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Jacob's policy to become rich. GENESIS.

Jacob upon displeasure 27 And Laban said unto him, I | ters in the watering troughs when the pray thee, if I have found favour in flocks came to drink, that they should thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned conceive when they came to drink. by experience that the Lord hath 39 And the flocks conceived before blessed me for thy sake.

the rods, and brought forth cattle 28 And he said, Appoint me thy ringstreaked, speckled,and spotted. wages, and I will give it.

40 And Jacob did separate the 29 And he said unto him, Thou lambs, and set the faces of the flocks knowest how I have served thee, and toward the ringstreaked, and all the how thy cattle was with me.

brown in the flock of Laban : and he 30 For it was little which thou hadst put his own flocks by themselves, and before I came, and it is now increased put them not unto Laban's cattle. unto a multitude; and the Lord hath 41 And it came to pass whensoever blessed thee since my coming: and the stronger cattle did conceive, that now, when shall I provide for mine Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of own house also ?

the cattle in the gutters, that they 31 And he said, What shall I give might conceive among the rods. thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt 42 But when the cattle were feeble, not give me any thing. If thou wilt he put them not in: so the feebler were do this thing for me, I will again feed Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. and keep thy flock :

43 And the man increased exceed32 I will pass through all thy flock ingly, and had much cattle, and maidto day, removing from thence all the servants, and menservants, and camels, speckled and spotted cattle, and all and asses. the brown cattle among the sheep, and

CHAP. XXXI. the spotted and speckled among the 1 Jacob upon displeasure departeth secretly. 19 goats: and of such shall be my hire. Rachel stealeth her father's images. 2:2 La33 So shall my righteousness an

ban pursueth after him, 26 and complaineth

of the wrong. 34 Rachel's policy to hide the swer for me in time to come, when it images. 36 Jacob's complaint of Laban. 44 shall come for my hire before thy The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed. face : every one that is not speckled And he heard the words of Laban's and spotted among the goats, and sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away brown

among the sheep, that shall be all that was our father's; and of that counted stolen with me.

which was our father's hath he gotten 34 And Laban said, Behold, 1 all this glory. would it might be according to thy 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance word.

of Laban, and behold, it was not to35 And he removed that day the he ward him as before. goats that were ringstreaked and spot 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, ted, and all the she goats that were Return unto the land of thy fathers, speckled and spotted, and every one and to thy kindred; and I will be that had some white in it, and all the with thee. prown among the sheep, and gave 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel them into the hands of his sons. and Leah to the field unto his flock,

36 And he set three days' journey 5 And said unto them, I see your betwixt himself and Jacob: and Ja- father's countenance, that it is not tocob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. ward me as before: but the God of | him .

and chesnut tree; and pilled white streaks power I have served your father. in them, and made the white appear 7 And your father hath deceived me, which was in the rods.

and changed my wages ten times; but 38 And he set the rods which he God suffered him not to hurt me. had pilled before the flocks in the gut 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall

departeth secretly from Laban. CHAP. XXXI. Laban pursueth after Jacob. be thy wages; then all the cattle bare 22 And it was told Laban on the speckled : and if he said thus, The third day that Jacob was fled. ringstreaked shall be thy hire; then 23 And he took his brethren with bare all the cattle ringstreaked. him, and pursued after him seven days'

9 Thus God hath taken away the cat-journey: and they overtook him in the tle of your father, and given them to me. mount Gilead.

10 And it came to pass at the time 24 And God came to Laban the that the cattle conceived, that I lifted Syrian in a dream by night, and said up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and unto him, Take heed that thou speak dehold, the rams which leaped upon not to Jacob either good or bad. the cattle were ringstreaked, speckled, 25 | Then Laban overtook Jacob. and grizzled.

Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the 11 And the angel of God spake mount: and Laban with his brethren unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob : pitched in the mount of Gilead. And I said, Here am I.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What 12 And he said, Lift up now thine hast thou done, that thou hast stolen eyes and see, all the rams which leap away unawares to me, and carried upon the cattle are ringstreaked,speck- away my daughters, as captives taken led, and grizzled: for I have seen all with the sword ? that Laban doeth unto thee.

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where secretly, and steal away from me, and thou anointedst the pillar, and where didst not tell me, that I might have thou vowedst a vow unto me: now sent thee away with mirth, and with arise, get thee out from this land, and songs, with tabret, and with harp? return unto the land of thy kindred. 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss

14 And Rachel and Leah answered, my sons and my daughters? thou hast and said unto him, Is there yet any now done foolishly in so doing. portion or inheritance for us in our

29 It is in the power of my hand to father's house ?

you hurt: but the God of


fa15 Are we not counted of him stran- ther spake unto me yesternight, saygers ? for he hath sold us, and hath ing, Take thou heed that thou speak quite devoured also our money. not to Jacob either good or bad. 16 For all the riches which God hath

30 And now, though thou wouldest taken from our father, that is our's, needs be gone, because thou sore longand our children's : now then, what- edst after thy father's house;yet wheresoever God hath said unto thee, do. fore hast thou stolen my gods?

17 | Then Jacob rose up, and set 31 And Jacob answered and said to his sons and his wives upon camels; Laban, Because I was afraid : for I

18 And he carried away all his cat- said, Peradventure thou wouldest take tle, and all his goods which he had by force thy daughters from me. gotten, the cattle of his getting, which 32 With whomsoever thou findest he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to thy gods, let him not live: before our go to Isaac his father in the land of brethren discern thou what is thine Canaan,

with me, and take it to thee: for 19 And Laban went to shear his Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen sheep: and Rachel had stolen the them. images that were her father's.

33 And Laban went into Jacob's 29 And Jacob stole away unawares tent, and into Leah's tent, and into to Laban the Syrian, in that he told the two maidservants' tents; but he him not that he fled.

found them not. Then went he out 21 So he fled with all that he had; of Leah's tent, and entered into Raand he rose up, and passed over the chel's tent. river, and set his face toward the 34 Now Rachel had taken the imamount Gilead.

ges, and put them in the camel's fur

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Jacob chideth with Laban. GENESIS, Jacob's vision at Maha niture, and sat upon them. And La 45 And Jacob took a stone, ai ban searched all the tent, but found it up for a pillar. them not.

46 And Jacob said unto his 35 And she said to her father, Let thren, Gather stones; and they it not displease my lord that I cannot stones, and made an heap: and rise up before thee; for the custom did eat there upon the heap. of women is upon me. And he search 47 And Laban called it Jegared, but found not the images.

dutha: but Jacob called it Gale 36 | And Jacob was wroth, and 48 And Laban said, This hea chode with Laban: and Jacob an witness between me and thee this swered and said to Lahan, What is my Therefore was the name of it trespass? what is my sin, that thou Galeed : hast so hotly pursued after me? 49 And Mizpah; for he said,

37 Whereas thou hast searched all LORD watch between me and my stuff, what hast thou found of all when we are absent one from and thy household stuff? set it here before 50 If thou shalt afflict


da my brethren and thy brethren, that ters, or if thou shalt take other they may judge betwixt us both.

besidesmy daughters, no man is 38 This twenty years have I been us; see, God is witness betwix with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats and thee. have not cast their young, and the rams 51 And Laban said to Jacob, of thy flock have I not eaten. hold this heap, and behold this pl

39 That which was torn of beasts which I have cast betwixt me and I brought not unto thee; I bare the 52 This heap be witness

, and loss of it; of my hand didst thou re- pillar be witness, that I will not quire it, whether stolen by day, or over this heap to thee, and that stolen by night.

shalt not pass over this heap and 40 Thus I was; in the day the pillar unto me, for harm. drought consumed me, and the frost 53 The God of Abraham, and by night; and my sleep departed from God of Nahor, the God of the

ther, judge betwixt us. And J 41 Thus have I been twenty years sware by the Fear of his father Is: in thy house: I served thee fourteen 54 Then Jacob offered years for thy two daughters, and six upon the mount, and called his years for thy cattle: and thou hast thren to eat bread: and they did changed my wages ten times. bread, and tarried all night in

42 Except the God of my father, mount. the God of Abraham, and the Fear of 55 And early in the morning L Isaac, had been with me, surely thou rose up, and kissed his sons and hadst sent me away now empty. God daughters, and blessed them : hath seen mine afliction, and the la- Laban departed, and returned bour of my hands, and rebuked thee his place. yesternight.

CHAP. XXXII. 43 | And Laban answered,and said 1 Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. 3 His me. unto Jacob, These daughters are my

to Esau. 6. He is afraid of Esau's com daughters, and these children are my

9 He prayeth for deliverance. 13 He eth a present to Esau.

24 He wres children, and these cattle are my cat with an angel at Peniel, where he is calle tle, and all that thou seest is mine;

rael. 31 He halteth. and what can I do this day unto these And Jacob went on his way, my daughters, or unto their children the angels of God met him. which they have borne ?

2 And when Jacob saw them, 44 Now therefore come thou, let us said, This is God's host: and he c make a covenant, I and thou; and leted the name of that place Mahana it be for a witness between me and thee. 3 And Jacob sent messengers

mine eyes.


Jacob's present to Esau. CHAP. XXXII. He wrestleth with an angel. fore him to Esau his brother, unto the 16 And he delivered them into the land of Seir, the country of Edom. hand of his servants, every drove by

4 And he commanded them, saying, themselves; and said unto his servants, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Pass over before me, and put a space Esau ; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, betwixt drove and drove. I have sojourned with Laban, and 17 And he commanded the forestayed there until now:

most, saying, When Esau my brother 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, and menservants, and womenservants: Whose art thou ? and whither goest and I have sent to tell my lord, that I thou ? and whose are these before may find grace in thy sight.

thee? 6 And the messengers returned to 18 Then thou shalt say, They be Jacob, saying, We came to thy bro- thy servant Jacob's: it is a present ther Esau, and also he cometh to meet sent unto my lord Esau: and behold thee, and four hundred men with him. also he is behind us.

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, 19 And so commanded he the se. and distressed: and he divided the cond, and the third, and all that folpeople that was with him, and the lowed the droves, saying, On this Aocks, and herds, and the camels into manner shall ye speak unto Esau, two bands;

when ye find him. 8 And said, If Esau come to the one 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, company, and smite it, then the other thy servant Jacob is behind us. For company which is left shall escape. he said, I will appease him with the

9 | And Jacob said, O God of my present that goeth before me, and father Abraham, and God of my fa- afterward I will see his face, peradther Isaac, the LORD which saidst venture he will accept of me. unto me, Return unto thy country, and 21 So went the present over before to thy kindred, and I will deal well him; and himself lodged that night in with thee:

the company. 10 I am not worthy of the least of 22 And he rose up that night, and all the mercies, and of all the truth, took his two wives, and his two womenwhich thou hast shewed unto thy ser servants, and his eleven sons, and passvant: for with my staff I passed over ed over the ford Jabbok. this Jordan, and now I am become 23 And he took them, and sent them two bands.

over the brook, and sent over that he 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from had. the hand of my brother, from the hand 24 | And Jacob was left alone; of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will and there wrestled a man with him, uncome and smite me, and the mother til the breaking of the day. with the children.

25 And when he saw that he pre12 And thou saidst, I will surely do vailed not against him, he touched the thee good, and make thy seed as the hollow of his thigh : and the hollow sand of the sea, which cannot be num- of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as bered for multitude.

he wrestled with him. 13 | And he lodged there that same 26 And he said, Let me go, for the night, and took of that which came day breaketh; and he said, I will to his hand a present for Esau his not let thee go, except thou bless me. brother;

27 And he said unto him, What is 14 Two hundred she goats and thy name? And he said, Jacob. twenty he goats, two hundred ewes

28 And he said, Thy name shall be and twenty rams,

called no more Jacob, but Israel : for 15 Thirty milch camels with their as a prince hast thou power with God colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty and with men, and hast prevailed. she asses and ten foals.

29 And Jacob asked him, and said,

Jacob halteth.

GENESIS Jacob and Esau's kindness. Tell me, I pray thee, thy name: and he said, These are to find grace in the he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost sight of my lord. ask after my name? And he blessed 9 And Esau said, I have enough, him there.

my brother; keep that thou hast unto 30 And Jacob called the name of thyself. the place Peniel: for I have seen io And Jacob said, Nay, I pray God face to face, and my life is pre- thee, if now I have found grace in thy served.

sight, then receive my present at my 31 And as he passed over Penuel hand: for therefore I have seen thy the sun rose upon him, and he halted face, as though I had seen the face of upon his thigh.

God, and thou wast pleased with me. 32 Therefore the children of Israel 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing eat not of the sinew which shrank, that is brought to thee; because God which is upon the hollow of the thigh, hath dealt graciously with me, and be unto this day ; because he touched cause I have enough : and he urged the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the him, and he took it. sinew that shrank.

12 And he said, Let us take our CHAP. XXXIII.

journey, and let us go, and I will go

before thee. I The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting. 17 Jacob cometh to Succoth. 18 At 13 And he said unto him, My lord Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar knoweth that the children are tender, called El-Elohe-Israel.

and the flocks and herds with young And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and are with me, and if men should overlooked, and behold, Esau came, and drive them one day, all the flock will with him four hundred men. And he die. divided the children unto Leah, and 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass unto Rachel, and unto the two hand over before his servant: and I will maids.

lead on softly according as the cattle 2 And he put the handmaids and that goeth before me and the children their children foremost, and Leah and be able to endure, until I come unto her children after, and Rachel and my lord unto Seir. Joseph hindermost.

15 And Esau said, Let me now 3 And he passed over before them, leave with thee some of the folk that and bowed himself to the ground are with me. And he said, What seven times, until he came near to needeth it? Let me find grace in the his brother.

sight of my lord. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and 16 | So Esau returned that day on embraced him, and fell on his neck, his way unto Seir. and kissed him: and they wept. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Suc

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw coth, and built him an house, and the women and the children, and said, made booths for his cattle: therefore Who are those with thee? And he the name of the place is called Succoth. said, The children which God hath 18 | And Jacob came to Shalem, a graciously given thy servant.

city of Shechem, which is in the land 6 Then the handmaidens came near, of Canaan, when he came from Padanthey and their children, and they bow- aram; and pitched his tent before the ed themselves.

city. 7 And Leah also with her child 19 And he bought a parcel of a ren came near, and bowed them- field, where he had spread his tent, selves ; and after came Joseph near at the hand of the children of Hamor, and Rachel, and they bowed them- Shechem's father, for an hundred selves.

pieces of money. 8 And he said, What meanest thou 20 And he erected there an altar, by all this drove which I met ? And | and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

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