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Abraham's death and burial.

GENESIS. The birth of Esau and Jacob.

7 And these are the days of the years ed were fulfilled, behold, there were twins of Abraham's life which he lived, a hun-in her womb. dred threescore and fifteen years.

25 And the first came out red, all over 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, like an hairy garment: and they called and died in a good old age, an old man, his name Esau. and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field was threescore years old when she bare of Ephron the Son of Zohar the Hittite, them. which is before Mamre ;

27 And the boys grew and Esau was 10 The field which Abraham purchased a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham Jacob was a plain man dwelling in tents. buried, and Sarah his wife. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: and Isaac dwelt by the well Labai-roi.

12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham.

13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.


30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

32, And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and these are their names, by their towns, and drink, and rose up, and went his way: by their castles; twelve princes according thus Esau despised his birthright. to their nations. CHAP. XXVI.

17 And these are the years of the life of AND there was a famine in the land, Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and se- besides the first famine that was in ven years: and he gave up the ghost and the days of Abraham. And Isaac went died, and was gathered unto his people. unto Abimelech king of the Philistines 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto unto Gerar. Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria; and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt: dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. 19 ¶ And these are the generations of 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat with thee, and will bless thee: for unto Isaac: thee, and unto thy seed I will give all these 20 And Isaac was forty years old when countries, and I will perform the oath he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of which I sware unto Abraham thy father; Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply sister to Laban the Syrian. as the stars of heaven, and will give unto

21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for thy seed all these countries: and in thy his wife, because she was barren: and the seed shall all the nations of the earth be LORD was entreated of him, and Rebe-blessed: kah his wife conceived.


5 Because that Abraham obeyed my 22 And the children struggled together voice, and kept my charge, my commandwithin her and she said, If it be so, why ments, my statutes, and my laws. I thus? And she went to inquire of the 6 T And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: LORD. 7 And the men of the place asked him 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two of his wife; and he said, She is my sisnations are in thy womb, and two manner ter: for he feared to say, She is my wife; of people shall be separated from thy lest, said he, the men of the place should bowels and the one people shall be kill me for Rebekah; because she was stronger than the other people; and the fair to look upon.

elder shall serve the younger.

8 And it came to pass when he had 24 T And when her days to be deliver-been there a long time, that Abimelech

The Philistines envy Isaac.

CHAP. XXVII. He covenants with Abimelech.

king of the Philistines looked out at a called upon the name of the LORD, and window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was pitched his tent there and there Isaac's sporting with Rebekah his wife. servants digged a well. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and 26 ¶ Then Abimelech went to him from said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And and Phichol the chief captain of his army. Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest 27 And Isaac said unto them, WhereI die for her. fore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?

10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness

upon us.

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

11 And Abimelech charged all his peo-a covenant with thee; ple, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

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

13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

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

29 That 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 of the LORD.

30 And he made them 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.

15 For all the wells which his father's 32 And it came to pass the same day, servants had digged in the days of Abra- that Isaac's servants came and told him ham his father, the Philistines had stopped concerning the well which they had digthem, and filled them with earth. ged, and said unto him, We have found

16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go water. from us: for thou art much mightier than we. 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore 17 T And Isaac departed thence, and the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and this day.

dwelt there.

34 And Esau was forty years old when

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of he took to wife Judith the daughter of water which they had digged in the days Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the of Abraham his father; for the Philistines daughter of Elon the Hittite:

had stopped them after the death of Abra

35 Which were a grief of mind unto ham: and he called their names after the Isaac and to Rebekah.

names by which his father had called them.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the


valley, and found there a well of springing Await came to pass, that when Isaac


20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.

21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah,

22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

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

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

25 And he builded an altar there, and

old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he 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 the day of my death:

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

4 And make me savoury meat, such as love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.


5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son: and Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

6 ¶ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

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

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me

Isaac sends Esau for venison.


Jacob obtains a blessing.

from thence two good kids of the goats; of my son is as the smell of a field which and I will make them savoury meat for thy the LORD hath blessed: 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 man, and I am a smooth man:

28 Therefore God give thee of 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 bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curs. eth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

1. My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a 30 And it came to pass, as soon as blessing. Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from me be thy curse, my son; only obey my the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau voice, and go fetch me them. his brother came in from his hunting. 14 And he went, and fetched, and 31 And he also had made savoury meat, brought them to his mother: and his mo- and brought it unto his father; and said ther made savoury meat, such as his father unto his father, Let my father arise, and loved. eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment bless me. of her eldest son Esau, which were with 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, her in the house, and put them upon Ja-Who art thou? And he said, I am thy cob her younger son: son, thy first-born, Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceeding

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the ly, and said, Who? where is he that hath smooth of his neck: taken venison, and brought it me, and I and have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.

17 And she gave the savoury meat the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and 34 And when Esau heard the words of said, My father. And he said, Here am I; his father, he cried with a great and exwho art thou, my son? ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his fa19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am ther, Bless me, even me also, O my Esau thy first-born; I have done accord-father!

ing as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, 35 And he said, Thy brother came with sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. may bless me. 36 And he said, Is he not rightly named

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my two times: he took away my birth-right; son? And he said, Because the LORD thy and behold, now he hath taken away my God brought it to me. blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau,

or not.

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his for servants; and with corn and wine have father; and he felt him, and said, The I sustained him: and what shall I do now voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are unto thee, my son?

the hands of Esau.

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast 23 And he discerned him not, because thou but one blessing, my father? bless his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's me, even me also, O my father! And Esau hands: so he blessed him. lifted up his voice, and wept.

24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

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;

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 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, near to him, and he did eat: and he and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall brought him wine, and he drank. come to pass when thou shalt have the do26 And his father Isaac said unto him, minion, that thou shalt break his yoke from Come near now, and kiss me, my son. off thy neck.

27 And he came near, and kissed him: 41 And Esau hated Jacob because of and he smelled the smell of his raiment, the blessing wherewith his father blessed and blessed him, and said, See, the smell him and Esau said in his heart, The days

Jacob is sent to Padan-aram. CHAP. XXVIII, XXIX.

His vision and vow.

of mourning for my father are at hand, then place, and put them for his pillows, and
lay down in that place to sleep.
12 And be dreamed, and behold, a lad-
will I slay my brother Jacob.
42 And these words of Esau her elder
son were told to Rebekah: and she sent der set up on the earth, and the top of it
and called Jacob her younger son, and said reached to heaven: and behold, the angels
unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as of God ascending and descending on it.
touching thee, doth comfort himself, pur-
posing to kill thee.

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;

44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;

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 shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away to the west, and to the east, and to the from thee, and he forget that which thou north, and to the south and in thee and hast done to him: then I will send, and in thy seed shall all the families of the fetch thee from thence. Why should I be earth be blessed. deprived also of you both in one day?·

15 And behold, I am with thee, and

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am will keep thee in all places whither thou weary of my life, because of the daughters goest, and will bring thee again into this of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daugh- land: for I will not leave thee, until I have 16 T And Jacob awaked out of his ters of Heth, such as these which are of the done that which I have spoken to thee of. daughters of the land, what good shall my sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in life do me? this place; and I knew it not.


ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed 1 And he was afraid, and said, How A him, and charged him, and said unto dreadful is this place! this is none other him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. daughters of Canaan.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take morning, and took the stone that he had thee a wife from thence of the daughters put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. of Laban thy mother's brother.

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

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

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; God will be with me, and will keep me father's that thou mayest inherit the land wherein in this way that I go, and will give me 21 So that I come again to my thou art a stranger, which God gave unto bread to eat, and raiment to put on, Abraham. God: house in peace; then shall the LORD be my

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

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


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


HEN Jacob on journey, and Tune into the land of the people o

the east.

2 And he looked, and behold, a well in 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and his mother, and was gone to Padan- the field, and lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth. Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; 3 And thither were all the flocks ga9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had, Maha-thered: and they rolled the stone from the lath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's well's mouth and watered the sheep, and son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. put the stone again upon the well's mouth 10 T And Jacob went out from Beer-in his place. sheba, and went toward Haran.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My breth11 And he lighted upon a certain place, ren, whence be ye? And they said, Of and tarried there all night, because the sun Haran are we. was set: and he took of the stones of that!

5 And he said unto them, Know ye La


Jacob is entertained by Laban. GENESIS. He serves for Leah and Rachel, ban the son of Nahor? And they said, We 25 And it came to pass, that in the know him. morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto And they said, He is well and behold, me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel ? Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, 26 And Laban said, It must not be so neither is it time that the cattle should be done in our country, to give the younger gathered together: water ye the sheep, before the first-born.

and go and feed them.


27 Fulfil her week, and we will give 8 And they said, We cannot, until all thee this also, for the service which thou the flocks be gathered together, and till shalt serve with me yet even other years. they roll the stone from the well's mouth; 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her then we water the sheep. week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

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

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid. 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban and served with him yet seven other years. his mother's brother, that Jacob went 31 And when the LORD saw that ́near, and rolled the stone from the well's Leah was hated, he opened her womb : mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his but Rachel was barren. mother's brother.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon 12 And Jacob told Rache! that he was my affliction; now therefore my husband her father's brother, and that he was Rebe-will love me."

up his voice, and wept.

kah's son; and she ran and told her father. 33 And she conceived again, and bare 13 And it came to pass, when Laban a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, heard that I was hated, he hath therefore that he ran to meet him, and embraced given me this son also: and she called his him, and kissed him, and brought him to his name Simeon. house. And he told Laban all these things.

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

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 name called Levi.

15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Be- 35 And she conceived again, and bare cause thou art my brother, shouldest thou a son: and she said, Now will I praise therefore serve me for nought? tell me, the LORD: therefore she called his name what shall thy wages be? Judah, and left bearing. CHAP. XXX.

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

AND when Rachel saw that she bare

Jacob no children, Rachel envied 17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

was beautiful and well-favoured.

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

2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee

19 And Laban said, It is better that I the fruit of the womb? give her to thee, than that I should give 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilher to another man: abide with me. hah, go in unto her; and she shall bear 20 And Jacob served seven years for Ra- upon my knees, that I may also have chilchel; and they seemed unto him but a few dren by her. days, for the love he had to her.

21 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.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she

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

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

7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid,conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

8 And Rachel said, With great wrest

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