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the camels, and followed the man : years of Abraham's life which he and the servant took Rebekah, and lived, a hundred thrcescore and went bis way.

fifteen years. f 62 And Isaac came from the s 8 Then Abraham gave up the way of the well Lahai-roi ; for he ghost, and died in a good old age, dwelt in the south country. an old man, and full of years ; c 63 And Isaac went out to medi- and was gathered to his people. tate in the field at the even-tide : g 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishand he lifted up his eyes, and saw, mael buried him in the cave of and behold, the camels were co- Machpelah, in the field of Ephron ming.

the son of Zohar the Hittite, f 64 And Rebekah lifted up her which is before Mamre ; eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she f 10 The field which Abraham lighted off the camel.

purchased of the sons of Heth: 0 65 for she had said unto the there was Abraham buried, and servant, What man is this that Sarah his wife. walketh in the field to meet us? g 11 [ And it came to pass after And the servant had said, It is my the death of Abraham, that God master: therefore she took a vail blessed his son Isaac : and Isaac and covered herself.

dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 66 And the servant told Isaac 12 1 Now these are the genera'all things that he had done. tions of Ishmael, Abraham's son, $ 67 And Isaac brought her into whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sahis mother Sarah's tent, and took rah's handmaid, bare unto AbraRebekah, and she became his wife; ham. and he loved her : and Isaac f 13 And these are the names of was comforted after his mother's the sons of Ishmael, by their death.

names, according to their generaCHAP. XXV.

tions : the first-born of 'shmael, THEN again Abraham took Nebajoth ; and Kedar, and Adbeel,

a wife, and her name was and Mibsam., Keturah.

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, 2 And she bare him Zimran, and and Massa, Joksban, and Medan, and Midian, 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Naphish, and Kedemah : 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, 16 These are the sons of Ishand Dedan. And the sons of De- mael, and these are their names, dan were Asshurim, and Letushim, by their towns, and by their cas. and Leummim.

tles; twelve princes according to 4 And the sons of Midian; their nations. Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, f 17 And these are the years of and Abidah, and Eldaan. All the life of Ishmael: a hundred these were the children of Ketu- and thirty and seven years : and rah.

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gave up the ghost and died, and f 5 | And Abraham gave all was gathered unto his people. that he had unto Isaac.

g 18 And they dwelt from Havi. 6 But unto the sons of the con- lah unto Shur, that is before cubines which Abraham had, A- Egypı, as thou goest toward Asbraham gave gists, and sent them syria : and he died in the preaway from Isaac his son (while he sence of an his brethren. yet lived) eastward, unto the east F 19 1 And these are the genera country.

tions of Isaac, Abraham's son: j 7 And these are the days of the Abraham begat Isaac :

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20 And Isaac was forty years fit shall this birthright do to me? old when he took Rebekah to wife, 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me the daughter of Bethuel the Syri. this day; and he sware unto him: an of Padan-aram, the sister to and he sold his birthright unto Laban the Syrian.

Jacob. 21 And Isaac entreated the 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread LORD for his wife, because she and pottage of lentiles; and he was barren: and the LORD was did eat and drink, and rose up, entreated of him, and Rebekah and went his way : thus Esau dehis wife conceived.

spised his birthright. A 22 And the children struggled

CHAP. XXVI. together within her : and shef said, If it be so, why am I thus ?

the land, besides the first And she went to inquire of the famine that was in the days of LORD.

Abraham. And Isaac went unto q 23 And the LORD said unto her, Abimelech king of the Philistines Two nations are in thy womb, and unto Gerar. two manner of people shall be se 2 And the LORD appeared unto parated from thy bowels : and the him, and said, Go not down into one people shall be stronger than Egypt: dwell in the land which I the other people; and the elder shall tell thee of. shall serve the younger.

6 3 Sojourn in this land, and I 24 { And when her days to be will be with thee, and will bless delivered were fulfilled, behold, thee : for unto thee, and unto thy there were twins in her womb. sced I will give all these countries,

25 And the first came out red, and I will perform the oath which all over like a hairy garment: and I sware unto Abraham thy father; they called his name Esau. r 4 And I will make thy seed to

26 And after that came his bro- multiply as the stars of heaven, ther out, and his hand took hold and will give unto thy seed all on Esau's heel ; and his name these countries : and in thy seed was called Jacob : and Isaac was shall all the nations of the earth threescore years old when she be blessed : bare them.

c 5 Because that Abraham obey. f 27 And the boys grew : and ed my voice, and kept my charge, Esau was a cunning hunter, a man my commandments, my statutes, of the field; and Jacob was a and my laws. plain man, dwelling in tents. g 6 [ And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

28 And Isaac loved Esau, be- u 7 And the men of the place cause he did eat of his venison : asked him of his wife; and he but Rebekah loved Jacob. said, She is my sister : for he

f 29 1 And Jacob sod pottage: feared to say, She is my wife; and Esau came from the field, and lest, said he, the men of the place he was faint.

should kill me for Rebekah; be. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, cause she was fair to look upon. Feed me, I pray thee, with that f 8 And it came to pass when he same red pottage ; for I am faint: had been there a long time, that therefore was his name called Abimelech king of the Philistines Edom.

looked out at a window, and saw, 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this and behold, Isaac was sporting day thy rthright.

with Rebekah his wife. c 32 Ånd Esau said, Behold, I am 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, at the point to die : and what pro- and said, Behold, of a surety she is

thy wife: and how saidst thou, n 21 And they digged another well, She is my sister? And Isaac said and strove for that also : and he unto him, Because I said, Lest I called the name of it Sitnah. die for her.

22 And he removed from thence, 10 And Abimelech said, What and digged another well; and for is this thou hast done unto us ? that they strove not : and he callone of the people might lightly ed the name of it Rehoboth ; and have lain with thy wife, and thou he said, For now the LORD hath shouldest have brought guiltiness made room for us, and we shall be upon us.

fruitful in the land. 11 And Abimelech charged all g 23 And he went up from thence his people, saying, He that touch- to Beer-sheba. eth this man or his wife shall sure- 6 24 And the LORD appeared unly be put to death.

to him the same night, and said, I f 12 Then Isaac sowed in that am the God of Abraham thy faland, and received in the same ther: fear not, for I am with thee, year

a hundred-fold : and the and will bless thee, and multiply LORD blessed him :

thy seed for my servant Abraham's 13 And the man waxed great, sake. and went forward, and grew until d 25 And he builded an altar he became very great.

there, and called upon the name of 14 For he had possession of the Lord, and pitched his tent flocks, and possession of herils, there : and there Isaac's servants and great store of servants : And digged a well. the Philistines envied him. f 26 ? Then Abimelech went to

15 For all the wells which his him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one father's servants had digged in the of his friends, and Phichol the days of Abraham his father, the chief captain of his army. Philistines had stopped them, and 27 And Isaac said unto them, filled them with earth.

Wherefore come ye to me, seeing 16 And Abimelech said unto ye hate me, and have sent me Isaac, Go from us : for thou art away from you? much mightier than we.

28 And they said, We saw cer& 17 1 And Isaac departed thence, tainly that the LORD was with thee : and pitched his tent in the valley and we said, Let there be now an of Gerar, and dwelt there. oath betwixt us, even betwixt us f 18 And Isaac digged again the and thee, and let us make a covewells of water which they had nant with thee : digged in the days of Abraham 29 That thou wilt do us no his father ; for the Philistines had hurt, as we have not touched thee, stopped them after the death of and as we have done unto thee Abraham: and he called their nothing but good, and have sent names after the names by which thee away in peace : thou art now his father had called them.

the blessed of the Lord. · 19 And Isaac's servants digged 30 And he made them a feast, in the valley, and found there a and they did eat and drink. well of springing water.

31 And they rose up betimes in & 20 And the herdmen of Gerar the morning, and sware one to did strive with Isaac's herdmen, another : and Isaac sent them saying, The water is ours : and away, and they departed from him he called the name of the well in peace. Esek ; because they strove with 32 And it came to pass the himn.

same day, that Isaac's servants

came and told him concerning the 10 And thou shalt bring it to well which they had digged, and thy father, that he may eat, and said unto him, We have found that he may bless thee before his water.

death. 8 33 And he called it Shebah : 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah therefore the name of the city is his mother, Behold, Esau my broBeer-sheba unto this day. ther is a hairy man, and I am a f 34 | And Esau was forty smooth man: years old when he took to wife 12 My father peradventure will Judith the daughter of Beeri the feel me, and I shall seem to him Hittite, and Bashemath the daugh- as a deceiver; and I shall bring a ter of Elon the Hittite :

curse upon me, and not a blessing. 35 Which were a grief of mind c 13 And his mother said unio unto Isaac and to Rebekah. him, Upon me be thy curse, my

CHAP. XXVII. son; only obey my voice, and go

ND it came to pass, that fetch me them. his eyes were dim, so that he could and brought them to his mother : not see, he called Esau his eldest and his mother made savoury meat, son, and said unto him, My son : such as his father loved. and he said unto him, Bebold, here 15 And Rebekah took goodly am I.

raiment of her eldest son Esau, 2 And he said, Behold now, I which were with her in the house, am old, I know not the day of my and put them upon Jacob her death :

younger son : 3 Now therefore take, I pray 16 And she put the skins of the thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and kids of the goats upon his hands, thy bow, and go out to the field, and upon the smooth of his neck : and take me some venison;

17 And she gave the savoury 4 And make me savoury meat, meat and the bread, which she such as I love, and bring it to me, had prepared, into the hand of her that I may eat; that my soul may son Jacob. bless thee before I die.

f 18 And he came unto his 5 And Rebekah heard when father, and said, My father. And Isaac spake to Esau his son: and he said, Here am I, wbo art thou, Esau went to the field to hunt for my son ? venison, and to bring it.

r 19 And Jacob said unto his f 6 f And Rebekah spake unto father, I am Esau thy first-born; Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I I have done according as thou baheard thy father speak unto Esau dest me: arise, I pray thee, sit thy brother, saying,

and eat of my venison, that thy 7 Bring me venison, and make soul may bless me. me savoury meat, that I may eat, 20 And Isaac said unto his son, and bless thee before the LORD, How is it that thou hast found it before my death.

so quickly, my son ? And he said, u 8 Now therefore, my son, obey Because the LORD thy God brought my voice, according to that which it to me. I command thee.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch Come near, I pray thee, that I may me from thence two good kids of feel thee, my son, whether thou the goats ; and I will make them be my very son Esau, or not. savoury meat for thy father, such f 2ž And Jacob went near unto as he loveth :

Isaac his father; and he felt him,

and said, The voice is Jacob's exceedingly, and said, Who? voice, but the hands are the hands where is he that hath taken veniof Esau.

son, and brought it me, and I have 23 And he discerned him not, eaten of all before thou camest, because his hands were hairy, as and have blessed him ? yea, and his brother Esau's hands: so he he shall be blessed. blessed bim.

f 34 And when Esau heard the f 24 And he said, Art thou my words of his father, cried with very son Esau ? And be said, I a great and exceeding bitter cry, am.

and said unto his father, Bless me, 25 And he said, Bring it near even me also, O my father! to me, and I will eat of my son's 35 And he said, Thy brother venison, that my soul may bless came with subtilty, and hath tathee. And he brought it near to ken away thy blessing. him, and he did eat: and he brought n 36 And he said, Is he not righthim wine, and he drank. ly named Jacob? for he hath supf 26 And his father Isaac said planted me these two times : he unto him, Come near now, and took away my birth-right; and kiss me, my son.

behold, now he hath taken away b 27 And he came near, and kiss- my blessing. And he said, Hast ed him: and he smelled the smell thou not reserved a blessing for of his raiment, and blessed him, me ? and said, See, the smell of my sonr 37 And Isaac answered and is as the smell of a field which the said unto Esau, Behold, I have LORD hath blessed :

made him thy lord, and all his 28 Therefore God give thee of brethren have I given to him for the dew of heaven, and the fat- servants ; and with corn and ness of the earth, and plenty of wine have I sustained him : and corn and wine :

what shall I do now unto thee, my by29 Let people serve thee, and son ? pations bow down to thee; be f 38 And Esau said unto his falord over thy brethren, and let ther, Hast thou but one blessing, thy mother's sons bow down to my father ? bless me, even me althee : cursed be every one that so, O my father! And Esau lifted curseth thee, and blessed be he up bis voice, and wept. that blesseth thee.

6 39 And Isaac his father anf 30 ( And it came to pass, as swered, and said unto him, Besoon as Isaac had made an end of hold, thy dwelling shall be the blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet fatness of the earth, and of the scarce gone out from the presence dew of heaven from above; of Isaac his father, that Esau his 40 And by thy sword shalt thou brother came in from his hunting. live, and shalt serve thy brother :

31 And he also had made sa- and it shall come to pass when voury meat, and brought it unto thou shalt have the dominion, that his father; and said unto his fa- thou shalt break his yoke from off ther, Let my father arise, and eat thy neck. of his son's venison, that thy soul c 41 | And Esau hated Jacob may bless me.

because of the blessing where32 And Isaac his father said with his father blessed him: and unto him, Who art thou ? And be Esau said in his heart, The days said, I am thy son, thy first-born, of mourning for my father are at Esau.

hand, then will I slay my brother s 33 And Isaac trembled very Jacob.

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