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je 10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, a son ; and said, God hath taken bare Jacob a son.
away my reproach: a 11 And Leah said. A troop n 24 And she called his name Jocometh: and she called his name seph; and said, The LORD shall Gad.
add to me another son. 12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, f 25 1 And it came to pass, when bare Jacob a second son. Rachel had borne Joseph, that n 13 And Leah said, Happy am Jacob said unto Laban, Send me I, for the daughters will call me away, that I may go unto mino blessed: and she called his name own place, and to my country. Asher.
26 Give me my wives and my f 14 | And Reuben went in the children, for whom I have served days of wheat-harvest, and found thee, and let me go: for thou mandrakes in the field, and brought knowest my service which I have them unto his mother Leah. Then done thee. Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I b 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. pray thee, if I have found favour
15 And she said unto her, Is it in thine eyes, tarry: for I have a small matter that thou hast ta- learned by experience that the ken my husband ? and wouldest LORD hath blessed me for thy thou take away my son's man. sake. drakes also! And Rachel said, 28 And he said, Appoint me thy Therefore he shall lie with thee wages, and I will give it. to-night for thy son's mandrakes. 29 And he said unto him, Thou
16 And Jacob came out of the knowest how I have served thee field in the evening, and Leah went and how thy cattle was with me. out to meet him, and said, Thou d 39 For it was little which thou must come in unto me; for surely hadst before I came, and it is now I have hired thee with my son's increased unto a multitude ; and mandrakes. And he lay with her the LORD hath blessed thee since that night.
my coming : and now, when shall f 17 And God hearkened unto I provide for mine own house Leah, and she conceived, and bare also ? Jacob the fifth son.
f31 And he said, What shall I give * 18 And Leah said, God haththee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt given me my hire, because I have not give me any thing. If thou given my maiden to my husband: wilt do this thing for me, I will and she called his name Issachar. again feed and keep thy flock:
19 And Leah conceived again, 32 I will pass through all thy and bare Jacob the sixth son. flock to-day, removing from thence n 20 And Leah said, God hath all the speckled and spotted cattle, endowed me with a good dowry; and all the brown cattle among the now will my husband dwell with sheep, and the spotted and speckme, because I have borne him six led among the goats: and of such sons; and she called his name shall be my hire. Zebulun.
33 So shall my righteousness anf 21 And afterwards she bare a swer for me in time to come, when it daughter, and called her name shall come for my hire before thy Dinah.
face: every one that is not speckt 22 And God remembered Ra- led and spotted among the goats, chel, and God hearkened to her, and brown among the sheep, that and opened her womb.
shall be counted stolen with me. je 23 And she conceived, and bare f 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy cob hath taken away all that was word.
our father's; and of that which 35 And he removed that day the was our father's hath he gotten all he-goats that were ring-streaked this glory. and spotted, and all the she-goats 2 And Jacob beheld the counthat were speckled and spotted, tenance of Laban, and behold, it and every one that had some white was not toward him as before. in it, and all the brown among the v 3 And the LORD said unto Ja. sheep, and gave them into the cob, Return unto the land of the hands of his sons.
fathers, and to thy kindred; and 36 And he set three days' jour- I will be with thee. ney betwixt himself and Jacob:lf 4 And Jacob sent and called and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's Rachel and Leah to the field unto flocks.
his flock, f 37 1 And Jacob took him rods f 5 And said unto them, I see your of green poplar, and of the hazel father's countenance, that it is not and chesnut-tree; and pilled white toward me as before: but the God streaks in them, and made the of my father hath been with me. white appear which was in the rods. 6 And ye know that with all
33 And he set the rods which my power I have served your fa. he had pilled before the flocks in ther. the gutters in the watering-tronghs 7 And your father hatb deceiv. when the flocks came to drink; ed me, and changed my wages ten that they should conceive when times: but God suffered him not they came to drink.
to hurt me. 39 And the flocks conceived be- 8 If he said thus, The speckled fore the rods, and brought forth shall be thy wages; then all the cattle ring-streaked, speckled, and cattle bare speckled : and if he spotted.
said thus, The ring-streaked shall 40 And Jacob did separate the be thy hire: then bare all the cat. lambs, and set the faces of the tle ring-streaked. flocks toward the ring-streaked, t 9 Thus God hath taken away and all the brown in the flock of the cattle of your father, and Laban: and he put his own flocks given them to me. by themselves, and put them not 10 And it came to pass at the unto Laban's cattle.
time that the cattle conceived, that 41 And it came to pass whenso- I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in ever the stronger cattle did con- a dream, and behold, the rams ceive, that Jacob laid the rods be- which leaped upon the cattle were fore the eyes of the cattle in the ring-streaked, speckled, and grizgutters, that they might conceive zled. among the rods.
1* 11 And the angel of God spake 42 But when the cattle were unto me in a dream, saying, Jafeeble, he put them not in : so the cob: And I said, Here am I. seebler were Laban's, and the 12 And he said, Lift up now stronger Jacob's.
thine eyes and see, all the rams f 43 And the man increased ex- which leap upon the cattle are ceedingly, and had much cattle, ring-streaked, speckled, and grizand maid-servants, and men-ser- zled: for I have seen all that Lavants, and camels, and asses. ban doeth unto thee. CHAP. XXXI.
1* 13 I am the God of Beth-el, ND he heard the words of where thou anointedst the pillar,
unto me : now arise, get thee out hast stolen away unawares to me, from this land, and return unto the and carried away my daughters, land of thy kindred.
as captives taken with the sword? 14 And Rachel and Leah an- 27 Wherefore didst thou flee swered, and said unto him, Is there away secretly, and steal away yet any portion or inheritance for from me, and didst not tell me, us in our father's house? that I might have sent thee away
15 Are we not counted of him with mirth, and with songs, with strangers? for he hath sold us, and tabret, and with harp? hath quite devoured also our mo- 28 And hast not suffered me to ney.
kiss my sons, and my daughters? 16 For all the riches which God thou hast now done foolishly in 80 hath taken from our father, that is doing. ours, and our children's : now then, c 29 It is in the power of my hand whatsoever God hath said unto to do you burt: but the God of thee, do.
your father spake unto me yester17 ? Then Jacob rose up, and night, saying, Take thou heed that set his sons and his wives upon thou speak not to Jacob either camels ;
good or bad. & 18. And he carried away all his 30 And now, though thou wouldcattle, and all his goods which he est needs be gone, because thou had gotten, the cattle of his get- sore longedst after thy father's ting, which he had gotten in Pa- house; yet wherefore hast thou dan-aram; for to go to Isaac his stolen my gods? father in the land of Canaan. f 31 And Jacob answered and * 19 And Laban went to shear said to Laban, Because I was his sheep: and Rachel had stolen afraid: for I said, Peradventure the images that were her father's. thou wouldest take by force thy § 20 And Jacob stole away una- daughters from me. wares to Laban the Syrian, in that 32 With whomsoever thou findhe told him not that he fled. est thy gods, let him not live: be
21 So he fled with all that he fore our brethren discern thou had; and he rose up, and passed what is thine with me, and take it over the river, and set his face to thee: for Jacob knew not that toward the mount Gilead. Rachel had stolen tbem. f 22 And it was told Laban on 33 And Laban went into Jacobs the third day, that Jacob was fled. tent, and into Leah's tent, and into
23 And he took his brethren the two maid-servants' tents; but with him, and pursued after him he found them not. Then went seven days' journey : and they he out of Leah's tent, and entered overtook him in the mount Gilead. into Rachel's tent. v 24 And God came to Laban the f 34 Now Rachel had taken the Syrian in a dream by night, and images, and put them in the casaid unto him. Take heed that thou mel's furniture, and sat upon them. speak not to Jacob either good or And Laban searched all the tent, bad.
but found them not. f 25 Then Laban overtook Ja- u 35 And she said to her father, cob. Now Jacob had pitched his Let it not displease my lord that I tent in the mount: and Laban cannot rise up before thee; for the with his brethren pitched in the custom of women is upon me. mount of Gilead.
And he searched, but found not 26 And Laban said to Jacob, the images. What hast thou done, that thou f 36 s And Jacob was wroth,
and chode with Laban: and Jacob, f 46 And Jacob said unto his answered, and said to Laban, brethren, Gather stones; and they What is my trespass? what is my took stones, and made a heap: and sin, that thou hast so hotly pursu- they did eat there upon the heap. ed after me?
n 47 And Laban called it Jegar. 37 Whereas thou hast searched sahadutha: but Jacob called it Ga. all my stuff, what hast thou found leed: of all thy household-stuff? set it 48 And Laban said, This heap here before my brethren, and thy is a witness between me and thee brethren, that they may judge be- this day. Therefore was the name twixt us both.
of it called Galeed: 38 This twenty years have I g 49 And Mizpah ; for he said, been with thee; thy ewes and thy The LORD watch between me and she-goats have not cast their young, thee, when we are absent one from and the rams of thy flock have 1 another. not eaten.
f 50 If thou shalt afflict my c 39 That which was torn of beasts, daughters, or if thou shalt take I brought not unto thee; I bare the other wives besides my daughters; loss of it; of my hand didst thou no man is with us; see, God is require it, whether stolen by day, witness betwixt me and thee. or stolen by night.
51 And Laban said to Jacob, 40 Thus I was; in the day the Behold this heap, and behold this drought consumed me, and the pillar, which I have cast betwixt frost by night; and my sleep de- me and thee; parted from mine eyes.
52. This heap be witness, and 41 Thus have I been twenty this pillar be witness, that I will: years in thy house: I served thee not pass over this heap to thee, fourteen years for thy two daugh- and that thou shalt not pass over ters, and six years for thy cattle: this heap and this pillar unto me, and thou hast changed my wages for harm. ten times.
t 53 The God of Abraham, and t 42 Except the God of my father, the God of Nahor, the God of their the God of Abraham, and the fear father, judge betwixt us. And of Isaac had been with me, surely Jacob sware by the fear of his thou hadst sent me away now father Isaac. empty. God hath seen mine afflic- d 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice tion, and the labour of my hands, upon the mount, and called his and rebuked thee yesternight. brethren to eat bread; and they f 43 $ And Laban answered, and did eat bread, and tarried all night said unto Jacob, These daughters in the mount. are my daughters, and these chil- f 55 And early in the morning dren are my children, and these Laban rose up, and kissed his sons cattle are my cattle, and all that and bis daughters, and blessed thou seest is mine; and what can them: and Laban departed, and I do this day unto these my daugh- returned unto his place. ters, or unto their children which
CHAP. XXXII. they have borne?
and the angels of God met let us make a covenant, I and him. thou; and let it be for a witness n 2 And when Jacob saw them, between me and thee.
he said, This is God's host: and o 45 And Jacob took a stone, and he called the name of that place set it up for a pillar.
44. Now therefore come thou," A napadacob went on his way.
& 3 And Jacobsent messengers 14 Two hundred she-goats and before him to Esau his brother, twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes unto the land of Seir, the country and twenty rams, of Edom.
15. Thirty milch camels with f 4 And he commanded them, say, their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, ing, Thus shall ye speak unto my twenty she-asses and ten foals. lord Esau ; Thy servant Jacob 16 And he delivered them into saith thus, I have sojourned with the hand of his servants, every Laban, and stayed there until now: drove by themselves; and said un§ 5 And I have oxen, and asses, to his servants, Pass over before flocks, and men-servants, and wo-me, and put a space betwixt drove men-servants: and I have sent to and drove. tell my lord, that I may find grace 17 And he commanded the forein thy sight.
most, saying, When Esau my bro$ 6'1 And the messengers return ther meeteth thee, and asketh ed to Jacob, saying, We came to thee, saying, Whose art thou? thy brother Esau, and also he co- and whither goest thou and whose meth to meet thee, and four hun- are these before thee? dred men with him.
18 Then thou shalt say, They ? Then Jacob was greatly afraid, be thy servant Jacob's: it is a preand distressed: and he divided the sent sent unto my lord Esau: and people that was with him, and the behold also he is behind us. flocks, and herds, and the camels f 19 And so commanded be the into two bands;
second, and the third, and all that 8 And said, If Esau come to followed the droves, saying, On the one company, and smite it, this manner shall ye speak unto then the other company wbich is Esau, when ye find him. left shall escape.
k 20 And say ye moreover, Bed9f And Jacob said, O God of hold, thy servant Jacob is behind my father Abraham, and God of us. For he said, I will appease my father Isaac, the LORD which him with the present that goeth saidst unto me, Return unto thy before me, and afterward I will country, and to thy kindred, and see his face; peradventure he will I will deal well with thee: accept of me. « 10 I am not worthy of the least 21 So went the present over beof all the mercies, and of all the fore him; and himself lodged that truth, which thou hast shewed un- night in the company. to thy servant: for with my staff f 22 And he rose up that night, passed over this Jordan, and now and took his two wives, and his I am become two bands.
two women-servants, and his ele11 Deliver me, I pray thee, ven sons, and passed over the ford from the hand of my brother, from Jabbok. the hand of Esau: for I fear him, 23 And he took them, and sent lest he will come and smite me, them over the brook, and sent over and the mother with the children that he had.
12 And thou saidst, I will surely a 24 9 And Jacob was left alone; do thee good, and make thy seed and there wrestled a man with as the sand of the sea, which can- him, until the breaking of the not be numbered for multitude. day. f 13 I And he lodged there that 25 And when he saw that he same night, and took of that which prevailed not against him, he came to his hand a present for Esau touched the hollow of his thigh: his brother;
land the hollow of Jacob's thigh