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The kindness of Jacob GENESIS, and Esau at their meeting. 30 And Jacob called the name of my brother; k

Jacob called the name of my brother; keep that thou hast unthe place Peniel: for I have seen God to thyself. face to face, and my life is preserved. 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray

31 And as he passed over Penuel thee, if now I have found grace in the sun rose upon him, and he halted thy sight, then receive my present at upon his thigh.

my hand : for therefore I have seen 32 Therefore the children of Israel thy face, as though I had seen the eat not of the sinew which shrank, face of God, and thou wast pleased which is upon the hollow of the thigh, with me. unto this day; because he touched 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the that is brought to thee; because God sinew that shrank.

hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he

urged him, and he took it. CHAPTER XXXIII.

12 And he said, Let us take our 1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting. 17 | Jacob cometh to Succoth. 18 At Shalem he buyeth a

journey, and let us go, and I will go field, and buildeth an altar.

before thee. | ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and 13 And he said unto him, My lord A looked, and, behold, Esau came, knoweth that the children are tender, and with him four hundred men. and the flocks and herds with young And he divided the children unto are with me; and if men should overLeah, and unto Rachel, and unto the drive them one day, all the flock will two handmaids.

die. 2 And he put the handmaids and 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass their children foremost, and Leah and over before his servant; and I will her children after, and Rachel and lead on softly, according as the catJoseph hindermost.

tle that goeth before me and the 3 And he passed over before them, children be able to endure, until I and bowed himself to the ground come unto my lord unto Seir. seven times, until he came near to 15 And Esau said, Let me now his brother.

leave with thee some of the folk that 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and are with me. And he said, What embraced him, and fell on his neck, needeth it? let me find grace in the and kissed him: and they wept. sight of my lord.

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and 16 | So Esau returned that day saw the women and the children, on his way unto Seir. and said, Who are those with thee? | 17 And Jacob journeyed to SucAnd he said, The children which coth, and built him a house, and made God hath graciously given thy serv. | booths for his cattle: therefore the

name of the place is called Succoth. 6 Then the handmaidens came 18 | And Jacob came to Shalem, near, they and their children, and a city of Shechem, which is in the they bowed themselves.

land of Canaan, when he came from 7 And Leah also with her children Padan-aram; and pitched his tent came near, and bowed themselves : before the city. and after came Joseph near and Ra- 19 And he bought a parcel of a chel, and they bowed themselves. field, where he had spread his tent,

8 And he said, What meanest thou at the hand of the children of Haby all this drove which I met ? And mor, Shechem's father, for a hundred he said, These are to find grace in the pieces of money. sight of my lord.

20 And he erected there an altar, 9 And Esau said, I have enough, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.


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Shechem defileth Dinah, CHAPTER XXXIV. and sueth to marry her. CHAPTER XXXIV.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered 1 Dinah is defiled by Shechem. 4 He sueth to marry Shechem and Hamor his father deher. 13 The sons of Jacob offer the condition of circumcision to the Shechemites. 20 Hamor and Shechem ceitfully, and said, because he had persuade them to accept it. 25 The sons of Jacob upon that advantage slay them, 27 and spoil their city.

defiled Dinah their sister : 30 Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi.

14 And they said unto them, We |ND Dinah the daughter of Leah, cannot do this thing, to give our sisA which she bare unto Jacob, went | ter to one that is uncircumcised; for out to see the daughters of the land. that were a reproach unto us:

2 And when Shechem the son of 15 But in this will we consent unto Hamor the Hivite, prince of the you: If ye will be as we be, that every country, saw her, he took her, and male of you be circumcised ; lay with her, and defiled her.

16 Then will we give our daugh3 And his soul clave unto Dinah ters unto you, and we will take your the daughter of Jacob, and he loved daughters to us, and we willdwell with the damsel, and spake kindly unto you, and we will become one people. the damsel.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto 4 And Shechem spake unto his us, to be circumcised; then will we father Hamor, saying, Get me this take our daughter, and we will be damsel to wife.

gone. 5 And Jacob heard that he had 18 And their words pleased Hamor defiled Dinah his daughter: now his and Shechem Hamor's son. sons were with his cattle in the field: | 19 And the young man deferred and Jacob held his peace until they not to do the thing, because he had were come.

delight in Jacob's daughter: and he 6 | And Hamor the father of She was more honourable than all the chem went out unto Jacob to com house of his father. mune with him.

20 | And Hamor and Shechem his 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of son came unto the gate of their city, the field when they heard it: and the and communed with the men of their men were grieved, and they were very city, saying, wroth, because he had wrought folly in 21 These men are peaceable with Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; us; therefore let them dwell in the which thing ought not to be done. land, and trade therein; for the land,

8 And Hamor communed with them, behold, it is large enough for them ; saying, The soul of my son Shechem let us take their daughters to us for longeth for your daughter: I pray wives, and let us give them our daughyou give her him to wife.

ters. 9 And make ye marriages with us, 22 Only herein will the men conand give your daughters unto us, and sent unto us for to dwell with us, to take our daughters unto you.

be one people, if every male among 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and us be circumcised, as they are cir. the land shall be before you; dwell cumcised. and trade ye therein, and get you 23 Shall not their cattle and their possessions therein.

substance and every beast of theirs 11 And Shechem said unto her fa- be ours? only let us consent unto ther and unto her brethren, Let me them, and they will dwell with us. find grace in your eyes, and what ye L 24 And unto Hamor and unto Sheshall say unto me I will give.

chem his son hearkened all that went 12 Ask me never so much dowry out of the gate of his city; and every and gift, and I will give according as male was circumcised, all that went ye shall say unto me: but give me out of the gate of his city. the damsel to wife.

25 | And it came to pass on the

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The Shechemites slain. GENESIS,

God blesseth Jacob. third day, when they were sore, that, 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and strange gods which were in their hand, Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each and all their earrings which were in man his sword, and came upon the their ears; and Jacob hid them un. city boldly, and slew all the males. | der the oak which was by Shechem.

26 And they slew Hamor and She- 5 And they journeyed: and the chem his son with the edge of the terror of God was upon the cities that sword, and took Dinah out of She- | were round about them, and they did chem's house, and went out.

not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon 6 | So Jacob came to Luz which the slain, and spoiled the city, be is in the land of Canaan, that is, cause they had defiled their sister. Beth-el, he and all the people that

28 They took their sheep, and their were with him. oxen, and their asses, and that which 7 And he built there an altar, and was in the city, and that which was called the place El-beth-el; because in the field,

there God appeared unto him, when 29 And all their wealth, and all he fled from the face of his brother. their little ones, and their wives took 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse they captive, and spoiled even all that died, and she was buried beneath was in the house.

Beth-el under an oak: and the name 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and of it was called Allon-bachuth. Levi, Ye have troubled me to make 9 | And God appeared unto Jacob me to stink among the inhabitants of again, when he came out of Padan. the land, among the Canaanites and aram, and blessed him. the Perizzites: and I being few in | 10 And God said unto him, Thy number, they shall gather themselves name is Jacob: thy name shall not together against me, and slay me; and be called any more Jacob, but Israel I shall be destroyed, I and my house. shall be thy name; and he called his

31 And they said, Should he deal name Israel. with our sister as with a harlot ?

11 And God said unto him, I am CHAPTER XXXV.

God Almighty: be fruitful and mul1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He putteth away the tiply; a nation and a company of strange gods from his household. 6 He buildeth an altar" at Beth-el. 8 Deborah dieth. 9 God blesseth

nations shall be of thee, and kings Jacob at Beth-el. 16 Rachel travaileth with Benjamin, shall come out of thy loins; and dieth in the way to Beth-lehem. 23 The sons of

12 And the land which I gave Jacob. 27 Jacob cometh to Isaac at Hebron. 28 The age, death, and burial of Isaac.

Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will AND God said unto Jacob, Arise, | give it, and to thy seed after thee

go up to Beth-el, and dwell will I give the land. there: and make there an altar unto 13 And God went up from him in God, that appeared unto thee when | the place where he talked with him. thou fleddest from the face of Esau 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in thy brother.

the place where he talked with him, 2 Then Jacob said unto his house even a pillar of stone: and he poured hold, and to all that were with him, a drink offering thereon, and he pour. Put away the strange gods that are | ed oil thereon. among you, and be clean, and change 15 And Jacob called the name of your garments:

the place where God spake with him, 3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an | 16 | And they journeyed from Beth. altar unto God, who answered me in el; and there was but a little way to the day of my distress, and was with come to Ephrath: and Rachel trame in the way which I went.

vailed, and she had hard labour.

The death of Isaac. CHAPTER XXXVI. Generations of Esau,

17 And it came to pass, when she ters of Canaan; Adah the daughter was in hard labour, that the midwife of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt the daughter of Anah the daughter have this son also.

of Zibeon the Hivite, 18 And it came to pass, as her soul 3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daugh. was in departing, (for she died,) that ter, sister of Nebajoth. she called his name Ben-oni: but his 4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; father called him Benjamin.

and Bashemath bare Reuel ; 19 And Rachel died, and was buried 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth- Jaalam, and Korah: these are the lehem.

sons of Esau, which were born unto 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her him in the land of Canaan. grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's 6 And Esau took his wives, and grave unto this day.

his sons, and his daughters, and all 21 | And Israel journeyed, and the persons of his house, and his spread his tent beyond the tower of cattle, and all his beasts, and all his Edar.

substance, which he had got in the 22 And it came to pass, when Island of Canaan; and went into the rael dwelt in that land, that Reuben | country from the face of his brother went and lay with Bilhah his father's Jacob. concubine: and Israel heard it. Now 7 For their riches were more than the sons of Jacob were twelve: that they might dwell together; and

23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, the land wherein they were strangers Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and could not bear them because of their Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and cattle. Zebulun:

1 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, Esau is Edom. and Benjamin:

9 | And these are the generations 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's of Esau the father of the Edomites handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: in mount Seir:

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's 10 These are the names of Esau's handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the are the sons of Jacob, which were wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basheborn to him in Padan-aram.

math the wife of Esau. 27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were his father unto Mamre, unto the city Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, of Arba, which is Hebron, where and Kenaz. Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

12 And Timna was concubine to 28 And the days of Isaac were a Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to hundred and fourscore years.

Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, of Adah Esau's wife. and died, and was gathered unto his | 13 And these are the sons of Reuel; people, being old and full of days: and Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. Mizzah: these were the sons of Ba

shemath Esau's wife. CHAPTER XXXVI.

14 | And these were the sons of 1 Esau's family in Canaan. 6 He removeth to mount Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah

Seir. 9 His descendants in Seir. 20 The sons and dukes of Seir. 31 The kings of Edom. 40 The dukes

the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: that descended of Esaub.

and she bare to Esau Jeush, and JaaN OW these are the generations lam, and Korah. V of Esau, who is Edom.

15 | These were dukes of the sons 2 Esau took his wives of the daugh. | of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstThe dukes of Seir.


The kings of Edom. born son of Esau ; duke Teman, duke of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz, Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,

16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke duke Amalek: these are the dukes Dishan: these are the dukes that that came of Eliphaz in the land of came of Hori, among their dukes in Edom: these were the sons of Adah. the land of Seir.

17 | And these are the sons of 31 | And these are the kings that Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke reigned in the land of Edom, before Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Miz- there reigned any king over the child. zah: these are the dukes that came ren of Israel. of Reuel in the land of Edom: these | 32 And Bela the son of Beor reignare the sons of Bashemath Esau's ed in Edom: and the name of his wife.

city was Dinhabah. 18 | And these are the sons of 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Je. son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in ush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these his stead. were the dukes that came of Aholi. 34 And Jobab died, and Husham bamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's of the land of Temani reigned in his wife.

stead. 19 These are the sons of Esau, 35 And Husham died, and Hadad who is Edom, and these are their the son of Bedad, who smote Midian dukes.

| in the field of Moab, reigned in his 20 | These are the sons of Seir stead : and the name of his city was the Horite, who inhabited the land ; Avith. Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah Anah,

of Masrekah reigned in his stead. 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and | 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Dishan: these are the dukes of the Rehoboth by the river reigned in his Horites, the children of Seir in the stead. land of Edom.

38 And Saul died, and Baal-ha22 And the children of Lotan were nan the son of Achbor reigned in his Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sis. stead. ter was Timna.

39 And Baal-hanan the son of Ach23 And the children of Shobal were bor died, and Hadar reigned in his these; Alvan, and Manahath, and stead : and the name of his city was Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

Pau; and his wife's name was Mehe24 And these are the children of tabel, the daughter of Matred, the Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this daughter of Mezahab. was that Anah that found the mules 40 And these are the names of the in the wilderness, as he fed the asses | dukes that came of Esau, according of Zibeon his father.

to their families, after their places, 25 And the children of Anah were by their names; duke Timnah, duke these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the Alvah, duke Jetheth, daughter of Anah.

41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, 26 And these are the children of duke Pinon, Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Ithran, and Cheran.

Mibzar, 27 The children of Ezer are these; 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Irain: these Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. be the dukes of Edom, according to

28 The children of Dishan are their habitations in the land of their these; Uz, and Aran.

possession : he is Esau the father of 29 These are the dukes that came the Edomites.

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