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Jacobs covenant with Laban. Gerjeffs

Plii complaint of him* ^

v$ ^ And it came to pass,when Rachel had born Joseph, chat Jacob sa id unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

15 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowcft my service which I have done thee.

I 17 And Laban laid unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in mine eyes,

\tarrj: for I have learned by experience, chat the Lord hath blessed me for thy fake.

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

29 And hesaid unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

30 For it wai little which thou hadst before I fame, and it is »«w increased unto a multitude j and the Lord hath blessed rhee since my coming: and now when (hall I provide for mine own house also?

31 And be said,What (hallIgiverhee? ; And Jacob safd, Thou shalt not give me any thing; if thou wilt do this thing for \ me,-I will again feed and keep thy flock:

31 I will pass through all thy flock to i to, removing from thence all she speck| led and spotted cattle, and all the brown 1 cattle among the sheep, and the spotted jand speckled among the goats: and of [such shall be my hire.

3 3 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before »by face: every one that*Doc speckled and spotted amongst i the goats, Slid brown amongst the sheep, j that shall be accounted stolen with me. i 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would lit might be according to thy word.

3; And he removed that day the hegoats, that were ring-straked, and spotted,and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had \fome white in it, and all the brown amone the sheep, and gave them into the hinds of his sons.

16 And he set three days journey betwixt himself and lacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Labans flocks.

37 % And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hafel and chefnut-tree; and pilled white strakes in I them, and made the white appear which ■km in the rods.

j 38 And he set the rods which he had jpified before the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs, when the flocks rime to dnnk; that they should con* when they cam; to diink.

39 And the flocks conceived before thej rods, and brought forth cattle ring-straked, speckled and spotted.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the iing-straked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban S and he put his own flocks by themselves; and put them not unto Labans cattle.

4t And it came to pals 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.

4* But when the catrle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Labans, and the stronger Jacobs.

43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and men-servants, and camels, and asses.

Chap. xxxr.

I Jacobs departure from Laban. li Laban purfiteth him. 44 Their covenant at


ANd he heard the words of Labans sons, faying, Jacob hath taken away all that »« our fathers; and of" that which *« our fathers hath be gotten all misglory. •'■ ■• a And Jacob beheld rlie countenance of Laban, and behold, it wot 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 wilPbewith thee.

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto hfs flock,

5 And said unto them, I fee your fathers countenance, that-fc it 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 rather.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times: but God suffered him nottohurt me.

8 If he said thus, The speckled shall j 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 ring-straked.

9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

10 And it came to pafsat the time that the cattle conceived, that I listed up mine eyes, and saw in a dteam, and behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle wrrc ring-straked,speckled, and grilled.

11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, faying, Jacob: And I said, Here ami.'

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12 And he said, Lift up now chine my sons and my daughters t thou hast eyes and fee, all the rams which leap now done foolishly in/»• doing.

upon the cattle are ring-straked, speck- 29 It is in the power of my hand to do led, and grilled : for I have seen all that you hurt: but the God of your father Laban doth unto thee. spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take

13 I am the God ofBed:-e], where thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob

thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now a rise, get thee out from this land, and retum unto the land of thy kindred.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered,and said unto him, Isthereycany portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15 Are we not counted of him strangers ? for he had, fold us, and hath I quite devoured also our money.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our childrens: now then whatsoever God hath laid unto thee, do.

17 f 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 Padan-aram j for to go to Ifaac his father in the land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to (shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her fathers.

ao 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 1 and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

1 a And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

13 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 Sy rian 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.

16 And Laban said to Jacob, What
hast thou done, that thou hast stolen a
; way unawares to me, and carried away
my daughters, as captives taken with:
the sword?

I 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away
secretly, and steal away from me i and
didst not tell me, that I might have sent
thee away with mirth, and with songs,
with tabret, and with harp t
28 And hast not suffered me to kiss

either good or bad.

30 And now thmfh rhoii wouldst needs begone, became thou sore long ed after thy fathers house 5 yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods

31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid : for I said, Peradventure thou wouldst takeiy force thy daughters from me.

32 With whomsoever thou ftndcst thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what » thine with me, and take it to thee : for Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

33 And Laban went into Jacobs tent, and into Leahs tent, and inro the two maid-servants tents 5 but he found them not. Then went he out of Leahs tent, and entred into Rachels tent.

34 Now Rachel had taken theimages* and put them in the camels furniture, and fat upon them: and Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

35 And (he said to her father, Let it not displease my lord, that I cannot rise up before thee ; for the custom of women « upon me ! and be searched, but found not the images.

% And Jacob was wroth , and c'node wirli Laban : and Jacob answered, and said to Laban, What » my n cpal's > what » 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 houshold-stuff ? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

38 This twenty years have I been widi thee; thy ews and thy (he- goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not "ten.

39 That which was torn of beasts, I brought not unto thee, I bare the loss of it jot my hand didst thou require it, yelietber stolen by day, or stolen by night.

40 Ihtu I was, in the day the drought consumed me, and the rest by night i and my sleep departed from mine eyes."

41 Thus have I been twenty years in

thy house; I served thee fourteen yea for thy two daughters, and fix years' thy cattle: and thou hast changed

wages ten times.
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3 And Jacob lent messengers before

had been with me, surely thou hadst sent | him to Esau his brother, unto the latldj jjne away now empty: God hath seen; of Seirj tie country ofEdom. .mine affliction and the labour of my j 4 And he commanded them, saying, hands, and rebuked thee yesternight. j Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau

4? * And Laban answered, and said1 ^ r" ' '- = -'■ 'L-- r

unto Jacob,These daughters art my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that

Thy servant Jacob faith thus, I have so journe'd with Laban, and stayed therej until now. 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks , thou seestu mine: and what can I do this and men servants, and women-servants: , day unto these my daughters, or unto and I have sent to tell my lord, that I j their children which they have born t may find grace in thy sight. 1 44 Now therefore, come thou, let us 6 ^ And the messengers returned to make a covenant, I and thou ; and let it Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother I be for a witness betweenme and thee, Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, '4J And Jacob took a stone, and set it and four hundred men with him. up sera pillar. 4* 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 Jcgar-sahai itha: but Jacob called it GMeed.

48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. There fore was the name of it called Galecd:

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, fir if thou shalt take ether wives besides Biy daughters, no man is with us; See, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee j

51 Thisheap be witnessed this pillar rte 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.

51 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahot, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob swore by (he fear of hisfather Isaac

54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and !ty rains,

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 j
8 And said, If Esau come to the one
company and smjre it, then the other
company which is left shall escape.

p ^ And Jacob said, O God os my father Abraham, and God of my father I saac, 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 aUl the mercies, and of all the truth, which) thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for) with my staff"! passed over this Jordan and now I am become twobands.

j 1 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; children.

12 And thou saidst, I will surely d thee good, and make thy seed as the fat of the sea, which cannot be number for multitude.

1? "I And he lodged there that fame1 night; and took of that which came ta his hand,a present for Esau his brother > 14 Two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred cws and twen

i tarried all night in the mount,
j 55 And early in the morning Laban
rose up, and kissed his sons and hisdaugh-
;ters, and blessed them: and Laban de-
parted, and returned unto his place.

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty] she-asses and ten soles.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants,

I a Jacebi viptn. 3 His message, 13 and , pass over before me, and put a space be

V present te Esau. 24 Wrestlingttithan twixt drove and drove.

angel, he is called Israel- 17 And he commanded the foremost,

ANd Jacob went on his way, and the saying, When Esau my brother meetcrh

angels of God met him. m*£-l alH' lskerh dice, laying. Whose

1 And when Jacob saw them, hesaid, art thou ? and whithergoeft thou? and

This it Gods host: and he called the$ whose are these before thee ?

nt of that place Mahanaim. it Then [ ft westleth with an ttigel. ChawmifT. ftctbmd Esau't nutting, j [ 18 Then thou slialt fay, They be thy j with him sour hundred men. And ho dtservant Jacobs j it » a present sent unto vided the children unto Leah, and unto my lord Esau : and behold also he u be- Rachel, and umorhe two handmaids.

hind us,

| 19 And so commanded he the second, and die third, and all thac followed the tf roves, saying, On this manner (hall you speak unto Elau, when you find him. ! Jo And lay ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob u behind us: For he said, will appease him with the present that

feoeth before me, and afterward I will kissed him: and they wept.

a And he putthe handmaids and their children foremost,* Leah & her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermostj.

5 And he passed over before them, andt bowed hiniwlfto the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and.

ee hisface j peradventure he will accept bfme.

In So went me present over before him: and himself lodged mat night in {the company.

I Ii And he rose up tharnight, and took his two wives, and his two women-serrants, and bis eleven sons, and palled bver the ford Jabbok. I 13 And he took them,' and sent them j>ver the brook,and sent over that he had. V 14 ^ And Jacob was left alone: and pete wrestled a man with him, until the ibreaking of the day.

15 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hoiflow of his thigh : and the hollow of Jajeobs thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

I i« And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh : And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

17 And he said unto him, What u thy name ? And he said, Jacob.

18 And he laid, 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.

19 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell we, I ptay thee, thy name: And he said, Wherefore u it, that thou dost ask after my name? and he blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the name of the pjace Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved

5 And he lift up his eyes, and saw the) women and the children 5 and said, Wha are those with thee f And he said, The children which God hath gtacioufly 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 ot mj lord.

9 And Esau said, I have enough ; mi brother, keep that thou hast unto thy self

10 And Jacob said,Nay,I pray dice, il 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 me.

11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to ;hce ; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because 1 have enough: and he urged him, and he took it.

ia And he said, i er us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

13 And he said unco him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me; and if men should overdrive

,1 1 - a _| ill Ji.

31 And as he passed over Penuel the them one day, all the flock will die.

fun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

31 Therefore the childten of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which u upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this1 'day: because he touched the hollow of) Jacobs thigh, in the sinew that shrank.

CHAP. XXXIII.t 1 The kindness of Jamb and Esau at their meeting, it Jacob bwfeth a field, and buildeth an altar.

Nd Jacob lifted up his eyes, and '«n4b,hold1fisaHtwe,»n4

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: ana I will lead on softly, according as the cattle thstgocch; beforemc,andtI e children beable to endure j until 1 come unto my lotd unto Seir.i

15 And Esau said, Let me now leave) with thee seme of the folk chat 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 hit way unto Scir.

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succor!; and built Mm an house, and mad; bo - B s

Dinah ravistied.

Cent aof the i

for his cattle: therefore the name place is called Succoth.

Hi % And Jacob came to Shalem a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram;and pitched his tent before the city.

19 Ana he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor Shechcms father, for an hundred pieces of money.

20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-israel.

CHAP. XXXIV. 1 Dinah ravished. 20 The Shcchemitts art circumcised) 2f [lain by the sons of Jacob, 27 and their city spoiled.

ANd Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

» And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite prince of the country law her, he took her, and by with her, and defiled her.

; And his foul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he. loved the damsel, and spake k indly unto the damsel.

4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, faying, 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 th« 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 Jacobs daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

8 And Him or communed with them, Cuing, The foul of my son Shechem longer n 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 unco you.

10 And ye (hall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you ; dwell and trade you therein, and get you posseflions therein.

11 And Shechem said onto her father, and unro her brethren, Let me find grace in your eves, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

ia Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall fay unto OK; but give me the damsel to wife.

. 3 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 ai we be, that every male of you be circumcised }

16 Then will we. «ive 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 wcwill be gone.

18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamors son.

19 And the young mandeferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacobs daughter: and he »as more honourable than all the house of his father.

10 f And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, faying,

11 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.

2 3 Shall not their cattlc,ai id their substance, and every beast of theirs if ours* only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkned 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 thethird day when they were sore, that two of the sens of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinahs brethren, rook each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and flew all the males.

2* And they stew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechcms house, and went out.

17 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they bad defiled their sister.

it They took their sheep, and their ox

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