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He wrefleth with an angel. CHAP. XXXIII. Jacob and Esau's meeting.

art thou? and whither goeft thou?
and whofe are thefe before thee?
18 Then thou shalt fay, They be thy
fervant Jacob's; it is a prefent fent
uato my lord Efau; and, behold, alfo
be is behind us.

4 And Efau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kiffed him: and they wept.

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and faw the women and the children; and faid, Who are thofe with thee? And he faid, The children which God hath graciously given thy fervant.

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

19 And fo commanded he the fecond, and the third, and all that followed the droves, faying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Efau, when ye find him. 20 And fay ye moreover, Behold, thy fervant jacob is behind us. For 7 And Leah also with her children he laid, I will appeafe him with the came near, and bowed themfelves: prefent that goeth before me, and and after came Jofeph near and Raafterward I will fee his face; perad-chel, and they bowed themselves. venture he will accept of me.

21 So went the prefent over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.

22 And he rofe up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women fervants, and his eleven fons, and pailed over the ford Jabbok.

23 And he took them, and fent them over the brook, and fent over that he bad.

24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

25 And when he faw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh: and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as be wrestled with him.

26 And he faid, Let me go, for the day breaketh And he faid, I will not let thee go, except thou bleis me.

27 And he faid unto him, What is thy name? And he faid, Jacob.

28 And he faid, Thy name fhall be called no more Jacob, but Ifrael: for as a prince haft thou power with God and with men, and haft prevailed.

8 And he faid, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he faid, Thefe are to find grace in the fight of my lord.

9 And Efau faid, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou haft unto thyfelf.

io And Jacob faid, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy fight, then receive my prefent at my hand: for therefore I have feen thy face, us though I had feen the face of God, and thou waft pleated with me.

II Take, I pray thee, my bleffing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt gracioufly with me, and becaufe 1 have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.

12 And he faid, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

13 And he faid unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men fhould over drive them one day, all the flock will die.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pafs 29 And Jacob afked him, and faid, over before his fervant: and I will Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And lead on foftly, according as the cattle he faid, Wherefore is it, that thou that goeth before me and the children doft afk after my name? and he bleff-be able to endure, until I come unto ed him there. my lord unto Seir.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have feen God face to face, and my life is preferved.

31 And as he paffed over Penuel the fan rofe upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Ifrael est not of the finew which fhrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, Ento this day; becanfe he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the finew that fhrank.


15 And Efau faid, Let me now leave with thee fome of the folk that are with me. And he faid, What needeth it? let me find grace in the fight of my lord.

16 So Efau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an houfe, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city.

ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Efau came, and with him four hundred men. And be divided the children unto Leah, 19 And he bought a parcel of a and unto Rachel, and unto the two field, where he had fpread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.


2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremoft, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Jofeph hindermoft.

3 And he paffed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground fe

20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Ifrael. CHAP. XXXIV.

ND Dinah the daughter of Leah,

sen times, until he came near to his A which the bare unto Jacob, vent


out to fee the daughters of the land.

Dinab ravished.


Jacob fent to Beth-el. 2 And when Shechem the fon ofland trade therein; for the land, beHamor the Hivite, prince of the coun-hold, it is large enough for them; let try, faw her, he took her, and lay us take their daughters to us for wives, with her, and defiled her. and let us give them our daughters:

3 And his foul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damfel, and fpaké kindly unto the

22 Only herein will the men confent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be damfel. circumcifed, as they are circumcifed. 4 And Shechem spake unto his 23 Shall not their cattle, and their father Hamor, faying, Get me this fubftance, and every beaft of their's damfel to wife. be our's? only let us confent unto

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled them, and they will dwell with us. Dinah his daughter: now his fons were 24 And unto Hamor and unto Shewith his cattle in the field. and Jacob chem his fon hearkened all that went held his peace until they were come out of the gate of his city, and every 6¶ And Hamor the father of She-male was circumcifed, all that went chem went out unto Jacob to commune out of the gate of his city.

with him.

25 f[ And it catne to pafs on the

7 And the fons of Jacob came out third day, when they were fore, that of the field when they heard it: and two of the fons of Jacob, Simeon and the men were grieved, and they were Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man very wroth, because he had wrought his fword, and came upon the city folly in Ifrael, in lying with Jacob's boldly, and flew all the males. daughter; which thing ought not to 26 And they flew Hamor and She. chem his fon with the edge of the fword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's houfe, and went out.

be done.

8 And Hamor communed with them, faying, The foul of my fun Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife

9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and] take our daughters unto you.

27 The fons of Jacob came upon the fain, and folled the city, becaufe they had defiled their fifter.

28 They took their fheep, and their oxen, and their affes, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,

10 And ye shall dwell with us; and the land fhall be before you: dwell and trade ye therein, and get you 20 And all their wealth, and all their poffeflions therein. little ones, and their wives took they II And Shechem faid unto her fa-captive, and spoiled even all that was ther and unto her brethren, Let me in the houfe.

find grace in your eyes, and what ye 30 And Jacob faid to Simeon and Thall fay unto me, I will give. Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me 12 Afk me never fo much dowry to ftiak among the inhabitants of the and gift, and I will give according as land, among the Canaanites and the ye shall fay unto me: but give me the Perizzites; and I being few in number, damfel to wife. they fhall gather themfelves together 13 And the fons of Jacob anfwer-againft me, and flay me; and I fhall ed Shechem and Hamor his father be deflroyed, I and my house. deceitfully, and faid, Because he had 31 And they faid, Should he deal defiled Dinah their fifter: with our fifter as with an harlot? CHAP. XXXV.

14 And they faid unto them, Wel cannot do this thing, to give our fifter

were a reproach unto us:

to one that is uncircumcifed; for that AND God faid unto Jacob, Arife, up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, 15 Put in this will we confent unto that appeared unto thee when thou you: If ye will be as we be, that every fleddeft from the face of Efau thy male of you be circumcifed';


16 Then will we give our daughters 2 Then Jacob faid unto his houfeunto you, and we will take your daugh-hold, and to all that were with him, ters to us, and we will dwell with you, Put away the ftrange gods that are and we will become one people. among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcifed; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone. 18 And their words pleafed Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's fon.

19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the houfe of his father.

3 And let us arife, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my diftrefs, and was with me in the way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the flrange gods which were in their hand, and all their ear rings which were in their ears; and jacob hid them under the oak which by Shechem.

20 And Hamor and Shechem his fon came unto the gate of their city, 5 And they journeyed: and the ter. and communed with the men of their ror of God was upon the cities that city, faying, avere round about them, and they did 21 Thefe men are peaceable with us; not purfue after the fons of Jacob therefore let them dwell in the land, 6 So Jacob came to Luz,which is in

Rachel and Ifaac die.


28 And the days of Ifaac were an hundred and fourfcore years.

Bjau's generations. the land of Canaan, that is Beth-el, he Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abra: and all the people that were with him. ham and Ifaac fojourned. 7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; becaufe there God appeared unto him, when be fled from the face of his brother. 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurfe died, and the was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was

26 And Ifaac gave up the ghoft, and died, and was gathered unto his peo ple, being old and full of days: and his fons Efau and Jacob buried him. CHAP. XXXVI.

Nau, who are 91 And God appeared unto Jacob Now thefe are the generations of

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again, when he came out of Padan- 2 Efau took his wives of the daugh aram, and blessed him. ters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamab the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;

10 And God faid unto him, Thy name is Jacob; thy name fhall not be called any more Jacob, but Ifrael shall be thy name: and he called his name Ifrael.

3 And Bathemath, Ishmael's daughter, fifter of Nehajoth.

4 And Adah bare to Efau Eliphaz ;

5 And Aholibaiah bare Jeufh, and

II And God faid unto him, I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply: aland Bafhemath bare Reuel; nation and a company of nations fhall be of thee, and kings fhall come out Jaalam, and Korah: thefe are the fons of thy loins; of Efau, which were born unto him in

12 And the land which I gave Abra-the land of Canaan. ham and Ifaac, to thee I will give it, 6 And Efau took his wives, and his and to thy feed after thee will I give fons, and his daughters, and all the the land.

13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

14 And Jacob fet up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of ftone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured cil thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God fpake with him, Beth-el.

perfons of his houfe, and his cattle, and all his beafts, and all his fubftance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.

7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were ftrangers could not bear them because of their cattle.

8 Thus dwelt Efau in mount Seir: 16 And they journeyed from Beth-Efau is Edom, el; and there was but a little way to 9 And these are the generations of Lome to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, Efau the father of the Edomites in and he had hard labour. mount Seir:

17 And it came to pafs, when the 10 Thefe are the names of Efau's was in hard labour, that the midwife fons; Eliphaz the fon of Adah the faid unto her, Fear not; thou shalt wife of Efau, Reuel the fon of Bafhehave this fon alfo. math the wife of Efau.

18 And it came to pafs, as her foul was in departing, (for fhe died) that the called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.

19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth Jebe m.

20 And Jacob fet a pillar upon her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

II And the fons of Eliphaz were Te. man, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Efau's fon; and the bare to Eliphaz Amalek: thefe were the fons of Adah Efau's wife.

13 And thefe are the fons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: thefe were the fons of Bafhemath Efau's wife.

21 And Ifrael journeyed, and fpread kis tent beyond the tower of Edar. 14 And thefe were the fons of Abo22 Andit came to pass, when Ifrael libamah, the daughter of Anah, the dwelt in that land, that Reuben went daughter of Zibeon, Efau's wife: and and lay with Bilhah his father's con-ihe bare to Efau Jeufh, and Jaalam, cabine: and Ifrael heard it. Now the and Korah. fons of Jacob were twelve:

15 Thefe were dukes of the fons of 23 The fons of Leah; Reuben, Ja-Efau: the fons of Eliphaz the first born cob's first born, and Simeon, and Levi,fon of Efau; duke Teman, duke Omar, and Judah and Ifachar, and Zebulundake Zepho, duke Kenaz, 24 The fons of Rachel, Jofeph, and 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and Benjamin: duke Amalek :thefe are the dukes that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; thefe were the fons of Adah.

25 And the fons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali :

26 And the fons of Zilpah, Leah's 17 ¶ And these are the fons of Reuei handmaid; Gad, and Ather: thefe Efau's fon; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, are the fons of Jacob, which were duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: thete born to him in Padan-aram. are the dukes that came of Reuel in the 27 And Jacob came unto Ifaac his land of Edom; these are the fons of father unto Mamre, unto the city of Bafhemath Efau's wife.

Kings and dukes of Edom.


42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

Jofeph's dream. 18 And thefe are the fons of Aholi- 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, bamah Efau's wife; duke Jeuh, duke duke Pinon, Jaalam, duke Korah: thefe were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Efau's wife. 19 Thefe are the fons of Efau, who Edom; and thefe are their dukes. 20 Thefe are the fons of seir, the Horite,who inhabited the land; Lotan, and shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,

fhan: there are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.

22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Heman; and Lotan's fifter was Timna.

23 And the children of Shobal were thefe; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephe, and Onam.

24 And thefe are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the alles of Zibeon his father.

43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: thefe be the dukes of Edo, according to their habitations in the land of their poffeffion; he is Efau the father of the Edomites.


ND Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

2 Thefe are the generations of Jacob. jofeph, being feventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the fons of Bil hah, and with the fons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Jofeph brought unto his father their evil report.

3 Now Ifrac! loved Jofeph more than all his children, because he was the fon of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

4 And when his brethren faw that 25 And the children of Anah were their father loved him more than all thefe; Dion, and Aholibamah thejhis brethren, they hated him, and daughter of Anah. could not speak peaceably unto him. 5¶ And Jofeph dreamed a dream, and he told his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

26 And thefe are the children of Dihon; Hemdan, and Ethban, and 1thran, and Cheran.

27 The children of Ezer are thefe; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Acaan. 28 The children of Di han are thefe; Uz and Aran.

29 There are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,

30 Duke Dihon, duke Ezer, duke Dihan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.

6 And he faid unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

7 For, behold, we were binding heaves in the field, and, to, my fheaf arofe, and alfe ftood upright; and, behold, your fheaves food round about, and made obeisance to my theaf.

8 And his brethren faid to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or 31 And these are the kings that halt thou indeed have dominion over reigned in the land of Edom, before us? and they hated him vet the more there reigned any king over the chil-for his dreams, and for his words. dren of Ifrael.

32 And Belathe fun of Beor reigned in Edom and the name of his city was Dinhahah.

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and faid, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the fun and the moon and the cleven ftars made obeifance to me.

IO And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and faid unto him, What is this dream that thou haft dreamed? Shall

33 And Bela died, and Jobab the fon of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his ftead. 34 And Jobab died, and Hufham of the land of Temani reigned in his itead. 35 And Hufham died, and Hadad the fon of Bedad, who fmote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his flead:1 and thy mother and thy brethren and the name of his city was Avith. 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Mafrekah reigned in his tead.

37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his Read.

38 And Saul died,and Baal-hanan the fon of Achbor reigned in his ftead.

indeed come to how down ourselves to thee to the earth?

II And his brethren envied him; but his father obferved the faying.

12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.

13 And Ifrael said unto jofeph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in She39 And Baal-hanan the fon of Ach-chem? come, and I will fend thee bor died, and Hadar reigned in his unto them. And he faid to him, Here ftead: and the name of his city was am I. Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Efau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnab, duke Alvab, duke Jetheth,

14 And he faid to him, Go, I pray thee, fee whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; land bring me word again. So he fent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a certain man found him, fand, behold, be war wandering in the

His brethren fell him.

CHAP. XXXVII. Tamar deceiveth Judah.

field: and the man afked him, faying, What feekeft thon?

16 And he faid, 1 feek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their fucks.

34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put fackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his fon many days.

35 And all his fons and all his daugh ters rofe up to comfort him; but he 17 And the man faid, They are de-refuled to be comforted; and he said, parted bente; for 1 heard them fay, For I will go down into the grave unto Let us go to Dothan. And Jofeph my fon mourning. Thus his father went after his brethren, and found wept for him. them in Dothan.

18 And when they faw him afar of, even before he came near unto them, they confpired againft him to Lay hina

19 And they faid one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

20 Come now therefore, and let us fay him, and caft him into fome pit, and we will fay, Some evil beaft hath devoured him and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and faid, Let us not kill him.

22 And Reuben faid unto them,Shed no blood, but caft him into this pit, that is in the wilderness, and lay so hand upon him; that he might rid him ent of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

36 And the Midianites fold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard. CHAP. XXXVIII.

AND it came to pafs at that time,

that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whofe name was Hirah.

2 And Judah faw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whofe name was Shuah: and he took her, and went in unto her.

3 And the conceived, and bare a fon; and he called his name Er.

4 And he conceived again, and bare a fon : and the called his name Onan.

5 And the yet again conceived, and bare a fon; and called his name She lah: and he was at Chezib, when the bare him.

7 And Er, Judah's first horn, was wicked in the light of the LORD; and the LORD flew him.

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his 23 And it came to país, when Jo-firft born, whose name was Tamar, feph was come unto his brethren, that they tripped Jofeph out of his coat,his coat of many colours that was on him; 24 And they took him, and caft him into a pit and the pit was empty, there as no water in it.

8 And Judah faid unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife,and marry her, and raife up feed to thy brother.

25 And they fat down to eat bread: 9 And Onan knew that the feed and they lifted up their eyes and fhould not be his; and it came to pafs, looked, and, behold, a company of when he went in unto his brother's 1meclites came from Gilead with wife, that he fpilled it on the ground, their camels bearing ipicery and left that he should give feed to his talm and myrrh, going to carry it brother. down to Egypt.

26 And Judah faid unto his brethren, What profit is if it we flay our brother, and conceal his blood?

27 Come, and let us fell him to the Ifhmetites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our hh. And bis brethren were content, 28 Then there pafied by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and Lifted up Jofeph out of the pit, and fld Jeleph to the Ihmeelites for twenty pieces of filver; and they brought Jofeph into Egypt.

29 And Reuben returned unto the pit: and, beheld, Jofeph was not in the pit: and he rent his clothes.

10 And the thing which he did dif pleafed the LORD: wherefore he flew hin alfo.

11 Then faid Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's houfe, till Shelah my fou be grown: for he faid, Left peradventure he die alfo, as his brethren did. And Taman went and dwelt in her father's house.

12 And in procefs of time the daughter of Shush Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his fheep fhearers to Timnath,he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

13 And it was told Tamar, faying, Behold, thy father in law goeth up to bre-Tinnah to fhear his sheep.

30 And he returned unto his tirer, and faid, The child is not: and 1, whither fall I go?

31 And they took jofeph's coat, and kled kid of the goats, and dipped at in the blood;

And they lent the coat of many an, and they brought it to their her, and faid, This have we found a now whether it be thy fon's coat

13 And he knew it, and faid, It is myfen coat; an evil beaft hath dered him: Jofeph is without doubt f.Lipects.


14 And the put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with vail, and wrapped herfelt, and fat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnah: for the faw that Shelah was grown, and he was not given unto him to wife.

15 When Judah faw her, he thought ber to be an harlet; because the had covered her face.

16 And he turned unto her by the way, and faid, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; for he knew not that he was his daughter in law

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