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Laban pursueth Jacob. CHAP. XXXI. Laban and Jacob contend.. He cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, sons, and my daughters? thou hast now the rams which leaped upon the cattle done foolishly in so doing. sere ring-streaked, speckled, and grisled. 29 It is in the power of my hand to do

11 And the angel of God spake unto you hurt : but the God of your father me in a dream, saying, Jacob : And I spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take said, Here am I.

thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes either good or bad. and see, all the rams which leap upon the 30 And now, though thou wouldest cattle are ring-streaked, speckled, and needs be gone, because thou sore longedst krisled: for I have seen all that Laban after thy father's house; yet wherefore Creth unto thee.

hast thou stolen my gols? 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where 31 And Jacob answered and said to thou anointedst the pillar, and where Laban, Because I was afraid : for I said, thou vowedst a vow unto me : Peradventure thou wouldest take by force arise, get thee out from this land, and thy daughters from me. return unto the land of thy kindred. 32 With whomsoever thou findest thr

14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and gods, let him not live: before our brethsaid unto him, Is there yet any portion or ren discern thou what is thine with me, inheritance for us in our father's house? and take it to thee : for Jacob knew not

15 Are we not counted of him stran- that Rachel had stolen them. gers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, devoured also our money.

and into Leah's tent, and into the two 16 For all the riches which God hath || maid-servants tents ; but he found them. taken from our father, that is ours, and not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, our children's: now then whatsoever God and entered into Rachel's tent. hath said unto thee, do.

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, 17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his and put them in the camel's furniture, sons and his wives upon camels;

and sac upon them. And Laban searched 18 And he carried away all his cattle, || all the tent, but found them not. and all his goods which he had gotten, 35 And she said to her father, Let it the cattle of his getting, which he had not displease my lord that I cannot rise up gotten in Padan-aram ; for to go to Isaac | before thee ; for the custom of women is his father in the land of Canaan.

upon me. And he searched, but found 19 And Laban went to shear his sleep: not the images. and Rachel had stolen the images that 36 9 And Jacob was wroth and chode cere her father's.

with Laban : and Jacob answered, and 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to said to Laban, What is my trespass ? Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly that he fled.

pursued after me? 21 So he fied with all that he had ; and 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my ke mose up, and passed over the river, and stuff

, what hast thou found of all thy set his face toward the mount Gilead. household-stuff? set it here before my

22 And it was told Laban on the third brethren, and thy brethren, that they may day that Jacob was fled.

judge betwixt us both. 23 And he took his brethren with him, 38 This twenty years have I been with and pursued after him seven days jour- thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not ney: and they overtook him in the mount cast their young, and the rams of thy flock

have I not eaten. 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian 39 That which was torn of beasts, I in a dream by night, and said unto him, brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob it ; of my hand didst thou require it, either good or bad.

whether stolen by day, or stolen by 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now night. Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount : 40 Thus I was ; in the day the drought and Laban with his brethren pitched in consumed me, and the frost by night; and the mount of Gilead.

my sleep departed from mine eyes. 2 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast

41 Thus have I been twenty years in that done, that thou hast stolen away un- thy house : I served thee fourteen years avares to me, and carried away my daugh- for thy two daughters, and six years for ters, as captives taken with the sword? thy cattle : and thou hast changed my 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away se

wages ten times. cretly, and steal away from me, and 42 Except the God of my father, the dilst not tell me, that I might have sent God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac thee away with 'mirth, and with songs, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent with tabret, and with harp ?

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His present to Esau. mine affliction, and the labour of my hands, il journed with Laban, and stayed there unand rebuked thee yesternight.

til now : 43 And Laban answered, and said unto 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and men-servants, and women-servants : and these children are my children, and and I have sent to tell my lord, that I these cattle are my cattle, and all that may find grace in thy sight. thou seest is mine ; and what can I do 6. And the messengers returned to this day, unto these my daughters, or unto Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother their children which they have born? Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee,

44 Now therefore come thou, let us and four hundred men with him. make a covenant, I and thou; and let it 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and be for a witness between me and thee. distressed: and he divided the people that

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it ovas with him, and the flocks, and herds, up for a pillar.

and the camels into two bands; 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, 8 And said, If Esau come to the one Gather stones; and they took stones, and company, and smite it, then the other made an heap: and they did eat there company which is left shall escape. upon the heap

99 And Jacob said, () God of my father 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadu- | Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, tha: but Jacob called it Galeed :

the LORD which saidst unto me, Return 48 And Laban said, This heap is a wit- unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and ness between me and thee this day. I will deal well with thee; Therefore was the name of it called Gå- 10 I am not worthy of the least of all leed :

the mercies, and of all the truth, which 49 And Mizpah ; for he said, The thou hast shewed unto thy servant : for LORD watch between me and thee, when | with my staff I passed over this Jordan, we are absent one from another.

and now I am become two bands. 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, 11 Delivermc, I pray thee, from the hand or if thou shalt take other wives besides my of my brother, from the hand of Esau : daughters ; no man is with us; see, God for I'fear him, lest he will come and smite is witness betwixt me and thee.

me, and the mother with the children. 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee this heap, and behold this pillar, which I | good, and make thy seed as the sand of have cast betwixt me and thee;

the sea, which cannot be numbered for 52 This heap be witness, and this pillar | multitude. be witness, that I will not pass over this 13 1 And he lodged there that same heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass night; and took of that which came to over this heap and this pillar unto me, for his hand a present for Esau his brother, harm.

14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty 53 The God of Abraham, and the God | he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty of Nahor, the God of their father, judge rams, betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts fear of his father Isaac.

forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asse: 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon and ten foals, the mount, and called his brethren to eat 16 And he delivereci them into the hanc bread : and they did eat bread, and tar- of his servants, every drove by them: ried all night in the mount.

selves; and said unto his scrvants, Pas 55 And early in the morning Laban over before me, and put a space betwix rose up, and kissed his sons and his daugh- drove and drove. ters, and blessed them : and Laban de- 17 And he commanded the foremost parted, and returned unto his place. saying, When Esau my brother meetetl CHAP. XXXII.

thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose ar 1 Jacob's vision. 3 His message, 13 and thou ? and whither goest thou ? and whos present to Esau. 24 Wrestling with an are these before thee? angel he is called Israel.

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servant Jacob's : it is a present sent unt angels him.

my lord Esau : and behold also he is be 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, | hind us. This is God's host : and he called the 19. And so commanded he the second name of that place Mahanaim.

and the third, and all that followed th: 3 And Jacob sent messengers before droves, saying, On this manner shall y him to Esau his brother, unto the land of speak unto Esau, when ye find him. Seir, the country of Edom.

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, th 4 And he commanded them, saying, servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau ; I will appease him with the present tha Thy servant Jacob saith thụs, I have so- ll goeth before me, and afterward I wil

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Jatco and Esau's kind meeting. CHAP. XXXIII, Xxxiv. Jacob buyeth a field. 35 see his face ; peradventure he will accept 6 Then the handmaidens came near, of me.

they and their children, and they bowed 21 So went the present over beforehim; themselves. and himself lodged that night in the 7 And Leah also with her children company,

came near, and bowed themselves; and 22 And he rose up that night, and took after came Joseph near and Rachel, and his two wives, and his two women-ser- || they bowed themselves. vants, and his eleven sons, and passed 8 And he said, What meanest thou Cher the ford Jabbok.

by all this drove which I met? And he B And he took them, and sent them said, These are to find grace in the sight Over the brook, and sent over that he had. of my lord.

249 And Jacob was left alone ; and 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my there wrestled a man with him, until the brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. breaking of the day.

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, 95 And when he saw that he prevailed if now I have found grace in thy sight, mot against him, he touched the hollow of then receive my present at my hand: for his thigh : and the hollow of Jacob's thigh | therefore I have seen thy face, as though kas ait of joint, as he wrestled with him. I had seen the face of God, and thou wast

2 And he said, Let me go, for the day pleased with me. breaketh ; And he said, I will not let thee 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that 50, except thou bless me.

is brought to thee; because God hath 17 And he said unto him, What is thy dealt graciously with me, and because I name? And he said, Jacob.

have enough : and he urged him, and he 28 And he said, Thy name shall be call- | took it. ed no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, prince hast thou power with God, and with and let us go, and I will go before thee. men, and hast prevailed.

13 And he said unto him, My lord 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell knoweth that the children are tender, and me, I pray thee, thy name : And he said, the flocks and herds with young are with Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after || me, and if men should over-drive them my name? and he blessed him there. one day, all the flock will die.

30 And Jacob called the name of the 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over place Peniel : for I have seen God face before his servant : and I will lead on to face, and my life is preserved.

softly, according as the cattle that goeth 31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun | before me, and the children be able to Pose upon him, and he halted upon his endure; until I come unto my lord unto thigh.

Seir. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave Mt of the sinew which shrank, which is || with thee some of the folk that are with upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this me: And he said, What needeth it? Let day ; because he touched the hollow of | me find grace in the sight of my lord. Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. 16 So Esau returned that day on his CHAP. XXXIII.

way unto Seir. 1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, meeting. 18 Jacob buyeth a field at and built him an house, and made booths Shalem, and buildeth an altar.

for his cattle: therefore the name of the A ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and look- || place is called Succoth.

ed, and behold, Esau came, and 18 | And Jacob came to Shalem, a city with him four hundred men. And he di- || of Shechem, which is in the land of Cavided the children unto Leah, and unto | naan, when he came from Padan-aram; Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. and pitched his tent before the city. 2 And he put the handmaids and their 19 And he bought a parcel of a field, children foremost, and Leah and her | where he had spread his tent, at the hand children after, and Rachel and Joseph of the children of Hamor, Shechem's fa

ther, for an hundred pieces of money. And he passed over before them, and 20 And he erected there an altar, and boked himself to the ground seven times, called it El-elohe-Israel. iltil he came near to his brother.

CHAP. XXXIV. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and em- 1 Dinah ravished. 20 The Shechemites braced him, and fell on his neck, and are circumcised, 25 slain by the sons , kissed him ; and they wept.

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Jacob sent to Beth-el. saw her, he took her, and lay with her, 21 These men are peaceable with us, and defiled her.

therefore let them dwell in the land, and 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the trade therein : for the land, behold, it is daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam- large enough for them : let us take their sel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. daughters to us for wives, and let us give

4 And Shechem spake unto his father them our daughters. Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to 22 Only herein will the men consent wife.

unto us for to dwell with us, to be one 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled people, if every male among us be circumDinah his daughter (now his sons were cised, as they are circumcised. with his cattle in the field :) and Jacob 23 Shall not their cattle, and their subheld his peace until they were come.

6 f And Hamor the father of Shechem only let us consent unto them, and they went out unto Jacob to commune with will dwell with us. him.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of his son hearkened all that went out of the the field when they heard it: and the men gate of his city : and every male was cirwere grieved, and they were very wroth, cumcised, all that went out of the gate of because he had wrought folly in Israel, in his city. lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing 25 | And it came to pass on the third ought not to be done.

day, when they were sore, that two of the 8 And Hamor communed with them, ons of Jacob, Simcon and Levi, Dinah's saying, The soul of my son Shechem brethren, took each man his sword, and longeth for your daughter: I pray you came upon the city boldly, and slew all give her him to wife.

the males. 9 And make ye marriages with us : 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem and give your daughters unto us, and take his son with the edge of the sword, and our daughters unto you.

took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the went out. land shall be before you ; dwell and trade 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the ye therein, and get you possessions therein. slain, and spoiled the city ; because they

11 And Shechem said unto her father, had defiled their sister. and unto her brethren, Let me find grace 28 They took their sheep, and their in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto oxen, and their asses, and that which me, I will give.

was in the city, and that which was in 12 Ask me never so much dowry and the field. gift, and I will give according as ye shall

di them and all their wealth, and all their say unto me : but give me the damsel to little ones, and their wives took they wife.

captive, and spoiled even all that was in 13 And the sons of Jacob answered the house. Shechem and Hamor his father dercit- 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, fully, and said (because he had defiled Ye have troubled me to make me to Dinah their sister),

stink among the inhabitants of the land, 14 And they said unto them, We can- among the Canaanites, and the Perizzites : not do this thing, to give our sister to one and I bcing few in number, they shall gaththat is uncircumcised: for that were a er themselves together against me, and reproach unto us :

slay me, and I shall be destroyed, I and 15 But in this will we consent unto you: , my house. If ye will be as we be, that every male 31 And they said, Should he deal with of you be circumcised;

our sister, as with an harlot ? 16 Then will we give our daughters un

CHAP. XXXV. to you, and we will take your daughters 1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He to us, and we will dwell with you, and purgeth his house of idols, 6 and buildwe will become one people.

eth an altar at Beth-el, 29 Isaac's death, be Bistriferisce hef hearken tanto us; AND Goedhard, unta Jacob cherise to circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

make there an altar unto God, that ap18 And their words pleased Hamor, peared unto thee when thou fleddest from and Shcchiem Hamor's son.

the face of Esau thy brother. 19 And the young man deferred not to 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, do the thing, because he had delight in and to all that were with him, Put Jacob's daughter: and he was more hon- | away the strange gods that are among qurable than all the house of his father. you, and be clean, and change your 20 s And Hamor and Shechem his son

garments : çame unto the gate of their city, and com- 3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethinuned with the men of tlteir city, saying, el; and I will make there an altar unto

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Isaac's death. 37 God, who answered me in the day of my dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and distress, and was with me in the way lay with Bilhah his father's concubine : which I went.

and Israel heard it. Now the sons of 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the Jacob were twelve : strange gods which were in their hand, 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's and at their ear-rings which were in their first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Juears; and Jacob hid them under the oak dah, and Issachar, and Zebulun : which was by Shechem.

24 The sons of Rachel ; Joseph, and 5 And they journeyed; and the terror Benjamin : of God was upon the cities that were 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's round about them, and they did not pur- handmaid ; Dan, and Naphtali: sue after the sons of Jacob.

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's 6. So Jacob came to Luz, which is in || handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These are the land of Canaan, (that is Beth-el) he | the sons of Jacob, which were born to and all the people that were with him. him in Padan-aram.

7 And he built there an altar, and 27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac his called the place El-beth-el; because there father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, God appeared unto him, when he fled (which is Hebron) where Abraham and from the face of his brother.

Isaac sojourned. 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, 28 And the days of Isaac were an hunand she was buried beneath Beth-el, un- dred and fourscore years. der an oak: and the name of it was 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and called Allon-bachuth.

died, and was gathered unto his people, 99 And God appeared unto Jacob | being old and full of days; and his song again when he came out of Padan-aram; || Esau and Jacob buried him. and blessed him.

CHAP. XXXVI. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name || 2 Esau's wives. 6. His removing to is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any mount Seir. 9 His sons. more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; OW these are the generations of and he called his name Israel.

Esau, who is Edom, 11 And God said unto him, I am God 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters Almighty : be fruitful and multiply; a of Canaan ; Adah the daughter of Elon nation and a company of nations shall be the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughof thee, and kings shall come out of thy | ter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the loins.

Hivite ; 12 And the land which I gave A

3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, braham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, sister of Nebajoth. and to thy seed after thee will I give the 4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz ; land.

and Bashemath bare Reuel ; 13 And God went up from him, in the 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and place where he talked with him.

Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of 14 And Jacob setupa pillar in the place Esau, which were born unto him in the where he talked with him, even a pillar | land of Canaan. of stone: and he poured a drink-offering 6 And Esau took his wives, and his thereon, and he poured oil thereon. sons, and his daughters, and all the per

15 And Jacob called the name of the sons of his house, and his cattle, and all place where God spake with him, Beth-el.his beasts, and all his substance which he

16 s And they journeyed from Beth-el; had got in the land of Canaan; and went and there was but a little way to come to into the country from the face of his Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she brother Jacob. had hard labour.

7 For their riches were more than that 17 And it came to pass when she was in they might dwell together: and the land hard labour, that the midwife said unto wherein they were strangers could not her, Fear not; thou shalt havethis son also bear them, because of their cattle.

18 And it came to pass as her soul was 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: in departing, (for she died) that she called | Esau is Edom. his name Ben-oni: but his father called 9 | And these are the generations of him Benjamm.

Esau the father of the Edomites, in 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in mount Seir: the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. 10 These are the names of Esau's sons ;

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the anto this day.

wife of Esau. 21 q And Israel journeyed, and spread 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, Tebis tent bevond the tower of Édar. man, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Ke

And it came to pass, when Israel II naz.

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