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He nuectill lachel. it, and said, I am the LORD God of brethren, whence be ye? And the Abraham thy father, and the God of said, of 'Haran are we. Isaac thie land whereon thou liest, to 5 And he snid unto tiem, Know se thec will I give it, and to thy seed. Laban the son or Nahor? And they

14 And thy geed shall be as the dust silid, We know him. of uie earth; and thou shalt spread 6 And he said unto thicm, Is he well? avroatl co the west, and to the east,and And they said, He is well; and, be: to the north, and to the south: and in hold, Rachel bis daughter cometh with thee, aid in thy seed, shall all the the sheep. families of the carth be blessed. 7 And he said, Lo, it is yet higli day

1:5 And, behold, I am with thee, and neither is it time that the cattle should will keep thee in all places whither be gathered together: water se tlie thou ocat, and will bring thee again sheep, and go and feed them. into this land; for I will not leave 8 And they said, We cannot, iintil all thec, until I have done that which I the flocks be gathered "ogether, ami ilave spoken to thee of,

lill they roll die stone from the wel'y 16 | And Jacob zwaked out of bis mouth; then we water the sheep. sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD IS 91 And while he yet spake with in this place, and I knew it not then, Rachel came with her father's 17 And he was afraid, and said, How sheep; for slie kept them. dreadlul is this place this is none 10 and it came to pass, wlien Jacob other but the housc of God, and this saw Rachel, the daughter of Laban his is the gate of hicaven.

mother's brother, and the sheep of 18 And Jacob rose up early in the Laban his mother's brother, that Jacolo morning, and took the stone that he went near, and rolled the stone from had put for his pillows, and set it up the well's inouth, and watered the flock for a pillar, and poured oil upon the or Laban his inother's brother.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and list 19 And he called the name of that ed up his voice, and wept. place Beth-el: but the name of that 12 AudJacob toldRachel thathe was city was called Lum at the first. lier faller's brother, und that he was

201 And Jacob vowed a row, gay. Rebekah's son: and she ran and told ing, Il God will be with me, and will lier falhcr. keep ine in this way that I go, and 13. And it came to pass, when Laban will give me bread to cat, and raiment heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's to put on,

son, that he ran to meet him, ani 21 So that I come again to my father's embraced him, and kissed bin, and house in peace; then shall the LORD brought him to his house. And he told be my God:

Laban all these things. 22 And this stone, which I bave set 14 And Laban said to bim, Surely for a pillar, shall be God's house: and thou art my bone and iny flesh; anti of all that thou shalt give me, I will lie anode with himn the space of : durely give the tenth unlo thee. month. CHAP. XXIX.

15 11 And Laban said unto Jacob, Bc HEN Jacob went on his journey, cause thou art my brother, shouldest people of the cast.

tell me, what shall thy wages be? 2 And he looked, and, behold, a well 16 And Laban had two daughters: in the field, and, lo, there were three the namc of the elder was Leah, and focks of sheep lying by it; for out of the name of the younger was Rachel. liat well they watercd the flocks; and 17 Lcah was tender.eyed, but Rachei A great stone was upon the well's was beautiful and well favoured. mouth.

18 Aod Jacob loved Rachel; and said, 3 And thíther were all tbe locks 1 will serve lhice seven years for Rix gathered and they rolled the stone chel the younger daughter. from the well's mouth, and watered 19 And Laban said, Il is better that I the sheep, and put the stone again upoo give her to thee, than that I should give the well's mouth in his place.

her to another inan: abide with me. Hond Sarob said unto them, My 20 And Jacob served acven years for

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CHAP. XXX. but a few days, for the love lie had to ND when Rachel say that slic her. 21 | And Jacob said unto Laban, Givelenvied her sister; and said unto Jacob, nie niy wisc, for my days are fulfilled, Give me children, or else I dic. thal I inay go in unto her.

2 And Jacob's anger was kindleid 22 And Laban gathered togelber all against Rachel; and he said, am I in die men of the place, and made a feast. God's stead, who hath withheld from

23 And it came to pass in the evening, thee the fruit of the womb? that he took Leab his daughter, and 3 And she said, Behold dry maid Bi). brought her to him: and be went in hal, go in unto her; and she sliaji into her.

bear upon my knecs, wat I may also 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter hare children by her. Leah,Zilpali his maid for a handmaid. • And she gave hio Bilhah Der hand

25 And it came to pass, that, in the said to wife; and Jacob went in unto .norning, behold, it was Leah: and her. he said to Laban, What is this thou 51 And Billall conceired, and bare hast dope unto me? did not I serve Jacoba son. with thee for Rachel? wherefore then 6 And Rubel anid, God hath judged haal thou beguiled me?

me, and bath also lieard my voice, and 26 And Laban said, it must not be so hath given me a son: therefore cailed done in our country,to give the young. she luis name Dan. er before the first-bom.

7 And Bilbah, Rachel's maid, con 27 Fulfil er week, and we will give ceired again, and bare Jacob a second thee this also, for the service which son. thou shalt serve with me yet seren! & And Rachel said, With great wrestOlber yed:8.

lings have I wresiled with my sister, 23 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her and I have prevailed: and she called weck; and he gave him Rachel his his nanie Naphtali. daughter to wife also.

9 11'len Leal saw that she bad len 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his bearing, she took Zilpah ber maid, and daughter, Bilhab bis handmaid to be give her Jacob to wise. le maid.

10 And Zilpalı, Leah's maid, bare 30 And be went is also onto Rachel, Jacob a son. and he loved aleo Rachel more than 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: Leil, and served with him yet seren and she called his name Gad. other years.

12 And Zilpah, Leali's maid, bare JA31 And when the LORD saw that cob a second son. Leah itas hated, be opened her wonib: 1:3 And Leah said, Happy am I, frip hut Richel il'as barren.

the daughters will can me blessed: 32 And Leah conceived, and bare aland she caled his name Asber. son; wd glie called his nadie Reuben: 1 | And Reuben went, in the days for she said, Surely the Lond hath of wheat-harvest, and found man looked upon my adiction; now there irakes in the field, and brought them Core my husband will love ine. unto his mother Leab. Then Racliri

33 And she conceived again, and bare said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of a son; and said, Because the LORD thy son's mandrakes. hath lieard tlat I was bated, lie hauh 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small therefore given me this son also: and matter that thou hast taken my lug. Bhe called bis name Simeon.

band? and wouldest thou take away 34 And she conceived again, and bare my son's mandrakes also? And Ra. a son; and said, Now this time will chel said, Therefore he shall lie with my husband be joined unto me, bethec to-pight for thy son's mandrakc3. cause I have born bim three sons: 16 And Jacob came out ofthe field in therefore wag bis name called Levi. the evening, and Leah went out in 35 And she conceived again, and hare meet hini, and said, Thou must come Ason; and she said, Now will I praise in unto me; ror surely I have hirre We Lond: therefore she called his wiec with my son's mandrakce. And sale Judal:; And left bearins The lay witlilier Wint niglie.

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Jacob's policy. 17 7 And God bearkened unto Leah, the spotted and speckled among the and she conceived, and bare Jacob the goats; and of such shall be my hire.

33 So shall my righteousness answer 13 || And Leah said, God hath given for me in time to come, when it shall me my hire, because I have given my come for my hire before thy face: maiden to my husband: and she called every one that is not speckled and his name Issachar.

spotted among the goals, and brown 19 And Leah conceived again, and ainong the sbecp, that shall be counted bare Jacob the sixth son.

stolen with me. 20 And Lcah said, God hath endow.. 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would ed ine with a good dowry; now will it might be according to tby word. my husband dwell with me, because I) 35 And he removed that day the lehave born bim six sons : and she call goats thatwerering-streaked and spot. cd lis vaine Zebulun.

ted, and all the she-goats that were Ol And afterwards she bare a daugh- speckled and spotted, and every one ter, and called her name Dinah. that had some white in it, and 2)] the

22 | And God remembered Rachel, brown among the sheep, and gave and God hcarkened to her, and opened them into the hand of bis sons. ber womb.

36 And he set threc days' journey be23 And she conceired, and bare a son; twixt linsell and Jacob; and Jacob and guid, God bath taken away my re. red the rest of Laban's flocks. proach:

37 ST And Jacob took him rods of 24 And she called his name Josephı ; green poplar,and ofthe hazel and ches. and said, The LORD shall add to me nut-tree, and pilled white streaks ini another son.

them, and made the wbite appear 25 1 And it came to pass, when Ra- which was in the rods. chel had born Joseph, that Jacob said 33 And he set the rods which he had into Laban, Send me away, that I may pilled before the flocks in the gutters go unto mine own place, and to my in the watering-troughs, when the country.

Rocks came to drink, that they should 26 Give me my wives and my chil conceive when they came to drink. dren, for whom I have served thec, 39 And the locks conceivell before and let me go: for thou kuowcst my tbe rods, and brought forth cattle ring. service which I have done thee. streaked, speckled, and spotted.

27 Anil Laban grid unto him, I pray 0 And Jacob did separate the lambs, thec, il I have found favour in thine and set the faces of tbe locks towarri eyes, carry: for I have learned by ex: the ring-streaked, and all the brown perience, that the LORD hath blessed in the flock of Laban; and he put lug mie for thy sike.

own focks by themselves, and put 28 And be gaidl, Appoint me thy them not unto Laban's cattle. wages, and I will give it.

41 And it came to pase, whensoever 29 And he said unto him, Tlou know the stronger cattle did conceive, that csi how I bave served thes, and how Jacob laid tbe rods before the eyes of by cattle wils with me.

the callle in the gutters, that they 30 For it wes little which thou hadst might conceive among the rods. locfore I cane, and it is now increased 42 But when the cattle wereleelle, he unto a multitude; and the LORD hath put them not in: so the feebler were blessed thce since my coming: and Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. LOW, when shall I provide for mine 43 And the man increased exceedown house also?

ingly, and had much cattle, and maid 31 And he said, What sball I give servants, and peu-serrants, and cam ibee? And Jacob said, Thou shall notels, and agges. have me any thing: if thou wilt do

CHAP. XXXI. This thing for keep by flock

sons, saying, hath 32 I will pass through all thy nockaway all that was our father's; and of lovlay, removing froin thence all the thol which was our father's lath he apeckled and spotted cattle, and all the gollen all this glory. Ilie brown catile aniong tlırsheep, 2011 2 And Jacob behrld the countenance

leiep tone loc me, I will again feed and Analse beard the words of Laban!


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from Laban of Luban, and, behold, it was not to the cattle of his getung, which he had ward him as before.

gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to 3. And the Lord said unto Jacob, Isaac bis father in the land or Canaan. Returá unto the land of thy fathers, 19 And Laban went to shear bis sheep: and to thy kindred; and I will be and Rachel liad stulen the images that Will thee.

l'ere her father's 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel 20 And Jacob stole away unawares and Leah lo lhe field unto his flock, to Laban the Syrian, in that be told

Ő Aud said unto them, I see your la- him not that be Ned. ther's countenance, that it is not lo- 21 So he fled with all that be bad; ward me as before: but the God of and le rose up, and passed over the my father liath been with me. river, and set his face loward the

6 And ye know, that with all my mount Gilead. power I bave served your father. 22 And it was told Laban, on the

7 And your father bath deceived me, third day, that Jacob was fled. and changed my wages ten tiines: bui 23 And he took bis breuren with bim, God suffered him not to hurt me. und pursued after him seven days'

9 Ir be said thus, The speckled shall journey; and they overtook lin in be thy wages; then all the cattle bare the wount Gilead. speckled : and if he said thus, The 24 And God caine to Laban Uic Sy ring-streaked shall we thy liire; thea rian in a drean by night, and said unto bare all the cattle ring-streaked. him, Take heed that thou speak not to

9 Thus Gort hath taken away the Jacob either good or bad. cattle of your father, and given them 25 1 Then Laban overtook Jacob.

Now Jacob bad pitched his tent in the 10 And it came to pass, at the time inount; and Laban with his brethren that the catt'c conceived, that I lilled pitched in the mount of Gilead. up mine eyer and saw in a drean, and, 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What belold, the rams which leaped upon bast thou done, that thou hast stoleu the cattle 10°re ring-streaked, speckled away unawares to me, and carried and grizzler.

away my daughters, as captives (akcu 11 And the angel of God spake unto will the sword ? me in a drenin, saying, Jacob. And I 27 Wlierelore didist thou flee away Bazid, Here am I.

Secrctly, and steal away from me, and 12 And ire said, List up now thine didst not tell me, that I might have eyes and eze, all the runs which leap sent thee away with unirth, and with upon the cattle are ring-streaked, songs, wità tabret, and with harp? speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen 28 dad hast not sull'ered ine to kiss all that Kaban doeth unto thec. my sous and my daughters? thou hast

13 I am the God of Belu-el, where now done foolishly in so doing. thou anointedst the pillai, and where 29 It is in the power of my band to do chou vowedst a vow unto me: now you hurt: but the God of your father arise, get thee out from this land, and soake unto me yesternight, saying, reluru unto the land of tlıy kindred. Take tbou heed that thou speak not to

14 And Rachel and Leah answered, Jacob either good or bad. and said unto hin, Is there yet any 30 And now, though thou wouldest portion or iuheritance for us in our needs be gone, because thou sore longFather's house?

est after thy latber's house, yet where15 Are we not counted of him stran. Tore last thou stolen my gods? gers ? for he hall sold us, and balı 31 And Jacob answered and snill to quite devoured also our money. Laban), Because I was aliaid : for 16 For all the riches which God hatli said, Peradventure lbou wouldest take Titken froin our father, that is ours, and by force tliy daughter's loin me. our chikiren's : now then, whatsoever 32 With whomsoever thou fiodest God hath said umtu thee, do.

iby gods, let him not live: belore our 17 11 Then Jacob rose up, and get his brethren, discern thou wbat is thine song and his wives upon camels : with me', and take it to thee: for Ja

18 and he carried away all luis cattle, cob knew not that Rachel liad stolea and all bid goods which he had gotten, liien.

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wiin L n. 33 And Laban went into Jacob'a tent, it be for 3 witness between n und ana inlo Lea's tent, and into the two thee. maid-servants'tents; but he foundthem 45 And Jacob took a slone, and act not. Then went lie out of Leali's tent, it up for a pillar. aud entered into Rachel's tent

46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, 34 Now Rachelhad taken tbe images, Gather stonce; and they took stones, and put tiem in the camel's furniture, and inade a heap: and they did cat and sat upon them. And Laban search there upon the heap. ed all the tent, but lound then not. 47 And Laban called it Jegar-salia.

35 And she said to her fàlber, Let it dutla; but Jacob called it Galeed. not displease my lord that I cannotrise 18 And Laban said, This leap is a up before thee; for the custoin of woo witness between me and thee this day. men is upon ine. And he scarched, Therefore was the name of it called but found not the images.

Galeed; 36 And Jacob was wroth,and chode 49 Aud Mizpah: for he said, The with Laban : and Jacob answered and Lond watch between ine and thee, said to Laban, Whal is my trespass ? when we are absent one from another. what is my sin, that lliou last so houy 50 Il'thou shalt afliict my daughters, pursued aller me?

or is thou shall take other wives be37 Whereas thou hast searched all sides iy daughters, no man is with us; Hy stuft, wliat hast thou found of all see, God is witness betwixt me and lby liousehold-stuf? set it here before thee. ny brethren and thy brethren, wat ól And Laban said to Jacob, Besold they may judge betwixt us both. this liear, and behold this pillar, which

38 This twenty years have I been i bave cast betwixt me and thee; with thee; lliy ewes and thy sbe.voats 52 This heap be witness, and this pilhave not cast their young, and the lar be witness, that I will not pass over rams of thy flock lave I not eaten. Liis beap to thee, and that thou shalt

39 That which was lorn of beasts, 1 not pass over this beap and this pillar brought not unto thice; I bare the loss unto me, sur harm). of it: of my hand didst thou require it, I 53 The God of Abraham, and the whether stolen by day, or stolen by God of Nahor, the God of their father, night.

judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware 40 Thus I was; in the day the drought by the Fear of his father Isaac, consumed me, and the frost by night, 54 Then Jacobollered eacrifice upon and my sleep departed frein mue the mount, and called bis brethren to

eat bread: and they did eat bread, and 4. Thus have I been twenty years in tarried all night in the mount. thy house: I served thee fourteen years 55 And early in the morning, Lnban for thy two daughters, and six years rose up, and kissed his sons and bis for thy cattle; and thou hast changed daughters, and blessed them: and Lamy wages ien times :

ban departed, and returned unto his 42 Except the God of my father, the place. God of Abraham, and the Fear or


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and hadst sent me away now cmpty'. God! 4 ND Jacob went on his way,

the angels of God met lum. hath seen mine allliction, and the la- 2 And wlien Jacob saw them, he said, bour of my hands, uod rebuked thee This is God's host: and he called the yesternight.

name of that place Mahanaimn. :43 1 and Laban angwered and said 3 | And Jacob sent messengers bc. unto Jacob, These daughters are iny foreliim to Esau his brother, unto lliu daughters, and these children are my land of Seir, the country of Edom, children and these cattle are my cattle, 4 And lic commanded them, saying, and all that thou scest is mine; and Thus shall ye speak into my lord What can I do this day unto these Esau; Thy servant Jacob saitha thus, my daughters, or unto their children I have sojourned with Laban, and uliich they have boro?

stayed there until now: 14 Now therefore come thou, let us 5 And I have oxew, and asses, nock9, WIRE, a covenant, I anr tvu; and let land men serrants, and women ser,


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