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Jacob obtainerb the blefing. Chap. xxviil.
Ejau rbreatenetb bin. 16 And te put the skins of the kids of two times: he took away my birthright; the goats upon his hands, and upon the and, behold, now he hath taken away my (mooth of his neck.
bleijing. And he said, Haft thou not re. 17 and the gave the favoury meat and served a bleifing for me? the bread, which the had prepared, into the 37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, hand other son Jacob.
Behold, I have made him thy lord, and ali 18 G And he came unto his father, and his brethren have I given to him for lo vants; faid, My father: and he said, Herc am l; and with corn and wine have I sustained him who ari thou, my sun!
and what thall I do now unto thee, my for 19 As Jacob faid unto his father, I am 38 And Efau said unto his father, Haiti, Efza thy brai-born; I have done according but one bletfing, my father! bless me, evin as thou tadeft me arise, I pray thee, fit me alfo, O my father! And Efau lified up 2cd eat of my verifon, that thy soul may his voice, and wept. bless me.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said 70 Add Ifaac said unto nis son, How is it unto him, Behold, thy dwelling thall be the that thou han found it so quickly, my sont fatness of the earth, and of the dew of hea. And he said, Because the LORD thy God ven from above; brought ir to me.
40 And by thy sword thalt thou live, anit 21 Aad Isaae faid unto Jacob, Come near, nalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, pass, when thou shalt have the dominion, that whether thou be my very son Esau or not. thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
22 Add Jacob went near unto Isaac his 41 | And Esau hated Jacob, because of the father; and he telt him, and said, The voice bleiling wherewith his father blelied him is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands and Efau said in his heart, The days o of Efad.
mourning for my father are at hand, then 23. And he discerned him not, because his will I lay my brother Jacob. hands were hairy, as his brother Efau's
kands. 42 And these words of Esau her elder son So he blessed him.
were told to Rebekah. And the sent and 24 And he said, art thou my very fun Esau ? called Jacob her younger fun, and said unto And he said, I am.
him, Behold, thy brother Erau, as touching 25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul thee. may bless thee. And he brought it near to 43 Now therefore, my rom, obey my voice; him, and he did eat: and he brought him and arise, flee thou to Laban my brot wine, and he drank.
Haran : 26 And his father Isaac raid anto him, 44 And tarry with hiin atew days, until Come near now, and kiss me, my son. thy brott.er's tury turn away ;
27 And he came near, and killed him : 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away and he smelled the smell of his raiment, from thee, and he forget that which thous aud blessed him, and said, See, the smell batt done to him: then I will send and fetch of my son is as the smell of a field which thee from thence. Why should I be deprived the LORD hath blessed:
also of you both in one day? 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew 46 And Rebekah said to Ifaac, I am weary of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and of my life, because of the daughters of Heth: plenty of corn and wine:
if Jacob take a wise of the daughters of Heth, 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow such as these which are of the daughters of down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, the land, what good thall my lite do me? and let thy mother's fons bow down to thee:
CHA P. XXVIII. cursed be every one that curseth thee, and i Facob is sent in Padan-aram: 11 bis vifion. blessed be he that blefleth thee.
18 Theftone of Bethl. 20 Jacob's unw. had made an end of bietling Jacob, and Ja.
and charged hiin, and said unto him, cob was yet (carce gone out from the pre. Thou shalt not take a wise of the daughters fence of isaac his father, hat Esau his bro. of Canada. ther came in from bis bunting.
2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the houro of 31 And he also had made favoury meat, Bethuel thy mother's father, and take thee a and brought it untu his father, and said unto wife trom thence of the daughters of Laban, his father, het my tather arise, and eat of thy mother's brother. His fon's venison, that thy soul may bless me. í And God Almighty bless thee, and make
33 And Isaac his father iaid unto him, thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou Who art thou! And he said, I am thy son, mayett be a multitude of people: thy Art-born, Efau.
4 And give thee the bseiling of Abraham, is, and Isaac trembled very exceedingly, to thee, and to thy feed with thee; thai thou and said, who! where is he that hath takén mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a venison, and hrought it me, and I have catea Aranger, which God gave unto Abraham. of all betore thou cameft, and have blessed s And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went him: yea, and he mall be bleflcd.
to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuelche 34 and when Esau heard the words of his Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and father, he cried with a great and exceeding Erau's mother. bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, When Esau saw that Ifaac had biefred even me allo, O my father!
Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, 35 And he said, Thy brother came with trke him a wife from thence; and that, fubliky, and hath taken away thy bleifing. as he blesed him, he gave him a charge, saya
36 And he said, Is not he'rightly named ing, Thou thalt not take a wic of the daugh, Jacobl foz he hath supplanted me there ters of Canaan;
The vision of Jacob's ladider. GENESIS. Jacob is entertained by Laban, 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and whence be ye! And they said, Of Harun ora his mother, and was gone to Padar-aram; we.
8 And Erau secing that the daughters of § And he said unto them, Know ye La. Canaan pleased not isaac his father:
ban, he fun of Nahor! And they said, We 9 Then went Efau unto Ithmael, and took know him. unto the wives which he had, Mahalath, the 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And daughter of Ithmael, Abraham's son, the litter they said, He is well; and, behold, Rachel of Nebijoth, to be his wife.
his daughter cometh with the theep. un 10 And Jacob went out from Beer-theba, 1 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, nej. Io I went toward Haran.
ther is it time that the cattle thould be ga. * 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, thered together: water ye the theep, and and tarried there all night, because the sun go and feed them. was set : and he took of the stones of that 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the place, and put them for his pillows, and lay focks be gathered together, and till they roll down in that place to sleep:
the tone from the well's mouth; then we wa. 12 And he dreamed, and, behold, a ladder tcr thc theep. set up on the earth, and the top of it reached 9.4. And while he yet spake with them, to heaven : and, behold, the angels of God Rachel came with her father's theep; for ascending and descending on it.
the kept them. 13 And, behold, the LORD ftood above it, 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob faw and said, I am the LORD God of Alraham Rachel, the daughter of Laban his mother's thy father, and the God of Isaac : the land brother, and the theep of Laban his mother's whereon thou lieft, to thee will I give it, and brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled to thy seed.
the ftone from the well's mouth, and water. 14 And thy seed Mall be as the duft of the ed the Hock of Laban his mother's brother. earth; and thou (halt spread abroad to the SI And Jacob kifed Rachel, and lifted up wert, and to the east, and to the north, and his voice, and wept. to the south: and in thee, and in thy sced, 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her shall all the tamilies of the earth be blessed. father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's
15 And, behold, I am with thec, and will son: and the ran and told her father. keep thee in all places whither thou goeit, 3. And it came to pass, when Laban heard and will bring thee again into this land! the tidings of Jacob his after's son, that he for I will not leave thee, until I have done rao to meet him, and embraced him, and ibat which I have spoken to thee of.
killed him, and brought him to his house. 16 9 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, And he told Laban all these things. and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place, 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art and I knew it not.
my bone and my fleth. And he abode with 17 And he was afraid, and said, How him the space of a month. dreadful is this place! this is none other 11 And laban said unto Jacob, Because but the house of God, and this is the gate thou art my brother, thouldest thou there. of heaven.
fore serve me for nought? tell me, what 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morn fali thy wages te ? 'ng, and took the one that he had put for 16 and 1.aban had two daughters: the his pillows, and set it up for a pillas; and name of the clder was Leah, and the name poured oil upon the top of it.
of the younger was Rachel. 19 And he called the name of that place 17 Leah was tendereyed, but Rachel was Beth-el: but the name of that city was beautitul and well-tavoured. called Luz at the first.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel: and said, I 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, if wil lerve inee feven years for Rachel thy God will be with me, and will keep me in younger daughter. this way that I go, and will give me bread 19 And Laban said, it is better that I give w eat, and raiment to put on,
her to thee than that I should give her to 21 so that I coine again to my father's house another man: abide with me. in peace; then thail the LORD be any God: 20 And Jacob ferved seven years for R2.
22 And this ftone, which I have set for a chel; and they seemed unto him but a few pillar, mall be God's house: and ot all that days, for the love he had to ker Thou shall give me, I will surely give che 21 And Jacob said unto 1.aban, Give mul tenth unto theo.
my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I CHA P. XXIX.
may go in un'o her. Faroh, coming to the well of Haran, 13 is 22 And Laban gatheredt together all the i entertained by Lalan, 18 covenanteth for men of the place, and made a feast. Rachel, 23 and is deceived with Leab, 28 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that but marticoh Rachel also,
be rook Leah his daug 'ter, and brought her THEM The dance of ene people of the catt. 'HEN Jacob went on hisjourney, and came to him; and he went in unto her.
24 And i aban gave unto his daughter Leah, 2 And he looked, and behold a well in Zi! pah his maid for an handmaid. the field, and, lo, there were three socks of 2; And it came to pass, that, in the more theep lying by it; for out of that well they ing, behold, it was Leah: and he said to l.a. watered the dock's: and a great ftone wasban, What is this thou hatt done unto me! upon the well's inoath.
Did not I serve with thee for Rachel? where 3 And thither were all the Aocks gather. fore then baft thou beguiled me! ed: and they rolled the fione from the well's 26 And 1.aban said, it must not be so done mouth, and watered the cheep, and put thc in our country, to give the younger before Atone again upon the weil's mouth in his place, the first-born.
4 Aid jacob raid unto them, My brethren, 27 Fulfil her wock, and we will give thes
She bearers yofeph. 57. this allo, for the service which thou thalt 15 And the said unto her, Is it a small mat. ferve with me yet feven other years.. ter that thou hart taken my husband and
And Jacob did so, and tulfilled her wouldert thou take away my son's mandrakes rek: and he gave him kachel his daughter also! And Rachel faid, Therefore he thall lie to site allo.
with the to-night for thy lon's mandrakes. 24 And Lataa gave to Rachel his daugh. 15 And Jacob ame out of the field in the ter Bilhat his handmaid to be her naid. eveoing, and Leah went out to meet him, 30 And he weat in also unto Rachel, and and said, Thou muit cone in unto me: for
lomato Rachel more than Leah, and lurely I have hired thee with my son's man.. krved wito kini yer seven other years.
drakes. And he lay with her that night. II 4: When the LORD law that Leah 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and the was hard, be opened her womb: but Ra. conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth lon CX tas barren.
18 And Leah faid, God hath given me mine 32 Aad lean conceived, and bare a ron, hire, because I have given ny maiden to my and the called his name Reulen: for the husband : a:d the called his name lilachar. said, arely the Lord hath looked upon my 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare * ziilidioa; fox, there forc, my husband will Jacob the fixth son. love me.
20 And Leah faid, God hath endowed me 33 And the conceived again, and bare a fon; with a good dowry': now will my hutband and laid, keceale the LORD hath heard that dwell with me, because I have borne him lix I seas haled, be hath there:ore given me this sons: and the called his name Zebulun. for allo; and the called his name Simeon. 21 And afterwards me bare a daughter,
34 And the conceived again, and bare a son; and called her name Dinah. and said, Nok this time will my huiband be 22fAnd God remembered Rachel, and God jerined aatom, because I have born hun three hearkened to her, and opened her womb. Tops: therefore was his name called Levi. 23 And the conceived and bare a fou; and
is and the conceived again, ana bare a fon; faid, God hath taken away my reproach.
25. And it came to pass, when Rachel CHAP. XXX.
had borne Joseph, that Jacob raid unto La1 Rachel's bantennels: 22 fbe beareth Joseph. ban, Send me away, tha: I may go unlo. 27 Jacob's new covenant wirb Laban: 37 mine own place, and to my country bis policy to become ricb.
26 Give me my wives and my children, ND when Rachel saw that the bare Ja. for whom I have served thee, and let me fifter; and said unto jacob, Give me chil. have done thee. drea, or else I die.
27 And Laban laid unto him, I pray thee, 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: Rachel; and he said, am I in God's itead, for I have learned by experience, that the who hath withheld from thee the fruit of LORD, hath bleffed me for thy fake. the womb!
28 Aud he said, Appoint me thy wages, 3. And the said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, and I will gil sit. go in unto her; and the shall bear upon my
29 And he said unto him, Thou knoweit knees, that I may also have children by het. how I have served thee, and how thy catlle
4 And the gave him Bilbab her handmaid was with me. to wife; and jacob went in unto her.
30 For it was little which thou hadt be. Ad Bilbah conceived, and bare Jacob fore I came, and it is now increased unto a & son,
multitude; and the LORD bath bleded thee And Rachel said, God hath judged me, since my coming: and now, when thall I aad hath also kcard my voice, and hath provide for mine own house also ? given me a lon; therefore called the his 3! And he said, What shall I give: hee? tume Dan.
And Jacob said, Thou thalt not give me any 1. and Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived thing. If thou wilt do this thing for again, and bare Jacob a second roa.
will agaia feed and keep thy flock. And Rachel Taid, With great wreftlings 32 I will pass through all thy flock to-day, have ! wreitled with my firler, and I have removing from thence all the specklea and prevailed; and the called his nanie Naphtali sported cattle, and all the brown cattle among
9 When Leah law that the had lett bear- the theep, and the spotted and Speckled among ing, he took Zilpah her maid, and gave her the goats; and of such thall be my hire. Jacob to wie.
33 So hall my righteousness answer for me 10 Avd Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare jacob a in time to come, when it shall come for my fon,
hire before thy face; every one that is not 11. And leak said, A troop cometh; and speckled and spotted among the goats, and
brown among the sheep, that thall be account. 12 And Zilpah, Leal's maid, bare Jacob a ea folen with me.
34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it 113 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the might be according to thy word: daughters will call me bleted: and the call. 35 And be removed that day the he-goats
that were ring-itreaked and spotted, and all 4. And Reuben went in the days of the the-goats that were speckled and Spota wheat-harveft, and found mandrakes in the red, and every one that has some wbite in field, and brought them unto his mother it, and all the brown amoig ine theep, and Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, gave them into the hands of his fons. I pray thee, of thy foa's mandrakes.
36 And he set three days' journey tot i
the called his name Gad.
cd his name Afer.
Fucos departeth from Laban. GENESI.
Laban pursueth him. himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest a yow unto me: now arise, get thee out from of Laban's flocks.
this land, and return unto the land of thy 37 And Jacob took him rods of green kindred. poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree, 14 And Rachel and Leah answered and and pilled white frakes in them, and made faid unto him, Is there yet any portion or the white appear which was in the rods. inheritance for us in our father's house!
38 Aud he fet the rods which he had pill. 15 Are we not counted ot him ftrangers? ed before the flocks in the gutters in the for he hath fold us, and hath quite devoured watering troughs, when the rocks came to also our money: drink, that they should conceive when they 16 For all the riches which God hath ts. came to drink.
ken from our father, that is our's, and our 39 And the flocks conceived before the children's: now then, whatsoever God hath rods, and brought forth cattle ringitraked, said unto thee, do. Speckled, and spotted.
17. Then Jacob rose up, and set his soni 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and and his wives upon camels
: Set the faces of the flocks toward the ring. 18 And he carried away all his cattle, and Atraked, and all the brown in the rock of all his goods which he had gotten, the cat 1.aban: and he put his own flocks by them. tle of his getting, which he had gotten in Icives, and put them not unto Laban's cattle, Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father
41 And it came to pass, whenfoever the in the land of Canaan. fironger cattle aid conceive, that Jacob laid 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep, the rods bciort the eyes of the cattle in the and Rachel had itolen the images that en Butlers, that they might conceive among her father's. hic rods.
20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Ls 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put ban the Syrian, in that he told hiin not that them not in: So the teebler were Laban's, and he fled. the irronger Jacob's.
21 So he fied with all that he had ; and he 43 Anu' the man increased exceedingly, and rose up, and passed over the river, and let nad niuch cattle, and maid-fervants, and his face toward the mount Gilead. men-fcrvants, and camels, and ates.
22 And it was told Laban on the third CHA P. XXXI.
day, that Jacob was ned. acou departeth from Laban: 22 Laban pur. 23 And he took his brethren with him, jueth bim: 44 their covenant ar Galeed. and pursued after him seven days jour Atly he beach other maken habang nasa love and they overtook him in the mount was our father's; and of that which was our 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in father's hath he gotten all this glory. a dream by night, and said unto him, Take
2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him or bad. os before.
231 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return Jacob'had pitched his tent in the mount; unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kin. and Laban with his brethren pitched in the dred; and I will be with thee.
mount of Gilead. 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hak Leah to the field unto his flock,
thou done, that thou hart itolen away una. s and said unto them, I see your father's wares to me, and carried away my daugh. countenance, that it is not toward me as ters as captives taken with the sword? before : but the God of my father hath been 27 Wheretore didit thou flee away fecret. with me.
ly, and steal away from me, and didit not 6 And ye know, that with all my power iell me, that I might have sent thee away I have ferved your father.
with mirth and with songs, with tabret 7 And your father hath deceived me, and and with harp; changed my wages ten times: but God fuf. 28 And hait not suffered me to kiss my fered him not to hurt me.
fons and my daughters! Thou haft now done 8 If he said thus, The speckled thall be foolishly in so doing. thy wages; then all the cattle bare fpeck. 29 It is in the power of my hand to do you led: and if he faid thus, The ringttraked hurt : but the God of your father (pake unto shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that ringit raked.
thou speak not 10 Jacob either good or bad. 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle 30 And now though thou wouldet needs be or your father, and given them to me. gone, because thou sore longedit after thy
io And it came to pass, at the time that father's house ; yet wherefore hatt tho'i telen the catile conceived, that I lifted up inine my gods! eyes, and law in a dream, and, behold, the 31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, rams which leaped upon the cattle were Because I was atraid: for I said, Peradverisingit raked, freckled, and griflet.
ture thou wouldet take by force thy daughi. ů And the angel of God (pake unto me in ters from me. a dream, saying, Jacob. And I said Here aml. 32 With whomsoeverthou findcft thy gods,
12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes let him not live: betore ou and see, all the rams which leap upon ite thioù what is thine with me, and take it cattle are ringitrakeu, fpeckled, and grita thee. For Jaco's knew act that Rachel led : for I have scen all that Laban docth had folen them.
33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and 13 I am the God of Beth-21, where thou a. inth Leah's tent, and into the two maid-fer nointedit the pillar, and where diva vowedit vaats tenes; lu:'he found ihem not. The
Their actincnt I Galeed.
Jacol's prefent F!.. Feat he out of cah's tent, and entered into 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of kids tent.
Nahor, the God of their father, judge be. Now Rachel had taken the images, and twixt us. And Jacob (ware by the icar of put them in the camei's furniture, and sat up. his father Ifaac. ta them. And Laban searched all the lent, 54 Then Jacob offered facrifice upon the but found the pot.
mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: And the said to her father, Let it not dif- and they did eat bread, and carried a ' night plekke ny lord that I cannot rise up before in the mounta Exe; be the custom of women is upon me. 55 And early in the morning laban rose And be feated, but found not the images. up, and kissed his fons and his daughters, and
nad Jacob was wroth, and chode with blessed them: anu Laban departed, and re-
3: Whereas thou hart searched all my Efau: 13 his prefent to Esau: 24 wrej.
2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This & These teenty years have I been with is God's hoit: and he called the name of that thee; thy ewes and thy the-goats have not place Mahanaim. cart their young, and the rams of thy Hock 3 And Jacob fent messengers before him to have 1 cot eaten.
Erau his brother, unto the land of Seir, the 39 That which was torn of beafts I brought country of Edom. not unto thee; 1 bare the loss of it: oi my 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus band didê thou require it wherber ftolen mall ye speak unto my lord Erau ; Thy fer. by day, or stolen by night.
vant jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with 40 Toas I was, in the day the drought con. Laban, and Aayed there until now: [amed me, and the front by night; and my
5 And I have oxen, and asses, hocks, an! sleep departed from mine eyes.
men servants, and women-Servants: and I 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy have sent to tell my lord, that I may find house: I served thee fourteen years for thy grace in thy light. two daughters, and fix years for thy cattle ; 69 And the meirengers returned to Jacob, and thou has changed my wages ten times. saying, we came to thy brother Esau, and
4. Except the God of my father, the God also he cometh to meet thee, and four hun. of Abraham, and the fear of Ifaac, had been dred men with him. with me, furely thou hadt fent me away 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and dir. non empty: God hath feen my amiction, tretsed: and he divided the people that was and the labour of ny hands, and rebuked with him, and the Hocks, and herds, and the bet retternight.
camels, into two bands;
mere children are my children, and these cat which is left thall escape.
thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will
mercies, and of all the truth, which thou 45 and Jacob took a ftone, and let it up hart thewed unto thy servant: for with my for a pillar.
staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I 46 And Jacob said anto his brethren, Ga. am become two bands. ther toses: and they took tones, and 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand made an heap; and they did eat there up- of my brother, from the hand of Frau : top on the heap.
I fear him, leit he will come and smite me, 4 And Laban called it Jegar-fahadutha; and the mother with the children. but Jacob called it Galeed.
12 And thou saidit, I willsurely do thee good, 48 And Laban saic, This heap is a witness and make thy Ited as the sand of the sea, which between me and thee this day. Therefore cannot be numbered for multiiude. was the name of it called Galeed;
13 9 And he lodged there that same night; 49 Asd Mizpah : for he said, 'The Lord and took of that which caine to his hand, a Watch between me and thee, when we are prelent for Erau his brother: abient one front another.
14 Two huadred the-goats, and tweny he. 50 If thou thalt afilia my daughters, or if goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams, then that take nyder wives befides my daugh- 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, ters, no man is with us; fec, God is witness forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty te-afies, beinist me and thee.
and ten foals. 31 Aad Laban said to Jacob, Pehold this 16 And he delivered them into the hand of heap, and bad this pillar, which I have his fervants, every drove by themselves; and cal twixt me and thee :
raid unto his ervants, Pals over before me, This heap be witness, and this pill be and put a space dctwixi drove and drove. witners, that I will pot pa's over this heap to neap and this pidlarunto tue, for hars). ence, and that thou hall not pass over this ing, when Efau my brother meeteth'thee.
and asketh thee saying, Whole are the