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a wife for my son of my kindred, I may turn to the right hand, or to and of my father's house. the left.

41 Then shalt thou be clear from this mine oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my bath.

f 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:

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.

c 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard 43 Behold, I stand by the well their words, he worshipped the of water; and it shall come to LORD, bowing himself to the pass, that when the virgin cometh earth.

forth to draw water, and I say to f 53 And the servant brought her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink ;

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.

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 54 And they did eat and drink, appointed out for my master's son. he and the men that were with 45 And before I had done speak-him, and tarried all night; and ing in mine heart, behold, Rebekah they rose up in the morning, and came forth with her pitcher on her he said, Send me away unto my shoulder; and she went down master. 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.

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 f 47 And I asked her, and said, the damsel, and inquire at her Whose daughter art thou? And mouth. she said, The daughter of Bethuel, 58 And they called Rebekah, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare and said unto her, Wilt thou go unto him and I put the ear-ring with this man? And she said, I 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 inaster Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his


T 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me and if not, tell me; that

will go.

f59 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 T And Rebekah arose and her damsels, and they rode upon

the camels, and followed the man: | years of Abraham's life which he and the servant took Rebekah, and lived, a hundred threescore and went his way. fifteen years.

f 62 And Isaac came from the 8 8 Then Abraham gave up the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he ghost, and died in a good old age, dwelt in the south country. an old man, and full of years;

c 63 And Isaac went out to medi- and was gathered to his people. tate in the field at the even-tideg 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishand he lifted up his eyes, and saw, mael buried him in the cave of and behold, the camels were co- Machpelah, in the field of Ephron ming. the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre ;

f 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

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f 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: o 65 For she had said unto the there was Abraham buried, and servant, What man is this that Sarah his wife. walketh in the field to meet us? And it came to pass after And the servant had said, It is my the death of Abraham, that God master: therefore she took a vail blessed his son Isaac: and Isaac and covered herself. dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, f67 And Isaac brought her into whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sahis mother Sarah's tent, and took rah's handmaid, bare unto AbraRebekah, and she became his wife; ham.

66 And the servant told Isaac 'all things that he had done.

and he loved her and Isaacf 13 And these are the names of was comforted after his mother's the sons of Ishmael, by their death.

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names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah :

And Jokshan begat Sheba, 16 These are the sons of Ishand Dedan. And the sons of De-mael, and these are their names, dan were Asshurim, and Letushim, by their towns, and by their cas. and Leummim. tles; twelve princes according to


4 And the sons of Midian; their nations. Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, f 17 And these are the years of and Abidah, and Eldaah. All the life of Ishmael: a hundred these were the children of Ketu- and thirty and seven years and rah. gave up the ghost and died, and f 5 T And Abraham gave all was gathered unto his people. that he had unto Isaac. g 18 And they dwelt from Havi6 But unto the sons of the con-lah unto Shur, that is before cubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son (while he yet lived) eastward, unto the east


f 7 And these are the days of the

Egypt, as thou goest toward As-
syria: and he died in the pre-
sence of all his brethren.
f 19 ¶ And these are the genera
tions of Isaac, Abraham's son:
Abraham begat Isaac :

20 And Isaac was forty years [fit shall this birthright do to me? old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

21 And Isaac entreated the 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread LORD for his wife, because she and pottage of lentiles; and he was barren: and the LORD was did eat and drink, and rose up, entreated of him, and Rebekah and went his way: thus Esau dehis wife conceived. spised his birthright.

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said, If it be so, why am I thus ? And she went to inquire 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 a 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.

f 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.

f29 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.


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the land, besides 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.

b3 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; r4 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 :

c 5 Because that Abraham obey. ed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

g 6 T And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: u 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; be cause she was fair to look upon. f 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.

c 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, at the point to die: and what pro-and said, Behold, of a surety she is

thy wife and how saidst thou, n 21 And they digged another well, She is my sister? And Isaac said and strove for that also: and he unto him, Because I said, Lest I called the name of it Sitnah.

22 And he removed from thence,

die for her. 10 And Abimelech said, What and digged another well; and for is this thou hast done unto us? that they strove not: and he callone of the people might lightly ed the name of it Rehoboth; and have lain with thy wife, and thou he said, For now the LORD hath shouldest have brought guiltiness made room for us, and we shall be upon us. fruitful in the land.

g 23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall sure-b 24 And the LORD appeared unly be put to death. to him the same night, and said, I f12 Then Isaac sowed in that am the God of Abraham thy faland, and received in the same ther: fear not, for I am with thee, year a hundred-fold: and the and will bless thee, and multiply LORD blessed him : thy seed for my servant Abraham's

13 And the man waxed great, sake. 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. g 17 ¶ And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. f18 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.

d 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.

f26 Then Ahimelech 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 g 20 And the herdmen of Gerar the morning, and sware one to did strive with Isaac's herdmen, another: and Isaac sent them saying, The water is ours: and away, and they departed from him he called the name of the well in peace. Esek; because they strove with him.

32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants

came and told him concerning the 10 And thou shalt bring it to well which they had digged, and thy father, that he may eat, and said unto him, We have found that he may bless thee before his death.


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

35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

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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 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.

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. c 13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

ƒ 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.

f 18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

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. 19 And Jacob said unto his f 6 And Rebekah spake unto father, I am Esau thy first-born; Jacob her son, saying, Behold, II have done according as thou baheard thy father speak unto Esau dest me: arise, I pray thee, sit thy brother, saying, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD, before my death.

u 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:

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. ƒ 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him,

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