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Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher, born.
And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: thereThat is, fore called she his name || Dan. Judging
7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.
Before CHRIST cir. 1748.
8 And Rachel said, With † great wrestlings have I lings of wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and God. she called his name || Naphtali. That is, 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a son. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name || Gad.
12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a second son. 13 And Leah said, +Happy am I, for the daughters cir. 1748. will call me blessed and she called his name || Asher. 14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat-har-shall A troop, vest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought pany. them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to cir. 1747. Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that happi- thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Happy. Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's
cir. 1748. mandrakes.
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 That is, she called his name || Issachar.
19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his That is, name Zebulun.
22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearZabulon, kened to her, and opened her womb.
23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, That is, God hath taken away my reproach: Judg24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, cir. 1745. The LORD shall add to me another son. That is, 25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Adding. Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.
Jacob's new agreement with Laban. 30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, Before and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the cir. 1745. LORD hath blessed thee + since my coming: and now, when shall I provide for mine own house also?
+ Heb. broken
31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob forth. said, Thou shalt not give me any thing. If thou wilt + Heb. do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy foot flock:
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 of such shall be hire. 33 So shall my righteousness answer for me + in † Heb. time to come, when it shall come for my hire before του. thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that 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 ring-straked 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.
27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy
28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will
36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.' 37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
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 ring-straked, speckled, and spotted.
40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring-straked 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.
41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
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 exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and men-servants, and camels, and asses.
1 Jacob, upon displeasure, departeth secretly. 19 Rachel
+ Heb. asyester 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, day and the day behold, it was not toward him † as before. before.
Jacob departeth from Laban.
Before 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the 1739 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 see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
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 ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
a Chap. 28. 18
Rachel's policy to hide the images.
Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob Before had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with 1739. his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?
9 Thus God hath taken 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 dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon he-goats. the cattle were ring-straked, speckled, and grisled. 11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob. And I said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ring-straked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ring-straked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ring-straked.
13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet 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 money.
16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the † images that were her father's. + Heb. 20 And Jacob stole away + unawares to Laban the the heart Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled. Laban. 21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.
22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
16 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 Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou to speak not to Jacob + either good or bad,
27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and + Heb. † steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that hast I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with stolen songs, with tabret, and with harp?
28 And hast not suffered me to 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 thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maid-servants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban + searched all the tent, but found them not.
35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household-stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
+ Heb felt.
39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it: of my hand didst thou bExod. require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house: I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle; and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath
43 And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.
That is, 49 And Mizpah: for he said, The LORD watch Abeacon, between me and thee, when we are absent one from
48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.
51 And Laban' said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap, and this pillar, unto me, for harm.
53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father Isaac.
54 Then Jacob || offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place. CHAP. XXXII.
1 Jacob's vision at Mahanaim: 3 his message to Esau:
2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's That is, host: and he called the name of that place || Mahanaim. Two hosts, or, 3¶ And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau camps. his brother, unto the land of Seir, the country of + Heb. Edom. field.
4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
Jacob sendeth a present to Esau.
6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, Before We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and women-servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall
And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kin- a Chap. dred, and I will deal well with thee:
10 +I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, ass and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy than all servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, &c. and now I am become two bands.
11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the + Heb. children.
12 And thou sáidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
13 And he lodged there that same night, and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals.
16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.
17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.
19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this man. ner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept
21 So went the present over before him; and him- my face. self lodged that night in the company.
caused to pass.
22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women-servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. 23 And he took them, and sent them over the + Heb. brook, and sent over that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone: and there wrestled a man with him until the + breaking of the day. + Heb. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against ing of the him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the morning hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrest led with him, Tol
Jacob's name changed:
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. CHRIST And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou
b Hosea 12.4.
c Chap. 35. 10.
27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
That is, The face of
CHAP. XXXIII, XXXIV.
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the place ||Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is life is preserved.
graciously given thy servant.
6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
What is 8 And he said, + What meanest thou by all this drove all this which I met ? And he said, These are to find grace in band to the sight of my lord. + Heb. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; †keep be that to that thou hast unto thyself..
thee that 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
He cometh to Succoth, &c. young are with me; and if men should overdrive them Before one day, all the flock will die.
14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant; and I will lead on softly, according † as the Heb cattle that goeth before me and the children be able ing to the to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. foot of the work,&c. 15 And Esau said, Let me now † leave with thee and ac some of the folk that are with me., And he said, cording to the foot + What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of of the my lord.
16 So Esau returned that day on his Seir.
children. + Heb. way unto set, or, place. And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built + Heb. him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called || Succoth.
Wherefore is this?
18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of || Shechem, 'That is, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram, and pitched his tent before the city.
Booths. || Called,
19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had 7. 16. spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Sychem. || Called, Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred || pieces Acts of money.
7. 16. Emmor.
lambs. That is, God the
20 And he erected there an altar, and called it ||El-Or, elohe-Israel. CHAP. XXXIV. 1 Dinah is defiled by Shechem 4 he sueth to marry her. God of 13 The sons of Jacob offer the condition of circumcision Israel. to the Shechemites: 20 Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it. 25 The sons of Jacob, taking advantage thereof, slay them, and spoil their city. 30 Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi.
AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare cir. 1732. unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the
12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.
13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with
2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of her. Jacob; and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly + Hab.
unto the damsel.
to her heart.
4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his
daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field; and Jacob, held his peace until they were come.
6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto
Jacob, to commune with him.
7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field
when they heard it and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter; pray you give her him to wife.
9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein..
11 And Shechem said unto her father, and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
The sons of Jacob slay the Shechemites.
Before 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I cir. 1732. will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife.
13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, (because he had defiled Dinah their sister :)
14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:
15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised; 16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
24 And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem his son, hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city: and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
25¶ And it came to pass on the third day, when they a Chap. were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son Heb. with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el. CHAP. XXXV.
1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el: 6 he buildeth an altar at Cir. 1792
dwell there; and make there an altar unto
2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods 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 make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.
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, That when he fled from the face of his brother.
is, of Beth
8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she cl was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the b Chap. 28. 13. name of it was called || Allon-bachuth. That is, oak of weeping.
9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he The came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him.
10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy с name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel & Char 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 shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins:
12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will Í 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 drink-offering 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 Ephrath: and Rachel a little travailed, and she had hard labour. piece of 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have 17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard la- ground. troubled me, to make me to stink among the inha-bour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou bitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the shalt have this son also. Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
cir. 1729. That is,
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departdepart. of my ing, (for she died,) that she called his name | Ben-oni; That is, but his father called him | Benjamin.
31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot ?
of the 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to right hand. Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem, as we