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name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel was beautiful and well-favoured. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. 13 And Laban said, It is better that I neher to thee, than that I should give *::::::: man: abide with me. . 20 And Jacob served seven years for Richel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. 21 "And Jacob said unto Laban, Give *e my wife, (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in unto her. 2. And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. 23 And it came to o in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her
24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zopah his maid for an handmaid. 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 2 wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? 25 And Laban said, It must not be so otein our country, to give the younger before the first-born. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give to this also, for the service which thou <t serve with me yet seven other years. 23 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week : and he gave him Rachel his doiter to wife also. 3.And Labangave to Rachel his daughter Bahah his handmaid to be her maid. 39 And he went in also unto Rachel, *ihe lowed also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years. 31 * And when the Lord saw that Leah -as hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. 3. And Leah conceived, and bare a on, and she called his name Reuben: for *e said, Surely the Lor D hath looked on my affliction ; now therefore my =band will love me. & And she conceived again, and bare **; and said, Because the Lord hath ord that I was hated, he hath therefore, or me this son also: and she called * And she conceived again, and bare **; and said, Now this time will my *d be joined unto me, because *born him three sons: therefore was * = necalled Levi. # And she conceived again, and bare **; and she said, Now will I praise * Load: therefore she called his name
Rachel's barrenness. 31
CHAP. XXX. 1 Rachel's barrenness. Josefth. 27 Jacob's covenant with Laban. 37 By his solicy he becometh rich. ND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied iner sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled a3. Rachel ; and he said, Am I in rod's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb 2 3 And she said, Behold, my maid Billiah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon o * that I may also have children y ner. 4 || And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 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 a son: therefore called she his name IJan. 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. 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 took Zool her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. | 10 And Zilpah Leall's maid bare Jacob a son. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad. 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son. 1S, And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher. 14 || And Reuben went in the days of wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband 2 and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.
22 She beareth 32 Jacob's solicy to become rich : 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son. 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry ; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun. 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah. 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 reroach. 24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shalladdtome anotherson. 25 || And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country. 26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me : for thou knowest my service which fio. done thee. 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by exrience that the Lord hath blessed me or thy sake. 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I 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 it is nort, increased unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed theo, since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also? 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing; if thou wilt do this thing for me, I 'i again feed and keep thy flock: 32 I will pass through all thy flock today, 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 Soshall Iny righteousness answer for me 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 accounted stolen with me. 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word. 35 And he removed i. day the hegoats that were ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hands of Sons.
36 And he set three days journey be
He d/arteth from Laban, 3
twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed : the rest of Laban's flocks. 37 || And Jacob took him rods of . . . . green poplar, and of the hazel and ches---nut-tree ; and pilled white streaks in . . them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. 38 And he set the rods which he had apilled before the flocks in the gutters in ... the watering-troughs, when the flocks ... came to drink; that they should conceive . . . when they came to drink. * - i. 39 And the flocks conceived before the ol, rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streaked, speckled, and spotted. o 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring-streaked, and all the brown in the o flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto ..." Laban's cattle. o 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 or ; ut them not in : so the feebler were La-, Jan's, and the stronger Jacob's. o, 43 And the man increased exceedingly, so and had much cattle, and maid-servants, so and men-servants, and camels, and asses. CHAP. XXXI. so 1 Jacob desiartet//rom Lahan. 22 Laban or fursueth him. 43 Their covenant at ~ Gateed. - & ND he heard the words of Laban's --> sons, saying, Jacob hath taken a. way all that was our father's ; and of . , , that which was our father's hath he got so ten all this glory. 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of so Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as before. 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Re: ss. turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to . " thy kindred ; and I will be with the , o, 4 And Jacobsent and called Racheland Leah to the field unto his flock, 's5 And said unto them, I see your fa: ther's countenance, that it is not tow? me as before: but the God of my father hath been with me. 6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father. - ot. 7 And your father hath deceived to **, and changed my wages ten times : * God suffered him not to hurt me. 1 * . 8 if he said thus, The speckled shall so be thy wages; then all the coole bare speckled : and if he said thus, The rio o, streaked shall be thine hire; then bare o the cattle ring-streaked. ttle o 9 Thus Gūhath taken away the ca" of your father, and given theol to *the o io And it came to pass at the time” o
Laban and Jacob contend.
28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons, and my daughters 2 thou hast now done foolishly in so doing. 29. It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt : but the God of your father o unto me yesternight, saying, Take hou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either or bad. 30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be ‘. because thou sore longedst after thy father's house; yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods? 31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid : for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me. 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. 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maid-servants tents; but he found them. not. Then went he out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent. 34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not. 35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images. 36 || And Jacob was wroth and chode with Laban : and Jacob answered, and said to Laban, What is my trespass 2 what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me 37. Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household-stuff? set it here before my brethren, and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both. 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 night. 40 Thus I was ; in the day the drought consumed 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 changed my wages ten times. 42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen 34 Jacob's vision. mine affliction, and the labout of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight. 43's And Labananswered, and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my 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 born ? 44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee. 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the o 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed: 48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. o was the name of it called Gä49 And Mizpah ; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives besides my daughters ; no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee. 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 heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, 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 blessed them : and Laban departed, and returned unto his place. CHAP. XXXII. 1 Jacob's vision. 3. His message, 13 and firesent to Esau. 24 JWrestling with an angel he is called Israel. A’ D Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host : and he called the name of that place Mahanaim. 3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom. 4 And he commanded them, o Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have so
His firesent to Esau, journed with Laban, and stayed there until now : * 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, "... and men-servants, and women-servants: `-and I have sent to tell my lord, that I
Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother -o Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. 7. Then Jacob was tly afraid, and -o distressed: and he divided the le that Go was with him, and the flocks, and herds, -- rio and the camels into two bands; 8 And said, If Esau come to the one to company, and smite it, then the other - v. company which is left shall escape. *:::: 9 || And Jacob said, O God of my father to
Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, or the Lord which saidst unto me, Return ore. unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and .
I will deal well with thee; *Wiz: 10 I am not worthy of the least of allthe mercies, and of all the truth, which so. thou hast shewed unto thy servant : for so il with my staff I passed over this Jordan, o and now I am become two bands. 11 Deliverme, I pray thee, from the hand-o's: of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he will come and smite. s - o me, and the mother with the children. . . .” 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee. o , and make thy seed as the sand of e sea, which cannot be numbered for o multitude. o 13 || And he lodged there that same "night; and took of that which came to ou his hand a present for Esau his brother; . 14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty it he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty o rainS, - 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts so forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. o 16 And he delivered them into the hand of of his servants, every drove by them. -selves; and said unto his scrvants, Pas: ~ * over before me, and put a space betwix drove and drove. 17 And he commanded the foremost o saying, When Esau my brother meetetl thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose ar thou? and whither goest thou? and whos, are these before thee 2 18 Then thou shalt say, They be th: servant Jacob's : it is a present sent unt my lord Esau : and behold also he fs be - i hind us. • *s. 19 And so commanded he the second and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall y, speak unto Esau, when ye find him. 20 And say, ye moreover, Behold, th: servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, will appease him with the present tha
goeth before me, and afterward I will
Jiro and Esau's kind meeting. CHAP. seehsface; peradventure he will accept of me. : So went thepresent over beforehim; and himself lodged that night in the coasty. 2: And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women-servants, and his eleven sons, and passed wer the ford Jabbok. 23 And he took them, and sent them or the brook, and sent over that he had. :4° And Jacob was left alone ; and those wrestled a man with him, until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed to against him, he touched the hollow of histhigh: and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy same? And he said, Jacob. * 28 Andhesio, Thy name shall be callcd no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince has: thou power with God, and with men, and hast prevailed. 29 AndJacob asked him, and said, Tell i.e, I pray thee, thy name: And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my trame? and he blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the fore Peniel: for I have seen God face oface, and my life is preserved. 31 Andashe passed over Penuel the sun * upon him, and he halted upon his
3. Therefore the children of Israel eat m of the sinew which shrank, which is on the hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he touched the hollow of Jaco's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
! The Hindness of Jacob and Esau at their
oring. 18 Jacob buyeth a field at
Shalem, and buildeth an altar.
ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and look
* ed, and behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he dijed the children unto Leah, and unto Rashel, and unto the two handmaids. ... And he put the handmaids and their oren foremost, and Leah and her odren after, and Rachel and Joseph toermost
o And he over before them, and *: himself to the ground seven times, *he came near to his brother.
*And ran to meet him, and emof him, and fell on his neck, and odhim: and they wept.
* Andhelted up his eyes, and saw the *Then and the children, and said, Who : those with thee? And he said, The *en which Godhatī, graciously given
6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. 7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves; and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hastunto thyself. 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough : and he urged him, and he took it. 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. 13 And he ...} unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me, and if men should over-drive them one day, all the flock will die. 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that before me, and the children be able to endure; until I come unto my lord unto Seir. 15 And Esau said, Lct me now leavc with thee some of the folk that are with me: And he said, What needeth it? Let me find grace in the sight of my lord. 16 || So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. 18 "And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city. 19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for an hundred pieces of money. 20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel. CHAP. XXXIV. 1 Dinah ravished. 20 The Shechemites are circumcised, 25 slain by the sons 2, Jacob, 27 and their city of oiled. A” Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country,