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His present to Esare. GENESIS. Their friendly meeting. saying, Whose art thou ? and whith the sun rose upon him, and he halted er goest thou ? and whose are these upon his thigh. before thee!

32 Therefore the children of Israel 18 Then thou shalt say, They be eat not of the sinew which shrank, thy servant Jacob's; it is a present which is upon the hollow of the sent unto my lord Esau: and, be- thigh, unto this day; because he hold, also he is behind us.

touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh 19 And so commanded he the sec- in the sinew that shrank. ond, and the third, and all that fol

CHAPTER XXXIII. lowed the droves, saying, On this

The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting, manner shall ye speak unto Esau, 17 Jacob cometh to Succoth. 18 At Shalem lie when ye find him.

buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar. 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, ND Jacob lifted up


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he said, I will appease him with the and with him four hundred men. present that goeth before me, and And he divided the children unto afterward I will see his face; per- Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto adventure he will accept of me.

the two handmaids. 21 So went the present over before 2 And he put the handmaids and hím; and himself lodged that night their children foremost, and Leah in the company

and her children after, and Rachel 22 And he rose up that night, and and Joseph hindermost. took his two wives, and his two 3 And he passed over before them, womenservants, and his eleven sons, and bowed himself to the ground and passed over the ford Jabbok. seven times, until he came near to

23 And he took them, and sent his brother. them over the brook, and sent over 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and that he had.

embraced him, and fell on his neck, 24 And Jacob was left alone; and kissed him: and they wept. and there wrestled a man with him 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw until the breaking of the day. the women and the children, and 25 And when he saw that he pre- said, Who are those with thee? And vailed not against him, he touched he said, The children which God the hollow of his thigh; and the hol- hath graciously given thy servant. low of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, 6 Then the handmaidens came as he wrestled with him.

near, they and their children, and 26 And he said, Let me go, for the they bowed themselves. day breaketh. And he said, I will 7 And Leah also with her children not let thee go, except thou bless me. came near, and bowed themselves :

27 And he said unto him, What is and after came Joseph near and Rathy name? And he said, Jacob. chel, and they bowed themselves. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be 8 And he said, What meanest thou called no more Jacob, but Israel: for by all this drove which I met? And as a prince hast thou power with God he said, These are to find grace in and with men, and hast prevailed. the sight of my lord. 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, 9 And Esau said, I have enough, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And my brother ; keep that thou hast he said, Wherefore is it that thou unto thyself. dost ask after my name? And he

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray blessed him there.

thee, if now I have found grace in 30 And Jacob called the name of thy sight, then receive my present the place Peniel: for I have seen at my hand : for therefore I have God face to face, and my life is pre- seen thy face, as though I had seen served.

the face of God, and thou wast 31 And as he passed over Penuel | pleased with me.

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The return of Esaru. GENESIS. Shechem's wickedness, 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing country, saw her, he took her, and that is brought to thee; because God lay with her, and defiled her. hath dealt graciously with me, and 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah because I have enough. And he the daughter of Jacob, and he loved urged him, and he took it.

the damsel, and spake kindly unto 12 And he said, Let us take our the damsel. . journey, and let us go, and I will 4 And Shechem spake unto his go before thee father Hamor, saying, Get me this 13 And he said unto him, My lord damsel to wife. knoweth that the children are ten 5 And Jacob heard that he had to der, and the flocks and herds with defiled Dinah his daughter: now young are with me; and if men his sons were with his cattle in the should overdrive them one day, all field: and Jacob held his peace unthe flock will die.

til they were come. 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass 6 And Hamor the father of over before his servant; and I will Shechem went out unto Jacob to lead on softly, according as the cat- commune with him. tle that goeth before me and the 7 And the sons of Jacob came out children be able to endure, until I of the field when they heard it: and come unto my lord unto Seir. the men were grieved, and they were

15 And Esau said, Let me now very wroth, because he had wrought leave with thee some of the folk folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's that are with me. And he said, daughter; which thing ought not to What needeth it? let me find grace be done. in the sight of my lord.

8 And Hamor communed with 16 | So Esau returned that day them, saying, The soul of my son on his way unto Seir.

Shechem longeth for your daughter: 17 And Jacob journeyed to Suc- I pray you give her him to wife. coth, and built him a house, and 9 And make ye marriages with us, made booths for his cattle: therefore and give your daughters unto us, the name of the place is called Suc- and take our daughters unto you. coth.

10 And ye shall dwell with us: 18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a and the land shall be before you ; city of Shechem, which is in the land dwell and trade ye therein, and get of Canaan, when he came from Pa- you possessions therein. dan-aram; and pitched his tent be 11 And Shechem said unto her fafore the city.

ther and unto her brethren, Let me 19 And he bought a parcel of a find grace in your eyes, and what field, where he had spread his tent, ye shall say unto me I will give. at the hand of the children of Ha 12 Ask me never so much dowry mor, Shechem's father, for a hun- and gift, and I will give according dred pieces of money.


say unto me: but give 20 And he erected there an altar, me the damsel to wife. and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered CHAPTER XXXIV.

Shechem and Hamor his father deDinah is defiled by Shechem. 4 He sueth to marry ceitfully, and said, because he had

her. 13 The sons of Jacob offer the condition of, defiled Dinah their sister: circumcision to the Shechemites. 20 Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it. 25 The sans 14 And they said unto them, We of Jacob upon that advantage slay them, 27 and spoil their city. 30 Jacob reproveth Simeon and cannot do this thing, to give our Levi.

sister to one that is uncircumcised; ND Dinah the daughter of Leah, for that were a reproach unto us:

15 But in this will we consent unto out to see the daughters of the land. you: If ye will be as we be, that ev2 And when Shechem the son of ery male of you be circumcised; Hamor the Hivite, prince of the 16 Then will we give our daugh

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The Shechemnites slain. GENESIS. Jacob sent to Beth-el. ters unto you, and we will take your / which was in the city, and that daughters to us, and we will dwell which was in the field, with you, and we will become one 29 And all their wealth, and all people.

their little ones, and their wives 17 But if ye will not hearken unto took they captive, and spoiled even us, to be circumcised; then will we all that was in the house. take our daughter, and we will be 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and gone.

Levi, Ye have troubled me to make 18 And their words pleased Ha- me to stink among the inhabitants mor and Shechem Hamor's son. of the land, among the Canaanites

19 And the young man deferred and the Perizzites: and I being few not to do the thing, because he had in number, they shall gather themdelight in Jacob's daughter: and he selves together against me, and slay was more honourable than all the me; and I shall be destroyed, I and house of his father.

20 And Hamor and Shechem his 31 And they said, Should he deal son came unto the gate of their city, with our sister as with a harlot ? and communed with the men of their

CHAPTER XXXV. city, saying,

God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He pulleth away 2i These men are peaceable with the strange gods from his household. 6 He

buildeth an altar at Beth-el. 8 Deborah dieth. us ; therefore let them dwell in the

9 God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el. 16 Rachel land, and trade therein; for the land, travaileth with Benjamin, and dieth in the way

to Beth-lehem. 23 The sons of Jacob. 27 Jaco' behold, it is large enough for them;

cometh to Isaac at Hebron. 28 The age, death, let us take their daughters to us for and burial of Isaac. wives , and let us give them our

ND God said unto Jacob, Arise, daughters.

go up to Beth-el, and dwell 22 Only herein will the men con- there: and make there an altar unto sent unto us for to dwell with us, to God, that appeared unto thee when be one people, if every male among thou fleddest from the face of Esau us be circumcised, as they are cir- thy brother. cumcised.

2 Then Jacob said unto his house23 Shall not their cattle and their hold, and to all that were with him, substance and every beast of theirs Put away the strange gods that are be ours? only let us consent unto among you, and be clean, and change them, and they will dwell with us.

your garments: 24 And unto Hamor and unto 3 And let us arise, and go up to Shechem his son hearkened all that Beth-el ; and I will make there an went out of the gate of his city; and altar unto God, who answered me every male was circumcised, all that in the day of my distress, and was went out of the gate of his city. with me in the way which I went. 25 And it came to pass on the third 4 And they gave unto Jacob all day, when they were sore, that two the strange gods which were in their of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Le-hand, and all their earrings which vi

, Dinah's brethren, took each man were in their ears; and Jacob hid his sword, and came upon the city them under the oak which was by boldly, and slew all the males. Shechem. 26 And they slew Hamor and She 5 And they journeyed : and the chem his son with the edge of the terror of God was upon the cities sword, and took Dinah out of She- that were round about them, and chem's house, and went out. they did not pursue after the sons 27 The sons of Jacob came upon of Jacob. the slain, and spoiled the city, be 6 So Jacob came to Luz which cause they had defiled their sister. is in the land of Canaan, that is, 28 They took their sheep, and Beth-el, he and all the people that their oxen, and their asses, and that were with him.


God blesseth Jacob.


Jacob's twelve sons. 7 And he built there an altar, and spread his tent beyond the tower of called the place El-beth-el; because Edar. there God appeared unto him, when 22 And it came to pass, when Ishe fled from the face of his brother. rael dwelt in that land, that Reuben 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse went and lay with Bilhah his fadied, and she was buried beneath ther's concubine: and Israel heard Beth-el under an oak: and the name it. Now the sons of Jacob were of it was called Allon-bachuth. twelve:

9 And God appeared unto Jacob 23 The sons of Leah ; Reuben, Jaagain, when he came out of Padan- cob's firstborn, and Simeon, and aram, and blessed him.

Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and 10 And God said unto him, Thy Zebulun: name is Jacob: thy name shall not 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, be called any more Jacob, but Israel and Benjamin: shall be thy name; and he called his 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Raname Israel.

chel's handmaid; Dan, and Naph11 And God said unto him, I am tali: God Almighty: be fruitful and mul- 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's tiply; a nation and a company of handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These nations shall be of thee, and kings are the sons of Jacob, which were shall come out of thy loins;

born to him in Padan-aram. 12 And the land which I gave 27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will father unto Mamre, unto the city of give it, and to thy seed after thee Arba, which is Hebron, where Abrawill I give the land.

ham and Isaac sojourned. 13 And God went up from him in 28 And the days of Isaac were a the place where he talked with him. hundred and fourscore years.

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, the place where he talked with and died, and was gathered unto him, even a pillar of stone: and he his people, being old and full of poured a drink offering thereon, and days: and his sons Esau and Jacob he poured oil thereon.

buried him. 15 And Jacob called the name of

CHAPTER XXXVI. the place where God spake with Esau's family in Canaan. 6 He removeth to mount him, Beth-el.

Seir. 9 His descendants in Seir. 20 The sons

and dukes of Seir. 31 The kings of Edom. 40 16 | And they journeyed from The dukes that descended of Esau. Beth-el; and there was but a little OW these are the generations way to come to Ephrath: and Ra of Esau, who is Edom. chel travailed, and she had hard la 2 Esau took his wives of the danghbour.

ters of Canaan; Adah the daughter 17 And it came to pass, when she of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah was in hard labour, that the mid- the daughter of Anah the daughter wife said unto her, Fear not; thou of Zibeon the Hivite, shalt have this son also.

3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daugh18 And it came to pass, as her soul ter, sister of Nebajoth. was in departing, (for she died,) that 4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; she called his name Ben-oni : but and Bashemath bare Reuel ; his father called him Benjamin. 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and

19 And Rachel died, and was bur- Jaalam, and Korah: these are the ied in the way to Ephrath, which is sons of Esau, which were born unBeth-lehem.

to him in the land of Canaan. 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon 6 And Esau took his wives, and her grave: that is the pillar of Ra- his sons, and his daughters, and all chel's grave unto this day.

the persons of his house, and his 21 [ And Israel journeyed, and cattle, and all his beasts, and all his


Esau's descendants.

The sons of Seir.
substance, which he had got in the bamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's
land of Canaan; and went into the wife.
country from the face of his brother 19 These are the sons of Esau,

who is Edom, and these are their 7 For their riches were more than dukes. that they might dwell together; and 20 | These are the sons of Seir the land wherein they were stran- the Horite, who inhabited the land : gers could not bear them because Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and of their cattle.

Anah, 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Esau is Edom.

Dishan: these are the dukes of the 9 And these are the generations Horites, the children of Seir in the of Esan the father of the Edomites land of Edom. in mount Seir:

22 And the children of Lotan were 10 These are the names of Esau's Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sissons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the ter was Timna. wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashe 23 And the children of Shobal were math the wife of Esau.

these; Alvan, and Manahath, and 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, 24 And these are the children of and Kenaz.

Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this 12 And Timna was concubine to was that Anah that found the mules Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare in the wilderness, as he fed the assto Eliphaz Amalek: these were the les of Zibeon his father, sons of Adah Esau's wife.

25 And the children of Anah were 13 And these are the sons of Reu- these ; Dishon, and Aholibamah the el; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, daughter of Anah. and Mizzah: these were the sons 26 And these are the children of of Bashemath Esau's wife.

Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and 14 And these were the sons of Ithran, and Cheran. Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah 27 The children of Ezer are these ; the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. and she bare to Esau Jeush, and 28 The children of Dishan are Jaalam, and Korah.

these; Uz, and Aran. 15 ( These were dukes of the sons 29 These are the dukes that came of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the of the Horites ; duke Lotan, duke firstborn son of Esau; duke Te Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, man, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Kenaz,

Dishan: these are the dukes that 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and came of Hori, among their dukes in duke Amalek: these are the dukes the land of Seir. that came of Eliphaz in the land 31 | And these are the kings that of Edom: these were the sons of reigned in the land of Edom, before Adah.

there reigned any king over the 17 And these are the sons of children of Israel. Reuel Esau's son ; duke Nahath,

32 And Bela the son of Beor reignduke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke ed in Edom: and the name of his Mizzah: these are the dukes that city was Dinhabah. came of Reuel in the land of Edom : 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the these are the sons of Bashemath son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in Esau's wife.

his stead. 18 And these are the sons of 34 And Jobab died, and Husham Aholibamah Esau's wife ; duke Je- of the land of Temani reigned in his ush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these stead. were the dukes that came of Aholi 35 And Husham died, and Hadad

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