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strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. 23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24 And the Lorp appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. 25 And he builded an altar there, and called u the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well. 26 || Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you? 28 And they said, We saw certainly that the Lord was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LöR D. 30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31 And they rose up betumes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. 32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-shcha unto this day. 34 [And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah. CHAP. XXVII. 1 Isaac sendeth Esau for twenison, 6.Jacob instructed by Rebekah obtaineth the &lessing, 41 Esau threatening him, 42 is firevented. ND it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and

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go out to the field, and take me some venison ; 4 And make mesavoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die. 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaacspake to Esau his son : and Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. 6 *[ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 7 Bring me venison, and make mesavoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord, before my death. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two #. kids of the goats ; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth : 10. And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man : 12 My father peradyenture will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. 15 And Rebekah took lly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which overe with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck : 17 And she gave the savoury meat, and the bread which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 18 "And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; Who art thou, my son 2 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first-born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LoRD thy God brought it to 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

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thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. 39 And Isaac his father answered, and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck. 41 " And Esau hated Jacob, because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, then will Islay my brother Jacob. 42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent . and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, fur/losing to kill thee. 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: and jurise, fice thou to Laban my brother to Haran ; 44 And tarry with him a few days, untilthy 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? 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? CHAP. XXVIII. 1 Jacob is blessed, and sent to Padanaram. 12 His vision. 18 The stone of Beth-cl. 20 Jacob's vow. ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a 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 wherein 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. 6 || When Esau saw that Isaac had blessedJacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and

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on it. 13 And behold, the LoRD stood above it, and said, I am the LoRD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac : the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy sced shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will keep § in all filaces whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land: for I will not io thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of 16 T And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lok D is in 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 heaven. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had É. for his pillows, and set it up for a pilr, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city ovas called Luz at the first. 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21 So that I come o to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: 22 And this stone, which I have set Jor a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that thou shalt give me, I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

CHAP. XXIX. 1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran ; 13 is entertained bu Laban. 18 Jacob covenanteth for Rachel; and is deceived with Leah ; 28 but marrieth Rachel also. . THEN Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east. 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 greatstone 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. 6 And he said unto them, Is he well ? And they said, He is well: and behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered jo, water ye the sheep, and go and feed them. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth ; then we water the sheep. 9 || And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them. 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, ...;the sheep of Laban his mother's brother ; that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. 11, And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he stra. her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son; and she ran and told her father. 13 And it came to pass when LaLa in 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 §: house, And he told Laban all these things. 14 And Laban said to him, Sure-ly thou art my bone and my flesh: and he abode with him the space of a month15 s And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? Tell role.

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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 for Rachel thy younger daughter. 13 And Laban said, It is better that I neher to thee, than that I should give *::::::: man: abide with me. . 20 And Jacob served seven years for Richel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. 21 "And Jacob said unto Laban, Give *e my wife, (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in unto her. 2. And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. 23 And it came to o in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zopah his maid for an handmaid. 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel 2 wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? 25 And Laban said, It must not be so otein our country, to give the younger before the first-born. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give to this also, for the service which thou <t serve with me yet seven other years. 23 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week : and he gave him Rachel his doiter to wife also. 3.And Labangave to Rachel his daughter Bahah his handmaid to be her maid. 39 And he went in also unto Rachel, *ihe lowed also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years. 31 * And when the Lord saw that Leah -as hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. 3. And Leah conceived, and bare a on, and she called his name Reuben: for *e said, Surely the Lor D hath looked on my affliction ; now therefore my =band will love me. & And she conceived again, and bare **; and said, Because the Lord hath ord that I was hated, he hath therefore, or me this son also: and she called * And she conceived again, and bare **; and said, Now this time will my *d be joined unto me, because *born him three sons: therefore was * = necalled Levi. # And she conceived again, and bare **; and she said, Now will I praise * Load: therefore she called his name

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CHAP. XXX. 1 Rachel's barrenness. Josefth. 27 Jacob's covenant with Laban. 37 By his solicy he becometh rich. ND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied iner sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled a3. Rachel ; and he said, Am I in rod's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb 2 3 And she said, Behold, my maid Billiah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon o * that I may also have children y ner. 4 || And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 5 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: therefore called she his name IJan. 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zool her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. | 10 And Zilpah Leall'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. 1S, And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher. 14 || And Reuben went in the days of wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then 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 2 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.

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19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son. 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a dowry ; now will my husband dwell with me, I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulum. 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah. 22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. 23 *s-And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reroach. 24 And she called his name Joseph; and said,The Lord shalladd to meanotherson. 25 || And it came to pass, when Rachel had born 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 : for thou knowest my service which have done thee. 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by exrience that the Lord hath blessed me or thy sake. 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it. 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me. 30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed thee since my coming; and now when shall I 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: 32 I will pass through all thy flock today, 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 my hire. 33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be accounted stolen with me. 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word. 35 And he removed to day the hegoats that were ring-streaked 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 hands of his sons.

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twixt 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 streaks 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-streaked, speckled, and spotted. 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring-streaked, 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 o 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. CHAP. XXXI. 1 Jacob defarteth from Jahan, 22 Lahan fursueth him. 43 Their covenant at Galeed. NI) lie 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 glory. 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and behold, it ovas not toward him as before. 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred ; and I will be with thee. 4 And Jacob sent and called Racheland Leah to the field unto his fiock, 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. 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled : and if he said thus, The ring: streaked shall be thine hire; then bare a the cattle ring-streaked. 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. io And it came to pass at the time that

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