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Rebekah given to Isaac.


Before 45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, 1857. behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. 46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink; and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

+ Heb. vessels.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him and I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.


48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way, to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.

49 And now, if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad, or good.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

53 And the servant brought forth † jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night: and they e Verses rose up in the morning; and he said, Send me away unto my master.

56, & 59.


55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the a damsel abide with us || a few days, at the least ten ; fullyear, or, ten after that she shall go.


56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away, that I may go to my master.


57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister; be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

The sons of Abraham by Keturah.


65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is Before this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the 1857. servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail and covered herself.

f Chap.

62 And Isaac came from the way of the well 1614.& Lahai-roi: for he dwelt in the south country.



63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at pray. the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.


64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes; and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

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11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.


c Chap. 16. 14. &

12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, 24. 62. Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's cir. 1800. handmaid, bare unto Abraham.


13 And these are the names of the sons of Ish-d1 Ghr mael, by their names, according to their generations: The first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes, according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, 1778. an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up. the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he +died in the presence of all his brethren.

Heb fell

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pottage. cir. 1805. +Hcb. going to die. g Hebr. 12. 16.

27 And the boys grew and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

+ Heb. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because † he did eat of venison his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

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29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, Heb. + with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore red, with was his name called Edom.

with that

that red

cir. 1804,


24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die; and what profit shall this birthright do to me? 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and she sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright. CHAP. XXVI.

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13. 15. & 15. 18.

3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and a Chap. will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries; and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father:

Isaac reproved by Abimelech. 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and Before kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, cir. 1804. and my laws.


4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these counb Chap. tries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth 22. 18. be blessed;

12. 3. &


And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife, and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.


Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received + Heb in the same year an hundred-fold; and the LORD blessed him.

13 And the man waxed great, and † went forward, + Heb. and grew, until he became very great: going.

14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of || servants: and the Phili-or, stines envied him.



15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. † 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well || Esek; because they strove with him. That is, 21 And they digged another well, and strove for tion. that also: and he called the name of it | Sitnah. That is,


22 And he removed from thence, and digged an- Hatred." other well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it || Rehoboth; and he said, For now the That is, LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.


23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24 Änd the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed, for my servant Abraham's sake.

25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

+ Hcb. living.

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+ Heb. bitterness of spirit.

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33 And he called it || Shebah: therefore the name The well of the city is | Beer-sheba unto this day.

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34 And Esau was forty years old when he took 1796. to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and c Chap. Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite;



35 Which were ta grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

cir. 1760.


1 Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Rebekah instructeth Jacob how to obtain the blessing: 18Jacob, under the person of Esau, obtaineth it. 30 Esau bringeth venison; Isaac trembleth, but confirmeth the blessing. 34 Esau complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing: 41 he threateneth Jacob's life; 42 Rebekah disappointeth it. ND it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and


called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son. And he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death.

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and Heb. take me some venison;

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee.

Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth;

his father's blessing.


10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he Before may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. Cir. 1760 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.


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15 And Rebekah took + goodly raiment of her He eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son.

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck.

17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father." And he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first-born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray me. thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

+ Heb. before

28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, a Hebr and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

11. 20

29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy sou may bless me.


Esau complaineth, and obtaineth a blessing.

cir. 1760.

Before 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art |
thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy first-born Esau.
33 And Isaac + trembled very exceedingly, and
+ Heb. said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison,
and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before
thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall
be blessed.

trembled with a great trem

bling greatly. + Heb.


34¶ And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father! 35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.

That is, planter.

36 And he said, Is not he rightly named || Jacob? er for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I || sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?


38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my b Hebr. father! And Esau lifted up his voice and wept. 39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, cVer.28. Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the 11 Or, earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

12. 17.


of the fatness.

Or, supported.

e Chap. 26. 35.

41 And Esau hated Jacob, because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at doa?. hand, then will I slay my brother Jacob.




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Hosea 22. 12.

40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass, when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother, to Haran; 44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? CHAP. XXVIII.

1 Isaac blesseth Jacob, and is sent to Padan-aram. 6 Esau marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael. 10 Jacob's vision. 16 The stone of Beth-el. 20 Jacob's vow. ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.


2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.


Jacob's vision of a ladder. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee Before fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be † a multitude of people;

CHRIST 1760.

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4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, † Heb. and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit bly sembly of the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God people gave unto Abraham.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the ings. brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

+ Heb. of thy sojourn b Chap. 17.8.

6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that, as he blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;

8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan + pleased not Isaac his father;

+ Heb. were evil 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the the wives which he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, eyes, &c. Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. 10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set: and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.


c Called Acts 7.2 Charran

13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and d Chap. said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and 35. 1. & the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

48. 3.

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt + spread abroad to the west, and to † Heb.. the east, and to the north, and to the south and in forth. thee, and in thy seed, shall all the families of the e Deut.


earth be blessed.

12. 20. -f Chap.

15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee 12. 3. & in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee 18.18.& again into this land: for I will not leave thee, until 23. 18.& I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

26. 4.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place, and I knew it not.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: That is but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. house of 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will God. be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillár, shall be God's house and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Jacob and Rachel meet:

Before CHRIST 1760.


CHAP. XXIX. 1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran: 9 he maketh himself known to Rachel; Laban entertaineth him. 15 Jacob covenanteth for Rachel: 21 deceived with Leah: 28 marrieth Rachel also, and serveth for her seven years more. 31 Leah beareth Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah. HEN Jacob + went on his journey, and came into THE the land of the † people of the east.

+Heb. lift uphis feet. + Heb.

2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, children. and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.

3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

+ Heb.

6 And he said unto them, † Is he well? And they Is there said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter

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+ Heb.
yet the
day is

cometh with the sheep.

7 And he said, Lo, † it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.

9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for she kept them.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

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He marrieth Leah and Rachel.

CHRIST 1753.

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, Before for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.



20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the first-born. + Heb. place. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

28¶ And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week; and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

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30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, cir. 1752 he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren..

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; and she That is, called his name | Reuben: for she said, Surely the Season. LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and cir. 1751. said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name || Simeon.

That is, Hear

34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and ing. said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto cir.1750. me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called || Levi.

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That is, Joined cir. 1749

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name || Judah, and † left bearing. That is, Praise. + Heb. stood from bearing. CHAP. XXX.


a Matth 1.2.

1 Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. 5 Bilhah beareth Dan and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth Zilpah her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. 14 Reuben findeth mandrakes, for which Rachel yieldeth her husband to Leah. 17 Leah beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth to depart; Laban stayeth him on a new covenant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby he becometh rich. A children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto ND Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no


Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also † have children by her.

+ Heb.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife; be built and Jacob went in unto her.

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