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Jacob obtaineth the blessing

GENESIS. Esau threateneth him unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Be-jen, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of hold, here am I. corn and wine:

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let thy 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he and take me some venison; that blesseth thee.

4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, 30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was may bless thee before I die. yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to his father, that Esau his brother came in from Esan his son: and Esau went to the field to hunt his hunting. for venison, and to bring it.

31 And he also had made savoury meat, and

6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, brought it unto his father; and said unto his saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's Esau thy brother, saying, venison, that thy soul may bless me.

7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy first-born, LORD, before my death. Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken veni

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence son, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all two good kids of the goats; and I will make them before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: and he shall be blessed.

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he 34 And when Esau heard the words of his may eat, and that he may bless thee before his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitdeath. ter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Be-me also, O my father! hold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and

am

a smooth man:

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.

36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birth-right; and behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father! And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

39 And Isaac his father answered, and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt

1811 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, I am Esau break his yoke from off thy neck. thy first-born; I have done according as thou 41 T And Esau hated Jacob because of the badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and venison, that thy soul may bless me. Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, then will I slay my brother Jacob.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau, or not.

42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. 23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran; 44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence. Why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. my life, because of the daughters of Heth: if Ja26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come cob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such near now, and kiss me, my son. as these which are of the daughters of the land, 27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he what good shall my life do me? smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:

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CHAP. XXVIII.
Jacob goeth to Padan-aram.

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12 My father peradventure will feel me, and shall seem to him as a deceiver; and 1 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.

15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her cldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hauds, 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

24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

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Jacob's vision at Beth-el.

CHAP. XXIX. Laban entertaineth him. not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Be- and lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by thuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: from thence of the daughters of Laban thy and a great stone was upon the well's mouth. mother's brother. 3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee they rolled the stone from the well's mouth and fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon a multitude of people; the well's mouth in his place.

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayes: Inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we. 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him. 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to 6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the said, He is well and behold, Rachel his daughSyrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and ter cometh with the sheep. Esan's mother. 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither 61 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed is it time that the cattle should be gathered toJacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them. take him a wife from thence; and that as he 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou be gathered together, and till they roll the stone shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep. 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and his 9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; came with her father's sheep: for she kept them. 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Ca- 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Ranaan pleased not Isaac his father; chel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and
went toward Haran.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her fa ther's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son; and she ran and told her father.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set: and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 13 And it came to pass when Laban heard the 12 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to upon the earth, and the top of it reached to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, heaven: and behold, the angels of God ascend- and brought him to his house. And he told ing and descending on it. Laban all these things.

13 And behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.

14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh: and he abode with him the space of a month.

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve we for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be? 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

15 And behold, I am with thee, and will keep
thee in all places whither thou goest, and will beautiful and well-favoured.
bring thee again into this land: for I will not 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I wiH
leave thee, until I have done that which I have serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger
spoken to thee of.
daughter.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and 19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her
he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and Ito thee, than that I should give her to another
knew it not.
man: abide with me.

20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel;
and they seemed unto him but a few days, for
the love he had to her.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful
is this place! this is none other but the house of
God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and 21 1 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my
took the stone that he had put for his pillows, wife (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in
and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon unto her.
the top of it.

22 And Laban gathered together all the men of

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to

19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: the place, and niade a feast.
but the name of that city was called Luz at
the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God him; and he went in unto her.
will be with me, and will keep me in this way 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah,
that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and rai-Zilpah his maid, for a handmaid.
ment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my father's house in
peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar,
shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt
give me, I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
CHAP. XXIX.

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 done in our country, to give the younger before the first-born. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also, for the service which thou shalt serve with Ime yet seven other years.

Jacob meeteth Rachel.

Tinto the land of the people of the east.
HEN Jacob went on his journey, and came

Jacob marrieth Rachel

GENESIS. Joseph is born 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and ja good dowry; now will my husband dwell with he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. me, because I have borne him six sons: and she 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, called his name Zebulun. Bilbab his handmaid, to be her maid.

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

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

22 ¶ And God remembered Rachel, 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.

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 ous hated, he hath therefore given me this 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 borne 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 teft bearing. CHAP. XXX.

Rachel's burrenness.

ND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob

A no children, Rachel envied her sister, and

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me son: therefore called she his name Dan.

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and the LORD hath blessed thee since my com

and he said, Am I in God's stead, who own house also?

said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Ra-ing: and now, when shall I provide for mine chel; hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing. unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that If thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again I may also have children by her. feed and keep thy flock:

4 And she gave him Bilhah her hand-maid to wife and Jacob went in unto her.

32 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.

33 So shall my righteousness answer for nie in time to come, when it shall come 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 me. 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might

7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

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

12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a second son.

26 Give my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go for thou knowest my service which I have done thec. 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for 1 have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.

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

29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me. 30 For it was little which thou hadst before I

came, and is now increased unto a multitude

8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she be according to thy word. took Zilpah, her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. 35 And he removed that day the he-goats that 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob a son. were ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she11 And Leah said, A troop cometh and she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every called his name Gad. one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the handa. of his sons.

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

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

14 T And Reuben went in the days of wheat- 37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; and pilled brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Ra-white streaks in them, and made the white apchel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy pear which was in the rods.

son's mandrakes.

38 And he set the rods which he had pilled be

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 his name Issachar.

15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter fore the flocks in the gutters in the wateringthat thou hast taken my husband ? and wouldest troughs when the flocks came to drink; that thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And they should conceive when they came to drink. Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to- 39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, night for thy son's mandrakes. and brought forth cattle ring-streaked, speckled, and spotted.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the ove ning, 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.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring-streaked, 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

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

20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me with stronger Jacob's.

Rachel stealeth the images.

CHAP. XXXI Jacob's covenant with Laban. 43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to much cattle, and maid-servants, and inen-ser- me, and carried away my daughters, as captives vants, and camels, and asses, CHAP. XXXL

taken with the sword?

Jacob departeth from Laban.

he heard the

of

saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons,
and my daughters? thou hast now done foolish
ly in so doing.

2. And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban,
and behold, it was not toward him as before.
3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto
the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou
I will be with thee.
speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me

30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's

5 And said unto them, I see your father's coun-house; yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods ? tenance, that it is not toward me as before: but 31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Bethe God of my father hath been with me. cause I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou 6 And we know that with all my power I have wouldest take by force thy daughters from me. served your father. 32 With whomsoever thou findest thy 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.

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

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times: but God suffered him not to hurt ine. 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if Leah's tent, and into the two maid-servants' he said thus, The ring-streaked shall be thy tents; but he found them not. Then went he out hire; then bare all the cattle ring-streaked. of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent. 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your 34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put father, and given them to me. them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. 10 And it came to pass at the time that the cat-And Laban searched ail the tent, but found them the conceived, that lifted up mine eyes, and not.

saw in a dream, and behold, the rams which 35 And she said to her father, Let it not disleaped upon the cattle were ring-streaked, speck-please my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; led, and grizzled. for the custom of women is upon me. And he

11 Aud the angel of God spake unto me in a searched, but found not the images. dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I. 36 T And Jacob was wroth, and chode with 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes and Laban: and Jacob answered, and said to Lasee, all the rains which leap upon the cattle are ban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, 131 am the God of Bethel, where thou anoint- what hast thou found of all thy household edst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow stuff? set it here before my brethren, and thy unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both. and return unto the land of thy kindred. 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 niglit.

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

our money.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do. 171 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

49 Thus I was; in the day the drought consummed 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

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his chauged my wages ten times. getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram; for 42 Except the God of my father, the God of to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac had been with 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep; and Ra-me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. chel had stolen the images that were her father's. God hath seen mine affliction, and the labour 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight. the Syrian, in that he toll him not that he fled. 43 ¶ And Laban answered, and said unto Jacob, 21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose These daughters are my daughters, and these up, and passed over the river, and set his face children are my children, and these cattle are my toward the mount Gilead. 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 borne? 44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness-between me and thee.

15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also

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

27 Wherefore didst thon flee away secretly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me,

23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey: and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed pillar. that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob stones; and they took stones, and made a heapi had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban and they did eat there upon the heap. with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead. 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but 25 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou Jacob called it Galced":

Jacob's vision at Mahanaim

GENESIS

He wrestleth with an angel 48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put between me and thee this day. Therefore was a space betwixt drove and drove. the name of it called Galeed:

17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, 49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and askbetween me and thee, when we are absent one eth thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither from another. 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.

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

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.

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 leap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant
Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease
him with the present that goeth before me, and
afterward I will see his face; peradventure he
will accept of me.

21 So went the present over before him; and
himself lodged that night in the company.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Na-
hor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us.
And Jacob sware 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 bless-
ed them and Laban departed, and returned
unto his place.
CHAP. XXXII.
Jacob's message to Esau.

22 And he rose up that night, and took his two
wives, and his two women-servants, and his
eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
23 And he took them, and sent them over the
brook, and sent over that he had.

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24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; and there wrest led a man with him, until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh:

ANI Jacob went on his way, and the angels and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of

of God met him.

joint, as he

with

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

3 Aud Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more
Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou pow-

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall
ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Ja-er with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.
cob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I
and stayed there until now:
pray thee, thy name: And he said, Wherefore

5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and men-is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he
servants, and women-servants: and I have sent blessed him there.

to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight..30 And Jacob called the name of the place Pe-
61 And the messengers returned to Jacob, say-niel: for I have seen God face to face, and my
ing, We came to thy brother Esau,and also he com- life is preserved.,

eth to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. 31 And as he passed over Penuel, the sun rose
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and distress-upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
ed: and he divided the people that was with 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of
him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels the sinew which shrank, which is upon the
into two bands;
hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he

27 And he said unto him, What is thy name And he said, Jacob.

8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew
and smite it, then the other company which is that shrank.
left shall escape.

91 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abra

ham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD and behold, Esau came, and with him four

which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country,

thee:

and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with hundred men. And he divided the children
unto Lealt, and unto Rachel, and unto the two
handmaids.

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mer-
cies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shew- 2 And he put the handmaids and their children
ed unto thy servant: for with my staff I passed foremost, and Leah and her children after, and
over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands. Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of 3 And he passed over before them, and bowed
my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear himself to the ground seven times, until he came
him, lest he will come and smite me, and the near to his brother.
mother with the children.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced
him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and ·
they wept.

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women

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13 1 And he lodged there that same night, and and the children, and said, Who are those with
took of that which came to his hand a present thee? And he said, The children' which God
for Esau his brother;
hath graciously given thy servant.

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they aud
their children, and they bowed themselves.

14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty he-
goats, two hundred ewes and twenty ranis,
15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty 7 And Leah also with her children came near,
kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. and bowed themselves; and after came Joseph
46 And he delivered them into the hand of his near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
servants, every drove by themselves; and said 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this

12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

CHAP. XXXIII.

Jacob and Esau's meeting.

ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked,

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