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The Sheckemmtes circumcised: CHAP. XXXIV. Slain by the sons of Jacob. with thee some of the folk that are with 14 And they said unto them, We cannot me : And he said, What needeth it? Let do this thing, to give our sister to one that me find grace in the sight of my lord. is uncircumcised: for that were a rito

16 T So Esau returned that day on his proach unto us : say unto Seir.

15 But in this will we consen into 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, you: If ye will be as we be, that every and built him a house, and made booths male of you be circumcised ; for his cattle : therefore the name of the 16 Then will we give our daughters place is called Succoth.

unto you, and we will take your daughters 18 | And Jacob came to Shalem, a city to us, and we will dwell with you, and we of Shechem, which is in the land of Ca- will become one people. paan, when he came from Padan-aram; 17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, and pitched his tent before the city. to be circumcised; then will we take oui

19 And he bought a parcel of a field, daughter, and we will be gone. where he had spread his tent, at the hand 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and of the children of Hamor, Shechem's fa- Shechem, Hamor's son. ther, for a hundred pieces of money. 19 And the young man deferred not to

20 And he erected there an altar, and do the thing, because he had delight in Jacalled it El-elohe-Israel.

cob's daughter: and he was more honourCHAP. XXXIV.

able than all the house of his father. ND Dinah the daughter of Leah, which 20 And Hamor and Shechem his sao

she bare unto Jacob, went out to see came unto the gate of their city, and comthe daughters of the land.

muned with the men of their city, saying, 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor 21 These men are peaceable with us, the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, therefore let them dwell in the land, and he took her, and lay with her, and defiled trade therein: for the land, behold, it is ber.

large enough for them : let us take their 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughters to us for wives, and let us givo daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam- them our daughters. sel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 22 Only herein will the men consent

4 And Shechem spake unto his father unto us for to dwell with us, to be ono Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. people, if every male among us be circum

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled cised, as they are circumcised. Dinah his daughter: now his sons were 23 Shall not their cattle, and their subwith his cattle in the field: and Jacob stance, and every beast of theirs be ours? beld his peace until they were come. only let us consent unto them, and they

6 s And Hamor the father of Shechem will dwell with us. Vent out unto Jacob to commune with him. 24 And unto Hamor,and unto Shechem

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of his son, hearkened all that went out of the the field when they heard it: and the men gate of his city: and every male was cirwere grieved, and they were very wroth, cumcised, all that went out of the gate of because he had wrought folly in Israel, in his city. lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing 25 T And it came to pass on the third ought not to be done.

day, when they were sore, that two of the 8 And Hamor communed with them, sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's aying, The soul of my son Shechem long- brethren, took each man his sword, and eth for your daughter: I pray you give came upon the city boldly, and slew all her him to wife.

the males. 9 And inake ye marriages with us, and 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem give your daughters unto us, and take our his son with the edge of the sword, and daughters unto you.

took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and 1) And ye shall dwell with us: and the went out. fand shall be before you; dwell and trade 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the ge therein, and getyou possessions therein. slain, and spoiled the city ; because they

11 And Shechem said unto her father, had defiled their sister. and unto her brethren, Let me find grace 28 They took their sheep, and their in your eyes, and what ye sball say unto oxen, and their asses, and that which was me, I will give.

in the city, and that which was in the field. 12 Ask me never so much dowry and 29 And all theirwealth and all their little gift, and I will give according as ye shall ones, and their wives took they captive, say untome: butgive me the damsel to wife. and spoiled even all that was in the house.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink and said, Because be bad dutiled Dinah among the inhabitants of the land, among their sister:

Ithe Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and


God sends Jacoð to Beth-el. GENESIS.

The death of Isaac. being few in number, they shallgatherthem- Ephrath : and Rachel travailed, and she splies together against me, and slay me, had hard labour. and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 17 And it came to pass when she was

31 And they said, "Should he deal with in hard labour, that the midwife said unte our sister as with a harlot ?

her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also CHAP. XXXV.

18 And it came to pass as her soul was to Beth-el, and dwellthere: and make his name Ben-oni: but his father called there an altar unto God, that appeared unto him Benjamin. thee when thou fleddest from the face of 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in Bsau thy brother.

the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her and to all that were with him, Put away grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave the strange gods that are among you, and unto this day. be clean and change your garments : 21 | And Israel journeyed, and spread

3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; his tent beyond the tower of Edar. and I will there make an altar unto God, 22. And it came to pass, when Israel who answered me in the day of my dis- dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and tress, and was with me in the way which lay with Bilbab his father's concubine : I went.

and Israel heard it. Now the sons of, Ja4 And they gave unto Jacob all the cob were twelve : strange gods which were in their hand, and. 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's all their ear-rings which were in their first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Juears; and Jacob hid them under the oak dah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: which was by Shechem.

24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and 5 And they journeyed: and the terror Benjamin : of God was upon the cities that were round 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's about them, and they did not pursue after bandmaid ; Dan, and Naphtali : the sons of Jacob.

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's hand69 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in maid; Gad, and Asher. These are the the land of Canaan (that Beth-el) he sons of Jacob, which were born to him in and all the people that were with him. Padan-aram.

7 And he built there an altar, and call- 27 T And Jacob came unto Isaac his faed the place El-beth-el; because there ther unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah God appeared unto him, when he fled from which is Hebron) where Abraham and the face of his brother.

Isaac sojourned. 8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, 28 And the days of Isaac were a huo and she was buried beneath Beth-el, under dred and fourscore years. an oak : and the name of it was called 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and Allon-bachuth.

died, and was gathered unto his people, 9 And God appeared unto Jacob again being old and full of days; and his sons when he came out of Padan-aram; and Esau and Jacob buried him. Blessed him.

CHAP. XXXVI. 10 And God said unto him, Thy name TOW these are the generations of Esau, , es Jacob : thy name shall not be called any who is Edom. more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters and he called his name Israel.

of Canaan ; Adah the daughter of Elon the 11 And God said unto him, I am God Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; Bation and a company of nations shall be 3 And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, of thee, and kings shall come out of thy sister of Nebajoth. loins.

4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz; 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Bashemath bare Reuel ; and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and sed after thee will I give the land. Jaalam, and Korah: These are the song

13 And God went up from him, in the of Esau, which were born unto him in the place where he talked with him.

land of Canaan. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the 6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, place where he talked with him, even a and his daughters, and all the persons of pillar of stone : and he poured a drink- his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. and all his substance which he had got in

15 Ani Jacob called the name of the the land of Canaan ; and went into the place where God spake with him, Beth-el. country from the face of his brother Jacob.

16 Ind they journeyed from Beth-el; 7 For their riches were more than that and there was but a little way to come to they might dwell together: and the land The generations of Esau. CHAP. XXXVII.

The kings of Edom. wherein they were strangers could not shon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, bear them, because of their cattle. and Cheran.

8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: 27 The children of Ezer are these ; Esau is Edom.

Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. 97 And these arethe generations of Esau 28 The children of Dishan are these ; the father of the Edomites, in mount Seir: Uz, and Aran.

10 These are the names of Esau's sons ; 29 These are the dukes that came of Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau; the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of duke Zibeon, duke Anah, Esau.

30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dia 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, Teman, shan: these are the dukes that came of Omar, Zepbo, and Gatam, and Kenaz. Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eli- 31 | And these are the kings that reignphaz,Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz, ed in the land of Edom, before there reignAmalek: these were the sons of Adah, ed any king over the children of Israel. Esau's wife.

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in 13 And these are the sons of Reuel ; Edom: and the name of his city was DinNahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Miz-balah. zah: these were the sons of Bashemath, 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Esau's wife.

Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 14 | And these were the sons of Aholi- 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the bamah, the daughter of Anah, the daugh- land of Temani reigned in his stead. ter of Zibeon, Esau's wife : and she bare 35 And Husham died, and Hadad the to Esau,

Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. son of Bedad (who smote Midian in the 15 1 These were dukes of the sons of field of Moab) reigned in his stead: and Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, the first-born the name of his city was Avith. son of Esau ; duke Teman, duke Omar, 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,

Masrekah reigned in his stead. 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of ReAmalek: these are the dukes that came of hoboth by the river reigned in his stead, Eliphaz, in the land of Edom : these were 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the the sons of Adah.

son of Achhor reigned in his stead. 17 | And these are the sons of Reuel, 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbox Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and duke Shammah, duke Mizzab : these are the name of his city was Pau; and his the dukes that came of Reuel, in the land wise's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Edoin: these are the sons of Bashemath, of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. Esau's wife.

40 And these are the names of the dukes 18 1 And these are the sons of Aholiba- that came of Esau, according to their famah,Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaa- milies, after their places, by their names; lam, duke Korah: these were the dukes duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, that came of Aholibamah the daughter of 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Anab, Esau's wife.

Pinon. 19 These are the sons of Esau (who is 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Edam) and these are their dukes. Mibzar,

20 f These are the sons of Seir the 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram : these be Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, the dukes of Edom, according to their haand Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, bitations, in the land of their possession :

21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: he is Esau, the father of the Edomites. these are the dukes of the Horites, the

CHAP. XXXVII. children of Seir in the land of Edom. 22 And the children of Lotan were 1.- LA ND Jacob dwelt in the land wherein

his father was a stranger, in the land ri, and Hernan: and Lotan's sister was of Canaan. Timna.

2 These are the generations of Jacob.' 23 And the children of Shobal were Joseph being seventeen years old, was these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, feeding the Rock with his brethren, and Sbeho, and Onam.

the lad was with the sons of Bilbah, and 24 And these are the children of Zibeon; with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives : both Ajab, and Anah: this was that Anah and Joseph brought unto his father their that found the mules in the wilderness, as evil report, be fed the asses of Zibeon his father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than

25 And the children of Anah were these : all his children, because he was the son of Dishon, and Abolibamab the daughter of his old age: and he made him a coat of Anah. 24 And these are the children of Di- 4 And when his brethren saw that their

many colours.

Joseph's dreams.

GENESIS. He is sold by his brethren. father loved him more than all his brethren, 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed. tiey hated him, and could not speak no blood, but cast him into this pit that is peaceably unto him.

in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon 5 | And Joseph dreamed a dream, and him; that he might rid him out of their he told it his brethren: and they hated hands, to deliver him to his father again. him yet the more.

23 | And it came to pass when Joseph 6 °And he said unto them, Hear, I pray was come unto his brethren, that they, you, this dream which I have dreamed: stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of

7 For behold, we were binding sheaves many colours that was on him. in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and 24 And they took him, and cast him also stood upright; and behold, your into a pit: and the pit was empty, there sheares stood round about, and made obei- was no water in it. sance to my sheaf.

25 And they sat down to eat bread: and 8 And his brethren said unto him, Shalt they lifted up their eyes and looked, and thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou behold, a company of Ishmaelites came indeed have dominion over us? And they from Gilead, with their camels bearing hated him yet the more for his dreams and spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to for bis words.

carry it down to Egypt. 99 And he dreamed yet another dream, 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, What profit is it if we slay our brother, I have dreamed a dream more: and be and conceal his blood ? bold, the sun and the moon and the eleven 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishstars made obeisance to me.

maelites, and let not our hand be upon 10 And he told it to his father, and to him; for he is our brother, and our flesh: his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and his brethren were content. and said unto him, What is this dream that 28 Then there passed by Midianites, thou hast dreamed ? Shall I and thy mo- merchant-men; and they drew and lifted ther and thy brethren indeed come to bow up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph down ourselves to thee to the earth? to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of sil

11 And his brethren envied him; but ver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. his father observed the saying.

29 | And Reuben returned unto the pit; 12 And his brethren went to feed and behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and their father's flock in Shechem.

he rent his clothes. 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not 30 And he returned unto his brethren, thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem ? and said, The child is not: and I, whither Come, and I will send thee unto them. shall I go? And he said to him,


31 And they took Joseph's coat, and 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the see whether it be well with thy brethren, coat in the blood : and well with the flocks; and bring me 32 And they sent the coat of many coword again. So he sent him out of the vale lours, and they brought it to their father; of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. and said, This have we found: know now

15 | And a certain man found him, and whether it be thy son's coat or no. behold, he was wandering in the field: and 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my the man asked him, saying, What seekest son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured thou ?

him: Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. 16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for

17 And the man said, They are depart- his son many days. ed hence: for I heard them say,

35 And all bis sons and all his daughters to Dothan. And Joseph went after his rose up to comfort him; but he refused to brethren, and found them in Dothan. be coinforted; and he said, For I will go

18. And when they saw him afar off, down into the grave unto my son mourneven before he came near unto them, they ing. Thus his father wept for him. conspired against him to slay him.

36 And the Midianites sold him into 19 And they said one to another, Be- Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharahold this dreamer cometh.

oh's, and captain of the guard. 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay

CHAP. XXXVIII. will say, Some evil beast hatin de voudred AND it came to pass at that time, that

Judah went down from his brethren, him; and we shall see what will become and turned into a certain Adullamite, whose of his dreams.

name was Hirah. 21 And Reuben heard it, and he deli- 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a vered him out of their hands; and said, certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; Let us not kill him.

and he took her, and went in unto her.

Here am

Let us go

The trespass of Onan. CHAP. XXXIX. Joseph advanced by Potiphar.

3 And she conceived, and bare a son ; pledge from the woman's hand: but he and be called his name Ér.

found her not. 4 And she conceived again, and bare a 21 Then he asked the men of that place, SOD; and she called his name Onan. saying, Where is the harlot that was

5 And she yet again conceived and bare openly by the way-side ? And they said, a son; and called his name Shelah : and There was no harlot in this place. he was at Chezib, when she bare him. 22 And he returned to Judah, and said,

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his I cannot find her; and also the men of the first-born,

whose name was Tamar. place said, that there was no harlot in this 7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was wick- place. ed in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to slew him.

her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in this kid, and thou hast not found her. unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, 24 | And it came to pass about three and raise up seed to thy brother. months after, that it was told Judah, say

9 And Onan knew that the seed should ing, Tamarthy daughter-in-law hath playnot be his : and it came to pass, when he cd the harlot; and also, behold, she is went in unto his brother's wife, that he with child by whoredom And Judah said, spilled it on the ground, lest that he should Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. give seed to his brother.

25 When she was brought forth, she 10 And the thing, which he did dis- sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the pleased the LORD: wherefore he slew him man whose these are, am I with child and also.

she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daugh-these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. ter-in-law, Remain a widow at thy father's 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and house, till Shelab my son be grown; (for said, Sho hath been more righteous than I ; he said, Lest peradventure he die also as because that I gave her not to Shelah my his brethren did :) and Tamar went and son: and he knew her again no more. dwelt in ber father's house.

27 And it came to pass in the time of her 12 And in process of time, the daugh- travail, that behold, twins were in her ter of Shuab,Judah's wife died: and Judah womb. was comforted, and went up unto bis sheep- 28. And it came to pass when she trashearers to Timnath, he and his friend vailed, that the one put out his hand; and Hirah the Adullamite.

the midwife took and bound upon his hand 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Be-a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. hold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Tim- 29 And it came to pass as he drew back bath, to shear his sheep.

This hand, that behold, his brother came 14 And she put her widow's garments out; and she said, How hast thou broken off from her, and covered her with a vail, forth ? this breach be upon thee: there. and wrapped herself, and sat in an open fore his name was called Pharez. place, which is hy the way to Timnath : for 30 And afterward came out his brother sbe saw that Sbelah was grown, and she that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; was not given unto him to wife.

and his name was called Zarah. 15 When Judah saw her, he thought

CHAP. XXXIX. her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face.

Egypt: and Potiphar, an officer of 16 And he turned unto her by the way, Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egypand said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come tian, bought him of the hands of the Ishin unto thee; (for he knew not that she was maelites, which had brought him down bis daaghter-in-law :) and she said, What thither. wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and in unto me?

he was a prosperous man: and he was in 17 And he said I will send thee a kid the house of his master the Egyptian. from the flock: and she said, Wild thou 3 And his master saw that the LORD was give me a pleige, till thou send it? with him, and that the LORD made all that

18 And he said, What pledge shall I he did to prosper in his hand. give thee? and she said, Thy signet, and 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thy and he served him: and he made him hand: and he gave it her, and came in overseer over his house, and all that he unto her, and she conceived by him. had he put into his hand.

19 And she arose and went away and 5 And it came to pass from the time laid by her vail from her, and put on the that he had made him overseer in his garments of ber widowhood.

house, and over all that he had, that the 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the

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