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and she hasted, and let down her so upon her hand, and gave lini drink. 19 And, when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, u until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, and emptied ner pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man, wondering v at her, held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not. 22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden 5 earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets w for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I }. thee: is there room in hy father's house for us to lodge in 24 And she said unto him. I am the daughter of Bethuel, a the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. 25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. 26 And the man y bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God z of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of a his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren. 28 And the damsel ran and told them of her mother's house these things. 29 of And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was b Laban : and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his Sister, saying, Thus spake the man ulato me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the Camels at the well. 31 And he said, Come in, c thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without 3 for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels. 32 of And the man came into the

house; and he ungirded his camels,

and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

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and soliciteth Rebekah.

him to eat : but he said, d I will not eat until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's Servant. 35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; e and he is become reat : # and he hath given him ocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants and maidservants, and cannels, and asses. 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a son to my master when she was old : and unto him hath he given all that he hath. And my master made g me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell : 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper th way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house. 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God h of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper i my way which I go ; 43. Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; i: 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels : let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out k for my master's son. 45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, l behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. 46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink; and I will give thy camels drink also. So I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? ...And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah baro unto him : and I put the earring

Rebekah goeth to Isaac.

upon her face, m and the bracelets upon her hands. 48 And I bowed down my head, n and Yo. the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the rign way o to take my master's brothor's daughter unto his son. 49 And now if ye will dealp kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD ; q we cannot speak runto thee bad or good. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken. 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, S bowing himself to the earth. 63 And the servant brought forth 6 jewels of silver, and jewels t of ; and raiment, and gave them to ebekah : he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious u

o + 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us 7 a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, v seeing the LORD hath w prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master. 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth. 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man 1 a. And she said, I will go. 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, y and Abraham's servant, and his men. 60 And they blessed 2 Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art. Our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed sess the gate of those which late them. 61 os And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 62 And Isaac came from the way of the well a Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63 And Isaac went out 8 to b meditate in the field at the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold,the camels were coming.


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Death of Abraham.

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted c off the camel. 65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walk; eth in the field to meet us? the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, d and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother, Sarah's tent, e and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac f was comforted after his mother's death. CHAPTER XXV. 1 Abraham's sons by Keturah : 7 his age and death. 23 The birth of Esau and Jacob. 29 Esau Selleth his birthright. HEN again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. a 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, b and Ishbak, and Shuah. C 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, d and Dedan. e And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, f and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5 *| 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 away g from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto h the east COUIntry. 7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years. 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good i old age an old man, and full of years; and was gathered k to his people. 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; 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth : l there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his

W116. 11 *| And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac ; and fsaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 12"| Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham :

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unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria; and he 2 died in the presence of all his brethren. 19 °s And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son : Abraham begat Isaac : 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, 0 the daughter of Bethuelp the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD q for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of r him, and Rebekahl his wife Conceived. 22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus T And she went to inquire s of the LORD. 23 And the LORD 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 eldershall serve t the younger. 24 *s 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 an 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; u and his name was called Jacob : and Isaac was three

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27 And the boys grew : and Esau Was a cunning v hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain Inan, dwelling in w tents.

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because * he did eat of his venison: a but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29's And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau game from the field, and he was faint.


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Esau selleth his birthright.

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, 4 with that same red pottage; for I am faint : therefore was his name called 5 Edorn. 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. 32. And Esau said, Behold, I am 6 at the point to die : and what profit y 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 z unto Jacob. 34. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat a and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised b his birthright. CHAPTER XXVI. 1 Isaac goeth to Gerar: 2 God blesseth him : 26 Abimelech's covenant. ND there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine a that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech b king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into t; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn c in this land and I will be with thee, d and will bless thee for unto thee, and unto thy seed, will give all e these countries, and I will perform the oath f which I sware unto Abraham thy father: 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven and will give unto thy seed aii these countries ; and in thy seed g shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5 Because that Abraham ebeyed my voice, h and kept my charge,

. my commandments, my statutes,

and my laws. 6 *| And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, i She is my sister: for he feared k to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Re: kah; because she was fair to look upon. 8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that imelech 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 sai unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. o 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done l unto us? one

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lien with thy wife, and thou shouldesthave brought guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying. He that toucheth m this man or his wife shall surely be put to death. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and 1 received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him : 13 And the man waxed great, and 2 want forward, and grew until he became very great : . 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of 3 servants: and the Philistimes n 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 o mightier than we. 17's And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 18. And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death o 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 4 springing water. 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdsmen, sayIng. The water is ours: and he called the name of the well 5Esek; because they strove with him. 21. And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it 6 Sitnah. 22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it T Rehoboth ; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. 23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abrahám thy father; fear not, p for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy : for my servant Abraham's 88.K8. 25 And he q builded an altar there, and Galled upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a

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GENESIS, XXVII. His covenant with Abimelech.

from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol r the chief captain of his army. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate s me, and have sent me away tsrom you ? 28 And they said, 8 We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee; and we said, Let there be now an oath u betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; 29 That 9 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 v of the LORD. 30 And he made them w 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 then away, and they departed from him in peace. 32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came and toid him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. 33 And he called it 10 Shebah : therefore the name of the city is 11 Beer-sheba unto this day. 34"| And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath a the daughter of Elon the Hittite : 35 Which were 12 a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah. CHAPTER XXVII. 1 Isaac sends Esau for venison. 6 Jacob instructed by Rebekah, obtains the blessing. Aï. it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, a 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, išehold, now I am old, I know not b the day of my eath : 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and 1 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 c may bless thee before 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 of And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, Saying.

Jacob deceiveth Isaac.

7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before iny death. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, d 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 savoury meat e for thy father, such as he loveth : 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairyfman, and I am a smooth

IIl{t} . 12 My father peradventure willg feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a h curse upon me, and not a blessing. 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me i 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, k Such as his father loved. 15 And Rebekah took 2 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; 17And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had preJared, into the hand of her son acob. 18's And he came unto his father, and said, My father: And he said Here am I; who art thou, my son 3 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn ; l I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless

IIlê. 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it So quickly, my son 4 And he said, Because m the LoRD thy God brought it 3 to me. 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Qome near, I pray thee, that I may feel n thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice }. the hands are the hands of OSall.

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Esau's disappointment.

blessed him. 24 And he said, Art thou my very Son Esau ? And he said, p I am. 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. 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near mow, and kiss me, my SOn. 27 And he came near, and kissed him : and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed q him, and said, See, r the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed : s 28 Therefore God give thee of t the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons u bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, v and blessed be he that blesseth thee. 30 off And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce one out from the presence of saac his father, that Esau his bro. ther came in from his hunting. 31 And he also had made savoury 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 lsaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. 33 And Isaac 4 trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath 5 taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before w thou camest, and have blessed him yea, 2 and he shall be blessed. 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, y O my father. 35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtlety, z and hath taken away thy blessing: 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named 6 Jacob for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; a and, behold, now he hath, taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing forme? 37 And answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, b * all hus brethren

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