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GENESIS.

ousands of millions, and let thy seed. ss the gate of those which hate them.

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and

And Rebekah arose, and her dam-Kedeman. and they rode upon the camels, and fol

IS These are the sons of Ishmael, and

d the man; and the servant took Rebe-these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to and went his way.

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And Isaac came from the way of the their nations. Labai-roi: for he dwelt in the south

ntry.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven 3 And Isaac went out to meditate in the years and he gave up the ghost, and died, at the even-tide; and he lifted up his and was gathered unto his people. s, and saw, and, behold, the camels were ning.

19 And these are the generations of

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest to4 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes; and ward Assyria and he died in the presence en she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. of all his brethren. 55 For she had said unto the servant, 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he hat man is this that walketh in the field Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac. meet us? And the servant had said, It is master: therefore she took a vail, and took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to vered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things Laban the Syrian. at he had done. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother wife, because she was barren: and the LORD arah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she be-was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife ame his wife; and he loved her and Isaac conceived. as comforted after his mother's death

21 ¶ And Isaac entreated the LORD for his

CHAP. XXV.

22 And the children struggled together within her and she said, If it be so, why am thus? and she went to enquire of the LORD.

3 And the LORD said unto her, Two 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 elder shall serve the younger.

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

25 And the first came out red, all over like 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah. and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.jan hairy garment, and they called his name 5 And Abraham gave all that he had Esau. unto Isaac.

26 And after that came his brother out,

6 But unto the sons of the concubines. and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts. his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was 27 ¶ And the boys grew: and Esau was a and sent them away from Isaac his son (while threescore years old when she bare them. he yet lived) eastward unto the east country. And these are the days of the years of running hunter, a man of the field; and Ja28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred cob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. threescore and fifteen years. eat of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

HEN again Abraham took a wife, and
her name was Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zinran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuab.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba and Dedan And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, aud Lotushim, and Leummim.

3 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

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

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of thee, with that same red pottage; for I am 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which faint: therefore was his name called Edom. is before Mamre ; birthright.

10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

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

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11 And it came to pass, after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

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

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pot12 ¶ Now these are the generations of Ish-birthright unto Jacob. mael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto tage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. Thus Esau Abraham. 13 And these are the names of the sons of despised his birthright. Ishmael, by their names, according to their

CHAP. XXVI.

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fast-born of Bajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, AND there was a famine in the land, be

sides the first famine that was

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days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abi-
melech king of the Philistines 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.

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

22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove

3 Sojourn in this land; and I will be with not and he called the name of it Rehoboth; thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and and he said, For now the LORD hath made unto thy seed, I will give all these countries; room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the and I will perform the oath which I sware land. unto Abraham thy father:

23 ¶ And he went up from thence to Beer sheba.

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

25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants dig

7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: forged a well he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said 251 Then Abimelech went to him, from he, the men of the place should kill me for Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. Phichol the chief captain of his army. 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.

27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?

23 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee.

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. 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou have not touched thee, and as we have done hast done unto us one of the people might unto thee nothing but good, and have sent lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. of the LORD.

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

30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred-fold; and the LORD blessed him.

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

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; 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

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

14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. 15 For all the wells which his father's ser-name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. vants had digged in the days of Abraham his 34 And Esau was forty years old when father, the Philistines had stopped them, and he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri filled them with earth. the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from Elon the Hittite;

us; for thou art much mightier than we. 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac 17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitch- and to Rebekah. ed his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

CHAP. XXVII.

ND it came to that when Isaac was

19¶ And Isaac digged again the wells of A old, and his pass were him, so that he

water, which they had digged in the days of could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, Abraham his father; for the Philistines had and said unto him, My son. And he said unstopped them after the death of Abraham: to him, Behold, here am I.

and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death.

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

4 And make me savoury meat, suci. as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that Imy soul may bless thee before I die.

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 Shebah: therefore the

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.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake him, and he did eat; and he brought him to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field wine, and he drank. to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

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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 savou ry meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.

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18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here 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 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.

23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

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:

24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

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 hated Jacob, because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and

I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul of mourning for my father are at hand; then may bless thee. And he brought it near to will I slay my brother Jacob.

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

29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow 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 pre. sence 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 first-born, Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken 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 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?

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants and with corn and wine have I sustained 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 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;

42 And these words of Esau her elder thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land son were told to Rebekah. And she sent and whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto to thy seed. him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill

thee.

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south and in thee, and in thy seed, shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

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 bast done to him: then I will send and fetch thee from thence." Why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dread

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: ful 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 Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

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? CHAP. XXVIII.

ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him,

A and charged him, and a 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 wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

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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 wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

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.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, 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 ;

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."

CHAP. XXIX. THEN Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of east. 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 brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran

are we.

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

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;

8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sis-know him, ter of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

101 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

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

and tarried there all night, because the sun was set: and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, nei. ther 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

12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we to heaven; and behold the angels of God as-water the sheep. cending and descending on it.

13 And behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham

91 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 was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel Rachel, the daughter of Laban his mother's was barren. brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the and she called his name Reuben: for she said, stone from the well's mouth, and watered the Surely the LORD hath looked upon my afflic flock of Laban his mother's brother. tion; now therefore my husband will love

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

33 And she conceived again, and bare a

13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings 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.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's that was hated, he hath therefore given me son and she ran and told her father. this son also. and she called his name 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 Levi.

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art therefore she called his name Judah; and my bone and my flesh. And he abode with left bearing. him the 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?

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

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

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18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

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

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CHAP. XXX.

AND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob 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 Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

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

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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 Dan.

7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again. and bare Jacob a second son.

3 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings 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

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 La-she called his name Gad.

ban, What is this thou hast done unto me > did not I serve with thee for Rachel? where-a fore then hast thou beguiled me?

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

a son.

11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and

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

13 And Leah said, 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 Leal, Give me, pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be ler maid.

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.

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him,

31 ¶ And when the LORD saw that Leah and said, Thou must come in unto me; for

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

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

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