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Ifaac sojourneth in Gerar. GENESIS. Abimelech covenanteth with him.
Amblidhere was a famine in the landiya

17 And Isaac departed thence, and
beside the first famine that was in pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar,
the days of Abraham. And Isaac went and dwelt there.
unto Abimelech king of the Philistines 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of
unto Gerar.

water, which they had digged in the days 29 And the LORD appeared unto him, of Abraham his father; for the Philistines and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell had stopped them after the death of Abrain the land which I shall tell thee of: ham: and he called their names after the

3 Sojourn into this land, and I will be names by which his father had called them. with thee, and will bless thee; for unto 19. And Isaac's servants digged in the thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all valley, and found there a well of springthese countries, and I will perform the ing water. oath which I sware unto Abraham thy 20 And the herdmen of Gerardid strive father;

with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water 4 And I will make thy feed to multiply is our's: and he called the name of the as the stars of heaven, and will give unto well Efek'; because they Itrove with him. thy feed all these countries ; and in thy 21 And they digged another well, and feed shall all the nations of the earth be strove for that allo: and he called the bleffed ;

name of it Sitnah. 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my 22 And he removed from thence, and voice, and kept my charge, my command- digged another well; and for that they ments, my statutes, and my laws. strove not: and he called the name of it 6 And Ifaac dwelt in Gerar :

Rehoboth ; and he said, For now the 7. And the men of the place asked him Lord hath made room for us, and we of his wife ; and he said, She is my fister: shall be fruitful in the land. for he feared to say, She is my wife ; left, 23 And he went up from thence to jaid he, the men of the place should kill Beer-sheba. me for Rebekah; because the was fair 24. And the Lord appeared unto him to look upon.

the same night, and said, I am the God 8 And it came to pass, when he had of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I been there a long time, that Abimelech .um with thee, and will bless thee, and king of the Philistines looked out at a' multiply thy feed for my servant Abrawindow, and faw, and, behold, Isaac ham's fake. was sporting with Rebekah bis wife. 25 And he builded an altar there, and

2 And Abimelech called Ifaac, and called upon the name of the Lord, and faid, Behold, of a furety the is thy wife : pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's and how faidst thou, She is my lifter? servants digged a well. And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, 26 | Then Abimelech went to him Left I die for her.

from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his 10 And Abimelech faid, What is this friends, and Phichol the chief captain of thou hast done unto us? one of the peo- his army. ple might lightly have lien with thy wife, 27 And Isaac said unto them, Whereand thou shouldest have brought guilti-fore come ye to me, feeing ye hate me, mess upon us.

and have fent me away from you? II And Abimelech charged all his peo 28 And they said, We faw certainly ple, saying, He that touchech this man that the LORD was with thee : and we or his wite shall surely be put to death. faid, Let there be now an oath betwixt

12 Then Ifaac fowed in that land, and us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us received in the same year an hundred-make a covenant with thee; fold: and the LORD blelled him :

29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as 13 And the man waxed great, and we have not touched thee, and as we went forward, and grew until he became have done unto thee nothing but good, very great:

and have sent thee away in peace: thou 14 For he had poffeffion of flocks, and art now the blessed of the Lord. possession of herds, and great store of fer 30 And he made them a feast, and they vants: and the Philistines envied him. did eat and drink.

15 For all the wells which his father's 31 And they rose up betimes in the servants had digged in the days of Abra- morning, and sware one to another: and ham his father, the Philistines had stop-Ifaac fent them away, and they departed ped them, and filled them with earth.

from him in peace. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go 32 And it came to pass the same day, from us; for thou art much mightier that Isaac's servants came, and told than we.

him concerning the well which they had


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Ifaac fendeth Efau for venison. Chap. xxvii. Jacob getteth the blesing. digged, and said unto him, We have y of her eldest son Esau, which were with found water.

her in the house, and put them upon Ja33 And he called it Shebah : therefore cob her younger son : the name of the city is Beer-fheba unto 16 And Me put the skins of the kids of this day.

the goats upon his hands, and upon the 34 T And Efau was forty years old smooth of his neck: when he took to wife Judith the daugh 17 And she gave the savoury meat and ter of Beeri the Hittite, and Palhemath the bread, which she had prepared, into the daughter of Elon the Hittite: the hand of her son Jacob.

35 Which were a grief of mind unto 18 And he came unto his father, and Isaac and to Rebekah.

said, My father: and he said, Here am CHAP. XXVII.

I; who art thou, my son ? 1 Ifaac fendeth Efau for venison. 6 Yacob 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I

inftruäed by Rebekah, obtaineth a blef" am Efau thy firstborn; I have done acing. 41 Esau threateneth him, 42 is cording as thou badest me: arise, I pray prevented.

thee, lit and eat of my venison, that thy to roul maxablefacere was old, and his eyes were dim, lo 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is that he could not see, he called Efau his it that thou hast found

so quickly, my eldest son, and said unto him, My son : fon? And he said, Because the LORD thy and he said unto him, Behold here am I. God brought it to me.

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come I know not the day of my death: near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee,

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy my son, whether thou be my very son weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go Esau or not. out to the field, and take me some venison; 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his

4 And make ire favoury ineat, such as father; and he felt hiin, and said, The Ilove, and bring it to me, that I may eat; voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are that my soul may bless thee before I die. the hands of Efau.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake 23 and he discerned him not, because to Efau his son. And Efau went to the his hands were bairy, as his brother Efield to hunt for venison, and to bring it. sau's hands : fo he blefiled him.

6 9 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her 24. And he said, Art thou my very fon fon, saying, Behold, I heard thy father Efau? And he said, I am. speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 25. And he said, Bring it near to me,

7 Bring me venison, and make me fa- and I will eat of my son's venison, that voury meat, that I may eat, and bless my soul may bless thee. And he brought thee before the Lord before my death. it near to him, and he did eat : and he

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my brought him wine, and he drank. voice according to that which I com-| 26 And his father lsaac said unto him, mand thee.

Corne near now, and kiss me, my son. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me 27 And he came ncar, and kissed him: from thence two good kids of the goats; and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and I will make them favoury meat for and blesied him, and said, See, the smell thy father, such as he loveth:

of my son is as the smell of a field which jo And thou shalt bring it to thy fa- the Lord hath blessed : ther, that he may eat, and that he may 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew bless thee before his death.

of heavell, and the fatness of the earth, 11 And Jacob faid to Rebekah liis mo- and plenty of corn and wine : ther, Behold, Efau my brother is a hairy 29 Let people serve thee, and nations man, and I am a smooth man:

bow down to thee; be lord over thy 12 My father peradventure will feel brethren, and let thy mother's fons bow me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; down to thee: curfed be every one that and I fall bring a curse upon me, and curseth thee, and blessed be he'that blessnot a blessing

eth thee. 13 And his mother said unto him, 30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac Upon me be thy curse, my son: only had made an end of blesling Jacob, and obey my voice, and go fetch me them. Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the

14 And he went, and fetched, and presence of Isaac his father, that Esau brought then to his mother: and his his brother came in from his hunting. mother made favoury meat, such as his 31 And he also had made favoury meat, father loved.

and brought it unto his father, and said 15. And Rebekah took goodly raiment unto his father, Let my father arise, and



Efau threateneth Jacob.

GENESIS. He is sent to Padan-aram. eat of his son's venison, that thy soul 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am may bless me.


of life because of the daugh32 And Isaac his father faid unto him, ters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the Who art thou ? and he said, I am thy daughters of Heth, such as these which fon, thy firstborn Efau.

are of the daughters of the land, what 33 And Isaac trembled very exceeding- good shall my life do me? ly, and said, Who? where is he that hath

CHAP. XXVIII. taken venison, and brought it me, and I 1 Jacob is blessed, and sent to Padan-aran. have eaten of all before thou camest, and 10 His vision. 18 The stone of Bethel. have blessed him ? yea, and he shall be 20 Yacob's vow. blessed.

Isaac Jacobblessed

de And when Esaü heard the words of A him, land charged him, and did end

his father, he cried with a great and ex- to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, the daughters of Canaan. Bless me, even me also, O my father. 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house

35 And he said, Thy brother came with of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take subtilty, and hath taken away thy blesing. thee a wife from thence of the daughters

36 And he said, Is not he rightly named of Laban thy mother's brother. Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and two times : he took away my birthright; make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that and, behold, now he hath taken away thou mayest be a multitude of people ; my blessing. And he said, Hast thou 4 And give thee the blessing of Abranot reserved a blesling for me? ham, to thee, and to thy feed with thee;

37 And Isaac answered and said unto that thou mayest inherit the land whereErau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, in thou art a stranger, which God gave and all his brethren have I given to him unto Abraham. for servants; and with corn and wine s And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he have I sustained him: and what shall I went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of do now unto thee, my son ?

Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebe38 And Efau said unto his father, Haft kah, Jacob's and Efau's mother. thou but one blessing, my father ? bless 6 When Elau saw that Isaac had blessed me, even me also, O my father. And Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, Efau lifted up his voice, and wept. to take him a wife from thence; and that

39 And Ifaac his father answered and as he blefled him he gave him a charge, said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling Mall saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the be the fatness of the earth, and of the daughters of Canaan; dew of heaven from above ;

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters come to pass when thou shalt have the of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father ; dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke 9 Then went Efau unto Ishmael, and from off thy neck.

took unto the wives which he had Maha41 | And Esau hated Jacob because of lath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's the blessing wherewith his father blessed son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife, him ; and Efau said in his heart, The 10 | And Jacob went out from Beerdays of mourning for my father are at theba, and went toward Haran. hand; then will I Nay my brother Jacob. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place,

42 | And these words of Efau her el- and tarried there all night, because the der son were told to Rebekah : and she sun was fet; and he took of the stones of fent and called Jacob her younger son, that place, and put them for his pillows, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother and lay down in that place to sleep. Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort 12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladhimself, purposing to kill thee.

der set up on the earth, and the top of it 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my reached to heaven: and behold the angels voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my of God ascending and descending on it. brother to Haran;

13 And, behold, the Lord stood above 44 And tarry with him a few days, it, and said, I am the Lord God of Auntil thy brother's fury turn away; braham thy father, and the God of Isaac:

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I from thee, and he forget that which thou give it, and to thy feed; haft done to him : then I will send, and 14 And thy feed shall be as the dust of fetch thee from thence : why should I be the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad deprived also of you both in one day, to the west, and to the east, and to the


His vision and vow.

Chap. xxix. Jacob is entertained by Laban. north, and to the south : and in thee and gathered together : water ye the fheep, in thy feed shall all the families of the and go and feed them. earth be blessed.

8 And they said, We cannot, until all Is And, behold, I am with thee, and the flocks be gathered together, and till will keep thee in all places whither thou they roll the stone from the well's mouth; goeft, and will bring thee again into this then we water the sheep. land; for I will not leave thee, until I have 9 And while he yet spake with them, done that which I have spoken to thee of. Rachel came with her father's fheep :

16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, for the kept them. and he said, Surely the LORD is in this 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob place; and I knew it not.

saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his 17 And he was afraid, and said, How mother's brother, and the feep of Laban dreadful is this place! this is none other his mother's brother, that Jacob went but the house of God, and this is the gate near, and rolled the stone from the well's of heaven.

mouth, and watered the flock of Laban 18 1 And Jacob rofe up early in the his mother's brother. morning, and took the stone that he had 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted put for his pillows, and set it up for a up his voice, and wept. pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was

19 And he called the name of that place her father's brother, and that he was Beth-el: but the name of that city was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her called Luz at the first.

father. 20 | And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, 13 1 And it came to pass, when Laban If God will be with me, and will keep heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, me in this way that I go, and will give that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, and kissed him, and brought him to his

21 So that I come again to my father's house. And he told Laban all these things. house in peace; then shall the LORD be 14 And Laban said to him, Surely my God;

thou art my bone and my flesh. And he 22 And this stone, which I have set abode with him the space of a month. for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because all that thou shalt give me I will surely thou art my brother, shouldest thou give the tenth unto thee.

therefore serve me for nought ? tell me, CHAP. XXIX.

what Mall thy wages be? I Jacob cometh to the well of Haran; 13 16 And Laban had two daughters :

is entertained by Laban. 18 Jacob cover the name of the elder was Leah, and the 'nanteth for Rachel; 23 and is deceived name of the younger was Rachel. with Leah; but marrieth Rachel also. 17 Leah was tender eyed ; but Rachel 'HEN Jacob went on his journey, was beautiful and well favoured.

and came into the land of the people 18 4 And Jacob loved Rachel ; and of the east.

said, I will serve thee seven years for Ra2 And he looked, and behold a well in chel thy younger daughter. the field, and, lo, there were three flocks 19 And Laban said, It is better that I of sheep lying by it ; for out of that well give her to thee, than that 1 Mould give they watered the flocks : and a great her to another man: abide with me. stone was upon the well's mouth.

20 And Jacob served seven years for And thither were all the flocks ga- Rachel; and they seemed unto him but thered : and they rolled the stone from a few days, for the love he had to her. the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, 21 And Jacob faid unto Laban, Give and put the stone again upon the well's me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, mouth in his place.

that I may go in unto her. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My bre 22 And Laban gathered together all thren, whence be ye? And they said, Of the men of the place, and made a feast. Haran are we.

23 | And it came to pass in the evenş And he faith unto them, Know ye ling, that he took Leah his daughter, and Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, brought her to him; and he went in unWe know him.

to her. 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter And they said, He is well : and, behold, Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. Rachel his daughter cometh with the 25 And it came to pass, that in the Theep.

morning, behold, it was Leah : and he ? And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, said to Laban, What is this thou haft neither is it time that the cattle thould be done unto me? did not I serve with thee

Jacob serveth for Leah and Rachel. GENESIS.

Rachel beareth Joseph. for Rachel? wherefore then haft thou 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestbeguiled me?

lings have I wrestled with my filter, and 26 And Laban said, It must not be so I have prevailed: and she called his name done in our country, to give the younger Naphtali. before the firstborn.

9 When Leah saw that she had left 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and thee this also for the service which thou gave her Jacob to wife. shalt serve with me yet seven other years. 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her a son. week: and he gave him Rachel his 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: daughter to wife also.

and she called his name Gad. 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daugh 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob ter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. a second fon.

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, daughters will call me blessed : and the and served with him yet seven other years. called his name Amer.

31 And when the Lord saw that Leah 14 And Reuben went in the days of was hated, he opened her womb: but wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in Rachel was barren.

the field, and brought them unto his 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a mother Leah. Then Rachel said to fon, and the called his name Reuben: for Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy fon's she said, Surely the Lord hath looked mandrakes. upon my affliction; now therefore my 15 And the said unto her, Is it a small husband will love me.

matter that thou hast taken my husband? 33 And he conceived again, and bare and wouldest thou take away my son's a son ; and said, Because the LORD hath mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Thereheard that I was hated, he hath there- fore he shall lie with thee to night for thy fore given me this son also : and she called fon's mandrakes. his name Simeon.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in 34 And the conceived again, and bare the evening, and Leah went out to meet a fon; and said, Now this time will my him, and said, Thou must come in unto husband be joined unto me, because I me ; for surely I have hired thee with have born him three fons: therefore was my son's mandrakes. And he lay with his name called Levi.

her that night. 35 And the conceived again, and bare 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and a son: and the said, Now will I praise the conceived, and bare Jacobthe fifth fon. the Lord: therefore he called his name 18 And Leal taid, God hath given me Judah ; and left bearing.

my hire, because I have given my maiden CHA P. XXX.

to my husband: and the called his name 1 Rachel's barrenness. 22 She beareth 70. Ifsachar. feph. 27 Jacob's covenant with Laban. 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare 37 By his policy becometh rich.

Jacob the fixth fon.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued Jacob no children, Rachel envied me with a good dowry; now will my her fifter; and said unto Jacob, Give me husband dwell with me, because I have children, or else I die.

born him fix fons; and the called his 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled a-name Zebulun. gainst Rachel: and he said, Am I in 21 And afterward the bare a daughter, God's stead, who hath withheld from and called her naine Dinah. thee the fruit of the womb?

22 9 And God remembered Rachel, 3 And the said, Behold my maid Bilhah, and God hearkened to her, and opened go in unto her; and the Mall bear upon my her womb. knees, that I may also have children by her. 23 And theconceived,and bare a fon; and

4 And she gave him Bilhah her hand- faid, God hath taken away my reproach: maid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 24 And the called his name Joseph;

5 And Bilhah conceived and bare Ja- and said, The LORD Mall add to me cob a fon.

another son. 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged 25 And it came to pass, when Rachel me, and hath also heard my voice, and had born Joseph, that jacob said unto hath given me a son : therefore called Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto The his name Dan.

mine own place, and to my country: 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived 26 Give me my wives and my children, again, and bare Jacob a second son. for whom I have served thee, and let me

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