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forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses A Sed, and behold,Esau came, and with
Jacob wrestles with an angel : GENESIS. His kind meeting with Esdu. of the sea, which cannot be numbered for 31 And as he passed over Penuel the multitude.
sun rosé upon him, and he halted upon his 13 | And he lodged there that same thigh. night, and took of that which came to his 32 Therefore the children of Israeleat band a present for Esau his brother; not of the sinew which shrank, which is
14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty day ; because he touched the hollow of rams,
Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts,
eyes, and lookand ten foals.
16 And he delivered them into the handof him four hundred men. And he divided his servants, every drove by themselves; the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and said unto his servants, Pass over before and unto the two handmaids. me,and puta space betwixtdrove and drove. 2 And he put the handmaids and their
17 And he commanded the foremost, children foremost, and Leah and her chil. saying, When Esau my brother meeteth dren after, and Rachel and Joseph hinderthee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art most. thou ? and whither goest thou ? and whose 3 And he passed over before them, and are these before thee?
bowed himself to the ground seven times, 18 Then thou shalt say, They bé thy until he came near to his brother. servant Jacob's : it is a present sent unto 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and emmy lord Esau: and behold also he is be- braced him, and fell on his neck, and kiss
ed him: and they wept. 19 And so commanded he the second, 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the and the third, and all that followed the women and the children, and said, Whoare droves, saying, On this manner shall ye those with thee? And he said, The children speak unto Esau, when ye find him. which God hath graciously given thy ser
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy vant. gervant Jacob is behind us. For he said, 6 Then the handmaidens came near, I will appease him with the present that they and their children, and they bowed goeth before me, and afterward I will see themselves. his face; peradventure he will acceptofme. 7 And Leah also with her childrencame
21 So went the present over before him; near, and bowed themselves ; and after and bimself lodged that night in the com- came Joseph near and Rachel, and they pany.
bowed themselves. 22 And he rose up that night, and took 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all his two wives, and his two women-ser- this drove which I met? And he said, vants, and his eleven sons, and passed These areto findgrace in the sight of my lord. over the ford Jabbok.
9 And Esau said, I have enough, my 23 And he took them, and sent them over brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself
. the brook, and sent over that he had. 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee,
24 | And Jacob was left alone; and if now I have found grace in thy sight, then there wrestled a man with him, until the receive my present at my hand: for therebreaking of the day.
fore I have seen thy face, as though I had 25 And when he saw that he prevailed seen the face of God, and thou wast pleasnot against him, he touched the hollow of ed with me. his thigh : and the hollow of Jacob's thigh 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. is brought to thee; because God hath
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day dealt graciously with me, and because I breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee have enough : and he urged him, and he go, except thou bless me.
took it. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy 12 And he said, Let us take our jourpame? And he said, Jacob.
ney, and let us go, and I willgo before thee. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be call- 13 And he said unto him, My lord knowed no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a eth that the children are tender, and the prince hast thou power with God, and flocks and herds with young are with me, with men, and hast prevailed.
and if men should over-drive them one 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell day, all the flock will die. me, I pray thee, thy name : And he said, 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my before his servant : and I will lead on name? And he blessed him there.
softly, according as the cattle that goeth 30 And Jacob called the name of the before me, and the children be able to enplace Peniel: for I have seen God face to dure; until I come unto my lord unto Seir. lace, and my life is preserved.
15' And Esau said, Let me now leave
The Shechemites circumcised: CHAP. XXXIV. Šlain by the sons of Jacob. with thee some of the folk that are with 14 And they said unto them, We cannot me : And he said, What needeth it? Let do this thing, to give our sister to one that me find grace in the sight of my lord. is uncircumcised: for that were a re
16 1 So Esau returned that day on his proach unto us : way unto Seir.
15 But in this will we consent unto 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, you: If ye will be as we be, that every and built him a house, and made booths male of you be circumcised ; for his cattle : therefore the name of the 16 Then will we give our daughters place is called Succoth.
unto you, and we will take your daughters 18 | And Jacob came to Shalem, a city to us, and we will dwell with you, and we of Shechem, which is in the land of Ca- will become one people. naan, when he came from Padan-aram; 17 But if ye will not hearken-unto us, and pitched his tent before the city. to be circumcised ; then will we take our
19 And he bought a parcel of a field, daughter, and we will be gone. where he had spread his tent, at the hand 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and of the children of Hamor, Shechem's fa- Shechem, Hamor's son. ther, for a hundred pieces of money. 19 And the young man deferred not to
20 And he erected there an altar, and do the thing, because he had delight in Jacalled it El-elohe-Israel.
cob's daughter: and he was more honourCHAP. XXXIV.
able than all the house of his father. ND Dinah the daughterof Leah, which 20 | And Hamor and Shechem his son
she bare unto Jacob, went out to see came unto the gate of their city, and comthe daughters of the land.
muned with the men of their city, saying, 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor 21 These men are peaceable with us, the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, therefore let them dwell in the land, and he took her, and lay with her, and defiled trade therein: for the land, behold, it is her.
large enough for them : let us take their 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughters to us for wives, and let us give daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam-them our daughters. sel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 22 Only herein will the men consent
4 And Shechem spake unto his father unto us for to dwell with us, to be one Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife, people, if every male among us be circum
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled cised, as they are circumcised. Dinah bis daughter;(now his sons were 23 Shall not their cattle, and their subwith his cattle in the field;) and Jacob stance, and every beast of theirs be ours ? held his peace until they were come. only let us consent unto them, and they
6 | And Hamor the father of Shechem will dwell with us. went out unto Jacob to commune with 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 T 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 long- brethren, took each man his sword, and eth for your daughter: I pray you give came upon the city boldly, and slew all her him to wife.
the males. 9 And inake ye marriages with us, and 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem give your daughters unto us, and take our his son with the edge of the sword, and 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 28 They took their sheep, and their in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto oxen, and their asses, and that which was me, I will give.
in the city, and that wbich was in the field. 12 Ask me never so much dowry and 29 And all their wealth and all their little gift, and I will give accorling as ye shall ones, and their wives took they captive, say untoine: hutgive me the damsel to wife. and spoiled even all that was in the house.
13 And the sons of Jacob answered 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Shechemana Hamor his father deceitfully, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink and said, Because he had defiled Dinah among the inhabitants of the land, among their sister :
the Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and I
God sends Jacob to Beth-el. GENESIS.
The death of Isaac. being few in number, they shallgather them- Ephrath : and Rachel travailed, and she selves together against me, and slay me, had hard labour. and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.Lx 17 And it came to pass when she was
31 And they said, Should he deal with in hard labour, that the midwife said unto our sister as with a harlot?
her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. CHAP. XXXV.
18 And it came to pass as her soul was to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make his name Ben-oni : but his father called there an altar unto God, that appeared unto him Benjamin. thee when thou fleddest from the face of 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in Esau thy brother,
the way to Ephrath, which is Betb-lehem. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, 20 Ånd Jacob set a pillar upon her and to all that were with him, Put away grave : that is the pillar of Rachel's grave the strange gods that are among you, and unto this day. be clean and change your garments :
21 | And Israel journeyed, and spread 3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; his tent beyond the tower of Edar. and I will there make an altar unto God, 22 And it came to pass, when Israel who answered me in the day of my dis- dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and tress, and was with me in the way which lay with Bilhah his father's concubine : I went.
and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Ja4. And they gave unto Jacob all the cob were twelve : strange gods which were in their hand, and 23 The sons of Leah ; Reuben, Jacob's all 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 round 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's about them, and they did not pursue after handmaid ; Dan, and Naphtali: the sons of Jacob.
26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's hand6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in maid; Gad, and Asher. These are the the land of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he sons of Jacob, which were born to him in and all the people that were with him. Padan-aram.
7 And he built there an altar, and call- 27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac his fa ed the place El-beth-el; because there ther unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah God appeared unto him, when he fled from which is Hebron) where Abraham and the face of his brother.
Isaac sojourned. 8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, 28 And the days of Isaac were a hunand she was buried beneath Beth-el, under dred and fourscore years. an oak :, and the name of it was called 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and Allon-bachuth.
died, and was gathered unto his people, 91 And God appeared unto Jacob again being old and full of days; and his sons when he came out of Padan-aram; and Esau and Jacob buried him. blessed him.
CHAP. XXXVI. 10 And said unto Thy
is Edom more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters and he called his name Israel.
of Canaan ; Adah the daughter of Elon the 11 And God said unto him, I am God Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a Anab the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; nation and a company of nations shall be 3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, of thee, and kings shall come out of thy sister of Nebajoth. loins.
4 And Adah bare_to Esau, Eliphaz; 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Bashemath bare Reuel; and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and seed after thee will I give the land. Jaalam, and Korah : These are the sons
13 And God went up from him, in the of Esau, which were born unto him in the place where he talked with him.
land of Canaan. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the 6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, place where he talked with him, even a and his daughters, and all the persons
of pillar of stone : and he poured a drink- his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. and all his substance which he had got in
15 And Jacob called the name of the the land of Canaan; and went into the place where God spake with him, Beth-el. country from the face of his brother Jacob.
16.1 And they journeyed from Beth-el; 7 For their riches were more than that and there was but a little way to come to they might dwell together: and the land
is Jacob: thy nate shall not be calledang Nowhese
are the generations of Esau,
The generations of Esau. CHAP. XXXVII:
The kings of Edom wherein they were strangers could not shon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, bear them, because of their cattle. and Cheran.
8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: 27 The children of Ezer are these ; Esau is Edom.
Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. 97 And these are the generations of Esau 28 The children of Dishan are these ; the father of the Edomites, in mount Seir : Uz, and Aran.
10 These are the names of Esau's sons ; 29 These are the dukes that came of Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau; the Horites ; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of duke Zibeon, duke Anah, Esau.
30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Di11 And the sons of Eliphazwere, Teman, shan: these are the dukes that came of Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
12 And Timna was concubine to Eli- 31' 7 And these are he king's 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 reigned 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 of 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 the bamah, the daughter of Anah, the daugh- land of Temani reigned in his stead. ter of Zibeon, Esau's wife : and she bare 35 And Husham died, and Hadad the to 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 of hoboth by the river reigned in his stead. Eliphaz, in the land of Edom: these were 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the 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 daughter of Edom: these are the sons of Bashemath, of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. Esau's wife.
40 And these are the names of the dukes 18 | And these are the sons of Aholiba- that came of Esau, according to their famah, Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaa- milies, 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 of 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Anah, Esau's wife.
Pinon. 19 These are the sons of Esau (who is 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Edom) and these are their dukes. Mibzar,
20 T These are the sons of Seir the 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, the dukes of Edom, according to their haand Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, bitations, 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. 22 And the children of Lotan were. Ho- AND Jacob dwelt in the land wherein
his father was a stranger, in the land ri, and Heman: and Lotan's sister was of Canaan. Timna.
2 These are the generations of Jacob. 23 And the children of Shobal were Joseph being seventeen years old, was these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, feeding the dock with his brethren, and Shepho, and Onam.
the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and 24 And these are the children of Zibeon; with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives : both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah and Joseph brought unto his father their that found the mules in the wilderness, as evil report, he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than
25 And the children of Anah were these : all his children, because he was the son of Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of his old age: and he made him a coat of Anah. 26 And these are the children of Di-) 4 And when his brethren saw that their
GENESIS. He is sold by his brethren. father loved him more than all his brethren, 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed they hated him, and could not speak no blood, but cast him into this pit that is peaceably unto him.
in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon 5 | And Joseph dreamed a dream, and him; that he might rid him out of their he told it his brethren: and they hated hands, to deliver him to his father again. him yet the more.
23 Ti And it came to pass when Joseph 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray was come unto his brethren, that they you, this dream which I have dreamed: stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of
7 For behold, we were binding sheaves many colours that was on him. in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and 24 And they took him, and cast him also stood upright; and behold, your into a pit: and the pit was empty, there sheares stood round about, and made obei- was no water in it. sance to my sheaf.
25 And they sat down to eat bread: and & And his brethren said unto hiin, Shalt they lifted up their eyes and looked, and thou indeed reign over 'us? or shalt thou behold, a company of Ishmeelites came indeed have dominion over us? And they from Gilead, with their camels hearing hated him yet the more for his dreams and spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to for his words.
carry it down to Egypt. 9 T And he dreamed yet another dream, 2 And Judah said unto his brethren, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, What profit is it if we slay our brother, I have dreamed a dream more: and be- and conceal his blood ? hold, the sun and the moon and the eleven 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishstars made obeisance to me.
meelites, and let not our hand be upon 10 And he told it to his father, and to him; for he is our brother, and our flesh: his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and his brethren were content. and said unto him, What is this dream that 28 Then there passed by Midianites, thou hast dreamed ? Shall I and thy mo- merchant-men; and they drew and lifted ther and thy brethren indeed come to bow up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph down ourselves to thee to the earth? to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of sil
11 And his brethren envied him; but ver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. his father observed the saying.
29 | And Reuben returned unto the pit; 12 And his brethren went to feed and behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and their father's flock in Shechem.
he rent his clothes. 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not 30 And he returned unto his brethren, thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem ? and said, The child is not: and I, whither Come, and I will send thee unto them. shall I go? And he said to him, Here am I.
31 And they took Joseph's coat, and 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the see whether it be well with thy brethren, coat in the blood: and well with the flocks; and bring me 32 And they sent the coat of many coword again. So he sent him out of the vale lours, and they brought it to their father; of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. and said, This have we found : know now
15 | And a certain man found him, and whether it be thy son's coat or no. behold, he was wandering in the field: and 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my the man asked him, saying, What seekest son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured thou ?
him: Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. 16 And he said I seek my brethren: tell 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for
17 And the man said, They are depart- his son many days. ed hence: for I heard them say, Let us go 35 And all his sons and all his daughters to Dothan. And Joseph went aster his rose up to comfort him; but he refused to brethren, and found them in Dothan. be comforted; and he said, For I will go
18 And when they saw him afar off, down into the grave unto my son mourneven before he came near unto them, they ing. Thus his father wept for him. conspired against him to slay him.
36 And the Midianites sold him into 19. And they said one to another, Be- Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharahold this dreamer cometh.
oh's, and captain of the guard. 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay
CHAP. XXXVIII. him, him into some pit; and we ND it to pass at that time, that him; and we shall see what will become and turned into a certain Adullamite, whose of bis dreams.
name was Hirah. 21 And Reuben heard it, and he deli- 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a vered him out of their hands; and said, certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; Let us not kill Kim.
and lie took her, and went in unto her.
will say, some revin beast han devodred A Fudah
carent compan firon his brethren,