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Genesis
Chapter 1

1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the

deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from

the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And

there was evening and there was morning, one day.

6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and

let it divide the waters from the waters.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the

firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there

was morning, a second day.

9. And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together

unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the

waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed,

[and] fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed

thereof, upon the earth: and it was so.

12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their

kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their

kind: and God saw that it was good.

13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.

14. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide

the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for

days and years:

15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light

upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day,

and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the

earth,

18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light

from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

20. And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures,

and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21 And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that

moveth, wherewith the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged

bird after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the

waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.

23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

24. And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their

kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their

kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle

after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the ground after its

kind: and God saw that it was good.

26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and

let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the

heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every

creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he

him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and

multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over

the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every

living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which

is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of

a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food:

30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and

to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, [I have

given] every green herb for food: and it was so.

31. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very

good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.



Genesis
Chapter 2

1. And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2 And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he

rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it he

rested from all his work which God had created and made.

4. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they

were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven.

5 And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the

field had yet sprung up; for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the

earth: and there was not a man to till the ground;

6 but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of

the ground.

7 And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into

his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8. And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put

the man whom he had formed.

9 And out of the ground made Jehovah God to grow every tree that is

pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the

midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it

was parted, and became four heads.

11 The name of the first is Pishon: that is it which compasseth the whole

land of Havilah, where there is gold;

12 and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx

stone.

13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that

compasseth the whole land of Cush.

14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth in

front of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 And Jehovah God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to

dress it and to keep it.

16. And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden

thou mayest freely eat:

17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat

of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

18. And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I

will make him a help meet for him.

19 And out of the ground Jehovah God formed every beast of the field, and

every bird of the heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he

would call them: and whatsoever the man called every living creature, that

was the name thereof.

20 And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens,

and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help

meet for him.

21. And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he

slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead

thereof:

22 and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a

woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:

she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall

cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.



Genesis
Chapter 3

1. Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which

Jehovah God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye

shall not eat of any tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the

garden we may eat:

3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God

hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall

be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.

6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was

a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one

wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto

her husband with her, and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were

naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8 And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the

cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence

of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden.

9. And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,

because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of

the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave

me of the tree, and I did eat.

13 And Jehovah God said unto the woman, What is this thou hast done? And

the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

14. And Jehovah God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this,

cursed art thou above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon

thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed

and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

16. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy

conception; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall

be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

17. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of

thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying,

Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in toil shalt

thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt

eat the herb of the field;

19 in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto

the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust

shalt thou return.

20. And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of

all living.

21. And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and

clothed them.

22. And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know

good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the

tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23 therefore Jehovah God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till

the ground from whence he was taken.

24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of

Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep

the way of the tree of life.



Genesis
Chapter 4

1. And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and

said, I have gotten a man with [the help of] Jehovah.

2 And again she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep,

but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

3. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit

of the ground an offering unto Jehovah.

4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat

thereof. And Jehovah had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5 but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very

wroth, and his countenance fell.

6. And Jehovah said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy

countenance fallen?

7 If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not

well, sin coucheth at the door: and unto thee shall be its desire, but do

thou rule over it.

8. And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in

the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

9. And Jehovah said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I

know not: am I my brother's keeper?

10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood

crieth unto me from the ground.

11 And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened its mouth

to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

12 when thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee

its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth.

13. And Cain said unto Jehovah, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the ground;

and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer

in the earth; and it will come to pass, that whosoever findeth me will slay

me.

15 And Jehovah said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance

shall be taken on him sevenfold. And Jehovah appointed a sign for Cain,

lest any finding him should smite him.

16. And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land

of Nod, on the east of Eden.

17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he

builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son,

Enoch.

18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael

begat Methushael; and Methushael begat Lamech.

19. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and

the name of the other Zillah.

20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and

[have] cattle.

21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as

handle the harp and pipe.

22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting

instrument of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

23. And Lamech said unto his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Ye

wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: For I have slain a man for

wounding me, And a young man for bruising me:

24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and

sevenfold.

25. And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name

Seth. For, [said she], God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel;

for Cain slew him.

26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name

Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah.



Genesis
Chapter 5

1. This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God

created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2 male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their

name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own

likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

4 and the days of Adam after he begat Seth were eight hundred years: and

he begat sons and daughters.

5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years:

and he died.

6. And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begat Enosh:

7 and Seth lived after he begat Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and

begat sons and daughters:

8 and all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he

died.

9 And Enosh lived ninety years, and begat Kenan.

10 and Enosh lived after he begat Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years,

and begat sons and daughters:

11 and all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years: and he

died.

12 And Kenan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalalel:

13 and Kenan lived after he begat Mahalalel eight hundred and forty

years, and begat sons and daughters:

14 and all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years: and he

died.

15 And Mahalalel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

16 And Mahalalel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty

years, and begat sons and daughters:

17 and all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety and five

years: and he died.

18 And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and begat Enoch:

19 and Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat

sons and daughters:

20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and

he died.

21. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

22 and Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred

years, and begat sons and daughters:

23 and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

24 and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

25. And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat

Lamech:

26 and Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and

two years, and begat sons and daughters.

27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years:

and he died.

28. And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

29 and he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us in our

work and in the toil of our hands, [which cometh] because of the ground

which Jehovah hath cursed.

30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five

years, and begat sons and daughters:

31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years:

and he died.

32 And Noah was five hundred years old: And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and

Japheth.



Genesis
Chapter 6

1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the

ground, and daughters were born unto them,

2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and

they took them wives of all that they chose.

3. And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for

that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.

4. The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when

the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to

them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.

5 And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and

that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil

continually.

6. And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it

grieved him at his heart.

7 And Jehovah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face

of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the

heavens; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

8. But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah.

9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, [and]

perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God.

10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11. And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with

violence.

12 And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had

corrupted their way upon the earth.

13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for

the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy

them with the earth.

14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and

shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

15 And this is how thou shalt make it: the length of the ark three

hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty

cubits.

16 A light shalt thou make to the ark, and to a cubit shalt thou finish

it upward; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with

lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

17 And I, behold, I do bring the flood of waters upon this earth, to

destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven;

everything that is in the earth shall die.

18 But I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into

the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou

bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and

female.

20 Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of

every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall

come unto thee, to keep them alive.

21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and gather it to

thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

22. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.



Genesis
Chapter 7

1. And Jehovah said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark;

for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven and seven, the male

and his female; and of the beasts that are not clean two, the male and his

female:

3 of the birds also of the heavens, seven and seven, male and female, to

keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty

days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made will I

destroy from off the face of the ground.

5. And Noah did according unto all that Jehovah commanded him.

6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon

the earth.

7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with

him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of birds, and of

everything that creepeth upon the ground,

9 there went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, male and female, as

God commanded Noah.

10 And it came to pass after the seven days, that the waters of the flood

were upon the earth.

11. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the

seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the

great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

13. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the

sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them,

into the ark;

14 they, and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their

kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after its kind,

and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.

15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh

wherein is the breath of life.

16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God

commanded him: and Jehovah shut him in.

17. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased,

and bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.

18 And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly upon the earth; and

the ark went upon the face of the waters.

19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high

mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were

covered.

21. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both birds, and cattle,

and beasts, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and

every man:

22 all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all

that was on the dry land, died.

23 And every living thing was destroyed that was upon the face of the

ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and birds of the

heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only was left,

and they that were with him in the ark.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.



Genesis
Chapter 8

1. And God remembered Noah, and all the beasts, and all the cattle that

were with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and

the waters assuaged;

2 the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped,

and the rain from heaven was restrained;

3 and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the

end of a hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.

4. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the

month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the

tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains

seen.

6. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the

window of the ark which he had made:

7 and he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the

waters were dried up from off the earth.

8 And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated

from off the face of the ground;

9 but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned

unto him to the ark; for the waters were on the face of the whole earth:

and he put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her in unto him into

the ark.

10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove

out of the ark;

11 and the dove came in to him at eventide; and, lo, in her mouth an

olive-leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off

the earth.

12 And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she

returned not again unto him any more.

13. And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first

month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the

earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold,

the face of the ground was dried.

14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month,

was the earth dry.

15. And God spake unto Noah, saying,

16 Go forth from the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons'

wives with thee.

17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all

flesh, both birds, and cattle, and every creeping things that creepeth upon

the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful,

and multiply upon the earth.

18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives

with him:

19 every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatsoever moveth

upon the earth, after their families, went forth out of the ark.

20. And Noah builded an altar unto Jehovah, and took of every clean beast,

and of every clean bird, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar.

21 And Jehovah smelled the sweet savor; and Jehovah said in his heart, I

will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for that the

imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again

smite any more everything living, as I have done.

22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,

and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.



Genesis
Chapter 9

1. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and

multiply, and replenish the earth.

2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of

the earth, and upon every bird of the heavens. With all wherewith the

ground teemeth, and all the fishes of the sea, into your hand are they

delivered.

3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you. As the green herb

have I given you all.

4 But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood thereof, shall ye

not eat.

5 And surely your blood, [the blood] of your lives, will I require. At

the hand of every beast will I require it. And at the hand of man, even at

the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man.

6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed. For in the

image of God made he man.

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply. Bring forth abundantly in the

earth, and multiply therein.

8. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed

after you.

10 And with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the

cattle, and every beast of the earth with you. Of all that go out of the

ark, even every beast of the earth.

11 And I will establish my convenant with you. Neither shall all flesh be

cut off any more by the waters of the flood. Neither shall there any more

be a flood to destroy the earth.

12. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between

me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual

generations.

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a

covenant between me and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that

the bow shall be seen in the cloud,

15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every

living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall no more become a flood

to destroy all flesh.

16 And the bow shall be in the cloud. And I will look upon it, that I may

remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of

all flesh that is upon the earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have

established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

18. And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and

Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.

19 These three were the sons of Noah. And of these was the whole earth

overspread.

20 And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard.

21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken. And he was uncovered within

his tent.

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and

told his two brethren without.

23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their

shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father.

And their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

24. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done

unto him.

25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan. A servant of servants shall he be unto

his brethren.

26 And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem. And let Canaan be

his servant.

27 God enlarge Japheth, And let him dwell in the tents of Shem. And let

Canaan be his servant.

28. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years. And he

died.



Genesis
Chapter 10

1. Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, [namely], of Shem,

Ham, and Japheth. And unto them were sons born after the flood.

2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal,

and Meshech, and Tiras.

3 And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

4 And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

5 Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every

one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

6. And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.

7 And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and

Sabteca. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan.

8 And Cush begat Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.

9 He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah. Wherefore it is said, Like

Nimrod a mighty hunter before Jehovah.

10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and

Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

11 Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and

Rehoboth-ir, and Calah.

12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).

13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

14 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim (whence went forth the Philistines), and

Caphtorim.

15. And Canaan begat Sidon his first-born, and Heth,

16 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. And afterward

were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad.

19 And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as thou goest toward

Gerar, unto Gaza. As thou goest toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and

Zeboiim, unto Lasha.

20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues,

in their lands, in their nations.

21. And unto Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder

brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.

22 The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram.

23 And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

24 And Arpachshad begat Shelah. And Shelah begat Eber.

25 And unto Eber were born two sons. The name of the one was Peleg. For

in his days was the earth divided. And his brother's name was Joktan.

26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

27 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

28 and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest toward Sephar, the

mountain of the east.

31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues,

in their lands, after their nations.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations,

in their nations. And of these were the nations divided in the earth after

the flood.

 



Genesis
Chapter 11

1. And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in

the land of Shinar. And they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them

thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top

[may reach] unto heaven, and let us make us a name. Lest we be scattered

abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5. And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children

of men builded.

6 And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one

language. And this is what they begin to do. And now nothing will be

withholden from them, which they purpose to do.

7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may

not understand one another's speech.

8 So Jehovah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the

earth. And they left off building the city.

9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel. Because Jehovah did there

confound the language of all the earth. And from thence did Jehovah scatter

them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

10. These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and

begat Arpachshad two years after the flood.

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arpachshad five hundred years, and begat

sons and daughters.

12 And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begat Shelah.

13 And Arpachshad lived after he begat Shelah four hundred and three

years, and begat sons and daughters.

14 And Shelah lived thirty years, and begat Eber.

15 And Shelah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and

begat sons and daughters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg.

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and

begat sons and daughters.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu.

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and

begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug.

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and

begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor.

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons

and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah.

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and

begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27. Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and

Haran. And Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in

Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives. The name of Abram's wife was

Sarai. And the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the

father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

30 And Sarai was barren. She had no child.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son's son,

and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife. And they went forth

with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. And they

came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years. And Terah died

in Haran.

 



Genesis
Chapter 12

1. Now Jehovah said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy

kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee.

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make

they name great. And be thou a blessing.

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I

curse. And in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

4. So Abram went, as Jehovah had spoken unto him. And Lot went with him.

And Abram was seventy and 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

substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in

Haran. And they went forth to go into the land of Canaan. And into the land

of Canaan they came.

6. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the

oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7 And Jehovah appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give

this land. And there builded he an altar unto Jehovah, who appeared unto

him.

8 And he removed from thence unto the mountain on the east of Beth-el,

and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east. And

there he builded an altar unto Jehovah, and called upon the name of

Jehovah.

9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

10. And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down into Egypt to

sojourn there. For the famine was sore in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that

he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman

to look upon.

12 And it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they

will say, This is his wife. And they will kill me, but they will save thee

alive.

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister. That it may be well with me for

thy sake, and that my soul may live because of thee.

14. And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, 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 dealt well with Abram for her sake. And he had sheep, and oxen,

and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, 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 that thou hast done

unto me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife?

Now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

20 And Pharoah gave men charge concerning him. And they brought him on

the way, and his wife, and all that he had.



Genesis
Chapter 13

1. And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had,

and Lot with him, into 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 even to Beth-el, unto the

place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Ai,

4 unto the place of the altar, which 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 was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together.

For their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the

herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in

the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, 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 [thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if

[thou take] the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the Plain of the Jordan,

that it was well watered every where, before Jehovah destroyed Sodom and

Gomorrah, like the garden of Jehovah, like the land of Egypt, as thou goest

unto Zoar.

11 So Lot chose him all the Plain of the Jordan. And Lot journeyed east.

And they separated themselves the one from the other.

12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the

Plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.

13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against Jehovah

exceedingly.

14. And Jehovah said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated 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 which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy

seed for ever.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth. So that if a man

can number the dust of the earth, then may thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of

it. For unto thee will I give it.

18 And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre,

which are in Hebron, and built there an altar unto Jehovah.



Genesis
Chapter 14

1. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king

of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim,

2 that they made was with Bera kind of Sodom, and with Birsha king of

Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king

of Bela (the same is Zoar).

3 All these joined together in the vale of Siddim (the same is the Salt

Sea).

4 Twelve years 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-kiriathaim,

6 and the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the

wilderness.

7 And they returned, and came to En-mispat (the same is Kadesh), and

smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt

in Hazazon-tamar.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the

king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is

Zoar). And they set the battle in array against them in the vale of Siddim.

9 Against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and

Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar. Four kings against the

five.

10 Now the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits. And the kings of Sodom

and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and they that remained fled to the

mountain.

11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their

victuals, and went their way.

12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his

goods, and departed.

13. And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew. Now he

dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of

Aner. And these were confederate with Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth

his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued

as far as Dan.

15 And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and

smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of

Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother

Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the

slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, at the vale of

Shaveh (the same is the King's Vale).

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine. And he was

priest of God Most High.

19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High,

possessor of heaven and earth.

20 And blessed be God Most High, who hath delivered thine enemies into

thy hand. And he gave him a tenth of all.

21. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take

the goods to thyself.

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto

Jehovah, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

23 that I will not take a thread nor a shoe-latchet nor aught that is

thine, lest thou shouldest 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 taken their

portion.



Genesis
Chapter 15

1. After these things the word of Jehovah came unto Abram in a vision,

saying, Fear not, Abram. I am thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.

2. And Abram said, O Lord Jehovah, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go

childless, and he that shall be possessor of my house is Eliezer of

Damascus?

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed. And, lo, one

born in my house in mine heir.

4 And, behold, the word of Jehovah came unto him, saying, This man shall

not be thine heir. But he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels

shall be thine heir.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and

number the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said unto him, So

shall thy seed be.

6 And he believed in Jehovah. And he reckoned it to him for

righteousness.

7. And he said unto him, I am Jehovah that brought thee out of Ur of the

Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

8 And he said, O Lord Jehovah, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit

it?

9 And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a she-goat

three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young

pigeon.

10 And he took him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid

each half over against the other. But the birds divided he not.

11 And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove

them away.

12. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram. And,

lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be

sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them. And they

shall afflict them four hundred years.

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge. And

afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15 But 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 Amorite is not yet full.

17. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark,

behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these

pieces.

18 In that day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed

have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the

river Euphrates.

19 The Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite,

20 and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim,

21 and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the

Jebusite.



Genesis
Chapter 16

1. Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children. And she had a handmaid,

an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, Jehovah hath restrained me from

bearing. Go in, I pray thee, unto my handmaid. It may be that I shall

obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after

Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her

husband to be his wife.

4. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she

had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee. I gave my handmaid

into they bosom. And when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in

her eyes. Jehovah judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand. Do to her

that which is good in thine eyes. And Sarai dealt hardly with her, and she

fled from her face.

7. And the angel of Jehovah found her by a fountain of water in the

wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's handmaid, whence camest thou? And whither

goest thou? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and

submit thyself under her hands.

10. And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, I will greatly multiply thy

seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

11 And the angel of Jehovah said unto her, Behold, thou art with child,

and shalt bear a son. And thou shalt call his name Ishmael, because Jehovah

hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he shall be [as] a wild ass among men. His hand [shall be] against

every man, and every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell over

against all his brethren.

13 And she called the name of Jehovah that spake unto her, Thou art a God

that seeth. For she said, Have I even here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi. Behold, it is between

Kadesh and Bered.

15. And Hagar bare Abram a son. And Abram called the name of his son, whom

Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to

Abram.



Genesis
Chapter 17

1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, Jehovah appeared to

Abram, and said unto him, I am God Almighty. Walk before me, and be thou

perfect.

2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee

exceedingly.

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

4. As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be the

father of a multitude of nations.

5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but they name shall be

Abraham. For the father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding 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, throughout their generations for an everlasting convenant, to be a

God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy

sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. And I

will be their God.

9 And God said unto Abraham, And as for thee, thou shalt keep my

covenant, thou, and thy seed after thee throughout their generations.

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy

seed after thee. Every male among you shall be circumcised.

11 And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. And it

shall be a token of a covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every

male throughout your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought

with money of any foreigner that is not of thy seed.

13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money,

must needs be circumcised. And my covenant shall be in your flesh for an

everlasting covenant.

14 And the uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his

foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people. He hath broken my

covenant.

15. And God said unto Abraham, as for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call

her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

16 And I will bless her, and moreover I will give thee a son of her. Yea,

I will bless her, and she shall be [a mother of] nations. Kings of peoples

shall be of her.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart,

Shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? And shall

Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

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

19 And God said, Nay, but Sarah thy wife shall 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 as for Ishmael, I have heard thee. Behold, I have blessed him, and

will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. 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

unto thee at this set 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 that were born in his house,

and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of

Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the

selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, 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, those born in the house, and those

bought with money of a foreigner, were circumcised with him.



Genesis
Chapter 18

1. And Jehovah appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the

tent door in the heat of the day.

2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over

against him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door,

and bowed himself to the earth,

3 and said, My lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not

away, I pray thee, from thy servant.

4 Let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest

yourselves under the tree.

5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and strengthen ye your heart. After

that ye shall pass on. Forasmuch as ye are come to your servant. And they

said, So do, as thou hast said.

6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready

quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and

gave it unto the servant. And he hasted to dress it.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and

set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

9. And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold,

in the tent.

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee when the season cometh

round. And, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard in the

tent door, which was behind him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, [and] well stricken in age. It had

ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I

have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13 And Jehovah said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying,

Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old?

14 Is anything too hard for Jehovah? At the set time I will return unto

thee, when the season cometh round, and Sarah shall have a son.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not. For she was afraid. And he

said, Nay. But thou didst laugh.

16. And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom. And Abraham

went with them to bring them on the way.

17 And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do.

18 Seeing that Abraham had surely become a great and mighty nation, and

all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

19 For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and

his household after him, that they may keep the way of Jehovah, to do

righteousness and justice. To the end that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham

that which he hath spoken of him.

20 And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and

because 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 unto me. And if not, I will know.

22 And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom. But Abraham

stood yet before Jehovah.

23. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou consume the righteous with

the wicked?

24 Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city. Wilt thou

consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous

with the wicked, that so the righteous should be as the wicked. That be far

from thee. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And Jehovah said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city,

then I will spare all the place for their sake.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to

speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous. Wilt thou

destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, I will not destroy it,

if I find there forty and five.

29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall 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, and I will speak.

Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do

it, if I find thirty there.

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord.

Peradventure there shall 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, and I will speak yet but

this once. Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not

destroy it for the ten's sake.

33 And Jehovah went his way, as soon as he had left off communing with

Abraham. And Abraham returned unto his place.



Genesis
Chapter 19

1. And the two angels came to Sodom at even. And Lot sat in the gate of

Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. And he bowed himself

with his face to the earth.

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your

servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise

up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay. But we will abide in the

street all night.

3 And he urged them greatly. And they turned in unto him, and entered

into his house. And he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread,

and they did eat.

4. But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom,

compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every

quarter.

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men that

came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

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

7 And he said, I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters that have not known man. Let me, I

pray you, bring them but unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your

eyes. Only unto these men do nothing, forasmuch as they are come under the

shadow of my roof.

9 And they said, Stand back. And they said, This one fellow came in to

sojourn, and he will needs be a judge. Now will we deal worse with thee,

than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and drew near

to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to

them, and shut to the door.

11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with

blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find

the door.

12. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? Son-in-law, and

thy sons, and thy daughters, and whomsoever thou hast in the city, bring

them out of the place.

13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxed great

before Jehovah. And Jehovah hath sent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, who married his

daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place. For Jehovah will

destroy the city. But he seemed unto his sons-in-law as one that mocked.

15. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying,

Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters that are here, lest thou be

consumed in the iniquity of the city.

16 But he lingered. And the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the

hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters, Jehovah being

merciful unto him. And they brought him forth, and set him without the

city.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth, abroad, that he

said, Escape for thy life. Look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all

the Plain. Escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my lord.

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found favor in thy sight, and thou hast

magnified thy lovingkindness, which thou hast showed unto me in saving my

life. And I cannot escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I

die.

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one. Oh

let me escape thither (is it not a little one?), and my soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing

also, that I will not overthrow the city of which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither. For I cannot do anything till thou be come

thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot came unto Zoar.

24. Then Jehovah rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire

from Jehovah out of heaven.

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the

inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

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

salt.

27. And Abraham gat up early in the morning 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, the smoke of the land went up 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 out of 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 unto the younger, Our father is old, and there

is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the

earth.

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him,

that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night. And the first-born

went in, and lay with her father. And he knew not when she lay down, nor

when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the first-born said unto the

younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father. Let us make him drink

wine this night also. And go thou in, and lie with him, that we may

preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger

arose, and lay with him. And he knew not when she lay down, nor when she

arose.

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

37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab. The same is

the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi.

The same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.



Genesis
Chapter 20

1. And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the land of the South, and

dwelt between Kadesh and Shur. And he sojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech

king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him,

Behold, thou art but a dead man, because of the woman whom thou hast taken.

For she is a man's wife.

4 Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay

even a righteous nation?

5 Said he not himself unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she

herself said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and the

innocency of my hands have I done this.

6 And God said unto him in the dream, Yea, I know that in the integrity

of thy heart thou has done this, and I also withheld thee from sinning

against me. Therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

7 Now therefore restore the man's wife. For he is a prophet, and he shall

pray for thee, and thou shalt live. And if thou restore her not, know thou

that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8. And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants,

and told all these things in their ear. And the men were sore afraid.

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done

unto us? And wherein have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought on

me and on my kingdom a great sin? Thou hast done deeds unto me that ought

not to be done.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done

this thing?

11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in

this place. And they will slay me for my wife's sake.

12 And moreover she is indeed 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 unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt show

unto me. At every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

14. And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and

women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his

wife.

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee. Dwell where it

pleaseth thee.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand

pieces of silver. Behold, it is for thee a covering of the eyes to all that

are with thee. And in respect of all thou art righted.

17 And Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife,

and his maid-servants. And they bare children.

18 For Jehovah had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of

Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.



Genesis
Chapter 21

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

he had spoken.

2 And Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set

time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom

Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as

God had commanded him.

5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto

him.

6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh. Every one that heareth will

laugh with me.

7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should give

children suck? 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 unto

Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son.

For the son of this handmaid shall not be heir with my son, even with

Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his

son.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because

of the lad, and because of thy handmaid. In all that Sarah saith unto thee,

hearken unto her voice. For in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

13 And also of 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 bottle

of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and [gave

her] the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the

wilderness of Beer-sheba.

15 And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under

one of the shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it

were a bowshot. For she said, Let me not look upon 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 out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not.

For God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thy hand. For I will make him

a great nation.

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went,

and filled the bottle 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, as he grew up, 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 Phicol the

captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all

that thou doest.

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal

falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to

the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the

land wherein thou hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which

Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing. Neither didst

thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech. And

they two made a covenant.

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

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which

thou hast set by themselves?

30 And he said, These seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that it

may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba. Because there they sware

both of them.

32 So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and

Phicol the captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the

Philistines.

33. And [Abraham] planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there

on the name of Jehovah, the Everlasting God.

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



Genesis
Chapter 22

1. And it came to pass after these things, that God did prove Abraham, and

said unto him, Abraham. And he said, Here am I.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, even

Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah. And offer him there for a

burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

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 unto the place of which God had

told him.

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

off.

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I

and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac

his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. And they went both

of them together.

7 And Isaac spake unto 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 lamb for a burnt-offering?

8 And Abraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a

burnt-offering, my son. So they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the place which God had told him of. And Abraham built

the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and

laid him on the altar, upon the wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his

son.

11. And the angel of Jehovah called unto him out of heaven, and said,

Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here I am.

12 And he said, Lay not thy hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything

unto him. For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not

withheld thy son, thine only son, from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind [him] a

ram caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram,

and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh. As it is said

to this day, In the mount of Jehovah it shall be provided.

15. And the angel of Jehovah called unto Abraham a second time out of

heaven,

16 and said, By myself have I sworn, saith Jehovah, because thou hast

done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,

17 that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply

thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the

seashore. And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Because

thou hast obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto 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 hath borne children unto they 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 begat Rebekah. These eight did Milcah bear to Nahor,

Abraham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also bare Tebah, and

Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.



Genesis
Chapter 23

1. And the life of Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years. These

were the years of the life of Sarah.

2 And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (the same 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 spake unto the children

of Heth, saying,

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me a possession of a

burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

6 Hear us, my lord. Thou art a prince of God among us. In the choice of

our sepulchres bury thy dead. None of us shall withhold from thee his

sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

7 And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even

to the children of Heth.

8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should

bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son

of Zohar,

9 that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in

the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me in the midst

of you for a possession of a burying-place.

10 Now Ephron was sitting in the midst of the children of Heth. And

Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of

Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

11 Nay, my lord, hear me. The field give I thee, and the cave that is

therein, I give it thee. In the presence of the children of my people give

I it thee. Bury thy dead.

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

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land,

saying, But if thou wilt, I pray thee, hear me. I will give the price of

the field. Take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me. A piece of land worth four hundred shekels

of silver, what is that betwixt me and thee? Bury therefore thy dead.

16. And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron. And Abraham weighed to Ephron the

silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four

hundred shekels of silver, current [money] with the merchant.

17 So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before

Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that

were in the field, that were in all the border thereof round about, were

made sure

18 unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth,

before all that went in at the gate of his city.

19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field

of Machpelah before Mamre (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan.

20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto

Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth.



Genesis
Chapter 24

1. And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age. And Jehovah had

blessed Abraham in all things.

2 And Abraham said unto his servant, the elder of his house, that ruled

over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh.

3 And I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of heaven and the God of

the earth, that thou wilt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of

the Canaanites, among whom I dwell.

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife

for my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be

willing to follow me unto this land. Must I needs bring thy son again unto

the land from whence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son

thither again.

7 Jehovah, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house, and

from the land of my nativity, and who spake unto me, and who sware unto me,

saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land. He will send his angel before

thee, and thou shalt take a wife for my son from thence.

8 And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be

clear from this my oath. Only thou shalt not bring my son thither again.

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and

sware to him concerning this matter.

10. And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and

departed, having all goodly things of his master's in his hand. And he

arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

11 And he made the camels to kneel down without the city by the well of

water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

12 And he said, O Jehovah, the God of my master Abraham, send me, I pray

thee, good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.

13 Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water. And the daughters of

the men of the city are coming out to draw water.

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down

thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink. And she shall say, Drink, and I

will give thy camels drink also. Let the same be she that thou hast

appointed for thy servant Isaac. And thereby shall I know that thou hast

showed kindness unto my master.

15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold,

Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of

Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any

man known her. And she went down to the fountain, and filled her pitcher,

and came up.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray

thee, a little water from thy pitcher.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And she hasted, and let down her pitcher

upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw for thy

camels also, until they have done drinking.

20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again

unto the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.

21 And the man looked stedfastly on her, holding his peace, to know

whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not.

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man

took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands

of 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 in?

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah,

whom she bare unto Nahor.

25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough,

and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed his head, and worshipped Jehovah.

27 And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of my master Abraham, who

hath not forsaken his lovingkindness and his truth toward my master. As for

me, Jehovah hath led me in the way to the house of my master's brethren.

28 And the damsel ran, and told her mother's house according to these

words.

29. And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out

unto the man, unto the fountain.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets upon his

sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying,

Thus spake the man unto me. That he came unto the man. And, behold, he was

standing by the camels at the fountain.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of Jehovah. Wherefore standest thou

without? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32 And the man came into the house, and he ungirded the camels. And he

gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the

feet of the men that were with him.

33 And there was set food before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat,

until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

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

35 And Jehovah hath blessed my master greatly. And he is become great.

And he hath given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and

men-servants and maid-servants, and camels and asses.

36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old.

And unto him hath he given all that he hath.

37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife for my

son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell.

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take

a wife for my son.

39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

40 And he said unto me, Jehovah, before whom I walk, will send his angel

with thee, and prosper thy way. And thou shalt take a wife for my son of my

kindred, and of my father's house.

41 Then shalt thou be clear from my oath, when thou comest to my kindred.

And if they give her not to thee, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the fountain, and said, O Jehovah, the God of

my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go.

43 Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water. And let it come to

pass, that the maiden that cometh forth to draw, to whom I shall say, Give

me, I pray thee, a little water from thy pitcher to drink.

44 And she shall say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy

camels. Let the same be the woman whom Jehovah hath appointed for my

master's son.

45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth

with her pitcher on her shoulder. And she went down unto the fountain, and

drew. And I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and

said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also. So I drank, and she

made 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 bare unto him. And I put the

ring upon her nose, and the bracelets upon her hands.

48 And I bowed my head, and worshipped Jehovah, and blessed Jehovah, the

God of my master Abraham, who had led me in 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. That I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from

Jehovah. We cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy

master's son's wife, as Jehovah hath spoken.

52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words,

he bowed himself down to the earth unto Jehovah.

53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold,

and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother and to

her mother precious things.

54. And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and

tarried all night. And they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me

away unto my master.

55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us [a

few] days, at the least ten. After that she shall go.

56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing Jehovah hath prospered my

way. Send me away that I may go to my master.

57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this

man? And she said, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's

servant, and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Our sister, be thou [the

mother] of thousands of ten thousands, and let thy seed possess the gate of

those that hate them.

61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and

followed the man. And the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

62. And Isaac came from the way of Beer-lahairoi. For he dwelt in the land

of the South.

63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide. And he

lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, there were camels coming.

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted

from the camel.

65 And she said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the

field to meet us? And the servant said, It is my master. And she took her

veil, and covered herself.

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

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah,

and she became his wife. And he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after

his mother's death.



Genesis
Chapter 25

1. And Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and

Ishbak, and Shuah.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were

Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and

Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines, that Abraham had, Abraham gave

gifts. And he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived,

eastward, unto the east country.

7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a

hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 And Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man,

and full [of years], and was gathered to his people.

9 And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in

the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre.

10 The field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth. There was

Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac

his son. And Isaac dwelt by Beer-lahairoi.

12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar

the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham.

13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names,

according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and

Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

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

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their

villages, and by their encampments. Twelve princes according to their

nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty

and seven years. And he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto

his people.

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou

goest toward Assyria. He abode over against all his brethren.

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

Issac.

20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of

Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be

his wife.

21 And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren. And

Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

22 And the children struggled together within her. And she said, If it be

so, wherefore do I live? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.

23 And Jehovah said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two

peoples shall be separated from thy bowels. And the 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 forth red, all over like a hairy garment. And they

called his name Esau.

26 And after that came forth his brother, and his hand had hold on Esau's

heel. And his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was threescore years old

when she bare them.

27 And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field.

And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah

loved Jacob.

29. And Jacob boiled pottage. And Esau came in from the field, and he was

faint.

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red

[pottage]. For I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me first thy birthright.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the

birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he sware unto him. And he sold

his birthright unto Jacob.

34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils. And he did eat and

drink, and rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.



Genesis
Chapter 26

1. And there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was

in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the

Philistines, unto Gerar.

2 And Jehovah appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt. Dwell

in the land which I shall tell thee of.

3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee. For

unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these lands, and I will

establish the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father.

4 And I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto

thy seed all these lands. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the

earth be blessed.

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my

commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife. And he said, She is my

sister. For he feared to say, My wife. Lest, [said he], the men of the

place should kill me for Rebekah. Because she was fair to look upon.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech

king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac

was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy

wife. And how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him,

Because I said, Lest I die because of her.

10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? One of the

people might easily have lain with thy wife, and thou wouldest have brought

guiltiness upon us.

11 And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that toucheth this

man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

12. And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a

hundredfold. And Jehovah blessed him.

13 And the man waxed great, and grew more and more until he became very

great.

14 And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a

great household. And the Philistines envied him.

15 Now all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days

of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.

16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us. For thou art much mightier

than we.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and

dwelt there.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in

the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after

the death of Abraham. And he called their names after the names by which

his father had called them.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of

springing water.

20 And the herdsmen of Gerar strove with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The

water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they

contended with him.

21 And they digged another well, and they strove for that also. And he

called the name of it Sitnah.

22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well. And for that they

strove not. And he called the name of it Rehoboth. And he said, For now

Jehovah hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

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

24 And Jehovah appeared unto 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 builded an altar there, and called upon the name of Jehovah,

and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants digged a well.

26. Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and

Phicol the captain of his host.

27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore are ye come unto me, seeing ye

hate me, and have sent me away from you?

28 And they said, We saw plainly that Jehovah was with thee. And we said,

Let there now be an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us

make a covenant with thee,

29 that thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we

have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace.

Thou art now the blessed of Jehovah.

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

31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware 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 which they had digged, and said unto him, We have

found water.

33 And he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba

unto this day.

34. And when Esau was forty years old he took to wife Judith the daughter

of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

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



Genesis
Chapter 27

1. And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so

that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said unto him, My

son. And he said unto him, Here am I.

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

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow,

and go out to the field, and take me venison.

4 And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may

eat. That my soul may bless thee before I die.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to

the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

6. And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy

father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

7 Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless

thee before Jehovah before my death.

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

thee.

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the

goats. And I will make them savory food for thy father, such as he loveth.

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, so that he may

bless thee before his death.

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a

hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a

deceiver. And I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son. Only obey

my voice, and go fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother. And his

mother made savory food, such as his father loved.

15 And Rebekah took the goodly garments of Esau her elder son, which were

with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son.

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and

upon the smooth of his neck.

17 And she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared,

into the hand of her son Jacob.

18. And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am

I. Who art thou, my son?

19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first-born; I have done

according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison,

that thy soul may bless me.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so

quickly, my son? And he said, Because Jehovah thy God sent me good speed.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel

thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father. And he felt him, and said,

The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother

Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

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

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison,

that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat.

And he brought him wine, and he drank.

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my

son.

27 And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his

raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son Is as the

smell of a field which Jehovah hath blessed.

28 And God five thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the

earth, And plenty of grain and new wine.

29 Let peoples serve thee, And nations bow down to thee. Be lord over thy

brethren, And let thy mother's sons bow down to thee. Cursed be every one

that curseth thee, And blessed be every one that blesseth thee.

30. And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing

Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his

father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

31 And he also made savory food, and brought it unto his father. And he

said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison,

that thy soul may bless me.

32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am

thy son, thy first-born, Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who then is he that

hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou

camest, and have blessed him? Yea, [and] he shall be blessed.

34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding

great and bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O

my father.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with guile, and hath taken away thy

blessing.

36 And he said, Is not he rightly name Jacob? for he hath supplanted me

these two time. He took away my birthright. And, behold, now he hath taken

away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy

lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants. And with grain

and new wine have I sustained him. And what then shall I do for thee, my

son?

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father?

Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and

wept.

39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, of the

fatness of the earth shall be thy dwelling, 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 shalt break loose, That thou shalt

shake his yoke from off thy neck.

41. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father

blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father

are at hand. Then will I slay my brother Jacob.

42 And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah. And she sent

and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother

Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, [purposing] to kill thee.

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. And arise, flee thou to Laban my

brother to Haran.

44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away.

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that

which thou hast done to him. Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence.

Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?

46 And Rebekah 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 shall my life do me?



Genesis
Chapter 28

1. And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto

him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father.

And take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's

brother.

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,

that thou mayest be a company of peoples.

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with

thee. That thou mayest inherit the land of thy sojournings, which God gave

unto Abraham.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob. And he went to Paddan-aram unto Laban, son

of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

6. Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to

Paddan-aram, to take him a wife from thence. And that as he blessed him he

gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of

Canaan.

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to

Paddan-aram.

8 And Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father.

9 And Esau went unto 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 toward Haran.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night,

because the sun was set. And he took one of the stones of the place, and

put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.

12 And he dreamed. And behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top

of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God ascending and

descending on it.

13 And, behold, Jehovah stood above it, and said, I am Jehovah, the God

of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest,

to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.

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, whithersoever thou

goest, and will bring thee again into this land. For I will not leave thee,

until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he 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 than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had

put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top

of it.

19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el. But the name of the city

was Luz at the first.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep

me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put

on,

21 so that I come again to my father's house in peace, and Jehovah will

be my God,

22 then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's

house. And of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto

thee.



Genesis
Chapter 29

1. Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of

the east.

2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, lo, three flocks

of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks.

And the stone upon the well's mouth was great.

3 And thither were all the flocks gathered. And they rolled the stone

from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon

the well's mouth in its place.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of

Haran are we.

5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said,

We know him.

6 And he said unto them, Is it well with him? And they said, It is well.

And, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle

should be gathered together. Water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together,

and they roll the stone from the well's mouth. Then we water the sheep.

9. While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's

sheep. For she kept them.

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 well's mouth, and watered the

flock 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 her father's brother, and that he

was Rebekah'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, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he

abode with him the space of a month.

15. And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou

therefore serve me for nought? Tell me, what shall thy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the

name of the younger was Rachel.

17 And Leah's eyes were tender. But Rachel was beautiful and well

favored.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel. And he 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 seemed unto him but

a few days, for the love he had to her.

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled,

that I may go in unto 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 unto her.

24 And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a

handmaid.

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 unto me? Did not I serve with

thee for Rachel? Wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

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

before the first-born.

27 Fulfil the week of this one, and we will give thee the other also for

the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

28 And jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. And he gave him Rachel his

daughter to wife.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her

handmaid.

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than

Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

31. And Jehovah saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb. But

Rachel was barren.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben.

For she said, Because Jehovah hath looked upon my affliction. For now my

husband will love me.

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son. And said, Because Jehovah

hath heard that I am hated, he hath therefore given me this [son] also. And

she called his name Simeon.

34 And she conceived again, and bare a son. And said, Now this time will

my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons.

Therefore was his name called Levi.

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son. And she said, This time will

I praise Jehovah. Therefore she called his name Judah. And she left off

bearing.



Genesis
Chapter 30

1. And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her

sister; and she said unto 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 hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

3 And she said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; that she may bear

upon my knees, and I also may obtain children by her.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto

her.

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and

hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

7 And Bilhah Rachel's handmaid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second

son.

8 And Rachel said, With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister,

and have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

9 When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her

handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife.

10 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bare Jacob a son.

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

12 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bare Jacob a second son.

13 And Leah said, Happy am I! for the daughters will call me happy: and

she called his name Asher.

14. And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in

the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah,

Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken away

my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel

said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.

16 And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to

meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for I have surely hired thee

with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob a fifth

son.

18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid

to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare a sixth son to Jacob.

20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my

husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called

his name Zebulun.

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

22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her

womb.

23 And she conceived, and bare a son: and said, God hath taken away my

reproach:

24 and she called his name Joseph, saying, Jehovah add to me another son.

25. And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said

unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my

country.

26 Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let

me go: for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.

27 And Laban said unto him, If now I have found favor in thine eyes,

[tarry]: [for] I have divined that Jehovah hath blessed me for thy sake.

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

29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy

cattle have fared with me.

30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it hath

increased unto a multitude; and Jehovah hath blessed thee whithersoever I

turned: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not

give me aught: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed thy

flock and keep it.

32 I will pass through all thy flock to-day, removing from thence every

speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the

spotted and speckled among the goats: and [of such] shall be my hire.

33 So shall my righteousness answer for me hereafter, when thou shalt

come concerning my hire that is before thee: every one that is not speckled

and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that [if found]

with me, shall be counted stolen.

34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

35 And he removed that day the he-goats that were ringstreaked and

spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one

that had white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them

into the hand of his sons.:

36 and he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob

fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

37. And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the

plane-tree. And peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear

which was in the rods.

38 And he set the rods which he had peeled over against the flocks in the

gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink; and they

conceived when they came to drink.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth

ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted.

40 And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward

the ringsteaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own

droves apart, and put them not unto Laban's flock.

41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger of the flock did

conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the

gutters, that they might conceive among the rods;

42 but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler

were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and

maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and asses.

 



Genesis
Chapter 31

1. And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away

all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he

gotten all this glory.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not

toward him as beforetime.

3 And Jehovah said unto Jacob, Return unto 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 field unto his flock,

5 and said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not

toward me as beforetime; but the God of my father hath been with me.

6 And ye know that will all my power I have served your father.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but

God suffered him not to hurt me.

8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the flock

bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstreaked shall be thy wages;

then bare all the flock ringstreaked.

9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to

me.

10 And it came to pass at the time that the flock conceive, that I lifted

up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the he-goats which leaped

upon the flock were ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled.

11 And the angel of God said unto me in the dream, Jacob: and I said,

Here am I.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the he-goats which

leap upon the flock are ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have

seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedst a pillar, where thou

vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return

unto the land of thy nativity.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any

portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15 Are we not accounted by him as foreigners? for he hath sold us, and

hath also quite devoured our money.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken away from our father, that is

ours and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

17. Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon the camels;

18 and he carried away all his cattle, and all his substance which he had

gathered, the cattle of his getting, which he had gathered in Paddan-aram,

to go to Isaac his father unto the land of Canaan.

19 Now Laban was gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the teraphim

that were her father's.

20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him

not that he fled.

21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the

River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

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

23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days'

journey; and he overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said

unto him, Take heed to thyself that thou speak not to Jacob either good or

bad.

25. And Laban came up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the

mountain: and Laban with his brethren encamped in the mountain of Gilead.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen

away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters as captives of the

sword?

27 Wherefore didst thou flee secretly, and steal away from me, and didst

not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs,

with tabret and with harp;

28 and didst not suffer me to kiss my sons and my daughters? now hast

thou done foolishly.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your

father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take heed to thyself that thou

speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now, [though] thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore

longedst after thy father's house, [yet] wherefore hast thou stolen my

gods?

31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I

said, Lest thou shouldest take thy daughters from me by force.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, he shall not live: before our

brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob

knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the

tent of the two maid-servants; but he found them not. And he went out of

Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

34 Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put them in the camel's saddle,

and sat upon them. And Laban felt about all the tent, but found them not.

35 And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry that I cannot

rise up before thee; for the manner of women is upon me. And he searched,

but found not the teraphim.

36. And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said

to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast hotly pursued

after me?

37 Whereas thou hast felt about all my stuff, what hast thou found of all

thy household stuff? Set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that

they may judge betwixt us two.

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 flocks have I not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss

of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day or stolen by

night.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by

night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.

41 These twenty years have I been in thy house; I served thee fourteen

years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock: and thou hast

changed my wages ten times.

42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of

Isaac, had been with me, surely now hadst thou sent me away empty. God hath

seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked thee

yesternight.

43. And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, The daughters are my

daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks,

and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my

daughters, or unto their children whom they have borne?

44 And now come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a

witness between me and thee.

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

46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones,

and made a heap: and they did eat there by the heap.

47 And Laban called it Jegar-saha-dutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

48 And Laban said, This heap is witness between me and thee this day.

Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

49 and Mizpah, for he said, Jehovah watch between me and thee, when we

are absent one from another.

50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, and if thou shalt take wives

besides my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and

thee.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar,

which I have set betwixt me and thee.

52 This heap be witness, and the pillar be witness, that I will not pass

over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and

this pillar unto me, for harm.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father,

judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father Isaac.

54 And Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his brethren

to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the

mountain.

55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his

daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed and returned unto his

place.

 



Genesis
Chapter 32

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

2 And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God's host: and he called the

name of that place Mahanaim.

3. And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land

of Seir, the field of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye say unto my lord Esau:

Thus saith thy servant Jacob, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until

now:

5 and I have oxen, and asses, [and] flocks, and men-servants, and

maid-servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in

thy sight.

6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother

Esau, and moreover he cometh 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 flocks, and the herds, and the camels,

into two companies;

8 and he said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the

company which is left shall escape.

9. And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac,

O Jehovah, who saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred,

and I will do thee good:

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the lovingkindnesses, and of all

the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; for with my staff I

passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two companies.

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, the mother with the

children.

12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, 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 that which he had with him

a present for Esau his brother:

14 two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty

rams,

15 thirty milch camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty

she-asses and ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by

itself, and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space

betwixt drove and drove.

17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth

thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and

whose are these before thee?

18 then thou shalt say [They are] thy servant Jacob's; it is a present

sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, he also is behind us.

19 And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed

the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find

him;

20 and ye shall say, Moreover, behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us.

For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and

afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept me.

21 So the present passed over before him: and he himself lodged that

night in the company.

22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two

handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok.

23 And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that

which he had.

24. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the

breaking of the day.

25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the

hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he

wrestled with him.

26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not

let thee go, except thou bless me.

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

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for

thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he

said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him

there.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, [said he], I have

seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

31 And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon

his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not the sinew of the hip which is

upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow

of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.



Genesis
Chapter 33

1. And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming,

and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and

unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her

children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

3 And he himself passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground

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 whom God hath

graciously given thy servant.

6 Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed

themselves.

7 And Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves: and

after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this company which I met? And he

said, To find favor in the sight of my lord.

9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let that which thou hast be

thine.

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found favor in thy

sight, then receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen thy

face, as one seeth the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

11 Take, I pray thee, my gift that is brought to thee; because God hath

dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and

he took it.

12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go

before thee.

13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender,

and that the flocks and herds with me have their young: and if they

overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will

lead on gently, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and

according to the pace of the children, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are

with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find favor in the sight of my

lord.

16. So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths

for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

18 And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land

of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city.

19 And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at

the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces

of money.

20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-israel.



Genesis
Chapter 34

1. And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she bare unto Jacob, went out to

see the daughters of the land.

2 And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw

her; And he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the

damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to

wife.

5 Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; and his sons

were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they

came.

6. And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with

him.

7 And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it: and

the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought

folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be

done.

8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem

longeth for your daughter: I pray you, give her unto him to wife.

9 And make ye marriages with us; give your daughters unto us, and take

our daughters unto you.

10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell

and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find

favor in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye

shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with

guile, and spake, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

14 and said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one

that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us.

15 Only on this condition will we consent unto you: if ye will be as we

are, that every male of you be circumcised;

16 then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your

daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we

take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18. And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight

in Jacob's daughter: and he was honored above all the house of his father.

20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and

communed with the men of their city, saying,

21 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land,

and trade therein; for, behold, the land is large enough for them; let us

take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.

22 Only on this condition will the men consent unto us to dwell with us,

to become one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are

circumcised.

23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be

ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of

the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of

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 man his

sword, and came upon the city unawares, and slew all the males.

26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword,

and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went forth.

27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because

they had defiled their sister.

28 They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which

was in the city, and that which was in the field;

29 and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives, took

they captive and made a prey, even all that was in the house.

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, to make me

odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the

Perizzites: and, I being few in number, they will gather themselves

together against me and smite me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

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

 

Genesis 35

1. And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and

make there an altar unto God, who appeared unto thee when thou fleddest

from the face of Esau thy brother.

2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put

away the foreign gods that are among you, and purify yourselves, and change

your garments:

3 and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar

unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the

way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hand,

and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak

which was by Shechem.

5 And they journeyed: and a terror of God was upon the cities that were

round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

6. So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is

Beth-el), 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 was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

8 And Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried below Beth-el

under the oak: and the name of it was called Allon-bacuth.

9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and

blessed him.

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called

any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name

Israel.

11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: 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 which I gave unto Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will 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 spake with him.

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spake with him, a

pillar of stone: and he poured out a drink-offering thereon, and poured oil

thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him,

Beth-el.

16. And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some distance to

come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.

17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said

unto her, Fear not; for now thou shalt have another son.

18 And it came to pass, as her soul was departing (for she died), that

she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.

19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (the same is

Beth-lehem).

20 And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of

Rachel's grave unto this day.

21. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

22 And it came to pass, while Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went

and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard of it. Now the

sons of Jacob were twelve:

23 The sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's first-born, 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 handmaid: Dan and Naphtali;

26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad and Asher: these are the

sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Paddan-aram.

27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (the

same is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

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

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his

people, old and full of days: and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.

 



Genesis
Chapter 36

1. Now these are the generations of Esau (the same is Edom).

2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of

Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of

Zibeon the Hivite,

3 and Basemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth.

4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Basemath bare Reuel;

5 and Oholibamah bare Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah: these are the sons of

Esau, that were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the

souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his

possessions, which he had gather in the land of Canaan; and went into a

land away from his brother Jacob.

7 For their substance was too great for them to dwell together; and the

land of their sojournings could not bear them because of their cattle.

8 And Esau dwelt in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

9. And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in

mount Seir:

10 these are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife

of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz

Amalek: these are the sons of Adah, Esau's wife.

13 And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and

Mizzah: these were the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.

14 And these were the sons of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the

daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and

Korah.

15 These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the

first-born of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,

16 chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek: these are the chiefs that came

of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.

17 And these are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief

Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs that came of Reuel

in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.

18 And these are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau's wife: chief Jeush, chief

Jalam, chief Korah: these are the chiefs that came of Oholibamah the

daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.

19 These are the sons of Esau, and these are their chiefs: the same is

Edom.

20. These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land:

Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah,

21 and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan: these are the chiefs that came of the

Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.

22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Heman. And Lotan's sister was

Timna.

23 And these are the children of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath and Ebal,

Shepho and Onam.

24 And these are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; this is Anah who

found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his

father.

25 And these are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter

of Anah.

26 And these are the children of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and

Cheran.

27 These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan.

28 These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

29 These are the chiefs that came of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief

Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

30 chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan: these are the chiefs that came

of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

31. And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there

reigned any king over the children of Israel.

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was

Dinhabah.

33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his

stead.

34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his

stead.

35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the

field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.

36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

37 And Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his

stead.

38 And Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead:

and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the

daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.

40 And these are the names of the chiefs that came of Esau, according to

their families, after their places, by their names: chief Timna, chief

Alvah, chief Jetheth,

41 chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,

42 chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,

43 chief Magdiel, chief Iram: these are the chiefs of Edom, according to

their habitations in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father

of the Edomites.



Genesis
Chapter 37

1. And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of

Canaan.

2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old,

was feeding the flock with his brethren; and he was a lad with the sons of

Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought

the evil report of them unto their father.

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the

son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

4 And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his

brethren; and they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

5. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they

hated him yet the more.

6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have

dreamed:

7 for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf

arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves came round about,

and made obeisance to my sheaf.

8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? Or shalt

thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his

dreams, and for his words.

9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and

said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon

and eleven stars made obeisance to me.

10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father

rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed?

Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves

to thee to the earth?

11 And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

12. And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shecham.

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Are not thy brethren feeding the flock in

Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am

I.

14 And he said to him, Go now, see whether it is well with thy brethren,

and well with the flock; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the

vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the

field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

16 And he said, I am seeking my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where

they are feeding [the flock].

17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let

us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in

Dothan.

18 And they saw him afar off, and before he came near unto them, they

conspired against him to slay him.

19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the

pits, and we will say, And evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see

what will become of his dreams.

21 And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said,

Let us not take his life.

22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood; cast him into this pit that

is in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him: that he might deliver him

out of their hand, to restore him to his father.

23. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they

stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him;

24 and they took him, and cast him into the pit: and the pit was empty,

there was no water in it.

25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and

looked, and, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with

their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to

Egypt.

26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our

brother and conceal his blood?

27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be

upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brethren hearkened unto

him.

28 And there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted

up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty

pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.

29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the

pit; and he rent his clothes.

30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I,

whither shall I go?

31. And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat

in the blood;

32 and they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their

father, and said, This have we found: know now whether it is thy son's coat

or not.

33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat: an evil beast hath

devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces.

34 And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and

mourned for his son many days.

35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he

refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down to Sheol to my son

mourning. And his father wept for him.

36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of

Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.



Genesis
Chapter 38

1. And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his

brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was

Shua. And he took her, and went in unto her.

3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.

5 And she yet again bare a son, and called his name Shelah: and he was at

Chezib, when she bare him.

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah. And

Jehovah slew him.

8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and perform

the duty of a husband's brother unto her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

9 And Onan knew that the seed would not be his; and it came to pass, when

he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest

he should give seed to his brother.

10 And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah: and he

slew him also.

11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow in thy

father's house, till Shelah my son be grown up; for he said, Lest he also

die, like his brethren. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.

12. And in process of time Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and

Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheep-shearers to Timnah, he and

his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, thy father-in-law goeth up to

Timnah to shear his sheep.

14 And she put off from her the garments of her widowhood, and covered

herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim,

which is by the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and

she was not given unto him to wife.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; for she had covered

her face.

16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Come, I pray thee, let me

come in unto thee: for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law. And

she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

17 And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And

she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet

and thy cord, and thy staff that is in thy hand. And he gave them to her,

and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

19 And she arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put

on the garments of her widowhood.

20 And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the

Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her

not.

21 Then he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the prostitute,

that was at Enaim by the wayside? And they said, There hath been no

prostitute here.

22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I have not found her; and also the

men of the place said, There hath been no prostitute here.

23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be put to shame:

behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

24. And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah,

saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath played the harlot; and moreover,

behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and

let her be burnt.

25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By

the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray

thee, whose are these, the signet, and the cords, and the staff.

26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She is more righteous than I;

forasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no

more.

27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins

were in her womb.

28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that one put out a hand: and

the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This

came out first.

29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his

brother came out: and she said, Wherefore hast thou made a breach for

thyself? Therefore his name was called Perez.

30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon

his hand: and his name was called Zerah.



Genesis
Chapter 39

1. And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of

Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of

the Ishmaelites, that had brought him down thither.

2 And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in

the house of his master the Egyptian.

3 And his master saw that Jehovah was with him, and that Jehovah made all

that he did to prosper in his hand.

4 And Joseph found favor in his sight, and he ministered unto him: and he

made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

5 And it came to pass from the time that he made him overseer in his

house, and over all that he had, that Jehovah blessed the Egyptian's house

for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of Jehovah was upon all that he had, in

the house and in the field.

6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught

[that was] with him, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was

comely, and well-favored.

7. And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her

eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master

knoweth not what is with me in the house, and he hath put all that he hath

into my hand:

9 he is not greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back

anything from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do

this great wickedness, and sin against God?

10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he

hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, [or] to be with her.

11 And it came to pass about this time, that he went into the house to do

his work; and there was none of the men of the house there within.

12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left

his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

13. And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her

hand, and was fled forth,

14 that she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them,

saying, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came in

unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

15 and it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and

cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled, and got him out.

16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his master came home.

17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew

servant, whom thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:

18 and it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left

his garment by me, and fled out.

19. And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife,

which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me;

that his wrath was kindled.

20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place

where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

21 But Jehovah was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave

him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the

prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was

the doer of it.

23 The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his

hand, because Jehovah was with him; and that which he did, Jehovah made it

prosper.



Genesis
Chapter 40

1. And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of

Egypt and his baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against his two officers, against the chief of

the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into

the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he

ministered unto them: and they continued a season in ward.

5. And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream, in one

night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler

and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold,

they were sad.

7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in ward in his

master's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sad to-day?

8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is none that

can interpret it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong

to God? tell it me, I pray you.

9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my

dream, behold, a vine was before me;

10 and in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded,

[and] its blossoms shot forth; [and] the clusters thereof brought forth

ripe grapes:

11 and Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed

them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: the three

branches are three days;

13 within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee

unto thine office: and thou shalt give Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after

the former manner when thou wast his butler.

14 But have me in thy remembrance when it shall be well with thee, and

show kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh,

and bring me out of this house:

15 for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here

also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said

unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white

bread were on my head:

17 and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked food for

Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: the

three baskets are three days;

19 within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee,

and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off

thee.

20. And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that

he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the

chief butler and the head of the chief baker among his servants.

21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he

gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

22 but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.



Genesis
Chapter 41

1. And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed:

and, behold, he stood by the river.

2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, well-favored

and fat-fleshed; and they fed in the reed-grass.

3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river,

ill-favored and lean-fleshed, and stood by the other kine upon the brink of

the river.

4 And the ill-favored and lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven

well-favored and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

5 And he slept and dreamed a second time: and, behold, seven ears of

grain came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

6 And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up

after them.

7 And the thin ears swallowed up the seven rank and full ears. And

Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he

sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men

thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could

interpret them unto Pharaoh.

9. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my

faults this day:

10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the house

of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker:

11 and we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man

according to the interpretation of his dream.

12 And there was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the

captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams;

to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he

restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out

of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in

unto Pharaoh.

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is

none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that when thou

hearest a dream thou canst interpret it.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give

Pharaoh an answer of peace.

17. And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the

brink of the river:

18 and, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed

and well-favored: and they fed in the reed-grass:

19 and, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very

ill-favored and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt

for badness:

20 and the lean and ill-favored kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:

21 and when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had

eaten them; but they were still ill-favored, as at the beginning. So I

awoke.

22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up upon one stalk,

full and good:

23 and, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, [and] blasted with the east

wind, sprung up after them:

24 and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears: and I told it unto

the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: what God is

about to do he hath declared unto Pharaoh.

26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven

years: the dream is one.

27 And the seven lean and ill-favored kine that came up after them are

seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they

shall be seven years of famine.

28 That is the thing which I spake unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do

he hath showed unto Pharaoh.

29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land

of Egypt:

30 and there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the

plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall

consume the land;

31 and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine

which followeth; for it shall be very grievous.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh, it is because the

thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

33. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set

him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh do [this], and let him appoint overseers over the land,

and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous

years.

35 And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and

lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them

keep it.

36 And the food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years

of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not

through the famine.

37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all

his servants.

38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this, a

man in whom the spirit of God is?

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all of

this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou:

40 thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my

people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land

of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it upon

Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold

chain about his neck;

43 and he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they

cried before him, Bow the knee: and he set him over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no

man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him to

wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On. And Joseph went out

over the land of Egypt.

46. And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of

Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went

throughout all the land of Egypt.

47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the

land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field,

which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

49 And Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he

left off numbering; for it was without number.

50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came,

whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bare unto him.

51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For, [said he],

God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath made me

fruitful in the land of my affliction.

53 And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to

an end.

54 And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had

said: and there was famine in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there

was bread.

55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to

Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph;

what he saith to you, do.

56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened

all the store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine was sore

in the land of Egypt.

57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the

famine was sore in all the earth.



Genesis
Chapter 42

1. Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his

sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: get you

down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.

3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy grain from Egypt.

4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for

he said, Lest Peradventure harm befall him.

5 And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the

famine was in the land of Canaan.

6 And Joseph was the governor over the land; he it was that sold to all

the people of the land. And Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down

themselves to him with their faces to the earth.

7. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange

unto them, and spake roughly with them; and he said unto them. Whence come

ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said

unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants

come.

11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye

are come.

13 And they said, We thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one

man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our

father, and one is not.

14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying,

Ye are spies:

15 hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go

forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be

bound, that your words may be proved, whether there be truth in you: or

else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

17 And he put them all together into ward three days.

18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear

God:

19 if ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your

prison-house; but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses:

20 and bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be

verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

21. And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our

brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and

we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not

sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore also, behold, his

blood is required.

23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an

interpreter between them.

24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and he returned to

them, and spake to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him

before their eyes.

25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with grain, and to restore

every man's money into his sack, and to give them provisions for the way:

and thus was it done unto them.

26 And they laded their asses with their grain, and departed thence.

27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the

lodging-place, he espied his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his

sack.

28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is

even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they turned trembling one

to another, saying, What is this that God hath done unto us?

29. And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and

told him all that had befallen them, saying,

30 The man, the lord of the land, spake roughly with us, and took us for

spies of the country.

31 And we said unto him, We are true men; and we are no spies:

32 we are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the

youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

33 And the man, the lord of the land, said unto us, Hereby shall I know

that ye are true men: leave one of your brethren with me, and take [grain

for] the famine of your houses, and go your way;

34 and bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are

no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and

ye shall traffic in the land..

35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every

man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when they and their father saw

their bundles of money, they were afraid.

36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my

children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away:

all these things are against me.

37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring

him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee

again.

38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is

dead, and he only is left: if harm befall him by the way in which ye go,

then will ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

 



Genesis
Chapter 43

1. And the famine was sore in the land.

2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had

brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a

little food.

3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us,

saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee

food:

5 but if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down; for the man said

unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man

whether ye had yet a brother?

7 And they said, The man asked straitly concerning ourselves, and

concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye [another]

brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we in

any wise know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we

will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and

also our little ones.

9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring

him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for

ever:

10 for except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time.

11. And their father Israel said unto them, If it be so now, do this: take

of the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a

present, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and myrrh, nuts, and

almonds;

12 and take double money in your hand; and the money that was returned in

the mouth of your sacks carry again in your hand; peradventure it was an

oversight:

13 take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:

14 and God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release

unto you your other brother and Benjamin. And if I be bereaved of my

children, I am bereaved.

15. And the men took that present, and they took double money in their

hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before

Joseph.

16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his

house, Bring the men into the house, and slay, and make ready; for the men

shall dine with me at noon.

17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men to

Joseph's house.

18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house;

and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the

first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and

fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spake

unto him at the door of the house,

20 and said, Oh, my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy

food:

21 and it came to pass, when we came to the lodging-place, that we opened

our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our

money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

22 And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food: we know

not who put our money in our sacks.

23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your

father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he

brought Simeon out unto them.

24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water,

and they washed their feet. And he gave their asses provender.

25 And they made ready the present against Joseph's coming at noon: for

they heard that they should eat bread there.

26. And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in

their hand into the house, and bowed down themselves to him to the earth.

27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the

old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?

28 And they said, Thy servant our father is well, he is yet alive. And

they bowed the head, and made obeisance.

29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his mother's

son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And

he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.

30 And Joseph made haste; for his heart yearned over his brother: and he

sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

31 And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and

said, Set on bread.

32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and

for the Egyptians, that did eat with him, by themselves: because the

Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination

unto the Egyptians.

33 And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birthright,

and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one with

another.

34 And he took [and sent] messes unto them from before him: but

Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank,

and were merry with him.



Genesis
Chapter 44

1. And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks

with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his

sack's mouth.

2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest,

and his grain money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had

spoken.

3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and

their asses.

4 [And] when they were gone out of the city, and were not yet far off,

Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost

overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?

5 Is not this that in which my lord drinketh, and whereby he indeed

divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these words.

7 And they said unto him, Wherefore speaketh my lord such words as these?

Far be it from thy servants that they should do such a thing.

8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought

again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of

thy lord's house silver or gold?

9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, let him die, and we also

will be my lord's bondmen.

10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with

whom it is found shall be my bondman; and ye shall be blameless.

11 Then they hasted, and took down every man his sack to the ground, and

opened every man his sack.

12 And he searched, [and] began at the eldest, and left off at the

youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and

returned to the city.

14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; and he was yet

there: and they fell before him on the ground.

15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? know

ye not that such a man as I can indeed divine?

16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak?

or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy

servants: behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he also in whose

hand the cup is found.

17 And he said, Far be it from me that I should do so: the man in whose

hand the cup is found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, get you up

in peace unto your father.

18. Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh, my lord, let thy servant,

I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn

against thy servant; for thou art even as Pharaoh.

19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of

his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of

his mother; and his father loveth him.

21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may

set mine eyes upon him.

22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he

should leave his father, his father would die.

23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come

down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we

told him the words of my lord.

25 And our father said, Go again, buy us a little food.

26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us,

then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, expect our

youngest brother be with us.

27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me

two sons:

28 and the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces;

and I have not seen him since:

29 and if ye take this one also from me, and harm befall him, ye will

bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not

with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

31 it will come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not [with us],

that he will die: and thy servants will bring down the gray hairs of thy

servant our father with sorrow to Sheol.

32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I

bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever.

33 Now therefore, let thy servant, I pray thee, abide instead of the lad

a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.

34 For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I

see the evil that shall come on my father.



Genesis
Chapter 45

1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood before

him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no

man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh

heard.

3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet

live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his

presence.

4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And

they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into

Egypt.

5 And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me

hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet

five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and

to save you alive by a great deliverance.

8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me

a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land

of Egypt.

9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son

Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not;

10 and thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near

unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy

flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:

11 and there will I nourish thee; for there are yet five years of famine;

lest thou come to poverty, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast.

12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that

it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that

ye have seen: and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.

14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin

wept upon his neck.

15 And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his

brethren talked with him.

16. And the report thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's

brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye: lade

your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;

18 and take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will

give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the

land.

19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye: take you wagons out of the land of

Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and

come.

20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is

yours.

21 And the sons of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according

to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he

gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.

23 And to his father he sent after this manner: ten asses laden with the

good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with grain and bread and

provision for his father by the way.

24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto

them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

25. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto

Jacob their father.

26 And they told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is ruler over

all the land of Egypt. And his heart fainted, for he believed them not.

27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto

them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the

spirit of Jacob their father revived:

28 and Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go

and see him before I die.



Genesis
Chapter 46

1. And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to

Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob,

Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into

Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee

up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

5. And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob

their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which

Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in

the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:

7 his sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons's

daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt,

Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's first-born.

9 And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, and Pallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

10 And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and

Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

11 And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

12 And the sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Perez, and Zerah;

but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Perez were

Hezron and Hamul.

13 And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puvah, and Iob, and Shimron.

14 And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

15 These are the sons of Leah, whom she bare unto Jacob in Paddan-aram,

with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were

thirty and three.

16 And the sons of Gad: Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and

Arodi, and Areli.

17 And the sons of Asher: Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and

Serah their sister; and the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel.

18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter;

and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim,

whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, bare unto him.

21 And the sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and

Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

22 These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all the souls

were fourteen.

23 And the sons of Dan: Hushim.

24 And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

25 These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave unto Rachel his

daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, that came out of his

loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;

27 and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls:

all the souls of the house of Jacob, that came into Egypt, were threescore

and ten.

28. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to show the way before him

unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his

father, to Goshen; and he presented himself unto him, and fell on his neck,

and wept on his neck a good while.

30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy

face, that thou art yet alive.

31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will

go up, and tell Pharaoh, and will say unto him, My brethren, and my

father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

32 and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle; and

they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say,

What is your occupation?

34 that ye shall say, Thy servants have been keepers of cattle from our

youth even until now, both we, and our fathers: that ye may dwell in the

land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.



Genesis
Chapter 47

1. Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my

brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are

come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of

Goshen.

2 And from among his brethren he took five men, and presented them unto

Pharaoh.

3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they

said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.

4 And they said unto Pharaoh, To sojourn in the land are we come; for

there is no pasture for thy servants' flocks; for the famine is sore in the

land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the

land of Goshen.

5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are

come unto thee:

6 the land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy

father and thy brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and

if thou knowest any able men among them, then make them rulers over my

cattle.

7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and

Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How many are the days of the years of thy

life?

9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are

a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have been the days of the years of

my life, and they have not attained unto the days of the years of the life

of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh.

11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a

possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of

Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his

father's household, with bread, according to their families.

13. And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore,

so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the

famine.

14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of

Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and

Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

15 And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land

of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for

why should we die in thy presence? for [our] money faileth.

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your

cattle, if money fail.

17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread

in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for

the asses: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their cattle for

that year.

18 And when that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and

said unto him, We will not hide from my lord, how that our money is all

spent; and the herds of cattle are my lord's; there is nought left in the

sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

19 wherefore should we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy

us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto

Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land

be not desolate.

20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians

sold every man his field, because the famine was sore upon them: and the

land became Pharaoh's.

21 And as for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of

the border of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

22 Only the land of the priests bought he not: for the priests had a

portion from Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them;

wherefore they sold not their land.

23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day

and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the

land.

24 And it shall come to pass at the ingatherings, that ye shall give a

fifth unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the

field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for

your little ones.

25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find favor in the

sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

26 And Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt unto this

day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land of the priests alone

became not Pharaoh's.

27. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they

gat them possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied

exceedingly.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the days of

Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred forty and seven years.

29 And the time drew near that Israel must die: and he called his son

Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found favor in thy sight, put, I

pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me: bury

me not, I pray thee, in Egypt;

30 but when I sleep with my fathers, thou shalt carry me out of Egypt,

and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as thou hast

said.

31 And he said, Swear unto me: and he sware unto him. And Israel bowed

himself upon the bed's head.

Genesis 48

1. And it came to pass after these things, that one said to Joseph,

Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and

Ephraim.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee:

and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the

land of Canaan, and blessed me,

4 and said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,

and I will make of thee a company of peoples, and will give this land to

thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

5 And now thy two sons, who were born unto thee in the land of Egypt

before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as

Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine.

6 And thy issue, that thou begettest after them, shall be thine; they

shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

7 And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died by me in the land

of Canaan in the way, when there was still some distance to come unto

Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way to Ephrath (the same is

Beth-lehem).

8. And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given

me here. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless

them.

10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And

he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and,

lo, God hath let me see thy seed also.

12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees; and he bowed

himself with his face to the earth.

13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's

left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and

brought them near unto him.

14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's

head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding

his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born.

15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers

Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who hath fed me all my life long unto

this day,

16 the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let

my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and

let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head

of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove

it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the

first-born; put thy right hand upon his head.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know [it], my son, I know [it]. He

also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: howbeit his younger

brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of

nations.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee will Israel bless,

saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before

Manasseh.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God will be with you,

and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I

took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.



Genesis
Chapter 49

1. And Jacob called unto his sons, and said: gather yourselves together,

that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the latter days.

2 Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; And hearken unto

Israel your father.

3 Reuben, thou art my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my

strength; The pre-eminence of dignity, and the pre-eminence of power.

4 Boiling over as water, thou shalt not have the pre-eminence; Because

thou wentest up to thy father's bed; Then defiledst thou it: he went up to

my couch.

5. Simeon and Levi are brethren; Weapons of violence are their swords.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their council; Unto their assembly, my

glory, be not thou united; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their

self-will they hocked an ox.

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; And their wrath, for it was

cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.

8. Judah, thee shall thy brethren praise: Thy hand shall be on the neck of

thine enemies; Thy father's sons shall bow down before thee.

9 Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, thou art gone up: He

stooped down, he couched as a lion, And as a lioness; who shall rouse him

up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from

between his feet, Until Shiloh come: And unto him shall the obedience of

the peoples be.

11 Binding his foal unto the vine, And his ass's colt unto the choice

vine; He hath washed his garments in wine, And his vesture in the blood of

grapes:

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, And his teeth white with milk.

13. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; And he shall be for a

haven of ships; And his border shall be upon Sidon.

14 Issachar is a strong ass, Couching down between the sheepfolds:

15 And he saw a resting-place that it was good, And the land that it was

pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, And became a servant under

taskwork.

16 Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.

17 Dan shall be a serpent in the way, An adder in the path, That biteth

the horse's heels, So that his rider falleth backward.

18 I have waited for thy salvation, O Jehovah.

19 Gad, a troop shall press upon him; But he shall press upon their heel.

20 Out of the Asher his bread shall be fat, And he shall yield royal

dainties.

21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: He giveth goodly words.

22. Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a fountain; His

branches run over the wall.

23 The archers have sorely grieved him, And shot at him, and persecute

him:

24 But his bow abode in strength, And the arms of his hands were made

strong, By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (From thence is the

shepherd, the stone of Israel),

25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, And by the

Almighty, who shall bless thee, With blessings of heaven above, Blessings

of the deep that coucheth beneath, Blessings of the breasts, and of the

womb.

26 The blessings of thy father Have prevailed above the blessings of my

progenitors Unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: They shall be

on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him that was

separate from his brethren.

27 Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth: In the morning she shall devour the

prey, And at even he shall divide the spoil.

28. All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their

father spake unto them and blessed them; every one according to his

blessing he blessed them.

29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my

people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron

the Hittite,

30 in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre,

in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the

Hittite for a possession of a burying-place:

31 there they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac

and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah:

32 the field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the

children of Heth.

33 And when Jacob made an end of charging his sons, he gathered up his

feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his

people.



Genesis
Chapter 50

1. And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed

him.

2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father:

and the physicians embalmed Israel.

3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of

embalming: and the Egyptians wept for him three-score and ten days.

4 And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spake unto the

house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found favor in your eyes, speak, I

pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have

digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now

therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come

again.

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee

swear.

7. And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the

servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the

land of Egypt,

8 and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house:

only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the

land of Goshen.

9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a

very great company.

10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the

Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and sore lamentation: and

he made a mourning for his father seven days.

11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning

in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the

Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is

beyond the Jordan.

12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

13 for his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in

the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field,

for a possession of a burying-place, of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that

went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

15. And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said,

It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil

which we did unto him.

16 And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command

before he died, saying,

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the

transgression of thy brethren, and their sin, for that they did unto thee

evil. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of

the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they

said, Behold, we are thy servants.

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

20 And as for you, ye meant evil against me; but God meant it for good,

to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones.

And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

22. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph

lived a hundred and ten years.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the

children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph's knees.

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; but God will surely visit

you, and bring you up out of this land unto the land which he sware to

Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will

surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

26 So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed

him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.


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