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Jacob marrieth Rachel. GENESIS. The children of Jacob. serve with thee for Rachel ? where 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled fore then hast thou beguiled me? against Rachel; and he said, Aml

26 And Laban said, It must not be in God's stead, who hath withheld so done in our country, to give the from thee the fruit of the womb ? younger before the firstborn.

3 And she said, Behold my maid 27 Fulfil her week, and we will Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall give thee this also for the service bear upon my knees, that I may also which thou shalt serve with me yet have children by her. seven other years.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled handmaid to wife: and Jacob went her week: and he gave him Rachel in unto her. his daughter to wife also.

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his Jacob a son. daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be 6 And Rachel said, God hath her maid.

judged me, and hath also heard my 30 And he went in also unto Ra- voice, and hath given me a son: chel, and he loved also Rachel more therefore called she his name Dan. than Leah, and served with him yet

7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conseven other years.

ceived again, and bare Jacob a sec31 | And when the LORD saw ond son. that Leah was hated, he opened her 8 And Rachel said, With great womb: but Rachel was barren. wrestlings have I wrestled with my

32 And Leah conceived, and bare sister, and I have prevailed: and a son; and she called his name Reu- she called his name Naphtali

. ben: for she said, Surely the LORD 9 When Leah saw that she had hath looked upon my affliction ; left bearing, she took Zilpah her now therefore my husband will love maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. me.

10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare 33 And she conceived again, and Jacob a son. bare a son; and said, Because the 11 And Leah said, A troop comLORD hath heard that I was hated, eth: and she called his name Gad. he hath therefore given me this son 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare also: and she called his name Sim- Jacob a second son. eon,

13 And Leah said, Happy am I, 34 And she conceived again, and for the daughters will call me blessbare a son; and said, Now this time ed: and she called his name Asher. will my husband be joined unto 14 | And Reuben went in the me, because I have borne him three days of wheat harvest, and found sons: therefore was his name call- mandrakes in the field, and brought ed Levi,

them unto his mother Leah. Then 35 And she conceived again, and Rachel said to Leah, Give me, 1 bare a son ; and she said, Now will pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. I praise the LORD: therefore she 15 And she said unto her, Is it a called his name Judah; and left small matter that thou hast taken bearing.

my husband? and wouldest thou CHAPTER XXX.

take away my son's mandrakes Rachel giveth Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. 5 She also ? And Rachel said, Therefore bearein Dan and Nu phtali. 9 Leah giveth 2il

, he shall lie with thee to night for pah her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. 14 Leah beareth' Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. thy son's mandrakes. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph. 25 Jacob desireth to 16 And Jacob came out of the field depart. 27 Laban stayelh him on a new covenânt. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby he became rich. in the evening, and Leah went out A

bare Jacob no children, Rachel come in unto me; for surely I have envied her sister; and said unto Ja- hired thee with my son's mandrakes. cob, Give me children, or else I die. And he lay with her that night.


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The birth of Joseph. GENESIS.

Jacob becometh mich. 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, do this thing for me, I will again and she conceived, and bare Jacob feed and keep thy flock. the fifth son.

32 I will pass through all thy flock 18 And Leah said, God hath given to day, removing from thence all me my hire, because I have given the speckled and spotted cattle, my maiden to my husband : and and all the brown cattle among the she called his name Issachar. sheep, and the spotted and speckled

19 And Leah conceived again, and among the goats: and of such shall bare Jacob the sixth son.

hire. 20 And Leah said, God hath endued 33 So shall my righteousness anme with a good dowry; now will my swer for me in time to come, when husband dwell with me, because I it shall come for my hire before thy have borne him six sons: and she face: every one that is not speckled called his name Zebulun.

and spotted among the goats, and 21 And afterwards she bare a brown among the sheep, that shall daughter, and called her name be counted stolen with me. Dinah.

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would 22 { And God remembered Ra- it might be according to thy word. chel, and God hearkened to her, 35 And he removed that day the and opened her womb.

he goats that were ringstreaked and 23 And she conceived, and bare a spotted, and all the she goats that son ; and said, God hath taken away were speckled and spotted, and evmy reproach:

ery one that had some white in it, 24 And she called his name Jo- and all the brown among the sheep, seph; and said, The Lord shall add and gave them into the hand of his to me another son. 25 And it came to pass,

when 36 And he set three days' journey Rachel had borne Joseph, that Ja- betwixt himself and Jacob; and Jacob said unto Laban, Send me cob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. away, that I may go unto mine 37 | And Jacob took him rods own place, and to my country. of green poplar, and of the hazel

26 Give me my wives and my and chesnut tree; and pilled white children, for whom I have served streaks in them, and made the white thee, and let me go: for thou know- appear which was in the rods. est my service which I have done 38 And he set the rods which he thee.

had pilled before the flocks in the 27 And Laban said unto him, I gutters in the watering troughs pray thee, if I have found favour in when the flocks came to drink, that thine eyes, tarry: for I have learn- they should conceive when they ed by experience that the Lord came to drink. hath blessed me for thy sake.

39 And the flocks conceived be28 And he said, Appoint me thy fore the rods, and brought forth wages, and I will give it.

cattle ringstreaked, speckled, and 29 And he said unto him, Thou spotted. knowest how I have served thee, 40 And Jacob did separate the and how thy cattle was with me.

lambs, and set the faces of the 30 For it was little which thou flocks toward the ringstreaked, and hadst before I came, and it is now all the brown in the flock of Laban; increased unto a multitude; and and he put his own flocks by themthe Lord hath blessed thee since selves, and put them not unto Lamy coming: and now, when shall I ban's cattle. provide for mine own house also ? 41 And it came to pass, whenso31 And he said, What shall I give ever the stronger cattle did conthee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt ceive, that Jacob laid the rods benot give me any thing: if thou wilt / fore the eyes of the cattle in the


Jacob departeth

GENESIS. secretly from Laban. gutters, that they might conceive 11 And the angel of God spake among the rods.

unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: 42 But when the cattle were fee- and I said, Here am I. ble, he put them not in: so the fee- 12 And he said, Lift up now thine bler were Laban's, and the stronger eyes, and see, all the rams which Jacob's.

leap upon the cattle are ringstreak43 And the man increased exceed-ed, speckled, and grizzled : for ingly, and had much cattle, and have seen all that Laban doeth unmaidservants, and menservants, and to thee. camels, and asses.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, where

thou anointedst the pillar, and where CHAPTER XXXI.

thou vowedst a vow unto me: now Jacob departeth secretly from Laban; 19 Rachel arise, get thee out from this land,

after Jacob, 26 and complaineth of the wrong: and return unto the land of thy kin34 Rachel's policy to hide the images. 36 Jacob's

dred. complaint of Laban. 43 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed.

14 And Rachel and Leah answer


ban's sons, saying, Jacob hath any portion or inheritance for us in taken away all that was our father's; our father's house? and of that which was our father's 15 Are we not counted of him hath he gotten all this glory. strangers ? for he hath sold us, and

2 And Jacob beheld the counte- hath quite devoured also our money, nance of Laban, and, behold, it was 16 For all the riches which God not toward him as before.

hath taken from our father, that 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, is ours, and our children's: now Return unto the land of thy fathers, then, whatsoever God hath said unand to thy kindred; and I will be to thee, do. with thee.

17 | Then Jacob rose up, and set 4 And Jacob sent and called Ra- his sons and his wives upon camels; chel and Leah to the field unto his 18 And he carried away all his flock,

cattle, and all his goods which he 5 And said unto them, I see your had gotten, the cattle of his getting, father's countenance, that it is not which he had gotten in Padan-aram, toward me as before ; but the God for to go to Isaac his father in the of my father hath been with me. land of Canaan.

6 And ye know that with all my 19 And Laban went to shear his power I have served your father. sheep: and Rachel had stolen the

7 And your father hath deceived me, images that were her father's. and changed my wages ten times; 20 And Jacob stole away unabut God suffered him not to hurt me. wares to Laban the Syrian, in that

8 If he said thus, The speckled he told him not that he fled. shall be thy wages; then all the 21 So he fled with all that he had ; cattle bare speckled: and if he said and he rose up, and passed over the thus, The ringstreaked shall be thy river, and set his face toward the hire; then bare all the cattle ring- mount Gilead. streaked.

22 And it was told Laban on the 9 Thus God hath taken away the third day, that Jacob was fled. cattle of your father, and given them 23 And he took his brethren with to me.

him, and pursued after him seven 10 And it came to pass at the time days' journey; and they overtook that the cattle conceived, that I lift- him in the mount Gilead. ed up mine eyes, and saw in a 24 And God came to Laban the dream, and, behold, the rams which Syrian in a dream by night, and said leaped upon the cattle were ring- unto him, Take heed that thou speak streaked, speckled, and grizzled. not to Jacob either good or bad.


Laban overtaketh him. GENESIS. Jacob blameth Laban. 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. 36 [ And Jacob was wroth, and Now Jacob had pitched his tent in chode with Laban: and Jacob anthe mount: and Laban with his swered and said to Laban, What is brethren pitched in the mount of my trespass ? what is my sin, that Gilead.

thou hast so hotly pursued after me? 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What 37 Whereas thou hast searched all hast thou done, that thou hast stolen my stuff, what hast thou found of all away unawares to me, and carried thy household stuff? set it here beaway my daughters, as captives fore my brethren and thy brethren, taken with the sword?

that they may judge betwixt us both. 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away 38 This twenty years have I been secretly, and steal away from me; with thee; thy ewes and thy she and didst not tell me, that I might goats have not cast their young, and have sent thee away with mirth, the rams of thy flock have Inot eaten. and with songs, with tabret, and 39 That which was torn of beasts with harp!

I brought not unto thee; I bare the 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss loss of it; of my hand didst thou reiny sons and my daughters ? thou quire it, whether stolen by day, or hast now done foolishly in so doing. stolen by night. 29 It is in the power of my hand 40 Thus I was; in the day the to do you hurt : but the God of your drought consumed me, and the frost father spake unto me yesternight, by night; and my sleep departed saying, Take thou heed that thou from mine eyes. speak not to Jacob either good or 41 Thus have I been twenty years bad.

in thy house: I served thee fourteen 30 And now, though thou wouldest years for thy two daughters, and six needs be gone, because thou sore years for thy cattle; and thou hast longedst after thy father's house, yet changed my wages ten times. wherefore bast thou stolen my gods? 42 Except the God of my father, 31 And Jacob answered and said the God of Abraham, and the fear to Laban, Because I was afraid : for of Isaac, had been with me, surely I said, Peradventure thou wouldest thou hadst sentme away now empty. take by force thy daughters from me. God hath seen mine amfiction and 32 With whomsoever thou findest the labour of my hands, and rebuked thy gods, let him not live: before thee yesternight. our brethren discern thou what is 43 T And Laban answered and thine with me, and take it to thee. said unto Jacob, These daughters Por Jacob knew not that Rachel are my daughters, and these children had stolen them.

are my children, and these cattle are 33 And Laban went into Jacob's my cattle, and all that thou seest is tent, and into Leah's tent, and into mine: and what can I do this day unthe two maidservants' tents; but to these my daughters, or unto their he found them not. Then went he children which they have borne? out of Leah's tent, and entered into 44 Now therefore come thou, let Rachel's tent.

us make a covenant, I and thou; 34 Now Rachel had taken the and let it be for a witness between images, and put them in the camel's me and thee. furniture, and sat upon them. And 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set Laban searched all the tent, but it up for a pillar. found them not.

46 And Jacob said unto his breth35 And she said to her father, Let ren, Gather stones; and they took it not displease my lord that I can- stones, and made a heap: and they not rise up before thee ; for the cus- did eat there upon the heap. tom of women is upon me. And he 47 And Laban called it Jegar-sasearched, but found not the images. hadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.



The return of Laban. GENESIS. Jacob afraid of Esar

48 And Laban said, This heap is flocks, and menservants, and woma witness between me and thee this enservants : and I have sent to tell day. Therefore was the name of my lord, that I may find grace in it called Galeed,

thy sight. 49 And Mizpah; for he said, The 6 And the messengers returned to LORD watch between me and thee, Jacob, saying, We came to thy broth. when we are absent one from an er Esau, and also he cometh to meet other.

thee,and four hundred men with him. 50 If thou shalt afflict my daugh 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid ters, or if thou shalt take other wives and distressed: and he divided the beside my daughters, no man is with people that was with him, and the us; see, God is witness betwixt me flocks, and herds, and the camels, and thee,

into two bands; 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Be 8 And said, If Esau come to the one hold this heap, and behold this pil- company, and smite it, then the other lar, which I have cast betwixt me company which is left shall escape. and thee;

9 | And Jacob said, O God of my 52 This heap be witness, and this father Abraham, and God of my fapillar be witness, that I will not pass ther Isaac, the LORD which saidst over this heap to thee, and that thou unto me, Return unto thy country, shalt not pass over this heap and and to thy kindred, and I will deal this pillar unto me, for harm. well with thee: 53 The God of Abraham, and the 10 I am not worthy of the least of God of Nahor, the God of their fa- all the mercies, and of all the truth, ther, judge betwixt us. And Jacob which thou hast shewed unto thy sware by the fear of his father Isaac. servant; for with my

staff I 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice up- over this Jordan ; and now I am beon the mount, and called his brethren come two bands. to eat bread: and they did eat bread, 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from and tarried all night in the mount. the hand of my brother, from the

55 And early in the morning La- hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest ban rose up, and kissed his sons and he will come and smite me, and the his daughters, and blessed them: mother with the children. and Laban departed, and returned 12 And thou saidst, I will surely unto his place.

do thee good, and make thy seed as CHAPTER XXXII.

the sand of the sea, which cannot

be numbered for multitude. Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. 3 His message to Esau. 6 He is afraid of Exau's coming. 9 He

13 | And he lodged there that same prayeth for deliverance 13 He sendet å present night; and took of that which came niel, where he is called Israel. 31 He halleth up

to his hand a present for Esau his on his thigh.

brother; ND Jacob went on his way, and 14 Two hundred she goats and

twenty he goats, two hundred ewes 2 And when Jacob saw them, he and twenty rams, said, This is God's host: and he call 15 Thirty milch camels with their ed the name of that place Mahanaim. colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twen

3 And Jacob sent messengers be- ty she asses and ten foals. fore him to Esau his brother unto 16 And he delivered them into the the land of Seir, the country of Edom. hand of his servants, every drove by

4 And he commanded them, say- themselves; and said unto his serving, Thus shall ye speak unto my ants, Pass over before me, and put lord Esau ; Thy servant Jacob saith a space betwixt drove and drove. thus, I have sojourned with Laban, 17 And he commanded the foreand stayed there until now: most, saying, When Esau my broth5 And I have oxen, and asses, er meeteth thee, and asketh thee,

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