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voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

and said, The voice is Jacob's 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.

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

f 24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And be 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.

f 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.

n 36 And he said, Is he not rightly named Jacob? for he hath sup

f26 And his father Isaac said planted me these two times: he unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

took away my birth-right; and behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for

b 27 And he came near, and kiss ed him and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, me? and said, See, the smell of my sonr 37 And Isaac answered and is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed :

28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

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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?

29 Let people serve thee, and pations bow down to thee; bef 38 And Esau said unto his falord over thy brethren, and let ther, Hast thou but one blessing, thy mother's sons bow down to my father? bless me, even me althee cursed be every one that so, O my father! And Esau lifted curseth thee, and blessed be he up his voice, and wept. that blesseth thee. b 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;

f 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 me.

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

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.

c 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

s 33 And Isaac trembled very Jacob.

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f42 And these words of Esau ƒ6 ¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, 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 daughters of Canaan;

her elder son were told to Rebe-
kab and she sent and called Ja-
cob her younger son, and said un-
to him, Behold, thy brother Esau,
as touching thee, doth comfort
himself, purposing to kill thee.
g 43 Now therefore, my son, obey
my voice and arise, flee thou to
Laban my brother to Haran;

44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn

away;

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and ke forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence. Why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac. 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?

CHAP. XXVIII.

ND Isaac called Jacob, and

g 7 And that Jacob obeyed his
father, and his mother, and was
gone to Padan-aram;
g 8 And Esau seeing that the
daughters of Canaan pleased not
Isaac his father;

f 9 Then went Esau unto Ishma-
el, and took unto the wives which
he had, Mahalath the daughter of
Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sis-
ter of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
g 10 T And Jacob went out from
Beer-sheba, and went toward Ha-
ran.

f11 And he lighted upon a cer-
tain 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.
v 12 And he dreamed, and behold.

PANDIsaac Jachared a ladder set upon the earth, and

bim, and said unto him, Thou shalt the top of it reached to heaven: not take a wife of the daughters and behold, the angels of God asof Canaan. cending and descending on it. g 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, tot 13 And behold, the LORD stood the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

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.

b 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multi-r 14 And thy seed shall be as the ply thee, that thou mayest be a dust of the earth; and thou shalt multitude of people; 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.

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

f5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

b 15 And behold, I am with thee and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land: for I will not leave thec, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

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f16 And Jacob awaked out of
his sleep, and he said, Surely the
LORD is in this place; and I
knew it not.

d 17 And he was afraid, and said,
How dreadful is this place! this
is none other but the house of God,
and this is the gate of heaven.
o 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 pour-
ed oil upon the top of it.

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

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.

8 And they said, We cannot,
until all the flocks be gathered to-
gether, and till they roll the stone
from the well's mouth; then we
water the sheep.

f9T And while he yet spake
with them, Rachel came with her
father's sheep: for she kept them.

10 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

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's raiment to put on, 21 So that I come again to my mouth, and watered the flock of Lafather's house in peace; then shall ban his mother's brother. the LORD be my God: d. 22 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.

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

6 And he said unto them, Is he o 18 And Jacob loved Rachel,

and said, I will serve thee seven hath looked upon my affliction; years for Rachel thy younger now therefore my husband will love daughter.

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

me.

n 33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Si. meon.

f20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love hen 34 And she conceived again, and had to her. bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in unto her. o 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and maden 35 And she conceived again, and a feast. bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah, and left bearing.

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.

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Lean, Zilpah his maid, for a handmaid.

f25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the first-born. I 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 daughter, Bilhab his handmaid, to be her maid.

ƒ 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb but Rachel was barren. n 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD

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CHAP. XXX.

ND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

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. u 4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

f 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

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

n 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. u 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah, her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

CHAP. XXX.

f 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, a son; and said, God hath taken bare Jacob a son.

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

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

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

away my reproach:

n 24 And she called his name Jo
seph; and said, The LORD shall
add to me another son.
f 25 T And it came to pass, when
Rachel had borne Joseph, that
Jacob said unto Laban, Send me
away, that I may go unto mine
own place, and to my country.

26 Give me my wives and my f14 T And Reuben went in the children, for whom I have served days of wheat-harvest, and found thee, and let me go for thou mandrakes in the field, and brought knowest my service which I have them unto his mother Leah. Then done thee.

Rachel said to Leah, Give me, Ib 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. pray thee, if I have found favour 15 And she said unto her, Is it in thine eyes, tarry: for I have a small matter that thou hast ta- learned by experience that the ken my husband? and wouldest LORD hath blessed me for thy thou take away my son's man- sake. drakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

f17 And God hearkened unto
Leah, and she conceived, and bare
Jacob the fifth son.

n 18 And Leah said, God hath
given me my hire, because I have
given my maiden to my husband:
and she called his name Issachar.
19 And Leah conceived again,
and bare Jacob the sixth son.
n 20 And Leah said, God hath
endowed me with a good dowry;
now will my husband dwell with
me, because I have borne him six
sons and she called his name
Zebulun.

28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee and how thy cattle was with me. d 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?

f31 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:

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.

33 So shall my righteousness anf 21 And afterwards she bare a swer for me in time to come, when it daughter, and called her name shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckDinah. t 22 ¶ And God remembered Ra-led and spotted among the goats, chel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. f 23 And she conceived, and bare

and brown among the sheep, that
shall be counted stolen with me.
f 34 And Laban said, Behold, I

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