Rachel bears Joseph.


Jacob's covenant with Laban. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small me in time to come, when it shall come for matter that thou hast taken my husband? my hire before thy face: every one that is and wouldest thou take away my son's man- not speckled and spotted among the goats, drakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore and brown among the sheep, that shall be he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's counted stolen with me. mandrakes.

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it 16 And Jacob came out of the field in might be according to thy word. 35 And he removed that day the he-goats the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; that were ring-straked and spotted, and all for surely I have hired thee with my son's the she-goats that were speckled and spotmandrakes. And he lay with her that night. ted, and every one that had some white in among the sheep, and 17 ¶ And God hearkened unto Leah, and it, and all the brown she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. gave them into the hand of his sons. 36 And he set three days' journey be18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the to my husband: and she called his name rest of Laban's flocks. Issachar.

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.

20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Ze-watering-troughs when the flocks came to drink; that they should conceive when they bulun. came to drink.

38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the

22 ¶ And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ring-straked, speckled, and spotted.


40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the

23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my re- ring-straked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by proach: themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son. 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.

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.

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.

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

43 And the man increased exceedingly, 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, and had much cattle, and maid-servants, tarry: for I have learned by experience and men-servants, and camels, and asses. CHAP. XXXI. that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.

and will give it.

28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, AND he heard the words of Laban's saying, Jacob hath taken away 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest all that was our father's; and of that which how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was our father's hath he gotten all this glory. 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of was with me. Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as before.

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?

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 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:

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and father's see your Leah to the field unto his flock, 5 And said unto them, I countenance, that it is not toward me as before: but the God of my father hath been with me.

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.

6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

33 So shall my righteousness answer for

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times: but God suffered him not to hurt me.


Jacob departs from Laban.

CHAP. XXXI. Jacob's complaint of Laban. 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be awares to me, and carried away my daughthy wages; then all the cattle bare speck-ters, as captives taken with the sword? led: and if he said thus, The ring-straked 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away seshall be thy hire: then bare all the cattle cretly, and steal away from me, and didst ring-straked. not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons, and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

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.

9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

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 ring-straked, speckled, and grizzled.

11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes 30 And now, though thou wouldest needs and see, all the rams which leap upon the be gone, because thou sore longedst after cattle are ring-straked, speckled, and griz- thy father's house; yet wherefore hast thou zled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. 31 ¶ And Jacob answered and said to La13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou ban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peranointedst the pillar, and where thou vow-adventure thou wouldest take by force thy edst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out daughters from me.

stolen my gods?

from this land, and return unto the land of 32 With whomsoever thou findest thy thy kindred. 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.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered, and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.

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.

17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

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 Padan-aram; for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.`

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.

20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

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.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey: and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maid-servants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

34 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.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away un

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.

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?

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.

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.

39 That which was torn of beasts, 1

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; in a dream by night, and said unto him, of my hand didst thou require it, whether Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob stolen by day, or stolen by night. either good or bad.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought 25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now consumed me, and the frost by night; and Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: my sleep departed from mine eyes. and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

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.

Jacob's vision:


His message to Esau. 42 Except the God of my father, the God men-servants, and women-servants: and I of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac had been have sent to tell my lord, that I may find with me, surely thou hadst sent me away grace in thy sight. now empty. God hath seen mine affliction, and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

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.

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 borne ?

44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

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.

47 And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed:

48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed :

49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

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.

50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters; no man is with us; See, God 13 And he lodged there that same is witness betwixt me and thee.

night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

14 Two hundred she-goats, and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,

52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. and ten foals.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God 16 And he delivered them into the hand of Nahor, the God of their father, judge of his servants, every drove by themselves; betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear and said unto his servants, Pass over before of his father Isaac. me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

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?

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. CHAP. XXXII.

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;

8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

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:

Angels of God met him.
ND Jacob went on his way, and the

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 1 am become two bands.

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.

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.

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.

2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

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.

3 ¶ And Jacob sent messengers before 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy him to Esau his brother, unto the land of servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, Seir, the country of Edom. I will appease him with the present that

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus goeth before me, and afterward I will see shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy his face; peradventure he will accept of me. servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned 21 So went the present over before him; with Laban, and stayed there until now: and himself lodged that night in the com

5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and pany.

The kindness of Jacob and CHAP. XXXIII, XXXIV. Esau at their meeting. 22 And he rose up that night, and took are to find grace in the sight of my his two wives, and his two women-servants, lord.

and his eleven sons, and passed over the 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my ford Jabbok. brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. 23 And he took them, and sent them 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if over the brook, and sent over that he had. now I have found grace in thy sight, then 24 And Jacob was left alone; and receive my present at my hand: for therethere wrestled a man with him, until the fore I have seen thy face, as though I had breaking of the day. seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

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.

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

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.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly,

29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name: And he said, according as the cattle that goeth before Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

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. 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

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 over-drive them one day, all the flock will die.

him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

me, and the children be able to endure; until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

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.

16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, not of the sinew which shrank, which is and built him an house, and made booths upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this for his cattle: therefore the name of the day; because he touched the hollow of Ja-place is called Succoth.

cob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

18 ¶ And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Ca


ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and look-naan, when he came from Padan-aram;

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.

20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel. CHAP. XXXIV.

2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

3 And he passed over before them, and bowed seven times, until he came near to his brother.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kiss-the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, ed him: and they wept. he took her, and lay with her, and defiled 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the her. women and the children, and said, Who are 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the those with thee? And he said, The children daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damwhich God hath graciously given thy ser-sel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.


4 ¶ And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled themselves. Dinah his daughter (now his sons were with his cattle in the field :) and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves; and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they 6 And Hamor the father of Shechem bowed themselves. went out unto Jacob to commune with him. 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the this drove which I met? And he said, These field when they heard it: and the men were

AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, which

she bare unto went out to see the daughters of the land."

2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor

Hamor and Shechcm circumcised. GENESIS.

The Shechemites spoiled. grieved, and they were very wroth, because 25 ¶ And it came to pass on the third he had wrought folly in Israel, in lying with day, when they were sore, that two of the Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's be done. brethren, took each man his sword, and 8 And Hamor communed with them, say- came upon the city boldly, and slew all the ing, The soul of my son Shechem longeth males. for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and 9 And make ye marriages with us: and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and give your daughters unto us, and take our went out. daughters unto you.

27 The sons of Jacob came upon the 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the slain, and spoiled the city; because they land shall be before you; dwell and trade had defiled their sister. ye therein, and get you possessions therein. 28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, 11 And Shechem said unto her father, and their asses, and that which was in the and unto her brethren, Let me find grace city, and that which was in the field. in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto 29 And all their wealth and all their litme, I will give. tle ones, and their wives took they captive, 12 Ask me never so much dowry and and spoiled even all that was in the house. gift, and I will give according as ye shall 30 ¶ And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife. Ye have troubled me to make me to stink

13 And the sons of Jacob answered among the inhabitants of the land, among Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and I and said, (because he had defiled Dinah being few in number, they shall gather themtheir sister; selves together against me, and slay me, and 14 And they said unto them) We cannot I shall be destroyed, I and my house. do this thing, to give our sister to one that 31 And they said, Should he deal with is uncircumcised: for that were a reproach our sister as with an harlot ?


unto us:

15 But in this will we consent unto you: if ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

16 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.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

19 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.

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to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

2 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:

3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will there make an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their ear-rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

5 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.

6¶ So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he and all the people that were with him.

7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

8 ¶ But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el, under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem 9 And God appeared unto Jacob again his son hearkened all that went out of the when he came out of Padan-aram; and gate of his city: and every male was cir- blessed him. cumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any

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