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of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

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

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and

61 Ard Rebekah arose, and her dam-Kedemalı. sels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man; and the servant took Rebe-these are their names, by their towns, and by kah, and went his way.

their castles; twelve princes according to

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the years: and he gave up the ghost, and died, 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unte feld at the even-tide; and he lifted up his and was gathered unto his people. Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toeyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. ward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

62 ¶ And Isaac came from the way of the their nations. well Lahai-roi: for he dwelt in the south country.

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes; and wher, she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. 65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is thuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to my master: therefore she took a vail, and took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Becovered herself.

19 And these are the generations of 99 And Isaac was forty years old when he Isaac, Abrahams' son: Abraham begat Isaac.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things Laban the Syrian. that he had done.

211 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother wife, because she was barren: and the LORD Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she be-was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife came his wife; and he loved her and Isaac conceived. was comforted after his mother's death.


22 And the children struggled together within her: and she said, If it be so, why am I

THEN again Abraham took a wife, and thus

her name was Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan. and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

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

23 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.

and she went to enquire of the LORD.

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, aud Abidali, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah, an hairy gament; 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 cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Ja29 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. 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau eat of his venison; but hebekah loved Jacob came from the field, and he was faint.

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.

30 And Esausaidio Jacob, Feed me, I pray 9 And his sons Isaac and Ismael bied him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of thee, with that same red pottage; for I am Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which faint: therefore was his name called Edom. is before Mamre ;

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy

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

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

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

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his 12 ¶ Now these are the generations of Ish-birthright unto Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pot 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 Abrahain.


13 And these are the n'umes of the sons of despised his birthright.
Ishmael, by their names, according to their
generations: The first born of Ishmael, Ne-

bajoth; and Kedar,and Adbeel, and Mibsan, Asid there was a famine in the land, be


the first famine that was in the

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dave of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abi-1 21 And they digged another well, and
Istrove for that also: and he called the name
melech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
And the LORD appeared unto him, of it Sitnah.
and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in
the land which I shall tell thee of.

22 And he removed from thence, and dig-
ged another well; and for that they strove
not: and he called the nume of it Rehoboth;
and he said, For now the LORD hath made
room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the

3 Sojourn in this land; and I will be with thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries; and I will perform the oath which I sware land. unto Abraham thy father:

231 And he went up from thence to Beer

24 And the LORD appeared to 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.

4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as sheba. the cars of heaven, and will give unto thy teed all these countries: and in thy seed du all the uations of the earth be blessed; 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws,

61 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched 7 And the men of the place asked him of his tent there: and there Isaac's servants dighis 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 him, from ne, the men of the place should kill me for Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Rebekali; because she was fair to look upon. Phicho! the chief captain of his ariny. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore 8 And it came to pass, when he had been 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? faw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said anto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might hightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, raying, He that toucheth this man, or his wife, shall surely be put to death.

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

28 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 cove nant with thee;

29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.

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

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.

32 And it came to pass the same day, that 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew, until he became very great. Isaac's servants came and told him concern14 For he had possession of flocks, and ing the well which they had digged, and said possession of herds, and great store of ser-unto him, We have found water. vants; and the Philistines envied him.

33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the 15 For all the wells which his father's ser-name of the city is Beer-sheba upto this day. 34 And Esau was forty years old when vants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of filled them with earth.

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.

water, which they had digged


old, and his eyes were dim, so that he 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of AND it came to pass, that when Isaac wa 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.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 20 And the herdmen of Gierar 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. 21

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, { 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, such as 1 love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.


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.
6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her
son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak
unto Esau thy brother, saying,

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, 27 And he came near, and kissed him: Come near now, and kiss me, my son. and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and 7 Bring me venison, and make me savou-blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my hath Fiessed: ry meat, that may eat, and bless thee before son is as the smell of a field which the LORD the LORD before my death.

& Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee.

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

as he loveth.

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

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

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

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

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

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

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

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I who art thou, my son?

23 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 and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: down to thee: he lord over thy brethren, cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

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

31 And he also had made savoury meat, his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his and brought it unto his father, and said unto 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, son's venison, that thy soul may bless me. 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 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding even me also, O my father! bitter cry, aud said unto his father, Bless me,

35 And he said, Thy brother came with 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. Jacob? for L hath supplanted me these two behold, now, he hath taken away my blesstimes: he took away my birthright; and, ing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a

19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am
Esau thy first-born; I have done accord-blessing for me?
ing 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 bands. So he blessed him.

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

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to


37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, brethren have I given to him for servants; Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his and with corn and wine have I sustained him 33 And Esau said unto his father. Hast thou and what shall I do now unto thee, my son' but one blessing, my father? bless me, eve 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 frem above;

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

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


42 1 And these words of Esau her elder thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land Bon 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 unte to thy seed.

him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the


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

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

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

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.

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.

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadof my life because of the daughters of Heth:ful is this place! this is none other but the 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. XXVII.


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

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

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

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 pourfed 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.

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 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou thou shaltgive me, I will surely give the tenth mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a junto thee. stranger, which God gave uuto Abraham.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went

to Padan-aram unto Labin, 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;

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 3 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 sister of Rebajoth, to be his wife.

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

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all nigint, 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.


THEN Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the 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 gather ed: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again apon the well's mouth in his place.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran

ure we.

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

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

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 12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder flocks be gathered together, and till they 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,

91 And while be yet spake with them,

13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for she and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham kept them.


10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw was hated, he opened her womb: but Pachet 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 tion; now therefore my husband will love flock of Laban his mother's brother. me.

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

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

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard this son also: and she called his name Simeon. that I was hated, he hath therefore given me 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son, and said, Now this time will my husband he joined unto me, because I have born him three 35 And she conceived again, and bare a sons: therefore was his name called Levi. son; and she said, Now will 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.

13 And it came to pass, when Laba 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 And he told Laban all these his house.


15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages he?

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

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


18 And Jacob loved Racbel; 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.

20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemned unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

211 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that may go in unto her.

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22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.


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

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

3 And she said, Behold my maid Billah, go knees, in unto her; and she shall bear upor my 4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid that I may also have children by her. 59 And Bilbah conceived, and bare Jacob to wife; and Jacob went in unto her.

a son.

6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, me a son; therefore called she his name Dan. and hath also heard my voice, and hath given 7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings vailed: and she called his name Naphtali. have I wrestled with my sister, and I have pre

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

10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob

a son.

11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and 25 And it came to pass, that, in the mornig, behold, it was Leah: and he said to La-she called his name Gad. bin, 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 it our country, to give the younger before the first-boru,

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

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

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilah his handmaid to be her maid.

39 And he weat in also unto Rachel, and he loved alse Rachel more than Leah, and served with nim yet seven other years,

31 And when the LORD saw that Leah


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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 coiled his name Asher.

14 And Reuben went, in the days wheat-harvest, and found maudrakes in Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give m field, and brought them unto his moth 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small mat pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. ter that thou hast taken my husband? and also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes 16 Aud Jacob came out of the field in the with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes. evening, and Leah went out to meet him and said, Thou must come in unto me; for

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