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5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake him, and he did eal; and lie bruught Gin to Esau liis soo. And Esau went to the field wine, and lie drank. to hunt for venison, anul lo vring it.

26. And his father Isaac said unto him, 6 And Relekal spake unto Jacoh her Come near now, and kiss me, my son. son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak 27 And he came near, and kissed lim: unto Esau thy brother, saying,

and he smelled the sinell of liis raiment, and 7 Bring me venison, and make me savou- blessed bim, and said, See, the smell of my ry meal, that may eat, and bless thee before sou is as the smell of a field which the Lord die LORD before my death.

hath lessed: & Now therefore, my son, obey my vcice, 23 Therefore God give thee of the dew of according to that which command ihee. heaven, and the fatiess of the earthi, acd

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from plenty of corn and wine : thence two good kids of wie gouts; and I will 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bon make thein savoury meat for thy father, such down to thee: he lord over thy brethren, as he lovethi.

and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father. Scursed be every one that corseti thee, and that he may cal, and that he may bless thiee blessed be be liat blesse:h thee. before his death.

30 11 And it came lo pass, as soon as Isaac 11 And Jacos said ec Rebekal his mother, had made an end of blessing Jacob, and JaBehold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, cob was yel scarce gone ou! !:::m the preand I am a smooth man;

sence of Isanc liis father. that Esau his bro12 My father peradventure will feel me, ther, came in from his hunting. and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and

31 And he also had made savoury meat, Ishall bring a curse upon me, and not a and irough it unto his father, and said unto blessing.

This father. 1.et my father arise, and eat of his 13 And his mother said unto him, l'pon (son's venison, that thy soul may bless ine. me be thy curse, niy son; only obey my voice, 32 And Isaac his father said unto hinn, and go fetch me them.

Who art thou And lie said, I urn thy son, 14 And he went, and fetched, and broughtfuiy first-born, Esau. them to his inouber; and his mother made *33 And Isaac treinbled very exceedingly, savoury ineat, such as his father loved. and said, Why? where is he that harlı taken

15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten lier eldest son Esan, which were with lier in of all hefore thou camest, and have blessed the house, and put them upon Jacob her him? yea, and he shall be blessed. younger son.

34 When Esau heard the words of his 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the father, he cried with a great and exceeding goats upon biz hands, and upon the smooth bitter cry, avd said unto his father, Bless me, of his neck.

even me also, O my father! 17 And she gave the savoury meat and 35 And he saill, Thy brother came with the bread, which she had prepared, into tie subtily, and hath taken away thy blessing. hand of her son Jacob

30 And he said, Is not le rightly named 18 S And he came unto his father, anil Jacob? for 1 bath supplanted me these two said, My father. And he said, Here am 1; lines: he look away my birthright; and, vho ari thou, my son?

behold, now, he hath taken away my bless. 19 And Jacob said unto liis father, I am ing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a Esau thy first-born; I have done accord-blessing for me? ing as thibu badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit 37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may Beloid, I have made hian thy lord, and all his bless me.

brethren have I given to liim for servants; a 20. And Isaar saini ninto his son, Ilow is it and with corn and wine lavel sustaineal him. that thou last found it so quickly, my son and what shall I do now onto thee, my san And he said, Because the LORD thy God 33 And Esau said u:ito his father. Hlast thing brovght it to me.

but one blessing, my father? bless me, era in 21 And Isaac said un!o Jacob, Come near, me also, O my father! And Esau lified up I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, his voice, and wept. whether thou be my very son Esa'ı or not. 39 And Isaacliis father aneuvered and said

22 Aid Jacoh went near untu Isaac his un!o lim, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the father, and ke felt him, and said, The voice fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven is Jacob's vcice, but the hands are the hands from above; of Esan.

40 And by thy sword shelt thou live, and 23 And he discerned bin no!, becanse his shall serve ily hrother: and it shall conie lo hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's pass, when thou shall have the dominion, that bands. So he blessed him.

ihou shalt hreak his voke from offily pieck. 21 And he said, Art thu'r my very son

41 | And Esau hated Jacobs, because of Esau ? And he said, I am.

the blessing wherewith his father blessed 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and him: and Esau said in his heart, The dary I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul of mourning or ny father are at hand; then

42 1 and these words of Esen her elder thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land son were told to Rebekah. And she sent and whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto tc thy seed. hirn, Behold, thy brother Esau, as louching 14 And thy seed shall be as tlie dust of the thee, doth confort himself, purposing to kill earth; and ihou shalt spread abroad to the ther.

west, and to the east, and to the north, and 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; to the south: and in thee, and in thy seed, and arise, Aee thou to Laban my brother, to shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Haran;

15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will 4 And tarry with him a few days; until keep thee in all places whither thcu goest, and thy brother's fury turn away;

will bring thee again into this land; for I 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away will not leave thee, until I have done that from thee, and be forget that which thou wbich I have spoken to thee of. hast done to him : then I will send and fetch 16 11 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep thee from thence. Why should I be deprived and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place, also of you both in one day?

and I knew it not. 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadof my life because of the daughters of Heth: ful is this place! this is none other but the if Jacob take a wise of the daughters of Heth, house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. such as these which are of the daughters ofl. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the mornthe land, what good shall my life do me? ing, and took the stone that he had put for CHAP. XXVII.

lus pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and pour

da be led el apod Blector pofuite and charged liim, and said unto lim, 19 And be called the name of that place Thou shall not take a wile of the daughters Beth-el: but the name of that city was called of Canaan.

Luz at the first. 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of 2011 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, 11 Bethuel ty inother's father, and take thee a God will be with me, and will keep me in wise from thence of the daughters of L.aban this way that I go, and will give me bread to thy mozher's broller.

jeal, and raiment to put on, 3 And God Aliniglity bless thee, and make. 21 So that I come again to my father's house thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou sin peace, then shall de Lor) be my God. marest be a multitude of people;

22 And this stone, which I have set for a 4 And give thee the blessing of Abralan, pillar, shall be God's house : and of as that to thee, und !otly seed with thee; that thou thou shaltgive me, I will surely give the tenth inayest inherit the land wherein thou art a junto ļiee. wuranger, wuicl Gud gave unto Abrahain.

CHAP. XXIX. ! Padau-aram unto Labrin, son

of betiere THEN Jacob went on his journey, and

came into the land of the people of the east. the Syriai), the brother of Rebekalı, Jacob's 2 And he looked, and beltold a well in the and Esau's mother.

field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep 6 9 When Esau saw that Isaac liad blessed lying by it; for out of that well they watered Jacob, and sent iim away to Padan-aram, to the Hocks: and a great stone was upon the take hin a wile froin tence; aud that, as he well's mouth. blessed him, lie gave hi:n a charge. saying, 3 And thither were all the rocks gather Thou shall not lake a wile of the daughters ed : and they rolled the stone from the well's of Canaan;

mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his stone again upon the well's mouth in luis place. mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 4 And Jacob said unto them, My breth

3 And Feau seeing that the daughters of ren, wlience be ye? And they said, ur Ilaran Canaan pleased got Isaac his father;

9 Then went Esau unto Ishinael, and took 5 Aud he said unto them, know ye Launto !he wives which he lind Mahalath the ban the son of Nalor? And they said, We daughter of Isinnael, Abraliam's son, the sis- know him. ter of liebajoti, to be his wife.

6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And 10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, they said, He is well; and, bebolu, Rachel and went toward Haran.

his daughter cometh with the sheep. Il And lie lighted upou a certain place, 7 And he said, Lo, il is yet high day, nei. and urried there all nigin, because the sun ther is it time that the cattle should be gathwas set: and he louk of the stones of that ered togetier: water ye lhe slicer, and go place, and put them for his pillows, and lay and feed them. down in that place to sleep.

8 And they said, We cannot, until all the 12 And he dreamed, and belold a ladder Rocks he gathered ingether, had till they set up on the earth, and the top of it reached roll the stone from the well's mouth; thea w'é to heaven; and behold the angels of God as-water the sheep. cending and descending on it.

9 | And while te yet spake with them, 13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for slie and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham kept them.

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10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw was latrd, lie opened her womb: bul Pachel Rachel, the daughler of Laban bis mother's was barren. brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's 32 And Leal conceived, and bare a son; brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the and she called his name Reuben: for she said, stone from the well's mouth, and watered the Surely the Lord hath looked upon my aftlic. Hock of Cahan his mother's brother. tion; now therefore my husband will love

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lined up me. his voice, and wept..

33 And she conceived again, ard bare a 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he rras her son ; and said, Because the Lord ha: beard father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's that I was liated, he hath :herefore given me Bon: and she ran and told her father. this son also: and she called his name Simeon.

13 And it came to p:iss, when Inha.? 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son, heard the tidings of Jacob bis sister's son, and said, Now this time will my husband he that he ran to meet him, and embraced joined unto me, because I have born him three tim, and kissed him, and brought liim lo sons: therefore was his name called Levi. his liouse. And he told Laban all these 35 And she conceived again, and þare a things.

son; and she said, Now will I praise the LORD, 14 And Laban said to lim, Surely thou art therefore she called his name Judah; and my bone and my flesh.. And he abode with left bearing. him the space of a month.

CHAP. XXX. 15 1 And Labản said unto Jacob, Because thou urt my brother, shouldest anotherefore AD when Rachel saw that she hare Jacob

no children, Rachel enviel ber sister serve me för nought tell me, what shall thy and said unto Jacob, Give me cluildren, ou wages he?

else I die. 16 And Laban bar two daughters: the 2 And Jacoby's anger was kinélled against name of the elder was Leah, and the name of Rachel, and he said, Amliu God's stead, the younger was Rachel.

who liath withheld from thee the fruit of the 17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel was womb ? beautiful and well favoured.

3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhalı, go 18 And Jacob loved Racbel; and said, 1 inunto lier; and she shall bear uper, my knees, will serve thee seven years for' Rachel uy that I may also have children hy her. younger daugliter.

4 And she gave bim Bilhali her handmaid 19° And Laban said, It is better that I lo wile; and Jacob went in unto her. give her to thee, than that I should give her to 5 9 And Bilbah conceived, and bare Jacul another man: abide with me. 20 And Jacob served seven years for Ra

6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, chel; and they seeined unto him but a few and hath also leard my voice and liath given days, for the love he had to hier.

me a son; therefore called she his nanie Dan., 21 1 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me 7 And Bilbab, Rachel's maid, conceived my wife, for my duys are fulfiled, that I again, and bare Jacoh a second son. may go in unto her.

8 And Rachel said, With great wrestling 2 And Laban gathered together all the havel wrestled with my sister and I have premien of the place, and made a feast. vailed: and she called liis name Naphtali.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that. 9 9 When Leah saw that she bad leti bear. he look Leah wis daughter, and brought her ing, she took Zilpah hier maid, and gave ins to him; and he went in unto lier.

Jacob to wife. 24 Aud Lahan gave unto liis daughter 10 And Zi!pal, Leah's majd, tvare Jacob Leah Zilpah nis maid for an handmaid.

25 Awil it came io pass, that, in the morn 11 And Leah said, A troop comeh: and ig, behold, it was Leah: and he said to La- she called his name Gad. bin, What is this thou hast done unto me? 12 And Zilpah, Leuh's maid, bare Jacob did not l serve with thee for Kachel? where- a second son. fore then last thou beguiled ine?

13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the 26 And Laban said, 11 must not be so done daughters will call me blessed and sle railer it our counu'y, to give ile younger before lis name Asher. tl e firsi-boru.

14 1 And Reuben went, in the days 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in this also, for the service which thou shall serve fiekl, and brought thein unto his moth with me yel seven other years.

Leah. Theu Rachel said tc Leah, Give m 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her I pray thee, ofrhy gon's mandrakés. werk; aud le gave him Rachel his daughter '15 And she said un!o her, Is it a small mat twile ako.

ter that thou hast taken my bushand? and 29 And Lahan gave to Rachel bis daugh- wouldest thou take away nivson - mandrakes ter Bill.an his lancimoid to be ber maid. also ? And Racle sa iit, Therefore he shall lie

3) And be sene inn also uno Ruchel, and with thee 10-niglit for iby san's man.rakes. he loved else Ruchel more than Leah, and 16 Aud Jacoh came out of the field in the served with nim vet seven other years. evening, and Leah went out to meet him

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purely I have hired thee with my son's man-himself and Jacob: end Jacob fed the rest of drakes. And he lay with her that night. Laban's flocks.

17 $ And God hearkened unto Leah, and 37 1 And Jacob look him rods of green ste conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. poplar, and of the hazel and chesrai-tree,

18 And Leah said, God liath given me my and pilled white strraks in them, and made híre, because I bave given my maiden to my the white appear which was in the rods. hushand: and she called his name Issąchar. 38 And be set the rods which he had pilled

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare before the flocks in the gutters in the water Jacob the sixth son.

ling-troughs, when the Aocks came to drink, 2) And Leah said, God hath endowed me tirat they should conceive when they came to with a cool dowry; uow will my husband drink. dwell with me, because I have born hin six 59 And the flocks conceived before the tons: and she called his name Zebulun. rols, and brought forth cattle ring-sceaked,

21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, speckled and spotted. and called her name Dinah.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and 221 And Godremembered Rachel, and God set the faces of the locks toward the ring. bearkened to ber, and opened her womb. streaked, and all the brown in the flock of La

33 And she conceived, and are a son; and ban; and he put his own hocks by themsaid, God hath taken away my reproach. selves, and put them not unto Laban's caule.

24 And she called his namic Joseph; and 41 And ii came to pass, whensoever th kaid, The LORD shall add to me another son. stronger cattle did conceive, uiat Jacob laia

25. And it came to pass, when Rachel the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the bad born Joseph, that Jacub said unto La-gutters, that they miglit conceive among llic ban, Send me away, that I may go unto rods. min: own place, and to my country.

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put 26 Give me my wives and my children, them not in : so the feebler were Laban's for whom I have served thee, and let me and the stronger Jacob's. 80; for thou knowest my service which i 43 And the man increased exceedingly, bare dupe thee.

and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, men-servants, and camels, and asses. if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry:

CHAP. XXXI. for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for ihy sake.

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ND he heard the words of Laban's sons, 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, was our father's ; and of that which was our and I will give it.

father's hath he gotten all bis glory. 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest 2 And Jacob beheld the counienance of how I have served thee, and how thy cattle Laban, and, behold, it wous not toward him was with me.

as before. 30 For it reas little which thou hadst before 3 || And the LORD said unto Jacob, Re. I came, and it is noro increased unto a multi-turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy tude; and the LORD bath blessed thee since kindred : and I will be with thee. my coining: and now, when shall I provide 4 and Jacob sent and called Rachel and for mine own house also ?

Leah to the field uoto lis flock, 31 And he said, What sliell I give thee? 5 And said unto them, I see your fa:her's And lacob said, Thou stalt not give me any countenance, that it is not toward me as bething. If thou wilt do this thing Icr me, 1 fore: but the God of my failer hath been will again seed and keep thy flock.

with me. 32 I will pass thrcugli all ihy flock to-day, 6 And ye know, that with all my power ! removing from thence all the speckled and have served your father. Spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among 7 And your father hath deceived me, and the sheep, and the spolled and speckled a changed my wages ten times : but God suf mong the goats; and of such shall be my fered him not to Turt me. hire.

8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy 33 So shall my righteousness answer for wages; then all the caule bare speckled : me in time to coine, when it shail come for and if he said thus, The ring-streaked shall be my hire before thy face : every one that is thy hire; theu bare all the caulering-streaked. not speckled and spotted among the goats, 9 Tbus God hath taken away the caillu and hrown among the sheep, that shall be of your father, and given them to me. counted stolen with me.

10 And it came to pass, at the time that 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it the catue conceived, that I lified up mine tright be according to thy word.

yes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the 35 Ard he removed that day the le-goats amś which leaped upon the cattle were that were ring-streaked and spotled, and all.ing-streaked, speckled, and grizzled. the sle-goats that were speckled and spolted, 11 And the angel or God spake unto me in and every one that had some white in it, and a dream, saying, Jacob. And I said, Here all the trown among the sheep, and gave am 1. Ukem into the band of his sons.

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arering-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for adventure thou wouldest take by force thy s I have seen all that Laban doetb unto thee. daughters from me.

13 | ari the God of Beth-el, where thou 32 With wliomsoever thou findest thy gock, mi anointeilst the pillar, and where thou vow- let him not live: before our brethren, discern w edst a vow un me : now arise, get thee out thou what is thine with me, and take it to a from this land, and return unto

the land of thee. For Jacob knew not that Rackel had ; thy kindred.

stolen them. '11 dod Rachel and Leah answered and 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and s said mto him, Is tivere yet any portion or in- into Leal's tent, and into the two maid-ser- 27 heritance for us in our father's house ? vants' tents; but he found them not. Tlien i

15 Are w? not counted of himn strangers : went he oat of Leah's lent, and entered into E. for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured Racbel's tent. also our money.

31 Now Rachel had taken the images, 16 For all the riches which God bath ta- and put them in the camel's sui niture, and ken from our father, that is ours, and our sat up.n them. And Laban searched all the chillren's : now then, whatsoever God hath tent, but found them not. said unto thee, do.

35 And she said to her father, Let it not dis17 1 Thien Jacob rose up, and set his sons please my lord that I cannot rise up before and his wives upon cainels :

liliee; for the custom of women is upon me. 18 And he carried away all his cattle, and And he searched, but found not the images, all luis goods which lie had gotter, the cattle 36 || And Jacob was wroth, and clode will: of his geting, whicl. lie baidgiten in Pa- Laban: and Jacob upswered and said io la dan-arain, for 10 go to Isaac luis father in the han, Wla! is my trespass : what is niy siu, e land of Canaan.

that thou hast so hotly pursuerł alter me? 19 And Luban went to shear lois sheep : 37 11!:creas thou last searched all my suni, and Rachel bad stolen the images that were what last thou fond of all thy house looki her father's.

stuf?? set it nere before my inellinen and thy 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to La- brethren, that they may judge betwixt us ban the Syrian, in that lie told him not that both. ne fled.

39 This twenty years have I been with i So he fled with all shat he had : and he tiee: ily ewes and thy she-gçals have not rose up, and passed over the river, and set his cast their young, and the rains of thy ftock face toucard the mount Gilead.

have I not eatenl. 22 | And it was told Lalan, on the third 39 Thit which was torn of beasts I trought day that Jacob was fled.

not unto thee ; l bare the loss of it: of my 23 Ani he took his brethren with him, and hand didst thou require it, whether stulen bij pursued after him seven days' journey; and day, or stolen by nighe. they overtook liim in the nut Gilead. tó Thus I wals ; in the day the drought

And God came to Laban the Syrian consumed me, and the frost loy night; and in a dream by night, and said unto him, my sleep departed froin mine eyes. Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob 41 Tlus have I been twenty years in tày either good or bad.

house : I served thee suuriechi years for thy 95 ? Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now iwo daughters, and six years for thy cattle" ; Jaccb had pitched his tout in the mount; and thou hast changed my wages len times: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the 42 Except the God of my father, the God mount of Gilead.

of Abrahain, and the Fear of Isaac, bed of And Laban said to Jacob, What hast beea with me, surely thou hadst sent une thon duve, that thou hast stolen away una- r way now empty. God lieh seen my afflicwares to me, and carried away my daugh- tion, and the labour of my hands, a.id rebuters, as captives taken with the sword ?

ked thee yesterniglit. Wherefore didst thou Pee away secretly, 43 1 And Laban answered and said unto and stea, away irom me, and didst not te! Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, ine, that I might have sent inee away with and these children are my children, and these mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with cattle are my cattle, and all thai thou seest is harp

mine : and whai can I do this day unto these 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my my daugliters, or unto their children wiricha syns and my daughters? Thou hast now donie they have born ? foolishly in so dcing.

44 Now therefore come thou, let us make 29 li'is in the power of my hand to do you a covenant, I and thou ; and let il te for a kurt: but the God of your father spake upto witness between me and ihee. me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that 45 And Jacub took a stube, and set it up thou speak not io.Jacob either god or bad. for a pillar.

30 And now, though thou wouldest necds 46 And Jace' said unto his brethren, Gathbe gone, because thou sore longedst after thy er stones; and they took stones, and inace an father's house, set wherefore hast thou stolen boup: and they did eat there upon the leap. my gods?

47 And Laban called it. Jegar-sahadutha, 31's Anel Jacoh answered and said to La-hul Jacob called ie Galeest. ban, Because I was afraid : for I said, Per! 13 And Laban said, This heap is a wi

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