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unto me: now arise, get thee out hast stolen away unawares to me, from this land, and return unto the and carried away my daughters, land of thy kindred.

as captives taken with the sword? d 14 And Rachel and Leah an- 27 Wherefore didst thou flee swered, and said unto him, Is there away secretly, and steal away yet any portion or inheritance for from me, and didst not tell me, us in our father's house?

that I might have sent thee away 15 Are we not counted of him with mirth, and with songs, with strangers? for he hath sold us, and tabret, and with harp? hath quite devoured also our mo- 28 And hast not suffered me to ney.

kiss my sons, and my daughters? 16 For all the riches which God thou hast now done foolishly in 80 hath taken from our father, that is doing. ours, and our children's : now then, c 29 It is in the power of my hand whatsoever God hath said unto to do you burt: but the God of thee, do.

your father spake unto me yesterf 11 | Then Jacob rose up, and night, saying, Take thou heed that set his sons and his wives upon thou speak not to Jacob either camels;

good or bad. g 18 And he carried away all his 30 And now, though thou wouldcattle, and all his goods which he est needs be gone, because thou had gotten, the cattle of his get- sore longedst after thy father's ting, which he had gotten in Pa. house; yet wherefore hast thou dan-aram; for to go to Isaac his stolen my gods? father in the land of Canaan. f 31 And Jacob answered and u 19 And Laban went to shear said to Laban, Because I was his sheep: and Rachel had stolen afraid: for I said, Peradventure the images that were her father's. thou wouldest take by force thy f 20 And Jacob stole away una- daughters from me. wares to Laban the Syrian, in that 32 With whomsoever thou find. he told him not that he fled. est thy gods, let him not live: be8. 21 So he fled with all that he fore our brethren discern thou had; and he rose up, and passed what is thine with me, and take it over the river, and set his face to thee: for Jacob knew not that toward the mount Gilead.

Rachel had stolen them. f 22 And it was told Laban on 33 And Laban went into Jacob s the third day, that Jacob was fled. tent, and into Leah's tent, and into

23 And he took his brethren the two maid-servants' tents; but with him, and pursued after him he found them not. Then went seven days' journey: and they be out of Leah's tent, and entered overtook him in the mount Gilead. into Rachel's tent. v 24 And God came to Laban the f 34 Now Rachel had taken the Syrian in a dream by night, and images, and put them in the ca. said unto him, Take heed that thou mel's furniture, and sat upon them. speak not to Jacob either good or And Laban searched all the tent, bad.

but found them not. f 25 1 Then Laban overtook Ja- u 35 And she said to her father, cob. Now Jacob had pitched his Let it not displease my lord that I tent in the mount: and Laban cannot rise up before thee; for the with his brethren pitched in the custom of women is upon me. mount of Gilead.

And he searched, but found not 26 And Laban said to Jacob, the images. What hast thou done, that thouf 36 1 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob, f 46 And Jacob said unto his answered, and said to Laban, brethren, Gather stones; and they What is my trespass? what is my took stones, and made a heap: and sin, that thou hast so hotly pursu- they did eat there upon the heap. ed after me?

n 47 And Laban called it Jegar37 Whereas thou hast searched sahadutha: but Jacob called it Ga. all my stuff, what hast thou found leed: of all thy household-stuff? set it 48 And Laban said, This heap here before my brethren, and thy is a witness between me and thee brethren, that they may judge be- this day. Therefore was the name twixt us both.

of it called Galeed: 38 This twenty years have I g 49 And Mizpah ; for he said, been with thee; thy ewes and thy The LORD watch between me and she-goats have not cast their young, thee, when we are absent one from and the rams of thy flock have 1 another. not eaten.

f 50 If thou shalt aflict my c 39 That which was torn of beasts, daughters, or if thou shalt take I brought not unto thee; I bare the other wives besides my daughters; loss of it; of my hand didst thou no man is with us; see, God is require it, whether stolen by day, witness betwixt me and thee. or stolen by night

51 And Laban said to Jacob, 40 Thus I was; in the day the Behold this heap, and behold this drought consumed me, and the pillar, which I have cast betwixt frost by night; and my sleep de- me and thee; parted from mine eyes.

52 This heap be witness, and 41 Thus have I been twenty this pillar be witness, that I will years in thy house: I served thee not pass over this heap to thee, fourteen years for thy two daugh- and that thou shalt not pass over ters, and six years for thy cattle: this heap and this pillar unto me, and thou hast changed my wages for harm. ten times.

t 53 The God of Abraham, and 1 42 Except the God of my father, the God of Nahor, the God of their the God of Abraham, and the fear father, judge betwixt us. And of Isaac had been with me, surely Jacob sware by the fear of his thou hadst sent me away now father Isaac. empty. God hath seen mine afflic- d 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice tion, and the labour of my hands, upon the mount, and called his and rebuked thee yesternight. brethren to eat bread: and they

$ 43 F And Laban answered, and did eat bread, and larried all night said unto Jacob, These daughters in the mount. are my daugbters, and these chil. f 55 And early in the morning dren are my children, and these Laban rose up, and kissed his sons cattle are my cattle, and all that and bis daughters, and blessed thou seest is mine; and what can them: and Laban departed, and I do this day unto these my daugh- returned unto his place. ters, or unto their children which

CHAP. XXXII. they have bome?

and the let us make a covenant, I and him. thou; and let it be for a witness n 2 And when Jacob saw them, between me and thee.

he said, This is God's host: and o 45 And Jacob took a stone, and he called the name of that place set it up for a pillar.


& 3 And Jacob sent messengers 14 Two hundred she-goats and before him to Esau his brother, twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes unto the land of Seir, the country and twenty rams, of Edom.

15 Thirty milch camels with F 4 And he commanded them, say- their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, ing, Thus shall ye speak unto my twenty she-asses and ten foals. lord Esau ; Thy servant Jacob 16 And he delivered them into saith thus, I have sojourned with the hand of his servants, every Laban, and stayed there until now: drove by themselves; and said un§ 5 And I have oxen, and asses, to his servants, Pass over before flocks, and men-servants, and wo- me, and put a space betwixt drove men-servants: and I have sent to and drove. tell my lord, that I may find grace 17 And he commanded the forein thy sight.

most, saying, When Esau my bro$ 6 1 And the messengers return-ther meeteth thee, and asketh ed to Jacob, saying, We came to thee, saying, Whose art thou ? thy brother Esau, and also he co- and whither goest thou? and whose meth to meet thee, and four hun- are these before thee? dred men with him.

18 Then thou shalt say, They 7 Then Jacob wasgreatly afraid, be thy servant Jacob's: it is a preand distressed: and he divided the sent sent unto my lord Esau: and people that was with him, and the behold also he is behind us. Aocks, and herds, and the camels f 19 And so commanded he the into two bands;

second, and the third, and all that 8 And said, If Esau come to followed the droves, saying, On the one company, and smite it, this manner shall ye speak unto then the other company wbich is Esau, when ye find him. left shall escape.

k 20 And say ye moreover, Be29 | And Jacob said, O God of hold, thy servant Jacob is behind my father. Abraham, and God of us. For he said, I will appease my father Isaac, the LORD which him with the present that goeth saidst unto me, Return unto thy before me, and afterward i will country, and to thy kindred, and see his face; peradventure he will I will deal well with thee: accept of me. 6 10 I am not worthy of the least 21 So went the present over beof all the mercies, and of all the fore him; and himself lodged that truth, which thou hast shewed un- night in the company. to thy servant: for with my staff f 22 And he rose up that night, passed over this Jordan, and now and took his two wives, and his I am become two bands.

two women-servants, and his ele11 Deliver me, I pray thee, ven sons, and passed over the ford from the hand of my brother, from Jabbok. the hand of Esau: for I fear him, 23 And he took them, and sent lest he will come and smite me, them over the brook, and sent over and the mother with the children. that he had.

12 And thou saidst, I will surely a 24 9 And Jacob was left alone; do thee good, and make thy seed and there wrestled a man with as the sand of the sea, which can- him, until the breaking of the not be numbered for multitude. day. f 13 1 And he lodged there that 25 And when he saw that he same night, and took of that which prevailed not against him, he came to his handa present for Esau touched the hollow of his thigh: his brother;

land the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and with him.

saw the women and the children, d* 26 And he said, Let me go, for and said, Who are those with thee? the day breaketh: And he said, I And he said, The children which will not let thee go, except thou God hath graciously given thy ser. bless me.

vant. 27 And he said unto him, Whatf 6 Then the handmaidens came is thy name? And he said, Ja- near, they and their children, and cob.

they bowed themselves. n 28 And he said, Thy name shall 7 And Leah also with her chil. be called no more Jacob, but Is-dren came near, and bowed themrael: for as a prince hast thou selves; and after came Joseph power with God, and with men, near and Rachel, and they bowed and hast prevailed.

themselves. 6 29 And Jacob asked him, and 8 And he said, What meanest said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy thou by all this drove which I met? name : And he said, 'Wherefore And he said, These are to find is it that thou dost ask after my grace in the sight of my lord. name? And he blessed him there. u 9 And Esau said, I have enough, n 30 And Jacob called the name my brother; keep that thou hast of the place Peniel: for I have unto thyself. seen God face to face, and my life 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray is preserved.

thee, if now I have found grace in f 31 And as he passed over Pe- thy sight, then receive my present nuel, the sun rose upon him, and at my hand: for therefore I have he halted upon his thigh. seen thy face, as though I had

32 Therefore the children of seen the face of God, and thou Israel eat not of the sinew which wast pleased with me. shrank, which is upon the hollow c 11 Take, I pray thee, my bless. of the thigh, unto this day; be- ing that is brought to thee; because he touched the hollow of Ja- cause God hath dealt graciously cob's thigh in the sinew that with me, and because I have shrank.

enough: and he urged him, and CHAP. XXXIII.

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and looked, and behold, journey, and let us go, and I will Esau came, and with him four go before thee. hundred men. And he divided 13 And he said unto him, My the children unto Leah, and unto lord knoweth that the children are Rachel, and unto the two hands tender, and the flocks and herds maids.

with young are with me, and if 2 And he put the handmaids and inen should over-drive them one their children foremost, and Leah day, all the flock will die. and her children after, and Rachel g 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, and Joseph hindermost.

pass over before his servant : and 3 And he passed over before I will lead on softly, according as them, and bowed himself to the the cattle that goeth before me ground seven times, until he came and the children be able to endure; near to his brother.

until I come unto my lord unto $ 4 And Esau ran to meet him, Seir. and embraced him, and fell on his 15 And Esau said, Let me now neck, and kissed him: and they leave with thee some of the folk wept.

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What needeth it? Let me find them, saying, The soul of my son grace in the sight of my lord. Shechem longeth for your daughj 16 7 So Esau returned that day ter: 1 pray you give her him to on his way unto Seir.

wife. & 17 And Jacob journeyed to 9 And make ye marriages with Šuccoth, and built him a house, us, and give your daughters unto and made booths for his cattle : us, and take our daughters unto therefore the name of the place is you. called Succoth.

10 And ye shall dwell with us : & 18 1 And Jacob came to Sha- and the land shall be before you; lem, a city of Shechem, which is dwell and trade ye therein, and get in the land of Canaan, when he you possessions therein. came from Padan-aram; and pitch- f 11 And Shechem said unto her ed his tent before the city. father, and unto her brethren, Let

19 And be bought a parcel of a me find grace in your eyes, and field, where he had spread his tent, what ye shall say unto me, I will at the hand of the children of Ha- give. mor, Shechem's father, for a hun- u 12 Ask me never so much dow. dred pieces of money:

ry and gift, and I will give accordn 20' And he erected there an al- ing as ye shall say unto me: but tar, and called it El-elohe-Israel. give me the damsel to wife. CHAP. XXXIV.

13 And the sons of Jacob anND Dinah the daughter of swered Shechem and Hamor his Jacob, went out to see the daugh- cause he had defiled Dinah their ters of the land.

sister: 2 And when Shechem the son 14 And they said unto them, of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the We cannot do this thing, to give country, saw her, he took her, and our sister to one that is uncircumlay with her, and defiled her. cised: for that were a reproach un

3 And his soul clave unto Di. to us : nah the daughter of Jacob, and he f 15 But in this will we consent loved the damsel, and spake kind- unto you : If ye will be as we be, ly unto the damsel.

that every male of you be circumů 4 And Shechem spake unto his cised; father Hamor, saying, Get me this 16 Then will we give our daughdamsel to wife.

ters unto you, and we will take 5 And Jacob heard that he had your daughters to us, and we will defiled Dinah his daughter: now dwell with you, and we will be his sons were with his catile in come one people. the field : and Jacob held his peace 17 But if ye will not hearken until they were come.

unto us, to be circumcised; then f 6 1 And Hamor the father of will we take our daughter, and we Shechem went out unto Jacob to will be gone. commune with him.

18 And their words pleased Hac7 And the sons of Jacob came mor, and Shechem, Hamor's son. out of the field when they heard u 19 And the young man deferred it: and the men were grieved, and not to do the thing, because he had they were very wroth, because he delight in Jacob's daughter: and had wrought folly in Israel, in ly. he was more honourable than all ing with Jacob's daughter; which the house of his father. thing ought not to be done. f 20 ( And Hamor and Shechem f 8 And Hamor communed with his son came unto the gate of their

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