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Jacob's covenant with Laban.

GENESIS, XXXIII. Jacob wrestles with an Angel.

LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

B. C. 1739.

1 Sa. 12. 5. Je. 42. 5.

50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or a Ju. 11. 10. if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us: see, God isa 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 feare 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.


b ver. 45, 48. Jos. 24. 2. d chap. 16. 5.

e verse 42.

Bor, killed


chap. 28. 1. chap.30.25. Nu. 24. 25. Pr. 21. 14. y my face. Job 42.8,9. i Ps. 91. 11. He. 1. 14.

j De. 3. 16. & caused to pass.

k Jos. 5. 14. Ps. 34. 7.

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 103. 21. goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of y me.

148. 2. Lu. 2. 13. Či. e. two


21 So went the present over before him and himself lodged that night in


AND Jacob went on his way, and the Hos. 12.3,4. the company.

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.m

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 amd 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 night and took of that which came to his hand a presenti for Esau his brother: 14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,

nascending of the morning.

m Jos. 21. 38. n Lu.14.31,32. o De. 2. 5. 0 field.

p Lu. 18. 1. 1 Co. 15. 58. Pr. 15. 1.

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r ch. 33.8, 15. chap.35.10. 2 Ki. 17.3,4. κ a prince of God.

t Hos.12.3,4. u chap.31.24. 33. 4.

v chap. 35. 3.

Ps. 107. 6.

Ju. 13. 18.

Ai. e. the

face of God.

y Ps. 50. 15.

Ex. 24. 11.
33. 20.

De. 5. 24.

34. 10. Ju. 6. 22.

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.j

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 lete 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 13. 22, 23. place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Is. 6. 5.

John 1. 18.
Col. 1. 15.
He. 11. 27.

a ch. 31.3, 13. I am less


than all, &c. chap. 24. 27.

Ps. 86. 5.

c Ps. 61. 7. 85. 10.

dJob 8.7. Ps. 18. 35. e Ps. 59. 1, 2. vupon. Hos. 10. 14. ch.28.13..15. h chap. 32. 6.

i Pr. 18. 16.

k ch. 18. 2.


43. 26.

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. CHAPTER XXXIII.

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.

Jacob's Interview with Esau.


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 givend thy servant.

came near,

6 Then the handmaidens 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.i

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.

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11 Take, I pray thee, my blessingm that is brought to thee; because God hathe 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.

2 Ki. 5. 15.

n Ex. 22. 17. Pr. 26. 25. all things. Ph. 4. 18. 92 Ki.5.16,23. r1 Ch. 22. 5. & Jos. 5. 9. n according to the foot of the work,

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on soft-u ly, 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.




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&c. and according to the foot of the children. Ga. 4. 12. chap. 32. 3. set or place.

Wherefore is this?


Ru. 2. 13.

2 Sa. 16. 4.

chap. 29.30. 2 Ki. 5. 1. Jos. 13. 27.

Ju. 8. 5.

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths. e. 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 Padan-aram; 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 p El-elohe-Israel.


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 clavek 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.

a John 3. 23. μ called

Acts 7. 15, Sychem. bchap.23.17. Jos. 24. 32.

v called

Acts 7.16,


or, lambs.

c chap. 35. 7. d ver. 15..17.

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God the God

of Israel. e Pr. 1. 12, 13. chap. 23.18. chap.30.21. h Tit. 2. 5. i Ju. 14. 1. 2 Sa. 11. 2.



k Ru. 1. 14.

1 Sa. 18. 1.

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heart of the damsel.

I Ju. 14. 2.

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiledm ch. 49. 5..7.

Dinah dishonoured. 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 e 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


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 honourabley 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 hereind 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 their's, be our's? 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

Murder of the Shechemites.


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,

B. C. 1732.

ẞ mouth.
a De. 32. 42.

29 And all their wealth, and all their lit-d tle 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 ?


AND God said unto Jacob, Arise, gọ up to Beth-el, and dwell there; and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.


little piece of ground. chap. 49. 7. chap.30.24.

1 Sa. 4. 20.

La. 2. 12. si. e. the son of my sor


ei. e. the son
of the right

Jos. 7. 25.
Ex. 5. 21.
1 Sa. 13. 4.


chap. 48. 7.

Ru. 1. 2.
4. 11.
Mi. 5. 2.
Mat. 2. 6.
i De. 4. 27.

Ps. 105. 12.
1 Sa. 10. 2.

I Mi. 4. 8.

chap. 49. 4.

1 Ch. 5. 1.
1 Co. 5. 1.
n chap. 46. 8.
o Ps. 47. 4.

2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and bey clean, and change your garments: 3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-chap. 27.43. el; and I will make there an altar unto 28. 13, 19. God, who answered me in the day of chap.18.19. my distress, and was with me a 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 Godd was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

r Jos. 24. 15.

Ps. 101.2..7.
chap. 13.18.
Jos. 14. 15.

15. 13.

u chap. 25. 8.

" chap. 25. 9.
Job 5. 26.

Jacob summoned to Beth-el.

place where God spake with him, Beth-el. 16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but ya 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 herd soul was in departing (for she died,) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.

19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath," which is Beth-lehem. 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 Padan-aram.

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, chap.31.19. being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Jos. 24. 23.

1 Sa. 7. 3.


6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in. 32.724. Now these are the generations of Esau,

the land of Canaan, that is Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him.

7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el: 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 Beth-el, under an oak; and the name of it was called 7 Allon-bachuth.

9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan-aram, 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.i

Ps. 107. 6.
a chap.28.20.
31. 3, 42.
Ex. 32.3, 4.
Hos. 2. 13.

c Ju. 9. 6.
d Ex. 23. 27.
De. 11. 25.
Jos. 2. 9.

2 Ch. 14.14.

e chap. 25.30.
fchap. 26.34.
Si. e. the God
of Bethel.
1 Ch. 1. 35.
ni. e. the oak

of weeping.
i chap.32.28.
O souls.

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; k chap. 17. 1. 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

49.3, 4.

Ex. 6. 3.

I ch. 12. 7.
13. 15.

28. 13.

ch. 13. 6, 11.

n chap. 17.22.
o De. 2. 5.
P chap. 28. 18.
K Edom.

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 I 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 bearm 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,

The Generations of Esau.

GENESIS, XXXVII. Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of B. C. 1716. Esau.

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

Bor, Zephi, 1 Ch. 1. 36.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bare to Eli-a Ex. 17.8,14. phaz, 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, 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 Seird 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.

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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

Nu. 24. 20.

1 Sa. 15. 2.

y1 Ch. 1. 50,

Hadad Pai. After his death was an aristocracy.

b Ex. 15. 15.

Sor, Aliah.


nof his father's 80journings.

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xor, Homam.
λor, Alian.
μ or, Shephi.

chap. 44.20.

Ju. 5. 30.
2 Sa. 13. 18.
Eze. 16. 16.

chap. 49.23.

Ps. 38. 19.

69. 4. Tit. 3. 3. έor, Amram. daughter of Anah. 26 And these are the children of Di-ch. 42. 6..9. shon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ith- 43. 26. ran, and Cheran. 44. 14.

27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and " Akan.

28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.

Tor, Jakan.

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.

* Ps. 118. 22. Lu.19.14,27.

chap. 44.14. 46.29.


m chap. 27.29.

31 And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom," before there reign-n1 Ch. 1. 43. ed 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

• Ac. 7. 9.

P Da. 7. 28.

Lu. 2. 19,51.

1 Sa. 17.17.

Lu. 20. 13.

The Dukes of Edom.

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 Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

39 And Baal-hanan 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. CHAPTER XXXVII. 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 bre

thren, 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 overk 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 downm 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.

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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 ?c

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 stripped Josephi 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 A 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 renty 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.

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for his son many days.


Judah's Profligacy.

35 And all his sons and all his daugh ters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted: and he said, For 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 Y officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.


nuch, cham- 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.

or, chief

Heb. chief
of the

men or ex-

2 Ki. 6. 13.
Ps. 31. 13.
37. 12, 32.

94. 21.

Mat. 21.38. 27.1.

Jno. 11. 53.

Ac. 23. 12. & master of dreams.


Pr. 1.11,16.
chap. 42.22.
Mat. 27. 28.
Sor, pieces.
k verse 3.

11 Ch. 2. 3.
m De. 25. 5.
Mat. 22. 24.

n Ps. 35. 7.
La. 4. 20.
• Pr. 30. 20.
Am. 6. 6.
q ver. 28, 36.

Je. 8. 22.
was evil in
the eyes of
the LORD.
schap. 4. 10.

Job 16. 18.
the days

were mul-
t1 Sa. 18. 17.

2 Sa. 12.9.


u Ju. 6. 3.

Ps. 105. 17.
Zec. 11. 12.
Mat. 27.9.
*Jos. 15. 10.

Ac. 7. 9.

Ju. 14. 1.

the door of
eyes, or of
Nu. 14. 6.

Ju. 11. 35.
Job 1. 20.
Joel 2. 13.
* Pr. 7. 12.

a ch.42.13,36.

Je. 31. 15. b verse 23.

cchap. 44.28.

va kid of

the goats.

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, 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 va 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

33 And he knew it, and said, It is my d2 Ki. 19.1. give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and

son's coat; an evil beaste hath devoured him: Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

Es. 4. 1.

Is. 32. 11. Jon. 3. 5.

34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put everse 25. sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned

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

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