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He departeth from Laban.

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: fo the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

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

43 And the man increased exceedingly,

29 And he faid unto him, Thou know-and had much cattle, and maidfervants, eft how I have served thee, and how thy and menfervants, and camels, and affes. cattle was with me. CHAP. XXXI.

30 For it was little which thou hadft be-1 Jacob departeth from Laban. 22 Laban fore I came, and it is now increased unto purfueth him. 44 Their covenant at a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed Galeed. thee fince my and now when


ND he heard the Laban's

thall I provide for mine own house alfo? A fons, faying, Jacob had taken as

Jacob's covenant with Laban.
go: for thou knoweft my service which

I have done thee.

Chap. xxxi.

27 ¶ And Laban faid unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath bleffed me for thy fake.

31 And he faid, What fhall I give thee?
And Jacob faid, Thou shalt not give me
any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for
me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:

32 I will pass through all thy flock to
day, removing from thence all the fpeck-ward him as before.
led and fpotted cattle, and all the brown
cattle among the fheep, and the spotted
and fpeckled among the goats and of
fuch fhall be my hire.

33 So fhall my righteousness answer for
me in time to come, when it fhall come
my hire before thy face: every one
that is not fpeckled and spotted among
the goats, and brown among the fheep,
that fhall be counted ftolen with me.

34 And Laban faid, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

35 And he removed that day the he goats that were ringftraked and fpotted, and all the the goats that were speckled and fpotted, and every one that had fome white in it, and all the brown among the fheep, and gave them into the hand of his fons.


36 And he fet three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the reft of Laban's flocks.

37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chefnut tree; and pilled white ftrakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38 And he fet 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.

way all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all his glory.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringftraked, fpeckled, and fpotted.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and fet the faces of the flocks toward the ringftraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themfelves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not to.

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

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

5 And faid unto them, I fee 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 ferved your father.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God fuffered him not to hurt me.

8 If he faid thus, The fpeckled fhall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare fpeckled: and if he faid thus, The ringftraked fhall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringftraked.

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

ro And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and faw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringftraked, fpeckled, and grifled.

II, And the angel of God fpake unto me in a dream, faying, Jacob: And I faid, Here am I.

12 And he faid, Lift up now thine eyes, and fee, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringftraked, fpeckled, and grifled: for I have feen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedft the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arife, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered and faid

Laban purfueth Jacob. GENESIS. Laban and Jacob contend. faid unto him, Is there yet any portion.or 32 With whomfoever thou findeft thy inheritance for us in our father's houfe? gods, let him not live: before our bre 15 Are we not counted of him ftran- thren difcern thou what is thine with gers? for he hath fold us, and hath quite me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew devoured alfo our money. not that Rachel had stolen them.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is our's, and our children's now then, whatfoever God hath faid unto thee, do.

33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidfervants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

17 Then Jacob rofe up, and fet his fons and his wives upon camels;

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 Padan-aram, for to go to Ifaac his father in the land of Canaan.

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and fat upon them. And Laban fearched all the tent, but found them not.

35 And the faid to her father, Let it not difplease 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.

19 And Laban went to fhear his fheep: and Rachel had ftolen the images that were her father's.

20 And Jacob ftole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.


21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rofe up, and passed over the river, and fet 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.

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and faid unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

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28 And haft not fuffered me to kifs my fons and my daughters? thou haft 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 ipake unto me yefternight, faying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob anfwered and faid to Laban, What is my trefpafs? what is my fin, that thou haft fo hotly pursued after me?

37 Whereas thou haft fearched all my stuff, what haft thou found of all thy houfhold ftuff? fet 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 fhe goats have not caft their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beafs I brought not unto thee; I bare the lofs of it; of my hand didft thou require it, whether ftolen by day, or stolen by night.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought confumed me, and the froft by night; and my fleep departed from mine eyes.

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I ferved thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and fix years for thy cattle and thou haft changed my wages ten times.

42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Ifaac, had been with me, surely thou hadft fent me away now empty. God hath feen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yefternight.

43 And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, Thefe daughters are my daughters, and thefe children are my children, and thefe cattle are my cattle, and all that thou feeft is mine: and what can I do

30 And now, though thou wouldeft this day unto these my daughters, or unto needs be gone, because thou fore longedft their children which they have born? after thy father's house, yet wherefore haft thou stolen my gods'

31 And Jacob anfwered and faid to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I faid, Peradventure thou wouldeft take by force thy daughters from me.

44 Now therefore come thou, let us
make a covenant, I and thou; and let it
be for a witness between me and thee.
45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it
up for a pillar.
46 And

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Chap. xxxii.

His prefent to Efau. 46 And Jacob faid unto his brethren, diftreffed: and he divided the people Gather ftones; and they took stones, and that was with him, and the flocks, and made an heap: and they did eat there herds, and the camels, into two bands; upon the heap. 8 And faid, If Efau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left fhall efcape.

47 And Laban called it Jegar-fahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

48 And Laban faid, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

49 And Mizpah; for he faid, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are abfent one from another.

50 If thou fhalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives befide my daughters, no man is with us; fee, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban faid to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have caft 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 fware by the fear of his father Ifaac.

54 Then Jacob offered facrifice 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 rofe up, and kiffed his fons and his daughters, and bleffed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place. CHAP. XXXII.

9 And Jacob faid, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Ifaac, the Lord which faidft unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

Io I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou haft fhewed unto thy fervant; for with my ftaff I paffed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

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I Jacob's vision. 3 His message, 13 and prefent to Efau. 24 Wrestling with an angel be is called Ifrael.

17 And he commanded the foremost, faying, When Efau my brother meeteth thee, and afketh thee, saying, Whose art

AND Jacob went on his way, and thou? and whither goeft thou? and

the angels of met

whose are these before thee?

2 And when Jacob faw them, he said, This is God's hoft: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

18 Then thou shalt fay, They be thy fervant Jacob's; it is a prefent fent unto my lord Efau: and,behold, alfo he is behind us.

19 And fo commanded he the fecond, and the third, and all that followed the droves, faying, On this manner fhall ye speak unto Efau, when ye find him.

20 And fay ye moreover, Behold, thy fervant Jacob is behind us. For he faid,. I will appeafe him with the prefent that goeth before me, and afterward I will fee his face; peradventure he will accept

31 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Efau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, faying, Thus fhall ye fpeak unto my lord Efau ; Thy fervant Jacob faith thus, I have fojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

5 And I have oxen, and affes, flocks, and menfervants, and womenfervants: of me. and I have fent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy fight.

6 And the meffengers returned to Jacob, faying, We came to thy brother Efau, and alfo he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and

21 So went the prefent over before him and himself lodged that night in the company.

22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenfervants, and his eleven fons, and palled over the ford Jabbok.

Jacob's and Efau's kind meeting.

23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and fent over that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

9 And Efau faid, I have enough, my 25 And when he faw that he prevailed brother; keep that thou haft unto thynot against him, he touched the hollow of felf.

26 And he faid, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he faid, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh 10 And Jacob faid, Nay, I pray thee, was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. (if now I have found grace in thy fight, then receive my prefent at my hand: for therefore I have feen thy face, as though I had feen the face of God, and thou waft pleased with me.

27 And he faid unto him, What is thy name? and he said, Jacob.

28 And he faid, Thy name fhall be called no more Jacob, but Ifrael: for as a prince haft thou power with God and with men, and haft prevailed.

29 And Jacob asked him, and faid, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name: And he faid, Wherefore is it that thou doft afk after my name? and he bleffed him there.


30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preferved.

31 And as he paffed over Penuel the fun rofe upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Ifrael eat not of the finew which fhrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the finew that fhrank.


The kindness of Jacob and Efau at their meeting. 18 Jacob buyeth a field at Shalem, and buildeth an altar.

with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

3 And he paffed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground feven times, until he came near to his brother.

4 And Efau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kifled him and they wept.

Jacob buildeth an altar.

8 And he faid, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?" and he faid, Thefe are to find grace in the fight of my lord.

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and faw the women and the children; and he faid, Who are thofe with thee? And he faid, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themfelves.

ND Jacob lifted up his eyes,

A looked, and, behold, Elau came, and and built him an hour, and made booths

journeyed to Succoth,

for his cattle: therefore the name of the
place is called Succoth.

18 And Jacob came to Shalem a 2 And he put the hand aids and eir city of Shechem, which is in the land of children foremost, and Leah and her chil- Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; dren after, and Rachel and Joseph_hin-and pitched his tent before the city. dermoft.

19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's fa|ther, før an hundred pieces of money.

20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Ifrael.


7 And Leah alfo with her children came near, and bowed themfelves: and after came Jofeph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

11 Take, I pray thee, my bleffing 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.

12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

13 And he faid unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men fhould overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his fervant: and I will lead on foftly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

15 And Efau faid, Let me now leave
with thee fome of the folk that are with
me: And he said, What needeth it? let
me find grace in the fight of my lord.
16 So Efau returned that day on his
way unto Seir.

1 Dinah ravished. 20 The Shechemites are
circumcifed, 25 flain by the fons of Jacob,

27 and city Spoiled.
Dinah the

which the bare unto Jacob, went
out to see the daughters of the land.

2 And when Shechem the fon of Ha-
mor the Hivite, prince of the country,
faw her, he took her, and lay with her,
and defiled her.

3 And his foul clave unto Dinah the

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Dinah ravished.

daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam-1 fel, and spake kindly unto the damfel.

And Shechem fpake unto his father Hamor, faying, Get me this damfel to wife.

Chap. xxxv. The Shechemites flain, &c. 21 Thefe men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.

22 Only herein will the men confent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be cir cumcifed, as they are circumcised.

23 Shall not their cattle and their fubstance and every beast of their's be our's? only let us confent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his fon hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcifed, all that went out of the gate of his city.

25 ¶ And it came to pafs on the third day, when they were fore, that two of the fons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his fword, and came unto the city boldly, and flew all the males.

s And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his fons 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 fons 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 Ifrael in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

8 And Hamor communed with them, faying, The foul of my fon Shechem longeth for your daughter: I 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.

IO And ye fhall dwell with us: and the land fhall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get ye poffeffions therein.

II And Shechem faid unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall unto me I will give.

12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye fhall fay unto me: but give me the damfel to wife.

13 And the fons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and faid, Because he had defiled Dinah their fifter:

14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our fifter to one that is uncircumcifed; for that were a reproach unto us:

15 But in this will we confent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

16 Then will we give our danghters 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 circumcifed; then we will take our daughter, and we will be gone.

And their words pleafed Hamor,

and Shechem Hamor's fon.

26 And they flew Hamor and Shechem his fon with the edge of the fword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to ftink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they fhall gather themfelves together against me, and flay me; and I fhall be deftroyed, I and my house.

31 And they faid, Should he deal with our fifter as with an harlot ? CHAP. XXXV. 1 God fendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2. He purgeth his houfe of idols, 6 and buildeth an altar at Beth-el. 28 Ifaac's death.

AND God faid unto Jacob, Arife, go

up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Efau thy brother.

2 ¶ Then Jacob faid unto his houfhold, 20.¶ And Hamor and Shechem his fon and to all that were with him, Put away came unto the gate of their city, and com- the strange gods that are among you, and muned with the men of their city, saying, be clean, and change your garments:

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19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

27 ¶ The fons of Jacob came upon the flain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their fifter.

28 They took their fheep, and their oxen, and their affes, 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.

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