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Hamor and Shechem circumcised. GENESIS. The Shochemites spoiled. grieved, and they were very wroth, becausej 25 4 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's. 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 10 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 30° 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 h 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-t 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-l 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the cob's daughter: and he was more honour- strange gods which were in their hand, and able than all the house of his father. all their ear-rings which were in their ears;

20 { 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. cnough for them : let us take their daugh- 6 (So Jacob came to Luz, which is in ucrs 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 7 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-l 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, stance, and cvery 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 1 And God appeared unto Jacob again his son hcarkened 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

\Jacob: thy name shall not be called any

his city.

The death of Isaac.

CHAP. XXXVI. The generations of Esau. mare Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name ;| Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hiand be 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. tion 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 lamn, and Korah: These are the sons of sed 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 | And they journeyed from Beth-el;

17 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 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, is Edom. Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. 1 91 And these are the generations of

Is 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 his Seir: 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, Tegrare: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave man, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. unto this day,

| 12 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 handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali :

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

the sons of Adah. 27 | 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 Isaac sojourned.

the dukes that came of Reuel, in the lanıl 23 1 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 arc 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. N OW these are the generations of Esau, 19 These are the sons of Esau (who is 1 who is Edom.

Edom) and these are their dukes. 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters 20 | These are the sons of Scir the Iloof Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the rite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Hittite, and Alolibamah 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. TR1 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 feed 23 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 Jo 24 And these are the children of Zibeon; seph brought unto his father their evil reboth Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anahport. 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 were these : Jold age: and he made him a coat of many Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of colours. Anah.

4 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- 5 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.

T 6 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 1 And these are the kings that reign- & 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.

hast 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 saying.

38 Ånd Saul died, and Baal-hanan the 12 1 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 1 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,

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

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 sau the father of the Edomites. Thence: for I heard them say, Let us go to

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Joseph sold to the Ishmaclites. 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 cren 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. tus drearner cometh.

LAND it came to pass at that time, that 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay Judah went down from his brethren, him, and cast him into some pit; and we and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose will suy, Some evil beast hath devoured name was Hirah. him; 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 lands, to deliver him to his father again. was at Chczib, 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. Jareph out of his coat, his coat of many co- 7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wickInurs that was on him.

ed in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD 24 And they took him, and cast him into slew him.. a pit: and the pit was empty, tlucre 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. they 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.

give 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 bor 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, Behe 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?

off from her, and covered her with a vail, 31 1 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;l 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 golone a pledge, till thou send it ?

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Joseph advanced by Potiphar. GENESIS.

He is cast in prison. 18 And he said, What pledge shall I and he served him : and he made him overgive thee? and she said, Thy signet, and seer over his house, and all that he had he thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine put into his hand. hand : and he gave it her, and came in unto 5 And it came to pass from the time that her, and she conceived by him.

he had made him overseer in his house, and 19 And she arose and went away and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed laid by her vail from her, and put on the the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake : garments of her widowhood.

and the blessing of the LORD was upon all 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand that he had in the house, and in the field. of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his 6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's pledge from the woman's hand: but he hand; and he knew not ought he had, save found her not.

the bread which he did eat: and Joseph was 21 Then he asked the men of that place, a goodly person, and well-favoured. saying, Where is the harlot that was openly 7 1 And it came to pass after these things, by the way-side! And they said, there that his master's wife cast her eyes upon was no harlot in this place.

Joseph : and she said, Lie with me. 22 And he returned to Judah, and said,l 8 But he refused, and said unto his mas I cannot find her; and also the men of the ter's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not place said, that there was no harlot in this what is with me in the house, and he hath place.

committed all that he hath to my hand; 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to 9 There is none greater in this house than her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this I ; neither hath he kept back any thing kid, and thou hast not found her.

from me, but thee, because thou art his 24 And it came to pass, about three wife: how then can I do this great wickedmonths after, that it was told Judah, saying, ness, and sin against God? Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath played the 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to harlot; and also, behold, she is with child Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. forth, and let her be burnt.

111 And it came to pass about this time, 25 When she was brought forth, she sent that Joseph went into the house to do his to her father-in-law, saying, By the man business; and there was none of the men of whose these are, am I with child : and she the house there within. said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, 12 And she caught him by his garment, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. saying, Lie with me : and he left his gar

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and ment in her hand, and fled, and got him said, She hath been more righteous than I; out. because that I gave her not to Shelah my 13 And it came to pass, when she saw son : and he knew her again no more that he had left his garment in her hand,

27 ( And it came to pass in the time of and was fled forth, her travail, that behold, twins were in her 14 That she called unto the men of her womb.

Thouse, and spake unto them, saying, See, 28 And it came to pass when she travail- he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to ed, that the one put out his hand; and the mock us : he came in unto me to lie with midwife took and bound upon his hand a me, and I cried with a loud voice: scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 15 And it came to pass, when he heard

29 And it came to pass as he drew back that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he his hand, that behold, his brother came out; left his garment with me, and fled, and got and she said, How hast thou broken forth? him out. this breach be upon thee : therefore his name 16 And she laid up his garment by her, was called Pharez.

until his lord came home. 30 And afterward came out his brother 17 And she spake unto him according to that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; these words, saying, The Hebrew servant and his name was called Zarah.

which thou hast brought unto us, came in CHAP. XXXIX.

unto me to mock me : AND Joseph was brought down to 18 And it came to pass as I lifted up my A Egypt: and Potiphar, an officer of voice and cried, that he left his garment Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyp- with me, and fled out. tian, bought him of the hands of the Ish- 19 And it came to pass, when his master maelites, which had brought him down heard the words of his wife, which she thither.

spake unto him, saying, After this manner 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and did thy servant to me; that his wrath was he was a prosperous man: and he was in kindled. the house of his master the Egyptian. 1 20 And Joseph's master took him, and

3 And his master saw that the LORD was put him into the prison, a place where the with him, and that the LORD made all that king's prisoners were bound : and he was he did to prosper in his hand.

there in the prison. 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, 21. I But the LORD was with Joseph, and

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