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42 1 And these words of Esen 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 tc thy seed. hirn, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the thee, doth confort himself, purposing to kill earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the thee.
west, and to the east, and to the north, and 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; ho the south: und in thee, and in thy seed, and arise, Aee thou to Laban my brother, to shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Haran;
15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will ++ And tarry with him a few days; until keep thee in all places whither thcu goest, and thy brother's fury turn away;
will bring thee again into this land; for I 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away will not leave thee, until I have done that froin thee, and he forget that which thou wbich I have spoken to thee of. hast done to him : then I will send and fetch 16 | And Jacob awaked out of his sleep thee from thence. Why should I be deprived and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place, also of you both in one day?
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 wise of the daughters of Heth, house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. such as these which are of the daughters of 18 And Jacob rose up early in the mornthe land, what good shall my life do me? ing, and took the stone that he had put for CHAP. XXVII.
lus pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and pour.
led oil upod Blecome of the and charged liim, and suid unto him, 19 And he called the name of that place Thou shall not take a wife of the daughters Beth-el: but the name of that city was called of Canaan.
Luiz at the first. 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of 20 || And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, I Bethuel thy inother's father, and take thee a God will be with me, and will keep me in wife froin thence of daughters of Laban inis way that I go, and will give me bread to thy mozher's brother.
eat, and raiment to put on, 3 And God Aliniglity bless thee, and make, 21 So that I come again to my father's house thee liuitful, and multiply thee, that thou in peace, ilien shall de Lorm be my God. Inavest be a multitude of people;
22 And this stone, which I have set for a 4 And give thee the blessing of Abralan, pillar, shall be God's house : and of all that to thee, and !o tiy seed with thee; that thou wou shaltgive me, I will surely give the tenthe inavest inherit the land wherein thou art a junto liee. stranger, which Gud gave unto Abrahain.
CHAP. XXIX. to Padan-aram unto Lábain, son of Betiiuell came into the land of the people of the east. the Syriai, the brother of Rebekali, Jacob's 2 And he looked, and belrold a well in the and Esau's mother.
feld, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep 6$ When Esau saw that Isaac liad blessed lying by it; for out of that well they watered Jacob, and sent ini away to Padan-aram, to the flocks: and a great stone was upon the take bin a wife froin thence; aud that, as he well's mouth. blessed liim, lie gave hi!n a charge saying, 3 And thither were all the rocks gather Thou shall not lake a wile of the daughters ed : and they rolled the stone from the well's of Canaan;
mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the 7 And that Jacob obeyedl liis father and his stone again apon the well's mouth in luis place. mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 4 Aud Jacob said unto them, My breth
3 And Esau seeing that the daugliters of ren, whence be ye? And they said, or Haran Canaan pieased not Isaac his father;
9 Then went Esau unto Ishinarl, and took 5 Aud he said unto them, know ye Launto the wives which he lind Mahalath the ban the son of Nalior? And they said, We daughter of Isinnael, Abraham's son, the sis. know him. ter of fiebajoth, lo be his wife.
6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And 10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, they said, He is well; and, bebolu, Rachel and went toward Haran.
his daughter cometh with the sheep. Il And he lighted upon a certain place, 7 And lie said, Lo, il is yet high day, nei. and urried there all nigli, because the sun ther is it time that the cattle should be gathwas set: and he touk of the stones of that ered together: water ye die slicer, and go place, and put them for his pillows, and lay and feed them. down in that place to sleep.
8. And they said, We cannot, until all the 12 And lie dreamed, and belold a ladder Rocks be gathered together, had till they set up on the earth, and the top of it reached roll the stone from the well's mouth; thea we to heaven; and behold the angels of God as- I water the sheep. cending and descending on it.
9 || And while be yet spake with them, 13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for slia. and suid, I am the LORD God of Abraham kept them.
10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw was lated, lie opened her womb: bul Pachel Rachel, the daughter of Laban his mother's wus barren. brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's 3? And Leah conceived, and barr a son; brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the and sie called lis naine Reuben: for she said, stone from the well's mouth, and watered the Surely the LORD hath looked upon my aftlicHock of Cahan his mother's brother. tion; now therefore my husband will love
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up me. Liis voice, and wept.
33 And she conceived again, ard bare a 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he rras ber son; and said, Because the Lord hash heard father's brother, and that he wos Rebekah's that I wus hated, he hath therefore given me Bon: and she ran and told her father. this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
13 And it came to pass, when Laha. 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son, heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, and said, Now this time will my husband he that he ran to meet him, and embraced joined unto me, because lave born him three kim, and kissed him, and brought liim to 'sons: therefore was his name called Levi. his louse, And he told Laban all these 35 And she conceived again, and hare a things.
son; and she said, Now will I praise the LORD, 14 And Lahan said to liim, Surely thou are therefore she called his name Judah; and my bone and my Nesli, And he abode with left bearing. him the space of a month.
CHAP. XXX. 165 And Laban said unto sacub, because AND when Rachel say that she hare Jacob thou ort my brother, thou therefore
, sister serve me för nouglit tell me, whal shall thy and said unto Jacob, Give me childres, on wagos he?
else I die. 16 And Lahan har! iwo daughters: the 2 And Jacob's anger wns kinilled against name of the elder was Leah, and the name of Rachel, and he said, Amlin God's stead, the younger was Rachel.
who hath withheld from thee tise fruit of the 17 Leal was tender-eyed, but Rachel was womb ? beautifui and well favoured.
3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhalı, go 18 And Jacob loved Racbel; wid said, I in unto hier; and she shall bear uperiny knees, will serve thee seven years for' Rachel try that I may also have children hy her. younger daughter.
4 And she gave bim Bilhalı lier handmaid 19°And Latan said, It is better that I to wile; and Jacob went in unto her. give her to thee, thant:ai I should give her to 5 9 And Bilbal conceived, and bare Jacul another man: abide with me.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Ra- 6 And Paclie said, God hath judged me, chel; and they seeined unto him but a few and hath also heard my voice, and bath given days, for tie love lie bad to her.
me a son; therefore called she lis nanie Dan. 11 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me 7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived my wife, for my duys are fulfiled, that I again, and bare Jacob a second son. may go in unto hier.
8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlinge 2 And Laban gathered together all the have I wrestled with my sister, and I have premien of the place, and made a least. vailed: and she called his naine Naph:talí.
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that 91 When Leab saw that she bad leti bear. he look Leah bis daughter, and brought her ing, she took Zilpah hier maid, and gave inr to him; and he went in unto lier.
Jacob to wife. + Aud Laban gave unto liis daughter 10 And Zilpal, Leah's maid, bare Jacob Leal Zilpah nis maid for an handmaid. a son.
25 Awit came io pass, that, in the morn- 11 And Leah said, A troop comesh: and ing, beiteld, it was Leah: and he said to La- she called his name God. bin, What is this thou hast dene unto me? 12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob dici not I serve with thee for Kachel? where-la second son.. fore thien last thou beguiled ine?
13 And Leah snid, Happy am I, for the 26 and Laban said, 11 must not be so done daughters will call nje blessed and stieronderd it our country, to give tl:e younger before luis name Asher. the firsi-bori.
14 1 And Reuben went in the days 27 Fultil her week, and we will give thee wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes il. this also, for the service which thou shalt serve field, and brought them uirlo his moth with me yel seven other years.
Lean. Theu Fiachiel said to Leah, Give m 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her I pray thee, or thy son's mandrakes. werk; aud le gave him lachel his daughter 15 And she said unto her, Is it in muli mat twile aso.
ter that thou hast taken my busband and 29 And Luhan gave to liachel his daugh- wouldest thou take away pivson: mandrakes ter Billain his lanilmaid to be ber maid. also ? And liachel said, Tlierefore he stialllie
3) And he iveal ja also un:o Rachel, and with thee 10-night for ny sen's man.irakes, he loved pise Rachel more than Leab, and 16 Aud Jacob came out of die field in the served with niin yet seven other years, evening, and Leah went out to meet him 31 | And when the Luru saw thai Lcal and said, Thou must come in Lino Die ; for
etely I have hired thee with my son's man- himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of drakes. And he lay with her that night. Laban's flocks.
17 1 And God hearkened unto Leah, and 37 ! And Jacob look him rods of green ste conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. poplar, and of the hazel and chesrat-tree,
18 And Leah said, God liath given me my and pilled white streaks in them, and made kire, because I bave given my maiden to my the white appear which was in the rods. hushand: and she called his name Issąchar. 38 And be set the rods which he had pilled
19 And Leah conceived again, and bare before the flocks in the gutters in the water Jacob the sixth son.
ling-troughs, when the flocks came to drink, 3) And Leal said, God hath endowed me that they should conceive when they came to wiik a good dowry; uow will my husband drink. dwell with me, because I have börn hiin six 59 And the flocks conceived before the fons: and she called his name Zebulun. frols, and brought forth catlle ring-streaked,
21. And afterwards she bare a daughter, speckled and spotted. and called her name Dinalı.
40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and - 22 1 And God remembered Rachel, and God set the faces of the flocks toward the ring. hearkened to ber, and opened her womb. streaked, and all the brown in the flock of La
23 And sbe conceived, and bare a son; and ban; and he put his own hocks by themsaid, God hath taken away my reproach. selves, and pui them not unto Laban's caule.
21 And she called his nanc Joseph; and 41 And it came to pass, whensoever th said, The LURD shall add to me another son stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laia
25 1 And it came to pass, when Rachel the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the bad born Joseph, that Jacub said unto La-gutters, tut they miglit conceive among the ban, Send me away, that I may go unto rods. min: own place, and to my country. 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put
26 Give me my wives and my children, them not in : so the feebler were Lahan's for whom I have served thee, and let me and the stronger Jacob's. 80; for thou knowest my service which 1 43 And the man increased exceedingly, kare dune thee.
and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, men-servants, and camels, and asses. if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry:
CHAP. XXXI. for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for ihy sake.
saying, Jacob hath taken away all that 28. And he said, Appoint me ty vages, was our father's; and of that which was our and I will give it.
father's hath he got:en all bis glory. 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest 2 And Jacob beheld the counienance of bow 1 have served thee, and how thy cattle Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him was with me.
las before. 30 For it?cas liule which thou hadst beforej 3 || And the LORD said unto Jacob, Re. I came, and it is noro increased unto a multi- turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy rude; and the Lord baih blessed thee since kindred : and I will be with thee. my coining: and now, when shall I provide. 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and for mine own house also ?
Leah to the field unto his Rock, 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? 5 And said unto them, I see your fa:her's And Jacob said, Thou shall not give me any countenance, that it is not toward me as bething. If thou wilt do this thing for mne, 1 fore: but the God of my faiher hath been will again feed and keep thy fock.
with me. 32 I will pass thrcugh ali iliy flock to-day, 6 And ye know, that with all my power I removing from thence all the speckled and have served your father. Spotted caille, and all the brown calle among 7 And your father bath deceived me, and the sheep, and the spoiled and speckled a changed my wages ten times : but God suf mong the goats; and of such shall be my fered him not to lurt me. hire.
8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy 33 So shall my righteousness answer for wages; then all the caule bare speckled : me in time to coine, when it shall come for and if he said thus, The ring-streaked shall be my hire before ty face: every one that is thy hire; theu bare all the calllering-streaked. not speckled and spolled among the goats, 9 Tbus God hath taken away the cattlu and brown among the sheep, that shall be of your father, and given them to me. counted stolen with me.
10 And it came to pass, at the time that 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it the cattle conceived, that I lified up mine might be according to thy word.
yes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the 35 Avd be removed that day the he-goats amś which leaped upon the cattle were that were ring-streaked and spoued, and all.ing-streaked, speckled, and grizzled. the slie-goats that were speckled and spotted, it And the angel or God spake unto me in and every one Uint had some white in it, and a dream, saying, Jacob. And I said, Here all the brown among the sleep, and gave um l. Uhkem into the band of his sons.
11 And he said, Lisl up now thine eyes and 36 And he set three days journey betwixt sec, all the rams which leap upon the callie
are ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for adventure thou wouldest take by furce tlry I have seen all that Laban doetb unto thee. daugliters from me.
13 i aix the God of Beth-el, where thou 32 With wlioinsoever thou findest thy gock, anointcilst the pillar, and where thou vow- let him not live: before our brethren, discerni edst a vow unij me : now arise, get thee out thou what is thine with me, and take it to from this land, and relurn unto the land of thee. For Jacob knew not that Rackel had thy kindred.
stolen them. 11 And Rachel and Leah answered and 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and mid unto him, Is there yet any portion or in- into Leali's tent, and into the two maid-serheritance for us in our father's house? vants' tents; but he found them not. Then
15 Are w's not counted of him strangers : went he oat of Leah's teat, and entered incu for he hathi soldi us, and hath quite devoured Racbel's tent. also our money.
31 Now Rachel bad taken the images, 16 For all ihe riches which God hath ta- and put them in the cainel's fui niture, and ken from our father, that is ours, and our sat up:n them. And Laban searched all the i children's : how then, whatsoever God hath tent, but found them. not. said unto thee, do.
35 And she said to her father, Lei it not lis17 1 Then Jacob rose np, and set his sons please my lord that I cannot rise up before and his wives upon cainels :
ilice ; for the custom of women is upon me18 And he carried away all his cattle, and And he searched, but found not the images. all buis goods which lie had gotten, the cattle 34 11 And Jacob was wruth, iind clode with of his getting, which he lid guten in Pa- Laban: and Jacob upswered and said to Ladan-arain, for io go to Isaac liis later in the bun, Wha! is my trespass: What is my siu, land of Canaan.
tint thou hast so hotly pursuel alter me? 19 And Labun went to shear lois sheep : 37 Whereas thou liasesearched all my stuff, and Rachel had stolen the images that were what hast thiou found of all thy house loki. her finther's.
stuf?? set il nere before my bethren und ihy 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to La- brethren, that they may judge betwixt us ban the Syrian, in that he told him not that both. ne fied.
39 This twenty years luare I been with 1 So he Aed with all :hat he had : and he tee: thy ewes and thy she-goats have not rose up, anel passed over the river, and set his cast their young, and tire rains of thy fuck face torrard the mount Gilead.
have I not eaten. 22 ! And it was told Lalan, on the third 39 That which was torn of beasts I brought day, that Jacob was fled.
not unto thee ; I bare the loss of it: of my 23 Ara he took luis brethrer with him, and hand didst thou require il, whether stolen luý pursued after him seven days' journey; and day, or stolen by night. itiey overlook liim in the mount Gilead. 10 Thus I was, in the day the drought
4 And God came to Laban the Syrian consumed me, and the frost ly night; and in a dream by night, and said unto him, my sleep departed froin mine eyes. Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy either good or bad.
louse : I served thee fourteen years for thy 25 Then Laban.overinok Jacob. Now two daugliters, and six years for thy callle" ; Jacob had pitched his trut in the mount ; and thou hast changed my wages ten times : and Laban with his brethren pitched in the 42 Except the God of iny father, the Genel mount of Gilead.
of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, bad f. And Laban said to Jacob, What last beea with me, surely thou hadst sent ine thou dune, that thou hast stolen away una- r way now emply. God lieh seen my afflic. wares to me, and carried away my daugh- tion, and the labour of any hands, a.id rebuters, as captives taken with the sword ? ked thee yesternight.
27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly,l, 43 4 And Laban answered and said unto and stea, away irom me, and didst not ie! Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, me, thue I miglit have sent inee away with and these children are my owłdren, and these mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is harp
mine : and what can I do this day unto these 28 And bast not suffered me to kiss my my daughters, or unto their children which syns and my daughters? Thou hast now durie they have born? foolishly in so deing.
44 Now therefore come thou, let us make 29 It is in the power of my hand to do you a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a burt : but the God of your father spake unto witness between ine and thee. me yesternight, saying, Take tlou heed that 45 And Jacub look a stone, and set it up thou speak not io.Jacob either god or bad. for a pillar.
30 And now, though thou wouldest needsí" 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gathbe gone, because thou sore longedst after thyer stones; and they took stones, and inade an father's house, yet wherefore häst thou stolen beap: and they did eat tiiere upon the heap. my gods?
47 And Laban called it Jegur-sahadutha ; 31 ! Anil Jacob answered and said to La-but Jacob called it Galec:I. ban, Because I was afraid : for I said, Pero! 13 And Laban said, This beap is a wis
ness per ween me and thee this day. Tliere. I fear him, sest ne will come and smite me, fore was the name of it called Galeed; au the mother with the childrea.
49 And Mizpah: for he said, The LORD 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thes walch telween me and thee, when we are good, and make thy seed as the sand of the absent one from another.
sea, which cannot be uumbered for multi50 !! thou shalt aftliet my daughters, or if ude. thou shalt take other wives besides my daugh. 13 11 And he lodged there that sume niglet, ters, (no man is with us ;) see, God is witness and look of tliat wlich came w his land a betwixt me and thee.
present for Esau his brother ; 51 And Laban said 10 Jacob, Behold this 14 Two hundred she-gcals and twenty he. heap, and behold this pillar, which I have goals, two hundred ewes and twenty, rams, cast betwixt me and thee;
15 Thirty milch cannels with their colis, 52 This leap be witness, and this pillar fo:ty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses be witness that I will not pass over this heap and ten foals. to thee, and ulat thou shall not pass over this 16 And he delivered them into the hand of Leap and this pillar unto me, for harın. ils servants, every drove by themselves; and
53 The God of Abraham, and the God of said unto his servants, Pass over before meg
Nahor, the God of their father, jodge be-ard put a space betwixt drove and drove. ! twixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of 17 And be comnanded the foremost, sayhis fatlier Isaac.
ling, Whey Esau my brother meeteth thee, 34 Tlien Jacob offered sacrifice upon the and asketh thee, saying, Wlose art thou mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and whithier goesi tlou ? and whose are and they did eat bread, and tarried ali night these before thee? in the mount.
18 Then thou shalt say, They live thy ser. 57 And early in the morning, Laban rose įvant Jacob's; it is a present sout unto my op, and kissed his sons and his daughters, lord Esau : and behold, also he is behind us. and blexsed thein: and Labun departed, and 13 And so commanded he the second, and returned onto his place.
the third, and all that followed the droves, CHAP. XXXU.
saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Als Jacob went on his way, and the an. Lsan hen we tomorrime gels of God .
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy ser. 2 And when Jarob saw them, he said, vant Jacob is behind us. For lie said, I will This is God's host : and he called the name appease brim with the present that guetu busof that place Malianaim.
ore me, and alierware I will see his face ; 3 9 And Jacob sent messengers before pera:Iventure lie will accept of ine. bin to Esau his brother, unto die land of 21 So went the present over before him; and Seir, the country of Edoin.
himself lodged that night in the coinpany. 4 And he coin nanded thein, saying, Tlus 22 And hie rose up that niglit, and took his sliall ye speak into my lord Esau ; Thy ser- two wives, and his two women-servants, and vant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with his eleven sons, and passed over the ford JabLahan, and stayed there until now: bok.
5 And I bave oxen, and asses, Accks, and 23 And he took them, and sent them over mnen-servants, and women-servants : and the brook, and sent over that he boul. have sent to tell my lord, that I may find 21 1 And Jacob was left alone; and there gruce in tiny siglit.
wrestled a man with him until the breaking 6 1 And the messengers returned to Ja- of the day. cob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, 25 Aud wben he saw that he prevailed not and also he cometh to meet thee, and four against him, be touched the hollow of leis hundred men with him.
thigh: and the hollow of Jacob's thigh vas 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and dis-joul of joint as he wrestled with him. tressed : and he divided the people that was 26 And he saiul, Let me go, for the day with him, and the locks, and herds, and the breaketh. And lie said, I will not let thee esinels, into two hands;
go, except thou bless me. 8 And said, If Esau come to the one ccm- 27 And he said unto lim, What is aby pany and smite it, then the other company name? And he said, Jacob. which is left shall escape.
28 And be said, Thy name shall be called . ! And Jacob said, u God of my father more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, ine hast tirou power with God and with' rnen, LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy and hast prevuled country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, well with thee;
I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Where 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the fore is it that thou dost ask after my name? mercies, and of all the truth, which thou And he blessed him there. hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my 30 And Jacob called the name of the place staff I passed over this Jordan, and now Peniel: for ! have seen God face to face, am become two bands.
and my life is preserved. 11 Deliver me. I pray thee, from the hand 31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun of my brzuber, from the hand of Esau : for rose upon bim, and he halled upon luis thigh