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Abraham's servant meets Rebekah, CHAP. XXIV.

and sheurs his message. speed this day, and shew kindness unto my the LORD, wherefore standest thou without? master Abraham.

for I have prepared the house, and room for 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of wa- the camels. ter; and the daughters of the men of the 32 And the man came into the house: and city come out to draw water:

he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel provender for the camels, and water to wash to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, his feet, and the men's feet that were with

pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall him. say, Ďrink, and I will give thy camels drink 33 And there was set meat before him to also: let the same be she that thou hast ap- eat: but he said, I will not eat until I have pointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. unto my master.

35 And the LORD hath blessed my master 15 9 Ănd it came to pass, before he had greatly, and he is become great: and he done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Mil- and gold, and men-servants, and maid-sercah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, vants, and camels, and asses. with her pitcher upon her shoulder. . 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a

16 And the damsel was very fair to look son to my master when she was old: and upon, a virgin; neither had any man known unto him hath he given all that he hath. her: and she went down to the well, and 37 And my master made me swear, saying, filled her pitcher, and came up.

Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little wa- I dwell: ter of thy pitcher.

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her son. hand, gave him drink.'

39 And I said unto my master, Peradven19 And when she had done giving him ture the woman will not follow me. drink, she said, I will draw water for thy 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before camels also, until they have done drinking. whom I walk, will send his angel with thee,

20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a into the trough, and ran again unto the well wife for my son of my kindred, and of my to draw water, and drew for all his camels. father's house.

21 And the man, wondering at her, held 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this mine his peace, to wit whether the LORD had oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and made his journey prosperous, or not. if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had from my oath. done drinking, that the man took a golden 42 And I came this day unto the well, and ear-ring, of half a shekel weight, and two said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight now thou do prosper my way which I go : of gold,

43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou ? and it shall come to pass, that when the tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I father's house for us to lodge in ?

say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little 24 And she said unto him, I am the daugh- water of thy pitcher to drink; ter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, bare unto Nahor.

and I will also draw for thy camels: let the 25 She said, moreover, unto him, We have same be the woman whom the LORD hath both straw and provender enough, and room appointed out for my master's son. to lodge in.

45 And before I had done speaking in mine 26 And the man bowed down his head, heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her and worshipped the LORD.

pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God unto the well, and drew water: and I said of my master Abraham, who hath not left unto her, Let me drink, I destitute my master of his mercy and his 46 And she made haste, and let down her truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, to the house of

my master's brethren. and I will give thy camels drink also : so I 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of drank, and she made the camels drink also. her mother's house these things.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daugh29 || And Rebekah had a brother, and his ter art thou? And she said, The daughter name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare the man, unto the well.

unto him: and I put the ear-ring upon her 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ear- face, and the bracelets upon her hands. ring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, 48 And I bowed down my head, and worand when he heard the words of Rebekah shipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto God of my master Abraham, which had led me; that he came unto the man, and behold, me in the right way to take my master's he stood by the camels at the well.

brother's daughter unto his son. 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of) 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly

pray thee.

Isaac marries Rebekah.

GENESIS. Abraham's death and burial. with my master, tell me: and if not, tell THEN again Abraham took a wife, and me; that I may turn to the right hand, or 10 her name was keturah. the left.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and said, The thing proceedetli from the LORD:Shuah. we cannot speak unto thee bad or good. 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's Letushim, and Leuminim. wife, as the Lord hath spoken.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abra- Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidal, and Elham's servant heard their words, he wor- daah. All these were the children of Keturah. shipped the Lord, bowing himself to the 5 4 And Abraham gave all that he had earth.

unto Isaac. 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of 6 But unto the sons of the concubines which silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and | Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent gave them to Rebekah. He gave also to her them away from Isaac his son (while he yet brother and to her mother precious things. lived) eastward, unto the east country.

54 And they did eat and drink, he and the 7 And these are the days of the years of men that were with him, and tarried all night; Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred and they rose up in the morning, and he said, threescore and fifteen years. Send me away unto my master.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and 55 And her brother and her mother said, died in a good old age, an old man, and full Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at of years; and was gathered to his people. the least ten; after that she shall go. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried

56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, him in the cave of Machpelahı, in the field seeing the Lord hath prospered my way: (of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, send me away, that I may go to my master. which is before Mamre;

57 And they said, We will call the damsel, 10 The field which Abraham purchased of and inquire at her mouth.

the sons of Heth : there was Abraham buri58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto ed, and Sarah his wife. her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she 11 | And it came to pass after the death of said, I will go.

Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sis. and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. ter, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, 12 Now these are the generations of Ishand his men.

mael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyp. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto tian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. her, Thou art our sister; be thou the mother 13 And these are the names of the sons of of thousands of millions, and let thy seed Ishmael, by their names, according to their possess the gate of those which hate them. generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Neba61 | And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, joth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, and they rode upon the camels, and follow- 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, ed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and and went his way.

Kedemah: 62 And Isaac came from the way of the well 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country. are their names, by their towns, and by their

63 And Ísaac went out to meditate in the castles; twelve princes according to their field at the even-tide: and he lifted up his nations. eyes, and

saw, and behold, the camels were 17 And these are the vears of the life of coming.

Ishmael: a hundred and thirty and seven 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and years: and he gave up the ghost and died when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. and was gathered unto his people.

65 For she had said unto the servant, What 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur man is this that walketh in the field to meet that is before Egypt, as thou goest towara us? And the servant had said, It is my Assyria: and he died in the presence of al master: therefore she took a vail and cover- his brethren. ed herself.

19 9 And these are the generations of Isaac, 66 And the servant told Isaac all things Abraham's son: Abrahain begat Isaac: dat he had done.

20 And Isaac was forty years old when he 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Be Sarah's tent, and took Rebekalı, and she thuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister became his wife; and he loved her: and to Laban the Syrian. Isaac was comforted after his mother's death. 21 And Isaac entreated the Lord for his CHAP. XXV.

wife, because she was barren: and the LORD I The sons of Abraham by Keturah. 5 The di- was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife

vision of his goods. 7 His age, and death. 9 conceived. His burial. 12 The generations of Ishmael. 17 His age, and death. 21 Isaac prayeth for in her: and she said, If it be so, why am

22 And the children struggled together with. Rebekah, being barren. 22 The children strive in her womb. 24 The birth of Esau and Jacob. thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD. 27 Their difference. 29 Esau selleth his birth- 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two naright.

tions are in thy womb, and two manner of

The birth of Esau and Jacob. CHAP. XXVI. The Philistines envy Isaacpeople shall be separated from thy bowels : Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and the one people shall be stronger than the and behold, Isaac was sporting with Reother people, and the elder shall serve the bekah his wife. younger.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, 24 | And when her days to be delivered Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in how saidst thou, She is my sister? And her womb.

Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I 25 And the first came out red, all over like die for her. a hairy garment: and they called his name 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou Esau.

hast done unto us? one of the people might 26 And after that came his brother out, and lightly have lain with thy wife, and thou his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. name was called Jacob: and Isaac was 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, threescore years old when she bare them. saying, He that toucheth this man or his 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a wife shall surely be put to death. cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Ja- 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and recob was a plain man dwelling in tents. ceived in the same year a hundred-fold: and

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did the LORD blessed him: eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. 13 And the man waxed great, and went for29 9 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau ward, and grew until he became very great: came from the field, and he was faint. 14 For he had possession of flocks, and 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray possession of herds, and great store of serthee, with that same red pottage; for I am vants : And the Philistines envied him. saint: therefore was his name called Edom. 15 For all the wells which his father's ser

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy vants had digged in the days of Abraham his birthright.

father, the Philistines had stopped them, and 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the filled them with earth. point to die : and what profit shall this birth- 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from right do to me?

us: for thou art much mightier than we. 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; 17. And Isaac departed thence, and pitchand he sware unto him: and he sold his ed his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt birthright unto Jacob.

there. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pot- 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of wa. tage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, ter which they had digged in the days of and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau Abraham his father; for the Philistines had despised his birthright.

stopped them after the death of Abraham:

and he called their names after the names CHAP. XXVI. 1 Isaac because of famine went to Gerar. 2 God by which his father had called them. instructeth, and blesseth him. 9 He is repro

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, ved by Abimelech for denying his wife. 12 He and found there a well of springing water. groweth rich. 18 He diggeth Esek, Sitnah, 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive and Rehoboth. 26 Abimelech maketh a cove- with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is nant with him at Beer-sheba. 34 Esau's wives.ours: and he called the name of the well A

ND there was a famine in the land, be- Esek; because they strove with him.

sides the first famine that was in the days 21 And they digged another well, and strove of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abime- for that also: and he called the name of it lech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. Sitnah.

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

and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with he said, For now the LORD hath made room thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. unto thy seed I will give all these countries, 23 And he went up from thence to Beerand I will perform the oath which I sware sheba. unto Abraham thy father;

24 And the LORD appeared unto him the 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as same night, and said, I am the God of Abı ?the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy ham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, seed all these countries: and in thy seed and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: my servant Abraham's sake.

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, 25 And he builded an altar there, and call, and kept my charge, my commandments, my ed upon the name of the LORD, and pitched statutes, and my laws.

his tent there: and there Isaac's servants 6 | And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

digged a well. ? And the inen of the place asked him of 26 1 Then Abimelech went to him from his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and he feared to say, She is my wife ; lest, said Phichol the chief captain of his army. he, the men of the place should kill me for 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. come ye to me, seeing ye hate me,

and have 8 And it came to pass when he had been sent me away from you? there a long time, that Abimelech king of the 28 And they said, 'We saw certainly that


Esau's wwes.


Jacob obtaineth the blessing the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let | I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall there be now an oath betwixt us, even be- bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. twixt us and thee, and let us make a cove- 13 Ånd his mother said unto him, Upon ine nant with thee:

be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have and go fetch me them. not touched thee, and as we have done into 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought thee nothing but good, and have sent thee them to his mother: and his mother made away in peace: thou art now the blessed of savoury meat, such as his father loved. the LORD.

15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of 30 And he made them a feast, and they did her eldest son Esau, which were with her eat and drink.

in the house, and put them upon Jacob her 31 And they rose up betimes in the morn- younger son: ing, and sware one to another: and Isaac 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the sent them

away, and they departed from him goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth in peace.

of his neck: 32 And it came to pass the same day, that 17 And she gave the savoury meat and the Isaac's servants came and told him concern- bread, which she had prepared, into the ing the well which they had digged, and said hand of her son Jacob. unto hmn, We have found water.

18 | And he came into his father, and 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the said, My father. And he said, Here am I; name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. who art thou, my son ?

34 | And Esau was forty years old when 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri Esau thy first-born; I have done according the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit Elon the Hittite:

and eat of my venison, that thy soul may 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac bless me. and to Rebekah.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it CHAP. XXVII.

that thou hast found it so quickly, my son ? 1 Isaac sendeth Esau forvenison. 6 Rebekah in-| And he said, Because the Lord thy God structeth Jacob to obtain the blessing. 15 Ja- | brought it to me. cob under the person of Esau obtaineth it. 30

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, Esau bringeth venison. 33 Isaac trembleth. I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, 34 Esau complaineth, and by importunity ob- whether thou be my very son Esau, or not. taineth a blessing. 41 He threateneth Jacob. 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his fa42 Rebekah disappointeth it.

ther; and he felt him, and said, The voice is ND it came to pass, that when Isaac Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands

was old, and his eyes were dim, so that of Esau. he could not see, he called Esau his eldest 23 And he discerned him not, because his son, and said unto him, My son: and he said hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's unto him, Behold, here am I.

hands: so he blessed him. 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I 24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau ? know not the day of my death :

And he said, I am. 3 Now therefore take, pray thee, thy 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go will eat of my son's venison, that my soul out to the field, and take me some venison; may bless thee. And he brought it near to

4 And make me savoury meat, such as I him, and he did eat: and he brought him love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that wine, and he drank. my soul may bless thee before I die.

26 And his father Isaac said unto hin, 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake Come near now, and kiss me, my son. to Esau his son: and Esau went to the field 27 And he came near, and kissed him: and to hunt for venison, and to bring it. he smelled the smell of bis raiment, and

6 | And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak son is as the smell of a field which the LORD unto Esau thy brother, saying,

hath blessed: 7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of ineat, that I may eat, and bless thee before heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and the Lord, before my death.

plenty of corn and wine: 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow according to that which I command thee. down to thee; be lord over thy brethren,

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: thence two good kids of the goats; and I cursed be every one that curseth thee, and will make them savoury meat for thy father, blessed be he that blesseth thee. such as he loveth:

30 | And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac 10 And thou shalt bring it to thiy father, had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jathat he may eat, and that he may bless thee cob was yet scarce gone out from the prebefore his death.

sence of Isaac his father, that Esau his bro11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, ther came in from his hunting. Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, 31 And he also had made savoury meat, and I am a smooth man:

and brought it unto his father; and said unto 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I his father, Let my father arise, and eat or

Esau threateneth him.


Jacob's vision at Beth el. bis son's venison, that thy soul may bless me. 32 And Isaac bis father said unto him, W. AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him,

and charged him, and said unto him, art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy Thou shalt not take a wife of the danghters first-born, Esau.

of Canaan. 33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of and said, Who? where is he that hath taken Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten a wife from thence of the daughters of Laof all before thou camest, and have blessed ban thy mother's brother. him? yea, and he shall be blessed.

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make 34 And when Esau heard the words of his thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou father, he cried with a great and exceeding mayest be a multitude of people; bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, me, even me also, O my


to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou 35 And he said, Thy brother came with mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. stranger, which God gave unto Abraham. 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel times: he took away my birth-right; and the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's behold, now he hath taken away my bless- and Esau's mother. ing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a 6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed blessing for me?

Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to 37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, take him a wife from thence; and that as he Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, his brethren have I given to him for servants; Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters and with corn and wine have I sustained of Canaan; him: and what shall I do now unto thee, 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and his my son ?

mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; even me also, O my father! And Esau lifted 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took up his voice, and wept.

unto the wives which he had, Mahalath the 39 And Isaac his father answered, and said daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven 10 | And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, from above;

and went toward Haran. 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to and tarried there all night, because the sun pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that was set: and he took of the stones of that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck. place, and put them for his pillows, and lay 41 | And Esau hated Jacob because of the down in that place to sleep. blessing wherewith his father blessed him : 12 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder and Esau said in his heart, The days of set upon the earth, and the top of it reached mourning for my father are at hand, then to heaven: and behold, the angels of God will I slay my brother Jacob.

ascending and descending on it. 42 And these words of Esau her elder son 13 And behold, the LORD stood above it, were told to Rebekah: and she sent and call- and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham ed Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. and to thy seed.

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the Ilaran;

west, and to the east, and to the north, and 44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy to the south: and in thee and in thy seed brother's fury turn away;

shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will thee, and he forget that which thou hast done keep thee in all places whither thou goest, to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from and will bring thee again into this land: for thence. Why should I be deprived also of I will not leave thee, until I have done that you both in one day?

which I have spoken to thee of. 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary 16 | And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, of my life, because of the daughters of Heth: and he said, Surely the Lord is in this if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, place; and I knew it not. such as these which are of the daughters of 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadthe land, what good shall my life do me? ful is this

place! this is none other but the CHAP. XXVIII.

house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 1 Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to Pa- and took the stone that he had put for his

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, dan-aram. 6 Esau marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael. 12 The vision of Jacob's pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured ladder. 18 The stone of Beth-el. 20 Jacob's oil upon the top of it.

19 And he called the name of that place

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