Abraham's death and burial. CHAP. XXVI. The birth of Esau and Jacob. 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two naEpher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and El-tions are in thy womb, and two manner of daah. All these were the children of Ke-people shall be separated from thy bowels: turah. and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. 24

And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her

6 But unto the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac son womb. (while he yet lived) eastward, unto the east 25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment: and they called his


And these are the days of the years of name Esau. Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

5¶ And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the Son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;

10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11 ¶ And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham.

13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Mas


15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest towards Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and

by their castles; to their nations.

these are their names, by their towns, and AND there was a famine in the land, according beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

2¶ And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt: dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.

19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sis ter to Laban the Syrian.

26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

27 ¶ And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man dwelling in tents.

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. CHAP. XXVI.

3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy seed I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swear unto Abraham thy father;

4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries: and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed :

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

22 And the children struggled together 7 And the men of the place asked him within her: and she said, If it be so, why of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: am I thus? And she went to inquire of the for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, LORD. said he, the men of the place should kill

The Philistines envy Isaac.

GENESIS. He covenants with Abimelech. me for Rebekah; because she was fair to called upon the name of the LORD, and look upon. pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's

8 And it came to pass when he had been servants digged a well. there a long time, that Abimelech king of 26 Then Abimelech went to him from the Philistines looked out at a window, and Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and saw, and behold, Isaac was sporting with Phichol the chief captain of his army. Rebekah his wife. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how sent me away from you? saidst thou, She is my sister? and Isaac 28 And they said, We saw certainly that said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let her. there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee:

10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

12 ¶ Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred-fold: and the LORD blessed him:

13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: And the Philistines envied him.

15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.

15 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go 34 And Esau was forty years old when from us for thou art much mightier than we. he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri 17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitch- the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of ed his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt Elon the Hittite: there.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing


30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

32 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.

33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.

24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

25 And he builded an altar there, and

18 ¶ And Isaac digged again the wells of water which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had

A ND it came to pass, that when Isaac stopped them death of Abraham: was old, and his eyes were dim, so and he called their names after the names by that he could not see, he called Esau his which his father had called them.

eldest son, and said unto him, My son and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I

20 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. 21 And they digged another well, and love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; strove for that also: and he called the name that my soul may bless thee before I die. of it Sitnah. 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake 22 And he removed from thence, and dig- to Esau his son: and Esau went to the field ged another well; and for that they strove to hunt for venison, and to bring it. not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; 6 ¶ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her and he said, For now the LORD hath made son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, land. 7 Bring me venison, and make me sa23¶ And he vent up from thence to Beer-voury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee sheba. before the LORD, before my death.

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee.

35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah. CHAP. XXVII.

9 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:

Isaac blesses Jacob.


Esau obtains a blessing. 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, thren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to that he may eat, and that he may bless thee thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, before his death. and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:

32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy first-born Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.

34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.

36 And he said, Is not he rightly named 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these Esau thy first-born; I have done according two times: he took away my birth-right; as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and and behold, now he hath taken away my eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?


20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is 37 And Isaac answered and said unto it that thou hast found it so quickly, my Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, son? And he said, Because the LORD thy and all his brethren have I given to him for God brought it to me. servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau, or not.

22 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.

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

39 And Isaac his father answered, and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

17 And she gave the savoury meat, and the bread which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

31 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


24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

25 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.

40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

41 ¶ And Esau hated Jacob, because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, the days of mourning for my father are at hand, then will I slay my brother Jacob.

27 And he came near, and kissed him and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and 42 ¶ And these words of Esau her elder blessed him, and said, See the smell of my son were told to Rebekah: and she sent son is as the smell of a field which the LORD and called Jacob her younger son, and said hath blessed: unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew touching thee, doth comfort himself, purof heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and posing to kill thee. plenty of corn and wine:

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my 29 Let people serve thee, and nations voice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my bow down to thee; be lord over thy bre-brother to Haran;

Jacob is sent to Padan-aram.


His vision and vow. 44 And tarry with him a few days, until and to the south: and in thee and in thy thy brother's fury turn away; seed shall all the families of the earth be 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away blessed. from thee, and he forget that which thou 15 And behold, I am with thee, and will hast done to him: then I will send, and keep thee in all places whither thou goest, fetch thee from thence. Why should I be and will bring thee again into this land: for deprived also of you both in one day? I will not leave thee, until I have done that

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am which I have spoken to thee of.

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?

16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.


him, and

AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and 20 ¶ And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that God will be with me, and will keep me in thou mayest be a multitude of people; this way that I go, and will give me bread

4 And give thee the blessing of Abra- to eat, and raiment to put on,

ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; 21 So that I come again to my father's that thou mayest inherit the land wherein house in peace; then shall the LORD be my thou art a stranger, which God gave unto God:


22 And this stone, which I have set for 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of that thou shalt give me, I will surely give Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebe- the tenth unto thee. kah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.


64 When Esau saw that Isaac had bless-THEN Jacob went on his journey, and ed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan- came into the land of of aram, to take him a wife from thence; and the east.

that as he blessed him, he gave him a 2 And he looked, and behold, a well in charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife the field, and lo, there were three flocks of of the daughters of Canaan; sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of 3 And thither were all the flocks gatherCanaan pleased not Isaac his father; ed: and they rolled the stone from the well's 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and mouth and watered the sheep, and put the took unto the wives which he had, Maha-stone again upon the well's mouth in his lath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's place.

son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My bre10 And Jacob went out from Beer-thren, whence be ye? And they said, Of sheba, and went towards Haran. Haran are we.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laand tarried there all night, because the sun ban the son of Nahor? And they said, We was set: and he took of the stones of that know him. place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

12 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

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6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

13 And behold, the LORD stood above it,

and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land flocks be gathered together, and till they whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and roll the stone from the well's mouth; then to thy seed. we water the sheep.

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of 9 ¶ And while he yet spake with them, the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to Rachel came with her father's sheep: for the west, and to the east, and to the north, she kept them.

Jacob is entertained by Laban. CHAP. XXX. He serves for Leah and Rachel. 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw and served with him yet seven other years. Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's 31 ¶ And when the LORD saw that Leah brother, and the sheep of Laban his mo- was hated, he opened her womb: but Rather's brother; that Jacob went near, and chel was barren. rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted affliction; now therefore my husband will up his voice, and wept. love me.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was 33 And she conceived again, and bare a her father's brother, and that he was Rebe- son; and said, Because the LORD hath kah's son; and she ran and told her father. heard that I was hated, he hath therefore

13 And it came to pass when Laban given me this son also: and she called his heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, name Simeon.

that he ran to meet him, and embraced. 34 And she conceived again, and bare a him, and kissed him, and brought him to son; and said, Now this time will my hushis house. And he told Laban all these band be joined unto me, because I have things. born him three sons: therefore was his

14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou name called Levi. art my bone and my flesh: and he abode 35 And she conceived again, and bare a with him the space of a month. son and she said, Now will I praise the 15¶ And Laban said unto Jacob, Because LORD: therefore she called his name Juthou art my brother, shouldest thou there- dah, and left bearing. fore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?


16 And Laban had two daughters: the AND when Rachel saw that she bare

name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

17 Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel was beautiful and well-favoured.

2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.


19 And Laban said, It is better that give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in unto her.

22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife; and Jacob went in unto her. 5¶ And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob son.


6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter have I wrestled with my sister, and I have Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. prevailed and she called his name Naph

25 And it came to pass, that in the morn-tali. ing, behold, it was Leah: and he said to 9 ¶ When Leah saw that she had left bearLaban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

ing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the first-born.

10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.

11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.

12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.

27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also, for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daugh- wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the ter Bilbah his handmaid, to be her maid. field, and brought them unto his mother

14 And Reuben went in the days of

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, ine, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed and she called his name Asher.

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