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Jacob departeth


from Laban which leaped upon the cattle were 27 Wherefore didst thou flee ring-streaked, speckled, and griz-away secretly, and steal away from zled.

me, and didst not tell me, that I 11 And the angel of God spake might have sent thee away with unto me in a dream, saying, Ja- mirth, and with songs, with tabret, cob: And I said, Here am I. and with harp ?

12 And he said, Lift up now 28 And hast not suffered me to thine eyes and see, all the rams kiss my sons, and my daughters ? which leap upon the cattle are thou hast now done foolishly in so ring-streaked, speckled, and griz- doing, zled: for I have seen all that La 29 It is in the power of my hand ban doeth unto thee.

to do you hurt : but the God of 13 I am the God of Beth-el, your father spake unto me yesterwhere thou anointedst the pillar, night, saying, Take thou heed that and where thou vowedst a vow thou speak not to Jacob either unto me: now arise, get thee out good or bad. from this land, and return unto the 30 And now, though thou wouldland of thy kindred.

est needs be gone, because thou 14 And Rachel and Leah an- sore longedst after thy father's swered, and said unto him, Is there house; yet wherefore hast thou yet any portion of inheritance for stolen my gods? us in our father's house?

31 And Jacob answered and said 15 Are we not counted of him to Laban, Because I was afraid: strangers ? for he hath sold us, and for I said, Peradventure thou hath quite devoured also our money, wouldest take by force thy daugh

16 For all the riches which God ters from me. hath taken from our father, that is 32 With whomsoever thou findest ours, and our children's; now thy gods, let him not live: before then, whatsoever God hath said our brethren discern thou what is unto thee, do.

thine with me, and take it to thee : 17 | Then Jacob rose up, and set for Jacob knew not that Rachel his sons and his wives upon camels; had stolen

them. 18 And he carried away all his 33 And Laban went into Jacob's cattle, and all his goods which he tent, and into Leah's tent, and into had gotten, the cattle of his get- the two maid-servants' tents; but ting, which he had gotten in Pa- he found them not. Then went ho dan-aram; for to go to Isaac his out of Leah's tent, and entered father in the land of Canaan. into Rachel's tent.

19 And Laban went to shear his 34 Now Rachel had taken the sheep:

and Rachel had stolen the images, and put them in the caimages that were her father's. mel's furniture, and sat upon them

20 And Jacob stole away una- And Laban searched all the tent, wares to Laban the Syrian, in that but found them not. he told him not that he fled.

35 And she said to her father, 21 So he fled with all that he Let it not displease my lord that I had; and he rose up, and passed cannot rise up before thee; for the over the river, and set his face to- custom of women is upon me. ward the mount Gilead.

And he searched, but found not the 22 And it was told Laban on images. the third day, that Jacob was fled. 36 11 And Jacob was wroth, and

23 And he took his brethren with chode with Laban: and Jacob an him, and pursued after him seven swered, and said to Laban, What days journey: and they overtook is my trespass? what is my sin, that him in the mount Gilead.

thou hast so hotly pursued after 24 And God came to Laban the me? Syrian in a dream by night, and 37 Whereas thou hast searched said unto him, Take heed that all my stuff, what hast thou found thou speak not to Jacob either of all thy household-stuff? set it good or bad.

here before my brethren, and thy 25 T Then Laban overtook Ja- brethren, that they may judge becob. Now Jacob had pitched his twixt us both. tent in the mount: and Laban 38 This twenty years have I been with his brethren pitched in the with thee; thy ewes and thy she

26 And Laban said to Jacob, and the rams of thy fock have i What hast thou done, that thou not eaten. hast stolen away unawares to me, 39 That which was torn of beasts, and carried away my daughters, I brought not unto thee; I bare us captives taken with the sword ? Ithe loss of it; of my hand didst


Jacob reproveth him. CHAP. XXXII. His present to Esau thou require it, whether stolen by And Jacob sware by the Fear of day, or stolen by night,

his father Isaac. 40 Thus I was; in the day the 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice drought consumed me, and the upon the mount, and called his frost by night; and my sleep de- brethren to eat bread and they parted from mine eyes.

did eat bread, and tarried all night 41 Thus have I been twenty in the mount. years in thy house: I served thee 55 And early in the morning Lafourteen years for thy two daugh- ban rose up, and kissed his song ters, and six years for thy cattle: and his daughters, and blessed and thou hast changed ny wages them: and Laban departed, and ten times.

returned unto his place. 42 Except the God of my father,

CHAP. XXXII. the God of Abraham, and the Fear Jacob's Message to Esau. of Isaac had been with me, surely A N Janeb went of bisa Wadi

and the God met empty. God hath seen mine af- him. diction, and the labour of my 2 And when 'Jacob saw them, hands, and rebuked thee yester- he said, This is God's host : and night.

he called the name of that place 43 1 And Laban answered, and Mahanaim. said unto Jacob, These daughters 3 And Jacob sent messengers beare my daughters, and these chil- fore him to Esay his brother, unto dren are my children, and these the land of Seir, the country of cattle are my cattle, and all that Edom. thou seest is mine; and what can 4. And he commanded them, I do this day unto these my daugh- saying, Thus shall ye speak unto ters, or unto their children which my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob they have borne ?

saith thus, I have sojourned with 44 Now therefore come_thou, Laban, and stayed there until let us make a covenant, I. and now: thou; and let it be for a witness 5 And I have oxen, and asses, between me and thee.

flocks, and men-servants, and wo45 And Jacob took a stone, and men-servants: and I have sent to set it up for a pillar.

tell my lord, that I may find grace 46 And Jacob said unto his in thy sight. brethren, Gather stones; and they 6 f And the messengers returned took stones, , and made a heap: to Jacob, saying, We came to thy and they did eat there upon the brother Esau, and also he cometh heap.

to meet thee, and four hundred 47 And Laban called it Jegar- men with him. sahadutha : but Jacob called it 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraiá, Galeed:

and distressed: and he divided the 48 And Laban said, This heap people that was with him, and the is a witness between me and thee flocks, and herds, and the camels his day. Therefore was the name into two bands; of it called Galeed :

8 And said, If Esau come to the 49 And Mizpah; for he said, one company, and smite it, then The LORD watch between me and the other company which is left thee, when we are absent one from shall escape. another.

91 And Jacob said, O God of 50 If thou shalt afflict my daugh- my father Abraham, and God of ters, or if thou shalt take other my father Isaac, the LORD which wives besides my daughters ; no saidst unto me, Return unto thy man is with us; see, God is wit-country, and to thy kindred, and I ness betwixt me and thee.

will deal well with thee: 51 And Laban said to Jacob, 10 I am not worthy of the least of Behold this heap, and behold this all the mercies, and of all the truth, pillar, which I have cast betwixt which thou hast shewed unto thy me and thee;

servant: for with my staff I passed 52 This heap be witness, and this over this Jordan, and now I am pillar be witness, that I will not become two bands. pass over this heap to thee, and 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from that thou shalt not pass over this the hand of my brother, from the heap and this pillar unto me, for hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest harm.

he will come and smite me, and 53 The God of Abraham, and the mother with the children. the God of Nahor, the God of 12 And thou saidst, I will surely their father, judge betwixt us. I do thee good, and make thy seed


Jacob wrestleth


with an angel as the sand of the sea, which can-jrael: for as a prince hast thou not be numbered for multitude. power with God, and with men,

13 11 And he lodged there that and hast prevailed. same night, and took of that which 29 And Jacob asked him, and came to his hand a present for said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy Esau his brother;

name: And he said,' Wherefore 14 Two hundred she-goats and is it that thou dost ask after twenty he-goats, two hundred my name? And he blessed him ewes and twenty rams,

there. 15 Thirty milch camels with their 30 And Jacob called the name of colts, forty kine and ten bulls, the place Penjel: for I have seen twenty she-asses and ten foals. God face to face, and my life is

16 And he delivered them into preserved. the hand of his servants, every

31 And as he passed over Penuel, drove by themselves; and said the sun rose upon him, and he haltunto his servants, Pass 'over before ed upon his thigh. me, and put a space betwixt drove 32 Therefore the children of Isand drove.

rael eat not of the sinew which 17 And he commanded the fore- shrank, which is upon the hollow most, saying, When Esau my of the thigh, unto this day ; bebrother meeteth thee, and asketh cause he touched the hollow of thee, saying, Whose art thou ? Jacob's thigh in the sinew that and whither goest thou ? and shrank. whose are these before thee?

CHAP. XXXIII. 18 Then thou shalt say, They be

Jacob and Esau's meeting. toy servant Jacob's Est is: a apresent A and Jacked, ifted ben o his eyes

, hold also he is behind us.

came, and with him four hundred 19 And so commanded he the men. And he divided the children second, and the third, and all that unto Leah, and unto Rachel, anil followed the droves, saying, On unto the two handmaids. this manner shall ye speak unto 2 And he put the handmaids and Esau, when ye find him.

their children foremost, and Leah 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, and her children after, and Rachel thy servant Jacob is behind us. and Joseph hindermost. For he said, I will appease him 3 And he passed over before with the present that goeth before them, and bowed himself to the me, and afterward I will see his ground seven times, until he came face; peradventure he will accept near to his brother. of me.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, 21 So went the present over be- and embraced him, and fell on his fore him; and himself lodged that neck, and kissed him: and they night in the company.

wept. 22 And he rose up that night, 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and and took his two wives, and his saw the women and the children, two women-servants, and his and said, Who are those with eleven sons, and passed over the thee? And he said, The childreu ford Jabbok.

which God hath graciously given 2 And he took them, and sent thy servant., them over the brook, and sent over

6 Then the handmaidens came that he had.

near, they and their children, and 24 1 And Jacob was left alone; they bowed themselves. and there wrestled a man with him, 7 And Leah also with her chil until the breaking of the day. dren came near, and bowed them

25 And when he saw that he selves; and after came Joseph near prevailed not against him, he and Rachel, and they bowed them touched the hollow of his thigh: selves. and the hollow of Jacob's thigh 8 And he said, What meanes! was out of joint, as he wrestled thou by all this drove which I met ? with him.

And he said, These are to find 26 And he said, Let me go, for grace in the sight of my lord. the day breaketh: And he said, I 9 And Esau said, I have enough, will not let thee go, except thou my brother; keep that thou hasi bless me.

unto thyself. 2 And he said unto him, What 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray is thy name? And he said, Ja- thee, if now I have found grace in cob.

thy sight, then receive my present 28 And he said, Thy name shall at my hand: for therefore I have we called, no more Jacob, but Is- seen thy face, as though I had seca

He cometh to Succoth. CHAP. XXXIV.

Dinah ravished the face of God, and thou wast 6 1 And Hamor the father of pleased with me.

Shechem went out unto Jacob to 11 Take, I pray thee, my bless- commune with him. ing that is brought to thee; be 7 And the sons of Jacob came cause God hath dealt graciously out of the field when they heard it ; with me, and because I have and the men were grieved, and enough: and he urged him, and he they were very wroth, because he took it.

had wrought folly in Israel, in lying 12 And he said, Let us take our with Jacob's daughter; which journey, and let us go, and I will thing ought not to be done. go before thee.

8 And Hamor communed with 13 And he said unto him, My them, saying, The soul of my son lord knoweth that the children are Shechem longeth for your daughtender, and the flocks and herdster: I pray you give her him to with young are with me, and if wife. men should over-drive them one 9 And make ye marriages with day, all the flock will die.

us, and give your daughters unto 14 Let my lord, I pray thee pass us, and take our daughters unto over before his servant: and I will you. lead on softly, according as the 10 And ye shall dwell with us : cattle that goeth before me and the and the land shall be before you; children be able to endure; until I dwell and trade ye therein, and get come unto my lord unto Seir. you possessions therein.

15 And Esau said, Let me now 11 And Shechem said unto her leave with thee some of the folk father, and unto her brethren, Let that are with me: And he said, me find grace in your eyes, and What needeth it? Let me find what ye shall say unto me, I will grace in the sight of my lord. give.

16 11 So Esau returned that day 12 Ask me never so much dowry on his way unto Seir.

and gift, and I will give according 17 And Jacob journeyed to Suc, as ye shall say unto me : but give coth, and built him a house, and me the damsel to wife. made booths for his cattle: there 13 And the sons of Jacob an. fore the name of the place is called swered Shechem and Hamor his Succoth.

father deceitfully,, and said, Be18 I And Jacob came to Sha-cause he had defiled Dinah their lem, a city of Shechem, which is sister: in the land of Canaan, when he 14 And they said unto them, came from Padan-aram; and pitch- We cannot do this thing, to give ed his tent before the city.

our sister to one that is uncircum19 And he bought a parcel of a cised: for that were a reproach field, where he had spread his tent, unto us · at the hand of the children of Ha 15 But in this will we consent unmor, Shechem's father, for a hun- to you: If ye will

be as we be, that dred pieces of money:


male of you be circumcised; 20 And he erected there an altar, 16 Then will we give our daughand called it El-elohe-Israel. ters unto you, and we will take CHAP. XXXIV.

your daughters to us, and we will Shechem defileth Dinah. dwell with you, and we will be

, which she bare unto 17 But if ye will not hearken Jacob, went out to see the daugh- unto us, to be circumcised; then ters of the land.

will we take our daughter, and we 2 And when Shechem the son of will be gone. Hamor the Hivite, prince of the 18 And their words pleased Hacountry,

saw her, he took her, and mor, and Shechem, Hamor's son. lay with her, and defiled her. 19 And the young man deferred

*3 And his soul clave unto Dinah not to do the thing, because he the daughter of Jacob, and he loved had delight in Jacob's daughter: the damsel, and spake kindly unto and he was more honourable than the damsei.

all the house of his father. 4 And Shechem spake unto his 20 1 And Hamor and Shechem father Hamor, saying, Get me this his son came unto the gate of their damsel to wife.

city, and communed with the men 5 And Jacob heard that he had of their city, saying, defiled Dinah his daughter: now 21 These men are peaceable his sons were with his cattle in the with us, therefore let them dwell in field:, and Jacob held his peace the land, and trade therein: for the until they were coine.

| land, behold, it is large enough for

ANDA Pinahichheh daughter nos comebune people.

The Shechemites slain. GENESIS,

Rachel's death them: let us take their daughters with me in the way which I to us for wives, and let us give went. them our daughters.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all 22 Only herein will the men con- the strange gods which were in sent unto us for to dwell with us, their hand, and all their ear-rings to be one people, if every male which were in their ears; and Jaamong us be circumcised, as they cob hid them under the oak which are circumcised.

was by Shechem. 23 Shall not their cattle, and 5 And they journeyed: and the their substance, and every beast of terror of God was upon the cities theirs be ours?' only let us consent that were round about them, and unto them, and they will dwell they did not pursue after the song with us.

of Jacob. 24 And unto Hamor, and unto 6 1 So Jacob came to Luz, Shechem his son, hearkened all which is in the land of Canaan that went out of the gate of his (that is Beth-el) he and all the peocity and every male was circum- ple that were with him. cised, all that went out of the gate 7 And he built there an altar, of his city.

and called the place El-beth-el; 25 15 And it came to pass on the because there God appeared unto third day, when they were sore, him, when he fled from the face of that two of the sons of Jacob, his brother. Simeon and Levi, Dinah's bre 8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, thren, took each man his sword, died, and she was buried beneath and came upon the city boldly, and Beth-el, under an oak: and the slew all the inales.

name of it was called Allon-bac26 And they slew Hamor and huth. Shechem his son with the edge of 911 And God appeared unto Jathe sword, and took Dinah out of cob again when he came out of Shechem's house, and went out. Padan-aram; and blessed him.

27 The sons of Jacob came up 10 And God said unto him, Thy on the slain, and spoiled the city; name is Jacob: thy name shall not because they had defiled their sister. be called any more Jacob, but

28 They took their sheep, and Israel shall be thy name; and he their oxen, and their asses, and called his name Israel. that which was in the city, and 11 And God said unto him, I am that which was in the field. God Almighty: be fruitful and

29 And all their wealth and all multiply; a nation and a company their little ones, and their wives of nations shall be of thee, and took they captive, and spoiled even kings shall come out of thy loins. all that was in the house.

12 And the land which I gave 30 And Jacob said to Simeon Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will and Levi, Ye have troubled me to give it, and to thy seed after thee make me to stink among the inha- will I give the land. bitants of the land,

among the Ca 13 And God went up from him, naanites, and the Perizzites: and in the place where he talked with I bcing few in number, they shall him. gather

themselves together against 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in. me, and slay me, and I shall be de- the place where he talked with stroyed, I and my house.

him, even a pillar of stone: and he 31 And they said, Should he deal poured a drink-offering thereon, with our sister as with a harlot? and he poured oil thereon. CHAP. XXXV.

15 And Jacob called the name of Jacob sent to Beth-el. the place where God spake with A Dis God said unto Jacob him; Bethel.

16 | And they journeyed from dwell there: and make there an Beth-el; and there was but a little altar unto God, that appeared unto way to come to Ephrath; and Rathee when thou fleddest from the chel travailed, and she had hard face of Esau thy brother.

labour. 2 Then Jacob said unto his 17 And it came to pass when household, and to all that were she was in hard labour, that the with him, Put away the strange midwife said unto her, Fear not; gods that are among you, and be thou shalt have this son also. Clean and change your garments: 18 And it came to pass as her

3 And let us arise, and go up to soul was in departing,, (for she Beth-el; and I will make there an died,) that she called his name altar unto God, who answered me Ben-oni: but his father called him in the day of my distress, and was Benjamin.


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