thee 19 And Laban said, It is better that I the fruit of the womb ? give her to thee, than that I should give 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilher to another man : abide with me. hah, go in unto her; and she shall bear

20 And Jacob served seven years for Ra- upon my knees, that I may also have chilchel; and they seemed unto him but a few dren by her. days, for the love he had to her.'

4 And she gave him Bilhah her hand21 [ And Jacob said unto Laban, maid to wife : and Jacob went in unto her. Give me my wife (for my days are fulfill- 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jaed) that I may go in unto her.

cob a son. 22 And Laban gathered together all the 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged men of the place, and made a feast. me, and hath also beard my voice, and

23 And it came to pass in the evening, hath given me a son : therefore called she that he took Leah his daughter, and brought his name Dan. her to him; and he went in unto her. 7 Apd Bilhah, Rachel's maid,conceived

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter again, and bare Jacob a second son. Leah,Zilpah his maid, for a handmaid. 8 And Rachel said, With great wrest




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