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ISA-11:9 ...for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD,
 as the waters cover the sea.

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Genesis 1



  • 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the
  • earth.
  • 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and
  • darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the
  • Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  • 3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was
  • light.
  • 4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God
  • divided the light from the darkness.
  • 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he
  • called Night. And the evening and the morning were the
  • first day.
  • 6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst
  • of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the
  • waters.
  • 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters
  • which [were] under the firmament from the waters which
  • [were] above the firmament: and it was so.
  • 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
  • evening and the morning were the second day.
  • 9. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be
  • gathered together unto one place, and let the dry
  • [land] appear: and it was so.
  • 10 And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the
  • gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and
  • God saw that [it was] good.
  • 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the
  • herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit
  • after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the
  • earth: and it was so.
  • 12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb
  • yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding
  • fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and
  • God saw that [it was] good.
  • 13 And the evening and the morning were the third
  • day.
  • 14. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament
  • of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let
  • them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and
  • years:
  • 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the
  • heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
  • 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light
  • to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the
  • night: [he made] the stars also.
  • 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to
  • give light upon the earth,
  • 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and
  • to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that
  • [it was] good.
  • 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth
  • day.
  • 20. And God said, Let the waters bring forth
  • abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl
  • [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of
  • heaven.
  • 21 And God created great whales, and every living
  • creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth
  • abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl
  • after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
  • 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and
  • multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl
  • multiply in the earth.
  • 23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth
  • day.
  • 24. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living
  • creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing,
  • and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
  • 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his
  • kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that
  • creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw
  • that [it was] good.
  • 26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
  • our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish
  • of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the
  • cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
  • thing that creepeth upon the earth.
  • 27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the
  • image of God created he him; male and female created he
  • them.
  • 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be
  • fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and
  • subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea,
  • and over the fowl of the air, and over every living
  • thing that moveth upon the earth.
  • 29. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb
  • bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the
  • earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a
  • tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
  • 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl
  • of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the
  • earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every
  • green herb for meat: and it was so.
  • 31. And God saw every thing that he had made, and,
  • behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the
  • morning were the sixth day.

  • Genesis 2

  • 1. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and
  • all the host of them.
  • 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he
  • had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his
  • work which he had made.
  • 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:
  • because that in it he had rested from all his work
  • which God created and made.
  • 4. These [are] the generations of the heavens and of
  • the earth when they were created, in the day that the
  • LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
  • 5 And every plant of the field before it was in the
  • earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for
  • the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,
  • and [there was] not a man to till the ground.
  • 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and
  • watered the whole face of the ground.
  • 7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the
  • ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of
  • life; and man became a living soul.
  • 8. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden;
  • and there he put the man whom he had formed.
  • 9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow
  • every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for
  • food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden,
  • and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
  • 10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden;
  • and from thence it was parted, and became into four
  • heads.
  • 11 The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it
  • which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where
  • [there is] gold;
  • 12 And the gold of that land [is] good: there [is]
  • bdellium and the onyx stone.
  • 13 And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the
  • same [is] it that compasseth the whole land of
  • Ethiopia.
  • 14 And the name of the third river [is] Hiddekel:
  • that [is] it which goeth toward the east of Assyria.
  • And the fourth river [is] Euphrates.
  • 15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into
  • the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
  • 16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of
  • every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
  • 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
  • thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou
  • eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
  • 18. And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the
  • man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for
  • him.
  • 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every
  • beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and
  • brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call
  • them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature,
  • that [was] the name thereof.
  • 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl
  • of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for
  • Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
  • 21. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon
  • Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and
  • closed up the flesh instead thereof;
  • 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from
  • man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
  • 23 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and
  • flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because
  • she was taken out of Man.
  • 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
  • mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall
  • be one flesh.
  • 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife,
  • and were not ashamed.

  • Genesis 3

  • 1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of
  • the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto
  • the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of
  • every tree of the garden?
  • 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of
  • the fruit of the trees of the garden:
  • 3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the
  • midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
  • it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
  • 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not
  • surely die:
  • 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof,
  • then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as
  • gods, knowing good and evil.
  • 6. And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for
  • food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a
  • tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the
  • fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her
  • husband with her; and he did eat.
  • 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they
  • knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves
  • together, and made themselves aprons.
  • 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in
  • the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his
  • wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God
  • amongst the trees of the garden.
  • 9. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto
  • him, Where [art] thou?
  • 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and
  • I was afraid, because I [was] naked; and I hid myself.
  • 11. And he said, Who told thee that thou [wast] naked?
  • Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee
  • that thou shouldest not eat?
  • 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to
  • be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
  • 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is]
  • this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The
  • serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
  • 14. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because
  • thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all
  • cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy
  • belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the
  • days of thy life:
  • 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman,
  • and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy
  • head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
  • 16. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply
  • thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt
  • bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy
  • husband, and he shall rule over thee.
  • 17. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened
  • unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
  • of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat
  • of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
  • shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;
  • 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to
  • thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
  • 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,
  • till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast
  • thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt
  • thou return.
  • 20. And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she
  • was the mother of all living.
  • 21. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God
  • make coats of skins, and clothed them.
  • 22. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become
  • as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he
  • put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life,
  • and eat, and live for ever:
  • 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the
  • garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was
  • taken.
  • 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east
  • of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword
  • which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of
  • life.

  • Genesis 4

  • 1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and
  • bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
  • 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a
  • keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
  • 3. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain
  • brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the
  • LORD.
  • 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his
  • flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect
  • unto Abel and to his offering:
  • 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not
  • respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance
  • fell.
  • 6. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth?
  • and why is thy countenance fallen?
  • 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and
  • if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto
  • thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over
  • him.
  • 8. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came
  • to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up
  • against Abel his brother, and slew him.
  • 9. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy
  • brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother's
  • keeper?
  • 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy
  • brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
  • 11 And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which
  • hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood
  • from thy hand;
  • 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not
  • henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and
  • a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
  • 13. And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment [is]
  • greater than I can bear.
  • 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the
  • face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid;
  • and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth;
  • and it shall come to pass, [that] every one that
  • findeth me shall slay me.
  • 15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever
  • slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him
  • sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any
  • finding him should kill him.
  • 16. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD,
  • and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
  • 17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and
  • bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name
  • of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
  • 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat
  • Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael
  • begat Lamech.
  • 19. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of
  • the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
  • 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as
  • dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle.
  • 21 And his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the
  • father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
  • 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer
  • of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of
  • Tubalcain [was] Naamah.
  • 23. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah,
  • Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my
  • speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a
  • young man to my hurt.
  • 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech
  • seventy and sevenfold.
  • 25. And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son,
  • and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath
  • appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain
  • slew.
  • 26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and
  • he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon
  • the name of the LORD. Genesis 5

  • 1. This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In
  • the day that God created man, in the likeness of God
  • made he him;
  • 2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them,
  • and called their name Adam, in the day when they were
  • created.
  • 3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and
  • begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and
  • called his name Seth:
  • 4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth
  • were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and
  • daughters:
  • 5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred
  • and thirty years: and he died.
  • 6. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat
  • Enos:
  • 7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred
  • and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
  • 8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and
  • twelve years: and he died.
  • 9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
  • 10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred
  • and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
  • 11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and
  • five years: and he died.
  • 12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat
  • Mahalaleel:
  • 13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight
  • hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
  • 14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and
  • ten years: and he died.
  • 15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and
  • begat Jared:
  • 16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight
  • hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
  • 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred
  • ninety and five years: and he died.
  • 18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years,
  • and he begat Enoch:
  • 19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred
  • years, and begat sons and daughters:
  • 20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty
  • and two years: and he died.
  • 21. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat
  • Methuselah:
  • 22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat
  • Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and
  • daughters:
  • 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty
  • and five years:
  • 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for
  • God took him.
  • 25. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven
  • years, and begat Lamech:
  • 26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven
  • hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and
  • daughters:
  • 27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred
  • sixty and nine years: and he died.
  • 28. And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years,
  • and begat a son:
  • 29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same]
  • shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our
  • hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath
  • cursed.
  • 30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred
  • ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
  • 31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred
  • seventy and seven years: and he died.
  • 32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah
  • begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

  • Genesis 6

  • 1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on
  • the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto
  • them,
  • 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that
  • they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which
  • they chose.
  • 3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always
  • strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his
  • days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
  • 4. There were giants in the earth in those days; and
  • also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the
  • daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the
  • same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of
  • renown.
  • 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great
  • in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the
  • thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually.
  • 6. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on
  • the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
  • 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have
  • created from the face of the earth; both man, and
  • beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the
  • air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
  • 8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
  • 9 These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a
  • just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah
  • walked with God.
  • 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
  • 11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the
  • earth was filled with violence.
  • 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was
  • corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the
  • earth.
  • 13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is
  • come before me; for the earth is filled with violence
  • through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the
  • earth.
  • 14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou
  • make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without
  • with pitch.
  • 15 And this [is the fashion] which thou shalt make it
  • [of]: The length of the ark [shall be] three hundred
  • cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height
  • of it thirty cubits.
  • 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a
  • cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the
  • ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; [with] lower,
  • second, and third [stories] shalt thou make it.
  • 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters
  • upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein [is] the
  • breath of life, from under heaven; [and] every thing
  • that [is] in the earth shall die.
  • 18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and
  • thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and
  • thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
  • 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of
  • every [sort] shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep
  • [them] alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
  • 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after
  • their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after
  • his kind, two of every [sort] shall come unto thee, to
  • keep [them] alive.
  • 21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten,
  • and thou shalt gather [it] to thee; and it shall be for
  • food for thee, and for them.
  • 22. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded
  • him, so did he.

  • Genesis 7

  • 1. And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy
  • house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous
  • before me in this generation.
  • 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by
  • sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that
  • [are] not clean by two, the male and his female.
  • 3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and
  • the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the
  • earth.
  • 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain
  • upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every
  • living substance that I have made will I destroy from
  • off the face of the earth.
  • 5. And Noah did according unto all that the LORD
  • commanded him.
  • 6 And Noah [was] six hundred years old when the flood
  • of waters was upon the earth.
  • 7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and
  • his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the
  • waters of the flood.
  • 8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that [are] not
  • clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth
  • upon the earth,
  • 9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark,
  • the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
  • 10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the
  • waters of the flood were upon the earth.
  • 11. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the
  • second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the
  • same day were all the fountains of the great deep
  • broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
  • 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and
  • forty nights.
  • 13. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and
  • Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife,
  • and the three wives of his sons with them, into the
  • ark;
  • 14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the
  • cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that
  • creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl
  • after his kind, every bird of every sort.
  • 15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and
  • two of all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life.
  • 16 And they that went in, went in male and female of
  • all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut
  • him in.
  • 17. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and
  • the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was
  • lift up above the earth.
  • 18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased
  • greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face
  • of the waters.
  • 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the
  • earth; and all the high hills, that [were] under the
  • whole heaven, were covered.
  • 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and
  • the mountains were covered.
  • 21. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both
  • of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every
  • creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every
  • man:
  • 22 All in whose nostrils [was] the breath of life, of
  • all that [was] in the dry [land], died.
  • 23 And every living substance was destroyed which was
  • upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and
  • the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and
  • they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only
  • remained [alive], and they that [were] with him in the
  • ark.
  • 24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred
  • and fifty days. Genesis 8

  • 1. And God remembered Noah, and every living thing,
  • and all the cattle that [was] with him in the ark: and
  • God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters
  • asswaged;
  • 2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of
  • heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was
  • restrained;
  • 3 And the waters returned from off the earth
  • continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty
  • days the waters were abated.
  • 4. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the
  • seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of
  • Ararat.
  • 5 And the waters decreased continually until the
  • tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day]
  • of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
  • 6. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that
  • Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
  • 7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and
  • fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
  • 8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the
  • waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
  • 9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her
  • foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the
  • waters [were] on the face of the whole earth: then he
  • put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in
  • unto him into the ark.
  • 10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he
  • sent forth the dove out of the ark;
  • 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and,
  • lo, in her mouth [was] an olive leaf pluckt off: so
  • Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the
  • earth.
  • 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth
  • the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
  • 13. And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first
  • year, in the first [month], the first [day] of the
  • month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and
  • Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and,
  • behold, the face of the ground was dry.
  • 14 And in the second month, on the seven and
  • twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
  • 15. And God spake unto Noah, saying,
  • 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy
  • sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
  • 17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that [is]
  • with thee, of all flesh, [both] of fowl, and of cattle,
  • and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the
  • earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and
  • be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
  • 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife,
  • and his sons' wives with him:
  • 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl,
  • [and] whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their
  • kinds, went forth out of the ark.
  • 20. And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took
  • of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and
  • offered burnt offerings on the altar.
  • 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD
  • said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground
  • any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's
  • heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again
  • smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
  • 22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,
  • and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and
  • night shall not cease.

  • Genesis 9

  • 1. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto
  • them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the
  • earth.
  • 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be
  • upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of
  • the air, upon all that moveth [upon] the earth, and
  • upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they
  • delivered.
  • 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for
  • you; even as the green herb have I given you all
  • things.
  • 4 But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the
  • blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
  • 5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require;
  • at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at
  • the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother
  • will I require the life of man.
  • 6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood
  • be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
  • 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth
  • abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
  • 8. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him,
  • saying,
  • 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you,
  • and with your seed after you;
  • 10 And with every living creature that [is] with you,
  • of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the
  • earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to
  • every beast of the earth.
  • 11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither
  • shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a
  • flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to
  • destroy the earth.
  • 12. And God said, This [is] the token of the covenant
  • which I make between me and you and every living
  • creature that [is] with you, for perpetual generations:
  • 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for
  • a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
  • 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud
  • over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the
  • cloud:
  • 15 And I will remember my covenant, which [is]
  • between me and you and every living creature of all
  • flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to
  • destroy all flesh.
  • 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look
  • upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant
  • between God and every living creature of all flesh that
  • [is] upon the earth.
  • 17 And God said unto Noah, This [is] the token of the
  • covenant, which I have established between me and all
  • flesh that [is] upon the earth.
  • 18. And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark,
  • were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham [is] the
  • father of Canaan.
  • 19 These [are] the three sons of Noah: and of them
  • was the whole earth overspread.
  • 20 And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he
  • planted a vineyard:
  • 21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he
  • was uncovered within his tent.
  • 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness
  • of his father, and told his two brethren without.
  • 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid [it]
  • upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and
  • covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces
  • [were] backward, and they saw not their father's
  • nakedness.
  • 24. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his
  • younger son had done unto him.
  • 25 And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of
  • servants shall he be unto his brethren.
  • 26 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Shem;
  • and Canaan shall be his servant.
  • 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in
  • the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
  • 28. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and
  • fifty years.
  • 29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and
  • fifty years: and he died.

  • Genesis 10

  • 1. Now these [are] the generations of the sons of
  • Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons
  • born after the flood.
  • 2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai,
  • and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
  • 3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and
  • Togarmah.
  • 4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish,
  • Kittim, and Dodanim.
  • 5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in
  • their lands; every one after his tongue, after their
  • families, in their nations.
  • 6. And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut,
  • and Canaan.
  • 7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and
  • Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of
  • Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
  • 8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one
  • in the earth.
  • 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore
  • it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the
  • LORD.
  • 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and
  • Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
  • 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded
  • Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
  • 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same [is]
  • a great city.
  • 13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim,
  • and Naphtuhim,
  • 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came
  • Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
  • 15. And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
  • 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the
  • Girgasite,
  • 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
  • 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the
  • Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the
  • Canaanites spread abroad.
  • 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon,
  • as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto
  • Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto
  • Lasha.
  • 20 These [are] the sons of Ham, after their families,
  • after their tongues, in their countries, [and] in their
  • nations.
  • 21. Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of
  • Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him
  • were [children] born.
  • 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and
  • Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
  • 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether,
  • and Mash.
  • 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
  • 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one
  • [was] Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and
  • his brother's name [was] Joktan.
  • 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and
  • Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
  • 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
  • 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
  • 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these
  • [were] the sons of Joktan.
  • 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest
  • unto Sephar a mount of the east.
  • 31 These [are] the sons of Shem, after their
  • families, after their tongues, in their lands, after
  • their nations.
  • 32 These [are] the families of the sons of Noah,
  • after their generations, in their nations: and by these
  • were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

  • Genesis 11

  • 1. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one
  • speech.
  • 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the
  • east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar;
  • and they dwelt there.
  • 3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make
  • brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for
  • stone, and slime had they for morter.
  • 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a
  • tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us
  • make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the
  • face of the whole earth.
  • 5. And the LORD came down to see the city and the
  • tower, which the children of men builded.
  • 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and
  • they have all one language; and this they begin to do:
  • and now nothing will be restrained from them, which
  • they have imagined to do.
  • 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their
  • language, that they may not understand one another's
  • speech.
  • 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon
  • the face of all the earth: and they left off to build
  • the city.
  • 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because
  • the LORD did there confound the language of all the
  • earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad
  • upon the face of all the earth.
  • 10. These [are] the generations of Shem: Shem [was] an
  • hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after
  • the flood:
  • 11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five
  • hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
  • 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and
  • begat Salah:
  • 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four
  • hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
  • 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
  • 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred
  • and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
  • 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat
  • Peleg:
  • 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred
  • and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
  • 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
  • 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and
  • nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
  • 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat
  • Serug:
  • 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and
  • seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
  • 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
  • 23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred
  • years, and begat sons and daughters.
  • 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat
  • Terah:
  • 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred
  • and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
  • 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram,
  • Nahor, and Haran.
  • 27. Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah
  • begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
  • 28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land
  • of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
  • 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of
  • Abram's wife [was] Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife,
  • Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah,
  • and the father of Iscah.
  • 30 But Sarai was barren; she [had] no child.
  • 31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of
  • Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his
  • son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur
  • of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and
  • they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
  • 32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five
  • years: and Terah died in Haran.

  • Genesis 12

  • 1. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of
  • thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy
  • father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
  • 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will
  • bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be
  • a blessing:
  • 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse
  • him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families
  • of the earth be blessed.
  • 4. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him;
  • and Lot went with him: and Abram [was] seventy and five
  • years old when he departed out of Haran.
  • 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his
  • brother's son, and all their substance that they had
  • gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran;
  • and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and
  • into the land of Canaan they came.
  • 6. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of
  • Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite
  • [was] then in the land.
  • 7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto
  • thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an
  • altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
  • 8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the
  • east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, [having] Bethel
  • on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded
  • an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the
  • LORD.
  • 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the
  • south.
  • 10. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went
  • down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine [was]
  • grievous in the land.
  • 11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to
  • enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife,
  • Behold now, I know that thou [art] a fair woman to look
  • upon:
  • 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the
  • Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This
  • [is] his wife: and they will kill me, but they will
  • save thee alive.
  • 13 Say, I pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it
  • may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall
  • live because of thee.
  • 14. And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come
  • into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she
  • [was] very fair.
  • 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended
  • her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into
  • Pharaoh's house.
  • 16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he
  • had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and
  • maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
  • 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with
  • great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
  • 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What [is] this
  • [that] thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell
  • me that she [was] thy wife?
  • 19 Why saidst thou, She [is] my sister? so I might
  • have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy
  • wife, take [her], and go thy way.
  • 20 And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him:
  • and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he
  • had.

  • Genesis 13

  • 1. And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife,
  • and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
  • 2 And Abram [was] very rich in cattle, in silver, and
  • in gold.
  • 3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to
  • Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the
  • beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
  • 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made
  • there at the first: and there Abram called on the name
  • of the LORD.
  • 5. And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks,
  • and herds, and tents.
  • 6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they
  • might dwell together: for their substance was great, so
  • that they could not dwell together.
  • 7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of
  • Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the
  • Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
  • 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I
  • pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen
  • and thy herdmen; for we [be] brethren.
  • 9 [Is] not the whole land before thee? separate
  • thyself, I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the
  • left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [thou
  • depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
  • 10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the
  • plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every
  • where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,
  • [even] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of
  • Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
  • 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and
  • Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the
  • one from the other.
  • 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot
  • dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched [his]
  • tent toward Sodom.
  • 13 But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners
  • before the LORD exceedingly.
  • 14. And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was
  • separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look
  • from the place where thou art northward, and southward,
  • and eastward, and westward:
  • 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I
  • give it, and to thy seed for ever.
  • 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth:
  • so that if a man can number the dust of the earth,
  • [then] shall thy seed also be numbered.
  • 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it
  • and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
  • 18 Then Abram removed [his] tent, and came and dwelt
  • in the plain of Mamre, which [is] in Hebron, and built
  • there an altar unto the LORD.

  • Genesis 14

  • 1. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of
  • Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of
  • Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
  • 2 [That these] made war with Bera king of Sodom, and
  • with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and
  • Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which
  • is Zoar.
  • 3 All these were joined together in the vale of
  • Siddim, which is the salt sea.
  • 4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the
  • thirteenth year they rebelled.
  • 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and
  • the kings that [were] with him, and smote the Rephaims
  • in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the
  • Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
  • 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan,
  • which [is] by the wilderness.
  • 7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which
  • [is] Kadesh, and smote all the country of the
  • Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in
  • Hazezontamar.
  • 8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king
  • of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of
  • Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same [is] Zoar;) and
  • they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
  • 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal
  • king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and
  • Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
  • 10 And the vale of Siddim [was full of] slimepits;
  • and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell
  • there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
  • 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah,
  • and all their victuals, and went their way.
  • 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who
  • dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
  • 13. And there came one that had escaped, and told
  • Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre
  • the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner:
  • and these [were] confederate with Abram.
  • 14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken
  • captive, he armed his trained [servants], born in his
  • own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued
  • [them] unto Dan.
  • 15 And he divided himself against them, he and his
  • servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them
  • unto Hobah, which [is] on the left hand of Damascus.
  • 16 And he brought back all the goods, and also
  • brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the
  • women also, and the people.
  • 17. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after
  • his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of
  • the kings that [were] with him, at the valley of
  • Shaveh, which [is] the king's dale.
  • 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread
  • and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God.
  • 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram
  • of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
  • 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath
  • delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him
  • tithes of all.
  • 21. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the
  • persons, and take the goods to thyself.
  • 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift
  • up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the
  • possessor of heaven and earth,
  • 23 That I will not [take] from a thread even to a
  • shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that
  • [is] thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram
  • rich:
  • 24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and
  • the portion of the men which went with me, Aner,
  • Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

  • Genesis 15

  • 1. After these things the word of the LORD came unto
  • Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy
  • shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.
  • 2. And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me,
  • seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house [is]
  • this Eliezer of Damascus?
  • 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no
  • seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
  • 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD [came] unto him,
  • saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall
  • come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
  • 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now
  • toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to
  • number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed
  • be.
  • 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to
  • him for righteousness.
  • 7. And he said unto him, I [am] the LORD that brought
  • thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land
  • to inherit it.
  • 8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I
  • shall inherit it?
  • 9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three
  • years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram
  • of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young
  • pigeon.
  • 10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them
  • in the midst, and laid each piece one against another:
  • but the birds divided he not.
  • 11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases,
  • Abram drove them away.
  • 12. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell
  • upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell
  • upon him.
  • 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy
  • seed shall be a stranger in a land [that is] not
  • theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict
  • them four hundred years;
  • 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will
  • I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great
  • substance.
  • 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou
  • shalt be buried in a good old age.
  • 16 But in the fourth generation they shall come
  • hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites [is] not
  • yet full.
  • 17. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down,
  • and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a
  • burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
  • 18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with
  • Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land,
  • from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river
  • Euphrates:
  • 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the
  • Kadmonites,
  • 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the
  • Rephaims,
  • 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the
  • Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

  • Genesis 16

  • 1. Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and
  • she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name [was]
  • Hagar.
  • 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD
  • hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in
  • unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by
  • her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
  • 3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the
  • Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land
  • of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his
  • wife.
  • 4. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and
  • when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was
  • despised in her eyes.
  • 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong [be] upon thee:
  • I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw
  • that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the
  • LORD judge between me and thee.
  • 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid [is] in
  • thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai
  • dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
  • 7. And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain
  • of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way
  • to Shur.
  • 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest
  • thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee
  • from the face of my mistress Sarai.
  • 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to
  • thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
  • 10. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will
  • multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be
  • numbered for multitude.
  • 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold,
  • thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt
  • call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy
  • affliction.
  • 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be]
  • against every man, and every man's hand against him;
  • and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
  • 13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake
  • unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also
  • here looked after him that seeth me?
  • 14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi;
  • behold, [it is] between Kadesh and Bered.
  • 15. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his
  • son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
  • 16 And Abram [was] fourscore and six years old, when
  • Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

  • Genesis 17

  • 1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the
  • LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the
  • Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
  • 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee,
  • and will multiply thee exceedingly.
  • 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with
  • him, saying,
  • 4. As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and
  • thou shalt be a father of many nations.
  • 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram,
  • but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many
  • nations have I made thee.
  • 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will
  • make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
  • 7. And I will establish my covenant between me and
  • thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for
  • an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to
  • thy seed after thee.
  • 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after
  • thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the
  • land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I
  • will be their God.
  • 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my
  • covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in
  • their generations.
  • 10 This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep,
  • between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man
  • child among you shall be circumcised.
  • 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your
  • foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant
  • betwixt me and you.
  • 12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised
  • among you, every man child in your generations, he that
  • is born in the house, or bought with money of any
  • stranger, which [is] not of thy seed.
  • 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is
  • bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and
  • my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting
  • covenant.
  • 14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his
  • foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off
  • from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
  • 15. And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife,
  • thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [shall]
  • her name [be].
  • 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of
  • her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be [a mother]
  • of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
  • 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and
  • said in his heart, Shall [a child] be born unto him
  • that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is
  • ninety years old, bear?
  • 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might
  • live before thee!
  • 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son
  • indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will
  • establish my covenant with him for an everlasting
  • covenant, [and] with his seed after him.
  • 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I
  • have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will
  • multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he
  • beget, and I will make him a great nation.
  • 21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which
  • Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next
  • year.
  • 22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up
  • from Abraham.
  • 23. And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that
  • were born in his house, and all that were bought with
  • his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house;
  • and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the
  • selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
  • 24 And Abraham [was] ninety years old and nine, when
  • he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
  • 25 And Ishmael his son [was] thirteen years old, when
  • he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
  • 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and
  • Ishmael his son.
  • 27 And all the men of his house, born in the house,
  • and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised
  • with him.

  • Genesis 18

  • 1. And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of
  • Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the
  • day;
  • 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three
  • men stood by him: and when he saw [them], he ran to
  • meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward
  • the ground,
  • 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in
  • thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy
  • servant:
  • 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and
  • wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
  • 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye
  • your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore
  • are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as
  • thou hast said.
  • 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and
  • said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal,
  • knead [it], and make cakes upon the hearth.
  • 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf
  • tender and good, and gave [it] unto a young man; and he
  • hasted to dress it.
  • 8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he
  • had dressed, and set [it] before them; and he stood by
  • them under the tree, and they did eat.
  • 9. And they said unto him, Where [is] Sarah thy wife?
  • And he said, Behold, in the tent.
  • 10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee
  • according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife
  • shall have a son. And Sarah heard [it] in the tent
  • door, which [was] behind him.
  • 11 Now Abraham and Sarah [were] old [and] well
  • stricken in age; [and] it ceased to be with Sarah after
  • the manner of women.
  • 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying,
  • After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord
  • being old also?
  • 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did
  • Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child,
  • which am old?
  • 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time
  • appointed I will return unto thee, according to the
  • time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
  • 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she
  • was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
  • 16. And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward
  • Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the
  • way.
  • 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that
  • thing which I do;
  • 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great
  • and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth
  • shall be blessed in him?
  • 19 For I know him, that he will command his children
  • and his household after him, and they shall keep the
  • way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the
  • LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken
  • of him.
  • 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and
  • Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very
  • grievous;
  • 21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done
  • altogether according to the cry of it, which is come
  • unto me; and if not, I will know.
  • 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and
  • went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the
  • LORD.
  • 23. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also
  • destroy the righteous with the wicked?
  • 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the
  • city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place
  • for the fifty righteous that [are] therein?
  • 25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to
  • slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the
  • righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from
  • thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
  • 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty
  • righteous within the city, then I will spare all the
  • place for their sakes.
  • 27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have
  • taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which [am but]
  • dust and ashes:
  • 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty
  • righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for [lack of]
  • five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I
  • will not destroy [it].
  • 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said,
  • Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he
  • said, I will not do [it] for forty's sake.
  • 30 And he said [unto him], Oh let not the Lord be
  • angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall
  • thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do [it],
  • if I find thirty there.
  • 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to
  • speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty
  • found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for
  • twenty's sake.
  • 32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I
  • will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be
  • found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for
  • ten's sake.
  • 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left
  • communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his
  • place.

  • Genesis 19

  • 1. And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot
  • sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up
  • to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward
  • the ground;
  • 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray
  • you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night,
  • and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go
  • on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in
  • the street all night.
  • 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned
  • in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made
  • them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they
  • did eat.
  • 4. But before they lay down, the men of the city,
  • [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round,
  • both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
  • 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where
  • [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring
  • them out unto us, that we may know them.
  • 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut
  • the door after him,
  • 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
  • 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not
  • known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you,
  • and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto
  • these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the
  • shadow of my roof.
  • 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said [again],
  • This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he will needs
  • be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with
  • them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot,
  • and came near to break the door.
  • 10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot
  • into the house to them, and shut to the door.
  • 11 And they smote the men that [were] at the door of
  • the house with blindness, both small and great: so that
  • they wearied themselves to find the door.
  • 12. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any
  • besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters,
  • and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring [them] out
  • of this place:
  • 13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of
  • them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and
  • the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
  • 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law,
  • which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out
  • of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But
  • he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
  • 15. And when the morning arose, then the angels
  • hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
  • daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the
  • iniquity of the city.
  • 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his
  • hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand
  • of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him:
  • and they brought him forth, and set him without the
  • city.
  • 17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them
  • forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look
  • not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain;
  • escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
  • 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
  • 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy
  • sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou
  • hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot
  • escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I
  • die:
  • 20 Behold now, this city [is] near to flee unto, and
  • it [is] a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, ([is]
  • it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
  • 21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee
  • concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow
  • this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
  • 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any
  • thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of
  • the city was called Zoar.
  • 23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered
  • into Zoar.
  • 24. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah
  • brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
  • 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain,
  • and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which
  • grew upon the ground.
  • 26. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she
  • became a pillar of salt.
  • 27. And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the
  • place where he stood before the LORD:
  • 28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and
  • toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo,
  • the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a
  • furnace.
  • 29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities
  • of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot
  • out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew
  • the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
  • 30. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the
  • mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared
  • to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his
  • two daughters.
  • 31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our
  • father [is] old, and [there is] not a man in the earth
  • to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
  • 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we
  • will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our
  • father.
  • 33 And they made their father drink wine that night:
  • and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and
  • he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
  • 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the
  • firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay
  • yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine
  • this night also; and go thou in, [and] lie with him,
  • that we may preserve seed of our father.
  • 35 And they made their father drink wine that night
  • also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he
  • perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
  • 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by
  • their father.
  • 37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name
  • Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites unto
  • this day.
  • 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called
  • his name Benammi: the same [is] the father of the
  • children of Ammon unto this day. Genesis 20

  • 1. And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south
  • country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and
  • sojourned in Gerar.
  • 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She [is] my
  • sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took
  • Sarah.
  • 3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and
  • said to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead man, for the
  • woman which thou hast taken; for she [is] a man's wife.
  • 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said,
  • Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
  • 5 Said he not unto me, She [is] my sister? and she,
  • even she herself said, He [is] my brother: in the
  • integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I
  • done this.
  • 6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that
  • thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I
  • also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore
  • suffered I thee not to touch her.
  • 7 Now therefore restore the man [his] wife; for he
  • [is] a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou
  • shalt live: and if thou restore [her] not, know thou
  • that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that [are]
  • thine.
  • 8. Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and
  • called all his servants, and told all these things in
  • their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
  • 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him,
  • What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended
  • thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a
  • great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not
  • to be done.
  • 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou,
  • that thou hast done this thing?
  • 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the
  • fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay
  • me for my wife's sake.
  • 12 And yet indeed [she is] my sister; she [is] the
  • daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my
  • mother; and she became my wife.
  • 13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander
  • from my father's house, that I said unto her, This [is]
  • thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every
  • place whither we shall come, say of me, He [is] my
  • brother.
  • 14. And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and
  • menservants, and womenservants, and gave [them] unto
  • Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
  • 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land [is] before
  • thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
  • 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy
  • brother a thousand [pieces] of silver: behold, he [is]
  • to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that [are]
  • with thee, and with all [other]: thus she was reproved.
  • 17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed
  • Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they
  • bare [children].
  • 18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of
  • the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's
  • wife.

  • Genesis 21

  • 1. And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the
  • LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
  • 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his
  • old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to
  • him.
  • 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was
  • born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
  • 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight
  • days old, as God had commanded him.
  • 5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son
  • Isaac was born unto him.
  • 6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so
  • that] all that hear will laugh with me.
  • 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham,
  • that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have
  • born [him] a son in his old age.
  • 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham
  • made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was
  • weaned.
  • 9. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which
  • she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
  • 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this
  • bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman
  • shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac.
  • 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight
  • because of his son.
  • 12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous
  • in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy
  • bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee,
  • hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be
  • called.
  • 13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a
  • nation, because he [is] thy seed.
  • 14. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took
  • bread, and a bottle of water, and gave [it] unto Hagar,
  • putting [it] on her shoulder, and the child, and sent
  • her away: and she departed, and wandered in the
  • wilderness of Beersheba.
  • 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she
  • cast the child under one of the shrubs.
  • 16 And she went, and sat her down over against [him]
  • a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let
  • me not see the death of the child. And she sat over
  • against [him], and lift up her voice, and wept.
  • 17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel
  • of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto
  • her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath
  • heard the voice of the lad where he [is].
  • 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine
  • hand; for I will make him a great nation.
  • 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of
  • water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water,
  • and gave the lad drink.
  • 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt
  • in the wilderness, and became an archer.
  • 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his
  • mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
  • 22. And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech
  • and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto
  • Abraham, saying, God [is] with thee in all that thou
  • doest:
  • 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou
  • wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor
  • with my son's son: [but] according to the kindness that
  • I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to
  • the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
  • 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
  • 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well
  • of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently
  • taken away.
  • 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this
  • thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I
  • [of it], but to day.
  • 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them
  • unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
  • 28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by
  • themselves.
  • 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these
  • seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
  • 30 And he said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shalt
  • thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto
  • me, that I have digged this well.
  • 31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because
  • there they sware both of them.
  • 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then
  • Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his
  • host, and they returned into the land of the
  • Philistines.
  • 33. And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beersheba, and
  • called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting
  • God.
  • 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land
  • many days.

  • Genesis 22

  • 1. And it came to pass after these things, that God
  • did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he
  • said, Behold, [here] I [am].
  • 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son]
  • Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of
  • Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon
  • one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
  • 3. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and
  • saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with
  • him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the
  • burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of
  • which God had told him.
  • 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes,
  • and saw the place afar off.
  • 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here
  • with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and
  • worship, and come again to you.
  • 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering,
  • and laid [it] upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire
  • in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them
  • together.
  • 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said,
  • My father: and he said, Here [am] I, my son. And he
  • said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where [is] the
  • lamb for a burnt offering?
  • 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself
  • a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them
  • together.
  • 9 And they came to the place which God had told him
  • of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood
  • in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the
  • altar upon the wood.
  • 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the
  • knife to slay his son.
  • 11. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of
  • heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here
  • [am] I.
  • 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad,
  • neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that
  • thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy
  • son, thine only [son] from me.
  • 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and
  • behold behind [him] a ram caught in a thicket by his
  • horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered
  • him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
  • 14 And Abraham called the name of that place
  • Jehovahjireh: as it is said [to] this day, In the mount
  • of the LORD it shall be seen.
  • 15. And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out
  • of heaven the second time,
  • 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD,
  • for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not
  • withheld thy son, thine only [son]:
  • 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in
  • multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of
  • the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea
  • shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his
  • enemies;
  • 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth
  • be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
  • 19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they
  • rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham
  • dwelt at Beersheba.
  • 20. And it came to pass after these things, that it
  • was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also
  • born children unto thy brother Nahor;
  • 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel
  • the father of Aram,
  • 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph,
  • and Bethuel.
  • 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did
  • bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
  • 24 And his concubine, whose name [was] Reumah, she
  • bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

  • Genesis 23

  • 1. And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years
  • old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
  • 2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same [is] Hebron
  • in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for
  • Sarah, and to weep for her.
  • 3. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and
  • spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
  • 4 I [am] a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me
  • a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may
  • bury my dead out of my sight.
  • 5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying
  • unto him,
  • 6 Hear us, my lord: thou [art] a mighty prince among
  • us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none
  • of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that
  • thou mayest bury thy dead.
  • 7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the
  • people of the land, [even] to the children of Heth.
  • 8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your
  • mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear
  • me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
  • 9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he
  • hath, which [is] in the end of his field; for as much
  • money as it is worth he shall give it me for a
  • possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
  • 10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and
  • Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of
  • the children of Heth, [even] of all that went in at the
  • gate of his city, saying,
  • 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and
  • the cave that [is] therein, I give it thee; in the
  • presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury
  • thy dead.
  • 12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people
  • of the land.
  • 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the
  • people of the land, saying, But if thou [wilt give it],
  • I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the
  • field; take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there.
  • 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
  • 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land [is worth] four
  • hundred shekels of silver; what [is] that betwixt me
  • and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
  • 16. And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham
  • weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the
  • audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of
  • silver, current [money] with the merchant.
  • 17 And the field of Ephron, which [was] in Machpelah,
  • which [was] before Mamre, the field, and the cave which
  • [was] therein, and all the trees that [were] in the
  • field, that [were] in all the borders round about, were
  • made sure
  • 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of
  • the children of Heth, before all that went in at the
  • gate of his city.
  • 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in
  • the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the
  • same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan.
  • 20 And the field, and the cave that [is] therein,
  • were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a
  • buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

  • Genesis 24

  • 1. And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age:
  • and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
  • 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his
  • house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray
  • thee, thy hand under my thigh:
  • 3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of
  • heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not
  • take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the
  • Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
  • 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my
  • kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
  • 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the
  • woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land:
  • must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from
  • whence thou camest?
  • 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou
  • bring not my son thither again.
  • 7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my
  • father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and
  • which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying,
  • Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his
  • angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my
  • son from thence.
  • 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow
  • thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only
  • bring not my son thither again.
  • 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of
  • Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that
  • matter.
  • 10. And the servant took ten camels of the camels of
  • his master, and departed; for all the goods of his
  • master [were] in his hand: and he arose, and went to
  • Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
  • 11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the
  • city by a well of water at the time of the evening,
  • [even] the time that women go out to draw [water].
  • 12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I
  • pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew
  • kindness unto my master Abraham.
  • 13 Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water; and
  • the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw
  • water:
  • 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I
  • shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I
  • may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give
  • thy camels drink also: [let the same be] she [that]
  • thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby
  • shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my
  • master.
  • 15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking,
  • that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to
  • Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's
  • brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
  • 16 And the damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a
  • virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went
  • down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
  • 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me,
  • I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
  • 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and
  • let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
  • 19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said,
  • I will draw [water] for thy camels also, until they
  • have done drinking.
  • 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the
  • trough, and ran again unto the well to draw [water],
  • and drew for all his camels.
  • 21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to
  • wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or
  • not.
  • 22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done
  • drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a
  • shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten
  • [shekels] weight of gold;
  • 23 And said, Whose daughter [art] thou? tell me, I
  • pray thee: is there room [in] thy father's house for us
  • to lodge in?
  • 24 And she said unto him, I [am] the daughter of
  • Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
  • 25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and
  • provender enough, and room to lodge in.
  • 26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped
  • the LORD.
  • 27 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of my
  • master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master
  • of his mercy and his truth: I [being] in the way, the
  • LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
  • 28 And the damsel ran, and told [them of] her
  • mother's house these things.
  • 29. And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was]
  • Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
  • 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and
  • bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard
  • the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the
  • man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he
  • stood by the camels at the well.
  • 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD;
  • wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared
  • the house, and room for the camels.
  • 32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded
  • his camels, and gave straw and provender for the
  • camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet
  • that [were] with him.
  • 33 And there was set [meat] before him to eat: but he
  • said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand.
  • And he said, Speak on.
  • 34 And he said, I [am] Abraham's servant.
  • 35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and
  • he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and
  • herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and
  • maidservants, and camels, and asses.
  • 36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master
  • when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that
  • he hath.
  • 37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt
  • not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the
  • Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
  • 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to
  • my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
  • 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman
  • will not follow me.
  • 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk,
  • will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and
  • thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of
  • my father's house:
  • 41 Then shalt thou be clear from [this] my oath, when
  • thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee
  • [one], thou shalt be clear from my oath.
  • 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O
  • LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper
  • my way which I go:
  • 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall
  • come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw
  • [water], and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a
  • little water of thy pitcher to drink;
  • 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will
  • also draw for thy camels: [let] the same [be] the woman
  • whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.
  • 45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart,
  • behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her
  • shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew
  • [water]: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray
  • thee.
  • 46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from
  • her [shoulder], and said, Drink, and I will give thy
  • camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels
  • drink also.
  • 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter [art]
  • thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's
  • son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring
  • upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
  • 48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD,
  • and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which
  • had led me in the right way to take my master's
  • brother's daughter unto his son.
  • 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my
  • master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn
  • to the right hand, or to the left.
  • 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The
  • thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto
  • thee bad or good.
  • 51 Behold, Rebekah [is] before thee, take [her], and
  • go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD
  • hath spoken.
  • 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant
  • heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, [bowing
  • himself] to the earth.
  • 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver,
  • and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to
  • Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother
  • precious things.
  • 54. And they did eat and drink, he and the men that
  • [were] with him, and tarried all night; and they rose
  • up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my
  • master.
  • 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the
  • damsel abide with us [a few] days, at the least ten;
  • after that she shall go.
  • 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the
  • LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go
  • to my master.
  • 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and
  • enquire at her mouth.
  • 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt
  • thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
  • 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her
  • nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
  • 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou
  • [art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of
  • millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those
  • which hate them.
  • 61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode
  • upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant
  • took Rebekah, and went his way.
  • 62. And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi;
  • for he dwelt in the south country.
  • 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the
  • eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and,
  • behold, the camels [were] coming.
  • 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw
  • Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
  • 65 For she [had] said unto the servant, What man [is]
  • this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the
  • servant [had] said, It [is] my master: therefore she
  • took a vail, and covered herself.
  • 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had
  • done.
  • 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's
  • tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he
  • loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's
  • [death].

  • Genesis 25

  • 1. Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name [was]
  • Keturah.
  • 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan,
  • and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
  • 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of
  • Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
  • 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and
  • Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these [were] the
  • children of Keturah.
  • 5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
  • 6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham
  • had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac
  • his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east
  • country.
  • 7 And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham's
  • life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen
  • years.
  • 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good
  • old age, an old man, and full [of years]; and was
  • gathered to his people.
  • 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the
  • cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of
  • Zohar the Hittite, which [is] before Mamre;
  • 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of
  • Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
  • 11. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham,
  • that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the
  • well Lahairoi.
  • 12 Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael,
  • Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's
  • handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
  • 13 And these [are] the names of the sons of Ishmael,
  • by their names, according to their generations: the
  • firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel,
  • and Mibsam,
  • 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
  • 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
  • 16 These [are] the sons of Ishmael, and these [are]
  • their names, by their towns, and by their castles;
  • twelve princes according to their nations.
  • 17 And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael,
  • an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up
  • the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
  • 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that [is]
  • before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: [and] he
  • died in the presence of all his brethren.
  • 19. And these [are] the generations of Isaac,
  • Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
  • 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah
  • to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of
  • Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
  • 21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because
  • she [was] barren: and the LORD was intreated of him,
  • and Rebekah his wife conceived.
  • 22 And the children struggled together within her;
  • and she said, If [it be] so, why [am] I thus? And she
  • went to enquire of the LORD.
  • 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations [are] in
  • thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated
  • from thy bowels; and [the one] people shall be stronger
  • than [the other] people; and the elder shall serve the
  • younger.
  • 24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled,
  • behold, [there were] twins in her womb.
  • 25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy
  • garment; and they called his name Esau.
  • 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand
  • took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called
  • Jacob: and Isaac [was] threescore years old when she
  • bare them.
  • 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter,
  • a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a plain man,
  • dwelling in tents.
  • 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of [his]
  • venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
  • 29. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the
  • field, and he [was] faint:
  • 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with
  • that same red [pottage]; for I [am] faint: therefore
  • was his name called Edom.
  • 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
  • 32 And Esau said, Behold, I [am] at the point to die:
  • and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
  • 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware
  • unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
  • 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of
  • lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and
  • went his way: thus Esau despised [his] birthright. Genesis 26

  • 1. And there was a famine in the land, beside the
  • first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac
  • went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
  • 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not
  • down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell
  • thee of:
  • 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and
  • will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I
  • will give all these countries, and I will perform the
  • oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
  • 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars
  • of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these
  • countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the
  • earth be blessed;
  • 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my
  • charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
  • 6. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
  • 7 And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife;
  • and he said, She [is] my sister: for he feared to say,
  • [She is] my wife; lest, [said he], the men of the place
  • should kill me for Rebekah; because she [was] fair to
  • look upon.
  • 8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long
  • time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out
  • at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac [was] sporting
  • with Rebekah his wife.
  • 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a
  • surety she [is] thy wife: and how saidst thou, She [is]
  • my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said,
  • Lest I die for her.
  • 10 And Abimelech said, What [is] this thou hast done
  • unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with
  • thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness
  • upon us.
  • 11 And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying, He
  • that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put
  • to death.
  • 12. Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the
  • same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
  • 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and
  • grew until he became very great:
  • 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of
  • herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines
  • envied him.
  • 15 For all the wells which his father's servants had
  • digged in the days of Abraham his father, the
  • Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with
  • earth.
  • 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for
  • thou art much mightier than we.
  • 17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in
  • the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
  • 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which
  • they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for
  • the Philistines had stopped them after the death of
  • Abraham: and he called their names after the names by
  • which his father had called them.
  • 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and
  • found there a well of springing water.
  • 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's
  • herdmen, saying, The water [is] ours: and he called the
  • name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
  • 21 And they digged another well, and strove for that
  • also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.
  • 22 And he removed from thence, and digged another
  • well; and for that they strove not: and he called the
  • name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath
  • made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
  • 23 And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
  • 24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and
  • said, I [am] the God of Abraham thy father: fear not,
  • for I [am] with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply
  • thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
  • 25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the
  • name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there
  • Isaac's servants digged a well.
  • 26. Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and
  • Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief
  • captain of his army.
  • 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me,
  • seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?
  • 28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was
  • with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath
  • betwixt us, [even] betwixt us and thee, and let us make
  • a covenant with thee;
  • 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not
  • touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but
  • good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou [art] now
  • the blessed of the LORD.
  • 30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and
  • drink.
  • 31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware
  • one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they
  • departed from him in peace.
  • 32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's
  • servants came, and told him concerning the well which
  • they had digged, and said unto him, We have found
  • water.
  • 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the
  • city [is] Beersheba unto this day.
  • 34. And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife
  • Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath
  • the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
  • 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to
  • Rebekah. Genesis 27

  • 1. And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and
  • his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called
  • Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he
  • said unto him, Behold, [here am] I.
  • 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the
  • day of my death:
  • 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy
  • quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take
  • me [some] venison;
  • 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring
  • [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee
  • before I die.
  • 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son.
  • And Esau went to the field to hunt [for] venison, [and]
  • to bring [it].
  • 6. And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying,
  • Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother,
  • saying,
  • 7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I
  • may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my
  • death.
  • 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to
  • that which I command thee.
  • 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two
  • good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury
  • meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
  • 10 And thou shalt bring [it] to thy father, that he
  • may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
  • 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau
  • my brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a smooth man:
  • 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall
  • seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse
  • upon me, and not a blessing.
  • 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me [be] thy
  • curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me
  • [them].
  • 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought [them] to
  • his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as
  • his father loved.
  • 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son
  • Esau, which [were] with her in the house, and put them
  • upon Jacob her younger son:
  • 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats
  • upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
  • 17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which
  • she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
  • 18. And he came unto his father, and said, My father:
  • and he said, Here [am] I; who [art] thou, my son?
  • 19 And Jacob said unto his father, I [am] Esau thy
  • firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me:
  • arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy
  • soul may bless me.
  • 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How [is it] that thou
  • hast found [it] so quickly, my son? And he said,
  • Because the LORD thy God brought [it] to me.
  • 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee,
  • that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou [be] my very
  • son Esau or not.
  • 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he
  • felt him, and said, The voice [is] Jacob's voice, but
  • the hands [are] the hands of Esau.
  • 23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were
  • hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
  • 24 And he said, [Art] thou my very son Esau? And he
  • said, I [am].
  • 25 And he said, Bring [it] near to me, and I will eat
  • of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And
  • he brought [it] near to him, and he did eat: and he
  • brought him wine, and he drank.
  • 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now,
  • and kiss me, my son.
  • 27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled
  • the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said,
  • See, the smell of my son [is] as the smell of a field
  • which the LORD hath blessed:
  • 28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and
  • the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
  • 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to
  • thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's
  • sons bow down to thee: cursed [be] every one that
  • curseth thee, and blessed [be] he that blesseth thee.
  • 30. And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an
  • end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone
  • out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau
  • his brother came in from his hunting.
  • 31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it
  • unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my
  • father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy
  • soul may bless me.
  • 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who [art]
  • thou? And he said, I [am] thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
  • 33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said,
  • Who? where [is] he that hath taken venison, and brought
  • [it] me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest,
  • and have blessed him? yea, [and] he shall be blessed.
  • 34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he
  • cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said
  • unto his father, Bless me, [even] me also, O my father.
  • 35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and
  • hath taken away thy blessing.
  • 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he
  • hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my
  • birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my
  • blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a
  • blessing for me?
  • 37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I
  • have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I
  • given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have
  • I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my
  • son?
  • 38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one
  • blessing, my father? bless me, [even] me also, O my
  • father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
  • 39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him,
  • Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth,
  • and of the dew of heaven from above;
  • 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve
  • thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt
  • have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from
  • off thy neck.
  • 41. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing
  • wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his
  • heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand;
  • then will I slay my brother Jacob.
  • 42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to
  • Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son,
  • and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as
  • touching thee, doth comfort himself, [purposing] to
  • kill thee.
  • 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise,
  • flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
  • 44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's
  • fury turn away;
  • 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and
  • he forget [that] which thou hast done to him: then I
  • will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be
  • deprived also of you both in one day?
  • 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life
  • because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife
  • of the daughters of Heth, such as these [which are] of
  • the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do
  • me?

  • Genesis 28

  • 1. And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and
  • charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a
  • wife of the daughters of Canaan.
  • 2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy
  • mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of
  • the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
  • 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee
  • fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a
  • multitude of people;
  • 4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and
  • to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the
  • land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto
  • Abraham.
  • 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram
  • unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of
  • Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
  • 6. When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and
  • sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from
  • thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a
  • charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the
  • daughters of Canaan;
  • 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother,
  • and was gone to Padanaram;
  • 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan
  • pleased not Isaac his father;
  • 9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the
  • wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael
  • Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
  • 10. And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward
  • Haran.
  • 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried
  • there all night, because the sun was set; and he took
  • of the stones of that place, and put [them for] his
  • pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
  • 12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the
  • earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold
  • the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
  • 13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I
  • [am] the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of
  • Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give
  • it, and to thy seed;
  • 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth,
  • and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the
  • east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee
  • and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be
  • blessed.
  • 15 And, behold, I [am] with thee, and will keep thee
  • in all [places] whither thou goest, and will bring thee
  • again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until
  • I have done [that] which I have spoken to thee of.
  • 16. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said,
  • Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not.
  • 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful [is]
  • this place! this [is] none other but the house of God,
  • and this [is] the gate of heaven.
  • 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took
  • the stone that he had put [for] his pillows, and set it
  • up [for] a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
  • 19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but
  • the name of that city [was called] Luz at the first.
  • 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with
  • me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will
  • give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
  • 21 So that I come again to my father's house in
  • peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
  • 22 And this stone, which I have set [for] a pillar,
  • shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give
  • me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. Genesis 29

  • 1. Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the
  • land of the people of the east.
  • 2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and,
  • lo, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying by it; for
  • out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great
  • stone [was] upon the well's mouth.
  • 3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they
  • rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the
  • sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in
  • his place.
  • 4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence [be]
  • ye? And they said, Of Haran [are] we.
  • 5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of
  • Nahor? And they said, We know [him].
  • 6 And he said unto them, [Is] he well? And they said,
  • [He is] well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh
  • with the sheep.
  • 7 And he said, Lo, [it is] yet high day, neither [is
  • it] time that the cattle should be gathered together:
  • water ye the sheep, and go [and] feed [them].
  • 8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be
  • gathered together, and [till] they roll the stone from
  • the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
  • 9. And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with
  • her father's sheep: for she kept them.
  • 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the
  • daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep
  • of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near,
  • and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered
  • the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
  • 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice,
  • and wept.
  • 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he [was] her father's
  • brother, and that he [was] Rebekah's son: and she ran
  • and told her father.
  • 13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings
  • of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and
  • embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his
  • house. And he told Laban all these things.
  • 14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou [art] my bone
  • and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a
  • month.
  • 15. And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou [art] my
  • brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought?
  • tell me, what [shall] thy wages [be]?
  • 16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder
  • [was] Leah, and the name of the younger [was] Rachel.
  • 17 Leah [was] tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful
  • and well favoured.
  • 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve
  • thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
  • 19 And Laban said, [It is] better that I give her to
  • thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide
  • with me.
  • 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they
  • seemed unto him [but] a few days, for the love he had
  • to her.
  • 21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give [me] my wife, for
  • my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
  • 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the
  • place, and made a feast.
  • 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took
  • Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went
  • in unto her.
  • 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his
  • maid [for] an handmaid.
  • 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold,
  • it [was] Leah: and he said to Laban, What [is] this
  • thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for
  • Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
  • 26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our
  • country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
  • 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also
  • for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet
  • seven other years.
  • 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he
  • gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
  • 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his
  • handmaid to be her maid.
  • 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also
  • Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven
  • other years.
  • 31. And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated, he
  • opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren.
  • 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called
  • his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath
  • looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband
  • will love me.
  • 33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said,
  • Because the LORD hath heard that I [was] hated, he hath
  • therefore given me this [son] also: and she called his
  • name Simeon.
  • 34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said,
  • Now this time will my husband be joined unto me,
  • because I have born him three sons: therefore was his
  • name called Levi.
  • 35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she
  • said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called
  • his name Judah; and left bearing.

  • Genesis 30

  • 1. And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no
  • children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto
  • Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
  • 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and
  • he said, [Am] I in God's stead, who hath withheld from
  • thee the fruit of the womb?
  • 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto
  • her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also
  • have children by her.
  • 4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and
  • Jacob went in unto her.
  • 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
  • 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also
  • heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore
  • called she his name Dan.
  • 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare
  • Jacob a second son.
  • 8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I
  • wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she
  • called his name Naphtali.
  • 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took
  • Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
  • 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
  • 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his
  • name Gad.
  • 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
  • 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will
  • call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.
  • 14. And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and
  • found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his
  • mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray
  • thee, of thy son's mandrakes.
  • 15 And she said unto her, [Is it] a small matter that
  • thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away
  • my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he
  • shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
  • 16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening,
  • and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come
  • in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's
  • mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
  • 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived,
  • and bare Jacob the fifth son.
  • 18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because
  • I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called
  • his name Issachar.
  • 19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth
  • son.
  • 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.
  • 21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her
  • name Dinah.
  • 22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to
  • her, and opened her womb.
  • 23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God
  • hath taken away my reproach:
  • 24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD
  • shall add to me another son.
  • 25. And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph,
  • that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go
  • unto mine own place, and to my country.
  • 26 Give [me] my wives and my children, for whom I
  • have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my
  • service which I have done thee.
  • 27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have
  • found favour in thine eyes, [tarry: for] I have learned
  • by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy
  • sake.
  • 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give
  • [it].
  • 29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have
  • served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
  • 30 For [it was] little which thou hadst before I
  • [came], and it is [now] increased unto a multitude; and
  • the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now
  • when shall I provide for mine own house also?
  • 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob
  • said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do
  • this thing for me, I will again feed [and] keep thy
  • flock:
  • 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.
  • 33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to
  • come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face:
  • every one that [is] not speckled and spotted among the
  • goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted
  • stolen with me.
  • 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be
  • according to thy word.
  • 35 And he removed that day the he goats that were
  • ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that
  • were speckled and spotted, [and] every one that had
  • [some] white in it, and all the brown among the sheep,
  • and gave [them] into the hand of his sons.
  • 36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and
  • Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
  • 37. And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of
  • the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in
  • them, and made the white appear which [was] in the
  • rods.
  • 38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the
  • flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the
  • flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when
  • they came to drink.
  • 39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and
  • brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and
  • spotted.
  • 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the
  • faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the
  • brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks
  • by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
  • 41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger
  • cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before
  • the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might
  • conceive among the rods.
  • 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put [them] not
  • in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger
  • Jacob's.
  • 43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much
  • cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels,
  • and asses.

  • Genesis 31

  • 1. And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying,
  • Jacob hath taken away all that [was] our father's; and
  • of [that] which [was] our father's hath he gotten all
  • this glory.
  • 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and,
  • behold, it [was] not toward him as before.
  • 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land
  • of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with
  • thee.
  • 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the
  • field unto his flock,
  • 5 And said unto them, I see your father's
  • countenance, that it [is] not toward me as before; but
  • the God of my father hath been with me.
  • 6 And ye know that with all my power I have served
  • your father.
  • 7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my
  • wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
  • 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages;
  • then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus,
  • The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the
  • cattle ringstraked.
  • 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father,
  • and given [them] to me.
  • 10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle
  • conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a
  • dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the
  • cattle [were] ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
  • 11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream,
  • [saying], Jacob: And I said, Here [am] I.
  • 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all
  • the rams which leap upon the cattle [are] ringstraked,
  • speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban
  • doeth unto thee.
  • 13 I [am] the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst
  • the pillar, [and] where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now
  • arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the
  • land of thy kindred.
  • 14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him,
  • [Is there] yet any portion or inheritance for us in our
  • father's house?
  • 15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath
  • sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
  • 16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our
  • father, that [is] ours, and our children's: now then,
  • whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
  • 17. Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives
  • upon camels;
  • 18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his
  • goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting,
  • which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac
  • his father in the land of Canaan.
  • 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had
  • stolen the images that [were] her father's.
  • 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian,
  • in that he told him not that he fled.
  • 21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up,
  • and passed over the river, and set his face [toward]
  • the mount Gilead.
  • 22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob
  • was fled.
  • 23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued
  • after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in
  • the mount Gilead.
  • 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by
  • night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not
  • to Jacob either good or bad.
  • 25. Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched
  • his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren
  • pitched in the mount of Gilead.
  • 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that
  • thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away
  • my daughters, as captives [taken] with the sword?
  • 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal
  • away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have
  • sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret,
  • and with harp?
  • 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my
  • daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in [so] doing.
  • 29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but
  • the God of your father spake unto me yesternight,
  • saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob
  • either good or bad.
  • 30 And now, [though] thou wouldest needs be gone,
  • because thou sore longedst after thy father's house,
  • [yet] wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
  • 31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I
  • was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take
  • by force thy daughters from me.
  • 32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not
  • live: before our brethren discern thou what [is] thine
  • with me, and take [it] to thee. For Jacob knew not that
  • Rachel had stolen them.
  • 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's
  • tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he
  • found [them] not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and
  • entered into Rachel's tent.
  • 34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in
  • the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban
  • searched all the tent, but found [them] not.
  • 35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease
  • my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the
  • custom of women [is] upon me. And he searched, but
  • found not the images.
  • 36. And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and
  • Jacob answered and said to Laban, What [is] my
  • trespass? what [is] my sin, that thou hast so hotly
  • pursued after me?
  • 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast
  • thou found of all thy household stuff? set [it] here
  • before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may
  • judge betwixt us both.
  • 38 This twenty years [have] I [been] with thee; thy
  • ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and
  • the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
  • 39 That which was torn [of beasts] I brought not unto
  • thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou
  • require it, [whether] stolen by day, or stolen by
  • night.
  • 40 [Thus] I was; in the day the drought consumed me,
  • and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine
  • eyes.
  • 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I
  • served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and
  • six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my
  • wages ten times.
  • 42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham,
  • and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou
  • hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine
  • affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked
  • [thee] yesternight.
  • 43. And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, [These]
  • daughters [are] my daughters, and [these] children
  • [are] my children, and [these] cattle [are] my cattle,
  • and all that thou seest [is] mine: and what can I do
  • this day unto these my daughters, or unto their
  • children which they have born?
  • 44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I
  • and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and
  • thee.
  • 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] a
  • pillar.
  • 46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones;
  • and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did
  • eat there upon the heap.
  • 47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob
  • called it Galeed.
  • 48 And Laban said, This heap [is] a witness between
  • me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it
  • called Galeed;
  • 49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me
  • and thee, when we are absent one from another.
  • 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou
  • shalt take [other] wives beside my daughters, no man
  • [is] with us; see, God [is] witness betwixt me and
  • thee.
  • 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and
  • behold [this] pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and
  • thee;
  • 52 This heap [be] witness, and [this] pillar [be]
  • witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee,
  • and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this
  • pillar unto me, for harm.
  • 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God
  • of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by
  • the fear of his father Isaac.
  • 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and
  • called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat
  • bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
  • 55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed
  • his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban
  • departed, and returned unto his place.

  • Genesis 32

  • 1. And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God
  • met him.
  • 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This [is] God's
  • host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
  • 3. And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his
  • brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
  • 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak
  • unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have
  • sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
  • 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and
  • menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell
  • my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
  • 6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We
  • came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet
  • thee, and four hundred men with him.
  • 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and
  • he divided the people that [was] with him, and the
  • flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
  • 8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and
  • smite it, then the other company which is left shall
  • escape.
  • 9. And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God
  • of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me,
  • Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will
  • deal well with thee:
  • 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies,
  • and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy
  • servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan;
  • and now I am become two bands.
  • 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my
  • brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he
  • will come and smite me, [and] the mother with the
  • children.
  • 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and
  • make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be
  • numbered for multitude.
  • 13. And he lodged there that same night; and took of
  • that which came to his hand a present for Esau his
  • brother;
  • 14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two
  • hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
  • 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine,
  • and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
  • 16 And he delivered [them] into the hand of his
  • servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his
  • servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt
  • drove and drove.
  • 17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau
  • my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose
  • [art] thou? and whither goest thou? and whose [are]
  • these before thee?
  • 18 Then thou shalt say, [They be] thy servant
  • Jacob's; it [is] a present sent unto my lord Esau: and,
  • behold, also he [is] behind us.
  • 19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and
  • all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner
  • shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
  • 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob
  • [is] behind us. For he said, I will appease him with
  • the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will
  • see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.
  • 21 So went the present over before him: and himself
  • lodged that night in the company.
  • 22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives,
  • and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and
  • passed over the ford Jabbok.
  • 23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook,
  • and sent over that he had.
  • 24. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man
  • with him until the breaking of the day.
  • 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him,
  • he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of
  • Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with
  • him.
  • 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And
  • he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
  • 27 And he said unto him, What [is] thy name? And he
  • said, Jacob.
  • 28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more
  • Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with
  • God and with men, and hast prevailed.
  • 29 And Jacob asked [him], and said, Tell [me], I pray
  • thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore [is] it [that]
  • thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
  • 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for
  • I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
  • 31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon
  • him, and he halted upon his thigh.
  • 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not [of] the
  • sinew which shrank, which [is] upon the hollow of the
  • thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of
  • Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. Genesis 33

  • 1. And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and,
  • behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And
  • he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and
  • unto the two handmaids.
  • 2 And he put the handmaids and their children
  • foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel
  • and Joseph hindermost.
  • 3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself
  • to the ground seven times, until he came near to his
  • brother.
  • 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and
  • fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
  • 5. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and
  • the children; and said, Who [are] those with thee? And
  • he said, The children which God hath graciously given
  • thy servant.
  • 6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their
  • children, and they bowed themselves.
  • 7 And Leah also with her children came near, and
  • bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and
  • Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
  • 8 And he said, What [meanest] thou by all this drove
  • which I met? And he said, [These are] to find grace in
  • the sight of my lord.
  • 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that
  • thou hast unto thyself.
  • 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have
  • found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my
  • hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I
  • had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with
  • me.
  • 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].
  • 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us
  • go, and I will go before thee.
  • 13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the
  • children [are] tender, and the flocks and herds with
  • young [are] with me: and if men should overdrive them
  • one day, all the flock will die.
  • 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his
  • servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the
  • cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to
  • endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.
  • 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee [some]
  • of the folk that [are] with me. And he said, What
  • needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
  • 16. So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
  • 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an
  • house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the
  • name of the place is called Succoth.
  • 18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which
  • [is] in the land of Canaan, when he came from
  • Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.
  • 19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had
  • spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor,
  • Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
  • 20 And he erected there an altar, and called it
  • Elelohe-Israel.

  • Genesis 34

  • 1. And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto
  • Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
  • 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite,
  • prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay
  • with her, and defiled her.
  • 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of
  • Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto
  • the damsel.
  • 4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying,
  • Get me this damsel to wife.
  • 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his
  • daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the
  • field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.
  • 6. And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob
  • to commune with him.
  • 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when
  • they heard [it]: and the men were grieved, and they
  • were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel
  • in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not
  • to be done.
  • 8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of
  • my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you
  • give her him to wife.
  • 9 And make ye marriages with us, [and] give your
  • daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
  • 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be
  • before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you
  • possessions therein.
  • 11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her
  • brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye
  • shall say unto me I will give.
  • 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will
  • give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the
  • damsel to wife.
  • 13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor
  • his father deceitfully, and said, because he had
  • defiled Dinah their sister:
  • 14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing,
  • to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for
  • that [were] a reproach unto us:
  • 15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will
  • be as we [be], that every male of you be circumcised;
  • 16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we
  • will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with
  • you, and we will become one people.
  • 17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be
  • circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we
  • will be gone.
  • 18. And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's
  • son.
  • 19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing,
  • because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he
  • [was] more honourable than all the house of his father.
  • 20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate
  • of their city, and communed with the men of their city,
  • saying,
  • 21 These men [are] peaceable with us; therefore let
  • them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the
  • land, behold, [it is] large enough for them; let us
  • take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give
  • them our daughters.
  • 22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to
  • dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us
  • be circumcised, as they [are] circumcised.
  • 23 [Shall] not their cattle and their substance and
  • every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent
  • unto them, and they will dwell with us.
  • 24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened
  • all that went out of the gate of his city; and every
  • male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of
  • his city.
  • 25. And it came to pass on the third day, when they
  • were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and
  • Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and
  • came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
  • 26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the
  • edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's
  • house, and went out.
  • 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled
  • the city, because they had defiled their sister.
  • 28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their
  • asses, and that which [was] in the city, and that which
  • [was] in the field,
  • 29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones,
  • and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all
  • that [was] in the house.
  • 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have
  • troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants
  • of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites:
  • and I [being] few in number, they shall gather
  • themselves together against me, and slay me; and I
  • shall be destroyed, I and my house.
  • 31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as
  • with an harlot? Genesis 35

  • 1. And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel,
  • and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that
  • appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of
  • Esau thy brother.
  • 2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that
  • [were] with him, Put away the strange gods that [are]
  • among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
  • 3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will
  • make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the
  • day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I
  • went.
  • 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which
  • [were] in their hand, and [all their] earrings which
  • [were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak
  • which [was] by Shechem.
  • 5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon
  • the cities that [were] round about them, and they did
  • not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
  • 6. So Jacob came to Luz, which [is] in the land of
  • Canaan, that [is], Bethel, he and all the people that
  • [were] with him.
  • 7 And he built there an altar, and called the place
  • Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he
  • fled from the face of his brother.
  • 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was
  • buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it
  • was called Allonbachuth.
  • 9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out
  • of Padanaram, and blessed him.
  • 10 And God said unto him, Thy name [is] Jacob: thy
  • name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel
  • shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
  • 11 And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty: be
  • fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of
  • nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of
  • thy loins;
  • 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to
  • thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I
  • give the land.
  • 13 And God went up from him in the place where he
  • talked with him.
  • 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he
  • talked with him, [even] a pillar of stone: and he
  • poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil
  • thereon.
  • 15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God
  • spake with him, Bethel.
  • 16. And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but
  • a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed,
  • and she had hard labour.
  • 17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour,
  • that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt
  • have this son also.
  • 18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing,
  • (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his
  • father called him Benjamin.
  • 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to
  • Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem.
  • 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that [is]
  • the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
  • 21. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond
  • the tower of Edar.
  • 22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that
  • land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's
  • concubine: and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob
  • were twelve:
  • 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and
  • Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
  • 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
  • 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan,
  • and Naphtali:
  • 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and
  • Asher: these [are] the sons of Jacob, which were born
  • to him in Padanaram.
  • 27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre,
  • unto the city of Arbah, which [is] Hebron, where
  • Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
  • 28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and
  • fourscore years.
  • 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was
  • gathered unto his people, [being] old and full of days:
  • and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

  • Genesis 36

  • 1. Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is]
  • Edom.
  • 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan;
  • Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah
  • the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
  • 3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of
  • Nebajoth.
  • 4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare
  • Reuel;
  • 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah:
  • these [are] the sons of Esau, which were born unto him
  • in the land of Canaan.
  • 6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his
  • daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his
  • cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance,
  • which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into
  • the country from the face of his brother Jacob.
  • 7 For their riches were more than that they might
  • dwell together; and the land wherein they were
  • strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
  • 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau [is] Edom.
  • 9. And these [are] the generations of Esau the father
  • of the Edomites in mount Seir:
  • 10 These [are] the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the
  • son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of
  • Bashemath the wife of Esau.
  • 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho,
  • and Gatam, and Kenaz.
  • 12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and
  • she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these [were] the sons of
  • Adah Esau's wife.
  • 13 And these [are] the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and
  • Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of
  • Bashemath Esau's wife.
  • 14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the
  • daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife:
  • and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
  • 15 These [were] dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons
  • of Eliphaz the firstborn [son] of Esau; duke Teman,
  • duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
  • 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, [and] duke Amalek: these
  • [are] the dukes [that came] of Eliphaz in the land of
  • Edom; these [were] the sons of Adah.
  • 17 And these [are] the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke
  • Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these
  • [are] the dukes [that came] of Reuel in the land of
  • Edom; these [are] the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
  • 18 And these [are] the sons of Aholibamah Esau's
  • wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these [were]
  • the dukes [that came] of Aholibamah the daughter of
  • Anah, Esau's wife.
  • 19 These [are] the sons of Esau, who [is] Edom, and
  • these [are] their dukes.
  • 20. These [are] the sons of Seir the Horite, who
  • inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and
  • Anah,
  • 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these [are] the
  • dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land
  • of Edom.
  • 22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and
  • Lotan's sister [was] Timna.
  • 23 And the children of Shobal [were] these; Alvan,
  • and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
  • 24 And these [are] the children of Zibeon; both Ajah,
  • and Anah: this [was that] Anah that found the mules in
  • the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his
  • father.
  • 25 And the children of Anah [were] these; Dishon, and
  • Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
  • 26 And these [are] the children of Dishon; Hemdan,
  • and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
  • 27 The children of Ezer [are] these; Bilhan, and
  • Zaavan, and Akan.
  • 28 The children of Dishan [are] these; Uz, and Aran.
  • 29 These [are] the dukes [that came] of the Horites;
  • duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
  • 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these [are]
  • the dukes [that came] of Hori, among their dukes in the
  • land of Seir.
  • 31. And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land
  • of Edom, before there reigned any king over the
  • children of Israel.
  • 32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the
  • name of his city [was] Dinhabah.
  • 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of
  • Bozrah reigned in his stead.
  • 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani
  • reigned in his stead.
  • 35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who
  • smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his
  • stead: and the name of his city [was] Avith.
  • 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in
  • his stead.
  • 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth [by] the
  • river reigned in his stead.
  • 38 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor
  • reigned in his stead.
  • 39 And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar
  • reigned in his stead: and the name of his city [was]
  • Pau; and his wife's name [was] Mehetabel, the daughter
  • of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
  • 40 And these [are] the names of the dukes [that came]
  • of Esau, according to their families, after their
  • places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke
  • Jetheth,
  • 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
  • 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
  • 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these [be] the dukes of
  • Edom, according to their habitations in the land of
  • their possession: he [is] Esau the father of the
  • Edomites.

  • Genesis 37

  • 1. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was
  • a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
  • 2 These [are] the generations of Jacob. Joseph,
  • [being] seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with
  • his brethren; and the lad [was] with the sons of
  • Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's
  • wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil
  • report.
  • 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children,
  • because he [was] the son of his old age: and he made
  • him a coat of [many] colours.
  • 4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved
  • him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and
  • could not speak peaceably unto him.
  • 5. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his
  • brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
  • 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream
  • which I have dreamed:
  • 7 For, behold, we [were] binding sheaves in the
  • field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright;
  • and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made
  • obeisance to my sheaf.
  • 8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed
  • reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over
  • us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and
  • for his words.
  • 9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his
  • brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream
  • more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven
  • stars made obeisance to me.
  • 10 And he told [it] to his father, and to his
  • brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto
  • him, What [is] this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall
  • I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow
  • down ourselves to thee to the earth?
  • 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father
  • observed the saying.
  • 12. And his brethren went to feed their father's flock
  • in Shechem.
  • 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren
  • feed [the flock] in Shechem? come, and I will send thee
  • unto them. And he said to him, Here [am I].
  • 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether
  • it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks;
  • and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale
  • of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
  • 15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, [he was]
  • wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying,
  • What seekest thou?
  • 16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray
  • thee, where they feed [their flocks].
  • 17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I
  • heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went
  • after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
  • 18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he
  • came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay
  • him.
  • 19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer
  • cometh.
  • 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast
  • him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast
  • hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of
  • his dreams.
  • 21 And Reuben heard [it], and he delivered him out of
  • their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
  • 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, [but]
  • cast him into this pit that [is] in the wilderness, and
  • lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of
  • their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
  • 23. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his
  • brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat,
  • [his] coat of [many] colours that [was] on him;
  • 24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and
  • the pit [was] empty, [there was] no water in it.
  • 25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up
  • their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of
  • Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing
  • spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry [it] down to
  • Egypt.
  • 26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit [is
  • it] if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
  • 27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and
  • let not our hand be upon him; for he [is] our brother
  • [and] our flesh. And his brethren were content.
  • 28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and
  • they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold
  • Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty [pieces] of
  • silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
  • 29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold,
  • Joseph [was] not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
  • 30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The
  • child [is] not; and I, whither shall I go?
  • 31. And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of
  • the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
  • 32 And they sent the coat of [many] colours, and they
  • brought [it] to their father; and said, This have we
  • found: know now whether it [be] thy son's coat or no.
  • 33 And he knew it, and said, [It is] my son's coat;
  • an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without
  • doubt rent in pieces.
  • 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon
  • his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
  • 35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to
  • comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he
  • said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son
  • mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
  • 36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto
  • Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, [and] captain of the
  • guard.

  • Genesis 38

  • 1. And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went
  • down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain
  • Adullamite, whose name [was] Hirah.
  • 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain
  • Canaanite, whose name [was] Shuah; and he took her, and
  • went in unto her.
  • 3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called
  • his name Er.
  • 4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she
  • called his name Onan.
  • 5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and
  • called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she
  • bare him.
  • 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose
  • name [was] Tamar.
  • 7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight
  • of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
  • 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's
  • wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
  • 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and
  • it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's
  • wife, that he spilled [it] on the ground, lest that he
  • should give seed to his brother.
  • 10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD:
  • wherefore he slew him also.
  • 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law,
  • Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my
  • son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die
  • also, as his brethren [did]. And Tamar went and dwelt
  • in her father's house.
  • 12. And in process of time the daughter of Shuah
  • Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up
  • unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend
  • Hirah the Adullamite.
  • 13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father
  • in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
  • 14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and
  • covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat
  • in an open place, which [is] by the way to Timnath; for
  • she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given
  • unto him to wife.
  • 15 When Judah saw her, he thought her [to be] an
  • harlot; because she had covered her face.
  • 16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go
  • to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew
  • not that she [was] his daughter in law.) And she said,
  • What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto
  • me?
  • 17 And he said, I will send [thee] a kid from the
  • flock. And she said, Wilt thou give [me] a pledge, till
  • thou send [it]?
  • 18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And
  • she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff
  • that [is] in thine hand. And he gave [it] her, and came
  • in unto her, and she conceived by him.
  • 19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail
  • from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
  • 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend
  • the Adullamite, to receive [his] pledge from the
  • woman's hand: but he found her not.
  • 21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where
  • [is] the harlot, that [was] openly by the way side? And
  • they said, There was no harlot in this [place].
  • 22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find
  • her; and also the men of the place said, [that] there
  • was no harlot in this [place].
  • 23 And Judah said, Let her take [it] to her, lest we
  • be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not
  • found her.
  • 24. And it came to pass about three months after, that
  • it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law
  • hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she [is] with
  • child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and
  • let her be burnt.
  • 25 When she [was] brought forth, she sent to her
  • father in law, saying, By the man, whose these [are,
  • am] I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee,
  • whose [are] these, the signet, and bracelets, and
  • staff.
  • 26 And Judah acknowledged [them], and said, She hath
  • been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not
  • to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
  • 27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail,
  • that, behold, twins [were] in her womb.
  • 28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that [the
  • one] put out [his] hand: and the midwife took and bound
  • upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out
  • first.
  • 29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand,
  • that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How
  • hast thou broken forth? [this] breach [be] upon thee:
  • therefore his name was called Pharez.
  • 30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the
  • scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called
  • Zarah.

  • Genesis 39

  • 1. And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar,
  • an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an
  • Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites,
  • which had brought him down thither.
  • 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a
  • prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master
  • the Egyptian.
  • 3 And his master saw that the LORD [was] with him,
  • and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in
  • his hand.
  • 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served
  • him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all
  • [that] he had he put into his hand.
  • 5 And it came to pass from the time [that] he had
  • made him overseer in his house, and over all that he
  • had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for
  • Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon
  • all that he had in the house, and in the field.
  • 6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and
  • he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did
  • eat. And Joseph was [a] goodly [person], and well
  • favoured.
  • 7. And it came to pass after these things, that his
  • master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said,
  • Lie with me.
  • 8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife,
  • Behold, my master wotteth not what [is] with me in the
  • house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my
  • hand;
  • 9 [There is] none greater in this house than I;
  • neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee,
  • because thou [art] his wife: how then can I do this
  • great wickedness, and sin against God?
  • 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by
  • day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her,
  • [or] to be with her.
  • 11 And it came to pass about this time, that [Joseph]
  • went into the house to do his business; and [there was]
  • none of the men of the house there within.
  • 12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie
  • with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled,
  • and got him out.
  • 13. And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left
  • his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
  • 14 That she called unto the men of her house, and
  • spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an
  • Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie
  • with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
  • 15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted
  • up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with
  • me, and fled, and got him out.
  • 16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord
  • came home.
  • 17 And she spake unto him according to these words,
  • saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought
  • unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
  • 18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and
  • cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
  • 19. And it came to pass, when his master heard the
  • words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying,
  • After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath
  • was kindled.
  • 20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the
  • prison, a place where the king's prisoners [were]
  • bound: and he was there in the prison.
  • 21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him
  • mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper
  • of the prison.
  • 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's
  • hand all the prisoners that [were] in the prison; and
  • whatsoever they did there, he was the doer [of it].
  • 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing
  • [that was] under his hand; because the LORD was with
  • him, and [that] which he did, the LORD made [it] to
  • prosper.

  • Genesis 40

  • 1. And it came to pass after these things, [that] the
  • butler of the king of Egypt and [his] baker had
  • offended their lord the king of Egypt.
  • 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two [of] his
  • officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against
  • the chief of the bakers.
  • 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain
  • of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph
  • [was] bound.
  • 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with
  • them, and he served them: and they continued a season
  • in ward.
  • 5. And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his
  • dream in one night, each man according to the
  • interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker
  • of the king of Egypt, which [were] bound in the prison.
  • 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and
  • looked upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad.
  • 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that [were] with
  • him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore
  • look ye [so] sadly to day?
  • 8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream,
  • and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Joseph said
  • unto them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to God?
  • tell me [them], I pray you.
  • 9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and
  • said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine [was] before
  • me;
  • 10 And in the vine [were] three branches: and it
  • [was] as though it budded, [and] her blossoms shot
  • forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe
  • grapes:
  • 11 And Pharaoh's cup [was] in my hand: and I took the
  • grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave
  • the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
  • 12 And Joseph said unto him, This [is] the
  • interpretation of it: The three branches [are] three
  • days:
  • 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine
  • head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt
  • deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former
  • manner when thou wast his butler.
  • 14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee,
  • and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make
  • mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this
  • house:
  • 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of
  • the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that
  • they should put me into the dungeon.
  • 16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation
  • was good, he said unto Joseph, I also [was] in my
  • dream, and, behold, [I had] three white baskets on my
  • head:
  • 17 And in the uppermost basket [there was] of all
  • manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat
  • them out of the basket upon my head.
  • 18 And Joseph answered and said, This [is] the
  • interpretation thereof: The three baskets [are] three
  • days:
  • 19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy
  • head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and
  • the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
  • 20. And it came to pass the third day, [which was]
  • Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his
  • servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler
  • and of the chief baker among his servants.
  • 21 And he restored the chief butler unto his
  • butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's
  • hand:
  • 22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had
  • interpreted to them.
  • 23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but
  • forgat him.

  • Genesis 41

  • 1. And it came to pass at the end of two full years,
  • that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the
  • river.
  • 2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
  • well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a
  • meadow.
  • 3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them
  • out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and
  • stood by the [other] kine upon the brink of the river.
  • 4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat
  • up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh
  • awoke.
  • 5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and,
  • behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank
  • and good.
  • 6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the
  • east wind sprung up after them.
  • 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and
  • full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, [it was] a
  • dream.
  • 8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit
  • was troubled; and he sent and called for all the
  • magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and
  • Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there was] none that
  • could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
  • 9. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I
  • do remember my faults this day:
  • 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in
  • ward in the captain of the guard's house, [both] me and
  • the chief baker:
  • 11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we
  • dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his
  • dream.
  • 12 And [there was] there with us a young man, an
  • Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we
  • told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each
  • man according to his dream he did interpret.
  • 13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so
  • it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he
  • hanged.
  • 14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they
  • brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved
  • [himself], and changed his raiment, and came in unto
  • Pharaoh.
  • 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a
  • dream, and [there is] none that can interpret it: and I
  • have heard say of thee, [that] thou canst understand a
  • dream to interpret it.
  • 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not
  • in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
  • 17. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold,
  • I stood upon the bank of the river:
  • 18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
  • kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a
  • meadow:
  • 19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them,
  • poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I
  • never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
  • 20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up
  • the first seven fat kine:
  • 21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be
  • known that they had eaten them; but they [were] still
  • ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
  • 22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears
  • came up in one stalk, full and good:
  • 23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, [and]
  • blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
  • 24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears:
  • and I told [this] unto the magicians; but [there was]
  • none that could declare [it] to me.
  • 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh
  • [is] one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is] about to
  • do.
  • 26 The seven good kine [are] seven years; and the
  • seven good ears [are] seven years: the dream [is] one.
  • 27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came
  • up after them [are] seven years; and the seven empty
  • ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of
  • famine.
  • 28 This [is] the thing which I have spoken unto
  • Pharaoh: What God [is] about to do he sheweth unto
  • Pharaoh.
  • 29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty
  • throughout all the land of Egypt:
  • 30 And there shall arise after them seven years of
  • famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the
  • land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
  • 31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by
  • reason of that famine following; for it [shall be] very
  • grievous.
  • 32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh
  • twice; [it is] because the thing [is] established by
  • God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
  • 33. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet
  • and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
  • 34 Let Pharaoh do [this], and let him appoint
  • officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of
  • the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
  • 35 And let them gather all the food of those good
  • years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of
  • Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
  • 36 And that food shall be for store to the land
  • against the seven years of famine, which shall be in
  • the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the
  • famine.
  • 37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and
  • in the eyes of all his servants.
  • 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find
  • [such a one] as this [is], a man in whom the Spirit of
  • God [is]?
  • 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God
  • hath shewed thee all this, [there is] none so discreet
  • and wise as thou [art]:
  • 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto
  • thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the
  • throne will I be greater than thou.
  • 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee
  • over all the land of Egypt.
  • 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and
  • put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures
  • of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
  • 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot
  • which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee:
  • and he made him [ruler] over all the land of Egypt.
  • 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I [am] Pharaoh, and
  • without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in
  • all the land of Egypt.
  • 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah;
  • and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of
  • Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over [all]
  • the land of Egypt.
  • 46. And Joseph [was] thirty years old when he stood
  • before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from
  • the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the
  • land of Egypt.
  • 47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought
  • forth by handfuls.
  • 48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven
  • years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the
  • food in the cities: the food of the field, which [was]
  • round about every city, laid he up in the same.
  • 49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea,
  • very much, until he left numbering; for [it was]
  • without number.
  • 50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the
  • years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of
  • Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
  • 51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn
  • Manasseh: For God, [said he], hath made me forget all
  • my toil, and all my father's house.
  • 52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For
  • God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my
  • affliction.
  • 53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in
  • the land of Egypt, were ended.
  • 54 And the seven years of dearth began to come,
  • according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all
  • lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
  • 55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the
  • people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said
  • unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith
  • to you, do.
  • 56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth:
  • And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto
  • the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of
  • Egypt.
  • 57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to
  • buy [corn]; because that the famine was [so] sore in
  • all lands.

  • Genesis 42

  • 1. Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt,
  • Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon
  • another?
  • 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is
  • corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us
  • from thence; that we may live, and not die.
  • 3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in
  • Egypt.
  • 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with
  • his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief
  • befall him.
  • 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy [corn] among
  • those that came: for the famine was in the land of
  • Canaan.
  • 6 And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and]
  • he [it was] that sold to all the people of the land:
  • and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves
  • before him [with] their faces to the earth.
  • 7. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but
  • made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto
  • them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they
  • said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
  • 8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not
  • him.
  • 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed
  • of them, and said unto them, Ye [are] spies; to see the
  • nakedness of the land ye are come.
  • 10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy
  • food are thy servants come.
  • 11 We [are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men],
  • thy servants are no spies.
  • 12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the
  • nakedness of the land ye are come.
  • 13 And they said, Thy servants [are] twelve brethren,
  • the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold,
  • the youngest [is] this day with our father, and one
  • [is] not.
  • 14 And Joseph said unto them, That [is it] that I
  • spake unto you, saying, Ye [are] spies:
  • 15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh
  • ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest
  • brother come hither.
  • 16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother,
  • and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be
  • proved, whether [there be any] truth in you: or else by
  • the life of Pharaoh surely ye [are] spies.
  • 17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
  • 18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do,
  • and live; [for] I fear God:
  • 19 If ye [be] true [men], let one of your brethren be
  • bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn
  • for the famine of your houses:
  • 20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall
  • your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they
  • did so.
  • 21. And they said one to another, We [are] verily
  • guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the
  • anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would
  • not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
  • 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto
  • you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would
  • not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is
  • required.
  • 23 And they knew not that Joseph understood [them];
  • for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
  • 24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept;
  • and returned to them again, and communed with them, and
  • took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
  • 25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with
  • corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack,
  • and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he
  • unto them.
  • 26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and
  • departed thence.
  • 27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass
  • provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold,
  • it [was] in his sack's mouth.
  • 28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is
  • restored; and, lo, [it is] even in my sack: and their
  • heart failed [them], and they were afraid, saying one
  • to another, What [is] this [that] God hath done unto
  • us?
  • 29. And they came unto Jacob their father unto the
  • land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them;
  • saying,
  • 30 The man, [who is] the lord of the land, spake
  • roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
  • 31 And we said unto him, We [are] true [men]; we are
  • no spies:
  • 32 We [be] twelve brethren, sons of our father; one
  • [is] not, and the youngest [is] this day with our
  • father in the land of Canaan.
  • 33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto
  • us, Hereby shall I know that ye [are] true [men]; leave
  • one of your brethren [here] with me, and take [food
  • for] the famine of your households, and be gone:
  • 34 And bring your youngest brother unto me: then
  • shall I know that ye [are] no spies, but [that] ye
  • [are] true [men: so] will I deliver you your brother,
  • and ye shall traffick in the land.
  • 35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks,
  • that, behold, every man's bundle of money [was] in his
  • sack: and when [both] they and their father saw the
  • bundles of money, they were afraid.
  • 36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye
  • bereaved [of my children]: Joseph [is] not, and Simeon
  • [is] not, and ye will take Benjamin [away]: all these
  • things are against me.
  • 37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my
  • two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into
  • my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
  • 38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you;
  • for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if
  • mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then
  • shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the
  • grave.

  • Genesis 43

  • 1. And the famine [was] sore in the land.
  • 2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the
  • corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father
  • said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
  • 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did
  • solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my
  • face, except your brother [be] with you.
  • 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go
  • down and buy thee food:
  • 5 But if thou wilt not send [him], we will not go
  • down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my
  • face, except your brother [be] with you.
  • 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye [so] ill with
  • me, [as] to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
  • 7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our
  • state, and of our kindred, saying, [Is] your father yet
  • alive? have ye [another] brother? and we told him
  • according to the tenor of these words: could we
  • certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother
  • down?
  • 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad
  • with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live,
  • and not die, both we, and thou, [and] also our little
  • ones.
  • 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou
  • require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him
  • before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
  • 10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had
  • returned this second time.
  • 11. And their father Israel said unto them, If [it
  • must be] so now, do this; take of the best fruits in
  • the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a
  • present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and
  • myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
  • 12 And take double money in your hand; and the money
  • that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks,
  • carry [it] again in your hand; peradventure it [was] an
  • oversight:
  • 13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto
  • the man:
  • 14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man,
  • that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin.
  • If I be bereaved [of my children], I am bereaved.
  • 15. And the men took that present, and they took
  • double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up,
  • and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
  • 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to
  • the ruler of his house, Bring [these] men home, and
  • slay, and make ready; for [these] men shall dine with
  • me at noon.
  • 17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man
  • brought the men into Joseph's house.
  • 18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought
  • into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the
  • money that was returned in our sacks at the first time
  • are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against
  • us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our
  • asses.
  • 19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's
  • house, and they communed with him at the door of the
  • house,
  • 20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first
  • time to buy food:
  • 21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that
  • we opened our sacks, and, behold, [every] man's money
  • [was] in the mouth of his sack, our money in full
  • weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
  • 22 And other money have we brought down in our hands
  • to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our
  • sacks.
  • 23 And he said, Peace [be] to you, fear not: your
  • God, and the God of your father, hath given you
  • treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he
  • brought Simeon out unto them.
  • 24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house,
  • and gave [them] water, and they washed their feet; and
  • he gave their asses provender.
  • 25 And they made ready the present against Joseph
  • came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread
  • there.
  • 26. And when Joseph came home, they brought him the
  • present which [was] in their hand into the house, and
  • bowed themselves to him to the earth.
  • 27 And he asked them of [their] welfare, and said,
  • [Is] your father well, the old man of whom ye spake?
  • [Is] he yet alive?
  • 28 And they answered, Thy servant our father [is] in
  • good health, he [is] yet alive. And they bowed down
  • their heads, and made obeisance.
  • 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother
  • Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, [Is] this your
  • younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said,
  • God be gracious unto thee, my son.
  • 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn
  • upon his brother: and he sought [where] to weep; and he
  • entered into [his] chamber, and wept there.
  • 31 And he washed his face, and went out, and
  • refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
  • 32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them
  • by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat
  • with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might
  • not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that [is] an
  • abomination unto the Egyptians.
  • 33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according
  • to his birthright, and the youngest according to his
  • youth: and the men marvelled one at another.
  • 34 And he took [and sent] messes unto them from
  • before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much
  • as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with
  • him.

  • Genesis 44

  • 1. And he commanded the steward of his house, saying,
  • Fill the men's sacks [with] food, as much as they can
  • carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.
  • 2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth
  • of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did
  • according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
  • 3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent
  • away, they and their asses.
  • 4 [And] when they were gone out of the city, [and]
  • not [yet] far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up,
  • follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them,
  • say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for
  • good?
  • 5 [Is] not this [it] in which my lord drinketh, and
  • whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so
  • doing.
  • 6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these
  • same words.
  • 7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord
  • these words? God forbid that thy servants should do
  • according to this thing:
  • 8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks'
  • mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of
  • Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's
  • house silver or gold?
  • 9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both
  • let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
  • 10 And he said, Now also [let] it [be] according unto
  • your words: he with whom it is found shall be my
  • servant; and ye shall be blameless.
  • 11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to
  • the ground, and opened every man his sack.
  • 12 And he searched, [and] began at the eldest, and
  • left at the youngest: and the cup was found in
  • Benjamin's sack.
  • 13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man
  • his ass, and returned to the city.
  • 14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house;
  • for he [was] yet there: and they fell before him on the
  • ground.
  • 15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed [is] this
  • that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can
  • certainly divine?
  • 16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord?
  • what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves?
  • God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants:
  • behold, we [are] my lord's servants, both we, and [he]
  • also with whom the cup is found.
  • 17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: [but]
  • the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my
  • servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your
  • father.
  • 18. Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my
  • lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my
  • lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy
  • servant: for thou [art] even as Pharaoh.
  • 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a
  • father, or a brother?
  • 20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old
  • man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his
  • brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother,
  • and his father loveth him.
  • 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down
  • unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.
  • 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his
  • father: for [if] he should leave his father, [his
  • father] would die.
  • 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your
  • youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my
  • face no more.
  • 24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy
  • servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
  • 25 And our father said, Go again, [and] buy us a
  • little food.
  • 26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest
  • brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may
  • not see the man's face, except our youngest brother
  • [be] with us.
  • 27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know
  • that my wife bare me two [sons]:
  • 28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely
  • he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:
  • 29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief
  • befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with
  • sorrow to the grave.
  • 30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my
  • father, and the lad [be] not with us; seeing that his
  • life is bound up in the lad's life;
  • 31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad
  • [is] not [with us], that he will die: and thy servants
  • shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our
  • father with sorrow to the grave.
  • 32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my
  • father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I
  • shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
  • 33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide
  • instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the
  • lad go up with his brethren.
  • 34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad
  • [be] not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that
  • shall come on my father.

  • Genesis 45

  • 1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all
  • them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man
  • to go out from me. And there stood no man with him,
  • while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
  • 2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house
  • of Pharaoh heard.
  • 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I [am] Joseph;
  • doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not
  • answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
  • 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me,
  • I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I [am]
  • Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
  • 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with
  • yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me
  • before you to preserve life.
  • 6 For these two years [hath] the famine [been] in the
  • land: and yet [there are] five years, in the which
  • [there shall] neither [be] earing nor harvest.
  • 7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a
  • posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a
  • great deliverance.
  • 8 So now [it was] not you [that] sent me hither, but
  • God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord
  • of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land
  • of Egypt.
  • 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him,
  • Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all
  • Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
  • 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and
  • thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and
  • thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds,
  • and all that thou hast:
  • 11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet [there are]
  • five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and
  • all that thou hast, come to poverty.
  • 12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my
  • brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh
  • unto you.
  • 13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in
  • Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste
  • and bring down my father hither.
  • 14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and
  • wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
  • 15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon
  • them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
  • 16. And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house,
  • saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased
  • Pharaoh well, and his servants.
  • 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy
  • brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you
  • unto the land of Canaan;
  • 18 And take your father and your households, and come
  • unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of
  • Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
  • 19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you
  • wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones,
  • and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
  • 20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all
  • the land of Egypt [is] yours.
  • 21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave
  • them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh,
  • and gave them provision for the way.
  • 22 To all of them he gave each man changes of
  • raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred [pieces]
  • of silver, and five changes of raiment.
  • 23 And to his father he sent after this [manner]; ten
  • asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she
  • asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father
  • by the way.
  • 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed:
  • and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the
  • way.
  • 25. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the
  • land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
  • 26 And told him, saying, Joseph [is] yet alive, and
  • he [is] governor over all the land of Egypt. And
  • Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
  • 27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which
  • he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which
  • Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their
  • father revived:
  • 28 And Israel said, [It is] enough; Joseph my son
  • [is] yet alive: I will go and see him before I die. Genesis 46

  • 1. And Israel took his journey with all that he had,
  • and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the
  • God of his father Isaac.
  • 2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the
  • night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here [am]
  • I.
  • 3 And he said, I [am] God, the God of thy father:
  • fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make
  • of thee a great nation:
  • 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will
  • also surely bring thee up [again]: and Joseph shall put
  • his hand upon thine eyes.
  • 5. And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of
  • Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little
  • ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had
  • sent to carry him.
  • 6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which
  • they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into
  • Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
  • 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his
  • daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed
  • brought he with him into Egypt.
  • 8 And these [are] the names of the children of
  • Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons:
  • Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
  • 9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and
  • Hezron, and Carmi.
  • 10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and
  • Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a
  • Canaanitish woman.
  • 11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
  • 12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah,
  • and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land
  • of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and
  • Hamul.
  • 13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and
  • Job, and Shimron.
  • 14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and
  • Jahleel.
  • 15 These [be] the sons of Leah, which she bare unto
  • Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the
  • souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty and
  • three.
  • 16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni,
  • and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
  • 17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and
  • Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons
  • of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
  • 18 These [are] the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to
  • Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob,
  • [even] sixteen souls.
  • 19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and
  • Benjamin.
  • 20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born
  • Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of
  • Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
  • 21 And the sons of Benjamin [were] Belah, and Becher,
  • and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim,
  • and Huppim, and Ard.
  • 22 These [are] the sons of Rachel, which were born to
  • Jacob: all the souls [were] fourteen.
  • 23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
  • 24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and
  • Jezer, and Shillem.
  • 25 These [are] the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave
  • unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto
  • Jacob: all the souls [were] seven.
  • 26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt,
  • which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons'
  • wives, all the souls [were] threescore and six;
  • 27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in
  • Egypt, [were] two souls: all the souls of the house of
  • Jacob, which came into Egypt, [were] threescore and
  • ten.
  • 28. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to
  • direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the
  • land of Goshen.
  • 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to
  • meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented
  • himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on
  • his neck a good while.
  • 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since
  • I have seen thy face, because thou [art] yet alive.
  • 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his
  • father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say
  • unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which
  • [were] in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;
  • 32 And the men [are] shepherds, for their trade hath
  • been to feed cattle; and they have brought their
  • flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
  • 33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call
  • you, and shall say, What [is] your occupation?
  • 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been
  • about cattle from our youth even until now, both we,
  • [and] also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land
  • of Goshen; for every shepherd [is] an abomination unto
  • the Egyptians.

  • Genesis 47

  • 1. Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My
  • father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their
  • herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land
  • of Canaan; and, behold, they [are] in the land of
  • Goshen.
  • 2 And he took some of his brethren, [even] five men,
  • and presented them unto Pharaoh.
  • 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What [is] your
  • occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants
  • [are] shepherds, both we, [and] also our fathers.
  • 4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in
  • the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture
  • for their flocks; for the famine [is] sore in the land
  • of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy
  • servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
  • 5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father
  • and thy brethren are come unto thee:
  • 6 The land of Egypt [is] before thee; in the best of
  • the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the
  • land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest
  • [any] men of activity among them, then make them rulers
  • over my cattle.
  • 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him
  • before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
  • 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old [art] thou?
  • 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years
  • of my pilgrimage [are] an hundred and thirty years: few
  • and evil have the days of the years of my life been,
  • and have not attained unto the days of the years of the
  • life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
  • 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from
  • before Pharaoh.
  • 11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and
  • gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the
  • best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh
  • had commanded.
  • 12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren,
  • and all his father's household, with bread, according
  • to [their] families.
  • 13. And [there was] no bread in all the land; for the
  • famine [was] very sore, so that the land of Egypt and
  • [all] the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the
  • famine.
  • 14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was
  • found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan,
  • for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the
  • money into Pharaoh's house.
  • 15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in
  • the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph,
  • and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy
  • presence? for the money faileth.
  • 16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give
  • you for your cattle, if money fail.
  • 17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and
  • Joseph gave them bread [in exchange] for horses, and
  • for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and
  • for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their
  • cattle for that year.
  • 18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the
  • second year, and said unto him, We will not hide [it]
  • from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also
  • hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in
  • the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
  • 19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we
  • and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and
  • our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give [us]
  • seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be
  • not desolate.
  • 20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for
  • Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field,
  • because the famine prevailed over them: so the land
  • became Pharaoh's.
  • 21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities
  • from [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the
  • [other] end thereof.
  • 22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for
  • the priests had a portion [assigned them] of Pharaoh,
  • and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them:
  • wherefore they sold not their lands.
  • 23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have
  • bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo,
  • [here is] seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
  • 24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye
  • shall give the fifth [part] unto Pharaoh, and four
  • parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for
  • your food, and for them of your households, and for
  • food for your little ones.
  • 25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us
  • find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be
  • Pharaoh's servants.
  • 26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt
  • unto this day, [that] Pharaoh should have the fifth
  • [part]; except the land of the priests only, [which]
  • became not Pharaoh's.
  • 27. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the
  • country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein,
  • and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
  • 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen
  • years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty
  • and seven years.
  • 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and
  • he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I
  • have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy
  • hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me;
  • bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
  • 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt
  • carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their
  • buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
  • 31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him.
  • And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

  • Genesis 48

  • 1. And it came to pass after these things, that [one]
  • told Joseph, Behold, thy father [is] sick: and he took
  • with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
  • 2 And [one] told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son
  • Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened
  • himself, and sat upon the bed.
  • 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared
  • unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
  • 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee
  • fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a
  • multitude of people; and will give this land to thy
  • seed after thee [for] an everlasting possession.
  • 5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which
  • were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came
  • unto thee into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon,
  • they shall be mine.
  • 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them,
  • shall be thine, [and] shall be called after the name of
  • their brethren in their inheritance.
  • 7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died
  • by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet [there
  • was] but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I
  • buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same [is]
  • Bethlehem.
  • 8. And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who
  • [are] these?
  • 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They [are] my
  • sons, whom God hath given me in this [place]. And he
  • said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will
  • bless them.
  • 10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, [so that]
  • he could not see. And he brought them near unto him;
  • and he kissed them, and embraced them.
  • 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to
  • see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy
  • seed.
  • 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his
  • knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
  • 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right
  • hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his
  • left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought
  • [them] near unto him.
  • 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid
  • [it] upon Ephraim's head, who [was] the younger, and
  • his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands
  • wittingly; for Manasseh [was] the firstborn.
  • 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom
  • my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which
  • fed me all my life long unto this day,
  • 16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless
  • the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the
  • name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow
  • into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
  • 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right
  • hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and
  • he held up his father's hand, to remove it from
  • Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
  • 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my
  • father: for this [is] the firstborn; put thy right hand
  • upon his head.
  • 19 And his father refused, and said, I know [it], my
  • son, I know [it]: he also shall become a people, and he
  • also shall be great: but truly his younger brother
  • shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a
  • multitude of nations.
  • 20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee
  • shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim
  • and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
  • 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but
  • God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the
  • land of your fathers.
  • 22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above
  • thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the
  • Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

  • Genesis 49

  • 1. And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather
  • yourselves together, that I may tell you [that] which
  • shall befall you in the last days.
  • 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of
  • Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
  • 3 Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the
  • beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity,
  • and the excellency of power:
  • 4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because
  • thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst
  • thou [it]: he went up to my couch.
  • 5. Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of
  • cruelty [are in] their habitations.
  • 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto
  • their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in
  • their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they
  • digged down a wall.
  • 7 Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and
  • their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in
  • Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
  • 8. Judah, thou [art he] whom thy brethren shall
  • praise: thy hand [shall be] in the neck of thine
  • enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before
  • thee.
  • 9 Judah [is] a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son,
  • thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a
  • lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
  • 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a
  • lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and
  • unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].
  • 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt
  • unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine,
  • and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
  • 12 His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth
  • white with milk.
  • 13. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and
  • he [shall be] for an haven of ships; and his border
  • [shall be] unto Zidon.
  • 14 Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between
  • two burdens:
  • 15 And he saw that rest [was] good, and the land that
  • [it was] pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and
  • became a servant unto tribute.
  • 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes
  • of Israel.
  • 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the
  • path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider
  • shall fall backward.
  • 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
  • 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall
  • overcome at the last.
  • 20 Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he
  • shall yield royal dainties.
  • 21 Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he giveth goodly
  • words.
  • 22. Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful
  • bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall:
  • 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at
  • him], and hated him:
  • 24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his
  • hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty [God]
  • of Jacob; (from thence [is] the shepherd, the stone of
  • Israel:)
  • 25 [Even] by the God of thy father, who shall help
  • thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with
  • blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that
  • lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
  • 26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above
  • the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound
  • of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of
  • Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was
  • separate from his brethren.
  • 27 Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning
  • he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide
  • the spoil.
  • 28. All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel: and
  • this [is it] that their father spake unto them, and
  • blessed them; every one according to his blessing he
  • blessed them.
  • 29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to
  • be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in
  • the cave that [is] in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
  • 30 In the cave that [is] in the field of Machpelah,
  • which [is] before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which
  • Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for
  • a possession of a buryingplace.
  • 31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife;
  • there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there
  • I buried Leah.
  • 32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that
  • [is] therein [was] from the children of Heth.
  • 33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his
  • sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded
  • up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. Genesis 50

  • 1. And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept
  • upon him, and kissed him.
  • 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to
  • embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
  • 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are
  • fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the
  • Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
  • 4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph
  • spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have
  • found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the
  • ears of Pharaoh, saying,
  • 5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my
  • grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan,
  • there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I
  • pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
  • 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father,
  • according as he made thee swear.
  • 7. And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him
  • went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his
  • house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
  • 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and
  • his father's house: only their little ones, and their
  • flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of
  • Goshen.
  • 9 And there went up with him both chariots and
  • horsemen: and it was a very great company.
  • 10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which
  • [is] beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great
  • and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for
  • his father seven days.
  • 11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the
  • Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they
  • said, This [is] a grievous mourning to the Egyptians:
  • wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which
  • [is] beyond Jordan.
  • 12 And his sons did unto him according as he
  • commanded them:
  • 13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan,
  • and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah,
  • which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of
  • a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
  • 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his
  • brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his
  • father, after he had buried his father.
  • 15. And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father
  • was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us,
  • and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did
  • unto him.
  • 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy
  • father did command before he died, saying,
  • 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee
  • now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for
  • they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive
  • the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father.
  • And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
  • 18 And his brethren also went and fell down before
  • his face; and they said, Behold, we [be] thy servants.
  • 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in
  • the place of God?
  • 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but]
  • God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as [it is]
  • this day, to save much people alive.
  • 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and
  • your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake
  • kindly unto them.
  • 22. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's
  • house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
  • 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third
  • [generation]: the children also of Machir the son of
  • Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
  • 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God
  • will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land
  • unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and
  • to Jacob.
  • 25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel,
  • saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry
  • up my bones from hence.
  • 26 So Joseph died, [being] an hundred and ten years
  • old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin
  • in Egypt.
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