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He groweth rich. GENESIS

God blesseth hum. looked out at a window, and saw, 21 And they digged another well, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with and strove for that also: and he Rebekah his wife.

called the name of it Sitnah. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and 22 And he removed from thence, said, Behold, of a surety she is thy and digged another well; and for wife: and how saidst thou, She is that they strove not: and he called my sister? And Isaac said unto him, the name of it Rehoboth; and he Because I said, Lest I die for her. said, For now the Lord hath made 10 And Abimelech said, What is room for us, and we shall be fruitthis thou hast done unto us? one of ful in the land. the people might lightly have lain 23 And he went up from thence to with thy wife, and thou shouldest Beer-sheba. have brought guiltiness upon us. 24 And the LORD appeared unto

11 And Abimelech charged all his him the same night, and said, I am people, saying, He that toucheth the God of Abraham thy father : this man or his wife shall surely be fear not, for I am with thee, and put to death

will bless thee, and multiply thy 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, seed for my servant Abraham's and received in the same year a sake. hundredfold: and the Lord blessed | 25 And he builded an altar there,

and called upon the name of the 13 And the man waxed great, and LORD, and pitched his tent there : went forward, and grew until he and there Isaac's servants digged a became very great:

well. 14 For he had possession of flocks, | 26 | Then Abimelech went to him and possession of herds, and great from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of store of servants : and the Philis- his friends, and Phichol the chief tines envied him.

captain of his army. 15 For all the wells which his fa- 27 And Isaac said unto them, ther's servants had digged in the Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye days of Abraham his father, the hate me, and have sent me away Philistines had stopped them, and from you ? filled them with earth.

28 And they said, We saw certain16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, I ly that the LORD was with thee: Go from us; for thou artmuch might- and we said, Let there be now an ier than we.

oath betwixt us, even betwixt us 17 And Isaac departed thence, and thee, and let us make a coveand pitched his tent in the valley of nant with thee; Gerar, and dwelt there.

1 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, 18 And Isaac digged again the as we have not touched thee, and wells of water, which they had dig- as we have done unto thee nothing ged in the days of Abraham his fa- | but good, and have sent thee away ther; for the Philistines had stopped in peace: thou art now the blessed them after the death of Abraham: 1 of the LORD. and he called their names after the 30 And he made them a feast, and names by which his father had call- they did eat and drink. ed them.

| 31 And they rose up betimes in the 19 And Isaac's servants digged in morning, and sware one to another: the valley, and found there a well and Isaac sent them away, and they of springing water.

departed from him in peace. 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did 32 And it came to pass the same strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, day, that Isaac's servants came, and The water is ours: and he called told him concerning the well which the name of the well Esek; because they had digged, and said unto him, they strove with him.

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Esau sent for venison. GENESIS. Jacob decerving Isaac

33 And he called it Shebah: there- | mother, Behold, Esau my brother is fore the name of the city is Beer- a hairy man, and I am a smooth sheba unto this day.

man: 34 T And Esau was forty years' 12 My father peradventure will old when he took to wife Judith the feel me, and I shall seem to him as daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and a deceiver; and I shall bring a Bashemath the daughter of Elon the curse upon me, and not a blessing. Hittite :

13 And his mother said unto him, 35 Which were a grief of mind | Upon me be thy curse, my son: onunto Isaac and to Rebekah. ly obey my voice, and go fetch me CHAPTER XXVII.

them. Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Jacob, instruct

14 And he went, and fetched, and ed by Rebekah, 18 obtaineth the blessing. 34 Esau brought them to his mother: and complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a

| his mother made savoury meat, such blessing. 41 He threateneth Jacob's life. 43 Rebekah sendeth Jacob to Laban.

as his father loved. AND it came to pass, that when 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiA Isaac was old, and his eyes were ment of her eldest son Esau, which dim, so that he could not see, he were with her in the house, and called Esau his eldest son, and said put them upon Jacob her younger unto him, My son: and he said un- son: to him, Behold, here am I.

I 16 And she put the skins of the 2 And he said, Behold now, I am kids of the goats upon his hands, old, I know not the day of my death: and upon the smooth of his neck :

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, 17 And she gave the savoury thy weapons, thy quiver and thy meat and the bread, which she had bow, and go out to the field, and prepared, into the hand of her son take me some venison;

| Jacob. 4 And make me savoury meat, 18 And he came unto his fasuch as I love, and bring it to me, ther, and said, My father: and he that I may eat; that my soul may said, Here am I; who art thou, my bless thee before I die.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac 19 And Jacob said unto his father, spake to Esau his son. And Esau I am Esau thy firstborn; I have went to the field to hunt for veni- done according as thou badest me: son, and to bring it.

arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of 6 And Rebekah spake unto Ja- my venison, that thy soul may bless cob her son, saying, Behold, I heard me. thy father speak unto Esau thy 20 And Isaac said unto his son, brother, saying,

How is it that thou hast found it so 7 Bring me venison, and make me quickly, my son ? And he said, Besavoury meat, that I may eat, and cause the LORD thy God brought it bless thee before the LORD before to me. my death.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, 8 Now therefore, my son, obey | Come near, I pray thee, that I may my voice according to that which I feel thee, my son, whether thou be command thee.

my very son Esau or not. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch | 22 And Jacob went near unto me from thence two good kids of Isaac his father; and he felt him, the goats; and I will make them and said, The voice is Jacob's savoury meat for thy father, such as voice, but the hands are the hands he loveth:

of Esau. 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy 23 And he discerned him not, befather, that he may eat, and that he cause his hands were hairy, as his may bless thee before his death. I brother Esau's hands : so he blessed 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his / him.

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obtaineth the blessing. GENESIS. Jacob's life threatened.

24 And he said, Art thou my very | with subtilty, and hath taken away son Esau? And he said, I am. thy blessing.

25 And he said, Bring it near to 36 And he said, Is not he rightly me, and I will eat of my son's veni- named Jacob? for he hath supplantson, that my soul may bless thee.ed me these two times: he took And he brought it near to him, and away my birthright; and, behold, he did eat: and he brought him now he hath taken away my blesswine, and he drank.

ing. And he said, Hast thou not re26 And his father Isaac said unto served a blessing for me? him, Come near now, and kiss me, 37 And Isaac answered and said my son.

unto Esau, Behold, I have made him 27 And he came near, and kissed thy lord, and all his brethren have him: and he smelled the smell of I given to him for servants; and his raiment, and blessed him, and with corn and wine have I sustainsaid, See, the smell of my son is as ed him: and what shall I do now the smell of a field which the LORD unto thee, my son? hath blessed:

38 And Esau said unto his father, 28 Therefore God give thee of the Hast thou but one blessing, my fadew of heaven, and the fatness of ther? bless me, even me also, O my the earth, and plenty of corn and father. And Esau lifted up his voice,

and wept. 29 Let people serve thee, and na- | 39 And Isaac his father answered tions bow down to thee: be lord and said unto him, Behold, thy dwellover thy brethren, and let thy moth-ing shall be the fatness of the earth, er's sons bow down to thee: cursed and of the dew of heaven from above; be every one that curseth thee, and 40 And by thy sword shalt thou blessed be he that blesseth thee. live, and shalt serve thy brother:

30 And it came to pass, as soon and it shall come to pass when thou as Isaac had made an end of bless-shalt have the dominion, that thou ing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce shalt break his yoke from off thy gone out from the presence of Isaac neck. his father, that Esau his brother | 41 | And Esau hated Jacob became in from his hunting.

cause of the blessing wherewith his 31 And he also had made savoury father blessed him: and Esau said meat, and brought it unto his fa- in his heart, The days of mourning ther, and said unto his father, Let for my father are at hand; then my father arise, and eat of his son's will I slay my brother Jacob. venison, that thy soul may bless! 42 And these words of Esau her me.

elder son were told to Rebekah : and 32 And Isaac his father said unto she sent and called Jacob her younghim, Who art thou? And he said, I er son, and said unto him, Behold, Tam thy son, thy firstborn, Esau. thy brother Esau, as touching thee,

33 And Isaac trembled very ex- doth comfort himself, purposing to ceedingly, and said, Who? where is kill thee. he that hath taken venison, and 43 Now therefore, my son, obey brought it me, and I have eaten of my voice; and arise, flee thou to all before thou camest, and have Laban my brother to Haran; blessed him? yea, and he shall be 44 And tarry with him a few days, blessed.

| until thy brother's fury turn away; 34 And when Esau heard the words 45 Until thy brother's anger turn of his father, he cried with a great away from thee, and he forget that and exceeding bitter cry, and said which thou hast done to him: then unto his father, Bless me, even me I will send, and fetch thee from also, O my father.

thence: why should I be deprived 35 And he said, Thy brother camel also of you both in one day?

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Jacob sent away.pl GENESIS

Jacob's vision 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I Beer-sheba, and went toward Ha. am weary of my life because of the ran. daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a 11 And he lighted upon a certain wife of the daughters of Heth, such place, and tarried there all night, as these which are of the daughters because the sun was set; and he of the land, what good shall my life took of the stones of that place, and do me?

put them for his pillows, and lay CHAPTER XXVIII. down in that place to sleep. Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to Palan | 12 And he dreamed, and behold a aram. 6 Esau marrieth the daughter of Ish-ladden at m mael.

an the month and al 10 Jacob's vision of a ladder.

ladder set up on the earth, and the

18 The stone of Beth-el. 20 Jacob's cow,

top of it reached to heaven: and be AND Isaac called Jacob, and hold the angels of God ascending A blessed him, and charged him, and descending on it. and said unto him, Thou shalt not 13 And, behold, the LORD stood take a wife of the daughters of Ca- above it, and said, I am the Lord naan.

God of Abraham thy father, and 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the the God of Isaac: the land whereon house of Bethuel thy mother's father; thou liest, to thee will I give it, and and take thee a wife from thence to thy seed; of the daughters of Laban thy moth- 14 And thy seed shall be as the er's brother.

dust of the earth; and thou shalt 3 And God Almighty bless thee, spread abroad to the west, and to and make thee fruitful, and multi- the east, and to the north, and to ply thee, that thou mayest be a the south: and in thee and in thy multitude of people;

seed shall all the families of the 4 And give thee the blessing of earth be blessed. I Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed 15 And, behold, I am with thee, with thee; that thou mayest inherit and will keep thee in all places the land wherein thou art a stran- whither thou goest, and will bring ger, which God gave unto Abra- thee again into this land; for I will ham.

not leave thee, until I have done 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and that which I have spoken to thee of. he went to Padan-aram unto La- 16 9 And Jacob awaked out of his ban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and is in this place; and I knew it not. Esau's mother.

17 And he was afraid, and said, 6 When Esau saw that Isaac How dreadful is this place! this is had blessed Jacob, and sent him none other but the house of God, away to Padan-aram, to take him a and this is the gate of heaven. wife from thence; and that as he 18 And Jacob rose up early in the blessed him he gave him a charge, morning, and took the stone that he saying, Thou shalt not take a wife had put for his pillows, and set it of the daughters of Canaan; (up for a pillar, and poured oil upon

7 And that Jacob obeyed his fa- the top of it. ther and his mother, and was gone 19 And he called the name of that to Padan-aram;

I place Beth-el: but the name of that 8 And Esau seeing that the daugh- city was called Luz at the first. ters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, say. father;

ing, If God will be with me, and 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael will keep me in this way that I go, and took, unto the wives which he and will give me bread to eat, and had, Mahalath the daughter of Ish- raiment to put on, mael Abraham's son, the sister of 21 So that I come again to my faNebajoth, to be his wife.

ther's house in peace; then shall 10 And Jacob went out from the Lord be my God:

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Jacob cometh to Haran. GENESIS. He serveth for Rachel.

22 And this stone, which I have | 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and set for a pillar, shall be God's house: lifted up his voice, and wept. and of all that thou shalt give me 1 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he will surely give the tenth unto thee. was her father's brother, and that he

was Rebekah's son: and she ran CHAPTER XXIX.

and told her father. Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He meeleth Rachel ; 13 and is entertained by Laban. 18

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, He covenanteth for Rachel, 23 bül is deceived | ban heard the tidings of Jacob his with Leak, 28 He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more. 32 Leah bear.

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sister's son, that he ran to meet him, eth Reuben, 33 Simeon, 34 Levi, 35 and Judah. and embraced him, and kissed him, ITHEN Jacob went on his journey, and brought him to his house. And

I and came into the land of the he told Laban all these things. people of the east.

| 14 And Laban said to him, Surely 2 And he looked, and behold a well thou art my bone and my flesh. And in the field, and, lo, there were three he abode with him the space of a flocks of sheep lying by it; for out month. of that well they watered the flocks: 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, and a great stone was upon the Because thou art my brother, shouldwell's mouth.

est thou therefore serve me for 3 And thither were all the flocks nought ? tell me, what shall thy gathered: and they rolled the stone wages be? from the well's mouth, and watered 16 And Laban had two daughters. the sheep, and put the stone again the name of the elder was Leah, and upon the well's mouth in his place. the name of the younger was Rachel, 4 And Jacob said unto them, My ! 17 Leah was tender eyed; but brethren, whence be ye? And they Rachel was beautiful and well fasaid, Of Haran are we.

voured. 5 And he said unto them, Know 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and ye Laban the son of Nahor? And said, I will serve thee seven years they said, We know him.

| for Rachel thy younger daughter, 6 And he said unto them, Is he 19 And Laban said, It is better well? And they said, He is well: that I give her to thee, than that I and, behold, Rachel his daughter should give her to another man: cometh with the sheep.

abide with me. 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high 20 And Jacob served seven years day, neither is it time that the cat for Rachel; and they seemed unto tle should be gathered together: ( him but a few days, for the love he water ye the sheep, and go and feed | had to her. them.

| 21 | And Jacob said unto Laban, 8 And they said, We cannot, until | Give me my wife, for my days are all the flocks be gathered together, fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. and till they roll the stone from the 22 And Laban gathered together well's mouth; then we water the all the men of the place, and made sheep.

a feast. 9 And while he yet spake with | 23 And it came to pass in the eventhem, Rachel came with her father's ing, that he took Leah his daughter. sheep: for she kept them. and brought her to him; and he

10 And it came to pass, when Ja- went in unto her. cob saw Rachel the daughter of 24 And Laban gave unto his daughLaban his mother's brother, and the ter Leah Zilpah his maid for a hand. sheep of Laban his mother's brother, maid. that Jacob went near, and rolled 25 And it came to pass, that in the stone from the well's mouth, and the morning, behold, it was Leah: watered the flock of Laban his and he said to Laban, What is this mother's brother.

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