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CHA P. XXVI. i Ifaac because of Famine went to Gerar. 2 God instructeth

and blesseth him. 7 He is reproved by Abimelech for deny. ing his life. 12 He groweth rich. 26 Abimelech maketh a Covenant with him at Beer-sheba. 34 Efau's Wives.'

CH A P. XXVII. i Isaac sendeth Esau for Venison. 6 Jacob, instructed by Re

bekah, obtaineth the Blesing. 41 Efau threatneth him.

Ver. 1 | ND it came to pass that when Ifaac was old, and

A his Eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he I called Efau his eldest Son, and said unto him, My Son : And he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

2 And he said, Behold, now I am old, I know not the Day of my Death.

3 Now thercfore 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 favoury 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 Efau his Son : and Emu 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,

7 Bring me Venison, and make me favoury Meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my Death.

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 two good Kids of the Goats; and I will make them favoury · Meat for thy Father, such as he loveth.

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy Father, that he may bless thee before his Death.

u And Jacob said to Rebekah his Mother, Behold, Efau 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 faid unto him, Upon me be thy Curse, my Son : only obey my Voice, and fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them unto his Mother : and his Mother made savoury Meat, such as his Father loved.

15 And Rebekah took goodly Raiment of her eldest Son Efau, which were with her in the House, and put them upon Jacob her youngest Son.

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 preparesi, 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, I am Efau thy Firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me : arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my Venison, that thy Soul may bless me.

20 And Ifaac faid 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 Ifaac faid unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my Son, whether thou be my very Son Efau or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his Father, and he relt him; and said, The Voice is Jacob's Voice, but the Hands are the Hands of Efau.

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 Esau ? And he faid, I am.

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 eat: and he brought him Wine, and he drank.

26 And his Father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my Son.

27 And he came near, and killed him : and he smelled ibe 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 Therefore Gou give thee of the Dew of Heaven, and the Fatness of the Earth, and Plenty of Corn and Wine.

29 Let People 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 he that blefleth thee.

30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was scarce gone out from the Presence of Isaac his Father, that Efau his Brother came

carce gone out

in from his huntiaac his Father, that

31 And he also had made favoury Meat, and brought it to his Father ; and 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 Son, thy First-born Esau.

33 And Ifaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, who, where is he that hath taken Venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blefied him ? yea, and he shall be blessed.

34 And when Esau heard the Words of his father, he cricd with a great and exceeding bitter Cry, and said unto his Father, Bless me, even me also, O my Father.

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 Birthright; and behold, now he hath taken away my Bles. fing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a Blessing for me?

37. And Ifaac 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 w And Efau said unto his Father, Hast thou but

w Heb. xii. 19 For ye know how

that afterward when he would have one BLESSING, my Father? INHERITED the BLESSING, he was REBless me, even me also, O JECTED : for he found no Place of

liF REPENTANCE, though he sought it my Father. And Esau lift

Hoc carefully with TEARS. up his Voice, and wept.

39 And Ifaac his Father Heb. xi. 20 By Faith Isaac blessed

Jacob, and Esau, concerning Things answered and said unto him, ja

to come. 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 break his Yoke from off thy Neck.

41 And Efay hated Jacob, because of the Blessing wherewith his Father blessed him : and Efau said in his Heart, The Days of mourning for my Father are at hand, then will I slay my Brother Jacob.

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

43 Now therefore, my Son, obey my Voice : and arise, flee thou to Laban my Brother at 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?

46 And Rebekah said to Ifaac, I am weary of my Life, because of the Daughters of Heth : if Jacob take a Wife of the Daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the Daughters of the Land, what Good shall my Life do me?

CH A P. XXVIII. Jacob is blessed, and sent to Padan-aram. 9 Efau marrieth Mahalah the Daughter of Ishmael. 12 The Vision of Jacob's Ladder. 20 Jacob's Vow.

Ver. I AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and char

A ged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a Wife of the Daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the House of Bethuel thy Mother's Father; and take thee a Wife from thence of the Daughters of Laban thy Mother's Brother.

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3 And God ALMIGHTY bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayst be a multitude of People :

4. And give thee the Blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy Seed with thee; that thou mayit inherit the Land wherein thou art a Stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob, and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, Son of Bethuel the Syrian, the Brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Efau's Mother.

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

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. 12 x And he dreamed, and * I fay unto you, Hereaf

ter you shall see HEAVEN OPEN, and behold, a LADDER set upon benoid, a LADDER Tec upon the ANGELs of GOD ASCENDING and the EARTH, and the Top of DESCENDING upon the Son of Man. it reached to HEAVEN : and behold, the ANGELS of GOD ASCENDING and DESCENDING on it. 13 y And behold, the LORD 'Heb. i. 1 God who at sundry

Times, and in divers MANNERS SPAKE: STOOD ABOVE it, and said, ;

ug in Time past upto the FATHERS by the I AM the LORD God of A- PROPHETS, braham thy Father, and the 2 Hath in these Last DAYS SPOKEN God of Isaac : the LAND

*unto us by his Son, whom he hath

ND APPOINTED HEIR of ALL THINGS by whereon thou liest, to thee whom also he made the Worlds. will I give it, and to thy Seed.

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 2 And behold, I AM

Heb. xii. s Let your Conversawith Thee, and will KEEP.

Ftion be without Covetousness, and Thee in all Places whither be content with such Things as ye thou goest, and will bring have : for he hath faid, I will never thee thee again into this Land : sain into this Lond LEAVE thee, nor FORSAKE thee.

6 So that we may boldly say, The for I will not LEAVE THEE, Lord is my Helphi, and will not until I have done that which FEAR what Man lhall do unto me. I have spoken to thee of.

16 And JACOB awaked out of his Sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this PLACE ; and I knew it not.

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