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behold, the sihe-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 'flock' 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 14 'nativityl. °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 the 18 camels; °and he carried away all his

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

father funtol the land of Canaan. 19 Nowl Laban 'was gone to shear his

sheep: and Rachel Istolel the 21tera20 phim that were her father's. And

Jacob sistole' away unawares to Laban

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

had ; and he rose up, and passed over 4the River, and set his face toward the 'mountain of Gilead.

And it was told Laban on the third 23 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 amoun24 tain ofi 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 25 Jacob either good or bad. "And'

Laban came up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the imountain': 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 “steal 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



hand you

hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take heed Ito thyselfi 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 noi 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 betwixt us two. 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

1 Or, Ithe price paid for us! ? See vv. 30, 34, Judg. xvii. 5, 1 Sam.

xix. 13, and Hos. iii. 4.

Hebstole the heart of Laban the


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

VERSION OF 1611.- — rams. . cattle; 11 spake .. a .. (saying); 12 rams . . cattle; 13 the . . (ant).. 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 (s0); 37 searched .. both; 38 flock. = [53]

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

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

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

them: and Laban departed, and re321 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.


may find

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

night; and my sleep fled 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 flockl: 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 flocksi are my focks', 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? (45 °I Andl 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 lan' heap: and 47 they did eat there by the heap. °And

Laban called it "Jegar-sahadutha : but (18 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 : Cand 3 Miz

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, land" 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 the pillar, which I have Iseti 52 betwixt me and thee. "This heap be

witness, and 'thel 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 'Fearl of his father Isaac. 54 And Jacob offered lal sacrifice lini

3 And Jacob sent messengers before

him to Esau his brother unto the land (4) of Seir, the Ifield 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 Imaidservantsi: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I


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 was! distressed : and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and

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

come to the one company, and smite it, then the company which is left

°And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my

father Isaac, TO LORD, which saidst unto me, Return unto thy

country, and to thy kindred, and I 10 will do thee 'good' : 08I 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 two Icompanies'. 'Deliver

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

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

9 shall escape.

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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 country; 4 speak .. (there) ; 5 women

rvants; 6 also : 7 bands; 8 (other); 9 the.. deal well with ; !O bands; 11 (will). . (and); 13 (same) ..came to his hand. = [44]

had with him! a present for Esau his 14 brother; °two hundred she-goats and

twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes 15 and twenty rams, 'thirty milch camels

land' their colts, forty kine and ten

bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. 16 And he delivered them into the hand

of his servants, every drove by litself!; and said unto his servants, Pass over

before me, and put a space betwixt 17 drove and drove. "And he commanded

the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou ? and whither

goest thou ? and whose are these be18) fore thee? othen thou shalt say, They

be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present

sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, 19) he also is behind us. And he com

manded !alsol the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall

lyel speak unto Esau, when iyel find (20) him; °and ye 'shalll say, Moreover, behold, thy servant Jacob is behind

For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me,

and afterward I will see his face ; 21 peradventure he will accept me. So

the present 'passed over before him: and 'hel himself lodged that night in the company.

And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two Thandmaids!, and eleven 'children', and passed



30 °And Jacob called the name of the

place *Peniel : for, 'said he', I have

seen God face to face, and my life is *31) preserved. And the sun rose upon

him as he passed over Penuel, and he (32 halted upon his thigh. "Therefore the

children of Israel eat not the sinew Tof the hip' which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's

thigh in the sinew lof the hip. 331 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and

looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and

unto Rachel, and unto the two hand2 maids. °And he put the handmaids

and their children foremost, and Leah

and her children after, and Rachel and 3 Joseph hindermost. °And he him

self! passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came

to his 4 brother. And Esau ran to meet him,

and embraced him, and fell on his

neck, and kissed him: and they 5 wept. And he liftedi up his eyes,

and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are thesel with thee? And he said, The children

which God hath graciously given thy 6 servant. "Then the 'handmaids' came

near, they and their children, and 7 they bowed themselves. 'And Leah

also landi her children came near, and bowed themselves : and after came

Joseph near and Rachel, and they (8 bowed themselves. °And he said,

What meanest thou by all this icompany' which I met? And he said, To

find grace in the sight of my lord. 9 °And Esau said, I have enough; my

brother, 'let! that thou hast 'be thinel. 10 °And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if

now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand : biforasmuch así I have seen thy face,

as lone seethi the face of God, and 11 thou wast pleased with me. Take, I

pray thee, my bigift that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I

have lenough. And he urged him, 12 and he took it. And he said, Let us

take our journey, and let us go, and I * 13 will go before thee. °And he said

unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and that the

took them, and sent them over the

Istream', and sent over that he had. 21 °And Jacob was left alone; and there

wrestled a man with him until the 25 breaking of the day. °And when he

saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was

Istrained', as he wrestled with him. 26 °And he said, Let me go, for the day

breaketh. And he said, I will not let 27 thee go, except thou bless me. And

he said unto him, What is thy name? (28) And he said, Jacob. And he said,

Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for Athou hast

31strivent with God and with men, 29 and hast prevailed. °And Jacob

asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

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

7 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 shrank. XXXIII. 5 lift .. those ; & landmaidens; 7 with ; 8 drove .. (These are); 9 keep .. unto thyself ; 10 for therefore. . though I had seen; 11 blessing. = [39]


flocks and herds with me 'give suck':

and if theyi overdrive them one day, 14 all the flocks' will die. "Let my lord,

I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according to the pace of the cattle that lis' before me and laccording to the

pace of the children, until I come 15 unto my lord unto Seir. °And Esau

said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me

find grace in the sight of my lord. 16 °So Esau returned that day on his 17 way unto Seir. °And Jacob journeyed

to Succoth, and built him 'an' house, and made booths for his cattle : therefore the name of the place is called

1Succoth. 18 And Jacob came alin peacel to Ithel

city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan!.

aram ; and lencamped' before the city. 19 And he bought the parcel of ground,

where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, She

chem's father, for an hundred spieces 20 of money.

°And he erected there an altar, and called it *El-elohe-Israel. 341 And Dinah the daughter of Leah,

which she bare unto Jacob, went out 2 to see the daughters of the land. "And

Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, 'the prince of the landi, saw her;

land! he took her, and lay with her, 3 and thumbled! her. °And his soul

clave unto Dinah the daughter of

Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and A spake bkindly unto the damsel. And

Shechem spake unto his father Hamor,

saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 5 INowi Jacob heard that he had defiled

Dinah his daughter; land his sons were with his cattle in the field : and

Jacob held his peace until they camel. 6 And Hamor the father of Shechem

went out unto Jacob to commune with 7 him. And the sons of Jacob came

lin from the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying

with Jacob's daughter; which thing 8 ought not to be done. And Hamor

communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for

your daughter: I pray you give her (9 untol him to wife. "And make ye

marriages with us; give your daugh

ters unto us, and take our daughters 10 unto you.

°And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before

you; dwell and trade lyel therein, and 11 get you possessions therein. And

Shechem said unto her father and
unto her brethren, Let me find grace
in your eyes, and what


say 12 to me I will give. "Ask me never so

much dowry and gift, and I will give

according as ye shall say unto me: 13 but give me the damsel to wife. °And

the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father Iwith guile!, and

Ispakel, because he had defiled Dinah (14 their sister, °and said unto them, We

cannot do this thing, to give our sister

to one that is uncircumcised; for that 15 were a reproach unto us : only on!

this "condition' will we consent unto

you: if ye will be as we be, that every 16 male of you be circumcised; othen

will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us,

and we will dwell with you, and we will 17 become one people. But if ye will

not hearken unto us, to be circumcised;

then will we take our daughter, and 18 we will be gone. 'And their words

pleased Hamor, and Shechem Ha19 mor's son. °And the young man de

ferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter : and

he was 'honoured above all the house 20 of his father. And Hamor and She

chem his son came unto the gate of their

city, and communed with the men of (21) their city, saying, "These men are

peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein ; for, behold, the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters

to us for wives, and let us give them (22 our daughters. Only 'on this condi

tion' will the men consent unto us to dwell with us, to become one people,

if every male among us be circumcised, 23 as they are circumcised. Shall not

their cattle and their substance and 'all their beasts be ours ? only let us

consent unto them, and they will dwell 24 with us. °And unto Hamor and unto

Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and

every male was circumcised, all that 25 went out of the gate of his city. °And

it came to pass on the third day, when

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5 Heb. to the heart of the damsel.

VERSION OF 1611.-13 with young are .. men should .. flock; 14 as .. goeth .. be able to endure ; 17 a; 18 Shalem, a.. Padan.. pitched his tent; 19 a..a field. XXXIV. 2 when .. coụntry.. defiled;

And .. now.. were come; 7 out of ; 9 (and); 10 you ; deceitfully .. said ; 14 (they); 15 but in ; 19 more honourable than ; 21 (it); 22 herein . . (for).. be; 23 every beast of theirs. = (49)

8 brother. ° Andi Deborah Rebekah's

nurse died, and she was buried Ibelowi Beth-el under thel oak: and the name of it was called 5Allon-bacuth.

they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and

came upon the city lunawares!, and 26 slew all the males. And they slew

Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah

out of Shechem's house, and went 27 'forthi. "The sons of Jacob came

upon the slain, and spoiled the city,

because they had defiled their sister. 28 °They took' their 'flocks' and their

Therds and their asses, and that which

was in the city, and that which was in 29 the field; °and all their wealth, and

all their little ones and their wives,

took they captive and spoiled, even * 30 all that was in the house. And Jacob

said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, Jamong the Canaanites and the Perizzites : and, I being few in number, they lwilli gather themselves together against me and ismitei me; and I

shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31 °And they said, Should he deal with

our sister as with lani harlot ? 351 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go

up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, 'whol appeared unto thee when thou fleddest

from the face of Esau thy brother. 2 °Then Jacob said unto his household,

and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and purify yourselves', and 3 change your garments : °and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress,

and was with me in the way which I 4 went. °And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and the rings' which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under

the oak which was by Shechem. * (5 °And they journeyed : and 3la great!

terror was upon the cities that were

round about them, and they did not 6 pursue after the sons of Jacob. °So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (Ithe samel is Beth-el), he and all the people that were with I him. And he built there an altar,

and called the place *El-beth-el : because there God Iwas revealed! unto him, when he fled from the face of his

9 And God appeared unto Jacob again,

when he came from Paddanl-aram, 10 and blessed him. And God said unto

him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob,

but Israel shall be thy name : and he 11 called his name Israel. And God

said unto him, I am God Almighty : be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee,

and kings shall come out of thy loins; 12 °and the land which I gave unto!

Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will

give it, and to thy seed after thee will 13 I give the land. °And God went up

from him in the place where he Ispakel (14 with him. And Jacob set up a pillar

in the place where he ispakel with him, a pillar of stone: and he poured lout!

a drink offering thereon, and poured 15 oil thereon. And Jacob called the

name of the place where God spake with 16 him, Beth-el. °And they journeyed

from Beth-el; and there was still some way to come to Ephrath : and

Rachel travailed, and she had hard 17 labour. And it came to pass, when

she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; for

now! thou shalt have lanother son. 18 °And it came to pass, as her soul was

in departing (for she died), that she

called his name 7Ben-oni: but his 19 father called him &Benjamin. And

Rachel died, and was buried in the

way to Ephrath (Ithe samel is Beth20 lehem). And Jacob set 'up' a pillar

upon her grave : the samel is the

Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this 21 day. And Israel journeyed, and

spread his tent beyond the tower of 22 Ederi. 'And it came to pass, 'while!

Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine : and Israel heard of it.

Now the sons of Jacob were twelve : 23 °the sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's

firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and

Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun : 24 °the sons of Rachel ; Joseph and 25 Benjamin : °and the sons of Billah,

Rachel's handmaid; Dan and Naph26 tali: °and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's

1 Or, boldly ? Or, terebinthi 3 Heb. a terror of God.

+ That is, The God of Beth-el.
6 That is, The oak of weeping.
6 Heb. El Shaddai.

? That is, The son of my sorrow. That is, The son of the right hand.

VERSION OF 1611.-25 boldly; 26 out; 28 sheep ... oxen; 30 amongst .. shall .. slay; 31 a. XXXV. 1 that; 2 be clean ; 4 all their earrings; 5 the .. (of God); 6 that; 7 appeared ; 8 But .. beneath .. an; 9 out of Padan; 13 talked; 14 talked .. (even) .. (he) ; 16 but a little ; 17 this .. also; 19 which ; 20 that; 21 Edar; 22 when. = [38]

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