Chapter 1

  1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon
  3. the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  4. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
  5. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the
  6. light from the darkness.
  7. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
  8. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
  9. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the
  10. waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
  11. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were
  12. under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
  13. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the
  14. morning were the second day.
  15. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered
  16. together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
  17. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of
  18. the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
  19. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding
  20. seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
  21. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after
  22. his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
  23. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
  24. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven
  25. to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
  26. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to
  27. give light upon the earth: and it was so.
  28. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the
  29. day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
  30. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light
  31. upon the earth,
  32. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the
  33. light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
  34. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
  35. And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving
  36. creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
  37. And God created great whales, and every living creature that
  38. moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
  39. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and
  40. fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
  41. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
  42. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature
  43. after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
  44. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle
  45. after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
  46. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
  47. 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.
  48. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created
  49. he him; male and female created he them.
  50. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and
  51. 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.
  52. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,
  53. 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.
  54. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air,
  55. 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.
  56. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was
  57. very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Chapter 2

  1. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of
  2. them.
  3. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and
  4. he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
  5. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that
  6. in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
  7. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when
  8. they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
  9. And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and
  10. 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.
  11. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole
  12. face of the ground.
  13. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and
  14. breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
  15. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he
  16. put the man whom he had formed.
  17. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that
  18. 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.
  19. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from
  20. thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
  21. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the
  22. whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
  23. And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the
  24. onyx stone.
  25. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that
  26. compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
  27. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which
  28. goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
  29. And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of
  30. Eden to dress it and to keep it.
  31. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the
  32. garden thou mayest freely eat:
  33. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt
  34. not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
  35. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be
  36. alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
  37. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the
  38. 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.
  39. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air,
  40. and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
  41. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he
  42. slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
  43. And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a
  44. woman, and brought her unto the man.
  45. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my
  46. flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
  47. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall
  48. cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
  49. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not
  50. ashamed.

Chapter 3

  1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which
  2. 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. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
  4. the trees of the garden:
  5. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden,
  6. God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
  7. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
  8. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
  9. shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
  10. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that
  11. 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.
  12. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they
  13. were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
  14. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in
  15. 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.
  16. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art
  17. thou?
  18. And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,
  19. because I was naked; and I hid myself.
  20. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou
  21. eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
  22. And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she
  23. gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
  24. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou
  25. hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
  26. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done
  27. 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:
  28. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between
  29. thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
  30. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and
  31. thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
  32. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the
  33. 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;
  34. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou
  35. shalt eat the herb of the field;
  36. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return
  37. unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
  38. And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother
  39. of all living.
  40. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of
  41. skins, and clothed them.
  42. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,
  43. 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:
  44. Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden,
  45. to till the ground from whence he was taken.
  46. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden
  47. of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Chapter 4

  1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and
  2. said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
  3. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of
  4. sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
  5. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the
  6. fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
  7. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of
  8. the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
  9. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain
  10. was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
  11. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy
  12. countenance fallen?
  13. If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou
  14. doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
  15. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when
  16. they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
  17. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he
  18. said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
  19. And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's
  20. blood crieth unto me from the ground.
  21. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her
  22. mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
  23. When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto
  24. thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
  25. And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can
  26. bear.
  27. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the
  28. 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.
  29. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,
  30. vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
  31. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in
  32. the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
  33. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and
  34. he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
  35. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and
  36. Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
  37. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was
  38. Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
  39. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in
  40. tents, and of such as have cattle.
  41. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such
  42. as handle the harp and organ.
  43. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every
  44. artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
  45. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice;
  46. ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
  47. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and
  48. sevenfold.
  49. And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his
  50. name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
  51. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his
  52. name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

Chapter 5

  1. This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God
  2. created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
  3. Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called
  4. their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
  5. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in
  6. his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
  7. And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight
  8. hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
  9. And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty
  10. years: and he died.
  11. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
  12. And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years,
  13. and begat sons and daughters:
  14. And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and
  15. he died.
  16. And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
  17. And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen
  18. years, and begat sons and daughters:
  19. And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and
  20. he died.
  21. And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:
  22. And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and
  23. forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
  24. And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and
  25. he died.
  26. And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
  27. And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and
  28. thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
  29. And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and
  30. five years: and he died.
  31. And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat
  32. Enoch:
  33. And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and
  34. begat sons and daughters:
  35. And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years:
  36. and he died.
  37. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
  38. And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three
  39. hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
  40. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five
  41. years:
  42. And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
  43. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and
  44. begat Lamech.
  45. And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty
  46. and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
  47. And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine
  48. years: and he died.
  49. And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a
  50. son:
  51. And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us
  52. concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
  53. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and
  54. five years, and begat sons and daughters:
  55. And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven
  56. years: and he died.
  57. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham,
  58. and Japheth.

Chapter 6

  1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of
  2. the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
  3. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were
  4. fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
  5. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,
  6. for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
  7. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after
  8. 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.
  9. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
  10. and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
  11. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and
  12. it grieved him at his heart.
  13. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from
  14. 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.
  15. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
  16. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and
  17. perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
  18. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
  19. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled
  20. with violence.
  21. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for
  22. all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
  23. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me;
  24. for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
  25. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the
  26. ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
  27. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length
  28. of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
  29. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou
  30. 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.
  31. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the
  32. earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
  33. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come
  34. into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
  35. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt
  36. thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
  37. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of
  38. every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
  39. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou
  40. shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
  41. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did
  42. he.

Chapter 7

  1. And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the
  2. ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
  3. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male
  4. and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
  5. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to
  6. keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
  7. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth
  8. forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
  9. And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
  10. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was
  11. upon the earth.
  12. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives
  13. with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
  14. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls,
  15. and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
  16. There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and
  17. the female, as God had commanded Noah.
  18. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the
  19. flood were upon the earth.
  20. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month,
  21. 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.
  22. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
  23. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and
  24. Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
  25. They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after
  26. 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.
  27. And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all
  28. flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
  29. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as
  30. God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
  31. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters
  32. increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
  33. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the
  34. earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
  35. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the
  36. high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
  37. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains
  38. were covered.
  39. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and
  40. of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
  41. All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in
  42. the dry land, died.
  43. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face
  44. 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.
  45. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty
  46. days.

Chapter 8

  1. And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the
  2. cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
  3. The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were
  4. stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
  5. And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after
  6. the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
  7. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day
  8. of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
  9. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in
  10. the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
  11. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened
  12. the window of the ark which he had made:
  13. And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the
  14. waters were dried up from off the earth.
  15. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were
  16. abated from off the face of the ground;
  17. But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she
  18. 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.
  19. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the
  20. dove out of the ark;
  21. And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her
  22. mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
  23. And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove;
  24. which returned not again unto him any more.
  25. And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the
  26. 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.
  27. And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the
  28. month, was the earth dried.
  29. And God spake unto Noah, saying,
  30. Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy
  31. sons' wives with thee.
  32. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of
  33. 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.
  34. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'
  35. wives with him:
  36. Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and
  37. whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
  38. And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean
  39. beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
  40. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his
  41. 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.
  42. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and
  43. heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Chapter 9

  1. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be
  2. fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
  3. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every
  4. 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.
  5. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the
  6. green herb have I given you all things.
  7. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof,
  8. shall ye not eat.
  9. And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand
  10. 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.
  11. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for
  12. in the image of God made he man.
  13. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in
  14. the earth, and multiply therein.
  15. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
  16. And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your
  17. seed after you;
  18. And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of
  19. 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.
  20. And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all
  21. flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
  22. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make
  23. between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
  24. I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a
  25. covenant between me and the earth.
  26. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth,
  27. that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
  28. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and
  29. every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
  30. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that
  31. I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
  32. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which
  33. I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
  34. And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and
  35. Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
  36. These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole
  37. earth overspread.
  38. And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
  39. And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered
  40. within his tent.
  41. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father,
  42. and told his two brethren without.
  43. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their
  44. shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
  45. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had
  46. done unto him.
  47. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be
  48. unto his brethren.
  49. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall
  50. be his servant.
  51. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of
  52. Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
  53. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
  54. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and
  55. he died.

Chapter 10

  1. Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and
  2. Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
  3. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and
  4. Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
  5. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
  6. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and
  7. Dodanim.
  8. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands;
  9. every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
  10. And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
  11. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah,
  12. and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
  13. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
  14. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said,
  15. Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
  16. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and
  17. Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
  18. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the
  19. city Rehoboth, and Calah,
  20. And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.
  21. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
  22. And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and
  23. Caphtorim.
  24. And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,
  25. And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
  26. And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
  27. And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and
  28. afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
  29. And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest
  30. to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
  31. These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their
  32. tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
  33. Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the
  34. brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
  35. The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud,
  36. and Aram.
  37. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
  38. And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
  39. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for
  40. in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
  41. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and
  42. Jerah,
  43. And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
  44. And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
  45. And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of
  46. Joktan.
  47. And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a
  48. mount of the east.
  49. These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their
  50. tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
  51. These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their
  52. generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Chapter 11

  1. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
  2. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they
  3. found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
  4. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn
  5. them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
  6. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose
  7. top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
  8. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the
  9. children of men builded.
  10. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all
  11. one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
  12. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that
  13. they may not understand one another's speech.
  14. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of
  15. all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
  16. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did
  17. there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
  18. These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years
  19. old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
  20. And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and
  21. begat sons and daughters.
  22. And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
  23. And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three
  24. years, and begat sons and daughters.
  25. And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
  26. And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three
  27. years, and begat sons and daughters.
  28. And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
  29. And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty
  30. years, and begat sons and daughters.
  31. And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
  32. And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years,
  33. and begat sons and daughters.
  34. And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
  35. And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years,
  36. and begat sons and daughters.
  37. And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
  38. And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and
  39. begat sons and daughters.
  40. And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
  41. And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen
  42. years, and begat sons and daughters.
  43. And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and
  44. Haran.
  45. Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram,
  46. Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
  47. And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his
  48. nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
  49. And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife
  50. was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
  51. But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
  52. And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's
  53. 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.
  54. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah
  55. died in Haran.

Chapter 12

  1. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country,
  2. and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
  3. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee,
  4. and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
  5. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth
  6. thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
  7. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went
  8. with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
  9. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all
  10. 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.
  11. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto
  12. the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
  13. And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I
  14. give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
  15. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel,
  16. 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.
  17. And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
  18. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into
  19. Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
  20. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt,
  21. that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
  22. Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see
  23. thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
  24. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with
  25. me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
  26. And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the
  27. Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
  28. The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before
  29. Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
  30. And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and
  31. oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
  32. And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues
  33. because of Sarai Abram's wife.
  34. And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast
  35. done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
  36. Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to
  37. me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
  38. And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him
  39. away, and his wife, and all that he had.

Chapter 13

  1. And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he
  2. had, and Lot with him, into the south.
  3. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
  4. And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto
  5. the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
  6. Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the
  7. first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
  8. And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and
  9. tents.
  10. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell
  11. together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
  12. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and
  13. the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
  14. And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee,
  15. between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
  16. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray
  17. 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.
  18. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan,
  19. 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.
  20. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed
  21. east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
  22. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the
  23. cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
  24. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD
  25. exceedingly.
  26. And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from
  27. him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
  28. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and
  29. to thy seed for ever.
  30. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a
  31. man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
  32. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the
  33. breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
  34. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of
  35. Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

Chapter 14

  1. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar,
  2. Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
  3. That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king
  4. of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
  5. All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is
  6. the salt sea.
  7. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year
  8. they rebelled.
  9. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that
  10. were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
  11. And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by
  12. the wilderness.
  13. And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and
  14. smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.
  15. And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah,
  16. 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;
  17. With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of
  18. nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
  19. And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of
  20. Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
  21. And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their
  22. victuals, and went their way.
  23. And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom,
  24. and his goods, and departed.
  25. And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew;
  26. for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
  27. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he
  28. armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
  29. And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by
  30. night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
  31. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his
  32. brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
  33. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from
  34. the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.
  35. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and
  36. he was the priest of the most high God.
  37. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high
  38. God, possessor of heaven and earth:
  39. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine
  40. enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
  41. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and
  42. take the goods to thyself.
  43. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand
  44. unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
  45. That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and
  46. that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:
  47. Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion
  48. of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

Chapter 15

  1. After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a
  2. vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
  3. And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go
  4. childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
  5. And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo,
  6. one born in my house is mine heir.
  7. And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This
  8. shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
  9. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward
  10. heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
  11. And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for
  12. righteousness.
  13. And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur
  14. of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
  15. And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit
  16. it?
  17. And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a
  18. she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
  19. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst,
  20. and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
  21. And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them
  22. away.
  23. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram;
  24. and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
  25. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be
  26. a stranger in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
  27. And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and
  28. afterward shall they come out with great substance.
  29. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried
  30. in a good old age.
  31. But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for
  32. the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
  33. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was
  34. dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
  35. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,
  36. Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
  37. The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
  38. And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
  39. And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and
  40. the Jebusites.

Chapter 16

  1. Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an
  2. handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
  3. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained
  4. 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.
  5. And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after
  6. Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
  7. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw
  8. that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
  9. And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my
  10. 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.
  11. But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do
  12. to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
  13. And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the
  14. wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
  15. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and
  16. whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
  17. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress,
  18. and submit thyself under her hands.
  19. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy
  20. seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
  21. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with
  22. child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
  23. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man,
  24. and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
  25. And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou
  26. God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
  27. Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is
  28. between Kadesh and Bered.
  29. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name,
  30. which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
  31. And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare
  32. Ishmael to Abram.

Chapter 17

  1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared
  2. to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
  3. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will
  4. multiply thee exceedingly.
  5. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
  6. As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a
  7. father of many nations.
  8. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name
  9. shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
  10. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations
  11. of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
  12. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed
  13. after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
  14. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land
  15. wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
  16. And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore,
  17. thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
  18. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and
  19. thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
  20. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall
  21. be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
  22. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you,
  23. 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.
  24. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy
  25. money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
  26. And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is
  27. not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
  28. And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not
  29. call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
  30. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I
  31. will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
  32. Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his
  33. heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
  34. And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before
  35. thee!
  36. And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and
  37. thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
  38. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed
  39. him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
  40. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall
  41. bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
  42. And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
  43. And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his
  44. 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.
  45. And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was
  46. circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
  47. And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was
  48. circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
  49. In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his
  50. son.
  51. And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with
  52. money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

Chapter 18

  1. And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat
  2. in the tent door in the heat of the day;
  3. And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by
  4. him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
  5. And said, My LORD, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass
  6. not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
  7. Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet,
  8. and rest yourselves under the tree:
  9. And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts;
  10. after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
  11. And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make
  12. ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
  13. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good,
  14. and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
  15. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed,
  16. and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
  17. And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said,
  18. Behold, in the tent.
  19. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the
  20. time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
  21. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it
  22. ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
  23. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed
  24. old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
  25. And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh,
  26. saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
  27. Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I
  28. will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
  29. Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid.
  30. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
  31. And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and
  32. Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
  33. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I
  34. do;
  35. Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty
  36. nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
  37. For I know him, that he will command his children and his
  38. 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.
  39. And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is
  40. great, and because their sin is very grievous;
  41. I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether
  42. according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
  43. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward
  44. Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
  45. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the
  46. righteous with the wicked?
  47. Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou
  48. also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
  49. That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the
  50. 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?
  51. And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the
  52. city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
  53. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me
  54. to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:
  55. Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt
  56. thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
  57. And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there
  58. shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
  59. And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will
  60. speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
  61. And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the
  62. LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
  63. And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet
  64. but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
  65. And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with
  66. Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

Chapter 19

  1. And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the
  2. gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
  3. And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your
  4. 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.
  5. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him,
  6. and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
  7. But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of
  8. Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
  9. And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men
  10. which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
  11. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after
  12. him,
  13. And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
  14. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let
  15. 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.
  16. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow
  17. 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.
  18. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house
  19. to them, and shut to the door.
  20. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with
  21. blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
  22. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in
  23. law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
  24. For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen
  25. great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
  26. And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married
  27. 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.
  28. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot,
  29. saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
  30. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon
  31. 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.
  32. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad,
  33. 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.
  34. And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my LORD:
  35. Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou
  36. hast magnified thy mercy, 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:
  37. Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little
  38. one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
  39. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this
  40. thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
  41. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou
  42. be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
  43. The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
  44. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and
  45. fire from the LORD out of heaven;
  46. And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the
  47. inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
  48. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a
  49. pillar of salt.
  50. And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he
  51. stood before the LORD:
  52. And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land
  53. of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
  54. And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain,
  55. that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
  56. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his
  57. two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
  58. And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and
  59. there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
  60. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with
  61. him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
  62. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the
  63. firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
  64. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto
  65. 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.
  66. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the
  67. younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
  68. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
  69. And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the
  70. same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
  71. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name
  72. Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Chapter 20

  1. And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and
  2. dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
  3. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and
  4. Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
  5. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him,
  6. Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.
  7. But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou
  8. slay also a righteous nation?
  9. Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself
  10. said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.
  11. And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst
  12. this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
  13. Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and
  14. 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.
  15. Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his
  16. servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
  17. Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou
  18. 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.
  19. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou
  20. hast done this thing?
  21. And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is
  22. not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
  23. And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my
  24. father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
  25. And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my
  26. 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.
  27. And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and
  28. womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
  29. And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where
  30. it pleaseth thee.
  31. And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a
  32. 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.
  33. So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his
  34. wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
  35. For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of
  36. Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

Chapter 21

  1. And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto
  2. Sarah as he had spoken.
  3. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at
  4. the set time of which God had spoken to him.
  5. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him,
  6. whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
  7. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as
  8. God had commanded him.
  9. And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born
  10. unto him.
  11. And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear
  12. will laugh with me.
  13. And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should
  14. have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
  15. And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great
  16. feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
  17. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born
  18. unto Abraham, mocking.
  19. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her
  20. son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
  21. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of
  22. his son.
  23. And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight
  24. 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.
  25. And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation,
  26. because he is thy seed.
  27. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a
  28. 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.
  29. And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child
  30. under one of the shrubs.
  31. And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off,
  32. 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.
  33. And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called
  34. 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.
  35. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will
  36. make him a great nation.
  37. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she
  38. went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
  39. And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the
  40. wilderness, and became an archer.
  41. And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him
  42. a wife out of the land of Egypt.
  43. And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the
  44. chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:
  45. Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal
  46. 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.
  47. And Abraham said, I will swear.
  48. And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which
  49. Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
  50. And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither
  51. didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
  52. And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech;
  53. and both of them made a covenant.
  54. And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
  55. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs
  56. which thou hast set by themselves?
  57. And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my
  58. hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.
  59. Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they
  60. sware both of them.
  61. Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up,
  62. and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
  63. And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on
  64. the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
  65. And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

Chapter 22

  1. And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt
  2. Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
  3. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou
  4. 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.
  5. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass,
  6. 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.
  7. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the
  8. place afar off.
  9. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass;
  10. and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
  11. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon
  12. Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
  13. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and
  14. 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?
  15. And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a
  16. burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
  17. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham
  18. built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
  19. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay
  20. his son.
  21. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and
  22. said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
  23. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou
  24. any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
  25. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind
  26. 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.
  27. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is
  28. said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
  29. And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the
  30. second time,
  31. And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because
  32. thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
  33. That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will
  34. 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;
  35. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
  36. because thou hast obeyed my voice.
  37. So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and
  38. went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
  39. And it came to pass after these things, that it was told
  40. Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
  41. Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of
  42. Aram,
  43. And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
  44. And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor,
  45. Abraham's brother.
  46. And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah,
  47. and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

Chapter 23

  1. And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these
  2. were the years of the life of Sarah.
  3. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of
  4. Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
  5. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the
  6. sons of Heth, saying,
  7. I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of
  8. a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
  9. And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
  10. Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the
  11. choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
  12. And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the
  13. land, even to the children of Heth.
  14. And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I
  15. should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
  16. That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which
  17. 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.
  18. And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the
  19. Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
  20. Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that
  21. is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
  22. And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
  23. And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the
  24. 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.
  25. And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
  26. My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels
  27. of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
  28. And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron
  29. the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
  30. And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before
  31. 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
  32. Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of
  33. Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
  34. And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the
  35. field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
  36. And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto
  37. Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

Chapter 24

  1. And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had
  2. blessed Abraham in all things.
  3. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled
  4. over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
  5. And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and
  6. 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:
  7. But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a
  8. wife unto my son Isaac.
  9. And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be
  10. willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
  11. And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son
  12. thither again.
  13. The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and
  14. 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.
  15. And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou
  16. shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
  17. And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his
  18. master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
  19. And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and
  20. departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
  21. And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well
  22. of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
  23. And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send
  24. me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
  25. Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of
  26. the men of the city come out to draw water:
  27. And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say,
  28. 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.
  29. And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold,
  30. Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
  31. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had
  32. any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
  33. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee,
  34. drink a little water of thy pitcher.
  35. And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her
  36. pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
  37. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw
  38. water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
  39. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran
  40. again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
  41. And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the
  42. LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
  43. And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the
  44. man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
  45. And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is
  46. there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
  47. And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of
  48. Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
  49. She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender
  50. enough, and room to lodge in.
  51. And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
  52. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who
  53. 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.
  54. And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these
  55. things.
  56. And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran
  57. out unto the man, unto the well.
  58. And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon
  59. 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.
  60. And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore
  61. standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
  62. And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and
  63. gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
  64. And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will
  65. not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
  66. And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
  67. And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become
  68. great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
  69. And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was
  70. old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
  71. And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife
  72. to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
  73. But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and
  74. take a wife unto my son.
  75. And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not
  76. follow me.
  77. And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his
  78. 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:
  79. Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to
  80. my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.
  81. And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my
  82. master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:
  83. Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass,
  84. 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;
  85. And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy
  86. camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.
  87. And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah
  88. 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.
  89. And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder,
  90. and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
  91. And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she
  92. 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.
  93. And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed
  94. 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.
  95. And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell
  96. me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
  97. Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth
  98. from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
  99. Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be
  100. thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
  101. And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their
  102. words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
  103. And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of
  104. gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
  105. And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him,
  106. and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.
  107. And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with
  108. us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
  109. And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath
  110. prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
  111. And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her
  112. mouth.
  113. And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with
  114. this man? And she said, I will go.
  115. And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and
  116. Abraham's servant, and his men.
  117. And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our
  118. sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
  119. And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the
  120. camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
  121. And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt
  122. in the south country.
  123. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and
  124. he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
  125. And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she
  126. lighted off the camel.
  127. For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh
  128. in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
  129. And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
  130. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took
  131. Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

Chapter 25

  1. Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
  2. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and
  3. Ishbak, and Shuah.
  4. And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were
  5. Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
  6. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah,
  7. and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
  8. And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
  9. But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham
  10. gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
  11. And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he
  12. lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
  13. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an
  14. old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
  15. And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of
  16. Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
  17. The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was
  18. Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
  19. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed
  20. his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
  21. Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom
  22. Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
  23. And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names,
  24. according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
  25. And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
  26. Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
  27. These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by
  28. their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
  29. And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and
  30. thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
  31. And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as
  32. thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
  33. And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham
  34. begat Isaac:
  35. And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the
  36. daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
  37. And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was
  38. barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
  39. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If
  40. it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
  41. And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two
  42. 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.
  43. And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there
  44. were twins in her womb.
  45. And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and
  46. they called his name Esau.
  47. And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on
  48. Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
  49. And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the
  50. field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
  51. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but
  52. Rebekah loved Jacob.
  53. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was
  54. faint:
  55. And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red
  56. pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
  57. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
  58. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit
  59. shall this birthright do to me?
  60. And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and
  61. he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
  62. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did
  63. eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Chapter 26

  1. And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that
  2. was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
  3. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt;
  4. dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
  5. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless
  6. 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;
  7. And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and
  8. will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
  9. Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my
  10. commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
  11. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
  12. And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She
  13. 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.
  14. And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that
  15. Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.
  16. And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is
  17. thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
  18. And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of
  19. the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
  20. And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth
  21. this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
  22. Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an
  23. hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
  24. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he
  25. became very great:
  26. For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and
  27. great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
  28. For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the
  29. days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
  30. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much
  31. mightier than we.
  32. And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of
  33. Gerar, and dwelt there.
  34. And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged
  35. 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.
  36. And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a
  37. well of springing water.
  38. And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen,
  39. saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
  40. And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he
  41. called the name of it Sitnah.
  42. And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for
  43. 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.
  44. And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
  45. And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am
  46. 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.
  47. And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the
  48. LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.
  49. Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his
  50. friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
  51. And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye
  52. hate me, and have sent me away from you?
  53. And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and
  54. we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
  55. That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and
  56. as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.
  57. And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
  58. And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to
  59. another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
  60. And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came,
  61. and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
  62. And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is
  63. Beersheba unto this day.
  64. And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the
  65. daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
  66. Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

Chapter 27

  1. And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were
  2. 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.
  3. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my
  4. death:
  5. Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy
  6. bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
  7. And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me,
  8. that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
  9. And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau
  10. went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
  11. And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy
  12. father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
  13. Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and
  14. bless thee before the LORD before my death.
  15. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I
  16. command thee.
  17. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of
  18. the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
  19. And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that
  20. he may bless thee before his death.
  21. And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is
  22. a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
  23. My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as
  24. a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
  25. And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only
  26. obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
  27. And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and
  28. his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
  29. And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which
  30. were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
  31. And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands,
  32. and upon the smooth of his neck:
  33. And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had
  34. prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
  35. And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said,
  36. Here am I; who art thou, my son?
  37. And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have
  38. done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
  39. And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it
  40. so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.
  41. And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may
  42. feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
  43. And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and
  44. said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
  45. And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his
  46. brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
  47. And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
  48. And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's
  49. 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.
  50. And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me,
  51. my son.
  52. And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of
  53. 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:
  54. Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of
  55. the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
  56. Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord
  57. 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.
  58. And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of
  59. 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.
  60. And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his
  61. father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
  62. And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said,
  63. I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
  64. And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he
  65. 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.
  66. And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a
  67. great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
  68. And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away
  69. thy blessing.
  70. And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath
  71. 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?
  72. And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him
  73. 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?
  74. And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my
  75. father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
  76. And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy
  77. dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
  78. And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother;
  79. and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
  80. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his
  81. 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.
  82. And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and
  83. 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.
  84. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee thou to Laban
  85. my brother to Haran;
  86. And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn
  87. away;
  88. Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget
  89. 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?
  90. And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the
  91. 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?

Chapter 28

  1. And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and
  2. said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
  3. Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's
  4. father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban thy mother's brother.
  5. And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply
  6. thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
  7. And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed
  8. with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
  9. And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban,
  10. son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
  11. When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to
  12. 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;
  13. And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to
  14. Padanaram;
  15. And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac
  16. his father;
  17. Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had
  18. Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
  19. And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
  20. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all
  21. 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.
  22. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the
  23. top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
  24. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD
  25. 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;
  26. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt
  27. 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. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places
  29. 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.
  30. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD
  31. is in this place; and I knew it not.
  32. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this
  33. is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
  34. And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that
  35. he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
  36. And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of
  37. that city was called Luz at the first.
  38. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will
  39. keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
  40. So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall
  41. the LORD be my God:
  42. And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's
  43. house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Chapter 29

  1. Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the
  2. people of the east.
  3. And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there
  4. 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.
  5. And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the
  6. stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
  7. And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they
  8. said, Of Haran are we.
  9. And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they
  10. said, We know him.
  11. And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well:
  12. and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
  13. And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the
  14. cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
  15. And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered
  16. together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
  17. And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's
  18. sheep; for she kept them.
  19. And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban
  20. 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.
  21. And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
  22. And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that
  23. he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
  24. And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his
  25. 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.
  26. And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh.
  27. And he abode with him the space of a month.
  28. And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother,
  29. shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
  30. And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and
  31. the name of the younger was Rachel.
  32. Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well
  33. favoured.
  34. And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years
  35. for Rachel thy younger daughter.
  36. And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that
  37. I should give her to another man: abide with me.
  38. And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto
  39. him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
  40. And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are
  41. fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
  42. And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a
  43. feast.
  44. And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his
  45. daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
  46. And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an
  47. handmaid.
  48. And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah:
  49. 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?
  50. And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give
  51. the younger before the firstborn.
  52. Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service
  53. which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
  54. And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel
  55. his daughter to wife also.
  56. And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be
  57. her maid.
  58. And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more
  59. than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
  60. And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb:
  61. but Rachel was barren.
  62. And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name
  63. Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
  64. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the
  65. LORD hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
  66. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time
  67. will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
  68. And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will
  69. I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

Chapter 30

  1. And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel
  2. envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
  3. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I
  4. in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
  5. And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she
  6. shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.
  7. And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in
  8. unto her.
  9. And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
  10. And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my
  11. voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.
  12. And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second
  13. son.
  14. And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my
  15. sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.
  16. When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her
  17. maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
  18. And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
  19. And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.
  20. And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
  21. And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me
  22. blessed: and she called his name Asher.
  23. And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found
  24. 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.
  25. And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken
  26. 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.
  27. And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went
  28. 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.
  29. And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob
  30. the fifth son.
  31. And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given
  32. my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
  33. And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
  34. And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my
  35. husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.
  36. And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
  37. And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened
  38. her womb.
  39. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away
  40. my reproach:
  41. And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to
  42. me another son.
  43. And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob
  44. said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
  45. Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee,
  46. and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.
  47. And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in
  48. thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
  49. And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
  50. And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and
  51. how thy cattle was with me.
  52. For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now
  53. increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?
  54. And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt
  55. not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock.
  56. I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence
  57. 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.
  58. So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it
  59. 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.
  60. And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy
  61. word.
  62. And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and
  63. 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.
  64. And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and
  65. Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
  66. And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and
  67. chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
  68. And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the
  69. gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
  70. And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth
  71. cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
  72. And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the
  73. 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.
  74. And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did
  75. conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
  76. But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the
  77. feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
  78. And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and
  79. maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

Chapter 31

  1. And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken
  2. away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.
  3. And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was
  4. not toward him as before.
  5. And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy
  6. fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
  7. And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his
  8. flock,
  9. And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is
  10. not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
  11. And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
  12. And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times;
  13. but God suffered him not to hurt me.
  14. If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the
  15. cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
  16. Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given
  17. them to me.
  18. And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that
  19. I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
  20. And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob:
  21. And I said, Here am I.
  22. And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which
  23. leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
  24. I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and
  25. where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
  26. And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any
  27. portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
  28. Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and
  29. hath quite devoured also our money.
  30. For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is
  31. ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
  32. Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
  33. And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he
  34. 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.
  35. And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the
  36. images that were her father's.
  37. And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he
  38. told him not that he fled.
  39. So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over
  40. the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.
  41. And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
  42. And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven
  43. days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
  44. And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said
  45. unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
  46. Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in
  47. the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
  48. And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast
  49. stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?
  50. Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me;
  51. and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
  52. And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou
  53. hast now done foolishly in so doing.
  54. It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of
  55. your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
  56. And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore
  57. longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
  58. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for
  59. I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
  60. With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before
  61. our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
  62. And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into
  63. the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
  64. Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's
  65. furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
  66. And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I
  67. cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched but found not the images.
  68. And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered
  69. and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
  70. Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of
  71. all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
  72. This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she
  73. goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
  74. That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare
  75. the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
  76. Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by
  77. night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
  78. Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee
  79. fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
  80. Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of
  81. Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
  82. And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my
  83. 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?
  84. Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and
  85. let it be for a witness between me and thee.
  86. And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
  87. And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took
  88. stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
  89. And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.
  90. And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this
  91. day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
  92. And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee,
  93. when we are absent one from another.
  94. If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other
  95. wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.
  96. And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this
  97. pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee:
  98. This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will
  99. not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.
  100. The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their
  101. father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
  102. Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his
  103. brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
  104. And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and
  105. his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

Chapter 32

  1. And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
  2. And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he
  3. called the name of that place Mahanaim.
  4. And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the
  5. land of Seir, the country of Edom.
  6. And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord
  7. Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
  8. And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and
  9. womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
  10. And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy
  11. brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
  12. Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the
  13. people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
  14. And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the
  15. other company which is left shall escape.
  16. And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father
  17. Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:
  18. I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the
  19. truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
  20. Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the
  21. hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.
  22. And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed
  23. as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
  24. And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came
  25. to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
  26. Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes,
  27. and twenty rams,
  28. Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls,
  29. twenty she asses, and ten foals.
  30. And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove
  31. by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.
  32. And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother
  33. meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
  34. Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a
  35. present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.
  36. And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that
  37. followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
  38. And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us.
  39. 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.
  40. So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that
  41. night in the company.
  42. And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two
  43. womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
  44. And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over
  45. that he had.
  46. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him
  47. until the breaking of the day.
  48. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched
  49. the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
  50. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I
  51. will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
  52. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
  53. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel:
  54. for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
  55. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.
  56. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
  57. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen
  58. God face to face, and my life is preserved.
  59. And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he
  60. halted upon his thigh.
  61. Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which
  62. 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.

Chapter 33

  1. And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came,
  2. and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
  3. And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah
  4. and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
  5. And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground
  6. seven times, until he came near to his brother.
  7. And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck,
  8. and kissed him: and they wept.
  9. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children;
  10. and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.
  11. Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they
  12. bowed themselves.
  13. And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves:
  14. and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
  15. And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?
  16. And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
  17. And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast
  18. unto thyself.
  19. And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in
  20. 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.
  21. Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because
  22. God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
  23. And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will
  24. go before thee.
  25. And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are
  26. tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
  27. Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I
  28. 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.
  29. And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that
  30. are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
  31. So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
  32. And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made
  33. booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
  34. And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the
  35. land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.
  36. And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent,
  37. at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
  38. And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

Chapter 34

  1. And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went
  2. out to see the daughters of the land.
  3. And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the
  4. country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
  5. And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved
  6. the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
  7. And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this
  8. damsel to wife.
  9. And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his
  10. sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.
  11. And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune
  12. with him.
  13. And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it:
  14. 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.
  15. And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem
  16. longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.
  17. And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us,
  18. and take our daughters unto you.
  19. And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you;
  20. dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.
  21. And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me
  22. find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
  23. Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according
  24. as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.
  25. And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father
  26. deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
  27. And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our
  28. sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:
  29. But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be,
  30. that every male of you be circumcised;
  31. Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your
  32. daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
  33. But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will
  34. we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
  35. And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
  36. And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had
  37. delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.
  38. And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city,
  39. and communed with the men of their city, saying,
  40. These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the
  41. 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.
  42. Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us,
  43. to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
  44. Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of
  45. their's be our's? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
  46. And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went
  47. out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
  48. And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that
  49. 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.
  50. And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the
  51. sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
  52. The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city,
  53. because they had defiled their sister.
  54. They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that
  55. which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
  56. And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives
  57. took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.
  58. And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make
  59. 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.
  60. And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

Chapter 35

  1. And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there:
  2. and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
  3. Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with
  4. him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
  5. And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an
  6. altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
  7. And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their
  8. hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
  9. And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities
  10. that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
  11. So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is,
  12. Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.
  13. And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel:
  14. because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
  15. But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath
  16. Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
  17. And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram,
  18. and blessed him.
  19. And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be
  20. called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
  21. And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and
  22. multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
  23. And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give
  24. it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
  25. And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
  26. And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him,
  27. even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
  28. And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him,
  29. Bethel.
  30. And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way
  31. to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
  32. And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the
  33. midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
  34. And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she
  35. died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
  36. And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is
  37. Bethlehem.
  38. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of
  39. Rachel's grave unto this day.
  40. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of
  41. Edar.
  42. And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben
  43. went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
  44. The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and
  45. Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
  46. The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
  47. And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
  48. And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these
  49. are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.
  50. And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city
  51. of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
  52. And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
  53. And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his
  54. people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Chapter 36

  1. Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
  2. Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter
  3. of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
  4. And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
  5. And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
  6. And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the
  7. sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
  8. And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all
  9. 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.
  10. For their riches were more than that they might dwell together;
  11. and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
  12. Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
  13. And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites
  14. in mount Seir:
  15. These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the
  16. wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.
  17. And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and
  18. Kenaz.
  19. And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to
  20. Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
  21. And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and
  22. Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
  23. And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the
  24. daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
  25. These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the
  26. firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
  27. Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes
  28. that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah.
  29. And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke
  30. 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.
  31. And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush,
  32. duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
  33. These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their
  34. dukes.
  35. These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land;
  36. Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
  37. And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the
  38. Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
  39. And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's
  40. sister was Timna.
  41. And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and
  42. Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
  43. And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this
  44. was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
  45. And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the
  46. daughter of Anah.
  47. And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and
  48. Ithran, and Cheran.
  49. The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
  50. The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.
  51. These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke
  52. Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
  53. Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that
  54. came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
  55. And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before
  56. there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
  57. And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his
  58. city was Dinhabah.
  59. And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in
  60. his stead.
  61. And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his
  62. stead.
  63. And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in
  64. the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.
  65. And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
  66. And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in
  67. his stead.
  68. And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his
  69. stead.
  70. And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his
  71. stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
  72. And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau,
  73. according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
  74. Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
  75. Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
  76. Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according
  77. to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the Edomites.

Chapter 37

  1. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in
  2. the land of Canaan.
  3. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen
  4. 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.
  5. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he
  6. was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
  7. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than
  8. all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
  9. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they
  10. hated him yet the more.
  11. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have
  12. dreamed:
  13. For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my
  14. sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
  15. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us?
  16. or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
  17. And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and
  18. said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
  19. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his
  20. 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?
  21. And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
  22. And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
  23. And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock
  24. in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.
  25. And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with
  26. 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.
  27. And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in
  28. the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
  29. And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where
  30. they feed their flocks.
  31. And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say,
  32. Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
  33. And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto
  34. them, they conspired against him to slay him.
  35. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
  36. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some
  37. pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
  38. And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands;
  39. and said, Let us not kill him.
  40. And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this
  41. 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.
  42. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren,
  43. that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;
  44. And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was
  45. empty, there was no water in it.
  46. And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes
  47. 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.
  48. And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay
  49. our brother, and conceal his blood?
  50. Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our
  51. hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
  52. Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and
  53. lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
  54. And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in
  55. the pit; and he rent his clothes.
  56. And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not;
  57. and I, whither shall I go?
  58. And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and
  59. dipped the coat in the blood;
  60. And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to
  61. their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
  62. And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast
  63. hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
  64. And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins,
  65. and mourned for his son many days.
  66. And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him;
  67. 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.
  68. And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer
  69. of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

Chapter 38

  1. And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his
  2. brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
  3. And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name
  4. was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.
  5. And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.
  6. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name
  7. Onan.
  8. And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name
  9. Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.
  10. And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
  11. And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD;
  12. and the LORD slew him.
  13. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and
  14. marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
  15. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to
  16. 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.
  17. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he
  18. slew him also.
  19. Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at
  20. 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.
  21. And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died;
  22. and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
  23. And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up
  24. to Timnath to shear his sheep.
  25. And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her
  26. 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.
  27. When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she
  28. had covered her face.
  29. And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee,
  30. 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?
  31. And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she
  32. said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?
  33. And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy
  34. 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.
  35. And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and
  36. put on the garments of her widowhood.
  37. And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite,
  38. to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
  39. Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the
  40. harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.
  41. And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also
  42. the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.
  43. And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed:
  44. behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
  45. And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told
  46. 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.
  47. When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law,
  48. 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.
  49. And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more
  50. righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
  51. And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold,
  52. twins were in her womb.
  53. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out
  54. his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.
  55. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his
  56. brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
  57. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread
  58. upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

Chapter 39

  1. And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of
  2. Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
  3. And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he
  4. was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
  5. And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD
  6. made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
  7. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he
  8. made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
  9. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer
  10. 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.
  11. And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not
  12. ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
  13. And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife
  14. cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
  15. But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my
  16. master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
  17. There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept
  18. back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
  19. And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he
  20. hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
  21. And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the
  22. house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
  23. And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he
  24. left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
  25. And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment
  26. in her hand, and was fled forth,
  27. That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them,
  28. 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:
  29. And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and
  30. cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
  31. And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
  32. And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The
  33. Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
  34. And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he
  35. left his garment with me, and fled out.
  36. And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his
  37. wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
  38. And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a
  39. place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
  40. But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him
  41. favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
  42. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the
  43. prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
  44. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under
  45. his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

Chapter 40

  1. And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the
  2. king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
  3. And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the
  4. chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
  5. And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard,
  6. into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
  7. And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he
  8. served them: and they continued a season in ward.
  9. And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one
  10. 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.
  11. And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon
  12. them, and, behold, they were sad.
  13. And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of
  14. his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
  15. And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no
  16. interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
  17. And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him,
  18. In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
  19. And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it
  20. budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
  21. And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and
  22. pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
  23. And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The
  24. three branches are three days:
  25. Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and
  26. restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
  27. But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew
  28. kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
  29. For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and
  30. here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
  31. When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he
  32. said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:
  33. And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats
  34. for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
  35. And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation
  36. thereof: The three baskets are three days:
  37. Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off
  38. thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
  39. And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday,
  40. 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.
  41. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and
  42. he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
  43. But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to
  44. them.
  45. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

Chapter 41

  1. And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh
  2. dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
  3. And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured
  4. kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
  5. And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the
  6. river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.
  7. And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven
  8. well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
  9. And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears
  10. of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
  11. And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind
  12. sprung up after them.
  13. And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears.
  14. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
  15. And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled;
  16. 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.
  17. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember
  18. my faults this day:
  19. Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the
  20. captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:
  21. And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each
  22. man according to the interpretation of his dream.
  23. And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to
  24. 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.
  25. And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he
  26. restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.
  27. Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him
  28. hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
  29. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there
  30. is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
  31. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall
  32. give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
  33. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon
  34. the bank of the river:
  35. And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine,
  36. fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
  37. And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very
  38. ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
  39. And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first
  40. seven fat kine:
  41. And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they
  42. had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
  43. And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one
  44. stalk, full and good:
  45. And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the
  46. east wind, sprung up after them:
  47. And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this
  48. unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
  49. And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God
  50. hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
  51. The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are
  52. seven years: the dream is one.
  53. And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them
  54. are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
  55. This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is
  56. about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
  57. Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all
  58. the land of Egypt:
  59. And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all
  60. the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
  61. And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that
  62. famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
  63. And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is
  64. because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
  65. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and
  66. set him over the land of Egypt.
  67. Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land,
  68. and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
  69. And let them gather all the food of those good years that come,
  70. and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
  71. And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven
  72. years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
  73. And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes
  74. of all his servants.
  75. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as
  76. this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
  77. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee
  78. all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
  79. Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall
  80. all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
  81. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the
  82. land of Egypt.
  83. And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon
  84. Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
  85. And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and
  86. they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
  87. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee
  88. shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
  89. And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave
  90. him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
  91. And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh
  92. king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
  93. And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by
  94. handfuls.
  95. And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were
  96. 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.
  97. And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much,
  98. until he left numbering; for it was without number.
  99. And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine
  100. came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
  101. And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God,
  102. said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
  103. And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath
  104. caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
  105. And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of
  106. Egypt, were ended.
  107. And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph
  108. had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
  109. And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to
  110. Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
  111. And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph
  112. opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
  113. And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn;
  114. because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

Chapter 42

  1. Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto
  2. his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
  3. And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt:
  4. get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
  5. And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
  6. But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren;
  7. for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
  8. And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came:
  9. for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
  10. And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that
  11. 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.
  12. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself
  13. 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.
  14. And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
  15. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and
  16. said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
  17. And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy
  18. servants come.
  19. We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no
  20. spies.
  21. And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land
  22. ye are come.
  23. And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one
  24. man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
  25. And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you,
  26. saying, Ye are spies:
  27. Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not
  28. go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
  29. Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be
  30. 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.
  31. And he put them all together into ward three days.
  32. And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for
  33. I fear God:
  34. If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the
  35. house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
  36. But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be
  37. verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
  38. And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning
  39. 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.
  40. And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying,
  41. Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
  42. And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto
  43. them by an interpreter.
  44. And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to
  45. them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
  46. Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to
  47. restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.
  48. And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
  49. And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in
  50. the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
  51. And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it
  52. 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?
  53. And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan,
  54. and told him all that befell unto them; saying,
  55. The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and
  56. took us for spies of the country.
  57. And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
  58. We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the
  59. youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
  60. And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall
  61. 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:
  62. And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that
  63. ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.
  64. And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold,
  65. 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.
  66. And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my
  67. children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
  68. And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I
  69. bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
  70. And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother
  71. 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.

Chapter 43

  1. And the famine was sore in the land.
  2. And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they
  3. had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
  4. And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest
  5. unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
  6. If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy
  7. thee food:
  8. But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man
  9. said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
  10. And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell
  11. the man whether ye had yet a brother?
  12. And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our
  13. 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?
  14. And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and
  15. we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
  16. I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I
  17. bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
  18. For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this
  19. second time.
  20. And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do
  21. 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:
  22. And take double money in your hand; and the money that was
  23. brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
  24. Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
  25. And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send
  26. away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
  27. And the men took that present, and they took double money in
  28. their hand and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
  29. And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of
  30. his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.
  31. And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into
  32. Joseph's house.
  33. And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's
  34. 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.
  35. And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they
  36. communed with him at the door of the house,
  37. And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy
  38. food:
  39. And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our
  40. 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.
  41. And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food:
  42. we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
  43. And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of
  44. your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
  45. And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them
  46. water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
  47. And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for
  48. they heard that they should eat bread there.
  49. And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which
  50. was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
  51. And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father
  52. well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
  53. And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he
  54. is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
  55. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his
  56. 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.
  57. And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his
  58. brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
  59. And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and
  60. said, Set on bread.
  61. And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves,
  62. 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.
  63. And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his
  64. birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.
  65. And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but
  66. Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of their's. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Chapter 44

  1. And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's
  2. sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.
  3. And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the
  4. youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
  5. As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they
  6. and their asses.
  7. And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off,
  8. 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?
  9. Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he
  10. divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
  11. And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
  12. And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God
  13. forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:
  14. Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we
  15. brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?
  16. With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die,
  17. and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
  18. And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he
  19. with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
  20. Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground,
  21. and opened every man his sack.
  22. And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the
  23. youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
  24. Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and
  25. returned to the city.
  26. And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was
  27. yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
  28. And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done?
  29. wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
  30. And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we
  31. 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.
  32. And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in
  33. whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.
  34. Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy
  35. 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.
  36. My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a
  37. brother?
  38. And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a
  39. 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.
  40. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that
  41. I may set mine eyes upon him.
  42. And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for
  43. if he should leave his father, his father would die.
  44. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother
  45. come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.
  46. And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father,
  47. we told him the words of my lord.
  48. And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
  49. And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with
  50. us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother be with us.
  51. And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife
  52. bare me two sons:
  53. And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in
  54. pieces; and I saw him not since:
  55. And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye
  56. shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
  57. Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad
  58. be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
  59. It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with
  60. us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
  61. For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father,
  62. saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
  63. Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the
  64. lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
  65. For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me?
  66. lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Chapter 45

  1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood
  2. 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.
  3. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh
  4. heard.
  5. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father
  6. yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
  7. And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you.
  8. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
  9. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye
  10. sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
  11. For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet
  12. there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
  13. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the
  14. earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
  15. So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath
  16. made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
  17. Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith
  18. thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
  19. And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be
  20. near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
  21. And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of
  22. famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
  23. And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin,
  24. that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
  25. And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all
  26. that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
  27. And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and
  28. Benjamin wept upon his neck.
  29. Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and
  30. after that his brethren talked with him.
  31. And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying,
  32. Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
  33. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye;
  34. lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
  35. And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and
  36. I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
  37. Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the
  38. land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
  39. Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of
  40. Egypt is your's.
  41. And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons,
  42. according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
  43. To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to
  44. Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
  45. And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden
  46. with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
  47. So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said
  48. unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
  49. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan
  50. unto Jacob their father,
  51. And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor
  52. over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
  53. And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said
  54. unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
  55. And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I
  56. will go and see him before I die.

Chapter 46

  1. And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to
  2. Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.
  3. And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said,
  4. Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
  5. And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down
  6. into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
  7. I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring
  8. thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
  9. And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried
  10. Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
  11. And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had
  12. gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
  13. His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his
  14. sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
  15. And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came
  16. into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
  17. And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and
  18. Carmi.
  19. And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin,
  20. and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
  21. And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
  22. And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and
  23. Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
  24. And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and
  25. Shimron.
  26. And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
  27. These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in
  28. Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
  29. And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri,
  30. and Arodi, and Areli.
  31. And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah,
  32. and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
  33. These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his
  34. daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
  35. The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
  36. And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and
  37. Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
  38. And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel,
  39. Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
  40. These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the
  41. souls were fourteen.
  42. And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
  43. And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
  44. Shillem.
  45. These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his
  46. daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.
  47. All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of
  48. his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;
  49. And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two
  50. souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.
  51. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face
  52. unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
  53. And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel
  54. his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
  55. And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen
  56. thy face, because thou art yet alive.
  57. And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house,
  58. 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;
  59. And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed
  60. cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
  61. And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and
  62. shall say, What is your occupation?
  63. That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle
  64. 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.

Chapter 47

  1. Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my
  2. 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.
  3. And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented
  4. them unto Pharaoh.
  5. And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And
  6. they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
  7. They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we
  8. 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.
  9. And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy
  10. brethren are come unto thee:
  11. The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make
  12. 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.
  13. And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before
  14. Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
  15. And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
  16. And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my
  17. 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.
  18. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
  19. And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a
  20. possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
  21. And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his
  22. father's household, with bread, according to their families.
  23. And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very
  24. sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
  25. And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land
  26. of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
  27. And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of
  28. Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.
  29. And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your
  30. cattle, if money fail.
  31. And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them
  32. 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.
  33. When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year,
  34. 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:
  35. Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land?
  36. 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.
  37. And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the
  38. Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
  39. And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of
  40. the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
  41. Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had
  42. a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.
  43. Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this
  44. day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
  45. And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give
  46. 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. And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in
  48. the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
  49. And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day,
  50. that Pharaoh should have the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
  51. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen;
  52. and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
  53. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the
  54. whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
  55. And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his
  56. 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:
  57. But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of
  58. Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
  59. And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel
  60. bowed himself upon the bed's head.

Chapter 48

  1. And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph,
  2. Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
  3. And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto
  4. thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
  5. And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz
  6. in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
  7. And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply
  8. 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.
  9. And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto
  10. thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
  11. And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine,
  12. and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
  13. And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the
  14. 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.
  15. And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
  16. And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath
  17. given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
  18. Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not
  19. see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
  20. And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face:
  21. and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
  22. And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed
  23. himself with his face to the earth.
  24. And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward
  25. Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.
  26. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon
  27. Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
  28. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers
  29. Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
  30. The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and
  31. 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.
  32. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the
  33. 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.
  34. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is
  35. the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
  36. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it:
  37. 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.
  38. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel
  39. bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
  40. And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be
  41. with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
  42. Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren,
  43. which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

Chapter 49

  1. And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves
  2. together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
  3. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and
  4. hearken unto Israel your father.
  5. Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my
  6. strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
  7. Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up
  8. to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
  9. Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their
  10. habitations.
  11. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly,
  12. mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
  13. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it
  14. was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
  15. Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall
  16. be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
  17. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up:
  18. he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
  19. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from
  20. between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
  21. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the
  22. choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
  23. His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
  24. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for
  25. an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
  26. Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
  27. And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was
  28. pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
  29. Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
  30. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that
  31. biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
  32. I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
  33. Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the
  34. last.
  35. Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal
  36. dainties.
  37. Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
  38. Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well;
  39. whose branches run over the wall:
  40. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated
  41. him:
  42. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were
  43. made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
  44. Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the
  45. 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:
  46. The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings
  47. 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.
  48. Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour
  49. the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
  50. All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that
  51. their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
  52. And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered
  53. unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
  54. In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before
  55. Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.
  56. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried
  57. Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
  58. The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was
  59. from the children of Heth.
  60. And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he
  61. gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

Chapter 50

  1. And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and
  2. kissed him.
  3. And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his
  4. father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
  5. And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the
  6. days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
  7. And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto
  8. the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
  9. My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I
  10. 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.
  11. And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he
  12. made thee swear.
  13. And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all
  14. the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
  15. And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's
  16. house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
  17. And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was
  18. a very great company.
  19. And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond
  20. Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
  21. And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the
  22. 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.
  23. And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
  24. For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him
  25. 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.
  26. And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all
  27. that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
  28. And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they
  29. said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
  30. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did
  31. command before he died, saying,
  32. So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the
  33. 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.
  34. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and
  35. they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
  36. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of
  37. God?
  38. But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it
  39. unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
  40. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little
  41. ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
  42. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and
  43. Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
  44. And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the
  45. children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
  46. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely
  47. visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
  48. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God
  49. will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
  50. So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they
  51. embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.