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to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee

for Rachel ? wherefore then hast thou 3 beguiled me? And Laban said, It

lisi not so done in our 'place', to give 27 the younger before the firstborn. °Ful

fill the week lof this onel, and we will give thee 'the otheri also for the ser

vice which thou shalt serve with me (7 yet seven other years. And Jacob

did so, and fulfilled her week : and he gave

him Rachel his daughter to wife. * And Laban gave to Rachel his daugh

ter Bilhah his handmaid to be her 30 handmaidi. And he went in also

unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him

yet seven other years. 31 And the LORD saw that Leah was

hated, landi he opened her womb: but 32 Rachel was barren. "And Leah con

ceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, 'Becauses the LORD thath looked upon

my affliction; 'forl now my husband 33 will love me. And she conceived

again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD ?hath heard that I lam hated, he hath therefore given

me this son also: and she called his 34 name :Simeon. And she conceived

again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have bornel him

three sons: therefore was his name 35 called Levi. °And she conceived again,

and bare a son: and she said, iThis time will I spraise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah ; and

shel left bearing 301

And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied

her sister; and 'shel said unto Jacob, 2 Give me children, or else I die. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel : and he said, Am I in God's

stead, who hath withheld from thee 3) the fruit of the womb? And she

said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; 'that she imayi bear upon my knees, 'and! I also may ilobtain! I children by her. And she gave him

Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and 5 Jacob went in unto her. And Bilhah

conceived, and bare Jacob a 6 And Rachel said, God hath Sjudged

me, and hath also heard my voice,

and hath given me a son: therefore 7 called she his name Dan. "And Bil

hah Rachel's Thandmaid' conceived

again, and bare Jacob a second son. (8 ©And Rachel said, With Imighty!

wrestlings have I lowrestled with my

sister, and have prevailed: and she 9 called his name Naphtali. When

Leah saw that she had left bearing,

she took Zilpah her 'handmaidi, and 10 gave her to Jacob to wife. And

Zilpah Leah's 'handmaid' bare Jacob 11 a son. °And Leah said, 111 Fortunatel !

and she called his name 12Gad. And

Zilpah Leah's 'handmaid' bare Jacob a 13 second son. 'And Leah said, 13 Happy

am I! for the daughters will 14call me

Thappyl: and she called his name 14 Asher. And Reuben went in the

days of wheat harvest, and found 15mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then

Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray 15 thee, of thy son's mandrakes. And

she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken away' my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also ? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie

with thee to-night for thy son's man16) drakes. °And Jacob came 'from the

field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for I have surely

hired thee with my son's mandrakes. 17 And he lay with her that night. And

God hearkened unto Leah, and she

conceived, and bare Jacob 'a' fifth son. 18 °And Leah said, God hath given me

my 16hire, because I 'gavel my 'hand

maidi to my husband : and she called 19) his name Íssachar. °And Leah con

ceived again, and bare la! sixth son 20 'to' Jacob. And Leah said, God hath

lendowed me with a good dowry ; now will my husband 17dwell with me, because I have bornel him six sons :

and she called his name Zebulun. 21 °And afterwards she bare a daughter, 22 and called her name Dinah.

God remembered Rachel, and God

hearkened to her, and opened her 23 womb. °And she conceived, and bare

a son: and said, God hath taken away (24 my reproach: 'and she called his name

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12 That is, Fortune. 13 Heb. With my happiness ! 14 Heb. asher, tó call happy. 15 Or, I love-applesi 16 Heb. sachar. 17 Heb. sabal, he dwelt.

VERSION OF 1611.- 26 must .. be. . country; 27 her . . this; 28 (also); 29 maid ; 31 when; 32 Surely .. therefore; 33 was; 34 born ; 35 Now. XXX. 3 and .. shall .. that .. have; 7 maid; 8 great. :(I); 9 maid; 10 maid; 11 A troop cometh ; 12 maid; 13 blessed ; 16 out of; 17 the ; 18 have given.. maiden ; 19 the ; 20 endued . . born.= [36]

Joseph, 'saying!, The LORD ladd to white appear which was in the rods. me another son.

38 °And he set the rods which he had 25 And it came to pass, when Rachel 'peeled over against the flocks in the

had bornel Joseph, that Jacob said gutters in the watering troughs 'wherel unto Laban, Send me away, that I the flocks came to drink; and they

may go unto mine own place, and to my 'conceived when they came to drink. 26 country. °Give me my wives and my (39 °And the flocks conceived before the

children for whom I have served thee, rods, and the flocks brought forth ring, and let me go: for thou knowest my 40 straked, speckled, and spotted. °And service wherewith! I have served

Jacob Iseparated the lambs, and set (27 thee. °And Laban said unto him, If the faces of the flocks toward the

Inow I have found favour in thine ringstraked and all the 'black' in the eyes, tarry: for I have Idivined' that flock of Laban; and he put his own

the Lord hath blessed me for thy droves apart', and put them not unto 28 sake. "And he said, Appoint me thy 41 Laban's flocki. "And it came to 29 wages, and I will give it. "And he pass, whensoever the stronger 'of the

said unto him, Thou knowest how I fockl did conceive, that Jacob laid

have served thee, and how thy cattle the rods before the eyes of the 'flock! 30 Thath fared with me. "For it was little in the gutters, that they might con

which thou hadst before I came, and 42 ceive among the rods; "but when the it 'hathi 2increased unto a multitude; 'flock' were feeble, he put them not and the LORD hath blessed thee in: so the feebler were Laban's, and 8lwhithersoever I turnedi: and now 43 the stronger Jacob's. °And the man

when shall I provide for mine own increased exceedingly, and had 'large 31) house also ? And he said, What flocks', and maidservants and men

shall I give thee? And Jacob said, servants, and camels and asses. Thou shalt not give me laught': if 31(1 And he heard the words of Laban's thou wilt do this thing for me, I will sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away

again feed thy flock and keep lit'. all that was our father's ; and of that 32 °I will pass through all thy flock to- which was our father's hath he gotten

day, removing from thence levery! 2 all this bglory. °And Jacob beheld the speckled and spotted 'one', and levery countenance of Laban, and, behold, it black onel among the sheep, and the was not toward him as 'beforetimel.

spotted and speckled among the goats : 3 °And the LORD said unto Jacob, Re33) and of such shall be my hire. So turn unto the land of thy fathers, and

shall my righteousness answer for me to thy kindred ; and I will be with thereafter', when 'thou shalt! come 4 thee. °And Jacob sent and called Iconcerning' my hire that is! before Rachel and Leah to the field unto 'theel: every one that is not speckled 5 his flock, 'and said unto them, I see and spotted among the goats, and your father's countenance, that it is

"black among the sheep, that lif found not toward me as 'beforetimel; but 34 with me shall be counted stolen. 'And the God of my father hath been with Laban said, Behold, I would it might

°And ye know that with all my (35 be according to thy word. And he

power I have served your father. removed that day the he-goats that 7 °And your father hath deceived me, were ringstraked and spotted, and all and changed my wages ten times; the she-goats that were speckled and but God suffered him not to hurt me. spotted, every one that had white in 8 °If he said thus, The speckled shall it, and all the 'black ones among the be thy wages; then all the 'flock! bare

sheep, and gave them into the hand speckled: and if he said thus, The 36 of his sons; °and he set three days' ringstraked shall be thy 'wages!; then

journey betwixt himself and Jacob: 9 bare all the flock'ringstraked. "Thus

and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's God hath taken away the cattle of 37 flocks. And Jacob took him rods your father, and given them to me.

of 'freshi poplar, and of the lalmond' 10 And it came to pass at the time that and 'of the plane tree; and 'peeledi the flocki conceived, that I lifted up white strakes in them, and made the mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and,

6 me.

1 Heb. joseph.
2 Heb. broken forth.

3 Heb. at my foot.
* Or, Istorax treel

5 Or, Iwealth

VERSION OF 1611.- 24 and said .. (shall); 25 born ; 26 which .. done; 27 (I pray thee).. learned by experience; 29 was; 30 is now.. since my coming; 31 any thing; 32 all the .. cattle. . all the brown cattle ; 33 in time to come. . it shall..for.. thy face. . amongst .. brown amongst; 35 (and). . (some).. brown amongst; 37 green . . hazel..chesnut.. pilled; 38 pilled before. . when .. that.. should conceive; 39 (cattle); 40 did separate brown . . flocks by themselves . . cattle; 41 cattle .. cattle; 42 cattle ; 43 much cattle. XXXI. 1 (of); 2 before; 5 before; 8 cattle. . hire. . cattle; 10 cattle. = [73]

behold, the she-goats' which leaped

upon the flocki were ringstraked, (11 speckled, and grisled. And the angel

of God 'said' unto me in 'thel dream, 12 Jacob: and I said, Here am I. 'And

he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the 'he-goats' which leap upon the Iflock' are ringstraked, speckled, and

grisled: for I have seen all that Laban (13 doeth unto thee. I am the God of

Beth-el, where thou anointedst lal pillar, where thou vowedst a vow unto me : now arise, get thee out from this

land, and return unto the land of thy 11 'nativity!. 'And Rachel and Leah

answered and said unto him, Is there

yet any portion or inheritance for us 15) in our father's house? Are we not

counted of him strangers ? for he hath

sold us, and hath also quite devoured 16 lour money. °For all the riches which

God hath taken away from our father, that is ours and our children's : now

then, whatsoever God hath said unto 17 thee, do. °Then Jacob rose up, and

set his sons and his wives upon 'thel 18 camels; 'and he carried away all his

cattle, and all his substancel which he had 'gathered', the cattle of his getting, which he had 'gathered' in Paddan-aram, for to go to Isaac his

father funto the land of Canaan. 19 Nowl Laban Iwas gone to shear his

sheep: and Rachel istolel the 21tera21 phim that were her father's. And

Jacob 3.stolel away unawares to Laban

the Syrian, in that he told him not that 21 he fled. So he fled with all that he

had ; and he rose up, and passed over "the River, and set his face toward the mountain oft Gilead.

And it was told Laban on the third 3 day that Jacob was fled. °And he

took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey;

and 'hel overtook him in the Imoun24 tain oft Gilead. And God came to

Laban the Syrian in a dream of thel night, and said unto him, Take heed

'to thyself that thou speak not to 35 Jacob either good or bad. I And

Laban came up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain: and Laban with his breth

ren pitched in the 'mountain' of Gilead. 26 °And Laban said to Jacob, What hast

thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my

daughters as captives lof the sword? (27 °Wherefore didst thou flee secretly,

and ósteal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee

away with mirth and with songs, with (28) tabret and with harp; °and hast not

suffered me to kiss my sons and my

daughters ? now hast thou done fool29 ishly. °It is in the power of my hand

to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take heed Ito thyself that thou

speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 30 °And now, though thou wouldest needs

be gone, because thou sore longedst

after thy father's house, yet wherefore 31) hast thou stolen my gods? 'And Jacob

answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, 'Lesti thou

Ishouldesti take thy daughters from 32 me by force. With whomsoever thou

findest thy gods, 'he shalli not live : before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee.

For Jacob knew not that Rachel had 33) stolen them. °And Laban went into

Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the tent of the two maidservants'; but he found them not. And

he went out of Leah's tent, and en34 tered into Rachel's tent. "Now Rachel

had taken the 'teraphim', and put them in the camel's furniture, and

sat upon them. And Laban #felt about! 35 all the tent, but found them not. "And

she said to her father, Let not my lord ibe angry that I cannot rise up before thee; for the manner of women is

upon me. And he searched, but found (36 not the iteraphim. °And Jacob was

wroth, and chode with Laban : and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass ? what is my sin,

that thou hast hotly pursued after me? 37 °Whereas thou hastifelt about all my

stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? Set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that

they may judge betwixtus Itwol. 38 °This twenty years have I been with

thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have

not cast their young, and the rams of 39 thy flocks' have I not eaten. "That

which was torn of beasts I brought

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4 That is, the Euphrates. 6 Heb, didst steal me.

VERSION OF 1611.–rams. . cattle; 11 spake .. a .. (saying); 12 rams . . cattle; 13 the .. (and).. kindred : 18 goods. . gotten ..gotten .. Padan.. in; 19 And.. went .. had stolen .. images: 20 stale; 21 mount; 23 they mount; 24 by; 25 Then .. overtook . . mount .. mount; 26 taken with ; 27 (away); 28 (in so doing); 29 thou; 31 Peradventure. . wouldest; 32 let him ; 33 maidservants' tents . . Then ; 34 images . . searched; 35 it .. displease .. custom .. images; 36 (so); 37 searched .. both; 38 flock. = [53]

the 'mountain', and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat

bread, and tarried all night in the 55 'mountain'. 06And early in the morn

ing Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed

them: and Laban departed, and re32 1 turned unto his place. °And Jacob

went on his way, and the angels of 2) God met him. °And Jacob said when

he saw them, This is God's host : and he called the name of that place 7 Mahanaim.

not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it,

whether stolen by day or stolen by 40 night. °Thus I was ; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by

ght; and my sleep fed' from mine 41) eyes. "Thesel twenty years have I

been in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and

six years for thy 'flock': and thou hast 42) changed my wages ten times. °Ex

cept the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the 'Fearl of Isaac, had been with me, surely now hadst thou sent me away empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of

my hands, and rebuked thee yester43 night. 'And Laban answered and

said unto Jacob, 'Thel daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and 'the flocks are my Iflocks, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their

children which they have bornel? (44 °i Andi now come, let us make a cove

nant, I and thou; and let it be for a 45 witness between me and thee. And

Jacob took a stone, and set it up for 46 a pillar. 'And Jacob said unto his

brethren, Gather stones; and they

took stones, and made lani heap: and 47 they did eat there I byl the heap. °And

Laban called it "Jegar-sahadutha : but (48 Jacob called it Galeed. And Laban

said, This heap is witness between me

and thee this day. Therefore was the 49 name of it called Galeed : 'and 3Miz

pah, for he said, The LORD watch

between me and thee, when we are (50 -absent one from another. "If thou

shalt afflict my daughters, 'and' if thou shalt take wives beside my daughters,

no man is with us ; see, God is witness 51 betwixt me and thee. 'And Laban

said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and

behold Ithel pillar, which I have iset! 52 betwixt me and thee. "This heap be

witness, and ithel pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over

this heap and this pillar unto me, for 53 harm. The God of Abraham, and

the God of Nahor, the 5God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob

sware by the 'Fear of his father Isaac. 54 °F And Jacob offered 'a' sacrifice lin!

3 And Jacob sent messengers before

him to Esau his brother unto the land (4) of Seir, the field of Edom. And he

commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye Isayi unto my lord Esau ; Thus saith thy servant Jacob, I have so

journed with Laban, and stayed until 5 now: °and I have oxen, and asses

land flocks, and menservants and Imaidservants!: and I have sent to

tell my lord, that I may find grace in 6 thy sight. And the messengers re

turned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and moreover, he

cometh to meet thee, and four hun7 dred men with him. "Then Jacob

was greatly afraid and 'wasi distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and

Ithel herds, and the camels, into two (8 Icompanies'; and he said, If Esau

come to the one company, and smite

it, then the company which is left 9 shall escape.

°And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, 'O' LORD, which saidst unto me, Return unto thy

country, and to thy kindred, and I 10 will do thee 'good!: 081 am not worthy,

of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff

I passed over this Jordan ; and now I (11 am become twoicompaniesl. °Deliver

me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I

fear him, lest he come and smite me, 12 the mother with the children. And

thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the

sea, which cannot be numbered for (13 multitude. °And he lodged there that

night; and took of that which the

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6 (Ch. xxxii, 1 in Heb.] 7 That is, Hosts, or, Companies. 8 Heb. I am less than all &c.

VERSION OF 1611.-40 departed; 41 Thus . . cattle ; 42 fear; 43 These . . these . . these cattle .. cattle. . born; 44 therefore .. (thou); 46 a .. upon; 48 (a): 50 or .. (other): 51 this .. cast; 52 this: 53 fear; 54 Then .. upon . . mount . . mount. — XXXII. 3 ountry ; 4 speak .. (the 5 womenservants; 6 also : 7 bands; 8 (other); 9 the.. deal well with ; 10 bands; 11 (will). . (and); 13 (same) .. came to his hand. = [44]

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had with him a present for Esau his 30 °And Jacob called the name of the 14 brother; otwo hundred she-goats and place Peniel : for, 'said he', I have

twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes seen God face to face, and my life is 15 and twenty rams, °thirty milch camels 31) preserved. And the sun rose upon

Sandi their colts, forty kine and ten him as he passed over Penuel, and he

bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. (32 halted upon his thigh. °Therefore the 16 °And he delivered them into the hand children of Israel eat not the sinew

of his servants, every drove by litselfı; lof the hip! which is upon the hollow and said unto his servants, Pass over of the thigh, unto this day: because

before me, and put a space betwixt he touched the hollow of Jacob's li drove and drove. And he commanded thigh in the sinew lof the hip.

the foremost, saying, When Esau my 331 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, looked, and, behold, Esau came, and saying, Whose art thou? and whither with him four hundred men. And he

goest thou ? and whose are these be- divided the children unto Leah, and 18) fore thee? "then thou shalt say, They unto Rachel, and unto the two hand

be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present 2 maids. °And he put the handmaids

sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, and their children foremost, and Leah 19) he also is behind us. °And he com- and her children after, and Rachel and

manded 'alsol the second, and the 3 Joseph hindermost. "And he himthird, and all that followed the selfi passed over before them, and droves, saying, On this manner shall bowed himself to the ground seven

lyel speak unto Esau, when lyel find times, until he came near to his (2) him; and ye shall! say, Moreover, 4 brother. And Esau ran to meet him,

behold, thy servant Jacob is behind and embraced him, and fell on his us. For he said, I will appease him neck, and kissed him: and they with the present that goeth before me, 5 wept. 'And he lliftedi up his eyes,

and afterward I will see his face ; and saw the women and the chil21 peradventure he will accept me. So dren; and said, Who are ithesel with

the present 'passed' over before him : thee ? And he said, The children and 'hel himself lodged that night in which God hath graciously given thy the company.

6 servant. "Then the 'handmaids' came And he rose up that night, and took near, they and their children, and his two wives, and his two lhandmaids!, 7 they bowed themselves. °And Leah

and his eleven 'children', and passed alsó landi her children came near, and 3 over the ford tof Jabbok. "And he bowed themselves : and after came

took them, and sent them over the Joseph near and Rachel, and they

Istream!, and sent over that he had. (8 bowed themselves. °And he said, 24 °And Jacob was left alone; and there What meanest thou by all this 'comwrestled a man with him until the panyl which I met?

And he said, To 35 breaking of the day. °And when he find grace in the sight of my lord. saw that he prevailed not against him, 9 °And Esau said, I have enough; my he touched the hollow of his thigh; brother, 'let! that thou hast 'be thinel. and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was 10 °And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if

Istrained', as he wrestled with him. now I have found grace in thy sight, 35 °And he said, Let me go, for the day then receive my present at my hand :

breaketh. And he said, I will not let 58 forasmuch as I have seen thy face, 27 thee go, except thou bless me. °And as lone seethi the face of God, and

he said unto him, What is thy name? 11 thou wast pleased with me. "Take, I (13) And he said, Jacob. And he said, pray thee, my bigift that is brought

Thy name shall be called no more to thee; because God hath dealt
Jacob, but Israel: for 2thou hast graciously with me, and because I

Bistrivent with God and with men, have enough. And he urged him, 2 and hast prevailed. "And Jacob 12 and he took it. And he said, Let us asked him, and said, Tell me, I

pray take our journey, and let us go, and I thee, thy name. And he said, Where- * 13 will go before thee. "And he said fore is it that thou dost ask after my unto him, My lord knoweth that the name? And he blessed him there. children are tender, and that the

1 That is, He who striveth with God,

or, God striveth,
The Sept. and Vulgate have, thou

hast had power with God, and

thou shalt prevail against men. 2 Or, Thadl power with

4 That is, The face of God.
5 Or, for therefore have I seen
6 Heb. blessing

? Heb. all.

VERSION OF 1611.-15 with ; 16 themselves; 19 so . . you .. you ; 20 (of); 21 went; 22 womenservants..

.. sons; 23 brook ; 25 out of joint; 28 (as a prince) .. power; 32 (of).. which shrank .. that wrank, XXXIII. 5 lift . . those ; 6 handmaidens ; 7 with ; 8 drove .. (These are); 9 keep .. unto thyself ; 10 for therefore. . though I had seen; 11 blessing. = [39]

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