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of the vath. this day.
Removal of Isaac to Gerar. GENESIS, XXVII. Abimelech's covenant with Isaac.
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and B. C. 1800. 29 That 1 thou wilt do us no hurt, as we received 2 in the same year an hundred i if thou
have not touched thee, and as we have fold: and the Lord blessed him.
shalt, &c. 2 found.
done unto thee nothing but good, and have 13 And the man waxed great, and went
sent thee away in peace: thou art now the forward, and grew until he became very 2 went going. blessed “ of the Lord. great.
30 And he made them a feast, and they 14 For he had possession of flocks, and c.19.3. did eat and drink. possession of herds, and great store of
31 And they rose up betimes in the servants. And the Philistines e envied 4 or, hus morning, and sware one to another: and him.
Isaac sent them away, and they departed 15 For all the wells which his father's
from him in peace. servants had digged, in the days of Abra
32 And it came to pass the same day, that ham his father, the Philistines had stopped
Isaac's servants came and told him conthem, and filled them with earth.
cerning the well which they had digged, 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go
and said unto him, We have found water. from us; for thou art much "mightier than sx.1.9. 33 And he called it 5 Shebah: therefore we,
6 j.e. the well the name of the city is 6 Beer-sheba unto 17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and
34 And Esau was forty years old when dwelt there.
he took to wife Judith the daughter of 18 And Isaac digged again the wells, of c c.36.2. Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath • the water which they had digged in the days
daughter of Elon the Hittite: of Abraham his father; for the Philistines 7 bitterness 35 Which were a grief of mind unto had stopped them after the death of Abra of spirit. Isaac and to Rebekah. ham: and he called their names after the
CHAP. XXVII. names by which his father had called them.
was old, and his eyes were dim, if so 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the
that he could not see, he called Esau his valley, and found there a well of 8 spring
& living eldest son, and said unto him, My son: ing water.
And said unto him, Behold, here am I. 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water
know not s the day of my death: is our's: and he called the name of the well
3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy Esek; because they strove with him.
weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go 21 And they digged another well, and 10 Muuta out to the field, and take 10 me some venistrove for that also: and he called the name
son; of it 11 Sitnah.
4 And make me savoury meat, such as I 12 And he removed from thence, and
love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; digged another well; and for that they
bless thee before I die.
may strove not: and he called the name of it
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake 12 Rehoboth; and he said, For now the 12 i.e. room. to Esau his son. And Esau went to the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall
field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. be fruitful in the land.
6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her 23 And he went up from thence to Beer
son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father sheba.
speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 24 And the LORD appeared unto him the
7 Bring me venison, and make me sa. same night, and said, I am the God of
voury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee Abraham thy father; fear not, i for I am
i l's.27.1,3. before the LORD, before my death. with thee, and will bless thee, and mul
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my tiply thy seed, for my servant Abraham's , ver.13. voice, j according to that which I commano sake.
thee. 25 And he * builded an altar there, and k c.35.1. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from called upon the name of the Lord, and
thence two good kids of the goats; and I pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's 1 ver.4. will make them savoury meat? for thy faservants digged a well.
ther, such as he loveth: 26 Then Abimelech went to him from
10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends,
that he may eat, and that he may bless and Phichol * the chief captain of his army.
thee before his death. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mo
n Ju.11.7. come ye to me, seeing ye hate " me, ando ver.16. ther, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy have sent me away, • from you?
P man, and I am a smooth man: 28 And they said, 13 We saw certainly
i3 secing we 12 My father peradventure will feel me, that the Lord was with thee: and we said, -0.21.23. and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and Let there be now an oath » betwixt us,
I shall bring a
curse upon me, and not a even betwixt us and thee, and let us make
blessing. a covenant with thee
13 And his mother said unto him, Upon
Ja.4.14. 9 j.e. con
11 j.e. hatred.
B. C. 1800.
2 Sa. 14.9.
thee, li ver.12
Jacob obtaineth the blessing. GENESIS, XXVII. Jacob's life threatened by Esat. me a be thy curse, my son: only obey my
31 And he also had made savoury meat, voice,
a 18..25.24. and brought it unto his father, and said 14 And he went, and fetched, and
unto his father, Let my father arise, and brought them to his mother: and his
eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may mother made savoury meat, such as his bc.25.28.
bless me. father loved.
32 And Isaac his father said unto him, 15 And Rebekah took 'goodly raiment desirable. Who art thou? And he said, I am thy of her eldest son Esau, which were with
son, thy first-born, Esau. her in the house, and put them upon Jacob 2 trembled 33 And Isaac 2 trembled very exceeding
with a great her younger son:
ly, and said, Who? where is he that hath 16 And she put the skins of the kids of greatly. taken 3 venison, and brought it me, and I the goats upon his hands, and
have eaten of all before c thou camest, smooth of his neck:
and have blessed him? yea, d and he shall 17 And she gave the savoury meat, and
be blessed. the bread, which she had prepared, into
34 And when Esau heard the words of the hand of her son Jacob.
his father, he cried with a great and ex18 And he came unto his father, and
ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his fasaid, My father: And he said, here am 1; Pr. 1.31, ther, Bless me, even me also, . O my who art thou, my son?
father! 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am
35 And he said, Thy brother came with Esau thy first-born; I have done accord- s 161.13.18. subtlety, s and hath taken away thy blesing as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee,
sing. sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul Zec.13.4. 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named
& 2 K.10.19. may bless me.
Jacob? 4 for he hath supplanted me these 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is
two times: he took away my birth right;" it that thou hast found it so quickly, my planter.
* i enterrup and, behold, now he hath taken away my son? And he said, Because the LORD A 6: 25,2634. blessing. And he said, Hast thou not thy God brought it to me.
reserved a blessing for me? 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come 5 before me. 37 And Isaac answered and said unto near,
Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, my son, whether thou be my very son k v.29. k and all his brethren have I given to him Esau, or not.
for servants; and with corn and wine have 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his or, support- I sustained 6 him: and what shall I do father; and he felt him, and said, The
now unto thee, my son? voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are
38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast the hands of Esau.
thou but one blessing, my father? bless 23 And he discerned him not, because
me, even me also, O my father! And Esau his hands were hairy, as his brotherm Is.65.14. lifted up his voice, and wept. Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
39 And Isaac his father answered and 24 And he said, Art thou my very son
said unto him, Behold thy dwelling shall Esau? And he said, " I am.
be ? the fatness of the earth, and of the 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and, Ep.4,25. dew of heaven from above: I will eat of my son's venison, that my fainess. 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and soul may bless thee. And he brought it c.25.2. • shalt serve thy brother: and it shall
Ps.60.9, 10. near to him, and he did eat: and he
come to pass when thou shalt have the dobrought him wine, and he drank.
p 2 K.8.20.
minion, that thou shalt break his yoke 26 And his father Isaac said unto him,
from off thy neck. Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
41 And Esau I hated Jacob because of
37.4,8. 27 And he came near, and kissed him:
the blessing wherewith his father blessed and he smelled the smell of his raiment, |He.11.20. him: and Esau said in his heart, the days and blessed " him, and said, See,' the Ca.4.11. of mourning · for my father are at hand, smell of my son is as the smell of a field 1 c.50.3. then will I slay " my brother Jacob. which the Lord hath blessed: 0
42 And these words of Esau her elder 28 Therefore God give thee of w the v He.6.7. son were told to Rebekah. And she sent dew of heaven, and the fatness of the D:33.2,2- and called Jacob her younger son, and earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow a Job 20.12. as touching thee, doth * comfort himself, down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, Ps.64.5. purposing to kill thee. and let thy mother's sons y bow down to y c.49.8. 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my thee: cursed be every one that curseth
voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my thee; ' and blessed be he that blesseth thee. - Nu.24.9. brother, a to Haran;
30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac a c.11.31. 44 And tarry with him a few days, until had made an end of blessing Jacob, and
thy brother's fury turn away; Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the
45 Until thy brother's anger turn away presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his
from thee, and he forget that which thou brother came in from his hunting.
28 hast done to him: then I will send, and
n 2 Sa.14.5.
o 2 Sa. 15.8.
Jacob's Vision at Beth-el.
GENESIS, XXIX. Jacob's arrival at Padan-Aram. fetch thee from thence. Why should I bel B. C. 1760. north, and to the south: and, in thee and deprived also of you both in one day?
in thy seed « shall all the families of the 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am Jos.1.5. earth be blessed. weary
life because of the daugh- c.26.35. 15 And, behold, I am with thee, 6 and ters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the 4 Ps.121.5-8. will keep a thee in all places whither thou daughters of Heth, such as these which e c.35.6. goest, and will bring thee again ' into are of the daughters of the land, what r He.13.5. this land; for I will not leave thee, until good shall my life do me.
I have done that which I have spoken to CHAP. XXVIII.
thee of. ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep,
and he said, Surely the Lord is in 5 this him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the
place, and I knew it not. daughters of Canaan.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, i to the house i Hos.12.2. dreadful is this place! this is none other of Bethuel, i thy mother's father; and take ; c.25.20. but the house of God, and this is the gate thee a wife from thence of the daughters
of heaven. of Laban, kthy mother's brother.
18 And Jacob rose up early in the morn3 And God Almighty bless thee, and
ing, and took the stone that he had put make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that assembly for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, a multitude of people;
of people. thou mayest be
and poured oil? upon the top of it. 4 And give thee the blessing of Abra- m2.12.2. 19 And he called the name of that place ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; of God. Beth-el: 2 but the name of that " city was that thou mayest inherit the 3 land wherein - Ju.1.2.26. called Luz at the first. thou art a stranger, which God gave unto : of thy so
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If Abraham.
journings. God will be with me, • and will keep me 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he
in this way that I
and will give me went to Padan-aram, unto Laban, son of
bread to eat, and raiment to put on, Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Re
21 So that I come again to my father's bekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
house in peace; then shall the ? LORD be 6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed 1 Jacob, and sent him away to Padan- q c.27.33. 22 And this stone, which I have set for aram, to take him a wife from thence; - c.35.7,14. a pillar, " shall be God's house: and of all and that, as he blessed him, he gave him
that thou shalt give me, I will surely, give a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a . Le.27.30. the tenth. unto thee. wife of the daughters of Canaan;
CHAP. XXIX. 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father lift up his
THEN Jacob ^ went on his journey, and his mother, and was gone to Padan-se
and came into the land of the 5
ple of the east. 8 And Esau seeing that the daugh
2 And he looked, and, behold, a well in ters of Canaan 6 pleased not Isaac his 6 were evil in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks father;
of sheep lying by it; " for out of that well 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and
they watered the flocks: and a great stono took unto the wives which he had, ? Ma- 7 ch.36.3, was upon the well's mouth. halath the daughter of Ishmael, Abras
3 And thither were all the flocks gatherham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be
ed: and they rolled the stone from the his wife.
well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and 10 And Jacob o went out from Beer-lo Hos.12.12. put the stone again upon the well's mouth sheba, and went toward 8 Haran.
8 called, Acts in his place. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place,
4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethand tarried there all night, because the
ren, whence be ye? And they said, Of sun was set: and he took of the stones of wc.27.43. Haran that place, and put them for his pillows,
5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laand lay down in that place to sleep.
ban the son of Nahor? And they said, We
i c.41. 12 And he - dreamed, and, behold, a
know him. ladder set up on the earth, and the top of
6 And he said unto them, 9 Is he well? 9 it reached to heaven: and,': behold, the
And they said, He is well; and, behold, angels of God ascending and descending kim? Rachel his daughter cometh with the on it,
sheep. 13 And, behold, the LORD stood above
7 And he said, Lo, 10 it is yet high day,
yet the day it; and said, I am the LORD God of Abra
neither is it time that the cattle should be ham thy father, « and the God of Isaac:
gathered together: water ye the sheep, and the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I
go and feed them. give it, and to thy seed;
11 break forth. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all 14 And thy seed - shall be as the dust of Mar.18.3.
the flocks be gathered together, and till the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad
they roll the stone from the well's mouth, to the west, and to the east, and to the 29 then we water the sheep.
+ Ps v3.2.
is called Basherath,
Mat.22.32. b c.13.16.
Lu.1.25. i c.24.28.
4 a month of
Birth of Jacob's Children. 9 And while he yet spake with them, B. C. 1760. week: and he gave him Rachel his daughRachel came with her father's sheep: for
ter to wife also. she kept them.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daugh 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw
ter, Bilhah a his handmaid, to be her maid Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's
30 And he went in also unto Rachel, brother, and the sheep of Laban his moth- ver.20. and he loved also Rachel
more than er's brother, that Jacob went near, and
Leah, and served with him yet seven other rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and c Ex.2.17. years. watered the flock of Laban his mother's
31 And when the Lord saw that Leah brother.
was hated, he d opened her womb: but 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted e c.30.1. Rachel was barren. up his voice, J and wept.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was 1 i.e. see a and she called his name 1 Reuben: for she her father's brother, & and that he was
said, Surely the Lord hath looked h upon Rebekah's son: i and she ran and told her 14.14,16. my affliction: now, therefore, my husband father.
will love me. 13 And it came to pass, when Laban
33 And she conceived again, and bare a heard the 2 tidings of Jacob his sister's 2 hearing. son; and said, Because the LORD hath son, that he ran to meet him, and en
heard that I was hated, he hath therefore braced him, and kissed j him, and brought Ro.16.6. given me this son also: and she called bis him to his house. And he told Laban all 3 i.e. hearing. name Simeon. these things.
34 And she conceived again, and bare a 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou
son; and said, Now this time will my husart my bone k and
band be joined unto me, because I have abode with him 4 the space of a month. 19.12. borne him three sons: therefore was his 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Be- days. name called 5 Levi.
sj.e. joined. cause thou art my brother, shouldest thou
35 And she conceived again, and bare a
Nu.18.2,4. therefore serve me for nought? tell me, son; and she said, Now will I praise the what shall thy wages be?
6 i.e. praise. LORD: therefore she called his name Ju16 And Laban had two daughters: the from bear
dah; 6 and ? left bearing. name of the elder was Leah, and the name
CHAP. XXX. of the younger was Rachel.'
17 Leah was tender-eyed; but Rachel m c.29.31. Jacob no children, m Rachel envied » was beautiful and well-favoured.
her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, o Job 5.2. children, o or else I die. I will serve thee seven years for Rachel
2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against thy younger daughter.
Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, 19 And Laban said, It is better that I p 1 Sa.1.5. who hath withheld p from thee the fruit of give her to thee, than that I should give
the womb? her to another man: abide with me.
3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, 20 And Jacob served i seven years
go in unto her; and she shall bear upon Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a
8 be built by
my knees, that I may also 8 have children few days, for the love he had to her."
by her. 21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me
4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmy wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I
maid 'to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. may go in unto her.
5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
6 And Rachel said, God hathu judged
Jno.2.1,2. 23 And it came to pass in the evening,
me, and hath also heard my voice, and that he took Leah his daughter, and brought
hath given me a son: therefore called she her to him;, and he went in unto her. 9 i.e.judging. his name
Dan. 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter
7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived Leah, Zilpah o his maid, for an hand
again, and bare Jacob a second son. maid,
8 And Rachel said, With 10 10 wrestlings
great wrest25 And it came to pass, that in the morn
lings have I wrestled with my sister, and ing, behold, it was Leah: and he said to
I have prevailed: and she called his name Laban, What is this thou hast done unto 11 j.e. my
. me? Did I not serve with thee for Rachel? wrestling 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearWherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
ing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave 26 And Laban said, It must not be so
her Jacob to wife. done in our country, 12 to give the younger 12 place. 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob before the first-born.
27 Fulfil her week, w and we will give 13 i.e. a troop 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and thee this also, for the service which thou or company. she called his name shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her 30 a second son
A NDe when chached sa rabat sbe v bare
n I Cor.3.3.
Jacob bearcth Joseph.
GENESIS, XXXI. Jacob's bargain with Laban. 13 And Leah said, 'Happy am I, for the B. C. 1747. thee ? since my coming: and now, when daughters o will call me blessed: and she 1 in my hep. shall I provide for mine own house “ also ? called his name 3 Asher.
piness. 31 And he said, What shall I give thee?
2 at my foot. 14 And Reuben went in the days of a 1T1.3.8. And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in Ca.6.9. any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, the field, and brought them unto his mo- 3 i.e.happy. I will again feed and keep thy flock: ther Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah,
32 I will pass through all thy flock toGive me, I pray thee, of thy son's man
day, removing from thence all the speckled drakes.
and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small
among the sheep, and the spotted and matter d that thou hast taken my husband? Nu,16,9,13. speckled among the goats: and of such and wouldest thou take away my son's
hire. mandrakes also? And Rachel said, There- c.31.8. 33 So shall my f righteousness answer
Ps.37.6. fore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy
in time to come, when it shall son's mandrakes.
come for my hire before thy face: every 16 And Jacob came out of the field in the
one that is not speckled and spotted among evening, and Leah went out to meet him,
the goats, and brown amongst the sheep, and said, Thou inust come in unto me;
that shall be counted stolen with me. for surely I have hired thee with my son's
34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it mandrakes. And he lay with her that
might be according to thy word. night.
35 And he removed that day the he17 And God hearkened 5 unto Leah, and
goats that were ring-straked and spotted, she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
and all the she-goats that were speckled 18 And Leah said, God hath given me
and spotted, and every one that had some my hire, because I have given my maiden
white in it, and all the brown among the to my husband: and she called his name
sheep, and gave them into the hands of his 5 Issachar."
5 i.e.an hire. 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare" 0.49:14, 36 And he set three days journey beJacob the sixth son.
iCh.12.22. twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the 20 And Leah said, God hath endued me
rest of Laban's flocks. with a good dowry; now will my husband
37 And Jacob took him rods of green because I have borne i c.29.34. poplar, and of the hasel and chestnut-tree; him six sons: and she called his name G6 1. e. dwell and pilled white strakes in them, and
made the white appear which was in the 21 And afterward she bare a daughter,
rods. and called her name ? Dinah.
38 And he set the rods, which he had 22 And God remembered · Rachel, and
pilled, before the flocks in the gutters in the
j 1 Sa.1.19. God hearkened to her, and opened her
watering-troughs, when the flocks came to wonib.
drink, that they should conceive when they 23 And she conceived, and bare a son;
came to drink. and said, God hath taken away k my re- k 1 Sa.1.6.
39 And the flocks conceived before the proach:
rods, and brought forth cattle ring-straked, 24 And she called his name : Joseph; : : 4. adding. speckled, and spotted.
I c.31.9 and said, The LORD shall add to me an
40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, other son.
and set the faces of the flocks toward the 25 And it came to pass, when Rachel
ring-straked, and all the brown in the flock had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto
of Laban: and he put his own flocks by Laban, Send me away, m that I may go un- me.24.54. themselves, and put them not unto Laban's to mine own place, ” and to my country.
cattle. 26 Give me my wives and my children,
41 And it came to pass, whensoever the for whom I have served thee, and let me
stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob go: for thou knowest my service which :: 316, laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle have done thee.
in the gutters, that they might conceive 27 And Laban said unto him, I
among the rods. thee, if I have found favour p in thine eyes, a c.39.3,5.
42 But when the cattle were feeble, he tarry: for I have learned by experience 1s.61.9. put them not in: so the feebler were Lathat the Lord hath blessed me i for thy 5:29;15. ban's, and the stronger Jacob's. sake.
43 And the man increased exceedingly, 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages,
and had much cattle, and maid-servants,
26.13,14. r and I will give it.
and men-servants, and camels, and asses. 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest
CHAP. XXXI. how I have served thee, ” and how thy broken cattle was with me.
sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away 30 For it was little which thou hadst be
all that was our father's; and of that which fore I came, and it is now 9 increased unto
was our father's hath he gotten all this a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed 31 Iglory.
7 i. e. judg
Job 42.12. u Mat.24.45.