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42 And these words of Esaul F6 F When Esau saw that Isaac her elder son were told to Rebe- had blessed Jacob, and sent him kab: and she sent and called Ja. away to Padan-aram, to take him cob her younger son, and said un- a wife from thence; and that as to him, Behold, thy brother Esau, he blessed him, he gave him a as touching thee, doth comfort charge, saying, Thou shalt not himself, purposing to kill thee, take a wife of the daughters of g 43 Now therefore, my son, obey Canaan; my voice : anil arise, flee thou tog 7 And that Jacob obeyed his Laban my brother to Haran; father, and his mother, and was

44 And tarry with him a few gone to Padan-aram; days, until thy brother's fury turn & 8 And Esau seeing that the away ;

daughters of Canaan pleased not 45 Until thy brother's anger Isaac his father ; (urn away from thee, and he for. f 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmaget that which thou hast done to el, and took unto the wives which him: then I will send, and fetch he had, Mahalath the daughter of thee from thence. Why should I Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sis. be deprived also of you both in ter of Nebajoth, to be his wife. one day?

g 10 And Jacob went out from * 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, Beer-sheba, and went toward Ha.

am weary of my life, because of ran. the daugbiers of Heth: if Jacob f 11 And he lighted upon a cer. take a wife of the daughters of tain place, and tarried there all Heth, such as these which are of nigbt, because the sun was set: the daughters of the land, what and he took of the stones of that good shall my life do me? place, and put them for his pillows,

CHAP. XXVIII. and lay down in that place to sleep.

blessed him, and charged a ladder set upon the earth, and bim, and said unto hirn, Thou shalt the top of it reached to heaven: not take a wife of the daughters and behold, the angels of God asof Canaan.

cending and descending on it. & 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, tot 13 And behold, the LORD stood the house of Bethuel thy mother's above it, and said, I am the LORD father; and take thee a wise from God of Abraham thy father, and thence of the daughters of Laban the God of Isaac: the land wherethy mother's brother.

on thou liest, to thee will I give b 3 And God Almighty bless thee, it, and to thy seed. and make thee fruitful, and multi- r 14 And thy seed shall be as the ply thee, that thou mayest be a dust of the earth; and thou shalt multitude of people;

spread abroad to the west, and to 4 And give thee the blessing of the east, and to the north, and to Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed the south: and in thee and in thy with thee; that thou mayest in- seed shall all the families of the herit the land wherein thou art a earth be blessed. stranger, which God gave unto 6 15 And behold, I am with thee Abraham.

and will keep thee in all places 15 And Isaac sent away Jacob: whither thou goest, and will bring and he went to Padan-aram unto thee again into this land: for Laban, son of Bethuel the Syri- will not leave thec, until I have an, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's done that which I have spoken to and Esau's mother.

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f 16 And Jacob awaked out of well? And they said, He is well: his sleep, and he said, Surely the and behold, Rachel his daughter LORD is in this place; and I cometh with the sheep. knew it not.

7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high 2 17 And he was afraid, and said, day, neither is it time that the How dreadful is this place! this cattle should be gathered together: is none other but the house of God, water ye the sheep, and go and and this is the gate of heaven. feed them, o 18 And Jacob rose up early in o 8 And they said, We cannot, the morning, and took the stone until all the flocks be gathered tothat he had put for his pillows, gether, and till they roll the stone and set it up for a pillar, and pour. from the well's mouth; then we ed oil upon the top of it.

water the sheep. & 19 And he called the name ofF91 And while he yet spake that place Beth-el : but the name with them, Rachel came with her of that city was called Luz at the father's sheep: for she kept them. first.

10 And it came to pass, when c 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, say. Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of ing, If God will be with me, and will Laban his mother's brother, and keep me in this way that I go, and the sheep of Laban his mother's will give me bread to eat, and brother, that Jacob went near, and raiment to put on,

rolled the stone from the well's 21 So that I come again to my mouth, and watered the flock of Lafather's house in peace; then shall ban his mother's brother. the LORD be my God:

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and & 22 And this stone, which I have lifted up his voice, and wept. set for a pillar, shall be God's f12 And Jacob told Rachel that house: and of all that thou shalt he was her father's brother, and give me, I will surely give the that he was Rebekah's son; and tenth unto thee.

she ran and told her father. CHAP. XXIX. o 13 And it came to pass when THEN Jacob went on his Laban heard the tidings of Jacob land of the people of the east. him, and embraced him, and kissed

2 And he looked, and behold, a him, and brought him to his house. well in the field, and lo, there And he told Laban all these things. were three flocks of sheep lying 14 And Laban said to him, Sureby it; for out of that well they ly thou art my bone and my flesh : watered the flocks : and a great and he abode with him the space of stone was upon the well's mouth. a month. 03 And thither were all the flocks f 15 | And Laban said unto Ja. gathered : and they rolled the cob, Because thou art my brother, stone from the well's mouth and shouldest thou therefore serve me watered the sheep, and put the for nought? tell me, what shall thy stone again upon the well's mouth wages be ? in his place.

16 And Laban had two daughg 4 And Jacob said unto them, ters: the name of the elder was My brethrer, whence be ye? And Leah, and the name of the younger they said, Of Haran are we.

was Rachel. få And he said unto them, Know 17 Leah was tender-eyed, but ye Laban the son of Nahor? And Rachel was beautiful and well-fathy said, We know him.

vonred. 6 And he said unto them, Ts heio 18 And Jacob loved Rachel,



and said, I will serve thee seven hath looked upon my affliction; years for Rachel thy younger now therefore my husband will love daughter.

19 And Laban said, It is better n 33 And she conceived again, and that I give her to thee, than that I bare a son; and said, Because the should give her to another man: LORD hath heard that I was hated, abide with me.

he hath therefore given me this son f 20 And Jacob served seven years also : and she called his name Si. for Rachel; and they seemed unto meon. him but a few days, for the love he n 34 And she conceived again and nad to her.

bare a son; and said, Now this time 21 1 And Jacob said unto Laban, will my husband be joined unto me, Give me my wife (for my days are because I have borne him three fulfilled) that I may go in unto her. sons: therefore was his name callo 22 And Laban gathered together ed Levi. all the men of the place, and made n 35 And she conceived again, and a feast.

bare a son: and she said, Now will 23. And it came to pass in the I praise the LORD: therefore she evening, that he took Leah his called his name Judah, and left daughter, and brought her to him; bearing. and he went in unto her.

CHAP. XXX. 24 And Laban gave unto his 24 ND when Rachel saw that daughter Lean, Zilpah his maid, she bare Jacob no children, for a handmaid.

Rachel envied her sister; and said f 25 And it came to pass, that in unto Jacob, Give me children, or the morning, behold, it was Leah : else I die. and he said to Laban, What is this? 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled thou hast done unto me? did not I against Rachel ; and he said, Am I serve with thee for Rachel? where in God's stead, who hath withheld fore then hast thou beguiled me? from thee the fruit of the womb?

26 And Laban said, It must not 3 And she said, Behold my maid be so done in our country, to give Bilhah, go in unto her; and she the younger before the first-born. shall bear upon my knees, that I I 27 Fulfil her week, and we will may also have children by her. give thee this also, for the service u 4 And she gave him Bilhah her which thou shalt serve with me yet handmaid to wife: and Jacob went seven other years.

in unto her. 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled f 5 And Bilhah conceived, and her week: and he gave him Rachel bare Jacob a son. his daughter to wife also. n 6 And Rachel said, God hath

29 And Laban gave to Rachel judged me, and hath also heard my his daughter, Bilhah his handmaid, voice, and hath given me a son: to be her maid.

therefore called she his name Dan. f 30 And he went in also unto Ra- f 7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, chel, and he loved also Rachel more conceived again, and bare Jacob than Leah, and served with him a second son. yet seven other years.

n 8 And Rachel said, With great 1 31 And when the LORD saw wrestlings have I wrestled with that Leah was hated, he opened her my sister, and I have prevailed : womb : but Rachel was barren. and she called his name Naphtali. n 32 And Leah conceived, and bare u 9 When Leah saw that she had a son; and she called his name Reu- Jeft bearing, she took Zilpah, her ben: for she said, Surely the LORD maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. je 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, a son; and said, God hath taken bare Jacob a son.

away my reproach: n 11 And Leah said. A troop n 21 And she called his name Jocometh: and she called his name seph; and said, The LORD shall Gad.

add to me another son. f12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, f 25 1 And it came to pass, when bare Jacob a second son.

Rachel had borne Joseph, that n 13 And Leah said, Happy am Jacob said unto Laban, Send me I, for the daughters will call me away, that I may go unto mine blessed: and she called his name own place, and to my country. Asher.

26 Give me my wives and my f 14 1 And Reuben went in the children, for whom I have served days of wheat-harvest, and found thee, and let me go : for thou mandrakes in the field, and brought knowest my service which I have them unto his mother Leah. Then done thee. Rachel said to Leah,. Give me, I\6 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. pray thee, if I have found favour

15 And she said unto her, Is it in thine eyes, tarry: for I have a small matter that thou hast ta- learned by experience that the ken my husband? and wouldest LORD hath blessed me for thy thou take away my son's man- sake. drakes also! And Rachel said, 28 And he said, Appoint me thy Therefore he shall lie with thee wages, and I will give it. to-night for thy son's mandrakes. 29 And he said unto him, Thou

16 And Jacob came out of the knowest how I have served thee field in the evening, and Leah went and how thy cattle was with me. out to meet him, and said, Thou d 39 For it was little which thou must come in unto me; for surely hadst before I came, and it is now I have hired thee with my son's increased unto a multitude; and mandrakes. And he lay with her the Lord hath blessed thee since that night.

my coming : and now, when shall of 17 And God hearkened unto I provide for mine own house Leah, and she conceived, and bare also ? Jacob the fifth son.

f31 And he said, What shall I give * 18 And Leah said, God haththee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt given me my hire, because I have not give me any thing. If thou given my maiden to my husband: wilt do this thing for me, I will and she called his name Issachar. again feed and keep thy flock:

19 And Leah conceived again, 32 I will pass through all thy and bare Jacob the sixth son. flock to-day, removing from thence n 20 And Leah said, God hath all the speckled and spotted cattle, endowed me with a good dowry; and all the brown cattle among the now will my husband dwell with sheep, and the spotted and speckme, because I have borne him six led among the goats: and of such sons : and she called his name shall be my hire. Zebulun.

33 So shall my righteousness anf 21 And afterwards she bare a swer for me in time to come, when it daughter, and called her name shall come for my hire before thy Dinah.

face: every one that is not speckt 22 [ And God remembered Ra- led and spotted among the goats, chel, and God hearkened to her, and brown among the sheep, that avd opened her womb.

shall be counted stolen with me. s 23 And she concpived, and bare f 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy cob hath taken away all that was word.

our father's; and of that which 35 And he removed that day the was our father's hath he gotten all he-goats that were ring-streaked this glory. and spotted, and all the she-goats 2 And Jacob beheld the counthat were speckled and spotted, tenance of Laban, and behold, it and every one that had some white was not toward him as before. in it, and all the brown among the v 3 And the LORD said unto Ja. sheep, and gave them into the cob, Return unto the land of the hands of his sons.

fathers, and to thy kindred; and 36 And he set three days' jour. I will be with thee. ney betwixt himself and Jacob: f 4 And Jacob sent and called and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's Rachel and Leah to the field unto flocks.

bis flock, f 37 [ And Jacob took him rods f 5 And said unto them, I see your of green poplar, and of the hazel father's countenance, that it is not and chesnut-tree; and pilled white toward me as before: but the God streaks in them, and made the of my father hath been with me. white appear which was in the rods. 6 And ye know that with all

33 And he set the rods which my power I have served your fa. he had pilled before the flocks in ther. the gutters in the watering-tronghs 7 And your father hath deceive when the flocks came to drink ; ed me, and changed my wages ten that they should conceive when times : but God suffered him not they came to drink.

to hurt me. 39 And the flocks conceived be- 8 If he said thus, The speckled fore the rods, and brought forth shall be thy wages; then all the cattle ring-streaked, speckled, and cattle bare speckled : and if he spotted.

said thus, The ring-streaked shall 40 And Jacob did separate the be thy hire: then bare all the catlambs, and set the faces of the tle ring-streaked. flocks toward the ring-streaked, 1 9 Thus God hath taken away and all the brown in the flock of the cattle of your father, and Laban: and he put his own flocks given them to me. by themselves, and put them not 10 And it came to pass at the unto Laban's cattle.

time that the cattle conceived, that 41 And it came to pass whenso- I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in ever the stronger cattle did con- a dream, and behold, the rams ceive, that Jacob laid the rods be- which leaped upon the cattle were fore the eyes of the cattle in the ring-streaked, speckled, and grizgutters, that they might conceive zled. among the rods.

** 11 And the angel of God spake 42 But when the cattle were unto me in a dream, saying, Jafeeble, he put them not in : so the cob: And I said, Here am I. seebler were Laban's, and the 12 And he said, Lift up now stronger Jacob's.

thine eyes and see, all the rams f 43 And the man increased ex- which leap upon the cattle are ceedingly, and had much cattle, ring-streaked, speckled, and grizand maid-servants, and men-ser- zled: for I have seen all that Lavants, and camels, and asses. ban doeth unto thee. CHAP. XXXI.

(* 13 I am the God of Beth-el, f ND he heard the words of where thou anointedst the pillar, Laban's sons, saying, Ja- land where thou vowedst a yow

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