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arely 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¶ And God hearkened unto Leah, and 37 And Jacob took him rods of green ste conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. poplar, and of the hazel and chesnat-tree, 18 And Leal said, God hath given me my and pilled white streaks in them, and made hire, because I have given my maiden to my the white appear which was in the rods. husband: and she called his name Issachar. 38 And he 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. ing-troughs, when the flocks came to drink, 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me that they should conceive when they came to with a good dowry; now will my husband drink.

dwell with me, because I have born him six 59 And the flocks conceived before the Bons and she called his name Zebulun. rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streaked, 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, speckled and spotted. and called her name Dinah.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and 22¶ And God remembered Rachel, and God) set the faces of the flocks toward the ringhearkened to her, and opened her womb.

23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach.

streaked, and all the brown in the flock of La ban; and he put his own focks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle. 24 And she called his name Joseph; and 41 And it came to pass, whensoever th said, The LORD shall add to me another son. stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laia 25 And it came to pass, when Rachel the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto La-gutters, that they might conceive among the ban, Send me away, that I may go unto rods. mine own place, and to my country.

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's

26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me and the stronger Jacob's. go; for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.


43 And the man increased exceedingly, 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: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

AND he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all his glory.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

30 For it was little which thou hadst before] 3¶ And the LORD said unto Jacob, ReI came, and it is now increased unto a multi-turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy tude; and the LORD bath blessed thee since kindred: and I will be with thee. my coming: and now, when shall I provide for mine own house also?

31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing. If thou wilt do this thing for me, will again feed and keep thy flock.

32 will pass through all thy flock to-day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled a mong the goats; and of such shall be my hire.

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

5 And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before: but the God of my father hath been with me.

6 And ye know, that with all my power I have served your father.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times: but God suf fered him not to hurt me.

8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy 33 So shall my righteousness answer for wages; then all the cattle 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 thy face: every one that is thy hire; then bare all the cattle ring-streaked. not speckled and spotted among the goats, 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle and brown among the sheep, that shall be of your father, and given them to me. counted stolen with me.

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

10 And it came to pass, at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine yes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the 35 And he removed that day the hegoats ams which leaped upon the cattle were that were ring-streaked and spotted, and alting-streaked, speckled, and grizzled. the she-goats that were speckled and spotted,) Il And the angel of God spake unto me in and every one that had some white in it, and a dream, saying, Jacob. And I said, Here all the brown among the sheep, and gave am 1.

them into the band of his sons.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes and 36 And he set three days' journey betwixt see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle

are ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for adventure thou wouldest take by force thy I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. daughters from me.

13 am the God of Beth-el, where thou 32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, anointedst the pillar, and where thou vow- let him not live: before our brethren, discern edst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out thou what is thine with me, and take it to from this land, and return unto the land of thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had thy kindred. stolen them.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered and 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or in- into Leah's tent, and into the two maid-serheritance for us in our father's house? vants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he oat of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

15 Are we not counted of him strangers for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured

also our money.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

17 ¶ Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels:

31 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; 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 his goods which he had gotten, the cattle 36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with of his getting, which he had gotten in Pa-Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Ladan aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the ban, What is my trespass what is my siu, land of Canaan. that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, and Rachel had stolen the images that were what hast thou found of all thy householdher father's. stuff? set it nere before my brethren and thy 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 he fled.

21 So he fled with all that he had: and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

22 And it was told Laban, on the third day that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.


38 This twenty years have I been with thee: thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rains of thy flock have I not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beasts brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it: of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought And God came to Laban the Syrian consumed me, and the frost by night; and in a dream by night, and said unto him, my sleep departed from mine eyes. Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy either good or bad. house: I served thee fourteen years for thy 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now two daughters, and six years for thy cattle'; Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount; and thou hast changed my wages ten times and Laban with his brethren pitched in the 42 Except the God of my father, the God mount of Gilead. of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had

f. And Laban said to Jacob, What hast been with me, surely thou hadst sent me thon done, that thou hast stolen away una-r way now empty. God hath seen my afflic wares to me, and carried away my daugh- tion, and the labour of my hands, and rebuters, as captives taken with the sword? ked thee yesternight.

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, 43 And Laban answered and said unto and stea away from me, and didst not tell Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, me, that I might have sent thee away with and these children are my children, 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 hast not suffered me to kiss my my daughters, or unto their children which Bons and my daughters? Thou hast now done they have born? foolishly in so doing.

44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you burt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. for a pillar.


30 And now, though thou wouldest needs 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gathbe gone, because thou sore longedst after thy er stones; and they took stones, and inade an father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen heap and they did eat there upon the heap. my gods? 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha; 31 And Jacob answered and said to La- but Jacob called it Galeed. ban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Per- 18 And Laban said, This heap is a wit

ness between me and thee this day. There- I fear him, est ne will come and smite me, fore was the name of it called Galeed; and the mother with the childrea.

49 And Mizpah: for he said, The LORD 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thes watch between me and thee, when we are good, and make thy seed as the sand of the absent one from another. sea, which cannot be numbered for multi

50 15 thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if tude. thou shalt take other wives besides my daugh ters, (no man is with us ;) see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this Leap and this pillar unto me, for harın.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of

his father Isaac.

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2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

131 And he lodged there that same night, and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

14 Two hundred she-gcats and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, 15 Thirty milch-camels with their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of us servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

17 And he cominanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?

18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy ser vant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and behold, also he is behind us.

19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto

Esan, when ye find him.

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth bo fore me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

21 So went the present over before him; and himself lodged that night in the company. 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus 22 And he rose up that night, and took his shall ye speak unto 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 JabLaban, and stayed there until now: bok.

5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and men-servants, and women-servants: and have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in tny sight.

6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and dis-out of joint as he wrestled with him. tressed and he divided the people that was 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee eamels, into two bands;

8 And said, If Esau come to the one ccmpany and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

go, except thou bless me.

27 And he said unto lim, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called 91 And Jacob said, O God of my father no more Jacob, but Israel for as a prince Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the hast thou power with God and with men, LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy and hast prevailed country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee;

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff 1 passed over this Jordan, and now am become two bands.

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29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the when he came from Padan-arum, and pitel hollow of the thigh, unto this day because ed his tent before the city. he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.


AND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the band of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father for an hundred pieces of money.

20 And be erected there an altar, and call ed it El-elolie-Israel.


2 And he put the handmaids and their chil-AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, which

she bare unto Jacob, went out to see

dren foremost, and Leah and her children the daughters of the land. after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

3 And he passed over before thein, and howed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

2 And when Shechen the son of Humor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with: her, and defiled her,

3 And his soul clave unto Dinak, the em-daughter of Jacob; and he loved the dainsel, and spake kindly unto the dansel.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and braced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed hin: and they wept.

4 And Shechem spake unto his father 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife women, and the children, and said, Who are 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled those with thee? And he said, The children Dinah his daughter; (now his sons were which God hath graciously given thy servant. with his cattle in the field ;) and Jacob heid 6 Then the handmaidens came near. they his peace until they were come. and their children, and they bowed themselves :

7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves; and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went |

out unto Jacob to commune with him.

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel, in lying with 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to this drove which I met ? And he said, These be done. are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

8 And Hamor communed with them, say

9 And Esau said, I have enough, my bro-ing, The soul of my son Shechem longeth sher; keep that thou hast unto thyself. for your daughter: I pray you give her him

9 And make ye marriages with us, ond give your daughters unto us, and take cur daughters unto you.

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, ifto wife. now I have found grace in thy sight, then reeive my present at my hand for therefore 1 have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.

12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go befere thee.

10 And ye shall dwell withs: and the land shall be before you; dwell. nd trade ye therein, and get you possessions herein.

11 And Shechem said unto he father, and unto her brethren, Let me find g. we in your eyes, and what ye shall say at ne l'will give.

13 And he said unto him, My lord know- 1 Ask me never so much dowṛ and gift, eth that the children are tender, and the and I will give according as ye sh. I say unflocks and herds with young are with me ;to me: but give me the damsel to vile. and if men should overdrive them one day, 13 And the sons of Jacob auswyed Sheall the flock will die. chem and Hamor his father deceitf-"y, and

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over be-said, (because he had defiled Din their fore his servant; and I will lead on softly, sister,) according as the cattle that goeth before me 14 And they said unto them, We vannot and the children be able to endure, until I do this thing, to give our sister to on but is come unto my lord unto Seir. uncircumcised: for that were a reproach un

15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with to us : thee some of the folk that are with me. And 15 But in this will we consent unto y; he said, What needeth it? let me find grace If ye will be as we be, that every mate of In the sight of my lord. you be circumcised;

16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

18 ¶ And Jacob came to Shalem, a city

16 Then will we give our daughters urto you, and we will take your daughters to us; and we will dwell with you, and we will becoine one people.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised: then will we take out daughter, and we will be gone


18 And their words pleased Hainor, and gods which were in their hand, and all their Shechem Hamor's son. ear-rings which were in their ears; and Ja 19 And the young man deferred not to do cob hid them under the oak which was by the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's Shechem. daughter: and he was more honourable than ail the house of his father.

5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round 20% And Hamer and Shechem his son about them, and they did not pursue after came unto the gate of their city, and com- the sons of Jacob.

muned with the men of their city, saying, € 1 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in
21 These men are peaceable with us, the land of Canaan, (that is, Beth-el,) he,
therefore let them dwell in the land, and and all the people that were with him.
trade therein; for the land, behold,it is large] 7 And he built there an altar, and called
enough for them: let us take their daughters, the place El-beth-el; because there God ap-
to us for wives, and let us give them our peared unto him, when he fed from the face
of his brother.

Orly herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was called Allopbachuth.

91 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan aram, and Bless

23 Shall not their cattle, and their substaace, and every beast of theirs, be ours only let us consent unto them, and they willed him. dwell with us.

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is 24 And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem Jacob; thy name shall not be called any his son, hearkened all that went out of the more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy naine: gate of his city; and every male was circum- and he called his name Israel. cised, all that went out of the gate of his city. 11 And God said unto him, I am God Al25¶ And it came to pass on the third day, mighty; be fruitful and multiply: a nation, when they were sore, that two of the sons of and a company of nations, shall be of thee, Jacob, Suneon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, and kings shall come out of thy loins: took each man his sword, and came upon 12 And the land which I gave Abraham the city boldly, and slew all the males. and Isaac, to thee will I give it, and to thy 26 And they siew Hamor and Shechem seed after thee will I give the land. b's son with the edge of the sword; and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had de-where he talked with him, even a pillar of filed their sister. stone; and he poured a drink-offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field.

29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

14 ¶ And Jacob set up a pillar in the place

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-ei.

16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath and Rachel travailed, and she had

17 And it came to pass, when she wasia hard labor, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.

S01 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi,hard labor. Ye have troubled me, to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and being few in number, they shall themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot ?



ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there; and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the trange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

13 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died,) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjanin.

19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lelem.

20 And Jacob set a piller upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel
dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay
with Billah his father's concubine: and Israel
heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.
3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's
and I will make there an altar unto God, first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Ju-
who answered me in the day of my distress, dah, and Issachar, and Zebuluu.

and was with me in the way which I went. 24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Ben-
4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange jamin.


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