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m 1 K.19.20. nn c.30.39.
GENESIS, XXXI. Laban's pursuit after Jacob. 2 And Jacob beheld « the countenance B. C. 1739. The rose up, and passed over the river, and of Laban, and, behold, it was not o toward
set his face d toward the mount Gilead. as before.
22 And it was told Laban on the third 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return & c.46.23. day, that Jacob was fled. unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy 22.214.171.124. 23 And he took his brethren with him, kindred; and I will be with thee. 1 as yesterday and pursued after him seven days jour4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Shume day ney; and they overtook him in the mount
before. Leah to the field, unto his flock;
of Gilead. 5 And said unto them, I see your father's
24 And God came to Laban the Syrian countenance, that it is not toward me as 1 c.20.3. in a dream by night, and said unto him, before; but the God of my father hath
Take heed that thou speak not .th Jacob been with me. 5
from good either a good or bad. 6 And ye know, that with all my power
25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now I have served your father.
Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount; 7 And your father hath deceived me,
and Laban with his brethren pitched in and changed my wages i ten times: but i ver.41. the mount of Gilead. God suffered him not to hurt me.j
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be
thou done, that thou hast stolen away thy wages; then all the cattle bare speck- ; c.20.6. unawares to me, and carried away my led: and if he said thus, The ring-straked
daughters, as captives taken with the shall be thy hire; then all the cattle bare
27 Wherefore didst thou flee away se9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle 3 hast stolen cretly, and 3 steal away from me; and of your father, and given them to me.
didst not tell me, that I might have sent 10 And it came to pass at the time that iJob 21.11,12. thee away with mirth, and with songs, the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine
with tabret, and with harp; eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold,
28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my the rams which leaped upon the cattle
sons m and my daughters? thou hast now were ring-straked, speckled, and grisled.
done foolishly in so doing. 11 And the angel of God o spake unto o c.48.16.
29 It is in the power of my
hand to do me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said,
you hurt: but the God of your father Here am I.P
spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes,
thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob and see, all the rams which leap upon the
either good or bad. cattle are ring-straked, speckled, and
30 And now, though thou wouldest needs grisled: for I have seen 9 all that Laban 9 Ex.3.7. be gone, because thou sore longedst after doeth unto thee.
thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou 13 I am the God of Beth-el,
stolen' my gods? thou anointedst the pillar, and where Ju.18.24. 31 And Jacob answered and said to Lathou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise,
ban, Because I was afraid: for I said, get thee out from this land, and return
Peradventure thou wouldest take by force unto the land of thy kindred.
thy daughters from me. 14 And Rachel and Leah answered and
32 With whomsoever thou findest thy said unto him, Is there yet any portion or
gods, let him not live: " before our brethinheritance for us in our father's house?
ren discern thou what is thine with me, 15. Are we not counted of him strangers?
and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not for he hath sold us, and hath quite de-o c.29.27.
that Rachel had stolen them. youred also our money.
33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, 16 For all the riches which God hath
and into Leah's tent, and into the two taken from our father, that is ours, and
maid-servants' tents; but he found them our children's: now then, whatsoever God
not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, hath said unto thee, do.
and entered into Rachel's tent. 17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons w ver.19. 34 Now Rachel had taken
the images, and his wives upon camels.
and put them in the camel's furniture, and 18 And he carried away all his cattle, Sfelt
. sat upon them. And Laban 5 searched and all his goods which he had gotten, the
all the tent, but found them not. cattle of his getting, which he had gotten
35 And she said to her father, Let it not in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his y? 4:28.21, displease my lord that I cannot rise up? father in the land of Canaan.
before thee; for the custom of women is 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: 2 Ju.17.5.
upon me. And he searched, but found and Rachel had stolen the 6 images « that
1 Sa.19.13. not the images. were her father's
36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to 7 the heart of with Laban: and Jacob answered and Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not
said to Laban, What is my trespass, what that he fled.
is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued 21 So he fled with all that he had; and 32 Tafter me?
2 c. 44.9.
AND Jacob went me this way, and the
Jacob's covenant with Laban. GENESIS, XXXII.
Jacob's vision. 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my B. C. 1739. |betwixt us. a And Jacob sware by the stuff, what hast thou found of all thy
fear b of his father Isaac. household-stuff? set it here before my
54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon brethren, and thy brethren, that they may
the mount, and called his brethren to eat judge betwixt 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 have 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 a them: and Laban departed, 39 That which was torn of beasts 1. c.30.25. and returned unto his place. brought not unto thee, I bare the loss of
CHAP. XXXII. it; w of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
of 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 1 Jos.5.14. 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 thy
3 And Jacobsent messengers before house; I served thee fourteen * years for 2 i.e.two hosts. him j to Esau his brother, unto the land thy two daughters, and six years for thy : Lo14.31,32. of Seir, the 3 country of Edom. cattle: and thou hast changed my wages
4 And he commanded them, saying, ten times.
Thus shall ye speak unto my " lord Esau; 42 Except the God of my father, then ver.2 Thy servant Jacob saiththus, I have God of Abraham, and P the fear of Isaac, P8.124.122
. sojourned with Laban, and stayed there had been with me, surely thou hadst sent p.ver.53. until now: me away now empty. God hath seen my
5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, affliction I and the labour of my hands, 9 Ex.3.7. and men-servants, and women-servants: and rebuked' thee yesternight.
r 1 Ch.12.17. and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may 43 And Laban answered and said untos c.33.8,15. find grace in thy sight. Jacob, These daughters are my daughters,
6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, and these children are my children, and
saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou
also he cometh to meet thee, and four hunseest is mine: and what can I do this day
dred men with him. unto these my 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 flocks, and herds, make a covenant, “ I and thou; and let it - c.26.28. and the camels, into two bands: be for a witness " between me and thee.
8 And said, If Esau come to the one 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it 20 c.23.18. company, and smite it, then the other up for a pillar.
company which is left shall escape. 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, 2 12.50.15. 9 And Jacob said, * O God of my father Gather stones; and they took stones, and
Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, made an heap: and they did eat there c.31.3. the LORD which saidst unto me, y Return upon the heap.
heap of unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and 47 And Laban called it 4 Jegar-saha- ls witness I will deal well with thee: dutha: but Jacob called it 5 Galeed.
heap of 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 thee this day. than all, 80 thou hast shewed unto thy servant: for Therefore was the name of it called Ga
with my staff I passed over this Jordan; leed;
I o become two bands, 49 And ? Mizpah; • for he said, The Job 8.7.
11 Deliver me,
pray thee, from the LORD watch between me and thee, when
hand of my brother, from the hand of we are absent one from another.
Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or
and smite me, and the mother 8 with the if thou shalt take other wives beside
c Ju.11.29. e children. daughters, no man is with us: see, God is a P8.59.1,2. 12 And thou f saidst, I will surely do & witness betwixt me and thee.
thee good, and make thy seed as the sand 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold | c.B.13-15. of the sea, which cannot be numbered for this heap, and behold this pillar, which I 9.11.10 multitude. have cast betwixt me and thee;
13 And he lodged there that same night; 52 This heap be witness,and this pillar ver.45,48. and took of that which came to his hand a be witness, that I will not pass over this i Pr.18.16. present i for Esau his brother; heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass
14 Two hundred she-goats, and twenty heover this heap and this pillar unto me, for
goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams, harm.
i. Jos.24.2. 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, 53 The God of Abraham, and the God
forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses, of Nahor, the God of their father, ; judge 33 and ten foals.
4 Chald. the
5 Heb. the
Ps.86.5. a Ps.61.7.
1 Sa.12.5, Je.42.5.
this band to thee?
De. 3.16. be that to thee that is thine.
Jacob wrestles with an Angel. GENESIS, XXXIII. Jacob's Interview with Esau.
16 And he delivered them into the hand B. C. 1739. and with him four hundred men. And he of his servants, every drove by themselves;
divided the children unto Leah, and unto and said unto his servants, Pass over be
Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. fore me, and put a space betwixt drove and
2 And he put the handmaids and their drove.
children foremost, and Leah and her chil17 And he commanded the foremost,
dren after, and Rachel and Joseph hindersaying, When Esau my brother meeteth
most. thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art
3 And he passed over before them, and thou? and whither goest thou? and whose a c.18.2. bowed himself to the ground “ seven times, are these before thee?
until he came near to his brother. 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy ser
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and emvant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my
braced him, and fell on his neck, o and lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind
kissed him: and they wept.
5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the 19 And so commanded he the second,
women and the children; and said, Who and the third, and all that followed the 1 to thee. are those with thee? And he said, The droves, saying, On this manner shall ye
children which God hath graciously given speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
thy servant. 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy
6 Then the handmaidens came near, they servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I
and their children, and they bowed themwill appease him with the present that go-le Pr.21.14.
selves. eth before me, and afterward I will see his
7 And Leah also with her children came face; peradventure he will accept of? me.
2 my face.
near, and bowed themselves: and after 21 So went the present over before him: 3 what is all came Joseph near and Rachel, and they and himself lodged that night in the com
bowed themselves. pany.
c.32.5,16. 8 And he said, What 3 meanest thou by 22 And he rose up that night, and took
all this drove which I met? And he said, his two wives, and his two women-servants,
These are to find grace s in the sight of and his eleven sons, and passed over the caused to ford Jabbok. 5
9 And Esau said, I have enough, my bro23 And he took them, and 5 sent them illos.12.3,4. ther; keep 4 that thou hast unto thyself.
6 ascending of over the brook, and sent over that he had.
10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if 24 And Jacob was left alone: and there j c.43.3.
now I have found grace in thy sight, then wrestled ' a man with him until the 6 break- k 1 Sa.25.27. receive my present at my hard: for thereing of the day.
7 all things.
fore I have seen thy face, j as though I had 25 And when he saw that he prevailed 1 Ph.4.18. seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased
m 2 K.5.16,23. not against him, he touched the hollow of
with me. his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh 1 Co.15.58. 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
is brought to thee; because God hath dealt 26 And he said, Let me go, for the days a Prince of graciously with me, and because I have ? breaketh. And he said, I will not let n thee
enough. And he urged him, " and he go, except thou biess me. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy
12 And he said, Let us take our journey; name? and he said, Jacob.
9 according to
and let us go, and I will go before thee. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be call tehe foot of 13 And he said unto him, My lord know
so work,go. ed no more P Jacob, but 8 Israel: for us a and accord eth that the children are tender,and the
ing to the prince hast thou power with 9 God and with
flocks and herds with young are with me;
foot of the * and haet prevailed.
and if men should over-drive them one day, 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell
10 i.e. the face all the flock will die.
of God. me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, c.32.3, 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over Wherefore is it that thou dost ask s after
before his servant: and I will lead on softmy name? And he blessed him there.
ly, according as the cattle that goeth be30 And Jacob called the name of the
fore me and the children be able to endure, place ? Peniel: for I have seen God face 63.22,23. until I come unto my lord unto Seir. to * face, and my life is preserved.
Jno. 1.18. 15 And Esau said, Let me now 31 And as he passed over Penuel the
with thee some of the folk that are with me. sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his 12 set for place. And he said, 12 What needeth it? let me thigh.
grace in the sight " of my lord. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat
16 So Esau returned that day on his way not of the sinew which shrank, which is
unto Seir. upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day:
17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, because he touched the hollow of Jacob's 13 i.e. bonths and built him an house, and made booths thigh in the sinew that shrank.
for his cattle: therefore the name of the CHAP. XXXIII.
is called Acts place is called 13 Succoth.
18 And Jacob came to Shalem, * a city looked, and, behold, Esau came, y 34 of 14 Shechem, which is in the land of Ca
Hos.12.3,4. took it.
AND Jacob lifted
7.16, Emmor. 2 lambs.
d 2 K.5.1.
5 to the heart
very * c.49.7.
Murder of the Shechemites. naan, when he came from Padan-aram; B. C. 1739. and we will become one people. and pitched his tent before the city.
17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, 19 And he bought « a parcel of a field, a c.23.17; to be circumcised; then will we take our where he had spread his tent, at the hand
daughter, and we will be gone. of the children of 1 Hamor, Shechem's
I called, Acts
18 And their words pleased Hamor, and father, for an hundred 2 pieces of mo
Shechein, Hamor's son. ney.
19 And the young man deferred not to 20 And he erected there an altar,' and 6.c.35.7 do the thing, because he had delight in called it 3 El-elohe-Israel.
Jacob's daughter: and he was more honCHAP. XXXIV.
God of Israel. ourable d than all the house of his father. ND Dinah the daughter of Leah, e c.30.21. 20 And Hamor and Shechem his son
came unto the gate of their city, and comout f to see the daughters of the land. f Tit.2.5 muned with the men of their city, saying, 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor
21 These men are peaceable with us; the Hivite, prince of the country, saw
therefore let them dwell in the land, and her, 5 he took her, and lay with her, and $39.14.1. trade therein; for the land, behold, it is defiled 4 her.
4 humbled her. large enough for them; let us take their 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the h Ru.1.14. daughters to us for wives, and let us give daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam
them our daughters. sel, and spake 5 kindly' unto the damsel.
22 Only herein will the men consent
of the damsel. 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Ha- i ver.15.17. unto us for to dwell with us, to be one mor, saying, Get me this damsel ; to wife. j Ju.14.2.
people, if every male among us be cir5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled
cumcised, as they are circumcised. Dinah his daughter: now his sons were
23 Shall not their cattle, and their subwith his cattle in the field; and Jacob held k Pr.1.12,13. stance, and every beast of theirs, * be ours? his peace? until they were come. 1 1 Sa.10-27. only let us consent unto them, and they 6 And Hamor the father of Shechem
will dwell with us. went out unto Jacob, to commune with him.
24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of
his son hearkened ail that m went out of the field when they heard it: and the
the gate of his city; and every male was men were grieved, and they were n
circumcised, all that went out of the gate wroth, because he had wrought folly • in o Jos.7.15.
of his city. Israel, in lying with Jacob's daughter;
25 And it came to pass on the third day, which thing ought not to be done.
when they were sore, that two of the sons 8 And Hamor communed with them,
of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethsaying, The soul of my son Shechem 70.49.5 7. ren, took each man his sword, and I came longeth for your daughter: I pray you
upon the city boldly, and slew all the males. give her him to wife.
26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his 9 And make ye marriages with us, and
son with the
edge of the sword, and took give your daughters unto us, and take our
Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went daughters unto you.
out. 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the land shall be before you;
s dwell and sc.13.9. slain, and spoiled the city, because they trade ye therein, and get you possessions
had defiled their sister. therein.
28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, 11 And Shechem said unto her father
and their asses, and that which was in the and unto her brethren, Let me find grace
city, and that which was in the field, in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto
29 And all their wealth, and all their little me I will give.
ones, and their wives took they captive, 12 Ask me never so much dowry " and u Ex.22.17. and spoiled even all that was in the house. gift, and I will give ” according as ye shall v Pr.26.25. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife. 20 Jos.7.25. Ye have troubled w me, to make me to 13 And the sons of Jacob answered 1 Er.5.21. stink
* the inhabitants of the land, Shechem and Hamor his father deceitful
among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: ly, and said, Because he had defiled Dinah y De.4.27. and I being few y in number, they shall their sister.
gather themselves together against me, 14 And they said unto them, We cannot and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I do this thing, to give our sister to one that
and my house. is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach
31 And they said, Should he deal with 2 unto us:
our sister as with an harlot ? 15 But in this will we consent unto you.
CHAP. XXXV. If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised, a
to Beth-el, and dwell there; and 16 Then will we give our daughters c c.27:43 make there an altar unto God, that ap
28.13,19. unto you, and we will take your daugh
peared unto thee when thou fleddesto ters to us, and we will dwell with you, 35 from the face of Esau thy brother.
2 Sa 13.12 p De...17.
1 Sa. 13.4.
Hos.2.13. 1 Ju.9.6.
Jacob summoned to Beth-el.
The Generations of Esau. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, B. C. 1732. that is the pillar of Rachel's grave b unto and to all that were with him, Put away the
this day. strange gods that are among - you, and 1 Sa.10.2. 21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his be • clean, and change your garments: Ps.101.2-7. tent beyond the tower # of Edar. 3 And let us arise and go up to Beth-el;
22 And it came to pass, when Israel and I will make there an altar unto God, 1 Sa.7.3. dwelt in that land, that Reuben & went and who answered me in the day " of my
lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and tress, and was with me i in the way which :19: Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob I went.
were twelve: j 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the h 0 32.7.24.
23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's strange gods which were in their hand, and 2 c.28.2). first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Juall their ear-rings k which were in their
j c. 63.8.
dah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: ears; and Jacob hid them under the oakk Ex.22.3,4. 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and which was by Shechem.
Benjamin: 5 And they journeyed: and the terror of
25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's God m was upon
the cities that were round m Ex.23.27. handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: about them, and they did not pursue after
26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handthe sons of Jacob.
maid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons 6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the
of Jacob, which were born to him in Paland of Canaan, that is Beth-el, he and all
dan-aram. the people that were with him.
27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father, 7 And he built there an altar, and called o Jus.14.15.
Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, the place ? El-beth-el: because there God 1 i.e. the God which is Hebron, where Abraham and
appeared unto him, when he fled from the of Bethel. Isaac sojourned. face of his brother.
28 And the days of Isaac were an hun8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died,
dred and fourscore years. and she was buried beneath Beth-el, under
29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and an oak; and the name of it was called a devenir che come died, and was 7 gathered unto his people, Allon-bachuth.
being old and full of days: and his sons 9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, - c.25.9.
Esau " and Jacob buried him. when he came out of Padan-aram, and
CHAP. XXXVI. blessed him.
OW these are the generations of 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is s c.25.30.
Esau, who is Edom.; Jacob: thy name shall not be called any
2 Esau took his wives of the daughters more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: 1 c.26.34. of Canaan; • Adah the daughter of Elon and he called his name Israel.
the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter 11 And God said unto him, o I am God c.17:
of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the HiAlmighty: be fruitful and multiply; a na
vite; tion, and a company of nations, shall be of
3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, thee; and kings shall come out of thy loins:
sister of Nebajoth. 12 And the land which I gave
4 And Adah bare to Esau, - Eliphaz; and Isaac, to the? I will give it, and to thy
and Bashemath bare Reuel. seed after thee wiil I give the land.
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Ja13 And God went up from him, y in the y c.17.22. alam, and Korah. These are the sons of place where he talked with him.
Esau, which were born unto him in the 14 And Jacob set up a pillar
? in the : c.29.18.
land of Canaan. place where he talked with him, even a pil
6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, lar of stone; and he poured a drink-offer- 3 souls. and his daughters, and all the persons ing thereon, and he poured oil thereon:
of his house, and his cattle, and all his 15 And Jacob called the name of the
beasts, and all his substance, which he had place where God spake with him, Beth-el.
got in the land of Canaan; and went into 16 And they journeyed from Beth-el;
the country, from the face of his brother and there was but ^ a little way to come to 4 a little piece Jacob: Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she ground. 7 For their riches were more than that had hard labour.
they might dwell together; and the land 17 And it came to pass,
when she was in c De.2.5. wherein they were strangers could not « hard labour, that the midwife said unto a la.2.12. bear them, because of their cattle. her, Fear not; I thou shalt have this son i.e. the son 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir. C also.
Esau is Edom. 18 And it came to pass, as her d soul was i.e. the son 9 And these are the generations of Esau in departing, (for she died,) that she called of the right the father of 5 the Edomites in mount his name 6 Ben-oni: but his father called < c.48.7. Seir.
| Ru.1.2. him? Benjamin.
10 These are the names of Esau's sons; 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in
Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, the way to Ephrath, I which is Beth-lehem.
Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave:
w Abraham > c.12.7.
4.11. Mi.5.2. Mat.2.6.