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he yet lived, eastward, unto the east 7 country. And these are the days of

the years of Abraham's life which he

lived, an hundred threescore and fif8 teen years. Andi Abraham gave up

the ghost, and died in a good old age,

an old man, and full of years; and 9) was gathered to his people. °And

Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar

the Hittite, which is before Mamre ; 10 °the field which Abraham purchased

of the Ichildren' of Heth : there was

Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. 11) °And it came to pass after the death

of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son; and Isaac dwelt by 'Beerl

lahai-roi. 12 Now these are the generations of

Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar

the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare 13 unto Abraham: 'and these are the

names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations : the firstborn of Ishmael,

INebaioth'; and Kedar, and Adbeel, 14 and Mibsam, 'and Mishma, and Du15 mah, and Massa; "Hadad', and Tema, 16 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: 'these

are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their Ivillagesl, and by their lencampments! ; twelve

princes according to their nations. 17 And these are the years of the life

of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost

and died ; and was gathered unto his (18 people. °And they dwelt from Havi

lah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou goest Itoward' Assyria : he 1labodel in the presence of all his

brethren. 19 And these are the generations of

Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham be20) gat Isaac: °and Isaac was forty years

old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of "Paddan

aram, the sister loft Laban the 3Syrian, 21 to be his wife. And Isaac intreated

the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was in

treated of him, and Rebekah his wife 22 conceived. °And the children strug

gled together within her ; and she said, If it be so, 4'wherefore do! I

Olive! ? And she went to inquire of 23 the LORD. And the LORD said unto her,

Two nations are in thy womb,
And two peoples' shall be separated

leven' from thy bowels :
And the one people shall be stronger

than the other people ; And the elder shall serve the

younger. 24 °And when her days to be delivered

were fulfilled, behold, there were twins 25 in her womb. °And the first came

Iforth! bred, all over like lan' hairy

garment; and they called his name 26 Esau. "And after that came 'forth'

his brother, and his hand hadi hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called “Jacob: and Isaac was three

score years old when she bare them. 27 °And the boys grew: and Esau was

a cunning hunter, a man of the field;

and Jacob was a "plain man, dwelling 28 in tents. "Now Isaac loved Esau,

because he did eat of his venison : 29 landi Rebekah loved Jacob. °And

Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came

lin' from the field, and he was faint: 30 °and Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I

pray thee, with Sthat same red pottage;

for I am faint: therefore was his name 31 called 'Edom. °And Jacob said, Sell 32 me 10this day thy birthright. And

Esau said, Behold, I am at the point

to die : and what profit shall ither 33 birthright do to me? °And Jacob

said, Swear to me 10this day; and he

sware Tunto him : and he sold his 34 birthright unto Jacob. Andi Jacob

gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: Iso! Esau

despised his birthright. 261 And there was a famine in the land,

"beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac

went unto Abimelech king of the 2 'Philistinesl unto Gerar. And the

Lord appeared unto him, and said,
Go not down into Egypt; dwell in

the land which I shall tell thee of : 3 °sojourn in this land, and I will be

with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these landsl, and I will Testablish the oath which I sware

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8 Heb, the red pottage, this red pot

tage. 9 That is, Red. 10 Or, I first of alli

VERSION OF 1611.-8 Then; 10 sons; 11 the well ; 13 Nebajoth; 15 Hadar ; 16 towns. . castles ; 18 towards .. (and) .. died ; 20 Padan .. to; 22 why am .. thus; 23 manner of people; 25 out..a; 26 out.. took ; 28 And .. but; 32 this ; 33 to; 34 Then . thus. XXVI. 1 besides . . Philistims; 3 countries . . perform. = [33]

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(1) unto Abraham thy father ; 'and I

will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these 'landsı; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth ibe blessed; 5 because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my com

mandments, my statutes, and my 6 laws. "And Isaac dwelt in Gerar": (i and the men of the place asked him

of his wife ; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, My wife; lest, said he, the men of the place

should kill me for Rebekah: because 8 she was fair to look upon. And it

came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistinesl looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was

sporting with Rebekah his wife. 9 °And Abimelech called Isaac, and,

said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife : and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him,

Because I said, Lest I die for her. 10 °And Abimelech said, What is this

thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy

wife, and thou shouldest have brought 11 guiltiness upon us.

"And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He

that toucheth this man or his wife 12 shall surely be put to death. Andi

Isaac sowed in that land, and 'foundi

in the same year an hundredfold: and 13 the Lord blessed him. And the man

waxed great, and grew more and

morel until he became very great : 11 and he had possessions of Hocks,

and 'possessions of herds, and tal

great household! : and the Philis15 tinesl envied him. "Now all the

wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistinesi had stopped

them, and filled them with earth. 16 °And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go

from us; for thou art much mightier 17 than we. °And Isaac departed thence,

and lencamped in the valley of Gerar, 18 and dwelt there. 'And Isaac digged

again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father ; for the Philistinesi had stopped them after the death of Abraham : and he called their names

after the names by which his father 19 had called them. "And Isaac's ser

vants digged in the valley, and found

there a well of ?springing water. 20 °And the herdmen of Gerar istrovel

with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours : and he called the name

of the well #Esek; because they "con21 tended' with him. And they digged

another well, and they! strove for

that also: and he called the name of 22 it Sitnah. And he removed from

thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth ; and he said, For now the LORD hath made

room for us, and we shall be fruitful 23 in the land. And he went up from 24 thence to Beer-sheba. °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 Abra25 ham's sake. 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. (26 °Then Abimelech went to him from

Gerar, and Ahuzzath his 'friend', and 27) Phicol the captain of his lhostl. And

Isaac said unto them, Wherefore 'are! ye come Tunto me, seeing ye hate me,

and have sent me away from you? 28) ° And they said, We saw "plainly that

the LORD was with thee : and we said, Let there now be an oath betwixt us,

even betwixt us and thee, and let us 29 make a covenant with thee; °that

thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have

sent thee away in peace : thou art now 30 the blessed of the LORD. °And he

made them a feast, and they did eat 31 and drink. °And they rose up betimes

in the morning, 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 33 have found water. °And he called it

61 Shibahl: therefore the name of the

city is Beer-sheba unto this day. 34) And when Esau was forty years old he took to wife Judith the daughter of

Beeri the Hittite, and (Basemath' the 35 daughter of Elon the Hittite : "land

they were 'a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

OF, Ibless themselves ? Heb. living

s That is, Contention. * That is, Enmity.

5 That is, Broad places, or, Room.
6 See ch. xxi. 31.

1 Heb. bitterness of spirit.

VERSION OF 1611.–4 (make) .. (to).. countries ; 7 (She is); 8 Philistims; 11 his; 12 Then .. received ; 13 and went forward ; 14 for.. possession . . possession of servants.. Philistims ; 15 For

Philistims; 17 pitched his tent; 18 Philistims ; 20 did strive. .strove; 26 one of.. friends . . (chief) - army ; 27 to; 28 certainly; 33 Shebah ; 34 Bashemath ; 35 which.=[38]

27 (1 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 lelderl son, and said unto

him, My son: and he said unto him, 2 Here am I. And he said, Behold

now, I am old, I know not the day of (3 my death. °Now therefore take, I

pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver

and thy bow, and go out to the field, 4 and take me venison ; °and make me

savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I 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, 6 and to bring it. And Rebekah spake

unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I

heard thy father speak unto Esau thy 7 brother, saying, °Bring me venison,

and make me savoury meat, that I

may eat, and bless thee before the 8 Lord before my death. Now there

fore, my son, obey my voice according 9 to that which I command thee. Go

now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats ; and I will make them savoury meat

for thy father, such as he loveth : 10 °and thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, 'sol that he


bless 11 thee before his death. And Jacob

said to Rebekah his mother, Behold,

Esau my brother is a hairy man, and 12 I am a smooth man. 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 13 a blessing. 'And his mother said

unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my

son : only obey my voice, and fetch 14 me them. And he went, and fetched,

and brought them to his mother : and

his mother made savoury meat, such 15) as his father loved. 'And Rebekah

took the goodly raiment of Esau her ielderi son, which were with her in

the house, and put them upon Jacob 16 her younger son : °and she put the

skins of the kids of the goats upon

his hands, and upon the smooth of his 17 neck: 'and she gave the savoury meat

and the bread, which she had pre

pared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 18 °And he came unto his father, and

said, My father : and he said, Here 19 am I; who art thou, my son ? °And

Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee,

sit and eat of my venison, that thy 20 soul may bless me. °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 21 tsenti me 'good speed!. 'And Isaac

said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son,

whether thou be my very son Esau 22 or not. 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. 24 °And he said, Art thou my very son 25 Esau ? And he said, I am. °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 eat: and he

brought him wine, and he drank. 26 °And his father Isaac said unto him,

Come near now, and kiss me, my 27 son. 'And he came near, and kissed

him: and he 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 : * 28 "Andi God give thee of the dew of

And of the fatness of the earth,

And plenty of corn and wine: 29 Let 'peoples' serve thee,

And nations bow down to thee :
Be lord over thy brethren,
And let thy mother's sons bow down

to thee :
Cursed be every one that curseth

thee, And blessed be levery one that

blesseth thee. 30 °And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac

had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father,

that Esau his brother came in from (31 bis hunting: °And he also made

savoury meat, and brought it unto his father; and 'hel said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's

venison, that thy soul may bless me. 32 °And Isaac his father said unto him,

Who art thou ? And he said, I am thy 33 son, thy firstborn, Esau. And Isaac

trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who Ithen' is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have

1 Or, Imocker!

VERSION OF 1611.-XXVII. 1 eldest .. (Behold); 3 (some); 10 and; 15 eldest; 20 brought it to; 28 Therefore; 29 people..he; 31 (had); 33 where. =

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blessed him ? yea, and he shall be (46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am (34) blessed. When Esau heard the words weary of my life because of the

of his father, he cried with fan' ex- daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a ceeding great and bitter cry, and said wife of the daughters of Heth, such

unto his father, Bless me, even me as these, of the daughters of the 35 also, O my father. And he said, Thy land, what good shall my life do

brother came with 'guilel, and hath 281 me? °And Isaac called Jacob, and * taken away thy blessing. And he blessed him, and charged him, and

said, Is not he rightly named 'Jacob? said unto him, Thou shalt not take for he hath supplanted me these two a wife of the daughters of Canaan. times: he took away my birthright; 2 °Arise, go to 'Paddant-aram, to the and, behold, now he hath taken away house of Bethuel thy mother's father ;

my blessing. And he said, Hast thou and take thee a wife from thence of 37 not reserved a blessing for me? °And the daughters of Laban thy mother's

Isaac answered and said unto Esau, 3 brother. °And God Almighty bless Behold, I have made him thy lord, and thee, and make thee fruitful, and mulall his brethren have I given to him tiply thee, that thou mayest be a Icomfor servants; and with corn and wine 4 pany' of 'peoples' ; 'and give thee the

have I sustained him; and what Ithen! blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to 38 shall I do 'forl thee, my son ? °And thy seed with thee; that thou mayest

Esau said unto his father, Hast thou inherit the land 'of thy sojournings!, but one blessing, my father ? bless me, 5 which God gave unto Abraham. °And

even me also, O my father. And Esau Isaac sent away Jacob : and he went 33) 'lifted up his voice, and wept. °And to Paddanl-aram unto Laban, son of

Isaac his father answered and said Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of unto him,

Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. Behold, 2lof the fatness of the earth 6 °I Now! Esau saw that Isaac had shall be thy dwelling,

blessed Jacob and sent him away to And of the dew of heaven from Paddani-aram, to take him a wife above;

from thence; and that as he blessed And by thy sword shalt thou live, him he gave him a charge, saying,

and thou shalt serve thy brother; Thou shalt not take a wife of the And it shall come to pass when thou 7 daughters of Canaan ; "and that Jacob shalt 'break loosel,

obeyed his father and his mother, and That thou shalt Ishakel his yoke 8 was gone to 'Paddanl-aram: 'and Esau from off thy neck.

Isaw that the daughters of Canaan 11 °And Esau hated Jacob because of 9) pleased not Isaac his father; landi

the blessing wherewith his father Esau went unto Ishmael, and took blessed him: and Esau said in his unto the wives which he had Mahalath heart, The days of mourning for my the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's

father are at hand; then will I slay son, the sister of 'Nebaioth', to be his 12 my brother Jacob. °And Ithel words wife.

of Esau her elder son were told to 10 And Jacob went out from BeerRebekah; and she sent and called 11 sheba, and went toward Haran. And Jacob her younger son, and said unto he lighted upon sa certain place, and him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as tarried there all night, because the

touching thee, doth comfort himself, sun was set; and he took 'onel of the 13 purposing to kill thee. Now there- stones of the place, and put

lit under! fore, my son, obey my voice; and his 'head', and lay down in that place

arise, flee thou to Laban my brother 12 to sleep. °And he dreamed, and be4 to Haran; "and tarry with him a few hold a ladder set up on the earth, and

days, until thy brother's fury turn the top of it reached to heaven: and 15 away; °until thy brother's anger turn behold the angels of God ascending

away from thee, and he forget that 13 and descending on it. "And, behold, which thou hast done to him: then I the LORD stood babove it, and said, I will send, and fetch thee from thence: am the LORD, 'the God of Abraham why should I be 'bereaved' of you thy father, and the God of Isaac : the both in one day?

land whereon thou liest, to thee will


1 See ch. xxv. 26.
* Or, laway froml

3 Heb. El Shaddai.
4 Heb. Aramean.

6 Heb. the place.
6 Or, lbeside himi

VERSION OF 1611.-34 (And)..a; 35 subtilty ; 37 now unto; 38 lift ; 40 have the dominion.. break : 42 these; 45 deprived also; 46 (which are). - XXVIII. 2 Padan ; 3 multitude.. people ; 4 wherein thou art a stranger ; 5 Padan, 6 When.. Padan; 7 Padan ; 8 seeing; 9 then . . Nebajoth; 11 that..them for.. pillows. = [34]

14 I give it, and to thy seed; "and thy

seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt Ispread 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 15 earth be blessed. And, behold, I am

with thee, and will keep thee 'whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not

leave thee, until I have done that which 16 I have spoken to thee of. °And Jacob

awaked out of his sleep, and he said,

Surely the LORD is in this place; and 17 I knew it not. And he was afraid, and

said, How dreadful is this place! this

is none other but the house of God, 18 and this is the gate of heaven. 'And

Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put lunder! his 'head', and set it up for a

pillar, and poured oil upon the top of (19 it. And he called the name of that

place 2Beth-el : but the name of ithel 20 city was Luz at the first. °And Jacob

vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way

that I go, and will give me bread to 21 eat, and raiment to put on, oso that I

come again to my father's house in

peace, 8then shall the LORD be my 22 God, oand this stone, which I have set

lup' for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I

will surely give the tenth unto thee. 291 Then Jacob went on his journey,

and came to the land of the Ichildren! (2) of the east. And he looked, and be

hold a well in the field, and, lo, three flocks of sheep lying "there' by it ; for out of that well they watered the

flocks : and Ithel stone upon the well's 3 mouth was great. And thither were

all the flocks gathered : and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the

stone again upon the well's mouth in 4 litsi place. And Jacob said unto

them, My brethren, whence be ye? 5 And they said, Of Haran are we. oÁnd

he said unto them, Know ye Laban

the son of Nahor ? And they said, We 6 know him. And he said unto them,

Is liti well 'with him!? And they said,

"It is well: and, behold, Rachel his 7 daughter cometh with the sheep. °And

he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep,

(8 and go and feed them. And they

said, We cannot, until all the flock's be gathered together, and they roll

the stone from the well's mouth; then (9 we water the sheep. While he yet

spake with them, Rachel came with

her father's sheep; for she kept them. 10 °And it came to pass, when Jacob saw

Rachel 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 11 brother. 'And Jacob kissed Rachel,

and lifted up his voice, and wept. 12 °And Jacob told Rachel that he was

her father's brother, and that he was

Rebekah's son: and she ran and told 13 her father. 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 14 things. °And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and


fesh. And he abode with him the space of 15 a month. "And Laban said unto

Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for

nought? tell me, what shall thy wages 16 be?°°And Laban had two daughters :

the name of the elder was Leah, and

the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 ° And Leah's eyes werel tender; but

Rachel was beautiful and well fa18 voured. And Jacob loved Rachel ;

and he said, I will serve thee seven

years for Rachel thy younger daugh19 ter. °And Laban said, It is better

that I give her to thee, than that

I should give her to another man: 20 abide with me. 'And Jacob served

seven years for Rachel; and they

seemed unto him but a few days, for 21 the love he had to her. And Jacob

said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for

my days are fulfilled, that I may go 22 in unto her. And Laban gathered

together all the men of the place, and 23 made a feast. "And it came to pass

in the evening, that he took Leah his

daughter, and brought her to him ; 24) and he went in unto her. °And Laban

gave Zilpah his handmaid! unto his

daughter Leah for lan! handmaid. 25) °And it came to pass in the morning

that, behold, it was Leah : and he said

1 Heb. break forth, 2 That is, The house of God.

8 Or, and the LORD Iwill be my

God, then this stone &c.

* Heb. lifted up his feet.

VERSION OF 1611. 15 in all places whither ; 18 for . pillows ; 19 that . . (called). XXIX. 1 into. . people; 2 (there were). .a; 3 his; 6 he. . He; 8 (till); 9 (And); 17 Leah was.. .eyed ; 24 maid..a.=[23]

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