THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES compared
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The 1st Chapter
In the beginning God created heaven and earth. he earth was of God moved upon the water.
God saidet there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good: and divided the light from the darknessnd called the light ay, and the darkness ightnd the evening and morning the first day.
And God saidet there be a firmament the waters, and let it divide the waters God made the firmament, and the waters which were under the firmament from the waters were above the firmament: nd it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and morning the second day.
And God saidet the waters under heaven gather unto one place, the dry land appearnd it so And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of waters called he eand God saw that it was good.And God saidet the earth bring forth And the earth brought forth herb seed his kind, and God saw that it was goodnd the evening and morning the third day.
saidet there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night be signs, seasons, days and years And let them be lights in the firmament of heaven to upon the earth: nd it was. And God made two great lights greater light to rule the day, and less light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God them in the firmament of heaven to upon the earth, nd to rule the day and the night and to divide the light from darknessnd God saw that it was goodnd the evening and morning the fourth day.
And God saidet the water bring forth creature that ha life, and fowl fly the earth the firmament of heaven. And God created great whales and creature that move, which the waters brought forth their kind, and kindnd God saw that it was goodnd God blessed them saying and multiply and fill the waters the seas, and let fowl multiply the earth. And the evening and morning the fifth day.
And God saidet the earth bring forth living kind cattle and and beast of the earth kind and it . And God made the beast of the earth kind, and cattle their kind, and the earth kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God saidet us make man in our after our likeness: have over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over that the earth. God created man his , the of God created he him male and female created he them.And God blessed them, and God said unto them and multiply and the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over that move the earth.
And God said, I have given you herb seed, which the earth, and of the earth, and fowl of the air and that creepeth the earth is life,
that he had made, and goodnd the evening and morning the sixth day.
The 2nd Chapter
Thus heaven and earth finished all thend the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and rested the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it in it he rested from all his work which created and made.
These are the generations of heaven and earth when they were created, in the the God earth and the of the field before in the earthnd herb of the field before for the God had rain upon the earth, there a man to till the , and breathed into his the breath of life man a living soul.
he God planted a garden in Eden and there he man whom he had formed. the tree of life in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.And a river out of Eden to water the garden, and into four . The name of the And the gold of that is there is bdellium and stonehe name of the second river is Gihon compasseth the land of . And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.And the God took , and put him in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
And the God commanded saying Of tree of the garden thou eat: But of the tree of knowledge of good and
man should be alone I will make him an of the field, and fowl of the air brought them unto Adam to see what he would call themnd Adam called living , And Adam gave names all cattle, and the fowl of the air, and beast of the fieldut there was found him
the God a Adam, and he sleptnd he took one of his ribs, and and brought her unto . Adam This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh shall be called oman because she was taken of an. shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh. And they were naked, and his wife, and were not ashamed.
The 3rd Chapter
the serpent was than beast of the field which the God had madend said unto the womane, hath God said, e shall not eat of tree the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, of the fruit of the trees the gardenut of the fruit of the tree is in the midst of the garden said eat , ye touch it, lest ye die. the serpent unto the womane shall not die: God doth know that ye eat your eyes be opened, and ye be as od, good and evil.
And the woman saw that tree , and the eyes, and a tree to took of the fruit and , and gave unto her husband with her and he . And the eyes of both were opened, they that they were naked they sewed fig leaves together and made aprons.And they heard the voice of the God in the garden in the cool of the daynd Adam and his wife from the of the God among the trees of the garden.
And the God called Adam, and said unto himhere art thou? And he hy voice in the garden, I was afraid, because I was naked and hid myself.
And he said Who told thee that thou wast naked? ast thou eaten of the tree, I thee that thou shouldest not eat? And The woman thou gavest to with me, she me of the tree, and I . And the God said unto the womanthou ? And the woman The serpent me and I .
And the God said unto the serpentecause thou hast upon thy belly shalt thou go and shalt thou eat all days of thy life I will put between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed shall head, and thou shalt heel.
nto the woman he said I will thy sorrow thy husband, and he shall rule thee.
And unto Adam he said thou hast the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, sayinghou not : cursed the for thy saken sorrow shalt thou eat all days of thy lifehorns and thistles theend thou shalt eat the herb of the field In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, thou return unto the thou taken: for thou art, and unto shalt thou return.
And Adam called his wife because she was the mother of all .
Adam and his wife of skins, and them.
And the God said and take also of the tree of life, and eat and live ever the God him the garden of Eden, to till the whence he was taken. , to keep the way the tree of life.
The 4th Chapter
And Adam his wife conceived and bare Cain, and said I have gotten a man the . And she bare his brother Abel And Abel a, Cain a .
And in process of time, that Cain brought of the fruit of the an offering unto the . And Abel he brought of the firstlings of his and of the fat . And the unto Abel and to his offeringut unto Cain and his offering he not. And Cain was
And Cain talked with Abel his brother they were in the field, Cain Abel his brother, and slew him.
And the said unto Cainhere is Abel thy brother? And he said I I my brothers keeper? And he said What hast thou done? he voice of thy brothers blood unto me the . And now cursed the earth, which opened her mouth to receive thy brothers blood handhen thou tillest the ground shall henceforth
And Cain said unto the me out this day from the face of the earth and from thy I and I be and a vagabond the earth whosoever slayeth Cain shall be sevenfold. And the a mark upon Cain him should kill him.
And Cain went out from the of the , and dwelt in the land Nod, on the east of Eden.And Cain his wife conceived and bare nochnd he a city, and called the name of after the name of his son, noch. And begat Lamech.
And Lamech took him two wives: the one Ada, and the other And Ada bare Jabal And his brothers name she also bare Tubalcain in of in brass and iron
ye wives of Lamech hearken unto my for I have slain a man , and a young man Cain shall be avenged sevenfold Lamech seventy sevenfold.
Adam his wife again and she bare a son and called his name Seth For Godsaid she hath me another Abel whom Cain slew. And Seth a son and called his name Enos began men to call the name of the .
The 5th Chapter
This is the book of the generation of . In the day God created man made him Male and female he them, and called their name, in the day when they were created. And Adam an hundred and thirty years, begat a son in his own likeness, after his and called his name Seth And the days of Adam after he Seth were eight hundred years and begat sons and daughters And all the days Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years and he died.
And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos And after he begt Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years and died. And Enos lived years, and begat And Enos after he begat eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: nd all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years and he died. And lived seventy years, and begat And after he begt eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: nd all the days of were nine hundred and ten years and he died.
And and years, and begat lived after he hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters
lived after he begat hundred years, and begat sons and daughters And
And lived an hundred years and begat Lamech: nd after he begt Lamech seven hundred eighty two years, and begat sons and daughters And all the days of were nine hundred years and he died.
And Lamech lived an hundred years and begat a sonnd called No, saying This same shall comfort us concerning our work and of our hands which the hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begt No five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred years and he died. And No was five hundred years old begat Sem, Ham, and Japheth.
The 6th Chapter
lived after he Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.And Terah seventy years, begat Abram, Nahor and Haran.
these are the generations of Terah Terah begat Abram, Nahor and Harannd Haran begat Lot. And Haran died before his father in the land , Ur Chalde. And Abram and Nahor took them wives Abrams wife was Saraind Nahors wife the daughter of Haran father of Milca and of . But Sarai was barren son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abrams wifend they went with from Ur Chalde, to go into the land of nd they came Haran and there. And Terah two hundred and five died in Haran.
The 12th Chapter
the said unto Abram Get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred, and thy fathers house, a land I will shw thee And I will make of thee a , and will bless thee, and make thy name great thou be a blessing And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse that curse theend in thee shall all of the earth.
Abram as the him and Lot went with him Abram was seventy five years old when he out of Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brothers son, all their they had gotten in Harannd they to go into the land of nd into the land of
then in the land. the appeared unto Abram and saidnto thy seed will I give this landnd builded an altar unto the appeared him. he thee unto a mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tentBethel on the west, and on the east: and he builded an altar unto the , and called the name of the
Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there for the was in the land. And when he was come to enter into Egypt, he said unto Sarai his wife Behold, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upont come to pass when the Egyptians see thee, that they sayhis wife
into Egypt, the Egyptians the woman that she was very fair. was taken into Pharaos house entreated Abram well for her sake and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abrams wife. Pharao called Abram and said thy wife, take her, and and all that he had.
The 13th Chapter
Abram out of Egypt he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him the south. Abram was very rich in cattle, silver and gold. And he went on his journey from the south even Bethel, unto the place where his tent at the between Bethel and nto the place of the altar which he made nd there called the name of the .
Lot also which went with had , and tents the land was not able to them that they might dwell together for the substance was great, that they could not dwell together. And there a strife between the herdmen of Abrams cattle and the herdmen of Lots cattle the and the dwelled in the land. Abram unto Lot Let there be no strife I pray thee between and , and between my herdmen and for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? I pray thee from mef thou wilt take the left hand, I will the right or if thou to the right hand I will the left.
And Lot lift up his eyes, and beheld all the Jordan, was water every where, before the destroyed Sodom and Gomorra, even as the garden of the , the land of Egypt thou come Zoar.Then Lot chose all the of Jordan and eastnd the one from the other. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaannd Lot in the cities of the plain, and Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and exceedingly
And the said unto Abram, after that Lot was from him Lift up thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, southward, eastward and westwardor all the land which thou seest will I give and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise walk the land in the length of it and in the breadth for I will give it unto thee. Then Abram there an altar the .
The 14th Chapter
And it Amraphel king of , Arioch king of Ellasar, king of Elam and king of nationsmade war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsa king of king of , and king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela which is Zoar. All these together the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. Twelve years they , and in the thirteenth year rebelled. in the fourteenth year came and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rphaims in Karnaim, and the in Ham, and the Emims in Kriathaim, nd the Horis in their mount Seir unto , which the wilderness. And the and came to which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwel in Hazezon. went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorra, and the king of and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela Zoarnd the with them in the vale of Siddimith the king of Elam and with king of ations, and Amraphel king of nd Arioch king of Ellasar four kings five. And th vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorra fled, and fell therend fled to the mountain. And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorra and all their victuals, and went their way. And they took Lot, Abrams brothers son and his goods and departed.
came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew dwelt in the of Mamre the Amorite, brother of and Aner: were confederate with Abram. hen Abram heard that his brother was taken, he his servants born in his own house three hundred and eighteen, and the Dan. And himself and his servants, by night, and smote them, and them unto Hoba which on the left hand of , and brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, the women also and the people.
And from the slaughter of and of the kings that were with him, king of Salem brought forth bread and winend he the riest of the most God blessed him Blessed be Abram the most God, possessor of heaven and earth And blessed be the most , which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And gave him tithes of all.
the king of Sodom unto Abram Give me the , and take the goods to . And Abram the king of Sodom I lift up hand unto the most high possessor of heaven and earth, that I will not take that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich Save only that which the young men have eaten and the of the men which went with me Aner, and Mamreet them take their .
The 15th Chapter
After these the word of came unto Abram in a vision sayingear not Abram I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great.
And Abram Lord what wilt thou give me I go childless, and the of housethis of Damasc And Abram said, to me hast given seed: lo, born in my house mine heir.And behold, the word of the unto , saying shall not be thine heir but that shall come out of thine own shall be thine heir. And he brought him , and said Look heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number themnd said unto himo shall thy seed be.And believed the and counted to him for righteousness.
And he said unto him I am the that brought thee out of Ur Chalde to give thee this land to it.And he said Lord G, whereby shall I know that I shall it? And he said unto himake an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a three year old a and a young pigeon. And he took all these and divided them in the midst, and laid piece one against anotherut the divided he not. And the the carcases, Abram drove them away.
And when the sun was down, fell upon Abramnd lo, great darkness upon him.And he said unto Abramnow of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that not themnd they shall them four hundred years th nation whom they shall serve, will I judgend afterward shall they come out with great substance. thou shalt go thy fathers in peace shalt be buried a good age in the fourth generation they shall come hither again for the of the Amorites is not yet full.
a smoking furnace and a that between pieces. th same day the made a covenant with Abram sayingnto thy seed I give this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrateshe Kenites, the Kenizites, the , the , the , the Rphaims, the Amorites, the Cananites, the and the Jebusites.
The 16th Chapter
Sarai Abrams wife bare him no children she had an an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. said unto Abram Behold the hath me I pray thee go in unto my maid be by her. And Abram the voice of Sarai. Sarai Abrams wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptianafter Abram had ten years in the land of Canaan and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceivednd when she saw that she had conceived her mistress was despised in her . Sarai unto Abram I have given my maid into thy bosom and she that she ha conceived, I despised in her : the judge between and . Abram Saraiehold, thy maid is in thy hand do her as it pleaseth thee.And Sarai with her, she fled from her. And the ngel of the found her a fountain of water in the wilderness by in the way to Sur. And he said Hagar Sarais maid, whence cmest thou and wilt thou go? And she I flee from my mistress Sarai. And the ngel of the said unto hereturn to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
And the angel of the said unto her I will thy seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. And the angel said unto her, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name because the hath heard thy . e will be a wild man his hand will be against every man, and every mans hand against himnd shall dwell all his brethren. And she called the name of the that spake unto her him that seeth me Wherefore
And Hagar bare Abram a son and Abram called his sons name which Hagar bare Ismael. And Abram was fourscore and six years old when Hagar bare .
The 17th Chapter
hen Abram was ninety years old and nine, the And I will make my between and , and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his facend God talked with him saying
, behold my is with thee, thou shalt be a father of many nations. shal th more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham for a father of many nations have I made theend I will thee , and will make nations of thee and kings shall out of thee.
I will my between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their an everlasting , be God unto thee and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession and will be their God.And God said unto Abrahamhou keep my thou and thy seed after thee in their This is my which ye shall keep between me and you and thy seed after thee circumcise shall circumcise the of your and it shall be a token of the betwixt me and you. And is eight days old shall be circumcised among you in your generations, born or bought with money not of thy seed. born in thy house, and he that is bought with money, must needs be circumcised my be in your flesh for an everlasting uncircumcised foreskin , soul shall from his people he hath broken my .
And God said unto Abraham Sarai thy wife shal her name be. I will bless her and give thee a son of her will bless her, and kings of people shall of her. Abraham fell upon his face and laughed, and said in his hearthall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old and shall Sara that is ninety years old, bear And Abraham said unto God O that Ismael might live th said, Sara thy wife shall bear thee a son and thou shalt call his name Isaacnd I will my with him an everlasting his seed after him. And as , I have heard : , I him, and multiply him exceedinglywelve princes shall he beget, and I will make a great nation But my will I with Isaac, which Sara shall bear unto thee this time .And left off talking with him, and up from Abraham.
And Abraham took Ismael his son and all th born in his house and all that bought with money among the men of Abrahams house and circumcised the of their the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. Abraham was ninety years old and nine when he the of his . And Ismael his son was thirteen years old, when was circumcised. he day was Abraham circumcised and Ismael his son. And all the men his house, born in house bought with money stranger were circumcised with him.
The 18th Chapter
And the appeared unto him in the of Mamre a he sat in tent door in the heat of the day And he lift up his eyes and looked and lo, three men stood himnd when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and the groundnd said Lord if I have found favour in thy sight not thy servant Let a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, comfort your hearts for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they as thou hast said. And Abraham of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes. And Abraham ran unto and fetch a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man it And he took butter and milk and the calf which he had , and set it before them and stood by them under the tree and they .
And they said unto him Where is Sara thy wife? And he said in the tent. And he said I will unto thee the nd lo Sara thy wife shall have a son. heard the tent door which was behind hi Abraham and Sara were old and well stricken in ageand it ceased to be with Sara after the manner I of a surety bear a child, am old? s thing too hard for the ? the time appointed will return unto thee, the life, nd Sara shall have a son. Then Sara denied saying I laughed not for she was afraid. he said thou .
the men up from and looked toward Sodomnd Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. And the said I hide from Abraham that thing which I doeeing that Abraham shall a great and mighty , and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, they keep the way of the , to do and that the may bring upon Abraham that he hath him.And the saidhe cry of Sodom and Gomorra is great, and their sin is grievous I will go down and see whether they have done altogether according to th cry which is come unto me not, I know. And the men and went ut Abraham stood yet before the
nd drew near and said Wilt thou destroy the righteous with the wicked? there be fifty righteous within the city wilt thou destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous should be as the wicked that be far from thee not the udge of all the do right? And the said If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, I will spare all the place for their sakes.And Abraham answered and saidehold I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, am but dust and ashes there lack five of fifty righteous wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said If I find there forty and five I will not destroy . And he spake unto him yet again and said there be forty found there. And he said I will not do it for fortys sake. And he said O let not Lord be angry, I speak, if I find thirty there. And he said be twenty found there And he said I will not destroy for twentys sake. And he said O let not Lord be angry, I speak yet but once ten be found there And he said I will not destroy for tens sake. And the went his way as soon as he had left communing with Abrahamnd Abraham returned unto his place.
The 19th Chapter
And there came two angels to Sodom at evennd Lot sat the gate of nd Lot themrose up to meet them and he bowed himself with his face And he said lords, turn in I pray you your servants house and tarry all night and wash your feet, and rise up early and go on your ways. And they saiday but we will in the street all night. And he them nd they turned in unto him and entered into his house and he made them a feast and did bake , and they .
But before they , the men of the city of Sodom compassed the house round both old and young, all the people from quarter And they called unto Lot and said unto himhere are the men which came night? bring them out unto us that we may them.And Lot went out at door unto them and shut the door after himnd said brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold I have two daughters which have known unto these men do nothing for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said. And they said in to sojourn, and wil be a judge will deal worse with thee than with them.And they pressed sore upon Lot and to break the door the men put forth their hand and pulled Lot into the house to them and shut to the door. And the men that were at the door of the house with blindness both small and great: so that they find the door.
And the men said unto Lot thou here any son in law sons daughters whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring out of this place: or we destroy this place, because the cry of them is great before the hath sent us to destroy it.And Lot went out and spake unto his sons in law which married his daughters, and saidp get you out of this place for the will destroy th city. But he seemed as mocked unto his sons in law.
And the morning arose the angels Lot saying, take thy wife and thy two daughters his two daughters the merciful unto him and they brought him forth and set him without the city. hen they had brought them , said thy life look not behind thee neither thou in the the mountain, lest thou . said unto them O my Lord: ehold, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, thy mercy, which thou unto me in saving my life I cannot to flee unto, and it is a little one, let me is it not a little one concerning this thing, that I will not overthrow this city for the which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, for I do till thou be come thither. herefore the name of the city called Zoar. he sun was upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
Then the rained upon Sodom and Gomorra brimstone and fire from the out of heavennd overthrew those cities and all the , and all the cities, and that
a pillar of salt.
Abraham up early to the place where he stood before the nd looked toward Sodom and Gomorra and toward all the land of nd, the smoke of the country as the smoke of a furnace. when God destroyed the cities of the , Abraham and sent Lot out the of the , when he overthrew the cities Lot .
And Lot out of Zoar and in the mountain and his two daughters with him for he feared to in Zoar: he in a cave, he and his two daughters. said unto the youngerur father is old, and there no in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the seed of our father. And they their father wine that nightnd the went and lay with her fathernd he perceived not when she lay down, when she And on the morrow the said unto the youngerehold, yesternight with my fatheret us him drink this night also and go thou and lie with him, seed of our father. And they their father drink that night alsond the younger arose and lay with himnd he perceived not when she lay down, when she Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. And the bare a son and called Moabis the father of the Moabites unto this day. And the younger bare a son and called Benmmiis the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
The 20th Chapter
And Abraham thee toward the south country and dwelled between and and sojourned in Gerar. And Abraham said of Sara his wife, he sister Abimelech king of Gerar sent and Sara
God came to Abimelech in a dream and said to him, thou art but a dead man for the which thou hast taken for she is a mans wife. But Abimelech had not come her and said Lord wilt thou slay righteous heart and hands have I done this. And God said unto him in a dream I know that thou didst that thou shalt die, all that
Abimelech rose in the morning and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears and the men were sore afraid. Abimelech called Abraham and said unto him What hast thou done unto us and what have I offended thee, that thou on me and on my kingdom great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. And Abimelech said unto Abraham What sawest thou that the fear of God not in this place and they slay me for my wifes sake yet she is my sisterthe daughter of my father, but not of my mother and became my wife. And God caused me to wander my fathers house, I said unto her This kindness shalt shew unto me place we come, say of me,
and womenservants and gave them unto Abraham, and him Sara his wife And Abimelech saidehold land before thee dwell where it pleaseth thee And unto Sara he said I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver Abraham prayed unto God and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his of the house of Abimelech, because of Sara Abrahams wife.
The 21st Chapter
and bare Abraham a son in his old age the which had . And Abraham called his that was born unto him Sara bare him Isaacnd Abraham circumcised his son eight days old, as God commanded him. And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. And Sara said God hath made me all that hear will laugh me. he saidho would have said unto Abraham, that Sara should have given children suckI have bornhim a son in his old agehe child grew and was weaned and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
Sara saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. she said unto Abraham this and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son Isaac the very grievous in Abrahams sight because of his son. said unto Abrahamet it not be grievous because of the lad and of thy in all that Sara hath said unto thee, her voice for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
And Abraham rose up early in the morning and took bread and a bottle water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder the , and sent her awaynd she departed and wandered in the wilderness of . the water was spent in the bottle, she cast the under , as it were a bowshot: or she saidAnd God heard the voice of the nd the angel of God called Hagar out of heaven and said unto her What aileth thee Hagar? ear not for God hath heard the voice of the where he . Arise lift up the lad, and him in hand for I will make him a great . And God opened her eyes and she saw a well of waternd she went and filled the bottle with water, and gave the drink. And God was with the lad and he grew and in the wilderness, and became an archer. And he in the wilderness of nd his mother him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
And it , that Abimelech and Phicol chief captain spake unto Abraham saying God is with thee in all that thou doest Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal with meaccording the kindness that I have a well of water, which Abimelechs servants had taken away. And Abimelech And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them unto Abimelechnd both of them a And Abraham set seven lambs by themselves. And Abimelech said unto Abrahamhat mean these seven lambs which thou hast set by themselves And he seven lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well Wherefore called because they sware both of them. Thus made a the land of the Philistines.
And Abraham planted a in , and called there on the name of the , the everlasting Godnd in the Philistine land .
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fter these , God did Abraham and said unto him Abrahamnd he whom thou lovest, and get thee the land of Moria and him there for a upon one of the mountains which I will thee.
Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass, and took two of his with him, and Isaac his son and wood for the , and rose up and the place which God had him. third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place afar offnd said unto his young men here with the ass I and the lad will go yonder and worship and come again you. And Abraham took the wood of the and laid it upon Isaac his son and took fire in his hand and a knifend they went both of them together. spake unto Abraham his father and said My fathernd he ere am I my son. And he said And Abraham saidy son, God will provide a the place which God him Abraham an altar there and the wood, and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to his son.
the angel of the called unto him heaven Abraham, Abrahamnd he for now I know that thou fearest God, thou hast not thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked and beholda ram caught in a thicketnd went and took the ram and offered him up for a in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of th place
And the angel of the unto Abraham heaven the second timey myself have I swornsaith the because thou hast done this thing and hast not thy son, I will bless thee and multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven and as the sand upon the sea nd thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed because thou hast obeyed my voice. So Abraham unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to nd Abraham dwelt at .
And it after these things, that told Abraham saying Behold, she hath also born children unto thy brother Hu his and Bu his brother, and Kemuel the father of , nd Cesed, and Hao, and Pildas, and Jdlaph, and Bethuel. And Bethuel begat hese eight bear to Abrahams brother. And his concubine she bare also Tebah, Gaham, and Maacha.
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Sara was an hundred and twenty Hebron in the land of Canaan Abraham came to mourn Sara, and to weep for her.
And Abraham stood up from , and the sons of Heth saying I am a stranger and a you give me a possession with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. And the children of Heth answered Abraham saying unto him Hear usord thou art a prince among usn the of our bury thy deadone of us shall thee his sepulchre, that thou bury thy dead Abraham stood up, and bowed himself the people of the land the children of Heth. And he communed with them saying If it be your mind that I bury my dead out of my sight hear me and for me to Ephron the son of in the end of his field for as much money as it is worth give it me for a possession . Ephron among the children of Heth Ephron the answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Hethof all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, my lord, hear me: he field give I thee, and the cave that therein give thee in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee bury thy dead. Abraham bowed himself before the people of the landnd spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the saying I pray thee hear me I will give for the field take it of me, and will bury my dead there. Ephron answered Abraham saying unto him My lord, hearken unto mehe land is worth four hundred of silver what is that betwixt and ? bury thy dead.
And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron and weighed the silver which he had in the audience of the sons of Heth four hundred silver current money with the merchant. the field of Ephron and all the trees the fieldin all the borders round about, made sure unto Abraham for a possession the sons of Heth.
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Abraham was old andwell stricken in and the had blessed in all things. And said unto his eldest servant of his house th rule over all that he had Put thy hand under my thigh I make thee swear by the God of heaven and God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Cananites, among I dwell But shalt go unto my country and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. the servant unto him the woman will not to me unto this land I bring thy son again unto the land thou camest And Abraham said unto himeware th that thou bring not my son thither. The God of heaven which took me from my fathers house and from the land , and which spake unto me and sware unto me sayingnto thy seed will I give this land he shall send his angel before thee, thou take a wife unto my son from thee. if the woman will not bring not my son thither again. And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham and sware to him concerning that matter.
And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master and departed all goods of his master and and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. And made his camels to down without the city by a of water atthe time that women out to draw water. 12 And he said God of my master Abraham, send me good speed this day, and shw unto my master Abraham. I stand here by the well of water and the daughters of the men of th city come out to draw water:
the damsel to whom I say, down thy pitcher, m drink she say Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also the same she that thou hast for thy servant Isaac and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed my master. And it came to pass before he had speaking, that came out, Bethuel, son the wife of Nahor Abrahams brother, her pitcher upon her shoulderhe damsel was very fair to look upon, an she went down to the well and filled her pitcher and came up. the servant ran her and saidet me a little water of thy pitcher. And she saidrink my lordnd she hasted and let down her pitcher upon her and gave him drink. And when she had him drink, she said I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have And she her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to water and drew for all his camels. And the at her held his peace, to whether the had made his journey prosperous or not. And as the camels had drinking, took earring of half a weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten weight of goldnd said Whose daughter art thou? tell me: is there room in thy fathers house for us to lodge in? And she said unto him I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of which she bare unto Nahor said moreover unto hime have straw and provender enough and room to lodge in.And the man bowed , and worshipped the nd saidlessed be the God of my master Abraham not And the damsel ran and told them of her mothers house these things.
And had a brotherLaban Laban ran out unto the man, the well he the earring and bracelets upon his sisters hands, and heard the words of his sister sayinghus the man unto me th he unto the man thou blessed of the herefore standest thou without? I have the house, and room for the camels. And the man came into the house: and he camels and and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and feet that were with himnd there was meat before him to eatut he said I will not eat, until I have mine errand. And he said on And he said I am Abrahams servantnd the hath blessed my master he is become great and hath given him when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath. And my master made me swear saying Thou shalt not take a wife to my son the daughters of the in whose land I dwell But thou shalt go unto my fathers house and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. And I said unto my master the will not follow me And he said unto me The before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred and of my fathers housewhen thou comest my kindred they not thee one, th shalt oath.And I came this day unto the well and said O God of my master Abraham, if thou my which I go: ehold, I stand by th well of water and when virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to herive me a little water of thy pitcher to drinknd she say to me drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: th same the whom the hath for my masters son.And before I had speaking in mine heart behold came forth her pitcher on her shoulder and she went down unto the well and drewnd I said unto her me drink. And she made haste, and down her pitcher from her, and saidrink, and I will give thy camels drink also I drank, and she the camels drink also. And I asked herhose daughter art thou? And she he daughter of Nahors son, whom bare unto himnd I put the earring upon her face and the bracelets upon her hands. And I bowed , and worshipped the , and blessed the God of my master Abraham which had me the right way to take my masters brothers daughter unto his son. ow if ye will deal and truly with my master, tell me: nd if not, tell me that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.
Then Laban and Bthuel The thing and go, and let her be thy masters sons wife, as the hath . And when Abrahams servant heard their words, he himself the earth. And the servant forth jewels of silver and jewels of gold and raiment, and gave them to : her brother and to her mother.
And they and drnk, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night and rose up in the morning he said me unto my master. her brother and her mother saidet the damsel abide with us a days, a go And he said unto them, inder me not, the hath prospered my end me away that I may go my master. And they said call the damsel, and And they called , and said unto herilt thou go with this man? And she said
And they blessed , and said unto her Thou art our sister, thousands, and thy seed possess the gate of . And arose and her damsels, and the upon the camels, and the mannd the servant took , and went his way.
And Isaac from the of the for he dwelt in the south countrynd out to the nd he lifted up his eyes and , and behold the camels were coming. And lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camelsaid unto the servanthat man is this that in the field? And the servant saidt is my master she took , and . And the servant told Isaac all that he had done. Isaac brought her his mother Saras tent, and took , and she became his wife and he loved her: and Isaac comforted his .
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Abraham took wife and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Assurim, and Leumim. And the sons of Midian Epha, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Elda. All these were the children of Ketura. Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. unto the sons of concubines gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his sonwhile he yet lived eastward, unto the east country.are the days of the of which he lived an hundred and And his sons Isaac and Ismael buried him in the cave in the field of Ephron son of Zoar the before Mamre field Abraham of the sons of Heth: here was Abraham buried and Sara his wife.
And after the death of Abraham God blessed his son by the well are the generations of Abrahams son, Hagar the Egyptian Saras handmaid bare unto Abraham And these are the names of the sons of Ismael, their names their , Jetur, Naphis and These are the sons of Ismael, and these are their names, their towns and castles twelve princes nations. And these are the years of the life of Ismael, an hundred and thirty seven years and the and died and was unto his people. And dwelt from unto that is before Egypt, as toward Assyriand he died in the presence of all his brethren.
And these are the generations of Isaac Abrahams son: Abraham begat Isaac And Isaac was forty years old when he took to wife the daughter of Bethuel the Srian of sister to Laban the Srian.And Isaac the for his wife because she was barren: and the was of him, and his wife conceivednd the children together within her two manner of people shall to be delivered behold there were twins in her womb. And came out red over an and they called his name Esau. And his brother out, and his hand heel his name was called Jacobnd Isaac was threescore years old when she bare themnd the boys grew and Esau a cunning hunter Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison but loved Jacob.
Jacob pottage and Esau came from the field and was therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob saidell me this day thy birthright. And Esau I am at the point to die and what profit shall this birthright do me? And Jacob saidwear to me this daynd he swre him and sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of nd he and and rose up, and went his way Esau his birthright.
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And there a in the land, the first that in the days of Abraham. Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. the appeared unto him, and saido not down into Egypt in the land which I thee: ojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee for unto thee and unto thy seed I will give all these countriesnd I will perform the oath which I swre unto Abraham thy fathernd will multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countriesnd thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessedecause that Abraham
And the men of the place asked him of his wife and he saidhe sister: for he feared to wife lest the men of the place should for because she was fair to . And it he had been there long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw Isaac sporting with his wife. And Abimelech Isaac, and said, of a surety thy wife and saidst thouhe sister? And Isaac said unto him unto us? one of the people might lightly have thy wife, and shouldest have brought upon us. Abimelech charged all his people, sayinge that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely .
Isaac sowed in th land, and in the same year an : the blessed himnd the man waxed , and went and grew he great he had possession of , and : the Philistines him all the wells which his digged in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham and the names which his father them. A Isaacs servants digged in the valley, found a well of water. And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaacs sayinghe water is ours called the well because they strove with him. digged another well, and strove for that also called it . And , and digged another well for they strove not: called it Rehoboth appeared unto him the same night, and said I am the God of Abraham thy father fear not for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abrahams sake. And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the , and pitched his tentnd there Isaacs servants digged a well.
Then Abimelech to him from Gerar and his friend and chief captain. And Isaac said unto themherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me and have me away from you? theybetwixt us and thee, and make a with theehat thou do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and have done unto thee nothing but good, and sen thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the .
And he made them a feast, and they and drnk. And they rose up btimes in the morning, and sware one to anothernd Isaac sent them awaynd they departed from him in peace. And the same day Isaacs servants, and told him well which they had digged and said unto him, ha found water. And he called it the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
Esau was forty years old he took to wife Judith the daughter of , and Basmath the daughter of Elon hich were unto Isaac and .
And it came to pass that Isaac old and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see called Esau his eldest son and said unto himy sonnd he said unto himhere am I. And he saidehold, I am old know not the day of my death: Now therefore take thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and to the field, and take me some venisonnd make me meat such as I love, and bring itto me, m eat that my soul may bless thee before I die. heard when Isaac spke to Esau his son. And Esau to the field to venison, and to bring it.
spake unto Jacob her son saying Behold I heard thy father Esau thy brother sayingring me venison and make me meat, that I may eat and bless thee before the before . Now therefore my son my voice that which I command thee to the flock, and me two good kids and I will make meat for thy father, such as he loveth And thou shalt bring it to thy father, he eat, that he may bless thee before his death. Jacob to his mother Behold Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I ama smooth My father peradventure feel me, and I shall seem him as and shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessingnd his mother said unto him Upon me be thy curse my son only my voice, and go fetch me them. And went and fetched, and brought them to his mothernd his mother made meat, as his father loved. And goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younge sonnd she put the skins upon his hands and upon the smooth of his neck And she the meat and bread which she had in the hand of her son Jacob.
And he his fathery fathernd he ere am I who art thou my son? And Jacob said unto his father I am Esau thy I have done according as thou badest me: sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. Isaac said unto his son How it that thou hast found it so quickly my son? e he thy God brought it to my son, whether thou be my son Esau or not. Jacob Isaac his father and he felt him and saidhe voice is Jacobs voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. And he him not, because his hands were as his brother Esaus hands so he blessed him.And he thou my son Esau? And he said I am. saidring me and eat of my sons venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought him, and he nd he brought him wine, and he drank. And his father Isaac said unto himome near and kiss me my son. And he and kissed himnd he smelled the of his raiment and blessed him, and said See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the hath blessed God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wineeople , and nations bow theee lord over thy brethren, and thy mothers theeursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
s soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing, Jacob was scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father Esau his brother from his hunting had made meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto hi my father, and eat of sons venison, that thy soul may bless me. his father said unto him Who art thou? me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him, and he shall be blessed. hen Esau heard the words of his father, he cried great and, and said unto his fatherless me also my father. And he saidhy brother came with , and hath taken away thy blessing. he took away my birthright and, now hath taken away my blessing. And he said, ast thou a blessing for me?Isaac answered and said unto Esauehold I have made him thy lord, and all his have I servants with corn and wine have I him what I do unto thee my son? And Esau said unto his fatherast thou but one blessing my father? bless me also my father lifted up his voice and wept. Isaac his father answered and said unto him Behold thy dwelling shall the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above And thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt thy come when thou shalt the , his yoke from off thy neck.
And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing his father blessed him and said in his heart The days of my are at hand will slay my brother Jacob. And these words of Esau her elde son were told to nd she sent and called Jacob her younge son, and said unto himehold thy brother Esau to Laban my brother Haran And tarry with him a , until thy brothers ntil thy turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to himhen will send and fetch thee from hy should I you both in one day? And to Isaac I am weary of my life of the daughters of Hethf Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these areof the daughters of the land, what ?
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Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto himhou take a wife of the daughters of Canaanrise to to the house of Bethuel thy mothers father and take thee a wife of the daughters of Laban thy mothers brother. And God lmighty bless thee, thee, and multiply thee that thou mayest be a of peoplend give thee the blessing of Abraham to thee and to thy seed with thee that thou mayest the land wherein thou art a stranger which God gave unto Abraham. Isaac sent Jacob to unto Laban, son of Bethuel the , brother Jacobs and Esaus mother.
When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him to , to him a wife and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, sayinghou take a wife of the daughters of Canaannd that Jacob obeyed his father and mother, and was gone nd seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father Then went unto Ismael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahala the daughter of Ismael Abrahams son, the sister of to be his wife.
Jacob from and went toward Harannd a place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was nd took stone of th place, and put his , and down in place to sleep. And he dreamed and behold a ladder the earth, and the top of it reached to heavennd the angels of God and God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: he land thou will I give and thy seed And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earthnd thou shalt spread abroad thy seed shall all the of the earth be blessed. And I am with thee, and will in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land
awaked out of his sleep, he saidurely the is in this place and I not And he was afraid and saidow is this placenone other but the house of God and the gate of heaven. And Jacob up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had his , and it up , and poured oil the top of it. And he called the name of th place Bethel the name of th city was called Lu. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying If God will be with me, and will keep me in this I go, and will give me bread to eat, and to put on, o that I come again my fathers house in then shall the be my Godnd this stone which I have set , shall be Gods house: nd of all that thou shalt give me will give the tenth unto thee.
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Then Jacob a well in the field, and three flocks of sheep the stone from the wells mouth, and water the sheep, and put the stone again upon the wells mouth his place. And Jacob said unto them brethren, whee be ye? And they saidf Haran are we. And he said unto them Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said We know him. And he said unto them cometh with the sheep. And he saido, it is yet , neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water the sheep, and go and feed them. And they saide , until all the flocks be together, and the stone from the wells mouth we water sheep.
hile he yet with them, Rahel came with her fathers sheep for she kept them. A Jacob saw the daughter of Laban his mothers brother, and the sheep of Laban his mothers brother, went and rolled the stone from the wells mouth, and watered the of Laban his mothers brother. And Jacob kissed Rahel, and lifted up his voice and wept ran and told her father. Laban heard of Jacob his sisters son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him, and brought him his house. And told Laban all the. And Laban said thou art my bone and my flesh. with the space of a month.
And Laban said unto Jacob thou my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nught? tell me what shall thy wages be? And Laban had two daughters the was beautiful and well favored. And Jacob loved and said I will serve thee seven years for Rahel thy younge daughter. And Laban t is better that I give her thee, than to another man: with me.And Jacob served seven years for and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. And Jacob said unto Labanive me my wife, that I may her. Laban all the men of th place, and made a feast. And he took Lea his daughter and brought her to him and he went in unto er. And Laban gave unto his daughter Lea his maid me? did not I serve thee for wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? Laban for the service which thou shalt serve me yet seven years And Jacob did so, and week and he gave him Rahel his daughter to wife also. And Laban gave to Rahel his daughter Bilha his handmaid to be her . he also, and loved Rahel more than Lea, and served him yet seven
and bare a son, and called his name for she said the hath looked upon my now my husband will love me. And she conceived again and bare a son and said the hath heard that I , hath therefore given me this she called his name . And she conceived again, and bare a son Now will I praise the : therefore she called his name Juda and left bearing.
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hen Rahel saw that she bare Jacob no children, envied her sister and said unto Jacobive me children, or else I from thee the fruit of th womb? she said And she gave him Bilha her handmaid to wifend Jacob went in unto her And Bilha conceived and bare Jacob a son. said God hath , and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a sonherefore called she Dan. And Bilha maid conceived again, and bare Jacob son. And Rahel said, have with my sister, and have she called his name Naphtali.When Lea saw that she had left bearing, she took her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. And Leas maid bare Jacob a son. said: and called his name Gad. And Leas maid bare Jacob son. saidappy am I, for the daughters will call me blessednd called his name Aser.
And Ruben went in the wheat harvest and found in the field, and brought them unto his mother Lea. Then said to Leaive me of thy sons . And Is it that thou hast taken my husband wouldest take away my sons also? said went out to meet him, and said come in me for I have thee with my sons . And he with her that night. And God Lea, she conceived and bare Jacob the fifth son. said God hath given me my , because I my maiden to my husband and she called Isachar. And Lea conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son. said God hath endued me witha good dowryow will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and called his name . she bare a daughter, and called her Dina.And God remembered Rahel, her, and her she conceived and bare a son and said God hath taken away my And she called his name Joseph
that I may go unto mine own place and countryive me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest service I have done thee. Laban unto him I have found favour in for I that the hath blessed me for thy sakeppoint thy , and I will give it. he said unto himhou knowest I have thee, and thy cattle me For it was little thou hadst before I came, and it is increased a multitude and the hath blessed thee my now when shall I for mine own house also? And he saidhat shall I give thee? And Jacob hou shalt give me if thou wilt do this thing for me So shall my righteousness answer for menot speckled and among the goats and among the , that day the he goats that were and , and all the goats that were and journey betwixt himself and Jacobnd Jacob the rest of Labans .
Jacob took rods of green poplar, and made the white appear in the And he the which he had pilled before the in the gutters watering troughs when the came to drink that they should conceive when they came to drink. And the conceived before the , and brought forth , spottednd Jacob the lambs and the faces of the toward , and in the gutters, that they might conceive
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And heard the words of Labans sons Jacob hath taken away all that was our and of our hath he gotten all this . And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, it was not toward him as And the said unto Jacob the land of thy fathers and to thy kindred and I will be with thee. Jacob sent and called Rahel and Lea to the field unto his , nd said unto them I see your fathers countenance that it is not toward me as the God of my father hath been with me. And ye know that I have served your father And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten timesut God suffered him not to hurt me. he said, he shall be thy wages then all the bare f he said shall be thy then bare all the I lifted up mine eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams the were , and . And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream saying, Jacob And I : for I have seen all that Laban doth unto thee. I am the God of Bethel where thou anointedst the , and where thou a vow unto meow arise get thee out this , and return unto the land th. Rahel and and said unto him for he hath sold us, and hath o. all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours and our ow whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and wives upon camelsnd carried away all his cattle and all his which he had gotten in , for to go to Isaac his father the land of Canaan. Laban to shear his sheep and Rahel had stolen her . And Jacob stle away Laban the Srian, told him not that he fled. So fled all that he had and , and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead. the third day that Jacob was fled. he took his brethren with him and after him seven days journey and overtook him the mount Gilead. And God came to Laban the Srian in a dream by night, and said unto himake heed that thou speak not to Jacob good.
Laban overtook Jacob Jacob had pitched his tent in th mountnd Laban with his brethren pitched the mount Gilead. Laban to Jacob hast thou done away , and away my daughters and didst not tell me, that I might have thee with mirth, , and harpnd hast not suffered me to kiss my and my daughters? hou the God of your father spake unto me sayingake heed that thou speak not to Jacob after thy fathers house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?Jacob answered and said to Labanecause I was afraid, thou wouldest take thy daughters from me. ith whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him before our brethrenthine me, and take it to theeor Jacob knew not that Rahel had stolen them. went into Jacobs tent, and into Leas tent, and into two tents but found them not. Then went he out of Leas tent, and entered into tent. Rahel the images, and put them in the camels , and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent but found them not. said to her father my lord that I cannot rise up before thee for the of women is upon me. searched, but found .
Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban Jacob answered and said to hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? it here before brethren and , judge betwixt us both. This twenty years have I been with thee thy goats have not , and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten. was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee it of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day or night. day the consumed me, and the by night and my sleep departed from mine eyes.Thus have I been twenty years in thy house served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy and thou hast changed my ten times. xcept the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Isaac had been with me surely thou hadst sent me away now empty.
Laban answered and said unto Jacobdaughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and thecattle are my , and all that thou seest is minend what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born? Now therefore come , let us make a , I and thou and let it be a witness between and . Jacob a stone and set it up said unto his brethren, ather stonesnd they took stones, and made an heap and they there upon the heap. And Laban called it but Jacob called witness between me and thee when we are one from another thou shalt my daughters And Laban said to Jacobehold this heap and this which I have betwixt me and theehis heap be witness and this pillar be witness, that I will not over this heap to thee, and thou shalt not over this heap and this harm. The God of Abraham, the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us.
And Jacob sware by his father Isaac Then Jacob sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat breadnd they bread and tarried all night in the . And early in the morning Laban rose up and kissed his and his daughters, and blessed them and departed and
the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them, he saidhis is Gods host: and called the name of that place Mahanaim.
Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir the of Edom. And he commanded them saying ye speak my lord Esauhy servant Jacob saith thus I have sojourned and womenservants and have sent to my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight. And the messengers to Jacob sayinge came thy brother Esau, and he cometh thee and four hundred men with him.
Then Jacob greatly afraid and and divided the people that was with him and the , and camels, into two nd said If Esau come to the one and smite it, the other .
And Jacob said O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac which saidst unto me, eturn unto thy country and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and truth which thou hast shwed unto thy servantor with my staff over this Jordan and now Esau: for I fear him lest he will come and smite the mother with the children. hou surely do good, and make seed as the sand of the sea which cannot be numbered for multitude.
And he there that same night and took of that which came to hand a present Esau his brother Two hundred she goats and twenty he goats two hundred and twenty ramshirty mil camels with their colts forty kine and ten bulls twenty she asses and ten foalsnd delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves and said unto before me and put a space betwixt drove. And he commanded the foremost, sayingWhen Esau my brother meeteth thee and asketh thee sayinghose art thou and goest thou and whose are these before thee thou shalt say, hey be thy servant a present sent unto my lord Esau and behold, he us. And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves saying, this manner ye speak unto Esau when ye himnd say moreover Behold thy servant Jacob usor he said I will with the present that goeth before me and afterward I will see hi peradventure he will me So went the present before him and that night in the rose up night and took his two wives and his two and his eleven sons, and over the ford Jabok. And he took them and sent them over the , and sent over that he had
nd alone there wrestled a man with him unt the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he against him, he as he wrestled with him. And he saidet me go, for the day breaketh. And he said I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto himhat is thy name? And he said and hast prevailed.And Jacob asked him, and said, ell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, herefore dost ask after my name? nd he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place for I have seen God face to face, and my life . And as he over the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh the children of Israel eat not of the sinew shrank the thigh, unto this day: because he thigh in the sinew that shrank.
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Jacob lifted up his eyes and Esau cme, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Lea and unto and unto the two . And he put the and their children foremost, and Lea and her children after, and Rahel and Joseph hindermost. And he before them and the ground seven times, until he came his brother. Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him and they wept.
And he lifted up his eyes and saw the and the children and saidare thse ? And he saidhe children which God hath given thy servant. Then the her children came and which I met? And he to find grace in the sight of my lord. And Esau said I have enough my brother keep that thou hast unto thyself. Jacob ay, if I have found grace in thy sight, receive my present my hand: for I have seen thy face as though I had seen the face of God and my blessing that brought thee God hath us take our journey and go, and I will go th And he said unto himy lord knoweth that if men should overdrive before his servant and I will softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure until I come my lord unto Seir.And Esau saidet me leave with thee. And he saidhat needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
So Esau , and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: the name of the place is called Sucoth.And Jacob came to city of in the land of Canaan, he from and pitched before the citynd bought a parcel of where he his tent, of the children of father, for an hundred And he there an altar, and called .
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Dina the daughter of Lea which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. And Schem the son of Hmor the of the country, saw her took her, and lay with her, and hernd his unto Dina the daughter of Jacobnd he loved the damsel and spake kindly unto nd spake unto his father saying, et me this wife. And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dina his daughter his sons were with cattle in the field and held his peace until they were come.
Hmor the father of Schem went out unto Jacob to commune with him. And the sons of Jacob came out of the field they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in with Jacobs daughter which thing ought not to be done. And Hmor communed with them sayinghe soul of my son Schem longeth for your daughter: give her him to wifend make marriages with usgive your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto yound dwell with us and the land shall be dwell and , and you possessions therein. And Schem said unto her father and her brethrenet me find grace in your eyes, and , and I will give according as ye say unto me give me the damsel to wife. the sons of Jacob answered Schem and Hmor his father deceitfully, because he had defiled Dina their sister And they said unto them, e cannot do this thing give our sister to one that is uncircumcised for that were a unto us in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that you be circumcisedhen will we give our daughter you and take to us, and will dwell with you and one people. But if ye will not hearken unto us to be circumcised thn will we take our daughter and .
And their words pleased and Schem son. And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city saying These men are peaceable with us dwell in the land and therein the land is enough for them let us take their daughters to wives and give them nly herein will consent unto us for to dwell with us to be one people if among us be circumcised as they arecircumcised. heir and their substance and theirours only let us consent unto them, they dwell with us.
And unto Hmor and Schem his son hearkened all that went out the gate of his city.
two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi Dinas brethren, took his sword and the city boldly, and slew all malend slew and Schem his son with the edge of the sword, and took out of house, and went .
sons of Jacob upon the , and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister took their sheep, oxen, asses and and their wives took they captive, and all that was in the house. And Jacob said to Simeon and Levie have troubled me mae me stink the of the land, the Cananites and the nd I few in number they shall gather themselves together against me and slay me and shall I and my house And they hould deal with our sister as with an ?
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And God said unto Jacob, rise up to Bethel, and dwell therend make there an altar unto God that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from Esau thy brother. Then Jacob unto his household and to all that were with him, ut away the strange gods that are among you and clean, and change your garmentsnd let us arise and go up to Bethel I make an altar unto God me in the day of my and was with me in the way which I went.And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears and Jacob hid them under upon the cities that were round about them, they not after the sons of Jacob.
So Jacob to in the land of Canaan, Bethel, all the people that with him. And he there an altar, and called the place ethel: because God appeared unto him, when he fled from his brother. Debora nurse, and was buried beneath Bethel under an oaknd the name of it was called And God appeared unto Jacob again he came out of and blessed himnd said unto him Thy name is Jacob be called Jacob, but Israel shall be thy namend his name Israel.And God said unto him I am God and kings shall come out of thy loins And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, thee, and thy seed after thee will I give . And God from him in the place where he talked with him. And Jacob set up a in the place where he talked with himeven a pillar of stone and poured drink offering and poured oil nd called the name of the place where God spake with him Bethel.
And they from Bethel and was but a the midwife said unto herear not thou shalt have this son also. as her soul was departing, she she called his name Benniut his father called him Benamin. nd died and was buried in the way to Ephrath which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her graveis pillar unto this day.
And Israel and his tent beyond the tower of Edr. And it Israel dwelt in that land, that Ruben went and lay with Bilha his fathers concubine and Israel. he sons of Jacob were twelve The sons of Lea Ruben, sons of Bilha Dan and he sons of Leas Gad and hese are the sons which were born him in . Jacob unto Isaac his father Mamre city, Hebron where Abraham and Isaac sojourned And the days of Isaac were an hundred and yearsnd the and died, and was unto his people being old and full of daysnd his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
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hese are the generations of Esauis Edom. Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan Ada the daughter of Elon , and the daughter of the sons of Esau which were born him in the land of Canaan.And Esau took his wives, his sons and daughters and all the of his house his and all his and all his substance which he had got in the land of Canaan and went into country from his brother Jacobor their riches that they dwell together and the land wherein they were strangers could not them because of their cattle. Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir Esau is Edom.
hese are the generations of Esau father of the Edomites in mount Seirhese are the names of Esaus sons Elipha the son of Ada the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basmath the wife of Esau And the sons of Elipha were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Kena. And Timna was concubine to Elipha Esaus son and bare Elipha Amalek these the sons of Ada Esaus wife. And these are the sons of Nahath, , and : these were the sons of Basmath Esaus wife. And these were the sons of the daughter of dukes of the sons of Esauhe of Elipha the son of Esau duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kena, uke , duke and duke Amalek: these are the dukes that came of Elipha in the land of Edom these were the sons of Ada. hese the of Reuel Esaus son duke Nahath, duke , duke , duke hese are the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of Edom these the sons of Basmath Esaus wife. hese the of Esaus wife duke Jeus, duke , duke Korah these dukes came of the daughter of Ana Esaus wife. These are the of Esau, and these are the dukes
These are the of Seir the Horite, the land Lotan, Sobal, Zibeon, Ana, Dison, and hese are the dukes of the Horites the children of Seir in the land of Edom. And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemamnd sister was Timna. children of Sobal were these Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, and Onam. hese the children of Zibeon and Ana this was that Ana that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed his father. he children of Ana were these and the daughter of Ana. hese are the children of Hemdan, Esban, , and Cheran. The children of Ezer these Bilhan, and Akan. The children of Disan , duke Zibeon, duke Ana, uke Dison, duke Ezer, duke hese the dukes that came of Hori their in the land of Seir.
hese are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before there reigned any king the children of Israel. Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom and the name of his city was Dinhaba. And Bela died, Jobab the son of of reigned in his stead. Jobab , Husam of the land of reigned in his stead. And , Hadad the son of Bedad in the field of , reigned in his stead and the name of his city was Avith. Hadad , reigned in his stead. the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. And Baalanan the son of Achbor, Hada reigned in his stead and the name of his city was Pau; and his wifes name the daughter of Matred the daughter of .are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, their , places namesuke , duke , duke Jetheth, uke , duke Ela, duke Pinon, uke Kena, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, uke Magdiel, duke Iramhese be the dukes of their habitations in the land of their possessionEsau the father of the Edomites.
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And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. hese are the generations of Jacob Josephseventeen years old, with his brethren and the lad was with the sons of Bilha and of his fathers wivesnd brought unto father evil . Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he his old age and he made him a coat of many colors. his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak unto him.
Joseph dreamed a dream and told it his brethren: they hated him yet the more. And he said unto themear I pray you this dream which I have dreamed: ehold we were binding sheaves in the field and lo, my sheaf arose and stood upright and stood round about and made obeisance to my sheaf. his brethren him, halt thou or or shalt thou over us? And they hated him yet the more his dream and his words.And he dreamed yet another dream and told it his brethrenehold, I have dream more the and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me. And told it to his father and his brethren his father rebuked him and said unto himhat this dream thou hast dreamedhall I and thy mother and thy brethren come the ? And his brethren him but his father the saying.
brethren went to their fathers in nd Israel said unto Josepho not thy brethren in Schem? come I send thee them. And he am I. And he said himo see whether it be well with thy brethren and the and bring me word again. sent him out of the vale of Hebron, to Schem. And a certain man found him wandering in the field and asked himhat And he I seek my brethren tell me I pray thee where they . And the man said, hey are departed for I heard them sayet us go Dothan. Joseph after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.And when they saw him afar off before he came them, they against him to slay himnd said one to another, Behold this dreamer comethome now and let us slay him and cast him into some pit, and sayome beast hath devoured him
him out of their hands and said, et us not kill him. And Ruben said unto them, hed blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him he rid him out of their hands deliver him to his father again.
And Joseph was come unto his brethren, they out of his coat that was on himnd they took him and cast him into a pit the pit was emptyno water . And they sat down to eat breadnd they lift up their eyes and looked, a company of from Gilead their camels his brethren, hat it we slay our brother, and his blood? ome let us sell him to the , and let not our hand be upon him for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content. Then Mdianites they drew Joseph out of the pit and sold the for twenty pieces of silvernd they brought into Egypt.And unto the pit and Joseph he rent his clothesnd unto his brethren, and whither shall I go? And they took Josephs coat and killed a goat, and dipped the coat in the blood And they sent coat and brought their father and said This have we found: whether it be thy sons coat or no. And he knew itt is my sons coat a beast hath devoured him Joseph is rent in pieces. And Jacob rent his clothes, and put his loins, and for his son . all his sons and all his daughters to comfort him he be comforted said I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. hus his father wept for him. And the Mdianites sold him in Egypt unto a of and .
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And it at that time that went from his brethren and went in unto her. And she conceived and bare a son and called his name Er. And she conceived again and bare a son and called Onan. And she conceived and bare a son called : and he was at when she bare him. was wicked in the sight of the and marry her, and up seed thy brother. And Onan that the seed should not be his when he went in unto his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the wherefore he slew him also. Then said Juda to Tamar his daughter in lawemain a widow at thy fathers house, till my son be grown: for he est die also, as his brethren did. went and dwelt in her fathers house.
And in process of time the daughter of Judas wife died his friend Hira. And told sayingehold thy father in law goeth up to to shear his sheep. And she put her widows garments off from her and covered her with a , and herselfnd sat was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.
When Juda saw her he thought because she had covered her face. And turned her the way and said, I pray thee, let me theefor he knew not that was his daughter in law. And she saidhat wilt thou give me, me? said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. he , give me a pledge till thou send it? 18 And he said, hat pledge shall I give thee? And she saidhy signet, thy bracelet, and thy staff that is in hand. And he gave it her and from her, and put on her And Juda sent the kid by he found her not. Then asked the men of place sayinghere is the that I cannot find her and also the men of the place saidthat there was no . And Juda saidet her take it to her, lest we be shamed: I sent th kid and thou not fnd her.
And it came to pass three months, told Juda saying Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the and let her be burnt. hen brought forth, she sent to her father in law sayingy the man more righteous than I because I gave her not to my son. she travailed, the one put out his hand and the midwife took and bound his brother came outnd she said And afterward came out his brother that had the thread his hand was called Zarah.
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Joseph was brought Egypt and a of an Egyptian, bought him of the which brought him . And the was with Joseph, and he was a and in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the was with him, and that the made all that he did prosper in his hand found grace in his sight, and served himnd made him over his house and over all that he had, the blessed th Egyptians house for Josephs sake and the blessing of the was upon all that he had in the house and in the field. And he left all that he had in Josephs hand and , save the bread which he . And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favored.
And it after this, that his masters wife cast her eyes upon Joseph and saidie with me. But he and said Behold, my master not what in the house, hath committed all that he hath to my hand then can I do this great wickedness, sin against God? And spake to Joseph day by day he hearkened not unto her, to to do his business and there was none of the the. And she caught him by garment saying with mend he left his garment in her hand and fled and got him out.
hen she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled , she called unto the men of house, and them saying See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to us he came in me to with me I cried with a loud voice And when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled and got him out. And she laid up his garment by her, until h lord came home. And she him according to these words saying Th Hebrew servant which thou hast brought unto us came in me to me as I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled out.
hen his master heard the words of his wife which she him sayingfter this manner did thy servant to me place where the kings prisoners boundnd there prisonut the was with Joseph and shwed him mercy, and him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison committed to Josephs hand all the prisoners that were in the prisonnd whatsoever there, th. he keeper of the prison looked that was under his hand because the was with him, and that which he did, the made it to .
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And it after this, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. And Pharao was put them in ward in with them, and he served themnd they continued a season in ward.
And they dreamed the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt which were bound in the prison Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly ? hey him, e have dreamed a dream, and no it. And Joseph said unto themto God tell me . And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph and said him In my dreamas though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth them into Pharaos cup, and cup into hand. And Joseph said unto him, his is the interpretation of it The three branches are three days: within three days shall Pharao lift up thine head, and restore thee unto and thou shalt deliver Pharaos cup into his hand, after the manner when thou was his butler. But think on me with thee, and shew unto mend make mention of me Pharao, and bring me out of this house: or I was stolen out of the land of the Hebrews and here also have I done nothing they should put me into th dungeon. When the chief baker saw that , he said unto Joseph, also in my dream, I had three baskets on my head And in the uppermost basket of all manner bakemeats for Pharaond the birds them out of the basket upon my head.Joseph answered and saidhis is the interpretation thereof The three baskets are three days three days shall Pharao thy head from thee, and shall hang thee on a tree and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
And it came to pass the third day which was Pharaos birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servantsnd he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. And restored the chief butler unto his butlership again and he the cup into Pharaos hand hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted them. the chief butler Joseph, but forgt him.
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And it out of the river seven kine and and fed in a meadow, seven other kine came up after them out of the river favored and and stood by the otherkine upon the brink of the river. And the favored and kine up the seven well favored and fat kine awoke And he slept and dreamed the second time, seven ears of corn upon one stalk rank and good. And seven thin ears blasted with the wind sprng up after themnd the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharao and, dream. the morning his spirit was troublednd he sent and called for all the of Egypt and all the wise men thereof and told them his dream but there was none that could interpret unto Pharao.
Then spake the chief butler unto Pharao saying I do remember my fault this day Pharao was with his servants, and put in ward in the house both me and the chief baker And we dreamed in one night with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant the we told him, and he it came to pass sent and called Josephnd they him out of nd he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and in Pharao. And Pharao said unto Joseph I have dreamed a dream and no can interpret it I have heard say of thee that thou a dream interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharao saying: God shall give Pharao an answer of peace
Pharao said unto Josephn my dream I stood river, there came out of the river seven and well and fed in meadow And seven other kine came up after them, poor and very favored and I never saw in all the land of Egypt And the lean and favored kine up the first seven fat kine And when they had eaten them up, could not that they had eaten them they were still as at the beginning. I awoke. And I saw in my dream seven ears up after them And the thin ears devoured the seven good earsnd I told Joseph said unto The seven good kine areseven years and the seven good ears are seven years dream. the seven thin and favored kine that came after themare seven years and the seven empty blasted shall be seven years of come seven years of great throughout all the land of Egypt And there shall arise after them seven years of all the shall be forgotten in the land of Egyptnd the shall consume the land the shall not be in the land by reason of that that the dream was doubled unto Pharao God will shortly bring it to pass.
Now therefore let Pharao a man and , and set him over the land of Egypt. et Pharao officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous yearsnd let them gather all the food of thse good years that come, and lay up corn under the of Pharao food in the citiesnd that be store the land against the seven years of which shall in the land of Egypt that the land perish not through all his servants. unto his servants said unto Josephorasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is no Thou shalt be over my house, and according thy word shall all my people : only in the will I be . And said unto Joseph, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And took off his ring from his , and put it upon Josephs , and arrayed him in of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his necknd him the chariot he had they cried before him and made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.And Pharao said unto Joseph I am Pharao, without shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. And called Josephs name Zaphnathnd he gave him to wife Asnath the daughter of priest of On. Joseph the land of Egypt.
And was thirty years old when he stood before Pharao king of Egypt. And Joseph from Pharao, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.And in the seven plenteous years gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt and in the cities the food of the round about every city in the same. And Joseph corn the sand of the sea, until he left numberingor it was without number. And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of came, which Asnath the daughter of priest of On bare unto him. And called the name of the first Manasseor Godsaid he hath made me forget all my and all my fathers . he second called he Ephraimor God hath caused me to in the land of my .
And the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt were ended the seven years of dearth, according as Joseph had saidnd the dearth was in all lands but in the land of Egypt was what he saith to you do. And the was all the Joseph opened all the , and sold unto the Egyptiansnd waxed sore in the land of Egypt. And all countries came Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the was so sore in all lands.
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hen Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, said unto his sonshy ye ? ehold, I have heard that there is corn in Egyptet you and buy us from that we may live and not die. Josephs ten brethren down to buy corn in EgyptAnd the sons of Israel came to buy corn among that came for was in the land of Canaan. And Joseph wasthe governor the land, andhe it was that sold to all the people of the landnd brethren came, and before him.
Joseph saw his brethren, he knew themut made strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them Whence come ye? nd they said the land of Canaan to buy . Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.And Joseph remembered dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto theme are spies to see the land . And they said unto himay, my lord but to buy thy servants come.
We are all one mans sonsa, thy servants are no spies. And he said unto themtwelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaanhe youngest is this day with our father, and one no Joseph said unto them, hat is it that I unto you, e are spies ye shall be provedy the life of Pharao ye shall not go hee, your youngest brother come hither. Send one of you and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be in prison your words be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of ye are spies. And he put them in ward three days.And Joseph said unto them the third day This do and livefor I fear God If ye , let one of your brethren be bound in the prison go ye the your bring your youngest brother unto me your words be , and die. And they did so.
they said one to anothere verily our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and would not hear therefore is this come upon us. Ruben answered them saying I not unto you not sin against the ye would not hear, his blood is required. hey not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter. And he turned from them and wept and to them again and communed with them, and took Simeon and bound him before their eyes commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to every mans money in his sack, and to give them the waynd them. And they their asses with the corn and departed thee. And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the nn, he his money in his sacks mouth. And he said unto his brethreny money is restored and is even in my
And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that them saying The lord of the land spake roughly to us, and took us for spies the country. And we said unto him we are no spies We be twelve brethren sons of our father one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. And the lord of the country said unto usereby shall I know ye leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food forthe famine of your households and nd bring your youngest brother unto me shall I know that ye are no spies, but : o will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall in the land. And as they emptied their sacks, behold every mans bundle of money was in his sacknd when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.And Jacob their father said unto them Me have ye of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benamin away: all these things me. Ruben his father saying Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to theeeliver him my hand, and I will bring him to thee again And he saidy son shall not go down with youor his brother is dead, and he is left alone him by the way which ye go ye bring my gray with sorrow the grave.
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And the sore in the land. And when they had eaten up th corn which they brought out of Egypt, their father said unto themo again buy us a little food. unto himhe man did unto us saying see my face except your brother be with you. f thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go and buy the food But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go: for the man said unto us see my face, except your brother be with you. And Israel saidherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man ye had yet brother? And they said The man asked us of our kindred sayings your father yet alive? have ye another brother? nd we told him according to these words could we know that he would ring brother down? unto Israel his father Send the lad with me, and we will and go that we may live and not die both we, thou and also our . I will be surety for him of my require himf I bring him not thee and set him before , then let me bear the blame for ever For except we had we had
their father Israel said unto themf it must be so now do take of the best fruits the land in your vessels, and the man a present, a balm, and a honey, spices and myrrh, and almonds And take money yound the money that was brought again in your sacks, it again peradventure it was an oversight
Take also your brother, and arise go again the man And God lmighty give you mercy the man send your other brother
went down to Egypt, and Joseph. hen Joseph saw Benamin with them, he said to the ruler of his housering these men home, and slay and make ready for shall dine with me at noon. And the man did as Joseph bade and brought Josephs house. they were brought Josephs house they saidecause of the money that in our sacks at the first time are we brought communed with him at the door nd said
, we came at the first time to buy foodnd we came to inn opened our sacks behold, every mans money was in his sack full weight: we have brought it again nd other money have we brought in our hands to buy food we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks. And he saidbe , fear not: our God and the God of your father hath you treasure in your sacks I had your money. And he brought Simeon out themnd into Josephs house, and gave them water wash their feet and gave their asses provender And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon for they heard that they should there.
hen Joseph came home, they brought the present servant our father is in good health, is yet alive. And they bowed and .And he lifted up his eyes and his brother Benamin his mothers son, and saids this your younge brother of whom ye unto me? And said God be unto thee my son. And Joseph made hastefor his did upon his brother and sought where to weep and entered into his chamber, there. And he washed his face and out and refrained himself, and et breadAnd they for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians which with him by themselves because the Egyptians not eat bread with the Hebrews for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. And they sat before him the according his , and the youngest according his youthnd the men marvelled . And unto them from before him: but Ben was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were with him.
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And he commanded the of his house sayingill the mens sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every mans money in his mouthnd put my silver cup in the sacks mouth of the youngest and his corn money. And he did Joseph had . the morning was light, the men were their asses. And when they were out of the city and not yet far , Joseph said unto his p follow after the men and overtake them, say unto themherefore have ye rewarded evil for good? s not th which my lord drinketh, and he ? ye have done.And he overtook them and same words And they himherefore saith my lord words? God forbid that thy servants should do Behold, the money which we found in our sacks mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of lords house silver or gold? ith whosoever of thy servants it be found let him die, and also be my lords bondmen. And he said Now according unto your words he with whom it is found shall be my servant ye shall be . every man his sack to the ground, and every man his sack. And he searched, and began at the eldest and left at the youngestnd the cup was found in Ben sack. Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass and the city. And Juda and his brethren came to Josephs house for he was yet there and they fell before him on the ground. And Joseph said unto themhat deed ye have done? ye not that such a man as I can Judahat shall we say unto my lord what shall we speak or we ? God hath found out the of thy servantsehold, both we and healso with whom the cup is found And he God forbid that I should do sothe man the cup is found, he shall be my servant in peace unto your father.
Then Juda unto him and saidh my lord, let thy servant speak a word in my lords ear, and not thy servant: for thou art even as Pharao. My lord asked his servant sayingave ye a father or a brother? And we my lord, e have a father is dead, and he is left of mothernd his father loveth him. unto servantsring him unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. And we my lord, he lad his father for if he should leave his father, unto thy servantsxcept your youngest brother come with you, see my face no more.And when we came unto thy servant father, we him my lord And our father said, o again and buy us a little food we said, e go if our youngest brother with us then will we go for we may not see the mans face, except our youngest brother be with us. thy servant father unto us Ye know that my wife bare me two sons: 28 And the one went out from me and said he is torn in pieces and I saw him not sincef ye take this also from me and
Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, the lad be not with seeing that his life the lads life, he seeth that the lad of thy servant our father with sorrow the grave. For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my fatherf I bring him not unto thee I bear the blame my and let the lad go with his brethren. For how I go my father, and the lad not with me lest I see the that shall come on my father.
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Joseph could refrain before all them that stood no man with him, while himself unto his brethren. And he wept aloud the Egyptians and the house of Pharao heard And said unto his brethren I am Joseph doth my father yet live? his brethren could not answer him for they were at his presence. And Joseph said unto his brethrenome near to me, nd they came near. And he said I am Joseph your brother whom ye sold into Egypt. ow be not grieved yourees, that ye sold me or God did send me before you to life. For earing nor harvest.
God sent me before you to in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not ythat sent me , but God: and he hath made me father Pharao and lord all his house, and ruler all the land of Egypt. Haste y and go to my father and him, sath thy son Joseph God hath made me lord all Egyptome down unto me tarry not And thou shalt dwell in the land of and be me thou and thy children, and thy childrens children and thy , and and all that thou hasthere will I and thy household and all that thou hast.
, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benamin, that mouth. tell my father of all my in Egypt and of all that ye have seen and haste and bring my father . And he fell his brother Ben neck and wept and Benamin wept his neck. Moreover he kissed all his brethren and wept upon themnd after that his brethren talked with him.
And it pleased Pharao well and his servants.And Pharao unto Josephay unto thy brethren, his do ye lade your beasts and get you unto the land of Canaan take your father and your households and come unto me and I will give you the of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. commandedhis do ye take you out of the land of Egypt for your and for your wives and bring your father and come. Also regard not your stuff for the good of all the land of Egypt yours.
And the children of Israel did sond Joseph gave them the commandment of Pharao, and gave them he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of raiment. And his father he sent after thmanner ten asses laden with of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn bread and meat his father by the way. So sent his brethren away, and they departednd he said unto themee that ye fall not out by the way.
And they Egypt and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, nd told him saying Joseph is yet alive and is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacobs heart , for he believed them not. And they told him all the words of Joseph which he had said unto them when he saw the which Joseph had sent to carry him, revived And Israel saidIenough Joseph my son yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.
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Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came and offered unto the God of his father Isaac. And God unto Israel in vision night, and Jacob, Jacob. And he ere am I. And he said I am God, the God of thy father fear not to go down into Egyptor I will make of thee a great I will go down with thee into Egypt and I will also bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
And Jacob rose up from nd the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their and their wives in the which Pharao had sent to carry him. And they took their cattle and the goods which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt Jacob and all his seed with himis sons and his sons sons with him his daughters and his sons daughters and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.are the names of the children of Israel which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: the son of a Cananitish woman. but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. which she bare unto Jacob in with his daughter Dinall the souls of his sons and daughters thirty and three. and Serah their sisternd the of Heber and Malchiel. These are the of whom Laban gave to Lea his daughternd these she bare unto Jacob And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasse and Ephraim which Asnath the daughter of priest of On bare unto him. which were born Jacob: the sons of Bilha which Laban gave unto Rahel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob souls. All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt which came out of his loinsbesides sons wives all and six And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt weretwo souls all the souls of the house of Jacob which came into Egypt.
And he sent Juda before him unto Joseph unto and they came into the land of Gosn. And Joseph made ready his chariot and went to meet Israel his father Gosn, and presented himself unto him and fell on his neck and wept his neck a good while. And Israel said unto Joseph Now die, I have seen , thou art yet alive. And Joseph said unto his brethren and unto his fathers house I will go and shw Pharao and himy brethren and my fathers house which were in the land of Canaan are come unto mend theare shepherdsfor the cattle and they have brought their and their and all that they have call you and that ye may dwell in the land of the Egyptians
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Joseph and told Pharao and saidy father and my brethren and their and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan and are in the land of Gosn. And took of his brethreneven five , and presented them unto Pharao. And Pharao said unto his brethrenhat is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaohy servants, both we and also our fathers. They said moreover unto Pharaoor to sojourn in the land are we come for thy servants have no pasture for their the in the land of Canaanow therefore let thy servants dwell in the land of Gosn.
And Pharao unto Josephhy father and thy brethren are come unto thee The land of Egypt is before theen the best of the land make thy father and brethren dwell in the land of Gosn let them dwell if thou any men of activity among them, make them rulers over my cattle. And Joseph brought in Jacob his father and set him before Pharaond Jacob blessed Pharao. And Pharao Jacob, ow old art thou? And Jacob said unto Pharaohe days of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty yearsew and evil have the days of my life been, and have not attained unto the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. And Jacob blessed Pharao and went out from . And Joseph his father and his brethren, and gave them possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land in the land of Rameses, as commanded. And Joseph his father, his brethren and all his
no bread in all the land for the was sore so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan by reason of the . And Joseph all the money that was found in the land of Egypt of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and the money in Pharaos house. hen money failed in the land of Egypt of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph and said and I will give you for your cattle, if money. And they brought their cattle unto Josephnd gave them bread for horses, and and asses: he fed them with bread for all their cattle that year.When that year was ended, they came unto him the year and said unto hime will not hide it from my lord, how that die before thine eyes, and land? buy us and our land for bread and and our be Pharaoive us seed, that we may live and not die, that the land not .And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoor the Egyptians sold every man his because the them: so the land became Pharaos. And the land of the riests bought he not for the priests wherefore they sold not their lands.
Then Joseph said unto the ehold I have bought you this day and your land for ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharao, and four parts shall be your own, for seed the field and for , and them of your households, and for your And they Thou hast saved our liveset us find grace in the sight of my lord, and be Pharaos servants. And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this daythat the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not .
And Israel dwelt in Egypt in the country of they had possessions therein, and grew and multiplied exceedingly. Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty seven years.
the time drew nigh that Israel must die: he his son Joseph and said unto him If I have found grace in thy sight, put thy hand under my thigh and deal and truly with me bury me not in Egypt: ut lie my fathers, and carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their . And he I will do as thou hast said. And he saidwear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed the beds head.
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he took with him his two sons, Manasse and Ephraim. Jacobehold, thy son Joseph cometh unto theend Israel strength, and sat the bednd said unto Joseph God lmighty appeared unto me at Lu in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, nd said unto meehold, I will make thee and multiply thee, and will make a of people and will give this land thy seed after thee an everlasting possession. ow thy two sons which were born unto thee before I came thee into Egypt, after them, shall be thineshall be called the name of their brethren in their inheritance. And I came from , Rahel died in the land of Canaan the way when but a to unto Ephratnd I buried her there in the way Ephratis Bethlehem.
And Israel beheld Josephs sons and saidare these? And Joseph said unto his fatherhey are my sons, God hath given me . And he saidring them me, and bless them. the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them him and he kissed them and embraced them. And Israel said unto Joseph I had not thought to see thy face and lo, God hath shewed Ephraim in his right hand toward Israels left hand and Manasse in his left hand toward Israels right hand, and brought themnear unto him. And Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it upon Ephraims headwas the younger, and his left hand upon Manasses head, his hands for Manasse was the . And he blessed Joseph God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, he ngel which me from all evil, bless the lads my name, and my father Abraham and Isaac and grow a the earth. Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased himnd he up his fathers hand, to remove it from Ephraims head unto Manasses headnd said unto his father Not so my father for this is the ut thy right hand upon his head. And his father , said I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall a people and shall be greatut tru his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall of . And he blessed them saying bless God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasse set Ephraim before Manasse.And Israel said unto Josephehold, I die God shall be with you and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. Moreover I give thee portion above thy brethren which I out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
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And Jacob called his sons and said together, that I may tell you shall you in the last days. Gather together and hear ye sons of Jacob and hearken unto Israel your father.Ruben, thou art my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, and powernstable as water thou shalt not thou wentest up thy fathers bed then defiledst thou my couch
Simeon and Levi their unto their not : for in their they slew a man, and in their they for it was cruel I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
thy brethren shall praise hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies thy fathers children shall as a lion, and as ho him up? The shall not depart from Juda, nor a from between his , until come unto the people . his foal unto the vine, and his asss colt unto the vine wash his garment in wine and his in the blood of grapes: is eyes wine, and his teeth white milk.
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down between two nd saw that rest was good and the land that it was pleasant and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute. Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent the way, an adder in the path, bite the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. thy
giveth goodly words. his hands were strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob shall help thee and the lmighty shall bless thee with blessings heaven above, blessings of the that lieth under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb The blessings of thy father the blessings of my on the head of Joseph, and on the of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
Benamin wolfn the morning he shall devour prey, and at night he shall divide spoil.
All these are the twelve tribes of Israel and this is that their father spake unto them he blessed them And he charged them and said unto them I be unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the , n the cave that is in the field before in the land of Canaanhich Abraham bought of Ephron the for a possession . There they buried Abraham and Sara his wife there they buried Isaac and his wifend there I buried the children of Heth.
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And Joseph fell upon his fathers face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.And Joseph commanded his servants hysicians to embalm his father and the hysicians embalmed Israel forty days and the Egyptians him days.And when the days of were , Joseph spake unto the house of Pharao saying If I have found in your eyes, speak, y father made me swearo, I die in my grave which I have me in the land of Canaan. Now therefore let me go and bury my father, and will come again. And Pharao said, o and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
And Joseph went up to bury his father and with him went all the servants of the elders of his house, and all the elders of Egypt, nd all the house of Joseph and his brethren and his fathers house: only their and their and their they in the land of Gosn. And there went with him hariots and horsemen: great company.
And they came to the of Atad beyond Jordan, there they great and sore lamentationnd he for his father seven days. hen the of the land the saw the mourning in the of Atad, they saidhis is a mourning the Egyptiansherefore the name of called Abelmizraim, which beyond Jordan. And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them
his sons carried him into the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave which Abraham bought with the field a of Ephron the before Mamre. And Joseph returned Egypt and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, he had buried .
hen Josephs brethren saw that their father was dead, they said Joseph hate us and us all the evil which we did unto him. say unto Joseph, orgive I pray thee the trespass of thy brethren and their sin for they thee evilow we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of thy . And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.And his brethren and fell before and saidehold we be thy servants. And Joseph said unto themear not for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. spake kindly unto them.
Joseph dwelt in Egypt and his fathers house and lived an hundred and ten years. And Joseph saw Ephraims children the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasse were Josephs knees.
And Joseph said unto his brethren I diend God will surely visit you and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel God will visit youan hundred and ten years oldnd they embalmed him and put in a in Egypt.
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