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Jacob is sent to Padan-aram. GENESIS.

His vision and vow. 44 And tarry with him a few days, until and to the south: and in thee and in thy thy brother's fury turn away;

seed shall all the families of the earth be 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away blessed. from thee, and he forget that which thou 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will hast done to him: then I will send, and keep thee in all places whither thou goest, fetch thee from thence. Why should I be and will bring thee again into this land: for deprived also of you both in one day? I will not leave thee, until I have done that

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am which I have spoken to thee of. weary of my life, because of the daughters 16 [ And Jacob awaked out of his of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daugh-sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in ters of Heth, such as these which are of the this place; and I knew it not. daughters of the land, what good shall my 17 And he was afraid, and said, How life do me?

dreadful is this place! this is none other but CHAP. XXVIII.

the house of God, and this is the gate of AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed lof heaven. I him, and charged him, and said unto 18 And Jacob rose up early in the mornhim, Thou shalt not take a wife of the ing, and took the stone that he had put for daughters of Canaan.

his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house poured oil upon the top of it. of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take 19 And he called the name of that place thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Beth-el: but the name of that city was callLaban thy mother's brother.

Jed Luz at the first. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and 20 | And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that God will be with me, and will keep me in thou mayest be a multitude of people; this way that I go, and will give me bread

4 And give thee the blessing of Abra- to eat, and raiment to put on, ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; 21 So that I come again to my father's that thou mayest inherit the land wherein house in peace; then shall the LORD be my thou art a stranger, which God gave unto God: Abraham.

| 22 And this stone, which I have set for 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all Went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of that thou shalt give me, I will surely give Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebe- the tenth unto thee. kah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

CHAP. XXIX. 6 [ When Esau saw that Isaac had bless-THEN Jacob went on his journey, and ed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan- 1 came into the land of the people of aram, to take him a wife from thence; and the east. that as he blessed him, he gave him al 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife the field, and lo, there were three flocks of of the daughters of Canaan;

sheep lying by it; for out of that well they 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and watered the focks; and a great stone was his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; upon the well's mouth.

8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of 3 And thither were all the flocks gatherCanaan pleased not Isaac his father; Jed: and they rolled the stone from the well's

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and mouth and watered the sheep, and put the took unto the wives which he had, Maha- stone again upon the well's mouth in his lath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's place. son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My bre

10 1 And Jacob went out from Beer- thren, whence be ye? And they said, Of sheba, and went towards Haran.

Haran are we. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, l 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laand tarried there all night, because the sun ban the son of Nahor? And they said, We was set: and he took of the stones of that know him. place, and put them for his pillows, and lay 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? down in that place to sleep.

And they said, He is well: and behold, 12 And he dreamed, and behold, a lad- Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. der set up on the earth, and the top of it 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, reached to heaven: and behold, the angels neither is it time that the cattle should be of God ascending and descending on it. gathered together: water ye the sheep, and

13 And behold, the LORD stood above it, go and feed them. and said, I am the LORD God of Abrahams And they said, We cannot, until all the thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land flocks be gathered together, and till they whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and roll the stone from the well's mouth; then to thy seed.

we water the sheep. 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of 91 And while he yet spake with them, the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to Rachel came with her father's sheep: for the west, and to the east, and to the north, she kept them.

Jacob is entertained by Laban. CHAP. XXX. He serves for Leah and Rachel.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw and served with him yet seven other years. Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's 31 1 And when the LORD saw that Leah brother, and the sheep of Laban his mo- was hated, he opened her womb: but Rather's brother; that Jacob went near, and chel was barren. roiled the stone from the well's mouth, and 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, watered the flock of Laban his mother's and she called his name Reuben: for she brother.

said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted affliction; now therefore my husband will up his voice, and wept.

love me. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was 33 And she conceived again, and bare a her father's brother, and that he was Rebe-son; and said, Because ihe LORD hath kah's son; and she ran and told her father. heard that I was hated, he hath therefore

13 And it came to pass when Laban given me this son also : and she called his beard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, name Simeon. that he ran to meet him, and embraced 34 And she conceived again, and bare a him, and kissed him, and brought him to son; and said, Now this time will my hushis house. And he told Laban all these band be joined unto me, because I have things.

born him three sons: therefore was his 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou name called Levi. art my bone and my flesh: and he abode 35 And she conceived again, and bare a with him the space of a month.

son: and she said, Now will I praise the 15 1 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because LORD: therefore she called his name Juthou art my brother, shouldest thou there- dah, and left bearing. fore serve me for nought ? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

AND when Rachel saw that she bare 16 And Laban had two daughters: the Jacob no children, Rachel envied her name of the elder toas Leah, and the name sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me chilof the younger was Rachel.

dren, or else I die. 17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against was beautiful and well-favoured.

Rachel ; and he said, Am I in God's stead, 19 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy the womb ? younger daughter.

| 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, 19 And Laban said, It is better that I go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my give her to thee, than that I should give her knees, that I may also have children by to another man: abide with me.

her. 20 And Jacob served seven years for Ra- 4 And she gave him Bilhah her handchel; and they seemed unto him but a few maid to wife; and Jacob went in unto her. dars, for the love he had to her.

15 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob 21 [ And Jacob said unto Laban, Give a son. me my wife, (for my days are fulfilled) that 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me. I may go in unto her.

and hath also heard my voice, and hath 22 And Laban gathered together all the given me a son : therefore called she his men of the place, and made a feast. name Dan.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived that he took Leah his daughter, and brought again, and bare Jacob a second son. her to him; and he went in unto her. I 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter have I wrestled with my sister, and I have Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. prevailed : and she called his name Naph

25 And it came to pass that in the morn- tali. ing, behold, it was Leah: and he said to 99 When Leah saw that she had left bearLaban, What is this thou hast done unto ing, she took Zilpah ber maid, and gave her me! did not I serve with thee for Rachel ? Jacob to wife. wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob

26 And Laban said, It must not be so a son. done in our country, to give the younger 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and before the first-born.

she called his name Gad. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob this also, for the service which thou shalt a second son. serve with me yet seven other years. | 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the

28 1 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her daughters will call me blessed: and she week: and he gave him Rachel his daugh- called his name Asher. ter to wife also.

| 14 | And Reuben went in the days of 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daugh- wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the ter Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid. field, and brought them unto his mother

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes


Rachel bears Joseph.

GENESIS. Jacob's covenant with Laban. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small me in time to come, when it shall come for matter that thou hast taken my husband ? my hire before thy face: every one that is and wouldest thou take away my son's man- not speckled and spotted among the goats, drakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore and brown among the shecp, that shall be he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's counted stolen with me. mandrakes.

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would 16 And Jacob came out of the field in might be according to thy word. the evening, and Leah went out to meet 35 And he removed that day the he-goats him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; that were ring-straked and spotted, and all for surely I have hired thee with my son's the she-goats that were speckled and spotmandrakes. And he lay with her that night. ted, and every one that had some white in

17 | And God hearkened unto Leah, and it, and all the brown among the sheep, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. gave them into the hand of his sons.

18 And Leah said, God hath given me 36 And he set three days' journey bemy hire, because I have given my maiden twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the to my husband : and she called his name rest of Laban's flocks. Issachar.

37 | And Jacob took him rods of green 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; Jacob the sixth son.

and pilled white strakes in them, and made 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed the white appear which was in the rods. me with a good dowry; now will my hus- 38 And he set the rods which he had band dwell with me, because I have born pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the him six sons: and she called his name Ze- watering-troughs when the flocks came to bulun.

drink; that they should conceive when they 21 And afterwards she bare a daugılter, came to drink. and called her name Dinah.

39 And the flocks conceived before the 22 | And God remembered Rachel, and rods, and brought forth cattle ring-straked, God hearkened to her, and opened her speckled, and spotted. womb.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, 23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and set the faces of the flocks toward the and said, God hath taken away my re-ring-straked, and all the brown in the flock

of Laban: and he put his own flocks by 24 And she called his name Joseph; and themselves, and put them not unto Laban's said, The LORD shall add to me another son. cattle.

25 | And it came to pass, when Rachel 41 And it came to pass whensoever the had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto La- stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid ban, Send me away, that I may go unto the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the mine own place, and to my country. gutters, that they might conceive among

26 Give me my wives and my children, the rods. for whom I have served thee, and let me go: 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he for thou knowest my service which I have put them not in: so the feebler were Ladone thee.

Iban's, and the stronger Jacob's. 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray 43 And the man increased exceedingly, thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, and had much cattle, and maid-servants, tarry: for I have learned by experience and men-servants, and camels, and asses. that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.

CHAP. XXXI. 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, AND he heard the words of Laban's and I will give it.

T6 sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest all that was our father's; and of that which how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was our father's hath he gotten all this glory. was with me.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of 30 For it was little which thou hadst be- Laban, and behold, it was not toward him fore I came, and it is now increased unto a as before. multitude; and the Lord hath blessed thee 3 1 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Resince my coming: and now when shall I turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy provide for mine own house also ?

kindred; and I will be with thee. 31 And he said, What shall I give thee?! 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me Leah to the field unto his flock, any thing; if thou wilt do this thing for 5 And said unto them, I see your father's me, I will again feed and keep thy flock: countenance, that it is not toward me as

32 I will pass through all thy flock to-before: but the God of my father hath been day, removing from thence all the speckled with me. and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle 6 And ye know that with all my power I among the sheep, and the spotted and have served your father. speckled among the goats: and of such 7 And your father hath deceived me, and shall be my hire.

changed my wages ten times: but God suf33 So shall my righteousness answer for fered him not to hurt me.

Jacob departs from Laban. CHAP. XXXI. Jacob's complaint of Laban. S If he said thus, The speckled shall be awares to me, and carried away my daughthy wages; then all the cattle bare speck- ters, as captives taken with the sword? led: and if he said thus, The ring-straked 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away seshall be thr hire: then bare all the cattle cretly, and steal away from me, and didst ring-straked.

not tell me, that I might have sent thee 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle away with mirth, and with songs, with taof your father, and given them to me. bret, and with harp?

10 And it came to pass at the time that 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine sons, and my daughters ? thou hast now eres, and saw in a dream, and behold, the done foolishly in so doing. rams which leaped upon the cattle were 29 It is in the power of my hand to do rink-straked, speckled, and grizzled. you hurt: but the God of your father spake

11 And the angel of God spake unto me unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here heed that thou speak not to Jacob either on I.

good or bad. 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes 30 And now, though thou wouldest needs and see, all the rams which leap upon the be gone, because thou sore longedst after cattle are ring-straked, speckled, and griz- thy father's house; yet wherefore hast thou zled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth stolen my gods? unto thee.

31 1 And Jacob answered and said to La13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou ban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peranointedst the pillar, and where thou vow- adventure thou wouldest take by force thy edst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out daughters from me. from this land, and return unto the land of 32 With whomsoever thou findest thy thy kindred.

gods, let him not live: before our brethren 14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and discern thou what is thine with me, and take said unto him, Is there yet any portion or it to thee: for Jacob knew not that Rachel inheritance for us in our father's house ? had stolen them.

15 Are we not counted of him strangers?! 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured into Leah's tent, and into the two maid-seralso our money.

vants' tents; but he found them not. Then 16 For all the riches which God hath went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into taken ftum our father, that is ours, and our Rachel's tent. children's: now then whatsoever God hath: 34 Now Rachel had taken the images, said unto thee, do.

and put them in the camel's furniture, and 17 © Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons sat upon them. And Laban searched all and his wives upon camels;

the tent, but found them not. 18 And he carried away all his cattle, 35 And she said to her father, Let it not and all his goods which he had gotten, the displease my lord that I cannot rise up becattle of his getting, which he had gotten, fore thee: for the custom of women is upon in Padan-aram; for to go to Isaac his father me. And he searched, but found not the in the land of Canaan.

images. 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: 36 [ And Jacob was wroth, and chode and Rachel had stolen the images that were with Laban : and Jacob answered and said her father's.

to Laban, What is my trespass ? what is 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not me? that he fled.

| 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my 21 So he fled with all that he had; and stuff, what hast thou found of all thy househe rose up, and passed over the river, and hold-stuff? set it here before my brethren, set his face toward the mount Gilead. and thy brethren, that they may judge be

22 S And it was told Laban on the third twixt us both. day that Jacob was fled.

138 This twenty years have I been with 23 And he took his brethren with him, thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not and pursued after him seven days' journey : cast their young, and the rams of thy flock .and they overtook him in the mount Gile- have I not eaten.

| 39 That which was torn of beasts, I 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; in a dream by night, and said unto him, of my hand didst thou require it, whether Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob stolen by day, or stolen by night. either good or bad.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now consumed me, and the frost by night; and Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: my sleep departed from mine eyes. and Laban with his brethren pitched in the 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy mount of Gilead.

Thouse: I served thee fourteen years for thy 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: thou done, that thou hast stolen away un- and thou hast changed my wages ten times

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His message to Esau. 42 Except the God of my father, the God men-servants, and women-servants : and I of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac had been have sent to tell my lord, that I may find with me, surely thou hadst sent me away grace in thy sight. now empty. God hath seen mine affliction, 6.9 And the messengers returned to Jaand the labour of my hands, and rebuked cob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, thee yesternight.

and also he cometh to meet thee, and four 43 | And Laban answered, and said unto hundred men with him. Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and and these children are my children, and distressed: and he divided the people that these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and seest is mine; and what can I do this day the camels into two bands; unto these my daughters, or unto their chill 8 And said, If Esau come to the one dren which they have borne ?

company, and smite it, then the other com44 Now therefore come thou, let us make pany which is left shall escape. a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a 91 And Jacob said, O God of my father witness between me and thee...

Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto for a pillar.

thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, deal well with thee: Gather stones, and they took stones and 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the made an heap: and they did eat there upon mercies, and of all the truth, which thou the heap.

hast shewed unto thy servant: for with my 47 And Laban called it Segar-sahadutha : staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I but Jacob called it Galeed :

am become two bands. 48 And Laban said, This heap is a wit- 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand ness between me and thee this day. There- of my brother, from the hand of Esau : for fore was the name of it called Galeed: I fear him, lest lie will come and smite me,

49 And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord and the mother with the children. watch between me and thee, when we are 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee absent one from another.

good, and make thy seed as the sand of the 50 If thou shalt affict my daughters, or sea, which cannot be numbered for multiif thou shalt take other wives beside my tude. daughters; no man is with us; See, God 131 And he lodged there that same is witness betwixt me and thee.

night; and took of that which came to his 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this hand a present for Esau his brother; heap, and behold this pillar, which I have 14 Two hundred she-goats, and twenty cast betwixt me and thee;

The-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty 52 This heap be witness, and this pillar rams, be witness, that I will not pass over this heap 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. and ten foals.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God 16 And he delivered them into the hand of Nahor, the God of their father, judge of his servants, every drove by themselves; betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear and said unto his servants, Pass over before of his father Isaac.

me, and put a space betwixt drove and 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the drove. mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: 17 And he commanded the foremost, and they did eat bread, and tarried all night saying, When Esau my brother meeteth in the mount

thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art 55 And early in the morning Laban rose thou ? and whither goest thou ? and whose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, are these before thee? and blessed them: and Laban departed,] 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy and returned unto his place.

servant Jacob's: it is a present sent unto CHAP. XXXII.

my lord Esau : and behold also he is beAND Jacob went on his way, and the hind us. H angels of God met him.

| 19 And so commanded he the second, 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, and the third, and all that followed the This is God's host : and he called the name droves, saying, On this manner shall ye of that place Mahanaim.

speak unto Esau, when ye find him. 3 And Jacob sent messengers before 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy him to Esau his brother, unto the land of servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, Seir, the country of Edom.

I will appease him with the present that 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus goeth before me, and afterward I will see shall ye speak unto my lord Esau ; Thy his face, peradventure he will accept of me. servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned 21 So went the present over before him; with Laban, and stayed there until now: and himself lodged that night in the com

5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and pany.

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