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01:022:016 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:
01:022:017 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;
01:022:018 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast obeyed my voice.
01:022:019 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and
went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
01:022:020 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;
01:022:021 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father
01:022:022 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
01:022:023 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to
Nahor, Abraham's brother.
01:022:024 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah,
and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
01:023:001 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these
were the years of the life of Sarah.
01:023:002 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land
of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep
01:023:003 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the
sons of Heth, saying,
01:023:004 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
01:023:005 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
01:023:006 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
01:023:007 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the
land, even to the children of Heth.
01:023:008 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,
01:023:009 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
01:023:010 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,
01:023:011 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.
01:023:012 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
01:023:013 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.
01:023:014 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
01:023:015 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.
01:023:016 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.
01:023:017 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
01:023:018 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children
of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
01:023:019 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.
01:023:020 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure
unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of
01:024:001 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD
had blessed Abraham in all things.
01:024:002 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that
ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under
01:024:003 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:
01:024:004 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take
a wife unto my son Isaac.
01:024:005 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?
01:024:006 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my
son thither again.
01:024:007 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 sware 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.
01:024:008 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
01:024:009 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his
master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
01:024:010 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
01:024:011 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.
01:024:012 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
01:024:013 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters
of the men of the city come out to draw water:
01:024:014 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.
01:024:015 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.
01:024:016 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.
01:024:017 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray
thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
01:024:018 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her
pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
01:024:019 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw
water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
01:024:020 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and
ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his
01:024:021 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether
the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
01:024:022 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;
01:024:023 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is
there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
01:024:024 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of
Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
01:024:025 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender
enough, and room to lodge in.
01:024:026 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
01:024:027 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
01:024:028 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these
01:024:029 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban
ran out unto the man, unto the well.
01:024:030 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
01:024:031 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.
01:024:032 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.
01:024:033 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.
01:024:034 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
01:024:035 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
01:024:036 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.
01:024:037 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:
01:024:038 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred,
and take a wife unto my son.
01:024:039 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not
01:024:040 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:
01:024:041 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.
01:024:042 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:
01:024:043 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;
01:024:044 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.
01:024:045 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.
01:024:046 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.
01:024:047 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.
01:024:048 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.
01:024:049 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.
01:024:050 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth
from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
01:024:051 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her
be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
01:024:052 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their
words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
01:024:053 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.
01:024:054 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.
01:024:055 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.
01:024:056 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.
01:024:057 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her
01:024:058 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with
this man? And she said, I will go.
01:024:059 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and
Abraham's servant, and his men.
01:024:060 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.
01:024:061 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.
01:024:062 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt
in the south country.
01:024:063 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide:
and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels
01:024:064 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she
lighted off the camel.
01:024:065 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.
01:024:066 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
01:024:067 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.
01:025:001 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
01:025:002 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian,
and Ishbak, and Shuah.
01:025:003 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were
Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
01:025:004 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and
Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
01:025:005 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
01:025:006 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.
01:025:007 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he
lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
01:025:008 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.
01:025:009 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;
01:025:010 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there
was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
01:025:011 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God
blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
01:025:012 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom
Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
01:025:013 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,
01:025:014 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
01:025:015 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
01:025:016 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by
their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to
01:025:017 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.
01:025:018 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.
01:025:019 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham
01:025:020 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.
01:025:021 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was
barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his
01:025:022 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
01:025:023 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.
01:025:024 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold,
there were twins in her womb.
01:025:025 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment;
and they called his name Esau.
01:025:026 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.
01:025:027 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the
field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
01:025:028 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but
Rebekah loved Jacob.
01:025:029 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he
01:025:030 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same
red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called
01:025:031 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
01:025:032 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what
profit shall this birthright do to me?
01:025:033 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him:
and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
01:025:034 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.
01:026:001 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.
01:026:002 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into
Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
01:026:003 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 sware unto
Abraham thy father;
01:026:004 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;
01:026:005 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my
commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
01:026:006 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
01:026:007 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.
01:026:008 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.
01:026:009 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.
01:026:010 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.
01:026:011 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth
this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
01:026:012 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year
an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
01:026:013 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he
became very great:
01:026:014 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and
great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
01:026:015 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.
01:026:016 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much
mightier than we.
01:026:017 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley
of Gerar, and dwelt there.
01:026:018 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
01:026:019 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a
well of springing water.
01:026:020 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen,
saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well
Esek; because they strove with him.
01:026:021 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he
called the name of it Sitnah.
01:026:022 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.
01:026:023 And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
01:026:024 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
01:026:025 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the
LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants
digged a well.
01:026:026 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his
friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
01:026:027 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye
hate me, and have sent me away from you?
01:026:028 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;
01:026:029 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.
01:026:030 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
01:026:031 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to
another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him
01:026:032 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came,
and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and
said unto him, We have found water.
01:026:033 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is
Beersheba unto this day.
01:026:034 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:
01:026:035 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
01:027:001 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.
01:027:002 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my
01:027:003 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and
thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
01:027:004 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me,
that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
01:027:005 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau
went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
01:027:006 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard
thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
01:027:007 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat,
and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
01:027:008 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I
01:027:009 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of
the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father,
such as he loveth:
01:027:010 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and
that he may bless thee before his death.
01:027:011 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother
is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
01:027:012 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
01:027:013 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son:
only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
01:027:014 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and
his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
01:027:015 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which
were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her
01:027:016 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands,
and upon the smooth of his neck:
01:027:017 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had
prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
01:027:018 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said,
Here am I; who art thou, my son?
01:027:019 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.
01:027:020 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.
01:027:021 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.
01:027:022 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him,
and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the
hands of Esau.
01:027:023 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his
brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
01:027:024 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
01:027:025 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's
venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near
to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine and he drank.
01:027:026 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss
me, my son.
01:027:027 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:
01:027:028 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness
of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
01:027:029 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord
over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee:
cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that
01:027:030 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.
01:027:031 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his
father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat
of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
01:027:032 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said,
I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
01:027:033 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.
01:027:034 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.
01:027:035 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken
away thy blessing.
01:027:036 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?
01:027:037 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?
01:027:038 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.
01:027:039 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;
01:027:040 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.
01:027:041 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
01:027:042 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.
01:027:043 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee thou to
Laban my brother to Haran;
01:027:044 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn
01:027:045 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
01:027:046 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?
01:028:001 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and
said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of
01:028:002 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's
father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of
Laban thy mother's brother.
01:028:003 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and
multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
01:028:004 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.
01:028:005 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto
Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah,
Jacob's and Esau's mother.
01:028:006 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;
01:028:007 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone
01:028:008 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac
01:028:009 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he
had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister
of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
01:028:010 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
01:028:011 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.
01:028:012 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.
01:028:013 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;
01:028:014 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.
01:028:015 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.
01:028:016 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the
LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
01:028:017 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
01:028:018 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.
01:028:019 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of
that city was called Luz at the first.
01:028:020 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,
01:028:021 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall
the LORD be my God:
01:028:022 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's
house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give
the tenth unto thee.
01:029:001 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the
people of the east.
01:029:002 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
01:029:003 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the
stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put
the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
01:029:004 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they
said, Of Haran are we.
01:029:005 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And
they said, We know him.
01:029:006 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well:
and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
01:029:007 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.
01:029:008 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered
together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth;
then we water the sheep.
01:029:009 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her
father's sheep; for she kept them.
01:029:010 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of
Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his
mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone
from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his
01:029:011 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
01:029:012 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and
that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
01:029:013 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his
sister's 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.
01:029:014 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh.
And he abode with him the space of a month.
01:029:015 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother,
shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what
shall thy wages be?
01:029:016 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah,
and the name of the younger was Rachel.
01:029:017 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well
01:029:018 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven
years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
01:029:019 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than
that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
01:029:020 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto
him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
01:029:021 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are
fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
01:029:022 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made
01:029:023 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.
01:029:024 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an
01:029:025 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
01:029:026 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give
the younger before the firstborn.
01:029:027 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the
service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
01:029:028 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him
Rachel his daughter to wife also.
01:029:029 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to
be her maid.
01:029:030 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more
than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
01:029:031 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb:
but Rachel was barren.
01:029:032 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.
01:029:033 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.
01:029:034 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.
01:029:035 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.
01:030:001 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.
01:030:002 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
01:030:003 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
01:030:004 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went
in unto her.
01:030:005 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
01:030:006 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my
voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name
01:030:007 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a
01:030:008 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my
sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name
01:030:009 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her
maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
01:030:010 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
01:030:011 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.
01:030:012 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
01:030:013 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me
blessed: and she called his name Asher.
01:030:014 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 son's
01:030:015 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast
taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's
mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with
thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
01:030:016 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 son's mandrakes. And he lay
with her that night.
01:030:017 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob
the fifth son.
01:030:018 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given
my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
01:030:019 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
01:030:020 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.
01:030:021 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
01:030:022 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and
opened her womb.
01:030:023 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken
away my reproach:
01:030:024 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add
to me another son.
01:030:025 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.
01:030:026 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
01:030:027 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour
in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that
the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
01:030:028 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
01:030:029 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and
how thy cattle was with me.
01:030:030 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
01:030:031 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.
01:030:032 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.
01:030:033 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.
01:030:034 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy
01:030:035 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.
01:030:036 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and
Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
01:030:037 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.
01:030:038 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.
01:030:039 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth
cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
01:030:040 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.
01:030:041 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
01:030:042 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the
feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
01:030:043 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and
maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.
01:031:001 And he heard the words of Laban's 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.
01:031:002 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was
not toward him as before.
01:031:003 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy
fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
01:031:004 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto
01:031:005 And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it
is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been
01:031:006 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
01:031:007 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten
times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
01:031:008 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.
01:031:009 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given
them to me.
01:031:010 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.
01:031:011 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob:
And I said, Here am I.
01:031:012 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.
01:031:013 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.
01:031:014 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet
any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
01:031:015 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and
hath quite devoured also our money.
01:031:016 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.
01:031:017 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon
01:031:018 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
01:031:019 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the
images that were her father's.
01:031:020 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he
told him not that he fled.
01:031:021 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.
01:031:022 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
01:031:023 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven
days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
01:031:024 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
01:031:025 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in
the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of
01:031:026 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?
01:031:027 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?
01:031:028 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters?
thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
01:031:029 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.
01:031:030 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore
longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou
stolen my gods?
01:031:031 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid:
for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy
daughters from me.
01:031:032 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
01:031:033 And Laban went into Jacob's 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.
01:031:034 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's
furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent,
but found them not.
01:031:035 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.
01:031:036 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?
01:031:037 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.
01:031:038 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.
01:031:039 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.
01:031:040 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost
by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
01:031:041 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.
01:031:042 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 labour of my
hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
01:031:043 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?
01:031:044 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou;
and let it be for a witness between me and thee.
01:031:045 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
01:031:046 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took
stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the
01:031:047 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it
01:031:048 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee
this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
01:031:049 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee,
when we are absent one from another.
01:031:050 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.
01:031:051 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this
pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee:
01:031:052 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.
01:031:053 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their
father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his
01:031:054 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.
01:031:055 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.
01:032:001 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
01:032:002 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he
called the name of that place Mahanaim.
01:032:003 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto
the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
01:032:004 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:
01:032:005 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.
01:032:006 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.
01:032:007 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;
01:032:008 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then
the other company which is left shall escape.
01:032:009 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:
01:032:010 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
01:032:011 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.
01:032:012 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed
as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for
01:032:013 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which
came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
01:032:014 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes,
and twenty rams,
01:032:015 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten
bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
01:032:016 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.
01:032:017 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?
01:032:018 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
01:032:019 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.
01:032:020 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.
01:032:021 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that
night in the company.
01:032:022 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two
womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford
01:032:023 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over
that he had.
01:032:024 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him
until the breaking of the day.
01:032:025 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.
01:032:026 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I
will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
01:032:027 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
01:032:028 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.
01:032:029 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.
01:032:030 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen
God face to face, and my life is preserved.
01:032:031 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he
halted upon his thigh.
01:032:032 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
01:033:001 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
01:033:002 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah
and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
01:033:003 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the
ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
01:033:004 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his
neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
01:033:005 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.
01:033:006 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and
they bowed themselves.
01:033:007 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed
themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they
01:033:008 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.
01:033:009 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast
01:033:010 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.
01:033:011 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.
01:033:012 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I
will go before thee.
01:033:013 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.
01:033:014 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.
01:033:015 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.
01:033:016 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
01:033:017 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and
made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is
01:033:018 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.
01:033:019 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.
01:033:020 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.
01:034:001 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob,
went out to see the daughters of the land.
01:034:002 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the
country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled
01:034:003 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he
loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
01:034:004 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this
damsel to wife.
01:034:005 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.
01:034:006 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune
01:034:007 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 Jacob's
daughter: which thing ought not to be done.
01:034:008 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son
Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to
01:034:009 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto
us, and take our daughters unto you.
01:034:010 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you;
dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.
01:034:011 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
01:034:012 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.
01:034:013 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father
deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their
01:034:014 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our
sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach
01:034:015 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be,
that every male of you be circumcised;
01:034:016 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take
your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will
become one people.
01:034:017 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then
will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
01:034:018 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
01:034:019 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had
delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than
all the house of his father.
01:034:020 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their
city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
01:034:021 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in
the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large
enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives,
and let us give them our daughters.
01:034:022 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us,
to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as
they are circumcised.
01:034:023 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of
their's be our's? only let us consent unto them, and they will
dwell with us.
01:034:024 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that
went out of the gate of his city; and every male was
circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
01:034:025 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore,
that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's
brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city
boldly, and slew all the males.
01:034:026 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the
sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
01:034:027 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city,
because they had defiled their sister.
01:034:028 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and
that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
01:034:029 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their
wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the
01:034:030 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make
me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the
Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they
shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and
I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
01:034:031 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an
01:035:001 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell
there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto
thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
01:035:002 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with
him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be
clean, and change your garments:
01:035:003 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there
an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress,
and was with me in the way which I went.
01:035:004 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in
their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears;
and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
01:035:005 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities
that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the
sons of Jacob.
01:035:006 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is,
Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.
01:035:007 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel:
because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the
face of his brother.
01:035:008 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath
Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called
01:035:009 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of
Padanaram, and blessed him.
01:035:010 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not
be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he
called his name Israel.
01:035:011 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and
multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee,
and kings shall come out of thy loins;
01:035:012 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will
give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
01:035:013 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with
01:035:014 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with
him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering
thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
01:035:015 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with
01:035:016 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way
to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard
01:035:017 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the
midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son
01:035:018 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she
died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called
01:035:019 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which
01:035:020 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of
Rachel's grave unto this day.
01:035:021 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of
01:035:022 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that
Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and
Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
01:035:023 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and
Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
01:035:024 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
01:035:025 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
01:035:026 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these
are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.
01:035:027 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city
of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
01:035:028 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
01:035:029 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto
his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and
Jacob buried him.
01:036:001 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
01:036:002 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the
daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of
Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
01:036:003 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
01:036:004 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
01:036:005 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are
the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of
01:036:006 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and
all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his
beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of
Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother
01:036:007 For their riches were more than that they might dwell
together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not
bear them because of their cattle.
01:036:008 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
01:036:009 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the
Edomites in mount Seir:
01:036:010 These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah
the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.
01:036:011 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam,
01:036:012 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to
Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
01:036:013 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah,
and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
01:036:014 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah
the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau
Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
01:036:015 These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the
firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke
01:036:016 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes
that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons
01:036:017 And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke
Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that
came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of
Bashemath Esau's wife.
01:036:018 And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush,
duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of
Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
01:036:019 These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their
01:036:020 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land;
Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
01:036:021 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the
Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
01:036:022 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's
sister was Timna.
01:036:023 And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath,
and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
01:036:024 And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah:
this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as
he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
01:036:025 And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah
the daughter of Anah.
01:036:026 And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and
Ithran, and Cheran.
01:036:027 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
01:036:028 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.
01:036:029 These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke
Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
01:036:030 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that
came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
01:036:031 And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom,
before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
01:036:032 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his
city was Dinhabah.
01:036:033 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in
01:036:034 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in
01:036:035 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian
in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of
his city was Avith.
01:036:036 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
01:036:037 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in
01:036:038 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his
01:036:039 And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his
stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name
was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of
01:036:040 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau,
according to their families, after their places, by their
names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
01:036:041 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
01:036:042 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
01:036:043 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according
to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is
Esau the father of the Edomites.
01:037:001 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger,
in the land of Canaan.
01:037:002 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen
years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the
lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah,
his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their
01:037:003 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he
was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many
01:037:004 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more
than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak
peaceably unto him.
01:037:005 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and
they hated him yet the more.
01:037:006 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I
01:037:007 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my
sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves
stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
01:037:008 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us?
or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him
yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
01:037:009 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren,
and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold,
the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to
01:037:010 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his
father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that
thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren
indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
01:037:011 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the
01:037:012 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
01:037:013 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the
flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he
said to him, Here am I.
01:037:014 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well
with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word
again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came
01:037:015 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in
the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
01:037:016 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where
they feed their flocks.
01:037:017 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them
say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren,
and found them in Dothan.
01:037:018 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto
them, they conspired against him to slay him.
01:037:019 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
01:037:020 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into
some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him:
and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
01:037:021 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands;
and said, Let us not kill him.
01:037:022 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into
this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him;
that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to
his father again.
01:037:023 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren,
that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many
colours that was on him;
01:037:024 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was
empty, there was no water in it.
01:037:025 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes
and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from
Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh,
going to carry it down to Egypt.
01:037:026 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay
our brother, and conceal his blood?
01:037:027 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our
hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his
brethren were content.
01:037:028 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and
lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the
Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought
Joseph into Egypt.
01:037:029 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not
in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
01:037:030 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not;
and I, whither shall I go?
01:037:031 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats,
and dipped the coat in the blood;
01:037:032 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to
their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether
it be thy son's coat or no.
01:037:033 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast
hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
01:037:034 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins,
and mourned for his son many days.
01:037:035 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him;
but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go
down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept
01:037:036 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an
officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
01:038:001 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from
his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose
name was Hirah.
01:038:002 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose
name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.
01:038:003 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.
01:038:004 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his
01:038:005 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his
name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.