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Rachel bears Joseph. CHAP. XXX. Jacob's covenant with Laban.

its have I wrestled with my sister, and thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, save prevailed: and she called his name|tarry : {. I have learned by experience §. that the Lord hath blessed me forthy sake. # When Leah, saw that she had left| 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, hearing, she took Zilpah, her maid, and and I will give it.

we her Jacob to wife. 29 And he said unto him, Thou know10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid,bare Ja-lest how I have served thee, and how thy toba son. cattle was with me.

11 And Leah said, A. troop cometh:... 30. For it was little which thou hadstbeand she called his name Gad. fore I came, and it is now increased unto a 12 And Zilpah,Leah's maid, bare Jacob|multitude; and the Lokohath blessed thee isecond son. ... since my coming: and now, when shall I 13 And Leah said, Hap i. am I, for provide for mine own house also 2 she daughters will call o essed: and || 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? the called his name Asher. And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me 14 And Reuben went in the days of anything. If thou wilt do this thing for me, wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in I will again feed and keep thy flock: the field, and brought mo- 32 I will pass through all thy flock to#erleah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give|day, removing from thence all the speckme, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. Hed and spotted cattle, and all the brown 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small|cattle among the sheep, and the spotted matter that thou hast taken my husband 2 and speckled among the goats; and of ind wouldest thou take away my son's such shall be my hire. on rakes also 2 And Rachel said, There-| 33 So shall my righteousness answer for sehé shall lie with thee to-night for thylme in time to come, when it shall come son's mandrakes. for my hire before thy face: every one that 16 And Jacob came out of the field in is not speckled and spotted among the the evening, and Leah went out to meet goats, and brown among the sheep, that him, and said, Thou must come in untoshall be counted stolen with me. re; for surely I have hired thee with my|| 34 And Laban, said, Behold, I would ton's mandrakes. And he lay with herit might be according to thy word. that night. - 35 And he removed that day the he17And God hearkened unto Leah, and goats that were ring-streaked and spotted, * conceived, and bare Jacobthe fifthson.|and all the she-goats that were speckled 18 And Leah said, God hath given meland spotted, and every one that had some my, hire, because I have given my|white in it, and all the brown, among the Maiden to my husband: and she called sheep, and gave them into the hands of his his name Issachar. SonS. 19 And Leah conceived again, and 36 And he set three days’ journey beare Jacob the sixth son. twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed|the rest of Laban's flocks. me with i. o: now will my hus- 37 || And Jacob took him rods of green łod dwell with me, because I have bornelpoplar, and of the hazel and chesnuttree; in six sons: and she called his name . piled white streaks in them, and made ulun. the white appear which was in the rods. 21 And afterwards she bare a daugh- 38 And . set the rods which he had ter, and called her name Dinah. pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the ??" And God remembered Rachel, and watering-troughs when the flocks came to God hearkened to her, and opened heridrink; that they should conceive when womb. they came to drink. 23 And she conceived, and bare a son;| 39 And the flocks conceived before the and said, God hath taken away my re-rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streakproach: ed, speckled, and spotted. 4 And she called his name Joseph; 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and said, The Lord shall add to méland set the faces of the flocks toward the isother son. ring-streaked, and all the brown in the * T And it came to pass, when Rachellflock of Laban; and he put his own flocks had borne J oseph, that Jacob said untolby themselves, and put them not unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go untolban's cattle. to own place, and to my country. 41 And it came to pass,whensoever the % Give me my wives and my children, stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob * whom I have served thee, and let meliaid the rods before the eyes of the cattle t; for thou knowest my service which I in the gutters, that they might conceive §ong thee. among the rods. *7 And Laban said unto him, I prayl 42 But when woule were feeble, he GENESIS.

Jacob departs from Laban:

ut them not in : so the feebler were Laan’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. ANo. 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 counterance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as before. 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of }. 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. 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 thy hire : then bare all the cattle "#.o. 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 listed up mine 'cyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled. 11 And the angel of God" make unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob : And I said, Here am 1. 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen all that Laban ‘doeth unto thee. 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;

- - He to pursued by him. 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. 19 And Laban went to shear his sheepand Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's. 20 And Jacob stole 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 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 himseven days’ journey: and they overtook him in the mount Gilead24, And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him. Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 25 of Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with 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? 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thce away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp 2 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 thous heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, hecause 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 ods, let him not live: before our brethren iscern 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 then 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

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ony in, that thou hast so hotly pursued off tre is 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my of what hast thou found of all thy house*3-stuff? set it here before my brethren, of thy brethren, that they may judge beWirt us both. 38. This twenty years have I been with *ee: thy ewes and thy she-goats have not ost their young, and the rams of thy flock live I not eaten. 33 That which was torn of beasts, I vught not unto thee; I bare the loss of :: of my hand didst thou require it, whewer stolen by day, or stolen by night. 40 Thus s was ; in the day the drought rosumed me, and the frost by night; and or seep departed from mine eyes. o us o: I been twenty years in ly house: I served thee fourteen years in thy two daughters, and six years for is cattle: and thou hast changed my Tiges ten times. --→ . # Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fearof Isaac had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me isly now empty: God hath seen mine Hotion, and the labour of my hands, and kooked thee yesternight. 43". And Laban answered, and said unto 'arch, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and tese cattle are my cattle, and all that thou •est is mine; and what can I do this day into these my daughters, or unto their oldren which they have borne 7 14 Now therefore come thou, let us +ke 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. 45 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and rade a heap: and they did eat there upon the heap. 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadute: out Jacob called it Galeed: 48 And Laban said, This heap is a wittes between me and thee this day. There£re was the name of it called Galeed : 49 And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch ...etween me and thee, when we are

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st displease my lord that I cannot rise up this heap, and behold this pillar, which I GENESIS.

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 arin. 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. A” 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 sojourned 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 § And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. 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 o; 9 T 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 well with 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 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 children. 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do

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thee good, and mo, thy seed as the sand Jacob wrestles with an angel:

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 handof his servants, every drove by themselves; and said untohis servants, Pass over before me, and putaspace 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, th servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that eth before me, and afterward I will see is face; peradventure he will acceptofme. 21 So went the present over before him; and himself lodged that night in the com

any. p 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 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. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him; he touched the hollow of his thigh :, 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 name 7 And he said, Jacob. 28 And he said, Thy nameshall 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 dostask after my , name 2 And he blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the lace Peniel : for I have seen God face to ace, and my life is preserved,

His kind meeting with Esau, 31 And as he passed over Pemuel the i. Fo upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he touched the hollow of Jacob's hio the sinew that shrank.


HAP. XXXIII. A\} Jacob lifted É A. ed., and behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. 3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him : and they wept. 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy serwant. 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, Whatmeanest thou by all this drove which I met 2 And he said, These aretofindgrace in the sight of my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother ; keep that thou hast unto 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 letus go, and I .."; thee. 13 And he said unto him, 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 goeth before me, and the children be able to endure; until I come unto my lord unto Seir. 15 And Esau so Let me now leave

his eyes, and lookfor Shechemites circumcised: CHAP.

with thee sonne of the folk that are with re: And be said, What needeth it ! Let refnd grace in the sight of my lord. 15 " So Esau returned that day on his tly unto Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, und built him a house, and made booths for his cattle : therefore the name of the fice is called Succoth. 18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city #Shechem, which is in the land of Caman, when he came from Padan-aram; so pitched his tent before the city. 13 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand # the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred pieces of money. 20 And he erected there an altar, and alled it El-elohe-Israel. CHAP. XXXIV. ND Dinah the daughterof Leah, which sl she bare unto Jacob, went out to see be daughters of the land. 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor *e Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, etook her, and lay with her, and defiled her

3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the isoghter of Jacob, and he loved the damzł, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Bimor, saying, Get me this damsel towife. 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; (now his sons were with his cattle in the field;) and Jacob old his peace until they were come. 6 * And Hamor the father of Shechem

ment out unto Jacob to commune with him. ||

XXXIV. Slain by the sons of Jacob.

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. 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 || And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and commumed 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 will dwell with us. 24 And unto Hamor,and unto Shechem

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*ght not to be done. 8 And Hamor communed with them, tying, The soul of my son Shechem long# for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 9 And nake ye marriages with us, and five your daughters unto us, and take our o: unto you. 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the and shall be before you; dwell and trade !etherein, and getyoupossessions therein. 11 And Shechem said unto her father, * unto her brethren, Let me find grace 1 your eyes, and what ye shall say unto re, I wils give. 1? Ask me, never so much dowry and fit, and I will give according as ye shall wountoine: but give me the damses to wife. i3 And the sons, of Jacob answered *them and Hainor his father deceitfully, of said, Because he had defiled Dinah

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 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 o 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 Aï.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,

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