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Jacob's covenant with Laban: CHAP. XXXII. His message and present to Esuu.
35 And she said to her father, Let it 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold not displease my lord that I cannot rise up this heap, and behold this pillar, which I before thee; for the custom of women is have cast betwixt me and thee ; upon me. And he searched, but found 52 This heap be witness, and this pillar not the images.
be witness, that I will not pass over this 36 | And Jacob was wroth, and chode heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass with Laban: and Jacob answered, and over this heap and this pillar unto me, for said to Laban, What is my trespass ? what harm. is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued 53 The God of Abrahan:, and the God after me?
of Nahor, the God of their father, judge 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear stuff, what hast thou found of all thy house of his father Isaac. hold-stuff? set it here before my brethren, 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon and thy brethren, that they may judge be-the mount, and called his brethren to eat twixt us both.
bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried 38 This twenty years have I been with all night in the mount. thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats bave not 55 And early in the morning Laban rose cast their young, and the rams of thy flock up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, have I not eaten.
and blessed them: and Laban departed, 39 That which was torn of beasts, I and returned unto his place. brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of
CHAP. XXXII. ther stolen by day, or stolen by night.
angels of God met him. 40 Thus I was; in the day the drought 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, consumed me, and the frost by night; and This is God's host: and he called the my sleep departed from mine eyes. name of that place Mahanaim.
41 Thus have I been twenty years in 3 And Jacob sent messengers before thy house : I served thee fourteen years him to Esau his brother, unto the land of for thy two daughters, and six years for Seir, the country of Edom. thy cattle: and thou hast changed my 4 And he commanded them, saying, Wages ten times.
Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau ; 42 Except the God of my father, the Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have soGod of Abraham, and the Fearof Isaac had journed with Laban, and stayed there unbeen with me, surely thou hadst sent me til now: away now empty. God hath seen mine 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, affliction, and the labour of my hands, and and men-servants, and women-servants : rebuked thee yesternight.
and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may 43 And Laban answered, and said unto find grace in thy sight. Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, 6 | And the messengers returned to and these children are my children, and Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, seest is mine; and what can I do this day and four hundred men with him. unto these iny daughters, or unto their 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and children which they have borne ? distressed: and he divided the people that
44 Now therefore come thou, let us was with him, and the focks, and herds, make a covenant, I and thou; and let it and the camels into two bands; be for a witness between me and thee. 8 And said, If Esau come to the one
45 Aud Jacob took a stone, and set it company, and smite it, then the other comup for a pillar.
pany which is left shall escape. 46 And jacob said unto his brethren, 9 | And Jacob said, O God of my
faGather stones; and they took stones, and ther Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, made a heap: and they did eat there the LORD which saidst unto me, Return upon the heap.
unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadu- I will deal well with thee: tha: but Jacob called it Galeed:
10 I am not worthy of the least of all 48 And Laban said, This heap is a wit- the mercies, and of all the truth, which ness between me and thce this day. There-thou hast shewed unto thy servant : for fore was the name of it called Galeed : with my staff I passed over this Jordan,
49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD and now I am become two bands. watch between me and thee, when we are 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the absent one from another.
hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or for I fear him, lest he will come and smite if thou shalt take other wives besides my me, and the mother with the children. daughters; no man is with us; sec, God 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do is witness betwixt me and thee.
thee good, and make thy seed as the sand
Jacob wrestles with an angel : GENESIS. His kind meeling with Esau. of the sea, which cannot be numbered forj 31 And as he passed over Penuel, the inultitude.
sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his 13 | And he lodged there that same thigh. night, and took of that which came to his 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat hand a present for Esau his brother; not of the sinew which shrank, which is
14 Two bundred she-goats and twenty upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty day; because he touched the hollow of rams,
Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses Aed, and behold, Esau came, and with 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts,
eyes, and look and ten foals.
16 And he delivered them into the hand of him four hundred men. And he divided liis servants, every drove by themselves; the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and said unto his servants, Pass over before and unto the two handmaids. me, and puta space betwixt drove and drove. 2 And he put the handmaids and their
17 And he commanded the foremost, children foremost, and Leah and her chil. saying, When Esau my brother meeteth dren after, and Rachel and Joseph hinderthee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art most. thou ? and whither goest thou ? and whose 3 And he passed over before them, and are these before thee ?
bowed himself to the ground seven times, 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy until he came near to his brother. servant Jacob's : it is a present sent unto 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and emmy lord Esau: and behold also he is be- braced him, and fell on his neck, and kisshind us.
ed him : and they wept. 19 And so commanded he the second, 5. And be lifted up his eyes, and saw the and the third, and all that followed the women and the children, and said, Whoare droves, saying, On this manner shall ye those with thee? And he said, The children speak unto Esau, when ye find him. which God hath graciously given thy ser
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy vant. servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, 6 Then the handmaidens came near, I will appease him with the present that they and their children, and they bowed goeth before me, and afterward I will see themselves. his face; peradventure he will acceptofme. 7 And Leah also with her children came
21 So went the present over before him; near, and bowed themselves; and after and himself lodged that night in the com- came Joseph near and Rachel, and they pany.
bowed themselves. 22 And he rose up that night, and took 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all his two wives, and his two women-ser- this drove which I met? And he said, rants, and his eleven sons, and passed These are to findgrace in the sight of my lord. over the ford Jabbok.
9 And Esau said, I have enough, my 23 And he took them, and sent them over brother; keep that thou hast unto thyseli. the brook, and sent over that he had. 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee,
24 | And Jacob was left alone; and if now I have found grace in thy sight, then there wrestled a man with him, until the receive my present at my hand: for therebreaking of the day.
fore I have seen thy face, as though I had 25 And when he saw that he prevailed seen the face of God, and thou wast pleasnot against him, he touched the hollow ofed with me. his thigh : and the hollow of Jacob's thigh. 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing thal, was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. is brought to thee ; because God hath
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day dealt graciously with me, and because I breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee have enough : and he urged him, and he 80, except thou bless me.
took it. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy 12 And he said, Let us take our journame? And he said, Jacob.
ney, and let us go, and I will go before ihee. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be call- 13 And he said untohim, My lord knowed no more Jacob, but Israel: for as aleth that the children are tender, and the prince hast thou power with God, and flocks and herds with young are with me, ivith men, and hast prevailed.
and if men should over-drive them one 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell day, all the fock will die. me, I pray thee, thy name : And he said, 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my before his servant : and I will lead on name? And he blessed him there.
softly, according as the cattle that goeth 30 And Jacob called the name of the before me and the children be able to enplace Peniel : for I have seen God face to dure; until I come unto my lord unto Seir. face, and my life is preserved.
15 And Esau said, Let me now leave