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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 i 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.

Ps. 72.17. h c.22. 16.

i c.20.2,13.

j Pr.29.25.

k c.20.9.


m found.

n went go-


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?


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28 And they said, a We saw certainly that the 1 P 105.15. 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.

oor, hus


p Ec.4.4.



ti. e. ha-


Ia. 41. 10.

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

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.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how uie. room. away, and they departed from him in peace. 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 lain 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.

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33 And he called it f Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. 34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath 1 the daughter of Elon the Hittite:


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ND 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

15 For all the wells which his father's ser-ge
vants had digged in the days of Abraham his the oath.
father, the Philistines had stopped them, and A. M. 208. him, Behold, here am I.
filled them with earth.

16 And Abimelech said unto Issac, 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 fa-
ther had called them.

19 And Issac'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.

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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,

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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 imej 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

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19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first-born; " 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.

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21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel P 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.

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i c.9.25.
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2 Sa. 14.9.
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m 1 KL. 13.
18; 14.2
Is. 28. 15.
Zec. 13.4.

n Ex. 20.7.
Job 13.7.

o before me.

p ver. 12.

9 ver. 16.

r 2 Sa. 14.5. Pr. 13. 19, 22. Ep.4.

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28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of fatness. heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:


Pa. 60.9, 10. Ob. 18..20.

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35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtlety, 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?

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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 2 Ch.21.8. land, what good shall my life do me?

1 2 Ki 8.20.

m c.4.5. 37.4,8.

n c.50.3.

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 26. 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.

Ob. 10. p Job 20.12. Ps.64.5.

q c.11.31.

r c.26.35.
a c.21.3.
b Ho.12.2
c c.25.20.
d c.24.29.

e assembly of people. c.12.2

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in the eyes.

6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed were evil Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he .363, 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 Padan-aram;

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

is called Bashemath.

1 Ho. 12.12.

m called

Ac. 7.2,

n c.41. Nu. 126. Job


o Jn. 1.51. He. 1.14.

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11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and break 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 Cod ascending and descending on it.


t Jos. 1.5. Ju.6.16.

u Pa. 121. 5..8.

c.35.6. w He. 13.5.

x Ex.3.5 Jos. 5. 15.

y Nu.7.1.

the house of God.

26. Ho. 12.4.

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 J 1.23, earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to b 28.15.8. the south and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. dc.35.7,14 15 And behold, I am with thee, and wille Le.27.30. keep thee in all places whither thou goest, a lift up his 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.

e De. 26. 17.


b children.

© Pr. 23.2 Ca. 1.7.


Peace to him?

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but thee Is there house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, fc437. 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.


yet the

dry is great.

h Ma. 16.3.

19 And he called the name of that place Lu. 24.2. Beth-el: but the name of that city was called | i Ex.217. Luz at the first.


J c.33.4.


k e. 13.8.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way 14.14,16. that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and │1 c.24.28. 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.

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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


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 Ison; and she ran and told her father.

13 And it came to pass when Laban heard the m 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 Phim 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.

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GENESIS.-CHAP. XXX. behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, | 4. M. 2251. What is this thou hast done unto me? did not

B. C. 1753.

v place.

I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then wJ1412 hast thou beguiled me?


26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the first-born.


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 y 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.


x c.35.22
y ver.20.
De 21.15

z Pa 127.3.
a c.30.1.

B. C. 1752.

bi. e. see a

© De. 28.7.

1 Sa. 1.20

Laban and Jacob contend.

and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's P 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

A. M. 2252 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.

Lu. 1.25.

A. M. 223 B. C. 1751. die. hear


A. M. 2254.

B. C. 1750.

e i. e. join-



B. C. 1749. fie. praise. gi. e. stood from bearing. a c. 29.31. b 1 Co.3.3. 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son; and Ja. 4.5. c Job 5.2 she called his name Reuben: for she said, 11.5. e be built by Surely the LORD hath looked upon my afflicf c. 16.3. tion; now therefore my husband will love me. A. M. 2256. 33 And she conceived again, and bare a son : B. C. 1718. and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I 8 P35.21. 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 borne 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 s left bearing.


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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 bad borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, a that I may go unto mine own b 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 and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else AM 2250. I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry; for I die.

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B. C. 1743.

p Ca. 7.13.

13. 18.7.

13. Eze.

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r Ex. 3.7.

1 Sa. 1.20.
Lu. 1.13.
si. e. a

tc. 19.14.

1 Ch. 12.

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 D33.18 I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee i since my coming: and now, when shall I provide for mine own house also?

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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, c 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. 1

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

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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 arvest, and found mandrakes in the field,|

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 min 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 45 T2 stolen with me.

b c.31.55.
e c.31.6.
d Ex. 3.21.
Ne. 1.11.

Da. 1.9.
Ac. 7.10.
e c.39.3,5.
Ps. 1.3
Is. 61.9.

f c. 29.15.
g Mat 21.


h broken

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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 ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and

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37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; and pilled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

2259. B. C. cir. 1745.

A Heb. livneh is the white poplar, so called from the whiteness of its leaves, bark, and wood, from Heb. la

van, to be white.

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; hat they should conceive when they came too ver.30. Irink.

39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle " ring-streaked, specked, and spotted.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstreaked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by themseives, 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.

n c.31.9,12.

p c. 132 21.35. 26.13,14. Job 42.12.

B. C. 1739.

Laban pursueth him.

a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return P 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?

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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 A. M. 255. his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram; for to go to Isaac his father in the land of realth," Canaan.

"Glory" is here used for

riches, or property.

a Ps. 49.16.
Ec. 4.4.
1 Ti. 6.4.
b c.4.5.

c De. 28.54. d as yesterday and the day before.

e c. 28.15.

43 And the man increased exceedingly, f ver.2,3 and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and men-servants, and camels, and asses.


1 Jacob upon displeasure departeth secretly. 24 Laban pursueth after him. 44 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed.

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 a glory.

g ver. 41. h ver. 41. Ne. 4.12. Job 19.3. Zec. 8,23.

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images "that were her father's.

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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 N12 pursued after him seven days' journey: and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

i c.20.6. Job 1.10. Ps. 37.28. 105.14.

jor, hegoals.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him k c.30.39. • as before.

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m Ex.3.4.

1 Sa. 3.4, &c. Is. 58.9.

n Ex.3.7.

Ps. 139.3.

o c. 28.18.

p ver 3. c.32.9. q c.29.27. Ne.5.5.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and rc.24.10. 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 ring-streaked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ring-streaked. 9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

8 c. 28.21. t teraphim. u Ju. 17.5. 18. 19.

13. Ho.3.


the heart of Leban w c.15.18.

2 Ki. 12. 17. Lu.9. 51.

10 And it came to pass at the time that the 46.2 cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled.


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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 a 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 d 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 Job 33.15. thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from

y c.20.3.

z from bad.

good to


32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods,

11 And the angel of God 1 spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, "Here a 18.30.2 let him not live: before our brethren discern am I.

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