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Jacob's covenant with Laban. Chap. xxxi.

He departeth from Laban. go: for thou knowest my service which 41 And it came to pass, whenfoever I have done thee.

the ttronger cattle did conceive, that Ja27 | And Laban said unto him, I pray cob laid the rods before the eyes of the thee, if I have found favour in thine cattle in the gutters, that they might eyes, tarry: for I have learned by expe- conceive among the rods. rience that the LORD hath blessed me 42 But when the cattle were feeble, for thy fake.

he put them not in : so the feebler were 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. and I will give it.

43 And the man increased exceedingly, 29 And he said unto him, Thou know- and had much cattle, and maidservants, est how I have served thee, and how thy and menservants, and camels, and asses. cattle was with me.

CHAP. XXXI. 30 For it was little which thou hadît be- 1 Jacob departeth from Laban. 22 Laban fore I came, and it is now increased unto pursueth him. 44 Their covenant at a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed Galeed. thee since my coming: and now when ND he heard the words of Laban's Thall I provide for mine own house also?

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sons, saying, Jacob had taken a31 And he said, What shall I give thee? way all that was our father's; and of And Jacob said, 'Thou shalt not give me that which was our father's hath he gotany thing: if thou wilt do this thing for ten all his glory. me, I will again feed and keep thy flock: 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance

32 I will pass through all thy flock to of Laban, and, behold, it was not to. day, removing from thence all the speck- ward him as before. led and spotted cattle, and all the brown 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Recattle among the Meep, and the spotted turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to and speckled among the goats :: and of thy kindred ; and I will be with thee. such shall be my hire.

4 And Jacob fent and called Rachel - 33 So Thall my righteousness answer for and Leah to the field unto his flock, me in time to come, when it shall come 5 And said unto them, I see your for my hire before thy face : cvery one father's countenance, that it is not tothat is not speckled and spotted among ward me as before ; but the God of my the goats, and brown among lhe sheep, father hath been with me. that shall be counted stolen with me. 6 And ye know that with all my power

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would I have served your father. it might be according to thy word.

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father hath deceived me, 35 And he removed that day the he and changed my wages ten times; but goats that were ringstraked and spotted, God suffered him not to hurt me. and all the The goats that were fpeckled 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall and spotted, and every one that had some be thy wages; then all the cattle bare white in it, and all the brown among speckled: and if he said thus, The ringthe sheep, and gave them into the hand straked shall be thy hire; then bare all of his fons.

the cattle ringstraked. 36 And he set three days' journey be 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattwixt himself and Jacob : and Jacob fed tle of your father, and given them to me. the rest of Laban's flocks.

10 And it came to pass at the time that 37 | And Jacob took him rods of the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine green poplar, and of the hazel and cher eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, nut tree; and pilled white strakes in the rams which leaped upon the cattle them, and made the white appear which were ringstraked, speckled, and grised. was in the rods.

II. And the angel of God spake unto 38 And he set the rods which he had me in a dream, saying, Jacob : And I pilled before the flocks in the gutters in said, Here am I. the watering troughs when the flocks 12 And he said, Lift up now thine came to drink, that they should conceive eyes, and see, all the rams which leap when they came to drink.

upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, 39 And the flocks conceived before the and grilled : for I have seen all that Larods, and brought forth cattle ringstrak- ban doeth unto thee. ed, speckled, and spotted.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, where 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, thou anointedst the pillar, and where and let the faces of the focks toward the thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, ringstraked, and all the brown in the lock get thee out from this land, and return of Laban; and he put his own fucks unto the land of thy kindred. by themselves, and put them not unto 14 And Rachel and Leah answered and Laban's cattle.

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GENESIS. Laban and Jacob contend. said unto him, Is there yet any portion or 32 With whomsoever thou findest thy inheritance for us in our father's house? gods, let him not live: before our bré.

15 Are we not counted of him stran- thren discern thou what is thine with gers ? for he hath sold us, and hạth quite me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew devoured also our money:

not that Rachel had stolen them. 16. For all the riches which God hath 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, taken from our father, that is our's, and and into Leah's tent, and into the two our children's : now then, whatsoever maidservants' tents; but he found them God hath said unto thee, do.

not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, 17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his and entered into Rachel's tent. fons and his wives upon camels ;

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, 18 And he carried away all his cattle, and put them in the camel's furniture, and all his goods which he had gotten, and fat upon them. And Laban searched the cattle of his getting, which he had all the tent, but found them not. gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac 35 And she faid to her father, Let it his father in the land of Canaan. not displease my lord that I cannot rise

19 And Laban went to fhear his sheep : up before thee; for the custom of woand' Rachel had stolen the images that men is upon me. And he searched, but were her father's.

found not the ages. 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to 36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode Laban the Syrian, in that he told him with Laban: and Jacob answered and not that he fied.

said to Laban, What is my trespass? 21 So he fled with all that he had; and what is my fin, that thou hast so hotly he rufe up, and passed over the river, and pursued after me? set his face toward the mount Gilead. 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my

22 | And it was told Laban on the stuff, what hast thou found of all thy third day that Jacob was fied.

houshold stuff? set it here before my 23 And he took his brethren with him, brethren and thy brethren, that they may and pursued after him seven days' jour-judge betwixt us both. ney; and they overtook him in the mount 38 This twenty years have I been with Gilead.

thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have 24 And God came to Laban the Syri- not cast their young, and the rams of thy an in a dream by night, and said unto flock have I not eaten. him, Take heed that thou speak not to 39 That which was torn of beasts I Jacob either good or bad.

brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of 25. Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now it; of my hand didst thou require it, Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: whether stolen by day, or stolen by night. and Laban with his brethren pitched in 40 Thus I was; in the day the drought the mount of Gilead.

consumed me, and the frost by night; 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hart and my Neep departed from mine eyes. thou done, that thou hast stoleri away un 41 Thus have I been twenty years in awares to me, and carried away my daugh- thy house; I served thee fourteen years ters, as captives taken with the sword? for thy two daughters, and six years for

27 Wherefore didnt thou flee away re-thy cattle : and thou hast changed my cretly, and steal away from me; and wages ten times. didft not tell me, that I might have sent 42 Except the God of my father, the thee away with mirth, and with songs, God of Abraham, and the fear of Ifaac, with tabret, and with harp ?

had been with me, surely thou hadft sent 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss me away now empty. God hath seen my sons and my daughters? thou hast mine affliction and the labour of my now done foolishly in so doing.

hands, and rebuked thee yesternight. 29 It is in the power of my hand to do 43 And Laban answered and said unto you hurt: but the God of your father Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, ipake unto me yesternight, faying, Take and these children are my children, and thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob these cattle are my cattle, and all that cither good or bad.

thou seest is mine : and what can I do 30 And now, though thou wouldest this day unto these my daughters, or unto needs be gone, because thou fore longedit their children which they have born ? after thy father's house, yet wherefore 44 T Now therefore come thou, let us hast thou stolen my gods?

make a covenant, I and thou; and let it 31 And Jacob answered and said to be for a witness between me and thee. Laban, Because I was afraid : for I said, 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it Peradventure thou wouldest take by up for a pillar. force thy daughters from ine.

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Facob's vision

Chap. xxxii.

His present to Efau. 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, distressed: and he divided the people Gather stones; and they took stones, and that was with him, and the flocks, and made an heap: and they did eat there herds, and the camels, into two bands ; upon the heap.

8 And said, If Efau come to the one 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadu- company, and smite it, then the other tha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

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which is left shall escape. 48 And Laban said, This heap is a 9 And Jacob faid, O God of my father witness between me and thee this day. Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Therefore was the name of it called the Lord which faidst unto me, Return Galeed;

unto thy country, and to thy kindred, 49 And Mizpah; for he said, The and I will deal well with thee: Lord watch between me and thee, when 10 I am not worthy of the least of all we are abfent one from another. the mercies, and of all the truth, which

so If thou shalt afflict my daughters, thou hast shewed unto thy servant ; for or if thou shalt take other wives beside with my staff I passed over this Jordan; my daughters, no man is with us ; fee, and now I am become two bands. God is witness betwixt me and thee. II Deliver me, I pray thee, from the

SI And Laban said to Jacob, Behold hand of my brother, from the hand of Efau; this heap, and behold this pillar, which for I fear him, lest he will come and smite I have cast betwixt me and thee; me, and the mother with the children.

52 This heap be witness, and this pillar 12 And thou faidst, I will surely do be witness, that I will not pass over this thee good, and make thy feed as the heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass sand of the sea, which cannot be numover this heap and this pillar unto me, bered for multitude. for harm.

13 | And he lodged there that same 53 The God of Abraham, and the God night; and took of that which came to of Nahor, the God of their father, judge his hand a present for Esau his brother; betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the 14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty fear of his father Isaac.

he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon rams, the mount, and called his brethren to eat 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, bread : and they did eat bread, and tar- forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, ried all night in the mount.

and ten foles. 55 And carly in the morning Laban 16 And he delivered them into the hand rose up, and kissed his sons and his daugh- of his servants, every drove by themters, and blesed them: and Laban de- felves; and he said unto his servants, parted, and returned unto his place. Pass over before me, and put a space CHAP. XXXII.

betwixt drove and drove. I Jacob's vision. 3 His message, 13 and 17 And he commanded the foremost, present to Esau. 24 Wresiling with an saying, When Esau my brother meeteth angel he is called Ifrael.

thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art ND Jacob went on his way, and thou ? and whither goeft thou ? and

whose are there before thee? 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy ferThis is God's hoft: and he called the vant Jacob's; it is a present fent unto my name of that place Mahanaim.

lord Efau: and, behold, also he is behind us. 3 [ And Jacob sent messengers before 19 And so commanded he the second, him to Esau his brother unto the land and the third, and all that followed the of Seir, the country of Edom. droves, saying, Ou this manner Mall ye

4 And he commanded them, saying, Ipeak unto Etau, when ye find him. Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Efau; 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, tlry Thy servant Jacob faith thus, I have so- fervant Jacob is behind us. For he said, journed with Laban, and stayed there I will appease him with the present that until now:

goeth before me, and afterward I will 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, tee his face; peradventure he will accept and menservants, and womenfervants : of me. and I have sent to tell my lord, that I 21 So went the present over before may find grace in thy sight.

him: and himself lodged that night in the 6 And the messengers returned to Ja- company, cob, saying, We came to thy brother 22 And he rose up that night, and took Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, his two wives, and his two womentirand four hundred men with him. vants, and his eleven sons, and pallei 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and over the ford Jabbok,

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Jacob's and Efau's kind meeting. GENESIS.

Jacob buildeth an altar. 23 And he took them, and sent them 8 And he said, What meanest thou over the brook, and sent over that he had. by all this drove which I met ? and he

24 | And Jacob was left alone; and said, These are to find grace in the fight there wrestled a man with him until the of my lord. breaking of the day,

9 And Efau said, I have enough, my 25 And when he saw that he prevailed brother; keep that thou hast unto thynot against him, he touched the hollow of self. his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. if now I have found grace in thy fight,

26 And he said, Let me go, for the then receive my present at my hand : for day breaketh. And he said, I will not therefore I have seen thy face, as though let thee go, except thou bless me. I had seen the face of God, and thou

27 And he said unto him, What is thy wast pleased with me. name? and he said, Jacob.

11 Take, I pray thee, my blesing that 28 And he said, Thy name shall be is brought to thee; because God hath called no more Jacob, but Ifrael: for as dealt graciously with me, and because I a prince hast thou power with God and have enough. And he urged him, and with men, and haft prevailed.

he took it. 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name : And he and let us go, and I will go before thee. said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask af 13 And he said unto him, My lord ter my name? and he blessed him there. knoweth that the children are tender,

30 And Jacob called the name of the and the flocks and herds with young are place Peniel: for I have seen God face with me: and if men thould overdrive to face, and my life is preserved. them one day, all the flock will die.

31 And as he passed over Penuel the 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, país over fun rofe upon him, and he halted upon before his servant: and I will lead on his thigh.

softly, according as the cattle that goeth 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat before me and the children be able to not of the finew which shrank, which is endure, until I come unto my lord unto upon the lollow of the thigh, unto this Seir. day: because he touched the hollow of I5 And Efau faid, Let me now leave Jacob's thigh in the linew that shrank. with thee some of the folk that are with CHAP. XXXIII.

me: And he said, What needeth it? let I The kindness of Jacob and Efau at their me find grace in the fight of my lord.

meeting: 18 Jacob buyeth a field at 16 So Efau returned that day on his Shalem, and buildeth an altar.

way unto Seir.

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, looked, and, behold, Efau came, and and built him an house, and made booths with him four hundred men. And he for his cattle: therefore the name of the divided the children unto Leah, and unto place is called Succoth. Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 18 [ And Jacob came to Shalem a

2 And he put the handmaids and their city of Shechem, which is in the land of children foremost, and Leah and her chil-Canaan,when he came from Padan-aram; diren after, and Rachel and Joseph hin- and pitched his tent before the city. dermolt.

19 And he bought a parcel of a field, 3. And he passed over before them, where he had spread his tent, at the hand and bowed himself to the ground seven of the children of Hamor, Shechem's fatimes, until he came near to his brother. ther, for an hundred pieces of money.

4 And Efau ran to meet him, and em 20 And he erected there an altar, and braced him, and fell on his neck, and called it El-elohe-Israel. killed him: and they wept.

CHAP. XXXIV. 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw 1 Dinah ravished. 20 The Shechemites are the women and the children; and he circumcised, 25. sain by the sons of Jacob, faid, Who are those with thee? And he 27 and their city Spoiled. ciously given thy servant

which unto Jacobwent 6 Then the handmaidens came near, out to see the daughters of the land. they and their children, and they bowed 2 And when Shechem the son of Hathemselves.

mor the Hivite, prince of the country, 7 And Leah also with her children saw her, he took her, and lay with her, came near, and bowed themselves : and and defiled her. after came Joseph near and Rachel, and 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the they bowed themselves.

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4 And Shechem spake unto his father trade therein; for the land, behold, it is Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to large enough for them; let us take their wife.

daughters to us for wives, and let us give 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled them our daughters. Dinah his daughter: now his sons were 22 Only herein will the men consent with his cattle in the field; and Jacob unto us for to dwell with us, to be one held his peace until they were come. people, if every male among us be cir

6 And Hamor the father of Shechem cumcised, as they are circumcised. went out unto Jacob to commune with 23 Shall not their cattle and their subhim.

stance and every beast of their's be our's? 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of only let us consent unto them, and they the field when they heard it: and the will dwell with us. men were grieved, and they were very 24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem wroth, because he had wrought folly in his son hearkened all that went out of Ifrael in lying with Jacob's daughter; the gate of his city; and every male was which thing ought not to be done. circumcised, all that went out of the gate

8 And Hamor communed with them, of his city. saying, The foul of my son Shechem 25 I And it came to pass on the third longeth for your daughter : I pray you day, when they were sore, that two of give her him to wife.

the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, 9 And make ye marriages with us, and Dinah's brethren, took each man his give your daughters unto us, and take sword, and came unto the city boldly, our daughters unto you.

and New all the males. 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem land shall be before you; dwell and trade his son with the edge of the sword, and ye therein, and get ye possessions therein. took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and.

11 And Shechem said unto her father went out. and unto her brethren, Let me find grace 27 1 The sons of Jacob came upon the in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto nain, and spoiled the city, because they me I will give.

had defiled their filter. 12 Ak me never so much dowry and 28 They took their heep, and their gift, and I will give according as ye shall oxen, and their asses, and that which say unto me: but give me the damsel to was in the city, and that which was in wife.

the field, 13 And the sons of Jacob answered 29 And all their wealth, and a'l their Shechem and Hamor his father deceit- little ones, and their wives took they fully, and said, Because he had defiled captive, and spoiled even all that was Dinah their filter:

in the house. 14 And they said unto them, We can 30 And Jacob faid to Simeon and Levi, not do this thing, to give our sister to Ye have troubled me to make me to stink one that is uncircumcised; for that were among the inhabitants of the land, among a reproach unto us:

the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and 15 But in this will we consent unto I being few in number, they thall gather you: If ye will be as we be, that every themselves together against me, and Nay male of you be circumcised;

me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my 16 Then will we give our danghters house. unto you, and we will take your daugh 31 And they said, Should he deal with ters to us, and we will dwell with you, our fifter as with an harlot? and we will become one people.

CHAP. XXXV. 17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, 1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. to be circumcised; then we will take our purgeth his house of idols, 6 and buildeth daughter, and we will be gone.

an cltar at Beth-el. 28 Isaac's death. 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

up to Beth-el, and dwell there : and 19 And the young man deferred not make there an altar unto God, that apto do the thing, because he had delight in peared unto thee when thou fleddest from Jacob's daughter: and he was more ho- the face of Efau thy brother. nourable than all the house of his father. 2 | Then Jacob said unto his houshold,

20 { And Hamor and Shechem his son and to all that were with him, Put away came unto the gate of their city, and com- the strange gods that are among you, and muned with the men of their city, saying, be clean, and change your garments :

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