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Machpelal, which he hath, which is in the 6 And Abraham said unto hiin, Beware end oi nis field : for as much money as it is thou that thou bring not my son thither again. wireh he shall give it me, for a possession of 7 The Lord God of beaven, which look a burying-place ainong you.

me from my father's ho'ise, and from the 10 And Ephron dwelt ainong the children land of my kindred, and which spake unto of Heth. And Ephron the Hiuile answered me, and that sware unto ine, saying, Unto Abraham in the audience of the children of thy' seed will I give this land; he shall send Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a his city, saying,

wise unto my son from thence. 11 Nay, my lord, Hear me: the field give 8 Aud if the woman will not he willing to I thee, and the cave that is therein, 1 give it follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this thee; in the presence of the sous of my my oath: only bring not my son thither again. people give l ii thee: bury thy dead. 9 And the servant pu his band under the

12 And Abraham bowed down himself thigh of Abraham his inaster, and sware to before the people of the land.

him concerning that matter. 13 And he spake unto Ephron, i.: the au- 10 And the servant took ten camels, of dience of the people of the land, saying, But the camels of his master, and departed; (for if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: all the goods of his master were in his I will give thee money for the field; lake it hand ;) and he arose, and went to Mesopo of me, aud I will bury my dead there. tamia, unto the city of Nahor.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, say. 11 And he made his camels to kneel down ing unto him,

without the city by a well of water, at the 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the jard time of the evening, eren the time that wois worth four hundred shekels of silver; what men go out to draw water. is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore 12 | And he said, O LORD God of my thy dearl.

master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; speed this day, and shew kindness unto my and Abrabain weighed to Ephron the silver, niaster Abraham. which he had named in the audience of the 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of wabons of Heth, foʻir hundred shekels of silve:, ter; and the daughters of the men of the current mowy with the merchant.

city come out to draw walec: 17 And the field of Ephron, which was 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the to whom I shall say, Let down thy pircher, field, and the cave which was therein, anel I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shali all the trees that were in the field, that were say, Drink; and I will give thy camels in all the borders round about, were made drink also: let the sume be she that thou

hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and 19 Unto Abraham for a possession, in the thereby shall I know ihat thou hast shiewed presence of the children ot' Heth, before all kindness unto my master. that went in at the gate of his city.

15 || And it came to pass, before he had 19 % And after this, Abraham buried Sarah donc speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came his wife in the case of the field of Machpe-out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, lah, before Mamre: the sarae is Hebron in the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with the land of Canaan.

her pitcher upon her shoulder. 20 Aad the field, and the cave that is there- 16 And the damsel wus very fair to look ini, were made sure unto Abraham, for a pos- upon, a virgin ; neither bad any man known session of a burying-place, by the sons of her: and she went down to the well, and Heth.

filled her pitcher, and came up. CHAP. XXIV.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and AND Abraham, was old, and med stricken said, mich pray thee, drink a little wa in

the had blessed, thy pitcher. Abrahain in all things.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and 2 And Abraham sa d unto his eldest servant she hasted, and let down her pircher upor of his house, that ruled over all that he had, her hand, and

gave him drink, Put, I pray thee, hy hand under my thigh; 19 And when she had done giving him

3' And I will make thee swear by the drink, she said, I will draw witer for thy LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of camels also, until they have done drinking. the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife un- 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pircher to my son of the daughters of the Cauaan- into the trough, and ran again unto the well ites, among whom I dwel:

to draw water, and drew for all his camcls. * But thou shalt go unto my country, and 21 And the man, wondering at her, held to my kindred, and take a wiso unto my his peace, to wit whether the Lord bad son Isanc.

made his journey prosperous or not. 5 And the servant said unto him, Perad- 22 11 And it came io pass, as the camels vepture the woman will not be willing to had done drinking, that the man took a gol. follow me unto this land: must I needs bring den ear-ring or hall a shekel weight, and thy son again unto the land from whence wo bracelets for her hands of icn shekels dion camest?

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3 And said, Whose daugliter art thou ? it now thou do prosper my way which I go! tell me, I pray thee. Is there room in thy 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; father's bouse for us to loalue in ?

and it shall come to pass, that when the vir: 21 And she said unto him, I am the daug!- gia cometh forth to draw water, and I say ter of Belliuel tine son of Milcals, which she is her, Give ine, I pray thee, a little water bare orito Nahor.

of thy pitcher to drink 25 She said, moreover, ito him, We 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, bave both straw and provender enough, and and I will also draw for thy camels : let the room to lodge in.

same be the woman whero the LORD halb % And the man bowed down his bead, appointed out for my master's son. and worshipped the Lord.

45 And before I had done speaking in 91 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God mine neart, Behold, Rebekah came forth

mv mister Abraham, who hath not left with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she destiliite my master of luis merey and his went down unto the well, and drew water ; truth: I bring in the way, the Lord led me and I said unto lier, Let me drink, I pray to the house of my master's brethren.

thee. 28 And the dam el ran, and told them of 46 And she ina le haste, and let down her her mother's house these things.

pitcher from her shouliker, and said, Drink; 29 And Rebekali bad a brother, and and I will give tlıy camela drink also : so i his naine rous Laban: and Laban ran out drank, and she made the camels crick also. unto the man. unto the well.

47 And I asked her, and said, W'bose 39 And it cane to pass, when he saw the daughter art thou? And she said, The daughear-ring, and bracelets opon his sister's ter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcub hands, and when he heard the words of Re- bare unto him : and I put tlie ear-ring upon bekali his sister, saying, Thus spake the man ber face, and the bracelets upon her hands. anto me, that he came unto the man; and, 43 And I bowed down my head, and worbehold, he stood hy the camels at the well. shipped the Lord, and blessed tbe LORD

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of God of my master Ábrahain, which had led the Lorn; wherefore standest thou without me in the right way, to take iny master'a for I have prepared the house, and room for brother's daugi:ter unto his son. the ceinels.

49 And now, if ye will deal kindly and 32 And the man came into the house: truly with my master, tell me: and if not, and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw tell me ; thai I may turn to the right hand, and provender for the camels, and water to or to the left. wash his feet, and the men's feel that were 50 11 Then Laban and Bethuel answered with him.

and said, The thing proceedeth from the 33 Ard there was set meat before him to LORD; we cannot speak unto thee bad or eet: but he said, I will not eat, until I have good. told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take

34 1 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.ler, and go, and let her be thy master's

35 And the LORD hath blessed my master son's wise, as the LORD liath spoken. greatly, and he is become great : and se hath 52 And it canie to pass, that, when Abra given him flocks and herds, and silver and ham's servant heard their words, he worslin. gold, nnd men-servants, and maid-servants, ped the I. rd, boring himself io the earta. and camels, and asses.

53 And the servant brought forth jewels of 36 And Sarah, my master's wise, bare a silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and son to my master when she was old; and un- gave them to Rebekah : le gave also to her to liim hath he given all that he hath. brother and to her mother precious things.

37 And my master made me swear, say- 54 And they did eal and drink, he and the ing, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of men that were with him, and tarried all the daughters of the Canaaniles, in whose nig!ıt; and they rose up in the morning; land I dwell :

and he said, Send me away urito my master 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's 55 And her brother and her mother said, bonuse, and to my kindred, and take a wife Let the damsel abide with us a few days, ai unto my son.

the least ten; after that she shall go. 39 And I said unto my master, Perad- 56 And he said unto them, Hinder ine nct, enture the woman will not follow me. seeing the LORD hath prospered my way;

40 And he said unto me, The LORD, De- send me away, that I may go to my master fore whom I walk, will send his angel with 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt and enquire at her mouth. take a wife for my son of my kindred, and 58 And they called Rebekah, and said of my father's house.

unto her, Wilt thou go with this man ? And 41 Then shalt thou be clear froin this my she said, I will go. oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sisif they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear ter, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, from my oath.

and bis men. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto said, O Low God of my master Abraham, her. Thou art our sister : be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Hassa, possess the gate of those which hate them. 15* Ha dar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and

61 Ard Rebekah arose, and her dam- Kecemalı. sels, and they rode upon the camels, and tol- 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and lowed the man; and the servant look Rebe- these are their names, hy th:ir towns, and hy kah, and went his way.

their castles ; twelve princes according to 62 1 And Isaac caine from the way of the their nations. well Lahai-roi: for he dwell in the south 17 And these are the years of the life of coumtry.

Ishmael, an hun.lred and thirty and seven 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the years : and he give up the ghost, and died, field at the even-tide ; and he lifted up lis and was gathered into liis people. eyes, and siw, and, behuld, the camels were 18 And they dwelt from Havilalt unte coming.

Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest lo64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes; and ward Assyria : and he died in the presence wher, she saw Isaac, she lighied off the camel. of all his ren.

65 For she had said unto the servant, 19. And these are the generations of What man is this that walketh in the field Isaac, Abrahams'son: "braham begat Isaac. to meet us? And the servant had said, It is 19 Aud Isaac was forty years old when he my master : therefore she louk a vail, and took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Becovered herself.

thuel the Syrian of Padan aram, the sister 10 66 And the servant told Isaac all things Lahan the Syrian. thint he had done.

211 And (saac entreated the Lord for his 67 And Isaac brought hier into his mother wife, because she wus barren : and the LORD Sarali's tent, and took Rebekalı, and she be. was enireated of him, and Rebekah bis wife came his wife ; and he loved her : and Isaac conceived. was comforted after his mother's death. 22 And the children struggled toge!ler CHAP. XXV.

within her: and slie suid, lit be co. wliv am I THEN again Ahraliamı took a wise, and thus and blue went to entire hof the LORD.

23 the said unto her, Two na2 And she bare lim Zimran. aml Jokshan. tionsore in thy womb.andiwo manner of peoAnd Medan, and Midian, and Islabak, and ple shaji be separated from thy bowels; and Shuab.

the one people shall be stronger than the other 3 And Jokshan begal Slieha and Dedan. people; and the elder shall serve the younger. And the sons of Dedan wore Asshurin, aud 24 And when her days to be delivered Letushim, and Leunmim.

were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her 4 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and womh. Epher, and Hanoch, apd Abidali, and El- 25 And the first came out red, all over like daah. All these were the children of Kelurah, an hairy gament; and they called lis naine

5 ! And Abraham gave all that he had Esau. unto Isaac.

26 And after that came his brother out, 6 Bolt imto the sons of the concubines, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, lis niune wis called Jacob: and Isaac uus and sent them away from Isaac his son (while threescore years old when she bare them. he yet lived) eastward unto the east country. 27 [ And the boys grew: and Esau was a

* f And these are the days of the years of cunning hunter, a man of the field; and JaAbraham's life which he lived, an hundred cob roas a plain man, dwelling in lents. threescore and fifteen years.

29 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did 3 Then Ahrahan gave up the ghost, and eat of his venison; but helekah loved Jacıb died in a good old age, an old man, and fully 29 And Jacob sod poltage: and Esau of yeurs; and wils gathered to his people. came from the field, and lie was saint.

9 And luis sons Isaac and Isinael bried 30 And Esau said:o Jacob, Feed me, I pray him in the cave of Machprlah, in the field of usee, wins that same red pottage ; for I am Epliron the son of Zohar the Hiuile, which saint: therefore was his name called Edom. is before Mamre ;

3i And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy 10 The field which Abraliani purchased birthriglie, of the sons of Helh: there was 'Abruhan. 3. Ånd Esau said, Behold, I am at the buried, and Sarah his wife.

point to die ; and what profit shall this birth !1 Anlit came to pass, after the death right do to me? of Abrahain, that God blessed his son Isaac: 233 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day.i and Isaac dweil by the well Lahai-roi. and lie sware unto him: and he sold bis

12 1 Now these are the generations of Ish-birthright unto Jacob. muel, Abraham's son, whoin Hugar the 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pot. Egyptian, Saruli's bandinaid, hare unto tage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, Abrabain.

and rose up, and went his way, Thus Esau 13 And these are the qumes of the sons of despised his birthriglit. Ishmael, by their names, according lo their

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davr of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abi-l 21 And they digged another well, and melech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. (strove for Wat also: and he called the name

2 ! And the LORD appeared unto him, of it Sitnah. and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in 22 And he removed from thence, and dig. the land which I shall tell thee of. ged another well; and for that they strove

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

23 1 And he went up from thence to Beer4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as sheha. the Cars of heaven, and will give unto thy 24 And the LORD appeared 2710 him the wed all these countries; and in thy seed same night, and said, I am the God of AbraGrau all the nations of the earth be blessed; ham thy father : sear not, for I am with thee,

5 Because that Abraham obeyed any voice, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed, and kept my charge, my coinmandments, for my servant Abraham's sake. my statules, and my laws.

25 And he builded an altar tliere, and call. 61 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar,

ed upon tie name of the LORD, and pitched 7 And the men of the place asked him or his tent there : and uiere Isaac's servants dig. his wife, and he said, She is my sister : forged a well. he feared to say, She is my wife ; lest, said 26 ! Then Abimelech went to bim, from ne, the men of ihe place should kill me for Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. Phicho! tre chief captain of his arıny.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore there a long time, that Abimelech king of come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have the Philistines looked out at a window, and sent me away from you? taw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting witi 29 And they said, We saw certainly that Rebekah his wife.

the Lord was withi thee: and we said, Let 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, there be now an oath betwixt us, even veBehold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how twixt us and thee, and let us make a covesaidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said nant with thee; anto him, Because I said, Lest s 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 cs ? one of the people might unto thee nothing but good, and have sent bughtly have lien with thy wise, and thou thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. of ile LORD.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, 30 And he made them a seast, and they saying, He that toucheth this man, or his did eat and drink. wife, shall surely be put to deathi.

31 And they rose up betimes in the morn12 1 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and ling, and sware one to another: and Isaac received in the same year an hundred-fold ; sent them away, and they departed from liin and the LORD blessed liim.

in peace. 13 And the man waxed great, and went for. 32 And it came to pass the same day, that ward, and grew, until lie hecaine very great. Isaac's servants came and told luiin concern.

14 For he had possession of Rocks, and ing the well which they had digged, and said possession of herds, and great store of ser- unto him, We have found water. cants: and the Philistines envied him. 33 And he called it Shebah : therefore the

15 For all the wells which his father's ser. naine of the city is Beer-sheba upto this day. vants had digged in the days of Abraham liis 34 1 And Esau was forty years old when father, the Philistines had stopped them, and he took to wile Judith the daughter of Beeri filled them with earth.

the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughler 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 dwell

CHAP. XXVII. there. 18 1 And Isaac digged again the wells of AND it came to pass, that when Isaac was

old, and his eyes were dim, 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 liim, My son. And he said unHopped them after the death of Abrahem to him, Behold, bere am I. and he called their names after the names by. 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, ( which his father liad called them.

know not the day of my death. 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy and found there a well of springing water. weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go

20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive out to the field, and take me some venison; with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I onrs: and he called the name of the well love, and bring it to ine, that I may eat; that Esek ; because they strove with him. Imy soul may bless liee before I die.

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GENESIS. 5 And Rebekalı heard when Isaac spake him, and he did eat; anu lie bruugla Gia to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field wine, and lie drank. to hunt for venison, arul in vring it.

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, 6. And Rehekal spake unto Jacoh her Come near now, and kiss me, my son. son, saying, Belo!d, I heard thy father speak 27 And he came near, and kissed liim: unto Esau thy brother, saying,

and be smelled the sinell of liis rainer, and 7 Bring me venison, and make me savou- blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my ry meat, inal! may eat, and bless thee before sou is as the smell of a field which the Luró the LORD before my death.

hath lessed: & Now therefore, my son, obey my vcice, 23 Therefore God give thee of the dew of according to that which ) command ihee. heaven, and the faliness of the earth, and

9 Go now to the fiock, and fetch me from plenty of corn and wine: thence two good kids of die gouts; and I will 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bon make then savoury meat for i!y father, such down to thee: he lord over thy brethren, as he loveth.

and let diy mother's sous bow down to thee: 10 And thou shall bring it to thy father, cursed be every one that cursethi thee, and that he may eat, and that he inay bless thee bless.d be be liat blesse:h thee. before liis death.

30 I And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac 11 And Jacos said tc Rebekal his mother, had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Ja. Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, cob was yet scarce and Lain a smooth man;

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Dat Esau his bro 12 My father peradventure will feel me, ther,came in from his hunting. and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and 31 And he also bad made savoury meat, Ishall bring a curse upon me, and not a ana irought it unto liis father, and said unto blessing.

his fatlıer, 1.et my father arise, and eat of his 13 And his mother said unto him, l'ponsson's venison, that thy soul may bless ine. me be thy curse, niy son; only obey my voice, 32 And Isaac his father said unto hin, and go fetel me them.

Who art thou · And lie said, I urn thy son, 14 And he went, and fetch.ed, and broughtfuiy first-born, Esau. them to his inother; and his mother made 33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, &avoury meal, such as his father loved. and said, Wio? where is lie that hatlı taken

15 And Rebekah took goodiy raiment of venison, and broug!it it me, and I bave ealen lier eldest son Esau, which were with lier in of all hefore thou camest, and have blessed the house, and put them upon Jacob her him? yea, and he shall lie blessed. younger son.

34 Wien Esau heard the words of his 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the father, he cried with a great and exceeding goats upon big hands, and upon the smooth bitter cry, avd said unto his father, Bless me, of his neck.

even me also, O my father! 17 And she gave the savoury mcat and 35 And he said, Thy brother came with the bread, which she had prepared, into the subtily, and hath takeu away thy blessing. Cand of her son Jacob

30 And he said, Is not be rightly named
18 And he came unto his father, and Jacob? for l. bath supplanted me these two
said, My father. And he said, Here am 1; tiines : he took away my birthrigtit; and,
who ari thou, my son?

behold, now, he hatli taken away my bless.
19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am ing. And he said, Hast tlou not reserved a
Esau thy first-born; I have done accord-blessing for me?
ing as thibu badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau,
and eat of my venison, that thy soul may Beloid, I have made him thy lord, and all his

brethren lave I given to him for servants ;
20. And Isaac saisi unto his son, Ilow is it and with corn and wine liave I sustained him
that thou hast found it so quickly, my son and what shall I do now onto thee, my son
And he said, Because the LORD thy God 33 And Esau said u: to his father. Hastlina
brovght it to me.

but one blessing, my father! bless me, com
21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, me als), O my father! And Esau lified up
I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, his voice and wept.
whelber thou be my very son Esa'ı or not. 39 And Isaacliis father answered and said

22 A:nd Jacoh went near unto Isaac his unlo liim, Belioll, thy dwelling shall be the
father , and he felt him, and said, The voice fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven
is Jacob's vcice, but the hands are the hands frem above;
of Esau.

40 And by thy sword shelt thou live, and
23 Ard he discerned him not, because his shalt serve dy brother: and it shall conie lo
hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's pass, when thou shalt have the dominion, that
bands. So be blessed him.

ihou shall break his yoke from off'iliy lieck. 21 And he said, Art thu'r my very son 41 | Andi Esau hated Jacob, because of Esau ? And he said, I am.

the blessing wherewith his father blessed 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and him: and Esau said in his heart, The dars I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul of mourning ,or my father are at hand; then may bless thee. And he brought it near to will I slay iny brother Jacob.

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