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sheep: and Rachel had stolen the 11 longedst after thy father's house, yet images that were her father's.

wherefore hast thou stolen my gods? 20 And Jacob stole away una 31 And Jacob answered and said wares to Laban the Syrian, in that to Laban, Because I was afraid : for he told him not that he fled.

I said, Peradventure thou wouldest 21 So he fed with all that he had; take by force thy daughters from me. and he rose up, and passed over the 32 With whomsoever thou findest river, and set his face toward the thy gods, let him not live: before our mount Gilead.

brethren discern thou what is thine 22 And it was told Laban on the with me, and take it to thee. For third day that Jacob was fled.

Jacob knew not that Rachel had 23 And he took his brethren with stolen them. him, and pursued after him seven 33 And Laban went into Jacob's days'journey; and they overtook him tent, and into Leah's tent, and into in the mount Gilead.

the two maidservants' tents; but he 24 And God came to Laban the found them not. Then went he out Syrian in a dream by night, and said of Leah's tent, and entered into Raunto him, Take heed that thou speak chel's tent. not to Jacob either good or bad.

34 Now Rachel had taken the 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. images, and put them in the camel's Now Jacob had pitched his tent in furniture, and sat upon them. And the mount: and Laban with his bre Laban searched all the tent, but thren pitched in the mount of Gi found them not. lead.

35 And she said to her father, 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What Let it not displease my lord that I hast thou done, that thou hast stolen cannot rise up before thee; for the away unawares to me, and carried custom of women is upon me. And away my daughters, as captives taken he searched, but found not the with the sword ?

images. 27 Wherefore didst thou fee 36 And Jacob was wroth, and away secretly, and steal away from chode with Laban : and Jacob anme; and didst not tell me, that I swered and said to Laban, What is might have sent thee away with my trespass ? what is my sin, that mirth, and with songs, with tabret, thou hast so hotly pursued after me? and with harp?

37 Whereas thou hast searched 28 And hast not suffered me to all my stuff, what hast thou found kiss my sons and my daughters ? of all thy houshold stuff? set it here thou hast now done foolishly in so before my brethren and thy bredoing.

thren, that they may judge betwixt 29 It is in the power of my hand us both. to do you hurt: but the God of your 38 This twenty years have I been father spake unto me yesternight, with thee; thy ewes and thy she saying, Take thou heed that thou goats have not cast their young, speak not to Jacob either good or and the rams of thy flock have I not bad.

eaten. 30 And now, though thou would 39 That which was torn of beasts est needs be gone, because thou sore || I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughrequire it, whether stolen by day, or ters, or if thou shalt take other wives stolen by night.

beside my daughters, no man is with 40 Thus I was; in the day the us; see, God is witness betwixt me drought consumed me, and the frost and thee. by night; and my sleep departed 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Befrom mine eyes.

hold this heap, and behold this pillar, 41 Thus have I been twenty years which I have cast betwixt me and in thy house; I served thee fourteen thee; years for thy two daughters, and six 52 This heap be witness, and this years for thy cattle: and thou hast pillar be witness, that I will not pass changed my wages ten times. over this heap to thee, and that thou

42 Except the God of my father, shalt not pass over this heap and this the God of Abraham, and the fear pillar unto me, for harm. of Isaac, had been with me, surely 53 The God of Abraham, and the thou hadst sent me away now empty. God of Nahor, the God of their faGod hath seen mine affliction and ther, judge betwixt us. And Jacob the labour of my hands, and rebuked sware by the fear of his father Isaac. thee yesternight.

54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice 43 And Laban answered and said upon the mount, and called his breunto Jacob, These daughters are my thren to eat bread : and they did eat daughters, and these children are my bread, and tarried all night in the children, and these cattle are my cat mount. tle, and all that thou seest is mine : 55 And early in the morning Laand what can I do this day unto ban rose up, and kissed his sons and these my daughters, or unto their his daughters, and blessed them: and children which they have born? Laban departed, and returned unto

44 Now therefore come thou, let his place. us make a covenant, I and thou; and

CHAP. XXXII. let it be for a witness between me and thee.

AND Jacob went on his way, and 45 And Jacob took a stone, and the angels of God met him. set it up for a pillar.

2 And when Jacob saw them, he 46 And Jacob said unto his bre said, This is God's host: and he thren, Gather stones; and they took called the name of that place Mastones, and made an heap: and they hanaim. did eat there upon the heap.

3 And Jacob sent messengers be47 And Laban called it Jegar-sa fore him to Esau his brother unto hadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. the land of Seir, the country of

48 And Laban said, This heap is a Edom. witness between me and thee this 4 And he commanded them, sayday. Therefore was the name of it ing, Thus shall ye speak unto my called Galeed ;

lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith 49 And Mizpah; for he said, The thus, I have sojourned with Laban, LORD watch between me and thee, and stayed there until now: when we are absent one from an 5 And I have oxen, and asses, other.

flocks, and menservants, and women

servants : and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the Iruth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau : for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.

12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother ;

14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foles.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou ? and whither goest thou ? and whose are these before thee?

18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.

19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease bin with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

21 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.

22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.

23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; 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 name? And he said, Jacob.

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel : for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.

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 hast unto 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 said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive 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 goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

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15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that

2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed hiin, : and they wept.

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children;

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 Suc- || coth, 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. AND 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, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field : and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.

10 And ye shall dwell with us : and the land shall be before you ; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister :

14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us :

15 But in this will we consent unto you': If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

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