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Leah, and the name of the younger 26 And Laban said, It must not was Rachel.

be so done in our country, to give 17 Leah was tender eyed; but the younger before the firstborn. Rachel was beautiful and well fa

27 Fulfil her week, and we will voured.

give thee this also for the service 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and which thou shalt serve with me said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. yet seven other years. 19 And Laban said, It is better

28 And Jacob did so, and fulthat I give her to thee, than that filled her week: and he gave him I should give her to another man: Rachel his daughter to wife also. abide with me.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel 20 And Jacob served seven years his daughter Bilhah his handmaid for Rachel; and they seemed unto to be her maid. him but a few days, for the love

30 And he went in also unto he had to her. 21 And Jacob said unto La- more than Leah, and served with.

Rachel, and he loved also Rachel | ban, Give me my wife, for my him yet seven other years. days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

GENESIS XXXVII:12-30 22 And Laban gathered together B. C. 1729 all the men of the place, and made a feast.

12 || And his brethren went to 23 And it came to pass in the feed their father's flock in Sheevening, that he took Leah his chem. daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

13 And Israel said unto Joseph,

Do not thy brethren feed the flock 24 And Laban gave unto his in Shechem? come, and I will send daughter Leah Zilpah his maid thee unto them. And he said to for an handmaid.

him, Here am I. 25 And it came to pass, that in

14 And he said to him, Go, I the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is pray thee, see whether it be well this thou hast done unto me? did with thy brethren, and well with not | serve with thee for Rachel? the flocks; and bring me word wherefore then hast thou beguiled again. So he sent him out of the me?

vale of Hebron, and he came to

15 || And a certain man found 24 And they took him, and cast him, and, behold, he was wander-him into a pit: and the pit was ing in the field: and the man empty, there was no water in it. asked him, saying, What seekest 25 And they sat down to eat thou?

bread: and they lifted up their 16 And he said, I seek my breth-eyes and looked, and, behold, a ren: tell me, I pray thee, where company of Ishmeelites came from they feed their flocks.

Gilead with their camels bearing 17 And the man said, They are spicery and balm and myrrh, godeparted hence; for I heard them ing to carry it down to Egypt. say, Let us go to Dothan. And 26 And Judah said unto his Joseph went after his brethren, brethren, What profit is it if we and found them in Dothan. slay our brother, and conceal his

18 And when they saw him afar blood ? off, even before he came near unto 27 Come, and let us sell him to them, they conspired against him the Ishmeelites, and let not our to slay him.

hand be upon him; for he is our 19 And they said one to another, brother and our flesh. And his Behold, this dreamer cometh.

brethren were content. 20 Come now therefore, and let

28 Then there passed by Midius slay him, and cast him into anites merchantmen; and they some pit, and we will say, Some drew and lifted up Joseph out of evil beast hath devoured him: and the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishwe shall see what will become of ineelites for twenty pieces of silhis dreams.

ver: and they brought Joseph into

Egypt. 21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands;

29 And Reuben returned unto and said, Let us not kill him.

the pit; and, behold, Joseph was 22 And Reuben said unto them, clothes.

not in the pit; and he rent his Shed no blood, but cast him into

30 And this pit that is in the wilderness, brethren, and said, The child is

he returned unto his and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their not; and I, whither shall I go? hands, to deliver him to his father again.

NUMB. XVI:1-35-B. C. 1471 23 | And it came to pass, when

1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, Joseph was come unto his breth- the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, ren, that they stript Joseph out of and Dathan and Abiram, the sons his coat, his coat of many colours of Eliab, and On, the son of Pethat was on him;

leth, sons of Reuben, took men:


2 And they rose before 10 And he hath brought thee Moses, with certain of the children near to him, and all thy brethren of Israel, two hundred and fifty the sons of Levi with thee: and princes of the assembly, famous in seek ye the priesthood also? the congregation, men of renown: 11 For which cause both thou

3 And they gathered themselves and all thy company are gathered together against Moses and together against the Lord: and against Aaron, and said unto them, what is Aaron, that ye murmur Ye take too much upon you, see- against him? ing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD than and Abiram, the sons of Eli

12 | And Moses sent to call Dais among them: wherefore then

ab: which said, We will not come lift ye up yourselves above the

up: congregation of the Lord? 4 And when Moses heard it, he

13 Is it a small thing that thou fell upon his face:

hast brought us up out of a land 5 And he spake unto Korah and that floweth with milk and honey, unto all his company, saying, to kill us in the wilderness, except Even to morrow the Lord will thou make thyself altogether a shew who are his, and who is holy; prince over us? and will cause him to come near 14 Moreover thou hast

not unto him: even him whom he hath brought us into a land that flowchosen will he cause to come neareth with milk and honey, or given unto him.

us inheritance of fields and vine6 This do; Take you censers, yards: wilt thou put out the eyes korah, and all his company;

of these men? we will not come up. 7 And put fire therein, and put 15 And Moses was very wroth, incense in them before the Lord and said unto the LORD, Respect to morrow: and it shall be that not thou their offering: I have not the man whom the LORD doth taken one ass from them, neither choose, he shall be holy: ye take have I hurt one of them. too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.

16 And Moses said unto Korah,

, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi: Be thou and all thy company be

9 Seemeth it but a small thing fore the Lord, thou, and they and unto you, that the God of Israei Aaron, to morrow: hath separated you from the con- 17 And take every man his cengregation of Israel, to bring you ser, and put incense in them, and near to himself to do the service bring ye before the LORD every of the tabernacle of the Lord, and man his censer, two hundred and to stand before the congregation fifty censers; thou also, and to minister unto them?

Aaron, each of you his censer.

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18 And they took every man his stood in the door of their tents, censer, and put fire in them, and and their wives, and their sons, laid incense thereon, and stood in and their little children. the door of the tabernacle of the 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye congregation with Moses and shall know that the Lord hath sent Aaron.

me to do all these works; for I 19 And Korah gathered all the have not done them of mine own congregation against them unto mind. the door of the tabernacle of the 29 If these men die the common congregation: and the glory of death of all men,' or if they be the LORD appeared unto all the visited after the visitation of all congregation.

men; then the LORD hath not sent 20 And the LORD spake unto

me. Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

30 But if the Lord make a new 21 Separate yourselves from thing, and the earth open her among this congregation, that I mouth, and swallow them up, with may consume them in a moment.

all that appertain unto them, and

they go down quick into the pit; 22 And they fell

then ye

shall understand that these faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one men have provoked the Lord. man sin, and wilt thou be wroth had made an end of speaking all

31 || And it came to pass, as he with all the congregation?

these words, that the ground clave 23 || And the LORD spake unto

asunder that was under them: Moses, saying,

32 And the earth opened her 24 Speak unto the congregation, mouth, and swallowed them up, saying, Get you up from about the and their houses, and all the men tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and that appertained unto Korah, and Abiram.

all their goods. 25 And Moses rose up, and went 33 They, and all that apperunto Dathan and Abiram; and the tained to them, went down alive elders of Israel followed him.

into the pit, and the earth closed 26 And he spake unto the con- upon them: and they perished gregation, saying, Depart, I pray from among the congregation. you, from the tents of these wick- 34 And all Israel that were ed men, and touch nothing of round about them, fled at the cry theirs, lest ye be consumed in all of them: for they said, Lest the their sins.

earth swallow us up also. 27 So they gat up from the tab- 35 And there came out a fire ernacle of Korah, Dathan, and from the LORD, and consumed the Abriam, on every side: and Da- two hundred and fifty men that than and Abiram came out, and offered incense.

God which fed me all my life long JUDGES V:15-16_B. C. 1296

unto this day, 15 And the princes of Issachar

16 The Angel which redeemed were with Deborah; even Issachar,

me from all evil, bless the lads; and also Barak: he was sent on and let my name be named on foot into the valley. For the di- them, and the name of my fathers visions of Reuben there were great Abraham and Isaac; and let them thoughts of heart.

grow into a multitude in the midst 16 Why abodest thou among the of the earth. sheep-folds, to hear the bleatings 17 And when Joseph saw that of the flocks? For the divisions of his father laid his right hand upon Reuben there were great search the head of Ephraim, it displeased ings of heart.

him: and he held up his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's

head unto Manasseh's head. GEN. 48:15-20B. C. 1689

18 And Joseph said unto his 15 And he blessed Joseph, and father, Not so, my father: for this said, God, before whom my fathers is the firstborn; put thy right hand Abraham and Isaac did walk, the upon his head.

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