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Abraham's servant see hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when lhe had done giving him drink, ilie said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

It And the man wondering at her held hjs peace, to wit whether the Lor D had made his journey prosperous or not.

2.2. And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring ot half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

13 And(aid,Whosedaughterar/thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

14 And lhe said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which (he bare unto Nahor.

25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord.

2 7 And he said,Blested be the Lo R D God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lo R D led me to the house of my master's brethren.

28 And the damsel ran, and told them cfhtr mother's house these things.

19 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name tvas Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it pame to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32 And the man came into the house; and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's seet that "were with him.

33 And therewas i'etwca/before himto eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

'3+And he said, lam Abraham's servant. 35 And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him .flock*, and nerds, and

GENESIS fhenueth his mejsizlg-*

silver, and gold, and menservants,

maidservants, and camels, and asses .

36 And Sarah my master's wife bare son to my master when lhe was old s ar unto him hath he given all that he hat,

37 And my matter made me swea saying, Thou malt not take a wife to m son of the daughters of the Canaan i £e. in whose land I dwell:

38 But thou shalt go unto my father house, and to my kindred, and take wife unto my son.

39 And I said unto my master, Perad venture the woman will not follow me

+0 And he said unto me, The Lo R. r> before whom I walk, will send his ange with thee, and prosper thy way; anc thou slialt take a wife for my son of m] kindred, and of my father's house:

4-1 Then (halt thou be clear from tAi. my oath, when thrti Cornell to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou (halt be clear from my oath.

4.2 And I came this day unto the well, Mid said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:.

43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it (hall come to pass, that when the virgin cometli forth to draw <watert and I lay to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

44 And (he fay to me, Both drink thou , and I will also draw for thy camels: let the fame be the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master's son .

45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her (houlder; and, (he went down unto the well, and drew . ivater: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

46 Ana lhe made haste, and let down her pitches from her Jhoulder, and said, Drink; and I will give thy camels driii k also: se I drank, and (he made the camels drink also.

47 And I astced her, and said. Whose daughter art thou? And (he said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him 1. and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord, and blefled the Lord Godof my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brothers daughter unto his son.

49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my matter, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn so the; right hand, or to the left...

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jo Then Laban and Bethuel answered

and laid, The thing proceedeth from

the Lot D ■. we cannot speak unto thee

bad or good.

5> Bci oki, Rebekah is before thee, take ter, and go, and let her be thy master's tea's wise, as the Lord hath spoken.

51 And it came to pass, that when Abrihim's servant heard their words, fct *orihipped the Lo p. D , bowing himftf to the earth.

,; And the servant brought forth e*Si of silver and jewels of gold, and nmemt, and gave them to Rebekah: he rive also to her brother and to her mo. taer precious things.

c*. And they did eat and drink, he and the sen that ivere with him, and tarried all nigbt; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

"5 5 Aadberbrother and her mother said, Lei the damsel abide with us afe-w days, at the kta ten; after that me sliall go. j6 And he laid unto them, Hinder me sot, seeing the Lo % D hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

57 And they laid, We will call the dcaiel, and enquire at her mouth.

Si f And they called Rebekah, and &i nnto her, Wilt thou go with this can? and see laid, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their Sflrr, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

*o And they blessed Rebekah, and said ■nto her, Thou art our sister, be thou lituitker of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

61 And Rebekah arose, and her damfcls, and they rode upon the camels, sed followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

i: r And Isaac came from the way of tfct well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the Ia«h country.

'; And Isaac went out to meditate in fee kid at the eventide: and he lifted »p his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the Oath •were comiug.

6+ And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, sad when see saw Isaac, she lighted off Ui camel.

65 for see heid said unto the servant, W'iiit man is this that walketh in the fed to meet us? and the servant ha J fob, Ixu my master: therefore (lie took anil and covered herself.

ti Ajmj the servant told Isaac all !aiPi;tkat he haw" dons

XXV. Abraham"! death and burial.

67 And Isaac brought her into hit mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and see became his wife; and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

C H A P. XXV. 1 The sons of Abraham by Keturah. 7 Hit age and death. 24 The birth as Esau and Jacob. 29 Esauselleth his birthright.

THEN again Abraham took a wise, and her name ttias Keturah.

2 And see bare him Zimran, and Jokflian, and Medan, and Midian, and 1 llibak, and Shuah.

3 And Joksean begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asihurim, l.etufhim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Ahidah, and Eldaah: all these tut re the children of Keturah.

5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

7 «J And thesear* the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age; an old man, and full of jtars; and \vas gathered to his people.

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zoar the Hittite, which it before Mamre;

10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth s there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wise.

11 And it cametopassafterthedeath of Abraham, thatGod blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

12 Now these are the generation of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

13 And these are the names of the sons of Iflimael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Hhmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

i4.AndMilhma,andDumah,andMassa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphilh, and Kedemah:

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

17 And thesearr the years of the life of

Iflimael,

The birth es Esau and Jacob. GEN Khniael, an hundred and thirty andseven years; and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.

18 And they dwelt-from Havilah unto Shur, that Is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

19 And thesearr the generations of I faac Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

10 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. . 21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for kis wife, because she <was barren: and the Loud was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

22 And the children struggled together within her; and (he said, If it be so, why am I thus? And lhe went to enquire of the Lo R. D .

23 And the Lord said unto her,Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people mail be separated from thy bowels: and the one people (hall be stronger than the other people j and the elder mall serve the younger.

24. qf And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there i»ere twins in her womb.

25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment: and they called his name Esau.

26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: aud Isaac ivai threescore years old when she bare them.

2 7 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacobouctj a plain man dwelling in tents.

28 And Iiaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 fl And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he taas faint:

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that lame red pottage; for I am £unt: therefore was his name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he (ware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised hit birthright.

E * I S Isaac fijturneth in Gerar.

CHAP. XXVI.

1 Isaac goeth to Gerar. %God blgffeth hi, 26 Abimeiech's covenant <with him. Esau's •wit/et.

AND there was a famine in the Ian beside the first famine that was the days of Abraham. And Isaac wei unto Abimelech king of the Phtlistin unto Gerar.

2 q\ And the Lord appeared unto hin and said, Go not down into Egypt: dw« in the land which I (hall tell thee of:

3 Sojourn in thieland,and I will be w-it thee, and will bless thee: for unto the* and unto thy seed I will give all the! countries, and I will perform the oaf which I sware unto Abraham thy father

4 And I will make thy seed to multi ply as the stars of heaven, and.will giv unto thy seed all these countries: an in thy leed (hall all the nations of th earth be blessed;

5 Because that Abraham obeyed m] voice,and kept my charge,my command ments, my statutes, and my laws.

6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

7 And the men of the place afleed him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place mould kilj roe for Rebekah; because (he nuas fair to look upon.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac ivaj sporting with Rebekah his wise.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety lhe is thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

10 And Abimelech said, What it this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou (houldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife (hall surely be put to death.

12 Then Iiaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredsold: and the Lord blessed him 1

j 3 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had

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.topped them, and fiUed them with earth.

16 AaJAbimelech (aid unto Isaac, Go frcta t3: for thou art much mightier than we.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and preened nb teat in the valley of Gerar, xad dwelt there.

1 $ And Ilaac digged again the wells «f water, which they had digged in the dzys as Abraham his father; for the PitUhnes had ttopped them after tlie oestii of Abraham: and he called their ames after the names by which his fatan- bad called them.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valiey, and found there a well of springing water.

so And the herd men of Gerar did strive wituUkac'sherdmen,laying,The water is oar's: and he called the name of the well Etek; because they strove with him.

21 And they digged another well, and strove for that aEo: and he called the name of it Sitnah.

xi And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said. For now the Lo 13 hath made room for us, and we fall be fruitful in the land.

1; And he went up from thence to Beer-lheba.

14 And the Lord appeared unto him the fame night, and iaM, I am tlie God of Abraham thy father -. fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy feed for my servant Abraham's lake.

2$ And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

;6 C Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phicliol the chief captain of his army.

27 And Isaac laid unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, tad have sent me away from you?

iJ And they laid, We saw certainly that the Lo R D was with thee: and we bid, Let there be now an oath betwixt Qj, rsea betwixt us and thee, and let u moke a covenant with thee;

29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing hut good, tnd have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blcsl'cd of the Lo R D .

30 And he made them a fealt, and they did eat and drink.

31 And they role up betimes in the

xxvii. Isaac ftndeth Esau for veni/tr. morning, and sware one to auotlier: and Iiaac lent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

32 And it came to pals the fame day, that Isaac's servants came and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.

33 And he called it Shebah: there. fore the name of the city it Beer-lheba unto this day. •

34 fl And Elau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Balhemath the daughter of Elon tlie Hittite:

35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

CHAP. XXVII. 1 Isaacsendeth Esau for -venison. 6 Jacob instruct J by Kebckah, obtainsth the bitting. 4,1 Esau threatening him, 42 is prevented.

AND it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

2 And he laid, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison:

4 And make me savoury meat, such asl love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake toEsau his son: and Elau went to the field to hunt_/ir venison, and to bring it.

6 »r And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

7 Bring me venilon, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord before my death.

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee.

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats: aud I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:

10 And thou lhalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before hisr death.

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother it a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I lhall seem to him as a deceiver; and I lhall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

Jacob getteth the blejing. GEN

13 And his mother said unto him, Up on me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat such as his father loved.

15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which ivere with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

16 And (he put the (kins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:

T 7 And (he gave the savoury meat, and the bread, which (he had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

19 And Jaiob said unto his father, I */x Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? and he said, Because the Lord thy God brought it to me.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau, or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father, and he felt him; and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee: and he brought if near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

16 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed:

28vTheresore God give thee os the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that biesseth thet.

E S I S Esau threatenetfc At'/n

30 And it came to pass, as soon as If! had made an end of blessing Jacob, a Jacob was yet scarce gone out from I presence ot Isaac his father, that K( his brother came in from his hunting

31 And he also had made savou meat, and brought it unto his fatlie and said unto his father, Let my fath arise, and eat of his son's venison, th thy soul may bless me.

32 And Isaac his father said unto hin Who art thou? and he said, I am th son, thy firstborn Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceed ingly, and said, Who? where it he tha hath taken venison, and brought it mt and I have eaten of all before thou cam est, and have blessed him? yea, and h shall be blessed.'

_ 3+ And when Esau heard the words ol his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.

36 And hesaid, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing 1 and he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what lhall I do now unto thee, my son?

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

39 And Isaac his father answered, and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling lhall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

40 And by thy sword (halt thou live, and (halt serve thy brother: and it (hall come to pass, when thou (halt have the dominion, that thou (halt break his yoke from off thy neck.

41 fl And Esau hated Jacob, because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, then will I fiay my brother Jacob.

42 ij And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and (he sent and called Jacob her younger Ion, and laid unto him. Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

43 Now

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