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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 | 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 daughteader, and the flocks and herds ter: 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 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 ! 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,

every 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 beAND Dinghi the daughterno come Bonte people,

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 damsel.

all the house of his father. 4 And Shechem spake unto his 20 I 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 antil they were come.

land, behold, it is large enough for


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.


Isaac's death.

CHAP. XXXVI. Esau's descendants. 19 And Rachel died, and was were strangers could not beat buried in the way to Ephrath, them, because of their cattle. which is Beth-lehem.

8 T'hus dwelt Esau in mount 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon Seir: Esau is Edom. her grave: that is the pillar of Ra 9 And these are the genera chel's grave unto this day.

tions of Esau the father of the 21 1 And Israel journeyed, and Edomites, in mount Seir: spread his tent beyond the tower of 10 These are the names of Edar.

Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of 2 And it came to pass, when Adah the wife of Esau; Reuel the Israel dwelt in that land, that Reu- son of Bashemath the wife of Esau. hen went and lay with Bilhah hiş 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, father's concubine: and Israel Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Ga heard it. Now the sons of Jacob tam, and Kenaz. were twelve :

12 And Timna was concubine 3 The sons of Leah; Reuben, to Eliphaz, Esau's son, and she Jacob's first-born, and Simeon, bare to Eliphaz, Amalek: these and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, were the sons of Adah, Esau's wife. and Zebulun:

13 And these are the sons of 24 The sons of Rachel ; Joseph, Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shamand Benjamin :

mah, and Mizzah: these were the 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Ra- sons of Bashemath, Esau's wife. chel's handmaid; Dan, and Naph 14 11 And these were the sons of tali:

Aholibamah, the daughter of 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher. Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau, These are the sons of Jacob, which Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. were born to him in Padan-aram. 15 | These were dukes of the

27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, his father unto Mamre, unto the the first-born son of Esau, duke city of Arbah (which is Hebron) Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, where Abraham and Isaac so- duke Kenaz, Tourned.

16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, 28 And the days of Isaac were a and duke Amalek: these are the hundred and fourscore years. dukes that came of Eliphaz, in the

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost land of Edom: these were the sons and died, and was gathered unto of Adah. his people, being olu and full of 17 11 And these are the sons of days; and his ons Esau and Ja-Reuel, Esau's son; duke Nahath, cob buried him.

duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke CHAP. XXXVI.

Mizzah: these are the dukes that Esau's Family in Canaan. came of Reuel, in the land of Noorse, who is resom! TOW these are the generations Edom: these are the sons of Ba

shemath, Esau's wife. 2 Esau took his wives of the 18.1 And these are the sons of daughters of Canaan; Adah the Aholibamah, Esau's wife; duke daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke korah: Aholibamah the daughter of Anah these were the dukes that came of the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; Aholibamah the daughter of Anah,

3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's Esau's wife. daughter, sister of Nebajoth. 19 These are the sons of Esau

4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eli- (who is Edom) and these are their phaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel ; (dukes.

5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, 20 These are the sons of Seir and Jaalam, and Korah: These the Horite, who inhabited the land; are the sons of Esau, which were Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, born unto him in the land of Ca- and Anah,

21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and 6 od Esau took his wives, and Dishan: these are the dukes ot his sons, and his daughters, and all the Horites, the children of Seir in the persons of his house, and his the land of Edom. cattle, and all his beasts, and all 22 And the children of Lotan his substance which he had got in were Hori, and Heman: and Lothe land of Canaan; and went into tan's sister was Timna. the country from the face of his 23 And the children of Shobal brother Jacob.

were these; Alvan, and Manahath, 7 For their riches were more and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. than that they might dwell to 24 And these are the children of gether: and the land wherein they Zibeon, both Ajah, and Anah



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