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† Heb. before me. p ver. 12.

q ver. 16.

r vor, 4.

s Hos. 14. 6.


18 T 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 firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless


Esau threateneth Jacob.

ceedingly, and 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.


CHRIST about 1760.

† Heb. kunted.

c ch. 28. 3, 4. Rom. 11. 29.

34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, d he cried with a great | Heb. 12. 17. 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.

36 And he said, Is not he right

20 And Isaac said unto his son,
How is it that thou hast found it so
quickly, my son? And he said, Be-ly named Jacob? for he hath sup-
cause the LORD thy God brought it planted me these two times: fhe
† to me.
took away my birthright; and, be-
hold, now he hath taken away my
blessing. And he said, Hast thou
not reserved a blessing for me?

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

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27 And he came near, and kissed him and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: 28 Therefore God give thee of u Deut. 33.13," the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

t Heb. 11. 20.


2 Sam. 1. 21. wch. 45. 18. x Deut. 33.28. y ch. 9. 25. & 25. 23.

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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: a cursed be every one that curseth Num. 21. 9. thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

* ch. 49. 8.

a ch. 12. 3.

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ech. 25. 26. That is, A supplanter. fch, 25, 33.

2 Sam. 8. 14. ver, 29.

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made Fulfilled, 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 father. And Esau lifted up his voice, i and wept.

39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, kthy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

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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?

rch. 11. 31.

a cli. 26. 35. & 28.8.

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, "I 32 And Isaac his father said unto am weary of my life because of the him, Who art thou? And he said, daughters of Heth: tif Jacob take a teh, 24. 3. I am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau. wife of the daughters of Heth, such bling greatly, 33 And Isaac † trembled very ex-as these which are of the daughters

+ Heb. tre bled with a great trem

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Jacob cometh to Haran. Before

Before of the land, what good shall my life | the east, and to the north, and to the CHRIST do me? about 1760.


a ch. 27, 33. bch. 24. 3.

c Hos. 12. 12. ich. 25. 20.

e ch. 22. 23.

f cli. 24. 29.

g ch. 17. 1, 6.

+ Heb. an assembly of people.

} ch. 12. 2.

Heb, of thy sojournings.

i ch. 17. 8.

k ch. 24. 3. & 26, 35.

+ Heb, were evil in the eyes, fc. about 1760. 1 ch. 36. 3, she is called


m ch. 25. 13.


1 Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to Padan-aram. 6 Esau marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael. 10 The vision of Jacob's ladder. 18 The stone of Beth-el. 20 Jacob's vow. ND Isaac called Jacob, and AND a blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, b Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

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

35 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be fa multitude of people;.

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land fiwherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham. 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

6T 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 Esan seeing k that the daughters of Canaan † pleased not Isaac his father;

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he


about 1760.

south: and in thee and in thy seed CHRIST shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

x ch. 12. 3, & 18. 18. & 22. 18. & 26, 4.


15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring See ver. 20, thee again into this land; for bI will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to ach. 48. 16. thee of

ch. 26. 24. & 31.3.

Ps. 121. 5,


b Deut. 31. 6,


16 ¶ And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD ach. 35, 6. is in d 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 lieaven.

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, fand poured oil upon the top of it.

19 And he called the name of & that place | Beth-cl: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

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22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, "shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He CHAPTER XXIX. taketh acquaintance of Rachel. 13 Laban entertaineth him. 18 Jacob covenanteth for Rachel. 23 He is deceived with Leah. 28 He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more. 32 Leah beareth Reuben, 33 Simeon, 34 Levi, 35 and-Judah,

"house of God.

h ch. 31. 13. Judg. 11. 30. 2 Samı, 15, 8.

i ver. 15.

k 1 Tim. 6. 8. 1Judg. 11.31.

2 Sam. 19.24, 30.

in Deut. 28. 17.

2 Sam. 15. 8.

2 Kings 5. 17.

n ch. 85. 7,14.

o Lev. 27. 30.

THEN Jacob went on his jour+Heb. lifted ney, and came into the land of up his feet. the † people of the cast.

had 1 Mahalath the daughter of Ish-T
mael Abraham's son, the sister of
Nebajoth, to be his wife.

10 TAnd Jacob went out from n Hos. 12. 12. Beer-sheba, and went toward Ha

o Called,

Acts 7.2,


peh. 41. 1. Job 33. 15.

q John 1. 51, Heb 1. 14. rch. 35. 1. & 48. 3.

a ch. 20, 24,


II 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.

13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, "I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the teh. 13. 15. & God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

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2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, 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.

a Num. 23, 7. Hos. 12. 12. + Heb. children.

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Jacob marrieth

Before CHRIST about 1760.

o Ex. 2, 16.

d Ex. 2. 17.

e ch. 33. 4. & 45. 14, 15.

fch. 13. 8. & 14. 14, 16,

g chi. 21. 28.

+ Heb. hearing.

h ch. 21. 20.

i cli. 2. 23. Judg. 9. 2. 2 Sam. 5. 1. & 19. 12, 13.

+ Heb. a month of days.

k ch. 31. 41.


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11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was fher father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.

13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.

14 And Laban said to him, i Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

15 T And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years 2 Sain. 3. 14. for Rachel thy younger daughter. 19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with

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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 firstborn.

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.

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


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

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

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


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

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.


1 Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. 5 She beareth Dan and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth Zilpah her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. 14 Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah buyeth her husband of Rachel. 17 Leah beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth to depart. 27 Laban stayeth him on a new covenant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby he became rich.


AND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.


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

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3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; fand she fch, 50, 23. shall bear upon my knees, that I may also † have children by her. 4 And she gave him Bilbah her handmaid h to wife: and Jacob went heh. 16. 3. & in unto her.

35. 22.

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+ Heb. In my

in Prov.31.28.
Luke 1. 48.
That is,

n ch. 25, 30.

14 ¶ And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then about 1748. Rachel said to Leah, "Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.

o Num. 16. 9, 13.

about 1747.

That is, 4 hire.

about 1746. That is, Dwelling. pCalled, Matt. 4. 13, Zabulon. about 1745. That is, Judyment.

4 ch. 8. 1.

16 And Jacob came out of the field
in the evening, and Leah went out
to meet him, and said, Thou must
come in unto me; for surely I have
hired thee with my son's mandrakes.
And he lay with her that night.
17 And God hearkened unto Leah,
and she conceived, and bare Jacob
the fifth son.

18 And Leah said, God hath given
me my hire, because I have given
my maiden to my husband: and she
called his name Issachar.

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Laban stayeth Jacob.

that I may go unto mine own place,
and to my country.

26 Give me my wives and chil-
dren, for whom I have served thee,
and let me go: for thou knowest my
service which I have done thee.

27 And Laban said unto him, I pray
thee, if I have found favour in thine
eyes, tarry: for I uave learned
by experience that the LORD hath
blessed me for thy sake.

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28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

Before CHRIST about 1745.

w ch. 18, 33.
& 31. 55.
x ch. 29, 20,

y ch. 29, 3, 5.

z See ch, 28. 24.

a cli. 29. 15.

29 And he said unto him, b Thou beh. 31.6, 38,
knowest how I have served thee,
and how thy cattle was with me.

39, 40.
Matt. 24. 45.
Tit. 2. 10.

Heli. broken forth,

ver. 43.


30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and i' is now tint creased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee tsince my coming: and now, when shall I + Heb, at my provide for mine own house also? 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock.

o1 Tim. 5. 8.

32 I will pass through all thy flock
to day, removing from thence all the
speckled and spotted cattle, and all
the brown cattle among the sheep,
and the spotted and speckled among
the goats: and dof such shall be my deh. 31. §.

33 So shall my righteousness an-
swer for me in time to come, when
it shall come for my hire before thy
face: every one that is not speck-
led and spotted among the goats,
and brown among the sheep, that
shall be counted stolen with me.
34 And Laban said, Behold, I would
it might be according to thy word.

35 And he removed that day the
he goats that were ringstreaked and
spotted, and all the she goats that
were speckled and spotted, and every
one that had some white in it, and
all the brown among the sheep, and
gave them into the hand of his sons.


e Ps. 37. 6. † Heb, to morrow,

Ex. 13. 14.


36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Ja19 And Leah conceived again, and cob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. bare Jacob the sixth son. 37 ¶ And Jacob took him rods of } (Sea chi, 31. 20 And Leah said, God hath en-green poplar, and of the hazel and dued me with a good dowry; now chesnut tree; and pilled white streaks will my husband dwell with me, be- in them, and made the white appear cause I have borne him six sons: which was in the rods. and she called his name || " Zebulun. 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name | Dinah.

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38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted. 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the docks toward the ringstreaked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

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42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

43 And the man increased cxh ch. 13. 2. & ceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

24. 35. & 26.

13, 14.


n Pa. 19. 16. b) ch. 4. 5.

c Deut.28.51.

Heb. as yosterday and the day before,

1 Sam. 19. 7. il ch. 28. 15, 20, 21. & 32. 9.

o ver. 2.

f vor. 3.

€ ver. 38, 39, 40, 41. ch, 30, 29. h ver. 41.

Neh. 4. 12. Job 19. 3. Zech. 8. 23. k ch. 20. 6. Ps. 105. 14. 1 ch. 30. 32.

m ver. 1, 18.


1 Jacob upon displeasure departeth secretly. 19 Rachel stealeth her father's images. 22 Laban pursueth after him, 26 and complaineth of the wrong. 34 Rachel's policy to hide the images. 36 Jacob's complaint of Laban. 44 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed.

AND he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this a glory.

2 And Jacob beheld b the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him fas before.


3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, d Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,


5 And said unto them, I sec your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father fhath been with


6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father. 7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages iten times; but God k suffered him not to hurt me.

8 If he said thus, 1The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstreaked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstreaked.

9 Thus God hath mtaken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a [Or, he goats. dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled. 11 And "the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob : and I said, Here am I.

n ch, 48. 16.

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13 I am the God of Beth-cl, where thou anointedst the pillar, CHRIST and where thou vowedst a YOW unto me now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the ch. 28. 18. land of thy kindred.

19, 20. q yer, 3, ch. 32. 9.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, "Is there yet reh, 2. 24. any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for "he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our


16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, God hath said unto whatsoever thee, do. 17 T Then set his sons camels;

Jacob rose up, and and his wives upon

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's. 20 And Jacob stole away †unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

sch. 29. 15,


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26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, a1 Sam, 30.2. as captives taken with the sword? 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

28 And hast not suffered me bto kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt but the God of your father spake unto me "yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that

† Heb. hast stolen me.

b ver. 55. Ruth 1,9, 14. 1 Kings 19. 20.

Acts 20, 37, el Sam. 13. 13.

2 Chr. 16. 9. d ver. 53. ch. 28. 13. over. 21.

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