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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 all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hands of his sons.

36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

ƒ 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.

33 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 ring-streaked, speckled, and spotted.

cob 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. v 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of the fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

f 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

ƒ 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 ring-streaked shall be thy hire: then bare all the cat tle ring-streaked.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring-streaked, t 9 Thus God hath taken away and all the brown in the flock of the cattle of your father, and Laban: and he put his own flocks given them to me. 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.

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 ring-streaked, speckled, and griz. zled.

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 f 43 And the man increased ex-which leap upon the cattle are ceedingly, and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and men-servants, and camels, and asses. CHAP. XXXI.

ND he heard the words of
Laban's sons, saying, Ja-

ring-streaked, speckled, and griz. zled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

t* 13 I am the God of Beth-el, 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.

d 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.

f17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels ;

g 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 Padan-aram; 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. f 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

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.

c 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?

f 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 maid-servants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

g 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. f 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. v 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. f 25 Then Laban overtook Ja-u 35 And she said to her father, cob. Now Jacob had pitched his Let it not displease my lord that I tent in the mount: and Laban cannot rise up before thee; for the with his brethren pitched in the custom of women is upon me. mount of Gilead. And he searched, but found not the images.

f 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.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thouf 36 And Jacob was wroth,

and chode with Laban: and Jacob ƒ 46 And Jacob said unto his answered, and said to Laban, brethren, Gather stones; and they What is my trespass? what is my took stones, and made a heap: and sin, that thou hast so hotly pursu- they did eat there upon the heap. ed after me? n 47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Ga leed:

48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

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 Ig 49 And Mizpah; for he said, been with thee; thy ewes and thy The LORD watch between me and she-goats have not cast their young, thee, when we are absent one from and the rams of thy flock have I another.

not eaten.

c 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.

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f 50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives besides 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;

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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..

t 53 The God of Abraham, and t 42 Except the God of my father, the God of Nahor, the God of their the God of Abraham, and the fear father, judge betwixt us. And of Isaac had been with me, surely Jacob sware by the fear of his thou hadst sent me away now father Isaac.

empty. God hath seen mine afflic-d 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice tion, and the labour of my hands, upon the mount, and called his and rebuked thee yesternight. brethren to eat bread: and they f43 And Laban answered, and did eat bread, and tarried all night said unto Jacob, These daughters in the mount.

are my daughters, and these chil-f 55 And early in the morning dren are my children, and these Laban rose up, and kissed his sons cattle are my cattle, and all that and his daughters, and blessed. thou seest is mine; and what can them: and Laban departed, and I do this day unto these my daugh- returned unto his place. ters, or unto their children which they have borne?


44 Now therefore come thou," AND Jacob went on his way.

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and the angels of God met

thou; and let it be for a witness n 2 And when Jacob saw them, between me and thee. he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

o 45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

g 3 And Jacob_sent messengers 14 Two hundred she-goats and before him to Esau his brother, twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes unto the land of Seir, the country and twenty rams, of Edom.

15. Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals.

f 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob 16 And he delivered them into saith thus, I have sojourned with the hand of his servants, every Laban, and stayed there until now: drove by themselves; and said unf 5 And I have oxen, and asses, to his servants, Pass over before flocks, and men-servants, and wo-me, and put a space betwixt drove men-servants: and I have sent to and drove.

tell my lord, that I may find grace 17 And he commanded the forein thy sight. most, saying, When Esau my bro

f6 And the messengers return-ther meeteth thee, and asketh ed to Jacob, saying, We came to thee, saying, Whose art thou? thy brother Esau, and also he co- and whither goest thou? and whose meth to meet thee, and four hun-are these before thee? dred 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;

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. f 19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that 8 And said, If Esau come to followed the droves, saying, On the one company, and smite it, this manner shall ye speak unto then the other company which is Esau, when ye find him. left shall escape. k 20 And say ye moreover, Bed 9 ¶ And Jacob said, O God of hold, thy servant Jacob is behind my father Abraham, and God of us. For he said, I will appease my father Isaac, the LORD which him with the present that goeth saidst unto me, Return unto thy before me, and afterward I will country, and to thy kindred, and see his face; peradventure he will I will deal well with thee: accept of me.

c 10 I am not worthy of the least 21 So went the present over beof all the mercies, and of all the fore him; and himself lodged that truth, which thou hast shewed un-night in the company.

to thy servant: for with my staff If 22 And he rose up that night, passed over this Jordan, and now and took his two wives, and his am become two bands. two women-servants, 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.

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 d 24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; do thee good, and make thy seed and there wrestled a man with as the sand of the sea, which can- him, until the breaking of the not be numbered for multitude. f 13 ¶ And he lodged there that same night, and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;


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.

d* 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.

n 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.

b 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. n 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

f 31 And as he passed over Penuel, the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

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 ser


ƒ 6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

7 And Leah also with her chil dren 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. u 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 32 Therefore the children of seen the face of God, and thou Israel eat not of the sinew which wast pleased with me. 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.

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c 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.

f 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 over-drive them one day, all the flock will die. g 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,

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