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The kindness of Jacob and CHAP. XXXIII, XXXIV. Esau at their meeting.

22 And he rose up that night, and took are to find grace in the sight of my Les two wives, and his two women-servants, lord. and his eleven sons, and passed over the 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my ford Jabbok.

brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. 33 And he took them, and sent them 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if over the brook, and sent over that he had. now I have found grace in thy sight, then

24 | And Jacob was left alone; and receive my present at my hand : for therethere wrestled a man with him, until the fore I have seen thy face, as though I had breaking of the day.

seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased 25 And when he saw that he prevailed with me. not against him, he touched the hollow of 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is his thigh: and the hollow of Jacob's thigh brought to thee; because God halh dealt was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. graciously with me, and because I have

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day enough : and he urged him, and he took it. breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, go, except thou bless me.

and let us go, and I will go before thee. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy 13 And he said unto him, My lord knowname? And he said, Jacob.

eth that the children are tender, and the And he said, Thy name shall be call- flocks and herds with young are with me, ed no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a and if men should over-drive them one day, prince bast thou power with God, and with all the fiock will die. men, and hast prevailed.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell before his servant: and I will lead on softly, me, I pray thee, thy name: And he said, according as the cattle that goeth before Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my me, and the children be able to endure ; unname! And he blessed him there.

til I come unto my lord unto Seir. 30 And Jacob called the name of the 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave place Peniel: for I have seen God face to with thee some of the folk that are with me: face, and my life is preserved.

And he said, What needeth it? Let me find 31 ? And as he passed over Penuel the grace in the sight of my lord. sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his 16 So Esau returned that day on his way thigh.

unto Seir. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat 17 1 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, not of the sinew which shrank, which is and built him an house, and made booths upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this for his cattle: therefore the name of the day; because he touched the hollow of Ja-place is called Succoth. cob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. * 18 1 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city CHAP. XXXIII.

of Shechem, which is in the land of CaAND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and look-naan, when he came from Padan-aram; h ed, and behold, Esau came, and with and pitched his tent before the city. him four hundred men. And he divided 19 And he bought a parcel of a field, the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, where he had spread his tent, at the hand and unto the two handmaids.

Tof the children of Hamor, Shechem's fa2 And he put the handmaids and their ther, for an hundred pieces of money. children foremost, and Leah and her chil-1 20 And he erected there an altar, and dren after, and Rachel and Joseph hinder- called it El-elohe-Israel. most.

CHAP. XXXIV. 3 And he passed over before them, and AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, which bowed himself to the ground seven times, h she bare unto Jacob, went out to see until he came near to his brother.

the daughters of the land. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and em- 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor braced him, and fell on his neck, and kiss- the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, ed him: and they wept.

The took her, and lay with her, and defiled 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the her. women and the children, and said, Who are 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the those with thee? And he said, The children daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damwhich God hath graciously given thy ser- sel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

4 l And Shechem spake unto his father 6 Then the handmaidens came near, Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. hey and their children, and they bowed 5 And Jacob heard that he had detiled themselves.

Dinah his daughter (now his sons were with 7 And Leah also with her children came his cattle in the field :) and Jacob held his near, and bowed themselves; and after peace until they were come. came Joseph near and Rachel, and they 6 And Hamor the father of Shechem bowed themselves.

went out unto Jacob to commune with him. 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all And the sons of Jacob came out of the this drove which I met? And he said. These field when they heard it: and the men were

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Hamor and Shechem circumcised. GENESIS. The Shechemites spoiled. grieved, and they were very wroth, because| 25 | And it came to pass on the third he had wrought folly in Israel, in lying with day, when they were sore, that two of the Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah': be done.

brethren, took each man his sword, and 8 And Hamor communed with them, say- came upon the city boldly, and slew all the ing, The soul of my son Shechem longeth males. for your daughter: I pray you give her him! 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem to wife.

his son with the edge of the sword, and 9 And make ye marriages with us : and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and give your daughters unto us, and take our went out. daughters unto you.

| 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the lõ And ye shall dwell with us: and the slain, and spoiled the city; because they land shall be before you; dwell and trade had defiled their sister. ye therein, and get you possessions therein. 28 They took their sheep, and their oxen,

11 And Shechem said unto her father, and their asses, and that which was in the and unto her brethren, Let me find grace city, and that which was in the field. in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto 29 And all their wealth and all their litme, I will give.

tle ones, and their wives took they captive, 12 Ask me never so much dowry and and spoiled even all that was in the house. gift, and I will give according as ye shall 301 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife. Ye have troubled me to make me to stink

13 | And the sons of Jacob answered among the inhabitants of the land, among Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and I and said, (because he had defiled Dinah being few in number, they shall gather themtheir sister;

selves together against me, and slay me, and 14 And they said unto them) We cannot I shall be destroyed, I and my house. do this thing, to give our sister to one that 31 And they said, Should he deal with is uncircumcised : for that were a reproach our sister as with an harlot ? unto us :

CHAP. XXXV. 15 But in this will we consent unto you: A ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up if ye will be as we be, that every male of to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make you be circumcised;

there an altar unto God, that appeared unto 16 Then will we give our daughters unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of you, and we will take your daughters to us, Esau thy brother. and we will dwell with you, and we will be- 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, come one people.

and to all that were with him, Put away the 17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to strange gods that are among you, and be be circumcised; then will we take our clean and change your garments : daughter, and we will be gone.

3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and and I will there make an altar unto God, Shechem Hamor's son.

who answered me in the day of my distress, 19 And the young man deferred not to and was with me in the way which I went. do the thing, because he had delight in Ja- 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the cob's daughter: and he was more honour- strange gods which ucre in their hand, and able than all the house of his father. all their ear-rings which were in their ears ;

20 1 And Hamor and Shechem his son and Jacob hid them under the oak which came unto the gate of their city, and com- was by Shechem. muned with the men of their city, saying, 5 And they journeyed : and the terror of

21 These men are peaceable with us, God was upon the cities that were round therefore let them dwell in the land, and about them, and they did not pursue after trade therein: for the land, behold it is large the sons of Jacob. enough for them : let us take their daugh-) 6So Jacob came to Luz, which is in icrs to us for wives; and let us give them the land of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he and our daughters.

all the people that were with him. 22 Only herein will the men consent unto y And he built there an altar, and called us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if the place El-beth-el; because there God every male among us be circumcised, as appeared unto him, when he fled from the they are circumcised.

face of his brother. 23 Shall not their cattle and their sub- 8 ( But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, stance, and every beast of theirs be ours ? and she was buried beneath Beth-el, under only let us consent unto them, and they will an oak: and the name of it was called Allondwell with us.

bachuth. 24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem 9 And God appeared unto Jacob again his son hearkened all that went out of the when he came out of Padan-aram; and gate of his city: and every male was cir- blessed him. cumcised, all that went out of the gate of 10 And God said unto him, Thy name is his city.

Jacob: thy name shall not be called any

The death of Isaac.

CHAP. XXXVl. The generations of Esau. more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name ;| Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hiud he called his name Israel.

vite; 11 And God said unto him, I am God 3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, Almighty : be fruitful and multiply; a na- sister of Nebajoth. ton and a company of nations shall be of 4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz; and thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins. Bashemath bare Reuel;

12 And the land which I gave Abraham 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaaand Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy lain, and Korah: These are the sons of sced after thee will I give the land. Esau, which were born unto him in the

13 And God went up from him, in the land of Canaan. place where he talked with him.

16 [ And Esau took his wives, and his 14 | And Jacob set up a pillar in the sons, and his daughters, and all the persons place where he talked with him, even a pil- of his house, and his cattle, and all his lar of stone: and he poured a drink-offering beasts, and all his substance which he had thereon, and he poured oil thereon. got in the land of Canaan; and went into

15 And Jacob called the name of the the country from the face of his brother place where God spake with him, Beth-el. Jacob.

16 5 And they journeyed from Beth-el;/ 7 For their riches were more than that and there was but a little way to come to they might dwell together: and the land Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had wherein they were strangers could not bear hard labour.

them, because of their cattle. 17 And it came to pass when she was in 3 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau hard labour, that the midwife said unto her,lis Edom. Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. 9 And these are the generations of

18 And it came to pass as her soul was in Esau the father of the Edomites, in mount departing (for she died) that she called hisSeir : name Ben-oni: but his father called him 10 These are the names of Esau's sons; Benjamin.

Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. Esau.

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, Tegrave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave man, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. unto this day.

112 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz 21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amatent beyond the tower of Edar.

lek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife. 22 ! And it came to pass, when Israel 13 And these are the sons of Reuel ; dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizlay with Bilhah his father's concubine : and zah: these were the sons of Bashemath Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob Esau's wife. were twelve:

| 14 And these were the sons of Aholiba23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's mah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Ju- of Zibeon Esau's wife: and she bare to dah, and Issachar, and Zebulun :

Esau, Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and 15 | These were dukes of the sons of Benjamin:

|Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the first-born son 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's of Esau ; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke handinaid; Dan, and Naphtali :

Zepho, duke Kenaz, 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's hand-L 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke maid; Gad, and Asher. These are the Amalek : these are the dukes that came of soos of Jacob, which were born to him in Eliphaz, in the land of Edom: these were Padan-aram.

the sons of Adah. 27 1 And Jacob came unto Isaac his fa- 17 And these are the sons of Reuel ther unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, (which is Hebron) where Abraham and duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are Isaic sojourned.

the dukes that came of Reuel, in the lanı 28 f And the days of Isaac were an hun- of Edom : these are the sons of Bashematlı dred and fourscore years.

Esau's wife. 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, 18 And these are the sons of Aholibaand was gathered unto his people, being old mah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaaand full of days; and his sons Esau and lam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that Jacob buried him.

came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah CHAP. XXXVI.

Esau's wife. NOW these are the generations of Esau, 19 These are the sons of Esau (who is N who is Edom.

Edom) and these are their dukes. 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters 20 ( These are the sons of Seir the Hoof Canaan ; Adah the daughter of Elon the rite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah.

The dukes of Edom.


Joseph's dreams. 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan :/

CHAP. XXXVII. these are the dukes of the Horites, the chil- AND Jacob dwelt in the land whereir. dren of Seir in the land of Edom. TA his father was a stranger, in the land

22 And the children of Lotan were, Ho- of Canaan. ri, and Heman: and Lotan's sister was 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Timna.

Joseph being seventeen years old, was feed23 And the children of Shobal were these; ing the flock with his brethren, and the lad Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the and Onam.

sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joe 24 And these are the children of Zibeon; seph brought unto his father their evil reboth Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah port. that found the mules in the wilderness, as 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. his children, because he was the son of his

25 And the children of Anah ucre these : fold age: and he made him a coat of many Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of colours. Anah.

14 And when his brethren saw that their 26 And these are the children of Dishon; father loved him more than all his brethren, Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and they hated him, and could not speak peace Cheran.

Jably unto him. 27 The children of Ezer are these; Bil- 6 1 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and han, and Zaavan, and Achan.

he told it his brethren: and they hated him 28 The children of Dishan are these; yet the more. Uz, and Aran.

76 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray 29 These are the dukes that came of the you, this dream which I have dreamed: Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke 7 For behold, we were binding sheaves in Zibeon, duke Anah,

the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Di- stood upright; and behold, your sheaves shan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, stood round about, and made obeisance to among their dukes in the land of Seir. my sheaf.

31 | And these are the kings that reign- 8 And his brethren said unto him, Shalt ed in the land of Edom, before there reigned thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou inany king over the children of Israel. deed have dominion over us? and they

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in hated him yet the more for his dreams and Edom: and the name of his city was Din- for his words. habah.

9 [ And he dreamed yet another dream, 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. have dreamed a dream more: and behold,

34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the the sun and the moon and the eleven stars land of Temani reigned in his stead. made obeisance to me.

35 And Husham died, and Hadad the 10 And he told it to his father, and to his son of Bedad (who smote Midian in the brethren; and his father rebuked him, and field of Moab) reigned in his stead : and the said unto him, What is this dream that thou name of his city was Avith.

Thast dreamed ? Shall I and thy mother and 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourMasrekah reigned in his stead.

selves to thee to the earth? 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Reho 11 And his brethren envied him; but his both by the river reigned in his stead. father observed the saving.

38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the 12 | And his brethren went to feed their son of Achbor reigned in his stead. father's flock in Shechem.

39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not died, and Hadar reigned in his stead : and thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem ? the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's Come, and I will send thee unto them. name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Ma- And he said to him, Here am I. tred, the daughter of Mezahab.

| 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, 40 | And these are the names of the see whether it be well with thy brethren, dukes that came of Esau, according to and well with the flocks; and bring me their families, after their places, by their word again. So he sent him out of the vale names ; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. Jetheth,

L 15 And a certain man found him, and 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke behold, he was wandering in the field: and Pinon,

(the man asked him, saying, What seekest 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mib- thou ? zar,

| 16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be me I pray thee, where they feed their the dukes of Edom, according to their ha- flocks. bitations, in the land of their possessions : 17 And the man said, They are departed he is Esau the father of the Edomites. Thence: for I heard them say, Let us go to

Joseph sold to the Ishmaelites. CHÁP. XXXVIII. The trespass of Onan. Dothan. And Joseph went after his bre-down into the grave unto my son mourning. thren, and found them in Dothan.

Thus his father wept for him. 18 ! And when they saw him afar off,/ 36 (And the Midianites sold him into even before he came near unto them, they Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaconspired against him to slay him. Joh's, and captain of the guard.

19 And they said one to another, Behold! CHAP. XXXVIII. this dreamer cometh.

LAND it came to pass at that time, that - 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay A Judah went down from his brethren, him, and cast him into some pit; and we and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose will say, Some evil beast hath devoured name was Hirah. hum; and we shall see what will become of 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a his dreams.

certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; 21 And Reuben heard it, and he deliver- and he took her, and went in unto her. ed him out of their hands; and said, Let us 3 And she conceived, and bare a son; not kill him.

and he called his name Er. 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed 4 And she conceived again, and bare a no blood, but cast him into this pit that is son; and she called his name Onan. in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon 5 And she yet again conceived and bare him; that he might rid him out of their a son; and called his name Shelah: and he hands, to deliver him to his father again. was at Chezib, when she bare him.

23 [ And it came to pass when Joseph 6 ( And Judah took a wife for Er his was come unto his brethren, that they stript first-born, whose name was Tamar. Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many co- 7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wickburs that roas on him.

ed in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD 21 And they took him, and cast him into slew him. a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto water in it.

thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise 25 And they sat down to eat bread : and up seed to thy brother. ther lifted up their eyes and looked, and be- 9 And Onan knew that the seed should hold, a company of Ishmaelites came from not be his : and it came to pass, when he Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery, went in unto his brother's wife, that he and balm, and myrrh, going to carry it spilled it on the ground, lest that he should down to Egypt.

Igive seed to his brother. 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, 10 And the thing which he did displeasWhat profit is it if we slay our brother, and ed the LORD: wherefore he slew him also. conceal his blood ?

11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daugh27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ish- ter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's maelites, and let not our hand be upon him; house, till Shelah my son be grown; (for for he is our brother, and our flesh: and his he said, Lest peradventure he die also as brethren were content.

his brethren did. And Tamar went and 28 Then there passed by Midianites, dwelt in her father's house. merchant-men; and they drew and lifted 12 1 And in process of time, the daughup Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph ter of Shuah Judah's wife died: and Judah to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver: was comforted, and went up unto his sheepand they brought Joseph into Egypt. shearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hi

29 ? And Reuben returned unto the pit; rah the Adullamite. and behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and 13 And it was told Tamar, saying. Bebe rent his clothes.

hold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Tim30 And he returned unto his brethren, nath, to shear his sheep. and said, The child is not: and I, whither 14 And she put her widow's garments shall I go?

Joff from her, and covered her with a vail, 31 [ And they took Joseph's coat, and and wrapped herself, and sat in an open killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the place, which is by the way to Timnath : for coat in the blood :

she saw that Shelah was grown, and she 32 And they sent the coat of many co-was not given unto him to wife. lours, and they brought it to their father; 15 When Judah saw her, he thought her and said, This have we found: know now to be an harlot; because she had covered whether it be thy son's coat or no.

her face. 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my 16 And he turned unto her by the way, son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him. and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. unto thee; (for he knew not that she was

34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put his daughter-in-law :) and she said, What sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in his son many days.

unto me? 35 And all his sons and all his daughters 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid rose up to comfort him; but he refused to from the flock : and she said, Wilt thou give be comforted; and he said, For I will go one a pledge, till thou send it ?

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