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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;

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.

45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink; and I will give thy camels drink also. So I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.


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Isaac's marriage.

62 And Isaac came from the way of the well" Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.

63 And Isaac went out B to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and 119. 15. when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

143. 5.

c Pr. 19. 14.

1 Sa. 1. 13.

Ne. 2. 4.

e Jos. 15. 18.
Ju. 1. 14.

1 Ti. 2. 9.

chap. 18.6.
chap. 38.12.
1 Th. 4. 13.
1 Ch. 1. 32.

I verse 26.
m Nu. 22. 4.
25. 17.

Ju. VI.

48 And I bowed down my head,' and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which » Job 2. 11. had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his


o1 Ki. 10. 1. Ps. 72. 10.

49 And now if ye will deals kindly and PPs. 32. 8. truly with my master, tell me and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

48. 14. 107.7. Pr. 3. 6.

Is. 48. 17.

50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the chap. 47.29. LORD; we cannot speak" unto thee bad or good.


51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee; take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

52 And it came to pass, that when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

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Jos. 2. 14.

r Je. 25. 23.
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Ps. 118. 23.
chap. 31.24.
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v Ps. 17. 14.

* ver. 26, 48.
Ps. 95. 6.

53 And the servant brought forth jewels y of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: hey Ju. 6. 3. gave also to her brother and to her mother y vessels. precious things. Ex. 3. 22.

54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

55 And her brother and her mother said,

Let the damsel abide with us & a few days, at the least ten; after that, she shall go.


56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away, that I may go to my master.

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57 And they said, We will call the dam-a sel, and inquire at her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

60 And they blessedi 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.


11. 2. 12. 35.

a chap. 15.15.

49.29. Job 5. 26.

chap. 35.29.

49. 33. De.33.13..16.

2 Ch.21.3.
Ezr. 1.6.

chap. 23.16.

8 or, a full


year, or,

ten months.

chap. 45. 9. Jos. 1. 8.

Is. 48. 15. Ps. 45. 10. ch. 35.8.

chap. 22.17 Ru. 4.11,12. 61 And Rebekah arose, and her dam-or, Hadad. sels, and they rode upon the camels, and 1 Ch. 1. 30. followed the man: and the servant took chap. 17.20. Rebekah, and went his way.

65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.


THEN again Abraham took a wife, and

her name wask Keturah.

And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian," and Ishbak, and Shuah. "

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the and sent them away" from Isaac his son east country.

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

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 :d there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: 11 And it came to pass after the death of 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 firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah :

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

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.

Esau's sale of his birthright.


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

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 sister to Laban the Syrian.

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.

22 And the children struggled together within her: and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.

23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve' the younger.

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

25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

B. C. 1773.

a1 Sa. 15. 7. b chap. 22.18. Bfell. c ch. 20. 2, 13. Pr. 29. 25. e chap. 24.67. fchap. 28.5. g1 Sa. 1. 11. Lu. 1. 13.

h1 Ch. 5. 20. 2 Ch. 33. 13.

Ezr. 8. 23.
Ps. 145. 19.

Pr. 10. 24.
Ro. 9. 10.

1 Sa. 22. 15.
Eze. 20. 31.
36. 37.

k chap. 20.9. chap.27.29. Ps. 60. 8.

Is. 63. 1..6.

Ob. 1..16.
Mal. 1.2..4.

Ps. 105. 15.

Pr. 6. 29.
& went going.

n Ho. 12. 3.
or, hus-
• Ec. 4. 4.

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 chap. 27. 3. bare them. q He. 11. 9. n venison


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.

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 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.


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.

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

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 d which I sware 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

was in his mouth.

Removal of Isaac to Gerar. voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. 6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife: and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife: lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she was fair to look upon.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

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 guilti

ness upon us.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that touchethm 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 hundredfold: 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 Abrachap. 27.19. ham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

. Ex. 1. 9.

O with that red, with that red

pottage. ki. e. red. λ going to die.

t Job 21. 15.
Mal. 3. 14.

u chap.27.36. 36. 6. He. 12. 16.

μ living.
v Is. 22. 13.

1 Co. 15. 32.

Ps. 106. 24. Mat. 22. 5.

Ac. 13. 41. vi. e. contention.

y chap. 12.10. i.e. hatred. chap. 20.2. pi. e. room. a Ps. 39. 12.

He. 11. 9, 13, 16. chap.28.15. Is. 43. 2, 5. c chap. 13.15.


16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water which they had digged_in_the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

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

20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is our's: and he called the name of the well Esek;" because they strove with him.

21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.

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22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

23 And he went up from thence to 22.16. Beer-sheba.

d Ps. 105.9. Mi. 7. 20.

e Ps. 27. 1, 3.

Is. 41. 10.

51. 12.

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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. builded an altar there, and

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Jacob's Marriage.

her to him; and he went in unto her. 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter

2 And he looked, and, behold, a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that a chap.30.9. Leah, Zilpah" his maid, for an handmaid. well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.

3 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.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Harand are we.

5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said,

We know him.


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

7 And he said, Lo, dit 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 together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.

9 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 brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth,m and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice," and wept.

12 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.

13 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.

14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel."

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

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 I 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."


b Ps. 23. 2.

Ca. 1. 7.
Eze. 34. 14.

Ju. 14. 12.
d chap. 27.43.
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peace to

e chap. 43.27.

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43. 1.
La. 3. 59.

pi.e. judging.
of God.

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Ju. 14. 10.
Jno. 2.1, 2.
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or com


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

26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, B to give the younger

before the firstborn.

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, Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid. 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachels 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.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name $Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction: now, therefore, my husband will love me.

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 Simeon.

34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

CHAPTER XXX. 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.

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.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a 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 a great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

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

23 And it came to pass in the evening, 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: that he took Leah his daughter, and brought chap. 49.19. and she called his name & Gad.

Birth of Jacob's Children.

GENESIS, XXXI. 12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Ja-| B. C. 1747. cob a second son.

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


14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matterd 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.

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.

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

a Ps. 18. 24.

37. 6.
B to morrow,
Ex. 13. 14.

yin my hap
Ca. 6. 9.
Lu. 1. 48.

8i.e. happy.
c Ca. 7. 13.
Nu. 16.9,13.

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Eze. 16. 47.

e Ex. 3. 7.
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chap. 49.14.
De. 33. 18.
1 Ch. 12. 32.
ch. 31.9, 12.
chap. 29.34.
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i chap. 29.31. 20 And Leah said, God hath endued 1 Sa. 1. 19. me with a good dowry; now will my hus-1 Sa. 1. 6. band dwell with me," because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.

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

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


23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away* my reproach: 24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.

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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. 26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my servicer which I have done thee.

27 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.

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

Is. 4. 1.

I verse 30.

24. 35.

m chap. 13. 2.
26. 13, 14.

Job 42. 12.

ki.e. adding.

n chap. 24.54.
• chap.31.55.
P chap.31.6.
q Ex. 3. 21.
Ne. 1. 11.
Da. 1. 9.
Ac. 7. 10.

r Ps. 49. 18.
Ec. 4. 4.

1 Ti. 6. 4.
chap. 4. 5.
De. 28. 54.
λας yester-
day and the
day before.
uch. 39. 3, 5.

29 And he said unto him, Thou know-y est how I have served thee," and how thy cattle was with me.

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?


Ps. 1. 3.
Is. 61. 9.

chap. 28. 15.
chap. 29.15.
Mat. 24. 45.

Tit. 2. 10.
μ broken

vat my foot.
zver. 2, 3.

a verse 41.

b1 Ti. 5. 8.

c verse 41.

Jacob's bargain with Laban.

33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

35 And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some sheep, and gave them into the hand of white in it, and all the brown among the

his sons.

36 And he set three days' journey be twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

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.

38 And he set the rods, which he had pilled, before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs, when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle."

41 And it came to pass, whensoever the tid the rods before the eyes of the cattle stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.

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, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses. CHAPTER XXXI. 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."

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

5 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 with me.*

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

7 And your father hath deceived me, Nu. 14. 22. and changed my wages ten times: but God suffered him not to hurt me."

Ne. 4. 12. Job 19. 3.

Zec. 8. 23.

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 I will again feed and keep thy flock: 32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speck-chap. 20. 6. led 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.


Job 1. 10.

Ps. 37. 28.

105. 14.

chap. 31. 8.

8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.

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

Jacob's departure.


B. C. 1739.

Ju. 18. 24.

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, a verse 19. the Brams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled." 11 And the angel of Gode spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: and I said, Here am I.e

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, 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.

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 our's, 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; m

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 that were her father's.

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20 And Jacob stole away Sunawares 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' jour

ney; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dreamy by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount; and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs," with tabret, and with harp?


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

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Laban's pursuit after Jacob.

fore hast thou stolen"
my gods?
31 And Jacob answered and said to
Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said,
Peradventure thou wouldest take by
force thy daughters from me.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy
gods, let him not live:d before our bre-
chap.30.39.thren discern thou what is thine with me,
c chap.48.16. and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not
chap. 44.9. that Rachel had stolen them.
Ex. 3. 4.
18a.3.4, &c.

Is. 58. 9.
Ex. 3. 7.

Ps. 139. 3.
Ec. 5. 8.


h verse 19. yfelt.

i verse 3.

chap. 32. 9. Ex. 20. 12.

Le. 19. 32.

* chap. 29.27.

Ne. 5. 8.

Ep. 4. 26. m chap. 24. 10.

n1 Co. 6. 5.

o chap.28.21.

& teraphim. Ju. 17. 5. 1 Sa. 19. 13.

Ho. 3. 4.

the heart

of Laban. Ex. 22. 10. r chap. 15.18. schap. 46.28. 2 Ki. 12. 17.

Lu. 9. 51.


❝ verse 7.

Ps. 124.1, 2.

* verse 53.

y chap. 20.


Job 33. 15.

n from good to bad.

Ex. 3. 7. a1 Ch. 12. 17.

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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 μi.e. a beathou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now, though thou wouldest

con, or,



33 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.

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban y searched all the tent, but found them not.

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 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.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

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.

42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebukeda thee yesternight.

43 And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

44 Now, therefore, come thou, let us make a covenant, I'and thou; and let it be for a witnesse 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 dutha: but Jacob called it λ Galeed.

48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. There

needs be gone, because thou sore long-h Ju. 11. 29. fore was the name of it called Galeed; edst after thy father's house, yet where- 1 Sa. 7. 5.

49 And Mizpah; for he said, The

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