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Jacob meeteth Rachel.

and this is the gate of heaven.
18 And Jacob rose up early in the
morning, and took the stone that
he had put for his pillows, and set
it up for a pillar, and poured oilt
upon the top of it.

19 And he called the name of that place 7Beth-el: but the name of that u city was called Luz at the first.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, if God will be with me, v and will keep me in this way that I go and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the w LORD be my God:

22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, x shall be God's house and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth y unto thee.


His contract with Ir B. C. 1760. | Laban his mother's brot the sheep of Laban his n brother, that Jacob went nea rolled the stone from the w mouth, e and watered the flock Laban his mother's brother. 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, fand wept. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, g and that he was Rebekah's son: h and she ran and told her father.

ban heard the 5 tidings of Jacob 13 And it came to pass, when Lahis sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed i him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.

14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone k and my flesh. And he abode with him 6 the space of a month.


1 Jacob, coming to the well of Haran, 13 is entertained by Laban, 18 covenanteth for Rachel, 23 and is de-. ceived with Leah, 28 but marrieth Rachel also.

5 And he said unto them, Know ve Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

6 And he said unto them, 3 Is he well?c And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

7 And he said, Lo, 4 it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone d from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.

9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.

t Num.7.1.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of

the house
of God.
u Ju.1.23,26.
Hos. 12.4.

v 2 Sam. 15.8.

w De.26.17.
y Lev.27.30.

(CHAP. 29.)


1 lift up

2 children.

a Ps.23.2.
Cant. 1.7.

b ch.27.43.

1 went


ney, and came into the land of the people of the east. 2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; a for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.

3 And thither were all the flocks e Ex.2.17. gathered and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and fch.33.4. watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.


4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran b are we.

3 Is there

peace to

c ch.43.27.

4 yet the day
is great.

g ch.13.8.
h ch.24.28.


Rom. 16.6.

d Mark 16.3.voured.
Luke 24.2.

k Ju.9.2.

2 Sam.5.1.

o Ju. 14.10.

15 T And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. I

p ch.30.9.


17 Leah was tender-eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well-fa


23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his a month of daughter, and brought her to him; days. and he went in unto her.

/ Ru.4.11.

m Hos. 12.12.

n Cant.8.7.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter,

19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

20 And Jacob served m seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. n

21 T And Jacob said unto Laban, give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. o

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, Zilpah p his maid for an handmaid.

25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? Wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to 7 give the younger before the firstborn.

Jacob serveth for Rachel.

GENESIS, XXX. 27 Fulfil her week, q and we will] B. C. 1747. give thee this also, for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

q Ju. 14. 12.
r ch.35.22.
s ver.20.

t Ps. 127.3.

u ch.30.1.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhaher his handmaids i, e. see a to be her maid.


30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel s more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he t opened her womb but Rachel was barren.u 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name 8 Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked v upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

35 And she conceived gain, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name 11 Judah; and 12 left bearing.

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1 Sam. 1.20.

Luke 1.25.

9 i. e. hear


1 Rachel's barrenness: 22 she beareth Joseph. 27 Jacob's new covenant with Laban: 37 his policy to be

come rich.


10i. e. joined
Nu. 18.2,4.

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name

9 Simeon.

34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons: therefore was his 2 i. e. judgname called 10 Levi.


11 i.e.praise.

12 Heb. stood
from bear-
(CHAP. 30.)
a ch.29.31.
1 Cor.3.3.


c Job 5.2.

d 1 Sam. 1.5.

be built by


ch. 16.3.

f Ps.35.24.


43.1. Lam.3.59.

AND when Rachel saw that sheh Cant. 6.9.

bare Jacob no children, a Rachel envied bher sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, c or

Luke 1.48.
i. e. happy.
i Cant.7.13.
k Num. 16.9.

else I die.

2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld d from thee the fruit of the womb? 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that Im may also have children by her. 4 And she 'gave him Bilhah her handmaid e to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare

Jacob a son.

Birth of Jacob's sons.

|ceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

of God.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

4 i. e. my
5 i. e. a troop

or com-

17 And God hearkened 1 unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.


in my hap-18 And Leah said, God hath given
me my hire, because I have given
my maiden to my husband and
she called his name 8 Issachar.m
19 And Leah conceived again, and
bare Jacob the sixth son.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now Eze.16.47. will my husband dwell with me,

1 Ex.3.7.

n because I have borne him six sous: and she called his name 9 Zebulün.

21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name 10 Dinah.

22 ¶ And God remembered o Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

1 Sam. 1.20.

Luke 1.13. 8 i. e. an


6 And Rachel said, God hath f judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me ap son: therefore called she his name 2 Dan. 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid con-1

8 And Rachel said, With 3 great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name 4 Naphtali.

9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.

11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name 5 Gad. 9

12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.

13 And Leah said, 6 Happy am I, for the daughters 'h will call me blessed and she called his name 7 Asher.

14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. i 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter k that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said,Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.


De.33. 18.
1 Ch. 12.32.
n ch.29.34.
9 i. e. dwell

10. e. judg-son; and said, God hath taken

23 And she conceived, and bare a

0 ch.29.31.
1Sam. 1.19.

away p my reproach:

24 And she called his name 11 Jo

1 Sam. 1.6. seph; and said, The LORD shall
add to me another son.

Is. 4.1.
11 i.e.adding

25 T And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob

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Jacob covenants with Laban.

GENESIS, XXXI. said unto Laban, Send me away, q❘ B. C. 1739. that I may go unto mine own place, r and to my country.

@ ch.24.54.

26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served r ch.31.55. thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service s which I have s ch.31.6. done thee.

t Ex.3.21.
Ne. 1.11.
Dan. 1.9.

27 And Laban said unto him, I
pray thee, if I have found favour t
in thine eyes, tarry: for I have
learned by experience that the
LORD hath blessed me for uthysake. u ch.39.3,5.
28 And he said, Appoint me thy
wages, v and I will give it.

Ps. 1.3.

29 And he said unto him, Thou
knowest how I have served thee,
w and how thy cattle was with me.
30 For it was little which thou
hadst before I came, and it is now
12 increased unto a multitude; and 12 broken
the LORD hath blessed thee 13
since my coming: and now when
shall I provide for mine own house
2 also?


34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

v ch.29.15.

w Mat.24.45.
Tit.2. 10.

13 at my

1 Tit.5.8.

38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs

y ch.31.8.

z Ps. 18.24.

31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock: 32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of a ch.31.9,12. ther's; and of that which was our such shall be my hire.y

taken away all that was our fa

b ver.30.

father's hath he gotten all this glory.a

33 So shall my z righteousness answer for me 14 in time to come, c ch. 13.2. when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

24.35. 26.13,14. Job 42. 12.

14 to morrow
Ex. 13. 14.

(CHAP. 31.)
a Ps.49.16.
1 Tit.6.4.

b ch.4.5.

35 And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked c Deut.23.54. and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hands of his sons.


as yester-
day and
the day
d ch.28.15.

36 And he set three days' journey e ver.2,3. betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's fver.41.


g ver.41.
37 And Jacob took him rods of
green poplar, and of the hazel and
chesnut tree; and pilled white
strakes in them, and made the
white appear which was in the h ch.20.6.

Nu. 14.22.
Job 19.3.

Job 1.10.

His ex

| when the flocks came to
that they should conceive
they came to drink.

39 And the flocks conceived b fore the rods, and brought forti. cattle ringstraked, a speckled, and spotted.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

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43 And the man b increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, c and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses. CHAPTER XXXI.

1 Jacob departeth from Laban. 22 Laban pursueth him: 44 their covenant.

ND he heard the words of La

2 And Jacob beheld b the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not c toward him as before.

3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and 1 will be d with thee.

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

5 And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me. e 6 And ye know that with all my power I have served ƒ your father.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages g ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.h

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Flight of Jacob.

His dispute with Laban.

that I lifted up mine eyes, and B. C. 1739.
saw in a dream, and, behold, the
2 rams which leaped upon the cat-

What hast thou done, that thou
hast stolen away unawares to me,
and carried away my daughters, as

tle were ringstraked, speckled, and 2 or, he goats. captives w taken with the sword?
grisled. i

i ch.30.39.

11 And the angel of God k spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.l

k ch.48.16.

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and 6 steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, x with 1 Sam.3.4, tabret, and with harp?

I Ex.3.4.

&c. Is.58.9.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen m all that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, n where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me now arise, get thee out from this land, and return o unto the land of thy kindred.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered p ch.29.27. and said unto him, Is there yet any Neh.5.8. portion or inheritance for us in our q ch.24.10. father's house?

21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, t and set his face u toward the mount Gilead.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

15 Are we not counted of himr ch.28.21. strangers for he hath sold us, p and hath quite devoured also our money.

3 teraphim.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels; q 18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-v aram, for to go to Isaac his r father in the land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep and Rackel had stolen the 3 images s that were her father's.

34 Now Rachel had taken b the
images, and put them in the
camel's furniture, and sat upon
them. And Laban 7 searched all

20 And Jacob stole away 4 una-
wares to Laban the Syrian, in that w 1Sam.30.2. the tent, but found them not.
he told him not that he fled.

35 And she said to her father, Let
it not displease my lord that I can-
not rise upc before thee; for the
custom of women is upon me.
And he searched, but found not
the images.

36 T And Jacoo was wroth, d and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after


23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob 5 either good or bad.

m Ex.3.7.
Ps. 139.3.

n ch.28.18.

o ver.3.

25 T Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount; and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

26 And Laban said to Jacob,


$ Ju. 17.5.

1Sa. 19.13.


the heart
of Laban.

t ch.15.18.

u ch.46.28.
2Ki. 12. 17.

ch.20.3. Job 33.15. from good to bad.

6 hast stolen

r Job 21.11,

12. y 1Ki.19.20.

z ver. 19.
Ju. 18.24.

a ch.44.9.

ver. 19.


c Ex.20.12.
Lev. 19.32.

d Ep.4.26.

e 1 Cor.6.5.

28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons y and my daughters ? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen z my gods?

31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid : for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from


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Jacob and Laban covenant.

not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; f of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.


B. C. 1739.

42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and k the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked m thee yesternight.

f Ex.22.10.

54 Then Jacob 11 offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his

1 Ex.3.7.

40 Thus I was; in the day the
drought consumed me, and the m 1Ch.12.17. brethren to eat bread: and they
frost by night; and my sleep de-
parted from mine eyes.

did eat bread, and tarried all night
in the mount.

Jude 9.
n ch.26.28.
o Jos.22.27.

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen 9 years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages h ten times.

p ch.28. 18.
Chald. the
heap of

44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, n I and thou;| and let it be for a witness o between me and thee.

45 And Jacob took a stone, p and set it up for a pillar.

46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap and they did eat there upon the heap. 47 And Laban called it 8 Jegarsaha-dutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

h ver.7.

i Ps. 124.1,2.

k ver.53.

48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

9 Heb. the
heap of

10 i, e. a bea

1 Sam. 12.5. Jer.42.5.

43 And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattles ver.45,48. are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have borne?

con, or,

q Ju.11.29.
1 Sam.7.5.

r Ju.11.10.

t Jos.24.2.

u ch. 16.5.

v ver.42.

11 or, killed
w ch.28.1.
x ch.30.25.

Laban returneth.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, t judge betwixt us. u And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

a Ps.91.11.

Heb. 1.14.
b Jos.5.14.
Luke 2.13.
1 i. e. two
c Jos.21.38.

d Lu. 14.31,

e Deut.2.5.

49 And 10 Mizpah; q for he said,
The LORD watch between me and
2 field.
thee, when we are absent one from
f Pr. 15.1.
g ch.33.8,15.
50 If thou shalt afflict my daugh-h ch.35.3.
ters, or if thou shalt take other Ps.107.6.
wives beside my daughters, no man i Ps.50.15.
is with us; see, God is r witness 91. 15.
betwixt me and thee.
k ch.31.3, 13.
51 And Laban said to Jacob, Be-3 I am less
hold this heap, and behold this pil-
than all,
lar, which I have cast betwixt me
and thee;
1 ch.24.27.

52 This heap be witness, s and this m Ps.61.7. pillar be witness, that I will not 85.10 pass over this heap to thee, and n Job 8.7. that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harin.

Ps. 18.35.



55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed w them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place. z

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my flord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now: 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace (CHAP. 32.) gin thy sight.

6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.


1 Jacob's vision: 3 his message, 13
and present to Esau: 24 wrestling
with an angel, he is called Israel.

ND Jacob went on his way, and


2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's ò host: and he called the name of that place 1Mahanaim.c

3 And Jacob sent messengers before him d to Esau his brother, unto the land of e Seir, the 2 country of Edom.

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