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The servant meets Rebekah: CHAP. XXIV.

Tells his errand. 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest ser-I 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and rant of his house, that ruled over all that he said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my water of thy pitcher. thigh:

18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And 3 And I will make thee swear by the she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of her hand, and gave him drink.

unto my son of the daughters of the Cana-drink, she said, I will draw water for thy anites among whom I dwell:

camels also, until they have done drinking 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, l 20 And she hasted, and emptied hier and to my kindred, and take a wife unto pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto mr son Isaac.

the well to draw water, and drew for all his 5 And the servant said unto him, Perad- camels. venture the woman will not be willing to 21 And the man, wondering at her, hell follow me unto this land: must I needs his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made bring thy son again unto the land from his journey prosperous, or not. ; whence thou camest?

22 | And it came to pass as the camels 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware had done drinking, that the man took a thou, that thou bring not my son thither golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and again.

7 The LORD God of heaven, which weight of gold, took me from my father's house, and from 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? the land of my kindred, and which spake tell me, I pray thee : is there room in thy unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, father's house for us to lodge in ? Unto thy seed will I give this land: he shall 24 And she said unto him, I am the send his angel before thee, and thou shalt daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, take a wife unto my son from thence, which she bare unto Nahor.

$ And if the woman will not be willing 25 She said moreover unto him, We have to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from both straw and provender enough, and room this my oath; only bring not my son thither to lodge in. again.

| 26 And the man bowed down his head, 9 And the servant put his hand under and worshipped the LORD. the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God to him concerning that matter.

of my master Abraham, who hath not left 10 And the servant took ten camels, destitute my master of his mercy and his of the camels of his master, and departed; truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me (for all the goods of his master were in his to the house of my master's brethren. hand ;) and he arose, and went to Mesopo 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of tamia, unto the city of Nahor.

her mother's house these things. · 11 And he made his camels to kneel 29 ( And Rebekah had a brother, and down without the city by a well of water, at his name was Laban : and Laban ran out the time of the evening, even the time that unto the man, unto the well. women go out to draw water:

1 30 And it came to pass when he saw the 12 ? And he said, O LORD God of my ear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's master Abraham, I pray thee, send me hands, and when he heard the words of Regood speed this day, and shew kindness unto bekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man my master Abraham.

unto me; that he came unto the man, and 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of wa- behold, he stood by the camels at the well. ter; and the daughters of the men of the 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed city come out to draw water:

of the LORD, wherefore standest thou with14 And let it come to pass, that the dam-out? for I have prepared the house, and sel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitch-room for the camels. er, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she 32 And the man came into the house: shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw drink also: let the same be she that thou hast and provender for the camels, and water to appointed for thy servant Isaac; and there-wash his feet, and the men's feet that were by shall I know that thou hast shewed kind- with him. ness unto my master.

33 And there was set meat before him to 15 . And it came to pass before he had eat: but he said, I will not eat until I have done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. out, who was born to Bethuel son of Mil- 341 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. cah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, 35 And the LORD hath blessed my maswith her pitcher upon her shoulder. ter greatly, and he is become great; and he

16 And the damsel was very fair to look hath given him flocks, and herds, and silupon, a virgin, neither had any man known ver, and gold, and men-servants, and maidher: and she went down to the well, and servants, and camels, and asses. filled her pitcher, and came up. 136 And Sarah my master's wife bare a

Rebekah solicited for Isaac. GENESIS. Isađc marries Rebekah. son to my master when she was old: and shipped the LORD, bowing himself to the unto him hath he given all that he hath. earth.

37 And my master made me swear, say- 53 And the servant brought forth jewels ing, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose and gave them to Rebekah: He gave also land I dwell :

to her brother and to her mother precious 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's things. house, and to my kindred, and take a wife 64 And they did eat and drink, he and unto my son.

the men that werć with him, and tarried all 39 And I said unto my master, Perad- night ; and they rose up in the morning, venture the woman will not follow me. and he said, Send me away unto my mas

40 And he said unto me, the LORD, be-/ter. fore whom I walk, will send his angel with 55 And her brother and her mother said, thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt Let the damsel abide with us a few days, take a wife for my son of my kindred, and at the least ten; after that she shall go. of my father's house.

56 And he said unto them, Hinder me 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and way : send me away, that I may go to my if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear master. from my oath.

57 And they said, We will call the dam42 And I came this day unto the well, sel, and inquire at her mouth. and said, O Lord God of my master Abra- 68 And they called Rebekah, and said ham, if now thou do prosper my way which unto her, Wilt thou go with this man! And

she said, I will go. 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water ;/ 59 And they sent away Rebekah their and it shall come to pass, that when the vir- sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's sergin cometh forth to draw water, and I say vant, and his men. to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said of thy pitcher to drink;

unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, mother of thousands of millions, and let thy

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same be the woman whom the Lord hath them. appointed out for my master's son.

61 And Rebekah arose, and her dam. *45 And before I had done speaking in sels, and they rode upon the camels, and mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth followed the man : and the servant took Rewith her pitcher on her shoulder ; and she bekah, and went his way. went down unto the well, and drew water: 62 1 And Isaac came from the way of the and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south

46 And she made haste, and let down country.

Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: field at the even-tide: and he lifted up his so I drank, and she made the camels drink eyes, and saw, and behold, the camels were also.

coming. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and

daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom camel. Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear- 65 Forshe had said unto the servant, ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon What man is this that walketh in the field her hands.

to meet us? And the servant had said, It 48 And I bowed down my head, and is my master: therefore she took a vail and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the covered herself. Lord God of my master Abraham, which 66 And the servant told Isaac all things had led me in the right way to take my that lie had done master's brother's daughter unto his son 67 And Isaac brought her into his mo

49 And now if ye will deal kindly and ther Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, she became his wife; and he loved her: tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, and Isaac was comforted after his mother's or to the left. 50 | Then Laban and Bethuel answered,

CHAP. XXV. and said, The 'thing proceedeth from the THEN again Abraham took a wife, and LORD : we cannot speak unto thee bad or 1 her name was Keturah. good.

12 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take shan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's and Shuah. wife, as the Lord hath spoken.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan 52 And it came to pass, that when Abra. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and ham's servant heard their words, he wor-Letushim, and Leummim.

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Abrahan's death and burial. CHAP. XXVI. The birth of Esau and Jacob.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and! 23 And the Lord said unto her, Two ria. Epber, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and El-tions are in thy womb, and two manner of ciah. All these were the children of Ke-people shall be separated from thy bo xels: turah.

Jand the one people shall be stronger than 5 1 And Abraham gave all that he had the other people; and the elder shall serve upto Isaac.

the younger. 6 But unto the sons of the concubines 24 [ And when her days to be delivered which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her and sent them away from Isaac his son womb. (while he yet lived) eastward, unto the east 25 And the first came out red, all over country.

like an hairy garment: and they called his 79 And these are the days of the years of name Esau. Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred 26 And after that came his brother out, threescore and fifteen years.

and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and 9 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was died in a good old age, an old man, and full threescore years old when she bare them. of years; and was gathered to his people. 27 ^ And the boys grew: and Esau was a

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried cunning hunter, a man of the field; and him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field Jacob was a plain man dwelling in tents. of Ephron the Son of Zohar the Hittite, 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did which is before Mamre;.

eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Ja10 The field which Abraham purchased cob. of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau buried, and Sarah his wife.

came from the field, and he was faint. 11 And it came to pass after the death | 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: pray thee, with that same red pottage ; for and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. I am faint: therefore was his name called

12 Now these are the generations of Edom. Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto birthright. Abraham,

| 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the 13 And these are the names of the sons point to die: and what profit shall this birthof Ishmael, by their names, according to right do to me? their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and and he sware unto him: and he sold his Mibsam,

birthright unto Jacob. 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Mas- 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and

pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus and Kedemah:

|Esau despised his birthright. 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and

CHAP. XXVI. these are their names, by their towns, and AND there was a famine in the land, by their castles; twelve princes according n beside the first famine that was in to their nations.

the days of Abraham. And Isaac went 17 And these are the years of the life of unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven Gerar. years, and he gave up the ghost and died, 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and and was gathered unto his people.

said, Go not down into Egypt: dwell in the 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto land which I shall tell thee of. Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with towards Assyria : and he died in the pre-thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and sence of all his brethren.

Junto thy seed I will give all these countries, 19 I And these are the generations of and I will perform the oath which I swear Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat unto Abraham thy father; Isaac :

| 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply 20 And Isaac was forty years old when as the stars of heaven, and will give unto he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of thy seed all these countries: and in thy Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sis- seed shall all the nations of the earth be ter to Laban the Syrian.

blessed: 21 [ And Isaac entreated the LORD for 5 Because that, Abraham obeyed my his wife, because she was barren: and the voice, and kept my charge, my commandLORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah ments, my statutes, and my laws. his wife conceived.

6 1 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 22 And the children struggled together 7 And the men of the place asked him within her and she said, If it be so, why of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: an I thus? And she went to inquire of the for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, LORD.

Isaid he, the men of the place should kill

The Philistines' envy Isaac. GENESIS.' Ile covenants with Abimelech. .. me for Rebekah; because she was fair to called upon the name of the Lord,' ann look upon.

pitched his tent there: and there Isaac 8 And it came to pass when he had been servants digged a well. there a long time, that Abimelech king of 26 1 Then Abimelech went to him fron the Philistines looked out at a window, and Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and saw, and behold, Isaac was sporting with Phichol the chief captain of his army, Rebekah his wife.

27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how sent me away from you ? " saidst thou, She is my sister ? and Isaac 28 And they said, We saw certainly that, said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for the LORD was with thee: and we said, Lei her.

there be now an oath betwixt us, even be10 And Abimelech said, What is this thoutwixt us and thee, and let us make a covehast done unto us? one of the people might nant with thee: lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as well shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. have not touched thee, and as we have done

11 And Abimelech charged all his peo- unto thee nothing but good, and have sent ple, saying, He that toucheth this man or his thee away in peace: thou art now the blesswife shall surely be put to death.

ed of the LORD. 12 4 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and 30 And he made them a feast, and they received in the same year an hundred-fold: did eat and drink.' and the Lord blessed him:

| 31 And they rose up betimes in the 13 And the man waxed great, and went morning, and sware one to another: and forward, and grew until he became very Isaac sent them away, and they departed great:

from him in peace.. 14 For he had possession of flocks, and 32 And it came to pass the same day, it possession of herds, and great store of ser- that Isaac's servants came and told him convants: And the Philistines envied him. cerning the well which they had digged, at

15 For all the wells which his father's ser- and said unto him, We have found water vants had digged in the days of Abraham 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore his father, the Philistines had stopped them, the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this and filled them with earth.

day . 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go 34 | And Esau was forty years old when from us : for thou art much mightier than we. he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri

17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitch- the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of ed his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt Elon the Hittite: there.

| 35 Which were a grief of mind untos 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of Isaac and to Rebekah. water which they had digged in the days of

CHAP. XXVII.' Abraham his father; for the Philistines had A ND it came to pass, that when Isaàcil stopped them after the death of Abraham: n was old, and his eyes were dim, so I and he called their names after the names by that he could not see, he called Esau his which his father had called them.

eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and 2 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the he said unto him, Behold, here am I. ; valley, and found there a well of springing 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I water.

know not the day of my death : 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go ours: and he called the name of the well out to the field, and take me some venison; Esek; because they strove with him. 14 And make me savoury meat, such as 1

21 And they digged another well, and love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; strove for that also: and he called the name that my soul may bless thee before I die. of it Sitnah.

15 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake 22 And he removed from thence, and dig- to Esau his son: and Esau went to the field ged another well; and for that they strove to hunt for venison, and to bring it. not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; 6.1 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her and he said, For now the Lord hath made son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Jand.

17 Bring me venison, and inake me sa23 1 And he :vent up from thence to Beer-voury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee sheba.

before the LORD, before my death. . . 24 And the Lord appeared unto him the 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, same night, and said, I am the God of Abra- according to that which I command Thee. ham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed thence two good kids of the goats; and I for my servant Abraham's sake.

will make them savoury meat for thy father 25 And he builded an altar there, and such as he loveth:

Isaac blesses Jacob.

CHAP. XXVII. . Esau obtains a blessing. 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, thren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to ar le may eat, and that he may bless thee thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, bure his death.

and blessed be he that blesseth thee. 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mo- 30 ( And it came to pass, as soon as ser, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, man, and I am a smooth man:

and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the 12 My father peradventure will feel me, I presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and brother came in from his hunting. I shall bring a curse upon me, and not al 31 And he also had made savoury meat, wessing.

and brought it unto his father; and said 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat me be thy curse, my son; only obey my of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless Foice, and go fetch me them.

me. 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, thea to his mother: and his inother made. Who art thou ? And he said, I am thy son, savoury meat, such as his father loved. thy first-born Esau.

15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of 33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, bar eldest son Esau, which were with her in and said, Who? where is he that hath taken the house, and put them upon Jacob her venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten younger son:

of all before thou camest, and have blessed 16 And she put the skins of the kids of him ? yea, and he shall be blessed. ) the goats upon his hands, and upon the 34 | And when Esau heard the words of mooth of his neck:

This father, he cried with a great and exceed17 And she gave the savoury meat, and ing bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless the bread which she had prepared, into the me, even me also, O my father. band of her son Jacob.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with 18 ! And he came unto his father, and subtilty, and hath taken away thy blesssaid. My father. And he said, Here am I; ing. who art thou, my son ?

| 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these Esau thy first-born; I have done according two times: he took away my birth-right; esthou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and and behold, now he hath taken away my cat of my venison, that thy soul may bless blessing. And he said, Hast thou not re- ne.

served a blessing for me? 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is 37 And Isaac answered and said unto it that thou hast found it so quickly, my Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, son? And he said, Because the LORD thy and all his brethren have I given to him for God brought it to me.

servants; and with corn and wine have I 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, come near, sustained him: and what shall I do now unto I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, thee, my son ? whether thou be my very son Esau, or not. 38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his thou but one blessing, my father ? bless me, father; and he felt him, and said, The voice even me also, O my father. And Esau liftis Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands ed up his voice, and wept. of Esan.

139 And Isaac his father answered, and 23 And he discerned him not, because said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew bands: so he blessed him.

of heaven from above; 24 And he said, Art thou my very son 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and Esau ! And he said, I am.

shalt serve thy brother : and it shall come 35 And he said, Bring it near to me, and to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy may bless thee. And he brought it near to neck. him, and he did eat: and he brought him 41 | And Esau hated Jacob, because of wine, and he drank.

the blessing wherewith his father blessed 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, him: and Esau said in his heart, the days Come near now, and kiss me, my son. of mourning for my father are at hand, then

27 And he came near, and kissed him:will I slay my brother Jacob. and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and 42 | And these words of Esau her elder blessed him, and said, See the smell of my son were told to Rebekah: and she sent son is as the smell of a field which the LORD and called Jacob her younger son, and said hath blessed:

Junto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew touching thee, doth comfort himself, purof heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and posing to kill thee. plenty of corn and wine:

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my 29 Let people serve thee, and nations voice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my bow down to thee; be lord over thy bre-I brother to Haran;

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