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God sends Jacob to Beth-el. GENESIS.

The death of Isaac. being few in number, they shallgatherthem. Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she selves together against me, and slay me, had hard labour. and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 17 And it came to pass when she was

31 And they said, Should he deal with in hard labour, that the midwife said unto our sister as with a harlot ?

her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. CHAP. XXXV.

18 And it came to pass as her soul was ND

God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up in departing, (for she died, that she called

to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make his name Ben-oni : but his father called there an altar unto God, that appeared unto him Benjamin. thee when thou fleddest from the face of 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in Esau thy brother,

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way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her and to all that were with him, Put away grave : that is the pillar of Rachel's grave the strange gods that are among you, and unto this day. be clean and change your garments :

21 And Israel journeyed, and spread 3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; his tent beyond the tower of Edar. and I will there make an altar unto God, 22 And it came to pass, when Israel who answered me in the day of my dis- dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and tress, and was with me in the way which lay with Bilhah his father's concubine : I went.

and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Ja4 And they gave unto Jacob all the cob were twelve : strange gods which were in their hand, and 23 The sons of Leah ; Reuben, Jacob's all their ear-rings which were in their first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Juears; and Jacob hid them under the oak dah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: which was by Shechem.

24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and 5 And they journeyed: and the terror Benjamin: of God was upon the cities that were round 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's about them, and they did not pursue after handmaid ; Dan, and Naphtali: the sons of Jacob.

26 And ike sons of Zilpah, Leah's hand6 T So Jacob came to Luz, which is in maid; Gad, and Asher. These are the the land of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he sons of Jacob, which were born to him in and all the people that were with him. Padan-aram."

7 And he built there an altar, and call 27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his fa ed the place El-beth-el ;, because there ther unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah God appeared unto him, when he fled from (which is Hebron) where Abraham and the face of his brother.

Isaac sojourned. 8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, 28 And the days of Isaac were a hunand she was buried beneath Beth-el, under dred and fourscore years. an oak : and the name of it was called 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and Allon-bachuth.

died, and was gathered unto his people, 91 And God appeared unto Jacob again being old and full of days; and his sons when he came out of Padan-aram; and Esau and Jacob buried him. blessed him.

CHAP. XXXVI. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob : thy name shall not be called any

Now these are the generations of Esau, more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters and he called his name Israel.

of Canaan ; Adah the daughter of Elon the 11 And God said unto him, I am God Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Alimnighty: be fruitful and multiply; a Anab the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite ; nation and a company of nations shall be 3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, of thee, and kings shall come out of thy sister of Nebajoth. loins.

4 And Adah bare_to Esau, Eliphaz ; 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Bashemath bare Reuel ; and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy 5 And Abolibamah_bare Jeush, and seed after thee will I give the land. Jaalam, and Korah: These are the sons

13 And God went up from him, in the of Esau, which were born unto him in the place where he talked with him. land of Canaan.

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the 6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, place where he talked with him, even a and his daughters, and all the persons of pillar of stone : and he poured a drink- his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. and all his substance which he had got in

15 And Jacob called the name of the the land of Canaan; and went into the place where God spake with him, Beth-el. country from the face of his brother Jacob.

16. And they journeyed from Beth-el; 7 For their riches were more than that and there was but a little way to come to they might dwell together: and the land

The generations of Esau. CHAP. XXXV11:

The kings of Edom wherein they were strangers could not shon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Itbran, bear them, because of their cattle. and Cheran.

8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: 27 The children of Ezer are these ; Esau is Edom.

Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. 9 And these are the generations of Esau 28 The children of Dishan are these ; the father of the Edomites, in mount Seir: Uz, and Aran.

10 These are the names of Esau's sons ; 29 These are the dukes that came of Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau; the Horites ; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of duke Zibeon, duke Anah, Esau.

30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Di11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, Teman, shan: these are the dukes that came of Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. Hori, among their dukes in the landof Seir.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eli 31' And these are he kings that reignphaz, Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz, ed in the land of Edom, before there reignAmalek : these were the sons of Adah, ed any king over the children of Israel. Esau's wife.

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in 13 And these are the sons of Reuel ; Edom: and the name of his city was Din. Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Miz- habah. zah: these were the sons of Bashemath, 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Esau's wife.

Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 14 | And these were the sons of Aholi 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the bamah, the daughter of Anah, the daugh- land of Temani reigned in his stead. ter of Zibeon, Esau's wife : and she bare 35 And Husham died, and Hadad the to Esau,

Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korab. son of Bedad (who smote Midian in the 15 T These were dukes of the.sons of field of Moab) reigned in his stead: and Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, the first-born the name of his city was Avith. son of

Esau ; duke Teman, duke Omar, 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,

Masrekah reigned in his stead. 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of ReAmalek: these are the dukes that came of hoboth by the river reigned in his stead. Eliphaz, in the land of Edom: these were 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the the sons of Adah.

son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 17 | And these are the sons of Reuel, 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, died, and Hadar reigned in his stead : and duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the name of his city was Pau; and his the dukes that came of Reuel, in the land wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Edoin: these are the sons of Bashemath, lof Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. Esau's wife.

40 And these are the names of the dukes 18 | And these are the sons of Aholiba- that came of Esau, according to their famah,Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaa-milies, after their places, by their names ; lam, duke Korah: these were the dukes duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, that came of Aholibamah the daughter of 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Anah, Esau's wife.

Pinon. 19 These are the sons of Esau (who is 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Edom) and these are their dukes. Mibzar,

20 T These are the sons of Seir the 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be Horite, who inbabited the land; Lotan, the dukes of Edom, according to their haand Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, bitations, in the land of their possession ;

21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan : he is Esau, the father of the Edomites. these are the dukes of the Horites, the

CHAP. XXXVII. a rend the children of no tan evleresHo- A his father duela sierangeland the stand ri, and Heman: and Lotan's sister was of Canaan. Timna.

2 These are the generations of Jacob. 23 And the children of Shobal were Joseph being seventeen years old, was these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, feeding the dock with his brethren, and Shepho, and Onam.

the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and 24 And these are the children of Zibeon; with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives : both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah and Joseph brought unto his father their that found the mules in the wilderness, as evil report. he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than

25 And the children of Anah were these : all his children, because he was the son of Dishon, and Abolibamah the daughter of his old age: and he made him a coat of Anah. 26 And these are the children of Di-) 4 And when his brethren saw that their

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GENESIS. He is sold by his brethren. father loved him more than all his brethren, 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed they hated him, and could not speak no blood, but cast him into this pit that is peaceably unto him.

in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon 5 | And Joseph dreamed a dream, and him; that he might rid him out of their he told it his brethren: and they hated hands, to deliver him to his father again. him yet the more.

23 || And it came to pass when Joseph 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray was come unto his brethren, that they you, this dream which I have dreamed: stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of

7 For behold, we were binding sheaves many colours that was on him. in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and 24 And they took him, and cast him also stood upright; and behold, your into a pit: and the pit was empty, there sheaves stood round about, and made obei- was no water in it. sance to my sheaf.

25 And they sat down to eat bread: and 8' And his brethren said unto him, Shalt they lifted up their eyes and looked, and thou indeed reign over 'us? or shalt thou behold, a company of Ishmeelites came indeed have dominion over us? And they from Gilead, with their camels bearing hated him yet the more for his dreams and spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to for his words.

carry it down to Egypt. 9 T And he dreamed yet another dream, 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, What profit is it if we slay our brother, I have dreamed a dream more: and be- and conceal his blood ? hold, the sun and the moon and the eleven 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishstars made obeisance to me.

meelites, and let not our hand be upon 10 And he told it to his father, and to him ; for he is our brother, and our flesh: his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and his brethren were content. and said unto him, What is this dream that 28 Then there passed by Midianites, thou hast dreamed ? Shall I and thy mo- merchant-men; and they drew and lifted ther and thy brethren indeed come to bow up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph down ourselves to thee to the earth? to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of sil

11 And his brethren envied him; but ver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. his father observed the saying.

29 | And Reuben returned unto the pit; 12 And his brethren went to feed and behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and their father's flock in Shechem.

he rent his clothes. 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not 30 And he returned unto his brethren, thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem ? and said, The child is not: and I, whither Come, and I will send thee unto them. shall I go? And he said to bim, Here am I.

31 And they took Joseph's coat, and 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the see whether it be well with thy brethren, coat in the blood : and well with the flocks; and bring me 32 And they sent the coat of many coword again. So he sent him out of the vale lours, and they brought it to their father; of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. and said, This have we found : know now

15 | And a certain man found him, and whether it be thy son's coat or no. behold, he was wandering in the field: and 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my the man asked him, saying, What seekest son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured thou?

bim: Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. 16 And he said I seek my brethren: tell 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for

17 And the man said, They are depart- his son many days. ed hence: for I heard them say, Let us go 35 And all his sons and all his daughters to Dothan. And Joseph went after his rose up to comfort him; but he refused to brethren, and found them in Dothan. be comforted; and he said, For I will go

18 And when they saw him afar off, down into the grave unto my son mourneven before he came near unto them, they ing. Thus his father wept for him. conspired against him to slay him.

36 And the Midianites sold him into 19. And they said one to another, Be- Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharahold this dreamer cometh.

oh's, and captain of the guard. 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay

CHAP. XXXVIII. him, and cast him into some pit; and we will say, Some evil beast hath devodred AND it came to pass at that time, that

Judah went down froin his brethren, him; and we shall see what will become and turned into a certain Adullamite, whose of his dreams.

name was Hirah. 21 And Reuben heard it, and he deli 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a vered hiin out of their hands; and said, certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; Let us not kill Kim.

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The trespass of Onan. CHAP. XXXIX. Joseph advanced by Potiphar.

3 And she conceived, and bare a son; pledge from the woman's hand: but he and he called his name Er.

I found her not. 4 And she conceived again, and bare a 21 Then he asked the men of that place, son; and she called his name Onan. saying, Where is the harlot that was

5 And she yet again conceived and bare openly by the way-side ? And they said, a son; and called his name Shelah: and There was no harlot in this place. he was at Chezib, when she bare him. 22 And he returned to Judah, and said,

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his I cannot find her; and also the men of the first-born, whose name was Tamar. place said, that there was no harlot in this

7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wick-place. ed in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to slew him.

her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in this kid, and thou hast not found her. unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, 24 | And it came to pass about three and raise up seed to thy brother. months after, that it was told Judah, say

9 And Oban knew that the seed should ing, Tamarthy daughter-in-law hath playnot be his : and it came to pass, when heed the harlot; and also, behold, she is went in unto his brother's wife, that he with child by whoredom. And Judah said, spilled it on the ground, lest that he should Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. give seed to his brother.

25 When she was brought forth, she 10 And the thing which he did dis- sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the pleased the LORD: wherefore he slew him man whose these are, am I with child: and

she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daugh-these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. ter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and house, till Shelah my son be grown; (for said, She hath been more righteous than 1; he said, Lest peradventure he die also as because that I gave her not to Shelah my his brethren did.) And Tamar went and son: and he knew her again no more. dwelt in her father's house.

27 And it came to pass in the time of her 12 | And in process of time, the daugh- travail, that behold, twins were in her ter of Shuah Judah's wife died: and Judah womb. was comforted, and went up unto his sheep, 28 And it came to pass when she trashearers to Timnath, he and his friend vailed, that the one put out his hand; and Hirah the Adullamite.

the midwife took and bound upon his hand 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Be-a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. hold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Tim 29 And it came to pass as he drew back nath, to shear his sheep.

his hand, that behold, his brother came 14 And she put her widow's garments out; and she said, How hast thou broken off from her, and covered her with a vail, forth ? this breach be upon thee: thereand wrapped herself, and sat in an open fore his name was called Pharez. place, which is by the way to Timnath : for 30 And afterward came out his brother she saw that Shelah was grown, and she that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; was not given unto him to wife.

and his name was called Zarah. 15 When Judah saw her, he thought

CHAP. XXXIX. her to be a harlot; because she had corered her face.

ND Joseph was brought down to A

Egypt: and Potiphar, an officer of 16 And he turned unto her by the way, Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egypand said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come tian, bought him of the hands of the Ishin unto thee; (for he knew not that she was meelites, which had brought him down his daughter-in-law.:) and she said, What thither. wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and in unto me?

he was a prosperous man: and he was in 17 And he said I will send thee a kid the house of his master the Egyptian. from the flock: and she said, Wilt thou 3 And his master saw that the Lord was give me a pledge, till thou send it? with him, and that the LORD made all that

18 And he said, What pledge shall I he did to prosper in his hand. give thee? and she said, Thy signet, and 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine and he served him: and he made him hand: and he gave it her, and came in overseer over his house, and all that he unto her, and she conceived by him. had he put into his hand.

19 And she arose and went away and 5 And it came to pass from the time laid by her vail from her, and put on the that he had made him overseer in his garinents of her widowhood.

house, and over all that he had, that the 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the

Potiphar's wifa lempts Joseph. GENESTS. The butler and baker innprisoned. LORD was upon all that he had in the 23 The keeper of the prison looked not house, and in the field.

to any thing that was under his hand;

be6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's cause the LORD was with him: and that hand; and he knew not aught he had, save which he did, the Lord made it to prosper.

CHAP. XL. thas a goodly person, and

well-favoured: A that the butler of the king of Egypt 7 ? And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon and his baker had offended their lord the Joseph: and she said, Lie with me. king of Egypt.

8 But he refused, and said unto his mas 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of ter's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not his officers, against the chief of the butwhat is with me in the house, and he hath lers, and against the chief of the bakers. committed all that he hath to my hand; 3 And he put them in ward in the house

9 There is none greater in this house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, than l; neither hath be kept back any thing the place where Joseph was bound. from me, but thee, because thou art his 4 And the captain of the guard charged wife: how then can I do this great wicked- Joseph with them, and he served them; ness, and sin against God?

and they continued a season in ward. 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to 5 | And they dreamed a dream both Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not of them, each man his dream in one night, unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. each man according to the interpretation

11 And it came to pass about this time, of his dream; the butler and the baker of that Joseph went into the house to do his the king of Egypt, which were bound in business; and there was none of the men the prison. of the house there within.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the 12 And she caught him by his garment, moming, and looked upon them, and besaying, Lie with me: and he left his gar- hold, they were sad. ment in her hand, and fled, and got bimout. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that

13 And it came to pass, when she saw were with him in the ward of his lord's that he had left his garment in her hand, house, saying, Wherefore look ye so and was fled forth,

sadly to-day? 14 That she called unto the men of her 8 And they said unto him, We have house, and spake unto them, saying, See, dreamed a dream, and there is no interhe hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to preter of it. And Joseph said unto them, mock us : he came in unto me to lie with Do not interpretations belong to God? me, and I cried with a loud voice : Tell me them, I pray you.

15 And it came to pass, when he heard 9 And the chief butler told his dream that I lifted up my voice and cried, that to Joseph, and said unto him, In my drcam, he left his garment with me, and fled, and behold, a vine was before me; got him out.

10 And in the vine were three branches : 16 And she laid up his garment by her, and it was as though it budded, and her until his lord came home.

blossoms shot forth; and the clusters 17 And she spake unto him according thereof brought forth ripe grapes: to these words, saying, The Hebrew ser 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: vant which thou hast brought unto us, and I took the grapes, and pressed them came in unto me to inock me:

into Pharaoh's cup, and I

сир 18 And it came to pass as I lifted up into Pharaoh's hand. my voice and cried, that he left his gar 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is ment with me, and fled out.

the interpretation of it: The three branch19 And it came to pass, when his mas- es are three days: ter heard the words of his wife, which 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh she spake unto him, saying, After this lift up thine head, and restore thee unto manner did thy servant to me; that his thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's wrath was kindled.

cup into his hand, after the former manner 20. And Joseph's master took him, and when thou wast his butler. put him into the prison, a place where the 14 But think on me when it shall be king's prisoners were bound : and he was well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray there in the prison.

thee, untome, and make mentionot meunto 21. But the LORD was with Joseph, Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house : and shewed him mercy, and gave him fa 15 For indeed I was stolen away out vour in the sighi of the keeper of the prison. of the land of the Hebrews: and here also

22 And the keeper of the prison com- have 1 done nothing that they should put mitted to Joseph's hand all the prisoners me into the dungeon. that were in the prison; and whatsoever 16 When the chief baker saw that the they did there, de was the door of it. interpretation was good, he said unto Jo

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