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31 And the man came into the | 46 And before I had done speaking house.
| in my heart, behold, Rebekah came 32 And he unburdened his camels, forth with her pitcher on her shoulder, and gave straw and provender for the and she went down unto the well and camels, and water to wash his feet, drew water. and the men's feet that came with 47 And I said unto her, Let me him.
| drink I pray thee; 33 And there was set before him 48 And she made haste, and let food to eat; but he said, I will not down ber pitcher from ber shoulder, eat until I have told mine errand. and said, Drink, and I will give thy
34 And Laban said, Speak on. And camels drink alsó ; so I drank, and he said, I am Abraham's servant; she made the camels drink also.
35 And the Lord hath blessed my 49 And I asked her and said, Whose master greatly, and he is become daughter art thou ? great, and he hath given him flocks, 50 And she said, The daughter of and herds, and silver, and gold; and Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah men servants, and maid servants, and bare unto him. camels, and asses.
| 51 And I gave the ear-rings unto 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, her, to put into her ears, and the bare a son to my master when she bracelets upon her hands. was old; and unto him hath he given 52 And I bowed down my head, all that he bath.
and worshipped the Lord, and blessed 37 And my master made me swear, the Lord God of my master Abraham, saving, Thou shalt not take a wife to who had led me in the rigbt way to my son of the daughters of the take my master's brother's daughter Canaanites, in whose laend I dwell: unto his son.
38 But thou shalt gounto my father's 53 And now, if thou wilt deal kindly house, and to my kindred, and take aand truly with my master, tell me; wife unto my son.
and if not, tell me; that I may turn 39 And I said unto my master, Per- to the right band or to the left. haps the woman will not follow 54 Then Laban and Bethuel answer. me.
ed. and said, The thing proceedeth 40 And he said unto me. The Lord, | from the Lord; we cannot speak unto before whom I walk, will send bis thee bad or good. angel with thee, and he will prosper 55 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, thy way;
take her and go, and let her be thy 41 And thou shalt take a wife for master's son's wife, as the Lord hath my son, of my kindred, and of my spoken. father's house; then shalt thou be 56 And it came to pass, that, when clear of my oath.
Abrabam's servant heard these words, 42 When thon comest to my kindred, he worshipped the Lord, bowing himand if they give thee not a wife for self to the earth. my son, thou shalt be clear from my 57 And the servant brought forth oath.
jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, 43 And I came this day unto the and raiment, and gave to Rebekah. well, and said, O Lord God of my | He gave also to her brother, and to master Abraham, if now thou wilt her mother, precious things. prosper my way which I go;
58. And they did eat and drink, he 44 Behold, I stand by the well of and the men that were with bim, and water; and it shall come to pass that tarried all night. when the virgin cometh forth to draw 59 And they arose up in the mornwater, and I say to her, Give me Iing, and he said, Send me away unto pray thee a little water of thy pitcher my master. to-drink;
60 And her brother, and her mother, 45 And if she say to me, Both drink said, Let the damsel abide with us at thou, and I will also draw for thy the least ten days; after that she shall camels; the same is the woman whom go. the Lord hath appointed out for my 61 And he said unto them, Hinder master's son.
| me not, seeing the Lord hath pros
pered my way; send me away, that and Eldaah. All these were the I may go unto my master.
children of Keturah. 62 And they said, We will call the 5 And Abraham gave all that he damsel and enquire at her mouth. had unto Isaac.
63 And they called Rebekah, and 6 But unto the sons of the concusaid unto her, Wilt thou go with this bines, which Abraham had, Abraham man?
gave gifts, and sent them away from 64 And she said, I will go. And Isaac his son, while he vet lived, eastthey sept away Rebekah their sister, ward, unto the cast country and her nurse, and Abraham's sery- 7 And these are the number of the ant, and bis men.
years of Abraham's life, which he 65 And they blessed Rebekah, and lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen said unto her. Othou, our sister, be vears. tbou blessed of thousands-of mil. 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, lions; and let thy seed possess the and died in a good old age, an old gate of those who hate them.
man, and full of years; and was 66 And Rebekah arose, and her gathered to his people. damsels, and they rode upon the 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael canels, and followed the man; and buried him in the cave of Machpelah, the servant took Rebekah and went in the field of Ephron the son of his way.
Zohar the Hittite, which is before 67 And Isaac came from the way Mamre; of the well La-hai-roi; for he dwelt in 10 The field which Abraham purthe south country.
chased of the sons of lleth ; there was 65 And Isaac went out to meditate | Abrabam buried, and Sarah his wife. in the field at eventide: and he lifted 11 And it came to pass after the op his eyes, and saw, and behold the death of Abraham, that God blessed camels coming
his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by 69 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, the well La-hai-roi.
saw Isaac, she lighted 12 Now these are the generations of of the camel; for she said unto the Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Ilagar servant, What man is this that walk-the Egyptian, Sarah's hand-maid, eth in the field to meet us?
bare unto Abraham ; To And the servant said, It is my 13 And these are the names of the master; therefore she took a veil and sons of Isbmael, by their names, covered herself.
according to their generations; the 71. And the servant told Isaac all tirst-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and things that he had done.
Kedar, anil Adbeel, and Mibsam. - And Isaac brought her into his 14 And Mishme. and Dumah. and mother Sarah's tent, and took Re Massa. bekah, and she became his wife; and 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Nabe loved her.
phish, and Kedemah ; 73 And Isaac was comforted after 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, his mother's death.
and these are their names, by their CHAPTER XXV.
towns, and by their castles: twelve Abraham marristh hiturah--His death
princes according to their nations. The enrrutims of Blomerel-His sleuti The inrth of Esau and Jacob--Exau sclleth
17 And these are the number of the hur birthright.
years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred THEN again Abraham took a wife, and thirty and seven years; and he landi her name was Keturah. gave up the ghost and died, and was 2 And she bare him Zimran, and gathered unto his people. Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, 18 And they dwelt from Javilah and Ishbak, and Shuah.
unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as 3 And Joksban begat Sheba, and thou goest toward Assyria ; and be Dedan. And the sons of Dedan died in the presence of all his were Aeshurim, and Letushim, and brethren. Leummim.
19 And these are the generations of 4 And the sons of Midian ; Epbah, | Isaac, Abraham's son; Abraham be. and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, I gat Isaac;
20 And Isaac was forty years old his way. Thus Esau despised his when he took Rebekah to wife, the birthright. daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of
CHAPTER XXVI. Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Isaac goeth to Gerar-God blesseth him-He Syrian.
denicth his wife-Esau marrieth, 21 And Isaac entreated the Lord' AND there was a famine in the for his wife, that she might bare A land, besides the first famine children, because she was barren. that was in the days of Abraham. And the Lord was entreated of him, And Isaac went unto Abimelech king and Rebekab his wite conceived. of the Philistines unto Gerar.
22 And the children struggled to. | 2 And the Lord appeared unto him, gether within her womb; and she and said, Go not down into Egypt; said. If I am with child. Why is it dwell in the land which I shall tell thus with me? And she went to thee of. enquire of the Lord.
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will 2:3 And the Lord said unto her, Two be with thee, and will bless thee; for nations are in thy womb, and two unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will manner of people shall be separated give all these countries, and I will from thy bowels; and the one people perform the oath which I sware unto shall be stronger than the other Abraham thy father: people; and the elder shall serve the 4 And I will make thy seed to mulyounger.
tiply as the stars of heaven, and will 24 And when her days to be de give unto thy seed all these countries; livered were fulfilled, behold, there and in thv sced shall all the nations were twins in her womb,
of the carth be blessed : 25 And the first came out red, all 5 Because that Abrabam obeyed my over like a hairy garment; and they voice, and kept my charge, ny comcalled his name Esau.
mandments, my statutes, and my laws. 26 And after that came his brother 6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. out, and bis hand took hold on Esau's 7 And the men of the place asked beel; and his name was called Jacob; him concerning his wife: and he and Isaac was threescore years old said, She is iny sister; for he feared when she hare them.
to say, She is my wife : lest, the men 27 And the boys grew; and Esau of the place should kill him for to was a cunning hunter, a man of the get Rebekah; because sbe was fair to field; and Jacob was a plain man, look upon. dwelling in tents.
And it came to pass, when he had 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because I been there a long time, that Abimehe did eat of his venison; but Re-lech king of the Philistines looked bekah loved Jacob.
out at a window, and saw, and, be29 And Jacob sod pottage; and hold, Isaac was sporting with RebeEsau came from the field, and he was kab his wife. faint;
9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed said, Behold, of a surety Rebekah is me, I pray thee, with that same red thy wife; and how saidst thou she pottage; for I am faint; therefore is thy sister? And Isaac said unto was his name called Edom.
| him, I said it because I feared lest I 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this die for her. day thy birthright.
10 And Abimelech said, What is 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at this thou hast done unto us? one of the point of dying; and what shall the people might lightly have lain this birthright profit me?
with thy wife, and thou shouldest 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me have brought guiltiness upon us. this day; and he swore unto him; 11 And Abimelech charged all his and he sold his birthright unto people, saying, He that toucheth this Jacob.
man or his wife shall surely be put 34 Then Jacob cave Esau bread; to death. and pottage of lentiles; and he did 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, eat and drink, and rose up, and went and received in the same year a hun
dred-fold; and the Lord blessed him. / friends, and Phichol the chief captain
13 And the man waxed great, and of his army. went forward, and grew until be be- 27 And Isaac said unto them, came very great;
Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye 14 For he had possession of flocks, hate me, and have sent me away and possesion of herds, and great from you? store of servants; and the Philistines 28 And they said, We saw certainly enried bim.
that the Lord was with thee; and we 15 For all the wells which his fa- said, Let there be now an oath bether's servants bad digged in the twixt us, even betwixt us and thee, days of Abraham his father, the i and let us make a covenant with Philistines had stopped them, and thee; fined them with earth.
29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaa as we have not touched thee, and as Gofrom us; for thou art much might-we bave done unto thee nothing but ier than we.
good, and have sent thee away in 17 And Isaac departed thence, and peace; thou art now the blessed of pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, the Lord. and dweit there.
30 And he made them a feast, and 18 And Isaac digged again the they did eat and drink. wells of water, which they had digged 31 And they rose up betimes in the in the days of Abraham his father; morning, and sware one to another; for the Philistines bad stopped them and Isaac sent them away, and they anter the death of Abraham; and he departed from him in peace. called their names after the names 32 And it came to pass the same by which his father had called them. day, that Isaac's servants came, and
12 And Isaac's servants digged in told him concerning the well which the valley, and found there a well of they had digged, and said unto him, springing water.
We have found water. 20 And the herdman of Gerar did 33 And he called it Sheba ; therestrive with Isaac's berdmen, saying, fore the name of the city is BeerThe water is ours; and be called the sheba unto this day. Game of the well Esek; because they 34 And Esan was forty years old strore with him.
when he took to wife Judith the 21 And they digged another well, daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and and se for that also; and he Bashemath the daughter of Elon the called ", maine of it Sitnah.
Hittite ; 92 And he reinored from thence, 35 Which were a grief of mind unto and digged another well; and for Isaac and to Rebekah. that they strove not; and he called
CHAPTER XXVII. the name of it Rehoboth; and he Jacob iny stratagem obtaineth the blessing. said, For now the Lord hath made i AND it came to pass, that when room for us, and we shall be fruitful A Isaac was old. and his eyes were in the land.
dim, so that he could not see, he call23 And he went up from thence to ed Esan his eldest son, and said unto Beer-sbeba.
hin, My son; and he said unto him, 24 And the Lord appeared unto | Behold, here am I. bim the same night, and said, I am! 2 And he said, Behold now. I am the God of Abraham thy father; fear old, I know not the day of my death; not, for I am with thee, and will bless 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thee, and multiply thy seed for my thy weapons, thy quiver and thv bow, Servant Abraham's sake.
and go out to the field, and take me 25 And he builded an altar there, some venison; and called upon the name of the 4 And make me savoury meat, such Lord, and pitched bis tent there; as I love, and bring it to me, that I and there Isaac's servants digged a may eat; that my soul may bless thee Teil.
before I die. 26 Then Abimelech went to bima 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his spake to Esau his son. And Esau
went to the field to hunt for venison, cause the Lord thy God brought it and to bring it.
to me. 6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy | Come near, I pray thee, that I may father speak unto Esau thy brother, feel thee, my son, whether thou be
my very son Esau or not. 7 Bring me venison, and make me 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac savoury meat, that I may eat, and his father; and he felt him, and said, bless thee before the Lord before my The voice is Jacob's voice, but the death.
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my 23 And he discerned him not, bevoice according to that which I com-cause his hands were hairy, as his mand thee.
brother Esau's hands; so he blessed 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch him. me from thence two good kids of the 24 And he said, Art thou my very goats; and I will make them savoury son Esau? And he said, I am. meat for thy father, such as he 25 And he said, Bring it near to loveth;
me, and I will eat of my son's veni10 And thou shalt bring it to thy | son, that my soul may bless thee. father, that he may eat, and that he And he brought it near to him, and may bless thee before his death. he did eat; and he brought him wine,
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his , and he drank. mother, Behold, Esau my brother is 26 And his father Isaac said unto a hairy man, and I am a smooth him, Come near now, and kiss me, man;
my son. 12 My father peradventure will feel 27 And he came near, and kissed me, and I shall seem to him as a de- him; and he smelled the smell of his ceiver; and I shall bring a curse raiment, and blessed him, and said, upon me, and not a blessing.
See, the smell of my son is as the 13 And his mother said unto him, smell of a tield which the Lord bath Upon me be thy curse, my son; only blessed; obey my voice, and go fetch me 28 Therefore God give thee of the them.
dew of heaven, and the fatness of
brought them to his mother; and his
r. and his wine; motber made savoury meat, such as 29 Let people serve thee, and nahis father loved.
tions bow down to thee; be lord over 15 And Rebekah took goodly rai- thy brethren, and let thy mother's ment of her eldest son Esau, which sons bow down to thee; cursed be were with her in the house, and put every one that curseth thee, and them upon Jacob her younger son; blessed be he that blesseth thee.
16 And she put the skins of the 30 And it came to pass, as soon as kids of the goats upon his bands, Isaac bad made an end of blessing and upon the smooth of his neck; Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce
17 And she gave the savoury meat gone out from the presence of Isaac and the bread, which she had pre- his father, that Esau his brother pared, into the hand of her son Ja- came in from his hunting. cob.
31 Aud he also had inade savoury 18 And he came unto his father, meat, and brought it unto his father, and said, My father; and he said, and said unto his father, Letiny Here am I: who art thou, my son? father arise, and eat of his son's
19 And Jacob said unto his father, venison, that thy soul may bless I am Esau thy first-born; I have done mc. according as thou badest me: arise, I 32 And Isaac his father said unto prav thee, sit and eat of iny venison, ( him, Who art thou? And he said, that thy soul may bless me.
I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau. 20. And Isaac said unto his son, 33 And Isaac trembled very exHow is it that thou hast found it so I ceedingly, and said. Who? where is quickly, my son? And he said, Be- i he that hath taken venison, and