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up the ghost and died; and was ga- || he did eat of his venison: but Re thered unto his people.

bekah loved Jacob. 18 And they dwelt from Havilah 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as Esau came from the field, and he thou goest toward Assyria : and he was faint : died in the presence of all his bre 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed thren.

me, I pray thee, with that same red 19 And these are the generations pottage; for I am faint: therefore was of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham his name called Edom. begat Isaac:

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this 20 And Isaac was forty years old day thy birthright. when he took Rebekah to wife, the 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of at the point to die: and what profit Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the shall this birthright do to me? Syrian.

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me 21 And Isaac intreated the LORD this day; and he sware unto him : for his wife, because she was bar and he sold his birthright unto ren : and the LORD was intreated Jacob. of him, and Rebekah his wife con 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread ceived.

and pottage of lentiles; and he did 22 And the children struggled eat and drink, and rose up, and went together within her; and she said, his way: thus Esau despised his birthIf it be so, why am I thus? And she right. went to enquire of the LORD.

CHAP. XXVI. 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and AND there was a famine in the two manner of people shall be se land, beside the first famine that parated from thy bowels; and the was in the days of Abraham. And one people shall be stronger than the Isaac went unto Abimelech king of other people; and the elder shall the Philistines unto Gerar. serve the younger.

2 And the LORD appeared unto 24 And when her days to be de him, and said, Go not down into livered were fulfilled, behold, there Egypt; dwell in the land which I were twins in her womb.

shall tell thee of: 25 And the first came out red, all 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will over like an hairy garment; and they be with thee, and will bless thee; called his name Esau.

for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I 26 And after that came his bro will give all these countries, and I ther out, and his hand took hold on will perform the oath which I sware Esau's heel; and his name was call unto Abraham thy father; ed Jacob: and Isaac was threescore 4 And I will make thy seed to years old when she bare them. multiply as the stars of heaven, and

27 And the boys grew: and Esau will give unto thy seed all these was a cunning hunter, a man of the countries; and in thy seed shall all field; and Jacob was a plain man, the nations of the earth be blessed; dwelling in tents.

5 Because that Abraham obeyed 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because ll my voice, and kept my charge, my

commandments, my statutes, and I my laws.

6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife ; and he said, She is my sister : for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me fór Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

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.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, 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 an 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.

15 For all the Wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham : and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

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 called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there : and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his

friends, and Phichol the chief cap- | 2 And he said, Behold now, I tain of his army.

am old, I know not the day of my 27 And Isaac said unto them, death: Wherefore come ye to me, seeing 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, ye hate me, and have sent me away thy weapons, thy quiver and thy from you?

bow, and go out to the field, and 28 And they said, We saw cer take me some venison; tainly that the LORD was with thee: 4 And make me savoury meat, and we said, Let there be now an such as I love, and bring it to me, oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and that I may eat; that my soul may thee, and let us make a covenant bless thee before I die. with thee;

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, spake to Esau his son. And Esau as we have not touched thee, and as went to the field to hunt for venison, we have done unto thee nothing but and to bring it. good, and have sent thee away in 6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob peace: thou art now the blessed of her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy the LORD.

father speak unto Esau thy brother, 30 And he made them a feast, saying, and they did eat and drink.

7 Bring me venison, and make me 31 And they rose up betimes in savoury meat, that I may eat, and the morning, and sware one to an bless thee before the LORD before other: and (saac sent them away, my death. . and they departed from him in peace. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey

32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and command thee. told him concerning the well which 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch they had digged, and said unto him, me from thence two good kids of We have found water.

the goats ; and I will make them 33 And he called it Shebah: there savoury meat for thy father, such as fore the name of the city is Beer he loveth : sheba unto this day.

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy 34 And Esau was forty years old father, that he may eat, and that he when he took to wife Judith the may bless thee before his death. daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah Bashemath the daughter of Elon the his mother, Behold, Esau my brother Hittite:

is a hairy man, and I am a smooth 35 Which were a grief of mind man : unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

12 My father peradventure will

feel me, and I shall seem to him as a CHAP. XXVII.

deceiver; and I shall bring a curse AND it came to pass, that when upon me, and not a blessing. Isaac was old, and his eyes were 13 And his mother said unto him, dim, so that he could not see, he Upon me be thy curse, my son : only called Esau his eldest son, and said obey my voice, and go fetch me unto him, My son: and he said them. unto him, Behold, here am I.

14 And he went, and fetched, and

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