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3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom

I dwell:

to seek a wife for Isaac.

kneel down without the city by

the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water. 12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son

Isaac.

my master Abraham.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou cam

est?

I

14 And let it come to pass,

that the damsel to whom I shall pray thee, that I may drink; say, Let down thy pitcher, and she shall say, Drink, and will give thy camels drink alhast appointed for thy servant so: let the same be she that thou Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

fore he had done speaking, that, 15 And it came to pass, be6 And Abraham said unto who was born to Bethuel, son behold, Rebekah came out, bring not my son thither again. Abraham's brother, with her him, Beware thou that thou of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, The LORD God of hea- pitcher upon her shoulder. father's house, and from the fair to look upon, a virgin, neiland of my kindred, and which ther had any man known her: 16 And the damsel was very spake unto me, and that sware and she went down to the well, unto me, saying, Unto thy seed and filled her pitcher, and came will I give this land; he shall up.

ven, which took me from my

send his angel before thee, and

thou shalt take a wife unto my meet her, and said, Let me, I 17 And the servant ran to

son from thence.

pray thee, drink a little water

And if the woman will not of thy pitcher. be willing to follow thee, then

thou shalt be clear from this lord: and she hasted, and let 18 And she said, Drink, my my oath: only bring not my down her pitcher upon her

Son thither again.

And the servant put his hand

hand, and gave him drink.
19 And when she had done

his master, and sware to him will draw water for thy camels under the thigh of Abraham giving him drink, she said, I

concerning that matter.

also, until they have done

10 And the servant took ten drinking. camels of the camels of his mas

ter, and departed; for all the tied her pitcher into the trough, 20 And she hasted, and emproods of his master were in his and ran again unto the well to hand: and he arose, and went draw water, and drew for all to Mesopotamia, unto the city his camels.

of Nahor.

11 And he made his camels to her held his peace, to wit whe 21 And the man wondering at

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Abraham's servant

GENESIS.

ther the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren. 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou with out? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels. 32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

telleth his errand,

33 And there was set meat before him to eat; but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:

41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw

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and aaketh for Rebekah.

CHAP. XXIV.

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45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behad, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

She consenteth to go.

54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

45 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her ader, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 57 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said. The daughter of Bethel, Nahor's son, whom Milcab bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. 48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham,

57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

and said unto her, Wilt thou 58 And they called Rebekah, go with this man? And she said, I will go.

kah their sister, and her nurse, 59 And they sent away Rebeand Abraham's servant, and

his men.

and said unto her, Thou art 60 And they blessed Rebekah, our sister, be thou the mother

which had led me in the right of thousands of millions, and

ay to take my master's bro-
ther's daughter unto his son.
49 And now if ye will deal

let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

kindly and truly with my mas- her damsels, and they rode upter, tell me and if not, tell that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. 30 Then Laban and Bethuel swered and said, The thing

61 ¶ And Rebekah arose, and

on the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

way of the well Lahai-roi; for pedeth from the LORD: we he dwelt in the south country. cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

62 And Isaac came from the

63 And Isaac went out to me51 Behold, Rebekah is before tide: and he lifted up his eyes, ditate in the field at the eventhee, take her, and go, and let and saw, and, behold, the caher be thy master's son's wife, mels were coming.

as the LORD hath spoken.

32 And it came to pass, that, eyes, and when she saw Isaac, when Abraham's servant heard she lighted off the camel. their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the servant, What man is this that 65 For she had said unto the

64 And Rebekah lifted up her

earth.

forth jewels of silver, and jew- my master: therefore she took 53 And the servant brought And the servant had said, It is els of gold, and raiment, and a vail, and covered herself.

walketh in the field to meet us?

gave

them to Rebekah: he gave

also to her brother and to her all things that he had done.

66 And the servant told Isaac

mother precious things.

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67 And Isaac brought her in

Abraham's death and burial. GENESIS.

to his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

CHAP. XXV.

1 The sons of Abraham by Keturah. 5 The division of his goods. 7 His age, and death. 9 His burial. 12 The generations of Ishmael. 17 His age, and death. 19 Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren. 22 The children strive in her womb, 24 The birth of Esau and Jacob, 27 Their difference. 29 Esau selleth his birthright.

God blesseth Isaac.

11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's Son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham :

13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar,

THEN again Abraham took and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

a wife, and her name was

Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;

10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of peo

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And Isaac loved Esau, bese he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field,

and he faint:

Feed me. I

4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

beyed my voice, and kept my 5 Because that Abraham o my statutes, and my laws. charge, my commandments 6¶ And Isaac dwelt in Ge

rar:

And Esau said to Jacob, 7 And the men of the place that same red pottage; for I said, She is my sister: for h pray thee, with asked him of his wife; and he a faint: therefore was his feared to say, She is my wife And Jacob said, Sell me place should kill me for Rebe lest, said he, the men of the this day thy birthright. ah; because she was fair to

name called Edom.

22 And Esan said, Behold, I look upon. en at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright he had been there a long time

8 And it came to pass, wher

do to me?

23 And Jacob said, Swear to listines looked out at a window that Abimelech king of the Phi me this day; and be sware ur- and saw, and, behold, Isaac wa to him: and he sold his birth- sporting with Rebekah his wife

right unto Jacob.

bread and pottage of lentiles; she is thy wife: and how saids Then Jacob gave Esau and said, Behold, of a suret and he did eat and drink, and thou, She is my sister? An mse up,and went his way: thus Isaac said unto him, Because

9 And Abimelech called Isaac

Eu Gespised his birthright.

CHAP. XXVI.

said, Lest I die for her.

Iles because of famine went to is this thou hast done unto us 10 And Abimelech said, Wha Gr. God instructeth, and one of the people might lightl Beth him. 7 He is repruced by have lien with thy wife, an Alech for denying his wife. 12 thou shouldest have brough Kek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth. 23 guiltiness upon us.

He grupeth rich. Is He diggeth

Amech maketh a covenant with

kmat Beersheba. 34 Eu's wives. all his people, saying, He th

11 And Abimelech charge

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