Genesis   1

  1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the


  2  And the earth was without form, 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


  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 the evening and the morning were the

 first day.

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

 of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the


  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 the

 evening and the morning were the second day.

  9. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven 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 bring forth grass, the

 herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit

 after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the

 earth: and it was so.

  12  And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb

 yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding

 fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and

 God saw that [it was] good.

  13  And the evening and the morning were the third


  14. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament

 of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let

 them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and


  15  And let them be for lights in the firmament of the

 heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

  16  And God made 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 the 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 the evening and the morning were the fourth


  20. And God said, Let the waters bring forth

 abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl

 [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of


  21  And God created great whales, and every living

 creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth

 abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl

 after his 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 fowl

 multiply in the earth.

  23  And the evening and the morning were the fifth


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

 creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing,

 and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

  25  And God made the beast of the earth after his

 kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that

 creepeth upon the earth after his 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 fowl of the air, and over the

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

 thing that creepeth upon the earth.

  27  So God created man in his [own] image, in the

 image of God created he him; male and female created he


  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 fowl of the air, and over every living

 thing that moveth upon the earth.

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

 bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the

 earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a

 tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

  30  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl

 of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the

 earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every

 green herb for meat: and it was so.

  31. And God saw every thing that he had made, and,

 behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the

 morning were the sixth day.

 Genesis   2

  1. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and

 all the host of them.

  2  And on the seventh day God ended 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 sanctified it:

 because that in it he had rested from all his work

 which God created and made.

  4. These [are] the generations of the heavens and of

 the earth when they were created, in the day that the

 LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

  5  And every plant of the field before it was in the

 earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for

 the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,

 and [there was] not a man to till the ground.

  6  But there went up a mist from the earth, and

 watered the whole face of the ground.

  7  And the LORD 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 the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden;

 and there he put the man whom he had formed.

  9  And out of the ground made the LORD 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 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 into four


  11  The name of the first [is] Pison: 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


  14  And the name of the third river [is] Hiddekel:

 that [is] it which goeth toward the east of Assyria.

 And the fourth river [is] Euphrates.

  15  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into

 the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

  16. And the LORD 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 the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the

 man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for


  19  And out of the ground the LORD God formed every

 beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and

 brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call

 them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature,

 that [was] the name thereof.

  20  And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl

 of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for

 Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

  21. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon

 Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and

 closed up the flesh instead thereof;

  22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from

 man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

  23  And Adam 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   3

  1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of

 the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto

 the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of

 every tree of the garden?

  2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of

 the fruit of the trees of the garden:

  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

 gods, knowing good and evil.

  6. And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for

 food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a

 tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the

 fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her

 husband with her; and he did eat.

  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 the LORD God walking in

 the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his

 wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God

 amongst the trees of the garden.

  9. And the LORD God called unto Adam, 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 the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is]

 this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The

 serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

  14. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because

 thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all

 cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy

 belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the

 days of thy life:

  15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman,

 and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy

 head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

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

 thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow 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 sorrow

 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 Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she

 was the mother of all living.

  21. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God

 make coats of skins, and clothed them.

  22. And the LORD 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 the LORD God sent him forth from the

 garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was


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

 of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword

 which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of


 Genesis   4

  1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and

 bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

  2  And she again 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 the


  4  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his

 flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD 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


  6. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth?

 and why is thy countenance fallen?

  7  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and

 if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto

 thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over


  8. And Cain talked with 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 the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy

 brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother's


  10  And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy

 brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

  11  And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which

 hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood

 from thy hand;

  12  When thou tillest the ground, it shall not

 henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and

 a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

  13. And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment [is]

 greater than I can bear.

  14  Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the

 face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid;

 and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth;

 and it shall come to pass, [that] every one that

 findeth me shall slay me.

  15  And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever

 slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him

 sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any

 finding him should kill him.

  16. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD,

 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 Methusael: and Methusael

 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 [of such as have] cattle.

  21  And his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the

 father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

  22  And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer

 of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of

 Tubalcain [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 to my wounding, and a

 young man to my hurt.

  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 God, [said she], hath

 appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain


  26  And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and

 he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon

 the name of the LORD.

 Genesis   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


  3  And Adam lived an 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 had begotten Seth

 were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and


  5  And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred

 and thirty years: and he died.

  6. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat


  7  And Seth lived after he begat Enos 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 Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

  10  And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred

 and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

  11  And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and

 five years: and he died.

  12  And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat


  13  And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight

 hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

  14  And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and

 ten years: and he died.

  15  And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and

 begat Jared:

  16  And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight

 hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

  17  And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred

 ninety and five years: and he died.

  18  And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years,

 and he 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


  22  And Enoch walked with God after he begat

 Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and


  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 an 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


  27  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred

 sixty and nine years: and he died.

  28. And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years,

 and begat a son:

  29  And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same]

 shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our

 hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath


  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   6

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

 the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto


  2  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that

 they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which

 they chose.

  3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always

 strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his

 days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

  4. There were giants in the earth in those days; and

 also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the

 daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the

 same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of


  5  And GOD 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 the LORD that he had made man on

 the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

  7  And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have

 created from the face of the earth; both man, and

 beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the

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

  8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

  9  These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a

 just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah

 walked with God.

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

  11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the

 earth was filled with violence.

  12  And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was

 corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the


  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


  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 the fashion] which thou shalt make it

 [of]: The length of the ark [shall be] three hundred

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

 of it thirty cubits.

  16  A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a

 cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the

 ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; [with] lower,

 second, and third [stories] shalt thou make it.

  17  And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters

 upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein [is] the

 breath of life, from under heaven; [and] every thing

 that [is] in the earth shall die.

  18  But with thee will I establish my covenant; 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 fowls after their kind, and of cattle after

 their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after

 his 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 thou shalt 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   7

  1. And the LORD 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 by

 sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that

 [are] not clean by two, the male and his female.

  3  Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and

 the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the


  4  For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain

 upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every

 living substance that I have made will I destroy from

 off the face of the earth.

  5. And Noah did according unto all that the LORD

 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 fowls, and of every thing that creepeth

 upon the earth,

  9  There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark,

 the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

  10  And it came to pass after 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, the seventeenth day of the month, the

 same day were all the fountains of the great deep

 broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

  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


  14  They, and every beast after his kind, and all the

 cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that

 creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl

 after his kind, every bird of every sort.

  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 had commanded him: and the LORD 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

 lift up above the earth.

  18  And the waters prevailed, and were 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 hills, 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

 of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every

 creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every


  22  All in whose nostrils [was] the breath of life, of

 all that [was] in the dry [land], died.

  23  And every living substance was destroyed which was

 upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and

 the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and

 they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only

 remained [alive], and they that [were] with him in the


  24  And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred

 and fifty days.

 Genesis   8

  1. And God remembered Noah, and every living thing,

 and all the cattle that [was] with him in the ark: and

 God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters


  2  The fountains also of the deep and the windows of

 heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was


  3  And the waters returned from off the earth

 continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty

 days the waters were abated.

  4. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the

 seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of


  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, which went forth to and

 fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

  8  Also 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 into the ark, for the

 waters [were] on the face of the whole earth: then he

 put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in

 unto him into the ark.

  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 in the evening; and,

 lo, in her mouth [was] an olive leaf pluckt off: so

 Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the


  12  And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth

 the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

  13. And it came to pass in the six hundredth 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 dry.

  14  And in the second month, on the seven and

 twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

  15. And God spake unto Noah, saying,

  16  Go forth of 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] of fowl, and of cattle,

 and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the

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

 be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

  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 fowl,

 [and] whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their

 kinds, went forth out of the ark.

  20. And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took

 of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and

 offered burnt offerings on the altar.

  21  And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD

 said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground

 any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's

 heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again

 smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

  22  While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,

 and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and

 night shall not cease.

 Genesis   9

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

 them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the


  2  And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be

 upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of

 the air, upon all that moveth [upon] the earth, and

 upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they


  3  Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for

 you; even 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 of your lives will I require;

 at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at

 the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother

 will I require the life of man.

  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,


  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,

 of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the

 earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to

 every beast of the earth.

  11  And I will establish my covenant with you; neither

 shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a

 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


  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 of the ark,

 were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham [is] the

 father of Canaan.

  19  These [are] the three sons of Noah: and of them

 was the whole earth overspread.

  20  And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he

 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


  24. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his

 younger 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] the LORD God of Shem;

 and Canaan shall be his servant.

  27  God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in

 the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall 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  10

  1. Now these [are] the generations of the sons of

 Noah, 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


  4  And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish,

 Kittim, and Dodanim.

  5  By these were the isles of the Gentiles 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 Phut,

 and Canaan.

  7  And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and

 Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: 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 the LORD: wherefore

 it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the


  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 went forth Asshur, and builded

 Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

  12  And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same [is]

 a great city.

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

 and Naphtuhim,

  14  And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came

 Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

  15. And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

  16  And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the


  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

 Canaanites spread abroad.

  19  And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon,

 as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto

 Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto


  20  These [are] the sons of Ham, after their families,

 after their tongues, in their countries, [and] in their


  21. Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of

 Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him

 were [children] born.

  22  The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and

 Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

  23  And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether,

 and Mash.

  24  And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

  25  And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of 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

 unto Sephar a mount 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 by these

 were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

 Genesis  11

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


  2  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the

 east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar;

 and they dwelt there.

  3  And they said one to another, Go to, let us make

 brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for

 stone, and slime had they for morter.

  4  And they said, Go to, 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 the LORD came down to see the city and the

 tower, which the children of men builded.

  6  And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and

 they have all one language; and this they begin to do:

 and now nothing will be restrained from them, which

 they have imagined to do.

  7  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their

 language, that they may not understand one another's


  8  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon

 the face of all the earth: and they left off to build

 the city.

  9  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because

 the LORD did there confound the language of all the

 earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad

 upon the face of all the earth.

  10. These [are] the generations of Shem: Shem [was] an

 hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after

 the flood:

  11  And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five

 hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

  12  And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and

 begat Salah:

  13  And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four

 hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

  14  And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

  15  And Salah 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


  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


  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


  25  And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an 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  But 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  12

  1. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of

 thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy

 father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

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

 bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be

 a blessing:

  3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse

 him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families

 of the earth be blessed.

  4. So Abram departed, as the LORD 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

 Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite

 [was] then in the land.

  7  And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto

 thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an

 altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

  8  And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the

 east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, [having] Bethel

 on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded

 an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the


  9  And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the


  10. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went

 down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine [was]

 grievous in the land.

  11  And it came to pass, when he was come near to

 enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife,

 Behold now, I know that thou [art] a fair woman to look


  12  Therefore it shall come to pass, when the

 Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall 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 my soul shall

 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  The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended

 her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into

 Pharaoh's house.

  16  And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he

 had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and

 maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

  17  And the LORD 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 I might

 have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy

 wife, take [her], and go thy way.

  20  And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him:

 and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he


 Genesis  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

 Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the

 beginning, between Bethel and Hai;

  4  Unto the place of the altar, which he had made

 there at the first: and there Abram called on the name

 of the LORD.

  5. And Lot also, which 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 herdmen of

 Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the

 Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled 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 herdmen

 and thy herdmen; for we [be] 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

 depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

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

 plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every

 where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,

 [even] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of

 Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

  11  Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and

 Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the

 one from the other.

  12  Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot

 dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched [his]

 tent toward Sodom.

  13  But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners

 before the LORD exceedingly.

  14. And the LORD 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] shall thy seed also be numbered.

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

 and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

  18  Then Abram removed [his] tent, and came and dwelt

 in the plain of Mamre, which [is] in Hebron, and built

 there an altar unto the LORD.

 Genesis  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 nations;

  2  [That these] made war with Bera king of Sodom, and

 with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and

 Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which

 is Zoar.

  3  All these were joined together in the vale of

 Siddim, which 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 Rephaims

 in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the

 Emims 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 Enmishpat, which

 [is] Kadesh, and smote all the country of the

 Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in


  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 joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;

  9  With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal

 king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and

 Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

  10  And the vale of Siddim [was full of] slimepits;

 and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell

 there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

  11  And they took all the 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; for he dwelt in the plain 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 armed his trained [servants], born in his

 own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued

 [them] unto Dan.

  15  And he divided himself against them, he and his

 servants, by night, 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 again 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 of

 the kings that [were] with him, at the valley of

 Shaveh, which [is] the king's dale.

  18  And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread

 and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God.

  19  And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram

 of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

  20  And blessed be the most high God, which hath

 delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him

 tithes 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 lift

 up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the

 possessor of heaven and earth,

  23  That I will not [take] from a thread even to a

 shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that

 [is] thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram


  24  Save only that which the young men have eaten, and

 the portion of the men which went with me, Aner,

 Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

 Genesis  15

  1. After these things the word of the LORD came unto

 Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy

 shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.

  2. And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me,

 seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house [is]

 this Eliezer of Damascus?

  3  And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no

 seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

  4  And, behold, the word of the LORD [came] unto him,

 saying, This 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 tell the stars, if thou be able to

 number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed


  6  And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to

 him for righteousness.

  7. And he said unto him, I [am] the LORD that brought

 thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land

 to inherit it.

  8  And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I

 shall inherit it?

  9  And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three

 years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram

 of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young


  10  And he took unto him all these, and divided them

 in the midst, and laid each piece one against another:

 but the birds divided he not.

  11  And when the fowls came down upon the carcases,

 Abram drove them away.

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

 upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell

 upon him.

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

 seed shall be a stranger 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


  15  And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou

 shalt be buried in a good old age.

  16  But in the fourth generation they shall come

 hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites [is] not

 yet full.

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

 and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a

 burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

  18  In the same day the LORD 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


  19  The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the


  20  And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the


  21  And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the

 Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

 Genesis  16

  1. Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and

 she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name [was]


  2  And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD

 hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in

 unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by

 her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

  3  And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the

 Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land

 of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his


  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 have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw

 that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the

 LORD judge between me and thee.

  6  But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid [is] in

 thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai

 dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

  7. And the angel of the LORD 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 maid, whence camest

 thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee

 from the face of my mistress Sarai.

  9  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to

 thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

  10. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will

 multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be

 numbered for multitude.

  11  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold,

 thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt

 call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy


  12  And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be]

 against every man, and every man's hand against him;

 and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

  13  And she called the name of the LORD that spake

 unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also

 here looked after him that seeth me?

  14  Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi;

 behold, [it is] between Kadesh and Bered.

  15. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his

 son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

  16  And Abram [was] fourscore and six years old, when

 Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

 Genesis  17

  1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the

 LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the

 Almighty God; 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 a father of many nations.

  5  Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram,

 but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many

 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 in their generations for

 an everlasting covenant, 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 wherein thou art a stranger, all the

 land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I

 will be their God.

  9  And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my

 covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in

 their generations.

  10  This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep,

 between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man

 child among you shall be circumcised.

  11  And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your

 foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant

 betwixt me and you.

  12  And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised

 among you, every man child in your generations, he that

 is born in the house, or bought with money of any

 stranger, which [is] not of thy seed.

  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


  14  And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his

 foreskin is not circumcised, 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 give thee a son also of

 her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be [a mother]

 of nations; kings of people 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 an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is

 ninety years old, bear?

  18  And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might

 live before thee!

  19  And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son

 indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will

 establish my covenant with him for an everlasting

 covenant, [and] with 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, which

 Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next


  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, born in the house,

 and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised

 with him.

 Genesis  18

  1. And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of

 Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the


  2  And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three

 men stood by him: and when he saw [them], he ran to

 meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward

 the ground,

  3  And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in

 thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy


  4  Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and

 wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

  5  And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye

 your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore

 are ye 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 upon the hearth.

  7  And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf

 tender and good, and gave [it] unto a young man; 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

 according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife

 shall have a son. And Sarah heard [it] in the tent

 door, which [was] behind him.

  11  Now Abraham and Sarah [were] old [and] well

 stricken in age; [and] it ceased to be with Sarah after

 the manner of women.

  12  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying,

 After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord

 being old also?

  13  And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did

 Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child,

 which am old?

  14  Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time

 appointed I will return unto thee, according to the

 time of life, 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


  17  And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that

 thing which I do;

  18  Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great

 and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth

 shall be blessed in him?

  19  For I know him, that he will command his children

 and his household after him, and they shall keep the

 way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the

 LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken

 of him.

  20  And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and

 Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very


  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 their faces from thence, and

 went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the


  23. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also

 destroy the righteous with the wicked?

  24  Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the

 city: wilt thou also destroy 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: and that the

 righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from

 thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

  26  And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty

 righteous within the city, then I will spare all the

 place for their sakes.

  27  And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have

 taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which [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, If I find there forty and five, I

 will not destroy [it].

  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 forty's sake.

  30  And he said [unto him], 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

 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

 ten's sake.

  33  And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left

 communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his


 Genesis  19

  1. And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot

 sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up

 to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward

 the ground;

  2  And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, 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 ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in

 the street all night.

  3  And he pressed upon 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 old and young, all the people from every quarter:

  5  And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where

 [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring

 them out unto us, that we may know them.

  6  And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut

 the door after him,

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

  8  Behold now, I have two daughters which have not

 known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you,

 and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto

 these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the

 shadow of my roof.

  9  And they said, Stand back. And they said [again],

 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 came near to break the door.

  10  But the men put forth their hand, and pulled 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 whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring [them] out

 of this place:

  13  For we will destroy this place, because the cry of

 them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and

 the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

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

 which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out

 of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But

 he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

  15. And when the morning arose, then the angels

 hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two

 daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the

 iniquity of the city.

  16  And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his

 hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand

 of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him:

 and they brought him forth, and set him without the


  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 grace in thy

 sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou

 hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot

 escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I


  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

 this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

  22  Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any

 thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of

 the city was called Zoar.

  23  The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered

 into Zoar.

  24. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah

 brimstone and fire from the LORD 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 stood before the LORD:

  28  And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and

 toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo,

 the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a


  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 the 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 firstborn 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


  33  And they made their father drink wine that night:

 and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and

 he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

  34  And it came to pass on the morrow, that the

 firstborn 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

 perceived 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 firstborn 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 Benammi: the same [is] the father of the

 children of Ammon unto this day.

 Genesis  20

  1. And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south

 country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and

 sojourned in Gerar.

  2  And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She [is] my

 sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took


  3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and

 said to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead man, for the

 woman which thou hast taken; for she [is] a man's wife.

  4  But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said,

 Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

  5  Said he not unto me, She [is] my sister? and she,

 even she herself said, He [is] my brother: in the

 integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I

 done this.

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

 thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I

 also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore

 suffered I thee not to touch her.

  7  Now therefore restore the man [his] 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]


  8. Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and

 called all his servants, and told all these things in

 their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

  9  Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him,

 What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended

 thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a

 great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not

 to be done.

  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 yet indeed [she is] my sister; she [is] 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 shew unto me; at every

 place whither we shall come, say of me, He [is] my


  14. And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and

 menservants, and womenservants, 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, he [is]

 to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that [are]

 with thee, and with all [other]: thus she was reproved.

  17  So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed

 Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they

 bare [children].

  18  For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of

 the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's


 Genesis  21

  1. And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the

 LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

  2  For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his

 old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to


  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 being eight

 days old, as God had commanded him.

  5  And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son

 Isaac was born unto him.

  6  And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so

 that] all that hear will laugh with me.

  7  And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham,

 that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have

 born [him] a son in his old age.

  8  And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham

 made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was


  9. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which

 she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

  10  Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this

 bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman

 shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac.

  11  And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight

 because 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

 bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee,

 hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be


  13  And also of the son of the bondwoman 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 the child, and sent

 her away: and she departed, and wandered in the

 wilderness of Beersheba.

  15  And the water was spent in the bottle, 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 see the death of the child. And she sat over

 against [him], and lift 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 thine

 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 dwelt

 in the wilderness, and became an archer.

  21  And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his

 mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

  22. And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech

 and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto

 Abraham, saying, God [is] with thee in all that thou


  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 a well

 of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently

 taken away.

  26  And Abimelech said, I wot 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 both of them made a covenant.

  28  And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by


  29  And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these

 seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

  30  And he said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shalt

 thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto

 me, that I have digged this well.

  31  Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because

 there they sware both of them.

  32  Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then

 Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his

 host, and they returned into the land of the


  33. And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beersheba, and

 called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting


  34  And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land

 many days.

 Genesis  22

  1. And it came to pass after these things, that God

 did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he

 said, Behold, [here] I [am].

  2  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son]

 Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of

 Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon

 one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

  3. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and

 saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with

 him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the

 burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of

 which God had told him.

  4  Then 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

 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 the fire

 in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them


  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, My son, God will provide himself

 a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them


  9  And they came to the place which God had told him

 of; and Abraham built an 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 the LORD called unto him out of

 heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here

 [am] I.

  12  And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad,

 neither do thou any thing 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 a thicket by his

 horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered

 him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

  14  And Abraham called the name of that place

 Jehovahjireh: as it is said [to] this day, In the mount

 of the LORD it shall be seen.

  15. And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out

 of heaven the second time,

  16  And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD,

 for 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 heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea

 shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his


  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 Beersheba; and Abraham

 dwelt at Beersheba.

  20. And it came to pass after these things, that it

 was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also

 born children unto thy brother Nahor;

  21  Huz his firstborn, 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 Milcah did

 bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

  24  And his concubine, whose name [was] Reumah, she

 bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

 Genesis  23

  1. And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years

 old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.

  2  And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same [is] Hebron

 in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for

 Sarah, and to weep for her.

  3. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and

 spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

  4  I [am] a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me

 a possession of a buryingplace 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 mighty prince 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 stood 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 intreat 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 as much

 money as it is worth he shall give it me for a

 possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

  10  And Ephron dwelt among 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 sons of my people give I it thee: bury

 thy dead.

  12  And Abraham bowed down himself 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 give it],

 I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the

 field; take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there.

  14  And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

  15  My lord, hearken unto me: the land [is 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 sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of

 silver, current [money] with the merchant.

  17  And 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 borders 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

 buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

 Genesis  24

  1. And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age:

 and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

  2  And Abraham said unto his eldest servant 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 the LORD, the God of

 heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not

 take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the

 Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

  4  But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my

 kindred, and take a wife unto 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  The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my

 father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and

 which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying,

 Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his

 angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my

 son from thence.

  8  And if the woman will not be willing to follow

 thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only

 bring not my son thither again.

  9  And the servant put his hand under the thigh of

 Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that


  10. And the servant took ten camels of the camels of

 his master, and departed; for all the goods of his

 master [were] in his hand: and he arose, and went to

 Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

  11  And he made his camels to kneel down without the

 city by a well of water at the time of the evening,

 [even] the time that women go out to draw [water].

  12  And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I

 pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew

 kindness unto my master Abraham.

  13  Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water; and

 the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw


  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 shewed kindness unto my


  15  And it came to pass, before he had done speaking,

 that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to

 Bethuel, 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 well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

  17  And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me,

 I pray thee, drink a little water of 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 [water] for thy camels also, until they

 have done drinking.

  20  And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the

 trough, and ran again unto the well to draw [water],

 and drew for all his camels.

  21  And the man wondering at her held his peace, to

 wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or


  22  And it came to pass, as the camels had done

 drinking, that the man took a golden earring 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, which 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 down his head, and worshipped

 the LORD.

  27  And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of my

 master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master

 of his mercy and his truth: I [being] in the way, the

 LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.

  28  And the damsel ran, and told [them of] her

 mother's house these things.

  29. And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was]

 Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

  30  And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and

 bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard

 the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the

 man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he

 stood by the camels at the well.

  31  And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD;

 wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared

 the house, and room for the camels.

  32  And the man came into the house: and he ungirded

 his camels, and gave straw and provender for the

 camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet

 that [were] with him.

  33  And there was set [meat] 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 the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and

 he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and

 herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and

 maidservants, 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 to 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 unto my son.

  39  And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman

 will not follow me.

  40  And he said unto me, The LORD, 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 [this] my oath, when

 thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee

 [one], thou shalt be clear from my oath.

  42  And I came this day unto the well, and said, O

 LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper

 my way which I go:

  43  Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall

 come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw

 [water], and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a

 little water of thy pitcher to drink;

  44  And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will

 also draw for thy camels: [let] the same [be] the woman

 whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.

  45  And before I had done speaking in mine heart,

 behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her

 shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew

 [water]: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray


  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 earring

 upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

  48  And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD,

 and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which

 had led me in the right way to take my master's

 brother's daughter unto his son.

  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 the LORD: 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 the LORD

 hath spoken.

  52  And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant

 heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, [bowing

 himself] to the earth.

  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


  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 the

 LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go

 to my master.

  57  And they said, We will call the damsel, and

 enquire 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, Thou

 [art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of

 millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those

 which 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 the well Lahairoi;

 for he dwelt in the south country.

  63  And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the

 eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and,

 behold, the camels [were] coming.

  64  And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw

 Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

  65  For she [had] said unto the servant, What man [is]

 this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the

 servant [had] said, It [is] my master: therefore she

 took a vail, and covered herself.

  66  And the servant told Isaac all things that he had


  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


 Genesis  25

  1. Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name [was]


  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, which Abraham

 had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac

 his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east


  7  And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham's

 life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen


  8  Then 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 his sons Isaac and Ishmael 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 sons of

 Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

  11. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham,

 that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the

 well 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

 firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel,

 and Mibsam,

  14  And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

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

  16  These [are] the sons of Ishmael, and these [are]

 their names, by their towns, and by their castles;

 twelve princes according to their nations.

  17  And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael,

 an 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: [and] he

 died in the presence of all his brethren.

  19. And these [are] the generations of Isaac,

 Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

  20  And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah

 to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of

 Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

  21  And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because

 she [was] barren: and the LORD was intreated of him,

 and Rebekah his wife conceived.

  22  And the children struggled together within her;

 and she said, If [it be] so, why [am] I thus? And she

 went to enquire of the LORD.

  23  And the LORD said unto her, Two nations [are] in

 thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated

 from thy bowels; and [the one] people shall be stronger

 than [the other] people; and the elder shall serve the


  24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled,

 behold, [there were] twins in her womb.

  25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy

 garment; and they called his name Esau.

  26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand

 took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called

 Jacob: and Isaac [was] threescore years old when she

 bare them.

  27  And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter,

 a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a plain man,

 dwelling in tents.

  28  And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of [his]

 venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

  29. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came 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 this day thy birthright.

  32  And Esau said, Behold, I [am] at the point to die:

 and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

  33  And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware

 unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

  34  Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of

 lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and

 went his way: thus Esau despised [his] birthright.

 Genesis  26

  1. And there was a famine in the land, beside the

 first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac

 went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

  2  And the LORD 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 countries, and I will perform the

 oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

  4  And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars

 of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these

 countries; 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,

 [She is] 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 for her.

  10  And Abimelech said, What [is] this thou hast done

 unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with

 thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness

 upon us.

  11  And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying, He

 that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put

 to death.

  12. Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the

 same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

  13  And the man waxed great, and went forward, and

 grew until he became very great:

  14  For he had possession of flocks, and possession of

 herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines

 envied him.

  15  For all the wells which his father's servants had

 digged in the days of Abraham his father, the

 Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with


  16  And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for

 thou art much mightier than we.

  17  And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent 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 herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's

 herdmen, saying, The water [is] ours: and he called the

 name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.

  21  And they digged another well, and 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 the LORD hath

 made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

  23  And he went up from thence to Beersheba.

  24  And the LORD 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 the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there

 Isaac's servants digged a well.

  26. Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and

 Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief

 captain of his army.

  27  And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me,

 seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?

  28  And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was

 with thee: and we said, Let there be now 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 the LORD.

  30  And he made them a feast, and they did eat and


  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


  33  And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the

 city [is] Beersheba unto this day.

  34. And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife

 Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath

 the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

  35  Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to


 Genesis  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 eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he

 said unto him, Behold, [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 [some] venison;

  4  And make me savoury meat, 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,


  7  Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I

 may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my


  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 savoury

 meat for thy father, such as he loveth:

  10  And thou shalt bring [it] to thy father, that he

 may eat, and 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


  14  And he went, and fetched, and brought [them] to

 his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as

 his father loved.

  15  And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son

 Esau, which [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 savoury meat 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

 firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me:

 arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy

 soul may bless me.

  20  And Isaac said unto his son, How [is it] that thou

 hast found [it] so quickly, my son? And he said,

 Because the LORD thy God brought [it] to me.

  21  And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee,

 that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou [be] my very

 son Esau or not.

  22  And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he

 felt him, and said, The voice [is] Jacob's voice, but

 the hands [are] the hands of Esau.

  23  And he discerned him not, because his hands were

 hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

  24  And he said, [Art] thou my very son Esau? And he

 said, I [am].

  25  And he said, Bring [it] near to me, and I will eat

 of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And

 he brought [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 the LORD hath blessed:

  28  Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and

 the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

  29  Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to

 thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's

 sons bow down to thee: cursed [be] every one that

 curseth thee, and blessed [be] he that 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 had made savoury meat, and brought it

 unto his father, and 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 firstborn Esau.

  33  And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said,

 Who? where [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  And when Esau heard the words of his father, he

 cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said

 unto his father, Bless me, [even] me also, O my father.

  35  And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and

 hath taken away thy blessing.

  36  And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he

 hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my

 birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my

 blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a

 blessing for me?

  37  And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I

 have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I

 given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have

 I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my


  38  And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one

 blessing, my father? bless me, [even] me also, O my

 father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

  39  And Isaac his father answered and said unto him,

 Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth,

 and of the dew of heaven from above;

  40  And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve

 thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt

 have the dominion, that thou shalt break 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 these 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

 deprived also 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 [which are] of

 the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do


 Genesis  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 Padanaram, 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

 multitude of people;

  4  And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and

 to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the

 land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto


  5  And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram

 unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of

 Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

  6. When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and

 sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from

 thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a

 charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the

 daughters of Canaan;

  7  And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother,

 and was gone to Padanaram;

  8  And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan

 pleased not Isaac his father;

  9  Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the

 wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael

 Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

  10. And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward


  11  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried

 there all night, because the sun was set; and he took

 of the stones of that place, and put [them for] his

 pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

  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, the LORD stood above it, and said, I

 [am] the LORD 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


  15  And, behold, I [am] with thee, and will keep thee

 in all [places] whither thou goest, and will bring thee

 again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until

 I have done [that] which I have spoken to thee of.

  16. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said,

 Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not.

  17  And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful [is]

 this place! this [is] none other but the house of God,

 and this [is] the gate of heaven.

  18  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took

 the stone that he had put [for] his pillows, and set it

 up [for] a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

  19  And he called the name of that place Bethel: but

 the name of that city [was called] 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; then shall the LORD be my God:

  22  And this stone, which I have set [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  29

  1. Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the

 land of the people of the east.

  2  And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and,

 lo, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying by it; for

 out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great

 stone [was] upon the well's mouth.

  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

 his place.

  4  And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence [be]

 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] he well? And they said,

 [He 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 [till] they roll the stone from

 the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.

  9. And while he yet spake 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


  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  Leah [was] tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful

 and well favoured.

  18  And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve

 thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

  19  And Laban said, [It is] better that I give her to

 thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide

 with me.

  20  And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they

 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 unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his

 maid [for] an handmaid.

  25  And it came to pass, that in the morning, 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 must not be so done in our

 country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

  27  Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this 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 also.

  29  And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his

 handmaid to be her maid.

  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 when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated, 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, Surely the LORD hath

 looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband

 will love me.

  33  And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said,

 Because the LORD hath heard that I [was] 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 born him three sons: therefore was his

 name called Levi.

  35  And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she

 said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called

 his name Judah; and left bearing.

 Genesis  30

  1. And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no

 children, Rachel envied her sister; and 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; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also

 have 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 maid conceived again, and bare

 Jacob a second son.

  8  And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I

 wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she

 called his name Naphtali.

  9  When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took

 Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

  10  And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.

  11  And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his

 name Gad.

  12  And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.

  13  And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will

 call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.

  14. And Reuben went 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 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 out of the field in the evening,

 and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come

 in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's

 mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

  17  And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived,

 and bare Jacob the fifth son.

  18  And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because

 I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called

 his name Issachar.

  19  And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth


  20  And Leah said, God hath endued me [with] a good

 dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I

 have born him six sons: and she called his name


  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; and said, The LORD

 shall add to me another son.

  25. And it came to pass, when Rachel had born 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 which I have done thee.

  27  And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have

 found favour in thine eyes, [tarry: for] I have learned

 by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy


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


  29  And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have

 served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

  30  For [it was] little which thou hadst before I

 [came], and it is [now] increased unto a multitude; and

 the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: 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 any thing: if thou wilt do

 this thing for me, I will again feed [and] keep thy


  32  I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing

 from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and

 all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted

 and speckled among the goats: and [of such] shall be my


  33  So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to

 come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face:

 every one that [is] not speckled and spotted among the

 goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted

 stolen with me.

  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

 ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that

 were speckled and spotted, [and] every one that had

 [some] white in it, and all the brown among the sheep,

 and gave [them] into the hand of his sons.

  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 green poplar, and of

 the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in

 them, and made the white appear which [was] in the


  38  And he set the rods which he had pilled before the

 flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the

 flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when

 they came to drink.

  39  And the flocks conceived before the rods, and

 brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and


  40  And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the

 faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the

 brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks

 by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

  41  And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger

 cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before

 the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might

 conceive among the rods.

  42  But when the cattle were feeble, he put [them] not

 in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger


  43  And the man increased exceedingly, and had much

 cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels,

 and asses.

 Genesis  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 before.

  3  And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land

 of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with


  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 before; but

 the God of my father hath been with me.

  6  And ye know that with 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 cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus,

 The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the

 cattle ringstraked.

  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 cattle

 conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a

 dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the

 cattle [were] ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.

  11  And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream,

 [saying], Jacob: And I said, Here [am] I.

  12  And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all

 the rams which leap upon the cattle [are] ringstraked,

 speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban

 doeth unto thee.

  13  I [am] the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst

 the pillar, [and] where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now

 arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the

 land of thy kindred.

  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 counted of him strangers? for he hath

 sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.

  16  For all the riches which God hath taken 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 camels;

  18  And he carried away all his cattle, and all his

 goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting,

 which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac

 his father in the land of Canaan.

  19  And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had

 stolen the images 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 mount 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 they overtook him in

 the mount Gilead.

  24  And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by

 night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not

 to Jacob either good or bad.

  25. Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched

 his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren

 pitched in the mount 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 [taken] with the sword?

  27  Wherefore didst thou flee away 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 hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my

 daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in [so] doing.

  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 thou heed 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, Peradventure thou wouldest take

 by force thy daughters from me.

  32  With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him 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 two maidservants' tents; but he

 found [them] not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and

 entered into Rachel's tent.

  34  Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in

 the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban

 searched all the tent, but found [them] not.

  35  And she said to her father, Let it not displease

 my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the

 custom of women [is] upon me. And he searched, but

 found not the images.

  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 so hotly

 pursued after me?

  37  Whereas thou hast searched 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 both.

  38  This twenty years [have] I [been] with thee; thy

 ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and

 the rams of thy flock 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


  40  [Thus] I was; in the day the drought consumed me,

 and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine


  41  Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I

 served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and

 six years for thy cattle: 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 thou

 hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine

 affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked

 [thee] yesternight.

  43. And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, [These]

 daughters [are] my daughters, and [these] children

 [are] my children, and [these] cattle [are] my cattle,

 and all that thou seest [is] mine: and what can I do

 this day unto these my daughters, or unto their

 children which they have born?

  44  Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I

 and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and


  45  And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] a


  46  And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones;

 and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did

 eat there upon the heap.

  47  And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob

 called it Galeed.

  48  And Laban said, This heap [is] a witness between

 me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it

 called Galeed;

  49  And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me

 and thee, when we are absent one from another.

  50  If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou

 shalt take [other] wives beside my daughters, no man

 [is] with us; see, God [is] witness betwixt me and


  51  And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and

 behold [this] pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and


  52  This heap [be] witness, and [this] 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  Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and

 called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat

 bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

  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  32

  1. And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God

 met him.

  2  And when Jacob saw them, he said, This [is] God's

 host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

  3. And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his

 brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

  4  And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak

 unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have

 sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

  5  And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and

 menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell

 my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

  6  And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We

 came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet

 thee, and four hundred men with him.

  7  Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and

 he divided the people that [was] with him, and the

 flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

  8  And said, If Esau come to the one company, and

 smite it, then the other company which is left shall


  9. And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God

 of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me,

 Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will

 deal well with thee:

  10  I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies,

 and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy

 servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan;

 and now I am become two bands.

  11  Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my

 brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he

 will come and smite me, [and] the mother with the


  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 same night; and took of

 that which came to his hand a present for Esau his


  14  Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two

 hundred ewes, and twenty rams,

  15  Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine,

 and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.

  16  And he delivered [them] into the hand of his

 servants, every drove by themselves; 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 be] thy servant

 Jacob's; it [is] a present sent unto my lord Esau: and,

 behold, also he [is] behind us.

  19  And so commanded he 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 say ye 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 of me.

  21  So went the present over before him: and himself

 lodged that night in the company.

  22  And he rose up that night, and took his two wives,

 and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and

 passed over the ford Jabbok.

  23  And he took them, and sent them over the brook,

 and sent over that 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 out of joint, as he wrestled with


  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 as a prince hast thou power 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

 I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

  31  And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon

 him, and he halted upon his thigh.

  32  Therefore the children of Israel eat not [of] the

 sinew which shrank, which [is] upon the hollow of the

 thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of

 Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. Genesis  33

  1. And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and,

 behold, Esau came, 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 passed over before them, and bowed himself

 to the ground seven times, until he came near to his


  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] those with thee? And

 he said, The children which God hath graciously given

 thy servant.

  6  Then the handmaidens came near, they and their

 children, and they bowed themselves.

  7  And Leah also with 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 drove

 which I met? And he said, [These are] to find grace in

 the sight of my lord.

  9  And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that

 thou hast unto thyself.

  10  And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have

 found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my

 hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I

 had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with


  11  Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to

 thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and

 because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took


  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 the flocks and herds with

 young [are] with me: and if men should overdrive them

 one day, all the flock will die.

  14  Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his

 servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the

 cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to

 endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

  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 grace 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 an

 house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the

 name of the place is called Succoth.

  18  And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which

 [is] in the land of Canaan, when he came from

 Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.

  19  And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had

 spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor,

 Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.

  20  And he erected there an altar, and called it


 Genesis  34

  1. And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto

 Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

  2  And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite,

 prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay

 with her, and defiled 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  And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his

 daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the

 field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

  6. And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob

 to commune with him.

  7  And the sons of Jacob came out of 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 him to wife.

  9  And make ye marriages with us, [and] 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 grace 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 deceitfully, and said, because he had

 defiled Dinah their sister:

  14  And they 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  But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will

 be as we [be], 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


  19  And the young man deferred not to do the thing,

 because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he

 [was] more honourable than 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,


  21  These men [are] peaceable with us; therefore let

 them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the

 land, behold, [it is] large enough for them; let us

 take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give

 them our daughters.

  22  Only herein will the men consent unto us for to

 dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us

 be circumcised, as they [are] circumcised.

  23  [Shall] not their cattle and their substance and

 every beast of theirs [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 boldly, 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 out.

  27  The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled

 the city, because they had defiled their sister.

  28  They took their sheep, and their oxen, 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 spoiled even all

 that [was] in the house.

  30  And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have

 troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants

 of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites:

 and I [being] few in number, they shall gather

 themselves together against me, and slay me; and I

 shall be destroyed, I and my house.

  31  And they said, Should he deal with our sister as

 with an harlot?

 Genesis  35

  1. And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel,

 and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that

 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 strange gods that [are]

 among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

  3  And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; 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


  4  And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which

 [were] in their hand, and [all their] earrings which

 [were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak

 which [was] by Shechem.

  5  And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon

 the cities that [were] round about them, and they did

 not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

  6. So Jacob came to Luz, which [is] in the land of

 Canaan, that [is], Bethel, he and all the people that

 [were] with him.

  7  And he built there an altar, and called the place

 Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he

 fled from the face of his brother.

  8  But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was

 buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it

 was called Allonbachuth.

  9  And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out

 of Padanaram, 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 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

 talked with him.

  14  And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he

 talked with him, [even] a pillar of stone: and he

 poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil


  15  And Jacob called the name of the place where God

 spake with him, Bethel.

  16. And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but

 a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed,

 and she had hard labour.

  17  And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour,

 that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt

 have this son also.

  18  And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing,

 (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his

 father called him Benjamin.

  19  And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to

 Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem.

  20  And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that [is]

 the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

  21. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond

 the tower of Edar.

  22  And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that

 land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's

 concubine: and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob

 were twelve:

  23  The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and

 Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

  24  The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:

  25  And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan,

 and Naphtali:

  26  And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and

 Asher: these [are] the sons of Jacob, which were born

 to him in Padanaram.

  27  And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre,

 unto the city of Arbah, which [is] Hebron, where

 Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

  28  And the days of Isaac were an hundred and

 fourscore years.

  29  And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was

 gathered unto his people, [being] old and full of days:

 and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

 Genesis  36

  1. Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is]


  2  Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan;

 Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah

 the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;

  3  And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of


  4  And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare


  5  And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah:

 these [are] the sons of Esau, which were born unto him

 in the land of Canaan.

  6  And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his

 daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his

 cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance,

 which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into

 the country from the face of his brother Jacob.

  7  For their riches were more than that they might

 dwell together; and the land wherein they were

 strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.

  8  Thus dwelt Esau 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

 Bashemath 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 [were] 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

 Bashemath Esau's wife.

  14  And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the

 daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife:

 and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

  15  These [were] dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons

 of Eliphaz the firstborn [son] of Esau; duke Teman,

 duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,

  16  Duke Korah, duke Gatam, [and] duke Amalek: these

 [are] the dukes [that came] of Eliphaz in the land of

 Edom; these [were] the sons of Adah.

  17  And these [are] the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke

 Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these

 [are] the dukes [that came] of Reuel in the land of

 Edom; these [are] the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.

  18  And these [are] the sons of Aholibamah Esau's

 wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these [were]

 the dukes [that came] of Aholibamah the daughter of

 Anah, Esau's wife.

  19  These [are] the sons of Esau, who [is] Edom, and

 these [are] their dukes.

  20. These [are] the sons of Seir the Horite, who

 inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and


  21  And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these [are] the

 dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land

 of Edom.

  22  And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and

 Lotan's sister [was] Timna.

  23  And the children of Shobal [were] these; Alvan,

 and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

  24  And these [are] the children of Zibeon; both Ajah,

 and Anah: this [was that] Anah that found the mules in

 the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his


  25  And the children of Anah [were] these; Dishon, and

 Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.

  26  And these [are] the children of Dishon; Hemdan,

 and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

  27  The children of Ezer [are] these; Bilhan, and

 Zaavan, and Akan.

  28  The children of Dishan [are] these; Uz, and Aran.

  29  These [are] the dukes [that came] of the Horites;

 duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,

  30  Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these [are]

 the dukes [that came] of Hori, among their dukes 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 Temani

 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 Saul of Rehoboth [by] the

 river reigned in his stead.

  38  And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor

 reigned in his stead.

  39  And Baalhanan 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 Mezahab.

  40  And these [are] the names of the dukes [that came]

 of Esau, according to their families, after their

 places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke


  41  Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,

  42  Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

  43  Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these [be] the dukes of

 Edom, according to their habitations in the land of

 their possession: he [is] Esau the father of the


 Genesis  37

  1. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was

 a stranger, 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 the lad [was] with the sons of

 Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's

 wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil


  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] colours.

  4  And when his brethren saw that their father loved

 him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and

 could not speak peaceably unto him.

  5. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] 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 stood 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 his

 brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream

 more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the 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

 observed the saying.

  12. And his brethren went to feed their father's flock

 in Shechem.

  13  And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren

 feed [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, I pray thee, see whether

 it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks;

 and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale

 of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

  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 seek my brethren: tell me, I pray

 thee, where they feed [their flocks].

  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 when they saw him afar off, even before he

 came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay


  19  And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer


  20  Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast

 him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast

 hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of

 his dreams.

  21  And Reuben heard [it], and he delivered him out of

 their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

  22  And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, [but]

 cast him into this pit that [is] in the wilderness, and

 lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of

 their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

  23. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his

 brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat,

 [his] coat of [many] colours that [was] on him;

  24  And they took him, and cast him into a 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 company of

 Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing

 spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry [it] down to


  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 Ishmeelites, and

 let not our hand be upon him; for he [is] our brother

 [and] our flesh. And his brethren were content.

  28  Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and

 they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold

 Joseph to the Ishmeelites 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 kid of

 the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;

  32  And they sent the coat of [many] colours, and they

 brought [it] to their father; and said, This have we

 found: know now whether it [be] thy son's coat or no.

  33  And he knew it, and said, [It is] my son's coat;

 an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without

 doubt rent in pieces.

  34  And Jacob rent his clothes, 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 into the grave unto my son

 mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

  36  And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto

 Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, [and] captain of the


 Genesis  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] Shuah; 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 conceived, and 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 firstborn, whose

 name [was] Tamar.

  7  And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight

 of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.

  8  And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's

 wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

  9  And Onan knew that the seed should 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 that he

 should give seed to his brother.

  10  And the thing which he did displeased the LORD:

 wherefore he slew him also.

  11  Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law,

 Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my

 son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die

 also, as his brethren [did]. And Tamar went and dwelt

 in her father's house.

  12. And in process of time the daughter of Shuah

 Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up

 unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend

 Hirah the Adullamite.

  13  And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father

 in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.

  14  And she put her widow's garments off from her, and

 covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat

 in an open place, which [is] by the way to Timnath; for

 she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given

 unto him to wife.

  15  When Judah saw her, he thought her [to be] an

 harlot; because she had covered her face.

  16  And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go

 to, 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


  17  And he said, I will send [thee] a kid 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 bracelets, and thy staff

 that [is] in thine hand. And he gave [it] her, and came

 in unto her, and she conceived by him.

  19  And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail

 from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

  20  And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend

 the Adullamite, to receive [his] pledge from the

 woman's hand: but he found her not.

  21  Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where

 [is] the harlot, that [was] openly by the way side? And

 they said, There was no harlot in this [place].

  22  And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find

 her; and also the men of the place said, [that] there

 was no harlot in this [place].

  23  And Judah said, Let her take [it] to her, lest we

 be shamed: 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 also, 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 bracelets, and


  26  And Judah acknowledged [them], and said, She hath

 been more righteous than I; because that 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 [the

 one] put out [his] hand: and the midwife took and bound

 upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out


  29  And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand,

 that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How

 hast thou broken forth? [this] breach [be] upon thee:

 therefore his name was called Pharez.

  30  And afterward came out his brother, that had the

 scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called


 Genesis  39

  1. And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar,

 an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an

 Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites,

 which had brought him down thither.

  2  And the LORD 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 the LORD [was] with him,

 and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in

 his hand.

  4  And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served

 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 had

 made him overseer in his house, and over all that he

 had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for

 Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon

 all that he had in the house, and in the field.

  6  And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and

 he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did

 eat. And Joseph was [a] goodly [person], and well


  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 wotteth not what [is] with me in the

 house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my


  9  [There is] none greater in this house than I;

 neither hath he kept back any thing 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 [Joseph]

 went into the house to do his business; 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 an

 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 with

 me, and fled, and got him out.

  16  And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord

 came home.

  17  And she spake unto him according to these words,

 saying, The Hebrew servant, which 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 with 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, a place where the king's prisoners [were]

 bound: and he was there in the prison.

  21  But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him

 mercy, and gave him favour 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 any thing

 [that was] under his hand; because the LORD was with

 him, and [that] which he did, the LORD made [it] to


 Genesis  40

  1. And it came to pass after these things, [that] the

 butler of the king of Egypt and [his] baker had

 offended their lord the king of Egypt.

  2  And Pharaoh was wroth against two [of] his

 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 served 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, which [were] bound in the prison.

  6  And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and

 looked upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad.

  7  And he asked Pharaoh's officers that [were] with

 him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore

 look ye [so] sadly to day?

  8  And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream,

 and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Joseph said

 unto them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to God?

 tell me [them], 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


  10  And in the vine [were] three branches: and it

 [was] as though it budded, [and] her blossoms shot

 forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe


  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


  13  Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine

 head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt

 deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former

 manner when thou wast his butler.

  14  But think on me when it shall be well with thee,

 and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make

 mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this


  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, [I had] three white baskets on my


  17  And in the uppermost basket [there was] of all

 manner of bakemeats 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


  19  Yet within 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 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


  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  41

  1. And it came to pass at the end of two full years,

 that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the


  2  And, behold, there came up out of the river seven

 well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a


  3  And, behold, seven other kine came up after them

 out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and

 stood by the [other] kine upon the brink of the river.

  4  And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat

 up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh


  5  And he slept and dreamed the second time: and,

 behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank

 and good.

  6  And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the

 east wind sprung up after them.

  7  And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and

 full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, [it was] a


  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 captain of the guard's house, [both] 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


  12  And [there was] there with us a young man, an

 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


  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


  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] thou canst understand a

 dream to interpret it.

  16  And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not

 in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

  17. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold,

 I stood upon the bank of the river:

  18  And, behold, there came up out of the river seven

 kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a


  19  And, behold, seven other kine came up after them,

 poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I

 never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:

  20  And the lean and the ill favoured 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 favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

  22  And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears

 came up in 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 devoured the seven good ears:

 and I told [this] 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: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is] about to


  26  The seven good kine [are] seven years; and the

 seven good ears [are] seven years: the dream [is] one.

  27  And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came

 up after them [are] seven years; and the seven empty

 ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of


  28  This [is] the thing which I have spoken unto

 Pharaoh: What God [is] about to do he sheweth unto


  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 following; for it [shall be] very


  32  And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh

 twice; [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

 officers 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 those good

 years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of

 Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.

  36  And that food shall be for 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


  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 [is], a man in whom the Spirit of

 God [is]?

  39  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God

 hath shewed thee all this, [there is] none so discreet

 and wise as thou [art]:

  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 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 made him [ruler] 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 foot in

 all the land of Egypt.

  45  And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah;

 and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of

 Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over [all]

 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 gathered corn as the sand of the sea,

 very much, until he left numbering; for [it was]

 without number.

  50  And unto Joseph were born two sons before the

 years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of

 Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

  51  And Joseph called the name of the firstborn

 Manasseh: For God, [said he], 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 caused me to be fruitful in the land of my


  53  And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in

 the land of Egypt, were ended.

  54  And the seven years of dearth began to come,

 according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was 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 storehouses, and sold unto

 the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of


  57  And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to

 buy [corn]; because that the famine was [so] sore in

 all lands.

 Genesis  42

  1. Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt,

 Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon


  2  And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is

 corn 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 corn in


  4  But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with

 his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief

 befall him.

  5  And the sons of Israel came to buy [corn] among

 those that came: for the famine was in the land of


  6  And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and]

 he [it was] that sold to all the people of the land:

 and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves

 before him [with] their faces to the earth.

  7. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but

 made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto

 them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they

 said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

  8  And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not


  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, 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 kept in prison, that your words may be

 proved, whether [there be any] truth in you: or else by

 the life of Pharaoh surely ye [are] spies.

  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 the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn

 for the famine of your houses:

  20  But 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

 anguish 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, behold, also his blood is


  23  And they knew not that Joseph understood [them];

 for he spake unto them by an interpreter.

  24  And he turned himself about from them, and wept;

 and returned to them again, and communed with them, and

 took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.

  25  Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with

 corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack,

 and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he

 unto them.

  26  And they laded their asses with the corn, and

 departed thence.

  27  And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass

 provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold,

 it [was] in his sack's mouth.

  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 were afraid, saying one

 to another, What [is] this [that] God hath done unto


  29. And they came unto Jacob their father unto the

 land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them;


  30  The man, [who is] the lord of the land, spake

 roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.

  31  And we said unto him, We [are] true [men]; we are

 no spies:

  32  We [be] 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 country, said unto

 us, Hereby shall I know that ye [are] true [men]; leave

 one of your brethren [here] with me, and take [food

 for] the famine of your households, and be gone:

  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 traffick 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 [both] they and their father saw the

 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 is left alone: if

 mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then

 shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the


 Genesis  43

  1. And the famine [was] sore in the land.

  2  And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the

 corn which they 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 us straitly of our

 state, and of 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

 certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother


  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


  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 now we had

 returned this second time.

  11. And their father Israel said unto them, If [it

 must be] so now, do this; take of the best fruits in

 the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a

 present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and

 myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

  12  And take double money in your hand; and the money

 that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks,

 carry [it] again in your hand; peradventure it [was] an


  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 send away your other brother, and Benjamin.

 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 ruler of his house, Bring [these] men home, and

 slay, and make ready; for [these] men shall dine with

 me at noon.

  17  And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man

 brought the men into Joseph's house.

  18  And the men were afraid, because they were brought

 into 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


  19  And they came near to the steward of Joseph's

 house, and they communed with him at the door of the


  20  And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first

 time to buy food:

  21  And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, 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 hands

 to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our


  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

 came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread


  26. And when Joseph came home, they brought him the

 present which [was] in their hand into the house, and

 bowed 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 answered, Thy servant our father [is] in

 good health, he [is] yet alive. And they bowed down

 their heads, and made obeisance.

  29  And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother

 Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, [Is] this your

 younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said,

 God be gracious unto thee, my son.

  30  And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn

 upon his brother: and he sought [where] to weep; and he

 entered into [his] chamber, and wept there.

  31  And he washed his face, and went out, and

 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, which did eat

 with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might

 not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that [is] an

 abomination unto the Egyptians.

  33  And they sat before him, the firstborn according

 to his birthright, and the youngest according to his

 youth: and the men marvelled one at 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


 Genesis  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 corn 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]

 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


  5  [Is] not this [it] in which my lord drinketh, and

 whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so


  6  And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these

 same words.

  7  And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord

 these words? God forbid that thy servants should do

 according to this 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, both

 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

 servant; and ye shall be blameless.

  11  Then they speedily 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 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;

 for he [was] yet there: and they fell before him on the


  15  And Joseph said unto them, What deed [is] this

 that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can

 certainly 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 servants, both we, and [he]

 also with whom the cup is found.

  17  And he said, God forbid that I should do so: [but]

 the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my

 servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your


  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, [and] 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, except 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 saw him not since:

  29  And if ye take this also from me, and mischief

 befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with

 sorrow to the grave.

  30  Now therefore when I come to thy servant my

 father, and the lad [be] not with us; seeing that his

 life is bound up in the lad's life;

  31  It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad

 [is] not [with us], that he will die: and thy servants

 shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our

 father with sorrow to the grave.

  32  For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my

 father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I

 shall bear the blame to my father for ever.

  33  Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant 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, and the lad

 [be] not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that

 shall come on my father.

 Genesis  45

  1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all

 them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man

 to go out from me. And there stood no man with him,

 while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

  2  And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians 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  Now therefore 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 yet [there are] five years, in the which

 [there shall] neither [be] earing nor harvest.

  7  And God sent me before you to preserve you a

 posterity in the earth, and to save your lives 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 a ruler throughout 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 yet [there are]

 five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and

 all that thou hast, come to poverty.

  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  Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon

 them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

  16. And the fame 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 children 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 corn and bread and meat 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


  25. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the

 land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,

  26  And told him, saying, Joseph [is] yet alive, and

 he [is] governor over all the land of Egypt. And

 Jacob's 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  46

  1. And Israel took his journey with all that he had,

 and came to Beersheba, 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]


  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 Beersheba: 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' daughters, and all his seed

 brought he with him into Egypt.

  8  And these [are] the names of the children of

 Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons:

 Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

  9  And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, 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 Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land

 of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and


  13  And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and

 Job, and Shimron.

  14  And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and


  15  These [be] the sons of Leah, which she bare unto

 Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the

 souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty and


  16  And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni,

 and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

  17  And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and

 Isui, 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


  20  And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born

 Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of

 Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

  21  And the sons of Benjamin [were] Belah, and Becher,

 and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim,

 and Huppim, and Ard.

  22  These [are] the sons of Rachel, which 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, which Laban gave

 unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto

 Jacob: all the souls [were] seven.

  26  All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt,

 which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons'

 wives, all the souls [were] threescore and six;

  27  And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in

 Egypt, [were] two souls: all the souls of the house of

 Jacob, which came into Egypt, [were] threescore and


  28. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to

 direct his face 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 presented

 himself unto him; and he 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, because thou [art] yet alive.

  31  And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his

 father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say

 unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which

 [were] in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

  32  And the men [are] shepherds, for their trade hath

 been to feed 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' trade hath been

 about cattle from our youth even until now, both we,

 [and] also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land

 of Goshen; for every shepherd [is] an abomination unto

 the Egyptians.

 Genesis  47

  1. Then Joseph came 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


  2  And he took some of his brethren, [even] 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] also our fathers.

  4  They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in

 the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture

 for their flocks; for the famine [is] sore in the land

 of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy

 servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

  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 brethren to dwell; in the

 land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest

 [any] men of activity among them, then make them rulers

 over my cattle.

  7  And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him

 before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

  8  And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old [art] thou?

  9  And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years

 of my pilgrimage [are] an hundred and thirty years: few

 and evil have the days of the years of my life been,

 and have not attained unto the days of the years of the

 life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

  10  And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from

 before 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

 [all] the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the


  14  And Joseph gathered up all the money that was

 found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan,

 for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the

 money into Pharaoh's house.

  15  And when money failed 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 the 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 horses, and

 for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and

 for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their

 cattle for that year.

  18  When that year was ended, they came unto him the

 second year, and said unto him, We will not hide [it]

 from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also

 hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in

 the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

  19  Wherefore shall 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, that the land be

 not desolate.

  20  And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for

 Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field,

 because the famine prevailed over them: so the land

 became Pharaoh's.

  21  And as for the people, he removed them to cities

 from [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the

 [other] end thereof.

  22  Only the land of the priests bought he not; for

 the priests had a portion [assigned them] of Pharaoh,

 and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them:

 wherefore they sold not their lands.

  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 in the increase, that ye

 shall give the fifth [part] unto Pharaoh, and four

 parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for

 your food, and for them of your households, and for

 food for your little ones.

  25  And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us

 find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be

 Pharaoh's servants.

  26  And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt

 unto this day, [that] Pharaoh should have the fifth

 [part]; except the land of the priests only, [which]

 became not Pharaoh's.

  27. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the

 country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein,

 and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

  28  And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen

 years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty

 and seven years.

  29  And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and

 he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I

 have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy

 hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me;

 bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

  30  But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt

 carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their

 buryingplace. 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]

 told 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

 multitude of people; and will give this land to thy

 seed after thee [for] an everlasting possession.

  5  And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which

 were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came

 unto thee into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon,

 they shall be mine.

  6  And thy issue, which thou begettest after them,

 shall be thine, [and] shall be called after the name of

 their brethren in their inheritance.

  7  And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died

 by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet [there

 was] but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I

 buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same [is]


  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 in this [place]. 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 shewed me also thy


  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 firstborn.

  15  And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom

 my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which

 fed me all my life long unto this day,

  16  The Angel which 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 firstborn; 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: but truly 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

 shall 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 shall 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  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 last days.

  2  Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of

 Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

  3  Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the

 beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity,

 and the excellency of power:

  4  Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; 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; instruments of

 cruelty [are in] their habitations.

  6  O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto

 their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in

 their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they

 digged down a wall.

  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, thou [art he] whom thy brethren shall

 praise: thy hand [shall be] in the neck of thine

 enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before


  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 an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

  10  The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a

 lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and

 unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].

  11  Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt

 unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine,

 and his clothes 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 an haven of ships; and his border

 [shall be] unto Zidon.

  14  Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between

 two burdens:

  15  And he saw that rest [was] good, and the land that

 [it was] pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and

 became a servant unto tribute.

  16  Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes

 of Israel.

  17  Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the

 path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider

 shall fall backward.

  18  I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

  19  Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall

 overcome at the last.

  20  Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he

 shall yield royal dainties.

  21  Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he giveth goodly


  22. Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful

 bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall:

  23  The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at

 him], and hated him:

  24  But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his

 hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty [God]

 of Jacob; (from thence [is] the shepherd, the stone of


  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

 lieth under, 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 shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning

 he shall devour the prey, and at night 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 of Ephron the Hittite for

 a possession of a buryingplace.

  31  There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife;

 there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there

 I buried Leah.

  32  The purchase of the field and of the cave that

 [is] therein [was] from the children of Heth.

  33  And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his

 sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded

 up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. Genesis  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 those which are embalmed: and the

 Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

  4  And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph

 spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have

 found grace 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


  9  And there went up with him both chariots and

 horsemen: and it was a very great company.

  10  And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which

 [is] beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great

 and very 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 Abelmizraim, which

 [is] beyond 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 buryingplace 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, Joseph will peradventure hate us,

 and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did

 unto him.

  16  And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy

 father did command before he died, saying,

  17  So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee

 now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for

 they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive

 the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father.

 And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

  18  And his brethren also went and fell down before

 his face; and they said, Behold, we [be] thy servants.

  19  And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in

 the place of God?

  20  But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but]

 God meant it unto 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 an 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 brought up upon Joseph's knees.

  24  And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God

 will surely visit you, and bring you 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] an hundred and ten years

 old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin

 in Egypt.

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