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Racbel beareth Josepb. Leah, Zilpab his maid, for an hand-maid. 9 When Leah saw that she had left bear.

25 And it came to pass that in the morn- ing, the took Zilpah her maid ; and gave ing, behold it was Leah : and he said to her Jacob to wife. Laban : What is this thou hast done unto to And Zilpab Lerbs maid bare Jacob me ? did not I serve with thee for Rachel ? a fon. Wheretore then halt thou beguiled me ?

1 And Leah said, A troop cometh : 25 And Laban said, It mult not be ro And the called his name Gad. done in our country, to give the younger 12 And Zilpah Leahs maid bare Jacob before the first-born.

a second ron, 27 Fulhil her week, and we will give 13. And Leah {aid, Happy am I, for the thee this also, for the rervice which thou daughters will call me bieffed ; and the fhalt serve with me yet leven other years. called his name Asher.

28 And Jacob did fo, and fulfilled her 14 And Reuben went in the days of week : and be gave him Rachel his daugh- wheat-barvest, and found mandrakes in the ter to wife alto,

field, and brought them unto his mother 29 And Laban gave to Rachel 'his Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, daughter Bilbab his hand-maid, to be her l.pray thee, of thy fons mandrakes. maid.

is And the said unto her, Is it a small 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and matter that thou hatt taken my husband ? he loved allo Rachel more than Leah, and and wouldelt thou take away my, fons served with him yet seven other years. mandrakes also ? And Rachel láid, There

31 And when the LORD saw that fore he shall lie with thee to night for thy Leah Das haced, he opened her womb : but fons mandrakes. Rachel was barreo.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the 33. And Leah conceived and bare a fon, evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and the called his name Reuben ; for the and said, Thou must come in unto me ; for said, Surely the LORD hath looked apon furely I have hired thee with my sons manmy affiction ; now therefore my husband drakes. And he lay with her that night. will love me.

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and 33 And the conceived again, and bare a the conceived and barc Jacob the fifth son. fon, and said, Becaule the LORD hath 18 And Leah said, God hath given mc heard that I was hated, he hath therefore mine hirc, because I have given my maidgiven me this son also : and the called his en to my husband : and the called his name Simeon.

name Iffichar. 34 And the conceived again, and bare a 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare fon, and said, Now this time will my hus. Jacob the fixth son. band be joyned unto me, because i bave 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me born him three lons : therefore was his micb a good dowry : now will my husband Dame called Levi.

dwell with me, because I have born bim 35 And the conceived again ; and bare a fix sons : and the called his name Zebulup. fon; and the said, Now will l praise the 31 And afterwards me bare a daughter, LORD : therefore the called his name Ju- and called her name Dioah. dah, and left bearing.

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hearkened to her and opened her womb. i Racbels barrenness. 22 Sbe bearet b, Fosepb. 23 And The conceived & bare aon; and

27 Jacobs nedo covenant witb Laban. 37 said, God bath taken away my reproach His policy to become ricb.

2 And the called his name Joseph : and cob no children, Rachel envied her son. fiter and said unto Jacob, Give me chil 25.!! And it came to pass when Rachel dren, or else I die.

had born Joseph, that Jacob laid unto La2 And Jacobs anger was kindled against ban, Send me away, that I may go unto Rachel ; and he said, am 110 Gods itead, mine own place, and to my country: who hath withheld from thee the fruit of 26 Give me my wives and my children, the womb ?

for whom I have rerved thee, and let me 3. And the said, Behold my maid Bilhah: go ; for thou knowelt my service which I go in unto her, and she fall bear upon my have done thee. koces,

I may allo have children by her. 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee 4 And she gave him Bilbah her hand if I have found favour in thioe eyes, tarry : maid to wite ; and Jacob went in unto her. for I have learned by experience, that the

5. And Bilháh conceived, and bare Jacob LORD hath blessed me for thy fake, a fop.

28 And he laid, appoint me thy wages, 6 And Rachel said, God hath jadged and I will give it. me, and math also heard my voice, and 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowelt bath given me a son: therefore called the hou I have ferved thee, and how thy cattle his name Dan,

WM with me. 7 And Bilhah Rachels maid conceived 70 For it was little which thou had ft be. again, and bare Jacob a second fon. fore I same, and it is now increased unto a

8 And Rachel laid, With great wrestlings multitude ; and the LORD bath blefled thee have I wrestled w my filter, and I have pre- fince iny coming : and now when thall I vailed : and the called bis name Naphiali, provide for mine own house allo

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Chap. xxxi. 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? 's And said unto them, I see yoor, father And Jacob said, Thou hhalt not give me countenance, that it is not toward me as any thing, if thou wilt do this thing for before: but the God of my father hath né, I will agaio feed and keep thy Hock, been with me.

32 I will pass through all thy flock to 6 And ye know that with all my power day, removing from thence all the fpeck. I have served your father. led and Spotted cattel, and all the brown 7 And your tather hath deceived me, cattel among the sheep, and the spotted and changed my wages ten times : but and speckled among the goats: and offucb. God suffered nim not to hurt me thall be my hire.

8 Ifhefaid thus, Thespeckled shall be thy 3. So shall my righteousness answer for wages,

then all the cattle bare fpeckled: me in time to come, when it shall come & if he said thus, The sing-ttraked shall

be for my hire before thy face, every one that. thyhire: then nare all $ cattle ring straked. is not speckled and spotted amongst the 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle goats, and brown amongst the theep, that of yo'ir father, and given tbem to me. Thall be accounted ftolen with me.

io And it came to pass at the time that 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine might be according to thy word. cyes, and Taw in a dream, and behold, the

35 And he removed that day f he-goatsrams which leaped upon the cattle, were that were ring, straked, and spotted, and ring-Itraked, speckled ard grined. all the the-goats that were speckled aod i And the angel of God spake

unto me fpotted, and every one that had some white in a dream, saying, Jacob: and I said, in it, and all the brown among the sheep, Here am I. and gave them into the hands of his sons.'' 11 And he said, Lift opnow thine eyes, &

36 And he fet three days journey be- rec, all the rams wbich leap upon the cattle wixt hiinself an: Jacob : and Jacot fed are ring-(traked, fpeckled, and grisea : for the rest of Labans focks.

I have féen all that Laban doth unto thee. 37 | And Jacob took him rods of green 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thoa poplar, and of the haset and chesnut trec ;i anointedAt the pillar, and

where thou vowand pilled white strakes in them, aod madé edit a vow unto me;, now arise, get thee the white appear which was in the rods. 2 out from this land, and retum unto the land

38 And he set the rods which he bad på of thy kindred led before the filocks in the gutters in the 14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and watering-troughs, when the focks came faia unto him, is zbere yet, any portion, or to drink; ibat they should conceive when inheritance for us in our fathers house? they came to drink.

15. Are we not counted of him frangers 39 And the Aocks conceived before the for he hath fold us, and hath quite da rods, and brought forth cattle riog-Itrakus vopred also our money. ed, Ipeckled, and spotted. : 00

16 For all the riches which God hath ta| 20d ret the faces of the flocks toward the childrens : now then, what foever God bath,

4° And Jacob did feparate the lambs," ken from our father, that is ours, and our ring-Atraked, and all the brown in the said unto thee, do. fock of Laban : and he put his own flocks 17 f Then Jacob rose up, and set hissons by themselves ; and put them not uoto and his wives upon camels. L'abans cattle.

118 And he carried away all bis cattle, 41 And it came to pass, whenfoever the and all his goods which he had gorten, the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob cate le of his getting, which he had gotten laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in Padao-aram ; for to go to Isaac his in the gutters, that they might conceive father in the land of Canoan. among the rods.

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he and Rachel had Nolen the images that were pui tbem not in ; ro the, feebler were La- her fathers. bans, aod the stronger Jacobs.

20 And Jacob stole away unawars ta 43 And the man increased exceedingly, Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not and had much cattle, and maid. servants, that he ded. and men-servants, and camels, and alles, 21 So he fed withal that he had, and CHAP. XXXI.

be arose up and passed over the river, and Ifac bsdepartur from Lahan.22 Laban pur. set his face toward the mount Gilead. Sueto bim. 44 Tbeir covenant at Galued 21 And it was told Laban on the third A laying, Jacob bath taken away as wat Nihe beard the words of Labans fons, day that Jacob was fled.

13 And he took his brothern with him was oir fathers ; and of tbst which was and pursued after him feven days jourrey; our fathers hath he gotten all th s g'ory. & they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

2 And Jacob beheld the countcoance of 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian Laban, and bebold, it was not towards him in a dream by night: and said unto him as before.

Take heed that thou speak no to jacob And the LORD said onto Jacob, Re- cither good or bad turn upto the land of thy fathers, and to 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now thy kindred, and I will be w.th thee. Jacob had pitched histent in toe mounts

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Gencfis. Laban parfuetb bim. 26 And Laban said to Jacob. What haft away now empty : God hath reen" mine thou done, that thou hast stolen away una afli&tion, and the labour of my hands, a wars to me, and cacried away my daugh- and rebuked tbee yesternight. ters, as captives taken with the word op 43|| And Laban answered, and said unto.

27 Wherefore didit thou flee away fo. Jacob, these daughters are my daughters, cretly, and fteal away

from me? and didnt and these children are my children and not tell me, that I might have sent thee tbere cattle are my catcle, and all that thou away with mirth, and with songs, with reeft is mine: and what can I dorth, is day tabret, and with harp?

onto these my daughters, or unto their 28 And haft oot suffered me to kiss my children which they have born List fops and my daughters? thou hast now 44 Now therefore come thou, let us done foolishly in so doing.

make a covenant, I and thou, and let it be 29. It is in the power of my hand to do for a witoess between me, and thee. you hurt, but the God of your father 45. And Jacob took a ftone, and set it spake unto me yesteroight, saying, Take up for a pillar. thou heed, that thou 1peak not to Jacob 46 And Jacob faid unto his brethren, either good or bad.

Gather ftones : and they took stones, and 30 And now thougb thou wouldest needs, made an heap and they did eat there upon be'gone, because thou fore longeft after the heap: het thy fathers houfe; yet wherefore haft thou i 47 And Laban called it. Jegar- fahadulla 1łolen my gods?

tha: but Jacob called it Galeed. 1. stilis 31 And Jacob'answered and said to La.i 48 And Laban said, This heap is a with ban, Because I was afraid : for I said, Per-' neis between me and thee this day. There adventure thou wouldest take by force thy, fore was the name of it called Gateed, daughters from me.

49 And Mizpah: forhe said, The LORD 32 With whomfoever thou findest thy watch between me and thec, when we are gods, let him not live: before our brethren absent one from another. discern thou what is thine with me, and 50 if thou shalt affli&t my daughters, or take it to thee: for Jacob knew not that if thou fhalt take orber wives betides my Rachel had stolen them.

!!!19 daughters, no manais with us : Sce, God 33 And Laban went into Jacobs tent, and is witpeis betwixt me and thee; :: into Leahs tept, and into the two maid $And Laban saidi to Jacob, Behold fervants tents: but her found them, not, this heap and beholdtbis pillar, which Then went be out of Leahs tent, and entred I have cast betwixt me and thee. into Rachels tent: ILUS 3098.29.3i 52 This heap be'witness, and this pillar be

$34 Now Rachel had taken the images, witness, that I will not pafsoversthis hçap and put them in the camels furniture,

and to thes, and that thou fhalt not pass over fat upon them : and Laban searched all this heap and this pillar unto me, for harma the tent, but found tbem not. 18 19 53 The God of Abraham, and the God 35 And the raid

to her father. Let it not! of Nahor, the God of their father, Judge dilplcafe my Lord that I cannot rise up be- betwixt us. And Jacob swear by the fear of fore thee ; for the custom of women' is his father Isaac. upon me ; and he searched, but found not 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the the images.

& mount, and called hisbrethren to eat bread: 36 4 And Jacob waswroth, & chode with and they did eat bread, and tarried all Lában: and Jacob answered, and said

to night in the mountains Laban, What is mytrespats! what is my fin, 055 And early in the morning Laban rore that thou haft lo hotly pursued after mce i ups and killed his fons; and his daughters;

37. Whereas thou lait liearched alt my: and blessed them : and Laban departed, Lut, what haft thou found of all thy boul- and returned unto his place. or bold-ituff? fet it here before my brethren 2 CHA P. XXXII. and thy brethren, that they may judgé bem Ljacobs vifion, 3 and mediage, 13 and prea twixt us both.

sent to Efau. 24 Wireftling with an angel, 38 This twenty years bave I been with be is called Ifrael.

Nd Jacob went on his way, and the and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

2 And when Jacoh saw them, he said, 39 That which was torn of beasts, I This is Gods holt: and he called the name brought not unto thee: I bear the lots of of that place Mahanaim. it ; of my hand didlt thou require it, wbe 3 And Jacob fent messengers before him, tber Roko by day, or ftoien by night.is to Eau his brother, upto the land oi Seir,

40 Tbus l' was, in the day the drought the country of Edom. contumed ine, and the froit by night: and 4 And he commanded them, saying, my fcep departed fro in mire eyes: Thus Thall ye speak unto my lord Eafus

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy Thy servane Jacob faith thus, I have 10houie : I served thee iourteen years for thy journed with Laban, and stayed. there untwo daughters, and lix years for thy cattle; till now. and thou hast changed my wages ieftinaes. 5, And I have oxen, and asses, flocks,

4? Except the God of my father, the and men-fervants, and women servants : God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac had and I have sent to tell my lord, that I been with me, iurely thou hadit sent me may find grace in thy light.

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Chap. xxxiii

and his wrestling. 69 And the messengers retuxned to Ja- his thigh : and the hollow of Jacobs thigh cob, Taying, We came to thy brother Blau, was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. and allo he cometh to meet thee, and four 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day hundred men with him.

breaketh: And he faid I will not let thee .7. Theo Jacob was greatly afraid, and go. except thou blets me. diftreffed : and he divided the people that 27 And he said unto him, What is thy 'boas with him, and the focks, and herds, name? And he said, Jacob. and the camers into two bands;

28 And he said, Thy name shall be cal. 8 And said, if Erau come to the one led no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a company, andsmite it, then the other com- prince halt thou power with God and with pany which is left fall escape.

men, and haft prevailed. 99 And Jacob said, O God of my father 29. And Jacob asked blm, and said, Tell Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, 'the me, I pray thee, thy name: and he faid, LORD which laidst unto me. Return unto Wherefore is it, tbat thou doeit ask after thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will my name and he bleffed him there. deal well with thee :

30 And Jacob called the name of the 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the place Peniel : for I have seen God face to mercies, and of all the truth, which thou face, and any life is preserved. hatt Thewed unto thy fervanti; for with, 31 And as he passed over Penuel, the sun my staff I paffed over this Jordao, and rose upon him, & he halted upon his thigh. Dow I am become two bands.

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the not of the finew which fhrank, which is haod of my brother, from the hard of Efau: upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this for 1 fear him, left he will come and smite day ; becaufe he touched the hollow of Jame, and the mother with the children. cobs thigh in the new that ihrank. 12 And thou saidft, I will surely do thee

CHAP. XXXIII. good, and make thy seed as the fand of the 1 Tbe_kindness. of Jacob and Efau at their lea, whichcannotbenumbered formultitude. meeting, 18 Facob bugeto a field, and

13.9 And he lodged there that same buildeto an altar. night ; and took of that which came to Nd Jacob lifted up his eyes, and lookhis hand, a present for Erau his brother.

A ed, and behold, Esau came, and with ! 14 Two hundred she goats,& twenty ha- him four hundred men : and he divided the goats, two hundred ews, and twenty rams, children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, unto the two band-maids. forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty The-affes, 2 And he put the hand. maids and their and ten foles.

children foreinost, & Leah and her children 16 And he delivered tbem into the hand after, and Rachel and Joseph bindermoit. of his servants, every drove by them 3 And he passed over before them, and felves ; and said unto his servants, Pars bowed himself to the ground seven times over before me, and put a space betwist untill he came near to his brother. drove and drove.

4 And Elau ran to meet him, and em17 And he commanded the fore-most braced him, and fell on his neck, and kirfaying, When Erau my brother meeteth fed him, and they wept. thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art 5 And he lift up his eyes, and saw the thou ? and whether góelt thou ? and whore women and the children: and said, Who are there before thee?

are those with thee ? And he said, The 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy ser- children which God hath graciously given vant Jacobs : it is a prélent seot unto my thy servant. lord Esau: and behold, also he is behind us. 6 Then the hand-imaidens came near

19 And so commanded hethe second, and they and their children, and they bowe the third, and all that followed the roves, themselves. saying, on this manner all you spake 7 And Leah also with her children came unto Erau, when you find him.

near, and bowed themselves : and after 20 And Tay ye moreover, Behold, thy ser- came Joseph near and Rachel, and they vant Jacob is behind us : for helaid, I will bowed themselves. appeare him with the present that goeth 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all before me and afterward I will see his this drove which I met? And he said. There face, peradventure he will accept of me. are to find grace in the right of my lord.

21 So went the prelen over before him ; 9 And Efau said, I have enough, my & himself loged that night ing company. brother, keep that thou hast unto thy self.

22 And he rose up that night, and took 10And Jacob said nay, t'pray thee if now his two wives, and his twowomen-fervants, I have found grace in thy ught, then reand his elever sons, and passed over the ceive my present at my band : for therefore ford Jabbok.

I have feen thy face, as though I had fecný 2} And he took them, and sent them over face of God, & thou walt pleased with me. the brook, and rent over that he had. u Take, I pray thee, my blefling that is

14 | And Jacob was left alone : and brought to thee; becaure God hath dealt there wrestled a man with bim, untill the graciously with me, and because I have ebreaking of the day.

nough : and he urged him, and he took it, 25 And when he saw that he prevailed 12 And he said, Let us take our juurney, not against bim, he touched the hollow of and let us go, and I will go bclore thee.

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Genesis. Bevenged by Simeon and Laut. 13 And he said unto him, My lord know 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift eth that the children are tender, and the and I will give according as ye in all fay flocks and herds with young are with me : unto me: but give me the dam!el to wife : and if men should over-drive them one 13 And the Toos of Jacob aniwered Sheday, all the flock will die.

chem and Hamor his father deceitfully, 14. Let my lord, I pray thec, pass over be- and said, ( because

he had defiled Dinah fore his revaat: and I will lead on softly, their Sitter.) according as the cattle that goeth before me, and the children be able to endure; not do this thing, to give our lister to one

14 And they said unto them. We can. untill I come unto my lord into Seir. that is uncircuncised : for that were a re

15 And Esau said, Lét me dowleave with proach anto us. thee some of the folk that are with me : 05 But in this will we consent unto you: And he said, What needeh it ? let me find if ye will be as we be, that every male of grace in the fight of my lord.

you be circumcised; 15 So Erau returned that day on his 16 Then will we give our daughters onto way uäto Scir.

you, and we will take your daughters to us, u And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and and we will dwell with you, and we will built him an boure, and made booths for become one people. his cattle ; therefore the oame of the place !7 But if ye will not hearken unto us, is called Succoth.

to be circumcised; then will we take ok 18 1 And Jacob came to Shalem a city daughter, and we will be gone. of Shechein, woich ss in the land of can 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and naan, when he came from Padan-aram ; Shechem Hamois son. and pitched his tent before the city. 19 And the young man deferred not to

19 And he bought a parcel of a field, do the thing, because he had delight in where he had spread his cont, at the hand Jacobs daughter : And he was more hoof the children of Hamor, Shechems fa- courable than all the house of his father ther, for an hundred pieces of money. 20 | And Hamor and Shechem his foo

20 And he created there an altar, and came unto the gate of their city, and comcalled it El-clohe Ifrael.

muned with the men of their city, saying, CHAP. XXXIV.

2i These men are peaceable wimh us , Dinab ravished. 24 Tb. Sbecbemites are therefore let them dwell in the land, and aircumcifes25 Jain by the Sons of 7s trade aherein: for the land, behold, It is cob. 27 Tbeir city Spoiled.

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Na Dinah the daughter of Leah, wbicb daughters to us for wives, and let us give

The bare unto Jacob, went out to fee thein our daughters. the daughters of the Land.

22 Only herein will the men consent 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor untu us, for to dwell with us to be one the Hivite, prince of the country saw her people, if every male among us be cirbe took her, and lay with her, and defiled cumcised, as they are circumcised, her.

23 Sball oot their cattle and their sub3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the Itance, and every beast of theirs be ours ? daughter of Jacob, ard he loved the dam- only let us consent unto them, and they sél, and spake kindly unto the damicl. will dwell with us.

4 And Shechemspake unto his father Ha. 24 And unto Hamor and upto Shechem moi, saying, Get me this dam sel ro wife, his fon hearkned all that went out of the

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled gate of his city: and every male was cir. Dinah his daugter (now his sons were cumcised, all that went out of the gate of with his cattle in the held :)and Jacob held his city his peace until they were come.

25 9 And it came to pass oa the third day 6' And Hamor the father of Shechem when they were sore, that two of the fons went out unto Jacob to commune with him. of Jacob, Simcon and Levi, Dinahs brethren

7 And the fons of Jacob came out of the took each man his sword, and came upon field when they heard it, and the men were the city boldly and sew all the males. gricved, and they were very wroth: be 26 And they flew hamor and Shechem bis cause he had wrought folly in Israel, in fon with the edge of the sword, and took lying with Jacobs daughter'; which thing Dinan

Out of Shechems house, and went out. ought not be done.

27 The Sons of Jacob came upon the 8 And Hamor communed with them, Nain, and spoiled the city, because they saying, The foul of my son Shechem long. had defiled their filter. cth for your daughter : 1 pray you give 28 They took their sheep and their oxen ber bim to wife.

and their alles, and that which was in the 9 And make ye marriages with us, and city, and that which was in the field. give your daughters upto us, and take our 29 And all their wealth, andall their little daughters unto you.,

ones, and their wives took they captive, o And ye shall dwell with us, and the and spoiled even all that was in the house. lans Thall be before you: dwe!! and trade 30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye you ther in, an “get you poirationstherein. have troubled me to make me to stink a

And Sheciem said unto her father mong the inhabitants of the land, amongst und unto her Brethren. Let me find grace the Canaanites, and the Perizzıres: and I 19 your eyes, and what ye thall fra unto being few in sumber, they hall gather will give.

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