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            GENESIS


CHAPTER 1

1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon

the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of

the waters.

1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light

from the darkness.

1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

And the evening and the morning were the first day.

1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,

and let it divide the waters from the waters.

1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were

under the firmament from the waters which were above the

firmament: and it was so.

1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the

morning were the second day.

1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered

together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of

the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding

seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in

itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

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1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his

kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his

kind: and God saw that it was good.

1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to

divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for

seasons, and for days, and years:

1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give

light upon the earth: and it was so.

1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day,

and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light

upon the earth,

1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light

from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving

creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the

open firmament of heaven.

1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that

moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their

kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it

was good.

1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill

the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his

kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his

kind: and it was so.

1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after

their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his

kind: and God saw that it was good.

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1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the

fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over

every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created

he him; male and female created he them.

1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and

multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion

over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every

living thing that moveth upon the earth.

1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,

which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which

is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to

every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I

have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was

very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

CHAPTER 2

2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of

them.

2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;

and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had

made.

2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in

it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when

they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth

and the heavens,

2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every

herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused

it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

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2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole

face of the ground.

2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and

breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living

soul.

2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there

he put the man whom he had formed.

2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree

that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also

in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and

evil.

2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence

it was parted, and became into four heads.

2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the

whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx

stone.

2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that

compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth

toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of

Eden to dress it and to keep it.

2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of

the garden thou mayest freely eat:

2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not

eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely

die.

2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be

alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the

field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see

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what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living

creature, that was the name thereof.

2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and

to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an

help meet for him.

2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and

he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh

instead thereof;

2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a

woman, and brought her unto the man.

2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my

flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of

Man.

2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall

cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not

ashamed.

CHAPTER 3

3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which

the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath

God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of

the trees of the garden:

3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God

hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes

shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and

that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make

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one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also

unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they

were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made

themselves aprons.

3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden

in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from

the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where

art thou?

3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,

because I was naked; and I hid myself.

3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten

of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me,

she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou

hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I

did eat.

3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done

this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the

field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the

days of thy life:

3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between

thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt

bruise his heel.

3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and

thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy

desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the

voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded

thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy

sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

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3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt

eat the herb of the field;

3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto

the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and

unto dust shalt thou return.

3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother

of all living.

3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of

skins, and clothed them.

3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,

to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and

take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden,

to till the ground from whence he was taken.

3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of

Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to

keep the way of the tree of life.

CHAPTER 4

4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain,

and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of

sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the

fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the

fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his

offering:

4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was

very wroth, and his countenance fell.

4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is

thy countenance fallen?

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4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest

not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and

thou shalt rule over him.

4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when

they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother,

and slew him.

4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he

said, I know not: Am I my brothers keeper?

4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brothers

blood crieth unto me from the ground.

4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her

mouth to receive thy brothers blood from thy hand;

4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee

her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I

can bear.

4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth;

and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a

vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that

findeth me shall slay me.

4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,

vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a

mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in

the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and

he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of

his son, Enoch.

4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and

Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was

Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

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4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents,

and of such as have cattle.

4:21 And his brothers name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as

handle the harp and organ.

4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer

in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice;

ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a

man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and

sevenfold.

4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his

name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed

instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his

name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

CHAPTER 5

5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God

created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their

name Adam, in the day when they were created.

5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his

own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:

5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight

hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty

years: and he died.

5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

5:7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years,

and begat sons and daughters:

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5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and

he died.

5:9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

5:10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen

years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he

died.

5:12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:

5:13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty

years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he

died.

5:15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

5:16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty

years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five

years: and he died.

5:18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat

Enoch:

5:19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat

sons and daughters:

5:20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years:

and he died.

5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three

hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

5:25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and

begat Lamech.

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5:26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty

and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine

years: and he died.

5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a

son:

5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us

concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground

which the LORD hath cursed.

5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five

years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven

years: and he died.

5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham,

and Japheth.

CHAPTER 6

6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of

the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair;

and they took them wives of all which they chose.

6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,

for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and

twenty years.

6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that,

when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they

bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of

old, men of renown.

6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only

evil continually.

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6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and

it grieved him at his heart.

6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from

the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing,

and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and

perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled

with violence.

6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all

flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me;

for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will

destroy them with the earth.

6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the

ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of

the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits,

and the height of it thirty cubits.

6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou

finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side

thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to

destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven;

and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come

into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons wives

with thee.

6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou

bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male

and female.

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6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every

creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall

come unto thee, to keep them alive.

6:21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt

gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did

he.

CHAPTER 7

7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into

the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male

and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male

and his female.

7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep

seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty

days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made

will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was

upon the earth.

7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives

with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and

of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

7:9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and

the female, as God had commanded Noah.

7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood

were upon the earth.

7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the

seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains

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of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were

opened.

7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and

Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of

his sons with them, into the ark;

7:14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their

kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after

his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh,

wherein is the breath of life.

7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God

had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters

increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the

earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the

high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains

were covered.

7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of

cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon

the earth, and every man:

7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the

dry land, died.

7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the

face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things,

and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the

earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him

in the ark.

7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty

days.

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CHAPTER 8

8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the

cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass

over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were

stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after

the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of

the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the

tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the

mountains seen.

8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the

window of the ark which he had made:

8:7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the

waters were dried up from off the earth.

8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were

abated from off the face of the ground;

8:9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she

returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of

the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and

pulled her in unto him into the ark.

8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the

dove out of the ark;

8:11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth

was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were

abated from off the earth.

8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove;

which returned not again unto him any more.

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8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first

month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from

off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and

looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the

month, was the earth dried.

8:15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,

8:16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy

sons wives with thee.

8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all

flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that

creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the

earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

8:18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons

wives with him:

8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever

creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the

ark.

8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean

beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the

altar.

8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savor; and the LORD said in his

heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for mans sake;

for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither

will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,

and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

CHAPTER 9

9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be

fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast

of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth

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upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand

are they delivered.

9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the

green herb have I given you all things.

9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye

not eat.

9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of

every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of

every mans brother will I require the life of man.

9:6 Whoso sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for

in the image of God made he man.

9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in

the earth, and multiply therein.

9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your

seed after you;

9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the

cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out

of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh

be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there

any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make

between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for

perpetual generations:

9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a

covenant between me and the earth.

9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that

the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you

and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more

become a flood to destroy all flesh.

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9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I

may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every

living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which

I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and

Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth

overspread.

9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered

within his tent.

9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father,

and told his two brethren without.

9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their

shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their

father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their

fathers nakedness.

9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son

had done unto him.

9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be

unto his brethren.

9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall

be his servant.

9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem;

and Canaan shall be his servant.

9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

9:29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he

died.

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CHAPTER 10

10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham,

and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan,

and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

10:3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

10:4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and

Dodanim.

10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every

one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

10:7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah,

and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

10:8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said,

Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and

Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the

city Rehoboth, and Calah,

10:12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

10:13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and

Naphtuhim,

10:14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and

Caphtorim.

10:15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,

10:16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

10:17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

10:18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and

afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

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10:19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest

to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah,

and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues,

in their countries, and in their nations.

10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother

of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud,

and Aram.

10:23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

10:24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for

in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was

Joktan.

10:26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and

Jerah,

10:27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

10:28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of

Joktan.

10:30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a

mount of the east.

10:31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues,

in their lands, after their nations.

10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations,

in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth

after the flood.

CHAPTER 11

11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

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11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they

found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn

them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they

for morter.

11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top

may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be

scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which

the children of men builded.

11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all

one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be

restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they

may not understand one another’s speech.

11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of

all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did

there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did

the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old,

and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11:11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and

begat sons and daughters.

11:12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:

11:13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three

years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

11:15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years,

and begat sons and daughters.

11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

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11:17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years,

and begat sons and daughters.

11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

11:19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and

begat sons and daughters.

11:20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

11:21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years,

and begat sons and daughters.

11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

11:23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat

sons and daughters.

11:24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

11:25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen

years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and

Haran.

11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram,

Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity,

in Ur of the Chaldees.

11:29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abrams

wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahors wife, Milcah, the daughter

of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

11:30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s

son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abrams wife; and they

went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land

of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah

died in Haran.

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CHAPTER 12

12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy

country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fathers house, unto a

land that I will shew thee:

12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and

make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth

thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot

went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he

departed out of Haran.

12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brothers son, and all

their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had

gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan;

and into the land of Canaan they came.

12:6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto

the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

12:7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed

will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD,

who appeared unto him.

12:8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of

Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on

the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called

upon the name of the LORD.

12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into

Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt,

that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a

fair woman to look upon:

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12:12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee,

that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they

will save thee alive.

12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me

for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the

Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before

Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and

oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she

asses, and camels.

12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues

because of Sarai Abrams wife.

12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast

done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

12:19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me

to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

12:20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent

him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

CHAPTER 13

13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he

had, and Lot with him, into the south.

13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

13:3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto

the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel

and Hai;

13:4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first:

and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

13:5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and

tents.

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13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell

together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell

together.

13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abrams cattle and

the herdmen of Lots cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite

dwelled then in the land.

13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee,

between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen;

for we be brethren.

13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee,

from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right;

or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that

it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed

Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the

land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east:

and they separated themselves the one from the other.

13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities

of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD

exceedingly.

13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated

from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where

thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy

seed for ever.

13:16 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.

13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of

it; for I will give it unto thee.

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13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of

Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the

LORD.

CHAPTER 14

14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar,

Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king

of nations;

14:2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha

king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of

Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

14:3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the

salt sea.

14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year

they rebelled.

14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that

were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim,

and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the

wilderness.

14:7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and

smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites,

that dwelt in Hazezontamar.

14:8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah,

and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of

Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the

vale of Siddim;

14:9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of

nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar;

four kings with five.

14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of

Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained

fled to the mountain.

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14:11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their

victuals, and went their way.

14:12 And they took Lot, Abrams brothers son, who dwelt in Sodom,

and his goods, and departed.

14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew;

for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol,

and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he

armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred

and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

14:15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night,

and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the

left hand of Damascus.

14:16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his

brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

14:17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from

the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him,

at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale.

14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and

he was the priest of the most high God.

14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high

God, possessor of heaven and earth:

14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine

enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

14:21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and

take the goods to thyself.

14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand

unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and

earth,

14:23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I

will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have

made Abram rich:

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14:24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of

the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them

take their portion.

CHAPTER 15

15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a

vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding

great reward.

15:2 And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go

childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of

Damascus?

15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo,

one born in my house is mine heir.

15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This

shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine

own bowels shall be thine heir.

15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward

heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he

said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for

righteousness.

15:7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur

of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

15:8 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit

it?

15:9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a

she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a

turtledove, and a young pigeon.

15:10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and

laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

15:11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove

them away.

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15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram;

and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a

stranger in a land that is not their’s, and shall serve them; and they

shall afflict them four hundred years;

15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and

afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15:15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a

good old age.

15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the

iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was

dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed

between those pieces.

15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,

Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto

the great river, the river Euphrates:

15:19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

15:20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

15:21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the

Jebusites.

CHAPTER 16

16:1 Now Sarai Abrams wife bare him no children: and she had an

handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath

restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may

be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the

voice of Sarai.

16:3 And Sarai Abrams wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after

Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to

her husband Abram to be his wife.

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16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw

that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

16:5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given

my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had

conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between

me and thee.

16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to

her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she

fled from her face.

16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the

wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarais maid, whence camest thou? and whither

wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress

Sarai.

16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress,

and submit thyself under her hands.

16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed

exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with

child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because

the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and

every mans hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of

all his brethren.

16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou

God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that

seeth me?

16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between

Kadesh and Bered.

16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his sons name,

which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare

Ishmael to Abram.

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CHAPTER 17

17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD

appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God;

walk before me, and be thou perfect.

17:2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will

multiply thee exceedingly.

17:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a

father of many nations.

17:5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name

shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

17:6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of

thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy

seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to

be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

17:8 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 I will be their God.

17:9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant

therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you

and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be

circumcised.

17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a

token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

17:12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you,

every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or

bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

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17:13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy

money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in

your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

17:14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not

circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath

broken my covenant.

17:15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not

call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

17:16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will

bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people

shall be of her.

17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart,

Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and

shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

17:18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before

thee!

17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and

thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant

with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him,

and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly;

twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear

unto thee at this set time in the next year.

17:22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

17:23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his

house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among

the men of Abrahams house; and circumcised the flesh of their

foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

17:24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was

circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

17:25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was

circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

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17:26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his

son.

17:27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with

money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

CHAPTER 18

18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he

sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

18:2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by

him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent

door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

18:3 And said, My LORD, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass

not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

18:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and

rest yourselves under the tree:

18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts;

after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your

servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make

ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes

upon the hearth.

18:7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good,

and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

18:8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed,

and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and

they did eat.

18:9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said,

Behold, in the tent.

18:10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time

of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it

in the tent door, which was behind him.

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18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it

ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed

old shall I have pleasure, my Lord being old also?

18:13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh,

saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will

return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have

a son.

18:15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And

he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

18:16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and

Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I

do;

18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation,

and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his

household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to

do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham

that which he hath spoken of him.

18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is

great, and because their sin is very grievous;

18:21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether

according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will

know.

18:22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward

Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the

righteous with the wicked?

18:24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also

destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are

therein?

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18:25 That be far from thee to 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: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

18:26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the

city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon

me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

18:28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the 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 it.

18:29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there

shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for fortys

sake.

18:30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will

speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said,

I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

18:31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the

LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he

said, I will not destroy it for twentys sake.

18:32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet

but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I

will not destroy it for tens sake.

18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing

with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

CHAPTER 19

19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the

gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he

bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your

servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye

shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but

we will abide in the street all night.

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19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him,

and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake

unleavened bread, and they did eat.

19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of

Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the

people from every quarter:

19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men

which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we

may know them.

19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after

him,

19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let

me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is

good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore

came they under the shadow of my roof.

19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow

came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal

worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the

man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to

them, and shut to the door.

19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with

blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to

find the door.

19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in

law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in

the city, bring them out of this place:

19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen

great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to

destroy it.

19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married

his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the

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LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked

unto his sons in law.

19:15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying,

Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest

thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

19:16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon

the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the

LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and

set him without the city.

19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad,

that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay

thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be

consumed.

19:18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my LORD:

19:19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou

hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in

saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil

take me, and I die:

19:20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh,

let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

19:21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this

thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou

hast spoken.

19:22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be

come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah

brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

19:25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the

inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar

of salt.

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19:27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he

stood before the LORD:

19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the

land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country

went up as the smoke of a furnace.

19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain,

that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of

the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot

dwelt.

19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his

two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he

dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

19:31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and

there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner

of all the earth:

19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him,

that we may preserve seed of our father.

19:33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn

went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay

down, nor when she arose.

19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the

younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him

drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we

may preserve seed of our father.

19:35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the

younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she

lay down, nor when she arose.

19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

19:37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same

is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

19:38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name

Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto

this day.

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CHAPTER 20

20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country,

and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and

Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him,

Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast

taken; for she is a mans wife.

20:4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt

thou slay also a righteous nation?

20:5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself

said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency

of my hands have I done this.

20:6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst

this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from

sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he

shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not,

know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

20:8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his

servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were

sore afraid.

20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast

thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast

brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done

deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

20:10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou

hast done this thing?

20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is

not in this place; and they will slay me for my wifes sake.

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20:12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father,

but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

20:13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my

fathers house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which

thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come,

say of me, He is my brother.

20:14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and

womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him

Sarah his wife.

20:15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it

pleaseth thee.

20:16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a

thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the

eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was

reproved.

20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his

wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of

Abimelech, because of Sarah Abrahams wife.

CHAPTER 21

21:1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did

unto Sarah as he had spoken.

21:2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the

set time of which God had spoken to him.

21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him,

whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

21:4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as

God had commanded him.

21:5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was

born unto him.

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21:6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear

will laugh with me.

21:7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah

should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his

old age.

21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great

feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born

unto Abraham, mocking.

21:10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and

her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my

son, even with Isaac.

21:11 And the thing was very grievous in Abrahams sight because of his

son.

21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight

because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah

hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy

seed be called.

21:13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation,

because he is thy seed.

21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a

bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder,

and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered

in the wilderness of Beersheba.

21:15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under

one of the shrubs.

21:16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off,

as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the

child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

21:17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to

Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar?

fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

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21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make

him a great nation.

21:19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she

went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

21:20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the

wilderness, and became an archer.

21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a

wife out of the land of Egypt.

21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the

chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with

thee in all that thou doest:

21:23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal

falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but

according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do

unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

21:24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water,

which Abimelechs servants had violently taken away.

21:26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither

didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto

Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

21:28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe

lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

21:30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my

hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this

well.

21:31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they swear

both of them.

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21:32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up,

and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the

land of the Philistines.

21:33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the

name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.

CHAPTER 22

22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt

Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I

am.

22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou

lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for

a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass,

and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and

clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto

the place of which God had told him.

22:4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the

place afar off.

22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the

ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again

to you.

22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon

Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they

went both of them together.

22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and

he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the

wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a

burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

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22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and

Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound

Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay

his son.

22:11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and

said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any

thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou

hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind

him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and

took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of

his son.

22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is

said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

22:15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the

second time,

22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because

thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine

only son:

22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply

thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon

the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

because thou hast obeyed my voice.

22:19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and

went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

22:20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham,

saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy

brother Nahor;

22:21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of

Aram,

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22:22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor,

Abraham’s brother.

22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah,

and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

CHAPTER 23

23:1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these

were the years of the life of Sarah.

23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of

Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for

her.

23:3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the

sons of Heth, saying,

23:4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a

buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

23:5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

23:6 Hear us, my Lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice

of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from

thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

23:7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the

land, even to the children of Heth.

23:8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I

should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me

to Ephron the son of Zohar,

23:9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which

is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall

give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

23:10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the

Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth,

even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

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23:11 Nay, my Lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is

therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give

I it thee: bury thy dead.

23:12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

23:13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the

land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will

give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my

dead there.

23:14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

23:15 My Lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels

of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy

dead.

23:16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to

Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons

of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the

merchant.

23:17 And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was

before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the

trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about,

were made sure

23:18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of

Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

23:19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the

field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land

of Canaan.

23:20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto

Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

CHAPTER 24

24:1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had

blessed Abraham in all things.

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24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled

over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

24:3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and

the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son

of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

24:4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a

wife unto my son Isaac.

24:5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not

be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son

again unto the land from whence thou camest?

24:6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my

son thither again.

24:7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s

house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me,

and that swear unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land;

he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto

my son from thence.

24:8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou

shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither

again.

24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his

master, and swear to him concerning that matter.

24:10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and

departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he

arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well

of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go

out to draw water.

24:12 And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee,

send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master

Abraham.

24:13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the

men of the city come out to draw water:

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24:14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let

down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say,

Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she

that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I

know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

24:15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold,

Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the

wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her

shoulder.

24:16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had

any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her

pitcher, and came up.

24:17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee,

drink a little water of thy pitcher.

24:18 And she said, Drink, my Lord: and she hasted, and let down her

pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

24:19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw

water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

24:20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran

again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

24:21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the

LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

24:22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man

took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for

her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

24:23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there

room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?

24:24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of

Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

24:25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender

enough, and room to lodge in.

24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

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24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham,

who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I

being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s

brethren.

24:28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother’s house these

things.

24:29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban

ran out unto the man, unto the well.

24:30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon

his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his

sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the

man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

24:31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore

standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for

the camels.

24:32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and

gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his

feet, and the men’s feet that were with him.

24:33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not

eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

24:34 And he said, I am Abraham’s servant.

24:35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become

great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold,

and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

24:36 And Sarah my master’s wife bare a son to my master when she

was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

24:37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife

to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I

dwell:

24:38 But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and

take a wife unto my son.

24:39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not

follow me.

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24:40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send

his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a

wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house:

24:41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to

my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from

my oath.

24:42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my

master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

24:43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that

when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give

me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

24:44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy

camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath

appointed out for my master’s son.

24:45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah

came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down

unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I

pray thee.

24:46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder,

and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank,

and she made the camels drink also.

24:47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said,

the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bare unto him:

and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her

hands.

24:48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and

blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me

in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter unto his

son.

24:49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me:

and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth

from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

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24:51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy

master’s son’s wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

24:52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their

words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold,

and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother

and to her mother precious things.

24:54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him,

and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said,

Send me away unto my master.

24:55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us

a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

24:56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath

prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

24:57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

24:58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this

man? And she said, I will go.

24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and

Abraham’s servant, and his men.

24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister,

be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed

possess the gate of those which hate them.

24:61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the

camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and

went his way.

24:62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in

the south country.

24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he

lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

24:64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she

lighted off the camel.

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24:65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in

the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master:

therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

24:66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took

Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was

comforted after his mother’s death.

CHAPTER 25

25:1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

25:2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian,

and Ishbak, and Shuah.

25:3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were

Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

25:4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and

Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

25:5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

25:6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had,

Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while

he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

25:7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he

lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old

man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

25:9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of

Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite,

which is before Mamre;

25:10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was

Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

25:11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed

his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

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25:12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom

Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

25:13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names,

according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth;

and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

25:14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

25:15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

25:16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their

towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their

nations.

25:17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and

thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was

gathered unto his people.

25:18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as

thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his

brethren.

25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham

begat Isaac:

25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the

daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban

the Syrian.

25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was

barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife

conceived.

25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be

so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and

two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the

one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder

shall serve the younger.

25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there

were twins in her womb.

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25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they

called his name Esau.

25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on

Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was

threescore years old when she bare them.

25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the

field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but

Rebekah loved Jacob.

25:29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was

faint:

25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red

pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit

shall this birthright do to me?

25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swear unto him: and

he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat

and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his

birthright.

CHAPTER 26

26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was

in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of

the Philistines unto Gerar.

26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into

Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

26:3 Sojourn 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 countries, and I

will perform the oath which I swear unto Abraham thy father;

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26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and

will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all

the nations of the earth be blessed;

26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my

commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

26:6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is

my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the

men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair

to look upon.

26:8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that

Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw,

and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

26:9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is

thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said

unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

26:10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of

the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou

shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

26:11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth

this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an

hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

26:13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he

became very great:

26:14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great

store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

26:15 For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days

of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled

them with earth.

26:16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much

mightier than we.

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26:17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of

Gerar, and dwelt there.

26:18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in

the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped

them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after

the names by which his father had called them.

26:19 And Isaacs servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of

springing water.

26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaacs herdmen, saying,

The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because

they strove with him.

26:21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he

called the name of it Sitnah.

26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that

they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said,

For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful

in the land.

26:23 And he went up from thence to Beersheba.

26:24 And the LORD 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.

26:25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the

LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaacs servants digged

a well.

26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his

friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

26:27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye

hate me, and have sent me away from you?

26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee:

and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us

and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;

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26:29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as

we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away

in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.

26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

26:31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and swear one to

another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in

peace.

26:32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaacs servants came, and

told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto

him, We have found water.

26:33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba

unto this day.

26:34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the

daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon

the Hittite:

26:35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

CHAPTER 27

27:1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were

dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said

unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

27:2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my

death:

27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy

bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

27:4 And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I

may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

27:5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau

went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

27:6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard

thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

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27:7 Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat, and

bless thee before the LORD before my death.

27:8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I

command thee.

27:9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of

the goats; and I will make them savory meat for thy father, such as

he loveth:

27:10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he

may bless thee before his death.

27:11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is

a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

27:12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a

deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

27:13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son:

only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

27:14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his

mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.

27:15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which

were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger

son:

27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and

upon the smooth of his neck:

27:17 And she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she had

prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

27:18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said,

Here am I; who art thou, my son?

27:19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have

done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of

my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

27:20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so

quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God

brought it to me.

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27:21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel

thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

27:22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and

said, The voice is Jacobs voice, but the hands are the hands of

Esau.

27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his

brother Esaus hands: so he blessed him.

27:24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

27:25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my sons

venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to

him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine and he drank.

27:26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me,

my son.

27:27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his

raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as

the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:

27:28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of

the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be Lord over

thy brethren, and let thy mothers sons bow down to thee: cursed

be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing

Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of

Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

27:31 And he also had made savory meat, and brought it unto his father,

and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his sons

venison, that thy soul may bless me.

27:32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I

am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.

27:33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he

that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all

before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be

blessed.

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27:34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great

and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even

me also, O my father.

27:35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away

thy blessing.

27:36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted

me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now

he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not

reserved a blessing for me?

27:37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him

thy Lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and

with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now

unto thee, my son?

27:38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my

father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his

voice, and wept.

27:39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy

dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven

from above;

27:40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and

it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou

shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father

blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for

my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.

27:42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and

she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him,

Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself,

purposing to kill thee.

27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee thou to Laban

my brother to Haran;

27:44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brothers fury turn away;

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27:45 Until thy brother’s anger turn away from thee, and he forget that

which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from

thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the

daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth,

such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good

shall my life do me?

CHAPTER 28

28:1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said

unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

28:2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mothers

father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban

thy mothers brother.

28:3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply

thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

28:4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed

with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a

stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

28:5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban,

son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacobs and

Esaus mother.

28:6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to

Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed

him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the

daughers of Canaan;

28:7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to

Padanaram;

28:8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his

father;

28:9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he

had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abrahams son, the sister of

Nebajoth, to be his wife.

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28:10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night,

because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place,

and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the

top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending

and descending on it.

28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD

God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land

whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt

spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to

the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the

earth be blessed.

28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places

whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I

will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to

thee of.

28:16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD

is in this place; and I knew it not.

28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is

none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he

had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil

upon the top of it.

28:19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that

city was called Luz at the first.

28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will

keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and

raiment to put on,

28:21 So that I come again to my fathers house in peace; then shall the

LORD be my God:

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28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be Gods house:

and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto

thee.

CHAPTER 29

29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the

people of the east.

29:2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were

three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered

the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth.

29:3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone

from the wells mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone

again upon the wells mouth in his place.

29:4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they

said, Of Haran are we.

29:5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And

they said, We know him.

29:6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and,

behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

29:7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle

should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed

them.

29:8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together,

and till they roll the stone from the wells mouth; then we water

the sheep.

29:9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her fathers

sheep; for she kept them.

29:10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban

his mothers brother, and the sheep of Laban his mothers brother,

that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the wells mouth,

and watered the flock of Laban his mothers brother.

29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

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29:12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her fathers brother, and that he

was Rebekah’s son: and she ran and told her father.

29:13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his

sisters son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed

him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these

things.

29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh.

And he abode with him the space of a month.

29:15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother,

shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall

thy wages be?

29:16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and

the name of the younger was Rachel.

29:17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored.

29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for

Rachel thy younger daughter.

29:19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I

should give her to another man: abide with me.

29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto

him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

29:21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are

fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a

feast.

29:23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter,

and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

29:24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an

handmaid.

29:25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and

he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I

serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

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29:26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the

younger before the firstborn.

29:27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service

which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel

his daughter to wife also.

29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be

her maid.

29:30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more

than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her

womb: but Rachel was barren.

29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name

Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my

affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

29:33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the

LORD hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son

also: and she called his name Simeon.

29:34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time

will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three

sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I

praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left

bearing.

CHAPTER 30

30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel

envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I

die.

30:2 And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in

God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

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30:3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall

bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

30:4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in

unto her.

30:5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

30:6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my

voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

30:7 And Bilhah Rachel’s maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second

son.

30:8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my

sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

30:9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid,

and gave her Jacob to wife.

30:10 And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a son.

30:11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.

30:12 And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a second son.

30:13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed:

and she called his name Asher.

30:14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found

mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah.

Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy sons

mandrakes.

30:15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my

husband? and wouldest thou take away my sons mandrakes also?

And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy

son’s mandrakes.

30:16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out

to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I

have hired thee with my sons mandrakes. And he lay with her that

night.

30:17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob

the fifth son.

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30:18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given

my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

30:20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will

my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and

she called his name Zebulun.

30:21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and

opened her womb.

30:23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away

my reproach:

30:24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to

me another son.

30:25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said

unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place,

and to my country.

30:26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee,

and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

30:27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thine

eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath

blessed me for thy sake.

30:28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

30:29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and

how thy cattle was with me.

30:30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now

increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since

my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house

also?

30:31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt

not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again

feed and keep thy flock.

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30:32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all

the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the

sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such

shall be my hire.

30:33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it

shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not

speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the

sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

30:34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy

word.

30:35 And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and

spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and

every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the

sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

30:36 And he set three days’ journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and

Jacob fed the rest of Labans flocks.

30:37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and

chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white

appear which was in the rods.

30:38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the

gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that

they should conceive when they came to drink.

30:39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle

ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

30:40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks

toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and

he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto

Laban’s cattle.

30:41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive,

that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters,

that they might conceive among the rods.

30:42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler

were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s.

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30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and

maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

CHAPTER 31

31:1 And he heard the words of Labans sons, saying, Jacob hath taken

away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s

hath he gotten all this glory.

31:2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was

not toward him as before.

31:3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy

fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

31:4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his

flock,

31:5 And said unto them, I see your fathers countenance, that it is not

toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.

31:6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

31:7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten

times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

31:8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle

bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire;

then bare all the cattle ringstraked.

31:9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given

them to me.

31:10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I

lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams

which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and

grisled.

31:11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob:

And I said, Here am I.

31:12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which

leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I

have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

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31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and

where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from

this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

31:14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any

portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?

31:15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath

quite devoured also our money.

31:16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is

ours, and our children’s: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto

thee, do.

31:17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

31:18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had

gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram,

for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

31:19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the

images that were her father’s.

31:20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he

told him not that he fled.

31:21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the

river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

31:22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

31:23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven

days journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

31:24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said

unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or

bad.

31:25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the

mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of

Gilead.

31:26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast

stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as

captives taken with the sword?

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31:27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me;

and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth,

and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

31:28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou

hast now done foolishly in so doing.

31:29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your

father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou

speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

31:30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore

longedst after thy fathers house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen

my gods?

31:31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I

said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from

me.

31:32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before

our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee.

For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

31:33 And Laban went into Jacobs tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into

the two maidservants’ tents; but he found them not. Then went he

out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent.

31:34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camels

furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but

found them not.

31:35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my Lord that I

cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me.

And he searched but found not the images.

31:36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered

and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou

hast so hotly pursued after me?

31:37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of

all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy

brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

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31:38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she

goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I

not eaten.

31:39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the

loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day,

or stolen by night.

31:40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by

night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

31:41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen

years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou

hast changed my wages ten times.

31:42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of

Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now

empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands,

and rebuked thee yesternight.

31:43 And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my

daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are

my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this

day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they

have born?

31:44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and

let it be for a witness between me and thee.

31:45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

31:46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took

stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

31:47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

31:48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this

day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

31:49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee,

when we are absent one from another.

31:50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives

beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness

betwixt me and thee.

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31:51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar,

which I have cast betwixt me and thee:

31:52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not

pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this

heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their

father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob swear by the fear of his father

Isaac.

31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his

brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in

the mount.

31:55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and

his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned

unto his place.

CHAPTER 32

32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is Gods host: and he

called the name of that place Mahanaim.

32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the

land of Seir, the country of Edom.

32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my

Lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with

Laban, and stayed there until now:

32:5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and

womenservants: and I have sent to tell my Lord, that I may find

grace in thy sight.

32:6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy

brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred

men with him.

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32:7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the

people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the

camels, into two bands;

32:8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the

other company which is left shall escape.

32:9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my

father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy

country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth,

which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I

passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

32:11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the

hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and

the mother with the children.

32:12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as

the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

32:13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came

to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

32:14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes,

and twenty rams,

32:15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls,

twenty she asses, and ten foals.

32:16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove

by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me,

and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

32:17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother

meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither

goest thou? and whose are these before thee?

32:18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob’s; it is a present

sent unto my Lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.

32:19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that

followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto

Esau, when ye find him.

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32:20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For

he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me,

and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

32:21 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night

in the company.

32:22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two

womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford

Jabbok.

32:23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over

that he had.

32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until

the breaking of the day.

32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the

hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of

joint, as he wrestled with him.

32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will

not let thee go, except thou bless me.

32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel:

for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast

prevailed.

32:29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.

And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?

And he blessed him there.

32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God

face to face, and my life is preserved.

32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted

upon his thigh.

32:32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank,

which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he

touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew that shrank.

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CHAPTER 33

33:1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came,

and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto

Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah

and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

33:3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground

seven times, until he came near to his brother.

33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck,

and kissed him: and they wept.

33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children;

and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children

which God hath graciously given thy servant.

33:6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they

bowed themselves.

33:7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves:

and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed

themselves.

33:8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?

And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my Lord.

33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast

unto thyself.

33:10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy

sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen

thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast

pleased with me.

33:11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God

hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he

urged him, and he took it.

33:12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go

before thee.

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33:13 And he said unto him, My Lord knoweth that the children are

tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if

men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

33:14 Let my Lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will

lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the

children be able to endure, until I come unto my Lord unto Seir.

33:15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that

are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the

sight of my Lord.

33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

33:17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made

booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called

Succoth.

33:18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land

of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent

before the city.

33:19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at

the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for an

hundred pieces of money.

33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

CHAPTER 34

34:1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went

out to see the daughters of the land.

34:2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the

country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

34:3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved

the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

34:4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this

damsel to wife.

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34:5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his

sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until

they were come.

34:6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to

commune with him.

34:7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it:

and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he

had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacobs daughter: which

thing ought not to be done.

34:8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son

Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to

wife.

34:9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us,

and take our daughters unto you.

34:10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell

and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

34:11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me

find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

34:12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as

ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father

deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

34:14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our

sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto

us:

34:15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that

every male of you be circumcised;