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Laban and Jacob contend.
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 o unto me yesternight, saying, Take ou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either or bad. 30 d 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 u 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 2 what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me ! 3. 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 eves and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten. 39 That which was torn of beasts, I
it; of my hand, didst thou require it, or 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 seen
brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of . 34 Jacob's vision. mine affliction, and the labout of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight. 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. 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap. 47 And ion called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed: 48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed : 49 And Mizpah ; for he said, The Lon D watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives besides 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 he 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 cat 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. 3. His message, 13 and /resent to Esau. 24 JWrestling with an anges he is called Israel. Asi. Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host : and he called the name of that place Mahanaim. 3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom. 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau ; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have so
His firesent to Esau,
journed with Laban, and stayed there until now : 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and men-servants, and women-servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight. 6 s And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. 7 Then Jacob was tly afraid, and distressed: and he divided the le that was with him, and the flocks, 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 escape. 9 || 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 kindred, and I will deal §§§ thee; 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant: for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands. 11 Deliverme, I pray thcc, 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 children. 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee §. and make thy seed as the sand of he sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude. 13 T 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 l'airls, 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 manner 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
Jiro and Esau's kind meeting. CHAP. seehsface; peradventure he will accept of me. : So went thepresent over beforehim; and himself lodged that night in the coasty. 2: And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women-servants, and his eleven sons, and passed wer the ford Jabbok. 23 And he took them, and sent them or the brook, and sent over that he had. :4° And Jacob was left alone ; and those wrestled a man with him, until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed to against him, he touched the hollow of histhigh: and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy same? And he said, Jacob. * 28 Andhesio, Thy name shall be callcd no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince has: thou power with God, and with men, and hast prevailed. 29 AndJacob asked him, and said, Tell i.e, I pray thee, thy name: And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my trame? and he blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the fore Peniel: for I have seen God face oface, and my life is preserved. 31 Andashe passed over Penuel the sun * upon him, and he halted upon his
3. Therefore the children of Israel eat m of the sinew which shrank, which is on the hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he touched the hollow of Jaco's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
! The Hindness of Jacob and Esau at their
oring. 18 Jacob buyeth a field at
Shalem, and buildeth an altar.
ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and look
* ed, and behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he dijed the children unto Leah, and unto Rashel, and unto the two handmaids. ... And he put the handmaids and their oren foremost, and Leah and her odren after, and Rachel and Joseph toermost
o And he over before them, and *: himself to the ground seven times, *he came near to his brother.
*And ran to meet him, and emof him, and fell on his neck, and odhim: and they wept.
* Andhelted up his eyes, and saw the *Then and the children, and said, Who : those with thee? And he said, The *en which Godhatī, graciously given
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. 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hastunto thyself. 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. 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. 13 And he ...} unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me, and if men should over-drive them 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 cattle that before me, and the children be able to endure; until I come unto my lord unto Seir. 15 And Esau said, Lct me now leavc with thee some of the folk that are with me: And he said, What needeth it? Let me find grace in the sight of my lord. 16 || So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. 18 "And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city. 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 father, for an hundred pieces of money. 20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel. CHAP. XXXIV. 1 Dinah ravished. 20 The Shechemites are circumcised, 25 slain by the sons 2, Jacob, 27 and their city of oiled. A” Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 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 Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get mc 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 8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 9 And make ye, marriages with us: and give your daughters untous, and take our daughters unto you. 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade yetherein, and get you possessions therein. 11 And §. said unto her father, and unto herbrethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me, I will give. 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife. 13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shcchem and Hamor his father deccitfully, 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 overe 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 untous, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone. 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son. 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. 20 T And Hamor and Shechem his son game unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
21 These 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 consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23 Shall not their cattle, and their substance, and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they o dwell with us. 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 is And it came to pass on the third day, when they 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 with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and Went out. 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. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites, and the 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. 31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister, as with an harlot 2 CHAP. XXXV. 1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He fiurgeth his house of idols, 6 and buildeth an altar at Beth-el. 29 Isaac's death. ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, 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 Esau thy brother. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that overe 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
Golwho answered me in the day of my dists, and was with me in way wjihl went. 4.And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, andull theirear-rings which were in their tars; 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 mudabout them, and they did not purSleafter the sons of Jacob. 6' So Jacob came to Luz, which is in ththndof Canaan, (that is Beth-el) he and all the people that were with him. 7 And he built there an altar, and talkdtheplace El-beth-el; because there Gol appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el, under an oak: and the name of it was tled Allon-bachuth. 9" And God appeared unto Jacob again when hecame out of Padan-aram; andblessed him. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name islato: thy nameshall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; and he called his name Israel. ll. And God said unto him, I am God Almighly: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be tlee, and kings shall come out of thy isis.
dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve : 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun : 24. The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin : 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram. 27 || And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, o is Hebron) where Abraham and saac sojourned. 28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. CHAP. XXXVI. 2 Esau’s wives. 6. His removing to mount Seir. 9 His sons. No. these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite ;
3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth. 4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel; 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan. 6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. 7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together: and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them, because of their cattle. 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir : Esau is Edom. 9 || And these are the generations of Esau the father of the §. in mount Seir: 10 These are the names of Esau’s sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau. 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Ke
*Andi came to pass, when Israel