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Jacob meeteth Rachel. GENESIS, XXIX. His contract with In
and this is the gate of heaven. B. C. 1760. Laban his mother's brot
18 And Jacob rose up early in the

the sheep of Laban his n
morning, and took the stone that t Num.7.1.

brother, that Jacob went nea he had put for his pillows, and set

rolled the stone from the w it up for a pillar, and poured oilt| 7 the house mouth, e and watered the flock upon the top of it.

of God.

Laban his mother's brother. 19 And he called the name of that. I

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and

u Ju. 1.23,26. place 7Beth-el: but the name of

Hos. 12.4.

a lifted up his voice, fand wept. that u city was called Luz at the

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he first.

v 2 Sam. 15.8. was her father's brother, g and 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, say

that he was Rebekah's son: n and

w De.26.17. ing, if God will be with me, v and

she ran and told her father. will keep me in this way that I go, ch.35.7, 14.

13 And it came to pass, when Laand will give me bread to eat, and

ban heard the 5 tidings of Jacob raiment to put on,

30. his sister's son, that he ran to meet 21 So that I come again to my fa- CHAP. 29.) him, and embraced him, and kissed ther's house in peace; then shall

li him, and brought him to his

1 lift up his the w LORD be my God:

house. And he told Laban all these

feet. 22. And this stone, which I have

things. set for a pillar, shall be God's 2 children. 14 And Laban said to him, Surely house: and of all that thou shalt

thou art my bone k and my flesh. give me I will surely give the a Ps.23.2. And he abode with him 6 the space tenth y unto thee.

Cant. 1.7. of a month.

Eze, 34.14. 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, 1 Jacob, coming to the well of Haran,

Because thou art my brother, 13 is entertained by Laban, 18 co- b ch.27.43. shouldest thou therefore serve me venanteth for Rachel, 23 and is de

for nought? tell me, what shall ceived with Leah, 28 but marrieth

13 Is there

thy wages be? Rachel also.

peace to

| 16 And Laban had two daughters :

him? THEN Jacob I went on his jour. c ch.43.27.

the name of the elder was Leah, I ney, and came into the land

and the name of the younger was of the people of the east.

4 yet the day Rachel. I 2 And he looked, and behold al is great. | 17 Leah was tender-eyed; but Rawell in the field, and, lo, there

chel was beautiful and well-fawere three flocks of sheep lying by d Mark 16.3. voured. it; a for out of that well they wa- Luke 24.2. | 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and tered the flocks: and a great stone

said, I will serve thee seven years was upon the well's mouth.

for Rachel thy younger daughter, 3 And thither were all the flocks e Ex.2.17. 19 And Laban said, It is better gathered and they rolled the

that I give her to thee, than that stone from the well's mouth, and fch.33.4. I should give her to another man: watered the sheep, and put the

45. 14,

abide with me. stone again upon the well's mouthlech 13..

20 And Jacob served m seven years in his place. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My

14.14,16. for Rachel; and they seemed unto

* him but a few days, for the love brethren, whence be ye? And they h ch.24.28. he had to her. n said, Of Haran b are we.

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, 5 And he said unto them. Know' hearing.

give me my wife, for my days are ye Laban the son of Nahor? And i Rom.16.6.

fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. they said, We know him. .

| 22 And Laban gathered together 6 And he said unto them, 3 Is hel Ju.9.2. all the men of the place, and made well?c And they said, He is well: 2 Sam.5.1. a feast. and, behold, Rachel his daughter 19. 12. 23 And it came to pass in the cometh with the sheep.

evening, that he took Leah his 7 And he said, LO, 4 it is yet high 6 a month of

daughter, and brought her to him; day, neither is it time that the cat- days. and he went in unto her. tle should be gathered together: Ru.4.11.

24 And Laban gave unto his water ye the sheep, and go and

daughter Leah, Zilpah p his maid feed them.

m Hos. 12.12. for an handmaid. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together,

25 And it came to pass, that in and till they roll the stone d from lo Ju. 14.10.

the morning, behold, it was Leah: the well's mouth; then we water

and he said to Laban, What is this

Jno.2.1,2. thou hast done unto me? did not 99 And while he yet spake with p ch.30.9.

I serve with thee for Rachel ? them, Rachel came with her fa

Wherefore then hast thou beguiled ther's sheep: for she kept them.

46.18. me? 10 And it came to pass, when Ja-1

26 And Laban said, It must not be cob saw Rachel the daughter of

so done in our country, to 7 give

Ithe younger before the firstborn. 35

the sheep.

Leah wout kachels, and hare

. stood Ashekina Reuben

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Jacob serveth for Rachel. GENESIS, XXX.

Birth of Jacob's som 27 Fulfil her week, q and we will B. C. 1747. /ceived again, and bare Jacob give thee this also, for the service

second son. which thou shalt serve with me Ju. 14.12. 8 And Rachel said, W ith 3 grea yet seven other years.

r ch.35.22. wrestlings have I wrestled wit! 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled 37.2.

my sister, and I have prevailed : her week: and he gave him Rachel D. 91 15.

and she called his name 4 Naphtali. his daughter to wife also.

| 9 When Leah saw that she had

et Ps. 127.3. 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his


left bearing, she took Zilpah her daughter, Bilhah'r his handmaidi

maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. to be her maid.


| 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare 30 And he went in also untolv Deut.26.7. Jacob a son. Rachel, and he loved also Rachel Sam. 1.20. 11 And Leah said, A troop coms more than Leah, and served with Luke 1.25. eth: and she called his name him yet seven other years.

9j. e. hear 5 Gad. O 31 ST And when the LORD saw that ing. | 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Leah was hated, het opened her 101.c. joined Jacob a second son. womb: but Rachel was barren.u Nu.15.2,4. 13 And Leah said, 6 Happy am I, 32 And Leah conceived, and bare 1.e.praise for the daughters h will call me

ch.49.8. a son, and she called his name

blessed: and she called his name 8 Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked v upon my at

7 Asher.
from bear

14 9 And Reuben went in the days fliction : now therefore my nus-(CHAP. 30.)

of wheat-harvest, and found manband will love me.

0.) drakes in the field, and brought 33 And she conceived again, and a ch.29.31. them unto his mother Leah. Then bare a son ; and said, Because the

halil Cor.3.3.

Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I

Rachel said to Lea LORD hath heard that I was hated.


pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. i he hath therefore given me this

:c Job 5.2. Is d 1 Sam. 1.5.

15 And she said unto her, Is it a son also: and she called his name i be built by ST

small matter k that thou hast taken 9 Simeon.


my husband? and wouldest thou 31 And she conceived again, and le ch. 16.3. take away my son's mandrakes bare a son; and said, Now this f Ps.35,24. also? And Rachel said. Therefore he time will my husband be joined 43.1. shall lie with thee to night for thy unto me, because I have borne Lam.3.59. son's mandrakes. him three sons: therefore was his 2 i. e. judg. | 16 And Jacob came out of the name called 10 Levi.


field in the evening, and Leah went 35 And she conceived again, and w e out to meet him, and said, Thou bare a son: and she said. Now will 13 wrestlings must come in unto me: for surely I praise the LORD: therefore she of God. I have hired thee with my son's called his name 11 Judah ; and 1. e. my mandrakes. And he lay with her 12 left bearing

wrestling. that night. CHAPTER XXX.

P 17 And God hearkened l unto

or com. 1 Rachel's barrenness : 22 she beareth


Leah, and she conceived, and bare Joseph. 27 Jacob's new covenant ch.49.19.

Jacob the fifth son. urith Laban : 37 his policy to be- & in my hap 18 And Leah said, God hath given come rich.

Ipiness. me my hire, because I have given AND when Rachel saw that she hCant.6.9. my maiden to my husband : and A bare Jacob no children, a Ra- Luke 1.18. she called his name & Issachar.m chel envied bher sister; and said i.e. happy. 19 And Leah conceived again, and unto Jacob, Give me children, c or ; Cai

ive me children cor i Cant.7.13. bare Jacob the sixth son. else I die.

k Num.16.9. 20 And Leah said, God hath en

Is. 7.13. 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled

Eze. 16.47.

dued me with a good dowry; now against Rachel: and he said, Am I,

will my husband dwell with me,

12 Ex.3.7. in God's stead, who hath withheld

In because I have borne him six d from thee the fruit of the womb? Luke 1. 13. Sous: and she called his name 3 And she said, Behold my maid 8i, e, an

9 Zebulün. Bilhal, go in unto her; and she hire, | 21 And afterwards she bare å shall bear upon my knees, that I m ch.49.14. daughter, and called her name may also I have children by her. De.33.16. 10 Dinah.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her Ch.12.32. 22 And God remembered o Ra. handmaid e to wife: and Jacob n ch.29.34. chel, and God hearkened to her, went in unto her.

9i.e. dwell- and opened her womb. 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare,


| 23 And she conceived, and bare & Jacob a son.

son; and said, God hath taken 6 And Rachel said, God hath fl


och.29.31. away p my reproach: judged me, and hath also heard

heard lsum. 1.19. 21 And she called his name 11 Jomy voice, and hath given me a

given ine ap 1 Sam. 1.6. seph; and said, The LORD shall son: therefore called she his name is.4.1. add to ne another son. 2 Dan.

11 i.e.adding! 25 And it came to pass, when 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid con-

- Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob

Sare Jocs

bocah covenands Laban. Bad urto Latson, Send me a

s go to mine
sure, and to my country.

Gire me my wives and
children, for whom I have serve
thee, and let me go for thou
kwest my service s which I ha
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LORD)ath blessed me for uthysake

And he sud, Appoint me thy
Wages, and I will give it.

And he said unto him Thouch
krowest how I have served thee,
vand how thy cattle was with me. w Mal.2
30 for it was little which thou Tit.2.1
tast before I came, and it is nou

Acreased unto a multitude; and
ESPLORD hath blessed thee 13
Xe toy coming and now when 13 at my
all provide for mine own house foot.

31 And he said, What shall I give III
thee! And Jacob said. Thou shalt y ch.31.9.
not Eve me any thing: if thou



2an feed and keep thy flock:

2) will pass through all thy flock to dat, removing froin thence


and all the brown cattle among


His ez
me away. 9| B. C. 1739. when the flocks came to
Peto mine own

that they should conceive
they came to drink.

39 And the fiocks conceived
I have served r ch.31.55. fore the rods, and brought forti.

cattle ringstraked, a speckled, and which I have s ch.31.6.


40 And Jacob did separate the It Ex.3.21.

lambs, and set the faces of the

flocks toward the ringstraked, and lurry: for I have


all the brown in the flock of La

ban; and he put his own flocks by e foruthysake. U ch.39.3,5. themselves, and put them not unto

Laban's cattle.

41 And it came to pass, whens()"unto him. Thou v ch.29.15.

ever the stronger cattle did con

ceive, that Jacob laid the rods bewas with me. w Mat.24.45. fore the eyes of the cattle in the

gutters, that they might conceive

among the rods. and 12 broken 42 But when the cattle were feeSed thee 13 forth.

ble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

43 And the man b increased exceedingly, and had much caltic, c

and maidservants, and menserwit do this thing for me. I will z Ps.18.24.

vants, and camels, and asses.

CHAPTER XXXI. 37.6. 1 Jacob departcth from Laban. 22

Laban pursueth lum: 44 their co

14 to morrow wenant ail the speckled and spotted cattle,

AND he heard the words of Lathe sheep, and the spotted and

A ban's sons, saying, Jacob hati

taken away all that was our faspeckled among the such shall be my hire.y

ther's; and of that which was our he goats: and of a ch.31.9,12. 33 So shall my z righteousness

father's hath he gotten all this b ver.30.

glory.a answer for me 14 in time to come. c ch.13.2. 2 And Jacob beheld b the countewhen it shall come for my hire

24.35. nance of Laban, and, behold, it before thy face : every one that is

26.13, 14. was not c toward him l as before. not speckled and spotted among

Job 42.12.

3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, the goats, and brown among the

Return unto the land of thy fasheep, that shall be counted stolen (CHAP.31.) thers, and to thy kindred, and I with me.

a Ps.49.16.

will be d with thee. 34 And Laban said, Behold, I Ec.4.4.

| 4 And Jacob sent and called Rawould it might be according to thy Tit.6.4. cher and Lean lo I word.

his flock, 35 And he removed that day the b ch.4.5. | 5 And said unto them, I see your he goats that were ringstrakedc Deut. 23.54. father's countenance, that it is not and spotted, and all the she goats

toward me as before, but the God that were speckled and spotted,

1 as yester

of my father hath been with me, e

day and and every one that had some white

6 And ye know that with all my

the day in it and all the brown among the

power I have served f your father.

before. Need, and gave them into the

7 And your father hath deceived

0 ch.28. 15. Lands of his sons.

me, and changed my wages g ten he set three days' journey e ver.2,3. times; but God suffered him not betwixt himself and Jacob: and

to hurt me.h ver.41.

8 If he said thus, The speckled Jacob fed the rest of Laban's

g ver.41.

shall be thy wages; then all the Dacks. And Jacob took him rods of Nu.14.22.

cattle bare speckled: and if he

said thus, The ring-straked shall teen poplar, and of the hazel andl Ne.4.12.

Job 19.3, tree; and pilled white

be thy hire; then bare all the cattle Zec.8.23.

ringstraked. war which was in the h ch.20.6. 9 Thus God hath taken away the

Job 1.10. cattle of your father, and given set the rods which he Ps.37.28. them to me. before the flocks in the 105.14.

10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived,



Brakes in them, and made the white appear which was in

And he set the rods w ad pulled before the file gutters in the watering

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Flight of Jacob.

GENESIS, XXXI. His dispute with Laban. that I lifted up mine eyes, and B. C. 1739. What hast thou done, that thou saw in a dream, and, behold, the -

hast stolen away unawares to me, 2 rams which leaped upon the cat

and carried away my daughters, as tle were ringstraked, speckled, and or, ne goals. captives w taken with the sword? grisled. ¿


27 Wherefore didst thou flee 11 And the angel of God k spake

away secretly, and 6 steal away unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob :/ k ch.48.16. from me, and didst not tell me, And I said, Here am 1.1

that I might have sent thee away 12 And he said, Lift up now thinel' EX.S. with mirth, and with songs, with

Sam.3.4. eyes, and see, all the rams whichl

3.4, tabret, and with harp?

&c. leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled : for


| 28 And hast not suffered me to Is.58.9.

kiss my sons y and my daughters? I have seen m all that Laban doeth) m Ex.3.7. thou hast now done foolishly in so unto thee.

Ps. 139.3. doing. 13 I am the God of Beth-el, n Ec.5.8. 29 It is in the power of my hand where thou anointedst the pillar,

to do you hurt: but the God of and where thou vowedst a vow

:in ch.28.18.

your father spake unto me yesterunto me: now arise, get thee out o ver.3. night, saying, Take thou heed that from this land, and return o unto ch.32.9.

thou speak not to Jacob either the land of thy kindred.

good or bad. 14 And Racheland Leah answered p ch.29.27. ! 30 And now, though thou wouldest and said unto him, Is there yet any Neh.5.8. needs be gone, because thou sore portion or inheritance for us in ouro ch.24.10.

longedst after thy father's house, father's house?

yet wherefore hast thou stolen 15 Are we not counted of him r ch.28.21. my gods? strangers ? for he hath sold us, pl,

31 And Jacob answered and said and hath quite devoured also our

33 Laban. Because I was afraid : for money.

s Ju.17.5.

I said, Peradventure thou wouldest 16 For all the riches which God Sa. 19.13. take by force thy daughters from hath taken from our father, that is Ho.3.4. ine. ours, and our children's: now then,

32 With whomsoever thou findest whatsoever God hath said unto the heart thy gods, let him not live: a before thee, do.

of Laban. lour brethren discern thou what is 17 T Then Jacob rose up, and setl.

thine with me, and take it to thee. his sons and his wives upon

|t ch.15.15..

For Jacob knew not that Rachel camels ;

had stolen them. 18 And he carried away all his

uch.46.28 carried away a

33 And Laban went into Jacob's

s 2Ki. 12.17. cattle, and all his goods which he

tent, and into Leah's tent, and into had gotten, the cattle of his getting,

the two maidservants' tents; but which he had gotten in Padan- v ch.20.3. he found them not. Then went he aram, for to go to Isaac his r fa- Job 33.15. out of Leah's tent, and entered ther in the land of Canaan.

into Rachel's tent. 19 And Laban went to shear his from good | 34 Now Rachel had taken the sheep: and Rackel had stolen the

Than thi to bad.

images, and put them in the 3 imagess that were her father's.

camel's furniture, and sat upon 20 And Jacob stole away 4 una

them. And Laban 7 searched all wares to Laban the Syrian, in that w. Isam.30.2. the tent, but found them not. he told him not that he fled.

35 And she said to her father, Let 21 So he fled with all that he had ;

it not displease my lord that I canand he rose up, and passed over

not rise upc before thee; for the the river, t and set his face u to- Job 21.11, custom of women is upon me. ward the mount Gilead.

12. And he searched, but found not 22 And it was told Laban on the y Ki.19.20. the images. third day that Jacob was fled.

36 T And Jacyo was wroth, d and 23 And he took his brethren with z ver. 19. chode with Laban: and Jacob anhim, and pursued after him seven Ju. 18.24. swered and said to Laban, What is days' journey; and they overtook

my trespass? what is my sin, that jim in the mount Gilead.

a ch.44.9.

thou hast so hotly pursued after 24 And God came to Laban the verja

me? Syrian in a dream v by night, and

37 Whereas thou hast searched said unto him, Take heed that thou felt. all my stuff, what hast thou found speak not to Jacob 6 either good or

of all thy household stuff? set it bad.

CEx. 20.12. here before my brethren, and thy 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Lev. 19.32. brethren, that they may judge e Now Jacob had pitched his tent in

betwixt us both. the mount; and Laban with hisap.4.20 38 This twenty years have I been brethren pitched in the mount ofle 1 Cor.6.5.

with thee; thy ewes and thy she Gilead.

goats have not cast their young, 26 And Laban said to Jacob,

and the rams of thy flock have 1 38

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