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Rachel bears Joseph.
GENESIS. Jacob's covenant with Luban. 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 sheep, 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 it 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.
| 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 daughter, came to drink. and called her name Dinah.
1 39 And the flocks conceived before the 22 1 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 proach:
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 1 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.
ban'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, A ND he heard the words of Laban's and I will give it.
11 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 | 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 suf.33 So shall my righteousness answer for fered him not to hurt me.
Jacob departs from Laban. CHAP. XXXI. Jacob's complaint of Laban. 8 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 thy 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 eyes, 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 ring-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 am 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.
131 | 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 from 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 I 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 1 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.
137 Whereas thou hast searched all my 21 So he fled with all that he had; and stuff, what hast thou found of all thy house he 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. ad.
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.
140 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.
house: 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. Jacob's vision :
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 [ 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 chil- 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 9 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 Jegar-sahadutha : staff I passed over this Jordan, and now 1 but Jacob called it Galeed :
jam 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 he 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 afflict my daughters, or sea, which cannot be numbered for multiif thou shalt take other wives beside my stude. daughters; no man is with us; See, God 13 [ 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;
he-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.
Ime, 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 65 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. 11 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; peradveature 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.
The kindness of Jacob and CHAP. XXXIII, XXXIV. Esau at their meeting. 22 And he rose up that night, and tooks are to find grace in the sight of my his 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. 23 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 hach 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 knowaame! And he said, Jacob.
eth that the children are tender, and the 28 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 hast thou power with God, and with all the flock 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.
of 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- 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, Hishe 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.
he 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. vant
14 1 And Shechem spake unto his father 6 Then the handmaidens came near, Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. they and their children, and they bowed 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled 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 7 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
Hamor and Shechem circumcised. GENESIS. The Shechemites spoiled. grieved, and they were very wroth, because 25 1 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.
127 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 1 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 A 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 Bethel ; 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 were in their hand, and able than all the house of his father. all their ear-rings which wcre 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. enough for them: let us take their daugh- 6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in ters 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- 8 4 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 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