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mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. and all the trees that were in the field, 3 °And Abraham 'rosel up from before that were in all the border thereofi

his dead, and spake unto the 'children! 18 round about, were made sure ounto 4 of Heth, saying, °I am a stranger and Abraham for a possession in the pres

a sojourner with you: give me a pos- ence of the children of Heth, before session of a buryingplace with you, all that went in at the gate of his city.

that I may bury my dead out of my 19 °And after this, Abraham buried Sarah 5 sight.

"And the children of Heth his wife in the cave of the field of answered Abraham, saying unto him, Machpelah before Mamre (the same * 6 °Hear us, my lord: thou art 'a mighty is Hebron), in the land of Canaan.

prince among us: in the choice of our 20 °And the field, and the cave that is sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us therein, were made sure unto Abrashall withhold from thee his sepulchre, ham for a possession of a burying

but that thou mayest bury thy dead. place by the children of Heth. 1 °And Abraham 'rosel up, and bowed 241 And Abraham was old, and well

himself to the people of the land, even stricken in age: and the LORD had & to the children of Heth. 'And he 2 blessed Abraham in all things. °And

communed with them, saying, If it be Abraham said unto his servant, Ithe your mind that I should bury my dead elderl of his house, that ruled over all out of my sight, hear me, and intreat that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy

for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 3 hand under my thigh: 'and I will 9) that he may give me the cave of make thee swear by the Lord, the

Machpelah, which he hath, which is God of heaven and the God of the in the end of his field; for Ithe full earth, that thou shalt not take a wife price let him? give it Ito! me lin the 'forl my son of the daughters of the

midst of you for a possession of a Canaanites, lamong whom I dwell: 10 buryingplace. Nowl Ephron 'was 4 °but thou shalt go unto my country,

sitting in the midst of the children and to my kindred, and take a wife of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite an- 5 'for my son Isaac. And the servant swered Abraham in the audience of said unto him, Peradventure the wothe children of Heth, even of all that man will not be willing to follow me

went in at the gate of his city, saying, unto this land : must I needs bring 11 °Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give thy son again unto the land from

I thee, and the cave that is therein, I 6 whence thou camest? And Abra· give it thee; in the presence of the ham said unto him, Beware thou that

sons of my people give I it thee: bury thou bring not my son thither again. 12) thy dead. And Abraham bowed him- 7 °The LORD, 'the God of heaven,

self down before the people of the Ithat took me from my father's house, (13 land. And he spake unto Ephron in and from the land of my 'nativity',

the audience of the people of the and 'thati spake unto me, and that land, saying, But if thou wilt, I pray sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed thee, hear me: I will give ithe price will I give this land; he shall send

of the field; take it of me, and I will his angel before thee, and thou shalt 11 bury my dead there. °And Ephron take a wife 'forl my son from thence.

answered Abraham, saying unto him, (8) °And if the woman be not willing to (15 °My lord, hearken untó me: la piece follow thee, then thou shalt be clear

of land worth four hundred shekels from this my oath ; only thou shalt!

of silver, what is that betwixt me and 9 not bring my son thither again. °And 16 thee? bury therefore thy dead. And the servant put his hand under the

Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; // thigh of Abraham his master, and and Abraham weighed to Ephron the sware to him concerning this matter. silver, which he had named in the 10 °And the servant took ten camels, of audience of the Ichildren of Heth, the camels of his master, and de

four hundred shekels of silver, cur- parted; 2. having all goodly things! 17 rent money with the merchant. So of his master'si in his hand: and he the field of Ephron, which was in Mach

arose, and

went to $Mesopotamia, pelah, which was before Mamre, the (11 unto the city of Nahor. "And he field, and the cave which was therein, made the camels to kneel down

1 Heb. a prince of God.

. Or, for all the goods of his master

were in his hand

3 Heb.

Aram-naharaim, that is, Aram of the two rivers.

VERSION OF 1611.–3 stood. . sons; 7 stood; 9 as much money as it is worth he shall..amongst ; 10 And .. dwelt amongst; 13 (give it) .. thee money for; 15 the .. is 16 sons; 17 And .. borders ;

XXIV. 2 eldest; 3 unto .. amongst ; 4 unto; 7 which .. kindred .. which .. unto; 8 (will); 9 that; 10 for..the goods..master were; '11'his. = [43]

20 sons.

without the city by 'thel well of water

at the time of evening, the time that 12) women go out to draw water. And

he said, O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, send me, I

pray thee, good speed this day, and shew

kindness unto my master Abraham. (13 °Behold, I stand by the 'fountain of

water; and the daughters of the men

of the city come out to draw water: 14 °and let it come to pass, that the

damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast

shewed kindness unto my master. 15 °And it came to pass, before he had

done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel Ithel son of Milcah, the wife of Na

hor, Abraham's brother, with her 16 pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the foun

tain', and filled her pitcher, and came 17) up. And the servant ran to meet

her, and said, "Givel me 'tol drink, I

pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and

she hasted, and let down her pitcher

upon her hand, and gave him drink. (19 °And when she had done giving him

drink, she said, I will draw for thy

camels also, until they have done (20 drinking. And she hasted, and emp

tied her pitcher into the trough, and

ran again unto the well to draw, and 21 drew for all his camels. And the

man 'looked stedfastly on' her; 'holdingi his peace, to 'knowl whether the

Lord had made his journey prosper22 ous or not. And it came to pass, as

the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden Tringl of lhalf a shekel weight, and two bracelets

for her hands of ten shekels weight 23 of gold; °and said, Whose daughter

art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Is

there room in thy father's house for 21 us to lodge in ? And she said unto

him, I am the daughter of Bethuel

the son of Milcah, which she bare 25 unto Nahor. "She said

unto him, We have both straw and

provender enough, and room to lodge (26 in. 'And the man bowed his head,

27) and worshipped the LORD. And he

said, Blessed be the LORD, 'the! God of my master Abraham, who hath not 'forsaken! his mercy and his truth Itoward! my master: las for mel, the

LORD 'hath' led me in the way to the (28 house of my master's brethren. 'And

the damsel ran, and told her mother's

house laccording to these wordsi. 29 °And Rebekah had a brother, and his

name was Laban: and Laban ran out

unto the man, unto the fountain'. 30 °And it came to pass, when he saw

the 'ring!, and the bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, be

hold, he stood by the camels at the 31 Ifountain'. 'And he said, Come in,

thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have

prepared the house, and room for the 32 camels. "And the man came into the

house, and he ungirded the camels; and 'hel gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his

feet and the men's feet that were 33 with him. And there was set meat

before him to eat: but he said, I will

not eat, until I have told mine errand. 34 And he said, Speak on. °And he 35 said, I am Abraham's servant. And

the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and menservants

and maidservants, and camels and 36 asses. °And Sarah my master's wife

bare a son to my master when she

was old : and unto him hath he given 37 all that he hath. And my master

made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife for my son of the

daughters of the Canaanites, in whose 38 land I dwell: obut thou shalt go unto

my father's house, and to my kindred, 39 and take a wife 'for my son. °And

I said unto my master, Peradventure 40 the woman will not follow me. And

he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my

kindred, and of my father's house: (41 °then shalt thou be clear from my

oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give therl not Ito!

thee, thou shalt be clear from my oath. 42 °And I came this day unto the Ifoun


1 Heb. a beka. See Ex. xxxviii. 26.

VERSION OF 1611.—a .. (the).. (even); 13 (here)..well; 16 well; 17 Let; 19 (water); 20 (water); 21 wondering at. . held .. wit, 22 earring; 26 (down); 27 left destitute .. of. I being; 28 (them of).. things; 29 well; 30 earring .. well; 32 his; 37 to; 38 unto; 41 (this) ; 42 well. = [32]

tain', and said, O Lord, 'the God of

my master Abraham, if now thou do 43) prosper my way which I go : obehold,

i stand by the fountain' of water; and 'let! it come to pass, that the Imaiden which cometh forth to draw, to 'whom I Ishalli say, Give me, I

pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher (14 to drink; °and she 'shall' say to me,

Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels : let the same be the

woman whom the LORD hath ap(15 pointed for my master's son. And

before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the 'foun

tain', and drew: and I said unto her, 46 Let me drink, I pray thee. And she

made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:

so I drank, and she made the camels 41 drink also. "And I asked her, and

said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the Iring! upon

her 'nosel, and the bracelets upon her (48 hands. °And I bowed my head, and

worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, 'the God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's

brother's daughter 'fori his son. 49 °And now if ye will deal kindly and

truly with my master, tell me : and if

not, tell me; that I may turn to the 50 right hand, or to the left. Then La

ban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord:

we cannot speak unto thee bad or 51 good. °Behold, Rebekah is before

thee, take her, and go, and let her be

thy master's son's wife, as the LORD 52) hath spoken. °And it came to pass,

that, when Abraham's servant heard

their words, he 'bowed himself 'down! 53 to the earth luntol the LORD. And

the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah : he

gave also to her brother an to her 51 mother precious things. And they

did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morn

ing, and he said, Send me away unto 55 my master. And her brother and

her mother said, Let the damsel abide

with us a few days, at the least ten; 56 after that she shall go. And he said

unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; send

me away that I may go to my master. 57 °And they said, We will call the

damsel, and inquire at her mouth. 58 °And they called Rebekah, and said

unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? 59 And she said, I will go. °And they

sent away Rebekah their sister, and

her nurse, and Abraham's servant, (60 and his men. °And they blessed

Rebekah, and said unto her, Our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of 'ten thousands', and let thy

seed possess the gate of those which 61 hate them. "And Rebekah arose,

and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man :

and the servant took Rebekah, and 62 went his way. °And Isaac came

Ifrom the way of Beer -lahai-roi; for

he dwelt in the land of the South. 63)°And Isaac went out to meditate in

the field at the eventide : and he llifted' up his eyes, and saw, and, be

hold, there were camels coming. 64 °And Rebekah lifted' up her eyes,

and when she saw Isaac, she lighted (65 off the camel. And she said unto

the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant said, It is my master: landi she took ther! veil, and covered herself. And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her : and Isaac was

comforted after his mother's death. 251 And! Abraham took lanother wife, 2 and her name was Keturah. And

she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan,

and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, 3 and Shuah. °And Jokshan begat

Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of

Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, 4 and Leummim. °And the sons of

Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All

these were the children of Keturah. 5 °And Abraham gave all that he had 6 unto Isaac. But unto the sons of

the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts; and 'hel sent them away from Isaac his son, while

1 The Sept. has, through the wilderness.

VERSION OF 1611.-43 well .. shall .. when .. virgin .. water, and .. her; 44 (out); 45 well .. (water); 47 earring .. face ; 48 (down) .. unto; 52 worshipped .. bowing: 60 (Thou art).. millions ; 62 the; 63 lift. . the; 64 lift ; 65 For.. (had).. (had). . therefore. . a. XXV. 1 Then again.= [32]

he yet lived, eastward, unto the east "livel? And she went to inquire of 7 country. And these are the days of 23 the LORD. 'And the LORD said unto

the years of Abraham's life which he her,

lived, an hundred threescore and fif- Two nations are in thy womb, 8 teen years. And' Abraham gave up And two peoples' shall be separated the ghost, and died in a good old age,

leven from thy bowels : an old man, and full of years; and And the one people shall be stronger 9) was gathered to his people. °And

than the other people; Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried And the elder shall serve the him in the cave of Machpelah, in the

younger. field of Ephron the son of Zohar 24 °And when her days to be delivered

the Hittite, which is before Mamre ; were fulfilled, behold, there were twins 10 °the field which Abraham purchased 25 in her womb. °And the first came

of the 'children of Heth : there was Iforth! 5red, all over like 'an' hairy

Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. garment; and they called his name 11) °And it came to pass after the death 26 Esau. "And after that came Iforth!

of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his brother, and his hand 'hadi hold his son; and Isaac dwelt by 'Beerl. on Esau's heel; and his name was lahai-roi.

called 6Jacob: and Isaac was three12 Now these are the generations of score years old when she bare them.

Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar 27 °And the boys grew: and Esau was

the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare a cunning hunter, a man of the field ; 13 unto Abraham: 'and these are the and Jacob was a ?plain man, dwelling

names of the sons of Ishmael, by 28 in tents. Now Isaac loved Esau, their names, according to their gen- because he did eat of his venison : erations : the firstborn of Ishmael, 29 landi Rebekah loved Jacob. And

INebaioth!; and Kedar, and Adbeel, Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came 14 and Mibsam, 'and Mishma, and Du- lin' from the field, and he was faint: 15 mah, and Massa; ° Hadad', and Tema, 30 °and Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I 16 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: 'these pray thee, with Sthat same red pottage;

are the sons of Ishmael, and these for I am faint: therefore was his name are their names, by their villages', 31 called 'Edom. °And Jacob said, Sell and by their lencampments!; twelve 32 me 10this day thy birthright. And

princes according to their nations. Esau said, Behold, I am at the point 17 ° And these are the years of the life to die : and what profit shall Ithel

of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and 33 birthright do to me? "And Jacob seven years: and he gave up the ghost said, Swear to me 10this day; and he

and died; and was gathered unto his sware untol him : and he sold his (18 people. °And they dwelt from Havi- 34 birthright unto Jacob. And' Jacob

sah unto Shur that is before Egypt, gave Esau bread and pottage of lenas thou goest Itoward' Assyria : he tils; and he did eat and drink, and 1labodel in the presence of all his rose up, and went his way : 'sol Esau brethren.

despised his birthright. 19 And these are the generations of 261 And there was a famine in the land,

Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham be- Ibeside the first famine that was in 20) gat Isaac : 'and Isaac was forty years the days of Abraham. And Isaac

old when he took Rebekah, the daugh- went unto Abimelech king of the ter of Bethuel the Syrian of 'Paddanl. 2 Philistinesl unto Gerar. ° And the

aram, the sister loft Laban the 3Syrian, LORD appeared unto him, and said, 21 to be his wife. "And Isaac intreated Go not down into Egypt; dwell in

the LORD for his wife, because she the land which I shall tell thee of : was barren: and the LORD was in- 3 °sojourn in this land, and I will be

treated of him, and Rebekah his wife with thee, and will bless thee; for 22 conceived. "And the children strug- unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will

gled together within her; and she give all these lands!, and I will said, If it be so, 4wherefore dol I Testablish! the oath which I sware

1 Or, I settled! Heb. fell.
2 Or, lover against
3 Heb. Aramean.
Or, wherefore am I thus ?

5 Or, Iruddy!
6 That is, One that takes by the heel

or supplants.
7 Or, Iquietl Or, Tharmless! Heb.


8 Heb. the red pottage, this red pot

9 That is, Red.
10 Or, I first of alll

VERSION OF 1611.-8 Then ; 10 sons; 11 the well ; 13 Nebajoth ; 15 Hadar ; 16 towns. . castles ; 18 towards .,, (and). . died; 20 Padan .. to; 22 why am .. thus ; 23 manner of people ; 25 out..a; 26 out.. took ; 28 And .. but; 32 this ; 33 to; 34 Then . . thus. — XXVI. 1 besides .. Philistims; 3 countries.. perform. = [33]

(1)unto Abraham thy father ; °and I

will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these 'landsi; and in thy seed shall

all the nations of the earth ibe blessed; 5 Obecause that Abraham obeyed my

voice, and kept my charge, my com

mandments, my statutes, and my 6 laws. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar": (1 °and the men of the place asked him

of his wife ; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, My wife; lest, said he, the men of the place

should kill me for Rebekah : because 8 she was fair to look upon. And it

came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistinest 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. 10 °And Abimelech said, What is this

thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy

wife, and thou shouldest have brought 11 guiltiness upon us. °And Abimelech

charged all the people, saying, He that toucheth this man

or his wife 12 shall surely be put to death. "Ando

Isaac sowed in that land, and found!

in the same year an hundredfold: and 13 the LORD blessed him. And the man

waxed great, and grew more and

morel until he became very great: 14 landi he had 'possessions of flocks,

and 'possessions of herds, and tal

great household! : and the Philis15 tines! envied him. I Now all the

wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistinesi had stopped

them, and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go

from us; for thou art much mightier 17 than we. And Isaac departed thence,

and lencamped in the valley of Gerar, 18 and dwelt there. 'And Isaac digged

again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father ; for the Philistinesi had stopped them after the death of Abraham : and he called their names

after the names by which his father 19 had called them. And Isaac's ser

vants digged in the valley, and found

there a well of aspringing water. 20 °And the herdmen of Gerar Istrove!

with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours : and he called the name

of the well >Esek; because they icon21 tended! with him. °And they digged

another well, and they' strove for

that also : and he called the name of 22 it Sitnah. °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 be fruitful 23 in the land. And he went up from 24 thence to Beer-sheba. °And the

LORD appeared unto him 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 seed for my servant Abra25 ham's sake. And he builded an altar

there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and

there Isaac's servants digged a well. (26 °Then Abimelech went to him from

Gerar, and Ahuzzath his 'friend', and 27) Phicol the captain of his 'host'. And

Isaac said unto them, Wherefore 'are! ye come 'untol me, seeing ye hate me,

and have sent me away from you? 28) ° And they said, We saw 'plainly that

the LORD was with thee : and we said, Let there now be an oath betwixt us,

even betwixt us and thee, and let us 29 make a covenant with thee; 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 30 the blessed of the LORD. °And he

made them a feast, and they did eat 31 and drink. °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 33 have found water. °And he called it

61 Shibah!: therefore the name of the

city is Beer-sheba unto this day. 34) And when Esau was forty years old he took to wife Judith the daughter of

Beeri the Hittite, and "Basemath the 35 daughter of Elon the Hittite : "land

they were 'a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

1 Or, lbless themselves!

1 Heb. bitterness of spirit.

. Heb. living

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Version OF 1611.–4 (make) .. (to).. countries ; 7 (She is); 8 Philistims; 11 his ; 12 Then .. received ; 13 and went forward ; 14 for possession .. possession .. store of servants.. Philistims; 15 For

· Philistims ; 17 pitched his tent; 18 Philistims; 20'did strive. .strove; 26 one of.. friends . . (chief) .. army; 27 to ; 28 certainly ; 33'Shebah ; 34 Bashemath; 35 which.= [38]

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