Gênesis

1. And Jehovah had said to Abram, Go out of thy land, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to the land that I will shew thee.

2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

3. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4. And Abram departed as Jehovah had said to him. And Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of Haran.

5. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had acquired, and the souls that they had obtained in Haran, and they went out to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

6. And Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7. And Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land. And there he built an altar to Jehovah who had appeared to him.

8. And he removed thence towards the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, {having} Bethel toward the west, and Ai toward the east; and there he built an altar to Jehovah, and called on the name of Jehovah.

9. And Abram moved onward, going on still toward the south.

10. And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was grievous in the land.

11. And it came to pass when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a woman fair to look upon.

12. And it will come to pass when the Egyptians see thee, that they will say, She is his wife; and they will slay me, and save thee alive.

13. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me on thy account, and my soul may live because of thee.

14. And it came to pass when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

15. And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

16. And he treated Abram well on her account; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and bondmen, and bondwomen, and she-asses, and camels.

17. And Jehovah plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

18. And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this thou hast done to me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

19. Why didst thou say, She is my sister, so that I took her as my wife. And now, behold, there is thy wife: take {her}, and go away.

20. And Pharaoh commanded {his} men concerning him, and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

1. And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, towards the south.

2. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3. And he went on his journeys from the south as far as Bethel; as far as the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai;

4. to the place of the altar that he had made there at the first. And there Abram called on the name of Jehovah.

5. And Lot also who went with Abram had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6. And the land could not support them, that they might dwell together, for their property was great; and they could not dwell together.

7. And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

8. And Abram said to Lot, I pray thee let there be no contention between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen, for we are brethren.

9. Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if to the left, then I will take the right; and if to the right, then I will take the left.

10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of the Jordan that it was thoroughly watered, before Jehovah had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah; as the garden of Jehovah, like the land of Egypt, as one goes to Zoar.

11. And Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan; and Lot went toward the east. And they separated the one from the other:

12. Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan; and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched tents as far as Sodom.

13. And the people of Sodom were wicked, and great sinners before Jehovah.

14. And Jehovah said to Abram, after that Lot had separated himself from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward and southward and eastward and westward;

15. for all the land that thou seest will I give to thee, and to thy seed for ever.

16. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if any one can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also will be numbered.

17. Arise, walk through the land according to the length of it and according to the breadth of it; for I will give it to thee.

18. Then Abram moved {his} tents, and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron. And he built there an altar to Jehovah.

1. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel the king of Shinar, Arioch the king of El-lasar, Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and Tidal the king of nations,

2. {that} they made war with Bera the king of Sodom, and with Birsha the king of Gomorrah, Shinab the king of Admah, and Shemeber the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

3. All these were joined in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

4. Twelve years had they served Chedorlaomer; and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-Kirjathaim,

6. and the Horites on their mount Seir, to El-Paran, which is by the wilderness.

7. And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelt at Hazazon-Tamar.

8. And the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar, went out, and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim,

9. with Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and Tidal the king of nations, and Amraphel the king of Shinar, and Arioch the king of Ellasar-four kings with the five.

10. And the vale of Siddim was full of pits of asphalt. And the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled to the mountain.

11. And they took all the property of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and departed.

12. And they took Lot and his property, Abram's brother's son, and departed. For he dwelt in Sodom.

13. And one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew. And he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol, and the brother of Aner. And these were Abram's allies.

14. And Abram heard that his brother was taken captive; and he led out his trained {servants}, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued {them} as far as Dan.

15. And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smote them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is to the left of Damascus.

16. And he brought back all the property, and brought again his brother Lot and his property, and the women also, and the people.

17. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after he had returned from smiting Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, into the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's valley.

18. And Melchisedec king of Salem brought out bread and wine. And he was priest of the Most High *God.

19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High *God, possessor of heavens and earth.

20. And blessed be the Most High *God, who has delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him the tenth of all.

21. And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the souls, and take the property for thyself.

22. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to Jehovah, the Most High *God, possessor of heavens and earth,

23. if from a thread even to a sandal-thong, yes, if of all that is thine, I take {anything}...; that thou mayest not say, I have made Abram rich;

24. save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, let them take their portion.

1. After these things the word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, thy exceeding great reward.

2. And Abram said, Lord Jehovah, what wilt thou give me? seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus.

3. And Abram said, Lo, to me thou hast given no seed, and behold, a son of my house will be mine heir.

4. And behold, the word of Jehovah {came} to him, saying, This shall not be thine heir, but he that will come forth out of thy body shall be thine heir.

5. And he led him out, and said, Look now toward the heavens, and number the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said to him, So shall thy seed be!

6. And he believed Jehovah; and he reckoned it to him {as} righteousness.

7. And he said to him, I am Jehovah who brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give thee this land to possess it.

8. And he said, Lord Jehovah, how shall I know that I shall possess it?

9. And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

10. And he took all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid the half of each opposite its fellow; but the birds he did not divide.

11. And the birds of prey came down on the carcases; and Abram scared them away.

12. And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.

13. And he said to Abram, Know assuredly that thy seed will be a sojourner in a land {that is} not theirs, and they shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.

14. But also that nation which they shall serve I will judge; and afterwards they shall come out with great property.

15. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

16. And {in the} fourth generation they shall come hither again; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17. And it came to pass when the sun had gone down, and it was dark, that behold, there was a smoking furnace, and a flame of fire which passed between those pieces.

18. On the same day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates;

19. the Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20. and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaim,

21. and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

1. And Sarai Abram's wife did not bear him {children}. And she had an Egyptian maidservant; and her name was Hagar.

2. And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, Jehovah has shut me up, that I do not bear. Go in, I pray thee, to my maidservant: it may be that I shall be built up by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

3. And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar, the Egyptian, her maidservant, at the end of ten years that Abram had dwelt in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram, as his wife.

4. And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was lightly esteemed in her eyes.

5. And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be on thee! I have given my maidservant into thy bosom; and now she sees that she has conceived, I am lightly esteemed in her eyes. Jehovah judge between me and thee!

6. And Abram said to Sarai, Behold, thy maidservant is in thy hand: do to her what is good in thine eyes. And Sarai oppressed her; and she fled from her face.

7. And the Angel of Jehovah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.

8. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maidservant, whence comest thou? and whither art thou going? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9. And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

10. And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

11. And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael, because Jehovah hath hearkened to thy affliction.

12. And he will be a wild-ass of a man, his hand against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell before the face of all his brethren.

13. And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, Thou art the *God who reveals himself, for she said, Also here have I seen after he has revealed himself.

14. Therefore the well was named Beer-lahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15. And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

16. And Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

1. And Abram was ninety-nine years old, when Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said to him, I {am} the Almighty *God: walk before my face, and be perfect.

2. And I will set my covenant between me and thee, and will very greatly multiply thee.

3. And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,

4. It is I: behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of a multitude of nations.

5. And thy name shall no more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.

6. And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

7. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to thee, and to thy seed after thee.

8. And I give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojourning, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be a God to them.

9. And God said to Abraham, And {as for} thee, thou shalt keep my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee in their generations.

10. This is my covenant which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee-that every male among you be circumcised.

11. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and {that} shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

12. And at eight days old shall every male in your generations be circumcised among you-he who is born in the house, and he who is bought with money, any stranger who is not of thy seed.

13. He who is born in thy house, and he who is bought with thy money, must be circumcised; and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

14. And the uncircumcised male who hath not been circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his peoples: he hath broken my covenant.

15. And God said to Abraham, {As to} Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

16. And I will bless her, and I will give thee a son also of her; and I will bless her, and she shall become nations: kings of peoples shall be of her.

17. And Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall {a child} be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?

18. And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee!

19. And God said, Sarah thy wife shall indeed bear thee a son; and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.

20. And for Ishmael I have heard thee: behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful, and will very greatly multiply him; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

21. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to thee at this appointed time in the next year.

22. And he left off talking with him; and God went up from Abraham.

23. And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money-every male among the people of Abraham's house-and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on that same day, as God had said to him.

24. And Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

25. And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

26. In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son;

27. and all the men of his house, born in his house, or bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

1. And Jehovah appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre. And he sat at the tent-door in the heat of the day.

2. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men standing near him. And when he saw {them}, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself to the earth,

3. and said, Lord, if now I have found favour in thine eyes, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant.

4. Let now a little water be fetched, that ye may wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.

5. And I will fetch a morsel of bread; and refresh yourselves; after that ye shall pass on; for therefore have ye passed on towards your servant. And they said, So do as thou hast said.

6. And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Knead quickly three seahs of wheaten flour, and make cakes.

7. And Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf tender and good, and gave {it} to the attendant; and he hasted to dress it.

8. And he took thick and sweet milk, and the calf that he had dressed, and set {it} before them; and he stood before them under the tree, and they ate.

9. And they said to him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10. And he said, I will certainly return to thee at {this} time of the year, and behold, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah was listening at the tent-door, which was behind him.

11. Now Abraham and Sarah were old {and} advanced in age: it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12. And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old, shall I have pleasure, and my lord old?

13. And Jehovah said to Abraham, Why is this, that Sarah laughs, saying, Shall I indeed bear, when I am become old?

14. Is {any} matter too wonderful for Jehovah? At the time appointed I will return to thee, at {this} time of the year, and Sarah shall have a son.

15. And Sarah denied, saying, I did not laugh; for she was afraid. And he said, No; but thou didst laugh.

16. And the men rose up thence, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to conduct them.

17. And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?

18. Since Abraham shall indeed become a great and mighty nation; and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him.

19. For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice, in order that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham what he hath spoken of him.

20. And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grievous,

21. I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me; and if not, I will know {it}.

22. And the men turned thence, and went towards Sodom; and Abraham remained yet standing before Jehovah.

23. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?

24. There are perhaps fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not forgive the place for the sake of the fifty righteous that are therein?

25. Far be it from thee to do so, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that the righteous should be as the wicked-far be it from thee! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26. And Jehovah said, If I find at Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will forgive all the place for their sakes.

27. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak unto the Lord; I, who am dust and ashes.

28. Perhaps there may want five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city on account of the five? And he said, If I shall find forty-five there, I will not destroy {it}.

29. And he continued yet to speak with him, and said, Perhaps there may be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.

30. And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry that I speak! Perhaps there may be thirty found there. And he said, I will not do it if I find thirty there.

31. And he said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak with the Lord. Perhaps there may be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy {it} for the twenty's sake.

32. And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, that I speak yet but this time! Perhaps there may be ten found there. And he said, I will not destroy {it} for the ten's sake.

33. And Jehovah went away when he had ended speaking to Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.

1. And the two angels came to Sodom at even. And Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed down, the face toward the ground,

2. and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and lodge, and wash your feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, No; but we will pass the night in the open place.

3. And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house. And he made them a repast, and baked unleavened cakes; and they ate.

4. Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, from the youngest to the oldest-all the people from every quarter.

5. And they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that have come in to thee to-night? bring them out to us that we may know them.

6. And Lot went out to them to the entrance, and shut the door after him,

7. and said, I pray you, my brethren, do not wickedly!

8. Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known a man: let me now bring them out to you; and do to them as is good in your sight: only, to these men do nothing; for therefore have they come under the shadow of my roof.

9. And they said, Back there! And they said {again}, This one came to sojourn, and he must be a judge? Now we will deal worse with thee than with them. And they pressed hard on the man-on Lot; and drew near to break the door.

10. And the men stretched out their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.

11. And they smote the men that were at the entrance of the house with blindness, from the smallest to the greatest; and they wearied themselves to find the entrance.

12. And the men said to Lot, Whom hast thou here besides? a son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and all whom thou hast in the city-bring {them} out of the place.

13. For we are going to destroy this place, because the cry of them is great before Jehovah, and Jehovah has sent us to destroy it.

14. And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, Up, go out of this place, for Jehovah will destroy the city. But he was as if he jested, in the sight of his sons-in-law.

15. And as the dawn arose, the angels urged Lot, saying, Up, take thy wife and thy two daughters who are present, lest thou perish in the iniquity of the city.

16. And as he lingered, the men laid hold on his hand, and on the hand of his wife, and on the hand of his two daughters, Jehovah being merciful to him; and they led him out, and set him without the city.

17. And it came to pass when they had brought them outside, that he said, Escape for thy life: look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou perish.

18. And Lot said to them, Not {so}, I pray thee, Lord;

19. behold now, thy servant has found favour in thine eyes, and thou hast magnified thy goodness, which thou hast shewn to me in preserving my soul alive; but I cannot escape to the mountain, lest calamity lay hold on me, that I die.

20. Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is small: I pray thee, let me escape thither-is it not small? -and my soul shall live.

21. And he said to him, Behold, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which thou hast spoken.

22. Haste, escape thither; for I cannot do anything until thou art come there. Therefore the name of the city is called Zoar.

23. The sun rose upon the earth when Lot came to Zoar.

24. And Jehovah rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven,

25. and overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew upon the ground.

26. And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27. And Abraham rose early in the morning {and went} to the place where he had stood before Jehovah;

28. and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, a smoke went up from the land as the smoke of a furnace.

29. And it came to pass when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.

30. And Lot went up from Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar. And he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31. And the first-born said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the land to come in to us after the manner of all the earth:

32. come, let us give our father wine to drink, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve seed alive of our father.

33. And they gave their father wine to drink that night. And the first-born went in, and lay with her father, and he did not know of her lying down, nor of her rising.

34. And it came to pass on the next day that the first-born said to the younger, Lo, I lay last night with my father: let us give him wine to drink to-night also, and go thou in, lie with him, that we may preserve seed alive of our father.

35. And they gave their father wine to drink that night also. And the younger arose, and lay with him; and he did not know of her lying down, nor of her rising.

36. And both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.

37. And the first-born bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites to this day.

38. And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi; the same is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.

1. And Abraham departed thence towards the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned at Gerar.

2. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech the king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art {but} a dead man, because of the woman that thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

4. But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou also kill a righteous nation?

5. Did he not say to me, She is my sister? and she, even she said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and in the innocency of my hands have I done this.

6. And God said to him in a dream, I also knew that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart, and I, too, have withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore have I not suffered thee to touch her.

7. And now, restore the man's wife; for he is a prophet, and will pray for thee, that thou mayest live. And if thou do not restore {her}, know that thou shalt certainly die, thou and all that is thine.

8. And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and spoke all these words in their ears; and the men were greatly afraid.

9. And Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, What hast thou done to us? And in what have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought on me, and on my kingdom, a great sin? Thou hast done to me deeds that ought not to be done.

10. And Abimelech said to Abraham, What hast thou seen that thou hast done this?

11. And Abraham said, Because I said, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me for my wife's sake.

12. But she is also truly my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

13. And it came to pass when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, Let this be thy kindness which thou shalt shew to me: at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

14. And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and bondmen and bondwomen, and gave {them} to Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

15. And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it is good in thine eyes.

16. And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand {pieces} of silver; behold, let that be to thee a covering of the eyes, in respect of all that are with thee, and with all; and she was reproved.

17. And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife and his handmaids, and they bore {children}.

18. For Jehovah had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

1. And Jehovah visited Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did to Sarah as he had spoken.

2. And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

3. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

4. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

5. And Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

6. And Sarah said, God has made me laugh: all that hear will laugh with me.

7. And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, Sarah will suckle children? For I have borne {him} a son in his old age.

8. And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

9. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

10. And she said to Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son-with Isaac.

11. And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

12. And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad and because of thy handmaid: {in} all that Sarah hath said to thee hearken to her voice, for in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.

13. But also the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a flask of water, and gave {it} to Hagar, putting {it} on her shoulder-and the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

15. And the water was exhausted from the flask; and she cast the child under one of the shrubs,

16. and she went and sat down over against {him}, a bow-shot off; for she said, Let me not behold the death of the child. And she sat over against {him}, and lifted up her voice and wept.

17. And God heard the voice of the lad. And the Angel of God called to Hagar from the heavens, and said to her, What {aileth} thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad there, where he is.

18. Arise, take the lad, and hold him in thy hand; for I will make of him a great nation.

19. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the flask with water, and gave the lad drink.

20. And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21. And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22. And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech, and Phichol the captain of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

23. And now swear to me here by God that thou wilt not deal deceitfully with me, nor with my son, nor with my grandson. According to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land in which thou sojournest.

24. And Abraham said, I will swear.

25. And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

26. And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this, neither hast thou told me {of it}, neither have I heard {of it} but to-day.

27. And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

28. And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.

29. And Abimelech said to Abraham, What {mean} these seven ewe-lambs, these which thou hast set by themselves?

30. And he said, That thou take the seven ewe-lambs of my hand, that they may be a witness to me that I have dug this well.

31. Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.

32. And they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the captain of his host, and returned into the land of the Philistines.

33. And {Abraham} planted a tamarisk in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the Eternal *God.

34. And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

1. And it came to pass after these things, that God tried Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! and he said, Here am I.

2. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only {son}, whom thou lovest, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and there offer him up for a burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

3. And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went to the place that God had told him of.

4. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.

5. And Abraham said to his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and the knife, and they went both of them together.

7. And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the sheep for a burnt-offering?

8. And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself with the sheep for a burnt-offering. And they went both of them together.

9. And they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built the altar there, and piled the wood; and he bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10. And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slaughter his son.

11. And the Angel of Jehovah called to him from the heavens, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here am I.

12. And he said, Stretch not out thy hand against the lad, neither do anything to him; for now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only {son}, from me.

13. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son.

14. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said at the present day, On the mount of Jehovah will be provided.

15. And the Angel of Jehovah called to Abraham from the heavens a second time,

16. and said, By myself I swear, saith Jehovah, that, because thou hast done this, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only {son},

17. I will richly bless thee, and greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is on the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18. and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice.

19. And Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

20. And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also has borne sons to thy brother Nahor:

21. Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22. and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23. (And Bethuel begot Rebecca.) These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

24. And his concubine, named Reumah, she also bore Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maacah.

1. And the life of Sarah was a hundred and twenty-seven years: {these were} the years of the life of Sarah.

2. And Sarah died in Kirjath-Arba: that is Hebron, in the land of Canaan. And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

3. And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

4. I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a possession of a sepulchre with you, that I may bury my dead from before me.

5. And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

6. Hear us, my lord: thou art a prince of God among us: in the choicest of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre for burying thy dead.

7. And Abraham rose up, and bowed down to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth,

8. and spoke to them, saying, If it be your will that I should bury my dead from before me, hear me, and entreat for me Ephron the son of Zohar,

9. that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which is his, which is at the end of his field; for the full money let him give it to me amongst you for a possession of a sepulchre.

10. And Ephron was dwelling among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, {even} of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

11. No, my lord: hear me. The field give I thee; and the cave that is in it, to thee I give it; before the eyes of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

12. And Abraham bowed down before the people of the land;

13. and he spoke to Ephron, in the ears of the people of the land, saying, But if only thou wouldst listen to me, I give the money for the field: take {it} of me, and I will bury my dead there.

14. And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,

15. My lord, hearken to me. A field of four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16. And Abraham hearkened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the money that he had named in the ears of the sons of Heth-four hundred shekels of silver, current with the merchant.

17. So the field of Ephron, which was at Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave that was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all its borders round about,

18. were assured to Abraham for a possession before the eyes of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

19. And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah, opposite to Mamre: that is Hebron, in the land of Canaan.

20. And the field and the cave that was in it were assured to Abraham for a possession of a sepulchre by the sons of Heth.

1. And Abraham was old, {and} advanced in age; and Jehovah had blessed Abraham in all things.

2. And Abraham said to his servant, the eldest of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put thy hand, I pray thee, under my thigh,

3. and I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou take not a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am dwelling;

4. but thou shalt go to my land and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

5. And the servant said to him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land: must I, then, bring thy son again in any case to the land from which thou hast removed?

6. And Abraham said to him, Beware that thou bring not my son thither again.

7. Jehovah the God of the heavens, who took me out of my father's house, and out of the land of my nativity, and who has spoken to me, and who has sworn to me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land-he will send his angel before thee, that thou mayest take a wife for my son thence.

8. And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be quit of this my oath: only, bring not my son thither again.

9. And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore unto him concerning that matter.

10. And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; now all the treasure of his master was under his hand; and he arose and went to Aram-naharaim, to the city of Nahor.

11. And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, when the women came out to draw {water}.

12. And he said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, meet me, I pray thee, {with thy blessing} this day, and deal kindly with my master Abraham.

13. Behold, I stand {here} by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.

14. And let it come to pass, {that} the maiden to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and who will say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also, be she whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and hereby I shall know that thou hast dealt kindly with my master.

15. And it came to pass before he had ended speaking, that behold, Rebecca came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother; and {she had} her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16. And the maiden was very fair in countenance; a virgin, and no man had known her. And she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

17. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, sip a little water out of thy pitcher.

18. And she said, Drink, my lord! And she hasted and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him to drink.

19. And when she had given him enough to drink, she said, I will draw {water} for thy camels also, until they have drunk enough.

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

21. And the man was astonished at her, remaining silent, to know whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not.

22. And it came to pass when the camels had drunk enough, that the man took a gold ring, of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands, ten {shekels} weight of gold,

23. and said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Is there room {in} thy father's house for us to lodge?

24. And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.

25. And she said to him, There is straw, and also much provender with us; also room to lodge.

26. And the man stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah,

27. and said, Blessed be Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, who has not withdrawn his loving-kindness and his faithfulness from my master; I being in the way, Jehovah has led me to the house of my master's brethren.

28. And the maiden ran and told these things to her mother's house.

29. And Rebecca had a brother, named Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.

30. And it came to pass when he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister's hand, and when he heard the words of Rebecca his sister, saying, Thus spoke the man to me-that he came to the man, and behold, he was standing by the camels, by the well.

31. And he said, Come in, blessed of Jehovah! why standest thou outside? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32. And the man came into the house; and he ungirded the camels, and gave the camels straw and provender, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who were with him.

33. And there was set {meat} before him to eat; but he said, I will not eat until I have made known my business. And he said, Speak on.

34. And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

35. And Jehovah has blessed my master greatly, and he is become great; and he has given him sheep and cattle, and silver and gold, and bondmen and bondwomen, and camels and asses.

36. And Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master after she had grown old; and unto him has he given all that he has.

37. And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanite, in whose land I am dwelling;

38. but thou shalt by all means go to my father's house and to my family, and take a wife for my son.

39. And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me?

40. And he said to me, Jehovah, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way, that thou mayest take a wife for my son of my family, and out of my father's house.

41. Then shalt thou be quit of my oath, when thou shalt have come to my family. And if they give thee not {one}, thou shalt be quit of my oath.

42. And I came this day to the well, and said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, if now thou wilt prosper my way on which I go,

43. behold, I stand by the well of water, and let it come to pass that the damsel who cometh forth to draw {water}, and to whom I shall say, Give me, I pray thee, a little water out of thy pitcher to drink,

44. and she shall say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels-that she should be the woman whom Jehovah hath appointed for my master's son.

45. Before I ended speaking in my heart, behold, Rebecca came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder, and went down to the well, and drew {water}; and I said to her, Give me, I pray thee, to drink.

46. And she hasted and let down her pitcher from her {shoulder}, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also. And I drank; and she gave the camels drink also.

47. And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands.

48. And I stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah; and I blessed Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, who has led me the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son.

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

50. And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Jehovah: we cannot speak to thee bad or good.

51. Behold, Rebecca is before thee: take {her}, and go away; and let her be wife of thy master's son, as Jehovah has said.

52. And it came to pass, when Abraham's servant heard their words, that he bowed down to the earth before Jehovah.

53. And the servant brought forth silver articles, and gold articles, and clothing, and he gave {them} to Rebecca; and he gave to her brother, and to her mother, precious things.

54. And they ate and drank, he and the men that were with him, and lodged. And they rose up in the morning; and he said, Send me away to my master.

55. And her brother and her mother said, Let the maiden abide with us {some} days, or {say} ten; after that she shall go.

56. And he said to them, Do not hinder me, seeing Jehovah has prospered my way: send me away, and I will go to my master.

57. And they said, Let us call the maiden and inquire at her mouth.

58. And they called Rebecca and said to her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

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

60. And they blessed Rebecca, and said to her, Thou art our sister; mayest thou become thousands of tens of thousands; and may thy seed possess the gate of their enemies!

61. And Rebecca arose, and her maids, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man. And the servant took Rebecca, and went away.

62. And Isaac had just returned from Beer-lahai-roi; for he was dwelling in the south country.

63. And Isaac had gone out to meditate in the fields toward the beginning of evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, camels were coming.

64. And Rebecca lifted up her eyes and saw Isaac, and she sprang off the camel.

65. And she had said to the servant, Who is the man that is walking in the fields to meet us? And the servant said, That is my master! Then she took the veil, and covered herself.

66. And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67. And Isaac led her into his mother Sarah's tent; and he took Rebecca, and she became his wife, and he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after {the death of} his mother.

1. And Abraham took another wife named Keturah.

2. And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3. And Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan; and the sons of Dedan were the Asshurim, and the Letushim, and the Leummim.

4. And the sons of Midian were Ephah, and Epher, and Enoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were sons of Keturah.

5. And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.

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

7. And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: a hundred and seventy-five years.

8. And Abraham expired and died in a good old age, old and full {of days}; and was gathered to his peoples.

9. And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which was opposite to Mamre-

10. the field that Abraham had purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac dwelt at Beer-lahai-roi.

12. And these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's bondwoman, bore to Abraham.

13. And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael by their names according to their generations: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14. and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15. Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedmah.

16. These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, in their hamlets and their encampments-twelve princes of their peoples.

17. And these are the years of the life of Ishmael: a hundred and thirty-seven years; and he expired and died, and was gathered to his peoples.

18. And they dwelt from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite to Egypt, as one goes towards Assyria. He settled before the face of all his brethren.

19. And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begot Isaac.

20. And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebecca as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.

21. And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived.

22. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If {it be} so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.

23. And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; And one people shall be stronger than the other people, And the elder shall serve the younger.

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

25. And the first came out red-all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

26. And after that came his brother out; and his hand took hold of Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.

27. And the boys grew, and Esau became a man skilled in hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob was a homely man, dwelling in tents.

28. And Isaac loved Esau, because venison was to his taste; and Rebecca loved Jacob.

29. And Jacob had cooked a dish; and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.

30. And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with the red-the red thing there, for I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom.

31. And Jacob said, Sell me now thy birthright.

32. And Esau said, Behold, I am going to die, and of what use can the birthright be to me?

33. And Jacob said, Swear unto me now. And he swore unto him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

34. And Jacob gave Esau bread and the dish of lentils; and he ate and drank, and rose up and went away. Thus Esau despised the birthright.

1. And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine which had been in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech the king of the Philistines, to Gerar.

2. And Jehovah appeared to him and said, Go not down to Egypt: dwell in the land that I shall tell thee of.

3. Sojourn in this land; and I will be with thee and bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries; and I will perform the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father.

4. And I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and unto thy seed will I give all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves-

5. because that Abraham hearkened to my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6. And Isaac dwelt at Gerar.

7. And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, She is my sister; for he feared to say, my wife, {saying to himself,} Lest the men of the place slay me on account of Rebecca-because she was fair in countenance.

8. And it came to pass when he had been there some time, that Abimelech the king of the Philistines looked out of the window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was dallying with Rebecca his wife.

9. Then Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, she is certainly thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? and Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I die on account of her.

10. And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done to us? But a little and one of the people might have lain with thy wife, and thou wouldest have brought a trespass on us.

11. And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall certainly be put to death.

12. And Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold; and Jehovah blessed him.

13. And the man became great, and he became continually greater, until he was very great.

14. And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a great number of servants; and the Philistines envied him.

15. And all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped them and filled them with earth.

16. And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go from us; for thou art become much mightier than we.

17. And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his camp in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18. And Isaac dug again the wells of water that they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and that the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham; and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

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

20. But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him.

21. And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah.

22. And he removed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Rehoboth, and said, For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

23. And he went up thence to Beer-sheba.

24. And Jehovah appeared to him the same night, and said, I am 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.

25. And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of Jehovah. And he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.

26. And Abimelech, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol the captain of his host, went to him from Gerar.

27. And Isaac said to them, Why are ye come to me, seeing ye hate me, and have driven me away from you?

28. And they said, We saw certainly that Jehovah is with thee; and we said, Let there be then an oath between us-between us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee,

29. that thou wilt do us no wrong, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done to thee nothing but good, and have let thee go in peace; thou art now blessed of Jehovah.

30. And he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.

31. And they rose early in the morning, and swore one to another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

32. And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well that they had dug, and said to him, We have found water.

33. And he called it Shebah; therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.

34. And Esau was forty years old, when he took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basmath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

35. And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and to Rebecca.

1. And it came to pass when Isaac had become old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, that he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, My son! And he said to him, Here am I.

2. And he said, Behold now, I am become old; I know not the day of my death.

3. And now, I pray thee, take thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field and hunt me venison,

4. and prepare me a savoury dish such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, in order that my soul may bless thee before I die.

5. And Rebecca heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt venison, to bring it.

6. And Rebecca spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak to Esau thy brother, saying,

7. Bring me venison, and prepare me a savoury dish, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah, before my death.

8. And now, my son, hearken to my voice in that which I command thee.

9. Go, I pray thee, to the flock, and fetch me thence two good kids of the goats. And I will make of them a savoury dish for thy father, such as he loves.

10. And thou shalt bring {it} to thy father, that he may eat, in order that he may bless thee before his death.

11. And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

12. My father perhaps will feel me, and I shall be in his sight as one who mocks {him}, and I shall bring a curse on me, and not a blessing.

13. And his mother said to him, On me {be} thy curse, my son! Only hearken to my voice, and go, fetch {them}.

14. And he went, and fetched and brought {them} to his mother. And his mother prepared a savoury dish such as his father loved.

15. And Rebecca took the clothes of her elder son Esau, the costly ones which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son;

16. and she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck;

17. and she gave the savoury dishes and the bread that she had prepared into the hand of her son Jacob.

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

19. And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn. I have done according as thou didst say to me. Arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.

20. And Isaac said to his son, How is it that thou hast found {it} so quickly, my son? And he said, Because Jehovah thy God put {it} in my way.

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

22. And Jacob drew near to 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 did not discern him, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; and he blessed him.

24. And he said, Art thou really my son Esau? And he said, It is I.

25. And he said, Bring {it} near to me, that I may eat of my son's venison, in order that my soul may bless thee. And he brought {it} near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.

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

27. And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelt the smell of his clothes, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Jehovah hath blessed.

28. And God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of corn and new wine.

29. Let peoples serve thee, And races bow down to thee. Be lord over thy brethren, And let thy mother's sons bow down to thee. Cursed be they that curse thee, And blessed be they that bless thee.

30. And it came to pass when Isaac had ended blessing Jacob, and when Jacob was only just gone out from Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came from his hunting.

31. And he also had prepared savoury dishes, and he brought {them} in to his father, and said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.

32. And Isaac his father said to him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau.

33. Then Isaac trembled with exceeding great trembling, and said, Who was he, then, that hunted venison and brought {it} to me? And I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him; also blessed he shall be.

34. When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me-me also, my father!

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

36. And he said, Is it not therefore he was named Jacob, for he has supplanted me now twice? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

37. And Isaac answered and said to Esau, Behold, I have made him lord over thee, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants, and with corn and new wine have I supplied him-and what can I do now for thee, my son?

38. And Esau said to his father, Hast thou then but one blessing, my father? bless me-me also, my father! And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.

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

40. And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

41. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, and I will slay my brother Jacob.

42. And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebecca. And she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, comforts himself that he will kill thee.

43. And now, my son, hearken to my voice, and arise, flee to Laban my brother, to Haran;

44. and abide with him some days, until thy brother's fury turn away-

45. until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget what thou hast done to him; then I will send and fetch thee thence. Why should I be bereaved even of you both in one day?

46. And Rebecca said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good should my life do me?

1. And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2. Arise, go to Padan-Aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, and take a wife thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

3. And the Almighty *God bless thee, and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, that thou mayest become a company of peoples.

4. And may he give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee and to thy seed with thee, in order that thou mayest possess the land of thy sojourning, which God gave to Abraham!

5. And Isaac sent away Jacob; and he went to Padan-Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

6. And Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-Aram, to take a wife thence, blessing him, and giving him a charge saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

7. and {that} Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-Aram.

8. And Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan were evil in the sight of Isaac his father.

9. And Esau went to Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.

10. And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went towards Haran.

11. And he lighted on a certain place, and lodged there, because the sun had set. And he took {one} of the stones of the place, and made {it} his pillow, and lay down in that place.

12. And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to the heavens. And behold, angels of God ascended and descended upon it.

13. And behold, Jehovah stood above it. And he said, I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land on which thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.

14. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt 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.

15. And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all {places} to which thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done what I have spoken to thee of.

16. And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew {it} not.

17. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18. And Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had made his pillow, and set it up {for} a pillar, and poured oil on the top of it.

19. And he called the name of that place Beth-el; but the name of that city was Luz at the first.

20. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and keep me on this road that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and a garment to put on,

21. and I come again to my father's house in peace-then shall Jehovah be my God.

22. And this stone, which I have set up {for} a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that thou wilt give me I will without fail give the tenth to thee.

1. And Jacob continued his journey, and went into the land of the children of the east.

2. And he looked, and behold, there was a well in the fields, and behold there, three flocks of sheep were lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks, and a great stone was at the mouth of the well.

3. And when all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the mouth of the well in its place.

4. And Jacob said to them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

5. And he said to them, Do ye know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We do know {him}.

6. And he said to them, Is he well? And they said, {He is} well; and behold, there comes Rachel his daughter with the sheep.

7. And he said, Behold, it is yet high day; it is not time that the cattle should be gathered together; water the sheep, and go, feed {them}.

8. And they said, We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well, and we water the sheep.

9. While he was still speaking to them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

10. And it came to pass when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep of Laban his mother's brother.

11. And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.

12. And Jacob told Rachel that he was a brother of her father, and that he was Rebecca's son; and she ran and told her father.

13. And it came to pass when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his 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.

14. And Laban said to him, Thou art indeed my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him a month's time.

15. And Laban said to Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou serve me for nothing? tell me, what shall be thy wages?

16. And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger, Rachel.

17. And the eyes of Leah were tender; but Rachel was of beautiful form and beautiful countenance.

18. And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

19. And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

20. And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.

21. And Jacob said to Laban, Give {me} my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.

22. And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

23. And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in to her.

24. And Laban gave to her Zilpah, his maidservant, to be maidservant to Leah his daughter.

25. And it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done to me? Have I not served thee for Rachel? Why then hast thou deceived me?

26. And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.

27. Fulfil the week {with} this one: then we will give thee the other one also, for the service that thou shalt serve me yet seven other years.

28. And Jacob did so, and fulfilled the week {with} this one, and he gave him Rachel his daughter to be his wife.

29. And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah, his maidservant, to be her maidservant.

30. And he went in also to Rachel; and he loved also Rachel more than Leah. And he served with him yet seven other years.

31. And when Jehovah saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

32. And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and called his name Reuben; for she said, Because Jehovah has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.

33. And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, Because Jehovah has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this one also; and she called his name Simeon.

34. And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, Now this time will my husband be united to me, for I have borne him three sons; therefore was his name called Levi.

35. And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, This time will I praise Jehovah; therefore she called his name Judah. And she ceased to bear.

1. And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

2. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, Am I in God's stead, who has withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

3. And she said, Behold, there is my maid, Bilhah: go in to her, in order that she may bear on my knees, and I may also be built up by her.

4. And she gave him Bilhah her maidservant as wife, and Jacob went in to her.

5. And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.

6. And Rachel said, God has done me justice, and has also heard my voice, and given me a son; therefore she called his name Dan.

7. And Bilhah Rachel's maidservant again conceived, and bore Jacob a second son.

8. And Rachel said, Wrestlings of God have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed; and she called his name Naphtali.

9. And when Leah saw that she had ceased to bear, she took Zilpah her maidservant and gave her to Jacob as wife.

10. And Zilpah Leah's maidservant bore Jacob a son.

11. And Leah said, Fortunately! and she called his name Gad.

12. And Zilpah Leah's maidservant bore Jacob a second son.

13. And Leah said, Happy am I; for the daughters will call me blessed! and she called his name Asher.

14. And Reuben went out in the days of wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the fields; and he brought them to his mother Leah. And Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

15. And she said to her, Is it {too} little that thou hast taken my husband, that thou wilt take my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.

16. And when Jacob came from the fields in the evening, Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in to me, for indeed I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17. And God hearkened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.

18. And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I have given my maidservant to my husband; and she called his name Issachar.

19. And Leah again conceived, and bore Jacob a sixth son;

20. and Leah said, God has endowed me with a good dowry; this time will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons. And she called his name Zebulun.

21. And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

22. And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

23. And she conceived, and bore a son, and said, God has taken away my reproach.

24. And she called his name Joseph; and said, Jehovah will add to me another son.

25. And it came to pass when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my place and to my country.

26. Give {me} my wives for whom I have served thee, and my children; that I may go away, for thou knowest my service which I have served thee.

27. And Laban said to him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes-I have discovered that Jehovah has blessed me for thy sake.

28. And he said, Appoint to me thy wages, and I will give it.

29. And he said to him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and what thy cattle has become with me.

30. For it was little that thou hadst before me, and it is increased to a multitude, and Jehovah has blessed thee from the time I came; and now, when shall I also provide for my house?

31. And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me anything. If thou doest this for me, I will again feed {and} keep thy flock:

32. I will pass through all thy flock to-day, to remove thence all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and {that} shall be my hire.

33. And my righteousness shall answer for me hereafter, when thou comest about my hire, before thy face: all that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the lambs, let that be stolen with me.

34. And Laban said, Well, let it be according to thy word.

35. And he removed that day the he-goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the brown among the lambs, and gave {them} into the hand of his sons.

36. And he put three days' journey between himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flock.

37. And Jacob took fresh rods of white poplar, almond-tree, and maple; and peeled off white stripes in them, uncovering the white which was on the rods.

38. And he set the rods which he had peeled before the flock, in the troughs at the watering-places where the flock came to drink, and they were ardent when they came to drink.

39. And the flock was ardent before the rods; and the flock brought forth ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

40. And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flock toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he made himself separate flocks, and did not put them with Laban's flock.

41. And it came to pass whensoever the strong cattle were ardent, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might become ardent among the rods;

42. but when the sheep were feeble, he put {them} not in; so the feeble were Laban's, and the strong Jacob's.

43. And the man increased very, very much, and had much cattle, and bondwomen, and bondmen, and camels, and asses.

1. And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and of what was our father's he has acquired all this glory.

2. And Jacob saw the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as previously.

3. And Jehovah said to Jacob, Return into the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

4. And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the fields to his flock,

5. and said to them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as previously; but the God of my father has been with me.

6. And you know that with all my power I have served your father.

7. And your father has mocked me, and has changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

8. If he said thus; The speckled shall be thy hire, then all the flocks bore speckled; and if he said thus: The ringstraked shall be thy hire, then all the flocks bore ringstraked.

9. And God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given {them} to me.

10. And it came to pass at the time of the ardour of the flocks, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams that leaped upon the flocks were ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

11. And the Angel of God said to me in a dream, Jacob! And I said, Here am I.

12. And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see: all the rams that leap upon the flock are ringstraked, speckled, and spotted; for I have seen all that Laban does to thee.

13. I am the *God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, where thou vowedst a vow to me. Now arise, depart out of this land, and return to the land of thy kindred.

14. And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15. Are we not reckoned of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has even constantly devoured our money.

16. For all the wealth that God has taken from our father is ours and our children's; and now whatever God has said to thee do.

17. And Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels,

18. and carried away all his cattle, and all his property that he had acquired-the cattle of his possessions that he had acquired in Padan-Aram, to go to Isaac his father, into the land of Canaan.

19. And Laban had gone to shear his sheep. And Rachel stole the teraphim that {belonged} to her father.

20. And Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he did not tell him that he fled.

21. And he fled with all that he had; and he rose up and passed over the river, and set his face {toward} mount Gilead.

22. And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled.

23. And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey, and overtook him on mount Gilead.

24. And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

25. And Laban came up with Jacob; and Jacob had pitched his tent on the mountain; Laban also with his brethren pitched on mount Gilead.

26. And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast deceived me, and hast carried away my daughters as captives of war?

27. Why didst thou flee away covertly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have conducted thee with mirth and with songs, with tambour and with harp;

28. and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.

29. It would be in the power of my hand to do you hurt; but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, Take care that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30. And now that thou must needs be gone, because thou greatly longedst after thy father's house, why hast thou stolen my gods?

31. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, I was afraid; for I said, Lest thou shouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

32. With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, he shall not live. Before our brethren discern what is thine with me, and take {it} to thee. But Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.

33. And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two handmaids' tents, and found nothing; and he went out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

34. Now Rachel had taken the teraphim and put them under the camel's saddle; and she sat upon them. And Laban explored all the tent, but found nothing.

35. And she said to her father, Let it not be an occasion of anger in the eyes of my lord that I cannot rise up before thee, for it is with me after the manner of women. And he searched carefully, but did not find the teraphim.

36. And Jacob was angry, and he disputed with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my fault, what my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

37. Whereas thou hast explored all my baggage, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? Set {it} here before my brethren and thy brethren, and let them decide between us both.

38. These twenty years have I been with thee: thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock I have not eaten.

39. What was torn I have not brought to thee; I had to bear the loss of it: of my hand hast thou required it, {whether} stolen by day or stolen by night.

40. Thus it was with me: in the day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.

41. I have been these twenty years in thy house: I have served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

42. Had not the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, been with me, it is certain thou wouldest have sent me away now empty. God has looked upon my affliction and the labour of my hands, and has judged last night.

43. And Laban answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the sons are my sons, and the flock is my flock, and all that thou seest is mine; but as for my daughters, what can I do this day to them, or to their sons whom they have brought forth?

44. And now, come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be a witness between me and thee.

45. And Jacob took a stone, and set it up {for} a pillar.

46. And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones. And they took stones, and made a heap, and ate there upon the heap.

47. And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed.

48. And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed,

49. -and Mizpah; for he said, Let Jehovah watch between me and thee, when we shall be hidden one from another:

50. if thou shouldest afflict my daughters, or if thou shouldest take wives besides my daughters, -no man is with us; see, God is witness between me and thee!

51. And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar which I have set up between me and thee:

52. {let} this heap be witness, and the pillar a witness, that neither I pass this heap {to go} to thee, nor thou pass this heap and this pillar {to come} to me, for harm.

53. The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us! And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

54. And Jacob offered a sacrifice upon the mountain, and invited his brethren to eat bread: and they ate bread, and lodged on the mountain.

55. And Laban rose early in the morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them; and Laban went and returned to his place.

1. And Jacob went on his way; and the angels of God met him.

2. And when Jacob saw them he said, This is the camp of God. And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

3. And Jacob sent messengers before his face to Esau his brother, into the land of Seir, the fields of Edom.

4. And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak to my lord, to Esau: Thy servant Jacob speaks thus-With Laban have I sojourned and tarried until now;

5. and I have oxen, and asses, sheep, and bondmen, and bondwomen; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in thine eyes.

6. And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother, to Esau; and he also is coming to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

7. Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and was distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the sheep and the cattle and the camels, into two troops.

8. And he said, If Esau come to the one troop and smite it, then the other troop which is left shall escape.

9. And Jacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Jehovah, who saidst unto me: Return into thy country and to thy kindred, and I will do thee good,

10. -I am too small for all the loving-kindness and all the faithfulness that thou hast shewn unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two troops.

11. Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, {and} the mother with the children.

12. And thou saidst, I will certainly deal well with thee, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

13. And he lodged there that night; and took of what came to his hand a gift for Esau his brother-

14. two hundred she-goats, and twenty he-goats; two hundred ewes, and twenty rams;

15. thirty milch camels with their colts; forty kine, and ten bulls; twenty she-asses, and ten young asses.

16. And he delivered {them} into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself; and he said to his servants, Go on before me, and put a space between drove and drove.

17. And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets thee, and asks thee, saying, Whose art thou, and where goest thou, and whose are these before thee?

18. -then thou shalt say, Thy servant Jacob's: it is a gift sent to my lord, to Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.

19. And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, According to this word shall ye speak to Esau when ye find him.

20. And, moreover, ye shall say, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will propitiate him with the gift that goes before me, and afterwards I will see his face: perhaps he will accept me.

21. And the gift went over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

22. And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two maidservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok;

23. and he took them and led them over the river, and led over what he had.

24. And Jacob remained alone; and a man wrestled with him until the rising of the dawn.

25. And when he saw that he did not prevail against him, he touched the joint of his thigh; and the joint of Jacob's thigh was dislocated as he wrestled with him.

26. And he said, Let me go, for the dawn ariseth. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.

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

28. And he said, Thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast wrestled with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.

29. And Jacob asked and said, Tell {me}, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, How is it that thou askest after my name? And he blessed him there.

30. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel-For I have seen God face to face, and my life has been preserved.

31. And as he passed over Peniel, the sun rose upon him; and he limped upon his hip.

32. Therefore the children of Israel do not eat of the sinew that is over the joint of the thigh, to this day; because he touched the joint of Jacob's thigh-the sinew.

1. And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he distributed the children to Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two maidservants:

2. and he put the maidservants and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindmost.

3. And he passed on before them, and bowed to the earth seven times, until he came near to his brother.

4. And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they wept.

5. And he lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children that God has graciously given thy servant.

6. And the maidservants drew near, they and their children, and they bowed.

7. And Leah also, with her children, drew near, and they bowed. And lastly Joseph drew near, and Rachel, and they bowed.

8. And he said, What {meanest} thou by all the drove which I met? And he said, To find favour in the eyes of my lord.

9. And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let what thou hast be thine.

10. And Jacob said, No, I pray thee; if now I have found favour in thine eyes, then receive my gift from my hand; for therefore have I seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou hast received me with pleasure.

11. Take, I pray thee, my blessing which has been brought to thee; because God has been gracious to me, and because I have everything. And he urged him, and he took {it}.

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

13. And he said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and the suckling sheep and kine are with me; and if they should overdrive them only one day, all the flock would die.

14. Let my lord, I pray thee, pass on before his servant, and I will drive on at my ease according to the pace of the cattle that is before me, and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord, to Seir.

15. And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee {some} of the people that are with me. And he said, What need? Let me find favour in the eyes of my lord.

16. And Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

17. And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built himself a house, and for his cattle he made booths. Therefore the name of the place was called Succoth.

18. And Jacob came safely {to the} city Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-Aram; and he encamped before the city.

19. And he bought the portion of the field where he had spread his tent, of the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred kesitahs.

20. And there he set up an altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

1. And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

2. And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

3. And his soul fastened on Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the maiden, and spoke consolingly to the maiden.

4. And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Take me this girl as wife.

5. And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his cattle in the fields, and Jacob said nothing until they came.

6. And Hamor the father of Shechem came out to Jacob, to speak to him.

7. And the sons of Jacob came from the fields when they heard {it}; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had wrought what was disgraceful in Israel, in lying with Jacob's daughter, which thing ought not to be done.

8. And Hamor spoke to them, saying, My son Shechem's soul cleaves to your daughter: I pray you, give her to him as wife.

9. And make marriages with us: give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you.

10. And dwell with us, and the land shall be before you: dwell and trade in it, and get yourselves possessions in it.

11. And Shechem said to her father and to her brethren, Let me find favour in your eyes; and what ye shall say to me I will give.

12. Impose on me very much as dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me; but give me the maiden as wife.

13. And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and spoke-because he had defiled Dinah their sister-

14. and said to them, We cannot do this, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that {were} a reproach to us.

15. But only in this will we consent to you, if ye will be as we, that every male of you be circumcised;

16. then will we give our daughters to you, and take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and be one people.

17. But if ye do not hearken to us, to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter and go away.

18. And their words were good in the eyes of Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.

19. And the youth did not delay to do this, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter. And he was honourable above all in the house of his father.

20. And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

21. These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade in it. And the land-behold, it is of wide extent before them. We will take their daughters as wives, and give them our daughters.

22. But only in this will the men consent to us to dwell with us, to be one people-if every male among us be circumcised, just as they are circumcised.

23. Their cattle, and their possessions, and every beast of theirs, shall they not be ours? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.

24. And all that went out at the gate of his city hearkened to Hamor and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised-all that went out at the gate of his city.

25. And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

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

27. The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

28. Their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and what {was} in the city, and what {was} in the field they took;

29. and all their goods, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and plundered them, and all that was in the houses.

30. And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, in that ye make me odious among the inhabitants of the land-among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and I am few men in number, and they will gather themselves against me and smite me, and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

31. And they said, Should people deal with our sister as with a harlot?

1. And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there, and make there an altar unto the *God that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

2. And Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and cleanse yourselves, and change your garments;

3. and we will arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar to the *God that answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way that I went.

4. And they gave to Jacob all the strange gods that were in their hand, and the rings that were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the terebinth that {is} by Shechem.

5. And they journeyed; and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

6. And Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

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

8. And Deborah, Rebecca's nurse, died; and she was buried beneath Bethel, under the oak; and the name of it was called Allon-bachuth.

9. And God appeared to Jacob again after he had come from Padan-Aram, and blessed him.

10. And God said to him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. And he called his name Israel.

11. And God said to him, I am the Almighty *God: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee; and kings shall come out of thy loins.

12. And the land that I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

13. And God went up from him in the place where he had talked with him.

14. And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had talked with him, a pillar of stone, and poured on it a drink-offering, and poured oil on it.

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

16. And they journeyed from Bethel. And there was yet a certain distance to come to Ephrath, when Rachel travailed in childbirth; and it went hard with her in her childbearing.

17. And it came to pass when it went hard with her in her childbearing, that the midwife said to her, Fear not; for this also is a son for thee.

18. And it came to pass as her soul was departing-for she died-that she called his name Benoni; but his father called him Benjamin.

19. And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath, which {is} Bethlehem.

20. And Jacob erected a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to {this} day.

21. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent on the other side of Migdal-Eder.

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

23. The sons of Leah: Reuben-Jacob's firstborn-and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun.

24. The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

25. And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maidservant: Dan and Naphtali.

26. And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maidservant: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob that were born to him in Padan-Aram.

27. And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre-to Kirjath-Arba, which is Hebron; where Abraham had sojourned, and Isaac.

28. And the days of Isaac were a hundred and eighty years.

29. And Isaac expired and died, and was gathered to his peoples, old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Significados: Sarai, Ur, Hagar, Edom, Levi, Israel.

Você está lendo Gênesis na edição DBY, Darby, John Nelson, em Inglês.
Este lívro compôe o Antigo Testamento, tem 50 capítulos, e 1533 versículos.