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17 ¶ Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: +Heb.tera and Rachel had stolen the + images that phim. Judg. 17.5. 1 Sam. were her father's.

19. 13. Hos. 3. 4

20 And Jacob stole away +unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him heart of La- not that he fled.

t ch. 35. 2. ↑ Heb. the


uch. 46. 28. 2 Kings 12. 17. Luke 9. 51, 53.

x ch. 13. 8.

y ch. 20. 3. Job 33. 15. Matt. 1. 20. 2 ch. 24. 50. + Heb. from

good to bad.


21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and


set his face toward the mount Gilead. 22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob + either good or bad.

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away un1 Sam. 30. awares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword? 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away se+ Heb. hast cretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

stolen me.

b ver. 55. Ruth 1. 9,

28 And hast not suffered me to kiss 14. 1 Kings my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

19. 20. Acts 20. 37. ct Sam. 13. 13. 2 Chron. 16.9.

d ver. 53. ch. 28. 13.

e ver. 24.

f ver. 19. Judg. 18. 24.



29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?

31 ¶ And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy g See ch. 44. gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

38 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.


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34 Now Rachel had taken the images, c and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban †search- + He ed all the tent, but found them not.

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35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot "rise hEx up before thee; for the custom of women 32. is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.

36 ¶ And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy houshold stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

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42 "Except the God of my father, then 's God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, over had been with me, surely thou hadst sent Isai. me away now empty. PGod hath seen pch mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

43 And Laban answered and said g unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

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Jacob's message to Esau.

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a Ps. 91. 11. Heler. 1. 14.

Pr. 103. 21.

Luke 2 12 ¡That is,



50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

59 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

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His present to Esau. the "mercies, and of all the truth, which Before thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; a ch. 24. 27. and now I am become two bands.

o Job 8.7.

11 "Deliver me, I pray thee, from the PP's. 59.1,2 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 thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

Hos. 10.14.

+ Hei. upan

ch. 28. 13,

14, 15

13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand 'a present for Esau his brother; ch.43.11. 14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty

54 Then Jacob || offered sacrifice upon
the mount, and called his brethren to eat
bread: and they did eat bread, and tar-rams,
ried all night in the mount.

55 And early in the morning Laban
rose up, and kissed his sons and his daugh-
ters, and blessed them: and Laban de-
parted, and returned unto his place.


1 Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. 3 His mes-
sage to Esau. 6 He is afraid of Esau's
coming. 9 He prayeth for his deliverance.
13 He sendeth a present to Esau. 24 He
wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, where he
is called Israel. 31 He halteth.

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foles.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and

AND Jacob went on his way, and whose are these before thee?

the angels of God met him.


2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, b Josh. 5- 44. This is God's host: and he called the & 148.2 name of that place || Mahanaim. ¶ And Jacob sent messengers before westor, him to Esau his brother unto the land ech. 33 14, of Seir, the country of Edom. 4 And he commanded them, saying, & Deut. 25 Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Heb. Arld. Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have so* Prov. 15.1. journed with Laban, and stayed there until now:


4 ch. 36. 6, 7, e Josh. 24.4.

fch. 30. 43


5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: ch and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother ch. Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and 25-3 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.

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18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.

19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.

Prov. 18. It

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth Prov. 21-44before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

↑ Heb. my face. Job 42.

21 So went the present over before 8,9. him: and himself lodged that night in the company.

22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, "and pass- u Deut. 3. 16. ed over the ford Jabbok.

23 And he took them, and † sent them +Heb.cause over the brook, and sent over that he had.

ed to pass.

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28 And he said, "Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but || Israel: for as b ch. 35. 10. a prince hast thou power with God and d with men, and hast prevailed.

2 Kings 17.


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29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for 'I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

31 ¶ And as he passed over Penuel the Exod. 24. 11. sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

& 33. 20. Deut. 5. 24. Judg. 6. 22. & 13. 22. Isai. 6. 5.

a ch. 32. 6.


32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.


1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their
meeting. 17 Jacob cometh to Succoth. 18
At Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth
an altar called El-elohe-Israel.

at their meeti


hath dealt graciously with me, and be-Befor
cause I have enough. And he urged
him, and he took it.


+ Heb. things. I



12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. k2 Kin 13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according + as the cattle that goeth before + Heb. me and the children be able to endure, the foot until I come unto my lord 1unto Seir. and ac

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17 And Jacob journeyed to "Suc- & 47-2 coth, and built him an house, and made a Jost booths for his cattle: therefore the name

AND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and of the place is called || Succoth.

looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

3 And he passed over before them, and beh. 18.2.& bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and dch. 45. 14, embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

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The children which God hath graciously ANDD she bare daug Jacob, banh, ch

a given thy servant.

+ Heb. What
is all this
band to

f ch. 32. 16.
8 ch. 32. 5.

+ Heb. be that to thee that is thine.

h ch. 43-3

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; +keep that thou hast unto thyself.

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for 3 Sam. 3. 13. therefore I have seen thy face, as though 2. Matt. 18. I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

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Hamor and Shechem circumcised.




The Shechemites spoiled.

in lying with Jacob's daughter; which circumcised, all that went out of the 1732 thing ought not to be done. of his city.

i Deut. 2317. 2 Sam. 13. 12.


8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.

10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you posseschsions therein.

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11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

12 Ask me never so much " dowry and Sam. gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

13 24, &c.

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13 And the sons of Jacob answered See 2 Sam. Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

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14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one Josh. 5-9 that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:

15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Ja

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25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, 'Simeon and Levi, Dinah's ch. 49. 5 brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.



26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and + Heb. took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.

27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.

28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,

29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.


21. 1 Sam.

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have "troubled me to make t ch.49.6 me to stink among the inhabitants of the u Josh. 7. land, among the Canaanites and the Pe- x Exod. 5. rizzites: and I being few in number, they 13.4 shall gather themselves together against y Deut. 4. me, and slay me; and I shall be destroy- 12. ed, I and my house.

31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

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Chron 4 cob's daughter: and he was more ho-peared unto thee when thou fleddest ch. 97. 43nourable than all the house of his father.

20 ¶ And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 21 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.

22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their's be our's? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem 1ch13 10. his son hearkened all that 'went out of the gate of his city; and every male was

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o ch.2. 13.

p ch. 24 59.

That is

the oak of weeping.

q Hos. 12.4.

r ch. 17.5. 5 ch. 32. 28.

t ch. 17. 1. & 48. 3, 4.

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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 Exod. 6. 3. Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; "a

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27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the 'city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham h ch. 13 and Isaac sojourned.

& 23.2, iJosh. 14

28 And the days of Isaac were an & 15. 13 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 1his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.


1 Esau's three wives. 6 His removing to mount Seir. 9 His sons. 15 The dukes which descended of his sons. 20 The sons and dukes of Seir. 24 Anah findeth mules. 31 The kings of Edom. 40 The dukes that descended of Esau.


1716. k ch. 15

25 So ch.

9. &. 49.

TOW these are the generations of cir. 17 Esau, who is Edom.

ch. 17.5: nation and a company of nations shall be of NOW

6, 16. & 28. 3. & 48. 4.

w ch. 12.7. & 13. 15. & 26.3, 4. & 28. 13.

x ch. 17. 22.

y ch. 26. 18.

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.

14 ¶ And Jacob'set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. 15 And Jacob called the name of the z ch. 28. 19. place where God spake with him, " Beth-el. 16¶ And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

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a ch. 25

b ch. 26

2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the ever. 23 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.

cir. 1

d ch. 28


e 1 Chr

6 ¶ And Esau took his wives, and his eir. 1 sons, and his daughters, and all the † per- +Heb. sons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.


ch. & 28.

7 For their riches were more than that fch. they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.

b ch. Josh. i ver.

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

9¶ And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:



10 These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife 1 of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, || Zepho, and Gatam, and Or Kenaz.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.


1 Ch


1 E 8, 14 24.

1 Sa

13 And these are the sons of Reuel; 3, & Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.

14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daugh

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