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5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land:

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. must I needs bring thy son again unto 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. the land from whence thou camest? And she hasted, and let down her 6 And Abraham said unto him, Be-pitcher upon her hand, and gave him ware thou, that thou bring not my son drink. thither again.

19 And when she had done giving 7 The LORD God of heaven, him drink, she said, I will draw water which took me from my father's house, for thy camels also, until they have and from the land of my kindred, and done drinking. which spake unto me, and that sware 20 And she hasted, and emptied her unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I pitcher into the trough, and ran again give this land: he shall send his angel unto the well to draw water, and drew before thee, and thou shalt take a wife for all his camels. unto my son from thence.

21 And the man, wondering at her, 8 And if the woman will not be wil-held his peace, to wit whether the ling to follow thee, then thou shalt be LORD had made his journey prosperclear from this mine oath; only bring ous, or not.

not my son thither again. 22 And it came to pass as the ca9 And the servant put his hand un-mels had done drinking, that the man der the thigh of Abraham his master, took a golden ear-ring of half a shekel and sware to him concerning that mat- weight, and two bracelets for her ter. hands of ten shekels weight of gold; 10 And the servant took ten ca- 23 And said, Whose daughter art mels, of the camels of his master, and thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there departed; (for all the goods of his mas-room in thy father's house for us, to ter were in his hand :) and he arose, lodge in? and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw waler:

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed down his 12 And he said, O LORD God of my head, and worshipped the LORD. master Abraham, I pray thee, send me 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD good speed this day, and shew kind-God of my master Abraham, who hath ness unto my master Abraham.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: [ being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.

28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

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 29 ↑ And Rebekah had a brother, drink; and she shall say, Drink, and and his name was Laban: and Laban 1 will give thy camels drink also: let ran out unto the man, unto the well. the same be she that thou hast ap- 30 And it came to pass when he saw pointed for thy servant Isaac; and the ear-ring and bracelets upon his thereby shall I know that thou hast sister's hands, and when he heard the shewed kindness unto my master. words of Rebekah his sister, saying, 15 And it came to pass before he Thus spake the man unto me; that he had done speaking, that behold, Re-came unto the man, and behold, he bekah came out, who was born to Be-stood by the camels at the well. thuel son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessAbraham's brother, with her pitcher ed of the LORD, wherefore standest upon her shoulder. thou without? for 1 have prepared the

16 And the damsel was very fair to house, and room for the camels. look upon, a virgin, neither had any 32 And the man came into the man known her: and she went down house: and he ungirded his camels, to the well, and filled her pitcher, and and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

came up.


33 And there was set meat before 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, daughter art thou? And she said, The until I have told mine errand. And he daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son said, Speak on. whom Milcah bare unto him: and put the ear-ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

35 And the LORD hath blessed my 48 And I bowed down my head, and master greatly, and he is become worshipped the LORD, and blessed the great: and he hath given him flocks, LORD God of my master Abraham, and herds, and silver, and gold, and which had led me in the right way,to inen-servants, and maid-servants, and take my master's brother's daughter camels, and asses. unto his son.

36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

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 right hand, or to the left.

37 And my master made me swear, 50 Then Laban and Bethuel ansaying, Thou shalt not take a wife to swered, and said, The thing proceedmy son of the daughters of the Ca-eth from the LORD: we cannot speak naanites, in whose land I dwell: unto thee bad or good.

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath

39 And I said unto my master, Per-spoken. adventure the woman will not follow 52 And it came to pass, that when, Abraham's servant heard their words, 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, he worshipped the LORD,bowing himbefore whom I walk, will send his an-self to the earth.


gel with thee, and prosper thy way; 53 And the servant brought forth and thou shalt take a wife for my son jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, of my kindred, and of my father's and raiment, and gave them to Rebckah. He gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.


41 Then shalt thou be clear from this mine oath,when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw 56 And he said unto them, Hinder water, and I say to her, Give me, I me not, seeing the LORD hath prosperpray thee, a little water of thy pitcher ed my way: send me away, that 1 to drink; may go to my master.

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.

45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

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? And she said, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister; be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy ca- 61 And Rebekah arose, and her mels drink also: so I drank, and she damsels, and they rode upon the cu made the camels drink also. Imels, and followed the man: and the


Servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 062 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.

63 And Isaac went out to meditate In the field at the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and behold, the camels were coming.

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes; and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the fleld to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail and covered herself.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years. 8. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to this people.

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar 26 And after that came his brother. the Hittite, which is before Mamre; out, and his hand took hold on Esau's 10 The field which Abraham pur-heel; and his name was called Jacob: chased of the sons of Heth: there was and Isaac was threescore years old Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. when she bare them.


27 And the boys grew: and Esau been there a long time, that Abimelech was a cunning hunter, a man of the king of the Philistines looked out at a field; and Jacob was a plain man,dwel- window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. ling in tents. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my 29 T And Jacob sod pottage: and sister? And Isaac said unto him, BeEsau came from the field, and he was cause I said, Lest I die for her. faint. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed this thou hast done unto us one of the me, I pray thee, with that same red people might lightly have lain with thy pottage; for I am faint: therefore was wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. his name called Edom.

23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.

24 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 Abraham's sake.

25 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.

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that l may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son: and Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army. 27 And Isaac said unto them, 7 Bring me venison, and make me Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye savoury meat, that I may eat, and hate me, and have sent me away from bless thee before the LORD, before my you? death.

28 And they said, We saw certain- 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my ly that the LORD was with thee: and voice, according to that which I comwe said, Let there be now an oath be-mand thee.

twixt us, even betwixt us and thee, 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me and let us make a covenant with thee; from thence two good kids of the goats; 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as and I will make them savoury meat we have not touched thee, and as we for thy father, such as he loveth: have done unto thee nothing but good, 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy faand have sent thee away in peace: thou ther, that he may eat, and that he may art now the blessed of the LORD. bless thee before his death. 30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

31 And they rose up betimes in the Inorning, 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 have found water.

33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

34 And Esau was forty years old 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiwhen he took to wife Judith the daugh-ment of her eldest son Esau, which were ter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashe- with her in the house, and put them inath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: upon Jacob her younger son: 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.


1 Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Jacob in

structed by Rebekah, obtaineth the blessing. 41 Esau threatening him, 43 is prevented.

AND it came to pass, that when

Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Be-I hold, here am 1.

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:

17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread,which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: And he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

19 And Jacob said unto his father, am Esau thy first-born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I 2 And he said, Behold now, I am pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, old, I know not the day of my death: that thy soul may bless me.

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