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God sends Jacob to Beth-el.


The death of Isaac. being few in number, they shall gather them- Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she selves together against me, and slay me, had hard labour.

and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 17 And it came to pass when she was 31 And they said, Should he deal with in hard labour, that the midwife said unto our sister as with a harlot ? her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. CHAP. XXXV. 18 And it came to pass as her soul was

AND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up in departing, (for she died,) that she called

to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make his name Ben-oni: but his father called there an altar unto God, that appeared unto him Benjamin. thee when thou fleddest from the face of 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in Esau thy brother, the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean and change your garments:

3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will there make an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their ear-rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he and all the people that were with him.

7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el, under an oak and the name of it was called Allon-bachuth. :

9¶ And God appeared unto Jacob again when he came out of Padan-aram; and blessed him..

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; and he called his name Israel.


11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.

12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

13 And God went up from him, in the place where he talked with him.

21 T And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:

25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali :

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.

27¶ And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah (which is Hebron) where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore years.

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.


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2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite ; 3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz ; and Bashemath bare Reuel;

5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: These are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the 6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, place where he talked with him, even a and his daughters, and all the persons of pillar of stone: and he poured a drink- his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. and all his substance which he had got in 15 And Jacob called the name of the the land of Canaan; and went into the place where God spake with him, Beth-el. country from the face of his brother Jacob. 16. And they journeyed from Beth-el ;| 7 For their riches were more than that and there was but a little way to come to they might dwell together: and the land

The generations of Esau.


The kings of Edom wherein they were strangers could not shon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, bear them, because of their cattle. and Cheran.

8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

9 And these are the generations of Esau

27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.

28 The children of Dishan are these ;

the father of the Edomites, in mount Seir: Uz, and Aran.

10 These are the names of Esau's sons; 29 These are the dukes that came of Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau; the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of duke Zibeon, duke Anah,


11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, T'eman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir. 12 And Timna was concubine to Eli- 31 ¶ And these are the kings that reignphaz, Esau's son; and she bare toEliphaz, ed in the land of Edom, before there reignAmalek: these were the sons of Adah, ed any king over the children of Israel. Esau's wife. 32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in

13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Edom: and the name of his city was DinNahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Miz- habah. zah these were the sons of Bashemath, Esau's wife.

14 T And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau, Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. 15 T These were dukes of the.sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, the first-born son of Esau, duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,

16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes that came of Eliphaz, in the land of Edom: these were the sons of Adah.

33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.

35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad (who smote Midian in the field of Moab) reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.

36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead. 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

17 ¶ And these are the sons of Reuel, 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the name of his city was Pau; and his the dukes that came of Reuel, in the land wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Edom: these are the sons of Bashemath, of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. Esau's wife. 40 And these are the names of the dukes 18 And these are the sons of Aholiba- that came of Esau, according to their famah, Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaa-milies, after their places, by their names; lam, duke Korah: these were the dukes duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, that came of Aholibamah the daughter of 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Anah, Esau's wife. Pinon.

19 These are the sons of Esau (who is Edom) and these are their dukes.

20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,

42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations, in the land of their possession: 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: he is Esau, the father of the Edomites. these are the dukes of the Horites, the CHAP. XXXVII. children of Seir in the land of Edom.

22 And the children of Lotan were Ho-AND Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land ri, and Heman: and Lotan's sister was of Canaan. Timna.

2 These are the generations of Jacob. 23 And the children of Shobal were Joseph being seventeen years old, was these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, feeding the flock with his brethren, and Shepho, and Onam. the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and 24 And these are the children of Zibeon; with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah and Joseph brought unto his father their that found the mules in the wilderness, as evil report. he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than 25 And the children of Anah were these: all his children, because he was the son of Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of his old age: and he made him a coat of Anah. many colours.

26 And these are the children of Di- 4 And when his brethren saw that their

Joseph's dreams.


He is sold by his brethren. father loved him more than all his brethren, 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed they hated him, and could not speak no blood, but cast him into this pit that is peaceably unto him. in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon

5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and him; that he might rid him out of their he told it his brethren: and they hated hands, to deliver him to his father again. him yet the more. 23¶ And it came to pass when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of

6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

7 For behold, we were binding sheaves many colours that was on him.

in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and

24 And they took him, and cast him also stood upright; and behold, your into a pit: and the pit was empty, there sheaves stood round about, and made obei-was no water in it. sance to my sheaf.

25 And they sat down to eat bread: and

& And his brethren said unto him, Shalt they lifted up their eyes and looked, and thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou behold, a company of Ishmeelites came indeed have dominion over us? And they from Gilead, with their camels bearing hated him yet the more for his dreams and spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to for his words. carry it down to Egypt.

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, What profit is it if we slay our brother, I have dreamed a dream more: and be- and conceal his blood?

hold, the sun and the moon and the eleven 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishstars made obeisance to me.

meelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, and our flesh: and his brethren were content.

10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that 28 Then there passed by Midianites, thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mo- merchant-men; and they drew and lifted ther and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

12 ¶ And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.

up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

29 ¶ And Reuben returned unto the pit; and behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and he rent his clothes.

30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not: and I, whither shall I go?

31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood:

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me 32 And they sent the coat of many coword again. So he sent him out of the vale lours, and they brought it to their father; of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

15 And a certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him: Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

16 And he said I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. 17 And the man said, They are departed hence: for I heard them say, Let us go 35 And all his sons and all his daughters to Dothan. And Joseph went after his rose up to comfort him; but he refused to brethren, and found them in Dothan. be comforted; and he said, For I will go 18 And when they saw him afar off, down into the grave unto my son mourneven before he came near unto them, they ing. Thus his father wept for him. conspired against him to slay him.

36 And the Midianites sold him into

19 And they said one to another, Be- Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharahold this dreamer cometh. oh's, and captain of the guard. CHAP. XXXVIII.

20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit; and we

will say, Some evil beast hath devoured AND it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, him; and we shall see what will become and turned into a certain Adullamite, whose of his dreams. name was Hirah.

21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

The trespass of Onan.

CHAP. XXXIX. Joseph advanced by Potiphar.

3 And she conceived, and bare a son; pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not. and he called his name Er.

4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.

21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot that was openly by the way-side? And they said,

5 And she yet again conceived and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and There was no harlot in this place.

he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

22 And he returned to Judah, and said,

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this first-born, whose name was Tamar.

7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wick-place. ed in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in this kid, and thou hast not found her. unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

24 T And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, say9 And Onan knew that the seed should ing, Tamarthy daughter-in-law hath playnot be his and it came to pass, when he ed the harlot; and also, behold, she is went in unto his brother's wife, that he with child by whoredom. And Judah said, 25 When she was brought forth, she spilled it on the ground, lest that he should Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. give seed to his brother. 10 And the thing which he did dis-sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the pleased the LORD: wherefore he slew him man whose these are, am I with child: and


11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown; (for he said, Lest peradventure he die also as his brethren did.) And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.

12 ¶ And in process of time, the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died: and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Be-a hold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Timnath, to shear his sheep.

she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are
these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and
said, She hath been more righteous than I;
because that I gave her not to Shelah my
27 And it came to pass in the time of her
son: and he knew her again no more.
travail, that behold, twins were in her

28 And it came to pass when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 29 And it came to pass as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came 14 And she put her widow's garments out; and she said, How hast thou broken off from her, and covered her with a vail, forth? this breach be upon thee: there30 And afterward came out his brother and wrapped herself, and sat in an open fore his name was called Pharez. place, which is by the way to Timnath: for and his name was called Zarah. she saw that Shelah was grown, and she that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; CHAP. XXXIX. was not given unto him to wife.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face.

ND Joseph was brought down to

A Egypt:

16 And he turned unto her by the way, Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egypand said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come tian, bought him of the hands of the Ishin unto thee; (for he knew not that she was meelites, which had brought him down his daughter-in-law:) and she said, What thither. wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man: and he was in 17 And he said I will send thee a kid the house of his master the Egyptian. from the flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that

18 And he said, What pledge shall I he did to prosper in his hand. 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, give thee? and she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine and he served him: and he made him hand and he gave it her, and came in overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. unto her, and she conceived by him.

5 And it came to pass from the time 19 And she arose and went away and laid by her vail from her, and put on the that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the garments of her widowhood. 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the


• Potiphar's wife tempts Joseph.

GENESIS. The butler and baker imprisoned.

LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; be6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's cause the LORD was with him: and that hand; and he knew not aught he had, save which he did, the LORD made it to prosper. the bread which he did eat: "and Joseph CHAP. XL.

ND it came to pass after these things,

was a goodly person, and well-favoured. A that the butler of the king of Egypt

7¶And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon and his baker had offended their lord the Joseph and she said, Lie with me. king of Egypt.

8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in the house 9 There is none greater in this house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, than I; neither hath he kept back any thing the place where Joseph was bound. from me, but thee, because thou art his 4 And the captain of the guard charged wife: how then can I do this great wicked-Joseph with them, and he served them; ness, and sin against God? and they continued a season in ward. 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to 5 And they dreamed a dream both Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not of them, each man his dream in one night, unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. each man according to the interpretation 11 And it came to pass about this time, of his dream; the butler and the baker of that Joseph went into the house to do his the king of Egypt, which were bound in business; and there was none of the men the prison.

of the house there within.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the 12 And she caught him by his garment, morning, and looked upon them, and besaying, Lie with me: and he left his gar-hold, they were sad.

ment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that 13 And it came to pass, when she saw were with him in the ward of his lord's that he had left his garment in her hand, house, saying, Wherefore look ye so and was fled forth, sadly to-day?

14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See,

8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interhe hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to preter of it. And Joseph said unto them mock us: he came in unto me to lie with Do not interpretations belong to God? me, and I cried with a loud voice: Tell me them, I pray you.

15 And it came to pass, when he heard 9 And the chief butler told his dream that I lifted up my voice and cried, that to Joseph, and said unto him, In my dream, he left his garment with me, and fled, and behold, a vine was before me; got him out.

16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

18 And it came to pass as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.

10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:

11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branch19 And it came to pass, when his mas-es are three days: ter heard the words of his wife, which 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh she spake unto him, saying, After this lift up thine head, and restore thee unto manner did thy servant to me; that his thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's wrath was kindled. cup into his hand, after the former manner 20 And Joseph's master took him, and when thou wast his butler. put him into the prison, a place where the 14 But think on me when it shall be king's prisoners were bound: and he was well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray there in the prison. thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto 21 But the LORD was with Joseph, Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: and shewed him mercy, and gave him fa15 For indeed I was stolen away out vour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. of the land of the Hebrews: and here also 22 And the keeper of the prison com- have I done nothing that they should put mitted to Joseph's hand all the prisoners me into the dungeon.

that were in the prison; and whatsoever 16 When the chief baker saw that the they did there, he was the door of it. interpretation was good, he said unto Jo

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