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the camcis, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. J 62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country. c 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 were coming. J 64 And Rebekah listed up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. o 65 For she had said unto the
years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years. s 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. g 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, which is before Mamre ; f 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and
servant, What man is this that Sarah his wife.
walkeun 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. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. Jo 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 :* after his mother's
CHAP. XXV. f HEN again Abraham took a wife, and her name was
turah. 2 And she bare him Zimran, and okshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 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 Ketu
1. Js 5 T 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 . from Isaac his son (while he yet lived) eastward, unto the east country. f 7 And these are the days of the
whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. f 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of 'shmael, Nebajoth ; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, 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. f 17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael: a hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people. g 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria : and he died in the presence of asl his brethren. f 19 " And these are the genera tions of Isaac, Abraham's son
20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. 21 And Isaac entreated the LoRD for his wife, because she was barren : and the Lorin was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. JA 22 And the children struggled together within her : and she said, If it be so, why am I thus 2 And she went to inquire of the LoRD. r 23 And the Lond said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels: and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. 24 T And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment: and they called his name Esau. 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. f 27 And the boys grew ; and Esau was a cumming hunter, a man of the field ; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. f29 || And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. c 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die : and what pro
fit shall this birthright do to me? 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles ; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau de
spised his birthright. CHAP. XXVI. f ND there was a famine in
the land, besides the first
famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt : dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. b 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee : for unto thee, and unto thy seed I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; r 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries : and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed : c 5 Because that Abraham obey. ed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. g 6 T And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: u 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 ; be. cause she was fair to look upon. j 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 And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast dome unto us? one of the people might lightly have lain with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that d, and received in the same ear a hundred-fold : and the RD blessed him :
n 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 strove not ; and he called the name of it Rehoboth ; and he said, For now the Lorld hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. g 23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. b 24 And the Lond appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's
13 And the man waxed great, sak
and went forward, and grew until he became very great. 14 For he had possession of
sake. d 25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of
the Lond, and pitched his tent
flocks, and possession of herds, there : and there Isaac's servants came and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and thy father, that he may eat, and
and great store of servants: 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. g 17 T And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. f 18 And Isaac digged 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 after the names by which his father had called them. 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. # 20 And the herdmen of Gerar id strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours; and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
f 26 s: Then Ahimelech 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 Lorn was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, 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 Lord. 30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31 And they rose up betimes 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 said unto him, We have found water. g 33 And he called it Shebah : therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. f 34 T And Esau was fort 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.
f A ND it came to pass, that
when Isaac was old, and f
his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau 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 therefore 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 savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee besore I die. 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son: and Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. 6 || And Rebekah spake unto acob 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 Lord, before my death. u 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 o my ve
savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth :
10 And thou shalt bring it to
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. c 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 goodly 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 upon 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. J 18 || And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son 2 p 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy 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 2 And he said, Because the Lord thy God brought
it to me.
and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. 23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him. j 24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau And be said, I
corn. 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. f 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. b 27 And he came near, and kissed him : and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lond hath blessed: 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: s?8 Let people serve thee, and to: bow down to thee; be ord 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 blesseth thee. f 30 " And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31 And he also had made sa..". meat, and brought it unto 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. s 33 And Isaac 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 blessed him 2 yea, and he shall be blessed. j 34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried 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. n 36 And he said, is he not rightly named Jacob for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birth-right; and behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me * r 37 And Isaac 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 2 f 38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father 2 bless me, even me also, O my father ' And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. b 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. c 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 I slay my brother Jacob.