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26 Isaac meeteth Rebekah.

worshipped the Lord, bowing himself to the eartli. 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah : he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious o: 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that overe with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Sendme away untomy master. 55 And her brotherand her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master. o 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth. 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man 2 And she said, I will go. 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's serwant, and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thry seed possess the gate of those which hate them. 61 || And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and


followed the man : and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and behold, the camels overe coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. 65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us 2 And the servant had said, It is my master : therefore she took a veil and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife ; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his moth

er's death. CHAP. XXV. 2 The sons of Abraham by Keturah, 7 His age and death. 24. The birth of Esau and acob. 29 Eau selleth his birth-right. HEN again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ish

...Abraham's age and death.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. '4 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturall. 5's And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 6 But unto the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, (while he yet lived,) eastward, unto the east country. 7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years. 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years ; and was gathered to his people. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, §§ is before Mamre ; 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth : there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. 11 *| And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed hisson Isaac: and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth ; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mi')sam, 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 15. Hadar, and Tema, Jctur, Naphish, and Kedemah : 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; 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 people. 18 And they dwelt from Ha'ilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goes toward Assyria; and he died in the pres: ence of all his brethren. 19's And these are the generations of Isa. ac Abraham's son : Abraham begat Isaac 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter o Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, th sister to Laban the Syrian. 21 And Isaac entreated the Lord fo his wife, because she was barren : an the Lok D was entreated of him, and Re bekah his wife conceived.

bak, and Shuah.

22 And the children struggled togethe

God Alesseth Isaac. CHAP. within her: and she said, If it be so, why an Ithis? And she went to inquire of the LoRD.

23 And the Lord said unto her, Two

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of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall kot the younger. 24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins a her womb. 35 And the first came out red, all over Eke an hairy garment: and they called his name Esau. 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s led; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac to threescore years old when she bare them. 27 Andtheboys grew: and Esau was a Cumming hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob ons a plain man dwelling in tents. 28 Aikllsaackwed Esau, because he did eat of his venison : but Rebekah kited Jacob. 29 AndJacobsod pottage: and Esau tame from the field, and he was faint: 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I o; thee, with that same red flottage ; I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. i And Jacob said, Sell me this day to hith-right. 3. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the on to die: and what profit shall this ‘rā-fight do to me? 3. And Jacob said, Swear to me this o; and he sware unto him : and he sld his birth-right unto Jacob. * Then Jacob gave Esau bread and Pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and to and rose up, and went his way: * Esau despised his birth-right. CHAP. XXVI. 1 Ivor goeth to Gerar. 2 God blesseth on 26 Abimelech's covenant with ** 34 Esau's rvives. ND there was a famine in the land, ** Besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went * Abimelech king of the Philistines o, Gerar. ;And he LoRD appeared unto him; **śl, Go not down into Egypt: dwell ** and which I shall tell thoe of ourn in this land, and I will be with o, and will bless thee: for unto thee, * Hoo thy seed I will give all these ones, and I will perform the oath **1sware unto Abraham thy father; **d I will make thy seed to multiply **sars of heaven, and will give unto **dall these countries: and in thy o all the nations of the earth be *1:

xxvi. Isaac denieth his wife. 27

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. 6 || And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest. said he, the men of the place should kill | me for Rebekah ; because she was fair to look o 8 And it came to pass when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines 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 2 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 guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his peoFo saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him: 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very cat: 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of serwants: and the Philistines envied him. 15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us : for thou art much mightier than we, | 17 || And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, | and dwelt there. 18 And Isaac o again the wells of water which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham : and he called their names i. i. names by which his father had call lem. 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 20 Aud the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. 21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also ; and he called the name of it Sitnah. 22 And he removed from thence, and

digged another well; and for that they

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of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I |

am with thee, and will bless thce, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. 25 And he builded an altar there, and called u 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 one of his friends,

and Phichol the chief captain of his army. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me,’ and have sent me away from you? 28 And they said, We saw certainly that the Lord was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixtus, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; 29 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 the blessed of the LöRD. 30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31 And they rose up betumes 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 have found Water. 33 And he called it Shebah : therefore the name of the city is Beer-shcha unto this day. 34 [And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah. CHAP. XXVII. 1 Isaac sendeth Esau for twenison, 6.Jacob instructed by Rebekah obtaineth the blessing, 41 Esau threatening him, 42 is firevented. ND it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest $on, 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 therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and


Jacob deceiveth his father.

go out to the field, and take me some venison ; 4 And make mesavoury 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 Isaacspake to Esau his son : and Esau 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 savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless | thee before the Lor D, 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 i from thence two o 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, and that he may bless thee before his death. 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau 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 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 lly raiment of her eldest 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 o his hands, 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. 18 of And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; Who art thou, my son 2 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am F.sau o first-born ; 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 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. 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his

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CHAP. xxvi.11.

Isaac again blesseth Jacob. 29

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 break his yoke from off thy neck. 41 " And Esau hated Jacob, because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, then will Islay my brother Jacob. 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, fur/losing to kill thee. 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: and jurise, fice thou to Laban my brother to Haran ; 44 And tarry with him a few days, untilthy 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 Isaac, 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? CHAP. XXVIII. 1 Jacob is blessed, and sent to Padanaram. 12 His vision. 18 The stone of Beth-cl. 20 Jacob's vow. ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged 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. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest 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 Esau’s mother. 6 || When Esau saw that Isaac had blessedJacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and

30 Jacob's voot. GENESIS, He is eyntertained by Labam,

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on it. 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 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 sced shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will keep § in all filaces whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land: for I will not io thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of 16 T And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lok D is in this place; and I knew it not. 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 took the stone that he had É. for his pillows, and set it up for a pilr, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city ovas called Luz at the first. 20 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 eat, and raiment to put on, 21 So that I come o to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: 22 And this stone, which I have set Jor 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. 1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran ; 13 is entertained bu Laban. 18 Jacob covenanteth for Rachel; and is deceived with Leah ; 28 but marrieth Rachel also. . THEN Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east. 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a greatstone was upon the well's mouth. 3 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 his place. 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. 6 And he said unto them, Is he well ? And they said, He is well: and behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered jo, water ye the sheep, and go and feed them. 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth ; then we water the sheep. 9 || And 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, ...;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. 11, And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he stra. her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son; and she ran and told her father. 13 And it came to pass when LaLa in 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 §: house, And he told Laban all these things. 14 And Laban said to him, Sure-ly thou art my bone and my flesh: and he abode with him the space of a month15 s And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? Tell role.

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