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12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was ch. 13. 8. & her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.

14. 14, 16.

8 ch. 24. 28.

+ Heb. hearing.

b ch. 24. 29.

I ch. 2. 23.
Judg. 9. 2.

2 Sam. 5. 1.

+ Heb. a month of



13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.

14 And Laban said to him, 'Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And & 19. 12, 13. he abode with him † the space of a month. 15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?


k ch. 31. 41.

2 Sam. 3. 14.

I ch. 30. 26.

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

17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

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20 And Jacobserved seven years for Hos. 12. 12. Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. 21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.


Judg. 15. 1.

"Judg. 14.10.

John 2. 1, 2.



22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and " made a feast. 23 And it came to pass in the evening,

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31 And when the LORD saw that ¶ Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name || Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name || Simeon.

34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called || Levi.

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name "Judah; and † left bearing.


1 Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. 5 She beareth Dan and Naphtali. 9 Leah giveth Zilpah her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. 14 Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah buyeth her husband of Rachel. 17 Leah beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth to depart. 27 Laban stayeth him on a new covenant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby

he became rich.


that he took Leah his daughter, and AND when Rachel saw that she bare

brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

26 And Laban said, It must not be so + Heb. place. done in our † country, to give the younger + before the firstborn.

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Judg. 14.12.

P ver. 20. Deut.21. 15.

9 ch. 30. 26. & 31. 41. Hos. 12. 12.

r Ps. 127. 3. ⚫ ch. 30. 1.

cir. 1752.

|| That is, See

a son.

Exod. 3. 7. & 4. 31. Deut. 26. 7. Ps. 25. 18. & 106, 44. cir. 1751.

That is, Hearing. cir. 1750.

|| That is, Joined. See Numb. 18. 2, 4. cir. 1749. " Matt. 1. 2. || That is, Praise.

+ Heb. stood from bearing.

cir. 1749.

a ch. 29. 31. b ch. 37. 11.

© Job 5. 2.

d ch. 16. 2. 1 Sam. 1. 5.

ch. 16. 2. fch. 50. 23. Job 3. 12.

8 ch. 16. 2. + Heb. be built by her.

h ch. 16. 3. & 35 22.


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• Numb. 16.9, 13.

cir. 1747.


13 And Leah said, † Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed she called his name || Asher.


14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

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15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken 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 mandrakes.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.

18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called That is, in his name || Issachar.


cir. 1746.

|| That is, Dwelling.

P Called,

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name

Matt. 4. 13, P Zebulun.


cir. 1745.

|| That is,


9 ch. 8. 1.

1 Sam. 1. 19.

21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name || Dinah.

22 And God remembered Rachel,

Rachel beareth Joseph.

and God hearkened to her, and 'opened her womb.

23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away 'my reproach:


24 And she called his name || Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.

25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, "Send me away, that I may go unto" mine own place, and to my country.

26 Give me my wives and my children, * for whom I have served thee, and let me go for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.


Before CHRIST cir. 1745.

ch. 29. 31. 1 Sam. 1. 6. Isai. 4. 1. Luke 1. 25.

|| That is, Adding. tch. 35. 17.

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27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy See ch.24 sake.


28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.


7 ch. 39. 3, 5.

ch. 29. 15.

39, 40. Matt. 24. 45. Tit. 2 10

29 And he said unto him, Thouch. 31. 6, knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

forth. ver. 43.

30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now † increased + Heb.broken unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee + since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?


31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock.

32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.


+ Heb. at my foot.

1 Tim. 5. &

4 ch. 31. &

• Ps. 37. 6

Merrow. Exod. 1314

33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall Heb. tocome for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with


34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

35 And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

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Jacob's policy, whereby he became rich. GENESIS, XXXI.


cir. 1745.

' See ch. 31. 9-12.

8 ver. 30.

36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

37 ¶ And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38 And he set the rods which he had pilled 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 conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.


43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maid& 26. 13, 14. servants, and menservants, and camels,

h ch. 13. 2.

& 24. 35.

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Jacob departeth secretly.

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


Before CHRIST 1739.

b ver. 41.

Neh. 4. 12. Job 19. 3. Zech. 8. 23. * ch. 20. 6. Ps. 105. 14. 1 ch. 30. 32.

8 If he said thus, 'The speckled shall Numb.14.22. be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.


9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to

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11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap. upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, P where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.


14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?


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15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite ch. 29. 15, devoured also our money.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is our's, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.



19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images + Heb. tera that were her father's.

20 And Jacob stole away tunawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and "set his face toward the mount Gilead. 22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.


Judg. 17. 5.
I Sam. 19.13.
Hos. 3. 4.

t ch. 35. 2.
+ Heb. the
heart of

" ch. 46. 28. 2 Kings 12. 17.

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Luke 9. 51,


23 And he took his brethren with ch. 13. 8.

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31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy See ch. 44. 9. gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

+ Heb. felt.

h Exod. 20.12. Lev. 19. 32.

33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban † searched all the tent, but found them not.

35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot "rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.

36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what

Jacob's covenant with Laban.

is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

37 Whereas thou hast † searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy houshold stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.


39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.


40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I 'served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and "thou hast changed my wages ten times.


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42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. P God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

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43 And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, 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 born?


44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee. 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.


Before CHRIST 1739.

+ Heb. felt.

1 Exod. 22 10, &c.

Exod. 22. 12

1 ch. 29. 27,28

■ ver. 7.

Ps. 124. 1,2

ver. 53 Isai. 8. 13

P ch. 29. 32 Exod 3. 7.

1 Chron. 12 17. Jude 9.

ch. 26. 25. Josh. 24 S

ch. 28. 18

The heap witness.


47 And Laban called it || Jegar-saha- That is, dutha: but Jacob called it || Galeed. 48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

|| That is, The heap witness. Heb. "Josh. 24.2.

Judg. 11.

1 Sam. 7. &

That is, A beacon, or, watch


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Jacob's message to Esau.

Before CHRIST 1739.

ch. 16. 5.

ch. 21. 23.

ver. 42.

Or, killed beasts.


51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

52 This heap be witness, and this 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 harm.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, 'judge betwixt us. And Jacobsware by the

fear of his father Isaac.


54 Then Jacob || offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban dech. 18. 33. & parted, and returned unto his place.

b ch. 28. 1.

30. 25.

Ps. 91. 11. Hebr. 1. 14.

b Josh. 5. 14. Ps. 103. 21. & 148. 2. Luke 2. 13.

|| That is, Two hosts, or, camps.


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Jacob sendeth a present to Esau.

Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

Before CHRIST 1739.

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10 t I 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 am become two bands. 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the P hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother † with the children. 12 And thou saidst, I will surely doch. 28.13,14, thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty


15 Thirty milch camels with 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 themselves; and said unto his servants,

AND Jacob went on his way, and Pass over before me, and put a space be

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3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land ch.33. 14, 16. of Seir, the † country of Edom.

d ch. 36.6,7,8.

Deut. 2. 5.

Josh. 24. 4.

+ Heb. field.



4 And he commanded them, saying, • Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Prov. 15. 1. Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

fch. 30. 43.

5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: 8 ch. 33. 8, 15. and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may

h ch. 33. 1.

1 ch. 35. 3.

Ps. 50. 15.

1 ch. 28. 13.


6 ¶ And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and 'distressed and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

9 And Jacob said, 'O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father ch. 31. 3, 13. Isaac, the LORD " which saidst unto me,


twixt drove and drove.

17 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 before thee?

18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.

19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.

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Hos. 10. 14.

+ Heb. upon.


⚫ch. 43. 11.

Prov. 18. 16.

Prov. 21. 14.

+ Heb. my

Job 42. 8, 9.

" Deut. 3. 16.

to pass.

23 And he took them, and † sent them+Heb. caused over the brook, and sent over that he had.

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