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CHAP. XXVII. Jacob by subtilty obtaineth the blessing.
35 Which 'were ta grief of mind un- said, My father: and he said, Here
to Isaac and to Rebekah.

I; who art thou, my son?

19 And Jacob said unto his father, I
1 lsace sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Rebekah an Esau thy firstborn; I have done ac-
instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing: 15 cording as thou badest me: arise, I pray
Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth thee, sit and eat of my venison, othat thy
it. 30 Esau bringeth venison. 33 Isaac


bless me.
trembleth. 34 Esau complaineth, and by im-

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How
portunity obtaineth a blessing. 41 He threat-
eneth Jacob. 42 Rebekah disappointeth it.

is it that thou hast found it so quickly,
A NDosit came to pass that when i Isaac my sona band he said, Because the LORD

was old, and his dim, so thy God brought it 1 Sea 3* that he could not see, he called Esau his 21 And Isaac saidunto Jacob, Come near,

eldest son, and said unto him, My son: I pray thee, that I'may feel thee, my son, p ver. 12. and he said unto him, Behold, here am I, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac $. Prev 1. I know not the day of my death : his father; and he felt him, and said, c. 139,

3°Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands

weapons, thy quiver and thy bów, and go are the hands of Esau.
+ Hliek. hsal, out to the field, and ttake me some venison; 23 And he discerned him not, because

4 And make me savoury meat, such as his hands were hairy, as his brother 9 ver. 16.
I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; Esau's hands : so he blessed him.
that my soul may bless thee before I die. 24 And he said, Art thou my very son

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake Esau? And he said, I am.
Deut. 33. 1. to Esau his son. And Esau went to the 25 And he said, Bring it near to me,


to hunt for venison, and to bring it. and I will eat of my son's venison, 'that " ver. 4.

69 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her my soul may bless thee. And he brought son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father it near to him, and he did eat: and he speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, brought him wine, and he drank.

7 Bring me venison, and make me sa- 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, voury meat, that I may eat, and bless Come near now, and kiss me, my son. thee before the LORD before my death. 27 And he came near, and kissed him:

8 Now therefore, my son, obey myvoice and he smelled the smell of his raiment, according to that which I command thee. and blessed him, and said, See, "the smell »Hos. 14. 6.

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me of my son is as the smell of a field which from thence two good kids of the goats; the Lord hath blessed : and I will make them savoury meat for 28 Therefore God give thee of the Heb. 11.20. thy father, such as he loveth:

dew of heaven, and the fatness of the 13, 28. Sam. 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy fa- earth, and plenty of corn and wine: ther, that he may eat, and that he may 29''Let people serve thee, and nations * Deut. 33. bless thee before his death,

bow down to thee: be lord over thy breth11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mo- ren, and let thy mother's sons bow down & 25. 23. he%% ther, Behold, * Esau my brother is a hairy to thee: cursed be every one that curseth a ch. 99. . man, and I am a smooth man:

thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. Nuinb. 249. 12 My father peradventure will "feel 30 And it came to pass, as soon as

me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, cs, and I shall bring a curse upon me, and and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from not a blessing.

the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau 13 And his mother said unto him, his brother came in from his hunting. 1 ek. 139. Upon me be thy curse, my son: only

31 And he also had made savoury obey my voice, and go fetch me them. meat, and brought it unto his father,

14 And he went, and fetched, and and said unto his father, Let my father

brought them to his mother: and his mo- arise, and beat of his son's venison, that b ver. 4. a ter 65 ther * made savoury meat, such as his fa- thy soul may bless me. ther loved.

32 And Isaac his father said unto him, 15 And Rebekah took +"goodly rai- Who art thou? And he said, I am thy ment of her eldest son Esau, which were son, thy firstborn Esau. with her in the house, and put them up- 33 And Isaac † trembled very on Jacob her younger son:

ingly, and said, Whe? where is he that great trem. 16 And she put the skins of the kids hath † taken venison, and brought it me, ly. of the goats upon his hands, and upon and I have eaten of all before thou cam Heb.'hunethe smooth of his neck:

est, and have blessed him? yea, and he ch. 28. 3:4 17 And she gave the savoury meat shall be blessed. and the bread, which she had prepared, 34 | And when Esau heard the words into the hand of her son Jacob.

of his father, he cried with a great and 18 1 And he came unto his father, and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his


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; The vision of Jacob's ladder. father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.


2 Arise, go to a Padan-aram, to the 35 And he said, Thy brother came with house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and subtilty, and hath taken

away thy blessing. take thee a wife from thence of the daugh- c Hos. 12.12 36 And he said, "Is not he rightly ters of 'Laban thy mother's brother. That is, a ' named || Jacob? for he hath supplanted 3 6 And God Almighty bless thee, and I ch. 24. 29Tem 25- 33. me these two times : 'he took away my make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that 6 ch

. 17.0, 6. birthright; and, behold, now he hath thou mayest be fa multitude of people; the line binary taken away my blessing. And he said, 4 And give thee hthe blessing of A- people. Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? braham, to thee, and to thy seed with

37 And Isaac answered and said unto thee; that thou mayest inherit the land Fulfiled, Esau, 6 Behold, I have made him thy lord, wherein thou art a stranger, which in the

and all his brethren have I given to him God gave unto Abraham.
for servants; and with corn and wine

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he i ch. 17. 8.
have I || sustained him: and what shall I went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of
do now unto thee, my son?

Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Re-
38 And Esau said unto his father, bekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
Hast thou but one blessing, my father? 6 When Esau saw that Isaac had

bless me, even me also, O my father. And blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Pai Hola 12 17. Esau lifted up his voice,' and wept. dan-aram, to take him a wife from thence;

39 And Isaac his father answered and and that as he blessed him he gave him a

said unto him, Behold, "thy dwelling charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a Or, el the shall be || the fatness of the earth, and of wife of the daughters of Canaan; the dew of heaven from above;

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; ch: 25-23. and 'shalt serve thy brother; and mit

8 And Esau seeing that the daughters 20.01.2.. shall come to pass when thou shalt have of Canaan + pleased not Isaac his father; * Heb. were

the dominion, that thou shalt break his 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and
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of the blessing wherewith his father bless- son," the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. Bashemath. och. 50.34. ed him: and Esau said in his heart,°The 1o And Jacob went out from Beer- Hos. 12.12.

days of mourning for my father are at hand; sheba, and went toward °Haran. p Obad. 10. Pthen will I slay my brother Jacob.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, Charran.
42 | And these words of Esau her and tarried there all night, because the
elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sun was set; and he took of the stones
sent and called Jacob her younger son, of that place, and put them for his pil-

and said unto him, Behold, thy brother lows, and lay down in that place to sleep. q Ps. 64. 5 Esau, as touching thee, doth ? comfort

12 And he P dreamed, and behold a lad- Bob 31.3.

a himself, purposing to kill thee.

der set up on the earth, and the top of it 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my reached to heaven: and behold" the angels doen!:51

voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my of God ascending and descending on it. r ch. 11. 31. brother to Haran;

13 'And, behold, the LORD stood above. ch. 35. I.
44 And tarry with him a few days, it, and said, 'I am the LORD God of Abra- . ch. 36. 24.
until thy brother's fury turn away; ham thy father, and the God of Isaac: ch. 13.15

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away the land whereon thou liest, to thee
from thee, and he forget that which thou will I give it, and to thy seed;
hast done to him : then I will send, and 14 And "thy seed shall be as the dust u ch. 13. 16.
fetch thee from thence: why should I be of the earth, and thou shalt tspread abroad Heb. break
deprived also of you both in one day? "to the west, and to the east, and to the w ch. 13. 14.

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, 'I am north, and to the south: and in thee and Deut. 12. 20.


my life because of the daughters in thy seed shall all the families of the ch. 13.3 teh. 24 3. of Heth : tif Jacob take a wife of the earth be blessed.

daughters of Heth, such as these which 15 And, behold, 'I am with thee, and will
are of the daughters of the land, what 'keep thee in all places whither thou goest, in th:26, 24
good shall my life do me?

and will bring thee again into this land; 2 ch. 1& 16.

for bI will not leave thee, until I have
done that which I have spoken to thee of. Deut

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1 Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to

16 And Jacob awaked out of his Kings& 57. Padan-aram. 6 Esan marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael. 12 The vision of sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in Hebr. 13. 5. Jacob's ladder. 18 The stone of Beth-el. this place; and I knew it not. 20 Jacob's vow.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How Exod. 3.5

him, and charged him, and said un- but the house of God, and this is the
to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of gate of heaven.
the daughters of Canaan.

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Laban entertaineth him. morning, and took the stone that he had well's mouth, and watered the flock of colores

put for his pillows, and set it up for a Laban his mother's brother. c. 31. 13 pillar,'and poured oil upon the top of it. 11 And Jacob "kissed Rachel, and ech. 33. 4.

19 And he called the name of that lifted up his voice, and wept. 11,12. Vand place || Beth-el: but the name of that 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was Jeig eity was called Luz at the first.

f her father's brother, and that he was [ ch. 13. B. 20 1 And Jacob vowed a vow, say- Rebekah's son: Band she ran and told her $14.14, 26. Theis, ing, If God will be with me, and will father.

keep me in this way that I go, and will 15 And it came to pass, when Laban 73 give me a bread to eat, and raiment to heard the + tidings of Jacob his sister's Heb. Sea is& put on,

son, that "he ran to meet him, and em- 1 ch.44.29. 21 So that 'I come again to my fa- braced him, and kissed him, and brought

ther's house in peace; "then shall the him to his house. And he told Laban 19 LORD be my God:

all these things. 22 And this stone, which I have set for 14 And Laban said to him, 'Surely thou 1 ch.2 75. shing a pillar, shall be God's house: ° and of art my bone and my flesh. And he abode ser .

all that thou shalt give me I will surely with him the space of a month.
give the tenth unto thee.

15 | And Laban said unto Jacob, Be a month of

cause thou art my brother, shouldest thou

therefore serve me for nought? tell me,
1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He what shall thy wages be?
taketh acquaintance of Rachel. 13 Laban

16 And Laban had two daughters: the
entertaineth him. 18 Jacoo covenanteth
for Rachel. 23 He is deceived with Leah.

name of the elder was Lean, and the name
28 He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for of the younger was Rachel.
her seven years more. 32 Leah beareth 17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel
Reuben, 33 Simeon, 34 Levi, 35 and Ju- was beautiful and well favoured.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said,
WHEN Jacob + went on his journey, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel keh. 31.41.

*and came into the land of the tpeo- thy younger daughter. ple of the east.

19 And Laban said, It is better that I
2 And he looked, and behold a well in give her to thee, than that I should give
the field, and, lo, there were three flocks her to another man: abide with me.
of sheep lying by it; for out of that well 20 And Jacob 'served seven years for 1 ch. 30. 26.
they watered the flocks: and a great Rachel; and they seemed unto him but Hos. 12. 12.
stone was upon the well's mouth. a few days, for the love he had to her.

21 Ånd Jacob said unto Laban, Give
thered: and they rolled the stone from me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that
the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, I may " go in unto her.
and put the stone again upon the well's 22 And Laban gathered together all
mouth in his place.

the men of the place, and "made a feast. Judes;
4 And Jacob said unto them, My bre- 23 And it came to pass in the evening, 1, 2.
thren, whence be ye? And they said, Of that he took Leah his daughter,and brought
Haran are we.

her to him; and he went in unto her.
5 And he said unto them, Know ye 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter
Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
We know him.

25 And it came to pass, that in the
6 And he said unto them, t"Is he well? morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said
And they said, He is well: and, behold, Ra- to Laban, What is this thou hast done
37. chel his daughter cometh with the sheep. unto me? did not I serve with thee for

? And he said, Lo, f it is yet high day, Rachel? wherefore then hast thou be-
neither is it time that the cattle should be guiled me?
gathered together: water ye the sheep, 26 And Laban said, It must not be so
and go and feed them.

done in our country, to give the younger + Heb.plece.
* And they said, We cannot, until all before the firstborn.
the flocks be gathered together, and till 27 °Fulfil her week, and we will give Judges info
they roll the stone from the well's mouth; thee this also for the service which thou
then we water the sheep.

shalt serve with me yet seven other years. 91 And while he yet spake with them, 28 | And Jacob did so, and fulfilled Esed: Rachel came with her father's sheep: her week: and he gave him Rachel his for she kept them.

daughter to wife also. 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughsaw Rachel the daughter of Laban his ter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. mother's brother, and the sheep of La- 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, bever. 30. 15. ban his mother's brother, that Jacob went and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, ach 90. 26. near, and a rolled the stone from the and served with him'yet seven other years. H: 19.12


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Leah was hated, he 'opened her womb: and she called his name || Gad. Ps. 197.3. but Rachel was barren.

12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Ja- ! Ti 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a cob a second son. y That is, see son, and she called his name || Reuben: 13 And Leah said, + Happy am I, for la

for she said, Surely the LORD hath look- the daughters ” will call me blessed: and + 1 se 9.3.7. ed upon my affliction; now therefore my she called his

name || Asher. Ps. 25. 18.husband will love me.

14 | And Reuben went in the days of m F 33 And she conceived again, and bare wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in 48. a son; and said, Because the LORD hath the field, and brought them unto his mo- ja heard that I was hated, he hath therefore ther Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, given me this son also: and she called his "Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's man- nc name || Simeon.

drakes. 34 And she conceived again, and bare 15 And she said unto her, o Is it a 3N a son: and said, Now this time will my small matter that thou hast taken my husband be joined unto me, because I husband ? and wouldest thou take away

have born him three sons: therefore was my son's mandrakes also ? And Rachel | That is his name called || Levi.

said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to 35 And she conceived again, and bare night for thy son's mandrakes. a son: and she said, Now will I praise the 16 And Jacob came out of the field in

LORD: therefore she called his name the evening, and Leah went out to meet u Matt. 1.2. " || Judah; and + left bearing.

him, and said, Thou must come in unto

me; for surely I have hired thee with my CHAP. XXX. 1 Rachel

, in grief for her barrenness, giveth son's mandrakes. And he lay with her Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. 5 She beareth

that night. Dan, and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth Zilpah 17 [ And God hearkened unto Leah, ci her maid, who beareth Gad, and Asher. 14 and she conceived, and bare Jacob the Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah fifth son. buyeth her husband of Rachel. 17 Leah

18 And Leah said, God hath given me beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth my hire, because I have given my maiden to depart. 27 Laban stayeth him on a new to my husband: and she called his name covenant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby he || Issachar. became rich,

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare ND when Rachel saw that a she bare Jacob the sixth son.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me me with a good dowry; now will my huse Jobs. 2 children, or else I die.

band dwelt with me, because I have born 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against him six sons: and she called his name Ch.16.2 Rachel: and he said, “ Am I in God's 11 P Zebulun.

stead, who hath withheld from thee the 21 And afterwards she bare a daugh- es fruit of the womb?

ter, and called her name | Dinah. 3 And she said, Behold ® my maid Bil- 22 And God 'remembered Rachel, faceb; 50, 23. hah, go in unto her; and she shall bear and God hearkened to her, and 'opened janta upon my knees, that I may also + have her womb.

& children by her.

23 And she conceived, and bare a ch 4 And she gave him Bilhah her hand son; and said, God hath taken away my cir h ch. 16.3 maid nto wife: and Jacob went in unto' reproach: her

24 And she called his name || Joseph; 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare and said, “The LORD shall add to me an- add Jacob a son.

other son. 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged 25 And it came to pass, when RaLam. 3. 59. me, and hath also heard my voice, and chel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto

hath given me a son: therefore called she Laban, "Send me away, that I may go his name || Dan.

*mine own place, and to my country. judging.

7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived 26 Give me my wives and my children,

again, and bare Jacob a second son. ' for whom I have served thee, and let 3o. wrestlings of

8 And Rachel said, With great me go: for thou knowest my service God ch. sz wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, which I have done thee.

and I have prevailed: and she called his 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray That is, my name || * Naphtali.

thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, 9 9 When Leah saw that she had left tarry: for ’ I have learned by experience bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and that the LORD hath blessed me for thy 2 se gave her Jacob to wife.

sake. 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Ja- 28 And he said, "Appointme thy boh

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I knovest how I have served thee, and how 1 Jacob upon displeasure departeth secretly,

19 Rachel stealeth her father's images. 22
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a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed 44 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at
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shall Id provide for mine own house also ?
31 And he said, What shall I give the |A she heard the words of Laban's

sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away
And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me all that was our father's; and of that
any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for which was our father's hath he gotten all
me, I will again feed and keep thy flock : this glory.

32 I will pass through all thy flock to 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance bch. 4-5 day, removing from thence all the speck- of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward Deut. as. led and spotted cattle, and all the brown him + as before.

cattle among the sheep, and the spotted 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, and the day • *. 31. & and speckled among the goats: and of Return unto the land of thy fathers, and for such shall be my hire.

to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. din. 28. 15, 53 So shall my frighteousness answer 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel 32:31. *

for me tin time to come, when it shall and Leah to the field unto his flock,
Eind 134 come for my hire before thy face: every 5 And said unto them, 'I see your

one that is not speckled and spotted among father's countenance, that it is not to-
the goats, and brown among the sheep, ward me as before; but the God of my
that shall be counted stolen with me. father 'hath been with me.

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would 6 And ye know that with all my 01 it might be according to thy word. power I have served your father.

35° And he removed that day the he 7 And your father hath deceived me, goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and changed my wages 'ten times; but hver and all the she goats that were speckled God suffered him not to hurt me. and spotted, and every one that had some 8 If he said thus, 'The speckled shall Zech. 6.93! white in it, and all the brown among the be thy wages; then all the cattle bare kc1.20.6. sheep, and gave them into the hand of his speckled: and if he said thus, The ring-1ch. 30. 32. sons.

straked shall be thy hire; then bare all 36 And he set three days' journey be the cattle ringstraked. twixt himself and Jacob; and Jacob fed 9 Thus God hath "taken away the cat. m ver. 1, iso the rest of Laban's flocks.

tle of your father, and given them to me. See ch.3.

37 And Jacob took him rods of 10 And it came to pass at the time green poplar, and of the hasel and ches that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up nut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, beand made the white appear which was in hold, the || rams which leaped upon the forme the rods.

cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and
38 And he set the rods which he had grisled.
pilled before the flocks in the gutters in 11 And "the angel of God spake unto n ch. 48. iG
the watering troughs when the flocks

me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I
came to drink, that they should conceive said, Here am I.
when they came to drink.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine
39 And the flocks conceived before the eyes, and see, all the rams which leap
rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled,
speckled, and spotted.

and grisled: for 'I have seen all that • Exod. 3. 7. 40 And Jacobdid separatethe lambs,and Laban doeth unto thee. set the faces of the flocks toward the ring- 13 I am the God of Beth-el, 'where peh.

28. 18, straked, and all the brown in the flock of thou anointedst the pillar, and where Laban; and he put his own flocks by them- thou vowedst a vow unto me: now' arise, T. 3. ch. selves and putthem notunto Laban'scattle. get thee out from this land, and return

41 And it came to pass, whensoever unto the land of thy kindred. the stronger cattle did conceive, that 14 And Rachel and Leah answered and Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of said unto him, 'Is there yet any portion or "ch. 2. 24. the cattle in the gutters, that they might inheritance for us in our father's house? conceive among the rods.

15 Are we not counted of him strang42 But when the cattle were feeble, ers? for She hath sold us, and hath quite ch. 29. 15. he put them not in: so the feebler were devoured also our money.

Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. 16 For all the riches which God hath

43 And the man "increased exceedingly, taken from our father, that is our's, and and had much cattle, and maidservants

, our children's: now then, whatsoever and menservants, and camels, and asses. God hath said unto thee, do.



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