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CHAP. XXX. Jacob's covenant with Laban. lings have I wrestled with my sister, and thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, I have prevailed: and she called his name tarry: for I have learned by experience Naphtali.

that the Lord hath blessed me forthy sake. 9 When Leah saw that she had left 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, bearing, she took Zilpah, her maid, and and I will give it. gave her Jacob to wife.

29 And he said unto him, Thou know. 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Ja-est how I have served thee, and how thy cob a son.

cattle was with me. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: 30 For it was little which thou hadst beand she called his name Gad.

fore I came, and it is now increased unto a 12 And Zilpab, Leah's maid, bare Jacob multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee a second son.

since my coming : and now, when shall I 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for provide for mine own house also ? the daughters will call me blessed : and 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? she called his name Asher.

And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me 14 | And Reuben went in the days of any thing. If thou wilt do this thing for me, wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in I will again feed and keep thy flock: the field, and brought them onto his mo 32 I will pass through all thy flock tother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give day, removing from thence all the speckme, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. ted and spotted cattle, and all the brown

15 And she said unto her, Is it a small cattle among the sheep, and the spotted matter that thou hast taken my husband ? and speckled among the goats: and of and wouldest thou take away my son's such shall be my hire. mandrakes also ? And Rachel said, There 33 So shall my righteousness answer for fore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy me in time to come, when it shall come son's mandrakes.

for my hire before thy face: every one that 16 And Jacob came out of the field in is not speckled and spotted among the the evening, and Leah went out to meet goats, and brown among the sheep, that him, and said, Thou must come in unto shall be counted stolen with me. me; for surely I have hired thee with my 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would son's mandrakes. And he lay with her it might be according to thy word. that night.

35. And he removed that day the be17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and goats that were ring-streaked and spotted, she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifthson. and all the she-goats that were speckled

18 And Leah said, God hath given me and spotted, and every one that had some my hire, because I have given my white in it, and all the brown among the maiden to my husband : and she called sheep, and gave them into the hands of his his name Issachar.

19 And Leah conceived again, and 36 And he set three days' journey bebare Jacob the sixth son.

twixt himself and Jacob; and Jacob fed 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed the rest of Laban's flocks. me with a good dowry; now will my hus 37 | And Jacob took him rods of

green band dwell with me, because I have borne poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; him şix sons: and she called his name and pilled white streaks in them, and made Zebulun.

the white appear which was in the rods. 21 And afterwards she bare a daugh 38 And he set the rods which he had ter, and called her name Dinah. pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the

22 | And God remembered Rachel, and (watering-troughs when the flocks came to God hearkened to her, and opened her drink; that they should conceive when womb.

they came to drink. 23 And she conceived, and bare a son; 39 And the flocks conceived before the and said, God hath taken away my re- rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streakproach:

ed, speckled, and spotted. 24 And she called his name Joseph ; 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and said, The LORD shall add to me and set the faces of the flocks toward the another son.

ring-streaked, and all the brown in the 25 | And it came to pass, when Rachel flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto by themselves, and put them not unto LaLaban, Send me away, that I may go unto ban's cattle. mine own place, and to my country. 41 And it came to pass,whensoever the

26 Give me my wives and my children, stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob for whom I have served thee, and let me laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle go: : for thou knowest my service which I in the gutters, that they might conceive have done thee.

among the rods. 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray! 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he

sons.

Jacob departs from Laban : GENESIS.

He us pursued by him, put them not in: so the feebler were La-jand all his goods which he had gotten, the ban's, and the stronger Jacob's. cattle of his getting, which he had gotten

43. And the man increased exceedingly, in Padan-aram; for to go to Isaac his father and had much cattle, and maid-servants, in the land of Canaan. and men-servants, and camels, and asses. 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep CHAP. XXXI.

and Rachel had stolen the images that were A berada thods;

saying, Jacob hath taken away all that 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to was our father's; and of that which was our Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not father's hath he gotten all this glory. that he fled.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of 21 So he led with all that he had; and Lahan, and behold, it was not toward him he rose up, and passed over the river, and as before.

set his face toward the mount Gilead. 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Re 22 And it was told Laban on the third turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to day, that Jacob was fed. thy kindred ; and I will be with thee. 23 And he took his brethren with him,

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and pursued afterhim seven days' journey: and Leah to the field unto his flock, and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

5 And said unto them, I see your fa 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian ther's countenance, that it is not toward in a dream by night, and said unto him, me as before : but the God of my father Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob Lath been with me.

either good or bad. 6 And ye know that with all my power 25 | Then Laban orertook Jacob. I have seryed your father.

Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the 7 And your father hath deceived me, mount: and Laban with his brethren and changed my wages ten times: but pitched in the mount of Gilead. God suffered him not to hurt me.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast 8 Ishe said thus, The speckled shall be thou done, that thou hast stolen away una thy wages; then all the cattle bare speck- awares to me, and carried away my daughled: and if he said thus, The ring-streaked ters, as captives taken with the sword? shall be thy hire : then bare all the cat 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away setle ring-streaked.

cretly, and steal away from me, and didst 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle not tell me, that I might have sent thee of your father, and given them to me. away with mirth, and with songs, with

io And it came to pass at the time that tabret, and with harp ? the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my 'eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the sons, and my daughters ? thou hast now ráms which leaped upon the cattle were done foolishly in so doing. ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled. 29 It is in the power of my hand to do

il And the angel of God spake unto you hurt : but the God of your father spake me in a dream, saying, Jacob : And I unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou said, Here am I.

heed that thou speak not to Jacob either 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes good or bad. and see, all the rams which leap upon the 30 And now, though thou wouldest cattle are ring-streaked, speckled, and needs be gone, because thou sore longedst grizzled : for I have seen all that Laban after thy father's house; yet wherefore bast doeth unto thee.

thou stolen my gods? 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou 31 And Jacob answered and said to anointedst the pillar, and where thou vow Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, edst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee Peradventure thou wouldest take by force out from this land, and return unto tbe land thy daughters from me. of thy kindred.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy 14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and gods, let him not live : before our brethren said unto him, Is there yet any portion or discern thou what is thine with me, and inheritance for us in our fatber's house? take it to thee: for Jacob knew not that

15 Are we not counted of him strangers ? Rachel had stolen them. for he hath sold us, and bath quite devour 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, ed also our money.

and into Leah's tent, and into the two 16 For all tire riches which God hath maid-servants' tents; but he found them taken from our father, that is ours, and our not. Then went he out of Leal’s tent, children's: now then, whatsoever God hath and entered into Rachel's tent. said unto thee, do.

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, 179 Then Jacob rose up, and set his and put them in the camel's furniture, and sons and his wives upon camels; sat upon them. And Laban searched all 18 And he carried away all his cattle, the tent, but found them not,

| Jacob's covenant with Lubań: CHAP. XXXII. Has a vision--sends to Ésau.

35 And she said to her father, Let it 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold not displease my lord that I cannot rise up this heap, and behold this pillar, which I before thee ; for the custom of women is have cast betwixt me and thee; upon me. And he searched, but found 52 This heap be witness, and this pillar not the images.

be witness, that I will not pass over this 36 | And Jacob was wroth, and chode heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass with Laban: and Jacob answered and over this heap and this pillar unto me, for said to Laban, What is my trespass? what harm. is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued 53 The God of Abraham, and the God after me?

of Nahor, the God of their father, judge 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear stuff, what hast thou found of all thy house- of his father Isaac. hold-stuff? set it here before my brethren, 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon and thy brethren, that they may judge be the mount, and called his brethren to eat twixt us both.

bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried 38 This twenty years have I been with all night in the mount. thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not 55 And early in the morning Laban rose cast their young, and the rams of thy flock up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, have I not eaten.

and blessed them: and Laban departed, 39 That which was torn of beasts, I and returned unto his place. brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of

CHAP. XXXII. ity of my hand didst tboveneguire city whe- A Napelacoke center his way, and the ther stolen by day, or stolen by night.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, consumed me, and the frost by night; and This is God's host: and he called the my sleep departed from mine eyes. name of that place Mahanaim.

41 Thus have I been twenty years in 3 And Jacob sent messengers before thy house : I served thee fourteen years him to Esau his brother, unto the land of for thy two daughters, and six years for Seir, the country of Edom. tby cattle: and thou hast changed my 4 And he commanded them, saying, wages ten times.

Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; 42 Except the God of my father, the Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have soGod of Abraham, and the Fearof Isaac had journed with Laban, and stayed there unbeen with me, surely thou hadst sent me til now: away now empty. God hath seen mine 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, affliction, and the labour of my hands, and and men-servants, and women-servants : rebuked thee yesternight.

and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may 431 And Laban answered, and said unto find grace in thy sight. Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, 6 | And the messengers returned to and these children are my children, and Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, seest is mine; and what can I do this day and four hundred men with him. unto these my daughters, or unto their 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and children which they have borne ? distressed: and he divided the people that

44 Now therefore come thou, let us was with him, and the flocks, and herds, make a covenant, I and thou; and let it and the camels into two bands; be for a witness between me and thee. 8 And said, If Esau come to the one

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it company, and smite it, then the other comup for a pillar.

pany which is left shall escape. 16 And Jacob said unto his brethren, 9° | And Jacob said, O God of my

faGather stones; and they took stones, and ther Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, made: a heap: and they did eat there the LORD which saidst unto me, Return upon the heap.

unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadu- I will deal well with thee: tha: but Jacob called it Galeed:

10 I am not worthy of the least of all 48 And Laban said, This heap is a wit- the mercies, and of all the truth, which ness between me and thee this day. There- thou hast 'shewed 'unto thy servant : for fore was the name of it called Galeed : with my staff I passed over this Jordan,

49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD and now I am become two bands. watch between me and thee, when we are 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the absent one from another.

hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau. 50 If thou shalt afllict my daughters, or for I fear him, lest he will come and smite if thou shalt take other, wives besides my me, and the mother with the children. daughters; no man is with us; see, God 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do is witness betwixt me and thee.

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Jacob wrestles with an angel : GENESIS. His kind meeting with Esdu. of the sea, which cannot be numbered for 31 And as he passed over Penuel the multitude.

sun rosé upon him, and he halted upon his 13 | And he lodged there that same thigh. night, and took of that which came to his 32 Therefore the children of Israeleat band a present for Esau his brother ; not of the sinew which shrank, which is

14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty day ; because he touched the hollow of rams,

Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts,

CHAP. XXXIII.
ND Jacob lifted his

eyes, and lookand ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the handof him four hundred men. And he divided his servants, every drove by themselves; the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and said unto his servants, Pass over before and unto the two handmaids. me, and put a space betwixtdrove and drove. 2 And he put the handmaids and their

17 And he commanded the foremost, children foremost, and Leah and her chilgaying, When Esau my brother meeteth dren after, and Rachel and Joseph hinderthee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art most. thou ? and whither goest thou ? and whose 3 And he passed over before them, and are these before thee?

bowed himself to the ground seven times, 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy until he came near to his brother. servant Jacob's : it is a present sent unto 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and emmy lord Esau : and behold also he is be-braced him, and fell on his neck, and kiss

ed him: and they wept. 19 And so commanded he the second, 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the and the third, and all that followed the women and the children, and said, Whoare droves, saying, On this manner shall ye those with thee? And he said, The children speak unto Esau, when ye find him. which God hath graciously given thy ser

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy vant. servant Jacob is behind us.' For he said, 6 Then the handmaidens came near, I will appease him with the present that they and their children, and they bowed goeth before me, and afterward I will see themselves. his tace; peradventure he will acceptofme. 7 And Leah also with her children came

21 So went the present over before him; near, and bowed themselves; and after and bimself lodged that night in the com- came Joseph near and Rachel, and they pany.

bowed themselves. 22 And he rose up that night, and took 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all his two wives, and his two women-ser- this drove which I met? And he said, vants, and his eleven sons, and passed These areto findgrace in the sight ofmy lord. over the ford Jabbok.

9 And Esau said, I have enough, my 23 And he took them, and sentthemover brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. the brook, and sent over that he had. 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee,

24 | And Jacob was left alone; and if now I have found grace in thy sight, then there wrestled a man with him, until the receive my present at my hand: for therebreaking of the day.

fore I have seen thy face, as though I had 25 And when he saw that he prevailed seen the face of God, and thou wast pleasnot against him, he touched the hollow of ed with me. his thigh : and the hollow of Jacob's thigh 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. is brought to thee; because God hath

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day dealt graciously with me, and because I breaketh : And he said, I will not let thee have enough : and he urged him, and he go, except thou bless me.

took it. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy 12 And he said, Let us take our jourpame? And he said, Jacob.

ney, and letus go, and I willgo before thee. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be call 13 And he said unto him, My lord knowed no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a eth that the children are tender, and the prince hast thou power with God, and locks and herds with young are with me, with men, and hast prevailed.

and if men should over-drive them one 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell day, all the flock will die.

1 pray thee, thy name : And he said, 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my before his servant : and I will lead on name? And he blessed him there. softly, according as the cattle that goeth

30 And Jacob called the name of the before me, and the children be able to en.' place Peniel: for I have seen God face to dure; until I come unto my lord unto Seir. face, and my life is preserved.

15' And Esau said, Let me now leave

me,

The Shechemites circumcised: CHAP. XXXIV. Slain by the sons of Jacob. with thee some of the folk that are with 14 And they said unto them, We cannot me : And he said, What needeth it? Let do this thing, to give our sister to one that me find grace in the sight of my lord. is uncircumcised : for that were a re

16 So Esau returned that day on his proach unto us : way unto Seir.

15 But in this will we consent unto i7 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, you: If ye will be as we be, that every and built him a house, and made booths male of you be circumcised ; for his cattle : therefore the name of the 16 Then will we give our daughters place is called Succoth.

unto you, and we will take your daughters 18 | And Jacob came to Shalem, a city to us, and we will dwell with you, and we of Shechem, which is in the land of Ca- will become one people. naan, when he came from Padan-aram; 17 But if ye will not hearken-unto us, and pitched his tent before the city. to be circumcised; then will we take our

19 And he bought a parcel of a field, daughter, and we will be gone. where he had spread his tent, at the hand 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and of the children of Hamor, Shechem's fa- Shechem, Hamor's son. ther, for a hundred pieces of money. 19 And the young man deferred not to

20 And he erected there an altar, and do the thing, because he had delight in Jacalled it El-elobe-Israel.

cob's daughter: and he was more honourCHAP. XXXIV.

able than all the house of his father. A she barelunto Facob, went our house came unto the

gate of their city, and comthe daughters of the land.

muned with the men of their city, saying, 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor 21 These men are peaceable with us, the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, therefore let them dwell in the land, and he took her, and lay with her, and defiled trade therein: for the land, behold, it is her.

large enough for them : let us take their 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughters to us for wives, and let us give daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam- them our daughters. sel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 22 Only herein will the men consent

4 And Shechem spake unto his father unto us for to dwell with us, to be one Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. people, if every male among us be circum

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled cised, as they are circumcised. Dinah bis daughter;(now his sons were 23 Shall not their cattle, and their subwith his cattle in the field;) and Jacob stance, and every beast of theirs be ours ? held his peace until they were come. only let us consent unto them, and they

6 | And Hamor the father of Shechem will dwell with us. went out unto Jacob to commune with him. 24 And unto Hamor,and unto Shechem

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of his son, hearkened all that went out of the the field when they heard it: and the men gate of his city : and every male was cirwere grieved, and they were very wroth, cumcised, all that went out of the gate of because he had wrought folly in Israel, in his city. lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing 25 T And it came to pass on the third ought not to be done.

day, when they were sore, that two of the And Hamor communed with them, sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's saying, The soul of my son Shechem long- brethren, took each man his sword, and eth for your daughter: I pray you give came upon the city boldly, and slew all her him to wife.

the males. 9 And inake ye marriages with us, and 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem give your daughters unto us, and take our his son with the edge of the sword, and daughters unto you.

took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and 1o And ye shall dwell with us: and the went out. land shall be before you; dwell and trade 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the ye therein, and get you possessions therein. slain, and spoiled the city ; because they

11 And Shechem said unto her father, had defiled their sister. and unto her brethren, Let me find grace 28 They took their sheep, and their in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto oxen, and their asses, and that which was me, I will give.

in the city, and that which was in the field. 12 Ask me never so much dowry and 29 And all their wealth and all their little gift, and I will give accorling as ye shall ones, and their wives took they captive, say untoine: hutgive me the damsel to wife, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink and said, Because he had defiled Dinah among the inhabitants of the land, among their sister:

the Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and I

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