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sfared sacrifice upon the mount, and in the morning Laban rose up, and called his brethren to eat bread : kissed his sons and his daughters, and they did eat bread, and tarried and blessed them : and Laban deall night in the mount. And early parted, and returned unto his place. JANUARY 17. Ebening, GENESIS XXXII.

JANUARY 17. ND Jacob went on his way, | And he lodged there that same

and the angels of God met night; and took of that which came him. And when Jacob saw them, to his hand a present for Esau his he said, This is God's host : and he brother; two hundred she goats, and called the name of that place Ma- twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, hanain. And Jacob sent messen and twenty rams, thirty milch cafers before him to Esan his brother mels with their colts, forty kine, anto the land of Seir, the country and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and of Edom. And he commanded them, ten foals. And he delivered them aying, Thus shall ye speak unto into the hand of his servants, every by lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob drove by themselves; and said unto maith thus, I have sojourned with his servants, Pass over before me, Laban, and stayed there until now: and put a space betwixt drove and and I have oxen, and asses, flocks, drove. And he commanded the foreaad menservants, and

womenser- most, saying, When Esau my bropants: and I have sent to tell my ther 'meeteth thee, and asketh thee, bord, that I may find grace in thy saying, Whose art thou ? and whinight

. And the messengers returned ther goest thou ? and whose are to Jacob, saying, We came to thy these before thee? Then thou shalt brother Esau, and also he cometh say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it to meet thee, and four hundred men is a present sent unto my lord Esau: with him. Then Jacob was greatly and, behold, also he is behind us. afraid and distressed : and he di- | And so commanded be the second, vided the people that was with him, and the third, and all

that followed and the flocks, and herds, and the the droves, saying, On this manner smaels, into two bands; and said, If shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye Fean come to the one company, and find him. And say ye moreover, Bemite it, then the other company hold, thy servant Jacob is behind which is left shall escape. And Jan us. For he said, I will appease him eab said, O God of my father

Abra with the present that goeth before kam, and God of my father Isaac, me, and afterward I will see his the LORD which saidst unto me, face, peradventure he will accept Return unto thy country, and to of me. So went the present over bethy kindred, and I will deal well fore him: and himself lodged that with thee: I am not worthy of the night in the company. And he rose least of all the mercies, and of all up that night, and took his two the truth, which Thou hast shewed wives, and his two womenservants, unto Thy servant; for with my staff and his eleven

sons, and passed over I prased over this Jordan; and now the ford Jabbok. And he took them, I am become two bands. Deliver and sent them over the brook, and ne, I pray Thee, from the hand of sent over that he had. And Jacob my brother, from the hand of Esau: was left alone; and there wrestled for I fear him, lest he will come and | A Man with him until the breaking mite me, and the mother with the of the day. And when he saw that children. And Thou saidst, I will He prevailed not against him, He sately do thee good, and make thy touched the hollow of his thigh; and sed as the sand of the sea, which the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out cannot be numbered for multitude. I of joint, as he wrestled with Him.

hundred pieces of money. And he

And He said, Let Me go, for the day I ask after My name? And He blessed breaketh. And he said, I will not him there. And Jacob called the let Thee go, except Thou bless me. name of the place Peniel: for I have And He said unto him, What is thy seen God face to face, and my life name? And he said, Jacob. And He is preserved. And as he passed over said, Thy name shall be called no Penuel the sun rose upon him, and more Jacob, but Israel : for as a he halted upon his thigh. Therefore prince hast thou power with God the children of Israel eat not of the and with men, and hast prevailed. sinew which shrank, which is upon And Jacob asked Him, and said, Tell the hollow of the thigh, unto this days me, I pray Thee, Thy name. And He because He touched the hollow of Jasaid, Wherefore is it that thou dost cob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. JANUARY 18. Morning, GENESIS XXXIII. JANUARY 18. A Nooked, and, behold, Esau camne, ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and Take, I pray thee, my blessing that

is brought to thee; because God and with him four hundred men. And hath dealt graciously with me, and he divided the children unto Leah, because I have enough. And he and unto Rachel, and unto the two urged him, and he took it. And he handmaids. And he put the hand said, Let us take our journey, and maids and their children foremost, let us go, and I will go before thee. and Leah and her children after, And he said unto him, My lord and Rachel and Joseph hindermost knoweth that the children are ten And he passed over before them, and der, and the flocks and herds with bowed himself to the ground seven young are with me : and times, until he came near to his bro- should overdrive them one day, all ther.' And Esau ran to meet him, the flock will die. Let my lord, and embraced him, and fell on his pray thee, pass over before bis ser neck, and kissed him : and they vant: and I will lead on softly, acwept. And he lifted up his eyes, cording as the cattle that goeth bea and saw the women and the chil- | fore me and the children be able to dren ; and said, Who are those with endure, until I come unto my lord thee? And he said, The children unto Seir. And Esau said, Let me which God hath graciously given now leave with thee some of the folk thy servant. Then the handmaidens that are with me. And he said, What came near, they and their children, needeth it? let me find grace in the and they bowed themselves. And sight of my lord. So Esau returned Leah also with her children came that day on his way unto Seir. And near, and bowed themselves: and Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and after came Joseph near and Ra- built him an house, and made booths chel, and they bowed themselves. for his cattle: therefore the name of And he said, 'What meanest thou the place is called Succoth. And by all this drove which I met? And Jacob came to Shalem, a city he said,

These are to find grace in Shechem, which is in the land of Ca the sight of my lord. And Esau said, naan, when he came from PadanI have enough, my brother ; keep aram”; and pitched his tent before that thou hast unto thyself. And Ja- the city. And he bought a parcel cob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I a field, where he had spread his have

found grace in thy sight, then tent, at the hand of the children receive my present at my hand: for Hamor, Shechem's father, for at therefore I have seen thy face, as and thou wast pleased with me.



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ND Dinah the daughter of Leah, | daughters unto you, and we will take out to see the daughters of the land. dwell with you, and we will become And when Shechem the son of Ha one people. But if ye will not hearkDor the Hivite, prince of the coun en unto us, to be circumcised; then try, saw her, he took her, and lay will we take our daughter, and we with her, and defiled her. And his will be gone. And their words pleassoal elave unto Dinah the daughter ed Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, son. And the young man deferred and spake kindly unto the damsel. not to do the thing, because he had And Shechem spake unto his father delight in Jacob's daughter : and Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel he was more honourable than all to wife. And Jacob heard that he the house of his father. And Hamor bad defiled Dinah his daughter: now and Shechem

his son came unto the his sons were with his cattle in the gate of their city, and communed field: and Jacob held his peace until with the men of their city, saying, they were come. And Hamor the These men are peaceable with us ; father of Shechem went out unto therefore let them dwell in the land, Jacob to commune with him. And and trade therein ; for the land, bethe sons of Jacob came out of the hold, it is large enough for them ; field when they heard it: and the let us take their daughters to us for men were grieved, and they were wives, and let us give them our Fery wroth, because he had wrought daughters. Only herein will the men folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's consent unto us for to dwell with us, daughter; which thing ought not to to be one people, if every male abe done. And Hamor communed with mong us be circumcised, as they are them, saying, The soul of my son She- circumcised. Shall not their cattle chem longeth for your danghter: 1 and their substance and every beast pray you give her him to wife. And of their's be our's? only let us conmake ye marriages with us, and give sent unto them, and they will dwell your daughters unto us, and take our with us. And unto Hamor and unto daughters unto you. And ye shall Shechem his son hearkened

all that dwell with us: and the land shall be went out of the gate of his city; and before you; dwell and trade ye there every male was circumcised, all that in, and get you possessions therein. went out of the gate of his city. And And Shechem said unto her father it came to pass on the third day, when and onto her brethren, Let me find they were sore, that two of the sons grace in your eyes, and what ye shall of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's say unto me I will give. Ask me never brethren, took each man his sword, so much dowry and gift, and I will and came upon the city boldly, and give according as ye shall

say unto slew all the males. And they slew moe: but give me the damsel to wife. Hamor and Shechem his son with And the song of Jacob answered She- the edge of the sword, and took chem and Hamor his father deceit- Dinah out of Shechem's' house, and fully, and said, because he had de- went out. The sons of Jacob came fled Dinah their sister : and they upon the slain, and

spoiled the city, said unto them, We cannot do this because they had defiled their sister thing, to give our sister to one that They took their sheep, and their is ancircumcised; for that were a re

oxen, and their asses, and that proach unto us: but in this will we which was in the city, and that consent unto you: If ye will be as which was in the field, and all circumcised; then will we give our nie be, that every male of you be their wealth, and all their little

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captive, and spoiled even all that and I being few in number, they was in the house. And Jacob said shall gather themselves together &. to Simeon and Levi, Ye have trou gainst me, and slay me; and I shall bled me to make me to stink among be destroyed, I and my house. And the inhabitants of the land, among they said, Should he deal with our the Canaanites and the Perizzites : sister as with an harlot ?


ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, and the land which I gave Abraham

go up to Beth-el, and dwell and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and there : and make there an altar unto to thy seed after thee will I give the God, that appeared unto thee when land. And God went up from him thou fleddest from the face of Esau in the place where He talked with thy brother. Then Jacob said unto him. And Jacob set up a pillar in his household, and to all that were the place where He talked with him, with him, Put away the strange gods even a pillar of stone: and he poured that are among you,and be clean, and a drink offering thereon,

and he pour change your garments : and let us ed oil thereon. And Jacob called arise, and go up to Beth-el ; and I the name of the place where God will make there an altar unto God, spake with him, Beth-el. And they Who answered me in the day of my journeyed from Beth-el ; and there distress, and was with me in the way was but a little way to come to which I went. And they gave unto Ephrath : and Rachel travailed, and Jacob all the strange gods which were she had hard labour. And it came in their hand, and all their earrings to pass, when she was in hard lawhich were in their ears; and Jacob bour, that the midwife said unto hid them under the oak which was by her, Fear not; thou shalt have this Shechem. And they journeyed: and son also. And it came to pass, s the terror of God was upon the cities her soul was in departing, (for she that were round about them, and they died) that she called his name Bene did not pursue after the sons of Ja oni : but his father called him Bencob. So Jacob came to Luz, which jamin. And Rachel died, and was is in the land of Canaan, that is, buried in the way to Ephrath, which Beth-el, he and all the people that is Beth-lehem. And Jacob set a pilwere with him. And he built there lar upon her grave: that is the pillar an altar, and called the place El of Rachel's grave unto this day. And beth-el : because there God appear Israel journeyed, and spread his tent ed unto him, when he fled from the beyond the tower of Edar. And it face of his brother. But Deborah came to pass, when Israel dwelt is Rebekah's nurse died, and she was that land, that Reuben went and lay buried beneath Beth-el under an with Bilhah his father's concubine: oak: and the name of it was called and Israel heard it. Now the 500: Allon-bachuth. And God appeared of Jacob were twelve : The sons at unto Jacob again, when he came out | Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and of Padan-aram, and blessed him. Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and And God said unto him, Thy name Issachar, and Zebulun: the sons of is Jacob: thy name shall not be call. Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: and ed any more Jacob, but Israel shall the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handbe thy name : and He called his maid; Dan, and Naphtali: and the name Israel. And God said unto sons of Zilpah, Leah's handman; him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful Gad, and Asher : these are the song and multiply ; a nation and a com of Jacob, which were born to him a pany of nations shall be of thee, and Padan-aram. And Jacob came unto kings shall come out of thy loins ; | Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto

the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, where Abraham and Isaac sojourn and was gathered unto his people, ed. And the days of Isaac were an being old and full of days: and his bundred and fourscore years. And sons Esau and Jacob buried him. JANUARY 19. Evening, GENESIS XXXVII. JANUARY 19. Abe lacobie dwelt in the Land | feed their father's

floskierShechent ger, in the land of Canaan. These thy brethren feed the flock in Sheare the generations of Jacob. Jo- chem? come, and I will send thee seph, being seventeen years old, was unto them. And he said to him, feeding the flock with his brethren; Here am I. And he said to him, Go, and the lad was with the sons of I pray thee, see whether it be well Bilhah, and with the sons of Zil with thy brethren, and well with pah, his father's wives: and Joseph the flocks; and bring me word again. brought unto his father their evil So he sent him out of the vale of report. Now Israel loved Joseph Hebron, and he came to Shechem. Dore than all his children, because And a certain man found him, and, be reas the son of his old age : and behold, he was wandering in the he made him a coat of many colours. field : and the man asked him, sayAnd when his brethren saw that ing, What seekest thou ? And he their father loved him more than all said, I seek my brethren: tell me, his brethren, they hated him, and I pray thee, where they feed their could not speak peaceably unto him. flocks. And the man said, They are And Joseph dreamed a dream, and 'departed hence; for I heard them be told i his brethren: and they say, Let us go to Dothan. And Jobated him yet the more. And he seph went after his brethren, and said onto them, Hear, I pray you, found them in Dothan. And when this dream which I have dreamed: they saw him afar off, even before før, behold, we were binding sheaves he came near unto them, they conin the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, spired against him to slay him. And and also stood upright; and, behold, they said one to another, Behold, your sheaves stood round about, and this dreamer cometh. Come now made obeisance to my sheaf. And therefore, and let us slay him, and bis brethren said to him, Shalt thou cast him into some pit, and we will indeed reign over us? or shalt thou say, Some evil beast hath devoured indeed have dominion over us? And him: and we shall see what will

bethey hated him yet the more for his come of his dreams. And Reuben dreams, and for his words. And he heard it, and he delivered him out dreamed yet another dream, and of their hands; and said, Let us not told it his brethren, and said, Be- kill him. And Reuben said unto hold, I have dreamed a dream more; them, Shed no blood, but cast him and, behold, the sun and the moon into this pit that is in the wilderand the eleven stars made obeisance ness, and lay no hand upon him; to me. And he told it to his father, that he might rid him out of their and to his brethren: and his father hands, to deliver him to his father rebuked him, and said unto him, again. And it came to pass, when What is this dream that thou hast Joseph was come unto his brethren, dreamed? Shall I and thy mother that they stript Joseph

out of his and thy brethren indeed come to coat, his coat of many colours that bow down ourselves to thee to the was on him; and they took him, and earth? And his brethren envied cast him into a pit : and the pit was him; but his father observed the empty, there was no water in it. maying. And his brethren went to And they sat down to eat bread:

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