29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came
into the land of the people of the east.
29:2 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
29:3 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.
29:4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren,
whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
29:5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the
son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
29:6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And
they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the
29:7 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.
29:8 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.
29:9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel
came with her father's sheep; for she kept them.
29:10 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
29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up
his voice, and wept.
29:12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her
father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told
29:13 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.
29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art
my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
29:15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou
art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me,
what shall thy wages be?
29:16 And Laban had two daughters: the name
of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
29:17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was
beautiful and well favoured.
29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I
will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
29:19 And Laban said, It is better that I
give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with
29:20 And Jacob served seven years for
Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to
29:21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my
wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men
of the place, and made a feast.
29:23 And it came to pass in the evening,
that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in
29:24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah
Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
29:25 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?
29:26 And Laban said, It must not be so done
in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
29:27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee
this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other
29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her
week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter
Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
29:30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he
loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other
29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was
hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
29:32 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.
29:33 And she conceived again, and bare a
son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard I was hated, he hath
therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
29:34 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.
29:35 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.
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.
30:2 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?
30:3 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.
30:4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to
wife: and Jacob went in unto her.
30:5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a
30:6 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.
30:7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived
again, and bare Jacob a second son.
30:8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings
have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his
30:9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing,
she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
30:10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a
30:11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she
called his name Gad.
30:12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a
30:13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the
daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.
30:14 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
30:15 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.
30:16 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.
30:17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she
conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
30:18 And Leah said, God hath given me my
hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his
30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bare
Jacob the sixth son.
30:20 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 Zebulun.
30:21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and
called her name Dinah.
30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God
hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
30:23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and
said, God hath taken away my reproach:
30:24 And she called his name Joseph; and
said, The LORD shall add to me another son.
30:25 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.
30:26 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.
30:27 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 sake.
30:28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and
I will give it.
30:29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how
I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
30:30 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?
30:31 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 flock.
30:32 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 hire.
30:33 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.
30:34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it
might be according to thy word.
30:35 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.
30:36 And he set three days' journey betwixt
himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
30:37 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 rods.
30:38 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.
30:39 And the flocks conceived before the
rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
30:40 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.
30:41 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.
30:42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put
them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and
had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and
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.
31:2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of
Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
31:3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return
unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with
31:4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and
Leah to the field unto his flock,
31:5 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.
31:6 And ye know that with all my power I
have served your father.
31:7 And your father hath deceived me, and
changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
31:8 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.
31:9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of
your father, and given them to me.
31:10 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.
31:11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a
dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
31:12 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.
31:13 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.
31:14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said
unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's
31:15 Are we not counted of him strangers?
for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
31:16 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.
31:17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons
and his wives upon camels;
31:18 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
31:19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and
Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
31:20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban
the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.
31:21 So he fled with all that he had; and he
rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount
31:22 And it was told Laban on the third day
that Jacob was fled.
31:23 And he took his brethren with him, and
pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the
31:24 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.
31:25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob
had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched
in the mount of Gilead.
31:26 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?
31:27 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
31:28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my
sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
31:29 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.
31:30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be
gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore
hast thou stolen my gods?
31:31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban,
Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by
force thy daughters from me.
31:32 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.
31:33 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
31:34 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.
31:35 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.
31:36 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?
31:37 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
31:38 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.
31:39 That which was torn of beasts I brought
not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it,
whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
31:40 Thus I was; in the day the drought
consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine
31:41 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.
31:42 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.
31:43 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?
31:44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a
covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.
31:45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up
for a pillar.
31:46 And Jacob said unto his brethren,
Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat
there upon the heap.
31:47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but
Jacob called it Galeed.
31:48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness
between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
31:49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch
between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
31:50 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 thee.
31:51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this
heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee:
31:52 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.
31:53 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.
31:54 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.
31:55 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.
32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the
angels of God met him.
32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This
is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to
Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
32:4 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:
32:5 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.
32:6 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.
32:7 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;
32:8 And said, If Esau come to the one
company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall
32:9 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
32:10 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
32:11 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 children.
32:12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee
good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered
32:13 And he lodged there that same night;
and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
32:14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he
goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
32:15 Thirty milch camels with their colts,
forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
32:16 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.
32:17 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?
32:18 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.
32:19 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.
32:20 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.
32:21 So went the present over before him:
and himself lodged that night in the company.
32:22 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.
32:23 And he took them, and sent them over
the brook, and sent over that he had.
32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there
wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
32:25 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 him.
32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day
breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name?
And he said, Jacob.
32:28 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.
32:29 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.
32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place
Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun
rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32:32 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.
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
33:2 And he put the handmaids and their
children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and
33:3 And he passed over before them, and
bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his
33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced
him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
33:5 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.
33:6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and
their children, and they bowed themselves.
33:7 And Leah also with her children came
near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and
they bowed themselves.
33:8 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.
33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my
brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.
33:10 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 me.
33:11 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 it.
33:12 And he said, Let us take our journey,
and let us go, and I will go before thee.
33:13 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
33:14 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.
33:15 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.
33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way
33:17 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.
33:18 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.
33:19 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.
33:20 And he erected there an altar, and
called it EleloheIsrael.
34:1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which
she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
34:2 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.
34:3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the
daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the
34:4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor,
saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
34:5 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.
34:6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out
unto Jacob to commune with him.
34:7 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.
34:8 And Hamor communed with them, saying,
The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give
her him to wife.
34:9 And make ye marriages with us, and give
your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
34:10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the
land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you
34:11 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.
34:12 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.
34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem
and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah
34:14 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:
34:15 But in this will we consent unto you:
If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;
34:16 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.
34:17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to
be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
34:18 And their words pleased Hamor, and
Shechem Hamor's son.
34:19 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.
34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto
the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
34:21 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.
34:22 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.
34:23 Shall not their cattle and their
substance and every beast of their's be our's? only let us consent unto
them, and they will dwell with us.
34:24 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.
34:25 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.
34:26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son
with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and
34:27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain,
and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
34:28 They took their sheep, and their oxen,
and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in
34:29 And all their wealth, and all their
little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all
that was in the house.
34:30 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.
34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our
sister as with an harlot?
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.
35:2 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:
35:3 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 went.
35:4 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.
35:5 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.
35:6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the
land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with
35:7 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.
35:8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and
she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was
35:9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when
he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
35:10 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.
35:11 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;
35:12 And the land which I gave Abraham and
Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give
35:13 And God went up from him in the place
where he talked with him.
35:14 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 thereon.
35:15 And Jacob called the name of the place
where God spake with him, Bethel.
35:16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and
there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and
she had hard labour.
35:17 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.
35:18 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.
35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the
way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
35:20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave:
that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
35:21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his
tent beyond the tower of Edar.
35:22 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:
35:23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's
firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
35:24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and
35:25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's
handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
35:26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's
handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born
to him in Padanaram.
35:27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father
unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and
35:28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred
and fourscore years.
35:29 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.
36:1 Now these are the generations of Esau,
who is Edom.
36:2 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;
36:3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister
36:4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and
Bashemath bare Reuel;
36:5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam,
and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the
land of Canaan.
36:6 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.
36:7 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.
36:8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is
36:9 And these are the generations of Esau
the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:
36:10 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.
36:11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman,
Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
36:12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz
Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah
36:13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath,
and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's
36:14 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.
36:15 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,
36:16 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.
36:17 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.
36:18 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.
36:19 These are the sons of Esau, who is
Edom, and these are their dukes.
36:20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite,
who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
36:21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these
are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
36:22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and
Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.
36:23 And the children of Shobal were these;
Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
36:24 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 father.
36:25 And the children of Anah were these;
Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
36:26 And these are the children of Dishon;
Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
36:27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan,
and Zaavan, and Akan.
36:28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz,
36:29 These are the dukes that came of the
Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
36:30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan:
these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of
36:31 And these are the kings that reigned in
the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of
36:32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in
Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
36:33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of
Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
36:34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land
of Temani reigned in his stead.
36:35 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.
36:36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah
reigned in his stead.
36:37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth
by the river reigned in his stead.
36:38 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of
Achbor reigned in his stead.
36:39 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
36:40 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 Jetheth,
36:41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
36:42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
36:43 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 Edomites.
37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his
father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
37:2 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
37:3 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.
37:4 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.
37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told
it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
37:6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you,
this dream which I have dreamed:
37:7 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.
37:8 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.
37:9 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
37:10 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?
37:11 And his brethren envied him; but his
father observed the saying.
37:12 And his brethren went to feed their
father's flock in Shechem.
37:13 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.
37:14 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.
37:15 And a certain man found him, and,
behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying,
What seekest thou?
37:16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell
me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.
37:17 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.
37:18 And when they saw him afar off, even
before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
37:19 And they said one to another, Behold,
this dreamer cometh.
37:20 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.
37:21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered
him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
37:22 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.
37:23 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;
37:24 And they took him, and cast him into a
pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
37:25 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 Egypt.
37:26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What
profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
37:27 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.
37:28 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.
37:29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and,
behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
37:30 And he returned unto his brethren, and
said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?
37:31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed
a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
37:32 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.
37:33 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.
37:34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put
sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
37:35 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
37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt
unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
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.
38:2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a
certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in
38:3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and
he called his name Er.
38:4 And she conceived again, and bare a son;
and she called his name Onan.
38:5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a
son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare
38:6 And Judah took a wife for Er his
firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
38:7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in
the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
38:8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy
brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
38:9 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
38:10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
38:11 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.
38:12 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.
38:13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold
thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
38:14 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.
38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to
be an harlot; because she had covered her face.
38:16 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 me?
38:17 And he said, I will send thee a kid
from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send
38:18 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.
38:19 And she arose, and went away, and laid
by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
38:20 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.
38:21 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.
38:22 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.
38:23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her,
lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
38:24 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.
38:25 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 staff.
38:26 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.
38:27 And it came to pass in the time of her
travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
38:28 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 first.
38:29 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
38:30 And afterward came out his brother,
that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
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
39:2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was
a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
39:3 And his master saw that the LORD was
with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
39:4 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.
39:5 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
39:6 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 favoured.
39:7 And it came to pass after these things,
that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with
39:8 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 hand;
39:9 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
39:10 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.
39:11 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.
39:12 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.
39:13 And it came to pass, when she saw that
he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
39:14 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:
39:15 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.
39:16 And she laid up his garment by her,
until his lord came home.
39:17 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:
39:18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my
voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
39:19 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.
39:20 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.
39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and
shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the
39:22 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.
39:23 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 prosper.