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have I not eaten.


Labari's covenant with Jacob.


39 'That which was
brought not unto thee ; I
it; of ''my hand didst

torn of beasts, I


the loss of
require it,

whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

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

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy
house : I 'served thee fourteen years for thy
two daughters, and six years for thy cattle :
and " thou hast changed my wages ten

42 "Except the God of my father, the
God of Abraham, and °the Feai* of Isaac
had been with me, surely thou hadst sent
me away now empty, f God hath seen mine
affliction, and the labour of my hands, and
■1 rebuked thee yesternight,

43 IT 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 borne ?

44 Now therefore come thou, "^ let us make
a covenant, I and thou ; 'and let it be for
a witness between me and thee.

45 And Jacob Hook a stone, and set it
up for a pillar.

46 And Jacob said unto his brethren,
Gather stones ; and they took stones, and
made an heap : and they did eat there upon
the heap. . .

47 And Laban called it || Jegar-sahadutha :
but Jacob called it || Galeed :

48 And Laban said, "This heap is a wit-
ness between me and thee this day. There-
fore was the name of it called Galeed :

49 And ^ II Mizpah ; for he said. The Lord
watch between me and thee, when we are
absent one from another.

50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or
if thou shalt take other wives besides my
daughters ; no man is with us ; see, God is
witness betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this
heap, and behold this pillar, which I have
cast betwixt me and thee ;

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

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.

54 Then Jacob [| offered sacrifice upon the
moTint, and called his brethren to eat bread :




i Exod. 22.
k Exod. 22.

1 ch. 29. 27,

o ver. 53.
Isii. a. 13.

p ch. 29. 31.
Exod. 3. 7.

1 Chron.

q 1 Uh
12. 17,
Judo 9.


s Josh. 24.

II That is,
the /leap of


II That is,

tltc. kettp of



II Josli. 24.


X Judg. 11.

I Sam. 7. 5,

II That is,

a brucim, or,

7 ch. 16. 5.

z cli. 21. 23.
a ver, 42,

II Or, killed




b ch. 28, 1,

c ch, 18. 33.
& 30. 25.

n Vs. 91.11.
Hcbr, 1, 14.

b Josh, 5. 14,
Ps, 103. 21.
& 148, 2,
Luke 2, 13,
II Tliat is,
two hosts,
or, camps.
c ch, 33, 14.

d ch. 36. 6,

Dcut. 2. 5.
Jo.'ih. 24, 4,
t Heb, field.
oProv, 15.1,

g ch, 33, 8,

k Pa, ,TO. 15,
I ch. 28. 13,

m ch. 31. 3,

t ITob,
I am less
titan all. &rc.
n ch. 24. 27.

o Job 8, 7.

■ Ps. 59. 1,

n Hos. 10.


t Heb, upon.

r ch. 28, 13,

14, 15,

» ch. tX 1).
Prov. 18, 10,

Jacob's message to Esau.

and they did eat bread, and tarried all night
in the mount.

55 And early in the morning Laban rose
up, and kissed his sons and his daugljters,
and ''blessed them: and Laban departed, and
"returned unto his place.


1 Jacob's vision at Mahamim. 3 His message to Esaii.
6 He is afraid of Esau's coming. 9 He prayeth for
his deliverance. 13 He sendeth a present to Esau.
24 He icrestleth with an angel at Peniel, where he is
called Israel. 31 He halleth.

AND Jacob went on his waiy, and "the
angels of God met him.

2 And when Jacob saw them, he said.
This is God's ""host: and he called the name
of that place |1 Mahanaim.

3 And Jacob sent messengers before him
to Esau his brother, ''unto the land of Seir,
''the t country of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, saying, ^ Thus
shall ye speak unto my lord Esau ; Thy ser-
vant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned Avith
Laban, and stayed there until now :

5 And ''I have oxen, and asses, flocks,
and men-servants, and women-servants : and
I have sent to tell my lord, that bI may find
grace in thy sight.

6 TT 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.

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 ;

8 And said, If Esau come to the one
company, and smite it, then the other com-
pany which is left shall escape.

9 IF ''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 :

10 tl 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.

1 1 P 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,
anrfithe mother f with the children.

12 And nhou saidst, I will surely do thee
good, and make thy seed as the sand of the
sea, which cannot be numbered for mul-

13 IT And he lodged there that same night,
and took of that which came to his hand
■a present for Esau his brother;


Jacob wrestleth with an angel.

14 Two hundred she-gbnts and twenty
he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts,
forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses
and ten foals.

16 And ho delivered tliem 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

17 And he commanded the foremost, say-
ing, When Esau my brother meeteth thee,
and asketh thee, saying. Whose art thou ?
and whither goest thou ? and whose are these
before thee ?

18 Then thou shalt say, They he thy ser-
vant Jacob's : it is a present sent unto my
lord Esau : and behold also he is behind us.

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.

20 And say ye moreover. Behold, thy ser-
vant 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 f of me.

21 So went the present over before him;
and himself lodged that night in the com-

22 And he rose up that night, and took
his two wives, and his two women-servants,
and his eleven sons, "and passed over the
ford Jabbok.

23 And he took them, and fsent them
over the brook, and sent over that he had.

24 % And Jacob was left alone ; and there
^wrestled a man with him, until the t break-
ing of the day.

- 25 And when he saw that he prevailed
not against him, he touched the hollow of
his thigh: and y the hollow of Jacob's thigh
was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

26 And ^he said. Let me go, for the day
breaketh : and he said, "I will not let thee
go, except thou bless me.

27 And he said unto him. What is thy
name ? And he said, Jacob.

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.

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.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place
II Peniel : for ""I have seen God face to face,
and my life is preserved.



Jacob and Esau^s hind meeting.




t Prov. 31.

t Hcb.
my face.
Job 411. 8, «.

u Deut. 3.

t Hcb.
caused to

X Hos. 12.
3, 4.

Eph. 6. 12.
t Hcb. as-
ecnding of

T See

Mnlt. 2R. 41.
2 Cor. 12. 7.

z See

Luke 24. 28.
a Hos. 12. 4.

b cb. 35. 10.

2 Kings 17.


II That is,

a prince of


c Hos. 12. 3,


d cb.2.5.31.

&27. 33.

Judg. 13.


II That is,

tke face of


f ch. 10. 13.


& 33. 20.

Dent. .5. 24.

•ludg. B. 22.

& 13. 22.

Isai. 6. 5.




b ch. 18. 2.
& 42. 6. &
43. 26.

d ch.45. 14,

+ ^leb.
to t/Lce.
8 ch. 48. 9.
Ps. 127. 3.
Isai. 8. la

t Heb.
What is all
this bajid to
thee ?

t ch. 32. 16.
E ch. 32. 5.

t Heb. be
that to thee
that is thine.

h ch. 43. 3.
2 Sam. 3. 13.
& 14. 24,
28, 32.
Matt. IS. 10.

i Judg. 1. 15.

1 Sara. 25.
27. & 30. 25.

2 Kings 5.

t Hob.
alt thinps.
Phil. 4. 18.
Ii 2 Kings 5.

31 And as he passed over Penuel, the
sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his

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.


1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting.
17 Jacob Cometh to Succoth. 18 At Shalem he buyeth
a field, and buildeth an altar called El-Elohe-Israel.

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.

2 And he put the handmaids and their
children foremost, and Leah and her children
after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

3 And he passed over before them, "and
''bowed hirtiself to the ground seven times,
until he came near to his brother.

4 "And Esau ran to meet him, and em-
braced him, ''and fell on his neck, and kissed
him : and they wept.

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the
women and the children, and said. Who
are those t with . thee ? And he said. The
children = which God hath graciously given
thy servant.

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they
and their children, and they bowed them-

7 And Leah also with her children came
near, and bowed themselves ; and after came
Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed

8 And he said, fWhat meanest thou by
•"all this drove which I met ? And he said,
These are ^to find grace in the sight of my

9 And Esau said, I have enough, my bro-
ther ; t keep that thou hast unto thyself.

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 there-
fore I ''have seen thy face, as though I had
seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased
with me.

11 Take, I pray thee, 'my blessing, that
is brought to thee ; because God hath dealt
graciously with me, and because I have
t enough : ''and he urged him, and he took

12 And he said. Let us take our journey,
and let us go, and I will go before thee.

13 And he said unto him. My lord know-
eth that the children are tender, and tlie
flocks and herds with young are with me,


Dinah ravished by Shechem,

and if men should over-drive them one day,
all the flock will die.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over
before his servant : and I will lead on softly,
according t as the cattle that goeth before
me and the children be able to endure ; until
I come unto my lord ' unto Seir.

15 And Esau said. Let me now f leave
with thee some, of the folk that are with
me : And he said, t What needeth it? "Let
me find grace in the sight of my lord.

16 II So Esau returned that day on his way
unto Seir.

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.

18 IT And Jacob came to "Shalem, a city
of II p Shechem, which is in the land of Ca-
naan, when he came fromPadan-aram; and
pitched his tent before the city.

19 And 9 he bought a parcel of a field,
where he had spread his tent, at the hand
of the children of || Hamor, Shechem's fa-
ther, for an hundred II pieces of money.

20 And he erected there an altar, and
'called it II El-Elohe-Israel.


1 Dinah is ravished by Shechem. 4 He sueth to marry
her. 13 The sorts of Jacob offer the condition of cir-
cumcision to the Shechemites. 20 Hamor and Shechem
persuade them to accept it. 25 The sons of Jacob
upon, that advantage slay them, and spoil their city.
30 Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi.

AND "Dinah the daughter of Leah,
which she bare unto Jacob, '' went out
to see the daughters of the land.

2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor
the Hivite, prince of the country, " saw her,
he ''took her, and lay with her, and t de-
filed her.

3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the
daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam-
sel, and spake f kindly unto the damsel.

4 And Shechem "spake unto his faCther
Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to

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).

6 1 And Hamor the father of Shechem went
out unto Jacob to commune with him.

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the
field when they heard it: and the men were
grieved, and they swere very wroth, because
he '>had wrought folly in Israel, in lying
with Jacob's daughter; 'which thing ought
not to be done.

8 And Hamor communed with them.







about 1732.

t Heb ac-

carding to

tticfovt llf

the work, <(-e.

and accord-

mff tv tits

It ch. 13. 9,

foot of Ute

& 20. 15.


1 ch.42.34.

1 ch. 32. 3.

t Ueb. set,
or, place.
t tfcb.

m ch. 47.27.


h this 1


4; 47. 25.

Kulh 2. 13.

n Josh. 13.

n r:xod.22.


10. 17.



P«. bO. b.

1 Sam. 18.


[1 That is,

o John 3.23.

ScQ 2 Sam.

II Culled,
Acts 7. 16,

13. 24, tea.


a Josh.24. 1.
Judg. 0. 1.

g Josh. 24.

John 4. 5.

p Josh 5. 9.

II Called,
Acts 7. 10,


II Oi,la.mbs.

r ch. 35.7.

II That is,

God the Ood

of Israel,

about 1732.

a ch. 30. 21.

b Tit. 2.5.

c ch. 6. 2.

q achron.

Judg. 14. 1.

d cli. 20. 2.

t Heb.


t Hob. to

the heart of

the damsel.

See Isai. 40.


Hos. 2. 14.

c Judg. 14.

f ISam.lO.


2 Sam. 13.


5 Sam. 13.


h Josh. 7. 15

Judg. 20. 6.

1 DeuL 23.


2 Sam. 13.

t Oil. 23 10.


Hamor and Shechem circumcised,

saying. The soul of my son Shechem long-
eth for your daughter : I pray you give her
him to wife.

9 And make ye marriages with us, and
give your daughters unto us, and take our
daughters unto you.

10 And ye shall dwell with us : and ''the
land shall be before you; dwell and Hrade
ye therein, and "get you possessions therein.

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.

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.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered
Shechem and Hamor his father "deceitfully,
and said, Because he had defiled Dinah
their sister:

14 And they said unto them, We cannot
do this thing, to give our sister to one that
is uncircumcised : for Pthat were a reproach
unto us :

15 But in this will we consent unto you:
If ye will be as we he, that every male of
you be circumcised ;

16 Then will Ave 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.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to
be circumcised; then will we take our
daughter, and we will be gone.

18 And their words pleased Hamor, and
Shechem, Hamor's son.

19 And the young man deferred not to
do the thing, because he had delight in
Jacob's daughter: and he was imore ho-
nourable than all the house of his father.

20 IT And Hamor and Shechem his son
came unto the gate of their city, and com-
muned with the men of their city, saying,

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.

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.

23 Shali not their cattle, and their sub-
stance, and every beast of theirs be ours ?
only let us consent unto them, and they
will dwell with us.

24 And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem
his son, hearkened all that -^went out of the
gate of his city : and every male was cir-


Jacob purgeth his house of idols.

cumcised, all that went out of the gate of
his city.

25 ir 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 bre-
thren, took each man his sword, and came
upon the city boldly, and slew all the

26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem
his son with the f edge of the sword, and
took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and
went out.

27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain,
and spoiled the city ; because they had de-
filed their sister.

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.

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.

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 Periizites:
yaixd I being iew in number, they shall gather
themselves together against me, and slay me,
and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

31 And they said. Should he deal with
our sister as with an harlot ?


1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He purgeth his house
of idols. 6 He buildeth an altar at Beth-el. 8 Beho-
rah dieth at AUon-bachuth. 9 God blesseth' Jacob at
Beth-el. 16 Rachel travaileth of Benjamin^ and dieth
in the way to Edar. 22 Reuben lieth with Bilhah.
23 The sons of Jacob. 27 Jacob cometh to Isaac at
Hebron. 28 The age, death, and burial of Isaac.

AND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go
up to ■" Beth-el, and dwell there : and
make there an altar unto God, ""that appeared
unto thee "when thou fleddest from the face
of Esau thy brother.

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 :

3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el ;
and I will make there an altar unto God,
e who answered me in the day of my distress,
•■and was with me in the way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange
gods which were in their hand, and all their
'ear-rings which were in their ears ; and Ja-
cob hid thera under ''the oak which was
by Shechem.

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.


about 1732.

3 cli. 49. 5,

t Hob.

t ch. 49. 6.
u Joah. 7. ^.
X Exod. 5.


lfnm.13. 4.

V Dcut 4.


Ps. 105. 12.

» ch.28.19.
cb. 27.43.

d cb. 18. ]!).
Josh. !M. IS.


.losh. 34. 2,

1 Sam. 7. 3.
f Exod. 19.

Pg. 107. (i.
b ch. 28.20.
& 31. 3, 42.

i Hos. 2.13.
k JoKh. 24.

Juds. 9. 0.
1 Exod. 15.
16. Sl 23. 27.
Ic 34. 24.
Deut. 11. 33.
.losh. 2. 9.
& S. 1.
1 Sum. 14.



about 1732.

in ch. 98.
19, 22.

n EccIoB. 5.


II That is,

T/ic God of


o cli.28.13.


II That is,
the oak of


r ch. 17.5.
8 cb.32.98.

t cb. 17. 1.
& 48.3,4.
Exod. 6. 3.
u ch. 17. 5,
6, 16. & 28.
3. & 48. 4.

w ch. 12. 7.
&. 13. 15. jc
26. 3, 4. iL
S. ik



z ch.28.19.

t Heb. a

little piece of
2 Kings 5

a cb. 30.24.
1 Sam. 4. 20.
about 1729.

II That is,
tltc son of
mil sorrote,
II Thiit is,
the son of the
right kund.
b oh. 48. 7.
c Rulh 1.2.
& 4. 11.
Mii'ab 5.2.
MalL 2. 0.
d 1 Sum. 10.

2 Sara. 18.

Mie. 4. 8.

fcb. 49.4.

1 Chron. 5.


See 2 Sam.

18. 22. k.

20. 3.

1 Cor. .5. 1.

ecb. 46. 8.

Exod. 1. 2.

Gad blesseth Jacob at Beth-el.

6 IT So Jacob came to "Luz, which is in
the land of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he and
all the people that were with him.

7 And he " built there an altar, and called
the place || El-beth-el ; because "there God
appeared unto him, when he fled from the
face of his brother.

8 But " Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died,
and she was buried beneath Beth-el, under
an oak : and the name of it was called
II Allon-bachuth.

9 IT And iGod appeared unto Jacob again
when he came out of Padan-aram; and blessed

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.

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

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.

13 And God ^wenj; up from him, in the
place where he talked with him.

14 And Jacob yset up a pillar in the
place where he talked with him, even a pil-
lar of stone : and he poured a drink-offering
thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place
where God spake with him, ^Beth-el.

16 IT And they journeyed from Beth-el;
and there was but t a little way to come to
Ephrath : and Rachel travailed, and she
had hard labour.

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.

18 And it came to pass as her soul was in
departing, (for she died,) that she called his
name || Ben-oni : but his father called him
II Benjamin.

19 And ''Rachel died, and was buried in
the way to ^ Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem.

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave :
that is the pillar of Rachel's grave ^unto
this day.

2nr And Israel journeyed, and spread his
tent beyond •'the tower of Edar.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel
dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and
Hay with Bilhah his father's concubine :
and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob
were twelve :

23 The sons of Leah; ? Reuben, Jacob's
first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah,
and Issachar, and Zebulun :


The age and death of Isaac.

24 The sons of Rachel ; Joseph, and Ben-
jamin :

25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's hand-
maid ; Dan, and Naphtali :

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's hand-
maid ; Gad, and Asher. These are the sons
of Jacob, which were born to him in Pa-

27 IT And Jacob came unto Isaac his father
unto ^ Mamre, unto the ' city of Arbah
(which is Hebron) where Abraham and Isaac

28 And the days of Isaac were an hun-
dred and fourscore years.

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.


1 Esau's three wives. 6 His removing to movMt Seir.
9 His sor^. 15 The dukes which descended of his
sons. 20 The sons and dukes of Seir. 24 Anah
findeth mules. 31 The kings of Edom. 40 The dukes
that descended of Esau.

1VTOW these are the generations of Esau,
W *who is Edom.

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 ;

3 And "^Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter,
sister of Nebajoth.

4 And * Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz ; and

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