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Isaac removeth to Gerar.

GENESIS, XXVII. lien with thy wife, and thou should- B. C. 1800. est have brought guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth m this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him:

13 And the man waxed great, andn Ec.4.4. 2 went forward, and grew until he became very great:

14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of 3 servants: and the Philistines n envied him.

23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.

m Ps. 105.15.

21 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father; fear not, p for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy. seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

1 found.
2 went going

25 And he q builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

23 Then Abimelech went to him

3 or, hus-

o Ex. 1.9.

4 living.

15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much of mightier than we. 17 And Isaac departed thence, 9 ch.35.1. and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

s Ju. 11.7.

18 And Isaac digged again the r ch.21.22. wells of water, which they had. digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

t ver. 16.

u ch.21.23.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

9 if thou
shalt, &c.
Ps. 115.15.

20 And the herdmen of Gerar did
strive with Isaac's herdmen, say-
ing, The water is ours: and he w ch. 19.3.
called the name of the well Esek;
because they strove with him.
21 And they digged another well, 10 i. e. an
and strove for that also: and he
called the name of it 6 Sitnah.



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6 i. e. ha-

i. e. room.

p Ps.27.1,3.
Is.41. 10.

22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it 7 Rehoboth; and hex ch.36.2. said, For now the LORD hath made 12 bitterness room for us, and we shall be fruit

ful in the land.

of spirit.
(CHAP. 27.)
a ch.48.10.

1 Sam.3.2.
Ec. 12.3.

seeing we


L Pr.27.1.
Lu. 12.40.

1 hunt.

c ver.25.

His covenant with Abimelech. from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol r the chief captain of his army.

27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hates me, and have sent me away t from you!

28 And they said, 8 We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath u betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;

29 That 9 thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed v of the LORD.

30 And he made them w a feast, and they did eat and drink.

31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

1 Isaac sends Esau for venison. 6 Jacob instructed by Rebekah, obtains the blessing.

ND it

that when

A Isaac was old, and his eyes were

11 i. e. the

dim, a so that he could not see, he well of the called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: And he said unto him, Behold, here am I.


2 And he said, Behold, now I am old, I know not b the day of my death:

32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.

33 And he called it 10 Shebah: therefore the name of the city is 11 Beer-sheba unto this day.

34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath a the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

35 Which were 12 a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah. CHAPTER XXVII.

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Jacob deceiveth Isaac.

B. C. 1800. blessed him.

? Bring me venison, and make me
Savoury meat, that I may eat, and
bless thee before the LORD before
my death.

d ver. 13.

e ver.4.

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my
voice, d according to that which I fch.25.25.
command thee.
g ver.22.
h ch.9.25.

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch
me from thence two good kids of
the goats; and I will make them
savoury meat e for thy father, such

as he loveth:

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.


11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy ƒ man, and I am a smooth


12 My father peradventure will g feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a h curse upon me, and not a blessing. 13 And his mother said unto him, Tpon me i be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

26 And his father Isaac said unto

i 1 Sa.25.24. him, Come near now, and kiss me,


18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: And he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless son.



2 desirable.

1 Ki. 13. 18.

Zec. 13.4.

m Ex.20.7.
Job 13.7.

3 before me.
n ver. 12.

o ver. 16.

14 And he went, and fetched, and
brought them to his mother and
his mother made savoury meat, kp
such as his father loved.

15 And Rebekah took 2 goodly
raiment of her eldest son Esau, Eph.4.25.
which were with her in the house, q Heb.11.20.
and put them upon Jacob herr Ca.4.11.
younger son:
Ho. 14.6.

16 And she put the skins of the 8 Heb.6.7.
kids of the goats upon his hands,
and upon the smooth of his neck;t

17 And she gave the savoury meat
and the bread, which she had pre-
pared, into the hand of her son

Esau's disappointment.

21 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, p I am. 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

2Sam. 14.5. Pr. 12. 19,


2 Sam. 1.21.
Ps. 133.3.
u ch.49.8.
v Num.24.9.

4 trembled
with a

5 hunted.
w ver.25.
y Pr.1.31.

Heb. 12, 17.

30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let Deut.33.13, my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.

z 2 Ki. 10. 19.

1 Th.4.6.

27 And he came near, and kissed him and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed q him, and said, See, r the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: s

23 And he discerned him not, be- b ver.29.
cause his hands o were hairy, as 2 Sam.8. 14.
his brother Esau's hands: so he

28 Therefore God give thee of t the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons u bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, v and blessed be he that blesseth thee.


20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because m the LORD thy God brought it 3 to me.

34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, y O my father.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel n thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtlety, z and hath taken, away thy blessing.

36 And he said, Is not he rightly named 6 Jacob? for he hath sup

22 And Jacob went near unto 6 i. e. a sup-planted me these two times: he
Isaac his father; and he felt him,
and said, The voice is Jacob's voice,
but the hands are the hands of a ch.25.26,




took away my birthright; a and,
behold, now he hath taken away
my blessing. And he said, Hast thou
not reserved a blessing for me?
37 And Isaac answered and said
unto Esau, Behold, I have made
him thy lord.b and all his brethren

32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. 33 And Isaac 4 trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath 5 taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before w thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.


Esau's hatred of Jacob.

have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have Í 7 sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

or, sup-

c Is.65.14.

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, 08 or, of the my father. And Esau lifted up fatness. his voice, and c wept.

39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and d shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thoue shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

i Job 20.12. Ps.64.5.

41 And Esau ƒ hated Jacob bek ch.11.31. cause of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau ch.26.35. said in his heart, The days of (CHAP. 28.) mourningg for my father are at a ch.24.3. hand, then will I slay h my brother

Hos. 12.12.


d ch.25.23. Ps. 60.9, 10. Ob. 18-20.

e 2 Ki.8.20.

2 Chr.21.8. fch.4.5. 37.4.8.

g ch.50.3. h ch.32.6.


c ch.25.20.

42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: d ch.21.29. and she sent and called Jacob her1 assembly younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, dothi comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

of people.

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother, k to Haran; 44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away; 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? CHAPTER XXVIII

1 Jacob sent to Padan-aram: 11 his vision: 20 his vow.

AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. a

e ch.12.2.

2 of thy sojournings. fch.27.33.

g ch.27.43. 3 were evil in the eyes. 4 ch.36.3,

is called

Bashemath. h Hos. 12. 12. 5 called,

Acts 7.2, Charran. i ch.41.1 Num. 12.6. Job 4.13. k Jno. 1.51. Heb. 1.14.

7 ch.26.24. Ex.3.6. Mat. 22.32. m eh. 13.16.

6 break forth.

n ch.18. 18.


2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, b to the house of Bethuel, c thy mother's o Jos. 1.5. father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban, P Ps. 121.5-8. d thy mother's brother. q ch.35.6. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, r Heb, 13.5. nd make thee fruitful, and multi-s Ex.3.5. ly thee, that thou mayest be la Jos.5.15. Stitude of people;

Jacob goeth to Haran. 4 And give thee e the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land 2 wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed ƒJacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that, as he blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

7 And that Jacob obeyed g his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;

8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan 3 pleased not Isaac his father;

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael,

and took unto the wives which he had 4 Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

10 T And Jacob h went out from Beersheba, and went toward 5 Haran.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he i dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and, k behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it: and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

14 And thy seed m shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt

spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south and in thee and in thy seed n shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15 And, behold, I am with thee, o and will keep p thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again q into this land; for I will not leave r thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16 T And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, surely the LORD is in s this place, and I knew it not. 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God.

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