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Sons of Bilhah and Zilpah. CHAPTER XXX. Rachel beareth Joseph. in God's stead, who hath withheld | 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, from thee the fruit of the womb? and she conceived, and bare Jacob

3 And she said, Behold my maid the fifth son. Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall 18 And Leah said, God hath given bear upon my knees, that I may also me my hire, because I have given have children by her.

my maiden to my husband : and she 4 And she gave him Bilhah her called his name Issachar. handmaid to wife: and Jacob went 19 And Leah conceived again, and in unto her.

bare Jacob the sixth son. 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare 20 And Leah said, God hath endued

me with a good dowry; now will my 6 And Rachel said, God hath husband dwell with me, because I judged me, and hath also heard my have borne him six sons: and she voice, and hath given me a son : called his name Zebulun. therefore called she his name Dan. I 21 And afterwards she bare a daugh.

7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid con- ter, and called her name Dinah. ceived again, and bare Jacob a se 22 | And God remembered Racond son.

chel, and God hearkened to her, and 8 And Rachel said, With great opened her womb. wrestlings have I wrestled with my 23 And she conceived, and bare a sister, and I have prevailed: and she son; and said, God hath taken away called his name Naphtali.

my reproach: 9 When Leah saw that she had left 24 And she called his name Jobearing, she took Zilpah her maid, seph; and said, The LORD shall add and gave her Jacob to wife.

to me another son, 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare 25 And it came to pass, when Jacob a son.

Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: | said unto Laban, Send me away, that and she called his name Gad.

I may go unto mine own place, and 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare to my country. Jacob a second son.

26 Give me my wives and my chil. 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, dren, for whom I have served thee, for the daughters will call me bless- and let me go: for thou knowest my ed: and she called his name Asher. service which I have done thee.

14 | And Reuben went in the days 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray of wheat harvest, and found man thee, if I have found favour in thine drakes in the field, and brought them eyes, tarry: for I have learned by unto his mother Leah. Then Ra experience that the Lord hath blesschel said to Leah, Give me, I prayed me for thy sake. thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

28 And he said, Appoint me thy 15 And she said unto her, Isit a small | wages, and I will give it. matter that thou hast taken my hus. 29 And he said unto him, Thou band ? and wouldest thou take away knowest how I have served thee, and my son's mandrakes also ? And Ra how thy cattle was with me, chel said, Therefore he shall lie with 30 For it was little which thou thee to night for thy son's mandrakes. hadst before I came, and it is now

16 And Jacob came out of the field increased unto a multitude; and the in the evening, and Leah went out LORD hath blessed thee since my to meet him, and said, Thou must coming: and now, when shall I procome in unto me; for surely I have vide for mine own house also ? hired thee with my son's mandrakes. / 31 And he said, What shall I give And he lay with her that night. thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt

Jacob becometh rich.

GENESIS

He leaveth Laban. not give me any thing: if thou wilt / 42 But when the cattle were feeble, do this thing for me, I will again feed he put them not in: so the feebler were and keep thy flock.

Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. 32 I will pass through all thy flock 43 And the man increased exceed. to day, removing from thence all the ingly, and had much cattle, and speckled and spotted cattle, and all maidservants, and menservants, and the brown cattle among the sheep, and camels, and asses. the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.

CHAPTER XXXI.

1 Jacob departeth secretly from Laban. 19 Rachel steal 33 So shall my righteousness an eth her father's images. 22 Laban pursueth after Jacob, swer for me in time to come, when

26 and complaineth of the wrong. 34 Rachel's policy

to hide the images. 36 Jacob's complaint of Laban it shall come for my hire before thy 43 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed. face: every one that is not speckled A ND he heard the words of Laban's and spotted among the goats, and A sons, saying, Jacob hath taken brown among the sheep, that shall away all that was our father's; and be counted stolen with me.

of that which was our father's hath 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would | he gotten all this glory. it might be according to thy word. 2 And Jacob beheld the counte.

35 And he removed that day the nance of Laban, and, behold, it was he goats that were ringstreaked and not toward him as before. spotted, and all the she goats that 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Re. were speckled and spotted, and every turn unto the land of thy fathers, and one that had some white in it, and all to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. the brown among the sheep, and gave 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel them into the hand of his sons. and Leah to the field unto his flock,

36 And he set three days' journey 5 And said unto them, I see your betwixt himself and Jacob: and Ja father's countenance, that it is not cob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. toward me as before; but the God of

37 | And Jacob took him rods of my father hath been with me. green poplar, and of the hazel and 6 And ye know that with all my chesnut tree; and pilled white streaks power I have served your father. in them, and made the white appear 7 And your father hath deceived me, which was in the rods.

and changed my wages ten times; but 38 And he set the rods which he God suffered him not to hurt me. had pilled before the flocks in the gut 8 If he said thus, The speckled ters in the watering troughs when the shall be thy wages; then all the cat. flocks came to drink, that they should tle bare speckled : and if he said thus, conceive when they came to drink. The ringstreaked shall be thy hire;

39 And the flocks conceived before then bare all the cattle ringstreaked. the rods, and brought forth cattle 9 Thus God hath taken away the ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted cattle of your father, and given them

40 And Jacob did separate the to me. lambs, and set the faces of the flocks 10 And it came to pass at the time toward the ringstreaked, and all the that the cattle conceived, that I liftbrown in the flock of Laban; and he ed up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, put his own flocks by themselves, and and, behold, the rams which leaped put them not unto Laban's cattle. upon the cattle were ringstreaked,

41 And it came to pass, whenso. speckled, and grizzled. ever the stronger cattle did conceive, 11 And the angel of God spake that Jacob laid the rods before the unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that and I said, Here am I. they might conceive among the rods. 12 And he said, Lift up now thine

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Laban pursueth him. CHAPTER XXXI. His charge against Jacob. eyes, and see, all the rams which 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What leap upon the cattle are ringstreaked, hast thou done, that thou hast stolen speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen away unawares to me, and carried all that Laban doeth unto thee. | away my daughters, as captives taken

13 I am the God of Beth-el, where with the sword ? thou anointedst the pillar, and where 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away thou vowedst a vow unto me: now secretly, and steal away from me; arise, get thee out from this land, and and didst not tell me, that I might return unto the land of thy kindred. have sent thee away with mirth, and

14 And Rachel and Leah answered with songs, with tabret, and with harp? and said unto him, Is there yet any 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss portion or inheritance for us in our my sons and my daughters ? thou father's house?

hast now done foolishly in so doing. 15 Are we not counted of him 29. It is in the power of my hand strangers ? for he hath sold us, and to do you hurt: but the God of your hath quite devoured also our money. | father spake unto me yesternight, say.

16 For all the riches which God hathing, Take thou heed that thou speak taken from our father, that is ours, not to Jacob either good or bad. and our children's: now then, what 30 And now, though thou wouldest soever God hath said unto thee, do. needs be gone, because thou sore

17 | Then Jacob rose up, and set longedst after thy father's house, yet his sons and his wives upon camels; wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?

18 And he carried away all his cat- | 31 And Jacob answered and said tle, and all his goods which he had to Laban, Because I was afraid : for I gotten, the cattle of his getting, said, Peradventure thou wouldest take which he had gotten in Padan-aram, by force thy daughters from me. for to go to Isaac his father in the 32 With whomsoever thou findest land of Canaan.

thy gods, let him not live: before our 19 And Laban went to shear his brethren discern thou what is thine sheep: and Rachel had stolen the with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob images that were her father's.

knew not that Rachel had stolen them. 20 And Jacob stole away unawares 33 And Laban went into Jacob's to Laban the Syrian, in that he told tent, and into Leah's tent, and into him not that he fled.

the two maidservants' tents; but he 21 So he fled with all that he had; found them not. Then went he out and he rose up, and passed over the of Leah's tent, and entered into Rariver, and set his face toward the chel's tent. mount Gilead.

1 34 Now Rachel had taken the 22 And it was told Laban on the images, and put them in the camel's third day, that Jacob was fled. furniture, and sat upon them. And

23 And he took his brethren with | Laban searched all the tent, but him, and pursued after him seven found them not. days' journey; and they overtook 1 35 And she said to her father, Let him in the mount Gilead. . | it not displease my lord that I cannot

24 And God came to Laban the rise up before thee; for the custom of Syrian in a dream by night, and said women is upon me. And he searched, unto him, Take heed that thou speak | but found not the images. not to Jacob either good or bad.

36 And Jacob was wroth, and 25 | Then Laban overtook Jacob. chode with Laban: and Jacob anNow Jacob had pitched his tent in the | swered and said to Laban, What is mount: and Laban with his brethren my trespass? what is my sin, that pitched in the mount of Gilead. thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Jacob's complaint of Laban. GENESIS, Their covenant at Galeed.

37 Whereas thou hast searched all | Therefore was the name of it called my stuff, what hast thou found of all Galeed, thy household stuff? set it here before 49 And Mizpah; for he said, The my brethren and thy brethren, that LORD watch between me and thee, they may judge betwixt us both. when we are absent one from another.

38 This twenty years have I been 50 If thou shalt afflict my daugh. with thee; thy ewes and thy she ters, or if thou shalt take other wives goats have not cast their young, and beside my daughters, no man is with the rams of thy flock have I not eaten. us; see, God is witness betwixt me

39 That which was torn of beasts and thee. I brought not unto thee; I bare the 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Be. loss of it; of my hand didst thou hold this heap, and behold this pillar, require it, whether stolen by day, or which I have cast betwixt me and stolen by night.

thee; 40 Thus I was; in the day the 52 This heap be witness, and this drought consumed me, and the frost pillar be witness, that I will not pass by night; and my sleep departed over this heap to thee, and that thou from mine eyes.

shalt not pass over this heap and this 41 Thus have I been twenty years pillar unto me, for harm. in thy house: I served thee fourteen 53 The God of Abraham, and the years for thy two daughters, and six God of Nahor, the God of their father, years for thy cattle; and thou hast judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware changed my wages ten times.

by the fear of his father Isaac. 42 Except the God of my father, 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the God of Abraham, and the fear of the mount, and called his brethren to Isaac, had been with me, surely thou eat bread: and they did eat bread, and hadst sent me away now empty. tarried all night in the mount. God hath seen mine affliction and the L 55 And early in the morning La. labour of my hands, and rebuked thee ban rose up, and kissed his sons and yesternight.

his daughters, and blessed them: and 43 | And Laban answered and said Laban departed, and returned unto unto Jacob, These daughters are my | his place. daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cat

CHAPTER XXXII.

1 Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. 3 His message to Esau. tle, and all that thou seest is mine: 6 He is afraid of Esau's coming. 9 He prayeth for and what can I do this day unto these

deliverance. 13 He sendeth a present to Esau. 24

He wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, where he is called my daughters, or unto their children Israel. 31 He halteth upon his thigh. which they have borne ?

AND Jacob went on his way, and 44 Now therefore come thou, let A the angels of God met him. us make a covenant, I and thou; and 2 And when Jacob saw them, he let it be for a witness between me said, This is God's host: and he called and thee.

the name of that place Mahanaim. 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set | 3 And Jacob sent messengers beit up for a pillar.

fore him to Esau his brother unto the 46 And Jacob said unto his bre- land of Seir, the country of Edom. thren, Gather stones; and they took 4 And he commanded them, saying, stones, and made a heap: and they | Thus shall ye speak unto my lord did eat there upon the heap.

Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sa- I have sojourned with Laban, and hadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. stayed there until now:

48 And Laban said, This heap is a 5 And I have oxen, and asses, witness between me and thee this day. | flocks, and menservants, and women. Jacob's present to Esau. CHAPTER XXXII. He wrestleth with an angel. servants : and I have sent to tell my most, saying, When Esau my brolord, that I may find grace in thy sight. ther meeteth thee, and asketh thee,

6 | And the messengers returned saying, Whose art thou ? and whither to Jacob, saying, We came to thy goest thou ? and whose are these bebrother Esau, and also he cometh to fore thee? meet thee, and four hundred men L 18 Then thou shalt say, They be with him.

thy servant Jacob's; it is a present 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid sent unto my lord Esau: and, beand distressed: and he divided the hold, also he is behind us. people that was with him, and the 19 And so commanded he the seflocks, and herds, and the camels, in cond, and the third, and all that folto two bands;

lowed the droves, saying, On this 8 And said, If Esau come to the one manner shall ye speak unto Esau, company, and smite it, then the other when ye find him. company which is left shall escape. 20 And say ye moreover, Behold,

9 | And Jacob said, O God of my thy servant Jacob is behind us. For father Abraham, and God of my fa he said, I will appease him with the ther Isaac, the LORD which saidst present that goeth before me, and unto me, Return unto thy country, afterward I will see his face; perad. and to thy kindred, and I will deal venture he will accept of me. well with thee:

21 So went the present over before 10 I am not worthy of the least of him; and himself lodged that night all the mercies, and of all the truth, in the company. which thou hast shewed unto thy | 22 And he rose up that night, and servant; for with my staff I passed took his two wives, and his two woover this Jordan; and now I am be- menservants, and his eleven sons, come two bands.

and passed over the ford Jabbok. 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from | 23 And he took them, and sent the hand of my brother, from the them over the brook, and sent over hand of Esau : for I fear him, lest he that he had. will come and smite me, and the 24 | And Jacob was left alone; and mother with the children.

there wrestled a man with him until 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do the breaking of the day. thee good, and make thy seed as the 25 And when he saw that he presand of the sea, which cannot be num vailed not against him, he touched bered for multitude.

the hollow of his thigh; and the hol, 13 | And he lodged there that same low of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, night; and took of that which came as he wrestled with him. to his hand a present for Esau his 1 26 And he said, Let me go, for the brother;

day breaketh. And he said, I will 14 Two hundred she goats and not let thee go, except thou bless me. twenty he goats, two hundred ewes ! 27 And he said unto him, What is and twenty rams,

thy name? And he said, Jacob. 15 Thirty milch camels with their 28 And he said, Thy name shall be colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twen- called no more Jacob, but Israel: for ty she asses and ten foals.

as a prince hast thou power with God 16 And he delivered them into the and with men, and hast prevailed. hand of his servants, every drove by 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, themselves; and said unto his sery. | Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And ants, Pass over before me, and put he said, Wherefore is it that thou a space betwixt drove and drove. | dost ask after my name? And he

17 And he commanded the fore- / blessed him there.

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