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24 The purchase of Machfielah. GENESIS. Abraham's servant successful.

9 That he may give me the cave of 1| 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, Machpelah, which he hath, which is in and to my kindred, and take a wife unto the end of his field; for as much money my son Isaac. as it is worth he shall give it me, for a 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradpossession of a burying-place among you. venture the woman will not be willing to

10 And Ephron dwelt among the chil- || follow me unto this land: must I needs dren of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite | bring thy son again unto the land from answered Abraham in the audience of the whence thou camest? children of Heth, even of all that went in 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beat the gates of his city, saying,

ware thou, that thou bring not my Soul 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field thither again. give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I 7 9 The LORD God of heaven, which give it thee; in the presence of the sons of took me from my father's house, and my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. from the land of my kindred, and which

12 And Abraham bowed down himself spake unto me, and that sware unto me, before the people of the land.

saying, Unto thy seed will I give this 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the au land: he shall send his angel before thee, dience of the people of the land, saying, But and thou shalt take a wife unto my son if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me : from thence. I will give thee money for the field : take | 8. And if the woman will not be willing it of me, and I will bury my dead there. to follow thee, then thou shalt be clears

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, from this my oath ; only bring not my saying unto him,

son thither again. 15 My Lord, hearken unto me : the 9 And the servant put his hand under ! land is worth four hundred sliekels of sil- the thigh of Abraham his master, and ver; what is that betwixt me and thee? sware to him concerning that matter. bury therefore thy dead.

10 | And the servant took ten camels, of 16 And Abraham hearkered unto E- the camels of his master, and departed ; phron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron (for all the goods of his master were in his the silver which he had named in the au- ll hands :) and he arose, and went to Mesodience of the sons of Heth, four hundred potamia, unto the city of Nahor. shekels of silver, current moncy with the li 11 And he made his camels to kneel merchant.

down without the city by a well of water, 17 9 And the field of Ephron, which was at the time of the evening, even the time in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, that women go out to draw water : the field and the cave which was therein, · 12 And he said, O LORD God of my and all the trees that were in the field, master Abraham, I pray thee, send me that were in all the borders round about, good speed this day, and shew kindness were made sure

unto my master Abraham. 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of the presence of the children of Heth, be- li water; and the daughters of the men of fore all that went in at the gate of his city. || the city come out to draw water:

19 And after this, Abraham buried 14 And let it come to pass, that the Sarah his wife in the cave of the fieid of damsel to whom I shall say, Let down Machpelah, before Mamre : the same is thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may Hebron in the land of Canaan.

| drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I 20 And the field, and the cave that is will give thy camels drink also: let the therein were made sure unto Abraham same be she that thou hast appointed for for a possession of a burying-place, by the thy servant Isaac ; and thereby shall I sons of Heth.

know that thou hast shewed kindness unCHAP. XXIV.

to my master. 1 Abraham sendeth his servant to get a 15 And it came to pass before he had wife for his son Isaac. 58 He obtains done speaking, that behold, Rebekah

Rebekak. 62 Isaac meeteth her. | came out, who was born to Bethuel son AND Abraham was old and well of Milcah, the wife of Nahor Abraham's H stricken in age : and the LORD had | brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulblessed Abraham in all things.

der. 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest ser | 16 And the damsel was very fair to vant of his house, that ruled over all that look upon, a virgin, neither had any ie liad, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under man known her : and she went down my thigh :

to the well, and filled her pitcher, and 3 And I will make thee swear by the came up. Lord, the God of heaven and the God || 17 And the servant ran to meet her, of the earth, that thou shalt not take a l and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a litwife unto my son of the daughters of the tle water of thy pitcher. Canaanites among whom I dwell : H 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And

Laden's hospitality.

CHAP. xxiv. The servant sheweth his message. 25 she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon 37 And my master made me swear, her hand, and gave him drink.

saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my 19 And when she had done giving him son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in drink, she said, I will draw water for thy whose land I dwell : camels also, until they have done drinking. 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's

20 And she hasted, and emptied her house, and to my kindred, and take a pitcher into the trough, and ran again wife unto my son. unto the well to draw water, and drew 39 And I said unto my master, Peradfor all his camels.

venture the woman will not follow me. 91 And the man, wondering at her, held 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, his peace, to wit whether the Lord had before whom I walk, will send his angel made his journey prosperous, or not.

with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou 22 And it came to pass as the camels | shalt take a wife for my son of my kin" bad done drinking, that the man took a || dred, and of my father's house. golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, 41 Then sbalt thou be clear from this and two bracelets for her hands of ten my oath, when thou comest to my kinshekels weight of gold;

dred ; and if they give not thee one, thou 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou shalt be clear from my oath. tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy | 42 And I came this day unto the well, father's house for us to lodge in ?

and said, O LORD God of my master A24 And she said unto him, I am the braham, if now thou do prosper my way daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which I go: which she bare unto Nahor.

43 Behold, I stand by the well of wa25 She said moreover unto him, We l ter ; and it shall come to pass, that when hare both straw and provender enough, | the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and room to lodge in.

and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a 26 And the man bowed down his head, I little water of thy pitcher to drink ; and worshipped the LORD.

44 Ard she say to me, Both drink thou, 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God and I will also draw for thy camels : let of my master Abraham, who hath not left the same be the woman whom the LORD destitute my master of his mercy and his hath appointed out for my master's son. truth : I being in the way, the Lord led l 45 And before I had done speaking in me to the house of my master's brethren. I mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth

28 And the damsel ran, and told them with her pitcher on her shoulder ; and of her mother's house these things. || she went down unto the well, and drew

29 [And Rebekah had a brother, and water : and I said unto her, Let me drink, his name was Laban; and Laban ran out I pray thee. into the man, unto the well.

*46 And she made haste, and let down 30 And it came to pass when he saw her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, the ear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's || Drink, and I will give thy camels drink hands, and when he heard the words of also : so I drank, and she made the camels Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake drink also. the man unto me; that he came into the 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose man, and behold, he stood by the cam daughter art thou ? And she said, The els at the well.

daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed Micah bare unto him : and I put the of the LORD, wherefore standest thou ear-ring upon her face, and the bracelets Without ? for I have prepared the house, upon her hands. and room for the camels.

| 948 And I bowed down my head, and 32 And the man came into the house: || worshipped the LORD, and blessed the and he ungirded his camels, and gave LORD Gol of my master Abrahain, which traw and provender for the camels, and had led me in the right way to take my water to wash his feet, and the men's feet | master's brother's daughter unto his son. that were with him.

49 And now if you will deal kindly and 3 And there was set meat before him to truly with my master, tell me: and if not, eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have | tell me; that I may turn to the right todd nine errand. And he said, Speak on. land), or to the left. 54.(od he said, I am Abraham's servant. I 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered,

35 And the LORD hath blessed my mas- || and said, 'The thing proceedeth from the a greativ, and he is become great: and LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad be hath frien him flocks, and herds, and l or good. filter, and gold, and men-servants, and 51 Behoki, Rebekah is before thee, take mail servants, and camels, and asses. her, and go, and let her be thy master's

36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son's wife, as the LORD Path spaken. son to my master when she was old ; and 52 And it came to pass, that when Aunto him hatihe given ali that he hath. braham's servant heard their words, he 26 Isaac meeleth Rebekah. GENESIS. Abraham's age and death. worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to ! 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dethe eartii.

dan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshu53 And the servant brought forth jew- i rim, and Letushim, and Leummim. . els of silver, and jewels of gold, and rai- 1 4 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and ment, and gave them to Rebekah : he | Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Elgave also to her brother and to her moth- daah. All these were the children of er precious things.

Keturalı. 54 And they did eat and drink, he and 59 And Abraham gave all that he had the men that were with him, and tarried unto Isaac. all night ; and they rose up in the morning, 6 But unto the sons of the concubines and he said, Send me away untomy master. which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts,

55 And her brotherand her mother said, and sent them away from Isaac his son, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, (while he yet lived,) eastward, unto the at the least ten; after that she shall go. east country.

56 And he said unto them, Hinder me 7 And these are the days of the years not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my of Abraham's life which he lived, an hunway : send me away, that I may go toʻmy | dred threescore and fifteen years. master.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, 57 And they said, We will call the and died in a good old age, an old man, damsel, and inquire at her mouth. and full of years ; and was gathered to

58 And they called Rebekah, and said his people. unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? 9° And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buriAnd she said, I will go.

ed him in the cave of Machpelah, in the 59 And they sent away Rebekah their field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hitsister, and her nurse, and Abraham's ser- tite, which is before Mamre ; vant, and his men.

10 'The field which Abraham purchased 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said of the sons of Heth : there was Abraham unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the buried, and Sarah his wife. mother of thousands of millions, and let | 119 And it came to pass after the death thy seed possess the gate of those which of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: hate them.

I and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 61 s And Rebekah arose, and her dam- il 12 Now these are the generations of sels, and they rode upon the camels, and Ishmael Abraliam's son, whom Hagar followed the man : and the servant took the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare Rebekah, and went his way.

unto Abraham. 62 And Isaac came from the way of 13 And these are the names of the sons the well Lahai-roi ; for he dwelt in the of Ishmael, by their names, according to south country.

their generations: the first-born of Ishma63 And Isaac went out to meditate in el, Nehajoth ; and Kedar, and Adbeel, the field at the even-tide : and he lifted up and Mi'sam, his eyes, and saw, and behold, the cam | 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, andMassa, els were coming.

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and and Kedemah: when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and camel.

these are their names, by their towns, and 65 For she had said unto the servant, by their castles; twelve princes according What man is this that walketh in the field to their nations. to meet us? And the servant had said, It 17 And these are the years of the life of is my master : therefore she took a veil Ishmael; an hundred and thirty and seven and covered herself.

years: and lie gave up the ghost and died, 66 And the servant told Isaac all things and was gathered unto his people. that he had done.

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto 67 And Isaac brought her into his moth Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest er Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and toward Assyria : and he died in the presshe became his wife ; and he loved her: ence of all his brethren. and Isaac was comforted after his moth- 19 [And these are the generations of Isaer's death.

ac Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: CHAP. XXV.

20 And Isaac was forty years old when 2 The sons of Abraham by Keturah. 7 His he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of age and death. 24 The birth of Esau and | Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the Jacob. 29 Esau selleth his birth-right. sister to Laban the Syrian. THEN again Abraham took a wife, 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for 1 and her name was Keturah. his wife, because she was barren : and

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok the Lord was entreated of him, and Reshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ish- bekah his wife conceived. bak, and Shuah.

22 And the children struggled together

God blesseth Isaac.

CHAP. XXVI. Isaac denieth his wife. 27 within her: and she said, If it be so, why I 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my am I thus? And she went to inquire of voice, and kept my charge, my commandthe LORD.

ments, my statutes, and my laws. 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two | 6 | And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: nations are in thy womb, and two manner 7 And the men of the place asked him of people shall be separated from thy bow of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: els: and the one people shall be stronger for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, than the other people, and the elder shall said he, the men of the place should kill serve the younger.

me for Rebekah; because she was fair 24 And when her days to be delivered to look upon. were fulfilled, behold, there were twins || 8 And it came to pass when he had in her womb.

been there a long time, that Abimelech 35 And the first came out red, all over king of the Philistines looked out at a like an hairy garment: and they called | window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was his name Esau.

sporting with Rebekah his wife. 26 And after that came his brother 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, out, and his hand took hold on Esau's Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and keel; anrl his name was called Jacob; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? and Isaac was threescore years old when she || Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest bare them.

I die for her. 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a 10 And Abimelech said, What is this cunning hunter, a man of the field; and || thou hast done unto us? one of the peoJacob was a plain man dwelling in tents. ple might lightly have lien with thy wife,

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness did eat of his venison : but Rebekah upon us. lored Jacob.

11 And Abimelech charged all his peo 29 | And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau ple, saying, He that toucheth this man or came from the field, and he was faint: his wife shall surely be put to death..

50 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and pray thee, with that same red pottage ; received in the same year an hundredfor I am faint: therefore was his name fold: and the LORD blessed him: called Edom.

13 And the man waxed great, and went 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day || forward, and grew until he became very thy birth-right.

great: 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the 14 For he had possession of flocks, and point to die; and what profit shall this possession of herds, and great store of serbirth-right do to me?

vants: and the Philistines envied him. 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this 15 For all the wells which his father's day; and he sware unto him : and he servants had digged in the days of Abrasuld his birth-right unto Jacob.

ham his father, the Philistines had stopped 34 Then Jacob gave Esu bread and || them, and filled them with earth. pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and I 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go drink, and rose up, and went his way: from us : for thou art much mightier thus Esau despised his birth-right.

than we, CHAP. XXVI.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and 1 Isaac goeth to Gerar, 2 God blesseth | pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, him. 26 Abimelech's covenant with and dwelt there. him. 34 Esau's wives,

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of AND there was a famine in the land, water which they had digged in the days n besides the first famine that was in of Abraham his father; for the Philistines the days of Abraham. And Isaac went had stopped them after the death of Abrainto Abimelech king of the Philistines | ham : and he called their names after tinto Gerar,

the names by which his father had called 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, || them. and said, Go not down into Egypt: dwell 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the in the land which I shall tell thee of. valley, and found there a well of spring

3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with ing water. thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive and unto thy seed I will give all these | with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water comtries, and I will perform the oath Il is ours : and he called the name of the Which I sware unto Abraham thy father; well Esek; because they strove with him.

4 And I will make thy seed to multiply | 21 And they digged another well, and is the stars of heaven, and will give unto strove for that also ; and he called the thy seed all these countries : and in thy name of it Sitnah. sed shall all the nations of the carth be 22 And he removed from thence, and

digged another well; and for that they 28 Esau's wives.

GENESIS. Jacob deceiveth his father. strove not: and he called the name of it I go out to the field, and take me some Rehoboth; and hesaid, For now the LORD || venison ; hath made room for us, and we shall be | 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I fruitful in the land.

love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; 23 And he went up from thence to that my soul may bless thee before I die. Beer-sheba.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaacspake 24 And the LORD appeared unto him || 1o Esau his son : and Esau went to the the same night, and said, I am the God field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I 6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her am with thee, and will bless thce, and son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father multiply thy seed for my servant Abra-speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, ham's sake.

7 Bring me venison, and make me sa25 And he builded an altar there, and voury meat, that I may eat, and bless called upon the name of the LORD, and thee before the Lord, before my death. pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my servants digged a well.

voice, according to that which I com26 1 Then Abimelech went to him from mand thee. Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me and Phichol the chief captain of his army. | from thence two good kids of the goats ;

27 And Isaac said unto them, Where- and I will make them savoury meat for fore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, | thy father, such as he loveth : and have sent me away from you?

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, 28 And they said, We saw certainly that | that he may eat, and that he may bless the LORD was with thee: and we said, | thee before his death. Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mothbetwixt us and thee, and let us make a er, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy covenant with thee;

li man, and I am a smooth man : 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we 12 My father peradventure will feel have not touched thee, and as we have me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver ; done unto thee nothing but good, and and I shall bring a curse upon me, and have sent thee away in peace : thou art not a blessing. now the blessed of the LORD.

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon 30 And he made them a feast, and they | me be thy curse, my son; only obey my did eat and drink.

voice, and go fetch me them. : 31 And they rose up betimes in the 14 And he went, and fetched, and morning, and sware one to another: and brought them to his mother : and his Isaac sent them away, and they departed mother made savoury meat, such as his from him in peace.

father loved. 32 And it came to pass the same day, 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment that Isaac's servants came and told him of her eldest son Esau, which were with concerning the well which they had dig- || her in the house, and put them upon Jaged, and said unto him, We have found cob licr younger son: " water.

16 And she put the skins of the kids of 33 And he called it Shebalı: therefore the goats upon his hands, and upon the the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto | smooth of his neck: this day.

17 And she gave the savoury meat, and 34 F And Esau was forty years old when the bread which she had prepared, into he took to wife Judith the daughter of the hand of her son Jacob. Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the 18 And he came unto his father, and daughter of Elon the Hittite:

said, My father: and he said, Here am I; 35 Which were a grief of mind unto || Who art thou, my son? Isaac and to Rebekah.

19 And Jacob said unto his father, I CHAP. XXVII.

am Esau thy first-born; I have done ac1 Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Jacob | cording as thou badest me: arise, I pray

instructed by Rebekah obtaineth the thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy blessing. 41 Esau threatening him, soul may bless me. 42 is prevented.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is A ND it came to pass, that when Isaac it that thou hast found it so quickly, my A was old, and his eyes were dim, so son? And he said, Because the LORD thy that he could not see, he called Esau his God brought it to me. eldest son, and said unto him, My son : 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee,

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, my son, whether thou be my very son I know not the day of my death:

Esau, or not. 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his Weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and Il father; and he felt him, and said, The

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