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brought it me, and I have eaten of until thy brother's fury turn away; all before thou camest, and have 45 Until thy brother's anger turt blessed him? yea, and he shall be away from thee, and he forget that blessed.

which thou hast done to him; then 34 Aud when Esau heard the words I will send, and fetch thee from of his father, he cried with a great thence; why should I be deprived and exceeding bitter cry, and said also of you both in one day? unto his father, Bless me, even me 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I also, O my father.

am weary of my life because of the 35 And he said, Thy brother came daughters of Heth; if Jacob take a with subtilty, and hath taken away wife of the daughters of Heth, such the blessing.

as these which are of the daughters 36 And he said, Is not he rightly of the land, what good shall my life nained Jacob? for he hath supplanted do me? De these two times; he took away

CHAPTER XXVIII. my birthright; and, behold, now he

Isaac blesseth Jacob-Esau marrieth Mahat bath taken away my blessing. And lath-The risiin of Jacob's lauider- The be said. Hast thou not reserved a stome of Beth-elJacob's tow blessing for me?

AND Isaac called Jacob, and 37 And Isaac answered and said | A blessed him, and charged him. unto Esau, Behold, I have made him and said unto him, Thou shalt not thy lord, and all his brethren have I take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. given to him for servants; and with 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the corn and wine have I sustained him; house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and what shall I do now unto thee, and take thee a wife from thence of

the daughters of Laban thy mother's 38 And Esau said unto his father, brother. last thou but one blessing, my fa- 3 And God Almighty bless thee. ther) bless me, even me also, Omvand make thee fruitful, and multiply fatber. And Esau lifted up his voice, thee, that thou mayest be a multitude and wept.

of people; 3) And Isaac his father answered 4 And give thee the blessing of and said unto him, Behold, thy Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed daelling shall be the fatness of the with thee; that thou mavest inherit earth, and of the dew of heaven the land wherein thou art a stranger, frora above;

which God gave unto Abraham. 40 And by thy sword shalt thou 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob; and live and shalt serve thy brother: he went to Padan-aram unto Laban. ood it shall come to pass when son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brothog halt have the dominion, that ther of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's thou sbalt break his yoke from of mother. tby neck.

6 When Esau saw that Isaac had 41 Aud Esau hated Jacob because blessed Jacob, and sent him away to of the blessing wherewith his

wherewith his father | Padan-aram, to take him a wife from blessed bim ; and Esau said in his thence; and that as he blessed hiin heart, The days of mourning for my he gave him a charge, saying, Thou father are at hand; then will I slay shalt not take a wife of the daughters my brother Jacob.

of Canaan ; 42 And tbese words of Esau ber 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father elder son were told to Rebekah; and and his mother, and was gone to she sent and called Jacob her younger Padan-aram : son, and said unto him, Behold, thy 8 And Esau seeing that the daughbrother Esau, as touching thee, doth ters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his comfort himself, purposing to kill father; tbee.

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my and took unto the wives which he voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban had Mahalath the daughter of Ishtoy brother, to Haran :

mael Abraham's son, the sister of 44 And tarry with him a few days, | Nebajoth, to be his wife.

10 And Jacob went out from Beer

CHAPTER XXIX. sheba, and went toward Haran. Jacob cometh to Haran-Jacob coronanteth

11 And he lighted upon a certain for Rachel-- He is deceived with Leah place, and tarried there all night, be- ! He marrieth Rachel. cause the sun was set; and he took IIEN Jacob went on his journey, of the stones of that place, and put 1 and came into the land of the them for his pillows, and lay down in people of the east. that place to sleep.

2 And he looked, and behold a well 12 And he dreamed, and behold a in the field, and, lo, there were three ladder set up on the earth, and the flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of top of it reached to heaven; and be that well they watered the flocks; hold the angels of God ascending and and a great stone was upon the well's descending upon it.

mouth. 13 And. "behold. the Lord stood 3 And thither were all the flocks above it, and said, I am the Lord gathered ; and they rolled the stone God of Abraham thy father, and the from the well's mouth, and watered God of Isaac; the land whereon thou | the sheep, and put the stone again liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy upon the well's mouth in his place. seed;

4 And Jacob said unto them, My 14 And thy seed shall be as the brethren, from whence are ye? And dust of the earth; and thou shalt they said, From Haran. spread abroad to the west, and to the 5 And he said unto them, Know ye east, and to the north, and to the Laban the son of Nahor? And they south; and in thee and in thy seed said, We know him. shall all the fainilies of the earth be 6 And he said unto them, Is he blessed.

well? And they said, He is well; 15 And, behold. I am with thee, and and, bebold, Rachel, his daughter will keep thee in all places whither cometh with the sheep. thou goest, and will bring thee again 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high into this land; for I will not leave day, neither is it time that the cattle thee, until I have done that which I should be gathered together; water have spoken to thee of.

ye the sheep, and go and feed them. 16 And Jacob awaked out of his & And they said, We cannot, until sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is all the fioeks be gathered together, in this place; and I knew it not, and till they roll the stone from the

17 And he was afraid, and said, How well's mouth; then we water the sheep. dreadful is this place! this is none 9 And while he yet spake with other but the house of God, and this them, Rachel came with her father's is the gate of heaven.

sheep; for she kept them. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob morning, and took the stone that he saw Rachel the daughter of Laban had put for his pillows, and set it up his mother's brother, and the sheep for a pillar, and poured oil upon the of Laban his mother's brother, that top of it.

Jacob went near, and rolled the 19 And he called the name of that stone from the well's mouth, and place Beth-el; but the name of that watered the flock of Laban his mo. city was called Luz at the first. ther's brother,

20 And Jacob vower a vow, saying, 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and If God will be with me, and will keep lifted up his voice, and wept. me in this way that I go, and will give 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he me bread to eat, and raiment to puton, was her father's brother, and that he

21 So that I come again to my was Rebekah's son; and she ran and father's house in peace; then shall told her father. the Lord be my God;

13 And it came to pass, when Laban 22 And the place of this stone which heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's I have set for a pillar, shall be the son, that he ran to ineet him, and place of God's house; aud of all that embraced him, and kissed him, and ihou shalt give me I will surely give brought him to his house. And he the tenth unto thee.

I told Laban all these things.

14 And Laban said to him. Surely | also, more than Leah, and served thou art my bone and my flesh. And with Laban yet seven other years. he abode with him the space of a 31 And when the Lord saw that month.

Leah was hated, he opened her 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Be- womb; but Rachel was barren. eanse thou art my brother, shouldest 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a thou therefore serve me for naught? | son; and she called his name Reutell me. what shall thy wages be? ben; for she said, Surely the Lord

16 And Laban bad two daughters; hath looked upon my afiliction ; now the name of the elder was Leah, and therefore my husband will love me. the name of the younger was Rachel. 33 And she conceived again, and

17 Leah was tender-eyed; but Ra- bare a son; and said, Because the chel was beautiful and well-favoured. | Lord hath heard that I was hated,

1$ And Jacob loved Rachel; and he bath therefore given me this son said, I will serve thee soven years also; and she called his name for Rachel thy younger daughter. Simeon.

19 And Laban said, It is better that 34 And she conceived again, and I give her to thee, than that I should bare a son; and said, Now this timno give her to another man; abide with will my husband be joined unto me, me.

because I have borne him three sons; 20 And Jacob served seven years I therefore was his name for Rachel; and they seemed unto 35 And she conceived again, and him but a few days, for the love he bare a son: and she said, Now will I had to her.

praise the Lord; therefore she called 21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give his name Judah ; and left bearing. unto me my wife, that I may go and

CILAPTER XXX. take her, for my days of serving thee

Rachel girth her muid unto Jacob-Leah are faldled.

gireth her maid-Rachel beareth Joseph 22 And Lihan gave her to Jacob, Jacob's policy. and gathered together all the men of AND when Rachel saw that she the place, and ma le a feast.

A bare Jacob no children, Rachel 23 And it came to pass in the even- envied her sister; and said unto inz, that he took Leah his daughter, Jacob, Give me children, or else I ani brouht her to Jacob, and she die. went in and slept with him.

2 And Jacob's anger was kindled 24 And Laban gave unto his daugh-against Rachel; and he said, Am I ter Lah, Zilpah, his handmaid, to be in God's stead, who hath with held a handimaid for her.

from thee the fruit of the womb ? 25 Aud it came to pass, that in the 3 And she said, Behold my maid morning, behold, it was Leah; and Bilhah, go and lie with her; and she be said to Laban, What is this thou shall bear upon my knees, that I may has done unto me? did not I serve also have children by her. with thee for Rachel? wherefore then 4 And she gave him Bilhah her bast thou beguiled me?

handmaid to wife; and Jacob went 26 And Laban said, It must not be and lay with her. 30 done in our country, to give the 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare younger before the first-born.

Jacob a son. 27 Fultl her week, and we will give | 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged thee this also for the service which me, and hath also heard my voice, thou shalt serve with me yet seven and hath given me a son; therefore other years.

called she his name Dan. 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled 7 And Bilbah Rachel's maid conher week; and he gave him Rachel ceived again, and bare Jacob a second his daughter to wife also.

son. 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his! 8 And Rachel said, With great daaghter, Bilbah, his bandmaid, to be wrestlings have I wrestled with my

sister, and I have prevailed; and sho 30 And he went in also and slept called his name Naphtali. viib Rachel, and he loved Rachel! 9 When Leah saw that she had left

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bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, 1 I may go unto mine own place, and and gave her unto Jacob to wife. to my country.

10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare 26 Give me my wives and my chilJacob a son.

dren, for whom I have served thee, 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh; and let me go; for thou knowest my and she called his name Gad.

service which I have done thee. 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare 27 And Laban said unto him, I Jacob a second son.

pray thee, if I have found favour in 13 And Leah saidt, Happy am I, for thine eyes, tarry; for I have learned the daughters will call me blessed ; by experience that the Lord hath and she called his name Asher. blessed me for thy sake.

11 Aud Reuben went in the days of 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wheat harvest, and found mandrakes wages, and I will give it. in the field, and brought them into 29 And be said unto him, Thou his mother Leah. Then Rachel said knowest how I have served thee, and to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy how thy cattle was with me. son's mandrakes.

30 For it was little which thou hadst 15 And she said unto her, Is it a before I came, and it is now increased small matter that thou hast taken my unto a multitude; and the Lord hath husband? and wouldest thou take blessed thee since my coming; and avr my son's mandrakes also? And now, when shall I provide for mine Rachel sail, Therefore he shall lie own house also ? with thee to-night for thy son's man- 31 And he said, What shall I give drakes,

thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt 16 And Jacob came out of the field not give me anything; if thou wilt in the evening, and Leah went out to do this thing for me, I will again meet him, and said, Thou must come i feed and keep thy flock. and lie with me; for surely I have 32 I will pass through all thy flock hirel thee with my son's mandrakes. to-day, removing from thence all the And he lay with her that night. speckled and spotted cattle, and all

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, the brown cattle among the sheep, and and she conceived, and bare Jacob the spotted and speckled among the the fifth son.

goats; and of such shall be my bire. 18 And Leah said, God hath given | 33 So shall my righteousnesss anme my hire, because I have given my swer for me in time to come, when it maiden to my husband; and she called shall come for my hire before thy his page Issachar.

face; every one that is not speckled 19 And Leah conceived again, and and spotted among the goats, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

brown among the sheep, that shall be 20 And Leah said, God hath endued counted stolen with me me with a good dowry; now will my 31 And Laban said, Behold, I would husband dwell with me, because I it might be according to thy word. have borne bim six sons; and she 35 And he removed that day the called his name Zehulun.

he goats that were ringstreaked and 21 And afterwards she bare a spotted, and all tho she goats that daughter, and called her name were speckled and potted, and every Dinah.

one that had some white in it, and all 22 And God remembered Rachel, the brown among the sheep, and gave and God hearkened to her, and open- | them into the hand of his sons. ed her womb.

36 And he set three days' journey 23 And she conceived, and bare a betwixt himself and Jacob; and Jason; and said, God hath taken away cob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. my reproach;

37 And Jacob took him rods of 24 And she called his name Jo- green poplar, and of the hazel and seph ; and said, The Lord shall add chesnut tree; and pilled white streaks to me another son.

in them, and made the white appear 25 Aut it came to pass, when Ra- which was in the rods. chel had borne Joseph, that Jacob 38 And he set the rods which he said unto Laban, Send me away, that had pilled before the focks in the gut

ters in the watering troughs when the cattle of your father, and given them docks came to drink, that they should to me. eonceive when they came to drink. | 10 And it came to pass at the time

39 And the docks conceived before that the cattle conceived, that I lifted tbe rols, and brought forth cattle up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted. / and, behold, the rams which leaped

40 And Jacob did separate the upon the cattle were ringstreaked, lambs, and set the faces of the flocks speckled, and grizzled. toward the ring treaked, and all the 11 And the angel of God spake unto brown in the flock of Laban; and he me in a dream, saying, Jacob; and I put his own fiocks by themselves, and said, Here am I. put them not unto Laban's cattle. 12 And he said, Lift up now thine

41 And it came to pass, whensoever eyes, and see, all the rams which leap the stronger cattle did conceive, that upon the cattle are ringstreaked, Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of speckled, and grizzled; for I have the cattle in the gutters, that they seen all that Lahan doeth unto thee. might conceive anong the rods. 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where

42 But when the cattle were feeble, thou anointedst the pillar, and where he put them noi in; so the feebler thou vowedst a vow unto me; now were Laban's, and the stronger arise, get thee out from this land, and Jacob's.

return unto the land of thy kindred. 43 And the man increased exceed 14 And Rachel and Leah answered ingls, and had much cattle, and and said unto him, Is there yet any maid servants, and men servants, portion or inheritance for us in our and camels, and asses.

father's house? CILAPTER XXXI.

15 Are we not counted of him Jaruh departith serrullu-Laban pursueth strangers ? for he hath sold us, and kin-The arrunt at Guleed.

e devoured also our money. AND be heard the words of La- 16 For all the riches which God A bap's sons, saying, Jacob hath bath taken from our father, that is taken away all that was our father's; ours, and our children's: now then and of that which was our father's whatsoever God hath said unto thee, bath be gotten all this glory.

I do. 2 Aud Jacob beheld the conntenance 17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his of Laban, and, behold, it was not sons and his wives upon camels; toward him as before.

18 And he carried away all his cat3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, tle, and all his goods which he had Return unto the land of thy fathers, I gotten, the cattle of his getting. and to thy kindred ; and I will be which he had gotten in Padan-aram, with thee.

for to go to Isaac his father in the 4 And Jacob gent and called Rachel land of Canaan. and Leah to the field unto his flock, 19 And Laban went to shear his

5. And said unto them, I see your sbeep; and Rachel had stolen the father's countenance, that it is not images that were her father's tocard me as before ; but the God of 20 And Jacob stole away unawares Dy father hath been with me. to Laban the Syrian, in that he told

6 And ye know that with all my him not that he fled. power I have served vour father. 21 So he fled with all that he had ;

7 And your father hath deceived and he rose up, and passed over the me, and changed my wages ten river, and set his face toward the times; but God suffered him not to mount Gilead. burt me.

| 22 And it was told Laban on the 8 If be said thus, The speckled third day, that Jacob was fied. shall be thy wages; then all the cat. 23 And he took his brethren with

1; and if he said | him, and pursued after him seven thus, The ringstreaked shall be thy | days' journey; and they overtook bire: then bare all the cattle ring- him in the mount Gilead. streaked.

| 24 And God came to Lahan the 9 Thus God hath taken away the Syrian in a dream by night, and said

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