The Old Testament

The 1st Book of Moses

Genesis


1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

 

1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon

the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the

waters.

 

1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

 

1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light

from the darkness.

 

1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

And the evening and the morning were the first day.

 

1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,

and let it divide the waters from the waters.

 

1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were

under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament:

and it was so.

 

1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the

morning were the second day.

 

1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together

unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

 

1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of

the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

 

1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding

seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is

in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

 

1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after

his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after

his kind: and God saw that it was good.

 

1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

 

1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven

to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for

seasons, and for days, and years: 1:15 And let them be for lights in

the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was

so.

 

1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day,

and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

 

1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light

upon the earth, 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and

to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

 

1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

 

1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving

creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the

open firmament of heaven.

 

1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that

moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind,

and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

 

1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill

the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

 

1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

 

1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after

his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his

kind: and it was so.

 

1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle

after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after

his kind: and God saw that it was good.

 

1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl

of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over

every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

 

1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created

he him; male and female created he them.

 

1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and

multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion

over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every

living thing that moveth upon the earth.

 

1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,

which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which

is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

 

1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air,

and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is

life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

 

1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was

very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

 

2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of

them.

 

2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and

he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

 

2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that

in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

 

2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when

they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the

heavens, 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth,

and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not

caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the

ground.

 

2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole

face of the ground.

 

2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and

breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living

soul.

 

2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he

put the man whom he had formed.

 

2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that

is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the

midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

 

2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence

it was parted, and became into four heads.

 

2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the

whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 2:12 And the gold of that

land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

 

2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that

compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

 

2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which

goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

 

2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of

Eden to dress it and to keep it.

 

2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of

the garden thou mayest freely eat: 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge

of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou

eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

 

2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be

alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

 

2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the

field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see

what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living

creature, that was the name thereof.

 

2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air,

and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an

help meet for him.

 

2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he

slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead

thereof; 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man,

made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

 

2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my

flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

 

2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall

cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

 

2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not

ashamed.

 

3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which

the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God

said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?  3:2 And the woman

said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden,

God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest

ye die.

 

3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 3:5

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall

be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

 

3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that

it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one

wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto

her husband with her; and he did eat.

 

3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they

were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves

aprons.

 

3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in

the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the

presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

 

3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art

thou?  3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was

afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

 

3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten

of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she

gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

 

3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou

hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

 

3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done

this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the

field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the

days of thy life: 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the

woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head,

and thou shalt bruise his heel.

 

3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and

thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy

desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

 

3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the

voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee,

saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake;

in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 3:18 Thorns

also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the

herb of the field; 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,

till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for

dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

 

3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother

of all living.

 

3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of

skins, and clothed them.

 

3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,

to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also

of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 3:23 Therefore the

LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground

from whence he was taken.

 

3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden

of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to

keep the way of the tree of life.

 

4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain,

and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

 

4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of

sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

 

4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the

fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

 

4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of

the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his

offering: 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.

And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

 

4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy

countenance fallen?  4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be

accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto

thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

 

4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when

they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother,

and slew him.

 

4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he

said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?  4:10 And he said, What

hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from

the ground.

 

4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her

mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 4:12 When thou

tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her

strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

 

4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can

bear.

 

4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the

earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and

a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one

that findeth me shall slay me.

 

4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,

vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark

upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

 

4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in

the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

 

4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and

he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his

son, Enoch.

 

4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and

Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

 

4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was

Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

 

4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents,

and of such as have cattle.

 

4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such

as handle the harp and organ.

 

4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every

artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

 

4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice;

ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to

my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

 

4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and

sevenfold.

 

4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his

name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead

of Abel, whom Cain slew.

 

4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his

name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

 

5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God

created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 5:2 Male and female

created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the

day when they were created.

 

5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his

own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: 5:4 And

the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years:

and he begat sons and daughters: 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived

were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

 

5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: 5:7 And

Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and

begat sons and daughters: 5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine

hundred and twelve years: and he died.

 

5:9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: 5:10 And Enos lived

after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons

and daughters: 5:11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and

five years: and he died.

 

5:12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel: 5:13 And

Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years,

and begat sons and daughters: 5:14 And all the days of Cainan were

nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

 

5:15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: 5:16

And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty

years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:17 And all the days of

Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

 

5:18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat

Enoch: 5:19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years,

and begat sons and daughters: 5:20 And all the days of Jared were nine

hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

 

5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 5:22

And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred

years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:23 And all the days of Enoch

were three hundred sixty and five years: 5:24 And Enoch walked with

God: and he was not; for God took him.

 

5:25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat

Lamech.

 

5:26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty

and two years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:27 And all the days of

Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

 

5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a

son: 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort

us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground

which the LORD hath cursed.

 

5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five

years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:31 And all the days of Lamech

were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

 

5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham,

and Japheth.

 

6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the

earth, and daughters were born unto them, 6:2 That the sons of God saw

the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of

all which they chose.

 

6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for

that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty

years.

 

6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that,

when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare

children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men

of renown.

 

6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and

that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil

continually.

 

6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it

grieved him at his heart.

 

6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from

the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and

the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

 

6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

 

6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect

in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

 

6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

 

6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled

with violence.

 

6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for

all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

 

6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me;

for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I

will destroy them with the earth.

 

6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the

ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

 

6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length

of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty

cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

 

6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou

finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side

thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

 

6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the

earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under

heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

 

6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come

into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives

with thee.

 

6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt

thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be

male and female.

 

6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of

every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort

shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

 

6:21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt

gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

 

6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did

he.

 

7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the

ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

 

7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male

and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and

his female.

 

7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to

keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

 

7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth

forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have

made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

 

7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

 

7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was

upon the earth.

 

7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives

with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

 

7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls,

and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, 7:9 There went in two

and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had

commanded Noah.

 

7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the

flood were upon the earth.

 

7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month,

the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains

of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

 

7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

 

7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth,

the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons

with them, into the ark; 7:14 They, and every beast after his kind,

and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that

creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind,

every bird of every sort.

 

7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all

flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

 

7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as

God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

 

7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters

increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

 

7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the

earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

 

7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the

high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

 

7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains

were covered.

 

7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and

of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth

upon the earth, and every man: 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the

breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

 

7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face

of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the

fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah

only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

 

7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty

days.

 

8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the

cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over

the earth, and the waters asswaged; 8:2 The fountains also of the deep

and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was

restrained; 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth

continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the

waters were abated.

 

8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of

the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

 

8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the

tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the

mountains seen.

 

8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the

window of the ark which he had made: 8:7 And he sent forth a raven,

which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off

the earth.

 

8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were

abated from off the face of the ground; 8:9 But the dove found no rest

for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for

the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his

hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

 

8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the

dove out of the ark; 8:11 And the dove came in to him in the evening;

and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that

the waters were abated from off the earth.

 

8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove;

which returned not again unto him any more.

 

8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the

first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from

off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked,

and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

 

8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the

month, was the earth dried.

 

8:15 And God spake unto Noah, saying, 8:16 Go forth of the ark, thou,

and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

 

8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of

all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing

that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the

earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

 

8:18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'

wives with him: 8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every

fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went

forth out of the ark.

 

8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean

beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the

altar.

 

8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his

heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for

the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I

again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

 

8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and

heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

 

9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be

fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

 

9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast

of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth

upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are

they delivered.

 

9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the

green herb have I given you all things.

 

9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall

ye not eat.

 

9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of

every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of

every man's brother will I require the life of man.

 

9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in

the image of God made he man.

 

9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in

the earth, and multiply therein.

 

9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9:9 And

I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after

you; 9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the

fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from

all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

 

9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all

flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall

there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

 

9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make

between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for

perpetual generations: 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall

be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

 

9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth,

that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 9:15 And I will remember my

covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all

flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all

flesh.

 

9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that

I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living

creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

 

9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which

I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

 

9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and

Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

 

9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth

overspread.

 

9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered

within his tent.

 

9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father,

and told his two brethren without.

 

9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their

shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their

father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's

nakedness.

 

9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son

had done unto him.

 

9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be

unto his brethren.

 

9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall

be his servant.

 

9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of

Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

 

9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

 

9:29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and

he died.

 

10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and

Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

 

10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan,

and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

 

10:3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

 

10:4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and

Dodanim.

 

10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands;

every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

 

10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

 

10:7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah,

and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

 

10:8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

 

10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said,

Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

 

10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and

Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

 

10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the

city Rehoboth, and Calah, 10:12 And Resen between Nineveh and

Calah: the same is a great city.

 

10:13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and

Naphtuhim, 10:14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came

Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

 

10:15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth, 10:16 And the

Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, 10:17 And the Hivite,

and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 10:18 And the Arvadite, and the

Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the

Canaanites spread abroad.

 

10:19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest

to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and

Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

 

10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their

tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

 

10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the

brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

 

10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud,

and Aram.

 

10:23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

 

10:24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

 

10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg;

for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

 

10:26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and

Jerah, 10:27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 10:28 And Obal, and

Abimael, and Sheba, 10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these

were the sons of Joktan.

 

10:30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a

mount of the east.

 

10:31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their

tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

 

10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their

generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided

in the earth after the flood.

 

11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

 

11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they

found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

 

11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn

them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for

morter.

 

11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose

top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be

scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

 

11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the

children of men builded.

 

11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all

one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be

restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

 

11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that

they may not understand one another's speech.

 

11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of

all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

 

11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did

there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the

LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

 

11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years

old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: 11:11 And Shem

lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and

daughters.

 

11:12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah: 11:13

And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years,

and begat sons and daughters.

 

11:14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: 11:15 And Salah

lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons

and daughters.

 

11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg: 11:17 And

Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and

begat sons and daughters.

 

11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: 11:19 And Peleg

lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons

and daughters.

 

11:20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug: 11:21 And

Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat

sons and daughters.

 

11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor: 11:23 And Serug

lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and

daughters.

 

11:24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah: 11:25

And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years,

and begat sons and daughters.

 

11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and

Haran.

 

11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram,

Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

 

11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his

nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

 

11:29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife

was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of

Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

 

11:30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

 

11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's

son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they

went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of

Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

 

11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and

Terah died in Haran.

 

12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country,

and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I

will shew thee: 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I

will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a

blessing: 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him

that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be

blessed.

 

12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot

went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he

departed out of Haran.

 

12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all

their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had

gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan;

and into the land of Canaan they came.

 

12:6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto

the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

 

12:7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I

give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who

appeared unto him.

 

12:8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel,

and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east:

and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name

of the LORD.

 

12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

 

12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into

Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

 

12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt,

that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a

fair woman to look upon: 12:12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when

the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife:

and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

 

12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with

me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

 

12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the

Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

 

12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before

Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

 

12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and

oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses,

and camels.

 

12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues

because of Sarai Abram's wife.

 

12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast

done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?  12:19

Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to

wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

 

12:20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent

him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

 

13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he

had, and Lot with him, into the south.

 

13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

 

13:3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto

the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and

Hai; 13:4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the

first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

 

13:5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and

tents.

 

13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell

together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell

together.

 

13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and

the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite

dwelled then in the land.

 

13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee,

between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for

we be brethren.

 

13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee,

from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right;

or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

 

13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan,

that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed

Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of

Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

 

13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed

east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

 

13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the

cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

 

13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD

exceedingly.

 

13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated

from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art

northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 13:15 For all

the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for

ever.

 

13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a

man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be

numbered.

 

13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the

breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

 

13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of

Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

 

14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar,

Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of

nations; 14:2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with

Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of

Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

 

14:3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is

the salt sea.

 

14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year

they rebelled.

 

14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that

were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the

Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 14:6 And the

Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

 

14:7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and

smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that

dwelt in Hazezontamar.

 

14:8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah,

and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela

(the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of

Siddim; 14:9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king

of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar;

four kings with five.

 

14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of

Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled

to the mountain.

 

14:11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their

victuals, and went their way.

 

14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom,

and his goods, and departed.

 

14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew;

for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and

brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

 

14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he

armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and

eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

 

14:15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by

night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the

left hand of Damascus.

 

14:16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his

brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

 

14:17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from

the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at

the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.

 

14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and

he was the priest of the most high God.

 

14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high

God, possessor of heaven and earth: 14:20 And blessed be the most high

God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him

tithes of all.

 

14:21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and

take the goods to thyself.

 

14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand

unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

14:23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and

that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say,

I have made Abram rich: 14:24 Save only that which the young men

have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner,

Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

 

15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a

vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding

great reward.

 

15:2 And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go

childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo,

one born in my house is mine heir.

 

15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This

shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own

bowels shall be thine heir.

 

15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward

heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he

said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

 

15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for

righteousness.

 

15:7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur

of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

 

15:8 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit

it?  15:9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old,

and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a

turtledove, and a young pigeon.

 

15:10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst,

and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

 

15:11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove

them away.

 

15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram;

and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

 

15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be

a stranger in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and

they shall afflict them four hundred years; 15:14 And also that

nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they

come out with great substance.

 

15:15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried

in a good old age.

 

15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for

the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

 

15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was

dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between

those pieces.

 

15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,

Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the

great river, the river Euphrates: 15:19 The Kenites, and the

Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 15:20 And the Hittites, and the

Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 15:21 And the Amorites, and the

Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

 

16:1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an

handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

 

16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained

me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may

obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

 

16:3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after

Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her

husband Abram to be his wife.

 

16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw

that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

 

16:5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given

my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I

was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

 

16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do

to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she

fled from her face.

 

16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the

wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

 

16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither

wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

 

16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress,

and submit thyself under her hands.

 

16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy

seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

 

16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with

child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because

the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

 

16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man,

and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence

of all his brethren.

 

16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou

God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that

seeth me?  16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold,

it is between Kadesh and Bered.

 

16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name,

which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

 

16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare

Ishmael to Abram.

 

17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD

appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk

before me, and be thou perfect.

 

17:2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will

multiply thee exceedingly.

 

17:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 17:4

As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a

father of many nations.

 

17:5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name

shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

 

17:6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations

of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

 

17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed

after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a

God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

 

17:8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land

wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an

everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

 

17:9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant

therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

 

17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you

and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be

circumcised.

 

17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall

be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

 

17:12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you,

every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or

bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

 

17:13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy

money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your

flesh for an everlasting covenant.

 

17:14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is

not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath

broken my covenant.

 

17:15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not

call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

 

17:16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I

will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people

shall be of her.

 

17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his

heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old?

and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?  17:18 And Abraham

said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!  17:19 And God

said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call

his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an

everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

 

17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed

him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly;

twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

 

17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall

bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

 

17:22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

 

17:23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his

house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the

men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in

the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

 

17:24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was

circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

 

17:25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was

circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

 

17:26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his

son.

 

17:27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with

money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

 

18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he

sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 18:2 And he lift up his eyes

and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he

ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the

ground, 18:3 And said, My LORD, if now I have found favour in thy

sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 18:4 Let a little

water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves

under the tree: 18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort

ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come

to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

 

18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make

ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes

upon the hearth.

 

18:7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good,

and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

 

18:8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed,

and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they

did eat.

 

18:9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said,

Behold, in the tent.

 

18:10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the

time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah

heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

 

18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it

ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

 

18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed

old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?  18:13 And the LORD

said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a

surety bear a child, which am old?  18:14 Is any thing too hard for

the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to

the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

 

18:15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid.

And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

 

18:16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and

Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

 

18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I

do; 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty

nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his

household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do

justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that

which he hath spoken of him.

 

18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is

great, and because their sin is very grievous; 18:21 I will go down

now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of

it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

 

18:22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward

Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

 

18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the

righteous with the wicked?  18:24 Peradventure there be fifty

righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the

place for the fifty righteous that are therein?  18:25 That be far

from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the

wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far

from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?  18:26 And

the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city,

then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

 

18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon

me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes: 18:28

Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou

destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there

forty and five, I will not destroy it.

 

18:29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there

shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's

sake.

 

18:30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will

speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I

will not do it, if I find thirty there.

 

18:31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the

LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I

will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

 

18:32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet

but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I

will not destroy it for ten's sake.

 

18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing

with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

 

19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the

gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed

himself with his face toward the ground; 19:2 And he said, Behold now,

my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry

all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on

your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all

night.

 

19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him,

and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake

unleavened bread, and they did eat.

 

19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of

Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people

from every quarter: 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him,

Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out

unto us, that we may know them.

 

19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after

him, 19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

 

19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let

me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good

in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they

under the shadow of my roof.

 

19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow

came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal

worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man,

even Lot, and came near to break the door.

 

19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house

to them, and shut to the door.

 

19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with

blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to

find the door.

 

19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in

law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the

city, bring them out of this place: 19:13 For we will destroy this

place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the

LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

 

19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married

his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD

will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons

in law.

 

19:15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot,

saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here;

lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

 

19:16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon

the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD

being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him

without the city.

 

19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad,

that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay

thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

 

19:18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my LORD: 19:19 Behold 

now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified

thymercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I

cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die: 19:20

Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one:

Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall

live.

 

19:21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this

thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou

hast spoken.

 

19:22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou

be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

 

19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

 

19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah

brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 19:25 And he

overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the

cities, and thatwhich grew upon the ground.

 

19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a

pillar of salt.

 

19:27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he

stood before the LORD: 19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and

Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the

smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

 

19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain,

that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the

overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

 

19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his

two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt

in a cave, he and his two daughters.

 

19:31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and

there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of

all the earth: 19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we

will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

 

19:33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the

firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when

she lay down, nor when she arose.

 

19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto

the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him

drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we

may preserve seed of our father.

 

19:35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the

younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay

down, nor when she arose.

 

19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

 

19:37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the

same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

 

19:38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name

Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this

day.

 

20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and

dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

 

20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and

Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

 

20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him,

Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken;

for she is a man's wife.

 

20:4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt

thou slay also a righteous nation?  20:5 Said he not unto me, She is my

sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the

integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

 

20:6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst

this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from

sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

 

20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and

he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her

not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are

thine.

 

20:8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his

servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were

sore afraid.

 

20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast

thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought

on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that

ought not to be done.

 

20:10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou

hast done this thing?  20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought,

Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for

my wife's sake.

 

20:12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my

father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

 

20:13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my

father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou

shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me,

He is my brother.

 

20:14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and

womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah

his wife.

 

20:15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where

it pleaseth thee.

 

20:16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a

thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the

eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was

reproved.

 

20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his

wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

 

20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of

Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

 

21:1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto

Sarah as he had spoken.

 

21:2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at

the set time of which God had spoken to him.

 

21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him,

whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

 

21:4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as

God had commanded him.

 

21:5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was

born unto him.

 

21:6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear

will laugh with me.

 

21:7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah

should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

 

21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great

feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

 

21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born

unto Abraham, mocking.

 

21:10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and

her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son,

even with Isaac.

 

21:11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of

his son.

 

21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight

because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah

hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy

seed be called.

 

21:13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation,

because he is thy seed.

 

21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a

bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder,

and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in

the wilderness of Beersheba.

 

21:15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child

under one of the shrubs.

 

21:16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off,

as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the

child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

 

21:17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called

to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar?

fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

 

21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will

make him a great nation.

 

21:19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she

went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

 

21:20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the

wilderness, and became an archer.

 

21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him

a wife out of the land of Egypt.

 

21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the

chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee

in all that thou doest: 21:23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God

that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my

son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee,

thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

 

21:24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

 

21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water,

which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

 

21:26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither

didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

 

21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto

Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

 

21:28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

 

21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs

which thou hast set by themselves?  21:30 And he said, For these seven

ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto

me, that I have digged this well.

 

21:31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they

sware both of them.

 

21:32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up,

and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the

land of the Philistines.

 

21:33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on

the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

 

21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

 

22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt

Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

 

22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou

lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for

a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

 

22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass,

and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave

the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place

of which God had told him.

 

22:4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the

place afar off.

 

22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass;

and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

 

22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon

Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they

went both of them together.

 

22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and

he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood:

but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?  22:8 And Abraham said, My

son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they

went both of them together.

 

22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham

built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his

son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

 

22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay

his son.

 

22:11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and

said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

 

22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou

any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou

hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

 

22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind

him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took

the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his

son.

 

22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is

said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

 

22:15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven

the second time, 22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the

LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy

son, thine only son: 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in

multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and

as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess

the gate of his enemies; 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations

of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

 

22:19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and

went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

 

22:20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told

Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy

brother Nahor; 22:21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and

Kemuel the father of Aram, 22:22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash,

and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

 

22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor,

Abraham's brother.

 

22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah,

and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

 

23:1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these

were the years of the life of Sarah.

 

23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of

Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

 

23:3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the

sons of Heth, saying, 23:4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you:

give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my

dead out of my sight.

 

23:5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, 23:6

Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of

our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his

sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

 

23:7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the

land, even to the children of Heth.

 

23:8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I

should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to

Ephron the son of Zohar, 23:9 That he may give me the cave of

Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as

much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a

buryingplace amongst you.

 

23:10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the

Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even

of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, 23:11 Nay, my

lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I

give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee:

bury thy dead.

 

23:12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

 

23:13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the

land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will

give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead

there.

 

23:14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 23:15 My lord,

hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver;

what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

 

23:16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to

Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of

Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

 

23:17 And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was

before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the

trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were

made sure 23:18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the

children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

 

23:19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the

field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of

Canaan.

 

23:20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto

Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

 

24:1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had

blessed Abraham in all things.

 

24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled

over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: 24:3

And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the

God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the

daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: 24:4 But thou shalt

go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son

Isaac.

 

24:5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be

willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again

unto the land from whence thou camest?  24:6 And Abraham said unto

him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

 

24:7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house,

and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that

sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send

his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from

thence.

 

24:8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou

shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

 

24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his

master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

 

24:10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and

departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he

arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

 

24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well

of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out

to draw water.

 

24:12 And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee,

send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

 

24:13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of

the men of the city come out to draw water: 24:14 And let it come to

pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I

pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give

thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed

for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed

kindness unto my master.

 

24:15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold,

Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of

Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

 

24:16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had

any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her

pitcher, and came up.

 

24:17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee,

drink a little water of thy pitcher.

 

24:18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her

pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

 

24:19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw

water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

 

24:20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran

again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

 

24:21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the

LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

 

24:22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the

man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets

for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; 24:23 And said, Whose

daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's

house for us to lodge in?  24:24 And she said unto him, I am the

daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

 

24:25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender

enough, and room to lodge in.

 

24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

 

24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham,

who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being

in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.

 

24:28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these

things.

 

24:29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban

ran out unto the man, unto the well.

 

24:30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon

his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister,

saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and,

behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

 

24:31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore

standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the

camels.

 

24:32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and

gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet,

and the men's feet that were with him.

 

24:33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will

not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

 

24:34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

 

24:35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become

great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold,

and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

 

24:36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was

old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

 

24:37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife

to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:

24:38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and

take a wife unto my son.

 

24:39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not

follow me.

 

24:40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send

his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for

my son of my kindred, and of my father's house: 24:41 Then shalt thou

be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if

they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

 

24:42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my

master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go: 24:43

Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that

when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me,

I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; 24:44 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.

 

24:45 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.

 

24:46 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.

 

24:47 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.

 

24:48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and

blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the

right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.

 

24:49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell

me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the

left.

 

24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth

from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

 

24:51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be

thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

 

24:52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their

words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

 

24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of

gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her

brother and to her mother precious things.

 

24:54 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.

 

24:55 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.

 

24:56 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.

 

24:57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her

mouth.

 

24:58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with

this man? And she said, I will go.

 

24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and

Abraham's servant, and his men.

 

24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our

sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed

possess the gate of those which hate them.

 

24:61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the

camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went

his way.

 

24:62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt

in the south country.

 

24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and

he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

 

24:64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she

lighted off the camel.

 

24:65 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.

 

24:66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

 

24:67 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.

 

25:1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

 

25:2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian,

and Ishbak, and Shuah.

 

25:3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were

Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

 

25:4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah,

and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

 

25:5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

 

25:6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham

gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived,

eastward, unto the east country.

 

25:7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he

lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

 

25:8 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.

 

25:9 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; 25:10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons

of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

 

25:11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed

his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

 

25:12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom

Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham: 25:13 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, 25:14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 25:15

Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: 25:16 These are the

sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their

castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

 

25:17 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.

 

25:18 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.

 

25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham

begat Isaac: 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah

to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister

to Laban the Syrian.

 

25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was

barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife

conceived.

 

25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If

it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

 

25:23 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.

 

25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there

were twins in her womb.

 

25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and

they called his name Esau.

 

25:26 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.

 

25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the

field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

 

25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but

Rebekah loved Jacob.

 

25:29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was

faint: 25:30 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.

 

25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

 

25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit

shall this birthright do to me?  25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me

this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto

Jacob.

 

25:34 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.

 

26:1 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.

 

26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt;

dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 26:3 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 sware unto Abraham thy father; 26:4 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; 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept

my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

 

26:6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 26:7 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.

 

26:8 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.

 

26:9 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.

 

26:10 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.

 

26:11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth

this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

 

26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an

hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

 

26:13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he

became very great: 26:14 For he had possession of flocks, and

possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines

envied him.

 

26:15 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.

 

26:16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much

mightier than we.

 

26:17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of

Gerar, and dwelt there.

 

26:18 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.

 

26:19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a

well of springing water.

 

26:20 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.

 

26:21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he

called the name of it Sitnah.

 

26:22 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.

 

26:23 And he went up from thence to Beersheba.

 

26:24 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.

 

26:25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the

LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a

well.

 

26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his

friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

 

26:27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye

hate me, and have sent me away from you?  26:28 And they said, We

saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be

now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a

covenant with thee; 26:29 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.

 

26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

 

26:31 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.

 

26:32 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.

 

26:33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is

Beersheba unto this day.

 

26:34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the

daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the

Hittite: 26:35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

 

27:1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were

dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said

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

 

27:2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my

death: 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver

and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; 27:4

And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I

may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

 

27:5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau

went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

 

27:6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy

father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 27:7 Bring me venison, and

make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD

before my death.

 

27:8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I

command thee.

 

27:9 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: 27:10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may

eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.

 

27:11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is

a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: 27:12 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.

 

27:13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only

obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

 

27:14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and

his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

 

27:15 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:

27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands,

and upon the smooth of his neck: 27:17 And she gave the savoury meat

and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

 

27:18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said,

Here am I; who art thou, my son?  27:19 And Jacob said unto his

father, I am Esau thy first born; I have done according as thou badest

me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may

bless me.

 

27:20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it

so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it

to me.

 

27:21 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.

 

27:22 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.

 

27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his

brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

 

27:24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

 

27:25 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.

 

27:26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me,

my son.

 

27:27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of

his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as

the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: 27:28 Therefore God

give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and

plenty of corn and wine: 27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow

down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow

down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he

that blesseth thee.

 

27:30 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.

 

27:31 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.

 

27:32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I

am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.

 

27:33 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.

 

27:34 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.

 

27:35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away

thy blessing.

 

27:36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath

supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and,

behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not

reserved a blessing for me?  27:37 And Isaac answered and said unto

Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I

given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained

him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?  27:38 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.

 

27:39 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; 27:40 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.

 

27:41 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.

 

27:42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and

she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold,

thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to

kill thee.

 

27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee thou to Laban

my brother to Haran; 27:44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy

brother's fury turn away; 27:45 Until thy brother's anger turn away

from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will

send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you

both in one day?  27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my

life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the

daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the

land, what good shall my life do me?  28:1 And Isaac called Jacob, and

blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a

wife of the daughters of Canaan.

 

28:2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's

father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban thy

mother's brother.

 

28:3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply

thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; 28:4 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.

 

28:5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban,

son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's

mother.

 

28:6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to

Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him

he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the

daughers of Canaan; 28:7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his

mother, and was gone to Padanaram; 28:8 And Esau seeing that the

daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; 28:9 Then went Esau

unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the

daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his

wife.

 

28:10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

 

28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all

night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that

place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to

sleep.

 

28:12 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.

 

28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD

God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou

liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 28:14 And thy seed

shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the

west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee

and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

 

28:15 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 thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to

thee of.

 

28:16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD

is in this place; and I knew it not.

 

28:17 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.

 

28:18 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.

 

28:19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of

that city was called Luz at the first.

 

28:20 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

raiment to put on, 28:21 So that I come again to my father's house in

peace; then shall the LORD be my God: 28:22 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.

 

29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the

people of the east.

 

29:2 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 well they

watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.

 

29:3 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.

 

29:4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they

said, Of Haran are we.

 

29:5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they

said, We know him.

 

29:6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well:

and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

 

29:7 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.

 

29:8 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.

 

29:9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's

sheep; for she kept them.

 

29:10 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, and

watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

 

29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

 

29:12 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.

 

29:13 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.

 

29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And

he abode with him the space of a month.

 

29:15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother,

shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy

wages be?  29:16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder

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

 

29:17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well

favoured.

 

29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years

for Rachel thy younger daughter.

 

29:19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that

I should give her to another man: abide with me.

 

29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto

him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

 

29:21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are

fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

 

29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a

feast.

 

29:23 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.

 

29:24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an

handmaid.

 

29:25 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?

29:26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give

the younger before the firstborn.

 

29:27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service

which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

 

29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel

his daughter to wife also.

 

29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be

her maid.

 

29:30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more

than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

 

29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her

 womb: but Rachel was barren.

 

29:32 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.

 

29:33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the

LORD hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also:

and she called his name Simeon.

 

29:34 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.

 

29:35 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.

 

30:1 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.

 

30:2 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?

30:3 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.

 

30:4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in

unto her.

 

30:5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

 

30:6 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.

 

30:7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second

son.

 

30:8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my

sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

 

30:9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her

maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

 

30:10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.

 

30:11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.

 

30:12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.

 

30:13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me

blessed: and she called his name Asher.

 

30:14 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.

 

30:15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken

my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also?

And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's

mandrakes.

 

30:16 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.

 

30:17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob

the fifth son.

 

30:18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given

my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

 

30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

 

30:20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will

my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she

called his name Zebulun.

 

30:21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

 

30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and

opened her womb.

 

30:23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away

my reproach: 30:24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The

LORD shall add to me another son.

 

30:25 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.

 

30:26 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.

 

30:27 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.

 

30:28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

 

30:29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and

how thy cattle was with me.

 

30:30 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?  30:31

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.

 

30:32 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.

 

30:33 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.

 

30:34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy

word.

 

30:35 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 white in it, and all the brown among the

sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

 

30:36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and

Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

 

30:37 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.

 

30:38 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.

 

30:39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth

cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

 

30:40 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.

 

30:41 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.

 

30:42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the

feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

 

30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and

maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

 

31:1 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.

 

31:2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was

not toward him as before.

 

31:3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy

fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

 

31:4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his

flock, 31:5 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.

 

31:6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

 

31:7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten

times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

 

31:8 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.

 

31:9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given

them to me.

 

31:10 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 ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.

 

31:11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob:

And I said, Here am I.

 

31:12 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.

 

31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and

where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this

land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

 

31:14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any

portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?  31:15 Are we not

counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured

also our money.

 

31:16 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.

 

31:17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

31:18 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

Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

 

31:19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the

images that were her father's.

 

31:20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he

told him not that he fled.

 

31:21 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.

 

31:22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

 

31:23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven

days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

 

31:24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said

unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

 

31:25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the

mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

 

31:26 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?  31:27 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?

31:28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou

hast now done foolishly in so doing.

 

31:29 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.

 

31:30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore

longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my

gods?  31:31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was

afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy

daughters from me.

 

31:32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before

our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee.

For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

 

31:33 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.

 

31:34 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.

 

31:35 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.

 

31:36 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?  31:37 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.

 

31:38 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.

 

31:39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare

the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by

day, or stolen by night.

 

31:40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by

night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

 

31:41 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.

 

31:42 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.

Godhath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked

thee yesternight.

 

31:43 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?

31:44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and

let it be for a witness between me and thee.

 

31:45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

 

31:46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took

stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

 

31:47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

 

31:48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this

day.

 

Therefore was the name of it called Galeed; 31:49 And Mizpah; for he

said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one

from another.

 

31:50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other

wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness

betwixt me and thee.

 

31:51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this

pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee: 31:52 This heap be

witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this

heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this

pillar unto me, for harm.

 

31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their

father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father

Isaac.

 

31:54 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.

 

31:55 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.

 

32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

 

32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he

called the name of that place Mahanaim.

 

32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the

land of Seir, the country of Edom.

 

32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord

Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and

stayed there until now: 32:5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and

menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that

I may find grace in thy sight.

 

32:6 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.

 

32:7 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; 32:8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and

smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

 

32:9 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: 32:10 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 I am become two bands.

 

32:11 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.

 

32:12 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.

 

32:13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came

to his hand a present for Esau his brother; 32:14 Two hundred she

goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams, 32:15

Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls,

twenty she asses, and ten foals.

 

32:16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove

by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and

put a space betwixt drove and drove.

 

32:17 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?  32:18 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.

 

32:19 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.

 

32:20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For

he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and

afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

 

32:21 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that

night in the company.

 

32:22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two

womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.

 

32:23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over

that he had.

 

32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him

until the breaking of the day.

 

32:25 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.

 

32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I

will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

 

32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

 

32:28 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.

 

32:29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.

And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he

blessed him there.

 

32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen

God face to face, and my life is preserved.

 

32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he

halted upon his thigh.

 

32:32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which

shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because

he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

 

33:1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came,

and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah,

and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

 

33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah

and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

 

33:3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground

seven times, until he came near to his brother.

 

33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck,

and kissed him: and they wept.

 

33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children;

and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God

hath graciously given thy servant.

 

33:6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they

bowed themselves.

 

33:7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves:

and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

 

33:8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And

he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

 

33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast

unto thyself.

 

33:10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in

thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have

seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast

pleased with me.

 

33:11 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.

 

33:12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will

go before thee.

 

33:13 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 overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

 

33:14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I

will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and

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

 

33:15 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.

 

33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

 

33:17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made

booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called

Succoth.

 

33:18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the

land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent

before the city.

 

33:19 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.

 

33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

 

34:1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went

out to see the daughters of the land.

 

34:2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the

country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

 

34:3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved

the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

 

34:4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this

damsel to wife.

 

34:5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his

sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until

they were come.

 

34:6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune

with him.

 

34:7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it:

and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had

wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter: which thing

ought not to be done.

 

34:8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem

longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

 

34:9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us,

and take our daughters unto you.

 

34:10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you;

dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

 

34:11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me

find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

 

34:12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according

as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

 

34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father

deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

34:14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our

sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:

34:15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be,

that every male of you be circumcised; 34:16 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.

 

34:17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will

we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

 

34:18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

 

34:19 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.

 

34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city,

and communed with the men of their city, saying, 34:21 These men are

peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade

therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us

take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our

daughters.

 

34:22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us,

to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are

circumcised.

 

34:23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of

their's be our's? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell

with us.

 

34:24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went

out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that

went out of the gate of his city.

 

34:25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that

two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each

man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

 

34:26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the

sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.

 

34:27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city,

because they had defiled their sister.

 

34:28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that

which was in the city, and that which was in the field, 34:29 And all

their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they

captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

 

34:30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make

me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites

and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather

themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed,

I and my house.

 

34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

35:1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there:

and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou

fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

 

35:2 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: 35:3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and

I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my

distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

 

35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their

hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid

them under the oak which was by Shechem.

 

35:5 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.

 

35:6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is,

Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

 

35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel:

because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his

brother.

 

35:8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath

Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

 

35:9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram,

and blessed him.

 

35:10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be

called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his

name Israel.

 

35:11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and

multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and

kings shall come out of thy loins; 35:12 And the land which I gave

Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee

will I give the land.

 

35:13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

 

35:14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him,

even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he

poured oil thereon.

 

35:15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him,

Bethel.

 

35:16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way

to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

 

35:17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the

midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.

 

35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she

died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him

Benjamin.

 

35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is

Bethlehem.

 

35:20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of

Rachel's grave unto this day.

 

35:21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of

Edar.

 

35:22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben

went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it.

Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 35:23 The sons of Leah; Reuben,

Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and

Zebulun: 35:24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 35:25 And the

sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 35:26 And the

sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of

Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.

 

35:27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city

of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

 

35:28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

 

35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his

people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried

him.

 

36:1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

 

36:2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter

of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter

of Zibeon the Hivite; 36:3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of

Nebajoth.

 

36:4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel; 36:5

And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons

of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

 

36:6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all

the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all

his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into

the country from the face of his brother Jacob.

 

36:7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together;

and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because

of their cattle.

 

36:8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

 

36:9 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites

in mount Seir: 36:10 These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the

son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of

Esau.

 

36:11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam,

and Kenaz.

 

36:12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to

Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.

 

36:13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah,

and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.

 

36:14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the

daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and

Jaalam, and Korah.

 

36:15 These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the

firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke

Kenaz, 36:16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the

dukes that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah.

 

36:17 And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke

Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of

Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Bashemath Esau's

wife.

 

36:18 And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush,

duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of

Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.

 

36:19 These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their

dukes.

 

36:20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land;

Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, 36:21 And Dishon, and Ezer,

and Dishan: these are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir

in the land of Edom.

 

36:22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's

sister was Timna.

 

36:23 And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and

Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

 

36:24 And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this

was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the

asses of Zibeon his father.

 

36:25 And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the

daughter of Anah.

 

36:26 And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and

Ithran, and Cheran.

 

36:27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.

 

36:28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.

 

36:29 These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke

Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, 36:30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke

Dishan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in

the land of Seir.

 

36:31 And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before

there reigned any king over the children of Israel.

 

36:32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his

city was Dinhabah.

 

36:33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in

his stead.

 

36:34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his

stead.

 

36:35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote

Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city

was Avith.

 

36:36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

 

36:37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in

his stead.

 

36:38 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his

stead.

 

36:39 And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his

stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was

Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

 

36:40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau,

according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke

Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, 36:41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah,

duke Pinon, 36:42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, 36:43 Duke

Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their

habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of

the Edomites.

 

37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in

the land of Canaan.

 

37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years

old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the

sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and

Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

 

37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he

was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

 

37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than

all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto

him.

 

37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they

hated him yet the more.

 

37:6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have

dreamed: 37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and,

lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves

stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

 

37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or

shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the

more for his dreams, and for his words.

 

37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and

said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and

the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

 

37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his

father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou

hast dreamed?  Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to

bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?  37:11 And his brethren

envied him; but his father observed the saying.

 

37:12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.

 

37:13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock

in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him,

Here am I.

 

37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with

thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he

sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

 

37:15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in

the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?  37:16

And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed

their flocks.

 

37:17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say,

Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found

them in Dothan.

 

37:18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto

them, they conspired against him to slay him.

 

37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

 

37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some

pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall

see what will become of his dreams.

 

37:21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands;

and said, Let us not kill him.

 

37:22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this

pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might

rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

 

37:23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren,

that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that

was on him; 37:24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the

pit was empty, there was no water in it.

 

37:25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes

and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead

with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry

it down to Egypt.

 

37:26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay

our brother, and conceal his blood?  37:27 Come, and let us sell him

to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our

brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.

 

37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and

lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites

for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

 

37:29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in

the pit; and he rent his clothes.

 

37:30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not;

and I, whither shall I go?  37:31 And they took Joseph's coat, and

killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; 37:32 And

they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their

father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's

coat or no.

 

37:33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast

hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

 

37:34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins,

and mourned for his son many days.

 

37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him;

but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into

the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

 

37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer

of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

 

38:1 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his

brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

 

38:2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose

name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

 

38:3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

 

38:4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name

Onan.

 

38:5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name

Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

 

38:6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

 

38:7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD;

and the LORD slew him.

 

38:8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and

marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

 

38:9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to

pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on

the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.

 

38:10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he

slew him also.

 

38:11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at

thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest

peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and

dwelt in her father's house.

 

38:12 And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died;

and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to

Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

 

38:13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up

to Timnath to shear his sheep.

 

38:14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her

with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is

by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was

not given unto him to wife.

 

38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she

had covered her face.

 

38:16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee,

let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter

in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come

in unto me?  38:17 And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock.

And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?  38:18

And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet,

and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it

her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

 

38:19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and

put on the garments of her widowhood.

 

38:20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite,

to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.

 

38:21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the

harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no

harlot in this place.

 

38:22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also

the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.

 

38:23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed:

behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

 

38:24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told

Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and

also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her

forth, and let her be burnt.

 

38:25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law,

saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said,

Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and

staff.

 

38:26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more

righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he

knew her again no more.

 

38:27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold,

twins were in her womb.

 

38:28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out

his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet

thread, saying, This came out first.

 

38:29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his

brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this

breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.

 

38:30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread

upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

 

39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of

Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of

the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

 

39:2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and

he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

 

39:3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the

LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

 

39:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he

made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his

hand.

 

39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer

in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the

Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was

upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

 

39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not

ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly

person, and well favoured.

 

39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife

cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

 

39:8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my

master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed

all that he hath to my hand; 39:9 There is none greater in this house

than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because

thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin

against God?  39:10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by

day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

 

39:11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the

house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house

there within.

 

39:12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he

left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

 

39:13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment

in her hand, and was fled forth, 39:14 That she called unto the men of

her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an

Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I

cried with a loud voice: 39:15 And it came to pass, when he heard that

I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and

fled, and got him out.

 

39:16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

 

39:17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The

Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to

mock me: 39:18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried,

that he left his garment with me, and fled out.

 

39:19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his

wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy

servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

 

39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a

place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the

prison.

 

39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave

him havour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

 

39:22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the

prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he

was the doer of it.

 

39:23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under

his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the

LORD made it to prosper.

 

40:1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the

king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

 

40:2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the

chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

 

40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard,

into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

 

40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he

served them: and they continued a season in ward.

 

40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in

one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the

butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the

prison.

 

40:6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon

them, and, behold, they were sad.

 

40:7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of

his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?  40:8 And

they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no

interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations

belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

 

40:9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him,

In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; 40:10 And in the vine were

three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot

forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: 40:11 And

Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them

into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

 

40:12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The

three branches are three days: 40:13 Yet within three days shall

Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou

shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner

when thou wast his butler.

 

40:14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew

kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh,

and bring me out of this house: 40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out

of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that

they should put me into the dungeon.

 

40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he

said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three

white baskets on my head: 40:17 And in the uppermost basket there was

of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out

of the basket upon my head.

 

40:18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation

thereof: The three baskets are three days: 40:19 Yet within three days

shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a

tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

 

40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday,

that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head

of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

 

40:21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and

he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: 40:22 But he hanged the chief

baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

 

40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

 

41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh

dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

 

41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured

kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

 

41:3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the

river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon

the brink of the river.

 

41:4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven

well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

 

41:5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears

of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

 

41:6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind

sprung up after them.

 

41:7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears.

And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

 

41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled;

and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the

wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none

that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

 

41:9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember

my faults this day: 41:10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put

me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief

baker: 41:11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed

each man according to the interpretation of his dream.

 

41:12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to

the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us

our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

 

41:13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he

restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

 

41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him

hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his

raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

 

41:15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there

is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou

canst understand a dream to interpret it.

 

41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall

give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

 

41:17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon

the bank of the river: 41:18 And, behold, there came up out of the

river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a

meadow: 41:19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor

and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the

land of Egypt for badness: 41:20 And the lean and the ill favoured

kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: 41:21 And when they had

eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but

they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

 

41:22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one

stalk, full and good: 41:23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin,

and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them: 41:24 And the

thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the

magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

 

41:25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God

hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

 

41:26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are

seven years: the dream is one.

 

41:27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them

are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind

shall be seven years of famine.

 

41:28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is

about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

 

41:29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all

the land of Egypt: 41:30 And there shall arise after them seven years

of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt;

and the famine shall consume the land; 41:31 And the plenty shall not

be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall

be very grievous.

 

41:32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is

because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it

to pass.

 

41:33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and

set him over the land of Egypt.

 

41:34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land,

and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous

years.

 

41:35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come,

and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in

the cities.

 

41:36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven

years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land

perish not through the famine.

 

41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes

of all his servants.

 

41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as

this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?  41:39 And Pharaoh said

unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none

so discreet and wise as thou art: 41:40 Thou shalt be over my house,

and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the

throne will I be greater than thou.

 

41:41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the

land of Egypt.

 

41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon

Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a

gold chain about his neck; 41:43 And he made him to ride in the second

chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he

made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

 

41:44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee

shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

 

41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave

him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And

Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

 

41:46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh

king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and

went throughout all the land of Egypt.

 

41:47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by

handfuls.

 

41:48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were

in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of

the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

 

41:49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much,

until he left numbering; for it was without number.

 

41:50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine

came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto

him.

 

41:51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God,

said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

 

41:52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath

caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

 

41:53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of

Egypt, were ended.

 

41:54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph

had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of

Egypt there was bread.

 

41:55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to

Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto

Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

 

41:56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph

opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the

famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

 

41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn;

because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

 

42:1 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto

his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?  42:2 And he said, Behold,

I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and

buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.

 

42:3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

 

42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren;

for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

 

42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came:

for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

 

42:6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that

sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and

bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.

 

42:7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself

strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them,

Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

 

42:8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

 

42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them,

and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are

come.

 

42:10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy

servants come.

 

42:11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no

spies.

 

42:12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land

ye are come.

 

42:13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one

man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with

our father, and one is not.

 

42:14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you,

saying, Ye are spies: 42:15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of

Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come

hither.

 

42:16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be

kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any

truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

 

42:17 And he put them all together into ward three days.

 

42:18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for

I fear God: 42:19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound

in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your

houses: 42:20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your

words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

 

42:21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning

our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought

us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

 

42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying,

Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore,

behold, also his blood is required.

 

42:23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake

unto them by an interpreter.

 

42:24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to

them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and

bound him before their eyes.

 

42:25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to

restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision

for the way: and thus did he unto them.

 

42:26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.

 

42:27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in

the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

 

42:28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it

is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid,

saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?  42:29

And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and

told him all that befell unto them; saying, 42:30 The man, who is the

lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the

country.

 

42:31 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies: 42:32

We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest

is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

 

42:33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall

I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me,

and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone: 42:34

And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are

no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your

brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.

 

42:35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold,

every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and

their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

 

42:36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my

children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin

away: all these things are against me.

 

42:37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I

bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him

to thee again.

 

42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother

is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in

the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to

the grave.

 

43:1 And the famine was sore in the land.

 

43:2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they

had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy

us a little food.

 

43:3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest

unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with

you.

 

43:4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy

thee food: 43:5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down:

for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your

brother be with you.

 

43:6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell

the man whether ye had yet a brother?  43:7 And they said, The man

asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your

father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according

to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would

say, Bring your brother down?  43:8 And Judah said unto Israel his

father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may

live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.

 

43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I

bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the

blame for ever: 43:10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had

returned this second time.

 

43:11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do

this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry

down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and

myrrh, nuts, and almonds: 43:12 And take double money in your hand;

and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry

it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight: 43:13 Take

also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: 43:14 And God

Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your

other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am

bereaved.

 

43:15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in

their hand and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and

stood before Joseph.

 

43:16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of

his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these

men shall dine with me at noon.

 

43:17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into

Joseph's house.

 

43:18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's

house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our

sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion

against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

 

43:19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they

communed with him at the door of the house, 43:20 And said, O sir, we

came indeed down at the first time to buy food: 43:21 And it came to

pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold,

every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full

weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

 

43:22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food:

we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.

 

43:23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of

your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money.

And he brought Simeon out unto them.

 

43:24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them

water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.

 

43:25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for

they heard that they should eat bread there.

 

43:26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which

was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the

earth.

 

43:27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father

well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?  43:28 And they

answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive.

And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.

 

43:29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his

mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake

unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.

 

43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his

brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber,

and wept there.

 

43:31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and

said, Set on bread.

 

43:32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves,

and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because

the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an

abomination unto the Egyptians.

 

43:33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his

birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men

marvelled one at another.

 

43:34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but

Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of their's. And they

drank, and were merry with him.

 

44:1 And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's

sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money

in his sack's mouth.

 

44:2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the

youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that

Joseph had spoken.

 

44:3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they

and their asses.

 

44:4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off,

Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou

dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for

good?  44:5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby

indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

 

44:6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.

 

44:7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God

forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing: 44:8

Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought

again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal

out of thy lord's house silver or gold?  44:9 With whomsoever of thy

servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's

bondmen.

 

44:10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he

with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.

 

44:11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground,

and opened every man his sack.

 

44:12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the

youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

 

44:13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and

returned to the city.

 

44:14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was

yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

 

44:15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done?

wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?  44:16 And Judah

said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak?  or how

shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy

servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with

whom the cup is found.

 

44:17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in

whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you,

get you up in peace unto your father.

 

44:18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy

servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not

thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.

 

44:19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a

brother?  44:20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old

man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is

dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.

 

44:21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that

I may set mine eyes upon him.

 

44:22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for

if he should leave his father, his father would die.

 

44:23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother

come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

 

44:24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father,

we told him the words of my lord.

 

44:25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

 

44:26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with

us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except

our youngest brother be with us.

 

44:27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife

bare me two sons: 44:28 And the one went out from me, and I said,

Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since: 44:29 And if ye

take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down

my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

 

44:30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad

be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

44:31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with

us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs

of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

 

44:32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father,

saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to

my father for ever.

 

44:33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the

lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.

 

44:34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me?

lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

 

45:1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood

by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there

stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his

brethren.

 

45:2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh

heard.

 

45:3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father

yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were

troubled at his presence.

 

45:4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you.

And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye

sold into Egypt.

 

45:5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye

sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

 

45:6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet

there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor

harvest.

 

45:7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the

earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

 

45:8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath

made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler

throughout all the land of Egypt.

 

45:9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith

thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me,

tarry not: 45:10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou

shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's

children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 45:11

And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine;

lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.

 

45:12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin,

that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

 

45:13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all

that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.

 

45:14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and

Benjamin wept upon his neck.

 

45:15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and

after that his brethren talked with him.

 

45:16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying,

Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his

servants.

 

45:17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye;

lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; 45:18 And

take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will

give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of

the land.

 

45:19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the

land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your

father, and come.

 

45:20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of

Egypt is your's.

 

45:21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons,

according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for

the way.

 

45:22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to

Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of

raiment.

 

45:23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden

with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and

bread and meat for his father by the way.

 

45:24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said

unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

 

45:25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan

unto Jacob their father, 45:26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet

alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's

heart fainted, for he believed them not.

 

45:27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said

unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry

him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived: 45:28 And Israel said,

It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before

I die.

 

46:1 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to

Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

 

46:2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said,

Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

 

46:3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down

into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: 46:4 I will

go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up

again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

 

46:5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried

Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the

wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

 

46:6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had

gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his

seed with him: 46:7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his

daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with

him into Egypt.

 

46:8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came

into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

 

46:9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and

Carmi.

 

46:10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin,

and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

 

46:11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

 

46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and

Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of

Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

 

46:13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and

Shimron.

 

46:14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

 

46:15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in

Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his

daughters were thirty and three.

 

46:16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri,

and Arodi, and Areli.

 

46:17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah,

and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

 

46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his

daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

 

46:19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

 

46:20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and

Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare

unto him.

 

46:21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel,

Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

 

46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the

souls were fourteen.

 

46:23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

 

46:24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and

Shillem.

 

46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his

daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

 

46:26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of

his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore

and six; 46:27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt,

were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into

Egypt, were threescore and ten.

 

46:28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face

unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

 

46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel

his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on

his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

 

46:30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen

thy face, because thou art yet alive.

 

46:31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house,

I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my

father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

46:32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed

cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all

that they have.

 

46:33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and

shall say, What is your occupation?  46:34 That ye shall say, Thy

servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now,

both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of

Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

 

47:1 Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my

brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have,

are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land

of Goshen.

 

47:2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented

them unto Pharaoh.

 

47:3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And

they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also

our fathers.

 

47:4 They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we

come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the

famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let

thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

 

47:5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy

brethren are come unto thee: 47:6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in

the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the

land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity

among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

 

47:7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before

Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

 

47:8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?  47:9 And Jacob

said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an

hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of

my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the

life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

 

47:10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

 

47:11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a

possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land

of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

 

47:12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his

father's household, with bread, according to their families.

 

47:13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very

sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by

reason of the famine.

 

47:14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land

of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought:

and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

 

47:15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of

Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread:

for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.

 

47:16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your

cattle, if money fail.

 

47:17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them

bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle

of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all

their cattle for that year.

 

47:18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year,

and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our

money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not

ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

47:19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land?

buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants

unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that

the land be not desolate.

 

47:20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the

Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over

them: so the land became Pharaoh's.

 

47:21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of

the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

 

47:22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had

a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which

Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

 

47:23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this

day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall

sow the land.

 

47:24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give

the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for

seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households,

and for food for your little ones.

 

47:25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in

the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

 

47:26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day,

that Pharaoh should have the fifth part, except the land of the

priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.

 

47:27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen;

and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied

exceedingly.

 

47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the

whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

 

47:29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his

son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight,

put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly

with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: 47:30 But I will lie with

my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their

buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.

 

47:31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel

bowed himself upon the bed's head.

 

48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph,

Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons,

Manasseh and Ephraim.

 

48:2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto

thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

 

48:3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at

Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, 48:4 And said unto me,

Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of

thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee

for an everlasting possession.

 

48:5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born

unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are

mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

 

48:6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine,

and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their

inheritance.

 

48:7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the

land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come

unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same

is Bethlehem.

 

48:8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?  48:9

And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given

me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I

will bless them.

 

48:10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not

see.

 

And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced

them.

 

48:11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face:

and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

 

48:12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he

bowed himself with his face to the earth.

 

48:13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward

Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's

right hand, and brought them near unto him.

 

48:14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon

Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's

head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

 

48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers

Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto

this day, 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the

lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers

Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of

the earth.

 

48:17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the

head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand,

to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

 

48:18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is

the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

 

48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it:

he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly

his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall

become a multitude of nations.

 

48:20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel

bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set

Ephraim before Manasseh.

 

48:21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be

with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

 

48:22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren,

which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my

bow.

 

49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves

together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last

days.

 

49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and

hearken unto Israel your father.

 

49:3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my

strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: 49:4

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to

thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

 

49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their

habitations.

 

49:6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly,

mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man,

and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

 

49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it

was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

 

49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall

be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down

before thee.

 

49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up:

he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall

rouse him up?  49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a

lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall

the gathering of the people be.

 

49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the

choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the

blood of grapes: 49:12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth

white with milk.

 

49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for

an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

 

49:14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

49:15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was

pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto

tribute.

 

49:16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

 

49:17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that

biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

 

49:18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

 

49:19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the

last.

 

49:20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal

dainties.

 

49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

 

49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well;

whose branches run over the wall: 49:23 The archers have sorely

grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: 49:24 But his bow abode

in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands

of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of

Israel:) 49:25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and

by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above,

blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and

of the womb: 49:26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above

the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the

everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the

crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

 

49:27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour

the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

 

49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that

their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to

his blessing he blessed them.

 

49:29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered

unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the

field of Ephron the Hittite, 49:30 In the cave that is in the field of

Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham

bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a

buryingplace.

 

49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried

Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

 

49:32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was

from the children of Heth.

 

49:33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he

gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was

gathered unto his people.

 

50:1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and

kissed him.

 

50:2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his

father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

 

50:3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the

days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him

threescore and ten days.

 

50:4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto

the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes,

speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, 50:5 My father made

me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in

the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go

up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

 

50:6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he

made thee swear.

 

50:7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all

the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders

of the land of Egypt, 50:8 And all the house of Joseph, and his

brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their

flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

 

50:9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was

a very great company.

 

50:10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond

Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation:

and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

 

50:11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the

mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning

to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim,

which is beyond Jordan.

 

50:12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

 

50:13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in

the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the

field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before

Mamre.

 

50:14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all

that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his

father.

 

50:15 And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they

said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us

all the evil which we did unto him.

 

50:16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did

command before he died, saying, 50:17 So shall ye say unto Joseph,

Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin;

for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the

trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept

when they spake unto him.

 

50:18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and

they said, Behold, we be thy servants.

 

50:19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of

God?  50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant

it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people

alive.

 

50:21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little

ones.

 

And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

 

50:22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and

Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

 

50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the

children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon

Joseph's knees.

 

50:24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely

visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware

to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

 

50:25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God

will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

 

50:26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they

embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.