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The Shechemites circumcised: CHAP. XXXIY, XXXV. Slarn by the sons Oj Jacoo. Hamor, and Shechem persuade them to accept| 21 These men are peaceable with us, thereit; 25 The sons of Jacob upon that advantage fore let them dwell in the land, and trade slay them, 27 and spoil their city. 30 Jacob re- therein: for the land, behold, it is large proveth Simeon and Levi.

enough for them: let us take their daugliters she bare unto Jacob, went to see daughters. the daughters of the land.

22 Only herein will the men consent unto 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he every male among us be circumcised, as they took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. are circumcised.

3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daugh- 23 Shall not their cattle, and their subter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and stance, and every beast of theirs be ours? spake kindly unto the damsel.

only let us consent unto them, and they will 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Ha- dwell with us. mor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 24 And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem his

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Di- son, hearkened all that went out of the gate nah his daughter: now his sons were with of his city: and every male was circumcised, his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his all that went out of the gate of his city. peace until they were come.

25 | And it came to pass on the third day, 6 4 And Hamor the father of Shechem when they were sore, that two of the sons of went out unto Jacob to commune with him. Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren,

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the took each man his sword, and came upon field when they heard it: and the men were the city boldly, and slew all the males. grieved, and they were very wroth, because 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his he had wrought folly in Israel, in lying with son with the edge of the sword, and took Di. Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to nah out of Shechem's house, and went out. be done,

27 The sons of Jacoh came upon the slain,
8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, and spoiled the city; because they had de-
The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your filed their sister.
daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 28 They took their sheep, and their oxen,

9 Ånd make ye marriages with us, and give and their asses, and that which was in the
your daughters unto us, and take our daugh- city, and that which was in the field.
ters unto yolla

29 And all their wealth and all their little 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the ones, and their wives took they captive, and land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye spoiled even all that was in the house. therein, and get you possessions therein. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi,

11 And Shechem said unto her father, and Ye have troubled me to make me to stink unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your among the inhabitants of the land, among eyes, and what ye shall say unto me, I will the Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and I give.

being few in number, they shall gather them-
12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, selves together against me, and slay me, and
and I will give according as ye shall say unto I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
me: but give me the damsel to wife. 31 And they said, Should he deal with our

13 And the sons of Jacob answered She- sister as with a harlot ?
chem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and

said, Because he had defiled Dinah their 1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-cl. 2 He purgeth

his house of idols. 6 He buildeth an altar at 14 And they said unto them, We cannot do

Beth-el. 8 Deborah dieth at Allon-bachuth

9 God blesscth Jacob at Beth-el. 16 Rachel trathis thing, to give our sister to one that is

vaileth of Benjamin, and dieth in the way to uncircumcised: for that were a reproach

Eplirath. 22 Reuben lieth with Bilhah. 23 The unto us:

sons of Jacob. 27 Jacob cometh to Isaac at He15 But in this will we consent unto you: bron. 28 The age, death, and burial of Isaac. If ye will be as we be, that every male of ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up you be circumcised;

to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make 16 Then will we give our daughters unto there an altar unto God, that appeared unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, thee when thou fleddest from the face of and we will dwell with you, and we will be- Esau thy brother. come one people.

2 Then Jacah said unto his household, and 17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be to all that were with him, Put away the circumcised; then will we take our daugh- strange gods that are among you, and be ter, and we will be gone.

clean and change your garments: 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and 3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el. Shechem, Hamor's son.

and I will make there an altar unto God, 19 And the young man deferred not to do who answered me in the day of my distress, the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's and was with me in the way which I went. daughter: and he was more honourable than 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strango all the house of his father.

gods which were in their hand,

and all their 20 L And Hamor and Shechem his son lear-rings which were in their ears; and Ja.

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bilen hein came out of Padan-aram; and Nowhere were the generations of Esau,

Birth of Benjamin.


Death and burul of Isaac 5 And they journeyed: and the terror of | 27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac his father Ciod was upon the cities that were round unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah (which about ther, and they did not pursue after is llebron) where Abraham and Isaac sothe sons of Jacob).

journed. 6 1 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the 2 And the days of Isaac were a hundred land of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he and all and four core years. the people that were with him.

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, 7 And he built there an altar, and called the and was gathered unto his people, being old place El-beth-el; because there God appear- and full of days; and his sons Esau and Ja ed unto him, when he fled from the face of cub baried hiin.' his brother. • But Deborahı, Rebekah's nurse, died, and 1 Esau's three wires. 6 His remoting to mount

CHAP. XXXVI. she was buried beneath Bethel, under an Serr. 9 His sons. 15 The dukes which descendods: and the name of it was called Allon od of his sons. 20 The sons and dukes of Seir. bachuth.

21.Anah findeth mules. 31 The kings of Edom. 99 And God appeared unto Jacob again

40 The dukes that descended of Esau.

COW blessed him.

who is Edom. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is ? Esau took his wives of the daughters of Jacob: thy name shall not be called any Canaan; 1d4h the daughter of Elon the more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; IIittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of and he called his name Israel.

Anal the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; 11 And God said unto him, I am God Al 3 And Basheinath, Ishunael's daughter, sismighty: be fruitful and multiply; a pation ter of Nebajoth. and a company of nations shall be of thee, 4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz; and and kings shall come out of thy loins. Bashemath bare Reuel;

12 And the land which I gave Abraham 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy and Korah: These are the sons of Esau, seed after thee will I give the land.

which were born unto him in the land of 13 And God went up from him, in the place Canaan. where he talked with him.

6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place and his daughters, and all the persons of his where he talked with him, even a pillar of house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and stone: and he poured a drink-offering there- all his substance which he had got in the on, and he poured oil thereon.

land of Canaan; and went into the country 15 And Jacob called the name of the place from the face of his brother Jacob. where God spake with hiin, Beth-el. 7 For their riches were more than that they 16 || And they journeyed from Beth-el; and Inight dwell together: and the land wherein there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: they were strangers could not bear them, and Rachel travailed, and she had hard la- because of their cattle. bour.

8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau 17 And it came to pass when she was in is Edom. hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, 9 And these are the enerat ons of Esau Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. the father of the Edomites, in mount Seir: 18 And it came to pass as her soul was in 10 These are the names of Esau's sons; departing, (for she died,) that she called his Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau; name Ben-oni: but his father called him Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau. Benjamin.

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, Teman, 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehein. 12 And I'imna was concubine to Eliphaz,

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz, Amathat is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this lek: these were the sons of Adah, Esau's

wife. 21 | And Israel journeyed, and spread his 13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Natent beyond the tower of Edar.

hath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: 22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt these were the sons of Bashemath, Esau's in that land, that Reuben went and lay with wife. Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel | 14 | And these were the sons of Aholibaheard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: mah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau, first-born, and Sinneon, and Levi, and Ju- Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. dah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

15 These were dukes of the sons of Esau : 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Ben- the sons of Eliphaz, the first-born son of jamin:

Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Ze25 Azad the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's hand-pho, duke Kenaz, maid; Dan, and Naphtali:

16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke 26 And the sons of Zilpalı, Leah's hand- Amalek: these are the dukes that came of maid; Gad, and Asher. These are the sons Eliphaz, in the land of Edom: these were of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan- the sons of Adah.

17 | And these are the sons of Reuel, Esau's




The kings of Edom. :


Joseph's tico dreams. Bon; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Sham- 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elalı, duke mah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that Pinon, came of Reuel, in the land of Edom: these 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, are the sons of Bashemath, Esau's wife. 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the

18 And these are the sons of Aholiba- dukes of Edom, according to their liabitamah, Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaa- tions, in the land of their possession: lie is lam, duke Koral: these were the dukes that Esau, the father of the Edomites. came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah,

CHAP. XXXVII. Esau's wife, 19 These are the sons of Esau (who is 2 Joseph is hated of his brethren. 5 His two

dreams. 13 Jacob sendeth him to visit his breEdom) and these are their dukes.

thren. 18 His brethren conspire his death. 21 20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite,

Reuben saveth him. 26 They sell him to the who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, Ishmaelites. 31 His father, deceived by the and Zibeon, and Anal,

bloody coat, mourneth for him. 36 He is sold 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: tu Potiphar in Egypt. These are the dukes af dhe Karites, the chil- A Nes Farebo dwela straheeland werein 22 And the children of Lotan were Hori, of Canaan. and Heman: and Lotan's sister was Timna. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Jo23 And the children of Shobal were these; seph being seventeen years old, was feeding Alyan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, the flock with his brethren, and the lad was and Onam.

with the sons of Billah, and with the sons 24 And these are the children of Zibeon; of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah brought unto his father their evil report. that found the mules in the wilderness, as he 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

children, because he was the son of his old 25 And the children of Anah were these: age: and he made him a coatof many colours. Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of . And when his brethren saw that their Anah.

father loved him more than all his brethren, 26 And these are the children of Dishon; they hated him, and could not speak peaceMemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Che-ably unto him.

5 T And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he 27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, told it his bretiren: and they hated him yet and Zaavan, and Akan.

the more. 28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz,

6 And he said unto them; Hear, I pray you, and Aran,

this dream which I have dreamed: 29 These are the dukes that came of the 7 For behold, we were binding sheaves in Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also Zibeon, duke Anah,

stood upright; and behold, your sheaves 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: stood round about, and made obeisance to these are the dukes that came of Hori, my sheaf. among their dukes in the land of Seir. 8 And his brethren said unto him, Shult

31 | And these are the kings that reigned thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou inin the land of Edom, before there reigned deed have dominion over us? And they any king over the children of Israel. hated him yet the more for his dreams and

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: for his words. and the name of his city was Dinhabahı. 9 And he dreamed yet another dream, 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. have dreamed a drearn more: and behold,

34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land the sun and the moon and the eleven stars of Temani reigned in his stead.

made obeisance to me. 35 And Huslam died, and Hadad the son 10 And he told it to his father, and to his of Bedad (who smote Midian in the field of brethren: and his father rebuked him, and Moab) reigned in his stead: and the name said unto him, What is this dream that thou of his city was Avith.

hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masre- thy brethren indeed coine to bow down our: kal reigned in his stead.

selves to thee to the earth? 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth 11 And his brethren envied him but bis by the river reigued in his stead.

father observed the saying. 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son 12 And his brethren went to feed their of Achbor reigned in his stead.

father's flock in Shechem. 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy and Hadar reigned in his stead : and the brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, name of his city was Pau; and his wife's and I will send thee unto them. And he name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Ma- said to him, Here am I. tred, the daughter of Mezahab.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see 40 And these are the names of the dukes whether it be well with thy brethren, and

Joseph is sold by his brethren. GENESIS.

The trespass of Onan. 15 And a certain man found him, and be-1 35 And all his sons and all his daughters hold, he was wandering in the field: and the rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be man asked him, saying, What seekest thou? comforted; and he said, For I will go down

16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. his father wept for him.

17 And the man said, They are departed 36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt hence: for I heard thein say, Let us go to unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and Dothan. And Joseph went after his bre-captain of the guard. thren, and found them in Dothan.

CHAP. XXXVIII. 18 And when they saw him afar off, even 1 Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. 6 Er before he came near unto them, they con marrieth Tamar. 8 The trespass of Onan. 11 spired against hiin to slay him.

Tumar stayeth for Shelah. 13 She deceiveth 19 And they said one to another, Behold Judah. 27 She beareth twins, Pharez and Za his dreamer cometh.

rah. < 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay, Lim: A Tudah went down from his brethren,

ND it came to pass at that time, that and cast him into some pit; and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him; and we and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose shall see what will become of his dreams. name was Ilirah.

21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered! 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a him out of their hands; and said, Let us not certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; kill him.

and he took her, and went in unto her. 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no 3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and 'blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the he called his name Er. wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that 4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; he might rid him out of their hands, to de- and she called his name Onan. liver him to his father again.

5 And she yet again conceived and bare a 23 And it came to pass when Joseph was son; and called his name Shelah : and he come unto his brethren, that they stript Jo- was at Chezib, when she bare him. seph out of his coat, his coat of many colours 6 And judah took a wife for Er his first. that was on him.

born, whose name was Tamar. 24 And they took hiin, and cast himn into al. 7 And Er, Judah’s first-born, was wicked pit: and the pit was empty, there was no in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD water in it.

slew him. 25 And they sat down to eat bread and 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto they lifted up their eyes and looked, and be- thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise hold, a company of Ishmaelites came from up seed to thy brother. Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery, 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not and balm, and myrrh, going to carry it down be his: and it came to pass, when he went to Egypt.

in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it 26 Ånd Judah said unto his brethren, What on the ground, lest that he should give seed profit is it if we slay our brother, and con- to his brother. ceal his blood ?

10 And the thing which he did displeased 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmael- the LORD: wherefore he slew him also. ites, and let not our hand be upon him; for 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter he is our brother, and our flesh: and his in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's brethren were content.

house, till Shelah my son be grown; (for he 28 Then there passed by Midianites, mer- said, Lest peradventure he die also as his chant-men; and they drew and lifted up Jo- brethren did :) and Tamar went and dwelt seph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the in her father's house. Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver: and 12 ? And in process of time, the daughter they brought Joseph into Egypt.

of Shuah, Judah's wife died: and Judah 29 | And Reuben returned unto the pit; was conforted, and went up unto his sheepand behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and shearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hine rent his clothes.

rah the Adullamite. 30 And he returned unto his brethren, and 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, said, The child is not: and I, whither shall thy father-in-law goeth up to Timnath, to I go?

shear his sheep. 31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed 14 And she put her widow's garments of a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the from her, and covered her with a vail, and blood:

wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, 32 And they sent the coat of many colours, which is by the way to Timnath: for she and they brought it to their father; and said, saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not This have we found: know now whether it given unto him to wife. be thy son's coat or no.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's be a harlot; because she had covered her coat; an evil beast hath devoured him: Jo-face. seph is without doubt rent in pieces.

16 And he turried unto her by the way, and . 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for thee; (for he knew not that she was his his son many days.

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Tamar deceiveth Judah.

CHAP. XXXIX. Joseph tempted by his mistress. thou give me, that thou mayest come in

3 And his master saw that the LORD was unto me?

with him, and that the LORD made all that 17 And he said, I willʻsend thee a kid from he did to prosper in his hand. the flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me

4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and a pledge, till thou send it?

he served him: and he made him overseer 18 And he said, What pledge shall I give over his house, and all that he had he put thee? and she said, Thy signet, and thy into his hand. bracelets, and thy staff that is in thy band :

5 And it came to pass from the time that he and he gave d her, and came in unto her, had made him overseer in his house, and and she conceived by liim.

over all that he had, that the Lord blessed 19 And she arose and went away and laid the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and by her vail from her, and put on the garments the blessing of the LORD was upon all that of her widowhood.

he had in the house, and in the field. 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of 6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's his friend the Adullamite, to receive his hand; and he knew not aught he had, save pledge from the woman's hand: but he found the bread which he did eat: and Joseph was

a goodly person, and well-favoured. 21 Then he asked the men of that place, 7 | And it came to pass after these things, saying, Where is the barlot that was openly that his master's wife cast her eyes upon by the way-side ? And they said, There Joseph: and she said, Lie with me. ivas no harlot in this place.

8 But he refused, and said unto his master's 22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I wie, Behold, my master wotteth not what is cannot find her; and also the men of the with me in the house, and he hath commitplace said, that there was no harlot in this ted all that he hath to my hand, Wrace.

9 There is none greater in this house than 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, I; neither hath he kept back any thing from lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, me, but thee, because thou art his wife: and thou hast not found her.

how then can I do this great wickedness, 24 (And it came to pass about three month and sin against God? after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Jo. thy daughter-in-law hath played the harlot; seph day by day, that he hearkened not unto and also, behold, she is with child by whore- her, to lie by her, or to be with her. dom. And Judal said, Bring her forth, and 11 And it came to pass about this time, that let her be burnt.

Joseph went into the house to do his busi-- 25 When she was brought forth, she sent ness; and there was none of the men of the to her father-in-law, saying, By the man house there within. whose these are, am I with child: and she 12 And she caught kim by his garment, said, Discern, I pray theè, whose are these, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment the signet, and bracelets, and staff. in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and 13 And it came to pass, when she saw that said, She hath been more righteous than I; he had left his garment in her hand, and because that I gave her not to Shelah my was fled forth, son: and he knew her again no more. 14 That she called unto the men of her

27 And it came to pass in the time of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he travail, that behold, twins were in her womb. hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock

28 And it came to pass when she travailed, us: he came in unto me to lie with me, and that the one put out his hand; and the mid- I cried with a loud voice:

wife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet 15 And it came to pass, when he heard that thread, saying, This came out first. I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his

29 And it came to pass as he drew back his garment with me, and fled, and got him out. hand, that behold, his brother came out; '16 And she laid up his garment by her, un. and she said, How hast thou broken forth? til his lord came home. this breach be upon thee: therefore his 17 And she spake unto him according to name was called Pharez.

these words, saying, The Hebrew servant 30 And afterward came out his brother that which thou hast brought unto us, came had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and unto me to mock me: his name was ealled Zarah.

18 And it came to pass as I lifted up my CHAP. XXXIX.

voice and cried, that he leh his garment 1 Joseph advanced in Potiphar's house. 7 He re- with me, and fled out.

sisteth his mistress's temptation. 13 He is 19 And it came to pass, when his master falsely accused, 20 He is cast into prison. 21 heard the words of his wife, which he spake God is with him there.

unto him, saying, After this manner did thy and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, 20 And Joseph's master took him, and put captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him into the prison, a place where the king's


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