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TO And he called the name
of that place, Berh el: but
the name of that city was
talled Luz at the firit.
20 And Jacob vowed a
vow,faying,If God will be
with me, and will keep me
in this way that I go, and
will give me bread to eat,
and raiment to put on;
21 So that I come again
to my fathers houfe in
peace: then hall the Lord
be my God.

22 And this fone,which
I have fer for a pillar, thall
be Gods houfe: and of all
that chou shalt give me, I
will furely give the tenth

unto thee.


Then Jacob went on his
journey, and came into"
the land of the people of

the eaft.

2 And he looked, ard be hold, a well in the field, and lo, there were three flocks of theep lying by its for out of that well they watered the flucks and a great it one was upon the wells mouth

3 And thither were all the Hocks parhered: and they Telled the tone from the wells mouth, and wacered the theep, and put the Aone again upon the wells mouch in his place.

4 And Jacob faid unto them, My brethren,whence be ye? And they laid, of

Haran are we.

And he faid unto them, Know ye Laban the fon of Naher? And they laid, We know him.

6 And befaid unto them, Is he well? And they faid, Het well and behold, Rachel his daughter com ct with the sheep.

9 And wille he ye fpake with them, Rachel came with her fathers fheep; for the kept them.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob fawRachei the daughter of Laban his mo thers brother, & the sheep of Laban his mothers bro ther;that Jacob went near, and rolled the filone from the wells mouth, and wa; tered the flock of Laban his mothers brother.

1 And Jacob kiffed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept, -12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her fathers brother, and that he was Rebekahs fon : and the ran and told her father.

13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tid fon, that he ran to meen ings of Jacob his fifters bim, & embraced him, and kiffed him, and brought him to his houfe: And he told Laban all these things

14 And Laban faid unco him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh, and ho abode with him the pacn of a monech fo

15 And Laban fald un to Jacob, Becanfe thou art my brother, fhouldett thou therefore ferve me for nought? tell me,what ballthy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger wis Rachel

17 Leah was tender cyed, but Rachel was beauritul, and well favoured..

18 And Jacob loved Ra chel, and faid, will ferve thee feven years for Rachef thy younger daughter.

7 And he faid, Lo, it ti 19 And Laban taid. It is, yet high day, nelther it time that the cartel fhould

better that give her ro thee, than thar fhould

be gathered together: wa- give her to another man:
ter ye the fheep, and go abide with me.
and feed them.

SAnd they faid, We can not, until all the flocks be gathered together, and zi they roll the fione from the wells mouth; then we water the sheep.

20 And Jacob ferved fe ven years for Rachel and they feemed unto him but a few days, for the love. he had to her.

21 And Jacob fald unto.


Laban, Give me my wife faid, Now this time will my husband be joyned un to me, becaufe I have born him three fons therefore was his name called Levi.

(for my days are fulfilled)
that I may go in unto her.
22 And Laban gathered
together all the men ofthe
place, and made a feaft.
23 And it came to pafs in
the evening, that he took
Leah his daughter, and
brought her to him, and
he went in unto her.
24 And Laban gave unto
his daughter Leah, Zilpah
his maid, for an hand-maid
25 And it came to pafs,
that in the morning, be.
hold it was Leah: and he
faid to Laban,What is this
thou haft done unto me?
did not I ferve with thee
for Rachel wherefore then
haft thou beguiled me?
26And Laban faid, It muft
not be fo donein our coun-
trey, to give the younger
before the firft born.

27 Fulfill her week, and we will give thee this alfo, for the fervice which thou fhalt ferve with me yet feven other years

28 And Jacob did fo, and fulfilled her week and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife alf.

20 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah his hand maid, to be

her maid

30 And he went in unto Rachel, and he loved alfo Rachel more than Leab, and ferved with him yet feven other years.

31 And when the Lord faw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

32 And Leah conceived ard bare a fon; and the I called his name Reuben for thefaid,Surely theLord barb looked upon my af, Alion; now therefore my husband will love me.

33 And the conceived a gain, and bave a fon; and faid, Because the LORD hth heard that was ha red, he hath therefore gi ven me this fen alfo, & she called his name Simeon,

34 And she conceived a gala, and bare a fon; ard

35 And she conceived a gain, and bare a fon; & shelaid, Now will I praife the Lord therefore she called, his name Judah: and letr bearing.


ANd when Rachel faw
that she bare Jacob no
children, Rachel envied
her fifter, and faid unto
Jacob, Give me children,
or elfe I die.

2 And Jacobs anger was
kindled against Rachel,
and he faid, Am I in Gods
fread, who hath withheld
from thee the fruit of the

3 And she fald, Behold, my mald Bilhah, go in un to her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may alfo have children by her. 4 And she gave him Bil hah her hand maid to wife; and Jacob went in unto her

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a fon.

6 And Rachel fald, God
hath indged me, and hath
alfo heard my voice, and
hath given me afon
therefore called she his
name Dan.

7 And Bilhah Rachels
mald conceived again, and
bare Jacob a fecond fon.
8 And Rachel faid, With
great wrefelings have I
wrestled with my fifter,
and I have prevailed and
she called his name Naph

9 When Leah faw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife,

10 And Zilpah Leahs mald bare Jacob a fon.

11 And Leah faia, A troup cometh and she called his name Gad..

12 And Zilpah Leahs maid bare Jacob a fecond fon.

13 And Leah faid, Happy am I, for the daughters





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will call me bleffed: and
she called his name Asher,
144 And Reuben went in
the days of wheat harveft,
and found mandrakes in
the field, & brought them
unto his mother Leah,
Then Rachel faid to Leah,
Give me, I pray thee, of
thy fons mandrakes.
15 And she faid unto her,
Is it a fmall matter that
thou haft taken my
husband and wouldeft
thou take away my fons
mandrakes alfo? And Ra
chel fald, Therefore he
shal lie with thee to night
for thy fons mandrakes

16 And Jacob came out
of the field in theevening,
and Leah went out to meet
him, and fald, Thou muft
come in. nto me, for fure
ly I have hired thee with
my fons mandrakes And
he lay with her that night,
17 And God hearkened
unto Leah, and she con.
celved, and bare Jacob the

fifth fon.

IS And Leah fald, God hath given me mine hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Iffachar

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the fixth fon.

20 And Leah fald, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born hlm fix fons and she called his name Zebulun,

21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and cali led her name Dinah.

22 And God remembred Rachel. & God hearkened to her, opened her womb 22 And she conceived and bare a fon and fald, God hath taken away my re proach.

24 And she called his name Jofeph,and fald, the Lord shall add to me ano. ther fon.

25 And it came to país, When Rachel had born Joiepb,that Jacob fald un

to Laban, Send me away; that I may go unto mine own place, and to my countrey

26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have ferved thee, and let me go for thou knoweft my fervice which I have done thee.

27 And Laban faid unto him, I pray thee, if I have. foundfavour in thineeyes, tarry for I have learned by experience, that the Lord hath bleffed me for thy fake.

28 And he faid, App int me thy wages, and I will give it.

29 And he faid unto him, Thou knoweit how I fer. ved thee, and how thy cat. tel was with me,

30 For it was little which thu hadft before I came, and it is now increafed, unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blefied thee fince my coming and now when shall I provide for mine own houfe alfo?

31 And he faid, What shall I give thee? And Ja cob faid, Thou shalt not give me any thing: ifthou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy Rock

321 will pafs through all thy flock to day,removing from thence all the fpeck. led and fpotted cartel, and and all the brown cartel a; mong the sheep, and the fpotted and fpeckled among the goats and of fuch shall be my hire.

33 So shall my righteouf. nefs answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not fpeckled and fpotted amongit the goats, and brown am: ngit the sheep, that shall be accounted frollen with me.

34 And Laban faid, Be. hold, I would it might be according to thy word.

35 And he removed that day the he goats,that were ring fraked, and fpotred,


and all the she goats that thers hath he gotten all were fpeckled and fpotted; this glory. and every one that had Somewhite in it,and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hands of his fons

36 And he fet three days journey betwixt himfelf and Jacob: and Jacob fed the reft of Labans flocks. 37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hafel and chefnut tree and pilled white Arakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38 And he fet the rods which he hadpilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs, when the flocks came to drink; that they should conceive when they came to drink.

39 And the flocks con. ceived before the rods,and brought forth cattel ring. ftraked, fpeckled and fpor


40 And Jacob did fe parate the lambs, and fet the faces of the flocks to ward the ring ftraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by themfelves; and put them not unto La bans catcel.

41 And it came to pafs whenfoever the ftronger cattel did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the carrel in the gutters, that they might conceive among the

42 But when the cattel were feeble, he put them norin: fo the feebler, were Labans, and the stronger Jacabs.

43 And the man increafed exceedingly,and had much catrel, and maid-fervants, and men-fervants, and ca! mels, and affes.


ANd he heard the words of Labans fons, faying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our fathers; and of dat which was our fa

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban,and behold, it was not towardhim as before.

3 And the Lord faid un to Jacob, Retun unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

4 And Jacob fent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock

And laid unto them, I fee your fathers countes nance, that it is not to ward me as bef re: bur the God of my father hath been with me.

6 And ye know that with all my power I have ferved your father.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times: but God fuffered him not to hurt me.

8 If he fald thus, The fpeckled shall be thy wages, then all the carrel bare fpeckled: and if he fald thus, The ring ftak ed shall be thy hire; then bare all the carrel ring ftraked.

9 Thus God hath taken away the cattel ofy mrsa ther, and given them to me.

10 And it came to pa sat that time that the cattel conceived, thar/lifted up mine eyes, and faw in a dream, and beheld, the rams which leaped upon the cart were ring fraked fpeckled, and grined.

II And the angel of God fpake unto me in a dream faying, Jacob: And I faid Herc am 1.

12 And he faid, Lift up now thine eyes and fee, all the rams which leap upen the cartel are ring-traked, fpeckled, and grifled; for I-have feen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Beth. el, where thou anointed t the pillar, and where thou vowedft a vow unto me: new arife, get thee our fiom this land, and return


unto the land of thy kin dred.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and fald unto him, Is there yet any por. tion or inheritance for us in our fathers houfe?

15 Are we not counted of him ftrangers? for he hath fold us, & hath quite devoured alfo our money.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our childrens now then whatfoever God hath fid unto thee, do. 17 Then Jacob rofe up, and fet his fons and his wives upon camels.

18 And he carried away all his cattel, and all his goods which he had got ten, the cattel of his get ting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram for to go to Ifaac his father to the land of Canaan.

19 And Labah went to thear his theep: and Rachel hadftollen the images That were her fathers.

20 And Jacob ftole away unawares to Laban the Sy rian, In that he told him not that he fled.

21 So he fled with all that he had, and he rofe up,and paffed over the river, and fet his face toward the mount Gilead.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day, that Jacob was filed.

23 And he took his brethren with him, and purfued after him feven days. Journey; & they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

24 And God came to La ban the Syrian in a dream by night, and faid unto him, Take heed that thou fpeak not to Jacob either good or bad..

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pirched his tent in the mount and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

25 And Laban faid to Ja cob, What hast thou done, that thou hal tollen away

unawares to me, and car ried away my daughters as captives saken with the fword?

27 Wherefore didst thou flee awayfecretly, and fleal away from me? and didft not tell me, that I might have fent thee away with mirth, and with fongs, with tabret,and with harp

28 And haft not fuffered me to kifs my fons and my daughters? thou haft now done foolishly info doing.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hart but theGod of your father fpake unto me yefternight, faying, Take thou heed that thou fpeak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now though thou wouldeft needs be gone, becaufe thou fore longedit after thy fathers houfe; yet wherefore haft thou fol. len my gods?

31 And Jacob anfwered and faid to Laban, Becaufe I was afraid: for I fald, Peradventre thou would eft take by force thy daughters from me.

32 With whomfoever thou findest thy gods, let him nor live: before our brethren difcern thou what is thine with me,and take it to thee: for Jacob knew not that Rachel had ftollen them.

33 And Laban went into Jacobs tent, and into Le. ahs tent, and into the two maid fervants rents? bur he found them not. Then went he out of Leahs rent, and entred into Rachels tent.

34 Now Rachel had ta ken the images, and pur them in the camels furni ture, and fat upon them: and Laban fearched all the tent, but found them not.

35 And the faid to her fa ther, Let It not difpleafe my lord that I cannot rife up before thee; for the cuftom of women is upor me: and he fearched but found not the images. 36And Jacob was wroth,


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