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the Smell of my Son is as the Smell of a Field, which ther Loro hath blessed.

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 curseth thee, and blefled be he that blesleth thee.

30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was scarce gone out from the Presence of Isaac his Father, that Esau his Brother came in from his hunting.

31 And he also had made savoury Meat, and brought it to his Father; and said unto his Father, Let my Father arise, and eat of his Son's Venison, that thy Soul may bless me.

3 2 And Isaac his Father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy Son, thy First-born Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who, where is he that hath taken Venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou earnest, and have blesled him? yea, and he (hall be blefled.

34 And when Esau heard the Words of his Father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter Cry, and said unto his Father, Bless me, even me also, O my Father.

35 And he said, Thy Brother came with Subtilty, and hath taken away thy Blcfiing.

36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two Times : he took away my Birthright; and behold, now he hath taken away my Blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a Blessing for me?

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy Lord, and all his Brethren have I given to him for Servants; and with Corn and Wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my Son?

38 w And Esau said unto

his Father, Hast thou but ,„' "ÆÆ W

One BLESSING, my father f ^merited the Biesstng, he was JOBLESS me, even me also, O Jkcted: sot he found no Place of my Father. And Esau lift *=S though h. sought ic

up his Voice, and Wept.

carefully with Teaks.

39 And Isaac his Father ««*• *'• *° By faith lso« Messed answered and said unto him, }?£'?**"" conce,nin8 TMnS*

n 1 • 1 . »^ ■.. « .. 'o come.

Behold, thy Dwelling shall

be the Fatness of the Earth, and of the Dew of Heaven

from above.

40 And by thy Sword {halt thou live, and shalt serve thy Brother: and it shall come to pass, when thou shalt have the Dominion, that thou shalt break his Yoke from off thy Neck.

41 And Esau hated Jacob, because of the Blessing wherewith his Father blefied him: and Esau said in his Heart, The Days of mourning for my Father are at hand, then will I flay my Brother Jacob.

42 And these Words of Esau her elder Son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger Son, and said unto him, Behold, thy Brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

43 Now therefore, my Son, obey my Voice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my Brother at Haran.

44 And tarry with him a few Days, until thy Brother's Fury turn away;

45 Until thy Brother's Anger turn away from thee, and. he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will fend, and fetch thee from thence. Why should I be deprived also of you both in one Day?

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my Life, because of the Daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a Wife of the Daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the Daughters of the Land, what Good shall my Life do me I

CHAP. XXVIIL

l Jacob is blessed, and sent to Padan-aram. 9 Esau marrietb Mahalah the Daughter os Jshmael. 12 The Vision of Jacob's Ladder. 20 Jacob's Vow,

Ver. 1 A ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charJ\ ged him, and said unto him, Thou (halt not take a Wife of the Daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the House of Bethuel thy Mother's Father; and take thee a Wife from thence of the Paughters of Laban thy Mother's Brother,

Hz 3 And

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fru'rtH fill, and multiply thee, that thou mayst be a multitude of People:

4 And give thee the Blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy Seed with thee; that thou mayst inherit the Land ■wherein thou art a Stranger, which Gon. gave unto Abraham.

5 Arid Isaac sent away Jacob, and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, Son of Bethuel the Syrian, the Brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's Mother.

to And Jacob went from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

11 And he lighted upon a certain Place, and tarried there all Night, because the Sun was set: and he took of the Stones of that Place, and put them for his Pillows, and lay down in that Place to sleep.

12 " And he dreamed, and * 7«*»i. u I fay unto yon. Hereafbehold, aLADDER set upon Z'H^ofoT^J^ ft

the tARTH, and the TOP of Descending upon the Son of Man.

it reached to Heaven: and

behold, the Angels of God Ascending and Descending

pn it.

13 y And behold, the Lord * M. i. 1 Cod who at sondiy

STOOD ABOVE it, and said, T'"". and in divers Manners Spa** T ... .u T A r A »> Time past unto the Fathers by the

I Am the Lord God of A- Prophkts,

braham thy Father, and the 2 Hath in these I.ast Days Spokf*

God os Tsiar • trip T Awr. onto ns h? his SoN> whom ne hallV

Vod 01 mac . tne L-and APPOINTtD hkjr of All thisos b < whereon thou Liest, to thee whom also he made the Worlds. 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 to the West, and to the East, and to the North, and to the South: and in Thee, and in thy Seed shall all the Families of the Earth be Blessed.

15 * And behold, I Am

with Thee, and will Keep . * *?''• *!": 5 Let yow Conms*

_..-.. :_ 11 Di L- 1 ,,on De without Covetousness, and.

THEE in all Places Whither be content with such Things as ye. thou goest, and will bring have: for he hath laid, 1 will never

thee again into this Land: "fÆ' nor FO,llA u/T' -n. I T °.„ 6 So that we may boldlv soy, The

tor 1 Will not LEAVE THEE, Lord is my Hv.lpiir, and'l will not;

until I have done that which fiAK what Man &ili do unt0 meI have spoken to thee of.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his Sleep, and he said. Surely the Lord is in This Place J and I knew it nor.

17 » And he was Afraid, * */*'• cxix. 20 My Fleft nm. and said, How Dreadful is %?&£%£££.."* ' "'" this Place! this is none o- -ney. xv. 4 who (hall not Eea* ther but the House of God, »hee> ° Lord, and sionn thy

. .• . . ., /-■ fu . Name? for thou only art Iioit j tot

and this is the Gate of Hea- all nati01)5 ^m ^e and WOMHI,

YEN. before thee; sot thy Judgments are

18 And Jacob rose up ear- made manifestly in the Morning, and took the Stone which he had put for his Pillows, and set it for a Pillar, and poured Oyl upon the Top of it.

19 And he called the Name of that Place Beth-el.

20 ° And Jacob vowed a ., Vow savinsr If God be * » r""-V1-« GonitHEss with vow, laying, ir Vjod Dc Contentmeht is great Gat*. WITH ME, and Will KEEP 7 Foi we brought nothing into this pie in this Way that I go, Wo'1.d' and it is certain we can carry and will give me Bread to ""J AnVhwing Food and Ratmekt, Eat, and Raiment to put let us be therewith Context.

on.

z 1 So that I come again to my Father's House in Peace: then shall the Lord be my God.

22 And this Stone which I have set for a Pillar, shall be God's House: and of all that thou shalt give me, \ will surely give the Tenth unto thee.

CHAP. XXIX.

1 Jacob cometh to the Well of Haran; 13 is entertained by Lab an; 18 covenant eth for Rachel; 23 and is deceived With Leah; but marrieth also Rachel.

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CHAP. XXX.

1 Rachel's Barrenness. 22 She beareth Joseph. 27 Jacob's new Covenant with Laban: 37 His Policy to become rich,

CHAP. XXXI.

j Jacob's Departure from Laban. 22 Laban purfueth him, 43 Their Covenant at Gilead.

CHAP.

CHAP. XXXII.

i Jacob's Vision; 9 his Message, 13 and Present to Esau: 24 Wrestling with an Angel, he is called Israel.

Ver. 1 AND' Jacob went on • H,t- >• 7 of the Anokls he faith,

r\ u- Tit J .»,_ Who maketh his Angels Spirits,

IX his Way, and the and his Ministers , F,ame of FlRK.' Angels of God met him. 14 Ate they not all Mwistrino

2 And When JACOB saw Spirits, sent forth to Minister foe .. , r ■< rrC- r* .„ them who are Heirs of Salvation}

them, he said, This is God S

Host: and he called the Name of that Place Mahanaim.

3 And Jacob sent Messengers before him to Esau his Brother, unto the Land of Seir, the Countrey of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, faying, Thus shall ye speak unto my Lord Esau; Thy Servant Jacob faith thus, I have Sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now.

5 And I have Oxen, and Asses, Flocks, and Men-servants, and Women-servants: • and I have sent to tell my Lord, that I may find Grace in thy sight.

6 And the Messengers returned unto Jacob, faying, We came to thy Brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred Men with him.

7 Then Jacob was greatly Afraid, and Distressed: and he divided the People that was with him, and the Flocks, and Herds, and the Camels into two Bands;

8 And said, If Esau come to the one Company and smite it, then the other Company which is left shall escape.

9 And Jacob said, O God of my Father Abraham, and God of my Father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy Countrey and to thy Kindred, and I will deal Well with thee:

10 I am Not Worthy of the Least of all the MerCies, and of all the Truth, which thou hast Shewed unto thy Servant; for with my Staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two Bands.

11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the Hand of my Brother, from the Hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the Mother with the Children.

12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make shy Seed as the Sand of the Sea, which cannot be nurnbred for Multitude,

'13 And

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