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God sends Jacob to Beth-el.

being few innumber, they shallgatherthemselves together against me, and slay me, and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot? CHAP. XXXV. ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up A to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother, 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange #. that are among you, and be clean and change your garments: 3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will there make an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their ear-rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. 5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. - 6 || So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (that is Beth:el) he and all the people that were with him. 7 And he built there an altar, and called the place. El-beth-el; because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. 8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el, under an oak : and the name of it was called Allon-bachuth. 9's And God appeared unto Jacob again when he came out of Padan-aram; and blessed him. 10 And God said unto him, o name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; and he called his name Israel. 11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations #libe * and kings shall come out of thy Olns. 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. 13 And God went up from him, in the place where he talked with him. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drinkoo: thereon, and he poured oil thereon. 15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el. 16|| And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to

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Ephrath ; and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. * 17 And it came to pass when she was ##3 labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. 18 And it came to pass as her soul was in departing, (for she died,)that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin. 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this o 21 || And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar. 22 And it came to pass, , when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine : and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve : 23 The sons of Leah ; Reuben, Jacob’s first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun : 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Beniamin : - 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: , , 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram. 27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbas, which is Hebron) where Abraham and saac sojourned. * 28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore years. 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people. being old and full of days; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. CHAP. XXXVI. No. these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite ; 3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth. 4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel; 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: These are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan. 6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. 7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together: and the land

The generations of Esau.

rterein they were strangers could not was them, because of their cattle. & Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir : Louis Edom. go Andthese are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites, in mount Seir : 10 These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau;

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shon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. 27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. §§"the children of Đihan are these ; Uz, and Aran. 29 These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir. 3i'i And these are he kin s that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel. 32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah. * 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead. 35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad (who smote Midian in the field of Moab) reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Avith. 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead. 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead. 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his § was . Pau; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. 40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon. 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram : these be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations, in the land of their possession : he is Esau,the father of the Edomites. CHAP. XXXVII. ND Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph being seventeen years, old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old a many colours.

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father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. 5 " And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7 For behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8. And his brethren said unto him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams and for his words. 9 || And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more : and behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast, dreamed ! Shall l and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying. 12 of And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I. 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 15 of And a certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field: and #. oan asked him, saying, What seekest thou ! 16 And he said I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. 17 And the man said, They are departed hence: for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan. 18, And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. 19 And they said one to another, Behold this dreamer cometh. .20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit; and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams. 21, And Reuben heard it, and he deliyered him out .9f their hands; and said, Let us not kill sim.

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22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again. 23 T And it came to pass when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him. 24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit; and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. 25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood'

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3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. 4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. 5 And she yet again conceived and bare ason; and called his name Shelah: and be was at Chezib, when she bare him. 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, whose name was Tamar. 7 And Er, Judah’s first-born, was wickedin the sight of the Lord; and the LoRD slew him. 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his : and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the round, lest that he should give seed to his brother... - - - 10 And the thing which he did displeased the Lond : wherefore he slew him #so. 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown; (for he said, Lest peradventure he die also as his brethren did.) And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house. 12 T And in process of time, the daughter of Shuah jj. ’s wife died: and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Bebold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Timmath, to shear his sheep. . 14 And she put her widow's garments c5 from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat, in an open place. . is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. 15. When Judah saw her, he , thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face. 16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was bis daughter-in-law:) and she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me? 17 And he said I will send thee a kid from the flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it? 18 And he said, What pledge shall I rive thee 2 and she said, Thy signet, and shy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand; and he gave it her, and came in onto her, and she conceived by him. 19 And she arose and went away and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood. 30 And Judah sent the kid by the hand tihis friend the Adullamite, to receive his

CHAP. XXXIX. Joseph advanced by Potiphar.

ledge from the woman's hand: but he ound her not. 21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot that was openly by the way-side And they said, here was no harlot in this place. 22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the o: said, that there was no harlot in this ace. 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her. 24. T And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, sayf Tamarthy daughter-in-law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom, And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. 25. When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man whose these are, an I with child; and she said, Discern, o thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. 26 And Judah ... them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son: and he knew her again no more. 27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that behold, twins were in her womb. 28 And it came to pass when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came outfirst. 29 And it came to pass as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out; and she said, How hast thou broken forth? is breach be upon thee; there. fore his name was called Pharez. 30 And afterward came out his brother that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called Zarah. CHAP. XXXIX. A}} Joseph was brought down to Egypt: and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an o tian, bought him of the hands of the §. meelites, which had brought him down thither. 2 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man: and he was in the house of his master the # tian. 3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4 And J o found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made ; overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. 5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LoRD, blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; an; e blossing of the

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Potiphar’s wife tempts Joseph. GENESIS. The butler and baker imprisoned.

Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. 6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught he had, save the bread which he did eat: and Joseph was a goodly person, and well-favoured. 7 || And it came to passafter these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph: and she said, Lie with me. 8 É. he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; 9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back anything from me, but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. 11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. 12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me; and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and gothimout. 13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, 14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: 15. And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fied, and got him out. 16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home. 17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew ser. vant which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to Inock me: 18 And it came to pass as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. 19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. 20. And Joseph's master took him, and §: him into the prison, a place where the sing's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. 21." But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever

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23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was with him: and that which he did, the Lond made it to prosper. - CHAP. XL.

A. it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of É. -2 And Pharaoh was wroth o two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them;

and they continued a season in ward. 5 || And they dreamed a dream both each man according to the interpretation of his dream # the butler and the baker of the prison. 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the hold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly .*. ey said unto him, We have dreamed a reter of it. And Joseph said unto j; Tell me them, I o you. 9 And the chief butler told his dream behold, a vine was before me; 10 And in the vine were three branches: blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof o: forth ripe grapes: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branch13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler. well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, untome, and make mention of me unto 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also me into the dungeon. 16 When the chief baker saw that the

of them, each man his dream in one night, the king of Egypt, which were bound in morning, and looked upon them, and bewere with him in the ward of his lord's 8 And am, and there is no intero, not interpretations belong to God to Joseph, and said unto him, In my dream, and it was as though it budded, and her 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: into Pharaoh’s hand. es are three days: thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh’s 14 But think on me when it shall be Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: have I done nothing that they should put interpretation was o, he said unto Jo

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