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life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died, and Was Koo. unto his people. 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren. 19 " And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son : Abraham begat Isaac : 20 And Isaac was ; years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the Sister to Laban the Syrian. 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Hebekah his wife conceived. 22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? She went to inquire of the LORD. 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the
yo 24 " And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25. And the first came out red, all Over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man Of the field: and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. 29 " And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same pottage : for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point '% die: and what
his birthright. profit shall this birthright do to me?
e 33 And Jacob Said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him : and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
CHAPTER XXVI. 1 Isaac because of famine went to Gerar. 2 God instructeth, and blesseth him. 7 He is reproved by Abimelech for denyin his wife. 12 He groweth rich. e diggeth Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth., 26 Abimelech maketh a covenant with him. at Beer-sheba. 34 Esau’s wives. ND there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I Sware unto Abraham thy father; 4 And I will make thy Seed to multiply as the stars of heaven and will give unto thy seed aii these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. 6 * And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. 7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is F. wife: lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah ; because she was fair to look upon. 8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting With Rebekah his wife. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: , and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
Isaac groweth rich.
10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? One of the people might lightly have lain with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death. 12 en Isaac Sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistimes envied him. 15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said unto , Go from us: for thou art much o than we. 17 's d Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names, after the names by which his father had called them. 19, And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of Poło water. 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. 21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth ; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall befruitful in the land. 23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24 And the LORD appeared unto the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and
will bless thee, and multiply thy o: for my servânt Abraham's Sake. 25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there saac's servants digged a well. 26 " Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you ? 28 And they said, We saw cer– tainly that the Lord was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt. as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD. 30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. 32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. 33 And he called it. Shebah : therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. 34 " And Esau was forty years Old When he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite and Bashemath the daughter o Elon the Hittite: 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
Jacob deceiveth he mid unto him, Behold, here Q. e
rol. 1. 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; 4 And make me Savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die. 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. 6 * And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, Iheard thy father speak unto Esau tly brother, saying, Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. 8 Now therefore, my son, obe my voice according to that whic I command thee. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth : 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. 13 And his mother Said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: Only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son : 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the Smooth of his neck : 17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her
18 "I And he came unto his fa– ther, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, m). Son? 9 And Jacob Said unto his fa– ther, I am Esau thy firstborn: I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy Soul may bless me. 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son 2 And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and Said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands Of Esau. 23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him. 24 And he said, Art thou m very son Esau ? And he said, Corn. 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he book. him wine, and he drank. 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, in V Son. 27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's Sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. 30 " And it came to pass, as Soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet Scarce gone Out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunt: ling.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 1 Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him. to Padam-aram. u marrieth Mahalath the daughter of
Ishmael. 10 The vision of Jacob's ladder. 18. The stone of Beth-el. 20 Jacob's vow. ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father: and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother. And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou may est be a multitude of people; 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham. 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau’s mother. 6 * When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him. away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; 33
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7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram : 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father: 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. 10 * And Jacob went out from Beer—sheba, and went toward Ha
Iran. 11 And he lighted upon a certain lace, and tarried there all night, use the Sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac : the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed: 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth ; and thou shalt o abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the South : and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all o: whither thougoest, and will brin thee again into this land; for will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee Of. 16 T And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this i8 none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name #: that city was called Luz at the rs
will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
21 So that I come again to m father's house in peace; then sh the LORD be my God:
22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
CHAPTER XXIX. 1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He taketh acquaintance of Rachel. 13 Laban entertaineth him. 18 Jacob cot:enanteth for Rachel. 23. He is deceived with Leah..., 28. He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more. 82 Leah beareth, Reuben, 33 Simeon, 34 Levi, 35 and Judah. HEN Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land Of the o Of the east. 2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it: for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth. 3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we. 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the Son of Nahor? And they said, We know him. 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered to— ether, and till they roll the stone rom the well's mouth; then we water the sheep. 9 " And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them. 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the Stone from the well’s