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came and told him concerning the 10 And thou shalt bring it to well which they had digged, and thy father, that he may eat, and said unto him, We have found that he may bless thee before his water.
death. & 33 And he called it Shebah : 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah therefore the name of the city is his mother, Behold, Esau my broBeer-sheba unto this day. ther is a hairy man, and I am a f 34 | And Esau was forty smooth man: years old when he took to wife 12 My father peradventure will Judith the daughter of Beeri the feel me, and I shall seem to him Hittite, and Bashemath the daugh- as a deceiver ; and I shall bring a ter of Elon the Hittite :
curse upon me, and not a blessing. 35 Which were a grief of mind c 13 And his mother said unio unto Isaac and to Rebekah. him, Upon me be thy curse, my CHAP. XXVII.
son; only obey my voice, and go ND it came to pass, that fetch me them.
when Isaac was old, and f 14 And he went, and fetched, his eyes were dim, so that he could and brought them to his mother : not see, he called Esau his eldest and his mother made savoury meat, son, and said unto him, My son : such as his father loved. and he said unto him, Bebold, here 15 And Rebekah took goodly am I.
raiment of her eldest son Esau, 2 And he said, Behold now, I which were with her in the house, am old, I know not the day of my and put them upon Jacob her death :
younger son : 3 Now therefore take, I pray 16 And she put the skins of the thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and kids of the goats upon his hands, thy bow, and go out to the field, and upon the smooth of his neck : and take me some venison;
17 And she gave the savoury 4 And make me savoury meat, meat and the bread, which she such as I love, and bring it to me, had prepared, into the hand of her that I may eat; that my soul may son Jacob. bless thee before I die.
f 18 [ And he came unto his 5 And Rebekah heard when father, and said, My father. And Isaac spake to Esau his son : and he said, Here am I, who art thou, Esau want to the field to hunt for my son ? venison, and to bring it.
19 And Jacob said unto his 6 And Rebekah spake unto father, I am Esau thy first-born; Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I I have done according as thou baheard thy father speak unto Esau dest me: arise, I pray thee, sit thy brother, saying,
and eat of my venison, that thy 7 Bring me venison, and make soul may bless me. me savoury meat, that I may eat, 20 And Isaac said unto his son, and bless thee before the LORD, How is it that thou hast found it before my death.
so quickly, my son ? And he said, u 8 Now therefore, my son, obey Because the LORD thy God brought my voice, according to that which it to me. I command thee.
21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch Come near, I pray thee, that I may me from thence two good kids of feel thee, my son, whether thou the goats; and I will make them be my very son Esau, or not. savoury meat for thy father, such f 22 And Jacob went near unto as he loveth :
Isaac his father; and he felt him,
and said, The voice is Jacob's exceedingly, and said, Who? voice, but the hands are the hands where is he that hath taken veniof Esau.
son, and brought it me, and I have 23 And he discerned him not, eaten of all before thou camest, because his hands were hairy, as and have blessed him ? yea, and his brother Esau's hands: so he he shall be blessed. blessed him.
f 34 And when Esau heard the § 24 And he said, Art thou my words of his father, he cried with very son Esau ? And be said, I a great and exceeding bitter cry,
and said unto his father, Bless me, 25 And he said, Bring it near even me also, O my father ! to me, and I will eat of my son's 35 And he said, Thy brother venison, that my soul may bless came with subtilty, and hath tathee. And he brought it near to ken away thy blessing. him, and he did eat: and he brought n 36 And he said, Is he not right. him wine, and he drank.
ly named Jacob? for he hath supf 26 And his father Isaac said planted me these two times: he unto him, Come near now, and took away my birth-right; and kiss me, my son.
behold, now he hath taken away b 27 And he came near, and kiss- my blessing. And he said, Hast ed him: and he smelled the smell thou not reserved a blessing for of his raiment, and blessed him, me ? and said, See, the smell of my son r 37 And Isaac answered and is as the smell of a field which the said unto Esau, Behold, I have LORD hath blessed :
made him thy lord, and all his 28 Therefore God give thee of brethren have I given to him for the dew of heaven, and the fat- servants ; and with corn and ness of the earth, and plenty of wine have I sustained him : and cern and wine :
what shall I do now unto thee, my 6/29 Let people serve thee, and son ? dations bow down to thee; be f 38 And Esau said unto his falord over thy brethren, and let ther, Hast thou but one blessing, thy mother's sons bow down to my father ? bless me, even me al. thee : cursed be every one that so, O my father! And Esau lifted curseth thee, and blessed be he up his voice, and wept. that blesseth thee.
639 And Isaac his father anf 30 1 And it came to pass, as swered, and said unto him, Besoon as Isaac had made an end of hold, thy dwelling shall be the blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet fatness of the earth, and of the scarce gone out from the presence dew of heaven from above ; of Isaac his father, that Esau his 40 And by thy sword shalt thou brother came in from his hunting. live, and shalt serve thy brother :
31 And he also had made sa- and it shall come to pass when voury meat, and brought it unto thou shalt have the dominion, that his father; and said unto his fa- thou shalt break his yoke from off ther, Let my father arise, and eat thy neck. of his son's venison, that thy soul c 41 | And Esau hated Jacob may bless me.
because of the blessing where32 And Isaac his father said with his father blessed him: and unto him, Who art thou ? And he Esau said in his heart, The days said, I am thy son, thy first-born, of mourning for my father are at Esau.
hand, then will I slay my brother § 33 And Isaac trembled very Jacob.
42 And these words of Esaul F6 F When Esau saw that Isaac her elder son were told to Rebe- had blessed Jacob, and sent him kab: and she sent and called Ja- away to Padan-aram, to take him cob her younger son, and said un- a wife from thence; and that as to him, Behold, thy brother Esau, he blessed him, he gave him a as touching thee, doth comfort charge, saying, Thou shalt not himself, purposing to kill thee. take a wise of the daughters of & 43 Now therefore, my son, obey Canaan; my voice : anıl arise, flee thou to 8 7 And that Jacob obeyed his Laban my brother to Haran; father, and his mother, and was
44 And tarry with him a few gone to Padan-aram; days, until thy brother's fury turn $ 8 And Esau seeing that the away;
daughters of Canaan pleased not 45 Until thy brother's anger Isaac his father, (urn away from thee, and he for- f 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmaget that which thou hast done to el, and took unto the wives which him: then I will send, and fetch he had, Mahalath the daughter of thee from thence. Why should I Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sisbe deprived also of you both in ter of Nebajoth, to be his wife. one day?
g 10 And Jacob went out from f 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, Beer-sheba, and went toward Ha
am weary of my life, because of ran. the daughters of Heth: if Jacob f 11 And he lighted upon a cer. take a wife of the daughters of tain place, and tarried there all Heth, such as these which are of nigbt, because the sun was set: the daughters of the land, what and he took of the stones of that good shall my life do me? place, and put them for his pillows,
CHAP. XXVIII. and lay down in that place to sleep.
blessed him, and charged a ladder set upon the earth, and bim, and said unto hirn, Thou shalt the top of it reached to heaven: not take a wife of the daughters and behold, the angels of God asof Canaan.
cending and descending on it. & 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, tot 13 And behold, the LORD stood the house of Bethuel thy mother's above it, and said, I am the LORD father; and take thee a wife from God of Abraham thy father, and thence of the daughters of Laban the God of Isaac: the land wherethy mother's brother,
on thou liest, to thee will I give 6 3 And God Almighty bless thee, it, and to thy seed. and make thee fruitful, and multi- r 14 And thy seed shall be as the ply thce, that thou mayest be a dust of the earth; and thou shalt multitude of people;
spread abroad to the west, and to 4 And give thee the blessing of the east, and to the north, and to Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed the south: and in thee and in thy with thee; that thou mayest in- seed shall all the families of the herit the land wherein thou art al earth be blessed. stranger, which God gave unto h 15 And behold, I am with thee Abraham.
and will keep thee in all places $ 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: whither thou goest, and will bring and he went to Padan-aram unto thee again into this land: for 1 Laban, son of Bethuel the Syri- will not leave thec, until I have an, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's done that which I have spoken to and Esau's mother.
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CHAP. XXIX. $16 I And Jacob awaked out of well? And they said, He is well: his sleep, and he said, Surely the and behold, Rachel his daughter LORD is in this place; and I cometh with the sheep. knew it not.
7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high d 17 And he was afraid, and said, day, neither is it time that the How dreadful is this place! this cattle should be gathered together: is none other but the house of God, water ye the sheep, and go and and this is the gate of heaven. feed them. o 18 And Jacob rose up early in o 3 And they said, We cannot, the morning, and took the stone until all the flocks be gathered tothat he had put for his pillows, gether, and till they roll the stone and set it up fora pillar, and pour- from the well's mouth; then we ed oil upon the top of it.
water the sheep. g 19 And he called the name off 91 And while he yet spake that place Beth-el: but the name with them, Rachel came with her of that city was called Luz at the father's sheep: for she kept them. first.
10 And it came to pass, when c 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, say- Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of ing, If God will be with me, and will Laban his mother's brother, and keep me in this way that I go, and the sheep of Laban his mother's will give me bread to eat, and brother, that Jacob went near, and raiment to put on,
rolled the stone from the well's 21 So that I come again to my mouth, and watered the flock of Lafather's house in peace; then shall ban his mother's brother. the Lord be my God:
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and d 22 And this stone, which I have lifted up his voice, and wept. set for a pillar, shall be God's f12 And Jacob told Rachel that house: and of all that thou shalt he was her father's brother, and give me, I will surely give the that he was Rebekah's son; and tenth unto thee.
she ran and told her father. CHAP. XXIX. 0 13 And it came to pass when
journey, and came into the his sister's son, that he ran to meet land of the people of the east. him, and embraced him, and kissed
2 And he looked, and behold, a him, and brought him to his house. well in the field, and lo, there And he told Laban all these things. were three flocks of sheep lying 14 And Laban said to him, Sureby it; for out of that well they ly thou art my bone and my flesh : watered the flocks : and a great and he abode with him the space of stone was upon the well's mouth. a month. o 3 And thither were all the flocks f 15 And Laban said unto Ja. gathered : and they rolled the cob, Because thou art my brother, stone from the well's mouth and shouldest thou therefore serve me watered the sheep, and put the for nought? tell me, what shall thy stone again upon the well's mouth wages be? in his place.
16 And Laban had two daughg 4 And Jacob said unto them, ters: the name of the elder was My brethrer, whence be ye? And Leah, and the name of the younger they said, Of Haran are we. was Rachel. f . And he said unto them, Know 17 Leah was tender-eyed, but ye Laban the son of Nahor? And Rachel was beautiful and well-fathey said, We know him. vonred. 6 And he said unto them, Is he io 18 And Jacob loved Rachel,
and said, I will serve thee seven/bath looked upon my affliction; years for Rachel thy younger now therefore my husband will love daughter.
19 And Laban said, it is better n 33 And she conceived again, and that I give her to thee, than that I bare a son; and said, Because the should give her to another man: LORD hath heard that I was hated, abide with me.
he hath therefore given me this son s 20 And Jacob served seven years also : and she called his name Si. for Rachel; and they seemed unto meon. him but a few days, for the love hen 34 And she conceived again, and had to her.
bare a son; and said, Now this time 21 T And Jacob said unto Laban, will my husband be joined unto me, Give me my wife (for my days are because I have borne him three fulfilled) that I may go in unto her. sons: therefore was his name call. o 22 And Laban gathered together ed Levi. all the men of the place, and made n 35 And she conceived again, and a feast.
bare a son: and she said, Now will 23 And it came to pass in the I praise the LORD: therefore she evening, that he took Leah his called his name Judah, and left daughter, and brought her to him; bearing. and he went in unto her.
CHAP. XXX. 24 And Laban gave unto his u
ND when Rachel saw that daughter Leah, Zilpah his maid, she bare Jacob no children, for a handmaid.
Rachel envied her sister; and said f 25 And it came to pass, that in unto Jacob, Give me children, or the morning, behold, it was Leah : else I die. and he said to Laban, What is this 1 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled thou hast done unto me? did not I against Rachel ; and he said, Am I serve with thee for Rachel? where in God's stead, who hath withheld fore then hast thou beguiled me? from thee the fruit of the womb?
26 And Laban said, It must not 3 And she said, Behold my maid be so done in our country, to give Bilhah, go in unto her; and she the younger before the first-born. shall bear upon my knees, that I I 27 Fulfil her week, and we will may also have children by her. give thee this also, for the service u ^ And she gave him Bílhah her which thou shalt serve with me yet handmaid to wife: and Jacob went seven other years.
in unto her. 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled f 5 And Bilhah conceived, and her week: and he gave him Rachel bare Jacob a son. his daughter to wife also. n 6 And Rachel said, God hath
29 And Laban gave to Rachel judged me, and hath also heard my his daughter, Bilhah his handmaid, voice, and hath given me a son: to be her maid.
therefore called she his name Dan. f 30 And he went in also unto Ra- f 7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, chel, and he loved also Rachel more conceived again, and bare Jacob than Leah, and served with him a second son. yet seven other years.
in 8 And Rachel said, With great * 31 1 And when the LORD saw wrestlings have I wrestled with that Leah was hated, he opened ber my sister, and I have prevailed: womb : but Rachel was barren. and she called his name Naphtali. n 32 And Leah conceived, and bare u 9 When Leah saw that she had a son; and she called his name Reu- left bearing, she took Zilpah, her ben: for she said, Surely the LORD maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.