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10 Tlie vision of Jacob's ladder. 18 The stone of
Beth-el. 20 Jacob's voio,

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

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

3 ffAnd God Almighty bless thee, and
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that
thou mayest be t a multitude of people ;

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

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

6 IT When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed
Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to
take him a wife from thence ; and that as
he blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying.
Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters
of Canaan ;

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father, and
his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram ;

8 And Esau seeing ^ that the daughters of
Canaan f pleased not Isaac his father ;

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 Nebajqth, to be his wife.

10 lIAnd Jacob "went out from Beer-sheba,
and went toward "Haran.

11 And he Hghted 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.

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

27



Jacob's vow.

13 ■^And behold, the Lord stood above
it, and said, =1 am the Lord God of Abra-
ham thy father, and the God of Isaac : 'the
land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give
it, and to thy seed.

14 And "thy seed shall be as the dust of
the earth; and thou shalt t 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 famihes of the earth be
blessed.

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.

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

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

18 And .Tacob rose up early in the morn-
ing, and took the stone that he had put ybr
his pillows, and ^set it up ybr a pillar, ''and
poured oil upon the top of it.

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

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,

21 So that 'I come again to my father's
house in peace; "'then shall the Lord be my
God:

22 And this stone, which I have setybr a
pillar, "shall be God's house : "and of all that
thou shalt give me, I will surely give the
tenth unto thee.

CHAP. XXIX.

1 Jacob Cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He taketh ac-
quaintance of Rachel. 13 Lahan entertaineth him.
18 Jacoh covenanteth for Rachel. 23 He is deceived
with Leah. 28 He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth
for her seven years more. 32 Leah beareth Reuben,
33 Simeo7i, 34 Levi, 35 ayid Judah.

THEN Jacob twent on his journey, "and
came into the land of the f people of the
east.

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.

3 And thither were all the flocks gather-
ed : 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.



GENESIS.



Before
CHRIST

about 1760.



r cli. 35. 1.
& 48. 3.
s ch. 26. 24.
t ch. 13. 15.
&35.12.



u ch. 13. 16.

t Heb.
break forth.
w ch. 13.14.
Deut. 12. 20.

X ch. 12. 3.
k. 18. 18.
& 22. 18.
&. 26. 4.



20, 21.
rh. 26. 24.

6, 31. 3.
Teh. 48 16.
Pa. 121. 5,

7, 8.

ell. 35. 6.
b Dout.28.
6.

Josh. 1. 5.

1 Kings a

Hehr. 13. 5.

c Numb. 23.

19.

A Exod. 3. 5.

Josh. 5. 15.



e ch. 31.13,

45. &. 35. 14.
f Lev. 8. 10,
11, 12.
Numb. 7. 1.
g Judg. 1.
23,26.
His. 4. 15.
II That is,
the house of
Ood.

h ch 31.13.
Judg. 11. 30.
2 Sam. 15. 8.
i ver. 15.

klTim.6. 8.



1 Judg. 11.
31.

2 Sam. 19.
24, 30.

m DeuL 26.
17.

2Snm. 15. 8.
2 Kings 5. 17.

n ch. 35. 7,

14.

o Lev. 27.

30.



t Heb. lift

np kis feet.

a Numb. 23.

7.

Hoi. 12. 12.

t Heb.

children.



Before
CHRIST
about 1760.



t Heb. la

there peace

to him?

b ch. 43. 27.



t Heb. yet

ilie day is
ercat.



c Exod. 2.
16.



d Exod. 2.

17.



e ch. 33. 4.
& 45. 14, IS.



f ch. 13. 8.
& 14. 14, 16.



g ch.24.28.



t Heb.
hcarive.
h cli.24.29.



i ch. 2. 21.
Judg. 9. 2.
2Snm..5. 1.
& 19. 12.
13.

t Heb. a
vwvth of
days.



k ch. 31.41.

2 Sam. 3.14.



I ch. 30. 26.
Hos. 12. 12.



m Judg. 15.



Lahan entertaineth him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw
Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's
brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's
brother, that Jacob went near, and '' rolled the
stone from the well's mouth, and watered
the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

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

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was ''her
father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's
son ; ffand she ran and told her father.

13 And it came to pass when Laban heard
the t tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that ^he
ran to meet him, and embraced him, and
kissed him, and brought him to his house.
And he told Laban all these things.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28



Laban deceiveth Jacob.

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

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

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter
Leah, Zilpah his maid, ybr an handmaid.

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

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

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

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her
week : and he gave him Rachel his daughter
to wife also.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daugh-
ter, Bilhah his handmaid, to be her maid.

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

31 IF And when the Lord 'saw that Leah
was hated, he 'opened her womb : but Rachel
was barren.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son ;
and she called his name || Reuben : for she
said. Surely the Lord hath * looked upon my

f.ffliction; now therefore my husband will
ove me.

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

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

35 And she conceived again, and bare a
son : and she said. Now will I praise the
Lord : therefore she called his name " || Ju-
dah, and f left bearing.

CHAP. XXX.

I Rachel,in grief for her barrenness, giveth Bilhah her
maid unto Jacob. 5 She beareth Dan, and Naphtali.
9 Leah giveth ZUpah her maid, who beareth Gad and
Asher. 14 Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah
buyeth her husband of Rachel. 17 Leah beareth Issa-
char, Zebulun, and Dinah. 22 Rachel beareth Joseph.
25 Jacob desireth to depart. 27 Laban stayeth him on
a new covenant. 37 Jacob's policy, whereby he became
rich.

AND when Rachel saw that ^she bare
Jacob no children, Rachel ''envied her



CHAP. XXX.



Before

CHRIST

1753.



n Judg. 14.

10.

John 3. 1, 2.



t Hcb. plau.



o .Iiidgoi
14. 12.



&ver 20.
eut. 21. 15.
Q ch.3n.26.
& 31. 41.
Hos. 12. 12.
rPs.127.3.

s ch.3a.l.



about 1752.

II That is,
see a sun,

I Exod. 3. 7.
& 4. 31.
Deut. 26. 7.
Ps. 25. 18.
&:106.44.



about 1751.



II That is,
hearine.
about 1750.



IJ That is,
jained.
See Numb.
18. 2, 4.
about 1749.

u Matt. 1. 3,
II That is,
praise.
t Heb.
stood from
bearing.



about 1749.
ach.39.31.



bch.37.n.



Before
CHRIST

about 1749.



c Job 5. 2.



(1 ch. IB. 2.
ISain. l.S.



e ch. 16.2.

r ch. 50. 23.
Job 3. 12.
e ch.10.2.
t Hob. lie
built by her.



h ch. 16.3.
& 35. 82.

about 1748.



i Ps. 35. 24.
& 43. 1.
Latn. 3. 59.



II That is,
judgiiitr.
about 1747.



t Heb.
Vfrestlinffs
offlud.
ch. 23. G.



IITIiat is, my
vjrrst/ivff.
k Called,
Malt. 4. 13,
J^cphthahm.
about 1749.
1 ver. 4.



about 1748.



II That is, a
troop, or,
eaiiipttvy.
Isai. 6.5. 11.
about 1747.



t Heb. m my
kappiness.

m Prov.31.

28.

I.iike 1. 48.
II That is,
happy.



about 1748.
n ch. 25. 30.



o Numb.
16.9,13.



about 1747.



II That is,
an hire.



Rachel grieveth for her barrenness.

sister ; and said unto Jacob, Give me chil-
dren, ''or else I die.

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

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

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

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob
a son.

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

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

8 And Rachel said. With t great wrest-
lings have I wrestled with my sister, and I
have prevailed : and she called his name
II ''Naphtali.

9 When Leah saw that she had leftbear-
ing, she took Zilpah, her maid, and 'gave her
Jacob to wife.

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

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

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

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

14 IT And Reuben went in the days of
wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the
field, and brought them unto his mother
Leah. Then Rachel said to. Leah, "Give me,
I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

15 And she said unto her, °Is it a. small
matter that thou hast taken my husband ?
and wouldest thou take away my son's man-
drakes also ? And Rachel said, Tlierefore
he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's
mandrakes.

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

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

18 And Leah said, God hath given me
my hire, because I have given my maiden to
my husband : and she called his name || Issa-
char.

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

29



Rachel beareth Joseph.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued
me with a good dowrjr ; now will my hus-
band dwell with me, because I have borne
him six sons : and she called his name
II PZebulun.

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

22 IT And God i remembered Rachel, and
God hearkened to her, and ■'opened her womb.

23 And she conceived, and bare a son ; and
eaid, God hath taken away =my reproach:

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

25 IF And it came to pass, when Rachel had
borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban,
"Send me away, that I may go unto ^mine
own place, and to my country.

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

27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee,
if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry :
for ^I have learned by experience that the
Lord hath blessed me "for thy sake.

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

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

30 For it was little which thou hadst be-
fore I came, and it is now t increased unto a
multitude ; and the Lord hath blessed thee
t since my coming : and now, when shall I
''provide for mine own house also ?

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 :

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 speck-
led among the goats : and "of such shall be
my hire.

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

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

35 And he removed that day the he-goats
that were ring-streaked 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 hands of his sons.



GENESIS.



Bcfora
CHRIST
about 1740.



II That i«,
dwelling.
p Called,
Matt. 4. 13,
Zabuton,
about 1745.
II Tliat is,
judgement.
a cK. 8. 1.
ISam. 1.19.
r ch. 29. 31.



B ISam. 1.6.
Isai. 4. 1.
Luke 1. 25.
II That is,
adUinff.
t ch. 35. 17.



u ch. 24.
54, 56.
xch. 18.33.
& 31. 55.



So.



a See ch.
20. 24.



b ch.29.15.



c ch. 31. G,
38, 39, 40.
Malt. 24. 45.
Tit. 2. 10.



t Hcb. hro-
ken fortlu
vei. 43.

t Hob. at
my foot.
i\ lTim.5.



e ch. 3J. 8.



t Hfb. (0-
morrow.
Exod. 13.14.



Before
CHRIST
about 1745.



e See ch. 31.
9-12.



i ch. 13. 2.
& 24. 3.5. &
20. 13, 14.



a Ps. 49. 10.
b ch. 4. 5.

c Deut. 28.

54.

t Ileb. as

yesterday

and tke day

before.

1 Sam. 19. 7.

(I ch. 28. 15.

20, 21. &.^.

9



e ver. 2.



s ver. 38,
39, 40, 41.
ch. 30. 29.
b ver. 41.
i Numb. 14.
22.

Neh. 4. 12.
,lob 19. 3.
Zech. S.23.
k ch.20.B.
Pi. 105. 14.



Jacob, being displeased,

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

37 IT And & Jacob took him rods of green
poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree ;
and pilled white streaks in them, and made
the white appear which was in the rods.

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

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

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

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.

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

43 And the man ''increased exceedingly,
and 'had much cattle, and maid-servants^ and
men-servants, and camels, and ^sses.

CHAP. XXXL

1 Jacob upon displeasure depart eth secretly. 19 Tlachu
stealeth her father's images. 22 Laban pursueth after
him, 26 and coviplaineth of the wrong. 34 Rachel's
policy to hide the images. 36 Jacob's complaint oj
Laban. 44 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at
Galeed.

AND he heard the words of Labari's sons,
saying, Jacob hath taken away all that
was our father's ; and of that which was our
father's hath he gotten all this " glory.

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

3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, ^ Re-
turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy
kindred ; and I will be with thee.

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

5 And said unto them, « I see your father's
countenance, that it is not toward me as be-
fore : but the Go'd of my father 'hath been
with me.

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

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

30



departeth secretly from Laban.

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

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

10 And it came to pass at the time that
the cattle conceived, that I Ufted up mine
eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the
II rams which leaped upon the cattle were
ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled.

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

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

13 I am the God of Beth-el, p where thou
anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst
a A'ow unto me : now i arise, get thee out from
this land, and return unto the land of thy
kindred.

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

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

16 For all the riches which God hath
taken from our father, that is ours, and our
children's : now then, whatsoever God hath
said unto thee, do.

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

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and
all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle
of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-
aram; for to go to Isaac his father in the
land of Canaan.

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

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

21 So he fled with all that he had ; and
he rose up, and passed over the river, and
"Sethis face toward the mount Gilead.

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

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

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
f either goo(| or bad.

25 ■[[ Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now



CHAP. XXXI.



Beforo

CHRIST

1739.



1 cli. 30. 33.



m ver. 1, 16.



II Or, »»-
goats.



n ch. 48. 16.



o Exod.3.7.

p ch. 28. 18,
19, M.



q Tor. 3.
ch.32.9.



1 ch. 29. 15.



1739.



t Ileb.
teraphiltl.
Judg. 17. 5.
1 Sam. 19.
13.

Hob. 3. 4.
t ch. 35. 2.
t Ileb. llie
heart of
Ijoban.



n ch. 46. 28.

2 Kings 12.

17.

Luke 9. 51,

53.



X ch. 13. B.



r ch. 20. 3.
Job 33. l.'i.
Matt. 1. £0.

z ch. 24. 50.

t Ileb. from
good to bad.



Beroro

CHRIST

1739.



a 1 Bam. 30.
2.



t Heb. hast
stolen VIC.



b ver. Sa.
Ruth 1. 9.
14.

1 Kings 19.
20.

Acts 2U. 37.
c 1 Sam. 13.
13.

2 Chron. 16.
9.

d ver. 53.
ch. 28. 13.
ver. 24.



f ver. 19.
Judi. 18. 24.



?9ac ch.
4.9.



t Heb./«i(.



h Exod. 20.

12.

Lev. 19. 32.



Jacob's complaint of Laban.

Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount :
and Laban with his brethren pitched in the
mount of Gilead.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What liast
thou done, that thou hast stolen away un-
awares to me, and "carried away my daugh-
ters, as captives taken with the sword?

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

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

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.

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 And Jacob answered and said to
Laban, Because I was afraid : for I said,
Peradventure thou wouldest take by force
thy daughters from me.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy
gods, fflet 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.

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

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

35 And she said to her father. Let it not
displease my lord that I cannot ''rise up be-
fore thee ; for the custom of women is upon
me. And he searched, but found not the
images.

36 IF And Jacob was wroth, and chode with
Laban: and Jacob answered, and said to
Laban, What is my trespass ? what is my sin,
that thou hast so hotly pursued after me ?

37 Whereas thou hast searched all my
stuff", what hast thou found of all thy house-
hold-stuff"? set it here before my brethren,
and thy brethren, that they may judge be-
twixt us both.

38 This twenty years have I been with
thee ; thy ewes and ihy she-goate have not
cast their young, and the rams of thy flock



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