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Efau purposeth to kill Jacob.


Jacob's vifiath, 38 And Efau faid unto his father, 7. And that Jacob obeyed his father Hait thou but one bleffing, my fa-and his mother, and was gone to ther? blefs me, even me alfo, O my Padan-aram;

father. And Efau lifted up his voice, 8 And Efau feeing that the daughand wept. ters of Canaan pleated not Ifaac his

39 And Ifaac his father anfwered father; and faid unto him, Behold, thy dwell- Then went Efau unto lfhmael, and ing thall be the fatnefs of the earth, took unto the wives which he had, and of the dew of heaven from above; Mahalath the daughter of 1hmael

40 And by thy fword fhalt thou Abraham's fon, the fifter of Nehalive, and halt ferve thy brother; joth, to be his wife.

and it fall come to pafs when thou 10 And Jacob went out from Beerfhalt have the dominion, that thou fheba, and went toward Haran. fhalt break his yoke from off thy neck. 11 And he lighted upon a certain 41 And Efau hated Jacob becaufe place, and tarried there all night, be of the bleding wherewith his father caufe the fun was fet; and he took of bleffed him and Eiau faid in his the tones of that place, and put them heart, The days of mourning for my jer his pillows, and lay down in that father are at hand; then will 1 flay place to fleep.

my brother Jacob.

12 And he dreamed, and, behold, a 42 And these words of Efau her ladder fet up on the earth, and the elder ion were told to Rebekah: and top of it reached to heaven: and dethe fent and called Jacob her youn- hold, the angels of God afcending and ger fun, and faid unto him, Behold, defcending on it. thy brother Efau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to

kill thee.

43 Now therefore, my fon, obey my voice; and arife, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;

44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;

13 And, behold, the LORD flood above it, and faid, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of 1faac: the land whereon thou lieft, to thee will I give it, and to thy feed;

14 And thy feed fhall be as the duft of the earth; and thou fhalt spread 45 Until thy brother's anger turn abroad to the weit, and to the caft, away from thee, and he forget that and to the north, and to the fouth: which thou haft done to him: then i and in thee and in thy feed fhall all will fend, and fetch thee from thence:the families of the earth be bleiled. why should I be deprived alfo of you 15 And, behold, I am with thee, both in one day? and will keep thee in all places whither

45 And Rebekah faid to Ifaac, I am thou goeft, and will bring thee again weary of my life because of the daugh-into this fand; for I will not leave ters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of thee, until I have done that which I the daughters of Hetli, fuch as thefe have fpoken to thee of. which are of the daughters of the 16 And Jacob awaked out of his land, what good fall my life do me?fleep, and he faid, Surely the LORD CHAP. XXVin. is in this place; and I knew it not. How dreadful if this place! this is 17 And he was afraid, and faid,

Ifaac called Jacob, and bleff

AND a Calleged him, and

faid unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2 Arite, go to Padan-aram, to the houfe of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rofe up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and fet it up for a pillar; and poured oil upon the top of it.

3 And God Almighty blefs thee, and 19 And he called the name of that make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, place Beth-el: but the name of that that thou mayeft be a multitude of city was called Luz at the firft. people;

4 And give thee the bleffing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy feed with thee; that thou mayeft inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

5 And Ifaac fent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aran unto Laban, fon of Bethuel the Syrian, the bro ther of Rebekah, Jacob's and Efau's mother.

6 When Efau faw that Ifaac had blefied Jacob, and fent him sway to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence, and that as he blefled him he gave him a charge, faying, Thou fhalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, faying, If God will be with me, and will keep nie in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my fa ther's houfe in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

22 And this fione, which I have fet for a pillar, shall be God's houte: and of all that thou fhalt give me I will furely give the tenth unto thee. CHAP. XXIX.

and cause to the land of the people of the east. 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the fict, and, lo, these three

Jacob cometh to Haran.

CHAP. XXX. Jacob ferveth for Rachel.

Mocks of sheep lying by it; for out of 22 And Laban gathered together all That well they watered the flocks: and the men of the place, and made a agreat ftonervasupon the well's mouth, feaft. 3 And thither were all the flocks 23 And it came to pafs in the thered and they rolled the flone evening, that he took Leah his daugh. from the well's mouth, and watered ter, and brought her to him; and he the sheep, and put the ftone again went in unto her.

upon the well's mouth in his place. 24 And Laban gave anto his daugh4 And Jacob faid unto them, Myter Leah, Zilpah his maid, for an bandbrethren, whence be ye? And they faid, Of Haran are we.

5 And he faid unto them, Know ye Laban the fon of Nahor? And they faid, We know him.

6 And he faid unto them, Is he well? And they faid, He is well: and, bebold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the fheep.


25 And it came to pafs, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah and he faid to Laban, What is this thou haft done unto me? did not I ferve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then haft thou beguiled me?

26 And Laban faid, It must not be fo done in our country, to give the younger before the firft born.

7 And he faid, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give fhould be gathered together: water thee this alfo for the fervice which ye the sheep, and go and feed them. thou fhalt ferve with me yet feven 8 And they faid, We cannot, until other years. all the flocks be gathered together, 28 And Jacob did fo, and fulfilled and til they roll the ftone from the her week: and he gave him Rachel well's mouth;then we water the sheep. his daughter to wife alfo. 9 And while he yet fpake with them, Rachel came with her father's fheep for the kept them.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid.

10 And it came to pafs, when Jacob 30 And he went in alfounto Rachel, faw Rachel the daughter of Laban and he loved alfo Rachel more than his mother's brother, and the fheep of Leah, and ferved with him yet feven Lahan his mother's brother, that Ja-other years. cob went near, and rolled the ftone 31 And when the LORD faw that from the well's mouth, and watered the Leah war hated, he opened her flock of Laban his mother's brother. womb: but Rachel was barren. 11 And Jacob kiffed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he war her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's fon: and the ran and told her father.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a fon, and the called his name Reuben: for the faid, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now there. fore my hufband will love me.

33 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; and faid, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this fon alfo: and the called his name Simeon.

13 And it came to pafs, when Lahan heard the tidings of Jacob his fifter's fon, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kiffed him, and brought him to his houfe. And 34 And the conceived again, and be told Laban all these things. bare a fon; and faid, Now this time 14 And Laban faid to him, Surely will my husband be joined unto me, theart my bone and my flesh. And beca ufe I have born him three fons: be abode with him the space of a therefore was his name called Levi. month. 35 And the conceived again, and

is And Laban faid unto Jacob, Be-bare a fon: and the faid, Now will I caufe thou art my brother, fhouldeft praife the LORD: therefore the called thou therefore ferve me for nought? his name Judah; and left bearing. tell me, what ball thy wages be? CHAP. XXX.

16 And Laban had two daughters: AND the name of the elder was Leah, and A when Rachel faw that the bare Jacob no children, Rachel the name of the younger was Rachel. envied her fifter; and faid unto 17 Lesh tender eyed; but Ra-Jacob, Give me children, or else I chel was antiful and well favoured. die. 16 And Jacob loved Rachel; and fait, I will ferve thee feven years for Bachel thy younger daughter.

19 And Laban faid, It is better that I ve ber to thee, than that I fhould give her to another man: abide with

20 And Jacob ferved seven years fa Rachel; and they feemed unto but a few days, for the love he bat to her.

2: And Jacob faid unto Laban,Give my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

2 And Jacob's anger was kindled againft Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's ftead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

3 And the faid, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and the fha!! bear upon my knees, that I may allo have children by her.

4 And the gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a fon.

6 And Rachel faid, God hath judged

Rachel beareth Jofeph.

GENESIS. Jacob's covenant with Laban.

me, and hath alfo heard my voice, and hath given me a fon; therefore called the his name Dan.

7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, and bare Jacob a fecond fon.

8 And Rachel faid, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my fifter, and I have prevailed: and the called his name Naphtali.

9 When Leah faw that she had left bearing, he took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a fon.

II And Leah faid, A troop cometh: and the called his name Gad.

12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a fecond fon.

27 And Laban faid unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath bleffed me for thy fake.

28 And he faid, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

29 And he faid unto him, Thou knoweft how I have ferved thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

30 For it was little which thou hadft before I came, and it is now increafed unto a multitude; and the LORD hath bleffed thee fince my coming: and now, when fhall I provide for mine own house alfo ?

31 And he faid, What fhall I give thee? And Jacob faid, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:

13 And Leah faid, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blefed: and the called his name Afher. 32 1 will pass through all thy flock 14 And Reuben went in the days to day, removing from thence all the of wheat harveft, and found man- fpeckled and fpotted cattle, and all drakes in the field, and brought them the brown cattle among the theeps unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel and the fpotted and fpeckled among faid to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of the goats: and of fucb fhall be my thy fon's mandrakes. hire.

33 So fhall my righteousness anfwer for me in time to come, when it thall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and fpotted among the goats, and

15 And the faid unto her, Is it a fmall matter that thou hast taken my hufband? and wouldeft thou take away my fon's mandrakes alfo? And Rachel faid, Therefore he fhall lie with thee to night for thy fon's man-brown among the sheep, that shall be drakes. accounted ftolen with me.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and faid, Thou must come in unto me; for furely I have hired thee with my fon's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and the conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth fon.

18 And Leah faid, God hath given ne mine hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and the called

his name Iffachar.

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the fixth fon.

20 And Leah faid, God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him fix fons: and the called his name Zebulun,

21 And afterwards the bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

23 And the conceived, and bare a fon; and faid, God hath taken away my reproach:

24 And the called his name Jofeph: and faid, The LORD fhall add to me another fon.

34 And Laban faid, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

35 And he removed that day the he goats that were ring ftraked and fpotted, and all the the goats that were fpeckled and fpotted, and every one that had fome white in it, and all the brown among the fheep, and gave them into the hands of his fons. 36 And he fet three days Journey betwixt himfelf and Jacob: and Jacob fed the reft of Laban's flocks.

37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chefnut tree; and pilled white ftrakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38 And he fet the rods which he had pilled, before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs, when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ring ftraked, fpeckled, and spotted.

40 And Jacob did feparate the lambs, and fet the faces of the flocks toward the ring ftraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and 25 And it came to país, when Ra-put them not unto Laban's cattle. chel had born Jofeph, that Jacob faid unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

41 And it came to país, whenfoever, the ftronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they 26 Give me my wives and my chil-might conceive among the rods. dren, for whom I have ferved thee, 42 But when the cattle were feeble, and let me go: for thou knoweft my he put them not in: fo the feebler were fervice which I have done thee. Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's,

Laban purfurth


after Jacob. 43 And the man increased exceed-fheep: and Rachel had ftolen the ingly, and had much cattle, and maid-images that were her father's. fervants, and men fervants, and camels, and affes.


AND he heard the words of Laban's fons, faying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

3 And the LORD faid unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

4 And Jacob fent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

5 And faid unto them, I fee your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.

6 And ye know that with all my power I have fer ved your father.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God fuffered him not to hurt me. 8 If he faid thus, The fpeckled fhalf) be thy wages; then all the cattle bare fpeckled: and if he faid thus, The ringiteaked fhall be thy hire; bare all the cattle ringftraked. 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them

to me.


20 And Jacob ftole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rofe up, and paffed over the river, and fet his face toward the mount Gilead.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him, and purfued after him feven days journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

24 And God came to Laban the Sy rian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

26 And Laban faid to Jacob, What haft thou done, that thou haft ftolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the fword?

27 Wherefore didft thou flee away fecretly, and fteal away from me; and didft not tell me, that I might have fent thee away with mirth, and with fongs, with tabret, and with harp?

28 And haft not fuffered me to kis my fons and my daughters? thou haft now done foolishly in fo doing.

10 And it came to pafs at the time 29 It is in the power of my hand to that the cattle conceived, that I lifted do you hurt: but the God of your up mine eves, and faw in a dream, father fpake unto me yefernight, and, behold, the rams which leaped faving, Take thou heed that thou upon the cattle were ringftraked, fpeckled, and grifled.

11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, faying, Jacob: and I fud, Ilere am I.

fpeak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now, though thou wouldeft needs be gone, becaufe thou fore longedft after thy father's houfe; yet wherefore haft thou ftolen my gods! 12 And he faid, Lift up now thine 31 And Jacob anfwered and faid to eyes, and fee, all the rams which leap Lahan, Becaufe I was afraid: for I upon the cattle are ringftraked, fpeck-faid, Peradventure thon wouldeft take led, and grifled: for I have feen all by force thy daughters from me. that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 Tam the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedft the pillar, and where Thou vowedit a vow unto me: now arife, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

14 And Rachel and Leah anfwered and faid unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15 Are we not counted of him ftrangers? for he hath fold us, and hath quite devoured alfo our money.

32 With whomfoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live before our brethren difcern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had ftolen them.

33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maid fervants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's

tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

34 Now Rachel had taken the ima ges, and put them in the camels' furniture, and fat upon them. And Lahan fearched all the tent, but found

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is our's, and our children's: now then, what-them not. fuever God hath faid unto thee, do.

17 Then Jacob role up, and fet his fons and his wives upon camels;

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had ratten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to lac his father in the land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to fhear his

35 And the faid to her father, Let it not difpleafe my lord that I cannot rife up before thee; for the cuftom of women is upon me. And he fearched, but found not the images,

36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob anfwered and faid to Laban, What is my trefpafs? what is my fin, that theu haft fo hotly pursued after me!

Their covenant at Galeed.

GENESIS. Jacob': prefent to Bfaze.

37 Whereas thou haft fearched all 55 And early in the morning Laban my ftuff, what haft thou found of all rofe up, and kiffed his fons and his thy houfehold ftuff? fet it here before daughters, and bleffed them: and my brethren, and thy brethren, that Laban departed, and returned unto his they may judge betwixt us both." place.

38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy the goats

have not caft their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beafts 1 brought not unto thee; I bare the lofs of it; of my hand didft thou require it, whether ftolen by day, or ftolen by night.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought confumed me, and the froft by night; and my fleep departed from mine eyes.

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy houfe: I ferved thee fourteen! years for thy two daughters, and fix years for thy cattle: and thou haft changed my wages ten times.


AND Jacob went on his way, and

the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob faw them, he faid, This is God's hoft: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim,

3 And Jacob fent meffengers be fore him to Efau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, faying, Thus fhall ye fpeak unto my lord Efau; Thy fervant Jacob faith thus, I have fojourned with Laban, and ftayed there until now:

5 And I have oxen, and affes, flocks, and men fervants, and women fervants: and I have fent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy fight. 42 Except the God of my father, the 6 And the meffengers returned to God of Abraham, and the fear of Ifaac Jacob, faying, We came to thy bro. had been with me, furely thou hadft ther Efau, and alfo he cometh to fent me away now empty. God hath meet thee, and four hundred men with feen mine affiction and the labour of him.

my hands,and rebuked theeyefternight.

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid 43 And Laban anfwered and faid and diftreffed: and he divided the unto Jacob, Thefe daughters are my people that was with him, and the daughters, and theje children are my Hocks, and herds, and the camels, children, and thefe cattle are my cattle, into two bands; and all that thou feeft is mine: and what can I do this day unto thefe my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witnefs between me and thee. 45 And Jacob took a ftone, and fet it up for a pillar.

46 And Jacob faid unto his brethren, Gather ftones; and they took ftones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

47 And Laban called it Jegar-fahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

48 And Laban faid, This heap is a witnefs between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

49 And Mizpah; for he faid, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are abfent one from another. 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou fhalt take other wives befide my daughters, no man is with us; fee, God is witnefs betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban faid to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have caft betwixt me and thee; 52 This heap be witnefs, and this pillar be witness, that I will not país over this heap to thee, and that thou fhalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father judge betwixt us. And Jacob fware by the fear of his father Ifaac.

54 Then Jacob offered facrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to Pat bread and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

8 And faid, If Efau come to the one company, and fmite it, then the other company which is left fhall efcape.

9 And Jacob faid, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my fa ther Ifaac, the LORD which faidft unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

IO I am not worthy of the leaft of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou haft fhewed unto thy fer. vant: for with my ftaff I paffed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Efau: for I fear him, left he will come and fmite me, and the mo ther with the children."

12 And thou faidft, I will furely do thee good, and make thy feed as the fand of the fea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

13 And he lodged there that fame night; and took of that which came to his hand a prefent for Efau his brother;

14 Two hundred fhe goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty the affes, and ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of his fervants, every drove by themselves; and faid unto his fervants, Pafs over before me, and put a fpace betwixt drove and drove.

17 And he commanded the foremost, faying, When Efau my brother meeteth thee, and afketh thee, faying, Whole

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