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Isaac gocth to Gerar

GENESIS. Aberclech's covenant with Isaao. him, and said, Go pot down into 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did

HIYO Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, tell thée of.

The water is ours: and he called the presos, 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be name of the well Esek; because they with thee, and will bless thee. for strove with him. unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will 21 And they digged another well, give all these countries; and I will and strove for that also: and he called perform the oath which I sware unto the name of it Sitnah. Abraham thy father:

22 And he removed from thence, feel 4 And I will make thy seed to mul- and digged another well; and for that tiply as the stars of heaven, and will they strove not: and be called the 1990 give unto thy seed all these countries ; name of it Rehoboth; and he said, and in thy seed shall all the nations of For now the LORD hath made room the earth be blessed;

for us, and we shall be fruitful in the 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my land. voice, and kept my charge, my com 23 And he went up from thence to mandinents, my statutes, and my laws. Beer-sheba.

6 T And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 24 And the LORD appeared unto 7 And the men of the place asked him the same night, and said, I am the hin of his wife: and he said, She is God of Abrabani thy father ; fear not, iny sister : for he feared to say, She is for I am with thee, and will biess thee, iny wise ; lest, said he, the men of the and multiply thy seed, for my servant place sbould kill me for Rebekah, be-Abraham's sake. cause she was fair to look upon.

25 And he builded an altar there, 8 And it came to pass, when he had and called upon the name of the LORD, been there a long time, that Abime, and pitched his tent there : and there lech, king of the Philistines, looked Isaac's servants digged a well. out at a window, and saw, and, be 26 Then Abimelech went to hirr hold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah from Gerar, and Abuzzath one of his his wife.

friends, and Pbichol the chief captain 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and of bis army. said, Behold, of a surety she is thy 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherewife: and how saidst thou, She is my fore come ye to me, seeing ye hate sister? And Isaac said unto him, Be- me, and bare sent me away from cause I said, Lest I die for her.

you? Thou hast done unto us one of the that the LORD was with thee : and

10 And Abimelech said, What is this 29 And they said, We saw certainly people might lightly have lien with thy we said, Let there be now an oath bewire, and thou shouldest have brought twixt us, eren betwixt us and thee, guiltiness upon us.

and let us make a covenant with thee; 11 And Abimelech charged all his 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, 19 people, saying, He that toucheth this we have not touched thee, and as we inan, or bis wife, shall surely be put have done unto thee nothing but to death.

good, and have sent thee away in 12 | Then Isaac sowed in that land, peace: thou art now the blessed of and received in the same year an hun-the LORD. dred-fold; and the LORD blessed hiin. 30 And he made them a feast, and

13 And the man waxed great, and they did eat and drink. went forward, and grew until he be 31 And they rose up betimes in the came very great :

morning, and sware one to another : 14 For he had possession of flocks, and Isaac sent thein away, and they and possession of herds, and great departed from him in peace. store of servants. And the Philistines 32 And it came to pass the same envied him.

day, that Isaac's servants came and 15 For all the wells which his fa- told him concerning the well which ther's servants bad digged, in the days they had digged, and said unto him, of Abraham his father, the Philistines we have found water. had stopped then, and filled them 33 And he called it Shebab : therc. with earth.

fore the name of the city is Beer-sbeba 16 And Abiinelech said unto Isaac, unto this day. Go from us; for thou art much nigb 34 And Esau was forty years old tier than wé.

when he took to wife Judith, the 17 And Isaac departed thence, and daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, Bashemath the daughter of Elon the and dwelt tbere.

Hittite : 18 And Isaac digged again the wells 35 Which were a grief of mind unto of water which they had digged in the Isaac and to Rebekah. days of Abrabain his father, for the

CHAP. XXVII. Philistines has stopped them

after the AND it came to pass that when names after the names by which his dim, so that he could not see, he father had called them.

called Esau his eldest son, and said 19 And Isaac's servants digged in unto him, My son. And he said unto the va!ley, and found there a well or him, Bebold, here am I.


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Esau srkt for rent:on. CHAP. XXVI. Jaced getrennine Bk 35797
, I know not the day of my death :, The voice is Jacob's voice, but .ba
Now therefore take, I pray thee, hands are the bands of Esau.
weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, 23 And be discerned him not, be.

go out to the field, and take me cause his hands were hairy, as bas 2e venisun;

brother Esau's bands: 30 Le blessio And make me savoury meat, such hun. i love, and bring it to me, that I 24 And he said, Art thon my very sy eat ; that my soul may bless thee son Estu. And be said, I am. Core I die.

25 And te said, Bring it near to me, 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac and I will eat oi my son's reniso", ake to Esau his son. And Esag went that my soul may bless thee. And be

the field to hunt for venison, and brought 1: near to bum, and he do bring it.

eat : and he brought hin wine, and he 6 & And Rebekab spake unto Jacob drank. er son, sayirg, Behold, I heard thy 26 And his father Isaac said unto

ther speak unto Esau thy brother, him, Come near now, and kiss ine, in Elting,

son. 7 Bring me venison, and make me 27 And he came near, and kisse: avoury ineat, that I may eat, and him: and be smelled the smell or his

less thee before the LORD before my raiment, and blessed ham, and sani, Leath.

See, the smell of my son is as the Now therefore, my son, obey my smell of a ticld which the LORD bais o.ce, according to that wbich I com- blessed : aiand thee :

29 There ore God give thee of the 9 Go now to the Mock, and fetch me dew of' heaven, and the fatness of se from thence two good kids of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine : zoals; and I will inake them savoury 29 Let people serve thee, and 14. ineat for thy father, such as he lov- tions how down to thee : he lord orar etb:

thy brethren, and let thy mothers 13 And thou shalt bring it to thy sons bow down to thee: cursed be father, that he may eat, and that he erery one that curseth tee; and may biess thee before his death.

blessed be he that blesset5 thee. 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his 30 And it came to pass, as soon as mother, Behold, Esau my brother is Isaac bad made an end of blessing a hairy man; a:1d I am a smooth man : Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone

12 My father peradventure will feel out from the presence of lac his me, and I shall seem to him as a de- father, thai Esiu tuis brother carne in reiver; and I shall bring a curse upon from his unc. we, and not a blessing.

31 And he also bad made sarcury 13 And his grother said unto him, meat, and brought it univ hiss other, Upon me be by curse, my son ; only and eand unto his father, let my father obey my voice, and go fetch meinem. arise, and eat of his son's reinson, that

14 And he went, and fetched, and thy soul max tless me. I rought them to bis motber: and his 32 And Baac bis father said unto another made savoury meat, such as biin, Who art thou' And he said, I his father loved.

am thy sou, thy first-bora, .
15 And Rebekah took goudly rai 33 And Isaac trenibleu very exceed.
Irent of her eldest son Esau, which ingly, and said, Woo? where is he that
were with ber in the house, and put battlaken venison, and brougbt it the,
them upon Jacob her younger son : and I have eaten of all peiore 1100

16 And she put the skins of the kids camest, and have plessed him. sea,
of the goals upon his bands, and upon and be shall be blessed.
the $1.100th of bis teck:

34 And wben Extu heard the words '17 And she me the savoury mearl oil's father, he ciled with a great and and the bread, which she had prepared, exceeding litter cry, and said unto into the hand of her sor. Jacob.

his father, Bless me, even me also, i,
s And he came unto his father, and my father!
said, My father : And he said, Here 35 And he sud, Thy brother cane
an 1; who art thou, my son>

with subtilty, and hath taken away by
1y And Jacob said unto his father, blessing
I am Fsau thy first-born ; I have done 36 And he said, Is not be thely
According as thou badest me : arise, 1 named Jacob? for he hath suppland
pray thee, sit and eat of iny sensson, me these two times : he took away any
That thy soul may bless me.

birth-right, and, behold, now relatz
90 And Isaac said unto his son, How taken away my blessing, and be
is it that thou hast found it so quickly, sard, Mast thou not reserved a bles:1:8
my son? Anı! He said, Because the for me?
LORD thy God brought it to me. 37 And is.tac answered and said un.

91 And iszac said unto Jacob, Come to Fsiu, Benold, I have made him iby
neat, I pray thee, that I may feel lord, and all tes brethren bave I given
thee, iny son, whether tuou be suy very to him for servants; an i with com
son Esau or 110t.

and wine bave I sustained bim : and
99 And Jacob went near unto Isaac what shall I do now 110to thce, my

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Esa per poseth to kill recob. GENESIS.

Jacob's vision, 38 And Esau said unto his father, 7 And that Jacob oheyed his father Hastikou but one blessing, my father and his mother, and was gone to

dess ne, cten me also, () my fa. Padan-aram; ther! And Esau lifted up his voice, and 8 And Esau seeing that the daugtawept.

ters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his 39 And Isaac his father answered tather; and said unto hin, Behold, thy dwell 9 Then went Esay unto Ishmael, and 32 skall be the fatness of the earth, and took unto the wives which he had, of the dew of heaven from above; Mahnlath, the daughter of Ishmael,

40 And by tlay sword shalt thou Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, Jive, and shait 'serie thy brother; to be his wite. and it sball come to pass, when thou 10 9 And Jacob went out from Beersha't have the dominion, that thou sheba, and went toward Haran. shalt break bis yoke from off thy neck. 11 And he ligbed upon a certain

41 | And situ hated Jacob, because place, and tarried there all nigbt, beof the blessing wherewith his father cause the sun was set: and he took of flessed bim : and Esau said in his the stones of that place, and put them Heart, The lays of mourning for my for lis pillows, and lay down in that father are at inund, then will I slay my place to sleep. brother Jacon.

12 And he dreamed, and, behold, a 44 And the words of Esan ber ladder set up on the earth, and the top elder son were told to Rebekah. And oi it reached to heaven : and, beholt, she sent and called Jaco's her young- the angels of God ascending and deer son and said to him, Behold, scendin; on it. any brother Esau, as touching thee, 13 And, behold, the LORD stood doth comfort himself, purpusing to kill above it, and said, I am the LORD tbec.

God of Abraham thy father, and the 43 Now, therefore, iny son, obey my God of Isaac : the land whereon thou voice; and arise, tee thou to Laban liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy any brother, to Haran;

seed; 44. And tarty with him a few days, 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust until thy brother's fury turn away ; of the earth; and thou shalt spiead

* Until thy brotoer's anger turn abroad to the west, and to the east, away from thee, and he forget that and to the north, and to the south which thou hast done to him then 1 and in thee, and in thy seed, shall ai! will send and fetch thee from ther.ce. the families of the earth be Wessed. Wly should I be deprived also of you 15 And, behold, I am with thee, and both in one day?

will keep thee in all places whither 46 And Rebekab said to Isaac, i am thou goest, and will bring thee again weary of my life because of the daugh-into this land: for 1 will not leave ters of Heth: if Jacob take a wite of thee, until I have done that which I the daughters of Herb, such as these are spoken to thee of. which are of the daughters of the tand, 16 And Jacob awaked out of his what good shall my life do me? sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is CHAP. XXVIII.

in this place, and I knew it not. AND Isaac called Jacob; and bless

17 And he was afraid, and said, ed him, and charged him, and How dreadful is this place! this is said unto him, Thou shalt not take a none other but the house of God, ard wife of the daughters of Canaan. this is the gate of heaven.

. Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the 18 And Jacob rose up early in the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, morning, and took the stone that he had and take thee a wife from thence of put for his pillows, and set it up for a ine daughters of Laban, thy mother's pillar, and poured oil upon the top brotler

ot it. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and 19 And he called the name of that make thee fruitful, and multiply thec, place bel el: but the raine of thos that thou mayest be a multitude oi city was called Luz at the first. people;

1:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saring, 4 And give thee the blessing of If God will be with me, and will keep Abraham, io thee, and to the seed me in this way that I gó, and will give with thee; that thou mayest inherit me bread to eat, and raiment to put the land wberein thou art a stranger, on, hich God save unto Abraham.

21 So that I come again to my fa. s And Isaac sent away Jacob: and ther's house in peace, then shall the he went to Padan-arai, unto 1.aban, LORD be my God: son of Bethuel the Syrian, the bro 22 And this stone, which I bave set ther of Rebekan, Jacob's and Esau's for a pillar, shall be God's house : and another.

of all that thou shalt give me, I will 6 When Esau saw that Isaac bad surely give the tenth unto thee. hiessed Jacob, and sent him away to

CHAP. XXIX. Padlar-aram, to take him a wife from THEN Jacob went on, bis journey: thence; and that, as he blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou people of the east. in take a wise or che daughters 2 And he looked, and behold a well

in the field, and, lo, there were three

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CHAP. XXX Jacob scroeth for Rachet. Rocks of sheep Ising by it; for out of 2 And Labas gathered together that well they watered the flocks: and all the men of the place, and made a a great stone wasupon the well's mouth. feast.

3 And thither were all the Aocks 23 And it came to pass ia tbe ered. gathered : and they rolled the stone ning, that he took Leab bis daughter, from the well's mouth, and watered and brought her to him; and be went the sheep, and put the stone again in unto her. upon the well's inouth in his place. 24 And Laban gave unto his daugh

4 And Jacob said unto theni, Myter Leah, Zilpab bis maid, for an band brethren, whence be ye? And they maid. said, Of Haran are we.

25 And it came to pass, that in the 5 And he said unto them, Konw ye morning, behold, it was Leah : and te Laban the son of Nahor! And they said to Laban, What is this thou hast said, We know him.

done unto me? did not l serve witla 6 And he said unto thein, Is be thee fo: Rachel' wherefore then bast well? And they said, He is well: and, thou beguiled ae? bebold, Rachel his daughter cometh 90 And Lalan said, it must not be so with the sheep.

done in our country, to give the yours7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, ger before the first-born. neither is it time that the cattle should 97 Fulfiber week, and we will give be gathered together: water ye the thee this also for the service which thou sheep, and go and feed them.

shalt serve with me yet seven other 8 And they said, we cannot, until years. all the focks he gatbered together, 29 And Jacob did so, and fulbiled her and till they roll the stone from the week : aid he gave him Rachel bis well's mouth; then we water the sheep. daughter to wife also.

99 And while he yet spake with 29 And Laban gave to Rachel bir them, Rachel came with her father's daugbrer, Bilbab bis bandmaid, to be sheep : for she kept them,

her maid. 10° And it came to pass, when Jacob 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, saw Racbel, the daughter of Laban his and he loved also Rachel more than mother's brother, and the sheep of La- Leah, and served with him yet ses en ban his mother's brother, thai Jacob other years. went near, and rolled the stone from 31 And when the LORD saw that the well's mouth, and watered the flock Leah was hated, he opened her woinb: of Laban his mother's brotber.' but Rachel was barren.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and 37 And Leah conceived, anri bare a Jifted up his voice, and wept.

son, and she called his name Reuben : 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was for she said, Surely the LORD bath her father's brother, and that he was looked upou iny affliction ; now thereRebekah's son: and she ran and told fore my husband will love ine. her father.

33 And sbe conceived again, anel 13 And it came to pass, when Laban hare a son: and said, Berause the heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's LORD bath heard that I was hated, son, that he ian to meet him, and em: he hath therefore given me this son al. braced bim, and kissed him, and so : and she called his name Simeon. brought him to bis house. And be told 34 And she conceived again, and Laban all these things.

bare a son: and said, Now this time 14 And laban said to him, Surely will my husband be joined unto me, thou art my bone and my flesh. And because I have born bim three sons : be abode with bim the space of a therefore was bis name called Less. month.

35 And she conceived again, and 15 And Lawin said unto Jacob, Be- bare a son: and she said, Now will cause thou art tay brother, sbouidest praise the LORD: therefore sbe called thou therefore serve me for nought his name Judah ; and left bearing tell me, what shall thy wages be?



name of the elder was Lean, and AND #ken Rachel saw that she bare 16 and Laban had two daughters in the

the name of the younger was Rachel. Jacob no children, Rachel envie

17 Leah was tender-eyed; but Rachel her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give was beautiful and well-favoured. me children, or else I die. 19 And Jacob loved Rachel : and 2 And Jac

anger was kindled said, I will serve thee seven years for against Rachel : and l.e said, An in Rachel tby younger daughter. God's stead, who hath withbeld froni

19 And Laban said. It is better that thee the fruit of the womb ? I give her to thee, than that I should 3 And she said, Behold, my main give ber to another man: abide with Bilhah, go in unto ber; and she shati me.

bear upon my knees, that I may alsa 20 And Jacob served seven years have children by her. for Rachel; and they seemed 'unto 4 And she gave him Bilhah her him but a few days, for the love he had bandmaid to wife : and Jacob went to her.

unto her. 99 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bara me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, Jacob a son. what I may go in unto ber.

6 ARd Racel said, God laibadge

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Rachel beareth Joseph. GENESIS. Juon's cournant alth Laban. me, and hath also beard my voice, and 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray hath given me a son: therefore called thee, if I have found favour in thuie he his name Dani.

eyes, larry: for I have learned by ex7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, con- perience that the LORD hath blessed ceived again, and bare Jacob a second ine for thy sake. SON.

24 And he said, Appoint me thy & And Rachel snid, With great wrest- wages, and I will give it. lings have I wrestled with my sister, 29 And he said unto him, Thoo and I have prevailed : and she called krowest how I have served thee, and his name Naphtali.

how thy cattle was with me. 9 When Leah saw that she had left 30 For it was little which thou hadst bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and before I came, and it is now increased gare her Jacob to wife.

uto a multitude; and the LORD oath 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare blessed thee since iny coming : and Jacob a sol).

now, when shall I provide for mine i And Leah said, A troop cometh : own house also ? and she called his name Gad.

31 And he said, What shall I give 12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt nos Jarob a second son

give me any thing. If thou wilt da 13 And I.mah said, Happy am I, for this thing for me, I will again feed and the daughters will call me blessed : and keep thy flock : she called his naine Asher.

32 I will pass through all thy floch 14. And Reuben went, in the days to-day, removing from thence all the of wheat lorvest, and found mandrakes speckled and spotted cattle, and all in the field, and brought them unto his the brown cattle among the sheep, Mother Leal. Then Rachel said to and the spotted and speckled among Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy the goats; and of such shall be my son's mandrakes.

bire. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a 33 So shall my righteousness answer small matter that thou hast taken my for me in time io come, when it sha!? husband? and wouldest thou take come for my hire before thy face : away iny son's mandrakes also. And every one that is not speckled and Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie spotied amongst the goats, and brown with thee to-night for thy son's man- amongst the sheep, that shall be count. drakes.

ed stolen with me. 16 And Jacob came out of the field 31 And Laban said, Behold, I would in the evening, and Leah went out to it muigbt be according to thy word. meet him, and said, Thou must come 35 And he removed that day the hein unto me ; for surely I have hired goats, that were ring-straked and spoi. thee with my son's mandrakes. And ied, and all the she-goats that were he lay with her that night.

speckled and spotted, and every one 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, that had some white in it, and all the and she conceived, and bare Jacob the brown amongst the sheep, and gave Lifth son.

them into the hands of his sons. 19 And Leah said, God hath given 36 And he set three days' journey me my bire, because I have given my betwixt hiniself and Jacob and Jacob maiden to my husband : and she called fed the rest of Laban's fiocks. his name Issachar.

37 And Jacob took nim rods of green 19 And Leah conceived again, and poplar, and of the hazel and chesautbare Jacob the sixth son.

iree ; and pilled white strakes in them, 20 And Leah said, God hath endued and made the white appear which was nie with a good dowry : now will my in the rods. husband dwell with me, because 1 have 38 And he set the rods which he horne him six sons : and she called his had pilled before the flocks in the naine Zebulun.

gutters in the watering-troughs, when 21 And afterwards she bare a daugh- the filocks came to drink, that they ter, and called her name Dinah. should conceive when they came to

92 ¢ And God reinembered Rachel, drink. and God hearkened to her, and opened 39 And the flocks conceived before ber womb.

the rods, and brought forth cattie 23 And she conceived and bare a ring-straked, speckled, and spottea. 500; and said, God hath taken away 40 And Jacob did separate the limbs, my reproach :

and set the faces of the flocks toward 24 And she called his name Joseph; the ring-straked and all the hrown in and said, The LORD shall add to me the flock of Laban; and he put his own another son.

flocks by themselves, and put them not 1 And it came to pass, when Ra- unto Lahan's cattle. chel had horne Joseph, that Jacob said 41 And it came to pass, w.ensoever unto Laban, Send me away, that I may the stronger cattle-diu conceie, that go unto mine own place, and to my Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of country.

the cattle in the gutters, that they 20 Give me my wives and my chil- might conceive among the rods : drer, for whom I have served thee, and 42 But when the cattle were feeble He go: for thou knowest my ser. be put them not in: so the feebler were which I have done thee.

Laban's, and stronger Jacob's.

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